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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1913. THE ARGUS. Pubi!ihed dally at 1624 Second ave nue. Hock Island. 111. (Entered at the potofn lacond-claaa matter.) BWk IslaaS Mmktr f the A aaadatej Preae. BY THE J. W. POTTER CO. TERMS Ten eenta per week, by ear tier. In Rock Island. Complaints of delivery service should ne maae io me circulation oerartment. ( wnat constitutes a social center. Mr. which should also be notified In erry p(rry preFents in the report a tenta InMance where It li desired to have j tve definition cf a social center as paper discontinued, as carriers have no follows: "A community may"be said authority In the premises. j to nave a scnooi house social center All communications of argumentative j if one of its school buildings is thrown eharacter,Tolltlcal or religious, must open to the public on one or more fixed have real name attached for publlca- ; nights a week for at least 12 weeks a tlon. No such articles will be printed over fictitious signatures. Telephones In all departments: Cen tral Union. 'West 145. 1145 and 214; t'nlon Electric. 6145. Wednesday, January 22, 1913 - i Woodrow "vVllson will make enough j people dance outside of an inaugural j bail. " ' " The next big thing In England will j ue me ueuironing oi me nouse i lords. 1.. iL. J.il I 1 1 A Pennsylvanian has contracted smallpox from handling a roll of bank notes. But who's afraid? Perhaps the sultan's government only wants to stick to Adrianople un-' til Adrianople ceases to stick to Tur-' jteVj I i t. TR A0E5 1 rAB i I CO JNCtL 3 Iionton papers are making a great ; titled- dame in the world, stir over the discovery of an unkissed j Helen Gould has won the affection girl. But they have not printed her ot thousands and the admiration of ev pictuTe. : eT one who knows of her public ser- -: i Governor Hodges of Kansas began his career in a lumber yard. Prob- ably that, Is where he learned to saw ; wood and say nothing. I The fact that the legislatures of five ' states have deadlocked this year in ! the proceedings preliminary to the election of United States senators but gives emphasis to the proposition jiat tne direct choice or the people thould . govern. - ; The Canadian conservatives do not take kindly to the premier s proposi- tlon to build battleships to add to the "naval strength of Great Britain." if the "northern country" can t protect Its offspring, the kid may take a no- Hon to go It alone. WHAT THK INTI.Itl ItltAN DOKS FOIt HOI K 1H LAN I). In view of the discussion that has de veloped every time the street car qu-s-t loii has come up in Rock Island, of the subject of brining the cars of the Kock Island Southern up town, it is interesting to note that a record kept by the company Indicates that the Southern bring into this city an aver age of 3u0 people a day. Of this num ber an averue of 25 a day are from Andalusia and other points down the river by way of the "bus line connect- l inr with the Southern at the new sta-!"11-' """"" oi ner iamny. give the, lion of Wagner In Turkey Hollow. French duchess more than a pass;ng ' This showing teaches a two-fold les- thought, eon; first, that tho people in the south T,u' iivt s of ,n' Et Asters, the Amer-, end of the county and from Mercer coun-1 itan '1'Jcen and the Fiemh duchess, tyhave for years been waiting for the noint morals and are filled with les lueans of transportation lo get into POns t0 ,1)osc wil wi" contrast them. Hock Island, and. secondly, that the1'0'" were endowed with wealth. One di.lly average might be easily doubled j f al(h to tx nelit humanity, the If the lnterurban cars were trougnt j ether to gratify st ilish ambition fcr into the business center, thus doing I prominence in titled society. away with delay and transfer at the foot of Fourth avenue. Th- subject Is one to which Ko k Is land should give attention, if it t ares to i'fford the ben possible convenience for the people of contiguous territory to come to the county seat to trade. 