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T11K ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY. MAY 13, 1014.
THE ARGUS.
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Friday. May 15, 1914.
Why worry about Huerta? Let the
Villa-Zapata twins do the work.
Some one ha found the tomb of
Arislomenes. Sounds l:ke a new Fed
eral league pitcher.
Henry Ford edict against the cigaret
differs from that of a number of the
states In that he will probably enforce
it-
Oscar Hammerstein always w.as a
great flatterer. Now he has sued a
young woman opera singer for $1,000,
000 because she dubbed him "a dead
duck."
St. Paul women are accused of wear
ing such tight skirts that it is Impos
sible for them to kneel in prayer. What
chances women will take to keep up
.with the styles.
The decision of the Iowa supreme
court giving a husband damages for
the death of his wife, a trained nurse,
points the way for the new woman
movement to become an aid to matri
mony. In Sterling, which Is the dryest of
the dry since the saloons were abol
ished and the druggists have agreed
not to sell intoxicants, they are agitat
ing an ordinance to compel the soft
drink parlors to fake down the screens.
Ex-Governor Sam VanSant of Min
nesota celebrated his birthday the
other day by taking a 10-mile walk
from Minneapolis to St. Paul. His
Rock Island friends were not aware
the governor was nursing any further
political aspirations at this time.
Mr. Mellen. former president of the
New Haven railroad, told the inter
state commerce commission during his
testimony yesterday that he would not
have been averse to talking to the
devil if it were necessary in further
ance of his rail merging negotiations.
tTRACSNCIi-g
There are those who will be unkind r such condition "by judicial pronounce
enough to predict that Mr. Mellen j ment would be to take from the
may yet have an opportunity to have i statute all its force and power as a
converse with the horned demon. protection to married women and en-
able an idle, profligate or miserly hus-
A man run down by bloodhounds in band to make use of the auth-ity so
connection with a robbery at Sterling given him to coerce his wife into a
iie other night was able to prove that ' surrender or division of her earnings."
he was in the city jail from 8 p. m. to
S a. in. on the night the crime was
-committed, thereby establishing a sat
isfactory alibi. The incident might
be used as an argument against blood
hound evidence or. on the other hand,
it might be construed as redouncng
to the credit of the dogs in picking dt
- only the trails of suspicious charac
. 4rs to follow.
THE FORTUNATE FARMER.
In his contribution to the economics
of the American food supply James J.
Hill of the Great Northern railroad,
who is something of a farmer and
statesman of agriculture himself, calls
attention to the fact that while the
agricultural population is substantially
at a standstill in numbers the urban
population dependent on the food pro-
duer is making enormous Increase.
la the 30 years closing with the last
national census -the percentage of peo-
pie In the urban classification grew
fr in, less than 30 per cent of the whole
peop'e to more than 48 per cent, while
the population engaged In agricultural
pursuits has declined from about
h- rent to less than 64 per cent.
The American farmer may well be
satisfied with the prospect for his
market- Rain or shine, good times or
bad, hi output is sold in advance to
a demand which cannot stop. That
demand is rising every year. The
prospect looks ao good io all other
classes that it is yearly calling many
irom city to country; from industrial
and professional life to the outdoor
life which ha so assured foundation
in the economic situation.
REFORMING THE CHURCH
"Man Is a social animal and if you
organize him In the right way he will
always pull hard for the general good.
So saying, a country preacher of near
Raven wood. Mo., turned his lltfTe strug.
gimg church with its to members a
few years into a large aad ener
getic religioua, social and public serv
ice center of 1,500 active workers. Rev.
C. R. Green, the pastor, has done noth
ing that cannot be done anywhere else
either in urbaa or rural district and
Lis methods are to be commended.
Mr. Green began the development of
I the
fcl eonjrreg&tlon by asking everybody
to com out. He promised that it
7 VA . l'irtniii ii.nl. after
the ordinary fashion but Just a little
dlaeesslofl of the needs of the commun
ity. Tertian game of those who went
to hear him that day expected him to
take up some factional moral question,
but the preacher Instead talked of good
roads, improved church and school
buildings, agriculture, sanitation and
to the interest of the young folks-amusements.
That section of Missouri awoke sud
denly to know that Mr. Green's Har
mony church was something more
than a religious congregation devoted
to worship of a far-distant Supreme
Being and to preaching eternal damna
tion to all who took interest in worldly
affairs. The church was thrown open
to meetings for the organization of a
good roads association. The young
men formed an athletic club under the
preacher's encouragement and ball
grounds, tennis courts and football
diamonds were laid out near the
church.
