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THE ROCK ISLANTf ARGUS, SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 1912.
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Saturday, March 23, 1912,
Roosevelt declares the people should
rule but he thinks he Is the people.
Cheer up. Tou will soon be hunting
the shady side of the street to talk
about the weather of last winter.
The side slashed skirt is to be sprung
by the dressmakers this summer
Takes something desperate to keep up
interest during a presidential year.
Democracy can Indeed congratulate
Itself on having men of the caliber of
Alschcler, Caldwell and Dunne as gu
bernatorlal candidates. Their mental
capacity is all the more notable when
compared with the brood of politicians
aspiring on the other side.
A Judge of Sterling, 111., fined his
own wife $25 for Interfering with his
court and pleading the cause of a pris
oner at the bar. Considering that the
judge will likely have to pay the fine
out of his own pocket, It shows he is
a courageous man.
As the returns are coming in It looks
as though Mr. Roosevelt can not be
nominated, but that he will make such
a hole In M r. Taft's campaign and such
a crimp in his running that it will make
it Just that much easier for any demo
crat nominated in opposition to the
sitting president to be elected.
A gentleman out riding in one of the
parks in Brooklyn observed a mnawr
horse with a vehicle coming In bis di
rection. He Joined In the chase and
at the psychological moment Jumped
from the back of his own horse to the
back of the runaway and brought the
scared animal to a full stop. This man
ought to Jiae ci Carnegie nieda or
should toe able to secure a job in a
The cleverest thing that has been
said of President Madero U the de
scription of him by a Mexican at a tea
man as a little tyrant in the shoes of
a big one. At this distance It does
not appear that the Madero variety of
republic differs much from the Diaz
variety, but Madero is a man of medi
ocre caliber, while the man he dis
placed, military despot though he was.
Is Indisputably one of the great men
of the world. '
This thing of having your clothes
brushed lg an awful nuisance. When
you go to the metropolitan hotels you
are xnet at every turn or corner by
some lackey who Insists on brushing
your clothes. Senator Hi am an. at
Blnghampton, Is', Y., however, had a
novel experience In this line the other
day. As he was stepping off a train
and starting across the tracks a loco
motive going at a high speed came
so close to blm that it brushed his
clothes. While the senator is probably
opposed to having his clothes brushed
In a hotel by a lackey, he might pre
fer that to having his clothes brushed
by is locomotive engineer with a swift
ly moving engine.
THE CORPORA TIOX INCOME TAX.
'The house of representatives Tues
day passed the democratic measure
. extending the corporation Income tax
to individuals and partnerships.
The till bad to run the fire of an
attack from the republican aide, di
rected against its constitutionality.
. That It will withstand assault in the
courts. In the doubtful event of Its
paasace In the senate and approval by
; the president, 1 the firm belief of the
leading constitutional lawyers on the
When the United States supreme
court In fl85 knocked out the income
tax law it did not invalidate all un-
, apportioned taxes on incomes or on
. corporations or persons or their busi
ness as measured by income. "We
hav considered the act only in re
spect of the tax on income derived
' from real eetate and from Invested per
sonal property." said Chief Justice Put
; lor In the majority opinion, "and have
: not commented on ao much of it as
' bears on gains or profits from busi
ness, privileges pr employments. In
view of the Instances In which taxation
oa business, privilege or employments
bas assumed the guise of an excise
tax and been sustained as such.
In bis speech accepting the republi
can nomination for president, Mr. Taft
aid that la tits Judgment an income
tax ''can be devUed which, under the
i decisions of Jthe supreme court, will
conform to the constitution.' Mr.
Taft's Idea waa exactly that which the
democrats have adopted in the meas
ure just passed this week, that the tax
is an excise tax. as was the excise tax
Imposed on sugar In ike Spanish a
a tax which, -was curtained by the su
preme court. The corporation tax ad
Tocated by Mr. Taft and sustained by
the supreme court similarly was an
The measure as passed seeks to
shift to wealth the burden now borne
by poverty. It la designed to produce
$50,000,000 to $60,000,000 a year rev
enue, not to enable the federal govern
ment to enlarge Its expenditures, but
to enable It to wipe oat the tax on u
gar and reduce the cost of this product
to consumers by 1 cents a pound, ef
fecting a saving to them of more than
$110,000,000 a year.
