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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY. MAY 30, 1913.
. THE ARGUS. Publish telly at i2 Second ave e. Rock lalsivl til (Entered at the poetoffice as second-class matter.) Seek Islaaa MnWt ( the BY THE J. W. POTTER CO. TERMS Ten eetts per week, by ear rler. ta Rock Island. Complaints of delivery serrica should be mad to tho circulation department, which should also be notified In every Instance where ft Is desired to have re per discontinued, ea carriers have no cthoiity ta the premises. An communications of argumentative character, political or religious, must bar real nam attacked for publica tion, ' No curb articles will be printed Crnr netltloss slftKMurea, Telephones In all departments: Cct- tnl Union. West 145. 1145 and 2145. 4 TB AD S J COuNCIL Friday, May 30, 1913. All glory to the honored dead. . Are the people at last seeing Roose velt through a glass dimly? Senator Gslllnger acknowledges that he Is a reactlonarj' and yet he is one of the senators who want to "reor ganize" the gone old party along "pro gressive" lines. The oldest man In Illinois and the fattest man in California died yes terday. They did not build their rep utations In a day, either. Senator Thomas says the $50,000,000 beet sugar trust of Colorado contains $30,000,000 watered stock. As a su gar consumer, do you want sugar on the free list or do you want to be tax ed to pay dividends upon $30,000,000 of water. A Pacific lobster will shortly be able to call on an Atlantic relative without going around the Horn or through the northwest passage. But the lobster tribe need not flatter it self tb&t Uncle Sam has paid $375, 000,000 tor this particular achieve ment. ' The Balkan war over, comes now the piper for his pay. The allies atU an Indemnity of $400,000,000. But money cannot restore the blood shed and the lives lost in the war, and these accounts must remain unbalanced. The Turk, against whom the war was Kaged, will pay nothing. He will pass kver to the subject Christian peoples et the empire the burden of taxes to latlsfy the indemnity. TUK StNATb "WHIP." The United Stites senate democrats have invented a new office and Colo nel Lewis Is the incumbent. Ke has been named as assistant democratic floor leader and his duties will corre spond to those of the whip of the house, It being the purpose to hold thn members to serious consideration of public business until the tariff bill shall hav been disposed of. t There are two reasons why there has never before been a senate whip, th-s first because there has been no body on deck competent for the Job, and second because the senate has nor heretofore been la a hurry abeut anything. THE OP! I'M TRADE. It seems as though the only way the use. of opium can be restricted to me dicinal purposes is to curtail its pro duction. There is a law to regulate the loiDortatlon of oDium in this countrv. yet the frequence of arrests of per - tons who make a business of vselllng to drug to victims of the opium habit Shows that it Is very difficult to en - force this law. Apparently as long as opium is manufactured In large quantities unscrupulous persons will find some way to evade tne law. Some time next month the exact dsto hat not yet been set the In ternational opium conference wlH re asremblo at The Hague. Nearly all th civilized nations will be represent ed by delegates appointed by their re spective governments and another ef fort will be made to bring about an agreement between the nations to abolish the opium traffic in all but medical preparations. If Great Brit Ian signs the agreement, tnere is lit tli doubt that tne other nations will Hot refuse to sign. The greatest past of the opium that Is made comes from India, and it it said that there Is now in the port of Shanghai $60,000,000 worth of opium from India that the Chinese government will not allow to be sold in China. It it said that the British (overnmeut will be asked to purchsse this opium and snip it back to India. It would te better to dump it Into the sea. It Is true that the British gov . ernment has encouraged the manufac ture of opium in India and has de rived large revenue from the trade, but it can better afford to lose $60.. 000,000 thsn to distribute this im mense quantity of the drug in India. There is no question as to the attitude of a majority of the British people to ward the opium trade of India; they are emphatically in favor of abolish ing the traffic in the drug except for medicinal purposes. It remains to be seen Whether the British government will be guided by the will of a majority of the British people or by the merchants who are making fortunes pandering to the de praved tastes of victims of the opium Ubit , GREAT EXPOUT8. With the first signs of a slowing down of Certain phases of business activity in esstern centers a check noticed In ordert for the future rather than in the actual handling of mer chandise of any kind came Indica tions of widening exports. The in stant American manufacturers and other producers felt less concerned than they had been for many months rith the problem of supplying the de mands of