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Monday, Maf 4, 1914.
. Colonel Lowden 1 logical man:
! Cal Feezer asserts that Lowden can
; lead party to victory." saya newspa
! per Head. Very well; If Cal Bars .
we might -well all get into the band
i Representative A. N. Abbott of Mor-
rlson, announcing ho will not be a
candidate for reelection, makes a state
i roe nt urging the support of the repub
j 11 can party and candidates. Evidently
j he Is t laboring under the Impres
) sion that his advice la going to be
i generally followed.
ntntnn Advortiarr been
y, sued for $10,000 by Robert Stanley of
il TWttltt vhn alleees libelous state-
manti inlnrlnna, tn Tils refutation re-
gaxding the sale of Ford automobiles
Uj P rn. iOfl Ai T"U III w-
felt sympathy to the Clums. We, too.
have been coed.
i William Bayard Hale, who was Pres-
ident Wilson's Investigator in northern
I Mexico, describes Huerta as "an ape
j like Indian, aged, one-eyed, and eub-
; aisung on oranay.-" imagination nans
' In contemplation of what Mr. Hale's
, description of the usurper would be
. bad he got a close range view of him.
f Another of those who have been per-
i alstent In obstructing the measures ad-
i xocated by President Wilson will here-
after be rated for what he Is worth.
' Senator Poindexter the other day in
' troduced a Joint resolution express
. lng the thanks of congress to Doc
Cook for "discovering" the north pole
' and ordering the presentation of a $300
.-Rather than Impair Its surplus, the
United States Express company, went
out of business. The Adams company,
walling about confiscation, in the last
half of th year did $18,468,644 of bus
iness as against an average yearly
business of about $32,000,000 previous
to adoption of parcel post. It Is pay
ing dividends of 12 per cent a year,
and it can continue to pay that rate
out of Incomes from investments of
excess earnings In the past if future
- operation should yield no profit. '
' When we see an individual being
painted in dark colors we usually look
for compensating virtues. The law. of
averages teaches us that there Is al
ways a bright side somewhere and
usually its effulgence is in inverse
ratio to the aombernees of the aspect
to which, attention is called.
Here 'In Rock Island we feel that
this same rule applies to cities. Out
alders who come here to Investigate
our evil repute seldom find their worst
fears realized. And the longer they
stay the better they like the city. Na
tives of the city know that compensat
ing virtues are numerous and strang
ers quickly learn that we are not so
bad as report has it we are.
. In sentencing white slavers in Dav
enport Friday, District Judge Smith
McPherson is quoted as saying:
"We have got to stop this white
slavery business right here. I have
an Idea that the looseness of this
town across the liver has got some-
t thing to do with this. Davenport is
a pretty decent place and Mollne
'seems to be well governed, but I
understand that this town of Rock
Island is about as tough a place as
rou or I ever heard of. If you men
here don't want to be brought before
me at the next term of federal court
. yon had better stay on this side of the
Evidently the court based his opln
T Ion on testimony given from only one
side of the case We are not as bad
as that all the way through, at least.
'-- r.M whltA elft-TA r.prnf rn It
doubtful if either Mollne or Davenport
. has any real cause to invite compart
- son, if the truth were known. When
f things happen in most cities they
; cover up the facts for the sake of ap
j. pearances. Here we have a faculty of
braying them to the world.
If Judge McPherson or any other
i person who thinks ill of Rock Island
; investigates he will find that braying
Is our greatest falling.
One of the most conspicuous and
..annoying conditions that may occur
,'. la the eyes of a young child is squint.
or what la commonly known aa "cross-
' eyes." It occurs chiefly between the
ages of 2 and 6 and comes on gradu
. ally at first, showing coma alight turn-
lng inward in one eye, at times, noui
'finally something oocura to precipitate
','a de finite attack and the eye turns
J la 'jo a greater or less degree and re-
mains so Frequently a convulsion on
an attack of coughing, especially dur
ing whooping-cough or some like irri
tation to the general nervous system,
brings on the atUck, and is considered
h tha child's mother to be the cause.
