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T11K HOCK ISLAND AKGUS. WEDXKSDAY, AI'RIT, R, 1MI. Til 15 AKGUS. ' ing conviction that the people are fully aware of the danger of blatant Jingo- Ism and will refuse to be swept away fj. R-.f l3i,nd. Kmc red at thlb' passion and prejudice, demanding poitoffW a second-class matter.) neck Ulaad Member of the BY THE J. ti- l.,f tviaic i.iar i, o largest. n)t na tional purpose, which will give us honor not only among ourtelvea but among the nations of the earth. W. POTTER CO. TERM Ten cent, rer vnk by car- Her. in jWk lilar.d. 13 per year by mall jjtm adranrc. Co:i. plaint of delivery eervlja should AFTER THE LOCAL OPTION ELECTION, WHAT? If half the energy, half the con centrated energy, and no part j Capital Comment BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER Congressman from the Fourteenth District. (Special Correspondence of The Argus.) Washington. April 6. It is begin ning to look ad If the Wilson adminis tration will settle t-e irade to th. .irr-.iitir. a.Mrt-t " money that has been expended . wSnch ahoa:d also be r.ottrtej In every Instance htt t J dralrrd to Jjava rarr discontinue!, as carriers hurt no authority In the premises. AH comm ir.lcatior.s or ara-'imentattva character, political or rellaioua. must In the local op;;on flgnt had been em ployed in proper regulation of Rock Island there would have been no occa sion for another test of the Issue such as Rock Island has Just passed through. bare real r.ama attached for publics- J Three defeats of the prohibition tton. No such articles will be printed . proposition, while show ing beyond over flrtirious s'rnatnres. Telephone in all df artmea.. Cen tral Union. Rock Islsn.1 111. IMS and zlsi. tTApQ tS Wednesday. April 8, 1914. question a liberal policy on the part of the people of Rock Island, should not be taken to mean that they are for a wide open town In all that it car ries. The outcome of the third hotly contested election does carry with it license to de bauch and defy popular sentiment. If conditions such as existed last fall are resumed. If the gambler comes back and the disreputables, white and black, that hare been driven out. re- i iiin. lurir HI lie jul sve uvuciiui m You probab'y enjoyed the auto ride j revulsion as occurred a few months yetterday. anyway. (ago. if the saloon keeper w-ho has been put out of business In some other ITobson's oscillatory proclivities an- city by reason of yesterday's election tarentlv did cot win him tnanv vote imagines that Rock Island offers a from the democrats of Alabama. A German aviator toelc a man up J.rtV f0et and ). wasn't trying to get him to do something c'.-her. i ' haven fnw htm lis la mlaralrnn In stead of wanting more saloons. Rock Island wants less of them. It wants better regulation, with special privi leges to none. It wants the saloon licenses In the hands of responsible for all time the question of the conservation of nat ural resources of this country. Sec retary line's vro j.osal for a conser vation commission which shall decide all ciuestlons of conservation and settle upon all pol icies for the devel opment of public resources Is the most definite plan for a settled policy that has yet been made. 1'nder the pres ent disconnected svatem any ques tion of conserva tion Is practically a matter for the Joint action of the president's cabinet. Public lands are under the Jurisdiction of the Interior department. The de partment of agriculture has control of the national forests. The secretary of w-ar Is charged with responsibility for the water, power still owned by the peo ple. Above all of them is the attorney general who decides upon the legality of any extensive action. Secretary Iane would centralize con- ' servatlon within a commission coropos- CLYOC H. .TAVENNER Large hin pockets w in no doubt be ' people. v. . ..li i . -0r. . ,t i It na ritrrentlv rennrfed veaterdav t tii- i . ' ij in until i i : : i -1 1 uii.iuroil - . , k . ; . j i. that an agreement had beenenteredmto f men expert on the subject and I i ir'm wi m (rui i Milium umpr 1 " abolishing liquor from the war vessels I n 'hh representatives of the liquor rf the United State navy. j interests agreed that if the town went " wet there was to be a new form of ; regulation of the traffic here, and that tTr 4a .nr.tV.or ,.., -f f r. Cot- enty-flve per cent of the coal opera- ' effect of changing a large j tors of Illinois are broke, according to cue cf their number, from the icemen. Now. let's hear number of votes from the dry to the j wet column. At any rate here are j what are supposed to be some of the propositions considered: I Limitation of the number