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THE ROCK ISL.AXD ARGUS. FRIDAY. OCTOBER 6, 1911.
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Friday, October 6, 1911.
Eastward tie baseball pennants take,
The farmers will al30 soon be kill
And none of the candidates 'dare
Claim XiorJmeT's support.
We wish the Indians would hurry
along with that summer.
With eight candidates for. governor
Illinois can do some selecting.
How will Senator Cullom vote on
the Lo rimer case the next time?
The July prayers for rain were an
swered in September and October.
Anyway, the Krupps will make money
out of the international shooting af
frays. Meantime, a movement should be
started for the conservation of guber
There was no sign of a financial de
pression in Wisconsin when Uncle Ike
Stephenson ran for senator.
Votes In Mexico can be se.cnred for
25 cents. "Mercy," says the man from
Danville, "what cheap skates."
Had Taft acted as wisely in the Bal
linger case as he did in the Dr. Wiley
matter the 13, OIK) mile trip would not
Maybe Secretary Wilson is hanging
around until President Taft hm: !
him a pretty letter, such as ht.
The glories of our versatile dim.-. ..
were never better depicted. One u;
we wear a sweater and an overcoat
and the next we turn on the electric
A Chicago minister criticises Gover
nor Wilson for his attack on the old
church hymns. They say they will
make "Beautiful Isle'' a campaign is
tue. Nothing so evidences the corrupt
ing greed for money as the attempt of
millionaires, who have lucre to burn,
to smuggle goods into the country
without paying the legitimate duties.
The American Society of Refrigerat
ing Engineers has just brought its an
nual convention to an end In St Louis.
Is Hon Charles Warren Fairbanks a
corresponding member of this cool !
and temperate body?
A Chicago man tried to commit sui-;
cide in the Lincoln park lagoon, but
found it so chilly he w aded out again.
Some folks are mighty finicky. They!
would rather live than die, unless the'
water is heated to a particular tern- j
Senator Stephenson, of Wisconsin,
before the senatorial Investigating
board. te.-tir.erl that he spent ocer
HOO.C'i'O preceding his election to the
senate, but he declares that he did not
know personally hw the money was
expended. He intrusted it uso to
those who were conducting his
palgn, and it st ems that he did not re
quire any account in,; for the fur. us he
so lavishly expended. If this is a valid
excuse for the wrongful use of money
in an r!c tien. any niir.ioii.iire nht
band out to Lis '.unpaid n managers a
few t!;o-.is-a:i ! iiL;!, Lt d tvil th- :n to
use the n;oLt- accrcing to their best
juc.-ei:t. .ii.il then the millionaire
cotild s.iy, ;f corn:: ti. n or fraud devel
oped, that he was n" cecal Kant of the
fact rtiLt ibi r.cy was t- ir.g used for
the pur; "Si- of bribery, or in othet
The Losun of Joseph.
Senate f Jchn i-'hurp Wiltlams is ad
vising I'.e t.'irnit rs of the scuth to take
a leaf out ci the experience of .Icsth.
the gn at rrc-r.ier of Egj pt. and held
their cotton for higher prices. It is
' true that Jrivp:-. ; r- vai'.ed on Fhan ah
to eatry ever th.- crops of bis "fat '
and "lea a" years, hut was it a purely
philanthropic :ic:i':.:t If we are to re
lieve the scrip? urt it was a "comer"
pure and s-impio from whirh r.cboiy
got the rroti: hut Pharoah himself.
The poor mr.n who came i.f:er c in end
couldn't pay the prico. lui-h: to and
starve. It must Le rc-me inhere J that
Joseph had a "tip" as to what v. as com
ing, and t! re are even historians r.ni
archaeologists who accuse him of ad
vising the government as to the civer-c;-L
of the Nile feeds so as to produce
a ihortage in the wheat ere;-. Tuif,
be. .ever, is mere conjecture, and we
,can stick to the bible story ani still
tew u was tlat the goverEunt-at
monopoly of the Egyptian wheat crop
worked to the "benefit of the few and
the damage of the njany.
