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September 29, 1921
A Man for
A Story of the Bui! Jen
By Irving Bacheller
Oaerrtgkt, Irrlag Jtiir
CHAPTER If, on ana Sarah Tray
Is, with lhir . .... iliildren. Jvaisli and
Betaer, travel ii) vn lr"iii liieir hum
la Vergenne. VI, ., in total, Uia land
( pUl.ty Tlirir .1. . lnUn th Coun
try of Uia Koni.tiiMO, la Illinois
CHAITKlt lll.-Amoaf ta Trsrlor
nrai tcqwa-iilan. ea ar Lincoln friends.
Jack Keieu and Ina tirwits aauahur Mun.
I Vaasa o( age.
CIIAHTKK II -Al Nlaiara Falls they
ait a party of immigrants, amung them
a youth named John McNeil, who alao
a Idea to go to Ilia Isangamoa country.
AJI of tha iartjr uffr fruaa favar and
agu. Sarah in.nistratlone sav tha Ilia
f a youin. Harry Ndis. In la last
gtae of favar, and h acvompania th
Tiai lor. Tlie reach Maw aairin, Illinois,
and ara welcomed by Mun "Aba" Lin
cola. OHAFTr.R IV damaon 4rlda to lo
cal at New Nalem, and beg me building
bl houe l.ed by Jacb Armstrong,
rvwdlaa atiami i to braak up th prvcJ
tags Un.oln tr-raalie Araiaifng Vtmng
Harry NeeOle sink Map McNoll. of
la Armauotig crowd, and McNoll threat
ana vans ranee
CM Af"Tk.R V.-A faw gays latar Harry,
alnna. I eJ larked by McNoll and his
gang, and woulil hav Wen roughly uaad
bad nm Him drivan off his assailants wltb
a shotgun John McNoll, tha Trsylors
Niagara Kails ar'iiiainta.ni a. I markedl
attontit to Ann ItuUedg. Lincoln is la
lav with Ann, but baa ovor had enough
rwuraga to 111 bar a.
CIIAPTKR VI. Traylor hlp two
Slav, who ha-l run away from tl. l4uis.
ta pe s.liihaJt Bigg, owner of tlis
slaves, following ihera. aitsmpts to boat
up Traylur and ta a figtit baa his arm
CH APTFH VII -Walling for Ms arm
lo haul, Msg mts Him Kalao, wltb
whom llarry Neediee has fallan In lavs
Mlgga aake for Hint hand, but bar
falKer refuel h's consent. Biggs re
turn a to m. Louls,
CHAPTER VUL-HIm rente I
Harry that shs lovee Xgga, and th
yauth I disconsolate. Ijnruln Secid lo
aaob a seal la th lagialalura. Ha and
Harry volunteer for the Black Hawk war,
aad leave Nw Balam.
CIIAI'TKH IX -illggs comes bark to
tha village and Ii ami Him flop. Harry
lrn of It on hi way home from tha
"air " Lincoln s advlc and philosophy
uatain him In bk grlaf.
CHAPTER X -Lincoln, defeated la ate
candidacy for tha legialature. forma a
partnership with "lull ' Merry In tha
grocery business Biggs sends a gang to
burn Traitor's houaa, but tha Naw Salem
men ara warned and lha raiders worsted.
