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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, UCTOBiftl 23, 1313.
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Thursday, October 23, 1913.
And to think of the headache that
Is in store (or Huerta,
This talk of cutting Mexico in two
thould be dropped. One Mexico Is
The latest Idea of luck in Ne"w York
Is to get to see a play before the po
lice i'op it.
The lowly nicker piles up fortunes,
as Adolpbus Buscb's $00,000,000 estate
. With Joseph G. Cannon and Will
lam Lo rimer both talking of seeking
office, the state of Illinois is again
. on the map.
Probably, this winter, our old friend
.Connie Mack will not have to worry
. about where the next month's rent is
Is it possible that Woodrow Wilson
wl.l be obliged to talk to John Bull
as G rover Cleveland did? He can do
It, If he has to.
Vincent Astor will be able to keep
the wolf away from the door a little
while longer. Somebody has left him
a legacy of $1,500.
Of course, if Senor Huerta wishes
to leave no room for doubt as to the
nature of that election, he cann-ft do
better than run it himself.
Anyway it was just as easy lor
Congressman Hobson to decide war
on Chairman Underwood as It was
for htm to declare war on Japan.
There's a b!g horse show on In
Kansas City this week. There were
great crowds of horse lovers in at
tendance, but most of them go in auto
mobiles. One French general, aged 72, has
challenged another, aged 77, to a due:.
If theee old gentlemen persist in the
duel habit one of them is likely to get,
The United S'ates can easily af
ford to entertain Mrs. Pankhurst for
a time, if only as an act of friend
ship for Great Britain who is proving
so friendly to the United States Just
now anent the Mexican situation.
The la'e tragedy in Germany does
not impress one with a. belief that, the
war department should atk congress
to invest $350,000 in two dirigible air
ships. They can kill enough soldiers
on the ground.
Arrested for "advocating the de
struction of private property"' in spe
cific oral directions to silk-workers as
to the manner of ruining certain raw
material, one Boyd pads that he was
within hts cons' itutional rights of
free speech and gave the advice as a
means toward the end of gaining vic
tory in an Industrial war. Some Indus
trial Workers of the World are as in
genious as "Divinity" Baer in Justify
ing their action. Capitalist nor agi
tator has a monopoly on cunning.
WHY TAMHAY FI.Ol RIHE.
It having been shown that Governor
fuller m ore falsely and misused cam
paign funds and disgraced his office,
the progressives of New York city are
now planning to elect him to the leg
islature to vindicate him. This Is the
real reason why Tammany flourishes.
It is because Tammany's reform oppo
nents do not keep their own skirts
clean from taint of greed and graft.
When we find a man In politics who
Is there for no personal gain of geld or
glory, he is almost a modern miracle.
Some day, some way, there may open
up a real campaign of reform, in
which every worker is moved only by
the unselfish desire to elevate politics
and parties to a plane of hones'y and
VAVS rOlKSE OT MASLY.
, Representatives Mann of Illinois is
- hardly gathering any credit tor hUn
gj . self or his party by the course he is
u pursuing ln the house at Washington
i in striving to force an adjournment of
congress before the currency bill is
acted on. His tactics consist ln pil
ing all the annoyance possible on
members of congress.
Because of Mr. Mann, representa
tives have had to make extra trips
back to Washington, though there
la nothing more for them to do after
getting there than to answer roll call.
The plan Is to nag and harrasa them
until they will demand an adjourn
ment. Of course there Is practically
I nothing to engage house members
while the senate is considering the
currency measure, so there is no
practical reason why they should stay
in Washington. Mr. Mann forces them
back to the capitol, where they put
in a few minutes a day marking time.
Congressman Tavenner has been
anxious for some time to get out to
his district, but is being held at the
capitol by the pending currency legis
lation, and is willing to stick until
something Is accomplished.
