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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 13, 1918.
THE ARGUS. Published daily at H!4 Second ave nue. Rock Inland. 111. (Entered at the poeteftlee a second-class matter.) Ravk lalaat Mrtaber af fhc Aaaorlatei Preaa. BY THE J. W. POTTER CO. TERMS Ten c-r.ts per wwk, by car- rlar, la Rock Island. ( Complaints of delivery service should be made to the rlreulatlon department, 'which rhmild also be notified In eTery Instance where tt in ov-ired to have ipap-r dlcr,r.tlnud. a rsrrlers have no authority In the premia. All comrr.unlratlons of argumentative character, political or rellaioue, mutt have real name attacked for publica tion. No mich artlclea will be printed"' -rer flvt.tlou fiaturea. Telephone In all department: Cen tral fnlon. Wt 141.. 1145 and 2144: I'nlon Electric, f.146. Thursday, February 13, 1913. A Boston man charts that his wife attacked him with large chunks or , mart beef, and now he wants a di- vorce. j - - ! An Arkansas murderer was hanged in the belfry of the courthouse be- '. cause the county owned no gallows. However, h died. ' "Chicago Is the mo'lern Garden of F.den," says a minister of that city. When does he cx;ect the anel with the flamlne swrd to appear? They are moving In Cleveland to break up the paving trust there. Won ir if there will ever be a Ktart to vniiixh the local pcvlng trust? A Is Angeles woman 15 years old la ahout to he married. Now we will have to listen to a lot more from Los Anpeles aiout its wonderful climate. "Brunettes ar conservative and aometlnieB gloomy," says an expert. Probably that is when they see one X their number who has been using peroxide. At least Edison's new kinetophon cannot possibly be any more painful than the efforts of the pianist and the man lth the noi-makers to accom pany the action of the moving pictures Paul Allen, announces In prince de Clairmont. loud tones from a ceil .In the Tombs that he was the original ff the hro of Elinor Glyn's "Three Weeks." Of course, he is writing a tiovel, too. A telephone operator switched a third party Into the line when a mar ried woman and a .ui tr ior were plan ning an escapade, aid three deaths resulted, according to lluda Pcsth iis patohes. The wearing of tights on the stag by women is now prohibited in Mon treal. It must Im admitted that the horns ladies in some of the com i anies that have cone there fr'uu the i taten arc- uniiiou hat passe. ; ,the morning with a bad cold started. With nos. el- i-ryinn war to the ' Imt that does not worry the porter as I, t.lfe on the republican as well as the long as he gets his tip. democratic lfirt). in his Lincoln day Hereafter the train crews of the speech, it dries not appear from this, Wabash will have to visit the Pullman distance ns if there viiis much of nn in- several times every night and satisfy centivp for the republicans and the themselves that the car is properly progressives gf t'ing together in Pprirg-' ventilated. Th porter will have to field on I'nited Stait s senators or a ir ventilate and if he does not know how other proposition. HOW TH KY IM ir IN NOKWAY. Since the adoption "f the constitu tional smondment permitting the levy, ng of an ir.io:ni' to, the possessors of moderate or large incomes have been p it on ihe anxious seat by the .probability that congress will impose ;v tax on incomes that will affect them seriously. These may feel their trou 'ilee less by comparison with the way ;iiey do nil in Norway. The Washington Times says that In Norway the plan has been been to levy a it cent according to the size of tlu. income, but beginning Jan. 1 of tiiia year, a uniform tax of 6 per cent is Imposed on ail Incomes, regardless of size. In addition, a community or o ty tax of about li) per cent is levied, :raK.i.g a total of about 15 per cent which everybody having an income . must pay. As an effect to this, a small portion of each income is exempted from the operation of the state tax by one method ain tee community tax by another. The exemption varies from $161 on incomes up to $1,072. express ed In terms of United States money, to $482 on those over $2.CS0. In the city of Chrlstlania taxpayers are divided into classes for the local leTy on income, according to the number of persons dependent upon them for support. For class 1, compos - ed of the unmarried, the exemption is small; for class 2, married persons without children, there is a greater exemption: and tbe variation contin ue, for those who have rhildren. up to the cumber of aix. The new Norwegian law t much more stringent in requiring state ments of Income for taxation. Vo der tha old system it was believed that not a few persons of large means escaped payment on the greater part, and new blank which mint be algned and art! fled call for information in much detail. Incorrect