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THE ROCK ISLAXD ARGUS, THURSDAY, AFRIT 10, 1913.
Published dally at Ht Beeonfl ave- "Inasmuch an it was under the presi
ifua. Rock Island. IlL (Entered at the , denry of Hon. Bernard A. Eckhart
postofflr as second-class matter.) USu5-ioi , that the small park move-
. . I ment received its first great impetus,
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A PES j-Ta" j COUNCIL
Troraday, April 10, 1913.
Kentucky, a' last, is
B it only under protest.
The latest n ws from Mexico is that
nobody is'sath-fied and nobody is safe. ,
The Inri.ma norlt have probably
by now emerged from the six best cel
lars. Wool on 'he f e I!ht prnhaMv will
not have any effect upon the nhear
lug industry :u Wa'l street.
Andrew Carnegie isu't for peace all
the time, lie recently pave a ter.ti
n.o'iial for a brund of S-(t h whisky.
The quiet in M -xiio is indeed omi
nous. Perhaps they are preparing to
e.wt another president lu the regular
Tolonel Ros.'ei nf least ought to
do something to prexent the Aiiiiniiis
club from continuing in the decline It
has et.u red upon.
Now n the time for young America
to rise in revolt. Congress is coiitem-
tlllltu 11 " l r cent IIMll'.Ct.oIi (if the
'.'inff on -;iHlor oii.
Sugges ion to l;i7y bn clieu h : Why
tiot inrrry the Ktiglish .miffraets?
Tl.ey u-e the best little fire builders
Ki or oi.t of c;iptiny.
If Muer'a really wants Zatiata to
on,( in and surrender, all he has to
J.. to iiKsute )llm thai no automobile
!':' ble i :illlelli.lal( (1.
No first i iusH cnnHtitutiona.1 nmnar
:iy can keep house without nn on a
ojiui v. ar si are make the army
nil navy ui h.lis go down.
A; !.i.: ;he rcai cause of the suffrage
i"ti ruiit. i e in l.;i;',laii'l has teen d;s
' i vcp , The nu n nf lmdoii are
;T.iig atretics in tliir La's.
f 'resident Wilson is r"j!lzing that if
ra-'i'T f.ir a i .i ll man to pass
aii'iigh the e o'" a te-edic Than tor
pnor man to represent til. demo
;.ir government a', one uf i he hist
1 1 irts of Kur.'pe.
in s'T'i.'ar; of itn- navy el
doesn't care uka! hat. pel. s to
'lie irntx-rtunt sen warr'ors w lio have
'r cars beep mii itig the nation by
sk work in Waslniigioti. lie LaSoi
letcu mini' of them to go to wa re-
i ti' iil. ss of t.he fact that It i!l pr'.l- (
::h!y make sonic of them sick. j
J'tc.'.lcr.t 'Wilson iii mo into direct ;
' .c!' v nh the luw-muki:.g brain ii of
ie i'"ii'iniii.,i ycslcrday when le
:u. n 'sited tne u i , t and lonfi ried
' Ii tl: democrat ii lni iniiei s of the
Hume cuuiintttee lelative to tar. ft
c';,s!M'i.n The president U so much
Ii curve-: :n h's determination to
erp .'a.'1! with tl.' people, and if he is
"!' hlui.self In going to lot.grtss
i s'isd of compelling congress to go
.. I,.,., 1... (- .1.,'... ,, ... ,1 ..;
".ill. II, .'.ll. I. I u I W !.!,.', U- j
tion. Ai.d the p'-op'.e will appiaud ,
.'.in for Lis pains.
l'he pres.det.t Is again showing his
l"wl lit adi dtii'n's in the inat'er of the
; ': : ea' ."led I'n'iifoi nla legislation prv.;
liicia! lo the Japanese, peuk'.ug for
Secretary of rHa'e liryan as well as
h!ii,si l e has giv-u out that while
I.1' aiin..i: strution would view with
i' grt miy uctinii on the part of any
s'ate 'hut might disrupt or Jar the cor
d:ul relation mi'ii another nation, he
reahrea that It is not within his pre
icnative ' o Interfere with the sover-
gn r.ght of any flat. In other words.
