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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1912.
THE ARGUS.
Published Dally at 1(24 Second ave
nue. Rock Island, I1L (Entered t the
postofflce as second-class matter.)
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All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tion. No suet articles will be printed
over Uc'ttloui stgT.sturea.
Telephones in ill departments: Cen
tral Union. West lit. 1141 and tl4(:
Union Electric 6145.
Wednesday, October 2. 1912.
We shall aever s;et very far tm
the settlement of theee vital (labor)
matters so Ions; aa we regard every
thlac dose for the wwkfaiKiBU, ky
law or by private aareemeat, as a
eoaeeasloa yielded to keep hJm fresa
aattatloa aad a dlstnrbaaee of ear
peace. Here, ag-nla, the aease of
nulveraal partaershlp must come
Into play If we are to art like
etateantea, as those who serve, aot
a class, bat a aatloa.
Wood row Wllawa.
Too bad pink lemonade did not die
with the man who made it.
Taft is to go on the stump. It will
have to have some circumference.
Politicians may get excited but. bus-
mens men reiuse 10 even get .uu.ru.
i . - . A
tAL IS
I "I shall support Woodrow Wilson,"
Which Is it. Charley, a bull moose , he says, "for the presidency, because
or an elephant for you? The people j 1 believe that, with the aid of a demo
are waiting to hear. cratlc congress, he will carry into
. . a j effect the party pledges of tariff re
It may be "a movement of plaU i form, and thus abate, if not abolish,
people," as T. R. pays, but how plain j the legalized oppression the state
is George W. Perkins with his J40.- j sanctioned oppressions of the protec
000,000? j tive order. The democratic party.
The Chicago cop who accepted a
B0 cent, bribe has been removed. Had
he taken $5,000 the courts would re-
instate nim.
. j
The New York cotton exchange is
to build a
have offices
0 story skyscraper andthe failh that is in him. The demo
r,n the top floor. Now cratic nartv n no titii
look out for high prices
Note the trouble England is having j
in bringing about a change la Ulster
and the fun we are having in making
a change in this country.
And now Professor Fisher rises to
remark that there is a waste of 15
years in every man's life. How about
the follow who lives a hundred years?
Has the friendship of the third term
candidate in times gone by any con
nection with the support, financial and !
moral, which Perkins, the genius of
the steel trust, is now so nthusiaHti.
the steel trust, is now so entUusias'i
tally giving to the third termer?
.... 1 1 n ,. - ,
. vui uiiiu ici 111 Lonuiuoir is
rf iting of social service and praising ocratlc party and that of Its candi
his friend and financial backer. Per-1 date for president is best described in
kins, of the strrl and harvester trusts, j the language of Governor Wilson him-
. uui or8o,M.n mat me stee. e .
Li f "f !LaT v reate"t L 1 man lPCeive himseIf b'
enemies of union labor in the country, j fallacy that anybody proposes t.o sub-
- j Mtute direct legislation by the people
Carn-gle crushed the unions atjor a direct reference of laws voted
1 1u111.Bir.1u uiiii me wiuows a.ia or -
Phans of the workers killed in that
:trike b.ar testimony to the beneficent
policy of C'aruegiu and his successor,
the steel trust, controlled by Roose
velt's friend and benefactor, Perkins.
The American people may well bear
in mind the remark of the ancien.
Trojan, "I fear the Greeks, especially
when they bring gifts." The sudden
conversion of Perkins, the brains of
the steel and harvester trusts, to the
cause of the people te. to put it mild
ly, a suspicious clrcUmstance.
Perkins, who agrees with Roosevelt
that monopoly is a natural develop
ment, fears that, there will be labor
disturbances if competition la restored
in this country. There certainly will
be none. when, as the third terra can
didate advocates, the trusts go into
partnership with the federal govern
ment. The steel trust recognizes no union
among Its workers. Perkins, organ
izing genius of that trust, and chief
f-nanrial backer of the third term can
didate, predicts that if the trusts are
r.ot permitted to'eontinuo and enjoy
monopoly, there will be labor troubles.
