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THE ROCK ISLAXD ARGUS, TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 1913.
Publlshed flatly at 1614 Secona ave- j
nne. Rock Ialand. 111. (Entered at the .
postofDoe a aeeond-class matter.)
Rack; Ulead Mrmbrr ef the Awditrl
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Tan rents per week, by car
rier. In Rock Island.
Complaint of delivery eerrlce ahould
ba made to the circulation department,
whloh ahould alo be notified In every
lnatance where It la dea'.red to have
paper discontinued. carriers have no
authority In the premiina.
AH communications of argumenUitrve I
oharaeter. political or rellpous. nwt(ll dav attendance; the part-time '
hare reaj name attached for publlca- ,CDOOi9. where bovs and girls regular- !
JTo aTirh articles will be printed .
Sver fictitious elrtfaturea.
Telephone In all departments:
tral Union. Wt 14S. 1145 and
Cnlon Electrla. tl46.
Tuesday, March 18, 1913.
Akron. Ohio, rubber workers
rvn a atrlkA rlnim fhv a A nn lhA
home stretch '
The dressmakers of Cticaeo are
holding a convention to agree, upon
A Jh!lad,lpbla clergyman favors !
Snndav baseball If opened with prayer. ' 1 "c Bnorl Dtt"01' wuun 18 Pcullu'
The fans will consent if the prayer is apian whereby only a few leading offl
fpr th bo:ne tc,am. j ctals of state, county, town or city are
Mrs. Wilsun and the Wileou -girls
agree that the short, tight skirt Is an
abomination. Sensible people, in Uie
White house these piping times.
When he lniponed sentence upon The i
convicted officials of the rash register .
trust, Judte Hollister of Cincinnati
"Tou inen l-long to the walk of life '
which should set the example. You
have lost the opportunity that was glv- :
en you by the methods which you pur-
med. In yoirr desire for pain you for- i
got everything else The government !
Is stronr enough to protect its people, i
whether this protection extends to the j
t ran sport at ion of dynamite across the
land for the purpose of blowing up
bridges or to the laying of hands upon
men who seek to stifle competition by
illegal business meMiods."
These words of the court are worthy
of more than passing thoueht more
than casual consideration.
MAX'S WAUKS NKVKI1 AIVANCF.
In all efforts to secure higher wages
thor organisations are only deluding i would have only the governor and lieu
'iieniMelves Vng'S never advance. , tenant governor and the judges of the
hey only sem to, ?ays a writer in the , supreme court elected, and in like
Now York Pun. Had there never been
a utiko mr nir.iirr p-s i n"p irau'-n
that now command $1 a day would
,ow conin.Hin i a i:y. ne nmiiir
a day. $; a day, t". a day, suc h terms
are but tiomnu lot inv
All through the h'story of the T'nit-
d Plates th sum paid 1n wses in
: ii y decad" has remained pretty even-
ly of 2o p-r -eLt of the total value of
roflticuon .ow lu re, now there.
. iways In lsola'o-d instatio-s of months,
trades or localities, the pro mta of to-
tal wsges to total production has fall-
u as low as ! per cent and risen to
"1 per cer.t. but ou t
i.ver remained on the line of per
Pro rata ray l the real pay. aiid
chile It has a tendency to fluc'uate
it'll 1t 1s but the fluxion of a natural
nnd easy adjustment that remains
close to trw !!: of 10 per ent of the
total value of a community's produc-
In the late Jo's carpenters' pay was,
' .f a d i', m.'tHoim' ) 7.r,, farm hands ,
t'tZ a mouth with hoard, a-aiustr"HHen'
fl a w.ck. In that period the total '
mount paid 1n wages was i'l per ieiit ,
if the to'al aliw of the products of I
In time past vpen ttlatrs and serfs,
ho received no waK-'s In money, (jui'e
L'o per cent of tn total value of tl.elr ,
labor was eivuled.
If a minimum rate of wages were 1
ti'abllshed by law, s-t it b'yh or low,
1 or Jin n iay. 1' would be Ivit a mat- 1
r f days i not ars. a few mon'hsi
before tiie pro rata of niEe to pro
'Ttlon would f'n 1 a ! w'l at or near
i per cent. i
VOCATION A 1, I I I CATION'.
