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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25. 1913.
HIE ARGUS. Published dally at 1(14 second it na. Rook Island, I1L (Entered at the poetoffice as second-class matter.) Rack Islaa HnWr ( the A eta tad Prcaa. BY THE J. W. POTTER CO. '. TERMS Ten cents per week, by oar rler, in Rock Island. Complaint! of delivery service ahould ba made to the circulation department. ' parks and gardens and dynamiting of whioh should also ba notified in every i valuable buildings. Scratching, biting Instance where It Is desired to have d screaming, together with break paper discontinued, as carriers hsva no ! log window panes, proved a nuisance, authority In the premiers. j but the masses looked on with more or All communication, of argumentative I le ed tolerance. The more vio eharacter. political or religious, mat j lent destructive forms of anarchy hava real name attacd for public ew, awakened deep hos- tion. No such articles will ba printed i nd e government will have ever flctltlous elgsXturea. Telephones In all departments: tral Union. West 14S. 1145 and Union Electric, 614. Cen 214; Tuesday, February 25, 1913. To th fact that life Is held so cheap ly In Mexico, may be traceable many of the Ills that beset that unhappy country. When It gets down to robbing' th court house. It s going some. The Jail has been robbed In Rock Island county for & good many years. ; A highbrow up in Minnesota has put Aaron Burr above George Washington for military genius. Benedict Arnold was a good general and didn't give a Jam on which side he fought. THE FL.IOHT OF GASOLINE. While considering the high cost of living, there Is one thing that should not be overlooked and that Is the soar ing trrloe of gasoline. Gasoline has gotten to be one of the necessities of modern business and civilization, and while committees are being appointed by the cotvgrees of the United States and other people to figure on the high cost of living, there should be a special committee appointed to look after and prevent If possible the elevating prices of gasoline. The prices are almost out of sight ,at the prenent time, and something must be done to keep the farm ma chinery and the many automobiles In motion or automoblllng and the run ning of threshing machines and farm engines will become the occupation and sport of millionaire only. AN HONEST COURT RULING. Judge Hendrick of the New York 'ounty supreme court has made a rul :ig that shows he Is democratic and r ght, whatever political party he may belong to. An Injunction was applied for in the parnifnt workers strike to prohibit the strikers from doing what they oon-1 Hdered jverfectly legal acts. Judge Hendrick promptly and emphatically refused the Injunction, and eald: "I i have decided to try these cases on j thefr merits, and the appellate division i !.as authorized nw to sit here for three i lWltltflU If niW'MGarv r nVo K - - "- if-n- C'niony. I shall not grant injunctions until I have gon thoroughly into the tiierits of the cases. I mean to get) down to the causes of this strike and le.ar the atmosphere if possible." The arbitrary of the injunction process In ordinary peaceful labor and other disputes has been carried to Kt;cb an extent lhat it la high time It 'honld bo discontinued. Judge Hen- Tlck has set an example that Judges norally mtyht well profit by and fol low. NEVADA I1F.COM INQ DECENT. Nevada, after Jan. 1, 1314, will no h.ukt oe a aivorce paraaise. uover- r.ur iraniB oi mat state has approved a bill recently paesed by the leglbla- ure which doea away with the six months' residence clause, substituting therefor a required bona flde residence f a year for those asking divorce, and ttherwlse strengthening the lax di vorce statute of the state. Nevada Is to he congratulated. It lias made Itself decent In the eyes of the sisterhood of state. Its divorce laws had long been a erring disgrace to the commonwealth and it Is well rid of them, says the Chicago Inter Ocean. There remains now no state In the tmlon which permit "free and easy" livorces. Booth Dakota, one the haven Df those who would cat off the shacV !hsj of matrimony, was clotted to them some time ago, and now Nevada la re deemed. Possibly some of these who mifht contract "hurry up" marriages may now b bronght to give some real thought to the matter .and understand that marrlare Is a serious, solemn and Important tiring, not aa experiment which may be terminated at will. THE IDES OK MARCH. One week from today Wood row Wil ton will be Inaugurated president of the United States, The present con gress will retire and the government of the nation will be turned over to the prof re salve democracy. This is a consummation that has long been wlsh sd. and that will rejoice the hearts of patriotic people who have been dissat isfied with that reactionary policies of the standpat republicans. The country expects great reforms n the administration of existing good laws and in the enactment of much Deeded legislation. 