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THIi ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 8, 1913.
TIIK ARGUS. rubliiivi dutir t 1124 Second ve-' tttie. Rock Island. III. (Entered at the Ktofflc aa tecond-elaas matter.) Hrk Ulaad MrnaVrr f 4 fa Aaam-tate Prwa. BY THE J. W. POTTER CO. , , TERMS Ten cants per week, by car rier. In Rock Inland. Complaints f delivery tervti-a should h made to the circulation department, wtileh hoold a!o be notified In every fnstanra where It Is d1rd ft have paper discontinued, aa cnrrlera have no authority In the premlnee. All communication of arg-umentnMvo character, political or reltprvxi. must have real name atta-k-d for publica tion. No such artlclee win be printed -rr fictitious slgtAtarM. Telephonea in all department.: Cen- ' tral Unlen. West HE. 114; and 214; , Union Electric. 6145. . u : i.-rrr-- - t . - . - . Saturday, February 8. 1913. The farmer who ltlvaes nw ideas always has a faying crop. Aoyway, the high cost of keeps magazine writer luihy. living1 ' At ft'8 fine weather Tor Duck- wheat cakes. Are you itching for If It in trite that wild peps arfi fjy. Ing northward it doesn't, prove Fprinc; la coming, htit that geese ure geese. If Albert J. Hopkins can onlv push hlfflself hard enouph. there is a hriciT Chftnce for i-n fl,,...,ii t,. limine for two democratic senators from Illlhols . Former Senator A. J. Hopkins of aurora gays ne is entitled to reelec- tlon. The genera: impression is that he has all he is entitled to. ------ - - lour l nole' Ram knows the evil of me bucket shoppers. He soaked a tin a n i .n' afregatinc ' " "' j-n.eru.iy. me penalties running from 2.n to tin. 000 each. And there nre more cision there is no e.ppeal. It is gener to follow. ally understood that favoritism has - - - ruled ns to places on the ballot. The Aftr reading the drastic measures governor suggests tiiat there l.e rota suggested by Governor Sulzer of New t, n )f IlfneH. m Wisconsin a given York, lo prevent Wall stret broker? number of ballot are t.rinr. rl with tie- . ti nt ii . . I'Lr: L::r: ? nU,n.7- wi -uiu.n-u 111.11 bMMlH on UU tew iora htocK exchange are selling a . for s than half price. With state (-(.umns. Thev are so shaken iir.d and national administrations elected mix. d that nciie receives an ndvar, under pledge to stand for nothing but , tape. 1 4 1 C f f I m O to tilluln nan A . . c ' .-. ,,, - i.iKi.iee ,:i stock gambling must naturally duln die. MKV AM Til K t III l! III s. There is not a Httlo feeling of d s appointment In he report of Dr. II. K. Carroll, statistician, which shows ;hat the "Men and Ue'l,rlon Movortu t:t." from which so much wr-s hoped h-;. fallen fur short of the results expMed. If Dr. Carroll's figures si" .T-eurate the total increase was fi7!.V,2 f r l'-l.'. it decrease of 1.V4H0 from tho figures of 1H11 lr. Carroll's figures put the tofii 1 number of Christians in the I'nitei states at :i6.S7...r.7, divided lows: Adventists Dunkards I'nlted Brethren fol- !'.". 8"S 31 l.s:t-4 7:;.,.7i;i l.r..".:!.:..' l'-'.!"7.,e"' Congregatlonal ... Disciples of Christ Roman Catholics Methodis' t Baptists Lutherans Presbyterians Episcopalians Reformed t'.. !".:,, ii:.:i r .s:4.'nii :!.;ir.::.o'it) l.!o.l.(""l V(Miii 4;,! null The Unitarians were snid to have stood still In membership and to have lost six inhtlstera and 16 churches, whl.e the Unlverallsts fell ofT 3.8o 1u members. Dr. Carroll conceded 86. out! members to Christian churches. Sc ic nee Altogether, the figures of Dr. Car-jple: "As each man was working not roll are interesting and Instructive. ' for himself but for all the others, no They should have the effect of spur-' man thought it necessary 'o put forth ring up Christians of all denomina- liis full energy, a- the cliirs would ttona to greater zeal and to stronger j make up for his d'she -icsty and rs allegiance. ; every man conceived the same sl;ish It may h said In regard to the ; idea, th" daily outpti was reduced "Men and Kellgton Movement" that j and the cost of manufacturing neces the proposed annual Increase of 3"11,- Farily increased, f. r. bs everyone OuO Christians over the normal In- : knows, the smaller tho produc'ion the crease due to population was not in- I greater the