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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. THURSDAY. JUXE 27, iix.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1I4
Sacond avenue. r.vk Island. 111. (En
tered at the poet office aa eecond-claes
eh lalaaa Messker ef tbe Aearlte
a world wonder, DUt American wages
are far above the German scale for
BY THE J. W. POTTS R CO.
PKOFIT FROM CIVIC BEAUTY.
It mar be merely a coincidence that
cities famous for their beauty are cit
ies commercially great. But a good
many people see In the two facta the
relation of cause to effect.
There Is the city of Detroit, for In
stance. No city In America is more
beautiful than the Michigan city. As
flatted following the Ere of 1S05.
TERM8. Dally. 10 cnts per week.
Weekly, H per year In advance.
rmnnli1r.il of dllvrv service should
be made to the circulation department, i hlrn destroyed every house In the
which ahould also be notified In every old town except one. avenues, alter
Instance where It I. deelr.d to have ntely 200 and 120 feet wide, radiat-
iea irom a central point, now the
iGrand Circus park, while other ave
nues radiated from another focal
paper discontinued, aa carriers have do
authority In the premlees.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or rell-oue. must
hare real name attached for publica
tion. No such artlrlea will be printed
aver fictitious signatures.
Telephones In all department: Cen
tral Vnlon. TV eat 145. 1145 and I14S; 1 portion
point half a mile nearer the river.
This arrangement gave the large, open
spaces In the very heart of the city,
the numerous triangular parks and the
broad streets, now well shaded, that
are the chief beauty of the central
Colon Electric. I US.
tjR APE S f ffg? C OuH CjT 10
Thursctay, June 27, 1912.
Between the cold winter and hot
There Is hardly another city in the
country that give such an Impression
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r 9VTCAJ H. SMITH
"SPEEDING CP" THE WOMAJI.
An anti-suffragist, Mrs. Grace Duf
field Goodwin, has written a book call-
jed "Anti-Suffrage" which is now on the
of openness, light and broad space In j market
Us business section. At a distance of i Among 10 objections to woman's
about three miles from this delightful suffrage. Mrs. Goodwin discusses the
center the Grand boulevard, 12 miles j matter of equal pay for equal work.
long and 150 feet wide, encircles the
area of the older parts of the city, giv
ing an Ideal roadway for carriage or
She declares that men and women
do not receive the same pay for the
same work "because every employer
tuto. Belle Isle, a unique park of knows that thev seldom do the same
politics June roses are nearly crowded "'"' arr' and a!)0Ut 30 0,h"r rark 'work. Voting will not help woman to
Off the s'age this year for June rows.
Many promising political careers
are being crippled this year and others
killed, but a lusty now crop is coming
add to the land attractions of the city
and these are supplemented by un
rivaled excursion opportunities upon
the water. In 1911 over 9,20Vno pas
sengers left Detroit docks on the var-
do as much work as a man, as hard
work as a man or to receive the same
ages as a man. This Is not equality
of the sexes; It Is 'speeding up' the
woman to the breaking point to make
! ious lines, excursion and ferry boats, her reach man's physical level. Were
A ride on the river is an indispensable
A decisive and final battle is said to i Part of a11 Bummer conventions In De
be coming off In Mexico, but it isn't ,ro,t-
breaking any speed limits In Its I Th "wth of Detroit between 19M)
approach. and 1610 was C3 Per cen. 8 larger
i growth than that of any other large
It must be encouraging to the repub- rltT- Its gain In every Important line
licans to enter the campaign with a ;f business was by a much larger per
candldate who In twelve states was centage, ranging as high In a single
beaten by a majority of over 1,500,000. ; Industry 'automobile) as 3,520 per
rent. The assessed valuation In the
The- strawberry crop has set a good ("ame period was Increased by 54 per
mrli tnr ttia rxrfstn flulriu hut this Cent.
he reduced to hers the work of the
world would be seriously handicap
It Is evident that Mrs. Goodwin has
had little experience In the various
realities of this big world.
If woman's work Is worth less than
man's, why Is It that men who have
employed both sexes Invariably pre
fer the woman employe? Because she
Is steadier, more conscientious, more
reliable in her hours of work, more
anxious to hold ber job and fully I
equal in ability.
