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C TRADES (ffig?) COUNCIL XI
Wednesday, May 28, 1913.
Crush the lobby that is seeking to
crush the people.
Have yon placed your automobile
at the disposition rf the disabled old
soldiers Memorial day morning?
Let the people own the ball park
and contiguous territory embraced In
the tract at present held for athletic
purposes at Eighteenth avenue and
The Ohio workmen who have mort
gaged their homes in order to con
tribute to funds for flood protection
give an example of public epirlt that
will be hard to beat.
The new republic of China is rais
ing no troublesome questions, on the
subject of race superiorities. If any
nation wants to settle the matter by
a comparison of numbers China is
ready for the count.
Then, too, one would naturally have
thought the excitab'.e ex-president
would have been content in compell
ing the newspaper which he accuses
of libeling him to prove its charge,
rather than placing himself on the
defensive at the outset.
It may be expected that the calam
ity howlers of the republican faith
will now be attributing the finan
cial reverses of the Frisco and its sub
sidiary line, the Chicago & Eastern
Illinois railway, to the fact that a
democratic naticnal administration Is
By a popular subscription of its
citizens Dayton, Ohio, has raised $2,
000.000 to bo epent on safeguards
against future floods. It 13 a pleas
ure to help those so ready to help
themselves. Daytcn can learn from
Galveston that flood prevention is en
KVKil ALEUT TO THE l'EOPLt'8
Ever alert tp the people's IntereEts,
Congressman Clyde H. Tavenner,was
quick to respond to President Wilson's
warning sounded from the Walte
house as to the unscrupulous
wcrk of the lobby that la seeking
to defeat the tariff
before the senate.
Accoraing 10 yesterday s Associated
Press dispatches, Tavenner Introduced
Id the house a stringent rcaolulion for
an Inquiry into the lobby and no doubt
a thorough investigation will be made.
It is the practice and policy that
Tavenner Is pursuing, and has always
pursued, of being wide awake and al
ways on the job that has given him
his standing in Washington.
It is such a type of a man that the
people, depend upon, and may well de
pend upon, to safeguard their inter
ests. COUNTKV AMD CITY IS JOlIt
MALI e) 31.
"Where will most of the students in
the sohools of journalism do tho.r life
Iwork? queries the Kansas City
Star. Almost certainly in what is call
ed the country prets. Perhaps not at
first net until It is more generally
, understood that there is no essential
difference between city newspaper
work and country newspaper work,
t X city newspaper, to be most sue
! cesstul and moat serviceable, must be
a local newspaper. And that is what
; a country newspaper is. The develop
ment cf the newspaper of the town
or email city is going to be more and
more what it has become already, the
most significant development in the
whole field of the American news
paper. Ttere is not the smallest conflict
between the metropolitan newspaper
nd the town newspaper. It is notable
tht where a central big city is best
lerred by Its own newspapers there
the surrounding small cities have the
best class of local papers.
It is the ambition of many writers
9t cltf Bewaptpers to own A news
peper la a email city. For one thing,
that wrltr have learned that there
JltUe or nothing that they have
written about, in nay department of
the big papers, hat has net re cor
responding Interest (or the Utile pap
pr, 'Charles 0, R, an assistant pro
fetter of Ue illourl University
Ichcel of. Journalism' naa shown In an
admirable f bulled iUj, tU subjects
tt tflwa. interest we -Intrinsically tbe
anr..M Ho subject of city Interest.
POMWsltor .Williams of that school,
l&Q?WMfvry6rs ft country editor
f Mlwflujt .ajnd Will" Aliep Wfcl.te,
Pba U ft CPa&try editor of Kansas,
MY ba ftite t9. Pre tbt rcegnisei
personality ftn& wide social influence
ir ft well.wltUa tte reach pr vae
i iUtk tslaa Beseto ef tka A !
country journalist as of the city Jeurn-1
alia a n H Vi Miintev 4nn T i f a a
potentially the same except or the
COCL.D JAPAN MAKE; WAR?
Many of the leading newspapers of
the country have pointed to the ab
solute absurdity of any person Jap
anese jingo or other lunatic trying
to make the California alien land law
a causus bellum.