There is no particular harm In any
individual farmer holding the crops that
he does not have to sell, but an organ
ized conspiracy to control the market
is as bad as anything Wall street or
the Chicago board of trade ever did.
Prairies Will Blaze.
Chicago Record: Herald: Colonel
James, Hamilton Lewis announces
himself as a democratic candidate for
the United States senatorship and
hopes to succeed Shelby M. Cullom at
Colonel Lewis states that he will be
gin about the first of the year an ac
tive campaign which shall take him
into every county of the 6tate. The
winter blasts will be tempered by the
warm breezes of the colonel's forensic
eloquence, and the snowy fields of the
Illinois farm lands will be lit up by the
Irdiatlon of his effusive personality.
The colonel has brought home a
number of ideas from his summer's
trip to Europe and is eager to try
them on the patient, inter-bound list
eners down-state. He appears to have
planned a shuffling of all available
funds, public and private, hither and
yon. He will not act in haate. but he
has put in a lot of time, getting up his
issues, and he intends to make himself
felt. He is going to be like the bene
ficient wind in the fairy tale which
blew everything into the right place.
The wind caused a sensation and stir
red up considerable confusion.
Let ns wait and see whether Colon
el Lewis' cyclonic sweep of oratory
wUl do the same.
In a few months the sugar trust ar
bitrarily advanced the wholesale price
of sugar from $3.75 to $7.50 per 100
The same grades of sugar as were
quoted $7.25 7.50 in New York last
week, were quoted lCs CdCJIGs 10d
($3.&6S4.05) in London.
The trust agents made the excuse
that the prices had to be raised be
cause of a prospective shortage In the
sugar beet crop in Germany.
But despite the fact that the raise
of 100 percent in the price of sugar in
America was attributed to a shortage
in the European crop, people who were
canning fruit in England were paying
only 4 cents per pound for sugar
while people in the United States were
paying 8 and 9 cents per pound!
It is estimated that when the sugar
t t raises the price of sugar 1 cent
per pound it means an added annual
profit of $70,000,000!
And now, after the trust has reaped
a fabulous sum in profits wrung from
the pockets of the consumers, it is an
nounced that the crop shortage will
; hp as serious as expected.
fact of the matter is, fear of a
1 boycott has forced the trust
M a trifle.
. j:-t weigh these facts for a moment,
. r. Consumer. Don't blame the retail
or. Just consider what trust rule
Concreta Ports and Big Guns That
Protect Our Sea Line.
The modern seacoast fort is. a bat
tery whose guns are protected in front
and Cank with enormous monoliths of
concrete, covered, in the sides exposed
to the fire, with sand enough to de
flect projectiles before they reach the
concrete, says the Engineering Maga
zine. Deep down in the interior of
thuse huge masses of stone are placed
the magazines and operating rooms re
quired for the service of the batteries.
They are simply caves in stone, arti
ficial, to be sure, but as permanent as
the everlasting hills. It is weird and
uncanny to reflect that In one of those
caves, scintillating with the highest
resources of science, men stand over
a drawing board on a table and prac
tically see and plot on a chart every
movement and position of the ships of
a hostile fleet and flash forth to the
gunners in the open such instructions
for pointing their guns as enable them
to make consecutive bullseyes on a
target 0,PG0 yards away or from groups
of gre.it twelve inch rifled mortars to
mako 47 per cent of hits with flocks
of I reject ties rn the deck of a moving
target anywhere within range.
It is vastly important that such
iwms bo mtule as comfortable es pos
sible for the strained human intel
lects working out their country's de
fence within them. Itut to make them
comfortable is a ditnoui problem. In
the United States the first modern bat
teries were completed during an
exutroncy caused by the war with
Si'-iin. Kut since their completion
ihtrif.g the warm and humid months
of summer c"d early fall their gal
leries, inaa.-ires and service rooms
reuk with moisture. Water stands In
preat heads upon the walls and ceil
ings, from which it drips down to form
great pools upon the l)iKrs. and they
are not safe places for either human
beiugs. ammnnition or mnferial of war.