rtlAPTKH XI. Unooln. now post
master, derides to rua aaala for tha
legislature. Ann Hulledg la openly In
lav with John McNeil. II leave for
hi horn In th Kaat. srwmtstn ta re
turn soon and marry Ann. Lincoln ac
cepts his defeat nuinfully. No word com
Ing from McNeil. Ann confesses to At
thai his real nams Is McKanisr, and hr
fars that ha will not return. IJncoln
In hi deep lots endeavors to reaasurs
hsr, though he shares her mlmrtvlnga
Unrein wins his ssal la th legialstura
( lit ITER XII -Ann hear from Mr
Nsmar. but hie latter la cold and aha Is
convinced ha doea not lov her. Hhe tella
Aba of her doubt, and h ronfeases hla
lovs and aaka her to marry hltn Ann
declares aha doea not yel lov him, but
will try to. With that promlea Unculn
aeta out for Vandalia and his Uglslallvs
THAr-THH XIII -Inspired hy Elijah
lve)ny. Traylor arranges on his farm a
biding plac for runaway slsvs, a sts-
llon on Ins "Underground Haul
I'HAITER XIV. Ann a trees lo marry
Ah, hut her health la wracked. Three
runaway alavaa seek Trsylor's help In
s aping They belong lo Hlgffs and he
i-omri in pursuit of them Threatened
with arrest for Inciting lha raid oa Tray,
lor. he H-ea One of lha fugitives Is Kim
In disguise Hhe has fled from her hua
band s cruelly.
As slip spoke, th stairway door
M'in-. ami Itlin entered t ! riHiin lu
a silk gown anil sllpera. Hormw hail
ptil its mark umid lir face, hut bail
not t-ifliijriilslipil har hauty. AJI nu
fr.iiu tlia tahle, llnrrjr wnlkcil towanl
her. She ailvgnrwl to init-t hi in. Knov
to fnco, ihfjr stoiMl anil looked Into
parh other's pyeg. The- moment linu
rlcalreil. tha moment nulesnit ami
siililliiinieil by the rlmims of both,
the moment toward which their
thoiik-lita had been wont to has
ten, after the mraa of the day, like
brooks c-nmlitK down from the moun
tains, hud arrived suddenly. She was
In a way prepared for It. She had
taken thoiiKht of what ahe would do
mid say. He had not. Still It made
no difference. Quickly they fell Into
each other's emhracp, and the depth
of their feeling wa may gueag when
w read in the diary of tha miCKed
and rather straVal Haruaon that no
wltneaa of the scene kgxike or moved
"until 1 turned my back upon It for
shame of my tears."
Soon Klin came and kissed Samson's
check and snld :
, "I sin not going to make trouhle, I
couldn't help this. I heard what be
said to you last night. It made me
happy lu "pile of all my troubles. I
love him, but alwve all I hull try to
keep his heart ss clean and noble
a It Iims always been. I really uieunt
to be very strong and upright. It Is
II over now, Forgive us. We are
going to be ss reHpectable as ss wg
Samson pressed her hand and aald :
"You rsuie wltb the slaves aud 1
guess you heard our talk In tha
"Yea, I cam with the slaves, and
was aa black ss either of them. Wg
had all sutTcred. I hoiild have come
alone, but they had been good and
fuilhful to me. I could not bear to
leave them to endure, tha vhdeure of
that nmn. Wt left together one ulght
fchen, he was In drunken, atupor.
We took boat to Alton and caught
tne Star of the North to lleanlstown
they traveling as my servants.
There I hired team and wagon. It
brrxicht ua to tha grove near your
"Why did you disguise yourself he
fore yon came InT"
"I longed to see llarry, but I did
ot want hitn to nee me. I did not
know that he would care to gee me,"
alia answered. "1 longed to gee all
of yon. Now I am ready to go to my
father's bouse like the I'rodlgal Hon
coming hack after hla fully."
"Km you will have Rome dinner
first." said Mrs. Krlmstead.
"No, I run not wait I will walk.
It ia not far to llon-lale."
"Percy Is at the door now with his
hlllllf.v," said Krlinalead.
film kissed Samson's cheek and em
braced Annabel and her mother and
hurried out of the house. Harry car
ried her ling to the hllgtfy and helped
She waved her hand as the IniKgy
went up the road.
"It's the same old Kim," llarry said
to himself, as he stood watching her.
"Kut I think site's lovelier than she
ever a as.'
The next day Samson wrote In hla
"Mini was hatiilMimer, hut different.
She hud a woman's Iteatity. I noticed
her liaiae doilies and that gentle look
In her face that used to com to
Sarah's when her time was about half
over. I am glsd she got away before
she was further along."