of saloons to one to every 5n people. A higher license fee. An earlier closing hour uniformly observed. Strict and Impartial enforcement of thai Simitar rlntlnr law The mayor Of New York Is going to Absolut and nnrm.rn.nt .lmInatlon establish, a permanent bureau for the i t. - ,u Ohicaco finally admits having been j shocked by stage vulgarity. One thea-1 tre there has been fc reed, by order of the niiior, to withdraw- several nause . ating plays. A hopeful sin, at least. : die. Everybody thought from read .ig of New York that every bureau there Is an id'e one. carefully selected so as to be beyond the Influence of those who would ex ploit the public resources for private gain. A subject allied with conservation, as it Is popularly understood, is the control of floods in American rivers. The Nowiands bill, which by means of reservoirs, forestratlon at headwaters of streams, dredging and diking, alms to keep our unruly rivers under con trol, has been referred by the president to a committee of cabinet officers, who ore nbout ready to report favorably on it. Senator Kenyou ha9 called attention to the fact that numbers of men on the roll of the department of agricul ture are actually paid salurles by the Rockefeller Foundation. The fact Is that the government for some years has cooperated with the general edu cation board in various forms of agri cultural education work. Kmployes engaged In this work ure listed as gov ern uiftit employes and are paid rrom the treasury the salary of $1 per year each. The rest of their salaries comes from the general education beard, which in turn receives much of its support from the Rockefeller Founda tion. There Is good reason to believe that the Crosser bill, providing for govern ment ownership or the traction lines of the city of Washington, will be report ed favorably by the committee. If this bill comes before the house it Is al most certain of passage, since the members of congress are d.sgusted with the sort of public service render ed by the privately owned trolley com panies, wiilie tne financial recurus vi these corporations are none too sav- 5X HENRY" HOWLAND KESPONSIDILITIESj The Daily Story Te Green Satin Coat By Clari3sa Mackie. Copyrighted. 1914 by Associated Literary Hureno. For her he falls, for her succeed. For her he alna or dnea his best; She Rives him tha aweet praiae ha needs. Or blights tha hope within his breast. For her he . looms before mankind For her he makes himself sublime. Or pluna-es. brutal ized and blind. Pown to the oo Ins depths of. crime. For her he holds his head eract. For her he slinks In hidden ways. For her his speech la circumspect. For her he's loyal, or bet ray a; Behold In errors brushed away And In the thing that make for rood. Which multiply, day after day. The triumph of her womanhood. In: ii ii V ! -nil 1 1 II J Senator Norrls believes that the sen timent In the senate will favor the passage of the bill, and there Is no question that if the bill conies to Pres ident Wilson from congress lie will sign It. Municipally owned street cars in Washington would be an experi ment which would attract the atten tion of the w hole country. President Wilson has literally taken the Alaska railroad problem to bed with him. One of the great questions which his administration must decide is that of routes to be followed by the l.ono miles of rails authorized by the bill w hich recently passed congress. I pears to some of the rest. lr. Wilson has huns In his bedroom a big map ff Alaska and he studies it continually. On this map are drawn the various routes which have beeu proposed. The Anglo-American Peace Centenary Great P.ritain and the United States are preparing to celebrate this year name of saloon. Such a program would doubtless lm nrnve onnditlnna here and lessen the i i agitation in the future. If the liquor the conclusion of a century of peace Miss Flora Druramond. the militant j interests are disposed to get together between the two great Anglo-Saxon uffraget who was arrested Sunday, in- on the proposition so much the better, nations. The celebration will take the Bisted cn doing all the talking when ar- T i form of a great Anglo-American ex- raignea in court, .miss urummona was , TTi.TaT vrr a c. oostlon to be held in London. The Shepherd's Rush section of 150 acres has been laid out in a park-like but TerHinir th nrprrMtive of hr! lUlfllifinlj WftlJjflO. e?x. I The intelligent Individual eager to I avail himself of the best aids that mod- Wbiie the republican national com- I ern medical science affords cannot help ms He mitree is seekine to bolster tin hooe of ! '"B bamed by tne conflicting claims o c-r,c.r ifh tha ,-o.