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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 1912.
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Monday, Augoat 5. 1912.
There is not an Illinois democrat who
In not pi' ;icii ;.t the Illinois th.nl
j i.i rt plan.
Really, we feel sorry for Charley
Sejirlc -and af'er all thes years, to
be so cruelly dealt with.
: Anne Morgan ys tnc average man
1sn t far from savagery. If Anne keeps
talking like thHt she'll never marry.
. ?ilcatiwhile the central west still
proclaims itslf to the world as the
"region where a nop failure is un
known. AVhy blame Kngland for being peev
:iFh about the P. mania ana! rates'.' .j
)ti l own., mix.; of the shil'S thai will
go throi.gh it.
' A par-v of Pittsburgh me,, were In-
Jure,! by' lightning the other day. So
af'er ail tlore is something t hat will
t-ho k a I'i'tMbingli man
As soon as the country i permitted
'for a t.me to forget the high cost of
politics, it may turn its attention again
;io the high cost of living.
Itoosevelt's Chicago Speech will he
a "declaration of faith" not a "confes-
-Blon of faith." Who ever heard
Teddy making a confession?
f The sure result of the bull moose
Hate ticket will be election of .lurtg"
Dunne as governor of Illinois. So
.says the Chicago Itecord Herald.
An eastern man offers to teach fly
ing by mall. If all flying were done
by mall, the aviators wouldn't have
so niiuli trouble in getting life insur
ance. Once more let It be suggested that
the way to beautify Kock Island is
not. in permitting the Market square
band stand to be used as an advertis
"We don't notice this year any of
those little 'full dinner pails' which :
used to make Fiich cule campaign em
blems." No. the man who used to
carry a dinuer pail eats at a restaurant
A Pittsburgh tnlnister is preaching
a series of sermons on "How to Make
Pittsburgh IJke Heaven." That nr"n
later has undertaken to solve a prole
lera that It will he difficult to explain.
It would take several "days of Pente-
cost to make even an Impression.
The price of shoes, it Is said.. Is to
he increased Z per cent beginning
Sept. 1. The taueof this increase Is
stated to be the vast amount of leath
er being used in the manufacture of
automobiles. Must those who have to
dodge these cars in their daily walks
base to do so in their stocking feet?
So Orozro. the Mexican rebel leader,
doesn't recognize the I'n.ted States,
hut granted a personal interview to
the American consul. This distinction
makes the consul bagger man than
I'ncle Sam in the eyes of the rebel
chief. "Oror." will change his mind
when he is forced across the border.
PKFSIPKN T TAKTS AtTFITAM'K
It Is hoped President Tatt Is prepar
ing to accept defeat in November as
optimistically as he accepted the nom
ination. Instead of tendering thanks .
to Crane, fluggenheim, Penrose and
th combination of "bosses" who ab- :
ao'.utely dominated the republican na- '
tlcnal committee and the Chicago con-:
ventlon. he accepted the "honor" from
Secretary Root, who declared "jour:
title is clear and unimpeachable "
After this terrific jab at the bull
moose, the president declared with
modesty almost Rooaeveltlan :
"I accept the nomination as an e-
preasion of confidence that in my sec- '
end admin. ttration I will serve th
President Taft obviously mis under- j
stood Secretary Root. His acceptance!
indicates that he thought he -was he-
In presented with a second term. i
One can almost hear a coarse
chuckle from the bosses who maiiinu-
Wrf TV,., ... ... . 1P
v wvu. pill 111' , I0,
are to far defeat. President Taft a
nomination Is accepted all over
utr.on as guaranteeing Governor W1I-
n i t icrtion.
M WASTEIX KIRKS.
Alu.ost any pi(e of Powell Evans'
mpilition of addresses on the sub-
j.it of fire wane and Its prevention
Lows the extravagance of the Ameri-
an people in burning up thcir own
One of these pages relates that the
country's average fire loss for the 10-,
year period. ir00-19"9. inclusive. as '
$21 15,000,001. Adding the expanses of
fire departments, the total fire loss is'
raised approximately to $ 4"0.'"l".0'tt. !
This roughly averages $3 per capita, j
against ?,?, cents in western Europe.
