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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1912.
mmu 9 . THE ARGUS. f Published Dally at Kt Boeond ave- ana, Rock Island, TH. (Entered at tba poatofflce as second -class matter) , Baa Itlnl Meaaber at the iMwkM Y THE J. W. POTTER CO. TIP.HS Tea eenta per week, by car rier. In Rock la and. Complaint of delivery service should be made to the circulation department, which mould also be notified In every Instance where It Is desired to have paper discontinued, aa carriers have no athorlty in the premises. All communications ef argumentative character. politics, or religious, must hare real name attached far publica tion. No suet articles will be printed ever fictitious slataturee. Telephone tn an departments: Cen tral Union. West 145. 1141 and 1145; Union Electric. glE. Saturday, November 2, 1912. As the national ramaalca draws te elsae It la evident, frem reports aad all earrea Information, that Wooernw WllM0tm will mvrrm f h. Mntn mmn mr .H.-h..Tlr elected preslde.t. y the ! aaaae elan Judfe E. F. linear will be elected ( rraor of Illinois. The oaljr sn(rr te the soceeee of the deanocratie ticket, national, etate aad otherwise, la tn the poaalble failure af ear voters earning eat in elertloa day and raatlag their ballots. The feeling- of eertalatj of the elee- ! tle. of Governor Wllao. may have . tea., voter, t. e.. ly t. . t. the potie, i. the belief th.t j Wlleoa le sore of elrrfloa and that their l.dlvlda.l ballot, mar net be aeeded. I Over-e-s.de.. ,. ... ,h,. which eaa eadaager democratic anrecae thla year. Let every democrat ataad np aad be ranated, aad aharo I. the arret victory. I i la wen to bear t. mind, too, that I nad a lot ' campaign slime thrown there le a separate judicial ballot la this ' at ulm- A11 Sorts of malicious Charg ranaty that ahoald aot be overlooked. ! " nave Den made in an effort to Veto for hariee B. Marshall fur circuit : destroy the reputation of this honest frtderr. j r"iebt, patriotic, public spirited man. It's In the air. We are going to win. Share in the great victory. Rally around Judge Dunne and the entire democratic state ticket. Elect Thompson state's attorney. He is clean, conscientious and capa ble. Attend the final ral.y at democratic I headquarters in the flock Island housa tonight. WT.son says his battle Is for the average man. That is putting it pret ty squarely. Send Tavenner, the friend of labor, j the champion of the cause of the peo- pie, to congress. Everett 1 Werts should have the votes of all democrats for the legisla ture from this district. His candidacy will stand the acid test j through the wide influence of the pa Hear Wilson's message to the peo- I of falr luriu'ry. This good man should ; Pers he represents as Washington pie at democratic headquarters In the Rock Island house tonight. This is Wilson day. There will be another Wilson day Tuesday and still another Wilson day, March 4, next. Give the people a new deal at the county building by electli.g Thomp- son, Meyer, Gustafaon. Sommersou. Blankeoburg and Hubbart. : : Roosevelt's support at the very begin-! men from this locality in looking after Choose Ir. Meyer as your next cor- j ning of the campaign, but when heithe interests of the people and is fa oner. It le to the county's advantage undtrtood what was proposed in ! miliar wKh their wants and demands. to have a physician in the office and it is to the people's advantage. General Felix Diaz assured his coun trymen that he was not 6etking the presidency of Mexico. If he was seek ing trouble he certainly succeeded in finding it. tt t. to ,hmt k. in thJlSlkan I wilf no l.T r l ttfSnTAn ot 'Xl L7il Jn' Remember that you have three con gressman to vote for next Tuesday Clyde H. Tsvenner to represent this district, and Lawrence B. Etringerand milium r.ra w imams ror congress- men at large . John Day is honest and will be Just In his duties as a member of the state ' board of equalization. By a man s dealings in bis private life you may .Judge him. Mr. Day has not swindled a poor miner who Intrusted his proper ty to him. Marshall is the kind of a man for ' circuit Judge. He Is experienced, , level-headed and fair, and will make a v model Jurist. Besides. It will not cost .the people of this county between $6, '000 and IS.000 to place him on the bench. CANNOT aY'KOBD TO TAKE CHANCES. Democrats In the Thirty-third sena : to rial district cannot afford to take chances on losing their member of the legislature. The election of one, .perhaps two. United 8tates senators, from the state of Illinois, may depend tipon the member from this district. More than