-.,u I maae regaraing mineral waters. we read dailv newspaper stories of ! ss numerous cases In which relief mcoser conventions disavowing anv j has unquestionably been obtained by Intention of even getting close to the ' ,atient8 ho have vli,t on f the G. O. P. wagon. i Mian' springs in this country or Kur- ; ope; but when he considers the possi- Senator Lawrence V. Sherman savs "iHties including rest, change of diet the democratic national administration an1 "uvironment-the result is a hope Las failed and that republican success confusion of r!d:culous claims. Is assured. Perhaps I-arrv has got Tlw ad',ed W"" "I"- ' the rela ' bold of one of his old speeches. He ! ,ivH value of ,he different uses of the should have h!s clnssoc brought to! RaI' ters. At BODje Of the wid.-lv " date " , known spas for example, Saratoga j the internal use cf yaters takes prece- rore:gner7wbo come "to The l uited ! d;'nte: at Mo"ni V; whlt s"!" States are protected in every way. , ''."' ' pnnga j and others the baths are lveu employment, encouraged in bus- I 'J: rtt'llrd U: at,"ot,SPr ,DS ines. aid permitted to return to their j 1 vh, lM tbe combined method pre natlve land w ith well-fllUd purses. An 1 V8""' ,,n V 1 ,v ,',7" J American who goes ino another coun- I 'ce a!,J the '""POMibllitr of measur try takes a lo, of chances, has a hard ,ns tn,e ""a'nc-i. in any Precise struggle to live and finally .-turn. a;v- h" JH.r.nal of ,h Am?CU home to obtain a new start. I -""--n .... uy I Hinsdale, secretary of the American T . T ,t . . I Clinatolcgical association, in scouting John T. McCutcheon. the artoonist, ! r. , I inn i miiijg : l iu. iii .tivus v i city, comfftising many very imposing buildings. In these will be exhibited the achievements of the epoch of peace showing the progress making in edu cation, science, literature, inventions, productions, and In the betterment of the conditions of working men and women. In America a general committee has been formed to make the arrange ments for the exposition. The vice presidents are President Nicholas Mur rav Butler of Columbia university. be the International convention of mayors in London. The mayors of this country will meet the mayors of Great IJritain for the serious discus sion of problems related to the gov ernment of cities. . The vice-presidents of the general committee have addressed a letter to the people of the United States, ask ing for their support and cooperation. The purpose of tiie exposition is one, of exceptional significance; for it is not the signing or the Treaty of Ghent alonn that both nations will unite in celebrating, but also the de velopment and spread among the mass es of the people of both countries of j CANDID OPINION. A man hates to be caught loosing at himself in a mirror. Women are seldom caught doing anything else. When a woman feels that it is nec essary to cut down expenses she wants to begin by getting her hus band to wear cheaper clothes. Many a man would be discouraged If he knew how homely his wife ap- The man who does his work just to get it done is generally kept pretty busy wondering why they don't raise his salary. Virtue always wastes valuable time when she gets to bothering over what Vice thinks of her. No girl ever permitted a man to hold her hand expecting him to stop at that. How to Avoid Failure, "What's the matter. Silas?" "Confound them rascals that's al ways advertisin' in these weekly pa pers from down in Maine. I sent two dollars to one of 'em the other day to find out how to be a successful busi ness man. It's got so it seems there ain't nothin' any more hardly that ain't a swindle. Here's what he wrote to me: 'Start at the right thing at the right time In the fight way.'" An Exasperating Fence. "Did yon know," exclaimed the an- that nirit of mutual understanding i eT farmer, aaaressing me auiomoDn- and cood will which makes the idea ! ,st- "that tnat was mY calf 'ou just of armed conflict between them as ab horrent as its existence is unthink- Joseph H. Choate, President Iowell of .able. Harvard university, James B. Forgan, j All nations have been invited to join president of the First National bank of j in the celebration. The invitation has believes tha it i-ays to make ood. even at the expne of hU own purse. Chicago. Iavld It. Francis, ex-governor of Missouri, Alba B. Johnson, president of the Baldwin locomotive works, and Samuel Mather, president of the Verona and Hemlock River Mining companies. All the governors of the states are on the general com mittee, the mayor of prominent cities, presidents- of boards of trade and chambers of commerce. One of the features of next year's celebration will been extended "In order