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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY. JlfXE 21, 1913.
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Tuesday, June 24, 1913.
In China the democratic party is
called the Kuo Mung Tang. Sounds
like a Roosevelt speech.
George W. Perkins admitted he
formed the harvester trust and he also
admits he did it for the good of others.
What a dear good man George is.
Tower to govern the canal zone is
vested in the president, and one of
Mr. Wilson's first official acts is to
eetabllbh, in conjunction with Secre
tary Garrison and Colonel Goethals,
trial by jury. There will be no des
potism under the flag away from home,
no more than at home, if the presi
dent can prevent.
Chicago, according to one of the
newspapers of that city, is "enjoying
the greatest building activity in its
liiBtnry." Why does Chicago profess
indi.-ronce to the protected "de
structive" tariff? Is it suddenly gone
democratic with the rest of the coun
try on the prosperity issue?
llli: CIRCULATION LIAR.
Editor Kfcley of the Chlcsgo Tri
bune in an address at Baltimore, Md.,
delivered before an assembly of "Ad
vertisers." took occasion to justly rap
the newspaper "circulation liar."
There ia no doubt that soma news
papers largely inflate their circulation
in order to deceive advertisers as to
their value for advertising purposes.
'There may be many of these newspa
pers and they cannot be too severely
condemned. It is not as hard a job as
Mr. Kley says for an, advertiser or
an association of advertisers to detect
those, if right methods are adopted.
The circulation liar is not eo skillful
as a rule, that he can avoid detection
if the books and other circulation evi
dence is open to- the investigator. An
honest investigation w'ill always show
any discrepancies that exiBt between a
claimed and actual circulation. Of
courte, if no evidence is furnished, no
books open to inspection, the circula
tion liar is In a measure fortified
aguinHt complete detection, but in such
caF8 the advertiser has the right and
chnuld exerclHe it of scaling down the
ciaimfd circulation to a reasonable
figure, and an equal right not to ad
vertise in the sheet at all. Advertis
ers cannot long be victimized by cir
dilation liars unless they like it. Ad
wrtisers insert thoir advertisements
to bring results, not for fun nor for
The circulation liar, as Mr. Keeley
says, is not as numerous as he used
to be and is growing less as the years
go by. 11-3 can be spared. Honest
journalism is injured by him and the
rooncr his occupation is gone, the bet
ter it will be. He would all the sooner
disappear from view if some advertis
ers did not encourage him in order to
U6j him as a "buffer" against legiti
mate rates of honest newspapers.
Nit, miwix AND THE CURRENCY
The provision of the administra
tion's bunking and currency tills op
erating eventually to strip national
banks of power to issuo currency
notes based on government bonds
UiuU be pleating to Mr. Bryan. One
cf his historic contentions Jeffer-
sons uud Jackson's before it became
bia is that the federal covernment
thoulil be the ole nioaey-issuing
power, because power to isrue money
Is attended with so great possibilities
of danger la private bands that it
bhould never be resigned to them.
la a spotch delivered in 1896 Mr.
Brj in thus elaborated his views on
bank issuance of mouey:
"Tlicy say that we are opposing na
tional bank currency: it is true. If
you w ill read what Thomas Benton
said, you will find that he said that
in searching history he could find but
one para 11. to Andrew Jackson; that
was Cicero, who destroyed the co.n
piracy of Cataline and saved Rome.
Betucn said that Cicero only did for
Rome what Jackson did for us when
be destroyed the bank conspiracy and
"We say in our platform that we be
lieve that the right to coin and issue
money is a function of government.
We believe it. We believe that it is ! lie school is summarized and discusa
a psrt of aovereignty, and can no more j ed in the report, and the point is
bo delegated to private individuals j made that most of this criticism is
than wo could afford to delegate to pri
vate individuals the power to make
penal statutes or levy taxes. Mr. Jef
ferson, who was once regarded as
pood democratic authority, seems to
have differed In opinion from the
gvntlemnn who has addressed us on
the part of the minority. Those who
are opposed to this proposition tell uy
that the issue of paper money is a
function of the bank, and that the
rvornment oujht to go out of tfcejtion contains interesting discussions
banking business. I stand with Jef -
let son ratner than wita tnera ana ten
.them, aa he did, .that vthe issue of
money Is a function of government,
and that the banks ought to go out of
the governing business."