cost." tended to be affected withiu a year. I It would be the same were socialism but was expected to be realized m . tried on n larger sc.ilc. Some might five years. It will thus he necessary to wai' tmti: ls17 to apply the test. A XOTAItliK KMI HPItlSI The Grand Central terminal In New. . York City, costing $50.oi.e,00o. or one- eighth the estimated cost of the Pan- ama canal ar.d representing seven . years of work, was opened for ui.e last m Sunday night. Few persons perhaps ' fully appreciate the magnitude of this enterprise aul the mechanical a:id en- , glneerlng skill required to complete Mfce task. Durtr.g tUee st veu yearn, with const rut tlon work tn tigress on all. side, the Nc York Centra! ha movtKl S0 train- dally hi and out of the tormittii and handle.! nnm ;ma:. ,y ,,000.0,0 annually without missing a atnir U train ami with t.rartl.aKv no hp. ma7V it u . greater engineering feat than the con- struetlon of the canal. It la. as the company announces, a veritable city within a city, covering 30 blocks and oring Hirer iimea uie area oi auj oiu- er terminal. It has no lei than 67 ( track on th two levels aggregating mlles. with five mile of passenger I 'atfcrm all level with the car floors, Ddilng the construction work dver ,:,: ',".y cubic yards, of which two - 'thirds were solid rock, have been ev. icavatd. The terminal embraces con-i vention, amusfaiftit ar.d -xhfhSton j halts, bote;?, rial. 9 and re stiuran"?. post and express ofT.cs. modern apart-: mint and office buildings and numer- i on a stcres aid specialty shops. ! Th" terminal Itself Is equipped with every facility ff,r the convenience and ; comfort of the trav !fr, Including TA elevators for pascnzrrs. mail. Ta e- i Ran" and expr'M. wi'h 4 ticket win-' dows .conveniently located In con-; course, with subway entrances and ' taxicab and mo'or busses right under 1 the roof. Ps comjlrtion is a remarkable tri-i urnph of modern engineering and con- rtrtictlvo skill. t.o Kit .so it in Nt; rou iio;rt KI.M'T loxs. j Governor Dunne's sr.gr-stiun con- M"rnir'S th" cf money ut primaries Rn' elections should p-.vairn en sf-j firmatJve response from tho le-fsiu- tiiro it t ft.i it'- anA-ir.a - be EKf-crts. but If p rVs-cd 1i -wiii Um- bar from poli.U .1 p'radons al but the rifii end cT!";t,'' t.v.d ch illcn.T the perpetuity of r- r'tb!'". Wi'l.out a cc-rr .'pt prr-tici-s ac-l the little priniLiry l-.v ' ioV.,.';i of i's , f fTectivein tOf.;:rd a Td en l it I,OS!if-F- A ri, n nin j! hacked by weaitny rrien'iP. lias a prea; aiivantaK ' over a poor man. Tho former c;:n hire workers to traverse th state In hia fnterert end r.?:x fur-ound polls with hi? refiners. lie can fill the mails with litrr.tture extolling his virtues, though h irny not possess any. The wan wit' out rner.n ctn have pene of thee aid. H, can only re v npr.n his m"nts and where money s tisefl patient merit is not sure or v flrre the wi'p was ready to cook aid being regarded. : r.erve !t. I.nter it, was tilling the soil There -hor.M h a law desianatinq nnt1 v.avln- tl inps prow, which by the the amount of rrio-vy a candidate may pood ll(.nse w:fe was ma(1e mto appe ppend. !f fht.'ild rJ-o. as the gov tiziRg ,iishf8 for the family. She also trnor fidviM'S be cmp-Hed to publish ,kb ...i , r.m for r. ''-- - '!' - i n , i n j r: M.u .,e ...i lt . p ndod. bo'h before and after election. Another wise Rrd timely suggestion the governor makes has to do with tnr r.i'ng of the no-n'.Tiatinf; p-pers of candidates Tb" pr sent law requires that the candidate whose papers are filed first shall have the choicest p'aco on the ballot. This Is not only unju ; to other aspirants but gives too much autl.crlfy to the a-rrtiry of state. ne aion can oeciu" w mi nine pe.i- . Mous were received nnd from hiH de- - -- n HHillK IlTltl an fiua mini NT With the names of other i nn.litlateB in thes. , 1.1, hoik lie. -Is Sll' h U UroVlS OH. 8 t'.ie present law is unTa r to tli" ina i who Ins not "iu!;" enough to have lr: name placed jM a pro;:i:iieut p!.:'-e i :i tl.e bi'llot. tiovernor Innitst 's suggeKt.iotis are In the Intetert hones: elecrio; bbould bear frui'. i:.l rri.U Ii !4H'!AI.;sM In the cur!