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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY. MAY 1R, 1013.
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Telephones In ell department-. Cec-
tral Union, West 143, 1143 and 1145.
Friday, May 16, 191?.
Evelyn Thaw Is to resume her stage
career. The next chapter will no doubt j
be written around Mrs. Thaw's mar-
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The Chicago bandits who tried to i
carve their wav to lihertv after heln i
refused a new trial tried to take a
short cut to freedom.
It is asserted that the French have
accomplished most with the aeroplan,
1 though Americans Invented it. There
i are laurels yet to be won in making
1 it safer.
The attitude of the reDublir.an sen-
$ ators toward the pending tariff bill,
2 will do more toward establishing pro-!
gressive Identity than anything else,
The month of xMay is a notable one
in Mexican history. So many davs
are claimed for celebrations and dedi-
cations that washday and payday have
practically been abolished.
$ Sometimes It seems as If the pow-
jf era ought to be suppressed. Their
J attempt to intimidate Montenegro is
5 a mighty small performance. "To
a? me victors Deiong the spoils,' and!
jj the victory of the Balkans after des-1
yeruie uu uioooy connici entities
them to the spoils, and they should
take them in spite of the powers.
CALLINt TIIK BLL'FF.
Knowing "better than we know what I
wit in the mind of certain big inter-1 ms relationship is more often brok
eats, Woodrow Wilson before assum-i en Dy death of the husband than by
In th flutle rf nrrniHnt nrnmlaat i death Of the Wife.
v " - r ' - . - - v
J." gibbet as high as llaman't" for the
n men wno snouid start a panic. And
.. tha panic machinery wrs not set in
Manufacturers who have teen fat
tened to opulence anj in&olence by
sheltering tariff duties that enriched
them to the Impoverishment of con
sumers, are said to be secretly plan
ning aud openly threatening a general
shut down of their works to back up
their statentent that they can't live i aKPte lne relative tendency of tue sev
unler the "Ueetructi.o" Vil6on-l'nier-; erl classes as regards marriage. To
wood tariff. '
Secretary of Commerce Redf.eld,
hitr.felf a big manufacturer and one
j of thi best informed me a on the tariff
f in the netion, pausos in his work long
;: enough to remark: "If any manufac
f tuicr attempts, in the interest of the
( republican party, to threaten labor,
the bureau of foreign and domestic
' commerce will o into this factory
and ascertain the reason v.hy It shut
Esplaining his program. Mr. Red -
field said: "1 have recommended to
Trei-ldent Wilson that he make avail
able an appropriation of 1100,'nj'j to
cpversuch investigations as aro now
proposed, covering the cost of pro
duction, the wanes paid, hours em
ployed per da. the profits of manu
facturers and producers and the com
parative cott of( lhing tnd 'he Und
of living, what art'.cler. are controlled
by trusts cr other combinations of cap
ital, and what ette.T the trste ciotber
combinn lon f capf'.at. business op
erations or labcr have upon production
"This invest'gation. the law pro
vides, shall be conducted when request
ls made either by the president or
congress I have aaked the preatdent
to order it now. The appropriation is
slready aai!alle and the president's
consent I all that is needed to begin
This consent has teen granted and
any ggrieed protected "infant'' look-
Ini? for trouble is Invited to start some-1
thing, with assurance in advance that!
what It start the Wilson adir.inistra-
tlon will finish.
K.NGI.ISll AN AKOHISTS
That the working class of Great
Britain has cause for more or less
discontent rancot be denied, but it ls
rather a6tonl.hlng to find a member
of parliament preachiag anarchy and
advocating the cray theories cf the
syndicalists, says the Albany Argus.
According to a news cable from Lon
don Jostsh Wedgrwood. who repre
sents Xevcastle-under-Lyme in the
house of commons, addressed a gath
ering of avowed anarchists at Hack
ney the other night and declared that
the first step uecessary to push for
ward the movement for "freedom" ln
Great Britain was to make the work
ing classes as discontented as possible.