their customers, they began to push their foreign trade, with Im mediate results. In April the value of the exports of domestic merchandise was $20,000,000 In excess of the figures for the corre sponding month of 1912. Imports fell oJ more than $18,000,000 in the same lime. The surplus of exports over Imports was less than $14,000,000 In April, 1912. Last month it was more than $52,000,000. For the ten months ending with April the excess of ex ports over imports was almost $562, 000,000, a margin which has been sur passed but twice in the history of the country. Such facts tell an impressive story of immense national resources and a wide margin of safety in the foreign traCe of the country. Any serious decrease in domestic trade would qrickly be followed by so .great an ex- parsion of the exports of American products that many lines of industry would find the loss at home wholly or in large part effscs. It is evident, also, that there would be a rapid accumu lation of credits in Europe which might be drawn upon for gold in case of any monetary stringency on this side of the Atlantic. This change, in turn, would tend powerfully to stimulate large use of capital in the United SSates in new undertakings, with a trade and Indus' trial revival the natural result. Na tional prosperity rests on a wider and surer base now than ever before. For eign trade goes farther than at any otter time in the country's history-to insure great and continuous business activity. LEGENDS OF THE SWORD. Curious Beliefs That Hovered Round ' the Ancient Weapon. Countless legends and superstitions have attached to the swonI since the diiy when fiehting was the principal occupation of life. So highly was the sword esteemed that Mohammed in the Koran declared it to be "the key t0 hcflven ac,i beU" The warrior or knight gave a name to h'.s sword. He vowed at the altar never to draw it in a false cause. It was bis companion and friend and de scended from father to son for many generations. One sword named "Broth er of the Lightning" had a golden hilt luHcrlhed with magic words. In times of peace these were said to be illegi ble, but lefore a battle "they glowed red as Mood." It was believed, moreover, that I ivord after long use acquired a life of Its own. Many famous swords were snld to utter cries before battle, and after a weapon bad killed five score OK'U It became blood hungry and leap ed from its scabbard at the approach of a foe. Certain swords were said to refine to give a wound in a bad cause. Among these was the brand Excalibur, which was given to King Arthur by a fairy and which Richard Coetir de Lion professed to own. In the east superstitious reverence la still paid to the nword. The Paimios of Japan, when they voluntarily sur rendered their rank, kept ns a rule the wonderful blades which had been banded down from generation to gen eration, in some cose for more than a thousand years, and which had ab- orled. as they believed, some of the character nnd life of the men thst had owned them. Harper's Weekly. MANILA'S GRASS HOUSES. Source of a Sort of Continuous Per form a nee Confla jration. Fires are much in fashion in the city of Manila. Conservatively estimated, l.ooo houses ure destroyed annually. ! 1'erlnu two or three times that num- 1 her wf Plc are made homeless each 'ear- The conflagrations are not due. j might be supposed, to lack of ade- ; quaie projection in nre cgnnng equip. ment at least, not ince the United States took charge. The fuult lies in the style of build ing yr. rather, in the materials used. NEW BUREAU CHIEF IN THE NAVY DEPT. Rear Admiral R. S. Griffin. Rear Admiral R S. Griffin is the newly appointed chief of the bureau of steam engineering of the navy de partment at Washington. Supervision of the navy's signal corps and wire less work also comes under hit super vision. He has Jusr assumed his new office and succeeds Admiral Hutch L Cone, who was relieved from duty in Washington, to be assigned to the command of some baiticship. I ' v v ; -At ... X..vw-: - - "w ' 1 j I V I v 'if '-fx (4 - ' "" -''7 M The Genial Cynic BY CHARLES GRANT MILLER. ' A SENSIBLE The public manifests as much and as enthusiastic interest in the simple life nowadays as it ordinarily exhibits toward an automobile race, the financial gym nastics of Wail street or the baseball scores. Various well-meaning persons set about devising complex method s of making their own lives less com plex. They are determined to lead the simple life, even if they have to be more artificial than they were be fore. Simple life clubs are being formed by people who cannot be simple without moral support. And withal it is an excellent fad, even if it is noth ing more. . It may not induce many to give up their automo biles and yachts and stock gambling, but it may give some consolation to millions who haven't any of these things to give up. f fit ' ' i I - r- - Anyway, works of philosophy are read not to learn what to do with our successes so much as to furnish ourselves with the consolation for our failures. . . The newest of fads is the oldest of all philosophies. But that there is nothing new in it does not detract from its