It seems that Mr. Mann should real
ise that the country doesn't want the
currency measure beaten. There is a
general wish that some sort of bill be
put through at this time. Just to get
a start in this important matter. On
the whole the country will feel better
after a currency measure is passed up
to the president. And this feeling will
be shared by those who will not con
cede that the measure adopted is the
best that could be had, by those who
may protest against perhaps some ef
its provisions. There Is a general
feeling that it is better to go ahead
and do something, and the sooner the
In a way financial bodies all over the
country are waiting to learn just what
is to be done; they want to Vnow
where they. are to stand. And they
feel that something needs to be done.
Why , then should Representative
Mann allow himself to become an ob
structionist? And there is some won
der that his party should allow him
to continue in the role he has taken up.
AXOTHER PRECEDENT SHATTERED
Another precedent has been ruh
lessly smashed by the Wilson admin
istration, this time by Secretary
For years the government has been
following out the farcical proceedings
of calling for bids on armor plate and
the manufacturers of armor pla'e
have put in their bids, identical with
cne another and never vary ing a cent.
And the government has given them
the contracts, dividing the work up
among them, or giving the contract
to one of them knowing that the con
tractor wou'.d himself divide it.
In this way the government has en
couraged contractors to get together
and gouge it.
When Secretary of the Navy Dan
iels opened the first bids made since
he came into the office he found that
the bids of the Midvale, Carnegie and
Bethlehem corporations were identical
to a cent. He rejected them all, say
ing there appeared to be an agreement
between the three concerns to control
the armor plate business and to appor
tion the contracts with the govern
ment among them. He said further
that the corporations roust make their
bids .lower and competitive or he
would consider giving the contract to
an English concern which had bid,
lower. In consequence of his stand
the Midvale company presented a new
bid which was lower by $111,875 than
the first bids submitted by the three
corporations, and it got the contract
along with the consent of the-secretary
to apportion the w ork among the
other armcr plate manufacturers if it
On the proposition to have the Wil
son administration continue Its precedent-smashing
policy, the country,
w e take it. is unanimous.
A JIST MAX.
Benjamin Altman, the New York
merchant, who recently died, did no'
believe in the Carnegie idea that he
dies disgraced who dies rich.
inougu Mr. Altman aid an enor
mous business, he was so quiet and
modest that even his intimate friends
were surprised to know that he left
an estate valued at $50,000,000.
The son of a Jew immigrant hs
began his business life in a small
way. Under his able management it
became one of the great establish
ments of New York. He employed
the most intelligent clerks and paid
them beyond the prevailing wage
6cale. He looked after their welfare
and particularly their moral well
Of his great fortune he left only
$800,000 to his immediate heirs. The
rest he distributed among his inti
mate associates 'and the employes In
his business and gave munificently
to art. All rersocs In the Altman
s'ore ln New York City who workel
there 20 years received $2,300 each.
Those who had been employed more
than 18 and less than 20. $1,500. and
to each emo'oye over 15 years, $1,000.
His art collection, estimated as worth
$15,000,000. he bequeathed to the
Mr. Altman did not die poor but
in the end gave his wealth to good
purposes. The men and women who
had been long in his employ aided him
to reach success and he showed that
he appreciated their services. He
realized that he could not have suc
ceeded but for the help of others and
he did not forget them ln his final
hour. He was a just man.
SPIRIT OF THE AIR.
Permeates the Entire Being ef the
The bird is little more than a drift of
the elr brought into form by plumes.
The air is ln ail its quills. It breathes
through Its whole frame and flesh and
glows with air in its flylng. Uke brown
flames. It rests upon the air. subdues
It. surpasses it. outraces it Is the air,
conscious of itself, conquering Itself,
ruling ltse'.f. Also in the throat of
the bird U given the voice of the air.
All that lii the mind itself is weak,
wild, useless in sweetness, is knit to
gether In Its song.
