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HE MIDDLEBURY REGISTER.
AUGUST 27, 1909
Vrould build you up, increate your
weight, (trengthen your weak
throat and iung and put you in
condition for next vrinter, you
Would begin taking it now.
Tke lt la little cold aUk or wter
50c and $1.00. All Drufigisu;
F. M. CuosBY. Managi.no Editor.
The Fair is here at last ; Hooray !
The fact that a Shushan, N. Y., man
has recently sold a horse for $1000
dofsn't indicate that the automobile
has a monopoly just yt-t.
The funny man of the Rutland News
h , s, "A Danby man got awfully thirsty
ur i drank a lot of wood alcohol last
Fi.'lay. The funeral was Monriay. As
lar as can lic drtermine 1. his throat
r-t '1 bums. " It cured th' man of drink
Birmmgham. N. Y.. lad is dead
lr im a revolver shot fiml by a girl of
fiftecn who "did not know it was load
cl.'' Prnl.aliK nothing can ever be doni'
h will whnllj prevent such traged
ies, but it is mig'hty bad business fool
i V with a rtvolver whethr loaded or
Uovernnn nt and state troops waged
m,mic warfaiv around Boston last
vwek but strange to relate it will not be
k"ovn until some time next winter
whether the city was captured or the
i vading army repulsed. In real war
tre result would have been decided on
Ihe spot without the services of an um
pire to decide who won the victory.
Lnoks to us a good deal like boys' play.
It is rather tough on a Chinaman even
io be denied entrance to the United
States after holding citizenship papers
for thirty-five years, but this happened
to one Kwang Lee of San Francisco last
week, when by the action of the United
States District Court certificates of
raturalization issued by the court of
efiminal correction of St. Louis in 1874
Jack Johnson, the heavyweight col
ored pugilist, was refused accomoda
tibns in a hotel at Salt Lake City last
week and now brings suitTfor $25,000
damages, alleging he was discriminated
against on account of his color. No
Burlington paper has as yet been sued
for what waspublishedanent the coming
of the colored troopers to Fort Ethan
The poem, or rhyme or whatever it
may be called entitled "The Country
Fair," which appears in this week's
Register- is not a Middlebury production,
as was the one printed last week, in
fact it was "lifted" bodily from the
Northfield News. It is rather good on
the whole and is very timely just now
as the Addison County Fair is in full
blast, bigger and better than ever be
fore, and that means something, as it
was always head and shoulders above
any of the rest of them.
Those who contemplate taking to the
voods during the hunting.season, which
opens September first, should bear in
mirid the fact that in order to keep out
of trouble with the game wardens it
will be necessary to procure a hunter's
license. The license may be procured
of the town clerk and will cost a resi
dent Vermont fifty cents, while a non
resident or alien will have to pay fif
teen dollars, together with the clerk's
fee of fifty cents. A copy of the law
covering hunters' licenses will be found
in the Register this week.
Why We Sleep in Church.
Those who are inclined to be sleepy
ii church during the sermon, even when
they would like to keep awake and lis
len to the discourse will (ind some con
solation, as will also the pivacher, in the
theory of a French psychologist who
fays that "persons are inclined to
doze in eUurch because of the devout
attention they pay to the services. In
tndeavoring to iix every word in their
nnnds, they put themselves into a sorf
of trance. It is about the same as
v.hat is called self-hypnotism, and the
more closely one Jfollows the minister
the more likely he is to find him
Felf unable to remain awake." The
minent French gentleman may be right
but we are still of the opinion that
church naps ari due more to lack of at
tention to the sermon than to close
Some Religious Statistics.
Chief Statistician WjHliam C. Hunt,
of the division of population, of the
United Staten census bureau has pre
pared a bulletin which will be issued
this month, which shows that the church
members in the United States number
ed nearly thirty-three millions in 1906;
that there were a billion and a quarter
dollars invested in church edifices; that
every day eigkt new churches sent
their spiresskyward; that males formed
-considerably less than half the total
church membership; that a larger per-
centage of Catholic males than Protest
ant males wero members; that in 16
states the majority of the total church
membership were Roman Catholic; but
that of the grand total of church mem
bers reported forthe United States 61. G
per cent were Protestants and 36.7 per
cent Roman Catholics.
