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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY. MAY 26, 1914.
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Tuesday. May 26. 1914.
:; One of the earliest of Illinois suf
fragists Is dead at SO. Now we may
' expect a new argument for women to
espouse the cause :bat it promotes
't (kngevity. . .
f t An army officer estimates that it will
. :Coat $ 10,oof.ooo,00 to subjugate the
l Mexican people. It is quite evident
J&tit the cost of subjugating is keeping
iace with the cost of living.
r"Auto accidents, all of which could
-" have been avoided, killed 10 people in
the middle west Sunday. Apparently
every man who drives a car imagines
be la immune, for few aeem to profit
by the errors of accident victims.
' .lt your neighbor is careless or neg--iEgent
to the extent that he allows a
jrerious fire hazard to exist, report the
conditions to your fire marshal, urges
fctate Fire Marshal Bennett. The infor
mation will be treated as confidential
tfn4 the conditions corrected.
If there is an attempt to carry
sirough the suggested plan of nominat
ing Roosevelt In a progressive conven
tion and then having him endorsed by
a republican convention, we can see
here there will be necessity for the
Ve of two ateam rollers. And we all
tcall what the colonel said about
it earn rollers.
Owners of autos wbo wish to do a
ood turn for the old soldiers of the
ivll war will have their opportunity
Memorial day when they may help
convey the boys of the 6o's in the Ue-
znorial day parade and take them to
the exercises at the court house square
sua me (tmwrj. inr are ouiy
few cf the old soldiers left. Less than
1 iwrt si ut meraiKn oi Jonu uuiora
post are now aoie to regularly turn
yui lu mwrunga. out. au .no are leu
re anxious to take their part in the
Memorial day ceremonies.
IRISH HOME RULE.
Kronf. r mnvlr,- W.rrl In n.
jaym-a-go for irzsu Home ruie ana me
prospects of the British being able to
iset up a government in the Emerald
i isle without bloodshed aDoear at least
v ... , T. . I
States to accomplish similar results in
rv&age or tne nome ruie dui yes-
leraay for the tnird Uae by the house
or commons was aiienaea Dy no
order. Under tho anti-veto act it was
necessary to pass the measure after
it had been twice rejected by the house!
cf lords, three times without a single
change. Between now and the king's I
formal approval pf the measure the
unexpected may happen. That is, a
settlement by agreement may be reach-1
ed, formidable as are the obstacles in I
the way. In that event tho lords will
pass the bill plus an amending bill I
carrying the temporary exclusion of I
aosve Lister counties and other com-tare
promise features. The settlement ef-1
forts will meanwhile argue for peace
and quiet' In Orange centers. If the
efforts finally fail, he amending bill
will nevertheless be put through the
commons as the Asqulth supreme con-
cession to Ulster, and the lords will be I
asked to pass the two bills or witness
the enactment of the home rule bill I
into law of the land in spite of them,
A veto from the crown, once talked
Is no 'iccgtr expected even by the
Our schools must call out the crea
tive Instinct, the Instinct to shape ma
terial In obedience to imagination, that
causes the child to make mud pies and
palaces, and that later finds satisfac
tion In composition of all kinds, wheth
er In words or tones or colors even
In the building of hypotheses, the In
stinct that la the germ of all creative
work, without the exercise of which
the creative soul of man cannot Itself
We must, through music, literature,
give scope to the splendid rhythmic
Bunct mat sets tne small cmia skip
ping, marching, chanting which dur
ing the earnler period of growth sets
jthe whole world to music which, mar
tied to the creative faculty, is parent 1
tf all the arts, and In the satisfaction
pl which, more than In their so-called
i-eiious pursuits, men often And their
fife, says The Mother's Magazine.
