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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 1913.
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Friday. April 11. 1913.
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A militia whkh favn lives instead
-f taking lives is a militia worth bav
ins. V hat. rloriois 'ime will have
i nttic in this coun'ry when the peo
ple shall rule oven the United States
Pr'sidPn Wilson appears to be dlf-
. ("flit. H is smashing precedents and
making th.. eldest inhabitant of id"
foderai f--riu'e rit up and take iio'i'e
A cran.tc monument has been erect-
rd .fit St. Jos-pii. Mo., on the spo'
where the firM ponv express s'.'.rted
'mi ,prii r. i a reminder .f a r-
mantic pas' rrtnf rast'ng with '!.e prv
talc fact of the parcel post.
From Bll reports. President Wilson's
noton in ie;idinc his nicssime to n
7ress a a popular itinova ior:. n
iill sides 'he departure from th" 'imi.i!
precedent was hailed with sa' t-fa' tl"ii
clt h the exception of some of th' re.
VUhlioan eontenu'oraries. who
Vmp cherished the id'a 'tiat prSi
detils should be r.v'T and bot h' ard.
Senator Te I .a Parra. miniB'er of
firrjn nrT.iirs for Mexico, has an
iioumd tb.it Mi'x'co wotild liot rf-coc-li'i-
the republic of China h.nii
"cond it.'oi's there are too nnee'tied."
.ieiiaior I ! I.a I'arra si -irs to be ;,i,e
inlv I 'xlcan w ho has any ser.-e i f
hiitnof AH tlie ot.herp tak- Mie'Ti
f.ehcR ilft aeriotisiy as h"ro' s in comic
Tli" l'ioria Herald Transcript ap
! .it "; It: licw foi in, und-r n w man-;igen-,(.nt
and new corporate title. Tbe
' 1'eorin Ier;ild Transcript co'npany"
1 h tbo siii i i,,;''"r to t'.. "1 let abl-T: afs
i r.p i otnpatiy." as it is also the 'fn
l".b''!-!MT WiMi nmrl'-s II. M;r :i -but-
iT. IiintiHuer will be aw ;;,-".d
I'reri A. S!"e of rbii ntn and Ft i d i;.
I'. ; tr- if pi'oi-m Mr st'ine will b" edi
tor atnl Mr. Mule ina'tai-it's id:tor.
'I ltes.. jm nMi'li'i'ii httie p'.ir-l.i-ped the
s'ock, ho'd'tiL's !! Tito old (otiitiany of
TliioP S Post ' hict'co ;;!ul I't.iti'ls
H. S.s-on Now V "!: . are oxpert
. :. r. i ii-v . ;M i r men fnil :tr
imi i( -'i d v"t r. M:i' In th1' ("Biter
sit p of hc I'onrta 1 leral '-Tr;n jo-: pt .
1 ih t s one tf the best d'mn-s'a'o
ort.iti. i'c-papers In the state
m w m;TTi it siiuir
11'. rt iris:- v ill bi-'c 1,c
1 .' r s 'lo uf a man cs n't" 1 : t.'ly
il' inoi.s'ra'cd a' .I'-ffersr r v.'l-. I:.-!,
a here .. IcT- if the ftp r fornn-
'y t i.i t it an i ' ;:t' on t ;v
' ' en n 1 . ii '. ,ii t ,i red dyl.c r.".d i
. tlio c.'y f.oiu (pre ri .-.l-t'-r il 1 r I
i hio r'.'cr food Tiie ! ;- -, .le-.
. rrr-of tile .. not uiniii'iif-i' of !:
. f- ri'tit : . i laf t: iMo. "i'cil tli.f
" t ti.e ti.an mi jail has a so'jt ;i k;
(lev ;,r' .: I- to reni'Mi lier ' s
' i w ,h a ban p et. pn.':!i 1;.
EX-SENATOR'S WIFE SAYS HE WAS CRUEL
AND INHUMAN TO HER; WANTS DIVORCE
" fr 1
lit. and Mrs. Jonathan Bourne, Jr.
