THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1912.
THE ARGUS. !
Published Daily at lit Bcond in- j
rue. Rock Island. 111. Entered at the
otofflce aa cond-claaa matter.)
ftock Ulead Member ( the AHate
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Ten centa per week, by car
rier, in Rock 1 and.
Complaints of dellTery aerrlc should
be made to the circulation department.
which anould also r-e notified In erery t
instance wnre it la desired te hare !
raper discontinued, as carriora have bo
authority in the p rem lata.
Alt communications of ararnmentatlTe
rharacter. prlitloa1. or rella-loua. must
have real name attached for publ:ca
tlon. No suet articles will be printed
enrer fictitious signatures.
Telephone In all department!!: Cen
tral Union, West 14S. 1146 and Zltl;
t-'nlon Electric, tl4S.
i TRADES rTj COUNCIL
Thursday. October 17. 1912.
We wli; win with Wilson
Wilson will win
win with Wl'.son. ,
Have you paid vour dollar to the
Wilson campaign fund?
Hear the next vice president of the 1
Vnited States on Market Square
Hurrah for Boston the town of theiChicaeo Record Herald of yesterday in ,
old tea party and the modern home ! f onnecllon with lhe Plilical effect of
of the. glorious red hose.
Another thing which fhows 1112 is
koicg alobg nicely is that it surely will
Im a bumper year for campaign lies.
Now is the time for the administra
tion to ascertain whether or not there
tire enough life-boats on the ship of;6ny tru frlend of Colonel Roosevelt
h,a;t'- I l'ou'd Pef an" satisfaction, much less
'elation, out of an attempt to shoot'
Chicago has founded -a magazine him do,-nto rob him of hls lifp It
vhlch will be devoted entirely to poet-. ,R rh(.app8t kind of poit1c8 pn ;
ry. Chicago poetry ought to make in-: xhp pan of any pf ,hft prnE,rP8Pive8 to .
teresting reading. or imRKine tney see an advan- j
tage or an opportunity for capital in
A scientist says that the average , th1 1rapf.dv that ha8 overtaken their i
American wastes 15 years of his life.; Pader much le88 to gloat over j
But then there. Is a lot of fun in a ' fact j
political campaign. : An(li t00 COme6 the statement of,
- : Senator Joseph M. Dixon in effect ;
Wizard Burbank has produced somewhat the attitude of unfriendly news-1
fiueer results in horticulture but he j papers toward the progressive party!
lent responmble tor what the women j was responsible for th? Milwaukee
ar carrying around on their hat. ; shooting. Another bit of peanut poll-1
- : ' tics is this, for which Senator Dixon '.
Canned goods, according to a mem-, r.hould be heartily ashamed. Well
bur of th Illinois Wholesale Grocers may the supporters of both Governor
association, are the cheapest form of Wilson and President Taft feel in
food. Perhaps, providing they are censed, as the Record-Herald says tn
food : the same connection, at such an inter-
pretation of the motive and cause of
Won t the cost of living ever stop fne damnable act of the Milwaukee
tailng up? The war started by the fanatic.
Itullkan state threatens to Increase I'nder the shadow of what has hap
the price of avtar of rose and Turkli-h pened. one pauses to discuss just
clgaret". now to what extent Colonel Roose-
It is up to the tax payers of Rock
Island county to say whether they
sire to tax themselves JO.onO to ele
Mte County J:iclKe K. "V. Olmsted to
the circuit bench.
One of the h'-arty .aughs In the
news report of l'xk Yates' sn ch i.;
He ptaised Governor lieueen." Isn't
this the KStne Richard who told us !
: all the sins or the Deneen admin-
lstration four years ago and, when
rlr-Vat'd. Mm:' fi o'er l :s ennpatgn
uiumuti't ion to Itfiifin's rnemies?
I.VKi:( I. II. HIKIM.KH
I I.. VV II. 1. 1 A MS.
Do not forget to vote for thrjse two
italwan deiiioi ra!s who are running
f.r ccnvtessmrll ttt-larpe n the demo
.tnti" M k't Judv" Ijiwrence H.
s;ntier of Lincoln. anl the Hon. Klza
'illi;i:ns of IMtRtield.
