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THE ROCK ISEAND ARGUS. THURSDAT, MAT 23, 1912. T THE ARGUS. Published Pally nd Weekly at 1624 eond trrnue, Rock Island. 111. (En tared at the postonVe ai aeeond-class matter.) ek lalnl nmWr af Che Asssrlateel Pi BY THE J. W. POTTER CO. TERMS. Dally. 10 centa per week. Weekly, tl r year In advanea. Complaint of delivery service should h made to the pr-iilatlon department, which nhould also r notified In every Instance where It Is desired to have paper discontinued, as carriers have no authority In the premises. All communications of argumentative character, political or religious, must have real name attached for publica tion. No such articles will be printed over fictitious signatures. Telephones in a'.l departments: Cen tral fnlon. Went US. 1145 and 2145; t'nlon Electric, (145. Friday, May 24. 1912. Have you established a batting aver age in the fly-swatting .game yet? Tou can safely store the snow shov el now and put camphor balls in the overcoat Adams county, Ohio, where 1,500 voters are disfranchised, was carried by Roosevelt by 200. Germany is taking up baseball. Just think of what the poor umpires will have to take from the bleachers! By this time it Ib pretty well settled that in this great land of the free a president and an ex-president can make a show of themselves. A New York policeman arrested two burglars while he was off duty. It's plain that neither of the New York clubs was playing at home that day. The Fifty Thousand club started right and it is going right. The impet us jgiven it last night spells one all expressive word, and that is success. Overseer Vollva of Zlon City says he would rather kiss a pig than a smoker. This is fortunate for the smoker even If It Is rather hard on the pig. In spite of Senator Martlne's rhap sody over New Jersey applejack, the uninitiated will continue to think that It is woat makes the Jersey mosquito o fierce and irresponsible. A plumber in Geneva, Switzerland, has been arrested for promising to marry 36 girls. And to think, if he was looking for trouble, how much tns ier he could have found it. A Brooklyn woman found her hus band on Broadway after looking for him 10 years. Had she been a Pitts burgh woman that would have been Ihe first place she would have searched. The colonel says be will see to if that the people are to be masters, and of course incidentally It will be neces sary to make himself master of the masters. Just another program that puts him at the Iront and that there fore wins his approval. I. I. I. "Some of our opponents are saying that Mr. Taft nor myself should be nominated at Chicago, i w:n name the compromise candidate. Ha will be myself." Colonel Roosevelt. Even as I named Mr. Taft my suc cessor, so now shall I name myself his successor. So shall the people rule. My considf-raf ion U for the greatest number, and the greatest number is No. 1. rHK PKOPOSKII W.tTKItWOKKS IIO.IHD. All who have expressed themselves on the proposition for the creation of a special waterworks board, consti tuted along the lines of the park com mission anil the libtary board, appoint ive in character, permanent in nature, and free from the Influence of politics. Lave spoken In favor of it. Mayor H. M. Schrivor brought the matter up at last night's meeting of the Fifty Thousand club, referred to the fact that his predecessors. Mayors Srhaffer and- MeCaskrin, had recom mended su h a board, spoke of the value c.f the waterworks plant and ttftn to the itty, which, from a fi nancial standpoint almie, the mayor said was worth $1,000,000, and he therefore felt It should be placed as nearly on a business basis as possible. He said the commission would be glad to have the ideas of the representative citizens of Rock Island on the subject. While It was late snd the subject did not receive the attention that It should latt nif:ht. it is believed the Idea will receive the serious consid eration and' atuntlon on the part of the people that it should, and that the :oninilssion will have the coopera tion that Is desired in disposition of the subject. SLEEPING IX OPEX A IK. The number of persons who sleep in th open air has considerably multi plied during the last few years. At some of the Institutions many of the nurses sleep upon the tops of the bouses, especially where the roofs are l-t. In the country where houses are Ifo'ated. beds are fixed up in the gar c'.m. where th more venturesome rr.'.