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Tuesday. July 7, 1914.
Heard tb latest republicaa chirp
.-"J They're going to carry Louisiana. Wha
j-tney gwine na it?
Rock Island, and Mollne as well, has
found that while admonishing the
Email boy In regard to celebrating the
J Fourth Jn good, pitching In and help-
r ing him do it la, better.
. The largest crowds ever assembled
g In the towns where he .speaks show
J" what the people think of the criticisms
of Secretary Bryan for delivering lee
vt tures during his vacation periods.
J In Panama City, In the interests of
? sanitation, they propose to establish
p a "segregated district" for the livery
stable. Not a bad idea for some cities
j farther from the equator to adopt.
T By announcing that they propose to
fight their campaigns for renomlna-
tion by staying right in Washington
until the trust bills are passed, the
Missouri delegation In the house
'played uncommon good politics.
"Do it now" 1 good advice to Huer
ta with reference to that salute. If
rjoatTwmes 4t too lone he must not
" suTprlsed if Uncle Sam happens to
Me looking the other way when his
enemies finally get him into a corner.
1;' Missouri, as well as Ireland, has a
home rule problem. St. Louis de
mands home rule, and the matter is
to be voted upon at the etate election
in the fall. Here is a chance for Mis
souri to show Illinois how to handle
- A CHANCE FOR THE INVEN
' - Recent ocean tragedies have drawn
public attention anew to the urgent
need of ampler provision for the pres
ervation of life at sea. It was expected
; that the treaty projected as the out-
come of the international convention
for the safety of life at sea would have
, been negotiated without delay, and
that travelers would have had the ben
m eflt of the Increased safeguards pro
- nosed to be established. But even the
most desirable reforms are tardy In
the realization. At the present mo
ment, a lively discussion is going on In
England regarding the Empress of Ire
land disaster and a variety of ingeni
ous contrivances are suggested for use
,s 1ft' sea-going passenger steamers. One
of these, says the Christian Herald, is
,: a life-raft composed practically of the
i entire upper part of the quarter-deck.
.-: which can be quickly detached from its
- mountings, and which would easily ac
commodate both passengers and crew,
Another is a series of rafts, smaller
and more mobile, formed of the deck
superstructures of the cabins and so
arranged that they can be quickly re
pleased and launched on two sides of
tSe vessel simultaneously. Joseph
trnnrad. the well-known author, who
LI has made a .life study of the sea,
fe makes a strong plea for an equipment
(of cork fenders on all passenger lines.
mm relieves that their prompt use
S5 would have averted the disastrous col
-XSsaon between the Empress and the
- Storstad. and a thouand lives might
have been saved. It Is true that the
transportation lines do not sell safety,
J but a comrortabie passage, wim gooa
( accommodations. If Mr. Conrad's plan
. H a practical one and his twenty
years' sea-going experience should
help to make it so cork bolsters or
J their equivalent may yet become a
part of every steamship's equipment,
j to be kept In position for Instant use.
MORE COAL MINED IN IOWA.
I The production of coal In Iowa in
1913 was 7.490,841, short tons, valued
at $13,431,061, according to figures
I compiled by E. W. Parker, of the Unl
I ted States Geographical survey. In co-
operation with the Iowa geographical
survey. This was an Increase over
1912 of 201412 ton In quantity, and of
j 1278,971 In value. . Except those result
i ing from drought which began In June
; and did not end until September, con
I dltlons during the year were normal.
Tb slight Increase In production over
i 1912 was due to the disturbed labor sit
t nation In Colorado. Operators com
i plain of the unsatisfactory character
of the mine labor In the state, not so
much on account of inefficiency as of
exacting demands, which they claim
have increased the cost of mining be
yond the prices they have been able
to obtain. for their product and have
discouraged the opening and develop
ment of new properties. Iowa Is pri
marily an agricultural state, and the
market for Us coal, outside of that
- lutcii iu
J rural communities and cities of mod-,
erate sise that are dependent on agri
cultural trade. There are no extensive
manufacturing Interests requiring large
supplies of fuel for the generation of
power. Some coal is shipped from
Iowa to Nebraska, Minnesota, and oth
er states, but an equal amount comes
Into Iowa from Illinois and eastern
fields. The coal beds of the atate are
not thick, the thickest In the Des
Moines district averaging about 5 feet.
and they are somewhat irregular an
faulted. The coal is of a noncoklng bl
tumlnous grade, somewhat high In uul
phur. but Is a fair steaming fuel.
