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Thursday, August 4, 1910.
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THE HERALD'S farm, page, conuueteu uy ."- -"- - .
of agronomy (the broad science ef developing agricultural resources) in
the New Mexico college of agriculture and mechanic cits, has already
achieve distinction as the only authoritative compendium of agricultural informa
tion available to farmers in this valley where conditions are in a measure peculiar
For many years The Herald has sought to build up its farming department. But
it has been difficult to procure material for that department of the newspaper that
would be thoroughly applicable to actual conditions in this valley. It is easy
enough to get material for a farm page that is based on experience in other states
at a distance; there are numerous syndicates which make a business of supplying
articles on farming to newspapers; none of these services has ever appealed to
the management of The Herald as worth the space and money they would
require, for they possess no local application. The topics discussed in these for
eign services are of comparatively remote interest to our own southwest,, and
farmers in this region would find it difficult to apply many of the principles
therein set forth.
It is with the view of givnig to the farmers of the southwest a newspaper
service particularly adapted to their needs, that The Herald has procured the
services of a well equipped practical thoroughly trained agriculturist to con
duct this page. Illustrating the broad field which is covered in the special service
for the benefh: of the farmer readers of The Herald a mere recital of the topic!
treated during the month of July is of interest. There have been authontativ
and detailed articles within the last few weeks on the selection of wheat, the ef
fect of alfalfa feeding on various farm animals, the feeding and care of poultry,
the need of farmers for poultry and the great opportunities open to agriculturists
in this branch of -the business, the culture of peaches, the value of pumping
plants as supplementary to irrigation, the raising and marketing of cantaloups,
the effect of soil cultivation on growth of crops and quantity of water needed,
the value of poultry raising on dry farms, examples of successful farming m
this valley, the science and art of grading wheat, raising turkeys for the mar
ket, the art of properly starting orchard trees, the efficiency of irrigation pumping
plants, chicken foods, chicken diseases, etc, etc
In Saturday's paper this week will appear a very important article on hog
rising in irrigated regions. Prof. Schutz has made "a special study of this sub
ject and is well qualified to advise the farmers of the southwest upon the eco
nomic importance of hog raising.
This is a division of farm management that is almost totally neglected m
El Paso county. There are fewer four footed hogs in this valley than there are
three legged burros. It does not reflect much credit on the capacity of a farmer
as a manager when he neglects such a very important branch of farming as raising
hogs. In his Saturday articl Prof. Schutz will advise the raising of barley for
the purpose of feeding hogs and this applies to irrigated regions and dry farming
regions with equal force- Field peas and alfalfa are also good, but Prof. Schutz
has excellent authority for maintaining that barley in this valley may prove to
be the most economical hog feed. Says he, "It is cheaper to raise barley under
irrigation than corn in the Mississippi valley states, and it will produce more
In his Saturday article Prof. Schutz will cover the questions of hog feeding,
selection of strains, finishing for the market, hardening the flesh, raising hogs for
different purposes, importance of abundant clean water, preparation of feed, and
other questions of vital importance to the successful hog raiser.
The efforts of The Herald to meet the demand of southwestern farmers for
informatoin of special local interest are widely appreciated.
A. . O
The United States biological survey has been studying the birds of California
in their relation to the interest of the farmers. Of all the birds common in the
state only four species are regarded as harmful to growing crops out of proportion
to the good they do. These are the linnet, California jay, stellar jay, and!
red-breasted sapsucker. The biological survey bulletin lays great stress on the
fact that all the damage the birds may do to agricultural and horticultural prod
ucts is small as compared with the benefits they confer by destroying harmful
insects and seeds of noxious weeds.
The Way to
THE Republicans of El Paso county have put in the field a strong ticket of
good clean men. The local Republican party has for years demonstrated
forcibly its right to active participation in governmental affairs by choosing
for its nominees without exception men of high character, good standing in the com
munity, and recognized fitness for public office.
Clean political methods as exemplified by the nominations and by the party
activities of the Republicans locally deserve recognition and support.. Balance
Tyell maintained between the two great parties is desirable in county and state
affairs no less than nationally. There is no good reason why the Republican
county ticket should not poll a very substantial share of the total vote this fall,
and win the election as to some offfices at least.
