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Published Daily at lit Second ave
Sue, Rock Island. TIL (Entered at the
poatofflce as second -clan matter.)
Beck filaae Hnitrt o tb AseeeUeeel
TERMS Tan cents per week, by car
rier. In Rock and.
Com plaints of delivery service shooM
be male to the circulation department,
which snonla elro he aotlfed In every
Instance where It la desired te hare !
eutborltr in the premises.
AD oommunkitioin of argumentative
character, political or religions, must
hare retl name attached far publica
tion. No suck articles will be printed
erer flc'ltiout slircatnrea.
Telephone In all dtrartraentM: Cen
trul Union, tfeet 141. 114 aad 1141:
Union Electric. IUR.
Thursday, November 14, 1912.
Looks as if the returns were about
all In.
It Is announced that Hawaii has
gone republican. This will make
Utah and Vermont feel loss lonesome.
The wholesale prices of apples, or
anges, potatoes, cabbages, onions and
most other fruits and vegetables are
unusually low, but this fact has not.
jet been discovered by many consum
ers. Why is this thusly?
And so the ambitious Theodore is
already laying his wires for the repub
lican presidential nomination In 1916.
Which mean that for four veara the
moose leader wll be a carping critic
of the adminls'ration In power regard
less of its achievements.
As the Roosevelt people are fond
of emergency hymns on all political
occasions the New York World sug
gests that they might celebrate the
defeat of their leader by Joining in
that fine old recessional: "For all the
Faints who From Their labors
Munsey's New York Press says that i tht federal vent for 16 years
Woodrow WIIhou dare not make Oscar ! Nw " the democrats have been
Underwood secretary of the treasury
for fear of offending Mr. Bryan. From
what we have observed of Woodrow
we feel gafe In asserting that he Is not
going to be dared by decoys of moose
It Is announced that Russia Is to
take no part In the differences be
tween Austria and Servla in the Hai
nan war. Russia s early habit of
walklne- all over email nations eot arviInan should ry to influence President-
awful Jar In the collision with Japan j
and the bear appears to have gained !
wisdom from experience.
- 1
iThe discovery by Governor Deneen
that an extra S'-sMoa of the old crowd
tJ elect a m-nator and re-apportion
the state would be illegal has some
what simplified matters. The demo
crats are certain of one if not two
senators. as they are the only party !
on speaking terms with both the
thers. .
. ... , .,.,, .v., I
returns from Chicago are going to I ,Tble ls no tl,ne 'or a second ex
gtre the democrats a working major-1 hibitlon of democratic "perfidy and
It In th W.lntnro hut ho la nmh. ! dishonor."
ably over sanguine. However, the sit
nailon Is rosy from a democratic point
of. view.
t looks like either two democrats
or a democrat and a moose.
It will bo remembered the election
o( Governor Wllnon was to paralyse)
baalnoss, in the cnfltieut opinion of
the New York Trtoune. The stock ex
change report ia that parer says of
Vdnind.iy afternoon following the
"irc'.oii: "The unexpected happened
4d mucks xhot up like rocket, and
(Jii: re ttM t general advance in the
list raiiKinf; from 1 to 5 points.
lt5 was truly an energetic bull move
S.wut which drove the shorts tocover,
and the ra'n were so uniformly large
that the movement could not be at
tributed t a buytrg of specials. The
volume of Jrading was large, exceed
ing one nill'.on shares, and the street
turned to the theory that business was
'teetined to Improve regardless Of po
Itical parties."
It is alpo observed that on the day
following the election the Duncannon
Iron & Steel company In Pennsylvania
announced an Increase In wages from
S4.D0 to $4.75 per ton.
The butchery of Christians by the
defeated Turks has begun, according
to reports. It Is well within the realms
of safe prediction to say that the more
desperate the cai.se of the Turks be
comes, the more slaughter of Chris
tians there will be. That will be the
final revengeful protest of the Moslem
fanatics against the triumph of civilis
ation and Christianity.
