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THE ROCK IS1UAXD ARGUS. THURSDAY, MAY 23, 1912.
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Thursday, May 23, 1912.
Don't be doleful boys. The finest
. rwattlng is yet to come.
Ohio having had all she wanted, the
t big noise goes to New Jersey.
. Wlekershani says he has a strong
: case against the coffee trust.
1 If Ohio was the battle gTound of
modern politics, let us get back to the
old and honorable style.
A man who gave up a sleeping car
berth has received t'J,2 in a will
for It. Kindness is petting to be one
of the most remunerative speculations.
The watermelon and muekmelon sea
son will soon be with u. V 1! pay
the money and take our choice. Aud
ynt the government declares all iot
Vrie to be illegal.
The map of the republican voters
In Ohio are said to be singing the
rioxology not ho much in consequence
1 the result in their own political fam
ily us that It in over.
Henry J. I.yn-h. chief probation of
ferer of Chicago. roiob s iti all serious-
Iit b that tlic riur st ut be legislated
off the motorcycle so that the youths
f.f tho u-lndv iltv rnnnnt t:!t their
-w.cthcrts up and rush away to be
pteiiiaturely married. All right. If
Chicago wnnts such a state law. It
ought to hae it. We might go a littr
further and take the toniieiuis off of
automobiles and stop pa.-scti!. r carry
ing iu aei npiiiiicB, but what is to be
done with the Itilqu. toils trolley ear?
Mraiige. is It not. Iiow the opposition
ADE$," COUNCIL H 20
o the spirit of lion partisanship in the 'etates, which has finally been agreed
hui reuie eli ctions in thfour'h district ! upon by congress, and the further
f Illinois invariably finds vent amendment providing a Fix-year term
somewhere oil U-Me the district. Three ' fr the president and making him in
years bko those who Inaugurated the j eliRihle for re-election, now under
movement in orpoMtkm to Justice fonsiderat ion, are almost sure of rat
fooke. went over ii.to Iowa lo launch ideation by the necessary two-thirds
their little mmpaign. Uurliiwton was I
the center or operations. Hut the dis- I
tri.t stood by Cooke to the tune of
This time when possibility cf opposi
tion seemed so remote us to be hardly
worth consideration, that mysterious
influence that resulted in injecting a
light into the flection came all the
way from N w York with relay at
Now we are told of a meeting of
the newspaper fellows who are for
Judge Crier, having been held. Where?
lii tin- fourth district? Not on your
life. Indeed, over in lia'.esburg,
which is In the adjoiiiiiTg supreme
Evidently the opposition to non-rar-tiHansliip
in the fourth district does
t'ot find favor anywhere within the
:opntituted borders of the district.
It must have its lud&i"S place out
Mde IEYKIXriMi THK AIUVNCT."
Koxy people, those Canadians. They
net up a roar of indignation w hen a
letter w ritten by the president was
published iu w hieh he referred to Can
ida as an "adjunct" of the United
States, in rase the reciprocity treaty
went into effect. Aud all the while they
have hevn quietly working to make
the United States an adjuuet of Cana
da. The cat w as let out of the bag when
It became necessary to make public
the fact that preparations were under
way for guaranteeing $15,000,000 of
bonds which are to be hold to raise
tr.oney for tunn lir.g the St. Iawrence
river at Montreal, for the use of the
Graud Truuk railway. Furthermore,
it is to be noted that there axe five
times as many miles of Canadian-owned
ratlwaM in the United States as
there are mi'.es of American railways
'n Canada. Also, the Dominion govern
ment has suspended the operation of
one of its exclusion laws to permit the
Importation of laborer from the
United States for railroad construction
But its all right. Uncle Sam is
big and strong enough to carry the
Iady of Snows on his shoulder with
out feeling the weight, and gallant
enough to take genuine delight in do
11EST OOUXTBY IN THE WOULD.