"The working classes." he said,
"are getting tired of the well meant
efforts to pad the saddle and are real
ising that it may be far better for
the donkey to lose the saddle alt
jether." Presumably this donkey rep
esents his Idea of the worklr.g clashes,
and If they take hU speech seriously
the comparison la not so inapt. This
ma a la sworn to uphold the laws of I
.lis country, and yet he deliberately
JicUes the working classes to throw
i off all authority. Mr. Wedgewood is
said to .be a rich man. but be has not
practiced what he preaches by divid
ing his worldly goods among the toil
ers. Most of the rich anarchists and
socialists draw the 6ame line between
theory and practice. They are fad
dists and seek notoriety by posing as
friends of the forking classes.
Socialism and syndicalism are gain
ing ground in England, thanks to the
encouragement of auch men as Josiah
Wedgewood and the mass of literature
favoring those cults that is being put
on the market by English publishers.
Trouble is bound to come- of this
fermenting of discontent unless the
responsible leaders of thought in G&eat
Britain set about In earnest to com
ILLITERACY IN ILLINOIS.
According to latest government sta
tistics there are 168,249 illiterates in
Illinois, representing 3.7 jer cent of
the total population 10 years of age
and over as compared with 4.2- per
cent in 1900. The percentage of illiter
acy is 1.3 among native white, 10.1
among foreign-born whites, and 10.5
For all classes combined, the per
centage of illiterates is 4.1 in urban
communities and 3.2 in rural. For
ach c!ass separately, however, except
"e frelgn-born whites, the percentage
ls hif?her the rural Population than
n tlie urDan-
For persons from 10 to 20 years of
ag6 Inclusive, whose literacy depends
uP0n present school facilities and
school attendance percentage of illit
eracy ls 1.1.
In the population 15 years of age
and over, 39.3 per cent of the males
are single and 30.4 per cent of the
females. The percentage married is
53.2 for males and 68.6 for females,
and the percentage widowed 4.2 and
10.1, respectively. The percentage
of thDKP rerinrtot fia rifvnrnori A fin A
0 respectively, are believed to be
to sma1'. because of the probability
that many divorced persons class
themselves as single or widowed.
That the percentage of single is so
much smaller for women than for
men is due partly to the excess of
:"lrt'ln lolal population ana part
if vj me mci mat women marry young.
53.2 for mal s and 5S. for females. I
from 15 to 19 years of age are married,
as compared with 0.6 per cent of the
males, and 46.2 per cent of the females
from 20 to 21 years of age are mar
ried, as compared with 20.3 per cent
of the males. In the next KrouD 25
to 34 years, the percentages are 74 4!
to 611. while in the group 35 to 44 I
the difference Dractieallv di.anne-.rs
That there ls a larger proportion of
widows than widowers may indicate
that men more often remarry than
women, but, since husbands are (ren-
erall-v oldPr ,han their wives, the mar
For the main elements of the popu
lation the percentages of married per
sons among those 15 years of age and
over are as follows: Foreign-born
white. 63.D for males and 67.7 for
females; native whites of native par-
centatce, 48.1 and 51; negroes, 51.7
Theso percentages by no means ln-
iP""rmine ui.v. trie comparison should
i k ,u .'(the coal barons. The concrete result
n ned largely by the proportion y-'ho Lall . read in wae report We8t
tiave reached the marrying nge. Sim
i'arly, the proportion widowed depends
! largely on the proportion past middle
life. The percentage married, for
ms!p-, and for females, is hieher in
' rural u,an In urban communities,
I The tRtal number of dwellings ln
! Illinois is 1,006,84$. end the total num-
j ber r families 1,264,717, there -being
, 125 6 families to each 100 dwellings.
i ne average number or persons per
dwelling is 5.6, and the average num
ber ter fairiii; 4.5.
TT T TMHTC! MHTTTPPCS
Mrw. D. Uot y.
A prominent figure at the 17th an
nual convention of the National Con
gress of Mothers, now In session at
Hoston, is Mrs. L. D. Doty of Chicago.
