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THE ItflCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY. AT GUST 20, 1013.
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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Tuesday, August 23, 1913.
The Projects to Be
from party prejudice and manifests
purpose more patriotic than political.
That selfish private interests are in
spiring Jingoism and fanaticism there
is no doubt.
The government at Washington is
doing right and deserves universal support.
RAIIG THE FLAG AT STARVED
The flag raising at Starved Rock
Sept. 6 by the D. A. R. Is a worthy
undertaking. The rock is one of the
historical 6pots of the state. There
the Tllini Indians, from which Illinois
derived its name, made their last
stand. Illini, translated, reads, "su
perior men." and the word should in
spire a certain statehood pride. Inci
dental to the day's program the scat
tering of flowers in -memory of the
pioneers and the soldiers of the revo
lutionary and 1S12 wars will also be
of patriotic interest.
The people are indebted to the' D.
A. R, for keeping these patriotic
things in the foreground. Our country
is growing more and more cosmopoit
tan. It welcomes peoples from every
land. Truly this is the great "melting
Yet the American ideals must live,
must prevail. And nothing en twin ?s
fact so securely as patriotic sentiment,
which the legends and folk lore of the
earlier times have brought down to
the present day.
Following are the propositions to be
voted for at the special election Sept.
11, which separately and collectively
7 promts for Rock Island's Improve-
ment, development and expansion, and
' every one of which is entitled to the
-t approval of the voters:
l' Purchase of Island City baseball
" park, 11 acres, $20,000; eight-year
j Construction of elevated tank at
; reservoir station, $22,000; 10-year
Flooring of Rock river bridges
with concrete, $5,000; five-year
. Installation of police alarm sys
tem, $10,000; 10-year bonds.
Extension of water mains along '
Eighteenth avenue from Twenty
fourth to Fifteenth street, and in
newly annexed territory, $17,000;
Erection of new fire station In
newly annexed territory and ex
tension of fire alarm system In
that district, $16,000.
Annexation of a further strip of
territory In South Rock Island,
running from the city limits to
Braahar street, south, and from
Twelfth street west to the Missis
sippi river, exclusive of the tract
already made a part of the city.
CoaticooK, Canada, had to wait a
f long time for fame, but it was chrls
' tened by somebody who knew that
t destiny Is sure to strike such a name
CAN CASXOW "COME BACK"?
A special dispatch from Washington
says that "Uncle Joe" Cannon will try
to be re-elected to congress from the
18th Illinois district Ills entrance in
to the campaign is characteristic.
It is Faid that Congressman Mann of
Chicago, the republican leader of the
house, has obtained passage of an or
der to print as a public document an
article by Cannon attacking the initia
tive and referendum and other reforms
and which appeared in the Saturday
Evening Post. This document is now
being mailed to voters in Cannon's dis
trict under the frank of Congressman
Thus does Uncle Joe open his cam
paign at public expense.
One may seriously question whether
this will help him to "come back." It
is hardly necessary for "Uncle Joe"
'to send letters into his district to vot
ers showing that he is a conservative
of the stand-pat type. That is well
known to every voter in the district,
and that is the reason why he was de
feated at the last congressional elec
tion, as he deserved to be.
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER
Congressman from the Fourteenth District.
(Special Corresamdence of The Argus.)
Washington. Aug. 23. Few people
realise that the forest service stands
between the public
and the guileful
promoters of fake
and other get-rich-quick
The young Wal
lingfords who still
roam the land in
bers can sell blue
sky if they can
find any plausible
excuse for capital
ising it and issuing
beautifully printed j
stock certificates j
taught the pro
moters that one of
the best things on
which to issue
worthless stock is
a government patent to a mineral
claim. The ordinary citizen seems to
lock on a government patent as a cer
tificate of validity. Consequently the ute books a law such as has recently
wiley promoters have been full on been adopted by the state of Wiscon-
cent investor. In such cases the pro
moters intend to exhibit the patent
issued by the government as proof of
the value of the land."
Hon. David J. Lewis of Maryland,
chairman of the house committee on
labor, wants books admitted to the
parcel post The parcel post law, draft
ed by former Senator Jonathan Bourne
carefully excluded books from the list
of articles mailable by parcel post
Consequently books travel in the mall
under the third class rate, with a four
pound weight limit This throws tie
book carying business to the express
Fortunately, and largely due to the
efforts of Mr. Lewis, the parcel .post
law contains a provision enabling the
postmaster gen iral to change the con
ditions imposed by the law at will. He
can Issue an order with the consent
of the interstate commerce commis-
sion admitting books te the mails at
parcel post rates. This Mr. Lewis
wants him to do, and he has intro
duced in the house a resolution to that
If New Hampshire had on her stat-
The Daily Story
THE DEATH STONE OP MUSU BY JESSIE L. SHARP.
