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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY. MAY 1R, 1013. THE ARGUS.- PublUh4 daily at 124 Seeonfl ve nue. Rjck Ir.lanl lit, (Entered at the lKtoGr ta ceror.6-clats matter.) Rek tatacl Member f the Aaaelate4 Pi BY THE J. W. POTTER CO. TERMS Tea cer.ta per weeK, by ear r!er. la Rock Islam. Corap!atnta of delivery service ahoultf te trade to the circulation dcpartaient. which ctovld also be notified In every ir.ttancf where It ! deatred to have paper Cion tin ?, aa carriers have do ) authority la the premise. & All communications of argumentative character, political or religious, i-t htv teal nm ataci.d for public- lien. No jch article ail! be printed g Lr-.t fictitloea aigrftturea. Telephones In ell department-. Cec- tral Union, West 143, 1143 and 1145. Friday, May 16, 191?. Evelyn Thaw Is to resume her stage career. The next chapter will no doubt j be written around Mrs. Thaw's mar- riage. -. . . j The Chicago bandits who tried to i carve their wav to lihertv after heln i refused a new trial tried to take a short cut to freedom. It is asserted that the French have accomplished most with the aeroplan, 1 though Americans Invented it. There i are laurels yet to be won in making 1 it safer. The attitude of the reDublir.an sen- $ ators toward the pending tariff bill, 2 will do more toward establishing pro-! gressive Identity than anything else, right now. The month of xMay is a notable one in Mexican history. So many davs are claimed for celebrations and dedi- cations that washday and payday have practically been abolished. $ Sometimes It seems as If the pow- jf era ought to be suppressed. Their J attempt to intimidate Montenegro is 5 a mighty small performance. "To a? me victors Deiong the spoils,' and! jj the victory of the Balkans after des-1 yeruie uu uioooy connici entities them to the spoils, and they should take them in spite of the powers. CALLINt TIIK BLL'FF. Knowing "better than we know what I wit in the mind of certain big inter-1 ms relationship is more often brok eats, Woodrow Wilson before assum-i en Dy death of the husband than by In th flutle rf nrrniHnt nrnmlaat i death Of the Wife. v " - r ' - . - - v J." gibbet as high as llaman't" for the n men wno snouid start a panic. And .. tha panic machinery wrs not set in motion. Manufacturers who have teen fat tened to opulence anj in&olence by sheltering tariff duties that enriched them to the Impoverishment of con sumers, are said to be secretly plan ning aud openly threatening a general shut down of their works to back up their statentent that they can't live i aKPte lne relative tendency of tue sev unler the "Ueetructi.o" Vil6on-l'nier-; erl classes as regards marriage. To wood tariff. ' Secretary of Commerce Redf.eld, hitr.felf a big manufacturer and one j of thi best informed me a on the tariff f in the netion, pausos in his work long ;: enough to remark: "If any manufac f tuicr attempts, in the interest of the ( republican party, to threaten labor, the bureau of foreign and domestic ' commerce will o into this factory and ascertain the reason v.hy It shut dewn Esplaining his program. Mr. Red - field said: "1 have recommended to Trei-ldent Wilson that he make avail able an appropriation of 1100,'nj'j to cpversuch investigations as aro now proposed, covering the cost of pro duction, the wanes paid, hours em ployed per da. the profits of manu facturers and producers and the com parative cott of( lhing tnd 'he Und of living, what art'.cler. are controlled by trusts cr other combinations of cap ital, and what ette.T the trste ciotber combinn lon f capf'.at. business op erations or labcr have upon production and prices. "This invest'gation. the law pro vides, shall be conducted when request ls made either by the president or congress I have aaked the preatdent to order it now. The appropriation is slready aai!alle and the president's consent I all that is needed to begin the work." This consent has teen granted and any ggrieed protected "infant'' look- Ini? for trouble is Invited to start some-1 thing, with assurance in advance that! what It start the Wilson adir.inistra- tlon will finish. K.NGI.ISll AN AKOHISTS That the working class of Great Britain has cause for more or less discontent rancot be denied, but it ls rather a6tonl.hlng to find a member of parliament preachiag anarchy and advocating the cray theories cf the syndicalists, says the Albany Argus. According to a news cable