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THK ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 121014.
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Saturday, September 12, 1914.
Anyhow, if -we're not to have bard
roads now. conditions are Ideal to
use the drag now.
Perhaps the county board members
were afraid the highway bond question
would NOT carry at the polls.
Even little Montenegro thinks this
Is a good time to go after something
that It has been wanting for a long
The debts tncurred in the present
war will survive long after the last
cf the wounds of combatants have
The Vnited States is at last getting
a merchant marine, and at a much
" more rapid rate than all the shipyards
in the world could build one for us.
The czar is willing to sacrifice his
last moujik to reach Berlin. He has
no notion, however, cf taking z.T
chances with his person or his crown.
What could Emperor Francis Jos
eph do to vindicate himself, hemmed in
as he is by the enemies' armies, if a
certain American news association
should insist that he IS dead.
The Chicago newspapers are all
against the -pork barrel" features of
the river and harbor bill. The Chi
cago appropriations contained in 1',
of course, are not "pork."
There U a rich reward, of public
gratitude, at least, for the genius who
invents a campaign lithograph which
will automatically efface itself from
the landscape when the polls close on
The pen will hardly have a fair
chance In this war to show whether
It is mightier than the sword, as tbe
Burlington Gazette points out, e
cauee the man with the blue penc'.l is
arrayed against It.
Only a small percentage of those
wounded in the war in Europe die, it
is claimed. Nevertheless the combat
: ants are taking somewhat longer
chances than participants in the ordi
nary French affair of honor have been
in the habit of doing.
After having his assailant arrested
and aent to Jail a Davenporter who
-. was beaten up hy a pickpocket has
now 6ued him lor damages. If the
- thug has any money this should be
resented by his attorney as a reflec-
. tlon upon his ability to handle the
The Pennsylvania preacher who
claims to ihave predicted the present
...war In Europe now comes forward
with a prophecy to the effect that the
Panama canal -will be destroyed by
an earthquake w-ithin three years.
; The gentleman does not seem to be
aware that the secret of successful
prognostication lies In knowing when
When you get a good man under a
two-year contract, one who does more
and better work than anyone else ever
did for you before, what do you do at
the end of the two years? Do you
discharge that man or do you offer
him another contract? Use your noddle
ivhen you think politics Just as you use
it when you think business. There's
a little bt of something In the good-and-faithful-eervant
THE GET-TOGETHER SPIRIT.
The time Is at hand for the get-together
spirit among democrats for tbe
common cause. Democrats hold no
- grudge among themselves. They con-
cede to each other the right to differ
and disagree in tbe primaries.
They believe In the broad principle
j of the individual right of the citizen.
and when the party has expressed it
self they are with one accord.
With such a man as Wood row Wll-
son as th party leader they will rally
around the standard and elect the
POR SENATOR AND REPRE
SENTATIVE. The democrats of the Thirty-thtrd
senatorial district have been peculiarly
fortunate In the choice for state sena
tor and members of the general as
sembly. Andrew Olson of Moline, tbe
nominee, for senator, possesses the
qualifications of an admirable member
of tha senate, lit Is familiar with the
needa of this section of the state.
i added to which advantage he has a
w ide acquaintance with the men of in-
uenoe throughout the state, md will
not be among strangers in tLe halls of
legislature. lie is an able cpeaker. a
hard worker, and the district will be
fortunate in having him in Spring
William C. Maucker. candidate for
the general assembly, will prove his
worth in the lower house. He. too. is
familiar with the entire Thirty-third
district, has a faculty for making
friends, and Is lerel headed and force
ful, and will represent the district be
ON COURT HOUSE
During the last week, while the
county board was in session, there was
a renewal of the agitation begun some
time ago to place electric lights on
the court house. This has been done
in a number of other county seats, and
there is no doubt that It would be
quite appropriate here.
The plan is to use four arc lights,
placing them about the very top of the
dome so that they can be seen from
all sides. Such illumination would
mark the seat of county government.
h!nr -rlsihle for maoT miles in all
directions. Not only would these lights
serve to point the way to the county
capital over a large portion of the
county, but they would be seen ty
trarsin nassinar br rail and boat, and
would be considered a mark of enter
Thev would be worth their cost tor
advertising they would give.
