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Thursday, May 15, 1913.
1 1 Upton Sinclair has decided to live
I : In Holland. Windmills are already
I common there.
Secretary Bryan, says one com
mentator, has not only buried the
' hatchet but the corkscrew.
A St Louis judge rules that a di
vorced wonlan Is not a widow. At least
she usually Isn't very Ions.
France has yet to devise some
means to prevent the wind from blow
ing across the border from Germany.
A university professor says the best
way to deal with profanity is to re
move its cause,
University professors I
Bo far as the present is concerned,
at least. Governor Hi. Johnson prob
ably can lay claim to having put the
frisk In Frisco.
Mr. Wilson finds that in addition
to being president of the United
States, he has California and New Jer
sey on his hand.
' Clendennin, W. Va., Is seeking a
mayor. Considering the time of year
j . mis is, wny aoesn t it iook ior mm
i where the fishing is good?
it Congressman Sisson bitterly op-1
X poses all expenditures to increase the j
efficiency of the army and navy. And I
now he wants war with Japan.
Most women are content to rock
the cradle. But over in England they
are also rocking the prime minister
and the members of parliament
Mrs. O. II. P. Belmont threatens to
Introduce militant suffragist method3
in the United States, hy ail rr.can3
let her start in on the New York gun
men. The government doctors are very
severe in their criticism of Dr. Fried
maan. But this is only customary
when doctors are discussing a doc
tor. The elect loa in Mexico is set for
Oct 26. This gives an abundacc3 of
time to smuggle in arms and ammuni
tions with which Mexican political
disputes are usually adjusted.
A Chicago somnambulist drove his
car In his sleep. The fact that he
Injured no one nor did he exceed the
speed limit while asleep doos not ne
cessarily mean that the example is
one to be generally emulated.
A man named Ambrose B. Stannard,
a contractor engaged in erecting post
offices and other federal buildings in
various parts of the country, went in
to hsnVruntPT In Nw Vorl: th nthor
day with debts of 1812,000 and assets
of only 1171.000. This contractor must
t hare overlooked his opportunities.
INJUSTICE OF HX1NG.
i ' The tate charities commission In
lis 1912 report, which is just out, ar-V-
ralgns th fining of men aud women,
' guilty of misdemeanors and minor of
fenses. The commission says:
j . "We are opposed to the system of
( fining as practiced throughout Illinois.
; .W bellev It is wrong to fine the head
i. of a family for. a misdemeanor or pet
!.ty infraction and take from him that
wh!ch should go to his family for its
' support fiuch punishment degrades
fcim through enforced idleness and en
forced association with classes which
may be. Infinitely worse and reduces
his family to pauperism and depend
ency, utailing heavy burdens upon
the public. Fines levied against such
misdemeanant should be collected and
. paid over to his family for Us support.
and when he Is held prisoner as pun
' lshment he should be compelled to
work and bis earnings delivered to his
This principle Is meeting with fa
Tor throughout the country. There is
just demand that it be applied in the
state prisons in which are many whose
families have been left to be humili
ated and then 'pauperized by public
RUSSIANS 0?(LY IN SAME.
On the fac of the figures, often
among the most treacherous cf pit
falls. Russia Is sending more Immi
grants to the United States than corns
from any other country. In the nine
months ending with last March the
official record shows that 176,252 per-
sons entered American ports from the
Russian empire. The Italians came
next, with 60,337. All the rest of the
.world eent about 420,000.
1 No doubt these figures are correct.
but let no one suppose that they In-
dicate the Injection Into American life
of a strong element naturally pro-Rus-
sion. They are far from Indicating
any admixture, on a large scale, of
new-made Americans whose natural
leaning is toward the empire of the
"On the contrary," as the French-,
man said when asked, one rough day
at sea, if he had dined. The great
majority of this army of Immigrants
that come to America from Russia
look back upon that country as- a
land ruled by tyrants and cursed by
race and religious persecution. They
are glad to be done with it forever,
and thankful that they have escaped
from a government which they could
never feel was their own.
