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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 11. 1913.
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Tuesday, February 11, 1913.
.' lias the orlsis been finally reached
. The democrats at Springfield have
the card to elect two United States
senators, if they but play the game
And the worst of It Is that The
plague conference probably cannot be
xa a . .u
induced to interfere in the suffrage
'war 1q London.
; As the farmers, the packers and the
retailers deny holding up the price of
meat, perhaps the consumer will have
.to lay the blame on himself.
H President Taft recommends that the
'government build and lease to private
persons two railroads in Alaska, which
;jie says in me only way the country
tan be opened to commerce. The oues-
fl,uu ,u -'' uea nere is wnemer it ;
f s pohPible or advisable for the govern-;
meet lo go into the business of build- ;
Jng railroads with the people's money
I 1 -1 I . . 1 . . . . . .
ena mase tnem to private persons.
Kansas, which halts at no reform,
!ha Just adopted a law making the
tate the publisher of school do-jus,
Jwhlch will be sold to the children at
ketual coat. This is admirable, and
new a'l that remains is to get some
body to write the books, which may
he somewhat difficult, as the text
books by recognized writers in the
rvlce of the trust are none too good.
A KTAM KU TWO 8KNATOKS.
1 Ry potng into a Joint caucus at
I prlngfleld last night the democrat-
,c members of tne senate and house 1
fltave mapped out a program, which,
if carefully carried out, will nend to
Ihe I'nited States senate from Illinois.
two democratic senators, Colonel 1
? ames Hamilton Lewis for the six-year
,erni and Charles Boeschenvtein for
tlitj iucumpleteU term. By so doing
the democrats, if they succeed, will
)iave carried out tbo expressed wish
t f Presldeut-elcct Wood row Wllsou,
itii'i will s'reiigthcn the hands of the
-ocoiuing executive hi putting into
f -ce and effect the policies for which
lit) stands and for which his party in , Tri-City Railway company a line to Dav
iledg'd. eiip'Tt inat'Curcancewlththesamespirit
The Joint caucus properly ratified in which it seeks to open its doors
llie vote of the primary election and ; to all '.ineg of communication or trans- j
fominttted Itself to the election of j portatlon ths may come through, but
i'olonel I.owia first cf a'.l. Thereafter u does not piopose to leave any way '
!r endorsed Hoeschtnstein for the open by which in the future it may be .
xhort term, and from now on the demo
crats at Springfield should make deter
filmid and honorable efforts to elect
both these distinguished democrats to
the higher branch of congress,
j That he two fold purpose may be
BTomplishcd is the fervent wish of all
democrats the state over.
TO TKIVMPH ONLY TO PKKI8H.
?"Stlll grasping in his hand of Ice
That banner with the strange device,
! So Captain Robert F. Scott's frozen
body was found in the white emptiness
of the far south. Having penetrated
the Ice-bound and almost forbidden re
gions of the Antarctic zone; having
reached the goal to which but one hu-n-an
being had preceded him, and that
b it a month before. Captain Scott was
r. turning in triumph, only to perish,
tearing with him the evidence of his
own success and the proof of Captain
Amundsen's prior discovery. Captain
Bcott and his intrepid band were over
taken by that against which no hu
man being can successfully contend
nature's unconquerable forces and
Vhsy fell- For a year the bodlea of
these heroes hav been held in the
embrace of this barren country. Bur
led under heaven's mantle, it re
mained for the relief expedition to re
cover them and bring back to civiliza
tion the startling and sorrowful tidings
of a death that was swallowed up in
What Captain Scott has done for
science, of what value that for which
he paid the last full measure of toll
and penal tr. will prove, is a question
on which the most profound thinkers
pf this lay fail to agree.
