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a - -
r John Lind may not be as popular
ln Mexico as Ambassador Wilson and
jBtlll do more representing.
It is commonly conceded that ono of
the very best looks with which to re
pel mashers is a bedraggled look.
5 The. war dogs always growl at the
dors of peace, but John Llnd will
$ tame them wbeu he gets to old Mexico.
t Assassinations conducted by New
j York's gunmen cxe characterised by
tho uniform bewilderment In which
J they leave the police.
Wilson's policy In rega'd to Mexico
i is peace by persuasion If possible
by forcif necessary. Ij not this the
1 ancient American ilia?
I - '
GONK WHIKE THE WOODBINE
S. Comes now the report of the steel
jt corporation for the quarto ending
with June showing larger net earrings
a than in any other year in its history
j5 This fact does not comport with the
r predictions of dire disaster made on
I the alleged busting by Colonel Roose
5velt and Professor Tuft. It does not
Jibe with the croakings of Wall street.
'When disaster was promised the big
gebt corporation in tlie country thrives
I as never before but once.
And steel, it is to be remembered, is
;f the barometer of national business.
j Where can the scheduled panic have
ffone ? Where but where the woodbine
WOOIj AND TKINCII'M:.
j Senator Walsh of Montana, a demo
s' crat, is not going to Kick over the
Jjarty traces notwithstanding the tariff
t bill puts wool on the free list. This
J means that the bill will be opposed on
faa..A tit. nnl -. . tsnrntrma laAtml
.as democrats, and they the benators
' from Ixulsiuua.
Early reports of democratic hostility
to the bill mentioned the names of
Senators Newlands. Walsh and Hitch-
cock. Hut all three of these men eitb-
er have already, or will, speak in sup
. port of the measure. Senator Walsh
says the wool growers of his state
' don't need protection and that the In
dustry of wool growing has declined
under the pampering of protection.
"Sympathy over the deplorable plight
.of the sheep grower," he said in the
senate the o'ber day, "is altogether
gratuitous. He is not aekiug It. Give
film a law which will prevent the fraud
ulent dealer from imposing on the pub-
lie and give him access to the public
range and mountain pastures aud he
. will ask no odds."
MO.HhY TO MOVi: CHOI'S.
For the first, time iu the history of
the Vnltod States government, the
treasury department recoguis its oh
'ligation to the agricultural interests,
gjcreiary McAdoo anuouncr that
'. between $20,000,000 and $5n.00t',000 of
; government funds will be deposited at
once in the national unnxs oi i.ie
fcou'h and west to facilitate the meve-
Trent cf crops. Federal, slate and
munic'.rsl Iwnds and rrime collateral
paper will be accepted as security for
"tho money, upon vble'u the bank v.-ill
Vtt' - Vt cent Interest.
This means a great easing up 1 the
flncuciti sit'iatlou. It means that pro
ducer, dealers, millers and exporters
of gieitv mid cotton will be able to sell
enii hindle the new crops now being
l.arvee u-d to bet'er advantage than for
lupny years, says Orar.gc Judd
It n.eans a greater dem?nd for what
liio farmer has to sel' and rlenty of
money or credit wUb, which buyers
may be able to promptly pay for the
grain nd cotton.
It means easier conditions for farm
ers throughout the crop marketing
months during the balance of the year.
It may not mean b'-gher prices to
producers or consumers, but this ac
tion of the treasury department will
o facilitate all legitimate transactions
tn buying and moving, marketing and
manufacturing grain and cotton as to
tremendously benefit all tie reop'. as
well M farmers, bankers and the
This new action also will have an
Important effect in encouraging the
rrogreM cf currency and banking re
form. For the first time the United
States recognizes prime commercial
paper (at C5 per cect cf its par value)
aa the basis cf current credit cr ad
vances of money from the treasury.
This is a recognition of the princi
ple cf credit currency, in contradis
tinction to a bend secured currency.
