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THE ROCK ISLAND AKGUS. MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 1913.
ratllshet Dolly at KM Eecond Be
Bue. Rock lslnnd. lit (Entered at the
eoatofflc aa eerand-claas matter.
. Ilfiii4 Mrmbrr of the mrlll
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO
TERMS Ti n eents per week. T7 car
rier. In P.ock ) ar.4.
Complaints of drllvery :r-r1ce sliouM
b made ft the c'r-Milxtlon department
whlrh arould n!rv e notified In everj
lnitnea where It dealre.1 to hare
riper (Jlnkrontir. "id. as carriers have so
authority in the premiere.
A!l nommunleaMon of Brimmer tatlv
character, prill lr nr r1lRlou rous:
nave real narre -turned for publ!ra
lion. No a-jrr. rtlcie will bm prlctei
over ncMMnm ala-r.tturea
Ttlepaonea in all d partront. Cen
tn.l Tl-lr.r;. t 145. 114J and 114t
frtr.n F"-trlc. tl4".
Monday, January 13, 1913.
The npen winter
appears -o have
l Castro m?y feel Kiire Americans are
Lnot object.ii: to him as a menace, but
flfl n nmall frv r. n i t- -j Tia
The progressive committee met in
New York Saturday to raise funds.
Why not tap CJ. W. P.?
I'residen -ekct Wilfion. when the
Illinois speakerhhip deadlock was
r broucht to Ins attention, while in
ChltCKo S-.turday said he UioUKht the
dpmo,rat:c party in Illinois was cap
able cf ni'.n.n;!!i. itB own affairs with
ou BUKKesilons from outside the
state but tl.at the lcrls'.ature should
send two democrats to the I'nlted
. . States st-tiate. Well spoken in both
Gerraanv enrri" s restriction of prr
sonal liberty t' an extent undreamed
of here. Th' police of Ik-rHn have re
cently IsHi'. d r illations Intni-lfd to
tiiiike the t-tri'ts of the city quietver
and (U'uti'r. The rculationB, which
will be put In force on April 13, pro-
. vide that tin- windows and doors of
houses, Bhops, etc., in which music Is
beinn played shall be kept closed; tha'
no whistling Hlnp-inn. shouting or loud
, talking on Uie streets shall be allow
ed; that tcnuibtera shall not drive in
a inuiuier ca!ci:lut.ed to produce ar-
. splitting noinen; that no paper, fruit
skins. ('!( shall f thrown itito the
Streets; that the dratj;i'iK i f wonieii't;
hluits or nnythiiiK cine capable cil pro
ducing diiHt hbail be foi biililen. and
that persens carrv iiiR unihreUas or
canes hfci'.U i:ot curry or swIiir them in
any manner likely to imperil tin safe
ty Of a'K h'T pel sc u.
Till: ll! I l-.C 1 1 V l' TAI'.II K
G'.hsh t:u:ii'il.':cture'i s. who aie pro
tected by :;n inijiorl ditty ranging from
45 per cent t, i teore than I'm per nt.
testified I el ere coiii-re.-'s'onal toin-
Ullftee t':;t lhel' urn !iJ taftcl i'.'H in
i'k' l'ti:cil Sum's, and t hut com;v'.
tlon is s.-i k"en r.'. d jrol.;.-; so small
that they cot:M not uiToid to make a.
flr.gie rale at h ss liuin cuin n' rric
hihI that wares woilj have to ie cut
r wr-rk suspended if the tariff were
There is a mo.-'t unlimited opportMi
lty for the profitable employ inent of
labor nnrl . nf.it1 in th ri.lt,l tat
1,. entrrpr s". -hat do not need u be
urtiti. la ly stlmul.Ued by Kovernn.et
-1 Whv. then, shoi.ld nil the users of
glass in the United States be forced
to pry for a domestic product twice as
jr.tM h as the cost of duty-free fcreimi
. iilass, in cr ier to nini itain under ar-
tillciul conditions nn indns'ry that ca'i- '
liot otherwilse he profitably carr'ed on '
In the I'nit. (1 States? nsks the Kansas
- City Star In discussing the effect of
the protective tariiT. Isn't it a perfect- ,
ly plain proi osit.i'.n that under the pro- ;
tec tle system nil 'he people are being '
taxed for the purpose of keeping labui
and capital in th - ejass industry that j
could be more profitably employed ln J
.. sotiu other wis) ? J
There lire two distinct economic i
. losses Im olved in the protective tariff
ysteni. Its resultant increase in pric.-s
f;oes to the manufacturers instead of
the governnunt, and it diverts capital
und luhor from industries in which
They would produce more m t weal"
for the country tbau in thu iiidufctrits
that have to be artifloially stimulated.
