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THE ROCK ISLLAXD ARGUS. SATURDAY. JULY 13, 191S.
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become accustomed to the up to date
conveniences and safeguards such aa
are common to the larger citlea. There
Is no fencing In here and sucb an un
dertaking on the part of the utility
company -would not be tolerated for a
Saturday, July 13, 1912.
"Try Hock Island First."
Ton notice, e are still awaiting the
picasu.-e of thOBe Second avenue pav
What is Charley Searle, anyway a
Roosevelt bull jnooHe or a Taft ele
phant? You might ask him.
AX OATH OF lOYAlVrV.
In the days of Athens' glory her
young men took an oath of fidelity
wnlch la no lees impressive today
than It was then. To be sure. It did
not prevent that historic town from
having all sorts of troubles of Its own.
and eventually it collapsed because
of the Inability of the Greeks to work
together against a common enemy, but
doubtless It had Its part In Inspiring
the youth to splendid deeds. What a
triumph it would be If all the young
men of a city were to subscribe to the
"I will never bring disgrace to this,
my city, by an act of dishonesty or
cowardice, nor ever desert my suffer
ing comrades in the ranks. I will
fight for the ideal and sacred things
of this city. I will revere and obey
the city's laws, and do my best to
excite a like respect and reverence in
those above me who are prone to
annul and set them at naught. I will
strive unceasingly to quicken the pub
lic sense of civic duty and thus in
all these ways -will I transmit this
city not only not less, but greater,
better and more beautiful than it was
transmitted to me."
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DKMOCUATS VXlTKn. BEPfBLiI.
The democratic party present to
the people a solid front. The republi
can party is rent and torn by faction-
: .al strife. The democrats are united
way righteously protest on candidates and Issues. The repub-
against the stealing of delegates, but 'licans are united on neither,
the stealing of electors is an entirely While many democrats were confl
ulllerent tV.ng it Jt la fion by the'juent In their expectation of the nom
divine rfc'ht of Theodore Roosevelt. inaton of Champ Clark and are much
. I disappointed over bis failure to receive acquainted
lAroUrUe- is nanauis leuay aoout tue nonor, tney Know mat their laces
as hot a. lot of pacAaea fur this sea- ' must be turned toward the sunrise.
soji of the year aa have ever been not toward the sunset. Like good
passed out in a rational campaign, soldiers, they accept the fortunes of
"She Is such a fortunate woman
she knows so many nice people," said
one in speaking of a mutual acquain
tance. "So different from So-and-So," con
tinued another. "There is something
wrong with everybody she knows. She
seems to be so unfortunate in pick
ing her friends."
"Isn't It Queer how some people are
so fortunate in having good friends
and others never seem to get acquaint
ed with the right sort?" remarked the
Now It happened that both the wom
en discussed counted a number of
the same people among their friends.
So how could there be snch a differ
ence between those friends?
Then I remembered bow the two
women usually spoke of their friends,
and the puzzle waa solved.
The first one, who seemed to know
po many lovely people, was never
heard to speak of any but the gooA
points ot those with, vkom she via
i acquuiuieu. iu iier, lue uueoi jjcupie
In the world were her friends. She pu
them upon a pedestal and never ufc
An.l J.-ou will notice that Teddy la not
handing auy back.
"There "will continue to be an ex
prfsldeiit of the L'niied States resid
ing at Oyster Hay after tbo election,"
war. The y will solidly unite in elect
ing the chosen candidate for the presi
dency. In the spirit of the true soldier.
Champ Clark hag assured Wilson that
he shall have his earnest support dur-
remurks a Taft paper; to which a I lng the present campaign and the
UooBevelt editorial waiter replies, j other defeated candidates have given
'there will continue to be an ex-presl- the Fame assurance. The available
deint of the United States afur the
erection, but he will reside In Cincin
nati." You are both wrong brethren,
and both right. There wlil be two
ex-presidents of the United Slates al
ler the flection. One will reside at
Oyster Bay aud the other In Cincin
tered an unkind sentiment or adverse
criticism concerning them.
