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THE AJtGUS, THUKiSDA MAKCH16, 1893.
i bit shed Daily and Weekly i M24 Second
Avenue. Boek Island.
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civ character, political or religious, mast have
real name attaches for publ cailou. No aach
arttelea will be printed .ver Hun. ions signature,
A dot mo a ft eommnnlcaritm n-t noticed.
Correspondence solicited fru . very township
n nock lalana connijr .
Thursday, March 16. 1893.
Ex-Seckktakt Noblk says that
cabinet life is tlesirable but expen
sive. It cost him $30,000 a year over
and above his salary durinjr his in
cumbency. No Tronder there were
several democrats who didn't want to
be members of the cabinet.
r resident Cleveland has not
changed his habits since he was in
the White house before. Every
morning nince inauguration day he
has been at his desk hard at work by
7 o'clock, and midnight has found
him still at that desk nearly every
night. It is well that he has such in
dustrious habits, as up to the present
time he has been given but little
time to work between the hours of 10
a. m. and 6 p.m., owing to his nu
Congressm an Cable is said to be
whetting his knife for Judge Tree's
ambition. As a north side man
Judge Tree is used to fighting cables,
though. Chicago Post.
But Mr. Tree will bo very apt to
find the Rock Island Cable a little
more difficult to manipulate than any
of those he has been ' lighting on
the north side in Chicago. Indeed
lie will tind he will need an entirely
new kind of controlling lever, or lie
will find that he is treed" in earn
nest. It is more than probable that Pres
ident Cleveland and his cabinet are
giving more attention to the critical
financial condition of the country,
than they are to making appoint
ments to office. The offices can wait,
but the continued demands on the
treasury for gold must W met or the
country will be plunged into a panic,
the results and end of -which no man
can predict. Secretary Carlisle is
confident of being able to meet all de
mands for gold, but is not prepared
to make his plans public. The prev
alent opinion seems to be that an is
sue of bonds will have to be made.
Efficiency r llallot Reform.
The complete success of the reform
ersteni in so large a proportion of the
states makes certain its speedy adopt ion
in the remaining states. At the begin
ning of the present year the only states
still without it were Kansas and Idahc
in the north, and Alabama, Florida,
Georgia, Louisiana. North Carolina,
South Carolina and Virginia in the
south. All these ought to have it em
bodied in their statutes before the next
presidential election comes around, and
the chances are that all of them will do
so. In no part of the country is the re
form more urgent or more salutary in
its results than in the south. It sub
jects the negro voters to the same test of
intelligence which is imposed in the
north, and thus rernores all ground of
complaint in case a portion of such vot
ers are not aide to exercise their rights
It is estimated by the leaders of Tam
many Hall in New York city that the
new system deprives them of from 8,000
to 10,000 votes in every election, because
of the inability of the most ignorant
voters to cope with the requirements of
the law. The exclusion from the polls
of voters so densely ignorant as this,
whether they be in the north or the
south, or whether they be black or white,
is far from being a public misfortune,
and is also far from constituting a defect
in the new voting method. Century.
St. Teresa In tlie United States.
Teresa Urrea, the living patron saint
of the Yaqni Indians, who was banished
from her mountain home in Mexico sev
eral months ago by order of government
authorities, the charge against her being
that she was working np a spirit of war
fare among the Indians, is making her
home at Nogales, A. T.t just across the
Mexican line. She continues to perform
many miraculous cures by 6imply laying
on of hands, and thousands of ignorant
Mexicans nnd Indians have visited her
since sho was exiled. The people of No
gales hava taken a kindly interest in the
remarkable girl, whose powers of heal
ing the sick and afflicted are mysterious.
"St." Teresa is a beautiful girl, 17 years
of age, Cor. St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
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A BREAK FOR FREEDOM.
A ST. PATRICK'S DAY STORY BY ERNEST
JARROLD (MICKY FINN)-
".Copyright, 1883, by American. Press Associa
tion. HE shades of St.
Patrick's eve set
tled swiftly down
upon the found
ling asylum. The
rain was fall
ing drearily. The
wind seemed to
sigh and sob the
words, "The Hi
bernians will get wet tomorrow." The
doors had been closed for the night; the
200 boys had eaten supper and at 9
o'clock had been sent to the dormitories
at the big building's top. The boys had
gone to bed, the keepers had made the
final tour of examination, and all the
foundlings slept save bright eyed Mi
chael Ryan, of whom one keeper had
"You never know what the little rascal
will do next."
