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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1913.
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to the rich and the well-to-do.
In Kgvpt the answer la found In the
swift growth of the savings of the
common people and In thp!r obvious
and marked Rains In comfort and se
curity from the exactions of the tax
gatherer and the landlord. There Is
much lens difficulty than of old In col
lecting taxes and rents and the peas
ants are better fed. better horsed and
better suppl'ed with the tools and live
stock they need Not that thre has
been a sudden and complete revolu
tion In their condition. On the con
trary, much that they do Is still done
as it was !n the time of the Pharaohs
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Wednesday, FebrUiry 26, 1913.
If thoee Mexicans are not careful,
we will take away their chill cou
point of view of the tourist and the
seeker for local color and plctureeque
life. But the fhanges are upward and
the gains tr apparent to ail who
kr.ew the N.!e a quarter century or a
There are many wonder workers In
these days, but the chief of them all
are the men who make the force of
nature tb.e'r servants and turn sci
ence Into the f'.avp of gonitis and a
tireless toller for mankind.
The debt of the age to the engineers
will never be fully measured or ade
The Genial Cynic
BY CHARLES GRANT MILLER.
A PRISONER IN A CROCK.
iN earthenware crock, which a Cleveland boy, playing policeman,
had put on his head as a helmet, slipped down and stuck fast.
The boy made a record resignation from the police force and his
muffled howls attracted attention.
uii siormoH mnther tn aeed at the crock until his face was
J bruised; then excited neighbors took turns at It until his neck
army to fall
we have that suffraget
back on In case of Los-
THK mom:y thvst and the
Testimony before the house commit
tee which lnvestigatAd the money
trust disclosed that repreeentat'ves of
the First National (liaker) and the ;
i Continental National (Rockefeller)
(banks and the private banking house
strike j of J. P. Morgan fc Co. constituted the
spoil the Inauguration. ! committee governing the New York
Meanwhile the howling boy was suffering terrifying visions of lifelong
lmpr'i-onment, as secure as in a dungeon, and of his head from year to year
gro .ig larger and tighter In the crock. The poor boy's trouble shut him
la from all the rest of the world with an Ingrowing Imagination. But that
Is only what anyone's trouble of any sort Is apt to do for him.
The mother, the father, who had been sent for, and a half-hundred
neighbors, who had invited themselves onder the delusion that curiosity
Is sympathy, finallv settled down to solemn conclave and decided that since
the crock slipped on It must be possible for It to be slipped off, but that
only a skillful surgeon could perform the delicate operation.
A delegation was on its way with the boy to & surgeon's office, when re
sourceful motorman, 6eeing the situation, smashed the crock with his con
Thus, by the simplest of processes, the boy's trouble was suddenly
And it is by equally simple and equally direct processes that all of the
troubles of all of us may be ended.
"With our heads stuck fast In worries, we" rack our brains over a thous
and roundabout ways of slipping them off, and the harder we tug at them
the more they hurt. But we overlook the simple expedient of smashing
Like the lad. we see terrifying visions of the future; we suffer our feel
ings to be cruelly lacerated and our bodies to be twisted and torn by mental
anguish and despair; we run here and there for sympathy and advice and
help; and It seldom occurs to us how easy it Is Just to break the crock.
Most of the orocks that seem to slip down over our heads are merely
imaginary, anyway. They require no street car controller handles to
smash them. All they call for Is a mental controller handle.
Did it ever occur to you that most of our troubles come, as this lad's did.
The Daily Story
A COWARDLY HERO BY CLARISSA MACKIfc.
Copyrighted. 1913, by Associated Literary Bureau.
Oregory Barton opened the gate Into , mer he askNj ln a wpreMed (one.
r Even a
TIwm1 rnw TJV I isnn r u r- f I H th ro rH loo rlr, it Kntiao TV I u nmtnlttoo fa nut i
his bike. ireal financial oligarchy. ' ! through our trying to appear what we aren't?
- - I The conclusions of the mory trust
A Harvard savant says sleep is a commit'ee regarding the part played
'twilight ?aif." The Rorkford Star a?- in the great mor.ey trust syFjom by
nJ mwm '
erts tht the Illinois legislature is the Now York clearing house are thus
"Jn that statu. aurrimanz'ja' by a Now York World cor-
r respondent trora tne lor.ncommg re-: of View- hy Maurice Francis Egan,
Bv forming enough new republics port of th- committee of the house of ' , to Denmark an article that
editor of the Army and Navy Journal.