The rate of increase shown
for the Roman Catholic Church
is 93.5 per cent, which is more than
twice that for all the Protestant bodies
combined. The Methodists reported
17.5 per cent of all Protestant church
member; the Baptists, 17.2 per cent.
The Dog and Sheep Questlon.
The dog comes in for a good deal of
knocking from some of the state news
papers, which claim that the ca
nines have put the sheep-raising indus
try out of business, and loud are the
calls for legislation which will stop the
alleged slaughter of the wooly animals
by dogs of all kinds. The following
from the Brattleboro Reformer is
about the most senslble thing on the
dog iiuestion which has come to our
The trouble with most dog legislation
is that it doesn't discriminate between
the mongrel cur that roams the streets
and the thoroughbred carine that is
almost always under restraint. The
former is nearly always the o:.t- to tie
conic involved in sheep-k.lling esca
pades, because he is not of .-utficient
valun to be given any eare and gradu
ally acquires the habit of roaming,
finally ending his eareer in some gory
pasture. A dog of real value isn't al
lowed to roam at will; ,in fact. he is
generally watched so closely that it is
almost impossible for him to get into
mischief. In making laws we should
bear in mind the difFerence, protecting
sheep raisers against the depredations
of curs without discouraging the raising
of thoroughbred pups.
Better Bring Your Gun.
The Swanton Courier is responsible
for this interesting bit of news: "Ac
cording to some reports the deer in
Vermont are getting to be not only a
nl... i.-n: . '
They are said to be kilhng ofr cattle,
not in great numbers, perhaps, but
actual killing is claimed. The davs of
the deer in Vermont must be numbered
now that they are charged with killing
ofT livestock." The next thing we will
hear is that deer are murdering men.
Surely we live in a wild and wooly
country, where the jungles abound in
ferocious wild beasts, technically known
as Cervus Virginianus, ready to spring
upon and devour the unwary traveler,
and even the villages will probably not
be exempt from the;r depredations.
Better write your friends that when
they come to Vermont to bring a gun
along for self protection.
What the State Newspapers are
Soying on Topics of Interest.
If a man caught with 24 bottles of
"squirrel" whiskey in a suit case can
properly be called a "pocket peddler"
now much booze is it necessary to car
ry around to be known as a dealer?
I'OCKKT I'EDDLAK CAPTURED.
The authorities in Vergennes got af
ter a "pocket peddlar" the other day,
with the result that the delinquent who
was caught red-handed, with 24 bottles
of "squirrel" whiskey in a suit case,
will reside at the county jail for the
next four months. A little activity of
this sort would not be out of the way in
Rutland. - Rutland Herald.
is mi:ai a kakmek?
Lieut.-Governor J. A. Mead is a si-mon-pure
farmer, according to the Rut
land Herald. He owns and personally
directs a farm of 500 acres, with 135
head of cattle, known as the Ottor Creek
stock farm. The doctor probably farms,
however, much as the late Senator
Evarts said he did, which was by con
necting with a better paying job to run
the farm on. The Howe scale works
does that service for the doctor. Ran
OUIt SIIAM HOI.IOAY.
we to be lor ever burdened with
that sham holiday, Bennington Battle
'Ihe Barre Times, noting the fact of
the sham, suggests that "perhaps it
would be a good idea for the chief exec
utive of the state tomake formal notice
of the holiday reasonably in advance
and by so doing encourage an obser
vance. Then, if that means fails, let
us abolish the holiday."
For many years the govemor annual
ly issueil a proclamation of the same
sort for Fast day, to no purpose, until
finally the sham Fast was abolished.
Why should the Barre contemporary
expect anv greater success in regard to
the sham holiday? -Burlington News.
VERMONT MONEY FOR NEW JERSEY.
Some Montpelier men have organized
a company, to be capitalized at $65,000
P WfM Insist on
jSKkigRr THE BIG
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VW Try il
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We give below a list of those who have served the county as State's
Attorney from 1787 down to the present time. It will be seen by this that
Middlebury has been honored with the office 15 times, Vergennes 13, Salisbury
2 and Starksboro 1.
