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THE ROCK ISEAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1912.
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Wednesday, February 21, 1912.
With his ears to the ground the
sage of Oyster Bay is listening to the
call of the Interests.
To insure first class paring see that
the specifications are right and that
the Inspector is honest and knows his
Perhaps the senate's opposition to
penny postage is due to a realization
that some people write too many fool
ish letters already.
Fire in Lisbon this week liberated
1,500 bulls that were being prepared
for the arena,' and for a time every
street in the Portuguese capital looked
like Wall street.
The supreme court of Madrid has
practically reversed the decision
against Kranciitco Ferrer. The heirs
of the martyr now will get his confis
cated property, but the correction of
a legal Injustice cannot give him back
The Rockefeller Sanitary Commis
sion, working In the southern states,
has treated 140,000 persons for hook
worm and Las diffused knowledge of
sanitation where there was great need
of it. The hookworm eliminated from
tbe south, the "pore white" will have
TI1K WORLD DO MOVE.
As Kev. Mr. Jackson, the noted col
ored divine, once said, "Behold, the
world do move."
Tbe Maucbu dynasty, which has oc
cupied the throne of China tor nearly
three centuries, bas passed away and
given place to a republic. Some peo
ple have the lmpresaiou that all his
tory Is already made, but this is a
mistaken idea, for history Is being
n-ade every day. Wlt'alu the lives of
many people now living and scarcely
. being counted as old. there has been
perhaps more history made than in
an equal period since tbe existence ot
The establishment of a republic in
China shows the onward march of,
- and gain of the republican idea of
' government, which eventually must
. spread over the entire world. It is
- only a question of time when kings
' and queens will be no more and those
out of date ideas of government will
cease to exist.
- MR. ALSCHVLER'S CANDIDACY.
- On tbe occasion of the recent visit
' of Hon. Ben F. Caldwell of Springfield
to Rock Island, in furtherance of his
- candidacy for the democratic nomina-
tlon for governor, the people without
regard to politics paid blm the respect
becoming a man aspiring to eo great
an office. This was very proper,
a Today another distinguished citizen
of Illinois is in Rock Island in pursu
ance of the same mission that brought
Mr. Caldwell here. Hon. Samuel Al-
schuler ot Aurora is spending the day
In Rock Island and Moline, and this
evening will have an Id formal recep
tion at the New Harper. . He. too, is a
candidate for the nomination by his
party for the office of governor. Mr.
Alschuler, loo, is in every way quail-
- fled for the chief magistracy of the
. commonwealth of Illinois.
ltn an untarnished record as a
member of the general assembly of
Illinois In the late 90's. honored by his
party In the campaign of 1900 es the
standard bearer for the office he now
seeks, he ran 80.000 votes ahead of his
ticket, and he tanda today as one of
the foremost clUsens of Illinois.
Of his worth as a citizen, of his qua!
ideations for the office, of his high per
sonal character, his sense of honesty
and fairness and his ability the people
throughout the state are familiar.
Ifo Is In every way a model man,
such a man as the people naturally re
spect and delight to honor whether in
public or private life.
ADMISSION OF A MONEY TRUST.
It was recently conclusively shown
that seven New Tork banks, with in
terlocking directorates, have deposits
equal to one-fourth ot all the money
of aU kinds In the country, and how
this control gave these seven banks
potential control ot money and
The Minneapolis Journal now recalls
the speech ot George M, Reynolds, a
leading banker of Chicago, delivered
at Denver fast (all. In which he ac
knowledged the existence of a money
trust. In this language:
"I believe the money power now lies
In the hands of a dozen man. I plead
gUUy to being one, tn the last analy
f of these men. It Is a responsibility
tLt I do not want to continue because
I have no outlet. I hare no place, to
wblab I can tarn in time of need to
discount tho paper which roar banks
must at times send to me."
