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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY, JULY 16, 1912.
THE ARGUS. Published Pally and Weekly at 1M4 Eecond ivenuf, Rock Island. 111. (En tered at the postoffice as second-class matter.) Rack lalaad Mrmhrr of tke AaMcteel Pi BY THE J. W. POTTER CO. TERMS. Dally, 1G crnts per week. Weekly, tl per year In advance. Complaints of delivery service should v, w , . ... . , .iing which should also be notified in every 0 Instance where It Is desired to have paper discontinued, as carriers have no ' authority In the premises. All communications of argumentative I character, political or rellgrlous. must : tt have real nam attached far pubic- , tion. No suet articles will be printed over nctuious signatures. Telephones In all departments: Cen tral Union. vXest 145. 1145 and 1145; Union Electric, 1141. Tuesday, July 10, 1912. "The senate Is mad up r many types." says a niagaxine writer. Cor- j However, Collier's and Harper's are i rect; but chiefly minion and bourgeois, j at ouU 0ne lg certain that William ' - ! J. Bryan is a roan of unselfish motives King George wore a white "billy- !an noble impulses. The other is as-i cock" hat at Henley. And his loyal i Bured now more than ever before that and sympathetic subjects sang: "God ne is the consummate demagogue. ! Save the Kin." j Here Is Harper's reference to Mr. Bry- j l rs j an after his Baltimore activities: Taft 1s at Beverly, Wilson at Sea-1 "in the case of Mr. Bryan we see girt and Roosevelt at Oyster Bay. Why ! again, what Mr. Roosevelt has made can't congress take the hint and give so apparent, the defect in our institu tes country a rest. tions for provision for marathon politl j . clans of inconvenient size. We have Em lie Fischer, a Swiss socialist, j bad enough both of Mr. Bryan and Mr. has inherited 11.300,000. Now his i Roosevelt as aspirants for the presi brethren will have the opportunity to ' dency. We don't want electors for aee wealth divided as It ought to be. . either of them on the presidential bal- : j lots ever again. But there they are. Governor Woodro Wilson will be each with a presidential advertisement notified August 7 of his nomination for of great price, and each with that mar the presidency, but it would be Just like j athon disposition that always sees the some New Jersey busy-body to tell ! tape or private life still leagues ahead, blm beforehand and spoil the surprise. 1 and means to keep going as long as - . I there is a puff of wind left in his body. The Cuban revolution has blown up. ; To these perennial statesmen public So lias the Mexican revolution. But j Questions easily become a means to a neither one made as much noise as the personal end." busting of half a dozen presidential ; From this picture we turn 'o the fol booms. lowing from the enthusiastic Collier's: . . . "The service done by Mr. Bryan to A young woman in New York, who ! his party and the country will not be has a fortune of J10, 000.000, is about j forgotten. Nobody has in recent years to .marry an American. Some of those j illustrated more wonderfully the truth New Tork girls will do anything to at-1 that the United Stutes is a country in tract a little attention. t'ncle Joe Cannon Is keeping mighty till these days. He injected a re mark the other day In the midst of a hot political discussion that will be useful in the future in giving him the public "ear." He declared he was in favor of "a law making $5,000 thf minimum salary for reporters." j WlUSam F. McCombs. Woodrow Wil - .. , man without much experience in poli tic, but as WilHou s campaign is not j to be a political campaign and is to ! be managed on honest, stralghtfor- ward, legitimate lines, there Is no rea son why a young and intelligent man who is energetic and honest, should not give it all the management that is neceskary. The people of the L'nlted States will have more confidence in the campaign than they would have if it were managed by scheming politi cians. Colonel Harvey of Harper's Weekly, who waa the victim of the celebrated throw-down by Woodrow Wilson, has not permitted disappointment to pois on his lionetty. He frunkly admits that Wilson is going to be elected. Colonel Waitcraon of the Jjouis- ville Courier-Journal, has not gone so far as to stake reputation on the outcome, has reduced the Taft vote Kentucky by one by reason yet his but in of the declaration that as choice Ix-iween the republican nominees a"d the devil, be is with the brimstone trust. ROMAN KOAI liMI.DKHS. In Kuglaud