The movement for vots'lona! -duc.
tlon in this country it now in full
iwlng Six stat' a ready have more j
sr Ws com; lte systrnis of vocational j
training, and a nuraher of others are j
"onsiflerliig !e:ution to introduce lu- j
0 the pc.bl'o achoola work tba' wi'l fit j
Jots and girls more directly for earn- I
1 ( a living Iu order to aid In the J
noveniwnt tho National Society for the
Promotion of Indti'rV. Kducatioti has j
iPrmd a brief explicit sta'ement of '
a hat it cor.n'.ders r(.e ilk a principle '
ihat should linderlle the proposed leg- ;
Islation, au l tjie I'nl'ed States bureau '
f ed neat leu, while not iving official ,
ludorseTDent to ths program as a
hois, la eiu5:r g copies of the pamph- l
je'.n To those who app'y for it.
What ere the essentials of a state
lystem of practical education? The
loeisty'e circular endeavors to answer
I'.i Is question. In a few short non
technical paragraphs It sums cp oer
la'n of the firridameEuU policies of to
latlonal fed j cat Um as this soderr sees
t. It urges state aid to the local com-iun:(i-s.
ft recognises four fields of
rotational trainius es the kind the
late . -iiht to furti'ii'i its I ijs and
tirU- ' ':! iftrial eoji atlim for work-
1 trHi,'t-s :.! :rd 'f;es and in
'. ' 'r: : rst education
j-iMTi ..ii fiu. at.on
for clerk- salesmen, etc. ; and "house-
hold arU education" for non-wage-earn-
ing occupations connected with the
home. In other words, the sta'-e ought
to make it possible for children to re
ceive In the public schoolB instruction
that will fit them directly for produc
tive employment In any of these use
ful occupations. Instead of sending
them out with little or no training for
the real work they are going to do.
Experience baa already been suffi
cient to Indicate in what kind of
schools this vocational training can be
given. The circular cites a number of
trpps of schools, some based on Euro- j
pean models, otters on Amerlan prac
tice, among them the following: The
all-day vocational schools, where the
pupjiB caa 8peL(j al least one year In
iT ea3r.i0red mav mm for a. few hours I
learn week; the evening schools in ln
Cec , dustry or agriculture, for persons over
16 Tears of ace who work durinr the
'day; and similar evening schools or
claaeee In household arts.
It Is significant that the Elx states
that have already eet tip systems of
vocational education Maasachusetts,
New York, Connecticut, New Jersey,
Wisconsin and Indiana have long had
excellent schools. The newer educa
tion which they are Introducing Is not
oiuuf - u lu Jyiin-e me viu, liu; iu sup
I pleme.nt It; to give training for a ape-
c!Cc emPloTInent ln addition to the
regular schooling, so that the boys and
girls may he more efficient and willing
; workers, as well as better educated in
THE SHORT BALLOT.
T-Vn. 1- 1 ' 1 lIe I T1
. ekrted and the balance appointed, is-
receiving quite general approval
throughout, the states, and apparently
Is working well in the commonwealths
where It has been adopted. At the be
ginning of the year 11 of the governors
of the 6tates in inaugural addresses
and other significant statements, gave
t.hir hearty approval hereto; and few
have fallen Into the mistake of lesser
pol'ticians in regarding the measure
as a mere paper-saving device.
In Michigan Governor Ferris advo
cated a constitutional amendment pro
viding that only the governor and lieu
tenant governor be elected, the bal
ance of the state officers being appoint
ed and degtgnated to act as his cabi-
; net. Similar recommendations in ef-
feet were made by the governors of
i Colorado and North Dakota. The gov
; ernor of Iowa says: "When you w ant
; repre&enta'ion. elect; when you want
administration, appoint." and from this
: text he discourses at length on the
j question of divided responsibility
! which conies when, as In that state,
j even the railroad commissioners, clerk
! and reporter of the supreme court, and
' superintendent of puhl'.r Instruction
The governor of Ohio
fashion follow the governors of TVyo j
nu"K. vi asnnigron ana Illinois, wnue i
governor Sulzer of New York has glv- j
'n a lorcuiie miormai indorsement,
Altfgether it now appears that the
1 sani plan whic h has a-lwayg been op-
erative in the national government will
preseutly be adop'ed in ilie states.