!. hopes ('ul'fornia will take no steps I though tunfolir.ingly uocertaio. Pro
as a Mute that will involve the nation. ! 'essor Frederick Wright has now
but he wll! not dictate to the state '"tiroabfd that l:fe has probably exist
what it shu.l do. ed on the earth for 24.O0O.00O yean.
but that it cannot poastblv have begun
A I'KOPKIllY N AM F.IPA K R. " -.000 ,rK Man's
i jDtlqnlry cannot, he says, be less than
In addition to the beautiful parks ; lO.OvK) yers. wbile it need not be mora
of pretentious dimension, such as Un- ' th"n 15.000. The evidence that man
coin. Jackson and Garfield, which i e-P-18 1" tertiary time is regarded
l.av n,ade Chicago famous, ttev have j ?x "8 "d
M . the port tertU ry age has been a rela-
adopted ther a comprehensive system tJvely short nenod. whiV tb kimw.
of smaller parks which are to serve
t. breathing places for the people of
the congested seetioci.
In that city there is oca patriotic
caused, who, like WUllajn Jackson of
ttocf bsiand, has devoted his time and
energies and influence to the new
scheme of park development That
the Chicago cJUien who has thua ac
corrpl'shed aomethir.j for h! city Is
to ; fitrlrgly honored and h!a Dame
1 v: ! down to fu'ure senerarlor.i in
.".Ion !'h a work of life cot.se
i - t!:e fellow ii b taken from the
I p. i t o: the prcc--.-lbS of the board
of West Chicago Park commissioners,
in iKiug uue 10 bia persisiem. ciiuri
i and untiring zeal and ambition on be
I half of the people of the West side
that the first small park bond issue was
obtained and the first three small
parks were created as a result there
of, we believe it to be distinctly f ttlng,
as a mark of recognition and appreci
ation, that 6mail park Xo. 1, the first
of our new small parks, be designated
'Buixard A. Eckhart Park.' "
KITECT8 OF TITANIC IHSASTF.K.
i Near the first anniversary of the
; sinking of the Titanic are two events
strongly effective of the influence of
i that memorable disaster for greater
I safety in ooean travel.
I The huce Yateriand, launched this
week a; Hamburg, will carry 83 life
boats, and 70 of these can be launch
ed from either fide of the ship and
can accommodate the whoe capacity
of the vessol in human freight. No
list of the ship can put out of com
mission half the boa.ts.
The reconstruCed Olympic starts
on its first voyaee with an ou'er shell
to take the force and damage of such
taking water. 1 a glancing Wow as wrecked me 1 1
1 tanic and leave an inner shell to keep
it cfloat. It was held unslnkable be
fore this reconstnie'ioii.
IW uMinUM. but carries more
than double its old number of life
boats in deference to the trurh of bit
ter experience as against the claims
of marine architects.
So pisses the modern myth of the
sea. There is no such thing as an un
sinkable thip. Hut at what cost to
human life has the illusion been shattered.
HEALTH of CHILDUKN IX (oiV;A re(,pnt niry elicited the informs
UlY SCHOOLS ! 'ion that 61 per cent of the students
That M. ,.pr o tit of the children in 1 lackf"d the means t0 aUend a 'ver
m r u,.iw,i. rfriT.u ip- n,i rnfr- s1tv outside the city. Thus the unl-
thut 4i cent of them suffer from !
almost constant toothache: arid that"0
ii to 23 per cent have frequent head-
act'": ttiese are some of the surpris
ing facts brought out by Dr. Krnest
V. Hong of Minnesota in a personal
visitation of the rural schools of that
state, according to information receiv
ed at the I'nffed states bureau of edu
To find exactly what, health condi
tions in i he Mmn'soia rural schools
are. Ir. Hung asks the s tnp'.est kif.ds
of questions, with astonishing results.