Cruel and inhuman t.-tatmen:
f .'tl recently f.ied in Por
.'or Jonathan Bourne. Jr. by
. e were married in It is
Ifirst of the kind in the h:sory of th '
rr tnicken, 1 " ?;;!l"i.s of ice cream
ar.d KC dozens of f. rank's, eight bar-;
re's of r, rrs and s"i pounds of candy. '
Women of Jeff' rsor.vTie h' p agreed ;
;o bafce 175 la r-r cakr-s and 173 sponge j
WHAT THE INCOME TAX WILL
Congressman Underwood, chairman
of the ways and inf-ar.s ccmmiltee of
I The national house, estimates that the -'tariff
schedules of the administration's 1
'fiscal bill will produce $12f,.r"',0'frt
' resS revnue annua!:?- than the Payne-!
'Aidrirh Ian- is yielding,
i This deficit win he made up with the
.tax on incomes. For the present tax ,
! on corporations' ne' incomps and cth-1
ler business !nimc5 will be substitut-i
"d a fat tax of i p-r rr-r on the in- '
j rrjrr.s over $1. of all partnership?.
firms and crnc-af ions. There w.ll be
levied alo a graduated tax, ranging
from 1 per rent in personal incomes
i over ti.'i' r' f. 4 j cr cent on incomes'
f.i'T II""."'"1. Th- man "hose in-j
'otjif. is j;; p:iy one pT cent, on !
the exct ? over tl.1"1 . or on $10". or!
a tax of $1. Similarly, the man whose!
inrome is Sl- i. will pay a 4 re"
p'-nt ti.x on tre excess ovr or
en : ,('rr, or a tnx of $4.'"'"'.
H'-y. s rnakine r.p th revenue de
ficit d'.i" to r'-d'jef-d turiff duties, this
tax will nhift the bt:rdr-n of govern
ment in part from consumption to in-
; come--from thn; l-ast able to those
bo:- ;.!; 'o t riv it.
A SLAVE TO DRESS
Kaiser Wi!he!m's Great Hobby Is
Changing His Costume.
To change hit costume seven or
e!'ht yes, even twelve times a day
is Kaiser Wiihoitn idea of having a
pood time. He luis fifty castles, and
in every one he has m lenst fifty uni
f'Ttns. His wiirdnbe is valued at
$Ti.isiO. lu the palace tit t'otsdam
fottr iinmeiise rootle are tilled with his
William II. hns more uniforms than
any other man in the world. He has
all that (iermnny can offer and all he
can acquire from otTcr countries
His chief desire iti life is to be dress
ed nccordinn to the situation, if he
receives au olfirer lie dons the uuif.irm
of that particular reirimcnt: if he is
sailing lie is the immaculate yachts
man, from his snow white canvas
shoes to his natty yio htiii cap.
If the son of an ollicer or a well
known d irt'itttry comes to give the
otlicial news of his father's death the
k'liser receives him in the uniform of
the dead father. If It is a delegation
from one of those regiments of which
he is tU" Ilea I he Ifl ls the audience
In the uniform f the rei-intent thus
ftivored-I'.tiviiriar. Hessian, s'axon or
that of I!:o!m;i or of Wurtt'-mherg.
If a fo-eiitn ambassador is announc
ed the kaiser wears the uniform of a
I'n.ss'.'tn general, untidily decorated
with the It .nc ary orders of the coun
try of the visitor.
Kvery day the list of his audiences, is
given to his chief va'et. who must Sll-p-rv
s' the preptra'ion of the various
costumes, for a cost true does nt mean
a simple atit if. There are till tile little
accessories - sv ords. epnillet. orders.
Cloves, boots, helmets, everything that
, shall send the kaiser n:t perfectly
dressed in all the "tine feathers" thst
I'.a.icr. I. is chief valet. h;is twelve
Vitl 'ts under hit'i ntui Is the hexd ef a
wor'.shop with twelve fiilors. rlin
work e'l'ht hours each day creatine
; ii. -w costueies f. r his nit'!c.ty and
I. ec :.!: 1.1s old ni'iti i'i fieri ecf repitir.
t..'t t.'':.i the k:.i-d dei.'iis to wer n
uniform leo-e t !.::! three or four titties
ir to pet ori for a sccoiv tiin. a en
tunie he his wortt to tiie hunt.
