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August 24, 1922
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I I,- ia,i . (,r. ( rlv whl h la I la a Hi.- a..n nf Col inol I 'a I a caMar hri.llur. lo linrliara " IMI-Tf-lt VII T' .rly la mal l.y Ihrra 'a'..-a a ha. I,ri rial lia l:r Bhlna I w I i -a lii.lian nana la Whia Ar- r i tia' I .a i. airr fatliar KaMuo ia rtylna ant .!a-iraa him I. a aima t.) Ilia Irllaa an. I l- ma tla .hiaf Altar a tinal lai In Ilia r.-rl Kraama aiaaa lo lha Inlia Ma ftnaja II are a whlla ta. min an. liar halfl.raa.1 ala iacMa-r t .y M.arn aii.aavaa ' Ilia wianial, Ir-.m .l.ath lla talla KaM.aaa I l.a la aaitl tla A ntari.'MH a aaa.nal lha llrulali An anani, 'r.a,ika1 lachlmraa. ovarhaara I :m I'M AITKIt VII! - K.i Ino aan.la Krklna t.l a r.iun, II W rrm llrilfah anv.ava maal Imlian .l. afa lata i.rav la thaa and lha hll'ar laalnd ia llllrliainr.l (ra.il. a, I IClilniac alanoiin. a-a l-.rahiiia aa a trail. ir an.) Ir i,. l ih Amaru ana Tha youth -aiaa alraih l.y ltUht. IIAITKU IX -l(.a.-hin Ma trlha y.r ahlria fin. In hla anamiaa hava Ilia upper lian.l Ha la ha), I aa a prta.anar aaillnf onlv f.ar ll.a mrhHl of (T.Maka'l I.ichl- nina. iii ha liurt a. I at lha ataita Karlr M on ralaaa-a lam ami tia raa. haa Jroma Hanta-ra t.rl aafal) CHAPTER X StrMl;limHv tha Iml Hnaaa n ctirlnua chancr in tl.a. nitttti.la af f ajHrrU.in Tin "li r tut ti n nliai'nt The Ht iiiihiiIiiti' n rliaivi-.1 with HailrlMi. hoHtllity '!'l .Iitiiimh wh4 mi rl y . Iila (i la y tim t - tr illKtHtit Only Iimvi. M if h t r SHnila-ri mi l l.yitln ri mi. Iiiiiii,-'-.! Ttio ir"lMiiiiuint iinta waa rtirluHlty. ninl il..y fliirti'il to aly hi in wllh iiii.atiaiiia lain ue tiHik him to riililn, nn, I Miathcr SiiikIit lirnik'ht Mill Miallll'lllillf to nt. "Hail n imrfy Imnl Mm-." Htateal Iavc ' li. I.a.y ii....li.i "I luiil only tlirfi linlli-ta (trolly wi-nt limn, mill I IihiI to I. ml him I ifinliln't 1'iit .'huh mill Klrcllv r.iiililn't PHI llla-ll MH lit . I aa alllt- frnlll liHa." lie iiImIiiih "Wlmt'a tllf matter mil there T" "Notliln ," ta.ii t I Ifj.v. aTriifTI), ninl lie inaile the ln.y K.i to aleei. Hla alury mine whin all were ar.iin, the fire Ht miiier. Mini uaa llateneal to with eriK aanieaa Ak'iilli the tiny fell the hoMtll Ity ami It male him reaentftil anil haunlity ninl hla Ntory hrlef mnl term MimI Until timl aeiiKltlve iiHture have a rhatneli'iaii iunllt, no iniiti.-r what atratnin of uilmnnnt tie tieneiitli. The hoy ai ilrenatnl like an In llan. he lo.ik.i like on.., ami lie timl hrouKht hark. It aa't'ineil, the iM'arliin of an In dian -hla llilni.au ami MfnirNm. He amke like a rhlef In couiirll, Hnil even In Kntllsh hla phrasing and metiiiliiirM helimgi'il tn the reil man. No wiifiiter they ln'lleyi-i the atnrlea they hnil heiinl nf litut - but thi-re waa ahiiiiii- n niHiiy fai'ea ami little ilmiht In Htaj iie ante laefiare he llnlaheil lla Inul p. tie to aei hU foxli'r tmtth er ami Ins fi.Nter-rather aihl rhlef Kahloo, the hhawnei I miae he hait Ktta'ii )il tti.nl KhIiIo.i lliuiia'lit ha waa iljliin mill wmiteil hi ill tn be rlilet when the Lira I spirit rulle. Kahloo It il I inn e aiiviil hl life. Iiii.I li.-a'h kiinl. mi l ma. la- Kin a "li. 'I'll I' he a'anilil iml fui'ai I All a v 1 1 priiplii't li nl route lo the II il.a. ai: l Ihiaiiiali hla elii'lnii t'rniikeil I ilI Miini: mnl I'l.n k "lf In l . I a'aliia'il 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 lliMii' in e I'liey wen to Inn li a anti. while wuln.in ai a Mirrlll.iv lla- 1 1 . t . I kIii.M'iI lA me tier, til III tU.' Will aal. Kllhl.a.l, llllil I'lll'ty the v 1 1 1 1 a . 1 1 1 a i at l a Inlk to u '''U a iiini ill nMh lln l'.r.ii-li. lla' hal 1 1 1 1 1 I a- his talk ninl i - 1 1 i -. I lie Inrl U 'lie lnn k In his nil. r I, a. I I n Ml. -I. mi l wua lo lie l.iiiiiril at tin' -I ilka' Auilli he Inul ri 1 1 a I Willi Ilia' III ll nf t lit wlllta' Wi'iiian an. I l.i r il.iiihlrl . I lie ll lln'-a Iiii.I J.niia -. tin- ',ritih, an. I een He'll were ilainnr j.' mi emly ultit. k mi thH yi'iy full nn. I tail ullirra 'Hie iiiirn-i waa li'tiai atnl every RKUvinjfjtone',' -a - f Mna aiiiriifii at mis ruftii state ment nf llii'lr 1 1 ii 1 1 ji l danger, i it. I .laTomo Imral mil ; "Why ill. I ni have tn escape from the Council mill from tilt SIlllWllis.s?" Tin- boy f.