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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY. DECEMBER 19, 1913.
4 ( 1 1 t ; ' 1 THE ARGUS. Published :iy at 1(514 fcnnil a ve- tllf. rt'k Island. III. Entered at the j poatofF.ee as second-class matter.) Rock Iea4 Hm of tbe Aaaoctateei Pre BY THE J. W. POTTER CO. terms Ten cents pr week by car- mu at least by dependent beneficiar-1 are showing the way to certain poli rler. in ftork Wind. j js of life insurance policies. That is. jticians now in the public eye. When Complaint, or i'Mvrr servi-s should.,, m m lnsure8 hls life foP j-000 fr , the iirodueer of a moving picture film bo read to tho circulation department. which should aUo be r.'Uifled in every i deat:i and he borrows $1,000 on the' inatan-o whera It la tWred to have:.. , buy an autonj0bie or fori rapar ileonimued. a camera have BOjy. other purpose, his wife will re authorfy in tha premise. J ceive only 11.000 in case of his death. I All comTr.unlsatlona c arr-sraentattvaj Tn increase of the borrowing of: character. political r rM.sfoua. must , mone- on iif policies J, believed to1 have r-a.1 rarr.e ava-h-1 for publics-! b tfc result of extravagant living on ' tlon. NO arh arti-!-s will b printed ovr flrtlMua i!pr.t -ires. Telephones in all irartrrients. Cen tral Ur.ion. P.ock Island 1S. 1145 and 214. Fnoay. Dectmotr 19. 1913. Th hr;Kav sr.o;,pr can't te:j w ho j-tlei her. h it b.Te n always get ifn by s'er.p:t. fir. soti.e one i.ses The editors who a re deinai.dir.g im- j md!ae war are u'.ll o s-he-l their j last drop i ' Ink lr; l'r.' ".e Sam's d- j fepse. The cr.-T cf ' ' :i'l he r-d-iC'J if rnor- people v '.:i i.--p h ckri. but the crovkjnE- ro-:-rs would prol ahly ak; i:p ti.f :i-ir-,(vT8 a: 7 a ni. Ti.e "mwii-i" are s r ine many j.ur- ) J.o.-e. If J.i'- n.jj- ' ' j eople iiiiot j he ind'K 1 to r-.il ti e l. -ft literature; at lea-t they pay a iihkel rr a lime t ( I-yttur. ' "I-aj-t Iayi of I'ompeu" picture'! ri a s- re n. and to tnii extent pet k no .e: L'e of the past. Tl.e latej-t purine.- hi(ti h- "movie" are put i to f:n1 a lot girl, whose f.-atiir- are t :-;.p-;r on 1'"'.- motjoa pi'ture I . i i. - ti:roi;K)iir: the n:ij'rv. The farmer-' of the I mte.l Slates are not the only tiller i.j ti.e ao.l who have caut-e to irr n:;l.;- a:il (Otuplaln of tije weatti'r. At it r -riT confer ehCM of aifricultural teu !. rs at Cam hridge. FJnif . the i rw tur ot the M-t-eoroloi: i a! olfie of 'iri.t Britain iu-t'jr-d the opir ion t; r j . ,;, wtath r .- tin- farmers of tr.e l:rrtj,u Ileg an average of Jjn h.io.iii.u :i 1 ,riit $7. fiiio.(t(ji i a ear 1 I, r ;: h mt the world hailstorms alf ar- .nl to ant. iliilate upward of ;. wortii of crops annually and t1 i onir itie uf the n anv kinds y' ar:.ir.- v. ai: d by the eleinenth arrttn-f tC" ';mer TDK III Ml II V lV III! Ninety Si i . u r li --i re- jMirted ari ir.cre.i.-- i:i ;i' t'-ndanre at Sunday s-rvir -i a- a r u!i of news paper advert l-en.'-n' 3 vhiili thy in serted in the pap.-r.- of frit citv.i There i-t t.o e!i k.iI r.-asoti why rliurfi.es bho jld r. t advertise in the newspapers in f.i .jurclies recoenlz" trie e r e i, advertis ing when they pl;u.- f..-ir reirular for-' mal announcetiiei.t-i ;n the paper If -may he that 21 viri.niii" in 'he adwrt's.n toKm:.-. v reminder! ouij h' ip a great d-al ti ancient fp;er : go to hurch ?" irl :i!..-. . ririK that, ports !as,t night when informed of the ''i don t ti.- tnen j sttirv and found that, according to of j ficlal records now extant, the state of li'.-nois actually, owes the government HOOK 1 11 II , The year f.f :?. h ts off. red I t Ijj he literary field th.t of i..Tiiian-nt .'value Tnere has bn-n 1n.1t h 1, proir ) 'and more in'ci.-.t u the .-, ,il . .1 --x j . novel, and ti.er.- ,11c h.x.s n binary' tables ttMjav that v ould hate lad . i ; he smiicb d i 11 tiie hmje ! years i 1 CO. Tl.e censor h.is had his little t.ay. j . . too. He reJ 111 n Ironi 1111:1' to time like an epidemic as i.e iii i mis ve-ir. when ; lie suppr. ssed ' llaeir Kevily." j,nd uj ; doe very little KOoi e ept to give) some uu:m4r:ant Ikh-k value Tins year. l. -ier. w a spurious 1: jvp seen one of 1 he rnt.