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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, MAY 23, IOli.
Published dally at ie:4 Second ave
tint. Rock Island. 111. (Entered nt the,
postolT.ee as second-class matter.)
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character political or retgrlous. must
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over fictitious signatures.
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tral Union. Rock Isla.-.d 145, 1145 and
Saturday, May 23. 1914.
You can't head off those British suf
fragets. They are as hard to suppress
as an epidemic of fleas in a sand lot.
Zlatlnsky Is entirely welcome to his
comet. Most of us would prefer to
stake a c'.alm on something nearer our
own little sphere.
It has been pointed out that the
.only administration the colonel ever
really cared much about went out of
power Jist before President Taffs
The instinct which guides automo-
billsts to newly paved streets U as un
erring as that which leads the ant to
the sirup pitcher.
substantiate stories and secure the
exact truth as nearly ns possible.
The public forgets one important
fact. A lawyer or Judge has spent
many years in acquiring knowledge
along the one line of legal procedure
and legal enactments, the physician
and surgeon lias spent as much time
acquiring knowledge of his particular
profession. So it is with the dentist,
the professor, the architect and all
other lines of occupation.
To each his particular profession is
a part of himself and he Is familiar
uid all its details. Rut the reporter
is often criticised because he makes
an unintentional error in "covering a
story" having to do with any line of
business or profession. He is too often
expected to know as much about law
as aa attorney, as much about medi
cine or surgery as a physician, as
much about the erection of buildings
as an expert architect or contractor,
as much about all the other lines of
activity as experts in those lines.
The lawyer, the physician, many
other professional men. iake time and
study in deciding a question. The
newspaper reporter does his work at a
speed that would startle many In
And yet the fact is that many Judges
are reversed in opinions by higher
courts, physicians make mistakes that
generally do not become public,
architects and builders make errors
that result in calamities or financial
loss. That a reporter, who is expect
ed to hare a "working knowledge" of
all these varied professions, makes an
occasional error. Is not to be won
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER
Congressman from the Fourteenth District.
(Special Correspondence of The ArK'.is.)
Washington. 1). C. May 21. The fre
quently repeated charge that Presi
dent Wood row Wilson has been using
the patronage club
to . coerce demo-
cratic members or
gar. saying that no individual sena
tor has a right to blockade a great
party program, and once more Senator
Ransdell said that he would not vio
late his word or betray the Interests
of his constituents.
"Then the president stood up. There
Commenting upon the report that
Mexicans cannot read, the Minneapo
lis Journal says it must bo the car
toons they are so mad about.
rJ A New York paper is discussing the
Vk question as to whether t'.ie women read
tyj the newspapers. Anyone who ever
S0 nrHntail a vt m i i' n nramA wrrno- 1J Pi 1 m -
petent to settle that controversy.
Rock Island has entertained many
conventions, but it never bade fare
well to any of the delegates with great
er regret than it will to thone of the
Royal Neighbors. They have attended
to the business In hand with a greater
degree of faithfulness, probably, than
those making up any plmilar bod?
which has ever met here. They have
net wasted their substance in riotous
living; they have kept regular hours,
and as a result they have been able to
remain sane, sensible, t elf-po;!3sed
yes, and sweet through the entire
week. We can only hope that they
think as well of Rock Island as Hock
Island thinks of them.
FATHERS IN TIIE MAKING.
A man uevtr marries the woman he
Jokes about, and never jokes about
the woman he marries. If women fol
lowed the same rule, marriage would
be the gainer. And if wives worried
less about the unborn and used more
reacoa about the children that are
. l.-orn. a single generation would revo
The boys or today are fathers in
J e. making. The kind of fathers they
tuvn out to be, will depend entirely
un the in Silences that form their
cfuactc-rj as children. Let us see
those infliwuces are. Remember,
hat e are go tig to discuss average,
everyd, ' cases, and not abnormal or
unusual boys or extraordinary fam
ilies. Y )u cannot mako a good arrow
out of A pig's tail, and I shall not
waste tin. e on freaks or exceptions,
k which a.Vrr.all.,.iiIy prove the gen
.'I have sttfdltbe man's faith in wom
an is stronier than woman's faith in
man. Do net forget that truth. Put.
even when fj-h flies oirt of the win
dow, love may '.remain, says John Hor
ace Lockwood in the Mother's Mag
azine. Keep till? distinction between
lovo and faith clearly before you, be
cause the foundation of the home, and
the basis upon wiaich child character
U built, is faith.
