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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY. JUXE 14, 1913.
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Saturday, June 14, 1913.
Anyway the kodak trust had had a
Hereafter candidates will pay more
attention to the ladies.
Former President Taft says ,he Is
the happiest man In the United States.
Thlawill bo cheerful news at Oyster
Chauncey M. Depew sees the day
"when cur cities will be burned and
destroyed by Japan." Chauncey al
ways did like his little joke.
filhce the Illinois legislature could
not countenance prize fighting some
of the members of the lower house
thought they would put on a little
etunt of their own.
There was a row in the Illinois
house of representatives last night
during which blows were exchanged
and Lee O'Nell Browne had nothing
to do with it. Verily the world Is
Antl-American meetings in Japan
fcre poorly attended. The jingoes are
accused of a desire to embarrass the
Japanese cabinet and the game is too
apparent to have much influence on
public sentiment. v
"All the world is coming to the
United States for boots and shoes," ac
cording to a bulletin of the bureau of
foreign and domestic commerce. Yet
the American shoe manufacturers de
Had the women of Illinois who be
lieve in the right of their kind to exer
cise the suffrage privilege followed
the example of their English cousins
they would not have gotten very far
with their measure.
China is the fourteenth nation to
indorse the peace plan proposed by
Secretary of State W. J. Bryan which.
the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, a reaper's, so that when it appeared it was
publican paper, says is to think It over
a long time before resorting to hos
tilities. It will at least put the hot
spurs into the background a long
step toward safety and sanity.
The Pennsylvania railroad reports
that In the past year it made an in
vestigation of every accident happen
ing on its line, "whether it was the
rase of a woman tripping on station
steps, or the derailment of a passen
ger train," and its conclusion is that
"probably 70 per cent of all the acci
dents could have ,been prevented if
employes bad exercised proper cau
tion." THE TRAFFIC POLICEMAN.
The decision of Commissioner of Po
lice Archie Hart to install a traffic po
liceman in Second avenue will receive
general commendation. While the
exigencies of the situation in the busi
ness district demand such a precau
tion and safeguard, and the advantage
Is one that both Davenport and Mo-
linj have been enjoying for some time,
Mr. Hart has attempted through the pol
icy of moral suasion to defer the taking
of such steps for the time being. He has
felt that in the Interest of economv
he might possibly get along without
assigning one man to traffic duty sole
ly. To that end he has appealed and
warned the owners of automobiles and
motorcycles in vain until it has come
to pass that little regard is shown for
public safety ou the business streets
of Rock Island. Every provision ot
tha traffic ordinances is not only re
peatedly but defiantly violated by Rock
Island people and by those of Daven
port and Molina who drive here.
So that altogether, Commissioner
Han is acting tha part of wisdom in
his purpose to Install a traffic police
man whose beat shall be in the center
of the street between Nineteenth and
Seventeenth streets, and who will also
keep a watchout for Twentieth street
as far south as Fourth avenue until
another year, when a traffic policeman
will likewise be assigned there. And
It Is not going to be an experiment or
a temporary arrangement. The traffic
policeman has come to stay.
He will have absolute charge of the
use of the streets and the regulation
of all vehicles. It la not to be the pol-
icy to maka arrest unless It Is abso -
lutely necessary, but to see that prop-
k er respect is paid for public safety,
It Is not an uncommon thing tor an
automobile driver or a motorcycle rid
1 er to dash through a crowd of people
entering or leaving a street car. This
will be stopped. It Is not unusual for
all kinds ot vehicles to run up to curb
' facing the wrong way, thus preclpltat
v Ing confusion and possible accidents.
This will be regulated. It is an every
A day occurrence for automobiles and
( motorcycles to tear around corners
r heedless of who may be la tns way.
Al'. this will cease. System will be
established and all manner of vehicles
will be compelled to "keep to the
right as the law directs."
The patron of the "poor man's car
riage" will have the came privileges
on the streets as the owner of an au
tomobile or a motorcycle. In a word,
the rights of all will be respected as is
the case in all well regulated cities of
Rock Island's class. -
THE BALLOT FOR. WOMEN.
