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THE ROCK ISLAXD ARGUS, TUESDAY, AfRTU 8, 1913.
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Tuesday, April 8, 1913.
There Is to be no tinkering with the
lariff. It is to be intelligently remod
eled and promptly, too.
Congress wouldn't back up Taft in a.
'ariff reform move. It Is hacking up j
Wilson, hoeer. Different men. I
Little Montenegro was first In the '
war nnd is the last to ome out of it,. 1
Those mountaineers would rather fight j
II"nry Clay, a Philadelphia political i
boss, ha.s been sentenced to prison for
graftiiig. To what baser uses can a
treat name t put?
TRADES ri jif V
- ; - Would you win. concentrate both
President Wilson recognizes the tar- j mind nnd energy In one chosen pnr
iff as th- paramount issue in the elec- suit. This Is the power that drives
tion which lie won. And he tells con- , ahead.
grcFn by word of mouth as well as by j Edwin P.ooth plnyed every day the
written word tha' the paramount duty ' same characters, and Joseph .Jefferson
is to revise it. stuck to Rip Van Winkle until It be-
came a part of his personal identity.
IH'.ANk "WHITK Ml II " j n n,nn ' 'rit,nsp purpose, Don't
A yuh of "'2 veRrs in Kansas City
drank an alcoholic conibinat ion Known
as "while mule" the. oth'-r Sunday.
Then lie went inio a store, ntole a re
volver and proceeded to shoot. One
bullet grazed a nun's head and Hiiotti
r struck a 14 year (hi boy. injuring! as chemist, fiddler, statesman and buf
Uim ho badly flint he lay in a hospital ; foon.
'.loveriti;; between hfe and deatji for a Madison C. I'eters In Detroit Free
ek. I Press.
And this causes the Kansas t'itv I
Star to wisely remark: I
I "If people weren't accustomed to it, !
4o ou supiiose they v. otild s'and for.,
a minute the sale of a drug about
town which very dav or two turns
tome 'nice young fellow
ji la! maniac?"
into a llomt- :
tin: li i.i.I'iiom: .ii:i,
'With the genet al calamity that has
'.alvi ii place in the Hooded cities of the
middle went and wi;,h all the hc's of
tieroimi that have been displayed in
ccnie ci ion 'tli th-in, anions the
heroes and hneiie the telephone girl
Clauds out in a good light.
;. As Hoods have rushed ocr cities,
tearing away bouncy, factories aud rail
roads, and people have sea' tiered hel
per sKehor, the telephone flrl has sat
ill her tower and spread the warning
ztf destruction and stuck to her post,
ihe has not i-eased her work uuti! the
'.elephone building tottered and the
spider w ebs of wire have gone dow u
Uito the wreck and ruin.
A very pathetic story is told of the
girl iiuitiMKT of the telephone ex
ehatige in one of the greut floods of ihe
Jast several years ago. The girl mana
ger of the exchange, with her assist
ant, notified everybody 'hat they pos
sibly could reach in the valley. Filial
ly the youug manager sent all of her
OTew to quarters of safety, while she
stayed lo riug a few more. She went
down in the destruction of the city
and with the building in which Uie
ifntral offloe was located.
! Iyi thereafter her body was found
a the debris of th t it y and the mud
)t the valley, but the steel circle was
till on her head and the receiver as
at her ear.
They buried her as they found her.
leuvlng that steel frame as a hsio of,
honor aud glory arouud her head. !
In these many diallers that have
fVUowed .each other In such rapid suc
3ess on, we hate not found any cade
where any telephone girl was wanting
either lo devotiou or heroism. I
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ANOTH Kit H4MPI.K OF THK Fl'ltrr:
In going upon the floor of congress i
today to deliver hi first message to j
the '.egislative departuvent of the gov
ernment. President Wilson has afford
ed another example of the real de
mocracy toward which he is bringing
back the uMtges of the government.
Not since the days of the early presi
dents has such a course been pursued.
And while, therefore. It Is an innova
tion. It is entirely proper, and, as a
muter of fact. It is a policy that the
people will applaud.
It U the act of the commoner.
By the act the president does not
f ssume the role of a dictator, but on
the contrary, the servant of the peo
ple rtther than the ruler.
In all these later years. In al'. these
many years, the executive has been
content to send his message to con
gress by messenger. In all too many
instances these meesages. however
well meaning aad sincere and earnest,
have been merely perfunctory, or at
least mainly so.