Every student of the subject knows
that when congress finally enacts an
(adequate tanking law which shall'
fafely' provide for a credit "currency; 1
against panics, and'wm leap into a
dominating posit ion a the financial
power of the world. As Orange' Judd
Farmer says, every principle of sound j
banking is observed in this transac-
THOMPSON IS COMMENDED.
Throughout the county are heard
expressions of praise and commenda- j
tion of State's Attorney .Floyd E. !
Thompson 'for his ultimatum putting!
a ban on Camp Joy. When the attempt
was made yesterday ' to reopen the
place by people of East Moline, and
the matter was put up to the state's
attorney on the promise or pretense
that it would be a strictly moral resort
with only soft drinks sold and that all
immoral features would be eliminated.
he promptly replied tnat no such place
so located could be made to pay if
conducted In an orderly way, and that
his order that it cease to exist was
irrevocable and final and that any fur
ther depredations would result in jail
ing, as had been the case with those
who had formerly conducted it.
And so Camp Joy, solely through
the positive stand or the state's attor
ney's office, is out or business and for
all times, and so it will be while Floyd
Thompson is state's a-torney.
Uefore Mr. Thompson went on his
vacation he mapped out the plan of
campaign, against the resort He in
structed Adrian Edwards, his assistant,
to get the evidence and to confer with
lion. William McEniry as to the legal
procedure in suppressing the place.
Then be kept in touch daily with what
was going on and the result was that
through the operation of his office the
banks of Kock river fiave been cleared
of one of the most notorious holes of
debauchery that ever flourished in the
And the cleaning has been both thor
ough and systematic as well as per
manent. States's Attorney Thompson and his
assistants are entitled to the praise
they are receiving.
ECONOMY IN ILLINOIS.
llembers of the legislative economy
and efficiency commission have out
lined two years' work which they be
lieve ccnndently will simplify, in a
marked degree, the administration of
state affairs, if they succeed In get
ting favorable action ou their findings
from the next general assembly.
As anything looking tow ai d economy
in management and the reduction of
the number of persons on the state pay
;cll probably will encounter much po
litical opposition, the members of the
commission recognize tbey will havo
o present a strong argument for their
recommendation's, if they are to win,
ud will proceed accordingly.
Jncidentally not the least ' of the
Points in their favor is the. fact that
Governor Lmnue Is in sympathy wih
the movement.' The creation of the
commission was ono of the features of
his inaugural address, a;id all of the
eight members of the commission
have shown a disposition to work in
harmony along the lines 'set forth by
Senator Walter I. Manny, chairman,
and Representative Charies F. Clyne,
secretary of the commission, have
been Instructed to get information as
to the source of every dollar which
comes iuto the s'ate treasury, to whom
it is paid out, and by which depart
mtnt the money is expended.
They also will obtain a classified lift
of the duties of all the state officials
and employes to ascertain If any of
the bureaus and departments overlap
in their admiuistration; they will
learn the hours of work of officials
and employes, and the skiil necessary
to do the work they are expected to
perform, and in a general way they
wm iae burvey oi tue suue govern- , trSumDn came v jih lIie realization of
meut to see ir it can be reorganized in hia xKon jf a wild west show
the interest of economy and eiheiency. , fi pUomizing the Uorder and pioneer
Speaker William Mckinley, who is ajlif(, nf Penturv. Tia orpnnlpfl
lutuiurr ul lue cuuiuiieaiua, &US ladl
j seme of the members who are esper-
ienced in legislative affairs have re
ported that numerous acts, with ac
companying appropriations, have been
passed by the general assembly, when,
If an investigation 'had been trade, it
t would have been found that the work
I roposad might have been done by
tono existing bureau with a small ad
ditional appropriation. .
