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THE ROCK ISUAXD ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, JUXE 19, 1912.
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Wednesday, June 19, 1912.
Abraham Lincoln did not attend the
I'hlcapo convention in 100.
With liav b. ton there is some
lompwisution in bom;; a farmer.
Just about this time a man with a
"single track" niir.cl should be appre
ciated. There is a revhal of coquet in the
fast. The east it, where inollycoddic-8
come from. 1
Texns Is planning for its annual on- ,
Ion day. J 1 1 .-s r now it l.a.s some lemons
The Outlook says a progressive goes. !
forward and thee sometimes bends
The Kansas City club had a pitcher
fnm..d f'.tr.i. It, .!.. rt with his
KaniM h was canned
Tv.ci-..f..iw mr.rr, thnt hn I
I h hax-heen II
1K ,i'di, thp poor
is only worth $'.
When the prohibitionists hold thei
convention, the steam roller will be
known an a water wagon.
A ren! editor offers this sug?
"The best nay is to vot..
think but be tare you think "
i s' ion :
Why end marins and battleships
to Cuba where there is a phony row
and Hone to Ciiieavo where danger lb
Governor I'otiahey of Arkansas has
pardoned ail the female convicts In the
tut,, i . i l'eiiTiary on the ground that
It is not a fit place for the deii-ntum of
women. Aiuoiu' thone released Is one
woman Fenfenced to !w hanged for
murder and one cirjiei.d of poisnti
Inp tier husband to marry a younger
man. The vovevnor eificaMy should
tke these 1. belated women in as
HI ItllAl OK M TKIMoY.
Following the roi:t.- tnurlid out by
the 4td locate "f e .ei n s. ' entitle
tr.atii.g. sane in,i: r ace and sitniUi- in
novations. Inn liasfetuiig to tt to
he head of tie- pro . sstor.. comes a
Boeton physician proposing the es'ab
llsbinent of a "'.1arr:ae Aid Bureau"
at Washington a a 1'iirt of our na'ion
al l--o ernnii'trnt im bin ry. The d ".
ties of the bur au would lf, of course,
to invi litigate, s iiicrviM. and r gulate
ver thing pcrtaii.n.g to courtalup and
This is rot unexpected. An eager
liess for go ei tuneti'ai i ; vol ; ui e of
Mil- niobt ::: act. r..-.' ;c Na'.ires of
Aiuerlc.it! sociological niorotiuiniu. We
And It (U-ivlopil.t; m the sitni Ust as
ill us in the most complex move
ments for innovation, reformation or
n.eiv inu'atioti. Whi r as in the I .
feaurrat lc, goiernni- iit-rid-!eii coi.n
frus of the old world. r l'onuers tre
e king relief in revolution or in an
archy, we In our freedom seem ! tit
rn transmuting to oir i-h!!d:en no
freedom except that of exemption from
MINIMUM W.N.K I.KC.ISI.ATION. !
Massachusetts is first among the J
atatep to adopt the principle of the :
minimum wage, a lull to ft guld't
wnes for women aid ih:l
!.:.,! hv f.ovornor
and a commissi'"'. f three, on which
there must l.c at 1. ast one woman, it
to be acconiii'.ciy an oint, d to adii'ia-ti-tcr
Where competr .on of manufacture-
rs for market nr workers t. r jid-s
force i it n the wii;. s of workers to
a point where tt-.o mi:' ter.ani c of a de
cent ptar.daril of livi:. i r.ot r-siti'.
society suffers, ami -.t is threfore in
protection of society tr.a; le"..-la- l
tion Is adopted.
Pos:M H is only a cji:. ston of time
before there will he a f.xinn of price
as now there is fixing of freight rate.
ty the states and the federal govern-
inent. It will then he easy for can
rloyers facirc loss of thc:r profit to
protect themselves by r. d-i.-iv.g w ag s. :
In trades and employments where un
Ions are not strong enough to prevent, '
unless minimum once litis'.ation pro- ,
Libit, them from v dolr.g
TIIK t.tSTKL OF IIKI.PH I.MS
Miss Jane Addams gave a very help
ful and iuiuoal address bef.ite the graJ
Mate of Brvu Maw r. c j::t1:r.; a course
of activity that would make their iu
t lit i '.ual and other powers of bervice.
