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THE ItdCTv ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 1910.
Published Dally ul Weekly a XK
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; TRADES YZ!SXj COUNCIL 31
Tuesday, August 23, 1910.
I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for the democratic nomination
for minority representative in the Thirty-third
senatorial district, and ask the
support of all democrats who deem me
worthy. J. a SLOAN.
If Teddy cracks his -whip will the
elephant jump through. That's the
Rock Island, first in. all things Is to
be one of the first cities of Its class to
have aeroplane flights. And everybody
for miles around will be here to see
To Cannon's declaration that he will
"die with his boots on," the Chicago
Tribune adds, "and with Ms cigar in
his mouth." Incidentally he may be
exclaiming characteristically "to h
with the insurgents."
Cut this out and paste it in your hat
It shows the tariff tax on a few arti
cles Indispensable to life in every
home: Cotton cloth, per yard, 8 cents
and 20 per cent, provided no such
cloth shall pay less than GO per cent;
cotton clothing and wearing apparel,
50 per cent; stockings, valued at $1
per dozen, 70 cents per dozen; stoca
ings, valued at SI to $1.50 per dozen,
85 cents per dozen; blankets, 33 cents
per pound and 40 per cent; flannels, 7
to 8 cents per square yard and from
50 to 55 per cent; ready made clothing,
wool, 44 cents per pound 60 per cent;
knit goods, wool, 44 cents per pound
and 60 per cent; refined sugar, per
"The Dingley and Payne tariff bills
have forced another sort of exporta
tion which grieves every lover of our
country and that is the exportation of
good American citizens to the British
northwest. Last year 85,000 Americans,
chiefly from the Mississippi valley,
expatriated themselves'- largely be
cause they could purchase all products,
Including American farm implements
and other articles manufactured in
the United States, more cheaply in the
British possessions than they can pur
chase them at home. These emigrants
from the United States are among our
best citizens jand this departure is a
great and serious loss to the republic,
for they are going at the rate of
nearly 100,000 per annum." Champ
The Expense of Wars.
Here is Uncle Sam's expense bill for
wars past and wars anticipated, during
Cleveland's last administration and
Roosevelt's last administration:
Army S 94,349,535 S 347,031.465
Fortific'ti'us 13.919,504 29.43S.800
Mil. Acad. . 1.752,878 C.971.557
Navy 107,410,094 4C0,649,500
tensions .. 614,972,794 610,349,500"(t
Total ...$332,404,805 $1.454,440,83i,
Thus it is seen that in a time of pro
found peace the republicans are pay
ing nearly four times as much for the
army as the democrats did, more than
twice as much for fortifications, four
times as much for the support of the
military academy, more - than four
times as much for the navy and not
quite so much for pensions. Isn't it
ffaout time to get back to democratic
economy for awhile?
Kace Suicide in Schuyler. ,
The last issue of the Rushville Times
presents some rather peculiar facts in
.regard to school children and school
expenses in the county of Schuyler. In
1860, according to the government cen
sus, the county had a population of
14,684. In 1S62 there were 9,3o6 enn
dren of school age. The county now
has over 16,000 population, but the
number of children of school age has
been reduced to 6,122. In 18C2 the to
tal expenditures for school purposes
as 16,321, while in 1910 the total ex
penditure is $73,372. There were 105
schools in 1S62 and in 1910 there were
Here are some statistics for all kinds
of figuring and thought. '
The Right Spirit.
Rock Island's public spirit in pro
viding funds for enterprises that are
calculated to benefit the city as a
whole is again shown in the success
of the efforts to raise $5,000 by
popular subscription to bring the
, Glenn H. Curtiss aeroplanes here for
mike fall exposition. Other cities
nearby desired the same attraction,
but were unable to secure the cash,
which must be deposited as a guar
anty before the contract can be
This same spirit has been charac
teristic of Rock Island business men
In the past, as was shown at the
time when $10,000 was subscribed
for the sale of seats to the first per
formance at the Illinois theater,
thereby insuring the erection of that
, playhouse, and later whfen $140,000
was pledged for the industrial de
velopment of the city.
Rock Island business men are al-
wavs ready to die . deep when they
-eee that real benefit to the city will J
result. In this case the exhibition
flights by the aeroplanes, the first
to be given In this vicinity, will
draw thousands to the city, and will
help spread the fame of Rock Island,
as well as bring direct returns to
those who subscribed the necessary
The "Chain Prayer" Craze.
