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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. THURSDAY, JUL.T 17, 1913.
J
ARGUS.
. dally at 1824 Second ave-
Island. 111. (Entered at th
y as second-class matter.) ?
talaad Member of the Associated
rreaa.
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Ten cents per week by car
rier, la Rock Island.
Complaints of delivery service should
be made ti the circulation department,
which should al3 be r.ctllled In every
Instance where !t is desired to have
aper discontinued, as carriers have no
authority In the premises.
All communications cf argumentative
character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tion. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signature.
. Telephone in all departments: Cen
tra.'. Union. Vest US. 1145 and 1145.
Thursday, July 17,
1913.
Well, we were third on the map for
temperature yesterday, It that la any
satisfaction.
y enters a voting booth
n will say, "after you.
dam."
ir.eo ' J w. Perkins, during the cam
'made the ghost walk. Now
favelt Is going to see the ghost
) Senator Fall's suggestion that the
United States permit the shipment cat
arms to both sides in the Mexican
war reveals the senator's undisguised
-opinion of the Mexicans.
Jack Johnson's announced determin
ation not to return to the United
States is satisfying all around. More
than not caring if he "neber comes
back." Americans are concerned that
he never shall.
The1 Banana-Buyers' Protective Asso
ciation wants congress not to put a
tax in "the poor man's fruit," which.
It Insists, w ill boost the price 25 cents
a dosen. The "poor man'" finds defend
ers in slippery places.
If the powers of Europe, in a time
of crisis, demand that the United
States government enforce the Monroe
doctrine lu troublesome Mexico or
anywhere else on this continent, the
request must be complied with or the
doctrine thrown into the discard.
The best answer to the much-ado-about-nothing
raised over Secretary
Bryan's Chautauqua engagement
comes from Senator Ollle Jones, the
Kentucky thoroughbred. He says
that had Bryan taken his vacation at
a fashionable summer resort, hob
nobbing with aristocracy, instead of
putting in his time earning money,
there would have beeu nothing said
about it.
Which would you prefer, the plan
of Secretary Bryan and Speaker Clark
of going before chautauquas in vaca
tion time and enlightening the people
In order .to earn extra money, or have
the National Association of Manufac
turers contribute to their income?
The citizen who Cares for his country
i prefers to know how his representa
tives get their money and they would
prefer having him get It In the sun
light of day.
TALK THAT IS MOT CI1KAP.
! Every day that Senator Cummins
and Senator 1-c.FoUeue devote to
V Kpeech-maklng in the senate on the
new tariff bill means a day of pro
longed life to the Aldrich law, notwith
standing both of them voted against It
on passage.
Congressman Underwood has esti
mated that the present tariff costs the
consumers of this country $2,000,000
a day In the exactions of monopoly.
In other words, if Senator Cummins
and Senator LaPollctte shall talk a
week between them they threaten to
talk longer their talk will cost the
consumers 112.000,000.
The talks can't be worth the money.
The nation i Lot in temper more
over, to tolerate long speeches or de
lay in the passage of this measure
which is a fulfillment of the demo
cratic party's promise, and Is what the
country voted for, wants, and is en
titled to have at the earliest possible
moment.
i"liOGS IS EGG."
Three years aSo a firm in Kansas
hipped 400 cases of frozen eggs to
1 s.V N J- The government
I bad- xprt evidence has
j w.u .uuucea to show that three
, y--o.d epas are perfectly wholesome.
Prof. Berwick Eleven, of the Instt
tute of Technology declares that he
fed them to his family with no 1U ef
fects. This leads the Peoria Star to sug-
fcrcv mat regardless or age "eggs is
r.g? " That draws too broad a man
.TIe of charity oa the erring eggs. An
f egg is only an actual egg within three
Vdays after it has been laid. After
fithat it becomes a neac egg, an erst
rTwhile egg. an egg with a past, an egg
r'that has no chances for a wholesome
Z future, in tact, a bad egg.
A young egg, if eaten at breakfast,
jk opens the door of hope, paints pretty
j? pictures in the stomach and. for the
I time being, makes one as bappy as a
1 June bride. But an ancient egg is
aw no language has been created that
f'caa do it Justice.