that, the barking that Woodrow Wilson, as president, will have in the United States in the exe cution of his magnificent policies, xufcv depend upon the poUUcai charac- tr of the representation In that body from the state of Illinois. So that brought down to Its final analysis, what the Individual demo cratic voter may do with reference to the democratic or minority represen tative In the general assembly from this district may affect the democratic policy in the entire nation. In the light of these facts there is but one safe and sure course for dem ocrats to pursue. The duty is plain. It is to vote for Everett L. Werts. WHAT MARSHALL'S ELECTION HL'ANS. If the people of this judicial circuit elect Charles B. Marshall to the va cancy on the bench next Tuesday, they will accomplish many things to their benefit and advantage. They will, first of all, elect a man who Is amply Qualified by experience, long practice in the law, and ability and hard work and temperament for the office. Tbey will, so far as this coun ty Is concerned, save to the people the expense, aggregating between $6,000 and $3,000, of a 6pecial primary and election, amounting to the cost of two elections, to choose a successor to County Judge R. W. Olmsted, who seeks promotion to the circuit bench at the expense of a vacancy. Tbey will abolish the question of politics from Judicial elections, which will likewise remove the occasion for ",urf 6trif in election of the members of a branch of the govern ment which should be absolutely free from the Influences or prejudices of ! politics. This is a culmination long desired and eagerly sought. The chance for its attainment is at hand. Elect Marshall, and get the right i Lln r.f . .u. .. " luc 141 payers ue- tWeen 'C'000 and d wipe Out h Question of partisanship absolute from "idratlon in the choice of , Jlldl(Iar l 1,0 ecl to vote for Marshall on "e separate Judicial ballot. THE CANDIDACY OF JUDGE ED- WAKD r . DUNNE Judge Edward F. Dunne, democratic candidate for governor of Illinois, has Those who know Judge Dunne, who have studied his record and who are familiar with the facts, are astounded ; the depths of mendacity to which his detractors have stooned in their efforts to deprive him of deserving victory next Tuesday. Attention has been called to some of the charges and it has been shown how absolutely groundless they are. Judge Dunne's record upon the bench and as ma'or of Chicago is above reproach, HiB Plat'"n pledges him to genuine rerorms so bad y needed In Illinois. ' He is a man of his word and he can ' be depended upon to carry out his j campaign pledges. Those great leaders of democracy, Governor Woodrow Wilson and Wil- liam Jennings Bryan, unequivocally endorse the candidacy of Judge ftunne. j resent this district are manifold. He Mr. Bryan, who knows the Judge inti-1 has been on the Job in Washington, niately, has issued a special exhorta-1 not in an official sense, but as an ad tion to the voters of Illinois to support ! vocate and champion of the rights and Judge Dunne. j interests of the people. He has. not ana W'H not be defeated by the , slander and opprobrium of se.f seek- ers who do not want to be separated from their present graft. THE COLONEL AND AN "t'N THUIH." Roherf Collier nnhllahor nt rniit.. vVeeklv. ha. rtis-hsreprf Vn,n i pood his editort and purpogeB t0 edit the weekly hereafter himself. Han i good practically committed Collier's to I Roosevelt's plan for dealing with the . j trusts, he indicated clearly a prefer- j Bnop labor as adopted by the war de I eiice for Wilson. Apparently this dis-1 Partment for enforcement at Rock Is j pleased the owner, who says now in j lan(l arsenal and contributed in no criticism, of his weekly that "it has j small degree toward giving it its been captious, unresponsive, even i death blow. sneeri::g" toward the Roosevelt cause. I IQ 'he forthcoming congress with ' Colonel Roosevelt, expressing gratl- Champ Clark reelected speaker, no : fication, says a word about the "grave man "ould have greater influence or ihartn" done the progressive party by '' "perpetration of an untruth a. to poitlon on th "P'latlon of the rTwt'r "This untruth." he continues, ncls the editorial pages of Collier s Week'.y and the speeches of Woodrow Wilson, The "untruth" was and, being dis seminated by Ixuis D. Brandeis. I the great Massachusetts lawyer and' humanitarian; by Professor Van Hise, ' president of the University of Wls- consin ind one of the greatest author ities on the trust question in the I'nited States; by Senator La Follette of Wisconsin; by William Jennings Bryan. It Is expressed in Perkins' contribution to the