there is a move on foot to reclaim the old Human roads that lead out of Indon to the surrounding I cities and connecting - the outlying I places. Many countries of the old j world were fortunate, if it may be viewed that way. in having been con quered by the Komans who were grea1 road builders aiul whose roads are now being used in many countries of me oia woni z.uuu yrar arter they were constructed. In looking over the roads of Illinois one is convinced that the Romans never ot iuto this part of the coun- try. If they had. some of the roads would have been better than they are today. It is a fact that are more than 2."'i'i years behind the Romans in the building of roads, and we still call ourselves an enterprising and progressive people. We ill have to get up and go some in this country to get wi'hin a hundred years of where Ihe Komans were 2.0,0 ears ago in the matter of road bui.din,. THE ISSIK IX THIS CAMPAIGN YKAK. The best country on earth can never ! be a rea'.ly good piace for anyone to liv e in, until It 1 a good Dlace for veryone to live in. This thought eneny exprrsse the moving spirit of I9i: no other nation ever Favored was favored, a veritable land of milk nd honey, yet. for the great masses. ih- I'nited States has been sinking " n e 41 lne Old world. It is true that then? are millionaires nd multi millionaires galore, but, for the vast proportion of oi:r people, the cost cf bare living Ji u become a posi - ti burden. Campaign orators may boast of the higher wages that prevail, but the big : fact remains that high wages availeth not of the drain on those wages for household necessities is such that at : the end of the week the exchequer is j exhausted. j Never in history did a dollar buy so ; little as now it buys. And this, too, s I in face of the fact that we nave land j 'enough to bountifully supply a popu-j lation five times as .great nay, 20 j 1 times as great as that which we i now have. ; j Confronted by such a condition, with j i household commodities still mount- higher and higher, it will be scant . , I wonaer if me p opie concern iupiu- ! selves le?s with the theory and more ! with the condition less with the cause - and more with the effect. This is not the doctrine of socialism. U a condition ar.d not a theory Republican policies have given us our pregent conditions and republican policies needs must be held responsl- V, 1 , . J V. . V. Tl . 1 r w J rn.. ... I uir, auu uutu awDc il aim iaii im held at the wheel while prices were ; soaring. What is the answer? It is , Bon- " TWO OPINIONS OK BRYAX There is a conflict of authority. It is j true that the opinions of people differ widely on the motives of William J ' D T,.u, . , ,v right for the people' to hope that the , ,ft,r.rfH. wm r ' authorities would agree. which men often grow surprisingly af ter they have reached middle life. Mr. Bryan at Baltimore had all the honesty, courage and sympathy which have 1 made htm leader of the democratic llb- jeral masses, and he had a maturity, a ; strength, a logic, a control, which ' niarked him a more formidable and a more complete figure than he has been i before in any of his campaigns. We Hiked the 'boy orator' of 1896. We ad- 1 m.lre,a"'1 tru6t the flShtinS statesman of 1912." Whm th niltlinHMoa nrn an ' iu- i mot ti,r- i. n - " V "bB, "'" reason be that the ordinary mortal ; ROCS B8lray LABOR LEADER VISITS AMERICA Joseph Haveiock Wilson. New York, July 16. Joseph Have - lock Wilson, otherwise known as the "Grand Old Man of the British Ibor Movement," has been touring America. Wilson is a most interesting charac- . ter and he deserves the title that has i been given him. . Away back in liS6 he organized the '. 1 National Seamen and Firemen's union ' of Grat Britain. Four years later SO.noo members were enrolled in the organisation. But. although the union j went forward in membership by leaps . j and bounds, it was compelled to fight 1 for everything it got until 1S11. That aa the year of the great seamen s strike, when CO English ports were tied up. It waa a bitter struggle, but thanks to the gfneralship of Wilson the seamen finally won, and secured a substantial increase in wages. Today his organization, of which he is the president, has a membership of 150,000 imrn. Wilson, while a member of the L,ib - eral party In parliament, is also an 1 onnnrtuniHt ant h.livc in cinnni-ling, anything and everything that will tend I to alleviate the iuff. rings of humanity and bring about more desirable condi- ; tion for th mrt in i He is most democratic