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THE ROCK ISIiAXD ARGUS, THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1912.
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Thursday, July 25, 1912.
Th grand old party li gradually
being reduced and separated Into all
Its conntttuent elements.
The real hero would be the man
who would arise and proclaim him
self the original Taft man.
Vincent Astor has quit college. A
young man with $lOO,ooo,noo can't be
annoyed with an education.
Sending John Mitchell to Jail for nine
months and sending other people to
congress is piling on the agony.
What the progressives in Illinois
have really decided to do Is to make
lbs election of Judge Dunne unanimous.
' Evidently Governor Charles S. Pcn
een considers the elephant a more
certain beast to ride than the bull
dependent subjects ire 90,000,000 peo
ple of the United States are.
"Let us revel In the sunshine and
the showers! Let us enjoy the heat
and the ruin because without them
this lavish-handed monarch would be
uncrowned, and his golden throne
would totter and fall.
"Welcome the Joyous heat! Thrice
welcome the abundant showers! They
are the heralds of the approaching
THE LAW AXD HUMAN LIFE
The recent decision of a court In
Schnectady, N. Y is one of the latest
and best Instances of the inability of
the law to grow and extend Itself to
meet vital conditions. Last winter the
mayor of Schnectady had a lot of Ice
cut from the city reservoir and stored.
This summer, when the ice meu be
came rapacious, the mayor attempted
to dispose of this ice, giving some of
it away to the poor and offering some
of it for sale at cost. Thereupon the
dealers went into court and secured
ao injunction against the further dis
tribution of the municipal ice on the
ground that the city's charter gave it
no authority to indulge In such activit
ies. This Injunction has Just been
made permanent. The legal princi
ple appealed to Is that while the city
has the right to sell water and to sell
It, too, in some cases at less than cost
it must not sell the water when it Is
frozen. The difference in tne two cir
cumstances is that selling the ice form
of water interferes with the profit of
a combination that exacts prices bo
high as to be prohibitive to the poor.
The court probably construed the
law correctly In the light of musty
legal precedents. In the sizzling sum
mer time, however, when Ice Is a ne
cessity of life for rich and poor, now
does such a decision affect the people
of this country? What think they of
the law when Its falls them in time
of real need? Does such a decision
and such law inspire respect for
The law Is entitled to respect and
should be acquiesced In by the people
but to hold this respect it must be
large enough to construe the life and
death problems which come before it
in the Interest of human life.
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Covernor Wilson was a tenor in a
college club. He In now planning to
bring the country back to the even
tenor of Its way.
Strange, isn't It? The fly carries
disease, the mosquito ditto, and the
flea ditto also; but the bedbug has no
Teddy Is already beginning to wab
ble In his determination not to attend
the bell moose national convention in
Chicago. Meanwhile you an wager
your loe change he will be there.
The most ingenious theory that any
republican Is trying t., confront hm
nelf with is that the Roosevelt move
ment will send conservative demo
crats over to T;ift. lit re is where the
drowning man se eks rescue by snatch
ing at the flouting straw.
CfM'KIlAN HII-: HAMilXINO
ilourke ("orkran is the greatest uaer
of words and the least employer of
argument or loic of any nian In the
United States. He can talk on any
Even suffragists say silly things in
this silly season.
One is quoted as declaring: "With
in a few years women will wear their
hair like men."
. Will they? Not if we know it! Not
if our menfolk have anything to say
about it and, vote or no vote, our
menfolk are going to have a good deal
to say to us about things personal. The
fact Is that even the most ardent suff
ragist will continue to think a good
deal of what her menfolk think con
cerning her appearance and deport
ment unless she has arrived at that
sour-faced stage occasionally achiev
ed by one who has been often disap
pointed in affairs of the heart. Even
then a little flattery and mental chin-
chucking will do wonders in chang
ing her opinions concerning mankind
and encourage her to improve her
appearanoe in the hope of better
Woman won't sacrifice her hair
even for votes. It's her crowning
glory and she knows it. She wouldn't
look like the clipped and bald-headed
critter sitting opposite her at the
breakfast table for anything in the
world no matter how much she may
worship said clipped and bald-headed
critter. And if she wanted to, he
wouldn't let her.
