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THE ROCK ISIiAND ARGUS, MOXDAY, APRIL 8, 19K.
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Monday, April 8, 1912.
Get out the party rote.
not shut down this egg factory. Even
at 70 below It continues operations.
Captain Scott's men found the proof
In the Antarctic, where they discover
ed emperor penguins laying fn the
worst of the terrible winter of that
These birds, it would seem, -could be
brought to parts of the earth where
their Indifference to winter might help
out on the egg supply, from Thanksgiv
ing to JValeatine'a day, hot perhaps
the penguin would nave to be Kept in
cold storage themselves. A Mississip
pi valley winter might make them lan
guid and careless of their dnty.
It has yet to be ascertained at pre
cisely what temperature an emperor
pan guln gets spring fever and begins
to shirk the responsibilities of life. .
PLACES TO FILL IS.
There are three places to fill in in
the democratic primary ballot tomor
row. One Is for member of the state
board of equalization from the 14th
congressional district, for which John
Day of Moline is a candidate, and
whose name should be written In on
the ballot in the proper blank space;
another Is for member of the senator
ial committee of the 33d district and
another is for precinct committeeman.
Vote your party primary ballot.
Let every democrat vote his own
ticket In the primary election.
Colonel Roosevelt isn't even adding
to his original list of seven little governors.
Do not miss tbe chance to place
Clyde H. Tavenner 1n tbe field s the
democratic candidate for congress.
A New York woman says that moth
ers should teach tbelr (laughters to
flirt. What a cheerless girlhood that
woman must have had!
The newly discovered deposit of
iron ore in Pennsylvania U bald to be
a "mother lode." Father's load was
discovered by him long ago.
And do not forget, democrats, that
Andrew Olson of Moline ig Tunning
for the party nomination for secre- in San Francisco brings additional har-
GRATEFUL FOR YOUR OWX
Get down on your knees, you people
who live in this land of plenty and
high prices. Thank God for all the
good things you have and forget the
things you want, but haven't got
And, finally, give double expressions
of gratitude that you do not live In
China. Americans do not realize, even
in a moderate degree, the frightful con
dition among the Chinese. War and
famine have caused such havoc and
suffering that but a faint idea of its
extent can be grasped. Thirty thous
and square miles of a thickly popula
ted section are filled with hundreds of
thousand of actually starving people.
If one runs upon a resident who has
had sufficient to eat as to no longer
suffer from the pangs of hunger, he is
such a remarkable exception that It is
almost a miracle.
The burning and looting of Hankow
and other Chinese cities has driven in
numerable persons out of employment
and left them destitute. The food sup
ply is not enough to meet 1 per cent of
the demand. Every steamer that lands
Dear Mrs. Thompson: 1) How can
I clean the neck of an old-fashioned
crockery teapot? (2) What will en
tirely remove a large grease spot from
a wool carpet?
- A SUBSCRIBER.
(1) Try a solution of soda and boil
ing water. If the crockery has a glazed
surface, "naptha soap, or a solution of
ammonia and soapsuds, or a solution
of (washing soda might be used. If the
surface is rough, too strong a treat
ment, such as the use of ammonia,
might penetrate into the crockery and
cause it to taste. (2) Hot gasoline,
heated by placing a pan Of it in anoth
er pan containing hot water, or a
strong solution of naptha soapsuds
will remove the grease. In either case
place a pad of several thicknesses tf
some labsorbent cloth under the spot
in the carpet and the grease will be
transferred to this. Care should be
taken to avoid leaving-a dark ring
around the spot, especially when gaso
line is used.
Dear Mrs. Thompson: (1) Will you
suggest some form of program for a
lodge social at Easter time? (2) What
kind of refreshments should be served,
or should e serve any?
(1) Music and readings, and a talk
on Eastertide would furnish entertain
ment. Refreshments always make
such an occasion more sociable. Sand
wiches and coffee or 4ce cream and
cake are suitable light refreshments.
Dear Mrs. Thompson: Please tell
me how to dye a willow plume. A. H.
