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"Hae he given up?" asked Abbott,
his voice strangely unfamiliar in his
own ears.
"A man can struggle just so long
against odds, then he wins or becomes
‘broken. Women are not logical; gen
erally they permit themselves to be
‘guided by impulse rather than by rea
son. This man I am telling you about
was proud; perhaps too proud, it Is
a shameful fact, but he ran away.
True, he wrote letter after letter, but
all these were returned unopened.
Then he stopped."
“A woman would a good deal rather
believe circumstantial evidence than
'not. Humph!” The colonel primed
his pipe and relighted It. “She couldn't
have been worth much."
"Worth much!" cried Abbott. “What
do you imply by that?"
g "No man will really give up a
woman who ts really worth while, that
hi, of course, admitting that your man,
(courtlandt. Is a man. remaps, though.
It was hts fault. He was not persistent
enough, maybe a bit sptnelees. The
fhct that he gave up so quickly pos
sibly convinced her that her Impres
sions were correct. Why, I'd have
followed her day In and day out, year
after year; never would I have let up
until I had proved to her that she had
been wrong."
"The colonel Is right,” Abbott ap
proved, never taking his eyes off Court
landt, who was apparently absorbed In
the contemplation of the bread crumbs
under his fingers.
\ "And more, by hook or crook. I'd
have dragged In the other woman by
the hair and made her confess.”
"I do not doubt It, colonel," re
sponded Courtlandt, with u dry laugh.
, "And that would really have been the
/ V end of the story. The heroine of this
tumbling tale would then have been
ibsolutely certain of collusion be
tween the two.”
"That Is like a woman," the Harone
agreed, and he knew something about
I them. “And where Is this man now?”
* "Here," said Courtlandt, pushing
back hla chair and rising. ”1 am he.’’
I He turned his back upon them and
* sought the garden.
\ Tableau!
"Dash me!" cried the colonel, who.
being the least Interested personally,
was first to recover his speech.
The Barone drew In his breath
sharply. Then he looked at Abbott.
]’ "I suspected It,” replied Abbott to
| the mute question. Since the episode
of last night his philosophical outlook
! had broadened. Ho had lost Nora,
| bat had come out of the agony of love
refused to fuller manhood. As long
I as he lived he waa certain that the
petty affairs of the day were never
'''I again going to disturb him
"Let him be," was the colonol's sug
kostinn uifilimr a onstnra In t ha illrno.
don of the casement door through
which Courtlandt had gone. "lie's as
big a man as Nora Is a woman, if he
has returned with the determination ot
winning her, he will."
They did not aee Courtlandt again.
\ .After a few minutes of restloea to-and
froing, he proceeded down to the land
taf> helped himself to the colonel's
motorboat, and returned to Uellaggio.
At the hotel he asked for the duke,
only to be told that the duke and
madame had left that morning for
Paris. Courtlandt saw that he had
permitted one great opportunity to slip
past. He gave up the battle. One
more good look at her, and he would
it away. Tbe odds hud been too
strong for blm. and be knew that he
was broken.
When the motor-boat came back, Ab
bott and the baron made use of It also.
They crossed in eilence, heavy-hearted.
bn landing Abbott said: "It Is
probable that I shall not see you ngnln
this year. 1 am leaving tomorrow for
Paris. It's a great world. Isn’t It, where
they toss us around like dtoe? Some
throw sixes and others deuces. And lu
thie game you and I have lost two out
L of three."
“1 shall return to Home," replied the
Barone. "My lorj leave of absence is
Bear I la end."
"What in the world can have hap
pened?" demanded Nora, showing the
two notes to Celeste. “Here's Donald
going to Parts tomorrow and the liar
one to Rome. They will bid us good
by at tea. I don't understand Don
aid wan to remain until we left for
America, and the Barone's leave does
not end until October."
"Tomorrow?" dim eyed. Celeste re
turned the notes.
“Yea. You play the fourth ballade
and I’ll sing from Madame. It will be
vary lonesome without them." Nora
\gaata into the wall mirror and gave a
put or two to her hair.
•'%! When tho cicp arrived, it was 1m
' i
• m
pressed on Nona's mind that never had
sh*.‘ seen their. so amiable toward each
other. They were positively friendly.
