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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY. DECEMBER 10, 1912.
, Published t!l at Becon
nu. Rork Island. I1L fEntred at the
poatofflce sconi-cl matter.)
hack lataad Hbn f tb Aoei4
favor of the people and commercial
"We do the same deeds that our
fathers Lave done."
Will congress be as wise as parlia
ment wag when it swept the evils, the
robber tariff system, out of Great Brit
The battle against trusts and monop
olies will never be won unil commerce
TERMS Tan cnt per waek. by car-! and trade are adjusted to the econom-
rlar. In Rock L and. ""-iimr appi? 10 me people.
Complaiau of dalivary ervtea abould
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
b mad to the circulation department,
which anould alio b notlflad In erar?
Instance wnera It fa dealrad to have
paper discontinued, aa carriers hara na
authorltjr In tba praralaea,
AU communication of arg-atnectatlT
charaotar. political or raltgtout. must
hara ral oarea attaohad far pcbUca-
A GOOD OBJECT LESSON.
The prompt and sensible action on
the part of State's Attorney Thomp
son recently put a stop to the depreda
tions of a band of Rock Island boys
who had started on the wrong road
In life, but who for the most part did
not realize the grave na'ure of their of-
i I f '.-a.
1 1 . fcyirs
! 1 '
ever flctttlona ata-catnra
Talaphonea In all departmental Cn
tral Union. Weat 141. 1141 and 2145;
Union E3actrlc 614a.
tlon. No suet artlclaa will ba prlctad ( fenses. Merely mischief bent at the
start, but under bad leadership they
were fast getting into the ways that
make criminals. All unknown to their
parents they were pursuing a course
that would eventually have led them
all Into the reform school, if not
worse, when their case was brought
to the attention of the new prosecutor.
Two of the youths were more inclin
ed to wrongdoing than the others, who
seemed to be possessed of the Idea
thfy were merely having fun, at the
expense of somebody else.
State's Attorney Thompson looked
carefully Into the case, sent the ring
leader who had approached the Incor
rigible to a sta-e reformatory and sus
pended a fine of $200 over the head
Tuesday, December 10, 1912.
Ttie Argus Daily Story
Balloon No. 7 By Clarissa Mackie.
Coprrlcbtcd. 111. tT Associated Literary Bureau.
Maisie Tomeroy dismissed her pupils l same chubby faced, apple cheeked lit-
Take no extra steps. Have food and
utensils close at hand. A kitchen cab
inet, shelves for food and cooking ma
terial, such as salt, pepper, baking
powder, spices, sugar, etc. Small
utensils in a drawer in the cabinet or
working table or hung on hooks within
e:iiy reaching distance. Knives ara
much better in a rack over the sink
The table and sink must be high
"I had such & horrible dream last
and locked the door of the little school
house. It lacked three days of the long
vacation, and the last hours of the
school year dragged heavily, for June
weather was insistently calling. Her
homeward walk led along pleasant
country Lines and through clover fields
crisscrossed with narrow footpaths.
In Maisle's pocket was her last
month's salary, and In spite of June
weather and the calling bobolink her
heart was heavy with disappointment,
though her face wore Its usual expres
sion of unruffled sweetness. Just the
amount of tbat wontli's salary would
take her to a large summer resort,
where she might have two weeks of
such enjoyment as she had never known
Consider the poor children at Christ
raas time and help send Santa Claus to
If yon are not already enlisted In the
ranks of Santa Clave Goodfellows, you
miirht tn h
J ents. with the admonition that another nder J a wlndow whe
Th national woman suffrage so-1 .i,i -,.,,1, t .h ,,, possible. This will save a woman s
clety will have a new constitution, j Brrjool. The other four were re-
But It is to be hopd that It won't fash
ion this new dress after the hobble
A Texas washerwoman has been be-
raanded to the care of their parents
with Instruction that they be kept at
home nights and warned that they are
still in the custody of the law and that
another complaint would result seriou-s-
mg on top. prepare lettuce and any !
fresh or left-over vegetables with
Fresh dressing for salad. Make the
crffee and dinner is ready. I
White navy beans 1 quart'
Salt pork iT pound !
