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Monday, November 11, 1912.
ii Once again Virginia is the mother of
i All parses are agreed that this is
bully weather.
From a schoolmaster. Governor Wil
son Is to become a cabinetmaker.
No one can say that Chairman Hllles
did not do his best, but as a forecaster
. he do-s not shine.
Though the chance to subscribe to
the campaign Is passed, you can soon
buy lied Cross stamps.
St. Iyuls has elected Billy lgoe to
congress. When his opponent goes out
Hilly can say lgoe in.
Armour & Co. have been
again. Between indictments,
they get a chance to sleep?
bow do
The final rally 1s over. Now the peo
ple will settle back and attend to bus
iness, Junt as if nothing had happened.
Governor WilHon is the only candi
date that carried his own state. What
Is more to the point is that he carried
the states of his opponents.
And now Mr. Funk thinks he sees a
chance to be felted States senator.
Get a man's aspirations started high
In politics and there is no telling where
his ambitions will end.
The Eighteenth street organ Just
simply cannot get over Its soreheaded
ness. It Is even vexed because the
democrats In all good humor smiled j
upou it as they marched by Saturday
night, and the said organ forthwith
has become real nasty. Themost lament-'
able fiature of any flection is the
spectacle of the poor loot r.
. For the first time In CO years Maine
was carried by the democratic candi
date for president.
Never since the orcanization of their
party have the republicans lost the
State. The last democrat to carry It
was Franklin Pierce, in is,',2. the year
of a democratic landslide, when Pierce
received 2.14 -l-ctrraI votes and Gen
eral Scott only 42.
The only states not carried by Pierce ;
that year were Massachusetts. Ver
mont, Tennessee and Kentucky.
rim HiKAKi:it.
Martin J. Dillon of Galena, who has
been chosen for the third time to rep
resent his district In the lower house,
will be a candidate for the speaker
ship. He Is well fitted for the place In
that he is well versed In parliamen
tary law. Is familiar with the rules and
has decided executive ability. He senr-.
ed in the past two legislatures with
distinction and made a record for hon
esty and uprightness.
Mr. Dillon's platform as a candidate
for the speakership Is an attractive
one. H. maintains that the demo
crats. If they control the house, should
adopt the plan adopted by the demo
crats lu congress, and that Is that the
house committees be made up In a
caucus, subject to final approval by
Governor Dunne. He also favors a rule
that all measures referred to the com-
n.itw h ,r.,.,.A ,
. v "vmu tut rr 1 1 oiii, euuer
favorably or adversely, within
a rea-
sonable time.
This program, if adopted, will pre
vent the smothering of bills and the de
laying of measures until the final hours.
Instead of a few shaping legislation,
It wi;i be shaped by the entire house.
Mr. Dillon s program Is progressive
and constructive and in 1-ne with the
heat thought of the hour.
"Could Europe be brought to accept
the accomplished fact of the conquest
of European Turkey by the Balkan
Jlies, and to acknowledge a united'
Balkan confederation, it would spare
Itself much trouble, present and fu
ture," the Minneapolis Journal says.
Tfer the real solution of the Balkan
problem cannot be found in any divis
ion between two or more powers of
tl e area of the Balkan peninsula."
"Italy, until united, caused war after
war In Europe, and was not an asset,
but a cost!? liability to those powers
that ruled Italian states. Lombardy
and Venetia were glittering Jewels in
the Austrian crown; but their price
was Jives, money, shame, and finally
humiliation. Similarly, should Austria
tcday succeed in acquiring Macedonia,
xd i;aly Albania, the two would thus
secure for themselves a future burden
of war and expense.
"Diplomacy, if guided by the highest
wisdom, will perceive that what is
right In this Instance, la also expedient
The Balkans for the Balkan people la
the correct policy. If Austria and Rus
sia acquire territory at the expense of
the Balkan people, they will only be
annexing trouble trouble that will
never cease until the annexation is an
nulled. If those two powers unite now
to deprive the victors of the fruita of
their victory, they will succeed only in
keeping open a virulent sore that might
be healed. And they are certain, soon;
er or later, to come to blows over tfce
spoils. Such a war, likely to Involve
the rest of Europe, could not be of
benefit even to the victor.