I'. it where are in ( "ssttrily
c".piej-,te( is j;; t ra :
A L'oo.I ca t j 'e o v, 'iat ntiick
c!i:itie artist t,e U-t'er is w1 en the
con v. t , i;n- of a I ,;..) i"c;:trv call
ri . , '
is -j.p g-ter.-; grounds a "-ted in a di-
innd. Or-'., a-tj.ns: rc-;r": i ni'ed Stae8
h's wife. ! ".d- K'...-a - h Boutne. The
n - M j, v hot her or uot Bourne.
The Genial Cynic
B7 CHAKLES GRANT MILLER.
THE PROMISE TO "OBEY."
It's up again the perennial problem.
A Vermont Rirl who expects soon to be married objects to promising
to obey her future husband and has found a clergyman
who is willing to leave the word "obey" out of the mar
She is not the first She will not be the last. That
word "obey" has been a terrible bother.
But, after all, it makes little difference whether the
woman verbally promises to obey or not. The mere
words of the marriage ceremony count for little. The
iji , f I I real feeling and promises of marriage lie deeper than
L I J I 1 l-m. olca tViev As Tint oriet at oil
hersif and upon him. If she finds him
obey and be glad to do it. If he is not
and" purposes and manner to command
would not bind her.
THE CENTENNIAL OF DOUGLAS
Xhe people of the state of Illinois
should be proud of ihe name and fame
of Stephen A. Douglas. Ke was one
of the greatest men who ever served
the s'ate in any public position. He
was honored by the people during his
life, pS attorney general, justice of the
supreme court, and Vnited States sen
ator, and in these positions was con
spicuous for his ability and usefulness.
He was a learned jurist, a great states-
xnan. a true patriot, and an eminent try were so great and conspicuous,
man among the very eminent men of j when other public men of his party fal
his day. He came to Illinois when altered or proved unfaithful,
vouth, and t.his state was his home un- The State Register believes that the
til his untimely d ath in 1S61. "Little Giant" of Illinois, in his great
Stephen A. Houplas was born in the speech in this city following the elec-
n-i'e of Vermont. April 23. l12Jtion of Abraham Lincoln as president.
The centennial anniversary of this touched the patriotic "button" that
event occurs the "llrd day of the pres- called to arms in support of the ad
ent month. It, should he observed in ministration and the country the bun
some proper way by the state of Illi-jdreds of thousands of stalwart dcrr.c
nois. The legislature now In session j crats who gave their services, and
would honor i'self and the stste by 1 many of them their lives, to prese've
providing that the day he observed, if j
in no other way than by the setting he and they loved.
aside of the day for t.he delivery of ad-! Hrati'ude, loyalty and admiration
dresses in the house and senate in : for noble qualities of statesmanship
commemoration of his em'nent ser-'and manhood should unite to inspire
vices for the state and country. There j some public observance of the centen
ate mcmliers of the general assembly j nial f Stephen A. Douglas.
NON-PARTISAN JUDICIARY IN IOWA
' i I ih'i'vip T' -lejrraph - Herald i jcause they do not want to foreclose
i P.oth houses of th legislature have, against realizing on their ambition to
passed in different, forms bills for the
.nomination of candidates for the bench
in non-partisan primaries. These meas
ures have been reconciled and the h'il
j is up to tlte governor.
I In liubuqtio county a republican law
yer has no (hauce of elct:on to the
bench. In mos; of the other juaic'a!
districts of the statp the demo.ratic
.lawyer has no chance in both eases
hciause of their politics.
A pood nnnj young lawyers are
dontocrd's or ropuhlicsns merelv be-
for varied costumes was seen on his
visit to Kngland in l!i'J.
The kaiser'si ya"ht. the Hohenzollern.
v.as sighted off the P.ririsli coast, and
the dignitaries sent to meet the kaiser
awaited him at Port Victoria. With a
marine glass they scrutinized the royal
yacht p.nd saw on the bridge :i (Jer
tnttn general promenading up and
down. The word was passed that the
kaiser was in the costume of a Prus
sian general. The gangplank was
cropped The envoys of the court has
tened aboard and locked about them
for a 'leniuin general, but in vain.
William 11. greeted them as an Eng
On landing the guests excused thera
se'ves. and th k.iiser went to his spe
cial train. He disappeared fl few mo- 1
meets, and shortly afterward an oiti
cer of the First Roya! dragoons walk-
ed into the drawing room of the train.