-lt the uii. distrust Mini In rose proudly. "Al tin- .. .inn II I tul. I the Indian lli.il ttn.y should In friends, iml cut lim a, nf the AiihtI. una. Mini I 'rix'kfil l.lulil iiinii iiillcil iiic H trultnr lie I . 1 i-rl r l 1 1 talk w it tr Kiilit.m " 'W lint tluit?" u-ki'. Phi, iiil' kit "I tulil Kalit.Hi I WiiiiIiI llk'lit with tin- Aliii i .i .ma iik'nliivt tin llrlllali rih -I Told Kahtoo I Would Fight With tha Amtncana Against tha British and Indians; and With You Against Him: linliiiiia; ami with you aEalnat him!" Ami he lurneil away ami went hark to the I'tiMti "Whnfil I tell ye!"' rrleil Iuve fn illcnatilly. an. I lie faallnwt'il the Iniy. who ha. I a.'. nn- to hla lunik. Hlnl put iitie Iila- Initial am hla alialll'laT "They thoiik'lit yon'il turntNl In Jim iik-lli.-" he Mill, "hut It'a nil rluhl now." "I know," aiilil the Iml. an. I with a mtifTli'il a. inn. I that wits half the Kmnt of an Im Han ami half the noli of a while limit ttirneil hit faee awjiy. A train Pave rearheil for liie la.l'a ahoiililer. "Ii.iii't tiliine 'em t.n mni'h. I'll tell hi li. iw. Some fur trii'lera ctitne hy here, ami one of ,ein aahl yon waa a-oin' to iinirry an Injun itlrl liiiniail l-jirly M.arn. that ym wat uoln' to stay with 'em ami lUlit with 'em aloiiiislila the llrltish tif cotirm I kimweil lief ter. hut " " hy." Iiiterrnpteil Kraklne. "they tinisl have heen the aante trailer who a aiiie to Hie Shawnee town ami hr.tia,'ht whisky " "Ihnf what the feller audi ami why folks here lielleveil hint." AVho waa he?" ilemamli'il K.rsklne. "You know him Pane Urey." All trle.l tn make niin'inls atrnlirht way for the Injustice they hul ilone him. hnt the taiy'a heart reiiialneil sore that their trust was o little. Then, when they nathereil nil aettler within the fort ami imnle ull preparations ami mi IiiiIImiis i-atiie, ninny aeeineil annln tn Ki't iHhi ruxtftil ami the Iml was not happy. The winter was lii ami hard. A MIxMirit hml ilriven the gam west ami aoulli anil the Karrlaon was hard put to It for food. Kvery day that the hunters went forth the hoy waa atiionn them ami he did far more than his share In the klllliiaT of name. Hut when winter was lireaklnit. more newa came In of the war. The iImk that had lieen fashioned of a aoldler'a while shirt, an old Mil army eonf. ninl a nil petticoat was now the Slurs ami Stripe of the Amerli-ail ratine. Hurifoyne had n"t cut off New Kniiluml. thnt "head of the re helllon," from the other eoloitlea. On the t'liiit rtiry. the Amerlraua had deaf en hlni lit Siiralotrii and luiirhed his army off under those nme Slurs and Stripes, and for the Hint time Ki'skliie heard of fiiMant l.nfai ella how lie Inul run to Vashiiit;'on with tin' por leiilanis news from hi kiln: Hint lieiiuttl'ul. pifsli'iinfe rram-e uoiild strelah forth her liellttiir Intnl. An I lliklne la-it r I what timl news li ii'it 1 1 to W'nshliifc't. m's "linked ninl start Inn' aol'llil's d Ilia! "ii tin' fro.m hllNlilea of Valley FoiKe Tfi.'ii (ia'ortfe llotils t'liuk hi. I pnsse.l the f'U't 'Hi his way to Willi. milium to t:et inoiia-) and men for his treat entiire In the Voithwi'st. mnl liisklne tot n ready perinlssioii to a i oinpniiy him sol dier Mini guide U'a'r I'lark was tfolie llie lad Vol realless- an. I one tanariiill 1. WfUm wTieirthe flrsT TireafTI of s'iVliiaf'aiiie, he iTKiuiiti'd hi horse. In ajilte of arifii, men Is Hinl proleatatlotis. and set forth for Virginia on the wlliirnes trail. He wua going in Join Hark, he uali, hut more than t'lark and the war were drawing hi in tn the outer world. What It was he hardly knew, for he was hot yet iiiiii li given to searching hi heart or mind He did know, however, that some strange fori