The article is profusely Illustrated.
Miscellaneous features include:
j "Americans and the European Point
to give all prominent Mexicans a representatives:
presidency or a cabinet Job the en
tire business might be settled ami-jcab'y.
r They, may differ from him wTh ref
'erence to the aeiiatorbhips, but the
plain people are a virtual unit in en- !
dorslng Governor Dunne's attitude as
to the initiative and referendum.
j The meeting of democratic repre.
jentatlves in Washington for the pur
pose of reducing appropriations and j
inaugurating a more economical ad
ministration of business Is a move
ment In 'he right direction.
Those papers that are protesting
thAt It vould be shameful If Illinois
were without representation ln thai
senate should remember that we have j
been without representation tin-re
since John M. Palmer's term expired
Robert M. CutteH. a Washington
newspaper mini. Is looked upon as the
proiiab'.e winner !n (tie ra' e for the
pon.tion of M-ciciary of the I'nited
Stale K.-niKe ' t".lM-l Hob." as he
'.s -al.eii .v l.:s friend-', liax repre
sented Hoiit'ii rn ii .-p;i P' r? ''. Vn?h
int'ou for tue I'.ist in wars, i.nd j.'
i t-;iid tliat be know more coutlierii
nolltlciuns tliHti itr.y other man.
.4 a command!!. it flicuie in the t-api'ul
with Ills k' ' e! four of lieii-lit.
'I'iiOhe WpBiiitit'"U newspaper tn n
l.avo a gf ;. t facc'tv for RetiijiK to
the front. Stmeti'iies they ru:i l.'r
congre-ss nd iire eie.-'e,!.
That the c'.f arir.g house commit
tee of New York possesses and
exercises an arbitrary, despot'c,
uncrit.rri;i-d hii'I IrMppons'lble
j.owr over the finances of the
tvuntry that is dangerous in the
extreme. Around its activities
g"-a- ita;es the cut re financial sys
tem of the country.
That these in turn are dom
inated by a few btitikers who are
not members of the charing hous?
and not officially connected with
Th;if It reserves the power to
arbitrarily prevent the formation
of new banks and trust companies
Hid to prevent competition by
r'f i:s!t;! its privileges and mem
bership without which business
cannot be suciy ssfn'ily done.
Th;it under its s--'.-constituted
rejr'ilation it can ruin any solvent
liri ti !- i t; Institution by withdraw
i: the lea ranee privileep wi'h
oiit tutic.e or reason and without
redress. Its vi"'rrinitk; for fa
vor tiH-'i and o; ; ressicn ae va
lejts. ! is uirn : -poraied and i's
nc's I uve been held not to be s'.;i-j'-'
t to j.; cial n iew.
I'h:it i;i tile panic of l!"i7 !! de
s''oyt (l ? number of solvent hanks
tl.at should and would have 1, e;i
sine.! under a proper syst' iu r
sronsi' le to K'cril control aad re
sMamt All tlus" banks, n'n-r inj
ii j.iit out of hiis.T ss by the iic
trm (!' the c'.eepns bo'ie commit
t' e. paid 'l'.eir d, ixisitcrs in fir!,
and ever, 'n li'i'i'.diHiou had a sur-
I may not make Americans more self-
satisfied; "Toscanlnl at the Baton" a
j sketch of the famous Metropolitan
i opera house conductor, by Max Smith;
'and James Davenport Whelpley's
I "Trade of China." ln which he writes
at length of the political conditions of
ithat country and the relations of In
ternational trade thereto. Chinese
republicanism, he says, is almost
mythical at present.
Frances Hodgson Burnett's new seri
al, "T. Tembarom" the New York re
porter who Inherited a $350,OoO-a-year
estate in England Is continued, with
synopsis of the opening chapters. Oth
er fiction is by Iucy Furman. Hugh
Johnson, Charles D. Stewart, and Hor
A Guerin painting Is the frontis
piece. An insert, also in color, is the
reproduction of a portrait by William
M. Chase (Century's American artist
series I. Othr illustrators include V.
