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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1013.
THE ARGUS. fuh!:,rei daily at ..;jf smug morality are no longer the, cue. Bock ii,b4 i:l (Entered .t j,.,'fcon in do,!, or humans , . , .... And yet to the child of those days' i a bespangled, stupid-eyed, blonde doll! ftefc 1mm. A f e fcep f k AmrlltN ' fae va na m ti H a tVtrr f Iff. nf ' BY THE W. POTTER CO. TERMS Tn cnu per week tr car- Her. In Rock Inland. Ccn-plainta of delivery err!-, ihO'ild be ntili to th circulation department. whiih mo-jld also be r.-t:fll In erery Inatan-e T.-fcer It la d-Jrf-d to hava paper d lrcr.tin'ied. a -arr;ers hare no JthorKy !n the prrrr.!a All rommur.:-a?J :s of ara"jrjerttat!ve character, rl'tnal e.r r Pgioja. muat have ra: l.ame a'?a-h-d f r p -bl ca tion. No ..'"h ari,-' will te printed nr f't:'!iui s! a; natures. Tel'id.onea !r. a:i d'r ar:rrr.a. Cen tra! Vr.lon. F.'-ck I:ar.i 114J and 2148. Thursday, Dece-rb 1913. On trouble :'h !. ' boycott is that it doesn't offer a sunvitute. I i- a lone lar.e that ";. no t'rrnlng. A Pui man palace car porter has been robbed. I'erhaps one reason John Llnd Isn't saving much, :b ;:.at :.- hasn't any th:r.g to say The Texan who f'Tis ti.- pecan tree yielding lloo a y-nr ; ro:iaiIy wouMn't trade it. for to c.r ei-n 'ut'v hen'1. As a fo-in-t Itm'-et, iiifri'id! ho-ild b all ":. t:n. . the Mr.a ad. I.:sa S'li!. it n u-- said t' the Mr. lira:.- l.ia CJ 'red e !!' '.1 ' !"!'.' habit. crefi.r o; n'it t iiiere'.ry tax And probiiblt '!u" h d'" " r -That !; i;--j' iri.-'" S nor !' I r- ' r ; -i t:.".'. f- in pro ! i o .l.c-r;a; Vr l.k'lv it i-frtrii-'- ' ;:'' save M i I'aT: h th'm a' T t: ,..f t.l to W'n.fkv i" ta:d to tliost "f 'h- I. :t)- Mam. iiinf a jirotuo ' i"ti '. Nv rrk he. IW-i Mi:ri-l:y iil h ;.!! ! " lns:-st. V ! 1 l: r : t !!: 1 e n a S p If t r I.. i Ko'leV.. I i :. rn.ii. .ii. par', oi 'i.i r ,i t ti . t ih Sndne . a'ion !e d to : th p. r- I III HO l' ir. ' I'reseli i.t W.Koii sii'd i'. i.i-- r - 1. 1 - uddre-s to i on; re-s ; Social jU-the (iiii.es !:r-r !-a ',- the mai n iio"rv for i's read ..t tioii atid is ir.il iciv a- it ev p't t. ;il"l ' II bo l e. ;. Wcne! tl t urt- -o coll -bb-1 . .1 - l.t and pi'to v n -i.itu-e, ;ire , ir,i:ii-i . r.. tii. m i'h ileniiiini-. teat i . ... Invalidated lecu-e of some t,.:!n.i; le htiic;.!it v. !,i li ih.e.s noi .,'uim-rn the l?w '- itality . The very but li .it li.e i.igl.er coari r r.i. ,..t, r ', v- .i.-ihr- i.i u im i a -t i " tutio'ial ov.r mere -unhide- lia ; i iiul tlx ill- 'i--ion of the recall d ' judo ial le i-iotis. a very ihiMrerou- experimet.t to emt'. irk ia - iktl.ti: ixii: 1 he ! p - in jy.bs.i u at taken ' p.i Mil i-hi:i a in i.i v. a. i r. f ' :on.: I mwii .ttcc. Wa-hir.gton. has under fv the pro:M skives I y ri't'cnini' i.d nj g tiie Tell l. l.oll of n p- of " resen; at ;'u l.'Olll tl'..' SOC'h Tie ev tent of ' d legates ti.e i.a'ional 1 tl ni( t'.ibet? o "i.e oiil t-ll p it a'.-. rs that a i.i J i t t do at ( (Cllfli : cf 1 '''. W . h'l nr. s ill s'u 'i :n: ' ( urtly infoi m d ! h.. m r d'i' 'h n so ir-.tl t.g w all Some of th ,t 1 'O asis ' - reiim i- i t.c r pri - cf the j:-::' o e. ti the e. w : .i si !.! I'ta: repre--.; w o.' i lave proport :on- a'ion of all h.-'.d ' he rod ssi e J " gtvi li Verne lit at'y the lat:si , the s'att .-. hut -quivrfb :u to k'c '. As th- pregn -'I'lilcati on tin- th s w as in kit'.i: t:;e ; re .;u ' lll't. sa ir. e i! ay i i m t In ' the r.a- ! tioaal i to go i pro bat' o p. lone i.i'hir 1.H at.d r.solved f' r principle, : Is qui'e svtr.e of those pri sent - at Wa.-h.:.i;ton wt ,:d i. , d to a few w . ".1 direct I administered To the im t ha e t-tjet t d k en b il.g t'Ts !a face. : ia or south f: c n'ace. i Tin: t hhi.m. There was a time we can all re : .member when dolls were mostly all f alike. Tiiey were i:i.pccable young ?