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THE ARGUS. PoblUliMl 'early at 1614 Second ave o. Rock Islana. Ill (Entered at tba etolBc aa sacond-claaa matter.) Rk lalaa Master f th 4 rt4 BY THE J. YV. POTTER CO. TERMS To cents per wek, by cax rir. In .Rock Island. Complaints of tfeHvery aerrlca should fca made to tho circulation department, which ahoold also be notified In every Inajanc wbere It ta desired to hare paper dlacontlnaed. as carriers hare no authority In the premisea All eomnttinlcatlona of a rgomentatlve character, political or religious, mast hara real name attached for publica tion. No such artlclea will ba printed tver fictitious slris&tnraa. Tetonnonea In all departments: Cen tral Union. West 145. 1145 and 1144; Union Electric. S14S. Wednesday, April 23, 1913. Days like these remind that the In dian knew how to live. J. P. (Morgan's wealth Is estimated at llOo.WW.OOO. Ia there economic Jus. tioe in the accumulation of such fabu lous wealth in the hands of one man? This U Dpogias day In Springfield. Those who pay tribute to the memory of the great patriot Douglas honor themselves. "Never btrrry," in the advice of Sir William Osier. Yet In this era of au tomobiles It js best to be reasonably spry in crossing a street. .Next year the people will elect 32 I interested parties who Want to re senators by direct popular ballot, and j ceive some special privilege to the rtate primaries will lie held generally. ; advantage of their pocketbook at the The man who doean't vote ought to go expense of the rest of the country, cut of fashion. . The sugar man can figure out that i hteh priced supar is to the advantage Tennessee's executive and legislative tangle is so serious that the governor may veto 1 bills. They oali this a deadlock, but it looks more like an ava lanche of buathem. Tfc. . ' ' . , , The Taber Lumber mill at Keokuk mills are going out of business. Iowa s sole survivor of this great industry is I the Atlee mil at Kt. Madison, and its days are numbered. At present the wireless works over an average space of 3.CHX1 miles, but an American inventor thinks he has a i plan to utilize a around the world. In j the whole ranpe of electrical science I mankind is waitinir and readv to ho 1 O'ivlnced. The torles' prediction of ruin to Eng land to follow adoption of the lib erals' policies is, like all tory predic tions, proved untrur. Government fig ures show practically no unemploy ment last year beyond what was caused by the tea" strike. Corporations' net earnings increased by $250,000,0(10 in 1:U2 over H'll. and the government's ini re ised revenue is therefore J2.fi0n.n00. That predictions of dire calamity to corporators to fol- low their strict regulation were with- out foundation is ;!tes id figures of their growth. in these ; " " ". j cial privilege, and we are afraid that TI1K I'KOI'l.lU'tl't.r.. ; these special privileges are frequent- Colonel Moriarity of the 7th ir.fan- ' !y boucht either directly or indirct try, Illinois Na'ic.rtal Cuard. threatens ' ly. and v. e think that in principle it to prosecute ruipoyers who have dis- Is wrong to give any line of industry -charged certain of their employes wl.o a spec ial privilege at the expense of are enlisted in the national j;uard and the communi'y at large. We think "who were absent from their positions that free trade is right in principle fo lon; beta ise'i'f the flood service n; aid hr-n e we want it as the ultimate Cairo i re., nit on ali commodities and on ail ., These men who went to the front in the very unpka.-aiu flood ( an-.pu-n ; left clean ar.d coxfora;. occupr. tions: U ft their hntr.es ar.i n;!' c?cd their domes-tic and business, duties at "home in response to the rail for he!;) from the women ar.d cKh'ron of the . flood-strii ken districts ?ho;''.d be ro t'cted. Any employer who d.fcharges a man for such aervice observes to he con demned and pilloried Strength to Ociorel Moriarity'? good 'right arm, and if f miftak" not his r.ame, he is some fif titer. This thing of pena!!zir.s patriotjc service and punishing men for hero Ism mils: be stopped. THK 8lli:Ki' A.M III V. tiO.VIS. The progressives have an opportu nity to show their sinot rity by fol lowing the leadership of President Wilson. This, they may rest assured, t ie bourbons will not do. The agents of "privilege" will oppose President W Uaon because he is genuinely pro- greasive. As Uie Chicago Pubi c sug- Itesta: "It is the duty of progressives of every party to support every pro gressive action or policy of President Wilson. This is Senator LaFoliette's