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THE ROCK ISI1AXD ARGUS. SATURDAY, JULY 20, 1912.
. THE ARGUS. PuWlshed Dally at 1624 Fcon4 ave nue. Rock Inland. 111. (Entered at the poitooVe second-class matter.) Rack lalaaa Htkt ( ta AwclMti Pi BY THE J. W. POTTER CO. TERMS Ten cents per week, by car rier. In Rock Island. Complaints of delivery service should fee made to the circulation department, which fhould also be notified In every Instance where It Is deelred to have paper discontinued, as carriers have no authority in the premises. All communications of argumentative character, politic or religious, roust have real name attached for publica tion. No suet article will be printed Over fictitious signatures. Telephones In all departments: Cen tral Union. est 145, 114$ and JUS; Vnlon Electric B14S. TP.AD E 3 jffig? C Out C IL 1 Saturday. July 23, 1912. "Try Hock Island First." Meanwhile the are rare days In July. Ey the way, had you forgotten all about that war that is going on In the south of Europe? Call It the third term political or ganization iusK-ud of the third party and then you will have It exactly right. Colonel Roosevelt has abandoned his Proposed speaking tour of the j wHt. oiiii ue nasn i auanaonea Kpeaking. J. Pierpont Morgan is on the ocean homeward bound and you who have trusts to form can prepare to form the tn now. If the weather bureau continues this delightful brand, we will ask Wood row not to make any changes in its personnel. Retiring the goddess of liberty on "- eut pieces for a buffalo is the lat est evidence of high finance: And, by the way. It sounds very Itoose vcltlun. iiii: ANo.wMors vuiri:ii .;.iv The discussion of the recall in Ruck Inland has brought to The Argus of fice, as Is always the case where there is public aRltation, all manner of communications for publication, bearing ou the subject. As la lnvar iubly the rule under such conditions the great bulk of these communica tions are unsigned. The writers are quite willing to give vent to their opinions and take a fall out of whom soever they plcuM-, but they do not widh their nanus known. They pre fer to conceal their identity under a noni de plume or fictitious signature. Times out of number The Argus lias stated that it does not publish i communications of this nature, the au- i mors or wniiii are unknown. There are of course, as has been often stated, Instances where people of iuodet na ture have views to exprcbs on mat ters of public policy, thus submitting UKKcKt U.us thut are valuable, und be ing Impersonal in nature, involving no attack upon anyone, it Is quite proper, and many tunes desirable, to give pub licity to the discretion of tho ditor. I'.ut the citizen who writes uuny' mously ou topics of serious discus - slon where pronounced differences of opinion exibt. and undertakes to ar raign some one else, and fails to ap pend his correct signature, is so lack ing in the courage of conviction that he Ih not entitled to consideruf Ion at trie nainis or any renutal) e newuaier The Argus la'alwuys illlng to nub - lish all sides of any controversy that J wi'h Mr Roosevelt. He poses but engage th attention of the people. Itaoe8 not Perform. He is spectacular, is willing to give publicity to the oDln-ibut not "''"cere. He stands out big ions of those who differ with itjj own position, where the communication Is couched in respectable language and the nume of the writer Is attached. Hut abuse and libelous statements are under no circumstances allowable. The people who wish to have their idea read should be manly enough to back them with their nume. Ol'K .MIUOIS STARR V BAN- NKK. The old flag which Betsey Ross de vised, evolving It with patient labor from a, sketch which General Wash ington himself, roughly drew with pencil, until its 13 alternate stripes of red and white and its 13 stars of white upcu a held i f azure, wire fas hioned into t'ae world's most beautiful banner, has undergone tr.auy changes rime first its folds fluttered above the heads of a sturdy Continental hoBt, Ortgiually it was proposed that a new star and a new str!pt should be add ed with the accession of each new state, and this at first was actually done. After a little, however, practi cal dilV.culties presented themselves and it was decided that the 13 stripes t-hould remain as symbols of the origi nal 13 colonics but that each new state hould have Its star In the constella tion which dotted the field of blue. Naturally, with the passing years, there have been numerous changes in the number of stars and their ar rangement. Taylor wrote a memora ble poem about them when there were only 21. but even good poetry didnt stop the thronging-in of states; and family the number ran up to 4$. which is the number of stars on the flag v ,:oh died, "by legal limitation." on Liy 4. On that date the old flag