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get busy and app'.y all the arts of self
preservation they know aad that are
still available to them. Hut should
SEE G. O. P. AT END OF ROPE
Chicago Journal.) ,
Phiraeo rPDUblican Ion flora and ln.cl !
they decide to consolidate throughout : ness ,n?a l" ay a,SCU88ea wun aeep
. , . , . . . . . ! fntaront an editorial rlonlino- with null '
tie country, wnat wouia tne depart-i .
mont of 1-..tir Bv tics and business printed In the cur
At once from many quarters would l
j rent issue of the Economist, the con-
come the cry that such consolidation : servtive ?rfa of th b,g, and numer
Is a violation of the Sherman act, not- i Uf, """'V1 mtereet ccnterln ln La
withstanding that in this instance the ! -&"L Zi
i lie v n - ... nytauua iuv uuuiiu-
istration of President Wilson as hav
ing accomplished something under
democratic reign that the republican
ex!resa companies could come back I
with a rather
might set up
.-,.,.ui i hiudwr ! party successfully dodged for years
that their great corn-
TRACES I, "in-1. I COUNCIL 3 20
Thursday, January 1, 1914.
:t Oh, look who's here 1914.
Sam. a most thoroughly consolidated
gentleman- with boundless resources
at his command. Express people may
allege that if they are to hold their
own they will have to ask enjoyment,
of all consolidation privileges exer
cised by the o-her great common car-
If there is economy in big consoli-;
elation the people will not be sur-'
prised to learn that express com-!
ianies have been driven to it. In the'
meantime economies on a smaller ,
scale are sure to be tried out. There !
will be a great many changes in the
express company world in the next IS
-. The fervent hope of all is that the
.weather man will at least try to do
'Letter this year.
if The report from Madrid that King
-Alfonso smokes ,24 cigarettes a day
-must be inaccurate. A young man of
-the habits of Alfonso usually smokes
that many an hour.
A Boston woman offers to sell her
'husband for $1,000. The kind of a hus-l-and
that you would soil for $1,000 or
f.c,y other amount can be picked up at
any time for nothing.
v in ills search for something with
;svhich to grease the wheels of his gov
ernmental machinery. President Huer-
'ia has at last resorted to crude oil
from the Britia,! ''.syndicate.
; Among the ' noted and unexoected
.bonders of the closing week of the
year was the discovery by the Nation
al and American leagues of the exist
ence of the new Federal league.
i If you ask Champ Clark hov long
Jlhe progressive party Is likely to en
tdure he will refer you to the mortality
. tables to get a line on the "expect
. ancy" of one Theodore Roosevelt.
: Xot that we like to boast, Tecause
it Is all in the family, but Rock Is
: land's building improvements in 1913
: leat the Moltne record by a cool mil
lion dollars. Let's hope both will dou
ble In the next year.
is- The courts have decreed that stock
- holders who lost by the looting of the
Frisco system, may sue the big fel-
lows for restitution. Possibly the suits
jnay result in tne recovery or none or
!the money as the beneficiaries will no
' doubt make themselves judgment
: proof, but the practice of suits for res-
: titutlcn will have a wholesome effect.
The maintenance of such suits breaks
'down the barriers between degree of
'fraud and makes the man who cheats
in big matters as cheap in the eyes of
ihe public as the man who is dishonest
in the small things like the hen roost
TUB AMHITIOt ( JAPS.
Keio university..l 0 0 10 10 0 0 3
Sox-Giants 30133114 1G
Two-base hits Lobert. Three
base hits Morri, Togashi, Magee
(2), Crawford, Donlin. Double play
Togashi to Kuraka to Togashi.
Struck out By Sugasi. 3; .by
Scott, 13. Bases on balls Off
Sugasi, 2; of; Scott, 3. Hit by
pitcher By Sugasi (Merkle).