The other woman, on the contrary,
is. extremely critical, continually look
ing for faults and always condemning
when her probing has at last found
something which la not up to her
standard of perfection. In seeking to
impress her own worth upon others,
she does not hesitate to undervalue
the worth of others. And whenever
she has deigned to give credit of any
kind to another, it has always been
followed with "but" which destroy!
the former impression.
Now, don't you see why it Is that
the one is thought to be so fortunate
in knowing nice people, and the other
is pitied for not being able to gather
the right sort about ber.
The reason doesn't lie with the
friends, but with the women them
selves. The one boosts and by in
creasing the worth of those she knows
adds to her own value. The other
knocks and, though she thinks she
enhances her own virtues in so doing,
is really lowering herself in the esti
mation of others.
And the first woman is really happy,
while the second is discontented and
Why not be happy In your friends?
Why not consider them the most beau
tiful peopl in the world? Why not
look for the good, points and spread
them abroad? Why not express an
honest admiration of others?
What real satisfaction lies in decry
ing those who are unfortunate enough
to be acquaintances of the too-critical?
They are fortunate who can close
their eyes to most of the fallings in
1 their te))ow human beings and who not J
oniy can paraon, out retuse to oeueve
that there are any faults In those they
love cr whose hands they have clasped
Ur 9VJICAJ ft. SMITH
THE ANNUAL PROBLEM.
XTE3, If yon must know,
I think I will go
Cm a vacation this year.
But. oh, dear.
This making up my mind
I find .
A wearisome task.
If any one ahould ask.
I have the price
Everywhere I turn
Is a booklet or sketch
Telling me to fetch
My playthings and come atony
And that I can't go wrong.
But they're all gay
And fine sorts.
These summer resorts!
And the fellows who ran the same
Have oonfldence In their own game.
To read the book
One would think the cook
Was lmportc from France
- And that no chance
Would be run
In picking on
For a season of rest.
For each Is the best.
That Is how It reads.
But sad experience bleeds
- And Is mighty sore
When It remembers the days of yore,
For no resort, however fine.
Ever did shine '
With luster quit as bright ,
Aa those who write
Beg leave to report
They fall- short
By a mile or eo
Of the frenzied flow
Of language In the text.
But tb people, the dear people,
Ar getting next.
Ttie Argus Daily Story
An Athletic Girl By Helen Jennings.
Copyrighted. 1912, by Associated Literary Bureau.
Xnew Hr Ways,
candidates have subordinated their
personal ambitions to the welfare and
success of the great party which they '
repres nt. And the people in a pa
triotic and democratic spirit will stand
blioulder to shoulder in the support
of the democratic standard bearers,
Wilson and Marshall. There is no
factional contest in the democratic
6EKT1IAT IT IS IONI-: AXI DONE! Party today. All democrats are in
KiCillf. harmony on the leading Issues. They
The exasireratinc di-lay in the begin- will work together during the present
' iiing L)f jiaviug operations on Second I campaign and in November the demo
aveniie und the apparent indifference cratlc hosts will go to the polls and
on the part of the contractors, should ive to the democratic candidates their
lniprt hrt t he municipal authorities with j millions of votes.
. two thinnH. One of tlu-.se is that the j The fteht between the republican
only way to luake u elty progress is factions becomes mor intense as time
to jiroyress und liot p-rniit tho im- J KueS on. The hostility of the two
irov nieiitd that awaken pride and j factions steadily Increases in bltter
ep';ik fur 'he publ: enterprise of a j "ess and now each side charges the
cotiHii'inlt v to bo dfluyed. Another ; other with plotting to steal electors.
thing is t ha f contractors that put on
airs vi!i the city nc-d watching. The
liiiFaf Ihfaetory nttliude displayed by
tho Second avj-nue contractors so far
ihou'.d prove a warning to the city to
pee to it that th. re is no foolislinens
The opposition to Taft is pronounceO
and the ote that he will receive in
the presidential election will not be
large. The supporters of Roosevelt or
those who hare supported him hither
to, are divided. One class is enthus-
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washinjrton, July 11. While millions
of words have been written about the
long has existed
between the repub
lican party and the
of this country,
nothing; has ever
been said which so
clearly and truth
fully reveals Jhe
nature and extent
of this partnership
as the biography
of Mark H a n n a.
