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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1912.
THE ARGUS.
Published Dally at 1C14 Second -eue.
Rock Island. 111. (Entered at tha
bostofflce aa aecond-claaa matter.)
Mark Sslaa4 Member of tae Asaeetateel
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TKP.M9 Tea centa par week, bjr ear
ner. In Rock 1 and.
Complalnta of delivery service should
be made to tha circulation department,
which anould alao be notified In every
Instance where It la dealred to have
paper dlaconttnued. as carriers have no
authority in tha premiaea.
All eoromuDlcatlona of argumentative
haractar, polities', or religious, muat
have real name attached for publica
tion. No euct articles will ba printed
over fictitious slfcaturee.
Telephone in all departments: Cen
tral Union. West 146. 114S and tleS;
Union Electric 114ft.
Saturday, October 26, 1912.
I Warklae; e are aaaraballed la arret
f aambere tor tbe performs ace af a nul
tttade af partlralar taska nadrr a ram
" areraas aad powerful aiat-hlaery, aver
whose repair aad reaewal they have aa
eeatrol. Ktw rules nut be a1ae4
with reaiard to thrlr ebllajatloaa aad
their rlsjhta, thrlr oblla-atloaa to their
employera aad thrlr responsibilities to
. aw aa other. Ke ru Ire mast be devised
far their protection, for thrlr eompea-
aana. whe. Injured, for their support
warn disabled.
e cell tbeee q.eetlo.s of employer.' j
lability, qufatloas of enrklmnn'a !
eaonpeaeatloa, but taoee trrma do Hot
'
(Ml quite tbe whole matter. There
la aometblac very sr aad very blar aad
very eoa.pl about thee aew relatloaa
of capital aad labor, a aew rcoaomic nBB a B0 Den saia tnat greater love : partly to hereditary habits habits en-ectf-ty
baa aprons up. aad we must ef- ! natn n0 raan tllan he who glveth gendered in some measure by what
amic
fort a aew act af awljuatmeata. w e muat
aot pit power aaalaat orskaru, The
employer Is generally In our dnys, as I
have said, aot aa ladlvldual, but a pow
erful croup af Individuals, and yet the
working-man la still, under our niacins
law, aa ladltlriual whra deallna; with but
employer, la rase of acrid t, for exam
ple, or of loos of life ur of 1 1 area, aa
well as la every contractual relations
ahlp. We mart hair a wurklaarniaa'a
compensation art, which will aot put
apoa him the bur.lea of nhtlo power-
ful composite employera to obtain hla I
rlabia, but which will a-r him his rlahta ;
........ . i . 1 - ... - ;
.e... by ..tom-tie opcmt.oa .f law.
If of a law of Insurance, dmrraur
Woodrow Wllaon'a mruaur to the ew
Jersey ICKlalaturc,
In other words. Hock Island U all
torn up, aUout paving.
The only fun left in this campaign
U to figure the size of Wilson's ma
jority. Taft returns to Washington earlier
tl.an expected. He will also leave
earlier than he wants to.
Do not fork-et that there will be a
eparate bullot for the Judicial elec-i
tlon. And do not overlook it. Vote
for Charlea B. Murshull.
Thero will als be several trage
dies on this side of the water if very
many Americans Insist on pronouncing
tbu names in this Turkish war.
Floyd E. Thonpson wl'l make a
manly, traigh!ftrv;rd state's attcr-
tlPV. Wlin u-fll Hn hitM rlutv anA bia
full duty. And that is what th0p.ople;BpkPn ,n hi,8 mTry. , fc
want ' Peace to the ashes of this hero and
i all honor to his memory!
For every pound of almtte and mis
representation tbut is heaped upon
Clyde 11 Tavenner by his opponents.
W-aua he happens to be poor and to ia a vote for progressive government."
buv. worked ,.u his life, he will gain Bay, the New York World. "Every
a ton of fr'nmu . . , ... ,
a ton or fronds 'progressive vote against . Woodrow
r j Wilson is a vote thrown away, or
Clyde H. Tavenner 1. winning votes' wors, than thrown away.
daily all over the 14tl. congresaional . "Whv waste your vote'
diatrirt !,... h .. ,
honest in his convictions and is not
attemr.tln to tro,M'a hla T,rin,.il-a
; for the sake cf catching votes.