hml long; been working within him that was steadily growing airmiger, was KurgliiK now like a flame and swinging hlni between atrHiige mood of ilepressiaiu and exul tation, perhaps II wn hul the spirit of spring In hi heart, hut with hla niliid eye he was ever seeing at the end of his Journey the fare of his little ronsln llarhara Pale. A striking figure the lad made rid ing Into the old capital one afternoon Just before the sun sunk behind the Western Waaiaal. SlU'll'tlts till longer wandered through the campus nf Wil liam and Mary 'llcge. duly an occa sional maid In silk ami lace trippeal along the street In hlirh hea'li-d shoes ninl Im kail stockings, and no coach I and four was in sight. The governor' I palace, in Its great yard iiitild linden tree, was closed mil deserted. My I.ord Puiiuinre was long in sad Might, as Krsklne iMfer learned, but not In his coach with It al milk white horse. Itut there was the bust of Sir Waller in front of Italeiirh tavern, and there he ilrew tip, ha'forc tin" steps where hi' was aatne tilgli to taking Pane lirey s Ufa'. A negro sfrviint came for ward to care for tils Inarse. bill a coal Ma. k Ji'iiiik' giant leapi'd around the corner ami sa'lzeil the brl Da' with a welcoming cry : "Mnrse Krskine! Hut I ktiowed f'lrelly fust." It was llpliiiiltn, the groaam who had brought ami Itarlnira'a ponies, who had tiirinvi t tia- horse over to It I in for the rare at the fair. "I name fruiu da' pliilit.it ton fer ole innrse." the boy explained The host "f the tavern heard and cuttle down to give his welcome, for any Pale, no mutter what his garb, iiitild alwaya have tlie best in that tavern. More than that, a bewlgged nolirtror. learn ing bis iiaitie. presa'tited himself with the cheerful news that he ln:d unite a little sum of uioliey that had been inn filled to his keeping by I'olonel Pule for his nephew. Krsklne. A strange deference sa'emeil to be paid hlni by everybody, which was a grateful change from the suspicion he had left among his pioneer friend The little tavern was thronga-d and the air charge! with Hie spirit nf war Indeed, nothing else was talked. My I.ord Pun uiore had come to a sad and unbe tiioaiieil end. He had stayed afar from the battlefield of I'olnt Pleasant and IihiI left stalwart liener.il l.ewl to fight I'ornstnlk and hi brave alone. I.ntcr My lainly Punmore and her sprightly daughter took refuge on a man of war whither my lord soon fol loweal them. Hi fleet ravaged the hanks of the river and cnmmltted every outrage. Ill marine set tire to Norfolk, which was In ashes when he weighed anchor and nailed away to tiiaare depredations. When he In trenched hlniMi'lf on ttwynn's Island, that same stalwart l.ewl opened a heavy cannainnde on fleet and island, and sent a hall through the indignant nobleman's flagship. Next day he saw a force making for the Island In boat, and my lord spread all suit; and so back to merry Ktigliind. und to Vir ginia nn more. Meanwhile. Mr. Wash Ington had renched Huston and started hi duties under the Cambridge elm. Several time during the talk Krsklne had heard mentioned the name of Pane lirey. Young ISrey had been with Punmore and not with l.ewl at I'olnt Pleasant, and had heen conspicu ous at the palace through much of the succeeding turmoil the hint being his devotion to one of the daughter, since he waa now un uniuestlonpd loyalist. Next tnonilng Krsklne rode forth along a sandy road, amidst the Hing ing of bird and through a forest of Hay tipsliootlng leave, fair Ked Dak on the Jaintyt. He had forsworn Colo net Pale tn secrecy aa tn the note he had left behind giving hi birthright to hla little cousin. Barbara, and he knew the confident's would he kept In violate. At the boat landing he hitched hla horse to the low swung branch nf an oak and took the path through tangled rose hushea and un dergrowth along the bank of the river, halting where It would Rive him forth on the great, broad, grassy way that led tn the house among the oaks. There waa the sundial that