Some employers recognize the su
perior qualities of women workers, by
equal salaries, or even larger salaries
than they have paid to men In the
same positions. But the majority
take advantage of the woman's inabil
ity to force equal pay for equal work.
with the result that more and more
men are being displaced by women at
smaller wages but doing exactly the
same kind of work.
As for "speeding up the woman-
women have been speeding np all
their lives, through all the genera
It Is only the petted wife or daugh
ter of a generous rich man, who can
afford to live softly and quietly and
slowly; and even these, nowadays, re
fuse to be inert, but are seeking di
versions according to their nature.
The average society woman is a
physical wreck when the season is
over. The philanthropic woman of
wealth wears herself into nervous
tatters over her many undertakings.
Women of wealth everywhere are tak
ing up public matters either because
of their bigness of heart or to get
away from the deadly monotony of
Wherever any great good Is accom
plished, you will find that the women
interested have exerted all the en
ergy that a man would have used, and
more, because of masculine Indiffer
ence on account of their voteless con
dition: though when the cause thev
have mothered Is found good, the poor
hardworking men come forward to
bear the burden of the honors and get
the credit for having exercised all the
rpHE nomination have been made,
- Thafa settled, anyway.
The candidates are In the field
And ready (or the fray.
Since that Important work la dona
And all at last la well.
And that at leaat la off our mlnda,
Li'B rant ourselvea a spell.
We ara entitled to a pause.
For we nave earned a apace
In wblch to have a Breathing- epeU
Before, we try tbe case.
We bad It heavy, hot and fast,
No letup waa In alsht,
Cntfl the candidates were picked.
From morning until night.
Thie letting people pick the mea
la really quite a task
And gives us headache twice a year
If any one ahould ask.
We first must name the candidate.
Then In a month or so
Must pick between the onea we picked
And aet up In a row.
Tbla governing ourselvea ta oat
An easy job or slight.
We must put on our thinking caps
If we would do it right.
For. having picked tbe nominees.
And dona It up In style.
We are entitled to a rest
For Just a little while
The Argus Daily Story
The Stranger Huntsman By F. A. MitcheL
Copyrighted. It 11. by Asaowtated Utarerr Bureau.
At the base of the mountains lying t wno wtm standing near, with a blush.
Spain, lived, a number of years ago, a
Then he was introduced to their parent,
but as he had given no name as "tbe
j wealthy gentleman named Miguel Her- , gentleman who so kindly put ns on the
Columbus bad a dog named Jake that
followed him everywhere It was allow
ed to go.
George Washington bad a neighbor
Napoleon was very fond of his break
Tbe second Punic war waa pulled off
without tbe moving picture man.
One of the privates in the Revolution
ary war was named Johnson.
may be a year when nature is more
considerate of luxuries than necessaries.
Massachusetts is going to spend
15.000,000 in the next five years on
state roads. That ought to go tar to
ward covering such a patch Of the
Detroit's experience proves the
profit from making cities attractive.
BOLTS IX THE REI1 BMCAN
There have been a few belts In the
national conventions of the republl
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
(Special Correspondence of The Arrus.)
Washington, June 25. Congressman
Redfleld of New York, who has demon-
can party, but generally they have strated In his speeches In the house
been weak and ineffective. The de
fection of the Fremont adherents In
1&S4 led to a break from the party,
but the movement collapsed almost
It's a city .man's summer, so far,
good tor sleep and sports and health,
Not that farmers do not like these j in Its inception, and Is remembered
things, but they can't forget that corn but by a few of those who read the
needs warm nights as well as bright reports of the proceedings of the con
sunshine, vention of that year.
' j In 1872 the followers of Horace
Enforcing the laws againBt carrying j Greeley bolted the republican con
concealed weapons Is one way or vention and nominated Greeley. He
making the murder statistics of the was accepted as the candidate of the
t'nlted Stats look a little more like democratic party and was easily de-
the figures from other civilized feated.
Roosevelt now admits that any one
but him could have been nom
inated by the Chicago convention in
place of Tuft. If this lie true, why
waa not Teddy patriotic enough to
pasa up the honor?