The New York World presents some
interesting facts and figures thus:
The full naval balance stands:
Dreadnaughts 2 8
Other battleships .... 13 24
Cruisers 27 25
Torpedo boats and de
stroyers 112 61
Submarines 13 23
Total tonnage 471.962 763.132
Only in the class of torpedo boats,
whose radius of action is short, is
the Japanese navy superior. In strik
ing power it is far outclassed.
Japan's war debt is already crush
lng. The average laborer of Japan,
earning 20 cents or less a day must
work more than one month every
year to pay his family's share of the
$71,000,000 it costs to "carry" Japan's
debt of 11.271,745,000. The average
American workman, at 10 times the
wage, need work but a little over
half a day to pay his share of the
$22,000,000 interest on the .debt of the
The contrast between the two na
tions in flcan ial resources is striking'
ly expressed in other terms. Ameri
can commerce up to May 1 was $4,254,
000,000 in a year. Japan's in 1911 was
$495,000,000. Japan's 5 per cent bonds
tell below par.t Her 4 are 10 points
below those of New York City. No
more money could be borrowed upon
such terms in case of war. Japan's
credit would be dead.
A short and certain road to financial
ruin, ultimate defeat, political revolu
tion and anarchy lies before Japan
in a war upon the United States.
LOVll'S DKAD HORSES.
Why do men hate to pay alimony?
True, they hate to pay anything,
you might say. But why do men who
can liquidate a gambling debt or a
bar bill in a brave show of cheerful
fcpirit, who can pay even a doctor bill
or a millinery bill without grumbling
overmuch, object so urgently to the
payment of alimony that they are not
only ready to go to jail, first but
actually willing to stay in Jail tor
weeks or months rather than settle?
A judge asked a man the other day
why he declined to pay his divorce
court dues, already several months
in arrears. "I will not." replied the
delinquent. "The order is unfair.
You can send me to jaa if you like."
The judge could and did.
Perhaps the answer represents the
usual attitude of the alimony payer.
He tells himself the bill is unfair. If
he pays he pays under protest. If he
does not pay he goes to jail sustained
u' euuiiKng oeuer mat ne is a
martyr to stiff-necked justice. If we
ccu.d poll the famous alimony club in
the New York tombs we should doubt-
lefs be assured that alimony is basic
ally wrong, fundamentally unfair, so
erroneous in principle that no man of
character should be a party to it.
We need not go into that. The
courts see to it that marriage main
tains its proud position as the hardest
kind of contract to break without
paying suitable indemnity. That the
party of the first part is so seldom
willing to take the courts' word for
the necessity cf the indicated contri-
. but ion is rcarcely explicable as a mat-'
ter cf rrinciii!e. We sugrer.i that ir
! ;s rather a matter of annosity .
Fcr men pay taxes merely bet
they ere convinced they must, though
they may deem the principle unfair.
Nonpament would Fend them to jail;
still thev pay because thev feel no
particular enmity toward the state.
B;it in the preliminaries precedent to
the falling due of alimony certain
acerbities are engendered. It seeniB
fair to assume that hard feelings. alone
impel men to refuse to pay alimony,
though grim gray walls emphasize its
And i'.'s a pleasant thought that
many men cf whom the public never
hears probably walk rigat up to the
clerk's desk once a month and pay
their installment on love's dead
bcrses without a murmur.
They Et and Digest Food That Would
Kill an Ordinary Man.
We bear mucb of American dyspep
sia, but there is one native race of
America that is certainly not troubled
in this respect 4The Eskimo defies ail
the laws of hygiene and thrives. He
eats until be la satisfied, but Is said
never to be satisfied while a shred of
bis feast remains unconsumed. His
capacity is limited by the supply and
by that only.
The Eskimo cannot make any mis
take about the manner of cooking his
food, since, as a rule, he does sot cook
it Nor, so far as the blubber or fat of
the arctic animal is concerned, is the
Eskimo concerned about his manner
of eating it Indeed, he may be said
not to eat it at all. He cuts it into
long strips an inch wide and an inch
thick end thra lowers the strip down
his throat as one might lower a rope
Into a well
Despite ail tils the Eskimo does net
suCer from Indigestion. U can make
s good meal. off the flesh and skin ef
the wclros, jirorislon so hard end grit
ty that la .cutUrg up the animal the
knife must be continually sharpened.