AUTOMOBILES AM RESPONSI
BILITY The largely increased and rapidly
increasing number cf automobiles not
only justifies police regulation of traffic
but increases the responsibility or
those who act a engineers and con
ductors. For, after al", while automobiles are
a great comfort, pleasure and conven
ience to those who use them, they are
machines built cn the plan of Interur-
ban and Penger locomotives, only
they are not confined in their routes
to street rails and trolley wires. The
automobiles travel where thp driver
and conductor pleases. Any thorough
fare in a city is their track over which
Lthey have a certain "right of way." Of
course their right of way Is no more
than that of a horse vehicle, or of a
pedestrian for that matter, at cross
ings. ' But there is far more responsi
bility and necessity for care jesting
upon an automobile conductor and en
gineer than upon the driver of a one
horse chaise. The machine has no
intelligence while the o'd family horse
has a great deal of Lorse-sense. It
really requires the exercise of more
care and intelligence to conduct an
automobile than to run a street car
or for that matter a passenger train,
because the latter is confined to a
track and other trains and people who
pass over the track are expected to ex
erclse great care and caution ia do
The right thinking man believes that
the automobile age is an age of prog
ress. It is an age of activity and of
prosperity. We all believe in people
having and using automobiles and in
enjoying them. The more of them the
But we cannot too strongly impress
upon the owners and drivers of auto
mobiles the increasing necessity of
care in their use. The machine itself
is irresponsible. The owner and driv
er must be cautious and use his ma
chine intelligently with a purpose of
securing perfect safety to passengers
Automobile factories are straining
themselves to meet the demand for
machines. It will not be long before
the number of machines ig doubled,
and still be increasing rapidly, 60 that
increasing caution will be necessary.
Most of the users of automobiles ap
preciate the necessity for great care
and moderate Epeed, but there are
seme who do not realize what is due
to the public as well as to themselves.
No one who drives a machine should
be indifferent to the growing necessity
for care. Under no circumstances
should any driver of a machine be
TIJK V. 8. COMMISSIONER OP ED.
Chapters on "Roman Catholic
Schools," "Typical Health Teaching
Agencies of the United States" and
"Parent-Teacher Associations" are
special features of the annual report
cf the United States commissioner of
education, just issued. In addition to
these the report contains substantial
chapters on the following subjects:
General s-rvey of the year; educa
tional legislation during 1912; higher
education; city school systems; rural
education; recent movements in ne
gro education; a review of agricul
tural education; progress in vocation
al education; library development;
education in Alaska, the Philippines,
Hawaii, Porto Rico and other depen
dencies; Indian education; education
al activities in Canada, Latin-America,
Great Britain, northern Europe,
France, and Switzerland, Germany,
southern Europe and Russia; togeth
er with a general view of conditions
in Asia, Africa, Australia and New
In his introduction to the report the
commissioner discusses the wide dis
crepancy between the increase in the
number of children of school age and
the actual enrollment; an apparent re
duction in teachers' salaries during
the year; the remarkable increase in
the number of children of school age
and the actual enrollment; the remark
able increase in high schools and high
school enrollment throughout the
country; the decrease in professional
schools, due to the enforcement of
higher standards; lack of preparation
of teachers, which- Dr. Cluxtoa char
acterizes a.s "one of tb.3 greatest evils
of our school systems;" the shortness
01 l'ie eciuwi term in the United
States as compared with other clvil-
J 1 i3d cations; and the abnormally
large percentage of illiteracy la the
rural districts. In noting signs of real
advancement during the year, Dr.
Claxton lays i-pecial emphasis upon
the growing realization of the unity
of all educational effort. "That edu
j cation, however differentiated and
complex, is one thing, not many.
seems to be better understood than
it has been for many years." he de
clares. "This is probably the most
important symptom of all."
Vocational education occupies a
: prominent place ia several chapters
of the report. The progress of the
year, the clash "of opinions that has
developed over certain phases of in
dustrial training, new vocational ex
periments in many cities and states,
new legislation on the subject these
and other matters are impartially re
corded. Current criticism of the Dub
bearing fruit in actual constructive
programs, several of which are given,
school inquiries are considered pro
and con, particularly in the chapter
on city school systems. Agricultural
education and the rural advance are
treated interestingly and in detail in
several Important chapters. The for
eign field Is covered . with unusual
comprehensiveness and breadth of
view. The chapter on higher educa-
1 of the attempt to combine higher in
; stitutions In some of the states, "stan-
idard colleges and junior colleges,'
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER
Congressman from the Fourteenth District.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.) (er
Washington, D. C, June 22. "This
pair of shoes is madr of one-third
leather and two-thirds paper."
