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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1913.
nc. Rock Island. IU. (Entrd at to
ffostofflcs as sacond. class matter.)
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Saturday, January 4, 1913.
We have had a slight touch of the
beautiful but so far the Ice crop has
made no rash promises.
' Having put an end to the last
vestige of serfdom, Russia Is only
held back by .grand dukes and a weak
Maybe some day Chicago will wake
tip to the fact that those auto baa
dlts that are terrorizing the city have
some acquaintance with some of tha
pttfice of that city.
More than 70.000 quarts of cham
pagne were consumed in New York j
on New Year's eve. Still there is
room for hope that a few New York
era remained sober.
A Georgia woman was given a di-! experience of long tramps there would
vorce becauv her husband got drunk' be fewer doctors' bills to pay. and the
on oaresroric. In Ceoreia. it aDuears. ! undertakers would shortly find them-
even infants must be guarded against ! selves facing hard times.
that form of deprivation. j Especially for women of the suffra-
gist type, who take life and its cares
An eastern female college profes-1 riously and subject themselves to a
sor addressing an Inter-coKegiate so- j BOod dal of mtntal strain in connec
cial asked: "Whose earth is this, I ,itm with the caU8e dear t0 their
anyhow? Can it be possible that this
learned lady has tiever heard of J.
The women food crusaders have
progressed "from the egg to the ap
ple'' in their campaign for reduced re
tall prices. But various articles in be
tween remain to be attended to be
fore real relief from the high cost of
living is effected.
Staging "Onward, Christian Sol
diers:" 200 8unday school children in
Chicago marched in good order from
their smoke-filled class rooms. The
impressive old hymn has been put to
various new and desirable uses as a
recessional since the verdict on elec
It Is said that- Representatives Mc-'
Klnlev and RcuHni.ar i.v thoi-
on a aeat in th Cnttod siaip. ....tP
Their attention In rnnmtriillv xulluH
to the fact that there r hut two.
enatorshlps from Illinois and these
will be very acceptab'.y filled by Mes-
ars. Lewis and Boeschenstein.
MM II Kit "13
IH xo MJNGKU
The old myth about number 13,
which was supposed to be typical of
Id luck and disaster, has beeu dissi
pated. The democratic party has re
corded another triumph iu
Governor Dunne says he Is particu
lnrly partial to No. 13, that he expects
in ur iiiauuiniru Kueiiuir ui niiiiu.s
a va id .1 m lit:
on th 13th, th
t be was married on
the 13th day of the month; that he had
13 children, and that probably he will
make leas thau 13 appointments from
President Wilson also likes 13, thus
adding national repudiation to thoe
uum ua.uu.mi rrpuuiuuoii to ui-e
bo would cling to the old supfmi -
t.n. He has exactly 13 Otters in his
name, he always asks for No. 13 berth
in a sleeper, and chair No. 13 in a
parlor car. He prefers jn do things
of great importance on the 13th and
hnj played this number for a winner
In nmnr nf I ha cr : mca nt mirtlif 11f
Going into the higher national ,ub. , telephone, and picking up the receiver
lect this glorious country was founded CP,,,ra to a rlnS on that
on the theory of 13 original states that "r- A ?l!0rt 1 11 e after th? rln
ail men are created eQual and should ; had l,eon -',ve:l a Policeman came in.
fo free alld it won. ' '-v that fine the ma-.i who had been
There are 13 reasons why No. 13 i8: Allowing the girls had disappeared,
rot unlucky, and why the supersti- j These various experiences fell un
Jon to the contrary is silly. ; fit r tue notice of three persons living
The first Is that the belief to the within a few blocks of each other
contrary ia based upon a sort of in- and during a period of but a few flays,
sanity which someone has attempted i They are such as are told daily abou
t-j disguise as superstition. j the city, pointing to the crying need
Jt Is unnecessary, therefore, to de- j of more effective police protection,
tall the other 12 reasons. 1 Undoubtedly Rock Island has more
I than its share of thngs and thieves.
OKATH IN THE CHISIS.
In the crisis of Balkan peacemak
ing, Germany is unfortuuate in the
loss of two of her chief expert upon
the near east.
The New York World points out
that no foreign ambassador since been known to exist in cities no larger
Stratford Canning had wielded such , than Rock Island and the people are
power In Constantinople as Baron i ready to believe almost anything.
