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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY. MARCH 7, 1913.
Published dally at 114 Second y
nua. Rock Island. 111. (Entered at the
poetofflc as aeondelan matter.)
Rmi lalaaol MwiWt f tkt ssasrlafol
BY THE J. W. POTTS R CO.
TERMS Ta eents par weak, by ear
: rtar, la Rook Island.
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214: Friday, March 7, 1913.
Roosevelt had a big stick; Taft,
smile, and Wilson a fighting Jaw.
There are Bailing- ln the demo
cratic par'y hut none in the cabinet.
When the harbor look at Wilson's
smooth face- 'bey know he Is a good
The color-el went out full of strenu
oslty and "Dear Will" suffused ln
What shall we do with our ex-presl-deiils'.'
Weil Tar l U rli h and Roose
velt is richer.
Tha last thing Wlckersham did was
to pru'tvd r:iinsl the .glucohw trus'.
Now it is untar'-hed.
Senator Kern will lead the senate
democrat h h shows 'he infer '
are falling by the waysl'ie.
Senate republicans have chosen Gal-
ager of New Hampshire their leader.
The standpats are hard to crush.
; i -
Mr. Wilson likes golf. Cheers from
the highbrows. Hoj is also fond of
baseball. Loud yells from the fans.
With a progressive president and a
progressiva secretary of state and pro
greslva advlaora, progreasivism la In
Tbe nation gabs Wilson of
Jersey and Wilson of Pennsylvania,
but loses Wilson of Iowa and Ambas
sador Wilson of Mexico.
Sinoe Jack Johnson is not. wanted In
America and la shooed out of Canada,
ha should go to Mexico where lire is
Just one bullet after another.
At least the democrats who go
I o-oke ln Washington during inaugura
tion -will be In a position to thank the
hiking suffragists for showing them
the way to get bom.
When a mnn (Irinlra ton miwh af. I
oordlug to a scientist, he Is in a stat-
of "psychic consciousness." But tbe ; j
' trouble with that is. he can't say it t j
hla wife when he reaches home.
igal proceedings in order that they may manner, as against 3s per cent in the
BAVAUtlKY IN WasIIINGION- j be saved t,he ann ? ance. The time to , neighboring state of Indiana. 20 po-r
" There are a number of ways in runsi,lPr immunity is before resort to1 cent in Wisrors'n. 2u per cnt in Kea
whlch savagery exhibits itself under ; ,aw- ;tucky. 2s p, r cet iu Ohio and 5u per
different circumstances. i departure from the conventional j ...
It exblbltiod Itself in thi fnrm ,f
blood-thirsty brutality at the capital
It exhibited itself on Mondsv in the
capital of the 1'nlted States In tne
form of a brtnal. howling, insulting
' mob. Interfering with the progress of
n orderly parade of respectable peo -
The latter Is Just as much an exhlbi
, . tlon of savugery as the former. The
t ; brutal exhibition In both ca.-es had its
; ' foundation in Ignorance, vice and bar
( ' barlty. Both were a ilitgrace to civlii
; at'on. Of the two the exhibition if
1 , savagery at, Washlng'.i p. was the
' ieast excusab'e
. The attacks by th' mo s upon the
i weman suffrte pnrile at Washington.
' nccoin;-a:iied as they v ere uii'.i in-
i sulis and i lbaiilry. r.o o.'s as th"v
:'wo-re, might nr had s -ni. o :f
1 there was any provm at ion But the
women w-:e proceeding in :m orderly
,ny on an avenue asMgne.l to t.h.em ;
;.-iiiiI the iara.le coiiij-oskI if many
; of the most cultured, e; emeu, able
and dlst iiigii-lsheii won.en if the coun
try, highly hoiic-cd f,,r t.ielr efTons In
I.elinlf of humanly and ;i:e'r deeds (if
renuilie bn:e oience. The conduct of
(the mobs In aitacki-tg thun is a blot.