One thing is certain: The story of
human heroism has been written. The
venture la not without Its lesson In
this respeoC It is not without Its
value, and hence It 'has not been fa
ille. As Commodore Peary broke the
clasp that revealed the secret which
tha north pole held from all mankind
from the beginning of our kind, so
bar. Captain Amandsen and Captain
Bcott pried Into the Icy mysteries that
envelope the location of the aouth
pole. The world knows.
i'.y,:.:.n Scott found the south pole
ir.d !u- fc..nd his grave. In the had
w rf the p:v?.t tragedy there appears
ticlpattttg the trfJJ phant return of her
gallant husband, rame-crowaed. has
gone to meet h'm. She. doe not yet ;
know bis fate. For her and for the
widows of ' the others who gsre up
their lives in that awful struggle, hu
manity pauses to drop a tear.
And to this noble band, who reached i
the heights and bore Excelsior's ban
ner far beycf J the haunts of human
habitation, the world offers it expres
sion of deep gratitude and praise,
though It may not be beard.
The fame of Captain Scott and those
who died with him la secure.
OL'ARl THE LINE.
The Argus la gratified to have the
assurance of President J. F. Porter
of the Trl-City Railway company that
in connection with such privileges
as it may seek at the hands of the
city, contingent upon its complete ac
quirement and occupancy of the Twenty-fourth
streec tract for shop and car
shed purposes, there exists no pres
ent desire to h.ive a connecting link
on Twenty-fourth street. Yielding to
and respecting the popular feeling
against a line between the Fifth i
I avenue tracks and the Bridge line
i by way of a short cut. President '
I Porter advised The Argus yesterday
mat no appllc. -.'on would be made for
tracks on Twenty-fourth street and
such switches or turnouts from its
Fifth avenue tracks and those of the
Bridge line as would be asked In or
der to reach the company's proposed
sheds and shopd, would in no case be
used as a means of connecting the
Mollne and P0" systems for
As The Arguo has said, it is glad
to note that Mr Porter has so well
anticipated the j,pular opposition that
would attend any possible move at
this time o: is the future to divert
travel down nf . J, avenue to the Dridge .
! by way of T enty-fourth street, and
has made him position and intentions
clear at the outset. And there is
no reuse to io :bt Mr. Porter's sin
ori.v o... t t
may not be with the Trl-City Railway
company always. He was not with the
Trl-City Railway when tte stub line
was permitted across the island from
the east end oV Hock Island to the
junction of the Eridge line on the ls-
land, a positive u'lpuiation of which
permit was the; I: was only to be used
for the cars cars'-ing the arsenal em
ployes. Today, hojrever, it is open to
So that whil Pack Island, follow
ing its accustom'! polioy of meeting
the Trl-City Railway company more
than half way In the granting of all '
reasonable privileges, especially where !
they promise a return that Is much to
be desired, should safeguard the fu
ture. Hence In any ordinance that may be
grar.ted to meet the wishes of the
corporation, ebould be included a
, , n j . .1 .
clause, caretully drawn, m effect that
any lllM. either of Twenty-fourth street
or the company's premises for a con
necting line bet-.'een the Fifth avenue
tracks and the I ii,p? line would carry
a forfeiture of th entire franchises
of the Tri-Oity .-iai'way company with
in the city limits of fi j' k Island. And
it should be so coisrurted and made
a part of the ord'nances that it can
not be evauod or circumvented.
Rock Island ineg not want to be
a fenced in town. 11 has given tne;
; Tri-City Railway company
I Davenport in accci dance
a line to '
fi-uced iu and shut olf.
Guard the line.
ANOIill It tiKKJ.T SCOOP FOR
1HK ASSOt I.1K1 PIIEHS.
The Afsocidiffi Hroeg scored another
preat scope yesieruay in imparting to
the wal'ing wori i the distressing jews.J
of the losb of Cap: am George F. Scott
and his "arty of intrepid explorers
in the sot'h polar regions. The in
formation, dreadf il as it was, was of
three fold importance. First of all
it conveyed the sad fact of the fate of
Captain Scott and h:s party. Secondly,
It bcre the inform' ion that Captain
Scott had reuched the south apex, and
thirdly, H confirmed the claims of
Amundsen that he had made the orig
inal discovery. Amundsen's records
were found by SccU and his party at
the pole, and the fl.'g cf England was
placed beside the Norwegian banner
that had been bo. lie triumphantly to
the spot but a mouth before.
