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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY. MAY 20, 1913.
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Tuesday, May 20, 1913.
7 Some of New York's grafting police
Inspectors are now being inspected by
?T crooks as crooked as themselves. It
, it to Sing Sing.
Japan will have an arduous job if
V its idea is to regulate the valuation of
;' the different races by treaty. Many,
' Including the Turks, consider them
selves the best.
. The Japs have an idea that the
- president can control legislation in
the various states. Think of Presl-
dent Wilson trying to dictate to the
sovereigns of Arizona!
of the Japanese on the ground that
their country is too small and weak
to be taken seriously by a nation of
the first rank.
This i3 all a mistake. Japan is not
little. In area, of course, the Japan
ese territory, occupied or conquered,
is small by comparison with Russia,
for instance, the huge empire which
the Japanese defeated in a bloody
war. But in population the Japanese
empire is not one of the little nations
of the world.
There are more than 52,000.000 Jap
anese, not counting the Formosians
or the Koreans. They have more than
3,000.000 subjects in Formosa and
more than 13,000,000 in Korea, or Cho
sen, as they have named the country
tince its annexation. These 16,000,000
i rrcaiia auu a ui uiuoauo tuc juuv
much to be counted in reckoning the
population of the Japanese empire as
the Filipinos are in stating the num
ber of persons living under the Ameri
can flag or the natives of Algeria and
Cambodia are to be included in the
population of France and its posses
sions. But taking account only of the Jap
anese it is evident that 52,000,000
make a large state, not a little one.
That is the population of Austria
Hungary. It is 6,000,000 more than
the inhabitants of th3 British Isles.
France stands about 13,000,000 below
Japan. Italy is smaller by 17,000,000.
The population of Japan Is greater
than that of Spain, Holland, Bulgaria,
Switzerland, Servia, Sweden, Greece,
Denmark and Norway all taken together.
The Genial Cynic
BY CHAELES GRANT MILLER.
INCOME FOR MARRIAGE.
A Cleveland judge has decided that no couple
should marry on an income less than J100 a' month.
Here is where Cupid is put out of business.
The little god is no auditor of accounts.
Really, income is the least important thing in hap
py marriage, and has been ever since the red roses of
love first began blooming in the human heart.
The things absolutely essential to the happy home
are 6trangely few. Chief among them are labor and
love. Neither of these costs money. But both of them
often fly from it.
The world is full of want, but qf actual starvation
there is little. Want and need are by no means syn
It Is a nice question whether there are- not more
people who have more than is good for them than peo
ple who have not enough. The greatest Injuries ana
crimes against mankind are committed by the ultra
rich. The cost of living cannot be fixed by any standard. It ranges from
$300 a year for some preachers of the gospel to $300,000 a year for some
gamblers in stocks; but home happiness is not in proportion to income.
The average income of families in the whole United States is less than
$500 a year.
The announcement that an effort
will be made to divide California is
a little disquieting. One California is
about all the country feels like put
ting up with Just, at the present time.
The Peoria Journal refers to special
legislative favors as "The Cancer of
Privilege," recalling the famous cam
paign document of Samuel J. Tildcn,
when he began "his march to the
White house," which was interrupted
Colorado's new minimum wage law,
Just signed by the governor, creates a
commission of three which shall, upon
the appeal of women or children work
ers in any Industry or in any com
munity, hold hearings and fix a mini
mum wage which shall be binding
upon employers and employes alike.
Old guard republican senators ob
serve publicly anent Senator Cum
mins" iT.orts to rehabilitate the party
that one who did so much to pull it
down is not the proper person to put
It up again. The way republicans
agree to disagree about harmony is
something beautiful to behold.
BKACTIFYIXG YOUIV HOME.
Already in different parts of the city
there is healthy evidence cf the inter
est that has been aroused by the en
terprising move of the civic depart
ment of the Rock Island Woman's
club in offering cash prizes for the
beautifying of residential premises.
It is the initial public undertaking
of the newly organized Woman's club,
and the fact that it so soon bears
fruitful results augurs encouragingly
fcr the cooperative spirit that the club
will find forthcoming on the part of
the people of the city.