in his idea. ! and much preferb to mingle with the men of h'. craft than to att. nd to , the routine Office duties. He be!iv J that labor lealers terra which he , very much dislikes should alwavs bo in close touch with the rank and file. ; that they may not forget the hard- shin, with which they have to con- i tend, and that they may know tow V J HE OVGIIT PEACE A?XD QUIET, BIT could understand what ; to bovs see in green apples," remarked ; ... . . . ... I ! the woman who moved out to a subur- ban home in search of peace and quiet 1 " e have a few apple trees on our : grounds, and on them are a few , lVry fw. nard green apples. They i are tensely bitter and one bite would; cur a ordinary adult of a wish for more. i But those apple trees are proving the bane of my life. Every boy in j the community has them spotted, and my time is taken up chasing them. ! Why, I don't ever dare go down town ; to do some necessary shopping, be-! cause if I do the whole swarm of : youngsters will Te over here and there ' wouldn't be an apple left by the time j I got back home. "When we bought this place the apple trees were one of the induce- j - t urn - . COMMENT FROM THE CAPITAL BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER. (Special Correspondence of The Argus.) Washington, July 14. The value of the famous "dissolution" decree of the United States supreme court to the , Standard Oil com- f " ' I Last year the Standard Oil company for the profit fls-. of New JerB6y( ag tne controlling cor- U7 8 ! Pration -nd tQo on'y one wn,CQ dis solved companies ; trlbuted t0 indiViduai stockholders the for the first six ... o. j.. k...,i months of thelpajd dlvldends t0 the amoUnt of present year, end- j $3935,330. For 1906, the last year C n " , I for wnlch the o!d Standard Oil com- Durlng the sev-. pany puDllshed any Btatements, the en years prior to ! tQ(al proflts were $s3122,251, so that, the dissolution suit j over the 40 cent dlvldend there the Standard Oil a Burplua of $43j786i931. company or New 1 . 1 , , . I SOME OF MOST PHOSPEHOI S. J 1 ..1 1: J JaiKA IU HO stockholders divl- dends aggregating i 40 per cent Tor ! each year. The fig ures for the first ' half year period ; under the new i CLYDE a TAVEKNER u j by the supreme court decision show , .... - - . t that t1 OI P?r. ent , paid. This is equal to 43.56 per cent ; for the -hole year and prove9 that : the dividends on the trust s vast cap-1 J italization were increased 8.56 per cent , Dy tne action 01 wie Biivim" i vrM)Uti) on. diviiiknds. IB. Cortelyou. Mr. Cortelyou testified The cash dividends made by Stan- j recently that the Standard Oil com dard Oil companies for the first six ! pany was one of the largest contri months of the present year aggregate i butors to the republican fund of $22,CU,G2S. Besides these caah divi-J $2,000,000 that was raised to elect dends there was a distribution of what I Mr. Roosevelt president. United in Chicago Inter Ocean. Judge Dunne, the democratic nom inee for governor, will come nearer receiving the solid support of all wings of his party this fall than has been the case in Illinois since 1S'j2, when John P. Altgeld was elected governor. Both the Sullivan and the anti Sullivan wings will make an honest fight lor Woodrow Wilson and Judge Dunne, with slight drawbacks here and there that will not materially affect the democratic campaign. . and when ' pathy. to extend aid and sym- Wilson has bren president cf the British Seamen's union practically ever since its inception, and by his excel- lent Judgment and strict adherence to the fundamental principle8 of the brotherhood of man, has done much to ngnten tne nuraer.s or tne seamen, thereby earning his title of the "Grand Old Man of the British Labor Movement" GOLD RUSH IS STARTED Enormously Rich Placer Deposits Found in Aniak District, Alaska. Tacoma. July !o An Iditarod cable! dated Saturday says tremendous ex citement has been aroused by news from Aniak district, Kuskakwim val- ley. Alaska, of the discovery of enor- mously rich placer gold deposits. A stampede has begun. Hundreds of min- : ers and prospectors are Joining the ; rush. J. M. Pickle, who brought the news tn IHifnrnrl Htflarn t shown deposits of pay dirt that more than justifies its name and that like ! indications are being found on nearby !romi, ix-i ,-.,o . i ' Marvel creek have exposed a total , length of 9,100 feet of pay streak avrr-, aging more than 100 feet in width. The nav riirt ia aii tn run from 1 tn S,1 : a square foot, which is richer than I most of the best