It vcs not considered good policy
to specify any of these acta in advance
of tn investigation cf the facts, but
1; was suggested - conditions of that
kiud might have existed at the time
of the creation of the state agricul
tural board, the live stock commission,
the dairy commission, the beekeepers'
board, the farmers' institute and some
of the departments of tho University
For this Ecrics of stale activities It
ha,s been proposed informally by mem.
bers of the commission that a central
agricultural bureau be established
which 6hall take over all of the work
of these boards, and such other kin
dred branches of the 6tate administra
tion as can be transferred to it ap
propriately. As economy is the purpose cf the
commission's investigation, it has
taken economy as iu watchword. It
has hired a stenographer at 75 a
month, instead of paying him by the
lege, as is customary; it has taken
possession of the speaker's room in
the capltol, which it will use as its
headquarters, and for its general sec
retary it will utilize ihe services of the
man to be selected later as the secre
tary of the legislative bureau. Gov
ernor Dunne having stipulated that of
ficial shall serve both bodies. The
bureau and the commission will hold
a joint meeting on September 4.
Speaker McKinley said that at the
recent meeting cf the commisoion at
which organization was perfected that
no member asked the appointment of
come friend to a place on the com
mission's pay roll.
AS TO "BOAT RIDING.'
BY HARRY W. DENNIE.
A week ago- )&st Sunday was my
first Sabbath in the trt-cities, and
naturally, belnr a total stranger and
an ungodly newspaper man, and bav -
ing arrived only a day or two before
from Chicago, I wanted some way of
! passing the time in the afternoon and
so 1 crossed the river to Davenport,
and while lunching in a restaurant
6' into conversation with my vis-a
vis lit we tame, assiug mm
was tne best placo to go?"
Possibly be was "boosting" for the
excursion on that day, or he may have
taken me for a returned harvest hand,
for my bronzed complexion has fooled
many a man before him into the de
lusion that I'm anything but a news
paper man. I look more like a section
hand, I guess.
ASKED ABOUT "BOAT RIDING.
Anyway, he mentioned the excursion,
and casually remarked, in a rather
patronising 1-know-yon re-a-jay air:
"Eve.r -done any boat riding?"
Suffering snakes and little fishes!
"An this to me he said"' (Marmton).
Oh, well, such is fame. "Boat rid
ing?" Well, I'll leave it to you.
I've crossed the "line" 12 times,
both lines in fact, that is, the "line"
proper, which means the equator, that
many times, and the other "line"
the one where longitude changes out
in the middle of the Qacific four
I crossed the equator three times in
"windjammers," once, "before the
mast" in an American ship from Puget
Sound to Chile, and tw ice in tho same
capacity in a Frenchman from Frisco
to London, which means in both the
Atlantic and Pacific on that voyage
around the Horn.
IN A CADZe SHIP.
Again, also as a sailor, I crossed
and recrossed it in an English cable
ship from Callao, Peru, to Salina Cruz,
Mexico, and back. Another trip was
as a passenger on an Equadorean man-of-war
from Guayaquil, Ecuador, to a
miserable little place called Santa
Lucia, from whence a California miner
and myself were going up into the
wilds of Ecuador prospecting for gold,
one of our backers being then the com
manding general of the Ecuadorean
array that's how it happened that we
were on tli alleged "man-of-war."
As a sequel to that trip, when we
came out, at the end of six weeks,
w e crossed again south in a schooner
rigged canoe something that few men
on earth can say, in order to get to
a port where we could catch the
THE PASSING OF
(New York Time.'.)
'The pecuniary troubles which have
overtaken William F. Cody ( Buffalo
Bill) in his old age will touch the
heart of the people, who have lately
been somewhat neglectful of the vet
eran showman. The giory of his Wild
West Show, of cotirpe, was dimmed
many years ago. Latterly it had been
combined with a far East show, in
which Tartars and Arabs appeared
with their Oriental steers, their ele
phants and camals, in "contrast with
the mustangs and the bison, and the
survivors of the red Indians of the
western plains. A queer melange, to be
sure, but a good show of its kind, with
exhibitions of expert hoi-emanship
and marksmanship in plenty.