- 13. cherubs. faulty faultless, stonily tling report that the Russian minister fdarir.s. whose prime little cour.te- ,t itkicg had been assassinated. i nances reminded us if our own im- "One of the paper at once rushed a 'perfections. They always had extra- i handbill through the press, but tfor 'light bU t.de l.a'-r ajid tlieir eyes Jt w44 distributed caaie the official de tTf i.evr anvtL'.ne bur - l ie. The r j from St. IVtersburs and I'eking. hecks were fat and ruddy wi;h a' j teepicg with the best Journalistic too artificial look of paint about i traditions of the Occident, the editor I them Lad the denials rrinted on a second . These iiv. hauehtv creatures have 1 hat.di.ui given ' ay to other colls, cliaracter ! -Then he called all the newsboys ; dolls, naughty dolls. Jesting dolis. into the Inner office, explained the a't i eome with ti.e look of mischief clever-' Uat'.on with the utmost candor, banded ' ly worked into the expression, others' out UppHes of each bill to the eager -. wini n.e i v vg i,iiuuiii rtiuitiru ' upon them. Audaciously w U ked dolls. ! boy dolls. Indian dolls, dolls of every ( mood and feeling greet the child to- j day. They are certainly more com- J paoionable. Their advent is but a ' .evidence of th naturalism of the! . - t1m"t ' 1 I , e KM m n nf tr If I, lent. I Jijm Is giving away to reality, that J t sham and sawdust and the primness' I blood as the bit of rag with a knot; i in it is to the child of the slum la' i every are since poverty was bora. J THF COMMIIO FORM. The Oulncv Herald Is a stronir ai- ( vocate of thf' commission form Of rcu- nicipal government as a substitute, for Tii. a'drrran!c sstem tinder ' which that ci'y is still operating.. Critics of tiie ecrr.mission fcrm of gov. J urmmi, it pays, delight in pointing j in Springfield is that the comirUfn- J where th" new system has proven un-J u' cessful. As a matter of fact, the: only chare that really can be made! id Springfield is that the commission-' crs have not at ail times worked in i f.armor.y. Otherwise the system has J r.'-en successful. How like Rock Is- j iar.i in experience. It also seems ti.at th opposition in Sprincfield is lodzed in the verv class of men who I sre opposing i: in other cities. the I advocates of the old style political r.i.e of mnn:' ir air i-s. The forces of reaction 'n are !;:i-d rfie-ld ;a:nst a elsewhere up ; any system wl.J'jU takes away f.-cin tiie politicians 1 the iigi.t to govern the ci'y. The Sprlncfield HegiSter. a news paper which stands for bet'er govern :nen: in the state and also in the city. ' has the following to say of the com mission Jorm of government after sev- ' era! jcars of experience with it in that city: Citizens all over the country are i turning- to tiie non parti.san form f.f poverntr.en-. Kook what lia- j-iet happened in Penn-ylvan a. j in that cue state -1 cities with a varying number of inhabitants from i.'"" to nearly 1'ii.nfni each, have a!o ted government by coiii-ri.i.-cion. They' have discarded th-ir niaors and dual councils, substitu'iiie a salaried board of f.ve administrators, whose job is to run tb- city exactly as they i would a buinesa coroporation. The n--.v s heme of thinss puts iu'o t-ie hand- ft the i'izu ab- i solute power to pa-ii or repeal or- d. ii! :n . thro.eii a modification of ' ii.it ; e and relerenduiu '1 ! lion jiart .-:iti balo w illbe etn l l' vr! in ai. nrinu ioal eltctions. The -iti-- that have Adopted the otniiii.--ion gov erniiietit ii I hii Mider H'l act pa'hCil by tiie !jt- e. -t r nn i- ania ! cisla'ure. That o 1.!!.- a number of tnunuical :ties .