For these Immigrants from Russia
are mostly Jews who have suffered from
Russian injustice and- cruelty and
Poles who hate Russia as the chief
destroyer of Poland as an independ
ent kingdom. These two elements
the Catholic Poles and the Hebrews
constitute the vast majority of the
multitude of Immigrants from the Rus
sian empire. Only in the narrowest
technical sense are they Russians, for
in spirit, feeling, point of view, hopes
and ambitions they are far from be
ing typical Muscovites.
TEST FOR THE "PROGRESSIVE"
The Baltimore Sun has no patience
with the progressives who lined up
against the democrats on the Under
wood tariff bill. Representative Mur-
dock and his associates are taken to
task editorially as follows:
"Have Mr. Murdock and his thir
teen followers, who voted against the
tariff bill on its passage in the house
Thursday, any right to call them
selves progressives, when they line up
with the standpat republicans against
the reform without which progress,
either in principle, or practice, is im
possible? At the former session of
congress they supported democratic
tariff revision measures, and that they
are in congress now is largely due to
the fact that the peop'.e of their dis-
tricts believed they were sound on the
basic issue of progress. They knew it
wa3 either revision as proposed in the
democratic b'-ll, or on indefinite post
ponement of revision. Yet when the
supreme test comes they side with the
enemies of revision.
"Why talk about justice to the
I masses of the people and reform of
flagrant abuses, when they desert
the people's cause in the very first
battle and on the issue or issues. If
thesa gentlemen have the right to call
tlieinEelves progressives, why cannot
Messrs. Taft. Payne, Aldrich and the
rest of the oH guard of politicians do
the same. There seems here a woe
ful lack of sincerity on the very first
"Fcur regular progressives stood
true to the principles of progress in
the final vote on the tariff bill, as did
one independent nrozress've. They
h-ve a rizht to feel proud of their!asset ,ven to secure loans is the col
pesition. Thev are clear of head and j Active word of poor but honest men,
conscience, and fellow the colors of eacn man bound by the terms of mem
true progress wherever they lead. I bership in the Raiffeisen bank to un
T,i,h rn t think that th ov ! limited liability for the debts of his
ust ultimately march on the
FREAKS IX LEGISLATION.
Freak ilegWaticn is not a new fea
ture among oar state lawmaking
In 1907 an Arkansas legislature ser
iously considered a bill prohibiting
non-residents of the slate to acquire
title tc real estate within its jurisdic
tion. Perhaps California got its idea from
In Texas, law makers debated a bill
making it . n'awful f r a wage earner
to work more than twenty-six days in
any month, under heavy penalty.
Also in the same year Oklahoma
proposed a measure providing that all
persc-.s of gocd moral character be ad
mitted to the practice of law without
Also in that year in Missouri, a bill
was introduced prohibiting any one
from playing baseball except within
an enclosure surrounded by an eight
in ieia in i- samr )".,
&s in'roduced requiring all passn-
ger trains to stop at Incorporated
Fortunately for the pub'.ic. few of
these bills were enacted into lawj.
The saving pood sense of most legis-
latures prevents cranks from making
state statuses ridiculous. 1 18 regarded with a concern which, if ' country, and which seems quite past
But even as it is, many of the : jt Bhould find articulation, and if the j the comprehension of the men now
laws that are enacted are more ob-1 world could know exactly who are the ' attempting to maintain themselves as
eerved in the breach than in the ob-; men entertaining these misgivings, ! the government of Mexico. The pre
servance. j would enforce a realization that the j diction is heard eo often and in such
For instance, a railroad manager is J situation is tremendously grave, and i quarters as to compel attention, that
authority for the statement that if his j may at any time involve this country j the end must be intervention and al-
company observed to the letter uie
law requiring the speed of trains
through the corporate limits of cities
of Illinois, it would require a dozen
hours for a passenger train to run
from Chicago to Rock Island.
The faot of the matter is, the time
of the train is about four hours.
