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Appleby <■ B y rHA.JVCisr LjrjVVß COPYRIGHT 1902 BT THE BOWEIt-MERRILL COMPAHT CHAPTER IV.—(Continued.) As ever when she was with me. my eyes were devouring her; and at the sigh and the trembling of the sweet lips in sympathy I found that curious love-madness coming upon me again. Then I saw that I must straightway dig some chasm impassable between this wompn and me, as I should hope to be loyal to my friend. So I said: “He loves yea well, Mistress Mar gery." “Oh, you do amuse me mightily. But you are not to think that no one has seen the great world save only your self. What would you say If I should tell you that I, too, have seen your London, and even your Paris?" How is it that love transforms the once contemptible Into a thing most highly to be prized? My eight years of campaigning on the Continent had given me the French speech, or so much of it as the clumsy tongue of me could master, and I had always held it in hearty English scorn. Yet now I was eager enough to speak it with her. and to take as wy very own the little cry of Joy wherewith she welcomed my hesitant mouthing of it. From that we fell to talking in her mother’s tongue of the hardships of the Huguenot emigrants, and when I looked not at her I could speak in terms dispassionate and cool of this or aught else; and when I looked upon her my heart beat faster and my blood leaped quickly, and I knew not always what It was I said. After a time —’twas when Darius fetched me my supper and the candles —she went away; and so ended a day which saw the beginning of a struggle fiercer than any the turbaned Turk had ever given me. For when I had eaten, and was alone with time to think, 1 knew well that I loved this woman and should alweys love her; this in spit® of tonor, or loyalty to Richard .Jennifer, or any other thing in heaven or earth. CHAPTER V. One morning In the summer third of June my lady came early and sur prised me at pacing pack and forth. Whereat she scolded me as was her wont when I grew restive. "Little one," I said, “for their own purposes my enemies have passed the word that lam here as the Baron de Kalb's paid spy. That is no mistake; 'tis a lie cut out of whole cloth. I came here straight from New Berne, and back of that'from London and the Continent, and scarcely know the buff and blue by sight. But I am Carolina born. dear lady; and this King George's Governor hanged r ay 'ather. "Will you raise a band or rebels and come and take again?" m “You know I will not," I protested, •gravely. “And yet I fear that this Is what my father fears. Surely there is cause enough,” she added. “Nay, you have changed all that, dear lady. Truly, I did at first fly out at him and all concerned for what has made me a poor pensioner in my fath er's house —or rather in the house that was my father’s. But that was while the hurt was new. I have been a sol dier of fortune too long to think over much of the loss of Appleby Hundred. •Twas my father's, certainly; but 'twas never mine.” “And yet—and yet It should be yours, John Ireton.” She said it brave ly, with uplifted face and eloquent eyes that one who ran might read. “ 'Tts good and true of you to say so, little one; but there be two sides to that, as well. So my father’s acres come at last to you and Richard Jen nifer. I shall be well content, I do as sure you. Margery.” She sprang from her low seat and went to stand In the wondow-bay. After a time she turned and faqed me once gain, and the warm blood was in cheek and neck, and there was a soft light in her eyes to make them shine like stars. "Then you would have me marry Richard Jennifer?” she asked. 'Twae but a little word that honor bade me say, and yet It choked me and I could not say it. "Dick would have you. Margery; and Dick is my dear friend —as I am his." She heard the clink of horseshoes on the gravel and turned, signing to me for silence while she looked below. The window overhung the entrance on that side, and through the opened air casement I heard some babblement of voices, though not the words. “I must tell you," she said, “ 'tis now two weeks and more since Sir Francis Falconuet asked me to marry him." And with these bitterest of all words to her leave-taking, she left me to en dure as best I might the torment they had lighted for me. It was full two days after the com ing of the baronet and the factor-law yer Pengarvin before I saw my lady’s face near-hand again, and sometimes I was glad for Richard Jennifer’s sake. I knew Sir Francis and the lawyer still lingered on at Appleby Hundred— indeed. I saw them dally from my win dow—and Darius would be telling me that they waited upon the coming of some courier from the south. I saw him walk abroad with Margery on his arm, pacing back and forth beneath the oaks and bending low to catch her lightest word with grave and courtly deference. Brave deeds were to the fore. It seemed. At Ramsour’s MUI. a few miles north and west, some little hand* ful of determined patriots had bested thrice their number of kind's arti sans and that without a leader bigger than a county oolone . Lord Rawdon. In command of Lord Oomwhllls's van. had come as far a* Waxhaw Creek, but. being unsupported, dad withdrawn to Hanging Rock. Our Mr. Rutherford was on his way to the Forks of Yad kin to engage the Tories gathering un der Colonel Bryan. As vet. it seemed, we had no force of any consequence to take the field against Cornwallis, though there were flying rumors of an army marchmg from Virginia, with a new-appointed general at It* head. It was fully dark when I had finish ed a plan of escape. Thrte was the hazard of the weapon-getting. With full-blood health and strength I might ha re gone bare-handed: but as It was. I feared to take the chance. So with a candle I went a-prowling in the deep drawers of the old oaken clothes-press and In the escritoire which once had been my mother's