M. Berber, Reginald Birc'u. F. R. Gru
i;er, E. M. Ashe and Oliver Herford.
a good seat one must come early. One
grows hungry as the hours go by be
fore the performance ends. The fa
vorite sustenance of those who sit In
these cheap seats is oranges.
They consume them ln large quanti
ties and throw the skins on the floor.
After each performance the skins are
carefully gathered up and sold to deal
era. New York Sun.
FROZEPJ BY FISH POWER.
MELZEI? TO SCATTER
MILLIONS IX 2163
pin.' of Irom $"'" to per
; h r s i . .'iviicbk rs.
the association nir.l
l a!i'l .- a T of acco'iTi
acting uia.er t .v d , rei
,'ine into the
ive t h i ; 'i:
im:i i.s in i;i: ni aisko ad. t . k, , ,.. i
Whether a ma ni.fU' turei- can regu
ln'o the price at vh.ch a retailor
must sell !!.; pi outlets is a ioint on
which the court are not in entire
accord, or do not s m m to be to lay
men. 1 Mi r Judge Ray of the federal
court in .Nc York had no In sita
'tiou in iffus the application of
the W'al'ham Watch company for an
..order reMryii'ii t Broadway jeweler
from sell in: a certain watch move
ment at less Hi :n the price 1'ixed by
the manufacturer. This jeweler Is
tho siime one whose sale of American after hivcf'Sation. tl.at the clearing
watches reiir.ported from Europe at , house ommitt--e has the power of life
much less than the list prices figured and rier.th over banks ; that the price of
prominently in the congressional de- life is apr metit to do business on the
fairs of aH m-'inbers. I;i icis way
the committee can a al: ti-iis in
form itself f.f all 1o ns and o'lat
eva'.s. and is nhle to dislodge col
lateral that is dauuvrous to 'Ue
Mr. Morgan testified there is r.o
money trust. Bat here is a responsi
ble committtie of congress repirting.
JfHA-. 5c v. tfi
Truthful Tale About Making Ice Cream
In Nova Scotia.
Not all the fish prevaricators live ln
the United States, according to the
Mariner's Advocate. An editor recent
ly received the following letter:
"I have read an interesting acconnt
of singing llsh In your paper. It re
called to me the memory of a rather
remarkable fish we have In Nova
Scotia. It ft known us the 'frost fish,'
because it may be frozen like a lump
of Ice, but if placed In water in that
condition it soon thaws out and swlma
around as vigorously as ever. The na
tives make use of ibis property to
make ice cream. The Dsh is caught,
frozen and placed in the cream. In
thawing out it freezes the crenin. and
Its movements at the same time beat
the mixture, making It smooth.''
Taking them by and large, from
Moosehead lake to I'ugot sound nnd
from the npper Mississippi to the .nilf.
we have some very capable and in
dustrious tish liars in this country.
But we hand the reel and rod over to
Nova Scotia. We have talent ln this
country but Nova Scotia Is the abode
He worried through the busy days
Because his plans so often failed;
He sought success ln many ways.
Obstructions daily he assailed: !
He longed for honor and for fame.
He strove to win a lofty place;
His hair grrew gray and wrinkles came
To write the story on bis face.
He worked wljh all the might he had.
To prove his worth and win regard;
His shoulders drooped, his look grew sad.
The path he chose was steep and hard;
Deprived of sympathy and aid
He struggled on. defying Fate:
With talents that were small he made
A splendid struggle to be great.
His wife from day to day complained;
Her once fair face was over sad:
'Twas not that he so seldom gained
The ends that might have made him
Her tones were tinged with deep regret.
And sorrow came with her to dwell.
Because It was so hard to get
Dressmakers who could fit her well.
the next yard and walked around to
the back door. The path was bordered
with snowy clam shells, and ln the
brown earth beds there stood sentinel
rows of crocuses and tulips, for It was
He rapped smartly and a light, quick
step sounded across the floor. The
door was flung wide open, and he look
ed Into the surprised countenance of
his neighbor Janet Norton.
"Mother's gone down to the village,"
said Janet as she pushed a chair to
ward her early caller and knelt down
before the oven. She opened the door
and drew out a pan of crisp sugar
cookies. "Won't you have a cooky?" she
asked, heaping them on to a platter.
