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THE ROCK ISLAND ABGUS. WEDNESDAY, SXJLT 23, 1913.
.THE ARGUS.
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I Telephor.te n al! departments: Cen
jtral Cr. ion. West 145, 1145 and 214S.
Wednesday, July 23, 1913.
I An eastern poet says he Is able to
live on 75 tents a day. Probably he
has to.
I
After having withstood all the at
'tucks of former years, Mr. Bryan finds
'the present criticism of his lecture
.tour but a passing diversion.
j The Mexican problem is a hard thing
for any secretary cf s'ate to tackle
ithr on' the lecture platfoim or in
an office in Washington.
j Perhaps, after all,, this violent
Criticism of Bryan '3 but a little slap
stick comedy bt-kig staged by the "in
visible government" to distract atten
tion from the "insidious lobby."
; 'Why doesn't the English govern
ment put Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst
In the Insane asylum, where she be
longs? The presumption is that Mr.
Kmmeline Pankhurst, poor man, is al
ready there.
'
- It may be a sad but true common'
tary upon human nature that the
great majority of people aren't wast
ing a mite of sympathy upon those
who will be forced to pay income
taxes.
On the way from Gettysburg to Npw
York recently President Wilson mads
the engineer reduce the speed of the
train for the safety of the passengers.
Now if that had been Jtoosevelt he
would have gene up into the engine
...cab and shown the engineer how to
w,o a bit faster.
' 'JJ. . ' 1 J
r : Senator Reed Smnot, of Utah, at
.rtacked the new tariff bill und charged
v. that the south was getting special fav
or because rice and peanuts are left
.: on the dutiable liit. while agricultural
j products of the north are free. We
j bad not heretofore suspected Senator
i Smoot of so keen a sense of humor.
Senator Thomas thinks that the 1893
'.panic wss due to (irover Cleveland's
plotting with Wall street to force the
i repeal of the Shermaa silver act.
S'nce the panic began in the Baring
failure at Christmas. li), when Mr.
Cleveland was a practicing Inwyer, his
Abroad shoulders are asked to bear a
x good deal
l-.l.nCTINO SI-.NATOUS.
t 1 One of the senators who stcod out
"most stubbornly BRainst the amend
,' ment for the direct election of United
:Stat,es senators has been the first to
j bo returned under th- nev dispensa
tion. It wouldn't bo fair to say that
he was a beneficiary, for the gentle
man Senator Bacon of Georgia
would probably have succeeded him
elf anyway, under the old system.
i. The sout,h believes in lens terms, and
") Senator Bacon lias served continuous
ly since March 5, J S0.. That Senator
Bacon is the popular choice of the
democrats In his state there can be no
doubt, for he was not opposed, either
'at t,he primaries or at the election.
The 17th amendment became effective
vw-hen Senator Bacon was in process o
'reelection. He was already the choice
rof the democratic primaries; and that
notion awaited the formal ratification
of the Georgia legislature. Tho amend
ment having deprived ths legislature
-of this power, Mr. Bacon had to start
anew. But there wr no fight,
' The first real fight will come in No
vember, when Maryland will have a
pc-clal election to choose a successor
to the la'e Senator Rayner. The place
R. now being filled by Senator William
Jackson, who is serving under ap
pointment. Mr. Jackson Is a repub
lican. As party issues will predomin
ate In Maryland, and the struggle will
be between democratic and republi
can candidates, with the possibility of
a moose candidate as well, national
interest will be attracted by the cam
paign and election.
DKTElOPINJTHK I'AKCEI, POST.
Postmaster General Burleson has a
feeling that the parcel post can be
-made a much bigger institution for
he service of the public, and he pro-
eposes to so develop it.
H .Postage rates are to be reduced in
'.the first two zones and the limit
of weight is to be increased. This Is
but the beginning of development that
Is to be had as fast as it can be
handled properly. Later the weight
Umit of parcel post packages may be
increased to 100 pounds, though it
will be a good while before this is
reached.
