THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. MOXI5AY. JUXE n, 1913.
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Monday, June 9, 1913.
What is so rare as a day in
when it is cold. Cut wasn't it delight
ful? Fenator Penrose says lobbyists no '
longer exit. Senators of the Penrose i
type usually do their own lobbying.
If those striking barbers in Boston
really wish to do something desper
ately violent, they might tear up the
Pucks and Judges.
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For the ceremony of being presented
to the king, Ambassador Page wore
Jong trousers. Foolish and apian
Americans a'one wear knickerbockers.
President Wilson's refusal to inter
fere in the death sentence of the negro
condemned to die at Washington. D.
C., for felonious assault on a white
woman, will make him a few more
friends. The doom of the ravisher is
sealed and his fate deserved.
The army is short of engineers and
can not get tham for civil life, be
cause men qualified to pass the ex-,
amlnatlon can get 'higher pay else
whare. In this emergency the hpad
of the' service asks for a larger detail
from West Point to the engineer corps.
In view of the tremendous engineer
ing problems llke)yjoon to confront
the engineer corps in the matter of
flood control, and the faint prospect
of war, this seems to be a reasonable
8TR.ONO AT THK FINISH.
The good roads bill passed the
Illinois house last week, getting 111
votes, with only r3 opposing. The bill
goes to the senate, where it will have
to do some speeding to make a landing
before the close of the session.
The supporters of the measure in
the house must have done some rather
heavy work In the last days to make
the showing. The week before mem
bers of the house said the vote would
be cIomh on this measure. Messrs. Tice the most extensive and largely attend
end Abbott thought the bill would get ' d expositions ever given in Chicago,
through, but they feit the margin was It was the greatest enterprise in which
close. Opponents felt just as sure that Chicago churches ever have united,
the bill would fail, though they ad- It is stated that the attendance, lu
mltted it had almost enough votes. i eluding the workers, aggregated at
So It was a
surprise to learn that!
on final roll call the measure had 111 j Pcgeant of Darkness and Light at
votes in the house, ?,4 more thanjlhe Auditorium theativ between 400,.
enough to pass it. There wasn't any-, ouo and 5l",000 duriiig the five weeks'
Ihir.g close about that. It must be run.
that a good many w ere made to see , The World in Chicaeo did not have
However, there is yet no assurance I
that the bill w ill become a law . Not l
much time In left for pannage In the
senate. If it doeR get through it will
be because opposition in the senate is
A novel experiment that was started
in How an county, Kentucky, with a
view to reducing the number of illi
terates in the mountains of that state.
has proved so successful that it will i
likely be adopted In the mountainous
regions Cf other soii'hern plates where
illiteracy Is very prevalent.
In the fail of 1911 Mrs. Cora Stew
art. superintendent of education In
Rowan county, opened "moonlight"
ftchool for adults. Kvery moonlight
riisht the 'schools were conducted in
the schools houses that the children
used In the daytime. As soon as tre
plan wns undersood, the attendance
increased rapidly, until now there are
46 of these schools in Rowan county,
while th system has extended to 10
other counties in Kentucky. The reg
ular teachers volunteered for the
w,ork. asking no extra compensation.
Cut off from communication with
the more advanced sections of the
state, the mountaineers of Kentucky
have remained ignorant, but they are
of good stock and have not been weak
ened by the dissipations so common
in cities. The same is true of the
mountaineers of Tennessee and some
other southern states. They" are excel
lent material on which to work, and
great results are expected as soon as
tha "moonlight" school system can be
made general In those regions.
A similar system in th northern
states for the benefit of adult Immi
grants who are Illiterate or cannot
read or write in En.gllsh ought to
prove effective. Teaching them would
be more difficult but the diSculty
could be overcome.
WAIt SCARKS: THEIR PCRPOSE.
Despite the fact that there is noth
ing for Japan and the United States
to fight about; regardless of the pacific
attitude of the diplomats of the two
countries; notwithstanding the very
Intense feeling of friendship between
the peoplo of Japan and this country,
the jingoes continue their efforts to
create a great war scare.
