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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1913.
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THE ARGUS,
rublj-sed any at 12 Second ave
nue. Rock Islmd. I I. (Entered at the
pontotr.ee second-class matter.)
Keck IlUil XniWr f tk Aaaeclatea
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMb Ten cenu pr week by car
rier, la Rock Island.
Complaint of delivery service should
mad to the circulation department,
which should alio tie notified In every
Instance where It ) deiilred to have
papw discontinued, at carrier, ha-.e no-
authority in the premise.
All communications of argumentative .
character, political or rellcloua. mutt j
have real ram. attached for yubllca-,
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ever flctltlou. airnatures..
Telephones !a all departments. Ctn- I
tral Union, Rock Island 14S. IMS and
ms.
Tuesday, October 28, 1913.
Among those who are not worrying;
about the new tariff is the man who
, won't work. j
Ajax in his palmiest days never d-j
fied the lightning more defiantly than (
tTR A DCS HtJCOU N CIL 29
Victorlano of Mexico. ; 'erday President Wilson defined in
terms full of significance the policy of
Tslkinc about women's richts. that!1-8 administration in dealing with all
Vassar girl who threw a baseball 205 !
tt feet has a good one. i
i
What Is going on in Mexico can;
hardly be called war. Yet it is what
General Sherman said war was.
Having relieved his mind fully.
there I perhaps some hope that for -
mer Ambassador Wilson will now con -
fcider himself a tved incident.
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Th New York legislature might
partially retrieve its; If and fill an
obvious want by appointing a com -
mlifce to feel sorry for Sulzer.
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Seems as thoueh the first thing Oov -
ernor Foss di.-n r ery morning is to
fling up a penny to nee what party
he will belong to during the day.
P-nor Huerta n-ems anxious to
hahten the day when the I'ni'ed
States will no lunger be content to
"view with displeasure."
Senor Il'ierta's threat to set the
Monroe doctiiii" aside conies near be
ing t: one bes' s'i?;im since King
Canute told the m-u to back up.
There Is gulti-; to be a wedding in
I th White li'iuwe and the Wilsons don't
i1' want any guish abort li. Hen- strange-
Jy unari?tocralie are these Wllrons!
The municipal commission is to be
C0imr.en;lci, atu Is everywhere com-
mended for tolerating no foo'ishness
In the matter of the Fifth avenue ad
vertising boards. Only by a prompt
aud determined course in the face of
defiance and smart tactics such as
were manifest iu this case, can the
' crty expect to have its mandates re
spected. ( ( (IMI'IJMIKS
The reisu of anarchy grow ins out
"f militant!:,!!! of the Ifritis'i sufTra
gets Ik spreading in Knglatid. Hris
tol university bttuieuts, whose sports
' pavilion was burned by the women.
I proceeded to wrrck the siiffraget
head'tUHriers and make a bonfire of
. the furni'ure.
The sufiragets will probably con-
.. .tend that this Is just what they desire. , ment cf peoples.net entirely in theory,
yet common sense should teach tTiaU but in action: a governrmnt of peo
evciy overt act postpone the realL-a-, pies among peoples, not only within
,tiou f hope. ,.,!r own ronnes. but everywhere on
The pr.-M.i,t iii::p:ii.n of ht'.le.-.sr.s , this great continent.
is not on tht ban tu the 1 att f-in.u-!
.ened th government. in case if " "
i Himt) scinl revolutions of other days
,, that forced reforms.
HOXMl K I t'.V Kl.tM).
The dedication of tin Cleveiaud me
moral tower, which is a part of the1,
graduate college in Princeton, afforded
ex President Taft nn opportunity to
pronounce a just and discriminating i
ulogy upon Mr. Cleveland. "Mr.!
Cleveland." said the speaker, "was not'
a great lawyer; he was not a great!
econcmist; he wss not a great orator; t
, but he was a great president and a!
' great man. and he was these because J
of strong mind, clear intelligence and I
' wide knowledge of affairs. He had j
the character, hon sty and courage and '
sense of public duty which enabled j
him to meet great and critical issues. :
When be was nominated for the third j
time for the presidency, he was nom
inated against the will of the pol'ti
., clans and by a popular uprising in the
..ranks of the party."