Colonel Roosevelt will not consent
to anyone Tunning fr president under
the third party stundurd but himself
t f j ...-- t - i . . .-
Iio uri-tsies. i mu aiKimuK a tune
Land and 1 am going to t1lit it nut to
Ihe end." Yes, but Teddy has been
Using a cold deck, aud dealing from
the bottom. i
In 1896 a few republicans left the
convention on the silver issue, but
their secession did not apparently
weaken the party.
In 18M quite a number of the del
egates turned against Blaine and sup
ported the democratic candidate, who
was Grover Cleveland, and who won.
In tbe Greeley bolt there was an
array of distinguished republicans
greater than that in the pretient bolt
Jr rj .r e
that he knows more
about the practi
cal working of the
tariff system than
perhaps any other
man in congress.
having spent most !
of bis mature life
as a manufacturer,
has called atten
tion to the fact
that it is practical
ly impossible to
find out what the
"cost of produc
tion" is in this
country and abroad,
and that a tariff
board, therefore, is
essentially of little
value in solving
the tariff question.
Frequently it is found that high wages
and low labor cost go hand in hand.
This is because the highest paid labor
is the most productive of all labor.
This directly confutes the high
protectionists' theory, because the low
est .priced labor In this country Is
fcund in the tariff protected industries.
which again proves that these tariff
trusts do not want a tariff to protect
labor, but rather to enable them to
maintain an artificially high price for
"There once were men In congress
who could make tariff speeches worth
listening to," said Mr. Redfleld. "even
if one did mot agree with them, but
of late the protectionists confine them
selves to invective and extravagant
statements about "removal of the tar
iff meaning ruin to all industry." They
never cite figures or facts to substan
tiate, ruch assertions, knowing full
well that all the logic of both ex
perience and economics is against
lMt.n HIGH TARIFF.
"Under the high tariff system there
Is no incentive on the part of the
highly protected trusts to make prof-
I rera. The mountains of Spain were in ;
those days Infested with bands of rob
bers, though they were rather a part
of than the enemies of the country
reople. their principal objects of at-
tack being persons of the upper classes.
Don Miguel was noted for his charl- !
ties, and on one occasion bad used his j
Influence to procure a pardon for a j
bandit who waa about to be executed
The kindliness of his disposition and
his sympathy for those beneath him
were appreciated, and his home and
his family were safe from any depre
dations on the part of the bandits.
Many other families of wealth occu
pied this same region, and it was not
so far from Madrid as to deter resi
dents of the capital from making visits
there and to the entertainments given
by the residents of this hospitable re
gion. Indeed, it was a Spanish settle
ment of persons who were without oc
cupation, but In the enjoyment of in
comes from Inherited estates.
Tbe family of Don Miguel consisted
of a son, Enrique, and a daughter,
Peplta. aged respectively twenty-two
and nineteen. Both were very popular
with their companions, and Pepita was
a beauty. She was fond of horseback
riding and with her brother often made
equestrian excursions either into the
mountains or over the more level coun
try at their base. They would not have
dared to go about unprotected had they
not known that they were immune
from the bandits, and even had this
not been so they would have received
any needed warning from the peasants.
On one of these excursions into the
mountains they lost their way. Even
ing was coming on, and they had a
"He la a plunger."
"Jack? Why, I didn't know he was
In WaU street."
"He Isn't. He's at the beach."
"Girls shouldn't throw hint."
"Got aa good a right to aa the men
"Maybe, but they shouldn't just tbe
"like to know why."
Tbey aren't good murksmen."
Just a Suggestion.
"I am In bad. Can't you help me
"You might hold out on your land
lord a couple of months."
"How'd that helpr
"He'd put you out."
Ch rts "
It is known beyond the peradventure
of Roosevelt. Amona the aeopders of a doubt, he contends, that "cost of , Us throueh highly soecialized orcaniza-
in.. i.,ne lu 1872 were Charles Sumner. George production varies so mucn among t;on or ,he employment of competent
V. Julian, Charles Francis Adams, ; lactones making tne same proauci , workmen. Being in a position to dic
Davld Davis Bnd Carl Schuri. some that no peneral average of cost price :tate both the wages of labor and the
"We've Just got a new big diction
ary." said t'nele Henry. "You dnn t
need one In your business, do you?"
asked the owner of the general store.