from Lon don Jostsh Wedgrwood. who repre sents Xevcastle-under-Lyme in the house of commons, addressed a gath ering of avowed anarchists at Hack ney the other night and declared that the first step uecessary to push for ward the movement for "freedom" ln Great Britain was to make the work ing classes as discontented as possible. "The working classes." he said, "are getting tired of the well meant efforts to pad the saddle and are real ising that it may be far better for the donkey to lose the saddle alt jether." Presumably this donkey rep esents his Idea of the worklr.g clashes, and If they take hU speech seriously the comparison la not so inapt. This ma a la sworn to uphold the laws of I .lis country, and yet he deliberately JicUes the working classes to throw i off all authority. Mr. Wedgewood is said to .be a rich man. but be has not practiced what he preaches by divid ing his worldly goods among the toil ers. Most of the rich anarchists and socialists draw the 6ame line between theory and practice. They are fad dists and seek notoriety by posing as friends of the forking classes. Socialism and syndicalism are gain ing ground in England, thanks to the encouragement of auch men as Josiah Wedgewood and the mass of literature favoring those cults that is being put on the market by English publishers. Trouble is bound to come- of this fermenting of discontent unless the responsible leaders of thought in G&eat Britain set about In earnest to com bat it. ILLITERACY IN ILLINOIS. According to latest government sta tistics there are 168,249 illiterates in Illinois, representing 3.7 jer cent of the total population 10 years of age and over as compared with 4.2- per cent in 1900. The percentage of illiter acy is 1.3 among native white, 10.1 among foreign-born whites, and 10.5 among negroes. For all classes combined, the per centage of illiterates is 4.1 in urban communities and 3.2 in rural. For ach c!ass separately, however, except "e frelgn-born whites, the percentage ls hif?her the rural Population than n tlie urDan- For persons from 10 to 20 years of ag6 Inclusive, whose literacy depends uP0n present school facilities and school attendance percentage of illit eracy ls 1.1. In the population 15 years of age and over, 39.3 per cent of the males are single and 30.4 per cent of the females. The percentage married is 53.2 for males and 68.6 for females, and the percentage widowed 4.2 and 10.1, respectively. The percentage of thDKP rerinrtot fia rifvnrnori A fin A 0 respectively, are believed to be to sma1'. because of the probability that many divorced persons class themselves as single or widowed. That the percentage of single is so much smaller for women than for men is due partly to the excess of :"lrt'ln lolal population ana part if vj me mci mat women marry young. 53.2 for mal s and 5S. for females. I from 15 to 19 years of age are married, as compared with 0.6 per cent of the males, and 46.2 per cent of the females from 20 to 21 years of age are mar ried, as compared with 20.3 per cent of the males. In the next KrouD 25 to 34 years, the percentages are 74 4! to 611. while in the group 35 to 44 I the difference Dractieallv di.anne-.rs That there ls a larger proportion of widows than widowers may indicate that men more often remarry than women, but, since husbands are (ren- erall-v oldPr ,han their wives, the mar For the main elements of the popu lation the percentages of married per sons among those 15 years of age and over are as follows: Foreign-born white. 63.D for males and 67.7 for females; native whites of native par- sr..,...,u,,..,c,,raj1 centatce, 48.1 and 51; negroes, 51.7 and 57.7. Theso percentages by no means ln- iP""rmine ui.v. trie comparison should be tr.Bdi .deJ'?'"Periods,"ince.th!pro - i k ,u .'(the coal barons. The concrete result n ned largely by the proportion y-'ho Lall . read in wae report We8t tiave reached the marrying nge. Sim i'arly, the proportion widowed depends ! largely on the proportion past middle life. The percentage married, for ms!p-, and for females, is hieher in ' rural u,an In urban communities, I The tRtal number of dwellings ln ! Illinois is 1,006,84$. end the total num- j ber r families 1,264,717, there -being , 125 6 families to each 100 dwellings. i ne average number or persons per dwelling is 5.6, and the average num ber ter fairiii; 4.5. HEADS DELEGATION TT T TMHTC! MHTTTPPCS 1L.L.1IMU1& MUlHfcKa Mrw. D. Uot y. A prominent figure at the 17th an nual convention of the National Con gress of Mothers, now In session at Hoston, is Mrs. L. D. Doty of Chicago. She is president of the Illinois branch of the congress and ls chairman of the Illinois delegation. Australian Beef Arrivea. San Francisco, Cal., Mav 16. Four i " ' I P " . i . .,v e 1 ; V'- i - hi . f hundred thousand pounds .f froi-n i cr certain furs, once she has learned Australian beef and muttoti landed j of the unspeakab'e horrors that at here today. The meat was sold ln tend their procuring. Ostrich feathers Australia w ith the understan Jin; that ' are1 humanely cbtalned and may be only a nominal profit be made here If the agreement Is violated. Au.