She is president of the Illinois branch
of the congress and ls chairman of
the Illinois delegation.
Australian Beef Arrivea.
San Francisco, Cal., Mav 16. Four
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P " . i
. .,v e 1
; V'- i - hi
hundred thousand pounds .f froi-n i cr certain furs, once she has learned
Australian beef and muttoti landed j of the unspeakab'e horrors that at
here today. The meat was sold ln tend their procuring. Ostrich feathers
Australia w ith the understan Jin; that ' are1 humanely cbtalned and may be
only a nominal profit be made here
If the agreement Is violated. Au.--trali.
will ship direct and assume the rli',-.
eliminating the middleman's profit. An
; immediate fall la prices is exoectij.
The Genial Cynic
BY CHARLES GRANT MILLER.
" k '
An honest man creates no sensation as he passes
along the street attending quietly to his business. But
the thier in custody a'tracts a crowd.
Thi3 is simply because honesty is common and dishonesty uncommon.
The whole business structure rests and has always rested on the con
viction that men will fulfil! their obligations and deal fairly. This convic
tion is the foundation of credit.
Ninety-five per cent of the total business transactions of this country
are carried on not in cash, but in credit based on this convict.-on, showing
how genera! it is and how firm.
Confidence, not suspicion, is and must ever be the prevailing tone of
the business world.
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
CONGRESSMAN" FROM THE FOUR
(Social Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, May 14. The senate is
having a bard time trying to prevent
Senator Kern'6 i
resolution for an
the West Virginia
coal fields. Some
of tie senators,
who dance when
the special in
terests pull the
strings, are giving
a surprising exhi
bition of political
agility ln their op
position to the
When the West.
the deadlock by I
H Judce Nathan Goff
TAVCMNER .to the U nit edlsuring the Taft ftate department that
States senate last
winter, the action was acclaimed by
ilie standpat press of America as an
j example worthy to be followed by
But what does Senator Goff do in his
first speech a speech in opposition to
Senator Kern's resolution?
His speech, a masterpiece of logic
and a gem of ihetoric, is every word
a legal quibble. It was just the sort
"!of speech and the sort, of legal logic
na-.that is creating amon
the ppople a
mighty wrath against courts ani law
yers. For years tales of horrors have
drifted out of the West Virginia coal
fields stories of peonage, of outraged
women, xf nvirdered men. terrorism,
and a population held in bondage to
Virginia coal wages are lower than in
any other eastern mining district.
PROTEST AGAINST CRUELTY
New York, May 14, Editor The Argus
Members of the Audubon society
are deeply Interested in legislation
relating to the protection cf birds. As
Cclonel Roosevelt has said: "It is a
disgrace to America that we should
permit the sale cf the aigrettes."
'hen a aigrette company tried to
, eetab;j6h itselt in New jersei Presi.
denf Wilson, who was then governor
of that state, killed the bill that would
have allowed this indecent traffc. and
expressed himself in these words: "I
think New- Jersey can get along with
out blood money."
The aigrette is torn from the live
mother bird in the nesting season and
the little cnes are left to starve. One
of the plume hunters of a southern
country writes: "The natives of the
country do virtual". all of the hunting
for feathers. I have seen them fre
quently pull the plumes from the
wounded birds, leaving the crippled
birds to die of starvation, unable to re
spond to the cries cf their young in
the nests above, which were calling
for food I have known these people
to tie and prop up wounded egrets on
the marsh where they would attract
the afent-on of other birds flying by.
These decoys are kept In this position
until they die of the'.r wounds or from
the attacks of Insects. I have seen
the terrible red ants of that country
actually eating out the eyes cf these
wounded.- help'.ess birds tied up by
the plume hunteri within sound of tha
call of their young. I could write you
many pages cf horrors practiced in
gathering aigrette feathers in Venezu
ela by th natives for the millinery
trade of Paris and New York."