V-'hile many of the graduates of the
. 1 ei for women will marry and use
th' ir Knowledge chtefiy in d.nctiug
V-. -flairs of i-cd rearing child
j ren others Till enter professions and i
make themselves independent. There '
are still others who have means, leis-;
ure and energy and the enthusi-:
' asm and vigor of young womanhood. :
I What can they do with their educa-
I Miss Addarns' happy answer was 1
I based nil abundant settlement exper-;
lence. The graduates can teach Eng- j
lish' to poor foreigners; they can be-1
come investigators, charity workers, !
organizers of clubs, and friendly visit- j
ors. They can promote housing, fac-
tory. prison and hospital reform. They i
can attack the white slave traffic, and
In ever?" city, town and village there
Is plenty of social work to be done.
The higher education, like all priv
ilege, carries obligations. It has civic
value, and this Talue should be ex
Tressed in terms of purposeful, bene
ficial activity. Such activity is even
nfiier lor inose engaging in It tcan ,
for those it is intended to benefit, for
truly, 1t is more tles6ed to give than
vu;ks hi:i:k am abroad.
'P.nr'au of Fiiilrwd rrnomi9 )
The hereau of railway economics
ran completed tne second or its com-1
parative studies or railway conditions
In the Inited Stares and the principal :
...m.ne., oi r.urope. j cis relates to ,
the wages paid railway employes and ,
n.e nin oi i:vine ana is oasea on tne!
, latest years for which comparative da-
ta are available.
I The average daily compensation of
j railway employes of all classes for the
year IfM'i was in the Inied States
in the United Kingdom $1.05;
, excluding supplementary allowances
neglielbly affecting the average, it was
'in Prussia-Hesse Si cents, and In Aus
tria 5t cents. The lowest paid rail
; way employe in the I'nited States, the
ordinary trackman, receives a greater
compensation than many of the rail
way employes of France, even those
of higher grades and with responsible
r'utUs. The compensation of railwav
' rn1'0J'B ls frora tw l three times
,lf' hlKh 1n the United States as in
A recent report of the English board
"f tradp on railway wastes shows that
the average weekly pay of eneinera'n
ir. the United Kincdom in 1 t"r'7 was
I $11.17; of firemen, $',.07. In the same
- ear pngmemen on American railways
received an average weekly compen
sation of ;;r", counting six days to
the week, and f.remen $1.",.:4. Recent
returns make it clear that In 1!U2 en
rinemen and firemen in the United
States are compensated at rates of pay
for specific runs that are two, three
and four tlmeg as high as the corre-
pondlr.c rates on representative Eng
lish railways. The annua! compensa
tion of eiiitinemen in the United States
lis reported now ranges from $1.10n jn
switching service to over J2.SO0 in pas
senger service, and of firemen from
$7"e in swltchintr service to over $l,?oo
in pnss' tiger service.
For continental Kurope official re
turns in requisite detail are not avail
able for a later year than 1D0S. The
salaries and allowances of the typical
en.Mtieman in Germnny amounted for
that yar to $',!. !. in Austria to!
-s": 'f a fireman in Germany to
$l-t.r.:, in Austria, to jr.H'J.'io. The
uniiMal compensation of enginen.en on i
two of the principal railway s of France
ranger ln from $."".;: to $:e 0 PI. J
and of thetnen from $124.21 to $0:';;.!. 1
In la!y iiiMi.emen received in 1"S, !
salary and allowances included, from 1
J.'.ol.lu p $M2. 7 a year; firemen from J
$::..ii.:;. 1 to H7r..-5 a year. In these i
continental coun'ries the maximum :
1011,1 eisation is rei-eiv. d only after;
m.niv yeiirs of serv.ee. j
The average ant ual corn; ensation of I
eiu-ineinen in the I r.iioj States in I
i!cs on an estimat. d hasU of 300 days' '
st rvtce was $ I. ; of firemen, 7l2.
