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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 7, 1912.
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fnADES W jco Jncl. :
Wednesday, Auguat 7. 1912.
And among those present wfcB The-.
Beer !s being used at court f-:ne-
tions in IyOndon. Another Gern.an in
vasion of England?
A lioBto,! n.;m tri"d to end his life
with a corkscrew. And he could have
lioupht the stuff already uncork'd.
At ast Harry Thaw doesn't have
to deride whether h" will en to the
sea shop- or the mountains tor h:s va
cation. "A St. Un!s trirl killed 1 f).r,r,s,oo
flies, for wliich sli" reieiwd SP'SfD."
The !.o rents was jTobably for count
The only difference is that It is a
li'y white s'eam roller that is work
ing In the credentials comrnifee in
Women will mar more pufs ar.d
curls, next season. But they ran
leave th m i:i ' li f her k room at ti:e
theatre, wi'h th'ut l.atH.
A Phlladelpbui !nctor cluints to
have discovered an e I i x r ki.tii w.!1
prolong life, p.it who wall's to pro
long life In Philadelphia?
Whatever els. it tna do. 'he d s
losure of the t-.ei re's t the .Ne York
underworld is bound to ; i ' i . . i iimre
via, tors to the metropolis.
Boy scours have been ! m
streets In .V-w Y' tii New Ynr
OO W orse ' i.i: II ; . v e T li.-lii a I :.
dean its pni;i ill pari tiier.t.
. in. Kht
Ella Whr. t U;':k,ji sajs 'hat niar
rif ge i the inot iinportan' bu.- Less
ill the wurid. The li.ai:-!d i.um in
fails t.i ! -ml ii'uiif a i,,,n ir ? X
lllat'il'M the SdllM'ie mi h.s - ... i v. ,J;
hcaitlU i't't' Wl'l. her.
Tin; inn inn iv i:;n r to
w 1 1. si .
A s'iav ui,- taken l !! .- V. i
PresH among republn ai:. select, d ;
random fn in tl, j , : ' ; !..;- ripti'
lists, and not ini'ii ia New York CP,
or o'lur !.tr," ,:w. tr.t f-
.nr n s :
r ihe l.e, ii -; ; r-e : ,i .: ,
w hi in ir- u. .'.;.. d bu I .. :i : i ' :
411 sa.d that the would o '
thl year, 'j:::. i:ic..., v .i i::
son, and VI sa d t :at t; . a
"i e a' all i " . ie...
In ol h.-r w . .-: h '1 r , .
1 ." npubl.au v i !e'-! ate f i
. to t,e
ia t Pat
If rl hv l
; an. 1. 1 l'
i a lid I 'm
'it tic! thru
cf New "l.:.
cf 111'. ten
to say ii,,: liMif.
state w i t.
" .1 1 Villi's f,f
cf O.'lllOel ,
I . Ciitifct y:r
that nr, ;:ti.i who u,. jr. b..(
for V iImju ti.' j . ar.
SI II. I -l.o I i:vli ; ins., x
I ii re :s a h: i , . ;(,r. ici:,-isj. ; . i o
ii.r.g that Alaska si.V.l p.;.ve a l.-ni-torlal
goxernor and a lt'-lat io ! ody
for the carl Hi, Ii' of laws d.ai'.I.g
wl'h tin i::ef:.,l a.iirs. S.c li a lull.
iron", :...! -..aided, oiu-ht to re
paini Ii is I.. .'h l.'i'e 'h.it th.s much
needed teiiet v.-ti- grd.itcd to the titf
northwest t ntoi .
Al.'ska was a fine 1 ut.i.n for tis
ccitii.'rv ;. :i :' w.,s p;:: cli.isi d. .u
lSi',7. for J 7. :"'. '. th- pi :e of a
j;ooi down town bh-ck m .New York.
Russia was oovaj i gla.i to g t nj
(f It. and there was m :. h Kru'nid.nrf
among the people of the I m ed States,
though they end. rs.o.id that th-
inctne of the tiaVnal g vrrniu. :;t was
to provenl Kn.v,' md iro n cbta:t..n; con
trol of any more if the Par.:,.- (oast
than it already possessed. lP.it the
te-ntory hits prod.n ed. s'.tne iia pur
chase. oer and ahoe th
atwl flirt rf rf ....... .. I.