that both by tl: participation of governments and J by tlio cooperation of men of good w ill : in every land this celebration may be so carried out as to mark not merely ! the close of one hundred years of , peace between English-speaking peo-: pie. but the opening of what w e sin-1 cerely trust will be a fresh era of: peace and good will between all the i nations of the world." ! ran over?" "Ah. no. I hadn't noticed it- I've been so busy wondering ever since I got here why any fool should want to build as strong a fence as you have out there along the road. I wouldn't be surprised if I had broken some thing coming through it." ! particular mineral Ingredients In the ! waters, except In such obvious feat- Jecture !n an Iml.ai.a town, ulifre a ; .. , ., . . . .... , , , , : tioh of dissolved iron salts. If we as- favorlte relative had fev:red his ttrv- , .. ... . , . , .... . ..... suiiie. writes Hinsdale, that approxl- Ices gratis to help a c-Lur n fund. John . , , ,. . , , v . , . ' . , " ! mateiy equal results are achieved by , .. . , , a course of bathing In waters so dis- l.e chartered a i.-r:&. for whic h h . ,. . ,, , , , . . ' , .. I Kirn liar, we cannot avoid the inference1 paid iZ'- OJt of his ow ii porkt. Mr. . . . . . ... . .. I , a , ,j:Tt.reDt springs are not per se the ac- " five therapeutic agents. That certain j baths may be used with good results RELIGION AND POLITICS. U, a rase or gout, ought to snggest people ar u f-ary of t'..i th-ap vie-1 ,nat ,!e bydrotherapeutle methods em-tori.-s of partl-an polirir, the com- ployed are more potent than the fact tnertial sm of nationality. tiie d-- : "'at the waters employed have a epe gradation of great principles to the cial hemic al composition, depths of mere selfisu expediency, ob-j H " cultivation of the rational use eerves the Independent Times cf i r'f mineral waters Involves an accurate Streator. Th future party, whatever! knowledge of their contents, Informa it may be. whatever label it raay wear,! tion regarding them must have some bound to be the party which dial-1 guarantee of accuracy. For the past i riKen the moral support and pleads I 2o years it has not been possible In for a new ai d vital idealism lb poll-1 France to advertise any mineral water :icg. ! as such, or to exploit a mineral water The democratic party Is wagons this ' rtatlon. without the favorable reeom war rigi.t tow in Washington; the 1 mendaMon of a commission under rebe'. of greed, corruption, and seinh i w hose direction the analyses are made, partisanship in ail parties, republican, If such rules were In force In the democratic and progressive, are try-1 I'nlted States, fake "llfhla" water lug to concentrate lu a deadly opposl-j would long ago have been driven out lion to a man who embodlea the spirit j of th market. of statesmanship and is trying to art J . . tjr a fcaiion instead of a few Individ-' Hlldebrand'a Cate. ul politicians. I Ft. Paul by tbe Tiber, last of the If the democratic party Jives on it will have to do it through th en lightened awakening of a larger na tional purposiveness. If the republi can aDd progressive parties ever come into power it will be through this new vitaiieui. The old order is dead, fcever to be resurrected. And to the extent that the Idealists la all three parties iiiiold the great leader who Is now Upright Always. "I believe that policeman is leading an upright life." "It's encouraging to think there are such men on the force." "Yes. He sleeps so much on his feet that it doesn't seem as if he could possibly want to ever He - down to rest." v 0M I D Roman basilicas, which has been re stored, ha9 a great bronze gate inald with silver, presented In 1070 by the Roman Consul Pantaleo. His agent in ordering the gate was the archdeacon and the abbot of St. Paul, who happen ed to be In Constantinope. where metal iulayers alone could be found. The agent's name Is Inscribed on the gate, ' "l di.).r,n.i Vn...l.lll. II,,.. I , , .j - ,,J.,, , . ....... ... ......... . . il.uiliq JIUUDICUIlt etruB.u, 7 et Archldlaconus." In 1070 the "ven- t,? his own household, who would se I .Mo. rmi. a- ji J . me national honor for a .e of pot-i d"d did not mean much. tare, will they develop the capac ity to C,,,e 1 "e CrrY V eurt under party labels when their turn J ' K ' tomes in o.biory. Washington-President Hordaa or The- preeent is a tet t hat p.'In- the Uomlnican Republic has left Santo Hple. mean to men of .all parties, ir- Iwrnlngo City for Santiago, to lake "!St.H The re-fibe field against fhe Insurrectionists, atttonaries are ail massed today (The government troop, have driven gainst President Wilson in th Pan- the rebels under General