!r tliiy cour.'ry the rate of compensa
tion to these mp!oyes duos not depe-n I
! 1:1 u length cf servic .
In l.elgiutn entinenien received in
l!e-7 from I23.li; to $;s.t a month;
i t'remeii from $17.37 to $2;:.16 a month ;
conductors and station employes from
I'l cents to : ,ents a day. In t'.ie
l rated Staf ... in ti.e sam? year. 19"7.
ei.git:enn-n averaged on tiie basis of
2,r. days' service, $lo7.rV a month;
firemen, 403. ri a month; conductors.
. $.'!.f.l a day; station employes from
i $I.7 to $2.e". a day.
i The rental of a throe or four-room
j house or fiat is almost as high in Her
I lin. Paris or lmdon as throughout
the T t.ited States, but in England and
on. the continent it generally runs
from $:: to $;-o a year loss. The
' ' '"' ' 1 ' "d'eu
1 'l r K,i,rd of ,ra'f of England as th-
stabdard of consumption of a typical
orkinman'8 family costs ln the
1 t;it. d States IT S per cent more than
in France or Cit-ruiuiiv ; ?,:.Z per cer.t
more than in Jle'gium. and per cent
more than in the V'hited K'.r.gdora. '
It Is well within the truth to es-,
t.n.ato ir. a broad and general way that I
while the cost of living of a railway ;
employe in :h- l'nitd Stares is less 1
than .V p. r c -r.t hisher than that of
a correspnn-:irg emt love tn the r cited '
Kingdom or on the continent, his co:n-
rer.sation averages ovtr twice as
TIPPING IS ANCIENT.
In Shakespeare's Time It Used to Bt
Tke word tip is of coo-parttvely mod
ern origin, as it used to be valla, a
shortened form of avails or profits. We
speak njw of the avails of an estate
or of a busisess transaction. A bun-
; dred years ago they called gratuities
to servants or waiters valla. Dr. John
son's d.ctioBary, published in 1755, de
: Caes rails as "mouey given to servants
I as a perquisite or present rather thaa
j ln the way of wages." Dean Swift
I mentions a person "whose revenues,
besides vails, amounted to 13." Shake
speare uses the word In the same ene
Lere he o... of Ue Mermen
1 I -"
fra Vrrnnna RTaine thinVs women
nftd hat reform lts the neavy hats !
we're wearing that are causing most
of our headaches, she says.
It is true- enough that the heavy hat
has had much to do with woman's
riiscorr,fort and nervousness. It prob
ably has ben the cause of more- than
one headache. Yet many women in-
glgt upon following the example of
the. reasant8 wno make a custom of j
carTlnff oads of WOOfl or fnj water i
buckets and such on rh,,ir h(.ads. And
many a thin.Rkulled whlte woman is
fu,r lTT,atlnn t ,ho ni.i.time nPPro
mammy who carried her customer's
washing back and forth in a bundle on
her head. v
Possibly some of the women who
wear these heavy hats do not fc-el the
weight of them, owing to ancestresses ( some of his companionship, to cherish
who made a habit of carrying just such I her as the one who suffered and sac
burdens on their heads. I rificed for him and guided his faltering
The heavy Tiat is a vanity and an ' feet In the path they should travel,
expense. The milliner likes to palm No other can take her place in his
it off on us because she can put on j heart.
enough trimming to make it costly. I Rut In every man's and woman's
We wear it because we think it is be- heart nature has provided a- place for
coming as though anything could be a mate, and that place is not the moth
becoming unless one is quite com- Jer's j)lace.
