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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDXESDAT, MAT 28, I91&.
THE ARGUS. Published doily ml Hi Second ave ue, Rock Xstenl.. TO. (Enters at the poatoffloe as Mcoad-elut matter.) BY THE J, POTTER CO. TR3fS Tea cents per week, by eer rter. In Reek Island. . Complaints of delivery service should be 'Bade te tbe circulation department which should alee be notified In every iaetaaoe where It Is desired to have . paper discontinued, as carriers have no authority In "the premises. An communications of arrnmentattve character, political .or r ell annus, teast have real nam Attacked for publics- tloa, No such articles wlU bs printed ever flctlUois siaifhturea. Telephones In an departments: Cen tral Union. West 145. 1146 and ill S. C TRADES (ffig?) COUNCIL XI Wednesday, May 28, 1913. Crush the lobby that is seeking to crush the people. Have yon placed your automobile at the disposition rf the disabled old soldiers Memorial day morning? Let the people own the ball park and contiguous territory embraced In the tract at present held for athletic purposes at Eighteenth avenue and Ninth street The Ohio workmen who have mort gaged their homes in order to con tribute to funds for flood protection give an example of public epirlt that will be hard to beat. The new republic of China is rais ing no troublesome questions, on the subject of race superiorities. If any nation wants to settle the matter by a comparison of numbers China is ready for the count. Then, too, one would naturally have thought the excitab'.e ex-president would have been content in compell ing the newspaper which he accuses of libeling him to prove its charge, rather than placing himself on the defensive at the outset. It may be expected that the calam ity howlers of the republican faith will now be attributing the finan cial reverses of the Frisco and its sub sidiary line, the Chicago & Eastern Illinois railway, to the fact that a democratic naticnal administration Is in power. By a popular subscription of its citizens Dayton, Ohio, has raised $2, 000.000 to bo epent on safeguards against future floods. It 13 a pleas ure to help those so ready to help themselves. Daytcn can learn from Galveston that flood prevention is en tirely practicable. KVKil ALEUT TO THE l'EOPLt'8 INTfclKKSTH. Ever alert tp the people's IntereEts, Congressman Clyde H. Tavenner,was quick to respond to President Wilson's warning sounded from the Walte house as to the unscrupulous wcrk of the lobby that la seeking to defeat the tariff before the senate. reform measure Accoraing 10 yesterday s Associated Press dispatches, Tavenner Introduced Id the house a stringent rcaolulion for an Inquiry into the lobby and no doubt a thorough investigation will be made. It is the practice and policy that Tavenner Is pursuing, and has always pursued, of being wide awake and al ways on the job that has given him his standing in Washington. It is such a type of a man that the people, depend upon, and may well de pend upon, to safeguard their inter ests. COUNTKV AMD CITY IS JOlIt MALI e) 31. "Where will most of the students in the sohools of journalism do tho.r life Iwork? queries the Kansas City Star. Almost certainly in what is call ed the country prets. Perhaps not at first net until It is more generally , understood that there is no essential difference between city newspaper work and country newspaper work, t X city newspaper, to be most sue ! cesstul and moat serviceable, must be a local newspaper. And that is what ; a country newspaper is. The develop ment cf the newspaper of the town or email city is going to be more and more what it has become already, the most significant development in the whole field of the American news paper. Ttere is not the smallest conflict between the metropolitan newspaper nd the town newspaper. It is notable tht where a central big city is best lerred by Its own newspapers there the surrounding small cities have the best class of local papers. It is the ambition of many writers 9t cltf Bewaptpers to own A news peper la a email city. For one thing, that wrltr have learned that there JltUe or nothing that they have written about, in nay department of the big papers, hat has net re cor responding Interest (or the Utile pap pr, 'Charles 0, R, an assistant pro fetter of Ue illourl University Ichcel of. Journalism' naa shown In an admirable f bulled iUj, tU subjects tt tflwa. interest we -Intrinsically tbe anr..M Ho subject of city Interest. POMWsltor .Williams of that