The people of Reck Island never are
slow to do their part in movements
for the welfare of their city
end their homes. Nothing could be
closer to good sentiment than the sug
gestion cf increasing the at'ractive-
nes8 cf the home. What a wave, of
pleasantry and picturesqueness there
is in a flower plot placed here and there
about the front yard, with a cluster of
vines dropping from the porch. It
makes little difference whether you
have acres or 30 feet. It is your Lome,
and your heart and your interest are
It Is doubtful if there is a house
wife in Rock Island who aoes not
know enough about horticulture to
beautify her home surroundings after
a fashion that will surprise even her
self after she hag devoted a 6eason
to it. If she has not done this char
acter of work before the will marvel
at the effect the bloom and scents
frcm her flower beds will have on the
surroundings of her home.
The conditions of the contest are
ea.y to follow and it is desired that the
ycung folks Join with their elders in
carrying forward the purpose of the
enterprise promoted by the club. The
ti-.ck yard as well as "he front of the
premires should receive attention.
Other communities have taken up
thf c'.ty beautiful idea. It has never
been a failure where it has been tried
If ycu happen to be a resident of a
One by on the early residents ere
crossing the bar into the great beyond.
Richard Crpmpton was one of the
best known of Rock Island's business
men not only a quarter of a century
ago. but a half century ago. He was
a man, too, who always took priue
in Rock lslar.d and was ready at all
times and in all places to lend his
aid to whatever might contribute to
Rock Island's beauty and betterment.
He had served on the park board,
Mas one of the organisers of tlx) Rock
Island Improvement association
20 years ago started the rev
suiting in new streets and a general
sytteni of permanent public improvement.
He fl aulpt and n-.nrlest In !t
demeanor, persevering and upright in llave begJ11 ;o ;;Uh'ne you. That's
me spin, mat ine woman sciuo, in us
present experiment, is endeavoring to
spread ever the entire community.
Whi'.o vcu can hardlv exDert to re-
Lincoln Heat hey. rerofjnUed by all : tire on the cash you receive in the
locality where the premises are neg-! t3 plck up an education. He
'.octed where the grass is not kept
a which I nowe an( rubbish is permitted to ac
Ival re-1 cuniu!ate in tne rear yard take the
neighbors, an 1 notice how quickly they
will follow. You will -find in a few
weeks that the folr.s next door to yo;i
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
CONGRESSMAN FROM THE FOUR-
(Speclal Correspondence of The Arrus.)
Washington, D. C, May 18. Now
that the newspaper humorists have
completed their picture of James Ham
ilton Lewis Jim
Ham," as they call
him the new sen
ator from Illinois,
I would like to
sketch another por
trait of him the
ities the slim,
dapper , stature of
the man, his red
beard, his matched
rings, cmf links
and scarf pins, his
tion of hats, ties,
vests and socks.
CLYDE H. To balance that
vTAVLNNER picture I would
paint another the
picture of a lonely boy thrown early
upon hi3 own resources, of a struggle
to overcome handicaps such as few
successful men ever met, of surpass
ing ability which quickly brought its
possessor to fame and position in the
world, and finally of a heart that beats
in sympathy for the poor and oppress
ed, a sympathy carried by Senator
"Jim Ham" on his struggle upward
from the bottom.
After the Illinois legislature sent
him to succeed Senator Cullom for
tfhe long term in' the senate, the let
ter of congratulation which brought
most pleasure to Senator "Jim Ham"
was one from the Longshoremen and
Riggers' union. Senator Lewis is a
member of that labor union, and not
an honorary member either. He join
ed it when he was a worker on the
docks at Seattle, Wash.
He is Virginia born, and of good
blood. His family, impoverished by
the war, moved to Augusta, Ga., where
young Jim, between odd jobs, managed
tent to a tutor by his aunt nnd later
moved to Savannah. His work even
enabled him to spend a few seasons
as a student in the University of Vir
ginia. He had graduated at Hough
ton college in Augusta.