LaFolieUe'a Magazine Quotes a
newspaper correspondent, who w rote I
in a recent dispatch from Paris: '
"I've been trying within the past
lew weeks in Germany,- France and
England to heft the awful war load
which every man Jn these countries,
trich and poor, is carrying. Every
where I go in Europe I find that war
hangs over every man, woman and
child. Just at present the cloud ia
very low, and the cry of the oppressed
Frenchman and German is 'Ftr God's
sake, let ns fight annhave it over i
We'd rather die in war than
stagger along under this burden.' "
The German government decided to!
tax the people still further to the ex
tent of $230,000,000 for war prepara- '
tions. And then something happened! j
It was proved that the big armor, !
ammunition and war supplies manu-;
facturers have paid agents w hose bus!-!
ness it is to stir up war scares so that .'
big contracts may be secured from the
A special article from I,ondon to I
the Christian Science Monitor con
tains some timely revelations on this
subject, showing conclusively how the
war scare is planned and perpetuated
to bring profits to privilege. The facts
The special London;
article closes a? follows
"Naturally the socialist are exploit-!
ing these sensational cii.-closures as
nu argument in favor of Babel's as
sertions that 'capitalism is behind all ,
the wars and the war scares. !
"Newspapers in every country have
seized upon this sinister connection
between Inch finance and high politics
as tue text Tor comment emphasizing i
i the great strides that would be taken,
loward international peace if the peo-
! pies or neighboring countries were
i left to themselves, undisturbed by
I mercenary 'war scares.' And every
! where there is the most vigorous de-
nunciation of the special interests
; mm uu ilia muji ttfli Hi SflunK peo-
1 plf-s at one another's throats, because
that means millions in profits to those
Nothing more sordid in the
unholy alliance between powerful bus
iness ai d banking groups and govern
ment can be imagined.
"These revelations in Germany and
in France, it is predicted by close ob
servers, are certain to cause a revul
sion of feeling in countries that have
been shouldered with tremendous war
burdens and give an impetus to a
new type of 'high politics' that will not
prove so hugely profitable to financiers
and 'the armor ring.'".
When one stops to think to what
extreme of mendacity these agents of
privilege will go in an effort to force
war force the slaughter of thousands
of lives and cause untold distress and
disaster just to wring profits for a
soulless, greedy, g'utonous corpora
tion, he is justified in demanding ex
posure of the whole rotten war scare
Neither Japan nor the United States
will be fooled by such jingoism.
WORLD IN CHICAGO
1 COMES TO CLOSE
Chicago, lil., June S. The World In
Chicago, which closed Saturday night
at the Coliseum, was not only one of
the Coliseum and i
f,r it. oh ;.. finan,-:,,! ,n.mr.
rial purpose, being strictly education
al and religious. The efiort w as in
j . . -.V.wUv.j
tended to gic information with ref
erence to the extension of Christian
civilization throughout the world. The
matiageiiKUt believes the attitude to
wards missionary work, both at home
and abroad, of thousands of people
who do not regular! v co tn rhnrrh hna
been changed from one of hostility or
! indifference to .iu'erest and eucour
I lu every Chicago (Lurch from which
workers were enlisted
there now ex-
ists a group of men and women thor
ouvhly inioiuiid with reference to the
importance of the work of missions,
whose interest and enthusiasm can be
diverted into some form of church ac
tivi'y. The finaii'.-nl results of the expo-
BRYAN'S EDITOR TO
GET FAT CANAL JOB
Richard L. Metcalf.
Richard L. Metcalf of TtebrasXa.
w ho is ditor of Bryan's "Commoner,"
has been picked for governor of the
Panama canal one. He will succeed
W. M. Thatcher of Kentucky. The po
sitioa pays $14,000 a year. .
The Genial Cynic
B7 CHARLES GRANT MILLER.
The arrest of a young Ohio bridegroom on the
charge of having stolen $20 to pay elopement expenses
strikingly illustrates the very common fact that man's
i IT.. financial, social and
to an attempt to live beyond his means, and that the
highest and purest of the human passions often plunges
one to the lowest depths of degradation and dispair.