The re n be voted for by the
voter cf the state at large.
In ether worus. voters rf this dm-
t'l'.t win vote to e-ct Clyde H. Tav-
nner to represent the Fourteenth
. 1 1 i r- uiniiii i, ami i.in in vote
Lr MeM. F'riuger and Williams to
s res 'tit two imaginary districts
i' hose bdir.daries are coextensive
vit'i the botinii iries of the state.
.Vrssrs. S-riniter and Williams are
t unniiig thiib b 'caui-e of the legisla
ture's failure to reapportion the state
to provide twe more consressional dis
Judtf1 S'rlrrer and K!a Williams averaces nearly F(n por cen'.
il'S'Tve election ! ca'inc of their gen- It is in the past 12 years also that
ti'r.e democracy, dean records nr.d we have witnessed a phenomena!
! itrioMc purpose to aid President growth of the trusts.
"Voodrow Wi'sor: in carrying out his- During this period prices have ris
jTgr'Hsne pl.i:f rc.i They are men v by leaps and bounds and tiey have
v ho can be depetid"d upon to serve t' n faster in countries with high
t '.. wlcl piviple honestly and cotirag- ; tariffs than in free trade countries
tciisiy th the b st of their splen- and highest of all where tariffs and
A vo'e for J;:dse S'nnecr and K?a
'Vi'l.-.uis !.-. a vc-e 'rj defeat 'liilly"
MasiM Mf.d It. M t'hiperncld. the la?
f T a U'rimer le i.ler tn the ! linois
r-neral assembly, whose vote helped
"put I.orimer over" tn lO'i?.
iKn't forcet to vote for Messrs.
Strincir and Wiliiiin'.s when you go
to the pills Nov. .".
hail to im. Di"t-: ri.rit.
A Dunne d-'rr.ocra'ic lub has been
rganized In Rock U'.and. tins 'ak'nt
Its place among the orgamntions that
.re working for the access of On,; -
.ra'.lc Candida, s wiih the Wtlaon.
t ub. county-w ide in i-s inflaer.ee and
.. ,., .v.. ,r i,in miu
tr.e top down, with the Iiunne cluh de-.the list ir. vo. v, . -.i i ..,,i : . . " .
.i.-.. uouuiru.-'- "'" ; torn of this vast, strange bay Is but rlris. My wife told ours to nut a lit-
I t roruicandd. .7. T , 1 it Th . ,k T'0n nr861,le c 1:fe on tn free i 'knd. and after the tide bu. once tie nutmeg in the cn.tard she was for
c w ,h .r.7rHl7 , 7 18 rM me f 6t" Th,S PO i0, 'hiCh Wa3 turned end the sound of its coming U making this afternoon. Fogg-And Ut
lve .o.mty committee, together with of the increased production of .old. out and extended i v. ' ,..aa ... .v ! T : ' . rl I U
a -erner club under full sway, ami (2-That hieh nv,.. i J ' "'":. . " ' . .l" u" ." w m. an r-Lt. i came : ye
fcU tieae oreaaUation. ,ktn t,eh. i iu . V : I ..1 " V , " " u" B"dy l w r txsiiuana-, r.er.r choking over tne blamed thin.-. I
, ...... . 4 a u1Wiiec jnvwitj rapi,ea up in tie ;ri: ii-zine. J Boston Transcript. J for
er in "armony "or tne one
great, aim democratic success Rook
Island county should make a great
showing fcr the whole democratic tick
et in the November elections.
THE JINKYAKDS AND THEIR
The junk yard like anything ?!se
should have its place in a city. In
the light that it is in a sense a ne
cessary evil, it should not be allowed
In the business or residence section.
't i 01 necessity unsigntiy. ana sdouio. ,
not permitted to mar the appear- ,
ance of tie prominent localities. Even
when surrounded by high board fences
Junk yards are unsightly.