No one rose iu salute until the officer
spoke. It was the emperor. j
Arrivirti at the Wclferton station,
where the attaches of the court await
ed hi in. the word had gone around of
his costume. But they strained their :
eyes uselessly for the dragoon. The
k riser stepped off t: train in a frock i
emit, a top hat and pearl gray gloves.
: tie picture of a weli groomKl Eng
lishman ! paper from another.' Ah. well. I am
Whi'e in England Le appeared in the g'ng to cut off ray hair the first thing
costume of a F.erlln field marshal, a "D1 P me a new hat."
P.ritisb. admiral, in both the dress and j The DeIt df,.T he writes In his Jonr
undres uniforms of nn officer of the ' na,: "Sbs'ed and shorn! Now let them
Roval drazoons and flnsilr In the ml
of a I). L. C. the degree that Oxford
university conferred, upon oocaarons
that he was seen in civilian clothes.
I He infinitely prefers to be emphasized
lord, and it is a relief to see
i him in robes associated with peace.
The truth i he bates to look like
other peop'e. and even for the hunt he
has bud a special costume designed.
1 It is grav. almost military in cut and
I with this he wears a T.vroan hat of
, the same color, ornamented witi a tall
He evidently fancies that this be
, comes h!m nearly as well as the white
, cuirasseur costume, which is his faror
' Ite. for he wears it whenever the od-
! portuniiy offers to take a stroll in the j
park at Sans Sotici. to ride a bit In the j
' forest wi'h the kaiserin. It is quite !
: immaterial to him that there is no '
His most characteristic dresa. how- J
ever, sr.d the one in which all Berlin j
has grown to think of him Is either i
i that of tbe cuirasseur gleaming white.
topped by a burnished belmet with a '
: poised eagle or the more informal uni
form of a Prussian general, over which
he draws the well known loose over-1
coat, lined and cuffed and collared
with fur, reaching to his heels. With
this goes his lager hit. with band and
tVatr.er. Chha-o Tr'bur.
Moderation is the silken string run -
. .lag throcgh me pearl ch iin of all the
The wife's obedience to her husband does not de
pend upon the 6poken promise at all. It depends upon
to be a man worth obeying she win
masterful enough in bis judgment
her obedience a thousand promises
belonging to all parties who possess
oratorical ability and by their elo
quent addresses could make the occa
sion not only one of great interest but
whose addresses would be worthy of
preservation in the archives of the
All parties should unite in the ob
servance of the day, and in honoring
the memory of the great Illinolsan,
w-ho did so much for hia state, and
whose patriotic services for tiie coun-
the union and the constitution which
sit on the bench. Able republican and
democratic lawyers who would make
splend'd judgps are shut off from en
tering a field of h'ghest usefulness to
the stp.Tp a;lrj positions of highest dig
nity, el; on ai 'oimt if politics.
.Itistke ouelu not to run in political
lines. It is apt to rim that way when
a judge is a judge because he is a re
pvtblican or a democrat.
A non-part;san judiciary ought to be
the aim of every enlightened tommon-
"A TOUGH TOWN."
1 That Was Joaquin Miller's Description
of New York In 1870.
! When Joaquin Miller visited New j
York in he wrote: "New York at
' last. And. oh. hut th;s is a tough town'
And the time I had in landing on this
island I 1 have fought many battles
, with Indians. I have seen rough men
i in the mines, but such rulSauo as as
; sailed me on landing from the Jersey
I ferry I have never encountered before.
Two of these llterrlly hauled nie into
a coach. I cried out. They shouted to
the crowd ard police that I was drunk,
j And another 'tough.' who said he was
I my friend, helped them hustle me In
. and held the door until they dashed
away. By and by they stopped and
one got down and. holding the door,
meekly asked me to tell him again
; what hotel 1 wanted to go to.
At the door of the hotel the Astor
-., .v,..,. j
or was familiar with, they dem.tnded
$5 But what made me mad mad at
myself as well as them they gave me
a Confederate five dollar bill in change.
How could ther tell that I came from
land where they use only gold, and
s can t tell one k.nd of greasy, green
CODi alter mef
VENUS DE MILOc
I Tk. u . i :- a
tha Famous Statue
Through the publication of some
quaint manuscript which have never
before been printed Jean Alcard. tbe
French academician and man of let
ters, produces evidence that the arms
of the Venus de Milo were broken off
In a fight between French and Turkish
forces for possesion of the figure.