Hardly a day passes that the newspapers do not
contain some story of a man's destruction through mis
doings prompted by his love for a woman.
Lords of creation, masters of the world, as they are
called by themselves, men are really the enslaved sex.
For they have made themselves slaves to their emo
tions, and consequently slaves to the women" who
through their emotions govern them.
The polygamous sultans of the east and the most
exalted monarch s of enlightened Christendom are alike
subjects to feminine influence, and "the power behind
the throne" has become proverbial in all languages.
It is not meant that all men who go wrong do so under the influence of
women. And certainly it cannot be inferred that woman's chief influence
upon man is vile. On the contrary she
as well as the lowest, and brings out
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
CONGRESSMAN FROM THE
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
, Washington, 11. C, June 7. "Boys,
grow corn" is now established as the
slogan of the department of agricul
ture. The sen
tence has taken
the place of Horace-
m o u s advice:
"Young man, go
In the past five
or six years the
shown by demon
stration that for
young men there
is greater oppor
tunity in produc
ing the gold of the
corn crop than
there ever was in
gathering the gold
from the placer
mines of Califor
nia. For no 10-year
period has the
United States ex
corn yield of the
ceeded an average of 2S bushels per
acre. Not even the most fertile state
has ever produced over 54 bushels
per acre. Yet in practically every
section of the country yields of over
100 bushels are continually being pro
duced by good farmers.
It is perfectly obvious than that
the corn yield of the United States
can be easily doubled by the spread
of good farming methods. Or, if such
a yield is beyond our needs, the acre
age devoted to corn can be greatly
reduced and the land devoted to oth
er needed crops.
There are untold billions of dollars
which can be added to the wealth of
the nation by increasing the corn pro
duction. No other line' of activity
offers such opportunities.
The hope of the department and of j
the country is in the boys. They, '
,nore Quickly than men, grasp the I
scientific principles underlying the sue-
cessful breeding of corn for greater
crops. Youthful enthusiasm guaran
tees that the principles once learned
will be applied to actual corn pro-
ouction with conscientiousness and
Consequently we see the great and
sition, which in the mind of the man
agement has not been of first import
ance, will not he known for a few
weeks, as some time will be required
in closing up the accounts and turning
considerable in the way of assets into
cash. The total expense approximates
$200,000. The enterprise was financed rwu"-ureaa "ipatny wun ana sup
by 300 Chicago men. who subscribed ! port for hollle and foreign missions
to a guarantee fund of $100,000. i has ,)een' "eated, and it is believed
,, ... . . , A. i the financial support of the churches
George W . Dixon, pres. dent of the.,, ,i, . , ...
ii u- . , . I to the various dnor.-;i'ition mission
World in tlr.csgo, mada the following K0. ., , .. .
, . , . ' . , . ,v i boards will he greatly increased as
official statement of the results of the , .u ...
... . . the result of the exposition,
exposition and pageant: 1
"The directors are more than grati- "
fied by many of the results which have i BRAWNY BOATMEN OF PERU,
been achieved. j 1
"There has been created a spirit ot ! They Liait"1 Lik Egyptian Galley
unity among all the churches which! Slavss to a Traveler,
it is impossible to exaeaerate. As' Harbors there are none from (Tuaya-
' many as churches belong to 22 !
denominations Have taken active part. . ""''" "-""ib bwm nun nine on
These have.all forgotten for the time ! hor- a fjlct ,hat jn ,ne peaceful
being their denominational differences j wstprs entails neither the discomforts
and many have discovered how small j )or Inconveniences that it does on oth
acd unimportant thev are. All have I r conflts- Her Eten we hoisted
found it possible to cooperate with : our npw P""sengers aboard In a sort
the utmost enthusiasm in a common I of cor uke tboe used ,D ro!!er eon8t
missionary enterprise. j rs- 7our People t a time. Freight Is
.,,., . , , . transferred in lighters which they call
About 20,Of.O members of these . ,-. , , j w
v, ;i. A .j. u u w lancias. Even before we had been
churches, including the children, have .. j.. - . . . . .