"Yep," said uncle. "It's pretty near
lime for summer boarders up In Squaw
Gulch, and I ain't goln' to have 'em
askln' mo how to )ell words when
they're writing letters."
of the most prominent leaders of the can be fixed, and he accused the high
republican party. j protectionists or advocating a policy
In none of the bolts which are men- of tariff adjustment that would pro
tloned was there a aeparate republl- te t careless and inefficient manaee
can candidate except In 1872. and ment under conditions where competl
slure Greeley was made the demo- ti"n had been stamped out and monop
cratlc nominee there was no third olies established,
party standard bearer in the field. i.owfst labor cost.
The cases to which reference is "As a manufacturer of large ex
here made were not similar to the perienoe," he said. "I know that In
Roosevelt bolt, which is likely to genera! the lowest labor cost per
prove a far more serious matter than , poluld 0f production is in factories
any previous defections in the repub- j w here the highest wages are paid,
ll.-an national conventions. Roose-
prlce of their prodircts they prefer expensive.'
to make quick profits through the
employment of cheap labor, which they
exploit mercilessly. The high tariff
really puts a premium on poor busi
ness management, and makes manu
facturer cultivate the habit of lean
ing on the tariff, rather than on im-
proved methods and Ingenuity. The
'scientific principle' of tariff adjust
ment which Mr. Taft and the other
protectionists talk so much about Is j
really no principle at all."
No Cheap Ailment.
"What does tbe doctor aay alls youab
"Jes some complications."
"What Is tbemV
'I don't know, but they Is mighty
DON ENHltjUE HKCRIVED TBE GCEUT COB-tllALLK.
A traveler on the Rio Grande be- : veil, as the head of the progressive! j
came hunurv ami when tin. train wns element of thP republican party, is to engage in trade or manufacture, or out by the crow. It came from branch
stopped at Palmer 1-ike he called a UM' ,0 draw heavily from the reg- to possess gold or silver. The world
boy to the car window. "Here in a
dime for you." he said. "Go Into the
lunch room and buy a sandwich for me
and one for yourself " The hoy came
back In a few seconds eating as he
walked. "Here's our nickel back."
said the kid." They only hud one sand
kular republican vote, and the leaders
of the standpat element fully realize
nAVE PARENTS ANY RIGHTS ?
A Philadelphia judge having decided
that parents may use their discre
tion in the matter of compulsory
has moved since then, and in many
ways for the better. The law of today
presumes that parents are more inter
ested in the welfare of their children
to branch until it reached a large hori
zontal limb, which stretched out about
Here the snake was at a great dis
advantage. Inasmuch as it could not
turn upon tbe crow. The latter seem-
petent to decide what is best for them.
There are cases, exceptional ones, in
Spltka. a nromlnent surgeon, takes eX-,chIM'8 we'fare and the good of the
' ception to the decision and argues for ' community require it; but in the main cobra would lie quite motionless. But
legislation making operations of the ,n, ,aws or lMB lana ""'d
kind compulsory. "Parents " he saj s. Protect parents against the inter-med-"thould
not be permitted to prevent dlinB of outsiders with the rearing of
an operation on a child when the op- ,tMr offspring.
eration Is nccesaarv for the child's I Ma' tbe daT never come when the
good." and he aJds "The whole case ,8tate 6na!1 be authorized to step in and ( Harper'
not on rtsulate tee private arrairs oi tne
household. If this day ever comes no
KILLING A COBRA.
LOW WAGES Foil RISKING LIFE.
In Germany there are so many fly
ing machines that the men who op r
ate them have an oranizatinn of their
own, railed the league of German
Aviators. This league has enabled
tbe "blrtlmeu" to make a concerted de
mand for higher pay or higher mini- ' hinges on Spartan law and
mum wages. Famous flv. statutes of the present dav." ,
get all that they ak The sum de. I Thing, have changed since the days ; famil' can h ca8tle that i3 safe
!! a a . . i h sPrt w recognized and I froin invasion by "cranks " and busy-
tnanded Is exceedmgly modest, U ,upMme muy where ,t ,a probaMe j bodies who have theories to exploit at
things considered. It is only 3 "0 marks they never will return. Parents who , ,te '1Pene of home and happiness,
a month, which m an less than 75. are compelled not only bv nature's I
That Is what the nicrman aviators laws, to support their children and to
think the least noted and least pop give them their rare, have rights left
lax men of their craft outcht to get for which the courts should compel
for risking their Uvea every time respect. The Philadelphia judge s
they work. It Is th limit flx.'d for decision was one that Is not only" in
taking long rhar.co with death In the J accordance with the law but also with
ordinary course of their occupation. , ecmrr.on sense, and he will meet with
Borne of these flylr.g men. it seems, ; public approval. In these days of
have teen p.Md aa little as liO marks child-welfare bureaus and other fan
a month, or about Ji.. That t not cles and fads of well-meanlcg. but
much more than a dollar a day, and over-offictous people. It Is a good thing
although It Is true that several days that there Is a law sustained by public
may rasa hen no exhibitions are sentiment that will protect parents in
given and .o use is made of aero- , their right to be the best Judges of
planes, the terrible risk of the work ( the welfare of their offspring.