The Uttta of a little Eskimo child
will, .It la said by "those" In a position
to knew, meet In a bit ef walrus akin
as the teeth of an American child
would meet In the flesh of an apple. al
theuf b the tide of the walrus Is frem
half an Inch to an inch la thickness
and bears considerable resemblance to
the hide of an elephant The esklmo
child will bite It and digest it and ner
er know what dyspepsia means. Bar-pei-i
The Genial Cynic
BY CHARLES GRANT MTT.T.KR.
THE HAPPIEST AGE.
Some sage has
up to about fifty years ago was not worth living
that only the inventions and institutions of the last
half century hai e
guage the degree of happiness of any period, or even
to define definite ly what happiness is.
All we can know for certain is that the happiness
of our times In the best that Is attainable to us and
lucky is he who
Its opposite health
happiness, tnrough disappointment and misery. Man
never knew he had such an organ as a stomach until
Indigestion developed, - and -he never would realize
happiness if there were not others worse off than him
sell The masses of mankind, until this century almost
t:&. J i
dumb, now make known their sufferings and dissatisfaction. The woes of
centuries are finding utterance in the free speech of our day. The wail may
cause the unthinking to suppose that the sum of human happiness is sud
denly obscured. But. to the contrary, the remedies following the better un
derstanding of wrong conditions stead ily improve the conditions under
which happiness may become more general. The more we hear of wrongs,
the less wrongs we have.
Philosophers may wrangle about it until doomsday and no- doubt they
will but the age which knows the least earthly misery and woe is the one
which has been longest dead, and the generation -that - really - knows what
happiness is and can realize its possession is a long time yet unborn.
j BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
CONGRESSMAN ij FROM ' THE FOUR-
-" TEEXTH' DISTRICT.
(Special Correspondence, of The Argus.)
Washington, May 26. A few days
ago I wrote an article depicting the
unusually close comradeship existing
Clark and his son,
Bennett, which ap
pears to have at
tracted much at
tention. H. N. Wheeler,
editor of the Quin
cy Journal, a close
old time friend cf
and one of the
the Clark family,
grand old editors of
the etate of Illinois,
relates the follow
ing incident as hav.
ing occurred In the
city cf Quincy dur
ing the last cam
as our people will
V" CLYDE H,
Champ Clark and
his son were in Quincy. The speaker
put in a strenuous day here, that day.
Me made a short talk to the teachers
in the high school auditorium: he
THE JUNE METROPOLITAN.
A timely article on the internation
al polo matches by Harry Payne Whit
ney, captain of the American team, is
one of the features of the June Metro
politan. It is handsomely illustrated
with drawings from photographs. "The
Last Families of West Virginia," by
Allan L. Benson, is an unusual "hum
an interest" story of the recent coal
strike. Arnold Bennett gives some
informing opinions on his art in "Writ
ing Novels," and Bayard Veiller's
"How I Wrote 'Within the Law'"
makes interesting reading. "Easy
Money on the East Coast; Some
(Things Wo Do Not Know About South
America," is a constructive trade ar
ticle cf exceptional interest There
are sevep short stories in the June
Metropolitan by Gouverneur Morris,
Donald Haines, Richard Washburn
Child and others, and the usual de
partment and pictorial features.
THE .JUNE STRAND MAGAZINE.
In the June Strand the two serials
"The Poison Belt," by A. Conan
Doyle, and "Unto Caesar," by Baron
ess Orcsy are continued, while "The i
Wooing of Wee MacGregor," by J. J.)
Bell is concluded. Among the articles
is one entitled "Arts and the Artful,"
by P, Frankfort Moore, w.hich relates
some amusing stories connected with
the auction picture business. It is
well illustrated by Dudley Hardy.
"Some Gardening Experiments," by S.
Leonard Bastin will fill the amateur
with wonder, while "A Revolution in
Rowing," by T. H. Brigg, the celebrat
ed mechanical enginer, should attract
the attention of all oarsmen. George
Graves, the English comedian, contrib
utes bis "Reminiscences," and leading
athletes write of their "Best Achieve
ments." There are several valuable
scientific articles written In a popular
style, which Rbould appeal to those
who have a "thirst for knowledge."