"When I ask thos.; who drink coffee to
stati'l i.p" sitys 1; Hoag. "nearly all
the ihiiilren ai is. . When I ask how
niHiiy have a too'h brush, tuariy all
hay tli. y have, hut I; en 1 asi;. Did
you use it this morning?' 'here i.- 1 it-
t le i espolis.'."
Matiy of the (hi'jren rssumed that
h aditche. earache, : tul ii:Vt ailments I
re perfectly nutur..l th'ng?, and!
s. lined sunn' that tnvbodv should I
L- curious about them. "W'liv, I H- :
was have headache." they would say. ' with a Millie bow at last, lets in the
Dr. Hoag found that by s'!n;;le ques- ' sccn'fd magic and the divine foretaste
iotif a'io ,t the -hiidr,Ti s eyesifh'. i'. - of t.'.e full summertide that goes tin-
a her. v.. t hunt any optiial sts at ' der tic nan.e of May.
i ll. v.- c.J lii.scover that - i p r cent cf Strange it is, too, how spring, teas
!ht .!iili!r-n suffer from eve stra'n. ' ins us thus yearly, and known in all
Ft urn 1- to II J'er cent of the coun- ;
try sch-Kii children :':(T r from ear-,"1'
a he, and I per c r.t have discharging
ear-. "Ad uwids. earache, discharging
ei-'s. (lea'.';n ss : Ttm''s t'.ie orji-r we ;;nd
o-.er and over ;'uai.i." says Ir. ;i.:sg.
i "Four or .' per cent of the clii!c'reii
sinii 'v do t.ot. hear h:tt is go "ig oti
i a':d are therel'or' pi.: down ai stivjid
' v. hi n they arc not."
The com mriieM prl:n ;j. ;,.: ,f t-y.
gielle are f !ei I ,e n ' i V !!( '. ( -i (i. Ill ';;),
school vri'ed by Dr. Hoac ar. old-fash-'ioind
utijacke'ed stove h:.! sTit the
tt.c i motneti r to t siz'ig height of
!" degrees, whiie it was Vj beifv,- t to
out ot doors, a (iinerence e" J " ne
gro s The children In the country are
generally plentifully fed. lr. Hoiig i
finds, but they do "not rat the right j
kind of food. People ia the co.mtry do 1
no brea'he pure air. because w ith :
tbutidance of it all ab-ut them, they
car fully exclude It from their houses,
by keeping the windows tightly tlos-'
ed. These are some of the things that i
l ave caused th- country to lose its !
rtputa'.:on tor good r.ealtn as com
pared with the city.
In order to remedy conditions, thor
ough medical inspection is die::atIe
where it mn he had, but unuh can be
done by the teacht-r herself without
any eialiorate medical methods, ac
cording to Dr. Hoag.
Teachers in the Minnesota schools
tre provided with a "health survey"
containing simple but fundamental
questions about health, by means of
which they keep informed as to the
coiidltion of the children intrusted to
the r charge and are able to point the
way to healthful liv.ng '
Life on Earth.
The question of the first appearance
of living things Is of perennial Interest, I
facta of human devetopenrnt can be
amply accented fnr hy S.sj0 ymrs of
tise before the btsrortc record began.
New York Press.
TWe Reward She Wanted.
Actress (rv t hd rettiraed from te
ertmded toor to cooiv-Yoti bnve rva'ly
krpt fcos recy we!L Mary. What do
yoc as a reward? Ctb (wbo is a
meaiber of an amter drsaMfic -"W
a. tMtblcT at a only show
now to cast np the eye yon re
cently 414 ft In tbe n of r;retchen.
If VM Meld troch rr that' p:iAM.l
The Genial Cynic
BT CHULLES OBJL27T MTT.T.ZS.
POOR MEN IN PUBLIC LIFE.
The young man without means but with the right stuff in him sees lit
tle satifsaction for himself in the pubiic service, even in the way of a bare
living; manufacture, commerce, finance, and the pro
fessions offer him far more glittering attractions.
And yet, this young man. fresh from toil, with the
inspiration thait comes of empty hands, and with sym
pathies undefiled, is the one who through all history has
held the pilot wheel of the ship of progress with the
steadiest and stoutest heart.
