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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY, 3IARCTI 14, 1113.
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Friday, Macch 14, 133.
And among the oilier Washington
people grateful for the inauguration
reremonie.s are the doctors.
The Turks have piiot
Arab solders as a ss'
Evidently the Arab in
in to the rest.
And now. r'Kh' on top of the demand
from Europe tha h br.ng Mexico to
order, comes the Kaster henuet season
for President Wilson.
Turkey Is asked to raise a war in
demnity fund of JS'ift WHVidA. A few
tiiore TurKi. li huh p.a-ed on the mar
ket ounht to take care of that
"March ranie in tr- ny enoueh." oil
serves Mie Albany .lounia!. Hut then
Albanv no' on th' map w he.; the
New trk 1 g.alature is t ikii.4 a r
II;trn Thaw a-, a meal t,rl
hutiRry lawyis and doctor-' Is n
an 'difyiH4 s'.'-cia'le thuu he ;;
when he w a.-, bui ti.nu money on Vuo.td
Klnc Men. -lik
arises .,, i-r 1 1 1 ii r k
but s'il! able t,,
wheal 'al.es ;:in!
r A!a s nui atain
I'i'it he :s not ce;ni
it and eat buck-s-iusaie
Pla'nly Wooilrow Wilson has a tio
tlon that s church should not he con
verted into a show place and it won't
be, ee If he tin- to jii to some other
ihuri'h in worship
To c ailing '
pot toethe,- .
shot 'he o-h' r
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U n foe se! le;
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the otl'.i ial r pot 's ot
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a year more in war-..
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W II HUI1 I.ATIV
T'.ot s ir. l gtr's
Spanish Anit rica
ry ci-r l.a'ir. 1
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a ly ; :t.l-
l.ing..acc -has !:. I'ra
bated m Spaii.s.: An.cr.ca. accor
to a bulletin i-i: L.i'in A iti.-rioaa ur.l
vfrsif.es itt.d spr sch.i Is just is
sued by tl.e I'r.ltrl Sit"S i'UVeai of
i .vlt' 1 a'ion
Latin is not included in the curricu
la of secondary schools in ar.y of the
following coun'r.es Argent :r.a.
11 via. Chile. Costa K.ca. Cuba. K .ador.
Guatema'a. Hor.'luias Mmu', N.ca
ragua. Panama. I'aruguay. Peru. Sal
vador, and I'ruguay It 1- 'autht to a
rery limited exiet.' in th- tlass'.cal
Frhocls of Ha"! and Colon: i ia Some
Y r.e.uf '.a h'gh schools offer courses
!n I.etin, but tl.e stud.ts are ery le
r er.'ary. "Not withstanding r a.-or.s
if k'.nfhip of speech, prid" of racp and
rcl.olastic tradition. " sas Dr. FMgar
I rg Brandon, author of the bulletin.
.;.r.:., as we. 1 as b.-cen. has
wholly diiappeared from the curricula
of South and Central American educa-!
tional Institutions." In some coun-.
. tries it is positively forbidden by Jaw
'o teach Iatin in th- schools.
In the universities there are usually
courses of lectures on the history of i
Marsic literatures, but these are given !
in the mother -oneue and the students j
who take thfiti are rot required to be ,
, able ti ral the nrip nal. In the In-'
Etifj-.:' Pedaeogico of Chile, an eie- I
men'ary course of three years in Latin
is required of those preparing to teach
Si-nl.-h and French. b ever, here
r.-i'in is no: ta.'ghr for the sake of
Lmii. but a a suitable background for
th" scientific sudy of Spanish or
r:' n'h grammar A similar plan pre
va'is it: the I'liiversity of Buenos
"Tie- disappearance of Latin was
net effee'ed without a contest," says
Dr. Brandon "Many educators train
ed under the old system recognized
the value of the subject in any scheme !
o' e-i'ira-ion. and fought valiantly for!
jc ret n'ion. Pome states wavered in
their policy; under one regime It was
abolished; under another restored,
only to be crst out aeain when its op-j-onent?
returned to power. Argen-
tia nu'tua'd many years in her pop ;
ii'-y; I r'ler.ay but recently discarded!