The number of men employed In the
coal mines of Iowa decreased from
16.370 in 1912. to 15,679 in 1913; con
sequently there was an Increase in the
average yearly production per man
from 445 tons to 478 tons.
The calamity game has Veen over
It has been overplayed by the rail
roads. It has been overplayed by Wall
street. It has been overplayed by the
banks. It has been overplayed by big
business in general. Evidence is mul
tiplying that the country is tired of It,
and that it is disgusted with the
methods of acceleration that have been
used to exploit it.
The American people are not fools.
They are not disposed to cut off their
noses to spite their faces. They are
not given to burning down the barn
In order tb get rid of the rats. A few
weeks ago. says the New York Wbrld
there was a strongly increasing sen
tlment that government was pressing
too bard upon business, and that
breathing spell was desirable. Public
opinion in general favored the rail
roads in their plea for a 6 cent In
crease In freight rates. It favored the
postponement of the anti-trust bills
until the short session of congress.
There was general sympathy with the
great' corporations in their petition
for a truce. That sympathy has been
We doubt if there was any "conspir
acy" such as the president suspected
but there was certainly too much team
work In the exploitation of calamity
too many mimeographed letters', too
many form telegrams, too many pro
tests framed in Identical language, too
much proof that one directing mind
had Instigated the whole campaign
too much evidence- of a concerted ef
fort to bluff the president, the con
gress and the country.
Such methods are likely to defeat
themselves, and in this case the de
feat Is decisive.
Instead of halting anti-trust legisla
tion the campaign of calamity has
made It certain that congress wCI pass
all of the administration's measures
before it adjourns. Incidentally, the
country remembers bow bitterly the
organized banking Interests opposed
the new banking and currency bill and
how unanimously they approved of it
after It became a law. It Is rapidly
coming to the conclusion that busi
ness has been using the same kind of
bulldozing tactics to which banking
Calamity may have lookeS like
good weapon to terrify the country
but it has turned out to be a boom
THE TRADE COMMISSION
Admittedly the most . far reaching
development in the formulation of
anti-trust legislation Is the president's
approval of the incorporation in the
federal trade commission bill of pro
visions declaring "unfair competition
to be "unlawful," and prescribing that
'the commission Is hereby empowered
and directed to prevent corporations
from using unfair methods of competi-
tion In commerce." The commission
under these new sections of the bill Is
further empowered to call upon the
federal courts to enforce its orders, in
the event of disobedience.
Senator Newlands. chairman of the
interstate commerce committee, has
reported the bill to the senate, thus
amended. The legislation, now as
sured by this agreement between the
executive and the legislative leaders
of the majority party, will be an admis
sion by congress of the evils whlchJ
are the cause of the country-wide sup
port of the Stevens bill, "to prevent
discrimination In prices and to provide
for publicity of prices to dealers and
to the public." This latter bill alms
to take away from the big retailing
monopolies the chief weapon of cut
throat competition by which the great
producing trusts have established
themselves, and requires all manufac
turers operating under it to publish
and file schedules of prices with the
This new turn of affair at Washing
ton has resulted from constant press
ure by consumers nd small business
men for laws which will really pene
trate to the roots of dishonest business
The passage of the Stevens stand
ard price bill will be an eloquent trib
ute to the real power of "small d
The following editorial from the St
Paul Daily News sums up the situa
"The nub of the legislation which
Wilson is asking congress to pass now,
before summer adjournment. Is this:
"Declaring unfair competition In
commerce unlawful, and creating a
commission to drag It Into the open.
That's all there is to this awful threat
ened Interference with prosperity.
'Can you think of a single good rea
son why honest business should object
to such a law and try by might and
main to obstruct its enactment?
"Neither can we.