Intelligent. kind hearted women
wear these aigrettes, birds of paradise
and other hat adcrnmen's because
they are ignorant as to the manner In
which these things are obtained. No
self-respecting woman (and, above all.
no mother) with anything resembling
I a heart, will consent to wear aigrettes
obtained end may be worn with a clear
There la need for immediate action
on the part cf those Interested in
striving to put an end to this nefar
That there are wrongs, in b!g enterprises and in
small, there can be no question.
Some people pretend to believe that this country
is going straight to the demnition bowwows because
monstrous dishonesty prevails in all business.
We hear more about delinquencies of all sorts
than we did when the facilities for gathering news
But the optimist sees that justice, honor and, hon
esty are the normal conditions and that they rule as
a matter of course in social and business relations.
Millions cf instances In which they are in evi
dence never appear under startling headlines of the
newspapers. They are far too ordinary to consume
The people want to know, and they
have the right to know what has been
going on in West Virginia. And in opposing-
this demand. Senator Goff quib
bles that (he government has not in
vestigated other states where martial
law has been declared why create a
precedent in West Virginia?
The people are not Interested in the
legal technicalities of the case. Th?y
want the fact. I hope the new senate
ls responsive enough to public opinion
to vote for this resolution and let the
light in on West Virginia.
THE MEXICO SHI "ATIOX.
The Huerta regime, which rose on
treachery and murder to dictatorship
in Mexico, is acting saucily towards
Uncle Sam because the Wilson admin
istration refuses to recognize that gov
ernment. Huerta is threatening to
send back the credentials of Ambassa
dor Henry Lane Wilson.
This seems surprising, since Henry
Lace was always a pretty good friend
cf Huerta. Almost before the body of
the assassinated Madero was cold
Henry Ine Wilson was solemnly as-
the deposed president was shot while
attempting to escape.
There is, however, as usual, a color
ed person in the wood pile. As long
as Preslden Wilson refuses to recog
nize the red-handed Huerta, the latter
worthy will bo unable to market his
government bonds in New York, and
thus cannot raise money to put down
the growing rebellion In the north of
If Henry Lana Wilson were recalled,
however, it would necessitate the ap
pointment of a few ambassador, and
a new ambassador has to be accredit
ed to the government of the country
to which he is sent. This would com
pel the United States to recognize
It's a pretty little plan, and has a
good deal of support in Wall street.
Unfortunately for its success. Presi
dent Wilson seems disposed to allow
Henry Lane to remain dangling
tween the devil and the deep sea.
ious aigrette traffic in tha United
President Wllscn has this mcnth
convened a special session of corj
grets for the purpose of passing the
revised tariff act. The officers of the
Audubon society have strong grounds
fcr believlns that it will be possible
to have Inserted in this a provision pro
hibiting the Importation of aigrettes,
provided a wide campaign of publicity
can be immediately inaugurated.
No woman who hss seen the mother
seal skinned alive because the writh
ings make the work of skinning easier
than if it were dead; no woman who
has Eeen the timid ermine, with its
tongue fast to the metal that has" been
smeared fcr itg capture; no woman
who has ever looked at the steel trap
ready and set for work; no woman
who is half a woman can know of
these things and consent to wear furs.
It is to be hoped that enlightened
W'omen In a'.l our cities will meet (as
a number of women in New York re
cently met) in order to discuss ways
and means of pu'ting a stop to these
As to the aigrette, American women
can help this movement by notifying
milliners that they will withdraw
patronage from any millinery estab
lishment that permits the sale of
aigrettes or other plumes barbarously
obtained. Women entering a strange
millinery establishment can be cf the
greatest service if, before making any
purchases, they wll". Inquire whether
cr not aigrettes are eold by the estab
lishment. There will undoubtedly be strong op
position to the proposed law opposi
tion on the part of merchant milliners
who encourage the aigrette atrocities
as a scurce of revenue.
The matter is ln the hands of the
MINNIE MADDERN FISKE.
Mount Verr.on. 111. Flannery Wil
liamson pleaded guilty In the Marion
county circuit court to the murder of
Andrew 8raothre In February and was
sentenced to prison for life. The mur
der was committed to get possession
a A Ufl wt.;-r- 1 . r. - .
