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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 1913.
Published Dally at 1114 Scon4
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Friday, January 10, 1913.
Kvldently among the many things
Castro has lost during his meteoric
career !a no! his nerve.
Democratic simp'iclty a' "he Wilson
IrianR'iration? Just watch the people
of Washington knock that nation Into
a cocked hat.
Klnr George's Hon was FA h in a
rlcsa cf C5 pasHtng naval exnmnations.
It would comp!f!t the Irony of the sit
uation If the son of a cobbler were
An Rnglifih prof;ii?or d"clares that
Phamnh was a fnt old irm-i. But if
l'haraoh were alive he probably would
not soy it to him except over the
Oovernorelcct Ounio is giving an
xb!bliion of how a man who is rig
orously honest himself should FtKnd
up firmly and unequlvocably for hon
esty ln politics.
President Taft apparently Is dn'er
mined not to hold out anything t"
his successor. With thetar'ff question,
lie will hand over the Mexican tangh
to President Wilson.
The C'hicipgo university seniors have
entered a whiskers-growing contest.
Probably the Chicago university pro
fessor who says so many things will
hold the magnifying glass.
It has been hinted, and even sivspecb !
cd by some, that jkjI'I fs has played
a part In 'he treatment of Stale's
Attorney Thornpnon by the conitiiitie
of the board of supervisors on allegad
graft. It is hard to be.ieve thin, al
though It is . poss'ble that it, may
have foundation In fact. That Mr. j
Thompson in a democrat should not '
for one Instant be considered in con
nection wl h h's oiiiciiil status. Apart ,
from the universal condemnation that :
would tittend any piejudhe or dis-
crimination against him n that ac
count, lie was elected by repuliiicina
us well as democrats and all els on
of the question, once in oHlee he be
comes the servant of the people re
gardless of politics Me shic.ild not
be ignored because of his politico, a.iy
uiore tlrin he, rhculd he used'on ac
lint of politic". There tlHUiM
be no partisan consldera lon in tie
manner in vrMch any pub to official
dschnrren his plain duty.
l.i:V. IS KOI l I'Mli.ll STAI'K.M
Oovernor Uunne's emphatic declaru-
tii ae'lfng forth pointedly hat It In
ihe duty of every clemjcrutic member
f the legislature to do his utmost
e ure ti p piecMnn of Colonel Jjmes
liu'ulitcti lwls to Mic.eed Senator
'iillom as t'niied Stales se-iator is
finely. As leader of the il. 'iiocr..ey
.'f Uiln.il. Ciovernor Dunne is p. nt
itig an i.rpertant lii-nir'"::.1'.' duty, net
merely because he may f.ixor the can
I'dacy of Mr. !-w!s. but because (' il
ncl lAis wr.s iiotuluj. ed by the i!e-
mocrai y of in" state to succeed S.
Uovernor Diiiine Is merely cr.hi:.
Utentio-i. as it is the duly of every
letnocrat to di. 'o the demand for the
lection of Colonel Lenvis, which
-pine from the people by direct vote.
Colonel Lewis should be elected
.vltaout any entanglements. Attetup s
o make bis gandidacy a wooden hors.i
n which some self-seeker with seiia
crlsl ambitions raittht be carried in
concealment into "he federal
:ou'id not be countenanced.
ACT8 1HAT SPKAK KOK CITY
Jui as an evidence of what 01
nan's well directed effort will do to-
ward bringing trade into the city, the
lumber of people from down Andalu-
sla way who hr ve availed themselves
. .. kob r- .itn
J . iu kiuo line- ck.-it " ' "
:lon in Turkey Hollow, known as
Wagner, where they transfer to the
' nterurban cars, may be cited. By
ieorge Wagner's action in this in
itance. both ln the matter of providing
..he station and encouraging the 'bus. he
lid a whole lot more for Rock Island
han could be accomplished by a hun-
Jred men U'.king in meeting. ;
People throughout the lower end of J
Ih county, ln all directions from , that IkkIM ill fur some oue. and his Bn
ablch they can get to the Rock IslanJ j Kers caressed his rawhide koorbsg aa
Southern cars, are coming to Rock Is- lie watched the camels being laden.
lend to trade as they never did before.
The realizing eneci count oe no i ut four names, aud four dejected look
more conclusively indicated than ln j lug Arabs answered shamefacedly to
he removal of the tolls on the Musca- the summons.