Roosevelt cam paign fund. Colonel Roosevelt might fool some men about his trust program, but he will not fool such intellects as Wil son's. La Toilette's, Bryan's and Van Hlse's. WANTED: AN EFFICIENT PRESI OENT. In considring the qualifications of each of the applicants for the presi dency of the United States, it be hooves us to take care to select a man who will be able to act in harmony with his assistants. Nothing is nore embarrassing or more detrimental to the progress of an enterprise than to have the head of such enterprise at daggers' points with his colleagues. Considered in this light, the question should prove easy to answer. President Taft came Into office bailed as a great peacemaker. His rampaging predecessor changed cabi net officers as readily as he changed clothes. Whenever there was a miav- ; ;.v E A PRETTY GOOD SORT. A Texas minister, addressing the Missouri Baptist general association at Kansas City, spoke of "gasoline Bap tists" and declared that "the cost of maintaining a motor car Is much more than the cost of maintaining a preach er la the less settled districts of Mis souri. Unless these gasoline Baptists aid the cause, we may not expect to make material progress, as rapidly as we should. Every Baptist who owns a motor car is able to support a mis sionary." If it costs less to keep a Baptist minis ter in a country church than it does maIntaIn att automobile, ifs some, thing for the Baptists to be ashamed of, and not the automobilists. As to abandoning an automobile in order to support a missionary Can it be proved that the auto owner take to be patched up, some head had to fall. During the latter period of his term of office, his recommenda tions were Ignored by congress, and he in turn ignored the legislation of the people's representatives. As a peacemaker, Mr. Taft has proved to be a great failure from the very start. The whole country was shocked by the Ballinger Pinchot con troversy, with the result that today the republican party is hopelessly split asunder. The democrats came into majority In the house, and, nothwithstanding all prophecy to the contrary, they are working together in superb harmony. They have passed more constructive legislation during their comparatively brief tenure than perhaps the country ever before witnessed in a like period. Were it not for the outrageous abuse of the vetoing power on the part of the executive the country would at present be enjoying relief from ex cessive tarlffc and many other evils that we are obliged to suffer. Without doubt. Governor Wilson will be able to bring about the much needed reforms because he will have the undivided support of a democratic congress. IAVKXXEB AND SUABLE. The reasons why Clyde H. Taven ner should be sent to congress to ren- correspondent awakened the people of me iiauon 10 tne aDuses or their in stitutions at the national capital and, as Speaker Clark has so many times said, has contributed quite as much' as any one man of Influence to the crys tallzatlon of the country-wide senti ment which resulted in the triumph of the people's policies in the elections' of two years ago and the election of a congress which has done things. He nas cooperated with the congress- Ile exposed the Taylor system of ; accomplish more effective work for ! "is immediate locality than Clyde H. j Tavenner. And what the. people of this locaiHy. irrespective of politics, i accomplish things. ! "Judge C. J. Searle, on the other hand. would be unable to accomplish anything. He would have no standing in the house as far as the controlling influences are con cerned, and, having straddled to the last on the a'.l important issue as to whether by conviction he is a straight line republican or a progressive, he could not very well be relied upon to take a positive or reliable stand on any measure that would look to the people's highest welfare. He is ap pealing for support simply aa a per sonal favor to him and seeking to be elected, not so much for what he can do for the people as for the final grat ification of this long cherished ambi tion to enjoy a seat in congress, , no matter by what means or for what purpose he may attain It. At Washington he would be a mere figure head, whereas Tavenner would prove a useful congressman, already In touch with the workings of con gress, and thoroughly familiar with the way laws are made and those who will direct the house in their mak ing for the next two years. A PARTY'S LIFE OB DEATH. The republican party is doomed In this election. This is not said in de rision, but in recognition of a state of facts that is everywhere apparent. The question that confronts the