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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1915.
(A- THE ARGUS. Pnbltehed Daily 1J4 Second arc live. Rock Iilond. III. Entered t the poatofflce as eoond-claae matter ) Back Iilui Meiaer f tka BY THE i. W. POTTER CO. TERMS Ten cents per week, by car rier, in Rock Island. Complaints ( delhrerr sol-rice sboald be made to the circulation department, which should also be notified In every Instance where It Is drelred to have paper dlaoontrnned, ae carrier hare no authority in the premise. All communications of ore; omen tatlTe character, politic', or religion, must have real name actached for publica tion. No euct article wlil be prlcted over fictitious signature Telephone la all department: Cen tral Union. West 14S. 1146 and S14S; Union Electric, 14B. Monday, September 16, 1912. The straw hat "has went." The Three Eye baseball season over. Who cares? is gTPA PES C0KCIL A Philadelphia surgeon has patched j liXFCTRICITY ON THE FARM, up a defective; backbone. Now a great j Tourists who have visited the Ad practloe awaits him in Washington. J Irondack region this summer report ! that many farm houses back In the i ub .-rw ion uihihlicuitb mate it avirlunt tri-it u f t r.tTi ova - ti i r rt Ka t rt i careful as to what their women cli-! ents die of. ' ' ! "Ct inoa sra r V TrrriT e nr V, tv ' " " i n . . w t t.-i . ion. Iiut not by Ice King Morse of New York, y : Czur Nicholas fears that he will meet with a violent death. Why ! tloesn't he get an aeroplane and end i the sufpense. ; . . - - - ii is iu uf oouiiu nneinrr ujinapu fully appreciates the rare distinction attained in ltn capture by the Mexi- ran Insurgents. i i Roosevelt is ambitious to be a bron- ho buster ag'iiu. Ii will have plenty of time for his desired occupation uner me p&uoimg in ."vcvemuer. A progressive Roosevelt tjrga.iai.ks: "Will .Mr. Taft withdraw?" What a tHiustioc! Of course he win not --not until the inauguration next .March of Hretideut Woodrow Wllsou. WK i,r.i thi: woni.n- More thau So per cent of the worM's real itiipply is fnrriHliej liy the ('nit -1 Stale, Great llrilalu una Geinianv in the order named. Ir. cr.nl production, as in nearly ev erylh iif olho. the I'l.i'ed States lc;i(!v 'he world. It a" back in 1 v;i that lie coal oulput of tLe l'iii'il dial's nut exceeded thai of tireat liritaiu, i'lld It tiUH !ieer iM-ell .4:;ied tiln-e. Mor,' tllHil H ll'Iuf! IdUrt t,f Ci.;. were produced in K'll for U.e use of the world us fuel. Of tills enormous amount tin Vniteil H'atcs produced more tlmti er u-i.t. I.:utt yti.r the I'niti-d aia;. s produced tl:ii-:,t half a Liiiion tor.H f coal r.u.te ii,;;:, l',:i:ti Hritail!. ;.l thotih in the li;.,t 1.' (ic ;riL' Rrila'u tiu luorci.bed in r coal on: put by 50 p. r cent. Hut the Increased output of the Vnlted Slates for that period was over Mi p. r cent. We lead, olln rs f Mow TIIF. .UillOlM.WE ix w Alt. That the aeroplane will ticure in warfare as a fighting machine os well as a dispatch bearer- and an a i i to.' tirou'ing in iinli.aied by Ihe payment f ?2T.on0 In prizes by the Mrit.sh novernmeut recently to Aviator Cody. The pruts were otfered through th" war office as rewards of victory in the military competitions at Salisbury i'lain?. Coincident wi;h the Cody fiilits it was announced that a fund of Sl,5ni,. i'00 had been raised in Germany by ; public subscription to purchase a f.eet cf war aeroplanes for Emperor Wil- ' liani. R Is Impossible at this time to fore tell the future developments in avia- , tion. In the American civil war bal- j loons were frequently used for the j purpose of observing the movements i of rival forces, but. the modern aero- I plane may become a terrible tr.gine of , ileuth if experiments tow being made are successful. It in easy to concelv bow & dating aviator, under proper conditions, j i.ilsht circle high in the air over an 1 enemy's camp at nit;ht, for -Instance, i iihd drop bombs among the sleeping tvdditirt. No army would be reture , in such a situation and the danger of ; th