Harmony church took on a new life.
It grew fast because It was showing an
interest in the people's material wel
fare and pleasures as well as In their
welfare hereafter. Among its staunch
est supporters are many who do not
belong to any church but who have
been benefited by the sort of campaign
waged by Mr. Green. -
"A church and a p'ublic welfare or
ganization labor for the same end," de
clares this country pastor. "The
movement for good roads is pretty
close to religion nowadays," he as
serts. Incidentally, Harmony church
has become so great a factor that
dancing, card playing and swearing
have given place to other things in
this community.
THE VALUE OF A WIFE.
Iowa women, though they have not
yet attained the ballot, can draw some
consolation from a decision rendered
by the state supreme court this week
which ht:d that in cases where the
woman has a vocation by which she is
capable of supporting herself damages
may be collected by the husband for
the death or injury to his wife by the
negligence of a third party.
The decision was given in the Nolte
case, appealed from Muscatine. ' The
wife, who was killed In an accident on
the Rock Island road, was a trained
nurse. Death took place within a
year after marriage. The district court
gave a verdict of $9,500, which was
cut down by the supreme court to
$4,000.
In giving the decision Justice Weav
er referred to the fact that the Iowa
law had. as to married women, "so far
removed their legal disabilities as to
permit them to engage in independent
occupations and to have and control
their own earnings with the same
freedom and to the same extent as if
I unmarried;" but also under the pre-
vailing rule "a married woman was
still so far subject to her common law
disabilities that if she had no inde
pendent business or occupation no ac
tion would lie in favor of her admin
istrator for injury to her estate be
cause of her death by the negligence
of another person." This was on the
theory that as a mere housewife or
homekeeper her services belong to
her husband.
It was sought, by the attorneys for
the railroad company, to have the rule
laid down that the husband's consent
to the Independent occupation or busi
ness of his wife must be established
before court or jury can properly con
sider her earning capacity. The court
does not agree to this, for to attach
l Continuing the court said
"While these things indicate a wide
departure from the ideas embodied in
the common law conception of the
married relation and its effect upon
the status and rights of women it is
not for this court to interpose a bar
rier to the march of legislative prog
ress or to rob the statute of its nat
ural force and effect by overnlce con
struction. As a proposition of morals
and abstract justice uninfluenced by
mere precedent and prejudice, there
is nothing inherently startling or re
pulsive in the conception of marriage
ae a union of equals which implies
neither the effacement or subjugation
cf either party to the contract. It
cught not to be impossible for a wife
to be a 1-elpmeet to her husband with
out becoming his bondservant. So
long as the wife remains a woman o
normal quality the fear expressed by
counsel that the recognition of these
principles will lead her to 'desert
her husband's home 'to go out and
earn her own living and keep the pro
ceeds' may safely be dismissed, for If
common observation be worth any-
thing the wife who possesses an in
dependent occupation has never been
less ready than her spouse to devote
her separate estate to the support and
comfort of the family and home. While
we have no statistics upon the subject
we feel justified in saying that the
granting to married women of equal
rights in matters of property and
business and the rapid extension of
their activities in all lines of employ
ment have occasioned no visible re
duction in the number of men willing
to cast an anchor to windward . by
marrying thrifty milliners, stenogra'
phers and washerwomen."
Formation of Long Island.