A tariff for revenue, on the other ;
Jiand. causes a moderate Increase in
. J.rlces. pract.lca'Iy all of which soes to
' he government in the form of taxes,
and !t does not ufford any artificial
tlmuluj for 'lie use f capital and .
, .labor In incinstrleo which 8r not able
;Ko stand by theuisclves.
Mil. WILSON AMI A SIX'OMI
-. Says a Washington dispatch to the
Now York World:
"It is said here tha- William J. Bry-
n would not accept the Ftate ffort
. folio unless I'n sident-oioct Wilson
Should mnke it cleur in h! inaugural
'address that one term In the White
house 1 all that he would expect or
-iould ask for under the pledge of the j special interests or a favored few.
democratic platform adopted at Haiti- I These public lands should continue
more. The Baltimore platform sa9:ito be administered and settled and
'Vm flvnr a Klnsrl Iiresulentinl
tern, and to that end we urge the eral government, so long as one of
adoption of an amendment to the ton- , the duties of that government con
r'.itution niaslng the president of the slsts of the protection of the common
United States ineligible for reelection. property and common rights and com- i
hnd we pledge the candidate of the j mon opportunity oT all 'he people '
A-onvrntion 'o this priuciple.' Far too much of the original mag-,
"Z mo rats of congress believe that j n.fleett public domain has been frit-'
"if Mr. Wi'.ton Is silent la his inaugu-, tered away by congress or stolen by'
11 d ir. i . on mis important subject
Vie public will ctiisider him a candi -
ftate to sucoid himself.
"If Mr. Wilson declareB that he in
tiprets Tn sir.le-tcrm plan's of the
.stforra to apply to him. and that he
will not be a candidate to succeed
himself, th' re should be no reason why ;
Mr. r,ryan should rot accept a cab- j
Inet place." I
U 1e extremely doubtful that there
Is a man in the country who has the
ronicetce of The president-elect or Mr.
Bryan to the extent that he knows
:helr plans lor thf future. It is very
v.'tll known that Mr. Bryan is intensely
in earnest, in b's advocacy of the Bin- :
rle-tprm piack end that his present !
Jit-posi; :on is to adhere to it and insist ;
upon its observance. It is easily con- !
c-elvable that un!e3s the president-elect I
also is of his mind on this matter Mr. j
Bryan will decline a place in the cab- j
ine4, ' j
The fiienrts cf the president-elect
in.I Mr. Bryan will tot borrow trouble j
"rom the future. They will remember
vith Fatisfactlon that both Mr. Wilson !
arli Mr. Bryan seemed to be very well
'caned v?';t,h each other at the conclu
i n of their recent interview.
W IIIATo c.tU,TIIKI)oaoa i
Dr. Eliot, presidest emeritus of Har-
1 1 vard, is of the opinion that ere long
:: large proportion of the physicians
if the country will prescribe prevent-v-j
ratbfT than curative medicine. Not
a few people already practice this
idea, look to the family doctor to keep
hem well. Instead of waiting until
they are ill, and then relying upon the
doctor to mend them.
It bar. long been an established cus-
ora in Chica for people to employ broth or stock, two quarts r onion,
dectors to keep them in health. If one; bay leaf, one; butter, two table
they fail they are not expected to ren-j spoonfuls; sal , pepper and croutons,
Ucr a bill. (hopped parsley and thyme.
In recent years national, state and. Vtensils Earthen pot, measuring
local health bureaus have aimed to j cup, tablespoon, spider, 'sieve,
educate the people to protect their ' Directions Soak the lentils over
health. Bulletins containing health j night; strain and wash them again,
rules are issued which if followed will : then put them into the earthen pot
conserve one's physical condition. Tie and cover with the cold broth or
averap,? person not only nlecta this stock (water may be used, but it is
advice but pays little attention to ITie
most ordinary health rules.
