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. Was the First Killed in Action?
W ASIING(TO)N.-W-ho was the
first soldier of tht American
army killed In actlin in the World
war? When i'reslienit IHirdling par
tcllpated in the (Premwlllt>es over the
iodies of Iore than ,,c0M American
soldlers at llohoken he placed a
wreath on the coffin of Private Joseph
W. Gutyon, a rnemllir of the Thirty
second division, with the statement
that he was the first American soldier
''who perished on enemy territory" in
the World \war. The War department
turnishes the available historical data
on the subject as follows:
"'The firl American soldiers killed
In battle (November 3, 1917), were
Corp. James B. Gresham (from Ev.
anaville, Ind.), Private Thomas F. En
Ten Norwegian Fellers Bane in Congress
EN Norwegian fellers bane In con
gress. They are all Republlcans
and are all from the Middle West. The
Nestor Is Senator Knute Nelson of
Minnesota, horn at Voss, near Bergen,
In 1843. He came here a child. lie
served three terms in the house and
two terms as governor. lie has been
in the senate since 1S!3. his term end
ing in 19"5. He is a Union veteran of
the Civil war.
The people of South Dakota's new
senator, Peter Norbeck, came from
Trondhjem. Hie is an expert in mar
keting and general farming and good
roads and can make a good speech. He
Representative Gilbert N. Haugen
of Iowa was born in Wisconsin in
1850. He entered business In Iowa
when fourteen, and when eighteen
bought a farm. This !s his twelfth
term In the house.
Harold Knutson of Minnesota, ma
jerty whip of the house, is serving his
third term. He was born in 1875
(coreassional directory doesn't say
where). He got his education in the
Minnesota schools and has been a
newspaper editor and publisher.
Representative Charles A. Chris
tepherson of South Dakota was born
In Minnesota in 1871. He is a lawyer
and educator and member of several i
Now the Public Is to Have a Lobby
A NEW organization that is to
help congress serve the interests
ed the general public has been formed.
It is called the People's Legislative
Service, and its national council is
composed of 70 senators, representa
tives judges, editors and others.
Mhe organization will attempt to
give the general public-also designat
ed as the ordinary citizen and the ul
etimte consumer-the same advan
tages before congress that business,
labr, farmers and other groups have
Hays Befriends Ambitious Greek Boy
nOITMASTEs GENERAL HAYS
Shs befriended Andrew Loochlott, a
adte eof the Island of Crete. and Is
vtbg him a chance to be "progres
sre." For the monthly sum of $80 the
reek, now twenty years old, helps the
Nayses keep their apartment in ship
mbape condition and acts as spruocer-up
tr the postmaster general at his of
Sme Andrew has become an instltu
tie. Be speaks Ae languages luent
ly and is teaching his new employer
hetr to talk French.
see that typewriter? I got it for
Nm to practice on. I pay him $80 a
--th out of my own pocket, and
aety In the morning and late in the
afiroons he works around the apart
amest and at other times he is here at
the department looking after my
r. Hays likes his protege's plauck
s deisn to progress and his ambi
tSa to sake something out of him
sel Leechlou came over as a steer
Spassenger and begun his career
&s waeter. Jimmie Regan noticed him
a" taee ible to his place in New Jer.
Darmamment Agreement Kept a Century
9CFNTr dsbita -W dlwum- -
hne em t e Great Lakes
w. read 1Wto the C..
leaserd, as *YaIU that
mslge mm am dbarua
and kap tIbm A
be Pr? daut jame. Mw
out the omnmmt
by the mW mu4d
masJeety ma Isla
ot sg s tl e doUow
to he. mmmlee
mmk oPw =6
right (from Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Prt
vate Merle D. Hay (from GJldden,
Ia.), all of Company F, Sixteenth In
fantry, First division.
"The following extract from the In
scription on tihe monument erected at
Bathlemont, Lorraine, by the pt~ple
of the department of Meurthe-et-M~o
selle over the graves of the three
American soldiers who first lost their
lives in battle was furnished by Maj.
Gen. C. I'. Summerall:
"'here, in Lorraine earth, rest the
three first American soldiers ' ho
were killed in view of the enemy on
the 3rd of November, 1917. Corp'oral
James B. Gresham (from Evansville),
P'rivate Thomas F. Enri:ht (from
P'ittsburgh), Private Merle D. Hlay
(from Glidden), all of F compalny,
Sixteenth Infantry regiment, First
"'As 'worthy sons of their great an
noble nation, they have fought for
Justice, Liberty and Civilization
against the German imperialism,
scourge of mankind. They died on
the Field of Honor.'
