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The Tri-Weekln Courier
Founded Auou»i S. 18*®
Member of the Lee Newspaper
W. LEE Fotrsder
R. D. MAC MANTTS. .Managing Kdltor
Dally Courier. 1 year by mail.
Trl-Weekly Courier. 1 yoar...
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OFFICE: 117-119 East Second otreot
Business Office. *A
Editorial Offices, 17*.
Address, The Courier Printing Com
pany, Oftumwa. Iowa.
Entered as second class matter Oct
ober 17, 1908, at the postoffice. Ottutn
wa, Iowa, under the Act of Congress or
March I, 1878.
Foreign representatives:
*nr«n ft Woodman. Mailers Building.
Chicago 22s Fifth Ave.. New Torn
City Gumbel Bldg.. Kansas City. Mo.
When the administration spfllblnd-
ropean war. Conditions then were so
bad that President Wilson, himself.
had to take cognizance of them and
he did to the extent of branding the
depression a "psychological" one, due
to lack of confidence rather than to
any tangible thing.
force and it was giving a very fair
fBample of what happens when foreign
^made goods are permitted to displace
American made goods.
The administration was frantic and
there were threats against certain
chimerical "big interests" that were
alleged to be causing the panic. But
a search for these "big interests"
failed to reveal them and so finally, it
was necessary to tell the people that
the panic was just "psychological"—
In other words that the causes were
merely mental—people just thought
they were hungry— and that the low
tariff had nothing to do with it.
But the fact really was that the
American business man and the Amer
ican manufacturer foresaw what was
coming and -were preparing for it.
That was what caused manufacturers
to stop stocking their storehouses and
to begin selling at cut prices. That
wns what caused merchants to buy
less and less as the day grew nearer
when they could buy cheaper from
Amertcau investors had their eyes
ipen and they knew that money in
vestor in American manufactories
which were competing with European
manufactories, was tlnsafe. Such com
petition could not be otherwise than
ruinous to Americans.
And so, every wide awake American
with invested money, whether it was
ten dollars or ten million dollars, be
•?$ gan playing safe in an en«feavor to get
his money ofit before the crash came.
And the result was the depression
that preceded the war. That it would
have developed into a disastrous pan
ic had it gone a few months further,
goes without fear of contradiction.
Then came the war. What'the tariff
failed to do, the war did. American
manufacturers saw that they were
safe from foreign competition for a
time and that before long they would
be invading European markets, in
stead of having the Europeans over
run our markets. Business picked up.
It has been picking up ever since. The
story of our wonderful trade with Eu
rope and with markets that ordinarily
belonged to Europe, is history now. To
day there is no idle factory in the
country. War orders provide work for
every able»man.
Contrast conditions today with con
ditions a month before the war broke
out. Contrast the state of competition
today, with that which ruled .when
Europe's workmen were busy at their'
benches instead of in the trenches.
Can you not see that in spite of our
free trade tariff, American industry is
today fully protected? Is it not our
•afety from competition that is re
sponsible for our present high tide of
•prosperity? If you can make anything
•lse out of it, we would be glad to
Consider now, what will happfen
when the war is over and war's pro
tection for our industries ends.
And after considering that, think
well as to the important part the tar
iff deserves in the political campaign
now being waged.
With the opening of the public and
parochial schools of the state, the de
partment of tuberculosis" of the state
board of control is endeavoring to im
press upon both parents and teachers
the importance of the proper ventila
tion and sanitation of school rooms.!
Much has already been accomplish-j
ed by boards of education in the recon-'
ly have acquainted themselves with
those simple methods by which, in tho
absence of artificial systems of ventil
ation, they are able to keep a supply
of good air in the school room. The
educators of the state have been giv
ing very general attention to this im
portant phase of school management.
|nd beoaustf of this, much is being ac
pmplished in the reduction of respira-
W diseases of one kind or another,
residing tuberculosis. It would bn''
well where medical inspection in -the
schools is not. maintained, for parents
to have their children thoroughly ex
amined with special referencjTto thn
eyes, ears, nose, throat, tp,th and
especially the chest, cavity. Mpny phy
sical defects which ininair ctildren's
iealth will be discovered and removed.