The responsibility for the bloody and
atrocloua tragedies about to be enacted
In Turkey res not alone upon the
Turks, but also upon those European
Christian nations w hlch for years have
permitted the continued existence of
the "sick man," and also have actually
promoted the efforts1 of this relic of
political and social barbarism to pro
ject Itself into the SOth century.
Shame on Christian nations that have
allowed their petty Jealousies to bol
ster vtj a government that has been a
wr.c'.: ! the nostrils of the civilised
P'-p.c rf t"..r v.cr;d. For the sake of
i.tt ncy T'.i Cfcr'.&tlan progress the
Turkish power suit be expelled from
Colonel James Hamilton Lewis Is a
candidate for the United States senate
and for nothing else, rumors that he
would consent to being switched to a
diplomatic mission, to the contrary
notwithstanding. Reports to hU head
quarters from outlying precincts yes
terday brought word that democrats
in some downstate districts have been
elected, instead of having lost out by
plumping for progressive candidates.
,nrf thnt tho nffir-iai titUtinn
I marie at Springfield, will show an air-
tight majority for the democrats on
Joint hallo, in the new general assetn-
This brought an optimistic state-
ir.ent from rninni i
ters staff which indicates Colonel Lew-
Is anticipates the solid democraic '
strength In the coming general as?em-1
bly will stand by him and there wr.l
be no democratic bolting.
Colons Lewis said he Is a candidate I
for the Epnate and r-ninD.
he is not seeking a diplomatic post as I
a balm, and that he is in the fiaht in
Illinois to a finish and naturally ex
pects to win.
The New York World says that
some so-called conservative influ
ences are already at work to split
the democratic party and balk the
work of tariff revision. The World
states that "pressure has been
brought to bear upon President-elect
Woodrow Wilson not to call the con
gress together in special session to
revise the Payne-Aldrich schedules,
and pressure has al6o been brought
to bear upon the democratic national
committee to oppose a special session."
This is a counsel of Infamy similar
to that which persuaded President
Cleveland not to call a special session i
to revise the McKiniey protective tar-
111 downward to 1893. Notwithstanding
the efforts of such democratic states
men and patriots as Senator John M.
Palmer and Congressman William M.
Springer, and other prominent demo
cratic members of congress and citi
zens. President Cleveland made the
mistake of his political life and would
r.ot listen to the pleadings of Palmer,
Springer and others. This was the
beginning of the fatal mistakes that
derided the democratic party and
.which have kept it out of power in
restored to power on the issue of tar-
ln revision downward, in order to
reac h a reven.m hnki- on trin !
relieve the consumers of the country
of an immense burden, paid as tribute
to the Bn.ii int,ot.,
should not and will not' listen to the j
seductive pleadings of the robber tar-1
iff beneficiaries. j
No democratic member of congress
ar.d no democratic national committee-
,ort WiIsn to do other than to keep
,ue PIedes made to the people on the
tariff ,S8ue 89 speedily as possible.
A special session of congress should
, be ca'led at as early a date as possi-1
K, o ' -TJl 7 ".L .
' ble. Revision of the tariff should
uir;, nrvisiuu ui I lit? ifH r 1 17 BQOUlQ fj Q-
Ein at once. i
If the democrats postpone tariff re-1
vision the party is doomed Delav
will be Interpreted as a proof of timid- j
ity and bad faith. The sentiment of 1
the country will turn at once and !
"ubtiequent efforts of President Wilson '
"uu ,illulIui us?mocrai win oe nanei-;
capped to an extent that it will be i
difficult for the democratic nariv tn I
reKain public confidence. i
Keep the faith!
Wire Sparks
Springfield. 111. Former Governor
Yates submitted to a fourth lancing
of the wound in which blood poison
ing developed following a pin scratch
in the right thumb. It will be several
days before he can leave his bed. Tiie
Prince Boris of Bulgaria.