i We must give wider scope to the
important Instinct of curiosity with
Jtt lessons In discovery, experiment,
Exploration. We must develop the
J.drtartig tcetlnct which so largely
.coaaiiiuu the spiritual life of girls
than la generally realised by means
of school gardens and by giving older
children responsibility toward young
er. We must continue to see the instinct
of competition, which is so large an
element fa the-famous Jesuit system of
education. Some educators seem to
think there is something vulgar about
competition. If so, mankind must be
hopelessly vulgarized from the begi
ning, in all ita manifestations, from
war to minstrelsy, from theology to
We must use to the full the basic
belonging instinct which unites th
gang, but has also made all 'nations and
all associations of men, from Adam
domestic circle down to the latest col
lege fraternity. There must be team
play in study as well as on the ball
field, and ' gradual suggestion of the
civic and patriotic extension of the
Education, In short, must bring out
in each child the common life of hu
manity of which he Is a product.
THE RIGHT SPIRIT.
The city commission has done the
proper thing in reversing itself on the
levying of a road and bridge tax to
maintain the revenues of the munici
pality sufficiently to do some of the
things that Rock Island cannot very
well fail to do without disregarding its
obligations. The 123,000 secured by
this means will enable the city to prop
erly man and equip the fire station to
be located at Ninth street and Eigh
teenth avenue which the people voted
bonds to build, to add to the police
force, supply better fire fighting para
phernalia, and to better provide for
keeping the alleys and streets cleaned,
Furnishing fire and police protec
tlon to the newly annexed districts is
part of the contract with the people
of those localities when 'they were
voted a part of the city, and failure to
live up to it might be expted to
ereatlv complicate the difficulties of
securing the consent of other tracts to
unite with us. To give this protection,
the southwest station, more motor
equipment and added police are nec
Self respect demands that we adopt
a more efficient or Keeping
clean and presentable and sanitary,
as well, even if it does cost a little
more than the plan we are now fol
STREAM FLOW CUT BY
Residents of Wallace, Idaho, now
claim that results of the disastrous for
est fires in northern Idaho in 1910 are
being made eTldent ta the changed flow
from a watershed then burned over.
which furnishes the water tupply of the
city. This basin Included an area of
approximaely two thousand acres and
was formerly well timbered with trees
from 60 to 200 year? old. These were
ajmo8t wholly de8troyed by the fires of
1910. From this watershed - the city
geta Its supply not only for domestic
hut ln fnr tho tvv.lnnm.nt
of electricity for power and light, so
,h.. ., milntomnr. of a rnn.lH.r,
able flow Is essential to the city.
u jg Btated tnat before nre8
flow of the tream at its lowest stages
ner below one thousand minor.'
inches, the unit rf measurement which.
nas been ed. But since the Are, the
rec0rds how that th minimum flOW
I hat f a 11 on tn a htitt 9RA mlnni' I n as.
,t ,3 now necces8ary for the
pany which furnishes water, light, and
power to expend a considerable amount
of money each year In developing
Power from stream and to use a con
in, water. Records of the weather
bureau at Wnllarn show that tho ni-a.
cipitatlon for the years rince the fire
has been about normal for the region
ais-iThis seems to demonstrate to the
I townspeople that the unevenness in
the flow must be due to the destruction
of the forest cover of the watershed
land not to any change In climate or
la view of the situation, the forest
service has undertaken to reforest the
denuded watershed. Some planting
has i.ready been done and eventually
all of the watershed which Is Included
within national forest boundaries Is to
be reforested. The people of Wallace
taking considerable interest In the
work and express themselves as thor
oughly In sympathy with the effort
that the service is making. The ex
Prts of the department, however,
point out that the planting will nrob-
ably have no immediate effect, yet it
should Influence run-oft as soon as for
est conditions are restored, and re-
establish eventu Jly a more stable
streamflow. In the mean time the for-
e8t otneera are taking measurements
01 lne Blrean connection with the
records of precipitation, to determine
Just what relation exists, and what r
suits will follow reforestation.
An Evanston lady was telling the
other day about a rather lugubrious
aunt wbo seemed to see everything
through blue spectacles. Her greatest
pleasure in life was in attending fu
uerals, and In case of a friend's illness
she would console the patient with
gloomy forebodings and with tales of
others wbo had met untimely deaths
through similar afflictions.