- :.: iiUi::t r of tin Norii Low. Aincric un llcvii'j, M. Maurice writing on "Wlut Is Socialism in- stances a c ..ye of applied so i.ilism ' that is a striking refutation of th'; i u'rpi.ui ide;:s that ar- leadiup so -p my astray. Abstract arumeti's ;.;;ji;:.':, f c.alisni do miu'h g .'(ii!. but they have i ii..t th- force ( f ai-'ual test. !lr. t L((W tells how ti'f I rcm.-h Koverntnent j in establish-d na'iL'tii.l work-j slu p-. One waa an et;':;b ishi'ien- f ir ' the l'rm;:fai'lure i t Ut 'i'lie gjv- ' erament provbh-d the hi: hi v.-i f ! and furnished the ;ri;i':;; ( .ii.:';. j. I: ' pave an c-rcVr f.tr IT..'-,, i t:f.'f-,ms ;:nd : put l.Smi nun r.t w.irli. r. .-: :i f, to, p:'y lor the vnif-rns j-;.'t v. :.j. pn- ' vatc cent rat-tors i-sk-d. .1 ;:'ic:ii ; each ' 'orUnun two f.-.'.ins a cj :i y ;o; t;ib siste:i( . m-!i a'ni ailowi .' t!;..- v. ( rU- men to divid- the pr-di's. There were no prop's, and when ticcounts were squared it v as fo isi 1 thn' the work men had earie'd le.-s per day than pri- ,ate employers pa-d. The reason for th:s was v rv sim- honest'.y do all the work of which they were cai)ah!e, but the others would shirk ai d cl.vm an equal share of th" produc'ion. There Is no us- trying to ge' around Burn actu:.t Cemon.r rr.tlons specious theories, - - with THi: MAKKLT ti A Mil I. till. fl vernor Suirer, In his i urp. t-e to wipe out stock und market g-in. tiling in the Empire suite, s.iys: "No honest broker has anything to fear." And. t :ay be ad led. the honest broker Is standing In no dread cf such legtslaUou, diret ed, Le will r-:uove the evils ;iMt at pres.:,; att.i.,1 the operation, t,f certain of the exchanges and .v .... .v..,.,. . . . " onT'kn Is' buck. ,,,..., .,.-... it,- .r'V:,, :s'; JZ..ZTT:, ner u.'..iii? ji auu ' nock exchanges have their purposes and uses, and the man who operates en a proper scale need have no , ause for fear in such legislation as may tie adopted lo check the swindling , that has grown out of manipulation of , sticks and markets. So it is not the reputable board of trade or stock excliane operator w ho is protesting and threatening during j the aiiation that is now on. As f;-,T,i ttth koi to me-s iikahts "The turmike road to men s hearts j find 11"9 through their mouths, or i mistake mankind." u tllc ,:ov' le true which I re- cftnt'.v tav: in print then the "kitch-1 en." inst.-ad or the "parlor" would bejh'arn why we use foods at all. ana u ie place for lavir.K the riot of "The if0' whlfh r! btBl for ou or . .yoUT S;:der and the F"ly." Certainly a web c.'. !d be w oven around the modern u,, k Htove hi(h we! 1 entico ano I i'iiy 'i:ari if girls were only will- i:: to a: t ly themselves to this great- PfiL ()f Ull arts cooking. Understand me. I do net sav that the above state- e-..t - trp h.,t ihi I rfo know, that if 1 went ':ito every home in the land. i wou'd find the neat majoritv of the ; eokir.g plunn.-,' for a man It is what i he iikes, when k- iikos It and how he : jjye4 t Years ao in the beginning of homes ' ftn i h,me mnyin?, the husband weivf j ,LTth to km Kam(, an1 broph.t It home ia,i t me then to spin tne yarn ior ' mak'np and made their clothes. Clvi-;'" uzat!ou anr! progresaion have taken care of much of this labor in the home. I pr(,I;, (h(J making of candles and care!tneir combinations, nnd careful prepa- of lamps we have come to turning on a button and, behold! electric light. Fr: in the rags w hich w ere sewed and braided ir.to rugs and lat;r woven In carpets. w have everything that can , iram factured W ri-aa and camels I ,tuU,i)e pf the home; p, ueceBBaPy ia. . . .j,f1K. ,hrn..h 1 ' labor saving devices for cleaning and cook ng besides schools and lectures over a large part of our country are training our daughters and mothers for greater efficiency in their home. hi'.e latte bakeries do much for . , i . . i . -c i rt-aj esStniitii. main i an ui uitr cookie llB8 not. taken from the , x , lil'IUC rk t il. lix ii. i lie Li uc tin auiuft jl borne kitchen. The true meaning all this is community life, and perfect hppi'iness and health only come through each one doing the duty or! work itittnded for them. CAPITAL 5Y CLYDE H. TAVENNER. CONiiiJK.iV.tf . K1.KCT rtm TIIK i -.n m r..-..N i .i i.'ianuii. if-V-cai -.rr-.-'pe!i jej.ee to The ArRus.) ..,t-T.T-.-...