"Lorraine was e:nemy territory when
this action took place."
fraternal organizations. lie :as
speaker of the state legislature. This
is his second term.
John M. Nelson of Wisconsin was
born In that state in 187Yt; he is a
lawyer and educator and has served
in the house since 1907.
Halvor Steenerson of Minnesota was
born in Wisconsin in 1852. He Is a
lawyer and Is interested In farming;
this is his tenth term In the house.
M. A. Michaelson represents the
seventh Chicago district. He was
born in Kristlansand In 1875 and be
gan his Chicago career teaching
Finally there Is Andrew J. Volstead
of Minnesota. He was torn In that
state in 1800. He Is a lawyer and edu
cator. He has been in the house since
1903. His people came from Telemar.
These groups are organized and have
lobbies to present their arguments
forcefully before congressional com
mittees. Almost any Information
needed by them can be obtained in
stantly from their headquarters.
The new group of men and women
that aim to serve the people's Inter
ests claim that they are not starting
a lotby. The institution is somewhat
like a lobby in that it is a source of
information for congress. But unlike
a lobby it represents no limited part
of the population, but the public as a
whole. It is for the benefit of any con
gressman who wants Information on
the public's side and it is maintained
by subscriptions of members.
The national council of the people's
legislative service is made up of men
and women in all parts of the country
who are interested in the public wel
fare, as well as in that of some par
mey as his personal butler. It was
there that Colonel Harvey saw him
and became interested in his future.
He was with Colonel Harvey about a
year when Mr. Hays got him.
"Andrew was ambitio-s to get out
of service, manual labor," said Mr.
Hays, "and I promised to help him.
That is why I put him to work on this
typewriter. He has taken out his first
papers and will become an American
as soon as possible. Yesterday he
told me that he had paid $25 for les
sons to operate an automol-le. Soon
he will be a good driver and can
handle my car."
esty and the government otf the Unlh
ted States shall henceforth be condned
to the following vessels on each side,
"On Lake Ontario, to one vessel not
exceeding 100 tone burden, and armed
with one 18-poud cannon.
"On the upper lakes, to two vessels
not exceeding like burden each and
armed with like force.
"On the waters of Lake Champlaln,
to one vessel not exceeding like bur
den and armed with like force.
"All other armed vessels on these
lakes shall be forthwith dimantled.
and no other vessels of war shall be
there built or armed.
"If either party should be here
after desirous of annulling tIts stipu
lation, and should give notice to that
effect to the other party, it shall cease
to be binding after the expiration of
six mouths from date of such notla.
"'Ib naval force so to be limited
sm_ be restrleted to suach services as
wl,.In no respect, Interfere with the
prO deaes of the armed veseeIs
o lthe oteber psrt,."
! When Ella Needed
By R. RAY BAKER
. ( (j 19.1. by McClure Newspaper Syndlicate.j
\Walter Crestou'accepted one of Mr
Clare's cigars. bit off the mouth end
lighted the other and settled hlmsell
I- In a chair.
t "You wished to see me?" he in
e quired rather listlessly. There was a
º dreamy, discouraged look in his pail
e gray eyes. Mr. ('lare's mouth was
r curved in a beneficent smile.
"Yes," returned Mr. Clare as a
wreath of smnoke front his cigar merged
P with one from Clare s. lie cleared his
) throat. "It's about Ella."
1 Walter appeared suddenly to lose
I some of his listlessness, anld his eyes
sho\ ed intertest. For a tltoiettient lie
SseemIed fired with a new interest in
Y life, and hte opened his mouth as if
to speak only to sink back again in
t the grasp of lethargy, the blaze burned
I "Yes, it's about Ella," msah Mr. Clare.
r "You wish to marry her, I under
. "I do." Walter atfirmed, "but what's
1 the use? Last night I asked her for
the fifth time this year and she turned
a me down again. Said, as she has said
before, that she felt no need of a man.
She was getting along very well, she
told me, without any masculine person
to look after her, and she could see no
reason for accepting aldded responsi
bilities to her cares in the form of
me. Furthermore, she informed tme
that I was Ineligible, because I had no
fixed purpose In life, and :lacked thor
oughness in everything I under'took, I
guess it's because I've Ied a rather
easy life, not being chli-eld to dit for
a living, iand as itI il,lplutlene I've haid
i fling at several different usinrltpses
and professionts andll never got anily
where with any of thetn. I've got to
go to work now, though, for the louIney
left by my father is abuoit lhlayl outt.