This is incorrect- When the eye la
turned it will not look directly at the
object at which the other eye la look
ing, and doubling of the vision la the
result. This "doubled vision" la very
annoying, as any one may Judge for
himself by slightly pressing one eye
out of position with the fingers. In
order to escape this annoyance the
child unconsciously stops using the
eye that is turned in, and this, in time,
leada to changes in the nerve tissues
which makes the child's sight defec
tive in that eye. Formerly many phy
sicians advised parents to wait until
the child grew older before having
anything done to the eye. feeling that
an operation was the only thing to
relieve the condition, or that the child
might "outgrow IL" This, in the light
of present knowledge, is bad ad
vice. By the time the child gets to be
8 or 10 years old the sight in the eye
is defective from disuse, and cannot
be restored, and this failure of vision
haa usually occurred even though the
eye haa straightened itself spontan
eously. It is very important, therefore,
not to allow the child to stop using the
squinting or turning eye. It is not al
ways necessary to operate. Usually
glasses have to be worn to stop the
strain, and there are other forms of
treatment which are many times ef
fective. If these means fall and the
eye continues to turn, an operation
may have to be done to keep the eye
straight and to save the sight in that
eye. But not more than half, perhaps
even less, will require operation. For
tunately treatment is much more Judic
iously given and often is more suc
cessful now than It used to be, and
the present generation of children will
probably not show so frequently the
defects caused by neglected "cross
MAKING HEROES OF
Here Is a fact vouched for by a
writer in the New York Survey: On
the evening of the day in which the
four New York gunmen were executed
a club of 35 boys under 16 years of
age gathered in a settlement bouse,
acting upon the suggestion of one of
their number, considered seriously the
motion that they rise and stand for two
minutes in honor of the dead gang
stars. The writer says:
"These boys were exceptionally
keen, ambitious and clean-minded, a
few of them wage-earners, most or
them in the public schools a club
formed by the union of two gangs from
rival streets, now welded together with
a fine club spirit. The basketball
championship won the previous week,
the club's annual play now only a few
days off, the debate of the evening was
all . overshadowed, for the gun
men bad been electrocuted, and the
details of their death must be firmly
Impressed on the mind of each one."
When the pros and cons of the ques
tion of capital punishment are being
weighed and the question is more
alive today than ver let it be con
sidered whether this club of young
Americans would have debated such a
matter as paying honor to convicted
murderers who were serving life sen
tences at hard labor!
" THE RULING PASSION."
Sawing His Own Life Was a Strietly
In the Wide World Magazine Mal
colm Savage Treacher tells the story of
a German mountain climber who did
not forget to be economical even In the
tnldst of deadly peril.
A party was crossing a glacier on the
slope of Mont Blanc when one of the
travelers called to the others to stop
and listen. Strange cries came from
the ice beneath their feet
"Some one has fallen lajsp a crevasse!"
exclaimed one of the party. "His
proans seem to indicate that be la al
ready beyond help."
"We must do what we can In any
rase," responded one of the guides, and
he began a long and perilous descent
into what proved to be the bosom of a
concealed crevasse. At the bottom
they found the poor gentleman who
had fallen. He was, however, quite
unhurt, sitting comfortably upon a
bench of ice.
"We've come to save you." said one
of the guides.
"You save me?" answered the gen
tleman quite tranquilly. "How do you
know I want to be saved?"
"Because you called to us for aid,"
said one of the bewildered guides.
"Perhaps I did," replied the German,
"perhaps I didn't. Yon came anyhow.
Now, what 11 you take to rescue me?"
And before be would allow the guides
to bitch him to the rope and drag him
to the surface he compelled them to
set down in writing the exact amount
they would require for the perform
ance of their life aavlng duty. He was
a business man, whatever any one
could say against him. and. moreover,
he knew the guides of Switzerland.
r "Hancock and Gwinnett.
Probably John Hancock la the best
known signer of the Declaration of In
dependence. That is because that pa
triot was not Ignorant of the value of
advertising. One has to stand some
distance from a framed copy of the
Declaration to be unable to read that
name, which has passed into our lan
guage as a synonym for "signature."