:ine high bridge, built by the progres- The emir epoke to thein dispassion
ive cltiiens of the Iowa town, to ln- j ately. as oue mitlit speak to one's dog.
liiTP Rock Island county people to , and tLeu. tos.-ii;;: bis koorbagr to the
luvo. their Xacei la that direction la- i ueurcst vf ihe fuux culprits, be bade
sead of coming to their own county
There are a few things more that
axe needed to insure to Rock Island,
'not only a continuation of this trada
but to Increase i' day by day. Con
spicuous among these is getting the
, lnterurban cars into town, not by way
of the river front, but over Borne spe
cial righ. of way, such as has already
been secured as far as the frontage Is
concerned, or by means of the tracks
of the Trl-City Railway company fro in
the foot of Tourth avenue.
It is to Rock Island's advanatge, not
only o encourage the trade from the
south end of Rock Island county and
the adjoining county of Mercer, but to
ftiinnlv arAf .nnvftnfATtnfl Tkn4Me for
,.a " t vPPn
and who prefer to come here, to get
Rock Island needs a little more of
'he Wagner spirit and Us proper, ap-
tii?. in wr vn th--. rnsT OP i
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I As a novelty, the new parcel P-i
1- attracting much attention, and vari-,
! mis theories are advanced as to t's
a.u as it affects prlceg or larra pro-
r " wCT? w .T. mater u
nf (M-t i.rii r-M in anme loral't IPS. but !
this is in no wise certain. As a set-
u n.. . ...
me through 'ho elimination of the mid-
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rtlema-i, its worth remains to be
I"0 . , w ,
' , .,- v .v, I
department thinks it wil. cheapen the ,
farmers' coat of marketing. But when
tho farmer, as a direct retail seller,
fi a t'llsnn .insm hlmaalf .Via Hanlora
... . . , . ,,
risks and the cost of making up small
packages for safe shipment his gains
may disappear. ;
Patl-.:Rcs of a dozen eggs, for In-j
stance, sent lo the ci'y from within
the first zone, packed as required by .
the regulations of the poato!Tice de-
.iti I IIH 111 , WIU tut:l ttltUU J LOIILB Ul
ii-i 1 1 nt:t uhnii 1 1 rant. tm I
m-or 1 fl rr rAnt nn tho farm nrlfn
end there Is the cost of the carton and ,
packins to be added. But 30 dozen ;
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rpn in uu ri- tunic oip.roa
rn . i.nnt i o- .jwr,,, ,..,. i
No more need be said to show that
the parcel post Is not to settle the
high cost of living problem. It will
rvj of great convenience in many
vuve. I- may reduce the cost to con
sumers of some products of the farm,
or rattier cf tho suburban farm gar
dens. B'lt the law of greater economy
in transportation by wholesale re
Some other method reducing the ex
cessive cos by gettinn the necessities
of life from the producer to the con
sumer must be devised.
"I'M I.K .lOir' A.DOIV IT.
Too many of the big men cf the day
take I'eim.clvtjs too seriously. They
sit and contemplate their own great
iieus and get away Up ln the ether,
just as a yogi does from his constant
lntrospoc ion. ' They should get out
and er.jiiy themselves. They would
live, longer, be happier and Hive tho j
r-lit Of the world p.euaure as Well. 1
They seem to lack tliu.t streak cf
retalncnl boyishness which is tuo
cheeriei.t 'juality, nox' to a set'se of;
liumor, which any public muu can pos-
ecmh. It was the boyishness In Geii- -t
erul SUcrman that kept him alive and
hearty and well content wltii thk
world until 'ho day of his death. To'
tho lust he hud sv youufi mull's fancy j
f'cr Utmcirig, esie( Ully the wall;, anJ j.
r.t a time when other nun, far less
notable :;i;iiri..; in tb. wurld, were si'
tii'sS iu corners, or w lih slippers and .
pijie keopi.g close -o the evening
lamp, the boyb.h eld g.T.eral was j
w: liIi.i; areilart with the prettiest
.... '. j.F.-"-f. -
younicvV r tu uanc-rs for au encor.
UI11 bu ""bollng the leader of the or- ,
.tustra tor mi i-xtra or so, cveu
'I.eiiKh the sl'.unk of the evoning had
lonj be-'ii passe .1.