CHAPTER XV. (
Wherein Harry and Aba Ride Up to
oprtngdsl and Visit Kelso's.
Illinois wss growing. In June scores
of prairie schooners, limded with old
snd young, rattled over the plains
from the Kast. There were many
Yankees from Ohio, New York and
New Kngliiud In this long caravan.
There were almoxt aa many I rial who
had set out for this land of golden
promle as soon aa they had been
able to save money for a team and
wagon, after reaching the new world.
There were some (iennans and Scan
dinavians In the dust rlnuds of the
National road. Steamers on the Illi
nois river scattered their living freight
along Its shores. These were largely
from Kentucky, southern Ohio, Penn
sylvania, Maryland and Virginia. The
call of the rich and kindly landa had
traveled far and slresms of life were
making toward them, to flow with In
creasing sieed and volume for many
People In Sangamon county had be
gun to learn of the thriving village
of Chicago In the north. Abe aald
that Illinois would he the Kmplre
state of the West; that new era
of rapltl dcvWopment and great pnia
ierlty was iich r. Ind was In great
demand and there were many trans
fers of title. Ahe had more surveying
to do than he was able to accomplish
that summer. llarry waa with him
for some weeks. He could earn two
dollars a day with Ahe, whereas Sam
son waa able to hire a heler for half
that sum. Harry made a couOdant of
hla friend, and when they were work
ing at the northern end of the county
they borrowed a pair of horses and
rode up to Kelso's house and aeiit
Kim met them down the road a mile
or so from Hoiedale. She, too, was
on the back of a horse. She recog-
"Whsre Ar You Golngr Sha Asked.
nlzed them before they were In hail
ing distance and waved her hand and
hurried toward them with a happy
"Where are you going!" aha asked.
"To aee you ami your father aud
mother," said llarry.
sad look came Into her eyes.
"If I had a stone I would throw It
at you," she said.
"Whyt" Harry asked.
"Kerause I have to get Used to being
miserable, and juat aa 1 begin to be
resigned to it, you come along and
make me happy, and I have It all to
do over aguln."
The young man gtopied his horse.
"1 hadn't thought of that." lie aald,
llb a aad fui-e. "It lan't fair to you,
Is it? It's rather selrtnh."
"Why dou't you go to Krlmstead'a."
Ill in suggested. "A beautiful girl over
there la lu love with you. Honestly,
llarry, there Isn't sweeter girl lu
all. the world." '
"I ought not to go there, either,"
aald the young man.
"KecMiiae I mtntn't let her think
that I care for her."
So It happened that Harry went on
with Kim and Ahe to the little houae
They put nut the horses. The girl
tain and sat on ber father's knew.
Harry sat down by the side of Ahe on
the grass In the oak's shsdnw.
"It's a )-y to have the little girl
bark again.' ssld Kelso, aa he touched
her hair with his hand. "It la atlll as
yellow as a com tassel. I wonder It
"Her eyes look ss bright as ever
todny," said Harry.
"No compliments, please. I want
ynu to be downright mean." Kim pro
tested. KcIko lisiked up with a smile: "My
hoy, It was Leoiinrdo tin Vinci who
said Hint a man could have neither a
greater nor n less dominion Ihim that
over himself. I hold that If our
young nmn are to be trained to tyr
anny in a lot of little tiller king
doms, our democracy will die.'
Ale made no answer. He was al
ways slow to commit himself.
"The NtM-th Is partly to IJame for
what has come," said Samson. "1
guess our Yankee captains brought
over mimt of the niggers ami sold them
to the planters of Die South."
"There was a demand for them, or
those Yankee pirates wouldn't have
brought the niggers." Harry answered.
"I tuth seller and buyer were commit
ting a crime."
"They established a grent wrong
and now the South Is pushing to ex
tend and give It the sanction of law."
said Abe. "There Is the point of Irri
tation and danger."
"I hear that In the neit legislature
an effort w ill Im made to endorse slav
ery," said Kelso.
"It Is a dangerous subject," Abe
gnswered. "Whatever happens, I
shall not fall to express my opinion
of slavery If I go hack."