'The country. Irrespective of political aivlslon. has faith in President Wilson, ft believes that he possesses the fac nlty of leadership so much needed !n tb f.Higency he Is called upon to re. t. There arc a fw reactionary demo- craUc hold-overs la the senate, but it anyone can persuade, them that right la right, then Mr. Wilson It the man. And If he cannot do this, there are some progressives who will come to his assistance. Ahe Ides of March Is almost here. Let all citizens give the new admin istration enthusiastic welcome. DESTRUCTION NO A KG CM EN T. The British suffrages have gone the limit In their destruction of public to put over some prosecutions that are 'real or get out of office. Mrs. Pank- hurst has now bwn arrested for the : destruction by dynamite of the country residence of a government official. The penalty for this is 14 years' penal servitude and the public will demand that there be no leniency. Recent dispatches say that Miss Lil lian Lenton, who was detained for trial Thursday for setting fire to build ings in the Kew botanical gardens, was released on the ground of ill-health. She Etarted a hunger strike on enter ing the house of detention and had not eaten anything since that day. Pirblio feeling is high against the surrender on the part of the authori ties every time a suffrage goes on a hunger strike. Unless the British gov ernment announces in the king's speech its determination to introduce legis lation to cope with the subject, the op position will officially move an amend ment to the address. It is time for action. THE RECOLLECTIONS OF A PRESIDENT'S WIFE. It Is pointed out that Mrs. Cleve land Is the first widow of a president to again marry. She was mistress of the White house in a very Import ant period in the history of the coun try, and the rumor that she may write her recollections is Interesting. If Mrs. Cleveland should consent, in later years, to write out the recollec tions of her life. It would prove a volume of surpassing interest, people of either sex have had pew such ! privileges of acquaintance with tber,"""JrB- at "J"-OD persons of nrominenee in the nation. flnll nf tntimar'ipa with Ita irrfnt prontfl for so long a period of time. Men do not reach the While bouse until mid- die life. She reached it when only 22 years old. It Is a woni!rful bock of Margaret j Bayard Smith's which remained in I manuscript until our day. and has, been brought out under the title "The i First Forty Years ff Washington So- j ciety." If Mrs. Cleveland, at a cor responding age in hpr life, were to descant with equal frankness on the scenes and events of which she has been a great part, the literary product, from irs larger ranie of acquaintance, would prove still more illuminating. Dolly Madison, ia the years of her widowhood, contributed greatly to the romance of early Washington. Her portrait was the first of a woman fo be assigned permanent place in the parlors of the White house. The home where she livfd for many years as the center of a group of interesting . - . i menus j nerved has been sympathetically pre and is now the "old part" of the Cosmos club. .Mrs. ( leveland s recent visit to wastnngton snowed that she had lott none of that magnetic charm which attended her first appearance there. At the last reception a' the Wnit house she became the inevitable cen ter of groups of admiring friends. The honors everywhere paid to her made her visit the notable event of the Washington winter. It is understood that Professor Pres ton, whom she recently married, has been invited to a chair at Princeton, so that she can still maintain her - residence in the university town with which her earlier marriage Is asocl- actual number of high school bulld ated. If she enjoys "the allotted span inra ir,nrearf Miuhi rtth .im. of life," as may be expected, her iHter year recollections" ought to make a narrative comparable In per sonal charm with any that have been produced In America. FEEDS THE BRUTES. London's Restaurant That Caters to Domaatie Animate Only. One of the most Interesting restau rants In the world Is one In which the only diners are domestic animals. Ths restaurant Is in Westminster, London. The alga on the window reeds: RKSTAtTRAKT FOR DOMESTIC AN 1UAI.H ENGLISH MEAT ONLT. FRESH TWICE DAIL.T. The restaurant la arranged so that the domestic