That does Justice to Mr. Cleveland,
and it does justice to the common peo
" pie of this country. The election was
.a perfect landslide.
'iTHEB St(iKrS APPOINTMENT.
Ob th recommendation of Secretary
Bry;j, President Wilson has tendered
father Nugent of Pes Moines the post
of minister to Jerusalem.
So far as known, this is the first
time in the nation's history that the
government has designated a Catholic
priest for a ministerial office.
Father Nugent and Secretary Bryan
are old-time friends. There was no
more ardent a4vocate of the Nebras
kan'a election in 1S96 than he, and no
orator more powerful on the stamp,
priest and publicist, they have been
like brothers for 17 years, often shar
ing the same bed.
Whether Father Nugent accepts or
declines the tender, there will bJ
warm appreciation of the breadth and
airance that take so account of a
man's religion or his priestly office as
bearing n his fitness for public ser
vice, and only of his patriotism.
HOW DIFFERENT.
W. C. Brown, president of the New
York Central, says there is a slight
falling off In business over the coun
try due principally to a partial failure
of the corn crop and also agitation of
tariff and banking legislation, but he
does not regard the situation as at all
serious and says the slowing up Is
only temporary.
President Brown's talk Is in pretty
sharp contrast to utterances of a few
aJf(J by mm
in similar high
1 position. In those days any hint of
,., - r-Atin i
ing w& gtreet eant pan,a
And the mere racntIon of currency
legislation was considered
not to. be tolerated
treason,
THE MONROE DOCTRINE STRONGER
THAN EVER.
The Monroe doctrine is not dead, dor
mant or even bleeping under President
Wilson s administration, 'it is to apply
with stronger force than ever on this
continent. Friendship and morality
will be the guiding motives in dealing
with the South and Central American
republics. Human rights will be re-
spected; there will be no more exploit-
ing of the I.tin-American republics.
and the United States is through with
w ars or conquest.
l' his speech before the Southern !
Commercial congress at Mobile yes
,"eRtion9 ln Xortu- SoiIth and Central
America. The interests wh'ch have
been Keeking to force this country into
war with Mexico, in order to seize the
' country, and failing, have enlisted the
efforts of Great Britain in a manner
very offmsive to the United States,
'.are warned by President Wilson that
: human'tv and morality are the objects
; of conC( rn iu tlie c0llrC, 1nis nation
' js t0 purs ie.
i0reign powers will not be allowed
, to oppress, and this nation -will under
no pretense become involved in a war
' of conquest. What happened iu the
' Philippines at the close of the war
with Spain will not occur on this con-
j tinent. The United States is done
i for all time with the ereerly policy of
j territorial aggrandizement by force of
, arm- Henceforth, according to the
I Cachings of the fathers cf the repub-
; lie and those who put its star in the
firmament of nations and set its course.
the mlFsion of the United States will
' be cne of justice, unselfishly desiring
to contribute- to the betterment of all
I peoples cn the American hemisphere.
! Trerident Wilson declares American
, republics have suffered long from the!
i hard bargains forced on thm by con-j
cssior.aires ge'-king material Ituer
fsts" in the countries affected. The
president mninta'ns that throiifih mo
tives oi n.nrainy ano nui pxneaif icy, i
the United States desires to help theiand Great Britain over Mexico will
Latin-American republics to have j minimise itself, but tt contains all
"emancipation from the subordination 1 the elements of the most serious and
wh;. h has been inevitable to foreiuu mischievous misunderstanding which
enterprise." Uias arisen between the two govern-
The rreriflenfs speech was uttered ! ments since the Venezuelan controv-
with a confidence which bespoke theer9;
donnna-it pan the niteil States ex
pects to play in the future of the Latl'i
Amcrican republics, not through any
luc a of "tnateriiil interest,"' but through
a love of the principle of constitution
al liberty
The United States w ill never asain
.-eek to obtain one additional foot of "cogmuon or rrov.sionai res-
trrrimrv I,.- t vrPMe,.t vii.iIdnt Huerta w as in marked contrast
eon dedared amid app'ause.
