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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, JULY" 31, 1912.
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Wednesday, July 31, 1912.
Meanwhile "Try Rock Island Flrat "
The czar and the kaiser lunched to
gether yesterday. Theodore I. of
America was too busy hunting bull
moose to be present.
Instead of "Thou shalt not steel,'
George M. Perkins' support of Roo
vrlt is based on the theory that thou
hhsilt not hurt steel.
Hllles may be able to satisfy some
people that the Taft nomination was
n't stolen but he can't make Taft
the man the people want.
The colonel praises the third-term
party of Illinois for being courageous
ly for a third terra candidate for
president, and against a third-term
candidate for governor.
me p,ir ,... ru..
big bull moose; "that is, if they will ,
rule through me!" But If they try to j
anyone else they are
An Indiana poker player who was
found to have five aces was shot and
seriously wounded by another of the
party. The great American game is
till played under the old rules.
"The state! I am the state!" said
a French king. "The people! I am
the people" Id effect declares the col
onel. The French king was the
Roosevelt of the eighteenth century.
The Chicago Tribune comments
that "there still would be reason to
believe that a township convention
uses more care in the selection of con
stables than national conventions use
in the selection of candidates for vice
president. No one J likely to climb
the family tree Into ofllce, anyway."
While the Tribune's observation is
a trifle overdrawn and some very good
men have occupied the vice president's
chair and Lave become president
through fate, yet the idea is sustained
by the career of its pet candidates for
a third term who was nominated at
Philadelphia in 1900 on the ticket
with McKlnley and thus by accident
and tragedy fell heir to the office. And
the nation has had him on its hands
AT TOP SI'KtD.
The foreign trad of the United
States is the greatest ever known
This applies to exports and imports
alike, making due allowance for the
time of the year.
Building Improvements are on a
larger scale than ever before. In r.o
other a ear did the permits Issued in
the principal cities in the six mon'hs
from January to Jure Inclusive, reach
buch figures as those winch have been
recorded lu 1 . 1 2 .
There Is an excullent prospect that
the value and bulk of the most im
portant crops will make a new total
this year. Some will fail to reach
tho bi-ft fguros of other years but
these deficiencies are more than off
set by the splendid promise of other
Final records for the year are like
ly to show that the railroad tonnage
iud the lake vessel tratf.c have both
Mir ranted all former figures. Bank
rleariugs are setting new high-water
It is going to take a lot of political
unrest and doubt about the future of
legislation and government policies to
check the momentum which the coun
try has gained and slow down the
progress of trade and Industry.
The American people never looked
more competent to manage their af
fairs with enterprise and wisdom,
whether in private business or the ad
ministration of the government.
WATER Ct'BK FOR KNOCKERS
Jacksonville newspaper readers are
Just now enjoying a controversy car
ried on by anonymous writers on the
subject of public hatha.
One writer objects to boya bathing
in the "lake" at Nichols park, con
tending that the "lake" may some
time be ut tilled aa the source of the
clty'a water supply and that It would
not be pleasant to reflect that the
water one la drinking was once used
for ablution purposes by perspiring
and not over-clean kids.
Then there la another writer who
la not so squeamish and he points
out that the dry's present water sup
ply source, Mauvaisterre creek, has
what ia known aa "the third bend"
and that since the first settlement
of the city "the third bend" has been
n popular awimming pool for the boys
aiid men. It follows, therefore, ao
cording to thia correspondent'e rea-
tonlng. that there cannot be anything
cry harmTJ in using water fcr do-
mtio purposes titer it baa been naed
for bathing purposes. This corres
pondent, chiding the other, writes
that he has pity for "the narrow-minded
Individual who never was a boy
or whose milk of human kindness has
either frozen or turned to clabber."
There isn't much point to this arti
cle. It has no moral attached nor Is
there tied to It anything in the way
of a can. It is printed solely and en
tirely to show that Rock Island knock
ers, if any are left, might try Jackson
ville as a place of congenial residence.