-.f jn.;. r'a'it works of fi- ticn of the var p it l.u.l. r ti.e ban : in t.;lncv It i mt r.ecessary to go Into ti:e .jiieftK'U witli he p.ib.ic 11- brary as t why "The I'.irk Flower" was barred. I" "tue t.ors. virtue. '. ' is so fra'I a iMe tiat nin read! i . about v ice nh.ikcs it f mi.datior.s. ! ii and to have one s m.ir.u I ..i ir,r un- dermlned for t;.e Mim of Jl.ii yer I volume is a, uaorouc-.y bad business proposition anwa. I'nfortunately j . f r the outside sa of "The park ; 1 KIrjwer" there is r.. .. e ;n ;. b it That i - is neither here nor there. i x What the librar-.es ouht to do is to 4 ban the l.' otic l-.'ks. ton. j- prob- ; ably fj nte true that drlv-d i almost as ' .' dacgero ;s a clrt. V ar.y rate, writ-' ' era of it -!-.oii!d r.o: h encouraged j and a library !..r'r. :rr.e.1 down a: , book be.-aiise It was feshamVd to offer '. its subscribers such weak intellectual i ' pabu'um would earn ne:r undying j j gratitude. . t And how much shorter the monthly j . book lis! would he. I . . I . - - - ti borrow nv 1 in: ivi Rvrr. : "' t At a meeting of presidents and gen , ; etal agents of life i:-.siirar.ce com- j panies held last week in New York ; ( I'lty, the fact developed that the bor ; rowing of money on life insurance pol- I i lcies from the companies issuing the : j policies is iscreas'.nc to an extent that i 5 portends a great dar.ger to the useful- ties of the companies if the increase ' I continue, as it h as la the past J.i years. .' According to the statements furnlsb- ' ed at th meeting, the percentage of 1 1 axs on policies by the companies in lsSS was only 3 1-3 per cent of the re- j serve of the companies, in 191C these I I had increased to 16 03 rer cent. In I 1!13 they had increased to IS per : i cent. - ', The reserve -of the companies ag gregate nearly. foirbi:Uons cf dollars. on which loans of 18 per cent would ! jbe 1720.000.000. Experience shows that of the loans on insurance policies, only one in ten j a repaid, the loans thus Invalidating j ' -. . - i mo insurance? value 01 ma poucj 10 beneficiaries to the amount of money borrowed on them. It appears ' from the facts presented at the meet j in of the insurance men. that the cost of high living" is being partly th. benefit of his wife In case of his' j lne part of the insured. It lg not com. mendable and should be discouraged by life Insurance companies. The real purpose of life insurance is. and should be, to provide for the j support of wife or dependent family j ; !n cae of the death of the insured' :Th statistics furnished the insurance! officials visiting in N'ew York show j that JS.'O. 000.000 of this is already lot , to beneficiaries who, in most cases,; reeded support. j What a deplorable comment this is Ion the extravagance of thousands of i : American people. j II FOREST NOTES J! ire rcres: prooucts laoora'ory at Mad:sc. Wis., ha made 4.0"0 tests on I -. jtherng. Hut those on the Inside Le s'r'ngta of American woods. ! saw no fire nor felt the heat of any. i Mr. Hoot viewed vith alarm tlie The ga'herlrjr and selling of acorns j "Urvanistn" in the measure. He show is a iiew industry ia Arkansas, to sup- ed the certainty of currency inflation plv eastern nnrsery firms with ma-!1" fron' ,he operation of the terial Tor forest plantme Ia- tl'(" i'vitable ru.n and destruc- jtion to follow the enactment of the TLirtv different wood preservatives i nra--..re. The currency debate i dry. The telec-raph tarries but a smatter are in commercial use in the United ; Jnt pf j pat.h (,J V Ant, p( to tnose ?taes Many of tbra utilire creosote ; viewing the picture from "in front" the of ot.e sort cr another; others require ' jilustion of a tonflaeration was per- l.em-cal al-s. i feet. Hut those in Washington have : heard Mr. Roofs arguments a score J-a' vear the foreyf service dig'rib-lof times during the present debate. u"eii im.i.ii.i bajiket willow- cuttincs; l."