Mr. Burleson says It may take 20
years to effect all the development
of parcel post that he has in mind.
Yes, and when that is done there w ill
be other plans that will take another
twenty years. The fact la that once
the department seriously starts to (
C TRADES , .it; COUNCIL 3 -
make parcel post & most serviceable
Institution, the time' will never come
hen Improvements will not be called
for.
In many countries the parcel post
is a rather old fnstliution and has
been put far along the road of devel
opment; it will not take us twenty
years to .pick up the good features
that have been developed in the serv
ices In other places.
But the encouraging thing at this
time ie that the department has it ia
mind to Improve the parcel post
ice. The disposition is to make the
most of this service; this being so,
we can be sura improvements will
come rapidly.
THE FEARS AND MOPES OF SEN
ATOR CL31MIN3.
Senator Cummins is not a stand
patter, but he is a protectionist, Tl
is a distinction without a material diC
ference. It means that Senator Cum
mins favors a robber tariff that will
take less tribute from the consumers
than has been the custom under re
publican tariffs since the civil war.
Senator Cummins made a speech
last Saturday on the proposed demo
cratic tariff, in which he told what he
fears and hopes in the event of the ea
actment of the bill without amend
ment. He feared the democratic ma
jority under the whip of President
Wilson was forcing the ship of state
into an exceedingly dangerous channel
in which it might be wrecked in the
whirlpool of Scylla or on the rocks of
tharybdis. He had hopes, however,
that the worst would not happen, but
could see little that would prevent
serious, consequences. He hoped the
agricultural and manufacturing indus
tries wou'd escape that utter ruin
which was prophesied by the stalwart
standpatters.
That portion of the senator's speech
which was the most affecting and in
teresting was his appeal In behalf of
the farmers of the west who were to
be deprived of tariff protection on the
products of their farms. He dreaded
the effect the free trade on farm
products would have upon the "horny
handed'' sons of toil who cultivated
the cornfields and wheat fields of the
wild and wooly west and northwest
He saw them reduced from affluence
to poverty by the withdrawal of the
protective duties from these products.
Just how the disaster would result
the senator did not explain. He did
no: even try to explain, and It would
hae been impossible for him to have
made a satisfactory explanation. The
fact Is that the prices of wheat, corn,
cotton and the important products of
farm industry are regulated in this
country by the London and Liverpool
markets. There is no tariff on grain
or other farm products to hamper
these markets, and they set the. prices
for the world.
The grain dealers of this country
watch with fervid interest the Lon
don and Liverpool quotations and fix
the prices they will pay home por
ducers by these quotations minus the
freight and their own profit. The tariff
placed by the republicans on farm
products never increased the price of
a bushel of wheat or a pound of cotton
a fraction of a cent This country
produces a surplus of all important
farm pro.lucts and the exporters of
farm products must buy and sell at
the prices fixed on the markets they
export to.
Hence it is manifest that Senator
i ummins iears tor uie larmers are
groundless, and that the senator ia
still suffering from the virus of pro
tection with which he was inoculated
when in full fellowship with the late
republican party.
The hopes of Senator Cummins,
however, are more than justified. The
democratic tariff which will become a
law before this extra session of con
gress adjourns, will no, be disastrous
to any legitimate and commendable
interests, much less ruin the prosper
ity of the country, t will be true to
is purpose and will free the country
from greedy, grasping hands of mon
cpoly and special interests; remove
the tribute the protected barons hava
levied upon the consumers, and by
doing these things create a general
prosperity such as has hitherto been
enjoyed by comparatively few at the
expense of the many.
Senator Cummins' speech was in
the nature cf a confession and avoid
ance. His fears are groundless. His
hopes will be more than realized.
G001 I'OK THE SO CI
Not the least gain from the elec
tion of Woodrow Wilson is the stim
ulus it has given to moral thought
The election of a new party to pow.
er is always an occasion for house
cleaning. But it does not always ush
er in such an era of confessions such
as that in which we find ourselves.