Apart from the fart that the people
of Rot k lland county are not inc ined
'.to tax themselves between $6,000 and
:S;000 for the purpose of elevating
ftounty Judge R. . Olmsted to tha , ment. He would have a hostile con
; Circuit bench, they can get a fully gress to deal with, which did not rec
, competent man for the office by elect-' ognlze his leadership and which would
;., ing Charles B. Marshall and that not work with him. His election
seems to be the Impression throughout j would mean merely four years of tur
' the judicial circuit. ; moil without profit, to the country.
.. r "Governor Wilson can be elected.
; t Rock Island Is getting to be some
' Scitv
ritv Tiat nltfht fh.tra vora rlim rfiu.
i;tii,ct events ii the city attracting at-1
petition the Flftv Thousand club at :
!:u.t Rock Island club, the Wilson club
netting at the Rock Island house, the
progressive meeting at the rink, the
I'MliinT hnm. K.n.nt t,,,).... .r
lithe Illinois theatre, and an entertain -
. nitnt at the Broadway Presbyterian
. cturch and all were well attended.
WHTCOI HT DISASTEIt?
The election of November next Is
i viewed with no apprehension any
'a, where except in Taft and Roosevelt
' headquarters. The hole country la
satisfied that Wilson will be elected
and that bis election will in no wise
4 disturb the prosperity of the country.
iuia is xne nrsi election campaign in :
a great many years of which this may j
truly be said. (
' "I want to remind you of this "
Governor Wilson aatd in a speech tl
',t?. rErton the other day "about half
t'.A a.-nt.p. I 1 . 1 e ,1
.... oiaica axe
.democrats, and you don't suppose that
U.uca aa democrats axe engaged
In every kind of enterprise they are
going to cut their own throats.
"One of the papers In Philadelphia
said wittily the other day that if the
democrats committed economic mur
der on the industries of the country
they would also commit suicide."
In eight, for the first time in IS
years, cf the promised land, demo
crats are not going to commit suicide.
They think General Nogi's act sub
lime, but foolish.
MAY NEVER FAY DEBT.
The debt of the United States gov
ernment on which interest has ceas
ed, and the greater part of which
probably never will be collected from
Uncle Sam, aggregates $1,700,450.
covering loans all the way from 1790
to 1907. This fact was made pub.ic
recently by J. C. Napier, register of
the treasury. In his annual report of
1912.
There are a number of holders of
these bonds who refuse to present
them for redemption, although they
know that tbe government long ago
ceased to pay interest on ther, Treas-ily
ury officials are unable to explain
their attitude except on the ground
that they know their principal is safe
In the federal treasury. j
It is estimated that nearly $1,000,
000 of this debt has been lost or de-j
stroyed. This includes the outstand
ing Issues from 1790 down throueh
! the civil war loans.
In the earlv dava of the remind
. ...,,.. , ,v
' v,u 1 A DIULU in guv
, eminent There is now outstanding
I $17,870 of the "six per cent stock of
; 1790," $13,935 of the "deferred six per
cent stock of 1790" and $13,953 of the
j "three per cent stock of 1790." Sev
i eral hundred thousand dollars of the
civl, Wflr ,oan8 are out8tanding The
iargPf,t amount outstanding is $800,-
3-0 of he B0KJalle(, ,oan of j907-
THE HEItO IX PEACE.
!t ta b?en Bald that peace hath
ltB heroes, no less than war. It
naB aB0 Den said that greater love
his life for a friend. "Billy" Rugh, ! was expected of them from masculin
th crippled newsboy of Gary, Ind., ! ity.
whose remains were buried in the
adjoining county of Henry, this week,
did not give bis life for a friend. He
did more than that; he gave it for
humanity for a fellow human being
whom he did not even know, and in
so doing he proved the highest type
of a hero in time of poace. He nobly
sacrificed his crippled limb and his
life that the life of a girl he had never
" " oavu.
LifH wa8 a8 Precious to "Billy" Rugh
as 11 'B to most people, perhaps.
but y n felt Vl i u Till V a i ' n 1 Insnffliannv !