Thl would lead one to suspect that
labor n ight find it advantageous to 11 ,s very, very virulent and very dan
have the steel trust dissolved. 'serous."
The working man may take It as!
cound doctrine that when men of the j Since the I.linois Bankers' associa--tamp
of Morgan, Perkins and other j Uon has declined to recommend any
giants of finance are pleased with I specific legislation on the subject of
party platform there Is something to tn official inspection of banks, it la
tr.at platform antagonistic to the
terests of the working man. Morgan,
Terklns aad Munsey are all friendly
to the third term candidate and are
f nanclng his campaign. None of these
gent'.emen has ever before been re
garded as friendly to the working
ri:an.
Perkins and Morgan and Gary and
wr.coevelt all stand together on the
the ion that the trusts are a nat-
CniteSht'CiPnt of business and
' a-yeveated from grow-
Ing even larger. Berger and Debs,
the socialists, while agreeing with
Morgan, Perkins and Roosevelt, go
even farther and say that the trusts
should be allowed to grow until in
self defense the government takes
them over. The bull moose and the
socialists, Morgan and Debs, seem
about ready to lie down together.
REMEMBER THE PRIMARIES.
Democrats should bear in mind the
judicial primaries to be held Satur
day. There are three candidates be
fore the party for nomination, C. B.
Marshall and S. R. Kenworthy of Rock
Island and W. R. Moore of Mollne.
All are worthy men and It is the duty
of the party members to make a
choice next Saturday.
In this year and in consideration of
every circumstance entering Into this
particular election, which ,is to be a
part of the general election, the demo
crats stand a reasonably certain show
of electing the Judge, and it is up to
them to evince a proper degree of
interest in the primary election.
Turn out next Saturday and vote
your choice.
GERMANS ADMIT TARIFF IX
CREASKS PRICES.
When the German government "in-
j troduced its tariff law of 1902, it pub
. lished with it, as is the custom In
, Germany, a printed explanation of the
reasons for its introduction. This of
ficial document, which squarely de
clares that import duties raised the
! cost of living, reads, in part, as fol-
lows:
, "Inland" prices are raised, so far as
i a consideration of the circumstances
I of the last 10 years wi'.l allow us to
Judge, in proportion to the duties."
j In precisely this way the tariff ln
! creases the cost of the necessaries of
i life in the United States.
How we in .this country do .like to
bleed ourselves for the benefit of the
protected plutocrats!
RABIil WISE FOR WILSON.
It is announced that Rabbi S S
wise or the Free Synagogue, they
noted reform leader of New York City,
lg for Woodrow AV1iBon for Dresident
under lead of Woodrow Wilson, may
reasonably be expected to put an end
to those tariff laws which have led to
imperialist adventure abroad, and to
criminally corrupt extravagance at
home."
Rabbi Wise has full wifitt,,.,
have promised and are pledged to
revise the tariff downward to a point
where, while It will not Interfere with
legitimate and honest business, wi:i
put an end to exploiting the consum
ers of the country in the interest of
unholy greed.
This is what the country needs.
THE INITIATIVE. REFERENDUM
AND RECALL.
The initiative, referendum and re
call are state issues and can scarce
oe considered as Questions involved
in a national campaign. There is no
.machinery of government provided
nnH .ho f...i . ..
" . - 1 a , vviimiLULiuu w Here-1
Dy tnese policies cou.d be made to
operate with respect to the federal
i -
, f,u'ri uiurui. 1 ne DOB1UOD OI me Hem
;1" '" leme aiure oy a vote of the
! People for representative government
I "The Initiative is a means of re-
! capturing the Beat of legislative au-
thority on behalf of the people them
selves. The referendum is a means
of seeing to it that unrepresentative
! measures are not put upon the statute
l'ook- Dut are checked by being sub-
mltted to the vote of the people,
wnen you come to the recall the
principle is that if an administrative
! officer for we will begin with an ad-
ministrative officer is so corrupt or
so unwise as to be doing things that
are likely to lead to all sorts of mis -
i-mei in me future it win be possible
by a process prescribed by the law to
get rid of that officer before the end
of his term.