Arias froia ama tolli matter, bat there i a grow- Santiago STAR WORDS. ID you ever see your name If you want to make a game of printed in the sky? star reading, set a certain time, say !L it is thereonly rer- ten or maybe fifteen minutes, and see haps you liava never thought to who can find the greatest number look for it. of letters in that tine. It is up there printed in stars, and Then after von are used to hunt if you look you will surely find It. Some eveninjr when the sky is clear and the moon isn't up yet, (the moon pales the stars so you can't read while it is shining-) step out doors before you go to bed and no tice how many stars there are and how brightly they shine. Don't you think there are more than enough to make a whole alpha bet? Of course you want to find your own name first, so hunt for a group of stars that will make your first let ter. Maybe your name is Susan find some stars that are so arranged you could place a letter S on them and they would fit to the letter. Of course you won't find ten stars Just in the shape of an S. but vou r S ... . "... can easily una five tnat win give you it hen you hare kuntrd and found vour the beginning and end of the letter name and some other names, look and three for the tldle curve. ,,, the southern sky. There is a very good S in the south- . , ern sky. Having: found S hunt tor !"s lpUrs and can hud them quick U just a little to the right it's there V' taIke words and see who can find you may be sure and it's for you to , ,nost words in ten minutes, discover it. " ' )' have planned to read Or niavbe your name is F.lla Mar.s "d the night is cloudy so you there is a fine K up in the northwest- can ,; ,ake a P'ece of paper, put dots ern sky, right where yu can find a" ov,;r ' ,lke the Mars TC dotted it from your own window. c,vcr tl,c r-eavens and take a pencil Then there is a big M in t'. e east ?'"' connr'"t the dots that will make nd an A in the warm southwest. letters. Then when a clear nitfht Or maybe your name is Tom or COI you can more easily find the Ditk or Harry you can find it. if Ie,'c.rs th'kr-. jou only trouble to look. After you have hunted and found And while you are hunting for J'olir .'la"' ami some other, names, your own name yon will stumble ',Vjk 1,1 'i"iheni sky, up over across the names or initials of many ,,le t;i'.of the houses and you will cf your friend, and also words and scr, '" '"K letter. f..r all to read, a sometimes whole sentences can be '""'- word; HKIITIMI-'. read, if the night is cli-ar. I'omorr&iv the Jali t rstival Jairies. C..f.yrl-lit Clara Ingram Julon Her Threat "Mr. Nozzleton," she said, "if you try to hug and kiss me again I shall call papa." "Where is your father?" he asked. "He's in the Yellowstone Park and will be beyond mail or telegraph com munication for three weeks." "An express pnekase for yon. Nell," cried Grace Lane as she met ber friend at the door of the room they occupied together. "Do hurry and. open it. I'm dying to see what it contains. It must be irrecious," she rattled on. "because it's registered and stamped with all sorts of odd foreign characters." Nellie Ililyer laughed as she tossed her hat and Jncket on the bed and car ried the interesting package to the win dow. "It's from my Uncle Dan. Ton re member. Grace, I've told you about him bow be bus lived for many years in China and is ns rich as rich can be." Miss Lane nodded her golden head and frowned. "Yes; I've heard all about your rich Uncle Daniel, and I think he's a stingy old thing. Nell so there! If be wasn't be wouldn't per mit his niece to wither away in this perfectly respectable but terribly gloomy boarding house or to continue the nerve racking occupation of teach ing grimy youngsters their A B C's." "What would you have him do, Grace?" smiled Nell. "I would have him send you a per fectly enormous draft on New York. enough to enable you to buy a rose bowered cottage in the country ana to raise chickens for the market. And. Nell. I could go and live with you and be your right hand man. Wouldn't It be great?" Nellie sighed profoundly. "It would be lovely, Grace, but I'm afraid he won't do a thing. You see, he quarreled with my mother years ago because she married my father, and we never beard a word from him for years and years. Then mother died, and still never a word from Un cle Dan. After father's death, a year ago, you know I was left entirely alone and quite poor those long Ill nesses simply devoured the money and now it seems Uncle Dan bas re membered my birthday after all." She looked dreamily down into the grubby back yard of the city block. Grace jumped up and pulled down the yellow window shades and lighted