declaration, and it discloses a politi cal vision without a flaw. So long as President Wilson holds as true to the progressive course as he has so far shown his purpose of doing, the po litical sheep will be distinguished from the goats, not by party labels, but by the help they give him or the hindrance they offer." OPPOBrCSfTY OF THKTI'RK. Id a recent dispatch Count Rcman ones, the Spanisii premier, was quoted as saying that a wonderful transforma tion bad taken place in Fpain since it lost Cuba. The "efforts of the Span lards sine then have been concen trated on the task of developing their ra country, and the old and primi tive methods of agriculture have giv en iiaie 10 scienti&c larnUEg, with, up- to-date implements, while mines that' wre carelessly worked hare been ays- j tematically developed, and manufac- tures have grown steadily. I It may be that the loss of most oi their possessions in Europe will hate the same effect on the Turks. There are men of brains among the Turks, as among all peoples, and they may be able to induce their countrymen to turn their attention now to the devel opment of their Asiatic possessions. Addressing a meeting before the Em pire club in Toronto a few days ago, TauCk Musarrij. who described him self as an American in education and ideas, although a native of Turkey, said that lus countrymen now had a grand chance to profit by the lesson that had been taught, and that if they devoted all their energies to the work, they could make of Asiatic Turkey a garden spot of the earth . The hold of the Moslem priests on the Turks has been stifling for cen turies, but there were evidences during the Balkan war that it is now loosen ing. Mr. Musarrij says that the lack of education among his countrymen has been due to the priests and he be lieves that the Turks will not much longer bet content to rf main in ignor-j anoe. ' , There is no doubt that the power ot I Mohammedanism has been greatlv weakened by the reverses the Turks j have sustained, and there ought to be, j in, the course of a few years, a good j field . for Christian missionaries In Asiatic Turkey. A BCSINK9S MAX OJS THE TARIFF The head of one of Dubuque's larg est manufacturing industries has giv en out for publication copy of a let ter which he has addressed to the dis trict's representative in congress and which was drawn forth by the re quests of protected manufacturers who take some of his company's pro ducts to lend his influence to secure retention of duties on their products: "We frequently receive letters from of the United States. The man who mines mica thinks the people should pay a high price for mica. The man who raises lemons in California thinks the people on the Atlantic coast should be forced to buy his California lemons. When Dubuque was mining ,Pad and Wack jack we thought that the rest of the United States should pay us for the privilege of buying this lead and zinc from Dubuque. "Machine tool manufacturers are i urrine urxin us the nw-pssiiv of kppn. ! ing a high tariff on machine tools, for ' fear that Germany or some other ! countrv mav Kimniv the American people with machine tools that might ! compete with ours. ! "We think it is wrong in principle i that the neonle should nav our mm. ! pany a premium for anything when ! lining. And it will attack it xunaa tiiere is a place in the world that I mentally. It will go to the farm thev can be served to better advan-! where the necessities of life are pro tpce. I-Yee tnide mit-ht knoi-k ns nut on ! some particular line of work, and if it does, then we would decide that those were right conditions and we! would turn our energies in some oth- j er direction. We are no! at ail afraid that we cannot serve the people in some manner to tne satislaction or bo:h' ourselves a;d them, and if we . . can rot serve them, then it is not the fawn of the people, but simply a hard 1 "ln ,'lf t l!lal wt are noT Klvin" irr. anil uc do not deserve to he raid for something we do not produce. We tiiink that a high tariff is simply spo- I t ch ;' work. When trade is artifi-fi-tlly driven in any direeMon, it is our opinion tr.at it will ultimately result t li'o injury of the many and the proi;t of the few." Not many manufacturers we dare s,i are writing letters !.ke the fore- go:::g to their congressman because i; few of them have the unselfish ness to concede that if free trade : lo'ild take away their trade in one ; : t i jlar 'ir.e. "we would turn our Miccic. in another diree-tiou." and "we sre not r.t a!l afraid that we can not serve th? p-'c-pie in some other