The latest photograph of Prince
Boris, son of King Ferdinand of Bu '
garU, has Just reached this country, j
Like his father and other members '
of the Bulgarian royal family. Prince i
Boris is of a warlike nature. It is I
expected that his father wia proclaim!
himself emperor of the Balkans.
at bwakfaat," said a
friend of mine one day to me. Just
c,ear cuo of coffe whlcn TMJ'
drm5s8 whlle l,nK- nd M 1
1 hav m,n" "J. h very "lmpl!
breakf' 1 rpl'ed' if.t
a redded wheat biscuit with fruit
Ju,cc or cream " e te
spoomui oi cnoppeu iiuib u ... u
a cup or eonee. uui
we hear many say "I eat no break
fast whatever." and others, "I must
have a hearty breakfast" So there
we are, with a variety of tastes for
sure, particularly If we were all part
of the same family. There is no meal
more difficult In catering to the tastes
and whims of a family than break
fast. We have all known In some
time of our life the man or woman to
whom we were afraid to speak until
they had their breakfast. What non
sense! If we had lived, eaten and
worked right the day before, and had
a reasonable amount of sleep, we
should get up as a normal baby who
wakens In the morning, perfectly
happy and good natured. It Is ab
solutely absurd to spoil the most beau
tiful part of the day being grouchy.
Besides, It may help to make things
go wrong the rest of the entire day,
The desire for food Is individual
Lnd ,arjrelv r0verned br the oeeu-
pation one is engaged in.
On rising in the morning take at
least 10 good, deep breaths near an
open window. Inhale and exhale,
Take a quick, tepid bath (about three
minutes) or a dry rub with a coarse
bp.th towel. Now you will begin to
feel alive. While dressing drink at
least half a pint of water, hot or
cold ; sip at first, do not gulp all down
at once. Now you are ready for break'
If engaged in physical or outdoor
work a more hearty breakfast is
desirable, such as oatmeal, buckwheat
skp8. potatoes occasionally, bacon,
!auBaf?- eggf: or
fe" " " 'h9r work 'hich requires
'cu t0 be Indoors, such as the office
roan' nographer or teacher, a light-
er breakfast of fruit or rolls and cof
fee and occasionally some
more hearty foods.
of the
(Chicago Record Herald.)
Rv lh rhpnnpr nnrl mpr.npr nnrtl-
1 ''a
ouuo 1 1 ao luudiucicu ciuaii tu i c
fer to Woodrow Wilson, in campaign
oratory and writing, as "Professor"
cr "Doctor" Wilson. The title, it was
supposea and even said, could not fall
1 deprive the candidate of votes,
e!nce the average man prefers prac-
tlpal and experienced officers and dis-
Tne election has pretty effectually
disposed of th? fallacy that to call
! candidate "professor" or "doctor" is
to damn him with faint praise. There
arc professors and "professors," just
as there are practical men and "prac
tical" men.
Mr. Wilson's political career has
I (Kansas Cltv Journal.)
It makes me weary to hear people
these days complain of hard times,"
remarked Judge J. T. Keagy of Wa
baunsee county. "Why, it Is like para
dise now compared to the early days
in Kansas. I shall always remember
a story which my neighbor, Herman
Meseke, who settled In Kansas in I860
with his bride, told me.
The Me6ekes settled on a homestead
that year, but the drouth was so se
vere that they raised nothing. Aside
from a few farm implements they had
a yoke of oxen and two hens. In the
lute autumn Meseke found that he had
enough money to provide flour for
himself and bride through the winter
and enough rye to parch for coffee.
The two hens occasionally laid eggs,
but Mrs. Meseke felt that they should
keep the eggs until their needs be
came greater.
infection, it Is believed, has been erad- j
i rated.
Ludlngton, Mich. While fishing,
Richard Eberhardt, representative of
a local manufacturing company, and
J. W. Barry of Cleveland were drown
ed. Evansville, lnd. Physicians of In
diana, r.Ilnois, Kentucky and Ohio
are attending the 14th annual conven
tion of the Ohio Valley Medical asso-
! ciation.
Baltimore Annual congress of the
American Prison association was ad
dressed by Mrs. Maud Ballington
Booth, who told of the work being
done by women in prison reform.