dartmj rider cf the air would be ' slight. j Man's ingenuity seems to have ' about reached tbe limit in the devising ' of engines of death for use on land ! tnd sea. but the air presents an j- , tirely new field whose possibilities can only be dreamed of. TIIKUK IS A IMH-'KllEXCF. Colonel Roosevelt, in tis speeches !n Moutans, took occag.on to severely de liounce the "oepper trust." Now the copper trust is probably all h'.s fau. ralcU lt. It doubtless deserves ail the anatlietaus he hurled at lt. I:? ia- i1::ctrtnl lui ' r . - . . Montana; and the pec pie- of thai 1-ave lour sundm noi ri 1 ----- - . j n i a are ni i' . . n n as industrial ln'cult'es: tr.,1 vP V r-i. ,1 AIA - L f , - .. . lc aew ne was ii-!fg politics, la denouncing it. But the cepper trust U no worse '"" l' lrul"- inaea. it is not ; owcrful nor as crpicTe a trust, It doe not lay as heavy a tribute upon, the masses of the people a does the steel trust. It Is co worse than the harvester tru3t. It docs not touch the pockets of the farirer near as heev-ly. When. Colonel Roosevelt delivers his speecnes In steel trust and harvester trust territory why does he fall to di rect his fiery invectives at these trusts? Why does he not explain to the people the enormities these trusts are committing against the consumers of their products, and the political In iquities they have been guilty of in controlling legislatures, congresses and ev n presidents? There Is a difference. What is It? Weil, to be brief: Tfce copper tnwt is controlled by the financial interests that are opposed to Mr. Roosevelt and favor Mr. Taft. The steel trust and the harvester trust are controlled by the financial interests that are supporting Mr. Roosevelt, and financing; his campaign, and opposing Mr. Taft There is the milk in the steel trust j and the harvester trust cocoanuts! I The latter trusts are, in the colonel's ! j eye, good trusts. The copper trust ia, I in his eyes, a very bad trust. j ir Mr. Roosevelt should be elected i ' president he wi:i throttle and squelch ! the copper trust, and will "coddle" and protect the steel and harvester trusts. ! j There Is method in Mr. Roosevelt's 'treatment of trusts. There' is a difference. p - .ountalnB some as much as a niile aDd a half the "-rest yUlage, hr "Quipped with electric lights. This 18 indeed the age of electricity. Wfcer- . . , . . ever mere is a sawmill beside a good sized stream in the Adirondacks elec- nuuuVui.M, eiet ,ric,t' ls generated and wires are strung to houses within a radius of two or three miles. Occasionally one M-es a farm house eauiDDed with eloe- trie lights and standing near it a lit- He old log cabin, now perhaps used! "J1.?0 Cnf' T SO m.M5r years ' " lainny t:wfiiing. All the Ad i'ondack vjlluKe.-, now have their elec-1 trie Kpht plants and tbe streets and' ioues are lighted by them. Electric- ''.v n;is worked wonderful changes in k'1 parts of the world. Electric cars now run on the streets of Jerusalem an'l in Cairo the trolley car has al-1 most put the camel out of business We cook, heat, wash clothes and rock tlie cradle 1 y eleftricity. And now coir.- s Thomas A. Edison villi an outiit that v. ill light and heat a house iio matter how far away it may be from an electric light plant. This outfit costs more to run than most farmers would like to pay, but :t will very iikely bo hifihly appre-i'-'-ed by I "i''.y rich persons who imve hammer homes iar Lack in tlie coun try. Mr. E.iitun l,as fi.ted up a house ;n Llewelyn Park, N. J., with a storage l. t'ery mtd its aipurtetmnces. Tlii3 l c use coiitaiiis 11 rooms and is lighted ; i.J b-n led l!:ro:u'-'-ut bv electricity l'. :c raiu rilit ii, tl.e cellar. A small Kas.niiie oiviue !t--'i:erates the electric : il.roi.ch a ri:.u!l 1 namo, and this io t'orci in 1:7 Mari'i.uri size trtoraxe iait iy cell. (':. storing was found to be i.nllici'.i:; to run ij electric lights i;r i.ve continuous Hours, and at Ine fan. e time to run a moving picture out-; fit. the cook f-fovo, a washing machine, i dum v.a.:ter arid in a separate build- ,'1'ar tls 'louse, a chicken irciba- -r. To t- i.