srrounds in the FaJr- bauks region. The first discoveries were made last ' fall by Harrr Buhro. Ubrw and Fish., i ex. Prospecting proved difficult in mentg that made me decide in favor of It. I always wanted to own a place with some apple trees of my very own. I had visions of going out and picking my own apples and munching as many as I liked, fresh from the tree. I hoped to even store away a bar rel or two of them in the basement this winter. I had visions of apple jelly, which my husband dotes on. But this particular year, when I had hoped for so much, the apple trees have gone in for a rest, and the liuVj fruit they do condescend to grow will be spoiled by those boys. "I'm not the only sufferer, either, Anybody who has fruit trees, or fruiS of any kind, suffers, I hear. Why, one of our neighbors, who has a big place with all kinds of fruit trees, had invest in a shotgun, and the other nisht he scared us out of senses by firing off that gun at some marauders. to tMnk onIv had 10 get away from the clty t0 flnj peace and quiet, but I've about made up my mind that It's more wearisome to live in a place like this, where you have outride property to protect and where there aren't any policemen to help you protect it. "in th city, if anybody enters your house and steals anything, no matter how trivial, he's called a thief and punished accordingly, if you can catch j him. But out here a person can come into your grounds and take your fruits and think he has a perfect right to do it. As one of those boys said to me yesterday when I caught him at our apples: " 'Well, I guess I have a right to take a few!" are known as "stock dividends" by several of the companies, the total net value of these stock dividends being about $24,000,000, making the total profits of the trust for the last 6ix nomhs tb& neat mUe BUtn of i $46,611,628. Some of the most prosperous of the ! Standard Oil subsidiaries, notably the Atlantic Refining company, have not as yet paid any dividends since the dissolution. When these companies declare their dividends the present holders of the old stock of the orig inal KAtr Taco.. f t-ii ft n'ill i . 1 1 1 funher enrlche(j stan,,arfl nil ,,n, was able to get a grip on the country tnat wollld ,t tn , of ,uch hue profits a8 these. wa ' c- essary to settle with the chairman 0f tti9 republican national campaign committee, who. in 1904, was George Illinois j "There is not a rift in the pky any ! where," said Judge Dunne, "There I are no troubled waters in sight this ! time. We will have real harmony in Illinois. I know what I am talking about and I know that all the factions are going to work shoulder to shoulder in Illinois from now until the election day in November. In my mind there is not the slightest doubt of my election. I firmly believe that the democrats will win all along the line in Illinois this time, from the Cook county ticket to the legislature and the state ticket wet, shallow gravels. The real worth of the strike could not be determined until this summer. A. A. Zimmerman and Fred Labelle, I former Fairbanks miners, are report-; ; ed to have struck the richest pay dirt1 j uncovered. They are expected to' jmake big fortunes quickly, as the ground will be easy to handle. j j Aniak is difficult of access. Freight j taken in by the Kuskakwim river must ! ;be trinsported up Aniak in poling; ;at or small gasolene launches. ! I Satisfaction For Him. "Well." baid the millionaire's bril liaDt on' wno ba "thieved success by , bis own efforts, i nave one great sat- : Isfaction." "What is that?" asked bia admiring j friends I "At ieast Done- of you can say that ! yon knew me when I didn't have a j nickel." Detroit Free Press. Friendship. It la a common observation that dif ferences of taste. understanding and dis position are no impediments to friend ship and that the 'closest Intimacies often exist between minds each of which supplies what is wanting tn the other. Lord Macaulay. Trying to Beat the Game. "Every note that prima donna sings costs me at least a dollar." said one musical manager. "Well." replied the other, "get a man to write her a song with only whole notes and rests in it." Washington i Star. Humor and Philosophy 9t OVfCAf ft. JMtTB JUST HAPPEN ALONG. "H'ROM nowhers comes a toplo - For tory. rime or jest. I look at books and pictures. And nothing they suggest. And after vainly searching- And looking everywhere When time has come for writlna 1 grab one from the air. It seems there are no topics But what are stale and flat. Each one used three times