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A mntiii'tit Inter suddenly ns If run
con lit) out of thin nlr on the limit
right nbnve them silhouetted ngnlnt
tin' ill in llclit In tli' western sky. stood
n horo mid rider. Instantly Harris'
inliiil rnini' h warning of MH'rne!
"Sleep with one eye open when your
horses iin- tethered nut."
Harris IihiI no proof (lint tin' strange
rlilcr win n hnro thief. Imt It struck
tilm nt tlic moment Hint the terror of
tin' horses might not have been due al
together to wolves.
lit' stole silently toward tin- tent.
There was n etui there, loaded with
shot for nny possible cutiit nn tin- prill
rle. A In1 moved In the deep tlnrk
ness of Hie vnllev lit' stumbled over n
root nnil fell. The kiiiiu moment enme
n tlnli of light on the hunk, unit Har
ris licnnl tin- "tlnili" of n Imlt bury
IliC Itself III the il. He Iny perfectly
ttllll. The stranger peered Into the
lnrtiii"w for n full minute; then, dis
mounting, begun to rome cautiously
down the hillside. Harris would hnve
rushed for til gun. Imt lie feitnil to
revenl the whereabouts nf his wife. So
lie Iny still, nnil the stranger mine
on. the glint of hi gun hnrrel showing
In the darkness. It w evident lie
thought his Imllet Iiml fouml Its mark,
nnil he proioed still to possess him
self of the horses. I tilt he was taking
no chnnecs. Pro-entl) he discerned
Harris' body on the irroiiml mid again
raised h"H jam to hl shoulder, llnr
rls Iny In nn ngnny of suspense, pray
ing Hint the would he fmilty, nnil
tlint til assailant would advance un
til he could spring mi nnd d'snrm til in.
Then cntne nnotlier lli'h n loud re
jMirt. a jell from the m r. who
hnlf fell to enrth. ttien scrambled tf
lili feet, rushed up (he bank, pulled
himself somewhat limply on his horse,
nnd rode Into the darkness.
"Oh. Jack, nre ynu killed?" crliil
tlie girl, rushing In hl.s direction.
"Not even hurt." he answered; nnd
she fnlnted In his nrnis.
lie carried -her to the tent nnd a
plled water to her forehend. An lie
was engaged In restoring her Ids hund
fell on his jriiu. The hnrnd was hot.
lie raised her fnce to liK nnd kissed
tier again iiml again.
In the morning they found n few
jJVps of hlood on the grass nt tin; top
of the hunk.
Harris nnd his wife nlloweil them
selves no time for nerve strain over
the experience of their first night on
their homestead. The next morning,
"Not Even Hurt," He Aniwered, and
She Fainted In Hit Arms.
nfter caring for their cows, tliey
hitched the horses to the wagon, took
nn n, n saw, their nnd u lunch,
nnd set out for tlie valley, returning
lute at night with sulllclciit logs nml
pules for the framework of their house
and stable. The next day construc
tion was commenced. Four stout (Mist
were set on end, enclosing a rectangle
12x1(1 feet. The top of the posts were
cnunoctod hy lux laid upon them,
dove-tnlled at the corners after tlie
fashion of woodsmen, anil lield In hh
sit Ion hy wooden pins driven In auger
hole. Lengthwise along tlie center,
to form a ridge pole, another si out
In;: una laid and Hie whole framework
silpMirttsl hy hiIiIIHimihI immIs, among
which wer two on the east side to en
close Hie door. .Small (Mtltw worn then
pin rod mi nnil. sloping slightly In
ward ami renllim HKWiiiMt the plate
ln. Similar pulo wev Uld from
the plate low to Hie ilde polo to sup
port ttitt roof.
llmrrlia found a wuiiheni sIojh'wIhto
tlu friwl was out eiioiiith t" udinlt to
liliii plowlnj; some soiLs. lie plow imI
tlieiu, Hint Um-Im thli'b and 11 Im-lies
wide, nml cut titfiu Into two-fool
IoiikHw wilb Ills . to tlio hmiI Injury
'..! i t'lillliiK islge. TlitNto suiU wi're
tlUuilt lulu m wall like hricis. nwt
It .' gmll) galnt the friliiiework of
poles from which. Iioucwr. Hie) were
tc hi i. t . d hj ,i piMldmu I'f.gfl'ss. wjjhli
Aulttor of J
Karris cut In n slough with Ills scythe,
mid small willows from Hi' ravine.