If the time ever comes when Dr.
Eliot's prediction is fulfilled there -will
.-. itu i,. ,.,-.- r ... .,,
. , lum..
T -i T T 1 l i i w -
it j. i. .wuipuy, in;? eiaiueni. v uica.!?o ;
; ur f.vuii rajs c:m. ue ue.?iares
too many are incompetent, and ad
vises that there be examinations every
The state civil service commission
flrds it difficult to secure compe
tent physicians for state charitable in
st'tutiens. The examination questions
a-e prepared by eminent practitioners.
Few who take these examinations
qualify. They fail to properly answer
the ques'inns. The claiin is some
times made that the examinations are
too Fever". The physicians who fur
uie1' the questions declare that the
physician who cannot answer them
ia not fit for tne calling he has chosen.
This mutter is fo serious as to call
f r attention on the part of medical
i ocie' ies.
I'l lU.IC L.AMS l:lf,; TO Tin:
An elio-rt Is beint; made amongst
some of tho poi tieiua in Wdshinc;-
'in. a' .'rJini; o the Times to tratis
fer t'..e r.ljsi liite noTfrol cf the public
iio-.jain to the se-.eral states in which
The effort should not be successful.
pe'jii domain cf 'he I"n?ted
domain cf 'he I nltcd
.-tr-'crf l.eiuns to the people of the
I'ni-.eU Sta'-'-s. It does not belong to
the sta-c wherein it is sUuated nor
I to the tieoile of those states alone.
It never d.d. i sense than thus to dignify the rav -
By statute law, and by historically of the p,,-,. publication, we
c-.isto-.Mae public li.nl is the proper y ' n,v be 8Ure Mr Urvan na8 8ntl tha-
cf all the peop e of the country. By wi s..ns,,1v pithor t.. tnkP
" " ,n " c
! it has always been administered by ;
i ,h n;,,iir"' Fovern-nen- for the pec ,
' ,. . J
; .xeuer .o.-ic oi ... ponwea.
I d,f z u'Xa ' '' ?
..-AiMU.J, I'JIillMIUIIS :rtll IUI VI JUM.l.
either a total abandonment or parti: !
;.t-r;-.ili,e:,t of tha- system of federal
" r "V''"- , ... ,
The pub!-..- Uotnnln .nc .idea m-
i..t iit.e lil.-.i in liuue riiKl lanu. iuji
l.-uid. phosphate land, land reserved to
protect waterpower sites, reclamation '
proJiv-H mi! the fed("-:.l forests. It is '
d'stributeU over 14 s'tates, but the bulk .
ct it is in eight ? them. ;
This public (lo.iiaip. iru bides over j
17,ii(n Ikhj acres of oo;:l land; i
Fouf million acres of oil land; j
Three mil ion. two hundred thou-!
sand pores cf pli'isnhate land: '
One in .'.lien, eight hundred -housand i
acres reserved to protect waterpower j
One hundred and ninety-two million
acre? of land designated for home- '
One hundred and sixty-live million
: acres cf national fortst reserves. I
The public domain of 'he United ;
States is the treasure house. It repre- I
sent? Opportunity for the pioneers of'
today. It is a trust held by he fed-i
ernl government for the coming gen- I
erafions of men. i
This domain was the legitimate !
properly of the people of the Uni ed j
' States before the states ln which it is ;
l;(w situated were created. It was ,
j specifically reserved as "he property j
of t e people to be continued under
ti.e administration of the federal gov-
; eminent. j
It would be unw!.-e for congress to!
transfer tl'o ti 1 cf this vast domaiu
to tUe states. Such transfer would '
prob. b.y result in the immense wealth
of tho remaining natural resources be -
in3 bes owed by ttate legislation upon
' H.vl,rH onH Hwnnfit..! rtf li v tho frt.
, predatory corporations. Jealous care
j and strict honesty must protect what
- 1 The title to ttoy public lands is!