THE SPEED MAMA.
A few days ago a young mn who
, la director In 23 corporations by vir
tue of an inherited fortune got Into
,-the Jpaperi by hiring a special train
When a lrJ
jl gallant
"TsVey dear 4(L
to rush him from Minneapolis to New
Vork ahead of ai! other trains. "When
I travel," he said, "I want to move, j
My time is worth money and I .waste :
time on slow trains." j
Just how that declaration applies !
npoa this particular performance is i
not clear to a man whose time is not
worth money,- considering; the fact
that he arrived In New York Saturday
noon to attend a meeting which was
not held until Monday.
Nearly everybody nowadays "wants
to move" wheu traveling. The five
day steamers to and from Europe are
crowded people wait for them rather
than take boats a few hours 6lower.
Many men, in making a railroad trip,
are disconsolate If they can't ride on
the fastest trains moving. Men, and
women, too, ri6k their lives charging
across crowded streets to catch a
street car when another on the same
line is less than five minutes behind
it. They dash across the ferry dock
to get on the incoming boat before it
is fairly landed.
The autcmobilist is not content to
go 13 miles an hour; he wants to
travel at a 20 mile rate.
And how do these people dispose of
the time they thus ' save?" Usually
they devote it to the doing of nothing
worth while. They are merely afflict
ed with the speed mania which uas
come to obscess such a large percent
age of the American people.
AVENUKS INTO THE CITYV
There are people, quite a goodly
number of them, who are of the opin
ion that the county should own tha
Rock river toll bridges and assume
their care. The County of Rock Is
land, however, is not inclined to take
upon itself any such obligation. It
will not even let the city push the
bridges on to it. So the best the city
can do is to look after them. Many
therefore who feel that the city should
own and care for the bridges, not
only In the fulfillment of a sense of
responsibility, but as a matter of ex
pediency. Truth to say. Rock Island
has not regarded with proper serious
ness the value of its avenues into the
city. It has shown an astonishing dis
regard for Its own interests in this
respect. No city that is content to
take just what comes, while ' other
wide-awake cities make it possible for
people to come to them, will get very
far ahead. There is a tale of two
cities under a hill, in which the dif
ference between indifference and dis
regard and alertness and energy is
sharply contrasted. Mollne at this
moment is exerting itself to the ut
most to provide modern highways for
the country folk round about. You
can ride for miles after leaving the
eastern city limits of Mollne without
getting off a brick pavement. And be
sides this. -Mollne has opened up and
is maintaining a fine roadway directly
out into Rural township. In this way
Moline is attracting the country trade;
its business district is expanding and
lew and metropolitan business block
are going up.
Meanwhile, what is Rock Island do
ing? Whatever is doing cr has been
doing, the time is at hand to turn over
a new leaf ; to not only put, the Rock
river bridges in a safe and permanent
condition .but build paved streets from
the city limits to the edges of the
bridges. The proposed bond issue in
cludes provision for concrete flooring
on the bridges. The need of putting
Ninth street or Twelfth street in per
manent repair from the city limits to
Rock river by some method is of
the utmost importance. The citl
sons of Reck Island should cooperate
with every good road movement con
templating better highways to all sec
tions of the county.
Rock Island needs avenues into the
city, avenues which the farmer may
travel whttfier by automobile or wag
on.
The Young Lady
4
The young lady across the way s ays she saw in the paper that a larg
numb tr of postmasters had been confirmed and wasn't it ne to see so many
meu In ri.-lli'c life coming into the church.
Capital Comment
BY CLYDE H. TAVZNNEE
Congressman f rem the Fourteenth District.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, July 13. A remarkable j
bill providing for the development 01 j
AlasKan resources
along model if not
Utopian lines has
Just been introduc
ed by Miles Poin
dexter, the pro
gressive senator
from Washington.
Poindxter's bill
provides for the
government opera
tion of half the
coal properties of
Alaska, leaving the
other half to be
leased by private
interests, and the
transportation of
this coal to the
American markets
on government
railway s and
steamship lines.
