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Iongorio broke in with a snarl: "Is
tt my fault that the country is In I
arms? Military necessity compels me I
to remain here. I consider myself
magnanimous. I-" His voice cracked,
and he made a dispairing, violent ges
ture. "Go, before I change my mind."
Dave signaled to the others, and
Alaire slipped away to make herself
ready. During the uncomfortable si
lence which succeeded her departure.
Longorlo paced the room, keeping his
eyes resolutely turned away from Law.
"Do you mean that I, too, may go?"
"What good are yeu to me?" snapped
"You will give us safe conduct?"
"Be still, priest !" Longorlo glared
at the speaker, clasping and unclasping
his fists behind his back.
With the sound of hoofs outside,
Alaire and Dolores appeared, and the
Mexican straightened himself with an
"Adios, senora I" he said, with a stiff
how. "We have had a pleasant friend
ship andi a thrilling flirtation, eh? I
shall never cease to regret that fate
interrupted at such an interesting mo
ment. Adios! Adios !" Ie bowed
formally, in turn to Dave and to the
priest, then resumed his pacing, with
his hands at his back and his brow
furrowed as if in a struggle with af
fairs of greater moment than this.
But when he heard the outside door
creak shut behind them his indifference
vanished and he halted with head
turned in an effort to catch the last
sounds of their departure. His face
was like tallow now, his lips were
drawn back from his teeth as if in su
preme agony. A moment and the hoof
beats had died away. Then Longorlo
slipped his leash.
He uttered a cry-a hoarse, half
strangled shriek that tore his throat.
He plucked the collar from his neck as
if it choked him; he beat his breast.
Seizing whatever article his eye felt
upon, he tore and crushed it; he swept
the table clean of its queer Spanish
brie-a-brae, Rnd trampled the litter un
der his heels. Spying a paint lag of a I
saint upon the wall, he ran to it, ripped
it from its nil, and, raising it over his
- j j
"Go Before I Change My Mind." t
.head, smnashed frame and~ glass, cursing .
all saints, all priests, and churchly peo- -
uhe. Ha~voc followed himu as he raged -
about the place wreaking his fury upon
inanimate objects. WVhen he had well
nigh wrecked the contents of the room,
and when his first paroxysm had spent
its violence, he hured himself into a
chamir, ovrithing in agoniy. He bit his
wvrists, he pounded his fists, he kicked ;
finally lhe sprawledl full length upon the
floor, clawinig at the cool, smooth tiles
until hmis nails bled,
"ChrIst ! 0 Chelist !" he screamued.
The sound of his blasphemies I
reached the little group of soldiers who I
had lingered curiously outsidle, and
they listened opent-mouthmed. One by
one they crossedl themiselves and1( stole I
away into the darknuess, muttering,.
A Grateful Peon.
With a singing heart Alaire rode
through the night at her husbandI's
side. The strain of the last few hour's
had been so intense, the relief at her
deliverance so keen, -thlat no0w she felt
curiously wea'ik, andR( she kept close to
Dave, comifor'tedh by his nearness and I
secure ini tihe knleldge of his strength,
Although he waIs unuIIsualliy taciturn J
aind rode withI his chin upon01 his hrenst,
she attributed his silence to fatigue.
Now and then, therefore, she spurred a
to his side and spoke softly, caressing- y
ly. At such tinies he reached for her ya
hand and clung to It-.1
Dave was indeed weary ; lhe was, in I
fact, in a sort of stupor, and( niot imnfre-v
quently lie dozed for a momen( t or two
In his saddle. Some two houlrs out a
from La Feria the rider s halted1 at a a
point where the Rondl dipped into a a
rocky stream-bail; then, uas tile hor1ses y
drank, Doors voiced a thoulght that I
had troubled.: allo tm.m
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"If that bandit really means to spare
is, why did ie send us away in the
night, like this?t' she asked. "I shall
>e surprised if we are not assassinated
"He must have meant it." Alnire
poke with i conviction she did not
itirely feel. "Father O'Malley aroused
Ite finer side of his nature."
"Perhaps," agreed the priest. "Some
vthere in him there is a fear of God."