statements make the taxpayer liable to a fin or four month imprisonment. Tll-: Al.PIJtK ELECTRIC POWER. Kvltrcr'and has an area of 16,97$ ft.utre miles 9.00(f square mile less than the area of West Virginia and a population of 3,800,000. Of the total population engaged in definite occu-I pations, 30 per cent are in agricul- I ture and nearly 45 per . cent are in I manufacturing. This difference be- tween the number engaged in manu-I facturlng and the number in agricul- j ! ture. in the fact of a comparative lack of fuel and the necessity for import-: ! ing materials for machinery, textile : goods and furniture, constituting the j . tan 0f manufactured products, ia . I made possible because of th growing j ' appreciation in the country of the j lvalue of its water power. A Swiss ex-j pert Professor W. Wyssling. estimates ; that Swiss waters are capable of fur-i . nifching 2,0T)0,0O( horsepower, of which) between 600,000 and 700.000 horsepow-; or nas aireaay been narnessea ana is i I in actual use. ! Tnited States Vice Consul Harry A. McBride of Zurich, in an interesting report on Swiss hydro-electric power. development, says that water power i used extensively in the chemical and textile industries and to some ex tent in other lines ot manufacturing, and that the hydro-lectric power thus used is 3'JO.t'OO undr favorable condi tions, varying to 230,600 at times when the waters are low, some of the riv ers being supplied by glacial waters. Tj.f venr 7R2 electric nnwar nl ants in nn-ratinn m Switzerland. 473 were works purchasing power from other ; plants and of these producing their own Dower 233 were wholly or in part hjdro-electric stations and the remain- i jng -r steam or gas plants, i There was an increase in one year ot j 108 electric power works. Power was generate(j y 9 hydro-electric plants ; for runnlne motors in industries and ; for lighting. Thre were 182,67" pur-. Material Young chicken meat, one chasers of electric power in 1910, of half; fresh pork; celery, two stalks; which 141,996 were for lighting, 22.-1 bamboo shcots, one-third can; water 2"2 for heating and cooking and 194,-jnuts. three; mushrooms, six; chicken 419 for power. 'stock, one-half pint. Overhead transmission lines have an ) rtensils Sharp vegetable knife, two aggregate length of 4,604 miles, the ; sautepans, tablespoon, measuring cup. longest single line being 4R2 miles j Directicms-Remove the meat from and there are 3.896 miles of overhead a young uncooked chiclten and cut Jn distributing lines and 448 of distribut- amount of Till; A I II IX 1HE SI.EEPKB. j J. E. Stumaf. superintendent of the Deratur divisio nof the Wabash rail- road, has issued an order instructing train crews to keep an eye on the Pullman cars and, when necessary, to lend a hand in securing better ventila tion. If the train crews obey this or der the traveling public will bless the superintendent of the Wabash. With the assistance of en intelligent con du;tor and a bright brakeman, the porter may eventually comprehend the rudiments of the science. All who bave ever traveled In a Pullman know that ventilation Is an unknown quan- i Superintendent Stumpf. realiz - tity. ing superintending, and has turned this task over to the train crews and some goo;l Fhould result from it. During the day the passenger is able to take care of himself, but at night he places himself at the tender mercies of the jiortr who. as a rule, knows no more alout ventilation than lie does of the weather in the moon. As a guard'an angel he is not a great siu-cess. When passengers demand fresh air he usually has no idea how 10 procure it for them and, after they have gone to sleep in the study atmos phere, the porter curls up in a corner near a steam pipe and lets the train run itself and the passengers trust to luck. The passengers sleeping in the ; poorly ventilated car may wake up tn ' he will be given instrv.ction. Mr. ; Stumpf's order is a Ftep in the right imitation bv every railroad superin- . . K i-vl V, ."flkt. 11. The education of the Pullman porter ... . . . is a work of mercy and if carried out ... . . . , .. ., is bound to have a rich reward in tne hereafter. TESTING A PICTURE. i , Tistot, tha Famtui French Painter, j and His Critic j An Interesting story Is told of j Jacques Tlsaot, the great Prencb paint j er. While In England be painted a j beautiful religious picture and. meet ! ing a countrywoman, asked her opinion 1 of bis work. "It's a chef d'oeuvre," I she replied, giving a remarkably Just ' and detailed appreciation of the varl j us merits of the really splendid paint- ling. j -Are yoa satisfied?" asked a friend, ; Tlsaot answered In the negative. He . entirely repainted his picture, working j night and day. When finished he sent agaia for his fair critic, who pronounced it ad mirable and remained silently admir ing It with smiling