hen It comes makes auch a pay a j If the Spartan laws are to be re
tad cheapening of life. It also In- vlved. and placed above statute law
fvolves much danger of lr.Jurles which and the natural rights of parents, why
re not fatal but disabling and largely ! not follow out the Spartan custom of
Ucstroy The earning power of the vie- disposing of defective children at birth.
H10- ."for the good of the community." and
In this country Cylng machines will j thus avoid the trouble and expense of
than any ono else, and fully as com- ed fuiiy to appreciate the situation.
and its tactics were excellent. It would
peck hard at tbe spine close to the tail
end then peck near tbe snake's neck.
At each peck pieces of the snake's
akin were torn out, whereupon the
surgical operations for the benefit of,wnlcn lne law property steps in oe-
defective ch lrfren. Dr. ; lWP a parem ana cnuu wnere me
Just as soon as it evinced signs of
again attempting to escape tbe crow
would recommence Us attacks with
extraordinary surety of aim. After
fifteen minutes tbe cobra was dead
A Plucky Crew For Which the Big
Snake Had Ne Terrors.
If the testimony offered by an Eng
lish naturalist In Ceylon be given full
credence, then the cobra U not so ;
dangerous a snake as popular rt-puta-tlon
makes it- In at least two in- :
stances, reports this naturalist, cobras ;
were chased by large birds. In neither 1
case did the snake seem to have any
hypnotic power, such as Is generally i
credited to snakes in general.
A crow was seen Cgbting so In
truder Into Its nest situated at the
very top of a tree. The crow was .
circling at close quarters and pecking
bard at tbe nest, cawing loud.y all the
time. Tbe nest was some for: feet
Presently a snake came out of tbe j
nest and started to descend, with the
"No. Annabel Green. I cannot marry
you. My rich bachelor uncle declares
he will cut me off with a nickel if 1
wed without his approval." And the
young man with the weak chin signed
"Very well." replied the determined
srirl: "I will go to your uncie What la
"Don't go. Annabel!" cried tbe youth.
"It would only prejudice him still more
"You mistake my meaning. Clarence
Proona." said the girl, "if I can't
marry you I will marry your unci."
prospect before them either of sleeping
in a hut or under the sky, wlieu they
came upon a man carrying a rifle hi
the hollow of his una, whom tbey touk
for a huntsman. Enrique HsUed him to
direct them, and he very politely con
sented to do so. walking uIoiik beside
them and chatting with them famil
iarly. That he was a gentleman was
apparent from his Dimmer und the well
bred modulation of his voice. He cust
frequent side glances at Donna Pejiita.
wltb whose beauty he was evidently
very much taken.
Enrique tuid him that they were the
children of Don Miguel Herrera, and
be said that be bad heard of their
father, although for himself he resid
ed farther northward in Old Castile.
He bad come into the mountain, he
said, to hunt, that being the game sea-
, son. His remarks snowed a men lntei
' llgence aud refinement. After piloting
i them several miles, making hiiuscif
very entertaining the while, he put
them uu a road with which they were
familiar. At parting Dot) Enrique in
vited blm. should he come near their
home, to honor them with a cull. I'ut
he said tbnt his bunt was alout ended,
and he expected to return ou the mor
row to hLs own abode.