had marked every sunny hour since he had heen away. For a moment he atom there, and when he (Hepped Into the open he shrank hack hastily a Rlrl wa eom Ing through the opening of boxwood from the house coming slowly, bare headed, her hand clasped behind her. her eye downward. Ill heart throbbed aa ho waited, throbbed the more when hla ear caught even the anft trend of her little feet, and aeemed to atop when she paused at the sundial, and a before searched the river wllh her eyes And aa before the song nf negro oarsmen came over the yellow ft una I. grow Ini; stronger as they n eared Soon the girl fluttered a hiindker. hlef anal frtuii the single passenuer In the stein came nn nnwcring flutter of white and a glad cry. At the bend of the rtter the boat disappeared from iThklne's sight under the bank, and he watiha'd tha' gill. How she had grown! Her slim lit lira' hml rounda'd nti.l shot upwind nn I her white gown h id dropped t" her dainty ankles Naiw her fare was tin-lied and her eve Mashed with exclti'iueiit it was no mere kliisiiinn in that boat, and the box's heart ha-gan to throb Hirain throb tlerraly and with nuking etno t'otis Hint la; bad never known before A tla'it looking yoiiih sprang up the bin.lill,- sla ps, bowed tullaiiliy over the girl' briiid, and the twn fumed tip the , path, the girl roy with anillea and ! it, - I. I...M.II.. . iak - I iai j'-i'ii aa.-aa.aiaaa i-r iif-r wain H mot protecting and fender air. It wh Pane lirey, and the heart of tha watcher turned mortal sir. CHAPTER XI. A long time Krsklne aat motionless;, wondering what ailed hi in He had never liked nor trtiateal tJrey; he be lieved he would have trouble with him some day, hut he had other enemlea and he did not fis Inward them a he did toward this dandy mincing up that beautiful hrmid path. With a little grunt he turned buck along the path. Klrefly whinnied to him and nipped at him with playful restlessne a though eager to be on hi way In the burn, ami he stood awhile with one arm across hi saddle. Once he reached upward lo untie the rein, and with another grunt strode back and went rapidly up the path, lirey and llarhara had dlsappeareal, but a tall youth who sat behind one of the big pillars saw Mill coining and rose, bewildered, hut not fair bang. Kadi recognized the other swiftly, nml Hugh ratne wllh atlff courtesy forward. Krsklne smiled : "Yaaii 'loti't know tne?" Hugh bowed : "tjuite well." The woodsman drew himself up with nula-k breath paling without, flaming within but before he could speak there wa a quick step and an tistiaiiislieil cry witllin the hall and Hurry sprang out. "Krskiiie! Krsklne!" lie ahoiited, uml he leaped down the step with both hands outstretched. "You here! You-vaaii ..Id Indian how did you get here?" He en light Krsklne by both hands and then fell to shaking lilm by the shoulder. "Where your horser" And then he noticed the boy' pale and eiiiliarriissed face nml hi eye shifting to Hugh, who stood, still cold, still courteous, and he checked some hot niitlitirst at his lips. "I'm glad you've come, and I'm glad you've come right now where your horse?" "I left him hitched at the landing." Krsklne had to a lis wit. and Harry bsiked nizli.. : "The landing 1 Why. what" He wbea'la'd and shouteal lo a darky: "Put Master Krsklne' Jnarse In the barn and feed him." And he led Krs klne within tn the same room where he had slept before, and poured out some water In a howl. "Take your time," he said, and ha went hn- k to the porch. F.rsklne onuld hear and see him through the latticed blinds. Hiich." said the lad In a low, cold voice, "I am host here, and If you don't like this you can take that path." You are right." was the answer; "but you wait until L'ncle Harry geti home." The matter wa quite plain to Krs klne within. The presence of Pan Grey made It plain, and aa Krsklno dipped both hand Into the cold water he made up his mind to an under standing with that young gentleman that would be complete and final. And so he wa ready when he and Harry were on the porch again and Bar bara and lirey emerged from the rose bushes and came alowly up the path. Hnrry looked worried, but Krsklne aat still, with a faint smile at hi mouth and In hi eye. Barbara saw hlni first and she did not rush forward. Instead, she stopped, with wide eyes, a stitb'd cry, and lifting one hand to ward her heart, lirey saw too, flushed rather painfully, and calmed himself. Krsklne had sprung down f lie step. (To be continued) Use Liniment Petroit, Mich.