First, there is tje faith of the hus
band and wife, eacu In the other.
Second, there is the faith of the
-h!!d in themotber.
Third, the .faith of- the child in the
' Fourth, the) faith off parents In the
- Fifth, the faith of th child in the
tree principles of life, and Its own
dnUes and rights as a human being.
These five elementary Influences de
termine the character, and. in the ab
senoe of any other force greater, usual
ly remain the moving Impulses of the
Individual all through life.
ACCURACY OF THE PRESS.
In a, recent address before the Press
club at'Des Moines, Judge Smith Mo
Phereon declared that the average
Judge !s as much to blame &s is the
" reporter. If the latter "story" of
court procedure Is inaccurate. It Is as
much the duty of the Judge to see that
misinformation concerning the court
doaa cot get into the newspaper as it
Is the duty of the reporter or editor,
said Judge McPhereon, I
;otwitbstandiB the opinion of some I
people, a often expressed, newspaper!
reporters and editors care a great
deal for the atrict accuracy cf tlieJr
printed Stories. So-called "yellow"
papers may not hesitate to dcllber-
OYSTERS AND TYPHOID
There are seasons of the year when
the instances of infection with the or
ganism of typhoid fever can be traced
to their source. The greater outbreaks
are usually due to infected water, milk
or other foods, while the smaller
rroups and isolated cases can best be
explained by contact infection. The
carrier has been shown to be the "ink
between hitherto unconnected cases.
For many years no form of air infec
tion (except dust) has been said to be
a cause of typhoid, and the reports of
outbreaks of dust-borne typhoid fever
In the Spanish and Boer wars and in i
India are based on the flimsiest evi- j
We have not forgotten the ubiqul-!
tous house-fly as a frequent enrrier of
disease, says the Journal of the Amer
ican Medical Association. In many
of our states, however, insects of this
type are excluded as effective agents
of infection because of the climate di;r
ing the colder months of the year, s?
that we cannot fall back on the conve
nient hypothesig of "transmission by
flies." Ever since Conn's report indi
cating the occurrence of cases of ty
ohoid fever In epidemic form as the re
sult of the use of oysters contaminated
with sewage, there has been a growing
tendency to attribute the origin of
much of the winter typhoid fever in
certain districts to sewage-polluted
It is time to ascertain whether this
attitude toward the oyster Is Justified
by the facts. Oysters are a highly-
prized artlc:e of diet wherever they are
obtainable. Despite the increasing en
forcement of rigid regulations concern
ing the vending of oysters that are freo
from pollution according to the stand
ards of such representative bodies as
the bureau or chemistry of the United
States department of agriculture and
the Rhode Island shell-lish commission,
the prejudice against this food product
has, justly or unjusly. Increased in
many quarters. To consider only the
aKeged responsibility of the oy6ter in
the causation of winter typaold, we
may ask what its habits are at this
season. Gorham has shown that dur
ing cold weather oysters rest or hiber
nate; movement ceases and feeding
does not occur, and the oysters become
practically free from sewage organ
isms, even when lying on sewage-polluted
As such facts seem to throw some
doubt on the wisdom of attributing
winter typhoid to the oyster. Joseph
has made a bacterlologic stu-dy of the
oy3ers sold in Baltimore. The aim of
this investigation, conducted in the
laboratory of hygienic and bacteriol
ogy at the Johns Hopkins university,
was to ascertain whether the oysters
sold in one of the most prominent
mcrkets for these products in the
I'nited States contain typhoid organ
Isms derived from the intestinal tract,
and whether their content varies with
the seasons of the year.