"The time is coming when you will
take the buU by the horns," aald
Kelso. "There's no fence that will
keep him at home."
"I hoiie that isn't true," Abe an
swered. Soon Mrs. Kelso called Rim to set
the table. She and Harry brought It
out under the tree, where. In the cool
shade, they had a merry dinner.
When the dishes were put away,
Percy Krlmstead arrived with his sis
ter Annabel In their buggy. Rim went
out to meet them and came Into the
dooryard with her arm around Anna
"Ild any one ever a lovelier girl
than thlaT Kim asked, aa they stood
op before the dinner party.
"Her cheeks are like wild roars, ber
eyes like the dew on them when the
sun Is rising," said Kelso.
Ahe rose and said. "The day Is
passing. I'll start on with Parsons
and the pony and read my stint afoot.
You come along In a few minutes. By
the time you overtake me I'll be ready
to get Into the saddle."
Half an hour or so after Ahe had
gone. Harry's horse, which had been
whliMng for his mate, bounded out
of thVstahle snd went galloping down
the rood, having slipped his halter.
"He will not stop until he overtakes
the other horse," said Harry.
"You ran ride with ua," Annabel
So the young man brought hla sad
dle and bridle and put It under the
seat of the buggy and got In with
Annabel and her small brother.
Some two miles down the mad llar
ry found Ale standing between the
horses, holding the runaway by his
forelock. The hitter was saddled and
bridled, while the buggy went on
"That Is a wonderful girl," snld
llarry, as he and Ahe were riding
along together. "She Is very modest
and gentle hearted."
"And as pleasant to look st ss the
flowery meadows." Abe snswered.
'I have promised to stop there a
few minutes on our way back."
"It la possible Klin could get a di
vorce." said Ahe, looking down
thoughtfully at the mane of hla horse.
"I'll ask Stuart what he thinks about
It when I see him sgaln."
"I hope you'll see him soon."
"As soon as I can get to Spring
field," Next day a letter rama from Doctor
Allen, telling him that Ann wis far
gone with a dangerous fever. Roth
Aha and Harry dropped their work
and went home. Ann waa too sick to
see her lover.,
The little village was very quiet
those hot summer days. The sorrow
of the pretty maiden had touched th
hearts of the simple kindly folk who
lived there. Kor a year or more there
had been a tender note In their voices
when they spoke of Ann. They had
learned with great gladness of her en
gagement to marry Aba. The whole
community were as one family with
Its favorite daughter about to be
crowned with good fortune, greater
than she knew. Now that she was
stricken down, their feeling was more
than sympathy. The love of Justice,
tha desire to see a great wrong
righted, lu a measure, was lu their
hearts when fliey avught news of the
little sufferer at the tavern.
There was no shouting In the street,
no story-telling In the dooryarda, no
Jesting In the stores and houses, no
merry parties, gladdened by the notes
of the violin. In flie days and night
of Ann's long lliuesa.
Samson wrltea la his diary that Abe
went shout like a man In a dream,
with no heart for work or study. II
sient much time at tha doctor's office,
feeling for some straw of hop.
One day late In August, ss ba stood
talking .wltb Samson Trstlor In the
NEWS REVIEW OF
Congress Reconvenes and the
Senate Is Confronted With
Plenty of Work.
PEACE TREATIES SUBMITTED
Revised Tan Bill Reported But Not Ba.
fors Radlesl "Dry" Get Into Ac
tion Tsntativs Agenda for Arms
Cenfarsnce Serbia and Al
By COWARD W. PICKARD.
Congress Is In session again, wltb
i he house marking time while the sen
te tries to catch up. There Is a tre
mendous lot of Important legislation
liefore the senators, and President
lisrding, through Senator Wstsoo of I
Indiana, wanted them that they must I
soed up, not only for the benefit of
the nation but In order that Itepuhll
ran campaign promises msy be re
deemed. As a starter the President
submitted the treaties with Germany,
Austria aud Hungary, without a spe
cial message hut with the understand
ing that they shall be ratified before
the conference on limitation of arma
ments nsns In N'nveniber.