There are many signatories of the Dec
laration wbo are remembered, many
who are forgotten, but Button Gwin
nett lingers in our memory. It is not
altogether easy to Imagine a man nam
ed Button by his parents as a patriot
and a man of Influence, nis name
was enough to single him out In that
sobor company. But bis fame rests
secure on Komeuung eise. uuwr
ava arronnt of men for various rea
sons, but Button is Important because
hc was apparently cautious about
aiming his name. Ilia autographs are
more lJib!to$aZcJUiaB JJancock'a
125 Years Ago April 30th
Just 125 years ago April 80 was tne
first presidential inauguration in the
United States. The ceremony took
place on the balcony of Federal hall In
Wall street. New York, which city was
then the federal capltol. Dawn of the
inauguration day was rreeted with a
salute of artillery and practically all of
the 30.000 Inhabitants of New York
and many visitors from other cities
thronged the streets. The church bells
were rung, and at noon a troop of
horse, two companies of grenadiers
and hlghlandera la kllta escorted tha
president-elect in a coach of state to
the scene of the ceremonies. Livings
ton, chancellor of New York state, ad
ministered the oath of office. Wash
lngton's fervent response was met
with cheers. "Long live George Wash
ington. President of the United
States," from .thousands of throats.
From Federal hall, Washington went
to the neighboring St. Paul's church
to attend divine services. Artillery
roared and bells rang throughout the)
afternoon and evening. At dusk bon
fires and fireworks lighted up the
streets and gala balls were held,
which continued into the following
because so few of them are" In exist
ence. Terhaps it was bard work for
Button to sign nis name. American
How Tolstoy Made His Will.
How Tolstoy made his will la told In
the annual of the Tolstoy society by
AlexeJ Sergejeno, who was one of the
witnesses. On July 22, 1910, he was
summoned by a lawyer, who said that
Tolstoy wanted to make his will with
out an hour's delay. They rode away
at once to the meeting place, a mile
from Tolstoy's home. He met them
and led the way into a dense forest
"In the thickest part of all," the nar
rative continues, "we stopped at a big
stump of a tree. Tolstoy snt down on
the stump, took a fountain pen from
his pocket and asked for a sheet of
paper. With feet crossed be began to
make the rough sketch of his will." It
was completed, signed and witnessed
then and there, and then "he rose, and
going to his horse said to me. 'now
ghastly all this legal business is? With
an activity remarkable in a man of
eighty-two, he swung himself into the
suddle and vanished quickly in the
dark greenery of the. undergrowth."
Tha Wide and Winding Rhine."
From a guidebook published in
Frankfort-on-tbe-Main the following la
The Rhine, a boundary stone of the
German history, is only and solely of
its kind. On bis banks one meets the
vestiges of past civilization, we find
there traces of its regeneration and of
the modern civilization of which chil
dren we are. Various impressions
make arise in us so many different
sensations, so that a profound enthusi
asm gets place in us. On the one
band the works of the hand of art.
and on the other the imposing curiosi
ties of nature combine themselves on
the banks of the Rhine, crowned by
vineyards, to an admirable symphony,
in which we are touched all accents
shuddering the heart and the powerful
accords of the profoundest emotion.
Therefore, one cannot be astonished
about it, that the Rhine has always
glvea inspirations to many poets to
their most celebrated works.
Tha Cinqua Porta.
The lord wardenship of the cinque
porta goes back to the Saxon period,
when the five ports. Sandwich, Dover,
Hytbe. Romney and Hastings, consti
tuted an essential part of England's
defense against France. The warden
Bed Time Tales
By Clara Ingram Judson.
A Hidden Spark
ONCE upon a time, a spark lived
in a long trolley wire.
For some days he ran up and
down the wire, hunting a place to
live. If you've ever house hunted you
know just what a very hard time he
had hunting a pleasant home. If a
corner seemed fairly comfortable, it
was sura to prove too public or if it
was cozy and snug it was too near the'
You see, this spark, even though he
was very little was very wise, and he
know that if he made too much light
or noise the repair men would come
and then his fun would be over.
So most of the time he kept very
quiet, on'y occasionally would he sput
ter and craclds and really have a good
For some days now he had been par
ticularly good and quiet, and it was
getting very tiresome.
"I'll declare." he said to himself
one morning, "IVe ben good so long
that I'm afraid something is the mat
ter with me. HI don't do something
dreadful pretty soon there won't be
any sparkle left In me. But what is
there I can dor"
He kept very still and thought the
matter over carefully.
"One spark alone." he decided,
can't do anything much. I must hunt
up some other sparks."