As the seren New Tork banks con
trol the clearing house ot that city, so
their correspondent tanks ta Chicago
control the clearing- house In that city.
and thus the control of New York ex
tends directly to an central reeerre
cities, and to all other cities.
banking system which admits this
Is Tldous and wrong and ought to be
changed. But that the Aldrlch scheme
or the national reserve association
plan would be any better, would de
liver the country from a legalized
money trust there is certainty as to
the former, that it would not, and well-
developed doubt that the latter would.
MAJOXQ A TOWS.
Promoters with options on 24,000
aores of corn and pasture land are
going to put what is to be known as
Dallas City on the map of nillnois,
Just above the dam at Keokuk,
They will touch a match to the fire
works in a week or ten days and what
they'll talk will be that Dallas City
will be the manufacturing center of
the world by reason of the cheap pow
er cost obtained from the generation of
electricity at the dam.
Dallas City may or may not become
a great manufacturing center, but it
lr certain that the Mississippi valley
will become as great in industrial
wealth as today it is in agricultural
wealth. The manufacturing zone has
moved westward from the Atlantic as
civilization moved in the van of it.
The law of economy In production
drives the manufacturer nearer to his
Push and enterprise and the ability
to take advantage of the natural re
sources and to turn them to industrial
uses is what made East Moline, which
sprang up to bloom like a rose in the
The Mississippi river cities which
anticipate this movement now are
certain to be the Pittsburghs, Binning-
hams and Detrolts of tomorrow.
OXE TERM OF SIX YEARS.
The Roosevelt "third term" agi
tation is doing good in that it
pointing out not only the absurdity
of electing one man to a third term
consecutively or otherwise, but to the
absurdity of having these presiden
tlal upheavals so frequently with
their detrimental effects upon busi
ness for so long a period.
Tbe suggestion of having the pres
idential administration limited to
single term of six years has been re
lived, 'and is worth considering.
Two-term fights are always bitter,
A third-term battle such as the
Roosevelt mania threatens to precip
itate will be more so. During tbe
first term under the present sys
tem the president is the center of
political fight because he has a sec
ond term in mind and is continually
playing politics. This is obviously
detrimental to the public service.
As the Waterloo Courier correctly
points out, "if a president serves two
terms in office he must spend the
first four years pleasing the political
powers and even though, when elected
tbe second time he has four years re
maining in which to do what he be
lieves to be right, he cannot well
change the policies and the projects
which he launched during his first
term when he worked for the politi
cians. But If given six years with no
possibility cf reelection, every presi
dent's ambition would be to leave a
record which would stand out in his
tory and which would be vindicated
by tbe test of time. Insurgency and
factional bitterness for the mere sake
of gaining office would be reduced to
a negligible quantity while such move
ments for the purposes of pure reform
would be strengthened.
In the present situation there
would be no third term bugaboo, no
repudiation of the president because
of his lack of political strength and
no opposition to bis reforms except
from the opposite party. Because of
tbe second term precedent, the pres
ent campaign will have been carried
on three years before next autumn's
election. It would not have been so
If we had elected for six years with
no chance for reelection or repudiation
at the end."
HE WILL BE ARMY'S
..... : - ' :
CoL Oeonre T Smith. n f tt-i.
States Army, has been nominated aa
paymaster general with the rank ot
puiewuor iwmtu, col Smith la t
senior eotonei in tfc naw .-
ta now the chief assistant to tbe pay-
"""f aenermj. us was graduates
"wi nwi xrmc in ixto.
Washington The memorial foun
tain to Christopher Columbus being
constructed In front of the union sta
tion will be unveiled June 8.
Lieutenant General Sir Robert
Baden-Powell, head of the Boy
Scouts, Is doing the movement a
great deal of good by touring this
country and telling large audiences
the principles that are being taught the
Ever since the scout movement
started and was enthusiastically tak
en up by the boys, pamphlet have
been written, speeches spouted and
even sermons preached by those who
declared that this is simply a new
way of creating a standing army and
tbat our boys are simply being
taught to murder by the promoters
of the organization.