This is the kind of label that would
be required on cer
tain grades of the
cheaper shoes, if
the pure shoe bill,
introduced by Con
gressman F. O.
Lindquist of Mich
igan becomes a
who has been in
vestigating the sub
ject for years, and
Impresses one as
knowing what he
is talking about,
contends that the
chances are three
to one that the
shoes being worn
by the average
working man are
made of paper or
of some other
form ef "artificial" leather, instead of
real leather as he supposes.
That there should be a pure shoe
law and a pure cloth law, just as there
is a pure food law, Is the belief of
many members of congress.
Various bills are being introduced
to require that all goods be labeled
to show exactly what they are.
You go to the store to buy a suit
of clothes. The dealer gives you his
guarantee that it i3 wool, yet you are
surprised at its cheapness. The dealer
is telling you the truth, for the
chances are he doesn't know that the
wool was taken from rags and old
clothing gathered by the junk man,
bleached, and then rewoven into fabric
This 6hort fibre fabric, already weak
ened by wear and rotted by strong
chemicals, fails to give satisfaction,
and you blame the dealer. But the
manufacturer who turned out this dis
honest product is the real perpetrator
of the swindle.
Silk is soaked In solutions cl rinc
and other metals to give it weight
and luster. Some of it is even ad-iterated
with blown glass. Thin cot
tons and linens are "sized" with vari
ous chemicals to give them "body,"
but the adulterants are likely to come
out in the first washing.
In short, fraud Is as prevalent in
the manufacture of fabrics and leath-1
(St. Paul Pioneer Press.)
A peculiar phase of the emigrant
question in Italy is the temporary
emigration of girls from 14 to 19 or
20 years of age into France, Switzer
land and Germany to work in the fac
tories there and by a system of econ
omy that amounts almost to starva
tion to save their earnings until they
have enough for a marriage dower.
They they return to Italy to marry.
This, it seems, is the only way the
girl in the poorest classes can be 6ure
of getting a husband.
The number of such temporary
emigrants is amazing. In the factor
ies of Germany there are 40,000 young
Itajian girls, 20,000 in Switzerland
and one factory town alone in France
employes 1,000. They usually get
their places through-an agent, who
cares little to what sort of place he
sends a girl. so long as his commission
is forthcoming. Their earnings vary
from a franc to two francs and a half
a day (20 to 50 cents) and in most
of the factories in France and in
Switzerland they are housed as well.
Out of the 20 to 50 cents comes their
focd and clothing. As little as seven
or eieht cents a dav suDolies their
food and by rigid economy and friva-
ticn a girl can save from 15 to 25
francs a month ($3 to ?3) and return
London will be the meeting place
of the 27th International Congress of
Medicine in August.
The Eighth Exposition of Fine Arts
now going on in Florence, Italy, wiil
continue until Oct 31.
More than 90 per cent of the high
school now reporting to the United
States bureau of education have full
four year courses.
Of France's 227,000 recruits In 19f2,
3.46 per cent were illiterates, and 22.5
per cent had no education beyond the
mere ability to read and write.
Wisconsin reports a revival of in
terest in penmanship. "Writing need
not be a lost art," says State Superin
tendent Cary in recording the efforts
of several counties to improve pen
Selected as the most meritorious of
1,100 Porto Rican teachers who took
a correspondence course in agrlcul-
t raining for journalism, and other live
Issues of the universities, colleges,
and professional schools.
These represent but a few of the
subjects treated in the 700 pages of
the first volume of the commission
er's annual report. Unlike some gov
ernment documents, this report has
been edited with the idea that the in
formation in it is to be read by the
general public, or that very large part
of the general public which is inter
ested in education. Special efforts
have been made to hare the material
1 concise nd readable as well as ac
as it ever was in the preparation
of commercial foods and drags. All
classes suffer from adulterated food
products, but the swindle in adulter
ated clothing and shoes falls almost
entirely on the poor.