Too often, too, have they been wear-Isoii-.'
in. length nnd detail.
" t so with President Wilson's mes
f . - h'h came from his own lips
!.' e r)if two branches of congress
jo:u: eebica today. His
message is eo brief and yet bo com
plete that H is not capable of misun
derstanding or misconception. It Is
short but to the point, so much so that
he who runs may read.
So it was with his inaugural address,
which was a classic in itself.
He demands certain forms of legis
lation, not In the name of the presi
dent, but In the name of the people.
He calls upon congress to enact re
forms that have been pl?dc;ed and con
tracted for. The congress must keep
He sets forth the platform pledges
of the democratic party upon which
i he, in common with the senators and
representatives in congress assembled, j
were elected by the people. j
And without equivocation or evasion
he asks that the word of a er3t party
so given to th people be kept.
And congress will respond to 'he lt- J
ter. for we are getting back to the
days of the real democracy when there '
is something more than a title in poli"- i
I leai designation.
In name and in platform r.nd in ac- ;
tion the party of the people is to ir.eau
something und-r Wilson.
More power to the pre:dont of the
don't know "Everything.
But Try to Know One Thing Better
Than Anybody Else.
Don't dabble In too ninny things:
don't scatter yourself on too many
lines; don't study too ninny languages.
Better be able to speak one correctly
and know something worth doing.
Douglas .lerrold said lie knew a man
with twenty-four languages, but who
hnd not nn iden In any of thera.
Coleridge whs a man of gigantic ln-
i tellectual enpa'ity. and when Charles
I-auib heard of his death he wrote to n
friend. "Coleridge is dead and is said
to have left about 40xt treatises on
nietti physics and divinity and not one
of them complete."
Know everyuQlnc. Know one thing net-
ter than anybody else.
Avoid as you would the plague being I
A man so various thnt he seemed to be
i Not one. but all mankind's epitome;
' j Stiff In opinion, always In the wrong,
' Kvrytl:lnR 1V star's ami nothlrc I'm.
! I:nt In flu. cfinr of nnn rovnli-int- ,tii.ti
THE ISLAND OF JERSEY.
Once Separated From France
Only by a Narrow Stream.
There was n time when a reverend
bishon nlwavs walked from France to 1
'.Jersey on n plunk. This sounds some-
what like n modern P.londin perform-
AT Tin; i atiee. nnd one could Imagine the crowd But returning to the "farmers' bulle
I that would r.ssei.i'.le to witness such ; tins," I have gotten up a select list of
a Teat, in reality it was an event or
common occurrence during the sixth
Hxistins documents relative to the
monastery of .Mont St. Michnel. in Nor
mandy, reveal the fact that the island
was separated from the French district
of Coutances t'.v a narrow stream only
aud that the stream was bridged by a
The Inhabitants of .Jersey were com
pelled to keep this plank In (rood re
pair, for it was used by the bishop of
the diocese w hen he made his period
ical visits to that portion of his flock,
and the worthy prelate desired to ma!;e
the crossing in safely.
In the year 70! and again in the year
824 there were seismic disturbances,
called by ancient writers "cataclysms."
which submerged towns nnd forests on
the French coast, thus widening the
i stretch of water and making the sepa
ration of Jersey more complete. Lou
"Put Into a Book."
Thomas Mitton w;;s Pi. -kens solic
itor as well as his schoolfellow and 1
used to say that he was the on y one of
all of "Charlie's" friends whom the
novelist had never "put into a book." ;
Mltton's hearers smiled inwrrliy. be- j
cause they recognized obvi uis pieces I
of Mitton 1n several of the novels, the '
most conspicuous fragments lielus in
Wemmlck ("Great Expectations"! and
Tsppertit ("I'.arnnby Knd?e"i. Not
much In common, it may be said, be- i
tween these two eccentric. Nevertlie- '
less. Hfe beinc more various u:ore '
Inconsistent than fi.'tion. there he was
visibly Iii Kens was greatly and lot's:
attached to him. and it wis In a letter
to the Inwyer thnt he described most
ndmirnb'y the frightful raiiway acci
dent from wl : h lie escaped physically
unhurt, but jrravely shr.ken In nerve.
Meaning of Barber Po'es.
The barber Is the only profession"!
tntm whose emblem is a pole. The
emblem Is a pun A poll Is s head.