-ru utucm AUJ 10 v 11-
"We srtenk In a"c?nts Icind and fair
Concerning those who have departed;
We praiee the on-s -vho travel where
The shoreless seas are all uncharted.
Oh, It ls well that we should raise
Our voices In a frrand, sweet chorjis
Ana. passing o'er tneir foibles, praise
The worth of them that go before us.
But would it not be better still
If men minht sometimes gladly hear ui
Give forth expressions of good will
And kindness while they lingered neat
TIs wll to praise the dead, to he
Kespertful to them and forgiving;
But would it not be good if we
More often spoke well of the living?
Champion Mean Man.
"The meanest man ln this town
lives ln our street. I don't care to
mention his name, but I can do 60 If
It becomes necessary to prove his
right to the championship in the mean
"In what way does bi3 meanness
"His doctor recently cautioned him
against eating anything containing
acids, and now he will not atlow a
strawberry to be brought into his
"I hear that your husband has gone
to New York,", said Mrs. Oldcnstle.
"Yes," replied her hostess, "we
found out c;ie of them old masters
we had In the gallery wasn't the real
thing and he's went to see if he can't
find something else about the right
size to fit fn the place where It hung.
Josiah is so artistical that he can't
bear to see th gallery thrown out of
proportion by Iiavin' more pictures on
one side than the other."
No Chance for Happiness.
If all who owe would pay us
As soon as bills are due,
If they would not delay us
In pr.yins our bills, too;
If frosts would not come spoilins
The gardens that we make.
If none of us were toiling
Except for pleasure's sake.
We still would sit in sorrow
And still lack peace of mind
Unless they'd let us borrow
Ills of some other kind.
'Tin afraid," said the head of the
great publishing house, "we've made
a mistake in printing so many copies
of Pennington's latest novel. With
fifteen editions cf it in stock, the
thing has fallen fiat and we can't Bell
"Well, let us hope for the best," re-r-lifd
the secretary. "Coal's getting
so high that we may be able to use
the books to advantage for fuel."
"I am sorry to hear, Mrs. New
comb." said the minister, "that your
husband gambles by buying grain
and stocks on margins."
"He doesn't do anything of the
kind. I've just been lookinr up the
definition of the word gambling, and.
according to the dictionary, one who
gambles has a chance to win."
"Heavens!" exclaimed Rulllngton
Bullion, as he hung up the telephone
receiver. "I must go home at once.
My wife ls prostrated."
"Wht is the trouble?" asked his
"Our daughter has jilted a duke and
defiantly saya she ls going to marry
a worthy American."
Torced to Combine,
"So you and your former wife fcave
decide to cet married again?"
"Found out that 70U loved each
other, after all, eh?"
"No, she can't get along on the
alimony and I can't make ends meet
en what I have left after I pay aer."
Sadder.ing Sight. ,
It always makes a lazy maa unhap
py tc ace another resting.
"I want to get a divorce frcm to
"On what gronnd?"
"Well. I don't know the legal term
tor It. but didn't tell mo lu-r.or r
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1 cjen-to !:-r runt- mIia
' The Daily Story
A CONFESSION BY F. R. MITCHELL. .
Copyng"i:ec 1913. ty AesoctatnJ Literary Bureau
I was born all wrong for what waa '
exmyted of me. Mv father faumli a !
business which grew to be very profit-'
able and produced a lurge fortune. 1 I
oemg ui.v laiuers oniy son-u:aeea. nis ; mprit nxiA tupre was Kd reason to be
only child liU chief rejoicing at my Iieve tnat ner fllDCV for ,e W3!, not a
birth waa that oue day 1 would sue carter of worldly interest for. while
ceed hlui In hU business, for. though he-; EhP seemed to have nil the money. she
had not then reaped much benefit from J needed to spend. I soon made her
It. be saw great possibilities ahead, j nwnre of the state of my own affairs.