Another pace presents the average
per capita fire loss (annual! in Ameri- ;
can and European cities: Cleveland.!
$1.1"; Wa:-1iitg:on. $1.1!': Ra'timore. ;
$!.::: Chicago. iIAZ: Philadelphia.
Il.fi.".: New York. $2fiv Berlin. C".
cents: I'aris, 47 cents; London, Co ,
Insurance costs about 1 per cent of
the average In the United States,
against one-tenth of 1 per cent for
Two-thirds of the fire waste in the;
I n. ted States is pronounced prevent-j
ah'o. It mu-t be so or near it. since '
people abroad get al'.ng with fr-wer ,
connMcr.Vif.-ns. They are nowhere nar
so smart as we are in eti;;eipshii:g
fir s. , They are simply wis-T in not
: T7r-T-rrr-- i
on i.si i: I A K K l-lioro-
. UM HS.
I'.emrd f-r cmmoii il-'ciiov and the
rights of others has never .ieteneii a
"i tain class of people where a few
dollars were to be gained. Some of
i.p tricks resorted to by them are al-
:i.d;t hewirfi heliuf fine of the most
ktMjoxitic ar.d desi.icaMe is I,. ii.e urac
t:c,-d i v a few take nhotoai anhers iu
A visitor to the national capital, by
visi'inc any one c.f these galleries,
:n;iy haw photographs made showing
him t-hakii'g li;itHi.s wiih the pr vul.-nt
or engaged in close conversation with
one of a score of eminent puolic 1
men. The process will readily sug
gest itself to the reat multitude that
prnctiieg amateur photography.
At first glimpse it may appear that
no great harm can come from this
practice. But th case takes on a dif
ferent aspect when it is known that
dive-keepers, well known as b.k h in
their own ci'ie. have obtained photo
graphs of this kind and displayed them
in their "places of business." There
' photographs in existence
lowing the president shaking hands
with men upon whose faes the stamp
of vice and bestiality is indelibly set.
It is known that a man supposed to
he engaged in the infamous "white
slae" traffic has obtained such photo
graphs and used them in the further
ance 0f jjis schemes.
The American people are perhaps
something lacking in reverence, hut
they holl tho office of president in
deep respect. They resent anything
which tends to detract from its dignity.
Therefore the bill just introduced In
congress hy Senator Ixdge prohibiting
this kind of photographic faki:ig will
meet with their approval.
The self respect of the country de-
' mands that tho practice shall be
RiBSON UKET A STATE."
Tha Undeoorated Minister Resigned
and tha Government Fall.
Many Interesting side lights on a
court and the unexpected trials and
troubles incident to it from which re
publics are free ore given in William
Miller Collier's book of reminiscences
f his days as minister to the Spanish
court, "At the Court of His Catholic
Majesty." That a government should
fall as the result of a ribbon bestowed'
for a purely ceremonial purpose seems j
rather absurd, but. says Mr. Collier:
"It is a historical fact that not many
years ago u certain minister of the ma-!
rine in one of the Kuropean countries ;
resigned lwcuuse the ruler of a foreign
country, on the occasion of his visit to
its capital, rave him a certain rank in i
a certn order and gave a higher rank
to his coUeagoe. the minister of war.
The minister of murine contended that
it was an Insult to his country's navv
i and the fact that he received the rank
wh', n h rule required in such case.
I iuu lull inc iuuiimvi ui vni ujui re
. celved a higher rank only becnuse the
j lower rank had been glrn him pre
viously made no difference to the g
1 grieved minister.
"In his opinion his own government
tu nt demanding that the torein ,-
WANT TO IMPEACH
JUDCE SPFER dWn T ,he m08t obscure worker in ' the dinner pails carried by trust work
m . "" ,np ranks, made up his mind immedi- men are full of nothing hut the chief
Judge Emery Spr.
Great feeling has been aroused In '
t r- .i i i v..
, iri v.- V
Inel V. A. Huff, former mayor of
that city, against Federal Judge Em
ory Speer of the Georgia district. Col-
or.el Huff charges Judge Speer with
corrupt conduct in office, and says i
that the judge has not-been actuated I
ty honest motives in keeping the
lRrSe Huff estate 13 vears in the cue-1
tody of the ro:irt.