"I don't see how any man who Is
grounded in the traditions of Ameri
can affairs, particularly as thev da.
rive their origin from New England,
can ffnd any valid objection to the
recall of administrative officers.
It is another matter when it comes
to the judiciary. I myself have never
been In favor of the recall of Judges
not that some Judges haven't de-
served to be recalled that Isj't the
point. But because that is treating
"'mP"om instead or the disease,
i Tn disease lies deeper and sometimes
ILLINOIS BANKS ALL RIGHT.
; "meiy and appropriate to remark up-
on me success and umriiT r h
incorporated banks in Illinois.
Taken in connection with the small
number of families and the enactment
of remedial laws, the record made in
Illinois is probabiy without a paralieL
In the who'.e of thA ru in
I there have been only three failures of
I state banks in Illinois. Of these
j three, one paid its depositors In full
and the other two fell very shorti
1 of paying in full. Several other banks
J have been forced to close their doora
i is : $.. ? .-j" k m
TOO MCCH BOSSING.
Most of us are always trying to boss
somebody else, and order the lives
of Chose in any way connected with
us. That's why so many of us are un
happy. If we'd let people alone, al
low events to take their natural
course and trust to the Lord a little
more, we'd all of us be better off.
"These few remarks" are called
forth by a recent marriage in which a
dear old lady of 70 and a good old gen
tleman of 71 united their lives. They
leve each other I defy anybody to
prove that age isn't capable of love,
and most probably a warmer and more
faithful love than that of hotheaded
youth they are well enough endowed
with this world's goods to live in com
fort; neither one is doddering and
thev have found through several
years of acquaintance that they are
entirely congenial.
But it does seem that when parents
are not putting obstacles in tie way
of their children's marriage, the chil
dren are objecting to the re-marriage
of a parent. In this case it is a
daughter who would like to have the
marriage annulled because, as she is
reported to have said: "Mother is too
old to marry."
Too old? Is anybody too old to
marry, to have a companion through
one's declining years somebody with
similar tastes, somebody intimate
and dear, who will fill a -want that
grown-up children cannot and seldom
try to supply? ,
"I was lonesome," sighed the old
BREACH BETWEEN
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.)
In referring to the tension between
Winiam II. and their heir to the Ger
man throne, the Vienna Zeit says:
"Verbal communication between the
kaiser and the crown prince has al
most ceased." In varying shape dif
ferent reports of this sort have been
carried in the cable gossip of recent
times. Except in the detail of names
and dates, however, it. is an old story.
It is the divergence between the ins
and the outs, the old and the new.
the generation which is passing and
that which is coming, and which is j
impatient at the delay of the present j
one in making its departure. On his
mattress grave Heine made jokes
about the interminably long time ig
which he was dying, but in such a
situation not many persons in any
period or station are capable or dis
j Gallic vety
uainc gayety
playing that transplanted German's
1-- nntor nf things in thp r.ortnan
. 1. -r-u. v. . . j itj
luyai UUUDC. ilie uaueu Ul f iCuriICA
William I. for that son of his whom
we know as Frederick the Great, and
which the latter hurled back in full
1 measure, has been related by majy of
h chroniclers of Prussian history ol
that time. There was a broad di-
j vergence in sentiment between the
; earliest of the monarchs of the pres -
j ent German Empire and his son and
successor Frederick, who reigned for
a few months, and there was a still
broader difference ia temperament
and in policy between Frederick and
but their depositors have lost noth
ing. The legislature has given the state
auditor authority to take possession
of a bank which he finds unworthy
of public patrojage, to close its doors
and to make application for a receiver
to wind up its affairs.