Passed balls Takahama. 3. Time
1:4S. Umpires W. J. lIem and
The above is a portion of the box
score of the first major league base
ball game played in Tokio. A team
made up of members of the New York
Giants and the Chicago White Sox
played the team from the Keio univer
sity. The Japs -wf-re outplayed, as the
score shows? but the detailed story of
the game says the Japanese have rap
idly acquired all the methods of the
American big leagues. They bat, run
bases, steal bases, field and even dress
and maintain an active coaching staff
cn the American plan.
Some day the Japs will be hard to !
defeat at this game. They learn rap
idly. They are progressive and ag
gressive. They are ambitious and they
appreciate the value of baseball as a
national game. They have the kind of
enthusiasm and determination that
make good ball players.
There is no better proof of the pro
gressive spirit of Japan than the man
ner L. which they are emulating Amer
ica in her outdoor sports.
The Economist declares it uow Is an
open question whether hereafter there
will be a republican party and sug
gests that this 13 the day when the
large-hearted republican will place a
plume in the hat of his old enemy, i
The success of the democratic party, i
under the guidance of President Vsil-f
son, in enacting a new tariff law and j
the subsequent passage or the cur
rency act, was an accomplishment,
says the Economist, that the republi
can party never even approached in
the 4'i years of its rule.
The Economist article reads:
He would be an ungenerous re
publican, progressive, socialist,
prohibitionist, independent or
what" not who would refuse the
democratic party, or that com
posite of democrats and populists
bearing the name of the demo
cratic party, unstinted admira
tion for the achievements of the
last nine months. One need not
approve of everything that has
en done, jfior can one dismiss
t prehension as to the effects of
the two great acts which have
passed congress and received the
signature of President Wilson, but
one must admire the zeal, the
labor, the persistency, the fidel
ity, the purposefulness of the
leaders and the rank and file.
Particularly does President Wil
son merit the commendation of
everybody who believes in strong
conviction and sagacity In con
verting such convictions into a
Since the day when Abraham
Lincoln entered the White house
as president, tip to the present
year, the democratic party has
been the party of protest, criti
cism, negation. Now it U a great,,
strong creative power, whatever
one may say of its creations. And
the course of the administration
and congress has been not mere
imitation, as was that of the con
gress the preceding four years,
and of the then president; it has
been original, brave, construc
tive. The achievements of the special
session and the small fragment of
the regular session, under the
quiet guidance of the president,
are In many vespects without par
allel in the history of our govern
ment. AVhat must one award to the
republican party? A tear.
forty-four years in power out
of 25, achieving wonders in the
protection of the country's life
and honor, placing its heavy foot
on many a financial, governmental
and social heresy, promoting ma
terial prosperity and holding up
high ideals to the world for many
years; in its later history becom
ing stupidly confident of dtself
and lobiug brilliant opportunities
for usefulness and its own glory.
Year in and year out this ques
tion of a change In our financial
system was a prominent one in its
counsels, year in aijd year out it
talked and talked, but did noth
ing. The conviction was general in
the party that some radical
changes were necessary for the
protection of the country, but good
leadership was lacking.
The same with the tariff law.
Everybody knew that a downward
revision of the tariff schedules
was needed, but the party went
through the motions. It was thia
somnolency and the refusal of the
party to nominate the president
ial candidate that the people evi
dently wanted that defeated
them. It is now an open question
whether hereafter there will be
a republican party.
But this is the day when the
large-hearted reprblican will
place a plume in the hat of his
i " M '1 i !' -
IfYJl The Daily Story
IF YOU TREAT
THE WOULD PIOUT
UNDEl THE BAN OP DEATHBY PAUL SZENS
jCqpyrlarhted. itlS. by AssVcta'e Literary Bureau.
Governor Joseph Fifer, for years one
pf tho foremost figures of the McLean
. county bar, is about to resume prac
tice In partnership with his aon-in-law,
.Jacob Bohrer In. Bloomington. Gov
pernor Flfer withdrew from ac
tlve practice In the period of high
est success In order to pay attention
. to warnings of Impairment of health.
but has entirely recovered and was
never In finer fettle. His active re
turn to the bar will be welcomed by
fellow. members and the public. Mr.