is a to a
.. ,« headache till one o'clock. Then in
struction of school buildings with a the balance of the night she had re
view to an adequate and constant sup-, sponded to several calls for a drink a
ply of fresh air to the scholars during doll and all the other nocturnal infan-
school taskaf It 1B desirable as win
ter comes^n that particular attention
shall b» given to the Important mat
ter ptschool ventilation. Remember
tty*f fresh air is necessary to good
Suppose ten years ago, three men
Lowden, Hull and Smith spent in Illi
nois seeking the gubernatorial nomina
tion. The whole nation would have
held up its hands in horror. However,
now. under the direct primary law,
IMPORTANCE OF THE TARIFF. came in under the republican' tariff
ers sing of the prosperity that is evi-.jng june
dent throughout the land, the^y are 1664,000 worth of foreign merchandise
apt to forget the conditions that pre- entered the United States without pay-
vailed'before the outbreak of the Eu-1 ing
jolted our ideas honesty in elec
tions. And. mind you, the pri
mary was adopted to give "the poor
man a chance to be a candidate.
a cent
Business was decidedly on the ances which prevent the needless
"blink." Manufacturing plants were tearing up of paving for things that
closed, numerous big concerns were in should have been taken care of before
desperate straits, many of them had it was put down.
already gone to the wall and thou
sands upon thousands of work
men were hunting for jobs that did not
i, exist. The Underwood tariff was in ators who are supposed to be discuss-, Thr Hawaiian''story has. been one of
ing th)e Mexican situation, it might be pathos. A nature-people of unusual
well to inquire whether they are being. mental ?n^ physical endowments, they
paid for the time they put in or for the tried to meet civilization half-way
report which they will submit. Jwhea it came to their island^ but tbe
such wholesale im« nf mon«v fnr -w'1?evotee
tinn Zrr^al
purposes, attracts no unusual
"Familiarity breeds contempt."
By reason and through the work-
in* nf tho „of
A Washington, D. C. dispatch of to-i" j, ,— ~v.
dav declares that fiftv-one per cent
more imports came in free of duty|have
]aw Jn force durtng the flacal year en(1
30 191
3 DUrjng 1916 SI 49,
And vet, the' cost of living luis ad-1
knowledge gleaned every day through
the happenings of the day and through
the reading of newspapers—is what
constitutes real education.
A series of articles by Frederic J.
Haskin on modern methods of dealing
with crime, will begin in The Courier
next Monday. Watch -for them and
read them.
The man who gets only a living out ™henJl!st
The fall style show is in progress
and as usual Ottumwa merchants hav%
the best at the most reasonable prices.
Ottumwa is an excellent place to
A great many men who think they
are indispensable to a business, would
be surprised at the .ease \frhich the
establishment would get along in case
they quit.
Not all successful men save money,
but practically every saving man is a
successful one.
One gets just, about as muqji out of
life as one puts into it.
Pfard luck hangs around waiting for
the fellow who looks for it..
Can you justify your right to live in
this world?
The new
pleasing to the ey
UTtxtxer I
8 I
"Wnat have you to'say for yourself,"
asked the ind.'gnant householder, care
fully covering the burglar jvith his re
"AftVr thoughtiully considering t.h«
situation in its inherent aspects," said
the burglac who came from Boston.
"I am perforce inclined toward a pol
icy of arbitration."
A boy motorcycle rider went yo
Court Hill so fast yesterday that he enough to keep them from idleness
could probably have run over a man
without even feeling the shock. For
tunately everybody dodged him.
Mrs. 6ommuter had Iain awake with
school hours. Teachers very general- tile orders. At five in the morning, as pAAno MF.AR PTTY ARF!
ly have acquainted themselves with sh* »KUAUO vll I
she was just beginning to round out
the first continuous hour of slumber,
the little six ^ear old girl called soft
ly from, her nearby crib:
No ansvfer. 'Again, a little louder:
Mother said nothing. Acain the
child's voire, this time mezzo-forte:
"Well, what is it?"
"Mother, isn't it roo bad that one of
Harry McCole's polliwogs died?"
.... What is it that throbs away, beats]
,°9vfr stopping, never ,fleaajjng. Sigourney, jSe#. 2j.^-AJarg'
The district trustee was addressing
a school in Ohio.
