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TIIK HOCK ISLAND AltGUS. SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 10, 1014.
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tral Union. Rock Island IIS. 1143 and
Saturday, September 19. 1914.
Cncle Sam will attend to Turkey's
case aner ue scuicu
.. - inhkn.a
among nis oiner turepeiii lii-ibuuvi o.
Doc Cook says he Is planning an
other trip to the north pole. In the
Tarnacular, what does he mean "an
other." Republicans are sini irjius laim
to twist the Maine election results j much ?s Japan. The cost of the Eng
around so that they can get a crumb of nsn army and of the American army
comfort out of them. were practically equal, but England
spent much more on her navy.
The mortality among mushroom American military expenditures
hunters appears to be well up to the ' have Increased fifty percent since
standard that may be expected later j 1900. The United States army in
among deer hunters. fourteen years has cost $1,SOO,000,000.
- (That of Italy hns cost 826,000,000 in
"Cobb sends letters to his mother," J the same period. That of Austria has
avs a newspaper heading. No, thil-! cost ?S70.000.000.
dren. not Tyrus; only Irvin S.
the author and correspondent.
The comments of Sir Lionel Garden,
retiring British minister to Mexico, on
the evacuation of Vera Cruz by the!
imftriran tmnn? aeain noints the utter
futility of trying to please everybody. are of the Pame iaii as the democrats
of Rock Island county and the Four-
This is also the open season forjteenth congressional district, in that
hunting warships by submarine in the j they have dropped all factional d!f
North sea, but the sport is not much ' ferences and are prepared to work
more fruitful of results than stalking ' unitedly for success ail along the line
wild geese on a Mississippi river sand-, at the polls in November,
bar. I This was conclusively shown yester-
I day at the state convention at Spring-
The colonel has conceded a point to , fieid, when differences which arose In
his physician, w ho has warned him j the primary campaign w ere burled so
to avoid speaking la the open air on 1 deeply that they cannot bv anv chance
the tour which will bring him herearise to divide the forces laboring for
. next week, and w ill hold a number of , the success of the party In this cain
his meetings in tents. j paign. Not only that, but the way
j has been paved for a better under-
Off.cers of Missouri alley, Iowa, ; standing among party leaders in future,
caught a transient farm laborer with a; which will result in a minimum of fric
gun on his person and the district j tion and in a maximum of results,
judge sentenced him to two years at Wilson was the magic word which
hard labor. This ought to satisfy I dominated the convention and which
even the most radical among those j brought all elements to a common
who are working to end
The National Boot and Shoe Manu
facturers' association officially predicts
that the prices of shoes will rise as a
result of the war. Very well. Modern I
footwear is comfortable and highly con-;
venient, but if it comes to the worst
we probably will be able to demon
ttrate that It Is not absolutely neces
sary to existence.
The Springfield News refuses to
take seriously Chicago's ambition to be!'.""" , , , , , Z , , ,
atria arbiter for the world while Paris ' tock Man.d county board- b"1 declined
is cut off by war. "For some reason," i J"" ? ?
"ays the News, "we had always lelt' ,e, 8',er'ff ,an,d the P" of
that the height of Chicago's aspiration. ""C t? , b'the. T"
in that line was achieved under the I " tf ,tl"s'(, he , oard adopted a
;plain sewing' ign laboriously printed !i'J'nfr Bca,w of, 'eed.i.g Intended to
' , . . . , . discourage regular boarders by nro-
on a sheet of pasteboard and hung up',.. - !!.,.,. .,"?T
in the front window.
Records of Imports for August,
showing a great falling off directly
traceable to the war, have not pre-
rented the republicans from setting u:!0j ff)
the cry that the new tarirr law is re
sponsible for the deficit In revenues
which has made necessary a war tax
of some kind. The republicans are
simply desperate for a campaign isHue.
and in spite of the fact that they are
perfectly well aware that not one per
son In ten will give their contention a
second thought they have seized upon
the necessity fcr a war tax as a drown
ing man would grab at a straw.
