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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEFBER 3, 1913.
Published dsJly at 1624 Second ave
nue. Rock JMand, 111. (Entered at the
pOfctonW ati ;c.rid-3las matter.)
Rook lala.d Member ( the AiwHttJ
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Wednesday, September 3, 1913.
The Projects to Be
Follewing are the propositions to be
voted for at the special election Sept.
11, which separately and collectively
promise for Rock Island's improve
ment, development and expansion, and
very one of which Is entitled to the
approval of the voters:
Purchase of Island City baseball
park, 11 acres, $20.C0O; eight-year
Construction of elevated tank at
reservoir station, $22,000; 10-year
Flooring of Rock river bridges
with concrete, $3,000; five-year
Installation of police alarm sys
tem, 110,000; 10-year bonds.
Extension cf water mains along
Eighteenth avenue from Twenty
fourth to Fifteenth street, and in
nswly annexed territory, $17,000;
Erection of new fire station in
new'y annexed territory and ex
tension cf fire alarm system In
that district, $1C,C0O.
Annexation of a further strip of
territory In South Rock Island,
runnlrg from the city limits to
Brashar street, south, and from
Twelfth street west to the Missis
sippi river, exclusive of the tract
already made a part of the city.
Last day of replstra'Ion tomorrow.
Join the pioneers at the Tower to
morrow. The women who desire to vote Sept.
11 should register tomorrow.
i ne worm moves onward and up
ward. Look a: the extent to which
the fly hag been swatted in 1913.
The first hip benefit of the strained
, relations fall to Mexico. It is going
to stop fllaying our ragtime music.
The official weather prophet may be
a poor guesaer this year, but he is
entitled to the credit of ood inten
The weather man seems to have
r . been basing his forecasts of late like
some physicians diagnose sickness
on the strength of remote symptoms
rather than indisputable conditions.
The death toll from automobile acci
' dents in Chicago so far thfs year Is
' ' 107. Will the reckless disregard for
'"l the ordinances in Rock Island cou-
Unue until we count the dead here,
Although there Is no present likeli
hood of the United States and Mexico
" becoming Involved in war. Interest is
Just now centered on the turbulent re
public to the south of us. Mexico
comprises an area of ""07,310 square
miles, or about hrtse times the size
of Texas, at the Inst census having a
. population vt 12.o7S.Oui, and at the
time of the insirrec'ion had an army
numbering 1 "0,7 1 men, which pcr--:
haps is an exaggeration, and military
ft men now claim that 'n case of trouble
j? with America it could command an
J army of UOO.utfO, and it has perhaps a
S half dozen battleships. The country
is mouti'ainoti. mining f gold and
S silver being its principal industry, but
U farming Is selected and in a crude
xj state cf development. Tropical fruits1
S abound In most sections of the coun-
X About IS per cent of the population
'? Is of European descent; 39 per cent
. India and 43 per cent mixed. Only
a small proportion of the natives or
Indians are thoroughly civilized, but
w'ueu educated and cultured they oo
cupy a high position and are accepted
Jt 4a marriage and social intercourse
with the highest families of the Span-
1 The prevailing religion is Catholic,
S but church and state are separate and
j toleration of all religions is rcco
H The capl'al. the City of Mexico, is
a situated about midway of the conn
s' try north and south and near the coast
of the Gulf of Mexico. It is one of the
celebrated cities of the world in the
way of fine buildings and luxurious en
joyment of Its leading citizens, its
hietory datir.g back before the dis
covery of America. It has the largest
and finest Catholic cathedral in the
new world, and it has the greatest
-i; drainage system and one of the most
S remarkable engineering achievements
2 In the world, w hlch comprises a canal
? 43 miles long part of which passes
through a tunnel six miles in length.
whereby tie sewage of the city Is dis
charged Into the valley of the Teqntx-alac.
' FOR ( or RT REFORMS.