There exists in Rock Island a differ
ence of opinion as to the propriety
of permitting the Brady Junk yard to
be planted Immediately off the busi
ness district, a block distant from
Ppencer square and directly opposite
thp Industrial home building, and in
what is to be the future wholesale
district of the city, regardless of what
it is today.
People who protest against the lo-
cation of junk yards In the Immediate '
proximity to their homes or places of j
bi!slr.f-ss are not to be blamed. Tae :
effect is caTjagin:; and undesirable.
There should be some place more ;
removed from either the business or
residence district and where there is
'PSS legitimate reason for complaint.
ATTKMPTIXG TO MAKE CAPITAL '
OCT OF ACRIMK.
No greater outrage could be perpe-
trated upon the American people than t
to-lan attempt to make capital out of a
crime. Nevertheless, we see in the j
me aasiaraiy attempt on tne me oijCernlrig tne wedding, etc.: also con-
1 neodore Roosevelt, the following:
I "While deeply deploring the at-
tempt mace upon Colonel Roosevelt's
life, progressives made BO effort to
j conceal their elation over what they
I believe will be the effect of the shoot-
It, seems difficult to bellere that
(U has been capable of dealing with
his opponents, and it is on this ac
count that democrats as well as re
publicans feel the outrage that
has been heaped upon them in connec
tion with a most deplorab'.e Incident
and at a time when they are restrain
ed fiom defending themselves as they
A party that would s-lc to make
capital out of such an unhappy affair.
-' 1 " a -iti.il ,
involving the life of its leader i
w hen the peoole with one accord mn-1
demn the crime regardless of Its ef-
iri"i-r a,,i urirni,
Why is it that the cause of high',order to keep the family from actual :
nrirca ia ctw-h a rtiTTli'
ny is it necessary to have a com-
mission to investigate and report on
the causes of the rise of prices as:
recommended bv President Taft? !
, . , '
humclent data is already at hand
for all practical purposes.
lh period between 190ft and 1912
-tie same period-of high prices has
been marked bv a great increase in
'he fcnt.ual production of gold thej
increase oeir.g near.y tour times wnar
it was prior to 1Sj. In the last 12
vcars (Kmi;. o 1312 the total ag-
predate prediction exceeds that
the "5 years from 1861 to 1S&6.
This period is also a period of high
tariffs. The Dinglv bill, enacted in
1S!i7. was in force until Aug. 4. 1909.
whin the Aldrich bill went into rf
fee:. The duties under these bills
private monopolies have flourished.
bradstreet estimates the rise ofcciy a few snare in the benefit. It,
r rices of the necessaries of life as : is th abnorn.al, artificial, rise in '
follows between 151 and 1&10: 'prices that hurts and is causing the ,
In England S8 per cent loud complaints of the cost of living, i
43 per cent
Ir. I'nited States 53.38 per cent
The bulletin of the department of
commerce and lahor issued hv nnr
government estimates the rise 'n
whclesale p' ces be-ween lV acd
191o at 46 7 per cent and the 'rise in
retail prices was still greater.
Byron W. Holt estimate 'hat prices
increased during this period 60 per
: cent. P P
The lRst report of the federal bu-
reau of commerce and labor shows
'-ia.il prices 01 many necessaries in
A1 i --'- -: .L;
A WORD ABOrt THE SHOP GIRI.
A certain brave little business girl j
writes me taking exception to the 1
published remark of a society girl who
was being interviewed by a newspaper
jt eems that there had been paren-
tj objection or some sort of hitch
i the societv eirl's love affair, but in '
fiplte of all obstacles the engagement '
was recently announced. The fami-.
lies of the young folks being promi '
nent socially .nd commercially, it was j
naturallv a matter of interest to the :
newspapers, tor a newspaper is reany ,
a 6ort of licensed gossip for the com-;ts
munity, and no matter how much the 1
newspaper is abused, the fact remains :
that nobody would do without It and,
ne ne would have it a whit less gos-1
A newspaper reporter called upon !