"As a matter of fact, we doubt that
the obstruction originates with-honest
"He whose skirts are clean needn't
fear the spotlight."
George South. Jr., a Philadelphia pro
fessor of English, is dead at 36 from
excessive study causing brain conges
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER
Congressman from th Fourteenth District.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.')
Washington, D. C, July 6. Some
times there is a real Inspiration to be
found in the drowsy old Congressional
Record. Last Sun
day's Record told a
story of Inspira
tion, the story of
George Konlg, who
didn't want to be
"one of the bunch."
Konig, who was a
the city of Balti
more, is dead, and
his colleagues on
Sunday were de
livering his eu
logy. Down on the
eastern shore of
was born. This
part of the coun
try, formerly the
home of the brains
and bravery of the
young republic, has
stood still while the rest of the na
tion advanced. Today it is asleep.
hopeless, dead. The spirit of ambi
tion seems to have forsaken It. Here
Illiteracy maintains a high percentage
among the population. And young
Konig was raised on the general level
with the rest of the population when
he was 21 years old he could neither
read nor write.
Have you ever listened to workmen
calking the hull of a wooden ship? If
so, you will never forget the pleasant
sound of It. As the mallet descends
upon the Iron calking tool It makes a
shrill clink that can be heard at a con
siderable distance. And when many
calkers are at work at once the blend
ed sound is like that of a pond on a
calm spring evening when the frogs
are shrilling their love songs.
George Konlg drifted to Baltimore,
doing roustabout work on the docks.
Then he lehrhed the trade of calker.
And one warm day many calkers were
at work on the hull of a vessel tn a
Baltimore drydock, at a distance sound
ing like a frog pond. Most of the
calkers at work on that boat had
thoughts as trivial and shallow as the
clinks they made with their mallets.
Dr. Bell Predicts
The possibility of a trans-Atlantic
ocean flight in a heavier than air ma
chine in 13 hours Is pointed out In a
communication to the National Geo
graphic society at Washington, D. C,
from J5r. Alexander Graham Bell, in
ventor of the telephone and former
president of the society.
"The distance from Newfoundland
to Ireland is less than 2.000 miles,"
says Dr. Bell. "This means that if
you go at 100 miles an hour you will
cross tne Atlantic in 29 hours less
than a day. We bare flying machines
that go at a greater speed than that.
We already have machines that could
cross the ocean If their engines can
keep going for 20 hours. Of course,
there are exceptional machines; but
even the ordinary machines of today.
make 50 miles an hour with ease.
"Now, a flying machine flies faster
as you go higher up, because the rarer
air offers less resistance to the mo
tion, while the propellor gives the
same push with the same power, what
ever the elevation. As you get into
the rarer air the propeller spins around
faster. A 50-miie-an-bour machine by-
ing two miles high In the air and we
.Without dust "every blade of grass
and every branch of tree would drip
with moisture deposited by the pass
ing air; our clothing would become
wet and dripping, and umbrellas use
less; but our miseries would not end
there. The insides of our houses would
become wet; the walls and every ob
ject in the room would run with
water." said Aitken. a scientist who
has made a special study of the ef
fects of dust.
Origin of Dust.
Most of the dust In the air is torn
from the earth by winds; a great deal
of it comes from the carbon In smoke;
minute grains of salt derived from sea
spray constitute a considerable pro
portion of it, and large quantities are
derived from volcanoes. Then there
are disintegrated particles of organic
matter from both animal and plant
kingdoms epithelial scales, pollen.
fluff of various sorts, fragments of
hair, bits of Insects, bacteria, spores.
and the like.
Dust from mines, stone ouarrles.
Iron factories and cotton factories
acts as a direct irritant to the lining
of the breathing passages and paves
the way for the entrance of disease
germs. But the theory that dust di
rectly conveys Infection is now scarce
ly accepted by sanitarians. Even dried
particles of tuberculosis sDutum r
not so much feared as formerly, for It
s growing more and more certain that
any bacteria carried in this way must
nav tost their virulence or nerhana
have been destroyed by the Influence
or oxygen and sunlight before reaching
person. However, the
Dr. Brady wUl answer all questions
tion is of general Interest it will be answered through these columns; it not
it will be answered personaUy if stamped, addressed envelope Is enclosed.