The man of Independent means, be he young or old,
is out of sympathy with the real emotions and the en
vironment of the masses. He views the common lot
only as one looks Into a house through a window. He
knows the common
the hiils knows the life of the valley.
The great movements of human progress have seldom originated with
men of independent means. They hare sprung from the heart of the com
mon people. The great leaders of men have come up from the soil.
"The municipal university is com
paratively new in this country, and its
development will be watched with in-J
terest," said Dr. P. P. Claxton, United
States commissioner of education, in
discussing the University of Cincin
nati. "There are certain significant
things about this city university that
tend to Bhow how valuable such an In
stitution may be to a community.
"Consider the student body. Seventy-nine
per cent of those la the college
of liberal arts are residents of the city.
and they have lived in Cincinnati an
j average of 13 years. Nearly half of
! the students were born in Cincinnati.
i,v is Providing higher education
widenta of the municipality who
could Fecure it in no other way
"Something like 22 per cent of the
students are fatherless. Of the fath
ers of the others, less than one-tourth
;ire in the so-called professions. Over
three-fourths are in non-prcfessional,
commercial, or mechanical pursuits.
Ever binoe man's imagination found
eirtssion in literature, spring has
U en limned in the figure of a co
ijiette. And small wonder, we ex
plain, as we are compelled once again
to endure the tantalizing probation
.hich ushers in the glad, recurrent
miracle, -hile we catch our breath,
April, bewi'ching. maddering blend of
tears ami laugh'er, never sure, ever
pvomiseful. comes tripping by
her ways, can yet keep batk so much
surpr.be and ofTr so greatiy of
i vri'ty that her comit.g bids our j
puises in at and our ees dilate as be-;
'oi'o a !:t ot hgeiui main. The mere;
i::stinct.!ve boy turns livelier and iner-1
ri'-r, tli gaiter in the sun fecia at his, shewing himself through the lattice,
withered heart a touch that warms' My beloved spake, and saith unto
like wine. The farmer rejoices as hejme: Rise up, my love, my fair one,
sow s his sf-cd, and remembers lien and come away.
Franklin's word that he, of all men. i For, lo, the winter is past, the rain
has an occupation the freest and nob-j is over and gone.
le.:;, sim e he looks alone to nature and l The flowers annenr on the earth-
Am! the man of religion points
moral from the season by the parai le
of rebirth, and speaks with the more
assurance of the resurrection and the
Modern thought inclines to consider
SPOTTED FEVER CURE
SOUGHT BY SURGEON
Dt LnnsSnvff' IX. Fricia.
Motor, Mont, April 10. A daily fac
ing of horrible death has been cheer
fully enderuken by Dr. Lunsford D.
Frlcis, surgeon for the fnited Statea
marine fcoapit&l and public health aer
i vice. He bas come here te carry on la
(the Britvr Root vallev the work atart -
e.1 by the late Dr. T. B. McCliatoc.
who d .ed of the "spoUed fever" he was
trytejj to eradicate.
Tti oitMLe is highly Infections and
fn ravst c-ddws fatL ft is communi
catej by a lick which live on the bod
. ' 6
es of wild ajid aoruestic animals. In
teflru ta extBn&jux iiiseci gnal
f - 4
V ? 14 h
fiy V r a : X .. . ' &
v, jt V.- .-T i v .w y
life only as the one who dwells in
As a further indication of the class
reached by the university, S5.5 per
cent of the male students have follow
ed gainful occupations before coming
to college, and 74 per cent of them
work regularly during the year for a
part of the time. It is to men and
women such as these that the Univer
sity of Cincinnati is extending its op
portunities, by cooperative courses, by
day and evening classes, and in many
"Although the municipal university
may be more or less of a novelty in
this country, it is by no nieans so
rare abroad. Anyone who has studied
at Leipzig knows that the university
In that city is not merely a great Ger
man university, but is first and fore
most the University of Leipzig a mu
nicipal institu'ion. The city of Ham
burg hag Just completed plans lor a
city university on a large scale. Like
wise many of the newer English uni
versities, while national in their aims,
nevertheless endeavor to meet very
directly the special needs of the In
dustrial centers in which they are lo
cated, and are to that extent municip
a miracle not so much a violation of
nature's laws as a new and at first un
believable revelation of nature'6 larger
powers. And spring, with all it im
plies, would be a miracle, indeed, were
it seen for the first time. Who, with
out seeing it, would put, credence in
the stirring of the dry earth to give
forth tender green shoots, or have
faith in the vital urge wherefroru the
sap runs up in the trees and a shower
of apple blossoms fills all the air with
fragrance .' But we behold it annually,
tnd we come to trust this sweet and
splendid re-awakening after the win- j
ter sleep, and our joy falls instinctive- ;
ly into the matchless rhythm of "The
Song of Songs."