Oregory ate the cooky, pronouncing
it the most delicious morsel he bad
ever tasted. He watched Janet pass
ing to and fro, alim and graceful in her
neat bouse gown, sweet and capable
and most adorable.
As for Janet, the was so accustomed
to seeing Oregory Barton, for he had
always been her next door neighbor,
that she gave little heed to the fact
that he was exceedingly good looking
and well mannered and that his at
tentions were eagerly sought for by
the village girls. To Janet he was j
merely a good natured young farmer
for whom she had always entertained ;
a slight contempt ever since art unfor- I
tunate episode of bis boyhood. J
Now she tried to put the recollection '
of her distaste for him out of her mind.
She knew she was a hero worshiper.
What He Wanted.
"I have," said the gentleman with
the frayed overcoat and unmanicured
nails, "just succeeded in figuring out
the exact moment at which life will
cease to exist on this planet, and If
! you will permit me I will be glad to
read to you an articles with a view
! to publication in your valuable Jour
I nal which I have written on the sub
"My dear sir," replied the subeditor,
S "if you can figure out the exact mo-
: ment at which life will cease to ex-
! 1st in the tlc:s of our boarding house
i beds I 7 be more than glad to
j consider r.ny article you may prepare
on the subject."
' rre com-
A MOTHER'S TRIBUTE.
Still Young, Apparently.
"Simeon," his wife protested.
; "please do be careful. Remember that
you are not as young as you used to
! "Pshaw!" he replied; "I'm not get
j ting old. I hnve never been referred
j to ns the Nestor or the dean of any
run, whim: Tort can!
botes the las: time a 'anff was under
discussion. In the present instance
tiie dealer states that the company
charges J"1 fiO for the movement in
'his country, but tells the same thing
to exporters for J10.
That the export price should be a
little more thuu one-'hlrd of the do
mestic price seems to be an unrea
sonable restraint of domestic trade.
What a tremendous profit there
must be In the list prices.
terms dictated by the clearing house
committee : that great enterprise is;
i possible ouly on condition that the J
trust receive the tribute It imposes and
that the disfavor of this committee
means the destruction of credit and !
denial cf the rijrht to do business.
Power greater than this ro mon- i
Four state. New York, Illinois, In
diana and Mississippi, have accepted
gifts of $1,000 each to be held in trust
for 250 years and three months and
Pathetic Ceremony at Night on an At
lantic Ocean Liner.
Strange, perhaps, to us. but very
touching, is the teuder. intiimite solici
tude of the Latin races for their dead
"I nostri murtj," us the Italians are
wont to call tbobe whom they have
lost. There is a simple pathos in the
Incident that was related by a passen
ger on one of the great transatlantic
A few days before the steamer Bail
ed from Ha. .-e Its captain received a
letter from a peasant woman of Indre-et-LoIre.
In it she explained that her
only eon had been a cook on the Titan
ic and had gone down with the vessel.
She waa sending, she wrote, a cross
which she begged him to drop into the
sea at the spot where the disaster oc
curred. The cross came in due time, a simple
cross of wood, fashioned rudely enough
by the mother's fingers, and one night,
aa the great vessel neared Newfound
land, for tne apace of a minute ber en
gines ceased to pulse, and the little
wooden cross, weighted with lead, sank
beneath the waves of, the Atlantic.
Pari Cor. Philadelphia Telegraph.
Unfitnes of Things.
"Purlison is having his new house
finished up with a lot of quaint-looking
contrivances. lie has bought a
big, old-fashioned brass knocker to ba
fastened on the front door."
"I thought he claimed to be a char
ter member of the anti-knocking society."
"Why do you belong to the golf
club? I have never seen you play
ing." "I get so much satisfaction out of
sitting around and watching the men
keeping the greens in order. I once
had to work for a living myself."
wh'ch permits It cannot endure.
THK If A UV KMT OK 1IIK K;
The gTOf.t ditm across the Nile at
Assouan, together with other engineer
ing works of liko nature which have
been rarried to completion by the
Prttish government iu Ivypt, or un
der Its auspices, have cost about $53.-
ooo.Oito. It Is avast sum. measured by duty in previous travei series by Mr.
the earn'f.g power of the peop'.e. A'Hichens written for the Century. Jo
mllllon dollars in Egypt nieaj.s the seph Penneii s new series of litho
wagrs of severnl times as many men, graphs also begins !n the March num
for a given period, as would be re-. ber. with six views of the cap'.tol at
quired to pile up that amount ln the Washington. Mr. Hirhen's article al
fnlted States. so has two Fer.r.t-'d pictures.