111 ki; I I I.KSK v i: i.tii For the latit 1i) years th0 fire, loes: s of the I'nited States ar.d Canada, tak ing no account of the San Francisco tarthq'iakes hsve averaged more than $200.(h)ii,(i0ii annually. In the last five ears the average has been about. $2"5.0oo,iiim. That was the sum esl'maUd by the best authorities ,for 1912. It is based en the moBt accurate figures obtain able, but Are losses can never be as certained with entire precision. In 1911 a id in 1110 the loss was over I234.oon.000 each year. It, will be seen that there has been a fain, though comparatively small, and new hope exists that the tide will turn and this vast national waste will '"uu""' "r iruu.eu .u u.trr reason - able proport'ons. It ls a burden which the neoole of thA I'nited stat nucht not to be forced to carry. . Even a ttatlontry fire loss would he in effect a lame Ealn with the nonu - latlon. business and prosperity of the nation increasing rapidly, and from that point of view there has been a notable improvement in the last Ave yean. Gradually the country will reach higher and safer ground in guard ing ita property against fire, and the annual aah heap will become a less formidable indictment of American business methods and indifference to waste. SCHOOL. SOCIAL. CENTERS. Three hundred and thirty-eight schools la 101 cities of the United States were used aa social centers dur ing the past season, according to a re port compiled by Clarence Arthur Ferry for th Sage Foundation. Offl r'als of the United States bureau ol education, who have examined the re pott, declare that it Is bound to etimu- laic in'crest ln this rapidly develop - lng phase of the movement for wider use of the school plant. Mr. Perry finds that in 44 of the 101 cities social centers were directed by paid workers. New York bad 48 su it centers and Chicago 16. while Phila delphia, Boston, Columbus, Detroit, Jersey City, Louisville, Rochester and Trenton are also among die cities in cluded in this list. There is wide vari ation in the length of the season, from five to six weeks in some localities to the full school term in others. In j fact, little uniformity prevails as to year, for activities of a social, recrea tional, or civic character, regularly di rected by one or more trained leaders." The report also presents data on ths growing use of school buildings fcr political meetings. In Cleveland, Ohio, meetings were held in the schools to d'scuss the new constitutional pro visions that wore before the people for adoption. In Jersey City the public schools j were opened to partisan political meet-;w,ln Inus with erafifvimr results: Pipht i nnhiic Bchnni ..iirnrii.m. ; v. ' York City were also opened for the same purpose, and in Chicago the as- semblv halls were emrdoved for nolit- ! ical rallies and proved "a distinctly i p0Dlar innovation j ; Milwaukee, Wis., and Worcester, j'Mass., are cities where the schools have for some time been used fdr po- litical meeting places. TWO SI9TKKS. The marriage of a plain, modest, un- aBEDing woman in New York today is "bating more interest throughout this coutnry and Europe than would j the marriage of the most exailCd ! v'ce and good deeds. From every quar-1 Iter of this broad land, not only have I Rifts been sent, but, what is really; more precious than gold and gems, the heartfelt best wishes and prayers for httni.lncna ...ill 1 : t . 1 ... I ' cense from humble homes Helen Gould is an American a.ueen, made so, not by riches, but by the benevolence and philanthropy of her chorai ter. Sailors and soldiers, com- Ulu"1"" au societies, young men and ; maidens, statesmen and. sages do her! homage. She bears tho certificate of i royalty signed by the thousands bless-! ed by the humanitarian impulses of her ' nature and acts which have brought ; relief from suffering and opportunities for physical, mental and spiritual , growth and happiness. Her Kistr. a duchess, was a guest 1 at the wedding. The ducal coronet of I Anna Gould pales into lnsignifi- j cance in the presence of the diadem i of this American queen. The coronet I Is soiied by a record of wasted wealth anil wasted opportunities. She does not possess