-':oi.ld .a- a, ailed In-iii-.!e. cf tiie i;eA la at the earl possible moment is a iiote wir'ny sign of the t.m-. Tiie prtres-ri v e dotrines of ti.e west ;-;e fast luakit)-; col.vcrt-' ill the pi ' i, i. ii. n .on a'oi a ii.ili o;,. ;!a' ion. :s il -!i;atid-in tii- comnii-siot) toriu as a.n es i.pe from the abb rmanic pl,:n-tu-rb'itKl suci. .is Springfield for tiiarly had .n :i -loall- r S'-.ile. Tiie i o:ninj.,:in form ligii'Iy ad-inii.ister-d is a!' irstht. It i- the ideal s--em i f :i,m,i- 'pal government. YCUR PLACE IN THE WORLD. ! It May Ba j Fill It Well. For, Though ST-.all, It la Important. 'tiie hulk of the estate of !iiis I. It is the privilege of a limited tiiim-! Kw aid. ironmaster of l.oui: ville ami tcr of mortals to stand In the limelight 'St. Limis. should go to tiie children of JtLd be :;tl:!:'Udel to have a Pathway! Mrs. Ll'on J. ".olden, who. it i.l- i b ared for liieir progress mid an nt- I lentiw. ..mdi.-neo for th.-ir lii-hest e. ( et.t cf oniman.l or exbortaflon. Most of us LU bumble pl.K-es. We are uot t hr;.rd cf Jit our birtb. nor when we die We make one more lu the crowded thoroughfare. The "hungry generations jcratic a.-.oei inon of New York ( ounty. ! trottd us (".nwii." Life's swollen current ortani 'ed in opposition to Tammany j roars and eddies about the little coaoe J hall, has announced the uppointmi lit w sre fying to paddle through tbeiof a plan and scope committee. The j rapids and stream "What is the use?" j . - .. - - we ask. And of what r.ae are we? ; What difference wyu'.d it make If we Ksve up the fight' Who would noth e our vanishing, and what is one life among so many? In that mood of discouragement It is to be remembered that each of us has bis place which he alor.e can fill. , There are otbets. no doubt, who can j ' the same ki::d cf work, but they i cannot do our work. History is full of tragedies due to the failure not alone j of emperors, but of peasants not ! luerely of commanding generals, bnt of 1 privates in the ranks and the collapse ' of a groat cause b.is been due to the ' fa-"t that one inconspicuous man in a , niall place has thought it made no difference If be ran away. Philadel phut Ledger. NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE. Tht Display It In an Acuta Form lit Tomak, Siberia. In "Through Siberia An Empire In the Making." ty K. L. Wright and r.assett Digby. the authors tell us that the city of Youisk has two morning dallies. Art Important news that I comes over the wires durlo? the d a T la 6truck orr on handbills, which are sold ,n tb street as "teleframma." At tjje time of the Russo-Chines crisis' there came early one morning the star- laus ma tola teem to run tne sireeui crying 'Horrible Assassination' cntil tije 'Horrible Assassinations' had o!d cut. Then, after resting up for ten tuinnte. ther were to open a chorus of Startling Sequel' and proceed to sell .ti ..o ' i,l vjfc O . . .-i.lkllUft k. 1. 'J . v i m - I Capital BY CLYDE Congressman from I Wasrine'on Deo. IK -One of the mcst interesting figure la the aouse of representatives today is General Isaac R. Slier- wocd. of Ohio He is a veteran of 4l Sherwood has al v aj s been a sport sm.fn in the best soli-e of that ' V CLYDE H. TAVENNER J word, and he still retains his love of 1 ' outdoor life. For many years he was! i editor of a journal devoted to ne-.vs 'about highbred horses. 1 i I This fall the general was l.iid up fornij,.ep for the judgment and care; ia while by a slight illne.-s." The doc-1 used in granting special pensions. One 1 I tor told him he was sound as a nut or two members declared that special! (and onlv needed a little more outdoor ' pension bills are introduced and pass ; exercise' to keep him f.t. It was thenjed merely to buy votes for congress-. "General Sherwood realized that in ! T.en. This charge was nouy rcruieu 1 , . .. ,.-.'. ,.f ii,. I .Hin men nf the ;the past year he has a.lowed his ct.n-, t some of th. leading men ot uie I gressional duties to confine h.m too ; house, and. in replying to me sami cioselv s a consequence he lias brou.iu back wi-h this winter a team of hig'i-s'eppsn!! racing horses that have no muTcli in the national capital. The fin-ire of the seneral flvitig over the sneedway be hind these spirited animals is beconi i iiig a familiar siaht in Wa.