Put look at the other side. The' Three of the Yarcb Century feat
vnluo of the land In the provinces af-;urea are given timeliness by the ap
fected by these works has riaon from proach of a democratic president's In-
p.rchy ever had. And the government compounded semi-annually at 4 per
rent for the relief of dumb animals,
the donor being Adolph MeJter, phiian-
tbropist and retired soap mamif&o
turer of Evansvllle. Ind.
At the end of the trust period, each
bequest w ill amount to 'over $20,000.
f'CO, and the entire sum Is to be used
The Field of Literature
The March Century.
The March Century contains many by the governors of the
special features, both In text and illus- I dumb animals.
tration. Robert Hichens' travel series :
on th Balkan peninsular begins in $C0fJDHA"ND ORANGE SKINS,
that number, and is illustrated in color ;
by JuUs (luerin. who has done similar
$5$,000.000 to $:.440,OoO.OOO. The an
nual rent ha been Increased from
$$2,000,000 to fl&O.OOO.OuO, and the ad
vance la atlU going on. The full ef
fect of the Improvements In the water
upply of the country, for Irrigation.
Las not yet been experienced.
"But who get ail this monyT'
5"ht is the question which cynics and
r .ic.-ts of d'.scontent fall tack up-
auguration "The Kind cf a Man
Wood row Wilson Is." by W. C. Mc
Adoo; "Woodrow Wilson as a Man of
Letters," by Prof. Bliss Perry, and
"Grover Cleveland and H' Cabinet at ;
Work," by Hilary A. Herbert, who was .
secretary of the navy in the last demo
cratic administration. '
The After-the-War ream re for,
March the fifth In that r.otewortfcv
t" v. r.'-n the miracles of modern sci-jeer-tee is an account of -'The Arrdtra
'.;e? and ir.dt'ftry are pra'sed. They jtlon of the Alabama Claims." written
Intimate that the joor are left poorer by Colonel William Cenant Church,
Sweepings of English Theaters Are
Sold to the Jammakers.
Now end then one aces In the Eng
lish papers advertisements announcing
that So-and-so bas a large stock of
orange skin for sale. As a matter of
recommendation as to quality the ad
vertisement conclude with the state
ment that they are from such and suck
a music ball.
There Is a big business In second
hand orange skins, lemon peel, etc., on
the other side of the Atlantic. Moat
of them are bought by makers of Jama
and marmalade. This was brought ont
when there was an Investigation of the
preserving industry ln England.
In certain portions of the theaters
and music halls of London and other
large British cities the seats are not
reserved. Admittance to the pit is
generally sixpence. Once a person
leaves his seat it is immediately grab
bed aope. oqeteise. Jtn crder to jet
"'Officer, arrest that man! He Just
walked up to me and whispered that
I was the most beautiful woman he
"Very well, ma'am. What shall I
charge him with Insanity?"
Stevencon on Invalidism.
Robert Louis Stevenson, himself the
most heroic of invalids, would have
agreed with Sir George Bird wood in
bis contempt for the valetudinarian.
"To forego all the issaes of living in a
parlor with a regulated temperature,"
he writes, "as if that were not to die
a hundred times over, and for ten
years at a stretch! As if it were not
to die ln one's own lifetime, and with
out even the sad immunities of death!
As if it were not to die,, and yet be
change! The permanent possibility is
preserved, but the sensations carefully
held at arm's length, as if one kept a
photographic plate in a dark chamber.
It Is better to lose health like a spend- i
thrift than to waste it like a miser.
It is better to live and be done with j
it than to die daily ln the sickroom."
Her One Advantage.
The heiress who marries a titled for
eigner has one advantage. She needn't
be afraid that he will ever torn plain
that her cooking Isn't as good aa his
mother's used to be.
Description' In Brief.
"What kind of a fellow is Binksley,
"Well, I think I can best describe
him by saying that he keeps Lent ln
his wife's name."
When to Quit
There would be fewer divorces If
women would quit talking when it
had been conceded that they have
won the debate.
