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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY. JUNE 5, 1914.
- THE ARGUS.
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Friday, June 5, 1314.
i Last night's rain s"cms to tave been
unauthorized by she weather Lureau,
'but It was noiie the less welcome.
'. It is darnasiie to the Illusions of
the man who thinks his business can
not get alonz without Mm to return
from his vacation ai .1 f.nd that no
one seemed to niis Mm.
All the other trut prosecutions by
the government have been merely pre
liminary. At last they have the arch
lronsplratcrs in the toils the officers
cf the plumpers' combine have been
The national chancellor of the
Delta Thta Thl has been showered
by the members with tats, receiving
hZft of them. Brintr a man he Is sore-
J jy puzzled as to deposition to make of
them. If he were a woman It would
jT ibe different.
i Rock Island acquaintances will be
about as much inclined t. sympathize
with ick Kinsrlla in the failure to
land the United States mar.'haisulp a and St. Paul as usual contest for next
estimated population. In 1912 It was
13 . In 1911. 14.2. For the years from
1901 to 1905 the average was 16.2
from 1906 to 1910 It was 15.1. We are
therefore continuing In Improvement
the average for 1911. 1912 and 191
being 14.06. These are the exact fig
ures as stated In the report of th
census bureau. What they mean In
actual lives Is not Indicated except
by closer analysis. The decrease from
16.2. the average frpm 1901 to 1905. to
14.1. the average for 1913. amounts to
13 per cent, or a reduction of one
death In every eight. If the same rate
had prevailed In 1913 as In the perioa
from 1901 to 1905. there would have
been 1.023.446 deaths recorded Instead
of S90.S23, an excess of 134,623.
The largest percentage of decrease
was shown for Rhode Island (15.7), fol
lowed bv New York (12.3). New Jer
sey (11.2) and Massachusetts (9-6)
It seems to be only a peculiar colnci
dence that these leaders should all be
In one small section of the entire ter
ritory discussed. Slight Increases
which occurred in some states, Alichl
ran. 4.5: New Hampshire, 3, and In
diana. O S are believed to be due In
some cases to Increased accuracy of
registration. The state with the low
est death rate is Washington, with 8.5
deaths per thousand population; and
then In the following order come Min
nesota. 10.4: Utah. 11.0, ana Wiscon
sin and Colorado. 11.5. The doubtful
honor of possessing the highest rates
falls to New Hampshire with 17.1 ;
NortU Carolina. 16.S; Maryland. 16.2;
Vermont, 15.S: Maine, 15.3, and Con
necticut. Massachusetts. New York and
Rhode Island, 15.0. It seems that In
the New- Encland states there oc
curred nioFt of the higher death, rates
and roo6t of the Improvement from
U Is signlflcf.nt that the four states
in the registration area which have a
colored population of over 10 per cent,
Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina
and Virginia, should average 15.0,
while a group with equal population
but fewer colored. Wisconsin. W ash
ington. Vermont and Minnesota, aver
Amen cities of over 100,000 popu
lation, Seattle and Spokane lead by
Tar vita Ceatt. rates i.r oaiy o. ana
8.0, respectively, Portland, Ore., fol
lows w-i;h a rite c 9 5, so that this
particular corner of the United States
by comparison would seem to be more
than holding Its ow n. It seems almost
obvious that location, climate and
c-Siaraeter of population are respon
sible for this low rate. Minneapolis
hey are to lose pleep worrying over
The fat of the Three Eye 1-ague w ith
'A I Tearney at the head.
i . one cannot h'!p wondering If the
California man who died Immediately
after selecting his coffin. Ailing out
his own death certificate and buying
transportation for th remains back to
Illinois, was .ahle to carry bis advance
ftrrantje-nents as far on the other side
ns he did on thin.
1 Automobiles and baseball do not go
e!I together they have decided at
Cleveland, where the slump of the
team dates from the lime members
all began rilling to the games fn their
own cars. Nothing like the old horse
drawn, overcrowded, sunbaked bus to
Reason a bail jplayer, it seems.
place with 11.6 and 11. Oakland and
Milwaukee following with 12.5 and
12.7. The highest rates occur In
Memphis. Tenn.. 20.8; Richmond, Va.,
20.4; New Orleans, 19.9; Albany, N.