After drinking bath-house water for
a while they might become more rec
onciled to life in Rock Island and
come back to join the boosters.
t'nlted States Senator Robert M. La
Follette is jabbing the bull moose
vlth a very sharp stick when he at
tacks Roosevelt's record as a progrea
It is, perhaps, better and more be
coming to pity rather than to con
demn those ardent supporters of
Roosevelt who believe he is the Moses
to lead the people of this nation out
of the wilderness, but their devotion
looks like insensate hero worship. One
falls to find any Moses-like qualities
of leadership in Roosevelt.
Bob LaFollette trims him down
t.Vut right wnen he saya that Rooee-
velt gave no encouragement to the
progressive movement when it was In
its inciplency. This is true. It might
be well to recall Roosevelt's attitude
toward LaFollette when the latter
was candidate for election In Wlacon
sin. LaFollette was recognized aa a
pioneer in the so-called "republican
progressive" movement. He was
genuine, sincere, tireless progressive
worker. Roosevelt was doing some
campaigning at the time, but he care
fully avoided going into Wisconsin
He snubbed LaFollette and left him to
fight his progressive battle alone. La
Now of. course LaFollette may be
fighting Roosevelt for revenge, but he
is consistent in his warfare upon the
bull moose. The reasonable man can
understand, hov.-ever, how in the
world LaFollette with his progre68ive-
nPBS and Patriotism ran minnnrt Taft
whose nomination was the result of
,he mOBt v1ciotl8 .. pomlcB and
po,itlcal fraud vhlcn tne wlBCOn8lc
"little giant" ever opposed. No one
cm support Taft without condoning
the Chicago convemion fraud.
LaFollette may criticise that Chlc
go convent'on national committee
gang, but if he supports Taft he doea
Just what that gang wants done.
Bob, like the rest of the anti-Roosevelt
republicans, is obviously between
; the devil and the" deep sea. They
will not support the bull moose and
they will stultify themselves if they
support Taft and the national commit
tee steam roller gang.
The answer is: "Win With Wilson."
LAUGHTER AND TEARS.
Why an Outburst of the One May
Causa a Flow of the Other.
What is laughter and why do tears
so often accompany It?
On each side of the throat is an ar
tery called the carotid. At the level of
the larynx this divides, one branch,
which carries blood to the brain, being
called the internal, the other, which
distributes blood to the face, being
called the external. These two branches
are Joined about the level of the eyes
by the ophthalmic artery, which forms
a canal between them. This commu
nication Is the cause of the close con
nection betweeu the brain and the tear
glands, between laughter and grief,
both of which are generators of tears.
Physiologically, a burst of laughter
is nothing but a strenuous effort, like
lifting a heavy weight. In both cases
the muscles of the throat and stomach
When laughter la excessive the
whole body Is convulsed; every muscle
Is contracted. In the place of normal
respiration come short intermittent
respirations, insufficient to free the
lungs from the semi-asphyxia pro
duced by the contraction of the throat
muscles. The face shows the conges
tion of the blood vessels of the head.
Apoplexy may in rare cases result.
Thene niuscnlar contractions compress
RIDDER TO BE DEM.
Herman Rldder, of New York City,
will bo retained aa troaaarar of The
Democratic national eomsnlttae (or
tho campaign of 11X Tbe aanoance
tnent will be mado soon. Rldder'a
conitntiajtoa Is made at the request ot
Oot. Wilson, who waa hibly plaassil
with Kidder's testimoBr recardlnc taa
funds of the laat national campaign
aTlven before tbe oongr atonal In
vest' rating committee. Rldder Is
counted upon by the Democrats to
swing the German -American vote la
ta the Wilson colama.
c- . fit
REMEMBERING AS AJf EXERCISE.
Alice was admonished by the White
Queen, you will remember if
"Through the Looking Glass" had the
part in your childhood that it should
hav to "practice believing.
"Make yourself believe something
every morning," the funny queen said.
