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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY. AUGUST 30, 1913.
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rsiie. Rock Ilnl. I'.l. (Entire st the
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Telephones In afi.deparf jents: Cen
tral Union. West 145 1145 and 2145.,
Saturday, August 30, 1913.
The Projects to Be
Following are the propositions to be
voted for at the special election Sept.
11, which separately and collectively
promise for Rock Island's improve
ment, development and expansion, and
every one of which Is entitled to the
approval of the voters:
Purchase of Island City baseball
park, 11 acres, $20,000; eight-year
Construction cf elevated tank at
reservoir station, $22,000; 10-year
Flooring cf Reck river bridges
r;th concrete, $3,060; five-year
Installation cf police alarm sys
tem, $10 000; 10-year bonds.
Extension cf water mains along
EighlesMh avenue from Twenty
fourth to Fifteenth street, and in
ely annexed territory, $17,C0C;
Erection of new fire station In
lewly annexed territory and ex
tension cf fire alarm system in
'.hat district. $10,000.
Annexation of a further strip of
territory In South Rock Island,
running from the city limits to
Braehar street, south, and from
Twelfth ttreet wet to the Missis
sippi river, exclusive of the tract
already made a part of the city.
Get ready to shake that straw hat.
Thaw's attoriif-ys seem to be eel
ting sine valui-blo points on law from
the versatile Harry.
A pre.s dispntcli frays "Henry Lane
Wilson wishes to t:iM( " The stippo.'i
tlnn Is that ho had already parroted
If there Is to be a billion st;ile Texas
is a likely candidate. Its production
'f natural pas last jcar v as 7,470,37:!,
O'lO cubic feet.
Vnfortunately for Kvclyn Thaw, It
Is not supposed 'that Hurry can es
cape evry time t'.e be'-'ius a New
York eiifcyieni, nt.
In frplte of t', demand lliat
lilar heroes he coiiunemorjtf d bv suit-1
able memorial.', no movement has yet
been made to place a ftatue of Wal-
C T H C t ' , ' i CGLNCIL 3
ter Johnson ou the streets of Wart-i., . ... " ... 1
j t Jf:tar.ce shculd be permitted to go un-
"noticed, but, it is possible that the
No one ran say that August has not' saaie ,irst'c measures that apply to
done Its ben during the latter days to,ctll''r lliorP mgerous violations msy
make up for the abominable work of,
Msy, Juno and July
weeks of this month
line. Hut we ttiil h
and the earlv
fn the weather
ve our fingers
There is lots of money in this coun
trv. The onlv thine needed to make
business hum in every city aud hamlet
Is to have the money properly distrib
uted. That is the purpose of the pro
pose! democratic currency reform leg
islation. Monday will be Iabor day, an oc
casion worthy the observance of every
thoughtful citizen. Tho cut-torn is an j
honored one and one la which labor
eea in some degree thai the part it
tla)'S in the world of industry and
achievement is appreciated.
Governor Foss of Massachusetts who
has been two or three times elected
governor of his state as a democrat, ia
on his way back to the late republican
party. He doesn't like the democratic
tariff; it pinches his toes. It may be
said by way of comment that the dem
ocratic party con stand the loss of
Koss, if he can stand the loss of the
Next Thursday, September 4. will be
'be last day of registration prior to
Vao special tioc'-ion, September 11,
when the women of Rock Island wi.l
have their first opportunity to exer
cise their right of franchise. It is im
portant that all who have not already
been registered comply with this re
quirement In the precinct In which
they reside. For the coaveclence of
11 interested The Argus w ill publish
Mond?y the location of every prec'.net
In the city snd the boundaries cf the
Attorney General Patrick J. I.ucey
oi Illinois and Fred LeRoy cf Streator,
were 6!-naIly honored Curing their tIs
It to Washington the day President
Wilson delivered his Mexican speech
to congress. They were taken in
charge by tlie Illlncla delegation of
democratic congressmen, now cumber
ing IS, and were literally extended the
keys cf the city. Alter tte president
had concluded his message, the two n-J
linoisians were the guests of honor at
a luncheon given by Congressman-at-,
I.arge W. E. Williams of Pittsfield. Ev- j
ery member of the delegation save '
Congressman Frank Tf O'H&lr, who i
happened to be out of the city, was
OI,D SETTLERS" MEETING.