. ujioii 1 ne ..y in w nnuT in;, ana up
on the I tiitod Sta-es, as it
. In the nation t capital
The opinion in rcar'! to the fhame
aiid disgrace .if the exc.'.r.lMc.) of
. agery at Washiug'ou Monday Is not
inth.cni cd by the Tact ;,gt the 'in:ii
-who formed the rarade were s..Tr.o
gls's. Th outbreak rf sat agery wo;;i
''.have been as disgraceful and aa brut
. al had the parade beer, one of antl
suffragists, or of women or men repre-
senting any organiratioc th-t had per
? mission of the au'hortfis 10 use e
street, and were proceeding ic an or
.' derly way.
The authorities of Washington
: should kav dealt eeverely w ith the
' howling. Insulting mob at the beg'n
nlrg of their Interference i'h tr.'
; parade. Per ha pa they did not aus
; pert such an outbreak But now that
it has been shown that a larg- per ion
of tha peop'e of the caplul cjty a.e
-tavages tiie an'hiriMc ali'il.i. here
after, wrr. c-ihes' ra'.il-s to
Mi.Ve plac. tt ia-. ihey are .tern-
panied by a tui.lur) .'jn, &nd A Uir
tery of Catling guns. , Peaceable par-:
adea at Washington, especially If they ;
are made up of women, appear to be
Impossible unless due notice Is g'ven
that peace will be had If the authori
ties hare to light for 11.
r . . i . i
mltted to b- a dominant
Washlngtou a.--.- a.
far tor n
FROM ANARCHY TO DKSPOTI8M.
Events la Mexico are showing how
true it Is that the same old laws gov-
ern human nature and tbe same rules
wnlch controlled the fate of nations
,on(? 8g0 n8v much forC(J lodgjr ag
th,y had ,n anclenl QP ln tie
daVB ot xapoIeon. The maa on nc.rse-
back succeeds the chaos of revolution.
From anarchy the pendulum swings
back to despotism.
Everything Indicates that Mexico is
entering upon a period of absolutism
at least as rigorous as the rule of Por
flrio Diai. The army is to be great.'y
enlarged. Rebels are to be shot as
bandits when captured. No prisoners
are to encumber the movements of i
government troops. The mau in au
thority sre apparently convinced that
the only chance of peace and order
lies in terrorism and military power, j
Tha; is the inevitable outcome of
the- breaking down of iaw and order. ;
I' 1? the" natural fruit of revolution
which substitutes h weak government'
for a strong cue and avef a country
inftcted with the virus of plotting and
le-.o'.t. as a nutans of undoing i!ie re
sult of elections au.l subordinating th;
civil authority of the state to force.
When compelled to choose between i
tjranny and chaos any country wilNncal 'nu1)o...i
take tl-c despot. It. must, in seifure- "r)'" aovernor
s-rvat ion. Noih'iig Is so hopeless.'
from every point of view, as anarchy;
nothing so necessary as order.
"Jilt. KIUIOK. 11. DASH IOVT
K-.ery newspaper is familiar with
the request. "Please do not publish
any'hing atxut it." Sometimes it is
made in the form of a demand and a--compan'erl
by threats of dire results
f at quiescence docs not follow .
There are a lew things, the Ixmis
v:,e Heraiii si.', s-. I ho p'tblc ouvhi "o
ke-p it. tuinri in ;li ii'atter of a n'.s-
paper's rclatiot: to the printing of
In the firs place, a newspaper owes
an obligation to its whole circle of
reaoers to print a fair, comprehensive
'repoit of the day's happfnings. It can
not overlook th's responsiuihty mere-
ly to please individuals. That, oolicy
Involves an injustice to the many and plcytm' t of convicts iu the open ar ds of transportation and travel has
favoritism to the few. Who shall be work of this aorr. The problem of not been met with corresponding
favored? whrt is going to become of the paroled changes in our system of road build
Much of the news that is printed or discharged convict largely solv- ing and maintenance. Illinois clings
unfortunately occasions annoyance
and often heartache to somebody, and in mind, and not tl- .nsed by as
?,w ! That is an unavoidable incident of the soc'atlons formed in tli- debilitating
newspaper business. Is there justifl-
cation for shielding from such conse-
quences the man or woman who has
Influence, socially or ln business, while
'the munv who lack it miistbe treat-
ed without such consideration?