I'd be thorough antid make a sulcess
of myself, too, if only I had Ella for
"Did she turn you down cold?"
asked Mr. Clare. "You know, I've
rather favored you for a son-in-law,
and frankly I'd like to see you win
out. That's why I asked you up here
this afternoon-to give you some ad
"No; she didn't turn me down cold.
She said. in fact, that she'd probably
marry me when the time came, provid
ed I didn't find some one else In the
meantime, but just now she didn't
want to be bothered with a husband."
"Ella's a queer girl," remarked her
father, knocking a knob of ashes into
a tray. "She's what you might call
whimsical. The stage has to be set
just right before she makes up her
mind to anything, then she makes it
up quickly, does the thing under con
templatlnon and remains satisfied with
her decision. "Now here's a pointer
for you. I'm taking Ella with me on a
trip to my mines in Montana. We're
leaving next Monday by automobile.
Now there are plenty of chances for
psychological moments in the fothlills
of the Rockies. You need a trip for
your health, Walter, andl you have a
nice big touring car and several friends
who would make jolly companions.
One in particular I think of-that
young minister who was recently or
dained. I would suggest him for such
a trip. Please don't think I'm med
dling and that I am trying to marry
off my daughter, but I like you. Wal
ter, and I'd like to see you win out.
This is merely a suggestion, of course.
You will not hurt my feelings by
With Mr. Clare and his daughter
went two men. They carried a com
plete camping paraphernalia, Including
a tent, but when opportunity offered
they made use of deserted shacks
along the route of travel.
As soon as the party entered the
foothills of the mountains some long
hidden chord In Ella's nature began
to respond to some strange call sent
out by the peaks of the Rockies that
loomed against the sky. The constant
talk of business by her father and his
companions bored her almost to dis
traction, and she communed with her
self and nature whenever a chance
arose. This cpostant discourse on mon.
ey matters seemed to her to be profan
ing the sanctity of the wilds.
One night Ella left the shack In
which the party was quartered and
made her way down the rather rough
mountain road, stopping now and then
to gaze pensively at a multitude of
stars that shone from a clear sky.
Down the road she remembered pass
ing that day a quaint little tamble
down church, and she made this edifice
the goal of her night ramble. Her
father had cautioned her to remain
close to camp and she had Intended to
obey; but the church was farther than
she had thought, and, besides, she was
in a pensive mood which took no
count of time or distance.
Finally a tiny cross on a decaying
CITY IS BUILT ON HILLSIDE
Valparalso a Picturesque If Not Al
ways a Comfortable Place In
Which to Live.
Vallparlso, the greatest port not
only of Chile, but of the west coast
oif Bouth America, is the Vale of Par
adise only comparatively. It sla built
in layers or strata up the steep sides
of the barreu shale coast hills, stretch
ig for miles over the amphitheater of
low mountains that surround a large
semicircular bay, behind which one I
can see jumbled masses of houses
sprawling away over the many ridges
until these have climbed out of sight.
There is so little shore at Valparalso
that there is room in most places only
for two or three narrow streets fol- I
lowing the curve of the bay, and for
only one street the entire length of
the towt, under the edge of the cliffs,
much of It occupied by the dingy, two
gLory, female-"conducted" street cars.
la the central part of town a small
si'- of fat ground has been filled
- aeos em- o the smlaps of the
i steeple met her eyes, silhouetted
against the sky, and she made for it.
a She wanted to enter, but the silence
of the interior repelled her, so she
a seated herself on a stone nearby and
let her mind wander.
f How long Ella sat there ruminating
she did not know, but suddenly she
Starnel to herself with a start. A strange
feeling of foreboding seemed to grip
her. She glanced at the sky and saw
that the stars had withdrawln behind a
bldck spread. Only the half-moon
r. stared down coldly, its face pale be
*, hind a shroud of clouds.