Y, 19S: llaltimore, 18.5; Nashville,
Tenn.. 17.S; Birmingham. Ala., 17.4;
Atlanta. Ga., 17.4, and Washington, D.
The cause of this high rate In south
ern cities has probably often been
mentioned and often explained, but
we cannot too oftea point the way to
betterment, says The Journal of the
American Medical association.
Suffrage Plots in Rameses Day
What was probably the first suffra-
get plot In history is described by
James Baikie In a communication to
the National Geographic society, at
Washington. D. C. summarizing the
more recent explorations and excava
tions in Egypt which have done much
to reveal the history of an ancient
"We have a very full record of the
process against certain ladies of the
harem of King Rameses III, of the 20th
dynasty, which exhibits the harem In
trigue in all Its familiar features,"
writes Mr. (Baikie. "Officials of the
harem are bribed, messages are sent
out to officers of the troops from the
secluded ladles. Inviting the help of
the army to overthrow the king and
set up a pretender, and the resources
of witchcraft are called in to insure
the success of the scheme. In this
case even the discovery of the plot did
not put an end to the machinations of
those concerned. The judges of the
trial were tampered with, and the re
sult was a highly discreditable expos
ure of the corruption of the Egyptian
bench as well as that of the harem."
Continuing his discussion of the po
sition of women in ancient Igypt, Mr.
Baikie says: '
"Though there are certain features.
such as their loose ideas in the matter
of consanguinity, which shock our
modern sense f morality, the ideas
and practice of the ancient Egyptians
In respect to the position of woman
were remarkably advanced and rational,
comparing very favorably with those
of the great nations of classical an
tiquity. Woman was to the Egyptian,
not the slave of man or the minister of
his pleasure; she was his companion,
his fellow-worker on very equal term's.
often his adviser, not Infrequently his
"There existed In the Egyptian mind
a sentiment that could almost fce called
reverence for womanhood, particularly
In respect ef Its great function of
motherhood a sentiment which Is
much more akin to our modern west
ern view than anything else that wo
meet with among ancient peoples. The
mother was respected for her supreme
share In the life and upbringing of her
children, and for all the self sacrifice
which Is essentially Involved In true
motherhood, and from the very earliest
dayg the child was carefully Indoctrin
ated with the duty of reverencing and
loving the mother who bore and nour
ished him. So strong was this senti
ment, that on the tombs of the old
kingdom the mother of the deceased
la as a rule represented together with
his wife, while the father rarely ap
pears. In noble Egyptian families the
general, though not Invariable, custom
was that the heir of the ho,use was not
the eldest son, but the son of the eldest
daughter. Under the middle kingdom
this rule prevailed to such an extent
that the inheritance passed from one
family to another through heiresses
He who married an heiress gained for
bis son the inheritance of his father-in-law.
"Men of the tipper classes had their
harems. Pharoah himself appears
to have been the possessor of
a large harem. Under the empire the
harem was supervised by an elderly
matron, and w-as administered by high
officials 'the governor of the royal
harem.' 'the scribe- of the royal har
em," 'the delegate of the harem'; while
a number of slaves watched over the
ladies and guarded them from the out
side world. The scale to which such
an establishment could attain Is illus
trated by the case of Amenhotep III.
When the Iking of Mitannl sent him
his daughter Gilukhipa In marriage,
the young lady was accompanied by a
train of 317 maidens, who were no
doubt added to the royal harem."
The Daily Story
What Fate Did Bx Edith V. Eosa.
Copyrighted. 1914, by Associated Literary Bureau.
No One Else Has a Job Like This Man
6tay, you thi
proudly plan to
And you that
seelc to do:
Before you hurry
forth to try
To proudly plant
An honest word
Who Berks to raise
The level of the
Must draff throug-h
many a sloutfh
And suffer many a
And oft sit hum
Tor every littisj
rain he makes
Who tries to take the load
A hundred disappointments leave
Their Impress on him: to achieve
The heart must often bleed.
In the "Interesting Tcople" depart- creasing popularity of blackhand extor-
$ In Sterling the restaurant proprie
tors are making the unusual request
that they be compelled to take out li
censes. They say on days when there
te. a crowd In town and a chance to
jnake a little money, church societies
serve meals and the competition kills
their business. They want the church
ladies licensed, too.