, . . . ' " j "received" by the captain of the port
been serving ether as stewards in' . 2. ,.,
, . . i several of these could be seen ap-
the exposition or participants in the j hi
pageant. Their loyalty, devotion and I C DC Uf'j ,u .
.kVti. . u , , How can I describe themt They are
ability have not been exceded in any I . . , - ,
w I ' "bout the size of a seagoing schooner,
city. An immense educational cam- . k , , ,
, . . ,, . . Five heavy beams laid across the bow
paign has been accomplished among i , . , . . .
ffc , , , . ..'7.1. form seats for ten men. whose brawny
these people of which the churches' ,. , j , i
r r , o I ,ii i unt wall Hap, inoH a 1 1 i( fl E mr.il
-.-11 ,- . ,. ,
many years to come.
"The general public has attended
the exposition and pageant in increas-
ing numbers as the weeks have pass-
ed. The attendance at the pageant
has exceeded that in any city in which
it has been given, and multitudes who
have never beer brought into imme
diate touch with home and foreign
missions hare been led to understand
and to appreciate come of their meth
ods and results. A very gratifying
feature baa been the attendance of
visitors not merely from the city and
state but from all the jrroTjnding dis-1
"The directors are now planning a
campaign during the coming twelve
months to conserve in the local
churches the spiritual results of the
moral downfall is frequently dua
impells him to the highest deeds
the best that's in him as well as the
growing organizations of Boys' Corn
clubs, promoted by schools, states, in
dependent organisations and the na
tional department of agriculture. Each
year the champion boy corn growers
of each state are given a free trip
to Washington, where they meet the
president and receive diplomas from
the secretary of agriculture.
The work of getting boys- interested
in championship corn contests has
advanced to a point where the depart
ment is now showing its hand how
it intends to utilise this organization
of boys in the future. A bulletin has
just been issued on the subject, and
one sentence in the bulletin might
have been written in this form:
Wanted: A boy in every corn-growing
county of the United Stat-s, who
can prove his ability as a farmer by
several years of superior work iy the
corn contests, to act for the rest of
his life as the officialseed-corn grower
and distributor in his county for the
government Pleasant and profitable
work. For further information apply
to Office of Corn Investigations, lJe
partment of Agriculture, Washington,
In other words, it is the intention
of the department to effect a perma
nent organisation of boy champion
corn growers. One in each county ia
desired. By improving seed and fur
nishing it to the farmers of his coun
ty he will help toward the general
plan for doubling the American corn
The name of the new bulletin is
"How to Grow an Acre of Corn." It
is a corn grower's textbook, written
in short, pithy paragraphs, each giv
ing a suggestion on how to improve
"Boys have splendid opportunities
to produce better varieties than have
ever been produced,' is the promise
It is also pointed out that while
corn sells commercially for 50 or 75
cents per bushel, the successful torn
breeder can sell his porn tn his npili.
bors for seed for $2 or $3 a bushel.
A boy who cau grow 100 bushels of
this sort of corn on an acre spends
a very profitable summer.
Every boy in town, village or the
country who has access to an acre of
ground ought to write to his congress
man for this bulletin and get into
the corn growing contest.
exposition. These are likely to be
shown in a numoer of different ways.
"Already it is clear quite a few of
the workers in the exposition and pa
seant will offer their services in the
home and foreign missionary field. A
I"'1- Ecuador, to Caliio. ;'eru. the
i -' ' 'i" udw.uo ....
pectorals would do honor to trained
athletes. Their type the broad, flat
face, the hlgb check bone, the narrow
eyes set atilt and the drooping mus
tache plainly shows their descent
from the Chimus. that stranje Chinese
race whose civilization seems to have
centered about Trnjillo. somewhnt far
ther down the coast. Clad enly in Jer
seys and tronsers. bareheaded or shad
ed by wide rimmed straw hats, each
lays hold of a gigantic sweep, five on
! a side. And bow they row, wing and
i wing, throwing the whole weight of
j their mighty frames opon the oars,
rising'in their seats till standing the
only boatmen I ever saw who suggest
ed the galley slaves of the Egyptians
r the men who manned the Roman
triremes. Ernest Piexatto la Scrib
Each day he watched the trains go by;
He'd pause behind his plow to gaze.