The bacterial findings indicate that
the oysters sold In Baltimore are In
general free from sewage contamina
tion. Those few lots which would
be condemed by the most rigid stan
dards were obtained at times of the
year when the weather was qult9 warm
fact of no little significance in view
of the tendency to prolong the oyster
eating aeason beyond the limits of
the colder months. One of t'ae most
striking points brought out was the
distinct change In the character of the
oysters, according to the time of the
year. In the early fall the scores
were high, in the cold weather of
midwinter low, and again high In the
spring. On no occasion were the bac
teria which cause typhoid found.
The collapse fol
lowed a sensation
al newspaper arti
cle by Jas. Creel
man in which he
alleged the "proof
Wilson has direct
ly threatened re
calcitrant m e m
bers with the loss
of their political
Mr. Creelman is
a bullmoose. Many
of the bull moose
leaders, being patriotic rather than
partlzan. although disagreeing with
portions of the democratic legislative
policy, have been generous in their
praise of the Wilson administration.
But Mr. Creelman feels that there
is no sense in being connected with
an opposition party unless you do
some opposing. Consequently he
came down from New York and went
over the administration record with a
magnifying glass to find something to
He found It. Somebody whispered
in his ear that during the tariff de
bate the president tried to threaten
Senator Ransdell, of Louisiana, to
make him support the bill, which
provided for free sugar, a proposition
to which Senator Randell is unal
terably opposed. The incident came
from Mr. Creelman's typewriter in the
following lurid sentences:
"In the end Mr. Wilson again asked
Senator Ransdell to vote for free su-
porting me presi- . . . d ,
" 'Very well, senator." ho said, 'then
you and I must, as it were, "go to the
mat"; but I want to let you know that
if we are to ficht it out I shall use
every weapon at my command.' "
Just as graphic as if Creelman had
stood by, notebook in hand, and had
taken down the conversation.
Unfortunately for Mr. Creelman,
however, the incident never happened.
Senator Ransdell fouslit the tariff bill
bitterly. He has no reason save that
of honesty and fair play to shield the
administration from any criticism that
might attend the tariff legislation. Put
when Senator Ransdell read the Creel
man article, which was printed In
John R. McLean's Washington Post,
he stood up in the Senate and repudi
ated the entire article as a fake. He
said in conclusion:
"Since Mr. Wilson's inauguration
there have been vacancies in four pres
idental offices in Louisiana which are
regarded as senatorial patronage two
district attorneys, a United States mar
shal, and a collector of internal reve
nue all four of which have been filled
by the advice and to the entire satis
faction of Senator Thornton and
"The highest salaried of these posi
tions internal revenue collector was
given to my very intimate friend, John
Fauntleroy, about two months ago at
my special request. Moreover, the six
officials appointed by the Treasury
Department under the income tax ser-1
vice in Louisiana were selected on the
suggestion of Senator Thornton and
myself, and neither has any complaint
on tne score of patronage."
"They are fools." ha
When life's little
Do not weep be
cause you stum
ble; If you chance to
Swearing will not
stop the aching
Or repay you for
Even when y o n r
heart Is break
ing Try, somehow, to
hide your woe.
"Thty are fools who
think that sigh
ing Ever caused a
wound to heal;
Brave men. even when they're dying.
Smile d' Bplte the pain they feel;
He thet wenrs a frown or worries
Over troubles that are past
Only spitFS himself and hurries
Where his grave shall close at last.
"They are fools who keep forsettlnr
All the blessings they have had.
And sit down In corners letting
Small misfortunes make them sad
Thin the waiter dropped some butter
And a fish plate on h!s head;
It would be a shame to utter
Any of the thinjrs he said.
3' : l-
The Daily Story
Saved From Siberia, By F. A. Mitchel.
Copyrighted, 114, by Associated Literary Bureau.
Lea Ting my comfortable home b
bind me, my dear father and mother,
my brothers and sisters, I set out for
St Petersburg, the headquarters of the
revolution, where I became Identified
with the revolutionary party and did
such work ns was assigned me. In
time my clothing r:as worn thread
bare; I became thin and pale from
want of proper nourishment and from
the condition of a noble was reduced
to that of a serf.
