THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1913.
Pubi!ihed dally at 1624 Second ave
nue. Hock Island. 111. (Entered at the
potofn lacond-claaa matter.)
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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
Woodrow "vVllson will make enough j
people dance outside of an inaugural j
" ' "
The next big thing In England will j
ue me ueuironing oi me nouse i
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-'
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-
Governor Hodges of Kansas began
his career in a lumber yard. Prob-
ably that, Is where he learned to saw ;
wood and say nothing.
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 .
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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. .
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 , .. !
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
"Can you. indeed? And will you
learn one for me?"
"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
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
fresh green vegetables and meat, which
included in the regular marketing.
a hostess need have no fears when
extra culinary feats are""demanded in
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
How durst you, villains, bring It from the
And serve thus to me that love It not?
A maple' dresser In her hail she tvhd.
wnlc 'u" manv a slender meal she
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
The pewter plates on the dresser
Caugiit ar.d reflected the llame as shields
of aira.es the sunshine.
PRESENCE OF KIND.
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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-
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.
"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
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.
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
If two""1 riCh br1Cf I
DevhTe'a bold swinging scheme. '
The public will utralshtway contribute to j
no mnner now ioounn your pian ma 1
If you only explain
That each ylctlm shall gain !
Through the losses the other Investors
The wildest and craziest swindle will
Folks like to get something for nothing, i
If you-iave a good thing that ls perfect
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
Where a few do not take from the many,
We laugh at tho man who will buy a
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
What we want Is some plan
Where each of us can.
In a businesslike way, be the brick sell
Some plan that gives only the "favored"
To get something for little or nothing,
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
Mies DeGrass I see they are try
lng to have uniform divorce laws
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
"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
acaiv jiivrar i.opkkd down at hkb.
risked this question of nobody In par-
ticiihir, for she was staring out of the
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'
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 '
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
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
"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
Of course Jeffry would have to marry
Kylvta now Instead of Madelice. ,
Jan. 22 in American
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
ISTO-Georcre D. Prentice, poet and edi
tor, diexl in Louisville. Ky.; born
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.
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