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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY. "APRIL 12, 1913.
Published flatly at HS4 Beeona are- iarresge will he fo-md improved for pro- i
nue. Rock Ikland. 111. (Entered at the , duct ion by these great rains that have
poatofflc mJt cond'Clais matter.) ! destroyed life and property in great,
l.U.a MeW . the A-t!numbPr.8nd ount and at many
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Ten eer.ts per week, by cir
Mer, In toek Island.
Complaints of delivery service should !
be made to the circulation dTrtment. i - , . , , .
grief of great lo-ges mar prhap? raise
which should olio he notified In every l . A , j .
trie bead bowed ;n miner sorrows and r
instance, where It 1 desired to hare',,,,.. .. . ,
I look upon the cioud,--- sky and the:
r econunuea. carriers obt no
authority la the premises.
All eeminunlcetlona of a rrumentAtlve
character, political or rt-lleioue. rM:
have teal name stteri-ed for publica
tion. No surh articles will be printed
-rr fictitious stiiturea.
Telephones In all departments: Cen
tral Union. West 145. 1140 and 1145;
Union Eieetrlo, SI 45.
? -T i wi W r 1
Saturday, April 12. 1913.
No lorfcfT will corporations
senators on the grouij they
"Bought and Paid For."
V is said inma'es of V:nclish prisons
grow fat. Now we know viiy suffra- i
ge'i refuae to eat prison fare. j
Mmiteneuro v jth a bir ravl display.
That's l:ke taking ctiti-ly from a b'.bv.
The 1'nderwood bill reduces 'be duty
"n razors from 7f to r. pe- rit Thi
may make them more popular for so
I is sad to thii'k of 4.'i4 rrr?n
drowned in 'be flood, of Oii'o. but
'h numbr Is so small compared with
the numbers believed to have been
browned when tiie wn'er was a' i's
height tha' Ui" ticures wf mi a meas
ure condoling In Pa;, tou al n- one
of t lie higbes' authori' les in i:-.e sta!-
raid that if the dea'h were so low
as ly'oo it would be a t,oiKcW. a. id
if it went so b.gii as In ru n he snould
not be surprised. Tl.e number is now
believed to have been l.'.n. The prop
erty losses are shrinking in about the
KKNWTOK MANNY'S It KSOl.lT IOX.
Senator Walter I. M.::iny of Mt.
Sterling hits ln'roduced n resolution
In the Illinois house providing for a
Joint seEaion April 23 for the purpose
of fittingly observing the cen'ennial
of Stephen A. IViuglBs.
Wl'h the cue exception of Abralnm
Lincoln. Stephen A. Iou';.ir "as II'.:
.ids' grectest man in hi.;ory. That
his memory shou.d be honored, and his
cen'ennial fittingly obsnrxed. none
conversant witli his'ory n.-.d wi'h Hip
rr.agnt'ude of th- "l.i'i1 ti nr.t" as a
.ta'eftpan will deny.
Th' r'!'lut -on t '.loulri he ad: pV 1 i'y
both houses and a me-.noi ::br- observ
ance of the cen'ennial par'icl.iated
by 'he en lv- assembly.
Tbf se who boner the m".norv '
Houslas I'.rte.r tin insei es ami i:oi;: r
the s'a'e of I ln.ois
TI1F. UI; AMI Til II IMMS1T,
Kur'j'sliing S're h rem in let '.hat the
i!v Pas pissed In this v ' w a u
subject had no tights wb.ich a i.lr.g
mint rec,ec' 1' oo-h. io .ue.li
ported from ie-rlin
Helmuth S.-.'.ist. v.oii..' oio- of th
r nitiror'i faro.x :!- r ' ' ' '''
veaiB vet to rtri. v.a ord-ied to in-
it' 1 .. i ,1 .i ,., . ' '
ever, and the kaiser bad K- I a;
Jii'l, OHO to (tC lid f il.l.l ' '
silver has t ' i : ' ; 1 1 it r. . :'
lire;- rerrt' ii 1. 1 II '.''
'or pn sun. r.g o .' '.i., t ha' ' ::.d
l o rlgiii to do
I.hw when restrain i ii.nie ;f
nn eu'-lieror is law mat is ceita n lo
inspire the respe of ! !.: pc-or's
' O'lti' r.' men. so ib' wt-. ; l 1 1 n'
ejl'tv a Ii act f i:'lil? "i ' !'!,:! :
par', as a mtitr if 'a I w .'! r e n
' r rgth u h'tii.
