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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY, . JULY 4, 1915
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BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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'authority In the premises.
3 All communications of argumentative
'character, political or religious, must
tiamo attached for publlca-
N'O mi ell artlrlea will nrlnted
X)ti.t fictitious signatures.
j Telephonta n all departments: Cen
tral Union. West 143, 1145 and 2145.
It is also certain that Colorcl Mul
jpiall put an end to lobbying by the in
J An Kr.jjliKh lord paid an actreFS
J250,0(0 to escape marrying her. Iloth
The longer a lobbyist has been on
jjthe payroll, the more indiscreet It
jjWOuld seem to lrt him get off.
Why ell this fuss about the ti?,ht
iftklrts? None of thm !s so tight that
f)it prevents a won:an from catching a
K Wouldn't our fathers have been wis
her ha'l they dodarcd for independence
"in cool October instead of broiling
The birth of fsi:r ti;er cubs in the
ew York zoo cannot hr
aCC pit U dS
s-.them are behind thu burs.
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Morgan says there is ,
3 Young Mr,
5 not enough money in the world
Sthcre was enough of it to keep his j
5-father rather b:isv
C. t New York rtate will receive a $4,-
iOO.G.'0 inheritance tas from the Pier
Jpo.it Mornati state. Mr. Carnegie
Ehas ccme carry but not u::;v;ner')U3
ITidJas oa a pliin to ctctpc th's pay
tixty years apo a trip from the
M'nhOut-1 river to the Pacific coast
hvau iiki(! In a prairie schooner drawn i
i, , . , ,, ,
ly oxen or niulefc. Now the trail is
'- . , . ., , , . , .
-rrarKed by nulestcti. 8 and telephony
To o,, a.ui the rave or nd-s through
fields cf clov'T in a luxurious automo
bile equipped with el i-.'v'c iighU, vie-
tro'.as and tlwrmoj bottles.
tennis a i-'ixi: sponr.
Th? strong probability that an
American will win the British chnm -
rionrhlp in lawn fr.niB this year and
"thereby take the hishest honors pos-
flble in that sport is a'tnrt'.nc vn -
urual attention to one of the best, of
n t it...i. r
at uuu'mii Kaiuie. Ji .nam it h
' Lough'.l'.i jus'iflrs the expectations of
his adniirt Ts and the condusicas bas-
cd on past recordH, lawn tennis will be
) given more notice in this country Uian
f ever before.
Its popularity Is rising steadi!y,
'aside from the ppcc'.al Infr-rcst attach-
rd to the brilliant work of ih Amrt
" can champion In the tournament now
. in progress at WlmMedoti. The Fport
2s so clean and fine, the exerd?,? It
gives is so good and the o; pt)rtu-:tl-. s
' It afford for great tkill are so many t
and varied that its future is well as-
. frurej. Iawn tennis 13 on" of
pames which Is In uo dn.ngor of be
ing pushed asid. in any pense, by
whatever changes may come in the
popular fads end fancies of the times.
In moderation it is a sport that can
bo enjoyed by men a id women of no
.-y.a, .u.r.,v; l.iilill . " " " "
S9. On the other hand, the strong -
Friday, July 4, 1913.
tm ni.u naiun.-M uiiiieies. wmi men,. ..i, . w , .. 1
Jfeieatest endtirani. find tennis quite
""efrfnuotiB enough for the'r utmost ef
forts. It is a game which can be aiiapt
.rd to a wide range cf conditions, and
?it has clone much for the health and
Oiapp'.ness of a multitude cf Ks
UUINti Til KM TO TIME.