And lure la vuuug "Joe" CannoJ
J.is as i-jiii-r to ii.i.si.-r the new -fancied
dances us hu was to subdue a j
fi!;!:' in;: minority in the house, in he j
tiiiys i f his most successful ezarship. j
Tuke "l iicie .Toe" outb'd. of politics.
h.i'c lie tnttiks is a lumiuess and
!iou!J t.ave r.o more bowels of seiiti- ,
n cut tl.. u a bit; combine, and he is a
.11, to.npwuoa.ible. old cuss. Set
old cuss. Set '
na-Miim to l ..diiig a Virginia ree
i his f.'-' eii-- 2..r.ces, and lie
ui wc:.-v case ui . iiiisiiuua muiiiic:i-
. . , j
ache . no , the greeay ctuldren. And
when he danced the good old-fashion-
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ini old ' ime daiiPlnij master.
So it wa no surprise to those who '
know "Tuple Joe'. relaxed, to see him
stealing off to ouu corner of a big
' ball room in Washington, the other
Light, to have his young granddaugh
ter show him how to do one of 'he
prev ailing dances, the "turkey trot"
It is more ll.:i surmised.
This is the right kind of spirit for
, all public men to have. The people
je "e:n bet er when they are human j
. ltd near at hand. Pryan would be
! i!1 ,0 'ouJs to his followers and
j t!'e vvorld l lure if he occasionally
' unbent and "tripped. the lltht fantas-
' tic, ana one wouia torgive jus-j
tice Hughes his formal whiskers if he !
v ere once 'o romp with them In a ;
i Virginia reel.
SLAVES OF THE DESERT.
A Lashing Taken With Gratitude ty
the Emir's Servant. '
AM-er-Halimsn wore a heavy scowl
I When - was ready to start be called
i fl HV HO WOE- DILIKK HOVE-
"It 1s not the revolution which de
stroys machinery, but the friction."
If I could get every woman who is
. .. . - .
raisiress ui a uume o mi up ner neau, j , .
''cards and filed as your card Index
1 stTBtbten her shoulders and say, "I ! cooking reripes are in a box. or draw-
am the baa(1 of tna large3t departlnen. j er, many gray hairs and wrinkles
b,Jslness jn tbe vorW j mns(. know j wonld be gaved the hcad Qf the homft
;how the work ln every department is and less time and energy both for
eyen though T dQ not have tQ i Jourseif and cierks n the stores won:d
do It, 1 can always direct it intelligent- I be saved. If this system could be used
" . ,
of wrong, and govern my criticisms or
praise accordingly; I should know i
what constitutes a day's work and -he !
' ... .
length of time required for doing it
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well, such as washing, ironing, sweep-1
ing, dusting, cooking or sewiag, and i
a thorough Inventory of my household !
l,' D, k I
taken at least once a year; tnuu
6hould know there was not a house-
keeper in the land who
i housework." In my first experiences
giving cooking and housekeeping lec
tures I was constantly greeted with
such as these: "I hate housework." "I
can't bear to wash dishes." "House
work is so monotonous," etc.. etc.
Thoro ia rTilT. nno o uu'vur n l.ic H!c
liKe lor nousewora ana mat is, piain,
,Bhed 18noranc e prpfes-
they ar ! CDf agd U- Th'3. has
been proven hundreds of times since,
when the very women who said the ;
; above, later have s'udied housekeep- j day life.'
! ing and cooking, and now frankly come My New Tear's wish to The Argus
and tell me they like it. Everyone j readers is, to direc', or do the wor'f
: may not "love it," but it can surely ' necessary for housekeeping, as con
I help make work pleasanter and easier : scientiously as you expect your Jius
1 by knowing how to keep the wheels band to perform his, and with a cheer
of the machinery running smooth'y. fulness which will be a blessing on
I I am not very enthusiastic about '; the home.
Rock Island county's board of super-
visors has declared in a resolution, !
concerning the houseeleaning that ,
i seems to be necessary in tlie sheriffs j
office and in the minor peace offices j
tiirougnout trie county, mat uie
board regards the offenses already re- j
vealed of so grave a nature, and of i
so impor ant a character, aad of so i
wide a scope, as to require prompt,
efficient and imnartkil official inviiSti- !
