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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 907
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Tree anxiously; ''.rnd what of us is JH' PREY OF A - GRIZZLY.-'
there danger?" , . .. . '
"The women are still with your pcd- By . LittIa 0vr.ifiht Bruin Wa.Rob.
pie. and who knowa what may happen bed of a Good NUal.
soon? So I come to speak of your de- T t. , ,
livery. I shall get you free-you shall srizzly tru were nunierbus and trou-. '
Tijr ELEAftOK. GATES.
Author of "The Biography of a Prairie ClrL
COPYRICHT. 1908. BT McCLURE. PHILLIPS t COMPANY.
CHAPTER XXV1IJ, !
T was old Michael who fished
tlje Interpreter from his un
welcome bath. Choklug with
rae and spewing muddy wa-
ter, Matthews was hauled into the
stem of a pirogue. There, while the
pilot rowed slowly to the .Brannon
shore, he stretched his sorry, beilrab
Lled figure a figure in striking con
trast to that of nn hour lefore. Jlis
handkerchief hung upon one ear, his
red shirt clung, his buckskin trousers,
dark and slick from their sousing, bel
lied with water let in at the band; his
bright topped boots spurted like pump
nozzles, his pale hair straggled and
dripped into Ills eyes.
When the boat touched at the steam
er side, he raised himself to 'look back.
Klmon was leisurely ascending the cut
and reaching to left and right for teu
der wisps of vine. Matthews gave' his
hard laugh. "I'll make meat of you,"
he promised savagely. Then he turned
The Irishman was- leaning back,
steadying his craft against the bank
with one hand, holding his stub pipe
out In the other. His blowzy face was
blowzier than ever. Down it, from his
closed lids, ran the teardrops, chasing
one another into the black notched
cavern of his mouth.
Here was a culprit handy to the mo
ment's anger. Matthews arose in his
squashing bouts. "You lop eared son of
a gun, who you laughiu' at'r" he demanded.
The cavern widened till the face was
split in two. "W-w-w-ah!" gasped the
"Maybe you think It was funny.
said the Interpreter, with suave heat.
Cunning deviltry disturbed his fea
tures, and, stepping forward in the
boat, he kicked Michael on a bunion
Pain soliered the pilot. ith a roar
of "Howiey smoke!" lie swung hljs pad
The Interpreter was too quick for
him. Like a frightened muskrat he
sought the water, floundered to a solid
footing: and waded out. '"You will
monkey with a buzzsaw!"' he taunted
"Jus wait!"' " .
Clinging to his injured foot, old Mi
chael rocked himself anil cursed, but
not Xorvlong. He was soon rumbling
toward the barracks, "for," he argued
"there's more 'u' wan way t' kill a cat.'
In a frontier post news tlies with the
dust In the air. Soon the story of Mat
thews and the bull had spread to every
soul at Hraunon. The line chatted it
from gallery to gallery. Clothespin
row digested it in hilarious groups. At
barracks it set the men to swapping
yarns. "I knowed a feller onct that
was goin past a bull pen," declared
one trooper, "and he had a pail of
cherries, and I'll be darned if"1- "But
say! Down home one time," put in a
second, "there was a vaquero with
red sash that .was stoopin' to tix
llank girth, and" "Why, that ain't a
two spot to what happened in Kansas
a year ago this summer. The purtiest
From the doorw ay the captain's voice
Interrupted the battle, and the ' two
men were pulled apart. Matthews fell
to wiping at his stained lips, which
had magically puffed to proportions
suggesting those of-the colonel's black
cook, while the lieutenant was pant
ing and struggling wildly to get free.
.Hiver thrust the latter behind him
and addressed the -interpreter. . "I'm
not stopping this boy because I don't
think you need a sound thrashing," he
ald. "I'd like to see you walloped
vithiu an inch of your life. But I
rau't have this kind of thing going
"I wasn't goin' to tech them gals,"
lisped Matthews. "I ain't no city
We shan't need your services at
Brannou any longer. Y on light out.
After that mess went merrily oiu
Didn't know you had it In you, Fra
ser, marveled one omcer. ijy
cracky," added a second, "how you
can slug!" The surgeon sighed. "o
one has ever understood Itobert," said
he, "but women, critters and kids."