But Dave was skeptical. "More like
ly a fear of the gringo government,"
miid he. "Longorio is a fourflusher.
When he realized he was licked he
ried to save his face by a grandstand
ainy. He didn't want to let us go."
"Then what is to prevent him from
-well, from having us followed?"
"Nothing," Dave told lier.
As they climbed the bank and rode
mnward into the night she said: "No
natter what happens, dear, I shall be
sappy, -for at last one of my dreams
ins come true." He reached out and
tatted her. "You've no idea what a
-oward I was until you came. But the
noment I saw you all my fears van
shed. I was like a lost child who sud
1enly sees its father; in your arms I
'elt perfectly safe, for the first time in
ill my life, I think. I-I couldn't bear
.o go on without you, after this."
Dave found nothing to say; they
'ode along side by side for at time in
great contentment that required no
peech. Then Alaire asked :
"Dent, have you considered how we
-are going to explain our marriage?"
"Won't the circumstances expihin
"Perhaps. And yet- It seems ages
ince I learned-what happened to Ed.
mat in reality it's only a few hours.
Von't people talk?"
Dave caught at the suggestion. "I
ee. Then let's keep it secret for the
With a little reckless laugh she con
essed, "I-I'm afraid I'll find it dii
uilt to be conventional."
"My wife !" Ie cried in sharp agony.
.caning far' out, he encircled her with
tis aria; then, half lifting her from
icer saddle, he crushed his lips to hers.
t was his first display of emotion since
"other O'Mnalley lad united them.
There Were few villiges along the
'ond they follo.ved, and becnuse of the
ateness of the hour all were dark
crce the party ipassed through witIi
mit exciting attention except from an
tcasional wakeful dog. But as morn
rig came antd the' east began to glow
)ave told the priest:
"We've got to hide out during the
lay or we'll get into trouble. Iesides,
hose women must ie getting hungry."
"I fear there is something feminine
bout mae," confessed t' little man.
I'm famished, too."
At the next ranucho they came to they
ppliedl for shelter, but wei'e denied;
s fact, the owner cur'sedl them so
ounly for being Amner'icans that they
rere glad to ridie onward(. A mile or
wvo far'ther along they met a cart the
Iriver of which r'efused to answer
heir gr'eetimngs. As they passedO( out of
is sight they saw that he laid halted
is lean oxen and was star'ing after
hiem curiously. Later, when the sun
ens well up and the wuorld had fully
wakened, they descried a mounted
lan, evidently a cowboy, r'idintg
brough thle chaparral. H~e sawv them,
00, andl camte towarnd the road, but
fter a br'ief scr'utiny lie whirled his
iaorse arnd gralloped oiT thr'oughi the cac
as, shouting sormething over his shoal
"This won't do." O'Malliey declared,
mnensily. "I don't like the actions of
hose people. Let me appeal to the
text pertson we meet. 1 can't believe
hey all hate uts;'
Soon they cam'e to a ise in the rond,
and from the crest of this elevation be
ld ahead of them n small village of
vhite houses shilng from the shlter'
if a grove. T1hea r'ancheria wa's perhaps
wo miles away, anmd galloping toward
t was the vaquero wh'lo had chaallengedl
"Tha~at's thle Rio Negr'o cr'ossintg,"
)nve announcedh. Thea spyinig a little
touIse sqiunt i tng a shor't distance back
romt the r'ond, lie said( : "We'd better
ry yondmer'. If' they turin us (Iowa we'll
tauve to tamke to lie brush."
O'Malley agreed. "Yes, and we have
io htie to lose. That horsemtan is go
ntg to routis' ~the t own. I'nt afraid
V'e'r'e--ill for it.''
L~eav uing thle hentent pathi the refa
uts arnd sage to a grate, enteing which
ht(y aIPprtOnced the at i'nw-thateheul
neal they had seoen A inaked boy hnhly
mhntchied thtemt drawl near('ti, then scuttled
or shtelt(er, piping an alarmi. A tuan
ppear'ed fr'omt .c.omiewher'e. at sight of
i'hom the pr'ies rode fo'rwar'd with a
lensant gr'eetin:4. IBut the fellow was
nfr'iendly'. Ills wife, too, emer'ged from
lie dIwelling and jointed her husband in
'iarning IFathter' O'Matl(ey niway.