One sentence in
this biography is
anything ever writ
ten or said on this
rjmiF subject. It is:
ljjJQYDE H. "The explicit
about t!i work when it shall b'.iit the t iastic for the colonel and is In favor of
' t will of the contractors to lie-in. a third party. With the other class
An expert in.-pcctur should he put on
the Job, one who knows his business
atij who will n competent to i-ee that
-nthuuiasm has been on the wane
Hlnce the Chicago convention, and It is
disinclined to leave the regular O. O,
the specifications are respected to the 1 P. and to cast its fortunes with the
letter. j proposed new political experiment.
Tln success of any pavinc depends I Covernor Osborn of Michigan, and
entirely upon the way in which it is 1 Governor HaJley of Missouri, two of
put down. tMb is?, rhsips, truer of i the governors who advocated the nom
asphalt than any other maVrial. As- ination of Roosevelt, see no necessity
phalt tnak s a beautiful paving stir- i for the formation of a now party. We
dice if properly laid and honestly laid. I have an idea that a very large num
Thcn fore. It is up to the- city to see j b'T of the insurgent republicans this
that tlie Second avenue pavement is ' year will transfer their votes to the
part of contribu
tors to the campaign fund that they
were paying for a definite service en
abled Mr. Hanna to systematize the
work of collection."
KVHIIV SfHOOI. BOY KNOWS.
Every school boy in the land knows
that the "definite service" the trusts
were paying for consisted of a guaran
tee to maintain the high tariff which
was and Is the foundation stone of
their scheme to plunder the people.
The biographer further says:
"The necessity of practical politics
brought Mr. Hanna closer and closer
to the large corporate interests. It
was much more convenient to get the
money needed for campaign purposes
from them than from a lare number
of small subscribers, and this was par-
laid rlcht and laid without f irth' r de
lay. Tho people are becoming impatient
and they are Justified iu feeling so.
A Poet Successful and Lazy.
Aspirants to success who are discour
aged by the very early rising of Coks
and Knnt should think of the success
ful poet Thomson aud be comforted.
for Thomson was oue of the laziest
men thut ever lived and seldom rose
And yet la "The Seasons" be manag
ed to give u one of our finest descrip
tious of a nuDiise. It Is said of bim
They have slch cars in ! that be would eat the sunny side eff
the peaches in his garden with his
bands in his pockets, but even such
late rising and his castle of Indolence
did not prevent his becoming famous.
mistaki'.n ipi:oi srm;i:rc
t.H. 1,1 ltl)h.
in om citlea the street railway
companies Imprisou the passengers in
their tars with gate, which aie con
trolled i.y the motorman. Once in
side it V imuissible to get out unMl
the inctorrnati manipulates the lever
that opens the gates. The idea may bo
rU'hU its obvious purpose being to
licwp people from leaving th cars
while in motion. Th. companies thus
seek to avoid the liability of datiiag s,
regardless of the Inconvenience of
Muneapclis. St. Paul, Dulutb and Pes
Molnec They also have them in Mem
phis. One of these cars In Memphis ca;ight
f.re the other day and tho iiioiorman
refused to open the gates to permit
the l-assengers to escape. The result
wa u panic and a stamped, during
which people Juipped through tho win
dows anj trampled upon each other in
their desperation. Two were ki'led and
a number injured. The consequence
is that the fenced in car is probably
doomed in Memphis, as It ought to be.
There is no need in handling people
like cattle in order to protect them
from themselves. Teople should know
they take chances in leaving moving
cars, and In Chicago. New York and a
number of the larger cities a success
ful educational campaign has teen go
ing cn. the object of which 1s to warn
street cur rasbongcr of the dangers
of leaving cars while ln motion and
of facin the wrong way whn alight
ing. The result has been eminently
Corporations may teach the people a
r hole lot that Is for their own rood
i -l for the :ood of the corporations.
1 it 1 doubtful if lasting benefits
v I result from handling them like
in the three cities the people have
democratic party. They are for the
reforms for which this party stands.
1 hey see that neither Taft nor Roose
velt can be elected and they are likely
to join the democratic forces and to
contribute to the overwhelming victory.
ticularly tru because the smaller bus
iness men were much less conscious
of their political Interests and respon
sibilities than were their more opulent
associates. Mr. Hanna wanted to ac
complish the largest and Burest results
with the greatest economy of time, so
ln 1900 he solicited and obtained sup
port from Wall street more Explicitly
and exclusively than he bad in 1896."