direction." and "if we cannot serve them, it is simply a hard, cold fact that we are not giving them service." The Field of Literature Scribner'a Magazine. The May number of Srribner's magazine, with is continuation of John : l.ov life of a Man":, Mrs. Wharton's j "The Custom of the Country," and its J short s'ories. is notably strong in jits fiction. Mr. Galsworthy's story' hc a unvera! appeal, and it gives early promise of being the most popu- : strong ronv7cuns, nrm in me-ir in lur story he has ever written. Mrs. j and dishes, and with large and de Wharton's presentation of certain , voted Rowings, aspec's of American social life in Us I VZVrr2r. stories. Another installment from th -i t 1. ei,... r:r v .. i;::;:: :: describing English .uarly interesting for iving his impressions friends, is particu a ".cng letter g of a visit to the home of Huskin, and of Ruskin's character, which was so little understood by many of his con temporaries. Tne author of "Modern Painters" presented a very attractive personality to his friends. There j another letter about Carlyle. one of the author's warmest friends, whose kindliness and dalighcful sense cf hu mor, as revealed in these letters, make the reader see him in a new and gen ial light. Captain Bill Nichols, commander of The Genial Cynic BY CHASLES GRANT MTLT.ER. YELLOW SERMONS. NEW York clergyman who was once called "picturesque" and liked it and seems ambitious to live up to the reputation, had been regaling his congregation with this salacious bit of scan A dal: "At a recent luncheon in this city 24 very young women of good families drank 36 bottles of champagne, and 15 of them smtked seven dozen cigarettes. The alarming increase of the drink habit among wom en in America is a national crime." The picturesque minister may believe this to be true. Nobody else is required to do so. All open-minded pwsons are free to regard it as merely a sensational straining for notoriety. When Information was sought of him as to when and where the al leged function took place and who the accused young women were, the Rev. Sensationalist took refuge in the new benefit of clergy. He said that he could not honorably divulge even the name of his informant. "Don't-tell-who-told-you" always gives a suspicious character to infor mation. It usually covers a lie as well as cowardice. The scandalmonger, whether in the pulpit or elsewhere, who is ready enough to make shameful charges but gives no opportunity for their inves tigation and possible disproof has close fellowship with the sneak who stabs in the back and takes to his heels. A minister of the gospel who in his aeainst societv, which he does not absolutely know to be true, and which he is not readv to back up, lends to his and sacredness of seeming religious ' CAPITAL COMMENT BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER, CONGRESSMAN FROM THE FOUR TEENTH DISTRICT. (Special Correspondence of The Argrus.) Washington, D. C, April 21. What will be easily ' the most important bureau of the department of agricul ture is the rural organization serv ice now being or ganized by the new secretary, David F. Houston. The bureau ot rural organisation is the. idea Secre- tary Houston brought with him when he came from St. Louis last month to take charge of the de partment. Through the aid of the general ed ucation board Dr. Houston was en abled to put his CLYDE ML idea into effect al- TAVEKNER most as soon as he arrived in Washington In a short whlle the rural organization service w111 its place as one of the most important factors in national life. Dr- Houston's plan has the hearty support of President Wilson, The P" Purpose of tthe new service is to attack the high cost of uuceu J 3 per one ot the cniei tactors in the high cost of living is the fact ; tiiat production has not kept pace , wlln demand. The aim of the new service is to mke the farm more attractive, and in this statement is included the i scores oi rsiorms wnic.n economists i . . ... t I- . - l . . , . ..wrrjnn f , - fill 1 I lifn ' . - ! It includes better schools, better roads, wider distribution of agricul-! tural technical education, more . ...... . . nm-i uvjilci mo; nctuif, wuuninij, viv-o er relations between producers and consumers in short, all of the activi ties for rural betterment now scat tered through a score of official and 1 PRESIDENT WILSON'S LEADERSHIP Harper's Weekly.) President Wilson will need to con tinue to exercise a great deal of tact if he is to secure the legislation he desires and keep his b( Id over the party. lining on the ground