One after another, men in public
relations are coming forward of their
own volition with admission of their
wrong-doing. And every such con
fession is a stimulus to other con
fessions.
Confessions of the nature of those
congress and the district attorney of
New York have been hearing are good
for the souls of 'those making them
not only, but for the public welfare.
Nomad Retain Yacht Cup.
St Paul. Minn, July 23. The yacht
Nomad of the White Bear Yacht club,
representing the United States, yes
terday defeated the Verve, represent
ing Canada, and bearing the colors of
the Lake of the Woods Yacht club,
Winnipeg, and retains the Cameron
cup, given by Lieutenant Governor D.
C. Cameron of Manitoba. The 'Nomad
completed the 12-mile course in 2:57,
fnishlng 7 minutes and 20 seconds
ahead of the Verve.
Give Skin to Victim of Fourth.
Beloit, Wis.. July 23. Eight men
sacrificed 40 square Inches of skin to
aid a boy at a local hospital. The pa
tient was Henry. Dr. H. O. Delaney'a
little son. who was burned by powder
July 4. The father performed the op
eration of grafting.
Capital Comment
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER
Congressman frm the Fourteenth District
(Special Correspondence of The Argua.
Washington, July 21. The old
standpat republican argument that the
Wilson tariff bill of 1S34 was respon-
erv-j6ible for the fearful industrial panic
! of 1S93 an argument which has been
rescued once more !
from the dump
heap of political
campaigns in or
der to frighten
American farmers
and working men
against the pass
age of the Underwood-Simmons
low
tariff bill was so
completely and ef
fectually refuted
in the senate the
other day by Sen
ator Charles S.
Thomas of Colo
rado that it would
seem that no re
publican . senator
w ill have the cour
age to drag it out
TAVLHNER
during the course
of the impending
tariff debate.
Senator Thomas made no apology
for the Wilson bill. He declared it to
be "the most miserable pretense of
tariff reform ever placed upon our
statute books. But" be went on,
"wretched as it was, it can plead not
guilty to the charge of bringing dis
aster to the country."
The Colorado senator then made
the charge that the panic of 1893 was
the result of a Wall street plot coun
tenanced, if not actually connived in.
by President Grover Cleveland and
some of the principal officers of his
administration. Wall street had de
termined upon the repeal of the Sher
man silver law, which was a people's
measure, and in order to force public
opinion against this measure, gave
FEEDING THE
(Sew York Sun.)
In these days when the high cost ot
living is so much in the public mind,
when, the bills of the butcher, the
grocer and the coal man threaten to
disrupt tha family happiness and
bring the sheriff knocking at the door,
it is interesting to know what it costs
a steamship company to provide the
necessaries of life .to the hordes of
passengers who cross and recross the
Atlantic. The annual statement of the
North German Lloyd for 1912, Just is
sued, throws some interesting light on
the eubject, and may possibly make
one's own monthly statement seem
small in comparison. Last year the
company's bill for provisions alone
was $4,920,000. while during the same
period the coal man was paid 7,376,
735 for 1,758,740 tons of coal which
were shoveled into th,e maws of the
ships' furnace during the twelve
month. For toees two items alone
provisions and coal the company paid
the enormous sum of $12,296,735, and
the greater part of this fortune drop
ped into the coffers of Uncle Sam.
That 6ea sickness does not always
interfere with the appetite of ocean
travelers is evidenced by this expen
diture of samost $5,000,000 for pro
visions. The butcher as usual reaped
the greatest harvest in the mat'er ot
provisions, his bill o the North Ger
man Lloyd, for the year having been
$1,685,000. This does not inc'.ude fish
and came: for the former the com
pany paid an additional $238,660,
while the bill for game amounted to
$412,360, a total of $652,020. These
two items, added to the bill for meat
proper, brought the amount up to $2,
337,020, In our household expenditures we
"The Young Lady
We asked the young lady across
tion of the stage waa very iaipcrtant
from where she eat
ft 'J- i : : A
the people of the west and southwest,
whose regresentatives in congress
held out longest against this repeal, a
needed "object lesson.1 v
President Cleveland,' In his cam
paign had declared ' himself in favor
of the repeal of this measure and he
had pTqmptly been' adopted by. Wall
street as its candidate. After the elec
tion, when -threats of withholding pat
ronage did not shake the patriotism
of the western and southwestern dem
ocrats in congress, the financial crisis
was deliberately forced along plans
worked out between the New York
bank presidents and Conrad N. Jordan,
Cleveland's subtreasurer In charge of
the New York subtreasury. according
to Senator Thomas' charge.