This is one of the most advanced
! and.; progressive steps that have yet.
been taken in the public supervision
of y banking concerns for the protec
tion of their patrons, says the Spring
field Journal. It seems to be believed
that if the legislature shall see fit
to require all Institutions doing a
banking business in Illinois to submit
j to the state auditor's inspection, and
' will put failing or embarrassed banks
! ia charge of the auditor's office: with
j the attorney general acting as legal
! advisor, banking In this state will
be on as safe a basis, so far as the
patrons of the banks are concerned,
j as It Is possible to make them, and
j that in case of failures the business
can be managed and wound up with
absolute safety and with the least
possible cost of those pecuniarily con
cerned. A PLEA THAT WON THE JURY.
Haw an Eloquent Kentucky Lawyer
Freed a Guilty Man.
John J. Crittenden, the eloquent
Kentucky lawyer of a past generation,
was once defending a murderer. Ev
ery one knew the man was guilty, bat
thj eloquence of Crittenden saved blm.
"Gentlemen." said Crittenden at the
end of his great plea, "to err is hu
man, to forgive divine.' When God
conceived the thought of man's crea
tion be called to him three ministering
virtues, who wait constantly upon the
throne justice, truth and mercy an.1
thus addressed tbeiu:
"Shall we mnke this man
Q God, make turn uou' said Ju-
lady. There it is. Youth cannot sup
ply full companionship to age. Like)
must have like, if there is to be con
tent. Children have no more right to rule
their parents' lives than parents have
to rule their adult' sons and daugh
ters. Yet one sees it attempted all
the time, to the sorrow of them all.
see
Here's another thing that makes a
lot of trouble the money that chil
dren expect to inherit from their par
ents or that relatives expect to be ;
"left" to them. .
Except where young children or a
wife or an aged parent are dependent
upon the person who has property to
leave after his death, nobody should
feel that he has a right to that money
because he is a relative.
Where is the justice In a grown man
or a woman expecting that a widowed
parent should refrain from remarry
ing simply in order that the money
should be kept intact for an inheri
tance? What right has a married
daughter to demand that her mother
should live a lonely old age because ;
said daughter wants the money that!
mother has to be "left" to her? anj
instance lately published in the pa- j
pers. i
On the other hand, why should sn i
able-bodied parent with means of his 1
own, go to law to get possession of j
bis dead daughter s estate (as in a
recent case), when she had willed it
to her fiancee? It was hers, earned
by her, to be willed as she saw fit.
But no. The parent thought he had
more right to it than the man whom
the dead girl loved best of all in the
world.
Why do relatives squabble over the
worldly goods left by the one who has
died, and grow into bitter enemies
over something that was never earn
ed by them and to which they prob
ably have no moral right?
Sometimes one is tempted to think
this would be a better world if in
heritances were not allowed at all ex
cept in the way of provision for those
who are entirely dependent, or as a
deferred payment to one who has.
earned it in some way.
KING AND HEIR
the son who now occupies the throne.
A like absence of harmony was seen
between the kings of France in the
monarchlal days and the dauphins,
and between the British sovereigns
and the heirs-apparent. The passing
of Victoria and the succession of Ed- j
ward VII, meant much more than a
change of rulers. It marked a transi-!
tion into a new era. The impatience :
of that Prince Henry of England who ;
was surreptitiously trying on the !
crown brought forth this rebuke fror ;
King Henry IV.:
I stay too long by thee, I weary thee.
Dost thou so hunger for mine empty
chair
That thou wilt needs invest thee with j
my honors
Before thy hour be ripe? !r
We see similar divergences between I
the head of the state and the heir- j
contingent even in our republic. There
was a lack of accord between Presi-!
