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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 26. 1911.
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Wednesday. August 26, 1914.
Tavenner Speaks to
To the Democratic Votera of the
Fourteenth Congreional Dis
trict: The Indication, are now that I
will have little opportunity to help
myself In the primary campaign. A
crisis has arisen such as has never
" befallen the world before, and the
uncertainty as to what may hap
pen next has caused President
Wilson, Speaker Clark and Lead
er Underwood to join in urging all
congressmen to remain at their
posts f duty at least for the pres
ent. A congressman Is a public ser
vant who is paid a salary for his
time and services. His duty is to
be on the firing line looking out for
the welfare of those who pay him
for that very thing. If there ever
was a time when a congressman
ought to be at h!s post it is now.
I may possibly be kept here un
til after the date of the primary.
However, I am encouraged by the
knowledge that loyal friends are
active in my behalf and favorable
reports from all parts of the dis
trict convince me of the effective
ness of their Influence. I trust that
you also will help me with your
The administration ha, achieved
in legislation and national policy
results that have never been
equaled in history. President
Wilson Is one of the greatest pres
idents we have ever had, and it
has been a labor of love to me, as
well as my duty, to loyally co
operate with the president at all
times to bring about legislation to
promote human welfare and estab
lish more perfect justice between
man and man.
It has been my misfortune not to
be able to give appointments to
all deserving persons who have
been candidates for them. At all
times, however, I have tried to be
fair to all elements of the citizen
ship and in no case ha, my action
been based on ill-will toward any
person. It is my hope that I suc
ceeded In choosing for the var
ious appointments men who will
honestly, faithfully, efficiently, and
courteously discharge the duties
of the positions they were selected
I regret that my absence is be
ing taken advantage of by an at
tempt to make the people believe
I have been disloyal to their inter
ests. Untrue statements have
been circulated to deprive me of
whatever credit I deserve, how
ever small It may be, for the ef
. forts I have put forth In Washing
ton in your behalf. But I do not
believe you can be so easily fool
. ed. I have confidence that If the
voters believe I have been faithful
to them, they will hold up my
hand, and knowing that I have
tried with every ounce of my en
ergy and every moment of my time
to serve you faithfully, I am ready
to meet the test.
Very truly yours,
CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
The rise !n th price of opera glass-
will not cause much concern, at
least till afV.r we learn whether we
are to bare any more opera.
'' Upon a satisfactory answer to the
question. "What do I get out or ItT
no doubt depends the tuciMi of the
coming conference of reb'rl leaders in
Fighting with the aoiid land under
. foot or Xrom the d-ck of a warship
..seems to still have certain advantages
i over fighting from the air or from un
der the sa.
. Germany's reply to Japan was that
It had nothing to say, which Indicated
the German position aa clearly aa could
bare been done w4th a ton of corre
spondence. The ded of Whiteside county man
who shot his wife because he thought
eh was a burglar aga'n points to the
folly of sleeping on one's arn s except
on the battlefield.
Btter buy .your diamonds at once
and escape paying an advance of 25
per cent. Is the advice given by the
Rational Jewelers' association. Anoth
er association, also dealing In a car
boniferous commodity, made a state
xaeni ft the cam tenor few day
ago and now the song of the coal
shovel Is heard in the land.
The assertion by the army medical
corps that one-fifth of all regular army
men in this country are discharged on
account of mental disease sustains the
assertion that It is about as hard to
be a soldier in time of peace as In war,
With nearly all the rest of the av-
ill zed nations at war, it la up to tne
United States to do the world's real
work. And while this may. not be as
spectacular as fighting, it will be a
great deal more important in the long
The U. S. geological survey reports
a decrease In the 'grindstone iprodue-
tion In the United States Iat year,
which will come as welcome news to
those of ns whose noses have so long
been' in contact with this instrument
Professor Munsterberg of Harvard
university makes the prediction that
the present war will last anywhere
from 20 davs to 20 years. Another
college professor has made a state
ment about practical things which la
likely to go unchallenged.
LEARNING HOW TO SHOOT.