Persons who wish to escape pub'.l-
' city rh'Miid be careful not to maky
news, or should count the cost of ad- instead of deadened or destroyed. these stat.?s have established, success
vcrtisement to the world as part of I "A matter touching vitally the agrt- fully, systems of state aid on such
the price they must pay for what cultural, commercial, educational, so
they have determined upon doing. jclal. religious and economic welfare
l There are certa'n easily-defined of Illinois, and involving 1 he i-onser-
I tones of publicity. The individual who
I steps int.-) any of these may count
upon getting bis name in the news -
papers. One is the courts, civil and:
criminal. The man who goes to law
i invites advertisement. Yet many men
! and sometimes women appeal to a
iiicwsraper to suppress reports of le-
"es ot lire is another means of enur-i
lnR ,he Pt'n'icity 7011?. Coudurt that
ls off tae beaten trails affords news.
T110"" who dlfv oclal observance and
,lra;1 u''on established institut'ons
niU8t not exPrt o escape print, and
8holl'd "ot ask to be saved from such
Further, much injustice mav be '
Hone by the rttppreasion of news. The
tongue of gossip, uninformed of the !
real farts, can do h hundred times !
more injury to tjie innocent than pub- j
Mention of th-' tiu'li will do to those
ncwaily into'r.ed. f.'ft i a newspaper
::. tih'Xd'.ug t!:- re;;t.t;ti '.-s of a score
from t;,.- m :nula! of suspicion when
it is te!'''h.r '!. truth ;''iout one who
h:-is iiu-wrro'l tb '-.M.jii'y to censure. 1
A ncs; ip. r. w it'i a s -sis .- of respon- '
' i ' :se a cer'a'.n li- i
- ' ii t
n ;;v 1 1 t,ni9 and ;
s'on. Sone happenings may in the
rei)ort.H'g of them ser no proper ,
end. Of two things the responsMile :
newsjaper will be jtalous'y careful .
th" .good name of a won. an and the
repi :ation of a flrar.clni institution. j
Bo'h are of that ilel tacy to be
eiisily hut' The good name of a wo
nir.n is a 'rei.-ure beond price, and
a c!fud cast upon th ropu'atlon of a 1
-,an,i or trust i-ompany may cause loss J
to tho'tsnnds who are dependent upon'
: s solvency.
But 'his lesson the pvbl'.c should
learn the wax to avoid publicity is
to avoid departure from the b?ater.
track: anl lc th-s he added to i'
If you have dMergei! into the danger
r.or.e the ay 'o ob'a'.n considerate
treatment Is to assume that you are
a subject for v.ews. and to take the
newspope"f In'" our coi-t'.iience and
Such conf.der.ee is rarely ab. sed.
and assuredly never b any cespa-'
per that, make profess'l-jn of decency
or has regard for ethi s. '
William B Wiisoii. h is e-.-lf-:: :ile, if
713 Fires D.rlng February. ever a n.an was On the c h-r a;,n '..
Springfield. 111.. March 7. Illinois : so far as he is secretary cf the depart
In February suffered 719 fires, accord- meet of lecor ar.d member of the first
ing to the monthly report issued yes-; dernotratic cabinet the coun'ry has
".erday from the office cf Ac-tins Eire, had ln 1G years he is daughter made.
Marshal F. R. Morgaridge. Of this : if ever a man was.
number 312 were in Chicago. The value
of buildings endangered
i was 38,440; PUialU of CWCego. le
The Genial Cynic
B7 CHARLES GRANT MILLER.
The obstacles to our success arenot great things but little ones so
little that we do not notice them, or, noting, despise them.
The richest men and the richest corporations are
not above carin; for the pennies and even the frac
tions of pennies.
The greatest scientists are not above study of the
most minute ins cts and seemingly insignificant facts.
The great Panama canal is being dug a shovelful
at a time. When finished it will be the greatest work
of civil engineering in the world, but it Is to be ac
comp.ished by a series of little things.
The greatest buildings are laid up a single stone
at a time.