public admiration, much ' less public affection. Hospitals. churches, railroad Young Men s ! Christian associations, homes for invalid sailors, .libraries for sold-! lers posts and soldiers' homes, and other -gifts of love for humanity ariso ; all over our land to call her sister, who is the bride, of today, blessed among women. Few, if ! The contrast and the lessons it con veys should be to every woman's hrai t an incentive to service. The sevvicv :rray be small cr great. a cording to opportunity. The rt-wanl is the same. The Field of Literature The February American Magazine. The Fi binary American Magazine contains a wonderful letter by Allan rrnkc-rton, nevtr before published, in which the famous oV-tective relates h's connr rtit.u with the first plot to assassinate Lincoln. Lincoln w-as ou his way to Washington in February, 1 SGI . nr.d the plan was to kill him in Ualtimure while he, was passing through that city on the wsy to Wash ington where he was to he inaugurat- e"- t inkertou discovered the plot. 8aved Lincoln's life, and tells the ' wnole tory ln this letter which was! : written In lSti" hut never reached the! j Public until the American Magazine j ." - - - " rand Wbitiotk. mayor of Toledo, .Ohio, writes the second chanter of his f-persoiial reminiscences and tells some ' remarkable stories about James (i. ' Ulalne, Governor Altgeld. and the j Whitet hapel club of Chicago, which in lis time was probably the most famous and most interesting Bohemian club in the world. Dr. Woods Hutchinson begins a new department entitled "Health and Horse Power." David Grayson contributes a new- "Adventure in Contentment." A New York policeman writes the "Diary of a Cop." Albert J. Nock tells about Coatesvlile, Pa.. a town whose citizens burned a man alive and then did nothing about it, Augustus Poet writes the "Experiences of .an Air man." An excellent assortment of fiction, together with four departments filled with good reading, completes an un usual number. Would Send Self by Post. Elgin. 111.. Jan. 22. Mrs. Mary Phil lips, weight 162 pounds, wants to go 1 to the Inauguration of President Wil i v I . T7r. i. r s. . i EMCR(,K('IE IN THE HOME. An "emergency shelf' has usually been considered only from one point of view, and that is a shelf or cup board with plenty of food ready to cook quickly when company comes suddenly. There are a few other things which might, disturb the host ess aside from lack of food, and that is clean linen and sliver. The silver used every day and wash ed in good hot 6oap suds and rinsed P1"" CI DO- waier aueb not neea ponsning very oitca. iveeponie silver in reserve. It 13 better to have out of the rases only the number of pieces of flat silver necessary for ev- eryday use. mere is less aanger oi 1,s beItlS ,08t- each Piece ls more easily accounted for, and fresh, bright rllver can be brought out at a mo ment's notice for the unexpected guest. And, oh, the joy of 'iihen, such as napkins, tablecloths, doylies, center pieces daintily embroidered, extra towels, and plenty cf all these when occasion demands. Sort out the ones to be used every day, and these are test of a German half-bleached, which ! wash, bleach whfle, and iron w4th a I 'beautiful gloss. Then the extra linen-Ms mav nnrt Khmilri finer. rftrpfiillv washed and ironed, with special boxes for the smaller pieces and napkins and son via parcel post. Mrs. Phillips wrote Postmaster Hemmens for the rate for transportation of a woman of her size. She told reporters later that she wanted principally to find out what j 1. 1 n W n . r- f , .. ! would send. A EIBLE VERSE. t Surprised ths Boy Who Boasted of His Wonderful Memory, A boy.who bnd won a prize for jearnins Scripture verses and was greatly elated thereby was asked by a minister if it took hiiu a long tima to commit them. "On. no," said the boy boastfully; "1 can Iearu any verse in the Bible in five minutes." I "Can you. indeed? And will you learn one for me?" "Yes. sir." "Then in five minutes from now I would. like very much to hour you re- pent this verse." suid the minister, j handing him the book and pointing out i the ninth verse of the eighth chapter ! of Esther- ' '"Then were tlis king". scribes call ed at that time in the third month- that ls. the month SIvan Dii the three una twentieth o:iy tliere;r. nntl it was written, according to .,H that Mordocai i commnn.icd unto the Jev.:1. and to the. lieutenants nnd the deputies and nil- ers of the provinces, which .