SOI PS AXD PL RtneS,
uu..a-.uS uV i
ne stomacn prepares it tor tne di
gestion of the heavier food which fol
lows. Soup is better not taken too
j fast, but eaten slowly. We have act
1 been a souD-eatinz nation, btr wa aro
fast learning the custom fnm our
friends across the water. 'lh"y have
known for years that the extractives
of meat are he greatest known etini-
uh.nts to gastric digestion. Cream
sc-ups and purees (thick soups with d 80up pot 8aucepalli double boil
vffeetahlesl contain considerable mi-,r ,, ,, c
triment, and with plenty of good bread
and bu ter, furnish a good luncheon
for both young and old.
Material Dried lentils, one pint;
never so good). Simmer an hour and
a half. Fry the sliced onion, a sprig
of chopped parsley, a pinch of 'hymo
ana Dav tear in tne nutter: ana tnese i
. ' " '. . ..'
t0 tne lentils; cover and simmer hair
an .our icngr
Rub through a sieve
, c colander; season to taste with salt
i and pepper and serve wih croutons.
This soup, with one cooked vegetable
and simple salad and dessert, has all
necessary food value for a dinner.
KORM.rrr ami tomato pirke.
Material Tomatoes, one can; onion.
A FEW MINUTES
A weekly newspaper given over to
j eIander of the Catholic church and
its membership, calls upon its readers
to write Mr. Dryan asking him to us';
his influence with 'he president-elect
to defeat the appointment of a Catho-'
.. . . . . ...
1 1 1 , . Vi it 1 i ii nt .i 'i '1 tViA rntonTmn
. 1 ' .. :. ,
of Joseph P. Tumulty, a Catholic'as
his private secretary, when he goes
fioin Trenton 4o the White house.
The True Voice, a Catholic uublication ! who employed a "Jpsn.it" as his pri
at Omaha, while declaring that it j vale secretary, and finally, he haviafg
knows no repvon why "this fil hy pub- j i J Ircssed the Knights of Columbus
j ( auon should link Mr. Bryan's name
witii its loul campaign against t.atno-
, l'(;S," savs that a statement nverthe-
; less is du
' Wo is dn from Mr. n-van "r nuuiat -
j j!;g he us- of his name the at-
j tempt to exclude Catholics from of -
I ,v. -r t-; t, v,,..,
- cognizance cf its use of his name or
i I lie True Voice s demand tinon him.
Mr. Bry8Jl has better business to en-
There is room for interesting specti-
i latlon as to Woodrow Wilson's
, f,- Cr,ir!t f ..-f,rin
Merlnce ln the United States. At 'he
vtry ouwt of his Cmpalgn for Ul(,
' nomination and up to the close of the
- na:timorc coUven ion his supporters
- l.j , ty. V,0a v, -o
in the people cf the United States. Ir
should be retained iu an the people
for the benefit of all the people.
FOOLED THE OFFICIAL
Clever Trick a Daring Oacoit Played
Upon an Englishman.
It was years aj;o in Hiirma. Th
English government was linvin- trou
ble with h eertiiin princely recalcitrant
named Hob Tub. "the most d;irius and
enterprising of the lHcolts." A henvy
price hud beeu set upou the leliel's
head, but still Kult Toh was cunningly
At last, hard pressed. Bob Tub tried
a new tack. He walked straight into
the office of (be commissioner.
"I am Boh Toll." be wild simply. "1
have come to surrender."
Exactly what be bud counted on now
happened. Fourteen, years' experience
with eastern subtlety and intrigue bad
taught the commissioner to be wary.
"Thank you." be wild. "We will now
proceed to discover who yoti really are
and what you really want. 'I ell me.
what do you expect to get out of this'''
"Too thousand mows." said the Bob
The commissioner, although a cool
trim, wna u lltrlo t:i.r..,i -i i.,n-r
: quite foUow.. he aHiriuurd.
1 yet u-8 ,te Bi;liplt. whispered the
! Roh. 'Th .nrnn,.n ,r....,...w i.
pjp , the who M '
the head of Boh Tob. I give it to vou "
"Canital " whh th ..nLo-Jr
, - j
But as you lose your head what good
does th money do vou?