TAVENNER -
In the operation
of the mines aad transportation facili
ties, the bill provides for all the rel
forms for which labor today is strug
gling the minimum wage, the eight
Lour day, the prohibition of child la
bor, workmen's compensation and ac
cident insurance, proper sanitation,
housing and general living and work
ing condition.
But the bill goes even further and
adopt8 a socialistic plan of returning
to the workers who operate the mines
and railroads a portion of the profits
accruing, from their work. Pure so
cialism would give to the Alaskan
miners all of the profits from their
work, and tp the railroad and steam
ship, men all of the profits from theirs.
The Poindexter bill would divide the
profits between the workers and the
purchasers of coal and th3 shippers of
freight on the railroads and steam
boats. MANUFACTURERS
(New York Evening Post.) 1
Having a good deal of money to
spend, the national manufacturers
found no lack of men willing to spend
it for them. They went into various
congressional fights. They gave to
campaign funds here and there. Their
representatives assumed the air of
political magnates, hobnobbed with
congressmen and members of the
cabinet, and got the ear of presidents
when they could, and the association
grew Increasingly important in its
own eyes.
This went on for several years. The
facts were generally known. The as
sociation did not hide its light under
a bushel. It believed in advertising;
and many of its clainrs to tremendous
Influence and achievements bore the
traces of the advertiser's art. But
now what ha3 happened to cause all
the excitement? Nothing except that
a former employe has sold to a news
paper a lot of the association's corre
spondence. These letters and tele
grams and reports really add very lit
tle to our knowledge of the methods
of corruption, though they do add a
good deal to our knowledge of human
nature especiall yof political human
nature. It is a revelation of folly
rather than of crime. Without under
taking to pronounce on the entire
body of evidence not all of which
has yot been made public we think
it clear that the whole story is one
of much lobbying and little corrup
tion. The thing of main interest is
the disclosure cf the way in which
such organizations as the national
j manufacturers grow and operate, find-
ing opportunities here and pitfalls
there, playing the game of politics
Across the Way"
t J'' I
i s - -l
The bill may be visionary and Ut,o-
pian, but it Is an indication of the
trend of thought today. The growth
cf the I. W. W. and the continual In
crease of the socialist vote are indica
tions of tha rising anger of the public
against the unfair treatment of labor.
The exploitation of women and chil
dren, and the grinding down of men
through starvation wages', speeding-up
processes, the Taylor system, and all
the ether devices by which employers
expect tqget more and .more work
for the same or less money, must
cease.
The Poindexter bill Is one to arouse
a good deal of speculative thought.
Suppose, with our 100,000,000 popula
tion today, there were no transcontin
ental railroads. Would the govern
ment be granting vast empires of land
as bonuses to privats railroad build
ers? On the contrary, would the gov
ernment even be thinking . for a mo
ment of sanctioning any private mo
nopoly of transportation? I believe
that if transcontinental railroad build
ing had been left for the present gen
eration, the government would build
and operate the lines.
But Alaska is a great, rich empire,
whose distances compare with those
of the United States. Is a private rail
road monopoly to be thought of there?
Are we going to give away those vast
resources of coal and other materials
to private exploitation to the enrich
ment cf a few, when those resources
now belong to the whole population?
Some euch plan as that submitted
by Senator Poindexter is almost cer
tain to be adopted. The bill does not
give the government a monopoly of
the coal any more than It, gives one to
private interests. Half of the coal
lands are to be leased in the Poindex
ter plan. But the lessee must dupli
cate in his treatment of labor all of-
the conditions In the government
mines.