UNIQUE WEDDING CEREMONY FOR BOSTON
EDUCATOR AND ENGLISH SUFFRAGIST
If,!:-!', ; mmm
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;i - a " :. .:: rzM:. :n --
Tbcra was a
day tha moat unique wedding Boeion has ever known. It was that of
Edmund T. Dana, grandson of the "t Longfellow and instructor at
Harvard university, and V.laa jia-ae Halliuuy, the pretty littla English
portrait painter and s ufi'ru; 1st.
There was no minister, no Lrideemaids. ushers or best man. The cere
mony was performed by Eiini.nd "1. I'urker, a well-known Boston law
yer and friend of the family, oul ln tha open sJr, under the historical
trees of the Dana estate.
The br'.de says a perfect husband needs these things: He must have
perfect health, be able to go without stimulants and have an aim ln life;
he must have led a K od life, love Us vUfe. co-operate with her and be
frer.k: he nut. leave the question of motherhood entirely to his wife and
help raise the children.
Mr. Dana sa-9 a perfect wife nerds these things: She must have
health, humor, courage, common sense, an! he thcrOuchly frank: she
must have a areat conception of the ur.lv-re and humanity: she must
be a radical and a suffragist and have both sympathy and patience..
in "rerieles" say. "But l::irk you. my
friend, 'twas we that made up this gar
ment and there are ceitain coujol
ments, certain Tails." Lie wauttj to
be condoled with a tip.
The practice protuDly continued to
grow after Shakes-pea re's time, for late
in the eitfUeeL.ru ceutury a philan
thropist aud reformer of the period
published a tract aa:n.-t indiscrim
inate fclmsgiviiig. and denuuuciag the
vails practice as demoralizing both to
! those who gave and ta those who ac-
cepted the gratuities. 'J his early re
former was Jonus UaLway (1712-17-mJi.
who. after writiu a book of eastern
travel, undertook to reform some of
the social vices of tog day. He de
nounced vailsgivicg ami practiced
what te preached Ly rilj.-ms to pay
more tbaa the stipulated rt e for re
freshments or for any of service
or to give gratuiues to servants who
received wages. But his crusade died
with bim. and vails slid survive under
the odious Larue of Ups. lnd;asapo.;s
ANTS HAVE FIVE NOSES.
1 "h Sen Smell Is Very Important
to These Insects.
i 1 tueir aateae. or feelers, acts
have five oos, each of which has its
own duties to perform.
One nose teils the ant whether it is
ln its own nest or that of ao enea.y:
another nose discriminates bet eta
odors of auts cf the bame species, but
of different colonies: a third nasal or
gan serves the purpose of d.scerrlug
ii;e i.inj uovn by tl.e nut s ow j
I " tt-t it te able to retra.e
for'able in It! No woman who wears
a t;cht collar, or tight shoes, or a
tight corset, is ever really good to look
at. no matter how trim she may ap
pear, for loveliness cannot exist where
there 1s no ease of body and con
sequent ease of mind.
A Chicago girl who has Just broken
her engagement with a Boston man
gives as her reason: "Reginald is still
tied to his mother's apron strings. I
want to marry a man, and not a moth
The Chicago pirl is wise in her day,
It is lucky for her that she had the
strength of mind to break the engage
ment. And this Is not said in dispar
agement of the young man's mother.
or cf the young man himself.
A man who by choice or necessity,
remains so thoroughly
tied to his
mother's apron strings" or for that
matter, to a sister's or any other worn
an's that he cannot make his wife
the first consideration in his life.
should not marry.