"Children," said he, "I want to talk
to you for a few moments about one ni?mTDT Ti~* AIM
of the most wonderful, one of the most KHiJr BLtfV'iVLN lTlfillt 1
important, organs in the whole world.'
had snent in t'rvin* in i«'nnminiari I"* last few months, Hawaii seems to tive. Incidentally to walk across the
ln every
law- w®..have.be
come indifferent to a condition that,
not known
during the fiscal year 1916 under the'iscovered them, or at least since erated. This was apparently a cele
democratic near-free-trade' law than!Marlt
the world
Desnit« the
federal treasury as ,known
compared with $987,500,000 in 1913.1
vanced. I of a good grade of Kansas hay, and
that they play ukulele! and slide
So much new paving has been laid around in the oceai^ on flat boards—'
In view of the numerous social en- rart. of the United States—and mean
gagements being enjoyed by the medi-,tinie have been slowly disappearing,
The Hawaiian Invasion
Vi By Frederic J. Haskin
Washington D. G., Sept. 22.—During He was court, legislature and execu-
Invaded the United states. The shadow of his house was punishable
wKulfrle, which was almost unknown by death, and all of his subjects lay
at this time last year, may now be pur- prostrate lh his presence. He owned
chased in every ipusic store from Tal- everything and levied terrible taxes
"'leged Hawaiian melodies, which are royal nostrils it was
ynCopated imitations
wide" advertising which
they have been
8iven recently, how-
Islands are really almost un-
t0 the
general public. The
citizen is aware that the Ha-
ladies wear short skirts made
in Ottumwa this year, that it is'and that is about all. Little known]In war, they used clubs, spears and
apropos to call attention to the ordin- !is the wonderful story of the Hawaiian
people, who have-advanced "within a
century from barbarism to civilization,
who have lived under a barbaric em
pire, a constitutional monarchy, And
a republic, and have finally become a
cpntact proved fatal. ,,„u„
ine man whose education "stopped1world brought them wealth and knowl-itintU in.lY95: be was in control of the
wnen ne stopped school, really isn edge. but also disease and vice and ,entire archipelago. He did for Hawaii
educated at ail.
that th»re were nearly half a million
people living upon them. Now there
are not ten per oenf of that number
of pure blooded Hawaiians.
The Hawaii that makes such a good
subject for songs and stories and
plays, the Hawaii that takes ptich
ready hold of the popular imagina
tion, is that of over a centurv a'"^
of his work, never advances very far. °1
One must get a little joy out of his
work before it begins to pay more than
a mere living.
isl,^8 w*re
them even tempered, fat and easy go
ing. They had to work just hard
but not hard enonugh to make life a
burden. They had abundant opportun
ity to develop their wonderful barbar
ic gift for music and literature, to tell
their folk tales, and sing their songs
into which they wove the voices of
surf and forest, making a .plaintive
and unique sort of melody that will
null uui^ur cui u[ uiciuuj uia
The man who is so disposed, oan al-!jjve -when all of them are gone.
tVfi fln/i Fitili Ti mill ...
ways find fault. It will always exist.
They were a tall fine people, with
swhetber you wake or sleep, night OT
day, ^eek In and week out, mo.nth in
and month out. year in and year out,
without any volition on your part, hid
den away in the depths, as it were, un
seen by you. throbbing, throbbing,
throbbing, rhythmically all your life
During the pause for,oratorical ef
fect a small voice was heard:
"I know —it's the gas meter."
The meeting of the city council was
held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in
stead of Friday morning as is usual.
Bids for cleaning and painting Market
street. Vine street and Blackhawk
street bridges were opened and turn
ed over to the city engineer for his
consideration. Two companies bid for
the jobs. The petition of L. R. Claus
en, et al, was received and filed. Mr.
Clausen and other property owners on
Union street between Second and
Fourth streets ask that a filler Of tar
or asphaltum be used instead of the
cement filler which is prescribed.
The work of grading the roads
through Wildwood park and the new
highway between Ottumwa and Rock
Bluff is being carried on at present.