Marscball von Biebersteia possessed Rock Island. Moline and Davenport,
for some years, until the onslaught j centers of great wealth snd easi'y
upon Turkey by Italy, Germany's ; reached from the larger cities of the
ally, brought his great work Into dis- middle west, offer an iavlting field for
aster. Transferred to Loudon, he criminals. Which ever of the three has
was still In a post to have taken an! the less effective police regulation nat
ffectlve part In the peace negotia- urally becomes the scene of opera
tions, for whioi service he was quail-' t'ons in the other two.
fled by his well-unuersiooa mena-
ship for Great Britain and Ma pa-, appears to have been in this unenvi-
cine instructiona. jnble position. The situation calls for ;
The death of Bieberatein left Kider-j exceptional force and ability oa the!
h n-Waecbter prqbably the best in-! part of the guardians of public safety,
fcrnied Orientalist ta Germany ; I but, unfortunately, the present ad-
ti cugh hit personal knowledge of the( m.nibtration has utterly failed to man-
UKr eut waa not ao recent, nor hia i ifeet the possession of uca quajltie.
Insight into Turkish ways perhaps bo
keen, he had served both in Bucharest
and Constantinople, and in his laag
term in the former city, had helped I
establish the friendly understanding
between Roumania and Germany
which is now so important.
More and better than that, the dead
German foreign secretary had the
Lrcputation of being a sensible and
moderate man such as'the German
emperor, with ali his fancy for pyro
technic politics, has a way of employ
ing. He could rattle the sabre upon
occasion, but he knew when to drop
it for the pen.
His death deprives Germany of aa
able public servant at a time when
his abilities would have been most
useful to the empire.
WALKING Sl'RPRISF.8 6l'FFRA
Some of the suffragist "hikers" who
walked from New York City to Al
bany to attract public attention to
their political mission, have been
much surprised by the physical effects
of their long tramp. Before they met
Governor-elect Sulzer several of them ,
felt repaid, whatever their reception
might be at the executive mansion of
the state, by the personal benefits ex
perienced on the road.
It appears that these women, mili
tant and strenuous though they were,
e peeled to lose weight and run down
physically. On the contrary they all
gained flesh. As oiie of them said at
Albany, "Imagine getting fat' on a
tramp, but we ate like camels all the
way. It was terrible the way we de
voured food at every cross-roads.
Beef, oatmeal, eggs, apples and even
pork and corn-bread; anything that
was given us." Another of the suffr.
gists said that she expected to lose
,f oltl,r.,o.h .h. I,V,CH r
u iiV7 iT w iifT T ,3 i ceriainiy m0T important to tne hea.ta sorae conditions. It is made with ma
"iV'".. ."It I? ! chinery in the bakery to save labor
' '-' I
the scajes vX ICO.
All of which shows what good exer
else walking is. and how good fox
health and strength it is to have good
exercise. If more people had personal
' neurts, :s is a great tning to go out
into the open air and take enough real !
bodily exercise to get tired and s.eepyj'
end hungry? It is fine for such repre-1
sentatives of complicated modern lifei
to know how appetizing plain
; can be.
i The m'Utant New York suffragists '
; may not accomplish the immediate po-!
litical results sought at Albany, but j
J they will find themselves capable of ;
j ore effective physical work, with
less rit-k to their health and strength,
i because they walked nearly J50 mKes
' up the HTldson valley.
IJKTTKK rOLICK PROTKCTION
Half a dozen people were gathered
at a Rock Island home one evening
j this week, when the conversation
turned on to the lawlessness that pre-
; . uii- i ti,,.i,,- r., ,n, toiHituat accompanied in' inaugurauon or i
, r MR.Pi,,r' 'rm. nt i,r riJirh,.li !
. fin a l,,,f"v noml ncorn thr!W maKe
who oft-r au,.,rtainnx thnt tho hmiso i
was occupied and the woman was not.
alone, muttered something about rep-
I resent In fome coal rompanv as an
! excuse for being there. Another mem-
Ar of the co-npany. a man. related a
rimilar experience by hia wife in
which a disreputable caller appeared j
one night and inquired for a number r
tliat Is not found in the city directory. !