The women's suffrage bill has pass
ed both houses of the Illinois legisla
ture and Governor Dunne says he will
cheerfully sign it if there be no un
constitutional features, and he be
lieves there is none.
The first opportunity afforded by the
new law will be in Chicago in the al
dermanic contests. "Bath House" John
Coughlin, an alderman who is a con
siderable politician if not a statesman,
says that now ii.ut the Women have
the vote they will pay very little at
tention to it. This may possibly prove
true 8fter the novelty has worn off,
but at the first election there is sure
to be a good sized vote and possibly
one determining the result.
As lo the competence of the average
woman to vote as compared to the
average man there can be no question,
and the extension of the right to vote
destroys the familiar argument of
government without ctnsent of the
governed or taxation without represen
tation. If the women eventually do as
the Chicago alderman predicts, cease
wanting to vote when they get the
privilege, then the passage of the law
will have cut no figure. If they turn
out as near unanimously to the polls
as do the men then there will be gov
ernment by the people In the broadest
There Is a grave possibility that
thousands of women who believe their
first duty is in the home will not go
out to the polls, and the voting will be
largely done by or under the direc
tion of women engaged in riding hob
bles and regulating the affairs of oth
ers and not very much will be accom
plished beyond supplementing the
power of male politicians of that type.
The women's suffrage experiment
in some of the western states has
hardly gone far enough to determine
to what extent women will persist In
the exercise of the right.
-PI KE" NEWS.
The newspaper publicity law, which
the supreme court of the United
States has just upheld, provides among
other things, that paid for reading
matter must be labeled advertising, to
avoid deceiving the reader.
This provision is altogether fit and
proper and The Argus has been one of
the newspapers even during the inter
val of the test of the law that has ad
herred to the postal requirements.
Newspapefs not heretofore following
the policy now made mandatory upon
them, have been influenced not by
desire, but by necessity. If they
wouldn't accept the advertising on the
basis of having it appear as unmarked
reading matter, their competitors
would. Many of them consequently
fell in with the crowd.
Recognition of the value of public
ity has led to the purchase of space
by special interests seeking to shape
public thought, and which have con
cealed their own identity in the pa
the paper talking to the reader. It
was in fact a special interest
No reputable newspaper permitted
this use of its columns, but there are
several not reputable, and protection
of public confidence and service of
the trutli seemed to demand that paid
for reading matter be published with
the word "advertisement" Identifying
it. This intures "pure" news and an
end to the paid for "caLned editorial."
THE SECOND AVENUE PAVE
MENT. There have been numerous criti
cisms and many complaints of the ap
pearance of-the Second avenue pave
ment in spots. Attention is frequent
ly called to the fact that in certain
sections the surface under the summer
heat becomes spongy and mushy, and
that impressions from heavy vehicles
and the calks of horse's shoes are left.
The contractors say that time will
remedy all these apparent defcts, and
that after the surface of the pavement
is sufficiently baked it will "iron out"
Let us hope the statement cf the
contractors will be substantiated by
future developments, but at the pres
ent time the appearance of the pave
I went, not as a whole, but in sections.
is anything but satisfactory
If in the course of time there Is no
improvement and the contractors do
not see fit to remedy it, the city doubt
less will adopt measures to Insure re
laying of the bad places according to
The defects complained of do not ap
ply to the entire job, but merely to
certain sections ot it along Second ave
SCHOOLHOl'StS BY PARCEL
Sending cardboard models of school
houses by parcel post is the latest
device of the United States bureau
of education for arousing interest in
attractive school buildings at low
cost tor rural communities. The
models are made to fold flat and are
shipped by mail to local authorities,
normal schools and their agencies, fcr
use during a limited period. A num.-
' ber have already been sent to points
in the west and southwest
Models for one. two and four-room
1 schools are provided. The buildings
i are planned especially for rural cofa -
munitles where low cost is the first
essential. They represent the very
latest Ideas in school architecture;
they are usually attractive to look at;
they are up to the minute in hygienic
arrangements; yet they ere within the
means ot the smallest communities.
The buildings were designed by Dr.
F. B. Dresalar, specialist ln school
hygiene of the bureau ot education,
and then worked over by two well
known Arms of school architects. Coop
er and Bailey of Boston, and W. B,
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER
Congressman from the Fourteenth District.