s called In on government building:-, forts and ships and in its place Cc... J the flag of 4S stars which gyra bolLzea the admission of Arizona and New Mexico. With the admission of these states there is no bit of teni- j tory In our connected continental body which is not part of a state. There still remain, however, detach ed sections of mother earth, as for ex ample, Porto Rico, Alaska and the Philippines, so that eventually, from the two first at least, more states may be made. How the stars should be arranged has from the first been a matter for discussion and various schemes have ben proposed such as grouping all the stars In the form of a single large star, placing them in a large circle, or in a concentric circle, and so on. The custom of placing them In paral lel lines has had most favor and has been retained whenever the addition of a state has made a change neces sary, and it is followed still. THE REAL. ISSUE IN' THE RECALL, In a communication addressed to The Argus and appearing In the Issue) of yesterday. Dr. C. T. Foster, taking exception to the position of this pa per, anent the recall, sets forth a number of reasons to show why the present campaign to unseat the mayor and one of the commissioners la not based on the action of the ad ministration to oust lawless saloon keepers. Vet of all the reasons Dr. Foster sets forth for recalling te mu nicipal officials in question and la certain instances his criticisms are itiFt only one of those presented ex isted at the time the recalls were started. That one reason Is the riot and attending unfortunate circum stances, and that riot with all Its un fortunate attending circumstances was traceable to no other cause on earth but the defiant saloon interests that the administration Had set itself against. Those defiant saloon Inter- Mt & of a terness that led up to the riot. The defiant lawless saloon elements that Mayor Schriver had not only the sup port of all good citizens but the de cent law-respecting Influences In the liquor business In ousting, stirred up all the trouble that opened the way to consequent acts of an unseemly nature that all the people now deplore. It was the element of disorder that drove the mayor almopt to distraction because he had fought It and thus pre cipitated the disgraceful state of af fairs that ensued. It was the same element of disorder that started twice the recall for the purpose of "getting" the mayor, and, falling once, started over sain. While people actuated by other mo tives may have taken part in the re call and signed the petitions, the movement had its origin with a de bauching class of saloon keepers that the city is trying to get along without and which nevertheless hopes to be the chief beneficiary by te ousting from oflice of the commissioners aim ed at. That plainly, let It be repeated, Is the reason The Argus is out of sym pathy with the recall as at present applied to the Rock Island municipal commission. A MAX OF AVOKIS AND NOT OF I)ki;dm. What haa Colonel Roosevelt ever done to show that he is mot con- trolled by special privilege, either as governor of New York or as presi- dent of the United States? "You and I are practical men," said President Roosevelt in his famous let ter to llarrinian, who was then the railroad king, und who had raised $;:i,irtjo to secure Roosevelt's election to his kecond term. The colonel is now being financed by the harvester and steel trusts, the two trusts he ex tended speclul favors to during his ! s, coud i-m-the harvester trust by mot prosecuting it under the Sherman law, and the othi-r by sanctioning the deal by nLich it took possession of the Tennessee Iron & Coal company Mr. Roosevelt is "long" on boasts, claims and promises, but exceedingly short ou real efforts in behalf of the ! "I1". It Is big "I" and little "you" in the limelight and in newspaper head lines, but is very diminutive in pro ducing results to justify his claims. He is a man of words and not of deeds. That Mr. Roosevelt is popular with certain classes cannot be denied. But these classes are composed to a large extent of people who are attracted by the glitter of tinsel and the antics of the contor tionist and who overlook the modest merit of the pure metal and the In trinsic worth of the substantial, sin cere statesman. The Intelligent think ing republicans and the genuine fund amental believers in Jeffersonian de mocracy controlled by patriotism or principle, regret bis pretensions and repudiate his reckless assumptions and boastful, unsupported claims. From San Juan and the Round Rob In, from the Harrlman railroad trust ! to tfce harvester trust; from second ' t,rm inaction to third term aspira- tions. Theodore Roosevelt has done nothing to entitle blm to claim cham pionship and leadership In the rule of the people and a square deal crusade). a, O. P. LEADERS