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Saturday. April 19, 1913.
i no wi.i find the way or the transgree
Af an outdoor exercise in spring. 1 sor ag hard as "native sons" can"
figging brit easily holds its popu- ' make it.
lri'y over heating carpets. I Su,.n provincialism hurts those it
At leas' the Ohio flood spared the
ountry rue calamity. It didu't ruin
the Delaware peach crop again.
PomuIhv Mr. Brueckwr Is delavl
his dirig.b e Kali 00 n trip accfj ine
AtlnnUr un'il ue can al-r". suitable !
cat. . -
- 'aturfflly if all th mills move !
away from I'verson, N. J., there'll
be no work f r the anarchists to
At tbjvt, i is probably easier to
keep, the gilt uecoraUoms on hotel
ablewsrp h in to keep the tableware
in the hoiei.
It certainly would have surprised
that Louisiana woman who shot her
lnihlianii if she h-id ben lynched in
stead of married again.
The Snt')e court's decision that
a suicide agreement mart-- with one's
sivy ear-old child in not binding on ,
tnp child will hardly be reversed.
There Is only one way in which
1-oulnlarn can show 'hat it is in earn
est about the tariff on snear. And
that is to vote the re-publican ticket.
f-o Angeles lias abandoned its mu
nicipal newspaper. But at least if
was useful to cover pputry shelves.:
which is more than can be said for j
the Congressional Record.
Presidemt Wilsc-n is revising the
tariff, one of 'lie most d'ffcult and
vexHti'iua problems in Anieri.-au poli
tics. He i doing it without nni.se.
bluster or skj-rn-kf'. Just us a busi
ness man "oti!i! go abcut n serious
c...rn!,, !., .i ..i !-!.
have buried tae hatchet political, and
the Baltimore (invention incident may
b( cons tiered ( !,kc(. Kat h has spok
en of the other publicly in a manner
hi. I torlji' jc nf bn.ii. All differences
have been subordinated to considera
tion rf 'he cotiii.ion Mood and the two
par' inert s if 'i'e ::ov eminent will
work togrt:ier wii'n an
rie people's interest.
eye single to
Tnrre arc but f.
K l.l.l I :.
inr v. ho t cuit rii icr the
rallies which chgrai -teried the meinor
i;l ie campaign of lHf.X The people for
Mi'li's u:o! tn.ies v.oulii congregate al
t.:e central poi.w juid wilh fiugs and
..i:,.:c; wo.lii Urm one gland 1'ro
( ssiiiii anu inov o along the pruc i
streets of the town where the
1 : , .-1 i 1 . v as to I held. The tr.ui.ic
p.eui raltv Miii-'f.oi of fife and dr .in
: In- ..- t r:; .eie i I .ide l:;t ti.e fl.:: '!
repubi i v as always in ev idei.ee
,ii ,1 ft sen' tail; made for the oc a
tin i-:c; '.uti had a l.i:ge u.f
;.ou '. ..ei.HK ae t 1 eu w ard tuid from
t '.. i.n. i.j,!;. on S.iti.;rU.iv the Amel
ia ii 1' - u .is tl i UK.
-v ' 11 .- 01 !!. ;.n ,'t -rigs were he'.d at
'i.c twee of the !'.:g pole and crowds
oiild fta:ul lor hours and l-.teu li
;lc orvioi's of ilif.r party. The issues
r. the in Miior.ibie tairpa'.gn were
11,1 stly those f a national character
j ari'l w-T' ii m usfed in th" mosfrerious
sni: Matestnaii like manner. Railroads
.-ue few and the people had to re-
01 1 to carriages, or ride on horseback.
' Iu the jOiti' d'sciissions btlween
Ho.iglas and Lincoln were lis'ened to
I y 'housaud!.
Men went hundr-'ds of n.Hies snd
rr d.-.vs on the journey to listen to
. l.cse great
recti and felt rejiaid for
inelr tune and expense.
