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Till: HOCK ISLAND AIIGUS, WKDXESDAY. AI'IUI, 13. 1011,
r "I Hi: i , 1 ' .t il i 1 - I THE ARGUS. ruhlth.t la;iy at Kvon1 are- n io R.irk Island. l.l. Tnti-riM Hi till rt',frl'-e 'fnri'l-fii matter.) rk, Ilaa4 Mmkrr f lb 1"TC. BY THE J. W. POTTER CO. TERMS Ten cr.t rr ve'k ly car rier, in Rock Island; 13 p'r year by mail ta advan e. Compli!n!i f fi;'very servlrs should mad to the -ir.-i::s:ton department. whlca sUouM ills" t toi:5fJ In every time the backward and disgraceful po ievanct hn it is slret t ttava pjtion which Illinois occupies among paper discontinued, ra carriers have authority in the premises. Alt crmrmtnlcatlTia of arar atn"nttlv oS.aracter, political or re'.ig-lous. must tiavs real nam attached for publics-1 ticn. No such articles will t printed ever fictitious signatures. Telephone In all department. Cen tral Union. Rock Inland US. 1UJ and 2145. Wednesday, April 15, 1914. " If it must be so, bring on your dogs of war, we say. Consistency Is a Jewel that lots of women would cheerfully swap for a diamond. "Thrice armed is he who hath his quarrel Just" will be President Wilson's advantage if war must come with Mex ico. The height of impatience is displayed by a New ."Yorker w ho is suing his w ife for divorce because she has made 23 cttempts to commit suicide. Did you have your premises .ready when the cleanup wagons arrived to day? If not, it may not be too late for an eleven'h-hour preparation. It seems like old times to see Harry Thaw's name on the front page again. .Now- that the gunman are gone, we may expect to hear fronj Harry quently. fre- - Chicago alderman sojourning at White Sulphur Springs. W. Va, are rclogiz!ng to society at that resort ,"r not taking their dress suits along. ProbaMy they did not tae room for tbem. Strange things happen under condi tions of excessive drouth, such as pre vail at Muscatine. Yesterday a man van fined in that city for becoming in toxicated on the conu-nts of a bottle i w-hkh wti labeled "pepsin." The Rockford Star suggests "How Dry I Am" for the Illinois state soap. luo Bpn"l!nu prompujr offers entertainment for the singers. It is not necessary Jugt yet, however, to go so far. Come to Rock It-land and save car fare. The Chicago Tribune demonstrates that Panama tolls exemption simply vi olates a treaty to aid monopoly with no possible benefit to the American public, while ship and railroad com bines would reap the profit. Score an other vindication for Woodrow Wil son. Not many m-n cf his time have per formed the feat credited to Florenz Zlegfield, the theatrical producer: Serving as manager of h'.s divorced wife while wooing and wedding an other woman of equal prominence be hind the footlights. AVhere was the green-eyed monster? the gunman, ought to sink deeply into the mind of the youth of the land. They were: "Keep away from bad company." "Whitey" paid the penalty for not having himself heeded the old admonition that every son has heard from his mother's lips. ' AT THE BREAKING POINT. Relations of the United States end Mexico appear to be more seriously strained now than at any time since the present trouble began. Huerta evi dently sees a chance to unite his crura b'iDg support through his defiance of the United States. President Wllfon has shown !n his dealing with Huerta patience equal to tiii-t of I-lncola before the Civil war of JIcKlnley before the war with 'a spite of the evident ultimate ne cessity of armed intervention, he has -?peatedly deferred such action, hop '.ug that a way may he found to effect peaceful solution. If. no, he decides that the time has come to strike, we re with him. HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT. No stronger array of reasons for highway Improvement has be.i mar shaled in the space of a few- para graphs than Governor Dunne present ed at the recent Illinois Highway Im- provement association banquet when I Z , .. i -The greatest utiiity of all. the pub- lie roadways of the state, are abso- lutely under public control and in public ownership, aud yet the public lias failed in its d iitv In Mve ie-ent ! transportation to the farmers and yAccsfer,cot.N citizens of Illinois by making these roads decently passable. I.es than 10 per cent of these roads are im proved, and for one-third of the year tiie unimproved roads are in many ex tensive districts practically Impas- ' fid unfit for use by the farmers -'- a result the produe- are liln- '" sv a.t and voter from political meeting and election; and social, fraternal and religious organizations are seriously impaired in their gatherings. "The difficulty of passage of these roads has contributed more than any thing else to the Isolation and