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President Wilson's Mobile speech is
the most patriotic, the moft hopeful
that has been uttered by an American
executive in two decades. It arouses
new faii h and confidence on the part
of the American reorle, for their eyesi
are opened to the fact thi.-i nation is
what it started out to be, a govern
"The Young Lady
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We asked the young lady across the way if she thought It would be all
right to base the new currency on ordinary commercial paper and she said
the kind tjiey used now with silk thread la it seemed to wear pretty
e l and for her part the saw no reason for making a change.
Capital Comment
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER
Congressman from th Fourteenth District.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)1
Washington, Oct. 25. Andrew Fur
uteth, the Swedish sai'.or whose efforts
resulted !n the passage of a seaman
ship bill In tho
senate, is a man
without schooling
but not without
education. His
school has been
on the decks of
driven . vessels,
"before the mast"
Jn biting gales or
tropic suns. But
his naturally keen
mind ha educated
Itself. Just before
the senate " took
up consideration
of his bill Furu
seth wrote a brief
addressed to the
senators. As an
example of writ
ing of almost ter
rible intensl t y ,
this document Is
CLYDE H.
TAVCNNER
one of the most remarkable ever sub
mitted to congress. - Into the space of
a few hundred words Furuseth com
pressed the struggle of his who'e life.
He told of the decadence of seaman
ship and he did it in passages of Eng
lish as majestic as a chapter from
Jeremiah. Here are reprinted por
tions of the document:
"The Caucausian is leaving the sea;
the oriental is filling the vacancy. Sea
power is in the seaman; vessels are
the seamen's iworking tools; tools be
come the property of those who han
dle them.
"This is rot a prophecy; It is a fact.
If the reader needs proofs, let him
visit the docks where the ocean cargo
carrier the tramp is taking in or de
livering cargo. 79 will find that while
the officers are ' hlte, tho sailors and
firemen are very largely from the
races which inhabit Africa, Asia and
the Ma'.ay islands. If he be told that
the tendency is sporadic, let him ask
the boys along the seacoasts of Eu
rope and America, north of the Mex
ican line, what, they are going to be
when they grow up, and the answers-!
w-ll be truly illuminating. Let him
ask the seaman if he will accept a job
on shore, and he will find that seamen
are willing to accept anything to get
UNFRIENDLY AND DANGEROUS
(Chic-asro Tribune. .
It is true, no doubt, that the dis
agreement between the United States
We can leave the political morality 1
of the British action to the British
conscience. We are not the keener
of the one nor the guardian of the
other. The aptest remark on the
subject has been made by the London
r'lobp- hich suggests that the "over
,11 la-.,! Jt i
's" recognizing
-ti. if. inn ui ot-1 via.
Feter did not kill Alexander and
uraga; ne was not tne military hand
of the murdered king; he merelv sue
ceeded to the throne, surrounded by
regicides, but the offense was one
against monarchy, and even in demo
cratic England there remains some of
the ability to shudder when the person
of royalty is touched. Great Britain
was the only European nation not
represented at the coronation of Peter.
For three years it had no relations
with Servia.
Across the Way"
9v (mm tha The men are
leaving the sea; the boys are shun
ning it.
"The compelling cause of this drift,
from the sea is a great wrong, which
can only be cured by legislation. Sea
men have sought proper legislation in
vain for more than 20 years. Con
gress after congress has been appeal
ed to, but without substantial resulta.
The seamen are poor; they are lowly;
few of them are voters; fewer still can
vot, being at sea; they have nothing
with which to quicken sympathy and
induce action except their plainly told
tale. And yet the cause of the drift
from the sea is simple; the remedy
easy, if honestly applied.
- "When a citizen becomes a seaman
be surrenders all rights of citizenship
voluntarily places himself outside of
the protection of the thirteenth amend
ment to the constitution." Furuseth
then described the bondage of the sea
man, who now is held in peonage until
Uie end of his contract, forbidden tt
desert under pain of arrest and pun
ishment, A century ago his lot was
easy compared with that of sej-"s
ashore, and the sea developed a strong
and hardy race of sailors. But while
economic conditions ashore improved,
those at sea remained at the s'atus of
a century ago, wlta the result that
seafaring no longer attracts men.
"More and more men come to sea as
does the sewage," said Furuseth.