Peoria county has not hesitated to
Jcvy the maximum tax possible under
the 3aw for roads and bridges. The
highway commissioners of 19 town
bhlps outside of Peoria vot-d to levy
CI cents on the $100, wMch will yield
$89,177. One township alone will
nlM 110.000 next year. This means
that Peoria county Is determined to
bare good roads now, whether the , un(jer ij0n(j or for ong terms, the in
$1,500,000 bond is?ue proponed there j noc.nt vt as the guilty, from pro
win out or not. Whenever Rock I- j p,.r fare. From a humanitarian stand
land county is wIEtng to go as far as J)0jnt tj. justice of changing tho diet
I'evria county has in the matter of
providing the revenue, hard roads will
' cMite to be a matter of the dim and
BRYAN'S GREAT WORK.
The signing of the peace treaties
with the United States by Great Bri
tain, France. Spain and China last
week mokes conspicuous Premier Wil
liam J. Boon' magnificent work as a
diplomat, says the State Register.
Twenty-two other nations had previ
ously signed similar treaties uniting
twenty-ix notions of the world which
have covenanted with this country to
refer any-dlspube which may arise be
tween them, to the United States for
arbitration and that one year must
Lc lapse before resort to trmi znay be
The one year clause with the!
V&ited la alaiOfct absolute i
prohibitive of war. It Isn't probable
or scarcely possible that nations can
make wnr after a year's consideration.
Thus has William J. Bryan achieved
during hid your and a half lu Presi
dent Wilson's cabinet, the great tri
umph of cement ing in bonds of peace
twenty-six nations of the world with
the United States. William J. Bryon
stands before the nation's eyes as the
world's greatest peacemaker. All hon
or to this man of peace.
THE PLOW COMPANY.
The Hook Island .Plow company Is
about to close for the annual inven
tory and repairs, and while it Is ru
mored that the European war may
have some effect Jn lengthening the
period of idleness, the management is
disposed to take an optimistic view.
Kock Island has been fortunate In
that its leading industrial establish
ment has been enabled to continue
operations throughout the summer,
when similar Institutions elsewhere
were generally closed, the local com
pany doing a business which was
considerably better than usual daring
the heated term.
The city's imprests and those of thet
plow comrany are mutual, and every
body will Join In the hope that the
coming period of inactivity -will be a
United S'ates does not rank
I i no
very far below the most militaristic
of European nations, in expenses for
army and navy. The budget for last
year was f 314.293.791. This was only
?."7,000.000 below France. It was $125.-
,000.000 below Germany. The United
, states spent nearly three times as i
The I'nited States in fourteen years
has ipent three times as much as Aus
tria, on botli army and navy.
UNITED WE STAND.
Democrats of the state as a whole
ground. By its action the convention
virtually pledged the democracy of Illi
nois to support the president in 1916.
Can anyone doubt that the demo
crats, with the united front they now
present, will carry the state this fall?
rxipriTwri rnTTNTV csrsm
u OUUiMlY FKISGN-
The Macon county supervisors, at
the meeting last week, considered plac
ing the boarding of prisoners on the
same basis as was provided for by the
the number of prisoners increases. The
Decatur Herald expresses its disap
proval of the board's course an fol
lows: The effort to so change tho conduct
Macon county Jail that the
sheriff could be assured by a reason
able salary and not be forced to make
a living as the proprietor of a tramp's
boarding house met defeat at the hands
of th board of supervisors. Comment
would appear to be unnecessary. The
exjfert testimony of the whole mem
bership of the congress of penologists
probably could not have thaken the
opinion of the 19 inembvrs opposed to
the resolution that the old way was
the best that could be devised.
"The (sliding scale of feeding where
by rations are to be reduced In quality
or quantity as the population of the
Jail increases a provision intended to
prevent "Jail-stuffing" may accomp
lish what is intended. It will doubtless
keep vagrants who seek tnug winter
quarters in tho Jail from enjoying lux
uries, and n;ay deprive those held
of a sick prisoner because a f jw more
tramp happened to bo benteaced is
not wholly apparent.
"The supervisors nirnp!y omitted to
provide the one thing that would most
easily have produced the results they
were seking. The rock pile was sug-
gest-J as the unfailing oure for the
plague of hoboes. When vagrants learn
that an arrest and conviction In Macon
county Involves a large amount of tir
ing, monotonous labor, they will learn
to shun it."