In this community there is no foundation for the slightest prejudice against
voting the Republican ticket, and it becomes, or should become, solely a question
of choosing the best man for the offices and the most progressive and widely ser
viceable program of party principles and administration.
The investigation at Palestine, Texas, discloses that a number of the negro
victims were young boys and that the mob in squads of 20 or more went through
the country roads, the woods, and the village, firing upon every black skin they
saw. -There seems to have been no armed attack or retaliation by the negroes,
and no provocation for the outrages by the white mob. Many of the white men
of the country who were not members of the mob were so terrorized that they
feared to give relief to the wounded negroes and left them lying in the sun to
die. The whole episode is one of the most disgraceful that every blotted the
history of this state.
There will be a good roads exhibit at the Dallas fair this fall; the suggestion
is one that the El Paso fair managers would do well to follow. El Paso county
has developed a system of road building likely to become a model for the whole
"Onitd States. Miniature samples showing the methods of construction accom
panied by models and photographs would prove extremely interesting to all visitors
both from the city and the surrounding territory It is a great opportunity t opush
along the educational campaign for good roads.
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feet. And then our little Sarah June, went out to buy a
hat, and some one, from an aeroplane, fell down and mashed
Copyright, 1910. by George Matthews
I "WONDER how many captains will
bring their little ships safely home
to port these midsummer days.
Girls may pass the winter season
without sweethearts and beaux, but
very few girls go through the summer
without at least one sentimental epi
sode. It's a sort of midsummer madness
which erets in the blood.
Manv of vou my girls, will fall In
love this summer.
"With some It will be the great and
abiding love of your lives; with others
it will be but a passing infatuation but
with all it will .be real enough, while it
lasts. And. in either case, it should be
looked upon seriously.
If It is real love, may God bless you
and help you to steer your little boat
of happiness into a safe harbor.
Avoid this Danger, Girls.
If it Is imitation love, may God grant
vou sense to distinguish betwten the
false and the true, and to avoid the
worst fate that can befall any girl a
A moonlit summer evening puts a
great glamour on commonplace things.
It can glorify a flirtation into a very
good imitation of real love.
Try to keep your wits, girls, even
when your hearts are pounding madly
and the whole moonlit world is singing
At- T.m.rcoir if Triiaf vou feel is love.
or some mere physical attraction, which
quickly wears on.
"When vou fall in love, you want it to
be the love of your life, for you know,
dears, this falling in love is a strange,
perplexing sort of joy, as troublous
as it is sweet.
There are doubts and fears, as well
Song Of the Ironworker
By ALFRED DAMON RTJNYON.
ELL gentlemen swell gentlemen in your frowsy, arowsy clubs,
Take note o' me an' Bill McGhee, an' twenty other dubs
ww ctno.k- as-in the sky line, like flies agin a wall-n
Ho think o' me an' Bill McGhee, an' watch us as we crawl
Ground the bars, between the stars an' up the shafts o day;
You hear the gang when the hammers clang an' the bullglnes hoist away.
Ho give us a job to fix the moon; to tinker the golden star! -
Give us a chance an see us' prance along a path o' air! " ,.,
TYe'il hang for hours by our teeth to the flowers that grow in the turquoi
An' riffle 'seine through the silver rain for the tears that the angels shed!
ve gentlemen high gentlemen In your frowsy, drowsy clubs.
Take note'o' me an' Bill McGhee an' twenty other dubs.
"rv, ,aif of tht-m arft come-one. an' the other half's a scream)
I But watch 'em as they sift between the banks o' risin' steam!
1 Towards the clouds, above the crowds, above the dinky town
They follow the flight o' the shafts o'
J a Tool janooUX
Ho, gentlemen so, gentlemen at your .nastef ul, wasteful ease,
Get on to us-an' hear us cuss, an' watch us as we squeeze
The girders into decent shape, an see the graceful way
"We swing like toy balloons to meet the comin o' the day!
Toward the sky we climb so high; through vacant space we grope
"We're anchored there by earnest prayer, with God our chiefest hope!
"So give us a chance to paint the clouds, or prop the fallin' stars;
Give us a crack at the milky track, or a job to rivet Mars,
"We'll can the thunder an" make Jove wonder whose stealin his lightnln'
An' step up to "Venus, who'll say that she's seen us when we hand her a
couple o jolts!"
