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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. MARCH 19, 1913. THE ARGUS. rTjbMahafl dally rt ItH Seeona t- In speaking of this experience the sen ua. Rock Inland. la (Entered at the ; ior senator from Massa'h'tse'tB said postoffic at second-class matter.) that Mr. Bryan premised to make 'a RTk IU. Member .f tk. Ael.te secretary Of Stat.' This is a sample of new judgments that are being formed of William Z. BY THE J. W. POTTER CO. TIP.M3 Ten cents per week, by car rier. In Rock IslaniS. Complaints of delivery eervlce should be made to the circulation department, which should alio be rotified In every Instance where It In desired to have paper discontinued, an rarrlera have no authority In the premises. All eommunlcat.ons of srarurnente.te e'leraeter, political or rellatouo. malt hive real na-ne atta"B(! for publica tion. No such artlrlea will be printed -rer rwitlua mff"itures. Telephone! !n all department!: Cet tral Union. West 143. 1145 aud J14: t'r.lon Electric SI 45. Wednesday, March 19. 1913. zrzr. : Or.'v three more days tr. bin- vnur Raster bonnet. There's a lesson In Adrianople: Anv ci'y that anticipate a s epe should stock up on cheese. "fief up from the ttble hungry," says Mr. R'K-hefel.er. Ard to think that he doem t have to, even with prl'es w here they ;. You wi!l pWpe observe tha Pen Tlilman. in rp'te of nil that ha-- been said agalntt him, mn surrender gra' 'illy as well as flictr l ard. The Oprman who food bis 'ri' ii'lp bv palming off m-is'ard sep-j? on tb' in as shamrock sper. then did a appearing act. He arterj wisely. The Sslem crowd that wi lynch a prisoner, turned ;ts : from the jail and sT.rec! a Iters making rendy '.o ramji foiirthoiine st iare. The k f.d .n f.f ttie p!e that partwipRte :n ly'tch't.i-s '. j'lht ty,e Kind that likea to stnnd iiround and wai'b another man work. If M;e fluthorities rf Cork rowy succeed in sending to the petiitpti'iary the "l.iher np" fellows in the 'fire bug" trust, thev will hae done n gor.d thing There is no greater rr'.nie than that of arson It h aitcge'her ro rotn mon and ton few criminals are prose cuted and pun'shi d frr the off 1 r.se The r Yo'K sf'lmol ix srd has dc- 1 'ided t 1, h ' tin' v. o;unri U-u in"- wlio 'an'(i a yer.r's leave of ahp"iee in i are for li r ne -iiorn c hild w ill nave to keep 1. 1, i h her school work o- rc sinn Th" nand tliat rocks t!i- cr-idie tuny file M.' world, but, i m ..1 hn o neiftnto a : w hjmdruni duties to others. A Mil ros-' th' The-4' 1 ', ;.il'"e msui is arrftipit.K to oti'ii'i in a d'ritjii'le hai'oon ."n.u y fellows who thit:K they '.Die inven'ed flyiriji machiivs should xper'ment with 'h.'-m on dry lmd and bi- Fuie rt have per'erted tlicr nr-rr.nge-nei :? hefore they start o-it op so wide an expanse of water ;'s the ' lut 'ic OM-HII. I.H,HTI. l'I-kl. In China they have a fine old insti tution known as the "squeeze " Whett a nan applies to at: employer for a job, h' paj s the man who let l :m in at the galf and recomp n.e another' man who peru i's him t.j n'er the house Then lie charges it ail up to ' the emphner who hires him. It is said tine 'io" einr'for of China nice gae ordrs ihat a s'reet lighting f : 'tn le itistitiioti in t'ekin a1 t!;,- ost of one million &:. which was the rstitliate made hy h fort isn expert The ofrlcia under the emperor ordered a lighting s-'em to cost sAj a , ias. and the i.ext u'.a'i fiown the ;,ue or dered a .""!". taei llE'nrins svstem for IVkin. The order tir.allv '-rime into the hands of the . a ithofir-.es who handed it down, each taking r.'t h'.s "sc.i'.f The contra t for '.IcVr,,: the -;ty .f Tek'n was tltia Iy award'-d to it o.i t rt'.cv for .".'i.'nii taels. He rriiMu omised by d.rei t'iic e ery 1io;jkp l.ciric r to hare a lantern in frort of his place of lc:s ir.css. and the night watch man siolc 'he oil out of the lanterns Thus IVkin was lighted That a harbor sbou'd he dredged, a ; river han'ioeJ. a canal dug or any 'her great p'.bllc work being under taken "i'l-o'it the "giitteeze" would be ".con-prehensthie to a Ch'naman. hen