Molasses 4 cup
I Tcmato sauce 1 cup
, Salt 1 teaspoonful ;
. , . . . i Soda i,4 teaspoonful i
The problem of home cooking is tOpFrper teaspoonful;
prepare appetizing and wholesome I rtensils-Bean pot, measuring cup, !
metis with due regard to expenditure j stew pan, sharp knife, colander.
of time and money. Directions Wash and soak the
It is one thing to plan the meals 'beans over night in plenty of cold;
. .. . . .. lwr.ter. In the morning wash and put
and another to cook and serve them,.. . , ..fc ,,,
I the m intra tna V oft In- nvar t-i t n -- I H
quickly and well. The following sug-Wlter and DrInR 8l0wiy to the boiling night." she said. "It was about you.! in her monotonous life. She had read
gesuons are given to aid in una wortc aaa thA Rr(ia - hen neariv cear i oi me ii ensures oi iui mj vj -a.
sue una Known ins w uuc I'uiruis
were well to do to sHnd several months
there, and now Ella Shnw had written
to sny they were going and wished
Mntsie to Join them. It wns to be
"Dutch treat," nnd she knew thnt
meant ench girl was to pay her own ex
penses. She had not even mentioned the mat
er to her mother, for she knew that
their resources were bndly strained this
year. There wns an uncle who had
been bedridden for two years, and they
were now maintaining his' declining
days in the hospital, where he could be
best cared for. As Maisie was the only
wnge earner In their family of two, it
was important prohibitive, rather-
boiling. Boil Just a moment and turn vvell. never mind, little giru ne j
into colander and drain well. Return replied. "Dreams go by contraries, i
tD the kettle and cover with freshly-j Tou know. What did you dream?" I
boiled water and simmer until upon Oh, it waa awful. I dreamed you
lilting some of the beans out on a "were attracting a whole lot of atten-sr-oon
and blowing on them, the skins tlon."
crack. Now pour into the bean pot "I dont see anything awful about
and bury the pork, which has been ! that I should think you would be
6ccred or the skin cut through in glad to have me attract a whole lot
squares in the beans. Mix the mo- of attention."
lasses and half a cup of the water "Why. Harry! How can you say
Lefcough so a woman will not have to , from tne beans toeether: Dour this that? You know that people can't
hnvlor and turned him back to his par-!stcP; from 34 to 36 lnpbes in height over sprinkle with pepper, add a cup' attract attention any more without
health and strength more than all the
new-fangled kitchen utensils ever in
vented. Use few dishes as possible and
clean up as you go along. Set things
back in place immediately after using.
of tomato sauce if you like the flavor i helng bad, don't you?"
and cover with the rest of the water, j
reserving the remainder to use later i
over the beans aa they bake dry. Bake
nueathed $100,000 by one of her . The boys were all thoroughly ! ? orK n1fat ?ulc,Kiy a"a Kq.ule": j""
Clients. It is safe to bet that she ! fr;rhtened and brought to a realizing dreB 6n."W be of waalb,etmatntj
never put too much star.h in his j B,.nse that unless they mended their , e P'ain pro' TZlt
nirts. I ways and elected to become, good cit-
j i7l?ng instead of bad ones the law
depart-1 would take care of them.
special ' jf waB a wholesome object lesson
for the i a,;(; the parents were grateful that the
P in I matter had been brought to their at-
Blu prritrinuiji vi iietul-
housekeepers do not cook or wash
Apparently the postoffice
ment is going to require a
stamp for the parcels post
same reason that there Is a
It takes a Vermonter to catch a Ver
monter. The legislature of that state End there is
haa repealed the porcupine bounty
,'ew because people have been caught
raising the animals fur the sake of
the 30 cent.
Cities even of the size of Rock Is
land have many pitfalls for the youth
dishes on their clothes, but In their
respective places, stove and sink.
rE( EMBF.R MFAtS.