! to meet his aspirations for service '
to humanity. The opportunity came.
and he felt he might save a human !
life and, without thought of the con
sequences to himself, he laid upon
the altar of humanity his gift of ser
vice. With a willing, cheerful heart pierced by five bullets of ner murder
and a noble, heroic purpose he of-! eTa- was found a, card wltn the name
fered to give all that he had as a tok-! Alice phillPs Aldrich." There
.-n of bin lminr kinrinpaa ii HiHiwas a,s0 a statement of the Chicago
not do this to win earthly applause,
for he was only a humble crlpplei
newsboy. He did it because his was
a righteous soul.
It Is such souls as that of "Billy"
Rugh to whom the King will Bay:01 lne car nlcn carried tne gin to
! "Come ye blessed of my Father."
asmuch as ve did it unto one of thelne assashlns memseives. Me Bays me
least of these, my brethren, ye did Birl was re!uctant to Join the party of
it unto me " i Ital'ans. but was forced to do so.
The funeral of heroic "Billy" Rugh
took place last Sunday at Gary. The
ceremony was such as a king might
envy. The people, rich and poor;
humble citlrens and high officials,
paid their tearful homage to hero-
Ism: bands donated their services.
lai.d played requiems in honor of his
: self sacrifice; words of eulogy were
WHY V AS fK VOl'K VOTK?
Every vote for Woodrow Wilson
1 As l-ctween him and Mr.
i ... ........,.
" v " ' .....
T.f, ,v,
j will run third. This may bs interest-1
ing but it is not important to the wel-
fare of the American people. Even if
Mr. Roosevelt could by any possible
chance be elected, his victory would
result only In a deadlocked govern -
j and he will be elected. But this is not
fnonrh Ha nhnn'il h elpotH hv a'
majority so great that there can be
no mistake as to the meaning of the
peoples mandate. He will go into!
offW with a democratic house, and
if his majority is large enough he will j
K,. . riomr.ti i,n.i. - rit
! This will make President Wilson the
! leader of a united party In full con-
tml of horh hranrhea of corifirra and
. . ,n
in a position to carry out all the pro -
. , . . . . . . , .
gressive policies to which it is pledged.
"The country will have immediate
revision of the tariff to reduce the cost !
- of living, with as little disturbance to ;
' legitimate business as possible.
as possible.
.Ml V. V, . . "
l.t ftU UUUCSl CU1UIV7UJTUI vil I
the law against predatory trusts and
monopolies.
"It wi'.l have a free government
emancipated from boss rule and from
corporation rule. It win nave a sane,
progressive administration of public
affairs from tbe day o Woodrow Wl
son's inauguration.
"That Is what the great mass of the
American people want, whether they
i a . I
. cau inemseives aemocraia or repuo-1 released on tbe eve of bla execution,
llcans or progressives. That la what! nttte dreamlns that he owed bis life
they will get it they act inteUiateatly. I to tala actrevIt wM tjjikai
Alt, j ZnftC--Hj-Jl J
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ARE.
TOC TOO LAZY
TO BE
HEALTHY f
When one remembers that in his
youth Theodore Roosevelt was a sick-
boy, and that today he is possessed
0f a physique so hardy and blood so
pure that even a serious bullet wound
cannot incapacitate him entirely, it is
well to stop and think how this splen
did condition of body was secured.
It was common sense in the first
place, and then it was will power.
The common sense showed the sick-1
ly young fellow that he could not hope
o achieve much either in work or hap
piness without health. After that, it
was simply adding will to common
6nse. The combination made the
healthy, clean and powerful body that
can withstand many of these physical
perils which would mean disaster to
the man or woman who has never
coupled common sense and will power
in the discipline of the early temple
which has been given to house our
souls.
Women are notoriously neglectful of
their physical well-being. This is due
Wrong ideals of womanly beauty
and conduct have been instilled into
WOMAN'S MURDER
THREAT TO REVEAL
Bridgeport, Conn., Oct. 26. Because
she had determined to leave Chicago's
underworld, and was in possession of
evidence damaging to the vice ring of
Chicago, Rose Buna, or Ruth White
as she was also known, was slain in a
loe,y r,oalnear thls cit?- Jh?e men
Joseph Bunano, Joseph Mottlo and
J ra"k Pi"Icheni-are being he'd
for the crime. Bunano has confessed.
' In the small knit handbag of the 22-year-old
girl, whose comely face was
Law and Order league and a small
notebook In which were written "Fran
cis I.ucas." "James Reynolds" and
"401 East Sixteenth street."