THE ONE WHO WINS
(By Kennett Harris.)
... - .. I
YOU may be almighty ciever, uu ,
mav be in fact, a wonder ,
With a brain that in its workings
J?i Jii stall or blunder;
You may set-the world a-gaping with
com marvelous invention.
You may make a grand success of any
thing you like to mention;
Y'ou may have an eye that's hawk-like,
penetrating and commanding,
But" vou'll not command a stranger with
your strength of understanding.
If upon your fellow creatures you would
make a great impression,
Put some flesh on.
If you're undersized and puny duodec
"With no sort of brawn or muscle for
asserting j'our position.
If you're hatchet-faced and spindling,
vou must find existence painful.
For the world looks on the skinny with
an aspect most disdainful.
You'll be treated with contumely, scorn
ed, neglected, disregarded.
Yes you'll be turned down a-plenty if
vour ribs are not well larded.
It's the thin folk, you will notice, lack
assertion and- aggression.
Put some flesh on.
It's the close-to-fifty waistband, you
will find that's world-controlling.
It's the voice that gruffly rumbles, it's
the eye that's fiercely rolling,
It's the neck that's red and bulging o'er
a number eighteen collar.
It's the amplitude of, shirt-front, you
may bet your bottom dollar.
When you bellow like a fog-horn and
your tread makes windows rattle
There will be small need q fighting.
You've already won the battle.
You will seldom have to struggle for
a favor or concession.
Put some flesh on.
Reno Has Fire.
Reno, Xev. Aug. 4. An explosion of
gasoline in a tailor shop caused a fire
which burned three business houses and
their contents valued at about $10,000
and insured for half that amount.
when his day's toil was through. "You're ,
toll too what worries voul isomewiiii-i
came that way, and cut off both his
Midsummer Love and
Its Many Dangers
I once heard a woman say: -'Thank
goodness, I am married to John; I love
him devotedly and hope to all my
life; but I could not stand falling in
love with him over again. It nearly
Despair as "Well as Bliss.
""Weren't you happy?" I asked, in
"Yes, of course I was; but I was also
miserable. One day in the heights of
i bliss, the next in the deptns ot ue-
spair now I am in a heaven ot peace.
I love him and he loves me; all we have
to do is to "hold each other's, love.
During the summertime a girl meets
manv strange men. She goes away on
i-uitls or a vacation: she is among
J strangers and compeled to judge these
men friends by herself that is, witnoui
the guidance of her mother's opinion.
There Is one infallible rule to follow,
girls, and that is: The Instant a man
gives you the slightest reason to doubt
his honor and sincerity have nothing
more to do with him.
Remember, also, that men, as well as
girls, suffer from midsummer madness.
A man may -lose his head over a Pre"y
girl, and pay her many 'attentions, but
it does not always mean that he wants
to marry her.
It Is Not Alvrnys Lore.
So don't rush to the conclusion that
because vour heart beats quickly when
a certain man looks at you. you are in
1rT- -n-ith him.
Summer -is summer.
or,? -hnt XT sweet but together
i t, -t- moiro o -said oother ot
iney sumcumca "i"-
So. once more, little friends, if you
are drifting into that sweetest of ports
keep vour eyes open and be sure that
the steady beacon of true love lights
you on your way.
light that God nimsen sex uuu;
Today and Tomorrow
By James B. Harris.
rVm"nfvrmrr -fViA iIaiiH: iflOV r"2 frlOl.
-- re ... .
And storms sweep oer the way,
But what care Te that such may be
K the sun shines bright today?
Tomorrow our hopes may perish,
And our portion Drove dismay,
But while God's licht is fair and bright,
Let's utilize today.
Tomorrow our lives are ended,
And our bodies laid a.wav.
So let us live, love and forcive
While it is yet today.
Years Ago To
From The Herald Of
This Date 1893.
Dr. W. M. Yandell was run over by a
horse this afternoon.
Johnny Steffian and bride were sere
naded last night. f
The directors of the Y. M. C. A. will
meet Thursday night.
