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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY. MAY 30, 1913.
. THE ARGUS.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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 ,
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