William II. Hall of this city, driver
u'-r uemu, is me suie witness Desio.es
Hall was ordered to drive toward
' Prck s M,n- a Sl;lurb of Bridgeport,
,m ar stratforl. Before they reached
the ml!l. Ha!1 was ordered to stop. The
five nln and the 8!rl eot out- ne f '
the "raen- who had previously said he
1 was from Chicago, began to threaten
! the gir'- she appealed to the other
' rcmr- and tny 'auehed at her.
"Drive on." said one of the party to
Hall. "You'll get hurt if you don't."
Hall looked over his shoulder as the
car moved off, he. says, and saw the
man from Chicago grab the woman by
her throat. He shot her
' n i .
bojy flred 'three more .hot. '
1 ,falJ JlTto rlZ or on
1,811 race" to btratford and organ-
fzPd a pnF9e Two men were later
rBr,.r(.j ( r;ilK,,, . .
ed "ndJr arS I h.rfw fP h
1 J u rTest A. hird as found
1 on Bridgeport h.ghway with a re-
I voiver with live emntv rhamhon in
.. -
n 1 C r fir i t .11 f V. , ,
'-'"- arresiea
are now awaiting trial.
The way to get it is to give Governor
Wilson a majority -so everwhelming
that it will be indeed the voice of the
', people.
'Why waste your vote?
A QUEEN'S GIFT.
Rittori's Requeit When Told "Any
thing You AsW Ma la Granted."
Mine. Uixtori. the celebrated Italian
actress of her day. was born of a no-
b!e fami;r- but her illustrious career
ddl t"' Korv t her aucestors.
1 frequently went to ber receptions.
"nd mau-v were tbe P't C"a w
hnd ov'r a CUP of ,ea
It was on one of these occasions that
she told me the interesting story of
bow when she was once acting in Mad
rid ber succeaa was so colossal that
Queen Isnbella. who was then on the
1 ... . ...
i Spanish throne, sent for her. desiring
... ... . .
queen expressed her pleasure in the en
thusiasm and then said to Mme. Ris-
It, , ,
UJl,iik. .IUK.a,
Without an Instant's hesitation Mme.
Bistori replied to tbe queen:
"Madame. If you really wish to give
m whatever I ask I will be? you to re
prieve tbe poor man who. as I read this
morning, has been KCtenced to death
and is to be parroted tomorrow.''
Tbe queen hesitated a few seconds
before she granted this wish. But the
reprieve was signed, and the condemo-
cfman was, to bis great astonishment.
all humanity, and though woman is
now struggling for new and more
wholesome ideals, she is still obsessed
by old-time notions of what com
prises feminine beauty and what is
"fitting and proper."
Men have been neglectful, crimin
ally careless, of their God-given bodies.
As boys they exerted themselves in
strenuous play, proud of their hard
muscles and agility. But as men they
seat themselves at desks, in dark, ill
ventilated offices or stores, depend
upon nostrums to keep a bad stomach
in order, cultivate an artificial appe
tite and neglect every discipline to
ward a healthy physique. They are
prepared for nothing in the way of
sickness or accident, succumbing to
the first happening outside of the reg
ular routine. Barring unusual sickness
or accident, those who consider the
body of too little importance to both
er about are generally forced to think
of little else as they grow older and
begin to reap the results of their neg
lect. a
Many a man and many a woman
who believe themselves strong-willed,
haven't the strength of will to make
themselves into strong and healthy
human beings.
That's why much of the world's
work is carried on in such a twiddling
way.
Without health, without good bodies
respectfully cared for, we can't achieve
the really big things. Either we play
out before our work is accomplished,
or we are laid low by disease, or we
struggle along "with handicapped en
ergy, or we Just drift lazily.
Anyone who has ever known real
health and strength and cleanness,
will never forfeit these things for an
enervating comfort a comfort which
doesn't last and which, at its best,
never equals that fine, free feeling
which comes of a well-disciplined body,
or that blessed restfulness which en
sues after healthful physical exertion.
Remember, a whole lot of bad health
comes from sheer laziness.