Ivory carving is an Important Indus
try in India. The craftsmen prefer to
use African Ivory rather than the na
tive product, as the African ivory is
closer in grain and not so liable to
turn yellow and appears to be superior
in many ways. This is believed to be
due to the better food of the African
The current weekly news letter to
crop correspondents, published by tho
United States department of agricul
ture, gives the following warning to
farmers who aro being duped by
agents claiming to have schemes to
furnish cheap loans:
"Some ono recently remarked that
it was astonishing how hard some men
were willing to work In order to make
a dishonest living. The field of rural
credit is atreadv producing a number
of examples. Certain companies are
actively at work promising farmers
cheaper money than anybody else is
able to get on equally good security.
The eagerness with which soma are
accepting the bait is one indication
of the need there is for a sound system
of rural credit. It is not wholly the
fault of the farmer who is taken in.
A great deal of mental energy, com
bined with marvelous skill, is expend
ed In preparing soul-compelling cir
culars which seem to promise the
farmer everything, but really promise
him nothing. If as much thought and
skill were exercised in trying to con
vert sinners, we should be very near
"Stripped of verbiage and words
which darken rather than enlighten,
the scheme Is essentially as follows:
Such a company offers to lend you
money on good security at, say. 3 per
cent interest, and to allow you to re
pay the loan In easy monthly instal
ments on the amortization plan. This
sounds' alluring, and, "if you are not
too persistent In asking what you are
to get and when you are to get it. you
sign an application for a loan on these
favorable terms. In a few days you
receive from such a company a con
tract for the loan for xMch you ap
plied. The contract which you re
ceive Is duly signed by the officers of
the company. Then you realize that
the application signed by you and the
contract signed by the ofllcers of the
company together constitute a valid
contract, and that you are now tn Tor
"Under the terms of the contract
you are to begin at once paying off
the debt of. say. $1,000 at the rate of
$10 a month, but youTiave not got
your $1,000 yet. Moreover, you do
not know just when you will get it.
The only thing you know is lhat you
have got to go rffeht on paying $10 a
month. You have, however, the prom
ise that whenever the company has
the money to spare, you will get your
loan. Another way of saying the same
things Is that when your turn comes,
you will get it. This means that such
a company has not got the money now.
The Middle Finger.
Why Is the middle finger of our
hands so much longer than the little
finger, and why is the thumb so stubby
and short when it would be much more
convenient if it were longer? One has
to go way back not only centuries of
time to find the answer to this "Why
j it is?" In the history of mankind's
j beginnings we find that before man
taw even m u:iuu oi luauuii ne
used his hands as well as his feet to
Statistics are mighty dry reading
unless they happen to have a bearing
on your own personal welfare. If there
were any way to make mortality sta
tistics interesting to the general pub
lic much more might be accomplished
In tho way It improving the public
For Instance, have you any Idea
how many deaths occurred in the
United States during tho year of
1912? Aud do you know whether
the death rate per 100.000 population
is Increasing or diminishing each
In the "registration area" that Is,
the 63 per cent of tho population re
siding in states sufficiently concerned
with public health to keep reliable
statistics thrro were 38,251 deaths
from all causes. But don't worry; the
death rate per 100.000 is steadily and
surely diminishing every year, thanks
to careful vital statistics and public
health work based thereon.
Of the S33.254 deaths among 60.
427,000 people 90,000 were due to
tuberculosis, 80.000 were due to
pneumonia, 46,500 were duo to can
cer. This accounts for one-fourth
of the total deaths, but by no means
frees the -ommunity from tho re-1
sponsibillty of preventable disease.
Smallpox caused 1C5 of those
deaths In 1912, while that Infinitely
worse and more prevalent plague,
gonorrhoea, caused 219 of tho reported
deaths; you may imagine how many
thousands of unreportd cases were
rot.lly due to tho "black plague."
We are quoting hard facts, not es
timates. The United States Census
reports (Mortality statistics) contain
these facts. Figures do not He.
Typhoid fever caused 9.9S7 deaths
In 1912. The typhoid deaths per 100,
000 population were 16.5. Tills is the
lowest death rate from this preven
table disease ever recorded. It means
thut sanitation is graduallyy gaining
control of the public health. How-
ever, the rate fell off more rapidly In
the past three years than ever before,
and is undoubtedly due to anti-typhoid
vaccination which is now established
as a certain preventive measure.