Michael Lad lived his life of twelve
rears in absolute freedom. For weeks
at a time he had not slept in a bed, choos
ing the piers and doorways of the busi
ness houses rather than the abuse and
contumely of his home. And now that
he was shut tip in a big stone building
the native desire for freedom made his
spirit chafe at confinement as a young
tiger gnaws at his bars.
And as he lay there in the darkness it
occurred to little Mike that tomorrow
was St. Patrick's Day the day when
the streets were filled with marching
regiments of men; when music pulsated
Dn the air; when gayly decorated horses
pranced and cheers aroused echoes in
the long brick, canyonlike streets. Mike's
heeks flushed as he remembered previ-
3us St. Patrick's davs, when he had par
ticipate in the festivities and gazed in
ecstasy upon the flying banners. But
tins year he reflected angrily that grim
walls shut him in on all sides; that
watchful keepers were ready to shut off
ny attempt to escape.
But hope came to him. Perhaps, after
ill, he might escape. He had sat up in
the gallery of a Bowery theater and had
5M?n Monte Cristo cut his wav through
fourteen feet of solid rock and then
thrown over a cliff a hundred feet liigh
n a bag. And still Monte Cristo es
caped. Why couldn't he do it? With
beating heart he sat up in bed. A crim
inal confined for life never longed for
liberty inort' sincerely than did that for
lorn waif. He reflected that he was in
the top story of the building, at least
sixty feet from the ground. He coull
hear the fierce March wind driving the
rain against the windows in sharp gusts.
nil! tins dad not dampen his euthusi-
ism. He would brave much more than
a wetting to get outside the w-Jl and
walk behind the procession. But he
must have assistance. Who could he
ret to help him? There were plentv of
dovs who would like to escape, but few
who had the nerve to attempt it. He
aientally rejected them all but Patsev
Flaherty as lacking in some characteris
tic necessarv for the undertaking.
Ha, he's just the lad," muttered Mike
:o himself. Patsey slept on the other
side of the dormitory. So Mike got out
jf his bed, with bare feet, and dropping
on his knees crept softly until he reached
Patsey s bed. The boy was sleeping
peacefully. One grimy hand was thrown
Dut.side the quilt. Tiiis Mike seized gen
tly and began to squeeze it. Patsey
moved uneasily and then awoke. He
was frightened and would have cried out
in alarm had not Mike put a hand ovor
bis mouth. Mike muttered:
"Keep quii-t. Patsey: it's only me."'
What do you want. Miko?" whisnered
Do you want to see ue purcession?"
asked Mike. "What pvircession?" in
De St. Patricks D. y t. ima,?." -Why,
is dcy goin to leave r.s out?" inquired
"Is aw," was the reply, ' -"y woulun't
leave a cat out o' dis. Me an you'll go
Dnt widor.t cskin "cm." By this tLu.'s
Patsey vraa thoroughly interesteJ
"Who was b:. Patrick, lie said.
Whv," answered Mike, "ain't you never
heerd o' him? He's de priest wot driv
all the snakes out o" Ireland. He was a
cvant ten feet hitiit. He was a torrer-
Dreu, sure, ne was, an no mistake. t,v-
f-ry year de bauds gos out, and de Ili
beraiaus and do L;::il 1 ;v.i.e and de
St. Patrick's sassieties puts on dere
Sunday cloth;?: and goes out in the street,
an do baud plays Joh:--:y, Get Ycr Gun
an 'Boora-ta-ra an "St. Patrick's Day
in de JIo'clu.' It's groat, Patsey; it's
great. Le's g"
, Pr.tsey s eyes dilated as I:e listened to
this glowing recital. His red liair almost
rose on his head with anticipation.
How kin we go? ho whispered.
"Wot's do iriiittcr wid de windy?" in
"Dat s all right, Mike, said Patsey,
palpitating in the darkness, "but dv; win-
dv's sixty foot high."
All, don't be gittin nifty, Patsey,"
said Mike. "Lay low; lay low," he con
tinned as a head rose above the cover
let in an adjoining bed. Mike dropped
softly to the floor. They waited until
the head tank upon the pillow again;
then Mike said:
"Put on yer duds an come over to my
In less than two minutes the boys had
donned their clothes, all but their shoes.
Then they both got into Mike's bed and
pulled the clothes over their heads so
that they could arrange their plans to
gether without danger of being over
heard. "Yonll be de sojer an I'll be de gineral.