The verb "poll" menr.s to I.m off a
bead. The earliest barbers were, re
movers of beards "B.trhn" is Latin
for betird The French cnl.ed a man
who shear off beards a Imrli er. But
the bnrbler nlso removed hir from
the apex and adjoining regions of the
head. With the modesty ch.i met eristic
of msny professional men he mncnified
hie function and adopted for his em
blem a device which tnken In its full,
est significance would indicate that he
removed the entire head. Because
"poll" Is pronounced the same as
"pole" he concluded that a pole would
be the appropriate emblem of his pro
fession. Philadelphia iA'dser.
"Got a relay team at year school,
"A fast one, dfld "
"So I hear. Fetch It around Satur
day and ler's see how f:ist you c:tn re
lay come carpet." I-o',:uvi;ie Courier-
The Genial' Cynic
B7 CHARLES GRANT MILLER.
Is it not a little curious that a subject which is scarcely second to
any other in life gets no treatment of a strictly serious kind?
De Lesseps, who dug the Suez canal, was proposed
to when past 60 by a girl under 19 and married her.
Priscilla, m the "Courtship of Miles Standiah,"
asks: "Why don't you speak for yourself, John?"
Patti proposed to her husband in a peculiarly tact
ful way. He remarked to her one day: "All Paris
says we are engaged."
"Well," she said, "why not? I am sure I would be
Man's exclusiveness In the matter of marriage pro
posal dates .from the ages when woman was recognized
as little better than a slave, and man selected a wife
as he did a horse, and the one had no
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER,
CONGRESSMAN FROM THE FOUR
CSpccial Correspondence of The Argrus.)
Washington, April 5. Comparatively
few persons know
it, but Uncle Sam
pcfelrshes s o m
ing, and, In the
hands of those who
will read them,
on all sorts of- sub
jects. The t'Otern
ment each year
hires the best ex
perts obtainable to
write these docu
ments, and spends
hundreds of thou
sands of dollars to
have them" pub
lished. The pamph
lets are popularly
known as "Farm
ers' Bulletins," but
they are as much
sought after by
residents of cities and towns as by the
As congressman for the 14th district,
a part of my job is to see that the peo-
pie of my district, republicans or demo-
era's, men or women, boys and gins,
have their wants taken care of. That
is what I am here for, not the princi
pal thing, perhaps, but, judging from
the sizj of the mail that reaches my
desk daily, it is to be an important
part of my tasks.
1A1I, IS HEAVY.
I believe I can say without success
ful contradiction that my mall is the
heaviest of any member of congress.
I have four clerks in my office already.
The government pays one .nd I am
navin? for th other ihreo out of mv
.own pocket I stand ready to put on
'as many more as business warrants.
the most useful and popular ones. Any
resident of my district la lot of people
jfroiu all oer the country are writing
n:e for thitina ; i;d I would like to take
care of them but simply cannot do it),
is invited lo select the numbers that
j would be of the most use to him, not
xcecding five, and I will fill the order
, with rc:.l pleasure. Place a cross op
posite the numbers desired, cut out
this art'cle and mail to me at Wash
ington. He careful to give name and
Ftreet ad'lress. Stamps for return
postage are not necessary.
i LIST TO FI.KCT FROM.
Vcits: Composition and Cooking;.
Standard Varieties of Chickens.
Some '.":imon Rirds.
Fish as Food.
t'. Uito riseasc and Treatment.
S"ra.r n Krx.d.
J :).. -t Knetnles of Shade Trees.
N":es in Front.
Kca-ns. Feas. and Other Learumes
i : i .
!2. Kkrs and Their Fseg as Food.
l;tl Household Tests Tor Detection of
..'mn r s;:i ri ;.e ar.d KenovaJed Butter.
I'i .!..; ;!. ;! . Nutrition and Xu
i' v. . ill .f Food.
THIS BURLY COP IS
TERROR TO CRANKS!
Sergeant L. Dalryvple.
Sergeant C. L. Dalrymple Is an im
portant person in Washington. His
'job i to stand just inside the extou-
( I j i
more to say about it than the other.
164. Th Home Fruit Garden: Pre
paration and Care.
loT. rne Jfropagation oi fianis.
170. Principles of Horse Feeding.
172. Scale Insects and Mites on Citrus
173. Primer of Forestry. .Fart i: l ne
175. Home Manufacture and Use of
Unfermented Grape Juice.