1; s h.o'l.' of giau's and Illinois
' . .'.-mot be i.o proud that she gave to
i l.c roui.trj to such men.
om: til? AM RLl'l-'K
f lxitis Spreckcls closed his desk at
Yonkers. X. Y.. ard went fishinc. He
didn't leave rny address. Incidentally
fais closed tiie sugar refinery with
which lie. is Importantly identified.
.The trouble ws a Mrtke in the fac
Spreckels decided to qui", for a
- ' '
lime. 'state alone. wh..e the rest of territory, j
This should be read in connection equal in mileage to the ana of the , '"' Ycrk. a trustee of Harrrton in
' ith a story that came from Auburn In ' New fcnglacd states, goes to the allies j stituie, addressing the conference of
,111c same state the day be.'ore. There 'and Albania. i rural industrial schools for negroes of
the International Harvester company ' .Nobody outside of Turkey is losing t the south, staled that so many new
eVsd down a tw ine factory and s'art
i-r! preparations to move it to Europe,
TM harvester jieople claimed they had
1- .! harried and driven to the point
, , .- there was no profit, ar.d stih
t.v..-a-.dd kept coming. They decided
to move that particular plant to Eu- j ?
Spreekels has not as yet considered !
moving hie -big refinery out of the
country, but there iS no telling what ;
niay enter his niind if he happens to go
abroad and finds the fishing good.
These men are putting on a demon
stration to inform the trembling Amer
ican people that when 'he crowding
gets too uncomfortable they can move,
but will thev?
AS TO NATIVE SONS.
California would get more sympa
thy in her effort to bar Japanese
from owning land if she had not shown
such offensive snobbishness in other
There is an organization r a cuit.
or a caste, or an incorporated heart
failure in California known as the
"native eons." Its object is to see
that the good things at the state go
to those who were born there; to
Penalize immigraiion tin'ees tew- ,
comer brings cash.
The first question assed of the ap- ;
piicant for a position in many parts ,
cf the btaie is not what he can do, j
but here be was born. If his par-
en's were so lost in sin and sunk i"n
i iniquity as to permit him to first see
tli. light anywhere but in California, r
wishes to help, and Irritates everyone
While Callfo-'L i.y be right in
object tr Co - large permanent popu
lation of Japanese, so far, neverthe
'jus, the evidence that JapeN are be
coming: a menace in that state fs not
conclusive; and the '-native son
fishness Inclines more eastern states
to look on 4he whole matter as an-
other scheme 1.0 protect incompetence.
Refore California can get much credit
as "chanikiii-ri of the white race." she
will have to quit penalizing 09 per
ient of that race on account of its
LIFE SAVING IN KLrfOIK.
The secretary of the treasury has
made the very sensible suggestion that ;
in towns and cities hx-a'ed on rivets
that are liable to overflow their banks ;
companies of life savers be organized.
These companies might not be need-
ed for several years, as in Ohio and
Indiana, for instance, floods do not.
4K;.r every spring, but it is an excel
lent precaution to have them well
drilled and supplied with boats in case j
f an emergency. Power boa's were j
very scarce in the flooded districts of
Ohio and Indiana. Had there been j
more of them available a good many j
more live would have been saved, i
Kven row boats w-ere not available in
large enough numbers at Dayton and
A vrltintcer life saving company
need ('"St a i'y or town very little.
The members would gladly serve
without pay. and it ought to be pos- j
sible In every community where sucn
a (ompanv i aesir.-oic 10 muuee puo .
lie npiriie.1 citizens to subscribe the j 'r fpeaker on the day congress o.ien
funds mcessary for the purchase of ; ed. Mr. Chandler went into a little
he equipment. One fine feature of . panegyric upon the aims, virtues and
companies of life savers we!l supplied ; achievements of the new party, and
-:ni nnor i.rwti -b that thev could I wound up iii fine style and with a
short time 1
(over ' o ii c! dist.i'nces in a
iii'j s V
tov tis several miles away. In some j
of -lie s-.vo''en strains in time of .
bc.its would be of little or ;
no i.sp on account of the swift current, j
but power bra's could be driven
agains' t'e current at a fair speed.