This ma I tress of jtniss and willows
prevented any earth shaking through
Into the house Itself. A framework
tnnde of a hewn lo wns Inserted In
the south wall to leave space for n
window, which should he bought when
the family llnnnces could afford such
luxuries. For the time helng It would
he left open In Hue weather and cov
ens! with canvas when the elements
were jxrulT or unruly. The rnj; curpet.
when no longer needed ns n tent, would
he dniped in Hie doorway, pending the
purchase of hoards to make a wooden
for a roof grnss wns laid on the
poles nnd covered tightly with sods.
Then llnrrls found a sticky, yellow
clay In the side of the ravine, ami
two or three Inches of this he spread
carefully over the sods, like Icing on n
creut cuke. The j;rensy clny sunn
hardened In the sun, nnd heenme so
Impervious to water that the heaviest
ruins of slimmer iniiile no Impression
Hy this time the snow wns nil pme,
exii'pt In north-faclnj: nooks iiIoiik the
ravine, nnd the frnst was out of the
sod In nil places deep enough to admit
of plowing. As the stock were tiikltiK
no harm from the ohmi nlr, thanks to
the shelter of the rnvlne, llnrrls de
cided to delny the construction of his
stnhle until nfter seedlnj; nnd to pro
ceed ut once with the plowing of his
hunt. He had also to make n trip to
Arthurs' for seed j:rnln, nnd to lior
row n couple of sections of ilrnj: hnr
rows. With It nil, by the middle of
,Mny he had sown 1.1 ncres of wheat,
and notwithstanding a heavy snowfall
nhout the twenty-third, hy the tlrst of
June he had added ten ncres nf onts.
With Ids help Mary had planted n
small garden of potatoes nnd vegetn
hles, and a few (lowers were spring
ing up at the door of the house.
The Shores of the Infinite.
The summer was a season of great
nctlvlly nnd development, llnrrls Uld
not sow nil crop nfter the first of
June, hut applied himself then to the
construction of hN stahle. which wn
htllll nfter the same fashion ns the
As McCrne had predicted, there wns
considerable movement of settlers
Into the district, nnd at several points
their tents or rude houses now hroke
the vnst sweep of the horizon. Tom
Morrison hnd found lund to the satis
faction nf his heart within three miles
of the llnrrls homestead, and his hlg
log house, 18x24, nssumcd the propor
tions of n castle hy comparison with
the smaller homes springing up
around. Some tulles to the cast Dick
-Mntheson, straight from the lumber
camps of the Mudnwnskl, bad pitched
his tent, and n few miles farther on
was his friend of the shanties, John
llurtoti. To the west were the Orants,
ami to the north Hlrnm Itiles nnd his
wife. Kllzn. A missionary hnd In some
wny spied out the Held, nnd held
monthly Sunday services nt .Morrison's
house; nnd Dr. Illaln, when not In
one of his unfortunate debauches, had
his beaihiiiartrrs at the new town of
I'lalnvllle, which consisted of Setup
ler's general store nnd n "stopping
place." and which had sprung up near
the Junction of two streams In antici
pation of the railwny.
And so the tlrst summer wore away
nnd the tlrst harvest was nt band.
Any disappointment which hnd been
occasioned by backward conditions
earlier In the season was cfTaced by
the wonderful crop which now
crowned the efforts of the pioneers. On
their finest eastern farms they had
seen nothing to equnl the great stand
of wheat and oats which now envel
oped them, neck-high, whenever they
Invaded It. The great problem before
the settlers was the ha nest lug of this
crop. It wns n mighty task to at
tempt with their scythes, but there
wns no self-binder, or even reaper,
within tunny miles.