The more expensive shoes are almost
invariably made ot pure leather, but
the cheaper grade? of these necessi
ties are highly adulterated. Investi
gation has shown that, 75 per cent
of the clothing and - shoes worn by
goods which are not wht they are
represented to be. Of fabrics bought
by the r;eh. only silk suffers from
adultera'.ioa to ar.y pxtent. . N
There Is just as great need for a
pure fabric and leather law in this '
country today as there is for the law
protrciisg tlvo purchaser of food pro
ducts. The shoe manufacturer should
be punb:heii ymz as severely for sell
ins paper as pure l-.v.ther, as the food
manufacturer for noting turnips in
orange marmalade, or cranberries into
Congressman Lindquist is a retailer
of clothing, and came intimately to
know the gigantic frauds which are
being put upon the vrrkingmen of this
country. Last fall he ran on a pure
fabric platform and was elected to
Lindquist's Investigations have
brought out many interesting facts.
He has shown that frauds in shoes are
very extensive. A pure leather law
would practically put out of sale more
than one widely advertised brand of
cheap ahoes. Lindquist has recently
been buying many shoes and cutting
them up, and exhibiting the pieces to
his fellow congressmen.. In this dis
sected footwear it is surprising to see
how little leather a manufacturer can
put into a shoe and still make it look
Many soles and heels are little more
than a thin veneer of real leather
covering pads of pasteboard and arti
ficial leather. The latter is made
from old shoe3 mangled into a paste
and then rolled into sheets impreg
nated with glue. This is a better pro
duct than thick pasteboard, of which
many shoes are made, but either will
collapse when thoroughly soaked with
It is not the intent of Lindquist's bill
to prevent the sale of inferior goods,
but merely to require honest label
ing, so that the public will know what
it is getting when it pays out its
in two, three or sometimes five years
with the dower that is to purchase do
mestic happiness. The sad thing
about their, sojourn is that the life of
privation and hard work takes their
health and good looks a girl will age
10 years in one year of such a life,
and often develops the germs of tub
erculosis. To protect and safeguard these s'.rls
Is the purpose of a branch of the Ital
ian woman's council, of which the
Countess Danieli Camozzi is president
The countess, who is the mother of
seven children and a grandmother as
well, devotes her entire time to the
work of the society.. She has, with
her daughter, made a personal inves
tigation of the conditions in Germany
and Switzerland. The worst feature
of the German factory is that the
girls are not housed, but live where
they can, the urual arrangement being
for a girl to pay Eix francs a month
for half a bed, which sb.9 shares with
a companion in a room where there
are usually four other girls as well.
The society has commissioned Signor
Ina Bonis, who has spent years study
ing the conditions of the Italian peas
ants in the south of Italy, from which
emigration is greatest, to go to Amer
ica to investigate the conditions .of
the life of the Italian girl in New York
' city. '
ture at the University of Porto Rico,
Jose C. Rosario will have a free trip
to New York and Varhington in the
near future. Mr. Rosario was one of
seven whose work waa deemed speci
ally noteworthy by the faculty, and
he was selected for the prize trip by
vote of his fellow-teachers.
Typical of the American zeal for
attractive and well equipped public
high school buildings is the splendid
plant of the New Trier county high
school at Kenilworth, 111. A number
of notable guests were present at the
dedication exercises, including Dr. P.
P. Claxton, United States commis
sioner of education. The buildings at
Kenilworth are constructed on the
group plan. The auditorium, dining
and dance hall, gymnasium, natatori
um, and shop are all one story in
height and consequently, it is believ
ed, "panic proof." The buildings were
planned with the idea that they
should serve a3 community centers as
well as schools. The school grounds
cover 16 acres. ,
curate. It is also carefully indexed.
Both volume one and volume two
(statistics) are available for free dia
tribution. For those who do not
Eeed the large volumes, reprints of
the separate chapters are available.
San Francisco George Maggi, said
to be a relative of the Swiss bankrupt
of the same name, who recently, with
his wife, fulfilled a death pact when
he learned that bis fortune of 10,000,
000 had vanished, attexpted suicide by
pciscn at his mother's noma at San
Mateo, a suburb. He was jresuscitatgjjl.
Once the chorus ladies halted him with
delight that was sincere.