' One day I was Informed that 1
young girl who wss a prominent work
er for the revolution bad been caught
in a bouse where bombs were found
by the police and had been arrested
find thrown int prison. I attended a
secret meeting of persons devoted to
the cnuse, convened to take measures
to free her. Five hundred rubles were
but a Bbort time when we were mar
ried. Therefore, if I should csll the
attention of the authorities to her case
she would be remembered, and the
plan of losing her Identity might fall.
I did not on this account dare take
such a course nt least, not without
waiting. That there was no other bud
already been demonstrated. The jnH
er bad said that be could not contrive
to permit the prisoner to escape. ' But
that was because the money approprj.
cted for the purpose was no more than
enough for himself. Mlht ha not if
supplied with sufficient funds to bribe
others in the chain of government of
ficials concerned in the matter, be able
to accomplish the desired result?
I went to him and asked him this
question. He replied that it was po
sible, but the amount required for the
purpose would be considerable. Wbn
I asked him bow much he said that tn
a ad. cos-
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-l K..:iw, l,e lollor nnrl oni of WOU:l H.ive lu IUIKU,IC
our number was appointed to Inter- j MerlnS my shabby appenrance aa3
AN EX-GOVERNOR'S VIEWS
OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
The American Magazine has been
offering prizes for the best letters on
capital punishment and the prize-win
ning contributions are published In the
June issue. The first prize was won
by J. Frank Hanly, ex-governor of In
diana. A portion of his letter is repro
duced as follows:
"I have read and thought much upon
the subject cf capital punishment. Six
times in my life I have faced the re
sponsibility of its infliction, holdyg
within my cis will neian, r.-f-'r."-n-ing
it, with power to suspend it or to
let it be imposed the power of life and
death over Its Intended victim. My
convictions concerning It aro deep
rooted and firmly established. I am
opposed to it in any form. Every fiber;
of my being, physical, mental and
moral, revolts at it. Four times out of
the six I set aside the penalty and com
muted the sentence to life imprison
ment. Twice I let the thing be done.
i was at tne time governor or a
great commonwealth. The law pro
vided for the death penalty. I had
sworn to enforce the law. The power
of clemency was mine, an attribute of
the great office I held, a high and
solemn power. But it was not mine to
use at will or to arbitrarily exercise,
or, indeed, to exercise at all, except for
grave and public reasons. I had no
right to suspend a law duly and
solemnly enacted, simply because my
own personal conviction did not ac
cord with its mandate. My duty seem
ed to me to be aptly defined by Justice
Samuel F. Miller, of the United States
supreme court, in sentencing a pris
oner found guilty of murder, in a case j
over which he presided while on the
" 'The penalty which the law attach
es to your offense is one which my
private judgment does not approve;
for I do not believe that capital pun
ishment is the best means to enforce
the observance of the law, or that, in
the present state of society, it i3 neces
sary for its protection. But I have no
wore right, for that reason, to refuse to
; the la- iia ou have to .ei,
"In the four cases in which I ex
tended clemency there were palliating
circumstances that seemed to justify
executive mercy. In the other two
there was no fact or circumstance up
on which to base such action, and I
permitted the sentence of the court to
be carried out. But to my dying day
I shall not be able to acquit. or justify
tho law that imposed the awful respon
sibility upon me.
"Tho death penalty is inconsistent
with the highest principles of Amerl
can penal codes or constitutions.
"It is a part of the old penal sys
tern of torture and of bodily mutila
tion, a system founded upon retribu
tion. It belongs to the days of the
Inquisition, the wheel and the rack, the
stake and the fagot; to the hatred and
the furies of a time long gone, fitting
only the iron hand of a Nero, the
metallic soul of a Bismarck. Depend
ing for its authority upon 'what dead
men have written in old books," it has
no place among the just, merciful, and
solemn enactments of a free, enlight
ened and Christian people."
Many a girl has been proposed to
because she happened to be at the
right place just after the young man
had been Jilted.
A man begins to have true great
ness when he can look at cartoons Of
hir -elf and be amused.
Nerve Is a thing that no man wants
when he gets into a dentist's chair.
Some people shun morality as if
they feared they might never ehake
it off If it once fastened upon them.