"Consider what the unions of Italy
and of Germany have meant to the
peace of Europe; Those unions have
removed from the arena of contention
a multitude of the most Irritating ques
tion. The union of the Balkans would
put out a fire that for nearly a century
has threatened a general European con
Under the leadership of Governor
Wilson the democratic party has won
the greatest victory since 1852.
Sixty years ago the democrats, with
Franklin Pierce aa their candidate,
overthrew the old whig partj which
had nominated General Winfle.d S.
Scott as its leader. The defeat of Gen
eral, Scott was so overwhelming that
me wnig party was annihilated. It
figured in no subsequent presidential
election. History seems to be reoeat-
'"g Itself. The republican party which
followed the whig party as a nation
al political organization, and inherited
some of its economic views, is defeat
ed as badly as the whig party was
in 1852. The "Grand Old Party," as
it loved to call itself, may be the
"Gone Old Party."
But the democratic party, the great
old party of Jefferson and Jackson
and their compeers of the early days
of the republic, and of Wilson and
Bryan and their compeers of these lat
ter days, Is still in evidence as it has
been since its birth ready for ser
vice for the people when caKed upon.
It has again been called by the peo
ple into their service. It is again tri
umphant. The democratic party can never die.
It is founded upon the political princi
ple of "equal rights for all and spe
cial privileges for none." Its founda
tion is as solid and lasting as the
eternal hills. It wi:i continue to ex
ist through the centuries to come. It
represents a government of the peo
ple, for the people and by the people.
As an organization It has made mis
takes and may make them again. No
organization is perfect, but its prin
ciples will continue to exist and in
spire the hearts of the country's citi
zenship bo long as the republic en
dures; and the party name will be re-
tH,ned as real meaning is "the rule
of the people."
The democrats of Illinois who have
drne thelr 8hare ,n the Ereat triumph
at the po'.ls, should not make the se
curing of petty appointments take
precedence over the maintenance of
the patriotic permanent principles of
the party, but should devote them
selves to encouraging the efforts of
President Wilson and Governor
Dunne to give the people the reforms
they crave, and bring the administra
tion of government back to the funda-
I mental basis of "equal rights for all
; and special privileges for none."
I The republican defeat and the tri
j uraph of the democracy are. but steps
to bring about the rule of the people
Former Speaker Accepts Ver
dict of 1,000 Plurality With
Courage of Stoic.
Result Is Seen as Last Blow to the
Doctrine of the Stand
patters. Danville, 111., Nov. 11. The final
blow to "Cannonism" was struct! In
the Eighteenth Illinois congressional
Cibtrict Tuesday, and ex-Speaker Jo
seph Gurney Cannon, father and
' eiprooBioa mat lor
jests typified boss rule and standpat
loin, was the latest victim of the tidal
wave of Insurgency that swept the
Stern and uncompromising to the
last, "Uncle Joe" accept defeat with
the stoicism befitting an old and time
tiled warrior, refuses to comment up
on his downfall for publication or at
present discuss the outlook for the
It was probably his last fight, but
his elimination as a political factor In
this district is not at all certain. At
76 years of age he retains much of
Ms bodily and all of his mental vigor
. - youiui iu u will ujin tee republican party, last spring
again In the saddle two years hence ' leading democrats of the district de
snd that meantime he will be active
ly engaged in helping reorganise the
republican party.
Six years ago he announced that
he wished to be elected "just once
r.ore" in order to carry out work com
menced and left unfinished In con
gress. Four years ago he made the
same announcement, and two years
ago he pleaded for one more chance.
This year his managers positively
stated that it was his last appearance
as a candidate tor congress, and It
arpears that the voters of his dis
trict took him at his own word, for
be was defeated by over 1.000 votes
. .'r - 1 1
'' .... '-s:tr"i:v.
"Make the living room and conser
vatory into one," is the newest cry.
In fact, it's the latest fashion, and is
hailed as something quite novel.
But Is it?
Don't you remember, when you
were a youngster, that on one side of
the sunny living room was a deep,
wide, square bay window fi'.led with
all kinds of flowers and foliage?