The rough places in the Wildwood
boulevard are being^ smoothed, especi
ally near the bridge, and the ditches
are being deepend. The new river
road from Rock Bluff to the city has
numerous rough spots which are rap
idly being repaired 30 that the road
will be a popular means of travel be
fore winter sets In.
lahassee to Oshkosh, from Tombstone upon his people- If some family had .Commercial club hearing of the Wil-
to Patchoque, and has at least one carefully fattened a pig and the fra- "°Vllp
house. Al- grance of its roasting reached the
of the native for the royal chef to come and appro-
folk chants, are sung everywhere. The priate the luxury for the royal table,
musical review's In New York are feat-, A member of the Hawaiian chiefly
Hawaiian acts, and there are class is an emperor literally as soon
'H»la-hula8 to be, seen in all the cab- as born. Stewart tells of seeing a
aerts Nearlv all of the maearines voune nrinoA ahont thr««» vAsm
The outside He conquered q^e island after another
When Captain Cook discov- what Mazzinl did for Italy oni Bismark
ered the islands in 1778. he estimated for Germanv. Under his rule. Hawaii
Pacific"' at that time to some "xt^t
deserved its name. The islands 1"'1
a remarkably healthy and emp'i= r'i
mate: they%were beautiful as
and they were devoid of all lar^e
dangerous beasts while sWeee.t pota- there was a growing demand for con
toes. yams, cocoanuts, and other tro"- ?titutional rights. Repeatedly these
ical products could be raised by mod-1 were granted by the monarchs only to
erate labor: As a result of these non
ditions, life was easy and safe the
people were largely vegetarians. Al
though they had a few pigs and do*s:
they had neither to hunt nor to fight
natural-enemies. The effect of their
largely vegetable diet was to make agitation was started for annexation
to the United States. This, was re
fused at first by our congress on the
ground that the agitation was carried
on by a few Americans whose inter
ests were at stake. Queen Liliuokal
great beauty of skin and feature, al-j United States and wrote an interest
though their ideals of feminine beauty ing history of her,land.
diverged1 somewhat from ours in that Since that time the islands have be
they considered a large abdomen an come prosperous and Honolulu a great
essential to physical perfection. The.find famous city. But they are over
ruling class were vastly superior to all run with Chinese and Japanese. Com
of the other people, both physically petin'g Avith the cheap Oriental labor
and mentally, and this wasv the natur- on one hand, and with occidental en
al result of centuries of the most ab-, terprise and capital on the otherv the
solut^ rule in-the world. The power native Hawaiian race is steadily de
of the IJawaiian monarch was abso-. creasing. The old Hawaii of abund
lute, and his person was the most aflce and leisure and music has practi
sacred thing known to bis subjects, cally disappeared.
not uncommon
iar« carrying articles about Hawaii, strolling through the streete of Hbn-i?"umwa on the same day that Mr. I
and an*Hawaiian play recently made olulu clad in nothing but a pair (^Marshall speaks here. The telegram
a record run. green morocco flippers and followed follows!
It is hard tov explain. The Sand- by $ retinue of twenty-five servants! Ottumwa. Iowa,
wich islands have been there all this carrying fans, rugs, umbrellas, spit- Sept. 23, 1916.
time, but apparently we have just be- toons and other royal paraphernalia. «on. Thomas Walsh, Chairman
gun to notice their existence. They When A monarch died, there fol-
a popularity such as theyjiowed a reign of anarchy and crime,
since Captain Cook during which time all vices were tol-
rediscovered them and set bration to indicate that all power and
with his famous
lecture half a century ago.
law reposed in the monarch and end
ed with his life.
The royal families lived in rich idle
ness. and had various amusements
which were reserved lor them alone.
One of these was shooting mice with
the bt)w, and arrow. The mouse was
about the largest wild animal found
in the islands, and the royal sport of
bunting it was the only use made by
the Hawaiians of the bow and arro-w
The first important step in the de
velopment of the Hawaiian people oc
curred in 1736 when the monarch
Kamehameha I was born. He was on
ly a minor chieftain, but a man of
really ifreat gifts with a talent for or
ganization that would have m'ade him
a force In any community. He soon
abandoned the hectoring warfare be
tween the various islands, and set out
with tremepdous determination and
patience to weld them into an empire.