- ; I; r.t tests u little r.oro thun it doe.- to b :y eU-ctric light ing from a company operating a big i-'.ur.t, so the outfit w ill be of no benefit to city dwellers, but for use in isolated bouses it will prove valuable. Mr. Ed-i.-tu has demonstrated that a houne (reeled in the middle of the desert of SaluTa or on top of Wliiteface moun tain can be lighted ai.d heated by elec 1 riciiy . CALIFORNIA WOMEN AID SUFFRAGE CAUSE ' '' j:vv-ft n.t.l I H-jt" ; Mrs. Frank P. Dewina. San Francisco. Sept. 16. If there ' O A AfnnA n v-n k ak -v I at mm X x 1 I t i '-.fe -.-.'3Ui : "-"""jfu trying, was once about to fen- that California women are not taking tence ,D oiJ o(Tender CTA w-lth , an interest in politics, it is time for ; tbeft accordlD; to Rramp uch a pcrscra to wiie up. They are i ton-8 ri.scnces. " uriutru ni.CCJIll, US ice, ', omoa . pojiucai ciucs giv J tl;;. . , tDterd .Int . ...... .. . . . . . . .,.., ." '. . .viva w I. lA.t? lull 1-! fc- ( T ;.-! na a 1. . most as nuaitrous as those of the jmon. ) They won the suffrage only fter a .hard uphill frit. Perhaps this is ths .reason ii.il it u an adcraUoa to them ill ai 1 if- ? ;" ie.- -S.3P TOO MUCH EMPHASIS OX FA5CT GOODS AT FAXCY PRICES. "I've Just been reading about some rich man who has bought up a lot of land in a middle west state, with the idea of demonstrating to people i w hat can be done with a farm If it j is run on a good business basis." Eaid the woman who reads ihe news-, papers and thinks about what she reads. "He's already put $1,500,000 Into i the Dlace." she continued, "and ex-! pects to put in still more money. But he figures that he's going to get It all back with good profits as high as $10 j a bushel for his tomatoes, and eight j cents a quart for his milk at whole sale lots, and 60 cents a dozen for his fresh eces in wholesale lots, and fancv nHces for his bacon. t cetera, I don't wonder he has an idea that his farm is going to piy. "P.ut how many farmers can get these fancy prices, no matter how CURRENT BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER. (Special Correspondence vc The Argus.) Cordova, 111., Sept. 15. Protection or tariff for revenue; which benefits the workinginan the more? This questiod has been answer ed by the British board of trada, which has very re cently made ex tensive investiga tions of conditions in England and Germany. Although gener- ally spoken of as ' a free-trade na- tion, England im-1 poses what ia ) practically a tar- j itt lor revenue on j su'.-h article s as j tobacco and spir- j its. In Germany tlie tariff system I is very similar to ( that of the Fnited ' a uis.ii prot.-ciive ! u?" CLYDE Yu TAVtMNER Staffs There is tariff on all the necessaries of life. In making comparisons of the condi tions of the workingaien of England and Germany the board of trade found that the workingmea of Great Britain j not only receive hi-hcr waes in alii trades and professions than those of ! Germany, but that the cost of food-! stuffs, wetirinc am :-r. 1. and rents is ! much lower. a few H)-.ii'Ani'.is. Here are a few tomparisons in a hardly won ideal to be cherished. They talk of it with reverence. Mrs. Frank P. Peering of this ci'y, member of the college e-jual suffrage i league, was she state press chairman 'during the heated campaign of the i fall cf 1611. Mrs. Peering cannot yet talk of those days with a steady voice. Ana one little fc.ory er.e te.ls shows clearly the attitude of the women. i Everyone remembers that the first i news that came in after election was M'nat, the suffrage measure had been defeated. Two of the rnoFt eager I workers for the cause waited down ;ton late that night hoping for bet-: ! ter returns. The night dragged on j i into the morning hours and still the j ' wires kept piling up a majority againpt s'ln'rape from San Franeirco end oth'?r rcrtUern districts. The majority fin - ally looKed so large that it seemed ; impossible that it should be overcome :nd the girls decided to go home. . "" uutuiuicuijr up -vlar" I