It is of no avail to us that we dream of mighty
if we have not the patience
thing as the laying of a stone.
It is the little things that make up
Perhaps no feature of the inaugural
; message of Governor Dunne com
mended itself to so many citizens of
the state as the section relating to
good roads. Governor Dunne's re
sume of present deplorable condition
! of our roads anil the remedies he pro
noses at o:k e anneal to all who have
WOKta at tne prouiem uoiu a n..v
omes out In favor of
convict, la:xr in the preparation of
road material and the use of prison
ers on actual read work when practi
cal He also favors state aid. compul
sory use of the road drag, proper
maintenance provisions and the use of
the automobile 'license money as the
nucleus or a state am tunu.
The governor's views should be read
,1 r.-rer.d by all who are interested
in th; .1'ies
on. Ther fijllow:
siio-i!d be made for the
of !.'ie inmates of our
n'iarles in road work. Priniar-
ly. ctivl-ts sty uld be us-d f'"" the
preit-rntlon of material. -i:her at the
per-t'cnuarics, or at camps, estibi:-li-e-
nea r patural deposits of stone, grav
e! or o'hfr n : t' r'a'-. In the actual
'orsrrt. Tlon of hi el: ays, when it be
rinir - i , f) ort term prisoners
should -e ' i 1 '.f-yed on an honor sys
tem, s h : ji' t ails ;n Colorado. Hu-
man: a: -tu na-os unaerl;e the em
r if he is release:; hc:!l:hy !n body
environments of cej!s and prison work-
"Psycho'ociral ard j bysiolo&ical
conr idcratjons cr,tr ino the employ-
;ment of men. on an hoi or system in
ithe fresh rir and sunsl.ire. wherein
'and whereby they are restored to so-
' ciety with their manhood quickened,
j vation of natural resources.
question of -good roads. In
; provement of public highways, Illinois
has been backward.
"Reports of the fed'ra! department
of agrici'Uure show that about l' per
cent, of the Jt.'.Ouu miles of Illinois
; roads are improved in a permanent
1!2. The loss bv damaee to build
ings was $749.00 in Chicago and
$."43.y44 outside that city.
SHE'LL HK I IK LP TO
Ml Asaea II. MIimd.
WtiBhIngor. March 7 Secretary
William B. Wilson of th- new- depart.
rafti' of labor is a daughter made man. .
"Impofsible." you shriek. "You ,
rcesn a self-made man."
"'iui'e possible." one retorts firmly,
"He is both a sif-made man and a
So far as h has
Repre&enta'ive WiiMam p
Secretary of the Mine Workers' 1'n'on
Wl'.Iram B. Wi:sii. an ': sexeial oilier
successful an', important kinds cf a
It is Miss Agr.s H
- - --tr - -
x i si' i.i 114 ii
' be suspected that H stands for Honey )
I wboae handiwork is seen la tLe sew
and the humility to do so little a
cent in Massachusetts. Cons;dered
from toe sianapoint oi improxeu roaus
Illinois is the Cith in the list of
"The loss to farmers, because of in
accessible primary markets, and the
abnormal expense of transportation
due to bad roads, must be considered
as a contributing cause of the high
cost of living. In some Ill'.nois coun
ties, highways are impassable to ordi
nary loads for a full third part of the
year. Bad roads not only hinder crop
production and marketing, but they
keep the rural consumer away from
the store of the merchant for weeks
u a time.
They keep pupils from the
schools, and voters from political
patberincs. and from participation in
elections. i ney impair uie eiucieucj
of churches, and social, fraternal and
other organizations, which depend
largely on public gatherings for the
efficacy of their work.
"Bad roads contribute to the unat
: ractiveness. the isolation and the mo
lioionv of country like that are respon
sible for the desertion of rural pur
s'.'?, especially by the young. Ex-
ner'sin mental ailmen's agree that wo-
men in remote sections are the chief
sufferers from the restriction of com
manicatjon and social intercourse,
wh:ch bad roads impose.
