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THE -ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY. JUNE 18, 1914.
t 1 1 THE ARGUS. Pubfiahed dally at lt Becona -., Rock Island. HL (Entered at ne ' poatofflea aa Mcond-clui matter.) lalaaa Hcaibn Aaeeoistad BY THE J. W. POTTER CO. TEBMS Teo cents per wee by car f rtar, la Rock Islaod. f p rr X m11 In adraact. Complaints of detlvery service should ,te made to the circulation department . which should eOeo be notified In every . tnstanoa wbirt It la deelred to have "'. paper discontinued, aa carrten have oo . ' authority In tha premises. XU coramunKatlona of arsuraentatlve -character, political or reilsloua. must have real name attached for publlca 4 tion. Ko such articles will be printed over fictitious ala;naturea. i Telephones In all departments. Cen- tral Union. Rock Island 143, and : ti. i Thursday, June 18, 1914. President Wlison evidently under 't stands that the people want tru?t leg--' islation eren if th iaterebts do not. ': 5 i , ' Breakfast food has gone up: auother Indication that the timber supply of the country is being ra;:d:- exhausted. t The same fellow who comr.la:ncd i about the beat last wc-k is now worry i Jng because this climate !s so change- able. - Galloping arour.J with a fire ex- tlngulsher and dodging dynamite, John Bull Is anything in appearance hut the dignified old gentleman that he used '" to be. he expected to take the entire neighborhood out every time he is called to a fire. The chief wants nothing or this sort. He has sense enoorh to know what Is proper. Give him a standard Cre (thief's outfit, even It It costs a little more. It will stand up better and wear better In the long run. Oat away from town. Mr. Commit- loner, and pattern after the larger cities. This town Is too big tor the Jay town carry-!!. Now If Secretary McAdoo were in : position to furnlah the extra cars needed to move the nation's crops how r quickly the railroads would come to t time. We are astonished at the moderation of our republican contemporaries. None pf them, h far as we have -no-ticed. has yet blamed Prenident Wil son or the failure of that b'g London banking bouse. To leave ilieorge W. Perkins out of : the progressive party might not he Quite as strange 'a procedure as pre . senting "Hamlet" with the title role omitted. But th Washington Star notes that it would be very much like giving the ebow minus the ghost-walking scene. SAVING BONO BIRDS. Many Insects of the old 'varieties are reported aa attacking the growing crops In localities and even now species are In evidence. There are birds to make war on all these Insects and If spread and encouraged the feathered tribe would hold th balance and check the destruction of vegeta tion If they did not wholly atop it. So. let It be understood that we can shoot and kill the quails, prairie chickens aud other Insect destroyers. In season and out of season, until they are al most wholly exterminated, but the more effectually we kill off these birds the more worms and insects will come to plague us. The more licenses taken out by hunters the fewer birds and the more complaint of old and new ene mies to the vegetable world, to fields, to orchards and gardens. It seems to be a simple proposition. Shall we have the birds with their music and song and freedom from noisome and destructive insects and worms, or shall we kill the birds and multiply the buzzing, creeping, crawling, stinging, pestilential hordes. With the case so plainly understood the law fchould lay hands on the per son who kills a song bird or a game bird out of season as promptly as it lays hands on an incendiary or a dynamiter. V The National Iancing blasters' asso ciation has discovered that the tango and others of the modern dances are naughty and muttt be euppreHHed. To be pure. That's business. With the masses of lovers of the ianro familiar with those steps, the teachers must create new ones or they would have nothing to do in their lne ijtxt season. ATTEMPTING TO FORCE AN EVIL. Once more an attempt id being made, through the m!:a of the courts, to force the city to recogiilze 1 an evil. Proceedings through mandamus have been instituted to compel the city to relicense the notorious Buffalo saloon on Twenty-fourth street. Like action. It la understood. Is apt to be taken in the- case of the Billy nice Joint on Fourth avenue. Both these pLaces ' were closed and refused new licenses as disreputable, and ail good citizens applauded the comntlssion for Its ac tion. . - The city has since