So every time a trolley car went by
Us wire home the spark called out
"Crack-k, Crack; if any of you sparks
want some fun, come here!"
i And would you believe it, from
nearly every trolley pole that passed
a jolly little spark jumped to the wire.
; TiU by evening doiens of gay little
sparks filled the wire. Of course they
were very crowded, but nobody minded
that, it's only when a crowd is cross
that it seems uncomfortable.
Patiently they waited till twilight,
but nothing happened. And one little
spark plucked up courage and said,
I thought we were going to have
lome funl- Of course this is all very
Today on the steps of the United
States sub treasury building, the exact
spot where Washington stood when he
took the oath of office, stands his
bronse statue, whose legs have been
worn shlney by the urchins of Wall
street who have tried to climb up to
touch the bronze hand of the father
of the country. The point today . ia
called the monetary nerve center of
the country. The trees which shaded
the narrow thoroughfare In Washing
ton's day have all gone, and all about
are buildings whose atony monotony
towers several hundred feet above the
scene. The land where Washington
stood sold at $2.75 a square foot at
that time; today it is valuel at $600
a square foot, and la one of he most
valuable tracts in the world. The
buildings about it are said to repre
sent a real value of $300,000,000, and in
their vaults there ordinarily reposes
about a sixth of all the money in the
A stone's throw away St. Paul's
church stands with its back to Broad
way preserved Just as it was when
Washington knelt there for his first
prayers aa president of the United
was a highly Important personage7who
exercised civil, military and naval Ju
risdiction, being at once sheriff, custos
rotulorum, lord lieutenant and admiral.
Winchester and Rye in later days were
added to the five towns, but the name
remained cinque ports, as of old. In
the days of the first Edward these
porta were bound to furnish fifty-seven
ships fully equipped and manned at
their own cost for fifteen days, in con
sideration -for which they were freed
from certain taxes and granted special
privileges. London Standard.
How tha End Will Coma.
The professor of natural phenomena
bad acquired a gasoline car.
"The day is coming," he said to his
class a few weeks later, "when the tire
will sag and punctures pierce the in
ner tube and the cosing blister and
then this old earth of ours wi'l have
a blowout that may shake the Dog star
from its kennel and hurl the Dipper t
kingdom come!" Cleveland Plain
In on tha Ground Floor.
"I have always been suspicious of
good things," said a well known New
York lawyer, who has a reputation for
a large philosophy. "I remember when
I was a young man I had an oppor
tunity to get in 'on the ground floor
of what looked to me like a load of
"I consulted one of the old time coni
servative men of Wall street. He smil
ed and said: 'Listen to this story and
" 'X wife arriving borne in ' high
spirits tells her husband she has pur
chased a new bonnet. "And, sweet
heart," she said, kissing him, "1 got
something for you too."
"Good!" exclaimed the bap;.y hus
band. "What is It?"
"The bill," she said. "New York
Catacombs of the Druids.
Eleven miles southeast of London, In
Kent, not many years ago were dis
covered the catacombs of the ancient
druids, which are now much Tislted by
sightseers and are lighted, for a part
at least, by electric lights. Over fifty
miles of chambers, cut in the chalk
cliffs, have already been explored. The
druids lived in these catacombs when
attacked by their northern enemies,
and here they buried many of their
dead. The stone in which the human
sacrifices were made is still to be seen,
and also the well, from which water is
drawn to this day.
pleasant, but I thought we were coins
to really do something." ;
"Sure enough we are," said the lit
tle spark host, "only I'm waiting till
dark. Who ever notices sparks in the
daytime? But now it's amost time.'
When that next limited goes by, you
must all be ready to jump out and
sputter and spark the very loudest
and brightest you can."
Thert uas a sfuttr and flash ef t
All the little sparks chuckled to
themselves and got ready.
In about ten minutes the big limited
came rushing along. Just as it reached
the pole where the sparks were hiding
there was a sputter and flash of a
doren sparks. i
"Dear me!" exclaimed the conduc
tor, as everybody jumped or screamed,
"where did those come from a wirs
must be loose."
And the gay little sparks chuckled
to themselves to think he didn't know
it was just a game.