THE NOX-PAUTISAN JUDICIARY.
Those staunch republican journals,
the Peoria Herald-Transcript and the
Quincy Whig, have reiterated their
positions editorially In support iof
the principle that Judge George A,
Oooke of Aledo should be reelected
to the supreme court of Illinois from
the Fourteenth district, on the
ground that the non-partisan spirit
must be maintained In the Judiciary.
The Argus has already published the
formal declarations of both these
esteemed and recognized republican
newspaper authorities, but both have
since further emphasized their posi
tions, to the end that there may be
no misunderstanding on the subject.
Down In Peoria they do say that
It is the first time within the mem
ory of the present day generation of
readers of the Herald-Transcript that
it has supported a democrat for any
office. Some weeks ago the Herald-
Transcript declared Itself positively
and the present week It had the fol
lowing further on the subject.
"In the midst of these times when
the judiciary of the country Is be
ing subjected to close scrutiny and
free criticism it should be a matter
of pride to the state of Illinois that
a member of Its supreme court has
given such excellent service to the
people that his candidacy for reelec
tion is meeting with approval regard
less of psrty lines. Such a man is
George Cooke, whose term to fill a
vacancy is now expiring and who is
before the people for judgment as
to his continuance on the supreme
bench for another term. j
"The Herald-Transcript believes
that the supreme judicial tribunal of
a great state should be above the con
sideration of partisanship that the
Judge who has made good and proven
true to his high office should be re
tained in the public service without
regard to his previous party affilia
tions. For that reason the Herald
Transcript has no hesitancy In ad
vocating the reelection of George
Cooke, democrat, as a member of
the supreme court of Illinois. He has
been an Impartial, courageous and
efficient judge, a credit to both the
court and the people of the state."
Comes now again the Qulncy
Whig, too, following up Its original
stand with this new declaration:
Justice George A. Cooke of
Aledo, who was elected in Septem
ber, 1909, to fill the unexpired term
of the late Justice Guy C. Scott, Is
the democratic candidate for reelec
tion for Judge of the supreme court
for this district. Although Justice
Cooke has been upon the supreme
bench but little over two years, his
work has attracted the favorable at
tentlon of the bar of the state and
his fitness for the position is well,
"While Judicial positions in this
state are generally regarded as non
partisan and party politics do not fig
ure to so great an extent in the se
lection of members of the bench the
judges are elected as candidates of
political parties and it is alwavs re
garded as a mark of high esteem
when a Judge by virtue of the rec
ord he has made has received the
unqualified endorsement of leading
newspapers of other parties than his
own. This high honor has been paid
to Justice Cooke, and below are ex
tracts from editorials of some of the
leading newspapers of the state
which have endorsed the record of
Justice Cooke and urged his reelec
The Whig thereupon reproduces
the original editorials of the Chicago
Kecord-Herald. the Springfield Jour
nal and the Aledo Tiroes-Record, all'
stalwart republican papers in sup
port of Its own position.
The attitude of these distinguished
newspapers is sssuredly gratifying to
Judge Cooke's host of friends and
admirers throughout the district. Ir
respective of politics, who believe In
his worth and beyond this believe in
the principle that In the personnel of
the highest judicial tribunal in the
state, both political parties should
As at present constituted there are
five republicans and two democrats
on the bench. The retirement of
Judge Cooke would accordingly leave
but one democrat, In Judge Farmer,
to six republicans. While It Is not
for an Instant presumed that the
political composition of the bench
would Influence decisions, the court
would not be so apt to be subjected
to the criticism of being topheavy
with any one particular political
faith if the present ratio Is main
tained. The people themselves be
lieve In this principle, and tho law
so contemplated when it set the time
for the election of members as far
away from the general elections as
possible and fixed a different day of
the week from that on which the
people are accustomed to voting in
general elections of a strictly polit
The principle is absolutely right
and is' being magnificently upheld by
some of the leading republican news
papers In the state In their advocacy
of the return of Judge Cooke to the
seat on the bench which he has so
handsomely graced and for which he
has in so marked a degree proven bis
Peoria on Cash Call Basis.