Klimlly Morrison solved the problem
for the whole community hy placing
nn order, nt a fabulous II g nre. for n
self-binder from the United States. It
was a cumbrous, wooden frame con
trivance, guiltless of the roller bear
ings, tloatlug aprons, open elevators,
and sheaf carriers of a later day, but
It served the purpose, and with Its aid
the harvest of the little settlement
w us snfcly placed in sheaf. The farm
ers then stacked their grain In the
Holds tnklng cure to plow double flre
gunrds. with n burnt space between,
as a precaution nxtilust the terrifying
tires which hroke over the prairie us
soon as the September frosts hail dried
the gins. A community some 20 tulles
to Hit oMslwnrd boHsted a threshing
mill, and arrangeineiilH were made for
Us use after It bad discharged the du
ties of its own locality.
When Harris" thruslilug wns done he
found he had OH) hiuhols of wheat mid
Til bushels of oats In cone-shaped
piles on bis Ileitis. The roads were
tine and hard, mid no snow had yet
fallen, mi he determined to begin at
once with the marketing of his wheat.
Ills hist cent had been spent months
before; indeed. It had been, .only
through the courtesy or the storekeep
er nt rinlnvllle. who wns nlso post
tnnster nnd who hnd stretched the
Inw to the point of ncceptlng hen eggs
ns legnl tender In exrhnnge for twist
age stumps, that Mary Harris hnd
been nhle to keep up the hrnve, opti
mistic series of letters written "home."
So llnrrls decided Hint he would nt
once mnrket some nf his whent. Moit
of the nuts would he needed for his
horses and for seed, nnd whnl re
mained would rommand good prices
from new settlers the following spring,
hut some of the wheal must he turned
Into money nt once. During the lat
ter pnrt of the summer they hnd lived
exclusively on the produce of their
farm; on vegetable from the gnnlen.
fish anil ducks from the stremn, prai
rie chickens, nnd an occasion rab
bit from the Held. The wild geese hnd
deserted them early In the spring, and
returned only after harvest. Hut now
they should hnve n chnnge on their
tnble. Mnry hnd ncrepted the pioneer
fnre of the summer without complaint,
hut of late llnrrls hnd discovered n
strange longing In her eyes, nnd more
thnn once she hnd arrested herself In
the words "I wish we hnd " Then
two penitent little tenrs would stenl
softly down her cheeks, nnd she would
bury her head In his arms as he
soothed her with loving words and
promised Hint "nfter thrashing things
would be different."
So now he set out for nmcrson with
the best load his horses could draw.
The tlrst few miles he drove In silence,
for there was n heavy weight at his
heart ns he thought of the little wife
nlone with the responsibilities of the
farm. That she would be faith
ful to every responsibility he knew
beyond question. Hut be wns
not quite satisfied. A strange moodi
ness had come over her, and even with
hltn at home she hnd nt times given
wny to (Its of downhenrtedness which
seemed nltogether alien to her nature.
Ten days later he retraced his
course In the teeth of a blinding bliz
zard. A dozen limes he had been lost
in the Inst 48 hours, but he hnd devel
oped the prnlrlc dweller's sense of di
rection, nnd hnd nlwnys been nhle
again to locate the trail. The Ar
thurs would hove detained him, al
most hy force, but the thought of n
pale, patient fnce, wrung with nn ag
ony of anxiety not for Itself, made hltn
adamant In his resolve to go home at
whatever cost. The roads were nlrnost
Impassable; he left bis lumber at Ar
thurs', hut carried with him tils win
dow, a few boards for a door, and a
little bundle nf dry goods. Everything
else hnd gone by the way surrendered
In exchnnge for food and shelter for
himself nnd horses.
It was not dreadfully cold, hut the
sky seemed only u vast turmoil of
snow. Darkness came down very ear
ly, but at last Harris begun to recog
nize familiar landmarks close by the
trail, and Just as night was settling
In he drew Into the partial shelter of
the bench on the bank of the coulee.
