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cheek. With an exclamation she quickly "You know the phosphorescence was brushed it away. The steady tramp, really very pretty” tramp, tramp ceased; she heard the off- "Doubtless,”-he acquiesced with a cer coming down the ladder, and drew tinge of sarcasm in his tone. back against the cabin-for she was And I was listening. I heard all you afraid that he might wonder at her being said—” there at that hour, and stop to speak. “Yes, I am content. You wanted to

"What's this?” It was not the officer's stop me, and you did effectually, the voice. “Why aren't you in bed?” Farrell phosphorescence idea was a good onepulled one cold hand from its big pocket. "You need not be so sarcastic-" "It's too damp out here, there's a fog “No, not now. The hour permits coming up—"

pain talk. We've only a little while left. "I couldn't stand it in my room, it's I understand, little girl. You feel sorry hot," the girl muttered.

for me, you've worried over it all, my "But you're shivering now with the

words and your carelessness. You've dampness. I beg you to go to bed. Be- made yourself wretched and come out sides you ought not to be out here. It's here, because-well, that wretchedness very late.”

drove you out. And now, because I hap“You may go on. I am going to stay pened down that gangway and stumbled out a little longer.”

against you, your heart has softened; "I know-" Farrell put the hand back

you are moved by pity to try and patch in the pocket-"But I shall go on when over what you said. It's all fair; I'm you do. If you are going to stay here, afraid I'm a bit off tonight. I'm going to find some rugs for you.”

She pulled her hands out of her ulster. She felt tempted to run, but stood motionless until he returned and pulled face.

The wind was driving the rain in her up a steamer chair.

"Oh, you are so certain about all that, At least sit down,” he said coldly. that I suppose you are right. I guess “Almost every one's gone below. You'll

you are—" but her voice quivered a litbe undisturbed. Let me make you com- tle. fortable and you can go to sleep. I'll

He was looking away and could not 'smoke a bit, and keep watch.”

see her face. He scarcely heard her "I don't want you to sit down—I'm words. not cold—nor sleepy—and I don't need “Yes, you're pitying me and I thank you to keep watch.” Another tear you for even the pity. Now that that has rolled down her cheek and this one she been given, hadn't you better go below, did not brush away.

for it's raining pretty hard.” “Oh, very well." He was not going “Yes, I'll go below.” to argue with her. He threw the rugs She walked straight toward the cabin down and pulled out his pipe, filled it door. At the threshold she paused. The and struck a match which went out. He smile on her face as she turned to him struck another and by its light saw her was sweet, though it only trembled there face distinctly, and noticed the wet path an instant. of the last tear.

"'Ships that pass in the night,' you Farrell smoked on in silence, walking know-" back and forth far from her. The wind He closed his fingers over the hand freshened and the mist turned into a resting on the door frame. drizzling rain.

And speak each other in passing,'” "It's a nasty night we're having," he he took up the words, “'only a signal remarked as he walked by. There was shown and a distant voice in the darkno answer.

ness'; good night, little one. We'll reach "Mr. Farrell," she finally faltered. Sandy Hook by noontime." "Well;" he knocked the ashes from

There was a great deal of bustle his pipe and went to her.

aboard the next morning. Miss Fay was

little apart.

very busy. She spent almost the entire from now," he touched her arm. In the time in packing. When she came on deck excitement no one was noticing them. Lincoln and others were waiting for her. “You may,” she half smiled, but there Farrell was not in evidence; but when was a wistful look in her eyes. “You the customs officer boarded the ship, he have my address, and I have yours." appeared.

"We'll call that a bargain, little girl. "I'll see that your luggage is attended That will be something. Come, they're to,” he said and walked away. Lincoln, lowering the gang plank.” standing close at hand, muttered some- "Well, it's over. I hate to say goodthing under his breath about a sullen bye,” she said as Lincoln joined them, fool.

his face flushed with excitement. He The girl saw scarcely anything of Far- had found scores of friends awaiting rell until the steamer had reached her him. dock and the passengers were leaning The girl was tired when she reached far over the rail and shouting wildly to her cousin's, and she excused herself the people standing below. She stood a early in the evening. Sitting in her open

window she listened to the distant roar "Then you have no friends waiting for of the city and watched the glowing, you?" Farrell asked, as he joined her. flickering lights. After a little she took

“No, no one knew Aunt Mary was some note paper from her suit-case. going to send me home on this boat. “I'll just write a line or two," she And I had no time to write, you know. thought. "I don't believe I thanked How happy the people all are. Shall you

him.' go directly to the West? I think you She commenced to write almost untold me that you intended to do so." consciously. It was as if her pen was

"I might as well. My playtime's over. forming the simple sentences. And you?"

"I'm lonely tonight; I want the old “Oh, I am going to my cousin's in the way back again, for the restlessness has city. I wish you were to stop over." come.