1 Adams: between Adams and Jeffer-
' 0r, tv, ri a, -,i ii, i
, wu, wiuu uiulj "Uftiiio auu vamuun,
Harrison and Tyler, Taylor and Fill-j
1 more. Grant and Colfax, Cleveland
Q ,T A CfArortcnn PnioavAlt o A TTol- '
Stevenson, Roosevelt and Fair
banks. The only instances in which
there was a real, feeling of cordiality !
between presideat and vice. president '
! were in the case of Jackson and Van !
1 Buren, McKinley and Hobart, and Taft
! nnd Sherman. Hannibal Hamlin, how-
j ever, the vice president in the civil
war period, was sometimes cal'.ed into
the consultations of Lincoln and the'
cabinet.
tice sternly, 'for he will surely tram
ple upon thy laws.'
"'And Truth, what sayest thouT
" 'O God. make him not. for none but
God Is perfect, and be will surely sin
against thee."
"'And Mercy, what sayest thou?
"Then Mercy, dropping1 upon her
knees and looking up through her
tears, exclaimed:
"0 God. make him! I will watch
over him with my care through all the
dark paths be may have to tread.'
"Then, brothers, God made man and
said to him: O man. thou art the child
of Mercy. Go and deal mercifully
with all thy brothers,' "Denver Re
publican. The Carpet Cure.
Matrimony reduced tbe Smith bouse
hold until there was nothing left or
it but the old couple, neither of whom
looks old enough to be in the father
and mother In law class. When Bessie
got married Papa Smith took posses
sion of her room, and it has been bis
study, library, smoking room and
gTowlery since then, and Its condition
made the life of bis otherwise happy
wife a burden. "Since be has bis
room." she complained, "John has de
veloped a passion for disorder which
would break a housekeeper's heart"
"Is there a carpet on tbe tLotirT" she
was asked. "No." "Is there a rug?"
"No: he wouldn't have one." "Well,
surprise blm and have a carpet put
down." was her friend's advice, and
it was followed. "He was a little sur
prised to find it," said tbe woman,
"but from that day the floor has not
been littered, there's more order on
the desk and the place looks tidy.
John doesn't know it. but be could
serve as a living sieclmen of tbe car
pet enre." New York Tribune.
A went of sympathy leads to the
rreatest ignorance hi tbe Intellect zn
well aa la the heart.
Humor and
Philosophy
V 9VJ9CAJ M. SMITH
PERT PARAGRAPHS.
JT Is hard to make a good Janitor out
of a poet. He doesn't have a large
enough output to keep the fires going.
Any woman can manage a man if
she lets him do as he chooses and al
ways pleases him when he can't
choose.
Any broom sweeps clean if a deter
mined woman is attached to the motor
end.
A cheerful disposition Is a good thing
to have around the house, but some
times It Is hard to get it to stay.
The way of the transgressor is hard.
but it has to be for bis rapid transit
The only trouble with the family
skeleton is that it so often doesn't
want to stay In the closet
It is most exasperating to convince
a man that you are right and then
have him face about and steal all your
thunder.
The man who never loses money Is a
miser or has none.
Ever notice that it is always the girl
who can't sing that does?
Too many of us Just have to do the
things that we don't want to do and
60 get into difficulties.
Subdued.
O Bridget, In our hours of ease
We let you do Just as you pleasel
But when we get a grouch on us
We want to say: "Do thus and thus.
Bring something fit to eat on here,
And let It be before next year."
We feel like speaking so, but don't
Because we know you'll say you won't
For, Bridget, you've a heart of stone,
And to ill nature, too. you're prone.
You'd go away In mighty Ira
And basely leave our kitchen fire
Yes, leave us all to thirst and starve.
Without a steak, or roast to carve.
To pine away and maybe die.
If we should criticise your pie.
Your coffee's murky, weak and pale.
Your salad's warm and often stale.
To eat your biscuits we're afraid.
They're not the kind our mother made.
We know these charges grave are true.
But dare not say a word to you.
For. Bridget, you'd be very rude
And would refuse to serve our food.
Then we'd be left to moan and sigh.
