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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'

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