He found that poverty would keep
him from a complete schooling. So,
like other ambitious boys had done,
he struck westward, and at the age
of 19 found himself alone in Seattle
penniless, with a keen appetite and
the Immediate necessity of finding a
job so that he might eat.
The first work that presented itself
was a job rolling barrels and shoul
dering bags on the Seattle doefcs, and
young Lewis took it The work was
too heavy for his slight physique, but
the boss, observing that he was
keen young chap, made him a checker,
He taught classes at night to prepare
them for the State university.
He joined the union and worked
at his trade many months. Evenings
and odd hours he studied law. His
naturally brilliant mind served him
well then. In a brief time he passed
the bar examinations. As a lawyer
his reputation grew rapidly, until at
the age of 23 his fellow citizens sent
him to the territorial senate.
This was his first real step upward
Immediately he tiid a surprising thing,
one of the most remarkable acts of
any man now prominent before the
public. Only a few men are able to
judge themselves correctly. "Jim
Ham" Lewis was. He realized he had
extraordinary ability. He also real
ined the value of a striking person
ality to men in public life.
So he set about it to create person
ality for himself. He adopted the
The Daily Story
NOT ON THE CHART BY CLARISSA MACKIE.
Copyngnteii. 131!. oy Aasociatod Literary Bureau
The rain fell in lonp, slanting sheets! Ton know I've been quite Imndy about
and drummed against Joel Webster's - helping set broken limbs, and"
oilsklns with a noige that muffled the! "et along with you!" ordered Feter
throb of his engine. The motorboat ' fiercely. -I don't want you to come
rose on the crest of big waves and . near me."
then dived down into pitchy blackness, ; "Thi I'll fro ashore and fetch a doc
for it was uight. He had lost his bear-' tor tonight." and Joel picked up his
ings an hour ago., when be had left, hat and shrugged iuto his ollskius. In
Haddeu harbor for the short trip down ; an instant he had opened and closed
the coast after a catboat which bad i the outer door and was gone Into the
gone adrift, and now he was trying to ' stormy night.
find the harbor's mouth once more. j Dora Langdon sank down beside the
He tried to discern the familiar light ' bed and hid her face in the blankets.
that would set him oa the right courso, "Oh. father," she cried, "irhy did" you
but the lighthouse seemed blotted out
in the storm.
"I ought to be somewhere near the
harbor's month by this time." he pant
ed after he had recovered from a
I drenching wave. He bent forward and
peered ahead as ir to pierce me Diacn
ness with his keen eyes.
"Seems as if I ought to see the ledge a look of pain wrinkled Peter's harsh
light unless unless something's hnp-1 features. "Then then you must like
pened to Peter Langdon r He inclined j him a lot." he said hoarsely,
his ear. and close at hand he heard j "I do, father." she sobbed,
the roar of waves breaking on ragged j -i thought maybe you'd be satisfied
rocks. ' "Good Lord, if it isn't the ledge, with-just me." be said iu a low tone,
and no light!" "I lost your mother when you was
The wheel spun around in his strong j born, and I set store by you. Dora,
bands, and the motorboat put about t thinking maybe you'd care enough
until she was headed straight for the ! about me to stay with me, but I've got
booming waves. If Joel Webster had j to give you up to him. 1 hate the
not known the ledge like a book be; young jackanapes:"
might have gone straight to desrruc- j "oh, father, dear, don't think I shall
tion on the bristling rocks that encom-1 iove you any less!" cried Dora, throw
. 1 A 1tAl.,hnnoA T? 1 1 tile no, n a , . i.t 1- T ,
jjaaaeu tut? usuluuHi,c' 11 " " ; mg uer arms itruuuu uis ntrv iv.
let him go? Perhaps be will be drown
ed!" "What if be is?" demanded the man
fiercely. "Would you care?"
There was a little silence while the
girl's shoulders heaved with emotlou:
"Of course I'd care," she said in a
j muffled tone.
We've started in to save this week, we're
pinchln' every nickel:
Pa's carry-In" his lunch to town a slice
of bread and Dickie:
Ma's eatherin' up all the scraps that
formerly were wasted;
The stuff we get for breakfast is the
worst I've ever tasted.