Dinner Baked beans, hot brown
biead, baked potatoes, combination
sa!ad, coffee. Time 45 minutes.
Preparation The baked beans and
but one way to avoid : brown bread are to te prepareu im-
them, and that is in parents knowing j mediately after breakfast. This time! veil together. Dissolve the soda in a!
v here their boys are nights and after , is not included in the actual time in little boiling water, then add to the i
school hours. ' 'the preparation of the meal. Three-1 sour milk: pour in molasses. When!
-rr-rrrrrr j quarters of an hour before dinner! all is well mixed add to the meal and'
Say, young man, didn't I pass a
ir. a moderate oven covered for six "bad half dollar on you the other day?"
or eight hours. These should be per- j "Mr. Spooner, you and I don't need that not one penny be wasted.
fert in shape and just moist. These' any chaperon; I'm ten years older "If BloomfJeld were not so dull." she
may be done in the tireless cooker : than you are." ! murmured wistfully. "Ever since I
and browned in an oven for 20 min
DRl.KlOl'S BROWN BIIEtD,
Materials Rye meal 1 1-3 cups;
corn meal, 14 cups, graham flour, 1
cup; salt. 1 teaspoon; soda. 1 tea
spoon; best Porto Rico molasses, 1
cup: sour milk or buttermilk, 3 cups.
Utensils Two bowls, one large and
one small one, teaspoon, measuring ! on these impatient customers first."
cup, two bread molds and wooden
Directions Mix the meals and flour
"Yes, sir, I'm th officer on this beat. 1 can remember there has never been
Put that coin back in yer pocket, j any unusual happening here. No new
young feller, an' go back where ye I families ever move here, nnd nobody
Item from, or I'll run ye in!" i ever marries anybody that lives farther
"Maria, these old clothes of mine j than Fairmount I don't wonder there
are too ragged to be made over for are so many maiden ladies in this vll
Johnny. Take him out and get him j Inge!" She smiled as she pushed open
a new suit." ! the front gate, for there on the front
'Tm in no hurry, young lady; wait piazza sat her mother, dispensing cake
and root beer to Ave or Bioomneids
spinsters. Some day she. too. would
THEIR FIRST QUARRREU
IMPEACHMENT 1KIAES IN HIS.
Toll V. I
Impeachment trials always create j
intense interest. Attention is directed !
to the impeachment trial of Judge
Surgeon General Blue warns the
public that death may lurk In the res
taurant sugar bowl. But why bother
about the sugar bowl when the res
taurants are handing out hash under1 Robert W. Archbald of the court of i
commerce, accused of using nis Ju-1
dlcial office for private gain. The j
senate is sitting as both judge and (
jury while seven congressmen act as j
! prosecuting attorneys.
i As this case proceeds, unfolding its
light the oven and scrub the potatoes : salt and blend all together thorough-
veil with a brush. Wipe dry and putjlv. Pour into well greased Boston j
them into the oven when moderately brown bread molds, quart sizes, put !
bot. Too hot an oven v.astes the gas I en the cover and steam in a steam
ar.d crusts the potatoes over too cooker three hours, uncover and bake ;
qu'ckly, and does not allow the water j 20 minutes. If you do not have the
in the potatoes to escape. While j steam cooker, set into a kettle of boil-;
tbey are baking and the beans brown- irg water to steam.
THE REAIi CHKIBTMAS SPIRIT.
There has recently been started an
organization which has for lis object
the en'.lstment of members pledged disclosures to 'he public, let us turn
to assist In reviving the spirit of the ' bark the pages of impeachment, his-, Lonffillff
old time fhristnias. the following i tory for
"rcusc ,,,m "WU1 j Slates sjnator from Tennessee, who!
"I will be brave enough to give on-; was jn the the year IT'.'S tried on a!
ly where love and sympathy and help- charge of conspiring with certain!