The government might tax the man
ufacture and sale of firearms to raise
needed revenue to take the place of
that cut off by the war, but If this
were done and the voluntary use ff
firearms discouraged it would be nec
essary to expend large sums teaching
the people how to shoot. America's
success in all its wars. In the face of
the absence of a large standing army,
has been based largely upon the marks
manship of its men and boys, to whom
shooting has always been a common
recreation. It does not take long to
teach the raw recruit some sort of
discipline, but if be has no knowledge
of the use ft firearms, making a sol
dier out of him Js a alow and expen
Expecting the boys to learn how to
shoot, with firearms taxed out 'of ex
Istence. would be like trying to teach
them to swim without resort to water.
"WITH DUE REGARD TO
RIGHTS OF OTHERS."
Will this terrible war which is lay
ing waste the fairest parts of the Eur
opean continent, slaying human be
ings by .thousands and tens of thous
ands, piling up huge war debts to be
borne by the survivors, reducing great
cities to ruins, saddening the hearts
of neutrals whose sympathy goes forth
alike to the sufferers owing allegiance
to all the warring nationswill this
most unexpected calamity of 1914 ben
efit mankind by one useful lesson? Or
will it. leaving inflamed and still un
shamed the grosser passions of men,
prove as barren in useful warnings as
it must be bitter In its immediate
fruits? Who can say?
War is, and always must be. bane
ful, abominable. Apart from the great
moral question of man's right to slay
his brother man to take away the
life which it is not in man's power to
give or to restore war ever cries
harshly and in vain for Justification
or palliation. There Is nothing beau
tiful or poetical about a battlefield.
There is nothing more loathsome, more
sickening than the battlefield in the
searching gray dawn of the morn after
the fight is lost and won. The smells,
the sights of a charnel house are much
more pleasant. Horrible, Indeed, Is
And happy the people who have the
good fortune to avoid war who walk
straight along the sometimes difficult
path of "peace with honor."
Can wars be avoided, abolished?
Could the world have been spared the
great international tragedy which has
taken the place of proposed peaceful
tentennial celebrations of fateful Wa
terloo? . Many people are asking and
attempting to answer these questions.
But this Is neither the time nor the
place to hazard what, under the re
strictions of human wisdom, tulght
trem Che best answer.
And yet are there still finger-posts
pointing the way to the path of world
peace. ' One was planted not long ago
by a wise and Just man who presides
over the destinies of almost one-quar-trr
of the total population of the globe.
This man Is Yuan Shlh-kal. the presi
dent of the jChlnese republic, a truly
remarkable man end. like Woodrow
Wilson of our own United States, a
great peace president.
"The true rule of conduct between
nations, as between men," said Yuan
Sblh-kal, "is to conserve our rights
with due regard to (the right of oth
ers." There Is a world of philosophy In
the frfght concluding words of this
sound, sane and salutary declaration.
It embodies the governing principle of
the xolden rule. It Is Just,
"With due regard to the rights of
others." no issue can arise beyond the
pale of arbitration, where the victories
are bloodless, the contestants unslaln,
unmalmed; passions soothed instead
of fanned into fresh fury, more unre
When the time is ripe to ask and
aosner the question. "Could the great
war of 1914 have been avoided?" it
will be well to recall Yuan's rule of
conduct to nations and men. At this
time, while America and China are al
most alune among the great nations
unscourged by war. It is well to bear
thl rule in mind and live up to its
simple but potential Injunction.
Athlete of India.
The wrestlers and athletes) of India
develop great strength by living on
milk, a little goat's flesh and plenty of
food made from flour.
Culture Is familiarity with the best
that has been done or thought. It Is
the soul's warm friendship of the great
spirit, living- and dead. Wilts.
Effect of War on Supply of Potash Salts
Outside of Germany there is nr
known commercial supply of potash
salts. With the German supplies cut
off during the European war, the ag
ricultural world must either go with
out potash salts after the meager sup
ply now on hand is exhausted or bestir
Itself to find another adequate source
of supply. Already many inquiries re
garding potash have been addressed
to the United States geological survey
and the fertilizer Journals report that
small quantities of spot material are
changing hands at sharp premiums.