Dr. Brady will not prescribe for Individual cases or make diagnoses. Ad
dress all letters to Dr, William Brady, care of The Argus, Rock Island, 111,
But one young man that day had come
to a crlBls in his life, and for the first
time he was thinking real thoughts.
He said to himself: "George Konig,
which are you going to be, a leader
or a follower? Why can't you be one
of those substantial men at the head
of things Instead of one of the bunch?"
He answered this question by buying
a primer and an arithmetic and by ap
plying himself to them In his leisure
hours. Tears later, after he had served
his city In good stead and had been
elected to congress, he told a Balti
more reporter about this crisis In his
life, and how he bought the school
books, even though he did not yet
know his letters.
"I was a calker and a good one.
said Konig. "I was one of those care
less fellows intent only upon drawing
my pay envelope o'n Saturday night
and Just seeing how fast I could spend
my money. I was always out for
good time. I joined the union and went
to the meetings, and finally came to the
conclusion that the president and
other officers of the union were sub
stantial men, men who did not carouse
and drink and who were certain in
their work." Then Konig asked him
self if he wanted to continue to be
"one of the bunch," and answered it by
buying school books.
"When I started for home that night,
some of my friends yelled at me, 'Hey
George, come with us.' 'I am going
home,' I a'nswered, and although they
jeered at me when they found out
bad bought the books, I went home and
started plugging, first learning the
letters and piecing out the words slow
ly. Hard work? It was the hardest job
I ever tackled."
But he won. He learned to read
and figure. He became head of his
union. Then head of a profitable busi
ness. Finally he was elected council
man. and took a leading part In the re
habilitation of Baltimore after the
great fire. Then he was elected to
congress. The New York Sun, which
usually ignores the first speeches of
new congressmen, and ridicules the
speeches of old congressmen, compli
mented George Ko'nig's first speech
And when he died recently university
men were proud to stand up in the
house and eulogize Konig.
Flight Over Ocean
have machines that have gone twice as
high as that will fly much faster than
50 miles an hour. Then at an eleva
tion of two miles high In the air there
ia a constant wind blowing in the gen
eral direction of Europe having a veloo
ity anywhere from 25 to 50 miles an
"As a net result of all these things,
there can be little doubt that any
ordinary machine that is able to sup
port Itself in the air at an elevation of
two miles high will attain a speed of
at least 100 miles an hour in the di
rection of Europe, and that means go
ing from America to Europe in a single
day. Calculationss show that, taking
all these circumstances into consid
eration, our best machines should be
able to cross the Atlantic in 13 hours.
I hardly dare say it aloud for publica
tion. It is sufficiently startling to know
that it is not only possible, but prob
able, that the passage may be made in
a single day. But If, as I Imagine, it
can be done in 13 hours, you may take
an early breakfast in Newfoundland
and a late dinner in Ireland the same
presence of dust In the house or a fac
tory is a fair Indication of the lack of
sanitary supervision or cleanliness.
Scientifically, tubercle bacilli obtained
from dust have produced tuberculosis
when injected into the abdominal cav
ity of guinea-pigs with a hypodermic
needle. Such conditions are very ar
tificial, though. The weight of evi
dence tends to support the view that
tuberculosis is only acquired through
direct contact with tuberculosis Indi
viduals. Dust Is refined dirt. Let the house
wife attack It in the refined, sensible
way with a vacuum cleaner.
Questions and Answers.
Arthur S. asks: Is the use of a nasal
spray or douche advisable for the pre
vention of "colds?" What antiseptic
should be employed?
Reply On general principles, no.
Not unless prescribed by the personal
medical adviser. Careless or Ignorant
use of sprays often causes severe nasal
inflammations, and sniffing things up
the nose Is a dangerous practice. We
cannot suggest any remedies for per
sonal use; let the family physician
suggest one for you.