criticism. "Are yea satisfied?" asked the friend j again when the lady bad departed. "So" replied the artist, aad he set to j work for ta!rl tlm- j """hen the Partsienne saw the new ' Painting she gazed at It for some mo- ment with evident emotion and then without a word sank softly to ber knee aad began to pray. "Are yon satisfied now?" whispered the friend, and Tissot said Tea." London Saturday Review. Hannibal' Dewnfalf. Th fat of Hannibal turned upon th result of a promenade. It wai after he had crowed th Alp and entered Italy, with winter quarter established at Capua. Hi residence was one of the best houses in tbe cttty. and while walking la the garden b beard a fe male role singing not far away. Struck by tbe teas f the voice, he is sued an order that th singer should b brought before btm. He we so greatly lmpre4 by ber charm that be at one attached ber to his household. 4iBtadxtf4M husband by beheading the GErotE chop sm'. i Through the courtesy of a manager 0f hotels and restaurants, I secured! : the following recipe. To make chop j j suey, Chinese goods are necessary, j Tne following dish I had the pleaa and he quoted the following names juro of learning to make direct from with prices: Soy or Chines) sauce, L -oman wno had snent many years 35 cents: bamboo shoots, can, 18 cents: Chinese mushrooms, per pound, 57 cents; waternuts. per pound, 15 cents. Chinese mushrooms resemble our fresh mushrooms, but are dried and must be soaked in water until soft j before using. Fresh mushrooms may ; be used Instead. Waternuts resemble onions; they are aometimea called Chinese onions and may be dispensed with entirely. Bamboo shoots are put up in cans and look like raw potatoes peeled, chickex chop xey. pork. iboth in any preferred fat. Some Chi neee use a peculiar oil, but fats wejten minutes. Rub the flour smooth are used to are preferable. At the .same ume eauie m a separate pan in celery sliced in thru strips, sliced bamboo shoots, peeled and sliced wat ernuts. and the mushrooms sliced thin. When done drain all fat from both pans, empty the contents of the two THE JOY OF OWNING A FARM Walter A. Pyer in the Craftsman P'"" me joy 01 omne aim uiung;cay nau caien mio inelr one 01 tnose srnau, ruggea iarms aowu 1 ea8t - JJVritln on "Tne Jy of 0wI j i Well, in tlie first place, there is the joy of ownership. The farm is ours. Meadow, orchard, wood lot and brook are ours. Banks may fail, cities burn, stock exchanges go mad with panic, But I know that which I have learned our acres will remain serene and un-1 that happiness and contentment are ruffled, and out apples and hay will ' not built upon such things as may stow just the same. As we walk take upon themselves wings and fly across the stubble field or brown plow-' to the uttermost parts of the earth, ed land. we tread upon our own ours -For you salvation may come through down deep to the center of the earth :the revolution of society; for me it lies and up to the blue sky. This is our ' in the owning cf a bit of brown earth magnificent, elm; these are our stone; and the planting of a tree, together walls. The wonderful forceB of life j with such service as I may be able to that are evident on every hand are i render my fellowmen from that van working for us, and within these gojtage ground. acres, for us alone. They never strike, j If still you do not comprehend, go they never ask for more wages, they iwith us some clear September morning respond marvelously to the slightest i and stand upon our hill overlooking attention. We are king and queen of a I meadow and orchard, wood lot and pas- happy domain, where the only wars ! ture. Here are our vigorous young are with the coddling moth and the white pines, drawing life and beauty potato bug. In other walks of life ' from yellow sand. There is our low you may scorn my poor abilities, you nestling farmhouse and our friendly may spurn my efforts, you may insult j barn, with the lofty elms and shady my low estate; on my farm you must 'maples, and the four stalwart hick seek an audience with the monarch j cries beyond. Where the elders and of the realm; on my own land I am 'willow shrubs wander down toward beyond the reach of intrigue and bick- jthe ravine is our music making brook. ering and jockeying for place; I ami established. i . .. , , . . . . salvation. Thus far it, has not extend- ed t0 the D00r habitants of the hills . , - . . . back cf ub the souls we are just now ..,, - ,... fighting for are the souls of trees the old derelicts of a misspent orchard life. They cried for food, and we gave :them nitrogen, phosphoric acid and I potash in the form In which they were I best able to assimilate them. They ' were choked with the growth of years 1 of neglect, and with the saw and prun- A CALL FOR (Chicago journal.) One part of Governor Dunne's in- augural message which will