But be was doomed to be disappointed 1 a0r did It change Tier manner toward
in me. As a boy I developed a taste i me one whit.
for roving, for danger, for anything. n I Cne evenir.-r we emerged from th
short. Incompatible with a humdrum T-ffir.i gallery together and waited
Mfe- - slowly along the bank cof the Arno.
At nineteen I was in jail under sen- The lamps that light the streets on
fence of death for participation In a j either side of the river had just been
Ceutral American revolution. My fa- j lighted, and there Is no more beautl
ther came and bought my life with I ful city scene In the world than the
money. He took me home, telling mo :
that I was a fool, but he hoped I would
grow wiser with age. But there is aa
old adage. "Bray a fool in a mortar
and he is still a fool." One year later,
while climbing a" mountain In Switzer
land. I was carried down Into the val
ley by an avalanche and was the only
one of the party to come out alive.
One would suppose that this second
escape would have cured me of incur
ring great risks. But. no. The day I
came of nge 1 fought a duel with a
French army officer in Algiers and was
wounded nigh unto death.
At this time my grandfather on my
father's side was living, a bale and
hearty man of seventy-five. My father,
being taken suddenly ill and not hav
ing time before his deatb to lay any
plan for bis estate, left all be possessed '
to bis father. What instructions went j
with the will 1 did not know, but later j
my grandfather Informed me that If I j
settled down before bis death be was
to leave the property to me.
Unfortunately for me. my predisposi
tion for getting myself killed was not
sufficiently affected by this situation to
Induce me to go home and live an or-1
dlnary life. Finding myself In Home j
when the Italians were sending troops
"I WAS TRANSFIXED WITH ASTONISHMENT."
to north Africa to fight the Mohammed-
aus. 1 enlisted In an Infantry regiment
and wns shot down by on un-Chrls-tian
dog and lay In a hospital three
months. When I recovered I went to
Taris, where I received a letter an
nounc'iDS that my grandfather had
died nnd had been married only a few
hours before his death, leaving my es
tate to bis wife.
Being still young, without common
sense and by no means cured of my
nliunrd nror!nwlf Ion I n-nb Mnt fortr
Korrv thnt 1 Ehnl.l ',. lon'r h r.
! strained from Incurring dangers, espe-
i , , - , ... ... x
imijj on;.-? uiy uew KiiuuLiiiiiit.'r iiuu
been Instructed by the will to send me
a hundred dollars a month on which
to live till I should get killed. The
only Inducement for dissatisfaction
was the belief that some woman who
had nursed the old gentleman had pre -
vailed upon bim to leave the property
to her. This. I confess, made me feel !
a hit ugly The widow wrote me that
If I would come home and settle down j
she would double my allowance. I
I was not minded either to pottle '
down or to be beholden to the woman !
vho had robbed me of my Inheritance :
and wrote her to that effect. I recelv- j
ed no reply to my letter and from thai i
time considered the matter dropped, j
My fortune had passed Into other hand !
than mine, and I considered It irre- J
trievably lost. But It was not lor.g
I by this time having passed out of
the unthinking age before I began to
realize that I had been the fool my :
father had called me It was now too:
late to mend matters, hut I was losing j
my taste for dancer, and another tate:
which It had dominated began to show
Itself. This was a faste for art. I
went to Florence. Italy, nnd became
Infatuated with the treasures In paint
ing and sculpture to be fonnd there
Tourists, especially Americans, oecn
rtonally came to my studio, nnd ore'
of them, a very pretty girl. Mis Alice
Beale. seemed not only pleased with j
mv work, hut with me I had lived .
such a wild life that the fair sex tad 1
not had much cbarin for nie. nnd la
dles eecia!!y seemed nltoseiber tco '
formal for my bohemlan tastes. If I
bad paid any attention to women tt j
bud usually heen to ome ordinary per- !
son of the country I napjened to be In i
at the time . ' i
Miss Beale. thougfl.l perfectly mod-I
est girl, did not strive to eoncenl her i
preference for me. Moreover, t-iiol
threw oft enough of that conventional!
ty which I disliked to make my en
Joyment of her xociety easy. A man
of my kind., once becoming Interested J
In a woman of his own social inhere, i
j become an easy prey. It tts n?