Peoria, March 23. Members
the Peoria Board ot Txtde fcr
Dear Mrs. Thompson: I am 15 years
old and have dark iair and brown
eyes. What color of suit and ribbons,
would be nice for Easter?
The shade of the skin decides the
colors that can be worn. If your skin
is light, wear any color. If it is dark,
avoid lavender and dark red.
Dear Mrs. Thompson: I am 11
years old. What should I serve for a
party after Easter? Please tell me
something that will make my hair
Serve cold meat, Parker House rolls.
olives and French pastry. For the
hair take three ounces of pulverized
sage and turn a pint of cold, soft water
over it. Steep it for 10 minutes in a
covered pan. Strain it off and add a
teaspoonful of pulverized borax and
the same quantity of salt Put in a
bottle and apply every night and morn
o o o
Dear Mrs. Thompson: I am 17 years
old. One evening after church a young
gentleman asked to accompany me
home, and I allowed bim to do so. I
want to go with him. Please tell me
how to manage it.
The young man is the one to make
the advances in. friendship. Wait un
til he does.
Dear Mrs. Thompson: Is it proper
for a girl past 16 to go to dances? If
so, what ahall I wear? Is it proper for
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington. March 21. That the
beneficiaries of special privilege in
this country cling to the protective
principle with a fervor that amounts
almost to fanaticism, and that they
will go almost to any length to pre
vent the slightest break in the protec
tive wall behind which they gouge
their profits from American consum
ers, is illustrated by the testimony at
a recent hearing before the house
committee on expenditures in the navy
department, of which Congressman
Ruf us Hardy is chairman.
The hearing was on the proposal to
grant American registry to a small
Norwegian boat called the- "Kit,"
which had applied for the privilege
of carrying mall to Alaska in the win
ter time. On account of the 4ce it was
shown that certain towns in Alaska
could get mail only about once in two
months, and that they were ehut oft
from freight and fresh food supplies
seven "months in the year. The own
er of the Norwegian boat, which is of
the "ice breaker" type, said that he
could get through to Nome on regu
BlILDIXG TRl'ST HUSTLES.
Immediately, representatives of the
American ship building trust hurried
to Washington to block him. From
these men Mr. .Hardy and the members
of his committee learned that no
American ever had applied for the Job;
that none wanted it, end that none
probably ever would apply fot it.
'This being true," asked Mr. Hardy,
"why do :you object? Where is the
harm in giving this Norwegian a
C. B. Lamont an officer of the Mor
an ship ibuilding company of Seattle,
who was testifying, answered as fol
lows: "The harm is this: that you are set
ting a precedent You are allowing a
foreign boat to come in and enjoy the
privilege of American registry."
Here Is another interesting excerpt
from the testimony:
Mr. Hardy: "Suppose you were in
Alaska 0s an American citizen, and
you found that nobody from American
ship yards is going to build a boat, but
bere is a man who says he will go in
and bring you mail and supplies in the
winter time. Now as man to man I
ask you Jf you would be In favor of
letting bim come. Try to divest your
self of the position of representing
certain interests, and try to stand by
The North Dakota Returns
The North Dakota verdict is a cer
tificate of the value of candor and
courage in politics. Mr. La Follette
had no broken pledges to explain
away. He has made no false pretenses.
He baa made no in-and-out campaign.
He has been consistent in his attitude.
He proposed a socialistic revolution
without subterfuge or disguise. He
stood up and fought for bis Ideas and
Gross as are the political errors of
the people of North Dakota destruc
tive as they are to the national wel
anlmous vote yesterday adopted the
rules as compiled by the cash call
market committee appointed some
time ago. A committee composed of
N. R. Moore; chairman, J. H. Ridge
and B. E. Miles was named to have
control of the market during the en
suing year. The committee an
nounced that the cash call market
will be made a part of the local board
a girl to ask a young man to dance
with her In lady's choice who hasn't
asked her to dance with aim?
With your mother's consent it Is
proper to occasionally accompany a
respectable young man to a dance.