-abers of the family take theh- rest. U is jiicU-ss IQ cU tiU eiffiilj, a fad, for the beneficial effects have been so thoroughly tested that it can no longer be looked upon as an ex periment. At Brat, the movement in favor of outdoor sleeping was favored wholly by patients suffering from incipient tuberculosis, but not half the persons who now practice It have ever been in' danger or fear of the great white plague. Many take the treatment for nervous disorders, some for delicacy of constitution, and others for pure enjoyment and the invigorating effect of breathing pure oxygen during slum ber. But once a beginning is made, few care to relinquish the luxury, ana tuey are even unwilling to submit to close confinement when the winter comes along. WHY GOMPERS SMILES. President Samuel Gompers of the American Federation of Labor bat is sued a statement to labor leaders, ex pressing gratification at "the complete failure of Detective Burns to find any men higher up' In the Los Angeles dynamiting case." "The books and papers of the Ameri can Federation of Labor headquarters have undergone examination by the government's agents," said Mr. Gom pers. "Exoneration, complete and ex plicit, of the federation's officials fol lowed. I bring up the subject again to take the opportunity to say that my challenge stands as it did to all the detectives, prosecutors and news paper and magazine sleuths who set out to 'get us. They clamored too much, went too far. They did more, not so soon forgotten. They or some of the more prominent among them staked their character on their prom ise 'to trap Gompers,' and they failed lgnomlniously. They failed because they never had the slightest fact on which to build a case. "lawlessness and violence have nev eT been taught from the headquarters, The Investigation which organized la bor has undergone in consequence of the deplorable Los Angeles case has made it friends, where an Intention was to strengthen its enemies. The thoughtful among the public have asked what grounds there were for the angry shrieking and denunciations by the enemies of the American Fed eration of Labor. What guilt was to be laid at its door? What injury to the country? "Of all the movements in the world for the benefit of the wage earners none can be named more necessary. more practical, more effective In im mediate helpfulness than the trade union. It is this very day In this country helping millions who need help from their brothers. We further make the assertion that Its officials have almost to a man been true to its spirit. Some reckless, lawless, un scrupulous men are found in every or ganization. No human institution is flawless." COMPLETE OHIO RESULTS DO NOT CHANGE LINEUP Columbus, Ohio, May 24. Colonel Theodore Roosevelt will have 32 Ohio district delegates to the republican na tional convention and President Taft 10. Governor Harmon will go to the Baltimore convention with 31 district delegates to 11 for Woodrow Wilson, in addition to the Ix delegates at large, the right to frame whom he won by his victory in the democratic presiden tial preference primary. As to the six republican delegates at large these probably will be in dispute until after the republican state convention. Managers of both Roosevelt and Taft claim they have won enough dele gates to the slate convention in the 23 counties w here state delegates were voted for to give them control of the convention. B0SSSJjr Charles C. Hughs. Charles Evans Hughes la a man who doesn't shl:': his duty. He bobs right ahead with the buslseaa In hand and docs It. If tna Otl Trust or the Tobacco Trust neoda braaUi. Ins up he la rlfht on the Job ta help do it: and ao forth, and so lortb. But H-irhes doesn't work all he time. Ha Insists on a llctl recre ation occasionally. Ha doeaa't sat It by coins; out and havta a rma of ball with the boys, nor ye agtln by donning- the padded mltta it the close of the day'a work ha) wll ro Into hie library, g-et a book f fatln verse, hike out Into noma quia woods, and ther. seated beside aornt rurgllne; brook proceed to read ald book of verse In the original., (In the above picture our artist has t-ii;ht Mr. Hughea devouring Tho fcrUvs. , I .... -&ti V- " Y y -III) HEdRT aful HOME Problems Daar Mrs. Thompson: I have been going with a young man for over three years. He has been very attentive to me and seemed to love me very much. But lately he went to call on another girl and the girl writes him letters aad insists on his calling on her while she knows he has been going with me. What do you think about It? Do yo think he should write to her If he toesn't intend going w-lth her? Or do you think it right for a young man to try to go with two girls? WORRIED. The young nan is evidently waver ing In his regard for you. There is only one way to hold him in line make him jealous. Go with others, and do not appear concerned. If this plan will not brtng the desired re sults, nothing will. The young man can not be moved by Ulk of what is fair. Dear Mrs. Thompson: I am a young man 20 years old ana want to go into c business venture on my own account. They tell me I am an infant" and that nobody will trust me because my cred it is no good. They say I cannot do anything except through a parent or guardian. How is this? GEORGE. In the terms of the law, you are an infant until you are 2i. Notes or other financial obligation; assumed by an "infant" or minor are voidable; in other words, may be repudiated.! That is why you have no credit ex cept with those who believe in your personal honesty. Dear Mrs. Thompson: Perhapi voir