AND MULHALL
and frequently being beaten by the
veterans at it. In a word, the Mulhall
revelations are chiefly of value In giv
ing us a glimpse of what may be
called the natural history of the lobby
It Is perfectly plain how the thin
worked. The association could not
tackle the job first-hand. It had to
have secretaries and 'agents. That
was where its efficiency seemed to
begin, but it was also where its peril
began. The search was naturally for
an experienced and "practical" lobby
1st who could produce "results." That
was where Colonel Mulhall came in
He knew everybody, or assumed that
he did, was able, on his own showing,
to get near the business and bosoms
of the most prominent men in Wash
ington, and was a master hand at
writing the most glowing reports. It
is delightful to see him hanging upon
the proceedings of congress and as
suring his employers that he was do
ing it all. Some bill is reported out
or passed or killed, as the case may
be, and the jubilant Mulhall hastens
to assert: "We have won a great vic
tory." He may really have had no
more to do with it than one of the
house doorkeepers. And Mulhall was
alwaya carrying elections, selecting
presidential candidates, and choosing
the cabinet. We do not blame him.
He was hired to "do things" and he re
ligiously lived up to his contract. If
the association was fooled by him to
the top of its bent, that was not hi3
fault When you employ a lobbyist,
you put yourself in his hands. It is
for him, according to his kind, to take
your money, then trick you, then sell
yftu out.
Let it not be thought that we would
make light of the lobby. All the dis
closures that have been or may be
made are to be welcomed. They are
undoubtedly helping to make an end
of old abuses. But they are doing it
not so much by showing that lobby
ing has been astute and wicked, as by
letting the country see that it has
been so often both stupid and futile.
When manufacturers and others
fully realise, as by now they must be
near doing, that to employ a lobbyist
is a waste of good money, the occu
pation of that Othello will be gone.
WIRE SPARKS
II
Washington Thomas E. Iayden,
special counsel of the government in
the Diggs-Caminetti white slave cases,
against whom California Democrats,
through Senator Ashurst, have pro
tested to Attorney General McRey
nolds, conferred with Assistant Attor
ney General Graham. Mr. Hayden
came to Washington from California
to answer the protest7
Madisen, Wis. Governor F. E. Mc
Govern denied the application for the
extradiction of Morrt3 Perlstein, gen
eral manager of a large Milwaukee
knitting works, charged with abondon
ment by his wife, who la eaid to be a
wealthy Philadelphia, is the man
who was taken from a fashionable
hotel in Milwaukee last week and, ac
cording to his statements, was not
permitted to call a lawyer or notify
his friends.
Washington Formal decrees of the
supreme, court 'in the Minnesota and
Missouri rate cases have been issued
to the federal courts ia those states.
In the cases won by the states the
railroads were ordered to reimburse
the state governments for the cost of
legation. The state of Missouri will col
lect 115,262 from the Chicago. Burling
ton and Quincy. The state of Minne
sota's claim against the railroads is
$9,983.60.
HENRf HOWLAND
A MODEST
AWJS AWON
I'd I'.Ve to live on Easy Street tor just a
little while;
I'd like to have a cushioned seat and dally
cause to smile; .
I'd like to have the right to say to soma
pale-featured clerk:
T guess that I'll play golf today, but you
stay here and work."
It must be flrsf.. it seems to me, to merely
boss a job
And have so much that one can be well
hated by the mob.
This thing of working day by day, with
out a chance to rest.
While others put their tasks away and
Journey east and west.
Sometimes becomes a kind of grind, de
void of any thrill;
One'y muscles slacken and one's mind be
comes more flabby still;
I wish that I. from toiling free, had riches
that were vast.
So that the mob might scowl at me when
I rode proudly past.
I should not wish to always loaf, without
a single care;
The Idler Is a useless oaf whose outlook Is
unfair.
But, oh, I fancy 'twould be good to have
things fashioned so
That if I wished to quits I could, and
pack my things and go.
And It would give me such delight to see
them look with hate
Who've never tried to earn the right to
quit their present state.
I am not yearning to have more than ny
man would need;
I'd want a butler at my door, but I'm op
posed to greed:
I'd have an auto and a yacht and live In
splendid style;
To trouble I should give no thought, I'd
wear a constant smile;
I'd let my chest bulge out with pr'.de, with
pride my heart should throb.
If I possessed no much that I'd be hated
by the mob.
HIS PROFESSION.
Have you no
trade no profes-
L slon?" asked the
lady at the door.
"Yes, ma'am,"
P replied Saunter
U ing Sim. "I have
L a profession, a .