Copyrighted. 19 IS, by Assoclatel Literary Bureau.
Overhead was the Japanese sky of r to a lustrous pcari.
tender blue. In the far distance the ! -what a wonderful eouutryr breatn
snowy peak of Fujiyama seemed paint- j ed Mrs. Martin. "It does not seem that
ed against the horizon, and below at ! anything wrong or wicked could ever
the foot of the terraced bill the waters happen here."
Wi K . Harrington drew a gharp brcatn an(1
conns . ! . . ...
plans to secure patents to mineral
claims in the national forests, forcing
the forest service to adopt some rather
rather stringent regulations for the
protection of the public against fakes.
It is not enough any more for the
prospector to assert that minerals ex
ist in a claim in order to secure a
patent to it. The service now sends
out inspectors under a regulation
adopted "to preserve the integrity of
the national forests and the good
standing of the mining industry." If
the inspector finds that no minerals
exist in the claim a patent is refused.
"Cases are frequent" said Chief For
ester Graves in a recent statement, "of
'wildcat' companies seeking to patent
extensive areas of land barren of min
eral or other value for no other pur-
pore than that of deceiving the inno-
An ocea.i Imt will pu. or a moving-picture
show. Tnere H plenty of
motion at sea. but a w io week with
out the story of a cowboy ia lovo ia
irksome to some folks.
sin, the advocates of conservation
would not be so much concerned about
the suit of the New Hampshire attor
ney-general to reserve to the state the
water power in the streams In the dis
trict proposed to be added to the fed
eral Appalachian forest reserve.
The Wisconsin legislature proceed
ed under the theory that the power in
herent in the fall of water belongs to
the whole people and not to those who
happen to own the banks' of streams.
The law provides that all riparian
rights in streams shall expire in 20
years after the issuance of franchises;
and that the franchises themselves
shall have a life of not over 25 years.
Moreover, any . municipality near a
power plant or the state itself, may
purchase the power plant at cost of
construction less deterioration.
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ful. a place to dream of love or a i ptern fi and phe peemed
happy past or a sweet beckon.ng fu- omelhlng omIn0US ,n It9 set
THE DRAMATIC OUTLOOK
If President Huerta thinks Presi
dent Wilson was not elected by a ma
f Jorlty of the e.-i)le l.e sliouil look up
I the vote in the last electoral college.
1 It was prani-fc' unanimous.
Congressman Richarl P. Hob-ion is
, a candidate for United States s n.uor
from Alabama, and en'orif ins; a hop.)
1 that In thie Instance Hobon's bolce
1 will be the people's choice,
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M' Another conference of ?ovirrars
'.will be held shortly. As Governor
Blease of South Carolina at the last
meeting consigned the conscl'u'ion to
hades there seems to be no further
reason for his attendance.
By working Industriously a chain
of good roads can be completed to
the Pacific coast in time for the Pan
ama Canal exposition, and the inci
dental feat would be quite as worthy
to be celebrated at the main event
Nat Goodwin is conecientlous in 1:1s
statements. He says that to the best
of his recollection he never before
went to Germany for a Uoneymoou.
His score is not yet equal to that of
Henry VIII, but then he keeps no
. family ax.
Signs of mutiny inthe Mexican army
. indicate that Huerta lacks unaiiiiwni
support In his position, Wiiujut
recognition he cannot secue a foreign
, loan and without money he cannot
' pay the army. Out of it all w ill cr.me
,- relief for the Mexican republic, wh.ch
. deserves aid. from the United S'ates,
; In founding a government upon honor,
V, Instead of murder.
COXTIXlI THK VIOLATIONS.
At exactly 8:45 last evening two
motorcycles Indulged in an exciting
race up Second avenue. Had an offi
cer on an outlying beat who was stand
ing; at the corner of Nineteenth street
waiting for a car, stepped out on the
pavement at that particular moment
he would have been run down, as the
motorcycle riders were going at full
speed when they passed.