The Colorado senator raad a con
vlncing history of the beginning of
the panic culled from the newspaper
dispatches of that time. Washington
dispatches then invariably spoke of
tha "object lesson? which the presi
dent was planning for th'e obdurate
legislators and their constituents. Sen
ator Thomas described the success ot
the plot in the following words:
"After a long, heartrending struggle
the senate yielded, the battle ended,
and in October, 1893. the silver law-
was repealed. The New York bank
ers, their hands red with the blood of
Slaughtered prosperity, bore their
trophy from the field. THe Wilson bill
did not become a law until August of
the following year. If the tariff had
anything to-do with the tragedy of
1S93, it w as tho McKinley and not the
Wilson tariff."
Washington is rapidly awakening to
the fact that in Senator Thomas, Colo
rado has sent a great statesman to the
national capital. Anyone interesed in
reading the whole of this great speech,
which includes a terrific denunciation
of Wall street, can doubtless secure
a copy by sending a request to Senator
Thomas
TRAVELERS.
are not likely to pay much attention to
the cost of preserves, and yet the
North German Lloyd spent $255,700,
over a quarter of a million dollars, for
these sweets during the year. The bill
for fresh vegetables amounted to $128,
110, while for "sundries." including
bread, flour, spices, fruits and the
thousand and one articles that -are
used in the kitchen, the company paid
$1,688.S90.
More potatoes were consumed dur
ing the year than any other single ar
ticle, the total amount having been
17,875,873 pounds. Flour ranked next
With 6,313,152 pounds, fresh beef third
with 5,769,134 pounds, while the bread
was fourth, with 2.353,083 pounds
Tho passengers consumed T.093,560
eggs, 4,271,000 oranges and lemons,
707,625 pounds of onions and 983,805
pounds of salt.' They used 465,340
pounds of coffee and 41,729 pounds of 1
tea, and 529,619 cans of sterilized milk,
to say nothing of 14,913 bottles of
fresh cream. It was necessary to pro
vide 19,119,242 pounds of ice to keep
things cool and 12,097 boxes of
matches for fires and "lights." In the
bakeshopa. 83,651 pounds of yeast were
used, while the quantity of butter
necessary during the year was 1,056,
057 pounds.
Of wirles, Rhein and Moselle were
most popular, heading the list with
112,211 botties, as against 35,987
bottles of champagne. Beer, of course,
was the favorite beverage, 302,521
bottles having been consumed in addi
tion to 1,720,634 liters of beer in bar
rels. A liter Is equal to about one
quart
From these figures some idea may be
obtained cf what it really costs to pro
vision of a great, steamship line and of
the vast quantity of food consumed.
Across the Way"
tho way if she didn't t'jlck'the eleva
v I she said she could see very well
HOT!
HENRr HOWLAND
(If5?! i
He left the little eld town, one day.
To pursue aucceas and to win renown;
The seasons passed In too dull a way
To srive him joy In the, little old town;
la the little old town the streets wet
wide
And the buildings low and pleasures
cheap.
And ha pitied those who were satisfied
To atay where the people wen half
asleep.
He left the little old town to win
The larse rewards that to worth be
long. To add to the city's unceasing din.
To try his powers among the strong;.
And he proudly thought, as he turned to
gaze
At the little old town In its peacefulness
Of a distant glorious day of days
When ha would return, having claimed
auccess.
He thought of the villagers dozing there.
Deaf to Ambition's persuasive call.
Content, because they were free from
care,
To claim rewards that were few and
small.