"We have been too ladylike. Now
we. are going to fiht," say the British
suffrages. And they proceed to horse
whip the doftor who feeds by force
those who are in jail and the editors
who venture to criticise those who
are out. It is just possible that they
may eventually succeed In coaveying
& bint to one J. Bull that they desire
Such feeble efforts a hive been
made In this city to copo with auto
and motorcycle sr-'-.-derrf Lnve made
UttJq Impression v.j.nn the fraternity.
Now that Moline ar.d Davenport have
the lid on tight and it is no longer safe
to burn gasoline in c-irhc-r city at too
rapid a rate, those with the bug 1
their system make Rock Island streets
a common ground of revel.
COLORADO MILITIA SCORED
The committee of the Woman's
Peace league which investigated th
Colorado strike, has mace a report
fled with horrifying details of sol
L.ers barbarity. In the I.udlow bat
tley says the report, "women and chil
dren were given sabre scars that they
will carry to their graves; a 15-year-
old girl was kicked in the breast by
a commanding officer, and others
were maimed by having gun butts
dropped on the'.r feet. Many of the
women and children la the Ludlow
tents were st'.ll in bed and were com
pelled to Cce for their lives.' half
dressed. Fifty of these hunted worn
en were about to become mothers
and one unfortunate Actually gave
birth to her baby while trying to es
cape tbe bail of burets from Ham-
rock ' machine guns. Many ran elht
or ten mlics In their mad terror and
other huddled In wells a-ad holes for
IS hours without food. There Is no
question that tiie coal companies have
violated every Jaw on the statute
books for the protection of their em
ployes. From the commencement of
their residence in this land of the
fre. these peopln from other binds
care been made the victims of un
AID FOR AGRICULTURAL EX
The Smith-Lever act, which provides
fcr cooperative agricultral extension
work between the states and the Unit
ed States department of agriculture.
promises to be of real value to the
farmers of the country If the people
of the various states choose to take
advantage of Its provisions. In a table
printed in the weekly news letter to
crop correspondents by the department
of agriculture, It Is shown that Illinois
will get larger sums from the amount
appropriated annually than any other
state except Pennsylvania. This state's
rural population Is 4.38 per cent of the
total rural population In the nation,
In the year 1914-15 Illinois gets $10,-
000; In 1915-16. $3C,2S2, and In 1916-17,
$58.1 M. In years following up to
i:22-23, $21,902 may be added to the
last sum, and for the year last given
and those following the maximum for
this state will be $1S3,5DC. or some
thing like S1.S00 for each county, on
The act makes available for the next
nine 'fiscal years an aggregate sum of
$23,120,000 of federal funds to be ex
pended In instruction and practical
demonstrations In agriculture and
home economics. To obtain this total
the states must appropriate for like
purposes a total of $1S,800,000, mak
ing a grand total of $41,920,000 to be
expended during the next nine fiscal
years on direct agricultural extension
work. Thereafter the federal govern
ment is to appropriate $4,580,000 an
nually, and the states, to take their
full quota, must appropriate $4,100,000
annually, making a total annual ex
penditure for this purpose of $8,CS0,-
ment of the June American Magazine
appear a picture and sketch of Owen
Eagan who, as Inspector of New York's
bureau of combustibles, has opened.
analyzed, and destroyed over 5,000
bombs in 19 years of uninterrupted and
dangerous duty. He receives a salary
of $1,500 a year, and no one has ever
offered to succeed him when he quits.
No life insurance company will take
risk on him, and If he is Injured
while opening a bomb he cannot sue
the city for damages. There isn't an
other job like his in the world. Fol
lowing is an extract from the article:
"The 'bomb industry' in New York
began to be a serious menace ten years
ago, but in those days Eagan had an
hour or two to himself. Nowadays
bombs are coming so fast he calls up
the bureau of combustibles every half
hour to let one of the three bosses
know where he is. To show the in-
tion Eagan handled only 13 bombs
In 1908, while last year there were
145 with a property damage estimated
at $17,430. an increase of 93 over 1912.
"And every one of the uncxploded
bombs found is capable of blowing
Eagan to smithereens were it not for
the care he takes to safeguard his life.
Once he has literally picked a bomb
apart and has supplied the police with
working clues, he unconsciously finds
himself the enemy of the very men
who make bombs. Yet, cognizant of
that fact, he carries no revolver for
protection, and the only means he
uses to elude the vengeful Is to keep
his whereabouts secret. You won't
find his name, address or telephone
number la any directory, and long ago
he discarded the use of mail boxes.'