(Special' Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, D. c, rune 12. Has
aviation, human flight in heavier-than-air
machines, reached its limit of de
the aeroplane al- that the greater use ot human flight
ways remain a will be in the pursuits of peace, in sci.
precarious play- entific investigation. In improving
thing, in which I transportation.
human daredevils i "Think what opportunities for scl
either for amuse- entific research our aviators of today
ment or pay will
continue to thrill
beings, or as a
hazardous, but ne
for the uses of
Or has the aero
plane a greater
destiny? Will it
become a power
ful civilizing agent,
made safe by pro-
CLYDE H. srressive invention.
a great instrument
In reducing the
cost of living and adding to the com
fort and convenience of the popula
tion? WLUiam G. Sharp of Ohio, who Is
being prominently mentioned as the
next chairman of the democratic con
gressional committee. Is one of those
who has intense faith in the future of
human flight He believes that the
flying machine is still in its crawling
infancy and that its future develop
ment will be as amazing as that of
the automobile. He is convinced that
sclontific discovery and invention will
in time make the aeroplane as safe
and as widely used as automobiles and
motor boats are now.
Aviation is Sharp's legislative hob
by. He has shown this by the many
bills and resolutions he has introduced
looking to government encouragement
of aeronautical invention. While
Sharpe is a dreamer, he is a very sci
entific and practical one. His whole
life has been practical, his business
success is proof of that His mind has
been keen to grasp the possibilities of
invention as is shown by the success
of the chemical manufacturing busi
ness out In Ohio of which he is the
proprietor. It is the largest industry
of its kind in the world.
While Mr. Sharp realizes that it is
THE IDEAL AND
BY MARY AQUIN.
The ideal is the practical. One is
accustomed to hearing a good deal of
Jest railed . at sentimentalists in an
evident desire to separate the term
from that of sentiment more widely
than does the dictionary. It is an ideal
condition we are aiming for when we
agitate methods of hygiene withal it is
the most practical undertaking. The
cure of tuberculosis as an instance
ishiug food, cleanliness, freedom from
worry. These are ideal conditions
deemed practical by students of econ
omics who can readily compute for
us in actual figures that the tariff is
a slight tax compared to that imposed
upon all by the prevalence of prevent
The old-time doctor used to pre-
! scribj au"ine and calomel for "rag-
weed" malaria and ague the modern
school physician sends out the man
with the scythe, agitates the drainage
of stagnant pools and lectures tbe
community or) "Swat the Cockroach."
Probably no greater good has been
done than the wholesome "behind the
scenes" magazine .articles of Dr.
Woods Hutchinson and hi6 imitators
in unprofessional language. He nas
demonstrated that community health
is an investment that pays big divi
dends. . One hundred children taken
from the slums and placed in good
borne surroundings and we may feel
certain of saving the major portion
to longevity and respected citizenship.
Transplant the same number of chil
dren from good homes into the slum
districts and the ratio becomes minor-
Our elaborate processes of law
police courts, jails, delinquent homes,
K - Vt 't A
a formidable list of after effects in I sidewalk curbing filled with cooper
barn door Closing all will be mate-! nrivc nerm.la stretches I
rlaliy reduced in number and cost of
maintenance when we attain to this
tubstantial ideal "Everywhere a safe
place for the child." An increased in
telligence demands the abolition of un
healthful conditions, instituting great,
er cleanliness and more of beauty.
One of the pleasing indications of
aroused civic responsibility is thelneoDle have flower gardens and nlant
move on foot in nearly all cities to In-
Crease the beauty of surroundings.
Civic clubs, such as has been formed
in Kock island, are springing into ex -
istence and will
cementive in great
Robert Louis Stevenson says in "Ylr-
Ittner of St. Louis. The models show
', H the details, within and without and
j -ney constructed to scale. Full
directions accompany taem.