During the evening automobiles and
motorcycles continued their contempt
for thf ordinances by running at any
old speed and cutting into crowds
waiUug fcr cars. From outlying sec
tions of the city today came reports
that there has been no abatement of
the sped mania. It exists on all the
paved streets, and probably will con
tinue until someihlDg happens that
will bring everybody up standing.
Disregard for requirements as to,
facing the proper direction when stand
ing at the curb is more apparent than
ever. Machines head into the side
walk in the way that best sdits the
owners and the cars are left standing
any old way.
Attention of The Argus has been
called to the fact that teamsters are
as often violators of the traffic ordi
nances as the automobile drivers or
motor riders. "I was in a line of auto
mobiles at Nineteenth street and Sec
ond avenue yesterday afternoon which
were being jiroperly held up during!
the loading and unloading of the street
car," temarked a cit'zen, "but during
ihat time two express wagons were
driven through. The ordinance ought
to be uniformly enforced."
Which is correct. Horse vehicles
pre as often violators of the law in
the matti-r of strict observance of the
law. In fact in ail respects, except
speeding, as machine owners, and are
Just as subject to prosecution.
The laws of the city should be uni
formly enforced, and the head of the
police department may just as well
make up his mind that the people de
mand it 'n the interest of public con
venience and rliblic safety.
There is a broad field for specu
lation in the transition of the drama.
One may well wonder what the out
come will be. . The acting stage today
is in less security than it ever was,
owing to a multitude of causes, the
chief one of which, without any cavil,
is the popularity of the moving picture
as a cheap and sufficient substitute,
in many people's tastes, for the three-
hour play. This Is not to say that the
moving picture has permanently sup
planted the acted drama. That would
be unthinkable, . a most seriously re
grettable evolution. Hut the legitimate
drama is on tenter hooks, the moves of
the managers are speculative, and the
state of the drama more uncertain
than for years.
If there iff a diffusion and a debase
ment of dramatic taste and most cer
tainly there is it would be useless to
try to apportion responsibility between
the producers and the public. Both are
to blame. New and hybrid dramatic
forms, always tending more to light
ness, to frothiness, to evanescence,
have had their ephemeral appeal and
have been productive of returns to the
box office, but at the same time they
have made for deterioration of taste.
The literary play, the play of dis
tinction and purpose, where the Actor's
art is consummate and the play itself
there is a reversal from the shattered
standards of dramatic taste its appeal
will be meager.
The moving picture will continue to
have its profitable clientage, but the
question is unsolved just how much of
that clientage can be won to a division
of preference so that the theater cou
claim a share of the profits to make
its business a dependable thing. This
is, admittedly, a period of pro meeting,
of pulse-feeling, among lrarautists and
impresarios. The ultimate solution
may lie in a reservation to clean-cut
dramatic types. .The play's the thing
after all, so why not have it? Or it
may result in the precipitation of the
drama-loving public toward fewer
theaters, especially in the Targe cen
ters. Those who see in the real play
a form of art which ought to be ele
vated and kept clear of debasing in
fluences wish for an early settlement
of vagrant tastes. It lies with the
managers to give us real drama, and
with the public to support that drama
Slays Wife Despite Child's Plea.
Topeka, Kas., Aug. 2C Newton Ed
son, a- barber at Woodston, Rooks
county, killed his wife and committed
suicide early yesterday while despon
dent over business affairs. A 5-year-
old daughter clung to her mother's
an inspiration, will continue to be skirts and begged her father not to
sought by thoughtful people, but until shoot
"The Young Lady Across the Way'
THK PBOPF.B Pin IT.
Taken as a whole, and with but, few
'. exceptions, the newspapers of all par
ties ere sustaining President Wilson
-ile his attitude toward Mexico. Public
-eentiment Is with him.
j The Bloomington Pantsexaph, con-
v servatire republican, voices general
1 sentiment of rfrens and public when It
" says "te cry for Intervention has
'been started by Americans who have
financial interests in Mexico and who
see the ruination of the'.r interests if
i the present conditions continue much
:.. longer. But private interests should
c! not be placed above the public wel
t fare. The United States has enough
problems within Its borders without
Agoing outride.' President
Wlson has demonstrated that he rec
m ognixes the dangers and pitfalls of
the MVxlcon situation and It seems
.fty-obabie that he will find a
3 peaceful way out of the difflcul
ties ia aplte of efforts from certain
sources to discredit bis policy. To this
end conservative men of ail parties
7 will wish blm success."