To remedy the evil many expedients
have l-en tried and much valuable
experience gained. But the problem
is Itset with diiueulty.
FALLS ONLY TO RISE.
An Experiment Which Shows a Cort of
Perpetual Motian Effect.
A r.cvel experiment in the demon
stration of perpetual motlun is to be
performed simply. A g!ass beaker
about six inches high and four inches
In diameter is filed with water to
the height of about four and a half
inches, sind two and one-half to three
ounces of commercial aniline are add-c-d.
which will sink to tbe bottom of
The temperature of the beaker and
its contents is now raised to 170 or
175 degrees Fahrenheit by means of a
burner, wiien It vii; be observe! that
the aniline- will rise to the surface of
the water, from which it will hang in
a mass of curved outline. Almost im-
"Straws show which way the wind
Also "As th twig is bent the tree's
Which remarks are a prelude to a
Kttle story of something that happen
In a certain backyard is an array of
sunflower stalks surmounted by sun
flower heads gone to seed.
In that yard, yesterday, gathered
four small boys, the eldest not over
"Oh, look at all those sunflower
seeds," cried one. "Let's get some."
"What for?" Inquired another.
"Aw, donchu know they're good to
eat?" said the fir3t boy.
"Huh! They're worth a lot of
money," said another. "You feed 'em
to parrots and chickens. Let's get all
we can and sell them. Say, there's
hundreds and hundreds of seed 3 there.
We can sell some and plant some and
have hundreds and hundreds more
grow -and sell them and make all kinds
of money out of 'em."
"But you musn't take the black
seeds," broke in one of the tots.
"Who cares!" scoffed the financial
one. "We can sell 'em anyway and
make lots of money. It's money that
"Let's ask the lady if sjie'll let us
have some," suggested the timid one.
"Aw, you don't need to ask her,"
said one of the others. "We can just
take what we want and she'd never
know the difference. Anyway I don't
believe she wants 'em, or she would
n't a cut 'em down and left 'em laying
around like this."
"All right. Let'f get busy," said
one of the other youngsters. And
then and there was formed the nuc
leus of another trust; object: Money,
no matter what happened to any
body not in the combine.
Now where do those children
learn that sort of thing?
Remember, not one of them is
over five years of age.
And their parents, if they heard
the conversation, would probably
think they had the smartest children
in the world. i
mediately the suspended aniline com
mences to alter in shape, and grad
ually a large drop an inch or more in
diameter detaches itself from the
mass and falls through the water.
And now, the detached drop having
fallen to the bottom of the beaker,
comes the surprising part of the ex
periment. The fallen drop is seen
gradually to rise to the surface, where
it joins the mass from which it pre
viously broke away. At once another
drop commences to form and, having
become detached, falls and rises in the
BIGGEST LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER IN WORLD
WEIGHS 455 POUNDS; HAS 70-INCH GIRTH.
HE WFIGHS VlwWAr-.jrf UiavM
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Clarence C. Horn t f Bu.itia, Ky., is the largest locomotive engineer
in tte -urid and he's proud of it. He is thirty-three years old, weighs
4o5 poar.ds. and measures s-v,ty inches around the waist. At twenty
five, when he began railroading, he was a mere shadow, weighing only
-iiiiounds. He has been married fi ve years.
When children grow up with the
idea that "it's money that counts,"
and believe that in the getting of
it one is privileged to put aside con
sideration for others, it is not to be
wondered that business methods are
unscrupulous and that honest legis
lation and enforcement of laws seems
to be impossible.