readers would be interested in a nev CAPITAL COMMENT BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER. (Special Correspondence of The Argus Washington, May 22. That the con ing campaign must be fought out ol the question of the tariff, and that thi people will nq long be content t see this issue push) ed into the bacH ground in orded that "picturesque! personalities" mayj have the center of the stage, is the contention of Gov ernor Wilson, of New Jersey. In one of the most re cent of his speech es the New Jersey executive said: "It has dawned on the whole coun try that the tariff is no longer a CLYDE K. statesmanlike plan TAVENNER of protection, but a privately managed game for profits. It is a huge scheme, carried out through the votes of enor mous numbers of men, who are de ceived by the old phrase, and do not face the new facts; a game in which the powerful, the selfish and the un scrupulous are more likely to win than any others. It is a huge make-believe. "No doubt there are many causes which lie underneath the rise in prices, but however economists may argue, we have only to read the testimony of trials instituted by the government, or investigations instituted by con gress; we have only to dig a little way into the tariff schedules, and get ex perts to explain to us the sicnifk-ar.ee of here a phrase and there a fraction, i ; i'-i"- i MAY REVOLUTIONIZE WARFARE AGAINST THE WHITE PLAGUE A serum which its discoverer be lieves gives Immunity from tubercu losis has been announced in Chicago. The discoverer is' an American scien tist. Dr. Karl Von Ruck of Asheville, N. C. First reports of the experiments on which he bases his contentions were given to the Chicago Medical society in a paper prepared by Dr. Von Ruck. An elaboration of the paper appear ed in the Journal of the American Med ical association and is to be followed by additional information which Dr. Von Ruck hopes will revolutionize the world wide .warfare against the white plague. Dr Von Ruck has discovered a vac cine which he says will kill the germs of tuberculosis in a latent stage and make the subject Immune from further ravages of the 'disease. Experiments made upon children and counter exper iments made upon animals are said to have demonstrated the value of the discovery. Dr. Von Ruck does not yet claim it will cure consumption in Its advanced stages. "All I feel Justified In claiming says the physician in his statement to the Journal of the medical associa tion, "is that I am the first to have made a successful advent in this most important and promising field of speci fic prophylaxis, in a disease that leads the mortality statistics of the human race." The hint that Dr. Von Ruck haj given the scientific world the composi tion of bis serum is in the following wcrds: "The preparation that I have made and used contains all the soluble pro teld constituents of the tubercle baeil- Ut je addition o a gmaii l M ft. form of cheating I have just found out abou:. I went to a market to buy a live dilcken. and took it away in a hurrt before the clerk could do anything with it. "tthen 1 got nome I found a string in the chicken s Din which was attached to a lead sinker in the chicken's crop. The sinker was given the chicken to swallow so it wouli weigh more. I suppose the intertion was to pull out the sinker aftei weighing, and before handing me the chicken. MRS. RALPH V. A peculiar plan, surely, I never heard of such a scheme before. Dear Mrs. Thompson: I am 18 years oH. and. in love with a friend of my father, who is as old as he is. Do you: Clink the difference In our ages too freat for a happy married life? LILY. A great deal depends upon the man's temDerament and personality. Some men are older and stiffer at 25 than others are at 40. The great danger in marriaee between a young girl and a man considerably older lies in a chance for disparity in tastes. If the man should prove unsympathetic ana uninterested In girlish things, he would make a sorry sort of husband. to see the whole business laid bare and bald before us by which systematic advantage has been taken of the tariff to raise prices, and without regarding either justice or the rights of the public. The tariff is the mother of artificial prices because it is the fos ter mother of monopoly, and only when the roots of the whole evil thing are touched will we begin to get control of the forces which have all but mas tered us. THE SINISTER ASPECT. "The serious and sinister aspect of the tariff is the fact that certain kroups of wealthy men have got con ftrol of the whole tariff business by Constituting themselves the chief pat- Ions of the party in power, by sup- llying it with campaign funds, by con incing it that panic will ensue upon aiy, even the slightest disregard of teir interests and demands. These j lneficiaries of the government's poli c have become its master, and the mernment itself is as much under ttyrir control as the stock market and tti prices for staple goods. fW'ho can doubt, in the light of all