And why not? The test of the morn
ing had proved each of them to his
own Individual satisfaction, and had
done away with those stilted manner
isms that generally make rivals ridicu
lous In all eyes save their own. The
revelation at luncheon had convinced
them of the futility of things In gen
eral find of woman In particular. They
were, without being aware of the fact,
each a consolation to the other. The
old adage that misery loves company
was never more nicely typified.
If Celeste expected Nora to exhibit
any signs of distress over the ap
proaching departure, she was disap
pointed. In truth, Nora was secretly
pleased to be rid of these two suitors,
much as she liked them. The Barono
had not yet proposed, and his sudden
determination to return to Home elimi
nated this disagreeable possibility.
She was glad Abbott was going be
cause she had hurt him without inten
tion, and the sight of him was. In spite
of her innocence, a constant reproach
Presently she would have her work,
and there would be no time for loneli
The person who suffered keenest
was Celeste. She was awake; the ten
der little dream was gone; and bravely
she accepted the fact. Never her agile
lingers stumbled, and she played re
markably well, from Beethoven,
Chopin, Grieg, Hublnsteln, MacDowell.
And Nora, perversely enough, sang
from old light opera.
When the two men departed, Celeste
went to her room and Nora out upon
the terrace. It was after five. No one
was about, so fur as she could see.
She stood enchanted over the trans
formation that was affecting the moun
tains and tlie lakes. How she loved
the spot! How she would have liked
to spend the rest of her days here!
And how beautiful all the world was
She gave a frightened little scream.
A strong pair of arms had encircled
her. She started to cry out again, but
the sound was muffled and blotted out
by the pressure of a man's lips upon
her own. She struggled violently, and
suddenly was freed.
"If I were a man," she said, “you
should die for that!"
u was an opportunity not to De
ignored," returned Courtlandt "It is
true that I wan a fool to run away as
I did, but my return has convinced me
that I should have been as much a fool
had I remained to tag you about, beg
ging for an Interview. I wrote you
letters. You returned them unopened.
You have condemned me without a
hearing. So be it. You may consider
that kiss the farewell appearance ao
dear to the operatic heart," bitterly.
He addressed most of this to the
back of her head, for she was already
walking toward the villa Into which
she disappeared with the proud air of
some queen of tragedy She was a
capital actress.
A heavy hand fell upon Court
landt’s shoulder. He was Irresistibly
drawn right about face.
"Now, then, Mr. Courtlandt," said
llarrigan, his eyes blue and cold as
ice, "perhaps you will explain?"
With rage and despair In his heart,
Courtlandt flung off the hand and an
swered: "I refuse!”
"Ah!” Harrlgan stood off a few steps
and ran his glance critically up and
down this man of whom he had
thought to make a friend. “You're a
husky lad. There's oue way out of
this for you."
"So long as It does not necessitate
any explanations.” Indifferently.
"In the bottom of one of Nora's
trunks Is a set of my old glovea. There
will not be unyono up at the tennis
court this time of day. If you are not
a mean cuss, If you are not an ordinary
low-down Imitation of a man, you'll
meet me up there Inside of five mlu
utes. If you can stand up In front of
me for ten minutes, you netnl not
make any explanations. On the other
hand, you'll hike out of here as fast
as boats and trains can take you. And
ttavor onniit hflplf ”
”1 am nearly twenty years younger
than you, Mr. llarrigan"
"Oh, don't let that worry you any,"
with a truculent laugh.
"Very well. You will And me there.
After all. you are her father.”
"You bet I am!”
llarrigan stole Into his daughter's
room and soundlessly bored Into the
bottom of the trunk that contained the
relics of past glory. As hd pulled them
forth, a folded oblong strip of parch
ment came out with them and flut
tered to the floor; but ho was too
busily engaged to notice It. nor would
he huvo bothered If he had. The bot
\ tom of the trunk was littered with old
letters and programs and operatic
scores. Ho wrapped the gloves In a
newspaper and got away without be
ing seen. He was us happy as a boy
who had discovered an opening In the
fence between him and the apple or
1 chard. He was rather astonished to
see Courtlandt kneeling In the clover
patch, hunting for a four-leaf clover.
It was intent that the young man was
not troubled with nerves.