It was oi ti;e return trip in which
Captain Scott had delayed his plans
In order to continue and complete his
explorations that he perished.
The Associated Press' exclusive in
formation was flashed yesterday morn
lnK. and papers la th evening field
such .s The Argus had full detailed i
repcrts in their earlier editions, re- j
ports as complete in fact as those '
which the metropolitan papers of today
carry under the startling headline of j
"extra." It was only because the early j
editions of the Associated Press
papers of yesterday In the larg
er cities printed ' the news
about Scott that rival news agencies
gained any Intelligence whatever about
the great story of the day. and then
the purloined repo'-ts looked distress
ingly feeble alongside the detailed in
formation sent out over the Associated
The Associated Press has once more
scored as being on the Job and get
ting the lnfor-natica f rst handed, ac
curate and complete.
Arkansas May Be Dry State.
Little Rock. Ark., Feb. 11. Final ac- j
Qon waa taken by the legislature on a
bin that practically prohibits the sale j
Ujf liquor in Arkansas. It provides
that persons wishing to open a saloon ;
must obtain signatures of a majority
of -while -ad alts in the city or town la
Whom a Nation Honors Tomorrow j
f Jy i , 'Twss midnight and I stood alone
. jiiffclrJ-'-: t'pon a headland bare and bleak;
T-t : 1 heard the asa's sad monotone.
j - i- man.. , .r! 'lii.' " 1 -- fiJSj A' Tha salt spray dashed against my
. - u n -TZs zdt-iL ' Zi cheek.
a-.,' si.. .tr.c-i - - - ,mm , mj mi it - - I
.- l'..: t.2i.t;W4St .....'vvw-.
Abraham Lincoln and log cabin near
SOMK REASONS FOR
Lent means a great deal more than
simply religious rites and ceremonies.
Even though we may have no church
creed to live up to, which requires
cesbatlon from pleasures and rich
foods, it is wise from a health stand.-.
point to have this rest and quiet.
In cold winter months heavy meats,
rich gravies and pastry are eaten. A
reasonable amount of it can be very
well taken care of if one is active,
But every one is not and the body be -
comes clogged and if rich foods are
continued during sprine months. with
an occasional warm day, we have what
is jeiiera:iy kuowii as spring lever.
No reason for it at ail. and Lent is the
time to clear the body by eatjug more
vegetables and nuts than meat ; dande -
lions as soon as they are in the mar
ket, also onions, spinach and rhubarb.
These are nature's special foods for
cleansing the system.
If this is done I'll defy "spring fe
ver" and colds to put in an appear
ance. I'se fruits plentifullv. orannes.
grape fruit, oananaa and prunes: these
are not only used for the sake of econ-
omy and health, but prepared in ap-
petizing dishes prove tempting to the
appetite during the spring months. Re-
member, anything which helps us phy -
sicauy also helps us moially aad men -
Materials Six slices of bacon, one
small onion, one-half a bay leaf, two
pounds of fresh halibut, three table-
spoonfuls of flour, white bread or
which they hope to do business. The I
measure is tooKea upon as practically i
a state-wide prohibition act because
names of white women as well as men
must be obtained and the negro popu
lation is not taken into consideration.
HER KEW GOWN.
It Was Comfortable Even if It Didnt
Hang Just Right.