In these days of political unrest
and fault finding with existing condi
tions it is refreshing to read a nerd
i .' ane advice from one of the bran
1 ft Americans Richard Olney. Grover
Ui veland's attorney general and sec
retary cf state.
lu his rv-marks at the closing cxer-
eises of the Franklin union, a short
time ago. The Boston Globe report
Mr. Olney as saying:
"America has been famed the world
over as God's own country as a land
of equal opportunity, of even-handed
Justice, of the amplest liberty of
thought and action and conscience
where birth was nothing and merit
everything, and where any man might
hope to receive any reward justified
by his deserts. If that state of things
is to be preserved, or restored, if the
wage earners of this generation want
It for themselves or their children
after them, they must not be content
with the special education needed in
this or that special trade.
"They must not sink the citizen in
the craftsman. They must realise that
to neglect their public duties Is to
noS,ect tb'-ir private interests as well
and tbat. however, desirable to he
mastery of a trade, it is indispensable
to its satisfactory enjoyment that their
rights and powers as citizens and vot
ers be exercised with intelligence and
A charming, able and diplomatic
"first lady of the land" was Dolly Mad
ison, the better half of James Madison,
fourth president of the United States,
whose birthday was celebrated by the
wives and daughters of democratic
statesmen at "Washington.
Dorothy "P. Madison, whom the lad
lea honored as their patron saint, was
born May 20, 1772, and was a buxom
belle of 22, a widow, the relict of one
Todd, when she captured the heart of
the future president. When her bua
band became secretary of state under
Jefferson she began her Telgn at the
White house, which continued during
Madison's two terms as president and
her sway was the golden age of Wash
ington society, never since equaled in
brilliancy. She habitually used snuff.
but it was said that "in her hands the
snuffbox seems only a gracious com
plement with which to charm."
While not of the Intellectual type
she was a born diplomat, and her ami
ability and desire to please transform
ed many of Madison's bitterest ene
mies into firm friends. Madison was
president throughout the period cov
ered by the last war between Great
Britain and the 1'nited States, which
broke out a century ago, and during
these troubled times the administra
tion needed all the supporters that Dol
ly Madison's tact won for it.
Mrs. Madison lived to a ripe old
age dying in 1M9, and maintained her
social supremacy until the last. For
nearly half a century she was the bo-
cial arbiter and set the fashions for all
, America. She was one of those wo-
ho bear testimony upon the
pages of history that woman has a
place In politics, but that she can ac
complish more for her cause by tact
and diplomacy than by standing aide
by side with men at the polls
THK ntoroSKD AMENDMENTS,
The proposed amendment to the
Federal constitution providing for the
eltion of United States senators b
!f'lreet vote of the people of the several
or me states
1 ne 1 nllei states senate, wnicn nas
nereioiore oeen uie eneiiuai uarrier
against me proposed cnange in me
method of electing its members, has
yielded final assent to the change, as
a result of an undoubted popular de
mand following years of discussion in
the press t the country.
The extension of the presidential term
to six years and the provision mak
ing future incumbents of the office in
eligible for re-election will no doubt
meet a readier assent than has been
given to any other change in the con
stitution since its adoption. A first
four-year term in the presidency has
almost invariably tuen made an en
trenched position for the capture of a
second term, to the disadvantage of
the public interest. The recurrent
four-year struggles have also caused
great unsettlement of business. Mon -
ey has been freely ued in large appearing in the Louisville Courier
amounts to coriuptly influence pop-1 . , , ..... j
i i . , , (Journal, under the caption. As Mad
ular choice. The present scandalous
Bcrlmmaee for the renuhlicnn nnm.! March Hare,", and dealing with
i ination between the president and ex -
president seeking a third term in the
, presl,Jtcy in despite of his pledged
wcrd that he would not be a candl-1 "The spectacle of the president of
date, as given an immediate weight : the United States engaged in-an un
aud intensity to the demand for a I seemly public quarrel with an cx-presi-change.
j dent of the United States may be, as
This is shown by the quick prelim- the saying hath It, "A sitht for god's
Inary action taken In congress upon and men," but from the viewpoint of
the recommendation of President Taft.
