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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. THE SPAT, JANUARY 14, 1913.
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Tuesday, January 14, 1913.
Jack Johnson "broke."
r France Is In the throes of a presi
dential election, but you do not hear
"fcf anyone running for a third form
Eastern coalmen say "there Is no
Jope for cheaper coal." Is there any
3iope for anything but enormous prof
its to the operators?
Roosevelt says the republican party
3s so wicked the progressives can not
afford to merge with It. And wasn't It
a really, truly good party when T. R
J Postmaster Hitchcock favors gov
ernment ownership of express com
panies. "When Bryan advocated that
ome 10 years ago he was called an
. Commerce Court Judge Robert W.
'Aichbald of Pennsylvania has gotten
ust what was coming to him dismis
sal in disgrace as a traitor to his of
fice and to the people.
J Woodrow Wilson believes that bus
iness in America should be taught to
obey the old-fashioned American prin
ciples of honesty and fair dealing. The
theory of the. president-elect is that
politics mny be kept out of business
by keeping business out of politics.
Any revelations as to how William
uanooipn Jiearst gamea possession or
V1" 1nVimOU8 nerlm,nat,nK stan; !
tlard 1 letters wi l not relieve any of !
.the public officials involved of the
odium that attaches. The informa
tion was timely and of the utmost im
jortance and vital concern to the peo
ple, and tho wisest course now of
those who were shown to have violat
ed their truHt, would seem to be dis
crete silence. Regardless of the means
employed, the end was most desirable.
OCKAN LINKS .1X11 HAI KTV.
O Moving the north Atlantic steamship
"lanes" one degree south trtlyhtly in
creases the lengih of the voyage, hut
since April 13 of last year the travel
ing public has been less eager to clip
25 mlnuti'H, or even a few hours, eff
the length of the voyage If the abbre
viation Is to be obtained by Jamming
steamers at a high rate of speed acioss
the course of llio southward-drifting
icebergs. To run the steamers txi
ibles to the Fotith of the present route
will very preatly reduce the danger of
Last, spring thu bergs v. ere much
farther south than usual, and this 10m-
ing spring they may n-jt coma down
so far. But nciihnr the travelers nr
lite steamship companies are in any
mood to take chances.
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rti fit.' I'Mii 4T
iitui ; x i.' j linn, nnu niu
wage demand of the steel mills em
ployes that reBUiUMl in the Homestead
strike and who drove the unions out
of the steel m'.Uf., Is erecting a $,iio,-
.. . , . .
ono resldsnce on a $2,500,000 plot of
ground in New York City. j
We have no farther to seek for ;
causes of vnrost than conditions en- i
abllr-g one innu in the headship of the
steel trust to" afford such conditions of
I'ring while tens of thousands of the j
trust's employes must work seven
fiuyu a week and 12 hours a day fori
less than enough to support their fam
- llles decently.
I 1. , a . gn of the awakening sense ,
cf just ce that such comments a. thisi
are not put down a. an expression of ;
eiass envy, but as an arraignment of
a social injustice that cannot be per
mitted by a people whose aspiration is
the aervtce of humanity.
"OLD THIJCUS SHALL PASS
By a decree of the Chinese govern
ment the New Year of that ancient
land was to be marked by the aban
donment by he Chinese of the old how well the business district may be
ty'.ea of clo hint, end the adoption . accommodated. As has been said be
of the fashions of Europe and Amerl-1 lore, the street car patrons have rights
ca, Women are to put asido trous-, to be taken into consideration, in the
era for skirt, mon are to substitute
sack coat for blouses, and both are
to wear western ahoes. Men, more
over, are to wear wei ern hats; but
nothing on this acore la required of
women. Perhaps some word of warn
ing aa to the cost and frequeut chang
es In the style of western women's
headgear reached the Chinese govern
ment, and caused the men to let that
problem work out Itself
- Measure of thU kind are not fre
quent In changing ordinary forms of
Ccrnment: but they could not but
be 'separable from the revolution
fj-t t to change '? old China into
ie tew republic. Old things have
passed away in that oriental country, !
r.d all things m-Et become new.