The "chain prayer" craze, denounced
by bishops and clergy in this country
as the invention of fanatics and a nui
sance, has struck England, and pulpit
and press are Inveighing, against it.
The vicar of St Augustine's. South
Croydon, advised his parishioners who
received such "prayers," with requests
that they be sent on to nine other per
sons, to drop them into the waste bask
et. "If the whole population took to
writing 'chain prayers,'" he says, "it
might be a good thing for the post
ofllce, but it would be "an intolerable
nuisance to the general public. Eighty
one persons would be involved in the
second round, 729 in the third, 6,561 in
the eighth day, the whole of Europe
In the sixth, 4,782,969 in the seventh,
and 43,046,721 In the eighth.
"Every one in Great Britain would
receive the chain prayer on or about
th eighth day, the whole of Europe
would get it on the ninth-id the whole
world the day after."
A Star Fish Story.
Since the beginning of the fishing
season quite a number of choice fish
stories have found room in the col
umns of the dally papers, but even the
best of them were amateurish compar
ed with the story which was sent in by
a correspondent at Niagara Falls. Ac
cording to the yarn, a sturgeon weigh
ing 150 pounds leaped inta- a motor
boat cruising two miles above the falls,
and in thrashing about with Its tail in-
jured two- of the occupants of the boat
and disabled the engine so that the
boat helplessly drifted toward the fals.
It would have gone over thp falls had
not some men in another motor boat
heard the cries for help and came to
the assistance of the disabled craft.
The originator of that story deserves
a star poBitlon on the staff of New
York's yellowest newspaper.
Secretary Woodruff of the National
Municipal league has made a report
upon the general Interest taken in
charter making. Referring to the ten
dency toward the commission form of
government, he says of Its meritorious
points that it centralizes responsibility
and prevents shirking by officials who
are heads of departments. "Another
advantage of it," declares Mr. Wood
ruff, "is that it enables the people more
readily and quickly to get possession
of their government if they desire to
do so. In so far as it removes need
less checks and balances, needless re
strictions and red tape, it is helpful.
Further, the fact that it knows no ward
boundaries increases the opportunity
to get and to keep a higher grade of
Secretary Woodruff says that a sig
nificant advance of the past four years
is the fact that such states as Iowa,
Kansas, the Dakotas, Mississippi, Min
nesota, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Okla
homa have passed laws relating to the
cities and more liberally recognizing
the principles of home rule. In all, SO
cities in 11 states have adopted some
form of commission government. Ac
cording to the reports received by the
National Municipal league, the question
Is under discussion in 33 other cities,
representing 25 states..
Mr. Woodruff should count again the
number of cities having the new plan
of government under consideration. He
has probably not reckoned with Illinois,
where Rock Island, Moline, Springfield,
Quincy, Charleston, East St. Louis and
a half dozen other cities are contem
plating adoption of the Illinois law,
which, though defective in its recall
provision, can be remedied by amend
ment before use of that provision would
Aug. 23 in American
'17-31 ut-ULM- juiiiifi. loiicator and
preacher, etc.. died: born 1639.
17S5 Oliver Hazard Perry, naval hero,
horn; died 1819.
17S9 Silas Deone. diplomat and agent
In France o? fire Revolutionary col
onies In 1770-7. died; born 1737.
1S29 Martha Joanna Iteade Nash
Lamb, linguist and author, born In
Plaiufield. Mass.; died 1S93.
1SG3 Effective bombardment of Fort
Sumter: 419 shots struck the fort.
1S90 The United States cruiser Balti
more, bearing the remains of John
Ericsson, builder of the famous
Monitor, palled for Sweden.
