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Saturday, August 2, 1913.
Mrs. Pankburst is the worst foe
. cuff rage hafl. Every time she smashes
5 1 window she shatters some man's be
Ljief In the cause.
' The president of Mexico whom Pres.
cldent Wilson will recognize must have
clean hands. Iluerta's are befouled
with Madero'g murder.
Governor Fobs of Massachusetts
(who ran for office As a republican and
Aamnmt nrm- r9nt. t run a an m.
j.n.nri.M ui, nnt mn i
Some one makes
nggestion that N. A
the impertinent !
M. means "Na-j
tlonal Association of
Malefactors " ;
No, it was not Mulball a ho perpetrat
Poing good, lust i;ko doing evil, also , ocrgressioual committees, as thes?
. becomes a habit. Th most effective j banks hold the larger portion of these
-way to safrctiard one's slf against j 2 pr cent bonds as security for dr
- bad habits Is f rtevote ell time to oHatlng rotes. He declares there !s
' cultivating good ones. i no foundation for the discrediting of
j those hends. aid tiroes that the banks
Co;r.mo.rcrVl'eiry's ship. reclaimed i ,ha;' ll0ld hf m a.r amp,jr Promoted
frsrr, f'., Mlnm f.f (.ntn VIp hpa!n" nuiu i.oi j ieiu j any ami iu ai
' revisite; the Ppr-t where she wen,
down at t moi"'.it o victory. Sho
seems well qualified to be tue navy
ej'SIT.CTIXI THI-: IIKM.
Flur-plf ion. sav? .in ocrotia cf one ;
rf the sea.-on's ino.- t u cestui jewel .
robberies, "naturally rests on th ;
servants." fhoiisrli tl? woman robbed !
has Impilch ccnfidfirn in them all
and flu-re U no ciius" to susrict anv i
,parti( i.lar one of their.
I This ) by no mars a sailtary in
. stance. It is tiit.e the custom, as
-J.rwspajier r'ader.! know, to susnec:
the dniiM'M ir j n''iifrai principles
.heiK;vfr ftnyiliiinj is ni'sed. It's so
ITiucii iiu re i f. tu fori. tiian suspect
. ing inenibers ! Un famiiy or pueris.
Tli. fact tlia . sv. tc J ent;ioyes are
ttirup et('ly oxo'jera'ed in iiihiiv cases
lioes not seem to 1 i t the procedure.
I'vidcntly In the Nii r&i:sett Pifr
rffair sui-pleii-ii ":i,i"ui a'ly" rpted cn
the rervants for :.o c'.'.er reason than
It Is cnnvT.'fijf, ps v I--11 as
fortable. to frsj!cr th help. The
frvants are there. Th thieves, o'
course, ar net llncrlc tienr witii
"bulging pock'r. iird p'.tM'y expres
sions. Thn hipil rrieel sleuth, called
5'n to dlornose tho cf e, ha? hii repti-1
"tntton to mr.intr.ln. his f"C to collect.
He looks wise, exa'.n'ncs the bureau
. rtrawcr with n rrniinir c'.ars cross-1
4 questions t!m houselnld and does his
test to browbeat and embarrass the
irftervous housemaid or the startled
(footman. baur.e h dnres. And be
'Jiold, 'the servants are naturally un
t Pusprcting the help u-t because
5,they are handy and !"li)lfh.' may be
jfi favorite opening with tho police, but
it is nothing that the rest of us should
lhare or cnoouriige. Passing by the
If'bvlous and hideous injustice. It is an
tiinbeccming reflection upon the intel
ligence. Successful short story writ
lira long ago abandoned the expedient
ff having the coachman steal the tiara
"with'tho kind csiistaneo of his con
' federate, tho coek. We shou14 be no
less progressive. To s'lspect the ser
vants nowadays is to betray abysma".
Ignorance of the ways and means of
.gentlemen burglars, of the wondrous
y ersaillity and marvelous resource of
tho modern s'age cracksman and
; BAO HOAtJS A RE COSTLY.
; How states and counties are putting
money in the pockets of tho farmers
by investing in the Improvement of
.public roads is shown by a statement
lust Issued by the office of public
I'mads of tha department of agriculture.