Her sister, who, though in good
health, was by no means young, was
celeLrating her birthday, and It fell to
the melancholy one to send congratu
"My dearest sister," she wrote, "ycu
have passed another milestone In life's
journey. Do you realize that you are
a year nearer the grave? I wish you
many happy returns of the day." Chi
cago Inter Ocean.
Kansas City," Ma After deputy
marshals had been sent over the city
in search of additional talesmen, the
47 men reoulred for th mn.l in tho
of Dr. W. T. Elam of St. Joseph, I
Mo., charged with th murder of W. I
Putnam Cramer, were obtained; J
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER
Congressman from the Fourteenth Olstrlot.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington. May 24. Not every
army officer is praying for war with
Mexico. Senator John Sharp Wil
liams read to the
' Ok senate a letter
SnJ 3 from one w-ho is
not. This officer is
now stationed at
Vera Cruz, and
too severe, are in
teresting. The officer in
name Is, of course,
not revealed, is
very harsh in his
comment upon the
coming from Mex
ico who criticise
the policy of the
tion in attempting
to escape war, and
demand that the
Mexicans be taught a lesson. It is only
natural that men who stand to lose
the money they have invested in
Mexico or that they have earned by
their toil in lexico. should hope that
their property will be protected by
But President Wilson, realizing the
hardships of the refugees, is looking
to the larger good, which is escaping
the tremendous loss of life and money
that a Mexican war would cost. Al
lowing, therefore, for the lack of tol
erance displayed by the army officer
in his letter, the officer has stated an
interesting view of the situation.
Part of his letter was as follows:
If you were down here and
SOME FACTS ABOUT THE MOLE
Owing to the gradually decreasing
number of wild fur bearing animals,
mole skins have found a ready market
and are valuable commercially accord,
lng to farmers' bulletin 683. depart
ment of agriculture. It is significant
of the lack of attention to small busi
ness matters, however, that American
moleskins are not quoted or offered
on the markets. All the skins used
by American furriers are imported
Auction lists of fur dealers In Lon
don show that more than 3.000,000
moleskins were sold in 1911. 1912 and
1913. A small lot of American mole
skins secured by the biological survey,
United States department of agricul
ture, was 'prepared and made up by
an expert furrier wbo pronounced
them in every respect equal or supe
rior to European skins. It seems like
ly, therefore, that a new Industry
mourning to many thousands of dol
lars might be developed in this coun
In this country there are five recog
Ized groups of true moles, two of
which are confined to the Pacific
coast and the other three are distrib
uted over the section east of the
100th meridian extending from Can
ada to the Gulf of Mexico. In the lat
ter districts and in the greater part
r. Pennsylvania. New York, and New
Eii?land the common mole occurs
ith the star-nosed mole and Brewer's
The mole Is so seldom seen, even
by those who are familiar with its
work, that it is often confused with
other small creatures, particularly the
ehrcw. the mole or meadow mouse,
and the pocket gopher. However, it
can be readily distinguished by its
stout, short front limbs ending in
roa J, rounded bands with palms turn
ed cut-vard. It has a rather elongated
bod.-', close plushlike fur. a pointed
snout, and a short tail. Neither eyes I
By Clara Ingram Judson.
DO you like to play flower games
as well as most children do?
AH right I Then here is another new
game and these warm sunshiny days
are the very best of the whole year for
frolics on the grass.
inn game is played with groups of
six children. Seven is the smallest
number that can really play it right,
and as many over seven may play as
wish to the more the merrier!
The one who is "it" is selected by
counting out this way: Line all the
children up in a row and count out
with this little verse.
"Wind, wind, blow us away.
I "Cherries will come some other day.
Say the verse over and over, one
word for every child till you have been
down the whole line twice, then the
child whose word is "day" in the third
time round is "it."
Then divide the remaining children
Into groups of six.