the bride-to-be for information con-1
cerning the even more interesting mat-:
ter of obstacles overcome. The re-
porter's first polite questions were rr-;
rtPj. Finally he timidly inquired ::
"Was it a case of love at first sight?",
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER. J of the mill children. They were
(Special Corre,po.d.nce of The Argus.) J fresh frcm lne min8 and a mere
Cordova, 111., Oct. 16. No;hing in- , , .. ... ,
,. . . . ,' P'ance at them told more than spoken
the history of American tariff mail
ing so thoroughly demonstrated tho i vnIumes could ,el1- Ail had Pinched
fallacy of the
high protection ;
strikers before the
TVi m nr rr' m t en a '
is the especial pet;
of the high pro-
tectionists. In or -
der tnat this trust j
may enjoy immun-
ity from foreign!
competition, every ;
man, woman and ,
child in the couu- j
try pays tribute, j
All along this!
6r-lLYDE trust has said:
TAVEKSNER "NVo 1US, have( t otJt f her bed she went back into i
a high tariff in or-: the mills at a reduced wage, because'
der to protect our workmen. We she wasn't as strong as formerly. !
can't pay American wages if we have: A'.l the children looked worn and'
to compete with the cheap labor of I old, as though they had been speeded;
Europe." i up beyond the limit of endurance, j
The rules committee of the house j n r tiikv hk kai.f.d. j
Fumnicned some of the strikers to j These children revealed, as nothing '
Washington, and in the same room f.j8 coui(i reveal, that "projecting1
where Carnegie and Perkins told how ; American working men" is the last!
tney juggiea millions, in.s committee
, . , . i . ,,-
,7 T L , ' " . r
!el1 how 'hole 'ainMes were forced to
.,,,,. ,fo, :f -r..
..it...... ,.1,7. .cu ..uol ... .
jwnnefses tcia now tney were iorcea
jio work m nours a oay, now tney naaaout it? If you do not know just
i to go into mills at an early age in I hat z,rtinr. t m.ir
j i .... . . i
siarvauon. anil now iiie constant ae-
mar.d of the mill owners was for more
and mere speed.
m;;it ok mm. I. mi.lni:.
i ,, .. ;..
In the committee room sat some
higher in Germany under Germany's
protective tariff than in England un-:;
dr free trade
(3i That trusts raise prices
where have trade combinations been!
; able to f stab ish monopoly prices as
;n the ,-ni.ed Ptatf,s aI:d it tjj here
that prices toar most.
In the lisnt of tjiese facts we can
reariiu- .....tt. .',r
v. uu i v tui alj 1 iVCO die la
per cent higher in Germany than in
Kngland and 32 per cent higher in
the United States ihan in England.
We also see that less than one-half I
of the rite in prices is due to the
increased production of gold and the
balance is caused by the tariffs and
The rise in prices caused by the
increased volume of money and cred
its is wholesome because al". share in
the beneft. The ri6e caused by the
tariff and the trusts is vicious because
To reduce the high cost of living
to a natural level we must lower the'
.tariff and free ourselves of the mo -
nopo v prices ct me trusts: and in-
a6mllcn as lri,J ann is tne niotner of 1
trus!s- b-v taking down the tariff wall:
w w' not only be rid of so much,
or Jhe rise in prices as com-s from
the protective system, but of some of
th rse ,hat ccmtS from Private
', The democratic house of represen -
tatives made a good start in puiiins
the tanff wan by cutting in
twain tr.-3 wool ar.a cotton schedules
$ rr - t
'How perfectly nuJculous!" the;
newly affianced young woman is said
to have exclaimed. "How absurd!" Just
like a $6-a-week shop girl!" 1
Now my business girl correspond-.
ent takes exception to the society
girl's reported remark, in this way:
"I wish I could write something
about the narrow-mindedness of that
g.rl. I believe, if the truth were
Known, she is not capable of holding
down a $6-a-week job. I have as ;
much education as she has, and I am
in business for myself. But 1 do not
think that girls who are struggling:
fcr a living or who did not have the '
chance of good schooling. 6hould be I
compelled to take talk from anyone .
like that. I think the girl who said
that is simply foolish, but there ought
to be some way of showing such girls ;
how wrong and unkind they are.