You didn't understand why I Farrell laughed. “How formal we went out on deck last night, nor did I are growing," he muttered.

understand myself when I went, but now "I want to thank you for all you I know and I shall tell you. I cannot be have done for me, and Aunt Mary will happy until—" thank you when she returns," then she She put her pen down suddenly, ventured, “I shall stay at my cousin's un- watching the lights twinkle and glimmer til I hear from uncle,-and-why, I in the distance. Then she picked up the don't believe you are interested at all!” sheet of paper and kissed it.

"I was thinking of something else; of "He said it was all right. Perhaps I that day on the Rhine when you laughed misunderstood him, who knows." She at my ideas of love and all that, and said drew her finger across the words she you should never marry until you had had written and then tore the note into had all your play out

small bits. "I meant it,” Miss Fay colored a little. "You remember everything, don't you?" John Farrell took a sudden leave of

"Yes, about you. Well, I'll give you absence one September and went East. five more years to play, then you'll be He made no explanation and his staff serious and someone else will be with was a little at a loss to understand his you then, while I'm plugging away on a action, but they went on working withWestern newspaper."

out him. Miss Fay looked at him intently. He stopped in New York a day, then

Do you mean that? Five years is a went on to Springfield, where he put up long while, and much may happen in at a hotel for the night. He was well that time; the West is a long way off, known, the West could not claim his litand memory softens everything."

erary work, and he met many acquaint"I should like to see you five years ances.

After a hurried breakfast he called a ing the chairs, "they've been in Europe, carriage. Some one at the desk asked you know, all summer-" him if he was in Springfield on business. Farrell sat down. "Oh, yes, they've He did not answer for a moment, but been in Europe. May I write a note at looked nervous and worried.

this desk?” He opened it without wait“No,” he replied shortly, and walked ing for permission. His eye first fell on away.

a photograph. He recognized it. It was Acts odd,” said the questioner as he Lincoln. turned to a companion. "These literary "And-is-this her husband?” he chaps are queer customers.”

asked slowly. It was cold for September and Farrell "Yes, an' sure he's not good enough found himself shivering. He gave a

for the child. I'm thinking that she card to the driver and stepped into the didn't love him overmuch." carriage, staring hard at the end of his Farrell had commenced to write. cane. He seemed to ride for hours and There were only a few lines. It was he started as the driver pulled up before more of a scrawl. a roomy, old-fashioned house. Windows "So on the ocean of life we pass and speak

one another, and doors were thrown wide open; there Only a look and voice, then darkness again

and a silence!" was a bustle of preparation about the en

-John Farrell. tire place. He stopped unconsciously to His hand trembled a little as he signed pick a flower from one of the beds and

his name. put it in his buttonhole. Then he rang “Will you give that to Miss—Mrs. the bell but it seemed a very long time Lincoln, tell her I called, here is my before the little maid appeared.

card. And—” he did not finish, but "Does Miss Fay live here?” he asked. turned away. At the door he stopped. The maid twisted her apron in a quan- "Be good to her,” he said thickly. dary until an old woman appeared.

The old nurse stood irresolute with the "Come in, come in, the latter urged. note in her hand. She stopped him. “Miss Fay? Yes, but bless you, she's “Are you well, sir?" she asked, timidly. not here now, we're just getting the “Perfectly." He smiled and nodded, house ready for her. They're coming but his white face belied his words. back the latter part of the week.”

"Something's wrong with him," she Farrell followed her into the old-fash- muttered. Standing in the doorway she ioned library. "Oh, they're coming watched him as he entered the carriage back," he repeated with curious empha- and rolled away. He had dropped his sis.

head on his hand. The woman did not “Yes, bless her heart. I was the understand, but she felt it all. “Poor child's nurse when she was a baby," she man,” she sighed, as the carriage was explained. "Yes, they're coming back," lost in the street's busy throng, "poor and she bustled around the room arrang


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The remarkable success of the College the housekeeper, the teacher, and wageof Agriculture of the University of Wis- earners of every class who are unable to consin in helping the farmers of the attend college, so that they may increase state with the solution of their practical their practical knowledge and their opproblems has led President Van Hise portunities for advancement. and the university regents to extend the This extension work of the university same methods of instruction to the man will be done through correspondence in the shop, the clerk, the bookkeeper, courses, which will be simple and practical, and will be given at a cost so low has prepared three courses, each of forty as to cover only the expense of mainte- weekly lessons, including the elements of nance. It is planned to have these cor- political economy, transportation and the respondence courses fit into the regular labor movement and socialism. The first courses of the university in such a way course will give a general survey of the as to inspire young men and women fundamental principles, with a discuswith an ambition to continue study at sion of leading economic problems, such Madison and fit themselves for higher as trusts, taxation, trades unions, railpositions.