we -plebrnte the opening of the Para ma dti ii. it is to be hoped that : -'itllcien: eniphass will be placed on he fact 'hat a work which wis begun by the FtercU in a", orgy of graft, was ornplvted by the I'niteU States with' -;o graf' at all It should be hailed as a moral well as an engineering tri umph. BRYAN STAItrS KIC. HT. William Jennings P.ryan has entered upon t'.t du'iea as secretary of state as if he were to the manner born. He has retained most of the heads of the bureaus in his department, thus recog nizing the merit system He has form ed close rel.iMons with Mr Hryee. the bleat and brs' l'ked of ambassadors. He haa. through 'he president, told the lA'Jn republics just how far they ran ro and receive tr.e surport cf the t"n'td Stas He hae told Cuba what ia expected cf it. The Washing ton correspondent of the Sprmrfleld Republican thus speaks of the success i if Mr. Bryan's methods: ' Senators Root and Lodge called at C c s'lte department the other day to ; 'lu ir respects. The result was an i . ndrd talk, at the close of which ! the aecretary expressed his purpose to i consult with them from time to time. Bryan by those who for tb first time come to know something of the real man." Besides great ability, Mr. Bryan is a aplendid Judge of men. He also pos sesses fine Judgment and good tae'. Oscar A Ptraus declares "Rrysn has the vision of a Jefferson and the di plomacy of a Hay." LA KOLI.ETTE AT THE "WHITE HOTSE. President Wilson's largeness of mind is indicated ia his invitation to Senator UaFoiiette to call upon him at the White house for discussion of na tional policies. No doubt the narrowly partisan will say hat a democratic president should rake his coul1 from democrats aione, but President Wiison is not nar rowly partisan It would be very fool sh in any man, says the rt'Jbuq'.e Teleerapb-Herald, to d-ny first 'he sincerity of the Wisconsin s"nar'r and, secondly, h:s capacity for stare emanship of hieh order. Few oth- er men .n cigrH,f are no ur,, .u- j n.reu as u au-j ciu.uu -tents of the procerus to the solution, n-k ir.Vi .Viz, V, r. . . c ilaalf w im.Ii uo.'vmi ,i( on ivcii. The president's determination to get , 'he best thought of the best minds and i ro enlist in his support "all honest j men. all patriotic, all forward-looking ! men." reflects a determination to make legisla''on what, in the Judgment, of; many minds, it should bB. Tbe presi- : dent very well understands that wis- i dom is his wide counsel. If Mr. Taft hp.d heeded the counsel1 of Sena'or IaKolle'fe. his admini&tra- j t:o;i nt'.er would have been discredit-j ed I'.'i-r Mr. Taft, chose to shut the rlour of the W'b'te bouse against the ' senator, and foolishly set out to bf at i him into submissiveness with the pa- ; tronRRe c!';b. Meaning to make his administration ; ; ronr' sk: ve. President. Wilson will rcc-' omiize as proKressie all mejin sym- ! Ia'hy with tr.s purpose to cut privilege out of law and restore equality. ; Her ween progressives of the Wilson ; and IV!M?r types 'here is after all more than th" riifei-enceof a pat tv nan;". To s':ff r tha" d Terence to ' prevent 'eainwork ly ibem would be a ji:'':"!'.a! cainmi'y. Hefi vc his administration is many months old. progressives -vhatever party t.'iey find themselves -vi'I recoc ni7" in Mr. Wilson a president s'r.cer" ly f't. inc to serve their welfare as part of th common welfare, in th" ' f,hap;ni; of new and the admin'.strption of present law s. TYPEWRITERS IN CHINA. They Are Used There, but Not For the Native Language. Typewriters are now made for use iu nearly a hundred ciifleieut IftL-uues. find they are sold all over tie world, but there is sri'.l one great nation w iiicli. for a very slnip'e reason, has tin typewriters flint write its tongue Thr.t nation is China. The Ilug'.ish jilpiiahef h;s twenty-six letters, .the Russian thirty-six. The typewriter produced for the Kussian market is the lar.ot made, lint no typewriter could be m.ule that would biV'in to le Ids enough for the ilnese liingu.ijre. which bus 1.0 alphabet, but N represented by sin characters, of which there