More interest generally should be
manifested by ci'Jiens, young and
aged, in the annual gatherings of the
Rock Island County Old Settler' as
sociation, an organization which, aside
frOm Its socio.", character, is contribut
ing iiO sma'l part In the. work of gath
ering and preserving the historical
data pertaining to this locality.
Many of the active members of the
society have witnessed the transform
ation of the county from a wilderness
to one of the thriving, prosperous and
thickly populated divisions of the
great state of Illinois.
Primarily the association was form
ed for the purpose of bringing the old
settlers together in annual reunion.
B j, as stated, it has another and more
important mission the keeping alive
of the historical interest and sentiment
of the county.
'The younger generations should ac
quaint themselves with early day con
dltions in their home community, and J
tlioy can gain mitch knowledse from I
attendance at the meetings of the old
The forthcoming meet'ng at the
Watch Tower Sept. 4 will be or.e of
the most interesting in the life of the
association, and it is hoped that there
will be a large turnout. All citizens,
whether members or not, are invited
to be present.
UPHOLDING THE Btl.E OF THE
Many of the automobile owners of
Rock Island have made it a point, to
compliment The Argus on i".s attitude
for the enforcement of the regulations
governing the use of the street. "1
have driven an automobile for years,"
said one, "and perhap3 have grown
reckless at times, because running an
automobile is like anything else, one
becomes careless, thoughtlessly and un
intentionally. But for the common
safety, all should be required to ob
Ferve certain regulations. "You are on
the right track, keep it up," said an
other. "They wi'.l all come to your
way of thinking after a while and real
ize that li Is for their best interests."
There sro many violations that are
more flagrant than others. It, is those
Jeyuirements that speak for public i
safety that should necessarily be more
rigidly enforced. The speed maniac
ehould r:nd'T no circumstances be tol
erated anywhere in the city. Next to
Mm comc8 the automobile or motor
cycle driver who runs into people
getting on or off street cars. Almost
en a par with him is the fiend who,
violating the muffler cut-out law,
dashes thr'eking and puffing through
the streets at nicht to the utter misery
and annoyance cf a I citizens who are
seeking rett. He Is a public nuisance
who should be abated as Fuch. The '
neglect, of the curb req-iirement as ap
plied to all faring cf vehicles is not so
conspicuous as it has been, but thero
are sT ill many notabie instances oT
i.egligence In this respect as Th
Argus has frequently pointed out and
which th police should put a stop to.
As to the rear light requirements a
word is due in behalf of the automo
bile Olivers. It sometimes harpens
that unknown to the driver this Tight
becomes extinguished, and while it is
I r.ecei-sary that there be constant
i vigilance in tills respect, there are oc-
j casionally circumstances that should
"ul u" al ttu .""s i e esMiry, ku:hu-
I landing that no machine of any de-
! fcrip on should be permitted on the
,i' ireeis wiwioui an iignts ourn:ng. ana
the time will come when this will ap
ply Iocully, as It does In the larger
cities, to every manner of vehicle.
In the end it will be found just as
feasy to evince regard for the law aad
the rights cf others as it 1e to Ignore
ordinary re.qu:rements that every fair
minded citizen should be glad to re
spect. MINE FIRM SUES UNION;
RESULT OF LONG STRIKE
Belleville, 111., Aug. 30. An effort
to compel the l.n!t:d Mine Workers
of Illinois to pay for damages alleged
to have accrued to a coal company by
reason of a strike is sought in an in
junction prcceedir.g filed in the Belle
ville circuit court by the Boyd Coal
and Coke company of Sparta, 111.