Gov. Ahumada' of Chihuahua is en his
way to Juarez to preside at the raying
of the corner stone of the public school
The first shipment of El Paso grapes
for the season' was made yesterday.
A. P. Coles denies the report that he
has leased the Pierson.
Z. T. AVhite and Z. B. Clardy have re
turned from a trip to St. Louis.
There was a refreshing rain Inst
Hnrry Powers' right hand was injur
ed yesterday at the planing mill.
Spreckels an Insurgent.
Chicago, 111., Aug. 4. Rudolph
Spreckels, returning from his confer
ence with Col. Roosevelt in New York,
arrived in Chicago en route to Madison,
Wis., to see senator R. M. LaFollette.
Mr. Spreckels said the insurgent move
ment In the Republican party was in
the saddle to stav and that he had be
come an insurgent.
,, Tim Htflo -michelTv; ot f ho ..IV Hist 11 111V Ilu t t im
dread; I try to laugh my griefs away, but tears will come j
iiici.pul. Our little Johnnie went to nlav with others, on the JJ
King George Of England Never Tried B
s In Matters Of Government Before Frederic
XXX THE BRITISH CRISI&-
ONDON. England, Aug. 4. His ,
most excellent majesty, George
the Fifth, by the grace of
God of the -United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Ireland, and of the
British dominions beyond the seas 1
king, defender of the faith. Emperor of
India, will receive the British crown
,' from the Archbishop of Canterbury in
"Westminster Abbey4 one day next June.
This man, of whom the world knows
I nothinsr. aetuallv became kinff that
night last May when his father died.
For eighten years England and the En
glish knew -hat this oung man some
day would be called to reign over the j ments of both sides. But on his face
vast, dominions or the British empire, j he wore a royal mask which effectu
comprising one-fifth of the world's ter- I ally concealed his emotions. If he ever
ritory and one-fifth of the world s in- :
habitants. But the British people never
inriiTirfl what manner of man he might t
be; they never asked him, for his opin- J
ions as to matter of governmental
policy: they never questioned his fit
ness for the high office he was des
tined to fill; they knew only that he
was of royal race and that he would
Kins Business Old Trade.
hs king business Is ore of the oldest
les in the world. Like other busi- j
nesses it has had Its ups and downs: it
has been popular and Its tradesmen have
ruled or ruined at their august pleas
ure; it has been unpopular and its
tradesmen have paid with their lives
the penalty of their kingship. Kings
have been the inspired and consecrated
agents of the. Deity in ruling the mor
tals of this Inferior worid; kings have
been the pawns In games played by great i
soldiers, diplomatists and priests; kings kno"wl -without personally meddling in
have been mere figureheads to repre- the poiitical situation, that he favors
sent in mortal flesh the Immortal and the contInuation ot the pfeseRt reia.
intangible spirit of a national st- tions between the lords and the com
ence. But always kings have been kings. . monSf his -jj prooably -win prevail,
and never has there been a king who
would of his own accord abate one jot
or tittle of his royal power. Never
has there been a king who did not be
lieve in his soul that he was made ot
better clay than other men. j
Something more than a century ago j
there was a great social convuisiuu
the western world which caused thrones
to totter, and which occasioned a terific
slump in the stock of the king business
by striking down the notion that kings
ruled bv virtue of divine right- This
great panic was followed by a long
series of ups and downs inwnicn no
king ever knew quite what his business
was worth. About 40 years ago things
quieted down, and ever-since then king
stock has ben gradually rising. To
day the king business is more flourish
ing than at any time within the past
Proud to "be .Subjects.
Absurd as it may seem to those in
whose veins runs the blood of men
who signed the Declaration of Inde
pendence, subjects of kings are quite
as proud of their estate as are citizens
of republics. An American will not
fail to wince when some careless
speaking Englishman refers to him as
an "American subject". And yet tne
Englishman is as pridful of his rela
tion as a subject of King George as
anv American, be he Teferson Brick
himself, could be of 'lis citizenship in
trip American re.i.iblic. Any person n
TTntrlnnd who atritatei the tvrthrow of I
the monarchy and the establishment
of a republic would be even more of a
traitor .than an American who would
advocate making a certain citizen into
Kins Theodore I. There are no repub
licans in Britain. jut as there are no
monarchists in America. Every man
likes his own system. True, it may be
objected that there are republicans In
Spain; but then there are also monarch
ists in France. The trouble in those
countries is that the system has chang
ed so many times that the people are
not settled in their preferences.