We're savin' up In every way and cuttln'
We don't turn on the lights no more as
soot cs night comiuences:
We Bit around in darkness now to keep
the gas from burnin';
I wish I'd something good to eat, but
there's no use In yearnin'.
We've got to do our best this week to
keep the hills from rlsln';
Each member of the family's hit we're
The baby's cryin' for a bone to suck
poor little sinner
We're savin" 'cause net Sunday we'll
have company to dinner.
"My! That must have been a love
ly dream you were having," said the
Ingenue, when the train stopped with
a sudden jerk, causing the leading
man to wake up and catch his hat
as it was rolling to the floor of the
car. "I never saw such a pleased ex
pression as you had on your face."
"It was a beautiful dream," he ad
mitted. "The most glorious dream I
"What was it?"
'I was dreaming that the manager
eccentricities of beard and dress that j had agreed to pay me as much as the
all his relutioos to life.
Tin: ui:.M, ki: so.
rrcftr slon.il aviators as the most dar
Ing and reikiets one among them, gave
this as a rcasoa why he init flying:
"There was jurt one thins that drew
crowds U my exhibitions a morbid
desire t ere something happen. Thry
all predicted 1 would be killed, and
none wanted to miss Kitting In on it.
They paid to see mo ole. They bet.
and the odds were always against my
That Is a view cJfo taken by others
in accounting for the eag:n?s8 of
the rcat crowds that attend aeroplane
exhibitions. llut Is it the correct
"view? is the American public entirely
Imbued with the same spirit that made
the bloody nceneg of the Roman am
phitheatre possible? Are we all Etill
savages, with ouly a thin veneer of
If so. the lie is given al'. claims that
mank'nd, steadily, through the ages.
has been attainlug greater moral a .id
spiritual heights, llut U-.ere is a more-'
reasonable and apparent explanation,
which does no discredit to humanity.
It is one which can be accepted by all
who look within themselves and know
their fellow men.
The public understands the fact that,
there is danger in the exploits cf the
airmen. But it does cot turn out, at
least not ail the public turns out, to
witness them in the expectation of
selngthe aviators killed. It knows
the performers sre experts and ex
pects to b thrilled by the daring,
skllpul manner ia which tAey sur
mount the perils. Feats such as these
always attract a crowd and always
will, probably. The animus is not dis
creditable to humanity.
It Is admiration for human adroit
ness, hardihood and. courage and that
which It achieves.
even, you win cue of the prizes, ycu
will have your reward in greater
neasure in the chanee ycu have ac-
cem;HiEhed :n jour own home, in your
neighborhood and in ths extent that
ycu have ccntributcd to the beautify
iug cf tl'.o city generally.
Get bi ?y with your lawn mower,
ycur rake aud your flower beds. First
of all! keep your front and back yards
I clean. Then pln your cwn scheme
of embellishment. It will be easy, and
i the rrsu'ts will be pleasing beyond
have since made him famous.
He was highly successful. In a few
years his appearance, coupled with
his ability, brought him national fame.
Washington sent him to congress as
representative-at-large when he wa3
27 years old. He foresaw that the
democratic party in Washington was
disintegrating. And so at the age
of 36 he moved to Chicago. In two
years he was made corporation coun
sel for Chicago the attorney general
of the city. In five years he had
established himself as one of the
greatest trial lawyers in Illinois, and ia
10 years, when he was 4G years old,
his adcp'ed state seat him to. the
United States senate as the popular
choice in the senatorial prima.-y.
high school should command as good
talent as the endowed institution for
so-called "higher education." Only
a small percentage of our young men
and women are able to avail them
selves of advanced studies, on account
of the great cost. The public school
must eventually reach a proficiency
that will offer this education to the
mattes. .Cutting down the college
years, placing the student in active life
sooner, is an economical ideal worth
keeping in mind.
The teacher's pension will help to
pay. He will organize and conduct
is later department.
press agent says I am getting."
WHAT HE SAID.