"The more impossible it is the better
practice it will be for you."
Lewis Carroll never told us how the
advice worked out. But there is one
similar rule that I believe will stand
the test. And that is "practice re
membering." Try it and I will warrant it to save
you many things your friends, for
Instance, and your peace of mind at
many times, and even your general
faith in humanity at large.
The next time your child forgets
the hour he was to be gone and
doesn't come home until the shadows
are way fallen. Just practice remem
bering. Remember those golden hours
In your own life when time Just slip
ped away, and when it seemed a sac
rilege to ask the hour, so Joyous was
life being to you. Ferhaps it was
back in yonr own childhood when such
days were frequent. Perhaps it was
Just recently when you clung to the
hour because it had been so long in
coming. Anyvt.y, yon remember such
a time, don't you? And doesn't it
make you understand a bit better how
the youngster before you overstayed
Family Events in
Moving pictures innovations are
making a literal panorama of man's
life today. Every home may be con
sidered a stage and every member of
the family a player with a star part.
The camera is focused on the striking
moments in human careers and the
crank is turned while the domestic
scenes are perpetuated on the moving
film. The day approaches apparently ,
when the professional performer may
be done away with and a simple ma
chine Installed, having rank with the
photograph and the piano player as
adjuncts of entertainment, distraction
and instruction in the home.
The anniversaries and celebrations
that are milestones in every human life
have been Etized upon as fit subjects
for pictorial perpetuity . How far su
perior to the commonplace marriage
register and certificate as a family pos
session ie the little roll that will un
fold the actual drama of the nuptial
ceremony. The smile of the bride, the
pride of the bridegroom, the beaming
faces of wedding guests, the glory of
the wedding finery and the gorgeous -
ness of the elaborate decorations are
caught by the camera man and pre
sented beyond a peradventure of mis
representation. FYiends who were un
able to attend the ceremony may s e
it afterward, true to the
In later years children may make
merry over the absurd appearance that
father and mother presented in tluir
"funny" wedding clothes. Father and
mother themselves, as they grow older,
will take an ill-concealed delight in
looking at themselves as they were in
that Joyous golden age.
Arrangements were made to photo
graph the marriage of Miss Jennie
Crocker to Malcolm D. Whitman,
which, taking place as It did in the
most beautiful setting that California
luxuriance can provide, offered an op
portunity for a series of moving pic
tures that wil be joy forever as a
When Miss Mary G. C. Farquhar
waa married to Daniel Warner Mar
vin In her father's home on Riverside
drive last spring the entire ceremony
was repeated in a moving picture
studio immediately afterward. The
temporary altar and all the floral dec
orations were transferred to it and
the contracting parries, clergyman, at-
tendants, parents and giwsts took their
places aa for the real rites. Every
detail was reproduced, even to the em
braces and congratulations at the con
clusion. A phonograph furnished the
In addition to the actual marriage
ceremony the festivities attendant up- j terializes, the moving picture will be
on the paper, wooden, crystal, silver, j come as the self-playing piano. It will
golden and diamond weddings lend ! not only be used for the exceptional
themse'.vea admirably to the film fam-j ceremony and the epoch-making func
ily record. Mr. and Mra. Lionel Sutro, j t!on, but for ell kinds of family pqr
who celebrated their silver wedding a j traiture.
the external carotid, which can no
longer supply the brain with blood.
In consequence this rushes np the in
ternal carotid, which becomes choked
and dilated. It can stand the pressure
only because the ophthalmic artery re
lieves it. Taking this route the blood
congests the tear glands, which over
flow. Tears are exactly the same as the
liquid part of the blood. So it is a
fair deduction that the action of cry
ing la equivalent to a certain loss of i
blood, which relieves the congestion
of the brain. This la why women feel
so mucn ucner arter a good cry.