and found no weap on bigger than a hairpin. Taking post In the deep bay of the window, I set myself to watch for the lighting of the great room at the front, had two wlndcws on my side, and while I could not see them, I knew that I should see the sheen of light upon the lawn. It must have l een an hour or more before the sound of distance-muffled hoofbeats on the road broke in upon the chirping silence of* the night. I looked and listened, straining eye and ear, hearing but little and seeing less until three shadowy horsemen issued from the curtain-wall of black beneath my window. There were sword-clank ings as of armed men dismounting, and then a few low-voiced words of welcome. Followed quickly the closing of the door and silence; and when my eyes grew once again accustomed to the gloom, I saw below the horses standing head to head, and in the midst a man to hoid them. I swung the casement noiselessly and clambered out, vr'th hand and foot in proper hold as if those youthful Sit tings of my boyhood days had been but yesternight. A breathless minute later I was down and afoot on solid ground; and then a thing chanced which I would had not. The man whom I had called a servant turned and saw me. “Halt! Who goes there?” he cried. “A friend,” said I, between my wish ings for a weapon. For this servant of my preflgurlngs proved to be a trooper, booted, spurred and armed. "I think you lie," he said; and after that he said no more, for he was down among the horses’ hoofs and I upon him, kneeling hard to scant his breath for shoutings. It grieves me now through all these years to think that I did kneel too hard upon this man. He was no ene my of mine, and did but do his duty. But he would fight or die, and I must fight or die; and so it ended as such strivings will, with some grim crack ling of ribs—and when I rose he rose not with me. I stayed to knot the bridle reins up on his arm to make it plain that he had fallen at his post. That done, I took his sword as surer for my pur pose than a pistol; and hugging the deepest shadow of the wall, approach ed the nearer window. It was open wide, for the night was sultry warm. I drew myself by inches to the case ment, which was high, finding some foothold in the wall; and when I look ed within I saw a table, and round it five men lounging at their ease. Of these five two, the baronet and the lawyer, were known to me, and I have made known to you. A third I guessed for Gilbert Stair. The other two were strangers. CHAPTER VI. Seeing that I had taken a man’s life for the chance of looking in upon a drinking bout, I went aghast and would have fled for very shame had not I heard a mention of my name. It was one of the late-comers who spoke it, a seasoned soldier by his look and garb. "You say you’ve bagged this Cap tain Ireton? Who may he be? Sure ly not old Roger’s son?" “The same,” said the baronet, short ly. "But how came he here? The last I knew of him he was a lieutenant in the Royal Scots.” “So he was. But afterward he ,cut the service and levanted to the Conti nent.” “What brought him over-seas. Sir Francis?” “What was it, think you, Mr. Stair?" asked Falconnet, passing the question on. At this they all looked to the mas ter of Appleby Hundred, and I looked, too. He was not the man I should have hit upon in any throng as the reaver of my father’s estate; still less the man who might be Margery’s fath er. He had the face of all the Stairs of Ballantrae without its simple Scot tish ruggedness; a sort of weasel face it was, with pale-gray eyes that had a trick of shifty dodging, and deep-fur rowed about the mouth and chin with lines that spoke of indecision. "I know not why he came—how should I know?” he quavered. "Ap pleby Hundred is mine—mine. I teii you! His title was well hanged on a tree with his rebel father!” A laugh uproarious from the three soldiers greeted his petulant outburst; after which the baronet enlightened the others. “As you know, Captain John, Ap pleby Hundred once belonged to the rebel Roger Ireton, and Mr. Stair here holds but a conflscator’s title. ‘Tis likely the son heard of the war and thought he stood some chance to come Into his own again.” "Oh. aye; sure enough," quoth the elder officer. “Of course he promptly 'listed with the rebels when he came? Trust Roger Ireton’s son for that” My baronet wagged his head assent- Ingly to this; then clinched the lie on words. "Of course; we have his commission. He Is on De Kalb's stafT. detached for special duty.’ ” v "A spy!" roared the Jester. "And yet you haven't hanged him!” Sir Francis shrugged like any Frenchman. “All In good time, my dear Captain. There were reasons why I did not care to knot the rope myself. Besides, we had a little disagreement years agone across the water; 'twas about a woman. He was keen upon me for satisfaction in this old quar rel. and I gave It him. thinking he'd hang the easier for a little- blooding first." Here the factor-lawyer cut in anx iously. “But you will hang him. Sir Francis? You've promised that, you know." I d'd not hate my enemy the more because he turned a shoulder to this little bloodhound and quite ignored the interruption. "So we fought It out one morning In Mr. Stair's wood-field, and he had what he came for. Not to give him a chance to escape, we brought him here, and as soon as he is rit to ride I'll send him to the colonel. Tarleton will give him a short thrift. I promise you. and then"—this to the master of Appleby Hundred —"then your title will be well quieted. Mr. Stair.” Having thus disposed of me, they came to the graver business of the moment, with a toast tee lay the dust before It. It was FUleonnet who gave the toast. “Here's to our redskins and their king—How do you call him. Captain Stuart “Oconostot* is the Cherokee of it though on the border they know him better as 'Old Hop.'" The)' discussed a plot to make the blood run cold in my veins, or in the veins of any