You should have a pretty dress made
for such occasions. Get the style from
any of the fashion magazines. If you
feel that the young man has purposely
avoided you, do not ask for a dance
o o o
Dear Mrs. Thompson: Please tell
me how to make marshmallow cake.
MRS. F. R. L.
Take one-half cupful of butter, one
and one-half cupfuls sugar, one-half
cupful of milk, two cupfulB of flour,
three teaspoonfuls of baking powder.
one-quarter of a teaspoonful of cream
of tartar, the whites of five eggs and
one teaspoonful of vanilla. Bake In
shallow pans and put marshmallow
cream between the layers and on top.
To make marshmallow cream, put
three-quarters of a cupful of sugar
and one-quarter of a cupful of milk
in a saucepan, beat slowly to a boil
ing point without stirring and boll
six minutes. Break a quarter of a
pound of marshmallows In pieces and
melt in a double boiler. Add two
tablespoonfuls of hot water and cook
until the mixture is smooth. Then
add the hot syrup gradually, stir
ring constantly. Beat until cool
enough to spread and then add one-
half teaspoonful of vanilla.
Mr. Lamont: "I have as good a
right to think about the American ship
building industry as about the people
of Alaska, and when I see somebody
who Is going to establish a precedent
dangerous to American labor
PROTECTING AMERICAN LABOR,
Mr. Hardy: "Now you speak of pro
tecting American labor. As a matter
of fact Isn't it true that most of the
men employed on the boats your com
pany builds are Japanese and Chi
Mr. Lamont: "I don't know that
your statement is true."
Mr. Wickersham: (Mr. Wlckersham,
also a member of the committee, is the
delegate from lAlaska.) "Well I can
assure you, Mr. Lamont, that the state
ment is true."
At this point Congressman Greene,
of Massachusetts, also a member of
the committee, tried to help out Mr.
lamont by asking him if there wasn't
danger, in the event the Norwegian's
request Were granted, that he would
have the right to go into the whale
bone industry. He painted a vivid
word picture of the danger from this
COMPETITION AS IT IS.
"Here comes-this Norwegian," he
exclaimed, "and enters into competi
tion with American vessels and Ameri
can owners and American labormen
who have sacrificed years in establish
ing that trade. This Norwegian
comes In then and grabs American
money and American profit with a ves
sel in the building of which not a
dollar is spent for the benefit of the
American working man, a vessel
brought In to the disadvantage of
Mr. Wickersham: "Just a minute,
Mr. Greene. May I ask you If you
know how many vessels are engaged
in the whale bone trade on the Pacific
Mr. Greene: "No sir, I do not know.
Mr. "Wickersham: "Then I desire to
inform you that there are none."
Mr. Greene: "Well, I am dead oppos
ed to this bill anyway."
This testimony shows that whenever
-there is an effort made to. break down
the protection wall, even slightly, the
representatives of special privilege
are right on the Job, raising their old
cry of "seeking to protect American
They did not fool Congressman
Hardy. He tore their arguments to
shreds, and then recommended that
the owner of the "Kit" be given per
mission to carry mail and supplies to
the shut-in Alaskans.
fare, and to their own welfare first
of all they take their politics seri
They show little or nothing of the
vaudeville spirit of the average Roose
velt whooper hereabouts. Their def
inition of the statesmanship Is not
"something new every minute." Great
as are their errors, they hold them
with sober minds.
To uch a people Mr. Roosevelt,
with his dodges and his quibbles, does
not appeal. When given a choice be
tween a sincere radical and a radical-
to-win they prefer the genuine article
and reject Mr. Roosevelt
rivalry is expected over who will ef
fect the first sale.
Melville, Sask. The body of a man
found on the Grand trunk Pacific
tracks near here was Identified as that
of Rev. Joseph Czerkowsky, a priest
or tne Greek Catholic church. J. A.
Uzischuk, a farmer, was arrested and
charged with having murdered the
priest and placed bis corpse on the
9r VTCAf M. SMITH
IT always makes a woman mad to
nna mat ner nusbana tuts told tne
lead secret she has disclosed to him.
The woman with a large front porch
wldom loves her neighbors' dogs.