faith ful of the once G. O. P. therefore per tains, not to the present, but to the furure. The party will be defeated .at the is not as much of a missionary. in an indirect way, as the man who is sent out to convert the heathen to our way of thinking? Every automobile that is driven to day is the product of men who are earning honest wages, who are support ing little homes, raising good citizens, enabled to live a white man's life be cause the automobile has made a new industry which provides work for many thousands who would otherwise be Idle or working Intermittently at various things. Automobiles hare mde life brighter for a good many of ns. They have taken ns to new scenes, given us a taste of travel, shortened distances be tween friends ;and many a big-hearted auto owner makes it a dally practice to Invite trudging acquaintances, or even strangers, to "get In If you're going my way." Of course we find unscrupulous driv ers and snobbish owners; but on the whole the possessor of a machine is a good sort, as generous as the space in his equipage. He is as courteous as any occupant of a carriage ever was, and usually not half so haughty due, perhaps, to the fact that be may have to stop almost any moment to fix a puncture or get full of grease. He's a pretty good sort of mission ary bless him! though he doesn't pose as one by any means. And the only real grouch any of us can have about him is that he helps materially to support the gasoline trust. polls next Tuesday. It will lose con trol of the national government no body doubts that but whether it goes out of existence as a political institu tion depends not upon how badly it is beaten, but whether the secessionists in its own ranks win. It depends not upon the election or defeat of Taft, or the election or defeat of WMlson, but upon' the election or defeat of Roose velt. Upon thiB, and upon this alone, is the fate of the republican party hanging in the balance. There will always be two great political parties in this country, but whether the re publican party shall longer endure, is contingent upon whether or not it Is succeeded by the progressive party that has pulled apart from It and Is seeking its destruction under the lead ership of a twice-made president, who owes all that he is and has been to that party. If Roosevelt should be elected, he will become the great American die tator, greater than any party, big enough to choose his own party and to build it upon the ruins of the once great republican party. The line of demarcation and of self- preservation, so far as republicans who care for their party are concerned, is therefore clearly defined. There is but one alternative, and the republi can who doubts it may figure it out for himself. Voting for Taft will not save the day for this election. Voting for Roosevelt means the encourage ment of the new organization which will, if it wins, supersede, not the democratic party, but the republican party. The republican who votes for Wii son, votes not only for a better gov ernment, right at the present, but for the preservation of his time-honored party, that it may live to fight an other day. A WISE SOCIETY MATRON. So many bricks are tnrown at the ultra-fash ionables of the land and those who have gobs of money, made or inherited, that It is only fair to toss them a posys once in a while when they show the qualities that de serve such recognition. Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt, formerly Tessie Fair, of the old Bonanza re gime, and her nephew, Herman Oel richs, should come in for a regular shower of flowers for the everyday wisdom and homely virtues they have shown. A few years ago when young Oel richs was nearing the age when boys take to cigarets and drinks as a sign of manliness, Mrs. Vanderbilt played a clever, womanly trick on him. Although a member of th Four Hun dred, she has never been identified with its fast set and she looks with horror upon the idle young boys and girls who recruit themselves for it by youthful dissipation. It would have been foolish for her to argue with the boy in this matter. Woman like, she reached him along the line of the least resistance and the most attraction. She offbred to bet him a cool half million of her money against a like sum of his future on the proposition that he would not smoke or touch intoxicants of any kind until he was 21. He snapped her up at once any son of Herman Oelrichs would take a bet and then proceeded to take measures to win it. He was no anchorite or recluse, or prig or mollycoddle, this young Oel richs. He went to college and min gled with the boys like a good demo cratic mixer. He