--trali. will ship direct and assume the rli',-. eliminating the middleman's profit. An ; immediate fall la prices is exoectij. The Genial Cynic BY CHARLES GRANT MILLER. HONESTY. " k ' An honest man creates no sensation as he passes along the street attending quietly to his business. But the thier in custody a'tracts a crowd. Thi3 is simply because honesty is common and dishonesty uncommon. The whole business structure rests and has always rested on the con viction that men will fulfil! their obligations and deal fairly. This convic tion is the foundation of credit. Ninety-five per cent of the total business transactions of this country are carried on not in cash, but in credit based on this convict.-on, showing how genera! it is and how firm. Confidence, not suspicion, is and must ever be the prevailing tone of the business world. CAPITAL BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER. CONGRESSMAN" FROM THE FOUR TEENTH DISTRICT. (Social Correspondence of The Argus.) Washington, May 14. The senate is having a bard time trying to prevent passage oitne Senator Kern'6 i resolution for an investigation of the West Virginia coal fields. Some of tie senators, who dance when the special in terests pull the strings, are giving a surprising exhi bition of political agility ln their op position to the bill. When the West. Virginia republican legislature broke! the deadlock by I elccMnz Federal H Judce Nathan Goff TAVCMNER .to the U nit edlsuring the Taft ftate department that States senate last winter, the action was acclaimed by ilie standpat press of America as an j example worthy to be followed by other state?. But what does Senator Goff do in his first speech a speech in opposition to Senator Kern's resolution? His speech, a masterpiece of logic and a gem of ihetoric, is every word a legal quibble. It was just the sort "!of speech and the sort, of legal logic na-.that is creating amon the ppople a mighty wrath against courts ani law yers. For years tales of horrors have drifted out of the West Virginia coal fields stories of peonage, of outraged women, xf nvirdered men. terrorism, and a population held in bondage to Virginia coal wages are lower than in any other eastern mining district. PROTEST AGAINST CRUELTY New York, May 14, Editor The Argus Members of the Audubon society are deeply Interested in legislation relating to the protection cf birds. As Cclonel Roosevelt has said: "It is a disgrace to America that we should permit the sale cf the aigrettes." 'hen a aigrette company tried to , eetab;j6h itselt in New jersei Presi. denf Wilson, who was then governor of that state, killed the bill that would have allowed this indecent traffc. and expressed himself in these words: "I think New- Jersey can get along with out blood money." The aigrette is torn from the live mother bird in the nesting season and the little cnes are left to starve. One of the plume hunters of a southern country writes: "The natives of the country do virtual". all of the hunting for feathers. I have seen them fre quently pull the plumes from the wounded birds, leaving the crippled birds to die of starvation, unable to re spond to the cries cf their young in the nests above, which were calling for food I have known these people to tie and prop up wounded egrets on the marsh where they would attract the afent-on of other birds flying by. These decoys are kept In this position until they die of the'.r wounds or from the attacks of Insects. I have seen the terrible red ants of that country actually eating out the eyes cf these wounded.