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T11J0 KOCK ISLAND AHGUS, MONDAY, APRIL 27. 1014.
1 ii THE ARGUS. Published dallv it lilt Kr-on v- , Rock Island. JIL (Entered at the ostoSlce aa itconl-cltn matter.) 1 lck lalaaa UniWf of tbe AesocUtrd if J BY THE J. W. POTTER CO. j TERMS Ten cnta per week by car- Hi i tar. In Rock Island; 11 per rear by mall In advance. j Complaints of delivery service should f made to the circulation department. wblcn ahould aviso be notified In every j instance where It ts desired to hare t paper discontinued, as carriers bare no I authority In the premises. ' ; All communications of ar-unientatlve f character, political or rellg-tous. must fcare real nam attached for publlca- I lion. No such articles will bs printed . ever fictitious signatures. Telephones In all department". Cen- I Iral Union. Rock Island 143. 115 and Il45. T1 it i i ii more of national honor than he thought of tho shipping trust. 8o he fell to and worked like a giant to persuade "rbn (tress to repeal tho trust- made law. The war la on. The trust has llttlo to fear, how- ever, for the senate Is still to art. and this body (always loyal to the money ed Interests) Is not tn the least likely to follow the example of the bouse. Models Show Proper Lumbering" CHIMNEYS AND FLUES. The state Are marshal department expects shortly to start a general In Dectlon of chimneys and flues In the various cltlas of the stato. In an effort fore the lumberman goes Into It the a iimlnat much of the fire waste treus ranee from those only a few caused by Improper construction of I years old to large, over mature, stag- Two models which show bow the government sella its timber have Just been prepared In Washington for d's- play at the forest products exposition, to bo held In Chicago April 30 to May 9 and in New York May 20 to 30. Those models represent an acre of western yellow pine land In a national forest of the southwest before and after logging. In the model showing the stand bo- TW AC Csf,ut tt 1 C C O N C U. i Monday. April 27. 1914. i Uncle Joe Cannon wants to go to Congress. He used to make congress come to him. flues and chimneys and defective con ditions therein. In order to aid this work the following advice is given in the bulletin issued by tho ktata offic ial: Chlmnevs and flues should be ln- headed Individuals more than ready for the ax. In the second nioaei me mature trees And all otliera larger than certain diameter have been cut down and made Into logs and cord wood. In this, as In all government spected and repaired during the sum- B8jet the stumps are cut low to avoid mer months when not in use. unnecessary waste, logs are taken to a Defective flues are'among the most 8maU dl&meter wen int0 the tree, and rrequent causes oi nre. uurmg me BUch materlaft9 j3 not fit for lumber year 1913 there were 762 such Area re- . converted Ialo COrdwood. Together ported to this department, causing a ehQW care wMch the loss oi oaow. government requires of lumbermen in Flying sparks on roofs, etc., caused f " 1 . tit flr t total in. of about SS00.- teUlag old trees o tnai me young 000. Many of these fires which are re- growth Is not Injured. The brush is If you have ever heard Hughey Jennings on the coaching line you have heard the correct pronunciation of the name of the Mexican rebel field "leader. if Tfuerta. mav find the charms of Paris too strong to be resisted, now that he has obtained a new loan -of 960.000,000 and has only a little of It spent. - 4 Inasmuch as nearly all the raw ma terial from which the chewing gum consumed In this country comes from Mexico we may expect a prolonged war to result In either a famine or the adoption of radical changes In the method of manufacture. V ' Rockford physicians have adopted the plan of treating smallpox patients by telephone. While their object Is to avoid being accused of spreading the disease by going from house to house they are doubtless sot unmindful of other advantages of the system. ported as having been caused by flying " sparks are la reality due to the fact that the chimney or flue Is defective. e Are menace which forester, say These fires are preventable to a large usually, follows lumbering may be extent and everybody ought to learn, done away witn. ine moaeis are on . remember and enforce the main fac- scale of about one Inch to live feet, so tors contributing to safe Cue construe- that trees approximately 100 feet tall tion, which are designed to make the I are about 20 Inches high in the mod- smoke, flame, heat and gases of com- f els. bustion go Into the open air through It Is the Intention of the forest ser- the chimney rather than through its vice to have these models set forth sides. I am convinced that a careful certain points in regard to