over And maybe more than that. The list has been exhausted They were at best too few And now the writing person Can think of nothing new. The census and the ladies. The cowboys in the west. The one who meets temptation And bravely stands the test. The man of little breeding Who loves a lady fair All these have been exhausted. And so I try the air. And were we not surrounded As by a silent rea With topics universal How rotten it would bel Enough to make a fellow Discouraged, dazed and blue To sit down at the writer And try for something new. Curious. "They, bad a quiet wedding." "I wonder how long the married pair will keep that up." "What, the wed ding r "No; the quiet" Good Business Woman. "Bonis talks an awful lot, doesn't be?" "Yes. His wife is thinking of utiliz- I lng him in her work." "Going to seud him out to solicit washing for her?" No; something better than that" "What Is itr "She is goiug to rig a piston con trivance to hi Jaw and attach it to the washing machine." The Common Brandy. "Is he quick in repartee';" "No; he is a long distance humorist.'' "What kind is that?" "He thinks next day of something bright he might have said." Indignant. "Your man never works." "What?" "I say your man never works." "Huh! You'd oughter see him laboi to get out of the way of it." The Modern Maid. "Do you believe iH marriage exactly." "Don't you? What for, then?' "For revenue." for Explained. "Mr. Brown, this is Mr. Jones. "What Jones?" "A son of old man Jones." "Oh, I see; not a son of old man Johnson." Had Followed Them. "Do you believe thu weather predic tions?" "Say, don't I look to be over sixT" Eliminated. I killed a man on Tuesday; It was my busy clay. I killed a man on Tuesday; He wouldn't go away. I guess it must have made him sore. I know he bothered me no more. PERT PARAGRAPHS. The man who raves loudest of the liberties of the people is usually the one who dictates what make of tooth brush his family shall use. But cheer up. The country has sur vived a lot of presidents. The hardest man to forgive is the one wao doe9 us a favor and then remind., or t Never cry over spilt milk, bly would have soured. It proba- Tbe only kind of faith some persons aeein to have an abundance of is faith Id their own ill luck. The ontimist who is alwnvs on the Job gets to be as exasperating as the most persistent ki-ker. If women would agree not to talk politics we might allow them to vote. A fat purse and a full stomach are s pair that can make a dark landscape glow with hues of the rose. The love that many a beautiful girl marries for is the love of luxurious sur roundings. A merry little suiii-enm may be all right, but it makes small headway against a batfnliou of f lniiKlerrloiids A Man of Nerve. I caned to see you last evening. Fte Yes? He Yes; the servant told me yoo were not In. She Yes; I wae j so sorry to have missed you. He I ! thought you must be. I beard you laughing upstairs in such grief strick- , en tones that I almost wept myself i out of sympathy. Ttie Argus The Water Fay By F. A. Mitchell. Copyrighted. 1312. by Associated Literary Bureau. A tourist viewing the ruined castles 1 on the Rhine bank from the boat that plies up and down that historic stream. Just above Wiesbaden, will see a bro ken pile of stones which mark the for-! nier home of Baron Korner. The bar-1 on's wife was in her youth considered j the most beautiful woman in all Ger-1 many. Indeed, so beautiful was she ; that persons came from a distance to . have a look tot her. As was to have been expected, the may necauie so vain ai uer oeauiy. j Instead of being a source of comfort to her husband, was a matter of regret. tie never complimented his wife on her beauty; consequently he cared lit j tie for him, devoting herself to admir- ers who went into raptures over it. The baron naturally became very j titter on the subject of woman's beau- j ty. and when the baroness presented I him with a daughter, UlkJegarae, since beauty is hereditary and the child would likely be a beautiful woman, be gave order that no one should even tell Bildegarde that she was beautiful. He also destroyed all the mirrors in the castle and disposed of the Jewelry and other woman's adornments that tend ed to cultivate vanity. Then he gave orders that no one 6hould bring any of these things Into his home on pain of being thrown into the donjon under the castle. The baroness died when IllidVgarde was but a few years old and long be fore the child could be conscious of her appearance. She grew up as beau tiful as her mother and. never