counties and towns. Always the pres-
ident and vice president and the sen-
ana repreSen,auves nave ueon
elected, and the complete administra
tive staff appointed. ,er in The states
the chief executive Judges and the leg-
islature. In counties the supervisors
Justices and in cltWs the mayor, coun -
ic l and city Judge might be elected and
he balance of the officials appointed
and this with more concentration of
power nnd better administration of
It Is at any rate a plan worth con-
' lderat lou.
A WHISTLER PICTURE.
The Story cf Henry Irving'i Portrait
as Philip II.
T h m riiiAAP -tiMe inn ltorna f9 m tviV.
hire are Illustrated by the history of j "Me of the Boy Scout, of Amer
the portrait by Whistler ef Henry Ir- !ta 'n Miami. Fla.. is a hearty endors
vlng as Philip II. of ?nnln. now hang-1 er of the scout movement. "I believe
Ing In the Metropolitan ranaenm. In I in tn8 ,cout moy.ment," he says. "be
New York. Whistler at a precarious I , . ., ,
.ma , n. e',aa It teaches ths boys an ldeai
jti iv vi His . 4i i rr i iipbbu i- .m iiiruu
; . . ....
1 " !l I?
, ......... ., -
men piayiug. i mi:y ii. ine ponrau
was raintfd and Irvln" much nleas-
ed. reauested Whistler to let him buv
It and to name a price not too high
i for his s ender purse. Having bad the service. ine coy boouls in service
pleasure of Whistler's acquaintance, j measure the days by their contribu
1 the writer can Imagine the following tion to others. If we do everything
I conversation: ; for self w don't count for much, and
"Not too high, Jimmy! Ton know
aba that actors now, modestly. Jim
"My dear Irving, 'tis a masterpiece,
hut you shell have It for a song let
us say a thousand pounds."
"Too mu'-h. Jimmy too mnchr
Whistler kept the portrait. Boon
after. In one of those unpleasant expe
rience which be shsred with bis
great master. Rembrandt, he was sold
nut f r aVi PmhrAiiit waa m'. A I
out only twice. The "BufterCy" un
derwent three such forced sales.
Irving beard of the sale. Cnknown
to Whistler, he was able to buy his
portrait at the auction for a sonf. and
then In a spirit of friendly retaliation
he invited the "Butterfly" to dinner.
Aft ,he coffee snd cigar he remsrk-
ed. "Aha. my dear Jimmy, you mint
see my latest acquisition!" and Invited
him In to see bis pictures, not men
tioning the fact that he had bought
the portrait Whistler went from one
picture to another, critlclsic g. admir
ing, with that subtle, biting wit of his.
and. coming in front of the portrait,
he irayly remarked: "Aha! What have
ve here? My congratulations, Henry
the best riture in your collection!"
lie never turned a hair. This picture
after Irving death brought $25,000
at a action in London, aiid we are,atided on him with both fists. She
i luckjr tojjare it .here now. Xfcis wai
The Genial Cynic
BY CHARLES GRANT MILLER.
CONSOLATION FOR MISTAKES.
Never mind your mistakes.
The people who make mistakes lead the world.
The perfect people work for them, running errands
and counting columns of figures.
Only trifles are always true. Every great and seri
ous truth has an obverse aide which is also true.
Prof. William James waa the greatest psychologist
of our day, but the beat he could do la defining truth
"The truth la simply what will work."