A man may be religious without be
longing to a church, but the trouble ia
that he generally isn't.
Arabia' Orange Groves.
In Oma there are groves of date
palms covering an area of sixty miles
long and averagieg two miles ln width
In the coast country known as the Bah
tlnab, an estimated half million trees
ln the Wadi Sefnail, large groves at
Eostock in fact, everywhere that wa
ter Is to be obtained this wonderful
plant Is cultivated, and in the entire
Country there are probably no fewer
than 4,000,000 trees.
It Began With Adam.
Denouncing the government Is the
oldest profession in the world.
She bent her head. "I am very sor
ry, Gregory, if 1 have hurt your feel
ings. I ought not to have told you."
"Glad you did," said Gregory curtly.
"Goodby." And without another word
he left the house.
Janet, left alone, watched him swing
ing down the path, and a new found
terror took possession of her. "Oh,
why did I say it to htm? He looks
different today. I shall hate to go to
the cirens with Dan after treating
Bnt she went, as did Gregory Bar
ton. He sat not fnr awsy from where
Janet sat beside Pan Leesoii. By
slightly turning his head he could see
the pale pink of her dress and the
fair oval of her face framed beneath
the fluffy white hat. His heart con
tracted as he thought of what she had
said. So he was a coward In her sight
because of that little childish episode
of many years ago! He was glad that
she had refused to come to the circus
"Afraid if anything happened that
I'd run away and leave her." he told
Janet saw Gregory, and the sight of
him added the finishing touch to her
unpleasant evening. t?he hated her
self for her meanness in recollecting
the affair of the red cow and despised
herself for recalling it to Gregory's
mind. For all she knew he might bo
the bravest and the biggest man iu
the world. That childish fear might
easily be accounted for. She watched
him furtively and longed to tell hltn
that she was sorry for what she had
said, and she hoped he would know
that she was having a horrid time in
spite of the brilliant performance that
was being enacted in the ring before
The lion tamer was driving before
him the solitary huge king of the for
est, which was the last of a once for
midable troupe of performing lions.
The whip cracked, the Hon Jumped;
the whip cracked again, the lion lay as
one dead. Once more the whip crack
ed, flicked the beast on one sensitive
eyeball, and the enraged animal turned
on his trainer. The man dodged and
vanished, and with a roar of pain and
anger the lion leaped over the railing
and into the sawdust of the track.
Amid a pandemomium of screams
and yells the crowd broke into a mad
struggle to escape. The lion crouched
in the sawdust, and his haunches quiv
ered for the spring.
Gregory Barton had stood np the in
stant the trainer disappeared. His first
thought had been for Jnnet Norton.
He turned and saw her standing, white
and rigid with terror, while lan T,ee
son's broad back could be discerned lu
the van of the disappearing crowd.
The lion was regarding her pink fig
ure with blazing e.es. That was hid
objective point. Tbere was bii victim.
While the long tawny body quivered
for the spring, while the full lashed
the track, Gregory leaped forward and
snatched Jnnet into his arms, whirling
her about so thut lie stood i:i ber place.
"Hun, run. while you can!" be com
"No, no. no: you mustn't! I shan't
have you!" she v;is crying as she re
sisted bis thrusting arms.
The yellow body arose and shot
through the nlr. Mercifully it foil short
and went crashing among the tum
bled benches. While It yet bellowed
forth Its rage find ere It couhl extri
cate, itself from the debris It bad cre
nted soiiteihing whistled through the
air and settled around the maned neck.
Then wilh a fierce yell the "wild west-erne"-''
who had lassoed the escnped
lion rode bis trick performing broncho
around the truck, dragging the king of
beasts ignotninioiisly In his train.
"Ob, Gregory. Gregory!" Janet was
sobbing. "What ha.ve I said to you
yon a coward? Why. you are the brav
est man I ever knew!"
"That's all right: that's all right."
Gregory was patting her shoulder com
fortably, but his eves shone with a
triumphant light. "Nothing very bravo
about that. The circus people always
manage to catch 'em before they do
"Then why did yon try to save me?"
asked .lunet quickly, and t,he laughed
at Gregory's confusion.