tty circumstances, that the tariff is to btthe chief issue of the coming cam raun? It is a great moral question, bejause nothing could be more pro foidly immoral than any group of mdi should control the government of (ill the people for their own per sorfel profit. Such a possibility alters theiwhole aspect of government, which vcild become, under that plan, an in stilment of gain; a terrible engine of ielfishness, instead of a thing for theidispensation of even handed jus tice to all. Such a possibility intro- i ducis every possible element of cor ! rwpion into the operation of the gov j erunent.' amotnt of fatty extractives. It would reqme far too much, space to describe the node of preparation at this time, but ihis will be done in the complete repo't, which will appear at an early date," Further, Dr. Von Ruck says his vac cine is absolutely free from real or even supposed danger, powerful enough to act by one or two applica tion uniform in action to a degree that results need not be controlled in praaice, and so simple that any physi cian can apply it. Siice July 1, 1911, Dr. Von Ruck has vaccinated 339 children, including such as lad already acquired a tuberculosis infection when the latter was as yet in i latent form. li none of these children has there been any disagreeable effect as a re sut of the vaccination, and In every one a sufficient deree of immunity could be demonstrated by testing the brod serum after a single dose with oit diminution on their reexamination three to elht montljB later; while in those already subject to latent tuber culosis, it was found that the signs lad either disappeared or had changed .'or the better and that general im provement with marked increase of jwelght frequently of 10 pounds and over naa occurrea. A Resemblance. She In a way, getting married la like using the telephone. He How so? She One doesn't always get the party one wants. Boston Transcript Viaws of Optimist and Pessimist, Howell Fortune knocks once at ev ery man's door. Powell While mis fortune keeps on knocking. Judge's Humor and Philosophy Bjr SVTCAr ft. SMITH TWO OLD FRIENDS. fTVHE tuneful tale of Jack and Jill Haa served us long- and well. New generations coma along And on It learn to epelL They get the, story of these two Of very great renown. When they have children of their own To them they band it down. Can you recall Just pause and think A day so long ago That you were not Informed aa to Tha details of their woe? How after water up the hill They went and tumbled down; How Jill escaped without a scratch To match Jack's fractured crown? Just where they lived we do not know. As to their other name If it was Johnson. Jones or Brown. To ua it's all the same. If Jack got well we never heard What'a more, we never will Nor if Jack's father found It bard To pay the doctor'a bUL This simple little incident Is all we have been told About these two that we have known Since we were one year old. They might have told us. anyway. If Jill waa sent along To get the water all alone Till Jack got well and strong. Not Much Change. "How did they make love in the stone age?" "How should I know?" "I suppose the man with the most rocks got the girL" Persistency. "Mrs. Muchmarried Is making a col lection of alimonies, isn't she? She must be dreadful mercenary." "Oh, no. I don't think that." "Then why is she marrying and di vorcing so much? 1 bate to see a wo man act that way." "She hates to be beaten. She start ed out in good faith to be happy. though married, and she says she is determined to keep on trying until she reaches that state." Now She Knew. "I'd like to meet Madeline's brother." "Why, I didn't know she had a brotherl" "H-h-huh!" "Did she tell yoo so?" "No." "Then how do you know she has?" "Doesn't she wear his neckties, stick pins and cuff links half the time?" Explained. "Mr. Green is said to be a confirmed swearer." "Yes; I guess that's so." "And he was so carefully reared too." "But he shaves himself." Knew Something Better. "I can tell when a man's in love with me." "And I can tell when a man isn't In love with me." Try It. If you would lead a happy life And have a grand home nest Just give your money to your "wife. And she will do the rent. PERT PARAGRAPHS. It is a poor outlook for a happy home when the Hour suck is empty and the lust baking of bread burnt to a crisp blackness. ' Learning by experience Is very often both expensive and unsatisfactory. Getting money enough to do as you please is a big order, and you should have started your grandfather on the Job about seveuty-dve years ago. When a man marries an angel he should not complain if he finds himself expected to live lu a rarefied atmos phere. The man who is too lazy to work ought to be elected us perpetual vice president of the take-it-easy society. It Is better to have no reputation at all than to have one that you cun't lose. The man who always gives his word to his friends is generally sadly sur prised when they come around saying that be doesn't keep It. The man who spends his energies in seeing that the other fellow doesn't cheat him will soon find the other fel low so far ahead that there'll be no danger A thing that makes a lot of talk is likely to prove a good cover under which somebody may slip something across. Of course you'll be adversely criti cised. The only remedy is a certain deafness that yon may use at discre tlon. "Whatever 1 try lo do do with Bl! my might." "That was what Ridgely scirt. He told me you pot his last dollar." Washington Herald. A man Is hated sometimes for pride when It'wa an excess of humility rave the occasion. Ttte Argus Agatha's Borrowed Tenant By Clarissa Mackie. Copyrighted. 