TRUSTS I'AID FOIt ELECTION.
That the trusts were practically held
up by Hanna is shown by the following
observation of his biographer:
"The size of the contribution from
any particular corporation was not left
wholly t'o the discretion of Its own offi
cers. An attempt was made, with some
measure of success, to make every cor
poration pay according to Its stake ln
the general prosperity of the country,
and according to its special Interest.
In case an especially opulent corpora
tion contributed less than was consid
ered its fair proportion, its check was
returned. On tho other hand, an ex
cessively liberal contribution might be
sent back In part, assuming that as
much money as was needed had been
THE STANDARD Oil, IN THE GAME.
Of the corporations that had a "stake"
in the came as played by Mr. Hanna,
as well as "special interest," was the
Standard Oil company. 'Says the biog
rapher: "The Standard Oil company contrib
uted $250,000 in 1900, as it had done in
1SS6, and there was only one other
contribution of the same size. When
the tloctioh was over the officials of
the company were astonished to re
ceive a check for $50,000. They had
contributed more than their share.
This incident naturally increased the
company's confidence in the party."
Johnny Perkins) and I were born ln '
adjaceut houses, only Johnny was
born a year before me. Johnny bad
no beys to play with, and there were
no girl Uvtox near ma. The conae-;
queace was that we began to play to- j
get her as soon as we were old enough :
to be playmates and kept It np till we ;
were past ten years old. Johnny's .
mother was content to have htm in my i
company. She said that when he i
played with boys they abused him, :
tore his clothes, robbed him of bis ;
in logs and ditches. I- was tempted
to prick the animal he rode with a pin
and get my pupil dumped on the turf,
but I didn't wish to try too much at
once, so I refrained. I gave him a
short lesson of an hour, then permitted
him to return to the house, take .a
bath and put on his evening clothes
before dinner, lie was quite exhaust
ed, but seemed to be very proud of
having ridden a horse.
It required enly this much to con
vince me that John was a man, like
other men. He had been deprived of
the elements of development. How
playthings In short, treated him with :
all uncharitablenesa. They Induced him I
to climb tree, get Into the mud and' can a Plant thrive without sunlight?
aav bad words. I. being a girt, and! MT ola P'aymat naa grown to man
rather a delicately organised girl at)
that, didnt tyrannize over niin or
"i "Aren't jou afraid to leave your wife
"Burglars might get In the house."
'I'd be sorry for them."
Willing to Oblige.
' "Didn't 1 see you flirting "with Fred
this morning, Mabel V"
"How can you be so audacious?"
"Yes; you know a girl should not flirt
so openly and furiously."
Oh, well, 1 was only substituting
for Marie. It is ber regular stunt, and
she couldn't be here."
Wilson and Labor
(Boston Post.) . took time and hard work to get this
The real Woodrow Wilson has been law- enacted, but the result was the
much maligned and therefore much j finest thing for labor that the state
misunderstood in Massachusetts and j had ev-r known. It antedated the
The Champ Clark boomers in their
reckless and inglorious campaign so
concealed, distorted aud misrepresent
ed Governor Wilson and his record
that many voters received an entirely
Woodrow Wilson, as governor of
New Jersey, has proved himself not
the talking, but the acting, friend of
labor. Not one of the candidates at
Baltimore is even a fair second to him
in this respect. He made good his
similar Massachusetts act and put
New Jersey In the front rank of pro
"I don't think there Is any ques
tion," says Cornelius Ford, president
of the New Jersey state federation of
labor, "but that we would have been
without this law had it not been for
Governor Wilson." And then ne adds:
"In the first 90 days of his adminis
tration Governor Woodrow Wilson ob
tained for the people of New Jersey
more beneficial legislation than has
otherwise Injure him. I certainly didn't
Induce him to climb trees.
When Johnny was eleven years old
his father got rich, and the family
went to live ln a big house, and I
didn't see anythrng of him after that
until be waa twenty years old.