, In n few day tho messenger called
us together again mid Informed us tbnt
he had offered tho money to the Jailer
if he would contrive ttie gls escape,
but the man had said that it would be
impossible. He had. however, suggest
ed another plan. If one of our own
parly would marry the girl be would
nrrange that the priest who performed
the marriage service should antedate
the marriage certificate so that when
she came up for triul her identity
would be lost. It would be supposed
that a mistake had been made In her
case and the wrong person hud twn
arrested. The jailer agreed to carry j
out this plan for the j(X rubles
large fund. I did not believe that be
would trouble liimsflf in t!;a inntlic.
However. I had u plan by which I
might probably raie I lie amount re
quired, and when I revealed it t-t him
he chair-"d his manner and. I felt con
fident. vould sound tlne who nu:t
Within a wpek ho sent for me ar.-.
fold me rh-lt il. "i I.T Ik .ro;-;;re M:ir;.:i
1 v;;uovt!a's rs"! ;m' it wusiiil lie tifcexs.irT
to 1-ribe live di.IVn'iit ihtsi'!:. i:n-ial-i:l
liimseif; lli:;t "in- if t : was nn
official of iii'.piii'lam-i' air! -i;M niily
be IxitlXbf for "' i :':!( stun. Iji
short. ri ' ;rs would lie reipilrfl
to put the s !!i':;)e t!i:'-:L-.'i I left !-i:a
and iiutnc;i::tf!y MMi'teJ fcr n:y l'.i-
"What's the matter, darling?" asked
"Oh, I'm so unhappy," sobbed the
"Sweetheart, don't you love me?"
"Ye-es, I love you, dearest, but I'm
"What in the world are you morti
fied about? Did I make a blunder of
any kind during the ceremony?"
"No. It was mother. She never
bhed a single tear, and now everybody
will be saying she was happy to get
me off heriands."
Bed Time Tales
By Clara Ingram Judson.
Alas! the Pity of It!
"My husband used to assure me that
he would be my willing slave."
"Why are you complaining? It Is
the general understanding that he Is
"Yes, I know, but he Isn't willing
MOST FOOLISH WOMAN.
"I think I know
the most foolish
woman in the
"Who is she?"
"I shall not men
tion her name, but
she has a husband
who idolizes her
and is thoroughly true to her, and
she is deeply in love with him. She
makes herself miserable, though, be
cause she is afraid that he may some
day cease to have eyes only for her."
Smallpox Patient Cared For.
Aurora, III., May 23. Charles Nor
ton, a smallpox patient who was ma
rooned in a Buriragton passenger car
cn the outskirts of the city, was
brought into town and given refuge in
the house of Mrs. A. Jt. Grader, 509
rearl street, who will care for bim.
llooversyllle. Pa. While trying to
stop tier ii :soana, who was wanting la
Lis sleep, from Jumping out of a sec
ond story window at their home, Mrs.
fctcly exaggerate and color artir les, j C It. Wheeler, wife of a wealthy
but the great majority of the news- f lumber dealer, stumbled through the
papers t?enl much, time aud money to opening and wa fas tan Ur killed.
Queer Ferry Boats A New Plaything
DID you ever read in some his- a doll dress, some flowers, a bag of
torical story about the old- marbles anything that is not too
fashioned ferry boats people heavy for your wire, and send it
need to use for crossing rivers? across to your playmate.
A wire was stretched across the With this way of communicating
river, stretched low so that it hung you can play store, or play you are
only three or four feet above the wa- in foreign countries and send boats
ter. Then the people who wished back and forth. Or you can pretend
to cross got in a quaint old fash- you are regiments in any army and
loned flat boat, or sometimes a raft that you exchange supplies,
was used. Pulling hand over hand
tn the wire, the passengers worked
themselves across the river.
These queer ferries are used in
some parts of the country still
places where there is not enough
travel to pay for bridges.
Then sometimes parcels are sent
cross rivers or up mountains bv
an arrangement of wires and pul
leys. The bundle to be carried is
riung on the wire by means of a
little clamp, then the wire on the
other side of the pulley is pulled
hand over hand toward the sender.
With every foot of wire pulled in,
the bundle advances just so far to
ward its destination.