The genius la not the man who never made mistakes,
who had a chance thrust on him, who was endowed and
all that; he la the man who had no chance and was nctf
gifted, but who toook the raw material of life and fate
as he found it and made something fine
The only perfect person you will aver
Don't envy the faultless; they're the
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Associated Press rose to the oc
casion. The events of inauguration
week culminating in the inauguration
of Wilson and Marshall were graphic
ally and eloquently reported. The best
of the writing was not In the quota
tions. It Is a signal triumph to bring
together in vivid picture a panorama,
with Ira changing views and great
variety of detail. Birch aa characterised
the 4th of March In Washington. I
Really the inaugural ball, at a little j
distance. Is not missed, there was so j
much beside of dazzling brilliancy to I
command attention. The Associated
Press, says the Sioux City Journal. I
supported by Intelligent newspapers,
brought the appearances and pictur
esque ceremonies under the eye of the
people everywhere throughout the
Vnited States, and presented eloquent
sketches to all reading peoples in for
ign lands. The average citizen, fol
lowing the symmetrical lines of the
skilled writers, may find the story so
complete and the course of It so
smooth, as to fail to note the art with
which it is assembled and presented.
The mot of the story is new to
those who lined Pennsylvania avenue,
craned their necks and were diverted
by shovers and by things happening
to their toes. The actual spectators
were treated to a fragment. They saw
a horse champing the bit; they heard
the blare of a band, and they heard
shouts of, "There he goes!" But they
THE PARTING WORD
fPenver Times. 1
One last word of praise and com
mendation for William Howard Taft
before we. leave him to his musty
tomes and duaty law books in )New ,
Haven; a parting proof that there is
genuine worth, a solid and Bubstan-
ttaI generosity behind
Taft retiring from the White
house, did not loot the premises, leav-!
Ing Mr. Wilson to begin at the bot-1
torn of housekeeping and home build- J
ing. Mr. Taft owned many things in ;
the household utensil line from a nut-
mec srater to a fur rue; from a moi!e- 1
. trap fo an olearjdt;r in an ex-washtub.
, Mr. Taft uke tem all educing
his successor to pauperism m the mg he displayed a magnificent self
way of furnishings? He did not! ! sacrifice and immolation of person? 1
Hanging in his private office the room ' desire that his successor and the
I he smilingly but probably with an
j row WIsonhe left, n a 8pirit 0?'hl8 existence, the fixed luminary bv
,hirim. nv,,m, or, v,o.ffi i- ..w.i. u -v.-.-,..,
denial, his one priceless possession, a
rramea picture or i neoaore Kooseveit.
Think of the drab and sombre days
before Mr. Taft in his pedagogic du -
BRYAN PRAISES BOY SCOUTS
William Jennings Bryan, secretary
of staue. who has been watching the
and an Ideai !a everrthtne It edvea
him the hirhest Ideal nossibleand
vou have no Ideal hleher than Thrist
service :s ine meaning oi
' greatness It is true that he who is
th9 greatest is he who is of the most
we ahould measure Ufs not by what
we ft out of It but by what we put In-
a legitimate advance in pries, and the
picture Is worth It The few pounds
that Irvine; paid wss one of those for
rultous bssards of the auction room.
Saturday Evening Post.
WOMAN FELLS BRUTE WHO
SEEKS TO MISLEAD HER
Chicago, March 1$. Chicago may be
"no place for a minister's son," as was
said onee upon a time, but no such aa-
nersiona were ever mada retarding a
M's Ora Rose is the foster daugh-
ter of Rev A. X. Mills of the First
Methodist, church of Whe-lin W v
Miss Rose is a recent arrival and
was seeking employment. At Clark
and Chestnut streets yesterday she
was approached by a kindly appearing ' Tl a " T. 6 J o-u-man
and accepted bia invitation to i b Harrothb.
take her where she would land a good
- - ,wu""6
house at 160 Chestnut street. She de -
cluw-d. He tned to drag her. The
young woman dropped her purse and
I s standing over him, waiting the ar-
out of lL
meet la the perfect fool.
biggest frauds of ua all
i actually saw very little and heard less
of the things worth reporting. There
is where the team work of the Asso
ciated Press took precedence. and
where the advantages accorded its
working force came into play. As a
result the Associated Press was every
where where it was important to be.
and later the work of the artists was
assembled, under the hands of mas-
ters, for the full length panorama for
the admiration of a waiting nation.
