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THE EOCK ISLAND ARGUS. FR1TJAY. Sl'TK31Jt.K re, in&
" THE ARGUS. merely subterfuge on the part of num-
- ! wow -eminent and -dignified for-flusa-
rnbithcfi daily at 15:4 Second ave- ' ers to see which way the wind is blow
viue. Hock Island. I"L (Entered t the iaK before they go on record,
pmtofti-.e as second-class matter.) 1 Xot go with Mr. Bryan, He has
Rock aland Member ol tbe Associated
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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jiiiorny in the premise. i
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political or rlifr'.ouj. must
here T.i ram-tttarhed fo, ....hiim. I
Mon. No sucj, artiMos win bo nrintod '
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trs.1 Union, P.ock Island 145. 114
Friday, September 25. 1913
!. While 1t would
give the Mexicans
to shoot a ' lot of
J Americans, their ovn countrymen !
j form a very good aubstftute.
A Philadelphia scientist has started
for Hawaii to study the habits of tree
nails. How did a Philadelphia man
ever get the idea that he could catch:
itr-- V. K,l44 T. T1
i pre several ways to make the dirt fly!
; and the waters obedient and the Hoi-
landers have mustered them all prof -
The attention of those who insist
there Is no such thin as luck Is re-
j frpectfully called to the cane of Sarah
Rector, a 10-year-old negro girl who
' will pay this government taxes on an
i Income of J112.000 a year. Sarah had
, the foresight to select as her par
ent a Creek Indian through whom she
became entitled to an allotment of
i land with the selection of which she
had nothing to do. The biggest pro
; - I
1 ducing oil well in the mid-continent ! that he has been wasting his time; j gon8 WDO uaVe suffered by bis disap
j field was found on her 160 acres. This but it should always be boriiv. In mind j pea ranee. To preserve the buffalo as
' if the Jones' guslier, near the town of; that the increase has come- v"'"'ioipally : a specimen in our zoos is urooer. He
k Cushing. It Is prodiicir.g 2.500 bcrrels
'; a day and Sarah's royalty is a dollar
' a barrel.
Tif T GLOitiorft KTKH i.tmatk. j
wno stole and carried away the ;
glorious climate of California, asks ,
tlio Decatur Review.
was 11. in the shade at Silver
ou. yen Bps a e uon t kuo
u.i yiate ib u suouia not ,
""V"' "l rriuru imni cor-,
rers of the stat- that make a pecialty
. ,i ln me raw
m fan I'leo. the place with 'Alas
kan summer temperature.
It was 108 in the shade at Los An
gelfb, the place in which "9o.noo,ooo
reople of the United States want to j tUe In(jian r:i for Manhattan island.
! Peter would have made a bad bargain
And 'hese s:zliug records are!,,8.j ,,p rgreed to 1(t the investment
reached after the middle of Peptem-1 v,1Ul0IIt interest and take all
Lei. a time hen any self r,-spooling ( Ur(.atfr New Vork for it in 1903; for
ciintate should conduct itself sedately, j at that time Greater New York was
I.abt winter we bad from L,.s An-' ortl, onlv thrPe mniion dollars, or
gc;e ana aIl Diego the storv v hicli
told of frosts that killed V.w orange
and lemon orchards; this fair Septem
ber month we read of ins and 110
lu the fcliade. So what is the mat
ter with California anyway? Is it
too much Johnson?
RI.H( TIOV i ROOK.
A number of Chicago politicians
.l.ave been indicted for a'leged ballot
box stuffing iind vote frauds.
The lu;uiry may be the outcome of a
fclional straggle but that makes it I
, JiCtie the lcs.-i imperative that a.iy an l!
very perpetrator of ballot box ten-l
. ,m ah ti... li.,,:. r ii ..a
., . l'""l","""n ""
J,l III I.V".
" Of all political crooks there is U'.uie
more despicable tliau the ballot box
The common pickpnket is a gntit
men compared with the scoundrel ),0
robh a comiiMnity by sted ng voten.
jtjiio; vu irnuiiB maKe goe'i'iii"iii, a
travety. They atri:,e at the fo;n- i
V dation of the hoie government sys- !