Should you call at fire headquarters
and ask where Eagan lives they will
puncture you with a thousand ques
tions yet tell you nothing."
Tur'- and Turn Asout.
It wes sc . times the custom of pro
fessors iu rrmer times to give free
tickets for their courses a kindness
that was sometimes abused. In "The
Book of Edinburgh Anecdotes" Francis
Walt tells how the famous Dr. John
Barclay, extruinunil lecturer on anat
omy at the University of Edinburgh
between 1717 and 1323. once applied
humorous corrective to an Imposition
of this kind.
He received a note from Dr. I.aing.
the well known antiquary, requesting
a free ticket for a young medical stu
dent. Barclay professed himself de
lighted to confer the favor, but invited
the pupil to accompany blru to Dr.
Laing's.. bookshop, -where be selected
books on anatomy to the exact value of
a ticket for bis course of lectures.
Then, sagely remarking that without
textbooks bis lectures were useless, be
presented the books to the astonished
routh ns a gift from Dr. Lalng. He
would not listen to the young man's
expostulation, but bundled him and the
books out of the shop. He did not find
it necessary to repeat the lesson.
It Had a Charm.
"I do miss Mrs. Jones. She told me
all the news of the parish."
"Oh. that was only gossip no truth
"Well, there. I liked to 'ear it. Truth
or lies, 'twas all news to rue." Lou
Bed Time Tales
By Clara Ingram Judson.
Btay, you that plan to gain renown V
Or play a splendid part:
Ten thousand sore dlsoourairements
.Upon your heart shall leave their dent
Before you get a start.
- ' M
With a fluttering heart the beautiful
girl approached the magnificent old
"I have come," the lovely American
said, in low, sweet tones, "to speak
to you about something that is very
that is very very "
"There, there, sit down," the state
ly dame interrupted. "Compose your
self. Won't you have something to
quiet your nerves?"
"Oh, thank you, you are very kind,
As you doubtless know, my father
began his life as a tin. peddler, and
my mother in her younger years had
a job as dining-room girl In a board
ing house. But you will not let these
things prejudice you against me, will
you? Please say that you will over
look my family and judge me for my
worth alone. I love Bertie so much.
It would kill me if you were to tell
me that Jie cannot be mine. Please
please eay that you will give your
"H'ml Have you. and he arrived
at an understanding?"
"Yes. I asked him last night to be
mine, and he confessed that he loved
me. All that we need now to complete
our happiness is your consent."
"Well, if you can support him in
the style to which he has been accus
tomed, I suppose I" must yield."
"Oh, you dear, sweet old thing! I
will give orders tomorrow to have the
castle fitted up with modern plumb
ing and an elevator."
PERCY AND LIONEL.
"Yes, it's pret
ty hard to tell just
how to name ba
bies so their
names will be ap
they grow u d.
5 A'- O There was my
Ail Uncle David. He
had two sons, and he called them
Percy and Lionel. Percy la a black
"What's Lionel doing?"
"Lionel? Oh, he's doing well. Runs
one of the biggest sausage factories In
St. Joe County."
Rain Drop Fairies
NCE upon a time some raindrop "I wish we could make flowers on
fairies lived out in the center of the water," said the first fairy. "Don't
a ffrMt hie lilf manv vMr, vrn tViinlr -e rtlH
they lived there, traveling up to the "Let's feet closer and see them better
clouds and down again to the lake, that first." said the other,
they never guessed there was anything Nearer and nearer the shore they
else in the world, but just water. Water crowded, sliding ip and - down the
below in the lake, water above in the sunny water. At last they hurried so
clouds, and sunshine and moonshine that they lost their balance on the top
over it all that was the whole world, of a big wave and fell a mass of white
ther -thought. wings and frilly clothes from the crest
Then one night there came a big of the wave to the tronRh below,
wind storm. The poor little raindrop Laurhinely thev picked themselves
Inats fun," they cried. Lets
THE DEATH RATE FOR 1913.
According to a builoUn of the bu
reau of the Cetinu, the) dcrath rate of
put for wu li.l per. ;Jicusuud J pendc-d in direct extension activities.