Meanwhile I had been growing more
and more delicate, and the doctor,
when I was sixteen, recommended lit
tle or no school and athletics. The
consequence of this was that I grew
robust and from a "little angel," as I
was called, had become a sportswoman.
I played tennis, golf and other out of
door games and had become quite a
horsewoman. Johnny, on the contrary,
had been going downhill ln this re
spect, Jnst as I bad been going uphill.
When bis father made money and
Johnny was taken away from me his
mother hired a nurse for him. It
seemed the only way for ber to keep
him from tearing and BolUng the
beautiful clothes he was obliged to
wear. Ills nurse watched him like a
cat. If he got into & swing Bhe wouid
order him out. It he rolled in the grass
she would pick him up, set hint on his
feet and ask him what he meant by
tl LlLif5 LUC jf I CCU WU UJ9 TV Ul IC SS. UI.aC4 -
bockers. The result of all this was
thut when Johnny reached the age
of twenty he didn't know how to
swim, he couldn't pull an oar, be bad
never ridden on a sled or glided on a
pair of skates.
1 overheard a lady who had known
him since he was a baby say to my
mother: "Johnny played too much,
with your daughter, Kate, when be
was a little fellow, and when he was
parted from her he fell into the hands
of a nurse. That's what's the matter
with Johnny, poor boy; he couldn't
help it. He's been educated so and will
I hud been very fond of my little
playmate, and now that I bad been
changed from a fragile girl to a sports
woman I felt awfully sorry for the
boy. Johnny had beeu haudicapped.
What I didn't like "specially was the
influence I hud bad on bim iu the be
ginning. I blamed myself for his con
dition, for, I argued, if he hadn't play
ed with me when he was u little chap
his mother couldn't afterward have
tied him down to u nurse. '
When I w as nineteen I went to visit
at the Perkinses. When I saw Johnny
I wauted to cry. A more helpless man
I never saw. He had riever mingled
with any except swells, aud none but
the most effeminate swells would huve
him around. I couldn't believe that be
was the dear, honest, sympathetic, self
sacriliclng boy I had been so fond of
aud had remembered as my dear little
"Well," I said to myself. "I'll get
some of that out of him if I have to
I had beeu Invited to spend a week at
the Perkins country home, and I de
termined to make the most of that
week. Pocketing my repugnance to
Johnny's effeminacy, I run up to hiin
with outstretched bands, taking both
his In mine, and said:
"Oh. John; I'm jolly glad to see you
again, old fellow. I've been eager for
it ever since I received your mother's
invitatiou. We'll have a hot time
while I'm here. We'll Just make things
He looked at me ln a half frighten
ed way aud said he was "vewy much
pleased to meet me ngain. He re
membewed our childhood days vewy
well." He seemed to bo a bit taken
back by my exuberance and espcr-lully
my siting, which, by the bye, I adopted
for he occasion.
"Have we time for a ride before din
ner?" I asked. "We can talk over old
times together in a canter."
A man will talk politics an hour j "Oh, yes, I'll tell James to bring
when be hasn't time to watch the baby j round the auto, or wonld you pweferto
. Had a Habit.
"John proposed to nie last night"
"I supposed he would."
"Dkl you? Why.?"
"I knew he called on you."
"Yes. but why did you think he pro
"It was his regular night to propose."
; "Why do women marry men?"
"That's easy. Because men
"Not on your life."
"Because they have more faith than
' Good Guess.
T don't believe in love,
"Was it Maude or Marnier'
"I beg pardon?"
"Which girl jilted you?"
I am a
If you shoul'l meet a man by chance
Who's strictly in the swim
It's well to look hlrn up before
Tou take a chance on him.
Sometimes a boy Isn't able to see the
freckles on a girl's nu.se till she has
turned him down thrice.
What Is home without some one to
find fault with?
Other people's troubles seldom make
us stoop shouldered.
"Dashington seems to have Anally
made a conquest of that Scad more
girl. Wonder bow it all came about."
"the first time she saw him she
gave bim ber eye; the next time they
met she rave bim ber aria. It wasn't
long before be was holding both of
her hands. Soon after that he won
her heart, and she lost ber bead and
gave herself to him completely."
An Art Crtlo.
"What do you think of cor new oil
painting?" asked Mrs. Newricb.