Jhe.fi tit iroper ririV It is free
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KISSING GETS SANCTION
OF A HEALTH GUARDIAN
Cnlca-go, Aug. 2G. Kissing now hat
the official approval of Dr. G. B. Young,
Chicago health commissioner.
This ancient institution, which In
the past has frequently been the sub
ject of much unkind comment from
members of the medical profession, has
found a defender Jn the city's chief
health guardian. But in handing down
his decision. Dr. Young was forced to
overrule one of his assistants. Dr. S.
St. Clair Drake, of the sanitary depart
ment, who- was' Inclined to warn the
residents of the city through the week
ly health bulletin that kissing was dan
gerous that is, promiscuous kissing
because of the danger of the spread
The blue pencil vfas applied by Dr.
Young when the article was submitted
to him for approval.
"Kissing Isn't dangerous at all if the
practice is kept within bonds." said
the health commissioner. "Men and
women have been kissing 'since the
world began and I will not raise my
voice against it at this time."
Yincennes, lnd. Martin Farrls, his
wife and daughter, Ora of Princeton
were bound over to the federal grand
Jury on charges of "willfully devising
a scheme to defraud C. H. Paxton of
Defiance, Ohio, and others" through
' matrimonial correspondence."
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There would be but Httle retting
And but few sad faces here
If we didn't keep forgetting.
When our little woes appear.
All the sweetness, all the gladness.
We have had and still may galn
If we set against the sadness
All the Joys our books centaln.
There would be more joy to borroi
And less woo to clear away
' If the sorrows due tomorrow
Were not entered up today;
There would be a small amount of
Idle fretting and lens care
If we kept a full account of
All the Joys we have to share.
"Do you think," he asked her, mere
ly because he didn't have anything"
else to say, "that there is much in
this heredity theory? For instance,
I read somewhere the other day that
if a man's father and . grandfather
were preachers. It would be easy for
him to become a preacher or if one
came from a long line of soldiers it
would be natural for him to pick up
the art of war without much trouble.
The idea seems to be that whatever
a man's ancestors were It would be
easiest for him to be."
"Well," she replied, "I wouldn't be
surprised if there were a good deal
In that theory. I've always noticed
that most men can make monkeys of
themselves without much trouble."
Yet Harrington stood there with, a
grim smile on bis Hps and murder in
his heart. In the doorway of a tiny
hillside temple bis form bulked large
beside the small Japanese guide.
"You are sure?" he asked Taki for
the third time that afternoon.
"Of a most positive sureness." re
sponded Taki, also for the third time.
Harrington turned slowly and went
back into the temple. Six strides car
ried him across to the shrine with its
Image of the sittinz Buddha, cnlm.
peaceful and remote in its attitude of
He did not look up at the image.
His eyes sought the small flat gray
green stone set in the exact center of
the votive table. It was round and.
polished as if with much rubbing.
"If you have lied to me. Taki." he
said sternly to the guide, who had pad
ded softly in his wake, "it will go hard
with you. I am not to be taken in by
ordinary tourist stories."
"That is a truth," assured Taki sol
emnly. "I have myself seen it with
my own eyes."
"The action of the death stone, hon
Harrington suppressed a shudder,
and his voice shook a little aa be mo
tioned to the Japanese.
"Go on, Taki. Tell me about it"
Taki drew a long, hissing breath and
sat down upon his heels. Harrington
leaned agninst the votive table and
gazed moodily down at the green stone.
"A man from my village had an en
emy. He wished him much evil, and
he persuaded his enemy to come to
Musu and to kiss the death stone; said
it would bring much virtue. The ene
my kiss the stone aud fall dead on the
Harrington walked slowly to the door
and went down the crooked path
among the cryptomerins. Presently he
came out on the seashore and made
bis way toward the picturesque little
Uin where he had been stopping.
His host came forward, rubbing his
Crime That Should Be Stopped.
"It beats all," declared the stout
man as he flung the books around on
the miscellaneous counter, "how thesa
cheap skates who want to write books
rush in, the minute any man has
done anything good, and try to imi
tate it. I'm a lover of literature my
self, and I hate to see it abused this
way. The publishers ought to have
more Bene? and more decency "than to
help the Jokers along the way they
do. Here's come dub by the name of
La Fontaine who's brought out a book
of fables, just because George Ade'a
made a hit in that line."
hnnds with ill concenleil pleasure.
Why Borrow Trouble?