One more abstract fact from the
statistics Is worthy of contemplation.
Of the 838,251 deaths from all causes
in 1912, over 200,000 occurred in child
ren under five years of age. At leaBt
half should have been saved by intelli
If we know, as Individuals or as cor
porate groups of individuals, that hun
dreds of thousands of deaths are pre-j
VSy Figures That Do Not Lie. lM i
FOR THE FARMER
land that there aro several other gen-
tlemen whoso turns come before yourB,
As fast as the company gets money it
lends It out to these men each In his
turn. When your turn comes, If the
compnny lasts that lung, you will get
"Now, where does tJX Ttlnd of com'
puny get the money which it Is going
to lend to you and tue other gentlemen
who have signed these contracts?
Why. it gets it from you aTTfl those
sime gentlemen, and from no one
else. Speaking to all of you collec
tively, it says, in effect, "Gentlemen
this company has no money of its
own, but if you will pay your money
into its treasury, wo will then bo glad
to lend it back to you. If you will give
good security, on very favorable terms,
"If such a company ceased getting
new contracts, it could not lend you
your thousand dollars until you had
paid in a thousand. " Jias no other
source of income, ani it can not cre
ate something out of nothing. If It
continues t get new contracts after
yours, then il can take the money paid
in by those who follow you to lend to
those who precede you. In this way
your turn may corne before you have
paid in quite the full atuount which
you expect to borrow. But those who
J follow you will have to wart still long.
er on that account It new applicants
should sign up rapidly and in large
numbers, and begin paying their good
money into the company, the company
may then be able to give you your loan
tolerably early. But that only post
pones the evil day. Those who fol
low you in such numbers, will have
to wait longer and longer, unless the
applicants should continue Increasing
in a geometrical ratio. But the longer
this sort of thing goes on the greater
will be tho smash when it comes.
"Unless you have been Initiated into
the mysteries of geometrical progres-
j sion you may imagine that this sort
cf tning can go on lnacnniteiy; dui h
you will take your lead pencil and
figure awhile you will find that in or
der that you may get your loair within
a year there must be about 10 times
cs many applicants next year as there
were this. In order that they may get
their loans within a year, there must
be 10 t'nies as many applicants the
following year as next year, and so
on indefinitely. Now. ir there are 1.
000 applicants waiting for loans this
year, in 10 years there would" have to
be, at this rate. T6,nOO,000,000,000 new
contracts In the 10th year. Tliis is
nearly 7.000 times he present popu
lation of the earth."
walk. Now if you will spread your
fingers on the floor as if you were go
ing to stand on them you will see what
a good arrangement it was to have the
fingers of different length; they give
a well balanced support that fingers of
equal length could not give. So it was
to help prehistoric man and not man
of the 20th century that nature give us
fingers of varying length. Wisconsin
ventable by scientific measures, yet
fail to apply those measures by reason
of indifference and penury, what exten
uation shall we offer for our sin of
omission before the court of last re
Questions and Answers.
Mrs. K. P. J. ask3. What Is the
cause of duodenal ulcer ? Can it be
cured without operation?
The causo 13 not positively known
cases can be treated successfully by
special feeding and long continued rest
J. J. ask3: Kindly auvire what can
bo done fur a paraffine injection put
in four years ago, aud which now
seems to lump together aud force its
You neglect to say whether It was
put in the ciothespress or tho dimple
of your cheek. Send all details and
we will try to advise you. Also sign
your letter If you expect an answer.
m m m
Anxious would be obliged for a treat
ment for body lice.
Bake all your clothes In an oven. Boll
all underclothes, sheets, pillow-cases,
towels. Powdered sulphur may be
sprinkled in all tho seams of clothing.
Apply not oftener than once In 24
hours a u per cent ointment of car
bolic acid to tho affected areas of skin
uathe at least once In 24 hours. If the
parasites are in the hair, soak the hair
in korosene. This will kill the lice. To
remove the ova ("nits) pull the hair
through a cloth saturated with vinegar.