; Definite cases are cited in support of
Jthe argument that where bad roads
prevail farmers are forced to move
'thesr crops, not when the market price
:1s favorable, but when the roads are
Two farmers living In separate
counties but at an equal distance from
4he cotton market, learned by tele
phone that cotton had advanced iu
3rlce 1 per bale. The farmer living
-tn a bad road responded by hauling
ne naie oi couon, wntcn was au ne
jfould get over the unimproved road.
ifhlle tho other farmer was able to
itaul four bales, owing to favorable
iroad conditions. Tho rise In price
gained a profit of $4 to one man and
fl to his neighbor.
r It Is shown In tho statement that
ft Is common for tho farmer to find
hat he cannot baul his produce to
!narkct when prices are highest, be
cause the roads are impassable. When
he roads become passable, the time
jor market has largely passed and
;9roduce Is compelled to move In
masses, which frequently g!uts the
market and breaks the prices.
Excessive fluctuation in market
prices are seldom due to overpro
duction. They frequently take place
in regions where the local production
does not equal the annual consump
tion. There are counties rich In agri
cultural possibilities, burdened with
bad roads, where the annual income
shipments of foodstuffs exceed the out
going shipments in the ratio of four to I
one. Many such counties with im-
proved roads could not only become
self-supporting, but could ship prcd-
ucts to other markets.
A farmer in Sullivan county. Tenn..
a few miles from Bristol, bad 100 j theory that was meant for seed. Take
bushels of potatoes which he lr.- Ruskin as an instance. The high
tended to market during the winter) school graduate and the "over" to col
of 1907-1908. Owice to bad roads, helleee diDlomist may remember some
was unable to haul the potatoes at all,
and they rotted in the cellar. Never
theless, the price of potatoes 'at Bris
tol wpnt an hiffh 11 40 Tipr hiiQhfrl
in the meantime. A Bristol merchant I
stated that duriDg the winter as many
as ten carloads of farm produce, in
cluding wheat, potatoes and other sup
plies, were daily, shipped In to feed
not only Bristol, but the adjacent territory-
All of this anolies to
as well as to Tennessee. Not!
only does the good road bring profit
to the farmer by placing him in easy
communication with the market, but
it enhances the value of his land In
! the real estate market.
CONSPIKACY TO msCURDIT THE
Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo
has publicly announced that there ex
ists a pnrpor.e .on the part of the large
financial interest of New York City
' "ring a prt tsure UJJV11
defeat the administration plan cf re-,
formlr.a; the currency of the country, j
He set s in the exchange quotations I
showing a reduction cf S per cent in;
,he vall, of Vr.u?d States 2 per cent
uc nGS' a couspirarj to niuii'-uce mn
sir.alkr Lands of the country to or-
i ganize opposition to the proposed new
currency bill now being considered by
the efforts of tb? coterie of New York
fiiunricrs who want to continue in
been so profitahla in these interests.
I ,Th secretary of the treasury is
Irish!. His advice to the bankers of
tue mwror is sound ana nouia oe
i hf i dfd. " The government of the I'nit-
rJ g,a)f,g i hark of Jf5 2 per cents,
There is no intention on the part of
tho adrninisiraf ion to in any way
Ijandirap these ban',s in the conduct
f th-ir business. Ou the other hand,
its object is to mako it easier and
safer for them to conduct a legitimate
haiililiig business without paying trib-w'f-
Uy the finuncial wolves of Wall
tOIV.W, MAN OT IRION.
Wln'n Wi'liam II. Seward as secre
tary of slat.f. bought Alaska for $7,
.'(i0.000. his puriliuse was described as
Seward's folly, for it was the general
opini'jri that a. country of icebergs and
wnirus and reindeer wasn't worth the
nioT5"y. Today Alaska pays back an
nually several times more than its
! Puliaso prte-
Tl Irtv vwr6 aim Pranol. T Rnw.n
I was president of the Philadelphia &
Reading railroad, which ran through
i the hoart of Pennsylvania's anthracite
icor.l fields. Cowan was endowed with
vision find he knew that one dav the I
demand for coal would be so great)
that whoever should own coal denos- j
Its would have the means of acquir- j
ie.g great riches. So Gowan began the!
purchase of coal bearing lands and in-v'f-trd
so heavily of the railroad's
money la them that he kept the com
pany Impoverished. . He had to w ith
stand variolic critici.-.m from short
sighted stockholders and hear himself
described ns a visionary dreamer, bat
having faith In himself, he bore '.he
criticism patiently and kept on buylrg.