A real pioneer and prairie scout in
his .young manhood, actually of the
line of Boone, Carson and Crockett,
Cody conceived the idea of turning
showman forty years ago, and in
I partnership with E. '.. C. Judson, the
Ned Buntline of a simpler era, pro
duced a stage play calIed'"The Scouts
of the Plains," with which he made
a fortune. The drama, however, was
not his field, though he often dabbled
in theatrical ventures. His prodigious
"The Young Lady
I rar f mm
' 1 U-'l' "' if I J
We asked the young lady across the way if she believed in the segrega
tion cf the criminal insane, and she said she thought it would be a gdod deal
safer to put them In acme place by themselves.
.monthly mail steamer back to Guay-
j uow x to the argentine.'
1 Another trip was on a Spanish mall
j steamer from Guayaquil to Panama,
j another on a Lamport and Holt ship
'from New York to Buenos Aires, or
"the River PJate," as a seaman would
say, thence back from there to Liver
pool on a cattle boat, and still another
cruise on one of the Spreckles liners
from Frisco to Sydney, Australia, and
The last mentioned also, of course,
took me twice across the "beginning
and end" of longitude, and the last
two times I crossed that line were
comparatively recently, including a
trip from San Francisco to Manila,
thence to CJiina, thence to Japan, via
South Manchuria, and home to Port
land, Oregon, landing there last year.
DOWN THE YUKON.
Er yeB and a trip through the Suez
I from Barcelona to Hong Kong might
also fairly be classed as "a little boat
riding." Also,, "sampanning" on the
Yang-ste-Kiang in China, traveling tip
the famous Inland sea of Japan, a
two days' trip in itself, which I did
last year, a trip not up, but down the
Yukon, from the head of navigation to
within 400 miles of the mouth, and
that was some little distance, too,
something like 2,000 miles,- via Fair
banks. And part of that was made on
fine big steamers- that burn oil, not
your wood or coal; oil brought from
my country, California, 3,000 miles
away, from St. Michaels, the state
that supplies all the railroads of the
west wijh oil for their locomotives, for
w-e don't h'ave coal burners out there
now, you know, too antiquated entire
ly besides being too dirty (Chicago
papers please copy).
IN KEY" ViT HURRICANE.
I fancy my iJi form ant would have
considered a little "boat riding" had
been done if he had been with me on
a 30-day trip from Panama to Frisco,
for' I was on a "way steamer" that
stopped at 19 ports in Central Amerlr
ca and Mexico. Or on a nine-day trip
from New York to Galveston, when
we laid for 50 howling hours in Key
West harbor in a West India hurri
cane, unable to dock to discharge our
freight because we would have been
quarantined in Galveston had we done
so. Some sickness on shore at the
time, y'understand? ' .
But I think that's enough eh, what?
Methlnks I've done my bit of "boat
riding." Is it not to make you grin,
mesdames et messieurs?
Of a certainty, yes. Sure, Mike!
not a stage, but a vast arena, in which
the Indians encamped, the . bandits
robbed the Deadwood stage, and the
cowboys pursued their vocation. Buf
falo Bill readied the highest pin
nacle of his fam.jn his tours of Great
'Britain in the 'nineties. There he was
accounted by the multitude the great
est of all Americans. . Not even .Arte
mus Ward or John Philip So una was
regarded in England as quite the peer
More than a year ago he complained
that the rivalry of the moving pictures
was hurting his business. Perhaps
that was one of the influences which
caused his failure; moving pictures
have revealed vividly the life of the
whole world to the untraveied at a
very small cost. But the interest in
the perils of pioneering and the pic
turesque life of thu unsettled west is
not so keen with the present ganera
tlon as with the preceding age.