, la the picturesque metropolis of
Canada a distinguished gathering oC
lawyers from the United States Is
working upon plans for the promotion
of greater harmony and some ap
proach to uniformity in the procedure
of American courts. Federal and
state judges are taking advantage of
the annual meeting of the American
Bar association at Montreal to seek
some practical means of reforming the
rules of pleading and practice in the
courts of the United States and of the
The goal which these eminent law
yers and Jurists hope to reach, in t!
end, is a reform and greatly simpli
fied and modernized system of trans
acting legal business in the courts ot
all civil divisions of the American re
public. They aim to set in motion
forces which will continue active un
til the law's delays shall have been
much lessened, the expense of litiga
tion greatly diminished, and the dif-
lerences in procedure between . the
courts of various states and sections
This movement aims to accomplish
one of the most important of the re
forms sought by progressive- and en
lightened Americans. It will make
the courts stronger, as it gains
ground, and better assured of the en
tire loyalty and confidence of the peo
ple. It will serve the ends of Justice
and promote good government. Enor
mous waste of time and money will he
Hitherto the lawyers of the United
States have been accused of being
chiefly to blame for the excessive de
lays and costs of court procedure. If
the American Bar association can re
move this reproach from the legal
profession it will earn the praise of
far-seeing lawyers and laymen alike.
ORIGINATED WITH THE PEOPLE.
The cause for the special election to
be held in Rock Island one week from
tomorrow originated with the people.
It is therefore a sort of tryout of the
initiative and referendum program. It
was in response to a petition signed
by nearly 1,000 of the citizenship of
Rock Island, sustained by a number
of organizations, asking that the city
take over under purchase and hold for
all time as an athletic field, playground
and baseball park the tract of land of
which Island City park is a small part,
that the commission decided to call
Feeling on the one hand that a pe
tition of such magnitude and of such
a nature could not be ignored, embrac
ing as It does not only Individuals tut
a number of the leading organizations
of the city, including the Elks, Eagles,
Knights cf Columbus and the Tri-City
Federation of Labor, and on the other
hand that It could not legally proceed
under the commission foiin of govern
ment without submitting it to the peo
ple, the idea of a special election pre
sented iteslf. It was in the discussion
of this, the referendum phase of tjie
purchase, that the other proposi
tions developed. Inasmuch as the ex
pense of a special election was tin
avoidable in the face of the petition
and the requirements of the law, why
not give the people a chance to pass
on the other essentials at the same
time, argued the commissioners. The
desire of the people residing in an
other section of South Rock Island to
come in, as had their neighbors at the
last election, was taken into consid
eration. Why not have the petitions
for further territorial annexation sub
mitted at the same time?
Then came up the question of water
and fire protection to those newcom
ers, and notwithstanding that all of
the bond iESue pertaining to the water
supply is to be met out of the funds
of the department, it is necessary to
have the people pass upon it. So that
was included, and the commission
ers got to figuring on other necessi
ties, and before they knew it what
they all had in mind mounted to the
aggregate of $240,000.
And right here, let it in justice to
the commissioners be explained that
the commissioners did not for a mo
tnent have any idea of putting any
such proposition up to the people. The
newspapers, in their desire to keep the
public posted, referred from time to
time to the progress of the commis
sioners in determining what they
would like to have go into the bond
issue proposition, and it would be a
great outrage upon the commissioners
to hold them accountable for contem
plating seriously what was published
in a casual way during the course of
their deliberations. At all events, the
whole issue for all purposes, including
the $39,000 for waterworks improve
ments and extensions, and which Is
not a tax and will not be a tax, was
whittled down to $90,000, and 8,fter
proceeding with the essential formali
ties to put the matter rightly before
the people, the special election was
So that wha? started the whole prop
osition was the petition of 1,000 citi
zens asking that the el'y acquire the
tract of 11 acres situated on Eighteenth
avenue and running north on Ninth
street and of which Island City ball
park is the smaller part, and hold the
same for all time for athletic, play
ground, and baseball purposes. TVese
petitions of citizens, as said, were
backed by formal resolutions from a
number of societies in the city who
cons'der be city would be guilty of a
great oversight if it did not take advan
tage of the opportunity afforded to
insure to the present and the future
the advantages that other cities pos
sess for the athletic development of
tie youth, and the recreation for the
children, as well as the enjoyment and
amusement of the older folks,
(Burlington Gaiette.) 1
The movement ot Congressman
Clyde H. Tavenner, from the Illinois
district across the river, to place that
district permanently .on the map
should attract much attention all over
the country, as it undoubtedly will.
In Mr. Tavenner'a district is the
famous Rock Island arsenal, a most
valuable tract of land owned by the
government and fairly well equipped
with large and valuable buildings, al
ready devoted to the manufacture ot
articles required for army use.
These grounds are not only com
modious but convenient for every pur
pose required. Ample in dimensions for
the employment of thousands of men,
with every advantage in a transpp na
tion way that could be required or
necessary, it has the possibilities for
a government manufacturing depot
that few locations enjoy.