Miss Amanda Jones, who possesses
the artistic temperament In a very
high degree, is as careless as a lily of
the field as to her attire. Kot long
ago, being away from home and far
from the watchful eyes of her family,
she selected and purchased an evening
gown for herself and wore it on sev
eral occasions with great comfort and
satisfaction. Shortly after her return
to her home she was Invited to a re
ception and decided that it would be a
food opportunity to wear her self se
lected gown. Accordingly she put It
on and presented herself complacently
for family Inspection.
v nat is tne matter witu yonr
dress?" asked her sister, eying her
fftticall. "It hike pp In the most
' 1 '
'.i''.-"t..vi.v.-- : - -.-j,-sy.-. n ill I
Ilodsenvllle, Ky, la nrblch lie iras burn.
cracker crumbs, three quarters of a
cup, and dices of lemon, parsley and
yaiti iia. t -
Arrange the slices of bacon on the
bottom of the dripping pan. slice the I
onion over these and add the bit, of '
bay leaf. Wipe the halibut with a ;
damp cloth and place over bacon and !
cnions. Cream the butter and mix with
the flour and mask or spread over the
fish, top and sides; sprinkle with fine
white bread or cracker crumbs, cover
with but,tered paper and bake 40 min
utes in a moderate oven, removing the
paper the last 15 minutes for brown
ing. Serve on hot dish and earnish with
slices of lemon, sprinkled w ith finely
j chopped parsley.
A rich biscuit dough made with
cream instead of milk and spread over
! the top may be used with fine success
, instead of butter and flour.
i All measurements level unless other-
j wise stated.
! CODFISH OMELET.
! Materials One-half cupful of cod-
:fiRh two onnfnia of mashed notntnes
'one tablespoonful of butter, two table-
: spoonfuls of milk or cream, two eggs
! and some pepper.
j Soak and pick into tiny bits the
1 codfish and cook with about four po-
tatoes or enough to make a pint when
mashed. When the potatoes are ten
der, drain well, mash and add butter,
pepper and milk. Beat until very
light and fine. Add the well beaten
eggs when cool.
If the mixture is not very soft and
i creamy, add a little more milk. Have
j the spider hot and w ell greased with
bacon fat, put in the potato mixture,
spread well, and cook slowly until a
j nice brow-n crust has formed. Then
1 loosen the edges and turn over half as
! an omelet and serve tin a hot platter.
One-half cup of finely chopped nuts
may be used instead of codfish, or one
egg used and no milk and dropped I
from the spoon into hot deep fat, as
croquettes or shaped into flat cakes
j and browned on each side in a hot
singular way ia the back and seems
to be too long in the front'
"I've always thought It looked very
nice." said Miss Jones, with an air of
"But It doesn't fit," exclaimed the
sister, still examining the garment at
tentively. "Is that the way you've
always worn It?' was the next ques
tion, uttered In a despairing tone.
"Yes, of course. How else could I
wear it?" was the response. "And It
Is so comfortable, with plenty of room
In the back for my shoulder blades.
And, then, I like a gown to fasten la
front Why. what's the matter7' as
her sister covered her face with her
hands and sat down abruptly. "Do
yon see anything wrong with it?"
"No, no, no " said her sister, shaking
her head. "only, you know, you've been
wearing It bind part before." New
St. Augustine. Fla. Henry M. Flag
ler, virtual owner of the Florida East
(Coast railway, is said to be critically
i1'1 her'- Hia friends decline to affirm
r den tha report.
The stars were Ilka brass-headed nails
VThlch giants mle;ht have driven through !
The sky that was my canopy, !
Fringed at tho edges, vaguely blue. I
A bell far In the dltsance tolled.
The moon e&nk In the ruffled sea;
The never-ceaginp; breakers rolled
Against the rock supporting me.
'Twas midnight and I stood alone:
I looked out seaward, wondering;
I felt the salt spray on my cheek.
But nothing happened not a thing.
For Her Father's Sake.
"I want to have an understanding
with you," said the outspoken old man
when the expert in voice culture had
asked him to sit down. "I want you
to tell me the truth about my daugh
"My dear sir, don't ask me to do
that. It Ib too painful."
"What! Do you dare to look me in
the face and insinuate that she is nev
er likely to be able to sing?"
"I am very sorry, sir, but if you will
compel me to speak the truth, it is
as you Bay."