With neither bread nor cake nor pie.
Without a thing to eat In sight
To nurse an awful appetite.
80 we reflect that if we'd eat
Three times a day. to be discreet
Is far the better way to do
Than rouse the tyrant rage In you.
Even So.
"The devil is generally in good hu-(
mor."
"He has reasou to. be."
"Why?"
"Because he has the majority of us
working for him to beat the band."
See Whose They Are!
"Those cbildreu are such putient little
things."
"They need to be."
"Why?"
"How else could they get along with
their parents?"
Economical.
"You should get Dr. Dosem for your
sick folks."
"Why?"
"His brend pills are so large that
tbe patient doesn't need any other
nourishment"
The Difference.
"I like my hat to suit my face."
"So do I. but I can't have it"
"Why not?"
"Because what suits my face doesn't
auit my pocketbook."
Good Time to Call. .
"Say, let's go and make that long
postponed call upon Jones tonight."
"But why tonight?"
"He says his phonograph is out of
repair."
Might Help Some.
I don't like Annie."
"Why not?"
"Because she is so light beaded."
"Maybe you could get her to dye her
hair."
One Good Thing.
"She talks an awful lot."
"Well, she says that when she's talk
ing she can t hear what the rest of you
are saying about her."
How to Run a Motsrcsr,
First get your car.
Then run it
Simple, isn't it?
Try it and see.
Ask the Boss.
Efficiency! That Is the thlr.g
That pushes you ahead.
It takes you where you want to ,
And rets your daily bread-
Woman's Part.
"What part of speech is wamsn."
pa T'
"Woman isn't a part of speech, m r
son. She's the whole speech ,
Show n the man who never make
a niiKt.ike. and we will show you a inaa
who never makes any mine. War land.
The Argus
Brother and Sister By F. A. Mitchel.
Copyrighted. 1911, by Associated Literary bureau.
1 can never forget that dreadful day t
Bert and I parted. Unmerciful dis
aster had "followed fast and followed
faster," and this was the crowning
trouble. Father had failed in business,
and the shock had killed him. Mother,
accustomed to every luxury and now
reduced to penury, followed him in a
few months. Neither father nor mothet
had any near relatives, and it fell t
some old friends to determine for Ben
and me what we should do.
Bert was twelve and 1 eight II n 6
we been but a few years older we
might have taken some action for our
selves. As It was. It was decided that
we must be separated. A friend of
father's offered to take Bert and give
him an education. A lady was fouud
who would do the same for me. We
clung to each other, declaring that we
would stay together, Bert saying that
he would take a position as telegraph
messenger the only occupation for
rvira ISo hart fmrtrkri lint fiiiit mir
nio.rtin w Bnt in rtifforont
directions. This, of course, promised I
hotter for nn thnn trvlncr to m.iki onr I
way in the world for ourselves at that i
tender age, but it seemed dreadfully
hard to us.
It did tarn out better, though in my
case the good results were delayed for
a long while. The lady who took me
had no children and intended to adopt
me. But persons who have not and
never have had children of their own ;
cannot begin with a child of ten i
without great trouble. It is like taking
up any other occupation about which
we have learned nothing. Besides, my
foster mother was a very nervous
woman, and whatever I did worried
her. I had been with her but a short
while when she decided that her health
required that she should be relieved of
my care, and I was given up to another I
person who was paid to take me. j
When I was fourteen my foster ,
mother died, and. since she had made '
no provision for me, I was told that j
I must earn money. This I began do-;
ing by being a baby's nurse, and from '
that I drifted into other menial duties !
till I became a housemaid In the fam
ily of a wealthy gentleman whose
only child was a daughter about my
own age. This young lady upon learn
ing the story of my life was very sym
pathetic and kind. She would not ad
mit that I would alwsys remain a
servant and helped me to prepare my
self for something better. She made
me her own maid, though she was not
of the kind to need a maid, preferring
to do everything for herself, giving me
the position that I might have more
time to Improve myself. She was a
strong character, well educated nnd
possessing intellectual tastes. She be
came my teacher, nnd under her tui
tion, beginning where I had left off at
my father's death. I gained wlmt
might be considered a fair education.