And now Matthews' blood was up,
and under his sloping forehead the
gray matter was bubbling and boiling
like the soup in the sutler's pot. lie
hurled out terrible oaths against the
shack, against Captain Oliver, against
Fraser, against the old pilot. Dallas
Lancaster hud made a cheap spectacle
of him. The commanding officer had
ordered him to leave Brannon, the
"uniicked calf" of a lieutenant had
whipped hlin out of hand, aud the
man most ready to guzzle his liquor
had gone through the barracks a-blab-
He hurried to his room to pack his
belongings. "I'll fix-Vm! I'll tlx 'em!
he raged. "I'll git even with the hull
He halted at a window and looked
across the Missouri at the little shack.
'When the reds go to the reservation.
that'll do for you." he said. "But how
can 1 souk them d d shoulder
It w-as then that a change mills plan
came to tils mum. uy wan unui
the Indians were sent, if
The more lie thought of the change
the better he liked it. "One deal and
everybody fixed. Land '11 be mine,
and there'll be some court martlalin'."
He determined to get Into the stock
ade for a last talk with the hostages
If they approved what he proposed, he
would promise them his services. Yes,
he would. The value of the quarter
section had made him fight for the
bend. But thiswas a horse of another
color. His pride had been outraged.
For that he would have his quits.
Ills conduct earlier in the day and
the fight at the sutler's gave place that
afternoon to other and mote direful
news. A steamer touched on Its way
down the river aud told of the Custer
massacre. Not' a trooper at Brannon
but had lost a friend; not an ollicer but
had lost several. Gloom settled upon
the post, and,Majtthe$Y8. .was forgotten
blesome, but few men ever had a more
singular experience with a grizzly than
Paul Sweet, who kept a tannery near
Santa Cruz. The story is told by Mrs.
Dall in "My First Holiday."
Mr. Sweet was one day walking
atone in the woods when he came sud
denly upon a grizzly bear and her two
cubs. He was quite unarmed, and be
fore he had time to consider any plan
struck him down, but he kept his pres
ence of mind and lay perfectly quiet.
The grizzly stood over him for a min
ute or more, then seized him by the
waistband and began dragging him
along. He did not resist, and she drag
free my land
"But our women," suggested Stand
ing Buffalo, his eyes straying toward
a tent at the stockade's center. "They
go free too?" .
"That Is impossible. But what does
It matter? .When .you ..are. gone, your
women and children will be cared for
put upon a reservation. From there
you can steal them back."
.tl 4. V. . . . - HnAot, I .. . . I .1 IT
ul uow u gti luquneu 0, actIon tQe was upon him
Matthews drew the four chiefs'
heads together and whispered to them.
After a time ail r"ose.
"Shall "we have guns?" inquired
"No-bows and arrows I can get ged hIm for a dozeQ rods to a liule
them and hide them in my board lodge Baudy hollow, where she dropped him
across the river." and ipron diirirlner a hole In the sand.
Lame Foot pouted. "Our brothers Into thi8 hole she rooted tue maili UI1(3
who are fighting have fine new rifles tben nosed and pawed the sand over
irom jstanumg uock. uIm untn he, was buried from sight.
-Rifles I cannot get," said Matthews. Tlie prudent animal, not behig hungry
Bur. saiu Manning uunaio, "ir we aj the. moment, was making a cache
cross xo your louge ana get our nows Gf her prey
ana arrows, win not tne pony soiaiers sweet's heart lightened as hfr
follow in their smoking canoe realized the brute's intentions, and he
"Bah!" retorted the interpreter. "Ami began to hope that he might escape.
l use a pig ior sense; a.ne smotjug i tie wanea a lew minutes alter inn
canoe shall be gone." bear had covered him In. and then,
The chiefs nodded. I thinking that she had retired from the
"I must go," added Matthews. "There scene, he began to work hiuiaelf free
is no time for the pipe. Remember, if I very cautiously. The grizzly was on
you are discovered trying to escape 1 1 the watch, however, and at the first
know nothing of It, Then I shall try I movement of her prey tnshed to the
another plan. And keep everything! spot and with two or three strokes of
from Squaw Charley. He is a friend her paw snugly tucked him lu again.
to the pony soldiers. He may tattle." I Mr. Sweet Instantly became motion-
And your reward," said Canada! less again and allowed himself to be
John softly. "It Is that the Flow Wo- reburied In the sand. Luckily his hat
man and her sister shall be" . I had slipped over his. face, so that the
Matthews put a finger to his lips. I sand did not fill his nose and eyes, and
'You will free mv land," he said. by raising his head a little he was able
When the night comes V" whispered to throw off the sand sufficiently to
Lame Foot. Thev nressed about Mat- breathe,
j n mi iii ii ii ii iii 1 1 1 1 i m mk.. -w .r-m m
BUT, ONCE' A YEAR
gal I ever seen -yon know thehi Kan
sas gals can be purty she had a wig
that d keep your hands warm in Jan
When, however, the surgeon recount
ed the story at the bachelors' noon
mess mirth over it was noticeably
lacking. To the little circle of officers
there was nothing comical in the fact
that a man from the post had molest
ed the girls so recently orphaned. And
all save Fraser vowed stormlly that
Matthews would be called to account.