Remember the old Iron stand on
which the flower pots stood? It was
built like steps. You thought It was
a marvelously clever arrangement. I
know I did.
There were all sorts of geraniums
and fuchsias and begonias, and re
member the calla lilies, and how you
watched the unfolding of Its furled
There was an immense Ivy of which
the whole family was jiroud. It was
draped over the square of the bay
window and hung like a portiere.
There, were some plants from the
fields and the woods that you'd helped
mother gather and in which you felt
a proprietary Interest.
Mother's wasn't the only living-room
conservatory In those days.
It was a careless housewife indeed
who didn't have her stand of winter
plants which she petted most care
fully and over which she took as much
(Springfield Record.)
Illinois, in all likelihood, will receive
pne of the cabinet positions.
In this connection the name of El
more W. Hurst of Rock Island natural
ly' suggests itself
Mr. Hurst served as chairman of the
democratic national business men's
by his democratic opponent, Frank T.
O'Hair, of Paris.
Analysis of the causes lead;'fo
fcif. defeat indicates that it was chief
ly due to the same ones that led to
a split in the republican party. To
this corollary may be added a growing
discontent among the younger genera
tion of politicians who began to de
spair of his ever reaching the quitting
pclnt, and dissatisfaction with the un
changing conditions among office hold
ers of the district.
Many who had stood loyally in the
Cannon ranks for years, on this ac
count deserted him this year, took
their "stand at Armageddon and bat
tled for the Lord" and office. Amone
the rural voters the feeling became I
prevalent that "Uncle Joe" had grown !
away from them, both in sympathy
and official acts, that he was no long
er a man of the people and no amount
ct garden seeds, congressional rec
oida -sud otlicial reports could disa
buse them of this belief.
The old "Uncle Joe" who formerly
circulated at their old settlers' meet
ings, county fairs and other gather
lr.gs, with his pocket full of black
cigars, slapped them on the back and
i;isde each think he was vitally inter
ested In their children, live stock and
their crops had been transferred Into
a representative of interests and con
d'tlons foreign to their wishes and
Next to the insurgent upheaval, the
strong personality of his chief oppo
nent, Mr. O'Hair, was perhaps chief
ly responsible tor the ex-speaker's sec
ond, and perhaps last political down
fall. In 1892 when Samuel T. Busey
of Urbana broke through his line of
battle, the landslide was accomplished
by the means of the use of unlimited
money. In later years the Cannon
managers generally saw that a can
didate to their own liking, If not a
mere man of straw, was placed in the
field early in each campaign as a
de mocratic candidate.
These tactics generally discouraged
strong democrats from entering the
fight, and for the past several elec
tions the democratic candidate always
failed to poll the full strength of his
party. Indeed most of the votes cast
for him represented the disgruntled
element of the republican party.
Encouraged by the results oX the
congressional election of two years
eft0, ana the bull moose, disturbance
termined to forestall the Cannon pro
gram by nominating a candidate
strong enough to attract the support
of the whole party and attract those
republicans who wanted Cannon de
feated. Frank T. O'Hair of Edgar county
wss the man who they thought obvi
ously was fitted for engaging In a
death grapple with the Danville vet
eran, with a good chance of down
ing him. Popular among the three
southern counties of the district, and
tree of entanglement In the factional
differences that prevailed In the three
northern counties. It was believed he
would command unanimous support in
pride as she did In any of her house
bold appointments.
A home without Its window garden
in the living room wasn't a home. No
lonely rubber plant or single half-starved
Boston fern, and certainly no arti
ficial palm, was considered sufficient.
Women exchanged plant experience
as they exchanged cooking experiences,
and a slip from a cherished plant was
valued as much as the recipe of a
treasured dish.
Even the poorest had a bit of a win
dow garden perhaps the one bright
spot In dull existence.
And whoever could afford It had a
canary a bird so full of song that
when two or three people got togeth
er for a talk one had to throw a little
shawl over the cage to keep the song
ster quiet.