1111. by Associated Utarary Bureau. "I don't see why you don't rent yaur I house, Agatha," insisted her Consin j Phoebe. "You're always wishing you could add to your income so's not to go out sewing every day. If you'd only rent your west wing to some nice old lady like old Mrs. Pederman you'd be as Independent as you please." She smiled placidly upon Agatha's dis approving countenance. I don't want to rent my west wing to old Mrs. Federmnn, retorted Agatha spiritedly. "She'd never give me a moment's peace of mind with her borrowing and snooping around my rooms and then running off to gossip about It to every Tom. Dick and Flar ry in Little River." Iloity tolty!" ejaculated Phoebe. shaken out of her customary calm ness. "You might remember that old Mrs. Pederman Is my husband's moth er's only sister and" "I don't see how I could help re membering it. rhoebe," said Agatha wearily. "You certainly haven't given me much peace of the house since fa ther died. If you want me to take Mrs. Tederman to live with me why don't you come out and say so?" "It ain't nothing to me," retorted Phoebe warmly. "My house Is big enough to hold all my husband's moth er's sisters and their husbands and cousins and their aunts." "I'm glad you feel so amiable about it," said Agatha calmly. "Now, you can understand for good and all, Phoe be West, that I don't want any stran gers in my house." "Suppose somebody should ask me about it," persisted Mrs. West, who co rt v a C.K j "TELL IIS WHAT I CAN DO, HISS MOOBB." was persevering In small matters. "What shall I tell 'em?" "You can tell 'em It's rented." "But it isn't." "Yes, 'tis." Agatha's voice was as obstinate as Phoebe's now. "Rented from the first of the mouth V Agathu bowed her head. "Who to?'' demanded Phoebe Incred ulously. "You 4ill know in good time," re turned Agatha, with an exasperating smile of mystery when one considered tli;!t the idea of the tenant bad sud denly popped into her head. Now, her cousin, Phoebe West, would leave htjr alone for awhile. So thought Agatha Moore, but she reckoned not wifji Phoebe. The very hint of a mysterious tenant who would occupy Agatha's west wing was a tempt ins appetizer for the curiosity of the plump, rosy cheeked cousin. "I'll bet I can guess!" cried Phoebe triumphantly. "There ain't many folks but what I know something of their plans, and you needn't smile, Agatha Moore; I'll Just guess a few names." Phoebe proceeded to "guess" whom Agnthn's tenant might be. She guess ed the new dentist, the lady book can vasser who had been stopping at the hotel, the new milliner who had open ed a liitle shop in the village; she guessed all the antiquated and home less people in the village, ami still Agnthu smiled and shook her brown head. Then Mrs. West confessed her self battled. "I know it couldn't be that Mr Fen low win) ha charge of the building of the new church, liecuuse he wouldn't want to live In your little meachin' rooms," ended Phoebe, at last breath lessly spiteful. "You needn't be too sure," said Agntha, with coloring cheeks. Phoebe shrieked iu amazement. "A?ntha Moore, you've never rented that west wing to a handsome bache lor like Mr. Fenlow." "He Isn't very handsome," evuded Agatha, tnoviinr toward the door. I "That doesn't make it any more prop j er. I declare I shall tell Jabez." balf sobbed Phoebe, who. like many good j posips. possessed a keen sense of the j conventionalities. j "Do tell hirn If It will relieve your j mind." advised Agatha rather tllp- pantly. and she pulled on her floppy ; pink sunbonnet and went out of the I gate and toward her own home, j When she was under the shade of the maptes on her own front lawn all the oft color left ber cheeks and gave I place to pale dismay. Of course Pboe- I be would run hither and thither abont ; the village and relate the scandalous fact that her queer Cousin Agatha Moore had refined to rent the west j 1S19 The Savannah, pioneer steamship wing of her big house to anybody la j across the Atlantic, sailed from the village, but had leased It for any I Savannah for Liverpool. length length of time up to twenty years (so j 0f trip, twenty-four days, would run the story) to Mr. Fenlow. the i lfifil Colonel E. E. Ellsworth of New tall, good looking man who had charge York Zouaves shot by southern of the building of the new stone church ! sympathizer, at Alexandria, Vu. near the river. Mr. Fenlow had been j l&Vj William Lloyd Garri-on, aboll etaylng at the hotel, but it bad been tlon leader, died; born 1S)5. rumored that he was dissatisfied and , lf.0,-IIon. Hush MrCulloch. secretary desired to make a change. 