And he thought of a girl whose eyea were
wet
When, wishing him well, she said good
by. But he hurried away, to soon forget
Where the roar was loud and the walla
were high.
And often he thought In hts lonely nook.
When hla muscles ached and hts heart
was sad.
Of th,e little old town with Its sleepy look.
YiThere the streets were wide and the
children glad.
And often he thought ot the peace out
v there. . v ...
And often he wondered if, after all.
The people were wasting the seasons
where
The days wer long and rewards were
small.
He had thought of a glorious day of days
When he would return to the .little old
town
And listen to those who would give him
praise
For hts proud success and his wide re
nown'. And tomorrow he will be traveling back.
No more to care end no more to, sign
For the glory the little old town may
lie and rest where his parents lie. .
PREPARED.
"So you are all
ready to go to
housekeeping?"
"Oh. yes," re-"
plied Mrs. Young-
I love. "C
friends at
A 'flee havi
Charley's
at the -of-
have made
him a present ot
a' beautiful alarm clock and I have a
splendid nickel-plated chafing dish."
Queer Girl.
"By George! Here's the funniest
thing I ever heard of. A young man
who was inclined to be decent and a
fellow who had a hard reputation
fought over a young woman, after
which she married the decent one."
"Why shouldn't she?"
"Of course, that's Just what she
should have done, but the other fellow
won the fight.
Prepared.
"They say Murchison, who, as you
will perhaps remember, secured an
appointment to a consulship a year or
two ago, has married a deaf and dumb
lady."
"Ineed? He must intend to remain
in the diplomatic service."
Cause and Effect.
"So you parted never to
again?"
"Yes."
"And what happened then?"
"He kissed me good-by."
"Ah! When are you to be
ried?"
meet
mar-
A Novice at the Business.
"I suppose you had a perfectly love
y time at Wexford's house party?"
"No, it was a flizle. Mrs. Wexford
has so little tact She was always
arranging it so that the men would
have to pair off with their own wives."
Random Guess.
fWhy Is It that most married wom
et are in lined to frown upon the
woman who haa been divorced?"
"I think it la because they con
demn hr for being too weak to go on
suffering and pretending to like it"
Unlawful.
What the renn spent for Cowers and
candy before bis wedding was quite
some.
But not a red afterward.
Accordingly the florists and confec
tioners Bled a Mil In the federal court
"This merger." they protested, "ia in
- ' -Write,
C li'."'"""'' ii i iii i' i )i i u A i!?' -7TY
I
The Daily Story
THE ONE WHO WASTED BY CLARISSA MACKIE."
Copyrighted. 191S, by Asaoclatel Literary Bureau.
Jimmy Dill pattered down the steps
of the subway station, grabbed a tick
et from the window, shot across the
intervening pace and caught the
downtown express without second
to spare. ' '
, Settling himself in a corner, he open
ed a morning newspaper and endeavor
o.t tr interest himself in its contents.
Tbe train roared through the tube.
gusts of vitiated atmosphere swept
into the car. and Jimmy yawned. ,
For the first time he saw Margaret
Gray. If be, had known that she was
there be would have fouud a seat be- I
side her and thus have been miserably j
happy for a brief time. Then his glance
fell upon the slender youth who ac- i
companied Margaret, and a fierce Jeal- j
1 ousy smote him so that he bnried his j
face behind the- newspaper again. j
i Tbe train seemed to rattle a tune :
. that exDressed the unhanny situation
in which Jimmy Pill found himself.
"That's the way that's the way,"
rattled the train. "A feller never
! . . .. .
one comes aiong ana you nnu sues
at the nest desk in your office ail the
t time. Then one day she flashes a
diamond big diamond engagement
ring, and you're all in all in." S
rattled the train in accompaniment to
Jimmy's miserable thoughts until they
rounded the curve and stopped at City
Hall station.
Jimmy " fled by another door and
reached the street, while Margaret and
Harry Lee sauntered leisurely up the
stairs.