Tomorrow Almost Fabls. -
Tha sua mar shlna
strain I a'poee It
But. I'll not ears a
euae nor about
The orchard treee
mar blossom ea
But that'll make
bo difference to
Tha ones who like
tha small of new-
And think a wUd
Will probably atUI
want to tramp
Glad that tha aod
is soft baneatn
Tha boys wUl build their little boats and
Them float on rivers 1 could step across;
Tha yearnngs, with their scraggr coats,
Out In the fields and gain a shiny gloss.
The oows will stand and chaw their cuds
But I'll not ears a cues nor shout with
The fisherman win loll beelde tha atream.
But that will make no difference to me.
The people In tha buay town will try.
No matter what tber have, to stlU have
The lights wlU flicker and the flags will
The wheels vrifl keep on turnln aa be
On Sunday mornings they will ring tha
At qulttln time theyTl blow tha whis
tles, too: . ,
The home run will be followed by loud
And men may sing at what they hava
The world will still roll on, but there ia
Who said last night that "it could nevel
I spose we'H stlU have sunshine from th
But that'U make no difference to me.
"All's fair in love and war. yon
know." she said, after she had refused
to let him have the kisa she had prom
ised him if he would get passes for
her and her mother to attend the mat
inee. "Oh, yes." he replied, "but this isn't
war, and there's no love about It, la
Nellie They say mustaches are
Mamie Do you care?
Nellie Certainly. I think most men
look much handsomer and knightly
Mamie Well, of course, I suppose
you know. I was too young to take
notice when they went out of style.
Our Curious Waya,
"We are queer people."
"We elect men to office and then
condemn them." ,
"But that is not all. We have um
pires to officiate at ball games, and
we mob them for insisting on offici
"How long has
y ou r husband's
suit for damages
been going on?"
"Let me see! I
think it Is eleven
Does it take that
long to get a lawsuit settled?"
"Yes, when you can find a lawyer
who Is willing to fight on for what he
can get e"rt of it at the end."
He Knew It
"Pa, an aviator has just fallen In
"Confound it, I told your mother it'
would be useless for us to try to
have a garden unless we kept a dog."
It Is easy enough to aava money.
No matter how amall your pay;
Tou have only to learn '
To spend leas than you earn
But who wants to save that way?
The Long, Long Run.
"I believe honesty pays in the long
"So do I; but I often wish it were
not such a mighty long run."
"Remember that it la no disgrace to
"Oh, I know that, but being poor,
isn't anything to boast about, either.";
The Balcony Scene.
"The balcony?" exclaimed Juliet,
drawing back indignantly.
"I couldn't get orchestra seats." ex
plained Romeo hurriedly. "Don't make
a scene. Louisville CouiiersJournal.
Long Stayer Don't you like a man
with enterprise about him. Miss Pert?"
Tired Maiden Some kind of enter
prise. I certainly like one with some
getup and go about him.
Among the curious taxes Imposed in
Germany oil various objects are those
on baby carriages, where the amount
la 40 cents each, and $1.50 tax on caged
nightingales, of which there bare not
been any for many years, and tourists,
for whom the hotel keeper Is taxed 2
cents, which is add.d to the bill.
The Daily Story
The Claimant By Louise B. Cu minings.
Copyrighted. Hit. by Associated Literary Bureau.
There Is In man a faculty for devel
opment that the lower animals do not
An Illustration of this diversity be
tween men and animals occurred dur
ing the eighteenth century in the case
of a young Irishman who emigrated
to America and later returned to his
native country. Arthur Donovan was a
younger son of the Earl of Btrongford.
Young Donovan was devoted to bunt
ing, and. since there was a fine pack of
hounds on the estate, be occupied him
self largely with the sport. Neither of
his two older brothers cared for it, so
that the dogs came to look upon Arthur
as their maater, and he never went
among them that they did not show
the greatest affection for him.
Arthur was not only beloved by his
dogs, but by every one who knew him.
He was a fine, manly fellow, while his
older brothers were disposed to lead a
dissolute city life. The heir to the title
and estates spent most of his time in
London, while the second was an offi
cer in one of the aristocratic English
regiments. Arthur, having only the re
motest chance to inherit the title, be
came restive and did what a great
many younger sons of British noble
men did in those days he emigrated
Arthur Donovan was but eighteen
years old when he left Ireland for
America. The last goodby he spoke
was to the dogs. Going out to the ken
nels, he called to them, and they gath
ered about him. barking their Joy. sup
posing that they were going for a
hunt. There was one dog, Hector, of
which Arthur had made an especial
pet He was very young, but Arthur
had found him capable of being train
ed far easier than the other hunters.