..oo.i to forest schools. Ifl.OxO to ae rlcuitural experiment stations, and 1, - to itidiviiiuals. ! More than Soo.ooo horsepower has hc'-u developed from ttreams on na tional forest under government regu lation. This repre&enfa the output uu d' r cnditioii.s of lowest stream-flow. Florida huttonwood. a tree confined larp !y to the keys along the south oast, is very highly prized for tise in cf Mtking on ships' galleys. It burns slovi !y with an-even heat and makeg v ry little smoke or ash. Know of No Old Debt to U. S. Si rinafl' Id. 111 . Dec. 19. If Illinois owe the I'nited S'ates government nearly half a million dollars $177. :1S14. t he exact from an obi le pos't made with in nois in iv:i f. r afe kfepirg " and which was never retiaui. neitner fioverr.or uunne nor ta-e Treasurer William Rysn. Jr . is aware of the fact. The story of the supposed depos.t back in the early cons' itntiotial history of the state has einatja'ed from Washington. Other states, it is said, also received depos Now I'nited States Treasurer John Burke, according To dispatches. is in ven'ipating the matter. State Treasurer Ryan looked up his old re- j but $17,500 for the payment of which there is money In the treasury at nnv ' t m r:lM maT h nade for ft. This o;"- u11d'np indebtedness tne only o e ( f -r.e state originated larceiv froti old time canal lond, topefher wi'h a few Cuban bonds. "The Young Lady I , LIU : DO Your mgmsi, J I 0 v- r rv I v ' I v v a JA."Tv eV I TfllS'lSi TftE Af O IL - 9 r r : v i We observed to the young lady across the way that we never knew before that her father was so addicted to bibliophily and 6he replied with some indignation that we were entirely mistaken and he was a total ab- ticer. Capital BY CLYDE Congressman from f!p-!Rl rprrponience of The Arg-js.) Washington. Dec. 17. The "movies . --wr-- wants to create the illusion of a fierce fire he useslcn the bil. It what is known in the profession as a smoke bomb. The smoke bomb is perfectly safe. There is very little fire or heat about it. It could be used in a powder maga zine without dam age to the scenery. Consequent ly when a dense volume of smoke was seen issuing from the senate chamber the other day some amateur CLYDE H. fir-men traced it TAVCNNCR to its source. Sen ator Elihu Root was making his memorable at tack on the ailininisTratlon's cur rency bill. The illusion as perfect to those not behind the scenes. The ,,, nf hu atfark B.med hot and In fact, it is the stock argument of tne bill k republican opponents wno jknow more politics than currency. Th 'moving picture comedian can alway le s get a lauch by pulling" a tumble. and 1 lie averaee Republican orator's it J - - , The Indispensable School Nurse "Medical inspection of schools has rendered the school nurc inevitable." ueclares Ir. Krnest Bryant I long in a bulletin on "Organized Health Work" just issued by the I'ni'cd States bureau ff education. "Without an effective follow-up ser vice conducted by visiting nurses, medical inspection is ineffective. I'u tll lifOS New York city relied upon postal cards sent to parents of defec tive children, and a able to secure action in only per cent of the cases where treatment was recommended. ! Immediately upon placing the follow ud service in the Hands or scuooi nurses the percentage increased to S4. "The nurse effects what no other agency could accomplish. She not only secures action in the cases at hand but she becomes a permanent advisory influence in the homes where she visits. "By virtue of her roomto-rooni vi.-itation and her opportunities for observation. :he school nurse also be comes the ideal sanitary inspector. She notes temperatures, ventilation, seating, cleanliness of room, toilets, blackboards, and the lothps of chil dren. Her hospital standards of sani tation tend to follow her into tiia schools "The school nursp is first and la.t a social worker. She instructs ignor Across the Way Comment H. TAVENNER the Fourteenth District. stock in trade nowadays is to point to the "Bryanism" in the administra tion's legislation. This same attack and argument p I ADOUl c urrrui v luuaiiun s.. i , more than once in the house debate was threshed out in '. the hearings before both the house and the senate committees which act ed on the currency bill. And a great many wise and patriotic men agreed that the danger of currency inflation has been safeguarded in the pending measure a well as it is possible to safeguard it in any bill designed to make currency elastic. There was a concert and smooth ness of operation about the circum stances of Roofs speech that sug gested the hidden hand of a stage man ager pulling the proper stsings.