A PROBLEM" IN PICTURES.
Trousers and short hair are the
I nfrmilR!tR nf mnaMiHriitv - ThAV are
absolutely unlovely, and nobody but
man wants 'em. We may borrow
various other articles of his wear
even his 6ocks, we understand, are no
longer sacred to him; we may adopt
some of his mannerisms and take to
ourselves some of his inalienable
rights and privileges, but every nor
mal woman will cheerfully leave him
his bifurcated garment and his short-
There is a certain kind of woman
who markets to the detriment of oth
er people. Everybody knows the kind.
She comes into a meat market, for
Instance. Immediately her busy finger
is poking this and that She pushes
it into a steak. She fishes around
in a barrel of some pickled stuff. She
takes up a smoked fish, then she fing
ers several chops. Finally she buys
five cents worth of liver and a pound
Now every bit of the stuff handled
by this woman is made unfit for use
by other people. Even when the
butcher keeps his wares beyond the
reach of such customers, or under
coer, the woman who wants to poke
things and handle them will manage
somehow to get hold of something
that she probably hasn't any inten
tion of buying.
This woman Is a pest in all kinds
of stores. She's the one who picks
up apples with her thumb nail, who
prods off a piece of bulk butter with
a lorennger, licks said nnger, tnen
breaks off a piece of cheese with the
aid of the same finger.
"The only remedy, of course, is for
the storekeeper to have everything
out of reach and under cover, and to
forbid any handling when he sees It
coming, even though he stands
chance of losing that particular cub
tomer. If he doesn't, he's apt to lose
more customers because of his lax-
nees. Most of us don't like to buy
other people's germs with our meats
t vrcAr ft. ntrm
And the Peculiar Coincidence
Whioh It Was Solved.
Some years ago a publishing noose
was preparing to issue a w edition
of the writings of Tnoreau, write
Charles S. Olcott in Art and Progress.
The head of the booee and a member
of his staff were In consultation about
the met h xl of Illustration. It was
agreed that the pictures must be true
to nature, but how to get them was
the problem. Artists who de book il
lustrating could not be expected to go
into the woods and make pictures
which would in any way asnlst the
text to re tea I nature as Thoreau saw
it. Photographs would be admirable,
but where was the professional photog
rapher to be found who would under
take to go Into Thoreau's country in
sunshine and rain. In summer and win
ter, to catch all the phases of nature
which Thoreau recorded iu his "Jour
While the two men pondered a caller
sat io the outer oftke with a large port
folio under Ills arm. Five years befor
be had rend Thoreiiu's Journal" and
bad token up bis residence in Concord
that tie illicit visit the scenes there
tODlc. toothpicks or nicklcs. for twn described. Id all seasous and all kinds
whole hours and entertain you. Wlien 1 wf wwlth,'r h hild wandered through
he Is thrmu-h .u are unite ant to ! lh ocxis imd over the fields with
ih.t h wi.H ti.lkin,. .,!.. his camera. 1'ussiouately fotid of na
COMMENT FROM THE CAPITAL
Ttie Argus Daily Story
A Unique Duel By F. A. Mitchel.
Copyrighted. 1912, by Associated Literary Bureau.
When the war between the states I
broke out George Harris was ready
TUNE, the month of brides, roses and for college. But George had been
. . . . .
presidential conventions, is invari
ably followed by July, devoted to po
litical and matrimonial squabbles.
The men who are industriously en
gaged in making history are generally
too busy to read any of It
more -fond of his gun than his books,
taking great delight in bringing down
wild animals in the forest and birds
in the air. He thus achieved great
skill at long distance shooting with a
rifle. At the beginning of the war
here and there a regiment of sharp-
It is easier to foretell victory than j shooters was organized, and it occur-
lt is to have events following square red to George that sluce men were to
with the predictions.