the timber inspection of the flues and chimneys sales conducted by the government. Dr. S. F. Pearson, who built the electric plant that supplies the City of Mexico with light and power. Is an American citixen, a native of Massa chusetts. He began business life as a railway station agent at the age of 14. and haa won his way to success. Progressives of Indiana In state con vention accepted the mentorshlp of Pennsylvania progressives and de clared for the elimination of all brew- erles and saloons in the state. To be a true progressive In those states one must, like Mr. Roosevelt, require that several men hold one down the while a doctor administer a spoonful of liquor for medicinal purposes. GOOD EOADS IN MISSOURI. Since the Missouri supreme court has upheld the good roads law It Is stated that two million dollars will be released at once for road construction throughout the state. The Kansas City Times Bays: "There Is not a dollar of 'pork' In the road fund raised by that means. The benefit and assessment system of payment spreads the cost In propor tion to the benefits. It distributes the road taxes over a number of years. Local pride Is stimulated, and local control guards against 'high contracts' and other grails. "By the free operation of this law Missouri Is likely to take a first place among the road building states." and the repairing of those found de fective will decrease the fire waste at least a half million dollars, and to that end I expect early In the year 1914 to have deputies from this department make a systematic Inspection of the flues and chimneys of the cities In this state. The following recommendations will if observed by the householder, enable him to guard the lives and property of his family against fire from this cause: 1. Build all chimneys from the ground up. None of their weight should be carried by anything except the proper foundations. Foundations should be at least 12 inches wider all around than the area of the chimney and be started well below the frost line. No chimney should be started or built upon any floor or beam of wood. When a chimney Is to be cut off below. In whole or In part it should be wholly supported by brick or stone work, or steel construction, properly erected from the ground up. The prac tice of supporting chimneys or flues on wooden or iron brackets, or Iron stirrups, however carefully devised, la hazardous. A small fire around the base from any cause may drop the flue and allow draft for rapid spread or ore. 2. Build all chimneys to a point at least three feet above flat roofs and two feet above the ridge of peak roofs. under, no circumstances should the brick work of the chimney be extend ed out over the roof by the projection of the course of brick nearest to It. Such a shoulder or overhanging pro jection will Inevitably cause cracks In the chimney In case the chimney set tles, the roof In such event lifting the upper portion by means of the over hang or shoulder, and causing a crack at the most dangerous of all places. The chimney should be carried up of uniform thickness to the top, copper Cashing being relied upon to prevent leaks at the Joint with the roof 3. Never build a chimney wall less than eight Inches (two courses of brick) In thickness, and use only ce ment mortar up to the first floor and above the roof line. The 'upper part of the chimney walls may be only four Inches In thickness from a point at least six Inches above the roof to the top of chimney, provided the chimney be capped with terra cotta, stone, or cement, or the bricks be carefully gonded or anchored together. 4. In brick bulldtnxs the walla of They will demonstrate, la the first place, that the timber on the national forests is for use; placards tell how it Is sold to the highest bidder wlion It Is wanted for commercial purposes and how It may be given away to local settlers and prospectors for developing homesteads or mines. The models themselves Indicate that the timber Is cut in such a way as to eliminate all avoidable waste of iwood and to secure a continuance of the forest crop, not only for timber production, but for the protection of the soil. They further show the fundamental principles ap plicable to many logging operations, that the mature and over-mature trees should be removed, that thriftily grow- lng young trees should be left to pro duce seed and Insure a reproduction of the stand, and that the young growth should be protected from dam age m lumbering operations. The models are supplemented by a graphic chart, which showB by pic tured plies of money and by conven tional trees of graded size the increase of timber sales on the national forests, from 1905 to 1913, inclusive. In 1905 the timber sold from the national for ests aggregated 96.000,000 