Kei street, it was very quiet and ! deserted. They said nothing for a 'couple of blocks and tht.o one turned! ! to the other, saying: "Well, we must get up bright and ; ! early in the morning and surt all j over again." j I Mrs. Peering says that it was such! spirit as that which won '.he day in ! .California. And that is the spirit j .wtiicu n.Kes me women so vaiuaoie ' a part of the ele. torate today. They fight, for the cause which thy deem i worthy with the crusader's zeal. AN GSLIGftiu JUDGE. ' H Was Eager to Oo the Right Thing and Suit tho Prisoner. Baron Mauiu. a famous English ju rist of the old school, whose native leniency and tense of fun often placed I him at tbe mercy of tbe very men be -I.L- " lrl th. Ka rrn S-h an as- : , ,uraption of 8eVerity; "I hardly know ! i o. but job can tab' six ; ujooim. "I can't take that, my lurd: it's too much." said tbe prisoner respectfully, but firmly. "I csa t take It. Tour lordsulp sees I dida t steal very much, after all.- J iu. taron inJuigtd in one of tis i i MSM good their products may be? By that I mean: How many people are able to pay such prices? "Goodness knows, the cost of living is high enough already for us poor "commaa peepul," and Its all we can do to pay the prices asked now. We can't all be rich and pay such prices as this man gets for his fancy goods, and therefore it wouldn't profit the average farmer to work his farm on that basis. "A swell hotel can afford to pay 60 cents a dozen for eggs, but I can't and neither can a good many thous ands of other women Just like me. As It is, 30 cents a dozen for eggs at this time of year makes too big a hole in my purse. If de farmer wants to sell to the dealers at 30 cents in the first place, by the time the mid dleman and the retailer add thetr profits, I'd have to stop buying eggs " think It's about time that some cf these farming experts' stop telling farmers what high prices they can get for their products by working their farms scientifically. After all, there are only a few who can pay such prices even for tlie finest and fanciest stuS. The rest of us need something gpod and substantial at prices within our means. If the farm experts will preach that and teach that to farmers, a lot of young fellows would, go into agriculture with the right idea and make a success 'of farming. As it is, a good many of them sink everything in a farm and then, because they don't get rich in a couple of years, they sell out and come to town to get a job, spreading the news that farming is a failure." COMMENT wages per week, which tell their own story : Free-trado Protection Occupation. England. Germany. Bricklayers ti.72 Carpenters 9.44 Fitters 8.64 Compositors 7.92 Masons 9.44 numbers 9.54 HOI RS OF EMPLOYMENT. J7.50 7.50 7.68 ' 6.00! 7.50 j 6.8S; Bricklayers Masons ... Carpenters Plumbers . Painters . . ..62 4 . . 52ya ..53 . . 53'i . . 5'J'i 59 59 59 58 58 6914 54 59 Engineering trades. 53 Prlnting trade Laborers 52 Va The difference in the cost of living: Great Britain and Germany is in favor of the former. MAHKEO dipkkhkxck. I And as between Great Britain and I the United States the difference is 1 rst ill more marked. As to wearing ap- i parol the difference is so great that j most Americans visiting England take back as much clothing as they can get past the American customhouse offi- j cers free of duty. A tailor-made suit of clothes costing , from $2 to $:i0 in tlie Visited States can be purchased in any British city for from $12 to $16. A pair of ladies' or gents' shoes that cost $4 and $5 in the I'nited Slates can be bought in London for from F.rt tn Si l.ndW -..- Mtla. ! men's gloves costing !M 25 to SI. 15 in J the ptates r;,n I:.- i . ed in Eng. j land for from ?,i to " oia. low. chiickliiu: ircLtbs before replying. "Well, that s vera true. Ye didn't steal much." lu- said. "Well, then, ye can tali' lour mouths. Will that do four mouths V" "Nay. uiy lord, but I can't take that, neither," was the reply. "Then tak" three." "That's nearer the mark, my lord," ; t!c. prisoner said approvingly. "But j rd rather you made it two, if you will I be so kind." 