MRS. WHARTON'S WOMEN.
The two women most dlacussed
among Mrs. Wharton's creations are
Uly Bart of "The House of Mirth"
and Undine Spragg of her new story,
"The Custom of the Country," now
running in Scribner'i Magazine.
Thev re both tery modern types,
both products of what Is called "So
ciety," Mies Bart had family tradl
Uoas, culture back of her, but ebe was
a poor relMlpn of "good society," and
tie 6trus1o to keep her place with
out ftipgey aad with a conscienee end.
ed tn a tragedy, Undine Spragg has
CO tr&eitipBs, Js provincial to ft de
grees but ebe fcas beauty, ambition,
eiefpfpesa, is supremely selfish and
not Pfc Slipped with scruples . when
eho f eek w find ft way to the aceonv
piisfeffieat . of tef ends, The people
t&at F.P the wprid ef these two
wjdefy contrasted women, their meth
ods of life, tfaei? amusements and
standards of conduct, the influence of
money upon aU &cr Co, aord Xrg.
arisen to remark that human life
made life bearable.
there is no way accurately to
gets his share of It. '
health. Is known to us only through
through disease and pain, and
wrote a long reply to an authoritative
interview just published with Presi
dent Taft; he attended to a big bunch
of correspondence; he received vis
itors by the score; then we had to
take him out and "show him the
town," of course, and at night, he made
a set address. That was some day
for one man. During the afternoon,
Bennett had to leave for him, and
leaving time had come. The father
and son were standing off in one cor
ner of the speaker's reception room
having a few parting words. I stood
near, awaiting to break in and intro
duce some one who wished to speak
with Mr. Clark. Presently, the speak
er stooped over, kiEsed . the boy on
the cheek and said, "Good-bye, son."
The boy turned and kissed the father
and said, "Gcod-bye, father." Hardly
anyone else in the room noticed it,
but it impressed me as a miehtv sweet
parting between the two, hew sweet
the thought that came to me was this:
If that should happen to be the last
paring between the two, how sweet it
was! Afterward, when we were
slcne, I mentioned the parting to the
speaker and he said: "I kissed him
good-bye today, Mr. Wheeler, just as
I did when he was a baby boy, three
or four years old. I don't seem to
know how to break, the habit and I
don't believe I care to. Bennett is
very close to me,"
Wharton material for two very re
markable novels of modern American
life. Many readers have discovered
the "reason for the title of the new
story, "The Custom of the Country."
There is no denying the truth of Mrs.
Wharton's pictures; she knows her
world as a great painter must know
his palette. Lily Bart probably had
the sVjinpathy of every woman who
read her story, and it will be interest
ing to see the impression that Undine
Spragg will make upon readers.
THE JUNE AMERICAN MAGAZINE.
In the June American Magazine Ida
M. Tarbell, writing about "The Hunt
for a Money Trust," describes and
criticises some of the workings of the
New York stock market. In the same
number Henry K. Pomroy, a former
president of the stock exchange, re
plies to Miss Tarbell.
Other interesting serious contribu
tions to the number are: The Remin
iscences of Brand Whitlock, mayor of
Toledo, Ohio; "Health and Horse Pow
er," by Dr. Woods Hutchinson; "A
Creed of Work for Women," by Laura
Drake GUI; "The Joys ef the True
Walker," by Walter Prichard Eaton;
and "The Repertoire Theatre in Amer
ica," in which the dramatic editor of
the American Magazine makes a thor
ough and entertaining report of cer
tain aspects of the business of the
Fiction, notable for its liveliness and
reality, is contributed by David Gray
son, Arnold Bennett Stanley R. Os
born, V. H. Cornell, James Francis
Dwyer and Louis Graves.
There is a great assortment of hu
morous material, including contribu
tions by James Montgomery Flagg, Ge
lett Burgess and Kin Hubbard.
The "Interesting People" depart
ment and "The Interpreter's House"
complete a splendid number.
Babies and Walking.