Seth Storrs, Addison, 1787-1797
Daniel Chapman, Middlebury, 1797-1804
Loyal Case, Middlebury, 1804-1808
David Edmond, Vergennes, 1808-1810
Horatio Seymour, Middlebury, 1810-1813
David Edmond, Vergennes, 1813-1815
Horatio Seymour, Middlebury, 1815-1819
David Edmond, Vergennes, 1819-1824
Noah Hawley, Vergennes, , 1824-1824
Enoch D. Woodbridge, Vergennes, 1824-1827
George Chipman, Middlebury, ' 1827-1830
William Slade, Middlebury, 1830-1831
Ebenezer N. Briggs, Salisbury, 1831-1839
Ozias Seymour, Middlebury, 1839-1845
George W. Grandey, Vergennes, 1845-1848
John Prout, Salisbury, 18-18-1851
John W. Stewart, Middlebury, 1S51-1851
Frederick E. Woodbridge, Vergennes, 1854.1859
William F. Bascom, Middlebury, 1859-180-3
Henry S. Foote. Middlebury, 1803-1866
Levi Meades, Vergennes, 166-1S68
George W. Grandy, Vergennes, 1808-1870
Ira W. Clark, Middlebury, 1870-1872
.Toel H. Lucia, Vergennes, 1872-1874
George R. Chapman, Vergennes, 1874-1878
James M. Slade, Middlebury, 1878-1PR2
E. W. J. Hawkins, Starksboro, 18X2-1885
F. E. Woodbridge, Vergennes, 1885-lSMi
Chas. N. Wilds, Middlebury, 1SS6-1S90
W. H. Bliss. Middlebury, 1890-1S91
F. L. Fish, Vergennes, 1891-1900
J. B. Donaway, Middlebury, 1900-190 J
L. C. Russell, Middlebury, 1904-190S
F. W. Tuttle, Vergennes, 1908-
to develop sixty acres of land in South i promiscuous buying of industries is not
Orange, N. J., only 15 miles from New profitable. The Times believes boards
York city. It seems like carrying coals I of trade can do more to build up their
to Newcastle for a Vermont corpora- communities by studying local condi
tion to go into the state of New Jersey tions, making known their home re-
to develop anything. We don't propose
to pass along the wink to the suscepti
ble capitalists of New York and New
Jersev; at the same time, once thes
shrewd Vermonters get to doing busi
ness in their bailiwick they would bet
ter watch their pocketbooks. Rutland
I A New York dispatch says allis quiet
amg the p. This must be re-
assuring news to the Pokapogians, who
for several days have been threatened
with the awful consequencies of war in
their midst. Should Reds meet Blues
there what carnage would follow ! The
citizens would hear thedreadful popping
of blank cartridges, the rumble of "am
munition" wagons, the shrieks of the
wounded, and the "honk-honk" of ofii
cers' automobiles. And in the midst of
it all, up would ride an umpire and de
clare the score-250 Reds killed and 600
wounded 175 Blues killed and 25 taken
pnsoners. Yes, Snerman was right,
and several thousand more men will
back his statement when the present
war uiun is over. uutiand Herald
Burlington seems to be a hard city to
police, not to keep in order but to se
cure a force that is not continually in
trouble Jof some kind. The latest in
cidentis the pounding of ahackman bv
ii limiuenmii aini Liie iiuiiuliiil ci i siiiti
:i pohceman and the lnlhcting of such
nunishment that action 'cannot be taken
bv the authorities until after the extent '"'IL- tdKalnst nrowning and he is pre
of the man's injuries, which are serious, ' lare t0 save lifu should the opportunity
are asertained. During the tercenten- p-. eretl. Ihe time to learn to swim
ary celebration one of the policemen at s c.nl'tlno9 a(1 the parent who neg
Burlington cutopen a man's head with : lnstruction in swimming is over
a billy just because the visitor to the 1 ?. mtr a very desirable accomplishment
city. who had been drinkinu more than
soon enough tosuit thetemporary wear-
er ol a big badge. Whoever is respon
sible for the selection of the police force
in Burlington is either not much of a
judge of human nature or is guided by
motives other than the'good of the city.