unat traativeness of farm life, and has driven, in many case, the best brain ana Drawn or our citizens irom me farm land to the congested cilles Alienists of standing ascribe much of the depression and melancholy, par tlcularly among women, to the solitary life enforced upon the occupants of farms by reason of Improper methods of intercommunication. It Is high no the states In regard to the lmprove- nnnt of Its roadways should be changed." Th!s is the day designated by the eovernor for a state wide effort to improve the roads, and no doubt a great deal of good has been done. While It was not convenient for Rock Island county to do much Just now there will be a chance later to make good. Rome was not built In a day and the improvement of the state's highways Is a big Job. There will be plenty of opportunity for all of us to do our parts before the task is fin ished. SOY BEAN AND THE COW. It has been discovered that milk, butter and cheese can actually be made of the soy bean w ithout the interven tion of the cow, because this bean contains and gives uj casein, which is the principal ingredient of ml'lt. It is the coagulation of casln. by acids or rennet which makes cheese. To the casein of the soy bean we have only to add vegetable fat, a little sugar and mineral salts and 80 per cent of wa ter, with possibly something to make the compound white, and we have conn's milk or something like it- The economic importance of this discovery supposing it to be a real discovery, cays the New York Even ing Mai), lies in the fact that an acre of land devoted to the raising of the soy bean will furnish in a year more milk than a cow- can yield In that time; and no practicable way has yet been discovered to make an acre of ground keep a cow, taking agriculture by and large. And the soy bean has the sur prising property of not exhausting the roil; it gathers nitrogen from the at mosphere. In cultivating the ground for the soy bean, therefore, the farmer is practically milking the atmosphere. Hut you cannot tan the hide of the soy bean and make boots of it, nor use its bones for making a thousand articles. The cow, standing in the cool margin of the river in summer, or ratt ing her horns in the stanch ions in winter, has been the ally, com panion, solace and delight of man ever since the days of Abraham. The soy bean may he able to enrich the field, as the cow does, but its son will not also plow the field, which the cow's son will. Nor wiK the bean comfort the anA tle ,leart and gou, of the far. ... ,, M ing and breathing pres ence as cow does. There is no sort of use in expecting the immemorial "beef critter" and "milk critter" to be" re placed by a mere bean. THE WEBB-KENYON LAW. A second state supreme court haB upheld the validity of the Webb-Ken-yon liquor law, making liquor shipped from one state into another subject to the laws of t ie state of destination. The supreme court of Kansas has just rendered a decieion upbo'ding the right of the etate to confiscate all li quor shipped in from outside. The opinion by Justice Burch, as reported in t'.ie dispatches, does not, says the St. Ixjuis Globe-Democrat, discuss the point on which President Taft vetoed the measure as unconstitutional. The Kansas justice argues as to the right of congress to regulate the shipments of liquor as it does the transportation of "white slaves" and the shipments of obscene literature. The power of congress to regulate interstate commerce seems to be plen ary. ' Is case of the lottery law, in quarantine regulations and in one or two other matters the supreme court of the United .States has he'd that, the power to regulate interstate commerce extends to its abolition as to specified articles. But congress made no such attempt to in the Webb-Kenyon law. It did not forbid Interstate shipment of liquor into a "dry" state. It did not make such shipment a federal misde meanor or a fe'ony. In effect, it dele gated its control of Interstate com merce to the state) of destination of li quor shipments. Mr. Taft and his at torney general held that such a dele gation was unconstitutional. In an swer to his argument an ingenfous t'.ieory was advanced that congress mero'y "outlawed" intoxicating liquor, divesting it of its rights in interstate commerce. But fc. did not do this, for liquor is protected by law when shipped from one "wet" state to an other, even though it passes through, a "dry" state in transit. A state court will not Ukely pass on the question of t'.ie unconstitutional delegation of con grerslonal power. The supreme court of the United States will pass on this r. ifotUn f f j.ts l.sMvh I r-B 1.. ? ";'" " " " before it. What it decision wll. be Is a ,ma"el?f T m011 J ? Ir 'h Aybb-Kenyon