The railroad company realized that
the public would be quick to protest
against the enforcement of the law.
BRYAN TALKS POLITICS
DESPITE "NEW RESERVE"
Harrisburg, Pa.,- May 15. W. J.
Bryan, who spoke at the dinner of
the Central Democratic club Tuesday
night said it was his Mrst political
speech since he put on his "new re
serve." "I am here as the substitute
for the president" Secretary Bryan
said. "There were a lot of republicans
who thought we lacked Intelligence,
who thought we belonged to the rab
ble. But we have a president who Is
more closely Identified with the learn
ed Institutions of the country than
any other president we hare ever had.
President Wilson has shown the coun
try that tbe democratic party Is not
a party of panic"
Mr. Bryan said there was no need
for the progressive party.
"if the progressives stand for prin
ciple," Mr. Bryan 6aid, "they will
stand with the democratic party.
i Where were the progressives when the
The Genial Cynic
BY CHARLES GRANT MILLE2.
Modem Society of i London wonders how Ameri
can women can be content to be the wives of "mere
"How does the American man," It asks, "accumulate
money as fast as his wife spends it?"
No doubt, Modern Society would be glad to tell its
readers how to make money as fast as the American
does . But it would be of no advantage to them to know
the recipe. The efficacy is not in that, but in the spirit
and in the conditions.
As a matter of fact, and notwithstanding the Euro
pean belief to the contrary, the men in this country
strive no harder to make money than do the men of
The average European works a lifetime as hard and
effectively as he knows how for a competence that an
American would despise.
We put more intelligence and enthusiasm into the strife than they do,
and bur industrial conditions and resources are more favorable than theirs;
tut the longing for money is no stronger here than elsewhere. It is doubt
ful K it is as strong.
And the American women do not suffer neglect. Money opens the way to
a broader social life for the American woman than is even dreamed of by
the average woman of Europe. She does not drudge her life away in a
small shop or in the field, as unnumbered thousands of her European sis
BY CLYDE H, TAVENNER.
CONGRESSMAN' FROM THE FOUR
(Special Correspondence of The Argrus.)
Washington, D. C, May 13 While
the government commission is mak
ing a learned investigation of the
forms of agricul
tural credit la
lauve r.. iv. xjiiiu
rick of Ohio, who
has been making
a study of rural
credit system for
years, has intro
duced in the house
a bill which seems
to embody all the
essentials for get
ting cheaper mon
ey for the farmer
and rescuing him
from the hands of
local usurers who
are charging him,
on an average the
country over, more
CLYDE H. than eieht Der
TAV&NNER. cent interest on
The most successful credit system
in Europe is the co-operative plau
i adapted from the Raiffeisen banking
system of Germany. Here the only
That this pledge, given under such
circumstances, is as good as a bond
in the money markets of Europe is
shown by the fact that the society has
been able to borrow vast sums of mon
ey at low rates of Interest, end that
losses due to defalcation have been
But Mr. Bathrick thinks such a sys
tem is not likely to thrive in the
United States. The same result can
be reached if the government bor
rows the money on low interest bear
ing bonds and loans it again to farm
ers on the security of their lands at
a slightly higher rate.
FEAR FOR FUTURE OF MEXICO
The lull in Mexico may portend a
storm how terrible no one can say.
Herewith are given paragraphs from
an editorial in the Washington Times,
published at the seat of national gov-
prrmpnt. and nrpfiiimnhlv fnfnrmpd ro.
yarding a situation the critical nature
of which is unknown to the public. To
"Here in Washington it is well
known, among people who maintain
touch with the currents of opinion
flC1ong men who at length must deter-
j m:ne tne nation's course, that Mexico
j m one or tne most aimcult tasks ever
! presented to us.