'Vera well. then, ink' two,"' said the ! judge, with the air of one who is pleased to have done the right thing at last. "And. mind, don't come again. If you do I'll give ve weii, it all de pends!" DYNAMITE AS IT EXPLODES. J t FollovkI Lightning Do.s. the Lin. j of Least Resltanca. j lt is tbe Iar ilnprt.ssiou tuat dy. namite 6eeks ,be of 8reatest re. I sLstance. Place a quantity of black riOU'ili'T on n mr 1- ntirl li-'bt t with n i m ... .. ,.i i.; .. stone. Place a piece of dyjiamite on the same Mrt and the rock will lie sln,tered: hence the reasoning that dynamite follows tLe line of greatest r.,. Nothing could !.e further from the truth, however. The black powder takes fire Hnd explodes much more slowlv than tbe dvnauiite. so that the elastic air tbnt Incloses it. as It does everything, gives way gradually and tbe orce is lost in the atmosphere. With dynamite tbe explosion has been so sudden, tbe attack on tbe air so in stantaneous, that for a fraction of a second It actually resists. Tbe force of tbe dynamite is so tremendous that it cannot wait, and lt is turned into the rock, which for tbe instant becomes the line of least resistance. An Illustration of this may be seen during a display of lightning. A fork of it strikes across tbe sky. It packs tie air so densely that it can no lonrer make rapid progress la that direction. and it tnrns aside to follow tbe line of i least resistance. It cannot wait fortbe I ttr to yield. It Is the same with dyna- i mite. Harper's Weekly. i ' j "rhe Afnerican Navy. t Tte oriK10 ft the American navy ates from Oct 13. 177.".. when con- 1 rresa authorized tbe equipment of two I cruisers. Humor and Philosophy i r MMCjU ft. SMITU zil THE DAILY GRIND. yRITlXQ pieces for tfc paper. Mostly foolishness and vapor . Sometimes reason may slip to, Kor 1 that a deadly sin, But It 1 a sad mistake That a writer should not make. Lest the realtor go to sleep Or declare it Is to deep ' And the paper fling aside. Going forth to take a rida. i. j- Wrltlng for the public print, Gossip, story, beauty hint Anything to nil the space That a streak of blues will chase; Anything that's light and not Clogged with too involved a plotj Anything that not designed To make labor for the mind Or to air high sounding view. Lest the reader take a rnooie. 1- Writing for the publlo mart. For the eye and for the heart. Something simple, straight and plain Tht will rest the reader's brain And will put him In the mood For the predlgested food That adorns the printed page In this restless, rushing aiie; That will feed him something light E'er he goes to sleep at night. For we do not read to learn We have knowledge, yes. to burn But we read to be amused And to hear our foes abused. There Is work enough. Indeed. Where we toil at breakneck speed. Bo whea we sit down at nlsht With a paper and a liht Nothing we are after then That will l ake us work again, Hard Headed. "Stella is goiug to cooking school." "Ioes she Intend to be married?" "I think not." "But 1 though she was spending all her time on music." "She was, but she says cooks draw more wages and take fewer snubs than music teachers." Anything Else Superfluous. "Don't the water ever overflow' the bauks of that river?" "Every spring." "What do you do then?" "Nothing. The water ia doing all that there Is to be done." Fed Tham Through tha Hopper. "I like to make new friends all the time, and I do it all the time too." "But don't you find it a sort of uui Bance to keep up with so many';" "Oh, 1 don't have so many!" Nor Men Either. "I used to think that women were an?e!s." "Yes? And now?" "Well, nngeU are not women." "liie; they're just angels." The Reason. "She never waits for dinner a minute for her husband." "She doesn't look so obdurate. I wonder why she doesn't." "She has no 'husband." Unpopular. T don't like his style." "Why?" "lie ulways talks ns if lie were look ing at things through a microscope." Highly Prized. "I value bis friendship above money." "How much