The facial contortions of weeping
The next time yonr friend falls
you, just look back and try to remem-
Der a lot of things. Remember the
times when she did not fail you. when
sne mignt have. And remember the
time and yon are mnch deserving if
mere is only one such time when
you. too, failed a friend in the same
Possibly you were Juet careless, or
possibly the selfish interest at stake
overwhelmed you. Anyway, you had
an excuse to make to yourself. Can't
you make the same one now; if you
remember it? Perhaps, your friend
forgave you. If she did, remember
that; if she didn't, remember th?
heartache that followed; and don't
make the same mistake.
The next time some one whom you
had believed worthy of the highest
trust yields to some temptation you
had thought powerless with that par
ticular person. Just try hard to remem
ber before you say. "There is no use;
I have lost faith in everyone now."
Can't you remember an instance in
your own life when conditions rose
up around you too big to be com
bated, pr you were too tired of yourself
or those about you to be in your best
mood, and you were weak, or petty,
or unjust, or 100 things you had
thought you were not. And so you fail
ed those who had trusted you?
And it dldnt mean that you really
were less than you had believed, did
it? Tou still worshiped the good and
true, didn't you? And would you want
to be judged by that hour?
The next time you meet anything
unpleasant, anything that means
someone at fault, just stop quick and
practice remembering as fast as you
can. The average person who has
passed out of childhood can refflember
moments or experiences or vagaries
of thought and temper in his own life
to make him ready -to pardon almost
any of those in the world about him
if he will only be honest in his re
And he can remember something
good in anyone, he knows probably
some obligation owed to most of them.
little more than two years ago, not
content with picturing the happy feat
ures of that event, went back to the
red letter days of their courtship and
posed, as well as the addition of 25
years would let them, as swain and
e e e
Hugh F. Hoffman, who claims to
have been the first man to suggest the
cinematographic wedding, asserts that
tne movmg picture will be the future
family tree and that it will discount
all other genealogical and heraldic
methods of showing what a family
really is and what it came from. Each
member of the family may have a
print of the foundation of the family,
and bo it may continue for centuries.
When it is adopted the gorgeous
wedding will no longer be a merely
ephemeral spectacle. It will be kept
In such form that it may be repro
duced at any time. All kinds of family
events will be available in the same
way. That momentous first step, the
antics of first baby and the gradua
tions of all the boys and girls, the
j debuts and the engagements, court-
1 shlps and marriages of successive gen
eraUons will be present in pictorial
There will have to be a special de-
, partment in the library cf all well
regulated and well born families where
the little rolls will be kept, along with
the printed books on the family's his
tory. One family In Chicago has al
ready begun to photograph the birth
day festivities of the only child, and
this it to be done each year until
the child arrives at maturity. Photo
graphic birthdays, with a new candle
added each year, are sure to become
Beautiful as is this scheme of roll
ing up all the high days and holidays
of life so that they can be unrolled on
occasion, there is a peril in it, too. In
a divorce suit a moving picture show
ed beyond question the picture of the
defendant enjoying himself at a sum
mer resort with a lady who was not
the plaintiff in the case, and it made
a damaging exhibit.
That the moving picture has not
j been more generally made use of in
the home, however, has nothing to do
with such abuses. It is a part of the
high cost of living, for only the more
than well to do can as yet afford the
price of seeing themselves cinemato-
I graphically portrayed. The machines,
the films and the operator have made
it a dear luxury.
When something that the ordinary
householder can buy for a moderate
price, attach to the ordinary electric
light wire and manipulate himself ma-
persona are caused by the automatic
contraction of such muscles aa are
needed to compress tbe tear glands
and so help to squeexe ont the tears.
New York World.
"George Washington never told a
"Well, he wasn't much of a Usher
mas anyway." St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Gabe Smith is a tmiirhw irnv Isn't
! he? Steve Grouchy ? Why. he hates
to look at himself in a mirror. Cindn,
j natl Enquirer.
rpHK little foibles soma men have,
To which they point with pride;
Tho attribute they brae about.
The hobbles that they ride.