According to geologists. Long Island
affords particularly clear evidence as
to the history of the great continental
ice sheet which covered the northern
states many thousand years ago. The
southern margin of this great ice sheet
extended to Long Island, it is said, and
remained there for a long lime, depos
iting a thick layer of intermixed bowl
ders, sand and clay as a terminal mo
raine, which Is now the "backbone" of
Inland. The ice moved southward
and bfought these materials from the
north, dropping: thein at its melting
edge. This peculiar method of deposi
ting developed a very peculiar topog
raphy, consisting of an Irregular ag
gregation ot hummock t and hollows,
Personal Reminiscences of an Army Surgeon
Few of the men who had practical
experience as military surgeons In the
civil war are left. While hundreds
of volumes have been written on the
military operations of the armies,
north and south, there is but little
record of the personal experiences of
surgeons in eitherarmy or of their recol
lections, whether on the field or in the
u.SMary hospitals. For this reason
the article by Dr. S. Weir Mitchell of
Philadelphia on "The Medical Depart
ment in the Civil War,' recently pub
lished in the Journal of the American
Medical Association, is of great in
terest. This paper was one of the
last written by Dr. Mitchell before
his death. In it he describes, with
the (arm of the novelist and the ac
curacy of the scientific man, the ex
periences of the army surgeons of
1861-65. Little record has been left
by the thousands of medical meji who
gave their services and often their
lives for the relief si tne 8lck 811(1
wounded. Yet their experiences were
in many cases, as thrilling as those
of the soldiers on the firing-line. Un
der the plan of organization followed
at that time, each regiment had one
assistant surgeon, who gave immediate
care to the wounded in action. When,
as sometlnVis happened, the location
selected for the dressing station came
under fire, the surgeon moved his pa
tients farther back. Dr. John S. Bil
lings operated under fire back of
Round Top at Gettysburg, and at his
next move had again to retire under
a rain of bullets. In" some cases this
was not possible, and it often hap
pened that surgeons stood for hours
at the operating taDie wun Duneis
flying over and around them. "In one
case that I know of," said Dr. Mitchell,
Clean Health Record in Canal Zone
The report cf the department of san-
itation of the isthmian canal commis
sion for September, 1913, showed that
during that month not a single white
man. woman or child from the United
States had died from disease on the
canal zone. The report for rebruary.
1914. shows that another record has
been established. During that month
there were 7.5!2 white employes.
Among this number, equal to the pop
ulation of a Rood sized city, there was
not a single deatn irom uisease aunng
the month. Two white employes were
killed by accident, one by electric
shock and the other by injury received
on the railroad, but no white employe.
either American or foreign, died from
disease during that time.
As might be expected, the death
rate among other classes was equally
low. Of the 5.309 white employes from
the Vnited States, there was only a
single death by violence. Of the 3,875
white women and children from the
1'nited States, there was one death
from accidental drowning and three
from disease. One, a child of 4 years,
died of diarrhoea; another, a woman
of 70. died of old age, and a third, a
woman of 44, died of pulmonary tuber
culosis. Out of a total of 9,1 S4 white
American employes and their families,
there were only three deaths from
disease and two from violence, while
among the total 10,963 Americans on
the canal zone, there was only a single
additional death from violence, mak-
which have produced the many beauti
ful details of configuration that make
the higher parts of Long Island so at
tractive to lovers of nature. The most
notable of these hollows in the mo
rainal ridge is the old holding the pic
turesque Lake Ronkonkoma, which
lies in a depression fifty feet below the
surrounding ridges. Several other
similar pits are tighty to eighty-five
feet deep, and several of the large, ir
regular hollows are several miles in
length Argonaut.
Bed Time Tales
By Clara Ingram Judson.
A New
0
F COURSE you like to play
circle games both in the school
yard and mornines and eve-
ningi in front of your own house,
But don't you sometimes grow tired
of "Drop the handkerchief 'and"Fox
and Geese" and the other games you
have always played?
Here s a new one you must try
itt name is "Spring flowers" though
sometimes it is called "Sunbeams."
Let's pretend we have twelve chil
dren to play though really you can
play with any number the more the
merrier
One child is named "Storm," four
are Violets and the other seven are
Sunbeams.
Then the fun begins.
Tbe Sunbeams form a circle by
holding hands and stretching out
into just as big a ring as they can
possibly make.
The Violets stand close together
In the very center of the circle and
Storm stays anywhere he pleases on
the outside of the ring.
The point of the game is to get all
the Violets safely into the sunbeam
circle without letting Storm inside.
Anr Snnheam mar rufth into the
center, grab a Violet by the arm
and rush back to his or her place, r
If the Sunbeam can grab the Vio
let arid, with the Violet, get back
into position in the circle before
Storm reaches the place that Sun
beam has left, everything is alright
the Violet may stay in the sunbeam
circle and may help get more Vio
lets out of llie center.
But if Storm reaches the Sun
beam's place before the Sunbeam
gets baric, tlien the Violet must go
back to tne center, .vorm Dtcomci
a Sunbeam and the slow Sunbeam
takes a turn at being Storm, and so
"a patient on the operating table was
killed by a bullet while his wounds
were being dressed." The number of
wounded men needing care after a
great battle is entirely beyond our
romnrehenslon today. In the three
days' fighting at Gettysburg over 27.