school, l&Q?WMfvry6rs ft country editor f Mlwflujt .ajnd Will" Aliep Wfcl.te, Pba U ft CPa&try editor of Kansas, MY ba ftite t9. Pre tbt rcegnisei personality ftn& wide social influence ir ft well.wltUa tte reach pr vae i iUtk tslaa Beseto ef tka A ! . W. country journalist as of the city Jeurn-1 alia a n H Vi Miintev 4nn T i f a a potentially the same except or the adjectives. COCL.D JAPAN MAKE; WAR? Many of the leading newspapers of the country have pointed to the ab solute absurdity of any person Jap anese jingo or other lunatic trying to make the California alien land law a causus bellum. The New York World presents some interesting facts and figures thus: The full naval balance stands: United Japan States Dreadnaughts 2 8 Other battleships .... 13 24 Cruisers 27 25 Torpedo boats and de stroyers 112 61 Submarines 13 23 Total tonnage 471.962 763.132 Only in the class of torpedo boats, whose radius of action is short, is the Japanese navy superior. In strik ing power it is far outclassed. Japan's war debt is already crush lng. The average laborer of Japan, earning 20 cents or less a day must work more than one month every year to pay his family's share of the $71,000,000 it costs to "carry" Japan's debt of 11.271,745,000. The average American workman, at 10 times the wage, need work but a little over half a day to pay his share of the $22,000,000 interest on the .debt of the United States. The contrast between the two na tions in flcan ial resources is striking' ly expressed in other terms. Ameri can commerce up to May 1 was $4,254, 000,000 in a year. Japan's in 1911 was $495,000,000. Japan's 5 per cent bonds tell below par.t Her 4 are 10 points below those of New York City. No more money could be borrowed upon such terms in case of war. Japan's credit would be dead. A short and certain road to financial ruin, ultimate defeat, political revolu tion and anarchy lies before Japan in a war upon the United States. LOVll'S DKAD HORSES. Why do men hate to pay alimony? True, they hate to pay anything, you might say. But why do men who can liquidate a gambling debt or a bar bill in a brave show of cheerful fcpirit, who can pay even a doctor bill or a millinery bill without grumbling overmuch, object so urgently to the payment of alimony that they are not only ready to go to jail, first but actually willing to stay in Jail tor weeks or months rather than settle? A judge asked a man the other day why he declined to pay his divorce court dues, already several months in arrears. "I will not." replied the delinquent. "The order is unfair. You can send me to jaa if you like." The judge could and did. Perhaps the answer represents the usual attitude of the alimony payer. He tells himself the bill is unfair. If he pays he pays under protest. If he does not pay he goes to jail sustained u' euuiiKng oeuer mat ne is a martyr to stiff-necked justice. If we ccu.d poll the famous alimony club in the New York tombs we should doubt- lefs be assured that alimony is basic ally wrong, fundamentally unfair, so erroneous in principle that no man of character should be a party to it. We need not go into that. The courts see to it that marriage main tains its proud position as the hardest kind of contract to break without paying suitable indemnity. That the party of the first part is so seldom willing to take the courts' word for the necessity cf the indicated contri- . but ion is rcarcely explicable as a mat-' ter cf rrinciii!e. We sugrer.i that ir ! ;s rather a matter of annosity . Fcr men pay taxes merely bet because they ere convinced they must, though they may deem the principle unfair. Nonpament would Fend them to jail; still thev pay because thev feel no particular enmity toward the state. B;it in the preliminaries precedent to the falling due of alimony certain acerbities are engendered. It seeniB fair to assume that hard feelings. alone impel men to refuse to pay alimony, though grim gray walls emphasize its inevitability. And i'.'s a pleasant thought that many men cf whom the public never hears probably walk rigat up to the clerk's desk once a month and pay their installment on love's dead bcrses without a murmur. RAVENOUS ESKIMOS." They Et and Digest Food That Would Kill an Ordinary Man. We bear mucb of American dyspep sia, but there is one native race of America that is certainly not troubled in this respect 4The Eskimo defies ail the laws of hygiene and thrives. He eats until be la satisfied, but Is said never to be satisfied while a shred of bis feast remains unconsumed. His capacity is limited by