Cleveland Bitten in the arm by a
rup Mrs. Florence Dietz, a bride of
three months, died of hydrophobia in
a hospital. The pup was a wedding
present from her husband.
Atlanta. 111. Oliver A. Harker. dear
of the college of law of the Univer
Children run and play so much they
can usually take care of whatever
their appetite craves, providing it is
well-planned food, necessary for body
and brain building.
The French custom is always rolls
and coffee served either in their own
room or dining room. The English,
all the food necessary for breakfast.
Is on the table. A hotplate keeps
the one or two dishes hot, and each
one comes in when be is ready and
helps himself. The American custom
Is usually to have the breakfast table
set and the family gather at once to
eat, I know a family here who never
set the table for breakfast Cheap,
light trays and paper doylies are in
readiness for each member of the fam
ily. When ready for breakfast he or
she gets the tray and silver and puts
on whatever he or she chooses to eat
breakfast food, hot rolls, coffee, etc.,
aB in readiness in the kitchen. The
tray is then carried to the dining room
table. When finished they pile up
the dishes and put them away in their
respective places.
This Is in a family of four, with
children old enough to help them
selves, and they all like it.
Most business men prefer a quiet
breakfast with their paper and can
more easily plan every detail for the
day's work. All this, however, must
be worked out by the housekeeper as
6he sees it best, for the greatest good
and to the greatest number in her
Yellow corn meal, one cup; water,
two cups; salt, one teaspoonful; milk,
two cups; flour, two tablespoons; all
measurement level. Utensils Flreless
cooker or double boiler, measuring
cup, measuring spoon, granite pail,
wooden spoon.
Put the given amount of water and
milk into the granite pail and boil
ing water Into the flreless cooker uten
siL Set both over the fire. When the
milk and water are boiling, add the
salt and slowly add the corn meal,
stirring constantly, and at the last
add the flour; stir this in thorough
ly, cover while boiling and set once
in the boiling water in the cooker
vessel. Cover this and boil for 15
minutes and transfer quickly to the
cooker, to leave six or eight hours
over night. Remove from the cooker
and turn out into a plate, where it
can be sliced, dipped in flour, or egg
and bread crumbs and fried in hot
fat. Serve with bacon. Where there
is no flreless cooker in the house use
a double boiler or a vessel set in hot
been very Bhort but it is not true!
that prior to his election as governor
he led a purely "academic" life. He
was for many years the president of
a great university, a position which
has many sides that are decidedly
"practical." His efforts to democratize
university life were practical and
bi ought him much trouble and pain
ful experience. His efforts to popular
lie etudy and hard work were practi
cal. His language his talk about
"side shows" and the "main tent" of
colleges struck all educators as in
tensely practical and apt.
We cannot have too many scholars
and "intellectuals" in politics, pro
vided they are hard-headed, able and
fit for political life.
I Bv the time tho winter wan fnlrlv
on Mrs. Meseke ran out of salteratus
the old-fashioned name for soda. She
had to have it in order to make bis
cuits. Meseke decided to go to the
nearest trading post to get some soda.
That was Council Grove, 18 miles
away. He and his wife counted up
and found they had Just 11 eggs. The;
looked all over the place trying to find
one more in order to have an even
dozen, but failed. Meseke hitched up
bis oxen and started to town with the
11 eggs. He met a neighbor who
gave him an extra egg to make an
even dozen.
When he reached town he traded
his eggs for saleratus. It took him
two days and one night to make the
ttip for no other purpose than to get
some soda so that his wife could bake
sity of Illinois, will defend Arthur H.
Ogle, at a contempt case hearing Sat
urday. Ogle is editor of the Daily II
llnL Mason City, Iowa Sheriff Millet
and Deputy Alexander Has'.er are in
pursuit of N. Skinner, a tenant, who
shot his landlord, William Ulman, on
a farm near Dumont. Skinner has a
horse and the officers have an auto
mobile. Ulman will lire.