Today, in consequence of (Jowau's
purchases, the Reading company is in
direct control" of about 60 per cent of
the entire Anthracite coal deposits of
the Vr.ited States and making mil
lions of dollars annually from its coal
holdings. It is realiring on the wisdom
of a man of vision.
If 30 years ago statesmanship had
had the foresight of Gowan nad had
acquired title to what Gowan got for
his corporation there would be no coal
monopoly and the nation would be in
possession of the natural sources of
supply of one of the prime necessaries
ot life. Moreover, consumers would
not be paying tribute to the coal mo
nopolists. The moral of the story, since moral
there must be. is that it is a short
sighted government which does not ac
quire control by ownership of all the
natural sources of supply of the neces
saries of life, and does not give atten
tive ear to its men of vision.
New Bishop of Superior.
Rome, Aug. 2. Rev. J. M. Koudelka
of Cleveland, auxiliary bishop of Mil
waukee, was today appointed bishop
of the diocese of Superior, Wis. Kou
delka will take the place of Schinner,
resigned, on account of ill-health.
Manitowoc, Wis. According to the
report filed with the state rate com
mission the municipal waterworks
plant in the 21 months the city has
operated 'it has made a net profit of
$34,353. Of this, however. $13,700 has
been expended In developing a larger
Saskatoon, Sask. A member of the
Saskatoon militia, who was yesterday
court-martialed and discharged from
the regiment for trampling an Amer
ican Cag under his feet during a par-
ede. was later reinstated. The rest
or the members of the regiment
inreaienea .o resign ir trie dismissal
of their comrade was allowed to stand,
BY MARY AQUIN.
In a world of books there are still
a good many who are not getting the
value obtainable through right selec
tion. Although we have Carnegie li
braries and sleek librarians galore, the
well-informed "person is rare. By well-
informed we do not mean newspaper
impressed or Impacted. Even the
college bred man and woman common-
ly misunderstand the practice of books
and wear as faded blossoms the scant
thing about "A Crown ot una uuves
and. "Sesame and Lilies." But what
else of Ruskin? Yet the patient read-
ing of the Jjooks of this man of large
intellect, great heart and abundant J
knowledge would alone constitute a paiea, sou-pawea. oince-ieggea gemie-time-savine
substitute for a "five-foot man that has to be entertained by a
The term sociology is supposedly
understood, but how many current
statesmen not exceptea nave reaa
one standard work on mat suDject:
The woman question, so ably (?) dis-
cussed lately, is obtainable in its truth
ful entirety from Eve upward in one
volume by Bebel.
The most frequent objection one
meets with is, "I havent the time to
read." This would be a good excuse
if true. It isn't. It takes very little
time to rea. In fact, in reading
BOOKS, not novels, one has to have a
time limit. The material is so rich
and abundant it requires intermission
to properly assimilate. Not so with
the time-consuming fictionette which
carries the reader breathlessly over
one love escapade into another
times out of ten the person who hasn't
time to read books has plenty of time
! - - -1 1 TlHl.'n Tl..n nn.nn anil
the latest on "How to Pucker a Skirt."
We are not condemning, wholesale-
One of the rising men in congress
Is Lawrence B. Stringer. The National
Magazine has this to say about him:
At home they affectionately call
him "I-arry" Stringer, but in the
congressional record he is styled
Hon. Lawrence B. Stringer, con-gressmm-at-large,
from all ac
counts one of the most popular in
dividual campaigners in Illinois,
as indicated from the fact that he
was elected on the same ticket
with Woodrow Wilson and receiv
ed a "arge majority lead over the
head of the t!cke. One cannot
meet Mr. Stringer without beinx
impressed first and foremost that
he has ability and honesty. He
is an orator to his finger tips,
kindiy and sympathetic, and es
pecially magnetic on the rostrum.