'ullness make giving worn while. I ' British officers to steal part of Louis -I
lanu rrom Spain tor me nenent or
POEMS WRITTEN FOR THE ARGUS
a moment, me tirst casei
for a Paper
will not turn Christmas Into a day
Dt barter aud exchange. 1 will make
i nose whom 1 love and who iOve me
happy, and bring joy, as far as I am
able, to those who otherwise would
nave no Joy to the poor, the lonely,
the 111, t.he old, the friendless and
While perhaps few will find it con
sistent with their idea of things tt
pnllst as members of any organiza
tion which requires such a pledge,
at ill there are many who wll indorse
the principles upon which the league
is founded and who believe that rad
ical reforms along the lines suggest
d are needed. To many the burden
i returning gifts to all who remember
:hem precludes thought of the poor
i England. He was acquitted on a tech
nicality, but was expelled from the sen-',
ate. Then came Judge John Picker-
. ing of New Hampshire, who was tried
for drunkenness and profa-nity during
; tho year 1S03 and was convicted and I
r moved. In the year 1S04 Samuel;
Chase, one of the associate justices;
of the United States supreme court,'
, was tried on charp.es of irregularities!
growing out of the conduct of a trial,
, but was acquitted. An acquittal was:
i also sec ured by Judge James H. Peck j
t Missouri, who in 1830 was accused!
! of partiality in legal derisions j
: During the civil war. or in 1862 to!
be exact. Judge West H. Humphreys ;
, of Tennessee was impeached and re-j
BY MAY KINCAID.
i Written at Oi-lrichs, S. 1.)
In my little old claim shanty
All alone I sit tonight.
Waiting for the good old Argus,
News of home makes one feel
Here we do not have the comforts
That we had while w e were there,
Just a big box for our table
And a nail keg for a chair.
Put at that 1 am contented,
I have lots of work to do,
Caring for our cows and horses.
Calves and colts, and chickens, too.
Ducks and geese and lots of squeal
ing, If you fail to feed the hogs;
One good cat with many kittens
And a dear old shepherd dog.
uid unfortunat.e and the large class
who most nued gift are sadly neg
lected In tiie abundance of gifts that
liners receive so that the festive day
lecomes more one- of heart.iches and
ll!appolntment than one of good
; heer and good w ill to al..
With the making of gifts to friends
those whom are cherished and
hopo affection in esteemed, none
should utter protest, but the whole
sale exchange often indulged in to
But at night when chords are over
And my supper work is through;
That's the time that I get longing.
Good old Argus, just for you.
he exclusion of (he unfortunate and!
needy i a travesty upon the true Big-1
ntdcance of the day and cannot, be
; moved from office, his offense being that
i he entered the service of t.he confed
eracy without resigning or vacating;
uls onice. Soon atter the civil war i
came our most sensational impeach- j
ment trial, that of President, Andrew ; nothing to nobody and do'ng nothing
I Johnson, who became chief magistrate ; to nobody," happy to exist. Now a
b wson of the assassination of Abra- heartless proffssor of psychology in
: ham Mnco'n. The charges against i Harvard, Yerkes by name, has found
Johnson were largely the outgrowth of ' out that the angleworm has a brain
his attempt to remove Edwin M. Stan- i pan
(ton as secretary of war. regardless of ! Knowine tnat an angleworm will
i the w inh-9
Alter a , i.-,.D roa-l nut rtf u liht nlarp intn
stormy trial Johnson was acquitted, but a dark one. the professor put the
by the narrowest margin. An acquit- , worm wMcQ ne wag experimenting on.
tal was likewise secured by William W. ! t -uhieh were two
: imv a. fc.oo
t . .u , .. . Belknap, secretary of war under Pros-j j..,, Tv,0 riprit hand hole was'
Let the poople amid the p.annlngl. . v,h ! dsLrk hole8" The right hana hole was
'or thA hftnnirMt t thMr nwn Alan F " a ! meriv an earth cavity. me .err
1ve heed to thoae w ho will be with- i "CC.Ted. T"?! f r ' . .p.r,V,l??. b" ne- however, contained a mild
C?rT, , .lnn'an-postinthe!