animals which patronize It may be perfectly comfortable while they are getting their meals. Tho that wish to do s may sit down while enflng. The women who serve the diners are very fond of animals snd know the wants of earn particular cus tomer. One of the regular callers at the restaurant, a dog, prefers having his meals in private, se instead of eat ing his luncheon in the restaurant be walks from his home to the place ev ery day, bays bis luncheon and carries ' It home. He psys his own bill at the I end of each week, carrying the money j tied ia a little wsllet around hte neck, j Cats, canary birds, g !dflh. parrots, i monkeys, squirrels and goats are also I provided tor in the restaurant There ) is a branch of the establishment st 123 i York rosd. Battersea. New York Her- j aid." . ! c,8- Clogs, against which the Lancashire null girls are re bellies, were at one time worn by women of all classes. The more refined variety of the clog had a thin wooden sole, which was cnt transversely in two pieces, attach- d to each other by a hinge, Dainr The Genial Cynic BY CHARLES GRANT MILLER. PREACHING STRAIGHT AT SIN. N over-enthnslastio preacher at Springfield, Ohio, delivered a powerful arraignment of people who go on Sunday excursions, and at the end of the service dlscoveredd that a part of his audience were members of a special car party from Dayton. TV n.niiwlnnlat. sttllA Tint hll Vl 1 f m m r.T- n r. ft tfolncf I m n -I Siindav excursions must hare that when they had come 23 miles to pay their respects to the preach er's reputation for eloquence, he had taken special pains to reprimand and offend them. His prompt explanation that he had not known them' was not accepted with good grace. His belated attempt to draw a line of distinction be tween an excursion and a special car was not a success. But why should they feel offended even If the preacher had been aware of their identity? And why should the preacher feel called upon to explain? Why aimlessly shoot sermons Into the air? Why not aim right at the spot and hit hard at the right time? If Sunday excursions are wrong, why not say so, knowingly and Inten tionally, to guilty ones caught in the act? Why should people go 25 miles to hear a distinguished preacher and then expect him to talk on the sins of other people and not on theirs? Can It be possible that any church-going people want the minister to scandalize the doing of other folk and give no spiritual guidance for their own cases? BLOODIEST FIGHT (Columbia (S. C) State.) Current discussion concerning the approaching semi-centennial celebra tion of the battle of Gettysburg seems predicated in part on the assumption that the mortality percentage in the engagement was higher than In any other Important battle of the war be tween the sections. Neither at Gettys burg nor at Sharpsburg was the maxi mum of life loss in proportion to num ber of men engaged attained. The rec-: ord for percentage of casualties was set by a battle at Olutee, which is unique also in two other particulars, in that it was the only Infantry bat tle fought 'in Florida during the war and was due primarily to political con siderations. The battlefield traversed now by the Seaboard Air Line tracks leading from Jacksonville to Tallahassee, lies 13 miles east of Lake City. Chase and Lincoln in 18C4 were contesting for ine repuoiii'an presidential nomination, I-'ncoln wrote in January to General ' "' i" " "'"J uit- iiu-rior or r lonaa to arive out !'hat few federate there remained, and to .isRUe a Proclamation calling on the citizens of Florida to return to ithe union. General Gilmore was also ; to arrange for holding in Florida a re- publican convention, the hope of and ! expectation being of course that the state would favor Lincoln, over Chase for president. Gilmore, with his gun boats and transports, proceeded to Jacksonville, and dispatched .f force under General Seymour into the in terior, with orders to destroy the rail road bridges across the Suwane riv er. His object was to get control of the. lumber and naval stores for te ! use of the union army, and to prevent the shipment of supplies to the con- EDUCATIONAL PROGRESS j The Buffalo. X. Y., chamber of ruerce is leading in a movement to or- I ganize vocational tarining and voca tional guidance in direct connection , wUh the industrial, educational and so cial needs of the city. 1'nder the lead ership of the chamber a committee composed of business men, school men and 6ociai workers is making a preliminary survey of the city prepara tory to mapping out a definite pro gram. The work Is under the immedi ate supervision of E. W. Weaver, vo cational director of the Brooklyn boys' high