The modern woman Is not as lov
able as her mother and grandmother
were. She is more selfish, gives lees
for what she gets and somehow
doesn't radiate the blessednees that
seemed to surround the woman who
made her home and her husband and
children the great points In her life,
The modern woman has lost much of
her loveliness, of beautiful Influence
upon the lives of those abont her,
largely because she has learned to de
spise the homely things the things
which she considers "common" and
makers of drudgery.
Some of are trying to get back.
It's not easy, for now we have flats,
hotels, city houses In narrow city
streets; less room to live; actually less
light and air for each of us.
Recreation has been commercialized
until we have grown up with the be
lief that the one place in the world
where one cannot have a good time
is home. We must spend money to
have a good time.
We 'have forgotten that the clean
est, finest Joy Is earned by thought
and toil. The toys we made ourselves.
when we were little, gave us far more
pleasure than the expensive ones
bought for the spoiled children of to
day. ,
committee and was one of the hardest
of workers in behalf of Wilson.
He Is a big man and thoroughly ca
The Record ventures the prediction
that he will be seriously considered in
regard to the secretaryship of the
treasury, or some other position of
much Importance.
Ms own party.
This belief was well founded. First
slating that he was too busy to fool
with a losing fight, he was finally pre
vailed upon to accept the nomination
cut of pure loyalty to his party, but
with no expectation of winning. Then
came the two Chicago conventions
v.:th ex-Speaker Cannon aligned with
the Taft forces and obstinately refus-
n.'P to heed the insurgency signs, and
O Hair began to gain courage
Announcing nimseii as a progres
sive democrat with no strings tied to
him, he went forth on a "get-acquaint
cd" tour of the district and amazed
old campaigners with the Instant sue
i ceKB that he mpt ouorvuhora Attlmil
in an old suit or clothes and a rusty
sicuch hat. with sw.il olram hnlin.
sicuch hat, with good cigars bulging
from every pocket, he visited every
village, town and crossroads commun
ity in the district. This meeting of
the .voters at their homes, coupled
v 1th his unassuming and friendly man
ner and a ready command of the home
ly stories that appeal to the rural
people, told by a past master of the
story-telling art, was something new.
While Cannon was hurling broad
sides and salvos of statistics and dry
statements of what he and the repub
lican administration had accomplish
ed at his audiences, O'Hair was win
ning his way to the hearts and votes
of the masses. While Uncle Joe was
stumping the district on a special
tiain accompanied by a lot of other
candidates, O'Hair was helping the
farmers stack and thrash their grain,
or was admiring thetr stock while
leading for their support. During
the last days of the campaign O'Hair
mounted the platform In the principal
cities and towns of the district and
completed his conquest with his elo
quence, humor and logic in handling
the issues of the day.
Mr. O'Hair was born 42 years ago
In a log cabin in a remote section of
Edgar county, of humble Irish parent
age, and spent bis boyhood days on a
furm. After graduating from the
cemmon schools he entered Purdue
university, where he took the law
course. Returning to Paris, he hung
out his shingle ans tiy sheer force
of character and ability has won a
place among the best lawyers of east?
era Illinois and western Indiana.
A Pretention.
"Any man looks stupid when he
wears a monocle." said the critical girt
"That's why so many of us fellows
wear 'em," replied the candid youth.
If we happen to look stupid we blame
the monocle." Washington Star.
Ne Wedding Day Baikal.
The Husband (during the quarrel)
You're alwsys making bargains. Was
there ever a time when you didn't?
The Wife Tea. sir; oa my wedding
day. Vsriety Life.
The Cynte.
"Mirrfed yet. old man 7"
"No, bat I'm engaged, and that's at
good as married."
-If s better, If you only knew It."
Humor and
rpHE man who nses bis neighbor's
iwjuue ana reaas toe aany pa
per in the barber shop never does much
boosting of his home town.
There are no blind pigs in a wet
Tears an salty because they'd spoil
Riches may be a curse, but they are
more amusing than . the blessings of
One example of futility Is trying to
sell a bald headed man a bottle of
hair dye.
A woman Is a curlons creature, es
pecially when ber husband is detained
down town andl two o'clock In the
It takes a good liar to compliment
some women.
It wss a gentns that got his start In
life by selling lemonade from the
tautens fste had banded him.