The txperiences cf 'bose who had
narrow escapes from the floods in!
1 Ohio and Indiana are likely to brins
I about the purchasing of a good many
! more power boats by those who live
on the b.uik" cf rivers that are liable
o overflow and no hu:b many of the
' ou tiers of motor boats
join life saving companies and fur- ,
nUh their own bja's.
As tho suggestion for the ornxr.lz-'ig
of these hve fai:.g c-iTrpnre.- conies
fn u a iu-,ib: e" 'lie c?bi:ieT. it
. luei-d receive .-t-rbvUs a id i-i::nediate
1 (msitierai ior .
11 HKI.Y WI.I. I. Pl.l t UKI.
Vim i. at iti. m between Turkey
and the allied p,-;!s is liapr.ii waa- :
tj io- studt'.ta of his'ory 'jteregt i
leiua ns. uot in the battleb and sieves
and o' lc if i s of killed or prisoners
tp.r, -ii. but n the fact that the gogra
pby of that pan of K.urope that has
Hen uiubr tiic government of Turkey
;s h- ,i.g iiiau-r-.i,':.v changed. It is
sain t, be probable that in the near fu
ture a pcao conference will be held
n J.ndtU! a:ul that iu the meautime
,:n armist'c uii! i-e declared the pre
s'.iij.ed res'ilt of Ru.-ein mediation.
With 'the retjru of peace, couieding !
Uiai peace '.s o be restored, Turkey
finds pself stripped of practically all
i's possessions and most, of its power ;
ir. Ktirope the posriessioiis cut down ,
from CI'"" to .'"! square mts- In
the gra-id division of the conquered
territory. Bulgaria is to receive 22.000 i
' mla!V, milcn Servia 1.1iii"h). I'.reece ;
li.noe. Montenegro S.'inu and Albania's
independence 11. ""it. Bulgaria, in the
way of pouulatiou. gains l.ToO.f'Oi'i,
Servia l.i".""". Greece l.'t'.'O.o'K1,
Mon'ccecro 250.0'".'', and Albania re
tains its 760.000. Turkey's population
.u Kurope is reduced to C.'i'to.Qun.
Pr.r.ging f.g-.ires to tne Cnitfd States
to make them more plain and easily
understood. Turkey at the beginning
of the tiresent war had in EuroDe an
! Br ai ;arr th. v.- s-ta!
- i. ... -e'" .
.states and New Jersey combined: it
j is now about th s.ze of the latter
- i any sleep over the calamity that has
'come ujon that country, cor would
j there be mourning were the power of
Jthe nation broken entirely on that con-
tinent. leaving it its Asiatic posses-
sious for the time being until another
The Genial Cynic
BY CHARLES GRANT MILLER.
CHURCH, no matter where,
of services these words:
'I will not worry.
"I will not be afraid.
"I will not give way to anger.
T will not yield to envy, jealousy or hatred. .
'I win be kind to every man, woman and child with whom I come in
"I will be cheerful and hopeful.
T will trust in God and bravely face the future."
- Read them again.
They are words worth while.
Cut them out and paste or pin them up where you will see them
Aout all there is in life worth striving for is suggested in these few
Houses, lands, bonds, automobiles are fine possessions. But far more
precious still to any man in any station are Ihe treasures of the mind and
soul composure, courage, cheerfulness, tolerance, kindness, hope all
these and faith in something higher than what the eyes see and the hands
. BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER,
CONGRESSMAN FROM THE FOUR-
I TEEXTH DISTRICT.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, D. C, April 17. So far
a Illinois p'.tronage is concerned,
present indications are that the presi
dents' attitude will
be as follows:
bers of congress
will name the
postmasters 1 n.
districts, as fast
as the commis
sions of the pres
Members of con
gress will have
110 other jobs to
Senator lewis and
the state organiza
tion will have the
say about all fed
eral positions in
the state of I!li-
uoitf except the postmasters.