The average Englishman has a hor
ror of arsenic, but the peasantry in
Austria-Hungary and other parta of
eastern Europe eat It habitually, be
lievlug thut it gives plumpness and
beauty to the figure and longness of
breath. Peddlers sell white arsenic
about the countryside quite without re
striction. The quantities taken are
small, aud so long as the doses are reg
ular no illness results. Once they are
stopped, however, symptoms of" T.Luatlcn than will be any of the spec
nlcal poisoning at oace become mani
fest. Mountaineers in eastern Europe
often take a dose of arsenic before
commencing a climb, and It Is also
customary to give it to horses and dogs
to give brightness and glosa to their
skins. London Chronicle.
The frequency of meteors la at lta
higbe?t toward the end of July and the
beginning ef August. During the first
six months of the year the total num
ber of meteors observed on a clear,
moonless night ia only about six ao
hour. At the beginning of July the fre
quency Increases and attains ita maxi
mum, sixty-nine an boar, on Aug. 10.
The mean for the entire year la twenty-four
meteors an hour. London
Dear Mrs. Thompson: (1) Can rad-j
ium be used to cure cancer? (2)
Is it proper for a man to sit next to
the aiale in a street car when with a
lady? (3) Do you think a young man
of 18 too young to marry when he is
making $4 a day, has figured past a
girl's charms in choosing a wife, and
when he dearly loves the girl and
knows she could make home happy for
(1) Effort to cure cancer by radi
um treatment have proved unsuccess
ful, as radium is too deadly in its
action. Scientists so far have been
unable to find any 6afe way to use rad
ium in medical treatment or surgery.
(2) Yes. (3) A young man of IS may
feel that he is thoroughly prepared to
care for a wife, may be earning enough
to support a home, and may feel that
he has made a sensible choice, but in
spite of all this be too young to marry.
I should consider him at least Ave
years too young. There is no hurry.
Experience alters Judgment and
throws a different light on the rosy
visions of youth.
Dear Mrs. Thompson: I want advice
of a personal nature. If a self-addressed,
stamped envelope is sent, will you
answer direct? ANXIOUS.
Dear Mrs. Thompson:. I am, troubled
with an oily akin. What Is good for
it? MRS. M. L. tl.
Try washing it in oatmeal water.
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, May 21. The demo
cratic house of representatives has
practically completed Us legislative
program for the
and it is on this
Si record of accom
plishment that the
ic party will ask
for support in the
Leaders in the
councils of the par
ty, in pointing to
what the demo
crats have actual
ly done since they
came into power
in the noiin';
emphasis ou tue
fact that every-
CLYDE H. e ,vns promised
TAVENNER beforehand m the
party platform. Ordinarily, there
would be no credit attached to either
an individual or a po'Uical party tor
merely keeping promises, but for the
; last 1G years it has been the .-."timm
. practice to promise certain unrigs in
; the platform, and fien i-Tub; to keep
j those premises after election. The
democrats feel they are entitled to
credit, not altogether for the things
they have done, but because of the '
fact thatjthey gave forcible exprsa'on
to the principle that party promises
are sacred obligations.
I.KK' STHOfi POUT.
Speaker Champ Clark, as leader of
the party in the house, again and atain
emphasized this point. In certain of
WHEN WATTE RSON
WAS AS "MAD AS
j Henry Watterson's famous article
j the performance of former President
! Roosevelt is here republished by re-
a people proud equally of their coun
try's dignity and its power among the
nations of the earth it is tragical.
"One is moved to ask is the White
house worth it to either of them?
"Considered from the viewpoint of
their antecedent relations it ispitiaMe.
It is even ghastly. Yet Mr. Taft might
have taken a shorter cut to the truth.
He might have said:
" 'I personally know that Theodore
Roosevelt ia of unsound mind aud I
refuse to fight a madman.'