-hineton. I The general is filled wili as much ! cood natur.-d misch :evousnes as :,ny jactiv boy. He knows tlir.t i' is ri.tlier tf-rr.fying to anyone unaccustomed t horses to ride in a light j;'g beh'ttd 'a pair 'hut are step), in- oi f miles about (very two ram: ! and sec onds. Yet he has taken to inviting his colleagues one by one op for ibies ea h afternoon. It i.s seldom that fie I ii WIRE SPARKS Ii New York Tin- la-t the ( hri-t-mas mails tor foreign land- iei'i New York. All told, foreigners in New Yi.rK " i t y sent money order.-, acgregiitiiig T.T7r,'0 '. to the folks at !, 1me. This is an increase of H.ei'O lord, is and J1,-.j.i'J' over la-t year. j New ork Kir re,'u.,iil to answer ' ijuet io:is on the witness stand. Harry : .. llaiiherry. cor. i; I e.-s m::i from iSiooklyn a decade a'.;o. v. as jidiudgo.i to be in contempt of court and set;, i fenced to serve :io days in jail and j ::y a line of $J ."in. St. l.oul Judge l. niii::gs in tl circuit court h re ha. decided t'r b'ged. M-re adopt d bv Lwald in and 1ft nr.. 1 he estate I estimatid at $3.tH.'t.tjo" to $:..oo(iiimi. New York - William U. Seldon. tl. newly elected ( liairman of the de.mo 'The Young Lady The young lady across the way sa shop girls at this season of the year I P" A I J I f 1114 ft 4 111 I 11 r t if it tt i j ii i ii y ii A i I I l i ti i Fvi t i l v r t j i i ii hi h nv f i ! Lm r tilings over for half an hour or so and then tells them she'll come back j i after Christmas when they're not so rushed. j Comment H. TAVENNFS ths Fourteenth C (strict. 1 recipient cf one of these invitations ; wi.i accep: anotner ore Recently the veteran congressman had as his guest a city member who ' had never ridden behind a fast horse ; ' before.' The nags had been- gradually hattles of the civ :1 j increasing their sreed. and the nerv-j war and is thelcus inembr noticd that the general' only union officer j stepped talking and was devoting a left in the house. J his attention to the horses, speaking ? la fact, there is 1 to them in a soothing way. j Mi!y one other "They're running away. arent they. ' grand army iciui general?" cried the frightened pas-; in the house. j senger. 1 In site of his 7 1 The general ginned. "No," he j years the hoary-! called back. "They're not running i headed genera". !s away, but I can't stop them." I s'ill as straight ; The guest clung to the seat for the, and slim as a sap- two miles which it took General Sher- j line, and his only wood to get the animals under con-, infirmity is a tro'. Then. aPho'igh they were far j bothersome deaf- from the street car. the ?uest alighted i ness. General, and footed it home. i General Sherv. cod is chairman of ( 'he committee ou invalid pensions,' :.nd :is such was recently in the con-' grc'sSonal limelieUt when he Intro-j duced the first omnibus pension bill 'of the 63rd congress. During the de-j I bate on thav bill many members of jloth parties took occasion to complt-1 liieiit General Sherwood and his com-j tlisrae. I cncics-man rrai-K m r-. , republican can.udate lor governor or. Ohio, paid h'.ii tnuute to nis m - iuu - r..iii- colleague. General Sherwood. The eem-rul himse'f in his speech told ; I lie gtntrui j.im.e.i i t of the po!sc of ills committee. He said: "Now, this committee ! iron -is at least I propose, and l! . . ", , '. i- . ...I,.- f.f li.llik I l.a.e the .ul. sympathy ff cvery petisii memlicr of tills committee ui . n e( rv deserving cafe. As; lo-s. :-t tl t hey old . ..1.1 ; m rtuKlllir H Wll V rate ef '.oi.ii a year, and soon ;;Tie. we propose, so I . to render their last i w ill all i. -as possible. , on earth c f..r ant niortable and pleas-. vjbi.dv is empowered to select perma- '. . . r,.