"I'd like to punch his face." mut
tered Jimmy fiercely, and his fist de-
BE BODNDLS WAtLOrCD IOUKQ MB. I. EE.
scribed a half circle that ended in tbe
imaginary countenance of Harry Lee.
Seated behind his desk in tho office
of the bis lumber firm where he was
billing clerk, Jimmy knew to the very
instant when tbe door opened to ad
mit Margaret, a little late and Quite
breathless.
When Jimmy closed his eyes he
could always sie Margaret dressed In
a pretty cotton house frock with a
white apron on setting the table for
supper or watching for him at the
window or sewing by a shaded lamp.
Always she was. connected with a
home picture. To Jimmy Dill this
meant a great deal, for he bad never
known a real home. He bad been
reared in an orphan asylum, and when
he was old. enough to earn his living
be bad existed in ball bedrooms of
boarding house of various classes al
ways respectable, never homelike.
A bell rang sharply, and Margaret
picked up notebook and pencils and
disappeared through the door leading
to Mr. Corapti'n'8 private office. . '
Her departure stnrted a little buzz
of, gossip in the room.
"I don't believe she knows," said one
of the girls to Jimmy.
"Knows what?" nsked Jimmy gruffly.
"What a sport Harry Lee Is. They
say" And her voice whispered cer
tain matters of gossip that Jimmy Dill
had long known to be facts. He knew
thnt Harry Lee was utterly unworthy
of Margaret. He knew that he waa
a gambler, that be drank and that he
was - utterly unreliable; also that he
had held n!re different office positions
in twelve months. -
"Couldn't say." Jimmy had respond
ed when tb girl had finished her re
marks. "Hive you the Invoice fo'r
that last shipment of long leaf pine.
Miss Dawson?"
"No; I haven't!" snapped Miss Daw
son, and sha remarked to her nclgh
bd that Jimmy Dill was grumpy be
cause Margaret Gray was going to be
married.
That night Margaret banded in her
resignation and shook bands and said
goodby to every one In the office.
There were much talk and laughter
about the approaching weddlr-y. and
Margaret's eyes were very bright
When she canoe to Jimmy bin cold
hand closed Per worm one for the
briefest instant "I hope von will he
(very buppy. Miss Gray. be said ev pa
ir, and cbly Margaret detected the !
strained note in bis voice.
Then she was gone, and they all talk
ed at once about what they should buy
for a weddins present. Miss Dawson
took up a collection, and Jimmy drop
ped his $2 in with tbe same sort of
feeling that one experiences in buying
a funeral wreath for a departed friend.
Tbe days were empty after that
Jimmy did not know the date of Mar
garet's wedding. He didn't want to
know. The girls in tbe office would
soon enlighten him. 'He was sick of
the whole thing. Suddenly opportu
nity thundered at bis door, and be was
offered a very advantageous position
with another concern. This was a
distinct rise for Jimmy, and the change
did him good. It took him away from
tha lmmMbta nl7hhnrhwi t k
people who knew Margaret Gray., lift
wanted to forset her.
Absorbed in his new work, he sue-'
ceeded in forgetting her to a certaiu
degree, but one noontime while ha
was sauntering around Battery part
be met her face to face as she was
hurrying toward South Ferry.
She was dressed in white linen, and
under her white hat her face looked
very pale.
"How do you do?" she smiled up a
Jimmy, and a warm color waved
across ber cheeks.
"How do you do?" returned Jimmy
dazedly. "I er I should say how do
you do. Mrs. I.ee."
Again the color flooded her face, and
this time Jimmy recognized it as the
flag of embarrassment.
"Haveu't you beard?" she asked
faintly.
"Heard?
No: I haven't heard any
thing." . '
"You knew that I am not married?",
she asked in a surprised tone.
"No!"
"I am not porn? to be." ner roica
broke a little, but she smiled bravely.
"It's best to find out people befora
you marry t'ueai than afterward. Isn't
it?"
