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TIIS ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY. OCTOBER 7, 1913.
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Tuesday, October 7, 1913.
The woman smuggler who went to
Jail for a day rather than pay a $100
1 fine had some conception of values, at
". The national commission might also
farbld the Athletics and Giants to sing
In grand opera or hire out as chau-
i Colonel Roosevelt says "the pro
' gressive party will reach its ultimate
. goal." Which means It will crush the
A Berlin dispatch tells of a chess
player freezing to drain during a
game. Most chess players would be
proud of sufh a fate.
It Is reported that 3,750,000 New
forkers live in tenements. That
. leaves only 1,250,000 to help the visi
tors populate the cabarets.
Report has it that Wall street is
sreatly alarmed by information that
'resident Wilson proposes a vigorous
attack upon monopolies and may re
tort to criminal proceedings to break
them up. How shocking that Wilson
ahould contemplate so rash an act.
"The president has fought for and
won a policy of genuine fiscal re
form. For President Wilson the pas
sage of the new tariff is a great per-
tonal triumph. No more remarkable
man has reigned in the White house
since Abraham Lincoln" Now a dem
ocratic paper didn't say that, but the
London Chronicle, and the St. Louis
Clobe-Democrat saj s the tariff is in
. furious to British interests.
PHKMOKXT MII.SOVS SICCESS.
"The most striking fact about the
. Hew American tarlif." says the In
don Daily Graphic, "is the extraordi
nary personal triumph the passage
rf the tariff bill constitutes for Freal
, dent Wilson. Not an experienced pol
itician he was a university professor,
ttnfamlliar with the wilds of Wash
, lugton yet he succeeded where
Koosevelt "nd Taft failed. The secret
. uf his success was his own slngle
inlnderiness of purpose."
The fact that he is not an exper
ienced politician is the cause of Pres
ident WilBon'a success. He came into
public life a now man with new ideas
' and without prejudices. He has no old
' friends who aided him in the past to
I e ward, nor enemies to punish. He
has no entangling alliances. He un
derstands the science of government
- It is as simple and plain to him as
4hat two and two make four.
' But his great success is due to the
fact that he represents new ideas.
TtPll Oil. Klf kio.
The Rockefeller millions are array
Kd acalu?t the proposed democratic
reform currency bill.
Senator Owen states that the City
National bank of New York, the Stand
ard Oil financial institution, is sending
uut by mail misleading literature in
tended to create a strong opposition
to th pending measure. He declares
the charges made are w ithout founda
tion and states that the currency ti:l
f Is being formulated to benefit legiti-
mate banking and business. Senator
Owen emphatically declares that the
business interests of the country can
place Implicit reliance upon this dem
ocratic congress passing a currency
law that will benefit business.
The Rockefeller millions may be de
prived of some of the advantages
which they have hitherto enjoyed at
the expense of the people; but there
. will be no tears shed by the business
. interests cf the coun'ry over that.
Standard Oil will kick in vain. The
business interests of the country will
David Fulti, representing the Play
ers' kamie, has informed a waiting
' world that his organization will de
'fend any member of it choosing to vio
late the recent order of the National
commission prohibiting any player
who may take part In the world ser
ies, or any other city series, from
writing, or pretending to write, any
review of these contests for any news
paper or magazine.
No discreet player will give Mr.
Fultx a chance to make his promise
good. The reviewing of ball games by
professional players is a petty imposi
tion that hat about run its course. It
Involved deception and was therefore
J discreditable alike to the players w ho
consideration attached their
names to .stories- written by regular
'.r porters and to the publishers who
palmed off these productions on their
readers as those of tbe baseball
heroes. It waa also unjust to the re
porters who made a specialty of base-
ball and who through a competition
resting on false pretense were depriv
ed of perquisites properly theirs. .It
bad an Injurious effect on the discip
11rvtttifh"e'ball clubs and was there
fore from the 1 standpoint of the com
mission an evil to be remedied in the
Interest of the game.
The hero of the ball field is to a
considerable extent the creature of the
baseball reporters, and therefore grat
itude should restrain him from prac
ticing impositions at their expense.
Any paper who may defy the authority
of the commission in this manner will
soon find that the weight of opinion
and of power Is on the other side.
THE WIPING Of T OP CRIME.
The way to check crime Is not only
to apprehend the guilty but to wipe
out the crime belt, and drive the un
desirables from town.
This will insure both the preventa
tive and the cure.
The theory so advanced la but a rep
etition of what The Argus has con
tended all along.