The gentleman tel'ing th story also
mentioned being followed to his home
; late at night by two neighbors who
; were out looking for a party who had
just nMempted to open an upstairs
; window from th kitchen roof. A lady
;n the pjrtv re( JU"ri an experience
of two girls, eni' of v!iom is emp'.oyed
with her in a Rock T.slnnd place of
busi-iet-s. These two girls were down
town in the evening and were followed
by a fusi ir'.ous character. They tried to
elude him. but in vain and finally.
U,orollghIv frightened, they headed for
, lh(1 p Mat, TU,; ruyman follow.
( 1n,n rjpll, up tQ the doQr The
girls hurried in'o the outer room,
half expecting to be followed even;
there. Thre was jebody in sight in
the station and t'.ir gli'.s did not know
what to !o. Ono of them observed the '
and evidences of their presence have
become so common that the impres
sion is taking t-hape in the public
mind t!"-3t they are being sheltered and
directed by tome local agency, and
possibly even wicked ft in certain of
' ficial e're es. Such situations have
por a number of years Rock Island
BREAD MAKING I THE HOME.
Bread, the so-called "staf of lile,"
eaten three times a day by every man,
woman and child, and yet of all the
foods prepared this is givei ihe least
consideration as far as makng it m that it was the soil and climate which
the home is concerned. Way? My ! produced wheat in unusual quantities
answer must come from in 3 so ccn-jto the acre, flour which could not be
tact with hundreds ar.I thousands- of excelled In flavor and the most per
housekeepers the last few years in our feet public bakeshops In the wor'.d. In
cooking and housekeeping lectures.
Bread-making should be a pleasure,
just as all work is, when one knows !
Just how to do it. Most women do
not continue making bread long
enough to acquire the art, and others
make it as easy as any other cooking
or baking. To make good bread re
quires practice, as there is much of :
interest to learn about flour, yeast ana to learn how t0 make it and make it
the necessary temperature of these Well? Bread has been made under the
when combined with liquid to secure moBt unsanitary conditions in base
the best results. The artist with his ; ments in Dublic shoos. This, however.
clay considers it alive, not merely a
piece oi-ciay irom wuicn ne snapes i
wonderful lifelike Images. How much
more so is this live dough in the
i. hands of the artist in her kitchen and
... . . . .. . ...
too mucn trouDie. it taKes too lone. "
j "I have too much to do," are a few of
i the reasons we have heard from ma'.iy
housekeepers for not making bread in
the home. - ,
It is trouble unless one Is willing
to learn how to do it well, and then
I know there is no detail too small to '
overlook. Time may be very much ;
shortened when necessary by using
more yeast, but usually four hours is
sufficient time from start to finish.
Sp-inKfirll Register.) .
The remark made by Governor Wil-
eon, that, he would prefer to walk from
the White house to the capitol to be
inaugurated rather than to ride in a
carriage forming a rtion of a spec-J
tacular procession unquestionably rep -
resents the personal feelings of the
gofrnor. The remark was made, "not i
tor publication," bu- as an expression j
of preference. He knows that arrange
ments are being maiie for the custom
ary grand parade in which the president-elect
is the principal attraction,
the observed of all observers; anil such -
a display is not in accordance with the ;
presiden -elect's views of the way the j
inauguration should be conducted. He j
would prefer the simple ceremonies i
Thomas Jefferson. But he would have I
himself more conspicuous
than he would be in a grand paraae.
b-v arbitrarily forbidding the carrying
j 0,,t ct ,he us,,aI P-ogiam and then
walking down Pennsylvania avenue
j froin ,ht' llo,,se 10 tnc capitol.
I n-i e . . i 1-
j u"r?ioie, ne -vce,,. . ..uspuam,
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The Golf Caddie. j
The earliest known use of the appel- j
lation "caddie." and then called "cad- j
le." is to le found iu the Lomlon Morn-
Ing Penny Post, when JJeorgo II. was j
Ktlll on the throne and the "Forty
five" was iu very Immediate popular !
remembrance. News from Scotland
had it that "one Duncan Crant. a dis-
charged soldier, who h;is n;:ssed in
Edinburgh sometimes as a street cad-
ie." had incurred a heavy penally for
8 'rather trivial swindle in a transac
tion over he-rings. He wj;s to be tnk-
qt rmrii T T V F ("J P OF
; SHOWb mL(tL UI
, FITTEST AMERICANS
President David Starr Jordan of
Stanford university, is putting the fin
isEing touches on a book of eugenics
devoted to showing that manv of the
fittest Americans are descendants ofi
Isabella De Yermandors. daughter ofj
Hugh Magnus, the EngMsh crusader
of the twelfth century. j
Jordan says Rockefeller and J. Pier-!
pont Morgan are descendants of taisj
able woman. j
I &tttf it
I David Starr Jordoa.