man who knew the cruel temper of these savages; £.nd when ,1 thought upon the fate of my poor countrymen beyond the mountains, I saw what lay befote me. The settlers must be warned in tifne to fight or fly. But while I listened, with every fac ulty alert to reckon with the task of rescue, I take no shame in saying that the problem balked me. Lacking the strength to mount and ride in my own proper person, there was nothing for It but to find a messenger; and would would he be in a region at the moment distraught with war's alarums, and needing every man for self-defense? At that, I thought of Jennifer? True, he was wounded, too; but he would know how best to pass the word to those in peril. I made full sure he’d find a way if I could reach him; and when I had it simmered down to this, the problem simplified itself. I must have speech with Dick before the night was out, though I should have to crawl on hands and knees the half-score miles to Jennifer House. The plotters had marked out the de tails of their campaign on a sheet of parchment. I hoped to make a shift to rob them of this map. It was a desperate chance, but in the frenzy of the moment I resolved to take it. Gil bert Stair and the lawyer sat fair across from me. Of the trio at the table's end, the baronet and the cap tain had their backs to me. The younger officer sat across, and he was staring broadly at my window. My one hope hinged upon the bold ness of a dash. If I could spring with in and sweep the two candle-sticks from the table, there was a chance that I might snatch the parchment in the darkness and confusion and escape as I had come. (To be continued.) TROUT AND RATTLERS. Here la the Real Thing In a Fish and Snake Story Combined. One time I crossed the range in company with a number of other fel lows and dropped down on the Cham plain slope, a writer in the Saranac Lake Enterprise says. There I saw a place In a stream which looked to be good for fishing, so I stepped off my old skate of a pony, while the other chaps rode on to establish camp. I had a strong line in my pocket, equip ped with a large hook baited with a grasshopper. Within less than five minutes I got a bite. The first time I missed him, but I pulled him up to the surface and actually almost had a fit, for the trout had a mouth at ieast five inches wide in the clear and when he let go of that hook his jaws snap ped together so that they could have been heard 100 yards away. The place where he made hi-r home was in a deep pool below a riffle, and he was evi dently the only fish that lived there — he was a cannibal, as are all other big trout, and anything that came over that riffle generally landed in hi3 jaws. But that is another story. I started to tell you how I caught him. I sent the hook back again and the big fel low immediately took <t. This time I caught him for fair. The line I used was as big around as a chalk line and as strong as a rope. As soon as he pulled I realized I had a whale on the end of my line, and he and I fought the matter out for fully half an hour. Then I got him ashore. lie was 30 inches long and at the very least 6 inches broad across the body. With some difficulty I killed him with a club and then tied him behind my saddle and made my way to camp. Arriving there the boys admired the fish immensely. One of them said: “I’ll dress him and we will eat him for supper.” “That's what I caught him for,” was my unconcerned an swer. Then the other man got busy, and in a minute later I heard a heart rending yell and the other chap came back to camp with terror written all over his face. "There’s a live rattle snake In that fish’s belly and he al most hit me,” was his declaration. We Investigated and found he had told the truth, for a wicked-looking rattler was crawling sluggishly away. We killed him and then made further investiga tions, finding another spake about twenty inches long—the live one was forty inches long and had sixteen rat tles. We pondered over the matter at length, and finally came to the follow ing conclusion: The snr.**e.- had at tempted to swim the creek and were washed over the riffle. The big fish waiting below considered everything his meat which came his way and he swallowed ooth of them. The smaller snake was first to meet his fate, and as the other had only been imprisoned a little while before I caught the trout, he had not yet given up the ghost. It is just another instance of the ferociousness o* the trout family. ‘•lt’* an 111 Wind.” Some time ago there was a flood in British Columbia. An old fellow who had lost nearly everything he pos sessed was sitting on the roof of lis house as it floated along when a boat approached. "Hello, John!” “Hello, Dave!” "Are your fowls all washed away, John?” “Yes, but the ducks can swim,” re plied the old man. "Apple trees gone?” “Well, they said the crop would be a failure, anyhow." “I see the flood’s away above your window.” s all right, Dave. Them win ders needed washin’, anyhow.”—Pear son’s Weekly. lost a Trike. "How is your courtship coming along?" * “Oh, fairly well.” “Are you getting any nearer her father?” "A trifle since fall began. We've moved in from the front veranda to the parlor and he's moved from the back porch to the kitchen." —Louisville Cour'er-Journal Another t Igarette Victim. “I understand tbat your boy Josh injured his health smokin’ cigarettes.” “Yep.” answered Farmer Corntossel. "He was keerless about lightin’ one of ’em when he had on a celluloid collar." —Washington Star. I ■kind. "My dear, did you make this cake out of the cook book?” "Yea, love.” "Well, I thought I tasted one of the covers.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer. Airship Hat Hlgk. The airship hat had been invented. "No,” explained the milliner, ‘it don’t look like an airship, but it costs about the same.”- —Philadelphia Ledger. Work is the grand cure of all tha maladies and miseries that ever beset mankind —honest work, which you i tend getting done.