000 wounded men, union and confed
erate. were left on the field. All of
these men were cared for and their
wounds dressed and. the men under
shelter Inside of 24 hours after the
close of the three days' battle. By
way of corfrast. Dr. Mitchell said that
It was 10 days after the battle of Wa
terloo before all the wounded had been
cared for. In the Wilderness cam
paign, 8,300 men were cared for in
two days. One hears in novels and
sometimes In histories of b;onet
charges. Dr. Mitchell said, "I never
eaw a bayonet wound, and of 25,uui
wounds In Grant's battles, there were
in all 14 bayonet. wounds; there were
probably as many men severely kicked
by mules." The demands tn the sur
geons were heavy. Surgeons dressed
wounds and did the most serious op
erations until they fainted beside the
operating table, or fell asleep at their
work. One surgeon has a record or
36 hours' continuous operating and
dressing of injured men. At Gettys
burg 13 surgeons In the union army
were killed or wounded. During the
war 51 army surgeons were killed, four
died in prison, and 281 died of diseases
contracted In the service. The entire
country, north and south, was well
nigh stripped of surgeons to supply
the demands of the army. Out of 174
members of the College of Physicians
of Philadelphia In 1864. 130 of them
had seen service in some form in the
medical departments of the army or
navy.
ing a total of six deaths for the month
among nearly ll.uuu persons, eiiuai iu
an annual average death rate o 6.56
per 1,000.
Nor are the'benents of improved san
itary conditions limited to white em-
pioyes anu iiitfir laiumca. ,u
ary, 1914, there were 41.8C7 colored
employes, and among this number
there were only 22 deaths from dis
ease and six deaths from violence, mak
ing an average death rate per thous
and from disease of C.31, equivalent
to a total annual average death rate,
for the entire 49,459 employes, of 5.34
per thousand. Of the 22 deaths, four
were from .pneumonia, seven from tu
berculosis and one each from organic
disease of the heart and typhoid fever,
leaving nine deaths from all other dis
eases. After living for five or six
years amid conditions which have pro
duced such a startling reduction in
the death rate, will the men who have
dug the Panama canal be able to find
any city in the 1'nited States which
is sufficiently cleanly and healthy for
them to live in? Let us hope, says
The Journal of the American Medical all that a wife should be. Now no
Association, that the ten thousand j body will believe It."
Americans, returning to this country ) "It you're innocent, why don't you
after a practical demonstration of j fight the case?"
what modern scientific knowledge can j "That's the trouble. I'm afraid If I
do to prevent disease, may prove to be ' fought the case they wouldn't give
the little leaven which will leaven the j him the divorce."
entire lump. If this is the case, the
indirect benefits of the Panama canal
will be incomparably greater than Its
commercial or military value.
Aid Pupils' Savings Bank.
New York, May 15. The board of
education of Greater New York has de
cided to establish savings bank3 in the
public schools of the city, so as to
take care of the pupils' pennies until
they reach an amount sufficient for
individual accounts with the banks.
Floor finishing and polishing ma
chines are now driven by electric
power.
Game
on till all the Violets are rescued
and the game begins again.
Of course vou see. the Sunbeams
must be very wide awake and quick
must watch their chances to rush?
to the center while Storm is clear,
on the opposite side of the circlej
And the Violets must watch and be
One child it named "Storm,'' four art
voltts and the other seven
are Sunbeams.
ready to run with a Sunbeam the
instant a chance comes. While the
poor old Storm gets no rest at all,
but must watch and run till a sun
beam is caught.'
This game -may be played any
time of the year, but it is really the
most fun in the spring when the real
sunbeams are trying to bring the
violets and spring flowers from the
ground,
TomorrozttThe Early Worm,
Uftffl
HENRf HOWLAND
Far up on the Rrvs
of Ufa there
stands
stately city sad
fair;
And below It are
hallow and
rapids and
curves
ad whirlpools thai
train oa the
steadiest serve.
And many f
blundering there,
"While a few stanch
vessels pass up
ward and on.
Stemming; with
splendid force
The current that
now Is terribly
strong.
But tomorrow may
Slid like the lilt
of a eons,
Serena in its beau
tiful
Ah. mark how the powerful paoket pro
ceeds, "With a rush and the roarlnsr of steam.
Spreading waves that are high and that
htea in their mlrt
Where many a boatman Is swept out or
slg-ht
And left to float down with the streamf.