value. All real truth is old. That it be dressed i n 6tyle suited to the time is all that can be expected. CAPITAL COMMENT j BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER. CONGRESSMAN FROM THE FOUR TEENTH DISTRICT. -(8pecUlCorrespondence of The Arg-ue.) Washington, May 28. Once more the old blue ranks are Joined. With fifes and drums sound ing, the remnant of the Grand Army comes down the street. It is Memo rial day. - Again the old "boys" have met at, the hall. It, is not such a numer ous company as met there 10 years ago, or five, or even last year. But it is still "Bill." and "Tom," and Com rade," with a hear tiness that even age cannot take away. There are solicitouB inquiries after health. Hands clasp silently in re union. Many are CLYDE H. TAVtNNCR . wondering whose place in the parade will be vacant next year, next Memo rial day. "Jim" is beginning to look feeble. "Sam's" shoulders, always so erect, are beginning to have an invol untary stoop in them! The Relief Corps has been busy for several days. But now, most of the active work of preparation has been done by the grandchildren of the vet erans. The grandsons have been out in the woods gathering flowers. The granddaughters have arranged the me morial baskets and bouquets. And grandchildren this year have placea the marker flags in the cemetery. They used more flags this year thaa ever before! At last the parade starts! Its mili tary appearance is kept up this year by the presence of Spanish war vet erans and the boy ecouts. But the chief interest is in the brave little band of Grand Army men. There is a piti ful attempt, but unsuccessful, to ap pear in uniform. With most, the uni form consists merely of the black felt hat with its gold braid. With some it is merely the gold buttons in suits of ft ' 4 'x B - 11 sf ARBITRATION (Albany Argue.) During the war between Italy and Turkey over the possession pt Tripoli, the Italians seized two French vessels and held them for some time, caus ing their owners considerable logs. The Italians claimed that the captains of the French vessels had violated the neutrality laws. Great indignation was expressed in France, and there was talk of war over the incident. Better counsel prevailed, however and the case was submitted to The Hague tri bunal for arbitration. A decision has just been rendered, and Italy loses. She must pay for holding one of the vessels the sum of $32,000, and for holding the other. $800. The total amount is insignifi cant so far as international affairs go, but the case illustrates the value of The Hague tribunal and the good sense of submitting to in, International disputes. AU the business bouses in old and new Manila are built of concrete, stone ot b&rd woods, sometimes of all three. The wealthier natives and most for signers have bouses of stone or fins hard woods., but the districts occupied by the working class are invariably built up of nipa (a dried grass) and bamboo. Both of these materials, especially nlpn, are extremely Inflammable. And, as frequent destruction of these shacks ot hots means increased business for the nipa dealers, incendiarism is ram pact during the dull season. Natural ly the dull season is in dry summer, when the leave cure and when fires flourish. Tondo, an endless tenement quarter. Is composed almost solely of nipa huts. single sqnare block containing any where from 10O to 400 bouses, accord ing to s ie. The bouses in most In stances are so solidly built as to afford room only for pedetrisns to pass be tween them. The Faro and San Nicho las districts are much the same. Ea (lneerlnff. 'British Army's First Trousers. Perhaps the army revolution of deep est Interest to the soldier himself was that effected in 1S23. when for tberst FAD. brown, black and gray. While a very few still wear the blue suits, brass buttons, felt hat, and all. Most of them still make a brave at tempt to be military in bearing. But for all but a few the exertion is ter rific. Some still have their buoyant step, but for most the march is halt ing and painful. And some, who have always marched before this year are riding in carriages and automobiles No wonder that in the average small northern town eyes are wet with tears as they watch the old Grand Army march by again. The faces in the line are mostly known to all.. And some are missed. The town knows the story of all of them. I have a purpose in writing these lines for this Memorial day. The point I wish to make , is that the Grand Army is going, and going rapidly. Each month now at the pension office in Washington 4,000 names are struck from the roll with the grim word "Dead" closing each pension account Four thousand a month! These men who went, forth to give their lives for the union 51 years ago hardly fell on the battlefields and in the fever hos pitals at that rate. The country needs a new sense of tne great debt owed to these men, The country owes it to this dwindling band to smooth out their declining years. It ought to be easier for them to get their pensions. They ought, not to be subjected to the annoying delays and red tape that they have been sub jected to in the past. . Their pensions