I've just stopped
here to do a little profeBsin'. If you
could put a little jelly on de bread
I'd promise not to leave any chalk
marks on your gate post"
Not Mistaken.
"I don't believe," angrily declared
the would-be contributor, "that you
ever read my poem. It didn't look
when it came back to me as if it
had even been unfolded."
"Let me see the postmark on the
envelope," replied the editor. "Yes.
There, you see it was mailed back
to you on the 10th. I must have read
It, for I remember clearly that I was
sick" on the Hth."
Recommendation.
"I am looking for a place," said the
stranger, "in which I can bring up my
girls to good advantage. What in-
1 ductments does this town offer in
that way?"
"Well," the old settler answered,
"it strikes me as'bein' a purty good
town for your purpose. We've got a
button fact'ry here, and if your girls
can't find jobs in it we git calls from
the city nearly every day for girls that
people want there to do housework."
, Lovely Mary.
Mary had a little lamb;
Its fletca was white as snow;
She tied a ribbon round Us neck;
I didn't mind It, though.
The lamb, you see, was only stuffed.
It could not skip or bleat.
Therefore It never followed her
When she went down the street.
I loved the gentle Mary well.
And I will tell you this:
I'm glad her lamb was not a dog
For her to pet and kiss.
Her Womanly Curiosity.
I have put aside enough money,"
eaid the -bachelor of fifty-two, "to
make it sure that I shall be decently
buried without expense to the public."
"Why," asked the maiden who was
verging on thir y-five, "do you think
you ought to have decent burial?"
" Time.
It usually takes a long time to be
come wise, but anyone can be foolish
At a moment's -Mc.
Making a Burglar Useful.
"Lie still there and I won't hurt yon.
All I want Is your money and your
Jewels and then I'll git"
''All right old man. and while you're
searching for the jewels if yon run
across my dress studs I wish you'd
nnt Hmin v. . . v. a .v...uba . iin .... .
been able to nod them tat a month.' 1
9m i
iTFinrf 11 r -1 1
The Daily Stdry
THE BEAUTIFUL BY ARTHUR TOWNSEND.
Copyrighted. ISIS, by Assoclatel Literary Bureap.
There was once a? man on whose I
walls bung a picture that he did not
thiuk iu keeping with the other works
of art in bis honse. He concluded to
replace it and thought that while fce
was on the job he might better buy
something of real merit. So be con
sulted a connoisseur, who selected a
painting that cost a hundred dollars.
When the picture Was hung the others
looked so cheap that he spent a thou
sand dollars more in replacing them
with others up to the standard of the
first Soon after that he went abroad,
where he saw a great many beautiful
works of art, and brought two or
three that he especially fancied home
I with him. When he got them hung
the others looked so poor that, de
spairing of keying up the standard to
his foreign specimens, he made a bon
fire of the whole lot
This story is the keynote to another
which I am about to tell. When I
went out to Colorado a good many
years ago I found in the mining dis
tricts on Clear creek, up in the moun
tains west of Denver, few women la
comparison with the number of men. I
bad not been there long before I no
ticed that when I met a woman she
looked refined nud some of the women,
comely.
One day I approached a man "wash
ing"' for gold on the margin of the
creek and fell into conversation with
him. While doing so a couple of young
women came and looked at him rock
ing his pan and taking out the little
particles of gold left in the sediment
"Pretty girls, those," I remarked as
the women went away.
"Purty enough outside."
! "What do you mean by that?"
i "Stranger," he said, pausing in his
work, "don't you never trust your
judgment on women folks except when
there is a lot o them together any
way, as many as there are men. It's
like what you buy In a store, if it's
only a brass candlestick. It isn't much
to look at among the other candle
sticks even if it's one o the purtlest,
but Jist you get it home by itself and
it'll shine for oil it's worth."
"Are you a married man?" I asked.
"Married! Not on your life. I hod
an awful narrow escape onct, though."