Hector loved his master, and hla master
loved Hector. When it came to bid
ding farewell to this dog Arthur's eyes
became wet, and, breaking away from
his pet and waving adieu to the pack,
he returned to the house, where a con
veyance was waiting to take him to
Belfast, from which point he was to
sail for Virginia.
Arthur reached America not long
before the breaking out of the Revolu
tionary war. In civil strifes the side
youngsters take Is liable to be decided
by circumstances. Perhaps yonng
.Donovan was Influenced by a heredi
tary antagonism to England, but the
Immediate cause of his advocatJng.the
American cause was meeting with
John Paul Jones, who became famous
as a naval commander. Jones. was aa
much Scotch as Donovan was Irish.
Donovan joined the future conqueror of
the Serapls and was with him during
that famous battle, receiving a wound
in the face which left a scar which
largely changed his expression.
At the end of the war Donovan had
been in America ten years. : Between
eighteen and twenty-eight there ls al
ways a considerable change In a man's
appearance, but in this case there was
much more than is usual. When Ar
thur left Ireland his face was smooth.
Now it waa covered with a fceard,
which he wore partly to hide the scar
he had received in battle. Then he
had a thick head of hair, which was
now thin, and be had inherited a fam
ily predisposition to become gray early.
As soon as hostilities ceased, with
some prize money he had received he
bought a tobacco plantation in Vir
ginia, and, settling down on it, there
was every prospect of his living the
life of an American southern planter.
When Arthur Joined Paul Jones he
wrote his family in Ireland of the fact,
and his father ordered that his name
should never again be mentioned by
any of the family. Eight years passed
without a word between him and them.
The oldest son died' of dissipation, and
the next younger brother, who had
been sent with his regiment to Amer
ica, was killed at the siege of York
town, which occurred near the end of
the war. Neither of these men was
This left Arthur Donovan Earl of
Strongford by right, but there was a
barrier between him and the title
which would be difficult to pass, la
the first place, a cousin, Herbert Dono
van, a keen and unscrupulous lawyer,
was next of kin and, with Arthur out
of the way, would possess the title and
entailed estates. Secondly, Arthur, hav
ing had no communication with his
family for years, would likely have dif
ficulty in proving his Identity. Thirdly,
in endeavoring to establish his claim
against his cousin his having fought
England, especially with the so called
pirate, Paul Jones, would prejudice
every one against him.
When the Earl of Strongford died
Herbert Donovan laid claim to the in
heritance, taking the ground that Ar
thur was dead. To prove this be sent an
gent to America with instructions to
find a record of the death of some one
bearing the name of Donovan and man
ufacture evidence that the deceased
was the youngest son of the Earl of
Strongford. This was not difficult
There were plenty of Donovans in
America, and a record was found of an
Arthur Donovan who had been killed
at the battle of Trenton. Ireland was
much farther from America in those
days than now, and to make up a case
proving this man was a son of the Earl
of Strongford was not the task It
would be today.
The position taken by Herbert Dono
van was well fortified before Arthur
beard of the great changes that had
occurred since he left home. The occa
sion of his hearing of it at all was that
the case became known to a IJublln at
torney, O'Rourke, who knew the Strong
fords, especially Herbert, and through
a desire for gain, aa well aa a sense
of Justice, concluded to find Arthur If
alive, and notify him that his inher
itance was about to pass to another.
He, too, sent an agent to America In
the matter of the Strongford title and
Arthur was riding over the broad
acres of his tobacco plantation when
a man accosted him and handed him a
letter from O'Rourke notifying him of
the death of hla father., and brother
and saying bis cousin bad laid claim to
ihe titie and estate. Arthur at ones
put bis affairs in America in a pod.
tlon to go to Ireland and took the next
vessel that sailed from Philadelphia.