The case will be watched with In
terest by the coal industry in the state
because new pcintg are raised. In
June, 1512, an engineer quit work be
cause of a shutdown of the mine caus
ed by a flood. When the mine resum
ed, operations t.he engineer asked to
be reinstated. His request wts re
fused. The matter was laid before a
joint meeting cf repre ser.tatives of the
opera'prs and miners. No agreement
could be reached.
The petition alleges that the miners
refused to submit the case to arbitra
tion. Asa result a strike ras called
In February, 1313, and since that time
no work has been done at the mine.
The strikers have been drawing strike
benefits since that time.
The injunction asks the court to or
der the controversy submitted to ar
bitration, name the arbiters, ascertain
the emouiit of damages tf the mine
by reason of being shut down, and or
der the union to pay the damagss out
cf the union fun3. The suit is direct
ed against Joseph Pope, president, and
all other state oncers of the United
Mine Workers of America.
Washington Honduras became the
fifth country to accept Secretary
Bryan's peace plea.
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNEE
Congressman from the Fourteenth District.
(Special Correspondence of The Ararus.)
Washington, D. C Aug. 2S Digni
fied, calm and strong, the message it
on the Mexican
situation, etruck a
note !n American i
diplomatic history. I
The key to the!
was its Inherent
often ia the past
been the guide of
our foreign policy.
The president put
on the shining ar
mor of righteous
ness and took
congress and the
into his confi
dence. He has
adopted a difficult
olicy, one liable to
subject his administration to criticism
from the interests, because i'. is right
and because from the moral standpoint
it is the best policy to adopt.
There was an easy way for Presi
dent Wilson to settle the trouble in
Mexico, a way in which a weaker
president, following the line of least
resistance, might have gone. That
way was to follow the advice of Huer
ta himself. All of the capitalistic
pressure in this country is in that
direction. Recognize Huerta. Let
the oppressive but timorous gold ol
the world flow into his newly estab
lished credit. Crush with financed and
equipped armies the brave paupers
who dare dispute the right of a
branded assassin to dictatorship. Re
store the old order of the Diaz rrgime
peonage, slavery, tne exploitation of
a defenseless and subdued people. And
future generations of ignorant,
wretched Mexican serfs, rot knowing
where to place the true responsibility,
would curse God and die.
President Wilson has not followed
the easiet way. Until the Mexican
people themselves have a fair chance
of expression at the polls there will
be no recognition of any Mexican gov-
I ' v - if
Practical work in sewing, cooking
and other household arts is required
in all English schools for girls above
the infant grade.
In nearly 200 schools In Ireland in
ftruction is carried on in both Irish
and English, as part of the program
to revive interest in Gaelic language
In Minnesota the need for trained
teachers of agriculture and domestic
science is so great that the School
of Agricultural Technology at the State
university has taken for its main work
the preparation of teachers for these
Roys in a freeh air school in Buffalo,
N. Y., prune the orchard trees on the;
school grounds, grow catalpa trees fori
future transplanting, study bird whls-J
ties and notes as thy hear them in
me orcnaro, ano incidentally acquire
a valuable insight into the main prin-'a
ciples of forestry.
Of the 6.572,000 school children 1n
Prussia, 3.813,000 are in Protestant
schools, 2.383,000 in Roman Catholic
schools and the comparatively small
number of 363,565 in the nonsectarian
schools, where the pupils take most of
"The Young Lady
The highest rewards, we thoughtfully observed to the ycung lady across
the way, ere found In service and she said she gueee3 tiat was about right
and they were paying their cook $7 a week bow.
ernment. Mexico is walled in. The
sympathetic corporations which have
been shipping arms to Huerta are
estopped. Europe will hardly dare to
give comfort to Huerta after the presi
dent's stand. Meanwhile the Huerta
treasury is dwindling. He has no
credit. He must come to his senses
before long and accept our terms of
settlement or fall into the maelstrom
which he himself has created,
The partial failure of the post office
departinent and the department of ag
riculture acting jointly to use the
$500,000 which the last congress voted
for good roads illustrates an interest
ing point. Because of those arbitrary
and imaginary things known as state
lines, there is no legal machinery
whereby states and the federal gov-!
ernment can co-operate in raising and
expending joint Ainds no matter how
laudable the purpose.