CONSEQUENCE OF
WHITE SLAVE SECRET
M if '- f-rS "t -
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of Mme. Rlstori's noble, generous na
ture to ask the queen to grant her this
request rather than to ask for some
Jewel or other tangible sonvenlr to
hand down to ber descendants. Fred
erick Townsend Martin in Alnslee's
Magazine.
Acquiesced.
Charlie The doctor saya I hare a to
U.OCO henrt- Madge I knew it all
along, denr You always cared more
for your oid pifa than you did for m.
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Philosophy
L ERYDAY ART.
A K"! may paint a picture.
f rt may carve a atone.
Art nny write a poem
Thai Is long on tone.
Art m if put on canvaa
Earl i and sky and sea;
Art that cooks a chicken
la tha art for me.
Id the world artistic.
Wnere tha artlsta fare.
There are many castles.
Mostly In the air.
But tor building houses
ou would rather pick
On tbe one artistic
Who can lay a brick.
Art tbat's for tbe artlsta
Who are sad of eye
And have flowing neckties
la In big aupply.
But of art more bomely
That can mend a chair
For Its fat old uncla
There la none to apare.
Schools of art are turning
Out tha graduates
In alarming number.
Light and heavy weights.
But for dally plugging
Wa would rather meat
With a line of artists
Who can mend a street.
A Tip.
'Brown, next door, tells me his
daughter Is going to study music with
a view to becoming an opera singer."
'Ever live next door to a budding
prima donna?"
'Never before.'
'Well, tbe first time yon are dead
sure that Brown Is beating bis wife
and you start to call the police just
reflect that it Is probably bis daughter
practicing her vocal exercises."
Tha Difference.
"1 always take things as they come."
"Do your
"Just as they come, Jnst as they
come.'
"I see. Different with me."
"Ilow do you do?"
"I make them come and grab them
aa they flit, as they flit"
Had to Be Careful.
WILL
LAWLER.
"Why didn't Tucker get his promo
tion?"
"He did. but be is keeping It from
bis wife."
"Afraid she'll insist on an increased
allowance, eb?"
"No; afraid she'll buy him some new
clothes."
Nothing to It.
"Did you go bathing much this sum
mer T
"No."
"Why not7
"1 have reached the age where the
bathroom at borne Is more comfortable
and less spectacular."
Not That 8ort.
"What is tbe price of that suit?"
"Thirty dollars ''
"Couldn't you shade that a little 7'
This is a daylight store, and we
don't have any shade."
Part.
"1 am going to call tomorrow."
"Why call tomorrow? It uever comes
if you do call it."
Solved.
Who'll mind the babe when out to vote
The weary mother strolls?
Why, blesa your heart, the ma will tote
The baby to the polls!
PERT PARAGRAPHS.
Some people find It hard to tell tbe
truth, and others find it difficult not to
tell It
You can tell what a woman thinks
about her personal appearance by thu
frequency with which she has ber pho
tograph made.
We don't care much what others
think of us provided (hey think some
thing nice.
About tbe only perfect thing In thla
world Is a perfect nuisance.
It is always hard for the neighbors
to understand wby a woman needs tbe
rest cure.
Faint heart never won fair lady, but
It may have escaped a suit for divorce.
A breach of promise suit Is always
a misfit
No man can tave gone very far
wrong while he still has a fondnesa tor
pumpkin pie.
The average boy thinks there's no
fnn stealing watermelons unless tbe
owner finds It out.
Tbe boy may be father to tbe man.
bat tbat's no alga be wants to kick
himself.
Part of the Show.
" 'Ow'a yore little boy gettln' on. Mrs.
Slack 7
"Very well Indeed. 'ETa entered the
theatrical profession now."
"Oh! Wot parta 'e takln'T
"Well, 'e ain't exactly tiiktn a part.
bnt 'e fetches the scene shifters beer."
London Aoswera.
2
The Argus
A Battered Nose Ey Ruth Graham.
Copyrlchted. 1912. by Asaoctated Literary Bureau.
"I have sent for you. Bob." said Mis-
Josephine Grigsby to Rotiert Merry
weather, who stood before her with a
patch on his left eye and his right
arm In a sling, "to say that I have
considered the matter of tying myself j
for life with a man who is sure to
break his neck within a few years
at most and leave me a widow care
fully and"
"Prayerfully?" put in Bob when she
hesitated.