.... ..,.. sei..e,
at leat IlIO.OoO.oiHi. Ati i t.'.y the sur-
fac, of a small part of fs n..u. rul de-
poelt has been s.tawhed.
Frlat capital d:scoered that
Aiaska was a rich prize b fore the
IT'u1. .nJ Ul' na,,o:'al eovemment
rea ized t truth Owing to it, wealth-
making opportunities and the powerful
inures .hat seek to monopolize them.
.. .. i'1-rwi imricate proo-
lern. n goven.m. ut. Curpcntie greed
Am, rrua, c'm,!'-.;''" a"?
, . , 'e1
itii.uu iu AiMiis
hnr n n -t if mill ' , ., . . ..... t
" '"-" iuui.iuii).1if.r young women farmers went to
S.irely the pecple who live there are the poultry shews more for th
it tied to a much slf-overnment as icr.ee and kt.owle, Ro to be gained than Ottawa. Ont.-Nearly 1.000 cases of j working and attacked hta i and " M
u. be ,s.,lbie without JPardi7.ng with an expect-.ion of winning prizes typhoid fever rae developed in Ot- low worker without provocation
a.U nal interests. And surely they a- first They were ...,.! pro,d. ho -taw, and politicians are caving away Smith and hi. friend are ale
Uve a Ubr undersiandm. of tht-tr.ever. by the winning which Free, .from the cytal. The vyid-mic U du ' cal vorkera,
own n(ls and those of the territory!
! than senators and representatives i
thousands of miles away, most of.
whom have never seen It.
As for th" "interests" that seek to j
f' Alaska's mineral wealth, the na-
tional govr rnmnt can continue to keep
a strong hand on them, even wi.h
(home rule established.
KACTS I KKKARIl T PKKSI
Democrats should understand that i
t will be J.l.-.f as necessary for their f
rarty to gt a majority of electoral I
vo' s as it would he if the republicans '
were united. Pluralities don't go. A
' majority vote in the electoral college
is necessary to success. Under ex
! isting conditions. with three candidates
in tbe fi- id, unless the democrats get
a dear electoral ma;nrity in Novem
ber, th-? ei.cion will '." thrown into
tie l.rrise which i 1 1 tren ballot for
pr't'bl'nt "from the !ist of the three
hlthest of those voted for as presi
dent." In this hallo: ear h state would
J iiavp cne vote and two-thirds would
i b- necesFary for a quorum. As each
'f-'ate l,2s but tie 'i;e it would he nec
! ssary for the ;-.'-pr M-ntation of each
sth'p to hold a caucus and choose from
the un cf candidate the person it j
1 ' I!1r" 'nat :r Tne majority oi :
"'' meiui.ers or congress irom a K'"'(eI-k.
s'H'e were democrats, ihe vote of that
!''T - ?P 'Ju;,i 1 Pivn t0 the democratic j
nominee. r. ir me majoniy oi tne
.rej.regen.ation rrom a g.en si&ie s'Iro.jtllp vou to deilT.r them.'
i-l.-'bll'an. th rote of that sta'e j 'Trouble us!" exclaimed the clerk
"''-'I he iilen for either Taft or ,
Roosevelt. "And if the house of rp- .
res. ntatives shall fail to elect a prea- i
i uer.t by the fourth of March follow-,
1t:g. then ,: e vice president shall he-'
come pre.-id r;.." If the house fails .
to elect a v.(. pref;dent, then the sen-
r-te is nrnpowf red to elect a v;re presi-
dent from the two highest candidates i
vot'-d for. j
This system of electing presidents.
!: cae of failure to elect in November
is a ( on.;.!i ;.ted one and open to all .
s'.'is of pos:i.P..:ie8 a shown in the
thr irtanf es when the electoral col- i
lege fail, d to elect, as in 1"0. is:4 and
170. Thfre is no use in shifting our
eyes to the fact that under the pecul
iar or.'ditjons of this ainia:tn. there
:s a str'ir.i jinssihility of the next
presidential election being thrown into
1'ne hO'lse. It will be unless demo
crats get up and hustle and save t lie
day in November.