The trestles were referred to the
foreign relations committee snd the
old opposition of the Irreconcilable,
led by Senator Koran, develoied at
once. It centered on the section re
serving to the United States the right
to have a representative on the repara
tions commission. Borah contended
that If this right were exercised this
country would become Involved Im
mediately In the reparations dispute
that forms the crux of the present
At the first session Senator Penrose
reported the tax bill as revised by
the finance committee and he said he
would seek to keep It before the sen
ate continuously until It la disposed
of. Next day the measure was called'
up for consideration. It may be two
weeks before a final vote la taken no
It. Senator Gerry wss given permis
sion to file a minority report for the
Democratic members of the committee
within seven days, and Senator I.a Fob
street, Doctor Allen called him from
his doorstep. Ahe turned very pale
aa he obeyed the summons.
"I've Just come from her bedside,"
said Doctor Allen. "She wants to see
you. I've talked It over with her par
ents, and we've derided to let you and
her have a little visit together. You
must be prepared for, a great change
la Ann. There's not much left of tha
year girl. A breath would blow ber
away. Rut ahe wanta to see you. It
msy he better than medicine. Who
The two men went across to the
tavern. Mrs. Rutledge snd Abe tlp
toed up the stairway. Tha latter en
tered the room of the sick girl. The
woman closed the door. Ann Rut
ledge was alone with her lover. There
were none who knew what happened
Entered the Room of thg Sick Girl.
In that solemn hour save the two
one of whom waa on the edge of
eternity, and the other waa never to
speak of It. The only record of that
hour Is to be found In the face and
spirit of a great man.
Tears later Samson wrote In let
ter: "I saw Abe when hs cauie out of tha
tavern that day. lie was not the Aba
wa had all known. Ho waa different
There were new Hues In bis face. It
waa sorrowful. His steps were slow.
Ha bad psssed out of bis young msn
hood. When I spoke ta Mm, he an
swered with that gentle dignity pow
so familiar to all who kuew hiiu. I'rom
that hour he was Abraham Lincoln."
Ann passed away before the month
ended and became. Ilka many of ber
kind, an luierlhuhl memory. In
her preseuc the spirit ot tha young
man had received such a baptism that
henceforward, taking thought of her,
he was ta love purity aud all cleau
neaa, and no Mary who came to bla
feet with tears and oluUueut was aver
to ba turned away.
(To ba Continued)
leTla was" sVcordeif tne ssmetTiiie ta
file his disheriting Views.
Tha senate calendar. In addition to
thla tax hill and tha trestles, con
tains such Important measures as tha
tariff hill, the fvn.nm.noo railroad
ftmdlng bill, the Borah bill to exempt
American coastwise vessels from pay
ment of Panama canal tolls snd tha
bill authoring the President snd sec
retary of the treasury ta refund tha
$11,000,000,0110 owed by the allied gov
emments to the United States. Nev
ertheless, In what appears to be utter
disregard of the best Interest of th
people, the radical "drys" made an at
tempt to capture the right of way for
the Campbell Willis antiheer bill. Sen
ator Sterling of South Dakota fore
stalled Senator Penrose as soon as
quorum wss obtained and moved re
newal of consideration of that meas
ure, the conference reimrt on It being
the Issue. Senator Reed refused to
agree to the fixing of a date for a
vote. The "wets" then renewed their
filibustering tactics, hut failed to get
From now on there will be no lack
of partisan politics In congress. This
was made evident on the opening day
when Pat Harrison of Mississippi en
tertained the senate with a violent at
tack on the administration In which
he asserted It had displayed "pitiable
Inefficiency" and practiced "ootrageoua
extravagance." lie scored the Pres
ident because he plays golf and spends
week ends on the Mayflower. Th
Immediate cause of Harrison's outburst
was the letter written by President
Harding to Senator McCormlck of Il
linois recounting the achievements of
the Republican party since March 4.