The democratic congressmen of Illi
nois had hoped they would have a
counle of places, such as a revenue
collector or deputy I'nited States mar-
1 Brooklyn Eagle.)
Walter K. 'h,'.nd!er, the progres- ,
sive reoresentative from Manhattan. I
na:j tne jo0 0f nominating Victor
-MuroocK as me oun niovse cauuiuaio
great disp'.ay of earnestness as he ;
maiden speech as a congressman and
he got away as U-.e fla fell, in front
of every new memoer in ine nouse.
As he resumed his seat a member
fmm ti, ninrru: . si.-l - m.le his
way to Chandler and grasped his hand.
war was declared to finish its exist-
A world without Turkey would be a
l etter world, no matter into whose !
hands the country might fall.
VIOLATORS OF FOOD
LAW ARE HIS PREY
g 't;T r i
r,1- ' i ,
" . VI j
Francis G. Caffey.
Francis G. Caffey Is the new solici
tor of the department of agriculture.
He succeeds George B. McCabe. The
office is an important one. as the so
licitor prosecutes the case against
the violators of the pure food laws.
, -v-r- -.a3e came into prominence in
. tne V.iiey fifht when he was accused
. of not property prosecutiug the gov-
ernment s suits.
v-..- ! t r T I r - 1 .
j institutions Had been established to
help the neTo, all pursuing tie same
group of wealthy mea, that these!
benefactors were becoming weary of;
i steady aerials for funds. Kn sue
j gested confederation tne reaeay.'
! '" - '' : ' '
prints on the back, of its program
6haJ, or possibly a couple of appoint
ments in the departments at Wash
ington, but It appears the only oppor
tunity they will have to take care of
their loyal friends will be by making
Norwalk. Ohio. Ernest Welch, con
victed of complicity in the tarring of
Minnie La Valley at West Clarke
field last August, has been paroled
from the Toledo workhouse, where
he has served 135 days of a six
New York. The estate of Amzi L.
Barber, the "asphalt king," who died
April 17, 1909, was appraised at $1,
125,024. Almost the entire estate
was left to two daughters and a
granddaughter. The appraiser did
not recognize disputed claims aginst
the property amounting to $2,S79,000.
New York. The second trial of a
policeman accused of grafting result
ed in the conviction of Thomas K.
Robinson tfn the charge of exhorting
"protection" money from a restaurant
keeper. Robinson, it is alleged, was
graft collector for former Inspector
Dennis Sweeney, now awaiting trial
on 13 separate accusations.
"Mr. chaadler, suh, 1 congratulate
you," he said heartily.
Chandler bowed his acknowledge-j
"I'm from Alabama, suh, and I want
Iri cuka i,,, von snh "
The bull moose member from New
Ycrk felt happy.
"It was a most no'able speech, suh;
1 wish to ass'ire you. piih, that I en-
joyed it exceedingly." c-miintied the
man from AIa.bama, pumpin away at !
i Chandler was now Beginning to
. t ...-ii . .
; in iaci. sur,, i wm say juu
i frankly, si:h. it was the danndest fin-;
es snpw h I ever heard on the damn-
det poorest subjr
CHURCHES IN CHILE.
They Are Always More or Less In an
When walking through Hie streets in
any large town in Chile one is immedi
ately struck by the tact that church
buildings ."ire always undergoing re
pairs. tine day joi: will pass a cbnrcb which
for weeks has h::il about six ladders
resting njj-iltisl the walls. Then an
other day you will find that they have
been chate'ed to tin; other side. This
constant '-'i:t iiu-tii: of la.Mers goes on
yenr in aiu . c::r out. bi t n i use ever
se'ins to lie made, of the taduers.
though. :crhaps. a new brick or a bit
of plaster will occ:isinaily be added
to the building.