As we may imagine the wild form of
the cloud cloned Into the perfect form
of the bird's wings, so the wild votce
of the cloud into its ordered and com
manded voice, unwearied, rippling'
through the clear heaven la its g'.ad
cess, interpreting all -Intense passion
tliroujru the soft spring nights, bursting
mo. acclaim and raptare of . choir , at
OUR EFFICIENT ARMY
Secretary Garrison was well within
the bounds of conservatism when he
said that the personnel of the officers
of the army has never been better or
higher than at the present time. Amer
icans have reason to be proud of their
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army. It is not as large a misuv
be, and it has cot been testea in war
in recent years, but its achievements
in peace have been so manifold and so
superior in character that the highly
drilled military organisations of Ger
many, France and England seem-less
formidable despite their great numer
It is true to a certain extent that
the strength of the army depends upon
the character of the enlisted men, and
that these men are not wholly satis
fied with their lot It may also be
true that in some instances the officers
do not make the enlisted men feel that
thev are" necessary integrals of the
army of the United States.
On the whole, however, the officers
of the army include some of the great-
t men we have In the country today,
The Chinese hire doctors to keep
them j w ell rather than to cure them
of sickness. So ong as a Chinese doc
tor's patients are ln'gocd health he
gets his pay. When they fall sick his
pay stops notwithstanding bis services
This is an ideal arrangement when
the patient sedulously observes the
doctor's orders, which are in keeping
with the mandates of the laws of hy
giene. Sickness is consequent upon
a violation of these laws. To be well
the average person merely has to obey
Have you rheumatism of one kind?
To get rid of it, stop eating meat Have
you stomach trouble? Cut down your
food consumption: Can't you keep
down your flesh? Diet and do most of
your eating before 2 o'clock In the
afternoon. Have you a cold ? Keep j
your feet dry hereafter. Do you suffer
from headaches? Chances are it is be
cause you are constipated. Do your
eyes pain? You may use them too
much in reading or in sewing. For
We have but slight knowledge of
the deleterious quality of the city
street dust which the flying motors so
gaily whirl about as they roll along,
and the wanton winds gather up and
deposit where they list in our dwelling
places. For the information of sani
tarians Sir James Crichton-Browne, an
English scientist, has been at the
pains to make a careful analysis of a
quantity of street dust gathered on
the top of.a bed room wardrobe. Here
is the result.
daybreak or lisping and twittering
among the boughs and hedges, through
the heat of day, like little winds that
only make the cowslip bells shake and
ruffle the petals of the wild rose.
Also upon the plumes of the bird are
put the colors of the air; on these the
gold of the cloud that cannot be gath
ered by any covetousness: the rubles
of the cloud, that are not the pride of
Athena, but are Athens: the vermilion
of the cloud bar, and the flame of
the cloud crest and the snow of the
cloud and its shadow, and the melted
blue of the deep wells of the sky all
these, seized by the creatine spirit and
woven by A'tbena herself Into films
and threads of plume, with wave upon
wave following and fading al
'The Young Lady
7f 1-' '
. The young lady across the way says she saw In the paper that the cubists
were achieving a good deal of prominence and wasn't it wonderful what
prorrees they Cad made when yon consider how cruelly they were treated
before the SpaA&h war and how short a time they had really been free.
They have not had much chance in
recent years to demonstrate their her
oism in war, but their achievements
in peace have been such as to excite
the admiration of the world.
The work of Colonel Goethals In
building the Panama canal will not
soon be forgotten. The work of Sur
geon General Blue in ridding San
Francisco and other cities of the
plague will stand always as a monu
ment to the intelligence and courage
of the army.
The work of Major James E. Nor-
moyle in planning for the sudden mo
bilisation of troops on the Texas bor
der two years ago and more recently
in establishing the great camp at
Gettysburg, where 50.000 civil war vet
erans were accommodated with only
a few casualties, was one of the great
est triumphs of modern military sani
tation. Not many nations can boast
of an army that could handle the res
cue work that was necessary after the
Ohio floods In the same efficient and
quiet manner that characterized the
performance of Major Normoyle and
this assistants some months 'ago.