It does seem to obad that because i
one girl is fortunately placed and
that not through any particular merit
of her own she should feel herself so
superior to those whose benefits are'
less and who must struggle for a
The shop girl's emotions are just as
sacred to her as are those of the
mgner urea girls; ner love anair is
sweet and tender, her lover as well
worth loving, and her inner life as !
beautiful even though to outward j
view it must present many sordid de
rne average fehon girl is as modest.
as reluctant to have her private life
and sentiments probed as any society
girl of high degree In fact. If the
same percentage of shop girls sought
notoriety as eagerly as those in the
various ranks of upper-tendom, there
might be more Justification in accusing
the former of lack of refinement.
- - -
fares. All were poorly dressed, some
of them having only a cheap sweater!
in ;ieu of coat and overcoat. All had
dull, expressionless faces, in which
thpre was no trace of color or ani-
mation. All of them, moreover, were j
slightly deaf, because of their work j
amid the fearful clatter of the mill i
. . !
' 1 aL ,lmes -ne com-
n,ittee members almost had to shout
to make themselves heard,
Among them was one little Italian
girl Camilla Teoli by name who1
had caught her hair in a shafting and '
had suffered the almost total loss of j
her scalp. She was unable to 'work '
for a year, during which she received 1
not a cent in damages or compensa-1
tion. When at last she was able to,
thought of the woolen trust. They
rluuu BS l"ln Procl tnac lne motive
, Jn seeking a high tariff on wool was
B .. '
AOW ,nat you know thp truth, llr.
Header, what are you going to lio i
f, lin in .v, .ffY.,u. u i I
in the matter effective, here is
a suggestion: You can vote against
the party that framed schedule K and
fcr th? party that stands pledged to
reduce the tariff on woolens a'most
'currency laws and the laws pertain-j
. c ,i ,u.r.r.,h !
and other public utility corporations, j
When w e elect a president and a j
congress that v.i
ci-.-l privii- ges u;
ill take awav the epe-;
upon which the trusts :
lutten and w hicn Joaa up down witn i
. . , . , . .
bonds, and tue stock jobbing opera-
tions of Wa I street, the era of robber
prices and "prize money" will come
to &H end.
F.USH OF THE CRESTED SEA.'
Mount St. Michel's Tidal Wave One of '
the Sights of the World. j
At 5 o'c'.ih k In the afternoon people j
gHther on the causeway that connects!
the iIet of Mount St. Michel with the I
French coast to watch the coming of !
the tide, one of the sirhts. of the :
As far as the eve can reach stretches
tje gniy sand, silent, empty. Seven
nj;;es ami a half lie bet ween the or ean
th rock. Presently a st range
i murmur pervades the eir. It seems
to come from nowhere and yet to be
, every where
And then far on the horizon lifts a
"-- i-n iiimrin u u:a
nearer, and rhe pound In the air swells
1 ""'2pr- then wi'h astocishin?
--1 "i 'ue ' wj. "'
1:1 a aocietit. bpre t reaches the
' cu u" re, M ""r a ';,are
j And on the wavee ride in the
i uTre'Mdawn ?M
I ?iacv a tr-'- e1v has leoa can?l by
; ttvift j,;,;,, -t this t'ni; tW2lw,T
: f. r 'iv nloTi" narr.iw r,qtla ttio 1 ir.t. '
9r BVrCAT H. SMITH
tz shouldn't mind the trusts so ! called "the plains." with a curly head- j was not to be considered unless he
much if we owned one ourselves, j ed boy about three years old before : pnlU his own way. It was theu that
but It Is having to help support the ;bim. com ins to an Indian village dis- the Idea of trying to discover his
other fellows that peeves us. j mounted and carrying the child to the identity, whi h hail often occurred to
! chief said to him: ! him. tk a firm hold, and spreading
Some giris are lorn pretty. Other J -i d nke you to take this little feller ! his baby clothes, which he had care
have the sense to select rich fathers, j an,i bring nim up as nu Indian. And j fully preserved, on a table lefore him
be sure he stays an Indian. Here's i he proceeded to examine them and to
Lots of girls who were cut out for enough money to buy firewater with to j think. He was nt once struck with
good housewives are spoiled In the jast vo ionB vvhile. Is It a bargain?" the fine texture of their fabric and
making, j The chief told the visitor that be ) with the fact that the child who had
The SEinil loy who doesn't care for a
circus parade is going to grow up to be
captain of Industry or a missionary,
There Is one thins: about the south !
sea islander-he doesn't have to worry
about the price of coal.