Been to tho person looking oa w
As trifles not worth while
And quite sufficient In their way
To causa a man to smUe.
One man win bo elated much,
Becauso his watch la true
And never, ne-rer iroes astray
no tick tho whole, year through.
Ee'll talk about It for a week
If any One will stop
To listen, and. Indeed. I think
Ho d talk till bo would drop.
Another man will know a way
To make a milk can tight.
And on that subject will converse
From early morn till night
As though tho ono who didn't own
A can a cent would care
If when the top were fastened on
It did lot In the air.
Another man will know a way
To mend a rubber boot.
And still another ono will have
A eoheme for ralstng fruit.
And It Is just tho little things.
The trifles, such as these.
That causa the men possessed of tbeaa
To think they are the cheese.
"Jtnks is the happiest man in town."
"Has his mother-in-law gone home?"
"Hasn't been there."
"What's his reason for rejoicing?"
"His wife has been busy trying out
various brands of vacuum cleaners and
he hasn't had a rug to beat this sum
mer." Her Opinion.
"Do you believe in votes for wo
"Well, I suppose that we might give
them the ballot and try it out to see
If tbey are capable of exercising the
"Now you are talking. And there's
Just one way to test them."
"Yes? And what is that?"
"Let women and only women do the
"When you came to me you said you
could keep books."
"Why don't you, then?"
"Tou conldn't keep books If yon had
a safe unless you forgot the combina
tion vi ben they were locked In."
Preferred the Other Sort.
"T have tbe best natured husband in
"I know you have, poor thing!"
"A good natnred husband, like a spot
less kitchen floor, means a whole lot of
work to keep In that condition."
"Why are women t.o mulish?"
"All right; go ahead."
"Being so closely associated with
men. they take on some of their char
acteristics." Good For Thorn.
The world is but a stage, they cay.
But some men might opine
If they could be stage carpenter
That would be doing fine.
When a woman takes to reading the
beauty column she is almost ready to
own tbat she isn't as young as she
When you begin to get "het up" over
politics Just think of the cold winter,
Taking misfortune philosophically is
much easier when It is tbe misfortune
of tbe other fellow.
Did you ever notice the weary smile
with which a woman greets her bus
band's pet story?
A cheerful disposition is a good
thing to have in stock for a rainy day.
A carefully applied compliment ia
When the color scheme of the world
seems a deep Indigo blue a gritty man
feels like going where there is a change
In the decorations.
Pluma are the things that some peo
ple always get and others never get.
When a man's best friend hits him
one nnder the belt be wonders if it is
all worth while.
The trouble with trying to get sqnare
is that things are so askew tbat they
won't stay so when you've squared
Proof of His Love.
Arriet (doubtfully) Bill, you says
you loves me, but how do I know it to
Bill (cheerily) Boat me, 'Arriet I
Didn't I stand yon a tripe supper, a
feed of wbilks and a plate of stewed
j eels? What more d'ye want?-Loudon
The Queendom of Xanthoa By F. A. Mitchel.
Copyrighted. 1912, by Associated Literary Bureau.
A clever young woman of Athens,
when that city was the intellectual
center of Greece, lectured In the mar
ket place on the subject of the inferior
rights possessed by women and urged
her fellow cltiaenesses to demand the
privileges of men. Sh succeeded In
Inaugurating a movement with that
end in view, and the demand was
made. But it waa denied.
Then this young feminine leader-
Theula was her name proposed to tho
malcontents that they should go to one
of the islands of the Grecian archipel
ago which was uninhabited, take pos
session of it and assume the same priv
ileges that were possessed by the men
The scheme was put Into effect, and
the island, then called Xanthoa, became
a woman's community, Tbenla having
been chosen queen. At the time the
women took possession of it their rad
ical wing was In the ascendancy, and
no men were Invited to Join them.