was a unified and independent mon
archy and if left fo themselves the
Hawaiian people might have attained
a hi«h degree of social and .political
Brt in 1778 Cantnin Crok* came to
tbe '«Iands, had a fight with the natives
and loosed his sailors among the peo
ple with .the, result that they were de
I'nuched and infected with disease,
^rrm that time on the history of the
Islands is that of a long, slow struggle
between the ancient traditions and
wav«j of life and the forcen of the in
vading civilization. As the number of
white men in the islands increased,
be later violated again by them. Ha
waii became a republic, for a brief
space and then was made a monarchy
again under the famous Queen Liliuo
ka'ani, who was the last of the sov
ereigns. During her reign a steady
ani also passionatelv protested against
the change, in which she saw the end
of old Hawaii. Nevertheless, in 1898
a joint resolution providing for an
nexation of the territory of Hawaii
was passed, and the American flag
was raised over the islands to remain
there. Queen Liliuokalani came to the
tion of prominent republicans went to
Oskaloosa Friday (to attend the dis
trict meeting which the chairman of
the republican committee called to
meet there on that day. Those who
attended the meeting were County
Chairman S. W. Needham, C. C. Laf
fer, R. L. Smith, John Fixmer, Chet
Mendenhall, Harry M. Harlan, Roy D.
Nordyke and H. F. Goeldner.
Sigourney, Sept, 23.—On Thursday
an action was filed in the district court
for the October term that is attracting
more than usual attention. The action
is entitled Joseph Aller et al vs. Mary
Aller and involves the ownership of a
160 acre farm in the east part of the
cOunty. The plaintiffs are.five in num
ber an* are the brothers and sisters
of the defendant. They allege that
their father. Hubert Aller, who died
in April, 1916, was the owner of this
land at the time of his death and are
asking for partition, but the defend
ant claims that in 1909 her father con
veyed this land to her by deed and
therefore she claims to be the sole
owner thereof. This claim is denied by
the plaintiffs and they contend that*
the alleged deed was never delivered
by the father to the defendant and is
therefore void and of no effect. The
farm is a valuable one and is estimat
ed to be worth about $20,000 and every
inch of the ground will bp hotly con
tested when the case is tried.
The western tour of President Wil
son includes a speech at Omaha Octo
ber 5, two days before Vice President
Marshall comes to Ottumwa and the
Democratic Western Headquarters,
Chicago, 111.
Dear Sir:
The newspapers announce President
Wilson will speak in Omaha, October
5th. The Ottumwa Commercial club
cordially Invites the president to
speak In Ottumwa on that trip and
suggest October 7 as an appropriate
date as -Vice President Marshall will
be here on that day.
.Yours very truly,
J. N. Weidenfeller,
(From Saturday's Daily.)
The jury in the Yates case r«
ported to Judge Vermilion In the
district court this afternoon at
2:40 o'clock. The brothers were
found guilty of larceny, as oharged
in the indictment and the value of
the horse fixed at $20 or less.
After being out since 5:20 o'clock
Friday evening the drstrict court jury
in the case of the state vs. Lawrence
and Leslie Yates, asked Judge C. W.
Vermilion for further instructions at
10 o'clock this morning and after re
ceiving them retired again.
Enlightenment was sought on the
question of a sale, supposed to have
been made or contracted for by Yates
brothers and Henry Sawyer. They
were indicted and have been tried on
the charge of stealing a horse belong
ing to Sawyer and later selling it.
City Clerk .Frank Lynch has return
ed from Dubuque after attending the
three fay session of the nineteenth
annual convention of the League of
Iowa Municipalities. Mr. Lynch made
a speech on the collection of poll tax
and said that the method which is in
*n this city is well thought of by
A «*M 1 IL.l /\ii
othe,rs towns, and that Ottumwa was
by no means at the bottom of the list
of Iowa municipalities. The annual
election of officers was held with the
following selections: President, May
or-.!. D. Glasgow of Washington vice
president, Mayor T. A. Potter of Ma
son City secretary-treasurer, Mayor
T. G. Pierce of Marshalltown trus
tees, M'ayor John T, Ford of Ft.
Dodge, Mayor George W. Koontz of
Iowa city, and Mayor W. R. Law of
Waterloo, Sept. 23.—Burglars early
today broke into a large motion pic
ture theater here and escaped with
$300, most of it in nickels and dimes.