But, then, you know, the hopeful
never recognize it as the inevitable.
The easiest way to please some men
is to displease them from the start.
The thrifty housewife doesn't under
stand why the men can't wait until
the canning season is over before they
expect her to get excited over politics.
There's always something to be
thankful for. but It usually takes one's
friends to point out what It Is.
If a woman can throw more out of
the back door with a teaspoon than a
man can shovel in at the front door
with a scoop shovel the wise man is i
he who changes Jobs with her.
The poorer the match a woman has
made the greater her delight In telling
her daughters about the men Ehe might
Co kran has been a iii inber ev
cr party and every faction of every
part, that lias existed in New York
within the past 25 years. Within
one year he was attached, dl&attacLcd
and attached to Tammany. He is thej
great attached ami unattached of htsl
day. opposed Ilryam in "Jtf.. favored
him In 1'irtn und opposed h!.n in 19"8.
He neer stays long in one place.
He can't even be hitched or nailed
down to a given s;t. He believrs in
ionsistency in a jewel and consistency
Once when Cockran was in confess
ho made a speech in cppobition to a
larger navy. Tawnoy of Minnesota,
turned the tables on him by quoting a
tipcech he made in a former congiess
ture. he was no less devoted to art.
To him photography was a pastime.
It was not bis profession. For the
pure love of nature and of art and
with no thought of pecuniary gain be
I had accomplished the very feat which
the two business men had thought so
difficult, and ly a curlons coincidence
be a pi eared at the office to ex 111 bit
the reu!t of his work at the precise
moment when Its desirability was be
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, July 23. Congressman
Pepper of Iowa has introduced a bill
in congress, which, if passed, Is apt
to have a far
and whether it Is
passed or not, the
bill will serve to j
call attention to a !
new form of stran-
gle hold the big
trusts are Just
now trying to fas
ten on the coun
try. His bill is to
require the su
preme court to
pass upon the pow
der trust's "disso
Standard Oil trust
has taught all the
other trusts a les
son. These trusts thought, and the
people of the country also thought
that the trusts knew the last twist and
turn there was to be known in the
art of plundering the public. They
were wrong. The supreme court of
BURIED LIVING PERSONS.
Horrible Custom of Japaneae Prior to
Year 646 A. D.
Trior to the year 640 A. D. the Japa
nese hud one of the most horrible bur
ial customs that can be Imagined thHt
and retainers of a prince or other per
in favor of the verv nmiHiutt inn r. a i
oiutoned. Wher.ovrr h, . ! f burying all the Immediate friends
In congress his listeners could not tell
where he kumhI until h- had finished.
Cockran has changed some more.
He renounces the several punici he
has lately aPli-ited with and is now a
full fledged bull moose.
Manager Dixon will have to watch
him. as he Is liable to go over to Dobs
or Chafln be'ore the ides of November
tlon rose In leaps and bounds, for
ALWAYS XEAR THE SHADOW.
Always, since its organization, the
Standard Oil company had been do
ing business outside the shadow of
the law. Through rebating, and in
other ways this gigantic trust had
defied the law, with the result that
there was a constant stream of threats
directed at the trust from congress.
In its old form, the trust stood in con
stant danger of drastic legislation,
and because of this danger its value
was not as stable as it would hav
been had Its status before the law
been definitely fixed.
The supreme court decree fixed the
jtrust'6 legal status definitely. In the
famous "dissolution" decision the
court practically told the trust that
if it would "reorganize" along cer
tain stipulated lines, it would be in
the good graces of the law, and im
mune from further prosecution. If
it would "dissolve" a meaningless
procedure as far as the profits of the
trust was concerned nothing further
would be done about its vast over
capitalization, which is the real crime
of this and all other trusts.
ALL FOLLOWING SLIT.
So the trust "dissolved," and now,
behold, all other trusts are hurrying
to "dissolve" under the terms of a
decree prepared by the trust's own
The world la run by thoaa whe tug
Serenely at the traces.