Teoplo generally observe th im
provement in conditions in Hock Is
Qatid, bo far aa perta'na to the abuse
t the prlvlleKe, 0f tjie streets by
u'omobll driver, and motorcycle
" t.n !lnCJT Con""1'r Hart In
'tailed tr.mc policemen in the busi-
7. " ""'" 4 i"'d rigid instruc-
to the Police force throughout
t. But all automobile drivers have not
l$-t been brought within the rrquire-
'Tucnts or the law. YegterJay told of
rfwo accidents the r.ivht hi.fr,r., ..
kVsolutely to outrageous disregard of
tjie law. Ia one part of the city an
j:itomoblle, tearing along at an eati-
jsated spwd of 50 milea an hour, ran
down a pedestrian and did not stop
VoWn to ascertain tha extent cf the
Hactlm' injuries. The accident cccur
Svd in the evening and the automobile
ffbTrled no lights. Again, rlpht In the
rrnieinees district, an automobile, in ut
Jter disregard for the traffic regula
tions, dashed around a corner while a
Jfetreet car was loading, and picked off
jtbe conductor, who had stepped off to
assist a passenger in entering the car.
Joth accident were cf a serious na
ture. 2'-- As The Argus has said all along, the
police should have cooperation in
bringing to time automobile owners
Jwho violate the law. To this end. peo-
JJe who observe accidents should
uake an effort to. get the number of
jh machine causing the trouble. Sev
eral witnesses should be secured 1
where It is possible.
It is difficult to estimate the speed
'at which a machine is running-, and on
this technicality the guilty often get
off, but the testimony of Eeveral peo
ple would help offset this.
The traffic regulations must be en
forced for the safety of the entire pub
lic, and the welfare of the entire pub
lic requires the help of everyone in
contributing to the support of the ordinances.
THE BtCOSO GETTYSBURG
The second Gettysburg speech was
delfvered oa the famous battlefield
today. Like the first, which has gone
down in history as one of the mast
erpieces of inspired diction and
American eloquence, it was delivered
by a president of the United
States. Like the first it is a master- j
piece of Inspired diction and American
eloqtrenc?. The pccple expected it
to be so.
In h!s public addresses since he be
came president of the United States,
Woodrow Wilson has been recognized
as possessed of the rare genius ol
Abraham Lincoln both in sentiment
and expression. What Lincoln said at
Gettysburg nearly 50 years ago has
been translated .into all languages.
It was Tiotable for its brevity as we'.l
as its beauty. The same is true ot
Wcedrow Wilson's address today.
Lincoln told of the brave men living
and dead, whose blood had conse
crated and hallowed the ground on
which the great conflict occurred and
of t.he incompleted work before the
nation. So Wilson tells of the brave
em living and dead, who met on the
j famous field and hilljiid.s; of the com
pleted task of reconstruction and of
what yet remains to be dene.
The eecond great Gettysburg speech
is a ft companion of the original for
KDLCATION IN GERMANY AXi
I.N 1UK IXITEO BTATES.
"The average man cf the people in
I America is much more interested in
,.,, :iffai, s ,,f .V,n r.llh'.if Krl.nnl Ihon
i thy average man in Germany," de
I clares Ir. George Kerschensteiner. a
v. t !1 known German educator, in "A
Comparison ot Public Education in
Germany and the United States." lust
published by the' bureau of education. !
I "In the daily prefs. reports and dis-1
i cuMions on educational topics occupy
!a space which to my observation is
i fully ten times that which German
! r.wrpapcTB devote to the sume uh-'
! Dr. Kcrsciictisreiner compares point
by point the school systems in the two j
countries. He shows how Germany se- j
! cures educational efficie ncy by cen-1
tralization of authority within the in- j
dividual Mates, lie admits that pos-
i Bibly centralization has none even fur-;
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I tr.cr than i3 desirable in Germanv, but I
y(, ,h j
, COTnraU,atlon wlthin the indi. j
vidua! states cf this country. As a re-
' J Fiilt of the lack of state compulsion, he
j r-y, "we r.nc today in ' the United
S'atrR the fharpes't contrasts between
I school t.vf tems that ars incredibly poor
; aud others of the h:.chst possible lype."
iHc - fnid that American citizens of a
j community have more direct control
ovrr f,1Plr schools than in Germany,
' 1:n1 commends this condition. Ho
' -"mpares the teachers in the two coun- j
tr'os the'r trninhif? their E.iInriAs !