"Did I under
stand you to say
that you consider
ed a common
sufficient for your
"No, I didn't
say that exactly.
i said 1 wanted him to learn
to spell and write even if he had to
stay in the grammar grades until he
was grown up." 1 ,
once ycu have gotten fair-
Ptxsiox ran school teacu-
House bill number 320, now before
the legislature, would provide a two
mill state tax to maintain a school
! teachers' fund. The measure as now
' presented would require the teacher
to have 25 years service in one place
to become eligible to a pension. Edu
cators feel this restriction is too dras
tie. They advance a very telling argu
ment against the fixed residence clause
by showing that some of the most effi
cient teachers move about from city
to city in process of promotion. To
limit the pension to those who have
never moved would be a blow to the
best interests of the teaching profes
sion. It would be like putting a prem
ium upon mediocrity. The bill could
bo changed to a 25-year service quali
fication within the confines of the
state. That would tend to keep cur
teaching ta'.ect at horns and afford it
tome latitude in bettering its eppor
tunities. A pension bill for school
teachers is in line with the general
effort to make the profession of the
teacher attractive to the brightest
minds. Conditions in that line have
teen improving for years, thouga
there is yet much to be done. Our
cchooU will never rank higher than
Axiomatic as that statement sounds,
it Etlil fails of popular appreciation in
mnny Quarters. Our grade schools
St. Paul William A. Marks, a North
ern Pacific conductor, and John
Schott, a brakeman, were arrested
here by United States deputy mar
shals on the charge of having allowed
piiSEngers on their train between St
Paul and Fargo to ride on short fares.
Trenton, N. J. Judge Cross iu the
make the work attractive. It will heln V . ou J J
to retain successful teachers, whn arfi!1-"" Dl4lt3 courl imposed a
now attracted by larger compensa
tions offered by other callings.
Eno of 2,0fc0 on ilrs. Agnes Mangels
of San Francisco, who is alleged to
have landed on May 12 from tne
steamer Amerika at Hoboken, N. J.,
without declaring a proper value of
GETS JOB WITH
THE SMFLTER TPUST J800ds l3rouSnt y Dr from abroad
Her Own Opinion.
She rouged her cheeks and blacked
She put some whitewash oa her
She daubed some red stuff on her lips
And pinned on braids in ample
She fastened on a hat bedecked !
With artificial sprigs and fruit,
And felt &s natural as life,
And fancied that she was "a beaut."
"I wish." said Smithson, "I could
live in some country where then?
were no poor people where wealth
could be distributed equally."
"Goodness!" replied his wife, "why
should you have such a silly wish as
that? If we lived in such a country
we could never afford anything that
the people next door wouldn't te atflo
JAPAN NOT CITIXK."
Whenever the Japanese government
becomes Involved in a controversy of the abilities of the
acy kind with a great power It is the
custom to 6p?ak of "little Japan."
jr-r(n- unA fnM alike us? that ex
pression. Some deride the Iretecsions should te even more efficient and our
(C) Harris & Ewinj.
Charles P. NeilL
Charges P. Xeill, U. S. commtsion.
er of labor since 1305 and recently
made commissioner of labor statistics,
who announced his resignation from
the government service a few days
ago, will take a position with the
American Saeliirg and Refining com-
Perk Rapids, Minn. Charjes Wea
ver, a young man whose home is a
fen miles south of here, was arrested
charged with having blown up the
tracks of the Great Northern railway,
nearly causing a serious wreck of a
fast passenger train. Weaver is al
leged to have made a confession.
South Eend, Ind. The Laetare med
al, presented annually for 30 years by
the University of Notre Dame to some
member of the Catholic laity distin
guished for eminent service to the
church, to the country, art, or science,
was presented to Charles Harbermann,
editor in chief of the Catholic En
cyclopedia. Springfield, 111. Adjutant General
Dickson has ordered Colonel Edward
J. Lang, commanding the Fourth in
fantry, Illinois National guard, to mus
ter in a company of infantry at 8
o'clock next Thursday at Benton, to be
assigned to the Fourth infantry, and
to be known as Company F. The com
piny will take the place of the one
recently mustered out at Mount Ver
Athens It is reported that the
monks of Mount Athos, the celebrat
ed monastery on the coast of Aegean
tea, are planning to send the imperial
roae and crown used by the Bynan
tme emperors, now ia their possession, without testing it."
w Ainens ior ine use or lung Cfcnstan- Tht odd. What do you sell
use at ais coronation. j
No Hope for Then.