A year passed. Ion Enrique had for
gotten the stranger, but his sister had
not. There was something about that
lithe figure, that oval olive face with
Its dark, siiky beard, those coal black,
expressive eyes, that sin- could not for
get She wondered who he was and
wonld have inquired aliout hun of
those she mot residing in Old Castile,
but he bad not en en Ills name. She
wondered If she would ever meet him
acain. Indeed, bavins noticed his ad j
mii ins glances while he had walked by
her side. he was surprised that he had '
not availed himself of her brother's In- :
The next nutntnn after Don Enrique j
and his sister had met the huntsman j
In the moiii.tain Don Mlzu'-I and his j
family gave nn entertainment to which
There are plenty of men who arc not ! all persona of their class residing I
bribe takers when bribes aren't go- j round shout were Invited. Spain Is a i
Slow About It.
"Yon say they are rather old fash
"Well, you may Judge. She la Just
having appendicitis now."
Looked Like It.
"Yon must have bad money to burn.1
"Tbey say you made a hot finish."
"He needs reforming."
"Perhaps you'd like the Job "
"But I am no mule driver."
For the Protected.
We cannot weather make or mar.
i But we should not complain
If we can only stay Initrie
And let It rain and ralo.
We may be very sorry when our
neighbors lose their money, but we
seldom go to work and bnd it for
Perhaps) charity covers a multitude
of alna. bnt at that there are a lot left
oot In the cold to worry the police.
It Is a good thing to be born Incky
that Is. If you have to tie born.
It tnsv be plessant to bave your own
way. but It Isn't always safe.
Tbe man who leads a double life
nsnslly shows results divided by two.
When be keeps his wife In n fer
ment of emotion a man shouldn't be
anrprtaed If she gets a sour disposition.
It la bard to believe that we are not
warm country, and although It was j
October, both the house and tb6 ;
i gronnds. Ilplited with paper lantern. '
j were o; to the guests The p;itlo or :
i court where tro;iI-al plants were kept '
In winter had received its verdant fur
; nlsbing. A string band composed
i chiefly of cuiturs ei;d lutes was
road in the mountains.'
The stranger explained that he bad
come again for a bunt, and having
heard that the Herreras were to give a
fete had taken advantage of the fact
to meet them again lu accordance with
their Invitation. Naturally be attached
himself to Donna Pepita. who, putting
her hand through his arm, asked him
If he would like to go tbe round and
meet her friends.
"I would prefer, Benorlta, he said,
"to walk with you In your garden.
Your guests I shall not likely meet
again since I do not live In your neigh
borhood, and the formality of an In
troduction would not Interest me."
So Donna Pepita led him out Into
the garden, where, after walking about
for awhile amid the plants, they Best
ed themselves upon a rustic seat, where
tbey remained conversing till the hour
for supper arrived, when they went
Into the house.
Though there were many guests ar
rangements had been made to seat
them all In the banquet hall. The
stranger, who, on account of his fine
figure, handsome face and a certain in
describable uniqueness there was about
him, attracted marked attention, waa
taken by Donna Pepita to the main
table where sat ber father and mother,
and seated her guest beside herself.
The guest of honor. Judge Cardoso
from Madrid, was seated on Senora
nerrera's right, opposite the stranger
and Donna Pepita. The Judge's eye no
sooner fell upon the guest before him
than he regarded him with a curious
and suppressed stare. Tbe stranger
apparently took no notice of tbe fact
that he was so Intently regarded,
though his brows, to a close observer,
would bave been seen to slightly con
tract. One thing the Judge noticed:
Hie vls-a-vis placed his hand to his
hip, where he seemed to be making
some sort of an adjustment.
This act seemed to deter the Judge
from a remark he was about to make.
At the same moment the host, who
was sitting near, began to Introduce
Cardozo to several guests In close
proximity to him. When Herrera came
to Introduce the stranger, not knowing
his name, he hesitated. A quick glance
passed between the stranger and the
Judge, the latter being about to move
his lips as though to supply the name.
But there was that in the former's ex
pression which deterred him. Mean
while Don Miguel passed on to the
"You. face," said the Judge to the
stranger, "Is familiar to me."
"I do not remember you. senor," re
plied the other, "and 1 trust you are
"Because a gypsy once told me tbnt
Just before my death I would meet a
Judge, and that the Judge would die
but a short while before me."
This singular remark attracted the
attention of all within hearing. Donna
Pepita looked up at her compnulon with
an expression of startled terror.
"In that case," rejoined the Judge, "I
decline to remember you."