't tern. They are ofenirs far niorr ser- !
lua than pv.nlshtnent provided for
a them by law would lud'cate.
Chicago has the election commis-
- aion s.eui. pin ii me ci.ai up-j
' w iucti recent luu-euucuis
,lb, ar- uai-ej
ere irue, the iaw i not
' lecher up cannot dodge re spbnsib:!!t
Tl. . I I... .hnntl )w, a f ,.wt
J UP a li V U I I J PUUIIIU 1 1 " f Dl 1" ..I I, BIIU
7 no guilty man should be permitted to
X It Is difficult to find any crook or
thief as dei-picable as the ballot box
MH. B H tl .1 TUBMAN 1KRII.
Secretary W. J. Br an declines to
f answer inquiries as to his, personal e.-
peases or as to whether he is really
; educating a number of young men asj
l.as been alleged. Mr. Bryan is quite
: correct in refusing to be questioned
about matters that are not the busi-;
t l ess of the public. One of the few j
; iu'6taks the great democrat has ever
i made as stooping to answer rriti-1
rism of his course in accepting thaa-j
twiqua engigements during his sum-'
nier vacation. Mr. Bryan has. how-j
t ever, been in a class by himself among '
public men of the larger sort from :
the very fact that he has never becn;
afraid to go on record. He L cue of
i t'ie very few big Americans of our :
who have not been tfraid to be;
interviewed on &"w questions.
. Tbe average tetestnan when sud-j
c rieuly asked to express himseif ca new,
. ouetwons P.eus toai ma anecuou nas
Jutt iK-en called or that he cannot
properiy speax until ne cas reaa tne
J cSclal publication, til cf whica i i
never 'been afraid to speak and has
I ..v .vim t
wrong that he justly gained rank as j
ia prophet to an extent that when the,
; pciit'cal destinies of his party and.his ;
; country were in the shaping at Balti
more last year he absolutely held th
whole thing in the hollow of his hand.
STR.4E. IT IT? j
Republican papers are having all:
sorts of spasms because tiie democrats!
in congress have held party caucuses'
on tariff and currency matters, and I
are torturing their reader with all j
soru stories of the horrible crimes!
j of the party caucus. j
in tne last lew congresses wnere tne (
rpni!h!ian hud iha mainritv leftOn-'
tion was not submitted to anything
but the will of Uncle Joe Cannon, j
This became so arrogant and impudent
that it was the cause of a revolt among
the . self-respecting republicans who, j
with the aid of the democrats, brought
about partial reform.
The democratic party lias been com
missioned by the people to do cer
tain things and Its representatives in
I congress are merely doing those things
which they have promised the people.
they wouid do.
This fact has a paralysing influence
upon republican journals, but their
complaints will do no good.
MW lORK 1,AD TALIE.
A dispatch from the metropolis of 1
I the country says the real estate value j
v,i vitici vii n mi lino ,'coi
; reaches a total of $8,010,000,000. This
includes land and buildings and means '
an increase of over $700,000,000 in one
jVPar - Tnls increase is due not wholly
I to enhancement of land values, but
i largely to the construction of new
! hotels and other large structures.
Greater New York alone has over
twice the value of all the farms in
'the great state of Iowa, with her area
of over 55.O0O square miles. Over five :
billion dollars has been added to the
value of Greater New York's land and .
buildings, principally buildings, thej
past twelve years. j
Such figures are calculated to make;
the speculator in western lands feel j
iror.i improvements w nicli may or :
may not prove to be paying ventures, i
Neither should it be forgotten that I
in the long run interest beats the:
profits of speculation In unimproved j
voiumous uu, uiscurvni'. j
AmHna In HQ'" 1nvaotcH fna rlcltar in 1
, , I
the purchase of Greater New York,
and placed another dollar in the sav
i , . .,
j info Ln 11 z iiij(iiuru &l dia pri :
cent compound interest, the dollar
cent compound interest, the dollar
p!acfd jn tiie bank w.0i,i toda- be .
worth over three times the present
P!;pSRe(, - of all the iand p.pd !
bulw,n(ttl ia the metropolis, including
;lll8 boroughs of Manhattan, the
Hronx, Brooklyn, Queen's and Rich
In 1&2P. Peter Minttit. Dutch direct-
nr-i'pnpral of ow VptherlsnH oftM
conMoVrably less than Peter's $24 im
proved at six p-r cent compound in
terest from 1626 to 1S03.