I am sorry to say that, along with
a good many socialists and some min
isters, a number of labor unions have
held this opinion and have done all
they could to crush the Boy Scouts.
But listen to what Sir Robert said
to an audience the other day:
"War is nothing more than legal
Among civilized nations warfare
should no longer be possible.
"It la a terrible thing to see wo-
nen and children sutler the priva
tions of a siege and he subjected to
shell fire the same aa men. It is a
great argument against war.
"Many think the soldier wanta
var. Ask the men who have seen
the most and they will be the most
strongly opposed to it.
' Savages may fight out their quar
rels with weapons, but civilized na
tions should know better."
The English war hero added a
strong plea for universal peace and
declared that when the labor inter
ests in the United States fully under
stood the aim of the Boy Scouts' or
ganization, the unions' objections
will melt away just as they did in
Nothing yet has done so much
good for the boys as this Boy Scouts'
organization. It is teaching the boys
the meaning of honor. It Is making
them resourceful, self-helpful and
able to help others. It is making
them understand that selfishness
should not rule any individual life;
tbat we all owe duties to our fellows
snd especially to those weaker than
It puts a premium on true manli
ness and teaches the lads to respect
and uphold womanhood.
It has made bad boys good, kept
good boys from being bad and given
all the boys something to do to keep
cut of mischief.
It is giving boys a discipline which
every boy needs and which most of
our boys nowadays get neither in the
home nor the srhooL
BY ARTHUR WEST.
(Special CorreBponrtence of The Argus.)
Washington, Feb. 19. As a result
of the Payne-Aldrich tariff tax, every
person in the United States is pay
ing from 30 to 100 per cent more
for woolen clothing and blankets
than the resident of Great Britain
psys. And the woolen clothing put
out by the woolen trust is much in
ferior in quality to tbat sold in Great
William M. Wood, head of the
woolen trust, draws down the bulk
of the enormous profits extorted from
the American people.
Marten E. Pew, a newspaper man
v.'bo will not write an article unless
he bas the assurance that his paper
will publish the facts as he finds
them, was sent to Lawrence, Mass.,
to make an impartial Investigation
of tbe strike of the men, women and
children there. This is what be
wrote about Wood: j
A CVRIOIS PARADOX.
"The story of the career of Wil
liam M. Wood, president of the
American Woolen company, provides
"This man Is the oppressor of 150,-
000 miserable New England textile
workers; a few years ago he was one
of them. lie is pitiless in his fight
against the 30,000 strikers of Law
rence; in his youth he felt the sting
of hunger that these strikers now
"Fortune has smiled upon him and
he has grown enormously rich; be
declares that 1 4 and $9 per week is
enough for the men and women who
spin the product of his mills. -
It is said of George F. Baer, the
anthracite baron, tbat he sincerely
believes In his famous theory of the
divine right of wealth. J. Pierpont
Morgan was born to large fortune
and has never seen the poverty of
the steel slaves of Pittsburgh, though
It Is Inconceivable that he does not
know that It exists.
Other great captains of Industry
are so comfortable in their clubs and
palaces or so busy playing with the
fcibles of society that they may nev
er think of what Is happening beyond
the vision of their dividends.
KXOWS THE DISTRESS.
"Not so with Wood. He knows
these strikers are his neighbors.
Their distress he sees. Their cries he
"Wood's father was a Portuguese
immigrant. He labored in a cotton
mill and died of tuberculosis, a dis
ease common to cotton and wool
"The father's name Is believed to
hare been Alphonae Lehalr, or Le-
talr. Ho changed his name to Wood
V ,-.'V "LI" i
It is not giving the boys a military
education, preparing them tor war
and for killing each other. Rather,
it is preparing them to stand up for
each other as .brothers, to preserve
peace, to make life a saner and clean
er and more wholesome thing.
Ton never find a Boy Scout before
a Juvenile court judge.