ought to be bigger a dollar a day is not, too much. . Moreover, pensions ought to be paid more frequently There has been introduced in congress a bill providing for monthly instead of quarterly payment of pensions, and hope it will pass.' It is to be hoped that the new commissioner of pen sions will require that pension mat ters will receive more prompt treat ment than they have heretofore, when old ' soldiers have been compelled to wait week after week, and month af ter month, for their pension claims to receive even preliminary consideration Time flies. Whatever is to be done for the boys in blue must and should be done quickly. If The Hague tribunal can arbitrate a dispute of this kind to the satisfac tion of all concerned, it can and should arbitrate more weighty mat ters. War has more than once been waged over smaller matters than the seizure of the two French vessels by the Italians. That the nations are more disposed than ever before to submit their differences to arbitration is evident. President Wilson' and Secretary Bryan propose to make an attempt to negotiate arbitration treaties with leading nations, and it is to be hoped that their efforts will be crowned with success. The hazardous custom of appealing to the sword is unworthy of civilized nations and the 20th cen tury. Advocates of peace should not be discouraged. The campaign for arbitration should be carried on with unflagging seal. , time be wns put In trousers. The an nouncement from the horse guards took the following remarkable form: "His majesty has been pleased to ap prove of the discontinuance of breech es, leggings and shoes as part of the clothing of the infantry soldiers and of blue gray cloth trousers and half boots being substituted." In order to indem nify the "clothing colonels" for any hardship which the new order might cause it was decided that tHese gentle men should no longer be called upon to provide the waistcoat of Tommy. but that Tommy should himself supply it out of his shilling a day. To reas sure him It was pointed oat that be was In a position to do so with com fort, becatise be would no longer have to bay tatters. London Chronicle. Not Him. "Has my husband been in here?" in quired a woman of the bartender. "He's a tall, tyi faced man. no over coat, soft bat." "A man sns jvering that description got a bottle of whisky here about ten minutes ago." "How big a liottler "Half a pint, ma'am." , "Some other man." said the woman. St. Louis ro!;t Dispatch, Poofl6uivgMai I ! ! ; ' . Ah. poor young man! He has no cbanos To show his worth; No undiscovered continents - . x-1 Are left on earth; Columbus, had It been his fate v To live today, ! Might serve beneath some section boss , For little pay. Oh. poor young man! He cannot us ... Mis grins, alack! -a No Austerlttz remains to lose, y . .1 No Rome to sack. - Pr,7 The past has both Thermopylae t . 1 Ana Waterloo 1 What Is there that the poor young: man May hope to do? Newton. Galileo. Mors. Have lived and wrought; Homer, Shakespeare, Milton, Pope; And Burns and Scott! Jin, u inoy naa not wrmen au There was te write. lr miKm laite up nis pea ana give Tfce world delight. Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt how with paint and brush May be expected to e supreme? iiuxr vessels rusu ' Prom hemisphere to hemisphere. afDirS Because a Fulton had a plan He thought worth trying. ' y. ,' Oh, poor young man! He sits downcast; No chance remains For him to nobly free a race From galling chains. The great things have been done, alas! By craft or stealth. The magnates have become possessed Of all the wealth. The world has ceased to need men who Wete born to lead; He may hot join the splendid few. Tls sad. indeed: He came too late to win renown Or claim applause: He has no chance to be supreme In any cause. Ah, poor young man! How sad his fate, How drear his lot. i To have no hope of being great! And yet. why not? At Homer many, many a man 8tuck cut his tongue And told him that the greatest songs Had all been sungr Not Worried. "That hair tonic doesn't seem to be going very fast," said the druggist. "No," replied the clerk; "I've recom mended It to every bald-headed man who has come into the store during the past six months, but they don't seem to want it. I can't understand why." "Let's see. How many bottles of it have we sold? There were a dozen to begin with, weren't there?" "Yes. We've only got rid of three of them, and I'm 'afraid we never can sell any more." "Ob, well, even if we dnn't, we've made 15 or 20 per cent, oi the orig inal investment." ' Going on a Long Journey. "I think you'd better telephone for another woman to come and do your washing," said Mr. Jenkins, who had Just returned from the basement af ter having "tended to" the furnace. "Why?" Mrs. Jenkins asked. "Man dy's down in the laundry, isn't she?" "Yes, but she isn't going to stay there" "Did she tell you she wasn't?" "No, but she's got the oil can to help her start the fire in the laundry tore." jj-s 1 'Mi' - Never. Tre never failed at anything!" He said it with much pride; The statement which he made was one Thai could not be denied; He never failed at anything, J''v