The young lieutenant said nothing.
Before the meal ended the interpret
er came In. lie had changed his
clothes and restored his hair to its
pristine smoothness. He gave the
group his usual bob and smile.
Cold stares answered him from all
but one, who fairly bounded from his
chair. It was Fraser, face red, shoul
ders working under the blue of his
uniform. He planted himself before
"You d -d blackguard!" he gasped.
The other looked highly amused.
- "What's got into your craw, sonny?"
VYou 'd d blackguard!" repeated
Fraser, and struck out.
An amazed and delighted mess room
looked on, for Fraser, the tender heart
td Fraser, the piuk cheeked "mamma's
darling," to battering the interpreter
hainuief and .tongs.
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thews, taking his hauds.
"When the night comes," he answer
ed, "you will know by a sign. Iet a
warrior keep watch, for it shall come
when the moon dies. It shall be the
all of a mourning dove."
He was more wary next time and lay
still for an. hour or . two until he felt
pretty sure that the grizzly had retired
from the spot. Very cautiously then
he worked himself free 'from the sand
and crept away.
Don't Forget Tht. It's Time to For
get Worries and Cares for a While.
MAKE IT A GLAD TIME FOR ALL. IT'S YOUR DUTY AND OUGHT TO BE YOUR PLEASURE TO
DO SO. -
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FIDELITY LOAN CO.,
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Office hours, 8 a. m. to 6 p. mH and Saturday evenings. Telephone
west 514; new telephone 6011.
(To be Continued).
LAPSE OF REASONING.
RECORD OF COURT HOUSE
Real Estate Transfers.
William Blankenberg to J. T. Steph
ens, lot 4. River View Terrace addi
tion. Rock Island. $3,S50.
Edward Getz to John Getz, east half
northeast quarter section 24-lG-Cw.
John Fenstel to Julius Welsch. kit
Instances by Two of -the
To illustrate the kind of lapse of rea
soning power from which great in
ventors are knowu to suffer, like that
under Influence of which Sir Isaac
Newton cut oue hole in a wall to let a
cat pass through and then a Small
hole for the kitten, an old story lu the
life of Morse will aiiswer w-ell. , Long
before he invented the telegraph Morse
was known to the officers of the patent
REFORM IN PORTUGAL SOON
House or Peers Will Be Reorganized
and Shorn of Judicial Powers.
Lisbon. Dec. 24. Premier Franco be
fore Jan. 1 will issue a decree reor
ganizing the Penuguese house" of peers.
The judicial powers now exercised by
the house : will be transferred to the
courts. Provision will he made for
appointment of new members. -
The new patriarch of Ui-iiori" may
he apiK)inted president of the house
of 7eers. , '
5, section 22 and lot 4, section 27 and
lot 2 section 27, lot 3, section 27, all in office a8 a persistent applicant for pat
township 17-4 w. $1,000. ent3 Wuen his si-eat invention of
Joseph Hellstern to Henry Brunell
lots 7. 8. block 3. L. B. Winter's Ninth
street addition to Rock Island ..$1,000.
Nourse & Walker to B. H. Grantham,
lot 25, block 3, Acme addition to Mo-
Michael H. Spades to Andrew M.
"distance writing" was about complet
ed he wanted the Baltimore aud Ohio
Hallway company, to, , try it. .. :
To get rid of him the president of
the road turned hinjr over to a subor
dinate. - This official'-was struck with
the beauty of the Indention and became
Klove, northwest - quarter section 17, BO iuterested In it that he Bat up half
also west half northeast quarter sec- the night discussing it with the in-
tion 17-20-2e. $15,000. ventor. "At lenirtb Morse confessed
Otto Daebelliehn and others to An- there was only one thing which baf-
dre Staelens, west 48 feet of east 95 I fled him. "As long' as the railroad
feet lot 14, Daebelliehn's subdivision runs," he said, "where poles may be
of lands in northeast quarter section erected it will be easy sailing, but when
C-17-lw. $1,500. " I we come to the big bridges what is to
Francis M. Dillon to Carrie Heck, I be done then? We can't erect poles
lot 4, block 1, Fourteenth street addi- across the stream, and without them
tion to Moline. $300. the wire would sag and perhaps break
Deere-Clark Motor Car company to from its own weight. I eonfess I don't
Charles H. Pope, part lot 7, tract in know what to do. . Can't you suggest
LeClaire's reserve. $1. a way out of the difficulty?