And the timbers of many a pitiful wreck
Are strewn on the rocks and the shores
And many a boatman Is calling- for aid.
And a few are undaunted and many)
afraid.
And many lean limp on their oars.
rhe banks of the river are barren soma-,
times.
Or (rraeefully eloping and green.
And the winds that blow over them often;
are wild.
And now and then fraarrantly scented anT
mild. j
With orchards a-bloom on the scene; j
And ever the river Is winding about.
And the bars are forever unknown.
For the channel keeps ctifiJipinff by nlrtrtJ
and by day.
And the streams that flow In tempt the,
many away,
n 1.11 .... r m rA olnnn
The city men call by the name of Success.
Is a beautiful city to see.
With domes that are lofty and gilded and.
brlfrht
And walls that are graceful nd splendid:
and white.
And proud vessels moored at the cuy:i
But never from unexplored regions above..
Whence the waters eternally flow.
Has ever a cTaft floated doTvn on the
stream. j
To be moored where the columns - and
cupolas gleam
For those who toll up from below.
Terrible Predicament.
"My husband haa threatened to sue
me for divorce," sobbed the beautiful
actes .
"Che ar up," said her manager..
"Nec-ly every actress has been sned
tor divorce.".
"I know, but think what the public
will say. I have always tried to be
PICKED THEM UP.
"And w h a t,"
asked the Sunday
school teacher, "Is
your name?"
- "Arthur Henry
Brown Williams
Green Joyce
Brown Corwin."
"Gracious! How
did your parents ever happen to give
yon all those names?"
"They didn't give me all of thenu
My step-parents helped."
Willing to Extend Sympathy.
"Yes," he said, after explaining to
his wife that the lodge meeting had
been a very Important and a some
what protracted one, thus making it
Impossible for him to get home a min
ute earlier than he did, "and there
were two fellows there who made the.
worst fools of themselves yon could
Imagine. You couldn't find two worse
chumps In a row of counties clear
across this state."
"I suppose not." she replied. "Who
was the other one? Td like to s yea par-,
thlze with bis wife."
The Cruel World.
Before htm flowery pastures spread, i
Ha hears a alad brook flow (kmc,
And from a branch above his bead -
There falls a iwt June shower -of sane.:
There Is intld fracrazioe In the breeze
Tbaf blows from orchards far awayi
Tbe mualoa' oows beneath toe trees
Are bains; peaceful while they mar.
Him limbs are straight and ymmg and!
strong-.
Be gases forth from mxllnrnwA eyes, .
But, thlnlUna that the worM'j foaav
W1VUS&
He sees a far-off elood and als-hs. '
Strange Nogleot
"There's one thing, though," said
tbe stranger, "that I can't under
stand." "What's Chatf" asked the ole set.
tier.
"Nobody around here has assured
me that this la the garden spot of the
state.
Couldn't Lose the Chance.
"My husband always remember my
Urthday and our wedding anniver-u-y."
"I should think you would positive
ly bate him," replied the other woman.
Squelched.
Prosperous Young Actor (returning
tired after a matinee and evening per
formance of successful piny) Ah, dear
boys. I really think it's tluie all good
actors were In bed. Grumpy Tra se
lla n (lklng up from his pa pel 5"-They
are. Exchange-
WWSDV(M
The Daily Story
His Cousins By F. A. Mitchel.
Copyrighted, 114. by Associated Literary Bureau. .
"Whata the matter, Alec?"
"Matter enough! I've an exam com'
Ing off on Wednesday on a gubject 1
know nothing about I'm practicing
for twirler for the varsity team and
hove left preparation for this exam
for the last three days before It takes
place, when I propose to bone day and
night, braced by strong: tea (and sand
wiches during the night), till the bell
rings for the ordeal, go right In before
I spill any of it out of my cranium or
It has a chance to evaporate and go
through Just as if I had been study
ing regularly."
"Why do you need to be so well pre
pared? Couldn't you scrape through
by answering the minimum number of
the questions?"
"I've got to take an oral exam, and
you know very well what that means.
I shall be called on to start in any
where, haphazard, and reel it out by
the yard. If I happen to strike a
place I don't know anything about I'm
flunked."
"Well, then, why don't you carry out
your plan to stuff yourself?"
"Why don't I? Read that"
Alexander Pomeroy handed his
chum, William Chandler, a letter from
his mother 6tating that his two cous
Ids, Belle and Lucy Winchester, the
daughters of her favorite sister, had
come on from Colorado, where they
had always lived, to make her a visit
They had never seen a large univer
sity and were especially .anxious to
visit one. She had proposed to tnem
to go to H. to inspect the college, and
they were delighted with the plan.