It isn't the Boy Scout who throws
stones at your windows and then
ruas off with a derisive yell. If he
accidentally . breaks a window, he
must live up to the rules of his or
der and repair the damage, or he is
no longer a scout.
The Boy Scout isn't allowed to gibe
and jeer at an old man or woman,
no matter how queer they may look.
He's instructed to show courtesy to
tbe aged and the weak.
He drills and he wears a uniform
he goes on hikes and learns how to
cook; he studies his little rule book
and he must obey orders from his
superior officers. He Is ambitious to!
advance and win scout honors. All
this is mighty good for him and none
of it means for an instant that he is
being prepared to make an army to
fight for the capitalists or anybody
else, if a war should arise.
Any movement that will Interest
a boy must have action' in It, some
thing to stir his red blood and. arouse
To some people these things sound
The truth is, there is war about us
all tbe time a war as sinister, as
f tal to life and liberty, and reason
and joy, almost as bloody, as any
with battles recorded In history. It
is a silent war, industrial and social.
ith all humanity involved. And if
into this war we can send such
trained soldiers as our Boy Scouts,
soldiers who have learned honor and
kindness and helpfulness, we are go
ing to do a lot to mitigate the hor
rors of this awful, all-embracing
What matter the drill and the uni
form the mere form of the Boy
Scouts so long as the boys are in
terested and their attention held un
til they have learned the higher
Every mother who has her boy's
best interest at heart will encour
age him to be a Scout; and if she's
wise, she'll teach herself and her
daughters to be good Scouts, too.
The boy who has had drilled into
him, as a Scout, what is right and
wrong, and how his individual rights
pre affected by the rights of othere.
is going to make the best kind of a
citizen the right kind of a soldier
who fights for principle and not for
the blood of other mortals.
by order of tbe mill bosses who, in
those days, listed their employes by
name instead of number, and book'
keepers didn't like to fuss with
strange, foreign names.
"William quit school when his
father died. He got a job in the
Wamsutta mills. New Bedford. The
boy was quick to learn. After
while he entered a bank and learned
finance. Then he became treasurer
of a Fall River cotton mill. He
finally mastered the art of manufac
turing and assisted in tbe introduc
tion of shoddy cloth.
"Wood met and married the
daughter of Frederick Ayer, who had
made a great fortune out of patent
"Ayer had been buying mill stock
and the mills had not been prosper
ing. He backed his son-in-law with
millions, however, and by a combina
tlon adroitly managed tactics, jnclud
ing shoddy, schedule K and labor
crushing, Wood made Ayer'k fortune
Bwell to proportions that made even
the patent medicine game seem tame
FORMED WOOL TRUST.
"The son of the poor mill worker
became a millionaire and formed the
present wool trust.
"A few weeks ago he was in Wash
ington banqueting the standpat sen
ators and representatives and Taft':
tariff board, and pleading for tariff
protection for his employes.
, "Today he is in Boston giving out
statements that 'trade conditions do
not warrant' meeting the demands of
(the strikers who left their looms
1 rather than accept a cut in wages
averaging only 22 cents per week.
Wood says that no dividends are
raid on the common stock of his
company and 'only seven per cent on
The fact is that tbe common
stock is treasury stock and the com
pany has been stowing away an
enormous surplus, while the tariff
sailing was good.
"Wood is a dark eyed, black hair
ed nervous little man with a vain
conception of his power. to control
men his workers, stockholders, pol
iticians, editors, anyone and every
one who comes between him and the
"Wood works desperately hard at
his business game in and out of sea
son. It is said here that he keeps
at such a high nervous tension that
he cannot compose himself to sleep
at night until a massagist has oper
ated upon him."
Are the American people willing
to continue to contribute to Mr.
Wood by paying more for shoddy
than good woolen clothing sells for
in England, or do they want the tar-
iff on woolen reduced?
1r 9VJCAt t. SMITH
JF yon hope to be In the social swim
yon must see to It that your bath
tig suit Is In the latest mode.