"Here!" he cried, brusquely, tossing
over a pair of gloves. “If this method
of settling the dispute Isn't satisfac
tory, I'll accept your explanations."
For reply Courtlandt stood up and
stripped to his undershirt. He drew
} on the gloves and laced them with
the aid of his teeth. Then he kneaded
them carefully. The two men eyed
each other a little more respectfully
than they had ever done before.
“This single court Is about aa near
aa we can make It. The man who
steps outside ie whipped."
u! agree." said Courtlandt.
"No rounds with rests; until one or
the other Is outside. Clean breaks.
That'a about all. Now, put up your
dukes and take a man's licking. I
thought you were your father** son.
but I guess you are like the rest of
'em, hunter* of women.”
Courtlandt laughed and stepped to
the middle of the court. Harrigan did
not waste any time. He sent In a
straight Jab to the Jaw, but Court
landt blocked It neatly and countered
with a hard one on Harrigan’s ear,
which began to swell.
"Fine!” growled Harrigan. "You
know something about the game. It
won’t be as if I was walloping a baby "
He sent a loft to the body, but the
right failed to reach his man.
For some time Harrigan Jabbed and
swung and uppercut; often he reached
his opponent's body, but never his
face. It worried him a little to find
that he could not stir Courtlandt more
than two or three feet. Courtlandt
never followed up any advantage, thus
making Harrigan force the fighting,
which was rather to his liking. Rut
presently It began to enter his mind
convincingly that apart from the In
itial blow, the younger man was work
ing wholly on the defensive. As if he
were afraid he might hurt him! This
served to make the old fellow furious.
He bored in right and left, left and
rigiit, and Courtlandt gave way, step
by step until he was so close to the
line that he could see It from the cor
ner of bis eye. This glance, swift
as It was. came near to being his undo
ing. Harrigan caught him with a ter
rible right on the jaw. it was a glanc
ing blow, otherwise the fight w.ould
have ended then and there. Instantly
he lurched forward and clinched be
fore the other could add the tlnishlng
The two pushed about, Harrigan
fiercely striving to break the younger
man's hold. He was beginning to
breathe hard besides. A little longer,
and his blows would lack the proper
steam. Finally Courtlandt broke away
of his own accord. His head buzzed
u little, but aside from that he had
recovered Harrigan pursued his tac
tics and rushed. Rut this time there
was an offensive return. Courtlandt
became the aggressor. There was no
withstanding him. And Harrigan
fairly saw the end; but with that in
domitable pluck which had made him
famous in the annals of the ring, he
kept banging away. The swift, cruel
jabs here and there upon his body
kv mu. v/»», ivu u uiknukc d » vu »■
anci a piece of lemon on hie parched
tongue! Suddenly Courtlandt rushed
him tlgerishly, landing a jab which
closed Harrigan’s right eye. Court
landt dropped his halide, and stepped
buck. His glance traveled suggest
ively to Harrigan's feet. He was out
side the "lopes."
"1 beg your pardon. Mr. Harrigan,
for losing my temper.”
"What's the odds? I lost mine. You
win." Harrigan was a true sportsman.
He had no excuses to offer. He had
dug the pit of humiliation with hie
own hands. He recognized this as one
of two facts. The other was, that had
Courtlandt extended himself, the battle
would have lasted about one minute.
It was gall and wormwood, but there
you were.
"Aud now, you ask for explanations.
Ask your daughter to make them.”
Courtlandt pulled off the gloves and
got Into his clothes. "You may add,
sir, that 1 shall never trouble her
again with my unwelcome attentions.
I leave for Milan In the morning."
Courtlandt left the field of victory
without further comment.
"Well, what do you think of that?"
mused Harrigan, as he stooped over
to gather up the gloves. ‘‘Any one
would say that he was the injured
party. I'm in wrong on this deal
somewhere. I'll ask Miss Nora a ques
tion or two.”
It was not so easy returning. He
ran Into his wife. He tried to dodge
her, but without success.
“Jamea, where did you get that
black eye?" tragically.
"It’e a daisy, ain’t it. Molly?” push
lng past her into Nora's room and clos
ing the door after him.
"That you. Norm?" blinking.