There would seem, .however, to be a
very re:! I reason for the presence of
these laililt-i's. The Chilean govern
ment, iu fact, levies a tax upon church
buildings, hut ouly when they have
beeu completed In order Vi evade
this tax. therefore, no church ever has
The law surely might le altered,
then, for the eternal presence of these j
ladders certainly an iugenions idea
does not add to the appearance of the '
buildings or to the comfort of pedes- i
trims in the streeia. I-oudon Answers.
King Robert Bruce's Watch.
! In Ualzell's "Fragments of Scottish
! History" is the following: "The old
! est known Kngiish watch was made, it
f is said, in the sixteeuth century. There
; exists a watch which, antiquarians al
; low. belonged to King Koltert Bruce"
'' In tracing this subject further was
1 found a letter iu the Gentleman's Mag
czine dated Forfar. Aug. 20. 17ST, and
signed J. Jamieson, who therein states
that tiie wat .-h was offered for sale to
: hiai by a goldsmith hawker of Glas
gow, who afterward sold it for 2
guineas, and it was uext soid for 5.
i "" " , .1
! lurnier. out we nno in iiciie wora uy
Adam Thompson, entitled "Time snd i
Timekeepers." that it subsequently j
found its w.y into the collection of ;
King George III. Philadelphia In
quirer. The Result
"TVr.ot ran the result of that popn-
i tanty contest?"
"t PUed the disposition of a
wl!: renews win, t nought fiiey
oi-r'it to ir.v won tiie r.r.Ze. ' U asrj-
Grow a lit tip every day.
Seek to learn a lit:U- more;
Put some Ioiir-ueoJ fault away,
Know some truth unknown before.
Every day ad:1 something new
To lit? s!i:ll tlmt Is your own
Something thai nu; v tiring t ynu
Hc.pe when other linpis are llown.
Every dny some cause remove
That, has llmtted your strength;
Add snme virtue that will provs
Worthy of Its cost, at length.
Mke pome prepress every day.
Take at leapt one step ahead;
Men may l!ngr by the way
Only when their hopes are dead.
The idea that there might be a hell
did not take root and spread until
after the invention of money.
H is pretty safe to say that the
family pocketbook is not carried by
the wife of the man who keeps hie
seat in the car while women with
babies in their arms have to stand.
Some people think the man who
pays as he goes has a poor chance to
get very far ahead.
A woman generally has to have a
long time to make up her mind, but
lightning is slow in comparison when
she changes it.
By looking closely the available man
may see upon the door of the grass
heart this 6ign: "Don't
knock. Walk in."
Some people regard life as a
tragedy, a few find it to be comedy,
and most of us go through it longing
for a better show.
"Now, you know," she said.
is a very busy man and hates affec
tation, so please don t stand on cere-
.l Ll t
j mow- wneu ou bo 10 una
! ma'"., . L ,. ... r, .
--Ail ptchl Hnrlino nut Til tt-ll vrm
; -.e-.". o- .
rigni uere mat im not going i mi uu
! the arm of his chair while laying the
matter before hi in."
All She Remembered.
"Tell me, dear,"
the one w ho had
been her girl
chum said, "what
were the first
words the count
said after you
were really his?"
I don t re
member just how he expressed it,
but he asked me to let him carry my
"Ma, was pa ever 'a man of the
"No. I thc-up'at he was going to
be a man for about a minute once,
but wh:n the other fellow stood up
he seemed to be as high as a House,
so it diu't happen."
; It Went to His Head.
"Poor man." said the visitor at the
! asybim. "what brought him to this?''
"He tried," the attendant answered.
; "to explain to his little boy hew a"
I man ccn travel around the wr.rid wiih
I out ever having to be upside dn."
Resdy for Him.
"They were not engaged very long,
"Oh. no. It wasn't necessary. She
had enough clothes left from previous
engagements to fill six trunks.''
I ne &uDtle Lntterence.