The fellow who never gives np has
to be taken down occasionally.
There are persons who pass their
whole lives merely being poor rela
One thing about the future is tbat it
Is sure to relent and become tbe pres
The fellow who never gets ahead of
yon can't go back on you.
Tbe Lord loves a cheerful giver and
sometimes tries him out as a loser.
There are men who think they are
well dressed when they have combed
Some of our friends hare so much
human nature that we can't get along
with them at ail.
Some women say nothing so impres
sively that we wonder bow in the
world they ever learned so much.
Sometimes a man uses his name np
to such an extent by putting it to pa
per that he has to get a new one.
Who wouldn't go a-Marlng
When May Is not In slg-htT,
Who wouldn't cather daisies
When March Is sitting- tight?
Who relishes a snowball
When drifts are to the knee?
And who would give a farthing
For ice when It Is free?
Who wouldn't paint a landscape
When he Is called to plow?
Who wouldn't rather lecture
If set to milk a cow?
Who doesn't want bananas
When be must live on fish?
If fruit must be his diet
For fleshpots he will wish.
Who doesn't long for study
If work Is all the rule?
Who doesn't yearn for labor
If he must go to school?
One who Is In the country
Pines for the city's moll. "v
WhUe every urban dweller '
Is crazy for the soli
That pictures man all over
And true to life. In fact.
Whatever he is doing.
He doesn't like the act.
His ties are always bondage.
From which he would be free,
And he Is altogether
Contrary as can be.
"Do you believe in the recall
"I do not"
"But how about the corrupt Judge?"
"Oh. well, perhaps he might need it
But I was thinking bow much chaos
it might work. So many men have
been married by Judges."
Reversing the Action.
"He can cure a headache by an act
"I have a son who can almost do
"How close does he come?"
"He can start one by an act of will
when he doesn't want to go to school,"
The Real Offender.
"Do you think that play will live?"
"For what reason?"
"Nobody would kill a poor, defense
less play like that but I pity the au
thor it an audience ever gets at him."
Couldn't Stand It.
"I tried to get Johnson to go to the
bench show with me, but he refused."
"Don't you know why? He has eat
en so many sausages this winter that
it makes him nervous every time be
hears a dog yelp."
In Leap Year.
"I wouldn't marry an angel."
Wouldn't you, Maudle?"
"Is that a sly way of proposing to
Needed the Price Tag. -Are
you fond of music?"
"Nothing less than a dollar a tick
Bess Just hates that girL"
"How do yon know?"
"Didn't yon see how effusively she
The Bright Kid. -
Welcome to tbe sisterhood. .-
China, freedom'a newest baby!
Now get busy and saw wood.
Then will trouble vanish, maybe.
An attack of the grip Is often fol
lowed by a persistent cough, which
to many proves a great annoyance
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy bas
been extensively used and with good
success for the relief and cure of
this cough. Many cases have been
cured after all other remedies had
1 failed. Sold-by all druggists.
A Fool's Errand By Clarissa Mackie.
Copyrighted, 191L by Associated Literary Bureau.
Hal Marcy watched his cousin from
under lowering brows. Dick was
standing In tbe gunny window, his
mouth set In grim, obstinate lines.
"Wenr repeated Hal coolly.
"What is Itf growled Dick over his
broad shoulder. "
"Are yon going down to Scarsdale
after what Tve told you? Why, Alice
would only laugh in your facer
Dick turned sharply. rOh, no. she
wouldn't ehe's not that sort! She
might feel like laughing, but she would
hide it well," he ended bitterly.
"Why strain her, courtesy, then?
"May I ask whether this is my af
fair or yoursT Dick Corning was
white under his tanned skin.