It was not cold, but Ella shivered
and drew her light shawl tightly about
- her neck. Far beneath her, In the
a canyon that began a few paces from
Ce her feet, a wild wall rent the air, the
3 cry of some prowling animal. Then
absolute stillness prevailed, a weird,
a omilnous stillness.
d Ella became afrald, although what
" there was to lie afraid of she could
noltt say. She wished her f;ather \\aas
e there to iput a protecting arim around
'5 her, to Illake her feel secure against
e the titiseen peril.
n The solitude was terrible,. and she
f lrose from the rock, ilit, ildinlg to lice
n to Itl'Ip. tBut she seen.,d parulyzed
d It was simlly the grip of the big out
doors night that had fastened on her,
. but she felt an unfathomnable terror,
and she wanted to scream.
If only her father were there---or
some one else to break the solitude.
r Yes, if Walter Creston onIly would tlp
II pear on the scene with one if his ever
ei lasting proposals, she would weltonle
1. him. Walter was a pretty gooid sort,
e even If he did lack thoroughniess, and
11 probably site would nuirry him solle
0 iday. Anyhow, she needed somllle olne
Snow. (of ia sudden she realized that
f she teeded a niali
e own\\ the itmountain road she heard
ia huiiiiiinig sound. At tirst it in
'rcasdtl her tetrrolr ulntil ,hii rea;lized
I it was thlt. ntotr of aIt ul itm, ile.
f ,air of elctric eyes, alie Ii l ii. t ' l', i
i rolled a Tle\\n' ticeth cenrl lt'ury 4"'I'lt.
Illa forced her fSet to cirew h'r lf ilto
Ithe centlr of the lthroad, a thrcm the
Swas just wishing you werert ll here."
The caidr stin d, it lcluding.ht
forem "ost, and as hecul entered t"At light
feel rthe neized of Walter. Wiereut I pe
t liminry wke rds she threw herll elf ito
, his arms.
he Presently she withdrew from the
embrace and stamnmered an explana
"I was just wishing you were here."
qushe said In concluding.
S "Good !" he ejaculated. "At last you
now.feel the need of a man. Torere Is nti
tile like te present. Will you marry
She hesitated. Glancing aloft she
saw the pale moon looking down, not
º quite so coldly now. In the distance
high peaks loomed, not so forebodingly
now. The restless motor was keeping
the silence broken. Solitude was shat
tered by the four motorists. But still
there was that strange grip of tile oult
doo,,rs. of wide distances, and in her
breast her heart was pounding, but ii-it
now with fear.
"Yes," she whispered, "whenever
"Very well," said Walter, "let's
Imalke it right now."
"'You foolish boy." she Inhluhed.
"I)tn't viyou knollw -we need a iimini-ter
andt a liclense-iand I've alway"s w\\aiited
a church wedding."
"That's easy," he returned. "There's
a nlnlister in my party, and I've
Itrought a license with nle frotn the
East; and what's that ruilnedi Ibulligl
over there? It looks as if it night
have been a church once."
"You win, Walter." she admitted.
"It's a church all right. No onle can
say you are not thorough now."
Country Is Never Far Away.
The question is often asked, how
can a man in a city write of a country
far away that he has not seen for
years. But that country is never far
away and the man looks over into It
unceasingly. He has but to lift his
eyes to see It--as clearly as he sees
the people In the streets. Such pic
tures of outdoor life are for any one
a great possession, a divine indestruc
tible wealth; and it is for the simple
sake of trying to spread the love of
nature-of scattering broadcast such
wealth-that he has written down
these words with a certain childish
figure so much in evidence; but this
)oy was the only one that he had the
right to use as an illustration.-James
Lacked Beauty, Too.
"What was the play?"
"'Macbeth,' " said Mr. Gawker.
"How were the witches?"
"I didn't think much of their Intere
A Long Waiting List.
Calgary Paper-"The entire estate
totaling nearly $300.000, has been left
for the purpose of building a home for
Indignant because they can't find any
other home, we suppose.-Boston Tran
bay, and on this made land are
cramped the principal business houses
and the central plaza, Arturo Prat.
It is here that the earthqlakes de
their most appalling damage. The
rest of the city climbs steeply up the
shale hills overhanging the business
region In a jUnbled riot of buildings
which give the town' Its only pictur
esque and unique feature.
Life's Various Stages.
Youth scorns the indecisions of Age
and gambles deeply with life. Youth
has all to gain and naught but life
to lose. He learns the white hot
heat of anger when but a child; la
ter, the suffocating hopes and godlike
quality of love. Come still later many
stout throwbacks into realities and
buffetlngs which temper judgment, but
the forward march continues una.
bated. Zeal to live is paramount and
always must Youth bow to Age's in
decisions, slow movements, and par
alyuing fears which are grouped with
Age's uneertaintles. So is a man
molded and the wlae of IIte aged.