FIELD OF LITERATURE
The Red Book Magazine. The Red
Book magazine, which may always
be relied upon to appear each month
with as admirable a collection of
short fiction as it is possible to se
cure, seems to outdo even its own
record in the September issue, Just
at hand. The leading story, "Jacques
Bernard," by Nevil G. Henshaw, is
one of the most powerful narratives
of what a human being can with
stand and still live, that we recall
ever having read. A story that
wives might well read aloud to their
husbands is Pearl Wilkins' "A Tonic
for Tired Women. Arnold Bennett,
author of the widely-read novel, "The
Old Wives' Tale," contributes to the
same issue "Why the Clock Stopped,"
a whimsically amusing, double-Joint
ed love story Thomas Samson
Miller's story, "The Emir's Conces
sion," offers another picture of Palm
Oil ruffianism on 'the little known
west coast of Africa. '"The Sob Sis
ter's Man," by Earl Derr Biggers. is
a newspaper story from the inside,
and in "From Out the Blizzard"
James O. Curwood presents the first
of a series of complete stories re-
counting the adventures of Steele of
the .Royal Mounted. " Other well
known contributors to' the Septem
ber issue are Melville Chater,' Mar
guerite. Merrington, .Octavia Roberts,
Mrs. Luther Harris, Leila Burton
Wells, Ella W. Peattle and Edward
The September Success. In the Sep
tember number of Success Magazine
Charles Edward Russell, in his ar
ticle entitled "Milwaukee, Our First
Socialist City," discusses authorita
tively some interesting experiments
in municipal government. A paper
of unusual- merit and importance is
"New Animals for America," by
Captain Fritz Duquesne. What the
rich girl thinks about men, marriage
and motherhood is embodied in an
article by Robert Haven Schauffler,
entitled "The Society Girl's Ideals."
There is a good laugh' in "The
Love Letters of a Leading Man," by
Louise Closser Hale, and another in
the story "The Tenderfoot Goes Bear
Hunting." by Harris Dickson. The
fascinating two-part story, "Molly
Make Believe," by Eleanor Hallowell
Abbott, is concluded in this month's
There are poems by Edna Valen
tine Trapnell, Lewis Worthington
Smith and John Kendrick Bangs.
Orison Swett Marden's editorial for
the , month is called "Fun in the
"Woman Home Companion for Sep
tember. Women are planning their
fall wardrobes now and rejuvenat
ing their houses, and the beautiful
September Issue of the Woman's
Home Companion comes to us In the
nick of time. .Miss Gould, the Fash
ion editor, snows all the points of
the autumn styles, and a new de-
partment. "Home Decoration and
Handicraft," will serve as an inspira
tion for the home lover.
In this issue begins an unusually
thrilling story of the stage by Hul
bert Footner, entitled "True Love."
Short stories by Mary Hastings, An
nie Hamilton Donnell, and Grace
Keon, together wjth another install
ment of "Brothers Four," which is
drawing to a close, complete an as
sortment of fiction rarely found in a
There is also a large reproduction
in full color of Jessie Wilcox Smith's
painting, "Little Drops of Water."
which Is another of her charming
series illustrating familiar verses of
Mrs. Burton Harrison relates In a
charming manner, her reminiscences
of the famous men and women who
have gathered in her drawing-room.
"Taking Royalty by Storm," by
Amy Sutton Reyner, is a fascinating
and vivid account of the Roosevelts'
tour In Europe.
The American Magazine for Septem
ber. C. S. Raymond's article, "The
Lorimer Scandal," In the September
American Magazinet makes great
reading. It is the story of how mem
bers 'of the Illinois state legislature
accepted bribes in a recent senator
ial election. As an example of pol
itical corruption it is without paral
lel in the history of this country.
Another great article in this mag
azine is Ray Stannard Baker's "Do
it for Rochester." It is a 6tudy of
the extraordinary social changes go
ing on in Rochester, showing that
the present political unrest in Amer
ica is no superficial disturbance, but
a steady, long-continued movement
of the public mind.
Stewart Edward White's, "The
Case Against Ballinger Cleared
Up," is the author's conclusions af
ter a long and painstaking study of
the official records of the famous in
vestigation. Other features are an interesting
article about trotting race horses and
stories of remarkable feats in train
ing them; Jane Addams' "Autobiog
raphical Notes" in which she tells
about the refugees from Russia who
come over to this country; "Some
War-time Recollections, a great
heart appealing story of love and
loyalty during civil war times and
"Eating in the Wicked City," which
is the best thing in the fun line Eu
gene Wood ever wrote.
Unusually good stories are contri
buted to this issue by Charles R
Barnes, David Grayson, Inez Haynes
Gillmore and most emphatically to
be mentioned are the first two acts
of "Justice," a new play by John
Galsworthy, author of ".Strife."
The departments are all interest
ingly represented. "The Interpret
er's House" is exceptionally good
while "Plays and Players" this
month is given over to an article by
Walter Prichard Eaton, which every
one interested in the stage should
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"And abundance of
moon endure tii."