- I.initueiit put into near beer to give it a "kick" is the cause of an increasing number of deaths in the Midilla' West, Charles A. t! re gory, Federal Prohibition Plrec tor for Chicago, told a conference of prohibition otli.vrs from Michigan, Illinois, nhio, Indiana and Wisrons'n here. The conference is one of a aeries planned for various parts of the country this month. It was an nounred. Thesn conferenivs. It was said, are the forerunners of a na tional conference to be conducted Id Washington. aTa5gT5T::i:ui;::n:i 5 Gteycto&pupjiecL Her U your opportunity to fnaur Lgu.nst cmbarrusing crrorain pelting, LKonutKriatiuo mtui poor choice of ttorda. Koo the meaning of puxilmg wr terms. IrtcreuM youf efficiency. WhKb results to power and success. WEBSTER'S NEW INTERNATIONAL DICTIONARY is an oll-lnnw- ing teacher, a universal inesliiiil uiLswcrcr, miula ti meet your iiocj-i. It i) ia daily uso by hundreds of thousand of sue-ct-aalul uiL'O and wuimu liio wurU uvar. 400.000 Words. 2700 Pug. Saltno II. luauations. ll.ouo lliaagraiahii .il I n tiiva. 4S.0v0iaugrailiuallulijiitiii. (altND rkirt. (Ilia-li.-t Avurii) l'auiatlua-1'ai.iliu .t..'Mll,.u. ECl'UI aaa INDU PAPIg Uitlaaa. a Kl I : 1.4 Kprrlnaa a I'-ati.-a lull. A'vil Mala Uloia uiu. tliaa luasa. G. A C. MCRRIAM CO., baUiatia.lJ, Mat.; t. J. A. 33H RAIL LABOR BOARD SATISFIES HARDING ME MAY ASK CONGRESS TO QIVl IT MORE POWER AND MOVE IT TO WASHINGTON. WAITING FOR NEXT SESSION Creation of Similar Body to Hsndlo Questions of Wages In ths Mining Industry May Bs Urged Upon ths Law Maksra. By JAMES P. HORNABAY Washington. The railroad labor board ha done no well that President Harding Intend to ask congress to en large li aaawcr and to bring It from Chicago and loa-ate It along side the Interstate i'iiiiiiihtiv commission here. The rreshlent believe the board should stand between the railroads and their employee n much the same way a the Interstate commerce com mission stands between the railroad and the shipicrs. Itoth organizations, of course, are presumed to represent the public while seeing that exact Justice I done between employer and employee on the one hand and trans portation companies mid shipper on the other tin mi. If the congress wa not so far be hind with Its work the President would submit the rernmmendntlons which he has tn mind during the pres ent session, but he realizes a well a doe the general public that the legis lators are not In any mood to take on additional work lit this time. And so the recommendation relating to the future of the labor board will prob ably not be presented until the regu lar session open the first Monday In Pecember. It Is highly Important, In the estimation of President Harding, that the labor boa.d shall he brought to Washington. The transportation act locat.'d It In Chicago nn the theorj that nut there It would tie freer to deal with the problem submitted to It. But the experience nf the last two years and a half have convinced the author ities here that the board should be a near neighbor of the Interstate com merce commission, since the two bodies are dealing with problem that over lap. Mine Labor Board Suggested. The administration I now looking for a way to apply the lubnr board plan to the coal mining Industry. It I not unlikely that the decision will he tn ask the congress to create a per manent mine labor hoard. A constitu tional! question I Involved. Some of the member of the President' cabinet believe It would be worth while to cre ate a mine labor board