J I033 befure Mlw Beale hud me Ueeij
over head in lore witn nor.
' Pt it In this way because
rutins Indr. as I hare said, thoush
modest and unassuming as our nffalr
proceeded, gave me every encourage-
Arno banks at the twilight hour. Car
ried away by the surroundings, after
confessing to my companion briefer
how by my folly I had thrown nway
a fortune. I told her that 1 had now
come to a realization of it since my
loss deprived me of a hope of possess
We hnd turned upon one of the
bridges that span the river and were
looking down upon the flowing waters.
She responded that there wns still a
hope that we might be happy together.
That hope depended upon my abandon
ing my nomadic life, returning tn
America aud settling ln some business
or profession. I believed that It was
too late for me to do this, but I con
sented to her terms.
"Possibly." I said. "I might find means
of making that confounded grandmoth
er of mine disgorge something of my
She smiled at my optimism and ad
vised me to look to the future rather
than the past. Suits to recover prop
erty left by will out of the natural
channel were expensive, dragged on
from year to year and had a bad ef
fect on the contestant.
It Is evident from this that Miss
Benle was just the woman I needed
for a wife. She Infused into me a
. practical common sense that no one
bad ever been able to force Into me
before. It was agreed that we ahould
both return to America, where I was
to make good my promises of reforma
tion, and our future union wns condi
tional upon my carrying them out.
We sailed from Naples on a warm
afternoon, when the sea breeze, tem
pering the heat, was delightful. Stand
ing on deck. I looked upon the high
ground back of the city. Vesuvius tow
ering on the south. Ischla In the bay
on the other flank. The water, tho
hue of which ls ever changing, wns a
deep green. Filled with the beauty of
the scene, I could not but repress a re
gret thnt I must give up lingering In
this artistic country, as well ns my
artistic instincts. I felt that but one
thing would hold me down to my prom
ises the possession of the girl I loved.
Miss Boale told me that her tiomi
was ln New York, while mine was in
Philadelphia. 1 desired on arrival to
see her to her home, but she would
not permit It She advised me to go
nt once to Philadelphia nnd enjll upon
my grand mot lier. who owned n con
trolling Interest In the business my fa
ther had built up with n vh-w to ob
taining n position thore. I demurred
to this, but Miss Benle insisted upon it.
saying that If I were unable to "put
my feeling In my pocket" and avail
myself of x,he only chance open to me
I might as well give up the whole
matter and return to my roving. This
settled It. and I promised to do as she
The evening after my arrival In
Philadelphia I got myself In condition
to eat bumble pie by going to the
house in which I bad been born to
solicit n position In the business my
father had Intended I should manage.
My love alone enabled me to swallow
! D P'!1- 1 Ff"-S ai-d- UUVing
! While I waite
sent up my enrd.
aited I was mentally pic
turing the woman who would com'?
down to receive me. I fancied her to
be of middle age. u crafty looking wo
man, thin and bony, with nierclug
j eyes. I hated her before I sow her.
1 tnr, nnd" the rusf!e of Bkjrt!l
j fho -wonr-in,, r(,nphd th iraf
step she was revealed to my view. I
wns transfixed with astonishment. I
saw Alice Beale!
"What? Who"- I began and stop
ped. "Your grandmother."" stie said, smil
ing In every feature of her face.
"Ycs. The day your grandfather
died, being too far gone to make a
will, he married me with the under
standing that if possible I .was to be
come your wlf(. The plan hnd already
been arranged. I promising fr take
care of your Interests, provided you
mended your ways nnd became a
steady man Since ron would not
come to me for regeneration I went to
yon under my maiden name Now
that I have got you where I can In
fluence yon for your good we will do
what seem best for you."
I married my grandfather's rldow
and from that time settled my affairs
as I pleased, hut always after confer-
""it" pr -ltJ nnf return to
Italy, lam now manager of the busi
ness mv father established.
May 16 in American
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tary of state under 'Lincoln, bom:
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