The whole world lies a dream,
The Jilue sKy of the nigKt
Floats as a placid stream
Across the distant height t.
The stars are white so white
They seem as Jewels hung
Upon the robe of night
From some far place outliving.
Tle drowsing flowers nod
In time with some famt song
That whispers to the sod
And idly floats along ,
The unseen insect throng
Sounds its Quaint melodies.
And liKe some muffled gong
The frog's croaK blends with thes
The world Is still so still i
The treetops barely stir "
The daysong of the rill
Now is a sleepy purr i .
The cricKets droning chirr
Now faintly dies away
Into soft tones that blur
As sleepily they stray.
The moonbeams surge and sweep
Upon the meadowland
Where treasurers of sleep, ,
The crimson poppies standi
White foam froths on the sand
That gleams along the lahe
And from night's lazy hand
The long moon banners shaKe.
And aQ Is silver white
White glory bathes . the wood,
And limned in limpid light
The world we see ts good.
Deep truths are understood,
' For now our doubtings cease
And all seems as it should
With all the world at peace. -
The Argus Daily Short Story
The Partisan By Sarah Bryce Vaughan.
Copyrighted, 1910, by Associated Literary Tress.
During the Aueriean clvii war there
were three different classes of com
batants on the southern side the
army, the partisan and the guerrilla.
The army and the guerrl.'la lasted
throughout the four years' fight; the
partisan was rare except at the begin
ning of the war, and, though be kept
up an irregular warfare -to the end, he
eventually became an enlisted soldier.
Young Carroll Bates of Tennessee
was in the spring of 1SG2 a leader of
one of these partisan bands. lie had
no commission from the Confederate
government, nor were his men enlist
ed. - The consequence was that If cap
tured they were amenable to the same
treatment as the guerrillas, which was
to be hanged or shot. Bates' command
numbered about thirty men, most of
them of the better class, and the work
they laid out for themselves was the
annoyance of the Federal armies. They
vould interrupt communications by
.cutting bridges, tearing.up tracks, set
ting fire to storehouses containing army
supplies indeed, all such work as
would harass the enemies of the Con
federacy. Their acts would have been
legitimate had they been mustered into
the service, but as citizens they were
engaged in an unlawful warfare.
Bates was of that type of man of
whom General N. B. Forrest was the
principal. No bridge guard knew
when the young partisan would swoop
down on them, muke them prisoners or
drive them away and set fire to the
bridge that had been placed In their
charge. Wagon trains unless under
charge of a large guard, een far in
rear of the Federal front, were never
safe from capture, and if captured they
and the supplies they contained were
burned. So bold and so annoying were
Bates' men that the general 'in com
mand of the Federal troops in the dis
trict he was constantly raiding sent
Captain Coleman with two companies
of cavalry to capture or disperse his
One evening Bates stopped at the
house of a Union farmer and demand
ed supplies for bis men and forage for
his horses. The southerners having
been supplied had not long left the
farm when Captain Coleman and his
troops, rode up from a different direc
tion. Upon the captain asking for in
formation of Bates' command the farm
"They have, just left here. If you
are after them you'll find them near
here tonight. Bates' girl lives a few
miles down the road, and he's1 sure to
go to see her this evening. I'll show
yon the roads by which yon can ap
proach the bouse from different direc
tions and surround it."
The offer was gladly accepted, and
when it was quite dark the farmer
sent one of his boys to reeonnolter the
partisans. It was learned that the
band was bivouacked in the yard of
the bouse of one Colonel I'ayton. com
manding a Confederate regiment in
eat Tpnnonw wbou daughter. Uni
peace so long as tha
Psalm lxxii, 7.
br W. Q. Chapman)
fy was euagi-ti lo Carroll Bates.
About 10 o'clock a hundred Federal
cavalrymen, converging, encircled the
house and captured the entire band.
The men were in the yard. most, of
them asleep, but Kates was in the
house with his tiuneee.
At the time of the capture Dolly
Payton was begging ber lover to ob
tain a commission from the Confeder
ate government aud thus avoid certain
death in case of capture. Bates ar
gued that by doing so he would be
come a very small part of a large
army and could not as such be as use
ful to the cause. She was holding up
to him the horror she would expe
rience in case.be were captured when
they were startled by shots without.