Bohrer was In practice when he gave
over his law business to serve Uncle
Sam aa the postmaster at Bloomlngton.
v- C.OOn TIMES A H BAD.
-. The big fellows who were most fear
ful and most obstructive when Presi
dent Wilson undertook to carry out
the demands of the people admit that
the work has been well done and there
. Is no reason why the ca-ion should not
. enter upon an era of long and undis
turbed prosperity. Business both big
and little, knows "where It Is at." Here
are some of the expressions:
J. PieVpont Morgan "Conditions are
on the mend."
Jacob Schiff "I am sure conditions
will improve all over the country."
George W. Perkins "Prosperity
W. L. Saunders "The atmosphere is
clearing; we may look for better
Theodore Shonts "Better times are
in sight, and times will continue to im
prove." Louis' GlmbeL "Prosperity is close
Lewis Nixon. "The present tend
ency is to take enterprise by the hand
Instead of by the throat."
J. B. Greenhut- "The year 1914
ought to start out with a good, clean
Before the close of the new year, the
Illinois State Historical Eoclety will
have compiled a complete calendar of
the historical documents now in tha
possession of the various counties of
the state. Prof. Theodore G. Pease,
formerly of the faculty of tho Univer
sity of Illinois and no'v of the Uni
versity of Chicago, will take up this
work at once and expects to have it
completed by September 1 next.
The Historical society has decided
to have its survey completed immed
iately in order to lay before the Ill
inois centennial commission at tha
earliest possible date, complete data
regarding historical documents and
relics such as are desired for the ex
hibition during the celebration in 1918
of the one hundreth anniversary ot
the admission of Illinois to statehood.
In addition to making the calendar of
historical public documents, Professor
Pease is instructed to locate all ma
terial that will add to the fullness oi
tne exhibition that is to form a fea
ture of the centennial celebration.
The Illinois legislature passed a law
in 1896 authorizing county commis
sioners and other county officials to
turn over to the state historical li
brary or to the University of Illinois
library document of purely historical
vaiue. As a result of that legislation,
a wealth of material has been secured.
Mrs. Jessie Palmer Weber, librarian
of the state historical library, spent
several weeks In the musty vaults of
the Sangamon county court house,
which was once the state capitortulld
ing. and dug out many priceless treas
ures that are now safely preserved in
the library. Officials of other counties
have placed additional documents in
the custody of the historical library
and the state university until the col
lection has assumed impressive pro
portions. The greater volume of ma
terials of this sort, however, still are
scattered over the state, in more or
less precarious custody.
Many rumors are flying tne rounds
to the effect that express company
people tre going to 6o something to
cave as much as possible of the bacon
they have heretofore considered
There is a rumor of a consolidation
of all express companies ia the coun
try. Then there is another story to
the effect that while these companies
will maintain their gej.arate identities,
yet they may Indulge in consolidation
"f offires in a eitv lik Rmli Island
'or iMUnie. Some rates are to he tfut
Wants Picture of Wounds.
Decatur, 111., Jan. 1. Carl Person,
editor of the Illionis Central Strike
Bulletin, who shot and killed Tony
Musses a Clifton strike breaker, today
refused to have the blood washed off
his face or his injuries given attention
until a photograph had been made of
him. Person wants the picture used
as evidence to show the bruises and
wounds inflicted upon him by Musser
Just before the shooting. Evidence of
six witnesses at the coroner's inquest
today brought out the fact that Mus
ser had met death at the hands of
Person, and the latter is now being
held on a charge of murder.
Duquoln Pioneer Is Dead.