Loyalty First Duty.
The one thing about which even
Briton is agreed is that it is his first
dutj-, under any and all circumstances
whatsoever to be loyal and true to his
king. Loyalty to the crown is the only
effective bond of British unity. Even
the Irish, as long as they remain in
Ireland, forget the sufferings of 750
years of cruel oppression and send mes
sages of devotion and .loyalty to the
new sovereign. The Hindu revolution
ists, too often maligned as anarchists,
when King Edward died, gathered in
state to express in ceremonial solemnlty
the sorrow of the 300,000.000 subjects of
the Kaiser-i-Hind. There may be bit
ter politics, and even bloody violence
in protest against the constituted Brit
ish government, but there is nothing
but "love and loyalty for the English
George a Crack Shot.
And the man who has come to occu
pv this, the greatest throne in all the
history of monarchy; the man who has
come to rule over this, the greatest
empire ever acknowledged by man; the
man who now receives the homage of
this world-wide and magnificent loy
alty is a man about whom only three
things are certainly known he is one
of the six best shots in ingiana, ne
is one of the greatest postage stamp
collectors' in the world, and he suffers
There is a general custom amony
Icings which decress that the crown
prince opposes always the political
views ;of his father. Queen Victoria
was popularly believed to be a Tory.
Edward was a Liberal. George, by the
same, token, is-presumed to be a Tory.
Certain it Is that most of his friends
have ben staunch Tories and George
never has exhibited any of those dem
ocratic traits which made his father
popular outside of his own realm as
well as within its borders. George, so
far as anything is known of him at
all, is an intense Englishman, having
the average Englishman's supreme con
tempt and hearty dislike for all for
eigners. His queen, too, is English
the first English princess to sit on the
English throne for many years. She
too dislikes and distrusts foreigners.
Believes in Navy.
In hi career as Prince of Wales
t George made one speech
! something more than a mere conven
tional utterance. It was entitled "Wake
up, England!" It was an exposition of
the doctrines of the Imperialistic party,
which is to say. the Tory party. It Is
Inevitable that George, having been
a sailor from his childhood until tho
death of his elder brother, should be
a hearty supporter of the navy and a
believer in the doctrines of the Blue
With respect to the navj-, and to Im
perialism, it is possible to guess that
George is an ardent Tory. There is no
I one thing upon which one may base a
belief that the new king in any 'way
sympathizes with the Liberal party. As
'far as the domestic political crisis is
concerned, king George's attitude is not
known, it may not be guessed at in
telligently. Groping in the dark, one
feels rather than sees, that the king will
oppose, whether activel- or passive
the efforts of the British democracy
to destroy the peculiar privileges of the
uum, i muw.
The divinity that doth hedge a king
is as nothing compared to the obscur-
ity which envelopes an heir apparent,
Witness the Prince Imperial of Japan,
the crown prince of Austria, or the vice
president of the United States. Secure
in that obscurity, George formed his
political notions. He was an interested
auditor in the galleries of the house of
commons during the long debates on
the constitutional crisis last winter.
He heard at first hand the best argu-
communicated his comments on that de-
bate to any living soul, the English
neocle do not know it.
Here is the ancient kingdom of Eng-
land in the throes of a great constitu
tional crisis, the issue of which probab
ly wil change forever the course of
British affairs. The opposing sides are
lined up in battle array, all ready for
j Che fight, waiting only until their new
king may get his crown, before Invok-
Ing the arbitrament of political war.
And yet both sides, each believing that
the future of England depends upon the j
success of its doctrines, will be willing
to defer their judgment, or perhaps to
the prejudices, of this unknown and
unknowable man. ,
Kins' "Will Ts l,avr.
The leaders of both parties know that
the king's will may not be opposed, un-
, less the king should violate his pledges
to the neODle, If he sha1 let lt be
A Question Of Inches
Uy Itiiby H. Ayre.