Muskegon, Mich. Trial of a dam
age suit brought by Joseph Sipmann,
a township clerk, against S. H. Clink,
a lawyer, was begun in the circuit
court. Sipmann says Clink's automo
bile ran into and demolished his ve
hicle and injured him.
Peru, IlL Hundreds of persons
gathered from all points of Illinois
to attend the annual meeting ia mem
ory of the Cherry mine disaster. Pres
ident John Walker and Duncan Mc
Donald, secretary-treasurer of the
mine workers, were among the speakers.
Humor and
T ALWAYS want to read a book
When I have work on hand.
A most alluring- volume then
Is lying on (he stand.
If I have nothing- on mjr mind
And work Is rather alack
The selfsame book a week can He
Unopened on the rack.
Bow tempting when I ought to be
So busy making hay
Is any book that happens to
Be lying In my way I
I want to cast my pen aalde
And take a furtive look
For Just about a half an hour
In that alluring book.
It doesn't matter to me what
The volume Is about.
It may be poetry or prose.
A treatise on the gout.
A little book on fancy work.
On how to till the land.
Just so It serves to turn me from
The work I have In hand.
But that la not the worst of It
Oh. no. that Isn't all!
For when temptation thus appears
The truth la that I fall.
Nor do I read for hall an hour
And then the covers bans
X keep It up for half a day
And let the work go hangl
The Right Kind.
"What kind of cigars are you smok
"Gift cigars."
"Trying to break yourself of the
Just Like Him.
"Did your husband win his election
"Yes." ,
"Then yon should make him give
yon the money. That's the way I al
ways do."
"But my husband's were all freak
"Why, the mean thingf
Good Losing.
"Why did Bangs lose his- position?"
"Thought he knew more than his
"Bet he was sorry."
"Not much. He started a rival es
tablishment and is putting his ex
boss out of business."
"How do you like your new washer
woman?' "Splendidly."
"Good, is she?"
"She is. She knows more about the
people In this neighborhood than any
woman I ever had."
Might Be.
"I lost a knife Just like the one you
have there."
"Did you really?'
"Yes. I think that must be mine."
"Possibly. It was dropped by the
man who took my umbrella."
Cautious Also.
"1 hear be is superstitions."
"He is that."
"I suppose be wouldn't start anything
on Friday."
"Not with a man who was larger than
The Difference.
When Jack is tall and twenty
The girla who come to woo
Must be the sweetest creatures
A fellow ever knew.
When Jack la fat and forty
Most any one will do.
All's fair in love, even if the girl Is a
There is this in favor of the phono
grapn the daughter of the house can't
practice upon it seven hours n day.
Some persons can offer an upology in
a manner that makes you want to
punch them.
Nothing la too mean to believe of the
fellow you don't like.
Some people are so generous that
tbey will even always let you have
their way.
It is a funny thing that giving a man
a square deal often rounds things off
A bookworm never changes into a
butterfly of fashion.
A man t always sure that this sea
son's fashions are uglier than last.
When the plrl crochets instead of
making fudge the young man might as
well stop calling.
Haste makes waste, but bustle makes
Few men ever succeed in living
down tbelr nlcknsme.
Poverty as a blessing belongs in the
appreciated and neglected class.
The Indispensable Boy.
Caller How Is your new office boy
getting along these days? lawyer
Ob. fine! He's got things so mixed no
now that I couldn't get along without
him.- Puck.
Think all yon speak, bnt
means apeak all yon think.
by M
The Argus
How He Won Her By Arthur Burleigh.
Cepyrlarhted, ISIS, by Associated Latere ry Bureau.
General Le Terrier told this story at j
dtnuer In his own house to his friend.