You can use this idea in making
ready for your summer play if you
Perhaps you have a brother or
sister, or a little friend next door,
and you .all like to hx up a corner
cf the yard for a playhouse.
Fix your playhouses nn opposite
sides of the yard. Collect some
strong wire, twice as long as the In one city apartment building
distance from one playhouse to an- where there is no children's play-
ofher. two small pulleys; and then ground, two boys have rigged up a
call in your father or big brother to wire carrier across the stone court,
help you Sitting in their own windows.
He wnl fasten up a pulley at each they ran contrive to play many in-
pUyhouse, rig up the wire and bind teresting games by means of the ex.
the ends securely. change.
Now you are ready for fun. Try it some time yourself and let
Jlofrk anything you wish to send, rac know how you like iu
Aids to Success.
If she were mine. I know that I could
With her to cheer me I could ba su
preme; for her I should be strong ar.d bold and
For her I'd dare to brave the wildest
If I could have as fair a chance as his
I should achieve success without di
If fate had only placed me where he is
My name would be a household word
I know that I could be successful vet.
That I'd be numbered with the spleadlS
If I could manag-e in some way to Ret
The Health that I possessed at twenty
"I pride myself on the fact." said
the haggard-looking poet, "that I have
never written a line which any father
might not read to his daughter."
"That is," added the philosopher, "if
by any chance he should think it worth
while to do so."
You con use this idea in making ready
for your summer play if you wish.
Used To It.
"Gilson's wifa and her brothers seem
to have a poor opinion of him. They
spend a good deal of their time letting
him know that they regard him with
"Still, he doesn't care. He used to
be a baseball umpire."
A Bad Sign.
"What makes you think this new
wan we have signed will never de
velop into a player who can make god
In a big league?"
"He doesn't appear to be superstV
tlous about anything."
It was decided to accent bis terms.
The marriage '.wing simply a form to j ther's home iii Sit.-oii-u.-k.
save the giri from Siberia, no iuiMr- j So !ia!i:;y . Ms n:y appear:: iter t!ir:t
tance was attached to it. mid almost , when I entered the ate the ilu bar!:
any of us bachelors was willing to be j ' t cu mid I uas unified away (ur
the groom. But it was decided that one of t!ie scrvris. i:;:t I paid n. at-
tci:t;ou either : these ainl. I"
the front :oor. opened it. ar.d there
stood rr.y mother iu the hall. She rec
ocrnized ine and fvll into my arms. I
told her that I h" ' come huiue to ic:ifc
a request of my rather and if he tvimM
grant it I would apree never ncra.'n M
commit any overt act in favor of the
revolution. The boon I asked was tbe
money to free my wife.
My mother used her influence with
my father to Induce him to grant the
request, but he. fearing that 1 was al
ready so far entangled with the law as
to compromise the rest of the family,
would only consent on condition that I
would leave Russia and not return. I
cared to do this only in case I coald
get Marya to go with me. So I re
turned to the capitnl with means for
my temporary necessities given me by
my mother and held a conference
with my wife.
Her health was breaking down un
der her confinement, and it was not
probable that she could ever strike an
other blow for the cause of the revo
lution. Besides, my interest in her be
half had already won her heart Tbis
last act of devotion served to make It
completely mine. She consented to my
plan only too gladly, and I left her
with high hope for her speedy release
and our future happiness in a foreign
Returning to my borne. I completed
the arrangement with my father, re
ceiving 5.000 rnbles fei lieu of my share
in his estate, and returned to St. Pe
tersburg. There I set my friends of
the revolutionary propaganda to work
wife on which to leave Russia. At
tbis work we bad several experienced
hands, and I was not long In securing
the necessary documents. Then when
all had been made ready I went to the
Jailer, showed him the money he asked
to free my wife and gave him half
with a promise of the other half when
Marya should be delivered to me.
How he accomplished his work I
never have leara'ed. but Infer that he
bribed those who were a check upon
hitn to wink at certain irregularities,
and forged papers probably assisted In
the work. Marya was released tt 2
o'clock in the morning, and by arrange
ment I was near the prison with a car
riage. I put ter In without a word
and. havins directed the cabman to
drive to the railway station, got la aft
er her and closed the door.