Each group selects one to be a
"cherry" the rest are "petals" and the
"Cherry" stands in the middle of a
ring made by the five "petals."
The point of the game is to make -l,. .... .
-cherry stay in the center of the CtaZ t?-
"petals" til! all the "petals" are gone. made the fetalt-
Mother Wind runs around from If there are several circles of "petals"
group to group as she pleases. When the Mother Wind has a very busy tim
she touches a "petal" lightly on the calling the "petals" away,
shoulder, the "petal" must leave the When the gan;e is over the first
ring and stand out of the game. "petal" who was called becomes the
Then the "petals" who are left must Mother Wind of the second game and
keen the "cherry" from getting out of n till vou are all tired anH rrariu
the circle a task that becomes harder fnr
and harder as the "petals" are gradual- Try Cherrv Blossoms to-morrow and
ly called away by Mother ind. ,ee jf you don't think it the iolliest
Of course the "cherry Jnes all the gamc )ou ever played,
time to dodge through the petals and
get outside the ring. If the "cherry" ' Tomorrow Sunshin Flown,
close touch with the whole thing, you
could easily see why the efforts of the
president to compose the trouble are so
roundly condemned. The noisiest thing
In Mexico is an American dollar that
finds itself in Jeopardy, I met one of
these blatant so-called refugees last
night and had a talk with him. He was
for marching on the city at once. I
pressed bim down, found he had not
paid a cent of taxes in the United
States for ,15 years, had not voted in
the states for 15 years, did not intend
to return to the United States, but did
cuss out all of you gentlemen who are
opposed to what certainly be a
war of conquest that ought never to be
started to appease dollar-grubbing for
tune hunters, who, having taken a
gambler's chance and the game having
gone against them, want Uncle Sam
to step in and pull their chestnuts out
af the fire.
"The assimilation of these people
will be impossible, and to take up the
task of governing them will be another
Philippine elephant of larger propor
tions and more difficult to handle.
"We cannot take Mexico-without the
loss of 200,000 men, and it will require
around S 10,000,000.000 to subjugate the
people. Every officer that I have met
and all the enlisted men are opposed
to war. There are fewer jingoes in
the army end navy than any place I
know of. Now, this does not mean a
lack of patriotism and a desire that
respect be shown the flag, but it does
mean an appreciation of what war
"It would be cheaper to take every
refugee out of here, pay him every
dollar due him, pension him for life.
and let his blatant mouth be heard at
home, as insufferable as that would be,
rather than engage in war.
cor eurs are In evidence. It is a crea
ture of strictly subterranean habits.
It is believed commonly that the
mole works only at regular periods
each day, but direct observation taken
in late summer and fall fail to sub
stantiate the theory. The moles are
distasteful and seldom eaten by do
mestic cats and dogs which have
learned to catch them. Hawks and
owls take small toll from the mole
tribe, as an examination of the stom
ach contents of over 2,000 of these
birds disclosed the remains of but 13
moles, five of which had been eaten
by the red-tailed hawk, four by the
red-shouldered hawk, and one each by
the broad-winged hawk, the barred
owl, the great giay owl, and the
From an examination of the eton
ach contents of 200 moles taken in all
months of the year it was found that
earthworms and white grubs consti
tute the bulk of the food. Beetles and
their larvae, spiders, centipedes, co
coons, and puparia also form a part
of the diet. Seed coats of com, wheat,
oats and peanuts have been seldom
found in stomachs of the moles
Complaints of damage or depreda
tions by moles are frequent and in
sistent. However, in very many cases
a thorough investigation would show
that the smaller rodents which fol
low the mole's runways are responsi
ble for the damage to corn and other
cultivated seed products that grow un
Clinton, 111., Circuit Judge W. G.
Cochran has denied the motion of the
defense to quash the Indictment charg
ing Carl Person, a machinist, with the
murder of Tony Musser, former chief
of police of Clinton, employed as a
strikebreaker during a strike of ma
chinists on the Illinois Central rail-
gets free Mother Wind has to take th
"cherry's" place in the ring and th
"chfrry" becomes the "wind.