"Would you be willing," he asked,
"to go out in the world and work to
support me and the children if we get
married and I was to become a help
"Well, I don't know," the beautiful
maiden replied. "But as long as your
uncle thinks of making you his. heir
and keeps faling in health and doesn't
get married to his nurse or Bomebody
else who wants the money, what's the
use of borrowing trouble?" 4 .
"Have any buz
zing in your
ears?" asked the
doctor, who was
trying to diagnose
Mr. Henpeck, "not
except when I
have to stay in the house."
' - In New York.
"Ton say you have to get up early
In order to reach your office before
noon? Why, I thought you lived in a
fiat within a few minutes' ride of the
business section of town."
"I do, but you see my office is on
the one hundred and twenty-seventh
floor of our newest tall building.''-
If every book the writers write
Were faultless In all Ways,
And If the dramatists wrote none
But flawless, perfect plays.
If all the pictures painters paint
Reached grand perfection, too
If blemishes might ne'er be found.
What would some critics do?
"There are some things abou
erty that are not so bad."
"I know it. Poor people hardly ever
have to go through the experience of
getting back Into working trim aft
er being away on vacations."
, Word to the Unwise.
Bew&re of the "good thing" that
comes to your door and tries to break
"Ton can never tell bow a bov
goin? to turn out"
"No, yon can't"
The young lady across the way says she saw In the oaner that the nresl- wt,m ',7.1 T
dent had appointed a persona non grata to Mexico but she supposed It would he's the president of 4 raUroad now"
b made permanent later IT it proved acceptable to the Mexicans. i Birmingham Ace-Hera'rt
"My lord will not dine alone to
night," he said, smiling. "Other Amer
ican gentlemen and Indies will honor
my worthless bouse."
Harrington smiled absently, and then
as a sudden thought blazed its way
through the dark chaos of his uiiud he
"Those new people what are their
"Alas, it has escaped my wretched
memory." lamented Chenyo, "but one
is a tall gentleman of reddish hair and
"Gray.roii himself. At last'." mutter
ed Harrington, and be hurried away to
his tiny room, where r servant was in
waiting with watr for hi.j batb.
When he emerged au hour later he
was clothed iu spotless white, and,
cool, refreshed and handsome, he was
warmly welcomed by the little party
of Americans dining'on the veranda.
"Dick Harrington, by all that's
good!" shouted James Grayson, spring
ing up and grasping Harrington's re
luctant hand. "Prisciila, here Is an
old friend. You remember Prisciila,
eh, Dick';" Graysou laughed heartily
as his pretty wife arose and shook
bands with the grave eyed man.
"Yes, I remember' Mrs. Grayson."
rumbled Harrington's deep voice, aud
the pretty color which had graced Pris
ilila's cheeks faded aud left a startled
Prisciila Grayson had nearly loved
Dick Harrington once upon a time.
Then Graysou had come and swept
her heart into his own keeping. She
had never forgotten Harrington's white
hot anger, his bitter despair and his
denunciation of Graysou. who seemed
quite unconscious of playing traitor to
Harrington had waited his time.
Some day, he told himself, there woull
come the opportunity to pay back
Grayson for his treachery. A kindly
fate must bring them together, and
then let Grayson look out for himself.
So Harrington had nursed his hatred
and Jealousy through a bitter year of
restless wandering from one country
to another, nowhere finding comfort
or peace for bis troubled heart. A few
weeks ago, when he first came to Ja
pan, be heard that the Graysons were
in Tokyo. When Taki. bis guide, bad
told him the story of the death stone
of Musu it had entered Harrington's
mind to lure Grayson here, and well,
the death stone would do the rest
It was something of a shock for blm
to find that the Graysons bad come to
Musu without ft lure of any sort save
the beauty of Its sloping hillsides and
the exquisite pictures of sea and land
and sky at sunrise and sunset. James
Grayson was a landscape painter, and
Musu had drawn blm to paint her
Now, as they gathered. around the t--ble,
Harrington, the two Graysons and
a bride and groom from San Francisco, j
the Martins, there was little bint of
the tragedy that lurked behind Har-
ringtouj's pleasantries. Prisciila quite
forgot her nervousness and laughed
and Jested with ber old lover, never
knowing that each light reference to
the past was liko a stab wound in his
heart. His lips grew white, and there
was a tense look about his mouth
when they arose from the table.