Stanford university, is putting the fin-1
Dough for rolls may be kept ia the re
frigerator several days and molded,
raised and baked as needed.
, Good bread is far better than or
dinary cake, but we have not acuqired
the art in our bakeries In this country
iu making bread such as found in
France and other countries across the
water. Their breads are marvelous
in flavor, and it was most iateresting
last summer while in France, whether
in cities, villages or country, to watch
the children eating a roll, without any
butter, and apparently enjoying it; no
cakes and candles for them every
time they were hungry. We were told
Scotland we also found a variety of
most delicious breads for which they
Mr. Edison, in writing of a recent
trip abroad, said: "I have never tasted
such delicious breads and rolls in my
life as here." Is It not worth while,
if bread is so important as a factor
of foodt to take both time and trouble
ha3 been most carefully investigated'
Dy our public board of health, until
now bread is wrappedr-and do not
buv a loaf which is not and the mak-
t.. i -i ....i
"'5 iD ""ral,,u ticou,
and hasten the work. Why not use
the breadmaker in the home when
making bread for the same purpose?
Then it is an easy matter while moth
er is getting the breakfast for father
or son to turn the mixer and so ease
the work of bread making in the home,
or else know how and under what con-
ditions the bread is made and deliv-
Recipes for bread and rolls will fol
low in tomorrow's article.
of the Washingtonians and will ride In
We think Governor Wilson in so de-
i tiding has. under the circumstances,
I done the right thing. However, in our
opinion, and we believe in the opinion
j of a majority of the American people,
jit would be far more appropriate, far
better, far more democratic, if the
grand display at presidential inaugura-
tions was abandoned, and the Jeffer-sonian-simplicity
style again adopted.
The imposing ceremonies of a presi
dential inauguration, concluding with
a grand ball, partake more of the char
ac ter of a crowning of a king than of
the taking of the simple oath of office
by a plain citizen of a republic,
Seme people fay Thomas Jefferson
was an aristocrat, we uon't believe
1k was; but if he was, he had the
proper idea of how a presiden: of this
republic should be inaugurated. So im-1
pressive was the example he set. that i
"Jeffersonian simplicity" has been i
handed down through the generations j
and become a synonym of one of the i
highest of democratic virtues.
en rrdm the Tolbooth and "put in the i
Piilory. -to stand for the Space of an !
Hour, with half a -Dozen Herrings i
alout his Neck, and thereafter to be j
banished the City of Liberties for '
It was a rough sort of making the ;
punishment fit the crime which some
' Irate golfers would desire to revive for
i their caddies even iu this more hu
i mane age. Westminster Gazette.
Japan's Musical Trio.
In Japan a favorite musical instru
ment ia the kokiu. a kind of twostriug
ed violin, it is supposed to have bad
the same origin as the violin and to
have been brought to Japan by the
Portuguese about 300 years jigo. The
kokiu Is played with n Inw, like the
violin, but Instead of being held under
the chin is held vertically upon the lap
by the left hand. The samisen and
kokiu are often used to accompany the
koto, and when played together they
are called "the musical trio" by the
Japanese The samisen Is the most
generally played by the people.
The Aye Ays.
A very strange animal, related to the
lemurs and eculiar to Madagascar, is
the aye aye. It feeds oo wood boring
grubs that tunuel into the bark of
trees. Th beast cuts away the outer
bark with Its chisel-like teeth and as
the worm retreats to the end of Its
hole pokes fter it with a finger. This
finger is a curious organ particularly
adapted for this purpose, being abnor
mally long and armed with a hook
shaped claw for dragging out the grub.
No Use For Them.
"Come. Willie get up." said an In
dulgent father to his son the other
morning. "Remember, the early bird
catches the worm."
"What do I care for worms?" replied
Willie. "Mother won't let uie 0 fish
"Why do you call yourself a tonsorial
"It's this way." explained the barber.