Some women are born good looking;
Fibers learn to be good cooks.
We may not know what is good for
is, bnt we might If we saw It oftener.
We probably won't worry about the
future after we are dead.
A woman who doesn't like to talk
si doing up her hair.
It Is hard for most of ns to realize
hast how much plenty of money Is.
Good luck seems to be the birthright
f the man who is unafraid.
It Is easy enough to be brave when
rou have plenty of backing.
. Jobs may come and jobs may go, bnt
grocery bills can't go on forever.
Although tho day to quite remote
On which wo east tho f esttv vote,
8o much excitement nils the air
That really wo have some to spare.
So fierce and frenzied la the talk
That one can scarcely take a walk
' Without absorbing as ho goes
A lot that soma one thinks ho knows.
In olden times wo used to watt
Until they named the candidate,
TJntll wo ventured sides to take
And tried to keep ourselves awake
In thinking If tho saint would win
Or If the monster would get In.
But now we must with noise break out
Before tho proper time to shout.
What's tho excitement, anyway?
And roally what Is there to pay?
It's true Indeed that quite a string
Of bully boys are In the ring.
But Where's tho meat and whero's the
In all this flow of printer's Ink.
As though the country would not thrive
With any one who might arrive?
This pre-conventlon language flow
Will It decrease or will It grow,
Die slowly as we go along.
Or will tho second wind get strong?
If now we cannot rest our ears
For arguments and doubts and fears
What will It be, 1 ask you, pray.
When tho campaign la under way?
Thirty years ago.
"Why do you vote that ticket?"
"Because It is the ticket my father
voted, and what was good enough for
him Is good enough for me."
"Young man, why do you vote that
"Because It is the opposition to the
side my dad is on."
"I am so sorry for myself."
1 dont blame you."
"The case is bad enough. Isn't It?"
"Yes; I think every one should have
a little sympathy, and I don't know of
anybody else who ie sorry for you.
Their mirth had not a bound.
Fast flew the merry Joke.
And so the bowl went round
And so the man went broke.
How He Felt.
"You seem rath
er flushed this
"Yes; I took
two bottles of
"And you feel
like a new man."
"I do. To prove
it I am going to
lick the man who
sold it to me.
Off with your
-. Getting Near.
"Can't I sell you a piano?"
"Yes, if you will sell it on time."
"What are your financial responslbil
"I am acquainted with a man who
knows the president of a bank."
"I took time by the forelock."
"Oh, did yon? What happened?"
"Er what do you think?"
"Give it up."
"The old fellow had a wig."
"A penny for your thoughts, Marlon.1
"That is all they are worth, Charley.'
"Oh. I don't know."
"I was thinking of you."
If Not Their Own?
"Women always have their
way. Do you think It Is right?"
"Well, whose way should they have.
"I am the big noise."
"I beard you had been exploded.''
I always leave my rubbers homo
If there la to bo a thaw.
And when I wear them, goodness ma,
The day turns cold and raw!
I sometimes wonder if I'm dense
Or fcut a trifle shy In ssoaa.
The Canny Agent
"Do you suffer here from miasma?"
asked the visitor to Swampville as he
looked over the villa plot proposition in
that charming suburb.
"No," replied the agent "Fact is.
never knew you had the asthma."
A Dilemna By Louise Eevere.
copyrighted. lilt by Associated Literary Bureau.
At the fall of the second empire of
France, when Napoleon III was de
throned, the communists of Paris took
possession of the city. They compris
ed that element which brought about
the reign of terror during; the French
uprising against the Bourbons in the
previous century, only the former rev
olutionists were led by a mingling of
patriots and demagogues, while the
latter were led by impractical idealists.
Among these commune leaders was
a young artist, Gaston Boyer, who was
as much of a poet as an artist There
Is something fascinating In the enthu
siasm of these dreamers who would
bring about a Eutopla. At any rate,
Boyer was much beloved by all who
knew him. Mile. Adele Bolvissant, a
person of very different ideas from
bim, met and fell In love with bim
and, her love being returned, after
their engagement did all she could te
eradicate his wild notions.