urt- about fii'rjo. Of the great c.iinber of words found n the llnglisb language only a small propor tion are used for the ordinary purposes of speech, i'.r.d the same would be true as to the characters used in the Chi nese language, hut the number of Cbi- nose characters commonly employed is still far greater th:in could be put on any typewriter. So this nation of 40'). CM ii i.i M) p,',ip o h.as no typewriter in its own tongue. But that doesn't mean that no type writers are sold in fhina Moie nud more Chinese aie h-.rning other lan guages besides their own. and Chinese merchants and resltleiit foreign mer chants use typewriters, and they are used in legations and in consular of fices and in bank and shipping offices and colleges and by missionaries, by various people. Altogether there are sold in hina a goon many typewrit ers. Washington Post. AN ANCIENT LEGEND. Creation of tbe Cocoanut. tha Wakwak and the Palm Tree. According to ilie opinion of tbe old historians and the commentators of the Koran. tJod created fmm the re- niainrier of the cay of which Adam was made the kullseer. or cocoa tree, which is found in abundance In the Indian islands It produces a nut v hicb is brouijnt to Auato.ia ana Roouiill. The interior end oily part ls nourishing and fortifying food. The shell Is worked into spoons and cups of the stze of a man's hei.d. It ls a I round black nut on wtr.cb. all the , part of a man's head may t-e seen mouth, nose, ejebrows. eyes. Lair and whiskers before it was formed from Adam's clay. A wonderful sight: . From the same clay God created also the wakwak. found in India, tbe fruit, of which resemmes a mans head, which, sunken hy t he wind, emits the sound of wakwak. Finally was created also tbe paim tree from the remainder of Adams elsy 8t Kufa. near the water Tinnoor This is said to he the reason why tbe paim trees of Kufa. Med.iin and Om nia u n are straight and upright, lilie the stature of a man If yon cut Its branches It d,Ms not or.iy no harm to it. but grows eveo more, like the balr legeg prescrihe ore full year of sci ar.d beard "of men. but if you cut off ence. "Such contradictions as 'hese." the he;:d t f the paim tree it gives a ' says Mr. Kir.es e; "bv.Tden the high reddish juice like b.ood. and Cie tree school, provincialize co'iege s' ident perishes like a man whose head ia cut cfX. Evlla Effecdi, "Travels." The Genial Cynic BY CHARLES GRANT MTT.T.ER. THE WOMAN WHO WORRIES. You know her, of course. , la fact you can't help knowing her, because she ia on every side of you. She won't be forgotten, and she won't forget. She is the woman who is always on the lookout for something more to do. Is there a button off there is a fret until it is sewed on. Is a collar slightly soiled It is almost a crime. A drop of gravy spoiled on the tablecloth is a tragedy. An unpolished glass is a catastrophe. A smudge on a dish is heinous. The worst of it is, she includes everybody else in her worries. It would not make so much difference if this worrying, uncomfortable woman would bear these grevious trials herself. But she won't. The whole household is merged Into the happen ing, and suffer accordingly. Her house is always immaculately clean, to be sure. But is that all of happiness? CAPITAL COMMENT BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER. Cungreppman from the FOfR-1 TEENTH district. i (Srie.la, Correspondence of The Arus.) , i Washington. March IT. Speaker . to r0oDerate in I whole-hearted cincerity with President ... 