"Thefe would be no old maids," ho
ventured to remark, "if women had
the privilege of proposing."
"Pshaw!" 6he answered, "Of course
there would. Do you think a little
thing like the right to propose would
make any difference with The woman
who can't catch a man as things are
axe now arranged?" ;
Genius and Hair.
"It's a curious thing about geniuses,
"I don't know. What do you mean?"
"Their hair. The male genius near
ly always has a let of it, while the fe
male generally has to get along with
a little bit which she never knows
how to fix so that it will show to advantage."
trained to the voice of the sea. nnd at
just the right moment he swung his
little craft around into the narrow
opening that gave upon comparatively
It was a matter of considerable skill
to make a landing in the storm, but at
last he moored the boat safely and
crawled along the platform until he
came to the narrow iron stairway that
led to a door above the highest water
His repeated battering brought quick
light steps across the floor and the
sound of a frightened voice from
"Oh. Is anybody there?" called the girl.
"Yes!" he shouted back, but the wind
tore, the words away, and he had to
repeat his cry, again and again before
she understood that his voice was not
the cry of frightened gulls or the
scream of the raging wind.
The door opened outward, and he
staggered within the warm, cozy shel
ter of the sittim? rooni. The girl -was
busy locking the door and so she did
not look at him until he had removed!
his dripping sou'wester and pushed
back the tangled hair from his vet
"Oh, it's you, Joel!" she faltered,
with a little backward step of alarm.
"Yes. It's me." said Joel Webster
crisply. "I was out in the storm, and
I noticed the laaip wasn't lighted.
What's the matter?"
"It's none of your business what's
the tnntter!" called an angry voice
from tho adjoining room. "Dora, is
that fresh Webster boy In- there?"
"Yes, It's me," repeated Joel for the
6econd time. He drew near the cora
mnnienting door and looked in on the
recumbent form of a large, old mnu,
who appeared to be suffering great
pnln. "What's the matter hurt your
self?" asked Joel bluntly.
"Broke ny leg." growled Feter Lang
"Went ashore this morning and
hasn't come back. Drunk as a lord. I
reckon!" groaned the lighthouse keep
er. "Dora here tried to get the lamp
going, but she couldn't, bless her
"I'm going to light the lamp for you.
and when It's going good I'll come back
and make you comfortable." announced
Joel in a matter of fact tone.
Peter Langdon half raised himself In
bed and shook his fist nt the young
man. "Don't yon dare touch my lamp.
Joel Webster! Didn't I warn you off
these here premises a week ago? Didn't
I say I wouldn't have you around
Joel folded his arms and looked the
Irate keeper In the eye. "Yes. you told
me nil that. Mr. Langdon. but that
hasn't got anything to do with lighting
the lump tonight."
"It hasn't, eh? Why not?"
"Because what you said to me then
has got to dt with Dora. The only
reason I rame tonight was because I
saw the light was out and I thought j
you were in trouble." Joel spoke firm
ly and without one backward glance at
the girl who stood behind him.
"You leave that lamp alone!" com
manded Peter wrathfully. "You needn't j
try to play the good Samaritan with
"You mean you're going to turn me
out in this storm again?" asked Joel
"If you could get here yon can get
away." growled the keeper.
"Oh. father." cried the girl, "please
don't speak like that!"
"You must bate tne a lot. Mr. Lanir
don," said Joel (Oowly. "If I knew the
reason why I'd be better satisfied."
He turned abruptly nwny nnd opened
the door that led to the spiral stilrway.
"I'm going to light the lamp," he said
over his shoulder, and. wlthotit wa!ilns
for Peter I-nrcdon' KnarlUg reinon-
you understand bow anybody can care
for more than one person at a time?
When you loved my mother, couldn't
you love your own mother too?"