Mrs. H. B. ,T.. Jr., asks: Do a
worm powders dissolve the worms In
side the bowels as the manufacturers
Reply Certainly not. - No medicine
chemically powerful enough to do that
could be taken by child or adult If
any alleged "worm medicine" rids the
Patient of worms you wilt see the
worms, living or dead. In the
nertainfnr tn fce.i
Willie had so many
- marbles that he
Tet he yearned for
spring- and fall;
They were stored
away In closets:
they were scat
tered on the
He had marbles by
the sal Ion. but
he kept on
He had marbles
which he never
- would have use
for in his play.
Tet he kept on
He could neither eat nor wear them, but
It made him proud and glad
Merely to possess more marblea than the
boys around him had.
What a fool was little Willie thus to be
possessed of greed:
What a fool Is anybody cravlnA things he
does not need!
Why should he with many millions want
more millions for his own?
He In truth Is but a foolish Willie who Is
The Ridiculous Part of It.
"Do you know," lie said, "I had a
most ridiculous dream last night? It
was about you."
The beautiful heiress did not at
tempt to conceal the fact that she was
"What right have you to dream
about me?" she demanded with mock
"I know it was terribly bold of me,
and I would not have the courage to
mention it now only it was so. ridi
culous. You and I, it seemed, were
on the deck of a great steamship,
crossing the ocean. We stood by the
rail alone, everybody else having gone
in on account of the roughness of the
weather. As we gazed down into the
greenish waves I suddenly turned to
you and and "
"It was most ridiculous, I assure
"Yes. You said it was."
"There we stood all alone by the
rail, the great ship going up and down
with a regularity that had made all
the other passengers seek their berths,
and suddenly turning to you I I "
"Dear me, I hope you didn't get sick,
"No. It wasn't that. I asked you
to be my wife."
"Oh! And that was perfectly ridi
culous, was it?"
"No. The ridiculous part of It was
that you said yes and permitted me to
clasp you in my arms and kiss you,
right there on the deck of the ship."
"Ah, you bad, bad boy! We we
are Just as' much alone now as we
could possibly be on the deck of a
ship, aren't we?"
BEYOND HIS TRAINING POWERS.
man who has the
trained flea, don't
"Very- It's too
bad about him.
I suppose you've heard of his tremble?'
No. The flea isn't dead, is it?"
The flea's all right, but TImmson's
oldest boy has had to be taken to the
8hould Have Concealed the Fact.
"And now," asked the big, strong
young man who had just been engaged
to appear in the latest musical comedy,
would you like to have me try my
"Heavens!" exclaimed the manager,
why didn't you tell me you had a
voice before you got me to waste
all this time on you? We don't want
you II you can sing.
If All the Bluffs Were Called.
The pathways leading downward
From many splendid places
Would be much overcrowded
With men who hid their faces.
And many a load of tinsel
Aa rubbish would be hauled
From many a hlgh-walled palace.
If all the bluffs were called.
"Is the lid on In this town?" asked
"Lid on!" replied Nevada Ned;
stranger, we don't know anything
about lids out here. You can go as
far In this town almost as If you was
right In Phlladelphy.
He Remembered It.
"And you visited Chicago, I sup
pose?" said the friend of the English
man who had returned to London for
the purpose of writing his book on
'Yes. It was there. I remember
that I changed cars."
How Ha Got It
How lid he get his title of col
onel? He never lived In Kentucky or
was on any governor's staff, was he?"
"No. He served for three months a
ring master In a circus."
As a matter of accident prevention
policy, as reported In the Electric Rail
way Journal, a company in a email
Pennsylvania town has its men report
bad lighting and bad roadways or pave
ments along its lines. Also, accidents
are analysed territorially in order to
detect possible local causes,
The Daily Story
The Live Wire By Edward Boltwood.
Copyrighted, 1H. by Associated Literary Bureau.
-Carl P. Stryver jumped from tb
moving trolley car and harried tip
suburban cross street His energetic
gait was almost a run, but it was dig
n I fled by the Important expression of
bis face. He bad recently acquired the
art of always appearing overburdened
by vast and mysterious plans.
An appreciative passenger on the
rear seat of the car spoke to tbe con
"That lad's a live wire, bey?"