With he change cf the form of gov
ernment, and the adoption ct western
deas of citizenship, and authorities
of law and administration of justice,
.he cherished queue had to give place
to the derby hat and the soft felt hat,
2nd the blouse to the sack coat and
the more pretentious Prince Albert.
Wooden shoes or paper mache with
turned up toes must surrender to "he
patent leather, and the new- Chinaman
will have to give up opium for the
almost as undesirable cigaret.
Some will regret that the pictur
esque Chinaman with his silk gar
ments of many colors and his buttons
denoting rank Is about to pass away;
that his special insigna, the queue, is
to no longer dangle like a tail or a
trail as he passes on his mission; that
the Forbidden City is to be no longer
a place for curiosity hunters to in
spect at long distances, and tell won
drous stories about when tiey return
home. But modern civilization and
modern ideas of social life and of
government and material progress in
business and commercial activity are
destined to take the place of the old
customs, fashions and governments
that for so many centuries have held
possession of the Orien. the treasure
house of the mysteries of the ages.
Thibet, that last of the secluded king
doms, will soon be traversed by rail
roads, and newspapers will be cried
by newsboys on the streets of Lassa.
Our imaginations will not have as,
much inspiration. "Italia Rookh" and
"Arabian Nights" wil" appeal only to
the sentimental who will find nothing
in the actual to lend Interest to their
romances. The whole world will be
connected by "wireless" and all
things Khali be new.
The new China is bu- the beginning
of the wonderful change that is to
take place within this centmry in the
heretofore mysterioc.s Orient liberty,
fraternity, progress, a belief in the
brotherhood of man and the Father
hood of Cod to bring together in a
common purpose for a common good
tt'.l nations of the world.
So mote it be.
TI1K PKOPOSKU LOOPING OK
Commissioner Archie Hart's propos- I
cd system of looping the 'main lines
of the Trl-City Railway company to
Moline in one direction and to the
west, and southwest secUons of the
city iu the other, around Third avenue
and Second avenue, as a solution of
the car routing agitation affecting
those two business thoroughfares, may
have its advantages as well as its
sources of . objection, and in the end
may prove a means to a mutually de
sirable outcome of t.he entire contro
versy. The brightest ray of satisfac-
Uon that ,8 tirown on the situation
comes in the fact that it. promises the
tonverplon cf Third ave:luP from a
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nue, and the tranFformation of Market
square from a hay yard to a hustling
center of general public attraction.
Third avenue is justly tired of the
make-shift arrangement of car tracks
in lieu of the double tracks it is entitled
to and which have long since been guar
anteed. As far as Market square is
cencerned. Rock Island has long sfnea
outgrown the necessity or desirability
cf having a hay market, and weigh
master juarters in the heart of the
If the new arrangement goes
through, the present p;:vlliun. which 1
has here me an eyesore, will be '
supplanted by an ornamental wait-.
lug station for ears on all lines, inUT
urbuu at-d otherwise. The market place
will be moved to Flatiron square, baok
of th- Central engine house, which
latter bt.ilding wiil in time be convert
j cd into a suitable e'ty market, when
(t'lt? cential fire station is established
i.i another and equally advantageous
location. Such a consuniunAion would
prove eminently to be desired in all
j The proposition to terminate the two
j main l'nes o and from Moiine at any j
! point up town H apt to arouse ohjee- I
jt'on from the street car patrons them- j
I selves. Irrespective of how the busl-
cemmanity may feel on t.he sub-
: ject. The plan uoi:M necessitate eith
j er the payment of dcubie fare or s
' curing transfers on tbo part of people
, . , ,
of Fifteenth street or raHgers from
the.werft, end bound east of Twentieth
At the same time, the plan of
through rout'ng Is becoming more and
more general in all of the cities, large
and small. According to the ordin
ances of recent date in both Chicago
and St. Ixuiis. as well as iu the nearer
cities of Davenport and Moline, the
longer the ride is made without, trans-
flfd c Q now tnere are througQ
th eltend from Bof
north 8,de furthermost point
oi the south side, and from the
extremes of the west end to the
north and to the south limits. So that,
no matter what arrangements are
cade, there should be some througn
cars retained, not merely for the early
morning ar.d early evening travel, but
through the entire day. This much
should be insisted upon in the inter
est of the general public, regardless of
Howevir, tho contemplated ordin-
ance insuring as it does cars on both
Second ana Third avenues is preg
nant with possibilities, if not prob
abilities of settlement of the much
mooted car routing question to the
sa;I a faction of all concerned, the main
suggestion belug, of course, to sim
plify rather than complicate the sit
; Buffalo, X. Y. Indictment have
! been reported by the federal grand
, jury against the New York Central.