board feet, wnich brought the government no more than $85,000. Three years later the amount of timber sold increased to nearly S90,000,000 board feet, and the money received rose to $735,000. In 1911 830,000.000 board feet sold for more than $2,000,000, and la 1913 more than 2,000,000,000 feet brough la con- tracts amounting to $4,500,000. Not all this money was received In any one year, because national forest timber Is sold on contracts which range from one to twenty-five years, and it is paid for as cut. British' museum' contains 'a collection of 5C0 meteoric stones, of which twelve fell within the British Islands and the rest in other parts. Almost every mu seum of any note has a collection of them, ranging in size from a few pounds to hundreds of pounds. Lieu tenant Peary brought one from Green land that weighed thirty-six and one- half tons. There are authentic cases of narrow escapes from meteorites, but only one In history of a person being killed, and that man was in India, in 1S27. Philadelphia Press. VERY ANCIENT ART. Rude Paintings That Data Back tt Prehistoric Times. Remains of prehistoric man whlcJ are occasionally discovered 6eem to prove that there was a knowledge of art even in the earliest times. A Span ish nobleman, Marcelllno de Sautuola, was industrially digging la a cave on bis estate In search of prehistoric stone Implements and bones, while his little daughter, who accompanied him, oc cupied herself in play. She happened to look up at the vault ed celling overhead, and began to shout. "Tores! Toros!" In such excite ment that her father paused to Investi gate. Immediately be forgot bis search for stone implements. The little girl had discovered some very remarkable prehistoric paintings. The paintings were of the bison, which the little girl mistook for bulls, or toros. The colors were red. black and gray. The technique of the draw ings and the proportions of the figures were really good and the positions were very lifelike. In the cavern of Font de Gaume. France, paintings of mammoths, bison and other animals have been found, and most of them show a considerable degree of kllL In the great cavern of Nlanx, near Tarascon, France, half a mile from the entrance, the smooth polished walls are covered with outline drawings of animals, drawn In oxide manganese mingled with grease, which gives permanent lithographic effect on th smooth limestone.. Oklahoma sponsor at u. c. v. reunion i . -i -1 Miss Ruth Brady. Oklahoma City, Okla., April 27. The Sons of Confederate Veterans of Oklahoma have again honored Miss Ruth Brady of this city by appointing her sponsor for the Oklahoma division at the Jacksonville reunion. May 6-8, the same honor having been bestowed upon her last year. Miss Brady Is conceded to be one of the most beau tiful young women of the southwest and is a prime favorite with the Son of Veterans. Her father. Col. Tate Brady of Oklahoma City, is one of the wealthy men of his state, while Miss Brady herself is possessed of a for tune. She is affectionately called th Cherokee rrincess" by her friends, because of a strain of Cherokee blood in the family. IUM.C0 7 HENRT HOWLAjNID - u The Daily Story A Smoking Case Ey Edith V. Roas. Copyrighted. J314. by Associated Literary Bureau. Ha Some people ear It wasn't luck that made 'em rich and proud; They claim 'twas wisdom, work and pluck that raised 'em from the crowd; Z don't deny that there's a pile of truth In what they say. And ylt It always makes me smile to hear 'am talk that way. Far Instance, there was Henry Wood taught school here years ao; His teachln' wasn't any rood we had to teXl him so; another school, but tried to ret couldn't anywhere; Directors thought he was a fool and said ao plain and fair; Bo, havln" nothin' elsa to do, h wrota a. silly book or two; Most mushy stuff I aver read, but I have lately heard It said That Henry was a millionaire. And there was John Tate's oldest son, a la xt. worthless chap; When there was hard work to be dona he never helped his pap; The old man drove him off at last just told him plain and cat That all the niohkeyln' was past what haapened after that? They say he's ' saltin money down and keeps six servants tip In town; He sells some kind of medicine he ruar anteea to keep 'em thin When women think they're rettln fat. Take them two fellers waa It pluck with which they were endowed? Or was it Just a bit of luck that made 'em rich and proud? Take notice, that I don't deny that work and wisdom win. But when you say that ends It, why ex cuse me if I srln. Decided Long Ago. "Now, my dear," said young Mr. Ponsonby when he had signed the lease for the pretty little flat which he and his bride of three months were to occupy, "the first thing we shall have to decide Is which of us Is to