The situation Is undoubtedly more
acute than it was a few years ago,
when national Interest wns first awak
ened to the fact that the United States
Is entirely dependent on Germany for
this important class of fertilizer ma
terials. Potash salts are employed in many
Industries other than the fertilizer in
dustry. A large amount Is used in
glass and soap making and in the man
ufacture of a number of chemical pro
ducts. These include potassium hy
drate, or caustic potash, and the car
bonate and bicarbonate of potash, used
principally in glass and soap making;
the potash alums; cyanides. Including
potassium cyanide, potassium-ferrocya-
nlde, and potassium ferri-cyanlde; va
rious potash bleaching chemicals, dye
stuffs, explosives containing potash ni
trate, and a long list of general chemi
cals. The needs of the manufacturers and
the farmers of the country are well
known and keenly appreciated by the
geological survey. Since the question
of a domestic supply of potash salts
has become of public interest, the gov
ernment has endeavored to locate de
posits in this country, and has fol
lowed up every clue that seemed to
promise results of importance. The
survey's work has extended from New
York to California and from Michigan
to I Louisiana, and has covered all
branches of investigation where re
sults might be expected, exclusive of
London. Aug. 26. The call to the
colors for the continental reservists
had immediate effect on London res
taurants, hotels and boardlDg houses.
London became almost walterless.
The old fashioned English waiter is
all but extinct. His passing has been
deeply regretted by the older genera
tion of English, because of his intelli
gent service, which he regarded as one
of the fine arts, and his respectful de
meanor. But he could not withstand
the competition of the cheaper living
London The British Red Cross
society can call upon 60,000 persons,
many of them highly trained, to under
take field ambulance and hospital
work. If there is a serious demand for
their services it is estimated that at
least 95 per cent of this number will
obey the call.
The society is the body officially rec
ognised by the war department, and
acts under the direction of the ad
miralty and war office, in conjunction
with the hospital staff. Its present or
ganization and status is due to the
lessons of the South African war, when
various Independent nursing societies.
some of them poorly managed and all
What Is a
Most people harbor a vague fancy
that a medical man must possess cer
tain exceptional qualifications in or
der to be a specialist. There Is a com
mon supposition that specialists are
doctors with a higher education and a
better professional training than the
ordinary family physician.
As a matter of fact, there Is no par
ticular legal standard lor specialists
that differs in the least degree from
the standard of educational equipment
laid down by the law for general prac
titioners. Once a man earns his med
ical degree and secures a license from
tho medical examining board of the
state in which he intends to practice,
then he may set up as a family doctor,
a surgeon or a specialist in any branch
The mere fact that a man Is a spe
cialist does not mean that he Is any
more competent than his colleague
in general practice. Naturally, if a
physician limits his work strictly to a
certain field as the eye or the nervous
system, he would in tinne acquire more
or less expertness from experience.
Also. It Is natural that a man so limit
ing bis practice would desire to pursue
special studies along his chosen line
post-graduate study and thus attain
a wider knowledge of his particular
But beware of the fellow who calls
himself a "specialist" and treats all
comers, no matter what may be their
troubles. The honcnt. reputable spe
cialist will not attempt to treat con
ditions outside of his limited fieU.
indeed he is usually Incompetent to do
so, from sheer lack of experience.
And while you are bewaring, be
ware particularly of the "famous New
York (or Chicago, or Philadelphia)
rpeclalist who will be at the Grand
hotel Thursday and Friday to meet
all sufferers from " from all the
ailments in the almanac! Your own
home doctors may have their frailties
doctors are more or less human ev
erywhere but at any rate they don't
have to go roaming about the country
.n search of patients, do they?
the study of help. Its Investigations
have been carried out along several
Deep drilling for saline residues has
been done at Fallon and, during the
past year. In Columbus Marsh and
Mack Rock desert, Nevada, and will
be continued in niack Rock desert this
Natural and artificial brines and
bitterns have been collected at all the
salt-making establishments In the
United States and a great many Other
localities, and examined.
Deposits of alunlte and other miner
als, containing potassium, have been
Investigated In Utah and other states.