the supply and by that only. The Eskimo cannot make any mis take about the manner of cooking his food, since, as a rule, he does sot cook it Nor, so far as the blubber or fat of the arctic animal is concerned, is the Eskimo concerned about his manner of eating it Indeed, he may be said not to eat it at all. He cuts it into long strips an inch wide and an inch thick end thra lowers the strip down his throat as one might lower a rope Into a well Despite ail tils the Eskimo does net suCer from Indigestion. U can make s good meal. off the flesh and skin ef the wclros, jirorislon so hard end grit ty that la .cutUrg up the animal the knife must be continually sharpened. The Uttta of a little Eskimo child will, .It la said by "those" In a position to knew, meet In a bit ef walrus akin as the teeth of an American child would meet In the flesh of an apple. al theuf b the tide of the walrus Is frem half an Inch to an inch la thickness and bears considerable resemblance to the hide of an elephant The esklmo child will bite It and digest it and ner er know what dyspepsia means. Bar-pei-i Wee!j. . The Genial Cynic BY CHARLES GRANT MTT.T.KR. THE HAPPIEST AGE. Some sage has up to about fifty years ago was not worth living that only the inventions and institutions of the last half century hai e Uniortanrtely, guage the degree of happiness of any period, or even to define definite ly what happiness is. All we can know for certain is that the happiness of our times In the best that Is attainable to us and lucky is he who Happiness, like Its opposite health happiness, tnrough disappointment and misery. Man never knew he had such an organ as a stomach until Indigestion developed, - and -he never would realize happiness if there were not others worse off than him sell The masses of mankind, until this century almost t:&. J i dumb, now make known their sufferings and dissatisfaction. The woes of centuries are finding utterance in the free speech of our day. The wail may cause the unthinking to suppose that the sum of human happiness is sud denly obscured. But. to the contrary, the remedies following the better un derstanding of wrong conditions stead ily improve the conditions under which happiness may become more general. The more we hear of wrongs, the less wrongs we have. Philosophers may wrangle about it until doomsday and no- doubt they will but the age which knows the least earthly misery and woe is the one which has been longest dead, and the generation -that - really - knows what happiness is and can realize its possession is a long time yet unborn. CAPITAL COMMENT j BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER. CONGRESSMAN ij FROM ' THE FOUR- -" TEEXTH' DISTRICT. (Special Correspondence, of The Argus.) Washington, May 26. A few days ago I wrote an article depicting the unusually close comradeship existing between Champ Clark and his son, Bennett, which ap pears to have at tracted much at tention. H. N. Wheeler, editor of the Quin cy Journal, a close old time friend cf and one of the the Clark family, grand old editors of the etate of Illinois, relates the follow ing incident as hav. ing occurred In the city cf Quincy dur ing the last cam paign: "Last summer, as our people will 1211 V" CLYDE H, remember well, TAVENNER Champ Clark and his son were in Quincy. The speaker put in a strenuous day here, that day. Me made a short talk to the teachers in the high school auditorium: he Field of THE JUNE METROPOLITAN. A timely article on the internation al polo matches by Harry Payne Whit ney, captain of the American team, is one of the features of the June Metro politan. It is handsomely illustrated with drawings from photographs. "The Last Families of West Virginia," by Allan L. Benson, is an unusual "hum an interest" story of the recent coal strike. Arnold Bennett gives some informing opinions on his art in "Writ ing Novels," and Bayard Veiller's "How I Wrote 'Within the Law'" makes interesting reading. "Easy Money on the East Coast; Some (Things Wo Do Not Know About South America," is a constructive trade ar ticle cf exceptional interest There are sevep short stories in the June Metropolitan by Gouverneur Morris, Donald Haines, Richard Washburn Child and others, and the usual de partment and pictorial features. THE .JUNE STRAND MAGAZINE. In the June Strand the two serials "The Poison Belt," by A. Conan Doyle, and "Unto Caesar," by Baron ess Orcsy are continued, while "The i Wooing of Wee MacGregor," by J. J.) Bell is concluded. Among the articles is one entitled "Arts and the Artful," by