IKK GIltlH All II IM'ilMK TAX
It 1 1 I.
1 he r. w itn'iiine :,ix n.ll il;a' wi'l bc
i i'lie a part o th leveric i.).- iii of
the country Is a measure thi will com
mend itself to all progtesMV e m:uds
The sunsiHtne of it whs published ia
The Argus r'iith. He retoiore. the
ii'ass of tie poodle niH.illv '';oe pl.ld
the taxeg liecestary U iu.: gocuti
me-nt by liiau of the prcec'ive ;
tem. under which ihe ;uir nia :s
taxed on the nec bsit:e8 of life n e(i d
f T blniHeli and family. Kvery tune
that he buys a van! of cle:h in a poioci
if coffee he is taxed to n ; t il.e io
enue of Uie natioral governmciif. As
h', actual necessities are bii' iif'e tf
any s-maller than those of the lnili ou
aire, of course he pays under this ss
te.m as much as tic mil'.; ai-c pay
to support the government. This i
all wrong, owraaeously wrong
Fnder the direct income tax system
$100,000,rA) wlil be raised by a gradu
ated tax hlch will be nnde on in
omes amount'r.g to o-cr ;.'" a y- ar.
This is right. Er.glax.d. France, r.ear
'.v, if not all, 'he lounui-s o. K. tope
have this income 'ax and it should
have prevailed in this country years
ago. fcvery attempt heretofore to en
act it tu been thwarted on account
of the influence of selfish beneficiaries.
COMPENSATIONS OF NATl llR.
The farmer, of Nor'h Dakota are
feeding their spring wheat. They lav'
hurt no desolating floods to keep them
hiick. and so thus early they are at the ;
f.rrt work of seeding. Fortunately for
'- prospects of crops In Ohio and In-
r"-a. the great wate-s cam" over
I...TC rates ahead cf seed t:rr.e, so
that no -work of that kind has to be ,
done over. Possibly a' considerable
i points. .Nature must De uepenaea upon
; to readjust conditions that we may re- i
over from her cruel strokes. The mis
r'es of the flood have hen around and
oer us during many days. During
weeks to come there will be resultant
suffering anrf r?irnrr,fnrt htit thne hn
. , . , .
j -,..., ,, ...i.v. ,.w -
akin to pea e of mind. S.- savs the
editor of th Rockfbrd Star: j
"Th-e floods of sunsh'ne serve as I
a most era'";) solace. Nature
in-en. turiitntf to its th" smiting
j after the j ro'ra- ted frown. In parks
: and on lawns there 1s a richness of
early green ne pr surpassed in all our
years of obseration
The robins are ;
lareer nnd f-rer r r.t r,r tVioii- !
hreas'.s is lnehrr thin in some other
springtimes. 7h red eims are acaln
leadire the van of the army of trees In
tb- bedding Where tlie er"at fiords
have not reached, the siting give
pron If-e o' early Ix-auty in bud. Mos-'
s'm and le' Tjjc soneUirds are tV;t
trina 'hir notes to us in gladneas of
H.V ClMI'Uti.N RKlg EARLV.
Ul a fVrr' Vrnf- spring will be here
with warm dayB atid nigh's, and just
as toon as the temperature drops be-
low the degrees that make overcoats
Peor th a :'krtg for statis
t'sict .),Ht '!- fv is resDOnsihle
for someMiing l.k two and a half
in 'lior of fli' s in one summer. An
ctl;;r h; Pg;ir-1 tba through the dis
eas"' piirad bv fi;os enough lives are
shr-r'ei.e ; f, .-A V( rk alone every
:;. r t--. hr:'!.- t'.'-il numbpr of
':rB nhich th i;-"':i:s should have
l'veil up to 1 7".d'i'i.lliifl.
-Nobo'lv ca'i disprove these figures
e in a' tempt even
1 lti-?vT. the fact
rei!:n!;, h;;t w;'h fever flies there
wiiild be consid.THbly i,.ss illness
Ktnl no- so nii' iy deaths. A fly can
not b ot-troiied. One minute it
mihv b feasting on filth and cover its
oii 'v Po-iy w i'h w cry p-iow n disease
, ::cnu : iul a fe-v i inu'es '.at- r it may
, be getting a chiitige of aif. dv ex
ohvu'rg 'be d-iej tniik on the niprtle
, of Hi" baby's n-itsi- g b 'tie for an as-
1 sortmetit of ba'iili picked up jus' be
fore it came iimo 'tie room AH foods
exptsed are sonpht by the fly and in
, its wake it leaves a trail of every
1 known disease germ.