"While many mothers are prond of
the child that can toddle aund the
room when ten months old," said a
doctor, "they should do everything to
keep it from walking at that age. It is
too young, and the bones of the leg
and back are weak. Bowlegs and In
some cases spinal curvature always re
sult to tbe lifelong regret of the moth
er. Many mothers take the child that
Is just beginning to walk and exhibit
it to the neighbors and relatives. Tbe
occasion is one of rejoicing, bnt dire
results are sure to follow if tbe child
has been permitted to wslk too soon.
Philadelphia Inquirer. .
Kansas City After a dramatic scene
in Justice court, where he was con
fronted by his accuser, Jesse M. Shorv,
wealthy mining man of Jopiin. Loun
Watson, Itinerant preacher, held by
the police for several days suspected
of holding up a Kansas City Southern
train and seriously wounding Short
was released over the vehement pro
teat cf Short.
Pa is feeling; rather chipper; every day
he wears- a smile.
Though he has no public office and keeps
working all the while:
They have not Increased his wag-es, and
they never will, I sruess.
But his look Is always cheerful and he's
full of hopefulness.
His overcoat is seedy and his pants bag
at the knees;
We are not among the people wbo can
travel over seas;
The price of living's higher than It ought
to be, 'tis true.
But pa's clinging to his courage and he
takes a hopeful view.
The folks next door have lately had to
cut expenses down;
Tt seems they've been unlucky it's the
talk all over town;
They have sold their new electric ma
pretends It was too bad
So It seems pa needn't buy one, and It
makes him mighty glad.
The Point of View.
"People talk about thirteen being
an unlucky number," she eaid, "but I
can't eay that I have found it 60. A
year ago New Year's day I sat down
to dinner where there were thirteen
at the table."
"And didn't anything happen?" her
friend asked in amazement.
"Oh, yes, considerable happened.
The hostess and two of the quests
have died since then."
"Well, fcr goodness' sake, how can
you say, after all this, that you don't
consider sitting at a table where there
are thirteen unlucky?"
"Possibly it was unlucky for some
of them," she said, seeming to reflect,
"but it was my turn to entertain this
year, and you see there were only
ten to be provided for."
Not Merely a Matter of Choice.
"No, sir, you can't convince me that
be is a real poet. His attempt to look
like the traditional bard is too obvious.
If he were not masquerading he would
not feel called upon to let his hair
hang down over his shoulders and
wear a soft shirt thrown open at the
front He would let his work instead
of bis make-up speak for him."
"But you must remember, my dear
fellow, ihat his long hair and open
shirt obviate the necessity of wearing
When She Wasn't
"The Dribblesons have always been
well off, I believe."
"No, not always. I saw Mrs. Drib
bleson once when she wasn't."
"Why, I thought her father inherited
"Perhaps he did. The time I refer
to was once when she had removed
herself trom a car by stepping back
He had a kind and gentle heart,
He grieved to see men sad;
He tried to play a noble part
And sought to make men glad.
He came with stories day by day
And told them o'er and o'er
To make men happier, and they
Groaned: "Heavens, what a bore!
His Liberal Spirit.
1 never knew him to refuse to
give aid in what he considered a
"Did you ever know him to see what
he considered a deserving case?"
"Well, no, I don't believe I ever did,
now that you mention it"
.. ''i"-n '
"I read somewhere the other day.
that the German emperor has a hun
dred and eleven different residences."
"Goodness! I wonder if the poor em
press has to find the help for aQ of
Not Juet What 6he Meant
"It Is my aim in life," he said, "to
do something every dp.y that will make
"Ah." she exclaimed with great en
thusiasm, "that must be why you keep
"What's the matter. Bans?",
"Father caugbt me In the
amoklng bis pipe."
"Ah: So you got s good whacking,
"No; father made me finisbit out"
The Daily Story
COUSIN DANNY BY CLARISSA MACKIE.
Copyngnteo, Ills, vr Associated Literary Bureau.
Whan risnne Rnlnnrt wnt tn uaii ?
his fortune in the Klondike he carried
with him the prayers and loving
thoughts of his aunt and cousins with
whom he had made his home since aa
early orphaned boyhood.