"Father, If you have been fighting
with him, I’ll never forgive you."
"Forget it. Nora. I wasn't fighting.
He raised the lid of the trunk and
cast In the gloves haphazard. And
then he saw the paper which had
fallen out. He picked up and squint
ed at It. for he could not see very
well. Nora was leaving the room In
a temper.
"Going. Nora?"
“1 am. And I advise you to have
your dinner in your room.”
Alone, he turned on the light II
never occurred to him that ho might
be prying into some of Nora's private
correspondence. He unfolded the
parchment and held It under the light
For a long time he stared at the writ
lng, which woe in English, at the data
at the names. Then he quietly refold
ed it and put It away for future usa
Immediate future use.
“This Is a great world," he mur
mured, rubbing his ear tenderly
The Humility Fallacy.
-Humility, as a virtue. Is fast dis
appearing, and that's a very good
thing," said Mayor Kolph In San Fran
"Our fathers used to preach humility
to us—respect for our superiors, con
tentment with our humble station, and
so forth.
•• He w ho is down need fear no fall.'
a humility exponent said to me, sol
emnly. one day.
“ Quite right,' said I, 'but he's sure
to get sat on and walked over.' ”
Facta In the Case.
Miss Laura Drake GUI, president o»
the College for Women at Suwanee,
Tenn., says that while statistics show
that college women marry a little lata
In life, they finally marry in the same
proportion as their female blood r*l»
tions who are not college bred.
Proclamation Issued as Result of Re
auest Made By Business Men at
a Meeting October 23.
! Ni-W .|■ per I ti i Neff* - e
Little Rock. -
Governor Hay* nas i* -lied a procla
mation fixing November h a - the da;
tor tlie meeting in Little Rock of tli•*
farmers, im-reliaui*. bankers, main
facturers and others interested in tin
agricultural and commercial welfare
1 of the state, to inaugurate the can
paign in Arkansas for the diversities
| tlon of crops
At a meeting held ill Little Rock or
October 23 a request was made that
j the governor proclaim a date when
; representatives ot the agricultural
, and commercial interests of the sta*e
j should assemble in Little Rock and
' formulute the plan by which the farm
I ers of Arkansas would be able to pro
duce enough foodstuffs for the entire
population of the state.
Review of State Finances.
In his biennial report which has
been completed tor submission to the
! governor. State Auditor L. L. CofT
; man estimates that when the Legis
lature convenes the state will owp
’ something near $400,000. "The state
for a number or months,” says lie.
"has been unable to meet her obli
gations and this will continue for some
| months to come." On October 1.
1914, the indebtedness was $243,925 71
Discussing tne revenue. Mr. OotT
man says: "The taxable property in
the state at the present time is as
sessed a little above $4:)0.458.495, an
Increase over the year 1912 of $22.
939,996. On the basis of this assess
ment the present general revenue
levy will yield $1,012,531. As the as
sessment of taxable property increas
ed as it has for the last two years
will for the next two years realize 1»
direct taxation for the ensuing two
years $2,025,062. There was derived
from all other sources, except direct
taxation, lor the year 1913, the sum
of $471,191 46. If the same taxes are
collected in the same proportion for
the next two years from all these
sources, $942,382.92 will be collected,
making a grand total of $2,967,444.92
in the general revenue.”
Liquor tax in 1912 yielded $93.
657.89. and in 1913 only $69,790, a loss
of $23,867.89.
Insurance fees and taxes in 1912
yielded $97.456 16 In 1912, and $145,
941.15 in 1913. an Increase of $48,
The franchise tax amounted to $172.
142.76 In 1912. and $165,283 83 in 1913.
a loss of $6,853.93.
The secretary of state's fees were
$46,015.20 In 1912, and in 1913 amount
ed to $39,929 20. a loss of $13,086.
Daily Attendance Increased.
The average dally attendance at
Arkansas public schools has Increased
during the biennial period ending
June 30, 1914. by 36,550 students,
while during the same period the
school population of the state in
creased only 32,236, according to fig
ures by Superintendent George B
Cook. During the same period the
value of school bultdings increased by
si Kis ar.fi
Mailing Out Commission*.