- Bet ter and more thoughtful speeches than Senator Roofs have been delivered in opposition to the bill, yet very lit tle has been printed about them. Sena tor Burton's speech was far superior, yet the news distributing services pave it but perfunctory notice. Yet. .suddenly appears the senator from New York and emits some politi cal smoke, and suddenly the heavens are split. The telegraph i.ews asso ciations boom great guns about it. the echoes reverberating from the At lantic surf to the Pacific billows. Simultaneously there is given out a typewritten "interview." carefully phra:ed. solemnly nominating Root for president. And no mention is made of the fact that Senator Pome rena on that same afterncon arose and answered, thoughtfully and conclusive ly, the entire Root eruption. Xo. good people, what you saw was an il'.usion produced by Big Business as a final effort to keep the precious banking reserves in Wall street in stead of scattering them for the use of the people. Fortunately, democrat ic economic principles are to be tried now not by oratory but by actual prac tice. And no more fortunate thing for democracy could happen than the nomination of Root for president on the republican ticket. ant but fond motherj in the best methods of feeding, clothing, and car ing for their children. She is receiv ed in their homes as no other official visitor could possibly be. Pr. Osier floes not overstate the case, when he save that the visiting nurse is 'a min isterinc angel everywhere.' "That the visiting nurse is a good economic investment is evidenced by , . 11 i in iau luai suuir ui ( iai rr Misili- ance companies find it to their advan tage to employ a number of them to visit the homes of policy-holders and give instruction in matters pertaining to hygiene. Department stores and factories also find it good business to eruploy nurses to look after the health of their employes and to teach them personal hygiene. "The number of school nurses need ed varies somewhat according to social conditions and according to the rane of duties expected of them. We find all the way from 1.000 to 10,000 children under the care of one nurse. In New York city each nurse has from two to seven schools, with a total attendance of about 4,000 chil dren. In Philadelphia five schools and about 5,000 childern are usually allotted to one nurse, while in Boston the proportion of nurses Is almost twice as great. It is not improbable that the ratio will be increased until it reaches an average of one nurse for each 1.000 of the school enroll ment. If there were one curse for every 2.000 pupils, about 10,00 nurses would be required in the entire United States. A nurse's room completely equipped is coming to be regarded as one of the essentials in every school building of eight or more rooms." A Romance of Finance. Tbe present high value of shares la the New lUver company opened Just 300 years ago formed one of the most romantic stories in tbe . history of finance. James I. advanced Hugh Myd- delton part of the capital for his proj ect In consideration of an allotment of one-half the eharea which numbered seventy-two. For twenty-five years no dividends were paid, and the shares king's" and adventuer's', alike were worth 5 apiece, and Charier I. thought be bad done well when be in duced tbe company to take over his Colding in consideration of a fixed tettlement of 5X) a year. Twenty years age an undivided "adventurer's" hare was sold in tbe open market for 94.000. -London Chronicle. They Had Studied English. The editor at one of the experiment stations, desiring a complete reference library ot bis state, sent a circular leu ter to the horticultural, dairying and other agricultural organizations of Wisconsin asking for copies of their "last report." Most of them came all tight, but one organization wrote. "Our last report, we hope, is not yet published, but we take pleasure in sending under sepa rate cover a copy of our latest report." Hew It Struck Him. The frte ward, showing the new Amer ican father-in-law over his son-in-law's ancestral halls: "Th west wing is 'aonted. sir. Th ghost of hi lud s hip's sainted grite-grandmother walks th 'alls tvery night. Nobody never thinks of goln" there awfter