For the good of the public heal'h
i in general and the persona! welfare
in j.rt ienlar. every ii.an. womati iind
; child should icsope to join in 'he
! exiertmna'tcn f the fes. No only
are ail 'b'- fl;es that en;er tbe house
to be sw.-.'ied ki'W in 'raps,
with poisciiK and flv jiaoers. but every
person sboul-l cii'ke i his du'y to see
that there ate no bri rd Mi. places for
fi'os on i r ,"'c;i:! his premises. Hv
"pt .in tion far more is
''an by -hi'cir,e the pest
" ;i i marvri'v.
1 t'lber'-'!!' t.vphoid,
f e . :y c'-i U9!l"i;s
.' fe : Ihe flies fie
i be in' re remote the
, - ;t
l s uiseas" . ,
possi'o l!"y of b(
ffs flies that are
i -' at ! t. ;i. v, in
pit Ir'-.-c'ed by tj,o
bound to be ha'ch-ie::'i'r-'
in spi'e of
;es rtl'c ci"bs, tip
ai.i! c- ,pr cvz.i iK?at:ons
-tei-'-vje campaign for the
' i r ' I'
i 1 Ti i 1 1 c t .1 s i s e I
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v- t - ,
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CliKDH'S DEFEAT TO
te C -.v "i w
Mrs. Helen N. Bates.
There can be no question as to the
power arrayed against us. a power
that works ir. the dark and springs up j
suddenly to defeat, anyth'ng that I
i threatens its downfall." recently de- j
;rlarei Mrs. Helen N. Bates, president!
, f the Maine iVninar Suffrage- assocla-'
tion. A resolution before the Maine
leetslature proid.n for the submis
sion to the people of a constitutional
i amendment providing for equal suf
jraee had j .jt. been defeated by a nar-
We are not discouraged.' contin
ued Mrs Bates, "but w;'I fight with
new zea1. determined to win in 1915."
KILLS WOMAN AND HIMSELF
Ottawa Salesman Slays Wi'e'i Aunt
and Erds Own Life.
Ottawa. I'.!.. Apr'i 12. Theodore'
Thorkildson. a c'othirg store clerk, fa-1
ta!!y wc-inded h's wife's aunt. Mrs.'
Mary A Ntlsoz, zzi ttea red a bul-i
The Genial Cynic
BY CHARLES GRANT MILLER.
The man who lives hl6 life cheerfully, without complaint, rises steadily
In the scale of happiness and strength, while the grumbler slips a notch
i i ; 1
downward each day.
Some worry bo much over the everyday trifles that
when a really big trouble comes along they have not
enough reserve force left to meet It.
Most of ns are too much given to worry. And most
of our worries are without real reason. Nine-tenths of
the things we worry about are either over and done with
or In the future and never come.
Life Is short; so let's make It as cheerful as possible.
Trouble Is bad enough without being exaggerated,
without carrying the worries and ill-feelings of one day
over to the next, without permitting them to be a con-
stant wear and tear on the temper and
Remember the happy hours and the
the failures es the gold-seeker clings
fi.esMes Weekly.) i
Hope springs eternal in the Ameri-j
ican breast. H sends a man from his ;
ir.ative land across to foreign shores.
It inspires the son of the humblest la
1 borer with an ambition to rise above
his surroundings and w in a place and
fortune. Hope stimulates the pioneer i sas City, Milw aukee, asnvine, .v.em
to piKh his tent upon the prairie in j phis, Portland, Tacoma, Spokane, and
the unshaken belief that he can make 'bo on to the end of a list too long to
the desert blossom as the rose. Hope j print in full.