See, Patsey," said Mike in a muffled tone,
with his mouth close to Patsey's ear,
"well -take de bedcorda out o' your bed
an my bed an tie 'em togedder. See?
Den well slide down de rope to do groun
an skin out over do walL Hey, how
does dat hit ye?"
"Dat's great, Mile; dat's great," an
swered Patsey. "Ol y we mus'n't make
no noise., 'cause de odder kids'll ret onto
us nnrt wnt to go along."
Leaving Mike's bed and going back to
his own, Patsey placed the bedclothes
and the mattresses softly npon the floor
in the darkness and began untying the
bedcord. It was knotted so tightly that
he often had to use his teeth. His heart
beat a lively tattoo against his ribs as he
gnawed away at the knots, but after an
hour's hard work he held the rope in his
hand and walked softly over to where
Mike was still at' work. Both boys ut
tered a sigh of relief as Miko untied the
last knot, and the two ropes were care
fully tied together.
" What'll we tie de rope to?" asked Pat
sey as they stood under the deep em
brasured window in the 4-foot wall.
We'll bring my bed over an tie it to
dat," was the reply.
This was a very difficult job, as the
bed was of iron, 6 feet long and 4 feet
wide. But they were materially assisted
in their task by a rift in the clouds
which permitted a little light to steal in
the window. After they had secured
the rope to the iron railing of the bed
Mike crawded upon the window sill and
raised the sash, and while Patsey hung to
his feet he leaned out and looked down
ward. Only a black void met his gaze.
He crawled back into the room much
more quickly than lie had gone out,
"Patsey, tu one o' your shoes to de
rope till we see is it long enough to
reach do gronn."
The leather plummet was swung off
into space by Mike, who turned a min
uta later and whisjiered eagerly:
"I felt de shoe hit de groun, Patsey.
Do rope's long euongh."
Then the natural fear caused by the
darkness and the thought of hanging by
a thin cord against a cold wall sixty f e t
high began to have its effect. Mike
crawled back into the room again, and
with white face and chattering teeth
"Patsey, yon go down fust. You're
lighter don I am. De rope might break
wid me. nn den vou couldn't git down.
Patsey did rot s.e th' selfishness of
the proposal, but h- was frank enough
to s:iv. D:it's ail li'iht, Mike, but I'l.l
Of com'sc you're afraid," sneered
Mike in a teas--1 whisper. "I knowed
4 -aAr- ---.--u
INTO IUS HANDS.
.-.i.j't got no saud.
. ; - den to wake
T" ;? sanel-ing i.f the March wind
s" :: J. io rise to a shout of nprourion3
l.;ugh:.'r, in which little Patsey could
hear the sringin-j reproach: "You're
afraid! You're afraid! You're afraid!"
It began to look as if the project woul 1
have to be abandoned, wht n the patter
of bare feet was faintly hoard on ih
floor, and another boy joined the group.
"What's youse mugs doiu?" asked a
thin, piping voice.
"Oh. go iktek to bed. Pndoen Reilly."
f il l Mike amrily.
"Come off de perch. Mike," said Pnd
got'n. "I won't five de snap away. Lem
nie in, will ye?"
An idea occurred to Mike. Pudgeen
was lighter by several pounds than either
Patsey or himself. Turning to him he
"Pudgeen. we're goin down a rope to
de grov.n to march wid do Hibernians in
de St. Patrick's D:v j ar.ide tomorrer.
De l.ands'll play, r.ii de i -s'll ! flyin.
an de drr.nn an de lifr.-'ll jaake music.
It's better den do Fourth o' July, Pud
geen." "D.it's so," exclaimed Pudgeen. "I
want to go. Leiiiinc in wid ye, will ve,
"Course we will. Pndgen." said Pat
sey. "Git on jvr clo'es and bring yer
shoor. i;i yer hand."