1 vat,rA i.innawti- tt-irh lreirtont Wilson to carry j strengthen the anti-trust law; to es out the promises I tablish an income tax; to revise the contained in the ; banking laws; to improve our water- DftiuuiuiQ yii- form. From the a Tr,rr,.n tlip Halti.imonl of lohnr irhl.h v,a,. i ! . . . , " man may safely fly; more convention ; done, and to declare the nation s pur- yney tryint to learn more about the adjourned, he nev-: pose touch'ng the Philippines. It is an j stare up in the sky; er had any other extensive program, but it is our duty i Th,y ar! "P cid ruina so that ... . . , . , , . each of us mv know thought in view, , to work it out. The only way to achieve j -vrn.t p(.ople rii1 fnr p;asure for but on the con-; it is for every democrat in official po- profit long wro; trary has taken sition to give the best there is in him i Here anii thf"rP ls st,rn on,? yng to re-advan-age of ev- to help redeem our promises by sub- j Herert '-0 bravely elngs ery npportunfty to ; ordinating individual ambition to the; a frnn ihafe from the heart, advise Other demo- 1 public weal. i But away with art and science and the crats to all work "That any man fit for official station j wbaf 1" sure way in which and pull together will let his personal likes or dislikes j to 3et Rich Quick, for the success of ; interfere with his cooperating with the administration : any other democrat in im'fving the par- M'n "r flf,l,,;r.stl!1 f"r tr"idtom- fl?nt- ... , , , Ir.e- still to hav the nht and the ood or ; ty in its herculean and multifarious 1 To mMrr tn.tr r.r, unhindered when the party. CLYDE H. That C h a m p j ("lark is rot the TAVENNER ( :. . . kind of a man to sulk, and that he will the American people, is a thing in- j not. was home home forcibly to every ; credible. The suggestion of such a democratic member of 'tip new house state of affairs comes from faint at a recent caucus ar which the speak- ' hearted democrats who are forever er was unanimously reelected to pre-!seeing ghosts or from malignant mar Hide over the fi3d r tigress. Vnfortu-! plots who. though masquerading as r.a;ely, no newspaper men w ere per-; democrats, are not democrats at all miMeri to he presen' at this caucus, ; hut wolves In sheep's 'lothing. Cer- and the rineine speech made by Speak er Clark on behalf of party solidarity did not get into the newspapers to any appreciable extent. I have the consent of the speaker as v eil as the d-"nio'ra'io caucus to publish such parts of 'he soeech as I desire. Space good of the party and the country at will not permit the printing of theineart, would do well to give no heed 'omplfte rerc,arks of the speaker, to these self-styled democrats v hose which if to I " rcgre'ted. because the : chief business is to stV tin strife among spteih is a rotnp'ete refutation of the ' democrats by foully slandering any intimations which have appeared in democrat who has earned the'r enmi the press reontiy to the effect that try by being a democrat at a!! tims. Mr. Clark is ur friendly to the new ad- under all circumstances and at all ministration. places. "Since 'he foundation of our gov- j "Democrats should take to heirt th frnment." sa'd Mr. Clark, "no party j philosophy of the old saying: 'Beware p er had a fa'rer prospect of a long; of the Creeks bearing gifts." Most as-l'-ase of power or a better chance of suredly d"mora's should remember romot;ne the welfare and prosperity what happened to them by reason of of the country than the democratic their fpmily quarrels from March 4, party has What will wP do with our oppcrtuni'y? The voters hae only nlacrd us on probation. a we make co-id" Can we vindicate ;h vast ar- my of voters who gave us the power: a great struggle. Tliat was a red-let-; to conduct the government? Tndoubt- Iter day in the' history of democracy. j edly w e can. How? By kepine faith ! "The house democrats have been to with the people. By religiously carry- j aether ever since and while neither a Ine out th" promises hy reason of ! prophet nor the son of a pronhet, 1 pre- ; . wnich we won. By transmitting in'oldic thit thev will in the 03d congress I law our pit-dues to improve the eondi- ' act in unison, not only with them -j rions t nder which we li.e. If w e do this the peop'e w ill recognise it and i ppi ove our conduct. "There- is no d ""ii.it what our prom- ises w ere They w ere w rit large in "he Baltimore platform Our first promise wis a tariff for revenue only, and to give the people that, cr as close an approximation thereto as possible, is the first duty of the new adminis HIGH SCHOOL ' Cnless th- American high school and the American college ate adjust- ed. we have no real educational sys tern." sajs