"Highway conditions in Illinois are
due to the fact that progress in meth-
to the obsolete practice of placing the
burden of highway improvement on
the townships. Other states, in their
laws, have appreciated that highway
travel is no longer entirely local and
that the main arteries carry a great ,
amount of intercounty and interstate
traffic. Permanent improvement of
the main arter'es, which carry the
great bulk of the traffic, is a problem i
which affects the general welfare, and j
"I recommend for your considera
tion legislation which will promote
is the ;he efficiency and economy of the ad
the im- ministration of the road system of the
state. This legislation. I believe.
shoi'ld incorporate provisions for stat;
cooperation with counties and town-
ships it: the construction of main h'gh-
wavs and bridrc-s: and the proper
maintenance of ail roads after they
aie built; for tb" compulsory drag
ging of all dirt roads, and for the use
( f the state automobile tax as a nu
cleus of a fund for such state aid."
secretary of la!or. This young wo
man by her activity as his chief po
litical aide and his private secretary
! made him a real chairman of the house
1 committee of labor, to whiih previous
ly innocuo'-s leadership he was ap
. pointed two years ago.
Representative William I!. Wilson
then was considered a -?lf-inade man.
( because, from starting at 11 years old
ito work in a mine in Tioga county,!
1 Pennsylvania, he had risen tp a seers-!
itaryship in the Mine Workers' union!
!and a seat In congress. He had served
ior some years on the entirely som-i
nobnt committee on labor before the ;
democrats got control of the house.!
They proceeded to make him chairman, j
Simultaneously, that committee was
awakened from lis state of innocuous
desuetude. Miss Ag;.-'s, who had been
her father's secretary in his union
work. became secretary of the commit
tre. She became the moving spirit in
what amountc'i t0 a nation-wide publi
, ca'icn bureau on labor matters. She
t furnished congressmen with materials
; which they ustd in speeches. She
helped make that committee one of the
.livest in the house, and its chairman
one of th- most prominent, members
of the house. Of (onrse. he did a lit
tle work on his ow n hook, but she was
th" live, wire that, supplied the com
mittee with power.
When Woodrow Wilson (ommnced;
r.o think about a cabinet, h" was made .
to U;ii,k of William li. Wilson, and
when the new department of labor'
v, as formeii, !t was but natural that '
i W illiam B. snotiid be thought of as
j '-ls logical head. Wl'li Woodrow Wil-
to do. William H.
now ls secretary of the depor'nieut
He :s rroua to admit trn
; daughter-made man.
Waukesha Has S;5,000 Fire.
Waukef h. wis.. March 7. A loss cf
$".,', '. as c.iuod hrre la:e yesTer-jay
wl.c fire det.trc.vr-d the Randall farui-:-.ue
s:. ri. a n.--'.y erecl-d structure,
and badly damaged the Y. M. ( A.
0U.10 !g. i i:e les
was covered by in-
'" ur- ICilTUlluU" f AL-IlillSC aa-
The teienlicin enclint o.-I. '
' . - .--r a.c-iai I . ii I 3 U .1 U
n:n r.p ra 1.-1 pro .1-.... ,.r.
the operators were driven out, but
'the- less wa email.
There's nothine like prosperity
To i-lar away the tloom;
Toil cannot gt a m.in whose pay
l!u j is- been riisc1 to think that ha
Should K-p expecting any day
l "ear tne cr.icK or doom.
Xh(.rp-S nn,hms ,j.K, to keep
Men s faith from dying out:
He who he ventured and has won
AIl serve to
Thrre's notfctn bk the praise we Bet
To (rive us PTeimh to try;
When ou hue oiid in-- I am great
I proudly strive ajr.-urt to sm
My he.--l cpnn tho n--U cf fit
And lift my stindard hlsh.
like Rood luck to causa
man To laugh at care;
With htalth and wealaii and fame and
And friends and honor and applause.
What man among us all. (rood sir.
Would wallow in despair?
Across the street there lives a maid
Who looks out as I hurry by,
And then draws back as if afraid
That I may see and wonder why.
Each morning as I start away
I see her slyly watching there;
I used to think of her all day,
But after this I shall not care.
she's fair, and yet if she should die
not put joy beneath the ban;
iBt night I heard her say that I
Was "such a funny loosing man."