The money was voted on the pro
viso that the states contributs $2 for
one rom the treasury. Only three
states of the 4S were able to accept
such a condition. The federal author
ities had to modify the conditions on
their own responsibility, dealing with
counties instead of stales. And even
then only a few communities were
able to receive any of the benefit of
The two departments agreed that
good roads cannot be constructed by
joint action. Either the federal gov
ernment or the states must act alone.
The states are already doing much in
this direction, building many miles of
good roads, and spending $1,000,000
per day for improvements and main
tenance. With a committee on roads
the government will soon begin single-
handed road building, based on its
right to provide highways for the
transportation of mail.
The joint departments recommend
an additional appropriation of $1,000,
000 on the same terms, not because
road building under such conditions is
practicable, but because the object les
son to the country, and the value to
the post office department in studying
costs of rural delivery over model
roads, make such sn experiment
worth the money and trouble.
the subjects in common but receive
religions instruction separately in the
faith to which they belong.
"The school garden movement has
shown us one way of solving the child
labor problem," says Dr. P. I'. Clax
ton. United States commissioner of
education. ""It has provpd that chil
dren can make tblngs grow, and grow
abundantly. A tiny plat four by eight
feet, such as a child has in the city
farm, grows vepeTaLIes enough to
j supply a family of five with a differen1
vegetable every d?y for five days in
Ohio State university has introduced
an apprentice course in animal hus-
bandry that includes two years' study
at the university and two years of
practical work on a stock farm. The
student in this course spends the first
year at tne university; tne second on
stock farm; the third year at the
university again; and the fourth year
on another Btock farm. The students
are paid for their work while on the
farm. The plan has interested a num
ber of the leading stock men of Ohio
and other states, and they ere co-operating
with the university In carrying
it out .
Across the Way"
lis A- ) iK
A year ago I usii to so
tier walk hesiife him to the train;
Their fingers Were entwined ar.d she
Was very beautiful ah me!
I sih'id to be a Rroom anain.
The lovelight danced within their eyes,
They parted with hpartfelt good-byes,
-n3. turning hack her lonr'.y way
To v-ult mid wonder throtiKh th day.
Her tendT bosom shook with sighs.
At lenifh he went alone 'twas o'er!
Thi?ir blissful days forever past;
She fondly clung to him no more
What Joy would lovers have in store
If honeymoons might always last!
I saw him bo day after day
And mliised the glad looks and the gay,
Sweet lausrhter and regretfully
Recalled the artless graces she
Had shown along the happy way.
This mornins I beheld him close
A door behind him and descend
The steps that gleamed in marble rows,
.And then he turned: Ah, Cupid knows
The honeymoon Is not the end!
She etood Inside the window there
And held with sweet and tender care
A babj- tip. that Ire might see
How glad a world this world can be.
How good Its ways are and how fair.
Some men are more anxious to te
heard than to be respected.
Few people under the age of forty
ere satisfied with the names their pa
rents gave them.
Every men has a gift of some kind,
but the trouble with most gifts Is that
they have no market value.
Nine men out of ten would rather
find $400 worth of gold in an old pot
than to have written "Paradise Lost."
A woman never can understand whv
a man nuys a new aeroy nat tnat, as
far as she can see, is just like his old
The woman who worries over leav
ing her children to the care of a nurse
doesn't get very far into society now
adays. A man who can sit and fish for six
hours at a stretch without a bite would
get all out of patience if he had to
mind the baby tpn minutes.
METHOD IN HIS MADNESS.
'Why do you
;p on living in
Q Jis an my nus-
f band's fault. I
can't get him to
j I move into a city
.rauisM that's up to date.
wants to be where there
are lamp posts to hang to while rest
ing on his way home in the morninf ?."