increased the sa loon license, and restricted the number of saloons, yet here comes the brazen effrontery of an attempt to require the city to break its ordinances and re is sue licenses to these dives. Is such a contention the thy of the liquor Interests the aide of the city. They Join hands with the city elating any attempts to debauch the business by the restoration of such ervils as have brought shame and scan dal not only upon the traffic as a whole, but the fair name of-the city, as well. .Keep the evil out of the saloon busi- ness. especially when it is once stamp fed oat. THAT CAR SHORTAGE. The first hint of a possible car shortage during the present summer came a few weeks ago when some of the Southwestern lines began hur rying up the placing of equipment orders. Having been in the doldrums for some time, advance indications of a tremendous crop in 1914 failed to stir many of the railway lines, remarks the St Louis Republic. With the march of the binders be ginning along the southern rim of the wheat country the railroads operating in -the great farming regions are begin ning to feel a distinct alarm over a ser ious shortage of cars. There has been le.ss car building during the 'last few months than is usual. The Iofs of cars and their retirement has gone steadily on. In brief, the railway men of the United States are beginning to under stand that a serious shortage of cars for crop moving Is Just around the corner. The roads west of the Mississippi have about 375,000 cars adapted for moving grain. With a 900,000.000 bushel crop of wheat now about to be harvested, something like 1,000,000,000 cars will be needed for its transporta tion. It will begin moving almost Im mediately. Other crops will follow It so closely that the tension of a car shortage cannot be relaxed. On June 1 there was a surplus of cars amounting to about 240.000. Of these possibly 120,000 are adapted to grain hauling. There, is little or no surplusage of such cars In the grain areas, according to the June 1 figures of the American Railway association. When that wheat crop now being har vested starts toward the grain eleva tors of the Gulf, of the Mississippi river and Great Lakes the railroads will be facing a situation of their own creation. The cars that should have been built in 1913 and 1914 cannot be built in 60 days. Of course the grain will all be moved in the course of time but this will not comfort the shipper who hastens his threshing and Is anxious to cash In on his crop. It is the shipper who will be forced to suffer. Capital Comment BY CLYDE H, TAVZNNER' Congressman from the Fourteenth District. ("peel at Correspondence of Tha Argus.) Washington, June 16. No sweeter story was ever told than that which depicted the noble-hearted George W. Perkins listening to Albert J. Bever- Idge read the man uscript that was to be the keynote speech of the first progressive conven tion Jn Chicago In 1912. The story has the true r'ng of literature. Imper ishable and immor tal, because as Aszos Pine hot pointed out in his recent broadside against Perkins, the matter was au tobiographical. In other words, the description of that memorable nigkt was in a progres sive campaign document which Per kins himself wrote and disseminated as party literature. Since Mr. Perkins wrote the descrip tion of the scene himself, his account must be the true one, although Mark Twain said no man could write his au tobiography and preserve his reputa tion for veracity. But surely this charge, the charge of inaccuracy, can not be pressed against Mr. Perkins' rhapsody. The thing Is too human to be a figment of the literary imagina tion, too divinely effiated, too But, anyhow, this is the way Mr. iPerkms described the scene: "It was the night before Albert J. Beveridge delivered bis keynote speech IIS CUYDE H. TAVCNNCR of the new political crusade. He ask ed Colonel Roosevelt, George W. Per kins, and a few other leaders, to come to his room and hear him read the manuscript. The reading proceeded in tense silence. Beveridge was evi dently laboring under emotion, and Co lonel Roosevelt himself was visibly moved. But on George Perkins' cheeks the tears were coursing and when Beveridge came to those passages in which he outlined the course of Jus t'ce for the men who make the na tion, Perkins, with a sob he could not stifle, hastily left the room and paced the corridor to regain his self-control. Aye, we can all imagine Mr. Per kins' emotion. He had come to the progressive conference with his bands still dripping with