Clarence D. Kingsley. in a bulletin on college entrance reouire- meets just issued by the Cnited States bureau of education. In these words he sitms up Uie current demand that the colleges of the country shall give the high schools more freedom in the;r w ork by ceasing to insist upon requirements for entrance that ham- per the school in its duty to 'he com- mun'ty. He ir.s st that the colleges recognize tne changing demands in the high school and base their re- quirements accordingly. He objects alike to the "easy" college that admits students obviously unprepared and the !n?f.urion whose demands are so stringent that none of the public high schools can reasonably meet them. ; Notwithstanding recent changes in the direction of uniformity, great vari- ery in requirements is still found, Kr.giish is about the only regularly re - quired subject. Curious contradictions appear in 'he several hundred institu tions examined. Cer'ain subjects are considered so important by some col leges that thev require other colleges will not them, while even accept tr.em. Thus tor admisson to the A B. course there are four colleges tha' give nocredit for science, and four that give credit for only half a year in :'. hi. on tha o'her hand. 91 col- bodies, ard d'scrcdl' fine di?crtmina- jtlons between subjects" Again, gome ttration anil of tho thw rnnm' anH ! in passing it may be said, and ought to ! be said, that tariff reduction which does not reduce the cost Of living is not worth the paper on which nrinted. it is "Following that we 'TrJlMfi n rr V, ... nnm.cA to wae. iuo i or a reasuxiaDie con- nervation system: to create a depart- ! tasks to redeem our pledges and there- by contributing, as I believe, to the in- creased prosperity and happiness of j tain of these venomous eleventh-hour democrats are loud-mouthed in pro claiming trouble w here none exists and in laying down a rule of conduct for real democrats, "(ienuine democrats, who have the 1S3 to March 19. when for the i firsr time in 17 yeirs the democrats in the house elee'r'fHd the country by voting together not a ma l missing in i selves but with Presidn: W'lson. j "After listening much and talking HtfIe the best way to learn I have yet to find a house democrat who dc-ep i not take that view of it. If the lesson 'from our own historic quarrels is not st'fficienr. we would do well to ponder jthe present republican fe-.trl and th" j v oefn! plight to which it has reduced th" 'party of Abraham Lincoln." AND COLLEGE colleges rigidly enforce th statement s ' printed in the catalogue, while others ave much discretionary power to the officer in harge of admission. Some real improvements in the rela rion of high school and college are noted, however, showing that these two important agene'es i'i education are more willing to help each other than thev have been in the nast Manv ; ool!eees now accept various practical subjects for admission. 0f the 2"H oolleeea of liheral arts eiamfnwi 97 recognized shopwork. fcS commercial branches. Su agriculture, and 73 "household gcjence" as subjects of ad- ' mission. Ther is a large and growing jj?t Cf c-oliegee tba' will accent for entrance any subject tha' an approved , high school counts toward eradua'ion. That admission to college shou'd be ! based solely cn the completion of a well-planned high school oours: that lthe high school should be given free pjay, go that it may adapt its work to ! the needs of the community : and that I 'the colleges must keep th door opn to "he youthful seeker after a colleee educa'ion who is animated by a strong inrer purpose in the face of ohs'acles regardless of whether he has fulfilled tha old.acViir,ned formal rpniiimmtfnrt or not: these are some of 'he conelu s'ons drawn hy Mr Kingsbury as to the mu'ua! duty cf school and college. Palm Beach, Fla The injurey -o H. M. Flagler, principal owner of the Florida East Toas' railroad, who fell cn a marble stair two weeks ago. con tinues alarming. The injury to his hip is so serious that he is oor.s'a.Tt'y ; confined to his bed. A THEWORLD'5 GREW WANT Thfy ere tryinp to arrange