Ratlon and oa I)(;i!ai: ,.t fao I
nprnle. and the himrd deems the Fit-
nation one in which the general we.;-
fare of our community, and he fair j
and impartial admmistraton and ea-
forcement of the law demand the em-
pioyment of special counsel to take
charge of suh investiga ion, and to
prosecute all offenders, wi hout fear
The board has petitioned the cir
cuit court to upj.mijt Mossr'. ('. J.
Seurle and ('. K. Siurtz aspoci.il at
tornevs fo handle this whole liouse-
cleuning proposiion iu
with the supervisors.
accusation is made I
Attornev Tlion,o.-on to j
i nt)T Slain t. ATIOrr.CV I lOn.n.-ftn in
: Justify the apparent desire to se him
that ure lQ be made IJut jt ,g most
i ... oiti .
the board wi 1 be that Mr. Thompson
is interested in the mutters Involved.
Messrs. Srle-and Sturtz d.clare
that. If they enter tile servico of the
county for this special work, they will
want to have complete charge, a.id
will not wfiit to be assistant-s'ate's
a'torn.ys. This is a reasonable stand
to take. Had the special committee
of tbe board not diseredited state's
i Attorney Thnmnmin at the outset. Tr
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, ... . .- . ..-.c.
! doub'iesa have consented to the ap-
; luiuillitui "l Jirarip. otajic nu 1
0 , , .. , ..i.-o.. r t tKio
o.u4ut .u .oao -ui:i- inai6 . . k m.
leavlng Uim fre to hand.e such
- ther cafie8 ag wouW CJme tQ hu office.
thus discredred bv the committee ana
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; .uo dunlin 11 ic o aiuuii una ui-i. l.
proved by the board, mti open and la-
teresting fight may be said to be on
lay on a dozen of the best, while'
he watched Hud criticised each stroke .
with trrlin earuestness. 1
It was not a pleasant sight to watch,
and 1 thought It policy to turn aside,
but tbe rest of the caravan thoroughly
enjoyed the exhilrtilon and greeted each
well laid blow with approvnl.
When the punishment was completed
each of tbe culprit In turn pn me for
ward and kissed the emir's feet, thank
ing him for his mercy aud calling Allah
to witness that they were his dogs id
do witb as he wished.
From their subsequent conduct I have j
no rtl .nn t,l Kn 1 1 tic-a thnt tho. Hiil fi..t i
mean every word they said, though at
the time I was skeptical It Is net ev
ery flay thnt one learns such an object
lesson la humility and feudal service
Wide World .Mat'Hiiiie.
j ide Coma to Thrm, it Would Seem,
In Sp te of Themselves.
Bernard Shaw has stated more thaniarm spent veral hours examining
once that he is "inspired '
pushed." be says, "by a natural need
to set to work to write down conver-
r.dons that come Into my head n:;;:c
coantablj. At first 1 hardly know liie
New Tear s resolutions, but It is a
good plan to take a look through the
house after the holidays and see if you
have been so expert as a housekeep
ing manager, that at the beginning of
the new year, every department in the I
linma ia in "anUV onn' i. .t n . I
.43 CIILA Okl0.kl BUU JUJ
know just where to find everything
and know Just what new house fur
nishings are necessary.
This is the season fcr special sales
on all whi'e goods and if an inventory
Is taken at the beginning of the year
of towels, napkins, linen, kitchen uten
sils, underwear and In fact everything
In the home and the clothing for the
miuuy, nuu TDia wnen aone written oa
. . ?...:
we would viot be forced to give up
what little "peace on etfrth" there is
left for Christmas with the silly sentl-
mentality we hear about saving the
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clerks at the ho'iday shopping time.
They are human all the year round
and would appreciate systematic-
hi.wi,...., Kr, n
knowlng-whatyou-want buying 11
months in the year, then there Is
Method and system when the holiday
T:llr fitinnt s .aluawniriBn t.t a ctftm
, . . ,
uc,"8 "U- " uobb uu. cuuiparo
with the wife or mother without sys-1
tem, who runs her house on the hap-
hazard, go-as-you-please, find-it-lf-you- j
can, catch-up-in-the-next-wor".d fashion. !
She is "he one who is a total wreck I
when the new year begins and not the
sales people (unless we make it hard
for them), for they are working where i
cvdoTT, ra-r tir,ia n.n .. i
. . . .
thine; in their vocabulary and every-i
between the board and the new s'ate's
It may be that the circuit court will
sustain the board by . appointing !