P, Frankfort Moore, w.hich relates some amusing stories connected with the auction picture business. It is well illustrated by Dudley Hardy. "Some Gardening Experiments," by S. Leonard Bastin will fill the amateur with wonder, while "A Revolution in Rowing," by T. H. Brigg, the celebrat ed mechanical enginer, should attract the attention of all oarsmen. George Graves, the English comedian, contrib utes bis "Reminiscences," and leading athletes write of their "Best Achieve ments." There are several valuable scientific articles written In a popular style, which Rbould appeal to those who have a "thirst for knowledge." u MRS. WHARTON'S WOMEN. The two women most dlacussed among Mrs. Wharton's creations are Uly Bart of "The House of Mirth" and Undine Spragg of her new story, "The Custom of the Country," now running in Scribner'i Magazine. Thev re both tery modern types, both products of what Is called "So ciety," Mies Bart had family tradl Uoas, culture back of her, but ebe was a poor relMlpn of "good society," and tie 6trus1o to keep her place with out ftipgey aad with a conscienee end. ed tn a tragedy, Undine Spragg has CO tr&eitipBs, Js provincial to ft de grees but ebe fcas beauty, ambition, eiefpfpesa, is supremely selfish and not Pfc Slipped with scruples . when eho f eek w find ft way to the aceonv piisfeffieat . of tef ends, The people t&at F.P the wprid ef these two wjdefy contrasted women, their meth ods of life, tfaei? amusements and standards of conduct, the influence of money upon aU &cr Co, aord Xrg. arisen to remark that human life made life bearable. there is no way accurately to gets his share of It. ' health. Is known to us only through through disease and pain, and wrote a long reply to an authoritative interview just published with Presi dent Taft; he attended to a big bunch of correspondence; he received vis itors by the score; then we had to take him out and "show him the town," of course, and at night, he made a set address. That was some day for one man. During the afternoon, Bennett had to leave for him, and leaving time had come. The father and son were standing off in one cor ner of the speaker's reception room having a few parting words. I stood near, awaiting to break in and intro duce some one who wished to speak with Mr. Clark. Presently, the speak er stooped over, kiEsed . the boy on the cheek and said, "Good-bye, son." The boy turned and kissed the father and said, "Gcod-bye, father." Hardly anyone else in the room noticed it, but it impressed me as a miehtv sweet parting between the two, hew sweet the thought that came to me was this: If that should happen to be the last paring between the two, how sweet it was! Afterward, when we were slcne, I mentioned the parting to the speaker and he said: "I kissed him good-bye today, Mr. Wheeler, just as I did when he was a baby boy, three or four years old. I don't seem to know how to break, the habit and I don't believe I care to. Bennett is very close to me," Literature Wharton material for two very re markable novels of modern American life. Many readers have discovered the "reason for the title of the new story, "The Custom of the Country." There is no denying the truth of Mrs. Wharton's pictures; she knows her world as a great painter must know his palette. Lily Bart probably had the sVjinpathy of every woman who read her story, and it will be interest ing to see the impression that Undine Spragg will make upon readers. THE JUNE AMERICAN MAGAZINE. In the June American Magazine Ida M. Tarbell, writing about "The Hunt for a Money Trust," describes and criticises some of the workings of the New York stock market. In the same number Henry K. Pomroy, a former president of the stock exchange, re plies to Miss Tarbell. Other interesting serious contribu tions to the number are: The Remin iscences of Brand Whitlock, mayor of Toledo, Ohio; "Health and Horse Pow er," by Dr. Woods Hutchinson; "A Creed of Work for Women," by Laura Drake GUI; "The Joys ef the True Walker," by Walter Prichard Eaton; and "The Repertoire Theatre in Amer ica," in which the dramatic editor of the American Magazine makes a thor ough and entertaining report of cer tain aspects of the business of the stage. Fiction, notable for its liveliness and reality, is contributed by David Gray son, Arnold Bennett Stanley R. Os born, V. H. Cornell, James Francis Dwyer and Louis Graves. There is a great assortment of hu morous material, including contribu tions by James Montgomery Flagg, Ge lett Burgess and Kin Hubbard. The "Interesting People" depart