the gas jet. "Now that he has remembered, dear, suppose you open it and see what it contains," she urged. "Perhaps he has sent you the rose bowered cottage aft er all." Nellie untied tbe heavy cord that bound the package and broke the red seals that splotched it here and there. When the outer paper was removed she found that there was layer after layer of oiled yellow paper, and at last there was revealed a flat box covered with brocaded silk. Tbe silk covered box wns tied with golden cords, and when these were removed the lifted cover brought to light a most wonder ful garment of green satin, stiff with embroidery aud glistening with gold tbrend. Nellie held it up for her friend to see. "A mandarin's coat." she said with a little choke in her voice. "Isn't it won derful?" Grace was examining the coat with critical eyes. On the broad back of the garment was embroidered a garden scene, and the fronts were equally splendid. On either flowing sleeve there blazed a golden sun. and as she twitched one of the sleeves aside there sounded a faint crackle from its vo luminous folds. She plunged her hand into the pocket-like cavity and drew out a rice paper envelope addressed to "Miss Nellie Hiiyer." Nellie opened the envelope and took out a thin sheet of rice paper. Across the top of the sheet her uncle Dim had written a- few words: "To Nellie, on her twenty-second birthday, from Uncle Dan." Then he bad added: "Be low is a fairly good sample of Chinese poetry. Are you fond of poetry?" Grace read the poem aloud: "The day is fair, like other days. I stroll in ray garden. Through rose bordered paths I stray. Seckinc always for happiness and peace of mind. riellcbt instead of a very ordinary sun." sighed Nellie n she arose and fcjlded up the gorgeoua rout. 'There', the supper bell, and I am so notirti: Do let'a hurry or we won't get a bite p est." After snpper if. w a Ion?, dull ren ing. Thongh both of the sirls wereap. parently reading, enrh one of tbm was thinking of the beintlful green satin coat and how utterly useless it all was under the present circum stances. Xellfe carried her sober thoughts ti bed with her. and for many hours sbe lay awake, wondering why Uncle Dan had sent ber such an absurd gift wben he .knew that she wns obliged to work for her living and that tbe mandarin's coat must be an extravagant accessory to her simple wardrobe. "I can't understand It." she mnr mured sleepily. "Mother always said 'that Uncle Dan was eccentric, but she said be was bard headed, practical an4 acorned useless extravagance, so Ob. I wonder, I wonder!" Now she was wide awake and stttlni up In bed. In a second her feet were on the floor and she wns pulling tbe mandarin's coat from its place in ber dresser. She pulled down the shades and lighted the gas. Grace sat tip hi bed and stared dazedly at her friend.- "What is the matter?" she demanded drowsily. "Are you crazy, Nellie HiU-yer?" Nellie turned her head away from the blazing sun. at which she was daintily snipping with her embroidery scissors. Her face was pink with ex citement, and her eyes shone. "Grace Iue, I believe there really ig a jewel hidden tinder this embroidery," she cried eagerly. Miss Lane opened her blue eyes wide and yawned. Then she hopped out of bed find sat down on the floor beside Nellie. Out of the raised interior of the em broidered sun there rolled a large etone that caught the sordid gaslight and reflected it in javelin points of Came. Now it glowed redly, palpitat ing: now it was a still, crimson pool of flame. It was as large as a hazel- iiut "It is a ruby!" gasped Grace faintly. "It certainly isn't glass," admitted Nellie. "So the poem did have a mean-. Ing after all. Grace. Isn't it wonder ful? Uncle Dan was trying to see if I was clever enough to read the story on the back of the coat. Grace, do yon know what this ruby represents?" Grace nodded cheerfully. "Vine wreathed cottage chickeDS pony cart everything that we're dreamed about and never really ex pected to come true!" Nellie was looking thoughtfully t the mandarin's coat. She turned It over and examined tbe blazing suns cn the sleev-js and on either front of tbe garment. "Grace." she said qaietly, "there are four smaller reproductions of tbe gar den of roses, and in each blazing sun I believe we will find another jewel!" "Let us get to work, then." cried Grace, fetching her owu scissors. The hands of the little alarm clork on the bureau pointed to 3 a. in. when the last blazing snn was despoiled of its jeweled heart. The sleeves bad giren up two enor mous pearls of great luster, and tiie f fronts bad contributed two blazing dia monds. "I take back everything I ever said about