These are dreary days for the di
rectors of the old republican machine,
which is trying so desperately to
"come back." The primaries are over
and the candidates named, and still
they ihave no general issue upon which
to go before the public. They are In
even worse shape than they were two
Early in the summer they rallied
their scattered forces, manufactured
a supply of ammunition and trained
their guns on the enemy's fortifica
tions. About the time they began to
congratulate themselves on getting the
range they found that the wind had
changed and their bombs were falling
in their own camps- There was noth
ing for them to do but to beat a retreat
and try to organize a new Jine of at
tack. Bo far they have failed to hi
upon anything that promises a fight
Too well they realize that if they
do not succeed in getting a wedge into
the enemy's country this fall It will be
utterly useless to try to retake the na
tional capital two years hence.
It's pretty tough.
THE HIGHWAY BOND PROPO
SITION. There may have been plenty of good
reasons for the refusal of the board of
supervisors to put the hard roads bond
proposition on the toilet for the No
vember election, but the leaders of
that body did not deign to let the com
mon people know what they were,
thereby adding another Impenetrable
mystery to the many which have
marked the transaction of the county's
business in recent years.
Whatever those reasons were they
must have been unusual ones to war
rant such extraordinary proceedings
to keep the details of the discussion
from people's ears. In placing itself on
record isquarely as opposed to the Ini
tiative and referendum, the board ob
viously was obsessed by the fear that
the people are not capable of attend
ing to their own business and it there
fore felt called upon to set itself up
as a conservator of the body politic.
As before stated the supervisors
may have been actuated by the high
est motives and been fortified by the
soundest logic Therefore it is not so
much what was done as the manner
of doing it that is open to criticism.
Going into committee of the whole
may have given opportunity for freer
discussion of a weighty subject, but
It also prevented all but members
from hearing what was said, thereby
keeping outsiders in Ignorance of the
position taken by the individual super
visors. The hasty adoption of the re
port afterward without division quite
obviously was done for the same pur
pose. It is barely possible that the people
might be Interested in knowing how
the members stood. Some might even
be curious enough to wonder how
Chairman George H. Richmond talked
and voted. Inasmuch as he is now a
candidate for another office in the gift
of the voters of the county. Mr. Rich
mond, however, after the meeting not
only refused to say how the others
lined up, but did not care to give his
own position, although it is known
that prior to the session he was virtu
ally pledged to support the move to
submit the road question to the people.
The manner In which this question
was disposed of merely furnishes an
other sample of the "Johnny under
cover" tactics which have resulted in
a lamentable lack of confidence on the
part of the public in not only the board
of supervisors, but also in certain oth
er departments of the county govern
ment The leaders of the board have
repeatedly shown a disposition to "slip
things over," instead of doing business
in the open, though it Is perfectly ap
parent that by habitually surrounding
their official acts with the mask of
secrecy they are standing In the way
of county progress and are bringing
nearer tbe day when a commission
will take over their powers.
Dies From a Fishbone Cut.
Gettysburg. la. A fishbone in a
slight gash In her thumb caused infec
tion and resulted in th death of Miss
Mary Lower. 25 years old. of Table
Rock, fa a private hospital in New
York. Miss Lower cut her yiurab
and several days later, while she was
eating fish, a small bone got into the
wound and blood poisoning developed.