And tbeu be went wu to illustrate with
a few cuta Pittsburgh Post
Smith Has your son any fixed habit
that worries you a to bis future:
Jones es He tights about ten rounds
every inoruius with the alarm clock,
The world learns slowly; through the
The little truths must grow and grow. :
Old wrongs are washed away with tears,
Ambition asks that blood shall flow; '
The world learns slowly, gruilpingly
To wrench Itself from errors free.
The world learns slowly to perceive
The ills that have beset mankind,
And It Is ever loath to leave
Its long-established wrong behind;
Each gain It doubly, trebly, earns;
The world learns slowly, BUT
He was dead.
Bat he had achieved success.
He had not benefited the communi
ty. He had not served the state.
He had dene nothing to uplift man
kind. He had not accumulated a fortune.
He had not achieved distinction In
He had not been a leader.
Hfi had not jidrlod to th sum nf
I human knowledge or contentment.
He had made no contributions to
But he had been successful.
His wife had been able to put on a
little more style than any of her
neighbors could afford.
Learning the Rules.
"But would you vote if you had the
chance, Mrs. Cudworth?"
"Of course, I should."
"Well, let us suppose that you had
the right to vote now. For whom
would you cast your ballot?"
"Is there an election going on
"No. not an election; merely a
"Oh! Can one vote at a municipal
campaign? I thought they always
had to have polls."
Why He Had Come.
"Is Mr. Rockingham in?" asked the
railway president, who had just en
tered the ante-room.
"Yes," replied the office boy. "Do
you want to see hini?"
"Oh, no no, not at all. I don't can?
to see him. I have come here solely
for the purpose of having a pleasant
little visit with you.'
Surely Made a Hit.
"I made a great hit at the banquet
last night. Came off with a good deal
of distinction, in fact."
"I didn't know you ever spoke at
"I don't. I was the only one there
who absolutely declined."
Some men are so egotistical that
they think, while their clothes aro be
ing fitted upon them that the tailor
is awe-struck, when, as a matter of
fact, he is silent merely because he
is holding pins between his teeth.
"Dear me! Whatever induced you
to give your baby such a name a3
"That's the name of my husband's
oldest brother, who is rich and un
married." Comes Pretty Near It.
"Money cannot win love,
"Can't it? I see that one of the
AEtorbilt boys has bought anether
"I always choose the lesser of two
"Yes. When I met my wife I was
engaged to a much bigger girl."
Common Practice. 1
"He seems to be always doing
something for somebody." '
"Yes, and he always seems to keep j
himself hoarse talking about it."
Oh wad some power the glftle gl'e ua
To cast o'er ithers spells.
And thereby mak' them always see ua
Just as we see oursels!
"What are padded cells?" asked the
"Women." replied the groueb. Cin
Wisdom alone Is n science of other ,
sciences and of itself. Plato.
Ned Bromley's Assurance By Esther Vandeveer.
Copyrighted. I91X. ty Associated Literary Bureau.
Ned Bromley was sitting in a trolley l
car beguiling a long ride by looking up I
at the signs opposite. Ned wns a good
natured. devil-may-care sort of fellow,
always ready to crack a joke or put
himself out to do any one a favor. Low
ering his eyes, he saw an elderly gen- j
tleuian sitting opiosite him looking at
him, Ned thought, rather disapproving
ly. As Ned read his thoughts they were
something like this:,
"The young man opposite, judging by
the fashionable cut of bis clothes, is
passing that age when bis tailor Is his
most intimate friend. He looks as if he
would swear at the least provocation
and probably gambles."
Of course. Ned made this up. but the
fact remains that disapprobation was
p!a:uly marked on the gentleman's
countenance. Ned. who was full of Old
Nick, was minded to shook the mat.