AIJtKADT CP TO THE OLD TRICK. Now that the people have come to see the sham of a high tariff, and to understand that a continuation of re publican rule means a still further surrender cf the government to the big business plunderbund. the G. O. P. orators and newspapers are trying to raise the spectre of hard times, and to make It seem that business will fal ter In the event of democratic success. Such imbecilities never weary the republican mind. Without regard to the truth, and unimpressed by evi dence to the contrary, the republican leaders go on 6houtir.g the sam! oli herisies. The "hard times" heresy Is a twin brother of the loag exploded - - 1. B r rkl Jf t Z ' " -e e 19- 1 SSJTi A nilETD IX SEED. The toothpick has come into promin ence. Since the University of Chicago barred It at meals, as vulgar, the humble toothpick has been the sub ject of much comment, and It has been discovered that various hotels and restaurants have, for sooe time, ruled out the little wooden stick that is, In fact, a friend In need. But the toothpick hasn't been rele gated to the cashier's desk in all cas es, because it offended the patrons of a restaurant. The .element of econo my has entered here, as elsewhere. "Save the pennies " you know. As the proprietor of one medium-priced restaurant elucidated, when asked what had been done with the little glass of "picks" which had graced each table "Couldn't afford to keep' em there. Why, a man would order a 15-cent meal and then make off with a hand ful of toothpicks! It cost me some money, I tell you. to keep the tables supplied at that rate. So I put a few in a dish on the cashier's desk, and when the toothpick hog comes along the cashier'll fix him with a glare, or maybe ask him if he's in the lumber business. Then, when they're on the cashier's desk, most folks forget to take one, but at the table they never do and usually waste three or four." I have referred to the toothpick as "a friend in need." It Is. Anybody who has suffered with a piece of steak wedged In be COMMENT FROM THE CAPITAL BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER. (Special Correspondence of The Arus.) Washington, July IS. The action of the interstate commerce commission in ordering a re duction of Z per cent in rates charg ed by express com panies has again brought to light the tremendous grip these compa nies have on the country. The commission's report shows that the express com panies are not op erating under fran chisee as common carriers. All other carriers, including I railroads, pipe j fevLSe-rS .,h i i n it n n a TAVENNER Hues and steamer lines iuiiit et a franchise from the various states through which they pass. Xot so with the express companies . They merely walked and started to do business without even asking leave, and they have been doing business ever since. When the operators in Big Business in Wall street attained such gigantic profits that the banks were no longer allowed to carry them, because of their questionable methods, they turned to the Insurance companies. Then the Hughes Investigation laid bare the fact that the insurance companies were be ing used to hold, protect and manipu late the stock jobbing operations iu mo. TWIne,. ThrrmV, tha fin.M,,., " " " the Hughes commission the life insur- auce coujiJBuies eie loiceu 10 auan- uou una quer-ioi;auie service xor me val Bireei mauipmaiors, ana so. in recent years. Wall street has taken refuge behind the loose charters and doctrine that a protective tariff pro tects American workiugmtn, when ev ery school boy knows that it does no such thing. A brief history of recent American business depressions provides a full and sufficient answer to these foolish arguments. The last panic in this country, it will be remembered, oc curred less than five ytars ago, when the republicans were In full control of the machinery of government. Theo dore Roosevelt, who has a cure fT all known political evi!, was in the White house when this panic which wa.s the least excusable panic the nation ever had. came about. The republican party was in full possession cf the government when the panic of 1S73 came. Likewise, it was this party that was In power when a panic came in the early part of 1SS4. and the country recovered from that panic during a campaign that resulted in the eleaion of a dem ocratic president. The republican party was in con trol of all branches of the govern ment for four years previous to the panic of 13."