-.re from ; India unto Kthiopin. a hundred, twen- j ty and seven provinces, unto every province recording to the writing thereof, jind unto every people after their luiigunge. and to the Jews accord ing to their writing and according to their language.' " Tho boy entered on his task with confidence, but at the e:ul of nn hour could not repent it without a mistake and had to tearfully acknowledge him se'f defeatetl. St. Louis Globe-Democrat Tricky Lions. j Soue (X the most dangerous tricks of ' , , . , . ... I cess. Chiirlt-s Montague in "Tales of a Nomad" savs that hymas often fol low lions and finish a csircass the mo ment the lions have left ir. Sometimes, however, the hyenas are too eager aud steal bits of meat wLIle the lious are s'dll at their meal. "1 have been told that the lion rids himself of the nuisance In the follow In;; way: He throws a piece of meat aside. When the linn 1-; bx.kla? the other way the hyena d-idu'es in and rushes T with the meat. Freseutly the lion throws another piece of meat, this time a little nearer. The hvena takes that also. At lust the liou throws . r w. nnr irtwi Tin. hron, j having become reckless, makes a dusu at this also, but the lion wheels round and Uys him low with a pat of his paw and a growl of annoyance." Showed Him the Point. v ; - ' j Broadway attracted the attention of two commercial travelers lust back ln i New York. Joining it. they discovered ' j that a safe wa being raised to the j I fifteenth floor of a building and that the crowd was careful to stand out side the roped fence. "That's a good sdvertisemeut for my business." re marked one of the drummers, who Is interested in the sale of alrsbijis. Ills companion admitted he didn't see the point. "Well, look at the sign. 'Dan ger below r Then look up in the air. Danger below, safe above. Moral, take an airship." New York Tribune. Dangers In Paint. "Turpentine and benzine." says a de partment of agriculture bulletin, "are very inflammable, and special precau tions should be taken not to bring paint containing these substances near any light or open fire. Many pig ments are poisonous, and the work man should be particularly careful to remove all paint stains from the skin and not under any circumstances al low any of It to get into his mouth. X mau should not eat ln the same clothe Jn which be has been piinti&z drawers for the tablecloths Then, with immaculate linen and silver, the table neatly set. a hearty welcome giv en, and even a cup of tea will make your guests feel that they are truly welcome. But the careful hostess who has looked well after the above will be quite sure to have plenty in reserve on tbis "emergency shelf." Whenev er there is a good sale on for canned peas, tomatoes, etc., by the dozen cans, it certainly is good economy to buy. -I know I hear you say, "But I can't always afford it when I have the op portunity for bargains." Yes you can. If you think ahead. Don't spend that dollar and a quarter left over from your allowance last week; just save it for such an "emergency." That is the way this shelf is kept supplied. Very few housekeepers feel that they can stock this up all at once, but add to it each day or week as you can. Plenty of good seasoning is abso lutely essential, such as bay leaves, kitchen bouquet, celery seed and salt, onion salt, cloves, garlic, cinnamon, sage, mustard, Worcestershire, nutmeg, capers, horseradish, tarragon vinnegar, white pepper, paprika, pimentos, lem ons, grated cheese, bread crumbs. canned salmon, lobster, sardines, an chovies, olives, pickles, peas, lima, kidney and string beans, corn, korn let, tomatoes, egg noodles, spaghetti, canned soup in small sizes, wafers salted and- of the sweeted kind. These are