VAI.UE OE SUM.MER SCHOOI.S.
Middlebury college has just closed its
first session of summer school and so
encouraging- have been the results that
the summer session will probably be an
Summer school ofi'ers unlimited op
nortunities to the college student, but
oy far the greatest benefit is derivel
by the mass of jieople who are unable
to attend the regular college session.
With the student body away, an
inning is given to teachers and others
who are always seeking intellectual
growth and who ever strive to broaden
themselves and bring happihess into
the lives of their brothers by the con
stant study of "culture courses. " To
these people is the real opportunity of
fered. To them the chance is given to
pursue splendid courses of study and
iectures of real merit at moderate cost
in the truly college atmosphere Swan
HELI'ING NEW INDUHTRIES.
In discussing before the Montpelier
board of trade a plan for raising funds
to aid new industries, F. A. Howland
stated that it had been his experience
that firms that had to have aid to get
established in a city were not often
successfjul. In most cases this is true.
There nlay be exceptional cases, but
they are few and far between. It is
more frequently the case that an indus
try that has been induced to locate in a
community by reason of free rent, ex
emption from taxation, or a gift in
some other form, is seeking new pas
tures as soon as these gifts stop. The
your dealer having it.
5 CENT CIGAR 4
or all who like a loo smokc M
and you will say so. J
nn Pronri.ior.. -r
0F ADDISON COUNTY.
sources and theadvantagesofrered, per
haps aiding in the starting of some new
local industry suited to the location,
helping those enterprises honestly look
mg for a location to find a suitab'le one,
and they will develop faster and in a
more substantial manner than thoe
towns making gifts.-Barre Times.
LKARN TO SWIM.
There were 1176 people drowned in
the United States in June. Swimming
makes football look as harmless as tid
e wmks.-Springfield Reporter.
This is a superficial comparison. Hun
dreds of people go into the water or
nde upon the water where one plays
football The great majority of the
11(6 who perished met an untimely
death not because they were swimming,
but because they could not swim. And
spoaking of swimming, how many par
ents ever go out of their way to see that
their children know hnw fn swim? tv,
little tots can hardly walk befo're the
doting papas and mamas bundle tl
olt to a dancing school. Dancinir is all
right m lts way. It develops a grace of
movement and carriage and prepares
theyoung people for participation in
social functions, but it is not so import
ant an accomplishment as swimming, to
which many people never give a
thought. No exercise is more enjoy-
i . . - .....i
"tutuucu iiuui swimming. ine
sw,nlmi!r ,as a .I'crpetual accident
: , rtu tasny.-israttle-
Synopsis of Bank Commissi oner's
There are 21 savings banks and 29
savings banks and trust companies
doing business in the State.
The total deposits of the banks June
30, 1909 were $64,475,013.04, an increase
for the yearof $4,016,359.63, the largest
increase for any year in the history of
the department, except from 1906 to
1907, when the law was changed with
relation to taxing deposits.
Ten savings banks and twenty-one
saving banks and trust compiinies have
aid 4 per cent interest on deposits the
past year; four savings banks and four
savings banks and trust companies have
paid 3 1-2 per cent; six savings banks
have paid 33-1 per cent, and one, 31-4
per cent; one savings bank and trust
company paid 3 per cent, and one 33-4
per cent. Two trust companies have no
Investments in Vermont mortiraLres
and real estate are $13,953,102.31, an
increase of $1,408,272.70.
Investments in real estate mortgages
without the State are $27,209,700.90, an
increase of $2,329,4 17.00.
The sifrplus has increased $145,775.90
during the year, an increase of $19,382.
71. They paid interest to depositors to
the amountof $2,181,203.00, an increase
of $188,235.25 over the amount paid in
Successful Charlotte Apple Man.