The three sources of inequality in
j the distribution of wealth are rent,
i interest and profit, and of these the
( greatest is interest.
In the Old Days Vhen Children Were
Sent to War.
Amon other improvement in the
art of war att attained by the world in
these later days is the abc'.itiou of the
practice of sendii; children to st-a. as
was the case when the midshlpuiL-u of
Uui old "oak walls" of England often
j were boys of less than fourteen years.
The Marquis of Dufferin nud Ava in
telling about tue siege of Boinurkuud,
I in t!i r'fiin,'.n n war. whir-li ho witness-
, e(1 frou le rCnelupe. related
j tbl--tory of one of theie liule felloWf,.
What pleased me most during the
whole business." he nys. "was the
gallant behavior of a little midship
man, a mere child, thirteen or fourteen
years of age. About the time when the
tire became pretty hot I happened to
come across bim, and, as be seemed to
, ,..e a, n,ucU out of a job as myself. I
touched my cap and took the liberty of i
ollSt.rvng ti,nt Jt ras a fine day. to1
which be politely replied that it was. '
"Encouraged by bis urbanity. 1 ven- ;
turcd to ask hSni how long he had been '
at sea, to which he answered, "I have '
only left my mamma six weeks., but I I
ain't goinx to cry on her majesty's
quarterdeck, a remark which I think
us worth recording as many a one mada
by more illustrious heroes. Soon after
this, however, a man was killed c!oe
to bim. and the little fellotr fainted
and was taken below."
OUR USELESS BUFFALOES.
They Have Pasted Away Because They
War Economically Unfit.
As a typical species of American
fauna the buffs lo had h!s place in our
history, but tnke him by and large be
was a rather useless Least, with no
adaptability for civiHraiion. He served
his purpose on the pliins when men
led a nomadic life there and existed on
his rifle. But as scx.n as the range
land, over which the buffalo "roamed
in countless thousands." became 6t for
settlement the buffalo was decidedly
Very little of him wat fit to eat I?e
was worth a bullet when there was do
tl)Pr n,pat to ba(1- blJt , ,er!e c.
custuli , modern steaka and roast
wouj DC,t him not
JuB0Jri'tJL!Pr'4 ?? .In a word.
glasses for nearly 2,500
ureQ every year.
Required home study has been abol
ished in the schools of Sacramento,
Five hundred and fiftv-five persons
attended the evening classes in aca
demic snbjeets at the University of
Cincinnati last year.
About $1.' is earned annually by
the boya in the cooperative industrial
in the high school at Fitch-
Auer i years ui m.c iot...
in Koheneciadv. N. V.. may Obtain a
year s leave of absence for study orN
travel abroad, receiving one-third pay-
ment of salary.
a comparison of 625 star ahletes
of the Naval academy with 5Srt non
' athletes, in both cases from the c'assps
of 1892-1911. shows that apparency
the non-athletes are in better phy
sical condition t'.ian the athletes.