with power similar tn those conferred nn the rail road Inbnr board, and leave It to the Supreme court to say whether the con gress ha exceeded Its authority. A mine labor board, If created, would be composed of three member consti tuting the labor group, three members constituting the operator' group, and three member cnntltutlng the public gmup. I'nder the legislation thnt Is receiv ing consideration, the mine operators and the miner would, a a duty to the federal government, exert every rea sonable effort and adopt every reason able mean to avoid any Interruption In the operation of coal mine. The legislation would provide a does the transportation act thnt all dispute be tween operator and miner shall he considered and. If possible, decided In conference between representatives designated and authorized so to con fer. The general public, which after all, Is always the real sufferer in Industri al clashes, the representatives of the nation and of the stute who are deal ing with the present strike situation and even the employers and employees who are directly engaged In the strike, appear to see more clearly than they have ever seen before that a way niust he found to prevent the recurrence of strikes that affect great public util ities. Publie Wants Industrial Poaeo. President Harding ajid hi advisers have made up their mind that the public 1 a good ileal more Interested In the establishment of permanent In dustrial peuce than tn tariff legisla tion, subsidy legislation, bonus legis lation or any of the other topics that have been holding the attention of the congress for a year and a half. The President bus snld to caller within the last two or three day that he reallM' f"r the first time In his pub lie cureer the hitternca with which these Industrial tiuarrels ' are carried on. r'or nearly a month he ha been between the tire of employer, em ployis'S and publicists. He has been criticized for not go lug fast ciioinrli in dealing with the two Kti'ikcs. and for being too aggres sive. Intlu 'tit ial reprei'iitative of the political 'ii rl v, of wliirh he Is the titular bend hate cvpi tssed great distil islin lion because he would not Illlike use of federal troops iinla-ss a tata' lulled for them. lindicul rep resent at It cs of labor hate said and lire still soVii.' that 1 lie adminiM nit loll Is serving the employer. .Many nf tha finplot era railroad execiii ivas and mine opciatois -ate extremely bitter U'iMUsithe President, as they assert has shown loo iniii h at lapatliy for the t ause of tha- employ ee. The country Will, I'Xa-nl Uiilly. il Isbclleveil. realize thut President Harding ha from the outset sought to bring about a Just set tlement of both strikes. Qualified Man Got Olplomatls Posts. An examination of the rocords of appointments nf ambassador, minis ter, mliilstiT resident and agents In the diplomatic service of t'.iii United Hi ate Nlnee March 4, 1IIJ1, iiiude by the .National Civil Service He f oris) league, seems to Indicate that an earu eat effort has been tniidi) tn retain the service of men of experience, and to appoint to diplomatic posts persona with qualification In diplomacy. Of the totul of nine ambassadors appointed hy thut adinlulMtratlon, tha league find that five are John W. Kiddle, formerly umbiiMaador to Rus sia, appointed ambassador to Argen tina j Henry V. Hotelier, formerly am bassador to Mexico, appointed to Kel gluui; William M. Collier, formerly minister to Spain, appointed ambassa dor to' Chile; Myron T. lierrlck, re apMiliited ambassador to France, and Cyrus K. Wood, formerly minister to Portugal, appointed ambassador to Spain. Ileslde these ambassadors appointed by President Harding, Kd win V. Morgan, who was apisilnted aiiibassnilor to Itrazil hy President Taft In l'.ill!, bus been retained by the present administration. tint of a total of :to ministers not serving In the diplomatic corps, sll have hud previous experience In ths diplomatic service and eight are ap polntee of previous administrations