Messrs. Senile and Sturtz to Ijave ex- i
elusive; cliai ko of these special cases.
inueea it will be cliliicult for the
court to take any other course, in the
event that the board sets np the claim
that Mr. Thompson is
the matters involved."
Such a chiim mtide. h the miner-
visors to the court would constitute
:r riircnt nh-.irfrp np-iinst Mr Thnmii.
s.,u which be might make a tight in-
er to free himself of.
Mr. Thompson has no: previously
he'.d public office in this county; there-
fon. if lie is one of the persons under
j investigation it must be in eonnec
: tion wth acts performed or aff!l!a
j tions made eluce he has been elected
1 state'H attorney. To bar him now from
: participation in the impending prose
cuiimis is to hold him untrus'worihy
i a.id to punish him in advance of any
co-operation j trial or test, holding him up to sus
I picicn before the voters who electid
1 l I mi tl-i. Air T tnmnenn io
i terested in the matters involved, if
; B,.,-i. ,.i:.im u .n i. i
for th(J boan td take If" the
i,., ..- ,..
iiT .tr. i r.ompsor: v. ou:a betray -ne
interests of the county should no 1.
let into the secrets of the investiga
tion, the1 fhuMing cf him out of these
secrets will leave the board unab'e to
prove that Its suspicions were cor
rect. On the Other hand, if t'u'.a
suspicions were eirertained at the
outset by the special committee, thut
committee could weM have given him
the secrets and kept such tab on him
that he could net have been detected.
Jhen action against him could have
i been t.-.Uen.
Mr. Thompson, It seems to the Dis-
! 1, . , , ...
ijuiuu, ;s luning a muiny stand ln ue-
fense of his integrity. Ind the super-
U - isors are inviMng a prolonged fljh ,
losers in the end. They certainly will
be losers unless they have cards up
their sleeves of which the public Is
speakers and cannot tind names for
them Then lliev become more and
mere familiar, and I learn their names.
Finally I come to know them very
well and discover what It Is they are
driving at and why it is they have
said and done the thiugs I have been
moved to set down."
Other writers and painters, too. have
described their processes in a similar
way. William Blabe was positive and I
emphatic in describing himself as a
mere amanuensis, writing down the I
words that were audibly spoken to ,
hi :n. and he painted tn the same way j
from a model set before his eyes and j
visible to him alone. Rodin, the !
French sculptor, gave his assent to tbe I
. 1 . - - i'ir . . ikiimm HMUir IU .lit; VJV
W tbe artist. EHckens said tbat his
characters were actually visible and
audible to him. and it will be remem
bered that "Kubla Khan" was dictat
ed to Coleridge while be slept Lon
W-jcC-iT- nT- t).v.v- tn - m .
ilU5 uui.n. me
.charts, diagrams and working plans
levoivea oy tne war college as a basis
for ,te actual pian for reorganization,
ifcirh their conference is expected to
I took a volume up, today,
Cn wh)ch the 0ust wag th)(,k
And, in it. found a little thing
Tna thrilled me to the quick,
wa a flattene(, hW rps(i .
ah crumbling to decay;
"he scent that once had made It sweet
Long since had passed away.
But what a troop of memories
That faded flower brought!
Each petal, as It turned to dust.
Burst forth Into a thought.
I looked, as through a mlat of years,
Into a maiden's eyes;
As from a distance, too. 1 heard
Her sweet, half -smothered sighs.
Long, lone; I sat and gazed and thought
Ah, spiteful memory:
I acted like an ass the night
She gave that rose to me!
It Is a wise child that knows Its
own father the first time it sees him
I ! with his whiskers shaved off.
ij When a man tells you that 'he
doesn't care what the public thinks of
him inn cr aa ha tnnwa thnt Via la
doin'g rjght 8nun h,m He lJ a dl3.
No ... th,nu thought
and at the sam(, time w?ar Bhoes that
The egotistical ass who thinks he
knows it all is far happier than the
wise man who realizes how much
there is that the shortness of life
makes it impossible to learn.
Don't waste sympathy on the wife
whose husband calls her "the old wom
an." He Is the one that's to bo pitied.
The good that men do is oft interred
with their bones, but it is seldom nec
essary to enlarge the coffins on th,it
Mildren WTiy have you taken such
a dislike to Charley Rpattleigh?