Then, locked in each other's arms,
we experienced icexpressible dellsht.
We selected America for our destina
tion and in iue time arrived at onr
new home. f. having been well edu
cated, have fnund no difficulty in mat
ing a livlnr. in the United States. ,
though untn I learned to speak the
language I was at a great disadvan
tage. Already, having an excellent
manager Jor a wife, I am beconim?
! The Russian revolution is over, many
THB LOT FEI.Ii TO UK
.we should draw lots for the service,
'and tho lot fell to me.
I weut to the prison, not as a groom
going to his bride, but as one going to
perform a duty of no especial Impor
tance to himself. But my first glance
at Marya Ivanovna, or Marya, the
daughter of Ivan, changed all this.
She was not so very beautiful, but
there was in her face the look of a
martyr a look of perfect innocence.
;She had been told "of our plan by the
Jailer and knew that I had come to
marry her. She seemed to consider It
a great favor on my part and gave mo
'a look of gratitude that went straight
to my heart. We were obliged to wait
some time for the priest, and 1 spent
it chatting with my bride. Singular
ns it may appear, when the priest ar
rived and married us I kissed my wife
with all the fervor of a bridegroom
who had married for love.
In a twinkling there hnd been In roe
a change of motive. I had entered the
prison, as I have said, carelessly to
perform a duty to the cause of the rev
olution. I left it with a burning de
ulre to free my bride and possess her
In peace. The incentive of the amelio
ration of millions of people kept in Ig
norance and poverty had vanished to
give place to a matter of individual
Tet was it selfishness? Pity had
brought love, not for the millions, but
for oue. I grant that the former is a
broader emotion, but love for the indi
vidual Is not less divine.
u..y .u,e. ,c teemeu to me mat i fe nas been taken, ninnT ,re
had stepped back to take a new start , eslIes and vot tt!e was
on a new foundation; that, whereas I acCompIlshed. But thoush the people
had been standing on a vast plain too . ,u,. ,- i,nrP not
large for my diminutive power to cnl- j pt back to the poillt fr0I .noB
..aiC. x iMv Aiuuu on my own iituo tUa cnrt Th have made tb?tr
first d:uh for liberty, and as trie norm
A French srrnadJcr who wan exas
perated at somo injustice that
been done hlin, by . fle,j lnarsua,
pointed his phIta, nt ,he manhaX nnd
Vl ! lnF.'SW. l'ut " not g
o.T. Mihout moving a muscle tbe
veteran cried. rour as , the ccll9
for keeping yoiar artna in a bad 8Utew
plat The sympathy I had for my
downtrodden brethren hnd become
concentrated upon one poor girl in
I rejoined my comrades for a differ
ent purpose from that with which I
lind left them. Rut I took cnr not i
reveni to them the cbauge that hao
come over me. I continued to da nnv
d-.ity that was assigned me. but all the
while I was thinking of some plan by
which I might hasten tbe relens of
Marya Ivnnovna. There 1st no ha bean
corpus iu Russia, and a prisoner, inno
cent or guilty, may remain for years
in prison without being brought to
trial. The thought of my wife thus
wearing out her life behind bars was
maddening to me. I went to the prls
ou to see her and to talk with ber. but
the sight of her sad. pale face so dis
tressed me that, realiring I needed all
the coolness that was In uie to work
tor ner noeratioii. I did not go again.
i ueu i acrueu aown to plan In her be
pole of the earth was gained after
number of dashes so doubtless will
great- freedom eventually be gained
23 in American
17HI General Washington and W
,Frenrh ally. Count de Kochambeau.
iplanned to attack the British hi
New York city.
lB3-.lames Otis, orator of the patriot
cause In the Revolution, died: bo
The Federal army, with Grant.
crossed North Anna river, tludins
Lee's troops from Spottsylvauls
strongly intrenched ou the soutU
C'tioime nlwnrx the war that seero
tNu huOt Ksi.a.. ...... ... I . -
Marya Ivanovna had been la prison Pithaeora..