, "Tell me about it"
: "My experience cost me some dust,
I can tell you, but It was wo'th it, and
I've never regretted buyin' it When I
first come out here there wasn't a wo
man nearer thnn Denver. We miners
didn't have nobody to look at escept
each other, and we was the most
freckled faced, slab sided, dod rotted
set you ever see. We didn't none of
us wash oftener thnn onct a week, and
some of us didn't wash at nil. Them
as didn't wear beards was the wo'st
lookin' of all. Their faces was al
ways covered with stubble."
"Do you know," I interrupted, "why
you became so slovenly?"
"Why. stranger?"
"Because you were not subject to
the refinins influence of women."
"The refinln" influence o' women!
That's what I'm goln' to tell you
about. We got refined all of a sud
den. There was a gal come up here
from som'ers Kansas City or St Joe
or Omaha, I reckon with her father,
who was a minister or an evangelist
or somepln o' tbnt kind, and said he'd
come to lock after our souls. Before
he come we was lookin' for gold, and
after he come we was lookin' for his
daughter. Her hair was like the sun
sbinin' on red sandstone. She said it
was auburn. Her complexion was
what she cnllcd olive, and her eyes
waswell, I don't remember the color
of her eyes, but they wns beautiful.
"The parson Woodbridge was his
name; his daughter's name was Lillian
he went Into a cabin where the two
lived togetlier, the father distributln'
tracts, the daughter doin' his, cookln
for him. When night come on the cab
in wns crowded with tis men callln' on
Lillinn, jist like musketers in a room
with a l!ght in it. So hpr father
sniil we'd better come one at a time,
end Lillian laughed and give us all
an evenin'. There beln sis o' us, we
jist took r. the week, all except Sun
day, when her father wouldn't allow
no visitors. On that evenin" from 7
to S he used to give ns a Bible lesson.
"My ever.in' was Tuesday. The first
Tuesday I went to see Lillian I got
spoony and was goin' to put my arm
around her when she stopped uie.
"You'll toll.' she said.
" 'I swear by oil that's holy I won't.'
" 'There's five other men comln'
here.' she said, 'and I like you best of
.ill. hut if I grant you favors it'll make
em all mad.'
" 'Jist you trust me to keep mum.'
"I succeeded in convlncin' her that
I was reliable, and she soon got
enough confidence in me to let me kiss
fcer once every Tuesday evenin' when
I was goto to my cabin. I kept mum.
and in a few weeks I got ahead of the
whole lot of fellers, and Lillian admit
ted that she loved me. But when I
asked her to marry n;e she told me her
father wanted her to marry soma ot4
else and she couldn't go' back on the
dear old man, and there we was.
"Them cases where two young hearts
is beaten together and some old cur
mudgeon of a father or a mother or
both opposes 'em, don't have no sym
pathies, seems mighty hard. I've never
been so worked up over anything in
ray life as I was orer that Lillian
was as sorriful about It as I. Sho
wouldn't marry me in spite of ber
father, and she wouldn't run away
with me. I only hod one evenin' la
the week with her, and therot of the
time I was thiukin" that.anoWjer fel
ler was trym to git ner away iroasjme,
"The whole lot of us was affected
the gal. The other five fellers, not
knowin' that I'd got ahead of 'em.
went on makirr their cells, and I didn't
iniiht.thal.gvty one of 'em sas.tcyia'
si
to git the ga!, for witen a incisets his
heart ou a gal he won't let her alone.
We'd all been good friends before the
parson and his daughter came among
us. and now, instead of his makln' as
better, he'd made us worse. Every oue
of us was ready to put lead into every
other one.
"At last I told Lillian I couldn't
stand the racket any longer and she
must do one of- three things she must
part with me forever, or she must mar
ry me Ut spite of her father, or she
must run away with me.
"This broke her all up. She said
she couldn't part with me nohow, she ,
dare not defy her father, and the only
thing she would think of doin' was
to run away and be married sotn'rs
else. She asked me how we was goln'
to git on for a livln'. I told her not
to worry about that; I'd been washln'
for gold all summer and hadn't any
way to spend money in such a place,
so I had saved nearly all of it I bad
enough gold to make up $1,000 or
200. This seemed to make her feol
easier, and by a good deal o' coaxin'
I at last got her promise to elope.