have a lasting interest, particularly to farm ers, is that in which the governor calls for the employment of convicts in making roads. In another article, the Journal win explain some of the advantages of this plan to convicts. For the present. It is enough to point out its benefits to the state. Illinois has the richest farming lands in the west and very nearly the worst roads. Government investi gations have proved that it costs more to haul a bushel of grain from farm to ranroaa stauon man rrom raarcea sia-1 tion to the market (f high freight rate Increase th cot of living which no on doubt bad roads In crease the cost many times more. To plan road work for con"lcts will require both tlm and care. But there should be no delay in building crushing plant for convicts, getting road making material ready. These should be located near a plentiful him: BetrlbntiM followed closely upon the cowardly perpetration of the out- ; rsge. The baianc or tn winter was i devoted to pleasure, discipline aad I drills were practically abandoned, aad j with th advent of spring the Cartha j ginlan army was so demoralized by tbe disslparion of the city that it prea- tlge was lost and with It cam tha aoifiii nt PuntinL MrsJUicc 6rtfht2H Bide pans together, add the chicken stock, cover and allow to simmer slowly un til the meat is tender, add salt and just before serving stir In the follow ing mixture: one teaspoonful of New Orleans molasses, one tablespoonful soy and a pinch of cornstarch. Serve with a bowl of hot rice, tea, wafers and a bottle of soy. Bread and butter are not served with chop suey. Pork always remains for other kinds of chop suey, but other meats may be substituted for the chicken. chii.i ros car.ne. 1 11 A 1 V All LI N Cll JlUrw uuv ( b vm. 'A Mexican cookery. ..vo anhatitntftfl , for our use oil in p'ace of lard. The chili powder and chili beans used In this recipe may be purchased at any grocery. Materials Round steak, one-half pound; Mexican chili beans or canned kidney beana, one-half pint; water, one cup; flour, one-third cup; tomatoes, one-half can; chill powder, one tea spoonful; salt, one teaspoonful; pea nut, olive oil or crisco, two tablespoon fuls; bay leaf, one; onion, one; sweet green pepper, one-half. Utensils Large spider, food chop per, vegetable knife, measuring cup, tablespoon, teaspoon. Directions Cut the meat fine in the food chopper. Put the oil into the spider and when hot add the sliced onion. Cook until tender, but not brown. Remove seeds and veins from the pepper, 6llce fine and put Into the spider. Now pour In the cup of boil ing water and all the remaining in gredients and simmer gently about in a little cold water or milk, stirring carefully so as not to break the beans, and more water may be added If needed. If the dried Mexican chill beans are used soak over night and cook as other dried beans until tender. All measurements level. ing shears we let the sunlight in. De- witn cnisei ana cement we neaiea them. A thousand plant and insect enemies attacked their weakened de fense; we fought their battle witli a spray pump. I do not counsel anyone to follow in my steps; they are faltering at best. where our strong Bob is being water- j ed. The ripening apples hang thick . . ' , B j The hour of fruitage is at hand; jthe spirit of fulfillment and aecom- ,, . r . . Ipllshment broods over the farm; the . . . . . ' . , 'seed has brought forth fruit after his kind; a great, God-given year is being rounded out to completeness. And far jover yonder, beyond the town with its homes and its college towers, lie the I mountains in their blue serenity, sym bols of the everlasting power that brings the reasons GOOD ROADS. ( supply of rock, and should be modern in every respect. By this one move, the cost of road making can be reduced amazingly. Crushed stone now costs from $1 to $1.50 per cubic yard. The actual cost of crushing it is abwt 30 cents per cubic yard. About 1,825 cubic yards of stone are needed to cover a mile of roadway 14 feet wide to a depth of eight Inches. At present prices crushed stone for each mile of road cents from $2,000 to $3,000, depending on the locality. With a atone crushing plant operated by convicts, that cost can be cut to al most nothing the board of convict and the expense of their supervision. GomI roads will raise the value of farm lands, cheapen the city price of farm products by eliminating waste, increase the attractiveness of farm life. Private capital engaged in crush ing stone need rot fear state competi tion, for Illinois roads need more stone than p-lvate capital can aupply. The state should be a unit In backing ' Governor Dunne's movement for good ! roads. Caracas The protocol of the agree- ,ment settling the difference between France and Venezuela was signed here. Brussels, Belgium April 14 has been selected as the