The purposes to which the federal
funds are to be applied are defined by
the act as follows:
That cooperative agricultural
extension work shall consist of
the giving cf instruction and prac
tical demonstrations in agricul
ture and home economics to per
sons not attending or resident in
said colleges in the several com
munities, and imparting to such
persons information on said sub
jects through field demonstrations,
publications, and otherwise; and
this work tball be carried on In
such manner as may be mutually
Egreed upon by the secretary of
agriculture and the state agricul
tural college or colleges receiving
the benefits of this act.
None of this money may be applied
to the purchase, erection and repair of J
any building, or the purchase and ren
tal of land, or any college course teach
ing or lectures In colleges, promoting
agricultural trains, -tc. Not more
than 5 per cent of each annual appro
priation may be used in printing or
the distribution of Publications; so
that at least 95 per cent must be ex-i
fairies were tossed hither and thither
till they were all drenched and weary.
When the morning jun woke up and
looked over the world, the wind storm
was very ashamed of himself.
"I expect that was foolish of me to
rage all night." he muttered to himself.
"Now that the sun is here again, I
can't remember what I was so angry
But the sun was very wise and didn't
scold at all: he iust smiled and smiled
nd said. "Good mominir, rrty friend
.Wind. Isn't this a fine day? '
"Yes, I guess so." replied the wind,
feeling very foolish. "I think I'll go
and take a journey."
So he spread himself out very thin on
the blue water and as quietly and care
fully as he could slipped off to the north
. pole and stayed there some time.
When they were sure he was frone
the water fairies drew a long breath
and began to look around. They found
themselves close by the shore, where
art apple orchard stood. The trees were Soon other water fairies began jumping
white as snow with the blooms of too. ,
springtime and the bushes and shrubs
Inear by were sprinkled with white pet- do it again and Jump" from the Htjhest
'a!. waves down." Soon other water fairies
I "Look, look." cried the water fairies, saw the sport and brgan Jumning too,
,"see that beautiful land country; we till the water was covered with fairy
never knew there was such a lovely wings.
Iplace." And people from the shore looked
j, "Flowers," cried another. "Those out and aetd, "How pretty the breakers
'must be flowers on the trees. You re- are today."
member the cloud fairies were talking They never piessed thnt the breakers
about flowers and we didn't know what were really fairies trying to reach the
they nieanL" ehore.
The Last Hope. iLv
On Thespis woman e'er relies " " '
To be her willing benefactress:
If ever there should be the noed
She thinks she could at once proceed
To earn her living as an actress.
For man there la another way;
When his bent plans go to the dickens
Ha runs his fingers throug-h his hair
And thinks of sitting down somewhere
And (retting wealth by raising chickens.
"What makes you so cheerful today,
Ophelia? You look as if you. had Just
inherited about a million dollars."
"Ob, Alfred! What do you think'
It has been found out that Mrs. Sim
plelgh, that blonde the men have all
been crazy over this winter, was di
vorced by her first husband on this
one's account." '
The Olfl co and the Man, ."I
"Do you bellevo In lotting the office
seek the man?"
"Well, that depends on whether the
man can get &!on$ Just as well as not
without the office,"
The Difficult Rart.
It doesn't take a man very long to
become wise, but Retting other peo
ple to rerognlzo your wisdom, after
you have It, la a long and tedious Job,
"I didn't know she bad much of an
idea of art.
"Oh, yes. 8he's had all the doors
taken off aad hung Navajo blankets
in their places."
Tomorrow Thi Dumptilt't Nev Drtss. I
A Hundred Years Hence.
"She ia always boasting about her
Yes. Her Ereat-Erandparents were
arrested by customs Inspectors when
they cama.to this country."
In 1"5S n lint lie ita rum-i.t
bin. In Italy, nnd perl eel w- ui
iinuor of iHU, nrtnl, ihnf f,n.,.h
the coi.lllot rnWd from u . ,., , "d
I. in., liu one on rf.r j,j(J wns eith(.r
kiueu or wounded, though one man
broke bis collar uoue by falling off uia
narton Kenwood was a great 6"!bjv
nninfment to his father. He was an
only son. His father had built tip a good
business and was extremely desirous
of training the boy to take bis place as
its mnnaaer. Bnt Barton's tastes -were
not for business. In the first place, he
was too tender hearted for the man
agement of a concern wherein many
disagreeable things must b done for
which the manager must take the re
sponsibility. A customer whose credit
is tottering is near failure; be must be
Jumped on and bis ruin completed.