"Abolish the fugitive-slave law no
operating npon the seamen, cease be
ing the slave catcher for foreign na
tions. Give to the seamen, -while th
vessel is in port, the freedom that
has been given to other workers; give
them half of the money due to them
(others get all) in such ports in order
that they may have the means to ex
ercise and protect their freedom;
provide a standard of skill in the men
employed (and thus make it possible
for them to save life at sea, their own
included); provide such regulations as
to w-orking hours as shall keep the
skill available (they work 7 days a
week and 12 hours a day at present);
make the freedom, the standard of ef
ficiency, and the right to one-half of
the money due applicable to foreign
vessels coming within the jurisdiction
of our law s, and the drift from the sea
will cease."
. The offense of Huerta was one
against democracy in a faraway land
where democracy is a weak, crawling
infant. Peter of Servia was made to
feel that hewas a pariah and Great
Britain ; helped to convince him of
his condition. Huerta Is made to feel
that he is a patriotic Mexican, and
Great Britain accepts him as such.
. If this morality did not have the
most hurtful effect upon the United
States it would be no affair nf nnrc
but Mexican disorders are the closer. I
and gravest perils to our peace. Our
small army has been concentrated
against Mexico for a year. Two ad
ministrations have prayed that they
might exercise the wise diplomacy
which would keep American soldiers
m ,l i . , .
j"". "us soutnern country, knowing
me uaicici ana wastetul work which
j might have to be done if insanity
soutn or the Rio Grande and folly
north of it prevailed for a single day.
Our government has been firm and
as tactful as it could be without com
promising not only justice, but the
best material interests of the United
States and Mexico. Without comDro-
mising not only one but both, it can
not recognise the work done in Mex
ico when Madero and Suarez were
deposed and butchered. We cannot
have Mexico constantly threatening us
with war, and it Is ludicrous to think
that the sort of government now ex
isting in Mexico, set up as it was, and
threatened as it is, promises anything
else than constant menace.
Great Britain's reply to our pro
tests against the encouragement giv
en Huerta is a statement of its be
lief that Mexico requires a strong die
tator who will maintain peace, and
that Huerta so serves. In what man
ner has he served? He has no con
trol over the northern states, and has
not had from the day he killed Madero.
Mexico has not had a moment of peace
or quiet under him. When lawless
ness breeds law and assassination
suckles good government. Mexico,
with military adventurers fighting for
control, will have peace.
It is suggested, by British wisdom,
that 1, ...
" uiiucumes in Mexico are
created by rival oil Interests- h
the American capitalists have not been
able to control Huerta, and, there
fore, the American rovernment with
holds the light of its countenance from
the provisional president. This ami
able suggestion defeats itself. If con
cessions to American capital could
wing the support of the American
government to Huerta, the American
minister would have presented his
credentials to the Mexican govern
ment long ago. Huerta will trade
concessions fpr help.
The Pearson syndicate is favored
by Huerta and British recognition fol
lows. If there be an oil controlled
diplomacy, it is British.
The disposition of the British gov.
ernment toward Mexico is releaved
in acts unfriendly to the United States,
acta which support the man whose re
tirement is need for the reestablish
raent of peace and the restoration of
constitutional processes without which
""e cannot have a pacific neighbor.
Great Britain cannot hope that the
United States will be patient when
it discovers the Increase in iu own
difficulties caucMl Tnv iha ofrnn. nf
. - - - - - w- .
I the British foreign office to aid Brit
ish capital abroad.
HENRT HOWIAND
They a-ot a norphun boy next door; be
come there yesterday.
And be has eix toea on one foot and
double Joints, they ay;
They brought him from the 'eylnra and
his hair Is kind of red.
And he hasn't any parents, for hla ma
and pa are dead.
When we were up ln Johnson's bai t this
afternoon I a'poae
You'll not believe It but he hung- head
downward by hla toea.
And he can akin the cat and five a
Jump up In the air
And turn a flip-flap and not touch a fln-
g-r anywhere.
And he can wriggle both hla ears and
look cross-eyed and play
The jeweharp, cr, at least, he says so
anyway.
And all the girls think no one else can
do what he can do:
I almost w Isht sometimes that I would be
a norphun, too.
CANDID OPINION.
Charity begins at home, and in the
ast majority of caaes it never ven
tures out of the house.
The milk of human kindness gets
sour if allowed to stand too long.