dark, sir." The American father-in-lsw. rubbing his hands: "Fine. Tbe very place for a quiet game of draw when (n boys ome over!" Cleveland Plain Dealer, j m HENRY- HOW LAND AOplimists Alphabet Another day to bravoty strtva. With fear caat out and hope al'.va. Ba c 4. b boneet and be fair And rriooda will creot you everjnrhorfv Comrade nakea the weak arm stroas To act rljrht tha foobsh wrong. Dread of Ilia far off and vairua Wrocka more Uvea than war or plarua. Every day a Tittle higher On tbe wy to Heart'a Dir. For htm wfeo attw aroand and whJnats The sun abtnea dimly if It shine. ?ret the worninjr with a smile; You will find It helpa a pile- 1 Hope and couras-e mixed together Brlctiteo up the darkeet weather. If clouds be dark or winds blow chill. ljct Hope be your companion still. Juat tbe win to do your beat OrearJy armpUflea the reat. Ktndneaa makea the warm blood leap: Tha more you give the more you keep. that patience la sublime. And keep hoping all the time. Men have never won success Through their hopeless grumpishnesa. Never since the world began Has poor Can't defeated Can. Onward. upward that's the style Smiling every little while. Pity those who alt In frloom. But paas on and gtve them room. to gladden where you can; ' s-ow 10 Krivve m iruuw man. Run to meet good news, but let Bad nows wait out in the wet. Say the hopeful, cheerful thing, Btrive to be encouraging. The bruises brought us by hard luck Are all cured by the salve of pluck. TJp Is rich and Down is poor: Donbt Is sad, but Faith Is sura. View the scene throuch hopeful eyes Wherevx'er your pathway lies. When you speak a word of chaer All the angels lean to hear. Krerclsn and good fresh air Keep the spirtt In repair. Ton ran hlp the sun to Fhine. Jnst by keeping "fit and fine." Zero that Is all they gain Who In hopelessness complain. Candor That No Man Ever Exhibited. "Now that you have made $50,000. 000, I suppoee you are going to keep right on for the purpose of trying to get a hundred millions?" "No, sir. You do me an Injustice. I'm going to put in the rest of my time trying to get my conscience into a sat isfactory condition." A Comer. T have beard a number of people ay," she remonstrated, when her father bad taken her to task concern ing young Mr. Sprnceleigh, "that he is coming man." "Oh. I don't deny, that he's that, all right. Only I wish he wouldn't come so often nor stay so long." Proflnssa, "Now, young man," said Willie's father, "7 am going to lay down the law to you." "All right, pa. but don't forget that If I don't like it I may get ma to re call your decision." Candor. T am always willing to admit It when I have been convinced that I was wrong." "Has anybody ever been able to convince you that you were wrong?" -Not yet." Truth About the Case. -"Why is it that people have lost their belief in hell?" "They haven't. They've merely gone out on a mental strike-against It." Modern Structures. "What's the matter with this eleva tor?" asked the nervous man. "You keep trying to run it through the roof." "You'll have to excuse me," replied the operator. "I'm not used to one of these little twenty storv bulldlnsra." Washington Star. UMLCO 4T The Daily Story KLEPTOMANIAC BY HELEN HUNTINGTON. Copyrighted. 1913. by Associated Literary Bureau. Miss Maria Ashurst, an America girl, was shopping one day In an Ox ford street store in London. While selecting gloves an old gentleman of aristocratic appearance stepped up to the other end of the counter and be gan fumbling with some pairs of gloves that lay thereon. Miss Ash urst noticed tbe old man watching the saleswoman out of tbe corner of bis eye, and presently when her back was turned he grabbed a bundle of gloves and stuffed them In bis coattail pock et. Then he sauntered le v.rely away. Now, while Miss Ashurst did not like to become an Informer, yet, be lieving that tbe saleswoman wo r'd be charged for the missing glorea, she took upon herself to call her atten tion the theft, roinring to tbe old man's receding figure. "Oh, that's only the Puke f Chrp perton," said the saleswoman. "He's a kleptomaniac. His valet will be along in a few minutes and will settle for what he has taken." She had hardly spoken the words before a trim, well shaven man in liv ery stepped up to the counter and said to the woman: ' 'Ave you seen is grace this mo ru in'? 