The voice of my beloved! Behold,
he cometh, leaping upon the moun
tains, skipping upon the hills.
My beloved is like a roe or a voung
hart; beloved, he standeth behind our'
wall, he looketh forth at the windows,;
jthe time of the singing of birds is come i
aiand the voice of the turtle is heard!
in our land.
The fig tree putteth forth her green
figs, and the vines with the tender
grape give a good smell. .Arise, my
love, my fair one, and come away.
n'lrnflprf! of PT0UE- squirrels have been
Killed, while domestic animals have,
been spraved with a solution calcula'.- i
,u R1" ,uc
Dr. Fricks is about 4" years old. He
is accompanied by his wife and child.
Thay Have Llttla Hair and Eat Butter j
and Sugar With Fleur.
Tne greatest peculiarity of the Tur- !
koman breed of horses I their hair- j
lessoeas. Tbey bnva naturally very
litt.e uan. and what tbey have U al- 1
ways carefully cut off. Their skin is !
very aoft and thin. Colonel Stewart ln
"Through Persia In Disguise" tells of
tha great care taken of these animals.
They ere never stabled, but picketed
in the open. They are. however, warm-
ly clothed. Kirat the Turkoman puts j Thelr manners on at home.
over bla atzlixal a thick felt body cov-
erttg of the alze that an English horse j Ha)r t0 Be pued.
wears. Over this he fasten an 1m- .T(J nke to Bee tne raan who coul4
menee piece of felt that cover the i meke me jealous," she said, tossing
borae'a ears and bla wbele body down I nis picture aside
to bla bock.. Tbia clothing he keeps j ..Ttat iHn tthe'point," her friend re
in place with a long roller, which is plie1 .a:i tii, vou ret marrifd. It
paabu iur uwea rouno lue oorse a
The Turkomans feed their horses
when in camp on barley or chopped
straw aud give them flour and aheep'a !
tail fit or clarified butter when the?
are golfig ta call on theui for great ei-
ertlon. I myself in India have often
given my horsea a pound each of flour
and coarse sugar and "half a pound of
clarified batter made into balls when I
have ridden them far and wanted them
to go on again. The horse easily 41
rMti th Sm ration, and he la readv to
t - r,.- ir t-A 1.
! give him. It ia ale uppoaed to giva
f t1"1 atrengtb.
xurawiutius giTe lueir vurav almost
anything they, eat tbeoMelves. Al
tboogb bardy In respect of feod. the
boreea require a good deal of care as
to clothing, for fine coats and delicate
klna make them very aruaceptibie to
There's a song In the ripples that play
On the gleaming sands o II day.
If you car to hear It:
There's a sons In th bre-e ze that blows
And a song in tbe stream that flows.
If you care to hear It;
Thnra a song that la sung- by the trraaa
To the little earth people below.
To the tiny winged peeplo that pass
In their airy trips to anfl fro
If you have the spirit '
To hear lu
Thfe's a tor.g In the wlree above
That s a sons of hope or of love.
If you care to hear It:
There's a song In the roar from the street
That Is gentle and soothing and sweet.
If you care to hear It:
There's a song In the whir of the wheel.
There's a song in the shafts, as they
the clang of the aledge on the steel
Is a song that Is Joy to the soul
If you have the spirit
To hear it.