—Thomas Carlyle. THE 1706—The Colonial Assembly of North Carolina repealed acts of intoler ance. 1772 —The first vessel left Quebec for the West Indies. 1778 —British force arrived oft the Isl and of Tybee to begin their attack on Savannah. 1783—Washington, in the city of An napolis, resigned his commisMon in the army. 1789—Bank of the United States be gan to discount. 1800 —Attempt made to assassinate Na poleon Bonaparte. 1811—Funeral in Richmond, Va., of the scores who perished in the burn ing of the Richmond theater. 1814 —The British made an attack upon the position held by Gen. Jackson for the defense of New Orleans, and retired after a contest of about seven hours... .Treaty of Ghent terminated the war of 1812, be tween Great Britain and the Uni ted States. 1832—Gov. Hayne of South Carolina is sued a proclamation in answer to that of the President of the United States John C. Calhoun resign ed the vice presidency of the Uni ted States. 1835—A treaty was made with the Cherokees in Georgia, by which they agreed to remove w T est of the Mississippi. 1838 — Execution of rebels in Montreal. 1839 Penny postage adopted in Eng land, 1841—Gas first used for illuminating purposes in Toronto. 1847 —First telegraph lines reached St. Louis. 1851 —Louis Kossuth, the noted Hunga rian patriot, spoke before the Uni ted States Congress at Washing ton. ; 1860—Louisiana adopted an ordinance of secession... .United States rev enue cutter William Allen surren dered to the South Carolina au thorities. 1862 —The Federals, under Gen. Sher man, were repulsed at Chickasaw Bayou, Miss. 1864 Gen. Hardee destroyed his iron clads and navy yards and escaped from Savannah with 15,000 troops. 1865 Celebration of the 800th anniver sary of the foundation of West . minster Abbey. 1867—First meeting of the Ontario Legislature. ISB8 —Lord Lisgar appointed Governor General of Canada. 1870 — State of Georgia leased the Western and Atlantic Railroad to a company for twenty years at a rental at $25,000 a month. 1871— Edward Blake formed a Libera’ ministry in Canada. 1872 — The Hon. Amos de Comos be came premier of British Columbia. ....Barnum’s Museum, New York City, destroyed by fire. 1874 King Kalakaua of Hawaii arriv ed in New York. 1875 — Earthquake felt in Richmoi and, Va. 1876 Nearly a hundred lives lost In a train wreck at Ashtabula, Ohio. aß?3—The cantalever railroad bridge across the Niagara River was opened. 1890 — Henry B. Brown of Michigan commissioned an associate justice of the United States Sujreme Court... .Capt. \foillace and several soldiers killed in a fight with Sioux Indians in South Dakota. 1891 — Fight at Ratenal Springs, Texas, between United States troops and Mexican revolutionists Business suspended in London because of dense fog. # 1898 —New buildings of McGill Univer sity opened by Lord Minto. 1903 — Nearly 600 lives lost in the Iro quois theater fire in Chicago -1904 Market price of cotton declined to 8% cents. 1905 — Herbert H. D. Pierce appointed first United States minister to Nor way. 1908 —William I. Buchanan sent to Venezuela as American commis sioner, to investigate conditions.... President Roosevelt invited Can ada and Mexico to participate ir the movement for the ccnserVation of resources. French Mednl* Ly Flight. For distinguished success in the art of mechanical flight during the year, the French Academy of Science has de cided to award gold medals to the fol lowing aviators: Bieriot, Famum, De Lambert. Latham, Dumont, De la Vaulx, Vcrisin, Wilbur and Orville Wright and Count Zeppelin. TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES Major W. H. Heistand. an inmate of the soldiers' borne at Sawtelle, Cal., has fallen heir to the title and estate of Baron Karl Frederick Heistand, who died recently near Karlstandt. Ba varia. All boarding and rooming houses oc cupied by students of the University of Wisconsin are henceforth to be under thorough inspection by the faculty committee on hygiene. At their last meeting the regents provided funds for this work. Delegates were elected at Oklahoma City to a city convention to draft a charter for a commission form of gov ernment. Julius Giilemo, a Swiss, while rid ing on a west bound train near Reno, Nevada, became suddenly insane and made a headlong plunge through a window while the train was going for ty miles an hour. John Duley. 53 years old. formerly president of the National State Bank of Maysviile, Ky.. committed suicide in a boarding house at Lexington, by shooting himself through the bead and heart. The 1910 Rhodes scholarship from Pennsylvania was awarded to A. P. Keiso. Jr., of Pittsburg, a graduate of Washington an* Jefferson University. Knights of Columbus from all parts of the country will make a pilgrimage next August to Rome and Genoa, the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, according to an announcement made in New York. The senior academic class of Yale elected Carl Lehmann, of Akron. Ohio, as class orator and A- K Baker, of Bridgeport. Conn- as poet. Among the members of the class day commit tee is Robert A. Taft, son of Pres dent Taft. A MAN WHO HAD COURAGE. In St. Ives, in Land's End, bird kill ing used to flourish almost without protest. It has not wholly ceased yet, to be sure, but one little incident took place which seems to have been re membered here and there, and to have brought about a merciful truce. In “The Land’s End” W. H. Hudson re lates the occurrence as he heard of it. He was talking one day to a wom an who deplored' the way her fellow countrymen wer? killing birds of all kinds. “I'm sure," she said, “that if someone living here would go about among the people and talk to the men and boys, and not be afraid of anything, but try to get the police and magistrates to help him, he could getvthese things stopped in time, just as Mr. Ebblethwaite did about the gulls.” Who was