date for begin ning a general strike throughout Bel- j gium by tha National Council of Work- Itagmetvs organizations. AN OPINION fROM pimiioiiowr There'a always something goln' on to make tha cowards quake with dread And aet around and talk about the dan cera that are on ahead; I'll bet you that when Caeaar tell tha 1 folks who kept the stores In Rome Expected that the mobs would rise to drive them out of house and home; But things kept coin' right along, the old world never swerved a Jot, And In a little while the crowds went back to worktn' and forgot. When Cromwell got his dander up and j I'll bet that lota of foika supposed the 1 world was goln' up tha spout: : The radicals. I e'pose. were blamed for j the changes that were made: But England didn't go to smash; In fact the rip-up helped a lot. And in a little while the crowds went back to workln' and forgot. It's always been the same old cry; we hear It every now and then; Some man that ain't afraid ateps out and doea thing for his fellow men. And they throw up their hands and say, because his way la strange or new. That he has knocked the bottom out and things will soon be fallln' through. But gener'ly It happens that what needs upsettln' gets upaot. And when the crowds get back to work the whole affair Is soon focgot. I If t?wi uAKfk Ahll I Ii I I icM IQ ft --iiafc-Ni jVi PI II. 1 fWffl' 1 Is it ever worth while to go out of : of the b,d' ,t9 fathers made of tissue your way paper. Space was left In the center To satisfy hate or exhibit your for m,y body' "nd 8t(,ck'Df of a p,rop snlte j er eolr were provided for my legs. ,-. . . ,j t . . i The tall was a wonder. Beautiful Does ever yield profit to darken . . l day That might, If you'd let it, be bright? Is It ever worth while to incumber your heart With grudges that fester or anger that burns? Does the blow that you aim or the pain you impart Ever bring satisfying returns? Foxy Papa. "Why is it that you never tell us any of tbe smart things your little boy says? Surely, he must make a remark once in a while that is worth repeating." "Oh, he says lots of bright things, but I'm putting them down In a book for future use. I intend some day to write a novel with a precocious child in It, and. besides, I find that the eas- j lest way to keep my friends is to let them think their children are so much more clever than mine." Had Never Triad Them. "Have you ever," asked Mrs. Old castle, "become interested in limer icks? A great many people especial ly In England eeera to be almost i crazy about them lately." no, replied ner Hostess as ens toyed with her sixty-karat solitaire, Tve never got hold of any yet. At iner anytning like mesa pikid ripe dives ? Hl Son's Progress. "Is m7 son getting well grounded in th classics?" asked tha anxious mil-! On the night of the ball I was obllg .llonalre. j d to carry my -costume to th building 1 would put It erea stronger than that," replied the private tutor "I may say that he is actually stranded on them." Settled. "Young man," demanded tha girl's father, "have you a settled Income?" "Tes, sir. It has just settled $5 a i week, but a fellow ought to be glad to be able to keep his job at any price now, you know." Word to th Unwlae. The man who believes his friends will support him In his adversity can keep from having his faith shattered by not becoming the posseasor of an adversity. As Sur a Fat. Tha man of woman who never wrote a limerick 1 going to have an ! Important advantage when it becomes sary to explain to 8t Peter. Failed! "The lart time I was in New York 1 entertained at dinner at a swell cafe a country cousin. When we got outside h said to m: 'Do yon know you ac cidentally dropped 80 cent on the table Just as you left? That thief of a waiter tried to grab It but 1 beat him to It " Atchiaea Globe, Beoa TTie Argus A Practical Joke By Arthur D. Purdy. Copyrighted, ltlS. by Associated Literary Bureau. Sue Owlnne was known as the big gest little deTll in B. We were all young then and were Inclined to be frolicsome. I was, so far as I know, tbe only serious one In the lot. I sup pose that this was the reason I fell In love with Sue. Opposite take to each other, and by good rights Sue should have returned my proffered af fection, but she did not.. At any rate. I couldn't be sure for more than half I an hoar at a time that shedid. She would say something very sweet to ; me, raising me to the pinnacle of eo i atasy, then cast me down by cold treat ; ment. It seemed to delight ber to make me miserable, and why I couldn't under stand. I wondered why she didn't play her pranks on tbe .rest of the boys. I couldn't see that they had 1 ,nv AanA1lll aAvntlktra nrar Tn a 'n. was I considered stupid. Why, then, had she picked me out to torment? Sue had kept me In a chronic state of fret during the fall and winter, but when the season was about