Various reasons are assigned for the
abandonment of Latin. The question
of church and tate. an important one i
in Ijt!n America, is involved to a '
... (.v'Mit In arMirlnr, fV.i- ic rko t
motive of u'ilitarian'sm. strong in the
present-day Pjianish-Amerlcan, whose
chief ambition is to be "modern." He
feels that Iatln is an antique, out of
place in modern life. He conceives the
purpose of education to be distinctly
practical and useful. According to his
view the school must bp a direct agent
in the" reeeneration of the nation; it
must advance civilization, develop the
natural resources of the country, and
! riiiu i into touch v irh the most pro
c -ive of its neighbors: and in this
program of pract!c-i! accomplishment
the Ppani.-h-American finds no place
THE FOUR HENRY
One of the Most Dramatic of the
Legends of France.
Of uil the Frenc h historical legends .
there is uoiie more dramatic than that ,
pertuiiiin to "the four Henry"-" The
tradiiiou is that mi u wintry night as
tlie rain fell iu torreuts au old woman
who passed iu the country fur n witch ;
kind who inliabiteij a miserable cabin ;
iu the forest of St. Jermaln was '
aroused by a loud knocking nt her ;
door. !ie opened it autl saw u cava
lier. v im ri'ipH'stctl hospitality. A
scrap of cheese and a morsel of black. (
bread were all she set "before him.
1 have nothing mote." said she.;
See, here is all that tithes, taxes, soli- '
sidles atid oil. or extortions have left
me lo olTer d. stressed travelers, be
sides which my iifighborx call uie a!
witch and roll me of the produce of
my liiiie farm."
""lis a cruel sitiifition." said the
1 -ninn tnnu. "and were I king of
France I vouM suppress the taxes."
"1 i d hears you." answered the old
The cavalier was about to commence
Ids re; c t when a fresh knock at the
i . r rest ruined him. Again n gentle
titif. dicii'hed v. it ti raiu. demanded
N tmit you. Henry";" said the one.
"it is. Merry." repli;".! the ether.
The old woman discovered from
their convers.ttton that they In-longed
; a numerous hunting pttrty led by
Uit-.C 'hrtrles IX. and hat they had
Poet, (li--per-ed by n sionn
My 1: ood womnn.' said fit" second
comer, "have Jim naught else to otter
No'b'.ng." was the reply.
- !. th.'ii.' said the other, "we
. ill v it'e it."
The t rst Henry gave sit'tis of re-f-.',;i.;
but. ol'ven ;ng the res.i'ute eye
.itid ba .h'y bearing of tlie second, he
lep leii i:i a tot.e of 1 iiarla:
"Let t'.s !ivide it. then "
'1 hcv s: t i!"w;t o; pos:'e each other.
;:nd one l.:.d a'.rei.Jy cmreit ed cut
tl. i- the i read with his dncper when
11 t...rd blo.v v : s s'pp'U nt the door
.'.:iu a yot:rig tiol.'einan entered
-iir.-i-i a H.vsry. Tlie meeting was
i le tlr-t I'ci ry e:;dc.i cored to hide
tl.e li;e..d sunt lieese The second re
plai ed i: 011 1 tie tel. e :.nd set his
sword by his side. Tl.e third Henry
W!...t.' W;T! you spr.re me none of
yo:r supper, then?" suld he.
"Tlie si:i per."' sr.id the first Henry.
ri:l:tlv belongs to the first comer."'
'The sut.ner." s.tid the second Henrr.
"belongs of right to him who knows;
best how to defend it." '
The third Henry colored and said
hav.g.iti.y. "Perl aps It rather belongs
to him who knows I est how to win it."