'E's shoprdnV "Yes, the duke was here a bit ago." "Did 'e purchase anything?" "Half a dozen pairs of gloves." " 'Ow much?" "One pound ten." The lackey opened a wallet, took out the money and paid the bill, and half a crown besides. "What's this for?" said tne"girl, pre tending not to understand. "A tip for you, miss." "Aw! Thank you very much." Then the valet went off after tbe duke to make further settlements. Miss Ashurst was in London on her first visit, with letters of introduction that would admit her to society, and this was her first vision of any part of it. Miss Ashurst bad other views of British high life, for she became very popular In London society. She pos- "1 WILt, MAKE NO PROMISE. COOL. KliPLY. WAS THE sessed two faculties that conduced to make her socially prominent. She was well bred aud had Just enough inde pendence about ber not to conflict with good manners. She was invited to the homes of different persons of the so cial world and at one of them met tbe Marquis of Scarsdale, a young man, who became one of her admirers. Net Ions after the meeting she received an invitation which startled her. It read as follows: Tho Duchess of Chipperton would be pleased to have tho company of Miss A.',hurst at Warbridge Grange for the week ending Jan. 20. The Duchess of Chipperton! Where had Miss Ashurst heard that name? She made inquiries as to the duches and learned that she was the mother of the Marquis of Scnrsdale. Miss Ashurst accepted the invitation and on arriving at Warbridge Grange wus presented to the old gentleman she had met at the glove counter in Oxford street in London. She did not mention the meeting to his grace or to any one else. The gnthering was composed of the marquis' especial friejids, being all ybung persons, and was the first of the kind ever invited to his paternal home. His fathers proclivities were well known to his generation, but not to the younger set. Miss Ashurst had not been long in the house before she made up her mind that most If not all the guests were ignorant that the head of the house had a mania for stealing. Knowing this fact herself, she could ! see that a certain amount of uneasl ness was felt by the family lest some- j thing unpleasant might happen through the old gentleman's proclivity. Tbe marquis seemed especially 111 at ease, so much so that it was questionable If he did not regret bavin? departed from the family rule not to Invite guests to the grange. i One morning Miss Ashurst on going j to her room, before reachlne it. saw the j old duke coming out. He was half -blind and did not see ber. Keeling sure that be bad Seen giving way to bis idiosyncrasy, as soon as she entered ', the chamber she looked about ber to ! see if any articles wee missing. Poll- ' lng open a drawer of the dresser where she bad placed ber jewels tbe night be- fore, she saw thai they were gone. Turning to a window, she saw the duke walking as fast as bis old legs vronld carry him away from te house. Seizing a wrap and a fur cap, she hur ried downstairs and out of doors Just in time to see hit grace disappearing within a forest not far away. Follow ing him, she caught sight of him put ting something ia the trunk of a hol low tree. As soon as he had gone Mlas Ashurst went t4 the tree, thrust ber arm mto the aperture and pulled out a handful of Jew-els. Rut what made her gssp for breath was that they wore not all hers. Indeed. the bulk of them evidently belonged to other guests. Miss Ashurst perceived at once that tbe situation was delicate. It was evi dent to her thnt the young marquis, far from being satisfied to have his guests know his father's infirmity, would be dreadfully shocked at this case of wholesale thievery. What ac tion should she take in the matter? She looked over the articles ani thought she could name the owners of nearly all of them. She decided t. take them back to the house and en deavor to replace them in the rooms, from which they lia.l been taken. But in doing this she must run the risk of being caught with the jewels in her possession and placed iu the position of a thief. One of the house pnrty. the I.a.ly Augusta Ttimmingliain. was