"- : day from the modest seclusion in i knows belong in that category, and
Mi TIMK T TALK politics." which he has been dwelling since the) this may he no exception.
A sewing machine agent who has people of Indiana decided to dispense j Some years ago the exact date will
been driving through rural Iowa, re-'with his services, and made the key- ; appear later orv Mr. Beveridge went
pout, baking seen the sign, "No Time ! note speech for the new-born progres- for a summer tour of Europe. Hecame
o Talk Polices," lacked on many a 1 sive party. t back, and immediately started to tell
lariiiei s barn. On imestiiiatiiig, he It was a deep and thrilling keynote, the world through articles in a week
lie m! that the i-ipn rii'-ant just what the one which Mr. Beeridt;' sound- ly magazine of the terrible, irresist
i! said An eutri pris n printer, whose td. It painted things unutterable by ; ible advance of Russia. It was awful,
cud appeared in s-tnall type just be- unyone save t'ne most polished orator 'this overtopping growth of the north
u v: t'ne t,tr:kins notice, had made a ever graduated from Purdue univer- ern hear. I'nless all the other peoples
iatge number of the sluh ami distri- Fity. It proved to the oraior'e satis- ' combined to resist, the Russian gov
Mit' il M.em bruadiast and it seems faction- that without the nw party rrnment would swallow up all the real
Ma' the fanners we;,, mit oniy glad aforesaid, this fair land of ou.-s would of the world.
! k f them and post tbitn (on.piiu- he Inst in desolation anil sunU in ini- Several of these articles were print
i i. si. . . bit to put in practice the sen- uity. , ed. There would have been more; but
tu ,i nt xpreged. "Ina is tired of Yea. the heavens are hung with the Japanese victories of the Y'alu and
1.: raw" the agen w.is told. "Its
pel id" at. glad to trv no to nihUe a
inle ii'iiiicy ''
All f whi'h causes the p;ii!:.'! Iphia
Pu le'in io itniaik: "Iowa has had
the reputation of being lh- moat poli-
ties ridden state in the union, though
in no it inter sense. Her p dn.ca! af
'ir. have ht en free from any gr-at
-i at.dal. but It h:is feit her peop.e w. -e
(levot.Lg too much attention to joli'i
cal discussion and agitation, at tint
expense cf their material prosj rity.
A s st. r s:n'e. v. hhh v. as one' advised
' ' ta.se luo-e atai i ss of soine-
'il'l.g Sll'.pl.:. Seems to have lak'UI
'he Ici!i:oi,.l n'l to heart, to her sub-
han'ac". and there may be
i the ad Ice for low a.
' . ally lost p'. pu
iL id-. If the
ike a ivoic ii i IT
of pol't'is and
:s sivi ij to usi -
ai' i, givir.a pas
H.iln a ! around."
disi ':ssi' r
.. eli'-rgy I I:
a:i";:s or i:
wfiii'.d be a
voMi. as rp.Mi:i;s.
Tii re aie ten uoh.,:: operating a
farm ii. Vu.-s.: 1 ! oro. .Me., v. ilii suc- s
.-o 1 1 i:pir::o'is that it has o 'tumanded
'li'' appr-iva! of s ieniitir agricultur-
: ?.'..ss Neitie ('. iPii ie;.!. h. who
A 's tl.e la. in. i iiin-.'s cf a iamily
. hosi- e .i m e is known in the district
;a:-ee and sa. res.-fi.; larmins. Sh
:s a firad.iats of Mount Holoke col-1-ce.