However, at the first movement of
the commune In 1S70 Boyer threw him
self Into it and became the captain of
one of the bands or companies in that
force which obtained the control of
Paris. For several days they held the
power to Inaugurate any governmental
system they chose and had they be
gun to lay the foundations for such a
system would undoubtedly have held
It longer. But, having reached a point
where their dreams must either be
come a realization or fall to pieces, like
the wave that trembles before it
breaks, the communists, not knowing
what to do with their power, remain
ed Inactive, let it fall and went down
with it to their ruin.
Earing the last struggle with those
who were striving to place France
again under a governing power Gas
ton Boyer was dangerously wounded.
Being nearer the residence of his
fiancee than his own home, he told
those who were dragging him from j
the clutch of the victors to carry him
there. They did so. Mile. Bolvissant
received him and, finding that he was
bleeding profusely, hurried out to se
cure the services of a Burgeon.
This was just preceding that slaugh
ter of communists which was the most
pitiful accompaniment of any modern
revolution. The prisons were filled with
them, and In groups they were taken
out into the yards, placed with their
faces against a wall and Bhot down
without mercy. In the general massa
cre even children were made to suffer
with Jhe rest This method of destroy
ing anarchy Is a bloody page In the his
tory of government
Gaston Boyer, fighting desperately
and holding his men together at the
barricade he defended, was a marked
man to his enemies. The officer who
led a battalion of Infantry against bim
when he took the barricade sent Lieu
tenant Bertrand with a file of men to
get possession of the communist who
had given them so much trouble. Ber
trand had to fight his way after those
who were carrying Boyer, but managed
to keep them in sight and saw them
bear him into the home of his fiancee.
Entering the bouse, the lieutenant
found a surgeon there with Instruments
pertaining to his profession in his
hands, but no one else.
How now, M. le Docteur?" ex
claimed the lieutenant "What are you
doing here without a single patient
when so many wounded men are need
ing your attention elsewhere?"
I was just going out to serve the
poor fellows when you entered."
That story will not go down with
me. A wounded communist nas been
carried here, one of the most stubborn
of the lot. It is evident that you have
been treating him. Where la be?"
"If you think there Is any one here
you want all you have to do is to search
"And so I will."
Bertrand sent his men up and down
stairs. Instructing them to ransack ev
ery corner, while he reserved for him
self a bedroom out of which be bad
seen the doctor coming when he en
tered the house. He opened a closet
door, looked behind a lounge and lifted
the valence of a bed. From the latter
place be dragged forth Mile. Boivis
8 ant, trembling like a leaf and pale as
Now the searcher by this discovery
was thrown off the scent at the moment-
when he was within a few feet
of the man he sought. Boyer had been
carried into the room and, at the mo
ment the surgeon, who bad just arriv
ed, was attempting to stop the flow ot
blood from the communist's wound,
there came up the sound ot armed men
"Heavensr exclaimed Adele. "What
shall we do?"
"There la but one hope," said the
surgeon. "Let me lift him .under the
bed. Possibly they may not think of
looking there for a brave man."
With help Boyer got under the bed.
Then the surgeon suggested that Adele
go under it with bim and bold a towel
up against the wound t stanch the
flow of blood with the hope of preserv
ing her lover from death. She suc
ceeded in doing so. and at the same
moment the surgeon passed out of the
"There is a game here," said the lieu;
tenant. "Doubtless, mademoiselle, you
are concealing a lover, but I am at a
loss to understand why you should con
Adele stood shivering, but made so
reply. She expected every moment
that Bertrand would look under the
Led. But small things will often turu
the course of events, 'ibe finding of
a girl instead of a man directed the
course of the searcher's thoughts In a
different channel. He had had. no
thought of finding a badly wouuded
man under the bed.' He bad looked
there as a timid woman would do the
same thing, not expecting to find a
burglar, but to satisfy herself that no
burglar is there. A puzzle occupied
the lieutenant's mind. Why had the
girl hid from him?.
lx you know where the communist
who ' was carried in here la to be
found?" he asked Adele.
A still more Important problem than
the one that occupied Bertrand's mind
confronted Adele. If she denied know
ing what he asked he would continue
his earch. She might say that her
lover had been spirited away. In that
case Bertrand would force ber into
showing him where he had been taken.