At these wordu the first Henry drew
his dagger, the two others" their
swords. They tad scarce made a few , Gays, when wiiiiatn Ijoen teid tee post. ; practice that it was necessary for him
pusses when a fourth blow was heard; Tumulty is a hard and efficient work-; to quit polities to mrc:.. proper prov!
r.t the ioor. The portal opened. A r. too and President Wilson consid-i sion for himself and family
fourh Henry appeared. ers himself pretty fortunate. 1 it was that Independence that Srst
At the sight of the naked swords It is part of the secretary's job to j attracted the attention of Dr. Wilson
the lust comer drew his own and. tak-
ti.g the weakest side, fought vigorous-
The o'.d woman, frightened, hid her
self, and it was weli that she did. for
the swords dashed to pieces every
thing that came in their way. The
lamp fell. " extinculshed. and all
four foiicht in the dark. The noise
of the swords lasted for some time,
but gradun'ly died nway Then the
old woman crept out of her hiding,
place, rent the lamp ana reiie.a the
four combatants stretched on the finer.
She examined them. Fatigue had over
jiowered them more than los of blood.
They rise up one after another,
ashamed of what they nr.d done.
"Come." said ore: "let us now sup with
good humor and without quarreling."
It oa lupins for the surrer theJiman nad previously served fo.tr terrts
The Genial Cynic
BY CHARLES GRANT MILLER.
A jury in Oshkosh. Wis., has given a
who sued a weaPhy miil owner, because
Is this to be taken as indication that m Oshkosh
it is customary to ask a girl before kissing her?
V so, the price set by this jury upon the Oshkosh
kisses is outrage usly high. The kiss that is to be got
by asking is worth far less than that.
It wouldVe interesting to the world in general to
know just how the Oshkosh gin expects to be asked.
Is the request and response required to be so definite
that no opportunity is left for the play of instinct, intui
tion or telepathy? Is the request to be made ia writ
line -: will a verbal one do?
it is related that the Indian in his native romanticism, made his first
advances bv approaching the young squaw of his choice, looking her in the
eye, raising one hand with one finger
finger aloneside the first, if the girl
nose, it meant willingness. If she ran
For aught known to the contrary,
social circles of Oshkosh.
"" - '
perceived it lyin
on the floor, soiled
with their feet .nd stained with blood.
The old woman. sitting In a corner.
fixed her dark eyes on the anthors of
"Why do yon look nt us in that man- j
ner" demanded the first Henry-
"I see your destinies written in your
foreheads." answered the injured wo
man. The second Henry harshly command
ed her to reveal them. The two oth
1 ers laughed outright.
' With outstretched arms the old wo
' man replied: "As you all four hava
' been united in this cabin, yon will all
' be retfnited in one nnd the same des
tiny. A you have trodden underfoot
, and aoiled with blood the bread of hos
1 pltality. you will trample underfoot and
soil with blood the power of which yon
will partake. A you have impover
1 Isbed and devastated this dwelling, you
! will devastate and impoverish France,
j As yon have all four been wounded in
i the dark, you will all perish by treason
j and a violent death."
I These four Henrys were the four he-
roes of the league -two as lt chiefs
land two as its enemies-Henry of
I Oonfle. poisoned at St. Jean d'Angely
; by l.i wife; Henry of tlu'se. assassi
j nntcd nt r.hi !.y the Forty-nve; Henry
of Valois (Henry IlT.i. assnssinnteil by
Jacques ricment nt St. Cloud; Henry
' of I'.ourbon Mlenry IV. 1, nssassinated
nt Faris by Rnvniliac New York
WOMEN OF DENMARK.
Rul, They Are Wage Earner
Even Though Married.
There is an outstanding point of dif
ference belween the activities of wo
men iu Denmark ::nd in other coun
tries In Iicumark the sole aim is
economic independence for women
tbroiighoflt their lives.
Thus in 'openl.aeu more than l.oj)
TUMULTY. SECRETARY TO THE PRESIDENT, "
GROWS JX POPULARITY AT THE CAPITAL
fa ; - , ? "kf it
WM I 1 1 ' i Jlf I '
fcfl ff ft '
fey- 353- .:v:'
Joaepk P. Tumnlty at fcla
Washington, March 14. Joseph P.