Duquoin, 111., Jan. 1.- -Thomas Cc
naty, pioneer citizen of Duquoin, is
dead here at the age of SS years. He
was a distant relative of Bishop Thom
as Conaty, formerly of the Catholic
diocese of Washington, Ti. C, and now
o? Los Angeles, and was one of the
first section foremen employed by the
Illinois Central on its southern Illinois
Credit for Bible study is given In the
North Dakota high schols. A hundred
students passed the state examination
Sons of farmers In Down and An
trim counties, Ireland, are named as
the beneficiaries of a recent educa
tional bequest of a million dollars.
Many cities hesitate to start open-
air schools because of the supposed
expense, particularly of feeding. In
Green Bay, Wis., the cost of feeding
in the open-air school has been found
to be only 5 1-3 cents per day, or ?3
a year, for each child.
A one-year course in tanning has
been establisJied by Pratt institute,
Brooklyn, N. Y., in cooperation with
the National Association of Tanners.
The course is for men already em
ployed in the tanning industries or
high school students without practical
experience who wish to take up tan
ning. As indicating the educational work
of the Y. W. C. A., there are 42,000
girls and women enrolled in 171 cities
In day or evening classes. Each of
65 associations has an enrollment of
more than 100 students, several of
then registering from 1,500 to 2,000.
In each of 14 cities over 500 students
are registered. Two-fifths of the girls
are in day classes, and the rest in eve
ning classes. There are 26,li'0 stu
dents in household arts.
In New Zealand all males are
obliged to do military drill from 14 to
21 years of age, and schools are re
quired to withhold scholarship grants
from any student who can not prove
that he has complied with the provi
sion of drill. Much opposition has de
veloped, especially among school men.
according to the American Peace society.
Newly naturalised immigrants in
L03 Angeles, Cal., are instructed in
the responsibiliites of American citi-
enship through the social center.
Recognition day" services are held at
the close -tf each term of school. Says
the social nter report; "All the new
citizens who have received their sec
ond papers within the six months are
specially invited to a banquet given by
prominent citiaens as hosts. Later
there is a public meeting in the audi
torium. The program consists of ad
dresses by leading citizens, city,
county and state officials; patriotic
music, motion pictures, and the cere
mony of extending the right hand of
If you treat the world rlcht, if you five
It Its due.
It Is likely to try to deal falrty wtth yon:
If you give It a smile when you have one
Tou will find that the days will more
often be fair.
If you aak for no more thaa you honest
If you look for no more than a proper
On Investments you make and on risks
that you take.
Tow will seldom sit nurstnc a foolish
if you pick out your friends Just for
Of favorlna- those who push you ahead.
Disappointments will soon vet to passing
And the clouds win be fewer that darken
It you cheer where you may and give aid
where you can.
If you learn that gveed never has strength
ened a man.
That selfishness la but a loathsome dls
Tou will find less to grieve you and mueh
more to please.
If you learn that the weak are the ones
Tou will find good In much you have-
viewed with disdain:
If you treat the world right, if you give
It its due
It Is likely to deal pretty fairly with you.
"Does young Gayfeatner amount to
"No, not much."
"Ton don't think, then', that he is of
great Importance in the firm with
which he is connected?"
"Not a great deal. In fact, I should
say he amounts to about as much and
is just about aa important as the holes
In a chunk of Swiss cheese."
"The Young Lady Across the Way"
"Here is another curious thing," said
"Well." the chief replied, after wait
ing for him to proceed, "I'm listening.
What is it?"
"A tourist who is writing about hs
travels in Europe refers to the Ger
mans without calling them phleg
We asked the younri lady across the way if she' intemi d to take an
other semester at school) and she said she tliought it would better to go
right on with the sameT studies she had nw and not try to branch out
too much" I
v i I I rJM
The Poet and His Love.
1 have no heart to sine today."
The poet sadly said;
He laid his much-used pen away
And bowed his weary head.
I have no heart for song today;"
Another sigh was drawn.
What time his wife rose up to say:
"Then ro and mow the lawn."
Starting a Family Row.
"A Kentucky couple," Eaid Mrs.