"Urn?" la hucia. 'Irb
LAST OF THE
BI J. FENIMORE COOPER
Thomas D. Connolly
Hardly hard Washlagto Irving be
gun the career with his Knickerbocker
History sad the Sketch-book which
made him the aret American man of
letters to achieve am International
reputation, when he wan Joined in that
pleasant eminence by James Fenlmore
Irving wrote on the traditional lines
of English literature. Cooper found
something new. lie presented the re
cert bat romantic past of his own
country on land and sea, and he Intro
duced to the world the algre of the
noble red man, with the glamour of
mystery which the unknown always
adds to romancee. He to much more
read today than Irving; his hold to
foreig lands to particularly tronea.
probably due to the fact that bhi style
could only be Improved by translation.
The thrill that comes from a wholesome
story of adventure ham a lure for all
"humanlty, as have brave deeds of der
tlagde. The thirteen-year-old Yale
treshmaL (who never got his degree)
is known Et thousands who have never
heard of his great presldent. Timothy
Dwight. "The Spy," "The Pilot," "The
Last of the Molecans," "The Two Ad
mirals." "The Pioneers," "The Prlrte,."
"The Red Rover," "The Pathinder," are
some of his books most familiar, but
everyone has his own particular taste
in adventure. Boa voyage to the young
to heart who have yet to meet James
N THE third year of the war be
tween France and England in
North America, news came to
Fort Edward, where lay General Webb
with 5.Iw,) men, that Montealm was
advancing on Fort William Henry. held
by the veteran Scotchman. Munro.
Webb. in<tend of gling to the assist
ance of Munro, sent him a scant hand
ful of men.
Munro's daughters, Cora and Alice,
determined to visit their father de
spite the danger. Capt. Duncan Hey.
ward, deeply In love with Alice. offered
to serve as their escort. The party
set out by little-frequented paths,
guided by an Indian, Le Renard Sub
til, or Magus, as he was known to his
tribe. An eccentric singing master,
David Gamut, attached himself to the
party, despite Heyward's protests.
As the unsuspecting travelers passed
through the thick forests a savage
face glared at them from a thicket.
Magus was leading the party into a
Two men sat by the banks of a small
stream about an hour's journey from
Fort Edward. One, a magnificent
specimen of Indian manhood, had a
terrifying emblem of death painted
upon his naked breast. The other,
tall, with the lithe muscles of the
woodsman, was white.
"Listen, Hawkeye," said the Indian.
"We Mohlcans came and made this
land ours. Then came the Dutch. and
gave my people the fire-water. Then
they parted with their land. Now I
a chief and a Sagamore, have never
seen the sun shine except through the
trees, and have never visited the
graves of my fathers. And my son,
Uncas, the last of the tribe, is the last
of the Mohicans."
As his name was mentioned, Uncas
slipped into view, and seated himself
gravely by the side of his father,
Almost immediately the little caval
cade from Fort Edwards came into
view. Heyward. addressing Hawkeye,
inquired as to their whereabouts, ex
plaining that their Indian guide had
lost his way.
"An Indian lost in the woods rsaid
the scout In perplexity. "I should
like a look at the creature."
He crept stealthily Into the thicket,
to return after a moment, his suspl
cions fully confirmed. Explaining to
Heyward that the Indian had tried to
trap the party, he putlined a plan for
the capture of the traitor. But, as
they stole upon him, Magua divined
their plan, and vanished in the thick
Hawkeye realised the serious plight
of the little party, and volunteered to
help them. They set up the river In
A canoe bound for a cave, where none
but the scout and his Indian compan
lons had ever set foot This haven
they reached in safety, although pur.
sued by a band of Indians as they
crossed the lake.
They had barely reached their is
land fortress when Magua's band ap
peared on their trail. The scout and
his companions valiantly defended their
cave against a horde of Indians, in
flcting heavy losses until their am
munition gave out. Then Corn, see
ing that resistance was useless, begged
the scout and the two Indians to slip
down the river, and attempt to secure
re-enforcements at Fort William
Henry. But a short while after the
couts set off, Magas and his war
riors appeared, and made captive the
whites who remained in the cave.