Tumultv. secretary to President Wil -
cnn v,a. 4rfil; hitf ,
Washington by his genial personality.
heJ' he 8 most popmar presi-
1 dent's secretary since the Roosevelt
stand as a buffer between the presl
dent and the office-seeking politicians,
T-Jmulty'g task, therefore, since his ar-
rival In Washington hps not been one
long swee dream The politicians
have swarmed an n 1 the White house
and President lison has refused to
see any of them
Tumulty was n-"'8rr to Pres'dent
Wilson when th la't." wss governor
o? New Jersey. What Wi.ton rLdn'f
know about 'he Je-fey p,i
blond young Irishman did, and when
the governor dcoMed upon s course of
action he found h cc-uld depend upon
Tumulty to '2rry . nt his p!ar? regard
less cf opposition.
It was rot unt:! he was n
for governor cf New Jersey
W'.tson me? M". I udiiii't. : vo mer
verdict of S.Vm to a young woman
he kissed her three times without
and then slowly bringing another
laid one or her .own nngers Des.ae ner
away, the other meaning was equal y
this system may still survive in the
married women work as clerks in of
fees. By far the majority of actresses
are married. In order to enter the
school of the corps de ballet it is nec
essary to be of good family. The
gTeater part of the husbands of ballet
dancers are in high positions.
Three hundred and fifty to four hun
dred of the teachers in the free schools
in Copenhagen are married. They re
ceive exactly the same salary as the
men teachers that is. G4 yearly. A
head teacher, man or woman, com
mences with Hi and rises to 20.
In the gymnasiums and secondary
schools many of the professors are
married women, who also form a con
siderable proportion of the privat-do-centen
in the universities. The munic
ipal council f Copenhagen has several
In brief, in Denmark it is the rule
rather than the exception for the mar
ried woman to be economically inde
, pendent through her own labors. Lon
Authors and Novel Reading.
The objection professed by many wo
men novelists against leading fiction
may be based 011 the sane grounds as
those raised by the little boy at the tea
party who refused to eat jam "cos
father makes it." Some distinguished
writers in other fields have been vo
racious novel readers. Concerning the
author of the standard work on the
British constitution tinint I Miff re
lates: "Rnireiiot. like Sir Henry Maine.
Sir .lames Stephen and Sir George
Vennbles. had a perfect passion for
novels and would read and reread
them with the greatest delicht. He
had been reading "Kob Hoy" half au
hour before his death." Tennyson, too.
accord ng; to William Aliinsbam. was
"a constant novel reader. "What I dis
like." he om e said, "is beginning a new
novel. I should like to have a novel to
re, id iu a million volumes, to last me
my life ' ''London Standard
deak In tbe XVhlte Hons.
j'n the New Jersey assembly und?r the
! tannage of the Then powerful Bob
,ray;s. ls of Hudson county, re'lring
when he found that Pis: P-rlenendence
! in iPgiE;ative ma,Ters and his refusal
'to blindly follow the orders of Davis
had so seriously impaired his law
to him. and after become thoroughly
'acquainted with Tumulty in the cam-
; palgn of 1910, he made him his private j
Tumulty made It's debut 'n lo-ltlrgi
in Jersey City while he was yet a j
student in St. Peter's college, address
ing democratic meetings He was a ;
good talker he won the gold rr.edal ,
for oratory in his class in 1&5S and .
h continued speech maki.i? while he j
was studying Uw in the ensuing four j
One year later he married Miss
Ca'her'ne Byrne, with whom he attend- i
r d S Brldaet's parochial school. Tlley '
, have six chi'dreu fjur girls and two
, boys and Mr. Tumulty says the only
drawback about politics is that
Usns r-m r-. -v.is t;.t
: too much.
Caesar's dead and turner! to clay,
Alexander's drifttr.ff dust:
Let us hope Kir.R Arthur may
Be at present with the just:
They were great find they were grand.
Fame they gained which will not die.
Splendidly they vt.iusM and planned.
Still we prnlse them, you and I;
But behold yon ha'-kmai pass!
H may never win appla-ise
Tet he lives, while they, alas!
Are but parts of all that waa.
Galileo is no more;
Ferdir.ani and Isabel.
On some far ceV.tt.i shore.
May with sainoM Cnlnn dwell;
Never Flail tln-ir c'-ht a1-.