the blood of labor unions, his gun handle notched for the competitors whom the trusts he had built ud nut out of business. And he was listening to a new political doc trine, almost a form of socialism, which was on the face of it designed to end the special privileges which had en abled him to fatten on the misfortunes of lis fellow men. We can imagine what a time he had stifling his emotion. He must have had 'to kick a dog, wreck another la bor union land plunder a couple of rail roads before he could regain his com posure at all. From the standpoint of a plain dem ocrat on the sidelines, we wonder why Mr.' Plnchot and other progressives wish to pet rid of Mr. Perkins from the party councils. He seems to be about the most valuable publicity ex pert In the party. 'Let him stick to autobiography and he will be sure to write stuff that will have the true hu man interest punch. symi a ls on should in re- BUYING CITY AUTOMOBILES. - When the city purchases automo n.'lee, it should be na tilled with none tort the best. It rhonM not be con- tent with anything out of Last year's birds' neat, or buy aomMhlr.g pimply beeanse somebody ta somnthing to J sell. " i Furthermore, the people do not be- grudge the city officials any eonven- !nc that Is nerassary to the public x service. There will L no complaint H the eonscaUslonera fec-l th need of conveyance for thetr own uae. par ' tlcnlarly If It ts for tba comrolaolonrr - streets, who would need one If any cfio does. " ; Bat te people do r.ct b!l-ve in fool ; stunts. " - The turchasing of auto carrtar.es for 'tie polio depart nrifn t or the fire de : pevrtmeot Is a fool stunt. It is a rube s.t4wn oaper that will subject fbose .-.nwtnf soch conveyances to ridicule, t and property so. i- The city needs an additional auto -apparatus tor the new fre station Buy It, but go to a concern that make rehicbss et this kind, and do not in- . dulge in makavefclfts. -. The chief et th f.r department t needs runabout a-ito In place of the (borme-firawa bvgzr he now Las. Give fit to bJm. but do not experiment with KENTUCKY'S NEW SENATOR. Johnson Newlon Camden was born Jan. 5, 1865, at Parkersburg, Va the son of J. N. Sr.. and Anne Thomp son Camden. His father was one of the developers of coal, gas and trac tion Interests in his native state, and was Vnited States senator from West Virginia from 18S1 to 1887. and from 1SS3 to 189",. J. N. Camden, Jr.. was educated at Phillips Andover seminary and the Virginia MI'itary academy at Islington, Va afterward attending the Columbia Iiv school.' New York City. He entered upon his active bus iness career with the Ohio River Rail road, a lino built by his father. Later j he became president of a railroad con-1 ttructlon company which butlt the Monongahala River railroad. Ife came to Kentucky, in 1890, pur chased a country estate of 1,600 acres near Versailles and became a breeder of thoroughbred horses. Mnny racing horac that became noted on the tracks were bred at "Bpiinghlil." Later he was amociated with John C. Mayo and C W. Watson in eastern Kentucky development companies. Mr. Camden holds offices in coal companies at Verat:ioe. Ky.. Parkersbnrg. W. Va. and New York, and is a director In banks at Parkersburg and I-exinrton: and of the Parkersburg, Marietta and IMMIGRATION TRAGEDIES In the three fiscal years, 1905-1907, Immigrants numbering 3,413,000 en tered the United States. The very year of the panic. 1907. the immigra tion record was broken with a total of l,2S5,r49. V.'crk was scarce and continued scarce. In the next six years. 1908 1913, cbout 3,240,000 aliens left our shores. Making allowance for those who left for visits to their old homes, and who returned to live in comfort there, the number must have been vast of those whose coming here meant sorrow, loss and disillusionment an almost in credible sum of human miseries. There may have been a million such individ ual cases. The New York World, from which we quote the statistics given, com menting on the facts, says: "Again we are faced with a record immigration. With industry 6luggisli and much unemployment, 1,038,596 en tered 'he country In the ten months endins v ith April, and the usual pro portion for May and June will bring the year's total up to about 1,350,000. "It Is Inconceivable that such an Im migration should have come in such seasons by natural process, without misrepresentation. It Is Inconceiv able that in six lean years 3,240,000 departing aliens should have met 5,- 414.000 copiinv- in; that 1913 alone should have brought nearly 1,200,000; that 1914 is to land 1,350,000, or more than the probable total of unemploy ment 'unless iies had swollen the host to satisfv 'greed. "If folk hitherto honest are turned criminal by disappointment, if privij Mop drives rormal peop'j to the hos pitals or mental anguish maddens them, if a vast army face loss of time and v-aste of money hoarded through years of industry, heavy lies the re sponsibility upon steamship compan ies that con.h every hamlet in Europe to sweep possible passengers into their uragne's "No immigration bill that congress can pass will e!o what is expected if it does not deal with this abuse at the source. 