Maguas divided his band, and set off
with his captives, attended by a hand
fl of braves. He offered to send
Mice to her father, if Cora would go
with him to bis wigwam. Allee Indig
nantly refused, and Magua, enraged,
prepared to torture his captives,
Just as a brave rushed at Alice,
with tomahawk raised, a ridfe cracked,
and the Indian dropped. Hawkeye,
followed by Uncas and Chilngachgook,
THE ALBAN CALENDAR.
In the ancient Alban calendar, in
which a year was represented as con
alstlng of ten months of Irregular
length, April stood first with 36 days
to its credit In the calendar of Rom
ulus It had 80 days, while Numa's
twelve-month calendar assigned it to
fourth place, with 29 days; and so It
remained nma the reformation of the
alendu by Jullus Caesar, when it re
covered its former 80 days, which t
has naes vtaiane
rushed upon the bewildered Indtens;
only Magua escaped the fury of' their
attack. The captives were freed, and
in a short time the party enterel Folrt
WiJliam Hlenry, depite, the fact tint
Montcalm was attacking it.
Their stay at the fort was brief
however, for Munro. his forces heatv
ily outnulnmbered by those of Mont
calm, was forced to capitulate. Monit
ca(trn promiised that the defenders of
the fort should he permitted to deparl
for Fort Edward, and guaranteed that
they should tiot hie molested. Munro
agreed. and the English abanidoned the
As the women and children were
tiling across the plain before the fort
an Indian reached out for a trinket
on 1 h' breast of a woman who bore
a child in her arms. Affrichteid, the
'woo:nr drew back. whereupion the In
lian seized the child and ldashed It to
the criurtil, then buried his tromnhalwk
in the head of rthe womain. In its ine
st:irnt the Indianrr of Mlntcalll'< arramy
fell uJ!rn th,. hel~rle-s aorner atind hil
drenri. IDertht was ,sryw1w,,ere. aind in
Sudtldenly 1Magua catirht sight kf
('imre and Alice, who s.tood helples by
the pile of shlin. tIe seized the ter
rified girls, and hurried them into the
woods. Gamut, whom the Indians
venerated as one in-ane, was perlnmit
ted to accompany them.
A few days later Ilawkeye and his
Indian companions, with iHeyward and
Munro. stood on the bloody plain.
They had searched carefully for the
bodies of the girls, but without sue
cess. Hawkeye, certain that Magua
had carried them off, searched dill
gently for the trail. Suddenly they
found it, and the little party set off
after the wily Magua.
The trail led to an Indian village,
where they came upon Gamut, ludi
crously attired as an Indian warrior.
Ileyward. disguised as a medicine
man, entered the camp with Ga;rnut.
lie had been in the enca rnpment but
a short while when n old chief re
qurtsted hint to drive the evil spirit
from the wife of one oif his young men.
As Ityward was preparing for the
unwelcolile task, an Indian was
broutiht into the camp, and all thought
of the woman vanished at the news
that the prisoner was Uncas, deadly
foe of the tribe.
Soon, as the excitement over the cap
tive subsided, the old chief, remem
bhered the sick woman, and escorted
Heyward to her chamber in a cave of
the neighboring mountain. As Hey
ward, alone in the chamber, save for
the dying woman, looked around him,
he was startled by a great shaggy
bear, which padded golselessly in.
Suddenly its head slipped off, and Hey
ward, astounded, was gazing at Hawk
eye, who, thus attired, had made his
way into the Indian village.
As the scout rearranged his dis
guise Heyward, hearing a slight noise
in another chamber, investigated, and
found Alice there. With Hawkeye's
assistance, he managed to bring the
girl from the chamber and stole
out of the village. Hawkeye, still
in the character of the bear, fear
lessly entered the cabin where Uncas
was imprisoned, and succeeded in lib
erating him. Together they made their
way into the forest.
Magua, although keeping Alice with
his own tribe, had entrusted the care
of Corn to a friendly tribe of Dela
wares. Immediately after the escape
of Alice. he hurried to the encamp
ment of the Delawares to claim Cora.
By Indian law, the girl was his cap
tive, and he bore her away, despite
the Intervention of Uncas, a hereditary
chief of the tribe.
As soon as he had vanished in the
forest, the tribe, under the leadership
of Uncas, prepared to follow him and
war against his people. In their hid
eous war panoply they hurried on
A bloody battle was tought be
tween the two Indian tribes and the
forces of Le Renard Subtil crushingly
defeated. Seeing that the day was
lost, the wily savage seized Corn in
his arms, and hurried toward the
mountains, Uncas, Heyward and
Hawkeye in hot pursuit.