Money is one of the necessaries of
our present manner of living, but
when parents talk money before
their children until the little minds
are saturated with the Idea that
money is the only thing that counts,
those parents axe creating a condi
tion which will react upon them
selves as surely as old age overtakes
The father who rears a son with
the idea that money is everything,
must exoect to be shoved aside when
h becomes an exnense to that eon
! The mother who is abandoned when
she is old and helpless, is the mother
whose daughters grew up in tne be
lief that the things money brings are
the only desirable things.
It isn't "cute" for babies to talk
fina-noe. It wasn't cleverness or a SU
perior intelligence that made the tots
want to steal the sunflower seeds and
sell them, even though, in their ig
norance they thought the "black
ones were poison."
It was the cupidity and unscrupu
lousness engendered by parents who
planted the seeds of false ideals in
their expanding little brains.
Those boys had learned only to ap-
nreciate the money worth of the sun
flower seeds. They couldn't see the
beauty of the flowers that lay dor.
mant in the little brown particles
They didn't care about the usefulness
of the seeds as food.. They didn't
consider the rights of the woman to
whom they belonged. Their laeas
were entirely sordid.
There's something wrong when ba
bies' thoughts run on money gain. I
wonder if the angels aren't weeping
when they hear childish tongues
prattle of dollars and cents Instead
of the wonderful, beautiful things
that are everywhere about us.
We must all get into the money
fight soon enough. Can t we pre
serve our homes and our little ones,
in a measure, from sordidness ?
same manner as the previous drop.
So long as the temperature of the
water is maintained at 170 degrees
Fahrenheit or over this procedure con
tinues indefinitely. Spokane Spokes-man-IIeview.
In These Degenerate Days.
"null." exclaimed the yardstick ci
It moved rapidly over the bolt of
cloth, "you're not all wool."
"That's nil right." retorted the bolt
of cloth; "you're not a yard long,
either." Chicago Tribune.
9r 9VCAJ M. SMITH
FASHION'S CAPRICE' AND WHY
rpHE newest styis la derby hats
is not a handsome lid
And no Improvement on the one
That last year bald spots h'.d.
But It Is different; that's the point
That carries all the weight.
A fellow has to purchase one
Or else be out of date.
The old on may be good enough
In fact, not soiled a bit
And freeb and nobby aa tbe day
It made Its first big hit
But It would never do to wear, '
For naughty boys would say
As down the street the owner strode
"There comes another Jay."
And that Is, as you well may guess,
Tbe purpose of the change.
And when you come to work It out
It doesn't seem so strange.
It is not that your head may be
Protected from the blast.
But that the easy profits may "
Come sliding thick and fast.
And that's the very reason why
The styles so fickle are.
That new ones we may buy the while
The old ones get a Jar.
Utility, art. comfort, use.
Have not the faintest show.
It's that the profits may increase
That styles are on the go.
On to His Job.
"What Is Brown doing now?"
TIe la a special investigator."
"How Is he getting on with
"He lant succeeding at all."
"Too bad! Why not?"
"He Is paid not to."
"She has lovely changeable eye3.
Sometimes they are a deep brown, and
again they are a bewitching hazel."
"My brother Bill can beat that"
"Can he, though ?"
"You bet he can. Sometimes he goes
away in the morning with the most in
nocent pair of bine eyes and comes
home with both of them black."
Helps a Lot.
I have no use for Brown."
"He is a lightweight In intellect-"
"Oh, bnt yon must remember that
he has an obese bank account and al
ways has the weight of it with him."
v Aim to Please.
"You are so selfish, dear."
"Well, don't you like to see me well
taken care of?"
Not Improved With Age.
"lie used to make love to me."
"I wouldn't think it."
"He does it so badly now."
In youth her beauty captivates.
We later ask if she can cook,
But older grown we fish around
And try to see her pocketfaook.
It is a dreadful disappointment to a
Jealous woman to fiud that her hus
band's new stenographer is cross 'eyed,
red headed and thirty-eight.
Misery loves company, but she
doesn't want the company to giggle.