But, In a stage "aside," 4 It may be only fair to say : That he had Sever tried. , w Striking Similarity. "The cuckoo in that clock reminds me of a poor ball player and an arro gant labor union." "How so?" "It goes out on so many strikes." Information for the Young. "Pa, what's a ripe old age?" "That's the age at which a man be gins to realize that he's not the only apple on the tree." 77 "Some day." said the novelist. Ta go'ng to write something big some thing that will make the world remem ber me." -An. yes," his friend replied, "but when are yon going to .do It?" "Just as soon as I have turned out enough trash to make me independ ent." Chicaco Becord-Berald. fit' jSw i y & The Daily Story WOMAN'S DAY BY ELLEN P. BAXTER. Cepymgntea. Mil. V7 Associated Uterary Bureau. A party of German Americans were ? drinking beer and listening te an cr- chestrion in a saloon with sawdust on the floor and stunted evergreens stand Ing about in tubs. The sawdust thej fancied to be the turf of the father laud; the evergreens were to them the fir trees of their native forests; the or chestrion was the birds singing In the trees. Gappy imagination that can de rive comfort from sncb surroundings. The conversation fell upon the ad' rancement of women, which la attract ing the attention of the world today. The advancement of women!" ex claims Carl Becker contemptuously. "Rather the decline of women. Fancy our German mothers and sisters and wives and sweethearts taking on as the English suffragists are now doing. What would the fatherland be today?" "Ach. Carl." retorted Hans Muller. you can never advance beyond the little Tillage in which yon were born. where the mn and the women have occupied the same relative position for hundreds of years. Ton are not up to these times, in which fewer women marry, and when women are obliged to support themselves they will not be content to play second fiddle." Tell us the story. Carl," tnggested John Katz. "about the day yon spent subservient to a woman. I have heard it myself, but the others haven't "Ob. that story! It It not much of a story." Tell it, Carl," cried,several of the party at once. Rattling their mugs on the table, they called for move beer, and when it was served Carl Becker began as follows: "My birthplace was Nordbastedt There la a tradition there that some "WEEN I TVT KT F1KOEBS ISTO IT TEXT WEBS SCALDED." five or six centuries ago the town was attacked by robbers and the men after a bard fight were obliged to retreat At this point the women, armed with such weapons as they could lay their hands upon, attacked the robbers and beat them. "Ever since that time our people have at Intervals set apart one day for a festival, during which the men turn over all authority to the women and are obedient to their slightest com mands. "Not long before I came away to America I courted Lena Reitxe Lena is my wife and when one of those fes tival days that the men must obey the women came round I made arrange ments to spend it with her- Lena had some brothers and sisters all younger than herself, including a baty. Herr Reltze be said to me: 'Carl, I and my wife go away on the woman's day, and we leave all the children for yon and Lena to take care of. It will be a very good preparation for you to be a mar ried couple. You will have a family on which to practice.' "I thought that a good idea, but at that time I knew nothing about family matters, and It seems to me now that it was not a very good day when 1 must obey Lena to see bow we would get on as man and wife with a fam ily. I told Herr Ileltxe that I would go to bit boose and take bit place early in the morning and ttay there till he and bis wife returned at night. "When I got to the bouse Lena's fa ther and mother were gone. I thought Lena and I would bare a good time to gether that day, so I wtt very happy. Breakfast bad been finished, bnt the dishes were on the table. Lena told me that the would only expect me to do half the work; but, of course. I must do what she tell me to do. She said 1 must clear the breakfast table. I thought that very easy work, to I take off all the dishes, while I sing a song to myself. Lena -she give the baby bis bath, for she say she would not trust me to do that When I get the breakfast table cleared I shake the crumbs on the Coor and fold up. the cloth carefully and put It away. Then I alt down to rest. "After awh!ie Lena come In and tell me to go get a broom and sweep op the crumbs. I don't like this very much, but I must obey, and when 1 get the crumbs in the dustpan I hit my foot against it and scatter them all over the floor again. Next time 1 was more careful and didn't have to sweep them op any more. When I got through with the job I call Lena, who wot giv, ing the bsby his bath, to come and we go out to walk together. "'Have you washed the dishes r Le sa called from above. "No. Must the disbet be washed 7 " 'Of course,' she answered. 