It Is mine in a measure, was Hal's
insolent reply. He leisurely drew out
a cigarette case snd scratched a match
on a gold box. He spoke between puffs
of blue smoke that wreathed his dark.
thin face: "You know when you
mentioned yon were going down to
Scarsdale today I asked you (puff) if
you were going down to see Alice Wil
son and yon snapped put yes and I
knew why by the look of you there.
there, Dicky, don't get hot We all
catch it sooner or later like measles
and whooping cough. I bad a good rea
son for advising you not to go down
there. It's a fool's errand for you,
Dicky, my boy." '
"You mean that somebody else"
Dick's voice choked Into silence.
It comes pretty near being that,"
returned Hal somewhat vaguely. Then
rather condescendingly he added, "I
may as well drop you a hint, Dicky,
"AMCBl" HE GASPED.
boy even though she may not be for
you, you may be able to claim relation
ship with her some day see?"
Dick Coming's eyes blazed menac
ingly, and his big hands clinched tight
ly. His lips writhed into a strange
smile that was half a sneer.
"You mean that I may marry Alice's
cousin May and thus become her cous-
ln-ln-law?" he asked.
Hal Marcy winced. "No, I didn't
mean that, and you know it too. I
meant that the relationship would be
on the other side of the house."
"Oh, you mean that you expect to
marry May and we will be related to
Alice Wilson in tbat manner. Shall I
congratulate you, old man?" Dick's
gray eyes pierced the veneer of good
nature tbat bad covered bis cousin's
Quit your fooling, Dick," snarled
Hal, flinging away his cigarette and
preparing another. "I can tell you one
You have told me so many this
morning I am tempted to forego any
further infringement on your"
If you go down to see Alice Wilson
today you'll be making tbe mistake of
your life. You'll be making a fool of
yourself. Believe me that I have a
good reason for saying this."
Dick picked up bis hat, smoothed the
creases in the soft brim and settled It
on his fair head. "You've butted into
my affairs today in an unpardonable
manner. I have simply to say that I
am quite willing to bear any mortifica
tion that my harmless actions may
bring upon me."
As he closed the door be beard Hal's
impatient voice sending after Mm:
mi do it Just the same," gritted Dick
through his set teeth, and his keen
eyes had a vision then of beautiful
Alice Wilson telling him with tearful.
pitying eyes tbat she loved his cousin
Hal Marcy and that she would be a
cousin to him forever. '
"I'll be blanked If she will!" cried
Dick as he drove through the crisp,
cool air. "If she won't (and I know
she won't have a duffer like me) I
shall go around the world, and when I
Ind a good place in which to forget her
HI stay there, only I know I'll never
find such a place." he ended forlornly.
He was fiercely Jealous of Hal
Marcy. Hal was several years bis
senior and of a domineering character.
Dick bad fallen desperately in love
with Alice Wilson tbe year before
while Hal was in Europe, but Hal had
suddenly returned three months ago
and. with his customary overbearing
manner, had hustled his cousin off the
field and immediately laid" open siege
to Alice's heart Dick, astonished and
quite diffident In tbe presence of an
overpowering love, had allowed him
self to be pushed aside until now he
found it almost impossible to regain
the ground be bad lost.
- Alice treated him with sweet friend
liness that was maddening as well as
disheartening. AU tbe sweet, gay 'in
timacy of their friendship was gone.
He seemed to be numbered among .a
host of unimportant admirers who
worshiped Alice from afar, while the
Intrepid Hal Marcy stepped boldly
forward and openly admitted that
there was an "understanding" between
Alice Wilson and himself. To all hints
and innuendoes the lovely Alice turned
the point of her wit to excellent ef
fect. Fire weeks had elapsed since Dick
had ventured near Scarsdale. where
Alice lived. At his elaborately care- -less
remark that be thought be would
drive down that way his cousin had
been quick to sting him with the re
mark tbat if be was going down to see
Miss Wilson his errand would be in
But Dick Corning' s lips were set In
that obstinate curve that few had
ever seen and none had understood
because there had been so few things
in this world that he had had to fight
for. Most everything had come to
him easily, but now this greatest boon,
the love of a good, fair woman, was to
be denied him. She was to be Hal's,
and Hal was a bounder.