"My wife and children get the mon
ey." "Pretty good, ray man. but not quite
good enough. Ten thousand rupees will
be nothing to Boh Toh."
"If it were not I 6hould not be here
I bave been deserted and robbed. 1 i
' am sure to be captured. My family
i misht as well have the monev who 1
can still command it"
"But why .thouida't I keep the
one-half slice; kornlet, one-half can;
ere, am, one-ha".f cup; sugar, one tea
spoonful; soda, one pint; flour, one
tablespoonful; butter, two tablespoon
fuls; salt and paprika.
UtensilB Double boiler, saucepan,
tablespoon, teaspoon, sieve.
Directions Cover and cook the to
matoes slowly in the saucepan with
he onion and sugar 15 minutes; add
! Iho crvdl ftnrl ruh thrmiffh th ftfpvA.
lB the meantme nave tne korniet and
; cream heating in double boiler. Rub
butter end Hour together and add to
he strained tomatoes and cook until
they begin to thicken. Then pour in
to the double boiler with the kornlet
and season and mix well. Serve with
buttered hot popcorn. y
Suitable cooking utensils for soup
making are: Sharp mea- knives, hard
wood meat board, puree sieves, cov'
Seasonings ore turnips, carrots,
celery, onions, celery salt, onion salt,
parsley, bay leaves, rice, cloves and
Canned vegetables should always
be in the house to draw on when
NEW YORK OYSTER BROTH.
Material Oysters, 'hree pints; cold
water, pint and a half; tomato sauce,
one cup; salt, one teaspoonfui; pa
prika, one-half teaspoonful; celery
salt, one-quarter teaspoonful.
Utensils Saucepan, fine sieve,
measuring cup, 'easpoon.
Directions Pour the cold water
over the oysters and look over the
oysters carefully to remove bits of
.n t..i .u. . .v. c
"". "i me uvmpis uvrr iuc uitJ
in he saucepan and strain t'ae liquor
over them. Bring quickly to the boil
ing point and skim out the oysters,
which may be used for salad, creamed
oysters, etc. Heat the broth again
and skim. Have ready a cup of to
ma'o sauce and stir this into ' the
oyster brotn. Add the seasoning ana i
serve with hot cheese wafers. i
WITH THE BIGOTS
bigoted in his opnosition to Catholics
nnd tho rtyr,v, nbh Sn.no mor.
cenaries next delved ino his -ritings
. . . j
and nnimg there a reference to tne :
rsthnlt,. breh renrnduned !t in a
portion of the Catholic press with
words and sentences omitted, so dis-
.... . , .
' nn 1 1 ri i It a a 'i rtinlsa it annaar tit ha t
! " 6 '.. . . " "..
an assault upon the church. Then the
j wind shifted and he was assailed by i
I ojher bisots r,s an ally of the church j
at a Columbus day celebraMon, Tom
Watson charged in the press that the
governor had secretly joined the order
! and Tom washed his hands of him.
i Through it all the governor kept shut
' mouth and le- the bigots go to it.
I n reflection imon his fitness
1 ., i .!
1 dktment of his Americanism to im -
j plv that Woodrow Wilson should or
j v-m tsk ito considera ion the fact
i of M mn' ehnrcli affiliation or the
i lack of It, in making appointments to
Dublie office. He w 11 a onoint M man
to the cabinet because he is p. Protes-
ant or Jew and he will ref.o to ap -
point no man because he in a Catho-!
lie. Woodrow Wilson has learned in k
his experiences and associations with
Catholics' what every thinking man
well knows, that there are no stronger
defenders of American institutions
iiian the great body of intellectual
.'s I baud your head over, you know."
'Because yon are an English gentle
man. 1 chose my m;iu. you see."
The coiumissioner mused awhile.
'.TiM'U he broke silence. "I.ook here. 1
ni)w you are not the Bob. That is
-uife clear. 1 don't cure who you are.
But tell me frankly what you want."
The Buntum hesitated awhile. Then
he said: "You are ri-bt. But my life Is
worth as Mule as the Bob's. I bare
tie t rayed him and robbed him. lie bus
sworn revenge. Give me an escort as
far as Mandalay. Here, take these
notes for LOW) rupees" he bad laid
them on the table "and keep them if
in twelve days' time do not -tell you
how and when you can capture the
Bob. Keep them till the Bob is caught
if you prefer."