Sublimity of Caesar.
"To me Caesar is one of the most
admirable characters in history."
"Yes. he certainly was a great man
a very great man. Pre-eminent as
a soldier, he was a splendid orator, a
wonderful writer and one of the great
est statesmen of all time."
"Yes. and so far as we know he
never vailed his wife 'Cai' for short."
"So you are all ready to go to
"Oh. yes," replied Mrs. Younglove.
"Charley's friends at the office have
made him a present of a beautiful
alarm clock and I have a splendid
nickel plati d chafing dish."
One of tbe curious things about
most people is that they would rather
have a lot of hair with which to cover
nothing than 'o have something worth
while with no hair to comb over
you tnink vour son really pos-
Besses unusual gifts as a poet?"
"Well, he seems to stand apart from
most of the poets of the day. At all
events, he has never w ritten a parody
of 'Maud Muller.'"
"Why is It that most married women
are inclined to frown upon the woman
ho has been divorced?"
"I think it is because they condemn
her for being too weak to go on suf
fering and pretending to like it."
Clothes and the Man.
Don't misjudge the man who wears
a frayed overcoat. lie may be mere
ly trying to make it last six weeks
Where He Quit
He led her to th altar.
By flower girls attended:
! Then they transferred the ht
And there his leading ended.
Her Gced Luck.
Let every mother thank heaven that
she doesn't always kr.cv. what her boy
The P ty cf It. '
Mcst of the women who know best
how to manage hi.; bands dor. t know
hew to get them.
. Literally Scaksrg.
' IJ'tle Eisi. wns r--i:r.-- I by
1 Rioitcr for .-ayi.- g "Wl.iit V" She wss
'. 1-lil tL::r she lutist nelei i:p thut ei
. j,-,.,.,,;,. hut sav. "1 lc- -our ira-don."
' Tl. !.. .,p4.l .... . I .- . .......
little later she turned to her mother
and inquired. "Mamma. I leg your par
dan time U it?" Boston Transcript.
The Daily Story
HIS LORDSHIP'S SECRETARY BY ANDREW C. EWING.
Copyrighted. 1913. by Associated Literary Bureau
Soou after I.oriston became n lord he
resolved to visit the Cnited States, that
child of England fast outgrowing its ;
I British father and whose Institutions. '
far different from those Inherited by j
Europe, were beginnine to lie the study !
of thoughtful Englishmen. But In
making the trip he bad no idea of be-
ing courted for his title as n social lion i
or marrying an heiress. Coming as he
did to study American Institutions, be j
preferred to travel not as n nobleman, J
hn. o P 1 it-o r.l 1 rhnnt-la irhf-h whb
his name without the title.
Exjiecting to take back with him a
great deal of miscellaneous Informa
tion pertaining- to certain matters ln
which American methods differ from
those of England, he brought over a
I stenographer and typewriter to aid
j him ln putting It on record. This per
i son. John Morton, bad been the earl's
' father's agent for the collection of
rents and other business purposes and
hai lived on the estate ever since he
wts bom. Consequently he knew all j
; about the family.
' Scarcely had Eorlston reached Amer- 1
lea than'Morton. tvho had in some way
i unknown to his employer managed to i
! get hold of nm or fiOO. left him with- j
out giving him any notice whatever.
The matter did not trouble the earl. (
who took into his service an American.
who. beii:r familiar with the country, ;
was likely to afford better service than i
Morton, who was a handsome mini, 1
resolved to make use of his knowledge
of the Loristons to play a game upon
unsuspecting Americans. What game
i be should play must depend upon clr-
BE iiKCAN TO ABUSE TUE MAILS.
cumslances. but as he outlined it he
would pass himself off as an English
nobleman traveling Incog, ln America.
Should he find it necessary to adopt a
title he would assume to be Earl of
I.oriston. lie might be obliged to
adopt different names at different
times, but be would start with his own
name, John Morton.
lie went to a western city and on the
train fell in with an Englishman, to
whom lie threw out hints as to bis pit- j
sition in l-lngl.-ind
1 ml Mis oibject in
coming lo America. The acquaintance 1
having been thus started. Morton asked
his new found friend if be could sug
gest any person or persons ln the city
they were approaching and where the
Englishman lived who would give him
such information of American Institu
tions as he was looking for. This led
to Morton's Introduction into the fam
ily of Mr. Winsloxv Ourdner.