It is believed that these models will
De of great assistance to school author-
"-es ln small rural communities who
i can cot anord to engage a school ar -
j -uect, yet are ammtious to nave their
1 schoolhouse up-to-date In every panic-
ular. With one of these models to work
from. Dr. Dresslar asserts, any carpen
ter will be able to build a school
house for his district that will meet
every modern requirement
JURY OBTAINED AT SALEM
Taking of Testimony In Kidnaping Af
fair to Begin Monday.
Salem. FJ., June 14. The twelve
Jurors were accepted to try Frank
Svulens and Erneet Harrison on the
easiest to secure government encour
agement of aviation .by appealing to
the patriotism of the people that Is,
by emphasizing the need of an aerial
fleet for use in war yet he believes
are. missing," eaid Mr. Sharp to me
recently. "Afte'r each altitude record
is made, the aviator speaks of the
fact that the higher he goes in the
air the blacker the clear sky becomes.
But he observes this merely as an in
teresting sight and that is all.
"But let a scientist ascend to that
great height, and there la no telling
what profound results in human life
his expert investigations may have.
There never has been a study made
of the higher strata of the air. There
is a most wonderful substance in
space we call it ether. It is the me
dium which carries the wireless mes
sage, and which conducts the sun's
light and heat to the earth, yet man
knows little or nothing about it
'l believe that aviation is going to
make possible the study of ether by
scientists. This study may result in
revealing to the human family a won
derful new force of nature and make
possible its practical use by mankind.
"There are tremendous possibilities
for the flying machine in transport
tion. The free air above us may fuf
nish the commercial highways of the
future. Greater speed and cheapness
in the transportation of passengers,
freight and mail these the public de
mands, and the craft of the air may
.Congressman Sharp has introduced
measures looking to the delivery of
mail by aeroplane to inaccessible re
gions, such as exist In Alaska and the
mountainous regions of the west. This
project is regarded favorably by the
postofflce department He is an en
thusiastic advocate of a government
bureau and laboratory for the scien
tific study of aerodynamics. He be
lieves that by such study the govern
ment scientists may discover new
principles on which the Edisons of
flight may base inventions which will
rob human flight of danger and make
it the most useful agent devised by
ginibus Puereque," anything that tends
to keep a man in his back or front gar
den whether it be the care of a few
prize chickens or a giant geranium bed
tends toward domestic happiness. If
this be true it is a comforting sign
for in neighborhoods a "reasonable"'
number of other halves may be seen
these evenings taking advantage of
the last rays of light In descending
twilight plucking the trust-like dande
lion, shaving the lawn, or watering the
pansy beds. The best feature about
these individual "civic improvemnt"
ventures is that they carry a follow
up system. No one backslides and
decides not to be bothered with plants
A woman removed to a street in a
neighborhood little given to care of
premises. Though a working woman
obliged to spend the greater part ot
the day away, she carried home to an
ash-heaped yard a few flower seeds of
tha kind not asking much of Mother
Earth but more of sunshine, and a
dozen plants of ever faithful geran
iums. To her Eorrow that first year
the seedlings were plucked during her
absence as soon as they bobbed up
and the plants left in wilted testimony
on the walks as a tip that beautifying
j didn't go in that community.
By tbe wheel of another spring our
friend had found favor with the chil
dren of the neighborhood and when
she next planned a garden she took
them into her confidence and made
them joint owners and custodians of
the nasturtiums, morning glory and
sunflower yield. Not much later tne
seeds of larskpur, blue and pink, flut-j
tered, into the yards beyond. The tin 1
can piles surreptitiously disappeared, 1
the alley hollows were filled and now
;this particular street has its narrow
A nursery man uown eouiu wroie a ,
letter to Elbert Hubbard and he'added
this postscript: "In districts where the
open saloon has been abolished, I find
my business much improved." Hub-
bard contends, "you cannot success-
fully micgle flowers with either strong
drinks or woman's tears. Only happy
j trees. This is because only happy
I people '.eve. and flowers and trees will
j not grow in gardens unless you love
The ideal becomes the practical.
The higher the star of civic improve
ment the more far-reaching the divi
dends In healthy happy citizenship.
! charge cf kidnaping Dorothy Holt for
ransom. Before tha twelfth juror was
! accepted 235 had been examined, 182
cf whom were excused for cause.