We bear the ill fortune of our ene
mies with mncb pleasure.
It Is never too cold for a girl to go
sleigh riding, though she may freeze
going to the corner grocery for a cake
of yeast
On the Move.
Boma are coins farthar south
For a cllmata new;
Soma aack cooler northern landa
To their strength renew;
Borne are hiking- for the west
After health and fame;
Western men are going east
With the selfsame aim.
Boma from Mexico are bound
For Alaska's shore;
From the north some Journey down
Where the gulf waves roar;
On the warm Pacific alope
Soma are there from Maine;
Others from the far, far west
Take the eastern train.
In the town where they were born
Very few remain.
Others come and take their place
In the hope of gain.
And their paths are often crossed.
Touching here and there.
Aa they zigzag back and forth
Going everywhere.
What a restless age It Is
For the man perplexed.
Stopping first In this man's town.
Striking for the nextl
Don't you wish that you could have
Planted safe and aound
Half the money that It costs
For this running round?
A Common Way.
"Do you ever betT
"Only on sure things."
"Keep it up. Tbut is the way I lost
my money."
Of All the Signal
"I have bad the most unlucky day."
"What bappeued?"
"1 broke that horrid little mirror
that Beth gave me for Christmas,
spilled Ink on my last year's party
dress, and now 1 have to have a new
one. Harry gave me a pair of scis
sors, and my uncle sent me an opal
Where He Got His.
"When It looks like rain take an
umbrella along."
"That Is Just the time not to take
"But you might get wet."
"Ob. no; there are plenty others to
take theirs "
Soma Celebration.
"Are you going to bave a Christmas
"Not really V
"No. My husband celebrated the
election, and that's enough for one
Inevitable Change.
"He mesnt to marry an heiress.
"And didn't ber
"No. He married a poor glrL"
"What made her poor!"
"Msrrylng him."
Too Bad.
- "I detest my wife's parties. She al
ways drags me to the front so."
"I don't mind that, but 1 do bat to
Mve for a week upon the scraps."
"Whst is your Idea of foollshoeea T
"Calclmialng a perfectly good cem
pssxtoa." A Question.
Oh, when a milkman's
Up a atnmp
What would he do
Without the pumpT
I think be would
Oet through all light
If there were but
A creek In eight
To Meet an Emergency.
"Madam, have you any old clothes to
five awayT"
"I have a suit belonging to my hus
band, but I fear It Is too big for you."
"Oh, that will be all right lou Just
set me out a square meal snd watch
me est enough so that I can fill It"
Washington Times.
.ia.,i iVf I
Ttie Argus
A Plan for a Break By Julia D. Edmonds.
Copyrighted. 191Z. by Associated Uterary Bureau.
The autumn season when the tourist 1
heglra is southerly was opening, and
the resorts of the border states were
well stocked with guests. The rock
ing chair brigade as those ladies who
dally occupy the porch of the Vleude
leau hotel, each and all plying some
kind of needle as an accompaniment
to their melodious gossiping voices
was In session. Two ladles sitting
somewhat apart from the rest were
engaged In earnest conversation In a
low tone.
"I sympathize with you, Mrs. Har
per," said the one, "but I don't see how
I can help you. My son is actively en
gaged In business and can't be away
from It at this season more than a few
days at a time. Could be be here with
us, say, for a fortnight I would be
glad to lend him to'you for the purpose
of drawing your daughter's attention
from this young Buggies, who you
fear will win her. There Is another
course I win suggest a young mau
has Just arrived who has entered his
name on the hotel register as Edwsrd
Caton. Being the only young fellow
of prepossessing sppearanee (Ruggles
excepted) In the hotel, he will soon be
besieged h? the girls. If you like I
will make his acquaintance. Introduce
hlia to your daughter (telling him she
Is the belle of the place), and she will
naturally be Interested In taking him
away from the others. This will serve
to divert her mind from Ruggles and
make a breach between them. But
why do you object to Ruggles T He Is
said to have an Income of $5,000."
"My dear Mrs. Crawford, what would
$5,000 a year be for Owen?"