Mr. Ebblethwaite, and what was it he did about the gulls? I had been, off and on, a long time in the place, and had talked about the birds with a score of people, witl - out ever hearing this name mentioned And as to the gulls, they were well enough protected by the sentiment of the fisherfolk. But it had not been so always. On inquiry, I found twenty persons to tell me all about Mr. Ebblethwaite, who had been very well known to every body in the town, but as he had been dead some years, nobody had remem bered to tell me about him. It now came out that the very strict protection awarded to the gulls at St. Ives dates back only about fifteen to eighteen years. The fishermen always had a friendly feeling for the birds, as is the case of all the fishing places on the coast, but they did not protect them from persecution, although the chief persecutors were their own chil dren. People, natives and visitors, amused themselves by shooting the gulls along the cliffs and in the harbor. Harrying the gulls wac <.he popular amusement of the boys; they were throwing stones at them all day long, and caught them with baited hooks, and set gins baited with fish on the sands, and no person forbade them. Then Mr. Ebblethwaite appeared on the scene. He came from a town In the north of England, in broken health, and here he stayed a number of years, living alone in a small house down by the waterside. He was very fond of the gulls and fed them every day; but his example had no effect on others, nor had his words when he Don’t Weep At The Ice House. Some people swell up on “emotion” brewed from absolute untruth. It’s an old trick of the leaders of the Labor Trust to twist facts and make the "sympathetic ones” “weep ai the ice house." (That’s part of the tale further on.) Gompers et al. sneer at, spit upon and defy our courts, seeking sympathy by falsely telling the people the courts were trying to deprive them of free speech and free press. Men can speak freely and print opinions freely in this country and no court will object, but they cannot be allowed to print matter as part of a criminal conspiracy to injure and ruin other citizens. Gompers and his trust associates started out to ruin the Bucks Stove Cos., drive its hundreds of workmen out of work and destroy the value of the plant without regard to the fact that hard earned money of men who worked, had been invested there. The conspirators were told by the courts to stop these vicious “trust” methods, (efforts to break the firm that won’t come under trust rule), but Instead of stopping they “dare” the courts to punish them and demand new laws to protect them in such de structive and tyrannous acts as they may desire to do. * * * The rea son Gompers and Uis band persisted in ‘trying to ruin the Bucks Stove W(frits was because the stove company insisted on the right to keep £c>me old employees at work when "de union” ordered them discharged and some of “de gang” put in. Now let us reverse the conditions and have a look. Suppose the company had ordered the union to dismiss certain men from their union, and, the demand being re fused, should Institute a boycott against that union, publish Its name in an “unfair list,” Instruct other manufacturers all over the United States hot to buy the labor of that union, have committees call at stores and threaten to boycott if the mer chants sold anything made by that union. Picket the factories where members work and slug them on the way home, blow up their houses and wreck the works, and even murder a few members of the boycotted union to teach them they must obey the or ders of "organized Capital?” It would certainly be fair for the company to do these things if lawful for the Labor Trust to do them. In such a case, under our laws, the boycotted union could apply to our courts and ibe courts would order the company to cease boycotting and try ing to rail. these union men. Suppose thereupon the company should sneer at the court and in open defiance con tinue the unlawful acts in a persist ent, carefully laid out plan, purposely intended to ruin the union and fore® its members into poverty. What a howl would go up from the union de manding that the courts protect them and punish their law-breaking oppres sors. Then they would praise the courts and go on earning a living pro tected from ruin and happy in the knowledge that the people's courts could defend them. How could any of us receive pro tection from law-breakers unless the courts have power to, and do punish such men. The court is placed in position where it must do one thing or the other —punish men who persist in de fying Its peace orders or go out of service, let anarchy reign and the more powerful destroy the weaker. Peaceable citizens sustain the courts as their defenders, whereas thieves, forgers, burglars, crooks of all kinds and violent members of la bor unions, hate them and threaten violence if their mem ben: are punish ed for breaking the law. They want the courts to let them go free and at the same time demand punishment for other men ''outside de union” when they break the law. • • • Notice the above reference is to “violent” members of labor unions. The great majority of the "unheard” union men are peaceable, upright citizens. The noisy, violent ones get into ofßce and the leaders of the great Labor Trust know how to mass this kind of men. went about day after day on the beach, trying to persuade people to desist from these senseless brutalities. Finally he succeeded in getting a number of boys summoned for cruelty before the magistrates, and although no convictions followed, nor could be obtained, since there was no law or by-law to help him in such a case, he yet in this indirect way accomplished his object. He made himself unpopu lar, and was jeered and denounced as an interfering person, especially by the women; but some of the fishermen now began to pluck up spirit and sec ond his efforts, and