The commissioner thought hard and
In silence for quite two injnutes.
"1 spree." be said at length.
So the Bob was safeiy escorted to
Mandalay. Later the commissioner re
ceived a letter from him
"You may keep those rnpees." it ran.
"which I. Boh Toh. left with you twelve
days ago. I told you the truth. You
would not believe me. The Cugllsu
government likes truth, and It likes
money, but they never want both. I
think, ct the same time." Youth's
"It used to worry me when the bar
ber Informed me that my hair was get
ting a Utile thin ou top-
"But you got used to it. eh?"
"No. Now it worries me because be
doesn't mention It. 1 must be getting
old." Philadelphia I'rer.
Washington Farm products cf the
state of Michigan as given in a census
bulletin of 1910, giving values for 1909,
are: Dairy products, $20,728,000;
crops, $152,005.0)0; wool, $3,428,000;
majile sugar and syrup, $034,000;
i sugar beets, $4,011,000.
Why must I ever tell him "No"
My pleading baby boy? '
Th things ha craven 'twould please ma
To witness him enjoy.
Poor child, he leaves me with a sigh
And doubting In his mind.
Because he does not know that I
Am "cruel to bo kind."
I long- for thing's I cannot g-et;
In vain I toll away:
And oft I doubt and grieve and fret
As he has done today.
Why am I thus denied? Why do
I seek and fail to find?
Mayhap my loving Father, too,
la "cruel to be kind."
An Able Lawyer.
"Why do you submit to your fath
er's outrageous treatment?" asked
the eminent lawyer. "If I were in
your place, I should certainly break
that will. I call it a downright shame
that you should be cut off with a
i quarter, and left to Btive for your
i self, while others roll in wealth."
"I know It is hard," said the black
BheeP of the family, "but somehow I
't feel &8 if there would be much
use in my trying to get any of the j
mnnpv. Tt vnnM on 1 v ho a hnthor
, ' " :,.
thSt WOUld- ,n 811 Probability, COmfl
to nothing in the end.
, , ,.... 2. L r.
luminary. Why, my bov, yoa cant
lose If you go into it. Pve traveled
over a thousand miles to And you and
tp th, an(J x knQw what rm
"How 1b it that you happen to be
'How is it? Say, I drew up that will
j fcr your father, and left a flaw in it
t -1 juui laiurM, atiu irii a iiaw 111
; that j;ist one man Is capable of di
covering. That man can now be r
; al no1 Kv vrin
Three years later the black sheep
' went to his attorney and said:
"Here. How 1b It tlmt thla ran. 1j
1 Bti" dragging? I thought that you
; hd left a flaw in the will that would
j enable you to have it broken?"
"So I did." replied the astute one.
! MV.. a. T 1a. t A. H a. a.
I UUL 1 11 BO 11 couian t do
! "l " w"r-
j ou ought really to know, by this
! t,me that 1 no 'ool.
Not Disposed to Be Hasty.
i "I tell you there is entirely too
much of this divorce business going
j on. It should be stopped."
j "I don't think so. Why should peo
j pie be compelled to bear the yoke
i when it has become tiresome?"
An, pernaps you want to go
through the mill yourself?"
"Oh, no, I'm a lawyer."
Life Is like a poker game:
Too often it Is not
The nan who holds the strongest hand
That carries off the pot.
Yet, as In poker, eo In life:
; The bluffer bluffs away
Until somebody call3 him, and
Pouf! That's all! Good day!
She Do you really bel'eve that Ga
briel will sound the trumpet for all
of us on the last day?
He Well, I am sometimes half in
clined to believe that some will Insist
upon blowing their own horns, even
Alice What a gallant person Mr.
Dunkley is. He never addresses tne
without beginning 'Fair miss.' "
Dorothy Oh, that's force of hab
it. He used to be a street car con
ductor. Deserved It.
City Editor I want to ralae Ham
Managing Editor Why?
City Editor In writing tip a funeral
yesterday ho didn't say "the services
were simple and impressive."