act be held In- r1"1 ,b tor' ,h,t Prr ll a doubtless urge congress to ex- rmm au"IUI1')' "' ment of iluor lnto "dry" Thls would relieve prohibition state of mm h of the expense of enforcing pro hibitory l,ws. In spite of the burden this would place on the federa' govern ment, it is likely that congress wou!4 ret-pond to suc'i a request. Judging from its attitude In the past. Hence about the only permanent result front a decision declaring the Webb-Kenyon unconstitutional would be to trans- expeniie of policing "dry" states - overnmenL Capital Comment BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER Congressman from ths Fourteenth District. (Spw.,aI corre-pon.ienre of The Argus.) Washington. D. C. April 13. A com promise between the ultra radical po sition which would submit federal judges to the pop ular recall and the ultra conservative attitude which would not meddle at all with the laws surroundlsig the judiciary Is proposed by Rep resentative Cor dell Hull, of Ten nessee. Judge Hull has introduced in the house a consti tutional amend ment which makes it easily possible for the people to get rid of men un fit to be Judges without the ted ious and difficult method of im peachment or, on CLYDE H. TAVCNNER the other hand, without submitting judges to the Judgment of a plebiscite. The proposition submitted toy Rep resentative Hull is so simple that the wonder is it has not been 'suggested before. It amounts to a recall of Judges, but it is based on the theory that this is a representative govern ment and that the will of the people is carried out through their represen tatives. The Hull proposition is the recall of Judges by congress. As the constitution stands today it Is impossible 4o remove judges from office no matter how flagrantly bad may have been their conduct provided they have not been guilty of certain specific acts. "High crimes and mis demeanors" the constitution terms the acts which must have been committed by judges before they can be impeach ed. A judge may be grossly unfit temneramentally to hold his office. his private morals may be shocking, he may do many a shady act. but if he stops short of the line and does not commit any "high crimes or misde- meanors," which have teen rigidly de fined by law- and precedent, i.e can not be removed by impeachment. Another factor enters into the im peachment procedure, and one not CARICATURING (Bloomington Pant a era ph.) Those republicans who are smiling at the way the Hearst papers are cari caturing President Wilson and seek ing to arouse racial hatred against him should beware how they lend en couragement to such brutal business. Hearst's record is too well remem bered to permit the least sanction of his assaults, no matter against what leader they may be directed. Klihu Moot, while a mepiber of Presi dent Roosevelt's cabinet, delivered a speech In Utica. New York. Nov. 1, 1906. in which he said: "In President Roosevelt's first mes sage to congress, in speaking of the assassin of McKinley, he spoke of him as inflamed 'by the reckless utterances of those who, on the stump and in the public press, appeal to the dark and evil spirits of malice and greed, envy and sullen hatred. The wind Is sowed by the men who preach such doctrines, and they cannot escape their share of responsibility for the whirlwind that is reaped. This applies alike to the deliberate demagog, to the exploiter of sensationalism and to the crude and foolish visionary who for whatever if ' ' ONE MORNING GLORY. 1 A MORNING glory seed, once, his mother had told him that in the was dropped by the side of a winter he would sink down in the telegraph pole. ground. He never quite knew how he cot "I'm going to get out of here." he there or why he only knew that said, and he shook himself till he when the cold fall storms came an cracked his shell and started a green extra bard wind blew and blew and shoot'up thru the ground. fiiw nun 11 out Jll monies poa. Then there was a rush and "whirr and the seed found himself on the cold ground right at the foot of this tall, tall pole. For a long time it was very lone someyou see in the mother pod there were the brother and sister seeds for company, but here there was only one tall pole so high and stately that it couldn't bend down and comfort a poor, lonely, little morning glnry seed even if it wanted to and it didn't want to, anyway. But in a day or two the wind blew some nice brown leaves over against tne poie ana they covered the lonely little morning glory seed and shel tered it from the storms. ' For many days the seed peeped out from between the leaves and watched the trees and birds and most of all the big telegraph pole. . "Oh, dear." he whispered to him self, "how happy