"Men who have no stomach for that
sort of thing; men who feel that it
Correcting Newspaper Errors
The New York Times has Just be
gun a new departure In newspaper
work which will be closely watched
by all publishers and editors who
have a keen regard for the truth. The
Gotham paper has Instituted a "Let
ters of Correction" column. It is be
lieved that in a few years, this will
be a regular department of every pa
per. The Times will have the dis
tinction of having gotten In on the
Corrections of unavoidable errors
usually are made by reliable news
papers. The fullness and temper of
the correction Is based, usually, upon
the demeanor of the person asking
democratic party years ago made Its
fight against Wall street domination?"
Mr. Bryan said the new tariff bill
was "the best in a generation," and
that "everywhere reforms are moving
on, because back cf them is the spirit
of Justice and democracy."
In the afternoon Mr. Bryan eddress-
ed the legislature, saying: "The dayj&ing Sing prison next Monday. Gov-
of the boss is gone." and predicted jrner Sulzer announced he would not
that because of the presidential pri-1 interfere
The farm lands thus pledged would
be the security for the government
bonds. The government would simply
be acting as trustee for the farming
population in securing loans at cheap
"Because of the low productive val
ue of the farm investment" says Mr.
Bathrick, "farm loans should be for
a much longer period than the average
lifs of the present day farm mort
gage. The government alone is the
only agency now to whom the farmers
can appeal for long term loans. The
government can easily borrow for long
periods at low rates.
"It would be necessary for the gov
ernment to relend to the farmers at
an advance of only half of one per cent
to pay all the expenses of the sys
tem and return a profit to the treas
ury besides. This profit could be de
voted to the improvement of rural
"New Zealand has been borrowing
money for farmers on this plan for
several years. Last year that coun
try, by making a profit of one-half
of one per cent made over $300,000
profit. Australia has also been con
ducting the same system profitably.
The Australian surplus is used in
building good roads and for other rural
"The state of Minnesota is seeing
the light. Minnesota realised $25,000,
000 from the sale of school lands. This
money, instead of being used to en
courage farming, was sent to the east
ern money market to be loaned. The
state is now going about it to get
this money back for her farmers.
"Wisconsin is also considering a
system of borrowing on state bonds
and lending the proceeds from the
bond sales to farmers at low rates."
Mr. Bathrick thinks that cheaper
money for farmers will ' result not
only in increased farming prosperity,
but in increased prosperity for towns
"When capital can no longer exact
high rates from farmers," he says,
"it will seek industry, which offers
the next highest returns. This w'A
stimulate industry, build new factories
and raise wages by increasing the de
mand for labor."
would be unmixed calamity for us to
throw an army into Mexico and under-
take pacification and organization of
the country; men who recognize that
Euca a diversion of interest, attention,
j and activity would distract from do-
i mp.Rtip nrnhlemo -hlrh rrv nut fr
close study and wise action, neverthe
less are talking every day of the pos
sibilities in the situation below the
Rio Grand. They are the men, too,
who will decide for this country, by
their votes, what cur course shall be.
"It is a condition whose seriousness
is appreciated by few neonle in this
most as often this is accompanied
with the expression that if once our
arms reach out to Mexico, we will
never withdraw them."
the correction. Heretofore, however,
the average newspaper, seeking to es
tablish absolutely Its reliability, has
ofttimes been loath U publicly ac
knowledge a wrong. But the Times
takes the opposite view and it may
be the wholly correct vision. It holds
that the very fact that it has a "cor
rection column" and sets right a per
son wronged, with a willingness born
in sincerity, will prove to the public
that It want notlllng but the unbiased
A readiness and an eagerness to re
pair any injury unintentionally done
is the mark of a gentleman. It is the
mark of a gentlemanly newspaper.
mary there never would be another
great national nominating convention.
Albany "Happy Jack" Mulraney,
convicted of the murder of Patrick
McBreen, known as "Paddy the
Priest" a New York saloon keeper, in
October, mi, will be electrocuted at
They used to say. when he was poor and
living In a humble way.
That he did not deserve respect, that ho
vu made of worthless clay;
They blamed him for his lack of wealth,
they pitied his hard-working wife.