I .C .7 VI a fs' The mofLt recent impeachment
:he ill. the od and the fri?ndlesa, .... o ,.,,-.., ,
, , . , . .. . : trial was that of Judge Charles Swayne
ill surely make the d&v brighter for i - , .K..K.v i a
of Florida, which took place in r904 and
' restrlted in an acquittal. Judge Swayne,
It may be remembered, was tried on 12
AN ANClKr 1S.HI K. Icharges of corruption and incompe-
The recent vindication of the Sher-ifency.
nan law by the decision of the federal ' Even though convictions are not al
nipreme court In the Harrlman merger. 'J'8 obtained, these trials, where the
teviaence jusnnes trial, cannot Dut nave
! a moral effect for r;ood. That there are
j so few in American history Indicates
I the honorable record of those officials
' who w ould be liable to Impeachment
for dlEhonor. These judicial trials
point the Importance of keeping Judl-
solved Is not a new one.
Th English-speaking peoples have
jeen making a stubborn fight for com
nercial freedom for centuries. Back In
:he 17th century tin 1624) 81r Edward
Tooke Introduced in the English parlia
ment a bill declaring that "all nionop
jlles and restraints are altogether con
:rary to the laws of this realm, and o
ire, and shall be, contrary and void and
jf no effect and In no wise to be put in
necutlon." And so tt was ordered by
"We see the same sights that our
fathers have seen." Mergers and com-
The Alphabetical Review.
BY BELLE ASH ER.
A Stands for aid,
Stands ready to give:
E Stands for best,
Do yours and live.
C Stands for care.
So careful be you;
TJ Stands for dust,
But dust pray eschew.
E Stands for earnest,
As all workers should be;
F Stands for faith,
Light given to see.
Q Stands for good,
That is all else above;
H Stands for high.
Highest striving is love.
I Stands for I,
So handle with care;
J Stands for joy,
With the worthy not rare.
K Stands for kind.
Something boundless and
L Stands for love.
To win and to keep.
M Stands for mother.
Whom we rarely deserve;
Jf Stands for now,
A good time to observe.
0 Stands for open.
Sesames' magic store;
p Stands for pleasure.
With home for the core.
Q Stands for quiet.
'Tis harmony's need;
R Stands for reason.
Which we must heed.
S Stands for salve.
Of kindness for wounds;
T Stands for truth.
More firm than the ground.
U Stands for up.
We after striving rise;
V Stands for victory.
Where self is denied.
V Stands for won.
Of preseverance the crown;
X Stands for xyst.
Not for falling down.
Y Stands for youth.
With joy a tryst;
25 Stands for zenith.
Of true effort the test.
Mr. Nwwed Remember, you prom
ised "to love, honor and obey."
Mrs. Newwed Nonsense. How can
a woman love &.nd honor a man who
always insists upon being obeyed?
ruptlon. Tha cases of Judicial corrup
tion are so few makes our Judiciary the
pride of the American people.
TEACHIMt ANGLEWORMS TO
Is science never going to stop pes
tering? Are scientists merely boys ! rage question.
ly charged electric battery, t,ne ob
ject of which is to give the worm a
shock In case it should desire to poke
Itself Into it.
At last reports the worm had learn
ed 1U lesson pretty well and waa con
tinually going to the right when it
was put into the glass dish.
This would be bad enough If it
stopped there, but does any one in
touch with the scientific mind imag
ine it will not push the possibilities) much nobler his work would be; how
of this find to the limit? Now 'that j philantropic, how inspiring!
the ang'.eworm has shown he can; But, with our knowledge of vivisec
think, he must he made to think. I tion it would be foolish to expect this
Heretofore nothing has bothered hira ! sympathetic attitude. j
because nothing interested him. Now j
he will have to worry over the high New York George Krause. 13 years:
cost of living. Christmas bills, auto old. is dead here from a puncture ofl
repairs, and church and club dues. : the brain eaid t0 have beeD caused by
Moreover, having once show n his ca-' v, ,. ,
, . , . . . i companion, who two weeks ago
racitv. he will be led to pursue It to .. . . . ,
I Ito lrttHz-nl nt Ho will harp to learn ...