The horses pulled ou their reins per
sistently for the stnhle. but Ilarrls
forced them up to the house. Ills
loud shout wns whipped nwny by Uie
wind and strangled In a moment, so
he climbed stiffly from the wagon and
pulled with numbed hands at the
double thickness of cariet that did
service for a door. He fancied he
heard a sound, hut could be sure of
nothing; he called her name again
and again, hut could distinguish no
niswer. Hut ut last the fastenings
which help the carpet gave wny, and
he hnlf walked, half fell. Into the
The lantern burned dimly, hut It
was not at the lantern he looked. In
the furthest comer, scarcely visible In
"Mary, Mary, Don't You Know Me?"
Hie feeble light, stood his wife, nnd at
her shoulder was tho gun. trained
steadily upon hltn.
"Mary Mary, don't you know mo?
She dropped hor weapon to tlie floor,
where It went olT, hnnlnly burying
Its charge In the sod wall.
"Thank Cod, oh. thank God I" she
He threw olT bis wet overcoat and
nuhed to her side. Hut she sat silent
on the bod. tftnrlng absently at the
Unlit lllikerlng um-ortaliily In the wind
from the qpjm door
(To bo Continued)
IMflOVID UNirOBM INTEINATIONAl
III IthV I- II HT-.CWAlh.il, D. D.,
Tm. her of Ki Kllli lllhle In the Moody
Ultile limntute of IIiIchko)
-ft i '.ift Wt-trn swipnrf tn!n I
LESSON FOR NOVEMBER 14
THE POWER AND AUTHORITY OF
I.KHHON TKXT Mutt. 8 and .
(IUI.IiCN TKXT Anil Jesus went about
all the cities ami villains, triirlilnn In
their m) liHKoRUes, uml jireaclilns: tli gos
pel of the klliKilotn, and henllnK every
sickness, nnd every disease amunK the
jHHijile Matt t:X.
AUniTIONAl. MATi;itIAy-Mark 1 .29.
i:12. t.uke 7 1-10
1'ltl.MAIir TOPIC - Jesus l-or giving
JUN1UII TOPIC Jeans Heals a Centu
INTI- IIMKDIATK AND SKNIOIl TOPIC
The ll-sponse of Jesus to Human Need
vor.vo I'coi'i.t: and adult topic
Christianity and Physical Needs
In chapters 8 nnd 0 are grouped n
number of miracles which exhibit
what the King enn do over the chief
foes nf mankind sickness, sin. sntiin
Ic power, death, sorrow ami storms. It
Is fitting that they should he grouped
here, following the laws of the king
dom, for I hey show the King's power
to administer the nlTalrs of the king
dom, mid produce within hi subjects
the graces of character set forth In
these laws. It will make the lesson too
long to attempt to consider all these
miracles. It will also he unsatisfactory
to conllue ourselves to the particular
section relccted by the lesson com
mittee, so we will select several of the
most outstanding ones.
I. Jetui Heals a Leper (8:1-4).
1. This dreadful ill-ease was the
most loathsome and hopeless known.
In the Jewish ritual It was regn riled
as a symbol of sin. It wns incurable
by man. Only the Divine Physician
can cure sin.
2. The leper's faith. Ills cry was
most pitiable, but his faith was strong.
He fully believed that Jesus was nhle.
hut wns uncertain ns to bis willing
ness to heal hlin.
;i. Jesus' power. He put forth bis
hand mid touched the leper, bidding
the disease to depart, and Instantly
the man was clean.
II. Jesus Heals the Centurion's
1. The disease paralysis. In pn
rylsls the victim Is helpless nnd dis
qualified for service.
1. The centurion's faith. He be
lieved that If Jesus would hut spenk
the word his servant would he healed.
3. The wonderful power of the
King. He did not need to go to see
the centurion's slave nnd touch hltn.
but only needed to speak the word nnd
it wns done.
III. Jetus Calms the Sea (S:2.!-27).
1. The King asleep In the storm
tossed boat (v. 2-1). Since the King Is
the Almighty Creator, he had no rea
son to fear, and therefore, could well
he resting In sleep.
2. The terrified disciples (v. 23). If
they had tint known him ns really the
Almighty King they would not have
been torrltlod, for they would have
known that no boat could go down
with the Christ on board.