About $150 worth of jewelry also was
taken from the safe, which was blown
by the burglars.
New Haven, Conn., Sept. 23.—Mrs.
Peter L. Shepard, mother of Finley
Shepard. who married Helen Miller
Gould, died here tod^y in her 86th
year, from infirmities of age.
Mrs. Shepard was the widow of Rev.
Peter L. Shepard, an Episcopal clergy
man of Cllntoni
Marshalltown, Sept. 23. —Desiring
to be married in the city in which she,
was born, Miss Elsie Eddy Rocken
fleld of Sioux City, an actress*with the
"September Morn" company, will be
married in this city tonight. The
wedding will take place before
the footlights, just before the begin
ning of the performance of the com
pany at the Odeon. Miss Rockenfleld
or Miss Eddy, which is her stage
name, will become the bride of Gatty
Jones of Los Angeles, Cal., .also a
member of the company.
Centerville, Sept. 23—The murder
trial in i^hich Frank Dangelo is accus
ed of the murde- of Pearl Traxler has
resulted in four eye witnesses testify
ing. Three for the state, Silas and
SPREAD TACKS ON roAn- I A tn ahootin* and another of the party she h$ let that lady go. thinking him such
wr„.n7«.n5 Si.?'
with had revolver. The shoot- a baby that he hadn't ever been to the
Wapello, Sept. 23. —William Fellen-, ing occurred at midnight as they were
ser will spend, the next three months leaving a dance hall. iknew children. She was sure he would
hard labor in the Burlington jail |,
against motorists. Some time ago. Beacon, Sept. 23. On, this Sunday I /'Yes, me an' the boys went one day
the young Cairo farmer was arrested, the reopening and rededication of the There was a big groundhog as long
charged with malicious mischief r%er Methodist church of Beacop will take 'as from here td that fence"—the dis
he had scattered tack£ along a country place. For some time past" changes tance was about twenty feet—"an' the?
™LJsS Zt* ^th® Iand
of a display bf ill will1 REOPEN BEACON CMifnrM ""Oh," she answered.
I WAS standing outside of the segar
store with 9!d Hunt, And Mr. Webb
started to come down the street with
Mm. Webbs funny looking little dawg
on a chain, the little daws being a
little yello dawg with long ears, and
WoM Blrlnnm Imlik
Pfeai-1 Mr. Webb being skinny tie ,man
dent for a speech in Ottumwa also. with a red mushtash and white socks,
State Chairman J. W. Reynolds of, and wt.i he came to the segar store.
iCreston was communicated' with by I he went in.
long distance phone and later a for-1 i.G he takes the funny looking perp
mal invitation to the democrat nation- out wawklng every day, I woodent do
al committee was telegraphed- to MW sed Sid.
Thomas Walsh chairman asking to' Maybe you wood if you was Mrs.
the president's Itinerary include W.S*'. husbind, I sed. Mrs. Webb be-
put my very heart and soul in it to
make it go. Well, they'll be in a
pretty mess when I give it all up!
There's not another one who'd have
worked as hard as I have, and the club
will all go to pieces if this entertain
ment doesn't go through. I don't care
—I'd be too glad for anything.!
She had overtaken a boy of seven
or eight—a dirty little boy, with mud
dy shoes and worsted cap. Miss Car
man's anger could not efface her inter
est in youngsters, and especially in a
boy who scuffed his feet so attractive
ly. and who could balance a curved
stick so cleverly, when he was not
battling it against the fences he
He was walking in an lelsurly way
that indicated ease of mind and plenty
of, time to get home before dinner.
As she neared him, the stick wavered
and fell back, but was quickly caught.
"I thought it was going to hit me,"
she said, and smiled. Then an irre
sistable desire, to talk to the little fel
low took possession of her. The more
she thought of thobe elubwomen, the
better she liked this boy.
He glanced at her and smiled shyly.
Although her elegance dismayed him,
he recognised a promise of comrade
"I know what that stick makes me
think of," she said half to herself as
sHe passed him. This was a subtle
move and worked admirably.
/"What?" he asked, running a little,
to. as to catch up.