- .i... ,',wi.,niiiilpnt :,f in ii' aii'il,ai to s ne- .... " - democrats of the county and enect an ....,t..rst:ititiinir with the various nun- ill dinted democratic organizations. m -------- Itio Janeiro Colonel Theodore 11 )os- volt and party on their arrival ;o t'o iimba were warmly received by. the civic authorities ami the people, j The president of the municipality: greeted Colonel Roosevelt, expressing ;o him the satisfaction of the people 'cf 'oi-uiiiba at the honor of the visit., I.Mer me IvooM-veit party left on a hunt in a nearby jungle. Albany. N. Y.-AU bills passed at the iccei.t se;;-ion (;f tiie legislature i 'now are laws. Tiie governor lias! .signed the last of ihem, tiie work-; mini's compensation bill. I'reviously he had sivned tiie various election f bilis providing for direct primaries,' the direct ehitioli of I'liiied States ! senators, the Massachusetts ballot and !ith"r general election legislation. Toluca to Have New Bank. Sprinel'icld. I I . Dec. IS. Auditor of Public Accounts Brady yesterday is-.-ueil n permit to Jonas T. Ball. Will- i.mi :ic!i U;:nl with C. Kitlimiller and John J. Don to organize the Toluca State . at Toluca. Marshall county. Across the Way' ys sr.e feels so sorrv for the poor that she often just goes in and look-? lc)KLULc)lllUUK The sweetest hour of ul! I Know is not tno , Nor that brl.ht hor whm morningr"a it'o- mkes goi.i-'n ;i:i tne winrunK Th"7: 8l.t4 hour when. be, freed frora ,-ucuman-e-B KallinS nos. : j t,. lny ba,by ,,p :1,i 1 rhjmes of "Mother read tlio simple ;ow." j Vnow th j;1iPflin,,j, that fprincs from rouraR, v!:teh is proudly shown; j know the j y ;hat profit brings to thoe who strive fur natn alone. Put sweet r: K!;irln. s.s if my niee.1 when h,. who keeps Tr.y purpose Bood Eachanted listens while 1 read the rhymes 1 learned in habvhood. ' ' What He Would Do. "Who is that hatchet-faced woman over there who seems to think it is necosFary for her to do all the talk ing?" "Don't you know her?" ! "No, I never saw her before. If J she's married I'm rorry for the poor devil who is ber husband. I can't . . imagine anyiniap nioro lerrioie mail being tied up to a woman like that for lire. iieavens, near ner go it: ner voice is like a rasp. I should think her throat would be all worn out. Do you know what I'd do if I were mar ried to such a woman?" "No. Kor heaven's sake tell me." "O'n. I beg your pardon, old man. I didn't mean any offense. I I apolo gize." "That's all right. You gave me to understand a moment ago that there was something you would do if you were married to oich a woman. What is it?" "I'd hasten to let my friends know It when I took her out anywhere so they wouldn't bo in any danger of making the kind of a break I've juat made." Isn't It Good? It pood. oh. fellow man, he free from thoughts that Isn't To eo.irse and mean, he demjj tiie h.-t that a brave To Wi ill pn eairrr heart clean ? and a past that's Isn't it -rood, when the morning's briirht. To have work to do that la worth your while: To be free from fear and to have the riff; if To hfL-in your task with a hopeful amile? Isn't it cood. when the mnrnlnn's bricht. To hive work to do that is worth your while; To be free from fear and to have the rijrht To heir.n your task with a hopeful smile? Isn't It Rood when the sun Is low. That vou've done jrood work and done It well? j In Dublin, A traveler who was in Dublin not j long ago noticed in the post office j there a number of boxes into which , letters were to be dropped. On one of them was this ign: -"For Foreign Letters;" on another. "For Domestic Letters," and on another, "For Letters Too Late for the Next Delivery." NOT YET. "And Is this." he asked after their first quarrel, "to be the end?" "Oh, dear, I hope not," she re plied. "I have kept all yonr let ters, and you sure ly wouldn't go away without do ing something nice to get me to the newspapers. I would you?" Easy. "If I were deaiin,i; with those Eng lish suffragettes who go on hunger strikes I'd soon break up the scheme." "How weuld you do it?" '"Whenever they started anything cf that kind I'd slip a plate of pickles inside the cell door." Just Another "Variation. Did you hear about Newman? "No." "He lost Lis right leg." "Gracious! I thought he had every thing in his wife's name.' Embarrassing. 