and with- in sisht of the players where every j ment service has been prac'ieally move can be seen. Washington will ' closed to mrn of the opposite political watch with absorbing interest whether j faith. It is natural that democrats the breach between the party leaders j should now want the offices and resent is healed or widens as time goes on. j the thought of republicans being kept The relations between Secretary cn tho payroll while they, after tho Bryan and Speaker Clark and between j heat and burden of battle, still go un Secretsry Bryan and Mr. Underwood t rewarded, yet, Mr. Wilson is placed are wei! known, and i: is perhaps the j in a peculiarly delicate position. The first time in American nistory at the i spirit of progress Is against treating openirg of an administraticn thai the j the government service as political first member of the cab.net was Tict on speaking terms with the speaker of the house or representatives or the official leader of his party in that bedy, and it took a great deal of courage on the part of the president, knowing the circumstances as they are. to risk the experiment. There need not be much official intercourse between the secretary of state aad either Speaker Clark or Mr. I'Tsder wocd, bu they will constantly be thrown in contact, and either their differences will be harmonized or the bitterness will be.greaf.y increased. They are men of positive character. -' " M. ! cbase- artist- tells "A Yankee j i prir" i si r.iA cait f th! i day. of authorized piracy em the high j seas. His adventures recall stirring times in the history of American sea - I men. Kmpst PeiTOttrt riinttniiefi his' pleasant journey in South America by describing h!s impression of "South Per and Areouipa." With the pros- i New York Judges Laeembe, Coxe, pect cf the early opening of the Pan-! Xoyes and Ward filed in the United ama canal these articles have a pecul- j States district conrt a memorar. :ra iar timeliness. There are short stories j saying they were divided in the gov by Beatrice Harraden, author of lernment's Sherman lawsuit against the "Ships thai Pass in the Night," "The J Periodical clearing house and other Bach Double Concerto ra D Minor," j defendants constituting the BO-called the atory of two musicians, and byjir.Bgaz'ae trust. They will send the ,Ury of a ola dary aad hu horse. nn tTT uouciic.u. uir ji.BLia. u - n pulpit makes shameful accusations gross human instincts the force fervor and divine sanction, semi-official organizations will be con centrated in this one bureau. The task will be a tremendous one.' The work is big enough to enlist the attention of a whole federal depart ment Waile the stated purpose of the service is abstract, in actual work the bureau "will get down to cases." It will teach better rural life by ac tual demonstrations. While no specific plans have yet been made, it is expected that the service will conduct actual model schools in different sections of the country. It may construct model country roads for demonstration pur poses. By actual demonstration it will show how the rural school can become the fam neighborhood cen ter where the country population can go for entertainment, instruction and social intercourse. Marketing associations will be studied, and the service may organise cooperative marketing associations of farmers along model lines. The whole purpose of the work will be to stimu late the movement from the cities back to the farms and to check the opposite movement. Success in this work would be to increase farm production and thus bring down the cost of living. "We are not predicting that this work will result in a reduced cost of living," said Secretary Houston. "The cost of living is the result of such diverse and intricate causes that it is impossible to predict the result of changing any one of them. We only hope to do some good. We might be getting real results and then other circumstances might offset all we could do. The price of gold might continue to decrease, for instance. We see certain needed reforms and we are going to try and make them." Because of the niggardliness of the . , , 1 - - - government towara salaries oi scient ists it is next to lnipossioie tor me departments to hire men of note in the scientific world, or to keep men peo-latter they become eminent wnne in the government service. Only occa sionally do such men as Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, for instance, consent to serve the people on a government salary, and then only through sheer patriotic love of their work. The rock on