Certain occurrences of Igneous rock
known to contain considerable quanti
ties of potash salts have been exam
Much work has also been done by
private Initiative along practically all
the lines mentioned above. The bu
reau of soils, of the department of ag
riculture, hag investigated the kelps.
The work is not yet finished and will
be pushed with increased vigor, pro
vided the necessary funds are sup
The imports of potash salts, listed as
puoh In the reports of the bureau ol
foreign and domestic commerce. In
clude the carbonate, cyanide, chloride,
nitrate and sulphate, caustic potash,
and other potash compounds. The
importation of the above salts In round
numbers the last three years has
average 635.000.000 pounds in quantity
and $11.000,"000 in value. These
figures, however, represent only a
part of the potash salts entering the
United States, as they do not include
the imports of kainite and manure
salts which are used in fertilizers. The
quantity of this class of materials im
ported for consumption in the United
States during the last thre years has
averaged about 700.000 tons valued at
$4,300,000 annually. Thus it is appar
ent that the annual Importation of
potash salts exceed $15,000,000.
Interfering with each others move-
ments, caused the authorities no end
of trouble. The result was that all
societies were amalgamated and put
under one bead.
The forms of aid of the society In
clude the provision and equipment of
hospital ships and trains hospitals and
convalescent homes, clothing, medical
supplies, food and comforts for the
soldier, such "as pipes, tobacco, choco
late, playing cards and stationery.
London The traveling public paid
tho British railway companies $42,000.
000 for excess baggage in 1913, and this
notwithstanding the fact that the Eng
lishman boasts that be travels light
compared with the average American.
The only way that this great amount
can be explained is that the English
man invariably sends his luggage in
advance and thus pays for what ordi
narily the companies would carry for
nothing. Here, as elsewhere, every
passenger is allowed affixed amount of
baggage. The rate on excess, like that
in America, is fairly heavy, and this
together with the big revenue derived
from carrying baggage in advance,
which has to pay a certain rate, helps
to make up the $40,000,000 that are
added to the companies' receipts.
Questions and Answers.
H. n. W. asks: How should one
modify fresh cow's milk for feeding a
6 months' old baby?
Let the Jar of milk stand in cold
place for four hours. Carefully re
move the upper third, by means of a
small dipper which will go into milk
Jar. Of this upper milk take four
ounces. Of milk sugar take one ounce.
Of barley water take one pint. Mix
and keep In clean Jar in cool place.
Every four or five days increase pro
portion of upper milk by one ounce.
and use an ounce less of barley f ater
accordingly. When you reach the
point where you use all the upper milk
from the Jar. then begin using whole
iresli milk Instead of upper milk, and
gradually Increase strength unfit the
baby can take plain miik at eight or
Mrs. C. J. inquires: What is in
tussusception n a baby, and how
can a mother recognize it?
Intussusception means obstruction
of the bowel caused by one length of
bowel being drawn into another
length. It Is the commonest cause
of intestinal obstruction in babies.
The characteristic signs are (1) sud
("en onset of colicky pain; (2) repeat
ed vomiting; (3) discbarge of blood
rta'ned mucus or slimy material from
bowel but no fecal matter. (4) and in
dications of great prostration or weak
ness in tho baby.
Office Man writes: I understand
that many pills used as laxative con
tain aloes which tends to cause piles.
Is phenolphthalein a good laxative for
a person habitually constipated?
You are right about aloes in the
pill and tablets. Phenolphthalein,
when the tablet or wafer Is masticat
ed, is a very hurmless laxative. The
reason you must masticate It (the drug
Is tasteless itself) is that phenolph
tha'ein Is Insoluble, and would not
work well otherwise.
We've made gains at Pumpkin Center, aa
the census figures show:
We have twice the population that we had
ten years Ago;
We have outstripped Cherry Valley and
left Podunk In the rear;
We are catchtn' up with Blngtown and
are crowding- Renealeer;
By annexln all our suburbs we have made
a mighty stride.
Bo you'll see It ain't no wonder we are
full of civic pride.
Yes. our grafters keep on irrafUn' In the
same old busy way;
There's another scandal started nearly
every otber day:
Can't, somehow, persuade the votera that
It wouldn't be a crime
To quit votln the same tickets that their
dads did In their time:
dot a council full of rascals; gettln"
robbed on every side.