"Let me try," Alair'e begged, and
purried her horse upi to the gr'oup. Xhr.
miled (down at tihe eounitr'y people,
nying: "We have Itraveuled a long
'ny, and we're tired nnd~ huntgr'y.
Von't you give urs something to ent'i
Ve'l1 pay you won or' your' trouble,,
rper L& Brothers
The man demurred sullenly, and be
gan a refusal ; but his wife, after a
wondering scrutiny, interrupted hiin
with a cry. Rushing forward, she took
the edge of Alaire's skirt in her hands
and kissed it.
"Cod be praised ! A miracle 1" she
exclaimed. "Juan, don't you see? It is
the beautiful senora for whom we pray
every night of our lives. On your knees,
shameless one I It is she who delivered
you from the prison."
Juan stared unbelievingly, then his
face changed; his teeth flashed in a
smile, and, sweeping his hat from his
head, he, too, approached Alaire.
"It is! Senora, I an Juan Garcia,
whom you saved, and this is Inez," he
declared. "Heaven bless you and for
"Now I know you," Alaire laughed,
and slipped down from her saddle.
"This is a happy meeting. Sol You
live here, and that was little Juan who
ran away as if we were going to eat
him. Well, we are hungry, but not
hungry enough to devour Jilanito."
Turning to her companions, she ex
plained the circumistances of her first
meeting with these good people, a1(1 as
she talked the Garclas broke in joy
fully, adding their own account of her
"We've fallen among friends," Alaire
told Dave and Father O'Malley. "They
will let us rest here, I am sure."
I-Iusband and wife agreed in one
voice. In fact, they were overjoyed at
an opportunity of serving her; and lit
lie Juan, his suspicions partially al
layed, issued from hiding and waddled
forward to take part in the welcotro.
Shamefacedly the elder Garci:, ex
plained his inhospitable reception 01'
the travelers. "We hear the gritgos
are coming to kill us and take our
farms. Everybody is badly frightened.
We are driving our herds away and
hiding vhat we can. Yesterday at the
big Obispo ranch our people shot two
Americans and burned some of their
houses. They intend to kill all the
Americans they find, so you'd better be
careful. Just now a fellow rode up
shouting that you were coming, but of
course I didn't know-"
"Yes, of course. We're- trying to
reach the border," Father O'Malley told
hhi. "Will you hide us here until we
can go on?"
Juan curtsied respectfully to the
priest. "My house is yours, father."
"Can you take care of our horses,
too, and--give us a place to sleep?"
Dave asked. Ills eyes were heavy; he
h1ad;1 been almost constantly in the sad
dile since leaving Jonesville, and now
could hardly keep himself awake.
"Trust ie," the Mexican assured
them, confidently. "If somebody comies
I'll send them nway. Oh, I can lie with
the best of thm.
Tihe Garcias were not ordinary peo
lie, and1( 111ey lived in rather' good cir
cumistances f'or counitry folk. There
were three rooms to their little house,
all of wvhichi were reasonably clean.
The food that Inez, set before heri
guests, too, wazs excellent if scanty.