It's queer- that young Jenkins
should be 6ti ct a rounder."
"His father Is one cf the squareat
men In this town."
He Didn't Know Art.
"Where did you get that marble
statuette, my dear?"
"Why. at ilartiuos. Isn't It lovely?
And such a bargain! It was marked
half off." Didn't you se the tag'"
"Yes. but I thought the tag referred
tn the clothing." Cleveland Plain
A4& !W ii
A Weddinsr Tour By Helena G. Towne.
Copyrighted, 1913. by Associated Literary Bureau.
Miss Pulver was rutber young to '
marry any one, but George Guernsey ',
was a steady fellow and. though bare-
ly of age, gave promise of making her
an excellent husband. Indeed, so much
contideifl-e did Myra's parents have in
him that they were perfectly willing
their daughter should marry him at
once. Perhaps the fact that her father
was an invalid without expectation, of
living much' longer had something to
Co with it. He desired that she should
be provided for during his lifetime.
But though George was devoted to
her, thorgn in all gatherings of yonng
: people in which they were present they
paired together, though it was con
sidered among their friends that they
were "spoons," they were not engaged.
Myra could pot be indnced to speak
the final word,
i Myra having been Invited to visit a
friend in another city. George ofTered
to be her escort on the journey thither.
A day or two before their departure
he said to his chum. Charley Brown:
"Charlie. I wish you, to tell the fel
lows and the gitls of our set that
Myra and I are going on the same
the hbob and rick thbowtno bboait.
train together and get them to come
: to the station to see us off. And tell
'. them it would be a good Joke to send
' a shower of rice and old shoes after
. us as though we were a bridal couple
j going on our wedding jouruey."
'Certainly, old nan, I'll do that for
you. But do you mind tolling me your
object iu it all V"
"The only way 1 can get Myra to
' make up her mind is to have it gener
ally understood that she belongs to me.
When a girl is ou the fence with refer
ence to a fellow and her friends con
sider her as his girl it's a powerful iu
j (luccnieiit for her to close the deal."
"A better way is for him to let her
' suppose he's going to drop her."
"I've tried that, and it didn't worji."
On the day of Ceorge's aud .Myra's
' departure as they entered the station
' Myra was surprised to see a dozen of
' her friends congregated to bid her
' goodby. They ran up to her and were
; very demonstrative in their salutation.
"What u surprise," she exclaimed,
! "und bow kind of you all, espevtally
j since I'm going to be absent only for a
"Oh, we thought," said one, "that
1 you were going to leave us altogether.
Some one said you were going to live
; ln another state."
i "Another state! What state?'.'
"The state of M aiue."
Then they nil laughed, and Myra
The young couple got into the train,
and t'eurge put up a window, through
which Myra could continue to chat
with her friends. It was a merry party
and attracted the attention of those in
the car. When the train moved out
the shoe and rice throwing began and
continued till the objects of the demon
stration were well ou their way.
"This plainly indicated to the other
passengers that they bad a bride aud
grooui aboard, and a greater interest
was excited from the fact that the coc
pie were so young. Myra could have
passed for' fifteen, and George's beard
was slow in coining. There is nothing
prettier than a young couple scarcely
entered on man and womanhood on a
bridal tour. Froni time immemorial
such have been especial objects of in
terest. There was not a person in the
car but leaned forward or turned back
ward to get a glimpse fit these young
sters supposed to be Just starting a!
life's nest building.
Now 'lines a scene that the leading
(rentleumu in the comedy had not pro
vided for himself, ileachiog for bis
pockctliook. in which be had placed
the tickets, he started and paled. It
was not' where be expected to find It.
Quickly be went through every pocket
without finding It. All the cash b
bad. including all Myra bad, was U
The trutb is, though he didn't koow
it that a pi(.-k"cket passing througt
the train before it rolled out of tbi
station, seeing what be supposed to a
a bridal oeij.le starting on a wedding
journey , saw his opportunity nnc
when the sine and rice throwing was
ia progress deftly slipped his hand in
George's pocket and relieved him of
"Tickets!" repeated the conductor in
what seemed to the couple an uutyro
patbetic. cold, harsh voice.