in a little while it came to be understood that, law or no law, the gulls roust not be perse cuted. That is what Mr. Ebblethwaite did. For me it was to “say something,” and I have now said it. Doing and saying come to pretty much the same thing. At all events, I have on this occasion kept Ruskin's words in mind concerning the futility of prodding and scratching at that thick, insensible crust which lies above the impressible part in men tinless w r e come through with a deep thrust somewhere. TAME SEA GULLS. Canarht Young and Kept Aron nil House, They Have Never Left It, I have had a pair of tame gulls for the last five .years, a writer in the Field says. I got them from Seariff Island when they were about three months old and had their wings cut. For about two years they used to run about with the fowls and would eat anything in the way of meat, bread and cakes. I was advised to put them into the garden to eat the slugs, but I found they were fonder of strawber ries aqd so removed them. They are not a bit afraid of doga or cats. When their wings were well grown I let them fly to sea (which is only about five minutes from my home). They always came back about our meal hours. I called them Paddy and Polly. Paddy is afraid of nothing; he comes into the dining room and walks around the table, taking food from everyone, and one day he had the boldness to turn two cats from their saucer of bread and milk and finished the contents himself. Another day we were having tea outside the hall door when he flew on to the table and helped himself to bread and but ter. If there is no one in the front of the house they hy around to the back and tap at one of the kitchen windows to be fed. They go away sometimes for three or four weeks in the autumn during the mackerel fishing season, and I ex pect they get food enough at the fish- in labor conventions and thus carry out the leaders’ schemes, frequently abhorrent to the rank and file: so it was at the late Toronto convention. The paid delegates would applaud and “resolute” as Gompers wanted, but now and then some of the real workingmen insist on being heard, sometimes at the risk of their lives. Delegate Egan is reported to have said at the Toronto convention: “If the officers of the federation would only adhere to the law we would think a lot more of them.” The Grand Cou 'cil of the Provincial Workingmen’s . .ss’n of Canada has declared in favor of severing all connection with unions in the U. S., saying "any union having its seat of Gov’t in America, and pretending to be international in its scope, must fight industrial battles according to American methods. Said methods have consequences which are abhor rent to the law-abiding people of Can ada involving hunger, misery, riot, bloodshed and murder, all of which might be termed a result of the prac tical war now in progress in our fair province and directed by foreign emis saries of the United Miners of Ameri ca.” That is an honest Canadian view of our infamous "Labor Trust.” A few days ago the daily papers printed the following. (By the Associated Press.) Washington, D. C., Nov. 10. —Char- acterizing the attitude of Samuel Gompers, John Mitchell and Frank Morrison of the American Federation of Labor in the contempt proceedings in the courts of the District of Colum bia, in connection with the Bucks’ Stove and Range Company, as “a will ful, premeditated violation of the law,” Simon Burns, general master workman of the general assembly, Knights of Labor, has voiced a severe condemnation of these three leaders. Mr. Burns expressed his confidence in courts in general and in those of the District of Columbia in particular. APPROVED BY DELEGATES. This rebuke by Burns was in his annual report to the general assembly of his organization. He received the hearty approval of the delegates who heard it read at their annual meeting in this city. "There is no trust or combination of capital in the world,” said Mr. Burns, "that violates laws oftener than do the trust labor organizations, which resort to more dishonest, unfair and dishon orable methods toward their competi tors than any trust- or combinations in the country.” Mr. Burns said the action of '‘these so-called leaders” would be harmful for years to come whenever attempts were made to obtain labor legislation. “The Labor Digest,” a reputable workingman’s paper, says, as part of all article entitled “The Beginning of the End of Gompersism, many organi zations becoming tired of the rule-or ruin policies which have been en forced by the president of the A. F. of L.” “That he has maintaifl**4 hi* leader ship for so long a time in the face of his stubborn clinging to policies which the more thoughtful of the working men have seen for years must be abandoned, has been on account part ly of the sentimental feeling on the part of the organizations that he ought not to be deposed, and the un willingness of the men who were men tioned for the place to accept a nomi nation in opposition to him. In addi tion to this, there Is no denying the shrewdness of the leader of the A. F. of L.. and his political sagacity, which has enabled him to keep a firm grip on the machinery of the organization, and to have his faithful henchmen in the positions where they could do him the most good whenever their services might be needed. "Further than this, he has never failed, at the last conventions. to have some sensation to spring on the con vention at the psychological moment, which would place him in the light of a martyr to the cause of unionism, and excite a waTe of sympathetic enthusi asm for ha in. which would carry the delegates off their feet, and result 1 a his re-election. ing curing station, about a mile away. Sometimes they have brought young ones with them on their return, but the latter never get very tame and generally go away when they have ac quired their full plumage. BUILT ON A LEFT-OVER STRIP. T-ro-S**ry