Either let your milliner send your
plume away to be dyed, or buy a pack
age of dyes in the shade you wish and
follow directions carefully. The dyes
ror coloring silks are the ones to use
Dear Mrs. Thompson: (1) I am 15
years of age and am quite talL How
long should I wear my dresses? (2)
Am I too young to go to dances?
(3) Am I too young to go with a ypung
man? BLUE EYES.
(1) Tour dresses should come about
to your shoe tops or a little above.
(2) You are too young to go to dances
unless we except parties to which you
may go in company with your parents,
or to matinee parties given at high
school or dancing school. (3) You are
still a little girl bo far as young men
are concerned, and as a rule should
be with them only when In company
with others. However, no girl, is too
young to have friendships with boys.
The time will come soon enough when
she may "go with them."
Do Women Want to Vote?
tary of atate. Give him a lift.
According to report, Spain contem
plates annexing Portugal. Well, it is
Spain's privilege. If it hasn't enough
troubles to dodge, to look for more.
San Juan hill seems to have been
mere holiday sport In comparison with
the flghj the colonel is having to keep
the popular demand from slumping.
It tag been discovered by a statisti
cian that more divorces are granted
in April than in any other month.
House cleaning time and moving time.
A avant e stimates that the Temple
of Solomon cost 3.0(mi,m0,Oiio. Isn't
that enough to make a Pennsylvania
state house grafter feci Ifke a piker?
rowing reports of horror that is almoet
Therefore, get down on your knees
and thank the Almighty that you live
where you do and have what you have.
Then if you are grateful enough per
haps you will share a little of your
prosperity with the starving orientals.
BURROUGHS- AT 75.
John Burroughs, the dean of Amer
ican nature writers, affectionately
known to a multitude of lovers of the
world out-of-doors as "Oom John," cel
ebrated his 76th birthday anniversary
last Wednesday. He was born April
3, 1837, at Roxbury, Delaware county,
New York, and he is therefore only
about a month younger than William
Until 1863 Burroughs remained near
his native place. Working on his fath-
A party of university students were er a farm, getting his schooling in the
frhown the ins and outs of the New district school and neighboring acad-
York stock exchange this week. But j emks, and taking his turn as teacher
weren't shown the downs and
A Pennsylvania court rules that "a
voter's home is where his wife lives."
Which leaves the bathelors to find
their own homt s, a feat sometimes dif
ficult for some of them late at night.
A sensible sized hat which gives poor
humanity more room in the street cars
also. From 1863 to 1872, he was en
gaged at the treasury department in
Washington, and there he wrote"Wake
Robin" and a part of "Winter Sun
shine." He has made two trips abroad.
visiting Great Britain, Ireland and j
France, and vt inter Sunshine" and
"Fresh Fields" give his impressions of
Since leaving Washington he has liv-
,ed on his fruit farm, RIverby, at West
and the elimination of the hatpin which , Park, on the Hudson. In the spring of
makes life uncertain and perilous . 15113 Mr. Burroughs made a trio
The "Votes for Women" forces fell
into a pit of their own digging when
Miss Jane Addams, addressing an audi
ence of nearly 2,000 men and women in
a down town theatre, demanded that
women be given the ballot At the
close of Miss Addams' speech a vote
This theatre vote offered more than
a fair test. Those present represented
an intelligence higher than the aver
age and every opportunity was favora
ble. One of the most eloquent advo
cates of equal suffrage had made her
appeal direct to the women before her.
Her words were still ringing in their
ears when the . ballots were passed.
There was none of the inconvenience
such as might keep women from voting
if they had to leave their homes and
Journey to polling places.
Yet there is the result as announced
by the management after the ballots
had been collected and counted:
Hardly a single vote was cast by a
woman. There were 1,988 persons in
the theatre, of whom not fewer than
780 were women. There were 595
votes cast in favor of suffrage and 378
against. There were 1,015 persons not
voting on the question.