money?" "Well, at least a plugged nickel." Explained. "Hasn't Moliie beautiful red hair?" "Say, when did her rich uncle- die?" PERT PARAGRAPHS. Every woman has keeps a linn hold ou it. her way and As soon as circumstances pinch tbe complacent fellows who make a great parade of practicing phiiosopiiy nine tenths of them throw up their Job. When it is hard to decide whether the man or the woman is head of the house things are apt to be lively lu the vicinity. Some men when economy becomes necessary U-gin economizing upon their wives' clothing. Net result, Reno. Women like pretty thinsjs n:s Ions they aren't each other. as Bridging the channel between his necessity and what he wants is what makes a man gray headed. These are the days when a small boy doesn't know whether he will 1e s politician, a baseball player. detective or a crack It is a true optimi-t who dreams of pennant when tbe home team fs so far In the sbadoiyof the base of the column that it canrbe seen. Tte man who closes the dw wlth outfslammiag it and who always shuts the scritn is near enough iierfecthjn for the average woman. A Different Kind. Wife mnxiousiyi I do wish yon were in some other work, de.-ir. I am in coo stant fc-ar that you will touch a charged wire at tbe shop Hub Ob. the charted wire at the shop doesn't bother me. What I bare more dread about is tbe charted nccoiiLt at tl.e ktore. Boston Transcript. ine Argus Conductor No. 77 By Clarissa Mackie. Copyriehted. 1912, by Associated Ll'terary Bureau Ileleu Blair signnlod the Milmibau -ar and ho-irded it at the o:"o; Sho was tired aftvt a lunpr !;'' of siMpjiiuj; and walkexl tip the aisle to tlie front seat, which proved to be empty. At the . then and there and walk the remain next stop three people got on, who com-! ing distance, whatever it niiht be. to plete'.y Clied the shoit cross seat iu I her homo; also she would take the con front of her. "Fares, please:" Helen's heart leapd as the conductor's voioe, and vague sense of irritation mere trollev car conductor she heard she feit a because a should pos- fcss a voice exnctly like llaiph Fair lee's deep tones. She turned lier head and stole a glance at the appronching conductor. Her heart leaped again when she discovered that the back of his shapely dark head was exactly like that of Ralph's and that the swing of his broad shoulders ns he turned might huve belonged to K.-.lph. . Her bend turned face about, and she compressed her lips. "What n a both er!" she murmured to herself. j It was more than a "bother" to be: reminded of Ralph Fairlee at that mo-1 ment. It was positive pain to the girl j who had been entrnged to Ralph for : three happy months. Of course the! engagement was a thing of the past or it would not have caused Helen Blair any pain to be reminded of its I previous existence. At last tl.e conductor came to the front of the enr once more, set back the Indicator and began to collect fares for the second stage of the trip. "Fare, please!" be loomed in front of Helen, and again her heart leaped ns she fished out a nickel and gave it to him. Then under the brim of her droop ing velvet hat she permitted her face to relax its cold hauteur, while she fells to dreaming nhntit Ralph Fa'.rlee, who had taken their quarrel seriously and) left the city to seek work elsewhere. Ralph's father was a rich man, and old Mr. Knirlee had queer ideas about ; rich men's sons. He believed that these same sons should demonstrate j their ability to earn mo::ey and prove ' themselves capable of taking care of ! money already earned. Ralph hm1 ' different ideas and wanted to begin at the top of the ladder. He had quar reled with bis father on this point. He had quarreled wish Helen ou an other mutter and, estranged from Uith. must be very lonely now. Hel en's heurt was breaking for love and j pity of him. I Clang, clang, clang rush, clatter, j clang! Starting and stopping, whizzing! and curving and rocking, the "car of destiny" went on its way into the open country. "Fares, please." said the conductor as he stood before her once