THE CHINESE WAY
every effect there Is a cause. Deter
mine what is the matter with you and
one who knows hygiene will tell you
the cause and the cause, nine times
out of ten. will be found clearly to be
the result of violation of nature's laws.
The old Romans went the Chinese
one better. For a century they never
had doctors, so familiar were they
with, and so religiously did they ob
serve the laws of hygiene. Everybody
ought to be able to get along without
a doctor of medicine, though accl
dents may make employment of sur
geons necessary to bind up wounds or
set broken bones. Health is no more
and no less than observance of na
ture's laws. As a lawyer points the
way to getting off with the lightest
penalty for crime, so a doctor pre
scribes medicine with the same pur
pose in view, and to assist nature.
One of these days it is going to be
as much a disgrace to get sick as to
get drunk. Drunkenness, it Is to be
remembered, is due solely to drinking
too much liquor. What Is the differ-
nee between that and eating too much
Organic and inorganic matter
Silica, Insoluble silicates, oxide of
iron, alumina, lime, carbonic acid,
sulphuric acid, phosphoric acid, ani
mal fibres, vege'able fibres, feather
barbs, wood fragments, squamous
epithelial scales from the skin, small
-round cells, starch granules, pollen
There must be attrition consequent
upon movement, with resultant dust
But what an argument Sir Crlchton
Browne has advanced for bette
breast and throat and opened wings.
Infinite as the dividing of the foam
and the sifting of the sea sand, even
the white down of the cloud seem in
ro flutter up between the stronger
flume seen, but too soft for touch.
And so the spirit of the air is put into
and upon this created form, and it be.
comes through twenty centuries the
symbol of divine help, descending as
the fire to speak, but as the dove to
bless. From John Buskin's "The
Queen of the Air."
Monroe, La. Warren Eaton, a n
gro. accused of having made an insult
ing remark to a white woman here
Monday, was taken from the jail here
by a mob and hanged to a telegraph
Across the Way"
Montmorency Mlggsworth loved Lucre
tia Ann Adair.
Lover her with the love of twenty-four.
Loved the very hairpins that -were fas
tened In her hair.
Loved the plaits and puffs and rat she
Loved the sky because she saw It.
Loved the air because she breathed It,!
Loved her as he fancied man bad never!
Montmorency Mlggsworth loved the little
That the maiden fed from day to day.;
Loved the brindle kitten that lay ln her.
lap and purred.
Loved the wads of gum she tossed'
Loved the chair that she sat ln.
Loved the tub that she bathed in.
Loved her so he hardly had the time!
to earn his pay.
Montmorency Mlggsworth loved the shoesj
upon ner leet.
Loved the little mole upon her cheek; 1
Loved her so he gladly paid for things I
she liked to eat.
Went to see her seven nights a week;
Loved the fillings ln her molars.
Loved the charcoal on her eyebrows.
Loved so love became the only word iiei
cared to speak. -
Montmorency Mlggsworth lose the job he
had possessed, !
Lost It when he had himself- to blame:
Then Lucretla scorned him. and, dlscour-!
aged and oppressed.
What he did was really a shame
Thought that Ufa was . not worth l!v
'Ing. Loathed the world and longed to leave
But the.- world went swinging on Its orbit,
just the same.
. No man can win success by doing
something that has been done before.
A little taffy now and then is rel
ished by the wisest men.
Some girls seem to think they are
not getting their money's worth if
they fail to get engaged seven or
eight times before they get married. .
One of' the differences between the
measles and the eccentricities of
genius la that the latter are not nec
essarily fatal if they strike in. '
When a man disgraces himself his
flrst thought is not one of regret for
his own shame, but of what the world
In addition to tempting Eve. Satan
probably introduced money into the
Garden of Eden. 1
People have died for love that would
have made them miserable if they
could have had it.
Some People Never Get Over It.