Medical inspection is a business
proposition. In a town with 25ft chil
dren. i is said for instance, there
Snrinefield. 111.. Sent. 26. Plans that i
are in emoryo oy tne Illinois teiuen-
nial commission for the celebration of.
centennial anniversary of the ad-j
miBElOU OI Illinois 10 Biaienuuu iiiui- .
cate that the demonstration will be
the greatest ever witnessed in the
The anniversary does not occur un-
til 1918, but to assure an exhibition
commensurate with the importance of
the occasion, the l?.st general aasem-
the bugrato -as economically unfit, and
ne weut tUe M.flv of the uufit
Had he been conserved he might now-
j,e Hfording ODnortunitr for bis same
hunters to enjov themselves in moder-
atiol). Thev are rpaiir the onlv ner-
is R curiosity and has
value. But entirelv too
have been shed over his destruction
One ateer was and still is worth a
dozen bison. Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Jefferson City, Mo. Two men were
killed and three injured by the caving
'in of a pit for the foundation of the
Washington Fcrmr Senator Oba
diah Gardner of Maine has been se
lected by President Wiison for the in-,
ternational joint commission having
jurisdiction over boundary dispu'es
between the. United States and Can
Ossinning, N. Y. Five convicts aj
Sing Sing prison quit unloading a coal
barge, overpowered a guard, jumped
into the Hudson river and attempted to
swim to the other shore, but shots of
guards brought about a recapture.
Washington Three members oj
the progressive -congressional cam
pa'gn committee. Representatives
Fa'.conT. Woodruff and Hinebaugh,
will visit New York to confer with
progressive leaders on plans for the
GraDite City. 111. Professor C. R.
Fayre, principal of a local school, was
arrested on a charge of assaulting
John Ha'l, a rpil- Ssmuel HfIl charg
The Young Lady
The young lady across the way
practically all hie profits were on
think be d care wliich business he
would be an annual saving of $5,250
if by thorough medical inspection the
curable physical defects that handicap.
Bchool children could be remedied.
There are now about 40 "psycho
logical clinics" in the United States,
according to Dr. J. E. Wal'.'n, of the
University of Pittsburgh. The first
of ?uch clinics, for the purpose of
studying and classifying mentally nn
usual children, vas establishei at
tne l niversity cf Pennsvlvania in
School officials in Beverly, Mass.,
recently calculated the money gain for
their pupils in vocational education.
They found that an expenditure of
S600 per boy in industrial training
had raised the capitalization of the
boys economic va'.ue from $6,000 to
$15,000 or $18,000.
"We are destroying the eyes of a
'.arge number cf school children by
the burden of continuous, close w jk
to which they are subjected." says
Dr. F. Park Lewis, of Buffalo. He
suggests as a remedy, in addition to
the use of eyeglasses, reduction in
the amount of work dependent directly
upon the printed page. "Let us have
more thinking and fewer bocks,"' he
bly created the Illinois centennial com-i
luiasiun tuiu me uieiuucrs uiicau; ni c
preparing for the display.
That every man, woman and child
u t'ni iH.iJiiie in uie ieiiii.t;o, mo
centennial commission proposes a eel-
j ebration in every county of the state.
'Suggestions in connection with the
plans are solicited bj- the commission
j of which Mrs. Jessie Falmer Weber
of the State Historical society at
j Springfield is secretary.
ed that his brother was beaten with
a strap because he would not Join in
Washington Colonel Dan C. King:
man, senior colonel in the army en
gineer corps, probably will succeed
Brigadier General -William T. Rossell
as chief of engineers of the army
-when the latter retires on account of
ago next month.
New York Alban Jasper Conant,
the painter to whom Lincoln sat for a
portrait before he became president,
celebrated his birthday anniversary
in a studio he has occuoied more than
SO years. At Springfield, 111., in I860
he painted the famous "Smiling Lin
coln." St. Paul The obtaining cf new in
dustries was an issue before the
American Association of Commercial
Executives in anni al session. Em
mctt Hay Naylor, in a paper on "T e
Industrial Survey of the City," warned
the delegates against the "bonus
hunting, fly-by-night industry."
Washington Logan W. Pagp, di
rector of the office of public roads, ha3
extended from Oct. 15 to March 2,
1914, the time in vhich school chil
dren living on farms may submit es
says on the lepair and maintenance
of ear"h roads in competition for a
gold medal and two silver medals to
be given by the government.
Kansas City Revision of the con
stitution of Missouri was recommend
ed by the committee on constitutional
and statutory amendments at the Mis
souri Bar association's meeting. Ob
jects desired are: To provide addi
tional funds for rural schools and for
roads; to increase the debt-takinj?
power of municipalities and to simpn-
I fy legal procedure.