Colonel Huff Is under arrest on a!
charge of contempt of court. Hun-i
dreds of signatures have been obtain-1
ed to a petition demanding the im-!
' peachrrent by congress of Judge'
t f.f f.-Sr1--
etfev .y r
'3f , .
"Hi - ill
so-.ir. rontKvrs or . rktirf.i among all my friends and acquaint
vt atioer. lances, where the wife Is away like
"Sure I had the time of my life.
! stated the girl who is just back from
, , " , ..v ma,
: ai8 uo, siir duuvu. j
tor how things turn out. I have It J
all fixed un that they are O. K. any-
way, and just what I wanted. So
voii see I have a good time no master,
where I go or what happens. I've;
tot just 32 cents left out of my two i
weeks' salary that I drew in advance." i have money enough to stop at ood
she lauphed. "But who cares? Pay hotels. They travel in pairs or in
riay is coming again soon, and I got j bunches, and they seem to be thor
every cent of value out of w hat I j oughly congenial. They see everything
spent. ; that's to be seen, and are willing to
"There is one thing that I noticed ! talk to their fellow-travelers that's one
particularly this time .though, and that .
ia how few married women I find tak-'
ing trips and having a vacation. Most; because everybody knows they are
of the vacationing women I saw were school teachers. Besides they have
teaihers and business women like my- that air of now--Johnnie-you-behave-or-self.
Quite a few of the girls had you-will-have-to-stay-after-school, and
their mothers with them, the mothers: even a baggage smasher respects it.
generally belonging to the widowed' "Then, the school teachers have
class. About the only vacationing . plenty of time. They don't have to
wives I saw were brides or o,uite elder- squeeze all their recreation into two
ly women whose husbands were with j weeks. They ran take time to be
them. , j leisurely and really enjoy as they go
"I didn't see one Instance of the sel- j along, instead of seeing things like a
fish wife enjoying a vacation all by motion picture run at a 2:40 clip,
herself while her husband stayed in ' "If ever I'm reincarnated," said the
the hot citv and worked himself to 1 girl whose two weeks are up. "I'm
"Maybe there are such w ives in the '
high-priced fashionable resorts, but ; I found the city full of wives stay
you don't see the average wife doing '. Ing at home the same as always, with
anything of the sort. When I got home ; out a thought of a vacation. And it
COMMENT FROM THE CAPITAL
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
(SperMal Correspondence of The Arfrus.i
Washington, Aug. 3. The standpat
leaders in the republican party, led
by President Taft, and with First
rose, Smoot, Crane,
Boss Barnes con
stituting the board
of strategy, have
decided to make
the tariff the issue
of their campaign.
This was decided
upon at a confer-
ence of standpat ,
senators ana re
managers at the
meeting, and while
there w ere some
who were in favor j
of making the high i
C06t of living and j
the anti-trust rec-!
ord the main is-
: sues, the tariff men won.
! in pursuance of this decision it ia
: the plan of the Taft advisors to drag
out the full-dinner-pail slogan, and to
try once more to achieve victory by
.uaiB 1'eop.e ueneie mat pros-,
perlty can continue only under repub-.
I ' ran r e'
1 1 I
U , ,'..... iyCfl
I THltT thk nFTESMnrn iht. ! higher. In Washington this winter one
The republican conference, in the ( of the beneficiaries of high tariff pro
light of its results, was wholly un- , tection gave a single dinner which cost
necessary, for it was decided long ago i $35,0oi.
;that the tariff wa ' the issue of; With beef selliiur at 23 and 30 cents
'the campaign. Every democrat In the
country, from the leaders in congress
aieij aner tne passage or tne Payne -
Aldrich bill that the tariff was to be
(Colliers weekly .whatever other elements may enter
One of the most conspicuous sen- into the high cost of living, that sen
tences in the democratic national plat- tence as it stands is true. The high
form is this:
"The high republican tariff is the
principal cause of the unequal distribu
tion of wealth."