She exerted herself to hold the little
fellow's interests. It was soothing to
feel that somebody appreciated her
efforts, even if it was only a little boy.
"Why," she said, looking ahead and
speaking gravely—she had learned
that to look a new child acquaintance
'straight in the eye was to embarass
him—" why it makes me think of a
bow, an Indian's bow, you know, that
he strings up and shoots arrows with."
"It makes me think of one, too!"
exclaimed the boy.
She slowed a little, but lmperoeptib
ly—BO as to seem to be accomodating
"Only," she went on, giving a swift
glance at the stick and its owner, "It
is. sawed in a curve It isn't a real
rod, bent, to that shape. I don't be
lieve I could string It up and use it
for killing people."
"I could," he assarted. "I'm strong.
Me an' the boys go in the woods
sometimes an' chop down trees. One
boy chops on one side, an' another on
t'other. Then we carry it off an' chop
it up, an' sometimes we make bows
an' play Indian. Once I went to the
"Indeed!" said Miss Carman in
mild surprise, and she smiled down
»q him sympathetically.
The boy smiled back and showed a
gap in his front teeth, with the prom
ise of further incisors gleaming from
his pink gum.
"Yes, an' I rode the pig an' he
threw me off in the pond, an' the
duck* all flew up all over me, an'—
an'- In his excitement he met her
eyen again, and a certain restraint
fell on him. She felt that she had
mr.de a hiistake to. look at him then,
ao she said quietly:
,"l don't believe you ever went to the
Clarence Thomas and John Stevens all [earnestly across the street,
declared it was Dangelo who fired the ihl'm time to recover.
shot Lena Hirrkle was the first, wit-1 !'Yes, I have," he declared after a
ness fo"r the defense. She is the
sweetheart of the man accused and it 'rattling his stick again on an iron
was over that the trouble occurred, fence. "Say, I went there once," he
She said that Dangelo fired no shots called as the distance, between them
but that one of the Thomas boys was widened. She didn't turn. Should
haye leen
a ,ow
G, its getting lost, I sed.
dore and a high voice.
Maybe I wood, sed Sid. Wich jest
then the litle dawg came out of the
segar store by itself pulling its chain
after it, and wawked up the street.
Lets run after it and bring It back, G, he must of wunted to lose it,
maybe we will get a reward, sed Sid.' Sid saying, G.
Evening Story
By Napoleon S. Zarick.
(Copyright, 1916. by the McClure)
Newspaper Syndicate.)
As Miss Carman walked down the
avenue, she held her skirts above her
dainty patent leathers, and her head,
with its jaunty bat, was held higher
still, the color flaming high, too, in
hdr round cheekB and showing off
charmingly against the background of
her chinchilla collar—which in Itself
was a marvel of height and enegance
as well. The rustle of her skirts, and
the defiant, nodding plumes empha
sized tbe annoyance in her voice.
"I shall resign from the clnb-rthat's
all—and. what's more. I'll resign from
ever^ club I belong to! A woman's
club—huh! A cat's club would be a
better name! Nothing on earth would
induce me to stay another day In the
hateful thing,'and I'll resign as soon
as I can reach pen and ink to do it returning to his story.
with. Every one of them is inNleague' "Well, they threw me into the creak
to see the whole thing fail because I've once, but I wasn't afraid. They ain't
Then she gazed long and
to give
and then he fell behind a little,
zQo. He ran up to her side. She
cdme gay have been there/
in prog- hid to put1 concrete ufidJr the dirst to
And we ran up after the dawg thtf?
cawt it. and jest then Mr. Webb cam«f
out fthe aegar store and starttd toj
wawk down the street fast as enythiBf/j
O, look, hes looking for it and dootl
know wich way It went, I sed. I
he will give us a reward, all rite. Aill,
we ran after him with the dawg
Ing. Hay, hay. Ony Mr. Webb startvd
to wawk faster insted of stopping, a«l^
we kepp on running till we cawt up to
Heers your dawg, Mr. Webb. s«4
Heers your dawg, I sed.
And the dawg started to wag its t«!«3
at Mr. Webb, and Mr. Webb looked'
at me and sld mad as enythin gaud
sed. Its a wonder you woodent lern
to mind your own bizniss. And
took a hold of the chain and him aattii
the dawk kepp on going and me and
Sid kepp on standing (here, me saying.'
say, he gnawred through everything.