'Assisted Immigration,' of which we have heard so much, we can detect and feat. It is with immigra tion r-ron.pted, deluded, cheated, that we have to deal." P r:ii: a - maT srv Biliousness. ratt HENTTf HOWLAND PROHT V i He Uvea In a pal ace whose tow era are hlrn. Be eaya "you and me" when he means "you and I." But where othera would fall and In poverty elfh Ba could man-ag-e. aomehow, to make money. His soul. If a eoul he poaeeaaea. la small; He can aea naught In art to uplift or enthrall. tie has no aenae of h u m or . ha emllns not at all At things which to others are runny. The flower whoae beauty .givea aladneos to me, I Whoae aeent makes me happy, contemp tuously He leaves If It merely la beautiful he Prlaea flowers for naught but their honey. Woman's Bad Lot. "Weren't you awfully shocked when you heard that Mrs. Spozzum had be-. gun suit for a divorce?" "Not a hit. Why should I have been?" "Well, it seems such a pity on ac count of the children." "Yes. it would be kind of unfor tunate if the court should decide to give them to her to take care of. But a woman always will have to assume that risk as long as we have only men for Judges." The Daily Story A Terrible Dilemma By Perley Poore Sheehan. Copyrighted. 114. by Associated Literary Bureau. Candid Opinion. A genius is Just an ordinary man with kinks in his mind, a The man who doesn't care what other people think of him would gen erally be very unhappy if he did. Borne men think they are philan thropic when they give back what they have stolen. Tact Is deceit in its dresB suit. HIS CHANCE. mi lissll it r sill "I wish I could do something that would be abso lutely new some thing that no man had ever done be fore," said the sad-faced million aire. . I can tell you how to do It," re plied the philosopher. How. Tell me, man, and 1 will make it worth your while." "Look back over your career, find out Just how much of your success was due to your own genius and how much of it resulted from sheer luck and make a public acknowledgment of it." Icterurbaa Railroad company. Ife was When the modern medical man de clares that there is no disease or symptom which can properly be called "Biliousness." the patient is apt to smile knowlingly to himself. In the first place the patient is bilious, as anybody with half an eye could see; and in the second place the doctor himself used the diagnose "bilious ness a few years ago. The art of healing having been so Terently wrested from the hands of uneducated empirics and magicians, It is only natural that the practitioner should still have to do some guessing and "biliousness" makes a good all- round guess for general purposes. The victim of a "bilious" attack, if we have learned the symptoms thor oughly, is "sick to his stomach." has a heavily furred tongue, looks bleary or yellowish about the eyes, complains of dull headache and. most Important of all. In his own estimation ejects green or yellowish' bile from his stomach. The appearance of bile clinches the di agnosis, so far as the sufferer la con cerned, and it used to settle the ques tion in the family doctor's mind, too. The idea was that the liver had In some way slipped a cog and the bile was traveling against the ordinary cur rent. The symptoms were thus due to bile absorbed into the system, and what you needed was some sure-fire liver regulator to bring the rebellious organ back to time. It appears, however, that bile Is one of the chief fic-tires In assembling the electrical railroad properties in Arland. Ky.. Huntington, W. Va.. and I?ynton. Onto, known as the Cam den Interstate railway, of which he was the f.rt president. Mr. Camden entered politics In 1911. Ife rved on both the executive and financial committees Of the democratic party In that year. He Is a member of .tte state rarlnc; commission, re oentry appointed, and was largely In strumental In securing the passago of the hill