This, declared the Misslsslpplan, waa
for the purose of Influencing the New
Mexico senatorial election. Senator
Lodge arose to reply to Mr. Harrison,
hut contented himself with reading th
returns from New Mexico, showing
thst Holm o. Rursum, Republican, had
been elected by a large majority. Mr.
Rursum fills the vacancy caused by th
resignation of Allien Fall for the pur
pose of entering the cabinet.
President Harding made two diplo
matic nominations last week. Joseph
C. (Jrew, who Is now minister to Den
mark, Is appointed minister to Switzer
land ; snd Dr. John D. Prime of New
Jersey Is nsmed to fill th post In
Copenhagen. Dr Prime la a profes
sor In Columbia university.
The conference summoned by the
President to devise measures to re
lieve the stress of unemployment and
business depression Is now In session
In Washington. The conferees, who
were selected by Mr. Harding and who
number forty-eight. Include Secretary
of Commerce Hoover aa chairman and
the country's leading authorities on
economics and Industries. Four wom
en are among them Elizabeth Christ
man of Chicago and Ida M. Tarbell,
Mrs. Sarah Conbny and Mary Van
Kleeck of New York.
Monthly reporta of the bureau of
labor statistics show Improved employ
ment conditions In a number of Indus
tries. In nine groups of Industry there
were Increases In the number of per
sons on the payroll In August as com
pared to the July payroll and In five a
Presumably all the powers Invited
to the conference oa limitation of
armaments and Far East questions
have indicated their approval of the
tentative agenda submitted by Secre
tary of State Hughes, for an outline
of the proposed outline has been made
public in Washington. It is as follows:
Limitation of uaval armament. Ba
sis of limitation, fulfillment of condi
tions. Rules for control of new agencies of
Limitation of land armament.
Questions relating to China, prin
ciples to be applied.
Application to subjects: (A) Terri
torial Integrity; (B) Administrative In
tegrity; (C) Opeu door. Kuuallty of
administrative aud Industrial oppor
tunity ; (D) Concessions, monopolies
and other economic privileges; (E)
Development of railways; (F) Prefer
ential railroad rates; (C) Status of
Questions relating to Siberia,
Similar questions relating to China,
From London comes the regrettable
news that Premier Lloyd George and
Foreign Minister Curzon will not be
able to come to the conference. Their
constant attention will ba required by
Great Britain's domestic problems.
The prohibition unit of tha treasury
department gave the home brewers an
awful Jolt last week. To dispose of
unfounded reports that penults were
being Issued for home manufacture of
wine and beer. It Issued a statement lu
which the following things were de
clared illegal :
1. The manufacture of any Intoxi
cating beer, wine or spirits In the
home, even for strictly private home
2. The manufacture of any beer
or wine of any alcoholic content with
out a permit, which permits are uot
Issued to bom brewers and wlue
3. The sale of any hups or other
"makings" to a person without a
permit, which permits are uot Issued
to home brewers.
Only noiilutoxlcating fruit Juices may
be mad without a penult, te tha -leut
of SU0 gallons.
Tha railways ar facing the pruupect
of another big strike, with the prob
ability of disorder and the oan shop
us results. The sis federated shop
crafts unions bava voted to strike
against the general railroad wage r
iuctjoo XJuy I. ll. JmC bane, de
ferred action until fli CnTtetT 8Tare
railway labor board promulgates th
working rules It hss been considering.
The men are bitterly opposed to many
of the decisions already made by the
board. They believe the railroads
want them to strike ao that th open
shop may be Instituted.
Tie iinlmi carjienters of th Chica
go district, who refused to be a party
to the I-andls arbitration, have voted
to maintain their poaltlon, and conse
quently the contractors ar beginning
to employ non-union men. Judge Li-
dla Is reconsidering some of the awards
he made, st the request of some trsdes
that thought they got too much th
worst of It.