Gertrude Oil, he's so Email about
Mildred I don't understand what
Gertrude Why, you know, we got
engaged at tbe seaside, and I had
hardly given him to understand, upon
returning to town, that It was all oft
before he began hinting that he want
ed his ring back. '
"That was a very inhuman recep
tion Henderson gave the tramp who
called there for a bite to eat yester
day, wasn't It?"
"I hadn't heard cf It. What did he
"Got out one of his wife's biscuits
"Sure'y he didnt feed it to the poor
"No; he hit him with it."
It isn't always well to look
A bulldog in the eyes.
If there is sny way In which
One can do otherwise;
Nor is it always test to tell
A liar that be lies.
Unless you're big and strong; and he's
Net more than half your size.
How He Knew.
"And really did you love me th
j first time you ever saw me? Hew
i did yon know it was love?"
"Well, I overheard you telling an
' other girl that you difln't believe in
: eating thinga ycu didn't like Just to
j make soma fellow pay for them."
"Why did you discharge Barrow?
Didnt h3 do his work satisfactorily?"
"Oh. yes, he atten-jei to business
all right, but my stenographer got to
thinking he was. tbe best-looking man
in this town!"
Marriage as a Teacher.
Bilby A man never knows what
there is in life until he gets married.
Dexter No, cor In the dry goods
"X j wicked thought has e'er," said he,
"Found lodgment in my tr.lnd."
T guessed as much," responded she.
- "Nor any other kind."
Cassfdv Flii iiruica n'n thtn!cm rvf ?'v
il3- Iato the na!!lla' business He
bought a foine new cart today. Casey
But sbure he has no horse. Fkinna
Kan No. tut he's goin' to buy wen
Caey Well, that's loike Fiar.aigan.
He always did git the cart befoor tae
j horse. I'hiiadelphia Iedjer.
mi V II
A Sea Doctor's Story By John B. Bowling.
Copyrigrhte.l. 1913. by Associated Literary Bureau.
There are strange boii'.everscmenta k ,
the wwM-one thing: is iaten-icd. an-j
otuer totally diSTerent takes i-iuce; a ;
child is bom to a fortune, perhaps a j
throne, and another child far removed ;
mounts the steps and wears tbe crown; :
n wouian in eariy me i':irs cniKiren, ;
t'i!i-y lose her tuul are brought up by j
niiuthtr. who beoomes tl.e w. ir.ettur i
they re-it'inlier. j
I have been a participant In one of j
ttfse strar.jre happenings. When I !
was youns I de.ided t'. study r.iedicino,
and after praduutinfr at tlie t)l!es? f
l'liysiciaus and Sur;vo:is and sieiditi;
some time at hospital work, beins of a
roving disposition. I accepted a position
as medical otHcer of a stesmcr plying
between San Francisco and Uonsrltonij. j
After making several tri;s I had 5i:
i come so aUaWipd to a life at sea thai
1 had no thought of leaving it. Never-
theless. look!Ti ahead, 1 foresaw thnt
' unless I broke away from it very soon
and settled down ia r.iy profesdni on
l:itiil I must always be a wanderer,
I i without home or family ties.
1 , On one of my trips out from San
l' Francisco I tieramc intimate with one
; of the passengers, named Ainsworth.
' He was about my ae. but thnt was all
the similarity there was between us.
It was our t'.iTcrences tlii't drew us
I together. 1 have r.ot noticed during
i i my experience thnt similar traits pro
)'. diiie marked friendships. As In the
case of marriage dissimilarity Is the
i bond of union. '
' One t!ii;:?r that drew Ainsworth and
me together was tiie fact of bis failing
ili durippr the Journey. From the time
lie was taken down till he became con
valescent, a week before we reached
our destination. 1 not only attended
him as a physician, but as a nurse. He
was pretty sick and Kot it into his head
that he was going to die. There seem
ed to be some especial reason why he
I KRiriie; row the pai'Ri:, upt khe
lJKi'l.INEl 'id 1,F.C JIB 11AVK IT.
didn't wish to die; either that death!
would cut liii'.i off from some happiness
er thi.t it would brins frrief t some'
cue else. I kept bim cheered as well us
I could by nssuriaj; bim that lit? would
recover mid that before we should make '
He did not v.ive nie his confidence j
iniii; l;e was reil on the way to r.cov- j
cry. True, he told me that l y my tm- j
ceasing attention, encouragement and
more than all my sympathy, I hud
saved his life. He was sure that with
out this he would have din!. Whatj
had pivved ..n bis mind was this: He j
i vh a in love with a yonnu lady, n Mi.;sj
i;rc;!ley. who, though iu inve with hi til, !
was loth lo marry htm for some rea-!