Kokomo, Ind., is
Character of American
Europe, which in recent years has
supplied about 70 per cent of the man
ufactured goods Imported into the
United States, showed. In the fiscal
year which ended June 30. 1914. a
smaller gain in Its contributions of
general merchandise than any other
grand division except Africa Accord
ing to official figures of the depart
ment of commerce, imports from Eu
rope were 13.000.000 greater than in
the previous year,- compared with a
gain of $5,000,000 in imports from
South America. $5,000,000 In those
from Oceania. $10,000,000 In those
from Asia, $65,000,000 In those from
South America, and a loss of $7,000,
C0 in those from Africa. France, It
aly. Germany. Switzerland and Spain
showed gains, while the United King
dom, the Netherlands and Russia were
among the important countries the im
ports from which decreased during the
The character of goods Imported
from Europe has been the subject of
so many Inquiries reaching the Bureau
of Foreign and Domestic commerce
that the following summarization has
been prepared by that office showing
the principal manufactures and manu
facturing materials for its chief supply
of which the United States has usually
looked to Europe. Considering the
seven countries which contribute S5
per cent by value of all goods Imported
from Europe, It Is found that they fur
nished last year the classes of mer
chandise specified In each case. Cer
tain of the articles mentioned below
as Imported from Europe are derived
from other parts of the world, this
being true of tobacco, spices, and tin
from the Dutch and other East Indies,
diamonds from South Africa, wool from
New Zealand, Australia, Asia and
South America, rubber from the East
Indies and other tropical countries,
and tea from India, China and Japan.
Imports from England included near
ly $20,000,000 worth of cotton goods,
comprising 36.000,000 yards of cloth,
5.000,000 pounds of yarn, and $9,000,-
000 worth of laces and edgings;
$9,000,000 worth of chemicals, among
which were 34,000.000 pounds of
bleaching powder, 37.000.000 pounds
of ammonium sulphate. 10,000.000
pounds of glycerin. $2,000,000 worth of
coal tar products, and considerable
amounts of acids, gums, and opium;
TON OF WIRE IS STOLEN
Thieves Take Valuable Copper From
New Jersey Traction company
New York. After spending a night
on the Orange mountains lying in wait
for th thieves who cut down and stole
about 2.000 pounds of copper wire of
the Orange Mountain Traction com
rany. detectives from Newark police
headquarters rounded up and arrested
four alleged members of the gang.
The prisoners said they were Wil
liam D German. 29 years old: George
Van. 3G; Michael Quick, 24. of New
York, and Andrew Noble, 32, of est
Orange. N. J
The Orange Mountain Traction com
pany suspended operations about a
month ago because of financial diffl
rultips and the electric current was
ehut off. The thieves went up on the
mountains at night and cut down tne
wire. . About S00 pounds of It was
WCCJJ Red, White and Yellow Complex in.
Without Invading the domain of the
beauty specialist we would remind our
readers that appearances are often de
ceitful natural appearances without
artifice of any kind. The complexion
is an unreliable guide in estimating
the state of an individual's health.
Red cheeks and bright eyes by no
means Indicate rich blood. Young
people In the earliest stage of tuber
culosis may have complexions which
the observer envies, yet the blood is
impoverished, as we discover when we
make the actual test.
Temperament and Color.
By taking thought you can Improve
your complexion or spoil it. Emotion
alters the blood supply of the face.
Cheerfulness brings roses. Fear
blanches the cheek. Envy really and
truly is green. Love makes but there
we are trespassing on foreign terri
tory. Pale individuals apparently lack
ing blood corpuscles or hemoglobin,
often pass a hundred per cent exam
ination when It comes to the actual
investigation of the blood. A pale
face is sometimes a family trait; in
many Instances it is wholly due to
nervous temperament; in men beyond
thirty a pallor is a common sign of
beginning arterto-sclerosls, or harden
ing of the arteries.
Anemic girls under slight excite
ment will show a rosiness of the
cheeks which belies the actual blood
count. Though anything but pale,
they have blood that Is 25 or 20 per
cent below normal strength.
A florid face worn by a stout per
son of middle age and hearty appetite
is popularly mistaken for the picture
of health. On close inspection you
will notice that the ruddy color is due
to minute dilated arterioles in the
cheeks and the skin of the nose. This
signifies a tendency to early break
down of the circulatory system
heart disease, Bright's disease or apo
plexy. It goes with the hypertrophied
paunch which in 6ome places spells
Yellow Is Deceptive.