induces the man with money to risk j It was hope that rebuilt San Fran
it in opening new m'nfrg dist.r'cts, new Icisco after fire and earthquake sought
oil fields, building new railroads and jto wipe it off the map forever. It was
establishing new industries. ihope that baiie Sea'tle rise resplendent
Without hope, investment would he ; from its ashes. It was hope that gave
dead and prosperity would be perpetu- 1 T.os Angeles a new and glorious birth
ally hanging out the red fiaa of the! after i's bitter experience a quarter of
auction mart. Hope gives courage to 1 a century ago. It was hone that quick
th lover, s-treneth to the worker, pa-' !y restored Galveston after !t had been
tience u the parent, ambition to the sorely swept by the waters of the g'llf,
child, stimulus to the student. insp'Ta- and hope is aircadv q;iickcn:-ig Omaha
tion to the investor, and determination and all the tornado-stricken west and
jto the speculator. 'south with the spirit that turns adver-
Take away hope, and enthusiasm
dies. Without hope, the light of im- I- is l oped that will strengthen the
mortality fades away forever. Prog- growth of all the established centers
ress halts, joy takes silent wing and of our teeming population. It w ill add
liff pa-Fes in'o the deep shadow of, to the splendid lisct cf flourishing ci'
overwhelmir.g fear. lies many others whose names we can-
rjkssKi be the American spirit of not rec?ll and whos beginnings were
hope: l.et us dream of it at .vght and as humble as those of the obscure set
cling to it by day. Hope founded thejtlement perched upon the hillside
American republic. Against over now- above the Northern I'ac'fic's iron path
ering odds it fought on till if won the I way, across the plains.,
war of the revolution. Hope made a I Hope on, hope ever!
THE DANCE HALL AND VICE
c-'rvasro Tribune.) .
No investigation of the white slave
traffic and the proi.c-rii ! vice cm af-
ford to ne.-'.cct the sii'jr i of danc" j
hails, unlets it wishes to discredit it
self by confessing lack of thoroughness
or insincerity, or worse.
IVuibtless the senatorial viie com
mission realizes this and w'll trike up
tl.'s phase of the diffici It subject
pitmptly and courageously. j is faced, there an l- no di ,ibt as to
: ari e uailj art irtuai.y a so: ia! ne-1 th conclusions t- v. ii! force,
c ssity. I The dance hall should &tay. But it
As many of them are run they are ! should Hot be pe-'eii'id to be an ad
trap for 'he young and n a wary and ji net of the saloon, or a i -rttit in-t
recruiting places for the w!iite slaver. ground for til" broiije!. The rr-puiable
Ibis is a situation whi h the vice ldau- ha';!, ,r.-o:'!-(i to !: 'Iv ntacy
cenmi'ssiun should attack with vigor. .
It ;s tolerated. Ve'. it is intolerable. ,
Ir. Cbiiai'O there are ni'v 1;.ensed!
da i' bails. Of tb'- ntimoer ll'". more:
tl.-.iu b.sif. com mue icate directly ;th
SMleiuis. anil. 1i tides l''s '. Si altered
througikjiut the city &.e U'liii e'lsed j
halls opening out of saloons.
' T'ne records of the juvenile "otirt and
'he experience of youth saving is so-
riat:ot.s, not sidy ti.e J'iven ' frott-c-
' let, into his heart, dying instantly. His
' vici m died an hour afior the was
Ti'.oi Xi'.ii-ou s'g'ied his posi'Uir.
l.e piidrtle of .!.i'ii:ai' an'l was rlan
:ii'.g to visit his native land. Norway.
He a id his wife lived with Mrs. Nel-
i son. who was blind.
The la'rer had n de a will which
gave all her prop-r'y to Mrs. Tiior-kMdi-cu.
and iie thri-aieued i" kill Mrs
Nelson and then shout himself.
1 horkildson was over town in the
morning, and returned home intoxica-
1 1 d at noon,
i room, w i, ;ch
w r io u' a w
slier w hi( h t
He went to Mrs. Neison'a
was next to his own, and
led f warning fired 'he
siii'ed In her death.
His wife, hearing the shots, ran
, screaming from the house. The po-
I'cb were summoned. When they ar
I rived, Mrs. Neib,n was unconscious,
I but still brea'h ng. A few feet from
lier Thorkildson lay deal.
Mrs. Nelson was about 75 years old
and had lived 2" years :n the home
here she was killed. She had no cnil
dren and Mrs. Thorkildson was her
only near rela'ive. Thorkiideon was
about -tlj years otd.
LEADERS OF MEN.
It la by Succeaa That They Attain
Prestige and Power.
As limn as a certain number of living
beings are gathered together, whether
they be animate or tuea. they place
themselves instinctively nnder the au-
thorlty of a chief.
A enthusiasm becomes inflemed It
happens most often that the then lead-
er Is be who started a one of the led.