... -- .. ,
t'i' .r tenure of off.ee. lie dircursen re
ligion in t.he Fchools of the two coun
tries. eo-ed::caticn, and other point3
cf similarity and difference.
Direct election of school board mem
bers by the citir.cns, as found in the
I United States, impressed Dr. Kerscn
! ensteincr very favorably. He notes
I thtu in Germany the citizens have lit
1 tie or nothing to say about their school
system. "In Germany the local school
i boards ere r.c where ckqen by popular j
vote, lio declares. He thinks tne
American plan iui?ht be a very good
.. I thlr.p; for his own countrv, parttcular
he ; ... , , :. ,
1;. ur u iiivrti.3 01 an)u:vi!K genuine pub
lic interest in education.
Hie American hivh school comes in
for scnte interestin.'; comment by Dr.
Kr richenBteiner, both compltmentary
tnd otherwise. He praises the Iii;n
school's democratic spirif. its r.im to
cducat o all the people; but he misses
j, hc ffcorot!shnoF3 t,,at ch2rartPrizP8
In both nations the schools are now
!n a period of great development, ac
cording to the Munich educator "The
great advantage that Germany pos
fsact." he declares, "In addition to
the relentless thorotiRuncss of tne
whole educational v. ork, is the well
regulated organization of a state-provided
school system, which requires
in each community a school as good
as that in every other community. But
this advantage has been purchased at
the expensa of many qualities for
which we must envy the American
j WIR SPARKS
JopUn. Mo. John Dau'erich. editor
of the Granby Miner, a weekly news
paper published in Grandv. Mo., who
three week. aKo atarted a campaign
n his newspaper to "tell the abso'.uts
truth was found dead on the flr
cr his rocm In a hotel here. Ther
w ere no indications of violence.
Atlanta Ollie Taylor. 13 veam ri
of this city, who has served two years
in the Fulton county reformatory for
tne men 01 a 5-cent bottle of a soda
fountain beverage, was paroled by
tne county commissioners for four
months. The parole may be renewed.
Springfield. Ill The state of Illi
nois paid Charles W. Spaulding, for
mer treasurer of the University of Illi
nois, $10,000 and deeded to him 320
acres of Idaho land, part of that given
to the state by Spaulding following his
conviction on the charge of embezzle
ment of 1276.000 of the university
Greenville, Texas Torrential rains
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER
Congressman from the Fourteenth District.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, D. C. July 2. Som
time ago in a news article I made
the assertion that the city of Washing
ten ii the 'worst
governed city in
the United States,
not because there
is graft or ineffi
ciency in the ad
ministration of th3
city's affairs, but
because the gov-
ernment, which is j
prescribed - ready-;
mad6 by congress
and in which tha
people of Wash
ington have no
voice, is complete
ly out of touch
with the needs of
the people it
row Wilson, in
naming the new
board of commis
sioners for the District of Columbia,
has evidently recognized this fact. Un
able to change the reactionary and un
American form cf Washington's mu
nicipal government, he has done the
next best thing. He has appointed as
commissioners the most progressive
men he could fiad.
Had the president searched the
whole country over, he could not havs
selected two men better fitted for the
work than Oliver P. Newman and F.
L. Siddons, the men he named for the
two vacancies on the board of com
mis6icncrs. The cho'ce of these men. of course,
is not pleasing to the politicians of
Washington, who for years have work
ed in perfect, agreement with the ring
of bankers and real estate operators
who have the city by the throat. Neith
er of the men named can be called a
politician in the widest stretch of the
Newman's career is"a romance of
the newspaper world." .He is still a
lml maa Cn yet !nthfs ca?
" V '5.
thaa UE,,al,y. mct lth '? a
,lfrM":0: Hla "p.nence has been
cained in reany tarts of the countrJ-.