Like many of fhe new congress
men he learned the printers'
trr.de. He was the son of a poor
clergyman and had to struggle
hard for an education. His work
St. Iouis Two St. Louisi parks w ere
thrown open as sleeping places for the
v omen ana cnnaren or tnc coneesic.a
I etric's. They will be allowed to
I b'ing their own bedding and have
j beea atsured police protection during
I the n'siit.
Trenton. N. J. Daniel H. Tolman,
money lender, with a chain of offices
recently in large cities throughout the
country, was warned by Jud'e Gninh-
lei that be must remain c-t of the so-
called loan shark business for three
years upon penal'y of imprisonment.
The court fined him $l,nno.
La Crosse, Wis. Mary, "year-old
"The Young Lady
The young lady across the way
were thinking about establishing a
see much use In it as long as the dry
j about cashing your checks.
to nmno ngnt licuon. one needs
in proportion as one may desire
chocolates at dinner or hut sundaes
as a chaser to corn-beef and cabbage.
Too many women are - beating the
threadbare carpet of the six best sell
ers, a little mannishness in the shape
of the "Post" thrown in for weight.
Such is the average dosage of reading
We'll grant that a man engaged in
physical labor, having spent his cap
italised energy, hasn't the means until
rested to uee for reading. However,
the physically tired working man, es
pecially in cities, is forcing himself to
burn the candle at both ends and is
reading worth while books. An intel
ligent proletariat with mere basic
economic information than that pos
sessed by the leisured class is arising
to ultimate control. It is the lnertla-
I pink sheet.
j We condemn physical laziness but
are strangely tolerant of mental la::!-,
ness. ,In place of strong," vibrant
thought we have a commercialised
mushroom plantation, self-explanatory
of the dark, dank mustiness beneath.
Read something. Quit reading sweet
nothings. Include a standard work in
your summer vacation kit In making
the change from light to serious read
ing the first attempts are apt to ef
fect the brain cords in manner like
unto one's first horseback ride and
the subsequent soreness of muscles.
Everyone knows the cure for horse
back stiffness is to ride some more
and liberate and steel those unused
muscles. The same formula holds good
in reading and it becomes the most
fascinating, pleasurable and profitable
And as you come out Into the field
of great and living thought apply a
clear vision to everyday, present day
existence to its betterment. Nothing
to lose, my friend, but a world to gain.
wpjs blended with his studies, and
he laid aside the "printers' stick"
on commencement morning, deliv
ered a valedictory that is still
talked of by the alumni- of his
school. He is a member of the
Chicago bar and received the de
gree lif LL. B. from the Lake For
eRt university. He wns only 22
when first nominated for legisla
tive office and has had the habit
of being elected ever since, al
though , a democratic nominee in
a strong republican district. He
was democratic nominee for gov
ernor of Illinois in 1101, and made
a red hot race for senator in 190S,
when he learned what it is to go
through the Illinois legislative
deadlocks. Those who know his
record are expecting great things
of the new congreseman-at-large,
and the old state song of "Illi
nois" is lustily sung by his admir
ers when "Larry" appearB in the
daughter cf Anton Erlckson of the
townthip of Bristow, near here, died
from the ejects of a rattlesnake bite.
The ch'Id was attacked by the reptile
while she was picking blackberries,
and though medical help was prompt
it failed to save her.
Ix8 Angeles Mrs. Clara Melcher,
proprietcress of a laundry in Vienna,
was interrogated Friday before the
United States immigration inspector
regarding claims she declares she has
against Prince Stanis'.aus Sulkowskl,
nephew of the Grand Duke of Berlitz,
a scion of a noble Austrian family.
The price last Monday married Miss
Marie Freede, daughter cf a retired
miiliona're. It is understood Mrs.
Melcher demands $30,000.
Across the Way'
says she saw in the paper that they
central bank and for her part she didn't
goods stores were all so accommodating
Tou rae sick, you say. of working; for tho
faw returns you get:
When the days are bright you labor, ajid
you toil os when It's wet:
Now anfl then your earnest efforts win a
word of praise or two.