Kirksville, Mo. Dr. Ernest C. Bond
of Milwaukee, addressing the Amer
ican Osteopathic association here,
said the schoolroom is responsible for
many human deformities. He also
said: "In my opinion it was a mis
take when the straight-front corset
and the kangaroo walk went out of
style. Both were natural and there
Across the Way"
. HME -.
whan you an seven hours late, and
time Is prpcloun with what dee
Tou listen while the Kuartl explains how
long he thinks the wait will be;
"We'll make up time." he promises, -"a
soon as they have cleared the
And presently the train moves on, and
hopefully you aettle back.
Then for a 'little whl you watch the
poles, as rapidly they pass:
But hope Is soon disponed lain the
brakes bes'.n to grind, alas!
Somewhere in front it seems there is a
long and precious load of freight.
And near-,some corntiV'd in the sun you
ait and wait and wait and wait.
The moments that are dar to you keep
pasKins. to return no more;
Tou seek the guard who bravely gave
you rtason to hope on befere;
He Is an optimist In spite of all obstruc
tions that arise:
"We'll a;on begin to make up time," ha
The freight at last goes rumbling past,
you feel the train begin to start
And hope conns coyly stealing back to
find a lodgment in your heart;
You watch the rapid flight through space,
but welcome every jolt and Jar
Till presently you hear that "there's a
hotbox on the baggage car."
Thus all day long by starts and atopa
the prtceftKS moments pass away
And every switch along; the line is set
to tidd to your delay;
But even to the bitter end the guard,
with faith that is sublime.
Keeps promising that "pretty soon W'9
will begin to make up time."
- Speed Not Necessary.
"Did I understand you to say that
your daughter had already secured a
position as a stenographer? I'm so
glad to hear it. How .sorry I was when
they told me your husband's Insurance
w as not large enough to enable you ta
live in the stylo to which you had been
accustomed and that it would be nec
essary for Gertrude to go to work. But
I thought shorthand was something
which was hard to learn. She's only
been studying It fcr a few weeks,
"Yes, but we feel sure that she'll be
able to get along all right. You see,
the man she works for stutters."
"Where do you
live, my little
"1 .ain't got no
regular' home." .
home? W h y,
that's strange You
have good clothes
to wear aud you look as if you had
plenty to eat."
"Ye?, but pait of the time papa, has
me, and the rest of the time I'm in tho
custody of the court."
One 'Thing Left-for Him.
"Wrhy are you always finding fault
with me? I de the best I can to make
"There's one thing my first husband
did to make me happy that you've
neved den a?"
-He died." ' i.
Beyond the Pale.
"Why do you think you will not care
to associate with the lady next door?"
"How can you ask? She has five
children. Don't jou -know that fash
ionable people never have more than
two, at the most?"
Sh Invariably Has Help.
When lovely woman stoops to folly
And does things she should, never
It's safe to wager she is making
A donkey .of some fellow, too.
"The wages of sin," said the speak
er, "is death."
"I'm in favor of etartm' a stril to
have 'era raised." yelled the walking
delegate suddenly-waking up.
Limited tg Men.
Big, red, spongy noses are not, we
are- told, always due to bfbulousness.
They are sometimes caused by a cer
tain disease. But did you ever sea a
woman who had it?
- Putting Them to Sleeo.
Bbe Her h us baud pnls the babies to
sleep. He That' eusy. He was a
prizefighter before he married her.
One bad euuip'j spojla many goc-a
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The Daily Story
GALLAGHER BY EDITH V. VOSS.
Copyrighted. 1913. by Aseoclatel Literary Bureau.
T thpre n mnn nrnntiri tinra h tht
name of Gallagher?" asked a pa'e
faced boy who, judging from his ap
pearance, might have been almost any
age between fifteen and twenty-five.
"What do you want o- Tim Galla
gher, souny?" asked the rough, red
bearded man of whom the liKjuiry had
. "Oh. not Liu' particular. I was Just
wonderin' If he was in this camp."
' "Well, you give him a wide berth,
and don't go round makia' inquiries
for him; he mought bear about it and
want to know if you had any particu
lar business with him. If you couldn't
satisfy him he mought reckon you rur
a -spy in' on him for some one as was
tryin' to get a drop ou him."