NO LIGHT OF REJOICING IN FATHER'S
EYES WHEN RUNAWAY CHILD IS FOUND
l . i
New York, July 4. When pretty
Helen McCarthy, 6ixtecti-year-old
daughter of John A. McCarthy, a
wealthy New York broker, was found
in a stupor two days after she had
run away from home, there w-as no
light of rejoicing in her father's eyes.
He stepped to her side, caught her by
:he chin lifted her face and said:
"Well, Helen, you're here, are you?"
For two days the girl had wander
ed about the streets and parks cf New
York city. Two nights she had slept
in a park and she was tired and worn.
When her father first saw her she
was In a police station.
When he spoke to her no word
came to her lips; she did not even
open her eyes. He shook her head
sharply, but still no sign cf recogai-
that fell about Greenville have In
creased damage of a previous storm
which will bring crop and property
losses to more than $1,000,000. On the
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad
a passenger train with S00 passengers
aboard is reported marooned between
washouts south cf here.
Paris An application wa3 made to
the Versailles courts by the Countess
de Gasquet James, formerly Miss
1,1 "ow ora, ue wia
" - vi. aiuraw uBsquei james,
a papal nobleman, to force her hus
band. Duke Henry Borwin of Meck-
His work has chiefly concerned itself
in municipal, state and national gov
ernment. When he was selected by
the president he was the Washington
representative of the Newspaper En
terprise association, an adjunct of the
Scripps newspapers, undoubtedly the
liost progressive news gathering ser1
vice in the world. ,
About two years ago' there appear
ed in the Saturday Evening Post an
anonymous narrative called "The For
tunes of the Sun." This series of ar-
tides was an amazing expose of the
throttling hold of public service cor-
porations and licensed evil upon a
middle western municipality. It is re
vealing no secret now to state that the
experiences related in that story were
actual ones and that the author was
Oliver P. Newman. Alhough the name
of the city was disguised in the story,
the experiences related were those in
connection with the unsuccessful at
tempt to operate a Scripps new-spaper
in St. Joseph, Mo without regard to
the feelings of the advertisers and the
public service corporations
Anyone who read and pondered over
that story cannot fail now to believe
that the government of Washington,
under Newman's direction, will be pro
gressive in the extreme. As much, too
can be said of Siddons, who was the
attorney who def?nded Samuel Gom-
pcrs and the other American Federa
tion of Labor officers in the contempt
cases. Siddons is a believer in the
single tax, and i3 a leading member of
the Monday Evening club, a local or
ganization which has fought the real
estate and banking ring which has
controlled Washington affairs for so
-No other public service corporations
in the country are as insolently indif
ferent to the people as those in Wash
ington, and none stand in such need
of rebuke and discipline. Architectur
ally, Washington is the most beauti
ful city on the continent. It is Presi
dent .Wilson's ambition to give the
city a government. to correspond with
its visible beauties, a municipal gov
eminent which can be a model for
ether American cities to follbw. He
has made a great Btart in selecting
Newman and Siddons as the heads of
the new government.
tion. Then he turned away and paid
no further attention to her for an
hour. Instead, he smoked and gos
siped with twenty other men in the
station, while the girl lay in. a chair,
a pathetic, disregarded little figure.
Finally a friend picked her up in hiB
arms and carried her away.
The father admitted that he had
slapped the girl on the morning that
the ran away. "Helen, when she was
6 years old, was about like a girl of
three," he explained to reporters,
"and ehe has been that way ever
since. I s.apped her because she
would not say 'small breakfast steak'
over the telephone."
Helen is convent bred, of great at
tractiveness; and is a niece of the late
Right Reverend Frederick Rooker,
Catholic bishop of the Philippines.
lenburg-Schwerin, whom she married
m isii m England, to give her the
authorisation to liquidate her hus
band's automobile factory In France
in wnicn she is interested.