"What you wish I presume Is simply
to break off her affair with Ruggles,
that she may be free to marry a for
"Precisely. If you can accomplish
this break by Introducing any one no
matter who he Is I will consider my
self under a lasting obligation to you."
The same evening the Introduction
was accomplished. Gwendolen Harper
and Edward Caton were Introduced,
and before the guests left the dancing
hall In the evening Mrs. Crawford
said to Mrs. Harper:
"Did you ever see such a remarkable
case of love at first sight?"
All the parties to this scheme were
pleased except Sam Rupgies, who went
off to the for end of the veranda and
scowled and smoked and smoked and
scowled, keeping by himself where he
could not see his rival's success lest he
should make a scene.
But on the third day after the break
had been made effective, when Mr.
Ruggles was reading a northern news
paper, be saw something that thrilled
him. It was an advertisement of Mrs.
Edward L. Caton for information con
cerning her husband, who bad deserted
her and their three children. Rupgles
Immediately cut the ad. out of the news
paper that he alone of those at the ho
tel might possess this Information and
that he might consider a plan by which
he could get the greatest satisfaction
out of it.
The same evening an anonymous let
ter went to the advertiser that a gen
tleman had appeared at the Vleudeleau
hotel at answering to the name
mentioned In the advertisement. Rug
gles, who mailed the letter, could not
refrain from adding that "the fellow
was evidently bent on committing big
amy." From the time the discarded lover
saw the evidence that his rival was
sailing under false colors he changed
his bearing toward Miss Harper.
Where before he had made his Jeal
ousy evident be now assumed an air of
superiority mingled with pity. Mr.
Caton bad become aware that his at
tentions to Miss Harper had made Mr.
Ruggles his enemy and hud noticed the
antagonism of the lutter's bearing to
ward him whenever they met. One
evening while Mr. Caton was dancing
with Miss Harper he unintentionally
ran against Ruggles. who was also
dancing. The look Ruggles gave htm
was ominous. letter, when both went
out on the veranda for a whiff at a
cigarette, Caton stepped up to Ruggles
and apologized for running against him
in the dance.
"One who Is sailing under false col
ors is beneath my notice for any In
sult," was the reply.
"How did you get onto that?" asked
Caton with surprising imperturbability.
"I saw it in the newspapers."
"I wish the newspapers would let me
alone." was the only rejoinder, and
Caton went back Into the dancing ball.
where Ruggles soon saw him whirling
with Miss Harper.
Now, the only real attachment in this
triangular affair was between Sam
Ruggles and Owen Harper, and from
the time Ruggles began to assume that
air of superiority Gwen began to be
troubled. She was too proud to call
him back, but she looked as If she
would be willing to take him back if
he would apply for reinstatement. One
day when they met in the garden of
the hotel she remarked that It was a
pleasant day.
"I think it will storm tomorrow or
next day." was the reply.
"Why. I see no indications of It"
"Perhaps If you watch the incoming
trains you'll see a thunder cloud com
ing." "You speak in riddles."
ne could not louger keep hh. secret
It came out in spite of him--that Is, a
part of it
"When the storm breaks it will strike
this man whom you have honored with
your favorable consideration."
"How? When? Where'"
"You shall see."
"Won't you tell me?"
"Nothing is to be gained by my tell
ing you. I prefer that you should see
for yourself."
And Mr. Ruggles with cold politeness
lifted bis hat and passed on.
Miss Harper went straight to her
mother with the information or. rather,
the insinuation. Mrs. Harper had been
a bit worried lest she had lifted .ber
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daughter out of the frying pan to drop
her into the fire. Her object now was
to take advantage of what Ruggles had
said to discredit both the rivals.
"My dear." she said. "In the first
place. It is very mean of Sam to cast a
slur upon this Mr. Caton. It shows a
very contemptible disposition on Sam's
port. But we must remember that we
know nothing about Caton. He may be
a gentleman and he may not be. Likely
be Is some young man wbo has got
bold of a little money and is spending
It In the only outing of his life."
"That can't be, mamma. He has the
manner of one accustomed to the very
best society. As for Sam, if be knows
anything about Mr. Caton It would be
very wicked of him not to warn me."