, . : ' 7 , ! bteiia rib. The improvised javelin
auction bridge and golf: harder still e)ruck Krauge Just back of the
he will have to master the marking of i Mt ear He ,ived J3 dave wnich
h'.s ba.lot, and take sides on the suff-L,r.,7rt hic rhrciH.
form one of a similar group.
"Lots of news. Maisie." cried Emma
Risley as the girl sat down on the top
step and sipped a glass of the cool
"News?" repeated Maisie: then she
added quickly: "Oh, you menn the new
flagpole in front of the town hall? I
saw tbat yesterday."
"No. Indeed: that's old! Whnt do
you think is going to happen In Bloom
icld?" Emma was bursting with Im
portance, nnd the four other spinsters
nodded their heads significantly.
"A circus?" There were painfully
few things that ever hod happened In
nioomfield. and Maisle's Imagination
"No, sir! What do you think of bal
loon races here?" Miss Rlsley's voice
"Balloon races?" echoed Maisie
"Ten balloons all starting at once
from Cabot's big hay field!"
"When is It going to be?" asked
"In three weeks. The men have
been here nnd looked over the grounds,
nnd the lumber Is on the way. AH
the rooms nt the hotel have been en
gitged for the workmen. You see. I
l:new about it the first one because I
hold a first mortgage on Cabot's big
Repartee. j field," explained Emma Risley Impor-
A perspicacloui young man, passing ! tautly, "and Joshua Cabot spoke to me
where an old cclcred man waa busy ; about the matter."
Betting fire to the dead grass in a When they had chatted themselves
meadow, accosted him thus: i nwy Maisie and her mother sat on
"Don't do that. Uncle Eb, don't do ! the piazza until the sun went down.
that!" They talked nbout the coming of the
"Why so. sab, why so?" ' i balloonists and how it had been learned
"You w ill make that meadow as that Bloomfield was chosen because
black as you are." 1 ot some special advantage It possessed
"Never mind dat. sab, never mind i for the purpose, and everybody said
dat! Dat grass will all grow out an'tl)at ,1C? ciS excursionists saw
be as green as you Is!" Judge. ' i w,,:lt beautiful spot Bloomfield really
. j was there would start an Influx of
summer boarders nnd possibly 'a laud
"Mother, dear." half sighed Maisie.
"I whs complaining this very afternoon
of the dullness here, and as I walked
home through Cabot's Held I was wish
The wisest man wp ever knew
Deferred unto Ills little wife;
She had good sense enough for two.
And so they led a happy life.
Balm to the Suffragette.
The social worker stopped a small i
girl who was carrying a baby. "Isn't!
he a fine, big boy?" she began. In- j
grsftiatingly. "What's his name?"
The child waxed indignant. "It !
ain't a boy! Everybody thinT-is It's a ,
boy." She hugged the baby closer. I
"You poor darlln'!" she r.oothed.
"They a!n't got much opinion of you, ,
'ave they?" Life.
ing almost anything would hapen to
break the monotony. Now that some
thing is going to happen I nui feeling
sorry nliout the clover fields. They are
Mrs. Pomcrny laughed softly and
caressed her daughter's bronze hair.
That's the way wlrh all of ns. my
dear. I have known for a long time
that you were weary of the monotouy
of your life, nnd I cannot blame you.
! n " , i ...... ., ii . i, . . ... ..
"What do you mean by that?" re- ! """" ' """ " -
tnrted Duhl.s ceninr trouhle i '11 to Lt ,I1,,re ollt of l,fe even lf
Br.iH whpn vn.l In. rr ''""J " "lu
"I admire that old plug of a car you
sold me. Dubbs," 6aid Winkle'op sar
castically. "It shows Eiich adn.irable
Why, as you said when you
duced me to buy It. It can go 7." miles
an hour, but it won't," said Winkltitou.