House In New York Only 3 Fret 8 1-4 Inches Wide. A building remarkable because it is only 3 feet 8)4 inches wide stands at the northwest corner of Melrose ave nue and Ehist 161st street, the Bronx, the New York Sun says. It is occu pied as a tailor shop by its owner, Henry Übelbor. It is twenty-two feet long and two stories in height, its upper story contained in a French roof. When Melrose avenue was planned Mr. Übelhor’s father owned a plot of ground fronting fifty feet along the northerly side of East 161st street, across the proposed avenue's line. When the avenue Yvas opened all this land was taken excepting a narrow strip along its westerly edge, this strip having a front of 3 feet BVi inches on 161st street and a front for its entire length along the west side of the ave nue. It might have been supposed that all that could be done with this narrow piece of land would be to sell it to the owner of the laud which it adjoined, but about a dozen years ago the present Mr. Übelhor put up the building that now stands on it. The entire street end of the build ing is taken up by a show window, which is extended around on the ave-. nue front. The entrance is at the middle of the avenue front; a storm door built out from the entrance serves as a vestibule. On entering the door you scarcely **ealize at first how narrow the building is, for im mediately in front of the entrance is a mirror. The building Is of steel frame con struction, so built in order that the walls might be made as thin as pos sible to save interior space; but as they stand the walls are three inches in thickness, making six inches to be deducted from the interior, so that the inside width of this building on its ground floor >’•, only three feet two and a quertr: inches. To the right from the entrance is found the only room on this floor; it is about nine feet in length. To the left from the entrance is a stairway leading down intc the basement, which is 15x25 feet, the additional space be ing gained by utilizing the vault space under the Melrose avenue and 161st street sidewalks. At the front is a room for customers, while partitioned off at the rear is a workroom, both “That his long leadership, and this apparent impossibility to fill his place has gone to his head, and made him Imagine that he is much greater a man than he really is, is undoubtedly the case, and accounts for the tactic he has adopted in dealing with ques tions before congress, where he has unnecessarily antagonized men to whom organized labor must look for recognition of their demands, and where labor measures are often op posed on account of this very antagon ism, which would otherwise receive support. “There is no doubt but what organ ized labor in this couvtry would be much stronger with a leader who was more in touch with conditions as they actually exist, and who would bring to the front the new policies which organized labor must adopt if it ex pects to even maintain its present standing, to say nothing of making future progress.” We quote portions of another arti cle, a reprint, from the same labor pa per: “Organized labor, through Its lead ers, must recognize the mistakes of the past if they expect to perpetuate their organizations or to develop the movement which they head. No move ment, no organization, no nation can develop beyond the Intellects which guide these organizations, and if the leaders are dominated by a selfish mo tive the organization will become tinged with a spirit of selfishness, which has never appealed to mankind in any walk of life at any time since history began. "It can be said in extenuation of certain leaders of organized labor that the precarious position which they oc cupy as leaders has had a tendency to cause them to lose sight of the object behind the organization. The natural instinct in man for power and posi tion is in no small measure responsi ble for the mistakes of the leaders, not necessarily in labor unions alone, but in every branch of society. This desire for power and leadership and personal aggrandizement causes men who have been earnest and sincere in their efforts in the start to deteriorate into mere politicians whose every act and utterance is tinged with the desire to cater to the baser passions of the working majority in the societies or organizations and this is undoubtedly true when applied to the present lead ers of the Federation. We mention the Federation of Labor particularly in this article because that organiza tion is the only organization of labor which has yet found itself in direct opposition to the laws of the land. There are other organizations of labor whose leaders have made mistakes, but they have always kept themselves and their organisations within the bounds of the law and respected the rights of every other man in consider ing the rights of themselves and their constituency; whereas, the motto of the Federation lb just the reverse, and unless the leaders conform them selves and their organization in ac cordance with the laws of the land, the leaders and the organization itself must be disintegrated and pass into history, for in America the common sense in mankind is developed to a greater extent than in any other na tion on the earth, and the people, who are the court of last resort in this country, will never allow any system to develop in this country which does not meet with the approval of the ma jority of the citizens of the country. “This must have forced itself upon the leaders of the Federation by this time If it has not, the leaders must be eliminated. The organization which they head has done many meritorious ‘hings in times past and the people are always ready and willing to ac knowledge the benefits whiei their efforts have brought to their constitu ency as a whole, but at the present time labor organizations in general, and the Federation of Labor in par ticular, stand before the bar of public