ment and "The Interpreter's House" complete a splendid number. Babies and Walking. "While many mothers are prond of the child that can toddle aund the room when ten months old," said a doctor, "they should do everything to keep it from walking at that age. It is too young, and the bones of the leg and back are weak. Bowlegs and In some cases spinal curvature always re sult to tbe lifelong regret of the moth er. Many mothers take the child that Is just beginning to walk and exhibit it to the neighbors and relatives. Tbe occasion is one of rejoicing, bnt dire results are sure to follow if tbe child has been permitted to wslk too soon. Philadelphia Inquirer. . Kansas City After a dramatic scene in Justice court, where he was con fronted by his accuser, Jesse M. Shorv, wealthy mining man of Jopiin. Loun Watson, Itinerant preacher, held by the police for several days suspected of holding up a Kansas City Southern train and seriously wounding Short was released over the vehement pro teat cf Short. Pa is feeling; rather chipper; every day he wears- a smile. Though he has no public office and keeps working all the while: They have not Increased his wag-es, and they never will, I sruess. But his look Is always cheerful and he's full of hopefulness. His overcoat is seedy and his pants bag at the knees; We are not among the people wbo can travel over seas; The price of living's higher than It ought to be, 'tis true. But pa's clinging to his courage and he takes a hopeful view. The folks next door have lately had to cut expenses down; Tt seems they've been unlucky it's the talk all over town; They have sold their new electric ma pretends It was too bad So It seems pa needn't buy one, and It makes him mighty glad. The Point of View. "People talk about thirteen being an unlucky number," she eaid, "but I can't eay that I have found it 60. A year ago New Year's day I sat down to dinner where there were thirteen at the table." "And didn't anything happen?" her friend asked in amazement. "Oh, yes, considerable happened. The hostess and two of the quests have died since then." "Well, fcr goodness' sake, how can you say, after all this, that you don't consider sitting at a table where there are thirteen unlucky?" "Possibly it was unlucky for some of them," she said, seeming to reflect, "but it was my turn to entertain this year, and you see there were only ten to be provided for." Not Merely a Matter of Choice. "No, sir, you can't convince me that be is a real poet. His attempt to look like the traditional bard is too obvious. If he were not masquerading he would not feel called upon to let his hair hang down over his shoulders and wear a soft shirt thrown open at the front He would let his work instead of bis make-up speak for him." "But you must remember, my dear fellow, ihat his long hair and open shirt obviate the necessity of wearing clean collars." When She Wasn't "The Dribblesons have always been well off, I believe." "No, not always. I saw Mrs. Drib bleson once when she wasn't." "Why, I thought her father inherited his money." "Perhaps he did. The time I refer to was once when she had removed herself trom a car by stepping back ward." Unappreciated. He had a kind and gentle heart, He grieved to see men sad; He tried to play a noble part And sought to make men glad. He came with stories day by day And told them o'er and o'er To make men happier, and they Groaned: "Heavens, what a bore! His Liberal Spirit. 1 never knew him to refuse to give aid in what he considered a deserving case." "Did you ever know him to see what he considered a deserving case?" "Well, no, I don't believe I ever did, now that you mention it" .. ''i"-n ' Big Job. "I read somewhere the other day. that the German emperor has a hun dred and eleven different residences." "Goodness! I wonder if the poor em press has to find the help for aQ of them?" Not Juet What 6he Meant "It Is my aim in life," he said, "to do something every dp.y that will make men happier." "Ah." she exclaimed with great en thusiasm, "that must be why you keep so secluded." Punishment "What's the matter. Bans?", "Father caugbt me In the amoklng bis pipe." shed "Ah: So you got s good whacking, I suppose?" "No; father made me finisbit out" Fliegende Blatter. The Daily Story COUSIN DANNY BY CLARISSA MACKIE. Copyngnteo, Ills, vr Associated Literary Bureau. Whan risnne Rnlnnrt wnt tn uaii ? his fortune in the Klondike he carried with him the prayers and loving thoughts of his aunt and cousins with whom he had made his home since aa early orphaned