Also make liberal applications of the
B. A stamped addressed envel
ope will bring a personal reply to your
Miss E. K. Vour question Is out of
F. B. A. writes: Tho other day
you talked of high Mood pressure.
Is there any cure for that condition?
High blood pressure arcomnsnies
various functional and organic dis
eases. The high pressure may always
be relieved, if that is deemed neces
sary or w-lse, but as for a cure, this
must depend on tho conditions which
have brought about the symptom of
Jock MoChesney, the hero of Edna
Ferber's "Personality Plus," may
thank Ills remarkable mother for a
very enviable Inheritance. That the
young man's personality almost
equals In fascination his mother's Is
agreed by all who have read these
delightful stories. Much of "Person
ality (Plus" has appeared serially In
the magazine!. The true Edna Fer
ber fan will be happy however to
have them all In book form. To
those who have not been bo fortunate
as to meet these delightful people in
the magazine pages it is urged that
they procure the hook at once. It
contains an excellent mixture of hu
mor, cheer and good horse sense. And
the reading of It through can't fall to
benefit many such another cock-sure
young man as 'Jock McChesney.
(Frederick iA. Stokes company).
"Demosthenes and the Days of Ear
ly (Greek Freedom," by A. W. Pick-ard-Cambridge,
Is - an admirable and
scholarly study and relates the story
of the man and his age with all com
pleteness. .The author has shown
every regard for the original author
ities and when dealing with matters
that are frequently disputed by stu
dents he shows excellent Judgment
and seems content to abide by Vie
ideas and conclusions most prevalent
among the best historians. The book
is a new contribution to the "Heroes
of the Nations' series. (Putnams).
Mary Brecht Pulver is the author of
the "Spring Lady," a new novel pub'
lished by the Bobbs-Merrill company of
Indianapolis. Mrs. Pulver Is a new
writer and she Is offering the public
her first novel.
'The Honeymoon Flats"
Wanted: Four brides and four grooms.
For "The Honej-moon Flats"
Where no dogs or no pets are allowed;
Where the stairway Is silent.
With soft rubber mats.
And no babies or birds make a noise.
There my lady's white bedroom
Is surely a dream.
And the lovely wide porches are
All the hallways are silent
With cocoanut mats.
And no kiddies or birds can be seen.
Then hurry away to "The Honeymoon
And take one tomorrow and stay!
Til the garden of sunshine and roses
Is abloom with the blossoms of
I had .written the ad
For "The Honeymoon Flats"
When my mind wandered off in a
'Twas springtime oncemore.
And the springtime of life
And I strayed by a cool shady stream.
There are wolves in these woods!
All the people had said.
And so, down lhat sweet shady way
There kept by my side over bram
bles and logs.
My dear old faithful dog Tray.'
When wandering back In the twilight
My arms filled with Mayflowers and
There came on the night wind a shud
And a bark from my faithful dos
I looked in his eyes, aad that answer
I have not forgot to this day.
The wolves coming nearer,
A short warning bark.
And away sprang my dear old dog
We buried him there, In the shadow
At the close of the following day.
Then I took up that ad
For "The Honeymoon Flats,"
Ahd I crossed out a line and I say:
There is not a room in those won
That's too good for my faithful dog
Then hurry away to "The Honeymoon
And take one tomorrow and stay,
For canaries will sing!
In the sweet golden spring.
And pets o'er the flower beds stray.
HELEN K. KUAMKIt.
The most frequent cause of head
aches occurring during or after the
theatre is eye strain. People who use
the full energy of tha delicate eye
muscles to obtain perfect vision are
often unconscious of this strain. In
the theatre the continuou effort to
keep everything constantly focused
exhausts the nerve centers and head
ache results. The practice of seating
the audience in total darkness while
they are staring Into an Intensely
lighted stage is another serious fac
tor. The pupils, being widely dilated
in the dark, admit the excess of light
from the stage, often producing irrita
tion of tho eyes which last sometimes
Those subject to headaches should
never sit where it is necessary td raise
the eyes to watch the stage. This un
natural position of the eyes is very
tiresome even to those who never have
trouble at other times. Journal Amer
ican Medical Association.