Both arms, according to the manu-
i scripts, were in place when the statue
was first discovered in 1S20 The right
arm descended a little below the hips.
where it held r.p the draperies, while
the left arm was raised above the head
and grasped In tbe hand a small
Tbe documents published by M. Ai
card claim tbat French naval officers,
who were the first Europeans to see
the Venus and who were authorized by
their government to buy it at any cost.
obtained the prize only at the cost of a j
sharp scrimmage with the crew of a
I Turkish brig, tbe commander of which
bad been Instructed by a Greek prince
at Constantinople to bring the statue to
I Dlm ,D tne 8Tru3&!e. m wnicn nrty
sailors took part on esch side and la
lucn shots and salpr cuts were freeiy
; exchanged, the goddess was thrown to
exchanged, the goddess was thrown to ',
i the ground and her a ms were broUn
1 111 pieces. London Graphic .
the ground, and her ams were broken
The man who cannot rest today.
But says he will tomorrow.
Finds, when hi work Is cleared away.
New tasks or sits In sorrow.
The merry time, the happy time.
The blissful day in view
Is never Rained by them that wait
To triumph and to celebrate,
With nothing mere to do.
The man who folds his hands today
And contemplates with sorrow
The pressing task that's put away
Unfinished until tomorrow
Hss neither rest of heart nor mind.
For he that looks ahead
To duties long delarod destroya
T. swtrT of sweet leisure's joya.
But borrows doubt and dread.
The man who mixes work and play
At jrpsent and tomorrow
K'eps life's poor little ills away
And finds new cares to borrow.
The merry time, the happy time,
Th blissful day in view
Is every day for him whose hand
Is turned each day to fair deeda and
Who plays In reason too.
Head Him Off!
"I hare an entirely new
"What is it?"
"I am going to open a school for
the training of life insurance solici
tors." "But they don't need any Instruc
tions. I never saw one who conldn't
tell you all about the business and
explcin just why every man ought to
carry as much as possible, so what is
there to teach them?"
"My plan is to teach them how
to tell by looking at a man's teeth
whether he is lying or not when he
says all his relatives died of con
sumption, and that he has been re
fused as a bad risk by six com
panies." Sad Experience Indeed.
"And there." said the young man
who. as Othello thrilled Desdemona,
was endeavoring to thrill the lady by
relating to her his most disastrous
Of moving accidents, by food and
Of hair-breadth 'scapes i' the imme
"And thexe I was, tossed away upon
that desert island, with only my
thoughts for companions."
She sighed and. looking at him with
! sincere pity in her big, fawnlike eyes,
"Oh. how lonely you must have
Friends No More.
"Is he a friend c yours?"
with hiro the other night, when she
waited up for me. The next day she
': happened to mept him, and of course
referred to what I had said. The
I hlmnnl fool didn't hsvn nresence r.f
! TO t ar, h ni,rt
, he what 6h(, WM uj
Another Romance Dream Spoiled .
"Colonel," said the beautiful grass
widow, "if you and I happen to be
on the seventeenth floor of a hotel
and a fire fchould suddenly break out,
"Excuse me." said the old warrior,
"for interrupting you, but it couldn't
happen. I'd go down before the fire
Discouraging Sign. '
"Well, how about that story you've
ceen ontm( on uur ng tae past year
or two? Do you still think it a going
to be a success going to create a I
"No. I've given up all hopes of any-
thing of that kind It was accepted I
by the first publisher I submitted
Pleasures cf Genius.
"I am trying." said the poet, "to
make the world happier and bet
"Oh." replied the cynic. "Have
you quit reading your verses to peo
ple?" His Virgil and Poetry.
"Ton ought to reruember." said a
worthy muster to a boy bunzlinc over
. a passage of Virgil, "that you are
I trauslating poetry."
"It's not noetrv when I translito it- "
, ,d t . : . n.lthotw. " . "
; A (. Belison , j
The Daily Story
CS2AN AMERICAN CATCH BY MARTHA B. EDWARDS.