He has himself been hypnotized by
the Ides whose apostle he has since jsnd set of plays (quite, deiightfuli by
become. It fcas taken possession of a Mr Shakespeare. If these gentle
him to such a degree that everything j men should write and publish r.ny
outside it ranishes. and every contrary thing more be sure and send me their
opinion appears to nim an error or a new works." Denver Republican.
uperstition. In time by affirmation, i ..
repetition and contagion great power I Ecson Herbert Myrick, president
ts given to bis Ideas, and he acquires
that mysterious force known as pres
tige. Every successful man. every
Idea that forces Itself into recognition,
ceases ipso facto to be called in ques
tion. The proof that success la or.e of the
rtfitciijal steppiLj; stoats to prestige im
successes, forget the sad ones and
to the nuggets and casts away the
powerful nation of a few struggling,
bankrupt colonies. Hope built our
great cities, scattered all over the
country New York, Chicago, Philadel
phia, Baltimore, St Louis, Pittsburgh,
Boston, Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit,
Cincinnati, New Orleans. Omaha, Kan-
sity into triumph.
tive as-sociation. show how many young
girls suffer ruin be ause they have
b en induced to taK liqvs.r tit dances,
The lighting of a match over an open
powuer narrei n no more 'ria.n ot lid
result t.han the unregulated use of li
quor in connection w ith these places of
enterta'nmen'. The proof of this is
readily available. The commission has
isk f-.r it. And .clo
bor.a ri'lo socii't'es of tin- ci'.y. :-1 " 1
be marked off sharply from the unregu
lated and oil'n (.isieu.oaole i!ar,e
halls. It should n ioniser throw- its.
tui-i'.tlc of respet ta'-,;'ii; j ov r th st- dan
, n us, bhamc-orec-di'iE i--orts.
The regulation tance halls and
the careful rt strict ion of liar p'-rnriis
! are two of the most urgent needs of
Cities. No !reisnre for to- protect iu
i of ouih are more important.
tllat the disappeartin: e of one is al
most always followed by the disaf
pearaijce of the oilier. The hero whon
the crowd acclaimed ycsieid'.y is in
sulti-d tod!;; sloiild be be iii't'tin ken
by failure, 'i he reaction in leed wil,
be the stropger in proportion as the
prestige has been great. Le Bon iu
"The Crowd "
No Inventions Bsrbcrism.
What would tue world be today with
j The most vivid imagination could not
picture the state of trade, industry and
society If no ingenuity in the various i
lipids of human endeavor had been el-
j ereised during the ages. j
The world today would le stagnant i
I lo all things In which it is active and j
I progressive if genius, enjoying full
j play and granted adequate rewards. ;
had not provided thousands of aids to
i every phase of human activity. Schol
! ars and philosophers talk of the dark
I ages, when man was but little remov
j ed from a dumb animal. Tet tiiose
ages would have been prolonged had
j not Inventive genius in countless ways,
i generation after generation, added to
the. enlightenment of humanity and to
IU comfort and well beiDg. Judge.
A Regular Bookworm.
The story is told of a certain multi
millionaire whose early education had
been somewhat neglected who. finding
himself rich, built a fine mansion and
J asked a friend to procure for him a
; library of books. The friend obeyed
1 nnd received a letter of thanks thus
i wotded: "I am much obliged to you
! for selecting the books for me. I nar-
jtlcijlarly admire a grand religious
poem about Paradise bv a Mr. Milton
;Ot the Orange Judd company of Spring-
Celd, and James M. Cunningham, a
circulation manager, were placed on
trial In the federal court, charged with
conspiracy to violate the postal lavs
by making false statements regardi-g
cf a wee
TO DEAR IT
O mnid-n, may I fMII hope on
And maj- I stilt be Kind?
Ah, tell me no: the love Is gone
That once yen: s iid you had!
0 maiden, turn not away
Have pity. nv.'Ori lair.
Since canrtor fr-s rr." to say
My pa's a millionaire!
The sorrows nf t'le rtch, you know.
Are brnad and deep and high.
For Carngie has tM men so.
And Anrly wouldn't lie'.
Ah. maiden, you iiave poverty
And, therefore, you aro biest.
But maiden, do n t turn from ins
And rob my soul of rest!
1 pity you. O Iu. ki- fs hoy!
Year pa's a mMHnr.alre.
And so ther ran be little joy
In life for you to si.;;.-'-
I pity you! I pity you:
So ttke nie lo your hesrt
And let me bravely hlp you to
Play out your bitter parti
How to Live a Century.