The usual cause of a sallow complex
ion Is absence of a normal amount of
blood in tbe skin. The layer of fat
subjacent to the skin shows through
when the blood is weak or absent from
the vessels, and this makes the skin
look yellowish. Healthy ekla is vel-J
Imports From Europe
$12,000,000 worth of iron and steel,
such as cutlery, machinery, etc.; 63,
000,000 pounds of block tin, 75,000,000
pounds of wool. 14.000,000 pounds of
tea, and miscellaneous manufactures,
such as chinaware. linens, gloves, lin
oleum, precious stones and silk and
Germany Is our chief source for im
ported chemicals, its contributions
thereof exceeding $20,000,000 value.
Last year's imports included coal tar
preparations, alizarin, aniline salts. In
digo, potash, quinine and other drugs
to the value of 23,500,000. Other Im
portant articles were $13,000,000
worth of cotton goods. 1.000,000 tons
of potash salts, used largely as fertil
isers, 150.000,000 pounds of wood pulp,
35,000,000 pounds of palm and palm
kernal oil. $8,000,000 worth of toys,
and numerous manufactures. Including
machinery, cutlery, antifriction balls,
gloves, silks, paper goods and clover
and sugar beet seed. Certain food
products were also imported from Ger
many in large quantities, the leading
items being 65.000.000 pounds of rice
flour. 7.000.000 pounds of crude cocoa,
and $2,000,000 worth of spirits, wines,
and malt liquors.
France is the largest source of our
imported silk goods, art works, auto
mobiles and wines. The more Import
ant articles Included last year $22,
000.000 worth of art works, $5,000,000
worth of chemicals, chiefly lacterine,
argols, glycerin and essential oils;
$18,500,000 worth of silk goods, $8,000,
000 worth of cotton laces and embroid
eries; and large sums for perfumerie,f,
diamonds, motion-picture films and
other manufactures, as well as 19,000,
000 pounds of so-called English wal
nuts. Italy supplies large quantities of
macaroni, fruits and nuts, olive oil,
prepared vegetables, cheese, still
wines, art works, hats, argols and dis
tilled oils. Netherland is a leading
source for diamonds and wrapper to
bacco, and also sends us hides, fish,
spices, tin and paper stock. Belgium
is our largest source of diamonds and
sends us much rubber, hides and furs,
and linens. Switzerland leads as our
source of Imported cotton laces and
watches, and is important In the mat
ter of cheese, silk goods and coal tar
colors. Ireland is first in Us supply
of linens. ,
brought to Newark and sold to a local
Junk dealer for $38. The police were
tipped off and they found more than
1.000 pounds hidden in the brush on
the mountains. It was taken to the
Orange police station.
KILLS WOMAN; THEN SHOT
Posse Brings Down Murderer of Wid
ow in Montana.
Plentywood, Mont. LTsing a jack-
knife. Charles Johnson, 30 years old,
stabbed to death Ellen Daniels, 40
years old, widow of a homesteader re
siding near Redstone, this county, and
was enroute to his wife's claim shack
several miles distant, to murder her.
according to his own story, when a
posse of Plentywood citizens shot him
Johnson had drawn a knife across
his throat, inflicting a Blight wound,
when a bullet brought him down.
lowish in color when the blood is
drained out of it. In far advanced
Bright's disease, cancer and pernici
ous anemia this lemon yellow tint is
But sallowness should not be con
fused with jaundice staining of the
skin by the bile. In jaundice the
"whites" of the eyes, the lining of
lids, the gums, all the secretions are
also stained yellow. And jaundice is
not always a sign of liver trouble, eith
er. Sometimes it appears in other dis
eases. To the eye of the physician the
complexion tells its own story when
properly edited. To the lay observer
the complexion Is very deceptive, even
when !t isn't applied with a brush.
Questions and Answers.
W. K. writes: A nurse advises me
to take strychnine tablets for palpita
tion and breathlessness. which bothers
me now and then. Is this right?
Reply: A blacksmith was dying with
stomach trouble. The doctor saw no
more hope. The blacksmith asked as
a parting favor the privilege of eating
a plate of pork and beans. He got the
beans and recovered. The doctor was
completely flabbergasted, so to speak.