0f the I'niled Ktatt3 treasury from Agatha Moore bad seta him once or I 1,3 to ISC'J, died; born 1808. Daily Story twice and had never spoken to him in her life. Indeed, so casual Uad been her glances at him that she hardly knew just how he looked. Now she felt terror stricken to think that she had Involved a perfectly harmless and strange man In some of Cousin Phoe be's gossip. Of course it was Agatha's fault. She had no business to try to Jest with Mrs. West. Phoebe had no sense of humor. It was not until after supper that ' Agatha decided to run over to Phoebe's and confess that she had been joking about the new tenant for the west wing and thus nip in the bud any gos sip that Phoebe's busy tongue might propagate. Alas. It was too late: The mischief had already been done. On her way to Thoebe West's Agatha met several neighbors, and each one was thorough ly informed concerning the new ten ant who was coming to occupy the west wing of Agatha's big house. "Where's he going to get his meals?" asked one. "Cook 'em himself, for all I know." snapped Agatha impatiently as she faced about home, and thus she added another bit of fuel to the flame of gos sip. "I wonder what I ought to do," mus ed Agatha three days later as she wandered distractedly around her lit tle garden. It lacked two days of the) first of the month, and her molehill of a joke had developed into a mountain of incontrovertible fact. Teople fatehed daily to see if Aga tha's new tenant had arrived to take possession of the west wing, and Thoe be West had made a last and desper ate effort to induce Agatha to take old Mrs. Pederson Into her bouse as a chaperon. "A woman of my age doesn't need a chaperon," retorted Agatha, hastening away. She avoided Phoebe nowadays. I On the day before the first Agatha found courage born of desperation and wrote a little note to Simeon Fenlow. She asked him to call "ou Important business," explained her prim little note. That evening, the eve of the first, Simeon Fenlow called upon Agatha Moore. Agatha almost swooned with agitation as she unfolded her iniquity to the big, broad shouldered man whose voice boomed like the waves on the beach whenever he spoke. Simeon Fenlow watched her keenly as she re lated the story of her tnnoceut Joke upon gossiping Thoebe West and how the joke had become a boomerang of retribution. Agatha was too much excited to notice how Interested he was or to realize that he was a very handsonvi man with keen hazel eyes and iron gray hair and that the hazel eyes grew very humorous and tender as the penitent little woman shed tears over her recital and p.'.tried her brown hair with her little hp.nds and grew pinker and pinker with mortification at her own folly. When she bad ended Simeon Fenlow threw back his head and laughed such a hearer roar that Agatha was fain to join In after awhile, and in her tears of mirth the bitterness of the last few days was washed awny. "Now tell me what I can do. Miss Moore," he said after awhile. "I was wondering If you wouldn't come anil le my tenant for a few days. Just to carry out the idea. You needn't pay anything, you know, and If you would Just say that you didn't like It or something of tliHt sort people would understand. I don't suppose 1 ought to ask such a thing of you. though." "I don't know why." bristled Mr. Fenlow. "Why can't I have the west wing really and truly. Miss Moore? There's my dear old mother pining away for me at home, while I'm nailed down here on this Job. It would bo mighty nice for us to have your west wing for a few months. What do you say? I'd rather be your real tenant than a Imrrowed one." One evening the gossips of the town were startled at the report that Mr. Fenlotf had been seen to drive up In a carriage to Agatha's house and hand out a white haired old laj.v. who went in, and u little later un express wagon followed with some trunks that were carried upstairs. And Just before the occupant of the west wing vacated it there was an other report more startling still It was that Mr. Fenlow and Agatha wen engaged. And It was true. When Agatha Moore and Simeon Fenlow were married the following spring Dame Gossip was still alert. "First time I ever suspected Agutha of iK-ing after a husband." commented Phoel West to Julez the niiih' of td wedding, "was when she refused to rent her west wing to your mother's sister.' Maria Pederson. ani turned around and rented it to that handsome Fenlow man and his mother. It was a sly trick." But we who know how the whole thing happened understand that Acn tha's Joke was not premeditated. The Joke really belonged to Httl" Dan Cu pid, who hnd planned to bring about this very result. May 24 in American History. 170:7 Silas Wrljrht. governor of New York and United States senator. Lorn: died 1847.