And wondered why he did not strive to
be of some account In life.
They held him In contempt for what
they fancied was his laziness.
They said there was no reason why he
miGht not fairly win success;
They shook their heads and passed him
by. they said it was a shame indeed
That with the talents he possessed he
lacked the will to take the lead.
Since lie Is rich and has become a man
whom other men obey;
They gather at the grocery store and sit
and while their time away.
And wonder at the ways Qf Chance and
blarne him for the stubbornnws
With which he struggled to advance, and
wisely pooh-pooh his success.
What He Said.
"What do you think of this place?"
asked the girl's brother.
"It's fine. Every prospect pleases,"
the young man replied.
"I heard mother telling father thia j
morning that you had asked Dorothy
"Did you? What did he say?"
T wouiq maae you go
ahead and finish the quotation you be
gan a moment ago about every pros
"I should love
you, darling," said
the groom, even
i a i t
ii ujr BuuiB aiH.i-
dent your sublime
utiuuiy were iur
"Ah," she re-
plied, snuggling a
little closer to him, after looking
around to see if they were being
watched by the other passengers. "I
love you more than that. I should
love you even if you came to me aft -
er juu uu ueen eaung game.
I hear the people cheering loud;
Some great man passes, probably;
Alas, I've never heard a crowd
Hurrah for me.
j I hear the music of the bands;
I see the banners proudly fly;
The people never clap their hands
When I go by.
I wonder If it is becausa
I've never done a thing as yet
To make me worthy of applause?
It Is, 1 11 bet
"Yes, he certainly is a great speak
er. One of the best I ever heard."
"What is his special line of argu
ment?" "That's his strong point. He can
thrill you and get you worked up to
a great pitch of enthusiasm and the
next day you can't remember what it
was about, so that when you hear
him again what he says is as fresh
"It will be useless," she sadly said,
""tor you ever to tell me again that
I am beautiful."
"Why do you say that?" the young
"I went to four theatrical man
agers today to get them to hear me
read passages from 'Romeo and Jul
iet' and not one of them would let
me do it."
Are you aware of the fact that
there may b millions of germs on a
"Yes, sir. That's one reason why I
prefer bills of a higher denomina
tion." Always Safe.
The rewards of virtue never have
to be locked np where thieves will
not break in and steaL
"We're terribly tieuiecked. pa. ain't
"Whj . what do you mean, ray boy T'
'"Well, ma make me wash my hnnds
8Ue makes you wash yours before vou
hook her up tbe back." Detroit Free
The Daily Story
THE FLOWER LOVERS BY F. A. MITCHEL.
Copyngmtec 1313. t7 Aseodatod Literary Bureau.
My Dear Adele Here we ace In our I
new home in this quaint New England J
town, which I think can have changed
very little in the last 200 years. The
people who lived in it then were doubt
less well to do. for there are many
places which were at that time quite
imposing. Our house is buiit on the
street v-ith a terrace garden in the
rear, and the place on one side is much
the s'nme. Everything smacks of the
seventeenth or eighteenth century.
I am glad that we have taken posses
sion before the flower planting season,
for I am sure I shall be devoted to the
old fashioned garden. I shall secure
the services of a man to spade up the
beds for me, but I shall do all the rest
of the work myself. You should see
bow artificially they are laid out,
every one inclosed in a narrow border.
Besides, there are low hedges and
dwarf trees cut In shapes that remind
one of the present cubist pictures.
While our garden has been long neg
lected, the one beside it has been well
kept up. Everything there is as trim
as if Miss Dorothy Somebody in the
quaint costume of two centuries ago
was still caring for it. Some one doubt
less lives there who cares for flowers.
for, though spring has scarcely arrived,
I can see that when the season comes
I shall look out upon a delightful
scene. Your loving RUTH.
I have discovered who It is that is in
terested in keeping up the garden nest
door, and my discovery is surprising.