There Is a wicked and disreputable
quarter in Rock Island where a low
element congregates unmolested, much
to the city's disgrace and misfortune.
The existence of this quarter is stay,
ins the city's Industrial advancement.
It is a burning shame that it should
be. It need not be so. It should not
be so. It should be stopped if it re
quires the exercise of the moral and
physical force of the city to do it.
Prating will accomplish nothing,
and It is not a time for people to seek
their cyclone cellars or for one man
to hide behind another.
The subject doeB not even Admit of
There is but one thing to do sup
press the dives of every description,
black or white, and chase the fre
quenters of them.
Camp Joy once flourished and flaunt
ed defiance in the face of decency. But
under the strong arm of the law, fear
lessly exerted, it faded away in short
If the city Is powerless to act, let
the county take It up. If something
is not speedily done there will be a
day of reckoning and it may be a de
Clean tip tbe city and do it now.
A MOVNTIEKR SCHOOL.
After 21 teachers had each refused
iU IUIU ICftV" I"" E3
Irish Creek Hollow, in the mountains
of Virginia, two country school teach
ers and a 12-year-old assistant invad
ed the district wl h a camping outfit
and organized a summer school and
an evening school that were both bet
ter attended than any school in past
years had ever been. The experiment
was so successful that other isolated
communities in Virginia are to be
handled in the same way. Instead Of
allowing these Isolated districts to
get along as best they may, 6tate and
county officers in Virginia are going
to send to the mountains every sum
mer the very best teachers they can
secure in order to provide the educa
tional facilities that are needed.
Irish Creek Hollow is in a mountain
valley in Rockbridge coun'y. It is
sparcelv settled and remote of ac
cess. The inhabitants are mountaii
eers of original stock who have inter
married as much as the law permits
The live in log cabins that are not
even good 'og cabins. There was a
bchool building, but for several years
there has been no school. No school
teacher would accept the position.
In 1911, after all attempts to get a
regular teacher had failed, the coun
ty superintendent persuaded two ex
perienced teachers to go to Irish
Creek Hollow, aftier their own schools
had closed,, and to open a summer
school. They carried with them tents
to lire in, provisions, and cooking
utensils. School was opened in the
old school building, and the attend
ance exceeded all expectations.
There were SO children enrolled in
morning classes, and 30 to 40 adults
in afternoon and evening classes. The
mountaineers were so appreciative of
what was done for them that summer
that tjiey built an additional school
room and two comfortable living
rooms for the teachers.
Public spirit has developed to Buch
an extent the following year tnat
when one cf the state inspectors and
the secretary of the Virginia Co-operative
Education association visited the
flaee in the summer of 1912 they were
able to organize a school and civic
league and an a'hletic association.
Practically all the residents of the
community enroled in the civic
league. An interesting feature of the
work is that it reaches the adults as
well as the children. A Saturday aft.
ernoon class in reading and writing
for grown-ups numbered among its
members old men and women with
grandchildren in the morning school.
In speaking of the experiment Mr.
A. C. Monahan. rural school specialist
in tbe United States bureau of educa
tion. rays: "In inaugurating the
work Virginia has undoubtedly taken
a valuable step toward benefiting one
of the most, deserving and most neg
leered classes of our country. Some,
of our best American stock is In the
mountains, and it should not be al
lowed to degenerate for lack of edu
cational opportunities. The S'ate De
partment of Virginia is now making
a survey of the mountain sections of
Virginia and proposes to conduct
Viany summer schools in the future
like this one which has been held for
three years ia Irish Creek Hollow."
Washington Secretary Daniels will
Insist on an official report on the case
of Ensign Chevalier, one of the navy
aviators arrested in Baltimore after
running down two boya with an auto
mobile. The secretary !so announced
that he proposed to deal drastically
with cases of drunkenness among na
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNEE
Congressman from the Fourteenth District.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, D. C, Oct. 4. Being
rich and having powerful friends is
not a qualification for a pardon with
President . Wood-
row Wilson. The
times have chang
ed for the wealthy
skate too close to
the thin edge of the
law and fall Into
its clutches. This
is exemplified by
the recent action
of the president in
for Charles A.
Houston and John
H. Bullock, who
were convicted for
government in j
During the Taft
made it easy for a criminal to escape
federal penitentiary. The Standard
Oil officials indicted in Texas were
pardoned. Heike and Gerbracht, the
sugar trust officials, received pardons
and never saw the penitentiary after
conviction on criminal charges.