But we've gained In population and are
full of civic pride
There Is nibblsh In our alleys and the air
la full of smoke:
We've a waterworks department, but It's
got to be a Joke;
There Is eraftln' In the courthouse, like
wise In the city hall;
Tho streets are full of mudholea and get
no repalra at all:
We're In debt and gettln deeper so the
crooks can be supplied.
But we've outstripped Cherry Valley and
are full of civic pride. '
We should have another schoolhouse is
sued bonds a year ago;
It appears the grafters somehow gobbled
up the money, though:
We've a law forblddin" a-amblln'. but the
gamblers never mind.
And the town looks like the dickens, but
we've left Podunk behind: "
We are catchln' up with Blnatown; we've
spread out on every side.
Bo you'll see It ain't no wonder we are
full of civic pride. .
"Yes, sir, I was totally cured of a
serious case of dyspepsia during my
"Fine! Exercising daily and sleep
ing in the open air was what did it.
"No. I couldn't eat any of the stuff
they put on the table at the place
where I spent my two weeks, and the
rest was what my stomach seemed
"What are you worrying about?"
"I'm afraid the year that's begin
ning isn't going to be much of a year
for me. Here I am without even $10
in my pocket and in danger of losing
"Or, come, cheer up. Things might
be a good deal worse. Think of poor
Alfred Vanderbilt. He's got to pay
$40,000 for a flat this year."
"The secret of success," says An
drew Carnegie, "lies not in doing your
work, but in recognizing the right
man to do it."
Think of the splendid success
Thomas Gray might have achieved if
he had picked out some good man
to write the "Elegy in a Country
He cheated, he schemed and he lied.
He wrone-ed the best friend that he had:
He thrust all his manhood aside.
And profits alone made him glad.
He rheated. he st-hemd and he stole.
He took what his brothers had earned:
He stifled the cries of his soul.
From all that was noblr he turned.
He cheated snd schemed and he won
The wealth he had longed to possess:
But he learned, when his scheming was
That the fates had denied him success. -
In a book store window appears this
legend: "What'B Wrong With the
World? G. K. Chesterton." New
York Evening Post.
The young roan who has just been
Jilted by the girl. with whom he is
madly in love will refuse to believe
that Mr. Chesterton is solely to blame.
A Faulty Dfagnoals.
"The trouble with you." said the
doctor, after he had remeved his ther
mometer from beneath her tongue, "Is
that you have a subnormal tempera
ture." "I don't consider that a serous
tyniptom." she coldly replied. "I am
An excellent1 waterproof brown pa
per Is being made la England of which
80 per cent of the material is peat.
Professor Iiabblte of Paris hus hun
dreds of varieties of Insects In his
home in small wire cages. He studies
The Daily Story
The. Bowes Street House By Lenore E. Chaney.
Copyrla-hted. 1(14. by Associated Literary Bureau,
While Glider bent eagerly over tb
quarterly report his agent eat back
and watched him uneasily.
He was a big man this agent fault
lessly. dressed and bearing an air of
ease and conscious well being very
soothing to the senses. Faultless, too,
was his manner toward bis superiors-
suave, deferent, but not too deferent
Ah. that is a very great thing to
acquire a manner like that. If Gilder
smiled. Burson radiated pleasure; If
Gilder frowned. Burson breathed
deprecating regret, and yet be never
roused the savage desire to kick that a
more suppliant and cringing servant
might have done.
For Burson respected himself. In a
very modest and unobtrusive way. and
thus begat respect in his betters. But
for all that he often experienced trou
blesome days, and one glance at Mr.
Gilder's lean face had conveyed clear
ly to Burson that this was going to be
one of the most troublesome of them
"Ahem!" Gilder shut his spectacle
case with a snap and glared at Lis
agent. "I see profits far below normal
again, sir. I notice in the Bowes
street house alone the bill for plumbing
is over $300 for the past year."