"Tell me what you eat. and I will
tell you what you are," boasted an
"Well. I ate a Welnh rabbit and a
lemon pie last night."
"You're simply a fooL" Kansas City
The Daily Story
The Boy Next Door By Frank M, O'Brien.
Copyrighted. 2914, by Associated Literary Bureax
Two little houses side by side m
whut the rest of the city called "Shan
tytown" held two boys who had known
each other all their lives and who had
until novr lived those lives exactly the
From veriest brathood tne red head
of James Doberty and the black head
of James Moore hod bobbed along to
They had dived from the same string-
piece on the docks, drunk from the
same ink bottle at school, and each
had honored the Great Telegraph com
pany by entering its service on the
But now their lives had come to a
fork in the road and separated, for,
though each lay with closed eyes In
his respective little attic room in his
respective little house, James the Bed
was only thinking, thinking hard, but
James the Black was dying dying
In the abstraction caused by grief
for his friend, however, James the Bed
had censed to be useful to the messen
ger service of his employers.
There was nothing to do but loaf,
cud the Bed could not stand off the
fascination of sitting at his window
watching the Black's window and lis
tening for the scream that came at in
tervals from the sick boy.
When Jimmy went downstairs to
supper his mother told him that Jimmy
the Black was still alive.
At S o'clock James the Bed found
himself with enoujih conrage to go to
the Moore door, lie wanted to see
"Nobody can see him, the doctor
says," said Mrs. Moore.
As Jimmy turned to go Dr. Whlffer
came out, very young and very Impor
tant. He ran quickly down the steps of the
front stoop and started up the street.
James the Bed went after him.
He wanted to know whether Jimmy
would get well whether something
couldn't be done about the screaming.
But just as the questions were
framed an obstacle came from a saloon
"DRrSK IT QUICK I" HE SAID.
doorway into the doctor's path, and the
doctor, seeing no way to dodge, stood
"Good evening, Jameson," said Whif
fer, knowing he was about to have
alms wrung from him,
A loan, Jameson called it
Had he not been the patron of the
young doctor in the first days of his
own decay as a practitioner, the days
when Whlffer was struggling up and
he was struggling down? Whlffer, not
an ingrate, had a dollar to spare.
"Patient in the neighborhood?" ask
ed Jameson, to show a dollar's worth
of interest In his young friend.
"Boy with typhoid pneumonia," said
"I used to have lots of 'em," said
Jameson. "They're usually tough Jobs
"This is fcad," replied Whiff er. "Touglt
youngster, but it's hard to beat the
disease off when it has malnutrition
on its side. A poor family like this
can't afford to have a trained nurse
to pump in the strychnine when the
heart begins to go. If he holds out
tonight he'll pull through, I think."
j Jameson's eyes, pale and wet as they
were, kindled remlnlscently.
"I had to tackle a case in camp once
when there wasn't any strychnine to
use when the crisis came," he said,
"and nothing else in the drug line was
"I found a enre out of my own
noodle," continued the rummy one. j
"When the man was fading and I had j
to do something, champagne was han
dy, and I poured about a quart of it
into him. Well, I remember poking
tho fizz Into the fellow at 4 oVJock in
the morning nnd nobody about to dis
pute my Juugment," he said as he
Jainea the Bed stood stm. What ho
had learned was discouraging.
He wandered the streets untn 10
o'clock and then went home.
Ills mother hud more news of the
patient. Jimmy the Black was very
weak, but his fever seemed to be go
ing down, and he slept most of the
James the Bed went to hia room,
made ready for bed, put out his light
and went to nit at the window which
looked upon the sickroom.
And so, watching and listening, he
fell asleep. At last, dreaming he was
weeping, he woke. One o'clock and
imrfcness. too. but for the lamp
through the open window in the room
of James the. Black.
Ko movement was there, for th
tired women, finding their boy asleep,
had crept away to the rest they netd.
ed bo much.
James the Bed put on bis shirt in1
his uniform, cap ami all. From a cot.
ner he dragged a pnir of old canvtg
shoes, rubber soled.
From a cigar box in a closet em t
revolver which must bare coat $lo
when it was new end which ha4
nothing on the happy day when yonn
Mr. Doherty captured It in honorable
It -wouldn't shoot, and James the
Red knew it, but he was going to
James the Eiack peaceably if beconid
If not, then by force of arms.