It o that they kneel to pray at night; They ar chafing 'nath oppression their fathers did before, They ar ttigrlng at 'he fetters which their luckless parerr wore; Here and then pnrc.e m;iti arises and at- tetrp's tn let 'is kntw How to rr.ake fnrr p;i,-c forever the sweet mttros1:: here below. But w hr,v ti- fme to bother over euch affairs: we stick To the hepe of finding ways in which to ci't Ktch Quick. The preachers kepp on preaching of the glories rjvr there " Where thp bao-iirrf ap? from troubling eni-1 the prn-prts all ere fain The arxlous. ner dortore keep on striv- insr tr rlcf , Onm Nattire n id arrange it so that peo ple needn't riie: But awav with nil the rtrenmers and tha foolish ones who preach. Who carep what the stars are made of. or what art-lent tablets teach? We are lonkiner for the hero who wltl show us all the trick. Who w-ill kind-.- point the way in which to Get Rich Quick. Foolish Boy. We pass th lovelorn youth and smile Because he reaches happiness Through building airy castles while We grasp at shadows of success: We scoff because he gladly dreams Of one whose graces may bo few Of one that foolishly he deems Too sweet for earth, too precious, too. We pass him by careless jest. Or cunning sneer, because the Joy Of love is in his callow breast And hope is in his heart, poor boy! Ah. we are moved to laughter by The love lorn look upon hi? face, But what, alas, would you and I Not give if w were in his place? Why He Was Depressed. "Somehow." he said, disconsolately, "I don't seem to make farmin' pay." "Maybe you haven't tried the riprht way." "Yes. I've done ev'ything. I've tender meeting's an' jined clubs an' vo'ed fur every enndidate that said he knowed the way to help us alon?. But it don't seem to do no good an' i I mus' say j aged." I'm g"tting clean d.icour- Chance to Get Some. "I have always thought," said Mrs. Oldcas'le. "that I wouid be the hap piest woman in the world if I only had a Bo'ticc Hi." "Why don't you ask Mrs Thompson to get some for you?" askc-d her hos tess as she hung one of b.er ropes of pearls over the back of a chair, "she has a cousin down in the country who sends her some of the best py:.ry fall that I ever et." Disgusted. "I'm getting awfu'iy sick of the kind of plays we've been havinz in this ,own. !a;'1 "Why. I thought there had been a lot cf goods shows here recently " "I haven't seen one all this season where I had to cry the least bit." Too Tr,ie. "There s nothing like a baby in the, house to brighten it up " Yes. especially when it ought be dark and s'ill." to Glorious. Oh. what a heaven earth would be. In even way how nice If people r.er were half as free With help as with advice! Parttcuts' S-pee. f,. "My detr. do you 1 ve me stiM'" "I stili love you. and 1 suppose would love you srlll if 1 ever saw yo.i th;t way."-Bri'tlT -re Ani-ricac History is indeed little more tha the rerrister of the crimes, foilles ac ii a i x a w j l I J ! lPirir : P Ml ! 1 The Daily Story RED FORBES BY CLARRISA MACKIE. Copyrighted. 118. by Associated Literary Kureau. Red Forbes sat on tbe porch of his ranch bouse and peered through a pair : of Celdglasses across the level grassy plain into the distance, where were two moving specks, j "It's her and uim." said Hed Forbes i "enigmatically. lie tilted bis chair down j upon its four legs, replaced the glass ' in the accustomed case on tbe wall of i the bouse and lurched toward his sad dled horse. Til get him today." he muttered a he bent to tisbten n girth before roount injr. "No man can take my girl away from me without making trouble for himself and her too!" And. still mut- j tering. he dashed away in the direction i ! of the two specks, which were growing smaller and smaller. Red Forbes was quite capable of ; making trouble for any number of pen- ' pie In the short grass country. In- j deed, bis reputation as a creator of dlv ; turbances was county wide, and he : wns accordingly shunned. Forbes' latest grouch was directed i against Jimmy Pike of the Three Link : - . nMn 1 j .. , .... j OUtUU UlLUUJ UHU aIUUUUIJ tVUI I' now had Just returned