Once he was a rare good fellow, never
seated at the rear;
Once there were a let of mothers who
were glad to give him praise:
Billy was a handsome fellow- and had
money in those days.
Once his name was In the papers always
every day or two; I
Once the friends he had were many and
his enemies were few;
Once his tailor gave him greeting that
was hearty when they met;
Billy was a handsome fellow ia thosa
days, and out of debt.
Once he kept a polo pony and possessed
a high-wheeled cart;
Once he dined out every evening and
sometimes encouraged art;
Once he patronized the opera and was
Billy was a splendid fellow, and almost
Once he helped to lead the germaa at
each fashionable ball;
Once the chorus ladies called him the best
Johnny of them all;
Now no happy mother ever hands him ou
Sow no happy mother ever handa him
out a compliment:
Billy has a bulging stomach and his
money has been spent.
No Chance for It.
"You can't expect anybody to under
take to exploit such a story as this,"
said the publisher.
"What's the matter with it?" asked
the novelist. "Don't you find it well
"Oh, yes, it's well written, but it
will never be one of the best sellers."
"I have, I think, been fairly success
ful in developing the characters intro
duced." "The character development is very
"As for philosophy, I think I have
injected a good deal of it into this
"Plenty of it."
"Then what's the matter?
"You haven't put either a lord or a
princess into ii."
At Nightfall on the Farm.
The curfew tolls the knell of parting
The lowing herds wind slowly o'er
The plowman homeward rides, and on
He gayly toots his auto horn at
Now fades the glimmering landscape
ob the sight.
And all the r.ir a solemn stillness
Save where the phonograph imparts
That drowns the drowsy tinklings
in the folds.
Beneath that rugged elm, that yew
Electric lights begin to brightly
The farmer figures up what he has
His glad wifu makes the pianola go.
.Why He Quit.
"Well, I sea old Banks has finally
quit smoking. I heard his doctor tell
him over a year ago that unless he
stopped it would kill him, and hi3
wife has been at him about it ever
"But that wasn't what made him
swear off. His typewriter girl object
ed to his breaih."
His Tax Rate.
Tommie I've got eight dollars la
Mr. Freshman Indeed? Where did
you get it all?
Tommie Every time Sister Lil gets
a new beau he gives me ten "cents to
stay out of tho parlor.
Now Tommie has 8.10 In his bank.
"What makes that fruit vender so
"I guess he uses up all his breath
in polishing his apples."
His Own Respond a.' Hty.
The man who expoct3 to win by bor
rowing another's ideas must be pre
pared to tear tha blame himself It
"Why do you put your finser on that
paint? Don't you see the alga ' fresh.
Paint ? "
"Yes." replied the man with eccen
tric ideas. "But I can't keep from
testing it nnd thinkiny what a con
venience it would be if fresh eggs
could be tested ihw aaosg KXJ."
Washicstoa Suit ,
The Daily Story
THE FAITH OP MARI BY AGNES G. BROGAN.
Copyrighted. 1913, by Associatel .Literary Bureau.
A manl f,tv Thnfft la II fmlca In ttia 1
Btreets, over the streets, under the
streets. A whirling mass of human beJ
ings iu the morning rolls down from 1
the north like the ebbing tide and flows
tip again in the evening. And all night
the whirl goes on, but a different w hirl.
There is a glow of electric lights; the
Streets are full now not of workers, but
of pleasure seekers. They pour Into
the theaters, into the hotels, Into the
restaurant Aud then they pour oht
Captives in the cage of the city Jail,
men moved about like bees in some
mammoth Live, and not unlike the
buzzinj of bees came the continual
bum oi tiieir low voiced conversation.
Here rough faced men passed the anx
ious hours, engaged boisterously in a
pane of cards, while over there others
sat lost in deep brooding dejection.
One figure alone seemed to stand
apart different from them all. This
difference might have been Viccouuted
for by the jnunty suit and cap and,
the high white collar which the young
man wore; but, after all, it was a cer
tain infectious light of good humor
in the boyish blue eyes, an irrespon
sible air of happiness, which distin
guished Peter Olaf from bis compan
ions in crime. Once again he walked
the length of the long room, keeping
time to his step by a subdued though
merry whistle; then he paused sociably
at the side of a prisoner who glowered
up at him. Peter eroke with a soft
"That makes twelve times around,"
he said. The man addressed lumber
ed to his feet, joining the youth in his
"What ehu'here for?" he growica.