"Yes, prayerfully. I will admit that
I have considered It tearfully."
"But not cheerfully. I suppose."
"Ton are Incorrigible. How absurd
for a girl to think of uniting herself
with a man who has not a single
serious Idea In his head! And you
have always been what you aro now.
Do yon remember, when we were
children, the day you were brought
In after climbing to the top of a tree
and bad fallen from branch to branch.
finally to the ground, breaking your
leg? I was but ten years old. when
such matters make a deep Impression
on one. and was filled with horror. I
can see yon now lying pale"
"Oh. that was bad luck. I stepped
on a rotten branch."
What business had yon to be climb
ing the tree anyway 7"
"A boy's business a bird's nest"
"Then the day you tried to swim
from Deer's Island to the mainland."
"Another, piece of bad luck I was
seized with a cramp."
But you wouldn't have hnd a cramp
on dry land, and, getting one in the
water, you would have been drowned
had it not been for a man passing In
a boat. Even as It was they had to
work over you an hour to save your
life. I was there, and I endured a
frightful agony."
"The first thing I was conscious of
was that kiss you gave me. We
weren't engnged then, either."
"I didn't know what I was doing, i
But I know now. since I have grown
older, that life with you .would be a
succession of horrors. The greater my
love for you the more I would have to
endure."
"Joe." said Robert sadly. "I'm seri
ous for once in my life. I've got some-
UK WAS CAKltlBD ht BIS FELLOWS TO THE
UHAND 81 AND.
thing to make me serious. You're go
ing to marry that curate who has re
cently come to Grace church."
"Wouldn't It lie far better for me
to marry a mnn who Is serious more
than once In his life?"
"1 don't know." said Bob thought
fully. "Perhaps it would."
"Life is serious. The great raen of
the world have always been serious.'
"Ilow about Abraham IJiu-oln?
thought he was a great Joker."
"Oh. well. I suppose he was an ex
ception! P.ut underneath his Jokes
was a serious a great purpose."
"And the Kev. Krotliinulmni has u
serious a great purpose."
"The saving of souls."
"Is he going to save yours?" ,
"There you go again always taking
a flippant, never a profound, view of ,
things." !
"Well. Joe. I don't see any purpose
in this conversation. If you're going '
to shake me and marry the minister it j
doesn't require a litany, of speeches
and responses to tell me so."
"1 haven't said I Intend to marry
Mr. Frothingham. I simply wish you
to understand the reason why I feel it
best to break my engagement with
you."
"Then It's all over between us?"
There was a long silence, at the end
of which Miss tJritfsliy said:
"If you like I will continue our en
gagement for another month wlih a
view to determining whether you love
me well enough to make an effort to
show some regard for my feelings."
"In what way?"
"You can at least avoid recklessness
In matters that concern your personal
safety."
"Certainly. I can do that." Joyfully.
"Wll. then, consider yourself on pro-
bation for a month. All I ask of you j
Is not to place yourself in dangerous '
positions. If you get hurt accidental
ly it won't count against you. It is
the takfiig of unnecessary risks that '
I object to."
"I see. You don't wish to go through
life with a man who is likely to make
himself a cripple or you a widow?"
"Exactly. If 1 should marry one
who through no fault of bis own
should meet with an accident to maiio
him for life It would be my duty and
my pleasure to minister to bim. But
I will not marry a man who insists on
placing himself In danger's way."
"How about a man who through
some madness lost an eye or a leg?"
I
'For me to marry such a man h un-
J thinkable."
Daily Story
"If you hived him very mue'i.
wouldn't ym?"
"No; I would not."
This was said so decisively that It
took nil the starch out of Mr. Merry-
weather, who. fearing she might alter
her mind nbout giving him another
chance, beat a precipitate retreat, lie
at once set about putting himself in &
position In which he could not run any
especial risk. It was the hunting sea
son, and. though he adored his gun
and his dogs, he made a vow not to
visit his shooting lodge during his
mouth of probation. "I'd be sure h
shoot myself," he said.
When he told her bow he proposed ,
to show his -love for her she said It
was very nice of him. but explained
to him that it was not the giving up
of sports in which there was more or
less risk, but in exercising an ordina
ry care. Mr. Merryweather was fond
of horseback riding, but declared that
It would be Just his luck for his horse
to slip on a banana peel or something
and carry his rider down under him,
so he resolved not to ride for a month.