That is nearer a just epitome of the
inc cotrou in the Indictment the re
publican party first as most respo-.isi-ble,
and the American people second
as most deeply concerned must draw
against the man whose insatiate thirst
for power and love of display have
brought so great a disgrace upon us.
"If that one of the Caesars who goes
by the name of Nero was insane,
Theodora Roosevelt, aspiring, to be
an imitation Caesar, ia insane.
"He carries all the marks typlcaJ
of the perverted understanding, the
devilish streak of viriousness, the ig
noble malignancy, the logical intensity
and inaccuracy of the lunatic.
"Not one of the Issues he has raised
will support his claim or bear him
out In the argument. His plan of cam
paign from fctart to finish has been
.III "M 1
Ifo. El 1ZA.BETH
Dear Mrs. Thompson: A number of
us girls and boys, aged from 15 to IS,
planned a May walk, and my mother
objected. I asked an older relative
her opinion and she said we ought not
to go without a chaperon. I do not
think it necessary for IS or 20 young
people tojDe accompanied by a chaper
on on an afternoon walk, do you?
Chaperons are always in good form
when young people are out together
However, It Is a growing tendency of
modern youth to dispense with the
chaperon and defy convention. I can
see no harm that would come to so
large a company of young people, but
mother's advice is alwaya wise, you
Dear Mrs. Thompson: Have Ohio
women the right to vote, or is there
a chance of their voting? A. S. D.
The recent constitutional convention
in Ohio made provision to allow the
suffrage question to be put to a vote
in the state. If the constitutional
amendment carries, Ohio women will
be given equal voting rights with men.
the party caucuses, when some of the !
protection democrats of which a scat-
j terlng few remain objected to cuts
in particular tariff schedules, the speak
er practically read the riot act to
the wavering ones.
"We promised to do this," the speaker
shouted cn more thau one. occasion.
"We promised it. Now then, are we
mou of our word, or ?n.- we th?ata and
Here is a list of the Important leg
islation passed by the democratic
house, every line and letter of which
is in exact accordance with the prom
ises made before election:
HI'KAKS KOH I TSELF.
A revision downward of the tariff
An Income tax.
A readjustment of pensions.
I'conomv in the administration of
Direct election of senators.
Employers' liability and workmen's
Improvement of public roads.
These are the important measures
passed by the house, and inasmuch as
the republican senate and republican
president saw fit to stand in the way
of the ultimate passage into law of
j sonle of them, notablv the tariff rtduc
tion bills, the democrats are going to
ask the people next November to re
move these barriers to the final ac
complishment of this program of re
form. CAISF. OF ITUnF.
Every democrat is proud of the rec
ord of the house. They all feci that
never before did the national demo
cratic party stand on such a well de
fined, clear cut Issue. They will ask
the people to endorse not what they
promised, but their actual deeds.
A MARCH HARE
just such an Insane delusion and snare
as a topsyturvy mind would conceive
to be able to deceive; the crazy jungle
hunt; the wild huntsman at home
again; the coy patriotism and prize
fighting exploitation; tne artfully cook
ed up popular demand; the bunco
steering governors; the theatrical
ringmaster, booted and spurred, wait
ing the word; the final bursting of the
star performer into the ring throwing
his hat first in the air and then in the
sawdust and shouting: 'Have at ye
ail, ye bucks in the gallery; mee
foot's upon mee native heath and mee
"That is the long and the short of
it. The man is a maniac. He knows
not clearly what he does or says. Nev
er an utterance of his will bear dis
cussion or dissection Never an act
of his can be defended.
"That he should cast friendship to
the winds, intellectual dignity to the
: doga, his ow n antecedents to kingdom
come were proof enough that he is
mad; as mad as Hamlet.
"That a few self-seeking politicians
and traitorous newspaper editors
should follow him is proof only that
vanity and greed are still factors to
be reckoned with In public life. That
outside of these he gets any votes at
all is proof of the adage that a fool
is born every minute and that the
poorest fake prophet can get up a
religion and any quack doctor a rich
ly profitable patent medicine.