- help'.ess birds tied up by the plume hunteri within sound of tha call of their young. I could write you many pages cf horrors practiced in gathering aigrette feathers in Venezu ela by th natives for the millinery trade of Paris and New York." Intelligent. kind hearted women wear these aigrettes, birds of paradise and other hat adcrnmen's because they are ignorant as to the manner In which these things are obtained. No self-respecting woman (and, above all. no mother) with anything resembling I a heart, will consent to wear aigrettes obtained end may be worn with a clear conscience. There la need for immediate action on the part cf those Interested in striving to put an end to this nefar That there are wrongs, in b!g enterprises and in small, there can be no question. Some people pretend to believe that this country is going straight to the demnition bowwows because monstrous dishonesty prevails in all business. Poppycock! We hear more about delinquencies of all sorts than we did when the facilities for gathering news were meager. But the optimist sees that justice, honor and, hon esty are the normal conditions and that they rule as a matter of course in social and business relations. Millions cf instances In which they are in evi dence never appear under startling headlines of the newspapers. They are far too ordinary to consume news. COMMENT The people want to know, and they have the right to know what has been going on in West Virginia. And in opposing- this demand. Senator Goff quib bles that (he government has not in vestigated other states where martial law has been declared why create a precedent in West Virginia? The people are not Interested in the legal technicalities of the case. Th?y want the fact. I hope the new senate ls responsive enough to public opinion to vote for this resolution and let the light in on West Virginia. THE MEXICO SHI "ATIOX. The Huerta regime, which rose on treachery and murder to dictatorship in Mexico, is acting saucily towards Uncle Sam because the Wilson admin istration refuses to recognize that gov ernment. Huerta is threatening to send back the credentials of Ambassa dor Henry Lane Wilson. This seems surprising, since Henry Lace was always a pretty good friend cf Huerta. Almost before the body of the assassinated Madero was cold Henry Ine Wilson was solemnly as- the deposed president was shot while attempting to escape. There is, however, as usual, a color ed person in the wood pile. As long as Preslden Wilson refuses to recog nize the red-handed Huerta, the latter worthy will bo unable to market his government bonds in New York, and thus cannot raise money to put down the growing rebellion In the north of Mex'co. If Henry Lana Wilson were recalled, however, it would necessitate the ap pointment of a few ambassador, and a new ambassador has to be accredit ed to the government of the country to which he is sent. This would com pel the United States to recognize Huerta. - It's a pretty little plan, and has a good deal of support in Wall street. Unfortunately for its success. Presi dent Wilson seems disposed to allow Henry Lane to remain dangling tween the devil and the deep sea. be- ious aigrette traffic in tha United States. President Wllscn has this mcnth convened a special session of corj grets for the purpose of passing the revised tariff act. The officers of the Audubon society have strong grounds fcr believlns that it will be possible to have Inserted in this a provision pro hibiting the Importation of aigrettes, provided a wide campaign of publicity can be immediately inaugurated. No woman who hss seen the mother seal skinned alive because the writh ings make the work of skinning easier than if it were dead; no woman who has Eeen the timid ermine, with its tongue fast to the metal that has" been smeared fcr itg capture; no woman who has ever looked at the steel trap ready and set for work; no woman who is half a woman can know of these things and consent to wear furs. It is to be hoped that enlightened W'omen In a'.l our cities will meet (as a number of women in New York re cently met) in order to discuss ways and means of pu'ting a stop to these unspeakable things. As to the aigrette, American women can help this movement by notifying milliners that they will withdraw patronage from any millinery estab lishment that permits the sale of aigrettes or other plumes barbarously obtained. Women entering a strange millinery establishment can be cf the greatest service if, before making any purchases, they wll". Inquire whether cr not aigrettes are eold by the estab lishment. There will undoubtedly be strong op position to the proposed law opposi tion on the part of merchant milliners who encourage the aigrette atrocities