Leaning forward, he said confidentially:
"I know a place where there's a small
game going on. I wouldn't mind taking
you around if you like." -
The mjtn gave him a withering look,
turned, showing as much of his tack as
possible and made no reply. Ned took
the rebuff good naturedly and was
thinking how to follow up his shocking
process without running the risk of be
ing turned over to the police when the I
gentleman pushed the button, the car j
stopped, and he got out. When Ned ;
next turned his glance to where the !
gentleman bad been sitting he saw a i
fat wallet lying on the seat. i
"That conies of no button on the hip i
picket," said Ned. who had once lost a I
j'oeketbook from that cause; and. tak- j
ing up the wallet, he left the car and !
ran after the owner. Unfortunately. '
the man was not to be seen. The next j
thing to be done was to examine the ;
contents to learn if there was any ad- :
dress within. Ned came upon a singu- ,
lar bit of Information. He found a card ;
on which was written: "This is the
body of Archibald Crane, president of j
the th National bank. In case of ac-
cident. illness or death telephone the j
bank, also my house. No. 742 Lincoln
"How ea&y It is." nnisod Ned, "to
read character from the appearance.
Any one would know that was Just
the kind of man to put such a notice in
his pocketbook. But what's this?" j
From another division of the wallet j
he took some bank bills folded to- j
gcther. There were five of them
throe twenties, a fiftv and a ten. in nil i
$120. There was another roll of ones i
and twos, making up $7 more.
"I reckon I'll give the old gentleman
a chance to worry a lilt." mused Ned.
"I'll telephone tomorrow at his home
after he's gone to the bank or to the
bank after he's gone home. Perhaps
I'll get some fun out of the old crank
So he pocketed his find and thought
no more nliout it till the next morning,
when he fancied the man he wanted
was not at home; then after looking
in a telephone directory he called up
Mr. Crane's residence. A very soft
feminine voice asked. "What is it?"
"Is Mr. Crane at home?" v
"No: he's gone to the bank."
"Perhaps you had better call up the
bank and ask if he is there."
After some questioning as to the
cause of this suggestion the lady
concluded to do as advised, after which
she called the telephone number that
Ned had given her. He was waiting
"I didn't wish to scare any one. so I
asked you to call up Mr. Crane to as
sure yourself that he Is all right. I've
found his body."
"Found his body! My goodness gra-
I "Oh, you know he's all right."
"Well, what shall I do with l.U
"What does all this mean? Who art
"I'm Edward Bromley."
There was a pause when the voice
asked where Mr. Bromley was. and
' he replied that lie was at the Univer
sity club and asked whom he had the
i honor of speaking with and received
the information that he was speaking
with Miss Hester Crane. Mr. Archi
bald Crane's daughter.
! "Well." continued Ned. ''I've founl
a pocketbook with about $120 and h
i card giving instructions what to d'
! with Mr. Crane's body if found dead
j or something."
! "You don't mean it?"
"I certainly do."
i "I know papa, is a bit peculiar, but i
didn't think he would put anything
like that it. his pocketbook."
"I'm in a quandary about the returii
of the money."
i "Well. I saw Mr. Crane fitting oppo-
I site me iu - trolley car looking at tu i
njther severely. My neck scarf didn't
i seem to plea.se him or n snake ring I
i wore on my little finger. I thought Vi
shock him and asked hl:n If he'd lik
to go where a small game was golnit
A ripple of lautrhter' came over the
phone at this, then the ' reply. "You
, coui.in't have done anything more eal
i CUl.'ited to turn papa against yon."
"That's just It. Now. supposing
knows that I have his portmonnaie. 10
i to 1 he'll think 1 picked his px ket."
j "How can he assume that if you rc-
turn everything Just as you found it?"
"Oh, he wouldu't remember just bw
I much there was in it, and he'll be sure
to think he biid more than he did have.
1 You see. I wouldn't like to take any
i rik. To be arrested as a pickpocket
i would be awful, e-'ii as one whose
conscience led him to deliver up the
j goods he h;id stolen."
"It Is complicated. At least it ap-
pears to le so. I can readily under
stand your timidity la the matter.".
Now. Mr. Bromley's timidity was all
balderdash. He wan figuring to bean
thatSweol voice near by and see if I
the face and figure were as attractive
i as he pictured iL
. might give the pocketbook and ivs
contents to you," lie said, "without
meeting your father: then he wouldn't
recognize me for the man who sat op
posite him and asked bini to go to a
gambling house. ! you see?"
"Yes. That wnld 1m a very good way
out of iu Ym, mhAht soud it t( me
This broke into Mr. Bromley's calcu
lations. It occurred to him that he
might as well send his lind to Mr.
Crnne direct. But Ned's wits were
sharp enough for the invasion.