"That funny looking old fellow over
there," he said as he and the girl sat
down on the stairs, "makes me think
of a disagreeable thing that happened
to me once when I was living in Phila
delphia. I was at a gathering some
thing like this and was talking to a
tnnnlng girl T bad just met. Well,
among the guests was a little chap
who looked for all the world like that
homely little runt, and I got to making
fanny cracks to tier about him. After
she'd let me tie myself up in all kinO
of knots she broke It to me gently
that the old party with the twisted
face was her say, why are you look
ing at me in that funny way?"
"I was Just wondering when you
would stop long enough to let me tell
you that you have been using my
grandfather and myself for invidious
What It Costs to Be a Pig.
He put bis elbows on the table.
He ate potatoes with a knife;
He reached before the man bestde him.
And belched aa-alnst the letter's wife;
He wiped his nose upon his napkin.
He "chonked" and slopped things here
He never thought ef those about htm.
Or if he did he didn't care.
Next day he sought to win promotion.
But failed, and cursed his sorry lot:
The man whose dinner be had ruined
Was master of the place he sought!
Some men get ta the trough and, wallow,
Ner care what others think or say
There's nothing lost In tvavtng mannere.
And being decent by the way.
"Oh. doctor, I feel so discouraged-
whooping cough, measles, mumps snd
croup, one after the other, and now
my child Is ill sgainr
"Why, the boy's a genius r
-tea infinite capacity for taking
fains, you know'-Londoo Tit-Bits.
The Daily Story
A BIT OF SOLDER BY MARION B. CURTIS3.
Copyrighted. 1913. by Associated Literary Bureau.
' "f.T;, mu , !
"lui full. Caphatn. but 1 ve nlwny,
made room for any- of you feilo.va
from Scotland Yard who has asked to
be taken care of, for I know you're j
after game. Anything of importance?'
"Well, it's not exactly important, and
yet it is important in one sense, seeing
that there's a game to be played on us
and we've got to make preparations to
meet it Have you any suspicious ner
vous in the house?"
"Now you speak of it. a man came ln
yesterday. I don't think he's a regular
crook, simply a measly chap that might
be hired to do some dirty work."
"That fits exuctly. I shall need your
assistance, so I may as well show you
my hand. You have this Mrs. Striker
of Chicago here, whose coming to Lon
don has been made so much of In the
society journals. These American mil
lionairesses are. some of them, trying
to beat the New York customs officers,
and they do so quite often. The Amer
ican detective is a very dull bird beside
our English outlooker. This Mrs. Stri
ker. I've learned, has bought the dia
mond that the Hardcastle family has
been trying to find a purchaser for.
They finally sold It to her for 20,000.,
"Well?" said the landlord.
"Mrs. Striker Is not going to pay
American duty on a stone that can bo
carried in a shoe heel or a bouquet of
flowers or a watch case with the
works removed to make room for H or
a dozen other places of concealment,
but the trouble Is that the news has
gene over that she's bought the Hard,
castle gem, and those muttonheads of
New York will be on the lookout for
her. She's to sail on the Romania ou
Wednesday, and they'll naturally ex
pect that the diamond goes with her.
"Now, we of Scotland Yard are up to
all these smuggling tricks and are on
to this game. I don't need to give j
away how I got the story, but I got It
all the same. Tomorrow morning Mrs.
Striker will be found bound and gag
ged In her room and the diamond gone.
The New York chaps will see an ac
count of the loss cabled to the news
papers, and when the lady arrives she
will not meet with the attention she
"But what's the need of a robbery If
It's all a faker
"Thnt's where our part over here
comes In. Mrs. Striker will be bound
ing us Scotland Yard men to recover
her diamond and giving talk to the
newspaper reporters. There's doubt
less some confederate of hers right
here In your hotel who will take the
blame of robbery."