When all the "oetals" have hr-n rail.
ed away by the Mother Wind of course
the "cherry" is really free and the
game is over.
"I have made a lot
of money; faot
Is, I have gained
There are people
who are yearn
ing to be In my
plaoe, I ru oaa;
But I'm mighty far
from happy it's
the solemn truth,
For I size upon old
masters and can
see no - beauty
"X can hold my own
In Wall street,
there they trem
ble when I'm
I suppose folks
think my mill
ions always keep
me feeling glad:
But my heart Is filled with sorrow, for Z
often have to sit
Hearing music that Is classic and not un
"I-iet a big financial problem come before
me any day.
And I'll solve It In a Jiffy: all my ven
tures always pay:
X suppose that many people think I'm
happy all the time.'
But, alas! I can't distinguish - between
poetry and rhyme. j
The man who gets there does the
best he possibly can without trying to
discover whether the boss is watching
The man who is always explaining
what he would do if he had his life to
live over Is careful to Inform his wife
that he would select her Just the same.
Some people are so busy keeping oat
of trouble that they never have time
to do anything else worth mentioning.
Do you know a "rounder" who
stands four-square to all the winds
He Merely Wanted to Know.
"Here," said the girl's father, who
had come downstairs after the clock
bad struck 12, "ain't you goln' pretty
"I I was Just getting ready to
start," the young man replied.
"All right. I thought mebbe yon
might have begun a marathon courtln'
contest, and I won't allow anything of
that kind in my house, with electric
light costin' what it does and no high
low burner In the parlor."
"What's the mat
ter?" "Oh, nothing
"But you look
as if you had
on your mind." .
"Well, if you in
sist on knowing, a boy who was named
after me has Just become engaged to
be married. How times fles!"
T will not alt In Idleness and sigh.
I will not voice an unavailing plea
For favors that the stubborn fates deny
Because the boss Is busy watching me."
You Will Need It.
A New York woman says she never
punishes her children or bombards
them with "don'ts." "It is easy," she
explains, "to correct their faults with
humorous raillery." Save up your hu
morous raillery. It may come In handy
when the naughty children are driving
you half crazy.
"Why did the court decide that he
was to nave the custody of the chil
dren when she was the one who se
cured the divorce?"
I believe the man she was to
marry had privately informed the
Judge that he hated the idea of be
coming a stepfather."
"There goes one of our leading citl
xens." "He doesn't look very prosperous."
"He isn't. He leads unmuzzled dpgs
to the pound." f
Twas Hamlet said. "The
Bui 't's not efficacious.
Unless it Irocps us arfulng
Or la a bit salacious.
"They say," said Mrs. Roundeneign.
"the cuisine at the Blackwood Is ex
cellent." "Do they?" asked Mrs. Widcome.
"Who's playing the leading part in It?"
"My husband is almost Insanely
Jealous of me."
"Isn't it strange how some men's
foolishness will bang on for decade
"They say dandelions make excel
"Oh, that can't be true. They crow
without any help."
"What Is that armr afflfor wk
charge of the enlistments doing on sick
"Still worUIng on his Job."
He's recruiting his health." Balti-
more America a
The Daily Story
The Four Post Beditead By Clarissa Mackle.
Copyrighted. 11, by Associated Literary Bureau.
Mrs. Henry Dowd stared coldly at
rblllppa Fancnec wbo was sitting on
the other side of Lawyer Weems' office.
Philippa looked expectantly at the 1
tie sandy haired lawyer, who wa
reading the last will and testament of
the late Susan Fancbcr to the heirs.