Another Theory Shattered.
"I have been studying the matter &
rood deal of late, and I am inclined
to believe that a man Is likely in
spite of himself to assume character
istics which come from the peculiar
nature of his business. A butcher, for
instance, gets beefy, and there is
something about him suggestive of
raw meat. A man who drives a mule
team gets to be stubborn after awhile,
and an engineer is likely to be puffing
most of the time. So it is all ttrough
the list of men's occupations. If
j "Oh, I don'i know about that. I
I went out to buy a pint ' oysters this
! morning, and the man who dipped
j them up nearly talked an arm off me
while he was doing it."
"I see some pro
fessor who has
ing says most
women are either
needn't care if
they're not pre
paring to go on the stage."
After he had complimented her for
! htT dancing and had told her that pink
i wa8 60 becoming to her pure, slyph-
j I'k'' lJ'Pe f beauty, there was a slight
1 pause In their conversation. Then he
"Do you know. Mrs. Allingham, that
""c m innuij j-aiuus ui iue :
M "Inf('d:" sh W1- "e
time half suppressing a yawn. "That s
Tery foolish of her. You are the hut
! man in the world that I should sup-
P8i any ne would be jealous of."
Old and New Styles.
There have been .cue great
changes in the publishing business '
"Yes. The successful books us;d to
be talked about after they were read.
Now it is neceseary for them to create
a stir before they come from the
j But ,ew wouid frown and few would
! jx,v.u here beneath God's azure
j dome "
i w Donie atWavs tried to keen
wlu not be ,he man tht.n. but th,
The Modest Man.
The troable with the modest man.
, Too oft ,B lhl8 thal be
Complaina of Fate's heart-breaking
j Unless the world sees fit to praise
; HUn for nls modesty.
Mr. Tootrood 1 went under an oper -
ation yesterday. Mr. Mnrkwell Ton
surprise me. Was it very serious. -
Mr. Toogood i bad a growth removed
from my head. Mr. Markwell My
goodness! And here you are about and
looking well. Mr. Toogood Oh. don't
fret eld sport. I only bad my bair cut.
;V "... i
The Daily Story
A STRIKING WATCH. BY RYLAND BELL.
Copyrighted. 1913. cy Associated LJterary Bureau.
Being directed by the chief of the de
tective bureau with which I was con
nected to report to Mr. Oliver Alns
worth to investigate a case for nim, 1
did so, and this was Mr. Ainsworth's
"I live In a suburban town. My fam
ily consists of my wife, my son. Albert,
twenty-two years old, and my daugh
ter. Edith, aged twenty. Other persons
come in from time to time, remaining
temporarily. There are also the serv
ants, consisting of a cook, housemaid
I and butler.
"For some time past we have beeu
missing small articles, principally Jew
els. Only yesterday a brooch set with
diamonds and worth $100 disappeared.
I suppose in all $1,500 worth of proper
ty has been taken. I wish you to come
into my house for a long enough stay
to discover the thief. Yonr chief has
recommended you as a person who
i woid not be likely to be taken for a
detective, you having bees well brought
up. He has told me also that you are
! very musical and play on several ln
' struments. My daughter wishes to learn
i to play on the mandolin, and you can
: give her lessons. I shall introduce you
. as the son of an old and very dear
, friend of mtne, giving out that yon
have met with bad luck and that I
have taken you in for awhile until yon
, can get on yotir feet again."
There was truth in the latter part of
; this statement I had recently come
' from England to seek my fortune In
! America like others of my countrymen
I who are ready to do abroad whnt they
; would be too proud to do at home. I
tried music, for which I have consid
erable taste, but after starving awhile
in that field fell in with a detective,
who secured me a position in the bu
reau with which he was connected. I
think my chief recommendation was
that, being a gentleman, I could play
parta that would be impossible with an
This assignment with Mr. Ainsworth !