Dick was going to put the question
to her Just the same. His attentions
to her had been so marked in the past
tbat he felt that be owed it to her to
88k the all Important question. Tbat
she would refuse him he had net the
slightest doubt. It would be done
gently, but convincingly, with perhaps
a hint at some cousinly relationship
in tbe future, after she should be mar
ried to Hal. He routed out a time
table, and. with one .hand on tbe steer
ing wheel of the car, be studied the
trains from town and mentally com
pared the running time with the de-.
parture of certain Pacific liners due to
sail from San Francisco in six days..
"I'll get down there at 3, drink tea
at 4 and. If she is alone, ask her! It
will take her about ten minutes to turn
me down. Including tbe cousinly advice
and all that Then I can run back to
town by 5:30. catch the 7:10 for the
west and connect with the Kamkat
scha at San Francisco on Saturday.'
No wedding bells for you, Dicky, my
His mind attuned to these gloomy re
flections and with a drab future care
fully outlined, Dick Corning was some
what taken aback at Alice Wilson's
greeting. She was a Dresden china
sort of beauty, all pink and white, with
soft blue eyes and hair tbe color ot
ripe corn ellk. She wore some little
soft clinging gown of pale blue with a
pink rose tucked In her breast and all .
the pretty color faded from her cheeks
as her hand was lost in Dick's big,
"Where is Hal?" she asked, as she
sat down behind the tea table.
Dick's face clouded slightly. "I sup
pose he will be down later. I came by
myself, on my own errand," he ended
gruffly. He accepted a cup of tea and
dropped lump after lump of sugar into
its pale depths before be realized what
he was doing. - '-.
"On your own errand?" repeated
Alice, fussing among the teacups.
"Yes, a fool's errand." returned Dick
"If it is a fool's errand, why do yon
come?" Alice's voice shook slightly and
ber long lashes were laid against tbe
shell pink of "ber cheek.
"I had to a fool and his errand are
soon parted," Dick grinned miserably
and replaced his untasted tea on the
table. He leaned across the slender
legged table, menacing the fragile
"Alice!" he gasped.
"Well?" Her eyes were downcast and
her fingers had ceased to flutter. Ebe
was very still and now very much
like a sweet, sad little Dresden china
"I've got to say it, and then I'm
going on a trip around the world. I
love you. dear. I want to marry yon.
I know you won't have me, but I want
to give you tbe chance to say no.
stammered and stumbled unfortunate
Dick, saying more than he meant and
meaning more than be said.
"YesS murmured Alice softly;
"That's all,'.' assured Dick. 1
"Yes; I'll marry you, Dick, the dear
est and best boy in the world, only
you did let Hal elbow you out of the
way. and it served you right for
awhile." Alice's little 'hands found
Dick's clumsy ones and crept into
their warm grasp. One or two fragile
cups were crushed under the weight
of Dick's arms.
"What?" shouted Dick, unbelieving.
"You asked me to marry you. I will
only if you start on a trip around
tbe world I shall go. too!" whispered
Alice In bis startled ears,
e e e e
At 6 o'clock Dick brought bis car be
fore the curbstone, and he ran np tbe
steps of tbe bachelor apartments,
where both he and bis cousin .had
rooms In tbe main corridor he ran
Into Hal. Immaculate in evening dress,
on his way to keep a dinner engage
ment Hal smiled condescendingly np at bis
big cousin. "Been well trimmed,
Dicky, boy?" he Insinuated craftily.
"I suppose you've got yours now."
"Yon bet!" crowed Dick happily.
"I've been on a fool's errand and re
ceived a fool's reward!"
Feb. 21 in American
1843 John Quincy Adams, sixth presi
dent of tbe United States, died;
1333-The dry ot Manila fired by in
surgents; fighting in the streets be
tween United States troops and na
I5G3 Harriet Hosmer. noted sculptor,
died; born 1831.
1900 Carroll D. - Wright, statistician
and educator, died: born 1830.
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