opinion, having been convicted of self ishness and a disposition to rule all the people of the country in the inter est of the few. The people are pa dent and awaiting to see If the object lesson which they have been forced to being amply lighted hy sidewalk lights. The upper story of this building in the French roof is used for storage purposes, a folding stairway giving easy access to it. Thr ConKldernte Farmer. An amusing incident occurred in a hotel a few nights ago, sajs a Phila delphia newspaper. It appears that a farmer from South Jersey, who was unusually ignorant of city ways, went to the hotel with hs son. The father retired early, but the son went out to “see the town.” At 12:30 o’clock the farmer went downstairs and inquired of the night clerk if the boy had returned yet. He was told that he had not. The father went back to bis room, An hour later he again appeared before the clerk and said: “Hain’t Jack in yet?” Again he was informed that the lad was out. The old man made several subsequent trips, and still his boy was among the missing. Finally, at 3:30 o'clock, the fanner trudged wearily down the stairs and asked again if his boy had returned. “No, he's not in yet," replied the night clerk. “Waal, I guess he won't come in then. Guess you needn't wait up any longer.” One HoArat Prraon. “I strive tb be modest and self-ef facing." observed our friend. “I un derrate myself habitually. 1 have ob served the effects of the other course. And I know that if I should ever al low myself to appreciate myself at my own true worth I should become insuf ferably vain—and vanity is the worst of sins!” —Cleveland Leader. Modern Soelefjr, "Jones, as I have discovered, is a liar and a thief.” “But you have him at your house?” “Yes—nobody but you and me have discovered it yet.”—Cleveland Leader. The Philosopher of Folly. “I see by the papers,” says the philosopher of folly, "that the dentists will form a trust. I suppose it will be known as the ’Teething King.’ ” Cleveland Leader. A 1)1 men it Tusk. The Man —Do you think you could learn to love me, darling? The Darling—l don’t know; I might. 1 learned Greek when I was a girl.— Illustrated Bits. Wireless telegraph apparatus is pro hibited in British India except upon government license. give to these leaders is going to be recognized and if they are going to conform themselves and their future work and actions in accordance there to.” Let the people remember that com ment, "The Federation of Labor in particular stands before the bar of public opinion hgving been convicted of selfishness and a disposition to rule all the people of the country in the interest of the few.” The great 90 per cent of Americans do not lake kindly to the acts of tyr anny by these trust leaders openly de manding that all people bow down to the rules of the Labor Trust and we are treated to the humiliating specta cle of our Congress and even the Chief Executive entertaining these convict ed law-breakers and listening with consideration to their insolent de mands that the very laws be changed to allow them to safely carry on their plan of gaining control over the affairs of the people. The sturdy workers of America have come to know the truth about these "martyrs sacrificing themselves in the noble cause of labor” but It’s only the hysterical ones who swell up aud cry over the aforesaid heroes,” remind ing one of the two romantic elderly maids who, weeping copiously, were discovered by the old janitor at Mt. Vernon. “What is It ails you ladles?” Taking the handkerchief from one swollen red eye, betweeu sobs sho said: “Why, we have so long revered the memory of George Washington that we feel It a privilege to come hero and weep at his tomb.’’ “Yas’m, yas’m, yo’ shore has a de sire to express yo’ sympathy, but yo’ are overflowin’ at de wrong spot, yo’ Is weepin’ at de Ice house.” Don’t get maudlin about law-break ers who must be pun'shed If the very existence of our people Is to be main tained. If you have any surplus sympathy it can be extended to the honest work ers who continue earn food when threatened arj are frequently hurt and sometimes killed before the courts can intervene to protect them Now the Labor Trust leaders de mand of Congress that the courts be stripped of power to Issue Injunctions to prevent them from assaulting or perhaps murdering men who dare earn a living when ordered by the Labor Trust to quit work. Don’t “weep at the Ice House" and don’t permit any set of law-breakers to bully our courts, If your voice and vote can prevent. Be sure and write your Representatives and Senators In Congress asking them not to vote for any measure to prevent the courts from protecting homes, projierty and persons from attack by paid agents of this great Labor Trust. Let every reader write, and write now. Don't sit silent and allow thd or ganized and paid men of this great trust to force Congress to believe they represent the great masses of the American people. Say your say and let your representatives In Congress know that you do not want to be gov erned under new laws which would empower the I-abor Trust leaders with legal right to tell you when to work, Where! For whom' At wha* price! What to buy! What not to buy! Whom to vote for! How much you shall pay per month in fees to the La bor Trust! etc., etc., etc. This power is now being demanded by the passage of laws in Congress. Tell your Senators and Representa tives plainly that you don't want them to vote for any measure that will al low any set of men either represent ing Capital or Labor to govern and dictate to the common people, who prefer to be free to go and come, wort or not. and vote for whom they pleas* Every man’s libc-y will disappear when the leaders of th- groaf Labor Trust or any other trust can ride rough shod over people and mass their forces to prevent oor eourts from a l fording protection. “There’s a Reason.” C. W. POST, Battle Creek, Mich.