, Erie. Grand Trunk and Lehigh Valley
j railroads charging them with violating
- - m
We all know that children pass
through different periods of growth
and desires. Foods are changed ac
cordingly. So It would be. quite diffi
cult In a short article to specify help
ful meals for school children of all
ages, so we will only consider those
today from 6 to 9 years. At this age
they are growing fast and need food
to support them with energy, for they
are in constant motion, to supply heat
to theMjody and to build up the tis
sues which make for new grow-th. If
the school children are thin and tired
most of "he time they probably do not
have enough food of the tissne build
ing kind, and if they are fat and stu
pid, they may not have enough food
of this kind and have too much sweet
and starchy food. Plenty of fruit, eggs,
bread and but'er and milk are valua
ble sources of nourishment for grow
The meals for children should be
neither heavy nor light. The stomach
should never be overloaded, so that
digestion is difficult, then children
may go to school immediately after a
meal, and the brain will be able to
work. Train children to eat slowly,
chewing every mouthful. Have them
rise a little earlier if necessary In the
morning, so as not to have them hur
ried. As these children go to bed J
THE PRESS AND THE COURT
(Sioux City Journal.)
Is it a crime for a newspaper to
criticise a court? The supreme court
of Idaho says "yes." It has ordered
the publishers of a Eoise newspaper
to spend ten days in jail and pay a
fine of $500 each for contempt of
court. The offense in thi3 instance
censised in publishing in news and
editorial columns criticisms of a rul-
ing by the court. "The ruling barred
the progressive electors from a place
on the official ballot in the late elec
tion. One of the contemp'uous arti
cles complained of by the court was
from the pen of Theodore Roosevelt
and was printed in the news columns
of the Boise paper. Other criticisms
to he same effect were published in
the editorial coiumns. For alleged
contempt of court in circulating mat
ter held to impede the administration
o' jus'ice the offending publishers are
now to be fined and imprisoned, the
offended court acting as jury . and
judge in the case. ' On the same prin
ciple Theodore Roosevelt might be
fined and imprisoned if he should
come within the -jurisdiction of the
Idaho supreme court.
Three rigirs seem to be involved in
the Idaho case. (1) There is the
right of the court to protect its dig
There is the right of the
o free Fpecch. (3) Final-
i ly there is the right of the press to
free expression. At this distance it
would appear that the Idaho court
has ac'ed on the theory that only one
right was involved, and in so doing
the court seems to have subordinated
the mere important to the least im
Wha'. is contempt of court? There
Is such an offense and it often merits
severe punishment. Anything that
interrupts orderly procedure in the
court room or tends to in'erfere with
I the fair trial of a case amounts to
contempt of court. The witness who
i refuses to answer a question, the at
j torney who insults the trial judge, the
j spectator who raises a disturbance -I
all are in contempt of court. They
i must be punished if the court is to
i maintain its function in the interest
of the public. All such offenders in
terfere palpably with the going ad-
On various occasions since his nom
ination and election, Mr. Wilson has
spoken words of reassurance to the
business interests of the country.
Those words were needful and help
ful. But equally needful and helpful
8re such words as the president-elect
spoke at the Commercial club dinner.
The new administration has not the
faintest intention of running amuck
either aaiong corporations and combP
cations or among tariff schedules and
rates; It has not the remotest inten
tion of disregarding the conditions of
proFperity, industrial activity end gen
eral confidence. But, on the other
hand, it wants the sympathy and sup
port of men of affairs in and for the
moderate, sane efforts it is pledged to
make toward equalizing opportunities,
eliminating unfair privilege, putting
corporations on a basis of service "and
efficiency, and taking the element of
pure graft and rapacity out of the
Mr. Wilson's Chicago speech was a
j the inters ate commerce laws. Tn5
I indictments against the Erie and Le
1 high Valley have to do wlt,h alleged
failure to observe their tariffs in haul-
ing of coal from Pennsylvania lo
points In New York, New Jersey and
Ohio. The Grand Trunk and New . movement. The plan includes the ex
York Central are charged with gran-- j penditure cr $500,000 a year for five
log rebates to shippers. vears.
early, the evening meal should b the
lightest of the day. The following
menus will show quantities of chil
dren of the ageir given: s
Cereal cooked over night with dates,
one-third cup; top milk, one-half cup;
dry toast, two small slices; butter,
one-half-inch cube; milk, one glass;
cocoa, one cupt apples for school re
cess. NOON DINNER (WHEN POSSIBLE).