ai d was a tea her before her
health ti.iule it desirable for her to
live in th" coir.try. The farm was
bought in a delightfully pleasant sit-
atiju on a high Muff overlooking the
Ke:,i.'. her. It is oi e of the old farms
o: Vdssa.i i,m. and ha an attractive
.- ft i n mod.- is .;,! ho :se h eh haa
i"ii :..:. !.' omfortab and locvt u -
it nl fir modern farm life
M.cs Bu:!cit:h ai.d her partner de -
cirted at ihe outset to specialize in
po . try. and after a season of experi
ment.; farming they fc'arud their own
pbint with a smail flock of laying
1 ens The Maine Farmer speak.6 in
complimentary terms of the wisdom
and good Judgment that have been
shown in the two farming seasons
that this farrj. which is as id name-
,.ss. nas teen run. i neir nrst not k
were some of the best that could be
scoured for money. Thcv were not
afraid to nend ts, to HO for a ctttire
of high class egg. The demand for
. fees from their yards grew as their
.ixrelience Ucame known, and the cir-
! cle of customers ha. continued to wid-
jen Beside, the egS for market there
i. an increasing demand for some of
the r.ne stock from th. s farm for breed-
ir.g purpose, and the egps for hatch -
i ""l.T T Ur A -
'ue seine-lung mat
tr.ev icougftt goo3 enough 1
f . .
HF rHT! JtT TO WATCH THF.
"People could do something toward i
cutting down the cost of living if they meet some woman I know, also shop
wanted to," declared a certain plump j ping at the market. Sometimes the
matron. husband is along, too. And every
"The other day my husband and I last one of them will dodge you if
went into one of the stores and ! they see you first, or apologize for
bought a of thoge llttie adjust-1
j. window screen.
,Want them deliveredr a6ked the
"Oh. I'd Just as lief take them
witn me. said my soand. 'They're
t bulky tQ crrVt and i wouldn't j
.vvoll that'a tb firat time I've ever
heard a customer say that since I've ! the corner of the stall out of our sight,
hppn in lJlis 6tore. Everybody wants j But I was too tickled to let them get
everything delivered. When a worn-1 away she always puts on such awful
Bn buy8 a paper of pins she expects airs, you know. So I sailed up
to dpjVer it. even if it's out in the : breezily and she had to stop and
suburbs. And if a man gets anything ! recognize me.
bi?;Ker than will go into one of his' "'Do you reah-lly shop heah?" said
popkftg h want8 jt delivered.' ; she, In icy accents. 'Reah-lly, this is
-Come to think of it." said the ! the fuhst time I have been in the
p;ump matron, "doesn't it beat all place, but I told my husband it would
how high-toned we're getting these 'be such a lark to come oveh and
days? Why, I know lots of men watch the people.
who'd actually be ashamed to be seen! "At the same time," giggled the
carrying a bundle. And I know
women that go down town almost ;
every day and buy some dinky little i
Mr. Beveridge came forth yester-
black, and the stats are hid i i d irk-
i-nyf. but in tiie gloom one lin'c spot
of liiiht apf-ei-rs - id- proeressiv.' pir-
'' Follow that, in oth'-r words Keep:
your eyes on the spotlight and you
tnay yet be saved, otherwise i
It is very thrilling, but do not take
THE KNOWLEDGE OF DOGS
it'i-yd" n itl K:i'i'Mr'r. 1
(T e in a while (uim s a r ide break
in lie pi-;' sat! t reir.rds of the good
servici s of the dog, in the shape of
a report of one turning upon men, wom
en and children, with seeming feroc
ity of natural incli'iation an 1 o-ias-iot.ally
with serious results. if late
ycais we tin not hear so niaen about
hydrophobia. A recent case in New
York, attracting attention because of
its i . frequency, was that of a brin-
die h-.lldcg that snapped a little hi!d.
a ui.n in the ankle and caused
a woman to faint. Ofhrial and neigh
borhood itivt stipation brought out ihe
lacf tiiaf the anima!. just i "li ased
for a romp on the sireet. and de
lighted at th" chance, selected a little
j:in ror a p:a mate ana nouniiec. io-
ward her, barking jnyf.il!.
'I he child, misunders'an.iin? and
. frightened, tried to beat it off w i'h
her little hands. The dog confused '
and bewildered, snapped at her. A '
in an attempted to drive it away with
an umbrella and as bitten in the,
ankle. Along came the owner, a
; woman, and led the dog away, prob -
ably thoroughly ashamed of i'self for
' having becomed frightened and an-
, el'ed at the fright of a child, a man
! and a wf,nian The dog is very much
misunderstood, of some persons, most-
: cthdren, woo may not have been
a magnificent Plymouth Rock, brought,
tlietn. Their enterprise has not been
confined to poultry-raising. Iist win -
, ter an exhiait of wheat from their)
farm took the second prize at the seed j
, Improvement sccietv's exhibit at Wa-
! terville. Their yellow corn also took'
. - ..... j
, second pr.ze at me same exnioit. ana j
i they made the record of producing i
' 200 bushels of oats on five acres of!