?, whxh was a currency panic clearly due to the republican silver purchase law of 1S&0. This law had depleted the gold reserve so rap- W!y that before the Harrison admin - Mi lstration could get out cf office a few use the leased wharfage ia the mean mlllions ia sold were borrowed itime. tween two bicuspids In the southeast corner of h IS. Jaw, will agree with me. Then there are berry seeds, orange fibers and other bits of food that lodge between and under one's Imper fect molars ,and which cause Increas ing discomfort until the friendly toothpick Is employed for one can't always get next to a toothbursh. and everyone will agree that anybody with the habit of "sucking his teeth" ought to be done to deatb on the spot. Any wlelder of a toothpick is the pink of politeness compared to this friend who annoys us at table or in street car. In the theater, even at church whenever and wherever the spirit moves him Some dentists have declared that the soft wooden toothpick is a harm' ful Instrument that slivers are spt to become detached and take up their quarters between the teeth. They recommend dental floss as a substi tute. Dental floss is undeniably good. But the use of dental floss after a restaurant meal, as a rule, would be quite impracticable. It wouldn't do In company. The process couldn't be hidden with a napkin, as In the case of a toothpick. And, even though some dentists have Inveighed against the wooden subject of this commen tary, It must be admitted that the conscientious user of it is far better off than if he had allowed particles of .food to remain in his mouth, not only to distress him, but to decay and endanger both his teeth and his health. It is said that every good thing carried to an extreme becomes an evil. The toothpick is a good thing, but certain extreme users of it have pronounced its doom as a public benefactor. The vulgar have made the toothpick vulgar. They have used it in a man ner disgusting to those of finer sen sibilities. They ere the same sort of people who gulp their food, gurgle their oup, sizzle their coffee and slop the gravy on the tablecloth. They'll take away your appetite, any way, toothpick or no toothpick. But for that reason we don't banish from the table the food they so objec tionably eat. loose partnership restrictions of the express companies. PARASITES IPOX RAILROADS. The interstate commerce commis sion's report shows that the express companies are mere parasites upon the railroads. The express companies, while they have a capitalization of $10C.Of)0,000, are really worth only $7, OoO.OOO. All tha property they own is tied up in a' few station trucks, an as sortment of office furniture, and some horses, wagons, and automobile trucks. Their biggest asset is their contracts with the railroads. The report also shows that the own ership of the express companies is al most identical with the ownership of the railroads on which they operate. The railroad owners, by dividing their property Into two parts railroads and express companies are enabled to col Iect two profits from the people. The express companies, because of their I ioo res i net ion s, oneii overcharge, nti, , i ft ... . tkiii ..i, ......... . t,iitru iiivj i.uai,i; ivulc lur dairy ing the same package, making both the sender and the receiver of the package pay the bill. One company collected something like 60,000 in this method last year. f'lllUK VAM K OF Itr.l-OKT The chief value of this report lies In the fact that it will throw much need ed light on the relations between the express companies and the railroads Now that the commission has shown that a close partnership eTiists between these carriers, and that their joint pur pose is to exact a greater and greater tribute from the people, it is more than likely that legislation will follow The democratic leaders in congress are opposed to the express company graft, and they are only awaiting a i ' h :j T : r i, tit ii ii.n I, ..... ti .. . . ... i . fk " " "J "" uul '"eaueu ei- .Torts have been made to bring these companies to time, but always their po- iiiual barking has proved too strong, ana nothing has been done. The inter - state commerce commission has paved 1 the way, however, and action is likely j to be sure and swift from now on New York In order to keep the reserve at more than $100,000,000 until this administration could get out of office, and thus throw the responsibility on the incoming democratic administra tion. The New York bureau- of statistics publishes figures showing that month by month more persons were employed in identical industries from the elec tion of Cleveland until the following June than for the same period the year before. The bilver panic of 1S&3, which was due entirely to republican legislation, is the only one for more than half a century that did not occur while the republicans were in full possession of the government. Yet republican or ators, true to thtir habit of obscuring issues and raising false cries, go right on trying to make it appear that dem ocratic success means hard times. Puerto Cortez, Honduras Holders of concessions in this country are await ing action by the United States in the dispute which arose through the de mand fcf