And many a time he heaved a sigh
And thought be wasted precious days;
The breeze blew sweetly from the sky.
His flocks and herds grazed on tho
But, turning when the trains went past.
His countenance was overcast
And envy blighted all his hopes. 1
Kts children played among the trees.
His fields were wide and rich and green;
A thousand things were there to please
By sading beauty to the scene.
Eut. longiny for the sjght of seas
And far-off mountains looming hish,
A dozen times a day he turned
And in his bosom envy burned
What time he watched the trains go bj.
He looked across his acres wide
And saw his billowy fields of wheat.
And heard the thundering trains and
Although the breeze was soft and sweet.
And many a weary one who spied
Him standing out there brown and trim.
Thought of his freedom frorc. all cara.
Thought of his independence there, ;
And, riding onward, envied him.
S. Holmes, Jr.
"Hah'" exclaimed Sherlock Holmes,
"Very well, Sbert," said Dr. What
on, "if you wish it I will hah! But
what is the occasion for hahing?"
"Have you noticed that man with
i.he grayish hair and the important
' Of course. I could not very well
help doing so. He would attract at
"He was born in the country and
spent his boyhood either on a farm or
in a small town."
"What is his name?'
"I don't kuow."
"If you don't know his name, how
have you found out that he was once a
country boy? There is no hiiyseed in
his hair, and I can see nothing about
him to indicate that he has not always
been used to city ways."
"Of course you can't. There Isn't
anything of that kind about him. But
didn't you hear that man who pointed
him out a moment ago say he was tha
greatest man in this great city?"
"Ah. Sherlock, they can't beat you
as & deducer. Since you explain It,
the whole thing rs as plain as day."
All His Own Way.
"I understand that Coshington In
tends to run for congress in this dis
"Yes, and he'll have it all his own
way, too." v
"What makes you think so?"
"Why, look at the record he has
made. Been in two terms now, with
out offering a resolution or making a
speech. How can such a man's op
ponents find an issue to fight him oh?"
Father took me to the circus.
And wehad a fine old time.
All the clown6 were awful funny,
And he let me spend a dime;
But he made me premise never
To tell mother and I'll not
How the lady barebeck rider
Threv him kisses that he caught.
"I hear that you were the only man
at a luncheon the other day, where
there were about fifty women."
"How did you enjoy yourself?"
"Well, I got rather tired passing the
As Plain as Day.
"Emersbn says it is impossible for
a man to be cheated by any one but !
"Evidently nobody ever went to !
Emerson for the purpose of inducing :
him to have his photograph enlarged j
Sha Thought He Might Be.
Ie your husband a baseball fan?" I
"I think? fce must be. He wants me I
to try to find somebody who will adopt
our baby, eo he may have more time
tt figure, up tue batting averages "
"What's the matter, dear?" ssked a
woman of her troubled looking hus
"Oh. I'm worried about the money
market." be testily responded.
"And I'm bothered about the market
money." quietly remarked the wom
an as ehe counted the contents of be
parse. London Tit-Bit.
feSi rmm mi
The Daily Story
An Insult Avenged By Marian Wilson. .
Copyrighted. 1913, by AssHiatel Literary Bureau.
"Grandpn. tell n a story for the J
Fourth of July." j
"You'll hnve to go to some one young- j
er than I for a story about celebrat- j
ins the Fourth of July, but if you want j
one about what w-e celebrate 1 can give
it to you." ,
"What do yon mean by tliat?"
"The Fourth of July is celebrated
to commemorate our becoming a na
tion nnd not a colony of Great Britain.
Our Independence was achieved fv the
.Revolutionary war. I will tell you of
an incident of thtit war.