Whatever.honest disputes there may
be about other aspects of the tariff.
eminent give him also the higher rank
In this f"retgu order had permitted its
j navy to be Insulted, and so he resigned.
I and the government fell. Thus does
i the fate of nations hang not on threads,
j but on ribbons."
An Epicure's Dieh and tha Way te
Trap tha Making.
The young man did not know what
be wanted to eat His appetite was
poor. His palate mnt be tempted and
tickled. He scanned the menu card
again and again. Finally, with a sigh
of re:gnatioa. he said to the waiter:
"Bring me some flsh feathers "
"Fish feathers?" exclaimed the as
"Yes; fish feathers! And I want 'em
tonight net next week!"'
The waiter retired for a conference
with the chef, the captain and the floor
"No such d'.sh here." was bis report.
one of these women does go away from
home for awhile, she ei'her goes with
her husband for his two weeks' vaca
tion, or she takes the children and vis-
relatives in the country or m an
other city, and does her share of me
housework wherever she happens to be.
I d just like to challenge some of
those joke writers," fiercely remarked ;
the returned vacationer, "to show me
those summer grass-husbands they're j
I always talking about. I defy em to j
! how me arfy goodly number of men j
living in a wifeless house through the j
heated term, getting their own meals. ;
! trying to make their own beds and
! smoking lonesonieiy on the front porch.
! I don't know of a single home just now
.that. She's right on hand attending to ,
; things the same as usual, keeping her
lord and master as comfortable as pos-
;pible while he grinds out the family
..jr T wag asked who has the best
time during their vacations." she con-
tinued, "I'd say it's the school teach-
"Everywhere you go, you see -them.
They seem to
secret of their successful vacations, I
think. Nobody imposes upon tnem
I going to be a schoolma'am and be the
most Independent woman on earth."
I the issue, and the republicans are dis-
covering every day that the tariff is
the issue indeed. There was no nec
essity for them to solemnly meet and
decide that question, for it was de
cided for them long ago.
The full-dinner-pail argument, In
these piping days of trust domina
tion, is almost an insult to every man
who labors, and its employment by the
republican leaders is another evidence
of the fact that these men are either
blind to actual conditions ,or desper
ately hopeful that they can keep up
their deception a while longer.
Democratic investigations of various
trusts during the past year have re-
vealed that men who work for trusts
receive pitifully low wages. The Law
rence strike inquiry showed that men,
women and children work for the high-
ly protected woolen trust for wages of
Ji, $6 and $7 a week. With prices for
food stuffs what they are It does not
require much of a mathematician to
figure out that the dinner pails carried
by trust workmen are full of nothine
THE TBI ST DINNER TABI H.
This slogan of the republicans should
be changed to the "full dinner table,"
and should refer to the groaning
boards of the trust magnates, rather
than to the humble pails carried bv
thcir workmen. Tne dlnner table8 of
I the trust owners never were heaped j
a pound, and wages $6 and $7 a week,
j it is not difficult to understand that
J constituent of republican
! namely, thin, blue wind.
tariff tends to crystalize the popula- ,
tion of the country into classed Any '
typical, tariff-protected manufacturing
town consists of one hundred-thousand-dollar
house on top of the hill, and a
hundred thousand dollar cottages clus
tering around the mill in the valley.
"There ain't any sneh thing. There
never was such a dish In New York."
The young man arose and sighed
"That's what I've been told by every !
waiter in New York." he remarked sad
ly. "Rut if you will drop a line to the
commissioner f fisheries in Washing j
ton be will correct your mistake, en-
lighten your ignorance, project a shaft ;
of thought into that granite which
grows above yonr shoulders."
He sighed a third time, stretched :
himself slowly and added:
"The commissioner will tell you that
fish feathers are a delicacy. They are
taken from flying Cah. Yon catch fly- j
Ing fish with salt water on their tails." '
Then he went gloomily Into the night i
j The Main Thing.
Actor I can bring tears to the eyea
of the audience. Theatrical Mans
Huh! We want somebody who
i bring the audience Puck.
9r 9VICAJ ft. SNITM
CANT SPOIL HER.
TT doenn't matter what the maid
- May do by way of dress.