'Mamma," said Mary, eight years Id. "I'm glad I'm not a boy." "Wht makes you feel that way?" said msinm.i. ' Well. I think if I were a boy It would be so embarrassing to propose." n rep'Jed. Indjanapo'Js News. n iTHi i i 1 i keep Loom out of The Daily Story SELECTING A WIFE BY F. A. MITCHEL. Copyrighted. 1913. by AaacrctatM Literary Birtao. When old man Skinner died It was onderstood that his only child. Billy, would be very rich. Indeed, a news paper 'stated that the estate would round v.p $1,000,000. Scarcely had this item appeared than all the girls Billy had ever known began to show him ' attention, and those who hadn't bis ; acquaintance sought Introductions that j they might enter the race for Billy j and his million. It was not long j before lie counted ten pairs of em j broidered slippers arranged in a row Ion n shelf In bis closet and twelve ' dozen handkerchiefs with the letter ! "S" worked lu cue corner that had been sent him by aspirants for his j hand. One night after coming in from the i theater Billy sat down to look over liis I engagement book and found thai for the coming week he had iuvited three J different girls to go to the opera with i him on the same evening, was to take out four In his car on one afternoon and was equally entauglod as to bis calls. Throwing the memorandum book on his desk, he pushed back his i chair and sat in deep thought, j "This thing has gone far enough," he said to himself. "AH the girls 1 know I want to marry me, and those who ; don't know me would want to marry me if they did know me. It's got to stop, that's all there Is about it it's got to stop. But how am I going to stop it? I might have an item pub- : lished that my fortune hasn't panninl iout as well as was expected ami in- ' stead of S.IO.OOO a year I'll have to get Ion with a beggarly $.1,000. This would . throw of? the girls who want an estab- j j lishment. but there are lots of thorn , who would argue that a tenth of a loaf i j Is better than none. Besides, I doubt i if they would believe the statement. ! especially if I spend my Income. No. : that plan won't work. ! "Suppose I marry one of these girls ! that'll settle it. And I might as well ! marry now as later. It would save me I n lot of temptation. I'd have a homo : to loaf jn instead of a club, and I'd ! be fulfilling the natural requirements of a properly constituted existence. j The beasts and the birds mate why not man? I'll do It. I'll marrv one of these girls, and that will head off all the rest. "But which one shall I marry? ' There's I.ou Clarke, and Hattio Allen, ! and Bessie Trask, and Helen Wartleld, ; ! and a lot of others. I.ou would love ! me dearly, I know, but she's not very ! bright, and I might tire of her. Hat- i tie. I'm afraid, is too smart. She would got ahead of me every time. Bess is a scatter brained creature, always Jok ing. She's delightful as a companion. ! but I'm afraid that if my fortune j should Klip away from me she'd pawn J the clock and go on with her jokes. Helen Is too confoundedly serious. She'd always be looking at things in a mat j tor of fact way. ! "What a tine thing it would be if I could find a girl that should have a ! fair amount of nil the desirable traits without having too much of any one ! of them. She should be Jolly, but se ! rlous at the serious times. She should be fairly intellectual, so that I might ! l e able to talk with her on ordinary j topics of the day without her telling j me every few