providing- for such a commis sion in Kentucky. Mr. Camden was married In 1M9 to 4 something' "Just as good." Do not, for J Miss Susanna Preatnnhart of Wood- j normally ejected from the stomach when the act or vomiting U repeated and forcible, no matter what the cause. If bile failed to appear, there would be some ground for the suspic ion that the liver was on strike. Furthermore, so far as la known to day, there Isn't a drug In the materia niedica which exerts any particular ef fect upon the function of the liver. that la. we have no drugs which really Increase the flow of bile not except ing that ancient standby, calomel. So there we are "bilious," yet with out a remedy. Ah, but the old remedies relieved the attack, you will say. And so they did. The "Biliousness," nine times out of ten was. and is now, simply over-eating. Any active cathartic like calomel or salts or what not, coupled-with a day or two of rest for the stomach, gives relief. It wasn't bile that caused the trou ble; it w as gluttony. No offense intended the liver pill industry. Nor 4s it our purpose to boom calomel. Questions and Answers. Mrs. S. C. K. writes: Can arthritis deformans be Improved by medical treatment? I have been helpless with it fer years. AH the Joints are badly anectea ana out of shape. Answer. General medical treatment can al ways Improve the condition and dimin- l"o euueriug. r irst u is neces sary to eliminate any Vdenot" of doI- son, sucn as bad teeth, inflamed gums, pus collections anywhere in the bodv Next, passive motion and manfnnlu. tion to prevent ankylosis or rigiditv of anectea joints. Finally, hot air baklntr of the most painful Joints, by means of a simple appartus which can be made Dy your tinsmith, if necessary. Your aoctor must see you at least once a weeK ana supervise the treatment. s. J. R. Inquires: Where would you advise a person who has affected lungs lo KO Los Angeles, Phoenix. Arizona. San Antonio. Texas. Colorado Springs, or other point? Answer. Tkls would depend, flrst, upon the stage of the disease; second, the pa tients financial ability to live aa ho should live; third, the likelihood of his remaining a lifelong resident of the new home.' No patient with tubercu losls should venture on euch a Jour ney without assurance of sufficient capital ;e support him. His own medi cal attendant is the man to recom mend the bept resort. The Cry of the Disconsolate. I wlsht 'at I was big enough To go to war, fer then I'd Jlst enlist and never have To go to school agen. And then tha (government would have To furnish me a gun. And I'd Jlst shoot away all day . Gee, wouldn't It be fun! ";'. I wouldn't have to study then. Ker fear I wouldn't pass. And I wouldn't have to mow the lawn Nor rake away the grass. And when I got Into the same Ma rouldn't come no more. And always phase me on to git Her someihln' at the store. I wlRht "at I was bla; enough To go to war. fer then I wouldn't have to ko to church, Nor aay my prayers agen. Pink Mead oadn't been livlnir In Brooklyn very long. nd be wasn't quite sure that be was at the right street as he signaled the conductor and worked bis way off the crowded car. It was one of those foggy, mysterious nights of early spring when every bare twig drips moisture. As the car bowled heavily away Pink found himself In unrecognizable sur roundings. Then De tnougnc ne saw fence he recognized and started gayly down the street toward his new noara- ine house, half a block away. . He hadn't taken a dozen steps, bow ever, before be bad a queer, pervading certainty that be was wrong. The fog was setting thicker every second. TTo nansed. then started forward and naused again. Just then a rirl's voice balled him. . "fih Mr-. Mead! Is that yon?" It asked. It was a tbrillingly sweet voice a voice that would have appealed to Pink under any circumstances and one that no man was apt to forget . Yet Pink was sure that this waa the flrst time that he had ever beard It. and how had its owner known his name? He stopped abruptly, with his hand on the fence. Through a shallow depth of shrub bery and lawn be caught the dim out lines of a strange porch. It was not the boarding bouse porch; of that he was sure, for the posts of th hnnrdintr house norch were set two i a by two. Nor was It the boarding bouse. front yard. There was a scurry of gravel, and almost before Pink had had time to BE AS SILENT AS YOU CAJf. Dr. Brady will answer all questions perulning to health. If your ques tion is of general Interest it mill be answered through these columns; If not