Peter Langdon swallowed a lnmp In
his throat a-d muttered under his
breath. Dora could not hear what he
said, but she felt that his mood was .
softening. "Don't worry about Joel,
father," she pleaded. "You know be
said the other day that he would nev
er marry me without your consent, so
you see you can keep me a prisoner
here In your tower all my life if you
"Would you be happy and contented
to stay with roe alone?" asked ber fa
ther. "I might not be entirely happy, fa
ther, but I would try to be contented,"
she said steadily.
There was silence between the two
after that which lasted well into tba
night The waves roared on the rocks
at the base of the tower, and the wind
screamed wildly as it chased the fly
ing rain. Father and daughter were
thinking of the brave young form with
face set toward Hadden harbor. Th
older man's fierce Jealousy had driven
Joel forth into the wildest storm of th
season. Would be reach the shore
If he did not. how could Peter Lang
don make up the loss to his daughter!
He asked himself this question ovei
and over as the long hours passed
Dora arose after awhile, and wltt
white, set fuce she attended to littl
household duties that she might imi
be distracted by the acuteness of hei
anxiety. Now and then she adminis
tered a cordial to the suffering mac
on the bed. but after awhile he lay verj
quiet with closed eyes, and she thought
he was asleep.
The sitting room clock was chiming
3 when there came a beating at the
outer door. Dora flew to open it witti
trembling fingers, and two storm swepl
men entered the room. The girl rac
to nnd fro, helping the doctor and Joe!
Webster to shed their oilskins and
bringing them steaming bowls of gin
"Sensible little girl." approved Dr
Brown as be set the bowl on the table.
"Now for your father. Dora."
Joel sat in the background, white and
worn with the strain of his nlght'4
work. At least he could keep out ol
Teter Langdon's way until that man
of wrath had been made comfortable.
Perhaps then there might be u spnre
bed. Joel nodded gently off to sleep
sitting; bolt upright on his chair.
"I want Joel to help." said Fetet
Langdon in a mild voice ns the doctor
made his careful examination, and it
was a very happy IKra who gently
shook Joel into wakefulness and whis
pered ber father's request.
As the three busied themselves ovet
the broken les Peter Langdon. quite
unmindful of pain, uttered his thoughts
nloud. "A soon ns the sea goes down,
doctor, 1 wish you'd briug the niiuistei
over. We're going to have a wedding
"O ho!" smiled he physician. "So
that's the w:iy li.d wind blows. el"i
(iolng tt like a life ashore. Dora?"
Joel had found the hand of Dora's
father and w:is gripping It gratefully.
Before the girl could flume nu answer
to the doctor's question Joel. Kpoke with
the little authoritative air that Peter
Langdon secretly HUed.
"We're going to live rignt here with
Mr. Liingdou. if he'll let us. I'm goltiK
t get Marshall's Job if I can that is.
"Fntner-ln-lnw'." supplied Teter with ;
a grim smile. I
"If fiither-in-law will consent." smiled i
"You'll pet it." said Peter hurriedly.
"Why. this light was off the chart to
night till Joel enme and fixed her up."
And I was oT your chart until to-
StiU It Doesn't Kurt. "
Too often the knowledge a man
Sains in adversity comes too late to
&j t'.m any good.
Ktr.mcp. h the itimr mul m,M
ed to the lamp room, v In a few mv t Stt. too." grinned Joel
meat the four burner wre newi'n:r
long red rajrs through the driving
storm. A fog horn blared dully from
the distance. It was very cold and very
lor.elv u; there, and Joel 'onired to cc
down to the cheery v.ariutU of the', , ... . ,,
i t . , . i. . , , liio MeeK!en!u
ruum uiu, mil ue uesuaieu. i
Peter Langdon needed hint sorely, i
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of the agonizing pain of hi broken ! rtersTninn nr! father of the disUn
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before leaving the factory. No mas ; proached the bedroom door. i J83t-Marqni de Lafayette. French
can wil staff today that ha not been j "You won't be blamed because ycurj 0nT of the Americas revolutionists.
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cheerfully. "Now. Mr. Lsugdoit If 1 1J)11 Frederick Vinton, noted portrait
you'll let me. I think 1 can fix that leg' p later, died In Boston: boru lS;a.
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