from her Ohio j home, whence he bad brought her as I a bride. I Red Forles bad been watching out j for them for a week. Now he bad j spotted them. He bad not formed any ! plan of revenge, but there would be ! ' no harm in riding them down reck- ! ' lessly and glowering at them from tin- ; der bis bat. It would make things ! uncomfortable until be could formu j late a plan. Jimmy Pike knew Short Grass from one end of the county to tbe other and j from corner to corner. He wns aware of the weaknesses of Red Forbes. Moreover, he was weary of the per- j petual etir-up caused by tbe red hair- , "U A TBE YOU'LL. LET HE HAVE 4 DANCE ed one's fancied grievance. In fact. 1 there bad not been a peaceful court ship ami marriage In the region since j Forbes' appearance there six years I i tiefore j . Therefore Jimmy Pike, who wns nat urally a peace loving citizen, made i up his mind that Hed Forbes should i tind an affinity that would be lasting. ! lie returned from his wedding with j , every projin ration made for the rapid ! i cure of Hed Forties. ; On this particular day he and his , bride had gone near enough to the ; Forbes ranch to be recognized. Then ; they hended for home, and by the time the red headed one had galloped i himself into a state of profuse per- j spiration .linimy and Mrs Jimmy bad i disappeared There was nothing for Forbes te do save to ride on over to the town and see if there might not be a letter for him He hoped lor various reasons . that there would not be :iiiythin There was a letter, and it proved to he an invitation to a dance In tin schoolhouse the following night. "In dies. Refreshments tint Cents Music. ! it said in one corner. ! Forbes grinned tieiidishly. This worrid suit his purp"se ndinir.'ilily. He would publicly denounce Jimmy Pike as a rustler and demand satisfaction for alienation of affect ions Forbes strengthened Ihis resolve with several drinks and then went to Fledermnn's ' . clothing store and purelhised a pale ! blue satin necktie. ' The edionlhonse was well filled when ; Bed Forties arrived I ten Dickson was playing a racket v piano tn one corner, and several couples were dancing Forln-s jr'nnood fiercely around, nod ding moodily fri response to the pleas ant gree'inrz that met him on all sides He felt a bit puzzled and more resent ful Here was n prent ganz of fel lovs he bad known for years, ar.ij many of them had their wives with them Jtmrtiv Pike and h! brlle werestsni Inc tempting!' neiir Wt'-n he caught jimmy's eye Hint calloused yonnrj cat tleman nodded pleasantly and beckon ed him over. "I haven't heard you congratulating roe on marrying tbe n!oet girl In the hull world." grinned J tunny. "Hub!" Bed Forbes grew redder and redder until bis presence seemed to cast n roseate sunset glow upon the cot;. pany. The azure necktie was like n giimpse of blue sky in the uio.et M-s .linimy shook hands Willi lied Fu'lies and tried not to wince when be crushed her fingers M ivt,e you'll let me bare a dance wltl.- the bride." gro'vied Bed Forbes hoti . -ety Of course it's up to Mr. Pike," ac quiesced Jimmy cheerfully ! Mr? ' '"With pleasure." :i?reol Mrs .linimy. ! with a reproachful slance at her hus- band Then the rackety pin no swung into i a waltz tune, and Red Forbes swore ; softly. He was n wretched waltrer, : ntnl he knew 1t. Sipinre dnnces were : Ills salvation. Now be trnmpled all over the little feet of Mrs. .linimy Pike and scowled villainously whenever he met a pleasant smile among the cotu i pany. ' This wnsn't having his revenge upon i Jimmy P:ke. They were certainly get , ting the laugh upon him. As he shuf . fled around in dizzying, aimless circles he pondered whether he would shoot up the dance or let them go home in pence and pick out a quiet moment when he should find Jimmy Pike alone on the plain, shoot dim dead and then marry the widow. This latter plan appealed to him. and as he danced he came to think of the newly made bride as "the widow" and called her so in his mind After the dance was over and ns he leaned ngainst the wall, n wallflower indeed, there was a flurry of arrival