They would come down Monday morn
ing and remain till Wednesday after
noon. Of course they would need
some one to pilot them in fact, show
them attention during their stay in H.
The writer thought that since the end
of the term was at hand, when the
breaking up was about to takeplace and
not much doing, Alec would have plen
ty of time to devote to his cousins.
"Nothing doing at the end of the
term, eh?" remarked Billy Chandler.
"I like that. I suppose your mammy
considers exams perfunctory ceremo
nies. Are your cousins pretty girls?"
"How do I know? I've never seen
either of them."
"Oh, you haven't? In that case I
don't know but that I can help you out.
Not having the muscles for athletics as
you have, I'm obliged to take an Inter
est in my studies or be bored with too
much' time to spare. I have passed all
my exams but one and am well pre
pared for that I wouldn't mind show
ing a couple of pretty girls the sights,
and since they have never seen you I
don't see why I shouldn't impersonate
you."
"Will you?" exclaimed Alec, thrust
ing out his fist and takiug his chum's
hand in a viselike grip.
"If you like."
"It's a go. I shall be free-to do a
three days' grind, get through my
exam, and what time I don't need for
that I cau'put Into twirl practice."
' Monday afternoon Mr. Chandler was
at the station to' meet the incoming
train, and, seeing a couple of very pret
ty girls, aged respectively nineteen ar
seventeen, alight and look around for
some one, li.e stepped up to them and
asked:
"Are you my cousins?"
"Yes," replied the elder of the two.
"But you don't correspond with the de
scriptions we've had of you. We sup
posed we were going to meet an Ajax."
"You can't tell about us athletes.
We cover our muscles with loose togs.
and it's very deceptive."
"I'm Belle and she's Lucy."
. The scamp put up his lips to each
girl in turn for a cousinly kiss, which
was granted without compunction.
Then he led the way to his auto stand
ing outside the station. They all step
ped in, the two girls on the rear seats,
and Billy took them to a boarding
house -where no students resided, for
that would have been dangerous to bis
identity Furthermore, he was not
known to the two old maids who kept
it and unblushingly gave hls name as
Alexander Fomeroy. Leaving the
young ladies there till after luncheon,
he returned to his room, where he
found a friend, Tom Oglethorpe, in the
act of filling a pipe. It had occurred
to Billy that one girl would be far
more companionable than two, bo he
let Tom Into tbe secret and invited him
to turn a party of three into one of
four. Tom was nothing loath and
agreed to join the party for an inspec
tion of cottage buildings in the after
noon, to be followed by an automobile
ride.
1 Never was a pleasnnter visit made
by two young ladles or enjoyed more
by two young men than on this occa
sion. The girls were shown the chap
el, the art building, the gymnasium
and this and that and the other "hall"
donated by alumni, most of whom bad
finished the careers for which the col
lege had prepared them and gone to
their long homes. There was a class
reception to attend here, a debating
match there, and It seemed that some
thing had been provided every day for
the visitors' entertainment.
' Now. It so happened that the real
Alee Tomeroy, who was preparing
himself for an examination In eonlc
sections, got a brand new practical idee
Into his bead. H Wouldn't it be a good
scheme," he mused, "for me to apply
these principles of the ellipse, the parab
ola and the hyperbola to my twirling?
Perhaps an hour's practice with a ball
would not only rest me, but would
help me to catch on to the principles
Involved. I would understand better
the reasons for my curves, and it
would help me in my exams."
Throwing down his books, he betook
hlma.'lf to a shed erected for practice
in twirling and began to throw the
ball at a hypothetical batsman sot up
for the purpose. While doing so bis
heard a voice behind him:
"This is the place where our base
ball pitchers learn to do the 'drop,' tu
Incurve' and other stunt that' go to
make a baseball twirler."
Looking around, Mr. Pomeroy sw
his representative, Billy Chandr1
Tom Oglethorpe and his two cousins'
the girls, staring at him with tbe eye
of sightseers. Billy continued bis re
marks with tbe intonation of a Korean
guide expatiating on the arch of.T
tus:
"This gentleman now practicing
our principal twirler. Twlrlers are
lected for having their brains In their
shoulders, football men for their
brains being located in their legs. Yog '
see before you Mr. William Chandler,
of whom great thiDgs are eiDfi
during the coming baseball season f
from tbe fact that he stndlps
sections solely with the view to no
derstandlng the curves that will ens.
ble him to put a ball where he likes.