I land. It is Miss Burleiarh s aim to '
' eventually prod ice on their farm all
; th grain, that is needed for the poul -
try. including the wheat.
, The working principle of the young
j women farmers is to get the best to
' start with and then work ar.d studv
to produce as good or better, and as
1 a result the Maine Farmer notes ap-
! th8t Bilrifh' fa
ii vaut iu us oiiri ujsk-ii) pivj-
1 duced some high-class foundation stoi k
,n i-our, una id grmu.
thing at a first class store Just to
have the delivery wagon drive up to
"I know some families that brag
about trading with a certain high
class grocer, and to prove it you'll
see that grocer's delivery wagon in
front of their house every day. But j
if you watch the delivery, you'll I
see that it's always a dinky little !
package a loaf of bread, or half a ;
j pound of cheese, and once I happened
to be on the spot when it was just a :
cake of yeast.
"Some of it is laziness that makes
high prices for us all, but a lot of it
is snobbishness. I
"Now, I'm not ashamed to take a i
string shopping bag and fill it at the
market. If my husband goes along
a basket. Occasionally I
being there if you speak to them.
Last Saturday evenine" laughed
the plump matron, "I spotted the
president of one of our societies
there. My husband and I were
frankly laying in a stock of things to
eat and we didn't care who saw us.
But this woman and her husband,
when we saw them dickering for a
Slab Of bacon, tried to sneak around
plump matron, "I saw the end of a
siring bag hanging out of hubby's '
lit too seriously. It may not be true.
I Most of the things Mr. Beveridge
Mukdn and Port Arthur and Tsushi-j
t.ui came alone, and sort of discourag-!
ed Mr. Beveiidce's prophetic spirit. '
History repe.it itself, and Gover- !
nor Wilson and the democratic partv j
may enact the role of Janan. Cheer
l pn ix rly instructed upon its habits
' Mid inclinations. Whil" some children;
are too familiar with dogs and too
nun li inclined to fax their patience and !
endurance beyond limit, others are too '
, much afraid of th- in. j
I There would he much avoidance of j
t'ne troubles growini: out of thrir nc
ti us if there were moic general in-!
t. r st taken in them by all parents '
and in the teaihing of children not!
to fear them. In the great majority of ;
instances fear on the part of our little ;
' n s has grown out of misuno rstand-
Ina of the friendly demonstrations of,
the animals. A child should learn ear- j
iy in life not. to run away from one j
of them. Much better that the teach
ing should be in the form of the friend
ly patting of the head. The eyes of
1 og in us approach to us, as a
general rule, denote wistfulness, a
yearning for friendly greeting, the de-
; mand for sympathy and companionship.
Hardly a day passes that in some part
of our country there is not record of
some remarkable action on the part
of the dog toward rescue of some
sufferer by accident or the actual res-
; rl'e of human life. We know that the
1 dog must think and reason, whether
' it be able to articulate eight or nine
ords or not. and what ever some
' stilted investigator in the realms of
j alleged science may tell us to the
to contamination of the water supply.
I Plans for a filtration plant were sub- j
1 mUleJ b' A"" Hazen of New York.
LABOR AGENT IS KILLED
Chicaao Fl.rtr.i, on--.-n;u. !
Snot jn Qurre) Wjtn Workman
nioa8- A"K- Joseph H. Alan-
dar- 3o J"ears old, business agent for
local electrical workers' union, waa j
1 hot and instantly killed yesterday by i
Herman W Smith in a new buildine
on ' th " 7 k l
i BOU,h Elde where Smlth wal
iaDor aispute is believed by the
police to have been responsible for
'h'' which Smith a.sens wa.
m seir defense
' Smith told the police after he waa
. arrested that Alandar and a compan-
. 1i-.n --. i-i . . v t t .
9r svrcAr ft. srttrm
THE poet ia on
In taking a view
Of the world
As man up a tree
The whole total shebang.