the local government that w harf lessees pay half of the deck re ceipts to the public treasury. A New- v I York firm, which rented docks from the Honduran rovernment. refused and ' appealed to Washinetcn. continuine f Humor and Philosophy Mr 9VTCAT M. SMITH THE GOOD CLP TOWN. ")FTEN I think of the beautiful tows Where I dreamed rcr youth away. And this Is the sort of dream I have That I'm rotas' to so hack some day. But not till I've made my little pile. Till I own some mines and mills. That I mar pat on a nice large front As I burn up a few big bills. Often 'in fancy I ambulate Down throush the village street Dressed as a swell from a great bis town From my head to my dainty feet. Cutting a swath the whole street wide. As they do in the story books. And showing the ones who are gaping iui;i q Hew a millionaire really looks. Then I can hear the people say As their ancient minds unfold: "I knew him once, and I knew him well. When he was a three-year-old. Who would have thought he would grow to be A handsome and wealthy swell. Throwing his money right and left? My, but he's doing well!" That Is the way that my thoughts run on As I sit In my bedroom small With hardly enough to pay for my rent Or to dresa for a social call. That Is the plan as I mix the dope I will carry out some day. But just at present, to tell tha truth, I cannot see my way. Foxy Father, "What handsome new porch furni ture Mrs. Green has!" Te8, and it is so comfortable too." "I sm surprised at her getting it. She told me In the spring that her husband had said positively that they couldn't afford anything new. "Oh, that was before the new min ister became so attentive to MabeL" "What!" "Yes. I think the Greens look upon the furniture as a good investment." Some of tha Disadvantages. "Are your folks going away for the summer, Jones?" "Haven't found out yet" "Depends on your boss, eh?" "No; depends on my man." "Your man? What man?" "The one I bet on. If he wins they go; if he doesn't win, why, nobody ought to expect a vacutiou presiden tial year, anyhow." Changed His Views. "Where do you spend your vacation this year, Jones?" "I'm not going to take nny." "But when I saw you last yenr you were declaring that no man could do his employer's work justice unless he hnd at least two weeks' vacation dur - lng the year. "But, you see, I've set up for my self." An Infallible Method. "I wish I could cure Edward of be ing so careless of bis pcrsoual appear ance." "I can tell you how to do It." "I wish you would." "It's very simple. All you have to do Is die. Widowers always begin to spruce up about the second month." Some Consolation. "It must be very trying to sell tickets to a show." "Why should It?" "You can't 6ee the performance." "No. but you can hear the comments of the people who wish they had their money tack as they come out" PERT PARAGRAPHS, Mnn Is stupid, but somehow womn never seems to find it out until she has married him. The man who has faith in his fellow man saves himself a lot of worry over that $10 he lent uiui yesterday. Man is no longer satisfied with his daily bread, but wants it supplemented with the latest variety of trutiles. A man's standing In the community is greatly affected by lying. It Is about as easy to keep a good j man down as it Is to keep the other kind where he wants to be. A stiff necked person needs to get a lot of comfort out of hlx ronvlctinns In order to make up for the crick In the neck. The fellow who Is always getflna into deep watr needs to be a good swimmer. As the campaign waxes hotter many a slave to his master will find bis col lar uncomfortable. It Is any man who thinks hlmfielf proer and Interesting subject of con versation. You take on that can't make any mls- Many a man Is a credit to bis country who can't be clxssed among the orna ments thereof. The Unexpected. Prizefighter (entering school with hti j son) Yon give this toy o mine I thrashing yesterday, didn't yer? School- master (very nervousi Well I er perhaps Prizefighter Well, give os your 'and. You're a champion. I can't do not h in' -with 'im myself. London i' The Argus The DJy3terious Englishman By Clarissa Kackie. Copyrighted. 