Lamb broth, with vegetables, one
cup; bread, one slice; butter, one-half-inch
cube; apple tapioca pudding, one-
Scrambled eggs in one-third cup of
milk; dry toast, two slices; butter.
jrae-half-inch cube; apple sauce, one
tabiespooniui; or prunes, three; cook
ies (home baked), two; milk, one
SUGGESTIONS FOR BREAKFAST.
Cereal with dates, figs or seeded
raisins and top miik; creamed cod
fish, sauce made with milk and egg
yolk; minced lamb on toast, eggs
poached or scrambled in milk, cream
ed potatoes, cornmeal muffins, bread
and butter, cream toast, baked apple,
SUGGESTIONS FOR DINNER.
Chicken broth with rice or barley,
broiled lamb chops, puree of peas or
beans, spinach, lettuce (use lemon, no
vinegar), cornstarch puddings, gela
tin puddings, fruit sauce with sponge
cake, baked tapioca and rice puddings
SUGGESTIONS FOR St'PPER.
Cream soups, bread or unpolished
rice and milk, toasted crackers or
rolls, stewed fruit, milk or cocoa,
ministration of justice. They must
be brushed aside, not because they
have hurt a judge's feelings, but be
cause they have interposed obstacles
to the progress of justice.
Is it contempt of court when an edi
tor, after the close of a case, ventures
to write an opinion that the court has
made a mistake Is it contempt of
court when a public speaker discuss
ing public policy ventures to express
an opinion that the court's opinion 1h
not in line with public policy? Such
a criticism, even though vigorously
voiced, can not interfere with the
course of justice in that particular
case, which has been decided. Does
it amount to interference with justice
to intima'e that court is not Infall
ible? The history of jurisprudence
shows that our courts, from the lowest
tc the highest, have made mistakes.
Therefore it is advancing nothing new
or s'artling to point out alleged de
linquencies in certain decisions.
If a public speaker cannot express
his opinion of a court decision, what
becomes of his constitutional guar
anty of free speech. If an editor may
not write his honest opinion of the
ou'eome of a case involving a prin
ciple of large public importance, what
becomes of the constitutional guar
anty of a free press?
Criticism in print and criticism by
word of mouth are applied freely to
the eyecu'ive and legislative branches
o? the government. When the presi
dent makes a "break" criticisms come
pouring in from all sides. So also as
to congress. Is the court to have a
special license to make mistakes and
have nothing said abou it because it
might detract from the dignity of the
There is, of course, a difference be
tween criticism and libel. If a public
officer in any capacity is libeled, or
thinks he is, he has recourse in the
law. If he can prove the libel he can
have the libeler punished." But the
question must be decided by a jury,
after the regular form of court proce
dure. When a Judge thinks he has
been libeled, is he to have the privi
lege of cal'.lng the offender before
himself and imposing such punish
ment as he may please for "contempt
of court?" 1
to Men of Affairs
very earnest, straightforward appeal
for such sympathy and support. It
was an appeal not to an impossible
altruism, but to a practical idealism,
to an enlightened self-interest. No
business man was asked to surrender
advantages Testing on ability and effi
ciency; all honest business men were
asked to aid the new administration
in a campaign against unfair special
privileges, whether in the form ef In
iquitous tariff schedules, oppressive
trusts condemned by every rule of
reason, or abuses of an antiquated and
chaotic banking and credit system.