In short, It is a model manufactur
ing site, central in location, and
already under the care and ad
ministration of the government
The goverment already owns and op
erates it. No other location could be
put into such excellent use so econom
ically or so permanently as this gov
ernment owned tract of land. It is
out of reach of speculators and beyond
the control of corporations. In short,
is a perfect location for such a pur
pose as is already in possession of
Mr. Tavenner has introduced six dif
ferent measures asking congress to
make appropriations to make Rock
Island one of the largest and most
modern arsenals now in operation. He
will show congress how, on an invest
ment of a paltry million dollars, at
least $4,000,000 can be saved each
year in the manufacture of shrapnel,
cartridges, army rifles, artillery cais
sons and other munitions of war.
Army department heads are out
spoken in their opinions of the enor
mous eavings the government can
make in undertaking to produce these
requirements of our army. Compari
sons with the present demands of pri
vate contractors and the cost of pro
duction by the government is the best
argument Mr. Tavenner uses. He shows ;
where a 6aving of $4,000,000 a year
can be effected by an expenditure by
the government of but a million dollars.
For instance, with its limited ma
chinery, it costs $2,341 to build a gun
carriage and caisson at the Rock Is
land arsenal, while for the same V'ng
the government is paying private con
tractors $3,2G8. And the same vari
ation exists in the production of other
munitions of war.
The program of the war department
callB for $20,000,000 worth of field ar
tillery and ammunition. Why not
equip the government owned arsenals
bo they can do this work, when they
can save1 this branch of the service
from 23 to 3ft per cent on all the work
they can do?
Congressman Tavenner has under
taken a great work and if he can in
augurate this great economical meas
ure he will make of himseif not only
WORKERS GIVEN $150,000
BY THEIR LATE EMPLOYER
South Bend, Ind., Sept. 3. A total
of $150,000 was yesterday distributed
among 150 employes of George Wy
mag. & Co. and several close friends
as an appreciation of the worth in
-which the late George Wyman held
his employes and associates. The
gift was made by Mrs. Clara L. Wy
man in fulfillment of a wish by the
merchant shortly before his death.
In the distribution of the money Mr.
Wyman did not consider length of
service, but aimed to place the money
with those persona to whom the most
good would result.
Yonkers, N. V, Sept. 3. Thirty-five
hundred men and women employed
'The Young Lady
1 BS . 'l
ill iiifii i r i
half-Jocularly asked the young Udy across the way It one of the
young gentlemen calling upon her was not suffering, from the exasgerated
ego. and (he said ahe guessed not, as he talked about fcimself practically all
the time and she was ore he'd mention it if be had the slightest thing the
matter with him.
a most valuable congressman in' that
body, but a valuable one to hi3 dis
Congressman Clyde H. Tavenner of
the Fourteenth district of Illinois has
prepared bills providing for increasing
the manufacturing facilities of the
Rock Island arsenal. The bills call for
an appropriation of $1,030,000 for the
equipping of the manufacturing plant.
Mr. Tavenner declares that it will
be possible for the government to save
one-fourth to one-third on the cost of
small arms cartridges and one-third to
one-half on the cost of gun carriages
it these axe manufactured by the gov
ernment instead of being purchased
from private manufacturers. In oth
er words, considering the amount the
government expends for equipment and
supplies of this kind each year, Mr.
Tavenner declares the i aving would
pay for the Improvements at the island
In 18 months and the government
would have a plant capable of supply
ing practically all of its needs.
If the proposed measures are given
approval by congress and the presi
dent, they will result in a large in
crease in the number of employes at
the island. It is this phase of the mat
ter that is of chief local concern. Each
of the three cities Davenport, Rock
Island and Moline would be benefited
by the expansion at the island.
The commercial and other organiza
tions ought to get hack of Mr. Taven
ner'a proposals and push them with
all the force at their command. That
there will be or position to the plans
may he accepted as certain. There
will be opposition from those manu
facturers who are now supplying the
government. There will also be of
ficial opposition, and it will be this
latter opposition that will be most dif
flcult to meet
The argument of some of the officials
of the war department is that t&e gov
ernment should not manufacture all
the war materials it needs even In
time of peace for the reason that by
buying a part of the government's sup
plies even though at higher cost
from private manufacturers the gov
ernment thus induces private manu
facturers to maintain working plants
which. In time of war, would be of the
greatest value to the government in
increasing the available supply of war
material to meet the sudden demand
It is this argument that the Tavenner
proposals will meet in head-on collis
ion. It will be necessary to show that
in time of war the arsenal plant as
proposed co'ild keep up with the de
mands of an expanded army. Whether
it could do so or not is a matter of de
tailed facts which would have to be
The foregoing Is sufficient to show
that if Mr. Tavenner is able to get his
bills through congress he will have to
have much support from tri-city organ
izations, and these must- not depend
on generalities, but must appeaf at
the hearings, if any are held, equipped
with all the datathat can be secured
that has a bearing on the subject,
by the Alexander Smith & Sons' Car
pet company of this city were made
happy yesterday by tne distribution ot
bonuses aggregating $82,000.