!on that he did not tell me. Whether!
he knew her reason or not lie did not j
make it known. 1 Inferred I hat he knew j
1 it. but uns so deli -ateiy sensitive as to!
giving th" holy's adairs to a stranger j
that lie refrained from doing so. She)
was with li.T aunt, who was a great j
traveler, Imv iiitf visited all the conn-j
tries of tho o. vident and was now see- i
: in;' th.ise of the orient. j
I fc.ti Ainsworth in pretty good condi-1
, tion to go ashore- and meet liis lady ;
love. I agreeit to see him in a few days '
in IlonxkonK, ana he went down inla
i the tender that was to take bim ashore
looliiiij; quite cheerful. He waved a
i hand to me as he sailed away, calling
i to me not to forget our Hppointment i
W hen the time came round I went ta ;
our t oiide.voi:.-; and found him waiting!
: i r me. He seemed delighted to see me,
j and we had not, been lone together
when he told me thnt he had been mar-
; rhu to Miss Bradley, but that 'the mar-
; ri.ice had been kept secret from the;
' bride's aunt. Why this was done he j
j did not teU me. He did not say even i
' that the aunt was opposed to his mar-1
I rying her niece, though hedil toil in a j
i that bis wife was an orphan mid could
marry whmi she pleased. j
I The way the wedding had hern ef
; f"-red was this: Ainsworth had invited
i the Indies to eo with hi in to see r.
etatce of a heithen cod. The aunt, bu
, lnsr indisposed, declined the invitation:
I The iovervii:Kleiid of goii.g to see tk
; 11. il called on a British clergyman ai S
; 7r rnai-ri. From the ceremon :
they drove t'irectly back to the hotel
and to the ar.nt, whom they gave a de- ;
: scription of the statue derived from I ;
. guide book. (
; When i met Ainsworth tho. aunt anu :
the. bride had pore on westward. The
coupie were to be united ju America,!
' whither the ladies would return in a;
' few monihs, though the nrroom told me !
he wouid go back on my ship ou
; the home voyage. The alair seemed
: ,.uj!e unintelligible to me. Here were
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i 'J luuies iiu.eiiiio mime iu uom .:ie
services uud companion-hip of a man !
fchoiihl have been acceptable. He bad j
married one of them clandestinely and ;
h id heparated from ber to meet her in :
America some months l.itr. i
'i'e.i days later Ains worth sailed with i
Cue tot Sau KruncLsco. Ue talked wita
J , isj h
mc frw!v ilil(Ult his wife, tut ou ill
one sil, e;.t w(h it calou-
!attM IO os,e t.i;riositvtne necessity
for ko,,.,i.Jij tile marrlage from. his
;lu.,t a!l(l 4.onse,,ucllt,v from tlie
wori;i.i.p s; notbin.
!r. Ai:);;v; r!l's iiiiuss on the way
out 1 rci'o:r:!i:''-il a hcreditr.ry t'."wbie
which 1 le.u'vcd would evoutii:i!'.y
cans his ui-;.;ii. on the return voyage
it attacked hi-ii ajrain. Tliis time I
was not as fort : into as before in nr-rc-;in
it, mu l ct'i r- we ro scli.vl Hono
lulu 1 l: id made u; my mind that lio
!i".d host remain tlurc ia a hospital,
where be could ju'i better attention
than aboard ship. lint I was uuabie to
remain with lum. and he would not
!envp t;. ship jUi vit n.e.
Shortly before re:u Iliac San Fnn
! Cisco I was oh'iued to tell my friend
i and patient that he would not be likely
j to live thr.iiiu the v lyace. and if there
. was n n: thins that nee!"d alteniion
. before his .lech he had better attend
! to it. ie was il ! suriTl.-O'l. -but said
j that There was nothing t-i le done ex
i ce;t that he wished me lo Insert a
death notice in the Sua Francisco pa
! pers to be .-opied in those of New York,
j His wile wnuhl thus be apprise;! of his
death, which was all that was ueeps
i sary. She was young aud wcuid doubt
: less marry again.