"Let his family and friends take him
to an asylum before he does something
irreparable and it is too late."
Madison, Wis. During the first
three months of operation of the new
weights and measures law this year,
GS.l per cent of the 18.3&5 weights and
measures Inspected by the fctate Ue-
partment were correct.
r DITCAA M. SMITH
WE NEED THEM ALL
H, would that It were always sprlna!"
" A maiden softly sighed.
A man of practical affairs
In words like these replied:
To have it always spring, my dear.
Would never do at all.
We couldn't do without tho cram
That ripens in the fall."
We need the seasons as they coma.
Each In Its special niche
Has something that the world requires
To run without a hitch.
In spring the farmer sows the grain;
In summer's gentle heat
It ripens, so that in the fall
We have enough to eat.
The coal man needs the winter time
With profit on each ton;
The Ice man couldn't get along
Without the summer sun.
Spring has the millinery show.
Our eyes and cash to gain;
In autumn, as we said before.
We reap the golden grain.
And so the seasons come and go
And make the varied year.
For how monotonous 'twould be
Did only one appear!
We do not like an even flow;
Variety we crave.
And every one we can enjoy
If It will Just behave.
' John Interferes.
"Oh, what shall we do now?"
"Why, my dear, what are you weep
ing about Y'
"John, whatever made you go and
have that officer transferred from our
"That policeman. Why, he was im
pertinent, and we couldn't stapd him,
so the captain just had him sent to
"But, John, now the cook'll leave,
and nobody can bake cookies to please
little Jlmmie but her."
Keeping It Quiet,
"My pa don't allow me to play
"But you play it right along."
"Sure! I won forty marbles and a
"Going to tell him?"
'I should say not"
."'Fraid he would lick you?"
"No, but he might take the nickel
"What do you know about this
case?" demanded the gruff lawyer.
"Not very much, I am afraid," re
plied the timid witness.
"Not very much"' thundered the
lawyer. "Why are you here?"
"1 knew considerable about it once
when it was first brought some years
ago. but it has been postponed so many
times I have sort of forgotten what it
The Way She Knew.
"flow do you know Jim is in love
"I can tell."
"By what be says?"
"Dear me. no! By the things he
'"My husband told Uie this morning
that my dresses cost a lot of money."
"What did you tell hiui?"
"I told him they were worth it."
Soma Good Still.
In later life we're slower
To pick a man apart.
For oue may slip In grammar
And have a kindly heart.
A joke's a Joke when the Joke man's
wife just has to laugh at it.
If you do a man a favor, try to for-
get it as quickly as he does.
Always cheer the under dog. It is
safer thau kicking the upper.
Have faith and you shall conquer,
provided always that joh are stronger
and more sudden than the other fel
Some men don't care which side their
bread is buttered ou so long us they
can sneak strawberry jam for one.
The trouble is that too many of our
well intentioned citizens can't dlstin-
guiab between ootoriety and fame.
One of the troubles of boss rule is the
difficulty some have Iu determining
who la boss.
The difficulty about taking a chance
la that you generally find that the
chance was no ehuuee tt all, but a
dead certainty that you lose.
A woman is never content to get the
last word, but always has to rub it in.
When some men get next to a good
proposition they don't sem to hare
sufficient tenacity to stick to it.
"I nnderstnnd your boy Josh la ex
perimenting on the lines 6T erpetuul
"Yes." replied Farmer Corntos-il.
"And I feel some encouraged about It
I thought for awhile th.t the nu'.y
I thiug Josh waa going to take iu was
perpetual reat' Washington Star.
Managed by Fate By Miriam Burnet.
Copyrighted. 1111. by Assoc-tated Literary Bureau.
Edith Germain was strolling on a '
country road. It was summer time,
and Miss Germain was used to getting
out of the city as early as possible in
the spring and remaining as long aa
possible at the end of the leafy season.