was strong in ath Jetics; trolled a fair tenor in the glee club; was out for sports of any kind at any time, and, to his credit, was a good average student The boys liked him. though he never Joined them In sprees; his teachers liked him. too, and his college career was a happy and creditable one. The other day he came to his majority and his aunt gladly paid over tie $500,000 to him. He has made no pledges for the future, but a young fellow of his birth and environment who shows such a level head and so much backbone can be trusted to smoke and drink with discretion. should i.e dec.de to smoke or drink lat alL Humor and Philosophy j 9VJTCAJ M. SMITH l PERT PARAGRAPHS. rpHE contempt of the small boy for bis spinster annt is almost eausled by his ability to work her. The fellow who can be happy when the lawn Is to be raked, the screens put away and the coal put In Is the man who doesn't have to do it. If your angry passions are bound to rise at least don't let them slop over. A certain amount of foolishness Is expected of young persons, and that the reason we get impatient with the uncertain amount Autumn leaves are pretty, but the leaves autumn leaves upon our front yard leaves as weary. The quiet, good little children are the ones that Mr. Grouch never met. Some women are superstitious about a black cat, so they have to have the skin of one disguised as a beautiful lynx muff to cure them of superstition. The man who is out of a job has plenty of time to get excited over poli tics. It Is hard on the small boy of this generation to be cheated out of county fairs, torchlight processions and spell ing schools. We wouldn't so much mind that the dentist uses a patent nutmeg grater on our teeth if he wonldn't insist upon telling funny stories when he is doing It. Serving It. Lift ujvour eyes and look about And get your money's worth. For lyln fair before you see ', A great old little earth. ! The view Is very wide and bright j And pulsing everywhere. And not a picture In the world Can with the sight compare. Lift up your eyes. Don't facus them Upon the lowly ditch The while you brood upon your woea And wish that you were rich. Before you lies a waiting world. All Joyous, bright and fair. And, with the others of your kind. In It you own a share. l2lf t up your eyes and take a look. For everything Is free. And no admission need be paid And no outgoing fee. The brook, the meadow and the lake. The clouds that grace the air. The mountains and the restless son Are there for you to share. Lift up your eyes unto the hills And let your soul expand As In the broader, wider view A man newborn you stand. Take heed of nature's wondrous works. Whose beauties now you miss. And, though you may be poor In purse, Tou shall be rich In this. Mighty Stingy. "He must be an old tight wad. "On the contrary, he seems to buy his family .everything it wants." "Oh, does he? Things to eat and to wear, of course. Any one would do that." '. "But what more could they ask?" "Well, he has been married ten years and bis wife hasn't had a single opera tion ha all that time." Hard to -Plesse. "I don't like any of the parties very well." "Why don't you start a party of your own?" "I would but for one thing?" "What's that?" "I am afraid It wouldn't please me. Charlie Knew. "Which would you rather be, Charlie, clever and handsome or young and rich?" "Well, if I were rich I could find plenty to make affidavit that I was all the rest" Worth Mors Now. " H i s X brother died worth a mil lion, and be basn't a cent." "But be is the more successful." "In what wayf" "He is alive." Wouldn't Do. "Why did you discharge BinnsT" "He was too slow." "I thought he seemed rather bright" " "Bright enough, but not swift enough to keep out of the ways of tempta tion." A Minus Quantity. "A penny for your thoughts." I Tt would be a bad bargain for yon.' "Whyr "My debts were In my thoughts." The Drawback. Often I think of the beautiful town Where I dreamed my youth away, , And often I think I would like to run dawst But for thoea old bills te psy. i True ,Lovs. "She says sbe would let her husband go hungry before sbe would cook a meal (or him." That is what I call true love." Houston Post . Examine what Is said, not him who 1 soeaka. Arabian Proverb. The Argus "My Husband, I Greet You" By F. A. Mitcbel. Copyrighted. 