at tha door. Lamson Culver, boss of the Three I.lnk outfit, came In with nnother man and two women. One of the women was Mrs. Culver. One could recognize her sharp features through the thick veil she wore, but the other woman could not be identified. She. too, was thickly veiled In pale blue chiffon. She wns plump and gave evidence of pret tlness. There was n loop of gold col ored hair visible. "We can't stay but a minute," said Culver genially as be introduced his I friend as "Mr. Jackson, a friend from j Tucson." i Mr. Jackson Immediately approached tbe prettiest woman present, who was none other than Mrs. Jimmy Pike, and ! invited ber to dance, j. Fiercely Jealous. Bed Forbes glanced 1 around for new fields to conquer. The I strange woman. stlU veiled, was talk ing to Jimmy Pike In n vivacious man i ner. Mrs. Culver, also veiled and ; cloaked, was dancing with her hus ' band. Red Forbes marched up to Jimmy ; Pike and his companion. His long i body stiffened and then bent like a j blnded jackknlfe in the accepted short I grass fashion. He wns asking ber to dance in the ery face of Jimmy Pike. That wns an open Insult to Pike. To his delight, she accepted at once and. slipping her hand upon his arm, turned away from Jimmy Pike. It was a square dance, and Ben Dick son was calling the numbers In punctu ated yells. Red. Forbes wns In his element. He balanced to corners with upward flings of his long legs and ungainly jerks of his elbows He swung his partner IT her very solidly plnced feet time it ml again, but she did not murmur. He Joined In all hands around with hilari ous merriment, and his spirit of mirth seemed to be infectious Kverybody was very jolly "All sashay!" yelled P.en Dickson. "Gracious, but it's warm here!" cried his partner breathlessly as they stood still for a moment. "We'd all be mighty more com fortable If you'd rip off that there veil." insinuated Bed Forbes deli cately "Would you?" demanded his veiled partner coolly, and thereupon she put up Her hands .-mil unfastened the pule blue veil that matched Forbes' necktie. A momentary bush fell upon tho room. Kverybody stopped dancing, but lied did not notice it. He was ab sorbed in the conquest he had lu.tile. If bis other attempts at gallantry bad been unsuccessful here was some one who appreciated liltn nt last Now. he didn'txeare about revenge upon Jimmy Pike or any of the others. "A girl with golden hair for mine." he muttered in her ear as she removed the veil. "I'm yours, nil right" said his new affinity rat her grimly. She was It was none other than the young wife be h.td d sorted six years ngu True, b.er prettitn-ss was now bolstered up hy those arts that may he obtained for a price In the stores w ith colored w ater bottles in the windows, but she was his. a:nl lie wns hers Mrs lied Forbes stood there with one f 1 1 1 in ) h ind on her husband's arm and a look of repossi -.-sion on her face "Well. I'eil. here we are again." she said meaningly. "There's plenty to tb between now and tomorrow if we're nil goinir to puck back to Tucson Mr. Jackson (hole, my lawyer, w'll tell you the three children are waiting for ynu to come k-n ; :m, ik(. are of 'em. I'm tired of keeping boarders" Bed Forbes worit gladly It was nice to get away front quizb ar jrlntnvi and reproachful ones, for he had tried to court many of the fair ones there and he was married after all It was cith er a pleasant change, to find i spright ly lady with golden hair w ho really ap peared to want him. So Bed Forbes wently gladly, triumphantly after a fashion, and Short Crass anew tiini no more and was thankful March 19 in American History. ITIW - Birth oi I 1 er" for I'd i its is Mi ni. the !r'n Dec v! ;it;i:i l.irr)tiou of Independence; died 117. 117 Seih Creen. noted ti -1: cult uri.-t and rutli.tin. I.oni; died !"V lS'JS - John .1. Kint, con-roller ol I he I tn'ei) Stiiif irea-ury under Pres ident rant. born: di-d ls.i'J l!Xi( Thomas Bailey Aidri !). poet, au thor and lav ;i-:it. ilied; born '. S-'IN Always rise from the Mble with an Ippetlfe and you will imver Bit (Iowa i srithout one. I'cun.