'Ten don't toppose we can eat on the same dishes forever without washing them. You'll find hot water on the stove.' i wmt into th kitchen and ooured the boiling water, into the pan, and when I pot my lingers into it TUej were scalded.' I danced around the kitchen in pain and called out to Lena to know if I must wash the-dishes in boiling water. She said I was stupid not to put some cold water in too. I did this and washed the dishes and dried them and put them away. "By this time it was 10 o'clock and I bad bad no fun at all. I thought surely now Lena would come down stairs and we coald go out to walk and listen to the birds sing. Lena did come down, but with the baby In bcr arms, and she put him in mine, jftsjlng that I must take care of him while she attended to the wants of the younger children. "I don't like this at all. but what could I do? It was the day when 1 must obey, so I took the baby from ber. but he didn't wish to leave Lena and come to me. so be set up a yell loud enough to wake up bis ancestors out In the churchyard. I talked to him and walked him and danced him up and down, but the more I persuad ed him to be quiet the louder he yelled and kicked. I ssid to Lena. Take this baby yourself; I can't do anything with him.' To this she replied that I must keep him. "I began to wish that the robbers who had brought about this custom bad killed all the women to that we would not be afflicted with it but I dare not disobey Lens; no man in the town dare disobey any woman in that town, for If be did all the people would turn against him for not respecting the time honored custom. "I did one thing that shows that even in taking care of a baby a man, If he really brings his mind down to the problem, can do it better than a wom an. They haven't the Inventive power men have. I put the baby to sleep. How did I do that? Why. I began to blow Into bis eyes. He was obliged to shut them and keep them shut, and to be could do nothing but go to sleep." The story teller paused to empty his beer mng. and all the others cried: "Bravo, Carl! Yon have shown that you are superior to a woman on her own ground." Cart went on with his atory: V" 1 "But putting the baby to sleep didn't do me any good, for Lena said the children would soon come in hungry and I must get Ihe dinner, t. "'Dinner!' I exclaimed. Why, I bave only just got rid of the breakfsstl "'We can't help that Lena .answer ed. 'We must all eat. especially chil dren.' -' '" " " 'They eat all the time, don't they? " 'Pretty nearly.' "There were four dishes to be pre pared for dinner and every one of them was burned, for bow was I to attend to tbem all at once? My hands, which bad been scalded in the morning, were burned at noon. When the dishes were set on the table the children made a howl, the baby began to cry and the dog barked. I put my bands to my ears and ran away from the house, and I didn't go back that day either. "Soon it was known all over the town that I had been disobedient on wom an's day, and everybody was talking about me. Some persons on meeting me cut me deed. It was. 'Carl, bow could you show such disrespect to woman's day. which has come down to us for five or six centuries? No man has ever done so before.' 'Hlmmel! I cried. 'If It it so bad to obey the wom an for one day, what must it be to obey ber every day? I'm going to leave this village and go to America. It they bave there a woman's day I will go somewhere else and keep on going till I find a place where no man has ever to obey a woman.' "When Lena beard I was going to America the said she was going with me. 'If you do,' I said to her, 'and we find there is a woman's day there, you must understand that It is not to be observed in our family. She agreed to this, and here we are In America. Le na takes care of the bouse and the children and I make the money for the family." - "Are -you going to let your wife vote?" asked Hans Muller. "No. If Lena votes I bave to go bac'l to that woman's day and do ber worl- You bet I don't do that. But I think Lena wouldn't have time to vote. She would be like the man who beard that , the bank where he kept all his money bad failed. He ran to the bank and demanded his money. The teller band ed it out to him and the man ssld. 'If you got him I no want him.' I think my wife be like this man. If she can't Tote the will went to vote. If she can vote she say to me: 'You vote in my place. I got to give the baby bis bath.' " "Nonsense. Carl." rejoined Muller. "The day for children is past There's fewer mirriaget than formerly and sel dom more than one child to a family. There's no reason why a woman sheuld stay away from the polls all ber life because of one or two year devoted to a baby." "Well then." grunted Becker. "If the human race die out. what's the ase of anybody voting?" "1 give It op." said Mailer. Let us lltteo to the music." May 30 in American History. 18C8 The Grand Army of the Repub lic Instituted the genersl Observ. a nee of Soldiers' Memorial day In the northern states. s 18S7 Major Ben: Perley Poore. Jonr. nallut and author, died; born 1S2Ql 1800 Memorial to General James Abram Garfield dedicated at Lake view cemetery. Cleveland. O. Pres. Idest Benjamin Harrison participat ed In the ceremonies. Always ttke the short rat and that Is the rttlontl one. Therefore say snd do everything according to the sound- I est reason. Ms rent Aorelln , il ; ' 1 n