"It makes me tick the way some
people who pretend to be American
slop over whenever anyhody with a
title happens to r.oMce them. Why
should we take any more interest In a
duke or a prince or a duchess than
what's that crowd running for?"
"To see the duchess of BInglewash,
I guess. I heard she was to ride past
that corner at about this time. Hey,
where are you going?"
"To see the duchess. Come on."
When a Baby Comes In Handy.
The driils with which mosquitoes bore,
Eut seldom trouble me;
I go to s!cp at night to cnors
As calmly as cafi be.
Let others worry if they must.
Anil to destroy them strive
Otir little baby's tbirr.p ami Just
The sweetest th!r.r alive. '
"After all, IMogenea was lucky."
"If be were living today how could
he hope with that old tub of hi3 to
keep out of the way cf the automo-
"They say he has so much money
ke doesn t know what to do with it."
"Yes. And he Isn't doing it."
Unattractive Maiden Annt-Goodby,
Jottle. Come soon again. I hope you'll
forgive my nut kissing you, but I have
an awful cold. Jottie (aged b1x Never
mind. Do kin me, annrJe. Mother
aid she'd give me 5 cents If I'd let
1 yon. Exchange.
The Daily Story
NOAH'S ARK BY CLARISSA MACKIE.
Copyrighted. by Assoclatel Literary Burea-i.
The houseboat was moored under the
willows bv the river bank. It was a
blunt nosed, bargeiike craft, its upper
. , ... . . , . i
dock g:y with red striped awnings .
and boxes of scarlet geraniums. A hat-
less young man garbed in white will, j
his shirt sleeves rolled above brown j
arms was peeling potatoes in the door- j
way of the galley. i
Every now and then the man lifted i
a pair of fine brown eyes aud scanned
the red bridge that crossed the river a
hundred, yards above the houseboat
Occasionally a farm wagon creaked
j across or a touring motorcar flashed by.
The river was uneasy these days.
Successive spring rains had swelled it
until it was now rising beyond its
highest water mark. Almost imper
ceptibly the brown waters crept to the
level of the banks, and the old bridge i
was alarmingly close to the surface cf i
But the country folk were slow going j
and not given to borrowing trouble. I
The Willow never had overflowed its ;
banks, and it never would. Often it !
had reached the floor of the bridge, '
only to subside when its tributary '
springs and strenms had spilled out
their surplus share of the spring rains.
It had rained for weeks during this '
June, and when the houseboat crept
up the stream and cast anchor tinder
the willows the weatherwise predicted
! a wet vacation for the luckless voy
' ager. They had watched the youn.;
man spread his easel on the shady
deck and paint the slanting rain on the j
wheatfiekls or the sun peeping through
the dripping willows or the boggy cool
ness of the farther shore.
Noah Tarker was enjoylnsr this va
cation as he had never enjoyed ouo
before. But there wns a feeling of un
easiness In the gradual rising of the
river, together with the newspaper ao
counts of the devastating floods in the j
"Hey, therei" called a voice from the
bank. And Noah set down his pota
toes and went to the rail.
"Hello, Simon"' he called to the tow
headed farm lad. who held forth a bas
ket of eggs. "Come aboard."
Simon timorously set one bare foot
ou the narrow landing plank, placed
the other before it and finally reached
the deck, where Noah promptly yank
ed him aboard, skillfully relieving him
of the basket at the same Instant.
"Two dozen for oO cents. Simon, I
feel like a robber," said Noah, divinsf
Into his pocket and bringing up a fifty
cent riece. "Take this and keep the
change if there is any way of spending
20 cents in this benighted hamlet"
Simon caught the coin, grinned de
lightedly anil took the empty basket.
"I'm going to treat Miss Molly to Ice
cream," he confided blushingly.
"Ah. hal Who is Miss Molly?"