Some men who mingle freely in com
pany without worrying over their lack
of brains would be terribly mortified if
they were to discover that they had no
cuffs on.
No man ever fell into the snares of
a temptress if he didn't want to be
snared.
The man who loudly yells "I want
you to understand that I'm no fool,"
would probably have hard work to
prove it in court.
It is more profitable to bet on a fool
who has luck than to put your faith
ih a sage who can't make connections.
To Make Her Pale and Interesting.
"Henry," she said, "did you get
those shoe buttons for me today?"
"Yep," he replied.
"What did you do with them?"
He felt in his pocket and presently
fished out a little round box. Then a
scared look overspread his counten
ance, and the lady wanted to know
what was the matter.
"Did you tate any of those com
plexion pills you asked me to bring
home for you?" he asked.
"Yes, one." she answered.
"That was a shoe button,
the pills."
"Why?"
Here are
The Higher Duty.
Give ue wisdom. If you can.
Ton who lit yourselves to teach:
Make eacit man a better man.
If you may, you men wteo preach
Make us see that nln Is vile.
But please also make us smtle.
Bhow us how e msy progress.
You that bylld anil you thet write;
Mark the highways to success.
Help to keep th souls in s'cM;
But that Is not all by half:
Kindly give us rause to laurh. 1
t
Poor Object Lesson.
"My! My! My!" said the little girl's
-NfilmntnAi rniiatn'l' mo Ira mr
much fuss when you have your hair
combed. When I was a little girl I
had my hair combed three or four
times every day."
"Yes," said the child, pointing at
the poor little gray knot on the back
of the good old lady's head, "and see
what you've got for it!"
Absolutely 8ure.
"Tes, but wait now. You've only
known her a few weeks. You haven?
had tlnv yet to be sure ''hat you real
ly love her."
"Yes I have. I'm absolutely sure of
it. Last night I was happy to b9 sit
ting besides her even while we were
listening to a male quartet."
Stolen Bait.
"You wouldn't believe, to look at
her" said the one who waa all made
up, "that she and I were schoolmates
oce. would you?"
"Well, I don't know," he replied. "I
suppose she started in just about the
time you were getting through, eh?"
Sugar Is Dear In France. -
Feople in France when tbey dine at
restaurants frequently appropriate the
sugar they don't happen to use. Sugar
In France Is dear, and what is served
with the coffee belongs by right to the
purchaser as much as the coffee itself.
So why not take a lump or two home
to littie Jeanne or FierreJ
The Daily Story
ADELIA YORK'S PRIDE BY CLARISSA MACKIE.
Copyrighted. 1913. by Asscvlated Literary Bureau.
Adelia Tork looked very despairingly J
a round her Immaculately clean and !
quite bare pantry. Cooking utensils j
were arranzed In orderly neatness, and
.,- ohtn. -. .hinine on it.
. . ... !
particular shelf, but of provisions there
were none to mention.
The bread bos was empty as well as
the cake box and the cooky can. The
tea canister held only a dust of tea on
the bottom, and the coffee jar bad been
empty for two weeks.
This was the day that Alelia had
held out against for weeks, i.ittle by
little her store of ready money bad
dwindled until at last there remained
onlj 15 cents in her little beaded purse.
Adelia was-proud, and ahe was now
noor. since she had received a letter
from New York saying that the rail-
rot.d stock whose dividends provided
her modest income was 'quite worth
less now. Without the semiannual
dividend, which was due now, Adelia
was renniless. She owned the little
house where she lived, for she had in
herited it from Aunt Rebecca York,
whom she had nursed through an irri
table and eccentric old age and whose
death did not bring to light half of the
securities which her will had named as
Adelia's portion.
"I must go to Mr. Brown and see If
I cannot get a loan on the house."
sighed Adelia as she closed the pantry
door and- sank -weakly into a rocking
chair.
To her dismay, the office door wss
locked and a card on the door said that
Mr. Brown had gone to Albany on
business and would return two days
later.
Adelia smiled bitterly as she turned
away. Mr. Brown had been her last
hope. He was the principal business
man of the little village, and to none
other would she have confided the des
perate condition of her affairs. Fool
ish she might have been, absurdly
proud she undoubtedly was. but the
Yorks were ail that way. and Adelia
was a York to the very marrow of her
delicate bones.