school. Tennessee spent nearly twice as much money last year for high school Durnoses as the rear hefhre and the flcant increases reported by the state jhigh school inspector are: Enrollment, s per cent increase aunna; the year: daily attendance, 47 per cent increase; length of average term, ten days more than the year before; and teachers, 65 per cent "more. In the meantime the average cost of high school tuition has been reduced from $1 to $3.96 per month. Superintendent Joyner of North Car olina la making a strong plea for bet ter educational facilities for that state. Among other things he urges that wo men be made eligible to serve on school boards, in order that the schools may have the benefit of their peculiar fitness for the work of education. He declares: "By nature and tempera- Brass abd polished leather appurte nances gave a finish to the article. Anne Bracegtrdle. the moat beautiful actress of her day, was a wearer of clogs. Horace Walpole relates In one of his letters that "Mrs. Briee girdle breakfasted with me this morning. As she went ont and wanted her clogs she turned to me and said. 'I remember at the playhouse they used to can for Mrs. Oldfleld's chair. Mrs. Barry's clogs and Mrs. Braeeglrdle's pattens.'" London Spectator. A Study In Arithmetic. "I don't wonder." said a twelve-year-old to his dad. "that people come to the United States from these outland ish regions beyond the seas, where folks use 'the Roman system of numer- I atlon. Just imagine a kid going to I school there and being given this kind ! 0f problem: MDVIX is divided by CI j how many times? Or. X multiplied by ( yn minus XIX equals how much? Or. CIV and MYI and DXIX mlnns MC . equals Say. arithmetic is going to h, ilte a simple one and one are two I for ne tfter this." New York Trio on. been aimed directly at themselves IN CIVIL WAR federate army. Florida was at that time largely relied on for provisions by Lee's army in Virginia and the army in Tennessee. Seymour's force, consisting of three brigades, with a total of 5,500 men, marched west from Jacksonville some 40 miles. East from Lake City to meet him came General Finnegan, confed erate, with 5,400 men in two brigades, one of them commanded by Genera! Colquitt of Georgia. General Finne gan selected a position and built some intrenchments, extending from one small lake to another a quarter of a mile distant. It was a strong posi tion against frontal attack, but could easily be flanked, so just before Spv mour'a arrival the confederates left their trenches, and. advancing half a lli 1 A 11 .111". -' - - J mour came in sir-iht. The federals, in stead of attacking in force, sent in one brigade, which was soon routed, then another, which fared likewise, and fin ally the third, which in its turn was repulsed in disorder. The country, perfectly flat, and cov ered with long-leaf pines, carried no undergrowth or other cover, and neith er army had any protection, natural or artificial. Both lines were at all times in full view of each other, and the fight was continued until nighniall. The federal logses agprepated in kill- ed and wounded 1C1, whit-h was a little over 33 per cent of their force. They also lost 120 horses. The confed erate casualties totaled R0n. Seymour retreated to Jacksonville and returned on board th transports. Thus termi nated the expedition to bring Florida back into the union. Lee and Meade each sustained a loss of 20 per cent at Gettysburg, as ragainst the 2?, per cent r.2 ner rpnt si'fFrrerl hv Seymour at Oiustee, i com-jment, and because of their strategic i position in the home and in the train- ing of childhood, women !ire vital'y I concerned and deeply interested in the work of the schools." The Phelps-Stokes lectures on the 1 negro problem given at the University of Virginia this year included the fol- lowing subjects: Race relationships j in the south: black-belt negro Jahor ; in slavery and freedom--its efficiency . and Its cost; the economic negro: the ; public health relation of the race prob- ' lem in the south. The aim of these j lectures is "to arouse a scientific in-1 terest In the better adjustment of the negro to American civilization." Harold W. Foght of the United States bureau of education, is now in Denmark, studying rural schools with a view to adapting as much as possible of Danish experience to the American country school problem. He Is accom panied on the trip by William II. Smith, rural school supervisor of Mis sissippi, and L. I Friend, eupcj visor I of high schools la West Virginia. Ohio university announces a "quar tet of new forces" In the state normal college. The rural school and the de partment of agriculture