"Then why have you been letting
her come here for two years and hand
you my good money In return for
"Because I have wished to serve
7". eIr- Whenever I tell young Indies
they c811'1 sin8 tey go to a teacher
on tne- floor below, and he charges 50
cents a lesson more than I get. Tou
can figure for yourself what I have
saved you on three lessons a week
for two years."
"WTien he was a boy he always
stood at the head of his class in
school. But that only goes to show
tnat vou never can tell."
"Doesn't he exhibit Intelligence since
ne'B grown up?"
i "Well, they've summoned him for
J"1"? dutv four times and he's always
j been accepted."
! "Why do you call your dog Herodo-
"Because I have always admired
Who was he?"
"One of the greatest men, in my
Judgment, that ever lived."
"Is that so? What was hia battin'
"Who was It that Invented gunpow
der?" "I don't remember the fellow's
name, but he must have been some
one who was always looking for a
chance to cause trouble."
Ufhst Urn r.nnlH
"Tin.-. a . , t t t
"uot vi a "6 -tx j. set, iu. ,
about $50?" asked the young husband.
"Well," replied the absent-minded
proprietor of the auction store, "we
have some good $20 rugs that we're
selling for about that price."
Lot's wife looked back, but why should
Have suffered as she did, alas!
She probably looked back to see
If Lot had turned off all the gas.
I don't believe clothes make the man.
The soul still makes the true man.
But clothes sometimes still make
Three-quarters of the woman.
Many people have asked for yonr
opinion, but has anybody ever offered
to pay you for it?
He'a a rare fellow. Isn't he?
"Tea. Sort of half-baked, as
Toon Blfllus' Infatuation for pret
ty Miss Gladys la merely puppy love."
"I suppose that account for his dog
tike devotion." Baltimore American.
Idleness Is the sepulcber of a Uvlnj
man. Hollar- - ,
She Wanted a Maater By F. A. Mitchel.
Copyrighted. 191S, by Associated Liters ry Bureau.
I had been paying attention to Julia TrT nble in me to do so. but
Adams for some time. Indeed. I ; that's not my kiud of nobility. On the
would have proposed to her bad I been 1 contrary. I felt as if I would like to
reasonably sure of an acceptance. But , throw some bones of contention be
Julia bad another suitor. Frank Dig- tween the two myself. But thia was
by. and I fancied he was her first I "t of the question.
To tell the truth. I was at a disad
vantage about that time, haying, on
being graduated from college, gone
Into business, for which I was by no
means fitted. I had made a failure of
It and was casting about for some
thing mor to ny taste. My poverty
was the principal reason why I did not
propose to Julia.
The only talent I had ever shown
was for sketching, and In that as a
boy I showed considerable ability.
When it was plain that I would ac
complish nothing as a business man
I made some sketches, which I show
ed to publishers and secured orders
for Illustrations to go with their pub
lications. But I knew it would re
quire some time to get this new hold.
Jk V. 1 1 AArrw T rtv Awn
counsel from my rnenas ana acquain
tances. Julia tried to find out some
thing about what I had In view, but I
gave her no satisfaction. If 1 should
fall in entering a new field I would
be in a worse position than before. I
Lout her off by pretending to be in
doubt as to what I would do said I
i woUvi not burry In making up my
mind, and all that
The result was what might have
' h !i eipected. 3he accepted Frank
Dipy. isomi after I heard of her en
: gagement I bad a talk with her bosom
friend. Edith Martin, about her, who
"Jul'ia has been brought up with
some one to do her thinking and mnke
ber decisions for her. Frank Dlgby
has a strong will, and she can rely on
him for guidance. He will take the
lend in everything. There Is nothing
weak, nothing vacillating about him.
I think it will be a very good match."