was my first in my new business, and
I knew nothing about bow to trap a
thief. Persotis who are ignorant of
an important work they are expected
to do are prone to look very wise and
appear to be thinking very hard. I put
on tbe semblance of the wisdom of
Solomon, and when Mr. Ainsworth was
about to tell me of any suspicions that
were entertained I stopped him. say
ing that I always worked by method,
pursuing my Investigations step by
step, and wished to avoid "any precon
ceived notions thnt might lead me
astray. This inspired the gentleman
with great faith in me. I must trust
to luck or my wits to bear out his con
fidence. The story of my snpposed Impover
ishment, which, as I have said, was in
the main true, brought a very sympa
thetic reception from Miss Edith Ains
worth. and the fnct that I was to teach
lipr music foreshadowed that 1 would
pass a season in clover. Under tbe in
fluence of her beautiful eyes I felt that
I could be a thief hunter for the rest
of my d.-iys. I commenced the music
lessons at once and was snpposed to
enter upon my investigations at the
same time. Alas, I knew not where to
begin! Thnt pnrt of my work which
consisted in leading the family to think
that I was the uuforfunnte son of a
near friend of its head I performed
wi;'a great ease since it was natural
to me. I was first cousin to an earl,
and my father, having been born to
the courtesy title of honorable, had
never done n stroke of work in his life
except garrison work, for be had been
colonel of a regiment in the British
I spent a fortnight as a member of
Mr. Ainsworth's family, and since I
' had not secured the slightest clew to
the thief I felt it necessary to 'put on
all the appearance of pursuing a deep
laid plan of which I was capable. Mr.
Ainsworth refrained from questioning
me, which was lucky. Indeed, so en-
grossed was I with my lovely pupil
iui nun a wizen ciews neeu unaer my
nose I would not have detected one of
them. I wondered that he did not
matters were going be-
tween me and Edith, but if there is
one thing I observed in my career of
detective It is the stupidity of parents
1 ln failing to notice the incipient love
affairs of their children.
After spending nearly three weeks
pretending to be following a deep laid
Il,,,n f investigation I began to be not
u'y conscience stricken, but fearful
,nat the humbug I was practicing
would be discovered. To add to my
1 worry I liegun to realize that tbe farce
could not Inst forever and 1 must soon
sePar,1r"! 'ro"i Edith. My cup of
misery was filling up rapidly when
' ,uclj cauie t0 me- I hit upon a clew.
i J'?'riP awake ot night when all was
""I- 1 heard the distant sound of a
chime. I wondered that I had never
heard it before, but it was so faint
that I would only be likely to detect
It under the most favorable cirenm
atances. There were two strokes, fol
lowed at an interval by three more.
Then all was still again. Presently I
heard It again. This time it was three
strokes. While the chime was strik
ing I lifted my head from the pillow
to hear better and was surprised that
I could not Lear at all.
Since the sound seemed periodical I
listened for it again, and in a quarter
of an hour it was repented, three
strokes, followed by one. Struck by r
thought I reached out to a table be
side me. lighted a match and looked s
n.y watch. It was a quarter past 3.
The sound I had heard was cot a dis
tant chime, but one very rjear. and it
was In a watch. When the next time
for It to strike cams around I was iy-
1 ing on my back and did not hear it,
j but when U struck 3:45 my ear was on
' lay piilo-r. und I beard every stroke.
"That." ! said, "is a watch that may
be made to strike tbe hour. It is in
this house and posslbiy in this room."
in order to make it appear that I
j was investigating j had
. eueh cbanae of rooms as
venlent. T had slept in this room two
nights before I beard the chime, but
each night there had been a strong
wind. Besides, I had proved that un
less my ear was connected with the
watch by solids the chime was in
audible. Believing the watch to be in
the room with nie. a few minutes be
fore It should strike again 1 got up
and, pressing my ear against the wall,
heard It distinctly. Puring the next
hour 1 made several such experiments
with a view to locating the sound, but
Then it occurred to me that a watch
must tick and If 1 could get near enough
to It I might hear It I walked slowly
around the room, stopping at Intervals
to listen, and. drawing near a fireplace,
the ticking grew more distinct. Thrust
ing my bead up the chimney, 1 heard
a watch tick neHr my ear. I was about
to reach up to grasp It when a chime
rang out fine, clear, melodious strokes.