He takes in tha entire
With a glance of the eye.
Isn't he spry?
He senses all the stars.
And on the canals of Mars
He sees a man Ashing
That Is. he gets the whole
From pole to pole
And Bls.t the details.
Little things, that ar.d this.
That a duller mind would miss.
He sees poetry in a plan
Of battle and in a Knrbage can.
Nothing escapes him.
His vision la clear
For a year
He sees at a glance
The big and the small
Of the major and th minor
Points. Th finer.
Frailer fabrlca of the web
Of life, the dimpled cheeks
And the mountain peaks.
The granite gray
And the new mown hay.
I tell you. It keeps him
Busy looking, and where
He can spare
Time to write
Even at night
Is more than I can sea.
The poet la incurable.
If you take him the right way.
But, say. with all his powers
H cannot make "automobile"
Rim with "thrashing machine." j
" ' '
Can t Sear.Tham
"This is a very
exclusive part of i
"It looks it."
ever come up
"Or bill col
lectors?'' Boastful Betty.
"Isn't Betty a lovely girl V"
"Oli. I don't know! She's 6uch an
"I never noticed it."
"Oh! Haven't you? I've tried and
tried to tell of prettier clothes or nicer
parties or more men than she does, but
she always beats mo to iu"
'I want you to marry me."
"Really! That's a stupendous propo
sition." "iJon't you think you could accept
"Well. I might do part of it."
"Fart of it?"
"I might marry, you know."
No Turn About For Him.
"We only joke with people we like.
Well, there's this about it we don't
like some of them long when they
work off on us their idea of a joke."
"He married a widow."
"And now he is fighting mad."
"Ilecause the other fellow died."
"Grouch has a gnidse against hlm
eelf." "What makes you think so?"
"He seems to be making himself mis
erable all the time."
The man without a collar.
The man without a coat.
May not appear so handsome.
But will you kindly note
When sneaking of the weather
It hasn't got his gout?
Give a woman her way and get a
repntatiou for fcsnerosity. She'll have
the way anyhow.
Just because a man likes to boast
about how he used to beat the other
boys skinning the cat don't imagine be
yearns to keep in trim by running the
Some men are so weak spirited that
they will even pay the taxes on their
The young man who doesn't think he ' d"n , nU tho who ha'1 Mt fiunl;-knnw-
mnr ih.n hi. hr.. ham't ' en ''hip were carried into an American
enough gumption to pick up a good
thing when be sees It.
Being found out Is the only thing
that makes some people feel guilty.
Limelight fever is like messiest
easier to catch than to recover from.
The rat In a strange garret probably
-.lr.r-c Ik.t Ka -,.ll K . t I... :
Ever notice how hard it is to be sat
isfied when you are thoroughly discon
tented? Clearly Incompetent.
"Hare you ever been married be
fore?" asked the Urease clerk.
"Crest heavens, yonng miiir ex
tlaimed the experienced prima donna.
Don't you read the papers?"
Whereupon she wired immediate to
ft ructions to disrharpe fcer pres. sgen.
Shipwrecked By Ethel Edna Sanger.
Copyrighted. 1912. by Associated Literary Kurcau.
An ocean liner was coming across the i
Atlantic. In the main portion of the !
ship, fitted tip with every convenience. :
every luxury, were millionaires and l
multimillionaires, some of whom had ;
been prominent in the London social I
season, and not a few broucht with j
them Jewels, a fortune in themselves. !
that had hlaz.ed in many a ballroom in
En-land's capital. There was one man j
aboard occupying suit of apartments j
the price of which for a four days' i
trip would give a workingman a com- j
fortahle home for a lifetime. These j
I people, seemingly regardless of being
J suspended between the heavens above i
'and the bottom of an ocean several
! miles beueatn them, wore their fine
clothes at dinner, and in the evening
j ate choice viand, drank the best wines.
! listened to music, flirted, even danced.
I while the hours glided happily away
j to the swish of the waves against the
How differeut the underworld, which
on shipboard is as far beneath the up
per world as on land! In the steerage
were many a family packed In their
narrow quarters, eating the homeliest
fare, apd many, though accustomed to
the ordinary wine of their country,
were drinking only water, and that
out of tin cups.