roads, money and banking. In the secThe schedule arranged for this work ond course the relation of railroads to has been planned with a view to meeting other branches of industrial life will be as far as possible, all demands that may considered, with the growth of the presbe made upon the department. Courses ent system, combinations, rates and in mathematics, languages, history, Eng- fares, discriminations and public regulalish literature, politics and economics,

Considerable attention will be education and philosophy, business meth- given state and federal legislation and ods and engineering will be included.

recent court decisions on railroad quesOf special interest to public officials, in tions. The growth, policies and methods both municipal and rural districts, is the

of labor organizations, the conditions of course on highway construction to be employment, the trend of wages, public given by W. O. Hotchkiss of the geology activity in behalf of the workers, and, department of the university, who has finally, the significance of the socialist's been making special

special investigations appeal to the laboring classes, are to be throughout the state this summer re- considered in the third course. garding the construction and mainte

The elements of political science will nance of good roads. His course in be treated in five courses. One course cludes a consideration of both country will devote twenty weeks to the organroads and city streets, their construction, ization, methods and present-day probdrainage, bridges, culverts, and a de- lems of national government, and a simtailed study of the merits of various pav

ilar time to American states and municiing materials. Fifteen courses in business adminis- palities and their problems. A second

course will treat of the law, of journaltration are offered by the department of political economy.

These include sub- ism and business; a third of legislatures jects fundamental in all business activi- and political parties; a fourth of Amerties-courses in business forms, corre- ican diplomacy and world politics, and a spondence, organization and manage- fifth with constitutional and institutional ment, bookkeeping, commercial, financial law. and factory accounting, with a study of All courses will be so related and adthe cost of production, office appliances justed as to meet the need of the indiand systems, advertising, salesmanship, vidual worker, and the instructors at buying, credits and collections, financial Madison will give personal attention to operations and a general course on the each student in a way that is not always practical problems of business manage- possible in large classes in an institument, Every one of the thirty students tion. Each student will be assisted in who was graduated from the regular finding the course best suited to his university course in business administra- needs. The local centers for the work tion last June obtained a good position will generally be in the libraries and before receiving his diploma, and large schools of the various communities, and business houses sent more requests for when possible students will be gathered such graduates than could be met. there by the teachers and study leaders The department of political economy

for conference and discussion.


the American Association for Promotion of Agricultural Science, and the Association of Southern Entomologists.

Superintendent of Schools Elson of Cleveland, O., has introduced a new course of study for pupils in schools of the elementary grade. The children are to be taught just what are the duties of the mayor, the city council, the police department, the board of health, and so on. These are things that coming citizens need to know about, and an early start is desirable. "Such a course," says Mr. Elson, "should be particularly valuable in a city like Cleveland, where there is a large foreign element."

The trustees of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching unanimously voted, at their annual meeting in New York, to refer to their executive committee an appeal from State and land grant universities and colleges for participation in the benefits of the foundation. Discussion of the appeal took up almost the entire session. President Henry S. Pritchett presided. Mr. Carnegie's gift is devoted primarily to the pensioning of university and college professors after long and faithful service. All of the trustees, twenty-five in number, were re-elected, headed by the following: President Charles W. Eliot, Harvard, chairman; President David Starr Jordan, Leland University, vice chairman ; Charles F. Thwing, Western Reserve University, secretary.

French statistics show the expenses of the various European States for the education of their subjects. In Germany there is one school to every 700 inhabitants, and on an average 100 children attend one school. The expense amounts to 38.25 cents a head of population. In France there is a school to every 500 inhabitants, a schol is attended by sixtysix children, and every Frenchman contributes 29.5 cents to the expenditure. In Italy, where there is a school to every 600 inhabitants, a school is visited by fifty-six children and a pupil costs 16.75 cents.

Schoolboys in old England took to Latin and Greek at an early age. At St. Savior's Grammar School, Southwick, in 1611, a pupil of seven years and three months was admitted as an ordinary occurrence, who signed his form of admission, stating himself to be "reading and learning in the Accidence, and entering into Propria quæ Mariubs, etc.; and also Tully, his second epistle, among those gathered by Sternius, and Corderius's dialogs, etc.” The hours of study were long, too. An old record says that from March till September "the child is to come at six in the morning and be at school till eleven. Again at one and tarry till six; the rest of the year he is to begin in the morning at seven and leave at five in the afternoon. The maister shall not give leave to play but once a week.”

A joint convention of six educational and scientific organizations of national importance was held in Baton Rouge, La., in November. It was the first time that any one of these bodies has met in convention in a far Southern state. The organizations represented were the American Association of Farmers' Institutes, the National Association of President of State Universities, the National Association of Presidents of Agricultural Colleges, the National Association of State Experiment Associations,

The first number of the "American Political Science Review” appeared in November. The magazine is edited by Professor W. W. Willoughby of Johns Hopkins university and is published by the American political science association which was formed about a year ago. The political science association is the last of five national societies of a similar nature to organize, the others being the Ameri

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