The day liefore his death he handed
me a note addressed to his wife, ask
ing me to find her and give it to her. I
wished t'.-knon- if there was any need
for ha-sip in the matter, and he said
there was net, any time within a year
would suffice. The note was sealed,
but there waa no address given. Ains
worth In explanation of this said that
so long a.; his wife's aunt lived she
would he traveling, aud this would
necessitate her niece being with her.
Therefore I would have to find her on
On reaching port I attended to what
ever my friend had charged me to do,
and it seemed to me that my connec
tion with lum and lus was pmleil. He
had attached so little Importance to
the note he had given me to deliver to
his wife tT.Rt I put iwff taking any
steps to aeeonrilh h Its delivery from
time to time, till at last it seldom enme
into my mind. Seven years passed,
during which I was constantly at sea.
I regretted that I bad doontod myself
to be n wanderer and wished that I
had the means with which to acquire a
practice in some American city. The
only advance I made was in securing
n position as a physician on an Atlantic
On one of my yoyages from London
to New York 1 was called upon to
attend a la 'y who was ill in her state
room. She v. as suffering from nervous
ness Induced by long care of a relative
who had died abroad and was bringing
the body home on tbe same ship with
ber. I didn't learn my patient's name
till I bad been trentim; her for several
days, when the stewardess re ."erred to
horss Miss r.rndley. Wi. hout dreaming
that I bud fallen in with on in whom
I had b"e:i interested I made lmpjlries
and discovered that my patient wna
lir ne other t ban Mrs. Ainsworth.
Naturally, after this Wcovery we
had much io interest us mutually.
Mrs. Ainswcith kept me talking con
stantly alKiut her husband, aud befora
the voyage ended explained the mys
tery that alien. I 'd their marriage. Her
aunt, who was ii'iite wealthy, had made
her her heir provided sh" would stand
by the old lady so long as she lived.
This, of course, precluded marriage.
Ainsworth had Joined them ln Hong
kong for the purpose of persuading her
lo marry bim. Slv had consented to do
so on impulse. As to their future noth
il.g had been decided when they part
ed"" If the wile h it her aunt for her
husband she must give up a fortune. It
was possible that bi.d Ainsworth lived
Ihe couple n ;ght have lived apart till
the aunt die. I. She had u in.nia for
traveling at 1 had dragged her niece
all over the glolie with her. The old
lady had finally died in London, and
her niece had. at last acquired the for
tune for v.hi 'h she bad paid a good
I bethought myself cf the note Ains
worth had eiven me for delivery, but I
had long (eased to carry it with me at
sea. so I took the h'dy's address an I
agreed to take it to l'r after renc-hiii
When iuy ship sailed agr.ln I did not
sail with her. I bud delivered Alns
werth's id.' to his wife, who tore It
or,i n. rend it iiiid looked at me with a
sit.gn'nr -iprpssion on her face. .Invol
untarily 1 reached for the puper. but
she declined to let nie h: rp it; then,
midilcnly changing ber mind. she handed
it lo me and turned away s 1 read It.
It contained a re;er.t that she should
marry th" mau who had been kind to
her husband and whom he so well
Thu- It was, as I have said at the be
pinning of my story, that I became a
pari i"i pant In strange happening
which made mo tVn husband of one
who exp- 'ted to p i's 'c r life with an
oth.rr man. I married her. nod it was
wilii means provided by her lha? I was
enabled to aslabllsh myfie'f fls a med
ical practitioner ashore.
Jan. 10 ia American
lSh? Lymnn I'.eeher. father of the
famous family, died: boin l"";.
ISfi.'l- I'.enji. triii i'ranhiin Kuiler, s il
dier and r.-.'icu! .statesman, died;
lflfi'J-nr. Wiiiiam I.'alney Harper, not
ed Hebrew scholar and president
of the T'ti'veivlty of CWcao. died;
bini l' .",."..
A Chatty Oid Lady.
The following advertisement appears
In u fashi -niable K-igiisli newspaper:
"Loif.-iy hi-'.v v i-'us to xchange xean
Citt villi iM o.b-:-. !h-p!i.s r:n;;;;red only
fru:u i'-'- l!;-' i e 1 "society.' "