Employes of ten years' standing re
ceived checks for an amount equal to
10 per cent of their earnings during
the six months ended June 30. Those
who have been in the company's em
ploy between five and ten years got
checks for 5 per cent of their wages
'during the six month period.
Train Kills Automobilist.
Kankakee, 111., Sept. 3. Martin
Brockaway, when driving in his auto
mobile near Momence yesterday, was
run down and instantly killed by a
passenger train at the C. I. & S. cross
ing. The car was' utterly demolished.
Across the Way
fe GIRLS WO
The laundry girls go striking-; they oft
leave us In the lurch;
The Choir Ladles' Union wants a higher
scale In church;
The sewing- girls are striking', and decline
The waitresses, assembled In their lodge,
refuse to wait.
As the days go rolling on
Girls keep striking pro and con
Oh, cursed spite, that matters should
have come to such a state.
The - lady cooks are putting down their
ladles, and, alas'.
The lady clerks may strike before an
otWr week shall pass;
Posterity will look upon this as a strik
The chorus girls are unionised, they're
marching from the stage
As the days go rolling on '
Girls keep striking pro and con:
Ths time Is sadly out of joint, and strik
ing Is the rage.
The chambermaids are striking; the
stenographers, no doubt.
Will next be forming unions so that they,
too, may walk out;
But the summer girls are loyal, they
are charming still and gay;
They are flirting on the beaches, they
are splashing in the spray!
As the days go rolling on
Girls keep striking pro and con-
But the summer girls are busy In
same old way.
. How He Spunked Up.
"Josiah," exclaimed Mrs. Henpeck,
who had endeavored without success
to convince the conductor that their
Charley, who has been shaving regu
larly twice a week sincte last April,
was. only eix years old. "Josiah," 6he
exclaimed, "are you going to set there
and let this man talk back to me this
way? Why don't you spunk up?"
Suddenly arousing himself as If
from a trance, Mr. Henpeck said:
"Stop addressing your insulting re
marks to my wife, sir. I want you to
understand, sir, that If any member
cf thin family is to be talked down it
is me, sir do vou understand? Me!
Thero, Maria, how do you like that
for spunkin' up, eh?"
A boy, five years of age. who had
recently become the brother of an
other little boy, was sent to the
grocery the other day to get some
loaf sugar. By mistake the grocer
gave him granulated, and the boy was
sect back to have it changed.
"How do you like your new broth
er?" asked the grocer, as he was
weighing out the right kind of sugar.
"Oh, I don't like him very much,"
the littlw fellow answered. "He cries
all the time."
"Why don't you change him, then,
as you do the sugar?"
"We can't change him now, 'cause
we've used him three days."
The Pearl Fisher.
Emtlh dug up mussels from the stream;
"Some day. perhaps," said he,
"I'll And a pearl Inside of one
That shall bring wealth to me."
Jones worked away year after year
And added to his store.
And people envied him who saw
The happy smile he wore.
One day Smith, who was old and poor.
Cried out. "Behold: Behold:"
The pearl that he had four.d was worth
Ten ttmes Its weight In gold.
Jones lookeil. and envied Smith his luck.
And Smith, with head a-whlrl.
Forgot that Jones' store was worth
A thousand times the peart.
I often heah people say they have
to go away by themselves to think,
don't you know. It's so funny. I can
think Just as well wight in a cwowd
ss I can anywheh else."
"Tes," she amwered after deciding
not to say it, "but you must remem
ber that you are so different from
The man who is a stepfather has
one important advantage. His wife
can't set up the claim that the children
Inherited all their disagreeable traits
"She has married a wondr rful chess
"Urn. Does ahe expect to support
bin, cr has he inherited money?"
condncTopw Maom, tni; twa lootts
older than three years. Motiisr Tes.
Indeetl he does, conductor. That cfcf'.i
has Dad a lot of rronble.-EveryboJy s.