Si'japklns, "got married a few days ago.
after a courtship which had lasted 50
years." - -
"I suppose," replied Mr. Simpktns,
"the poor old man had become too
feeble to hold out any longer."
The Troubles of Alice.
A lire has a pretty instep
And a dainty ankle, too;
Why. the merest bahe could hardly
Hops to wear her little shoe
It is ejueer how very often
Whv I loiter bv her side
Iovely Alice has to coyly
Tell me that her , shoe's untleC
"I thought you said you told your
wife everything you did."
"It's mighty strange. She hasn't said
a word to my wife about the $10 you
borrowed from me."
Pemlciousneas of General Prosperity.
"Cheer up. Remember that 'every
cloud has a silver lining."
"Yes, I know., but silver's gettln' so
blamed common. Almost everybody
has a chest of it now."
ti was abouj twenty years old when
the organizations which developed tbe-
bire revolution began to exert u in
fluence on Rataian affairs. It is the
fouug who are caught in such move
ments, and I was captivated especial
ly by the secrecy assumed by the nihil
ists. I applied for admission in a cir
cle of the brotherhood and was duly
received as a member.
The nihilists fulfilled the meaning of
tbeir name by assassinating those In
power who stood In the way of their
object- If a person was to be re
moved the circle drew lots to decide
who should do the' deed. I had scarce
ly Joined when it was decided to dis
patch the then minister of the interior,
who was leaving no stone unturned to
hunt out our members and send them
either to Siberia or the gallows. When
this move was decided upon and it was
announced that one of our number
was to be selected by lot to dispatch
the minister I first fully realized that
I had not got into a society of mys
teries, but one of death, and when I
drew the fatal number that compelled
me to become an assassin, in all prob
ability sacrificing my own life as well
as that of the man I was appointed to
kill, I aaw that a choice of two xneth
ods of death was permitted me either
to die doing my work or be hunted
down by an emissary of the society
and killed. 1
I managed to keep tip a show of
resolution before my fellow members
of the circle, appearing to accept the
duty that had fallen to my lot. I went
homo conscious that I would be watch
ed from the moment I left the meeting
to see that I made no attempt to shirk
my work. Once in my room I began to
think .what I should do.
All my nature revolted against com
mitting what to me was murder. I
had joined the society, as I hare said.
not from a desire to emancipate Rus
sia, but because I had been caught by
the mystery surrounding It. I resolv
ed at once that I would choose death
rather at the hands of my companions
than by being cut down as an assas
sin. Hope is never extinct In youth,
and I hoped to get out of Russia by
eluding those who were watcfltng me.
if I could do this I might reach some
distant land America or Australia in
which, by changing my name and al
tering my appearance, I might be dead
to the world.
To lay plans and take measures ta
assassinate a government official of
high rank in Russia required time.
What I decided upon was to pretend
to enter upon the preliminaries of my
work as though my intention was to
carry It out In this way T would at
tempt to disarm suspicion and havs
the better chance for flight. I took my
father into my confidence, giving him
to understand that he was to divulge
the 8ituaiioButA.no eaV-.not even a
memoer or tne lainuy. tie was, or
course, crushed by the news, but offer
ed me what I needed money to carry
oat my plan of flight and subsequent
vanishment from the world.
He was of assistance to me in an
other way. i had. a sister a year
younger than myself, who much re
sembled me. My father secured a
passport for her to leave Russia on
the ground that he intended to send
her to Berlin to study music. Our
plan was for me to pass the border
dressed in her clothes and under her
passport. VI needed only to secure a
woman's wig. which my father bought
for me. My beard was scant and of
so light a . color that when closely
shaved it was not noticeable, especial
ly under a veil. Having purloined and
put on my sister's clothes fortunately
she was Just my height and bid my
father an affectionate adieu. I sallied
forth in the middle of the afternoon
and went by a roundabout route, do
ing some shopping by the way. to the
railway station, reaching It Just in
time to make a through train.