Never can the miphty debt
Which we ewe to tti-tn lie pa'd
But Jim .tones is l'ving yet;
Too !-H'e never hinrd of .latres;
II" i humble; K- t r-o:
Still he eats and oiinks and claima
Joys which d-ed ones cannot know.
Pante. Shakespeare, Tennyson.
All have pone the rotmnnn way;
Kach while hvin? nobly won
Farce that shall endure for nye;
At tl eir craves men humbly bow.
Praise to them we gladlv cive
Alt. hut do they know ir nr.w?
TVpn wr.nld no pief.r to ltvn
As an Alfred Austin, e'en.
Than to he a Shakespeare dead?
Luckier than a lifeless queen
Is a housewife baking bread.
"I trv to be optimistic, no
"I suppose you would be optimistic
if you lost, your job."
"Yes. I should try to keep remem
bering that there were other jobs to
"And you would no doubt keep right
on being optimistic if you were to lose
"Why not? I care a great deal for
my wife; hut if she w ere taken, from
me I should continue to be hopeful.
Jt is always possible for a man who
has loft his wife to find anoth
confound the luck! Darn it all
Dash: Dash! Dash! That's
always the way. When a fellow h.-;s
to depend on his last match a eusi of
wind is sure to come along and blow
Matter of Might.
"Can I kiss you. Miss Gwendolen?"
the Chicago man asked in trembling
The Boston girl drew back, hastily
surveyed him from head to foot, and
"Seeing that you ere big physically
n d. apparently as strong as an ox,
perhaps you can; but if you intend to
ask me for permission to do so. I must,
candidly inform you. sir. that, after
the use of such language, you may
I Distinct TriLmph.
I "Your Cdughu r lor kf d very beauti
! ful at the opera, last :.iKhf ." aid Mrs.
j Oldcastle. "I heard several people
i say they thought eI-.p was the beFt
dressed person in any of th boxes."
j "Yes." "replied her hostess as she
I hung hpr $2'ViO'i dop coliar over the
, back of a real Chippendale chair.
! "both me and Josish could see that
1 she was the sinecure of all evos."
How She Was.
j "I made a horrible break at the. club
! last night. I asked Ashby how his
I wife was."
"Mercy! Hadn't you heard tha
j they had been divorced?"
"No. It was all news to me."
""What did !: say""
I "M rcr,licit thnr lV.o ,.-ii v.in
; to sit un and sign "the afimonv re'-
Here's to the man who can hold his
When he might by a word or sign
Destroy the chance of a follow man
j Who is trying to do the bst he can
To brace up s.nd get Into line
"Old Kerrnudgeon's heart is as hard
'Tt's worse than that. He has a
regular re-enforced concrete heart."
A sta loea.
Small Fd.if iitpietiei to
new miMin ".Mamma." he
See I tit
01a f.oci make th.it mo-in?
"Yes. deir." wii the reply
"Wb"t did he do with tlie old one?"
queried the youthful ItopiSitor "I'ltJ
be n:t :t up inio ura!r" - Chh.ic
The Daily Story
A Duel Between French Statesmen By Fred L. Young:.
Copyrighted. 1?13. by Associated Literary Bureau
One day during the election for presl-'
dent ol France, whnh resulted 111 the
choice or IVdnutre. tins Frankliu. an
American sojourning iti Paris, was
walking on a road in the environs of
the city when he esplod frotn a rise In
the ground down in an opening In a
wood a party of men who--e actions in
terested him. There were two groups,
each group evidently in attendance
uiHtn a central figure divested of coat
!Qd vest. At one side a man knelt by r
a box in which he was jirraniinir some'
instruments, but the distance was toa
great for the American to see whit
they were. Another was selecting
from a bundle something that looked
Having chosen two of these instru
ment, which Franklin could now see'
were either swords or foils, he ap
proached a third man. and the two cs-'
amined the weapons with the utmost
I care. Then each took one and carried
it to the central figure of the group to
which u belonged. The two thus arm
ed advanced and took positions within
a few feet of each other.
"Well. now. I like this." remarked
i Franklin to himself. "Fm just in time
i to see one of these French duels. By
i the-bye. I wonder if these are not the
statesmen who were reported in last
evening's journals as intending to tight
i over some quarrel concerning; the elec
tion. I wouldn't miss It for a farm."