Sincerity- deep, grnuire s'licerity
la the first characteristic of ail men la
any way heroic
4 t, i
The Daily Story
TWO YELLOW EYES BY ADELAIDE BURNHAM.
Copyrighted. . by Associate Literary' Bureau
The Hendersons were writing a book I
on "The Fauna and the Flora of the !
Himalayas," and they were occupying
a whitewashed bungalow on the edge
of the Jungle five miles beyond Simla.
Sylvla Bradley, Mrs. Henderson's sls-
ter. was acting as private secretary to ;
that talented lady, while Robert Orth- i
man fulfilled the same duties for John j
Mrs. Henderson and Sylvia engaged
themsolves with botanizing expedi
tions, surrounded by a capable native
guard, while the two men carried guns
and notebooks into the jungle and met
with several thrilling adventures. The
book was progressing well In spite of
the blistering heat that shortened the j
working days to minimum hours,
when a little party of American friends
who were touring India came up from
Simla for the night
"Bobby Orthman with you?" asked
Mr. Delafleld, as he strolled aronnd the
compound with his host after dinner.
"First rate," cried Henderson.
"They say he's something of a molly
coddle in spite of bis six feet two bulk.
Wouldn't stand for hazing at college
and they say has a deadly fear of wild
animals," salu Delafleld.
Henderson started ever so slightly.
"Doesn't look like deadly fear when
he' enters the jungle with me every
day," retorted Henderson obstinately.
"Humph! Not much danger around
here. The jungle has been pretty
thoroughly beaten, they tell me, and,
besides, your native fellows can take
care of you."
"Shall we join the ladies?" asked
Henderson abruptly, and so the conver
sation ended. But after the guests
Had departed the seeds of distrust
own by Delafleld sprouted in Hen
r?erson's mind, and one evening Hen
derson confided the story to his wife
find sister-in-law, hoping they would (
rout nis suspicions wltu their warm
defense of Bobby Orthman.
But Mrs. Delafleld bad been gossip
ing, too, and Maud Henderson and her
sister, who were hero worshipers, had
eomehow changed their opinion of
Bobby Orthman overnight It wasn't
a fair or loyal thing to do, but because
THE TIGKR CAM It IN A FLYING LEAF.
they liked him so well, Sylvia especial
ly, they were vexed at this flaw Id
their idol of young manhood.
They expressed themselves vigorous
ly to this effect, and the idol of young
manhood happened to be taking a sies
ta in his own riin off the east veran
da and beard every word of the con
versation before he realized that he
bad been eavesdropping.
. Then he Jumped up. bad a bath and
got into clean linen clothes, and, leav
ing the compound by the west gate,
he wont up to Juppor hill to have it
out with himself.
He sat down on the scattered rocks
and stared at the sunset an amber
sea of clouds beyond the Jagged peaks.
Bobby Orthman was proud, and bis
soul writhed when he remembered Syl
via's light laa-;h of disdain as they
discussed him. His hands clinched un
til the bronzed knuckles showed white
and his strong teeth bit hard into bis
Sylvia, whom he loved he was only
waiting a favorable opportunity to
tell her-:8ylvla thought blm a coward!
If she only knew!
At the compound gate he found bis
own servant. Mitti Tnndurl, convers
ing excitedly with the other servants.
"What Is the trouble, Mitti?" he
"Ah, sablb. a tiger bas appeared In
the village beyond. Last night 1 car
ried away the wife of my Cousin
Bobby leanel. white and shaking,
against the gate. He could bave killed
himself for this weakness. When be
sat down ut table his air was eon- 1
strained, ana aftr Henderson Hid
heard the story of the tiger from Mlt- j
tl s eager lips tie understood what ailed
"How dreadful!" shuddered Sylvia,
with blanched lips. "1 hope it won't
come sny nearer ns. Can't you go out
and slioot it. Jack'"
"I'll try." said Henderson grimly.
"Anjar better strengthen the stockade
tomorrow and see that the gates "are
locked cfter sundown. I suppose thU
is an end to your rambles for the pros
"It is'" returned Mrs. Henderson de
cidedly. "We can work on the book.
There's enough to do nt home nnt.l you
estertuinste that beast."
"Atiii you. Jack yuu v. T.I continue to
go to the jungle every day?" asked
How about you. Orth-
! Certainly." said Bobby gravely, but
i be knew that his face was like death
j and that Ills hands shook.
I Sylvia thought him a coward, and he
was too proud to explain to ber that
his childhood had been spent in India
and that whon but a tiny lad he had
been carried away from his nurse by a
User. Ouly his father's bravery had
1 Ol'oil lit UfA Hilt hi ai-ma hrMBt-
stlil bore the scars of savage teeth.