"Schoolteacher. She's going to stay
nil summer and leach again in Septem
ber. She ain't got any folks to go
home to. and she's bonrding at our
house. I wanted to treat her to some
thing nil winter, but, gosh hang it all,
1 couldn't seem to save enough. When
lee cream sody was 5 cents n glass I
got 3 cents all to once, and on my
way home to aslc her I sniv n siirn in
, th(, storo s.,vi,1K it i,nj KOne up to 10
j CPnts. ; j Je!St K,lve it p. Bnt. by
crick y. if you wait long enough you
can pet hold of anything"'
"You like your teacher, eli?" asked
Simon's eyes shone. "You betcher
lite. Why, what do you think she's
"Give it up."
"Why. jest because me and Rem Pe
ters and Susie Anderson couldn't sense
fractions and didn't pass our za initia
tions Inst week, she's fixed up the old
boathouse yonder for n schoolroom,
and she helps us every afternoon with
them fractions. She wauls to help us
on grammar, but I tell her I don't need
it. (J ram ma r don't bother me none;
do you think so, mister?"
Noah suppressed a smile.
"It doesn't seem to, sonny."
"I'll tell her that, by gum. There
she Is now! I'm goin to nsk her right
off. I wonder what Kind she'll take,
what say?" Simon paused on the
plank aril looked anxiously through
the torn brim of his bat at Noah.
"Probably she'll choose strawberry,"
responded Noah gravely, as man to
m.in, and Simon nodded solemnlv and
capered away toward the bridge where I
a slender, blue g'vped figure wa ;
crorslrfg toward the town. j
Noah saw her stop nn.l wait for the j
lad. and he noted even from th:tt (lis- !
tance tlint her hair was dark beneath j
f,er white hat and that her face was
softly oval. She put one hand on Si- j
mon'.s shoulder and swung her parasol I
to the other aide. Together they went j
away. Once they paused, and Sirnon
Noah ducked into the kitchen, where
he proceeded to put the neglected po-
tctoes to full
"She must be a nice girl," he said to
himself as he washed np his dishes
after the meal, nnd then he realized,
with a hot blush, that unconsciously
he had heeo thinking of Miss Mollv
for an hour and a hnlf.
Thr.t :ight it rained hetvlly after a
aevere thunderstorm, ond n morning
Aawned Nonh. lyins wide awake, real
ized that the Ark. as he h::d named his
rileasure boat, was scrnpin? bottom.
He tossed on some clothes and In the
pale gray light found that the river
had risen until the hull of the Ari was
resting on the muddy bank. He ex
amined the motor and found it In order
for an early start if it should be nec
essary. It seemed vastly important that he
should get the Ark out of the main
current and into some safe Inlet before
the red bridge broke away, as it must
under the pressure of the swollen riv
er. Even now he could hear the dull
roar of water against the timber.
But daylight brought a gathering of
Fkeptlcnl farmers, who reluctantlr fas
teped the, shaking bridge to the wil-
,ows ,lpav-v lrS?ins chains at tn
fo"r "e" t,f rty foot span.
"l" M 'l A6'"
seen it worsen this, grunted Ezra
Bead with a qui7zU.al ,nt at Noatl-,
disturbed face. "Want any help push-
illK TOur bont off the bniikV
"If you cnu spare time." returned the
youug man. "If the bridge should
"!t won't break nway; the water's
fnliin" B!rra(3-" interrupted Ezra, es-
"mnirs tv, .,1ncu of, rtTer hrlt
had overflowed the meadow where
Ry noon the Ark was moving down
stream with the current. The red
bridge was straining at the chains,
and wagons were goin around by the
new cement bridge at the upper falls.
Noah made fast to a bending willow
mil cooked his dinner. Just as he had
concluded the meal there came a grind-
i' s crash from upstream, mingled with
the roar of coming waters. A little Is
land protected the Ark from the main
current, and Noah watched Ireenty
from his safe harbor for anything that
might come with the flood.