Among these steerage passengers was
one Adolph Stahr, a Swede, a young
man twenty-five years old. and his
bride, Amelia, six years his junior.
Thr had left their natlre country
their simple peasant ljfe, to seek a
home in the new world. Adolph was a
mason by trade, and Amelia had work
ed in a factory in her native land, be
coming expert at weaving. They had
heard that in America the price of
labor had. by the united effort of the
laborers, been raised to what seemed
I tn thpm a verv hlch ficure. ACCUS-
tonlod HS tbey nad been to living on a I
pittance, they believed that receives ;
these wages tbev could save money i
j enough within a few years to build
jthem a home in which they might live
comfortably for the rest of their days.
And so, putting together all the mon
ey they had with something that their
, parents gave them, they set out on j
! their long Jonrncy for what was to '
I them a land of promise. Taking ship ,
for England, they there re-embarked j
for America. i
Half their journey across the Atlnn- j
tic had been accomplished when one j
afternoon a fog settled down over the
waters. Fogs on the sea are dreaded j
by mariners, and although the dress
ing in fine clothes, the feasting, the j
wine da-inking, the music, went on I
among the passengers tn the main
part of the ship, many heard the con
stant, deep toned toot-toot of the fog
whistle warning vessels that might be
near. Hut at last all aboard the great
ship except those whose duty it was to
sail her were in their berths.
Suddenly there was a crash forward,
the sleepers were awakened, all jarred.
' some thrown out of their berths. There
. was a mad rush to the deck, many go
ing up in their nightclothes, where
they found confusion and saw the
lights of a ship drifting away from
them. Fading Into the fog they soon
! passed out of sight. The captain stood
on the hridze coolly giving his orders.
Iiut few of them were obeyed. Above
the baliel was the wild cry for help
i from the wireless machine. From the
i first the crew realized' that the liner
nart ,,wn hf,r1 nit- a,ul the wnrst wns
renreii. i nose wuo were sent to ex
amine the d inii'ge came running back
to report that the foremost bulkhead
was rapidly filling and that others
astern of it were In danger of giving
An hour Inter when It was known
that the ship was sinking the boats
were lowered and the women and chil
dren put Into them. The men of mil
lions fur the first time in their lives
came to a position where the wife and
child of nn emigrant were permitted
to sleo into a lifeboat while they them
splves must remain to go down with
One parting among those who were
to go and those who were to remain
It Is the province of this story to men
tion. Amelia Stahr clung to her hus
band and refused to leave him. Tak-
i Ing her In his arms, he carried her to
one of ihe boats, put her In and be
fare she could get out the boat was
lowered and pulled a way from the ship.
The gray of the morning revealed
the leviathan a few miles distant, half
sunken, resting on ihe water like a
dying sea monster. Slowly she settled,
watched by those in the boats, nearly
1 - ina ome ,OTe, one
I ll - .. V. I . .
was soon to go down to death with
her. Then raising her huge stern she
; plunged downwbrd. and the place
There she had been was but a part of
j the boundless ocean.
Safety came for those In the boats
1 In the appearance of a steamer that
I had heard the wireless cry for succor.
I The boat were relieved of their bnr-
Amelia Stahr on reaching the land
J with her fellow sufferers received ev
; ery attention, nut for this the case
I would hare been hard indeed. Never
l theless. it did not relieve the desola
i tlon of rorning to a new land a hrids
i widow. As Boon as it was gnownrwntt
labor she could do, those intrusted with
the work of aHidstin. the women and
children who bad lost husband and
j father, secured
her a place in m.llH
where she could ply her trade, and she
became teif supporting. Some timo
after her arrival in America a little
girl was born to Ler, and although
there was a meiancboiy in not having
her hiikhaiid with her at the time she
welcomed tiie child as a memento of
her husband and as a soiaci in her
Amelia for awhile bad a lingering
hope that Adolph might be picked up
and brought to land by fouie passing
vessel, but as month after njunth pass
ed and she heard nothing from tint,
tiie hope gradually died away. She
was well skilled in her work and re
ceived every attention and encourage
ment, as did all survivors of that ter
And so time passed. The wido-st
worked hard and saved that she might
educate her child. Amelia was still
young and comely, with the fair hair
and complexion of the people of the
north and a pair of melancholy blue
eyes. Suiiors came, but she listened
to none of them. From childhood she
had been Adolph Stahr'. sweetheart,
and there was little prospect of her
ever giving herself to any other man.