3. The King's rebuke (vv. 20. 27).
(1) The disciples rebuked for their
lack nf faith. Instead nf looking nt
the Ixird, they were looking at the
circumstances. (2) The sea Is made
calm. The elements of nature are sub
ject unto him.
IV. Jesus Casts Out Demons (S:2S
31). After stilling the tempest Jesus
crossed to the other side of the sen
Into heathen territory.
1. Met by two men possessed hy
demons (v. 2S). Hy referring to Mark
5;1 7 and I.uke S:27 we get n concep
tion of the desperate condition of theso
men. So tierce were they that no one
could safely pass that way.
2. What they knew uhout Christ (v.
20) They knew that he was the Son
of Clod and that he had come to de
stroy the Devil and his works.
3. The limitation of the Devil's
power (v. 31). Although Hie Devil Is
mighty, he cannot even enter a hog
without Vlod's permission.
4. Christ's power to deliver from
the Devil (vv. :tO-32). The demons
quailed before him not daring to dis
pute his power, but begged permission
to enter the swine.
V, Jesus Healing a Woman With an
Issue of Blood (!) :20-22).
1. Her helpless condition (v. 20),
She had been a great sufferer for
twelve long yenrs,
2. Her faith (v. 21). Her faith was
so strong that she believed contact
with the Muster's garment would se
cure the needed help.
3. Her confession (v. 21 ; cf. I.uke
8:47). Jesus had her make a public
confession. It was lor her good that
he had her make this confession, for
faith In Christ i-ncoufossod will nat
4. Christ's words of eiicoumgeimint
(v. 22). Ho told her that It was her
faith, not her touch, that stived her.
ThoustiiU of (k-oplv demand nitiust
inentH. Thousands of dollars are
spent In Hmt behalf. Itul there Is ab
sence of plan, concert, and co-opiri.-Hon.
Tho Devil leps In and mkivs
tho profit. The mhiiIu waul but little
hero holow nor want I but little lung.
Why nwy we not luiu nwire of Ihe
aiuusvinenl which stroutftlieiw ami un
llghiMi? Due rich man by his. own
inmhltsl bMietlveiieo might provide
hoHllh'ul Miuiistiuiiiiil for u whole city.
Why does not benefaction turn In this
direction? Humphrey J. Desmond.
mcuio Dcwicuf nr
Victory of Republican Ticket in
National Election Reaches
SOLID SOUTH IS CRACKED
Pretldent-Elect Harding Goes on Va
cation Trip Amateur Cabinet
Makers Duty Strike of Brit
ish Coal Miners It
By EDWARD W. PICKARD.
Never before In American history
has a major political party suffered
n defeat comparable to that sustained
hy the Democrats on November 2. Tho
result wns fnr more thnn a Hepuhllcan
victory It was brought about by the
defection of many Democratic votes.
Harding nnd Coolldge cnrrled every
stnte of the North and West, nnd even
cracked the solid South, for Tennessee,
New Mexico mid Oklahoma nil went
I Republican. Senator Harding conse
quently will hnve 401 votes In the
electoral college, to 127 for Governor
In 1012, when the Itepuhllcnn pnrty
wns split, Wilson received 43. elec
toral votes, hut he fell far short of n
majority of the popular vote. This
year Hnrdlng hns a populnr mnjorlty
of lnrge proportions, nnd his plurality
approaches the seven million mark.
In ninny states the pluralities by which
the Republican ticket won were stu
pendous, nnd In the southern states
where It wns beaten the Itepuhllcnn
vote showed large Increases over pre
Everyone professes satisfaction over
the fact Umt the Republicans nlso
hnve won complete control of congress.
As one Democratic pnper puts It: "For
whatever good the next administra
tion docs It will have full credit; It
cannot escnpe blame for whatever Is
had." The Jubilation of the Repub
licans may be tempered by the reflec
tion that their mnjorlty of more than
130 In the house leaves the wny open
for factional disputes. Of the next
senate the Republicans will have 58
members and the Democrats 38.
Just why, the American people did
nil this Is open to several opinions.