"Quite likely," I replied, wincing un
der v.hat was proLably not intended,
hut wnat was a lecture to me, holding
up my shortcomings in contrast with
Digby's strong points. I made the best
of my disappointment, but I confess to
having been meau enough to hope that
be vvuld rule Julia with a rod of Iron
since that seemed to be what she
Miss Martin, besides being a bosom
iViend of Julia's, was a gabbler. It
wasn't tKfficult to set her talking, and,
since she was a sort of confessor for
Julia, I received a good deal of infor
mation simply by propounding leading
questions. For Instance, one day I
said to her:
"The more I think of It the more 1
believe that our. mutual friend, Julia
Adams, has a fine prospect before her
with Frank Dlgby. Opposltes should
mate. If the woman Is easy going the
man should be decided, and vice versa.
I wouldn't mind getting a strong mind
ed -wife myself. I'd rather like to be
ruled by a woman."
"Would you?" replied Edith, swal
lowiug the bait and the hook together.
"Why don't you marry a window
smashing, theater burning suffragette?"
"Just what I'd like. I'm glad Julia
got the kind of man she wanted.
When are tbey going to be married?"
"I don't know. Not at present any-
I , " 1 ;r . , V , . . . '
,ut sometimes think Frank is just a
itrtrujr weeuji un iuu uwiucu xur uuua.
You see, there are certain things we
girls like to have decided for us and
certain things we like to decide for
"Well, last week Julia bought a hat
When Frank saw It he said. 'Why
didn't you buy a muff for your head
and have done with It?' 'You wouldn't
wish me to be out of fashion, would
you? retorted Julia. 'FashlonT said
f'nnlt sneerlngly. 'Do you know what
fashion Is? It's a lot of men who sell
you women things, giving you new de
sipus that are as different as possible
from what you've been wearing so that
you can't wear or make over' what
you've got' It wouldn't have matter
ed If he'd stopped here, for we all know
t hut. but he had to go on and say, 'I
have always hoped that when I got a
wife she'd have more independence
than to submit to such nonsense.' 'But
the fashion?' persisted Julia. 'We can't
ignore the fashion.' 'Fashion be hang
ed.'' Frank answered. 'I wouldn't want
I my wife to
wear a bat like a grena
dier or put a pot or a kettle on her
lead.' At this Julia swept out of the
room without deigning to notice him."
"li'm!" I said.
"That was on Wednesday. On Sun
day morning Frank called to take Julia
to church. She came down with a lit
tle prayer book and hymnal she bad re
ceived at Christmas. 'You won't need
those,' said Frank. 'Why not? said
Julia. 'I'm a member of the Presby
terian church,' said Frank. 'And I'm
an Episcopalian.' retorted Julia. 'All
fTjrin and no fervor,' sold Frank. That
made Julia mad, and she said. 'You can
disapprove of my bats, but you shan't
ran down my church.' "
"Welir I put in to help her on.
"Frank went to his church, and Julia
went to hers."
"I thought she wanted a maa tv
ma lie her decisions for her
"AS r tola you, we girnr winrr aosae
of our decisions made for us; some we
want to make for ourselves."
"I see. Vou don't wish to be Inter
fered with in the matter of your hats
or your religion."
"What things do yon girls wish to
b: -e decided for you 7
" ..et me see. There are lots of them
but I can't think of one all of a sod
deu. One couldn't be expected to do
"Of course not!"
We are all more or less doga In the
manger, and 1 am sorry to aay that I
w sw much pleased at this recital. If I
couldn't have Julia I was not so uo
seiSb as to wish her happiness with
actber man. 1 dare say It would have
I was interested in the matter not
only because 1 wanted Julia for my
self, but on account of the fact that
she had engaged herself to Dlgby be
cause she wished to be bossed. She
had intimated to me that I wasn't a
strong enough character to domineer
over her. but I had my doubts about
the woman of the present day needing
an overseer. That might have occur
red in the days of our grandmothers,
when no one thought of leaving out the
word "obey" in the marriage service,
but now. when women are ambitious
for a voice in the government, it is
different. Thb suffragette doesn't look
like a woman pining for a master, and
all women who earn their own living
become more or less independent I
therefore took Julia's desire to set up
a king for herself with a grain of salt
If, however, it was sincere I hoped
that she would have the same experi
ence .as the frpgs that jbose a stork
for a" ruler.