177. Mquao Kaisins;.
182. Poultry as Food.
1S6. Beautifying; th Home Grounds.
IS 8. Annual Flowering; Plants.
If 8. Strawberries.
303. Canned Fruits, rPeserves. and
204. The Cultivation of Mushrooms.
218. The. School Garden.
281. Spraying for Cucumber ana Mel
183. Okra: Its Culture and Fees.
2J. IncuDation and Incubators.
248. The Lawn.
249. Cereal Breakfast Foods.
2".f. The dome Vegetable Garden.
;.r.fi. Preparation of Vegetables for
the Table. , .
28. Industrial Alcohol: tees and
?7a Modern Conveniences for the
27. Poultry Management.
4bl 1 ' u nf teirnit an FoOQ.
"ss! I'otatoes and Other Root Crops
as Food. . .
Food Value of Corn end Corn
8H1. llome-Grown Tea.
324. Hweet Potatoes.
332. Nuts and Their Fses as Food.
84:.. Some Common Disinfectants.
354. Onion Culture.
355. A Successful Poultry and Dairy
V u rnt
3r,7.' Methods of Poultry Management
at the Maine Agricultural nin:."..
SiS. Primer of Forestry . Part II
859. Canning Vegetables in the Kme.
S63. The L se or MiiK as r ouu.
89. How to Destroy Rats.
375. Care of Food in the Home.
377. Harmfulness of Headache Mix
sq Rread nnd Bread Makinar.
391. Economical Use of Meat In tha
89S. Habit-Forming; Agents.
406. Soil Conservation.
407. The Potato as a Truck Crop.
408. School Exercises in Plant Pro
duction. 4t9. School Lessons on Corn.
413. The Care of Milk ana Its Use In
423. Forest Nurseries for Schools.
42S. Testing- Farm Seeds in the Home
and In the Rural School.
4:'9. Industrial Alcohol: Sources and
431. The Peanut.
4?2. How a City Family Managed a
434. The Home Production of Onion
Seed and Sets.
442. The Treatment of Bee Diseases.
444 Remedies and Preventives
445. Marketing Epgs Through
449. Rabies or Hydrophobia.
45". Some Facts About Malaria.
452. capons ar.d Caponizing.
459. House Flies.
46S. Forestrv and Nature Study.
47S How to Prevent Typhoid Fever.
4M. Practical Methods of Disinfect
47. Cheese and Its Economical Lses
in Cue Diet.
490. Bacteria in Milk.
493. The English Sparrow as a Pest.
494. Lawns and Lawn Soils.
496. Rasing Belgian Hares and Other
497. Some Common Game. Aquatic,
and Rapacious Birds In Relation to
c-08. Comb Honey.
506. Food of Some Well-Known Birds
of Forest. Farm .and Garden.
610. Game Laws of 1912.
51S. Fifty Common Birds of farra
and Orchard. ,
Rl. The Production of Maple Syrup
52!. Canning Tomatoes at Home
In Club Work.
tive offices at the capitol and keep
cranks and undesirable persons from
getting in. He has qualified as an ex
pert In the work and has removed
many a crank without creating any dis
turbance. Dairy mple has served at the
job since 1898 and knows personally
more public men than almost any poli
'ician in the United States.
A Generous Rebuke.
Nicholas Wnin. one of the great men
of the time described in "The Colonial
Homes of Philadelphia and Its Neigh
borhood." had a wit as whimsical as
Lamb's, although there was less of it.
Annoyed by repented depredations
upou bis woodpile, be bought a cart
load of wood and sent it to the of
fender. "Friend." was the courteous expla
nation that accompanied the wood. "1
was afraid tbee would hurt thyself
falling off my woodpile." Youth's Com
panion. Uses of Enthusiasm.
"I didn't know you were an especial
admirer of the man who got elected."
"I'm not," replied the practical poli
tician. "Then why so much enthusiasm?"
"It's the only way I can suggest to
my constituents that maybe I have
some influence with him." Washing
And He Was Cruel to Her.
Lawyer 1 think I can get you a di
vorce, madam, for cruel and inhuman
I treatment, but do yon think your hus
band will fight the suit? Woman
I Fight: Why. the Hrtle shrimp dasn't
even come into a room where I ami
A Trying Role.
"Remember. Arthur, you are tbe son
if a gentleman. Try to behave like
ne for Just one day."
"All right, mother, but it will spoil
the whole day for me." Life.