The leader of this wing, nermodla, a
very homely woman, argued that they
had no use for men and could take
care of themselves. Aa to perpetuating'
their community, they could draw con
tinually from the women of other
putts. But one day a pirate ship came
tcaJie island and spread consternation
among the inhabitants. Queen Thenia
sent for nermodla to lead a corps of
amazons against the intruders. The
man hater was found hiding under the
The pirates were bought off, and the
queen proposed to enlist a corps of
men to be held ready for the protec
tion of the queendom as she Insisted
j It should be called to be paid for their
services, Dut in oraer tnat they should
not interfere in public affairs they
were to have no privileges, being con
sidered foreign mercenaries.
Now, the Xanthos movement had tak
en many of the most attractive young
women of Greece, and when it was
THEN A LIEUTENANT ADVANCED.
given out that an army waa to be re
cruited for the protection of the queen
dom many of the fluest young men
flocked to the standard. Indeed, they
were just the men who would be
most likely to cause trouble among tbe
luhnbitants of the island. When the
queen heard of the kind of men who
were being recruited she was dis
tressed. "Alas," she exclaimed, "our main dif
ficulty has been encountered at the out
set While we ure nieutully as strong
os men we are physically weaker. 1
fear that this will prove a stumbling
block in our way!"
"Cheer up, your majesty," said Ceria,
a citizeness of great beauty. "What
we lack in strength of body we cun
supply by artful mnmtgeuieut. Wa
must have these men to protect us
against the lowest and most brutal of
their kind, pirates. But we will hood
wink our protectors. It is easier to
hold power which we already possess
than to wrest it from others. What we
could not do at Athens will be asy at
.Queen Thmla was encouraged by
this reasoning, but the barracks were
built on a point Htnnding out into the
Aegean sea, and a wall was construct
ed dividing the point from the rest of
tbe island. Then stigave orders that
, no soldier should cross the wall.
But the queen forgot that nil com
mands In order to be effective must
have force behind them. It waa a xlrn-
j r., mattpr for her to issue an order.
j ,)Ut 8ne hnd no rK)Wer t0 8ee tbat it
1 was obeyed. The troops had hardly
been settled in their quarters before
they began to mnke incursions upon
tbe forbidden ground. The queen or
dered the .efptain of the leplon to ap
pear before bcr and asked him why he
did not compel bis men to obey ber
Now, the captain, Themocles. was a j
hnnd.sorue young Greek who had dls- j
I tluuisued himself In the wars of hM
j country. He had seen Tbenla when
she had spoken in the market place of v
Athens and bad fallen in love with ber.
' When she had called for troops to de
'. fend herself and ber subjects he had
I organized the legion and. being the
finest specimen of manly beauty and
bravery In It, was chosen its leader.
He and bis men bad come to Xanthos
to protect th women from pirates that
fhey might appropriate tuem to them
selves. It is thus that the superior physical
strength of men is ever a source of
weakness in the cause of equal rights
"I fear, oh, queen." he aaid. "that I
cannot control my men in this respect,
since I cannot control myself V
"What is the cause of your weak
ness?" asked tbe queen, astonished.
The look of admiration that accom
panied ihi word was a revelation
Two emotions fluttered la ber breast
delight at her conquest and fear of
subjugation. Nevertheless she main-
tait,ed a haughty reserve, not knowing
i w hat course to pursue. Then without
i reply she dismissed the captain and at
once sent ror ceria.
"Tou said, Ceria." the queen began
when Ceria appeared, "that since we
cannot control the legion by force we
must do it by our feminine arts. Tbe
time has come when an application of
those arts ia necessary. Tbe soldiers
are constantly leaving their barracks
and I fear will tamper with some of
our weaker sisters and, having effect
ed a foothold In our community, will
reduce us to the slavery we have pre
viously endured. I have ordered the
captain to keep bis men in their bar
racks, and he has admitted that he
cannot control them. Have you any
thing to propose?"