An earnest defender or things Irish til1 hv a(.f.i,it.Ijt- j .suppose. I caught:
asserts that the traditional bull of Ire- 8methiug of the expression I was try
land is not. as is coijinonly supposed, i,,.. r..- -ri,.,., i... .,.,... n ,.
the extu-esioii of a blunderiii" Intel!!-
ut eiii.i sum in a o.uui.Li in, iinem
gence. but. on (he contrary, shows the
Pnni:tilt fw-IiiiiF of th Irish f:ir lin
shades of meaning. The trouble lies
in the ears that hear it.
ii je were to ne Kinca crossing a
fence ye'd le all right." said a looker-
on to a fox hunter whose horse had
turned head over heels in the middle
of a level pasture, "but if ye were
l-l'l a .v... ... , .2 i j ....
, .ioru uu iu? .1.11 .. ! nt- r.eiu jeu uever
i t,0,d P again:
The Sour M1U Habit.
The Masai and oilier tribes of Rrit
isti East Africa keep milk in cala
bashes or gourds ornamented with
cowries and beads. These jire period-
ically cleaned out with the charred
wood of the loiyiye tree, which gives
the milk a smoky issie. Stale icillt is
often mixed with fresh to induce it to
. "-'"""- .,
" - - "-"'. ri" " r.i
by Most African tribes. "The Land of
The Daily Story
SHABBY GENTEEL BY F. A. MITCHEL.
Copyrighted. ISIS. ry Associated Literary Bureau
Fond of art from iuv childhood, I te-1
tei tnined to bo an artist. I wonder why
. it is that while the making of pictures
is a refined worS, only a comparatively :
few of ns women have become eminent ;
huthnt held. Rut this has nothing to 1
do with my story. When a child I was '
given drawini;. lessons, and when I
grew older 1 went abroad to study. I ,
suppose 1 should have remained
; abroad. Most American artists do.
I They paint pictures where there is a ;
j market tor them. 1 came home t-j '
America, where I think there are as .
fine landscapes as there are in the:
world, and we have one scenic effect
that is the grandest in the world, the !
eiiaurl Canyon of the Colorado. i
1 was skeicliinu; one morning in a ,
wood Ivosiiie a road. It was springtime,
and the buds on the trees were opening
j with that pale green one sees but for a
few days in each year. 1 was trving U
get it on my canvas. !
Down the read came a man whose ;
clothes were shabby, but whose person. !
1 even iu shabby altire. bore evidence of '
. the gentleman. He had the light hair'
; and blue eyes that indicate northern ;'
: races, and his features were of the
Saxon type. Seeing me sitting there j
sketching, he paused, his hand went up
to his cap slowly and doubtfully, a
j pleasant, deferential smile lighting his ;
; face, and he said with the accent of a
"You have a very beautiful subject
for your painting."
' There was nothing whatever to he
afraid of in this deferential gentleman;
! besides, during my sojourn abroad I
' had made many such acquaintances ;
all travelers do excep. the Knglish. and
! even they sometimes break through '
: their convt-minnalisiu so I received
; the man's salute as it was intended.
; lie stood behind me and looked at my ;
j sketch, lirst giving me, ns a well bred :
I person should, a compliment, then male- '
ing certain criticisms and suggestions
; that at once struck jne as being of
1 value. !
As I looked at bis lithe figure, his j
' .senial face bearing every evidence of
refinement ami contrasting with his ;
shabby genteel clothes, it struck me '
that 1 would like very much to make a j
drawing of him. 1
I "Ilave you half an hour to spare?" I
"Half an hour? I have half a cen- i
tury. I am a vagraut what you call 1
in America a tramp. At any rate, I
: am that Rt present. 1 am one of those
: persons one rends about in stories who
become involved in some unfortunate
episode the truth of which cannot lie
unraveled. For that reason I left my
unlive country and went to France,
where I served for awhile in that I
corps of -the French army called the!
Foreign legion. Do you know what I
that is?" i
"I do riot." I replied, surprised and
at the same time charmed at his frank
ness with an utter stranger.