Mr. Morton had Informed Mr. Oiard-
ner that on no account would he be 1
drawn into any social prominence. He!
refused to give any Information 11s to I
the title he bore or admit that be hud a j
title, for the moment he confessed his
rank lie would be loaded with Invita
1 tions Mr. finrdner understood all
that and agreed lo say nothing to com
plicate mutter. He Invited him to din
ner informally, where he met Miss
Margaret Gardner, a young lady of an
excellent Americnn type. Her mother. '.
; to w hom Mr. Gardner had confid'-d the j
secret thin tliey were entertaining a J
British jieer. was profuse in haV alien- j
tions to Morton, but Miss Margaret, j
1 whose perceptions were more refined. J
thought that she could detect at times
certain indications that their guest '
was not lo the manner born. Whether:
his laugh was now and Jhen a trifle j
i loud or that some of his h s were n bit j
too smoothly pronounced she could not j
tell. Nevertheless there whs something !
about him that led her to believe he :
did not belong to the higher English ,
classes. But when, after Mr. Morton',
departure, she intimated iik much to
hej mother that good lady' looked upon '
i h.-r with surprise and pity. "Why. my '
j d :ir." she said. "Mr Morton is a I'.rit
! is!i duke trnveling incognito Morton
j isn't his name at :,ll."
This antiihil.ited the young lady a
eMii:,:ite of Mr Morton, hut she told
1 tier mother it made no difference to
her xvhether h? xvas a duke r : prince
of tile b!( h!. ;,e didn't fancy him.
Tills was rank rebellion, though the
girl d.'l not know it. for she was lno
, rant that her mother -hud hopes of her
i becoming a d'l' he-s.
However. Mis.-. Gardner could not
treat :i guest except with civility. e
: I'l-ti.ill.v one wli-:ii her fattier and
j mother treated with ucli iinbouni-d
i revo-reiiee. The duke as th(.-y suppos-
i ed he xas-i:;.oii the invitation of Mr
Gardner u ;m!
l.iin-ir ;:t home at the!
. and. thou-!, he lieltl er :
mu nicer .io::s". aim. t lim
n u le nor tried t. inal.e .n.v l.eaiJv.av
v::;i Aiarmiitl. she uixvavs n-ceived
. . "
bl:.i r.nl-.-, !!y. lint su Americnn wife j
was r.o: hU object. One day while In I
Mr. Gndner's office he began to abuse I
the mails, xxhau wi.-re so coutounUed j
slow, you know." lie had ordeit-d a i
tliousuiid piMiuil.- sent him trout Eitg
laud a uiocUi before and surely there
t.ad beeu plenty of tinier for a reply.
Mr. Gardner at once volunteered to
supply hlni with any amount that
would serve to meet his present need.
But the "duke" declared that he could
wait a few olays longer. At the end of
that time, when his friend Insisted on
furnishing what he needed. Mr. Gard
ner drew a note for Ti0 and handed
it to the former to get It cashed.
"But 1 dou't need so much." aald
"As yon like." replied Gardner.
"Well, since you insist upoa It." said
the Englishman, "perhaps we had let
ter make it a thousand, and when my
draft comes I'll Indorse it over to you
Just as It stands."
Notwithstanding that $5,000 waa no
great matter to Gardner, he was rath
er taken aback at a stranger accept
ing so large a loan from him. Morton
cashed the note and said he would go
and put It into a bank. He was mak
ing for a railway station when whom
should he meet face to face but Loris
ton. "Hello. Morton r
Morton replied to the salute by turn
Ing pale and stammering a reason for
bis being there. Just as if I.oriston had
asked the question. His former em
ployer, whom he had left ao suddenly,
nvo roil fonnil a nnalHi-in hroV
NOi mP ord'..
Trfston ook)?j at h,m critlcallv.
"Come with me to mv hotel.
to talk with you."