"Mebbe," said the youth listlessly,
moving on with a heavy step that in
dicated either bodily or mental infirm
ity, fie wore a baggy suit of clothes
and a - felt hat that he kept drawn
down over his eyes. Nevertheless,
loose rs bis coat was. as be walked
away bis advi.ser saw something evi
dent on each hip that suggested the
outline of a revolver.
The youngster lounged about the
camp, occasionally asking some one
if he'd seen Mr. Gallagher. His In
quiries were usually received with a
surprised stare by the person inquired
of. who in most cases walked away
without a reply. The only person who
answered the question was n woman,
who said "There he goes now," and
the boy without stopping to thank her
moved away in the direction of the
person he was looking for.
Nevertheless he didn't join Mr. Gal
lagher; he sauntered along behind him
"HAUD3 Ur !" WAS REPEATED IX A SHRIIiTu
till Gallagher came to a team standing
before a cabin. He unhitched the
horse, got into the wagon and was
driving away wheu the niau who
owned the team came out of the cabin
and asked blm what he meant by tak
ing his horse.
I want to go to the camp up the
canyon around tho divide. I'll seud
your team bach."
Who are you, and what business
yoh got to take my tea hi?"
"I'm Gallagher, and I take your team
because 1 want it." .
'Oh. Mr. Gallagher. All right; send
it back when you're done with it."
The youth stood listeiting to this bit
of dialogue and at this point offered
for a quarter to go with Mr. Gallagher
and drive the team back. Gallagher
didn't object The owner of the team
looked pleased. The boy climbed up
beside Gallagher, who drove away.
'I'm In luck," said the boy confid
ingly. "I thought 1 would have to
make this journey on foot."
"You don't look strong enough to do
that" It's a good fourteen mile there
"Your name's Gallagher, I retkou."
"What's that to yon?"
"Oh. nothin' in particular."
"Where do you live?"
"I? Oh, I dou't live especially any
Gallagher had killed so many per
sons whoso relatives had sworn to have
his life that be was very suspicious.
He felt assured that he would not be
OpenTV attacked, for he was the quick
est shot In the territory, and every '
man who had ever heard of him wan
afraid of blm. But It occurred to him
that this boy might have been sent by
some enemy to spy upon hla. move
ments and decoy him into a trap. As
to being afraid of the boy, that did
not occur to him.
"Did you ever hear of me?" he
"I've heard of a man named Gal
lagher that's considered a detperado
ted baa had no end o fights around
this part of the country, but you'r
not that GaHagher, are you?"
As the boy spoke this In an Ingenuous
tone, he looked, up at bis companion
in a mild way that brought confidence.
The look of suffering' iu his face had
disappeared, but was- not rwpluced by
any that could be definitely described.
Gallagher looked into his mild eye
and saw nothing there but innocence
or guile. When Gallagher's gaze was
not bent upon blm. however, the boy's
expression changed. There was in it
self control, craft, hate.
"See here, sonny," said the man be
side him. "1 am that GaHagher. and
I want you to understand that If you
try to play any pranks on me I'll
, chaw you op as I would a worm." ...
ne youtu iooteu up at toe aeie:
do with an affeeted surprise that might
have deceived Satan himself.
"Good Lord, you don't mean tt
"Yes. I do mean it Tm Oayiasber, '
the man that there's a rewari offere-i
for. A reward: The only reward any 1
oue will get for tacklin' me in a bul
let." "Are you the man that killed C7
' "And Bart Iloltues?"
"Yes, and a lot more of ero. Bnt
how did you hear of these fights?"
"Oh. everybody round here has
heard of 'em. You better look out for
Burt Holmes' widow. I heard"
The boy shut himself up suddenly.
"Well, what have you heard?"
"I surpose I oughtn't to tell."
"You will tell," nnd tli man held a
cocked revolver near tho lad's temple.
"She's got three men on your track.