SHE lived next door to me. A hedge
of brier rose was the sole barrier be
tween our respective gardens. Some
times, when the hedge va not too
thick, we held conversacion across it,
and her face was the fairest rose of all
as It smiled at me between the leaves; i
but -more often than not she would i-uire
into mv erarden and sit bes-i. my .-hair
and talk to me, for I am a cripple,
though, as this story is not min?, I will
not wear- you with a recital of :he acci
dent which chained me to my thair.
I grew fond of the little irl next
No. there are no conclusions t- be
jumped at. I am 50, and no hair is
gray; and she is one and twsntv
It was one morning in early nne
when I saw the glimmer of nsr frock
through the rosef-hedge, and neard the
click of the gate. I had been expecting
her, seeing" that shortly befen I had
seen poor Bob Hillyer's dejected shoul
ders pass my gate and vanish down tJ:e
sunny road. v
He had been "refused" for the sec
ond time as I had known he would be.
but experience has taught me the use
lessness of arguing with a man in '.ove.
She came up my garden path with a
frown on her pretty face.
"He's been and done it again." she
said with exasperation.
I looked at her critically: she looked
rather disturbed, but certainly not
"The man is a fool." I said quietly.
She looked startled, and not particu
t- t ., -Mrv7" r. oeL-Od. I
ror proofs w ""- - v
ui course s.iu j..
"Why?" Rye tried to look dignified
it was a laiiuie. t,, y
, "Because he might have known be-
forehand that you would refuse him. I
"I have told him over so many times
that I don't want to be married," she
assured me eagerly.
"Quite so,' I admitted. "But that
Isn't the reason."
She flushed up.
"What do you mean?" she demanded-
"I mean," I said, "that if you told Bob
Hillyer the truth you would sav, T 3m
not going to marry you because you a
too short, and too quiet, and too much
everything I don't admire In a man.' "
"In fact.' I added serenely, "It's
merely a question of inches. But looks
are not everything."
"I never said they were." she replied.
"But you think so," said I, expecting
instant annihilation. "And that's why
t o-nlno- to trtl.1 von that "Hlllver S
little finger is worth more tban the
handsome six feet something that goes
by the name of Goeffry Wyburg."
Another silence, then Rye laughed,
not very naturally. Are you jealous of
him. too?" she asked.
"Isn't it rather an Insult to accuse
people of being jealous "of a tailor's
dummy?" I asked.
Rye grew scarlet, there were tears of
vexation In her eyes.
"Ho's the handsomest man in the
country," she declared. "And you know
"My dear, I never denied it," said I
"Butyou could put his brain on a three
penny piece .am ..u . w
a mouse. It isn't always the biggest
men who have the biggest hearts and
Bob Hillyer "
"Oh. I'm siekof hearing about Poo."
she burst In. Father never loses a
chance to tell me that he Is the finest
follow in thi world, and mother say?
that she loves him like her own on: ; only that morning suddenly the truth
but he never will be. in spite of that dawned upon me and I knew that Hill
they say," declared Rye. j yer nao- only said what he had to savs
I maintained a discreet silence, chiefly j her Pride,
because I differed from her, and if did , I raised myself on my elbow, and
not seem quite a propitious moment in
which to say so.
"Of course," she submitted with sar
casm, "we all know that Bob is rich "
"And we all know." I added, "that
what is far better he has a heart of
"J. rio.i't believe in betting," she an
nounced, throwing away the last petal
of the decapitated flower. "But I
should like to have a little one with
vou that I never marry Bob."
"Delighted," said I. "Will you have
gloves or chocolates?"
"Gloves six pairs, and my size is
She seemed confident of winning.
"And if you lose?" I asked.
She laughted again very confidently.
I had seen young Wyburg kiss her
at the gate a few night back, and sup
posed to put it vulgarly she was
backing herself to win, on the strength
of that. But a kiss does not of neces
sity mean ridlnsr to win; sometimes a
man kisses and rides away.
"If I lose." she told me with impudent
emphasis, "I will give you "
"A kiss?" I asked smiling.
"If you like," She smiled saucily.
"You shall have two," she announced
with great generosity "If I lose "
She held out her small hand, and I
took it to seal the compact.
Ignorance gives a feller away quicker
than a celluloid collar. It's no trouble i'
do a fine credit business.