are two of these forces upon which special em phasis is laid, since they represent a definite step in remedying the urgent problem of rural school facilities. Night schools of scientific agricul ture are proving a popular feature with the farmers of western Michigan. The Real Villain. "Are you the villain in this troupe?" Mked the baggageman who was han dling theatrical trunks. "No," replied the youth with black, curly hair. "I used to be. but the real villain Is the treasurer of the company, and by this time he must be about 500 miles on his way to somewhere else." Washington Star. Educating the Heathen. "Brother Hardesty, can't you make your contribution for the education of the heathen a little larger than usual this year?" "Dr. Goodman, I'm more than dou bling it I have Just started that youngest boy of mine to college." Chicago Tribune. She Had. "Have you any unmarried daughters, Mrs. De Willoughby?" asked the visi tor. "Oh, yes. Mr. Yanderbloom. My daughter Minnie was unmarried 'ast week by Judge Cuttcm," replied the lady. Harper a. I Gill Ml and E Whi I am well X think with pity Of thos who hava to work away. As I do. In the busy city. Week In, week out, day after day; It seems so futile to be moiling. And I am tempted to rebel Agnlnst the ones who Keep me toiling Ke!entlely when I am welL I think with envy of the wealthy Who for their health seek dis tant climes And wish that I were not so heal thy. So that I might fare sometimes: I long to leave the noise and rattle. To get away ftrom all the strife. Forgetting" that the ceaseless battle The tollers wage Is all of life. That show the need of change and rest: I wonder why men rling to places Whose profits are but small at best: "Poor fools." I say, "they are but wr.wtlng Their strength where toll Is profitless when each might taMiir- The swfets of well earned careless ness." When T urn ill. and cannot hurry With those who ha.te away to town To tuU nnd moil and scheme and wor ry I curse fio fates that keep me down: It seems a pity to be onlt't While there the wi:e-'.s are whir ring still: And thinking of the rush and riot, I scorn repose when I am 11!. In the Wrcng Business. "I understand that Bobsworth thinks of opening up a new subdivi sion." "How can he rossibly do that?" "Why. easily. lie owns a big tract of land and " "I know. But he's such a poor talker." Why? "I am afraid," said the beautiful heiress, "that you want me only for the fortune which I shall have." "Do you really fear that?" asked the baron. "Yes, to be candid very often." "But why look on the dark side of tlLings?- Pleasure. "I'm awfully sorry." ha said, "to have missed that dance with you. It was all due to a mix-up in my pro ! gram." j "Don't give yourself the least con i cern," she sweetly replied, "the pleas ure was all mine." Fortunate, "I find," said Mrs. Qotter Lotte, "that my horizon has been greatly widened since I have taken up the study of French!" "Indeed?" replied her dearest friend, "how fortunate that it doesn't have that effect on your figure!" Net Always. "New York has the largest floating population of any place in the coun try, hasn't It?" "Yes. except when the Ohio river is above the danger line." -Judged by His Words. "Bindleson says be p.lways weighs his words before he Fpr-aks." "If he dees he cheats himself by idving light weight." Jf. If the angels could aiways be sure there were profts to be gained they would not fo often fear to tread where fools ru3h in. The Little Ones. Little bits of trouble Borrowed day by day Make the care that frightens Hopefulness away. An fc. xpert. "I never have any trouble with my gowns." "How is that?" "You see, my husband belongs to the fire department." "Well?' "And he can hook me up in forty-five S If 1 I ; i M i : Ax l?1" - X' iv-'. see about me weary faces 1 1 r- i The Daily Story TWO MAKE A QUARREL BY DOROTHEA HALE. Copyrighted. 1(11, by Associated Literary Bureau. Two of the boys from the Lone Bub ranch were herding a bunch of cattle among the Bow hills, which were nol really hills at all, but bits of the prai rie lifted Into little mounds of herbage. Gabriel and Theron Crane had not spo ken for three weeks. The reason for their sudden change from warm friend liness to bitter enmity was a mystery to their comrades and a matter for re great for the entire outfit Now they rode a few hundred yards apart, silent taciturn and moody. It was not for them with hatred in their hearts to rejoice in the sweetness of the spring morning or to feel the pulse of the new season beating strong with in them. A very little matter precipitated the smoldering passions that lay beneath: the calm exterior of their sun browned faces. Gabriel