Not by the onea who sit around
And only work their faces.
The latter think they are the goods
And say so In their speeches.
But that la not what common sense
Or what the sohool book teaches.
It Is the onea whe shovel sand.
Who post holes 6Hs and dltchea
And other useful works perform.
Who Bwthar In the riches.
Mot very much at first, perhaps.
But It keeps dally (-rowing
TJnttl to what It will amount
There la ao way of knowing-.
The man who makes the wheels go round.
Who keeps the world a-splnnlng
Adown the oourse that It has run
Way back from the beginning.
Who sees that work that should be done
Does not turn out a fizzle,
Is he who tolls from day to day
With hammer, tongs and chisel.
AH other workers are a bluff.
They write things down on paper
And think that they are doing stunts
And cutting quite a caper.
But they would starve to death. I fear,
For all their column shifting.
If It were not for those stout boys
Who de the heavy lifting.
be shot instead of moose and deer he
might as well take a hand in it as
others. So he enlisted for that pur
pose. During his term of service' he learn
ed all the tricks of sharpshooter war
fare, aud the sharpshooter of those
times was a very tricky man. lie
would lift his hat over a rampart on
the muzzle of his rifle Just to see how
quick he could get a bullet through It.
He fought in barns, behind logs, often
i lying flat, covered by the slender de
fense of a few fence rails. But his fa
vorite position was in the branches of
a tree. Covered by its foliage, he could
pick off a man at a long distance un
conscious of any danger. And Iu bat
tle the scale of victory and defeat
was turned by some treed rifleman
bringing down the general on whom
When the war was over George, who
had spent many an hour In contests of
strategem wherein Yank and Johnnie
were trying to seduce each other to
show a vulnerable part, came back
unscathed. Many a bullet had scrap
ed him. but he was so quick, so wary.
that he was never really hurt. But on
the stock of his rifle, which he kept
highly polished, there was a scratch
for every man he had seen fall In re
sponse to a shot from him, four ver
tical scratches crossed diagonally by
a fifth. His comrades used to com-
the United Slates proved to the trusts j lawyers, and no sooner was this de-
that they had much to learn in the
way of mulcting the consumer, and
this high court very obligingly dis
closed to the trusts an entirely new
scheme for petting rich.
This scheme can be described with
one word. It is: "dissolution."
When the Standard Oil trust was
"dissolved" the stock of that corpora-
cree issued than the trust's stock went
up. "Dissolution," in the case of the
trusts, simply amounts to a govern
ment guarantee to do business with
out fear of molestation. Hence the
eagerness of the trusts to "dissolve,"
as witness the voluntary action of the
Mr. Pepper wants the supreme court
to decide whether these trusts shall
have the right to "dissolve."
Those Gentle Girls.
"I fear that Belle and Nelle don't
love each other any more."
"What makes you think that?"
"Nelle was saying the other night
that she thought that bathing was
rather hard on the complexion."
"And Belle remarked, Tes, Indeed; I
wonder they don't make a kind that
will wash-' "
The Kind That Pays.
"What a splendid looking fellow."
"Isn't he? He's a poet."
"A poet! How fiuel Das he tem
"Dou't know, but he has lots of
"Inherited it, I suppose."
"1 guess not! Made it writing ads.
for the breweries."
POURED IX DOWN ON HIS HEAD.
pare his marks to a garden fence.
George was very fond of his rifle, and.
now a septuagenarian, he still possess
es it. though as a curiosity, for as the
years have dropped their snows upon
his head he has come to regret having
sent so many men to their long home.
At the close of the war George was
twenty-three years old. and the life he
had led had robbed danger of its ter
rors. When he came home from the
KING rOK COMFORT.
Those who complain about the sum-
mar heat and rain criticise their beat
; friend. The heat and rain are es
sentials of life. They are fundamental
4to probperlty. They are the potential
forces which are building the great,
golden throne of King Corn.