After dinucr he sat filone on the re-'
randa. for the others were gathered
around the himp in the living room
reading papers from home.
There was a soft murmur of voices
from the servants' quarters, and then
silence broke now nnd then by the
bark of a dog or the cry of some
Bobby thought he was alone out
there, but he had a companion near by.
A queer thrill down his spine followed
a movement in the shade of a deodar
tree near the closed gate. Bobby was
conscious ot being watched. He
glanced around at the wire acreeoed
window; neither Sylvia nor her brother-in-law
had looked his way. He was
alone on the veranda, but not alone In
Straight ahead, under the deep
Mack shadow ef the deodar tree, there
shone two round yellow lights. They
were, perhaps, fourteen Inches opart
and they moved slowly toward him in
He struck a match sharply, and the .
eyes receded before the sudden flare of
light. While he held the match to his
empty pipe. h spoke hoarsely to the
man within the room:
"Henderson! Close your wooden
shutters. Get a line on him If you
can. I'll draw him off."
Thus calmly. Bobby Orthman. the
coward, proceeded to throw himself in
the way of a man eating tiger in order
to save the girl he loved and the ones
that she loved.
He went quietly down the steps,
scratching matches as he did so; the
eyes remained stationary tinder the
deodar. Unless Henderson got his
shutters closed in time and brought the
gun the boast would soon lose his curi
osity about the flaring matches and
bring his prey to the ground. If Bob
by Orthman dodged into the bungalow
the tiger would rush the nearest open
window or ravage the fragile quartera
of the servants In the rear.
Henderson was slamming shutters. -The
tiger uttered an earth shaking
growl aud leaped forward. Bobby
Orthman dodged aside, but he heard
the heavy thud as the beast's padded
paws struck the ground beside him.
Bobby darted toward the deodar tree,
knowing that the tiger must follow
hlra across the streak of light from the
hall window. If Henderson could get
in his shot while the tiger crossed the
lighted streak Bobby might escape.
In two bounds the tiger had regain
ed the tree and Bobby was fleeing
across the strenk of light
Suddenly lie turned and waited. Hen-
I derson wns too late. He might as well
have it over with now. There would
be no one to care nnd his honor would
be vindicated. They could never call
him a coward again. He smiled at the
yellow lights creeping stealthily toward
him. No one would ever know how he
had accepted Henderson's offer to go
into the Jtincle in order to face the
Jungle bensts nnd try to subdue that
fenr In his heart. Well, God knew, and
he knew himself.
The tiger came In a flying leap that
showed his huge body against the star
As he crossed the streak of light
there came two shots in quick succes
sion, and then there remained In the
shadow a writhing mass that present
ly resolved Into two quiet forms.
After that pandemonium reigned In
the compound. Henderson and a whlta
lipped Sylvia, with other assistance,
found Bobby's unconscious form be
neath the dead bulk of the tiger.
"Did you notice? His arms were
folded!" sobbed' Sylvia in Henderson's
He nodded. "His face was toward
the enemy, too," he said remorsefully,
"lie had the stun in him, Sylvia, only
wc didn't understand blm. God knows
1 am sorry."
Sylvia was caressing Bobby's blood
stained face, and sbe was surprised
when he opened bis eyes and smiled at '
her with wonderful sweetness.
"Don't be t'jo kind to me, Sylvia, if
you don't mean II." he whispered. "I'm
not going to die yet I'm only scratch
ed and bruised a little where the beast
fell on me. Don't be kind uulcss yon
"I must be kind. Bobby, dear." whis
pered Sylvia, making amends for her
doubt of him; "I must be kind to you
because I lovt you sol"
"If yoa love me." grinned Bobby,
"you may kiss a coward."
"A hero," amended Sylvia, proceed
ing to take advantage of Bobby's per
mission. And the striped skin of the yellow
eyed monster became part of the fur
nishltg of their home. ' . j
Sept 3 in American
1752 "New style" calendar adopted:
eleven days added, naklng Sept 3
"old style." Sept. 14 "new Btyle."
1 CQ 1 ft 1 . . P. Rlirt!aMA
izyji trut.iai 41111.11 vac -1. uoiuc,
C. S. A., noted Federal command
er In the civil war, died: born 1824.
1907 General Pleasant Porter, chief
of the Creek Indian Nation, died at
Vlnlta. I.T.; born UO. .
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