"I see: he'll take it and return it to
"No. ue won't do any such thing. Do
you suppose she'd trust It to a fellow
like that? What she wants him for Is
to make It appear that he robbed her
of It. And how can we Scotland Yard
men get it back from him when he
hasn't got It?"
There's that measly chap I spoke
to you about now that red beaded fel
low just going into the smoking room.
He booked himself from Brumagem,
but I know by his accent that he's an
American. Lunnon is full of American
crooks. I shouldn't wonder if they
kept you fellows busy looking after
"So they do. I'm glad you've pointed
Ii f in out to me: It will save my hunting
him up. What's the number of his
"No. 76. Come to think of it. Mrs.
Striker's room is 75. directly opposite."
"Phew! What a simple game it Is, to
"What are you going to do?"
"Make sure he doesn't leave bis room
tonight after he goes up. I shall sprin
kle a fine powder on the sill and ln
front of the door. He's not going to
have anything to do with the matter
except to take tbe blame for stealing
the diamond. I'll prove In tbe morolug
thnt he didn't go into Mrs. Striker's
room, for I shall put some powder be
fore her door too. All tbe police will
have to do when the newspapers bowl
at us is to bring forward my proof."
"You are a sharp one, sure enough.
Well. I'll give you 72. a bit farther
sloug the corridor. Going up now?"
"No, not till I've done some watch
ing of this red beaded chap. I must
satisfy myself thnt he's the confeder
ate. I don't propose to leave some
one else to do tbe job while I'm watch
ing tbe wrong man."
The landlord went behind his coun
ter, and tbe detective went into tbe
smoking room, where he found the red
headed man, wbom he did not lose
bight of till tbe latter went to bis
room. Clapbam, not satisfied with bis
powder device, sat up all night looking
through a space made by leaving bis
door ajar. He saw nothing unusual.
At 7 o'clock In tbe morning the door
of No. 75 was opened, and a lady's maid
hurried downstairs. She soon return
ed with the clerk, and tbe two made
for Mrs! Striker's room. Claphnm fol
lowed them into tbe room and saw
Mrs. Striker bound in a chair snd
gagged. As soon as tbe gag was
taken out sbe cried:
"Whet's gone?" ssked tbe clerk.
"Who took itr "
- "I don't know. The lock of my door
was picked. I heard some one work
ing at it. but before 1 could deckle
what to do tbe doer was thrown open
nd some one came in. There being
no light In tbe room, I couldn't see who
he was. 1 gave a cry. and be sprang
upon me, put that thing In my mouth
and tied me ln the chair. Tbsn b
said that If 1 didn't tell blm where
the Hardcastle diamond was be would
kill me. To save my life I told blm
that It was under my pillow on the
bed.' -He took It and left me aa yoe
The afternoon London newspapers
published tbe fact of tbe loss of the
diaiuowS. but refrained from giviug j AlA view there Is from the sura
acy ciew to the robber. ScotJaad,i'ar(l nit' London Tit-Bits. .,'..
"hclals looked wise and said nothing,
They dIJ not even mMsly
Chap with the red head. But Mrs-,
Striker, to make sure that the news of
the loss of her diamond reached New
York, cabled the fact to her husband.
and an account of the .robbery ap
peared la all the afternoon Journals.
People in London were surprised at
the apathy of tbe police lu the matter.
But there was one man among them
wbo was not apathetic. Cbapham.
There was a supplementary game ou
hnnd thnt be did not mention to Sti
vers. He wished to discover that the
diamond was still in Sirs. Striker's pos
session and receive several thousand
pounds hush money. When the lady
left her room he entered it with a
pass key and looked In every nook for
the gem. There was'not a hollow ar
ticle or one that could be made hol
low in the room that be did not tako
to pieces. The stone might be con
tained in one of a cluster of artificial
grapes ornamenting one of a number ot
hats he found In tbe room, and be de
molished every grape without tlnding
what he looked for. Some bell shaped
buttons be cracked, with the same nen
ative result. At last be was obliged
to give up the Job.