Suffragists who are spending their
time and energies in street corner ora
tory in behalf of equal suffrage may i
read the answer to their demand for
votes in these figures. The average
American woman does not care for the
ballot. Not only is she not fighting for
9r "DVMCAJI M. SMITH
. PERT PARAGRAPHS.
rpHB man who saws wood has bad
many bards, .bat the man who
picks ap chips is left to die unsung.
No man ever loved to pay a dentist's
bill, but that's the only way out of a
Some women are too honest even to
steal a look at a milliner's window,
also too wise.
Life Is sometimes a grand sweet
song, and at other times it is only ragtime.
TTie Argus Daily Story
A Nihilist Episode By Paul Muriarrief.
Coprrlshtad. 1111. tr Associated Literary Bureau.
No retailer of gossip ever
friends by the wholesale.
it, but when it is placed in her hands
she refuses to use Jt When she wants
it she may have it for the asking. The
masculine voters at the theatre Bhowed
that, just as the mothers and wives and
sweethearts demonstrated their indif
ference by refraining from voting.
In her appeal Miss Addams said, in
"Women only ask their recognition
from the government because they are
part of it. They are concerned with
the milk question because they do most
of the handling of it In Chicago they
have been active in procuring play
grounds for the children, and are indis
pensable in all matters of hospitaliza
tion. They are concerned in the wool
question because they can tell at a
pinch whether a garment is all wool or
not, ."where It would take a man a
Women are interested in the public
questions mentioned, and it is true that
their influence is important in settling
these and other questions of equal mo
ment. But this influence is exercised
by proxy, not with ballot in hand. And
deep down in the consciousness of the
average woman there is a conviction
that when she acceptes the ballot she
will forfeit that subtle power by which
she always has controlled.
The suffragists who planned Miss
Aduams' theatre campaign lost sight of
the average woman's viewpoint. Where
they hoped to win adherents they suc
ceeded only in demonstrating very
clearly that In this country women do
not care to vote.
There is no use fretting about the
gossip you don't hear.
When men coin their lives can they
be said to be counterfeiting existence?
We miss a lot of fun by taking our
Some women make both ends meet
by economy and some by trading
Man searches for perpetual motion
and woman for a perfectly new cake
In Your Mind.
It Isn't honor, wealth or fame
That fills you full of joy;
It Isn't what yon eat or drink
That fatted cares destroy;
It Isn't where you chance to board
Or how your hair la cut j
That gives you pleasure or distress;
It's what is In your nut.
It la not that your motorcar
The largest is In sight;
It la not that you went to see
A pretty girl last night;
Nor Is It any lack of these
That brings you woe or weal
And makea you frown or hug yourself.
It's simply how you feel.
It Isn't gathering of gold
Enough to fill a bank;
It Isn't getting for yourself
Position, place or rank;
It isn't getting so you are
From cares financial free;
It's simply how your mind looks out
On what Is there to see.
The thoughts that gambol through the
Tour feelings make or mar.
If you can make yourself believe
You're happy, then you are.
The striving after this eftect
Will never be a loss
If you can by a mental act
Give gloom the double cross.
might well be included in the suffrag
Those unfaltering democrats of Il
linois, Urt'De H. Stringer aud Wil
liam K. Williams are running for the
democratic nominations for congress-men-at-large.
among others, and both
are entitled to the consideration of
Europe," in the hope of once more
making the voters swallow the bait.
The democratic investigations, so
much derided when they were first
put into operation, taught lessons
which are daily sinking deeper and
deeper into the minds of the people.
The light thrown on the methods of
the steel trust by tbe Stanley commit-
through the Yellowstone park with
President Roosevelt, which he has de
scribed in "Camping and Tramping I tee: the exposure of the rottenness in
the administration of the pure food
nior, man a score 01 dooks 10 nia crea
it. the latest of which is "In the Cats-
If you are observing, you will notice
that a newspaper that makes a prac
tice of Indulging of false claims of
"exclusive" local news, generally has
an apology on another page for failure
to print the legitimate information that
the public Is most Interested in as it
The picturesque little cabin at the
edge of the woods which he uses as a
study and which he has given the name
of "Slabsides." is the mecca each year
for a multitude of nature lovers.