The two principals began to fence,
going through the antics common with
fencers, while their attendants looked
on with evident interest. Presently
j one of the fighters clapped his left
hand on his sword arm and a red fluid
saturated his white shirt sleeve. The
1 man with the box rushed to bim. tore
away his shirt sleeve and. taking some
thing from liis box that looked like a
"YOC MUST TAKE M1SE FIRST IM
plaster. put it on the arm. bandaged it
and withdrew. Then the fight was re
I luring the second round Franklin,,
happening to glanc e toward a road that '
wound away till it was lost in the (lis- j
tame, saw a mere speck slowly com- 1
in But as it advanced it gained in ;
rapidity and presently assumed the I
shape of a person on ITorsebacU gallop- j
iiig as fast as the animal could go. In 1
another moment tluttering skirts indi- '
cadd that the rider was a woman
"By .love." exclaimed Franklin, "she
is probably the wife or sweetheart of ,
one of those statesmen. She's got wind
ot the titlair and is hurrying to stop it. '
She's coming like a while s'piall."
True enough, the woman, who as she
' drew nearer appeared to be young,
made straight for the opening in which
the men were lighting. When she was 1
yet In If n mile away It occurred to
Franklin that be would like to l,e near j
en'i'.'gli to hear as well as to see what
would pass in the coming scene, so be
ran down the slope before him and
reached the dueling frroimd just as the
woman who, he could now- see was
comely, rode up and threw herself from
her foiiming st-ed within n dozen
yards of the dueliMs Looking through
flashing eyes at one of the duelits. she
"How d::re yon. n younz man. draw
your sword upon one past lifty you.
whose life is worthless, to attack one j
who is dear to the French people"
"Stand Ji:de. inadenioiseHul"" said
the man she had addressed '"This
man had ridiculed me in the eyes of
my consfitnl nts and 1 wiP. have bis
. heart's i,!ooii "
"I will not stand aside." replied tbe
girl, "and if you have Lis heart s blood
yon must take mine first."
The younger iiuin begun to thrust at
his antagonist, end. -a wiring to reach
htm without injuring the girl, who
, was continually trying o get in his
way. Tbe scene wa wildly exciting.
The attendants were 'lancing about
with all that excitability inherent in
the French people, shouting: "Stop the
rgtitl Shame' The victim of this
affair wil! be a woman, and we shan
all be disgraced!" The older man
stood on. the defensive, narrvlng his
: assailant's thrusts as well ai be could.
Se-.eral times when it seemed that the
point of the other's sword was about
' to pier'-e the girl the man for whom
it was intended saved her by tiirniiig ,
it away tro: 1 her with bis own weapon.
Tbe American blo-xi coursing In
Fr.u.l; lin's veins bobed at such an ex
,hinit;ou. Why did not some of those '
darning French attendants stop sic ii
''" ignominious I ray? 'The girl would
j surely be killed. 1 ratiklin was no-
j tieeti by some of those imrtlcipatii.s
j in the .iff air. and it si-emed r him ;
! that from their looks his appearance
v..-: reg.r'leO as att iufrti.-:on. Il
' " .rd u vo.ee bbouULj; from a distune
ffrf Iff ' '
in French. "Get out of the way!" But
so excited was be. so indigtl.uit. that
lie paid no attention to it.
T hen ttu? younger ptuin tpal -made a
thrust nt tbe older one. driving tits
sword thruugh the sleeve ot the girl's
dress and striking his antagonist. The
hitter clapped his hand to his side, and
blood ran d.iwn over his shirt Frank
lin supposed that surely this would
end the mutter, but he was disappoint
ed. The younger mini thrust more
wildly than be tore.
This was too much tor FranUMn.
Looking about for some weapon, ne
spied a bundle of swords lying on the
ground. Taking up one. be ran to the
combatants and. putting his blade be
tween them, called on them to desist
Both stopped and looked at bim with
a curious expression, as much as u
say. "What business is this of yours
anyway:' The girl. too. who might
have been expected to look grateful,
showed only surprise. None of then,
three seemed to know what to do.