The great majority of American
business men are "coming in" on this
basis. Conservation, tariff revision,
corporation reform, banking and cur
rency reform, if constructively and
soberly handled, will command the
support of the overwhelming majority
of our men of affairs. Many of them
are merely awaiting applications,
translations of general doctrines into
New York A world cruise of a ship
load of missionary experts to investi
gate the work in foreign fields is a
plan submitted by J. Campbell White,
founder of the Laymen's Missionary
He uaed to be a "ladles' man,"
Babbling and gay;
He wore hla hair In bangs and had
A winning way
He uaed to be a "ladles' man."
But things are run on another plan
Now he la Just a woman's man.
Silent and meek:
His wife says men are fools, and he's
Afraid to squeak;
She's big and strong and runs affaSra
And alta upon him If he dares
The man whose greatest purpose Is
to get even with his enemies "Tteepa
making so many of them that his de
sire for satisfaction can never be ful
filled. The most mistaken man In tho
world is the one who thinks he is do
ing a profitable thlirg for himself by
loafing when his employer is not
around to see.
A London medical magailne says .
every English family haB at least one
weak-minded member. He must be the
one who wears the monocle.
Many a man has gone to the wall
because he was unable to see the
partition between enterprise and chi
canery. The man who forgets his umbrella
always suspects that it is a sign of
The man who is always trying to
find out what people say of him is
It is pretty hard for any man to be
a hero to his sweetheart's brother.
Just His Luck.
"William, Freddie informs me that
his teacher has decided to advance
him from the sixth to the seventh
grade, owing to his fine deportment
and his praiseworthy attention to hla
"Pshaw! That's just my luck!"
"Why, what makes you say that?"
"I had it all figured out that I was
goiag to be about ten dollars ahead
at the end of this month. Now it will
be necessary to buy a new set of
"Mother," he said, putting his arms
around her and kissing her on the
brow, "I am going to marry the sweet
est, the loveliest, the noblest girl in
Looking up into his eyes, the good
lady by a great effort managed to
keep back her tears as she answered
In broken tones:
"My poor boy!"
"Why are you so disheartened, Mrs.
Mulllons I should think you'd be
the happiest woman In the world.
Isn't your daughter engaged to a
"Yes, but we've Just heard of a
lovely count that we could have got
for the same price."
"I think it is high time," said Mr.
Oldcastle, "for the people of this coun
try to take a firm stand against vivi
section." "So do I," replied her hostess. "No
north, no south, Is my motto."
Wrong Thing to Say at Right Time.
"No," she said, "I am sure I could
never learn to really care for you."
"Well." he replied with an air of
resignation, "I suppose it is useless
to try to teach an old dog new tricks."
What She Might Be.
"What would woman be without her
"Well, she might occasionally man
age to be on time."
The man who thinks he 1 one of
the chosen few generally turns out
to be one of the disappointed many.
Had Her Guessing.
Landlady (letting room)-Of course I
expect he rent punctually every week.
New Lodger-Just so. madam. My rule
is either punctually or not at all. Bos
A moment's patience ts ten year'
Messingwell'g Failure By Clarissa Mackie.
Copyrighted. 1913, by Asaoclatad Literary Bureau.
The telephone bell rang sharply, and
the girl at the typewriter paused and
drew the receiver to her ear. She
frowned as she recognized the voice at
the other end of the wire.
"Perhaps you better talk to Mr. Me
slngwell; wait a moment, please," she
said, pressing a button at the aide of
her desk. She hung up the receiver,
but did not resume her Interrupted oc
cupation. From behind the closed glass
door of her"-employer's private office
came the deep bass murmur of his
voice as be talked with Rudolph Fear
ing. Suddenly she caught her breath as
Messingwell's voice rang suddenly
sharp and distinct to her listening ears.
"Very well. Fearing; if you don't bear
from me by noon you can do your
worst and go to the devil afterward!"
Then she heard the receiver slammed
on its hook and the creak of his chair
as he swung away from his desk.
Emily Carman had been Alden Mes
singwell's chief clerk for two years.
It was a losing game for Messingwell.
He had come at the bidding of a dying
father to carry on the long established
business of Messingwell & Co., which
old Messingwell and a spendthrift
younger son had managed to involve
almost to the point of, failure when a
death stroke laid the father low. -The
younger son had taken himself as far
away from the tottering bnsiness as
his means would permit, and so AJden
was left with his promise to fulfill to
the best of his ability
"I'll do the beRt I can, father," he
promised. "I'm not a good business
man doctors seldom are, you know
but as long 89 I have a penny to my
name the old sign shall swing above
the office door."