Perhaps The best show for the visitor
was after the parade, and after the
surging masses on the line of march
had scattered and made room for
themselves. The scene of the even
lag, with its wonderful lights, the pic
tures in electricity of surprising glory,
accompanied by magnificent display of
invention in fireworks, gave everybody
a better chance in his own right. No
inaugural day was ever more bril
liant, or more suggestive of the high
cost of living. To great extent, to be
sure, it was the quadrennial gala day
of the city of Washington, with the
figure of the new administration for
setting; hut it also was the day of all
the people, bearing their illustration
of popular rule.
The hurlyburly did not disconcert
the Associated Press. It did ifs skill
ful work without flurrying a nerve, as
an artist might paint his ideal in leis
urely time in the quiet of his studio.
In passing it is well to lift the hat. to
the Associated Press.
ties at Yale when, without the por
trait to gleam down ou him. he must
depend on the feeble and future cheers
of half-baked students fcr sustenance
Consider the dark and
stilly watches of the n'ght when he
will awake from troubled dreams to
see in the moonbeam's fitful and ghost
ly flicker no peaceful, quieting picture
of Mr. Roosevelt to lull him back to
A drifting Fhip without a rudder,
An explorer without a compass. A
child without au apron string. Mr.
Taft will wander the sunset trails of
1 If t unnilnturl nnni,l...i o.iH :niuH it
was the only thing he left, this pic-
ture of Mr. Roosevelt but in the leav-
1 country might retain what to him
Mr Wilson is happv the countrv is
, nappy but Mr. Taft's sun of life Is
i happy but Mr. Taft's
; totally eclipsed. To him it is the tot
Mering walls, the cataclysm, the end.
to lt So this scout movement teaches
the boy of the importanoe of doing !
something for others.
"No, you cannot avoid a deep in
terest in the boy. I am interested in !
the scout movement because it gives ;
the boy something to do. The best :
thing that you can do for the boy is to
rlvn him something to rto T hoiievo
I that we must recoini the desire nf
the bov to do somethtrs- therefora tho
, movement observes our support
I believe m the movement because
I it teaches the boys cooperat'on. Some
say tnat cooperation measures a
man's sanity. Cooperation multiplies
the efficiency of the individual. So
these boys are brought together and
taught the important lesson of work
J rival of police or pedestrians, when he
j sisldeniy arose and bolted
The man is described as 45 years
old, weighing about ISO pounds, and
wearing a light overcoat and black
derby hat It's the same description
i given by a score or more of other wo
men who recently hve complained
to the East Chicago avenue station.
Mies Ros reeldes at 51 Washington
place. Her father la a hardware deal
er at Mauoon, IU.
Dwlght. III.. Factory Burned.
I '-lac. - March 18 -Fire destroy,
fT4 th ,actory of the J. A. Spencer
Ha Preea company at Dwlght last
uipui. me toss is estimated at from
: $75,000 to J100.000. The factory waa
Dwight's chief Industry. Fire also
1 A c m a tyaA m lores -..w t
. ... . ir 1 i . .. .
Burned to Death in Home.
A a. TTI , I i. to TT
. ai o lui la. ill.. ii r in in tin rrv I i
: v.dner, no ivea on a farm three
, miles north of this city, was burned
, to death in his farmhouse Sunday
! nUht. His body was almost entirely
! consumed by flames that destroyed the
"Man wants hut iitile here below" once
that perhaps was true;
I have no r'Rht to shlnk I know, no more.
Indeed ISjkve you;
Man may have once been satisfied to
skimp alone somehow.
But It la not to be denied that much ia
There waa a t'me when eg--s were not
quite worth their weight In gold.
When bacon did not co!"t a lot and steaks
were cheaply sold.
When Uans and bread and milk and
cheese bad nnt. in fact, obtained
A place among the luxuries from which
the poor abstained.
Man needs a fortune here below to live
In comfort now;
No wonder that the wrinkles show so
plRlnly on h!s brow;
He has to have a lot to drive starvation
from his door.
And month by month they still contrive
to keep him needing more.
Suddenly there was an awful crash.