The door was thrown open, and Cap
tain Coleman stepped in with a drawn
revolver in each band, confronting
Bates, around whom the girl had
thrown her arms.
Bates, seeing that he was caught, en
deavored to unwind Dolly's arms, but
she would not. Coleman, touched by
the--scene. stood waiting, waving back
his men who had followed him Into
the bouse. Finally Bates unwound
the arms that encircled him, and the
girl fell to the floor in a faint Cole
man motioned Bates to take her up.
He did so and placed her on the sofa
on which the two had been sitting.
By this time members of the family
appeared, jook charge of Dolly, and
Bates was taken outside. The thirty
partisans were in charge of three time3
their number of Union cavalrymen and
escape was hopeless.
The next morning Captain Coleman
entered the house aud asked for writ
ing material. He desired to send a
courier to Lis general with a report
of the capture and , to ask for instruc
tions. While he was writing Dolly
Payton. white as a cloth. camein.
"What will you do with them?" she
"That is for he general to decide."
"1 know what be will decide. He
will order you to shoot them all."
There was no reply to this.
"And why will be .shoot them?" the
girl went on, striving to control herself
with a view to saving them. "Because
they are fighting as citizens and not as
soldiers. On this account tbey must
suffer the punishment of-these bands
Df robbers who wlli murder and pillage
our people, as well as yours."
"Ouemilas are monsters." she con
tinued, "and should be shot whenever
captured. At least 1 would not move
a hand to save them. But these boys
are gentlemen's sons. They are fight-,
ing for a cause which they consider
to be Just. Their lender. Carroll Bates.
comes of one of the oldest families ;
"And a brave man." the captain put
- "Yes. a brave man. Agjinand again
with his handful of men be Iibs rid
den many miles In the. rear of your-!
lines and attacked guards much lar- j
ger-tbaii his lorce. Ills valy mistake
.has been that he Is not a soldier in
the army. Consider that.lbese boys
are full of reel. They have not Mop
ped to think that they should make
war In a certain fuslilon. - They love
a life of freedom and dread the re
straint of the military service."
"That's the hind for soldiers." add
ed Coleman, "onc-e they are trained. " -
"When you surprised n tonight
what do you supposo 1 'whs doing? I
was trying to persu.ide Carroll to take
his" men Into tlie regular Confederate
service. Ever since he has been a
partisan lender I have feared this re
sult. When I last ww him" I resolved
that when he came s?aln I would nof
cease my effort with him till I had
secured his consent. Had you been an
hour later I would tjave gained It be
fore you arrived."
The girl's able pleading for ber lorer
and his men. whom she never failed to
Include with him. had Its effect on the
captain. The strain on his heart wa
l greater than the strain had been on
! hi3 nerves on any field of battle. He
wished that he were the general, that
- he might grant this girl's request, that
' he might spare the lives of these boys,
some of whom were barely sixteen.
I many of whom were not twenty-one.
and none but a few years past their
phiajority. Doubtless many of them
were loved by some girl. A case of
boys and girls on the one hand and
grim death, on the other!
After the girl's last words, seeing
that Coleman was thinking. Dolly re
frained from speaking. It. was a pic
turedthe young man In bine; a girl
whose lover's life hung in the balance,
watchins Intently to catch a word of
hope from the enemy. , Finally Cole
"Sit here." he said, "and write your
request, re-enforced with your argu
ment, and I will send if with my re
port to the general."
With the light of a newborn hope
In her eye Dolly obeyed. What she
wrote was not expressed as the' cap
tain's report Indeed, it formed a
marked contrast with that report but
there was plenty of reason for the re
quest, and Dolly's heart was in her
argument. It needed nothing to send
it to the heart of the man it was in
tended for, inasmuch as it was that of
a young girl asking for her lover's life.
.When she had finished it she arose
and handed it to the captain, who.
without reading it, placed It In an en
velope and. taking it outside, gave it
to one of his men, with orders to take
it to the general and bring an answer.
If was fifteen miles to camp, and the
greater part of the day must be con
sumed before a reply could be re
ceived. Captain Coleman could form
no opinion of what the answer would
be, except that It would be either an
order to shoot every man he had cap
tured at once or that the boon was
granted. He knew that the general
was a kind hearted man, but he did
not know whether he would consider
himself at liberty to spare what the
law of war condemned or if he saw
justice in Dolly Peyton's request
whether he would consider that the
interests of the Union cause and the
army defendfng it demanded the death
of the partisans.