only a few of the Ftiggestive things, but with a small assortment of them always in the house, and with the fresh green vegetables and meat, which included in the regular marketing. a hostess need have no fears when extra culinary feats are""demanded in her home. and before entinc should not onlv change his clothes, hut wash all paint stains from his skin. It la not advis- able to use turpentine or benzine in removing paint stains from the hands, but by oiling thoroughly with linseed oil or In fact with any fatty oil and then thoroughly washing with soap the paint may be removed, provided It has not been allowed to dry too thoroughly on the hands." THE KITCHEN DRESSER. It Was Originally a Bench on Which Meat Was Dressed. Dr. Johnson tells us that the kitchen dresser was a bench In the kitchen on which meat was dressed or prepared for table and gives the following lines In support of his view: 'Tls burnt, and so Is all the meat. What dogs are these? Where Is the ras cal cook? How durst you, villains, bring It from the dresser And serve thus to me that love It not? Shakespeare, A maple' dresser In her hail she tvhd. wnlc 'u" manv a slender meal she II1HUC-. ' Dryden. Wrisht In his "Domestic Manners of the Middle Atres" says: "One of thi i nri-nt ohiec of ostent.nl Ion in a rifh .s boUM L,s p,.lte wWch at diuner time be ,)rol!llt fortu an(1 j , ()n t,J(, ta)le iQ B,Rht of ni3 j Aftcrward to exuibit the plate to mare ndvantajie tlle t!l,)le wns malle 1 ith nr ,,.;,.., t.. fHr. , ferent articles could be arranged in rows, one r.bove another. It was called iu French, or Augla-Xormau. a dres soir, because on it the different articles were dressed or arranged. ' It is this to which the modern poet refers: The pewter plates on the dresser Caugiit ar.d reflected the llame as shields of aira.es the sunshine. PRESENCE OF KIND. , ,,, , ,. , . , Tho Way Two Englishmen Captured Four Hundred Prisoners. Toward the close of the peninsular war 400 prisoners were captured by Johu C'olborne. afterward Field Mar shal Lord Seuton. Colborne. who wa? wounded nt Jaiavcra. had been tn.s- allied for some time, but in 1813 he vras in active service again, and when Wellington's army crossed the frontier into France bo performed whnt was in- i ueeu i ne most amazing icai oi uis ca- -My 0Par," the celebrated practi- : voluntarily the gravity of his race re-rei?r- tloner said, "I do not dare to leave., taxed before the perfect joy In hers. nuing. who uu coiuruue uu. i lue " " I from his amn. he saw 400 French i - '-- . i Iu- "The only way was to put a good i race OD llie P13"6!' . wr"e' BO 1 i ,"c"'' ""' ! nder; Tlle officer thinUing. of course, I me coiumu was uruiuu ue, suncuuci- I ed Lis sword, saying theatrically, 'Je ! vous rends .cette epee. qui a blen fait j son devoir.' (I surrender this sword. .,li(,h ,, ,nna (ta HntT -nrell Thu ; " ' " mnio Sir Henry Smith used to declare that he bad never seen snch cool presence of mind as Colborne displayed on this occasion. London Spectator. Carefree Bohemians. "How would you like to go to a bo- hemlan supper? Lot of literary people and all that, you know "No; the bohemlans are too free and easy for me. Last time 1 went they ran out of cheese and spread the sand wiches with library paste." LoulTllle Courier-Journal. Conflicting Precedents. A man can't always regulate himself according to history. There waa Sam son, who lost his life because be had bis hair cut. and Absalom because he didn't Smart Set Magazine. Her Victim. Nell Yon are simply making a fool of young Mr. Sapbedde. Belle Oh. well. I'm probably only saving some other girl the trouble. Philadelphia Record. i If two""1 riCh br1Cf I DevhTe'a bold swinging scheme. ' The public will utralshtway contribute to j yu- . no mnner now ioounn your pian ma 1 seem. ' If you only explain That each ylctlm shall gain ! Through the losses the other Investors sustain. The wildest and craziest swindle will "SO." Folks like to get something for nothing, i you know. If you-iave a good thing that ls perfect ly fair. With a sensible profit In view. Nobody will care to Invest ln