Those who believed with President
Wilson that the election was a "solemn
referendum" on the League of Nations
Issue assert Hint It was opposition to
the league covennnt that caused the
landslide, hut renlly those who hold
this view arc few. Others over It was
due to the papvcrblal fondns of the
American pejorate for n "change."
There can be no disputing that the
people were determined to have a
change from the Wilson policies nnd
methods. This determination. In the
mind of the writer, was the main
spring of their nctlon. As for the
Lengue of Nations, probably most of
them want some such an association
for the prevention of future wars, but
evidently they nre willing to trust Mr.
Hnrdlng and his nasoclntes with the
task of formulating It, nnd do not feel
that the Job need be done In n rush.
All the nation watched with. Inter
est to see what the women would do
on election day. The Democrats count
ed on them to rally to the defense of
the leugue covenant and to save the
Cox ticket from defeat. Hut an
analysis- of the vote shows that they
did iio such thing. Instead they only
helped to swell the Hepuhllcan plu
ralities In the North and West, nnd
In the South comparatively few of
them went to the polls.
Among the notnlAe developments of
the election wns the extraordinary
run made hy Oovernor Sin' h of New
York, Democratic cnndlila.e for re
election. Although the empire stnte
gave Harding n plurality of about 1,
20O0OO, Smith wns benten by Miller
by only about 70.000. This was a re
markable achievement, and in the
.i..,i, n oinnv tiolltlclaus It marks
Smith ns the logical national leader
of the Democratic pnrty.
Another thing worthy of mention
nnd consideration Is the henvy In
crease In the Socialist vote. The total
may reach two millions. It was espe
cially heavy, of coure, In the large
cities. Probably many of the votes
for Debs were cast by Democrats.
In addition to Messrs. Cox and
Ilnosuvelt, many nn eminent Democrat
was swept to defeat by the avalanche.
There Is widespread regret that Sen
ator Chamberlain of Oregon was not
successful, for he has been a caimble.
hard-working and Independent member
of Ihe upper house, mid Is one of the
stanchest Americans In public life
Other Democratic senators who falhsl
of re-olecllon Include Mark Smith of
Arlionu. l'helan of California. NiiKMit
of Idaho, 1 lender f Nevada and
JoIiiihoii of South Dakota.
In the iHingronoloiml election there
were tunny surprises. On of lli(
was the dofont of Champ Clark In
Mlswiuri. Oklahoma sends a woman.
Alice M. Robertson. ll.Hibllcan, to
Washington. In Wisconsin Vlcior
lUrger, twlee, ittpulleil from the hou
kiiusxs of bis euuvleUiHi '""
Hi4mey nualnst Iko aovanHueut ilur
lug tho war. was ileftiI by W. II.
SIhIIomI. ltwiHbllm. Towts oloiled
ono Iteiwihllctiii eiimrniwiH, H. M
Wtirnlmch Imvlng di-4ely JoXwiied
Carlo lieu, hroilior-ln-law of I'ortiMHs
tor Hunenil IlwrloHiiu Mr UinJon.
SoelHllt of SyrtUlinru, N. Y. iloftwtwl
Hepruoiitutlvo (ioldfoglu Many of
the states will send solid ltepubllcan
delegations to Washington.
On Snturdny Senator Harding left
Marlon for a vacation In Texas and a
trip to I'anamn. He expects to return
I home about December (I, mid then may
go to some (iulf Coi.st resort for tho
winter. He has not given out any In
I tliuullons ns to the makeup nf his
i cabinet, but of course the amateur cab-
Inet builders are busy. Many of them
; believe either Kllhu Hoot or Senator
Ijodgn will he secretary of state prob
ably the former. Others who nre
"prominently mentioned" are ex-Senator
Sutherland of Utah for attorney
general, ex-Senator Weeks of Massa
chusetts for secretary of the treasury
or secretary of the navy. Frank Van
derllp for the treasury post, General
Wood for secretary of war, Governor
Itowdcn of Illinois for secretary of
commerce, Chairman Will Hays or
John T. Adams of Iowa for postmaster
general, and Congressman Nolan of
California for secretary of labor. Some
think Raymond Hohlns may be offered
the hurt mentioned place, but this Is
unlikely. Herbert Hoover nlso baa
been talked of for n cnblnet appoint
ment, but this would he very displeas
ing to Scnntor Hiram Johnson. Ob
jections' to making an army man sec
retary of wnr, added to pre-con-ventlon
Irritations, may keep General
Wood out of the cabinet.