Don't try to show people how gri'-'e-ffclly
you cn jump on or off moving
Don't try to Tve three-quarters of a
second by running in front of a trolley
Don't go downstairs In the dark to
Don't stay to find out whether the
other fool's gun is really loaded or
Don't try to fpp how near you can
skate to the edge of the ice before it
Pon't slap a lrae pi rson on the.
Ehoulder and yc II, "Hello, Hill," until
you are sure it isn't a case of mis
taken identity. His vaccination may
Pon t t-y to show- that you are u:-"d
to ci;y ways by Raping out of ihe ele
vator before it stops.
Don't tell all tiie funny things your
Don't take everything people recom
mend o yi : o r th" grin.
Pon't try to :! moral n. .. iou on
Don't read original poetry evi ry
time you are invited out to dinner.
Don't experiment with the things
that are concocted to prolong life.
WO ROC FOR HIM.
"Here, said the
city editor, "you
say this man
V' ah d ihehcn hr.'
That's; a lco 't
n e y o ! ph ra se.
Pont you thii.k
you could find
b; tier words in
which to exprcrs
! the glory of his aehi 'Vtnint ?"
j "No." replied the old reporter, "I'm
I afraid not. You see, lie- started in life
j aS a fish peddler.
Very Sad Cese.
Yis, poor chap." .-U''i Miehrel, "ho
had a hara toin:e av it He onit io
be glad he's dead. He r.ivtr had nor.e
av the blessings av the rich . The
only toime he '.ver rode in a carriage
In his loife was phwin he wir.t to hie
Knew All About It.
"Ha he the courage of his convic
! "Yes." replied the one who had he
! against him on what be supposed was
a sure 'ring, arc wna' t more, ue r?n
the courage of my conviction in his
pocket right now."
O. little com"!, tun, 11
From out their firemen's;
This mcrnirie. with a sense cf pain,
I saw ' The Story of Mary Maclean
Marked down to twenty cents.
said Mr. Young
taik in four difT..
"My wif -."
replied the crusty
'tot all t-t cr.e.e!"
I.sdy ion in:!.-t a.; tnamm!. suitor
But your mother ha gone on no,
travels. Iidy Yes. but she'n left an
snswer in the aflirn.atl' e in the gr;.i:i
ophone Sleggetidorfer Blatter.
pri- e if !tli.-fy. I.
ce s p, t (. .'r t-u
t of H r,-j o.iiL-.- j; u4
I THE ONLY
The Daily Story
REVENGE OR GRATITUDE BY F. A. MITCHEL.
Copyrighted. 1913, xy Associated Literary Bureau
The tvranny of the kinss of Km nee, I
sui'tiortetl as they were by the nobles,
culminated during the reisn of Louis
XV. Under his and previous reigns
the people endured oppression. Under
his stn-cessor thev turned like hunted
animals aud swept nway both the mon- j
arcby and the nobility. In the early
j part of the reign of I.ouls XVI. the lat- j
i ter were still disposed to treat the peo- :
I pie as beasts created to administer to ;
j the comfort and the pleasure of the ;
; aristocratic class. In the latter part of '
I the same reijrn centuries of cruelty i
While the storm was gathering and
the nobles, accustomed as they had
long been to the obedience of the com
mon people, could not think of them
with fear, a hunting party sallied
forth from the chateau of the Marquis
de Chantallaine and proceeded to
shoot birds, not in the marquis' pre
serves, but iu the surroundinij country.
It was the season for game, which was
in'plenty. One of the hunters, meet
ing a boy some sixteen or seventeen
years old, accosted him:
"Here, boy! Carry this gun and bag
"And why should I do that?" asked
"Why should you do that? Well,
upon my word! What do you mean
by asking such a question?"
I mean that 1 see no more reason
whv I should carry your load than that
you should carry mine." !
The man held a whip in his hand to
be used on the dogs and. regarding the ;
youngster as no better than a dog. tin- j
i dertook to enforce obedience, cutting j
i hi:n across the face with the lash. Rut !
I tiie spirit of rebellion against such tyr- !
; anny had found a lodgment in the lat- ,
. ter's breast, and with his fist he sent !
his would lie master sprawling on the j
! ground. The huntsman, rising, delib- i
i erately took aim at the boy and shot j
: him. i
, Only one other of the hunting party
; remain? 1 behind. Seeing the boy fall.