Meanwhile the red headed man came
and went in and out of the hotel. The
landlord was anxious to get rid of him.
but bad no excuse to turn him out.
Indeed, he was requested by Clapham
not to do so. Clapham was not sure
some cue might not yet be derived from
him. But nothing turned up. At the
sailing of the Romania. Clapham stood
ou the dock. After the gangplank bad
been removed and tbe vessel was well
out. wbo should he see waving bis hand
to him with a sardonic smile on his
face but the measly red headed man
he had sat up all night to watch. Tbe
Londoner stood gaping at tbe fellow
till be was out of sight, then turned
away muttering imprecations on tbe
whole "blarsted" Yankee nation.
Mrs. Striker kept her stateroom for
a day or two, then appeared on deck.
Everybody ou board had beard of her
loss, and those who had an acquaint
ance with her commiserated with her
for it She tossed her bead and
laughed as though the matter were of
no great importance to her, as indeed
It was not, for she was rich enough to
buy more gems at the same price.
When the Romania was steaming up
New York bay. among the crowd of
passengers standing on the deck was
Mrs. Striker. She wore n very largo
bat trimmed elaborately, that she bad
bought lu London not two hours be
fore leaving her hotel for the steamer.
She descried a motorboat flying a pe
culiar flag put out from Staten Island
and heading directly for tbe steamer.
When It had come within a few hun
dred yards of her a gust of wind took
her beautiful bat and dropped It on .
the water. But the motorboat that ar
rived so timely received it and sped
It did not get very far before It was
stopped. Soon after the Romania
passed Sandy Hook another motorboat
was seen following ber, and tbe red
beaded man from London from tbe
stern was making signals to it. which
were evidently understood. As soon
as the first boat rescued tbe hat tbe
second gave It chase, overhauled It and
took it ln charge. ,
When Mrs. Striker reached tbe dock
in New York she was arrested for
smuggling. The bat was produced,
and in a large swelling ornament wa
tbe Hardcastle diamond. Tbe faco
bad been removed, the stone inserted
and the face soldered in its place again.
"How did you get on to the busi
ness, Watkius?" asked tbe customs in
spector. "Well, you see, I was sent over to
track tbe man wbo absconded from tbe
th National bank and was In Lon
don wben tbe lady bought the stone.
I reckoned she might try to get tt la
free of duty, and I took a room direct
ly opposite hers at the hotel. Slip put
up n job of robbery ou the Londoners
ln order that it might be cabled over
bere and put you fellows off your
guard. A Scotland Yard man got on to
the. business, but not on to its true in
wardness. The way I located It wa
this: While shadowing tbe lady I saw
ber buy some Holder, and the Inst thing
sbe bought in London was the hat thnt
blew off her heud in the bay. Not Ion
ago, you may remember, we had a cme
ef bat blowing. I put the two together
and cabled our agency to be on the
lookout. Tbe rest you know."
"Well. I'll report tbe case to the col
lector of tbe port You go up'to his
office In a few days and you'll find out
what the government will do for you.
Wbat do yon expect?"
"K think, considering tbe goods are
worth $100,000 and the duty will run
up pretty well Into the thousands, tboy
ought to do something pretty nice for
me." , . ,
- "I think so, too, especially since they
wouldn't have got a cent of duty them,
selves if It hadn't been for you"
Something pretty nice was done for
Watklns. but since It was done from a
private fund It was never known bow
much be got out of tt
17S1 News of tbe surrender of Tors
town reached Pbliadelpbls. tben'the
seat of tbe Colonial government.
1S05 Jeremlsb Simpson, former con
gressman and noted Populist lead
er, died; born 1842. -
1909 Henry Erben, rear admiral, U.
' S. N.. retired, died; born 1332.
Top ef the Rhine.
Mrs. Robinscn And were yon ro
the Rhine? Mrs. de .Tones I should
think so. right to tbe very top. What
(Oct. 23 in American J