1912, by Associated Literary Bureau. They had finisbed supper at the Twin t Star ranch, and the men were sitting j outside thebunk house enjoying their i pipes and cigarettes in the sunset glow. There were long legged Jink Prole, Mason Pepper, Tony Goff, Jack j Raymond, Bob Hazen, "the mysterious ' Englishman," and. a little in the fore-j ground. Boss Car-wood himself. i "Who comes here?" queried Jack Raymond lazily. j The otters followed the direction of i his curious eyes and saw a horse and j rider flying up the straight trail that' was plainly visible for half a mile. v"One of th Manning boys," remark, ed Carwood carelessly. "Rides reckless like PetJe," observed Jink Prsle. " Tain't blm, though." "Why notr " Tain't a Manning horse." "No more It ain't." muttered Jack Raymond, arousing himself to watch the rapidly spcroachlng horseman. The horse ws a beautiful creature, a deep cream color with mane and tall a dark bay. Its rider was mounted on a high Mexican saddle and wore cordu roy trousers belted around a soft white silk shirt, a crimson scarf knotted at the throat, a broad brimmed gray felt bat pulled well down over the head and half concealing the eyes, gray gauntlets and high heeled spurred boots of tanned leather. "Kinder ladylike looking." remarked Tony Goff under his breath. "Looks as if he meant business Just the same," returned Mason Pepper. "nowdy?" said the stranr. "Howdy?" they all ejaculated la chorus, all except Hazen, the English man, and he muttered, "How d'ye do?" all the time garlng at the stran ger with a puzzled frown on taU hand some face. "Get off and stay awhile," Invited Carwood cordially, "nave some sup per?" He arose and bawled an order co me cook. - "lon t care lr I do," returned tu stranger, dismounting easily and turn ing his horse over to Mexican Pete. "Are you Mr. Carwood?" he continued, folding his arms and looking up at the burly cattleman. "That's my name." "I have a letter for you, and er perhnps I may have a few moments' conversation with you," continued the stranger. "By the way, my name's Gray Jim Gray." "Glad to know you, Gray. Come up to the house while I read the letter. Cook's gettiug some supper for you." "Look like a toy terrier and a mas tiff," remarked Raymond as the two figures vanished in the dusk. " 'Pesrs as if he might sew a little now and then. P'r'aps he'd turn to and be mender for the outfit." "Like us not he's a little fire eater and could ride you clean off a horse." laughed Mason Pepper heartlessly. Tony Goff joined In the laugh at his own expense. Once there had come to the Twin Star ranch a greenhorn to saddle and lariat, so he said, and so Ms delicate appearance confirmed. The Twin Star outfit hnd proceeded to put the newcomer through a hazing J that would prove the mettle of any man. The greenhorn hnd proved his met tle and had given the lauph to Tony OofT, the chief hnzer. Since then Mr. Goff was secretly suspicious of all "ladylike" looking strangers. So they tr.lked idly now, watching the moon rise above the flatness of the pl:;ln below. They had not noticed that Mexican Pete hud slipped away from the edge of the group and had made a cautious detour of the ranch house. Pete loved to be the first to Impart bits of news to the catrtlemen. and he often stooped to questionable methods to gain information. On this occasion he did not hesitate to listen to the conversation of Bogs Carwood and the stranger, Jim Gray. All at once be appeared in the midst of tho group of cow-punchers, chuckling suggestively. "Me, I have news," he whispered. "That Jim Gray mnn ho detective looking for some man -Lionel Frary I think maybe" The Englishman leaped to his feet with a muttered ejaculation of wrath. "Oh. I say, chaps, I can't stand thin fellow's tattling gossip. I-'or sixpence I'd give him a sound drubbing. What j d T ... . ,' ,, ! .Mesi,-au Pete, who was an a. rant coward, squealed shrilly and disappear ed in the direction of the stables. Bub Hazeu growieyj Inarticulately ani walked away dowu the trail. The others watched lilui until he was swal lowed up by the distance. The rather taciturn young Englishman was given to solitary tramps, and bin coruiiaulona respected hi apparent dew! re to be alone from various motives. "Wonder what makes all these Eng lishmen so kinder moody and down cast." mused Mason Pepper, breaklug the silence. "I reckon it's because they come over bore and see what a great country this In and realize they can't come up to it i bm k borne." ventured Tony Goff. "Why can't they come up to it back there?" demanded Mason argumenta tive. "There ain't room enough to have first class roundup not without etam pedlng some of the critters off the is- lriil info fho oeefln " ritirtl Tdn ! oy I woudc-r who this Frary person Is, anyhow?" broke In Jluk Prole peace ably. "Not wanting to appear over and above curious, I can't help but wonder If it's rustling a bunch of cattle or killing." "Seemed to kinder get Hazen's mad up Jest to hear about it." suggested Jack Raymond u-neasily. "This here Frury might be a friend of his." "Itt's have a clear understanding about it," said Jink Prole, speaking authoritatively by reason of his su;. rlor age and length of service at the Twin btar outfit.