having seen her face, was unconscious of her attractive appearance. But she lived rather a lonely life, for her father ad mitted few visitors to the castle, and no one was supposed to enter without making a pledge not to give evidence of having noticed Hildegarde's beauty, nor was the girl ever permitted to leave the castle. Baron Korner a he grew older and his daughter' splendid beauty grew more transcendent formed a plan when Hildegarde came to a marriage able age of marrying her to a husband who should keep up his policy with regard to her. Having no son, he se lected a younger son of a neighboring baron to wed her and take his place at his death as lord of the domain. Carl Von Ehrensteln was the chosen man, but not before he had sworn a solemn oath to surround his wife with the same barriers to which she had been accustomed. Soon after the celebration of the nup. tials the baron was killed by a fall from his horse while hunting, and Carl Ebrenstein became the lord of the cas tle. He deeply loved bis wife and was very proud of her beauty, but he had been thoroughly informed by the late baron of all he had suffered on account of her mother's vanity and was intent to prevent it in Hildegnrde. But she wns now twenty years old. and it was not so easy for her husband to keep her shut up In the caxtle as it had been for her father to imprison a child. No sooner had there come an end to the late barou's obsequies than Hilde gnrde began to evince a desire to see the world. Now, nildegarde's nurse when her young mistress emerged from child hood became her maid, and the young baron consulted with her as to taking his wife outside the castle and still keeping around her the safeguards to which she had been accustomed. The maid. Gretchen, thought that the bar oness could be taken on a tour without seeing a reflection of her person. Mir rors were not so common in those days as now, and Gretchen promised to watch for them and guard against her mistress being brought face to face with one. So the buron yielded to his wife's persuasions and set out wilh her, attended by her maid to show her the world. The young husband was in terror from the first. Every person who passed them started on seeing Hilde garde and looked at her rapturously. "Why do the.se persons stare at me thus?" she asked "It is because, never having been out into the world, which is filled with wickedness," replied her husband, "your features show that the Innocence to which you were bom is still in you." Hildegarde was pleased with this, but not satisfied. They were at the time passing through different scenes from those to which her vision had been limited, and she was delighted with them. "Shall I become wicked now that I ! have left the castle?" she asked. "Not if you remain with me and Gretchen and do not mingle with the throng." Hildegarde meditated for some time over this and at last paid: "I don't care to le perfect. I think I shall risk being corrupted by min- gllug with a 'ew peronn." I The young baron had nrranged to take his wife for their first stop to the home of Heinrlch Beinheart. a friend of his living near Worms. He had con fided to ibis person the plan on which bis wife had been brought tip anil had secured the promise of the removal of all mirrors from the premises and that all persons there should refrain from appearing to notice the beauti- j ful guest A few hen after their arrival at their stopping place, which waa situ ated in the center of beautiful grounds, Hlldegsarde slipped away from her guardians and went out to walk by herself. On the peak where she bad been born there was no water except the Rhine Sowing far below. In lieln heart's place there was a very beauti ful sheet of water. As soon as Hilde garde saw it she ran toward t. clap ping her hand with delight. There was no breeze, and the surface wis perfectly placid. The young wife was j enraptured with the smoothness of it. surrounded as it was with verdure, which on the opposite side was reflect ed In it. She wondered if the brinl: j on whi' h she stood waa thus reflected. Looking down into it, she saw. the Daily Story ome SKy Were and white clouds sail- ing slowly along. Bending, she saw b,er reflection gazing at her. Instantly a look of admiration came upon the reflected features. "Who are you down there, a water fay? Whoever you are, you are very beautiful." No answer came, but nildegarde no- tlced tnat tne Up8 ot tne image moved while she herself was talking. "You must be an immortal else von ould j.lve me reply StranK that