be In supreme command here." Oh, no, George, you are mistaken," 6he sweetly replied. "I decided that while our fridnds were still throwing old shoes at us." The Modern Polonluc 'Remember, my boy," said the phil osopher, "that the acquirement of riches Is not the greatest measure of success. All right, dad. Ill keep that fact in mind." i -.. "But don't overlook any chance to get the coin when you can do it with out arousing the suspicions of a grand Jury." MINERAL BODS FAKES Whether gold, silver, and other pre cious and useful minerals may be I buildings, when not less than 13 Inch- , in .h- rmmd r,v man f min. " ,n "icm-m. may rorm part or chlm 1 Tlpv fir flue. In n n rn u .hnnlil a rk lm i wWm la . ney or flue be corbeled out more than ed of the Lnlted States geological sur-gbt Inches from the wsll, and In all ey. The latest question or this sort cases me coroeiing should consist of came from a correspondent In Vine-1 at least five courses of brick. Flues In mont, Ala., who states that a man I party walls should not extend beyond from Birmingham has one of these I the center of said walla. rods for locating minerals, that he 0. Build all chimneys large enough claims to be employed by the govern- to give a separate flue for each Are. ur- jaent, and that the government gets lng Are clay or terra cotta tile linings iialf of what he finds. This expert I at least one Inch In thioknesn. Tti. flr 'mineral finder's came is stated to be j clay lining Is not subjeot to dlslntegnu ttwse, wnica may or may noi nave sig- tion by any of the ordinary flue gases. nincance. The lining should be put In aa the flue , iue Beuiuetcai lurit tKij 11 mm j is constructed, using great care to see Correspondent Is that while an ordl- that the Joints In aama are ar.fnil m An Ambitious Oyster A COMMON everyday oyster once now," the oyster replied, and he bustled lived in the bottom of a great around (as much as a shut up, tight big ocean. oyster can bustle) and tecan his nearl Of course he didn't know he was a makinj. Xiary compass, or "dip needle," will be attracted to ores of iron, nlckle and Vobalt. which are magnetic. It will be affected by no other metals or miner- fcla. and that so-called mineral rods are fakes. Any one claiming to oper ate a mineral rod on behalf of the United States government Is aa 1m- jposter and should be let severely alone, or reported to the police. - I PANAMA CANAL TOLLS. x The Panama canal Is an American 4ranal, but all the nations of the world -are Interested in it, and nearly all expect to nse It, It is not national but tnternatlocaL says the Lutheran Com panion. An International agreement was therefore reached In due time to the effect that all ships making use of the t canal should pay toU. This Included 'American ships. But the American shipping trust be gan to banker after exemption from : the tolls. And the hankering became a clamoring, and the clamoring con tinued until congress fell down and worshiped at the feet of the trust and granted free passage , to all i American coastwise vessels. Then came President Wilson. And ' being a man of Integrity, he thought made. If there is an old chimney in your house and you can feel great heat from the flue by putting your hand oa the piaster In a room, then there is orobably no lining In the flue and the walls ere only four inches thick, liar the chimney examined. 6. Do not run floor Joists or other woodwork Into chimneys or flues not allow wood casing, lathing or furring within two Inches of chimney breasts. 7. After removing a stovepipe from a chimney, close the opening with a metal flue stop; if the flue connection Is left open fire may oommunicato, and if it la closed by being stuffed full of rags or paper the chances are that It will communicate. common everyday oyster he thought he was a very wonderful creature, lor you see he had always lived in his own little shell and had never seen anybody to compare himself with. That's the worst of being an oyster you know, they never know anybody -or anything but themselves, so they nat urally think they're important But this particular oyster was very ambitious and he tried to think what c he could do or be. - '4 Then one day. while he was thinking? very hard, he opened his shell, just a crack, to let some fresh water in. And with the water came a piece of sand that wasn't invited. It just floated in as easily and naturally as it it bad avs intended to come there ! The oyster was not at all pleased w the intruder, for he scratched and both ered greatly, so Mr. Oyster decided to J etop thinking what he would be in the f l in t i-itK Meteors and Meteorites.' A meteor Is any luminous or fiery object that traverses space, as shooting tars, falling stars, etc A meteorite Is a mass of mineral matter which reaches tho earth from upper space. The fail of a meteorite Is often pre ceded by the flight of a fireball through the sky and by an explosive sound, but not always, for they sometimes reach the earth without any previous notice. They have been recorded ever since the world began, and, of course, some fall which . V .new -recorded. Tho wnrM snH thinlr what t n Af urith that grain of sand. - V ry ht opened hts shell to let somt At last a bright idea occurred to him I m I'esn u.