The latest war to break nut In this
peaceful world Is between Albania and
Serbia, and the Immediate objective la
possession of g tone twenty miles long
snd eight deep. The Serb commander
on the frontier ordered the Albanians
to evacuate six towns In that territory,
snd tweiity-fiMfr hours later began
hostilities. Bishop San Noll, Albanian
delegate to the league of Nations, re
ported the affair to that body, and
later It was secretly considered by the
council of the league. The Serb dele
gate was quoted as saying Serbia
would not permit the league to Intrude
Into the Albaninn question; that the
supreme council of the allies must fix
the frontiers of Albania and thus Jugo
slavia would be protected and guar
anteed by Great Britain and France.
Though the actual war In this case
may be comparatively trifling, the mat
ter Is fraught with serious complica
tions. Serbia, It Is ssld, plans to cut
through to the Adriatic by way of
Tirana, splitting Albnnta In two, and
hopes eventually to absorb the north
ern half of that country. Greece la
credited with an ambition to grab the
lower half. Italy stands ready to
seize the naval base and port of Va
loua. which would make the Adriatic
an Italian lake, and this Is vigorously
opposed by Great Britain.
The League of Nations admitted
three new nations to membership. They
are Esthonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
The vote to take them In waa unani
mous for the several nations that were
opposed refrained from voting. Tha
council of the league set a precedent
by referring to the assembly for set
tlement the dispute between Poland
and Lithuania concerning Vllna.
Intervention In the Greco-Turkish
war was suggested by several dele
gates and probably It would b wel
comed by Greece, for her army In
Asia has met with another setback.
The Salt desert again proved Itself an
efficient guard for Angora on the west
and the Greeks have once more re
tired to the Sakaria river wltb to
Kemallats In hot pursuit.
Of writing many notes there Is no '
end. apparently, In the Irish affair.
De Valera wanta the proposed confer
ence with the British cabinet, but h
wanta It on hla own terms that th
Irish delegates enter It aa representa
tives of a sovereign state. From thla
attitude be dare not hack down, for
hla own "official" status depends on
bis firmness. Lloyd George Is equal
ly Intent In denying thla demand, and
la fully supported by the cabinet,
whose members returned to Scotland
where the premier was somewhat un
der the weather at Gairloch. In one
of his latest notes De Valera suggested
that Britain and Ireland conclude a
"treaty of accommodation and asso
ciation," expressing the belief that this
would end the dispute forever and en
able the two natlous to aettle down la
The British official announcement,
aeveral weeks ago, that the Moslem
revolt on the Malabar coast of India
bad been suppressed waa prematura.
The trouble is about as acute as ever,
the rebels control large districts and,
except where troops are stationed, the
lives and property of non-Moslems are
not safe. The British authorities In
India hav obtained a document call
ing on all Mussulmans In India to
proclaim complete Independence from
Great Britain and set up a republic
In the event that the British take ac
tion against the Angora government of
The greatest Industrial catastrophe
Germany ever experienced occurred
Wednesday when a large synthetic ni
trate plant at Oppau blew up. Prob
ably 1,5)10 persons were killed, thous
ands were Injured and the entire town
was destroyed. The shock of tha two
explosions wss felt and damage done
within a radius of fifty miles. Among
the victims were French troops on
guard duty at the works and others on
a transport Oppau Is In the Rhine
Palatinate In a region that waa devel
oped during the war into one of the
most extensive and productive of Ger
many's chemical munition supply districts.
liussel C. Gross of Philadelphia
who filled Slacker KeYgdoll'g place In
the army and who waa killed in action
In Prance after winning a citation for
bruvery, will he huuored by the Over
brook, peuii post of the American
Legion, whose members have decided
to name their projected community
houae for the hero. The Overbrook
tost will also chaiig Its nam to th
Russell C. Gross pottt.
The apprehension of nearly fjOO draft
deserters slues the publication of tha
slacker lists began bus Justified tha
puaitlou of army oltitials and the Am
erican Legion lu their stand favoring
the publication of the list About half
of the UU.usj names of deserters bava
been published aud of the 600 men ar
rested through the publicity of the
lists. 2tW bava beeo tried aud Bl) convicted.