o man can serve two masters, we
are told, and no man can serve two
women and keep them contented. They
are certain to war over it and. in
the end, he will be the most miserable
to sav nothing of the unhap-
piness he has created for the women
A man owes a certain allegiance to
his mother all his life. But he does
not owe her his lfe, nor al! of his
thoughts. It is his duty and privilege to
see that she does not want, to give her
Mr. and Mrs. Edw?rd T. Dana,
"perfect" wedding out ln Canibrlde, Mass., thi other
the way quite easily: a fourth nose I
Muells the larvae and pupae, and the 1
fifth nose detects the presence of an
If an ant be deprived of a certain j
nose, it will live peaceably with ene- j
nv.es, but if it retains its fifth nose it j
wiil tight the alien to the death. There
is a difference in the functions of nose
cne aad nose five, although they ap- j
pear to be somewhat alike. j
This sense of smell does not come j
till the ants are three days old. If, '
therefore, ants only twelve hours old
re n!ueil n mnni. nrhrs helnnirfnz to '
different colonies, they will grow tip
quite amicably and not understand
that they are a mixed lot, because
tbey will have grown up with Ideas of
scent in accordance with their sur
roundings. The sense of smell to them
is as Important as the seue of sight
to oumaa oeings.
Bears One Crop and Dies. j
The fcbgo pioi tree bears bnt ODe j
crop cf fruit. Its load of nuts Is its 1
r.rst and final effort in the way of fruit '.
laritig. The tuts become ripe and are !
strewn In thousand'', around the tree
uatfl the great stem .-t;;nds up by Itself, j
cu ;ty aid bare. The branches turn j
Lroxn aad drop cue by one to ths j
ground. Inside fte truLk tte work of j
decay is goicg on until what at one j
tixe was a n.ass of white sago and ;
pith becomes noth!cg but a collection
of rotten brjwn fibers. Oiie day the ,
trade wmd blows more strongly than :
csual. and the leafless column of the j
trunk fail t with a crash, destroy lag la
its fail njicy of tbe younc palms that
, m Z'SL b5S!
are alrejdy spricgltg from the ouu
r OVTCAA M. SMITH
"fT wife can tell them at a K'.ance
The bargains ln the store.
The prices look alike to me
Though one la less or more.
In searching through the market plaea
When what I seek Is found
I par them anything they ask;
Uy wife ahe looks around.
Ehe trots about from store to store
From morning until nUtht.
And not a penny will she spend
Unless the price Is right.
6he knows the worth of everything.
She never la afraid
To tell them they must cat the price
If they would have her trade.
If there's a bit cf china ware .
Marked down to ninety-eight
That cost a dollar bill before
She grabs It while you wait. V
Ehe saves a penny here and there
'Most every other day.
And why It Is we have no more
I really cannot say.
My wife she has the bargain eras.
The price they ask I pay.
And If it seems beyond by means
I simply walk away.
I only buy the things I need.
On them I pay the freight.
She has the attic stored with trash
She bought at bargain rate.
Thing You Never Hear Of.
A poor American girl marrying a
A fisherman who comes home empty
A millionaire refusing to accept an
other million because he ha enough.
A cheap cow being killed by the cars.
A fool and hia money being ln your
A man losing a bet on a horse race.
Driven to It.
"I bear that you bay adopted a
baby, Mr. Green."
"But what led you to take such a
step at your time of life?"
"Because 1 got so blamed tired of
hearing my friends tell all the smart
things their babies say."
"She is the most practical woman I
"What has she doue?"
"Tou know they had a skeleton In
the family closet."
"So I have heard."
"Well, she vnrnished it up and uses
It as a clothes rack."
His Wife's Don't Count.
"A man can't withstand a wornan'a
"That depends opon whether be la
a married man or not."
"And if he Is a married man?"
"Then it depends upon the woman."
"Does any one know what the Mexi
can war is about?"
"Sure! There is one fellow who
"But will he tell?"
"IIovv can be? He's dead.
Back to the land! Is all the cry.
You understand the reason why
The backeis hope the lund will double
In price and pay for time and trouble.
It Is a wise son who knows when i
to ask his father for counsel and wueu
to flatter his mother.
The only place where the suhurhnn .
garden grows, blossoms, thrives and
reaches fruition Is In the hazy mind of J
the hypnotized suburbanite. i
Why pay rent for a steamed and
heHted fiat when you can dwell In a
tent by the side of tbt rippling river?