boyhood. "We'll all ride in jiutomoblles when 1 come back!" shouted Danny over his shoulder to the little group on the sta tion platform,. Four long years passed after Danny went away to the gold country, and now toe Rolands bad news of bis homecoming. They had beard from him as often as the postal facilities would admit for sometime he was fnr from any station. At first he bad written of the country, the people, the strange, new life and of bis hopes for success. When he returned with the gold that must surely be his for the taking they would leave the little Cali fornia n home among the roses and fare fprtb to some large city of the eastern states where the greatest enjoyment is supposed to be extracted from the possession of money. That was dar ing the first two years. Since then Danny's letters bad been less confi dent and there was between the lines a vague, homesick longing that ten pelled Mrs. Roland to urge her nephew to return borne whether he bad attain ed his coveted object or not "Poor Danny,"" murmured Rose Ro land as her mother finished reading the last letter. "How eager he was when he went away from us and how THBEZ WOMEN WERE GATHERED TXTO BIB ARMS. hopeful bis letters have been! Just think of tbe hardships he canst have suffered in that cold, strange country!" Beth smiled softly. Sbe was the youngest and sbe bad missed Danny more than anybody else. To ber the tall, handsome cousin was a gallant knight gone forth to seek fortune for bis lady, who was imprisoned ia a rose embowered castle "He should be home by the 1st of May. Don't you think so, mother?" ask ed Rose from ber low seat near the open window. "At the very latest Now, daughters, remember that he must have a royal welcome, for think of his bitter disap pointment at his failure to succeed In his undertaking." - "I always feel that those who make the failures of life should receive the warmest sympathy and tenderest wel come," said Rose quietly. "It is easy to bear success, but failure borne amid tbe silence of friends is twice bitter." - All tbe way down In tbe train to tbo little bungalow on tbe outskirts of Los Angeles Danny Roland talked to bis traveling companion of the aunt and cousins whom he had left behind on his trip to the"-Klondike. Tbey were both tall, stalwart brown young men, with clear eyes and good, clean cut features. Tbey did not look like two disappointed gold seekers, yet that Is what tbey were. "You will be glad to see your folks again. Dan." said tbe other rather wist fully. "I wish there was a welcome waiting for me somewhere; but you know, all my people died before I left home. 1 must peg out a new place for myself In Los Angeles." "Then you're going back on yourl promise to go home with me?" demand ed Danny fiercely. "Not at all." explained Arthur Clif ford, "only I was Just moaning a little moon because I didn't have a loving aunt and two pretty cousins to greet me- It's fine of you. Dan, to ask me to go with you. I wish you wouldn't In sist on my accompanying you to tbe house tonight Surely they will want to see yon alone the first" "Shut up!" commanded Dan crisply. "Tbey will be delighted to see any man wbo saved my life. I hope you don't think 1 have forgotten about that tee gorge and bow you"-r "It's your turn to shut up." arionad bis companion, "if I'm not ousuact tela is Los Angeles, eh?" "Come on. then." And Danny wormed himself down tbe aisle as tbe train drew to a creaking, wheeling stsndi'Jll. After tbey had claimed1 their baggage and given orders for its delivery Danny's to his suburban home and Ar thur Clifford's to a convenient hotel tbey boarded a trolley car which would take tbem within a mile of their des tination. As tbe r wbizzed out Dsnny's heart beat faster and a slow red burned into bis cheeks. Els homecoming was a very different one from tbat be bnd plan ned four years ago. when the spirit of adventure laid a strong bold apoa bin afi4JedAbjjnjax.awar.frfiA tha jlaas yard and tbe little bungalow. Now be could see that he had, per haps neglected a son's duty in leaving the three women of his family to man age tbe vineyard as best tbey could with hired help while he went rainbow chasing to the cold regions of the north. Tbnt was what be called it "rainbow chasing." "and it is just aa -profitable." be muttered to himself as tbe car reached its terminus and tbey tumbled out Their way lay through hedges of wild roses and eucalyptus, fn tbe background were groves of orange and sunny slopes gray-green with young olive trees. There were the smell of honeysuckle and