Charles I. llolnies, of Charlotte, who
has one of the best npplo orchardfl in
Vermont, estimates th,at ho will pick
between 5,000 and 7,000 lmrrela of npples
this fall. This result has beon brought
about by hnrd work combined with
knowledge of soils and proper iucthods
Against the advice of his neighbors,
Mr. Holmeh ptirchased several car loads
of liuie last spring which he spread liber
ally under the trees. The ground was
then plowed and the operatinu was re
peated from time to time. WltHu the
other Charlotte apply growers will have
hardly enough fruit for their own con
sumption, Mr. Ilolmes iS getting jeady
his supply of banels in which to Btore
his bumper crop.
"Had dyspepaiu or iudigestion for
years. No appetite, und what I did eat
distreseed me terribly. Burdock Hlood
Bitters cured rne," J. II, Walker, Sun.
The New Law Which Hunters
Sec. 1. No person shall at any time
hunt, shoot, pursue, take or kill any of
the wild animals, wild fowls or birds of
this state, nor use a gun for hunting
the same, without having first procured
a license therefor as hereinafter pro
vided, and then only during the reBpec
tive periods of thc year when it shall
be lawful and subject to all other pro
visions of Chapter 220 of the Public
Statutes; provided that the owners of
farm lands, their children or tenants,
may hunt and kill game on the farm
lands of which they are the bona fide
owners or tenants during the season
when it shall be lawful to kill game,
without procuring such license, and they
may kill noxious animals not protected
by law at any time.
Sec. 2. Such license shall be issued
by the town clerk of any town in the
state under such rules and regulations j ployees. Well. on one of these trips '
and in such form as may be prescribed reached Julesburg, then the terrmmn
by the state fish and game commis- though Laramie was to be m.idc- t U
sioner. The applicant shall fill out and , tennlnal in a few days. I paid off it
subscribe a blank fiirnished by said Julesburg. having between Sf.Odn . '
clerk, and pay him the following fees: $5,000 left for the force at Luiaui
If the applicant is a bona fide resident ,
of Vermont, or owns real estate herein ,
and occupies the same as a domicile for ,
not less than three months in the year
anrl pays taxes thereon, he shall pay !
the sum of fifty cents, of which the
clerk may retain ten cents as a fee,
and said clerk shall thereupon issue a 1
resident Vitintinir linonc .un .
entitle the licensee to hunt, shoot, take V01'y "iuch alj0ut tho f'jmL'- 1 h'id 0
and transport all kinds of game birds hundrcd dollars of my own in my poc k
and animals under the restrictions of ct besides the nionev I was to a
u,"i lt'. ",J 11 l appncant is a non-
resident or an alien, he shall pay the
SUm Of fifteen dnllai-s tutrnthur with thi.
clerk's fee of fifty cents, and said clerk
shall thereupon issue a non-resident
hunting license, which shall entitle the
licensee to-hunt, shoot, take and trans
port all kinds of game birds and ani
mals, including deer, under the restric
tions of chapter 220.
Sec. 0. No person to whom such li
cense has been issued shall hunt, shoot,
kill or transport any game birds or wild
animals, nor use a gun for hunting in
this state. unless at the time of such
hunting, shooting, killing or transport-
iiiK, ui uauij4 nucn gun, sucn person nas
such license on his person. Such per
son shall exhibit such license, on de
mand, to any fish and game warden or
other oflicer, or to the owner of the
land on which such person is hunting.
oec. i. a person who vio ates a Dro
vision of this act for which no other
penuny is proviueu, or wno iurnisnes to
jiciBuu ui- periniiB anotner per
son to have or use any license or cou
pon issued to him, or changes or alters
the same in any way, or who uses a li
cense or license co.upon issued to anoth
er person, or whp knowingly guides a
non-resident hunter who has not a li
cense as provided above, shall be fined
not less than twenty-five dollars or
more than fifty dollars for each offence.
A resident of this state who hunts with
out a license yhall be fined ten dollars
for each ofFense.
Sections 3, 4 and 5 of this act are in
regard to the transportation of game in
and out of the state by both residept
and non-resident hunters; and section 8
repeals certain sections of the Public
Press Association Outing Ended.
The annual inid-sunmier outing of th
Vermont Press Association, was closed at
Newport Friday evening.