An idle evening followed. They
walked on the sands and stood speech
Jess in the glory of the sunset. They
saw the- moon rise over the distant
peak of Fujiyama, and they were
dumb when the moon's rays fell on the
sacred mountain and turned the crest
Prisciila Grayson may
for she looked at his
sion, for she suddenly complained of
the cold and urged her l usband to re
turn to the inn. The Martins soon
followed, and Harrington was left alone
with his bitterness of spirit ,
The moon swung high in the neav- j,
ens when a step sounded on the sand
"By Jove. I'd like to palut this!" cried
Graysou's cordial voice.
"Wait until you see the temple." re
marked Harrington deliberately.
Grayson sprang up. "Let's go there
Harrington got upon bis feet and
slowly led the way along the crooked
path under the black shadows af the
cryptomerias. On reaching the temple
Harrington pushed open the polished
cedar door aud held it wide for Gray
son to follow him. It was dim and
fragrant In there. A candle was burn
lug low before the altar. Some in
cense sticks were glowing red on the
votive table. When their eyes had
grown accustomed to the darkness
they perceived the mighty image of
the Buddha in the recess.
Presently they moved as by one ac
cord and crossed to the votive table.
While Grayson's eyes sought the face
of the Buddha. Harrington's burning
gaze was fixed on the death stone set
in the table. The vase of incense
sticks stood near, and the red glow
from the burning sticks shone down
and revealed the dull gray green
"I wish I wish I could paint thie
I just as it is. r.ut it isn't in my line.
as you say. breathed Grayson, bring
ing his eyes down to meet those of the
Harrington smiled stiffly.
"If you want to attain your desires,
old man. all you have to do is to kiss
the wishing stone there," he said awk
wardly. "Well, here goes. Dock! I shall wish
for the genius to paint the temple as
it is. Looks as idiotic as kissing the
blarney stone, eh?" Grayson laughed,
bent swiftly and would have pressed
his lips to the death stone had not
Harrington's baud snatched him back.
"Don't I" he cried sharply, placing
himself before the table. "You don't
know what you are doing, Jim."
Grayson smiled queerly.
"I happen to be acquainted with the
death store of Musu," bo said quietly.
There followed a long silence. There
was no sound save Harrington's deep
agonized breathing. The smoke of
the burning incense swirled upward
and was lost in the darkness above
the table. The face of the Buddha
looked down upon them from the lotus
"I did not know. I never suspected
until tonight. Dick. I am sorry.",said
Jim Grayson at last, and his hand rest
ed ou the shoulder of the man who
had lured him to death and then
snatched him away at the fatal mo
Harrington slowly lifted bis bead
aud looked at his successful rival.
Grayson read iu his eyes all the pain
and suffering he had undergone during
the past two years, and a great pity
filled his heart.
"I don't bin me you, Harrington. I
would have done the same thing under
the same circumstance's." he muttered.
"Come down to the shore and tell me
all about it."
Without a-word they went away
and sat down on the silver sands.
They talked until the gray dawn pearl
ed the east, and Prisciila came to the
veranda of the inn. wan and fright
ened, looking for ber husband.
She saw Grayson and Dick Harring
ton standing shoulder to shoulder
talking as only intimate friends may
talk. She saw them part with a long
pressure of hands and her husband's
affectionate slap on the other's shoul
der. "Harrington has been called home to
put his shoulder to the wheel of busi
ness." he explained to Prisciila. but she
guessed that somehow Dick ' Harring
ton bad recovered his manhood, and
she was glad.
Taki. the guide, came running to
them. "My lord. Harrington has gone
away' he said anxiously. "Perhaps
he was offended that I could not tell
the straight truth."
"You did not tell Mr. Harrington
that the death stone bad been stolen
years ago and that the stone in the
temple Is merely a bit of old Jade
placed there to deceive the unwary?"
"I meant to undeceive him, sir; of a
Eureness I did.'"
"Never mind, Taki: the tale bs
served its purpose. You - will never
know how or why, but a good man
has found hl.nself again. Mr. Har
rington bade me give you this." He
tossed a silver coin toward the Japan
ese and went inside, where Prisciila
was waiting fur him.
Aug. 26 in American
1S6.' General W. W. Averell's Feder.
al cavalry was repulsed In an at
tack. on a Confederate stockade a'
White Sulphur Springs. W. - Va.
The' Confederates were a detach
ment from General Sam Jones'
1871 Charles Scribner, founder of the
publishing house bearing his name
and of the original Scribner's Mag
azine, afterward the Century, died;
lS&t The Wilson tariff bill became a
law without the" president' ap-