Say, did you ever go out with a lot
of boys an' have them treat you mean*
all day?"
"No"—Miss Carman did not smilt^
"but I've been with grown-up folkiv
who did."
"Well, me an' the boys had lights $11
day. They wanted to pitch me into
the mud all the time."
"Just, like those grown-ups," .aiid
Migg Carpaan.
The boy looked at her for a moment
in incredulous surprise. It wa« top
deep a problem. He gave it up and
went on:
"An' I said if they didn't itop t'd(i
home an' break up the whole gan#-—"
Here he gave her a look to
a«« If
she had been paralyzed at his flrn*
ness. Her mouth was tightly set.
"Well, that's just what I said."
"Well, I bet you didn't do it thoughtN
"I'm just going home now to do it
she answered. His incredulity doopr*
"They ain't a speckof mud on yey,"
he announced after a critical survey
"Well, what did you do?" said slit,
mM snakes that can bite under,
except water snakes, an' I hadn't aei^k
any of them around, so I
scared. I came out and dared 'em itN
to fight, an* none of them would. Th«b
I thought I'd miss a lot of fun if't
went'home an' left them, so I stayed1
an' helped to push another boy: ink
I'm head of the gang now, an"" I
wouldn't been anything if I'd gone
home that day."
"Thank you," said Miss Carman ew. 1
phatically. 'r
The boy looked up, surprised.
"Wat, ma'am?" he eaid with suddatt*
"So you thought you would haVf
been lonesome if you had given it
up? You were pretty plucky to sjUck
it out," she said.
"Maybe," he assented. Then It#'
dropped behind to walk a low Coptic
around a lawn.
Misa Carman was musing and didn't
miss him. Pluck, that was what abf
needed—good American pluok and
grit. She was acting in a
frightfully indicative of the
tion of that quality which had ma4i
her ancestors take their stand for lib
erty and which more recently, h|4
brought her father his millions.
she let those women know they &s4
"pushed her into the oreek?"
No, no,
a hundred times no—she would
them a,ll round" first and be
head *of
the gang" for her efforts!
She called to the boy as she turned
in* to her gate. He jumped down afiif
ran to her, brandishing his curtod
"It would have been lonesome.
wouldn't it, to leave the gang—add
cowardly besides?"
"You bet!" he assented. "It *mMl
have been worse having the smalV
pox almost."
Miss Carman went into the
laughing, and the boy made up 1|J»
lost time by racing down the atNit
and whistling the gang's rally «rf
through his missing teeth.. -N
Keosauqua, Sept. 23 —The
is the program for the
reunion of
nineteenth and thirtieth ToluntMf
regiments to be held In
September 27 and 28:
10:00 a. m.—Music by the band.,
2:00 p. m.—Call to order, MaJ. R. IK
Invocation—Rev. J. C. Behr«
Song—Lot Abraham.
Address of welcome—S. E.
Response—Maj. R. D. Crame.t!
Mpsic—Buckner glee clubk
Address—R. R. McBeth. vf
Music—Glee club.
Address—Rev. J. C. Behrens.
Music—Glee club.
Address—W. A. Work 4
Evening Campflre.
7:00—Music. -i
7:30—Call to order—Maf.' R.DM(
Invocation—Elder H. L. Lewis.
Song—Lot Abraham.
Address—The American Patriot of I
1861 and 1916, Rev. C. E. Perkins.
Declamation—Mra. Piper, Beatrice
Address—Colonel Palmer.
Song—James A. Fowler. luu 4
Address—iH. M. Havner. '/JkscSij
Music—Glee club.
Declamation— Barbara
James D. Granfell.
9:00 a, m.—Regimental
10:00 a. m.—Music.
invocation—Rev. C. E. Perkins.
Song—Lot Abraham.
Address—Elder H. L. Lewis.
Address—Captain Jacques.
1:30 p. m.—Music by the band.
Call to order, Maj. R. D. Cramer.'
Music—Glee club and Martial baAd/rj
Thirty minutes devote^ to short
Fareweef —radL-n rr
er. ta,

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