which more than one ' president has gone to disaster is the e distribution of patronage, and this is especially so after a party has been in power many years and the govern- j plunder or the making of appointments j without) regard to fitness. ajid with that theory of government Mr. Wilson has no sympathy. He has shown great deliberation in making his appoint ments, he knows that if he wanted to make a clean sweep it would be Im possible, for the government can no more substitute inefficienis for trained men than can a private establishment. Not to give party workers what they beMeve is juFtly their due is to chill their enthusiasm, to satisfy their de mands is to risk the criticism of the "better classes." But while the party workers always go to the polls, the "better classes" often content them- day play golf. Thomas Nelson Page contributes one hi. chaxac enstic southern poems, 1 De -sile. In the Field of Art Tart writes of Houdon, tb ! great whose E'ta Ue j of Washington HU of Franklin ' oriH th .!.," ' I ' anri nther fumruia Amon.,.- m.bn vi. .... j njg.orT j . -n m ttp niran vriTfia aitnmmA 'eouxt Tor review. i WHEf The Value of Hope. How drear a place the world would be If all who fatl to win success Permitted all the rest to see The evidence of their distress! Bow fortunate it is that men So often hide the sriefs they hear oo orien still try nraveiy wren i Their breasts are laden with despatr. j How few men eyer would achieve The victories thr.t are so sweet If each should let the world perceive Whenever he had met defeat! How few men wmiH he deemed sublime By those whose hearts are moved to sonK If each sat crumbling every time His heart ached or his plans went, wrong. How Kttle there would be to praise How much to keep us plunged in gloom If each but waited all his days To hear the dreadful crack- of doom! 'Tie well that men conceal despair When stubborn fate has used them ill; Why not. if you have woes to bear. Assist by seeming hopeful still? Mere Opinion. It always makes an old lady angry when the papers publish another wo man's portrait taken from a photo graph made twenty years before. The people who made the English language builded wiser than they knew. Think of tho poetry that would be written if there were more than three or four words to rhyme with love. It doesn't take long to spoil a boy by giving h'm everything he wants. People who are gifted with imagina tion have an immense advantage in being able to dream of the happiness that might be theirs if things were not as they are. The Miner's Daughter. "Ah," said the count, "zis ees not ze lady I would have for my wife. She ees what you call plain." "But her father owns a coal mine," replied the general manager of the International Title and Trust Syndi cate. "I care not for zis gold mine. I " "Not gold mine. I said coal mine hard coal." t "Ah, my dear friend! How beauti ful zis lady ess! My heart he what you call leap wis love!" The Real Need. 1 UV cc- it I by a germ. V. ha: a hue thing it wouM be if .-e could find something I to kill the thitg." "Oh, no. I know something finer than that. Think how much nicer it would be if we could all find some way to gratify it." Immune. "I oft," said the political aspirant, "feel sorry for the great men whose names are given to so many children that turn out to b scalawags." "It is tough.'' yelled a distributer under the gallery, "but never mind, You'll never have to be pitied on that account." Really Cruel. "I have lost my heart, ' said the man who wore shoulder straps, but had never sni3ed he smoke of bat tle. "Well, you needt't search me," re plied the girl. "I'm not making collec tion of bogus war relics." V yCVt --- a Doing Weil. "Young man." said a rich and pom- ' pens old gentleman. "I was not always thus. I did net always ride in a mo tor car of my own. When I Erst start- i ed in life I had to walk." "You were lic'xy," rejoined the young man. "When I firit started I bad to crawl. It ttok me a long time uoieamto w.i Can You Blame Him? Ftp YOU look CiJE Whaft ta T n r. A r V ji lthtnrni4it-iia r,jav arA today he sued me for yesterday ana toaa, ne suea me tor libel. 11 - oen.ua. At oi cilia In Hiarntz $arate. the great musician, was once alied a gen- l.w by a famous critic. Ij.jt Saras.r frowned rnd sLo.k his hesd.. ceren ye:in I 'e pwciired fuurtt-n . . . . LA The Daily Story THE CHERRY TRAP BY CLARISSA MACXIE. Copyrignted. 