Dull times come on, and persons de
pendent upon the concern for a living
must be laid off. It is the manager's
business to speak the word that de
prives them of their daily necessaries
Barton as a boy heard of some of
these hardships hardships for bis
father as well as the others concerned
and conceived a great dislike for what
be understood business to be. But this
did not satisfy his father, who consid
ered it the part of a man to do neces
sarily disagreeable things when they
came in the line of duty. When his son
came to be eighteen years of age the
father proposed to put him in Ms fac
tory at the bottom of the ladder and
elevate bim as rapidly as be showed
himself capable of being advanced.
Barton demurred, declaring that he
.wished to go to college.
Here wns a breach between father
and son that was never healed. Barton
-went to college, and bis father put in
the place be bad Intended for him a
nephew. Evan Swift, who gave evi
dence of possessing those qualifications
iWhich Barton lacked. Evan was a busi
ness man from the crown of his bead
to the soles of his feet He could say
"No", when "No" was necessary.. He
could detect expenses that were un
necessary and cut them olf, no matter
who was hurt by doing so. He coma
figure profit and loss, and, no matter
how hard the times, there was always
some profit. By those who nnderstood
the requirements of the concern he was
respected: by those whose minds were
intent simply on their own Interest be
Earton at college developed tastes
that his father considered a waste of
time to pursue. The bones of dino
saurs, the skulls of cave men, of cliff
dwellers, of extinct lake men who sev
eral thousand years ago lived In houses
built over the surface of tranquil wa
ters, absorbed bis attention. He also
had a fancy for digging in the dirt to
exhume ancient buried cities. He was
&s much delighted at discovering an
earthen pitcher made 3,000 years ago
as his father was at bitting upon a
new article of commerce that could be
manufactured at a profit
When Barton was graduated from
college he desired to go with an expe
dition to Asia to look for the lost site
of a city that flourished a thousand
years before the Christian era. His
father, who considered the object use
less if attained, refused to furnish him
the necessary funds. But so impor
tant was Barton to the party that his
alma mater supplied them. It was
through Barton Kenwood's researches
that the site was found.
TbejA was a girl who had been a
schoolmate of Barton of whom he had
from the first made a confidant. Her
name was Grace Bingham. Even as a
child she showed evidence of both In
telligence and practical common sense,
in that respect resembling the elder and
the younger Kenwood. At first she ad
vised Barton to accede to his father's
wishes, but before the break between
them came about she realized that the
two looked upon values from opposite
standpoints and that Barton never
could be made a business man. She
therefore reluctantly advised him to
follow that for which he was best
After Barton went awny Evan Swift.
who had entered his uncle's employ
with a view to reaping the emoluments
that his cousin bad turned aside, be
gan to pay attention to Grace Bing
ham. Grace from a little girl was pre
disposed to Barton, but after be went
to the university she saw little of him.
Whether during that period of rapid
change between fourteen and twenty
he passed out of her mind or lay there
dormant is not to the point. What Is
pertinent is that at twenty years of
age she found it time and a necessity
that she should take a husband.
Swift wns in all respects a desirable
person. He had already been made sec
ond to his uncle in the management of
the Kenwood. Manufacturing company,
nnd It was expected that be would
soon assume full control. Mr. Ken
wood's fortune was all in the business.
was necessary to the business, and It
was surmised that be would leave It to
the man to whom be proposed to take
bis place instead of bis son, who was
considered to bare sold his birthright
for old bones.
Be these things as they may, Grace
Bingham did not throw to favorable
nn opportunity for settling herself for
llfo over her shoulder. But Swift was
some time gaining her consent, and
there were those who said that the rea
son wns thnt the ninn she desired, for
Mmself alone, was Barton Kenwood
But. given a practical girl, a flue bnsl
neas man with a prospective forttm.
and a penniless delrer for. stone Jugs,
the result must necessarily be imin.