The industry that hasn't had a con
gressional investigation certainly needs
an'd ink " lemonade stand ha8 faIlen
. 1 ' ' .,;.,
A county fair without a white taffy
from the glory established by its prede
cessors. Don't let your wife get the best of !
you. She will do it often enough with- I
out your permission.
ponie persons' consciences must be of
celluloid they are so easily kept clean.
My pa he h ndles popcorn balls.
And he sells peanuls, too,
And lots of other things like that
That make you want to chew.
And Bometlmra I can go along
And help him wait on trcd.
Especially if It's a time
He's veiling lemonade.
My pa he fills his basket up.
And he gors everywhere.
When other people have to pay
He walks rtpht In the fair.
Sometimes he lets me go along.
The ftatemen they Just grin
And say when pa eay. "That's my kid,"
"Just take him right on In."
My pa he has a lot of friends.
For everywhere he goes
It seems that every one he meets
Is some one that he knows.
They chat with him a little while
And then most always say,
"I guess I'll take some peanuts or
A ball of corn today."
I'm awful sorry for the kids
Whose fathers work In banka
Or blacksmith shops or offices
Or where they till the tanks.
They never get to go along.
They must feel mighty bad.
But I can go most anywhere.
Because I help my dad.
It Is Always Dona.
"Come, now. Jinks, confess."
"That there's no advantage in living
In a city."
"The Idea: Of course there Is."
"What Is it ?"
'Well, one of the advantages Is that
y11 t,au always take your friends
from the country down and show them
the electric su-eet signs.'
Hard on Brown.
"Brown has sold that auto of his."
"Yes, nnd also sold the man who
bought it. I should say."
"Do you suppose he can collect on
"Not if the buyer discovers the sec
ond sale before he set'les for the first"
The Only Way.
"Brinks looks downhearted this
"He has just found out that he must
"Why. how is that?"
"His father gave him notice this
mornlng that he would no longer sup -
"Black has a terrible temper."
"So I have heard."
"It seems as though he can't con
"I have noticed that It always takes
a bigger man than he is to control
It for Wm."
Found His Place.
know that old
"Well, he goes to the theater now
regularly once a week."
"Yes. a moving picture show."
"Seen Mrs. Cay boy lately?"
"No. Why?" f
"She has a new Paris gown and
new diamond bracelet."
"Now what indiscretion has Gay
boy been committing?"
In the Hothouse.
Ta the last ro?. of summer
Lft hloomui? alone.
All It lov.'y r4:npan!one
VVer. f?.fl-fl ar.d frore.
But off In the hothouse.
From chii! eafely shut.
The first rose of winter
Had company to cut.
A Little One.
Figg Talk atiout your green servant
Ute John By Millard Maltbie.
Copyrla-hted. 1913. by Associated Literary Bureau.
A man riding on horseback over that ,
region lying west of the Missouri river
would take the bov. but would make 1
httnr na f fhe monev than to snend It i
for firewater. Then the man rode away, j
muttering to himself: 'Reckon that !
youugster's pretty well lost. lie's too
j 0ung to know who ho Is. and If be ever
joins the whites they can't find out who j
he is neither. Lucky I caught sibt of
this thing." taking a gold locket and
chain from his pocket: "It might have
identified him." He opened the locket
and found Its contents a tiny lock of
auburn hair. Three letters were cut
inside the locket-M. K. W. "That
would have been a dead give awny."
he continued, "and if I hadn't caught j
a glimpse of the chain I'd never have :
seen the locket." J
The chief with whom he had made J
the bargain turned the child over to his ;
j squaw, who proceeded to take off tlw !