Charles M. Hyde, convicted of land
frauds in South Dakota, was pardon
ed, and Banker Charles Morse re
ceived the Taft clemency that allow
ed him to get back into the Wall
But Houston and Bullock seem to
be headed straight for a federal prisons
unless the upper courts reverse their
conviction. Their highly organised
campaign which was expected to re
sult in a pardon from President Wilson
has failed in spite of the efforts of
powerful politicians in Washington to
put it through. For a time success
seemed to be on the way, for the in
fluences behind the men succeeded in
getting consideration of the applica
tion for a pardon by the department
of justice while their cases were still
1 . - 4
THE DEMOCRATIC TARIFF
The democratic congress in extra
ordinary session has done well. Near
ly six months has elapsed since the
congress assembled with a democratic
majority in both branches. Through
the long and sultry days of a very hot
summer the congress continued to
work industriously upon the schedules
of the bill now completed and which
was signed by Presidem Wilson last
The law is constructed on demo
cratic and right lines. It is a tariff in
the interest of the people and not in
the interest of -the trusts, monopolies
and syndicated capital. With two ex
ceptions every democrat in the senate
stood firmly for it, and the loss of
these was made up by the votes of
two republicans who rose above party
and voted for it. The endorsement of
the democratic tariff by these two
well-known senators, Messrs. La Fol-
lette and Poindexter, is strong non
partisan testimony to the fairness of
the law and will increase the confi
dence the people as a whole will have
in its impartiality.
The practical operation of the new
democratic tariff remains to be tried.
The acquieience of the plain people
and the business interests of the
country in the heavy reduction of
"The Young Lady
The young lady across the way say, she overheard her father say that
collections were much better, and for her part she thought it was Just fine
1 how people gave so liberally to the
pending la court, a procedure which
is forbidden by the rules of the de
partment of justice. The case went
up to President "Wilson for action, and
he promptly vetoed any recommenda
tions for clemency, giving the convict
ed men to understand that their cases
must take their course through the
Houston and Bullock were Indicted
for conspiring with others to act In
collusion when bidding to supply coal
to government stations In Alaska. As
a result of this alleged collusion, the
government paid $27 per ton for coal,
while it was selling In the Nome,
Alaska, market for $16 a ton. The men
are alleged to have made fortunes
out of these contracts. Yet after con.
viction in the lower courts, they plead'
ed poverty for Inability to carry their
cases higher, and on this plea sub
mitted their applications for pardon.
As a matter of fact, their cases were
appealed, and the expensive part of
perfecting the appeals was concluded
before President Wilson got the case,
He refused to interfere with the prog'
ress of justice.
Senator Miles Poindexter, progres
sive, of Washington, has introduced
a bill in congress to reimburse social
ists of Seattle in the sum of $3,SS1.80
for damage done to their property last
spring during riots said to have been
led by United States Bailors and ma
rines. The riots occurred while Sec
retary of the Navy Josephus Daniels
was in Seattle. Since returning to
Washington Secretary Daniels has ex
pressed regret and concern for the oc
currence. "The question of the political beliefs
of those who suffered loss has nothing
to do with the matter," says Poindex
ter. "Their political opinions are, like
their religious beliefs, their own af
fair. The single fact that counts is
that they are entitled to protection
of life, liberty and property under the
constitution. For that reason I think
congress should compensate them for
the damage which was inflicted upon
duties made Is prophetic that the
measure will benefit the1 country, and
in no way hamper any legitimate bus
iness. It Is believed it will also have
the effect to, in a measure, lessen the
present high cost of living.
The income tax feature of the bill
efects-only those who are abundantly
able to pay the tax. The limitation of
the tax to incomes in excess of $3,000
and $4,000 relieves citizens who might
feel the tax as a burden. The tax will
only apply to the excess over' these
sums, and is only one cent on a do!
lar on the income above those sums.
up to $10,000. That is, a man with a
$5,000 income will pay tax on $2,000
or, if a family man, on $1,000; and
the active tax on this $5,000 income
w iil be only $20, and $10, respectively.
This certainly w ill not be a burden to
a man with an income of $5,000. The
same proposition holds good on larger
incomes up to $10,000, the tax on
which sum will be $70 to $S0, accord
ins to whether the person having such
income I. single or has a family.
The tariff law as a whole ia demo
cratic and right, and The State Regis
ter believes it will be approved by the
people, and followed by the election
of a democratic congress at the gen
eral election to be held in November
Across the Way"
suppcrt cf tie church,
Stay a moment, tell me, pray.