Copyrighted. 1913. Ty Associated Literary Bureau
"My dear." said Lady Edgerton to ?
her daughter Gladys. "I have some- j
thing of importance to say to you. We i
are going to America by tbe next
"I have come to a sudden resolution.
Our most eligible men in England are
beiug largely absorbed by American
heiresses. Now, It has occurred to me.
why not our most eligible young ladies
absorb American heirs? Tou know
that everything here Is entailed and
your brother will get it all with the
title. I am told that America is fail
of young men of wealth. It Is rare, If
ever, an English girl enters that matri
monial market, and American men sel
dom come here for wives."
"My dear mother, you quite take
away my breath." ;
"There are many Immense fortunes j
there you may catch one of them
and any quantity of estates worth, say.
1 $10,000,000. If you get but $1,000,000 .
! you m.iy keep up your position here." I
j "But suppose my husband won't I
come here to live?" j
"There's always divorce with all-
! mony." !
"Thank you, mamma. I don't care !
to marry with that in view.'' '
"But, my dear, the young men who
have inherited these fortunes have j
nothing to do. Naturally they are am- i
bitlous to rise In the social scale. Per
haps your husband may prefer to be
son-in-law to an earl here rather than
an ordinary man in America."
"If he did I wouldn't want him."
"You are incorrigible."
"Mamma. I will go to America with
you. I have long wished to see that
country which our statesmen or im
beciles, rather lost to us when the
colonists were in their babyhood by
trying to make them pay for our wars,
not recognizing that within little more
LAPT GLADYS ASKED A GREAT MANX QUES
than a century they would outgrow j
tbiir parent and we would have t;n j
interest in these millions now being t
heaping up. I mean a legitimate in
terest, not that our young aristocrats j
wotild be reduced to marrying the
daughters of persons they socially look
dovv :i upon." i
"Oh. tlladys: I know nothing about t
history! I only know that you must
marry, and marry a fortune." (
"1 have no objection to marrying an I
American if an American wants me. j
!'ay no more, mamma. I am delighted i
at tiie prospect of the trip. I hey sny
thnt New York doesn't look like Lon- t
don at all: that London is old fash
ioned beside the tall buildings and
wonderful engineering feats of New
Lady Gladys was a thorn in her moth
er's side. The girl had been graduat-
cd with honor at the Englishwoman's
. . .i
college. Girton. atnl was interested in
! the world's ongoing rather than the
l more narrow view of keeping her place
among the British aristocracy. When
the liner in which she came steam
ed into New York harbor everything
about her looked large in comparison
witn wnat sne ban leen accustomed to. '.
The bay was broad, and the statue of '
Liberty loomed up impressively. To her
right stretched the long suspension j
bridge to Brooklyn, with more of its j
kind farther awav. To the left was
j the broad Hudson, while between the
two towered the skyscrapers.
Ladydgerton had provided herself
with introductions to the creme de la
creme of New York society, and it wr
her nlan to Knend nil her tima with
, gwh while nr A M re
, rpjr . th Mttprifirins , th T ' mat
ceived the attentions of the young met '
of fortune. But I.ady Gladys was cap j
tivated by te great growing city. Sho j
saw what in 1ondon would be regard
ed as splendid buildings being pullo
down to make room for towering struc
tures: railway stations being erected
each a city in itself: tunnels far dowi
tinder the Hudson -indeed, every va
i riety of growth which rapidly as it
j rose (Ld not rise fast enough for the
Instead of l-ing Interested in the
dinners that were given her and her:
mother Gladys srent her time visiting'
objects ,f interest. Unfortunately for j
her mother's plan she could not control ;
her daughter, who seemed to be in-'
fatuuted with America. Everything'
was on so large and magnificent a'
scale. In comparison what she had
been accustomed to seemed dwarfed, i
The peopie in England, though more'
enterprising than those ou the con-!
tinent of Europe, appenrtvl slow going
end old fashioned. Jl eemed to her
that in America had been stored cen-
turies nt -
'i nere were no curious relics of a dead
past the fine arts were as nothing but
everything else was Immense, magnifi
cent and moving onward with the pow
er and rapidity of a huge planet
One day a party of which Lady
Gladys was a part alighted from a car
riage at the entrance to a manufactur
ing establishment covering nearly a
hundred acres with a view to Inspect
ing it. They were shown through each
department by its foreman. The dress
of these persons depended upon the
work done la their charge. Some were
In business costume, some In overalls.