1911, by ,asoctated Literary Bureau. Mrs. Stanford sends greeting to Walter Washburn and would be pleased to have the honor of his company for dinner at 1 o'clock on Thursday, November the Ktb, In the year of our Lord 17J . Mrs. Stanford was a widow thirty-eight years old and of very pleasing appearance. There was but here and there a single gray hair in her head, her complexion was florid, her eye was a soft brown, and altogether she was goodly to look upon by a man who had passed twos core years and five. Walter Washburn had offered him self to Mrs. Stanford, but that lady, though 6he admired him for his sal wart form and his prowess for he had distinguished himself in the In dian wars In the colony was not mind ed to take for a partner one who was not possessed of worldly goods, so she diied Mr. Washburn's oler, with many thanks, for the honor he would have conferred upon her. Now, the widow had a daughter. Faithful, half her age and the repro duction of her mother as that mother 6 "M I HUSBAND, I GREET YOU." had been at her age that is to say, the younger woman was like a peach with the first rosy hue painted on it by the sun, while the older was that same peach when its colors had become mel low. Mr. Washburn, having been turned away by the woman he loved, naturally sought comfort with the daughter who so nearly resembled her, and, being lonely, living by himself In his oaken domlcle, smoking hi pipe, solitary, before the logs burning in his great open fireplace, he mused thus: "If I cannot have the mother to keep me company, why 'tjioiild I not have the daughter, providing thnt mother will give her to me? True, I wisli the older woman, who is nearer my age and with whom I can consult as to my affairs, but Faithful Is stronger and can better do that work about a house which Is expected of a woman. He sides, the mother and I will be aged at the same time and like the blind leading the blind, wherbas Faithful when I am an old man will be in her prime and the better able to take care of me. Yet she will be old enough to have lost a desire for admiration, and I shall not have to fear the gallantry of youug men." Thus did the lonely bachelor attempt to persuade himself that it would be better after all that he should marry the daughter instead of the mother. Nevertheless there were many reasons on the other side, and down in the bot tom of his heart he wanted Mrs. Stan ford herself. However, having formed a resolu tion, the next day he went to the house where the two women lived uiiil, calling for the mother, asked for the band of her daughter, lie was natural ly shamefaced in making his request, since not long before be had assured the lady of whom he made it that his happiness depeuded solely on her. He expected to be jHken to task for his change of heart, but the widow simply replied that her daughter had reason to be proud of having won the esteem of so prominent a defender of the colony and she, the mother, would lie happy to bestow Faithful upon him if he could show that he had the proierty to be expected of the man she should marry. Since Mr. ' Washburn could show nothing more than he had shown on his previous application he arose with a deep sigh and left the house. Walter Washburn, who was as sim ple minded as be was brave, poured his trouble Into thears of Mrs. Hurl but, a married woman, who bad shown great friendship for him. Mrs. Stan ford was acting selfishly In refusing her daughter to a good man whom she did not wish for herself. "I would advise you. Friend Walter," said bis confidant, "to carry off the young woman you wish to wife." "now could I do that?" asked Wash burn. "Tou are not fitted to form a plan In such a proceeding. You must have some friend to lay one for you and to assist you in csrrylng it ont Leave the matter to me. Come to see me again In a few days, and I may bare some thing to say to you." The next day Mr. Washburn received! the invitation to eat a Thanksgiving dinner with the widow and her daugh ter. The friendly act smote hU con science that be had even thought of robbing the widow of her daughter, and be went at once to Mrs. Hurlbut to say to ber that she need form no : such plan a sbe had propotted on his i behalf, fur be would bave nothing to do with so nefarious a matter. But Mrs. Hurlbut soothed him and reminded him that lovers had from time immemorial eloped and had al ways held the sympathy of mankial. Washburn said that his own case was Daily Story different from those, for be was not a young lover and had never spoken a -word of love to Faithful Stanford, ne bad followed the custom of the times by asking her baud from her parent However, Mrs. Hurlbut who was a persuasive talker, finally won him over, then said that she had formed a plan as follows: On the evening before Thanksgiving day would take place the usual Wed nesday evening prayer meeting, at which a'.l the colonists would be pres ent, including the Stanford, nioiber and daughter. Mrs. Hurlbut