1913. ty Associated Literary Bureau rrofesor Nash pedaled slowly down ' the country road, a watchful light in his grave eyes. .The professor was on mis chief bent for it was cherry time, and the scholar loved the delicious fruit : i beyond any other variety. Moreover, ' his appetite couid not be satisfied by the hanoi ome cnerries that were dis- ! piayed in fiat Ixiaos on the fruit stands. ! No exotic fruit f'T him. His must be ! thc juicy oxheart such as grew on his j father's farm ami whose recollection , spoiled the fla. or of any other fruit for , him. He had chosen to spend his vacation j In the nest vilia.se to the one in which : he had been born. His father's farm j had Ion? since passed into strangers' i hands, but the cherry trees still stood ; there in a long row along the fence. ! If it had been delightful to escape from : his dull boarding house in town to the : country Tillage it was paradise to , leave tl-e village behind and speed ; oTer the highway toward "home." though there was nothing left of the 1 old lift: save the place itself. His par- I ents were in California rejoicing in the j mild climnte so different from the rig- j ors lf the east, and brothers and sis- ters.tvere scattered here and there, j He was the only unmarried one. and he ' declared himielf a confirmed bachelor. ! It was moonlight, and perhaps you j can guess what the professor was go- j ing to do. He was going to sneak Rlong under tlie stone wall that bound-' ed yhis old home and climb up into the third tree from the south end the great oxheart tree and have his fill of '. the fruit. j As he leaned his wheel against the ' wall be was devoutly hoping that the Whitsens. who now owned the place, i ....ii i,i, v. . ",u 1 " !"."" cherries. With one bound of his well developed ' body he was on the top of the wall. FWr, III I'OMIXO DOWN, Hi placed his hands on two large limbs a hove his head ami drew himself up to that point where half a dozen lateral bram-hes met the main trunk, .lust then Hi." tiiiexpel(d happened. Something stringy and netlike fell over I his head and shoulders, and something firm and unyielding gripped him tight : ly, pinnintr his arms to his sides. He was sitting ii the crotch of Ihe tree, and this unseen trap held him closely to the tree trunk. "Thundering cats!" he yelied in the : most undignified manner, and his ex elamation was answered by n subdued chuckle overhead, and at the same time the leaves rustled and a cherry slruek his head and bounded off again. "What's all this, anyway" demand ed Professor Nash, with Just indigna tion. "Can't a man pick his own" j He' stopped short there and hit his lips. ; "Are they your cherries':" called a I j girl's leasing voire overhead, from thai j tree top. Fteally I thought they be- j ion serf to Mr. Whitsen." The professor was twisting his neck j for a glimpse of the speaker, tor he: was aware that hr voice was the sweetest he h id ever heard, and it i seemed to drop right out of the skies. "How about my getting out of this ! trap 7" he asked at length when he had j tested the strong Hot (Mid the rigid iron j j bunds. i "I'm sorry until I'nele but you'll have to wait P.en comes back ffti prayer meeting. He has the key that! unfastens the trap. I hope you're not; uncomfortable." j "X(i-o-o." hesitated ihe professor. "I : am not uncomfortable, but, you see, I came after cherries, von know." I "It is after y v.;,. ,.r too bad to lie deprived of tbem on have taken so much trou ble." sympathized the girl, though he was sure there was a laugh in her vr.iee. "Iiid you say you ate cherries from this 'ree when you were a hoy 7" The professer related his story, told who he was and why he came and even went so far as to expit.in how he expected to b transported ro his boy- h ' "1 :'. :rc .is s-x-'i n tli fir- lnu oxneart nan p;;s.-ea n;s nps. lo turtnei establish his identity the professor re- ia'ed many anevdotes of his lX)jhKd and described every nook and cranny of the o.d home, so that his fair com- (anion was fain to l.elieve his story. "I'm afraid you've a tedious wait be- ,ou." she said. "The last bell is ' v- i , ringing now. ou must have met uncle on Lis wav to meeting. i . . . . j I met two people in a top buggy i drawn iy a wttite Horse, ' saia tne pro- lessor. 1 "i"bat would be Uncle lie i and Aunt; ; Minnie. Can you stand it another; f Ton w;n remain liere, too. Raid' V'TllS. so a, to . , . . . . MM . 1 . a-. .