Knowing the watchfulness of the
members of the nihilist circle appoint
ed to see that I did not escape, I feart.
ed every moment to see some one of
them spying upon me. But my plan of
personating my sister was an admira
ble one. and I doubt not that though
my home was being watched when I
made my exit the watcher was deceiv
ed to think that it was she who was
going out. I had no trouble In passimr
the border under my passport, but that
I bad chosen to go through In. the
night gave me a great advantage. .1
breathed freer when I found myself
rolling along on German soil, but real
ized that a lifelong peril was in store
I had no baggage with me." so on
reaching Berlin I provided myself
with some before going to a hotel. I
bought a portmanteau and filled it
with new clothes, telling the' store
keeper that they were for my brother,
who was an invalid and conld not
i as iK
:st they 1 regarded Arneri:
friucipal refnge for sn?h out?!a,sts fro;
teir organization as I, fieyjpnse tber.
lno government spying o.- strangpril
here as there is abroad.. I took tb3
risk of answering my fatjRers letter
hat when the time came A-ound for i
reply to njy missive I deceived n
making no mention of nTn. wbatevw
I was terror atrirken. fr I knew tb
my fellow aihilists hadfy been watch!
my father's mail itibi3es8 bavl
confederates in the ptCtoffice-Hind b(
secured my letter.
I now. saw that I
link tbst bound 0
bad by tbwHime le.
ltsh and changed
would not Jjttray
Sines I SDOke F,
chose Antolae di
turned tbe ..An
Lea vine ulf flua.
I was Tievr ag(
few days appeal
ver as Du Bols.
. For several yf
life. The mon(
nt sever the la
to the past tf
and my father. I
rned a little En
name to on thr
Bcis, though I soo
ne into Antbon-
tera at dead of nigh
In seen there, but ia
ed In the city of Dei
cover that I
found ft dlj
the west, , j
way there i
How I hi
do with thl
ara I "lived a stomadt
my father had giv
me having ben exhausted, I hln
myself out wherever I could find wot
to do. Sometimes it was cleric
sometimes menlaL At one time I droit
a cab. I would stay In a place tin)
met some one whom I had known a
Russia or, dfretendlng to be a seen
agent of the! nihilists, get In with Ra
ere real agents and ds.
ey had my real name aid
Id to inform upon ire V
er such circumstances I
cult to get employmeit
ew discoveries of geld it
begged and worked nj
d became a prospector.
ppened to become the p
gold mine has nothing ti
story. I sold it and. prt
ting my fortune Into thousand dolar
banknotes, placed them in pockets I
side my c ethlng. which I arrangsi
myself, and went 'east. e
Five yeai a had now passed alnes t
left Russis . The nihilist moveme x
was still in progress, having not y
led up to t be revolution. I was tlrsd
of remaining In hiding and. having til
wherewithal to enjoy life, detennlcei
to change 1 ny outward appearance t
fore the 7 rld and live in accordant
with my n eans. This, of course Idd
me more 111 ble to detection by my e te
rn I es, but If preferred to take the rhtt
rather thanV be continually trying ta
avoid some vne. I lived in New Yak
at a fashionable hotel f '
I had resided there about a yr
when one evening a servant approach
ed me with a card, saying that a laflj
was waiting for me in a private ptr
lor. The najme on the card wis Scptii
Palzoff. ana in pencil was written .;'!
friend of jpnr sister's." The tempta
tion to speak ' with a connecting link
with dear inee at heme was too great
1'dF IB& Ttt'flTni.ta.Ha? tUCke itin
a few. mutes. then yielded. Uolnf
to the appointed place, a young la&j
met me, tad dressed me by my res
name and said that before Ieavinr
Russia she had been informed by rot
sister that she had a brother who had
disappeared.- and she suspected he war
in America. She had given the lady I
photograph of me. with the request
that if she met me to beg me to com
back to my family. j
It seemed from this that my sister,
having urfver been Informed by my fa
ther as t the cause of my disappeir
ance, had innocently given me awl.