She disliked city and loved country
iiiC. Uorn in what is called society. !
she disliked Its hollowuess and left it I
before the annual hegira commenced.
There was that in Mlsa Germain's!
mind on this summer morning which, ;
though it bad been there often before,
was now stronger than ever. She
longed to occupy her natural place as
wife and mother. Twenty-eight years j
old, she was still unmarried. The men
of her acquaintance were society men, !
and. while it Is not at all unusual for I
such persons to be fine fellows, they
are liable to partake of that artiuclal
ity which ia a necessary evil in the so
At any rate, Miss Germain bad not
fancied any of them well enough to
marry him, and most of the men from
whom she might have selected a bus
band were so engrossed with their life
work that she seldom met them. She
was thinking of the prospect before
her of a life entirely different from
what she would wish and wondering
if fate would not rescue her before it
waa too late.
In the distance she saw coming a
man walking idly, as she was doing,
swinging a cane and stopping every
now and again to look after a little
boy, who was playing about him,
climbing fences, running into puddles
and otherwise needing attention. Evi
dently the two were father and son.
Miss Germaiu's heart warmed at the
sihr. How she wished she had a boy
or a girl to walk with her I She
"oh mamma!" moaned tub little fel
low. wouldn't mind the wet, muddy shoes
or the torn garment if she could only
have the companionship of a loved
one. While she waa thinking the com
ers were drawing near. Presently the
boy. running ahead of his father, stop
ped directly iu front of her, looked
steadily ut her. then, throwing out his
arms, ran forward, exclaiming:
Whatever this meant she could not
tell. She did not wish to repulse the
child and received him in her own
arms. The gentleman came on. a won
dering expression in his face. Present
ly be stopped and exclaimed:
It was plain to Miss Germain that
she had been mistaken for another,
and that other was the wife of the man
and the mother of the boy. She hesi
tated what to do or say. She shrank
from disappointing the child, who be
lieved that he had found his mother.
Pho could not very well at the moment
Inform the man of his mistake without
disabusing the boy.
"You see," said the gentleman with
a deep reproach ful n es In his voice
i""d glancing toward his son. "what
you have done.'
"Oh. mamma," moaned the little fel-
; low. "where have you been all the
! There was silence for some moments.
when the man said:
Come back, aud for Roy'a sake all
shall be forgiven."
"Oh, do, mamma do come back! I
miss you dreadfully."
Thus far there had been no necessity
for Miss fJermnln to say auythlng, but
now- bolh the father and the boy were
looking at her. the former curious to
! learn her decision, the latter eagerly,
j it occurred to her that If she could
j gain a little time she might .cause tne
! father to see his mistake without break-
jIIK the matter, at least Immediately,
; 0 t,e UOy.
"You say." she said to the man, "that !
if 1 come Lack nil will be forgiven for !
1 :oy'3 sake. Will it be for his sake j
"You know the breach between ua
and that no wife who has done what
you have done can be the same to he
husband as before."
"Do come back, mammal" The chili?
clung to her as if fearing to lose hei
"I'll tell you what I will do, dear,'
she said. "Papa may come to see me
this evening, and we will talk it over.
I must go on uow."
"Oh, no! I won't let you go!"
"Come. Roy." said the father. "Mam
ma is right. We will go ou with our
walk, and this evening papa will see
her. and perhaps you will have her
with you tgain."
The boy clung to Li aupposed moth
er, and his father was obliged to disen-
gitjre him from her. she gently assist
ing and giving the child kiss after kiss
while his father drew him away. Then,
after giving the father her address.
Miss Germain parted from them, turn
ing often to throw the child kisses,
who. choked with tears, kept calling
'Tardon me." she said, "for having
permitted you to remain. ia error. I
coulJ not bear 'to diabuse your dear
little boy's mind of the fact that he
had found bis mother. I am not his
The man looked at her searchingly.