"Yes. but ah, say. it's too bad. Mar
garet!" Jimmy would have gladly un
dertaken to reform Hurry Lee anl
hasten that youug man's marriage to
Margaret if the deed .would have
brought back the sunshine to her eyea
and the smile to her face.
"I am glad; but, oh. Jimmy, I didn'6
know, that he was so mean; nobody
knows at the office. They believe it b
because of his habits. But but ha
said to let it go at that But tbero
was another reason." Margaret's voice
was quavering. Jimmy slipped a hand
under her arm and piloted her through
the crowd streaming toward the ferry.
When they were on board and bad
1 found a secluded corner he said:
"Tell me about It if you want to.
L You know I'm not a cackler."
"There isn't much to toll, only the
day of the wedding. It waa to te
very quiet at my aunt's. He -never
came."
"He never came!" Jimmy growled
at her.
She shook her head. "lie came the
next day and said he forgot forgot.
Jimmy! And then when I told him
that there wouldn't be any weddins
he said It would he a distinct relief to
him. He didn't think he was cut out
for a married man." '
"You loved him a lot, Margaret?"
whispered Jimmy hoarsely.
"I believed I did at first" said Mar
garet drearily, "but it was only a first
attraction, and I drifted into an en- ,
gagemcnt, and then I got to compar
ing him with some onewith others
and he appeared so mean and con
temptible. But I 'was engaged to him.
and I would keep my promise. But It
seems he was tired of me too."
"Never mind. Margaret." said Jim
my. "You ought to be glad euough to
get out of it so easy. Did I tell you
about my new Job with the Conti
nental people?"
Thereupon he told Margaret of his
rising luck, and when tbey reached
Brooklyn she bade him goodby with ;i
ghost of ber old smile lingering ou her
lips.
After office hours he rode up to Cen
tral park and wandered among tho
shady trees, trying to figure out In his
mind just what this hunge of Mar
garet Gray's plans might mean to him.
If she only loved him it would be so
easy, but ha did not want to gain her
consent when her heart was sore from
a quarrel with Harry Lee.
He sauntered through a bowery path
where solitude nnd bird songs were Ju
accordance with his newly stirred sen
sations. , Here, in the shadiest corner
of the most secluded path, he come
upon a skinny youth from whose lips
there drooped a .cigarette- lie was
lounging on a bench.
f "Mr. Lee!" rapped out Jimmy. '
"Huh?" The youth leaped to his feet
and faced the other with a queer look
of surprise. A smile curled his lip. "I
guess you're the chap that got my girl
away from me!" he sneered.
"What are you talking about?" de
manded Jimmy.
"I guess you know! We had a little
difference, and Margaret I told her
that she was gone on you. and well,
oh. she cried and said you was too
sensible to look at a niily thing like
her. and then she denied it. and, oh.
well, you knew the wedding wa3 off,
eh?"
"Yes. I know the wedding didn't
come off. and 1 know why It didn't oc
cur at the proper time. So now I'm
going to relieve my feelings a little.
Lee. There!" Jimmy Mil's fists flew
back and forth as be soundly wallop
ed young Mr. Lee. And when tRnt
youth lay on the grass and looked
reproachfully up nt his antagonist
through a mpidly swelling eye Jimmy
Dill looked down nt his foe.
"I Just bad to do It. Lee. I believe
It will do you goor in the end. and now
you'll hare to excuse me. I've got to
set a train for Brooklyn."
July 23 in American
History.
1810 Charlotte Saunders Qjshmnn,
celebrated actress, born: died 1870.
1SG0 Prlnco of Wales (late Edward
VII. of England) landed on Ameri
can shores to bej.'In an extensive
visit which included tbe United
States.
13,85-Gcneral U. S. Grant died tn tbe
Drexel cottage at Mount McGreg
or, N. Y.; boru 1S22.
1SS8 -Courtland Palmier, noted ngnos
tic, died; born .1843.
Made It Clear.
Mrs. Toungbrido (to grocerl-Shall I
open on account or do you prefer to
have me pay for what I get? Grocer
1 Both. madam'.-r-Boston Trnnserlnt
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