- i 1 M HE WABNKU. watch over you. I suspect you sre very clever Indeed, and you might de vise some way to free yourself from the trap. If yon did that Unrie Ben would be broken hearted, he is so proud of the invention." The professor blushed in the moon- lijht. because he hud already diseov- ered that by straining every effort of bis great muscles he could free hlm- self from his londs in three minutes, "How about the little boys he catches? . suppose Uiey yell so loud you are 1... .a i- i i plan to release tnem noiore ir.ey nave time to esamiae the trap, eh?" "That's just it. and they do howl fearfully, poor little chaps." Suppose I were to howl fearfully. What would be the result?" 'It would be without avail unless some passerby heard you." she laugh ed merrily. "In the meantime I am apparently talk!ng to the moonlight," observed tho professor. "I am picking cherries for yon. T know Uncle Ben will be sorry and want to load you down with them." Presently she spoke again. "I'm com ing down;" and almost Instantly the branches brushed his cheek and he was conscious that a slender, while mbed form was balancing itself beside him. "I am Mr. Whltsen's niece. Elsie Whitsen." said the girl, and the pro fessor acknowledged the Introduction with as dignified a bow as he could manage within the folds of his net. He wished sincerely he could see the girl's eyes. All he knew was that phe was dark, and when her profile was outlined once against the trunk of the tree, which was white In the moon- ... . . i. ngnt. ne Knew wnn a mnmpnnnt uirwu ; of the heart that his hour had come. In the crook of one arm she carried a basket, and he could see that it was heaped with cherries. I'nder his weight the branch on which he stood swayed downward, letting a stream of moonlight full upon ber. In the distance the village church clock struck the half hour. "I do hope uncle's trap will not er eanse yon much inconvenience." ven tured Elsie. "Do you snppose I might release you? Perhaps If you could tell ' me how" "Perhaps it would be better to watt till Mr. Whitsen comes and let him open it with his key, then the trap need not he injured," returned the pro fessor hastily. "Besides. I must make my apologies to your uncle." "It is too bad. said Elsie reflectively. "Your evening has been spoiled, and you haven't had any cherries after all." "Not one." "You mav have this basketful. T shall put it down there by your blcyclQ on the wall." "You are not going down now?" he said with alarm. "I must. I will stay at the foot of the tree and tell Uncle Ben you are here as soon as he returns." She slip ped out of his sight, and presently ber voice came up from below. "I will ex plain it to Uncle lien as soon as he re turns, and that will shorten your im prisonment." "It has not seemed long." protested the professor, conscious of his loosened bonds. "Here they come now," called the girl. And he heard her walking toward the house. There w-aa the sound of a distant col loquy, and then heavy steps came and stopped under the tree, and somebody propped a ladder against the trunk. "I weigh "i ) pounds, voting man, and if I make a misstep here tonight It means a serious business for me." said a hearty voice, with an attempt at growl. "If you're going to steal cher ries why don't you come Just after dark, when the hired man's around no he can pull you down?" The ladder creaked. . The professor grew anxious for the man's safety. Confession was the only course. "I can come down alone," be ailed hastily. "I thought you was caught!" ex ! claim the farmer. "I've managed to loosen the trap so I I can get my arms free. There ugh!" , With a mighty effort the professor shook off the cleverly contrived trap, and it rattled among the branches. "I'm coming ifowri," ha warned, and so presently he stood at the foot of the tree, making elaborate apologies to the owner of the tree, who accepted them with great good nature and Invited him into the house to eat cherries wltb Elsie and her aunt. Th::t was the first of many visits to the farm. "Confound that chap. Min nie!" Mr. Whitsen said one day. "I believe he was liose all the while he was up that tree." "What makes you think so, Ren?" asked his gentle wife. "Because:" said Uncle Ben. with a sly glance at his pretty niei, who Mushed warmly. f Later, when they were married. Mr. Whiiseti kissed the bride and whis pered In her pink ear: "Thtinderation. Elsie, when I set that clrerry trap I didn't think I was trap plus a husband for von!" April 23 in American History. j 1S13 Birth in Brandon. Vt. of Stephen j Arnold Douglas, statesman and po j Htical rival of Abraham Lincoln; "I,fu nt '-""'ago June .5, 1SU1. ! imvi-Thi. r,inn. it r i ..., , U ....,. :.. n....- -!'. ,i,,i, uici 111 till I itr- j fon died- born WO 19f)6F;rmlr ylUoi, Stat fjnat0r William M. Stewart of 'eria itiA in VnhinKton: rn 1S27. & M" tt U- " Tk'