Had 6he done so, or had the nihllUts
got it out of her? ' ;
Sophia j won nay confidence. I was
hungry (or the society of some on
who knef me for my real Identity, i
did not-fi't her know that 1 was a
fugitive tifder a ban of death. 1 tdd
ter that llhad left Russia with a view
to make nlyself independent of my fa
ther and pledged her to write nothlsf
to Russia concerning me. She belie
ed, or pre ended to believe, my story
and made he promise.
With So; '"ia Palzoff for a constat1
companion I drifted gradually bad
into the co ndition of a living man ant
being witl 1 her continually, came
love her. i One evening 1 drove brf
out In my far. and when we were patt
ing tbroiffh a vvoxl I told ner oft
ban that! ftod upon me and tiered
her to bi' me bear It as my wlfei t f
I ' could that she was moved V
some po-Tfu! emotion.
"If I '" sBe said, "there will Is
two of i under sentence of death
stead of 'j
"What!10 yn mean?" I gasped. I j
'I wn Jseut to America by the nitf
Ists to kl1 you."
That as many years ago. Sops
and I lilr heen living together sinw
then asf nin and wife. For mat'
years wp succeeded In losing ourselna
In the nw,rt ot South Ameriit. Winn
the revf'ution took the place of niSE
therefore come for them himself. Oav- ism tbH latter in its eftrlier form pa-
Tho World's Meanest Man.
We have Just heard of the world's
meanest man- ' He doesn't like hla
wife's red hair, so he Is trying, by fill
ing her daya with care, to cause it to
Most of the men who think the world
ta against them are so Insignificant
that the world has never noticed hem
Dora's Musical "sous.
Gustavo Dore, the famous painter
and engraver, once bought a villa on
the outskirts of Paris and wrote over
the entrance this musical rebus. Do,
mi. at do. re. This, properly Inter
preta III "Domicile a Dore." or ia
Illah "Home of Dora."
Ing made my purchases. I hired a room 1 ed aw.
In a hotel where I cbanped my; an- we ha1"
parel and walked out throagb arfIo I
door without attracting any attentat.
leaving my feminine garb in the roorn.-
Going straight to n railway station. j
took a train for Hamburg, whence r
nailed for fhe United States, under the" I
name of Feter MictiuiuwKkl. entertnd i
my residence as Warsaw, in Kuasiai
It bad been agreed between in?
father and myself tbat he was t
write me from time to time, provided
be could do so without giving a cle'nr
to my whereabouts. Ills first lettffr
was to be addressed lo roe as Peter
Micbalowski at the point where j 1
would land, at the general delivery
of the postofflce. I remained thtve l'"
I received a letter from him pos!
During the last few ye
not scrupled to show otf-
ir.J w our . tree, identity to t
wdr'J. But we are now old.' Thr
ct part f our lives was passed la
Jan. 1 in American
from Viborc. a town in 1'l.ilaml. i"t
far from Sr. Petersburg. He lnforn
ma that InoniriM hud hiu.n nuuin or
me at home, by atrange persons.
doubtless the inquirers were nihil
It was evident to me that thi cil
would send out a description oin'
agents in other countries wf b
A I t
177( treneral .Washington wrote t
v41ie- president of congress: "W
hoisted the I'ulon flag In comp '
meet to the united colonies.
T.'s day giving commencement t
tue new army."
1S70 Resumption of specie payr
In ihe rnlted States after sus
' ? sion for over eighteen year.
1013 The United States parcel
J service was inaugurated.
f Cheerful Postscript.
Joues The Hrowiis have bought j ,
csri Wife ('.ni't van &:iv .Mithin4 1
vW-rfnl once in awhile? Jones TtV
nurai uiaeuiue i ever saw and sew ;
i y r.n
band at that: Chicago News. V.
dera to locate me If possible.
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