I put my hand upon a narrow cop
ing and took down what I could feel
to be a brooch. Then I grasped other
articles and finally a watch.
"Eureka!" 1 exclaimed, delighted.
Teavlng the articles where I found
them, I went back to bed, but not to
sleep. Pay soon came, and. rising, I
examined the fireplace and found quite
a lot of Jewelry. I compnred the pieces
with a list of the lost articles and
found that about, two-thirds of them
were on the coping.
What should be my next stepT I had
found the plunder or most of it but
not the thief. And In this second part
of my work I was as much at a loss
how to proceed as I had been in the
first place. But I felt comparatively
easy. I had evidence that I was not
another kind of thief in palming my
self off as an Investigator when I was
really simply falling in love. I called
Mr. Ainsworth into the library after
breakfast and told htm that 1 had
Important headway in the case,
having located a number of the miss
ing articles. I Intended to say no more;
bur, fearing that If left where they
were the thief would remove them, I
added that during the morning I would
turn them over.
Thst morning when the postman de
livered the mail I received a letter
from England that obviated the neces
sity of my remaining In the detective
business. The missive had been fol
lowing roe for some time and was cov
ered with "Try this nnd try that
place," indorsed by different postal of
ficials. It announced that the cousin
mentioned earlier In ray narrative, a
vigorous man of thirty, bad broken hla
neck following the hounds, and since
his wife had not presented him with
an heir I was Karl of Barrowflelil.
I called up my chief, reported the
case so far ns I bad followed It and of
fered my resignation from bis force on
the ground that I had business of my
own thst demanded attention. Before
Mr. Ainsworth went out for the day I
told him where be would find the plun
der I hnd discovered and made a clean
breast of the fact thnt I bad learned
where It was, not by a deep Inld and
methodical process, but by accident,
and declined to receive any pay for my
services or to permit any charge to ba
made by the bureau I represented.
Mr. Ainsworth declined to accept my
services either as detective or as hl
daughter's music teacher. After nrgu
ing with him for awhile I showed him
the letter I had received that morning
changing my condition from a detec
tive to a nobleman.
"While I am not the son of nn old
friend of yours." I said, "I am or at
least have Iwn in forlorn circum
stances. I am your debtor, not you
mine, since I have received every kind
ness at the tmnds of your family."
It was agreed between us that it
would bo better to Inform the mem
bers of his family that I w-as not the
son of his old friend, but that ln con
sidering me n gentleman they had not
been deceived Mis. Ainsworth was
Informed first that the bulk nf her lost
property had been recovered, that I
had come into the house as a detective
and was going out a nobleman. From
her the news spread to the other mem
bers of the family.
Miss Edith did not seem to know
whether to be glad or sorry at the turn
events had taken. I saw sincerity in
her eyes when she expressed her re
gret thnt her music lessons must cense
and said that she supposed the episode
of my being tin-re must end and sho
would never see me again. I assured
it Hint an acquaintance so pleasantly
formed would not be suffered by me
to come to an end.
I went to Europe and discovered
that the estate to which I bad fallen
heir needed attention. Nevertheless I
found my thoughts constantly wander-
! Ing back to America. And what drew
them most forcibly was tbe young lady
whom I had taught music while pluy
I never took sufficient interest to in
quire whether the balance of the Jew
elry was discovered or the thief run
down. Later I returned frotu England
and took back Edith Ainsworth for my
wife. As a wedding memento her fa
ther presented rue with the striking
wntcb that led to the recovery of the
plunder, and I had engraved upon it an
April 10 in American
ISoU John Howard I'ayne, author ot
"Florae, Sweet Home," died; ra
ISGtl Confederate General Earl Vaa
Dorn. with 10,000 troops, attacked
the Federal poi-t at Franklin. Teiwi.
Tbe assailants were repnlumd.
1311 Hon. Tom E. Johnaou. former
mayor of Cleveland. 0.r and politi
cal reformer, died: bnni L"i5.
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