Here and there some one Is gladdened by
the things you have to do;
Though you might have deeper troubles,
greater burdens than you bear,
Tou confess that you are wishing you
possessed a pull somewhere.
There Is FerruRon. for Instance, In au
thority and proud.
Though when talents were divided he
was slenderly endowed:
He was sing-led out and lifted to the place
Not because of any service that entitled
him to rise:
Others who were more deserving- have to
take his orders now;
In your henrt you wish you also might
possess a pull, somehow.
There are Fergusons wherever men for
Tou have seen them, you have wondered
how they managed to ascend;
Even now perhaps you hasten to obey
Who Is proudly set above you, not for
great things he r.afi done,
But because somebody merely took him
up and placed him there-
Just because, to put It plainly, he pos
sessed a pull somewhere. .
I have often In those moments whea my
bitter cup was full
Envied him whom fortune favored with a
strong anf steady pull;
I have lingered In dark cornersleft un
noticed and unknown.
Hearing people cheer for others who in
costly splendor shone.
And who. If rewards were never given
where they were not earned.
Would have been among the millions who
must labor undiscerned.
Tou and I have often wearied of the never-ceasing
Yet how sweet have been those momenta
when we gained a little ground
When our honest, worthy efforts have
Bringing pride that unearned glory to no
favored one affords:
Forward, brother! They are weaklings
who are sitting In despair.
Thinking no man may win honor who has
not a pull somewhere.
"Dc you feel
any happier since
your husband has
made a fortune
than you used
Oh. yes. lets.
never asks me to
welt any ' more because Eomebody'a
having a wedding gown made."
A Changed Hope.
"I haven't recently heard you ex
pressing the hope that your rich old
uncle might shuffle off."
"No. He married a young woman
not long ago, and I'm busy hoping he
may live forever."
Got Mora Than He Expected.
"Eld ycur wife turn out to be all you
expected her t be?"
"More. When I married her she waa
as slim as a young gazelle. Now she
weighs nearly 203 pounds." ,
"Somebody Is trying to make people
believe that sauerkraut will cause one
to live long If one eats plenty of it.
"Well, Is setns to me that I'd prefer
a short life and a gay one." - -
One of His Charm.
"Now tell me candidly," he said,
"why do you like classical music?"
"Well," she answered. "It's ench a
help when one wishes to avoid getting
tot a crowd." , ,
Some cf Them WW 6lt It Out
"London Is to have a ballroom In
whioh 8,000 persona may dance at
"That will be nice, but I suppose
there will be wall-flowers, even there."
Nearly every man is In favor of a
tax on lncomei that ire larger than
Go Out and Weleorr.e It.
Good luck is an excellent thing to
meet about half way.
My wife kisses me evenings when
I get borne late."
-."; investigation." Boston Tran
fcrpr. V man who con laugh nt himself can
toegb. at the whole world. Balzac.
The Daily Story
, AN IDEAIAFERSONAGE BY SAMUEL E.' BRANT.
Copyrfighted. 191S, by Assoclatel Literary Bureau.
I grew up under the Influence of j hanged. And yet I was appalled by
tales of western, life. The desperado ; his threat, but not so much so as to
of the plains was to me a fascinating I prevent my looking about for a loop
person, and the Twiekeder he was the hole.
more I admired aim. It Is a curious The Jail was an old stone smoke
psychological fact that wickedness is house, -with a door mnde of Iron bars.
attractive because, it is wicked. I
question if young persons who enter
upon a life of crime do not often do
so solely from this, motive.
As I grew older! began to lay plans
for getting out to the wild west, not
to make a desperado of myself, but to
gratify my curiosity as to what the
life out there really was. and after
f1 finishing my education I concluded to
go to one of.' the territories, look about
me and. If I found a place to suit me,
settle and, grow up with the country.
I selerted Arizona, which has since
furnished the scene of many novels
and plays of western life.