The boyish blue eyes widened, while
a dull red crept to the blond hair on
Peter's forehead. "Bigamy," he an
nounced briefly. The elder man stood j
still with a muttered exclamation.
"Bigamy," he repeated, and exclaim
ed again "bigamy, a kid like you?
What chu do it for?"
Peter Olaf shook his bead. "I didn't
mean to," he said slowly. "I I don't
"It Just happened. Far away in Rus
sia was Mart. Before I came to tlrs
new country Marl and I were mai
ried. "Some day I would send her money;
then she must come to me. So I told
her we would be rich here and hnppy.
Aud Marl -was glad. At first I wrote
to her long letters, and then" Peter
stopped abruptly. When he spoke
again bis tone was harder, more con
strained. "Well, in the bouse where I board
ed lived Bianca. I was lonely here In
the strange country oh, very, very
"Bianco was most kind nnd beautiful.
Together we went to many places
out upon the ferryboats iu the moon
lisht, down to the snnds of the sea.
And Marl seemed to fade awny so far
I could scarce remember her face. If
grew dim like a dream one has almost
"And so I did not send to Mart
the money. May not one have a new
wife in a new country when one shall
never return to the old? Bianca also
had a lover who would have married
"This she told me." The boy pass
ed his hand across bis forehead. "So
what could I do?" be asked. "Could
I lose Bianca?" And then that wry
day when we were married Mari
comes along to thU country. Aloue
she had worked and saved, and now
she Is hero.
"And Mari asks them to find mo
for her the olliclals and when they
find me I am married again. So you
see it is blgnmy. That is what they
tell me, nnd I must be held for trial."
The boy clutched the prisoner's sleeve
fearfully. "What will they do with
me?" lie cried.
The hardened man, whose own crlmo
had brought suffering to many, stared
disgustedly into the frightened face.
"Do with you," be answered fiercely
"do with you? I don't know, but I
hope they will lock you up. I hope
they make you work as she never
thought of working that little Russian
thin? you deserted. Chances are they
won't do It, .though. That innocent,
baby face of yours will carry you
through. You'll only be deported."
"Deported?" questioned the boy ea
gerly. The man turned on his beel.
"Yes," he unswered gruffly "sent
back where your kind belong."
Peter Olaf stood considering. He
seemed to sec 'again tho little village
that had leen bis home, the tiny school
house where he nnd Mari had gone so
many years together. Then across his
memory flashed a picture of Bianca
Bianca of the crimson lips and laugh
ing eyes. The great oaken doors Just
beyond the heavy screen opened now
end closed with much, grating of locks.
As through a mist he saw the figures of
an officer and a girl.
"Forty-fiver' rang out the officer's
voice, and the girl's slender figure came
waveringly, indistinctly, toward blm.
A moment she stood, ber white face
pressed close against the veiling wires,
her dark eyes shining golden black In
the reflected light. Then with a Joy
ful, half Inarticulate cVy Marl clasped
ber trembling hands.
"Peter," she whispered "oh, Peterr
Dumbly the guilty youth stood peering
through his cage. The woolen shawl
which the girl wore fell back from her
head, revealing the well remembered
clustering curls. The sound of bid
home tongue upon her lips brought a
sob to Peter's throat -
"I came," Marl went on breathlessly,
"to you, beloved. Because you bad
hoi been able to send me money, should
that then keep us apart? So I worked
and worked." The worths melted into
a soft, little laugh, "Oh, you did not
know that I .con Id be so cievcr, Peter
could of myself earn so much money,
enough to bring me to the far America.
Jiut we. clone-! did tu The trluai
phant tone turned now to oue of deep
compassion "And you, my Peter"
the girl said quickly "they have made
you suffer. Because f a cruel, wicked
mistake they have placed you here
behind their great locked doors.
'He is married in this country, the
men tell me, but I ask them how can
that be. It is foolish, for Is not my
Peter my husband, and have I not here
our printed records? But the interpret
er la very stupid, and he will not un
derstand, aud he tells me over and
over again, 'Peter Olaf is married, so
I come away angry."
The girl tossed her head. "Be brave,
beloved," she said, "aud all will yet be
"Do not grieve tffat I must go
back, for so they have ordered. 'Re
turn at once to your own country, tho
stern man said, ns though that were
punishment to me, I am glad glad
"Here the reopte nre so str;;.rc and
Cue and grand; here no ens ores."