Tokio The court of appeals pro-
aouncea the finding of "not proven"
vugea 01 torturing prisoners
brought against the public procura
tors of the district court at Utsuno
miya who were alleged to have exam.
ined some persons accused of forgery
- lor period3 of sixteen to twenty-nine
incurs at a stretch while the defen
danta stood handcuffed and were giv
en no opportunity to rest.
Let'a be starting on the way
To-the City of Good Hope:
Thtre'a a highway that Is fair.
Leading; up and onward where
Beauty brightens every slope;
where the scent of new nown hay
From the meadows sweetly Mows,
Where the springs are coel and clear
And there are no Ills to fear
And no evils to expose.
Let's be staring with a song.
Full of courage and of glee:
Let us leave our woes behind, .
Eravely caring but to find
Where the beautiful may be; "
Let us cease to think that Wrong
Has its strongholds everywhere;
Let us lparn to worry leas
And search out the loveliness
That we have the right to share.
Fair the City of Good Hope
Stands upon the distant hill:
There are guards at all the gate.
And no evil penetrates
We may enter If we will! 1
They are weak who sadly grope.
Daring not to leave the gloom
For the Joy that Hope begets
Where the golden minarets
Of the splendid city loom.
Not Going That Way.
"Miss Adkins, there is something I
desire very much to ask you."
"Oh, Mr. Willlston I mean Fred-
I'm sure I should be delighted to hear
that is, I mean, what is there that
you can possibly wish to ask me?"
"Would you be willing to go on a
long journey with me?"
"A very, very long journey, Fred?"
"es, I will go with you of course,
I I suppose it is the journey that a
man and a woman take together only
once in a life time?'
"Well, as a rule, I suppose It
wouldn't be taken more than onco.
You see, my mother and I are think
ing of taking a trip to Japan, and she
thought it . would be nice if I could
Dnd some one who would be willing to
go as a sort of traveling companion
and mr.id to her in return- for having
her expenses paid." ,
"Oh! Well, you just tell your home
ly mother that when I wish to hire
out I'll look for someother kind of a
O'er his right shoulder he saw the new
And he wished for fortune and love and
Then he stepped on an upturned nail, and
Or the several boona he had craved
She found a clover, four leaves It pos
sessfd. And she made a wish for his love that
But ehe happened to stand 'neath a hor
And the world rol!d on In the same old
"The doctor has informed my wife
that she will have to undergo an
"What are- you going to do about
"Get a new doctor, and see him be
fore he has a chanoe to do any pre
"Mother, may I go out to row?"
"Yes, my darling daughter,
But if the boat rocker's going to go
Don't you go near the water."
When you have time to do it, think
of the number of men who live to be
sixty years of age without ever being
called doyens of anything.
Creating an Impression.
Ey persietently praising himself a
man soon succeeds in cfepting the
impression that he doesn't expect any
body else to praise him.
"Father, what is an anarchist?"
"Generally be is a man who has no
Job and is afraid somebody will find
one for him."
It is not enough to be a good listen
er. One muet exercise judgment 4n
choosing the people to whom me lis
1 "Father," aald the fair girl. "1 nave
arranged a very important interview
Tor yon this evening. Harold is going
to call on you."
"To make a formal request for yonr
u.iuu. 1 anpposer
Not at all. He wants to look you
over nnd see how you would do for a
father In law." Washington. stn-
The Daily Story
THE TOSSING OF FATE BY MILLARD MALTEIE.
Copyrighted, 191$. by Asaoclatel Literary Bureau. .
'When Fred riartley was graduated !
from the scientific department of his i
college at the head of his class, though !
he did not know it, he was at the apex
of that eminence which is measured by
the plaudits of one's fellows. Every
one predicted that he would have a
brilliant career, though no one seemed
to have any well defined idea as to
bow it was to be brought about. He
had astonished his classmates and in
structors by his mechanical ingenuity
and had invented several contrivances
which, though of no especial value, in
dicated his ability in that direction.