I would be if I could ever grow" tall and fine like that pole." "Maybe yoa will some day," whis pered back a leaf, "maybe next year you will grow as big as that pole." "Oh no. I couldn't," replied the morning glory seed laughing at the thought, "I'll never be as big as that." Chuckling1 happily at such a very funny idea, he turned over to take a But the leaves made such a snug warm bed and he was so tired and j sleepy that he slept and slept all the winter long. I When the warm spring rains came (lie got to damp that he waked up , quite suddenly and tried to loolc I around. ' "Oh dear, it's all dark!" lie ex claimed then he remembered that tCopyrlfht .'lara often urged as an argument against it, and that Is the time consumed by tlu senate. It costs the people a great sum of money annually to pay for the proceedings of congress, yet, if many impeachment trials were to come un simultaneously and there Is some possibility of that condition arising in the near future it would be Impos sible for congress to enact any import ant legislation for months. The senate is the high court of Im peachment. An Impeachment trial has the right of way In the senate, all other business being sidetracked until the imneachment proceedings are over. Tne recent Arcnoaia impeach ment proceedings dragged along for many weeks. The house Judiciary committee is now considering charges against Judge Spear, of Georgia, and Judge Wright, of 'Washington. D. C. There Is, of course, the possibility that impeachment proceedings mlglrt be brought in both of these cases. Were they ordered it might be impossible for President Wilson to get any of his legislative program through the sen ate at this session of congress. Judge Hull proposes a constitutional amendment giving congress the right to remove judges of inferior federal courts for cause. That means that if in the opinioJa of congress a judge, for any reason whatever, is deemed un fit to hold his office, congress can re move him. Nothing is said in the amendment about grounds for remov al. The only stipulation is that the removal resolution must be adopted by a two-thirds vote in both houses of congress. If two-thirds of the mem bers vote a Judge unfit he is thereby removed. This procedure would offer a great saving of time over the present cum bersome process. Instead of having the senate sit as a court, the Hull amendment brings removal charges before congress as any contested elec tion case might be brought in. A con- current resolution is introduced It is referred to the proper committee, which then proceeds to hold hearings, At the hearings the accused main may be represented by counsel. If after these hearings the committee reports tjie resolution favorably, congress then takes it up for a debate and vote as upon any other resolution. THE PRESIDENT reason apologises for crime or excites aimless discontent.' "I say by the president's authority, that in penning these words, with the horror of President McKinley's mur der fresh before him, he had Mr. Hearst specifically in his mind. "And I say, by his authority, that what he thought of Mr. Hearst then, he thinks of Mr. Hearst now." The methods employed to arouse malice and envy against President Mc Kinley were no worse than those em ployed against President Wilson. Hearst is the same now as' he was then and the public should have the same opinion of him now as then. Well balanced persons are in no dan ger of being led astray by the art which is hired to malign, but the dan ger is ever with the ignorant who may feel deeply and think superficially. Somerset. Pa. John and Joseph D'Angelo. cousin, were shot mysterious ly and killed and Mrs. Frank D'Angelo Joseph's mother, was wounded at Bos well. Seven persons were arrested five of them relatives. " know nhat I'm goinrj to do about you," laughed the little vine. "I'm to cover you ufl" It wasn't a day till the little green sprout poked its head out from the dead leaves and looked at the same tall telegraph pole. "I know what I'm going to do about you, laughed the little vim "I'm going to cover you up! So there!" All summer long the little vine worked thru rain and thru drought and thru heat. Up, up higher and higher tip the tall pole it climbed 1 And when Jack Frost came south for his first little trip what do you suppose he saw? A tall, tall pole all covered over with a morning glory vine and pur plr Mooms.waving in every 1'rcfrrt I omnrro-w'l hi 'ui'rv ' units. Ingram Judson. jmsm HENITT HOWLAND Sim Watklns waa a chap who used to get hia feelln's hurt Most every tlm ha turned around;' , he thought folks don him dirt If they'd neglect to run across the street to shako his hand; H used to have a, notion that folks et around and ' planned Te elljfht him every where h want; most everything you'd say He'd twist till It would seem a slur at him, some way. At parties when the girl wcvld (tec alona and glgg-le, 61m Waa always sura to think that they. were makln fun of him: At mtln' when th preacher threw out hints, as preachers do. Elm always took 'em to himself, kept put- tin' on th shoe; If folks would count th change he'd give It mad htm mad, you see He thought toy that they had their doubts about hi honesty. 