to close seemed Inclined t let up somewhat in ber endeavors to make me miserable. Oar set agreed to end the winter's festivities by a fancy dress balL De ciding upon or getting up a costume was entirely out of my line, for I bad no Inventive faculty In such matters. In my dilemma Sue kindly came to my assistance. "Leave It to me," she said, "and I guarantee that yon shall have one of the most striking costumes at the ball." This was not only a great relief to me, but set me up with regard to her preference for me. Had she not picked me out among all the fellows for an act of kindness? And when she told me that she would make my costume with her own hands I was proud as a peacock. All she wanted wss a few measurements. As to material, she said It would cost little or nothing. I asked ber what the costume was to be, but eb wouldn't tell me, assuring me that I 'would be much pleased with It I really cared very little what I repre- uuver ruuiweu or ueorge vtasning- ton. I was quite content to leave the whole matter to Sue, believing that she would provide a costume in keeping with my dignity. The afternoon of the day on which the ball was to take place Sue tele phoned me that I had better come to her house and try on my costume. I did so and met with a surprise. There was not the least doubt as to my caus ing a sensation In it or that it would be considered the most, striking cos tume at tbe ball. I was to represent a bird of paradise. k t.l A. 1- 11 1 M yju "Hoi, irnuicwuin wnu me uou.v out In the rear, resembling either the tall of a bird of paradise or a rainbow, whichever the beholder chose. I confess I wns very crestfallen. The prospect of disporting myself in this gaudy apparel was especially dis agreeable to me. I refused to use It Sue had two or three of her girl friends with her, who at once mani- I fested great astonishment that I did not appreciate it, and Sue herself look- eil verv n-ineh nut nut that all her rron- hI .honM have been for nothing. Be- tweeu tbem thev nccecfled , p. j suadlnr to mit It T did so and I was no sooner decorated with It than . they ail cried at once: "Spleudid! Beautiful! It will be the finest thing in tbe room! What an original idea!" Well, I simply yielded my consent to make a fool of myself, because four Mt themseives to tne tasU of forcing me to do so. Each one of ! them promined to make it easy for me by their support, giving me tbe most of their time and dances at tbe ball, though how I was to sweep that thre yards of tail around In a dance I did not know, and they failed to explain. We are any of us liable to do some thing and afterward cannot under stand how we were silly enough to have done it and this was a case in point with me. I knew all the while that I should refuse to wear such a j gtume, but I didn't have the stamina n me to withstand these girls. Be sides. I feared that if I failed to ap pear in it after the pain Su had tak- en in designing and making it I would ! break the thread that hound her to me. j where It took place and put it on there. Had 1 gone through the streets with it on I should have been mobbed. The moment I entered tbe ballroom every ey was fixed upon me. The girls who had persuaded me to wear tbe bird stood by their promise to support me. and all clustered about me, each claim- : ing the honor of tbe first dance with j me. though they all at last gave way to Sue. I shall never forget that dance. Had I been tbe kind of a fellow to make a guy of myself in order to afford amuse ment for others I would have consider ed myself to be covered with glory. Being a quiet serious, studious, digni fied person. I was In an agony. Every turn I made In the dance, sweeping my nine feet of tall behind me, excited the laughter not only of those in the set with me, but every one in the room. The antics of th others to get out of the way of my tall feathers were alone enough to set the whole company into a babel of hilarity. One couple after another stopped dancing to look at me till at last the set I was with was the only on remaining on the floor, tbe others forming ring around ns to laugh at a. a. I made a break to get away, but Sue caught m by tbe tall aad held me long enough for other to Interfere and put me back in my place. And so I wrjn forced to make a spec tacle of myself for the othera till tbe end of th dance. Sue endeavored to keep me stead by aa occasional fires- Daily Story sure of the hand or some other method of coddling me. But my mortification and anper were gradually getting the better of me. and, though I concealed it I was vowing vengeance on her. It occurred to me that no girl would thus demean a man she felt any love for and that she had taken this means of showing her contempt for me. By the time I had finished this first dance I was ready to leave tbe room, take off my bird costume and go