-And lastly.'" droned Mr. Weems,
reading. "'1 give and bequeath to my
nieces, Amanda Fancher Dowd and
Philippa Fancher, my mahogany four
post bedstead, to be divided as fal
lows" Here Mr. Weems blew hl
thin nose violently and coughed nerv
ously before concluding the Important
" To be divided as follows: The two
bead Dosts. the headboard and one
side rail to my niece Amanda Fancher
Dowd; the two foot posts, one side rail
REVKALXD A PACKET OF HOXXT.
and the foot piece to my niece Philippa
Fancher, theirs to bare and to hold
"That's all," uaid Mr. Weems, busy
ing himself with his papers.
The six nieces from Planeville, who
equally shared the meager bank depos
its and the bouse and furniture of their
deceased aunt, smiled furtively at one
another as Mrs. Dowd and ber cousin
Philippa rose stiffly from thel( chairs
and, without a word to the others, car
ried their bitter disappointment out of
Although Philippa and her cousin
Amanda bad not been good friends for
many years, now a common cause for
complaint united them for a brief time.
"It's an insult!" declared Amanda
Dowd, ber stout form, quivering with
It is Indeed," agreed Philippa prim
ly. "After all I've done for Aunt Su
san too. The winter when she had
pneumonia I stayed with ber day and
night for two months, and when I went
borne she told me, says she: 'Phil,
you'll be rewarded for this when I'm
gone. I snail rememDer yon generous
ly In my wilU
Says I, "Annt Susan, I'm not doing
it for reward' " Philippa stopped
t short and got' very red when she saw
I the sarcastic " smile quivering around
( Amanda's lips.
"Aunt Susan was fond of making
promises," said Amanda hastily. "The
time when I sewed for ber two months
steady so that she could make that
visit to New York she promised I
would be remembered first in ber will.'
"And . you were lastl" ejaculated
"Except for your name I was," re
minded Mrs. Dowd.
"And each of us only half of a four
"It's an insult!" repeated Mrs. Dowd.
"I - don't understand Aunt Susan's
promising us, who have done so much
for ber, and then leaving us nothing
after all. when the Planeville nieces,
wbo hardly noticed ber, got everything
"Except half an old four post bed
stead," muttered Amanda Dowd. "I've
a good mind to burn my half np or give
"You might give yours to Ida Fin
ney, and I'll do the same," said Philip
pa. "She told me the other day that
if she bad another double bed she
could take some city boarders. She
needs the money."
"And then folks can see that we
don't care a snap about the old bed
stead." agreed Mrs. Dowd.
So It happened that little Miss Fin
ney, whose hands, crippled by rheuma
tism, could no longer trim bats, came
into possession of the four post bed
stead which Aunt Susan Fancher bad ;
eccentrically divided between two of
Ida Finney put the ted In ber sit
ting room and rented it to boarders
from the city.
One autumn day Ida bnrrled np tbe
path that led to Phillppa's side door.
PhiUcpa Fancher, wbo put uj fruit
and pickles for a living, was stirring
a spicy mixture In a buge kettle ot
"Come.in. Ida." she called to the lit
tie milliner. "Your boarders goner
sne inquired after Miss Finney was
"Not yet. though they are all ready
to go on the 2 o'clock stage. Now,
Philippa." went on Ida earnestly, "the
folks who bave been sleeping on that
four poster want to buy it from me.
They offered me what do you think?"
tuiuppa added more sugar to ber
pickles and tasted them delicately.
Ida Finney laughed excitedly.
urty dollars: There. I knew you'd
iumP. rou Fancherl Fifty dollars for
the old bedstead that your Aunt Susan
eft you and that yon despised."
Philippa reddened. "Did you accept
tbe offer. Ida?" she asked stiffly. .
"I did not. I told tbem that It didn't
belong to me, being: only borrowed
from you and Amandy. and if it had
been mine I wonldn't have sold It be
cause it bad belonged to your Aunt
"We gave It to you. Ida. Ton can
sell it If you want to."
"I'm proud to have anything that be
longed to Susan Fancier," said Ida
Finney. "She was very kind to my
folks once, and when I learned the
millinery, trade she loaned me the
money to go Into business. I paid it
all back, too, but I ain't forgot ber
Ida Finney arose and moved toward
the door. "Well. I must hurry tome
again. I Just thought I'd let you know
about the offer."