more with hand stretched out. Helen fumbled in the gold meshed bag and impatiently emptied its con tents into her lap in search of a coin. She was positive that she had plenty of change left. There was a crumpled lace handkerchief with an elusive fra grance of violets about it; there was an inner golden meshed purse that was quite empty, a couple of matinee tick ets, a vial of smelling salts, a penciled memorandum, but there was not a coin to be found! "Oh, dear!" Helen was embarrassed ns her eyes sought the'stern face of the young conductor. "I'm sorry, but" r She bad to stop then, for ibit iinruly heart of hers was beating faster thun nny triphammer could hope to rival. The stern face of thi conductor was set like a white mask as be turned away. "Fares, please," he was saying to the woman who sat behind her. Frantically Helen sear, lied her gold en bag, but In vain. She was oiite penniless and still ten miles from her staliou. She bit her lip angrily, be cause she must explain tiiese mailers to a conductor who bad the effrontery to have a voice Menli al with thai of Ralph Fairlce and to have a f:u-e so hii' h like Ralph's that she bail nearly shunned away when she looked at hiiii. But of course it was not Kaioh Fnirlet. Ralph wm.id have spoken to Icr at once -L'kuliy. she knew that. And. be sides, Ralph Fall ice was ns brown as a berry, and this cctiducinr, a very com mon person, no doubt, was tj';ile pule. How presumptuous for a trolley car conductor to speak, look and act just like Ralph Fi'Jrlei-: Rut how very humiliating to be un der obligations to ihis man. a perVet straiiLter! Again she scan In d thro-:::'i her bair rstnl shook out her handker chief. This t. ne there was a clinic as a coin Hew to i he floor. Ileleu stooj ci to pb k lt up Ju-t as the co'id'K tor c.iun- t her aid. To gether Hu t b. lit over, i;i.d together they .-e:i: hel for t:;e lost Coin. Hel- ' en's bi' h:it brushed tbe conductor's cap from bis bead, and there whi added embcrrn-ociit. At i.et the man arose with something between his lingers and l.el.l It out. "You lost this?" lie i no nired coldly. "Ys." said Helen, reddening. "Real ly, I thotitkt it w:'s more. I must have lost my .ban-.'e airl" Tlio corrlurlor . tl;r.i:'t the shining pe'.ny in his et pocket and rang up j a Pleite L'ive tn- your number." said Helen e::ter!y. "No", 77." be sai.I grnvcTy. and with lift of bli tap be went back to hi station on ihe tear platform. ; Clang, clang, clatter, went the ear, j while Helen's agRaied thoughts kept company to the bcalin;: f her heart ami tbe throbbing of ti.e iiio.or. An eideriy genl ieinua .-illii.g oppo site to Heitu peered ;.t be." over bis "old ;tn---iei. hl.e inti el that be look ed teenry after the coudJ-tor who bad so stoically rui.g up l.er fare after receiving from ber bauds the meager -i.r;y turl rhe eouM i:nd. Sl,e wciidejti if tiie oni geiitijiuau wouid be apt t report the conductor for negligence in not putting l.er ol the car. The idea of lx-i:. n::dt r obligation tu the conductor, wao booked st mutU Daily Story like Kali'Is K:ii; 'cr. be-. Mine so ropnsi li.if.t tliat !!fien !' ar se a.'il walk ed down the ra; iiiiy uini;iii itr toward the rear. Slie was determined to aUht dueior's nuir.'oer and send him 4 cents the next d.i.v. Iler slender form swayed down the aisle, while close behind" her staggered the white bearded c'.d gentleman who bad wa: lied her so keenly. The con ductor was leaning a gainst the door, gazing idiy at the dark ; shadows of tlie flitting scenery. He did uot see Helen or the old gentleman so close behind her until the car lurched over some lit tle obstruction and came to a stand still, j The violent jerk sent Helen forward straight Into the arms of conductor No. 77. who also braced himself to receive the form of the old gentleman. Then the car jerked ngain. and the three fell In an Ignominious heap on the llihir of the car. while the niotorman rang his gong frantically for soma answering signal from the conductor. "Hello, hollo!" sputtered the old gen tleman writlifully, as. being