-3rr tn. i 1 Lnnw urhrtt I'll ir n-irh vnii " hj X aid to the grain of sand, "Ml cover AH ' the wnile he kept thinking, you up with some of my shell and then "what a very wonderful person I am you can t scratch. and how fortunate it is that I am living "That's no new idea." said the sand, to do marvelous thinirs in the worl.l (disdainfully, "that's done all the time I So busy was he thinking, that he That will simply make me into a pearl, hadn't done much at the pearl making Then men wil come and Ret me out business, when there waj a iolt and a and polish me till I'm a beautiful crash I iewell" - That common evervdav ovster was "Oh, will they," cried the oyster In caught in a dredge, dragged up out of delight, "then I'd really be doing some- the sea, carried in a train, taken to a thins very wonderful in the world, store and sold to a woman who wanted wouldn't It" - - tomakesoiiDl f "Yes, I guess you would," remarked 5, Actually! the sand, quite unimpressed, "but it Just as he was dropped into the ivou mean to do anything, you better saucepan, he tried to say, "Please, but get in worif soon tor 1 mini De wasnea you see, l m a wonderful pearl maker put again." and I" but nobody beard and well I "Indeed, I m evng to begin right that's all ! A CHANCE FOR TROUBLE. "I see that somebody pro poses to have a law making it nec essary for every married man to pay his wife a sal ary for looking after his house and caring for his children." "Well, it seems to me that a wife who does that is entitled to a salary." "Yea, but there will be one trouble about it," "WhatT" ( "Some men will be sure to get In bad if they pay wives higher salaries than their stenographers draw." lit Out of Danger. The man who listens rladly to A happy mother's cradle song And stays to hear her baby coo, TC1H not be likely to gro wrong. The man who has the time to greet . A rlrl or boy with words of cheer Win not be likely to retreat Along- the downward paths. In fear. Exchange of Compliments. "Aren't jrou putting on flesh, Mr. Stoughton? "No. I'm not. I don't weigh a pound more than I did a year ago. Why don't you use Bungay's face cream? I have been told that It Is awfully good for hiding the wrinkles of old age." Ah, Yesl "Ah," elghed Mrs. Plumpley, "that song carries me back to my childhood days." "Some carrier," whispered Mrs. Snipperson, turning to Mrs. KaFlippa, His Doubt. "Say, Billy." called the Junior clerk, "how do you spell cltlsen?" " 'C-l-t.' " "I know about the front end of It, but Is It "s-u-n or s-u-n?" Easily Guessed. "What will the woman of tomorrow be?" elghed the pensive person. "Oh, a year or two younger than she s today," replied the one who had rea soned such things out. Experience. "I've run across somo queer speci mens of manhood In my time," said the taxi driver. "Well." replied the aviator, "I've fal len In with some queer people, too." Just Got It Out. Why In the name of goodness." ex claimed a man to an acquaintance, "do yon keep taking out your watch? Go ing to catch a train V Well, no." answered the other. "To tell you the truth, I haven't seen my .watch for a long time." After Chester Barnes turned his thir tieth birthday, having tired of society. when he came to his room from busi ness In the evening he found It Irk some to get into evening dress. 6 he dined In business clothes, thinking he would dress after dinner for any function to which be might have been Invited for the theater, opera or what ever entertainment was in store for him. But after dinner he found it more difficult to exert himself than before and, sitting down to his evening paper or a book, failed to arise till 10 or 11 o'clock, to get Into his pajamas and go to bed. After having done this quite continuously for a few months, one evening he mused thus: "There's no use denying the fact any longer that I've outgrown social, or, rather, society, life, which Is hollow, selfish and altogether unprofitable. I'm getting out of It very fast and will nev er go back to it I can't marry because the girls I associate with are all brought up to spend money, and I am not earning enough to supply my own wants. As for marrying a helpmate, I can't do that because I don't know any girls of that kind. Being forced to live in bachelor quarters alone, I'll procure books from