retained by the present administra tion. Of these eight ministers all were promoted from the grade of seo retary In the diplomatic service by President Wllsmi and retained by President llarillng. tine of the minis ters given appointment by Presldeut Harding was promoted from the grade of secretary In the diplomatic service. Tbi I Charles S. Wilson, minister to Itulga rlu. Good Record for a First Year. Two agent and consul general and one minister resident nml consul gen eral, In addition to 111 ministers and four ambassadors, made up a totul ol Zl appointment of persons without any previous experience. While many of the Zi appointment made of person without previous dip lomatic experience operuted as a reo ogtiitlon of political obligations, ths evil of such appointments, the league says, I largely ubuted by the present administration and contrasts favor ably with the records of the first yeal of the other administrations, Fos this record President Hurtling and Secretary Hughes are to be commend ed. President Harding Is, furthermore, In the view of the league, deserving of commendation In that he selected for secretary of state a man of ths highest qualifications and one devoted tn the merit priuclple. A still better showing Is found, hois', ever. In turning to the consulur sen Ice, where an unequaled record of ad. herence to the merit system has been made. During the first IS months ol the administration of President Hsrdr Ing there has not been a single ex ception to the rules requiring appoint ments through examination In ths consular service. The original ap polntment have all been made strict ly In accordance with executive orders and the promotions In the service have been based more strictly than ever before upon an luipartlul determi nation of the relutlve efficiency of ths officers In the service. The basis ol the promotions made is a report ol the relative merit of all the officers In the consulur serx-lce prepared by a board of review showing the relative eHlclency of the various officers. Consular Showing Is Excellent. Out of 102 appointments to postl tn the consular service, IS have been to the grade of consul, class T (th lowest grade), as the result of en trance examinations. The remaining 87 appointment of consuls and coa suls general have constituted promo, tlnns of men all of them having aa average qf ten years' experience. Ths three consular Inspectors whose ap pointment are Included In this num. her entered the service after exanU nation, one as student Interpreter, an other as consular assistant and thi third as consul with prevloua expert ence as vb-e-consul not of career. In the secretarial grades of the dip lomatic service there have been total of 38 appointments, 17 of which hava been original appointments In the low est clas (class 4) through examlna tlon. The remaining 21 have been ol four secretaries, jlass 1, with an erage of 12 years' experience each, and ten secretaries of class 8, with an average of six years' experience, each. Among the recommendations mads by the league'a committee on foreign service perhaps the most Important Is that which urgea that political con alderuttnns be entirely eliminated and that the merit principle be applied to appointments and promotions In th( foreign servh-e. In the Beginning. On the evening of the sixth day. the beast of the Held, the fowl of the air and ull the creeping things upon the earth assembled around 11 great stone table In the (iardcii of Kden. The oc casion wa a baniiiet In honor of Adam, who Inul Just I n created. The table was Ion, hd with vegt tables and fruits of all kinds except ing apple. After the repast, the mas todon, who tie. aiise of hi size tiud been appointed master of ceremonies, bellowed "Sc.'.h: speech:" The tumtdt subsided "tll.v when the guest of honor, I. lolling all over, rose anj hour. I Verti'brate und Invertebrates," he began. "tl.U overwhelms me. I assure you I am absolutely unprepared" And fur on. e the old apology wsa slucere. Life.