a share For the purpose of helping you through. We'll not cheat or steal, But most of us feel Suspicious cf any legitimate deal Where the gains are for all and ln con sequence slow. Where a few do not take from the many, you know. . We laugh at tho man who will buy a gold brick Or foolishly sign a blank cherk. "Such Reubens," we're wont to declare, "make us elck. For they'll get It, of course, ln tha neck!" What we want Is some plan Where each of us can. In a businesslike way, be the brick sell ing mnn. Some plan that gives only the "favored" a show To get something for little or nothing, you know. Despicable Person T don't like that man Parker's way. ! j He'B always so positive about every-! tning. l nese positive people ere very , disagreeable never give other people credit for having any sense at all." "Why don't you Just bring . proofs ' some time when he is so positive and show him where he ls in error? A few doses of that kind will cure him." : "I've tried It." ; "Well, didn't It have any effect?" ! "No; made him worse. You see, it always turned out that he was right, after all." i Outrageous. Mies DeGrass I see they are try lng to have uniform divorce laws adopted. I Mr. Briefless Yes, there ls a move j ment ln that direction. Miss DeGrasB I think it's a perfect I outrage. The newspapers are always ! poking fun at divorced people, and j here tho courts want to come now and make us wear uniforms! Uut wait till we get strong enough to form a Jolitical party of our own and tha j women can vote! Then we'll show them! A Dangerous Plan. "Doctor," said the physician's" wife, "why don't you take a good, long rest? . Go awav somewhere and enlnv vnur - sou. iou re wording yourseit into your grave. You haven't been out of town for five years. , Jr i aia so mo6t or my patients would aiocover mai mey couia gei aiong 'just as well without ma. and my; practlco would be ruined: Sha Wasn't Guessing. "Can I occupy half this seat?" ask ed the western drummer, after he had succeeded In pushing his way into the TU. 4rvf.iJ-:v.A W gjjjp j crowded car. a week here in a motor oh. dear, what "I don't know, sir," said the Boston have I said?" she breathed in a panic girl; "but if you intended to ask my j of dUmay. permisclon to try it, I beg to inform j Jeffry laughed. "Yon've merely giv you that you may do so." en me your version of the lines Very Considerate. "Yes, Mildred is going to be a very economical wife." j "How do you know?" "Why, she consented to be married ! along in the middle of the day. Just t0 make u unnece88ary for her' hu9. band to get a new dress suit.' I criticisms hurt because she had left It Had Been Done. i a" that she had to love out there the Myrtle They say you made a reg-1 craves of ber parents, nlar fool of Algy Plersons last week, i "'ot excepting motoring'" declared Maud No; they are wrong. I might ! Vincent have done it, but for one thing. "That'ii nice of you." murmured Syl- Myrtle What was that? j via. "I should not have said that, be- Maud Somebody had finished tha ' cause I am having a lovely time, and job before I got hold of him. . it is good of you to take me Instead or i Madeline'" Ho Can't. "The pleasure la mine." protested "Before you were married you said Vincent, but Sylvia thought that her that you couldn't do enough for sae " reference to Madeline hnd diverted his "Well. I guess that llmo Las proved thoughts io that fickle maiden, for be that I was right." Detroit Free Press. . was very quiet for a lun? time after ! th,t The motto of chivalry is -so the It was a levely ride along the shore motro of wisdom to strve all. uut iove tt the sound, with now and theu a de nlj one. Balzac i tour through some shaded road. They The Argus Instead of Madeline By Clarissa Mackie. Copyrighted. 