This might save Boyer from being
shot, but he would likely bleed to
death. What should she do? She
must take a risk. The surgeon knew
his patient's condition, and there was
a possibility that be would see ber
leave the premises with the soldiers
and go to Beyer's rescue. All thl9
flashed through Adele's brain instan
taneously. She resolved to clinjr to the
one chance. She admitted that she
knew of the communist's whereabouts.
Cocking his pistol, the officer pointed
it at her and told her to show him th
way. "He can't have gone far." h
added, "in his condition."
"No," gasped Adele mechanically
She led him downstairs and out
through a back door Into a yard that
opened on an alley way. While doing
so she looked about her to see if there
was any one in the house who would
care for her wounded lover. Not a
soul appeared. The fighting in the
neighborhood bad scared all away. She
hoped she might catch a glimpse of the
surgeon, but he was nowhere to bo
seen. Doubtless he had gone out and
was ministering to other wants than
those of the man upstairs alone under
the bed. The poor girl was taking the
only chance to save her lover's life,
but she was oppressed with the thought
that she was leaving bim to die alone.
In the yard she stood still, not know
ing just what to do. She looked up at
the rear of the dwellings on either side
of the house ghe had ,efti hopJng she
might see some one to whom she might
communicate by ei?n a request to go
in and succor her lover. But the at
tention of all was upon the street
where the firing had not yet ceased,
and had she seen any one how could
she make bim understand?
."Lead on!" thundered the lieutenant,
aiming to terrify her.
Adele went through the opening
leading out to the alley and, turning,
passed to the street. There she was
about to lead the officer farther when
he stopped her.
"It is absurd for you to try to make
me believe that a wounded man would
be carried so far. This fellow is doubt
less very near, and you know it Take
me to him or I will blow out your
lie looked at her so fiercely that shti
was half incliued to believe he would.
But Just then there was a rattle of
musketry very near them, and a crowd
of communists came running past
them wild with terror. Adele was
knocked off ber feet nnd, getting up,
yielded to a desperate resolve. With
out looking for Bertrand she joined the
communists in their mad flight
Having escaped from the officer, she
went around the block nnd Into a house
near her own, from wWcm-e she sent a
messenger to learn if it would be safe
for her to go home. The messenger
came back and reported tliut the bouse
was deserted. Taking the risk of Der
l rand's having returned to seek her,
!ie went home and looked under the
bed where she had left her lover. He
was not there.
She was encouraged. It was likely
that help had come to him, and yet ho
might have been discovered and car
ried away to prison. Goiiif? downstairs
she was about to leave the house when
tho surgeon entered. Sbc stood look
ing at him in an agony of suspense.
"He Is saved." he said, "and by your
presence of mind."
"I lurked near till I saw you go out
with the officer. Then, summoning as
sistance, we carried the wounded man
through the yard after you hod left it
to a bouse, where I succeeded in tak
ing up the artery thrwU which blood
was escaping and stopped the bleeding.
Come, I will lead yon to fciin."
When the massacre of communists
was over and Paris had settled down
under the republic, one morning a wed
ding party entered the Church of the
Madeleine. The groom was Gaston
Boyer and the bride Adele bolvissant
There was now no danger for either.
After Ibe ceremony the couple depart
ed for I'.rittany. where tho artist re
sumed his legitimate work.
On feature of Paris since the tem
porary triv.mph of communism has
( banged. The east front of the historic
palace of the Tuilleries ia not there.
Hut the fountains play nnd tne chil
dren sport in the garden where it
utood. Yet the reign of kings and the
reign of emperors have ended. A re
public that has taken their place has
lasted forty years. But where Is .hat
Eutopla. thp cotr.mnne? It lived In the
mind of its votaries for many years
to be lifted at lust on to Its pedestal.
But It had no sooner been placed there
than it fell of its own weight Alas,
for the brave men aod women and chil
dren who paid for their vision with
March 23 in American
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1888 Morrltfon P.emiek Waite. distin
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of the United States supreme court,
died: bora 131G.
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thor, died: born 1815.
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captnred by General Frederick
Funston of the United States army.
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