The flower cultivator is not a woman,
but a man. Who would expect a man
to take an interest In flowers? 1
wish rather that he would take an in
terest in me. for he is fine looking, and
from observing him through the win
dow, carefully concealed by the cur
tains, I am sure I shall like him. But
I fear he is not inclined to be neigh
borly, for. though we have been here
nearly two weeks, be has not called.
I have learned something about our
next door neighbor. They say he is
peculiar, preferring to live alone in the
bouse he has Inherited from a long
line of ancestors. He neither goes
out into company nor entertains. This
is strange iu a man who cannot bo
more than thirty years old. They say
he loves only two things in the world
his library a'nd his garden. What a
' temptation for me to make him love
a third thing, which is human a
j temrtatlon to which l have already
, T must attflck Wm through Ws tflste
fQr flowcr8 g.nce j know notlllng of
books. Indeed. I think I shall keep
away from him, fearing to reveal my
shallowness until I shall have effect
ed an entrance to his favor through
his plants. I have already two men
digging up my beds preparatory to the
, He Ilu!e tbinUs that l3 01le nest I
I . ir tn ,,im in i,.,ttpr
i sicze i am aoout xo lay to uis ueuru
down tbe old fashioued high brick wall
that protects him and his garden from
, ., nT1 , n,i ua mv siMo trims
I.ii, h K.. an mips nn(1 rnrnnluniR
and peonies. But I must be careful
! . i- Mm m ntn t
; have 6ffected this breach. What would
; x do ,f he ,ere t0 bpf,in to ta!k t0 we
; bpfore t h:j excited an interest
j through our both loving the same
! tul:;g? what would I say if he should
speak about the relation between the
edict of Nantes and the Thirty Years
war? The only war I am Interested
In is the war of the roses which I pro
pose to wage myself.
My neighbor next door is taking his
rl.uits from his conservatory and put
ting them in beds. I am using seeds
almost entirely, for my garden has not
been cultivated for years. He, too,
is laying out a few spaces to be Oiled
in with seeds. I am doing all to make
my garden attractive. What plants I
buy are of rare and beautifal varieties.
My neighbor's plants are chiefly what
he has always possessed. All I can do
Is to make my garden as beautiful as
possible. On that I rely to' attract him.
' May 15.
My flowors are all doing well. I
have eellpsud my neighbor. From my
window I have seen him admiring my
display. A few days ago I saw him go
to a bed and prepare it to receive some
seeds. I wonder what he is going to
plant there something very nice, for
be was particular about getting It
smooth, throwing out every loose stone
end making the soil very flue.
I have made a discovery today. The
seed he planted a week ago is coming
up in very singular curves. They look
something like letters. I am beside
myself with curiosity to know if they
are letters. If they all broke the soil
together I could tell, but they do not.
Some are above the ground, while oth
ers are below it. A few days will tell.
They are letters not only letters, but
a message for me. They spell "Wel
come. Cower lover." I ara deligbifd.
They say that the best way to attack
a ifc3 i throueb his stomach. This
will do for the ordinary man, but not
cn ideal one. I have been working in
my gardea a great deal, and I presume
he must have seen me from an upper !
window, for the wall between oui
places i3 so high that he could not have
seen me from his garden or the ground
floor. I am delighted at my success.
This bookworm Cower lover has been
made to feel a sympathy. He has been
attracted to one wljj loves what be
And now let a see whether the seed
planted in fclsAieart will grow like the
plants he fofes so well.
But I trUt respond to hi greeting.
Evidentlyhe is an Ideal person or he
would nfl have taken such an ideal
metnod of communication. Fie will
lock for a reply in kind. Can you not
give me same condensed sentiment
about Cowers that I may pnt it in the
ground for him to read when the let
ters spring up? I have hunted for
something beautiful, impressive, ideal,
but can find nothing to suit me.