: !n went to him and. stanching his
i wound, reproached the other
"Why did you do that, Beaufort?" he
"Ilecause the young dog was first im- ;
I pudent to me and then struck me. j
Home let us go on and join the party." !
Hut the other did not go on. He re- 1
mimed with the boy. who was badly j
wo.indej. and when he was satisfied j
that 11 was the only thing to do car- ;
riod l.i'n to his father's "ottage nnd j
gent for a doctor. The latter, nfter ex-
amiulng the wound, said the boy j
would probably die. but this he could
not tell. j
"Here Is money for your services."
said the rescuer. "Aitend him till he j
is well or succ umbs and report to me. j
fount Marivard. nt the Hotel de Ville, ;
in Paris. When this Is exhausted I j
will semi you more."
The count left, followed by the hies1- i
i:'.2s of the boys' pirents. while '.he boy ,
him.-eU' looked ::fer him as bo pass.-d I
out with an expression of gratitude to .
v. hioh words could have added noth !
i:;g IP' lingered between life and '
d.i'Ih for awhile, then be-j-an to mend !
s!e;civ. As:.in ami a'.'.'iiii Irs doctor I
icportel his fundi i i. , r i In Count M iri- I
v.ird in the city, and every time the!
messenger returned with a gift of mon- 1
ey. At bisf I he boy recovered and
.'."i i'nis to (haul; bis benefactor. '
'! I'ei. '.i him an oll'ner uioler tiie gov- j
tine. 'i t and an iiitlueii'i.'il iioiu. ,
Ti n yours move passed 1 ef .re the '
grejit slim k came which was destined
to rid !' ranee of her oppressors. When !
the sir. nn broke it swept over the in- J
nocetit and the guilty. Kven women 1
: ii children were not exeini t. The :
i';een as well as the kiti' was for. ed i
to mount, th.- guillotine, whlla the dan- !
eliiii (he heir to the throne-a boy of j
seven, w as secretly disposed of In pris- I
on. Not only noblemen b it their wives
ul tl,"ir grown children, v, ,.;t ibwii
l.-fore the tempest of wr;;!h excited In
a people by years of extortion and op- ;
Among the younger leaders of the '
revolution, now grown to manlnxid.
v. as Victor Ouerard. the victim of tiie
Mar'iui.H of Heauforl 's tyr." tiny.
entered upon the work of regenerating
I-'raiKC with the memory of his treat
ment burning within hiiu. F.a' h jenr
since he had been shot hnd added to
l lie wound in his mind, though that in
bis body had long airo healed And
v hen the people ,of bis ueit-hborhood
c-Jiigresated in groups to talk over the
movement that was going on in the
capital he was miring them, showing
tlii-m the scar left, by the bullet of the
li-istocrat and inciting them to join in
Ihrowinir oiT the yo!:e of tiie hated i.ris
toirats. When at last the fir-t fcust of the
fitorm of revolution appeared In the
courtyard of the palace of Versailles
youtitr Ouerard was there with a
se.vtl eiii bis hands, a fire in bis eye de
noting that he was ready to cut down
together the weed., the grass and the
j flower. When the mob broke Into the
room of Queen Marie. Antoinette he
was there. When the kit-; was taken
by the tc.o'i to Pari-. Otierard walked
v. .ih others by his candaue. still car
rying his scythe When the king
showed himself on the haioony of the
palace of the Tuiierie:-. docked with
:.l.e cockade of the rev '.! i:i iou. the man
I received th
i rrip across t:i-i chok itid had re
ci ived his bullet in his body was one
of the yelling crowd that derisively
greeted the soveu-iiM.
I'i.-ii aine ivii.;! i,i.s passed into hls
' t ry as the reign of terr..r. 'iho-e of
' tiie s' railed midii e reai'y the t.,;st i
. clts. who had g ;i l.-il the revolution
with a view to esta bli.-t.i.ig a reform
in the government, n.t.t the control, 1
.rid the llame they bed heie'd to kin
' die hurtied them. The ;irot..-ii.ts. i;t- i
i resenting tl.e con-ervative. ieteiitctual ;
. eiement. perished on the guillotin; j
j einidng the tus of liu-rty mey v.-ou.d '
' L;.v- L'iven l"r;:m e instcatl of tee N.i- !
te. .;,.;. despot: :,j ti;.it f.iiiov.eii ::..- i
. rf.viutii:. Alter the Oii'widisU-ur i
rather, at the time they were su-rl-
need so called Judges sat in impro
vised courtrooms for the purpose of
eradicating the nobility that they
might never apuia crush the people
under their feet.