There are two candidates by the
name rf Williams to be voted for In
the democratic primary election to
morrow. One is William E. Williams
for congresenuui at large and the other
Is John W. Williams for member of
tne state central committee. Both ai
f.rat class men. in every way worthy.
Motion pictures of insects In flight
prove that the movement of the wings
of all insects presents the sams gen
eral character. When flight is begun
the (amplitude of the first wing beats
is much smaller than of the subse
quent ones, but the period remains al
most unchanged. The Insect regulates
the velocity bf Its flight, not by the
rapidity of the motion of its wings, but
by changing their inclination. Although
in normal conditions the period of the
wing beat remains constant, it may be
increased or diminished by various in
fluences, such as fatigue and cold.
REAL WINTER LAYERS AT LAST.
Everyone has heard of the hen that
lays as well 1n winter as in summer,
but few have, had experience with such
a feathered blessing to humanity. She
seems to exist chiefly in poultry books
and other publications devoted to fan
Yet it appears that there is a real
winter laying bird, and a big bird
at that. As for cold weather, a little
matter of CO degrees below tero does
DEMOCRATS STAND OX THE REAL
A perusal of the "literature" sent
out daily by the press agents for both
Mr. Taft snd Mr. Roosevelt reveals
that these candidates for the honor of
leading their party are making a lot
of noise, and kicking up a lot of dust
about everything except the one thing
that is the real issue of tbe campaign,
namely, the tariff.
AH the democratic candidates are
not only willing, but anxious to let the
people of the country know where
they stand on this vital question. Look
to the opposition headquarters for a
discussion of this subject, and you are
greeted by a silence so thick that it
could almost be cut with a knife. Mr.
Roosevelt Is busy trying to arouse the
people with the "recall of judges" is
sue, and Mr. Taft is trying his best to
stand pat. The democrats, on tbe oth
er hand, are citing facts and figures to
drive home the one great truth that
the cause of the present high cost of
living in this country is due to the tar
iff wall, and to that alone.
So apparent has it become that the
tariff trusts have been using the tar
iff all these years as a weapon to
gouge profits out of the consumers -of
the land, that it is next to pathetic to
hear the protectionists in congress
still shouting, as they occasionally do,
that to remove the tariff or reduce the
rates of the present law, would take
away the "protection for the American
working man." Protectionist orators
in both houses of congress, driven to
desperation by the knowledge that the
people at last understand the real is
sue, are making a last frantic effort to
drag out the old, tattered Bogey man
laws by the Mots committee; 'the
shameful conditions in the woolen in
dustry, as brought out by the rules
committee investigation; the petty
manipulation of public moneys in the
state department, as shown by the in
quiries of the Hamlin committee, and
the various other revelations by the
democrats of the house, all revealing
that wherever the light was thrown,
maladministration, inefficiency and ac
tual graft lay exposed all have served
to convince the people that the demo
crats, not only have proven worthy of
the trust placed in them, a year ago.
but that they are worthy of those
graver responsibilities" which Speak
er Champ Clark said the party would
prove itself capable cf carrying.
The battle cf next November Is go
ing to center around the tariff, which
is the mother of all the evils that have
grown up under the present system.
His testimony was corroborated by
Earl Ward and Robert Bradrick, who
were also in the fatal battle In the
woods west of Crescent City and es
caped, the latter with a bullet
through his arm. The defendants at
tempted to prove an alibi and wit
nesses were produced who said they
were in a crap game with Day and
Hubbard the afternoon of the
murder in a deserted house near
Onarga. Eight persons testified to
seeing the defendants in Onarga at
the time Charles Bradrick was held
captive, but the jury considered the
alibi story a frameup.
Sugar Down 5 Cents.
New York, April 8. Refined sugar
was reduced 10 cents a 100 pounds today.