--T-iI r . v (- -T T Ct - Wa-Uii.p:' n. K b. 0. Few persons re.l y.e ihe far-reaching important e of the lact Kiat tne I mteu rstates win e lU'. t liiat lilt I lilLVU Urtlt-'n 111 T-- f-sooti l;a.ve an in - "iywCr ' 0II,P las 'a's l'n Jr ti s'atllU''i- Kirst VJ$" of n'!. ic nuans soon have an in - Pf 1 TAVENNER wealth. Under the fystem of protection as: I layed in this country, nearly every pt ;;ny of the money necessary to run the fccverrment. maintain the army and t avy. consv'rwt public buildings, etc.. is raised by taxing the things the people eat. wear and use. The only thing that protection does not tax is wt alth A man with a fortune of tin - Ore. "en has not been req ilred to pay a ufactured in this country, the 53 per single penny of tax to the national cent is added just the eame by the government. This seems almost un- l.ome manufacturer, believable, but it is true. The man When the tariff on cotton goods is working on the section for $1.50 peri reduced one-third or one-half of the day. with a family of five children, is , present rates, this article so much iit the r.rptsent timp ftc'ncllv rontrlh- 'ncil t.v tt-omen n-nrt r-tiilrlren mav lia ,,,! , tt-, nntinni liivi c ... i uji tuv iiai.uiiai .vj.t.ij- tuent tl.an the millionaire bachelor, President-elect Wilson has said that ; no honest business man has anything to fear of nach form rf national lela- lition as may he proposed to rid the cc ii,;ry of the trus's, so Governor Sul t r has declared that no honest brok er has anything to fear from the ioure he proposes with aim to pro n:ote honesty. And. as stated before, r.o i.on st man is ralsiDg his voice in t-ro'esL Keporta have come of the attempt of operators, who are afraid of fceinir ODc.r&tora who are afralri r.f hslno. ZtZ 7,: . i . , . . - , eiiiaui iii&i u uuuiia inai nave arrayed ' themselves on the side of Governor ' Sulzer, and the proof of such design ujM r.ot be difficult of deveioDment when it is afcked for. Of this, more! 1 later. . Suffice is it to say here that the first evidence of g-iiit that cornea w ith any reform is thst which undertakes smother and muzzle. The newspapers - The king took half aa hour's trip in j0f America have had their part in J a dirigible balloon, making a circuit of I the remedying of every form of eviijthe caii. 2S If thla cookintr, which Is the "road to mec's hearts." is looked upon as an art. a science, knowine how. what greater thing could woman eepire to? No one believes these daya that a woman should cook and wash and scrub and cl!n all day with tio out side interests. Not by any means, but she must u?e her brains and think of the best and quickest ways In her cooking. Every woman should haTe at least a single flMess cooker. Why le a ham, toncue, or corn beef us ing up gas and the housekeeper watch ing It on the stove, when a fireleea will do the work better and no fuel nor watching. That Is where bralna count. Oirls, iearn to cook! Not Just make fudge and angel creams. but husband; If he comes home after a day's, hard work, whether from the j field or an ofrce. what 1 It about him I which has kept the old saying for cen turies on our tongues: "The way to a man's heart through his atomach?" I 1 . T . n n. m . Mill. Jtf " - MrT Uvermore when a woman wrote her what to do for a bad tempee of hPr bn4 ana ebe repi.ea. eea ln te" Nothing but a recognl- tlon in ach lntnce of our over- worked, tired, crosa man (maybe) nd wnen properly fed. the physical 8ido rebounded and he wm physically. mentally ana morauy recuprrai.u An entlra year I directed all the i lunches which a devoted wife cooked and carried to her husband's office. Every dinner was planned and cooked by her to lessen his des're for drink. - v..u n. j ... an . v. l" that desire was a thing of the past and all with a knowledge of foods. ration of the same. Any woman can win a man and draw him Into the "web" If she bo desires, hut it is an other thing to keep him. Don't tempt him with all the good things to eat hefore marriage and then expect to hold him by careless, Indifferent cook- ne. "Man cannot ve bv breaa alone." but it is a very essential a6set ra keep ing out of the divorce couTt. A judge eald to me two years ago as he was looking at, my card Index cooking recipes: "I believe if I could i present one of