Or whether carmenta comfort bring-
Or cause her much distress.
Or whether he may cramp her feat
In ehoea that make her lame.
Or bow aha fixes up her hair.
We Ilka her Just the aame.
If aha Is Blender, plump or tall
Or only half and half.
If she la aad eyed and demure
Or has a merry laugh.
If ahe Is scholarly and wise
Or ellly. just a bit.
Whatever aha la or la not.
She always makes a hit. --
That Is the way our fathers were.
For really they were glad
To take the women of their day
At every chance they had.
Were they In, hoopskirta or In ataya.
Plain and precise or gay.
They married them offhand and said
They liked them best that way.
And men of modem tlmea fall In
And gladly play the game.
A hobble akirt or peekaboo.
To them Ifa all the aame.
They like the way they fix their hair.
The color of their eye
And every detail and design.
Because they're girls; that'a why.
Caused a Change.
"He used to be the leader of the bar."
"Isn't be any more?"'
"He became the leader to the bar."
Substitute For Sugar.
"Ton wouldn't think that steplsdder;
was very good for sweeteniug mate- ;
rial." said the wayside philosopher. 1
"You are right; I wouldn't," replied '
the practical man." j
"And yet If the man who couldn't !
reach the sour grapes had had one he '
would have found that it sweetened !
Couple of Marks.
"Another old landmark is gone," re
marked the plain citizen when he
heard of the death of an old settler.
"Another old easy mark, you mean."
observed the man who had ouce traded
horses with the deceased.
"See that little fellow over there.
thinks an awful lot of himself."
"But I don't see how he can."
"There isn't an awful lot of him to
The Only Kind.
"How la the hunting around here?"
"There is lots of it."
"Only what game the- natives make
"That was a terrific storm."
"I rather enjoyed it."
"But it thundered constantly."
"I couldn't hear my wife talk."
"She's so fond of her dog!"
"I wonder why?"
"Gives her something to talk about.'
If all the knowledge of the world
Were boiled In one ahort rime
Ton stUI would find annie men to sax,
"I knew It all the time."
Either money or personal vanity Is
the big element that gets one inter-
estea in a tiling.
The man you can't I"e generally has
just that one thing to recommend him, ;
and that's a drawback.
In this day of restaurants and cafes
the modern family gets together fur a
meal about once a week. And yet the,
moralists are asking. "Why are fami-
lies disintegrating?" j
Most married men forget that they :
are married, and the rest can't remem
ber that they are not single.
Talk is inexpensive when it is of the i
A bigamist Is a man who is overwlil
ing to take chances.
F.ach day is an integral portion of
your life with just demands upon you.
If you disregard them don't I foolish
enough to expect harmonious results.
There are poople who think thev
earn the right ro a luxurious existence
by the simple act of standing by and
.watching the rest of U9 labor.
Ea. h of ns has to live after all. but
t Is hard to make the rest of the world
see the necessity.
It generally takes more than a letter
r.f Introduction to get both ends to
Lefts te Ltarn.
"I have just been talking to a yonfh
j who claims to have done everything."
"Has he ever wrapped a motorcar
around a telegraph pole at 3 o'clock In
! the morning?"
i "I think not"
j "Then he has a great deal to learn."-
Cupid Postmaster By Clarissa Mackie.
Copyrighted. 1S1 1, by Associated Literary Bureau.
The postmaster at Saltpeter Canyon t renting- It to lt rightful owner,
took his feet down from the counter ' At the supper table they were scoff
and lounged over to the little pigeon- In Jlm Levis' nse of cheap tobae
holed box where the letters were dis- ' ?n- Harry Barry was passing around
tributed. The door opened, and a man "Is handsome new Stetson with all the
strode in and pressed a bronted face leninlty f deacon passing the con
close to the stamp window. ! tributk-n p1- ' ,
"Howdy! Any mail for the Lone "For J,m' marriage license." er-Buir-"
he asked. i rlnd Mr. Barry as be poked the hat
Simeon Carter reached down a pack- !
et of letters and thumbed, them over '
deliberately. Occasionally he paused '
to expectorate over his shoulder, lm- j
proving each opportunity by Indulging
in a prolonged stare at the face In the I
window. Presently his curiosity found 1
utterance. "Seems like I've seen you i
before," he hinted.