I brought up In Coconino county at
a small town from which I proposed j
to make an observation tour through
the surrounding coiftitry. I found the
region much as It has been depicted
in theatricals, barring the stage ef
fects. 1 got Into a little play of my
own, and It came very near being a
I was riding through the country one
day when I met a man on horseback,
of whom I asked the way. He 'was a
quiet looking, quiet spoken young fel
low and cheerfully gave mo the direc
tions 1 asked for. We were about to
part when I noticed him looking at
me critically. He seemed to be tak
ing note of my height, weight, the col
or of my hair and eyea and the shape
of my face.- j -r
"You look like me," he said.
"Except the clothes."
"I haven't got an Arizona outfit yet
If I stay here I'll probably adopt the
costume or we country. . u y
"I reckon wo 11 swap
"Well, we'll trade hats first.
There was something In that cold
gray eye of his as he spoke the last
words that rendered any enforcement
of them unnecessary. Though they
were a command, he did not even put
his band to his pistol. He carried also
a pair of revolvers In holsters slung
across his saddlebow, either of which
he could have grasped and used long
before I conld have got my own re
volver out of its case, cocked it and
brought It to bear upon him. I under
stood that I was to change hats with
him and, taking off mine, handed It
to him. Then I took off my coat and
gave liirn that and such other articles
of clothing as he demanded. Lastly,
he called for my belt and pistol and
gave me all his extensive armament in
return. The exchange having been
finished, be rode on.
Never In my life have I felt so con
temptible. I bad submitted to his will
without resistmee. and now I was rid
ing nway armed to the teeth, while he
possessed one small pistol that I had
brought from the east and considered
n plaything lu Arizoua without making j
any attempt to regain my own. W9
it my being unused to the ways of the
region I was in, or the domination of a
superior will, or a feeling that my man
could kill me as quick with my tiny
revolver as with all the various
weapons ho bad transferred to me? I
don't know myself, but I suspect 1
was deterred from putting up a fight
by all these reasons.
I rode on as mild mannered a man
as the one I had met but with weap
ons innumerable. What the fellow
wnnted with my clothes, why he had
given me his arms, was to me an in
soluble mystery. But it didn't re
quire a long time to find out After
awhile I met several men riding on the
road together. They were chatting
and paid no attention to me till I came
very near them. Then one of them
looked at me and started. We made
the usual salute of strangers meeting
in a new country, and I thought no
more of the encounter. But I had not
gone fifty feet before I heard a sharp
command from behind:
I put my hands above my head and
waited. The men who hnd passed me
returned and relieved me of my arma
"Dead easy, wasn't it?" said one of
them to the others.
"You lt. I never thought he'd be
taken without blood spilling."
"My frionds." said I, "will you kindly
inform me what all this means?"
"And will you kindly Inform us what
you mean by being thus taken un
awares?" "I wonder if you don't think I'm
some one else."
"We don't think you're any one. We
know you're 'Jimmy the Kid.' oae of
the most notorious desperadoes in
Arizona, and we'll see that yon don't
do any more murders. What do you
say, boys? Shall we string him up
right here or take him in and let the
sheriff do the job?"
I told them of the man I had met and
how he had forced me to change clothes
and arms with bim. The story affect
ed one of the three, but the other two
laughed at It Nevertheless since one
"I " v
iwu gate jm uuu vuiiMfuieu lu turn wo
over to the sheriff.
Within an hour I was lodged In Jail
in a small town built on the bank of a
stream. The sheriff told my captors
that I or, rather, the man I had been
mistaken for was full of tricks and
was doubtless now engaged in playing
one of them. He would call the vigi
lance committee together and have me
tried and hanged as soon as it could
be reached. Meanwhile be thought I'd
be safe in the stone jail back of bis
bouse. If 1 tried to escape be would
save the committee tbe trouble. I
heard bim say this. Indeed, be Intend
ed that I should.
He toon left the place, and I gave
myself oxer to thoughts of no pleasant
character. If I made no effort to get
out and away when the committee ar
rived I had every chance of being
It was getting dusk when I saw a girl
somewhere between fifteen and seven
teen yesrs cVJ come out of the back
door of the Jailer's bouse and take up
n armful of firewood. I called to her.
She dropped the wood and came to the
door of the jail.
"What d ye want?" she asked.
"Have you any feeling?" I asked.