THE USUAL WAY.
Green I hear your countrr home
U1UHUUUB iu IT.'i.mi vi muf rt- uoi:Hrull up, fin) icgl ineir pleasant I Science has WOrKea A. WOrm SI Knnbano Th attarrnr tn rrnhsilol
permitted in England. English-speak- little pranka on birds and beasts and j cruel wrong by dragging him into the1 tie eeiate of a man who still is alive'
ing people are stubborn in their de-1 the like. Instead of stoning frogs? intellectual light. If he had to think. ! ceme to a halt when Judse Sullivan!
mand for commercial freedom. The; What, for example, has the angle-1 which, between ourselves, seems en-!or0ered the vacation of the petition j was burn,'d dolirn last wekk- 'd you
robber-tariff system was long ago abol-! worm over dene x.o the investigators ; tirsly superfluous, and if he must be for lettera of administration of thei83 anything?
irhed in England aa a result of a long , that his sanctity must be invaded ar.d j taught, why not plan so that thought1 f?o 000 estate of Edward Connolly of i "wiEe Ye9: we succeeded in getting
and action should work to his better-; Conconully Station, and the dismissal J ?ut 801110 "ungs e amai want,
ment and Joy? If Professor Yerkes j of a special administration. Connolly,!
cculd teach anglewonrs to climb trees) v ho is a pioneer of eaEtem Washing-1 AH the cexs all the time. The
when fishermen hunt for bait how ton. Is in a local hospital. Argus.
drawn out fight against It as an oppres-' he, himself, turned inside out and out-
rive handicap on commercial freedom.
The same issue waa paramount In
th,- late campaign v4 waa decided la
side in to '.earn if he can think? From
time Immemorial A. Worm haa gone
his pUcld, unobsiruslve way, "sayiEg
i never went away rrom tne village.
I There were parties every week nnd
socials and spelling classes and skating
parties. The winter wns always too j
short for all the good times we hud j
Nowadays the girls and young men go
away to the cities, nnd those thnt re
main and marry here don't seem to
care for the old simple pleasures."
"Perhaps after the balloon races are
over we will rejoice in our old time
quiet. But somehow 1 would like to
have just a taste of life and pleasure
before" Maisie flushed and bit her
"Before what, dear':"
I know I'm horrid, mother, but I j
was going to say wrote 1 settled down i
Into a regulation iJloonitleld old tnald."
cri.ul the girl, hiding her face in her j
Mrs. Pomeroy smiled indulgently.
"You ere sure of that. Maisie? Did
you tell Walter Avery never to come
back to P.'.oomBeld?"
For n long time Maisie was silent.
Then she threw up her head and tossed
the straying locks from her flushed
cheeks. Her brown eyes were very
"I told him things that I am sure be
will never forgive." she said slowly.
"I said I would never marry a Bloom
field boy and settle down Into a hum
drum existence. I said I couW never
thick of seriously; that every time
tie boy I went to school with years
"What did Walter say to that?" Mrs.
Pomeroy's face was grave, though her
brown eyes were shining, too. and they
looked much Hke Maisie's.
"He didn't say anything. He Just
nodded his head in that awkward way
of his and went off. The next I heard
be was la New York studying to be a
doctor. You know he has never been
home since." Maisie's tone was un
The days before the great event that
was to tnnsform Bloomfield from a
sleepy country village Into a fashion--able
rendezvous for n day were filled
with preparations for the balloon
races. As if by magic all the daisies
in Cabot's field were laid to the
ground and grand stands were erect
ed and huge gas tanks put in place.
School wns ended, and Maisie walked
in other directions when she chose to
be outdoors. Now. she only remem
bered Cabot's field as the place where
Walter had met her one day and con
fessed his love among the daisies,
which are supposed never to tell lov
Maisie was disturlied by these memo
ries that forced themselves upon her.