these to the wife and V,- rrn lr.ma ti A f nlTntv it tt'rSPTl i-n ifi iu &j uumc a. vnvr v4aw !youngcouple3 come to me for divorce. ' K .V, m.nno ronnlHn t " - . - them in almost every instance.' This i comes from one who should know the truth. Monday I will give some j recipes for dishes most men like. COMMENT ) too proud to marry and raise a family. ! Tho United States cf America is ft. lt.. 1, n. .r.1e Iho nroo t ,m-". nations where such a condition exists. -Many every tirsi class natjon on earth lesies either an income tax or civ .11111... ; Why ha ' ll!ae a:l books? arises. Hi an inuei nance tax. we nave nciwiei. ; Why have we never been able to income tax en tha statute the question that naturally Here is the answer: High pro- tnat millionaires le-cuewsis nave preveiu-u uie yntaanK waa Dut jt must jjave bppn E,ucll will, for th- first of an income tax law. because they greater than that which you mention time since this na-; lu.ew that the more money the govern- j made the ascent shortly after I had tioii has stood, nir nt collected from taxing incomes stepped with my hare feet on a bum bear a fair propor- ihe less exciibe there would be for a ble bee's nest."" tion of the burden tariff tax. To take protection away of taxation. ; from the tariff trusts is to interfere He Was Sure of That. It is estimated v.ith their monopolies. And how could! "Are you sure." she asked'wlth an that $lin.ii,io,uH the tariff trusts gouge consumers with- eagerness that he could not mistake, will be raised an- out having monopolies of American "you iove me i0re tnan you di(i your uually by tax ng tuarktts? ; first wife?" incomes. This v:'A tii.z ninin tauifi-' hoiiiikhky. i "Well," he cautiously replied. "I am mean that th.at The American people are jiaytng an- positive that I love you more than I amount of taxation 1 :n:;.;iy about Jsii.oihi.oii i more for their did my first wife after sho quit doing is to be taken off mtton goods thun they ought to pay, the cooking herself and got to spend of -he things that ! b cause of tho iniquitous Payne-Al- lnK more than I could earn." the people must drith tariff law. The Cird congress is j have In order to :,re; aring to Interfere with this rob- j Shifting Honor. live and placed on bery. There will le a big downward "The greatest ship in the navy Is ; t vihicn on ail kinds of cotton goods, The cotton sthedule of the Payne- Abirieh law carries an average duty of about 53 per cent. This means that every article of cotton cloth and every piece cf cotton yarn that comes ; through the custom house, has 63 peri eent !:dded to its foreig-a price. And , on cotton goods that, does not come ; through the custom house, hut is ma ! t, j t r..i,. M.i., ..n.i.,i. : i.e.' a.v ii..i.o uiui a iiiui . , i ' j'l -Tianiig ; j the actual value of the goods that has gone on unchecked to the Point where crime has become an ev ery day usage, so bold that it U de- ! fiaDt ni icutorlal. The stock a-nd market gambler Is not the least of these evils, but his i doom is sealed. Another decade will i see every one of them wiped off the earth. Bhitfields, Nicaragua Details of the wreck of the schooner Granada on the ! hir at tha .ntrnr- fn rv.lnra.1 rlvar bar at tha entrance to Colorado river ; i " Vll J , 8U' ,n 16 Passengers Bo lushed, several were among the most prominent citizens of the republic. Madrid There is much talk in Span ish oEclal cinles as to King Alfonso's desire to show personally his friendly Sentiment toward the states of Latin America. It is Eaid that the king may decide to visit some cf the South Amer- toiican countries in the indefinite future. 