The next time I met Edith Martin
she had great new for me.
"Haven't you heard?" she exclaimed
excitedly. -- ,
"No. What Is it?"
"It's perfectly awful:' A
"What's perfectly awful?"
"But he deserved It every bit of it!"
Some" time was required for her to
express her opinion about It before she
could curb herself to tell me what It
was. This feminine trait, which
seems to mo nkln to spending a lot of
time over the address of a letter to
discover whom it is from, instead of
breaking it open to look at the signa
ture, having spent Its force, Edith
came down to facts and told me the
story. She had got it direct from
Julia and had not troubled herself to
Inquire Into the man's 6lde of the
. "Things had been going from bad to
worse between them," said the bosom
friend, "when one morning Frank
called to see Julia for a better under
standing. Instead of going in the aft
ernoon or evening he went about 11'
o'clock In the morning, ne'd been
used to running in on her Informally,
and, being told that she was In the
pantry making a pie, he Just went In
there. 'I've come,' he said, 'with the
olive branch. I dnre say I have faults,
but the principal trouble between us
Is that occasionally I would like to
have my own way about ome
"You don't mean be was as unrea
sonable as that!" I exclaimed.
"Unreasonable! Julia took It as air,
insult 'That means,' she said, that
you consider me a person who wants'
to have her own way about every
thing; that I nra obstinate, mulish,'
pigish everything thut is unreasona
ble?' 'You are putting those words
Into my mouth,' be replied. T have
wanted a good, strong, noble man for
a husband, but I haven't wanted a ty
rant Our engagement is broken. So
there!' She had a scoop Oiled with
flour In her bund, and she was so mad,
that she threw it nil over him."
"You don't mean It!" I exclaimed.
"How be must have looked!"
"Looked! He was white as a sheet
In front and black behind. Julia ran
through a door into the kitchen, then
upstairs and into her room, locking
herself in. Frank dusted the floor off
his clothes as best he could with hia)
handkerchief, then left the house."
"They'll make it up." I suggested.
"Never. Julia Is one of those pliable,
gentle creatures who. when they are
goaded to desperation, will turn, and
when tbey turn they will never crawl
Julia gave way to him till she
couldn't stand It any longer."
"Poor girl !"
Not long after that, having proved
that I could make a good living as an
Illustrator and believing that Julia's
engagement with Dlgby was not likely
to be renewed, I culled upon her. I
think she bud had enough of being
bossed and had demonstrated to her
satisfaction that she didn't need an
overseer. At any rate, she didn't men
tion such necessity, and when I told
her that I bad found success in a new
field she seemed interested. I think
Edith Martin had told ber that I was
looking for a wife to boss me, for Ju
lia gave evidence that she .would like
the Job. So I proposed and was ac
cepted. We get .on very well together. I
have a way of out-Herodlng Herod
with her. When she wants her way a
little bit 1 give her a bucketful of It all
at once. This breaks her up. I have
tried yielding to her when ber acts are
sure to lead to grlaf, hoping to teach
her by example. But this has been a
failure. She- invariably throws the
fault oo ma. I never argue with her
and when I And It necessary to act on
my own opinions do so without a word,
'This plan works admirably.
Feb. 1 1 in American
1802 Lydia Maria Child, author, born
at Medford. Mass.; died 1880.
1812 Alexander Hamilton Stephens,
statesman, vice-president of the
Confederacy, born; died 18S3.
1815 British war sloop Favorita ar
rived t New York with the treaty
of Ghent concluded between the
United States and Greet Britain
Dec. 24. 1811.
1903 Mrs. C. C. Chaffee, owner of the
famous fugitive slave Dred Bcott,
diec: born 1815.
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