as a scurce of revenue. The matter is ln the hands of the American women. Respectfully yours, MINNIE MADDERN FISKE. GEORGE ARLISS. Mount Verr.on. 111. Flannery Wil liamson pleaded guilty In the Marion county circuit court to the murder of Andrew 8raothre In February and was sentenced to prison for life. The mur der was committed to get possession of a A Ufl wt.;-r- 1 . r. - . -ru utucm AUJ 10 v 11- haason. in WOULD rTNOT be m? "We srtenk In a"c?nts Icind and fair Concerning those who have departed; We praiee the on-s -vho travel where The shoreless seas are all uncharted. Oh, It ls well that we should raise Our voices In a frrand, sweet chorjis Ana. passing o'er tneir foibles, praise The worth of them that go before us. But would it not be better still If men minht sometimes gladly hear ui Give forth expressions of good will And kindness while they lingered neat us? TIs wll to praise the dead, to he Kespertful to them and forgiving; But would it not be good if we More often spoke well of the living? Champion Mean Man. "The meanest man ln this town lives ln our street. I don't care to mention his name, but I can do 60 If It becomes necessary to prove his right to the championship in the mean men contest." "In what way does bi3 meanness manifest itself?" "His doctor recently cautioned him against eating anything containing acids, and now he will not atlow a strawberry to be brought into his house." Artistic Temperament. "I hear that your husband has gone to New York,", said Mrs. Oldcnstle. "Yes," replied her hostess, "we found out c;ie of them old masters we had In the gallery wasn't the real thing and he's went to see if he can't find something else about the right size to fit fn the place where It hung. Josiah is so artistical that he can't bear to see th gallery thrown out of proportion by Iiavin' more pictures on one side than the other." No Chance for Happiness. If all who owe would pay us As soon as bills are due, If they would not delay us In pr.yins our bills, too; If frosts would not come spoilins The gardens that we make. If none of us were toiling Except for pleasure's sake. We still would sit in sorrow And still lack peace of mind Unless they'd let us borrow Ills of some other kind. Hope. 'Tin afraid," said the head of the great publishing house, "we've made a mistake in printing so many copies of Pennington's latest novel. With fifteen editions cf it in stock, the thing has fallen fiat and we can't Bell a copy." "Well, let us hope for the best," re-r-lifd the secretary. "Coal's getting so high that we may be able to use the books to advantage for fuel." Wronged. "I am sorry to hear, Mrs. New comb." said the minister, "that your husband gambles by buying grain and stocks on margins." "He doesn't do anything of the kind. I've just been lookinr up the definition of the word gambling, and. according to the dictionary, one who gambles has a chance to win." Thankleto Child. "Heavens!" exclaimed Rulllngton Bullion, as he hung up the telephone receiver. "I must go home at once. My wife ls prostrated." "Wht is the trouble?" asked his partner. "Our daughter has jilted a duke and defiantly saya she ls going to marry a worthy American." Torced to Combine, "So you and your former wife fcave decide to cet married again?" "Yes." "Found out that 70U loved each other, after all, eh?" "No, she can't get along on the alimony and I can't make ends meet en what I have left after I pay aer." Sadder.ing Sight. , It always makes a lazy maa unhap py tc ace another resting. ::eived. "I want to get a divorce frcm to wife." "On what gronnd?" "Well. I don't know the legal term tor It. but didn't tell mo lu-r.or r . . .. . 1 cjen-to !:-r runt- mIia 1 ut." ' The Daily Story A CONFESSION BY F. R. MITCHELL. . Copyng"i:ec 1913. ty AesoctatnJ Literary Bureau I was born all wrong for what waa ' exmyted of me. Mv father faumli a ! business which grew to be very profit-' able and produced a lurge fortune. 1 I oemg ui.v laiuers oniy son-u:aeea. nis ; mprit nxiA tupre was Kd reason to be only child liU chief rejoicing at my Iieve tnat ner fllDCV for ,e W3!, not a birth waa that oue day 1 would sue carter of worldly interest for. while ceed hlui In hU business, for. though he-; EhP seemed to have nil the money. she had not then reaped much benefit from J needed to spend. I soon made her It. be saw great possibilities ahead, j nwnre of the state of my own affairs. But be was doomed to be disappointed 1 a0r did It change Tier manner toward in me. As a boy I developed a taste i me one whit. for roving, for danger, for anything. n I Cne evenir.