The surreptitious entrance appealed
to him more than the lond and dn
matic, hence the sneakers.
He left his own bouse wlthont sonnd
or challenge and from the yard sorrey.
ed the Job to be done. It was simple.
Across the street was the boose cf
Uenkel, the painter, and Henkel tsi
every style ladder but Jacob's. James
the Bed chose one twelve feet I005.
He crept to the sidewalk and snr
veyed the street No sound therefore
He lugged the ladder to his own
yard and, staggering, raised the end
to the window where the light burned.
The ladder, as if a conspirator, never
creaked, and presently tho Bed poked
his head into the dimly lighted room.
On the bed lay the wraith of his
friend, hollow cheeked and white a
sight that made the Bed's throat close.
He crept Into the room, silent aa a
thief and feeling like one. Not until
he bad reached the head of the bed did
The sick boy's eyelids rose slowly as
If the weight of death had been on
them, and his eyes, dull of expression,
moved toward the intruder.
" 'Lo. Jim!" he gasped.
Then his eyes closed again as if the
effort had been great.
"How d'ye feel?" Jim asked. Tbe
eyes slowly opened again.
"I'm all cool now," said Jimmy faint
ly. "I've been so hot, and now I feel
sleepy awfully sleepy."
The eyes closed again, but the boy In
tbe bed spoke once more.
"Why do all the flowers have stars In
them T' he asked dreamily.
James the Bed bad watched his ova
cousin die months before.
Out of the window he went and
down the ladder Into the street
It was raining in earnest and the
night was black.
James the Bed stepped, into it and
rwas swallowed up. ' ,
An hour went by.
The eyelids lifted weakly.
James the Bed knelt on the floor, bat
not In prayer.
He had taken a blanket from tbe bed,
and in its folds was something with
which he struggled.
He twisted and wrenched and his
face contorted in unison with his wris
An explosion, muffled by the blanket,
announced bis triumph.
He held a glassful of foaming. Jump
ing stuff to Jimmy's face.
"Drink it quick!" he said.
"I never take no boose," said James
the Black. "I never will touch It"
"This ain't booze," said James tbe
What was a lie to him now?
He put his arm around the Black'
shoulders and, lifting his head, poured
the stimulant between his. lips.
The sick one made a face. lie took
the next dose In silence and, when the
third was ready, took it with a little
"Jimmy," he whispered twenty min
utes later, "feet gettin' warmer now.
Give s'more medicine!"
But Jim, with the caution of a nurse,'
withheld tho flagon. It was half
empty, and he guessed that that
The first of dawn showed throo?u
"I'm going, kid," said James the
Bed. But James tbe Black made n
reply. He was snoring.
He was still snoring when Dr. Whlf
fer came nt 5 o'clock and gave a ver
dict that mode Mrs, Moore weep witli
In the complaint book of a police sta
tion was written, synchronously with
the beginning of tbe Black's convales
cence, an article from tho pen of one
Sergeant Mulqueen, famed for tis
"An undersized young man In mes
senger boy's uniform rang the btse
ment bell at the home of Henry Z
Carstnirs, 29 Remington avenue, early
this morning nnd, flourishing a pistol
held up the butler and forced him to
give him a bottle of champagne. Tbe
butler says the fellow looked like
Newspapers of the day, fn an ttto
to gild the rhetorical lily, added that
Mr. Carstnirs was a leading citiw
who founded the Great Telcirrar-h com
pany aud made a fortune tl reby.
19 in American
irn BiittHs tt IW-ims. Hewitt". D,!r
Pamtopa. X. V. tN-neral Br"
goyn' British army dc-fif W
American forces under Ueneral
!S Battle of Winchester. Va. Gen
era! &herkla&'B furors ttak
Genera! Kri.rii camp ahoot
and at ntsrhtfall th Confederate
were defeated and lu retreat
ISSl-Jamcs Abrum Gardeld. twen
tieth president of the United State,
dted at Kl heron. N. J from result
of a pistol wound inflicted by h
assassin Gtiiteau July 2: born lSL
AU the newa all the time The Aru