fine lluen tn which he was clothed with
a view to putting them away for future j papers.
use. while the boy was to run about I since nothing came of the advertlse
naked. She was admiring an under- j mpnt j(,n college resolved to
garment edged with lace when her eye j pav hl9 wnv llT .lttaini:ig scholarships
caught sight of some letters embroid- j nnd enrilB m'ouey by work. He had
ered upon it. She did not know what j flashed his first year of study when
they meant, but had a glimmering In j ,Ile nwyor who had taken his case sent
her stupid brain that the clothes bear- for hjm nml toM hlm ttl;U ne na,i
ing the hieroglyphics might be of some ll0:ml frora thl, ,uivertisement. which
value at some future time. he blHi ko,,t i,,SPrting from time to
As the child grew older It was found ' Tlmp A mnu nanied Markland had
that "Papoose" would not suffice for j repl0(1 to lt pnvng that he bad long
THE CHIEF TOLD TUB VISITOR THAT HB
WOULD TAKE THE lloV. I
his name and one was given him that
the Indians bad heard oftenor among
white man than any other John.
John grew among the tribe to be four
teen years old and. being a manly boy,
"was adopted by the chief and nomi
nated for his successor. He was now
old enough to know the difference
between a white skin and a red skin
and that the chief and his squaw were
not his fayier and mother. Then th(
squaw one day showed him his baby
clothes nnd told hlm a white man had
brought him to the tribe.
The boy was not surprised. Indeed,
for some time the Instincts of his
race had been having this effect, and
,lie felt that he should have u place
among the whites.
It. was not long after this that the
Indians broke loose from their reserva
tion, ami In a light with United States
troops were defeated and John was
captured with the Indians. When all
were released the hoy wished to go
with them, but the officer In command
questioned bun ami. learning the cir- !
cutnstances of his introduction nmoii-4 I
tin- Indians, persuaded him to remain
Vitb his own race. I
j At this timf lohti knew not a word j
of any language except that of the'
! Irll,e which ne lieloiigefl-the l tes-
i4""1 was questioned through 1111 inter
ireter. He possessed all the reticence !
of an Indian. Iiavini; been brought up '
jin that school, ami very little was
gained from him. When his squaw 1
foster mo! her learned that he was to
remain with his own people she sent j
biiu his baby clot lies They made but
o small parcel it ml when given to!
John attracted no attention He put j
tbem away without saying anything'
Edith Trowbridge, the dnuirbter of
one of the captains 'servint: at the fort, j
t wcj a black eyed little girl of liveive
Notwithstanding the fact that Lte j
John had been brought up as a son t,f ,
the forest, his skin was fairer than:
Edith's, nnd. while her hair wa like
the raven, his was like the robin. The
two were permitted to he companion- j
able for some two yiytrs. when one of
thoe periodic changes which are a '
part of armv routine came about. The'
i command was transferred to n station
in the middle west. The colonel hud
meanwhile been considering what to da
with John, nnd the officers of his com
inand. who considered the boy their
protege, mude up a purse to give him :i
couple of years' schooling, the colonel
beading the bubst riptiou.
Before parting with Edith Trow
bridge she and John bad a loy and a
girl lovers' interview, which wa espe
cially painful to both and would proba-!
have l.-eu painful to Edith" par- i
! tlJti had they known anything about lt. j
Joliu never told of it himself, unci as '
the girl, being still u child, ahe was I
likely to confer, a chiitlUU love. i
heu L'te John had hud a couple of
ar wlioootig-he provni nu a pi
liolar he was oid enough to ih.:: ,
bimselt aad a career in the luue 1
cf a wh!(e ,.ilirtin of the. United States,
xie desired to go to college, but this
worn thetu must have been loni of
narents amon-.: the titier classes. And
he now realized for the first time the
letters (C. I- W.) embroidered on them
must be the initials of his o .i name.