I believe you're right," he said in a
disappointed tone. 'I began to doubt
that you were as soon as I heard your
voice. Yet the resemblance is wonder-
ful. Uoy was entirely deceived. I wn-
der that he remembered his mother
well enough to mistake you for ber
since he has not seen her in threo
"Poor little fellow!"
Miss Germain took these two unfor
tunates into her heart There was a
deep affliction in the situation for both
father and son. She longed to do some
thing toward healing the wound. But
what could she do? The only thing
was to permit the boy to continue, at
least for awhile, in the belief that she
was his mother aud permit him to
come to see her occasionally, thus giv
ing her an opportunity to comfort him.
This plan she proposed to the father,
who modified it, suggesting that the
boy would derive as touch pleasure
from her companionship in knowing
that she was not his mother as if he
continued la th opposite belief and he
would be spared the pain later of dis
covering the latter. Miss Germain ap
proved, and it was arranged that Roy
should come to spend the next after
noon with her.
lie came, but he had not been In-
' formed of his mistake. Hla father.
who brought him, said that he had not
had the heart to tell him and asked If
Miss Germain would not relieve him
of this necessity by doing it herself.
She promised to try. and after the fa
ther had gone she took the child In her
lap and said to him:
"Roy, don't you think that you
would love me Just aa well if you
knew I was not your mamma aa you
do believing that I am?"
"Yes, but you are my mamma."
"Suppose I were to tell you that I
am not your mamma. Would you be
"Of course I wouldn't."
Miss Germain felt after thla that
she had done her duty. At any rate,
she had no heart to proceed further.
The boy would learn the truth In time,
and then it would not make so much
difference to him.
Roy insisted on spending a part of
each day with Miss Germain. It vras
embarrassiug that he called her mam
ma, but she told the story of the
meeting, and both she and the child
found sympathy with all who heard It.
Roy was usually sent to visit her In
care of a maid, but occasionally his
father would brlug him, and It was
not long before he seemed to derive as
much comfort from her companionship
as his boy.
The summer passed pleasantly.
There were occasloual outings, the fa
ther. Miss Germain aud Roy making
up a party either for a drive or boat
ing or some other amusement in the
open. The first was urranged for the
boy's benefit, but it was not long be
fore the other two fouud their own
enjoyment In them.
Autumn was upon them before they
realized it Then for the tirst time tho
two older ones began to dread a sep
aration for Roy's sake, they said
though bis father was to return to the
same blight as before. But the sum
mer had created something unusual.
Miss Germain had been supplying the
place 'of a mother for months, aud it
suddenly dawned uiou her that at the
breaking up she would not only miss
Roy, but miss Roy's father.
However, since they did not live in
the same city, there was nothing for it
but separation. Returning to their
homes, the man nnd hoy settled down
to what they had gained and lost, bear
ing the latter as well as they could.
Roy begged his father to take him to
see his mamma, nnd one day his fa
ther told blni that ho would go nnd see
if they could not all make an arrange
ment to live together. His trip was
successful, and when he returned he
duligbted the child with the news that
within a short time he was to bav his
tnomma with him always.
Though the transition was important
to the man and the woman, the only
change for the child was that his
mamma could put him to bed nights,
be could say his prayers to her and be
always with him.
And so Fate took charge of Miss Ger
maiu's affairs. Just as lie docs for all
of us, not permitting her to choose be
tween single and married life, but !n
his own good time throwing a husband
in her way and giving a mother to his
May 23 in American
1S10 Sarah Margaret Fuller, tran
scendental writer who became Mar
chioness d'OsKoll. born In Cham
bersirt. Mass.; drowned off Long
1824 General Ambrose E. P.urnside,
eminent Federal soldier and Unit
ed States senator from Rhode Is
land, born: died 1SS1.
1SC2 Beginning of General "Stone
wall" Jackson's flunk movement
against Geucrul N. I'. Banks in the
Shenandoah valley. Federal out
post routed nt Front Royal.
1900 Francis Birkne;! Carpenter, not
ed portrait pulMer. famed for his
painting of the "Emancipation
- l Proclamation," died; born 130.