CHINA'S PRESIDENT '
ILL FROM WORRIES
FIND DAY AND HUBBARD
ARE GUILTY OF MURDER
Watseka, 111., April 8. Roy Cay
rnd Joseph Hubbard were found
guilty of the murder of Melvln Brad
rick in a verdict returned yesterday
morning after the Jury had been out
eight hours. Their punishment was
fixed at imprisonment in the peniten
tiary for 14 years each. The evi
lence in the case, which had been on
trial for a week, showed that Day
and Hubbard, after escaping from a
posse on the night of Sept. 18 last;
went to their homes at Onarga and
returned on a morning train to Gil
man, where they mingled with the
posse which was conducting the
search. Day took his sentence cool
ly until his young wife, who eloped
with him after the shooting, threw
her arms about him in her grief. Then
he broke down. Hubbard wept with
his wife snd family of three chil
dren. The conviction came on the
testimony of Charles Bradrick. who
positively Identified Dsy and Hub
bard as the bandits w ho held him cap
tive seven hours after the slaying.
s -f '"
Pre dent Yuan Shl-KaL
Here's Ui latest pbotorspb of Prcxl
lent ra.ia bhl-Kai, of the Chinese Re
public, takes before his nines. Iras
ident Tnan la now under tne car
cf ptysiciana. having broken down
Under the aualn of guarding the tux
butent nmw raraunlla.
I don't know any woman who has a
better chance to see the upper world
than the wife of a diplomat She takes
her social rank from the diplomatic
service and often is admitted where
nobles cannot go. Quite frequently
there are functions wherein the num
ber of Invited guests is limited, but
from which the representatives of oth
er countries cannot be left out.
One of the posts where my husband
was stationed was St Petersburg. Rus
sia. He was not the minister plenipo
tentiary, but secretary of legation.
Even this subordinate position admit
ted us to the larger ceremonies, and
there was m period when tbe minister
was called away end ws were advanc
ed during his absence to his privileges
On one occasion we attended a state
.linner given at the Winter palace. I
believe that my husband and myself
were the only persons present except
tbe representatives of the French re
public who were not noble. I was tak
en In to dinner by the secretary of the
German legation, and my husband took
in the wife of the British ambassador.
There was a large company assembled,
and of course all were either nobles or
high government officials or members
of the diplomatic corps.
Nevfr did outside appearances more
belle the actual condition. The czar
and czarina fulfilled their duties as
hosts as well as their Imperial position
with that dignity which was required
of them, while ehey were living on a
mine that was liable to explode at any
moment There were also officials pres
ent whose lives were in danger. The
only persons who bad cause to feel per
fectly safe were we of tbe diplomatic
corps, and even we were liable through
sympathy or deception to become mix
ed in some revolutionary plot involving
assassination from the consequences
of which the government we represent
ed would not save us.
witnm ner m ner restless "eye. now
darting hither or thither like some wild
animal at bay, now moved by fear,
now by desperation and now by a cold,
Presently I saw her, when something
attracted the attention of those about
her, take a pin. on the end of which
was a sapphire, from her corsage. The
hand that grasped it fell beneath the
table. I glanced at the waiter behind
her and was convinced that he had
seen tbe move she had made. Neither
he nor I could see what work her
hands were engaged in. but from her
position at a certain moment I sv
that she had reached under the table
almost If not quite to its middle.
There are born in ns Impulses that
under certain circumstances are capa
ble of working our ruin. I got an Idea
that the girl was fighting for her life,
and an uncontrollable Impulse dom
inated me to help her. I deliberately,
in full view of the waiter, put my
hand under the table and felt for some
thing I believed the girl had placed
there. I came upon a pin stuck In the
nnder side of the table. I drew it
out and with it came a bit of folded
paper. Between my fingers the latter
felt gritty. Before withdrawing it
from where it was hidden I endeavor
ed to get rid of this gritty substance.
Looking at the waiter, I saw him
watching me with a ponied expres
sion on bis face. He doubtless knew
me for one of the diplomatic corps
and understood that I had rights en
tirely different from any one else. I
glanced from hkn to tbe girl and saw
a look of gratttode that repaid me for
the frightful risk I ran. I held m sny
hand a jeweled ptn and a bit of paper,
to which stin clung enough of some
substance for any chemist to tell what
There are fortunate or unfortunate
Incidents that determine our bappy or
It was Impossible In looking about j adverse fate. One of these occurred
Willie Up to Date.