it win be answered personally if stamped, addressed envelope is enclosed. jraercy akv-nrumber.fcini with ford county, Kentucky. They have! I)r. Brady will not prescribe for Individual cases or make diagnoses. Ad- - rTsnrif i rn azjuruir far. blb- jii t ur ranffniftrv- J dreas all ietters to Dr. .WJJUam Brady, care of The Argus, Rock Island, IlL Another Notifying Committee. "Well, sir," said the fair maiden's father when the young man had been ushered into the private office, -"what Is your business with me?" "I have been appointed to serve as a committee of one to notify you that you have been nominated to become my father-in-law." What He Had Done. "What have you ever done for me?" complained the young man whose fa ther had chlded him for his Inability to get ahead. "Well, I kept your mother from nam ing you Percy or Clarence." The Only Way. "Come now. Johnny." said the teach er, "tell us how Washington crossed the Delaware." "On a pass." said Johnny, whose fa- tner was a member of the legislature. School 8ystem at Fault Again. "Say, pa, what's an idiom?" "That's the Latin meanin for more than one Idiot. I don't know what you're goln' to school for if they don't learn you them kind of things there." The Real Terror. "Come around tomorrow evening." she said. "Father will be away." "No," he replied. "I most beg that you will excuse me. But If that butler of yours ever has a night off I wish you'd let me know." Dr. Kenneth Junor of . New York claims to have discovered a new treat ment successfully applied in a num ber of cases of internal cancer. Franklin Pa.. News has built a new- home, providing a separate oflice for each, member of the staff. affirm his identity be was looking- down into the eyes of a girl who he instantly decided was a queen. She was small and lithe and dark. with eyes that were all the larger be cause -of the night and the fog. She looked up Into his eyes with a half smile for a second, then, suddenly startled, repeated: . "Oh. Mr. Mead, Is that your This time Pink didn't hesitate. He had his hat off instantly. "luat is my name," he answered blithely, "and you don't know how de lighted I am to meet you. Miss" Th girl raised her chin and turned her eyes aslant as one does who listens. "Sh" she warned him ; "not so loud!" Again Pink experienced that creep ing sensation of there being a mistake somewhere, but at the same moment the girl swept open the gate. "Come in," she said in that thrilling voice of hers; "we're ell ready for you." "That's awfully good of you." an swered Pink, hesitating; "but you see, I'm not exactly dressed for calling. However, if you" The girl smiled at him and started up the path. He followed. - He bad always been of a sensitive and Impressionable nature, despite his young and lusty six feet and his heart was beating fast It was the long deferred adventure the romance Just touched with danger that h,e had dreamed about ever since he was old enough to dream at all. He braced his shoulders. He cast a quick glance to either side nd sniffed the coot fragrance of the dripping shrubbery. "This is almost dramatic," be said as he caught up with the girl on the porch steps. I "They didn't tell me you'd be so late," she thrilled softly. "They.'" he asked, with a little laugh. "Who are these mysterious they?" The girl looked at him with a min gling of surprise and annoyance, then slowly smiled. "You Joke." she whispered: "for them It's tragedy." The Inst word caught Pink fairly. . For the fraction of a second it wilted him. and he felt an odd. trembling twitch at the base of his skull. When he recovered himself the girl! uau tiptoed across the porch und open ed a broad front door. He had scarce ly reached her side before she switch etl on a dim light in the ball and lert the porch in darkness. I'ink groped for words, but the girl turned with ber finger on ber lips. She looked so altogether frail and elf in as she stood there that the young man felt a . momentary impolae to gather her. Into his arms for protec tion. He could put un a nrert-r ft-h on her behalf, be told himself. I in spite of the strangeness of the uuur ana ma - recentlon. them itseir to suggest the ' setting "or a drama. , Apart from the dim red light that glowed overhead, the place had all the appearance of the ordinary com fortable borne. To the right was a batrack. on which bung curiously a rather too generous supply of bats and coats. There was nothing about this raiment to Indicate that their owners differed widely from Pink himself velvet al- pines, derbies and