Dolly Peyton remained during the
day in care of her mother and others
of the family. Coleman, understanding
the agony of suspense she' suffered,
went to Bates and told him that he
was permitted to go to his betrothed.
Bates thanked him. went to Dolly, but
remained only a short while. The
strain was great, and she . was better
able to bear it with her mother.
As the afternoon wore on Dolly, who
was becoming uncontrollable, broke
away and went to a window, where
she could see a bit of road several
miles distant. A cavalryman was
coming leisurely. He was a machine
to carry orders or be shot as the case
demanded without knowledge, except
that he was doing what was expected
of him. Coleman, hearing Dolly wildly
calling on the messenger to "Come, for
heaven's sake ccme; I shall die!"
mounted his horse and rode out to get
When the captain on his return gal
loped up to the house Dolly stood on
the balcony, her lover beside her, her
eyes wild with suspense. He waved
the paper over his head to signal "life"
instead of "death." and Dolly fell limp
into the hands of the man whose life
was all the world to her. Then Cole
man ordered the captives to be brought
up before the house, and he read aloud
the general's order:
The request of Miss Dolly Payton that
her lover and his men be not executed as
fruerrUlas on condition. that they flsht no
more against the United State except as
regularly commissioned or enlisted men in
the Confederate armies is granted.
. Several of the men thus reprieved
fainted; a number staggered as if
drunk; the rest broke Into a wild cheer.
Later the partisans, having been
paroled, went In a body to thank the
girl who htid turned a certain death
into life. Then tbey scattered, most
of them going to their homes.
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and bard not to fool others. .
It is all right to feel sympathy for
the loser, but you never see the victor
sharing gains with blm.
We are often told to grin and boar '
it, but the truth is that if you grin you
sometimes don't have to bear it.
Sometimes a man gets so intoxicated ,
with his own conceit -that be gets run
In by the police.
It is a good Idea to mind your own
business to the utter exclusion of that
of other people.
f s-flfth of the world doerot know
that the remainder lives and It
Turning the Table.
We wouldn't like It. I am sure.
If nsh should slyly spin
Up to the very water's edge
And pull the flsher In
And softly call unto their mates
To come and have a treat s
Before he spoiled, to help tbmnlTK
And have enough te ml
We wouldn't luce H if the birds
That sail the azure sky
Were armed with guns and took a Sbot
At men In passing by.
If each had underneath its wine
An ammunition can
And never thought a day well speat
Unless he shot a man.
It wouldn't tiekle us to death
If tigers met a trap
Along the beaten path to catch -
Some poor, unlucky chap;
If bears, with cunning, skill and strength.
Went forth with hunting knife
To meet the traveler In the woods
And rob him of his life.
There Isn't any moral here.
But there is food for thought.
It isn't lust the grandest fun
By others to get caught.
The man should hesitate and pause
And cut Ms hunting short
Who doesn't need the food and Just
Uoes forth to kill for sport,
"Why do yon
insist that be Is a
"I saw direct
evidence of it."
"When we pass
ed the millinery
"What did yon
"A startled and
The Sting Removed.
"Are we adulterating our baby
foods?" asked the conscientious manu
facturer of his superintendent.
"Well, you see competition U so
"But what with?"
"We are' using arsenic this season.'
"But isn't that a deadly poison T'
"It used to be, but we are buying
from a firm that adulterates It until a
pound of the stuff wouldn't kill a mos
quito." Hard Lines.
"Do yoa truly love me, Percy?"
"What would you do for me?"
"Then go away."
"Yes, so the other boys will have a
chance to make love to me."
Td bare you understand that I km
"Is that so?"
"Here's a dollar."
. "Thank you. What of It?"
"You are mine now."
"What is a good method of raising a
"Raising a boy?"
"Som people advocate an spple
Fprout, but I haye found that a swift
kick elevates boys more quickly."
"Is she a good swimmer?"
"I should say she Is."
"Can she swim far?"
"Far: Say. all the mermaids In Sea
vllle have turned red headed with
And Dodged Behind the Barn.
"lie Jump d at the chance."
"At what chancer
"Chance of getting shot." .
Defined by a Printer,
"What sort U slier
"She is a decided type."
"Lower case. I should say."
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