Thepaityof 87 people began the day
by proceeding from T. N. Vail's "Speed
well Farms", by automobile to the beau
tiful Darling summer place on the shores
of Berklyn pond. After an hour there
the return trip to Lyndonville was made
where the editors started in tliree special
cars for Newport, arriving there at 12:33
o'clock. They enibarked imiuediately on
the Lady of the Lake anrl took the rournl
tripof the steainer througb Jleniphrema
gog, to Magog aml return, Imiding at
Newport at 7: 00 o'clock in the evening.
At the business meeting the following
new members were elected: F. T. Par
sons of The Montpelier Journal, W. A.
Alien of the Rutland Herald. Donald
Tobin rf the Swanton Courier, W. A.
(iilpin of the Brattleboro Phoenix, H. (J.
Shaw of The Brattleboro Reformer, A.
D. Bradford of the Morrisville Messenger,
M. J. Maloney of The Richford tJa.ette,
and C W, llumphiey of tho Poultney
Jl. L. Hindley, of Rtitlliud, was ehosen
president of the association; II. V.
Whitehill, of Waterbury, secretary
ueasurer, and the following viee-piesi-dents
were elected, one frsm eacli
county: Addison, It. W. MeUiien, of
Vergennes; Bennington, A. t Bennett,
of Manchester; Caledonia, C T. Walter,
of St. Johnsbury; Chittenden, W. J.
Bigelow of Burlington ; Essex, W. II,
Binhop, of Island Pond; Franklin, E. J.
Tyler, of Enosburg Falls; Lamoille, L.
H. Lewis, of Morrisville; Orange, L. B. ,
Johnson, of Randolph; Orleans, W. II. .
Gilpin, of Barton; Rutland, C. W, Huin
plney, of Poultney; Washington, W. II. 1
Crockett, of Montpelier; Windham, O. .
L French, of Biatlli'lKiro; Windsor, L.
P. ("uinniings, of White River Junctioii.
At aji iuforinal baiKpiet at the Newxirt
House'in tho evening, 1'resident Hindley (
expressed the thanks of the association i
to Mr. Vail for the royal entertaiument '
he had provided to which Jlr. Vail re
sponded. I'resident Hindley then pro-
1 .1... t.ir , i .
liuai-u iin' itiiiai, -verjiiuiii anu caiieu i
n 1 - -il 1 r Mi i . i--
iihjii i, iv. viieeu. ui lopeiva, xvi
Kans.. as a l
native of Vermont who had dwelt iu i
other states to respond. Mr. (Jleed urged I
ernionturs to preserve tho uatural
lieauties of their state. ilo said their
coneervatism was a valuable asset abst
lutely necessary to ollset the radicalism
of tfio West, that Vermpnters wero noted
for their conatructive ability and cited
examplcs of men posessing it who had
gone. from Vermont to dwell in otlier
President Hindley naniejl tlie following
Htanding cnininittees; Lecislation. L. B.
Johnson, W. C. Belnap. L. II, Lewis;)
membership, A. r. Htone, J. L. South
wick, O. L. French; advertising. F. E.
Langley, W. II. ailpin. C. W. IIunih
rey; circulation, F. N, Whitney, W. E.
Hubbard, F. T. Parsons; entertainment.
F. E. Howe, II. C. Rice, L. M. nayn.
HIS NARROW ESCAPL
By JOHN C. ARMSTRONG.
tCopyrlght, 1S09, by Amerlcan I'ress Asso
clallon. When I was twenty-flve years old t
I passed a crisis in my llfe at which I
enuuuer touay. mougu lt uappeneu ior
ty years ago. For two bours 1 was
suspcnded, so to speak, between a llfe
of comfort and a prisou, and the two
hours cndtd with Ove tninutes between
llfe and death.
This is how it happened:
When the L'nlon Paclfic rallroad was
buildiug I was taken up by ouo of lts
most iiiDueiitlal dlrectors with a iev
to preferment. The only poition j.
could secure for me at Ilrst was pa
master. tmt promlsed if I prrnei
worthy to do better later on. My vcuxk
was to go over the llnu as far as cou
pleted in a pay car and pay off the er
and I was to go there tho nrtt t.