! Twenty-Bcven were peremptorily ex-
cused by tbe defense and fourteen by
the state. When the last four jurors
i were accepted Judge A. M. Rose at
once proceeded to instruct the jury on
its cenduct during the intermission of
court from yesterday till nex. Monday
morning at 11 o'clock, at which time
court will reconvene and the trial
proper entered aipox
The twelve jUTors- are all farmers
and saen of families. They are:
Amos Wilcoxen, Walter Bass and
F. L. Curry, Omega; W. D. Cozad,
Frank Meredith, Alfred Gerrish, Car
rigan; Homer Gargas, H. C. Bauer, G.
W. Gordon, Philip Wendling, Iuka;
Albert White. Alma; H. W. Beckmey
The little one who waits, for me.
vrhose face Is pressed aratnst the pane,
Peers through the darkness eagerly.
But he roust watch and wait In vain.
He cannot know that I no more '
May hurry from my desk at night I
To greet and kiss him at the door.
To hear bim shouting with delight
He does not know that she and I
Have started on diverging ways;
Perhaps he often wonders why
The ones who pass so strangely gaze. (
O God, protect him where he stands
And eagerly looks down the street.
May pleasing tasks be for his hands
And may his dreams be ever sweet j
And when the knowledge comes at last
That he must gain. In spite of fate.
Oh, may he hold the 'old love farfl
And keep his proud heart free fron
A little one who waits for me.
Whose face Is pressed against the pane.
Peers through the darkness eagerly.
But he must watch and wait In vain.
"Do yen desire to have it under
stood." asked the judge, addressing
the lady who wanted the divorce,
"that your husband deserted you?"
"Please tell the court as concisely
as you can how he deserted you."
"Two months after we had com
pleted our wedding trip ' be scolded
me because he thought I was extrava
gant in the matter of getting clothes,
and I went home to my people."
"Well, I waited and waited and
waited for him to come and beg me
to return to him. and he never did."
Give Him a Chance.
"I think." said the head of the Ann,
"we'd better discharge that new sales
man." "Why?" asked the vice-president
"He doesn't seem to be able to sell
"I know, but you must remember
that he may learn. Why, he's so in
nocent he even turns in an honest ex
pense account Let's give him a
chance." . -
"Do you know that frumpish-looking
woman directly opposite us?'
'That's my wife."
"I beg your pardon, old man. I
had no wish to offend you, I assure
you. I ought to have known better
than to make so ungentlemanly a re
mark, and I should never have done
it if I hadn't always thought you had
pretty feood tacte."
"Never mind, old man. Nobody will
buy your pictures now, but some fu
ture collector may pay hundreds of
thousands of dollars apiece for them."
"Yes;- but what gcod will that do
"Well, yoa can at least have the sat
isfaction of knowing that if any man
ever does pay big prices for them he
will be getting the worst of it."
"What an eccentric woman that Mrs.
" Rrarthnrv Is."
queer about her."
"Haven't you? Her husband Inher
ited $5,000 nearly two months ago and
she hasn't made bim get an automo
bile or plan to take a European trip
"Quite a remarkable thing happen
ed at the banquet last night."
"Did somebody tell a storv that was
"No the storiea were all r.id hnMd not forgotten them and if any of j
one of the speakers who said he had
nothing to say eat down immediately
after saying it."
"I wish I knew how to find out
whether she really cares for me."
"Ill tell you bow. Make an en
gagement to call on her some evening
and then get one of your friends to
Invite ber to go to the theater. If she
dnesn't break the engagement with
yon ft's a cinch."
It is said that the hottest mines In
the world are those of the famous
Comstock lode. On the lower levels
the heat is so great that the men can
not work over ten or fifteen minutes at
a time. Every known means of miti
gating the heat has been tried in valn.
Ice melts before It reaches the bottom
of the shafts.
The Daily Story
I'DO YOU WANT A WIFE:" BY SARAH G. TREVOR.
Copyrighted. 1913, by Asaociatel Literary Bureau.