"Well." answered Mr. NewTich. "it
seems good enough from the front, but
If you tura it roaad and look at the
other side I must say the material
seems kind o' cheap."
campaign promises, and he carried j been passed in the preceding nine
A. ji ja f . ; . . i .
luo ut'ujAiiu ui uia III Hii,e lurouga
to a triumphant and satisfactory con
clusion. Governor Wilson's greatest victory
for labor was his obtaining of the pas
sage of the employers' liability and
working-men's compensation act. It
Evidently labor men ln his home
state know what Governor Wilson has
done and they are not afraid to tell
what they know. That Is getting a
"character" from people who are com
petent to give it.
Wilson Safely Progressive
go ln the box wagon?, James usually
dw-Ives me in the wagon."
"Neither. I'll go on horseback."
"Horseback! I don't know how to
wide a horse."
"You'll have to learn If yon ride with
me. Come; order a horse for yourself
; ami one for me."
j A pulued expression passed over his
1 1 ace. r roiu lorce or uaoii ne looueii at
The postcard album has taken the i Ida mother, who said that John had not
place of the photograph album and the , learned to ride. She had Intended to
s The Independent woman doesn't pet
nearly so much attention as the weepy,
The persons whose motto Is "Go
while thegoing's good!" never worry
about the getting back-
Tour true optimist never believes It
Is going to rain until the rain has upoll
ed the picnic dinner, and then he cheer
fully concedes that be isn't hungry.
(Journal of Commtrr.)
There Is no doubt of the progres
elveness of Wilson. It is of the ad
vanced but not the wildly radical order.
He Is a man of unquestionable ability,
thorough intellectual training, wide
study and scholarship, and a talent for
administration. He is an uncommonly
persuasive speaker and writer, and
comes a near being a practical states
man as almost any man who could be
mentioned now in public life.
We have no reason to doubt his
integrity of character and purpose.
Biggs I wonder if ligss hes nn'ti
money behind him? Higgs He had
iue uiurr uru t hh uiuj. civ i .
was leaninz ajralnst the Bank of Eag- anything crooked or corrupt in politics
land. London Tit-Bit. 1 or pubUc me. There is reason to
believe that clothed with the responsi
bility of high office, he will be a safe
and prudent chief magistrate of the
nation. If he should be elected.
One great advantage of his nomina
tion will be that it will leave ho ex
cuse for Mr. Roosevelt's third party
movement In the cause of progresslve
ess, and will probably take out of
It what life It might otherwise have.
have him take riding lessons, but bad
never been in a position to do so. I
must excuse bim.
"I'll be hl riding -master," I said.
"Come. Johnny; let's have a canter."
I had purposely brought matters to
a crisis, ir John was a natural milk- t
The man who knows why the tele- , sop he wonld obey hla mother, who et
phone Is out of order Just when you 1 tempted to command bim by a frown,
need it most could probably tell why ; If he was a man he would stand by me.
the typewriter balks when you have i whether he knew how to ride or not.
Inst five minutes to catcb a mall. There was a brief struggle within him,
i and 1 won. He went out to the stable
When yon nee a woman "spending j
erery spare uiiuuie uunig laui v hoi a
yon can bet your last dollar she's no
hood ln obedience to a natural law.
He was like a boy who bad been taught -'
to swim by reading swimming Instruc
tions from a book. Ia other words, he
had not learned at all.
The next morning I came down to
breakfast ln a tennis suit, John in Im
maculate morning costume.
"Qo straight upstairs," 1 said to him,
"and come back iu your shirt aud
trousers. Do you suppose you're going
to entertain me sitting on the plana?
Not on your life! You'll play tennis."
' He gave a sickly smile, marched up
stairs, came back in sporting costume,
and after breakfast w went out to
the court. He played the game, though
he bad begun too late to make much
of a band at it. When we bad played
one set he was tired, but I kept him
at It till an hour before luncheon, and
he went ln to the tub reeking with
At the end of the week a great
change had come ever John. He had
got some ot the "soft" out ot bim and
bad entered upon a new career. I bad.
been a link for him between his moth
er and freedom. Before the week, ex
pired he had declared hla independ
ence and developed a natural taste for
athletic sports. He was like a plant
brought from a cellar and placed in
the shower and sunshine ot an April
day. He wouldn't hear of my leaving.