Benjamin S. Bell to Charles H. "Why don't you fasten the wires to
Pope, part lot 7, tract In LeClaire's the bridge?" asked his companion
reserve. $1. without a moment's hesitation. For
a moment Morse gazed at him, witu
A CLEANLY AGE. open mouth, and then exclaimed
Why not. Indeed? Why, I never
Twentieth Century Ideas Incline To- thought of that. It's the very way.'
ward Sanitation and Preventatives. The layman's tip put the finishing
Nowadays scientists believe that in touch to the .work of the great in-
cleanliness lies the secret of preven
tion of diseases.
' To prevent a disease, remove the
' Just as unclean habits breed many
diseases, so careless habits will breed
ventor, and thus wires came to be
strung on bridges when crossing large
' Cup Plates.
"These cup plates assure us that thia
100-vear-old china service is the real
Improper use of another a thing." said an antiquary. "They stop
brushes, combs, etc., will surely cause making -cup -platesriOO years -age.
aanarun, ana, m time, win just as Cup plates" he went on. "show how
surely cause baldness. , I table manners change. Now. do you
It's microbic infection, nothing morel know what they were for? They were
nor less.. , , 1 to hold your dripping. cup of tea after
Newbro's Herpicide kills the dan- you had poured a part of It Into the
druif germ, and causes hair to grow saucer to .drink from-so that the cloth
luxuriantly. Herpicide is absolutely should not be stained. Yes, in the
free . from grease or other injurious past, everybody drank hot tea from
substances- - I the saucer. Kings and queens, emper
Sold by..leading druggists. Send 10 rs and generals, all. with a gurgling
cents in stamns for Ramnle to the Her- sound, tutea tne run saucer wun care
piclde company. Detroit. Mich. Two oaiacce io uie nps. Aue cup, mean
KO wnti nn,t 1 T H Thomas wune, leijuseu wre iuji ii.ai.cr.
J special agent.
Take half 6 ,
, torpid liver
and especially .
"You ttfUt know by a siflft,?
He took advantage of that. Before
an order went out to prevent him he
went through the1 wicket of the sliding
panel and gathered around him the
four chiefs named in Cummlngs' ulti
matum. They were more sullen, un
happy and discouraged than ever. .A
few words and he had them breathless
with Interest , .
"You must look to me alone for free
dom now," he said. "There has been
a great battle in the valley of the
Greasy Qrass. Custer, the Long Hair,
met Sitting Bull and his allies, and
Custer and all bis men are dedd-"
Ilo-hos of Joy greeted the announce
ment. ' ' - ' . . ; ;
"Yet this Is not good for you. There
will be other battles. Your brothers
will have no time to "come and rescue
"Johnny. Look Cross Eyed."
Professor A. C. Foblnia'n of Indiana
university read a paper before, the In
diana Academy ' of Science meeting
held In Indianapolis the other day,
says a special dispatch to the New
York "World. "Parents make a mistake
when they say, 'Johnny, stop looking
cross eyed or your eyes will grow that
way,"' said Professor Pohlman. "John
ny Is doing the best thing possible for
his eyes. .He is giving them the pow
er of near vision. The practice should
be encouraged among children."
. To the Pumpkin Flower.
Queen of the garden, wondrous golden
Thou hast a beauty that my muse shall
What flower 'more modest In-Us fullest
bloom? . " t
Or what more bright in all thine acred
room? . j
r Awful Blunder.
Newspaper Office Boy Oh. there's
been an awful time up. In the editorial
room today I .-. Business Manager Eh?
What's the -trouble? Office Boy The
hall porter made a mistake and put the
'Xo Admittance" Biga at the subscrip
tion office and the f Welcome" doormat
in front of the editor's room. London
A Delicate Hint. '
Two very cadaverous looking tramps
looked in at the window of a railway
station where a telegraph operator sat
at his key. -
t "Say, pardner," one of them said in a
tery husky voice, "report a couple o
empties goln' east." Harper's Weekly.