The express wagon waa flung Into the
ditch by the roadside, where it settled
Into a shapeless mass. The old horse
that had been attached to it, having
been stripped of harness, trotted. In
rather a frightened w-ay, down a lane.
away from danger. The automobile
that had caused the damage whizzed
away, the driver doubtless having
thought it useless to stop for the pur
pose of offering first aid to the In
jured or finding out the extent of the
havoc which had been wrought.
Presently from beneath the wreck
age In the ditch a man crawled,
bleeding at several of his poree and
In various places protruding through
his raiment. Slowly and painfully he
rose to his feet, and then, seeing the
i automobile rushing away in the dis
' tance, he permitted a smile of sweet
j satisfaction to overspread his face as
j "Hal 'Twas a good Joke meself
played on that felly. He thought I
was goin' to tur-rn out av the road fer
"If I consented
to be your wife,"
she asked, "would
agree to al-
ways hook my
waists down the
back without com
plaining?" "Good heavens,1
he replied, "do
you expect the
women are going
t0 wpar thft kind ot waists forever?"
"I'm in a very difficult position."
"What's the trouble?"
"Well, in a moment of enthusiasm
I asked a certain girl to be my wife
and she accepted me. Now I find that
1 don't love her, and I don't know
! h Vm Ing to get out of it
inata easy enough. Just get her
to sit down with you some evening
uu u:'JOU ' Lg oul now we"
you ue auie. to live on your eai-
Help to make the world some brighter,
You can do it. If you will;
Tou can make your own load lighter
As you etruggle up the hill.
If you have no cause for lending
Cheer '.o others in their woe,
Get the habit of pretending
All Is well and make It so.
"Did you ever pause to consider the
mischief you might get into if you
were not kept busy working for a
"No. What's the use dreaming of
pleasures you know you never can
Just remember that nobody can
ever take away a beautiful day or a
plendid hour which you have enjoyed.
A Severe Test,
drrliug. when I
intdred-ns if i
you I feel
some perfect thir- She Mavhe vou
, could order a ' .h.t I
! like without .-on-ultlne me - I'ncfc
"Good Inck" resalta from well direct
j ej efforta to succeed.
1 -fM Vs&k.
The Daily Story
JACK AND THE HAT BY CLARISSA MACKIE!
Copyrighted. 191J. by Associated Literary liureau.
Jack Pelafleld left the offices of Penn '
Padd and walked toward the de
"Going downr called the operator,
and Jack slid along the corridor and
caught tba car. As the door crashed be-'
hind him and the car dropped down
an ascending car swooped upward and
Jack had a glimpse of a familiar bat. j
A smart little hat It was of black and
white, with a hint of rose color some-;
where about It, j
Of course Jack did not see all these
details aa the car passed him. Hs was
recollecting the hat as he had last seen j
It upon tho small, haughtily poised ;
head of Laura Hazen. He had eicel- i
lent reason to remember that hat, for .
she had nodded it at him as she dis-'
missed him forever. It had all been ,
about a very trivial matter. He hnd
almost forgotten the quarrel now. Of
course Laura was In the right She hnd
a provoking way or always proving :
herself In the right. He Imagined that t
he was quite broken hearted over his
shattered romance, but so far he hud ;
managed to retain a most excellent ,
appetite, although he avoided the op-
posite sex like a pestilence. j
As to the quarrel, It came from a ,
man's not liking to have his fiancee '
dance modern dances with any one ex-1
cept himself. Laura didn't see any I
reason why ahe shouldn't dance them j
If she wanted to. She Intended to go I
to a subscription ball, nnd he objected, -yes, please."
ssying he feared the company, not to j ..j m'!lT.'cnn nnii inquJre after the in
speak of the dancing, might be very ! infr'" ho asked.
Indiscriminate. He could not approve ;
of the turkey trot, bunny hug or tango, j
Laura had pouted and fretted to such j
an extent that the result was a quarrel. I
She really cared very little about the
dance, but was determined to make i
Jack bend to her will. Then, too. as j
she told him, she felt her pride Insult- i
ed by his assuming that she would j
dance the modern dances in any except ;
"proper form." I
And now this confounded hat hnd !
flashed past him to remind him that 1
the girl under It was no longer his
sweetheart He wondered if Laura had !
not forgiven him by this time if she j
was not sorry. Terhnps If he met her
casually in the corridor of this build
ing, for Instance? she might betray her
Lingering in the vestibule, staring
senselessly up at the directory on tho
marble wall, the Impulse came to him
suddenly. He would ko up to the twen
tieth floor again and perhaps meet her.