evidently ambitious to be the Marchioness of Scarsdale and the future Ihnhess ot Chipperton. Miss Ashurst hud re stored all the jewels to the different rooms to which they belonged, except some rings belonging to Lady Augusta, without being detected. She was lti Lady Augusta's room in the act of placing the articles in her Jewel case when who should enter but their owner. There was a triumphant look on the letter's face when she saw that one she had begun to fear as a rival was In her power. Maria Ashurst' heart sank within her, for she knew that without accusing the real thief she was disgraced. But what at the mo ment she feared most was that Lady Augusta would make the mutter so Tubllc that the hosts would feel oMig ed to make an investigation, which, though it might exonerate her, would bring out the real culprit to their mor tification. , Miss Ashurst left the room without excusing herself for being there, and Lady Augusta spoke no word, but later the former returned and said: "If I consent to leave here at once will you promise to keep my being In your room over your Jewel box a se cret T' "I will make no promise." was the cool reply. Miss Ashurst straightway made her preparations to leave tho grange, for she knew that her stay there after what had happened would be prac tically impossible. She told her hosts that news from America would neces sitate her return to London before fin ishing her visit, and she departed by the next train. Itut before going she knew that Lady Augusta had spread the story of her disgrace, for she found herself cut by most of the other guests. Ilad Lady Augusta Tiimmingham been content with driving Maria Ash urst away without going any further it Is quite probable that the marquis would never have known the siicrlllco the latter had mady for him. He did not get the story from Lady August ft direct. She preferred to acquire, cred it for not mentioning it, but she told so many others that It could not fall to reach him. For the moment he was thunder struck. Then he began to wonder what it meant. Miss Ashurst would have no Interest In stealing a few jew els, for phe was rich in her own right. Something must be back of it nil. He must see her at once. Giving out that especial business called him to London, he took an aft ernoon train, promising to return the same night. Iteaching the city, he re paired at once to Miss Ashurut's resi dence. "What is the meaning of this af fair?" he asked. "What affair?" "Your lieing in Lndy Augusta Trim mlngham's room over her Jewel case." "It means that I was there." "For what purpose? You certainly did not Intend to steal her Jewels." "Certlanly I did not." "As one who has been your host I have a right to an explanation." "And I. who have been your cnest. have a right to demand that if I gMe you an explanation you will believe ine." "Certainly I will believe youl" Then Marin told the story f.f wh.it she had seen of the fluke, from his first meeting with her to her finding her Jewels and those of most of hi other guests in the hollow tree. The marquis did not keep his prom Ise to return that night, and the next morning telegraphed List mother tliat inattem of Importance would prevent bis being at home for the rest of the term for which his guests had bet u Invited. He hoped that she would be able to eritertrifn tln-in without Ills as sistance. The story of Maria Ashurst'a dis grace was circulated In London xo- i cletr. but owing to the Miii'mum of f,.arsfjn!f's marked attention to her It did not gain much credence, mid when his engagement with the American girl was announced, much to tho a totilshment f.f nil who had been ruevfs i at the grange with hU fiancee, the j matter 'fMuttwl was voted the Inven ' tlon of an enetnv. Dec. 19 in American History. 1815 British troop surprised and cap tured Fort Niagara, at the mouth of Nlsyara river. ' 1S73 Bayard Taylor, poet, author and traveler, died in Berliu; lorn lSli". 1911 John Bigelow, author arid diplo mat, died; lorn 1817. The I'nited States senate ratified the tt r.i.iu i tlon of the treaty with Uussiu. Sura of His Judgment, Anyhow. -A girt may not l-.ve the man iftii. tells her she is beautiful, but she pretty sore to respect h:s Judgment fnbicago Record Herald. (1