House Plant Showers.
Shower your plants two or three
times a week to wash the dust oS
their leaves aud prevent the ravages
of the red spider. This pest flourishes
In a hot. dry"-atmosphere. Keep It
moist and he will not do much damage.
A showering, bear in mind, doesn't
mean a slight sprinkling. It means a
real shower, and the result of it is that
your plants are wet all over.
There Is only one thing better than
a thorough showering for house plants
and that is a lip-bath. - Fifl a large
tub with water and souse your plants
under, leaving them submerged for
two or three minutes, and you have
the satisfaction of knowing that water
has got to every part of them. No in
sect can possibly escape sm-h a bath
If the red spider has begun to lujure
your plants before you were aware of
bis presence, heat the water in your
tub to 120 degrees aud immerse the in
fested plants in it, allowing them to
remain uuder about half a uJuutv
This will kill the spider without in
juring very delicate plants. Ebeu E
Resford In Outing Magazine.
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The Rock Island
INVITES YOU TO CALL AND EXAMINE A FULL STOCK OF FURS
AND GLOVES, WHICH EMBRACES ALL THE LEADING STYLES.
CALL AND BE CONVINCED. A FUR STORE IS THE PLACE TO
A Watchman's Precaution.
An official of one of the big manufac
turing Concerns of Cleveland happened
to be near the plant the other night
and thought he would take a turn
about the place to see if the watchman
was attending to his knitting. The
watchman was there, all right. He
had a revolver in his baud when the
officer found him back near the engine
roo.m, ready for any oue who might be
hunting trouble, and he had an elec
tric searchlight in his other hand to
hunt for intruders. But in order to
avoid so far as possible any meeting
In the big dark factory that might be a
source of mutual embarrassment the
watchman had taken the simple pre
caution of strapping a large bell to his
ankle. By this means he had been
able to avoid any unpleasant scenes
when be made his rounds from time to
time during the night Cleveland Plain
When to Go Home.
From the Bluffton, Ind., Banner:
"When tired out, go home. When you
want consolation, go home. When
you want fun, go home. When you
want to ' show others that you have
reformed, go home and let your fam
ily get acquainted with the fact. When
you want to snow yourself at your
best go home and do the act there.
When you feel like being extra liberal
go home and practice on your wife
and children first. When you want to
shine with extra brilliancy go home
and light up the whole household." To
which w would -add, when you have
a bad cold go home and take Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy' and -'V quick
cure is certain. For sale by all druggists.-
- - '
Could Not Cure Himself.
Something of the irony of fate is ex
emplified in an anecdote related by the
New York Times concerning Professor
Poirter. who until his death was. the
most famous cancer expert In France.
Professor Poirier gave much of hit
time without pay to aiding jocir peopta
alHietcd with cancer. One day ..there
came to him a woman on wiiom he had
operated aud who feared the growth
was coming again.
"Fear nothing," said the physician
when he had made an examination.
"It will be some years before you will
need a fresh operatic n which, by the
way, I shall not be ab"e to perform."
"But, doctor, you will not refuse to
treat me?" .
"No, my poor woman, but I shall not
be there to do it. I also have" a cancer,
aud It will be mote rapid thau vours.
It is not the quantity of food taken j
but the amount digested and assim
ilated that gives strength and vitality
to the system. Chamberlain's Stom
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stomach and liver and enable them to
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is a relish for your food, increased
strength and weight, greater endur
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Samples free. For sale by all druggists.
Salve. Cet DeWitt's..
' Sold by ail
you. . Even jour friends, the Scarred j tv"hat rare exotic can, with priceless
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the Cheyenne warriors are gone to Join j t hourrv-
the Sioux" ; , . v.. f When all the autumn harvestings are by
. - Solicitude.,.:
"Why are you so extremely solicitous
about the preservation of trees?" ask
ed the art expert. . "
-. "Well," answered the man whose
tastes tn sculpture are somewhat re
stricted, "it seems to me that trees are
frequently very desirable things for
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Badly Mixed Up. .
Abraham Brown of Winterton, N. Y.,
had a very remarkable experience; he
says. "Doctors got badly , mixed up
over me; one said heart disease; two
called it kidney trouble tire ; fourth,
blood poison, and the fifth stomach and
liver trouble; but none of them helped
me; so my wife advised trying Electric
Bitters, which are restoring me to per
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scribed." Guaranteed for blood poiso,
weakness and all stomach, liver anjl
kidney complaints, by aU druggist.
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