He would walk all the way downstairs
nnd perhaps see her In one of the cor-
Llke many Impulses, it was a
foolish one. Nevertheless he entered
an elevntor and went skyward.
At the top floor he got out. walked
down the long deserted corridor to It.s
cuu, cuiue uio ik nun muhi.i ut:?ciiii-u
the stairs. The corridor of the nine
teenth floor was equally deserted, and
he laughed at himself for his folly.
She might huve passed him in the ele
vator as he came up. She might be
going down In any one of the elevators
that glided up and down.
On the eighteenth floor he was re
warded for his folly. He had paced
to the farthest end of the corridor and
was coming back, approaching the ele
vators, when a door opened and the
smart little hat came out. Jack ltela
fleld would know Laura's graceful fig
ure anywhere. She always wore some
shade of gray, and the tailor gowu
she had on now fitted to perfection.
She walked rapidly ahead of hhu. her
heels tapping the polished floor, nnd
he hastened to overtake her. The least
she could do would be to throw him
of her Willingly haughty
glances, and as she h.-id already broken
his heart onc it was immune now. j
He neared her and .said eagerly.
She stopped suddenly, half turned, i
slipped on the glitteriug floor and sat
down In on Ignominious heap at his
feet. She tilted back the alluring hat
and turned a lovely. Indignant counte
nance toward him the face of a per
"I beg your pardon!" vociferated
Jack humbly. "I really thought it was
someliody else. Will you fiermit me to
"No; thank you." she said Icily. "Ton
look like a gentleman," she added cut
tingly. Jack placed his hat on his. head and
Jammed it down. "Of course I'll go if
you want me to." be said, "only as I
am responsible for your being down
there I should lll;e to lie assured that
you are not Injured. Permit; me to re
peat my apologies."
He went on down the corridor, call
ing himself all sorts of names for tils
asinine behavior. He beard a sliding,
slipping sound and an exclamation of
pain and hastened back to where the
girl sat on the floor. Her face was
quite pale now.
'I believe I twisted my snkle when
I went down," she murmured,
Without a word Jack leaned over
and lifted her to her feet. She sway
ed and leaned against him.
"This Is dreadful! it's the right
foot If you can assist me downstairs
I'll take a car home."
"Take a cab you mean," corrected
Jack In a repressed tone. "I wish I
there were words, enough to tell .you '
bow badly I feel about this." He
slipped his walking stick into her
hand, and, supporting her on the other ,
side, they reached the elevator and '
went down to the lower floor. 1
"Accidents will happei," said the j
girl, with a faint smile. "I suppose
anybody would say it was the fault of
my high heeled ahoes."
Jack Delafleld looked down at the
weet face so near bis arm and mar
veled at the fineness of her clear skin,
the soft brown of her eyes, with their
sweeping dark lashes; the mist of
black hulr against her white forehead.
She was the loveliest girl be had ever
aeen. and Lauru Hazeu's mere prettl
ttess seemed artificial by comparison.
He beckoned a Laricab and placed
her lusfde. "I hope yon will permit
me to luquire after the Injured foot.
I fee! In a great measure responsible
for the accident." he said, with an
anxious frown knitting his handsome
brow. "You see. I thought I recog
nized the hat nnd believed it belong
ed to Miss llnzen. That Is my only
excuse for addressing you." He spoke
pleadingly aud did not understand the
laughter that came into her eyes and
the pink flush that returned to her
"The hat did belong to Laura Ha
ren." she laughed. "So did the gown.