I must stay on Indefinitely, aa long as
His mother needed some one to take
him from her influence as much as he.
She had followed a habit aud was not
i sorry when she saw that I was trying
to undo what she had done, for tbere
Is do mother who does not wish to see
her son manly, even though she be the
cause of his effeminacy.
I remained at the Perkinses for a
mouth aud even then found it bard to
get away. I bad nearly killed Johnny,
but be said "he liked It" Ills mother
ldn't approve of that part of it and
asked me if a taste for athletics neces
6UtdIy Involved breaking persons' necks.
I replied that an occasional neck was
necessarily broken iu athletics, as well
as in other less strenuous pursuits.
A year passed, during which 1 was
constantly spending short or long
terms at the Perkinses. Athletics were
to Johnny like a new toy to a child.
Iu the winter he learned to skate aud
iu ttie summer to swim, no was greuti
ly handicapped on account of learning
fTiose accomplishments late In life and
hud he not hud a strong natural tuste
for them would not have learned them
at all. As It was, he became fairly pro
licieut in them.
I was repaid for all my trouble if It
can fre called such by John himself.
Among other sports, I was fond of
canoeing. It seems to me the most
dangerous of ull outdoor sports, even
for those who can swim that Is. If
they go too far from land. One day
Johnny and I were paddling ln a canoe
on a bay of the Atlantic ocean. We
ventured too far out und were caught
in a squaH. We saw it comlug and
death in It. In John the nature of a
strong man triumphed over the disad
vantages he had so long endured. He
became the anchor, I the dinger. He
ordered me to lie down ln the bottom
of the boat in order to preserve lis
equilibrium, while he crouched as low
ns possible and still worked a paddle.
Watching the wind coming oyer the
water, he kept the canoe ln a position
to be struck on the stern Instead of ou
We plunged ort tin; crests of the
waves for awhile, but no strength or
skill could keep us straight before
them. The cunoe turned, and the next
wave that struck us keeled It over.
Both swam for the boat, which floated
bottom u, ami caught it.
There Is a good deal In this story
about what I did for Jobn-and very
little about what Johu did for me, and
yet what be did for me, though con
centrated within balf an hour, wui
worth many times my efforts In his
The wind bowled; the rnln poured
down on and about us, obscuring the
land. The waves dashed themselves
against us as If determined to drive
us from our frail supKrt. And during
this time John was holding me in my
perilous position, both of us clinging
to the canoe. Then when it was all
over and boats came to our assistance
they took me aboard unconscious.
I bad saved John from a Wfe of ef
feminacy, tnd he had saved me from
death. I found him as necessary to
me as I bad been to him, and we have
July 13 in American
Ijouisville Representatives of 79
chapters of the Kappa Sigma frater
nity participated in a barbecue at the
state fair grounds. At a dance In the
vit-l-ors' hencr. 2 Kentucky girls ; Anj wbat do you think? He got mad
were tagged with their names for the ana wanted to lick me." Cleveland
convenience pf the "frat" boys. I ilain Dealer.
"The health officer advised me to as
every man with whom we had domes
tic dealings if be was careful to boll
the water be used ln bis business."
"Well. 1 asked the mfckman first
to select the horses and give bis Instructions.-
I ran upstairs, donned my
riding clothes, and when I came down
John apieared in an immaculate riding j
salt he had never worn It before anil,
going out to the porte-cochere, we
niouttej and rode away.
John had provided himself with a
horse that could not be driven out of
a walk, and even then the poor fellow
had a hard time to keep his balance.
Il'it I had made a beginning and made
np my mind that before I had got
through with bim a ahould be jucan-
17S5 Stephen nopklns. "signer" for
Abode Island, died in Providence;
1SC2 Confederates led by General N.
B.' Forrest stormed and captured
Murfreesboro. Tenn., taking &)
18C5 Iiarnum museum burned in New
1890 John Charles Fremont explorer,
soldier and presidential candidate
In. PC5. died: born lsi.i.
1811 Tablet to William Pi-nn. founder
of Pennsylvania, 'unveiled In T -