Jluanito, taking cue from his parents,
tling himself whole-heartedly into the
task of enitertainmient, and since AlaIre
met his adlvanices half-way lie began,
biefore long, to look upon her with p~ar
ticulair favor. Once they 1had( thorough
13y made(l friends, he showered her with
the miost flattering attentions. Ils
shiynie~s, it seelned, wias bitt a pretense
--at heart lie wais a1 bold and enterp~ris
lag fel low--and so( , as a mark of his
adiriation, lie presenitedi her with all
ils lpersonal treasures. First he
fetched and1( laid in her lap a cigar-box
wagon withb wooden wheels-evidently3
the haindiwork of his father. Then he
gave her, one by3 one, a highly priz~ed
b)1lue b)o1 ttl, a rusty Mexican spur*, and
thle rin s of whait had been a splendid
cilsl-knife. TIhe're were no blades in
the knife, butt he showed heri how to
peep~ through a tiny hole in the handle,
wher'ie wvas conlc('eald te pictumre of a
da31shinig Spanish hlli-fighiter. Th'le up
lpre('iatlion wvhlh t hese gifts evoked in
toxicented the lit tle man u nd roused him
to a1 veriy imadnliess of ge'nerosity. H~e
lpatteredl away and returnmed shortly,
staggering 33nd( grunitinig under the
weight of anot01hei' and ai still greatetr
oIfferinlg. It wais a dog-a patIent,
hutngry dlog withi ve'ry lititle hair, The
alinimal wais alive with fleas-i
sernitched absent-mnindedly with one
hinidt 1)aw, even while Jumnlto strangled
it aigainst lils naiked breast--but it was33
the :ipple of its owner's eye, 3and( when
I nez tuntee'l ingly' ha nished it from thle
hious(e .iulunnit bgani to squalli listlily.
Norli (idt lit hi ('onel lint ed0( luntilI Ahtir1 e
took himi pon hier' knee anld told bini
abmout nu~tI her boy, of preelseiy his own
age 3and( size., whlo pitmed a magiclei 31a
ini his 11o0thir's dooi'yard, whiichi grew"
upb and1 upI uiiil it reachbed cleair to te
sky', whier'e a gliant lived,. Junni to (Gir
ei had1( nelveri heardi' the like, lHe was
spellbouind w'thI (delight ; lhe hitld hki
br"'athii ni e'rstasy53 ; onily his toes movedi,
intid tey wriggled like ten fat, brown
In thlit midst of this r'eeitali (Garcia
seniior' 33ppeared'C in the door witha
''1E';tn'i Iyouriselves," he raid, gaiek
13'. ''Sf1me (of 01ur neighbor's are' c~om-i
lag this wiay." Jnez led her guiests inl
to tile bedchnmber. a bare rooim with t
dirt floor, froi the window of whlch
they wVatelil ,Jin.atn go to meet a group
of horsemnen. inez went out, too, and
Joined in the parley. Then, after a
tinme, the riders galloped away.
When Alaire, having watched the
party out of sht.'t, turned from the
window she fal that Dave had col
lapsed upon1 a ehz'ir and was sleeping,
his limbs relaxed, his body sagging.
"Poor fellow. he's done up," Father
O'Malley exelainion d.
"Yes; lie hasn'I slept for days," she
whispered. "Ielp me." WI;h the as
sistance of )olor.s they succeeded in
lifting Dave to the bed, but he half
roused hi:iself. "Lie down, dear,"
Alaire told hits. "('lose your eyes for
a few minutes. We're safe now."
"Somebodiy has to keep watch," he
muttered, thiely. and tried to fight off
his fatigue. But he was like a drunken
"I'm not sleep:; 'lil stand guard,"
the priest volutit'ered, and, disregard
'-g further prot st, lie helped Alalre
remove Dave's ("' it.
Seeing that the bed was nething
more than i hi rd plat form covered
with straw Iititing. Alaire folded the
garment for a pillow; as she did so a
handful of soiled, frayed letters spilled
out upon the floor,
"Rest now, while you have a chance,"
she begged of her husband. "Just for
a little while."
"All right," he agreed. "Call me in
-an hour. Couldn't shep-wasn't
time." He shook off his weariness and
smiled at his wife, while his eyes
filmed with some elnotion. "'T'here is
something I ought to tell you, but-I
can't now-not now. ''oo sleepy." HIs
head drooped ngaiin: she forced him
back ; he stretched ltl ioseClf out with a
sigh, nnd was asleep alnost instantly.