1913, by Associated Literary Bureau. Mrs. Griffin was sitting at the tele phone ordering a long list of groceries and other things for dinner when she heard the rattle of an auto outside. and ."leffry Vincent appeared. Walking j la and straight to her. he asked if Madeline was in. He wished to take J her to ride In his auto. i "I'm so sorry, Jeffry. but Madeline j has disappeared'. I believe she has I gone tf her dressmakers, and If that Is so she will not be home until after luncheon because she was to meet C'leo Eelpin there and they were going oh. never mind, you say? But. Jeffry. don't you want to take little Sylvia with you? She would dearly love the trip down to Silversands and very well: hat's a dear boy. I'll tell her to be ready in fjfteen minutes." "Sylvia."' she called to the young girl reading in the window, "can't you put ou your thiugs and drive down to Sil versands with Jeffry? It's a fifty mile run down there, aud I know he is dii- jMHmeu iu.il -i.ii7ii.i- u..- iuis.cM.ci. an aoout me engagement anu i ve iuiu him yon would go." She looked ex pectantly at Sylvia's slowly flushing face. "Why, of course. Aunt Bee. If It will heln out anv." she said, rather reluc- I tautly. "only, of course. I feel as j though 1 hnd been thrust upon him. I ! know he'd rather have Madeline." i l ut course ne woum ruiucr uave j j Madeline!"' replied Madeline's mother ; emohntinllv. "He Is deenl.v in love . vvltU uer- "ml 1 am Pos1tlve ,hat he ' would have proposed on this Rioter drive If she had not run away. What '. does the child mean by throwing away i such a splendid chance?" Mrs. GritUn T" acaiv jiivrar i.opkkd down at hkb. risked this question of nobody In par- ticiihir, for she was staring out of the window. Sylvia felt. vry uncomfortable. "Well, If Mr. Vincent is willing to take tu along instead of Madeline I better get ready." she said and left the room, j "if Sylvia was a little older and bet 1 ter poised I would be afraid to send her off with Jeffry." mused Mrs. Grif fin as she looked after the slim, young figure of her niece. "She certainly will become beauty that pale gold hatr ; and those wide gray eyes. Well, after Madeline is married 1 will do the best I can for Sylvia!" ' i Sylvia was a charming Azure In one : of Madeline's motor coats and Willi a ' most becoming little bonnet framing j ; hr face, 'n spite of the emniTruss- : j uieiit she felt In accompanying Jeffry j ! Vineent in place of Madeline, whom he j undoubtedly admired, she could not j j help a delightful sense of antieipw- I ; tion at the unexpected pleasure before j her. As the powerful car sped ujiathe ; ; avenue toward the post rond she nhot ' a brief nownnl i?l:inee jit .leiTrv Vln. cent s steinlv set race. ; At the same moment he looked down it her. aod their glances met and in- , "(Jreat. isn't it?" he asked, referring to the fresh spring air and sunshine and Intoxication of swift motion. "Perfectly lovely." sighed Sylvia "You can't beat these roads out in Wisconsin." he teased her. "Yon can't beat our prairies for .rid ing." she retorted. "I'd rather spend , one day out there on horseback than lietter f.fty yar oi Europs Than a cycle of Cathay. "I've done some rid'.ne In Wyoming myself." he added tactfilily, "and there's nothing like it under the sun." "Not even motoring? asked Sylvia ! eagerly. She was jealous for that ; western home of hor. In the east they looked upon her as n baibarian. Their nrsi ni in' Daily Story reached Sil versa tids at - ""dok and had luncheon at nn inn that overturns the water. It was a novel and delight ful experience for the girl who hnd nw n anything save the rolling P'aius oi ner ... cu sesm u. As they 'sped homeward she shyly thanked Jeffry fdr the pleasure he bad , given her. "I really believe I shall turn traitor to my horses." she smiled, j" Again Jeffry looked down at her. and c their eyes met in a strange glance. :' Oray eyes and brown were withdrawn. ' but there was a new, sweet sensation flooding Sylvia's being, while Jeffry looked dizzily ahead between the twin ; pillars of dust that went before his ' tires. He had admired Madeline Griffin aud believed that he wanted her for nl wife, but he had never felt HUe thl I when they were together. Usually they ; wrangled over unimportant matters. Y, But Madeline was a beauty, an Imperl- ; ous one. and he had had no diltlctiltt. in persuading himself that he was ln j)Jve w.tll h)ir As for Madeline