in passing his comrade, who was smoking one of his everlast ing cigarettes, felt the stinging burn of a flying ash against his cheek. Invol untarilv his hand sought his hip pock et, but Crane had already drawn and I was looking coolly at him from behind his heavy weapon. "W-e-1-1," drawled Crane after a little startled pause, "did you reckon you could do for me this way?" "You know better than that Yon needn't chuck your cparks in my face." retorted Gabriel furiously. Crane smiled with a puzzled look be hind his honest eyes. "What's eating you, Gaoe : ' he aemanaea arter a nttie i pause. "What's eating you, you mean. You been looking for trouble this here three weeks. -I heard all about what you said dowu to the ennypn." Gabriel still sat half turned on his saddle, one hand on his hip. "Looking for trouble!" repeated Crane incredulously. "Why, I been trying to keep outer trouble with you. I reckoned you'd lay for me some" "Lay for you!" roared Gabriel. "I I ain't that kind. When I have a bone to pick I ain't a-polnp around throwing cigarette ashes in anybody's face. If you got anything against me I'll meet you down to Satan's gulch aud we'll fight it out." "There won't but one go home again," said Crane angrily. "Sure." "When will you be there?" "Tomorrow morning at half past 4." Without another word they sep arated. There was a certain air of grim de termination iu Gabriel's manner that night which caused Harry Barry and i Tim Lewis to exchange uneasy glances i and later to meet at the gate of the corral. Harry Burry was the first to break the silence. "Gabriel's cleaning his gun," he re marked with assumed lightness. "So's Crane." said Tim significantly. "What do you think they're going to do?" asked Harry uneasily. Tim Lewis shook his head dubiously. "No telling." "Xiiry guess. They've never been the same like brothers as they always was since they came home from that dona tion bee over to the Forks church." "Donation bee! I reckon you're meaning the party they give the new minister, where everybody took vic tuals and then stayed to eat up what they brought." Harry Barry godded his handsome head. "I guess I was some mixed up with the quilting bee I heard they was giving to the wldder who keeps house for the minister. ' Whatever made them two geezers get mad at each other? They didn't have anything to drink except milk. They paid some notice to the Widder PudroHe." Tim Lewis hook his head dubiously. "And they was always the best of friends," mourned Harry Barry. "Per haps a woman came between 'em," he added hopefully as one who had dis covered an elusive clew. "Don't blame everything on the wim men," chided Tim. "There Isn't any use us guessiti?. We better do what we can to belp keep 'em from manu facturing sieves." "lou mean to draw the charges rrom them guns," observed Harry Barry. "But somehow I don't know aa I like the Job of taking Gabriel's gun away from him while he's sleeping innocent like. Why, he'd go into the sieve business right away with me for a sample. Guess again." "My best guess is that 111 get up bright and early and trail 'em till I'm satisfied they're not out for blood," said Tim. ' Long before Harry Barry had thrust hi bead from beneath bis blanket Gabriel nnd Crane bad arisen as by mutual accord and, dressing quietly. bad gone down to the corral and caught up their horses. Out In the pale dawn of a new day rode the two men who had been close friends for years. They both knew that one would never come back and the other would be a fugitive from Justice. Which one would be the fugitive and which the other thing? Perhaps they were asking themselves these questions as they rode swiftly and silently across the dewy grass. Large and brown, with strongly tnum .rl fatnr hv mizht have bees) brothers, so close was the general re semblance between them. All the kindliness had gone from their eyes, from the grimly set mouths, and the little muscles about their lips which twitched sometimes in silent laughter were drawn now into taut lines. The dawn grew, paler and then flush ed with the coming of the sun. The whole world was alight with the red- dening glory, with the tonic sweetness of the morning, but the two men rid ing forth to do vengeance each upon tne other saw nothing save the first grim outline of the tall cottonwoods that mark the entrance to Satan's gulch. The trees grew larger and took definite shape as they drew nether. The dull gray Use which marked the mouth of the gulch became an opening which finally became large enough for them to ride through into the reck In closed desolate place. At the farther end there was a level stretch of sand. Here they could wreak vengeance