Alaire motioned tit other; out of
the room, then stood looking town at
the man into whose keeping she had
given her life. As she looked her faco
became radiant. Dave was unkempt,
unshaven, dirty, but to her he was of a
godlike beauty, 01and the knowledge that:
lie was hers to comfort and guard wa.s
strangely thrilling. IIer' love for 10,
even that first love of her girlhoud.,
had been nothing like this. How corfN
it have been like this? she asked hee
self. How eoild she have loved deep
ly when, at the time, her own nature
lacked depth? Experience had broad
He Hurled Himself into a Chair,
Writhing in Agony.
ened hier', and1( suffieinig hod uncoveredI
depthls in heri being whieh nothing else
had( had( t he power to uniov'er'. Stoop..
lng, she kissed Dove sofftly, then let
her cheek resf. agoaInst his. Her' mian I
I ler mian ! She found herself whisper.
lng the wvords.
F or a long t ime( she sat gazing at
him tenderly ;then she tIptoedi out and
dlighited (lhe naked (Garcia baby by
taking him iniI her arm'is and hugging
him. liez thlouight the beautiful
senornu's voice wos like the music o
It was gr'owing dark wh'len Dave wm~
nwinkeniedu by ('ooil hands(1 upon his fae
und1( by so'fi lips upfoni is.~ ie Opened
his eyes to find( Alai'e bending ovow
"Youm mist get up," sh~e smiled. "ft
ls nearly timhe to go, and Iuez is'cock
lii' re'alhed uip and tookc her in hiis
armsii. Slu'hi ly upon11 his br'east , t hrl
InIg ha ppily wvithi her' near nessx to hiim,
an b hy r'emaoined so for a while, whis
pein g no w anad thlen, trylng Iineffi'ectujil,
ly to vo'ice lhe thoughts thait neededl at
"Why didi you let me sleep so long?'
he' a'sked hiei'r,(~'ti rernhfully.
Theii pihurase "ahnaii? mater','' as applit
to eolle'ges and iuiversi ties. ia said It
hmvi' originated in thle University of
Bonn,. Germany. A statue of the Moth.
or of Christ-the alma mater, or be.
lovedlIi~l mothe,5 stands over the doorwa'ye
of' flint famous seat of learning. Iero,y
it the phrase received its origin.
A Worth-While Habit.
"It is worth a thiousanud poundIs a
y'ear' to have the habit of looking ay
'the bright side of thing."--Samdg
(BY RV. t>- H. FIT'VA'rT, D. D.,
encher of English Bible in tho Moody
Bble institute of Chicago.)
(Copyright. 1917, Western Newspaper Union.)
LESSON FOR SEPTEMBER 23
DANIEL IN THE DEN OF LIONS.
LESHON TE1XT-Daniel 6.
GOLDEN Tr.X'rhe angel of the Lord
encamp-th round about them that fear
hin, and deliveretli them.-pasalms 34:7.
I. Daniel the Prime Minister of the
Medo-Persian Empire (vv. 1-3).
Daniel's sterling worth brought him
to the front and kept him there. The
new king was quick to discern his
merits and to give them recognition by
placing him at the head of affairs in
ii. An Occasion Sought Against
Daniel (vv. 4-)).
(1) The Reason of-Envy. To
have this foreigner placed over them
aroused the jealousy of the pres
idents and princes of the empire, so
they set about to have hilm removed. I
The presenve of envy shows Inferior
ity. One never envies those below
hilm It is hard to forgive those who
have outstripped us and left us be
hind in the race of life.
(2) The Failure (v. 4). Daniel's of
ficial record was blameless. Not even
an error could be found of which they
could accuse hun. Though he was
without fault he had to suffer. Those
who excel in any line are sure to stif
fer in some way. It Is true in busi
ness, the home, the school, politics and
(3) The Wicked Pint (vv. 5-9). Not
being able to ind any fault, they
trumped upi a chage against him on
the ground of his foreign religion.
They were not careful about the meti
';d eiployel, just so their end was at
ill. Daniel's Noble Confession (vv.
10-13). Though Daniel knew that tle
wicked lecree was signed, he knelt
before God three tImes a uiy its usutil.
le went quietly about his affairs, at
tended to lils regular devotions, be
Cause he trusted (1G9(d. There is al
'vays a marked silence about hero
ism. Weak ien bluster, hut strong
m.en have little to say. Daniel con
tinuedl his usual habit of prayer, even
though it was a violation ot' the cvil
h11w, because lie knew that (od's law
was first. When the laws of earth
conflict with the laws of henven there
Is but one thing to do; that is, to obey
God rather than man.