on top, he was rjrt to extricate himself from the heap. "This conies of meddling In n business you don't understand, in the least, young man. I hope the youug lady isn't hurt." Helen moaned" faintly ns conductor No. 77 lifted her to a seat. . "It's her ankle." announced the con ductor as the contact of her foot with the floor brought forth another cry of pain. The raotormnn Jerked open the front door and glared tnto the ear. . lu-re. Smith. he snarled, "what do von think this is anyway a lios- j,llfli or a j jJt j. suburban trolley? We're four minutes iate as it Is." "You will. wait here four hours If j,ocessary," snapped the old gentleman. breaking Into the conversation before Ihe conductor could frame a reply to the motorman's remarks. As a matter of fact, the conductor was gaziug down at Helen's face, which was whiter than ever now through the heavy meshes of her Shetland veil. She was leaning ba-k against the seat wilh closed eyes. The conductor stood watching her with grimy clinched lists on his hips. Nei ther girl nor conductor appeared to bear the conversation between the motor man and the ncgressive old man. "You will wait here four hours If necessary," the old gentleman had snapped. "Will, eh? By whose orders?" The motorman was dancing with excite ment down the aislev "By the orders of the president of the company!" yelped the old pnlle man. Hashing a card before the bewil dered eyes of the motorman. "By gosh! You don't say of course yes, Mr. Fair lee. of course!" The tnolorman danced back to the platform and closed the door upon his cbugrln and mortification. "Sinilh!" thundered Mr. Falrlee nt the conductor. Conductor No. 77 was chafing the wrists of Helen Blair, passenger, and did ii"t even turn his head. It would appear that the name was an unfa miliar one to him. He did not re spond when it was repeated several times, loutleraiid louder. At last: "Ralph!" thundered Mr. ' Fairlce In the cnn'i'ic'.or's cur. "Well, father, what Is it?" Conduc tor No. 77 turned a sullen face toward his father. "Are you going to give up this non sense and come home with me?" de manded bis father, bis old voice quak ing with !n uncontrollable anxiety, which be strove to conceal with an unnatural gruffness. "I'm on duty here. To yon advise me to shirk that?" parried Ralph. "You can hnMi this run, of course. Hut will vfiu come bono' to m niirht? I've lost a lot of my fool no tions, and" Ret Raloh was as irenerons nn his faMicr. "No. you needn't take back a v.fit.l of what you b.ive raid in tb pa-t. d.1. You were ri-.:hl about It. I!;i! I have shown you that I can get it Job within:! iutiueiiej. of any sort find that I can keep it. for months. Oh. dad. it's ll'-lcn bi-er Pho'si off with inc. and !! "e i ' 'f th' slightest use In i i y ever t:ii".r ! le nn!'-fi without l.er. I dou , Mame b.-r. but'" - "I'rdph I':ii;iee. you goose!" cried jfei.-i's voieo from beb'rcl as she thr'-w b"r arms :;rou-id Ralph and his fnber. "I I t. "v you from the Pr.st. hm. you looked h nwh like your-clf t:.:d I didn't dare"- Si, bm'te into s-.bs, ntel as oil Mr. I--;i !.'- Iiirn-'d aw.y an 1 b'ew bis noe vigorously (-In' wlil.ipered tliu remain der lulo R;:i; W:i ear. m When Cue down ::r c!:in--ed close nt band the ino!"ii.an peered timidly thrni'.rli a cr."-!; in the front doir. V.'hct he saw entf.- d f.J ; ey s to btil e. Conductor No. 77 was embracing the f .'!..; of the pretty i:irl j,as-"iiger and the pre-ldent of tb" trt-iiey couij anr. "'Jood Lord! He's cra:.y!" rroaned the motortnau. And ttnti (V.tnluctor No. 77 gave the-signal to go ahead. Sept. Id ia American History. - 1,1- I . ,. . I'aci::.- r.ilr .:.(! i.ui; In '1 .-o. a V l'iU.'i I.Uell (; l!,te C illKl born was :e-!t,n:;tus ll- ncir. Man-niati and Jurist, born: died 1:: 1.SS.7-The Puritan. Amerhati yacht. uefe.-iie.l Ln-iand in ra- e for the A merlcii H en p. 1001 - State funeral for WMib.m Mc- liinley f t Capitol in ';o-nlni;:on. V.'ben you g,.t to worrying, stop sad hoik oi i ne lir.nmessary things von rm' about ioaidav Youth's Cun ' au"'a- 0s