His father had begged him to keep
up the appearance of prosperity. "The!
bnsiness will come back again, Alden.)
Just give it a chance to recover from
The depression was a thing of the
past, and prosperity was abroad In the
land, and there still remained the de
caying business, perhaps a little
strengthened here and there, but bound
to die in the near future. The machin
ery in the long mill buildings was out
of date, and Messingwell's methods
were hopelessly old fashioned.
The week before Alden had closed
down the mills and given the hands
two weeks' vacation. The notice tacked
on the door soke of an "inventory"
beln taken' but Rida'Ph Fearing bad
laughed as he rend it and promptly
hired all of the Messingwell hands for
his own modern, up to the minute fac
tories. He knew that Alden had not
the money to pay his workers another
week's wages; that there were no or
ders on his books; that failure was
staring the unfortunate physician in
Emily Carman knew all these things,
and so she hesitated before she turned
the knob that opened the door between
her office and Messingwell's. At last
she summoned courage and slipped in
side, standing with her slender, erect
figure beside him.
"Did you call me, Mr. Messingwell?"
He swung about and turned n pale,
despondent face toward her. "No, I
didn't call, Miss Carman. But," he
paused for an instant and looked in her
face far the flash of sympathy he had
never failed to find there, and again he
was rewarded, "did you know Fearing
had bought up every obligation we
owe?" he asked bluntly.
"I heard it yesterday," she said
'"He gives me until noon to settle,
then he will close me up for good. I've
made a mess of it all!" he ended with
sudden passion. "I ought to have hired
a manager and kept out of It myself."
She permitted a little silence to fol
low iu order that he might recover his
poise. Then she said: "Of course it
seems hard to let the business go to a
man like Rudolph , Fearing, but every
firm must come to nn end some day,
timely or otherwise, 'f you sell all the
buildings, mat-bin. and fixtures I
have calculated there would be enough
to wipe out all the obligations and
leave a clean record for the firm of
Messingwell & Co."
His astonishment was genuine. "Yoa
have calculated?" he repeated. "You
have estimated the possibility of my
giving up you have seen what a
blanked failure I am?" He smiled bit
terly and turned his eyes away from
"It isn't failure to withdraw from
business because one cannot honorably
carry it on." she returned with spirit
"If failure is the ultimate end, why not
draw out before it actually happens
and thus frustrate the end?"
He shook his head hopelessly. "I
promised father I'd hang on to the
business as1 long as I had a penny. I
haven't got much now. but I think I
know how 1 can stave Fearing off for
"You cannot do it. Mr. MessIngwell,,,
said Emily sadly. "If he holds all the
notes you can't force him to arbitrate."
"I'll borrow the money from some
body and pay him off," replied Alden.
reaching for his hat. "We'll struggle
along somehow for another month, and
if Sherwood will only rake in a few or
ders on this trip we may be able to
start up once more."
"Who are you going to borrow it
from?" asked Emily, and so much a
part of his business had she now be
come that Alden Messingwell did not
consider whether his chief 4erk was
overstepping the bounds of her position
or not. Only those two knew the real
situation of the Messingwell mills.
"I'll go to Giles. He offered to put me
on my feet once before." .Alden stood
with his hand on the doorknob.
"At ruinous interest, and he'd sell you
oat to Mr. Fearing without tbe slight-
t st compunction." exclaimed Emily.
' "I ve 8t.to do something!" cried
Alden and left the office.
Half an hour later he came back,
white and shaking. He beckoned Miss
Carman into his office and closed the
door. "He turned me down he turn
ed me down. Miss Carman," he gritted
between his teeth. "He treated me as
If I had been a beggar suing for alms,
nn'l he talked loud enough to Inform
bis whole office force the nature of
my errand. That is the man my father
set up in business who might have
been drawing kerosene in a country
.grocery to this day if father had not
helped him!" He threw himself down
In the cbalr and pulled the telephone
toward him. By the way, Miss Car
man, please type a notice that owing
to bnsiness troubles I ronst dispense
with the entire office help from tomor
row night. Bring it here and I'll sign
It and put it up In the main office. I
shall be glad if you will stay with me
until matters are closed op, if you will
"Certninly," said Miss Cnrmnn and
left the rodn to do his bidding. As
she closed the door she heard Messing
well telephoning to his lawyer.