-r we emerged from th short. Incompatible with a humdrum T-ffir.i gallery together and waited Mfe- - slowly along the bank cof the Arno. At nineteen I was in jail under sen- The lamps that light the streets on fence of death for participation In a j either side of the river had just been Ceutral American revolution. My fa- j lighted, and there Is no more beautl ther came and bought my life with I ful city scene In the world than the money. He took me home, telling mo : that I was a fool, but he hoped I would grow wiser with age. But there is aa old adage. "Bray a fool in a mortar and he is still a fool." One year later, while climbing a" mountain In Switzer land. I was carried down Into the val ley by an avalanche and was the only one of the party to come out alive. One would suppose that this second escape would have cured me of incur ring great risks. But. no. The day I came of nge 1 fought a duel with a French army officer in Algiers and was wounded nigh unto death. At this time my grandfather on my father's side was living, a bale and hearty man of seventy-five. My father, being taken suddenly ill and not hav ing time before his deatb to lay any plan for bis estate, left all be possessed ' to bis father. What instructions went j with the will 1 did not know, but later j my grandfather Informed me that If I j settled down before bis death be was to leave the property to me. Unfortunately for me. my predisposi tion for getting myself killed was not sufficiently affected by this situation to Induce me to go home and live an or-1 dlnary life. Finding myself In Home j when the Italians were sending troops "I WAS TRANSFIXED WITH ASTONISHMENT." to north Africa to fight the Mohammed- aus. 1 enlisted In an Infantry regiment and wns shot down by on un-Chrls-tian dog and lay In a hospital three months. When I recovered I went to Taris, where I received a letter an nounc'iDS that my grandfather had died nnd had been married only a few hours before his death, leaving my es tate to bis wife. Being still young, without common sense and by no means cured of my nliunrd nror!nwlf Ion I n-nb Mnt fortr Korrv thnt 1 Ehnl.l ',. lon'r h r. ! strained from Incurring dangers, espe- i , , - , ... ... x imijj on;.-? uiy uew KiiuuLiiiiiit.'r iiuu been Instructed by the will to send me a hundred dollars a month on which to live till I should get killed. The only Inducement for dissatisfaction was the belief that some woman who had nursed the old gentleman had pre - vailed upon bim to leave the property to her. This. I confess, made me feel ! a hit ugly The widow wrote me that If I would come home and settle down j she would double my allowance. I I was not minded either to pottle ' down or to be beholden to the woman ! vho had robbed me of my Inheritance : and wrote her to that effect. I recelv- j ed no reply to my letter and from thai i time considered the matter dropped, j My fortune had passed Into other hand ! than mine, and I considered It irre- J trievably lost. But It was not lor.g I by this time having passed out of the unthinking age before I began to realize that I had been the fool my : father had called me It was now too: late to mend matters, hut I was losing j my taste for dancer, and another tate: which It had dominated began to show Itself. This was a faste for art. I went to Florence. Italy, nnd became Infatuated with the treasures In paint ing and sculpture to be fonnd there Tourists, especially Americans, oecn rtonally came to my studio, nnd ore' of them, a very pretty girl. Mis Alice Beale. seemed not only pleased with j mv work, hut with me I had lived . such a wild life that the fair sex tad 1 not had much cbarin for nie. nnd la dles eecia!!y seemed nltoseiber tco ' formal for my bohemlan tastes. If I bad paid any attention to women tt j bud usually heen to ome ordinary per- ! son of the country I napjened to be In i at the time . ' i Miss Beale. thougfl.l perfectly mod-I est girl, did not strive to eoncenl her i preference for me. Moreover, t-iiol threw oft enough of that conventional! ty which I disliked to make my en Joyment of her xociety easy. A man of my kind., once becoming Interested J In a woman of his own social inhere, i j become an easy prey. It tts n? J I033 befure Mlw Beale hud me Ueeij rin over head in lore witn nor. ' Pt it In this way because the rutins Indr. as I hare said, thoush