The clerical forces in the office of
| Secretary of Slate Hodges j8
week busily engaged in mailing out 3.
j 800 certificates of flection. These cer
| titlcates go to every township, county,
| and district official elected In trie
state election held last September
The officials take office on the first
day of November, and their commis
] stons are being hastened out now in
order that there be uo delay when the
big day comes They have until No
vember 14 to qualify
Qualifying Too Early.
Secretary of State Hodges says that
scores of justices of the peace to
whom commissions are being issued
arc ignoring the warning plainly
stamped on the commission not to
qualify’ before October 31. Commis
sions are being mailed out at the rate
of about 250 a day. and the recipients
should qualify between October 31 and
November 14. Thone who qualify be
fore October 31 thereby invalidate
their commissions and their acts
would be Illegal if questioned.
Will Appeal Blue Sky “Decifion.”
The Standard Home Company of
Georgia, which made an unsuccessful
attempt in the United States District
Court of Little Rock to nullify the
lllue Sky law, has given notice that
it will appeal to the United States
Circuit Court of Appeals. When
Judge Jacob Trieber announced that
he could tlnd nothing in the pleadings
of the forelgu Insurance company
that would make the law unconstitu
tional, E. L. Mciianey, representing
the plaintiff, requested an appeal.
DR. R. M. GOW.
State Veterinarian.
One of the leaders in the campaign,
for more and better live stock in Ar
kansas is Dr. K. M. tiow, veterinarian
of the College of Agriculture, Uni
versity of Arkansas. He is doing
splendid work in lighting disease
among Arkansas tattle, horses and
Bond Amendment Effective.
Holding the bond amendment adopt
i ed and now in effect. Attorney Gen
l eral Moose says:
; “Tile amendment received 54,782
: votes, while 40,441 rotes were cast
against it. The vote for governor was
as follows: Hays, 94.096. Kinney 30,
i 987. Hogan 10,434: total vote cast Tot
j governor. 135,517.
“Of those voting on the question a
majority were for tt« adoption, but it
j did not receive the approval of the
majority of all the electors voting on
the election, in accordance with the
requirement of article 19. section 22.
of the constitution.
“The question Is whether it Is nec
essary to have such majority for an
amendment submitted, as No. 14 was,
under the initiative and referendum
amendment to the constitution, which
: contains this provision: ‘Any meas
ure referred to the people shall take
effort and become a law when it is ap
proved by a majority of the votes cast
! thereon and not otherwise.’
“If Amendment No. 14 was not a
measure, within the meaning of the
word as used in Amendment No. 10,
then there is no election provided bv
it ut which an amendment submitted
• by the people may be approved or re
| jected Manifestly the word was in
j tended to refer to the words, 'laws
and amendments to the constitution,'
and 'anv act of the legislative assem
blv' which are the questions of propo
j sitions or tilings that come within the
! powers of the initiative and referen
j dum as set forth in the first paragraph
i of the amendment. It is much simpler
and shorter and better form to use the
| general word 'measure' than to set
out the words 'laws, amendments to
the constitution and acts of the legis
lative assembly,' in the several places
where the word 'measures' is used.”
State Rock Crusher Wins.
Judge Guy Kulk or Pulaski Circuit
Court denied a petition of the state
for an injunction against the High
way Commission of Arkansas to stop
j the commission from operating a rock
crusher for commercial purposes with
convict labor. An appeal will be
State Officers Bonds Approved.
The bonds of two of the new state
officers were filed with Gov. George
W. Hays Monday and approved, those
! of State Treasurer and Auditor. Rufus
| McDaniel, who will be state treasurer
1 after January 12, 1915, filed a bond of
I fSOO.OOO, although tne statutes only
require a bond of $000,000. L. L. Coff
man, state auditor, filed a bond of
1141,500, the law requiring only
Kaw Paving Company Enters.
The Kaw Paving Company of Kan
sas has filed a copy of its charter
with Secretary of State Earle W.
Hodges, and is now entitled to do bus
iness in Arkansas. Henry Roberts of
Pine BlufT is named as state agent.
The company lias S5.000 invested in
Prof. J. L. Bond Invited.
J. L. Bond, supervisor of rural
schools, received on Invitation to at
tend the county school fair day at
Ashdown in Little River County or.
October 30.
Will Represent Arkansas.