geranium and the song of many birds. The two young men swung along the beautiful highway, one with ifYap idly beating heart at the coming re union, the other with a pleasant sense of expectation in the new friends he was about to make. Surely .If tbey were Dan Roland's people they would be friends of his. During the long nights when tbe comrades had slept together in the . northern cold each had confided to t!: other nil his history, and Dan Ro land's had chiefly to do with his aunt and cousins, and he had talked so much about tbem that Arthur Clifford began to feel that be. too. was ac quainted with them. He bad almost fallen in love vdth sweet Rose, whose picture was included in the three which Dan treasured. "Here we are!" shouted Danny ex citedly, and he ran forward tbe last few steps that sepnrated them from a rustic gate set in a privet hedge, which in its turn was half smothered in Cherokee roses. Clifford hung back that his friend might have bis meet ing uninterrupted, and he bore no grudge that Danny forgot him for the moment Three women sitting in tbe veranda of tbe bungalow were gathered into his arms, and there were laughter and teors mingled with their Joy ous reception of the cousin who was more like a son and brother than a more distant relation. Clifford turned his back on the happyscene and look ed away over the flower decked fields. Danny'e voice brought; him up the graveled path to the foot of tbe steps, where be stood with bared head while he was Introduced to Mrs. Roland and ber two lovely daughters. "I am so glad tbat our little house Is roomier than It looks," said Mrs. Roland cordially. "Danny's friend must not think of going to a hotel, Mr. Clifford." Arthur Clifford expressed bis thanks .and was only too glad to accept the warm invitation to remain a little while. He had scarcely taken bis eyes from Rose's face, except when be saw that bis glance embarrassed ber, and then he stole a look now and then to satisfy himself tbat sbe was flesh and blood and not some beautiful creation or bis imagination which might vanish at any moment. Danny was relating to bis cousins the" story of how Arthur Clifford bad saved bis life two years. before and bow ever since tbat thrilling rescue tbey bad been cburas and inseparable friends. Beth sat entranced under the spell of bis graphic recital. This cousin was far handsomer than ber knight of the air castle, and ber maiden heart was stirred strangely. When tbey went in to tbe luncheon that Mrs. Roland bad prepared Danny paused for a moment with one band on tbe back of bis chair. "Aoot Ce Ila." he said soberly, ."this is a very different homecoming from tbe one I bad planned wben 1 went away. Do you remember my airy promises of automobiles and Paris gowns and a palace In New York, to say nothing of steam yachts and horses? Here I am, not a penny richer by my gold, digging, bringing a fellow prospector 1 borne with me. one whose fortune has been tbe same as my own. and yet you wet come us as if we were returning borne laden with Klondike spoils." He look ed around at tbe three loving faces with tear dimmed eyes. "But. Danny, dear," protested gentle Mrs. Roland, "you know we never cared about tbe money. We would rather have bad yov. with us than alt tbe gold In the world. Money Isn't everything, my dears." She smiled on them as tbey gathered around tbe ta ble, and sbe poured the tea while, ber eyes glistened with happiness. Tbe rose covered bungalow still stands behind tbe privet bedge. Mrs. Roland end ber youngest daughter and her daughter's husband live there, for Beth Is married to Danny. Not far away is another little home, wbere Arthur Clifford and bis wife. Rose, live an ideal existence among tbe roses. All about tbem spread ibe profitable vineyards and tbe sunny olive slopes. In tbclr hearts Is a great contentment tbat money cannot purchase. "We came back, practically poor men. yet we would not change places with tbe richest Klondike millionaire." Danny Roland said once, and Arthur Clifford emphasized bis concurrence In this statement with a look st bis baautlful wife. May 28 in American History. 1843 Noah Webster, tbe philologist and lexicographer, died; born 17&8. 1908 Lieutenant General Stephen D. Lee, distinguished soldier of the Confederate States army, died; born 1833. 1912-PreaWent Taft informed the Co ban government tbat tbe United States would not intervene la tbe negro Insurrection. Success in sweet, tbe sweeter If long delayed and attained through manifold struggles and defeats. A. Branson Al COtt. . i