would go to the meeting and Walter Wash burn would do the same. The road over which the Stanfords roust go to their home was a lonely one. Mrs. nurlbut and Walter would follow them, and when out of sight and hearing of others Mrs. Hurlbut would throw a bed quilt over the mother and n sheet over the daughter, using dif ferent coverings that the two might be known apart. Walter was to setr.e the figure under the sheet and carry her away to the minister to be mar ried. Mrs. Hurlbut would hold the mother under the quilt till there should be no time for her to interfere. It was to be hoped that the next day being Thanksgiving, a day devoted to reli gious exercises and thankfulness, the mother would forgive Walter for the kidnaping of her daughter. Mr. Washburn had misgivings as to this scheme, both fearing that the ab ducted plrl would not marry him even If it otherwise succeeded, and if she did that her mother would never for give him. Moreover, there was a law in the colony that any man courting a young girl without her parents' con sent could be sued before a magistrate for damages. But when a persuasive woman Is de termined to bave her way with a man, especially one so easily led as Walter Washburn, there Is no standing against her. Mrs. Hurlbut carried her point and on the evening of the prayer meeting took her friend Walter to the meeting house with her. When the meeting was over and the Stan fords went out ar.d toward their home Mrs. Hurlbut and Walter followed them, the former carrying the quilt and the sheet, and when they came to a dark part of the road she stole up behind them and proceeded to cover them. The sheet, fteing white, was easily distinguished, and Walter took the woman it contained In his strong arms and carried her off. Beyond a slight scream she made no outcry, and her resistance soon ceased. Walter as he strode along told her who be was, what was intended and asked ber con sent to a marriage forthwith. After a few minutes she spoke a faint "Yes,' but before entering the minister' bouse said that she would rather not le known and preferred to keep on her covering. But even tliis was unnecessary, for the minister, who bad gone to bed, came down in the dark, and when he strove to strike a liprht the punk, which was damp, would not ignite, and Wal ter, who was fast losing his equanimi ty, begged him to proceed with th ceremony in the dark. So he did, and the two were made man and wife. After the ceremony Walter supposed that his wife would go to his home with him. But she declined, saying that at the Thanksgiving dinner the next day she would confess all to ier mother, since that would be a time when she was most likely to be for given. Walter could not but see the wisdom of such a course and parted not unwillingly with bis newly made wife. The next day all met at the serv ice In the meeting house. Mrs. Stan ford gave Walter a friendly greeting, and her dntichter looked upon him as unconcernedly as if she had not so recently become his bride. He walked home with them, and soon after their arrival the dining table was loaded with a haunch of venison at one end, a wild turkey at the other, the Interval being filled with other delectable viands. Walter was placed at the head, while Mrs. Stanford sat at the other end facing him. When the meats had been eaten she said to her viH-a-vis: "Friend Washburn, when next yon propose an abduction be more sure of the fHend who lead you Into It. Mrs. Hurlbut informed me of the plot to carry off my daughter, and, feeling that if she. or I must lie your wife, I, as first asked, should lie the bride, I asked that I and not Faithful be cov ered by the sheet. It was I who went with you to the minister." Then, raising a glass of wine that stood Itefore her, she added: "My husband, I greet you!" Walter sat cnzlng at the speaker for some time, while tho truth was slow ly permeating his d'lll bra. hi. Then, arising from bis chair, he went to where she sat and. enfolding her In his arms, imprinted a kiss upon her llr"- From his wife he passed to Faithful and, also giving tier a kiss, said: "My daughter, I forgive yon." Then returning to his seat he bowed h!s head and reverently gave thanks for the happy outcome of a plan that had nevet met with his approval, btrt which had turned out as be wished. Nov. 2 in Amcican Jiistory. 171WV James Knox Polk, eleventh pr ldnt of the UMItei Stateg. horn; d.'ed lfl. ISSft-Xorth Icko.a'nnd South Dakota admitted to t.ie Union. 1011-Fleet of over 100 United States , battleships, cruisers and nnxlUsry vessels reviewed by the preid!l!t t Now Tor;. All the news all the time. The Argus, j