Indeed I proved an apt scholar, nnd
absorbed in a short while what some
girls would be years in learning. Miss
Gwendolen Hawley. my mistress, my
teacher nnd my friend, was delighted
with the success of her efforts In my
behalf, assuring me when I expressed
my gratitude that she was Indebted to
me, si rice I bad given her something
to interest her.
When Bert and I were separated we
were too young to keep track of each
other. I pined for him for awhile, but
the memory of children requires time
to develop, and within two or three
years I had forgotten much about blm.
This was to be expected of him con
cerning his remembrance of me. Chil
dren of the same family not brought
up togetiier have little or uothing in
common. Still I had a brother and
longed for him. Ono tearful letter
written a few days after Bert and I
parted was the only message I receiv
ed from him while we were children.
Miss Hawley had a line social posi-
tlon. but only mingled In society to a
moderate extent. She was prominent
in organizations whose object was to
ameliorate the condition of the poor.
Of course, she had a number of friends
and acquaintances, but as she did not
entertain largely I had little or no 1
knowledge of them. She was fo Inter
ested in intellectual and charitable pur
suits that I fancied she would not be
likely to marry: for she was twenty
two, and passing out from an age when
the feelings are easily enlisted. But
one evening when she had two young
men and a girl friend in to play bridge
with her I noticed a treatment of one
of tlie men by her different from whut
he had shown any other. I served
some refreshments, and during the'few
minutes that I was in the room was
convinced of this, and noticed that the
other man of the party favored me
with a look of admiration he should
not have bestowed upon a servant.
After the party hnd gone Miss Hawley
told me that this young man had not
hesitated to comment upon rny appear
ance rapturously.
After that the young man whom I
noticed my mistress treated with mark
ed attention was a frequeut caller at
the house. The butler received vinitrs
t the door and delivered the cards so
lhat I did not learn his name: but one
lay he railed when the butler was
lusy and I answered the doorbell. He :
j dropped Lis card on tne salver I prs- ;
1 seuled to him and I took it upstairs to )
! my mistress. On the way I glanced at i
it and as soon as my eyes rested upon j
j it the salver dropped from my hand 1
I and roiled down the stairs. I ran after t
it picked it up. found tbe card and
proceeded on my way. The name on
it was Albert Pendleton Gushing. The
visitor was my brother.
My mistress, who had heard the sal
ver rsttle on the stairs, ioo!:ed at me
as I entered her room in surprise; for
she had often commenced me for my
carefulness, giving me certain Dresden
cuf-s she valned very highly U wash
after having been used, and refusing to
! permit tny olhr servant to clean thein.
j She saw as I banded her the card on
I the salver that soaietli
inj
had occurred
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lo move me. hut she had the tact t
refrain from asking ersoii!il questions
about what they might reveal of their
own accord, and made no comment on
my agitation. I was much relieved at
this, for I required time to consider
whether or no I would inform her that
she was being courted by the brother
of her muid.
After much thought upon the sub
ject, also whether I should make my
self known to Bert, I could not deter-
j mine to do anythlug in the premises.
' If 1 took any action It would lie to
make a confidante of my mistress and
not on any account reveal to Bert that
I was his sister.
From this time I had a secret on my
mind that troubled me, or, rather, I
was distressed by the position I occu
pied. I longed to throw my arms
around Bert's neck and rejoice that
we had come together. But from this
I shrank. Yet how was I returning
my mistress' kindness to me in keep
ing my diseoverv from her? The mat-
tor weighed upon me dreadf ully-In
deel- 80 nuu h so that 1 prew "" d
Pnle
while I frequently noticed In
looking at my refiection in a mirror
that my mental strain was stamping
itself on my features.