"Then why doesn't he tell you the
whole story and bave done with It?'
Mrs. Harper was not considering the
Inexperience of youth or the deflection
of Judgment occssloned by Jealousy.
It was enough for her to get her daugh
ter out of the tolls of a man worth
only $5,000 a year and make sure that
Gwen should not become too far In
terested In one who for all that was'
known about him was not worth a
It was a few days after this conver
sation between mother and daughter,
at which Gwen promised to drop Mr.
Caton at once, that the storm Ruggles
had predicted broke. A woman with
angular features wss driven from the
railroad station to the hotel, who. In
stead of placing her name on the
register, held a private conference
with the landlord and was excused
from doing so. She arrived In the
morning about an hour after a party of
gentlemen. Including Caton, had gone
out on the water for a day's flsblngf
It was not long after the lady ar
rived before there began to be whis
pers about her among the botel guests.
Then It leaked out that she had come
after a fugitive husband, and lastly.
Mrs. Harper was filled with conster
nation by a report thst Edward Catoni
had been contemplating bigamy wltN
her daughter.
When the fishing party returned thsx
guests of the hotel were drawn up ool
the veranda to see the fun betweenW'
Mr. and Mrs. Caton. The gentleman!
came up with the others entirely un
conscious of what was In store fof
him. The woman was ready to pouncei
on him. But the storm didn't brealUj
Caton went up to bis room to makej
his toilet for dinner, and the woman,
who had come after him said that
her husband was not among the men
who entered. She was very wroth
with her anonymous Informant and
vowed that if she could discover hlia
6he would give him a piece of ber.
The clouds of the storm that bad?
passed without striking were still
whirling about when a young man
drove up to the botel from the sta
tion and. seeing Caton on the porch,
cried out:
"Hello, Bob! Where did you come,
"BobT exclaimed several guests sit
ting about. In a breath. "I thought
his name was Ned."
"Who's your friend?" asked one of
these persons, following the newly ar
rived man Into the bouse.
"That? Why, that's Bob Carrlng
ton." When Mrs. narper was Informed
that the supposed Edward Caton wa
none other than Robert Carrlngton.
the multimillionaire, and her daughter
not two days ago had given blm thai
cold shoulder she was not only dum-j
founded, but chagrined. She had lost
the opportunity of a lifetime. WltH
some $10.0ti0,000 a year at her comJ
mand Gwen might have gone to Lon
don and taken a position In society!
there. But the luck bad been against
her and she was Inconsolable. f
Since bis Identity had been given)
away Mr. Robert Carrlngton did not!
attempt to pass further under a name
that he had assumed In order to so-1
cure temporary Immunity from a
notoriety brought upon blm by his Inw
mense wealth, nowever, he rejoiced,'
at having enjoyed a week of freedom
from curiosity and especlelly from so-'
clety reporters who telegraphed hie
presence wherever be went
After the sensation was over Sam
Ruggles and Gwen Harper met In the)
drawing room of the hotel.
"Well." said Bam. "you Just missed
snaring a multimillionaire. I'm sorry
for you."
"And you missed seeing the multi
millionaire captured by a deserted
Tunny, isn't It?" j
Their eyes met. and tbey smiled.
"Mother's frantic," Gwen remarked.
"I suppose so. Well, what art you
going to do?"
"Why, I'm not going to do any
thing." flie held a rose In her hand and,
going up to blm. fixed it In his button
hole, ne cast a quick glance about
him. There was no one besides them
selves In the room. He kissed her.
"What a pity, Mrs. nsrper," said
Mrs. Crawford, "that we couldn't
bave got nn Inkling as to the Identity
af young Carrlngton."
"It's Just too disgusting for any
thing." Nov.
11 in American
1S.S0 Lucretla Mott. abolition advocste
and pioneer social reformer snd
equal suffrsgist. died: born 1UX
1-SD Washington admitted to the Un
ion as a state.
18tt-Governor General Brooke Issued
the first Cuban Thanksgiving proc
lamation. 1900 Esther Damon, last widow pen
, slooer on the roll of the wsr of the
Revolution, died: bom 1R14.
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