Arriving in Dublin, he went straight
to O'Rourke, whom he had known be.
fore leaving home, and introduced
himself as Arthur Donovan. He re
celved his first setback in the fact that
the attorney recognized nothing in h!
appearance of the youth be had aeea
more than ten years before. Ha anked
Arthur what proof he had of his Iden
tity, and Arthur was obliged to confen
that the life be had led as a MJior
daring the American war had resulted
in the destruction of every paper ha
bad possessed connecting him wlta the
O'Rourke was disheartened. He haa
spent some money in sending ta
agent to America, which it now ap.
peared he was likely to lose. He was
very doubtful about hla client bein
the real Arthur Donovan. But Arthur,
wbo bad learned in his experlenci
with the colonists how to pat op
good fight, persevered and succeeded
by narrating events which had hap
pened in his family with which
O'Rourke was conversant la putting
sufficient confidence in the attorney
to induce him to undertake his case,
though Arthur was obliged to send to
America for means to pay the costs.
When Herbert Donovan saw the
claimant to the Strongford title be felt
qaite comforted. He had seen his
cousin frequently in years gone by
and now saw not the slightest re
semblance between this man and Ar
thur Donovan. He had taken posses
sion of the late earl's residence and
ransacked the bouse, searching for any
papers or likeness that might aid In
establishing Arthur's claim. He had
found some letters and a miniature
painting on ivory made when Arthur .
was sixteen years of age. He bad de
stroyed the letters and kept the por
trait till be could discover whether it
would aid his own case or his cousin's.
Death and change had played havoc
with the Strongford household. Lady
Strongford had died before Arthur left
home. Most of the servants had gone
elsewhere, and of those who remained
many pronounced him an impostor, the
rest being in doubt Michael ilont
han, the keeper of the hounds, was
still there, though but two or three
dogs were left of the pack, since n
member of the family had hunted
since his departure. Michael when he
saw Arthur was In doubt whether he
was the man he had known as a
youth or an impostor. Asking Arthur
for his hat. he put the lining up to his
nostrils and drew a long breath.
"Ah, Mr. Arthur," he exclaimed,
"you're the rale hunter that went to
Amerlky! I know you by the fine per
fume of you."
Arthur at once communicated the
fact to his attorney as important proof.
But O'Rourke saw nothing in it, and If
there had been he said It could not be
utilized in court If Michael had not
seen Arthur since his return to Ireland
and would pick him out by his per
sonal odor among a number of men It
would go far toward establishing his
claim. Was there any one else who
had not seen him who would recognUe
him by this odor, which was very like
musk and agreeable rather than un
pleasant? Unfortunately not a person could be
found who had ever detected this per
sonal odor. Arthur worked hard to get
other evidence, but for every bit he got
in his favor his cousin secured one
fr.c.- him TTi.a counsel took the
matter up for trial with misgivings,
but hoped for the best Michael Mona.
han made an excellent witness, and
O'Rourke told Arthur that if he could
get anything in the same line to re
enforce it he believed that he could
win the case for him. .
Arthur asked Michael if any of the
dogs he left behind when he went
away were still living. Michael thought
awhile, then replied that there was one
left, old Hector, but he was half bUnfl
After a conference between O'RourM
and Arthur it was decided to bring
nector into court as a last hope.
The scene when the old hunter was
led up to Donovan was long remem
bered in those parts. Hector cast
glance at his master and looked sway.
Donovan drew nearer the dog till M
was within a few inches of the ani
mal's nose. Then Hector began to
sniff, nosing about as though trying ,
remember something. Then he gavs a
low moan, which he kert repeating.
"Hec!" said Donovan. .
Hector started, whined and ralsea
himself till his forepaws rested against
Donovan. , '
It was now evident that the dog re
membered his former master, laying
his head against Donovan's breast ana
crooning like an old woman over a
newly found child.
The case was won. What It is o'
cult to describe in words was easy rr
the Jury to interpret Donovan won
and soon after took possession of tnt
tltl and estates. The most T'
creature on the premises was old net
tor, which died at the advanced age V
May 4 in American
lTT5-WaBhlngton started on horse
back from Mount Vernon to attenu
the Continental congress in Phila
delphia. ' .
1864 The United States congress vot
ed against recognition of the em
pire of Mexico. General It. I"
marched hia army into the vlrPi7
Wilderness to confront the re
eral Army of the Potmac'.-r,
eral W. T. Sherman's army. 'VT
strong, began its march toward
All the news all the time-Tbe AJP.
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