"One evening during the beriod of the
American Revolution a young British
officer rode up to a house in northern
New Jersey and, dismounting, went to
the door and knocked. In thnt day the
colonies, or the eastern states, were
like rural England. Manj of the most
aristocratic families of New TorU lived
in country homes within, say, fifty
miles of the city, nnd It was at one
of these houses that the young officer
"His. summons wns answered by a
negro, servant, whom he directed to ask
his mistress if he could have some sup
rer. The negro disappeared, and pres
ently there was a rustle of skirts on
the winding staircase, nnd a tall girl
"OH, EEAVENS, I HAVE KILLED HTM P
of dignified mien appeared before 4the
strnuger. He doffed his hat to her with
all the bearing of a young marquis and
" I am on my way to join onr forces
nt Monmouth, I hnve had nothing to
e:it all day and would be very thank
ful for something that will stay my
"The girl, with no less grace than his.
invited him into the living room and
told him that if he would wnlt a few
minutes she would hnve something
prepared for blm. Presently the col
ored servant reappeared nnd invited
him into the dining room. There at
the table behind n sliver urn sat the
girl who had admitted him, w hile be
fore her were the dishes that consti
tuted The supper.
" 'Really,' the officer said, 'this kind
ness overw helms me.'
"'You are nn enemy,' she said, 'but
yon are hungry, nnd I would not deny
you meat and drink. And, giving you
such, I treat you for the time being as
a guest Will you have coffee?"
" 'Thanks. Mistress'
" 'I am Dorothy Halo.'
"There wns something hl.'ih bred
about the girl to excite the admiration
of the young scion of a noble house In
England. . Hut the English nobleman
of thnt dny wns not overscrupulous in
his dealings with his own countrywo
men, and as for one who lived 3.000
miles from court he had no conscience
whatever. Indeed, the courtliness of
Mistress Dorothy Hale wns but an In
centive to n conquest Having finish
ed his repast, he nrose and, laying
down his napkin, said:
"'Mistress Hale. 1 feel myself re
stricted from offering you payment for
the delicious repnst you hnve given
me, but I cannot go away without Vja
soTiie way showing my appreciation of
your kindness.' With that he stepped
np to her, put bis arms about her and
"When he saw the red flush he had
called to her cheek, the .flash of fire
in her eye. he knew he had made a
mistake. He stammered a few words
of apology, to which she made no re
ply, and. backing himself out of the
room, went to where he had left his
borse snd rode away.
"He had gone perhaps a mile when
he henrd bebiud him the sound of a
galloping horse. It occurred to blrn
thnt the rider was coming with some
tnessnge connected with the insult he
had offered bis benefactress and Judg
ed that he might be called to account
for whnt be had done But be was eo
toward and wns r-.dy to piy for the
kiss he had taken in any coin required.
Eo. instead of pushing on. he drew
rein and waited for the approaching
horseman, who. when be came up
proved to be a negro boy.
- "'Missy Dorothy tole me to gib yo'
Act.' he said, handkig the young man
a bit of foided paper on which were a
few words, as follows:
"Sir You have Insulted a defenseless wo
man who gsve you meat end drink. My
trotner will te, at home this evening and
will xpect satisfaction In the wood back
of the bouse at sunrise tomorrow morn
ing " 'Tel! yonr mistress.' said the officer,
that 1 must doubtless give the rebel
General Wcsb'.nston satisfaction tomor
row or soon after, and If ana spared
L return to her I will do so a sooa
a JLca-a rax. m. l&ava of aben. But
tell her I would minor racet her friend
or her lover than ber brother, for I
would not injure her for King George's
"With that he turned his horse's bead
in the direction he h.id been going, and
the boy went bfick to his mistress.
Within a few days General Wash
ington attacked General Howe, who
was marching from f'hiladelphla to
New York. Washington hoping to pre
vent him from reaching his destina
tion. Rut Geuernl Chnrles Lee. who. It
hnd recently been discovered, bad turn
ed traitor to the American caus(t dis
obeyed orders and rendered Washing
ton's plan fruitless.
"A couple of weeks after the battle
Mistress Dorothy Hale was sitting on
the porch of her father's house when
a redcoat came riding along the road
and drew rein before the gate.