Being a member of the Excelsior Ath
letic club and both strong and quick,
he had been scheduled for right tackle
in the annual football game between
the Excelsior and the Calumet teams.
He immediately wrote the captain of
his team that be would not play the
game that year.
His note was received with conster
nation. Wallace, captain of the team,
on receiving it hastened to see Mr.
MerryweHther and asked hlui for hU
reason for withdrawing. Bob. who de
clared that he hadn't the slightest ob
jection to lying if he could, but b
couldn't confessed the whole matter.
Wallace laughed and asked hiiu to
give him permission to go to Miss
Grigsby and try to get her consent to
count out football from tbe conditions
attending his probation. Rob said be
had no objection, and Wallace went to
the laiiy with the request. She grant
ed It at once, agreeing that If Hob
were lujured during his participation
In the game she would uot consider it
a cartae for his dismissal. But this did
not satisfy Bob, and Wallace was
obliged to return to Miss Grigsby to
secure a promise that If her flauce
were maimed in the struggle she
would nevertheless marry him. Joe
laughed at the comical situation and
asked Wallace If Bob meant the con
dition seriously.
"Certainly he does," was the reply.
"He may never have been serious be
fore, but be Is now, and l am satisfied
that If you don't consent he will not
play in the game, and without bim we
are sure to be beaten."
"Very well." replied Joe. "Tell hliu
I'll risk it this once,"
The agreement being made thnviijli
Wallace, who was a perfectly credible
witness, there was no need for u writ
ten contract and Bob began practice
at once.
The game took place on the last
Saturday iu November, anil ( 'upturn
Wallace realizing that his best man.
Bob Merryweather. would play better
in the presence of the girl he loved,
begged Joe to attend the game. The
request was superfluous, for she bud
no idea of absenting herself. Thero
was more than the usuul excitement
on the Held, for the match was to de
cide an important championship. It
was noticed at ouce that Merryweath
er, who niaile up In activity what he
lacked In hulk, was putt lug in better
work thun he had ever done before.
Twice in the early part of the game he
Interfered with an opponent who was
about to carry the ball over the goal.
Later. Bob made two remarkable runs,
lifting the Excelsior score to lie equal
with that of the club's opponents. At
last, when the ball was within a few
yards of the wluulng goal for the Ex
celsiors and there was but a rnluute
left to carry it over and get the game.
I J Bob Merrvweather made the effort of
his life and. breaking throilgTi nil In
terference, fell with It beyond the line,
most of the ":;luniets on top of him.
lie was curried by his fellows to
the grand stand, ctuii'-hing blood from
his nostrils, unci when hp removed t'l-
cloth his nose was a spectacle to be
hold It was ktiocked to smlthereeii".
Ice Grigsby saw it and threw up her
hand-, in honor.
"Gro.'it heavens!" she exclaim"!.
"And I have promised to marry him
not witlistniidlrg tiny Injury Incurred
during the game."
Boh Merryweather was covered with
glory and blood, anil h!s battered face
wore n sriile that was povl'ively j;re'v
.Home. Miss Grigsby lefi the field with
out relaxing the grave expression on
her own countenance. Rob consulted
a number of surgeons with a view to
repairs. One of I hem tried to screw
the ruined ri'se Into shape, but failed.
Another attempted to carve a new
nose out -of Bob's arm. All of thee
endeavor only made the nose more
hideous.
Bob offered to relene his fiancee,
bnt she surprised him and every one
else by revising to accept a release.
She said that she had no business to
reprove Bob for taking risks and then
take one h-rself. Tbey were married
and thus far have made a happy
couple.
Oct. 26 in American
History.
1i0 The striUe of the anthracite coal
miners ended lu a victory for the
strikers.
lSXrj- Elizabeth C'ady Stanton, noted
woman Hiiffrauls't. died: isirn IMS.
100y Genera! Oliver Otis Howard. I.
8. A.. retireJ. distinguished vetersn
of the civil and Indian wars, known
as "the Cbristiau soldier." died at
Burlington. Vt: born ls.-,o.
I 1910 Allen Daniel Candler. Confeder
ate colonel and governor of Georgia
from 1SWJ until I'.xj'J. died; Uru

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