Marl caught her breath sharply. Tears
welled in the golden black eyes. She
waited, wondering at his silence, nnd
then, with a sudden hopeless gesture,
Tcter stretched forth his arms.
'Mari," he murmured brokenly, "if
I could but touch your hand."
"Have I not, then, the same long
'ig?" she answered tremulously. "But
when they have learned their mistake,
Peter, when they know of their wrong,
then they will set you free, and you
will hasten back to our happy home
"There will I be to welcome you and
see iu the garden our fruits and flowers
nre growing add upon the hills our
sheep. So you will be content and hap
py forevermore, so you will never care
again to wander."
'"Marl," the boy cried out in despair,
"how may I then come to you I who
am so unworthy?"
An attendant laid a kindly hand upon
the girl's shoulder. "Time's up," ho
reminded. Marl looked back through
the screen with reproachful eyes.
"You unworthy, Peter?" she said ten-.
derly. "You" Then obediently Marl
followed on up the stnlr. Outside be
fore the Jail a dark faced Italian paus
ed to adjust the golden hnrp which h
carried. At his side, in bizarre cos.
tume, tripped n red lipped girl. With
a swift sidelong glance at the man sho
flirted her berlbboned tambourine.
"I go In there, Toni," she said. "I not
play on the boat today." The Italian
t-tood looking down upon her with o
sort of dogged devotion.
"You go to see him, Bianca," he said
"he who was not your husband, no
fool you and lie to you, yet you can for
give?" The girl 6hrugged her shoul
ders. , "What do I forgive?" she asked pert
ly. "He leave her for me. If ho leave
me for her" Bianca's eyes narrowed
"but Tetro he not do that," she said.
Halfway to the inipresslvo entrance
bhe turned back to smile at him. "You
wait for me, Toni?" she called, nnd the
Italian answered with sad resigna
tion: "Always I wait for you, Bianca."
She smiled at Peter also, showing ber
pretty white teeth, aa he drew near the
"Hello!" she greeted him gayly.
"Hello, but I cannot shake bands."
"Would you?" refer nsked her grave
ly. "Would you if you could?"
"Why not?", laughed Blunca. "You
will be free," she added quickly. "I osk
the man at the desk if they send you
to Jail, and be frown, and he 'say he
think not. They send you back per
haps where you belong. But, I'dro,"
she whispered softly, "wheu you nra
free you will come back to me? Prom
ise. I am your wife."
The boy leaned wearily against the
screen. Through it came the fragrant
breath of roses in her hair.
"Promise, Petro," tho girl caressing
ly implored him.
"I will comesback to you, Blunca,"
he answered vvcnly. She laughed a
little as she turned away.
"Goodby." sho said. And its sho
came out again into the light aud
found the Italian sllll waiting in iin
,tlent hopelessness Bianca anticipated
tho burning quostio'i of bis eyes.
"So," she said, slowly shaking Iw
head; "no. Tout; he never come back
to me; never, any more." The man
leaned forward, unbelieving.
"He told you that?" he nsked eagerly.
"ire not tell me," lllnuta replied,
with a shrewd little smile. "lie not
need to tell me; I know."
"Beloved!" the man entreated and
spoke no other word. For a moineut
the singing fe-irl swayed ber tambou
rine teasluly before her niocklng face;
then, suddenly serious, she gazed at
him across the tinkling bells.
"Your kind. Toni," she said gently:
"the slow kind. It is the best"
And far out upon the pier another
girl sat her upraised face glorified in
the light of the setting sun, her dark
eyes filled with dreams. "Deported,"
murmured a pitying voice, but the im
migrant girl was smiling happily as
she followed the long line into tho
great white ship. Marl bad entered
upon the Journey into her promised
June 24 in American
1407 The mainland of North America
discovered by John Cabot, who
1703 General William' Hull, soldier,
born; filed 1S25; surrendered De
troit to the British in 1812.
1S13 Henry Word Beecber torn nt
Litchfield. Conn.; died 1SS7. The
British attacked and captured the
American post at Beaver Dams, nip
1S23 John Randolph "of Roanoke."
noted nnd ccentric Virginia states
man, died: lorn 1773.
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