Tour letter is received, and I am de
lighted with your suggestion. You are
right In saying that the words are the
most beautiful, the most touching and
comprise the most of any written or
spoken about flowers. "Consider the
lilies of the field; they toil not neither
do they spin, and yet I say unto you
that Solomon in all his glory was not
arrayed like one of these." The words
are a poem in themselves, a far more
effective poem than if they had been
written out in stanzas with a rime
in every second line. TUit I can only
give a part of them In flower letters.
Complete they would take up too much
room. Two or three words would be -quite
enough to suggest the whole. I
think I shall put In only lilies, and they
to read, "They toil not .
- .Tune 10.
Not being willing to wait for the seed
to spring I planted the wards in
lilies. I did It at night, and when the
sua shone bright in the morning it
glistened on the dew that sprinkled
my message. I found that I had plant
ed them so as to form pretty well
shaped letters. I have been in hopes
that my correspondent would permit
me to see his appreciation of my work.
It seems to me that wero I a man and
a woman arranged so beautiful a mes
sage in so beautiful a method I would
go out on the balcony .and'-shout ray
appreciation. Rut thus far, if he has
admired it, he has done so in conceal
ment. For all I know he is complete
ly oblivious to what I have done.
v. -; June SO.
Fancy, toy dear, your 'seeing me
standing by my window clapping my
hands. I was wrong in thinking that
my correspondent wa9 uuapproclative.
On rising this morning and looking
down into his garden a touching sight
met my eyes. Roses have been la
bloom during the month, but my cor
respondent has not used them for mes
sages till today, nnd even now he
uses only one. Since my last letter
there has been time for some seeds to
spring into green letters I know not
yet of what plant and what do you
suppose they spell? But first I must
tell you that they were .planted in a
circle, in the center of which was a
single rose in full bloom. Indeed, Its
petals were beginning to fall. I could
see several of thetn under It on the
ground. But the words that inclosed
them they were quoted from Moore's
beautiful poem "The Last Rose of Sum
mer," "Oh. who would Inhabit this
bleak world alone?"
Now, hasn't this been a unique bit
of lovemaking? And yet all the girls
in the town have been living in tho
delusion that this man was not to be
won from his castle. I have broken
down the wall, as I planned, or have
at least drawn him to the top of it.
for on going Into my garden after
breakfast 1 bond appeared above it
and my neighbor stood on a ladder
looking at me.
"I should have claimed ttie piit i'eso
of a neighbor," he said, "before this,
"You were more interested In your
flowers than in those living beside
"I have noticed that you' have the
"Indeed. I love thetn doarly."
"No man can love Cowers rs a wo
man will lovo thein, but I confess I
And so the dialogue went on. Seeln?
that my water pot wns empt.V, ho
Jumped down Into my garden and. tak
ing it from my hand, went to t'ie fau
cet and filled it for me and sprinkled
my plants- -.
A month has passed s!nce I wrote
you. my dear n month of rare happi
ness. My flower lover has mounted
his ladder and jumped down over thu
garden wall nearly every day. He Is
not bookish at all. though I know he
is a great render. He doesn't seem
to enre for Intellectual wortien. which
Is lucky for me. He s-i.vs tpit I must
have a rare ideality or I would never
have conceived thut idea about the
lilies. I suppose I should confess to
him that you gave me that, but I can't,
really. I doubt if a wnuiaa capable
ef laying a trap for a man and catching
him In it can Lave a very tender con
science. Aug. IS.
This has been the summer of my life.
But the flowers oh. tbe poor flowers
which have brought all this happiness!
They have been dyins for water,
and, shameful to relate, we have boon
so absorbed in each other that we have
not noticed that while we have been
In bliss they have been shrirelins for
want of attention. Oh, the pity of It!
We are engaged.
May 15 in American
1547 General Wlulield Seott's army
captured Pueblu. Mexico, cloning a
month of successful battles against
18S2 D. L. Brainard and two other
members of the Greeley arctic ex
ploring expedition reached a poiut
then land until 180(i known as th
"farthest north," namely, rttituds
83 degrees and 24 minutes.
1011 The United States supreme court
ordered the diKsolutton of tbe Stand'
ard Oil company.