Across the Way"
says she overheard her father say that
paper and for her part she shouldn't
madj them on so long as he made t&em.
. T T 1 fTTf.
Sweet Gla4y. helm? tender-hearted.
Oal wearing hirda upon her hat
The day the anti-hirdites started
To show the cruelty of that.
Her furs ere long beenn to srt?'- her.
E'en as the feathers had before:
The seal, the sabli and the beaver
Should yield their warmth to her no
She next deflded to quit eafln
Tli fiVsh of fowls and fish and beasts;
Ko more should ewes ro sadly bloating
Berause their lambs composed her
At length she reached the deep convic
tion That noolen clothes with sin were j
The flocks must suffer" and affliction
In being fleeced, or so she thought.
In time she even irave up eruol
Because to rob the urubs and birds
Of what they fed upon was cruel.
To use her own sweet, simple words.
To take the silk worm's web was evil.
From cotton, too. she sadly turned,
Bwaues Ood made It for the weevil.
This from her conscU-nce Galdys
At last, with only leaves to cover
The charms ttiat once had made her
She turned from friends and home and
And fled, bare-footed from the crowd.
But soon she jtave up fruits and berries
To loave them for the worms Inside,
And then, relieved of a!l her worries,
Iay down upon the pras" and died.
Another Troublesome Question.
"Say, paw, how do you pronounce
"I thought it was 'istmuth.' "
"No, ho. 'isemuth.' "
"Maw said it was 'issmuss.' "
"Confound it, 1 told you it
"flnr tparhpT drn't nrnnnnnce
that way. She sys it's 'itsmuth' or
else " -
"Oh, what's the ue calling it any-
thing but Panama? Everybody knows
that mrans the same thing. Don't
bother me now. I'm trying to find
how much steel will have to go up
to make me even with the world
"What did papa
say?" asked the
science has been giving me a good
deal of trouble 6ince I left him."
"Oh, dear, what did you do?"
"You see, I began by telling him
that I had always longed to have my
name honored by posterity, and that
after thoroughly considering the mat-
ter I was convinced that the only
chance for me was by being mention-
ed In the histories of the future as
He could bent his friends nt billiards.
He could beat at bowling, too;
As a beat he'd badly beaten
Nearly every ore he knew.
He could beat at rolf and tennla
And In giszzlir.s; at a feast.
B'lthe couldn't beat a earpet, ,:
Or he never did. at least.
A 8ure Thing,
"The weather man says It s to be
'Til bet he's wrong and I can
"By leaving my ntKbrella at homo."
A Sever Caee.
"Blnkeley eeems to enjey living out
In the country-"
"He can't talk or thlak of anything
else. At lunch yesterday he even or
dered a piece of "suburb pie.'
"Now, Willie," said the Sunday
sehool teacher, "can you tell us who it
ia that flees wtun no man purauethr
"A fellow tbat'e in front ef a buli
iog" one that done it, all right"
The Professor Life itself Is bnt a
chemical combination of the constitu
ent atoms of chloride salts. The rjirl
Well, it's sweet to me. any way. Puck
Joy !s not essentially bad. but good,
while crief ia essentially bad. Spinoza.
The Daily Story
A GAMIN'S ROMANCE BY ELIZABETH WEED.
. Cipyrtghted. " 1 J. ly Associate! Literary Burea'i.
I Little Tim Cosgrove was a newspa- !
per boy. Tim had a very indistinct .
memory or nis antecedents-
ture of a comfortable home with a
woman who eared for him. putting '
bim to liprt rlrtwcinrr Atiri nmlrDeuit'.r !
him aal now and again lulling hitn to
sleep in her arms. But by the time be
w-as ten years old all remembrance of
her features had passed away from
him. and there was no well defined link
between that period and bis selling pa
pers whiereby to make a living.