your Uncle Dan." quavered Grace I-ane as she went to bed with the gems hidden under tbe pillow. "He's a dear!' "I think I'll say a prayer for him." murmured Nellie from the depths of a grateful heart. Without a word Grace slipped from . the bed and kuelt beside her. PUZZLED. "What are you about?" she asked. Wfrw was thinking sa hard "It is said," re plied the amateur scientist, "that Nature permits nothing to go to waste, that there is a purpose for everything she has given ns. I At last I walk straight Into the heart of the sun dragon I am swallowed up and turned into a Slowing jewel of delight!" "How odd!" commented Grace when she had finished. "It is without time or meter, and" "Hut not without meaning!" Inter rupted Nellie excitedly. "Look. Grace! She pointed at the outspread man darin's coat that was ou the bed be fore them. "I've been looking tit that I really think the poem npplics to this garden sceue on the back of the coat!" "Fiddle-de-dee!" scoffed Miss I.nne as she knelt beside her friend before the green satin coat. "I never yet saw the Chluese poem that ever appeared to express anything save the utter Just trying toflgure out why there ! topsyturvyness of that upside down la dark meat on the chicken." The Foolish Ant. Beek not to learn a lesson From the busy little ant That works away forever And never says "1 ran't." For oh the ant is foolish If It had proper wit Instead of laboring away A thousand other ar:is each day Would have to woru for It. Aa Other Knew Her. "She seems to be a natural flirt." he said. "Natural?" the woman impatient! 11 plied, "there's nothing natural about tier, but the framework." Not Worried. "I should think you'd be afraid to UV. your little boya run feour autouio- jne. "Oh, no; I hare It Insured." -W-ever did you bear such dread ful things about Mrs. Ilulier?" "Yon forget she was once mv dearest friend.'-niegende matter. The world be not reuuire so much t be Informed ns to he reminded land.' "Head the poem again while I trace out the story." urged Nellie, her finger on the beginning of the embroidered brown path that trickled - over the green satin garden. Grace laughed nncl obeyed. It was rather fun to Indulge in these pretty fancies after a hard day's work in tls schoolroom. ' "The day is fair, like other days." she began. "See. Grace? The sun is slimier. That shows that the day Is fair." in terrupted Nellie eagerly. "Strolling m this brown path see. my finger travels through the rose bordered paths seek ing for happiness m,j peace of mind. Those are represented hy the lotus blossoms away off on auotber pntb. He misses the turning anil goes on. on. straight toward the sun dragon. The ! brown path goes right into tbe heart of the sun, and my stroller is swallowed Uip In the heart of the sun. Greedy fellow! He must have a bard heart, Grace." She laughed ns her pretty finger prodded the gold embroidered pin net. "That's because you're'turneil Into a glowing Jewel of delight," retorted ber friend gayly. "I wish it were a glowing Jewel of In faraway China an elderly m-in was dreaming of his home country. I from which he had aiietiated himself ! for many years. He was thinking of tiie secret con tained in the green satin mandarin coat which he had sent U Ins unseen niece in New Yolk. "If she's clover euough to read fie secret she will write mi? a letter of thanks, and If the letter is tiie sort f letter tlilit shows her to be my sister Eve's daughter in disposition, why. I'm going home to s;eiid the rest of my days with her."' One day the letter came, and it w;is the right kiuil of letter. f'r Psnirl Drake severed his conueviiiMis in tin orient and took the tirst steamer fof home, aud when he arrived there he found the rose covered collage and hi niece, as well ns another .lowiiii,' young specimen of young wiuian!io"d. who was also willing to be adopted into his family. The green satin coat has been made into a beautiful screen, and It is one of Nellie's unt precious I possessions. "It not only lifted us from poverty, she told her adopted cousin. Grace, "btit it really brought Um-ie Dan to us. And while one can get along with out a whole lot of money it's nice ll have some owu folks belonging t you." April 8 in American History. 1732 David Kittenhouse. emium niHtbeijnticiun ud astronomer, born; died 1 TIKI. JOOi-Hev. Dr. John Johnson.' survivor and principal historian of ' the Con federate defense of I'ort, Pumter. died;' born lS-. I90t-IIeiena Modieska. roHLsb tras dienne. died; born lS4t'.. 1913 President Wilson read :i message before congress la joint session, re viving a custom followed (by su' ington and Adams. ilauuah Mori'. All the new all tn time Toe A10'