one silk bat bang ing arrogantly on the highest hook. To the left where he felt must be the parlor, a couple of sliding doors which were not quite closed disclosed a strip of impenetrable blackness. In spite of himself, be stared at this fringe of mystery with a twinge of hypnotic interest then started visibly as be cangbt an almost inaudible sound of movement It was a very little sound! It was something as though bare feet bad been shifted on carpet or gar ments bad been displaced by aa invol untary movement of the body. He looked quickly at the glrL Ebe seemed more beautiful than ever dressed simply in some veil-like staff, her long black hair crowning her small face and falling in two heavy braids to ber waist. He saw now bow intent ber large eyes were, and the blood rushed to his cheeks as be saw the trace of a mock ing smile on ber lips. "You look as though you were fright ened." she whispered so softly that he . could hardly hear her. And then: "You're perfectly free, Mr. Mead, to go or remain." "Count on me." whispered Pink se riously. And once more there seemed . to be mockery In the girl's smile. For a moment they stood looking at' ' each other steadily, as young people of opposite sexes are apt to do when the hour is late and hall lights are duo. Then the girl said: " And since yon are so brave, Mr. Mead, you will go upstairs and take the first room to the right Be as si lent as you can." She reflected a mo ment while she looked at Mead curi ously and added as if by afterthought: "Of course you'll defend yourself lf if Good nigbtl" She suddenly turned and gilded be tween the sliding doors to the left Scarcely pausing, be began to mount the stairs. The first room to the right which the girl bad Indicated, was apparently a small bedroom. This much he gather ed as be groped about it in the dark ness. He felt a chair, a bed, a dresser. He had no matches, and be passed his hand over the wall in search of the electric light switch. He found it seemingly at last and gave it a quick pressure. Instead of the flood of light he expected, be heard a strident ring in a distant part of the house, and he desisted. Moreover, be wasn't sb sure now that he wanted light If he was to be a target for unknown peril be didn't see why be should illu minate himself. A shuffling step approached the door, and he caught the faint brushing sound of a hand groping for the knob. The band rested on the knob, there Vas a muttered exclamation, and the " footfalls shuffled rapidly away. Pink slid over to the door and listened. . A little farther down the ball an other door was opened and closed. There followed an interval of heavy silence, then something that again set Mead's blood to leaping, but this time with a sense of outrage and shame. It was a low, chuckling laugh. When Pink Mead awoke next morn' ing, still fully dressed and highly on comfortable from having passed the Eight in a chair, he first sensed the fa miliar aroma of coffee and sausages. He looked about him. The chamber where he found him self, if small, was conventional and Immaculate. Glittering sunlight was streaming through the window, and a he came into full mastery of his sight he looked out upon a familiar land scape. Thus fear and mystery had fled with the night such things could never lurk in a room so clean and bright Still, where was he. and how, and why? And who was the girl? He met her In the lower hall, where he had left her the night before. Sne was looking more charming than ever. "We were all so frightened yester day," she said, "when the boarding bouse caught fire and right next door!" "My boarding house?" gasped Mead. "And I hope you won't be too un comfortable here," the girl went on. while they're getting things intosnpe again. They said that they'd tele-, phoned you. But really, last nlgbt you acted like a roan In a trance. Cow In and meet my sont who was asleep last night when you came." There was a chuckling laugh on tba stairs behind them, and Mead turned to see a mild, thin man whom he hd often encountered In the street cars. "And Mr. Johnson," the girl added, " fellow boarder." , June 18 in American History. 177S-farmsh army evacuated Philadel phia. 1S64 Grant's troops made ineffectual assaults upon the Confederate in trenebments at Petersburg. TM First Maine heavy artillery lost C3 ln one brief charge out of WX en" gaged. 1911 James Proctor Knott, ex-govef nor of Kentucky, noted character in the civil war, died; born 1S29- nothlngja the,appearance.o.f. thft.liaul, was All the news all the time. T& 0