'between the practical girl aud ttw proa-
Evan Swift was as much absorbed le
the Kenwood Manufacturing company
as bis cousin wn lu old pots and ket
tle. Unfortunately. Evun was not very
strong pbjsically, aud about th time
he been me engaired to ba mnrri.1 hi.
uncle's benltU showed alcna of irtvia
way, and he relinquished all control of
Manufacturing company nn possible
and remain awny till be bad reeoTered
bis health. He refused to tafce this ad.
vice on tbe ground that there was no
one to take bis place in the business
but Grace Blngbam told him that bt
was making a mistake common among
managing person' nd there were,
doubtless men under him wbo. If given
an opportunity, would soon step into
This Is not universally froe, bnt It
-proved true in this case. One of th
heads of departments was advanced to
tbe management, and Evan Swift said
good by to tbe business and his lady
love and started for tbe other side of
the globe. I put the business before
tbe ladylove In this case, for it is
quite possible that if Mr. Swift were
called upon to give up one or tbe other
be would retain tbe business. As a
practical man be would know that hs
would not be likely to get another
business, but girls are plenty.
The situation in this quadrangular
affair at this time was an o!d man at
home sinking Into bis grave, a young
man whose practical nature bad led
him to break down bis bealtb by over
work, seeking to restore it in sonny
Italy: another young man whose im
practical nature was keeping him ia
tbe open air digging for old bones,
thereby rendering him perfect la
health, and a girl a cross between the
ideal and tbe practical who was wait
ing for fate to produce what was la
store for ber.
Tbe first step fate took in the mat
ter was to kill off tbe old man. Mr.
Kenwood's death resulted in tbe dis
covery that he had left all his prop
erty to Evan Swift A cablegram In
formed tbe latter of his uncle's be
quest, but fate, which delights la
complications, entanglements and the
thwarting of intentions, bad sent tbe
newly made possessor of a fortune off
to Egypt, and, being some distance tip
tbe river Nile, he did not receive tbe
announcement till a week after it was
sent It reached him on bis return to
Cairo, when his efforts to keep himself
alive were proving useless. He died
at Cairo only a few days after bis re
turn there. - ' T
An announcement of his father's
death was also sent to Barton Ken
wood, who was In Trieste, having Jast
returned with a dozen boxes of bones
and other worthless articles gathered
from a big hole In the ground in Asia
Minor. Tbe cablegram said nothing
about bis father's will, but as he was
about to take bis collection of exhumed
articles to a museum in America be
proceeded immediately homeward. Be
arrived at bis destination at the same
time that intelligence arrived of tbe
death of his cousin in Egypt
Barton found himself in a peculiar
position. He learned at once that his
father had left all his property to Evan
Swift; but, Evan Swift having died
without issue. Barton us heir at law
would possess the propesty. He also
knew that Grace Bingham was engag
ed to Swift, and had she been married
to him she would have inherited the
Kenwood fortune. In other words, the
quick succession of events after his
uncle's death had transferred the prop
erty from Grace to Barton.
Kenwood, who had given up the -profits
accruing to a large business
and had expected that his father
would Ignore him in his will, found no
difficulty In making up his mind to re
linquish his fortune to the girl whom
fate bad deprived of it He called oa
bis old cbum, and be thought she re
ceived him with a repressed fervor.
It occurred to him that perhaps since
he had the fortune she had expected
her betrothed would have she might
bring herself to take bim Instead of
the roan she bad lost
"Grace," be said, "my father did not
Intend to leave me his property. It
was Evan's by right, and had Evan
lived a little longer it would have been
yours. I shall assign It to you."
Grace took a good deal of time in
which to frame her reply. Indeed, it
seemed hard to make it Finally si
astonished Kenwood by speaking a
"Barton, if I am not disagreeable to
you. you may keep your fortune and
do what you think right by me at the
What do you mean?" asked Barton,
opening bis eyes.
"A marriage between us would rigbl
Barton's eyes were fixed on ber in
tently for some moments. Then be
took ber In his arms.
"It's all right" he said, "but how
could you do it?"
For reply she went to a desk. tooK
up a document lying on it and banaeu
It to bim, saying:
"1 received this last evening."
He unfolded and read It. It was a
will executed at Cairo three days be
fore Evan Swift's death, leaving bef
his sole heir.
Had Grace proceeded in the manner
usual In such cases tbe affair might
hove had a different result. She real
ised that if it were known to Itarton
she and not he possessed the fortune
he would not have proposed to ber.
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threw a load of detail on Swift, and
before he could reorganise tbe rnrtous
departments of the business h.
Ho was admonished by hla nhvatetan
to git ns far away from the Ktawood
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