' The town of Aberaeron, on the coast J
of Wales, looks out westward on tbe
waters of tbe Atlantic. Here lived s
Joung man just coming of age wbo
dissatisfied with tbe limited opportuni
ties afforded him in a little Welsh
town, purposed to emigrate to Ameri
ca. Tbe Welsh language is renowned
tor lielng unpronounceable by any other
nationality, and Welsh names resem
ble a lot of type knocked Into pL
.Therefore 1 shall have to give the
characters of this story English names.
1 shall call this young roan John.
: John, despite bis ambition to im
prove bis fortunes in new fields, was
much attached to bis beloved Wales.
His neighbors loved bim, and be loved
tbem. in tbe bouse next to bis home
lived a family with whose younger
members be bad been brought np.
There were two boys, one about bis
juwn age, another a few years older.
and at tbe time this story commences
a little girl we will call ber Mary
about eleven years of age.
John spent some time trying to make
np bis mind to go to America and
more time raising the money to take
him there. Then be went about bid
ding bis neighbors goodby, and by tbe
time he bad finished it seemed to him
that It would be Impossible for bim to
go after all. Bnt he was a stout heart
ed young fellow and, having made np
bis mind, would not turn back. Little
"TOC HAT THINS ME BOLD," BE SAID.
Mary was tbe Inst one to whom be bade
adieu, and when be kissed ber goodby
"When I have made my fortune In
America 1 will send you sonic: tiing
nice for n gift."
Tbe child, seeing the sadness ln his
eye, clung 'to him, winding ber arms
around his neck, lontb to let bim go.
"Aren't you ever coming back";" she
: "I'm afraid not-at any rate, not till
I've made myself independent."
Tbe porting over. John went up to
Liverpool, where he took steerage pas
sage for New York. In due time be
landed and went to work fit bis trader
j Eight years passed, during which
Ihere were grent changes among tbe
friends John bud left in the little town
of Aberaeron. Little Mary's fattier and
mother bad died and left her In pov
erty. She was now nineteen years old
and willing to work, but wbat could
she do in a little seaconst town in an
old country where no improvement was
going on? She remembered tbe depar
ture of John for America. It had been
quite nn Important event in the quiet
place and bad made nn Impression on
the child's mind. 'America bad then
been so far distant tbnt she fancied
John would be a year or more In get
ting there. She kuew now that the
fastest steamer crossed the ocean ln
four days. The Idea of going to Amer
ica, where women found opportunities
for nil kinds of work, got Into ber head,
and after many days' debate with her
self and seeking Information from ber
neighbors she determined to undertake
the trip that Is, If she could get tbe
Among other things, she learned
lhat paupers would not be admitted
Into tbe United States; that every emi
grant would be required to prove that
he or she would not become a burden
on the government, 'his seemed to
M;iry to be the most Important barrier
in her way. The most money she could
hone to control was the amount requi
site to pay her fare across the ocean;
when she reached ber destination she
must rely npon getting work at once.
This she learned would not satisfy the
emigration authorities. ,
1 John had from time to time written
to those In bis native town stating
I that he was doing well and was be-
looming satisfied In his new home. He
! doming satisfied In his new home.
j tDPm ver designed coming to Araerl
ra as hi had come he would be glad
to asstft them nn their arrival. So
Jlnry wrote bim to ask If there wnt
any way by which she might procure ;
admission into tbe United States with-:
out having any visible means of sup-!
For some reason unknown to ber;
Mary received no reply to this letter.
Whether John bad moved from where
be hud last written or whether his
letter in answer to hers bad miscar
ried she did not know. She bnd
raised the money to take ber, and a ;
friend of bers. whom we will call
Charlotte, was about to start for New
York. She persuaded Mary to go with
ber, trusting to luck for some way of
overcoming the immigration restric
tions. Mary, fearing that if she re
mained io Wales tbe money she bad
for ber cassag would dwlndia an4
sne could get no more, decided to take
When the two friends reached New
York and were transferred witb other
Immigrants to Ellis island Mary found
that what she feared was true. Not
having ny menus with which to sup
port, herself and no one to guarantee
that she would not be a burden on
the country, she was told that sbe
would be sent back to England.
"I am strong and ready to work."
she said to tbe matron in charge of the
women Immigrnuts, "and I am sure 1
shall find work to do.
"I am sorry for you." replied the
matron, "but your case does not come
within the law."