He trained a goose to multiply and add
up and subtract;
He taught a spotted pig to waltx It was
a funny act;
Ho coaxed a billy goat to Jump through
hoops which were aflame.
He taught a chipmunk how to choose the
letters of Its nam.
But he could never learn to cease to use
his toothpick where
And when such action gave effense or
else he did not care.
He trained a dog to walk a rope and
taught a cat to pray.
He said himself this took hard work
which lasted many a day:
He hitched an alligator up and made It
pull a cart.
His perseverance was '.mmer.se, his teach
ing with an rt.
But he could never train himself, some
how, to save his life.
To Quit endeavoring to scoop his food up
with his knife.
He trained a mouse to dance a J!s. he
He had a carriage which was drawn by
harnessed bumble bees;
He taught a turkey gobbler how to bal
ance on his head.
And trained a duck to flatten out pre
tending to be dead.
But he could never train himself or else
he never tried
To speak good English and to put vul-'
"Do you see that larrie woman
with the diamond tiara and the be
"Yes. What Is remarkable about
her? She appears to be commanding
a good deal of attention."
"It is pretty well known that she
forced her daughter to marry old
Rockingham for his money."
"Oh. A self-made mother-in-law,
His Faulty Memory.
your husband a good
"Excellent, in some respects. He
can always remember the name of
every good-looking woman he meets,
but he can's seem to get over the
habit of forgetting to tend to the fur
"See that automobile the big. red
one there close to the sidewalk?"
"Yes. What about It?"
"Most remarkable. I've been, watch
ing it for twenty minutes. A messen
ger boy passed It a little while ago
without stopping to toot the horn."
GETTING IN LINE.
"You never have
won a medal for
you?" she sneered.
"No." he renlied.
"but I'm going to
earn one right
now. Will you be
Science," said Mr. Hooperewalt,
"has demonstrated that the earth
Goodness mel" replied his wife,
It's a good deal heavier fhan
Man and His Thoughts.
A man may think he is thinking and
still have glimmerings of Intelligence.
When he thinks other people think he
is thinking there is bo hope for him.
Good Word for John.
"You have a Bon in the regular
army, I believe?"
"Yes, Bill. Bnt John turned out all
right. He's workln' for a livin'."
When a man gets sick of a town
It is a sign that the town got sick of
"Sir, Radoif the lion has Just bittaa
off his trainers arm."
In that case Rudolf won't need any
dinner," said the heartlees proprtetoi
of the show.
The Old Time Foundry.
An auctioneer at a late sale of an
tiquities pot up a helmet with the fo!
lowing candid observation:
"This, ladies and gentlemen, is a hel
met of Romulus, the Human founder,
but whether he was a brass or iron
founder I cannot tell." tit Louis
rfOl II I Sill I
The Daily Story
MRS. PRINGLE'S INCUBATOR BY CLARISSA MACKIE.
Copyrighted. 1913. by Associated Literary Bureau.
Mrs. Pringle found the advertisement
In the pages of her favorite magazine, !
and after she bad read it carefully for i
the third time her great Idea came.
Times were rather hard with the
Pringles. Mr. Pringle. the wage earn
er of the family, had been sick for
three weeks, and be had suffered a
consequent loss of salary, while his
expenses had gone relentlessly on.
with the addition of doctor's fees and
bills for medicine. Now he was back
at his desk in the insurance office, and
bis loyal little wife racked her brains
to think of some way to earn money
and thns help George out of his finan
Then she saw the advertisement, and
the gTeat idea came to her. She put on
her hat and went directly to the sav
ings bank. Then she went home and
wrote a letter.
The Pringles lived in an apartment
In New York, and, besides a parlor,
dining room, kitchen and two bed
rooms, the architect had allotted them
an extra room, small and cubbyholey,
with one window opening on an air
shaft This room Mrs. Pringle had
used for a wardrobe, but in the seal
of her new endeavor she now packed
her pretty gowns Into all sorts of im
possible places and had Mary, the
maid, scrub the cubbyhole and wash
the one window.
"You're laying yonrself liable, ma'Da,"
waj-ned the expressman gloomily,
when the great idea had materialized,
in the form of a huge express crate.
"Liable to whst?" Mrs. Pringle had
demanded, with her haughtiest air. at
the same time forgetting to remind
the man that be had not given her SO
Nothing, ma'am," said the man
hastily, and he disappeared as If glad
to get away from the fourth floor of the
"I suppose he thinks I forgot that 60
cents." smiled Mrs. Pringle trium
phantly as she called Mary to help
her carry the crate into the cubbyhole.