; Go into the country today, you who
Coubt these truths, and behold the
magic achievement of sunshine and
showers. Thus muses the Springfield
. Like counties green-plumed armies
. the field of com are standing at
attention. Each stalk, a militant sol
' dler of fortune. Is heavily armed with
dew-Jeweled blade from which the
; heat and rain wtll soon cause to spring
like magic the fruitful tassel and then
' the grain.
"This green-clad host with power
, to make or unmake the nation is an
army of peace which seeks conques
tlonly over the barren fields of Pov
erty, hunger and want
, . "Sunshine and shower are the es
f eentials of victory. They make cer
' ta'.a a triumph in the fall when this
; Folden-plumed army of prosperity will
cttain maturity and march in unrlval
' tii f plendor to the annual coronation
. J cf King Corn.
"All honor, then, to this King whose
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Mrs, Thomas Pryor Oore.
Mrs. Thomas Pryor Gore, wife of
the blind senator from Oklahoma, la
regarded aa one of the brightest and
test Informed women In the senate
circle. Her devotion to her husband.
ho refers to her as "his eye, has
had much to do with his aucceaaful
icare-er. Should the Democrats come
!.r.to power at the next election.
Senator Gore Is said to be one of
'the cabinet poauibvttUea.
son or note in a. standing position
around the potentate's grave and leav
ing them in the earth up to their necks
to perish of thirst aud hunger.
The custom cannot be said to have
been general as late as the date given,
for the Japanese records prove that in
the time of the Emperor Suinin (97-30
B. C.) the burial rites of royal person
ages were so modified as to partially
abolish former cruelties. Speaking of
a young brother of Suinin. who died
and bad his retinue buried standing
areund his grave, the old record says:
"For many days they died not, but
wept aad cried aloud. At last they
died. Dogs and crows assembled and
ate off their beads. The emperor's
compassion was aroused, and be de
sired to change the manner of burial.
When the empress died, soon after, the
mikado Inquired ef his officers if some
thieg in the way of. a change could
not be suggested, and one proposed to
make clay figures of men and bury
them a substitutes."
That this did not entirely do away
with the former custom is proved by
an edict Issued In the year 646 A. D.,
the date given first above, which for
bade the burial of living persons and j
provided a penalty for further adher
ence to the awful rite. SL Louis lie-public.
WOMEN IN PORTUGAL
Portuguese word mourejar Is really ap
plicable, since, in fact, they work like
Moors or slaves. They work in the
fields and appear to bear the brunt of
"In one field the woman in the beat
of the day draws up bucket after buck
et of water while the man sits perched
in a shady olive tree. In the neighbor
ing field a man watches six women at
work among the maize. In a third
a group of women stand working in
the summer sun while a group of men
sit at the same work under a vine trel
lis. "Everywhere are to be seen women
with huge loads of Immense weight,
while the men accompany them empty
handed. The man lies in his ox cart
and must have a clgarro and a cope of
wine or brandy after his hard day's
work, or he sits at his counter and bids
his wife go out into the cruel sunshine
to fetch a heavy bllten of water or
other provisions. Women work In the
quarries. Women row heavy barges.
Wherever there is bard work women
are to be found."
"Should you call me lazy?"
"I should say not"
"Thank you. Some people 6eem to .war ho couldn't understand why his
think I am." i ratuer was so particular about locking
"Not on your life. Laziness is a com-! up the house before guliif; to bed.
mon afliictiou, but what ails you so far i When troubled with wakefulness he
surpasses it that it has laziness beaten j would go out into the yard and sleep
a thousand miles." j on t"e ground with the root of a tree
' fur a pillow. His pnrents, realizing
How She Started Something. I that 8("' time must elapse be fore he
First Woman-You'd never think Mrs. would settle nnek to the routine of or
Brown forty-! diuary life, proposed that he make a
five, would;ir'P aDroaa. un mis ueorge coin
you? jcided, for, having missed a college ed-
Second Worn-1 "cation, lie thought travel mitit In a
an N o; not' measure supply the deficiency.