"Too bet!" agreed tbe official. The
City of Leeton never bad no sucb
booster as Carl P.. nor any other city
of our size here in Obler, I guess V
Tbe 12 o'clock whistles shrieked
hoarsely as Stryver burst Into bis
bouse like a tropical storm. Since tbe
"WHAT tS TBB VOMB ABB TOO GELX-
B RATING V
day when he resigned bis clerkship In
the Leeton bank to accept the office of
secretary of the new board of trade
be very seldom came home for tbe
midday meal, which he had of late
learned to call lunch and which his
wife still called dinner. Rose was
therefore surprised and genuinely
pleased to see him.
"Deeley's man hasn't fixed tbe gas
stove," she said. ."I can't understand
why I shouldn't attend to that, Carl, as
well as you!"
"Of course yon can't understand,
dear.", said Carl. "No woman could
understand board of trade affairs any
better than she could help In them.
Deeley has just joined the board, and I
want to get into personal touch with
him, so I'll attend to the stove my
self, perhaps tomorrow, Rosamond.'
She smiled good humored I y, for she
was not yet accustomed to the impres
sive alteration of her name which
Stryver had established.
"And why not today?"
"Today?" he snorted. "Gracious
powers! Today is the biggest day in
the history of the board of trade. Mr.
Nlles Is scheduled to arrive this after
noonthe great Amos Nlles of Pitts
burghand if be takes a shine to Lee
ton people arid moves one of his boil
er works here It will be a feather m
the board's cap. I can tell you, that
the -city won't forget"
"I do wish you'd stay for din for
Inncbeon with me!" said Rose.
"We're going to show Mr. Nlles how
proud we are of tbe place we live in
and how we're always trying to make
it better. Goodby!"
It was nearly B o'clock when the ac
cident happened. An automobile skid
ded against a post opposite the Stry
vers house. There was a muffled
scream from the covered tonnean, anj
a stout old gentleman clambered out
of it to the sidewalk and shook bis tist
at tbe chauffeur.
"You no 'count idjot!" he roared.
"You've gone and scared my wife into
conniption fits again, you French fool!"
Mrs. Stryver fairly flew to her din
ing room, back to the front door and
down her front steps, bearing a bottle
and a glass.
"There, there, dearie!" she said to
tbe limp old lady. "Don't you take on.
You drink this, and come right Into
the bouse and He down, and stay as
long as you want to."
Tbe lady accepted the support of
Rose's strong young arm without an
Instant's hesitation. The gentleman ap
peared to be equally accustomed to
aaFWes 1 . ft kja SinbMAlar1r.
ed. "You're real folksy to strangers
for a city woman, ain't you? Martha s
sort o half sick. I'd ought to 'a known
better than to fetched her on this trip,
and what's this? Currant wine? Well.
say! 1 haven't seen any currant wine
in n reir"lar dog's age!"
"IU give you a rarm made appie pi
to go with it" laughed Mrs. Stryver.
He beamed gratefully, and while
Rose assisted his wife into the bouse
be turned on tbe French chauffeur,
who was tinkering at tbe wheel.
"Listen, you!" exploded the old gen
tleman. "We'll stop here quite a speii.
You can mend that axle or not; 1 don't
care two cents. I'd as lief dump tbe
whole shebang Into my boiler works
for scrap Iron!")
"Vairy good." Jabbered tb chauf
feur, touching hi cap. "Vairy good,
Meanwhile at tb rooms of tbe Lea-
ton board of trad th reception com
mittee, high collared and frock coat
ed, waited anxiously for Amos Nlles
of Pittsburgh. Each of tb five mem
ber wore in bis lapel a small badge
shaped Uk the sol of a shoa and. In-
scribed. "My Heart nA
ton." Th haAtr. ha i . 1
The badge bad been .
vised bv Carl Hrrr. I- i.""0'
first accomplishment of the brhI
rrarfa whlrh ... " Of
th city of a shoe factor, U
---- nsiw UlCT 1 IIimrteM .
It,, " &
Stryver sat at tbe secretaryj flegv h
a corner of one of tbe rooms. hegfZ
hlmsat the landlord of ths Msjastts
"We will have the claret served I wits
the entree." said Stryver. scowling
a portentous dinner card.