"Willie, you naughty boy, what made
you throw a stone through Mrs.
" 'Cause we was playing."
"Yes; it was jes' a part of it
"Mercy me! Part of what?"
"We was playing London town, an'
I was a suffragette."
To Keep Her Single.
"ne was so mean to her that she
had to tjuit him."
"Got a divorce?"
"Yes, and he played another mean
trick on her then."
"What did he do?"
"Gave her so much alimony that she
can't afford to throw it up for another
Planning For Them.
"Old Moneybags is a great friend of
"But be claims to detest them."
"Well, actions speak louder than
"What has he done?"
"Made a will that no one can under
stand." What'They Overlook.
"Our reformers are so inconsistent."
"Wherein do they fail?"
"You know more men die in the hos
pitals than In war."
"But there is no move to abolish tbe
Had Faith In Hi mi.
"Is be an honest man?"
"I would trust him with my pocket
book." "Is there anything in it?"
"Sure! A couple of rent receipts."
among the brilliantly liveried attend
ants to know who were servants and
who were spies, special guards, mem
bers of the secret police or persons oth
erwise connected with the foiling of at
tempts to assassinate either the em
peror, some of the royal family or im
portant officials of the empire.
Opposite me sat a dignified man
whom I noticed that all who came in
contact with treated with great re
spect I asked who he was and was
told that he was the govtrnor of Fin
land. I caught my breath, for at that
time the province ef Finland was un
dergoing a terrorism from the imperial
government that had excited against
it a very bitter feeling. But to look
at this man conversing glibly with his
dinner companion one would not dream
that many a citizen of the province he
governed would be delighted to plunge
a knife into his heart. Possibly his
composure was assumed, possibly ho
had become used to danger as a soldier
who continually faces death, but the
most probable solution was that the
servant who waited on him was a
trained protector, who was watching
the slightest motion of every one near
There was a fascination for me about
the young lady who sat next to the
governor that I could not well account
for. Never have I seen such a face,
such eyes, such an expression. She
was not beautiful, at least according
to the Anglo-Saxon's conception of
beauty. She was rather Impressive. I
asked clso who she was and was told
that she was the daughter of a promi
nent general in the Russian army.
Tbe emperor and his consort leave
the dining room at state dinners be
fore their guests. Indeed, their pres
ence there is but one of the many for
malities to which they are slave-j,
though masters of millions of subjects.
All the guests rise while the Imperial
at this Important moment to me. Ciga
rettes were passed. In Europe the
women as well as the men smoke
cigarettes. We American women usual
ly do not I had never smoked a ciga
rette In my life. But now a device
came to me for getting rid of the pa
per I held In my hand. I accepted a
cigarette from the servant who offered
It to me, but instead of lighting It
from the wax taper he banded me I
held it in my hand, as If deliberating
whether or not I should smoke it
Watching for an opportunity, when
my dinner companion lighted a ciga
rette from a match he took from a
silver box he carried In his pocket I
waited till the match was nearly burn
ed out; then, acting as if there was
not sufficient fire left to light my own
tobacco from it. I Ignited the bit of
paper I held to my hand and just be
fore it was all consumed touched Its
flame to my cigarette.
There were three persons present,
only one of whom positively knew
what had been done by the destruc
tion of this paper. The glrf opposite
looked radiant The waiter seemed to
consider that something had occurred
to thwart his interests. I did not at
tempt to solve the problem. I only
knew that the girl opixisite me had
desired to get rid of it or what It had
This, so far as the state dinner was
concerned, ended the episode. We
continued at table for a short time
longer. Then, the dinner being ended,
the party broke up.