They O All the Hard Work While
Lazy Man Loll and Smoke.
The lot of women in Portugal is not
an enviable one. according to Mr. Au
brey F. C Bell, who in hi book, "In
Portugal," thus describee the labor
that falls to their share:
"Portuguese men are so notoriously i
"Picking pockets," said the reformer
to the thief, "must be a difficult and
"It Is," agreed the pickpocket "II
Is ontil you get your hand in."
It is well for us that man can only
endare a certain amount of unhappi
cess. What is beyond that either an
nihilates him or passes by him and
leaves him apathetic Goethe.
with a complex
ion like hers.
George was constantly breaking the
regulations of other countries and ns
constantly evading the consequences.
an (later)! le stemeii ru ihkc a tieii'u! in iNiiuei
II a s n't Mr s. ling the police, yet never giving tliein
Brown a lovely j the advantage of him.
complexion for! The crowning feature of his tour
a woman of her ' abroad occurred in Berlin. One even
age? Do you ins? while dining in a cafe he notic
suppose it is ar- ; ed a party sittins nt a table near by.
Uncial? ; one of wbun was a very pretty girl.
Third Woman ' The proup were Americans, as was in-
It probably Is. di' ftted by their ussin the English Ian
There's so much 'piase with the dialect of the southern
of that these states of America. There were, besides
(later) Isn't It
Just awful the 1
way that old
Mrs. Br own;
the young lady, an old gentleman, an
old lady and severwl children. Harris j
noticed the young lady change seats
with one of the children, and he soon
discovered that she did so to avoid the
stare of a young man In uniform slt-
calcimlnes. and ting at another table.
at her age too! j After the young lady had turned her
back to him he arose and, though sev-
The Only Way : eral offlt witn whom he was iu com-
"Betty always dresses in the latest ' P00 strove to Pvent him. taking n
, flower from his buttonhoie. staggered
"How does she manage to get the to the table of the Americans and drop- j
latest every time?" j P1 u besiJe ,he oun la(ly' Tnen he j
"She waits up at night for them to ' went back to his own table. The girl's
to the messenger, who took it back to
the man George had sprinkled. Then
the Germans withdrew.
George's resenting the insult to the
young American was plain to all her
party. Soon after the offleers depart
ed the oM gentleman went to him and.
In the young lady's name, thanked
him and begced that he would not per
mit the matter to go any further, to
which George replied that anything
further would depend on the man
whose Insolence he had resented. The
gentleman asked his nume and ad
dress, which he gave.
Before going to bed that night
George received a call from the offi
cer to whom he had given "his card,
bearing a challenge from the man who
Imd offered the flower to the American
girl. The messenger brought with him
an interpreter, and through hlro George
said that he would fight, but only on
his own terms viz, that the two men
take position on either side of open
ground, surrounded by trees, at a dis
tance of a thousand yards, the weap
ons to be rifles, and after a given sig
nal either should be at liberty to shoot
The expression on the faces of the
Germans was curious to behold. The
Interpreter fired protests in English,
while his companion fired them In Ger
man. They might as well have struck
the aides of an Ironclad man-of-war as
George Harris. After awhile they
withdrew to report to their principal.
Harris knew his enemy must fight him
on his own terms or leave the army
After a number of visits from the
Germans they yielded to the Inevitable
and accepted the conditions. The meet
ing was to take place at a farm near
Berlin surrounded with trees, during
the afternoon of the next day. In the
morning George was the recipient of a
bouquet of flowers with a card on
which was engraved "Miss Looise
Marston." It also bore the words: "It
is my wish that if it can be honorably
done there be no meeting between you
and the German. He waa doubtless
tipsy and unaccountable for his act."
To this George made no reply, for he
could not do so without giving away
the coming contest.
Shortly before the fight it became
known in the barracks of Sweinheart'a
regiment that was the name of the
officer who was to be one of the princi
palsthat Harris was a soldier of
the recent American conflict and the
duel was to be fought on the usual
plan of duels in the American army.