Step this way, Mr. Chandler, I wlsli
to present you to my cousins."
Alec Pomeroy ceased his practice aoiV
lumbered shamefacedly ' to the party
He was In trousers and sweater, and
there was no hat on his head for him
to doff to the ladles, only a forelock
that hung down over his forehead. He
had noted Billy's remarks about a
pitcher's brains being In his shoulders
and resolved to turn the tables on him.
"Your cousin Alec," he said to tbe
girls, "is one of the first men In bis
class, nis Intellect Is neither In bis
shoulders nor his legs; It Is all in his
head. Though he leads his class and
Is a pi? in the matter of prizes, he is
as modest as a little child. He is tbe
soul of honor and the most popalar
man In college."
The speaker paused from his encomi
ums on himself for breath, and before
lie could recommence Eilly led the girls
away, remarking that flattery was odi
ous to him.
"Why, Alec," said Belle, with whom
be had paired from the first, "I didn't
know you were such a prominent young
man."
All pleasant as well as disngreeable
affairs must have an end, and while
Alec Pomeroy was scraping bottom on
his examination his cousins were bid-,
ding Billy and Tom goodby. On their
arrival at their aunt's they astonished
her with the information they had re
ceived of her Bon's prominence in
scholarship and popularity, which was
adorned by his modesty, Mrs. Pom
eroy was delighted, having supposed
that her son had gne in for athletics
rather than study.
This plot might have passed off with
out being exposed had not a mutual ad
miration sprung up between Billy Chan
dler and Belle Winchester. Billy was
dying to see her again, but he could
not go to visit her without giving away
the deception that had been practiced
on her. She wrote her cousin frequent
ly, her letters being turned over to Billy
and being answered by him in his
chum's name, every letter of Billy's
growing more and more affectionate.
At last Belle wrote her "beloved cons
in". that she was about to return to
her home. This was too much for Bil
ly, and he started at once to see her.
Billy's resolutions with regard to an
Immediate confession were excellent
The only trouble with them was the
difficulty of his carrying them out.
He expected to meet Mrs. romeroy.
Belle and Lucy on arrival and had
prepared some jocular remarks when
Alec's mother should see a stranger
instead of her sou. But Mrs. Pomeroy ,
and Lucy were out when he arrived.
This upset his plans, nowever, hi
was so overjoyed at meeting with
Belle that it didn't matter much for
the-time being. He spent two hours
with the young lady, during which, in
stead of beginning with a confession
of his identity, he began with a confes
sion of bis feeliDgs.
Suddenly the door of the library. In
which the young persons sat opened,
and Mrs. Pomeroy discovered her
niece in close proximity to a stranger.
"Aunty," S"ld Belle, jumping up.
with a blush on her face, "Alec's
come."
Mrs. Pomeroy stood mute with a
toulshment
"Where Is he?" she asked coldly.
"Why, here, of course. What do yos
mean?"
"I owe you all an explanation." stam
mered Billy, with a face as red as a
cock's comb, and, beginning at th
wrong end of his story, he got inex'
trlcably confused. But a series of
questions from the older lady final
elicited the Information required, and f
smile settled on the face of Mrs. ron
eroy and Lucy. As for Belle, she didn't
know whether to smile or to cry or to
hide her blushing face in a lounge pil
low. Mrs. Pomeroy helped matters W
thanking Billy for correcting her mis
take in sending her cousins to Alec on
the eve of an Important examination,
after which the meeting resolved itse 1
into a reception of Billy's credential
in the matter of an application for tM
hand of Belle Winchester. They "P
n h ntfKfaptorv. and tbe
voung ladv returned to her home
V J - , ! collect - .
commencement, at which Billr t00",
honors, be went to Colorado to claim
bts bride.
May 15 in American
History.
1TO0-Preldent Washington appealed
to the Austrian emperor to release
General Lafayette from war prison
and permit him to come to America.
1S04 General Sherman's troops broke
through the Confederate defense sit
various points around Eeaaca, Ga,
At night Oeseral Johnston's army
abaudouev" tta fjeultlon and retreat
ed town I'd Kouie. Federal loss tt
liesaca. '"00 killed and wounded: '
Confederate. 1.S0O In all.
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