- "I s'pose because Hazen come here quiet like and has I never breathed a word about his uua Daily Story life I reckon bp's liable to come under suspicion for anything that happens to any oue within 500 miles. That your Idee. Jack?" "Not exactly." said Jack Raymond quietly. "I mean this. From some thing Hazen let drop one day we thought that he was running under a borrowed name. Until we know for certain, he might be Smith of Jones or Frnry. And I was going to say that as he's been a pretty good comrade to all of us. why. this here young detec tive must be choked on? it Hazen's tho one he's looking for." "That's the talk!" cried Mason Pep per, and a murmur of assent ran aroand the group. "Here they come now," said Tony Goff as the form of Boas Carwood and his small companion approached them. "Boys." said Carwood, "this Is Mr. Gray of London. Just ah. Isn't Haseri here?" he ended in a tone of disap pointment "No," Jink Prole answered. "Where Is he?" "Went for a stroll up Medicine creek way," lied Jink cheerfully. "One of you boys go after him. He's wanted." said Carwood shortly. "I'll go." volunteered Mason Pepper, and forthwith he left the group and turned away from tht trail and up Medicine creek wa.y. He walked until the shadow ot a huge rock afforded him cover from the bright moonlight, and there he calmly sat dowa and lighted a cigarette. Meanwhile Mason Pepper had scarce ly disappeared from view when Bob Hazen came thudding cheerfully along the trail and into their midst without warning. He fell back a little at the silence that greeted his coming. "Oh, I say, what's up?" he said rath er awkwardly. Somehow Tony Goff managed to be at his elbow and whisper la his ear. "If your name's Frary and you want to cut it we'll cover your going." Cnrwood's voice cut the silence. "Say, Hazen. do yon want to talk to Mr. Gray of London about the Mlstle wood matter?" "Ah!" The Englishman's hand went up to his head, and he turned toward the stranger. "Mr. Gray of London, I am at your service I understand I was given to understand thut Wood re covered." "He did, and tbe whole matter was overlooked. It was recognized merely as a little duel between Wood and yonrself, and that matter was closed. But your long silence has alarmed your mother. She was most kind to me, and I love her devotedly. When I saw that she was dying of a broken beart I promised that I would come to 'Amer ica nud scour the couutry in search of you. If you had retained your namo it would have been easier." Mr. Gray spoke rather wearily. "I was given to understand by some one that after my duel with Wood my presence In England only mortified my mother. If that is a lie then I will return gladly nt once. If I may ask you must be a connection of my fam ily; your face Is familiar you must be a Frary." Hazeu s!fce quite oblivious to the curious circle of onlookers. "I am a connection. Your father and mine were own cousins," said Jim Gray hastily. "Cousins," repeated Lionel Frary, thinking rapidly "cousins. Why. my father hud only one brother, and lie didn't have any sons only a little daughter of n dozen years when I left home six years ago. Little Indy Jas mine Frary I culled her Little IiBdy Jim," be smiled remlnlscently, forgwt ful of the man before him who bad rluitned kinship. Jim Gray turned his bend away, and the nionniicht fell on the face hereto fore hidden by the big hat. Frary ut tered a Kharn exclamation. "Lady Jim." he cried, "It cannot be you'." ; "It hi." admitted Lsdy Jim In a shaltitur voice. "Your de.-ir mother was suffering, and I promised her I would find you. li"l was hunting Hons in Afrl cu, and It wax easy to run away. Your mother wou'.d uot have permitted me to come If she hail, known, for she thinks America U a :ntry of bandits ami oull.-iws und bears una bulls. But I came across with the Kuffords and left them In New York aud came west to look fur you." Lionel Frary had stared at her In growing wonderment Suddenly he cii tight I.i-r ii In l.ls arms and kissed her ardently. "Lady Jim, you're the greatest brick ever!" I e cried warmly. "Buys, take off your lrit. to the brav est trirl In the world -nut excepting the United States of America!" Thev gave It separntely find In uni son with ilc-ffenlnt: nr.lor. Mason Pep ter heard It and loped back to the ranch. "And now," said Lady .Tim. turning toward them, "give three cheere, for the Ix-st comrades In the world, no ex. captions the wort of comrades that wiil do anything t,uve give away a frl.-n-l!" Ilr laugh gav thcrn the T'ew that he had discovered their cf 'oits to corneal Huzen from hc-r. That time modesty bade them be cl ient, but Lady Jim and Lionel Frary and Boss Curwood cheered to the e-ho. July 20 in American History. ! 1S01 Congress of the southern Confed eracy convened at Richmond, j l'.K-CMri:i !:,;.-aled tr the United i States to Intercede with the power I Id the Boxer troubles. ! liKt'; Circulation of new currency au thorled by United States U-gun In j t he Philippines. la(. Peace between Guatemala and the Salvador . Honduras alliance Kigtiisl on board the United State cruiser Marblehead All the news all the: time The