She did not wish to think of Walter
Avery, and she bad dismissed him
from her mind for four years and re
sented that she could not banish him
from her memory. She felt sure that
out there in the big world there was
waiting for her an ideal loVer. hand
some, courtly, polished, rich.
At last came Bloomfleld'a great day.
The rood to Cabot's field was black
with vehicles of every description. Hy
10 o'clock every sat In the stands was
filled, and the four sldesof.the grent
field were lined with carriages, motor
cars and farm wagons. Maisie nnd her
mother were there and by good for
tune and the kind offices of Emma
Risley had -secured front row seats la
one of the stnnds. Ten big balloons
swayed slowly, tugging at their anchor
ropes. There were a smell of escaplug
gas, the music of a band and the
sound of many voices. Maisie found
herself enjoying the excitement. If
this was life she would like a taste
Emma Risley leaned across Maisie
and spoke to Mrs. Pomeroy. "I hear
Walter Avery's going up in one of the
balloons. You know he's quite an
amateur bnlloonist. Mrs. Avery is wor
ried almost to death about It."
"Ballooning is a dangerous sport."
returned Mrs. Tomeroy's calm voice,
"but I suppose Walter finds it a re
laxation from his professional work."
"I guess he deserves all the fun ho
gets. They say he worked like a Tro
jan to get his degree, aud now he's to
go in partnership with a city doctor."
Emma Risley sat back in her sent.
"There, they're off. Maisie! 1 wouder
which is Walter's balloon. Let me see
your program No. 7 (that's a lucky
number, anyway). Dr. Avery! Isn't
thnt funny? Seems as If 1 could see
Walter as he wns when be came to
school to me years ago. Think- of his
being a doctor!"
Maisie wns thinking entirely to-
much for her own good. She was thor
oughly frightened at the Idea of Wal
ter Avery's ascension in the bnHoon.
She could see No. 7 now. That was
Walter, tall, slender, supple of form,
his dark hair blowing back from his
forehead. He was looking their way.
Was he looking nt her? She told her
self that he could merely see the crowd
of white faces; that he could not pick
out individuals. Still he stared, and
then, just as the anchors were enst
adrift and he started up. he waved a.
handkerchief toward them. Suddenly
Maisie's little handkerchief broke into
n fluttering signal. The fresh breeze
tore It from her hand, and It whirled
upward with balloon No. 7.
Waller leaned out. deftly caught tbe
bit of white, tucked It in bis breast oi'd
amid the cheers of the crowd went up
to an altitude that caused hearts to
throb and cheeks to pale with appre
hension. When the last airship hud be
come a mere speck in the sky the
crowd dlserse(l to other diversions,
and Maisie and her mother went home.
It would be late In the afternoon be
fore the balloons might be sighted on
the return trip, provided they were not
driven before adverse winds. Then
their return would be uncertain Indeed.
There was an excellent chance that
some of them would never come back.
Maisie Pomeroy never forgot that
waiting time. In those hours died till
the foolish longing and discontentment
that had possessed her. There was only
one thing she craved, and tbat was the
life of Walter Avery, whether he loved
her now or not. She knew that she
With the evening came the return of
the hallootiists. every one safe. Walter
Avery winning the second prize, which
he did not care a fig for. because a
greater prize awaited him in Mrs. Pom
eroy's old fashioned garden. Bloomfield
is a thriving suburb now. and life thera
Is by no n.eaiis dull ami commonplace.
The halictn ground is now a baseball
Dec. 10 in American
1 looked at. LUn be seemed to be the
Wi William I.loyd (iarrison. Journal
ist and abolition leader, boru: died
1S32 Andrew Jackson issued his proc
lamation against the "imllillers" of
1SUS-Treaty of pence between I'uitcd
State and Spain signed at Purls.
1910-Offk-lal figures of the thirteenth
ceusus published: population, ex
clusive of Alaska, ) ,U2.W,: in
cluding all possessions, 101.10O.UMl;
gain since 1!00, l j,r'(..SiO.
A contented spirit is tha sweett.cua
of exbsteiice. Dickens.