'He's dead and rone, ha didn't leave rreat deal when ha went. In lookln' high and low for slla-hts hia time was mostly spent. And I suppose. If he's above, where peo- Dla a-et their wigs. And draw the tickets for th harps-sad aolden crowns and thing's. He's aUin' back and thinkln' that the happy angels there Are laughin' at the way he looks In what he has to wear. AMATEUR PHILOSOPHY. Some people are like a locomotive when the wheels slip. They make a lot of noise, but don't get ahead much People who can't do their best nn less they are continually compli mented and encouraged soon get to thinking that even their careless work ought to be praised. All the world despises a quitter. The principal differeoce between a wise man and a fool is that a wise man doesn't maTie the same mistake more than once. A man who would take too much change from a street car conductor could hardly be expected to think that the world is growing better. A HARD JOB. "Poor fellow," said the kind lady, "what makes you so sad ? You seem to be utterly dis couraged." "I am," the man replied. "I wish I could go off somewhere and die quietly. You see, when I was a young fellow my par ents urged me to cultivate a cheerful disposition. They wanted me to al ways appear with a smile upon my face and a glad word on my lips.' I did as they desired, and In a little while people got to calling me 'Happy Hal' Hinkley. Well, since then IVe been trying to live up to the name. I wish to heaven I'd started out In life as a grumbler. The Curse of Toll. I wouldn't mind the work I have to do, I wouldn't yearn to put my tasks away, I wouldn't fret to travel far and view The wonders of the world; I wouldn't pray For b!esslnps such as fortune sends to there WTio spend their lives tn splendid leisure, who Kach day have newer pleasures to pur sue. Who know naught of the weary toller's woes; I wouldn't mind the work I have to do If all the rest were forced to labor, too. Keeping Him In Line. "In Paraguay," said Mr. Peck, "there Is only one man to every six women, and the men are not allowed to do any manual labor whatever. They are treated as pets and cared for aa if they were likely to die off if they were not constantly pampered." "Henry," eaid his wife, "put that paper away and read a chapter in the Bible. You need a lesson in humility." A Fortunate Reminder. oah. exclaimed the grand old sailor's wife, "what are you .slapping at?" "Confound that mosquito!" he an swered. "I'll smash it yet. you-see if I don't." ... T Tt i nenry . ,caD, w nat ao you mean.- nave you torgotten that we have only two mosquitoes In the ark?" Her Achievements. "Did two men ever fight about you?" asked the prima denua. '.so. replied the soubrette. "but rve been mentioned as a co-respond ent twice." One of His Regular Duties. "Have you ever been arrested for running your automobile too fast?" "No. What do you suppose I'm pay. Ing a chauffeur for?" A New On For Him. ."The climate here Is salubrious, isn't It?" remarked the tourist. "Say. friend." replied the native "jest write that there word down fin me. will yir? I it tlre,I o' sweiirln at this climate In the Mime old way. That's n new one.'' Philadelphia Trees. J31 fe The Daily Story Ananias Elope; By Clarissa Mackie. Copyrighted. J14. by Associated Literary Bureau. Ananias Sllne bad at last made no bis mind. Of all the desirable widows and spinsters in Quince Harbor cone seemed so attractive as Mrs. Em Bevis, who was the proprietor of the Quince Harbor dry goods store. If any. one had remotely suggested to Ananias that the profitable little business had en hanced the charms of the Widow Be vis in his middle aged eyes be would have laughed one to scorn. Still, being half proprietor of a dry goods busi ness was infinitely better than being norter in a Tillage bank. Any one would admit that! When he put the question to Mrs. Bevis It was noontime and her two rosy cheeked clerks had gone home to din ner. Ananias bad assured himself that thev two were alone, and he had promptly possessed himself of the wid' ow's generous band and told her the story of his lonely life and his longing for a home, provided she would pre side over it. "Oh. Ananias," she simpered. "I bbt er dreamed I never thought oh V so