"I wouldn't like." he said, "to surren-
l der the property to any one without
being sure of what I was doing. You
see, I stand in a delicate position. If I
knew I was delivering the goods to the
owner's'tlaughter 1 would feel all right
about it. I wouldn't even ask a re
ceipt." "But you don't know me."
The matter was now getting where
Ned wanted it. lie availed himself of
the opportunity without hesitation.
"I would trust any woman with so
sweet a voice with untold wealth."
A pleased "Te-he:" came from the
ether end of the wire and immediately
the reply. "Well, you may bring it1 if
"1 suppose you prefer to come when
papa is not at home'.'"
"Certainly. I wouldu't meet him for
"Fapa goes to the bank a little be
fore 9 In the morning and comes home
"In that case I would better make the
return tomorrow morning, say altout 11
"Very well. I will be hnppy to I
meau I will receive it at that time. But
what am I to do about the reward?"
"Oh. the reward is in permitting me,
a stranger, to return the pocketbook to
you in person. I am very anxious to
see if your face is as charming as your
"There you will certainly be disap
pointed. I moan-rather. I don't mean
that my voice is charming there,
you've got me all mixed up."
"Never mind; I shall have the ines
timable happiness of seeing for my
self." There was ire of this before the re
ceivers were hung up. but so much in
the same vein that it would become
tiresome through repetition. The next
morning at 11 o'clock Mr. Bromley rang
the bell of Lincoln street, a haud-
so,ue stoI,e rr,,Ilt residence, and sent
a.:.. 1 11-1. 1 1. ... I .1
up his card. A hen the young lady
came into the room he stood mute with
admiration. But his eyes were any
thing but mute. Indeed, his gaze was
such as to make the young lady lower
her eves, but it was nevertheless grati
fying. It is necessary to pass over a few
months in the thread of this story,
when, Mr. Bromley and Miss Crane
having become avowed lovers, found it
necessary to let the lady's father Into
the secret that she desired to marry a
man whom he was likely to recognize
as one who had offered to' show him a
small game. They put their heads. to
gether in an attempt, among other
things, to discover n ri ice to prevent
the old gentleman's recognition of his
would lie son-in-law. The effort was a
"There's only one way to meet the
case." said Ned at last.
"What do you mean?"
"I'll declare I never met your father
before in my life."
Since there was no other way out of
the matter Ned arranged to call when
the "body of Mr. Crane" wns at home,
which Ned had not done Jiefore. He
carved out a new pair of whiskers, had
his hair curled and put ou a pair of
eyeglasses. Moreover he wore as dif
ferent a suit of clothes from those he
had on when he first met Mr. Crane ns
poHsible. When introduced to the old
gentleman the latter, Kjoking at him
"Your face is familiar to me. sir."
"I hope you haven't met that fellow
who looks no much like me and n al
ways getlng me into trouble." Ned
broke out. "lie's a stool pigeon for a
"That's the man." replied ae other.
"He had the impudence to ask me to
go with him to his villainous place."
"What shall I do about it? If the
thing g'.es ou much longer 1 won't have
a shred of character left."
Miss Crane went to the window,
making a great effort to repress her
laughter, while her lover discuused
with her father ttie question a to
whether tie law could be made avail
able to protect the former against a
man of bad character who resembled
Notwithstanding the success of this
daring stratagem Ned afterward occa
sionally cnught the old gentleman look
ing at hlru with an expression Indicat
ing that lie wasn't quite certain but
that he was'the man lie had met in .1
street car. However. Ned married
Miss Crime, and t jj-i was one thinn
his father in-law never suspocted -that
Ned was the person who had returned
bis .ost po'-ketix ok.
Jan. 4 in American
Ifc-nenjamin Lur.dy. pbHsinf hropist
and nb'.liti-i il-t born: died 1S.''.:i
18!U-Elizabeth Paln.er i'-.ihody. edu
cator and reformer, died; born 1S05.
lll(l I )arlu o ;den Mills, banker and
capitalist. i ed: lorn lsu.".
One Point of View.
Cynlcus- I once knew :i "lellow who
gave a girl mi ei.u::cuient ring of
i opals. Silli'-us Ua it unlucky V Cyn-!lciis-Vou
let It was. She married
Mm - Plii!auei.hl.i i.e.-oru.
1 The hour vlii-li gives tin life begits
i to take it away. Seneca. '