First came the red bridge end on like
pome queer, crazy raft teetering up and
down in the strong current. Behind it
bobbed one of the willows pulled from
the bank by the wrecked bridge. When
bridge and tree had disappeared Noah
got Into his skiff and rowed around
the island to wait for further floating
objects. Here ond there along the riv
er banks were boathouses or occasion
al srriughouses where the farmers
obtained their drinking water. In any
one of these riverside houses, which
must come down with the flood, might
be n human being caught unawares.
At Inst there was a sound of voices,
and there came riding down the cur
rent a small boathouse with its gabled
roof pointing downstream, and sitting
around the open doorway with feet
swinging inside the little building were
Noah did rot attempt to catalogue
them by name or identity. He simply
reached out his handy boathook and
pulled gently at first and then with all
bis streugth until the house swirled
heavily around nnd crashed to a mo
mentary anchorage on the shore of the
almost inundated island.
"I'll take you off in my boat Hold
on there for a moment!" cried Noah,
nnd in five exciting mhiuts he had
transferred the four vo-rers to the
safe deck of the Ark, Tvlioio they all
gazed breathlessly nt each other be
fore bursting Into exclamations of sur
prise and Joy at their rescue.
Noah looked curiously at them.
There was Simon Read, suuburned and
dripping wet; there wns undoubtedly
Rem Peters, whose cranial contour In
dicated that fractions nnd he would
never come to a definite understand
ing; there was Susio Anderson, fat and
fla?:en haired and good naturedly stu
pid looking, nnd last because she wa
not the least wns n blue guwned girl
with raven hair and stnrry blue eyes
and cheeks quite pink with excitement.
"Well. Simon, suppose you introduce
me to your teacher nnd your school
mates." he said at last.
Miss Docker looked encouragingly at
Simon, who twisted hi Augers In hU
hair and shot an agonized glance at Ida
"Tlint's her," he stammered, pointing
n finger nt his teacher. "That's Miss
Molly, 1 mean; and that's Susie, and
she never bawled once, mister, when
the river floated us while we was say
ing grammar; nnd that's Rem; he hol
lered some, and so did I; and say, mis
ter, we had that h e cream Inst night!"
he ended, with shining eyes.
"I'm very glad." said Noah kindly,
as he shook linnds with Molly Decker
ind her two bashful charges. "Now
that you're safely on the Ark yes, this
Is really Noah s Ark. my name is Noah
Parker suppose we find something to
cat. Perhaps Mis Decker will take
you below aud rummage In the kitchen
while I go out and watch for more
While Noah waited around nt the
end of the Ma nd, Molly and the chil
dren found materials and prepared an
appetizing meal for the weary Noah
when he should return to the .Ark.
As they gathered around the table
in the pretty dining room. Molly Deck
er poured the tea with charming
pract!. Perhaps that was what roused
Susie Anderson to ciithuslai in.
"Oh. Mr. Noah!" she cried excitedly.
"Refs play this Is the real Ark. and
you are Mr. Noah and Miss Molly, shall
l.e Mrs. Noah, and I wlil be the dove!
The hoys can be animals if they want
to," she added generousiy.
"W'e won't play It today, dears," said
Miss Molly gently, but for some unac
Countable reason her cheeks flushed
"The Ark will return some other
day," added Noah gayly. "and take all
"f J'ou for a sail down the river the
"And Miss Molly, too?" asked Simon
"And Miss Molly If she will come,"
BFsentfd Noah softly, and In his heart
he added that he would try to per
suade her to remain forever, fnr at last
the only girl had come to him. and he
told himself that every Ark needed
Aug. 30 in American
lSlS-At Fort Mlms, Ala.. Creek In
dians led ty Weathersfbrd. a half
breed Sfinlnole in British employ,
mnssacred whites, including
women and children.
1S77 Admiral Itaphael Serames. noted
Confederate naval commander, cap
tain of the cruiser Alabama when
she wan sunk by the Kearsarge ia
1S64, died: born 1809.
1910 Lewis Addison Rhoades. scholar
and educator, died !n Co'umbua, O.;