Soon the tailor, a frail chap, came
down with stomach trouble and was
about to die. The doctor prescribed a
dish of pork and beans, and forced
the poor fellow to eat them. Next
morning the tailor was dead. Don't
you think your nurse is taking chances
when she assumes responsibilities be
longing only to the doctor? I do, and
I know she wouldn't suggest strych
nine if she had received a good train
ing. M. C. Inquires: Is there any relief
for a floating kidney that is causing
considerable pain, other than an oper
ation? Is a floating kidney dangerous
in any way, outside of the pain and
Reply: A well fitting abdominal
belt or support, with a pad to keep
the movable kidney in place, ought to
give relief. The only danger is that
the organ might become sufficiently
twisted on the stem to shut off circu
lation, but this Is very remote. What
ever support you wear, apply it while
you aro lying on your back, with your
hips elevated well above your shoulders.
Man pitied htm because he was so blind.
They wondered why he neither saw nor
His wife had woeful narrowness of mind.
And meager were the charms that she
To petty Jealousies sha grimly clung.
And there was venom on her busy tongue.
Men pitied him because he lacked tha wit
To see how shamefully he was be
trayed. Because he was content to meekly sit
In silence while her meanness was dis
played. Because through spite and Jealousy and
Bhe caused his friends to leave him to his
Men pitied him because he lacked the
To suffer through her tyranny no more;
But they were foolish thus to take his
To think his case waa one they might
Within his corner silently he sat
And thought her something to be mar
The Woman's Fault.
"You told me," she said, "when yon
persuaded me to elope with you that
you would never permit anything to
come between us that you would
cherish my love all your days, and
that I should never have cause to re
gret for a moment that I had placed
my happiness in your keeping."
"Oh. well, confound It," he replied,
"what's the use harping on that now?
If you hadn't kept a lot of your faults
hidden from me J'd never have fallen
In love with you or wanted you to
elope, so you have only yourself to
' Should Have Explained.'
"Mabel, who was that idiot you had
In the parlor till 12 o'clock last
"That was Bertie Spoodlekins, tbe
only son and heir of the Mr. Spoodle
kins who has just made $11,000,000
by cornering the turnip crop."
"Oh! Why didn't you let me know,
so that I could fix the furnace? It
must have been disagreeably cold for
both of you."
These are the melanchollest days of all
the dismal year;
I do not care so much because the leaves
are turning sere:
I do not mourn the summer time, to do
so would be vain:
I am not sad because the snow will soon
orlft In the lane.
But this it is that makes me sad and
causes me to sigh.
The mince pie season's here and I've been
forced to give up pie.
THE OLD DOG.
"It is hard," said
the man with the
"to teach an old
dog new tricks."
his skeptical wife,
"if the teacher
h a j pens to be
young and pretty.'
Can Such a Thing Be True?
"A remarkable woman, that Mrs.
"The most remarkable woman I ever
saw. She and her husband have lived
for three years at a fashionable family
hotel and, bo far as I know, she has
never been talked about."
What He Wanted.
"Doctor, I can't sleep."
"I will give you something for your
"No. I don't want any medicine for
myBelf, but for heaven's sake can't
you let me have some kind of dope
for our br"
Our Golden Momenta.
"To every man there comes a golden
"Yes, but the trouble is that few of
us are able wbeu our golden moments
come to copper them."
A Hundred Years From Now.
"She comes of a rich and distin
guished family, I believe."
"Yes. Her greatgrandfather had the
moving picture rights at the opening
of the Panama canal."
Lord Kitchener is a bachelor be
cause he says a man who is a soldier
has no time for wife and children and
should not be bothered with the worry
of them. If every soldier thought as
Kitchener, where would he get the
1.000.000 men he says be will need to
win this war
The Daily Story
The Divorcees By Edith V. Ross.
Copyrighted. 1914. by Associated Literary Bureau.
Two ladles met at a western town
where there was a divorce colony.
"Why, Margaret!" exclaimed one of
them to tbe other.
"You've not changed In the least
since we parted oft commencement day
ten years ago." '
"But I am sorry to see yon here. I
presume you have been unfortunate in
marriage, as I have been 7
"I have certainly been unfortunate.'