M. Chauvetean:
"I entered the army at the opening of
the war of 1870, enlisting in an infan
try regiment My father was a plain
farmer not far from Fontainebleau. and
I was among a people who were very
much excited over the war and intent
upon the soldiers who were being re
cruited in their midst I was very
much in love with a girl of seventeen
who smiled sweetly upon me. especial
ly after 1 bad enlisted to fight the Prus
sians. I joined the Forty-third, whose
uniform was the simple baggy red
trousers and blue coat of the common
infantry soldier, and soon had occasion
to regret that I had not joined a more
showy corps, for when a recruiting of
ficer for the Twelfth cuirassiers came
along a rival of mine for my girl's fa
vors, Francois Duval, enlisted in that
corps and when uniformed was re
splendent in white riding breeches, high
boots, a shining metal cuirassier and
helmet My sweetheart Clochette whs
her name when next she passed me
had just seen Francois riding along the
road decked out in all his finery. I saw
an expression of disappointment on her
face the moment she looked at com
monplace myself.
"Nor was this all. The very next day
I saw her walking beside my rival.
seemingly dazed by his splendor. As
soon as I could obtain leave I went
to see her and received a very cool
"I at once put in an application to be
transferred to the lancers, whose uni
form Is quite as beautiful as the cui
rassiers". But of course no attention
was paid to such a request, and I was
doomed to continually appear before
the girl I loved in the cheap uniform
of an infantryman. I wlsnea we
would be marched at once to the war,
that 1 might betake myself and my
red breeches away where Clochette
would see neither. But the regiments
in our vicinity were not filled up for
some time, and the people principally
the girls were constantly gaping at
us. And I noticed that those corps
which wore the showiest uniforms
gathered the biggest crowd3. Every
time 1 saw Clochette go by me with
my rival, moking up at him as though
be w-as a statue of Jupiter. I wished
1 could decorate myself with gold
lace and spangles.
"Well, we got away in time and were
marched to the frontier. We who
came from about Fontainebleau were
In the same army and fonght the Prus
sians side by side. I saw Duval's
regiment occasionally making a charge,
aud it was magnificent. I could not
blame any girl for preferring one of
these fellows in shining breastplnte
and helmet, mounted on a splendid
horse wildly galloping npninst the
enemy, to a miserable Infantryman
trudging along on foot in red trou
sers and with n cheap pompon In his
bat no bigger than a boy's rubber boll.
Once 1 saw Duval himself riding In
the ranks, and he saw me, looking
down upon me as the general of an
army would look upon a drummer boy.
"However. I had one advantage that
all soldiers do not possess. I was a
born fighter. Most of us are good for
something, and fighting was my re
deeming quality. I have never been
good for anything else. At Gravelotte
a body of Pruxslans came down on us
in such superior numbers as to over
power our regiment, which was the tip
of the left wing. Within five minutes
the colonel, lieutenant colonel and ma
jor were killed, besides many of the
line officers. Our fellows were starting
to run. leaving the flank exposed so
that the Prussians conld slip in right
behind the line, which was a mile long.
Either a rout or the capture of most
of this line wn Imminent. Tbe cui
rassier were driven back, and I cunght
sight of my rival galloping to the rear.
It was a critical moment like the first
few drops of water trickling through
a long bole in, a dam which If not
stopped, w ill let loose a frightful flood.
It was I who plugged the hole. Taking
up the colors, which were being tram
pled on the ground, 1 held them aloft
and cried out:
" 'Comrades, reform on your flagr
"Immediately they began to reform
as I directed at an angle with the next
regiment on our right, so that instead
of having the Prussians on our flank
we faced them. The general of our
division, seeing the situation, ordered a
regiment from an unexposed point to
support us, and tbey enme in our rear
at a double quick. The danger was
Daily Story
averted. Other corps kept coming to
that part of the field, and we were
strong as adamant. After the fight my .
general sent for me and said:
"'You are advanced to the rank of
major and will assume command of
your regiment at once. Go and get off
the uniform of a private and put on
that of a field officer.'
"Do you kn&w what I was thinking
about when he said that? I was wish
ing my reward had brought me into
the ranks of the lancers that I might
don a showy uniform with which to
win back Clochette. However, I could
only feel pleased that I should at least
equal my rival by being mounted, and,
though my uniform would be much the
same as before, it would be of finer
texture and more highly decorated.