He regretted that he had kept the
secret of these clothes, for he now
knew that if he had given them to
those Interested in him they might by
tus time have discovered his identity.
lie was now sufficiently developed to
act Intelligently. He took the clothes
to nil attorney to whom he told the
story gien him by his sinaw foster
mother of his Introduction to the ITte
Indians: namely, that he h. 1 been
brought to the chief by .n white man
who had tmitl the former to keep him
and not let him get back to civilisation.
The lawyer agreed to open an iuvesti-
gation nt his own expense by advertls-
D the story In a number of uevvs-
been seeking a child who had been
stolen about the time John was taken
to the Indians. This person had called
at the attorney's otllee and when he
saw the baby clothes marked C. L. W.
nt once exclaimed:
Pie told the following story: Cnth
bert Whitrldge. a wealthy gentleman,
nnd his wife for years after their mar
riage had no child. Then a son was
born to them whom they named
Charles I.ouls. Mrs. Whltrldze died
when the boy was not quite three
i years old and shortly after her death
i the Iwy disappeared. Every effort wn
I made to trace him without avail.
! Since no demand for ransom was ronde
It was supposed that the child had
either fallen to his death or been taken
by gypsies who had adopted hlm. His
father. Ctithbert Whitrldge. had msde
a will naming Edward Mnrklnnd
executor, leaving his property to bis
son provided he appeared to claim It.
within twenty years. After that It
was to go to the testator's brother.
This brother. Ambrose Whltrldi;e.ifter
Cuthbert's death, had striven to break
the will to secure the property, main
taining n legal contest for fifteen
years, but meeting repeated rtefents.
The suit bad been expensive to defend,
but the estate was very valuable.
Tte John, or Charles T.otils Whit
rldge. finding himself heir to n fortune,
learned his sweetheart's address nnd
wrote her of his changed condition. He
and bis counsel believed that his uncle
had stolen, or employed some one to
steal, hlm when n child and take Mm
west nnd lose him among the Indians.
I.ouls Whltridge being desirous to pun
ish his uncle. If guilty, after consulta
tion with his counsel, employed a de
tective to endeavor to get evidence
n gainst Mm. This was also necessary
since the uncle would not acknowledge
him ns heir to his property. The de
tective bribed n housemaid to admit
hlm to the premises when her master
was iiwuy. nnd he found In a desk n
letter containing a locket, the letter
stating. "The Job is done vend me the
balance." No name was signed to the
j ,pttor T1, ,1(.k(t ronfl,I1(.(, i,.v of
unburn hair, and the letters M K. W.
were engraved within It. Iou!s' moth
er's hair was the exact color of thin
lock and her nan, e was Mary Elizabeth.
In this discovery there was evidence
to show that Ambrose Whitrldge Imd
been Instrumental In the abdii'tlon of
the cbllil who stood between him nnd
a fortune nnd bad hired miin to lose
him to tin? world. I.ouls. acting on the
advice of his lawyer. Invited hU uu''!e
to meet him for a conference In the
attorney's oflice for the purpose of a
compromise. When Ambrose Whit-rid-e
arrived l;e learned that the com
promise Intended was bis signing off
nil claim to the disputed property or
being prosecuted criminally for abdutr-
4 tlon. He chose the former.
Before returning to college Tiuls
Whitriih-'e visited the military station
where Cnptriln now Lieutenant Colo
nel Trowbridtre served nnd met hU
sweetheart, whom he had not seeh for
several years Since the girl had re
mained constant to her "l'te John." th
meeting was a h;:ppy one. She cen
fentetl to John's npplylrg to her father
for her. and his consent win grunted on
condition thut the pair wait till Edith
came of age and Ixiuls had been gradu
ated from college.
Oct. 17 in American
1711 The general court of Massnchn.
setts unanimously reversed 'he at
tainder of nil executed for witch
craft nineteen years before, de
clared It a vile delusion and ordered
tin indemnity paid to the surviving
1777 Surrender of fJer.ernl Burgoyne'a
army (British) to General Horatio
Ciatcs (Colonial! at Saratoga Gate
took fi.7'"'. 1 risoners. liclnding six
tn'-iril.t-rs of the British parliament.
ISI;- United States troo;s took formal
iKMteeeuion of Porto IUco.
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