1RUU1AJI J1UKJJ There's a lot of folks' who always keep a-growlln' at the rich; Every man who has a million they'd have put In bollln' pitch; They will not forgive a person who con trives to Set along. But I don't believe that havln lota of caah Is always wrong. Mind I don't pretend to argue that the rich are always right: There are lots of men with mlUIone that have sohls aa black as night; But I've studied the thing over, and I guess there's one thing sure: It'a no sign a man Is noble Just because he's kepln' poor. I've a sort of crazy notion that there may be here and there Some rich man who'R po to heaven and secure a crown to wear. For I've met seme wealthy people as I've traveled round about That I don't believe that heaven can af- i iora to ao without. And I've got another ration which Td like to have you know; I All the poor may go to heaven; I can't half believe it. though.: There are poor men who are worthy, but I can't help feelln' sure That you'll not Ret past St. peter Just be cause you have been poor. Cause for Thankfulness. "Thank heaven," said the owner of the automobile when tho policeman had pulled him from under the wreck. "Yes," said a bystander, "you may well thank heaven. Your chauffeur is killed, your machine is fit for nothing but the scrap pile and your life seems to have been saved by a miracle." "Oh, I've a greater cause than any of those for being thankful. The pa pers will not say that we were accom- panied by two women whose names not . , 1 Up In tho Air. "I have been at the top of Pike'a Pak, which is over 14 000 feet above Bea level. What was the greatest height you ever reached?" "I don't know Just what the altitude named in honor of my native state." "Don't get puffed up with pride on that account For about six weeks once the greatest bhip in our navy '88 named in honor of my native 8tate- Perhaps They Will. "Pa, they call aldermen c;ty fathers, on t they? ' YB 1 "When women get to be alderladies : will their husbands be city etepfa ! there?" Pessimistic View. "Do you think tha time will ever I come when the women will be satis- fled to wear only their own hair?" t I "VaIbt na Inn v na anm . r. f tViA m are compelled to sit back of them." The Cause. "I wonder why she ever consented to marry a sleight-of-hand performer." "She had seen him pick money out of the air." Going With the Crowd. People are always eager to heap honors on the honored, without stop ping to find out why they should do it. - . ?. . .. i ngxires ao not lie ana some or those even Sit A Sign. "Barbers are determined they shall not be uiL-taLca as catering to any hut the males " "How so?" "Didn't you ever noti'-e that Ihey are always postmarked?" Baltimore Aiuericaa. Ttie Argus The Ruby Necklace By Clarissa Mackie. Copyrighted. 191S, by Associated Literary Bureau. On the night of Edith Talme-s birth-1 . . ,, . iij . . i day ball her husband came home early ! ... w w I and sought his wife In her own rooa. j His handsome face -was aglow with , j loTe and admiration as he took the I lovelv form In his arms and kissed hei eajrer, red lips. "Darling, you are more beautiful er ery time I see yon," he murmured. And you grow more blind," abe I chlded him playfully. "I have been j waiting for you to come and tell me I whnt Jewels I shall wear tonight." She j turned to the dressing table and threw back the lid of a Jewel box and remov ed the trays. Diamonds, sapphires and emeralds biased In the light. "Wear your rubies, Edith," said Dlcfc Palmer, with a mysterious smile. "Ruble3T Don't tease. Dick. Those are the only atones I really want and do not possess. Shall It be diamonds?" "Hubtes tonight." Insisted Dick, and from an Inner pocket of his coat he drew forth a flat leather case and plac ed It In her bands. "Dick Palmer, yon darling!" cried Edith, and she showered kisses npon him hefore she opened the box. When she finally threw back the lid she was awed by the beauty of the stones her husband bad selected for her birthday gift On a bed of white velvet waa colled a magnificent necklace of flawless ra bies, perfect In color and each atone the sire of a very large pea. Dick lifted the necklace and clasped It around his wife's neck; then be stood back to admire the rich red circle of Are against the whiteness of her akin. "You dear, extravagant boy!" mur mured Edith as she turned to the mlr roro feast her eyes on the Jewel. "I suppose you paid an enormous price for It." "I paid a pretty atlff price, but I guess It's worth It. I didn't bny It In HtitTum's. It Isn't a brand new neck lace; neither Is it reconstructed from an old one. It's a genuine antique said to have belonged to an Asiatic ruler." "Where did yoj find it. Dick?" "In Lenqutth's on Fourth avenue. I've had It a month now. and Buffam has been cleaning It up for me. Well. 1 mu,t run avray aild dress." Dick kIsspd nIs wlfe aaln and left tte