Why you sins a song of glee; )
O'er your head the sky Is RTay,
Darkness falls o'er land and sea;
By your hands I knew you labor,
Tou are plainly, poorly clad;
Has your dearest hope come true?
Hfis Good Fortune brought to you
Messages that make you glad?
Tonth forsook you long ago.
Toll baa robbed you of your gTaoe:
Have you emitted some ancient foe?
Joy Illuminates your (ace;
Down your path the wind Is howling-;
Others, richer than you, sigh;
Others moan that all is wrong, .-jf ' .A
Tet you sing a cheer fsl song; v
Pause a moment, tell me why. '. '
"Fortune has not raised me high. s
Grief has claimed no foe of mine;
From a warm and cloudless sky
Still the sun Is sure to shine;
Those for whom I have to labor
With their trust and love repay;
They are strong of limb and well,
Hope Is fostered where we dwell.
Faith goes with me on my way."
NOT NECESSARILY CONCLUSIVE.
The man who said "Talk Is cheap"
never tried It over the locg-distance
The man who goes throngh Ufa
mourning the loss of his first love
cfey be grieving over the luckiest
thing that ever happened to him.
It Is hard to go on having confi
dence In a man who doesn't mind
being called a politician.
Perhaps Lot's wife looked back to
make sure that they had turned off
the gas and locked all the windows.
Few hospital nurses are willing to
put up with Platonic love.
The key to success is not a night
T think," she complained, "that
have proposed to
me last night If
you hadn't come
In the parlor Just
when you did."
have you for be
lieving that?" her
mother anxiously returned.
He bad just taken botb or my
bands in his. He had never held
more than one of them at a time be
Plenty cf White Paper.
"Oh Mr. Bardslelgh." the beautiful
young woman exclaimed after the
handsome poet had bung his $80 over
coat on the hall tree and permitted
her to conduct him into the parlor, "it
was so kind of you to send me your
new book. I want to thank you for
"It was a pleasure and a privilege
I assure you," he replied, "for me to
send it. Do you like it?"
"Very much," she answered sweet
ly. "The margins are so nice and
T thought you said a while ago
that you would never speak to that
"What do you mean? Didn't you
reed that story in last Sunday's paper
about her Inheriting a fortune from
an uncle In California?"
Never Mind His Legs.
Tm sorry," said her mother,
the earl Is so bow-lerzed."
"Oh, well, never mind that, mam
ma, dear. His armorial bearings are
Where She Halts.
No woman ever becomes quite
strong-minded enough not to want
some man to give her away at the
Not In His Line.
"Say, pa, what's a contre-temps?"
"Oh. I dunno. I haven't time to
look up these yachting terms."
"Your husband, my dear woman, tas
"But. doctor, he has never, so far as
I know, been bitten by a dog. 1 don't
"He's, usonej mad."-Detroit Free
jit ill As aQT
mi 1 1 tf
The Daily Story
IN SPITE OF MAGIC BY LILLIAN WENTZ.
Copyrighted. :13. fcy Assoclatel L,nerary Bureau
Young Cornelius Babcock settled his
necktie and thrust iu its crimson folds j
the mock turquoise scarfpln he bad
bought at Levy's on his way home j
. - . Th. h- ..A
away and admired the snowy white
ness of the rubber collar that looked
exactly like linen and saved many a
laundry bill by its deceptive guise: he
stroked the glossy smoothness of his
olive green striped suit; he stuck out
a neat foot attired in a pale blue sock
and shiny patent leather pumps and
smiled with satisfaction. It would be
a critical maiden. Indeed, who would
not look with favor npon Mr. Babcock
in this festal array, for be had health
nnd youth and a measure of good
looks. He was going to a party, and
he was in love. It showed in his face
and in his eyes.
Suddenly he reached into an obscure
corner of the bureau drawer and drew
forth a tiny box. From this box there
issued a small gold ring, set with a
cheap red stone. Cornelius gaied on
it with quickened breath. He had
planned to wear it on his little finger
that night. She would ask him about
it. and he would ask her to. wear It If
she wanted to.. It all seemed so sim
ple as he had planned it. and now he
scarcely dared place it on his hand.
Suddenly it found place on his finger,
and the stone flashed as he lifted a
hand and turned out the gas.
As he strode through the dining room,
where the elder Cornelius sat reading
the evening paper, his mother's voice
halted his steps.