if there was room in her heart for any one save herself it was occupied by i Teddy Blancton If one judged by ap ! pen ranees. From sheer jealousy and j doggodness Jeffry had sworn Mint he would win Madeline for his wife, but cow somehow he dldn' care. He realized that to marry meant something more than carrying off the season's beauty, but he had been daz zled by her. HcT was little Sylvia. . He looked down at her charming fa' and promptly forgot all ubout Madt line. Tbe'way homewnrd was taken more leisurely, for Jeffry wanted fo talk tc Sylvia. They became quite goort. j friends during the afternoou. and whet Joflry left her at the door of the Grit fin home It was his determination to see her often. Ere his carjft the curb a trim maid ran down the steps and begged him to come within, as Mrs. Gritliti wanted to speak to h'ui. Jeffry found her In the library pale and anxious looking. "Whnt is the matter. Mrs. Griffin? I.e asked. "Has nnythlns happened?" "1 don't know what to do. JefTry." he said, with agitation. "Madeline has not been home." "Well, that Is not very unusual. Is it?" he asked, with a reassuring smile. "Perhaps she Is with Cleo Delpin or" Mrs. Griffin shook her head. "I can not find any trace of her. JefTry. I have telephoned to Cleo as well as to several other girls in fact, to every place where she might have been but she has not been seen today. It Is very strange." Her voice quavered. "That is strange." agreed JefTry. wor ried in his turn. "Shall I go out aod try to get some trace of her where abouts? You know I'm something of a sleuth, and anyway I'm sure she'll be back by dinner time." . "Oh. do go and look for her. Jeffry: there's a dear'. Nornb says Madeline wore her motor wraps, but sho saw her walking down the avenue. That's "vll I know about it" "Have patience, dear Mr. Grlttln. I'll telephone you the Instant r lenro she's safe." He hurried out. meeting Sylvia in the doorwiy. "Your aunt needs you." he whispered and de parted. Sylvia and Mrs. Griffin spent an am Ions evening. Hour al ter hour passed without word from JMfry Vincent,, when all ut once the desk telephone bell rang sharply. Mrs Grifiln hatl been sitting before it all the time. She drew It toward ber and sjmke huskily. ( "Yes?" she culled. "Mrs. Griffln. this is Jeffry Vincent. She is all right. I'm coming up to tell yon at once. Goodby!" Aud before she could frame a question he had lefit bis end of the wire. The two watchers In the library wait ed bis coming eagerly. When bis firm step sounded In the hail Sylvia's heart Hew up Into her throat and then sank heavily, for she suddenly recollected that Jeffry was Madeline' lover and she must stifle j her own growiuri interest in trim. He looked grave when he came In ; and took Mrs. Griflin's bands In bis. "Dear Mrs. Gritfin. be prepared for a 1 surprise." he said quietly. "Madeline I is safe and well, but she was rnerrled to Teddy Blancton this uflerooon. pnd I they are on their honeymoon trip now in Blnncton's motor"' "Married:" shrieked Mrs. Grlllln In ! horror. Then, suddenly recollectlns that leiioy r.ianctoti was us good a match as Jeffry Vincent, although the poor boy was dreadfully homely of face and not at nil "Madeline's style." she found room In her heart o pity Jeffry. "My poor, poor boy. what shall yon do?" she cried. Jeffry did not appear to hear her, although his lips were smiling. He was looking down over her shoulder at 8yl ria's lovely, flushed face. Brown eyes met gray once more, nnd In this glance .ich read the blissful fate In store fo them Of course Jeffry would have to marry Kylvta now Instead of Madelice. , " i Jan. 22 in American History. 1S1."- Battle of Fiencbtowu. or Iliver Kuisiu. nc-nr the site of .Monroe, Mich.: Indians rnder th" notorious Proctor defeated General Win chester's American forces, who sur rendered to the number of about b'. ISTO-Georcre D. Prentice, poet and edi tor, diexl in Louisville. Ky.; born 1602. 18M Constance Fenlrnore V.'oolson, author of note, died: bora 18-13. A fo-l always want to shorten ppoee and time. A wise man wants to lengthen both. Buskin.