Where?" asked the other with dis- ;
"I I don't remember," admitted 1
Simeon sheepishly, and then gruffly, j
! I don't know as I'm inclined to give
I the Lone Bull mail to anybody that
j comes along." j
"I hope you don't feel that way,"
; said the other cheerfully, "but I guess j
! you had better give It to me. I've got
Boss Clintock's order somewhere about !
me, but I reckon my face is order .
; enough to get the mall from a little
2 by 4 cracker box like this."
"Young feller, that face of yourn
will be your passport to a much hot-
' ter place than Saltpeter Canyon," grunt
ed Simeon as he leaned an elbow on
the window ledge. "To get down to ;
business, here's a letter for Theodore
Crane, a hull bunch for the boas, a pa- J
per for Jim Lewis, and, let me see, !
there's a postal card for Harry Barry ;
from his uncle at the Springs saying !
um ah, yes; here's a postal card for ;
Harry Barry, and that's all."
onniB, saia iae mow vr.tuj as ne i
bestowed the mall matter In his va-
rlous riockets and turned awav. I
Now Simeon Carter's leathern fare
was pressed to the window. "There j
C3 T3 J cV&
"I RECKON MY FACE IS ENOUGH ORDER
TO GET THIS MAILi."
might be a letter for you, young fel-.
ler," he insinuated, "only I don't hap
pen to know your name."
"I'm not looking for a letter," said
the other imperturbably. "I never get
' any letters."
I The postmaster's face reddened au
j grily. "Thtnk you'll string me, eh?
! 'Spose you'd rather go without your
letter than tell your name."
I don't mind telling my name." said
the other cowboy carelessly, "only you
didn't nsk me outright. Ask me plumb
out, and I'll tell you. Fair and squaro
is my method."
Simeon swallowed his Indignation
and grinned back at the handsome
youth. "What's your name, young
man?" he asked bluntly.
"Timothy Lewis," said the other
"Well, that does beat the bugs!"
chuckled the postmaster. "Here's your
letter, Mr. Tim Lewis, and a big fat
one It is too." He shoved a large
square uianila envelope through the
opening, and the other glanced at It i
CUnously and thrust it in an Inside
Arrived at the ranch office, he gave
the mail into the hands of Mr. Clin-
tock and went on to the bunk house.
There was no doubt about the mat-
ter. The envelope was addressed in a
feminine hand to "Mr. Tim I-.. Is.
care the Ixne Bull ranch. Saltpeter
Springs, Mont" The postmark was
Timothy drew out his knife and slip,
ped the blade under the finp Inside
was something wraroed In w hite tls-
With wondering curiosity Timothy
unfolded the wrappings and disclosed ' r'",u ,,iere "D"" ,wo '". you
a photogrspb-tbe picture of the pret- i "n K "loll" "n1 ,nan-
tiest girl be bad ever seen. ; flr,nR ,n " yu Tr ' m
Yet ahe was an utter stranger to i brother-in-law, Tim Lewis, you can
Timothy Lewis. ! thank that old scalawag at the post-
Afros s the bottom of the picture a ! office."
few words were penned In the aame "Scalawag!" breathed Timothy fer
handwritinc. only here the "J" wal vently. "The only name that's good
unmistakable, "To Jim, with Nell's
love." That "Jim" proved the owner
of the picture to be Jim I.cevis. wbo
was doubtless wnlting Impatiently be
low for his weekly budget of mail. A
slim allotment was his this time a i
folded newspaper; that was all.
no propped the picture on his shelf !
and studied it closely. She was the '
sweetest He stuped and drew a j
sharp, pained breath. Of what was
he thinking? There was every evi- i
denre that this girl was Jim Lewis' '
sweetheart Was it not well known '
that that gentleman was economizing
on tobacco in an endeavor to raise the
price of a marriage license? And so
this was the girl!