Ir you warn. LO lUHte a numju luis- t
erable tell her that her gown doesn't j
fit. If you would make a man miser- j
able tell him that you bad his symp- ;
toms Just before you acquired typhoid j
Comparisons are odious. That's why
her dearest enemy tells a wom:m that
Mrs. Brown has real race on her new
We are always soiTy to believe aa j
ugly story on a friend, but we are apt j
to carefuliy inquire Into all the details, j
The woman is heroic who can look ,
care free and watch her husband bet :
a month's salary on a ball game. i
When the young man doesn't bring j
either flowers or candy to the ir;rl her j
mother thinks he is serious, but her
sister knows he is Just plain stingy. j
When a woman begins moving op I
the social scale she keeps a maid in-
stead of a hired girl. j
When a man doesn't hurry through 1
his work to go to the ball game his !
friends remark that fce is breaking t
A man may make the office boya j
Jnmp rt the sound of his voice and yet !
not be nble to make the her.d of th !
coneern believe thnt the hin"s will 1
not be able to rim without hira.
Hoarseness In a child subject to
croup is a sure indication of the ap
proach of the disease. If Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy 13 given at once
or even after the croupy cough has ap
peared, it will prevent the attack.
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Too Much Annabelie. By Clarissa Mackie.
Copyrighted. 1911. by Associated Literary Bureau.
loung Gail Irving stirred his coffee'
and looked across the table at hii
pretty little wife. i
"Married three months, and this is
almost the first Sunday we have had I
to ourselves," he declared. "Nice to
be alone, isn't it, dear?"
Violet flushed uncomfortably and
avoided her husband's loving glance.
"It is lovely to be alone. Gail, but I'm
afraid you are going to be very much
disappointed" She paused signifi
cantly. Gall frowned. "Well, who is it this
time? Has my Uncle Frederick an
nounced that he will not enjoy his
Sunday dinner unless he eats it with
us, or has your Aunt Hannah decided
to shed the light of ber presence on
us for another fortnight?"
"Neither one. Gail. Don't be so un
kind. I "can hardly tell you. for, al
though you have never met her, you
have taken such a dislike to her very
"Not Annabelie!" ejaculated Gail.
Violet nodded defiantly. "I don't
think you ought to speak of my cousin
In that manner. I am sorry if I have
ever said anything about her that you
could misunderstand, for really An
nabelie Drage is a very sweet girl
and so clever! Why, Gail, I am such
a stupid little thing I am sure you
will be ashamed of me when com
pared to such a brilliant person as
Mr. Irving nodded. "Very likely,"
he said ironically. "When is she com
ing?" "She says," opening the sheets and
rustling them nervously, "that it will be
more convenient for her to arrive on
the 1:10 train and er that as it is
your day at home she assumes that
you will meet her."
"I'll be there," said Mr. Irving, with
a grim smile.
front room." said Mrs. Irving. "An- .
nabelle Is so fond of colonial furniture. J
and the little white bedroom is too j
. . . T 1 - 1. .1.1 1,.-, 1 .. W 1 1
liny, XL Will J1U L UULIX Utill mc uuwtt.i
she will bring, I dare say"
"How long will she stay?" put in
her husband feebly.
"I don't know a month perhaps.
Now. Gail, please don't look so hor
rified. I am sure you will enjoy An
nabelie, and when she leaves you will
miss her as much as I shall. You are
so much more clever than I am that I
know you will find my cousin con
genial. I shall stay in the kitchen
with Nora and cook the most fascinat
ing things while you and Annabelie
read Shakespeare and Tennyson and
talk learnedly about all those things.
Won't that be perfectly lovely?" Vio
let beamed at him over white hands
clasped under her rounded chin.