-io ki.: ume i went over lo a iV'i
near the tatiOti. where I found a i .
ber of men pliiyiiig poUer. I sat d '
to watrb the u.inio and hnd ij.it ! .i
so very loug l.i iore I r.bserved
none of the playtrs sL-cuied to kiA.v
Wjtu at Laramie. 1 had nlaved nok
a good deal for small stakes with i
ft-iids aml was cousldered by them
an auept at the irame. It occurred t
rne that I might as well take some -f
the money that was passing to and fr
between these men. and well, I f i
Ishly tool; a hand.
I was what they were playiug f.r
and they coutluued to play for me ti.
they had got my hundred dollars. ThL
came the temptatlon to recoup w.
the company's money, a yieldlng, at
, the loss of nearly alf of it. I knew 1 y
this time that the men were card
sharpers and were cheating me. But
I kuew also that to accuse any one of
them would bring on a row that would.
expose me. As to fighting them witL
their own weapons, cheating, if I did
i so and was detected I would get a
i bullet In my brain
A. terrible situation like this doesu't
usually aCfect one at the time as 1;
does after it has passed. Though I
have for years looked upon lt with hor
ror, at the time ray feelings did njt
get the better of my equanimity. I
presume this was because I realized
that to keep my head was my on'.y
There was $4,500 In the pot, Or Just
the amount I had lost. On the pre
vlous hand I had picked up severa
cards that had fallen on the floor aud
sllpped one of them up my sleeve. 1
was so desperate that I resolved ti
cheat and if I did not win the bh; pot
on the table let the others see thaf I
was cheating and get a bullet in my
brain. When my hand was dealt me
there were two kings in it. I drew
three cards, one of them being a king.
The card I had picked up off the flor
was a klng. I had given up an a e,
so no one could hold four aces. Ttu
only hand to beat four kings was a
royal tlush, a pretty hard hand f n
any one to purposely make up while
being watched. If 1 could get in my
four kings I could save myself. But
what would I do with the extra card?
I was desperate, as I have said, and re
solved to trust to luck to get rid of
it without detectioa. a device
curred to me. Drlnks were coming on
aud, seelng some saudwiches on a
counter waiting to bo sent out to an
other party, 1 called for one of them
As soon as I had secured it I uttered
an exclamatiou and looked 'fixedly
through the opon doorway. Krery
man turned his head, and I sllpped my
extra card into the sandwlch. Wheij
the men turned I was eatlng bread,
meat and card altogether.
I won the pot, but one of the party,
looking at me lixedly, said, "StrangeV,
wliat'd you see when you saug out
ko suddenly just nowV"
My success gave me coutideuee, and
I kept my coolness, but I could tllluk
of nothiiig probablu for a reply. "I
thought I saw a friend of uilue," I re
plied, "out there whom I supposed to
be in Chlcago."
"Are yoii sure you ain't got a deck
up your sleeve or somewhere."
"What do you meanV'' I replied, brls
tllng. Rlsing. 1 shook my sleeves and
turned my poekets Inslde out, showlug
that no card could be concealed on my
person. Then, scooplng up the pot, I
'Gontlcmen, 1 have beeii accused of
cheating, aud I will play no more. I
ain loser by about $75, so that I have
a perfect right to qult."
Though I knew my llfe huug in the
balance. uothlug could equal the re
Hef 1 felt as I turned squarely away
and walked out of the house. They
doubtless felt sure I had purposely dl-
altention from myself
whlle I cheated, but 1 had not been
detected, nudfctlie dlfference was the
Clffereure between Hfo and death.
It would ho impossible to describe
my feelings as I walked to my car
Ilorror, rellef and so many other emo
tlons wero mingled that 1 didn't know
whotlier 1 walkeil, staggered or flew.
When I reached my car I threw my
self on my bunk and shook like a ieaf
in the wiud.
The crisis passed, I was sure never
to be caught again. I was rapldly pro
moted, became one of the principal offl.
cers of another road and have had a