"And you won't sell the bed and
keep the money? We don't care," said
"No; I'd rather not sell it I know
Mis Susan set great store by tnat bed.
She said It belonged to ber great-grandmother
and It had a history.'
Ida went out and closed the door
rather sharply, as was ber wont She
bad a way of stirring one's conscience
without actually preaching.
Philippa finished ber pickles sad
then, changing her dress, went across
the street to see ber cousin, Amanda
, In a few words Philippa related
what Ida Finney bad told ber about
tbe four post bed which the city peo
ple valued at $50.
"Something Ida said made me feel
ashamed of giving tbe bed away,"
ended Philippa sadly. "You see, I
was very angry the day Mr. Weems
read that letter, and so I didn't care
about tbe bed or my share of It I've
been thinking that Annt Susan was
very kind to me. She did lots of nice
things for me when I was a girl, and
I ought not to have calculated on her
leaving me any money."
Amanda Dowd nodded her bead. 1
feel the same way, Philippa. Annt
Susan helped my brother Jim to study
tor the ministry, and I guess I'll get
my naif of the bed back from Ida
Finney. I'll give ber $5 toward an
So will X," said Philippa, who coold
ill afford it
A week later Amanda Dowd and
Philippa Fancher went over to see Ida
After an. hour of lively persuasion
the Independent Miss Finney reluctant
ly consented to accept $10 for the bed,
which the remorseful owners bad giv
en ber some time before.
I feel as mean as getout," said Ida
as she placed tbe money In ber worn
pocket book nnd led the way upstairs.
'As a punishment for my meanness
I shall carry my half borne piecemeal,"
said Philippa firmly as they proceed
ed to dismantle the ancient bed of its
And I shall do the same," said
Amanda, ber broad face grave with '
regret "Now, Phil, do yon know how
to uncord the thing?"
Philippa worked with deft fingers,
and presently the bed was apart and
divided according to the last will and
testament of Susan Fancher.
Philippa. lifted one heavy post "It
looks as if it could be unscrewed here.
See where tbe Joining is quite plain.
It will be easier to carry if it does
come apart" She twisted the end of
the post nnd It moved easily around
and around until she lifted the carved
top and disclosed a deep, caplike hol
low. Tbe hollow was filled with white
tissue paper, which, pulled out and un
folded, revealed a packet of money
ten $100 bills.
In dazed silence ber companions
watched Philippa while she unscrewed
the top of ber second bedpost and
found a similar sum of money.
Then it was Amanda Dowd's turn.
and she, too, was remembered in the
same manner by eccentric, kind heart
ed Aunt Susan.
Little Ida Finney watched then In
tearful delight as they made these as
tounding discoveries, but Ida was to
make a discovery on ber own account
Ida Finney." said Amanda after a
short consultation with Philippa, "Phi
lippa and I would never have found
this money If it hadn't been for yon.
You made us ashamed of ourselves.
and, Ida. you've got to take this. If
you won't do it gracefully I'll have it
put to your credit in tbe Little River
bank." She extended a packet of bills
toward the little milliner.
"I don't dare decline it because I need
it eo badly," half sobbed Ida.
"Take it!" ordered Philippa ana
Amanda, and Ida Finney took tbe
packet and cried over It like a baby,
for it contained ten $100 bills.
As for the cousins, they bore the sec
tions of the four poster home, and It Is
a credlt to them that eacn 0oe
was thinking more of the past kind
nesses of Aunt Susan and of the mys
terious workings of Providence, which
through their own awakened con
science bad brought them to a degree
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tion of negro slaves.
ISGi General H. E. Lee's position on
the south bank of North Anna riv
er proved to be impregnable, and
General Grant's forces retreated
from bis front to the north bank.
1013 General James Ileaton Baker,
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torian, died at Mankato, Minn.:
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