There would have to be explana
tions, of cotiree, and possibly Jim
Lewis might take offense because Tim
had opened the letter. Nevertheless
it was up to the postmaster at Salt
peter Canyon. Timothy shrugged his
shoulder and tncked the picture away
, ,n b breMt He WOQld awt
;a favorable oDDOrtunitT before previ
under Timothy's nose. "We're all
doped with that h-and of herbs he's
smoking. Get back to the Broncho
brand. Jimmy. We'll raise the money
for the wedding."
Timothy frowned a little as he
thought of the face pressed gainst
his heart, but tact required that a con
tribution be made, so with what grace
he could muater he dropped a handful
of cigarettes In the hat and went oa
wl(h his supper.
Jim Lewis was growling oarer tola
newspaper. "I'll eat old Simeon alive
If he's keeping back any more of my
"Heard anything more abont that
Tim and Jim letter T' asked Crane from
behind his coffee cup.
"Nary. Maybe it's beeans I haven't
been near the old scalawag for tea
days. I've thrashed it out with him
for the last time. I feel pretty blllngr
mad tonight, and I've got a mind to
go over and thrash him good and
plenty," said Mr. Lewis savagely.
"TVe might ro over and wipe out the
hull place, take your letter, and git,"
suggested Harry Barry eagerly. Tt'
mighty doll nowadays. I feel like L
could lick a regiment."
"I'll attend to my own licking," ob
served Jim dryly. "When I go to
hunt down a weakened old scalawag
like Simeon Carter I guess I ain't feel-
; Ing so poorly that I have to take along
. h.tt. e m.ilM
.ini.n eAn tiain
me out Nlxey. That la to be a dtiet
1nar Simeon and me. and me eomtnat
nonJe wUh tne iefter vmcb he saya
I Is not for me."
In this mood Mr. Lewis wn not to
be trifled with, and one by one the
men dropped away to Indulge in a
quiet game of poker near the glowing
Timothy Lewis resolved to postpone)
his interview with his cormrade until
morning had brought the gloomy on
to a more amiable frame of mind,
Toward morning he was awakened
by a touch on his shoulder, and he
started up to find Jim Lewie sitting
on the edge of the bed In a flood of
"Well," said Timothy sharply,
Lewis crossed one leg over tho other
and pulled reflectively at his mus
tache. "I Just been over to Saltpeter
Canyon and licked that postmaster. On
the side I've rifled the United States
mail, and I'm liable for most anything,
and when it was all over but the
shouting old Simeon barks out he'd
give the letter to Mr. Tim Lewis, which
is you, I believe." Mr. Lewis' Toice
was dangerously silky.
"Thai's my name." snapped Timothy,
now wide awake. "That letter was
given to me by mistake. It surely was
addressed so it looked like 'Tim,' and I
opened it Of course as soon as I saw
what was in it I knew it wasn't for
me. I was going to give it to you in
"nonest?" demanded Jim Lewis.
"Yes," returned Timothy quietly, and
such was his reputation among his
comrades that his word was never
doubted. Jim Lewis held out bis band,
j and Timothy reached under his pillow
and drew out the letter. "Here It Is,"
"You're taking plenty good care of
It," commenfed Jim Lewis as ho peer
ed curiously in the end of the letter
and then drew forth the photograph.
He held it to the moonlight and stared
and stared again at the face. Then he
scanned the superscription on the en
velope. "Well, I'm hanged if It ian't
little Nell! Of course I thought it
must be from Lulu!" .The disappoint
ment in his tone emboldened Timothy
to ask a quest inn '
"Who ia Nell?" he asked bluntly. !
"My sister," cald Jlru Lewis proudly.
"She teaches school In Sioux City, and
she's the purtlest girl out except Lulu
t'imen-or course always except tne
ture leww. turned tne
picture away In his pocket and seemed
j smitten with some happy thought, for
skd suddenly, "What'd you have
I it under your pillow for? Now. that's
pretty good, Tim. Don't you blow to
lne chaps about my end. and I'll keep
i dark about your blushing over Neli
i p' picture. What say?"
! "Agreed!" said Timothy promptly,
! "And I say. Jim. the next time you go
to Sioux City will you take me along?"
"Sure thing. I'm going to marry
enough for Simeon Carter Is Cupid,
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