for their real or fancied wrongs, and the sun would not be in; their eyes to dazzle their sight and; balk them of their revenge. ( Slowly they dismounted, making; much delay over the careful staking of their horses at a respectful distance,,' fussing over the adjustment of saddle and blankets and delaying In every; way the crucial moment At last, when.' there was no excuse for further delsy Gabriel walked slowly to the farthest point and leaned against a rock. "I'm ready," he said carelessly. "Same here." returned his enemy, briskly. "There won't but one go back," said Gabriel slowly. "I s"pose there might be a message to send." An uncomfortable pause followed. At last Crane spoke. "I aint heard what it was you was sore about." he said grimly. "I don't mind shooting a man when I think he deserves it. But coii found you. Gabe, I don't know what's the mutter with you." "You lie!" returned Gabriel deliber ately. "That's enough," remarked Crane.' "Count ten." He drew his revolver -and leveled Its long blue barrel at his erstwhile frlond. Gabriel did likewise and slowly counted ten. There was a blinding flash of powder, with a simultaneous report from ths two weapons. When the smoke had cleared away the two revolvers were lying on the sand nnd the antagonists were each nursing a right arm. Crane darted forward, snatched up one of the weapons with his left hand and Weld It close to Gabriel's head. "If you don't tell me what's eating you," he snarled angrily, "I'll blow some daylight into you." The other glared buck at him fierce, ly. "You menu to sny you don't kno what's the matter?" he demanded. ' "Why would 1 be asking you, then?" Gabriel was silent for several seo onds; then be blurted out: "It's what you told Mrs. Fndrose. She told ma what you said the ni.ht of the doing! to the minister's house." "What did I say?" Crane's face was scarlet. "She sttid you told her I was married and didn't ought to be paying attention to respectable widows. That's what she snid you sntd. And It's a blanked lie, as you know I never was married to nobody." Gubriel's hund clasped his wounded arm. "Of course you ain't married," breathed Crane heavily as he dropped his left hand to his side. "Have I ever told yon a lie. Gnbe?" "No," snapped Gabriel. "Do you believe me when I sny thatl never told that to the Wldder Padrose?" "Yes." "Then what's your grouch about?" Gabriel looked helplessly about him. He saw the jugged rocks, the tufta ot verdure thrusting forth from the cran nies, heard the lilt of the bluebird and saw the azure sky of the new day. Ills eyes dropped to Crane's face, pal and drawn with pain, and his own scowling countenance broke Into aj crumpled smile of anger and pity. t "Dash It all! Did I wing you. yosj old cherub? Here!" Tenderly be as sisted Crane to a reclining position, cut his sleeve and bandaged the wound his bullet hud made. Then he applied his flask to Crane's compressed llpa and watched with concern bis com rude's efforts to swallow. Forgetful of the bullet that was in bis own right arm, he worked over the other until at last Crane sat up, a thin saturnine, smile curving bis mouth. , "I'm 11 right now, Gabe. Get down here and let me fix you up. I reckon I'm jest an good a shot as you are!" An hour afterward the two rods slowly toward the Lone Bull. Each right arm was bandaged stiffly, and each revolver was thrust In a left hand pocket. "As for that Wldder Padrose," be gan Gabriel, when Crane cut In roughly t "Dash the widders for a meddlesome crew !" Out of the distance two horsemen rode to meet them. One was Harry Barry, and the other was Tim Lewis. At sight of the two older men riding together in appurent friendliness the youngsters threw up their hats and whooped Joy.'ully. "What's worrying you two fellers?" asked Gabriel, with bis old time genP allty. "Heard the news?" asked narry, Barry, with a desire to avoid person alities. "What news?" "The Baptist minister has married his housekeeper, Mrs. Padrose. What S do you think of that, eh?" Crane scratched his chin thought I fully. "I think I'll call on the minister j and extend my hearty r condo j lences." he said. ! Then be and Gabriel Indulged In a j left armed handshake. Feb. 25 in American History. 174l- Bin I. ..; i.iiitries Cotes worth PlncUne.v. statesman nnd diplomat; died IV.'.. JS03-Cous' i :.tioii bill for men between the of eigbteeti and forty-five years pissed by tbe United States OOligl-e.-H j 1907 Archibald Clavering Gunter. iio elist ui.d playv. ri-lit. died: born Good For an Occasio,al Bouquet. "He offers me a plafuiie friendship." "Take It." udiswl ler girl chum, "until something better comes along." Louisville Courier-JournaJ.