It was an eventful day In the mill
offices. The startling notice of dis
missal agitated the half dozen men
and women at the various desks, and
there was little work done that after
noon. Emily Carman made up the
weekly pay roll and discovered that it
amounted to exactly $85 more than
the balance in the bank. That was a
paltry $6.00 and ought not to be touch
ed if they were going into the bands
of a receiver.
But it didn't go into the bands of a
receiver, for somehow Messingwell's
lawyer got an extension of time from
Fearing and in the meanwhile got in
t,ouch with an official of the trust and
offered the Messingwell mills and en
viable site for sale, and the trust ac-
"ePted the offer and Paid a sum suf"
fl(,1nt to clMr lhe Sood name of "je
old company and leave the erstwhile
doctor a little balance to start him
once more in his profession. As for
Rudolph Fearing, it was the worst
turn of business he ever attempted,
for in course of time the trust forced
him to the wall, and he had to sell out
or go under, so he sold out and be
came a manager In what had formerly
been his own business.
The last day of office work came for
Emily Carman when tbe affairs of
Messingwell & Co. were finally wound
up. She had accepted a position with '
the trust when the mills should start
np again, but she looked very down
hearted as she closed the desk where
she had sat so long with Alden Mes
singwell's responsibilities heavy on
her young shoulders.
As she leaned weakly agnlnst her
desk his deep voice suddenly pro
nounced her name, and she looked up
to see him standing In the doorway
looking down at her with a queer ex
pression in his grey e.ves.
"Miss Carman, to hark back to the
day when we dismissed the clerks,
will you please explain how you ninn
aged to pay them off with a sum ag
gregating $00 when you didn't have a
penny In the cash drawer and the bank
account was tied up?"
She steadied her voice with difficul
ty. "Why why. Dr. Messingwell"
(giving him the title that was his once
more) "I knew it was only a tempo
rary embarrassment, and so so I hap
pened to have some money saved and
I was glad to do It," she ended breath
lessly. "I know you were glad to do it. Miss
Carman. You've been the pluckiest '
little partner that a man ever had!
I've been going over things and I find
that you haven't drawn half of the
salary coming to you.liesides advanc
ing tQO that last day. You've borne
my responsibilities and and" He
could not control his voice and it
"Plelise don't sny any more. I have
not missed the money, and some day
when things go better you can pay It
back. Now I must go." She held out
her hand. "I wish you much success.
Dr. Messingwell, and"
He held her hand tightly and looked
down at her flushed face and sudden
ly confused eyes. Gone wim. the de
murely quiet, young business woman,
and In her place was the loveliest,
shrinking girt imaginable.
".Emily," said Messingwell at last,
"success won't mean anything to me
unless yon are my partner in It. Do
you understand what I mean, dear??'
Her face drooped until he could see
nothing save ber crown of lovely hair,
so he was emboldened to take her In
bis arms and explain to her what he
really meant as if she did not know!
"Could you would you marry such
a fool as I am. darling?" pleaded the
doctor In her pink ear. "I've made a
failure of the business, and I don't
blame you if you haven't faith in
Suddenly Emily looked up and her
eyes were filled with happy tears.
"Alden." she Interrupted, "have you
failed in everything?"
He looked dpe down in hpr eyes and
then kissed her lips. "My failures '
have been small indeed, dear, beside
the winning of your love," he said
Jan. 14 in American
1830 Hugh .Iitdson Kilpatrick. noted
Federal cavalry leader in the civil
war. born; died 1881.
1SC3 Federal and Confederate land
and naval forces eigued in a brisk
battle on f'.ayoii Teclie. f-a.: T. Mo
Kean Buchanan, commander of the
Federal flotilla, was killed.
1887 A bby Kelley Foster, pioneer so
cial reformer, died; born 1811.
1893 Randolph Rogers, sculptor, died
in Route; lKrn ISUTi.
190H .(pines Ryder Riiudall. author of
tbe famous war song "My liary-
, land," died; born lb&i. .