Instead of replying she stood looking
at me. silent, and I went on. I toid
her my story as I have told It here and
asked her if she could and would find
a way to aid me to escape, assuring
her that if she did not I would be sure
ly hnnged by mistake. I saw sympathy
welling tip in her eyes and had hope.
"I can't. Pop's gone to get the com
mittee, and maw she's gone over to
Aunt Sarah's. Pop he's got tho key
o this floor with him."
"Flow long will they lie gone?"
'"Maw she told me to git supper and
have it ready nt 8 o'clock. Reckon she
and pop'll be home by then."
"Is there any oi e else in the house?"
There was a good hour In which to
act I asked the girl If there was a
crowbar In the house. She didn't re
member any such Implement, but she
thought ore of the bars Intended for
the door of the jail was in the wood
house. I asked her to get it for nie.
She started to do so. Hnd it occurred to
me that she would suffer by aiding me.
and I called her back to nsk her what
they would do with ber if they knew
she had helped me to escape. She said
she didn't know, but she wasn't afraid
of her pop, though everybody else was.
lie wouldn't hurt her. Tben she went
on and brought me the bar.
I worked half an hour with It, pry
ing and bending the bars of the pate
near the lock, and at last succeeded in
loosening the bolt from the catch.
There was also a chain as nn auxiliary,
but with a thick bar six feet long I
got a big leverage on it and broke it
Then I was free. The next question
was what I should do to get away from
tho locality. Of course I would be
"Oot any horses here?" I asked th
"A horse won't do. I would hare to
keep on open ground, where 1 would b
6een and his hoofs would leave tracks." .
"There's a boat You might drop
down the creek. Top keeps a blood
hound in the barn to track folks with;
he can't git the scent if you go by wa
ter." "The very thing. No; that won't do
either. The boat would be missed.
But I'll take to the creek, now can I
get out of here and do it without leav
ing tracks or scent?"
"I kin carry you." i
I looked at her. She was of good
size and seemed strong. "If you can
you will probably save my life," I said.
She turned her back to me, I put
my arms around her neck, lifted my
feet from the ground, and, taking bold
of my legs, she staggered with me to
the creek, b distance of several hun
dred feet There she set me down In
"Goodby!" I said.
I drew her to me and kissed her.
"How would yon like to go east to a
school and grow up a lady?" I asked
Her face lighted np. "Con I go now
"No, but If I get out of this alive
and the mistake is rectified I will write
your father a proposition to do some
thing for you to reward you for what
you hove done for me."
I held her hand and felt it turn in
mine, indicating the emotion ehe felt
but did not put in words. I was some
time in releasing it, tben waded down
the creek, turning before coming to a
bend to look back and throw her a
kiss. Her eyes were fixed on me
when I disappeared.
I learned afterward that the Jailer
was completely baffled at the direction
I had taken, since there was no indi
cation of It whatever. I got back to
where I was known, and uy recent
jailer wns notified that be had held
the wrong person. "Jimmy the Kid,"
as the real desperado was called, was
never captured, but he was shot when
not suspecting an enemy was near.
My brief experience in the west with
my previously admired desperado serv
ed to satisfy me, and I left by the
first train for the east The girl who
l am almost sure saved me from a
hasty execution is now at school in
New England. She has been there two
years, and you should see the change
in her from the wild thing she was
when 6he brought me the bar that
pried me out of jail to what she is to
day. My friends twit me. saying that
I am educating a girl to make my
wife, but I don't care for their innuen
does, for 1 am psying ber for my very
existence. I only wish there was more
fin I ,.,,1,1 A n In 1i enmA Airek4w
j f0r the prie, peeing finitely small.
Aug. 2 in American
lS13-Battle of Fort Stephenson. O.
The American garrison. 1.T0 stroVig.
repulsed nn attack by 1,200 British
end Indians. Led by Major George
Croghan. the handful of defenders
inflicted a loss of ITiO upon tbe as
sailants. 1859 Horace Mar.n, educator, die,
1S9S President McKInley announce
the terms upon which he offered to
make peace with Spain. v
1912 The United States senate warn
ed foreign nations against the ac
quisition of naval sites near Unit
ed States possessions.