shrieked as Ananias Imprinted a kiss on her work worn hand. That evening Ananias called upon her and discussed their early marriage. "There's only one obstacle to a fancy wedding," said Ananias when Em Be vis had outlined a plan for the cere mony to take place in the Baptist church, with her little niece as flower girl and white satin ribbons festooned from the tops of the pews. "And that is T' asked Em In a dis appointed tone. " "My landlady." "Hetty Rowell? My land, you ain't engaged to her, be you?" inquired the widow sharply, "Not if I know it," said Ananias cau tiously, "but somehow I never know where I stand with Widow Rowell, LEm! I swan I never proposed mar riage to her in my life, but half the time she talks like she was engaged to me! I wish we could be married in a few days," added Ananias. "But what's your hurry?" protested Em. "I'd like a chance to make some wedding clothes and get ready!" "I know it, my love," cooed Ananias In her ear, "but I am afraid of the Widow Rowell. Great blizzards, I am ! I talk In my sleep, you know. What if .she should hear me saying some thing about you! It would be all up in the air!" By the time Ananias went home he had persuaded his fiancee that she could select a very presentable trous seau from tb'e stock of her own de partment store; so, relieved of this momentous question, Em agreed to elope with Ananias on the following Thursday, and Ananias wrote a note to the Rev. Josiah Twigg apprising him of the coming event and asking him to consider the matter as entirely con fidential. That night Ananias let himself into his boarding place and tiptoed up to his room with unusual caution. One never knew when the Widow Rowell would pounce out. And one never knew In what part of the house she was seeking a night's repose. She had a pleasantly careless custom of taking prospective guests through her spa cious old house and permitting them to choose whatever room suited the mo mentis fancy, provided it was disen gaged. As for herself, she slept around as fancy dictated one night the west front chamber appealed to her, for 6he loved to hear the roar of the waves on the beach; the next night it might be a small hall room for the moment unoc pled that would tickle her restless im pulse. . What Ananias did not know was that on this particular evening the widow had been approached by the proprietor of the Quince Ilarbor hotel r.nd asked to accommodate a half doz en guests for whom he could find no room until the following day. Mrs. Rowell sweetly assented and gathered up her own belongings and carried them into a tiny room next to the room of Ananias Sline. Here she droVped ber weary limbs upon a most uncom fortable cot and slept. The sound of the softly closed front door aroused her. If that was Ananias Sline tiptoeing in at such a late hour she would have a serious talk wltb hlra In the morning. Either he had been courting and that was not to be allowed, for netty Rowell felt that she had a prior r'ght to the affections ot Mr. Sline or he had been to "lodge meeting, and as It wasn't lodge night w-liy, he must have been courthfg! So there, the widow's logical mind calcu lated the matter, as we know, quite correctly. She dozed off to sleep again and awoke to the resounding snores of Mr. Sline in the next room. "Drat him:" she muttered, turning over. But she could not sleep again. She got to thinking about Ananias and ! where he had spent the evening, and she decided that it was Era Bevis who had captured him. She was convinced of it when Ana nias ceased snoring and fell to talking, as was his hnbit when the day had been an exciting oue. "Ahem!" babbled Ananias. "Ahem, next Thursday erenlne at K nVlot-kl aiy clear air. Twigg, would you per- form a most Interesting service for me? Of course I shall wear a white flower in my coat ahem! I'm not afraid no, siree! I, Ananias, take thee, Em Bevis no; that's not right. Em Em Emma or Eimualine ah!" Mr. Sline resorted to snoring once mttrir, and the widow, now thorouchlv awake to the perfidy of her star board er, sat up in bed and fell to planning. When the Widow Rowell fell to tlnn. bing well, thlugs usually happened ror an eutire week she watched and waited and listened and peeked pried, and when Thursday evening drew around she wan possessed m some mysterious manner of moat of he details of the approaching elope ment. She knew that Hen Ridiii' buggy had been engaged and tbat He was to harness the sorrel horse s though Hep Riddle himself djan. know what Ananias Sllne wanted tod with a buggy. By Thursday evening Ananias 8lin was shivering with nervous dresd. II had a feeling that In some way or ott er his elopement wonld be frtmtrated j.ime ana again ne nad found the Wid ow