"Is there no way by which It can be
brought within the law?" asked Char
lotte. "The only way Is for some one to
Tbis was cold comfort, for there was
but one man In America Mary knew,
and she had failed ever to reach bim
by mall. Among a hundred million
people she was not likely to find him
and if she did certainly would not pro
pose marriage to bim.
Mary was given a reasonable time to
find a way to prove that she would be
self supporting, and her friend Char
lotte would not leave ber till' she bad
done so or bad sailed back to Europe.
Several days passed, and. no solution
of the problem appearing. Mary was
notified that she would be deported.on
s steamer that was to sail tbe next
uay. In tbe morning Mary and Char
lotte were standing on the dock, dis
consolate, waiting for the tender to
take the former to tbe ship ln which
she was to retnrn.
"If you only bad time," said Char
lotte, "I am sure you could find a bus
band. I wish I were a man. I would
marry you myself. I'm going to ask
the next man who comes along if be
1 won't marry you."
A young German passed, and Char
lotte asked him ln tbe Welsh language
If be wouldu't help a poor girl to get
Into tbe country by marrying her.
"Nicht versteb." replied the man.
A man appeared wbo looked Into the
face of every one be passed as If seek
ing some one. Charlotte called to him:
"A oes cisian gwriag arnoch chwl?"
(Do you want a wife?)
The man in tbe same language re
plied. "I'm looking for a Welsh girl
"We are from Aberaeron."
When John left Wales he was twenty
years old and was now twenty-eight
He bad not changed so much but that
Mary could recognize bim in tbe
stranger, and she did
"I know you," she said. "You are
John. I am Mary. But I have grown
since you saw me."
John took ber In bis arms.
"Yon may think me bold." he said,
"but your friend asked me If I wanted
a wife. I do."
Mary blushed and gently disengaged
"Why did you not answer my letter?"
"Becnuse I went west to do some
work and did not return till a week
ago. I have been to every steamer on
which you would hnve been likely ti
come since then. I hnve been too.busy
to come to try this week till now. I
sent a mnn in my plnre, but he Is a
stupid fellow and failed to find you.
Only half nn hour ago I learned from
the matron that you were here mid
were to be deported this morning.
And now the question before lis 1.
How nm I lo get you through? I hnve
looked Into several ways, but It seem
to me that your friend bns suggested
the simplest wny."
lie looked admiringly on the fresh
young girl with cheeks of pink nnd
white, and she dropped ber eyes. Char
lotte sauntered away to a different
part of tbe dock.
"Often when lonely In my new
home." said John, "and when dream
ing of my old one In Wnles I have
thought of the little girl who put her
arras around my neck nnd kissed tne
when I came away. And every year
I have remembered that she had grown
a year older. Then I began to think
that when you beenme a woman I
would go Imck to Wales nnd if you
would consent I would bring you back
to Americn for my wife."
Mary said nothing, keeping ber eye
fixed on the panorama before her Cas
tle William, on Governors Island, the
Brooklyn bridges and the skyscrapers
of lower New York.
"If you'll consent to marry me here
now it will save a lot of trouble. Say
the word and we'll go inside, call a
clergyman and be married."
If Mary bad ued the common
phrnse of a lady receiving a proposal,
"It's so sudden,' she would have made
a record for telling the truth. She
mnde no reply In words, but sbe show
ed In ber face that n great relief ha1
come over ber which resolved Itself In
tears. John took ber in hi arms for a
moment, then, releasing ber, said:
Charlotte was called and Jnformel
of the method adopted to get her
friend Into the United States of Amer
ra. They oil went Into the station and
sfter a ceremony left together for Mac.
June 14 in American
1777 Flag day: flirt form of tbe na
tional flag decreed by tbe Continen
tal congress. -
1863 Second assault opon the Confed
erate works at Port Hud.son. Ln..
by the nrmy under General Hanks.
The Federals were repulsed after
losing 2 .COO men.
ISSS-Mnry N. Prescott. author, died;
1009 Frank C. Bangs, actor. long as
sociated with Edwin Booth. Char
lotte Cushman and Laura Keeue,
died; bora 1SS7.