modest and unassuming as our nffalr proceeded, gave me every encourage- Arno banks at the twilight hour. Car ried away by the surroundings, after confessing to my companion briefer how by my folly I had thrown nway a fortune. I told her that 1 had now come to a realization of it since my loss deprived me of a hope of possess ing her. We hnd turned upon one of the bridges that span the river and were looking down upon the flowing waters. She responded that there wns still a hope that we might be happy together. That hope depended upon my abandon ing my nomadic life, returning tn America aud settling ln some business or profession. I believed that It was too late for me to do this, but I con sented to her terms. "Possibly." I said. "I might find means of making that confounded grandmoth er of mine disgorge something of my estate." She smiled at my optimism and ad vised me to look to the future rather than the past. Suits to recover prop erty left by will out of the natural channel were expensive, dragged on from year to year and had a bad ef fect on the contestant. It Is evident from this that Miss Benle was just the woman I needed for a wife. She Infused into me a . practical common sense that no one bad ever been able to force Into me before. It was agreed that we ahould both return to America, where I was to make good my promises of reforma tion, and our future union wns condi tional upon my carrying them out. We sailed from Naples on a warm afternoon, when the sea breeze, tem pering the heat, was delightful. Stand ing on deck. I looked upon the high ground back of the city. Vesuvius tow ering on the south. Ischla In the bay on the other flank. The water, tho hue of which ls ever changing, wns a deep green. Filled with the beauty of the scene, I could not but repress a re gret thnt I must give up lingering In this artistic country, as well ns my artistic instincts. I felt that but one thing would hold me down to my prom ises the possession of the girl I loved. Miss Boale told me that her tiomi was ln New York, while mine was in Philadelphia. 1 desired on arrival to see her to her home, but she would not permit It She advised me to go nt once to Philadelphia nnd enjll upon my grand mot lier. who owned n con trolling Interest In the business my fa ther had built up with n vh-w to ob taining n position thore. I demurred to this, but Miss Benle insisted upon it. saying that If I were unable to "put my feeling In my pocket" and avail myself of x,he only chance open to me I might as well give up the whole matter and return to my roving. This settled It. and I promised to do as she advised. The evening after my arrival In Philadelphia I got myself In condition to eat bumble pie by going to the house in which I bad been born to solicit n position In the business my father had Intended I should manage. My love alone enabled me to swallow ! D P'!1- 1 Ff"-S ai-d- UUVing i,-lnll!l1 ! While I waite sent up my enrd. aited I was mentally pic turing the woman who would com'? down to receive me. I fancied her to be of middle age. u crafty looking wo man, thin and bony, with nierclug j eyes. I hated her before I sow her. 1 tnr, nnd" the rusf!e of Bkjrt!l j fho -wonr-in,, r(,nphd th iraf step she was revealed to my view. I wns transfixed with astonishment. I saw Alice Beale! "What? Who"- I began and stop ped. "Your grandmother."" stie said, smil ing In every feature of her face. "You! My"- "Ycs. The day your grandfather died, being too far gone to make a will, he married me with the under standing that if possible I .was to be come your wlf(. The plan hnd already been arranged. I promising fr take care of your Interests, provided you mended your ways nnd became a steady man Since ron would not come to me for regeneration I went to yon under my maiden name Now that I have got you where I can In fluence yon for your good we will do what seem best for you." I married my grandfather's rldow and from that time settled my affairs as I pleased, hut always after confer- ""it" pr -ltJ nnf return to Italy, lam now manager of the busi ness mv father established. May 16 in American History. 1W1 W. II Sewnnl. statesman, secre tary of state under 'Lincoln, bom: .lied 1S7'.'. lS24-l.evi l Morton, vie pretildeul utuloc Iiarr?M)ii. burn nt Shorehnm. vt. 1SZ Federal victory over tl;e ('on federate fWetHler of Vlcksliurc. nt ("luimi ioifs HiU. Miss, the hen vie- liatlie of the mpni-ni. Over tn'II felt 1 J - , j rg!ja. aevt an tt Us, - TV.