She stepped slowly np the brick
paved street toward her little home,
now and then pausing to give greeting
to some friend or neighbor.
Miss Cherry Downs popped her head
out of the door and urged ber io come
in and stay for supper.
"I'm all alone, Adelia." she insisted.
"I'm going to have some warmed over
succotash and a peach shortcake. I
feel too mean for anything eating it
alone."
Adelia flushed warmly, but she shook
her bead. "I'm sorry. Cherry, but I
put some biscuits to raise, and I must
get home at once. Thank you Just the
same." she ended, hurrying away.
Adelia hastened home, conscience
stricken at the untruth she had spoken
about the biscuit Her pride was at
the bottom of it all, she told herself
remorsefully ns she entered the house.
Her mouth had watered at Cherry's
invitation to supper, but pride had
risen like a wall before ber.
"I wasn't too proud to tell a lie." She
lashed her conscience with this thought.
She felt faint and cold and almost ill
from lack of food. The hens bad sud
denly ceased to lay. and she was glad
of it. She had revolted against eggs,
but they bad kept up her strength.
Adelia went oc.it to the back porch to
bring in her bread and tea which the
groceryinan must have delivered by
this time. There were some cans of
fruit in the cellar left over from last
winter. She decided that she would
have a cup of tea and some bread and
beach plum Jam for her supper.
On the wooden bench on the back
porch 'was a big basket, and it was
generously heaped with packages and
parcels of groceries.
Adelia gasped. The new man had
made a mistake. He had left some
body else's order, and ber miserable
pittance of bread and tea had gone
elsewhere.
She lugged the basket Into the kitch
en and locked the door. Then Adelia
York did a strange thing. She put all
the puckages away in her pantry and
hid the basket in the cellar. When
she panted up the stairs once more she
looked into the pantry and made in
ventory of the provisions. There were
flour and sugar and butter and baking
powder, tea and coffee and crackers
and rice and cereal, jars and cans of
dried beef and codfish, and wrapped In
a separate paper was a fine porter
house steak.
Adelia stood with locked fingers and
compressed lips. These things belong
ed to ber neighbor. Mrs. Mason. The
Masons were generous livers. What
! wo"!d Mn Mason think of her? What
would any one think of her?
Adelia's pride forbade her giving io
to her pleading conscience. She step
ped briskly around, her red lips closed
in a tight line of resistance, preparing
the evening meal. When she sat down
to It she ate heartily, eating the juicy
ment and drinking the fragrant coffee
nntil ber hunger was appeased.
It was not until she had washed the
dishes and put them away and sat
down with folded bands that Adelia
actually realized the enormity of her
offense.
The next morning she arose very
aerlv. and without eating; n morsel she '
went to the china cupboard in the din-
Ing room and took down Aunt Rebec- j
ca's britannia teapot. This teapot wss I
Adelia's most cberHbed heirloom and
bad belonged to ber grandmother be
fore Aunt Rebecca possessed it. j
Mrs. Mason bad admired the teapot
more than once and had hinted that If
Adelia ever desired to sell it she would
like to have an opportunity to beconiu
its owner.
"It will hurt roe more than anything
else to give this up," said Adeiia to
herself as she wined off the shining
treasure, "but 1 guess that pride of
mine will have to pay for it. 1 shall
give it to Annie Mason right now in
exchange for those things, and 1 shan't
accept anything more than the value
dt that food. I've often seen emi-
mother pour tea from IL but Aunt "Ke-
becca r.ever used -it that 1 remember,
It's odd how she asked for it the day
bforp sn die an(1 ,vent to slwP "lth
' ia hpr b0- or Aunt Rebecca:
Sbe -was so eccentric. But she mean't
well. I'm sure."
Wrapping the britnnnia teapot la her
little red shawl. Adelia went through
the orchard to the little gate in the
fence that opened into Mrs. Mason's
vegetable garden.
Annie Mason was on ber knees pull
ing beets. Her rosy face grew rosier
when she saw Adelia standing there,
pale and ill looking.
"What is it, Adelia?" she asked
quickly. "Is anything the matter?"'
She sat back on her heels and shook
the earth from a monster beet root.