Just then Han I.eeson strolled up.
looking rather crestfallen. At sight of
Oregory bis neck stiffened. "Where
were yon, .Janet?" be asked complaln
Ingly. "I told you to follow me, and
when .1 looked around"
"I was Just where you left me when
you ran a way." said Janet sharply.
"Are you ready to take me home, Grej.
ory?" she a.-ked that dax I voting man.
"Yes." snid Gregory happily.
When they parted at Janet's gate the
I girl said earnestly: "I hope you will
forget what I said the other morning,
Gregory, about always thinking 4UJ) yon
as running away from the red cow. I
shnll always think of jou as protect
ing nie from the lion."
"I don't care much what you think
of me so long as you think of ui
sometimes." mild Gregory boldly.
Janet's eyes sent back a brief, daz
zling answer which was as much a
revei .iion to herself as the hero at
the gate. Then she .-an i-to the bouse.
The painstaking artist, anxious t
please, remarked to prospective cus
tomer: "I can paint you a portrait of your
wife which will be a spetiking like
ness." "H'a Couldn't yon do it ln what
tk mju mtm nw t i
and she realized that she could not ex
pect all men to measure up to her lofty
standards. Gregory Barton was what (
he was. nud she would be kind to him. j
Janet was still very young and sum- j
clent unto herself.
"That's the best cooky I ever ate."
declared Gregory, refusing another ono
from the heaped up plate. J
"I don't see how you can consclen- i
tiously say that when your mother !
makes such lovely ones," dimpled Janet.
"These beat mother's," asserted Greg- j
ory. - j
"It's the same recipe." i
"Don't make any difference. Say, Ja
net, don't you thick It's queer we've
always Iteen neighbors and yet we
hardly know each other?" Gregory '
looked at his fair neighbor with frank j
admiration In his brown eyes. !
"Oh, I don't know. Of course I've
been away from home a lot," evaded
"Thnt's so. I say, Janet, the circus Is 1
coming day after tomorrow. Wouldn't j
you like to go?"
Janet blushed and hesitated. She :
wanted very much to go to the circus,
and nobody but Gregory had Invited i
her. Feeling as she did toward Greg- j
ory Barton, she did not think It fair to :
accept his Invitation. Hhe wished rath- ;
er impatiently that the incident of the
red cow had never occurred. Why
couldn't she think of Gregory as some
thing besides a coward?
Before she could frante her refusal
the telephone rang clamorously. Janet
took down the receiver.
"Yes?" she called. "Yes, indeedl
Thank you, Dan; I'd love to go. Oood
by." "I am sorry, Gregory," she said, turn
ing from the instrument, "but I've al
ready promised to go with somebody
Bitten by sudden jealousy, Gregory
sprang to his feet. The red blood in
vaded bis cheeks. "You've Just prom
ised to go. You wasn't engaged to go I
when I asked you," he said accusingly, i
"Well, what of It?" asked Janet j
Oregory, somewhat dazed at ber cold- i
ness, picked up bis hat and twisted It !
roughly. "Why, nothing of it," he j
said bluntly. "You never liked me.
Janet, t wonder why." He looked
directly at her, and as he gazed at ber '
jroudly poised little head and noted
the soft curve of check and chin and
the dark blue of her eyes from under
half closed lids he felt a sudden pang
at his hitherto impregnable heart. Janet
Norton was a lovely and desirable girl.
"I don't dislike you, Gregory," said
Janet in a softened tone, "only some- i
how yon won't be angry If I tell you?" '
"I want to know the reason why," j
replied Gregory doggedly.
"You remember the time you were i , , .
afraid of our old red cow? " asked : Tbe b,xh"n en(i PUble Ue-
Janet, and as he nodded she contln- j on 18 " tni" knowledge ai d low
ued, "I can't help it. Gregory, and I j "est eKtm of ourse.ves.-Tho'iiat
know I'm Kmull anil men n hut aorrtA- i kempis.
how I always connect you with run
ning away from something."
fftfffWfl t hlt ia. JUom aloaj
Feb. 20 in American
IStlS-lHtitli of General G. A. McCall,
noted division leader of the Federal
army, iu the bait.es before Rich
mond. In Ih.I'J: born I30Z
1WK Bev. T leoriore Cuyler. uotetl min
ister and author, died; born 18'-!2.
Good material la half the crtL
From the German. j .