"I have been wanting to speak to yon
nbout the Bowes street place." began
Burson, extracting a letter from the
file at bis elbow. "Yon Bee, Mr. Gilder.
the Bowes street plumbing is In pret
ty bad condition; there's been quite
a little agitation recently in some of
the papers about an epidemic of
typhoid down there, and this morning
I got this letter from the bead of the
social settlement In the district'
"Lot of nonsense," was Gilder's only
comment as be tossed the letter down
"But yon see they threaten a health
"You ought to know as well as any
body, Burson. how little we have to
fear from the board of health."
- "Yes. I know they have been very
"The point is what are you going to
do to bring up this credit balance? At
the present rate of decline another year
or two may see the balance on the
other side altogether," said Gilder.
Burson faced himself for a battle,
though his manner was aa suave, as
gracious as ever,
"I am sorry to say, Mr. Gilder, that
I can't see any way of stopping the
leak unless you are prepared to spend
a lump sum on new plumbing. In the
Bowes street place alone a thousand
dollars ought to be spent immediately.
A great many of the tenements remain
empty simply because they are not hab
itable, even for the sort of people who
live in that section. We cannot re
duce the rents without establishing a
very bad precedent, and of course I
could not put in any very extensive re
pairs without consulting you."
"Extensive repairs." ejaculated Gil
der, now thoroughly aroused. "For
heaven's sake, Burson, one would
imagineyou were letting on Fifth ave
nue instead of slum tenements! You
are dealing with a class that has no
business to expect luxuries. It's scum
plain scum, demanding new and up
to date plumbing in its dens."
"Of course what you say Is true,"
agreed Burson. "but times are chang
ing everywhere, and I can assure you,
sir, the people in the tenements now
are not the sort we had there ten years
ago. It grows increasingly difficult to
deal with tbem, and in this Bowes
street house especially we've had no
end of trouble.
"One of my men was pitched down
the steps only last week, by a burly
giant who declared he wouldn't pay bis
rent until the leak from the floor above
was stopped. Of course we set him
out but it's had a very bad effect on
the others, especially as the typhoid is
very bad in the bouse, and the settle
ment workers have led them to believe
it's entirely due to the pipes."
"More likely it's due to their own
dirt and filth!" snapped Glider, pacing
wrathfully up and down. "But I look
to you. Burson, to straighten this out.
That's what I pay you for, and I ex
pect you to do it"
"I have been doing my best I In
tend to go down there myself this
afternoon and look the bouse over. I
am having a plumber meet me there to
submit estimates." .
At the word "estimates" a sudden
gleam of suspicion lit in Gilder's eyes.
"Estimates graft! Aha!"
"I think I'll just go down with you.
Burson. and we'll look it over to- j
Burson's dismay was evident
"Oh. Mr. Glider, I'm sure you
wouldn't like that! You've no idea
how filthy and vile the streets and peo
ple are down there. It wouldn't do at
all to go in your car. in the present
state or things, and I'm sure you
wouldn't relish the ride on the street
This served, of course, to fix the Idea
only the more firmly In Mr. Gilder's
mind. ITe would certainly go; of that
Burson might be certain.
Once having made the resolution he
forged calmly ahead, tut before he had
traversed half the distance from tbe
street car to the entrance of tbe Bo wee
street house he had begun to realize
some of the difficulties of which Bur
sou had spoken. For one thing it was
hot the middle of September and the
smells were almost overpoweriug.
Hawkers with cans of lukewarm
water, in which floated half cooked
ears of green corn, others with slices
of watermelon cut in the early morn-
ins and now covered with filth and
flies, were everywhere iu the dusty
Added to these were the roar of the
not distant elevated, tbe screaming of
innumerable babies and the shrill
whistles of gaugx of street gamlus.
making a very inferno of dirt and con
fusion. Gilder waa glad to turn Into
the comparative quiet of the Rown
Once Inside, Burson took the
and began at once the tour of Inxp.
tlon. The house had been desiguM
for a far better class of tenant than
now found a haven within its K-aiig.
It had originally two suits of 8pan
roents of five rooms each on either
side of the narrow hall which bisected
the house. Bat Ion? ago ttat jra
rooms had been divided so that Bra
they formed three suits each 1
two rooms and a single room.