Mrs. Gertrude Smith and Mrs. Mar
garet Jones were at least fortunate in
Possessing very common names in this
that they were better able to lose
themselves in a place where all tran
sient residents were known to be ac
quiring citizenship thst would enable
them to get divorces. The two women
compared notes as follows:
Mrs. Smith bad soon after leaving
college met a man who seemed to her
to be perfection. He was affable, in
telligent and prominent as a man. He
hud deferred to her in everything un
til fhey were married; then be had
changed. Where before he had assur
ed her that her will was law with him,
no sooner had they returned from the
honeymoon than he opposed her In ev
erything. Unreasonable was no word
for it- She had studied his comfort in
every way she could think of. If there
was any dainty food he liked she had
taken pains to provide it for the table.
If be came borne worn with business
she would get him out to a theater.
"I PROPOSE THAT WE MAKE TIP AND MABBY
For these attentions she expected some
return. Her sister, Mabel, poor girl,
had no home, and the wife wished to
have her with her. But Mabel irritat
ed the husband, and be had declared
that she should not come there again
when he was at home. Then there
At this point Mrs. Jones broke in.
"You bare described my husband ex
actly, only with us it is a case of
mother-in-law, and my husband is as
unreasonable as yours, though our dif
ficulty is the reverse of yours. He In
sists on having his mother live with
us. True, 6he has no home and is very
lonely, and my husband is her only
child living. I will give ber credit for
being cheerful, and she doesn't Inter
fere with me at alL But I married
her son and not her, and I will not be
imposed upon by having her with me
day In and day out."
Thus did these much abused women
pour their troubles into each other's
ears, neither of them realizing that
she was telling a story as old as the
rite of marriage ilself. But neither of
them confessed the real reason why
she had given up trying to get on un
der the matrimonial yoke. The rea
sons why that yoke was unpleasant
were plentiful, but the one main reason
why they had decided to throw it off
was not mentioned by either. When
Mrs. Smith had nsked Mrs. Jones If
she thought she would ever marry
again after having secured her di
vorce she had thrown up her hands,
"Heavens, no! Once is enough for me."
And Mrs. Jones declared that if she
was ever freed from her present hus
band she would never take another.
But as time passed a constant com
panloushlp brought confidences. Mrs.
Smith one day. while cataloguing ber
husband's different methods of making
her miserable, incidentally spoke of a
man who was his very opposite in his
treatment of women. She bad been
thrown with him intimately and had
always found him rendy to give way to
ber in all those little matters In which
a woman expects a man to humor ber.
Indeed, though this gentleman was
miJdle aged, he was as deferential as
one of twenty, and when an older man
gave way to a woman It was to be
assumed that he would keep up his
deference in the married stute.
"It is singular," said Mrs. Jones,
"how our cases agree. I. too. have
met Just such a man as you describe
not one of those men whose deference
is accompanied by a flourish that re
veals its insincerity, but there Is some
thing genuine that speaks for Itself.
Tou have asked me, dear, if I will
marry aguin in case I get my divorce.
I will make one exception among all
the tuen of the world. If the one I
speak of should ask me I will not say
that I would refuse him."
Upon this confession Mrs. Smith let
out a little more that she bad not yet
revealed. She confessed that herwpj
Darticulnr fripnd tin a.. .'
uairu to ni.b
love to her before her separsrJoJ 7
that she bod repelled blm, wherl,
he seemed brokpn h
. . , "DrBr.
ent bonds were severed and sbe
listen to this other love wither
she was not sure but that she
Beyond this tbe confidence fiia w
extend. Perhaps had tbe ladles
a dozen years younger each might ht
told the other the name and hon -her
admirer and as much else tbn
him as she could call up. But it ttw
ty-two one is not so confidential u m
twenty. Besides, there was a gpJ
reason why neither cared to telltea
much. Each of these men, so defen.,
tlal to the wishes of the worming
admired, had a wife of whom he -wZ
trying to get rid, or, if this is statist
the case too strongly, his wife u jJf
ing to get rid of him.