Victor Guerard was one of these
jUlli.,s. nL -sUl uol then so much to
regenerate France ns for revenge. He
had had already enough to satisfy an
ordinary person, but not for one who
bad felt the lash of an aristocrat
across his cheek and the same tyrant's
bullet crushing through his vitals.
One name, one face, he remembered
the name aud face of the man who
had shot him. He had hoped to meet
this man. but thus far bad not dona
so and feared that he had escaped
with other nobles to Holland. He had
in the beginning of the reign of blood
handed in to the committee of safety
the name of the Marquis of Beaufort
as an enemy to France, which meant
that he belonged to that class which
must be eradicated and should be
hunted down if possible for treatment
by the guillotine.
One day while Judge Onerard was
sluing on the bench a chnir before a
rude table dispensing with those ac
cused of being enemies of France a
man was led up before him on seeing
whom he started. The prisoner was
the man he was looking for, the Mar
quis of Beaufort A gleam of triumph.
cf hat6i cf Tengeance. shone In Gue-
rnrd's eve. lie could scarcely contain
"Aha. Citizen Renufort! I am happy
to meet you again, but I doubt If you
"I do not," said the marquis.
"Do you recollect meeting a conntry
boy some ten or a dozen years ago
and ordering him to carry your gun,
and game bas?"
"And the cut yon gave hlra with your
"Yes: I remember."
"And the bullet yon put In his side?"
"I ii tu very sorry for that I should,
not have Ione it. I was angry."
"Ah! You are sorry for It? Do yon
think, you nobles, being sorry for
the centuries you have Slicked the
blood from the French people) will sava
you now that we have you In our
The marquis made ro reply to this.
"I regret that you have but one bend
for the gu'liottne. I wou'd yon had a
thousand heads that I might strike o;T
one every day. I should rejoice to
think that you were every dy to ba
tortured by the remembrance that an
other head must fall before nlshr,
Guards, take him awv.v leaf. I soil my
own hands vvitii hiei'"
"One moment. Citizen .Iiidce!" cried
"When yefirs ago I left yon bleedim?
on the road one of the hunting ptir'v
s'.'Mi'-l'i-d your wimml. then too!; you up
and carried yen to your home nn 1
enlled a surgeon, under whose caro
vou recovered "
''That noble man saved my life.
Were be doomed to the irnillo'lne nod
1 erc'll .' In bis pil e I Would lb) so,
for I am not my own. but his."
"Since the beidnniiig of the revolu
tion." continued the marquis. "I have
seen this man and talked with him.
lie told me that there was one revolu
tionary leader in Par's whom be had
befriended He gave me this In ersi
I should be In trouble and should meet
you, M. le Judge "
Thrusting his hnnd into his pocket,
he drew forth a scrap of paper, which
he handed to flierard. The latter
opened it and read :
Citizen Cueraid. I nslc t'vit vou will be
friend the Marq'o.s of IVaurort.
The struggle that appeared In Oue
rnrd's face n struggle between re
venire and gratitude-Is rot to be de
scribed in words II- sat v. ith the pi
per iu his hau l regarding the man ho
had just condemned to death. At one
time a fierce light in his eye and a
rush of blood to his face indicated that
revenue had cou'iiiere l. Thou it seem
ed a tf he felt the soft touch of an
nn: i'l': wing, and the expression
chunked to one of childlike gentleness.
While the struggle was going on every
face was turned upon the judge, seek
ing to understand what this singular
interruption meant. At last be said:
"Clear the room. I wi.-h to be alone
with this man "
When all had gone duerard said;
"Where is the Count Marivard?"
"In Kligln 'id '
There vvus n silence for some nnv
rrienis. when the jud.'e spoke again:
"My iiitete.-st In the revolution is
gone. I had hoped to see you perish
ami that I might have an opportunity
to give my benefactor his life. Both
these ui-hc ore d"iiied ine. ' By this
bit of paper" crumbling It spasmod
ically in his b;.nd-"you i-o five. I
uhall send you back to prison, 'ellini;
those who have witnessed the scene
Just past that you have important In
formation to tive co;i.irnln: certain
Isoldes ir; hi'ling Tonight yon win be
taken out ostensibly lor a se i .i exe
cution You v, ill be driven to tue bor
der, where Joil will be S'lfe."
He paused a moment with bowed
fc' .1. then i rie d:
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