"I proposed to light out when it was
dark, walk down the road and take
the stage for Deuver wheu it came
along. She didn't seem to like this
plan very much: she said she'd sound
ed her father about her marryin me
and since then he'd been mighty sus
picious of ber. She'd told him that
she must go down to Denver to do
some shoppln, and the old man bad
consented to have her go. I could fol
low her there in a few days.
"I agreed to this plan, but there was
a hitch. She said she couldn't be mar
ried without a trussoo. If she waited
for me to come and buy it for her it
would be toolate, for as soon as I left
the creek her father would suspect
somepin aud we'd have to light out of
Denver on my arrival there. I asked .
her why she couldn't buy the trussoo
before I came, and she said she hadn't
any money and her father would give
her only enough to buy a few things,
lie was dead against the sinfulness of
vsin decoration of the body. I fixed
it all right by telllu' her that I would
give her the money for the trussoo
and asked her how much it would cost
She said she didn't know; the best
way would be for her to carry the dust
with her, spend what was necessary
and we'd have the rest when I got
there in cash ready to pay our ex
penses to the east She said she must
be economical, for we'd need all we
had to begin life together after we was
married.
"When the day came around for Lil
lian's departure on her supposed shop
pin' trip she was mightily broken up.
She said I wasn't to see her off, but
go right on with my dnlly work. And
so I did. It Beemed to me that every
man besides myself had somepin on
bis mind that day. I reckoned some'
of 'em would be waitin' for the Stage
to say goodby to ber. But every man
weut ou washln' gold. If any one said
anything about Lillian's trip to Den
ver nobody seemed to notice it, or If
they did they'd say, 'Oh, she'll be bock
for the old man's Sunday exercises,'
or somepin like that
"Lillian and I had agreed that she
was to have three days to buy the
trussoo, and I was to go down on the '
third day after she left us. The first
moniln' after she'd gone I heard some
one say: 'I wonder what's become o'
the fiarson? Ills cabin's deserted.' I
pricked up my ears at this. If he bad
suspected the real object of his daugh
ter's goln to Denver and had gone
after her tho gnme was up. And if
the gome was up where was the dust
I had given her? I tell you I felt on
easy. "Before noon I heard one of the men
say to another: 'She socked the whole
six, all except me. I backed out at
the last minute.' This was too much,
and I asked what he was talkln' about
He told me that the gal had taken the
money of five different men 'to buy a
trussoo with. Her father had likely
Joined her, and together they had left
for parts pnknown."
The speaker turned from his story to
bis pan, which be rocked in a melan
choly fashion, but presently concluded:
"It ull came from seein' a gal alone
by herself without any other woman
around. I drifted cast after that,
where I saw lots of women together,
and there was hardly one of 'em that
looked especially purty. One day I
went Into a restaurant and who do
you suppose one of the bash, sllngers .
was? She was Lillian..
"I pulled my hat down over my yes
so she couldn't see my face, and when
I paid my check, point in' to the hash
allnger. I asked the proprietor somepin
about her. He said her name was
Mag Doolon. ne'd never heard of her
harin' a father, but knew little about
her. since nhe'd come in and asked for
a job off the street when he was short
of help.
"Stranger, you'd ought to seen that
gal with the eyes I did. Iler auburn
fcftir was a fiery red; her olive com
plexion wns a freckle tan; her eyes
was a kind of green. She wo; the
worst lookin' thing you ever saw."
July 17 in American
History,
1740 Peter GansevoOrt, noted soldier
in the Revolution, born; died 1812.
1S13 British and Indians attacked the
outworks of Fort George, Canada,
and were repuhed by a detocbmen
under Colonel- (later General TTin
field Scott
1803 The Confederates abandoned
Jackson, Miss., their last important
post contiguous to Vicksburg.
1S8G Lewis Cass, statesman, died at
Detroit; born 1789.
1S08 End of the war in Cuba; Span
ish army surrendered Santiago to
ienerol W. It. Sbafter.
1'J,'Vj rimes Abbott McNeill Whistler.
aiea; born V&l.
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