Six years passed. I.lttle Lena Stnhr,
w ho was now old enough to be amused
by pageants, when a Labor day came
round besought her mother to take her
to see the procession.
So Mrs. Stahr, putting on the child s
best clothes, took her into the city and
found a vacant stoop w here they would
be sufficiently elevated to see the
marching men. There they waited.
The child was wild with that excite
ment children cf her aga display st
some unusual occurrence, especially a
parade. When necks were craned in
the direction the trades unions were
expected she would shout, "Here they
come:" and when disappointed would
begin to look forward for the next fore
cast of the approach. In this way an
hour passed when u distant roll of
drums was heard, followed by faint
strains of martial music. Then Lens
danced and clapped her hands and
laughed with anticipation.
At last enme the band, headed by th.
drum major, whose tossing of his staff
was a delight to all onlooking children.
Then the grand marshal, surrounded
by his aids, passed by, followed by on.
union after another. When the masons
passed suddenly a man darted from th.
ranks, pushed his way through th.
crowd that llued the sidewalk and,
leaping over several small boy. and
disarranging the big hats of a nntubet
of womeu, clasped Amelia in his arms.
The man was Adolph Stahr. her hus
band. Amelia saw him and knew hlrn
before he reached her. Almost befor.
his arms were about her she lost con
sciousness. Her first act after coming
to herself was to point to Ina.
Adolph understood, and, taking th
child in his arm., the three were unlred
- in one embrace.
Stahr, after parting -with his wife on
the sinking vessel, began to think oi
himself. First he picked up a life
preserver and put it about him. H
was cool and took forethought for a
possible saving of his life. He secured
a bottle of water and some meat and
bread. These, with a small flask ol
lbjuor he had brought with him on bit
Journey, he stowed away as best h.
could on his person, then, returning to
the deck, gathered what loose material
he could to make a raft.
The latter stood him in good stead,
for, embarkiug upon it, he managed to
paddle himself far enough away from
the ship not to be drawn down with
her when she sank. He was among
a very few who did so, and soon aftel
the ship went down he became separat
ed from that few.
He saw the steamer that came and
took up those in the boata, but be had
meanwhile drifted away from them too
far to be seen or heard, but be re
joiced ut the knowledge that those in
the boats, especially his young wife,
were saved. He drifted slowly on till
there was nothing in sight except the
sky and the ocean. The sea was com
paratively calm and his bread and
meat be kept dry till It had been con
sumed. This, with his bottle of wa
ter, kept him alive for three days days
of horror, but not bereft of hope. Ships
passed, but they were too far away to
he nttrncted. At last he kept what re
malned of his strength by an occasion
al draft from his flask.
He was passing into semlunconsclous-
ness wheu he was aroused by a shout
and saw a small boat pulled toward
him. He was taken on board a sailing
ihip hound on a trading tour around
the world and found no means for
leaviug her and making America for
a long while. When he did succeed in
this his Amelia bud been lost track ot
by those who had known of her land
ing. Stahr did not return to the ranks.
Tie found something more Interesting
than parading -a wife, and a daughter
whom he bad never seeu, of whose ex
istence be had bad no knowledge. Be
tween the two, the wife leaning on his
arm, the daughter lovingly holding the
hand of her newly found father, their
went to the mother's home to lay plant
for their future.
Since that fortunate meetlnr. that
blessed reunion, the Stahr family take
an unusual Interest In Labor day. fur
it is their main anniversary. Hid It
not been for that parade that Mrs.
Stahr and her daughter were looking
at, their paths might never have joined.
Stahr called their meeting a coinci
dence, but Mrs. Stabr, who Is a de
vout Christian, looks ujioii it ns a dis
pensation of a merciful providenre.
They have prospered, the husband and
father having tiiHde money as a eon
tractor, but he never falls to Join ia
the parade on Labor day like an or
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