In one of them, a foundry, they were
turned over to a young man whose re
fined appearance contrasted with h's
grimy overalls. He was very attentive,
explaining all the manufacturing de
vices so clearly that they were easily
understood. Lady Gladys asked a great
many questions involving explanations
above those ordinarily given. The
young man was much pleased with the
intelligence she evinced in her ques
tions and was surprised that she had
such a knowledge of mechanics as ad
mitted of her asking them. The two
parted with a newborn interest in each
Not lone after this visit Lady Edger
ton and her daughter were invited to
dine with a lady who apologized for
one of the guests they were to meet.
t a young man who was not known in
j society. "lie has." said tbe hostess,
1 "some hold ou my husband and has
j asked for an invitation to meet you and
: your daughter. But your acquaintance
j need only be for the evening." In re
peating this to her daughter Lady Ed
i gerton also transmitted the intelligence
I that the hostess had felt obliged to in7
I vlte a man to meet them for whom she
did not care to vouch. Lady Gladys
noted the Information and said she
. would act npon It.
When the dinner came off and the
guests met In the drawing room Glndys
recognized in one of them, resplendent
1 In evening dress, the man in overalls
I who had shown her through the foun
dry. She started, but when the young
. man. though somewhat embarrassed.
' greeted her with a pleasant smile she
! recovered herself and returned It. He
was Introduced as Mr. Morlock and
was assigned to take the scion of Brit
ish aristocracy to dinner. Seated side
by side, the two at once fell Into ani
"Where did you learn so much about
mechanics?" he asked.
"I have always fancied that line." re
plied Lady Gladys, "and when at Gir
ton took a special course in It. I pre
sume you learned it in a better way
than theoretically that is. practically."
"I first learned it theoretically, "with
some practice thrown in."
"At the Polytechnic institute."
The girl looked surprised. But
American ways were new lo her. ar.d
she was ready to hear almost any
thing. Still, this case puzzled her.
She had met him as foreman In a foun
dry. She had been told that he was
not one of the elite in society. He had
snflieient Influence to demand an Invi
tation to meet her. and. lastly, he waa
a graduate of one of the first scientific
institutions in the country. What did
The lady was too well bred to Inter
rogate her dinner companion as to his
social status and contented herself
with conversation, which she found
not only entertaining, but charming.
After dinner she found an opportunity
to speak with the hostess, who told her
something about the young man. All
the information vouchsafed was this:
In America, or. rather. New York, a
position in what is called society can
only be attained by an effort, or. in
the -case of bachelors, by certain serv
ices to hostesses. Mr. Morlock had no
time for the former and no taste for
the latter. Consequently he had no
social status In New York society.
Lady Gladys could understand me
chanics, but the elements of the social
structure of New York were too much
I fr.rhor nnrt he did not mirsue the sub-
jeot- From the time of her meeting
with Mr. Morfock her mother noticed
that she seemed indisposed to encour
age the other young men she met the
cotillion leaders, the clubmen, the
diners out even though they owned
skyscrapers or their safes were stuffed
When Lady Edgerton bad finished
her inettrsion. with a view to securing
a husband for her daughter, she found
in her net but one fish. Mr. Morlock.
But he was considered in America an
excellent catch. He had applied prac
tically his scientific education and
was about to step into a position of
$10,000 a year. Yet this was a mere
beginning with him. He soon became
a leader in hi line and one of the
Iron kings of the country.
In time be went to England and mar
ried Lady Gladys Edgerton. But she
knew well that he would not remain
there, and she was content to live In.
Ameriea. one ef thp very few women
of the British aristocracy to rnnrry an
American commoner and become a res
ident of the United State.
April 1 1 in American
1801 South Carolina Confederates de
manded tbe surrender of Fort Sum
ter. Charleston harbor, by the Unit
ed States gcrrlson.
1SC3-A force of Confederates 10.000
fctrong laid formal siege to Suffolk.
1D02 General Wade Hampton, distin
guished Confederate cavalry officer,
died: born 1S1V.
He Fve never been able to get a
good photograph of my face. st; -Allow
me to congratulate you.-I'hilad