Sometimes even the rippling river i attention that Mrs. Tire knev will be
falls to Interest the man who complains j con:e alarmed and send for h"!; of
that he la dry. ; some sort. I wonder what she would
I really do?" Polly's chocks were pink
Monev getting seems to he the only
desirable pursuit these days; but. then.
ou know. monev L-ettinc'ls lucrative.
Talk about It being Impossible to
steal things that are nailed down!
Railroads are spiked down, yet we of
ten bear of men stealing them.
This is the year when
claimed by some of the
It may be
that all's fair ln love, war and a preal-
j Tbe ernancipat!on of woman Is In
slcQt wben ghe op;nl, declares that
Kh. finds comfort ln sittins with her
feet on the table.
There are times when Dotblng seems
more acceptable than the unauthorized
loan ut your enemy's ombreila.
It may be that virtue Is Its own re
ward. f.:;t we have no'iced that vlrta-
ous people like othei kinds as well ta
'Me next one.
Then a Scotch schoolmaster entered
the temple of learning one morning he
read on the blackboard. "Our teacher
is a donkey."
The pupils expected there would be a
cyclone, but the philosophic pedagogue
contented himself with adding tne word
"driver" and opened the school aa
The Schemers By Clarissa Mackie.
Copyrighted. 1911. by Aovated Literary Bureau.
The piazza of the summer hotel was
flecked with white and colored gowns
relieved here and there by the more
somber hues of men's garments. At
Seahurst there was a proportion of one
male guest to every seventeen of the
opposite sex. Tolly Skinner 'and fig
ured it out on the back of a picture
postcard she bad Just received from
Dick Westford who should have been
there If he had not loved the Maine
"Think of his impudence!" complain
ed Tolly to a group of her friends in a :
J corner of the piazta. "I wrote to him ;
: that It was lovely down here on Mizzen j
Island, and he merely sends this kodak
postal showing himself sitting around
a camp fire with half a dozen perfect- i
ly stunning looking men, all wearing
flannel shirts and looking contented ;
and happy, without a single girl ln !
Right!" She passed the card around
"I suppose everything is very messy j
there." remarked Bell Scars after a :
casual glance at the pictured group. j
Ella Frond balanced her slender
form on the piazza railing and looked j
pettishly over toward a group of mar- .
ried women, whose husbands sat In '
tamed submission near by readiug the j
morning papers. ' j
Tolly was figuring rapidly on the j
postal card Dick Westford had sent,
and It was then that she announced
her statistical figures.
"Just fancy, girls: there's Just one i
man to every seventeen women in this
"Did yoti count ln Billy Plnckney?"
"Of course I did." laughed Polly.
"Well, he hardly counts, he Is so
pirly," complained Lily Deane. "He
actually nsked me to show him how
to embroider, said he'd always want
ed to try It. It looked so fascinating."
"What did yon say?"
"I promised to give him a lesson '
this morning. And here he comes J
now, the liore!" ,
Lily looked up and smiled In sweet
contradiction as Billy Tiuckney drew j
ITe was a soft looking youth with t
pale hair, a long nose and kittenlsn j
mauners. His clothes were remarka- j
ble for their color harmonies and their
variety. Now he was wearing a suit j
f pale blue flannel with shirt to ;
match and a ring on one white hnnd
with a turuuoise sunk deep in the
lie was a dronm In blue.
"Ah. Miss Lily." he murmured gent-
; ly, with a significant glance around !
! the group of maidens, "we have an en- i
gagenieiit to sit ou the beach. I be- 1
! lieve:'' . j
t'ertainlv, Mr. Tinel;noy. Kxcnse !
me. girls." And Lily dropped her etu-
broidery ln her silken bag. slung the
I ribbons over her arm and departed
: toward the sandy bench.
1 The five remaining girls watched
; the couple out of sight, and then they
j exchanged glances.