minutes that she knew j more than I. She should be fond of j children, as I am. Amiability I should i place as her lirst requisite. i "I know a way that 1 could find out ' something about these qualifications t in the woman who would make me j ooo square feet In a room VZ by IS. J n good wife, but I'm afraid the girls j Kighth. With n drunken cook and no wouldn't chiino in with it. When a j dinner my dear husband would tin j congressman is loaded down with np- j doubtedly dine and wine, me at a first plications for West Point or Annapolis i cinss restaurant. ! what does he do? Why. be submits , Ninth. An instance of amiability In f II, inittnr ti. enrnnetltlv fill mi lin tlotl n go mv s, ,. un-...,!- .,l I. and gives the appointment to the boy J plying to these questions. Kolllng pins whose papers are the best. It would j are. fr peS( stickpins for woman's de be just the thing in my case, but girls f,.se. are so uppish that they wouldn't sub- Tenth. Not Interested In the suffra mit to it. gelte movement. "Yet I'm not so certain about that j i;ieventh. I should dross to please where there is a million dollars at nuid,y. stake. A girl will knuckle down to a good deal where she has a choice, i on the one side, of hammering a type writer oil day or cramming knowledge into the heads of children, who hate j knowledge and love candy, and. on the other, of spending her share of $."i0,. 000 a year. I have a mind to try it." Taking a pencil, he amused himself, writing out some questiems suitable to his matrimonial purpose. He wrote down a number of them, scratching j out some and substituting others or ! changing his wording, and at last threw down his pencil, apparently quite satisfied with bis work. This was his examination list: First State what you consider the j first duty of a wife. j Second. Write something humorous. 1 Third. Are you a new woman or an old one? i Fourth. Have you many or few rel- i atives? State their ages and sex. ! Fifth.-What is your age? i Sixth. If yonr husband should come i home tired and cross, what reception j would you consider it your duty to j give bim? Seventh. Stste the main features In j the constitution of the l.'nifed States ; Explain the proper use of "shall and will" and "who and whom." Does j North America rightfully belonir to tl American Indian or the white mac; How many square feet are there iu t 12 by 18 foot room? Eighth. If the cook were found ii.tox Icated at 6 o'clock p. ci. and no din ! ner prepared, what would you do? Ninth. Give an Instance f.f limit: i bility in woman. If your husband j snouia afiiibe you wb.le. making pies what would you do with the rolilnt pin? Tenth. Are you a suffragette? Eleventh. Do you approve of the present fashion in dress for women? Twelfth. Do you object to the word "n 1 ie V ' ' In 11 a niarrlo v. L.rri'i.? The M. of t,.rri i. eomr.etitive lamination having got' into Billy's j slts of a ship :! sea. ilburdnes only head, he couldn't get it out. He knew J the path which we have passed over. a doxen girls to whom he would like Coleridge. ti propound those dozen question but. being a modest chap, he shr:in from announcing to them that he wouM marry the girl whose avemge replies were the most satisfactory to bim Then it occurred to him to put it that he would propose to the winner. That didn't sound so bad. It took him a week to get up his courage to send out his examination papers. The first surprise he received after doing so was an enormous mini ber of letters from young ladfes to whom he hadn't sent the question, asking for them. This convinced Mm that bo hnd not made a guy of him self. However, he sent out no nvnv papers, confining himself to those girls he knew personally. He concluded not to open nny of t!i replies until they were nil In. To his surprise, ho received answers to every j examination paper sent out. When lie i counted a dozen