"As you know, we met with one dis
aster after another, and at last those
of us who were not killed or captured
were driven back across our country,
the Prussians following ns. I had been
advanced to the rank of general of
brigade. I was very young for such a
position about twenty-one; but, as I
have said, I was a born fighter and noth
ing else. I couldn't understand why so
many of my comrades remained in the
ranks while I had been so speedily ad
vanced. I didn't value my promotion,
because with all the gewgaws worn by
a general of brignde I did4not consider
him a bird of such fine plumage as a
private of cuirassiers, nor would Clo
chette. "As luck would have it we approach
ed Paris through the region from which
we had marched to the war, and the
worst of it was that the Twelfth cui
rassiers were returning by the same
route. I still loved Clochette. Yon
know, the struggle was very brief and
there had been uo change in me as the
man only as the soldier. I knew as
we marched through my native village
the country people would line the way
looking at us and Clochette would be
among them. Though I would ride at
the head of my brigade, with Clochette
I would not count for as much as Du
val in his splendor of a private of cui
rassiers. Something must be done. I
thought out a plan on which I acted,
and yon are the first man to learn of It.
"The evening before we were to pass
through Fontainebleau I rode over to
the headquarters of General Berrien of
the Eighteenth corps and told him
that I wished to march through the
Tillage with his command, in which 1
-was not known. I told him my secret
and my experience, at which he luugb
ed heartily. Then I asked him to per
mit me to march past my neighbors
at the head of one of the bands of bis
command as drum major. When I ex
plained my reason he embraced me,
remarked that 'all the world loves a
lover,' said my plan was admirable
and assured me that in the showy uni
form of a drum major I would certain
ly win my sweetheart.
"The leader of the bnnd of the Fifty-third,
he said, wci.is the most
showy uniform of any drum major, and
you shall take his place."
"He sent an orderly for this man,
who reported at once, and I wus pleas
ed to see thnt. though be was tall, 1
was nearly his height. lie was ordered
to send his uniform to my headquar
ters and to turn over the leadership of
his band the next day to me.
"Much bad happened since we bad
marched away that our friends at
home knew little or nothing about. No
one knew of my advancement. When
we marched through the town girls
joined their fathers, their brother and
their lovers, marching baud in hand
with them. 1 had placed myself at
the head of the Fifty-third band and
looked magnificent In my splendid uni
form. While marching through the
town, twirling my baton high abovs
my bead. I espied Clochette among the
throng beside the road. She was look
ing at me admiringly. I smiled nt her.
She knew me nnd in another moment
was marching beside me.
"I had won. And how? By yielding'
to a womanly fancy for dlsplny. J-A,
more intelligent girl wou!d have pt"e
ferred me ns general but Clocheftt
wus an embodiment of feminine alufr
pllclty. As we marched along side by
side. I throwing my stuff high in th
nlr. she was more proud of me and
herself as my girl than she would have
been reflecting the glory of a marshal
of France."
The sieaker having come to the end
of his yarn looked nt bis wife, sitting
at the other end f the table. aut
"My dear, ha.'e I told the story cor
rectly?" "Perfectly so far as your own folly
is concerned."
"Did you not march beside me when
I was masquerading ns a drum ma
jor, and thnt alter giving my rival a
"I did. Tbnt was my folly. It may
be permissible for you to give M. Chau
veteau your feelings, but only 1 can
express mine."
"Well. then, let ua have them.
"I married you lecause you loved
me so well ns to make a fool of your
self on my account."
With a burst of lai'gbter the men
rose from the table.
Nov. 14 in American
180S Kteplieu Ueiitui. naval olllcer,
father of the eminent Commodore
Stephen Decatur, died; born 1751.
1827 Thomas Ad'li Emmet Irish pa
triot and brot JT of the martyred
Robert Emmet, died in New York
city after a distinguished career at
the American bar: born 17G4.
1008-VIctory for the Cuban Liberals
placed General Jose Miguel Gomes
at the head of tbe republic.
1010 John I .a Farge. mural painter
and stained glass artist, died; born
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