IV. The Foolish Decree Executed.
(vv. 14-17). The king was greatly dlis
pleased with himuselt' (v. 1-1) and dili
gently so ight to deliver D.n0lel, but
lie was helpless (v. 15). The proud
ruler wa. a slave. Laws which change
not are self-condeminato'y, foolish,
positivel wicked. The Icing was
weak for fear of others, which is utter
wickedneis. Daniel was cast Into the
deni of lions (v. 10) a1nd1 a double seal
placed upon the den (v. 17). They
wer~e not eontenit with the king's seai
alone, whieh shows that onie rascal
wvill not trust a nothei'. Th'ie king's
wvords, "Tlhy God, whoI thoii sei'vest
coat inunaly, be will dleliver' thie," to
Daniel wer'e a poor1 eXcuse, but they
werte the best that lie could otTer to
V. Daniel Delivered (vv. 18-23).
(1) The King's Sleepless Night (v.
18). Doubtless Duniiel wvas mioi'e coin
fortable inl the (lea of lionis than the
king in his palace. Ils quietutde is a
ipieturie of the safety and penice whieh
are the portion of t hose who trust
God and1( do lis wili. This is ta sample
oif whait fuilh ('nn1 do. "Thiou wilt
keep him in perfect lpeace whjose' mind1(
is statyed on thee, because lie tr'usteth
(2) Trhe King's Question (v. 20). In
the miorning the king called to Dunliel
in the (len (of lions sayinig, "Is thy Glod
able?" TIhis is always the question of
the uinheliev'ing hiearit. Thfe hlvin' g
hearuit says', "Gui' God is able'."'
(3) Dainiel's Answer (v. 22. "My
God hats sent his angel." Angels are
Goed's ministerIng spi rits. '"The angel
of the Loird encamipethi rounid abouit
themi that fear hilin, and3( deiver('iethi
thiemi." (i'salms 34 :7.) Miany thin's no
dloubt our' ives arie preser'vid bieeniuse
we are guarded by3 Giod's angels. Not
evenl a sp~arrowv falls to' I le grouind
wvithiout tile Fat her, nd i he' v'ery ii hirs
of our heads arec i numberied, no we
outghit to expect tie mout11hs of' the
iionis to be sh ut aginsl us.
(4I) Diiniel Jtemiove~i Ii romi thle De
(v. 23). Th'i're was no0 mi:anr of hurt
uponi im.i 'Thie i'easonu un s thait '"he
Ibelievedi In lila (Gd.'' Thie sineii r'(n
801n is why thle garois an hiri of
lisa complanin were31 no'' lt eenIi S ingedi.
VI. Doom of Daniei's Accusers (v.
of them13,t and bru'aie :ni i boneioius iiu
iiieues ori :-vIr tiey (enme at the but
toii of thle den3 .''
Daniel's God to Bc Fecared.
Vii. Darius' Decree (vv. 2. 27). i~e
d'cr'eed tha:t ini nli arts tf his kiing
dom13 ineni(' io i nh.peopiles and1( ton'gues
shiouldl i'rembleh and1 fvar' bfloi'e the
Godl of' I iniih'.
Viii. Daniel's Prosperity (v. 28).
goes igher(' nili highii'i ini the kinig
domii (eveni conititinig Iito the reign of
Cyrius. In all 0our triials and teat Ings
we shiould r'ot he moved, for there is
a r'ighteu ( and 11( just God in henv'en,
and3( nothinig can~ occur' without him.
Maui's schemies sall even ('ontiue to
i raise hiin.
HAVE BEEN SURRENDERED
HIS TROOPS DESERT RANKS
Rebel General Himself Offers to Sur.
render on Conditions-Govern
ment Commands Korniloff's Abject
General Korniloff's robcllion against
Premier Kerensky apparently has
been quelled, like other attempts that
have been made to overthrow the
Itussiati provisional government.