"Wouldn't you ratber have wiM thai
claret?" binted the landlord.
"That's right" pat In Meyer, the
committee's chairman. "We've got t
blow Mr. NDes clean off bis feet B
must be a great spender. Remember
tbe day we called on him. Carl, and tjb
way be ordered people ronnd? I
we can size op a man O. K. What lot
lies a millionaire like him Is lags, ma
plenty of 'em. Make It wine!"
"I had planned the champagne with
the seventh course, the truffle cro.
quettes." explained Stryver, "but wsTl
have It earlier. If yon prefer." B
glanced at his watch.
"After S o'clock already!" be tp,
"Maybe the train's late," suggested
"Maybe be won't come by tram,"
Stryver rejoined. "His letter didn't
say. By George, is that our telepbons
He secluded himself in a telephone
booth. No sooner had be done so this
me nan aoor or ue room opened slow
ly. Mr. Meyer started and caught his
breath. The committee stood at at
tention, as If being photographed. But
the arrival was merely Judge Broder
ick, a tall, angular old fellow m a
crumpled suit of tweeds.
Carl bad not observed Jndge BrodeN
fck. Carl's face was white and set, and
be rested both clinched fists on th
table, with tbe air of a United States
president whose entire reputatloa is
at stake, confronting a national crisis
in the cabinet
"Gentlemen," he said firmly, Tiers
has been a change in oar amnte
ments. Amos Nlles Is at my hoosa, I
shall expect you there within aa boar
or so. Now, leave this to ma Dost
ask me to waste time by explaining
He could not have lucidly explained
had be wished to. Rosamond over th
wire had given him a jumbled report,
femininely unbusinesslike and almost
Incoherent It was clear from it only
that Amos Nlles declined to leave Ser
ver's bouse. Stryver plunged down tht .
stairs and into a cab.
"Ryan's grocery!" he shouted to the
The drive gave him an opportunity
to think. He checked Items excitedly
on bis tremulous fingers. He must stop
at a florist's, a wine merchant's, s
Abruptly the gas stove occurred ta
htm. He rapped frantically on tbe front
window of tbe carriage.
"To Deeley's!" screamed Stryver.
"Deeley, the plumber!"
Then, with a sadden spasm akin ta
toothache, be remembered the cracked
glass of bis street door. The parlor
carpet too! What opinion would Mt
Nlles have about that? Stryver leaned
back in the cab and groaned penitently.
Why hadn't he taken care of his borne!
His fingers strayed to the badge ta bh
lapel, and be wondered if tbe Pitts
burgh millionaire had noticed that tbe
porch needed a painting.
The carriage rattled up tbe street to
his bouse, and Stryver dismounted wits
his bundles, resembling an overworked
Santa Claus. Rose serenely met him
on tbe steps.
"Carl, what in the world are you cel
ebrating?" "Hush!" he whispered. "SmnreK
this gasfitter into the kitchen, can yon?
Where's Mr. Nlles?"
"Up in our bedroom with bis wife.
The sweetest old people! But, Carl, tbe
stove needn't be fixed this Instant
We've had supper."
"Had din had supper?"
"Yes," smiled Rose. "Mr. Nlles Mia
it was the best he ever ate. 1
aged pretty well, considering."
"Considering my neglect of thing,
you mean." supplied Stryver sadly. "I
guess. Rose, that boosting, like charity,
begins at Oh, my heavens, here n
A couple of hours later the live mem
bers of the board of trade committee
left Stryver's residence, dinnerless. but
happy. Amos Nlles, genial in shirt
sleeves and slippers, had assured tneai
that he was thoroughly satlsBed wU
Leeton and that one of his factories
would be erected there. In the return
ing trolley car Mr. Meyer was morw
to enthusiastic comment
"And the old plutocrat did look
isfied. for a fact" said Mr. Mej
"How he chuckled over that doughnut
didn't he? Stryver claimed that it. w
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all because of a motor accident W
believe Carl P. hud the whole thing
framed up. somehow, -mat mu -live
wire, bey V
"You bet!" ejaculated the commute
in fervent chorus.
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