"The Foreign legion is composed of
men of all nations, but largely of gen
tlemen who have either disgraced
themselves or been disgraced by some
one else. You will find there a Rus-
' siau colonel w ho has been cashiered
for cowardice, nil English younger son
so dissolute that he has been ignored
by his family, an Austrian count who
lias beep ruined al the gambling table."
j "Surely," 1 said, "you have not com
muted a crime?"
' "Yes that is to say. circumstances
made it appear that I committed a
crime. But let us not talk of that."
A shadow passed over his honesj face.
"I am here honored by your request
that I shail serve as your model. What
pose will you give me?''
"Pie., -e seat yourself on that log."
He sat down on the log, a liirht cane
that he had cut himself in his hands,
bis position easy and graceful. 1 saw
uu mi cssiiv for posing him anew.
"Just as you are." I added.
"In wh it direction shall I look?" I
I considered for a moment, then told
hini to look straight at inc. An honest j
face is never so honest as when it is 1
KmUing you in the eyes. Kogues may i
: exhibit assurance, but they can never
counterfeit honesty, fit any rate not to J
me. I wished to get that frank expres- :
sbiii of Ids. which would win any jury
and a woman every time. 1
i 1 made a sketch, but was dissatisfied :
with it and. tearing it up. made an-
oilier This was better, but was rfnly :
Lis face and liguie without bis ex
pression. I laid it aside and tried once
more. Meanwhile I engaged my mnlel
in conversation with a view to drawing '
out what I wished to jet on paper, j
; though 1 am free to confess my object j
. was partly to detain dim. for he had
suddenly walked into my life, and 1 '
' feit that when be walked out of it au '
impression wouid be left akin to lone- '
I kept him till I had made four at-
' .... ..
, rf.mi,rs nt sketching him. and the fourth
i t " i u i i " , "1
. fP , t,,. honor 1 hud conferred upon!
i h:. .,, . i .,..... , ;
j mwt fns!st Iir,on vmlr rec,ivttiz :
j MInriPnMT,on Ur tho ;itfin2 , ni
sure you are.a gentleman, but there is
? T..? ;: " tirT'Ai ni tn n "uiitlutii-in'a
; posing as a model even when he does
j nol ,ouey. which you evidently
I (j0 need."
wy r.ortemonnaie in a bag I
had brought with me and was opening
It when he looked at me reproachfully, i
so reproachfully that, though he spoke
not a word. 1 delisted. Rising and iift
Ics his cap with the same deference as,
, before, he said:
"Farewell, fraulein mademoiselle,
i Ton Ki.glish and American have rm
; word I." which f address a lady not
j married. This ha been a pleasant
j episode in a ruined life. I shall never
, ! ...
I wished he had snid
' ad'ci. goodr.v. anything but farewell.
i It hi a word fit onlj to use at jpartuitf
with the dying". And in this case it in
tensified the feelinars I had at seeing
him stroll away from me down the
road, erect nnd with that swinging stert
a soldier gets and once got can never
If when I had sat down to transfer to
canvas the lirst verdure of spring anv
one had told me that n man whom I
had never seen and did not expect to
see again would come along and leave
a sketch of his face and tlcure. taking
away in exchange my heart. I should
have considered the prophet a lunatic
Yet there I sat. with the picture in my
hand, and there walked sway the man
with my heart, without once looking
I saw him approach a rise In the
ground and honed l efore b descended
on the other side be would turn witli
s last wave of his band. Itut he dM
not. He. passed out.of si-ht. treating
me as a woman witli whom he had no
"He has been ruined." I said to my
self, "through no fauit of his own.
but he will not permit any one alse to
slum his obloquy."
About a year from this meeting, on
looking over a newspaper, I gl-ineed at
the personal column 1 don't know
why I have always been accustomed to
read the personals, but I do. I suppose
it is because in some of them I think
I can see a romance, and I love to won
der what that romance may be. For
the same reason I like sto'ies in which
the principal parts are left to the im
agination. What I know censes at once
to interest me. What I don't know and
imagine to be a story in itself never
ceases to interest me.