They're goin' to surprise you. comin"
on to you from different points."
"Well, go on; tell fill you know."
"I dou't know any more I swear I
"Yes. yon d.v" And Gallagher gave
the boy a cuff. He was about to re
peat it when the boy cried:
"Don't: I'll tell!"
"Well, tell, then."
"They're watrhin you now. They
know just where you are. They're
goin' to shoot you from behind trees
' when you go through some bit of tim
ber." Gallagher looked at the boy suspi
ciously. It did not seem likely that
he should know these things. The
desperado didn't believe that there
was a word of-truth in what he said,,
but that ho had been frightened into
confessing a falsehood In fear of an
other cuff or something worse. But
when a man has had warning of a ..
plot against his life he is not likely to
I ignore it
"How did you get wind of all this?"
The boy's explanation was not at all
satisfactory. He stammered through
two or three stories, all disconnected,
and at last broke down and coufessed
that he had heard only what he had
first said that Mrs. Holmes bad hired
three men to come on him from dif
ferent points aud kill him. Gallagher,
seeing that nothing was to be gained
by browbeating, desisted, making up
his mind that the boy was like any
other loy and his story only worthy
of attention so far as what be had
stuck to was concerned.
But the story had its effect on him.
lie never entered n wood that he did
not hold a cocked revolver in each
hand and peer ahead of him, darting
his eyes in every direction. Fresently
when they were approaching a sharp
turn in the road the boy said:
"I reckon if I were you I'd git out
nnd make this turn through those sap
lln's." "Why?" '
"Well, It's a mighty good placo for
any oue to make-an ambush."
A hidden enemy even in imagina
tion is more apt to affect one than an
open enemy in the flesh. Gallagher
knew be was giving way without due
cause, but he had been so reckless iu
his killings that he had begun to
fear retaliation and was ready to see
an enemy behind very busb. Palling
up and handing the reins to the boy.
he alighted, telling him to. ilrive on.
He had walked a few yards In ad
vauoe of the wagon when he heard an
omlnlous click behind him and a boy
ish voice say:
lie turned to see n wonderful change
In'hls companion. Ho bad dropped tho
reins, and in each band resting on the
dashboard, behind which' be crouched,
he held n revolver. It did not occur to
the man to obey such an order from
a boy. tic was simply looking lu won
der. "Hands up!" was repealed In a shrill
tone, nnd at the same time a bullet
sang within anliich of his' ear. There
was something in the "ping" that mov
ed the hands tip mechanically, as the
limbs of a jumping.Juck are moved by
pulling a string.
"Do you know who I am?" asked the
"I'm Betsy Ilolmes Bert Holmes'
Gallagher had looked Into eyes behind
weapons before, but never had ho seen
death more surely depicted than now.
The chances were against blm, but h
must take them. He had a chance to
get off with o wound, and before a
second shot could be fired, or at least
a third, he might raise his weapon and
get in n shot. But his enemy saw hta
design In his eye. Her revolver crack
ed, and Gallagher staggered.. He stood
lopg enough to fire one shot; but. being
wounded to death. It went wild. A
second shot from the woman pierced
als brain, and he fell. .
A wagon turning the bend In .the
road came suddenly upon a mlin lying
dead there, a horstj nibbling gTass
beside It and what was supposed to be
a boy lying in a faint lu the bottom of
a wagon. 4
The murder of Bert Holmes waa
Aug. 8 in American
1SI John Kodgers. noted naval oth
cer In foe civil war, later admiral,
boru: died 1SS2.
1810 Charles Anderson Dana, scholar
nnd editor, born; died 1807.- .
lSS2-General G. K. Warren, U. S. A.,
civil ( war soldier, conspicuous .at
Little Hound Top, Gettysburg, died;
1011-John W. Gates, the financier,
died In Farhj; born 15. United
States Senator Joseph Pierce Frye
cf Maine died In LewUton; born
All the hows all the time The Argus.