The single rooms, dirty and dark i
they were, found ready occupancy. Ue
the rent was but half that of the tw
roomed suits. But. while nearly all of
the single rooms were tenanted, nsanj
of the two room suits were empty.
Glider's reduced dividends were ex.
Tbey were making the last rotiTKli
on the top floor when they heard t
voice far below hailing Mr. Btirsor
The strength and assurance of it apeki
eloquently of a fnll dinner pail.
"Ah. that must be Manders. tba
plumber!" exclaimed Burson. hasten.
xIng toward the dark and rickety stair.
way. "Pardon me one moment, Mr,
Gilder. I'll bring him right up."
Left to himself. Gilder started (low
ly toward the narrow window at tb
far end of the hall. Suddenly a door
was flung open halfway down the ball,
and the anxious face of one of tbe
amateur nurses from the settlement
peered out At sight of Glider her face
cleared and she sprang forward.
"Oh. sir. I am so glad to see you!
My patient is very sick typhoid. I
must have help. The doctor is some
where in the building, probably wita
Casey's little girl on the first floor.
Bring him as quick as you can." Tnea
as she realized tbe blank look on Gli
der's face anxiety again puckered her
"Oh, you don't think you can find
him? What shall 1 do? I mnst-I
know! You stay here keep very quiet
he's delirous and won't notice tbe
change. Don't excite him whatever
you do!" and before Gilder could voice
his protest she had pushed him through
the door and sped down the hail.
Nauseated and highly indignant
Gilder looked about him.
The work of the volunteers from th
settlement was apparent here, for the.
room was far cleaner than any Glider
had seen in the house. The patient lay
on one of the settlement hospital cots.
which with a deal table and one chair
formed the only furniture in the room.
Gilder was a stranger to sickrooms.
nd a vagrant curiosity stirred him as
his glance rested on the form of the
sick man. In the dim light his features
were barely distinguishable his thin
frame twitched restlessly under tbe
Gilder half turned to go when sud
denly the man sat bolt upright nnJ
stretched out his arms in the piteous
appeal of childhood.
Daddy daddy V he walled. "Take
An onlooker might have seen a cu
rious change in Mr. Gilder during this
scene. At the first word from tbe sick
man's lips he had stopped, one foot ex
tended toward the door.
The trembling of his form grew
nnt'il It was like a palsy, and the mus
cles of his throat moved convulsively
up and down. Little beads of perspi
ration that were not causod by tbe beat
stood out upon his forehead a great
pounding was in his ears. Then te
"Danny Danny!" the whisper sound
ed loud and rasping In the little room.
"Danny it can't be you. Danny, boy
it can't be you! I fa been a long time
you've changed, Danny. But your
voice it's just the same just tbe
When the nurse and doctor hurried
into the room a few moments later a
strange sight met their eyes. Mr. Gil
der, the great Mr. Gilder, whose
wealth and eccentricities furnished s" .
much copy for the Sunday supply
ments, was on his knees by the side (
the tenement typhoid patient and tbe
face he turned toward them was tear
stained and very old.
"Doctor my son he Is very ill. M?
son do you hear? The son of Bald
win Gilder. You must work bard
spare no expense see how he clinc
to me my poor Danny, come back w
me like this! Yon think he will liv
oh. I'm so glad so glad!"
Some time later Burson. with bis
plumber In tow, appeared at the door
way, properly shocked at siht of hi
aristocratic patron in the midst of socb
surroundings, but iiis surprise rr
place to wonder at Mr. Gilder's first
words the voice was so strnnge'y S
"Ah. Burson. I cannot po with von
now. I have more important matters
here. I have found my sou yes. mj
son lost these ten years. I shall not
leave him he needs n:e. You
I have to look after the plumbing yoar-
self. And Rurson-we will put w
pipes thronghout the house whate"
Is necessary for comfort and hes'th
Never mind the expense. You
Burson my son is n tenant that
he was a tenntit in the Bowes strert
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treated from the Potomac to Win
1010 William Jame. philosopher and
psychologist, died; born
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and the other knife-edged have b?n
invented to enable even an inexpr
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