missives he locked himself In 1:1s room and opened their. At the first he turned pale. One of the questions. No. !i. concerning ainin bility, was answered. "If you came upon me while making pies, even with a smile on your face. I would bring the rolling pin down on your head." The second letter was more quiescent The writer evidehtlv took the siilmiis j fcion of an examination paper in d pr.rt. She gave her ideas of the duties of a wife, gave something humorous (copied from Mark Twaini and failed completely on the educational qucs tiens. The others she answered meek ly. Kive examination papers were sent I back with "None of your business' 1 written In the space for reply to No P. "What. Is your age?-' One girl re plied to No. K), "Are yon a suffragette?" "Yes, and I have no use for a husband cither; at any rate, not for you." One question was answered by ev- ' "ry girl who was not too hot to give ' courteous reply and at length. It j ns 'No- H. "Do you approve of the j present fashion lu dross for women V I Seven young ladles wrote replies to j this ranging from ten to twenty-four ' pages. Billy was very much cut up at the, J replies to question No. 3, "Are you a j now woman or an old oneV" noticing for the first time that be bad not been ; careful in his phraseology Some of the replies were: "What Impudence'." "Old or young, you're not a suitable age for me." "I'm of the new woman kind, but am still young enough to I hope for a husband without submitting to a competitive examination." ITtially Billy struck a reply that came upon him as refreshingly as a cool breeze nfter a ninety-nine in the shade day. It was from Bessie Trask. She tilled out every question, its follows: First. The first duty of a wife Is to be loved devotedly by her husband. Second. I can't write anything funny. Third. I'm a new woman, but 1 won't be after my next birthday. Fourth. No mother In law on my side. How about yours? Fifth. Concerning my age, see No. 3. Sixth. It would depend on whether I was tired and cross myself bow I would treat a tired husband. Seventh. Never happened to sft a cony of the constitution. There's no use knowing the correct use of "shall" and "will"' because no one else does. Can master "who" or "whom," but can't give the rule. America rightfully belongs to fho Indian and wrongfully to the white man, possession being j nine points of tho law. There are 11',- Twelfth. Don't object to the word "obey" In the marriage service in I he slightest or any other promise. "By Jove," exclaimed Billy; "that's the girl for ine! Now, I come to thiuk of It, I've been more than half sweet on her for some time." After mature deliberation he con cluded that a proper course for btm would be to give all of the twelve girls an opportunity to refuse him. lie felt safe lu being refused by all except Bessie Trask, of whom be was uncer tain. Hut ho whs thrown on his beam ends by being accorded by every girt i eseept Bess provided be Mould mnk a suitable apology for sending her the examination papers, "t-ss ueeiiueu mm unconditionally. B"t Billy, w ho was not so great a a 'e n,n-v '"' " ur' n" apology for sen. ling tho examination papers and began a matrimonial pur- "t of Miss Trask. Bess Joked bim. hut wouldn't marry bim. At last he threatened to send out another set of examination papers. "Don't. Blllyl" sbs pleaded. "If I didn't love you I would be willing to have you make nil the women l;i la world hate you. As It Is, i give in." Dec. 18 in American History. lbCrj George Journalist. H. I'reiitice. poet and born at I'reston. Conn.; died 1STO. 1S7S Gold fell to par In the Fnlted States for the first time subsequent to ISoT. Highest point, '2.K, resett ed July 11. ISM, when the Confed crates were at the gates of Wash ington. 1012 Will Carieton. poet and lecturer, died in Brooklyn. N. Y.: born IS 15. If'mnn experience. like the stern i) I