W. N. Gladson, dean of the Engi
neering Department of the University
of Arkansas, has requested State
Highway Engineer Hugh R. Carter to
represent the institution at the Amer
ican Good Roads Congress in Atlanta,
November 9-11. He will read two
papers before the meeting, one on
“Road Construction Relative to Traf
fic,” and the other t»n "Macadam Con
struction." He will also represent the
State Highway Department at the
“History Alone May Tell What Crimes
His True Name May Hide,"
Says Gen. Carranza.
Western Newspaper t’niou News Service
Han Antonio. Through Roberto V.
Pesqueira, Carranza's accredited dip
Jomatic representative in the United
Htates, Gen. Venustiano Carranza sent
u personal appeal President Wilson
and the State Department protesting
against the activities of Geo. C. Ca
rothers and the friendliness of the
United States for Franscisco Villa. It
was Carranza's first direct appeal ana
is hitter in its nature.
The official statement reads In parr-.
"We have every reason to believe
that the accredited representative of
the American government (George C.
Carotliers) has sold out to Francisco
Villa, alias Doroteo Arango. This is
his true name. He has assumed the
name of Francisco Villa only for rea
sons known to himself alone will tell
what crimes his true name of Doroteo
Arango may hide.
“At the very moment that he was
openly declaring friendship for the
United States he was threatening to
invade this nation at El Paso, and
declared to his closest advisers that
he would conquer the nation in a few
mouths’ campaign; that when a few
months ago Arango was declaring
that the conduct of the United States
w'as justified in the Vera Cruz mat
ter, he was at the same time swearing
vengeance upon this nation.”
British Navy Will Not Interfere With
Cargoes Specifically Consigned
Western Newspaper I'nion News Service.
Washington. — American shippers
can send cotton to Germany and Aus
tria without interference by Great
Britain. Arrangements are being
made between various neutral powers
in Europe providing against the re
exportation of conditional contraband
to belligerent countries.
Commerce bet een neutral coun
tries will not be hindered by Great
Britain as long as cargoes are speci
fically consigned.
American shippers will be support
} ed in ttieir claims against belligerents
11 American cargoes are lost when
carried in belligerent bottoms.
These are the chief principles of
the shipping situation which the State
Department has worked out in diplo
matic negotiations with Great Brit
ain. whose cruisers are in practical
control of transatlantic commerce.
The ports of Hamburg and Bremen
are open and German pilots are ready
to guide neutral ships safely through
the channels leading from the Atlantic
into the Baltic sea.
As far as known at the German em
bassy. all. or practically all, of the
German cotton mills are working, wo
men being the operatives in many.
Of the 8,712,000 bales, valued at $540,
000,000, exported by the United States
last year Germany was next to Eng
land, which took the largest pur
chases. The German export totaled
2,350,000 bales, valued at $144,000,000.
_ •
Aguas Calientes Conference Is Scene
of Near Gun Fight.
Western New»n««wr Union New# Service.
Mexico Pity.—A number of dele
gates drew their revolvers and a riot
ensued at the Aguas Calientes peace
conference Wednesday when some of
the speakers grew acrimonious.
Spectators in the galleries made a
wild dash to escape from the building.
The police, however, barred all the
exits and permitted nobody to leave
Order eventually was restored.
Newspapers to Help Farmers.
Memphis, Tenn.—The Commercial
Appeal has proposed to publishers of
the Associated Press papers in the
South the formation of an organi •».
tlon of newspapers to bring about •»
voluntary reduction of 50 per cent in
cotton acreage in 1915.
Ties plan provides for the papers to
organize state associations and secure
the formation of suborganizations In
every county to Induce the planters to
sign an agreement to reduce their col
ton acreage.
British Prince Killed in Battle.
London.—Prince Maurice of Hatten
berg, a cousin of King lieorge and a
son of Prince Henry of Hattenberg.
has been killed on the battleheld in
France. He was officer or the king's
royal corps. Prince Maurice Victor
Donald of Battenberg was the young
est son or Prince Henry of Batten
berg, who married PrlncesB Beatrice,
a sister of the late King Udward. '1 he
prince was the brother-in-law of King
Alfonso of Spain. He was 23 yearn
old and a second lieutenant.

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