"We'll all ride in jiutomoblles when
1 come back!" shouted Danny over his
shoulder to the little group on the sta
Four long years passed after Danny
went away to the gold country, and
now toe Rolands bad news of bis
homecoming. They had beard from
him as often as the postal facilities
would admit for sometime he was
fnr from any station. At first he bad
written of the country, the people, the
strange, new life and of bis hopes for
success. When he returned with the
gold that must surely be his for the
taking they would leave the little Cali
fornia n home among the roses and fare
fprtb to some large city of the eastern
states where the greatest enjoyment
is supposed to be extracted from the
possession of money. That was dar
ing the first two years. Since then
Danny's letters bad been less confi
dent and there was between the lines
a vague, homesick longing that ten
pelled Mrs. Roland to urge her nephew
to return borne whether he bad attain
ed his coveted object or not
"Poor Danny,"" murmured Rose Ro
land as her mother finished reading
the last letter. "How eager he was
when he went away from us and how
THBEZ WOMEN WERE GATHERED TXTO BIB
hopeful bis letters have been! Just
think of tbe hardships he canst have
suffered in that cold, strange country!"
Beth smiled softly. Sbe was the
youngest and sbe bad missed Danny
more than anybody else. To ber the
tall, handsome cousin was a gallant
knight gone forth to seek fortune for
bis lady, who was imprisoned ia a rose
"He should be home by the 1st of
May. Don't you think so, mother?" ask
ed Rose from ber low seat near the
"At the very latest Now, daughters,
remember that he must have a royal
welcome, for think of his bitter disap
pointment at his failure to succeed In
his undertaking." -
"I always feel that those who make
the failures of life should receive the
warmest sympathy and tenderest wel
come," said Rose quietly. "It is easy
to bear success, but failure borne amid
tbe silence of friends is twice bitter."
- All tbe way down In tbe train to tbo
little bungalow on tbe outskirts of Los
Angeles Danny Roland talked to bis
traveling companion of the aunt and
cousins whom he had left behind on
his trip to the"-Klondike. Tbey were
both tall, stalwart brown young men,
with clear eyes and good, clean cut
features. Tbey did not look like two
disappointed gold seekers, yet that Is
what tbey were.
"You will be glad to see your folks
again. Dan." said tbe other rather wist
fully. "I wish there was a welcome
waiting for me somewhere; but you
know, all my people died before I left
home. 1 must peg out a new place for
myself In Los Angeles."
"Then you're going back on yourl
promise to go home with me?" demand
ed Danny fiercely.
"Not at all." explained Arthur Clif
ford, "only I was Just moaning a little
moon because I didn't have a loving
aunt and two pretty cousins to greet
me- It's fine of you. Dan, to ask me to
go with you. I wish you wouldn't In
sist on my accompanying you to tbe
house tonight Surely they will want
to see yon alone the first"
"Shut up!" commanded Dan crisply.
"Tbey will be delighted to see any man
wbo saved my life. I hope you don't
think 1 have forgotten about that tee
gorge and bow you"-r
"It's your turn to shut up." arionad
bis companion, "if I'm not ousuact
tela is Los Angeles, eh?"
"Come on. then." And Danny wormed
himself down tbe aisle as tbe train
drew to a creaking, wheeling stsndi'Jll.
After tbey had claimed1 their baggage
and given orders for its delivery
Danny's to his suburban home and Ar
thur Clifford's to a convenient hotel
tbey boarded a trolley car which would
take tbem within a mile of their des
tination. As tbe r wbizzed out Dsnny's heart
beat faster and a slow red burned into
bis cheeks. Els homecoming was a very
different one from tbat be bnd plan
ned four years ago. when the spirit of
adventure laid a strong bold apoa bin
afi4JedAbjjnjax.awar.frfiA tha jlaas
yard and tbe little bungalow.
Now be could see that he had, per
haps neglected a son's duty in leaving
the three women of his family to man
age tbe vineyard as best tbey could
with hired help while he went rainbow
chasing to the cold regions of the
north. Tbnt was what be called it
"rainbow chasing." "and it is just aa -profitable."
be muttered to himself as
tbe car reached its terminus and tbey
Their way lay through hedges of
wild roses and eucalyptus, fn tbe
background were groves of orange
and sunny slopes gray-green with
young olive trees. There were the smell
of honeysuckle and geranium and the
song of many birds.