And yet the British people would not
permit him to take an active part in
F"?""' J 1 J!JIfS
IU WUI.ll.1; tilC "Cat UttUiWUUil vr- ...c,..
kings and would forfeit him thli respect
of his people.
Perhaps if George Is the Tory that
many believe him to be, he will save
the aristocracy Its privileges, and block
the attack of a militant democracy, by
appealing to all the people not to do
anything that will embarrass him. It
is an apparent certainty that the Lib
erals cannot win in their fight against
the house of lords unless the king will
give Mr. Asquith the power to name a
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Daily Short Story
Wyburg kissed her at the gate that
They made a pretty picture. I watched
them through the rose-hedge, and I
could not but admit that they were a
Rye called to me through the hedge
the next mornin?-
"Bob has gone away," she said.
"Sensible fellow," said I. "No doubt
he'll soon find another lady-love."
Rye shook her head with delightful
"I am afraid he won't," 3he said. "He's
the sort of man who takes thing3
I was rather hard on Wybursr. but
j then my fear was that Rye. was ridins
! for a fa41.
And I was right.
His visits to Itose Cottage suddenly
Rye said he had gone to London on
I suppose she read disbelief in my
"When he comes back," she said, a
sort of defiance In her voice, "when he
cames back, everything wIH be all
right and I shall have my gloves," she
added, trying to speak playfully.
"He's coming back.this evening;" said
I looked up from my book, and men
tally noted that she was wearing a new
"So I observe." I said. She looked
down at her dress, it was blue, like her
ej'es, and blushed-
I had had a letter from Bib Hillyer
that morning, and it had told me some.
I thing that had dlrauieted me some-
thing to do with Wyburg and a lady
frm th chorus of a musical comedy
aQd a Istrar office
'Hillyer returns tonight as well," I
i But Rye evinced no interest, and aftt-r
I a moment, during which it was perfectly
1 evident that her thoughts were not
J with me, she took herself off.
j I sat out in the garden late that
j night, and I think I must have fallen
into a doze, for I woke whh a start to
j find lt nearly dark, and to hear the
j sound of voices from over the hedge.
They were both men's voices one. I
j knew to be Bob Hillyer's, and the other
after a, moment, I recognized as Wy-
: The latter was speaking rather Ioudly
and rather nervouslv. "Didn't expect to
meet yQU nere Hillyer. . . The fact
iSt j just came along to tell Rye the
-ot .... , . v- -
news. Perhaps you ve heard. I fancy
it's In the papers but Rye and I have
been such friends " He broke off. 1
thought of the kisses at the gate, the
night the nightingale sang in the trees.
"You mean," said Hillyer, "that you
have com to tell her about our mar
riage?" His voice was delightfully
"Yes, the the er fact is, Hillyer,
I I'm rather fraid she'll cut up a bit
rough. You know what girls are, and
And then Hillyer's voice cut the si
lence like a knife.
"I'm afraid I don't understand what
possible interest Miss Farlane could
have in Wyburg, seeing that she is
my affianced wife.
If the moon had fallen out of the sky
on to my lawn, I could not have been
more thunderstruck than I was at thst
! moment. '
Rye engaged to Bob Hillyer. "Why,
j peered at the two men through the rose-
hedge. I was near enough to see them
plainly by the Hght of the summer
moon, and to me, in that monfent, in
spite of his splendid Inches. Wyburg
seemed the veriest pigmy, as he stood,
speechlessly looking at the man before
HiHyer might be short, plain, unin
teresting, but he was a. man every Inch
of him, and I wished with all my heart
that Rye had been a witness of the
scene, even as I had been, and that she
might at last see for herself what she
was throwing away.
But In the morning a note came for
me from the house next door.
"I am going away," wrote Rye in a
shakj- hand. "I can't come to say
'Good-bye to you, because I am so
ashamed. I was in.the garden last night
hiding behind the bushes, and I heard
what I know you must have heard.
"And the best thing that could hava
happened," I said aloud. ,
Rye stayed away nearly a month, and
then, one afternoon when I was dozing
under the trees In the garden, I heard
steps across the lawn. I knew whose
they ere. and I kept my eyes closed.
They came close to me, quite near, and
then two kisses were softly printed
I had won the bet.