"We have come to this pass." said
j Tolly solemnly, "when even the ntten
( tions of Billy Tiuckney are looked on
i with envy. Nay, don't expostulate,
j girlies. 1 feel that way myself. I'd
i rather go walking with Billy and lis-
ten to his inanities and shudder at his ,
lavender and pale blue flannels than
to sit here and gossip with yon! There.
! don't yen all feel the sane way? All
j In favor sny aye."
' "Ave!" they shrieked ill chorus.
j "We are desperate. Some tine day
! Billv Tim knev will propose to one of
I us. as is his hal.it. and through sheer '
eimui one of us will accept him." I
"Cgh!" shuddered Bell, with a irlaive 1
over her shoulder at a talkative group
of elderly women. "Imagine having !
Mrs Tiuckney for a mother-in-law!" 1
"Don't worry." laughed Amy Wreiin
from the hammock. "Mrs. Tinektiey
would i. ever permit it to go as far as
"H v could she stop it?" asked B"ll
"Trust her cleverness. She wouldn't
nii.ke a tir fuss and bother over the
Ctigril-'enielit oil. I.o! Shed he pet-feet- ;
ly sweet and lovely Hl.tl all that, but
she would i.ivite a whole lot of men (
dow n here to cut Billy out. She knows 1
he wouldn't stand a chance beside any
other man." declared Amy contemptu- ,
"Why not do it?" asked Tolly coolly
"Do wha . '!" i
"One of us lieeoii.e engaged to Billy.
fir. at !e:ist nil of us pay him s.j nmeu
! with mischievous excitement.
"She won d communicate with Biily's
nf ire.st maie relotlveaud-inercy !" Amy
Wl'eun suddenly silt up str::illt and
beckoned her four companions to a
seTet conference. When the heads
were close t'-'ether she whispered.
"Did you know that D'.-k Westford
wits hi .y'a own cousin and the near
est male relative as weil as the linatw
rial atrent and confidential adviser rf
the Widow Tinckuey and her
son : I
"Nil." cried Bell, smothering a do-Ire !
to laugh. I
"Nes." asserted Amy. with a zlnnce 1
st Polly's flaming cheeks. "If Mrs. (
iln- kuey sends for Dick he maj come j
and bring all of his friends to put us to j
"h, Joy!" murmured Ella Frond, and i
the other girls e-hoed her words. tu!y
Poliy fckinner was quite silent. She i
didn't ohje.;t to the scheme, for she :
knew that Billy Tin -kney was Immune
real sentiment, for he wa the 1
sou of his luother. and Mrs. Tite kney
j was as cold and unsympathetic as a 1
, block of marble.
And Poliy did want Dick Westford
to o:..e. o;i:y Kotwuow sued rather
' he came i. - -e l.e wanted to he there
iwitLi t.er ii!;; toit Lecau.-e Mrs. Tili. k
Dev sn.j for h:u..
Siili. it w is t.- king a long cb-mce on
Mrs Tine, ::ey se:.dii;g for Di' l. Vet
j ford, but the plan tvu worth trying, for
:innrst was deadly dull without any
Fc- a week there was plenty of ex
citement at the Seahurst hotel. To be
gin with, our five girls completely
monopolized Billy Pincfcney and show
ered so much undivided attention upon
the pale youth that his head was quite
"I'm the whole cheese here." he grin,
ned to his adoring mother one evening,
and that horrified Isdy put up her lor
gnette and stared at him.
"William, my sou." she gasped, "nev
er, never use such language in my
presence again.. As for receiving atten
tion from tbe girls ln this house, you
mustn't take It seriously, for remem
ber you are the only man here at pres
ent." . Billy was silent. Flls mother's insin
nation stung him to the cpiick. He
would prove to her that It was him
self and not his sex that attracted.
He would pick out one girl, and that
girl would tie the prettiest and the wit
tiest and the one he liked best. 1:
would be Polly Skinner.
Thereafter the group of schemers
found their plans taken out of their
hands by no less a person than Billy
himself. He would have none of them
except Polly, nnd Polly was sacrificed
uion the altar for their general good.