Rowell's wits could outmatch hi own, but so far as he knew not a og was aware of the approaching mar riage save the prospective bride, th, mlLister and himself. Ananias ate scarcely any supper, j though Mrs. Rowell had prepared' hi favorite dish of oyster stew, ghe sa opposite him and blinked her eyes him until he gulped down a huge ctq of scalding hot tea and bolted ! from the table. "Little dear!" murmured the w!d0 with a strange smile on her fare. Ananias locked himself into his roon and made an elaborate if hasty toilet After many maneuvers he let hlmsel out and managed to escape by the btrl hall door. There was no sign of th. widow, and he hoped she had, gone b call upon one of her cronies. It wouli be ill luck indeed If she had taken I into her head to call upon Em Berig though the two rivals were not th best of friends since Ananias came be tween them. Still, the Widow Rowell was aptii do the most baffling things. Ananias hurried to Riddle's stable) and climbed into the buggy which t grinning negro had prepared for him He drove rapidly out of the yard, neat ly losing a wheel in the turn, for b was not a skillful driver. Quince Harbor folks are inquisitiT' and prone to mind each other's bngl ness to a most annoying degree; there fore it had been decided that En Be ris was to wait for Ananias in "Whip poorwlll lane by the brook. He wonli catch her up into the vehicle, and awi; they would go to Big Harbor. Whippoorwill lane was there, and was Em Bevis, for Ananias recognize! the white veil she was to wear abou ber uncovered head. He pressed her hand and received i tender pressure in return. After tha they rode in silence through the wood, toward Big Harbor. At last they reached the main (tree of Big Harbor, and the sorrel bor chose to gallop madly until Ananias sawing at the reins, managed to brioi him to a stop before the gate of thi parsonage. Belay there!" yelled the little ex sailor angrily Just as the ministe: opened the front door and stepped intc the porch to meet them. The prospective bride got out unaid ed while Ananias was tying tbe sorre horse and she was inside tbe house hi tbe time Ananias had reached the gate When Ananias Sline reached tbe par lor, where stood the beaming clergy man and his smiling wife and a coupii of servants for witnesses, he stood ii the doorway aghast at the sight tlnv met his amazed eyes. The bride wai there a bride was there, indeed, bu; not the one he had so carefully chosen Standing there in the modest splendoi of a gray satin dress hurriedly gar nished with white lace and bunches o; artificial orange blossoms was tut Widow Rowell! Em Bevis was nowhere to be seen. , Somehow he had been tricked bj the artful widow whom he had at first courted, only to leave when a bettei chance presented Itself. Surely retri button was close upon the heels ol Ananias Sline! "We are waiting. Mr. Sline," remind ed Mr. Twigg. smiling benevolently. "Dear Ananias!" cooed Hetty Howell fixing ber agate colored eyes upot him. Ananias moved forward mechanical ly. There seemed nothinsr else to d Things were hideously mixed and a bitter fate seemed to have driven him straight into tbe arms cf the 'Widow Rowell. He felt tbat she had outwit ted him again never more would ht try to get the best of her. ne would admit defent. As for Em Bevis, what conlrl he ilo uhoiit it now without creating a scandal that would shake the three villages to the core? Nothing! So Ananias went forward and wa joined in the bonds of holy matrimony to Hetty Rowell. When the ceremony was over Mrs. Twigg congratulated them warmly. . "It's the oddest thinir." she babbiefl. "but Josiah and I really thought the bride we understood it was to be another. We are quite surprised!" "So are we!" smiled Mrs. Ananias Sline as she took her husband's snn and went dowu to the waiting buscy and the impatient sorrel horse. Somebody tossed an old shoe after them for luck and it struck Ananias i right in the back of the neck, so tl he uttered an explosive hiast u fanity that caused the minister and bia wife to close their front door hurried!.''. But the Widow Rowell -I mean M. Ananias Sllne merely smiled compas sionately, as If she knew that ber hus band hnd just cause for exasperation. April 15 in American. History. JS61-I.incoln's first call for 1"n,'f? to enforce the laws In states wh'co had pussed ordinances of secession- 180-Abrabam Lincoln, sixteenth pres ident of the Uulted States, dies Washington; born In llardio coun ty. Ky., l-'eb. l- 1S01. 1012-The White Star liner Tituuic. her maiden voyage to New lo with many prominent Ame" on board, collided with an In longitude 50.14 west. I:'ti,u 41.4U north, and sank at 2:W Out of 2,-'0G passengers nnd crew only 703 were saved.