1 .It tie was said by those In the vi
cinity for some time. The stranger
was watching every movement of tbe
Judge, who seemed to be casting about
bltn for something possibly an oppor
tunity. Presently the stranger, arising from
his seat. said, addressing the Judge:
"I did not come here to be un incubus
on these festivities, especially since
they are given by those I respect snd
adndre. I remember you very well
Judge Cardozo. The Isst time w-e met
you kindly Informed me Just how long
I had to live or, rather the day on
which I would die. But your walls
were not thick enough for those who
love me. 1 disappointed you.
"Yes. I am Ieandro Sierra, by In
heritance n grandee of Spain, who lost
his fortune ut the guming table and
took to the road like many a jrvntli
tnan among our ancestors. Never till
this moment have I regretted my act."
He paused and cast a glance down
at Senorlta Pepita, full of momentary
anguish, then concluded:
"I will retire, and I trust no one
will make a scene by attempting to
With a pistol In each hand he with
drew, walking out through the throng
as though he did not care whether be
were attacked or not No oue In tho
room was armed, and he nun nt In
terfered with. Besides, those who had
been sitting near and had heard his
words were engaged with Donna Pepi
ta, who had fainted.
' A few months later Leandro Sierra
again stood 1efore Jude Cardozo to
receive a sentence of death. But he
was much changed since tbe first time
, be had listened to his doom Ills
i meeting with Ionna Pepita Herrera
j had effected the change He listened
with bowed head, and when the sen
I tence had been pronounced said:
"This time. Senor Judge, there will
be no ewape. I do not care to live."
Not long after tbe bandit's execution
Donna Pepita entered a convent.
May Girls, what do tbe papers mean
when they talk shoot the seat of war?
Ella I don't know, any more than ( Probably being rotn.t wouM l
do what a standing army is for. Be! ; morp r"ri!ar Hiii'j.ieinent if u were
How ignorant you are. dears! The! not no exclusive.
seat of war is for the standing army to : '
Indispensable, but an aflidartt to that j stationed here, another in Hie house ,
June 26 in American
effect la banded to us sooner or laier. ' and another in the garden. The throngs ist-Battle of Gaines' Mill. Va. Corn-
sir on when It gets tired. London Tit-Bits.
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a..., . -u- U1y.u rr oe.ore , n artng memT , nest ,od ftrtei to descend, with the ! -Oon't tr.ee oarvenues make JOC
there will -a month aviators for : Spartan laws were good enough f or : i t n..r.,it ri-in. .t -rw. ! ,. ..i -i r hi. -.. ria a. r t-.w.i.r
r t" l"eir uvea ice spartans in tne days or 013 tbat e fcra continually. The snake took refuge
or .3 a znonm. American careless- read aoout perhapa. Among other about ten feet down in a clump of
eas of life is a national scandal and , thing they did not permit any citizen dead ferns, from which it waa chased
at tbe Spi'.idorf
"I don't know." she replied innocent
ly. "I never ate any." Judge.
of well dreied men and women attired (
In the h- uiiar Spanish mode, with
tl.eir elaliorate coi.Tures. gayiy colored
scarfs &r:d decorated fans, rendered the
scene Intensely gay.
Easilv ft rv,... When the festivities were at toeir
Pspa-I'ra ruined, completely wiped 0 PMetnan entered the main
out In the stoc t msrket. Daughter- drawing room, where the hosts were
Oh. well, whafi the difference? I wlil i receiving their guests, anl made
simply marry F red instead of Jack.- ' airtight for Don Enrique, who recog-
j nized elm tor tne Huntsman wno nan
I piloted hl;n and his sister In the moun-
Th self satis-fled person Is cheaply i 'ins ezT b' f,,re" , r"u Krrl'lu ire"
aatlsfied, . ceived the guest cordially, and Pepita,
blued force of l-e and "Stonewall"
Ja'kMJU attacked tbe Federal right
wing on the Cbickabomlny river,
near Uichmoud. I-ee lost between
,S and 0.000 men. liesults in
decisive. WA 1-ee invaded Pennsylvania.
ISO Sherman's assault on Kenesaw
1S73 Ilirioi Powers, sculptor whose
"Greek Slave" gave him worldwide
fame, died: born lSoi.
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