"For the love of hlvin, mum. what
Iver have yez here?" gasped that hand
maiden as the crate dropped from her
"It's an Incubator. Mary," said her
"An Incubator? And wbarJver wonld
yez be doln' with it here?"
"Raise chickens," explained Mrs.
"Chickens! Maybe yez'll be kapin' a
cow, too. mum, and a bit of a pig,"
suggested Mary with irony.
"That will do, Mary," snid her mis
tress severely. "I am taking you into
my confidence because I want your
help in this matter, and I want to keep
it a secret from Mr. Pringle until It
proves itself a success. I've bought
several books on chicken raising, and I
know them by heart I've bought eight
dozen eggs of White rghorn fowls
you know they are very small and Just
the thing for an apartment bouse incu-
bator! I have a brooder ordered, too,
' and when the chicks are hatched the
brooder will hover thera like a mother
"Seems like them chicks ougliter have
a sifciit of God's blessed sunshine,
mum," commented Mary us she drag
ged the remnants of the ernte away.
"The sun shines directly down the
skylight at noon, Mary, and they will
have some then; but. you see. being In
cubator chicks, they probably do not
require sunshine. I should think elec
tric light would do very well."
, "Humph:" snorted Mary from the
"Mary?" called her mistress a little
"Yes, mum," responded Mary.
"Do you remember that blue velvet
suit I had last winter?"
"And winter before last," added Mary
"Of course, though it's almost as
good as new this minute."
"Except fer the skirt bein' cnt too
wide fer this sayson'a style." corrected
Mary, standiug pudgy and flat footed I
in the doorway.
"I was thinking of giving It to the
laundress, Mary. She's about the right
! s1ze-" observed Mrs. Pringie, with fine
' diplomacy. "I knew you wouldn't
cure ror it.
There was an uncomfortable pause.
"But I wouid be likin' it, mum."
cried Mary explosively. " "lis me that
always thought It the purtlest dress
yez ever had. Shure. that Ann Ma-
! 6U,re coma, nevfr get into the cost.
' sues tnnt stretched with wnshln and
bendin' over the tub. Thank you kind-
ly, Mrs. Pringle. I'll take tbe blue suit
as soon as yez Is ready to hand It over.
As for them blessed chicks, I'll watch
over thera like an old bin mesilf until
they come out, nnd divvle a wornid I'll
brr.the to Mr. Pringle until some foine ;
day I poke a blled chicken under his
nose at the table, poor man."
"Very well. Mary." smiled Mrs. Prin
gle. "We will have to see that the
lamp doesn't get to flaring, and we
must be careful that the temperature
is kept Just so. If you'll run out and
get some kerosene I'll start the thing
There was much enthusiasm over
the Installation of the incubator In tbe
Pringle apartment. The element of
secrecy that surrounded the undertak
Ing only added to Its attractiveness In
the eyes of mistress and maid. All ;
j day long the little lamp at the end of
I tbe machine burned steadily and gave ,
forth a sickening odor that at last at- '
"acted the attention of Mr. Pringle. j
" bat is that smell. Irene r be asked
I CDe night at dinner.
Mrs. PriDgle's innocent nose sniffed
the air. "It's the vauilla sauce Mary
has made for tbe pudding.' she de
clared. Mr. Pringle shook his bead doubtful
ly. "Smells like a kerosene lamp.
Didn't koow we bad one in tbe she
bang." "Why should we burn borrid kero
sene when we have these lovelv elec-
trie lights?" dtmaudwd Mrs. Pringle
"Never mind. Irene; we can't ex
pect everything's going to be perfum
ed with violet In a thirty dollar fiat"
"How long will It take yon to get
ready?" asked her husband suddenly,
looking at his watch.
"Fifteen minutes." said Mrs. Prin
gle, for they were going to the theater.
"Get my clothes out of the wardrobe,
will you, dear?" he requested.
When the Pringles returned from the
theater Mary admitted them. Her
eyes wore a startled look, and she
beckoned mysteriously to her mistress,
who followed her Into the kitchen.
"What Is the matter, Mary?" she
Mary pointed a finger at the door of
the cubbyhole. "Some of them chick
ens is hatchln' out, mum, and what are
we to do with Mr. Pringle. mum?"