Then one of them, the younger duelist,
looked past Franklin and evidently saw
something that divided bim. At tho
same time the American beard a voice
from behind him say:
"Stop the light. Co right on."
What this contradiction meant he
did not know, and he was too excited
to consider. The duelists wiped ineir
swords, and the girl, seeming to gath
er her wits after the unexpected in
terruption, said to Franklin, who un
derstood the French language tolera
"Thanks, monsieur, for your kind In
tervention. You have doubtless saved
my father's life. I shall lie happy to
receive you nt our apartments. No.
P.:ie St. II.. w here I hope to te able to
show my gratitude to better advantage
Franklin Ixnved. threw down his
sword and. feeling that to remain long
er would lie indeed intrusion, took his
departure, not looking behind him.
That afternoon, when the evening
journals were issued, he looked to sen,
if they had got wind of the duel, but
more especially to learn the names of
the statesmen who had fought. The
affair bad evidently escaped the re
porters. Burning with curiosity to know
whether or not he had saved the life of
the president of France. Franklinbenty
bis steps to th6 address that had been'
given him by the girl be bad cham
pioned. The place was an apartment
house. Since the young man had not
learned tbe lady's name and there
were a large number of apnrtments In
the building he was at a loss how to
find her. He described her to the con
cierge, but the man said there were a
number of women living In the house
and the description fitted several of
them. Franklin went away disap
pointed. One evening nfier his return to Amer
ica Frankliu while passing along a
crowded street saw a billboard In largo
letters, "Duel Between French States
men." The sign was near n moving picture
show, and Franklin went In. When
the duel scene was given Franklin no
ticed that the ground looked familiar.
Then tbe two groups that he had seen
while in France came on tho ground,
and In the principals he recognized the
statesmen be had seen there. They
fought. One was wounded, and. clai
piug his band to bis arm. blood fol
lowed. Franklin, watching carefully,
could see that be squeezed a sponge 011
his shirt sleeve filled wiih a red fluid
to represent blood.
Presently In the picture a speck ap
peared in the distance. It grow larger,
and the girl he had seen near Paris
dashed up anil threw herself from tier
horse. 'The exciting scene that had
moved bim followed It Was so In
tense that It moved him again with
something of the force as before.
Suddenly lie started There tie was
himself taking up a sword. He ran to
the combatants and stood between
them. They stopped lighting, but for a
few moments it seemed to Franklin
it hat they ilid not act Ibelr parts as
they should have acted ttiein. But
presently tbe play, as it should have
been, was resumed. The lady seemed
tj be speaking to lum. lie tiowed. and
then c.-ime that suihle:i ohllvtpu wlib ii
follows the etui of 11 moving picture
Franklin's theory In the matter was
this; Moving pit-lure men in Paris
when it.w.is repotted that two states
men would light a duel over the pres
idential election, wllh an enterprise
worthy of America, concluded to have
a picture of the tight readv for the pule
lie while It was frc-h Since the duel
Hart been interrupted tlie owners found
the films more available in a foreign
When l-'rntikli'i went to sleep that
night, thinking of what he had seen,
he remarked to hirnM-:' :
"Well. Fin glad to have been before
the public once in my life, even If only
In 11 moving picture .how I've tti-en
1 mixed up iu one big initig during my
life If it was only a moving picture
! show, and the t-o-.v I mail- was 11 tit
closing for the perf orina ii'-."
March 14 in American
1 Sf "."i Admiral Farrugut attempted to
run past the Confederate batteries
' nt Port Hudson. La. with a i . .1
era! squadron: I -'arragut's tlug-hip,
Hartford, and one minor consort
got through, but tl.e other ve- eU
were repuKed The Federal slilp
M isi.,;p i grounded under tire an)
was destiove.l ty hr c'ni.mauder
ISO'-John T l ot ". -t,elt ktmwii Cjoat
ricnl .manager ;n. l owi.ei of thf:
opera bruise where President Lm
ciln was as::-imited by .lohn
Wilkes Booth. d;ed: born ls'j'.i
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