Scarcely a minnle elr.psed before Pud
geen v. as back :;t the window with hi
f.3 5..? Jrri r.-h. 'iT'&i.iii-'
"D'YE VEK Y-M. PATSEY?"
eh-vs i:i his hand. But the conspirators
were loo t ..rev. d to permit Pudgeen to
look out cf tho window before he began
the -lcr.cc-nt. They lifted him np with
Ids :"e"t outward, and with eager, sup-j-r--
...J v. Iff-; Jiclahued:
i.'ow. Fm-gtea. bar..; on tight an slide
do. ii to dn Tror.n. We'll lire yer shoes
Pr.d;;;ra slid over the rill into the
darhnes.. The i ro.el cord cut into his
v'KZt- f?.-w-!v ilownwHril
Ulr.: r.roug t v;aa caugnt ana
sw:iye . i iTn b.tcirwar.1 :t. 1 forward un
til 1. -un : round. Mi';co was leaning
out ti iii wi.idow csiiiAUg to him gently,
:;-:;- tiah'.! Hani; tight!" until he
ULf. pc: red 'in the i-V.-Lntss. Nearly a
minute had claused when the cord snd-
r-S;v! ' -,V- i- VoEu:-'"JLrPNB'
Idenly loosetfl. Pudgeen had siid sarely
to within twenty feet of the ground,
J when the rope broke. He fell, and, strik
ing his head against the building, rolled
unconscious on the ground. His fright
ened crv was caneht up bv.the wind us
it tell, so tli it it was inaudible to the
boys above. When the rope slackened
Mike exclaimed joyfully:
"Now, didn't I tell ye 'twas all right?
Pudgeen's de stuff! Now it's ycur turn,
Patsey would have retreated even now,
but the fe8r of being called a coward
nerved W heart, and a minute later he,
too, was swaying like a pendulum be
tween earth and heaven. Patsey came
to the end of the dangling rope before he
knew it and dropped off aa easily as an
overripe apple drops from a tree. Fortu
nately he fell upon his feet, somewhat
shocked, but unhurt, and looked up in
time to see Mike begin the perilous jour
ney, just after he had thrown a rain i f
shoes out of the window. Patsey tried
to warn Mike of his danger, but the wind
was rioting so boisterously that he could
not make himself heard, and Mike, too,
plumped down and rolled over unliur..
Strangely enough, neither one of the boys
noticed the unconscious form of Pud
geen. Thinking he had preceded then
over the high wall, they quickly started
to follow him. Mike was able to find
only one shoe in the darkness, and so he
escaped with one foot covered only with
a btocking. But what ave thoes or food
or drink whe.i liberty beckons?
Far off ii the distant sky were the
twinkling lights of the glorious city
dimly shining through the rain. With
eager, stumbling feet they ran farther
and farther away from the hated stone
building until out of breath. Then they
turned and looked back. Lights were
shining iu the windows of the big black
building. Their flight had lioen discov
ered by the watchman when he made his
midnight tonr. The lwys knew that the
mounted jxIice would soon le in hot
pursuit, and so they started on again.
With bmiseu feet and panting breasts,
onward they staggered, and ever nearer
came the golden lights.
"Dat's Harlem," gasped Mike. "Keep
in de dark, Patsey! Keep in do dark!
As soon as we get3 to de lights I'll show
ye how to giv' de coppers de slip!"
The morning of St. Patrick's Day
broke cheerless and cold. The rain was
still falling. The streets were ankle deep
in mud and water. Over an iron grat
ing in the sidewalk on Park row, through
which came blasts of hot air from the
cellars under a big print ing office, stood
two loys. Both were splashed with mud,
and one wore only one shoe. But the
youthful faces were flushed with a joy
which made them almost radiant. From
far up the street came the blissful music
of "St. Patrick's Day in the Morning,"
and the little ears hungering for melody
drank it iu as a sponge absorbs water.
"Do purcession is a-comin. Patsey!'
gasped Mike breathlessly. Then as the
marching men swept around the corner
he continued: "Dere's de Hilernians. an
dcre's de St. Patricks! D'ye see 'em,
Patsey? Ha. ain't dey great! T'ree
cheers fer St. Patrick! Come on, Patsey;
le's git behind!"
And together these waifs, drinking in
the sweets of liberty, hungry, yet happy,
marched down the muddy streets behind
the procession nnd sang iu nnison to the
amusement of the veterans in front:
AVe shouMered guns and marched and marched
From Basler r rret way up to Avcnya A.
l)e drums and fifes did sweetly, sweetly play
As we marched, marched, marched behind de
Through all the morning hours they
kept pace with the men, triumphant,
ecstatic. But such gladness was too
gooa to lasr, ror tno mounted ponce
bore down upon them like eagles and
carried thorn back to the big stone
building, tired out, but exultant. And
as the keeper received them with a stern
face they looked up defiantly and Patsey
"We had a great time ennvhow. We
marched wid de St. Patrick's parade,
an we don't care if we do git a lickiu,
do we. Mike?"
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