Gwrge wildly went through his
pockets again, though be was sure
what he wanted was not there. Not
j finding it. be told tbe conductor of his
. las. lie suspected, be said. tUaysoiue '
thief had taken It.
The horrid wretch exclaimed a
fat lady in the next seat behind, re
ferring to the pickpocket
"My orders are." said the conductor,
"to collect all fares."
"But I have no money to pay with!
"Sorry, but I can't help it You'll
have to get off at the next station."
The conductor passed on. A sympa
thetic murmur passed through the car.
The fat lady arose in her seat and ad
dressed the passengers, saying:
"Some good for nothing, contempti
ble creature has robbed this yonng
couple, taking their money and their
tickets. It's a pity that they should
make so unfortunate a start on life'e
journey together They must be help
ed oat I have only $5 with me, which.
I'll give them if you'll make op the
"How much ia needed?" cried one.
"nello. conductor!" called another.
"What's the price of two tickets to
where these pigeons are going?"
Upon inquiry as to the couple's desti
nation the conductor said the far
would be $12.40. '
A hat was passed around and money
dropped in It till the requisite amount
was collected and poured into the lnp
of the supposed bride. No one present
except George knew the real cause of
the scarlet flag that was unfurled ia
Myra's face. It was embarrassing to
be thonght a bride when she was not
even engaged, but to accept of this bit
of a wedding gift from strangers under
the circumstances was crucifying to
her sensitive nntnre. THrning to the
fat lady who had befriended her she
"Oh, dear! We're not a bridal couple
at all: we're not even engaged. The
rice throwing and all that was a Joke."
"My goodness gracious!" exclaimed
the fat lady loud enough to be heard
all over the car.
"What's the matter?" called a voice.
The real facts of the case gradually,
became known to th passenger. Some
laughed; some who had not contrib
uted grunted that there was a swin
dle in the case confidence game. The
young couple were In agony. Some'
one called out:
"There's Just one way to fix It Let's
have a wedding!
"Bring a clergyman! ,
"There's one! That man with hie
collar buttoned on the back of his
"Let him step forward."
The clergyman advanced. George
looked at Myra with a sickly smile.
Myra snys she doesn't believe ehe
was married at all. All she remem
bers was a buzzing ln her ears, her
cheeks hot as a fiery furnace, a lot of
excited passengers swimming before
her eyes, n mnn ln clerical dress stand
ing before her reading something out
of a book and George putting a ring on
her finger, though where he got it she
The ring was loaned by the fat lady
and was needed to Pomplete the cere
mony, according to the ritual.
As soon as the knot was tied and the
couple had submitted to the congratu
lations of every passenger ln the car,
the couple held a brief consultation. In
which it was decided to leave the train
at the next station, returning the con
tribution, except a small loan from the
fat lady for immediate expenses. They
would then telephone the fact of their
marriage and ask for funds with which
to make a real wedding tour. They
had scarcely agreed upon this and tak
en the fat lady's address when they
reached the station and made their exit
amid the cheers of those they left be
hind. Such fo the account of the marriage
of George Guernsey und Myra Pulver.
It is needless to say that when the
news of their sudden union reHcbed
their home and their friends It created
a profound sensation. A few weeks'
later they returned and found a room
full of wedding presents awaiting
them. Indeed, they were more liberal
ly favored than if they had been mar-:
ried in the usual conventional way.
But It must not be expected that the'
friends who had brought about the
marriage by their pointed attention
at the station would be satisfied wltl
a ceremony to which they bad not been
Invited. The evening of their return a
party, with the accession of a clergy
man, went to the residence of the
bride's parents where the couple were
and declared that they would not go
away without a ceremony. Myra as
sented, chose all the girls for brides
maids. Geurge chose the men for
groomsmen, and the pair were married
a second time.
George Guernsey, in telling the story, !
never fails to thank the thief who
stole bis pocketbook. He says that on
coming back from the wedding tour be'
found an old flame of Myra's who bad
returned from a long absence, and if
she hadn't been married this fellow
would surely have got her away from
him. Myra always pooh-poohs this,
whereupon ber husband declares,
"Wei!, then you would have died an
old timid, for you could never have
"nade up your mind to marry me "
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