Adelia's voice trembled with emo
tion. "I've got to see you alone. Annie.
she said hurriedly. "It's very impor
tant" Mrs. Mason arose with difficulty, for
she was very stout and with . trou
bled expression on her comely face she
led the way to the bouse and into the
sitting room.
"There ain't a soul to home this
morning. They've all gone off. Adelia.
What on earth's the matter? She
dropped into a chair and waved Adelia
into another.
Adelia unwrapped the shawl and set
the britannia teapot on the table be
fore she spoke.
"Annie Mason, I've got a confession
to make," she said in a low, shamed
tone. "I've been short of money ever
since the railroad went to smash and
they stopped dividends. I was too
proud to borrow money on the house
or to get ln deb, and I've been hun
gryJust plain hungry. So yesterday
when I got home I found a big basket
of groceries on the back porch and
andI was so hungry I kept them!"
cue pausea tragically. j
"Well?" gasped Mrs. Mason.
"Well, they're yours. Annie Mason,
I'm sure tbey are. All I bad ordered
was a loaf of bread and 10 cents'
worth of tea. and I've kept your pro
visions, and to pay you back for them
and to punish myself for being so wick
edly Djoud I've brought over the bri
tannia teapot. It's for you!" Adelia
sank back in her chair, and her lips
were very white.
Mrs. Mason said not a word then,
but she flew around and brought a pil
low for Adelia's bead and a little glass
of blackberry wine. When the color
came into Adelia's cheeks Annie Mason
leaned over ber frail neighbor anj
spoke Impressively.
"Now. don't you dare say a word.
Adelia. till I'm through. I want you
to know that I haven't forgotten bow
you helped me when the children bad
the measles last winter and all the
kind and neighborly things you've done
since we've been ))ere. And somehow
1 knew that you was having some tem
porary trouble, and yesterday morning
when I was giving nay grocery order I
said to the new man, 'My neighbor,
Miss York, forgot to tell you nil she
wanted this morning, and yoit can
Just add these thiugs to ber order.'
And then I made up a list, and those
you found on the porch were, your
own, Adelia York. I won't hear a
word against it! What's the use of
having neighbors If they can't help
each other out? 'Neighbor' means to be
'near to,' and the time to be near to 1
w hen we're in trouble. Don't you dare
cry, Adelia York!"
Mrs. Mason wss crying herself ss
she spoke, and after she snd Adelia
had mingled their tears and bad grown
a little calmer the older woman sug
gested that they drink a cup of tea
made In the britannia teapot
Adelia dried her eyes and smiled,
and Annie Mason went to the kitchen
sink to wash out the teapot.
"The spout's all stopped up. Ade
tla," she called. "Just bring me that
knitting needle off the table, wilt you"
"I declare. It's stuffed with psperf
she exclaimed as she pried with the nee
dle. "What the land!" She drew forth
the needle and with it a wet and
crumpled roll of paper.
Adelia opened U carefully. "Aunt
Rebecca must bava put something in
It," she said in a diizod tone as she
flattened out the engraved certificates
of stock.
"I'll bet It's those missing securi
ties''' cried Anute Mason excitedly.
"Well, your Aunt Rebecca would be
likely to do that. Didn't you tell me
she bad the teapot Iu her room the
day before she diedV"
Adelia nodded. Her eyes were heavy
with tesrs. "It's nil f wonderful.
Annie. I mean my awful pride and
then my yielding to temptation to take
your provisions, not knowing vou bad
given them to me, and then my pun
ishing myself by giving you the ten
pot and finding the securities. But
there's one thing I value more than
all the money. Annie Mason." sbe end
ed wistfully.
"What's that?1; asked Mrs Mssia
cheerily.
"The understanding what 'neighbor
means being 'aear to' each other," re
plied Adelia.
Oct. 28 in American
History.
177-Battle at White Plains. N.
between Continentals under Wash
- ington ami British under Lord
Howe. Washington was defeated.
18C3 At Wsuhatchie. - Tenn , near
Cbattanoogs. General Joseph Hook,
er's troops repulsed a Confederate
night attack. Hooker's victory
cured control of the fords of Ten
nessee river, over which ration
were hauled for the Federal army
in Chattanooga.
1893 Carter H. Harrison, mayor' cf
Chicago, assassinated
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