One day when the weather 'aa hot
Tim succumbed to the beat and fell
on the sidewalk. There he lay, his
newspapers scattered about him, till
a policeman came along and, calling
for an ambulance, sent him to a chil
dren's hospital. Tim came out of his
collapse and one day was put on a
steamer with a lot of other invalid
children and sent off on the water.
Beside bim on the boat sat a little
girl about bis own age who-fell to talk-
I mg with him. Like Tim. she could
remember a pleasant home, and more
distinctly. She could recall an old '
fashioned house, with four pillars be- j
fore it, in the center of beautiful !
grounds. One thing was indelibly !
! stnnmed on her mind her father bo- 1
I ing carried out to a cemetery. She did
j not know the reason why, but she aud
her mother left the big house, and then
her mother was carried to a cemetery
too. Later transitions came so rapid- '
ly that she could not remember them
all, but her clothes were wearing out.
and she did not get new ones. She
SHE LAY LOOKING AT HIM IN WONDER.
whs often hungry and did not have
pennies to spend for candy. She was
I now living at an orphan asylum, but
j she longed to get away from
sho was kept shut in most of the time.
j she said, and she pined for freedom.
l 'resent ly tne nont miKieu at an is
land, ami the children were put ashore
and permitted to wander iu a wood,
or, lietter still, on the shore. At noon
a luncheon was served on tables un
der the trees. Tim and his new found
friend Alice, she said her name was
played together, both preferring the
In the arternoon the steamer with
its load of children returned to the
city. Tim told Alice of the life he led
when the young i and said that if she would like to join
man returned to , bim and sell papers as be did be would
her. "He gave give her some of his stock. He made
his consent, but his home with a woman named Mur
to tell you the j phy, to whom he paid what lie could
truth my con- i for his board. She was a kind woman.
and he thought she would take in Alice
too. The little girl, dreading to go
! back to the nsyhim, agreed when they
made a landing to slip nwny with Tiui
I mid cast her fortunes with liim as a
J Alice won receive 1 under profst by
.; the woman with whom Tim made his
, home. She stionclv advised the chil l
to return to tlr asylum, but Alice beg
ged to be kept and snld she would sell
papers like Tim to pay for her keeping.
So Mrs. Murphy consented. Being a
pretty child. Alice readily gained cus
tomers and soon sold more papers
thnu Tim. But Tim looked after the
finances, and soon the two, betides
paying for their necessities, were lay
ing up money. The accumulative prin
ciple was strong in the boy. and he
was destined to become rich.
One flay while Tim and Alice were
on a union rrequentefl street corner
selling papers a man across the street
beckoned to Alice to come over to him
with a paper. Several other gamins
started to get ahead of her. She be
came reckless in the race, wns knock
ed down by a wagon and lay Insensi
ble. Tim saw her and. throwing down
bis paper?, ran to her, took her tip la
his arms and carrieOber to the aide
walk. Alice was taken home that is, to the
only home she knew. Tbe day ended,
and she did not recover cocsciousueas.
Another day nud another, a week, a
month, went by, aud still she did nol
awaken, for her condition seemed rath
er that of sieep than what is called
comatose. There is recorded a case
of a pcion lying elevtn years Li wir.-h
a condition, and the next longest cate
la that of little Alice, who lay uine
years in constant alumber.
Let us pas over this gap in her life
as she passed it. without taking cog
nizance of it. to the awakening. It
occurred in the morning about 10
i c'clpck- For $ome time previous so
she has said. s'.:e felt a semiconscious
ness, but rather as a dream than 4
renlity. Some one w-r.s moving about
her. opening blinds, arranging things
iu-the room, nibbing furniture with a
cloth. This person, though indistinct,
seemed to be n woman, a maid, though
Alice then did not know this meauinj
of the word. Then for a time all was
The awakening came by degTees.'
Alice remembers tryin; to throw oX
sleep, realizing that she must get u
aud be at her post selling papers. Fi
nally she opened her eyes and was
surprised to find herself, instead of in
the little wooden box she called her
room, in a large, well furnished cham
ber. She could not grasp the situation
or, rither, the connection letween it
and the past. ITer first idea that nat
ural to a child was that a fairy had1
taken her out of her bed and carried
her to another, perhaps in a palace.