There was one comfort In this hew
matter which pertained to botfc sf
these ladies. Neither had any cMdr.
TLere were no innocents to be wtom
by parental infelicities. The law t!
Ing elastic, each was on the wij t
prove that she had married a bad mu
and had been made unhappy tad the
.would be able to marry a good maa,
who would be a blessing to her. Whit
was to become of these two onworthr
men neither wife considered.
It is a long road that has no end,
nnd both these ladies at last fontf
themselves free from one matrimonial
yoke and delighted at tbe prospect of
taking on another. Mrs. Smith's resi
dence in tbe west became unneces
sary a month earlier than Mrs. Jcmet'
and she departed for tbe east By tll
time the bosom friendship of their
younger days had blossomed agtin,
and each had admitted to the other
that as soon as the knot waa on tied
she proposed to have a c!ergyman-if
one could be found to tie another one.
Before Mrs. Smith's departure It hid
been agreed between tbe two that she
should wait for her friend and that
they Ehould be married at the same
During the next month's separation
letters passed between them, Mn.
Smith writing of the subjection of her
fiance to her slightest whim and Mn
Jones chafing under the delay in her
own coming to the same happiness.
And it Is worthy of mention that the
two men who were casting off their
partners to step into a blessed felicity
with these two women were also look
ing forward to their own weddings.
A few days after Mrs. Jones obtain
ed her decree she arrived m the dty
of New York and the same evening
met her friend Sirs. Smith in a private
room at a fashionable restaurant Th
ladles met for the purpose of dining
together, and each had invited her
fiance to be of the party.
The ladies met some time before the
dinner hour and had a good, long chat,
each congratulating the other on her
freedom from a brute and her ap
proaching marriage with a prince of
chivalry. The princes arrived almal
taneously, were taken up to the dinner
room in the same elevator and were
ushered into the presence of their
fiancees at the same moment, the at
"Mr. Smith and Mr. JonesT
There was consternation on the fact
of each and every one of the four.
Mrs. Smith's fiance was Mr. Jones,
and Mrs. Jones' fiance was Mr. Smith.
It seemed for a time that the embar
rassment would be unconquerable and
that the only way out of the contre
temps was for the party to scatter.
Mr. Smith, addressing his recent wife,
"My dear, please explain."
Mrs. Smith pointed to Mrs.JoDef
the desired explanation, but Mrs
Jones was unequal to the task. .Mr.
Jones came to the front
"My friends." he said, "It is evident
that we men have swapped wives and
you wives have swapped hasbands.
Mr. Smith, I have heard what a terri
ble fellow you are to live with, and
have no doubt you have heard what a
terrible fellow I am to live with. W
opinion is that none of us are going
better ourselves by the change. 5dsP
I propose that we make rp snd f
"I concur," said Mr. Smith.
the gentleman's statement, and
make you. Gertrude, a similar offer.
The two divorced women looked
each other. A suspicion of a amW
came upon Mrs. Jones' lips. Mrs.
Smith's lips cnugbt it. nnd it broaden
ed into a laugh. .
"Come, ladies," said Mr. Jones:-
us have dinner. I have been bun??
for a now love. I am now hungry m
lobster." m .
"And I." said Mr. Smith, "for terra
The party snt down to dinner aw
consumed many choice viands. wasM
down with several bottles of cW
pagne. At the end of It a clergymtf
was called in. who remarried ea
woman to her own husband, and e
couple departed for its own home.
Isfied that all Is not gold that
and that It is better to bear tne i
we have than to fly to otters we n
Sept. 12 in American
lS14-nuttle at North Point. BaltinW
British General Kobert Ko8V,
killed while lending a land com"
In an attack on Baltimore. ,
lSSO-Jenny Llnd. noted slncer. D
for the fjrat time In America
Castle Garden. New York.
seat sold brought 5 3. ,
lS7-General Henry A. Wise. bJ
proslaverlst. ex-governor r
glnta and a Confederate Tetera
died at Rlehmfn. lKr"
18f-R!chard A. rroctor. asfronow
died in Kew Xork; born 1S3.