A long while passed before the mat
ter was explained to me. Then on
one of my at home days I was honor
ed' by a call from Mrs. General EaUI
koff. On withdrawing she took my
hand In hers aud left In my palm a
I bit of folded paper. I had become ac
j customed to the chicanery common la
Russia and had presence of mind not
: . a- . i . i , . . . ,. u .
couple pass out and remain standing l"
.in fhv ,li;flr,r.enre,l Dnrin en me. After all my callers had de-
this passage all eyes were turned upon
them. Mine, however, had found
something that interested me more
than they, and there was a little drama
being enacted before me. I saw the
girl I have mentioned turn and give a
quick glance at a servant who stood
behind her cboir. I did not note her
expression, but I did note' the expres
sion of the servant. His eyes were
fixed upon her with a look I shall nev
er forget. At no time in my life have
I seen tbe human eye express so much.
The only idea I can give of what It
expressed is tbe feelings of a cat that
is about to pounce upon a mouse.
When we were reseated a change
had come over the young lady. It was
evident that her mind was bent on ex
tricating herself from some danger.
Furthermore, she gave me a look which
spoke as plainly as words an appeal
for help. It was a woman's appeal to
parted I took what she had left uie
to my tiedroom, locked the door and,
opening a little note, read It.
It was written by the daughter of
the lady who had brought It to me
and expressed, as I could not expreni
It In my own words, heartfelt thaukd
for the service I h:id done Uor. stating
that I had saved her from the dreaded
Siberian mines. Many years later I
met the writer In England, and he
confessed to me that she was a Fin
lander and hud purposed to slip a
poison powder Into the wine of the
governor. Discovering that she was
watched, she knew that if she did not
get rid of the powder It would con
demn her. I had taken a terrible
risk, but had saved her from the con
sequences of a crime that bad not
beeu carried out
I begged to return the Jeweled pin
with which she bad fastened the pa-
woman, an appeal involving much to i to the tab,c- but sha Insisted on
Rapid Lose. .
"She seems to be losing weight"
"Lost three pounds of flesh yester
day coming from market"
"By walking rapidly?"
"Dropped her package."
. "Would yon call him eccentric?"
"Well, he pays his debts."
Halt Called For.
la there not some way of checking
For it makes a sorry mes?
All this reckless railway wrecking
Of thm ilrr.ltpj :iru?
Hew Ha Waa Hurt
Sunday School Teacher And when
the prodigal son came home, what hap
pened. Tommy? Tommy His father
ran to meet aim and hurt himself.
Sunday School Teacher Why. where
did you get that? Tommy It said his
father ran and fell on his neck. I bet
It would hurt you te fall on your neck!
tbe one who made it Knowing the
conditions existing In St. Petersburg at
that time and from what I bad seen,
I would have been very obtuse bad I
not made one of those quick inferences
that come to us in moments of great
Importance as to thetunderlylng cause.
I knew that the girl was in danger
from the waiter and had a vague idea
j that It was from some political com
plication. More tnan this i coutu form
But what a position for me to oc
cupy! Appealed to by one of my own
sex, to refuse was repugnant to me, to
mix myself up with some revolution
ary incident would not only endanger
my being sent to Siberia, but also in
volve my husband, who was a repre
sentative of the Cnited States bound
In honor to keep aloof from anything
that did not concern bis government
I made no decision as to how I should
act not knowing what would be re
quired of me. but 1 kept my syes open
at what was going on both concerning
the waiter and the young lady.
Tbe latter was pale as death, but
managed to appear composed to all
save me, who was watching ber. 1
alone saw the commotion going oa
my keeping It as a souvenir. We be
came fast friends, the girl declaring
that, having saved her from what was
fur more to be dreaded than death. I
virtually owned her. I naturally be
came much interested In ber and beg
ged her to refrain In future from such
attempts as bad miscarried under my
observation and tbe posHible conse
quences of which I had prevented.
But I secured no promise.
April 8 in American
a to uavia iXittenliouse. . eminent
mathematician and astronomer,
born; died 170C
1907 Rev. Dr. John Johnson, survivor
and principal historian of tbe Con
federate defense of Fort Sumter,
died; born 1829.
1900-Helena Modjeska, Pc'Lrh trage
dienne, died at Bay City, Cal; born
news ail the time Tho