"Mistress Hale.' he said, 'I have
come to give you satisfaction through
yonr chnropion. whoever he may be,
but I .bear you to spare me a meeting
with your own brother.'
"He was about to dismount and come
tip to joiu her, but she arose and stood
looking down upon him as a figure of
justice regarding a criminal and for
bade his entrance. Then she noticed
that he "was very pale.
" 'Yon do not look fj condition to
fight for your life. Go away and come
again when you are stronger.'
"I am strong enough to fight yonr
brother,' he said. Tor I shall stand only
on the defensive.'
"The girl remained silent a moment
then added: 'I presume you have been,
wounded in the recent battle. An
apology will be accepted.
" 'One holding the king's commission
cannot apologize in facec of a chal
lenge.' 'Very well.' said the girl; 'go to tha
wood behind the house, and my broth
er will Join you there.'
" 'Does your brother remain at home
in these times? One would suppose
that a man capable of championing bis
sister would be fighting on one side or
" 'He was wounded, though slightly.
In the battle. He is now quite recov
ered and is to rejoin his regiment to
morrowthat is, if you do not prevent
his doing so.'
"The officer reluctantly tethered Tola
horse to a post before the gate and
walked around the house to the wood
In rear. There he waited half an hour
when he saw a man coming in the uni
form of a Continental soldier.
" 'My sister tells me. sir,' said young
Hale, 'that you asked ber for supper,
she gave it to you with her own hands
and you returned her kindness by an
" 'Has not your sister,' ssld the Eng
lishman, 'some one else than you to
champion her? Should I kill you I
should fancy that I killed her, so mark
ed is the likeness between you.'
" 'We are twins.' said young Hale.
'Rut enough of talk. Defend yourself"
"There were no weapons except a
sword Hnlc bud brought with him from
the house and the sword the officer
wore by his side.
" 'One 11101116111.' ealdt the latter.
Should you kill me it will be well for
you to know who lam. I am Lieuten
ant Richard Trevelyan of the th Brit
ish foot, second son of the Earl of An
gletou.' "'In case" you fall your remains shall
be sent to England.'
" 'Rather send them to the colouel
of my regiment. Were it not that I
have but little strength I would not
think of tnklng these precautions
against a beardless boy. Now, sir, I
"U w-as not a spirited contest on
either side. Hale did not appear to rel
ish it any more than Trevelyan. The
Litter seemed to fear killing bis op
ponent, while the former grew paler
nnd paler, bis thrusts at the same time
growing weaker. At last Hnle. while
parrying a thrust of bis enemy, ran the
point of his sword Into his opponent's
co:it Ulood followed, and. as soon as
he saw It Hnle threw away his sword
ami, clasping his hands on his breast,
" 'Oh. heavens. 1 have killed him! ,
"Trevelyan looked at hbn in aston
ishment. Then, throwing away his
sword, he snid:
'"You are not a man.. Tou are a
woman. You are Miss Dorothy Hale.
" 'Hnve I killed you?'
"'Killed mel No. You 'have but
broken the skin.'
"He threw open his coat and display
ed a wound a few inches long and bait
an Inch deep
"'Come,' said Dorothy. '1 ana
"Trerelyan kneeled before her and
begged her forgiveness for his conduct,
then went with hir to the bouse, wbere
she dressed the wound she bad given
"When the war was over and the In
dependence of the United States estab
lished Trevelyon a regiment was with
drawn to England. Before leaving be
made Dorothy Hnl more ample amends
th;in the scratch ne had Indicted upon
him by marrying her and taking her
home to England with him."
June 9 in American
1311- Saran Tayson Willis (Fanny
Fern), author. Lorn in Portsmouth.
Me.: died 172.
1SG3 Spirited cavalry action was
fougli at Brendy Station. Va.. be
tween General Alfred Pleasonton'a
Federal command and General J.
E. B. Stuart's Confederate troopers.
1002 Celebration at West Point com
memorating tba centenary of the
National Military academy.
1312 Rear Admiral B. V. Lamberton.
U. S. N, retired, died ia Washing
AH tha nt-! aQ the time Tue Argua.
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