Fate solved that question almost as
she spoke, for there came the shrill
siren scream of fire engines and a rum
ble and tearing down the street with
a sudden pause.
"It's on the next block. I'm off.
Irene; don't sit up for me. dear," yell
ed ber husband as he dashed ont of
the room. -
"Let ns go In at once. Mary. T hsd
forgotten how the days were slipping
by and that It was time to expect the
chickens. Won't George be surprised?"
"Indade and he will, mum," agreed
They entered tbe cubbyhole and as
slsted seven anxious chicks into the
world. The brooder was waiting and
hovered them protectlngly.
"Isn't it too lovely for anything,
Mary?" cried Mrs. Pringle delightedly
as she examined the other eggs care
fully. "I believe these others will be
ont in the morning. I do hope their
reeplng will not arouse George's sus
picions." Several days elapsed before Mr.
Prlngle's suspicious were aronsed, and
then he said nothing to his wife. He
was a man of action, and he knew.
Just what steps to take in snch mat
ters as this one. He went directly to
the offices of the board of health.
"I live In the Myona apartments."
be explained to the official who met
him. "I'm dead sure somebody in
that house Is running an Incubator."
"An Incubator! Do you mean a baby
Incubator or a chicken Incubator?"
asked the man skeptically.
"A chicken Incubator. You can't fool
me. sir. Why, when I was a boy I
raised more chickens that way than
you can remember to bavo seen all
your life. I know the smell of the
wretched kerosene lamp; 1 recognize
the atmosphere of the brooder, and I
have heard the peeping of the chicks."
"Whom do you suspect?" asked the
"I don't know; I leave that for you to
find out." returned Mr. Pringle rather
tartly. "I'm furnishing you the infor
mation, and I thought perhaps you
could do the rest."
"I'll send an Inspector around,"
promised the official, and he at once
took down the name of the complain
ant. Mr. Pringle proceeded on his way to
business and thought no more about
the matter until he reached his home
There he found Mrs. Pringle suffer
ing from a severe attack of "nerves,"
while Mary hovered sympathetically in
the background. There was a strong
smell of disinfectant in the air.
"What's the matter? Are you sick,
Irene? What Is it, Mary?" Mr. Pringle
fired off these questions all nt once as
he tossed aside bis hat aud knelt be
side his wife.
But Mrs. Pringle could only moan
pitifully and refuse till explanation or
"Tell me what has happened, Mary,"
"Shure, 'twas the board of hllth as
raided the bulidln. sorr. It seems soma
black hearted traitor ran nnd tattled to
the board of hi 1th that souiebuddy wbs
a-kapin' of chickens In this bouse, and
so it come noon and there was a great
rurapusin around when they raided
lvery apartment in tbe house a looking
for chickens, sorr!" j
"n'rn!" commented Mr. Pringle.
"Then they come here!" cried Marj
tragically. "And they sniffed and they
smelled and they pried aud poked till
they dishcovered the mistress' poor lit
tle sacret she was a kupln' from yex so
"What Secret?" aked Mr. Pringle,1
with a premonition of coming evil.
"The little brllers she whs a-raisln
fer to muke up to yez the loss from yer.
sickness, sorr," said Mary tearfully.
" 'Twos a grand sacret and swate ar
her to think av it all by herself. Yes,
sorr; they took away the Incubaytor
j and the brooder and all tbe little chicks
peepln' mournful-like. They made me
swape up the mess on the floor, and
they sprinkled their dlsinfeckant stuff
till we're most dead with it all" and
Mary, wr.gged her h'nd gloomily.
"1 wonder who could have been so
mean as to have told on me," sobbed
Mrs. Pringle on his bosom.
"I wonder!" repeated Mr. Pringle,
winking solemnly at his reflection In
April 8 in American
ISIh" 'file I'eUfl.n I10I11 iad Keoku'X
sank at her .-meliorate in Charles
top harbor f rorji injurb-s received
iu batt'o on t!i.- T 1 li. She had befii
fitruck by ninety KhoUs, thirteen of
tLem below water.
190? P.ev. Dr. John Johnson, sun Ivor
and prln-i;iLii bihtorh.n of t!:t. Con
federate defense of Fort Suoiter,
died; born 1W-'J.
1309 Helena Modjeska. Polish trage
dienne, dic-d; born 1S40.
The evil incMnntions cf mnnklnd
-tart as cobweb threads aud end as
1 errands of cable. Talmud,