The two young men swung along
the beautiful highway, one with ifYap
idly beating heart at the coming re
union, the other with a pleasant sense
of expectation in the new friends he
was about to make. Surely .If tbey
were Dan Roland's people they would
be friends of his.
During the long nights when tbe
comrades had slept together in the .
northern cold each had confided to t!:
other nil his history, and Dan Ro
land's had chiefly to do with his aunt
and cousins, and he had talked so
much about tbem that Arthur Clifford
began to feel that be. too. was ac
quainted with them. He bad almost
fallen in love vdth sweet Rose, whose
picture was included in the three which
"Here we are!" shouted Danny ex
citedly, and he ran forward tbe last
few steps that sepnrated them from a
rustic gate set in a privet hedge, which
in its turn was half smothered in
Cherokee roses. Clifford hung back
that his friend might have bis meet
ing uninterrupted, and he bore no
grudge that Danny forgot him for the
Three women sitting in tbe veranda
of tbe bungalow were gathered into
his arms, and there were laughter
and teors mingled with their Joy
ous reception of the cousin who was
more like a son and brother than a
more distant relation. Clifford turned
his back on the happyscene and look
ed away over the flower decked fields.
Danny'e voice brought; him up the
graveled path to the foot of tbe steps,
where be stood with bared head while
he was Introduced to Mrs. Roland and
ber two lovely daughters.
"I am so glad tbat our little house
Is roomier than It looks," said Mrs.
Roland cordially. "Danny's friend
must not think of going to a hotel, Mr.
Arthur Clifford expressed bis thanks
.and was only too glad to accept the
warm invitation to remain a little
while. He had scarcely taken bis eyes
from Rose's face, except when be saw
that bis glance embarrassed ber, and
then he stole a look now and then to
satisfy himself tbat sbe was flesh and
blood and not some beautiful creation
or bis imagination which might vanish
at any moment.
Danny was relating to bis cousins
the" story of how Arthur Clifford bad
saved bis life two years. before and
bow ever since tbat thrilling rescue
tbey bad been cburas and inseparable
friends. Beth sat entranced under the
spell of bis graphic recital. This
cousin was far handsomer than ber
knight of the air castle, and ber maiden
heart was stirred strangely.
When tbey went in to tbe luncheon
that Mrs. Roland bad prepared Danny
paused for a moment with one band
on tbe back of bis chair. "Aoot Ce
Ila." he said soberly, ."this is a very
different homecoming from tbe one I
bad planned wben 1 went away. Do
you remember my airy promises of
automobiles and Paris gowns and a
palace In New York, to say nothing of
steam yachts and horses? Here I am,
not a penny richer by my gold, digging,
bringing a fellow prospector 1 borne
with me. one whose fortune has been
tbe same as my own. and yet you wet
come us as if we were returning borne
laden with Klondike spoils." He look
ed around at tbe three loving faces
with tear dimmed eyes.
"But. Danny, dear," protested gentle
Mrs. Roland, "you know we never
cared about tbe money. We would
rather have bad yov. with us than alt
tbe gold In the world. Money Isn't
everything, my dears." She smiled on
them as tbey gathered around tbe ta
ble, and sbe poured the tea while, ber
eyes glistened with happiness.
Tbe rose covered bungalow still
stands behind tbe privet bedge. Mrs.
Roland end ber youngest daughter and
her daughter's husband live there, for
Beth Is married to Danny.
Not far away is another little home,
wbere Arthur Clifford and bis wife.
Rose, live an ideal existence among
tbe roses. All about tbem spread ibe
profitable vineyards and tbe sunny
olive slopes. In tbclr hearts Is a
great contentment tbat money cannot
"We came back, practically poor
men. yet we would not change places
with tbe richest Klondike millionaire."
Danny Roland said once, and Arthur
Clifford emphasized bis concurrence
In this statement with a look st bis
May 28 in American
1843 Noah Webster, tbe philologist
and lexicographer, died; born 17&8.
1908 Lieutenant General Stephen D.
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Confederate States army, died; born
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ban government tbat tbe United
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Success in sweet, tbe sweeter If long
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