away lu anger. I think I should have done so had not Dan Wilson, an intimate man friend of mine, told me that but one course remained to me to carry out the joke as though I enjoyed It. To give way to anger would only make the matter worse. I saw the senoe of this advice and resolved to act upon it Having taken this resolution, I did the best I could to play my part and It might have been after all quite a successful plot on the part of Sue and her abettor had not her recklessness spoiled it all. I gradually recovered my equanimity so far as to dissemble with her and conceal the bitterness I felt against her for leading me Into such a trap. Tosslbly this encouraged her to go further. Having borrowed a match from tbe box of one of the men, she lighted the tissue paper on the tip end of my tail. Very young persons are not overbur dened with common sense, and as the little flame quickly spread it greatly amused the company. Feeling a warmth, I turned my head and, see ing tbe flame, my body, in an effort to put out the fire, giving a swish, that fanned it Into a conflagration. The laughter of the lookers on sud denly gave way to anxiety, and sev eral men rushed to my assistance. But by this time the flames had ac quired considerable headway, and the task was a difficult on. My tall feathers were all aflame and those on my back were belug Ignited. A thrill of horror passed over those standing about me. The women, in their flimsy costumes, drew back, while the men pushed forward toward me. One, who was dressed as an Indian, took a blan ket from his shoulders and wrapped it about me, while the others kept pluck ing the burning tall feathers. This saved me from death, but not from burning. My back and my legs were' seriously scorched. I was led out of the hall, and I remember seeing among the throng of horror stricken faces that of Sue Gwinne. the very picture of remorse and despair. The incident finished tbe ball before It had well begun. I was told after ward that a few persons remained and attempted to carry on the dances, but tbe fact that I was known tq have been badly burned took the spirit out of tbe affair, and before midnight all was dark which rhonld have been a brilliantly illuminated scene of gayety. It was a month before I left my room. I confess I acted very badly to ward tbe perpetrators of what though Intended for an innocent joke, very nearly became a frightful tragedy. Sue sent me word of her dlKtress and beg ged that she might be permitted to do something for roe. But, believing that her action toward me had been in tended to be contemptuous, I did not find it in my heart to forgive her. I showed my spleen by making no reply intercede for her, but I was adamant It was not .the burns that restrained my forgiveness, but the fact that my love ho I considered hud been spurned. Finally my chum Dan Wilson, whose opinions bad great weight with me, told me, that while Sue's act was to b considered as foolish and reprehensi ble in the extreme, the whole affair had been conceived In a spirit ot mis chief, and had no bearing whatever on her feelings toward me, unless it might be construed to indioate that she was favorably inclined toward me. He represented that the poor girl was suffering Intensely tn consequence of her act and my treatment of her was little short of cruel. , So I wfote Sue that I had come to the conclusion she had meant neither harm nor disrespect In providing m with a bird of paradise suit and firing the tail feathers, and begged that aba would not distress herself further about it especially since my wound were nearly healed. This brought her to see me. Kneel ing beside me, she took my hand and wet it with her tears. I withdrew my hand for the purpose of lifting her face and made bold to kiss away ber tears. Any contemptible cause Is good enough to bring about an understand ing between lovers, and the ignition of the tall feather of my bird of paradise suit caused fire of another kind to burst into flame In two hearts, mice and Bus's. For once, and for once only, I had the advantage of ber. But even this occasion was short lived. We have been married' hut five years and al ready she has contrived to throw upon me tbe blame of that affair. She says that "had 1 not been such an uppish sort of a fellow there would have been no inducement for a girl to take the upplshness out of me." Feb. 13 in American History. 1805 David Dudley Held. Jurist born in Haddam, Conn.; died 1W. 1&43-Ou.modore Is;ia- Hull, Ameri can naval hero, commander of the famous frigate Constitution, died; born 1773. 1897-John Itandoiph Tucker, a noted Virginian, died; born 1:5. Gener al Joseph O. Shelby, celebrated west of the Mle-sLsMppl as a dash ing Confederate cavalry command er, died: born 1S31. If you know how to upend less than rou get you have tbe pnilosopUer ateo.rra8hUa.