So yon cannot be blamed for recognis
ing tliem. can you? Laura Hazen la
my cousin, and well. Vm the country
cousin, you see. nnd Laura is perfectly
dear about giving me tilings to wear,
and as I live in a little country town
noliotly knows that my clothes are not
Jack Pebitleld was assailed with a
multitude of stnince emotions. That
this glvl to whom he felt strangely at
tracted should be Iuir. Hazen's cous
in was merely another oue of those
complications that life Is a' ways pre
senting. Suppose ho wanted to see
more of this Klrl. would nor relation
ship to bis former sweetheart make
any difference? Would It make any
difference to Laura to the girl her
self? But he was r.ot sorry ho had met
"Ton wish to go to the nazens?" lie
"Certainly," she said cordially. "It
Is much better already."
He stepped back, lifted his hat and
watched her depart with n little sink
ing at the henrt. This fueling was dif
ferent from any he hud ever experi
enced before. He told himself that his
engagement to Laura Ilnren had been
a mere farce. Why, they hnd quarrel
ed every time they met. and their en
gagement tiad merely been the outcome
of n desperate flirtation. This was very
different. So he nssured himself while
he wnited for the return of the taxi
cab. He paid the man. dlsmlased him
aud then went to his club for dinner.
After dinner he was chagrined to dis
cover that he could not send a box of
roses to the girl he hod met in the cor
ridor because he didn't even know her
name. As a matter of fact he found
himself thinking entirely too much of
his new acquaintance. The next day
as tho time drew near when he might
call ot the Hazen home and make In
quiry for the sprained foot he was
filled with a sense of unfulfilled obliga
tion toward Laiirn naren.
When he had met her fair eonstn in
the corridor be had had it on the tip
of his tongue to seek a reconciliation
with Lauru; now he felt It his duty to
seek that reconciliation, and if Lanra
really cored for him In spite of her pro
tests to the contrary then their broken
engagement must, be renewed. If, on
the contrary, she refused to see him,
then then lie must, he would, become
better acquainted with her cousin.
"Miss Hazen Is out, sir," said the
servant when Jack culled at the hand
"Is her cousin in J" asked Jack hope
fully. ".Miss Tyson? I will inquire, air."
Jack sat in the reception room and
twiddled his hat. on the end of Ida stick
in more trepidation that he had ever
felt before. When he heard the slow,
dignified approach of the servant his
heart thumped noisily.
"Miss Tyson will see you, sir. She ia
In the library."
Jack found her In the familiar room
where he had once interviewed Laura's
father on a matter-of great Importance
then. She was bitting In a big chair
near the table, and a magazine lay
open before her. If she was lovely In
street clothes she was beautiful In the
soft white house frock she wore with a
string of coral lieads around her throat.
"I am confined to my chair, you see,"
she said, with a gay little laugh. "The
foot is much better, but 1 must not
step upon It until tomorrow."
Jack sat and talked to Miss Tyson to
the very limit of time allowed a polite
call, and then he arose reluctantly. Be
fore he culled again be must have a
final understanding with Laura. He
owed that to bis own conscience?, it
was Laura herself who solved this vex
Juxt as lie arose to go the door opened,
and she entered, her bind tucked fa
miliarly In the arm of Lester Klake,
one time Jack's dangerous rival snd
now evidently a successful one A lilg
diamond blazed on the third finger of
Laura's ungloved hand, and the sight
of It loosened something that was tight
ening Jack's throat.
Laura stood there nn Instant, taking
In the scene, her cousin Hitting by the
table. Jack's K.-ize fixed on the elrl's
unconscious loveliness, and then the
liht that leaped fo his eves when he
saw the engagement ring on Laura's
finger. If she felt a pang of wounded
vanity Laura's present happiness was
sufficient to banish It.
"I ask your congratulations. Jack,"
she said saucily. "And you may have
mine some dav."
March 18 in American
Rlrtu In South Carolina of John
C Calhoun. Jiemocratlc states
man arid leader In the "old south;'
died in Washington Nov. 31. 1S.VJ.
1003 fJenernl Schuyler Hamilton,
grandson of Alexander Hamilton
and veteran of tie Mexican
civil wars, died; horn lS'JO.
Shelter of Safety.
"Let us go into this department store
Tintil the shower is over."
, "I prefer this harness shop," said her
Jjuabund. "You won't see so many
things you want Pittsburgh Pot.