"Croat! Fine! Only, you see, dar
ling, I don't care for Shakespeare, and
I've never remembered a line of Ten
nyson except that one, 'In the spring
a young man's fancy lightly turns to
thoughts of love.' I read thnt v.-ben
I first met you, and, of course" The
remainder of this conversation had no
reference to the comiug of Annabelie
At 1 o'clock Mr. Irving walked slow
lynay, reluctantly to tbe little sub
urban railway station to meet the un
welcome guest. Ho had heard so
much about his wife's Chicago cousin
that he was quite prepared to believe
that her coming to his little home
would revolutionize his new happi
"Anythin;? but a highbrow!" he la
1 ented. "I can stand any sort of girl
ept the one that sets up to be a a
ho Is it? ah. yes, a Fortia. By Jove.
; er mere proximity Is influepdng me!
I'm talking about one of Shakespeare's
women," he smiled bitterly as he paced
the station platform.
"Iiooks like a storm," remarked the
"We're going to have very bad
weather," commented Irving gloom-i!y-"r.iip,
hall, snow: out look very
gloomy. I think it's going to be a hard
The roar of the approaching train
drowned any response the agent might
have eared to make. Gail Irving went
to the coach from which a solitary
woman was descending: was con
scious that an avalanche of trunks and
bags were beins hurled from the bag
gage car behind him and as the train
creaked into motion again fornd him
self staring at a rather good looking
young woman, carelessly attired, who
gazed back at him with frank inquiry
in her bright d.irk eyes.
"Violet's husband. I am sure," she
siid cordially, holding out a gloved
'Y'-, I'm Violet's nu-lsmd," repeat
ed Gail with parrotlike precision. .
"Thai's my only mark of id ntiry," If
added coolly. "I am p!ea:d to wel
corce f r. Irvimr' cousin. IT'.pe you
had a pleasant journey. I'll take your
trunk check nnd have it s ut up to the
"Here they are," nnd Mis Drage
thrust a sheaf of checks tow;;rd him.
"seven in all."
"F?vr-n!" echoed Gail h !p1-:'y, star
inr: . toward the platform where the
avlrinohe of tniLks had bc;iue a
mountain. "Ah. of course. I'll have
them sent to thp house. Vo'i don't '
mind walking the distance; it's only a
quarter of a mile."
"I fchnuld prefer to walk If it were
ten miies," said Annabelie easily.
"Hurry up, please; it's cold on this ;
"I beg your pardon." uttered Gall ;
hopelessly as he turned away.
During the short walk to the low
j ro.ftd cozy home the Irvings had built
I Miss Dr&i-e uitered not a word. Gail ;
i did not breais into the reverie that j
i seemed to envelop her. She walked !
: with a free, mannish stride that wa
; very obnoxious to Violet's husband. ;
' lie liked little, soft, feminine women :
with bronza brown tair .'.t.d dark bin '
I eyes. Anuabehe Drage wa tail and ;
i thin, with an almost too erect carriage, j
I viiht welcomed her with nervous
pleasure, while Gail escaped to the lit
tle room they had dignified by tho
name of library and which was his
own especial retreat. During the in
vasion of relatives it was the only
haven of refuge for both of the young
Now Gail tossed off his outer gar
ments and looked at the cozy little fire
his wife had kindled on the hearth.
"Bless her sweet heart!" he murmured,
somewhat mollified. "If it's any pleas
ure to her to have that walking owl
here I'll try to be dorent to hor."
At the noon dinner Violet presided,
rosily beautiful, timidly ditlhlent In
the presence of the guest. Miss Drage
greeted her host with an abstracted
Before the end of the meal he was
discussing the Fersian poets with such
fluency that his little wife was filled
to bursting with pride.
That was the beginning of Violet's
unhupplness, for every night after
dinner found Annabelie accompanying
Gail to the library, whero they dis
cussed art and literature and the sci
ences until poor little Violet, sitting
mutely by with her embroidery frame,
grew vaguely Jealous of the cousin
who was monopolizing her husband's
attention. The whole order of the
little home was changed to accord
with the leisurely habits of Miss Drage,
who regarded her cousin with tolerant
contempt. Once or twice she had
openly laughed at Violet's confessed
ignorance of some well known fact.