"Where you going. Corny? My, but
you're dressed up!" She beamed at
him over her spectacles.
His father lifted a shaggy gray bead
and surveyed his son with apparent
scorn. "What you rigged like a nigger
minstrel fori" he growled contemptu
Cornelius writhed inwardly. His
face flushed, and he stammered con
fusedly. "I'm going to a party. I
guess I won't be home till late. Mary
Finn's giving a Halloween party."
The Finns lived In upper New York,
and on this particular night their small
flat was filled to overflowing with a
merry company of young people.
All sorts of paper decorations bung
from the walls and chandeliers. Jack-o'-lanterns
were suspended in the door
ways and swayed grinnlngly as tall
heads passed to and fro. In a circle of
laughing young men and girls Mary
Finn was outlining her program for
the evening's fun.
"We'll tell fortunes by melting lead
and dropping it in cold water, and we
enn roast chestnuts on the gas stove.
There's a tub of water and apples to
duck for in the kitchen, nnd afterward
you peel the apples and throw the par
ing over your shoulder. It curls into
the Initial of the one you're going .to
mnrry! It does!" Mary blushed charm
ingly, nnd Cornelius Intercepted her
sml'.e nnd took it to himself.
"And what else, Mary?" A brosd
shouldered young man with a shock
of thick, dark hair moved forward and
obstructed Cornelius view of Mary
"It's for us girls to do," giggled
Mary. "We let down our hnlr at mid
night nnd take a lighted candle and a
handglass nnd walk backward around
the house three times. Only this be
ing a flat we'll have to walk up and
down the hall. I guess. If you're ever
going to get married you'll see the
face of your future husband In tbe
"Do you believe that, Mary?" asked
a thin fnced girl sharply. "You seem
to take it like it was dead earnest,
"Ask my mother," returned Mary
proudly, and genial Mrs. Finn nodded
"It's true, ain't it Michael?" she
nsked of Mr. Finn, who murmured as
sent. "I saw Mike as plain ns could
be looking over my shoulder, and I
married him. didn't I? Don't be so
skeptical, Kitty; It ain't healthy. Keep
young and foolish as long as you can."
The thin faced Kitty smiled politely
nnd snt down near Cornelius, "Things
don't come like that, do they?" she
asked him. "I mean the things you
want to happen don't come so easy.
You have to work to make 'em corns'
"I I don't know. I never thought
much about It." admitted Cornelius,
conscious that be bad been wildly hop
ing that some reflection of his face
might be projected upon Mary Finn's
"Humph!" ejaculated Kitty scorn
fully as she moved away.
It was a delightful evening. There
were much fun and merriment over the
fortune telling and the apple ducking.
Cornelius was lifted to heights of bliss
when Mary's paring dropped over her
Rhonlder and formed n distinct B for
Babcock, of course. But he was plung
ed to the lowest depths when te learn
ed that the broad shouldered young
man's nnme was Brsdy Chitopber
Brady so he stood an equal chance
But the hour of midnight was to be
the crucial test of future partners
for life. Apple parings might fall In
to all sorts of angles that wonld be
mistaken or construed Into anv desired
tetters, but a face in a mirror surety
each countenance bore Its own dis-
Unction, and there could be nothing
but plain magic in that test.
Cornelius grew hot and cold as the
hour approached. He had scarcely a
word with Mary Finn, so absorbed was
she in her duties as hostess.
At ten minutes before midnight tbe
girls withdrew to a bedroom, from
whence issued much giggling and push
ing about and sadden shrieks of laugh
ter. Mrs. Finn ambled to and fro Id
friendly banter with tbe waiting young
men in the parlor.
"Xo cheating, boys." she warned, her
voice shrill above the rigorous singing
of Mr. Christopher Brady at tbe piano.
They laughed good naturedly and Join
ed In tbe. chorns of "She Said She Lor
cd Me, but Now. She Loves Another
Fellow,-' and something in the air stuck
la Cornelius' memory and could not be
ate,d for day' ,
1 don't see where we fellows get
anv fun out of It nil" crowled Mr.
Brady, whirling around on the stool.
"I wonder If I couldn't let down my
balr and run .around with a hand mir
ror what do you think I'd see. eh?"
"You'd seo a conceited puppy T" Joked
Mr. Finn, slapping Mr. Brady's broad
shoulders with easy familiarity. "Let
me whisper a secret, Chris excuse me.
gents" he bent down and whispered
in Mr. Brady's red ear, while that gen
tleman nodded mirthfully.