you should live down there In the water. I have heard of mermaids, but there is nothing of the fish in your composition. You must be a human being, who Instead of breathing air breathes water; but, though you can see me, you can't communicate with me. Therefore you most be a human being who has grown to my age and died. Oh, dear! I wonder what you are!" She ran back to the house and ealled to her husband: "Oh. Carl! Do come and see the beautiful girl living In the under world." The baron knit his brows. He fear ed that the secret was out that she had seen her image. He went with her to the pond, she chattering on the way about the vision of lovelinesa she had seen and wondering if It would be there when she returned. Carl mean while feeling confident that she had seen herself was trying to Invent a story that would satisfy her. When they reached the pond she ran ahead of him and bent over it "There she is!" she exclaimed Joy fully. "Come and see her." But Carl hung back. "I know whom yon are looking at," he said, "a water fairy. Come away. She will contam inate you." "No, no! She Is as good at she is beautiful. I can see purity In every feature." Should Carl lean over the water to see the fairy his own face would be reflected there, and his wife would recognize it at once. This would lead her to understand that the other re flection was her own. "No, no. sweetheart," he said. "Should I look at her she might en thrall me. Not for the world would I risk being drawn away from you." "Would she?" exclaimed the girl In a tone that betrayed both fright and disappointment. "Then it would be your fault She would never tempt you." "Come away. This Is the Lorelei, who has come from the banks of the Rhino. You know how she lures boat men to their death. She would draw me down into the water, and I could never return to you." Hildegnrde, fearful that her husband might be right, knit her brows and saw her image do the same. "Ah," she said, "I see that yon are evil, after all. You have lured me here that you may take my husband from me, and now that you see he in not to be tempted you frown. Good bv. You are beautiful, but you are evil." With this Khe rejoined Carl and, put ting her arm through his, returned with him to the house. When again they set out on their Journey Carl persuaded his wife that they must not go near any more wa ter, for the fairy would be In any wa ter they approached and he might see her before he could withdraw. And once seeing her he feared the worst. Hildegnrde was quite sure the girl she bad seen was the Lorelei of whom she had heard so much and wns ready to avoid the waters In which she lived. And so fearful was she of losing her husband that she proposed they go back to the castle, where there was no danger. This pleased the young husband, who wns In constant terror lest the admir ing glances of the persons they met would letray the secret of his wife's beauty. So they returned to their home. ' where there were no mirrors, no sheets ! of water and where every one whs trained to refrain from showing ad miration for th? beautiful baroness. Presently a little son came to take up her attention, and she dil not again feel any desire to see the world, or. rather, she feared to leave the CH.stle with her husband for fear the water fay would get hi in. This worked in two ways the bar oness not only remained at home, but would not iiermit her husband to go even down to Hie Ithine. This kept him with his wife ant his family and his retainers. When the physical beau ty of his wife faded it left an expres sion of purity, of unconscious beauty of soul. Persons who had formerly come to see her as a marvel of bodily jierfeetlon now came to view a saint. It was not till this time that the j baroness discovered that she had been so hedged si-out that she did not know J that she was the fairy she had seen i In the water and that It whs she who I had already enthratled her husband. J But by this time sh and he and their i children had become welded together j In one loving family, and her past ; loauty was not a matter of regret to I her. i July 16 in American History. 1S.VJ Margaret Fuller Osslll. advanced thinker and author, drowned In a shipwreck off l ire island: born 1S10. 1S61-B1U authorizing President Lin coln to accept .VKMiOO civil war vol-utiteer.- was j assed. 13S2-Mory Todd Lincoln, widow of tb? martyred president, died; born m.-. 1807 General Joseph Conrad, a noted veteran of the Army of the Cum berland, died; born 1C0. All the news all the time : be Angus 0