What confused her most was a faint
memory of having been in that sumd
chamber before. Sho attempted to sit
up in bed. but found it so difficult that
she desisted. But she managed to turn
on her side and looked straight into
a mirror in the door of a wardrobe.
What did it mean? That reflection
was not her own. It was the reflec
tion of a young womnn. She glanced,
nt her body as it appeared under the
bedclothes and saw that it was not
the body of a child. It extended from
the hendbonrd nearly to the footboard.
Turning again to the imnge In the mir
ror, she looked nt the features. Sh
opened and shut her eyes, moved her
lips, to determine if it were her own
reflection. It certainly was the re
flection of the person lying on the bed.
but that person could not possibly be
herself, the child Alice. She was be
coming frightened at these incongrui
ties when the door opened and a
maid stepped into the room. She look
ed at Alice with surprise depicted on
every feature. Alice looked at her as
one bewildered. The maid turned anil
ran out out of the room.
She was gone only a few moments
when she returned with a woman who
looked for nil the world like Mrs. Mur
phy, though Mrs. Murphy's hair wns
brown and this woman's was a grizzly
gray. Nevertheless she ran to the bed
and folded Alice iu her arms. But.
seeing the bewildered expression on
the girl's face, she said quickly:
"Don't excite yourself. There's been
a great change, but it's all well. Yon
have made ns all harpy by awaken
ing." "Have I been long asleep? What
does It all mean? Who am I? I'm not
a intle girl nuy more."
The woman soothed her and little by
little gave her enough of the story to
make her aware of the fact that long
before she bad been knocked down by
a wagon in tbe street and had remain
ed unconscious for a number of years.
'But what means this other change':'"
nsked Alice. "Where am 1? This
room seems familiar to me. How did
I come here?"
"Tim will tell you about that. You
must remember that Tltn Is not now a
little boy any more than you are a lit
tle girl. He baa grown to be a fine '
young man. But no more at present.
The doctor told ns recently that you
were showing signs of awakening and
said that if you did awake you must
be bandied very carefully':"
"Where Is Tim?"
"He hns been sent for and will be
"Does be still sell papers?"
A smile came and went quickly over
the woman's features ns she replied:
"Oh. no. Tim hasn't sold papers for a
long time. He owns a newspaper him
self. Few men of his age have ever
succeeded as he hns succeeded. But
yon must hear that from hint."
There wns a tap nt the door, and it
was pushed open, and a man who look
ed to be nearly thirty, though he was
but twenty-two, entered the room
with mi expression of intense happi
ness on his face, which, when he saw
the sleeper awakened, broke Into a
joyful smile. -
"Alice"' he exclaimed.
She lay looking at hirn in wonder for
awhile, then asked:
"C an you be Tim?"
"I am Tim."
"Then tell me," she added presently,
"how I came here."
"It is a lung story, and I have been
warned to condense It. Yon remember
the money we had saved liefore you
"It was $37.42."
"It Is now as many thousands. P.ut
I must be brief. I went to the asylum
you left to come with me and learned
there all about you, including your for
mer home. I resolved to buy It for
you and succeeded in doing so only a
few months ago. You are In the homo
where yon were born and lived till
misfortune overtook your family. The
second happiest day in my life was
when I received the deed for it made
out in your name. The happiest day
la this at seeing you awakened."
She found strength to put out her
hand, and as Tim grasped it he knevr
the love thnt had been growlus wjth
la bim for years would be returned.
Sept 26 in American
1777 Triumphal entry of the British
nrmy commauded by Sir vVilllam
Howe into Philadelphia.
lS2i Daniel Boone, pioneer btinter,
founder nud defender of Kentucky,
died: born 173.V
1301 John (i. Nlcoiny. biographer of
Lincoln, died; born IKi'l.
1911-Ueneral C. F. Masterson. former
United States senator and a noted
civil wnr veteran, died at aea; born
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