"Sure. I'll do it I'm on. I thought
maybe there was something more!
Have a cigar, Mr. Finn." lie followed
Mary's father Into tbe kitchen, and
Cornelius sat silently alone, envying
the easy manners of the big Mr. Brady
and his apparent intimacy with the
Finns. Did this friendliness portend
some bond between Christopher Brady'
and Mary Finn?
Cornelius grew wretched as the time
passed. Mary must soon make her
test of fate in the gloomy hall. When
would be know if It was his own face
she had seen over her shoulder? Would
she tell it to the assembled company
or would she acknowledge It by blush
ing when his questioning glance sought
hers? Desperately he calculated the
chances that fate held for him, and he
admitted they were very few Indeed.
Everything he bad ever gained he bad
had to struggle for, as bad his father
before him. He had fought tooth and
nail for bis position as office boy In
tbe beginning, and he had fonght his
way up to his position as shipping
clerk by sheer force of will and pluck.
In his practical exrlence he had
never called upon luck or fortune or
fate to aid him In his climb. lie Just
planned what he wanted and then
I worked up to if It had proved a
good method in the past
Now he wanted Mary Finn. If he
won her it must be by his usnal meth
ods. He must not trust to chance nor
to any other doubtful means. There
was no time to fool with luck or tbe
magic sorceries of Halloween. lie
must have Mary Finn in spite of
magic, in spite of Christopher Brady,
in spite of everything.
Then It was that a daring thought
came to Cornelius Babcock daring be
cause be was unaccustomed to In
trigue or fighting In the dark, and this
game called for darkness. Leagued
against him were Christopher Brady
and his Intimacy with tbe Finns, and
also on tbe opposing sido were tho
chances that Cornelius would not win.
So he resolved to fight for what he
wanted for Mary Finn.
Mr. Finn entered the pnrlor nnd lift
ed a band to the chandelier. "I'll he
dousing the light, boys." he warned.
"Everything's got to be dark ns your
hat. Out she goes'."
In the thick velvety blackness that
followed, Cornelius stepped, swift ss
a cat. across the floor to the door that
led Into the corridor. It was nj.'ir and
be pushed it open, slid around it nnd
entered the hall where ho felt his way
Into the embrasure of another door and
waited, bis heart pounding heavily.
Mary Finn would soon come down
the hall, her fair hnlr swinging loose,
her sweet face peering in tbe mirror's
depths for the face of her true love.
And Cornelius would be there, looking
over her shoulder, his eyes meeting
bcrs In tbe candlelight settling their
futures at one blow.
A door opened, and with muffled
shrieks a slender form came Into view
holding a lighted candle before her. It
was Mary Finn!
Christopher held bis breath as she
advanced. She looked so much like an
angel, with the mist of hnlr about ber
shoulders and ber eyes fixed timidly
on the glass, that be nlmoxt forgot tbe
role he had selected to pluy.
As she approached his biding place
Cornelius braced himself to overcome
the shyness that bean to steni over
him. Here was his opportunity to fore
stall the goddess of chance he would
win Mary Finn hi splte-of magic!
As she passed he leaned forward
and peered over her shoulder Jut as
a dark shock bend leaned from tbe
opposite doorway to perform the same
service. Their heads bumped rigor
ously, were withdrawn and then met
in growling threats. Mary Finn turn
ed with a frightened cry.
"Whatever is the matter? Whr-y!"
She stared nt the two rivals with
"Did you see my face. Mary?" snap
ped Cornelius sharply, aware that
he bad suddenly attained manhood.
"Didn't you see my face .first?"
She flushed nnd nodded with down
cast eyes. In the gloom her hand stole
into Cornelius outstretched pnlm.
"Ahh-b." growled Mr. Christopher
Brady sourly. "You saw my face in
the glass too! now about me. eh?"
"Maybe you're going to be my sec
ond husband. Chris if anything bsn
pens to Corny but I hope nothing bap
pens!" And Mr. Brady bad to be satis Hod
with that arrangement.
Oct. 7 in American
ISC7 The remains of George Washing
ton and bis wife Martha, were de
posited together in a new vault
"built of brick." as directed 1b
184) Edgar Allan Poe. poet and au
thor, died In Baltimore; born ISOfJ.
1012 Ex-Cnited States Senator W. A.
Peffer, once noted Populist leader,
at Orenola, Kan.; aged eighty-one.
This world has been led more by
footprints than guldebotrds. n. a.