"I swill think the matter ever, oh.
queen, and see If I can concoct a
Ceria withdrew, and while she was
thinking of the matter there was a
commotion among the women of Xan
thos. One party held tbat since wom
en were dependent on men for protec
tion they must continue to be their
slaves. Another declared that a mis
take hnd been made In admitting the
men; they should at once be sent
Those who believed that the men
should be sent away prevailed, and
the qneen was petitioned to issue an
order for the legion to depart at once.
To this she was obliged to assent, and
the order waa issued.
Several days passed, during which
the women watched for preparations
on the part of their army for de
parture, but could perceive none. Then
the queen sent for its captain and ask
ed him why her order had not been
obeyed. He replied that he had Isened
It In her name, but his men seemed
averse to obeying it Some of them
had formed attachments to women of
the island while the latter were still
Athenians, and some had been cap
tivated since. They were all well sat
isfied with their enlistment and claim-
j ed tbat tbey could not be discharged
till Its term had expired.
The queen In her extremity sent for
Ceria and asked her if she bad thought
of a plan to get the men away by
strategem. To this Ceria replied:
"Oh. queen, the fault Is In onr wom
en. Expel from your queendom all
those for whose sake the men are re
maining and you will be rid of this
Now, the qneen was greatly vex
ed at this proposition, for it would
cause her own expulsion. She there
fore declined to avail herself of Ce
rla's plnn. But Ceria. who. being a
beauty, was tired of remaining in se
clusion, went among the queen's sub
jects and stirred up a sedition, ao that
at last Thenia was forced by a clamor
to yield. An order was Issued to the
captain thnt every man who was re
maining on the Island for love of one
of the queen's subjects should march
to the palace on a certain day and
hour and declare publicly the name of
the womnn he loved.
On the' appointed morning a great
stir appenred in the barracks of the
legion. The queen and her subjects
took position before tbe palace and
awnlred the coming of those men who
were to declare their love. What waa
their consternation to see every man
in the legion form in column and.
headed by their captain, with banners
flying and the suu glittering on their
armor, march out of barracks toward
The queen swooned.
By the time the legion drew up in
line before her she had recovered and
by an effort controlled herself. The
captain advanced several paces, salut
ed with bis sword and declared himself
a suitor for the queen's hand Tbenla
blushed nud covered her face with her
hands. Then a lieutenant advanced
and announced his love for Ceria. He
had no sooner done so than others ad
vanced holding up their bands, crying
"And 1!" "And I!" "And I!" till fully
a third of tho lejjlou were clamoring
for recognition as the girls' lovers.
Discipline whs at an eud. the men
breaking from the ranks and each
choosing the girl he desired.
Now, the legion numbered barely a
tenth of the citlzenekses of Xanthos,
and. as was to be expected, the sol
diers' chose the most comely and other
wise attractive of tbe women, who
made no objection whatever to being
chosen. Indeed, many of them had
for some time been secretly receiving
the attention of certalu of the men.
There necessarily remained n large
number of women unchoseu. These re
marked the defection of their queen
and their chosen fellow ciiizenesses
with bitter condemnation. One of
these, who saw In the action of the
soldiers the fall of the community, de
livered a speech to her sinters which
was as full of severe Invective as her
features were repulsive. Then the
body of nnchosen women departed In
linger very much like the chorus-in a
Greek play goin off the stage.
The record In which this story Is
given in the Greek language docs not
state whether tbe soldiers remained at
Xanthos or whether thpy and their
ives sout'ht other hrune4. leaving the
and to the nnchosen tlllzerieMxes tc
rk out their scheme of lnUepend-
31 in American
hptaiu Jutiu t.ricsson.
iicr and liuilder of
Monitor. I.h ii In Sweden; died
w ur l !-.-.:.
eiit-ral George H. Thomaf.
tiior, re f'.e !:( k of Chicks
maunr to in irginla; died la
Kan Fyani-isco 1ST0.
1S71 i'hoelie Car'. oet, died; born
1910 -Johb G. Carlisle. Kentucky
statesnijiu and secretary of the
treafcur); under President Cleve
land, divd: 1'i.ru 1'.
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