the libraries and read. But first I must get the bare ness out of this room and make it as homelike as possible." Mr. Barnes consulted with an elder ly lady friend as to how he might get the "bareness" out of his room and was advised to buy a few attractive pictures to cover the walls and knick knacks to adorn his furniture. He bought the pictures, and, as for the knicknacks, he found a profusion of ar ticles that no man would ever hare thought of at a woman's exchange. One thing he purchased there which only a woman would have dreamed of, though it was useful to the sterner sex, was a case for smoker's articles made of a woolen fabric bound with silk and decorated with a number of beautiful bowknots. Barnes laughed at this when he saw it, but bought It because It was so dis tinctly feminine. When he got it to bis room he bung it on the wall, string ing his pipes along the chain of loops, expecting to keep them there till the smoking case became odoriferous. He also dropped a rubber tobacco pouch in a pocket probably Intended for It by the fair smoker, then i;at down in his easy chair to admire his decorations. They ail looked attractive and were a great improvement to the room. But there was still something wanting. Barnes knew very well what it wsb. He had got rid of the bareness, but not the loneliness. Going to his smok ing case, he selected a pipe and took his tobacco pouch from its pocket. With It out came a bit of paper, which floated down to the floor. He picked it up and read in a feminine hand as follows : Lonely Bachelor If this work of my hands falls to such. I sympathize with you In your loneliness. Perhaps when you read this you will be passing an evening- by yourself In your room. If so think of the girl who Is doing the same after teaching all day, making things like this smoking case to help to keep herself alive. By the bye. don't you think I struck bright Idea when I thought of mak ing It? Ned thought she struck a brighter Idea when she put this missive in it, though at first he was disposed to con sider her doing so a trifle well, a trifle Irregular, but it occurred to him that a girl stupid enough to make a smok ing case out of , wool and silk, adorned with bowknots, might suppose she could put out such a message without her identity being discovered. How ever, there is something attractive to men in woman's misconception of man's requirements, and vice versa. At any rate, Ned was very much Inter ested in his find. He was more than interested. He ! was sensibly, or, rather, sentimentally, affected by the sympathy of this poor girl, who was like himself yearning for something which nature intended for her, but which she was denied. He lighted his pipe and began puffing clouds of smoke, through which he formed conceptions of her. Was she dark? Was she fair? Was she dis posed to be merry? How would she look sitting on the other side of th table doing some bit of needlework, not to sell to strangers, but for some one she loved? This simple picture grew into others, yet all of the same kind. The room became one of a number. There was a faint cry. She arose and went to an adjoining room, from which It had is sued. There was a lullaby, which in a few minutes ceased. The dreamer arose and looked into the room where the woman and child were and saw the baby sleeping, the mother bending over it. Leaving the child, they walked back, hand In hand, and, drawing n sofa be fore the fireplace, sat together and. whispering, laid plans. In which the little sleeper was the central figure. The dream changed. He came home after business to meet her at the door, and she gave him a kiss mechanically, for she was troubled. She told him that their oldest child, now a boy of seven, was HI. The doctor hnd been called for and would soon be there. Going upstairs, the father put his baud ou his child's hot brow aud spoke teu- dtrlV til tho little anlT.n. Tl,.... one that the woman came out of v sickroom with a blighted look on face, saying, "It s all over." nt , ed and shut the vision out by cin.7 his eyes. When be opened thtm other alternative was before h "Ned, there is a change. He Is lng quietly, and his skin is moist" b went to the sickroom and put bis hw on the child's cheek, then turned clasping the mother In his arm. ZZ fervently, "Thank God'" Day dreams as well as tboa a,, come in sleep shift quickly. Ked Jl himself prosperous, rich. He . J one end of a dining table, hi w;f the other, with children of all a4t either hand. The oldest was bow , sturdy collegian, who had carried 'i the honors of his class; the next, a of nineteen. Just engaged to one of L brother's classmates, while the others, boys and girls, rattled their kclvai m forks, making a greater clatter by .n talking at once. "Do you