The next most important feature to
a man's career is the wife he gets. At
the mating nge there are no instructors
to tell him which girl will be the help
meet for him that he needs or the girl
unfitted to supply his requirements,
nnd if there were such they would
doubtless make many lamentable fail
ures in pointing out the right girl. In
NOT A WOBD DID SHE TTTTER, BUT BANK
INTO HIS ARMS.
this most important matter Hartley
made a mistake, but no greater mis
take than the girl who married him.
Anna Blanchard was as prominent
among girls as Fred Hartley was
among men. She was a co-ed with
Hartley and stood well in her classes.
She was one to look up rather than
down. Her girl friends remarked that
she would take n prominent place
among women. But a woman is like
ly to be more dependent on her hus
band for her opportunities than the
husband is ou the wife for that stead
fast backing which he is at times sure
to need. When, therefore, the attach
ment between Anna and Fred was no
ticed all said: "That's just the kind ot
man Anna needs for a husband. She
is fitted to be the wife of a brilliant
It was a love match anyway. Every
oue said when the couple were mar
ried that whatever happened they
would be devoted to each other. But
who can predict when a class of youug
men or young women go- forth from
the alma muter on to the stage of
actual life to act the parts for which
they have been rehearsing which shall
become "stars" and which shall con
tinue to the end as "villagers." to clap
their hands when the hero and heroine
enter or exit?
Hartley on leaving college accepted
a position with a large manufacturing
company, where his scientific knowl
edge was likely to be useful. He mar
ried his fiancee soon after this, and ell
was going well with the pair when the
establishment by which Fred was em
ployed failed. The failure came while
Fred was at work on a machine need
ed in the business which would work
winders if successful. So the young
Inventor determined to keep on with
hi work independently.
Ten years passed, and the Hartleys
found themselves In a position exactly
the reverse from what had been ex
pected. Inster.d of taking a high stand
they had taken a low one.
Meanwhile his wife was yearning
for that sphere for whfbh nature had
intended her. When she was married
every one had envied her her future.
Now the few who bad kept in touch
with her pitied her. "It's too bad."
they said, "that Anna should be tied
to so impracticable a man. She should
have married ou4 of prominence one
who could give her a sphere to show
what there is in her."
No one realized this more than her
husband. One day he went away, leav
ing a note for her in which ho said he
would no longer stand in the way of
her taking the position in the world to
which she waa entitled. "Apply for a
divorce on account of desertion." he
said, "and I will not oppose It. If yon
prefer to act Independently of me with
out breaking the marriage tie, do so.
I will never trouble yon."
Whicfa of these two alternatives tnls
wife had In mind when she went forth
to take her affairs into her own hands 1
she did not say, but she sent a note to 1
her husband saying that she agreed
with him that the time had come when
they had better act independently of
each other, for a time at least If she
found it possible to acquire an Income
she would write hlra and they could
come together again. ThVs did not In
terest him, for he was tooNauch of a
man to accept the earnings 0
How Mrs. Hartley managed it
husband did not know, but be soon
beard of her as a prominent woman.
She not only became notable in wo
men's associations of various kinds,
but took a stand socially that other
MAsnAn nmilil not aclilfive wit UiiUt be
- m 1 1
1 ft jigr
,nS backed by"" a fortune. In a fer
.Te,,r tl'f t ra. Hartley was
oue of the best knowrn of any woman
in the city where she lived, nnd her
fame extended to other localities.
But fortune pecuniary fortune dil
not come. Yet even this was easy of
achievement if she-chose to put off
one husband aud take another. This
she found hard to do. She wrote
Hartley to know if he was in condi
tion to support her. If so she would
return to him. If uot she would apply
for a divorce to marry one of several
rich men who wanted her. ' Hartley
wrote back that he was still in the po
sition of one who was about to make
a large fortune. This decided her. She
applied for a divorce, secured it and
married a wealthy banker, becoming
For ten years Mrs. Eldridge led ths
social world of ber city and was at the
head of numerous women's associa
tions. No woman's enterprise was
launched without her approval; no new
family was admitted to the chief ssctal
circle without her consent She was
the most envied woman in her sphere,
though no one wished to depose her, foi
there was no one who could hope to
take her place.