Gail had winced, but what had al
most broken the heart of his bride was
the fact that he made no effort to take
ber part. True it was that his smile
was coldly polite, but he had 6miled
and she was his wife.
Violet was wretchedly trying to
make up her mind to run away and
thus rid her husband of such a stupid
little helpmate. Every day she told
herself that if Gail had met Anna
belle first he would have married tho
brilliant collego girl iuslead of hor
cousin. If she went away perhaps
Gail could get a divorce.
One morning after Gail had caught
his train for town Violet and her
cousin were lingering over the lato
breakfast necessitated by Miss Drage's
luxurious habits. Violet hud passed
a sleepless night and looked miserable.
Gail had kissed her carelessly in fare
well, and she bad scarcely bad a word
with him since tho previotis morning.
Annabelie had playtd to him all the
evening played the pieces that Violet
usually played while he accompanied
her with the violin. The cousins ate
the meal in silence.
Nora entered with a telegram for
Miss Drage. Annabelie tore it open
and read it with u frown gathering uu
her dark forehead.
"I am called , homo at once. I must
pack my things, and you may send
them after mo," she said abruptly, ris
ing from the table.
A half hour later she had left tho
house, and her room was a chaos of
packed and corded trunks nnd baga.
Violet danced delightedly through tho
hail and suddenly paused with a
seared smile on her face.
What if Annabelie had gone to Join
Gail! Suppose the telegram had been
from him! She flew up the stairs
into Annabelle's room and searched
the waste paper basket fevcri-dily.
A handful of yellow scraps v;is her
reward, nnd shf carried tlietn down to
the library and spent an hour in piec
ing them together. When sh had
pasted the torn message Into Its orig
inal form she sat and stared at the
words, a growlug horror In her eyes:
Miss Annabelie Dru Hubui banvlllo,
If you have nver h;nt umallp'ix leave
tho iiouBO at once. Aim rotnln down.
Her husband coming down with
smallpox arid he would not Imvo
known save for this telegram to her
cousin! Violet's face dropped on her
arms, but was lifted eagerly as her
husband's step sounded In tho hall,
nnd instantly lie vas In the room and
her head was on Jils shoulder.
"Oh, you poor, pour thing'.'' she crled.
"You must go to bed at once. Gall,
and I will send for Dr. Wake. No on
shall unr.;e you but tne, and -why,
what are you laughing at?"
"My dearest," said Gail solemnly, "I
knew nothing save? the smallpox would
scare a selfish person like your cousin
Annabelie. und yet I didn't say I had
it. you know J11.1t reread the message.
We!!, I've come d j'.vn aflcr you!
Fa'k your trunk and let in run down
to Atlantic City for a few days und
recover from Annabel;-'.; visitation."
"I w.n sure you w-rf attracted by
her '-levf niewy." lamented Viol'-t. "and
I believed you wer-- lish.ltned of mo
!,. I am so simp!" and domestic
"That's why I rrnrri'd you." re-i:i:r!:-d
Gal! 'loft;'". "I adudre that
sort of women II id iei:g'i of Ad
n a belie, or shall we send for her to
"Ob. I forgot I rr.nt t'le;,ljonc for
the man to come after h'-r tuniks!"
said Violet, aaJ sv Gail had 'is an
swer. Oct. G in American
1?-J0 Harriet lio-.-.ier. noted sculp
tress, born; died 1;',S.
Ifcy; General .tol.n li. Gordon was
chosen govern' r of Georgia.
1000Dr. Abboit I.au retire Lowell In
augurated pres'dent of Harvard.
Modesty Is oe of the sweetest and
most desirable qualities one can jos
sess. and yet too much modesty hln
(.'(ri fcd'-'.'mcem- nt. Wh'-u this quality
!s o verdev !!.pel it a r.ta-;oDlzea aggres
siveness, without which no great auc
ceiii can Le attained.