Occasionally I was obliged to meet
Bert sometimes to serve hlin. I had
no reason to suspect him of knowing
that I was his s.Mer. If he ever even
m uic i-unousij m uiu
B0 hlle I was looking at him. I was
PIa to ,)e npar llIm ,mt pained that
I might not make myself known to
him. The young man who had fa
vored me with an admiring glance
came to the house occasionally and
never failed to repent his manifesta
tions of iil:nir:itlon. Bert called him
Howard, and I learned that his name
was Howard 1'ndcrwood.
One day Miss Gwendolln said to me:
"I.ucla. I hnve been thinking suuch
about you lately and have come to a
decision concerning you. Your birth,
supplemented by what I have been
able to do for you In education, will
not admit of your remaining longer a
servant. I have some work laid out
for you keeping the accounts of a
charitable association of which I am
treasurer, the salary of which Is $ti00
a year. I wish you to continue to live
here, and thnt you may feel independ
ent I will give you the care of my
wardrobe."
It would be useless for tne to at
tempt to describe iu words my Joy at
this announcement. Sooner or luter 1
would claim Bert for my brother, and
that without placing hliu in an embar
rassing position. Gwendolln would not
listen to thanks, saying that my posi
tion as n uinld had 1hmu as embarrass
ing to her as It must have been to
me. She also told tne that her admirer
and my admirer were coming that
same evening to play cards and she
wished me to make a fourth hand. I
tried to beg off from such a sudden
jump from serving persons t beins
their companion, but she would not
listen to me.
Gwendolin some time before had In
sisted on my providing myself with
a respectable wardrobe of my own,
and I now saw why she had done so.
That same evening Bert enme earlier
than her friend, and Gwendolln in
sisted on my going down to receive
him. With 11 fluttering heart I did so.
Entering the room. I saw no one. but
suddenly Bert stepped from behind a
curtain and caught me in his arms.
While I hnd been carrying a secret
the others had been doing the same
thing. Gwen had told Bert all about
her maid, her origin and her name.
Bert had from the story recognized his
sister, and. though he did not at
once make the relationship known to
Gwen. he did so very soon. Indeed, be
prefaced a proposition of marriage by
telling her that he was brother to her
n,i,M- She a.v-.te.l. and together they
laid tin? plan to soring a surprise on
me. not knowing that I possessed the
secret of Bert and my relationship.
While my brother and I were still
locked in an embrace Gwen came
in. We three passed some time in ex
planations nnd rejoicings when Mr.
Underwood appeared, and I learned
that he. too. had been taken into thu
secret I shall never forget his beam
ing face or the pressure of his hand an
he congratulated me upon the reunion
with my brother.
I do not know which one of the
party during that memorable evening
we did not play cards was the hap
piest, licit had found a sister and d
ladylove. Gwen had found a lover
who had found a sister. I had been re
united to a brother and knew well that
it would not be long before I would be
told that I had gained a lover. As fpr
Howard. I made him happy by re
sponding glances that bad been lon
restrained. ,
P.ert had refcived both an academic
and a professional education from bin
benefactor and wns n exemplary and
promising young man. He married my
benefactress, and I married Howard
Underworld, he having fallen In love
with a lady's maid and the maid having
fallen in love with a gentleman at drat
light
Oct. 2 in American
History. '
1782 General C'.iarles Le. a tormer
British i!!':-er serving lu the Revo
lutionary army aud su.-qiected of
treason, died: born 17.11
1311 P.ear Admiral Winfield Scott
Schley. U. S. N'.. retired, hero of
rctlc relief expedition und of tlie
r.sval battle of Santiago In IS'.im.
iie.l: bom 1S-'1!
The Reason.
Glbbs-Sfout people. I hey say. are
rarely guilty if nie:ii,iis or crime.
Ifl!w -We'l. V4.ii ee. Ir' so dl!ficu!t
for them in mooP o anything hiW.f
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