Cora, knowing the fate that lay be
fore her, suddenly refused to move
from the ledge on which she stood.
"Woman I" cried Magua, raising his
knife, "choose-the wigwam or the
knife of Le Subtil?"
As he spoke, Uncas thudded down
beside him, having jumped from a
fearful height to the ledge. Magua, a
ferocious smile on his dusky face,
plunged the knife into the body of
his prostrate enemy. While Magua
gloated over the dying Uncas, one of
his companions aheathed his knife in
With a wild cry of triumph, Magua,
after leaping a wide fissure, made for
the summit of the mountain. A single
bound would carry him to the brink of
the precipice and assure his safety.
He shouted defiantly: "T]he pale
faces are dogs! The Delawares,
women! Magua leaves them on the
rocks for the crows !"
He turned and leaped for the
height, but fell short, and only saved
himself by grasping a bush that grew
from the side of the mountain. As he
slowly pulled himself up. Hawkeye's
rifle cracked from below. Magua,
sbhakling his hand In defiance of his en
emy, shot downward to destructlon.
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Champion Meanest Man.
A peculiar case which recently came
before a London magistrate was that
of a woman who applied for a separa
tlion from her husband, whom she de
nounced as the champion mean man of
all England. She complained that her
husband during the sugar famine kept
his supply in a separate bowl, in which i
he imprisoned a fly. If the dfly was
still there when hre returned home no- I
body had tampered with his board; if
it was not, a luup or two had besn s
VOICE OF REFORM.
1'1'tt llt'rk" Lt.' ý * lliV t` 1 . l\ ,i' Ussr tr
"hat at , the .tr ?"trbers
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ill lrst 'lt..s totls rltal pa rlmr."''
"Was the lltio cvarrtd?"T'
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conterned that th!,ir cl tlit.ts had not
been etducnttel up to that point yet.
SO the ulotio w\nas lost."
Young Lidy-"Who's that tall. dls
tlngulshed-looking man standing by
the firepla e?"
Dowager-"1My nephew. Lives in the
country ill the year rountd. Never
comes to London if he can help it."
Younllg .Latdy-"t tl. but you must
Introduce me to hirll. I sinply adore
a 1ntes. l"- )I(h.
GOT HIS ORDERS
"Why has Reggy shaved off his
"Got a new girl, I believe, and Is
making some alterations to suit her
Out of Date.
"Speak gently" says the proverb oLS
Its potency has flown;
If nowadays your own you'd hold
Employ a megaphone.
Led by Conscience.
"What first led you to go into poll
"My conscience," replied Senator
Sorghum. "As a young man I had so
high an opinion of my abilities that I
thought it would be an unpardonable
lack of patriotism if I neglected to
gite my country the benefit of my
"I'll fine you $10 for contempt of
"All right, your honor. I'll pay it.
but It's a lucky thing for me that you
don't know what I'm thinking."
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"Your honor, my mind is now a per
"So you consider .rack misleading
and disappointing. Why, dear?"
"Well, he had me on the tenterhooks
last night In expectation that he was
going to ask me to go to the theater."
"And didn't he?"
"No. he only asked me to marry
"That old fellow has Just In.
stalled a dictaphone In hla oMo.*
ale says all hle tenographere
were so pretty, he couldnt keep his
mnlad on his business
The Brighter Dawn.
A little time with sorrow,
But In her darkest nlsht
We dream aof toromrow
setting the Pace.a
-d--rom has sold hs race hors
ad invested In a car.
Nged-Hue said he wanted somethae
that ad a little speed.
Nothing to It
"I'll have to fine you for speeding."
"But, squire, we came to you to be
married and we have only $10 for your
'Yoo weren't speeding. You could
have gone twice as fast and not tm
A f lacker.
Mrs. Hoyl-If all men were 11Lh
my husband there wouldn't be any
Mrs. Doyl -What's the atte
doesn't he work?
Heard in Court.
Judgt-You say the prisoner is not
Insane, and yet he is not in his right
mlnd? How Is that?
Wtness-L,,ts of people, your honor,
who are not insane are wrong-mlndtd)
Husband-Of course, my dear, I
have my fault
Wilfe--I gpuld have -hav fery
,.ith year iey a . .