remember, dear," he mm "that smoking case you made of son woolen stuff bespattered with bow knots? That was the stupidest taiar you ever did in your life. 1 imagine anything more ridicnlota. u, oa: Ned Barnes had gradually been nc cumbing to the quieting Influences of tobacco, and when he spoke these words he was dreaming in slumber His loud "Ha, ha:' awakened him. "By Jove," he exclaimed, yawijnr; "my dream must have been part while awake and part sleeping: I'd lite to dream it all over again. No; not tht part about the child dying! No, nor He shuddered and gave a quick pun at his pipe. Eut no smoke came. It . had gone out Laying it aside, be arose, undressed and went to bed. But before going to sleep he made t resolution with a view of turning bis dream into a reality, and the next day he put it Into practice. "Can you tell me," he said to tbe manager of the woman's exchange, "who made the smoking case I bought here the other day?" The woman hesitated, asked why be wished to know, consulted with anoth er woman, then said that the article had been made by a young girl whose necessities were considerable. If giv ing her address would be of any bene fit to her it would be given. Barnes said that it would. He had been so pleased with the article she had made that he would like a dozen of them. To this the lady replied that he could order a dozen through her, but he said in so large an order he would prefer to deal directly with the manufacturer. After much delay he finally got tbe address. Ned was tempted to write the girl that he had purchased her smokies case and had received her missive; but, deeming this incautious, he set about finding some one who wonld give him an introduction to, her. He at length succeeded in this and found in the girl he sought one whose family had in former days been prominent, but whose property had melted away. She had never known anything bnt adversity, though she had inherited from her mother the manner of a lady. She was rather pretty and generally attractive. Barnes, under the Influence of the episode of which she was Igno rant, took quite a fancy, to her. He followed up the acquaintance, and gradually it appeared to him that though she was stupid on the surface, beneath was a deep current of common sense. Since she was the only girl he knew with whom he could begin married life on practical principles, he resolved to nsk her to marrv him. He preceded his proposition by taking from bis pocket the missive he had found in the smoking case and handed it to her. She read it and looked up at him w!tb cheeks aflame. "Where did you get it?" she asked. "I bought the smoking case you wl through the woman's exchange. To" ask in the note if I don't think you struck a bright idea in making the smoking case. I certainly do. I re ciprocate all the rest you said and pro pose to end our mutual loneliness by union. Will you marry me?" That was a dozen or fifteen yearr ago. Mrs. Barnes proved an admira ble manager, thus giving her hnsbanl a great advantage in makiug a livlnS as well as laying up a compe"". Besides this, as a family man be gain ed that concentration which he M lacked before his marriage. Thirdly, as soon as he had a wife and children to take care of all his friends were disposed to help him. The con quence Is that today the substance or his dream has come to. pass-be prosperous and happy, with a lovmr family. ... The smoking case is treasured in Barnes family. When the children what it is their father facetiously teu them that it Is a monument of ni1 ma's genius, but when they ask now It is so and a girl asks the qu0 he tells her that he hopes she wil. siw as much talent for getting a as her mother. If one of h makes inquiries atHut it the simply tells him that it is an e,'ucu" of women's understandln ot tae w , qulrements of men. uerly to the little sufferer. Then he turned away, mutely presslug the mother's baud. The doctor came, and after an exam inution a serious look settled 011 hia face. Then followed a nicht of am- lous watchlujr and waiting, while the child tuased aud tnaaited. aud every uioau cut tbe parents' hearts like a kuife. The doctor came again In the morning uud looked graver than yes terday. Before he left be told the man aud wife to be prepared for the worst. In the night a change came. Two alternative arose before the druaui. April 27 in American History. 17S2-Giu-i..l w a.-liiustoa JV'at,1 the enlistment of Hessian pnsom" of war Into the Continental "n.- lS2-Oeuera! Ulysses Simpson orani. eighteenth president of the vn"1 States. born; died 1SS5. JSS2 Italpi Waldo Emerson. acuUutal philosopher aud died; born 1S03. . The Other S'ds. ,,f "I tell you. being married Is m'SDl expensive." True, but it's absolute econonv "onacared with being engaged." 4 it