room. Edith stood long before the mirror watohlujr the liquid flame of the ruby necklace as she slowly turned her neck. At last she unclasped It and replaced It within its case. "I'll not wear it down to dinner. It will be a surprise for all of them when the ball begins," she said to herself i and looked around for a place In which ! to secret the case, 'filie large Jewel box I would just fit into the tiny steel safe j sunk In the wall near the chimney. I ltefore tha Inconspicuous door there was hung a heavily framed square painting, which could be moved aside i only by pressing a knob on the o.her ! side of the room. ' Now Lditb selected a diamond brace leta dnr.llng serpent with ruby eyes and slipped it on her arm. Then she closed and locked the large jewel box, pressed the knob that moved aside the square picture nnd placed the box Id the llttie safe. There was room after all for the new Jewel case containing the ruby necklace, and after another glimpse of the beautiful Jewel Edith tucked that in the safe, closed the steel clad door, replaced the picture and went dijwn to dinner just as the gong sounded. I The rooms were bowers of lovell j ness. A separate color scheme had j been selected for each one. and the whole harmonized In one glorious ar : raniremont of flowers and palms. There were several people staying at the Palmers', and most of them were gathered In the drawing room when Edith entered the Maxflelds. husband i and wl'm Eugenia Card, an old school friend of Edith's, and Dick's father, I Henry Palmer. The fifth guest, Mme. j jeu lot had not yet Joined them. 1 Just as the last strokes of the hall clock died away there was a rustle of silk that hesitated outside the door, and then Mme. tJeulot came swiftly in. her bright coloring enhanced by two vivid crimson polnsettlas at her j breast. Her rich blue-black hair waa . coiled in a soft knot at the back of her j khnpely head, and above her low, I thoughtful brow was placed a coronet j of diamonds Mme. (leu lot was a very I beautiful woman. i .. . . -. . . . a inousiHia paraons. cnene. sne ri.-d penitently. "That ao stupid Ma. rie of mine bus made what you call a muddle of my toilet" She threw out her hands with a graceful gesture of despair, and her long dark eyes darted from one smiling face to another. Mrs Palmer shook her charming head and looked at the vision In amber atln and diamonds. "Dear Mme. Geu lot." she said sweetly. "If you want to part with Marie I shall be delighted to relieve you of your stupid treasurer "No. no!" And they all laughed at madame's dismay. In spite of the forthcoming ball the dinner was as perfect as It always hfd been since Pierre Caron hnd ruled ln the Palmer kitchen When the meal was concluded Edith went upstairs to complete ht toilet, lea ring her guesto scarrerea about the flower decked rooms j As she wenAup the stairway to the j next floor two faces peered at her from o ,.-..., ,,t ,t,.n. t,... n-itl. ,iir,..i," ev-lii.t ,..t,fr-.icfiier were their conditions in life that bad you coupled their names tho world would have laughed ut you. After dismissing her maid Edith lock ed the door of her room aud hastened to open the wall safe, where her Jew els were secreted Hbe started back with a little cry of dismay, for the box containing the ruby necklace had dis appeared. t?he recovered herself almost Instant- ! ly. "Of course Dick had taken It out to show bis father, but how did be know R was there? He guessed .1L Daily Story fls 1 a,d not ?? 'e'-" said as she closed the safe, picked up , , , , . her gloves and fan and went down to t,)0 dranB m.outwarjly ooninosel. Her brRia was n cntlos of djubt ami perplexity. She dreaded to ask her husband about the necklace. She was afraid to hear his answer. Pick met her at the door of the drawing room. "Where Is the neck- lace?" n nskod Quickly- not take it from the safe?" she gasped. "No. of course not. I didn't know it was there." "Then It has been stolen!" And she related the circumstances. He frowned. "Where is Jeanne?" "Phe was in my room when I re turned to It after dinner. I dismissed her then." "It happened at dinner." ho said convincingly. "I'll ring up a detec tive. He can come as a guest. Dou't mention the matter to any one." "No," said