As 1 was saying. I was reading the
personals in the newspaper when I
came upon one under the heading of
Information Wanted" that described
my model. The description of him was
perfect. I felt absolutely sure that I
was right in my Inference that it re
ferred to him. it occurred to me that
in identifying the missing man the
sketch I had made of hiiu might be of
great assistance. 1 wrote a note to tho
advertiser that I had met sach a man
and had made a sketch of him. which
would lie at his service if he re
I received a reply from a German
American firm of attorneys, who re
plied that the person sought was want
ed abroad and the lawyers had letters
for him. 1 took Ihe picture to them,
which they referred to one who knew
him and pronounced it his likeness. I
loaned it to them, and they had it pho-
tograplied and used with subsequent
j One morning a card came up to me
bearing the name of ltaron Carl Rich
! or. My heart leaped to my throat, for
j 1 divined nt once that the man I had
thought of by day and dreamed of by
night had returned to me. Rut how
should 1 go down to see him with my
heart fluttering like a frightened bird?
Mastering my feelings as well as I
could. I finally went down, to see my
model, not in shabby genteel habili
ments, but dressed like a gentleman.
Rut one thing I noticed- his present at
tire did not add one whit to his ap
pearance of refinement.
lie told nu that he had been vindi
cated bow. 1 never knew and do not
know loday. Nor do 1 care to know.
From the first I was as sure of his in
nocence as if an angel had proclaimed
it. And it did not raise hini in my opin
ion, for he had never ko required rais
ing. Rut I rejoiced that the o'bloquy
had been taken from him. And I re
joiced, too. that his former rank snd
office had been restored to him by the
I sovereign or his stale.
I He bad been discovered by moans nf
! the sketch I had made of him and.
! when shown it at the office of the at
; torneys. had asked for my address, and
. ns soon as ho could make himself pre
) sentable bad called upon ine.
I That In ief meeting at which the
! sketch bad been made was as much to
liim as to me. When he had wall;d
i away from me so he told me the
world before hini looked darker even
' than it had looked before. It was the
, trial of bis life, when l.e sIoik! upo'i the
I crest, to avoid turning for a parting
glance before descend! tig.
j On returning to the principality tn
' which he belonged he look me with
1 him as bis wife. He Is now always
I well sometimes faultlessly dressed,
but I love Pi remember him In hia
shabby genteel elothes. sitting on that
log Inr.king at me with his honest eyes.
I Though, as I bnvo said. I do not
know what was the cause of his dis
grace, there are a few. very few. who
do. nnd by them lie is considered to
have made a marly r of himself for
some one. the v.-orid doesn't say who.
It has been said that it wan a prince of
the blood who should, but for reasons
of Ctlltfft I-.I1VA linp-ilt tllu ,lt--".r.ir.i litm.
'". . ' '
self- Others aver it was for a woman.
to shield whom he placed himself in
the position of a thief. I suppose lhat
I. being a woman, should wish to know
,n '"ry: but. in the first piuce. I atn
, ' , , 1 ' ,
not of t,,f,s'' who nre permitted to
know IT. THI.
in the ".w-o.jd iiIik-p. I
love stories tho denouement of which t
may feed my fancy on and enjoy cav
ing rftie In my own household.
April 19 in American
17" Regliininc of American Revolu
tion: battles at I.esingtou and Con
cord. Mass. lietween Fritish rt-gu-lur.-t
and American patriots.
13'J3 Cuban Intervention resolution
passed by the United States con
gress: ultimatum communicated t::
IfXHV-Fires continued In Sun Fr;i:iej.
ct: ui.-itiy buildings d.' u.-nsited
The irrest uccei"n cf the so-l
hare been aT-ilrs of a :;e -o;i(i. :i thir-
j nas' tt cft'to-trtal. John Morley. J