But her contract with the world was
like Faust's agreement with Mephis
topheles. At the end came the infer
nal pit One morning the social and
business world was shocked at the an
nouncement tbat the great banking
house of Eldridge & Co. had failed.
The doors of the office were closed,
and there was tanbark before the pa
latial residence of the head of the
firm. He was an old man, and his
physique was crushed under the ruin
of his fortunes.
During the decade of Mrs. Eldridge's
supremacy Fate, who is never content
to let affairs alone, but must needs be
tossing them up just for the fun ot
I seeing them come down again, having
left Hartley on the ground for twenty
years, Instead of catching the Eldridge
ball on its descent for another toss,
let it roll away in the dirt and, pick
ing up Hartley, threw him so tar up la
the air that be must have got entirely
away from gravity, for he never came
down again ns long as be lived.
Hartley, after years of experiment
ing, evolved a process in metallurgy
that halved the cost of manufacture.
Experience had taught blm how to
reap the benefit of an invention, and
he forced a large manufacturing con
cern to pay him half the saving for a
term of years. One year's royalty
made him rich, and every year after
that his fortune Increased by arithmet
Mrs. Eldridge retired from the lime
light more rapidly than she had enter
ed it After the failure of tVie banking
house she found herself with an In
valid husband nnd no income. She bad
no talent for money making and could
not'eompete in any of the fields open
to her sex with younger women. With
her husband she sank into oblivion.
How they managed to live no one
knew, and of nil thos who had angled
for an approving smile from the wife
durlnc the period of her glory not one
One day nartley. Kitting in the rear
seat of his $10,000 auto car. coming
at a crossing upon a hearse followed
by two or three carriages, directed his
chauffeur to stop till the funeral bad
passed. In the chief mourner'a car
riage he saw a face so pale, so thin,
so sad, tbat at first he did not recog
nize it, nor could he realize that it
was the same face that had looked up
lovingly it blm on his wedding day
nearly thirty years before.
ner eyes met his and saw In them
the same affection, to which was add
ed a world of sympathy that she had
seen in them on that memorable day.
There was no other evidence of rec
ognition between them. In a moment
the little cortege had passed. Hart
ley's enr crossed the- street nnd sped
away, not a person of those who wait
ed to pass on recognizing the sad cul
mination of ambition they bad wit
nessed. That same evening when the widow
wns lighting the lamps in her tumble
down cottage there came a knock at
the door. She opened it and there
stood the husband of her youth. Not
a word did she utter, but sank into bis
Later, when having dismissed- the
past they were looking to tbe future,
the husband said:
"I dreaded, sweetheart, when we
were married lest I should fall to do
all for you that was expected of me.
I knew the sphere for which you were
fitted and felt that your not being able
to enter it would be a crylnB injustice.
Thank heaven, I am now able to da
far more for you than the wildest
hopes might have suggested. You are
still young enough"
"For heaven's sake, don't!
"Do you mean that you are tired of
"I hnte leadership. 1 hate the world,
and I regret that you are rich and I
am deprived of an opportunity to atone
for my past error."
July 4 in American
1770 Independence of the thirteen col
onies which later formed the Unit
ed States federation proclaimed at
1S2G John Adams, second president of
the United States, died; born 1735.
Thomas Jefferson, third president
of the United States, died; born 1743
lSC3-Fall of Vlcksburg", Miss? the
Confederate commander. General
J. C. Pcmbefton. surrendered the
post with about 30,000 troops to
HJeneral U. 8. Grant.
lSOlXriannibal namlln. vice president
Lincoln 1801-5, died at Ban-