Edith, and went to re ceive the first arrivals. In spite of the loss of the ruby neck lac the birthday ball was a distinct success. No one would have surmised from the sweet composure of the hostess that she had suffered a great loss. Many complimented her on the loveliness of her appearance, and oth ers added that she needed no Jewels to enhance her beauty. Dick Palmer Introduced a slim, dark haired man in correct evening attire as the detective, Mr. Bleek. and in a few crisp questions he drew from Edltb all the facts surrounding tha theft of the rnby necklace. "Bleek suggests a guest in the house." said Dick Inter to his wife aa they stood alone together. "Impossible!" sttld Edith. "TheMsx flelds are above suspicion. Eugenia could buy forty ruby necklaces. Your father absurd! It must have been one of the extra servants." "Jeanne?" asked her husband quietly. "Oh. Jeanne Is too much of a cow ard to attempt anything big like that She might purloin a collar in fact, she has a passion for collars nnd hand kerchiefs, but not jewels." "You have not mentioned our other guest, Edith," said Dick quietly. She made a gesutre of dismay and searched the room with her eyes. "Mme. Geulot! Oh. Dick! I know you have warned me against my Intl inacy with her. when my acquaintance with her Is so slight. I'ut her letters from Paris were genuine. anidie Is so delightful! I wonder where she Is. I have not seen her since dinner." "I will search for her." said Dick quietly nnd was gone. When be made his reappearance thti last of the guests were taking depar ture, and when they were alone hu placed his arm around his wife's slen der form. "Dear," ho said, "be prepared for an unpleasant shock. The ruby necklace hns been traced to Mine. Geulot. De tective Uleek found the jewel case on the person of our cook. Pierre Oiiron, who has confessed that the robbery was one of many that he ami his wife, Celeste Geulot none other, my dear had planned. It seems she saw you trying on the necklace after I had left you, watched you hide It away and when you h.td left the room slipped in. secured the rubies, concealed theui In her room nnd went down lute to dinner. "After dinner Pierre, her husband, went to her and demanded the neck lace. She refused to give it to him then, and he took the empty case and went below, furious at her. She Is now In her room or hns escaped with the necklace Will you go to her room nnd see If she is there? I want to avoid the servants knowing of the af fair if possible." Edith went to the door of Mme. Geu lot's room and tapped lightly. There was no response to her summons or to louder knocking Then I'.leek set hi shoulder to the door, ami the lock gave way. Ha peered inside and then sprang within. The Palmers followed, gravely apprehensive. Mme. Geulot was there. She was sitting before a cheval glass Id all the regal splendor of her amber satin ball gown. About her throat was clasped the ruby necklace. She was dead. Bleek stepped forward and unclasp- ed the necklace and examined It closely. "That's the way with maoy of these Asiatic baubles." be said thoughtfully. "I happen to have heard of this one before. There Is a large re ward out for It. There Is a legend that if It is honestiy bought or sold or pre sented us a gil t it is quite ha unless. If it Is stolen the wearer pays the price, as Mine. Geulot has done, poor soul!" He pointed to the throat of the dead woman, where a heavy black mark en circled the w hiteness of her neck. "It grew tighter and Ihially strangled her." be explained nx they went away and closed the door behind them. "That's an Asiatic trick, too." be said. But Edith and her husband were not listening Edith was weeping bitterly. She was grieving for the Irlend wno had proved false and who had paid tile lulce. Feb. 8 in American History. i . IWi- Birth at Lancaster. U . of n 1 Halll 1 'll ill b Sherman, .noted Federal leader in the Ml war;die, 1H;1. !Js5l Provisional contitutioa of ttm Confederate St;itcs of Amenc . adopted tit Montgomery. A 1877-Adtliinil "'haries U i ' '. steamer Trent and San .l.'i' inU. fume, died in Washington: bo: r iv:h. - 1905 - A pa't lietween the United States anil Santo Domingo signer! at Santo imi!i::..(i All the news all the tixne The Argus.