For the Important place of secretary
to the President, four names are com
monly mentioned George Christian,
Harding's secretary while In the sen
ate; Judson Welllver, a newspaper
correspondent, who hns bundled public
ity nt Mnrlon; Fred Stnrek, former
representative of nn Ohio newspaper
nt Wnshlngton, nnd Richard Washburn
Child, former editor of Collier's Week
ly, who has been aiding Harding at
Marion In the writing of his speeches.
William J. Hryan. arriving In Chi
cago on a lecturing tour, made a con
tribution to the gaiety of nations. He
l.wsucd a statement calling on Presi
dent Wilson to resign Immediately,
yielding the presidency to Vice Presi
dent Marshall with the understanding
that Mr. Marshall should appoint Sen
ntor Harding secretary of state. Then,
Mr. Hryan said, Marshall should re
sign, which would make Harding the
acting President. For some time there
have been hints that President Wilson
might resign In the event of a Repub
lican victory. The rest of the pro
posed program Is Mr. Hryan's own
What the Kuropean press thinks of
the election Is Interesting. The papers
of London comment on the decisive
rejection of the Wilson policies, and
the Times regnriW the election as a
distinct warning to Holshcvlsts nnd
extremists of all kinds. The newspa
pers of Paris all agree that Harding's
victory Is a bad defeat for the League
of Nations as established by the Wil
son covenant, and the Echo de Parts
expresses hope that "the discussion
which will be started on relations
between the United State! and the
League of Nations will provide occa
sion to repair some of the faults com
mitted nt Versailles."
The French editors are unanimous
In the belief that the result of the
election will In no way prejudice the
traditional Franco-American friend
ship, though s,ome of them are a bit
disturbed concerning the tariff. In
Germany the press comments Joyfully
on the "personal defeat" sustained by
President Wilson and finds comfort
In Harding's election as presaging
early restoration of normal relations
between Germany and the United
States; but the editors warn their
readers not to be too optimistic.
California, besides glvloK Harding a
fnt plurality, overwhelmingly Indorsed
the antl-allen land law against which
Ihe Jaiaiiiese government has been
protesting so vigorously. This action
Insures that In the future no alien
who Is not eligible to citizenship under
federal naturalization laws may own
or lease agricultural land within the
state. It does not alTect existing own
ership or titles.
The Irish. Labor Liberals and young
torles In the Hrltlsh house of commons
made another attempt to force a par
liamentary Inquiry Into the reprisals
In Ireland, but were again defeated by
the government forces. There were
Indications, however, that the govern
ment was on the verge of starting ne
gotiations for an Irish settlement that
might succeed. Meanwhile murders
and reprisals are Increasing In num
ber nnd ferocity. Sir Hamur Green
wood announced that during October
22 police mid 14 soldiers wero mur
dered, and 28 police and 30 soldiers
wounded. Sir Ilumar ulso told the
house that nine Irish constables hail
Just been arrested In connection with
Ihe reprisals, two of them being
charged with murder. The most seri
ous black and tan reprisals lately
were In Tralee and Granard. where
damages estimated at $3,000,000 were
eaui-ed by the raiders, lhillymote.
County Sllgu. also, was ulmont entire
ly ruined hy crown force.
As was forefcevn, ihe ktrlko of Hrlt
Uh coal Winers came to un end. The
tXcuitve ut the miners declared It
off under tlw terms agrewl upon with
ttu Kuvortiuwut and ordered the men
back to work luuuedUlwly. The miners
had declared agalunt tho acceptance
of the twin by u majority of 8.4.VJ,
hut this tat fur -short of the two
UilnU iimjortly uuctwwiry to permit
Iho Issmuieo of a strike order and the
Itwdura ruled It wus nut enough there
fore, to continue tho strike.