"I heard Mrs. Pinckney say last night
that there was safety in numbers." re
marked Belle Senrs. "Somebody had
spoken of Billy'a sudden popularity
"So I'm to be the bnrnt offering?" de
manded Polly indignantly. "Why, I
like him less than any of you do."
"You're a sun burnt offering, and y-'
look like a dear. Run along, bono
there's your Billy waiting for yon. A
he needs Is a pink parasol to becon
a piuk dream!" laughed Ella, giving Tol
ly a push toward the waiting cavalier.
The next day Billy Pinckney shocked
his mother by announcing that he
wanted to marry Polly Skinner and If
he couldn't he would Just as soou dia
"Have you asked her, dear?" falter
ed Mrs. Tinckuey.
"Not yet. mother, but I'm going to
tonicht." he declared, thankful that
she bad not objected more strenuously.
"Promise me one thing. William."
she said solemnly. "Walt Just one
week before you ask Polly Sklnuer to
"Why?" be demanded Impatiently.
"Because I ask it of you."
"All right. 1 promise, but I shan't
change my iniud." be threatened as b
left the room.
Mrs. Piuekney smiled, because she
had lived with Billy for many years
and knew him to be impressionable.
Almost any other of the girls would
have doue for Billy, and she might
have reluctantly submitted, for all
were well to do save Polly Skinner.
Billy must have a rich wife.
She drew a tdicet of note paper be
fore her and wrote to Dick Westford.
She mentioned Polly Skinner's name.
She marked the envelope 'Please for
ward." and she attached a special de
livery stamp. She mailed it Immedi
ately and sat down to wait for Dick's
coming. There was a w hole week be
fore Billy's promise would become D"'I
Three days afterward the five e
spirafors were sitting iu their act:
tamed corner of the hotel piazza
"Where has Billy I i today?" ask
ed Klla Frond, stilling a yawn. "I
haven't seen him tagging after you,
Polly. Have you sent him away?"
"Not I." tleclnred Polly, watc hing t he
approaching hotel bus with wlntfiil
eyes. "I went for a solitary walk this
morning and surprised hlni walking
with the pretty elinmlieriimiil from our
floor, lie was helping her carry a
basket of linen to tiie hand hiuudry
ai ross t he held."
"Billy Tiuckney!" shrieked her com
panions in chorus.
Tolly nodded "After nil our time
and trouble." she sighed.
The hotel bus was loaded with pas
sengers from the i o'clock train Th
man led women buzzed forward b
greet their husbands; the unmarried
women h ol ed wi-tfully at the mass of
blue seme and gray tweed elbows that
projected from the crowded vehicle.
The men streamed out from the bus.
There were many more than usual.
The girls grew interested. Tolly Sklti.
tier's eyes widened and looked lik
stars The biggest ami tallct of thi;
invading nrttiv was Dick Westford.
The other girls recognized him at tb
"Our scheme has worked." whlsiered
"lie has brought al! the campers."
squealed Amy Wrenn
"f)ti. Joy!" murmured Bell Sears.
"Ah." breathed Lily D'-atie. "one
.lust before dlnr.er Di'-k Westford
came to Polly and c.nifht her in a dun
corner of the piazza. lie took both ber
bauds In his and looked into her eyes.
"1 love you. Tolly." he said simply
"I'm glad. Dl' k." said Pcily sortiv.
And they never gave-a thought to
Billy Pin -knev, who at that very rr.o
me')t was eloping with the pretty
June 19 in American
1 fa 1 U Congress declared war against
Gr-::t B:.l:.iii The principal griev
ance alleged was the linpr.-H.sa.ent
of L'ruted States seamen by Brit
ish vessels. James Madison was
JST.l Battie of the Kearsarge and Con
federate c ruiser Alabama eff Cher
bourg. France, requited in the sink
ing of thei iUtr.
1011 The L'nitea States recognized
the republic of Portugal. The first
remains were recovered from tii.
wreck of the baiUesL.it Maine.