Morton was ln a hole. He should
have avoided one of America's great
cities which Eorlston was sure to visit
and. If they met. would surely expose
any game Morton might be playing
In Lorlston's room nt his hotel, after
considerable cross questioning. Morton
agreed that If I.oriston would permit
him to undo what he had done with
out prosecution he would make a clean
breast of it. Ixjriston promised, and
Morton, laying the money he had Just
obtained on a table before Lorlston.
told the whole story.
There was lying dormant In T.orlston
a spirit of ndventure he hud Inherited
from on ancestor who had fought jirt
der the sultan of Turkey, sailed under
the great Drnke and. having been shii
wrecked in the Pacific ocean, had been
made king of one of the Islands there
Eoriston asked Morton to accompany
him to the office of Mr. Gardner,
which he had Just left, and Introduce
him ns his secretary Just arrived from
England with his 1.000 and return
the money. Thut wns all Morton was
to do except to go on playing his game
without making uny more loans--mid
trent I.oriston as his secretary.
Of course this return of funds so
quickly placed Morton's pretentions on
a firm footing, and. since the socreta
ry. Mr. Arbnckle. appeared to be a gen
tlemanly fellow, the duke xvas usked
to bring him to the house. When Mr.
Gardner Informed bis wife of this un
doubted proof of the former's genuine
ness she exclaimed: "I told yon so'.
Just as if 1 don't know breeding when
I see it!" And when Mr. Arbuckle np
poared at the house with bis chief
Miss Margaret declared that the secre
tary was more like u duke than the
Holding u term In state prison over
I Morton. I.orlslon found ls easy to Keep
1 11., t hlo mirl I t..'11'l lltllllll
Hill Ul IV - ......
in Margaret Gardner one whose Intel
lectual endowments and soundness of
judgment gave biui a clearer insight
into American methods than he find
derived from uieu whose opinions were
greatly respected. This Induced an in
timacy which, throwing the duke out
lu the cold, produced contention in the
Gardner family. Mr. Gardner's brow
lowered, while Mrs. Gardner stormed.
Then one day the duke took bis de
parture, leaving his secretary to fol
low him. Mrs. Gardner's chagrin
brought on n fit of sickness, and slm
took to her bed Then the secretary
departed, but ln a few weeks teappenr
ed. One morning. Margaret finding
her father and mother together, said
"That man Morton isn't a duke or a
marquis. He Isn't un etirl or n knight.
He Is a swindler This Mr Arbuckle
is John Arbuckle. Earl of I.oriston. and
he has usked me to he bis wife."
"For heaven's sake." cried Mrs. Gard
ner, "bus the child gene daft':"
"What nonsense!" exclaimed the
father "If Morton had been n switi
oller would he have returned me the
S."i.OOO he liorrowed of me?"
"He was going to a train with it."
refilled Margaret, "when he met Lord
Ixirlston. with whom he had come
from England as secretary Lord I.or
iston for-o'd him to return the money
and Introduce Ml in as hi secretary.
All this I have known for some time"
Neither Mr nor Mrs Gardner would
believe the story until I.oriston tin 1
proveol it by evidence nut to be (IN
putcot When tjee.irl returned to Eng
land be took their d.nigbter xvith him
lie 11-keil no eettleiuctits. but in e
Gardner was very 1 i 1 1 and mu h i!c.-i-ed
with the outcome lie came dov 1:
eh plenty to set the earldom ou 11
i rut tiuari'lal foundation.
March 7 in American
KT-'i'.ritis), pnrli.iineiit -lo.ed tb..
port or i;,,.-i,iu 'Hi.- I'o-tou i. i
puny" of Dec. p;, ITT:'.. iei to ;e
tnliatory measures as soon a ne.vs
of the affair reached parliament
Al uiarM rilliuore. 1 fiirt.-ct
,I",!t "f the llhlti-d Stale.
'imii . ....
i " ' 'r ."lOnnnil .loun i, r remotiT.
L'. S. N.. son of the lute General
Joh.i C. Fremont. V. S A. iTh
I'athlind .ri. died in iiosion; bom
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