The consequence was that when the
fight opened the flanks of the combat
ants were covered by a crowd of Ger
man officers assembled to see the in
George took position behind a low
stone wall and for awhile amused him
self raising his hat for ballets. They
came quick enough, but none of them
struck the hat. Sweinheart after one
of his shots, thinking be had killed his
antagonist, was incautious enough to
.raise his head above a fence behind
which he had taken position. A ball
whistled within a few inches of his
ear, and he ducked.
Harris now withdrew behind bushee.
aud his next shot came from among
the limbs of a tree. Ills enemy, see
ing the smoke, fired at it, but Harris,
as soon as he had pulled the trigger,
dropped to a lower brunch and the ball
went several feet above his head. But
he drew another by putting his hnt on
the muzzle of his rille and holding It
higher still where there was an open
ing In the brnnches.
Sweinfienrt was next In evidence in a
barn which he reached by moving be
hind the fence that led to it. A puff
of smoke appeared in a loft window,
and' a bullet came dangerously near
Ilurris. Tims far he IihiI bvcu merely
amusing himself and the Germans
looking on, but now he bestiti to watch
closely for an opportunity to wing a
mnu he did not wish to l;l!l.
In the tr"e where Harris was perch
ed was a dead branch, detached, but
hanging to another branch by a fork.
Harris succeeded In getting It Into a
position where he could let it fall to
the pr.mnd. IIoMintf ilie branch with
one hand and extending his rifle with
his hat on it to an opening, he drew
a shot and at the same moment let go
The (Jerman officers, thinking the
falling branch was Harris' body, set
lip a shout of triumph, hearing which
Sweinheart. thinking the affair ended,
exposed Ills full length at the burn
window. Harris, taking a careful aim.
dropped him. shooting him In the leg.
This finished the fight. The Ger
mans, seeing their man fall, rushed to
his assistance, and Harris descended
from the tree.
The exhibition greatly Interested the
German officers present, and Harris
was made quite a lion of by them, be
ing Invited their barracks aud enter
Of course Miss Marston heard all
about the affair and sent for Harris to
come and receive her thanks la person.
The version of the story she told In
Berlin made him a veritable hero, but
he said he didn't see why doing swh
a trick in Berlin should cause such an
nproar any more than doing it time
aud again In Virginia.
"Can she sing?"
"She Just can, like a bird."
"A nlshtbnwk "
With the Scalpers.
"Ob. mother, why are the men in tha
Indolent that It is no exaggeration to front baldhesded?"
ay that two-thirds of the work of Por- j "They boupht their ticket from the
toxi done by women. To them Je scalpers, my child." Chicago Tribune.
The English root very
When a cricketer lands a
bieacberites yell: "Oh. Jolly well
caught! Oh. very well caoght in
deed !" Sometimes when a player
playa unusually well they write him a
face turned StarJet, and her eyeb flash
Several minutes passed when Har
ris, taking up a glass of wine that
: stood before him. arose, walked to the
table of the German olhcers and, bold
' iiig the wine over him, poured It down
i on his bead. Then without waiting to
j observe the eflVct of his act be re- j
politely. ; turned to Ms own table. i
fly the ' There was brief conversation among
July 25 in American
the Germans, and one of them went
to Harris and said something in Ger
man which George did not understand,
but the purport f which he Inferred.
note the next day. Louisville Courier- ; for. taking a card from his pocket, he
Journal. i wrot his oiir'-n-k on it and handed it
1750 Henry Kno. Revolutionary gen
eral, secretary of war under Wash
ington, bom; died 1S08.
1614 Battle of Lundy's Lane. Canada,
between British and Americans.
1863 General Harn Houston. Texas pa
triot, at one time governor of Ten-
. . . f 'C ..... I ,., ul
Huntsville. Tex.; born 17W5.
lOOf) Elizabeth Tavlor Dandridue.
daughter of President Zacfaary
Taylor aul mistress of the White
Iiouso during Lis term, died lit
Winchester. Va.; born 1824.