Official reports from Petrograd say
that Korniloff's headquarters has our
rendered and that Korniloff himself
desires conditionally to place himself
in the hands of the authorities. The
government is demanding his abject
Meanwhile troops that had answer
ed the call of revolt issued by Korni
loff' continue to desert hi ranks and
return to the government fold, doclar
ing that they were misled by Korni
loff's professed aims.
Kereusky has been confirmed by
the cabinet as coimander-in-chef of
the army ai will have with him as
chief of staff in his prosecution of
the war against the Teutonic allies
General Alexielf, former commander
in-chief and one of the most brilliant
officers in the lussian army. Added
strength is also expected to be given
Kerensky's rule by the appointment
of new military officials for tho dis
tet and city of Petrograd.
SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS'
INSURANCE PASSES HOUSE
Allowances for Dependents of Officers
and Men Equalized.
soldiers' and sailors' insurance bill,
atended so as to equalize the allow
un-es of the dependents of enlisted
men and oflficers, passed the house.
The vote was 311 to 0. Itepresenta
tives Platt. of New York. and Hersey.
of Maine, changing negative votes to
aye before the result was announced,
amid thunderous applause.
As the bill went to the senate, pri
vates and officers and their depend
ents stand on exactly the same basis.
11netlts ani allowances now provided
for are slightly higher than those
originally proposed as tle iniii imun
for privates by the committees and
('onstid('rably lower lhan the maximum
amounts which officers and their de
pendents would have received.
l'residetI Wilsotn scored a personal
victory inl the adoption, 1-11 to 77, of
an amendment raising from $5,000 to
$10,000 the maximum amount of op
tional insurance policies that the gay
Ct!rutiet wouhll issue to all men in the
service. The~ original draft of the
bill (carriie d $10,000, but it was strick
en) out int commnittee.
The mildness of the attack of op.
ltonent of' thle measure on the op
ti onal h Iuriiance section11 caused stur
prise. it wais Ilassed ovet' in a comi
lparatively short time after a formal
motion to strIke it out hand beeni over
LANSING REVEALS ANOTHER
CASE OF GERMAN PERFIDY
Waishtington.---Anothler'dn chte to
Ih Itory01 of Germann iuntrigue itn non-a
I ral countrzies andl amtong neutral dip.
lottat s was revealed by Seicretatry
Lanusing in the form of a lettetr to the
imperialI cha n oellor fromt the niotorious
V'ot Eli artdtI, the Gertn tmitnist~er
at Mexico ('ity, to whom the itter
rept ed Zimmtermatto not1e wvas ad
dr tessed. It disclosed t hat. ldolke
('ronholm, ten Swvedish char'ge in
Metxico, was dlependedl upon01 by the
Germaii diplomat to furnish informs
t fronm the ''hostile camp")' and( to
I tansiit 'ommnintion~bis to Blerint,
and t hat Votn 10'khiardt wated htim
tewardeal by a secrel awanrd I rom Ite
ka iser' of' tihe "order of thle ('rowtn of
IS COMPLETE AT MINEOLA
("amp hiills, Mineola, N. Y. - -With
Sthe arivial here of I theI firt amlt an111tco
('onmpatty fromt Mi 'hiiga, th* le forty
ne'onid dhiviioni is cotmplet e. 'iThe dI
vision, mtade upl of former nat ional
guard unIlitits fr'oim 27 sIttes. coorises
t wo in fantrty btrigades, one art Iller'y
brigade, one( eitginiear rme nt, one
(headltuateris Itroop. a s igniaI fra in,
foutr amlancet(( Oitd foin hospitali
HOLD OUT THROUGH WINTER
aoineva.-Th'le itreiie Zeitng, of
Berne, putblishtes ain art i'le froit a
high .\uistriian offu il, who recently
Itraiveler1 thrtoutgh several sectlins of
I this c''uintr y, itn wiht t' wrtit er
states that AuiIia:-iliunigarmy cann iot
hold osit the 'omnintg witer Owing ti
econonuei reasons, as bothI soldiers
and( civilians will 1b0 sItarvedl. I te
gives sevetral reasonis, niotably, the al.
imost complete destruction of thle crops
In the richest regions of Iliungary.