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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27. 1013.
Published daily at 16:4 Second ave- j
ftuo. Rock Island. IU. (Entered at tbel
postofate aa second-class matter.)
Kork Islani Member cf the Amorlatea
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tral Union. Rock Island 143, 1145 and
Saturday, September 27, 1913.
It 1s now proposed to make the hen
the national bird. And the echo an
It la believed that the Mexican elec
tion will be a fair onp, as only a few
people will be allowed to Tote.
Aa bananas are still to come In free,
there seems little chance to make them
popular among wealthy people.
"Women are to wear suspenders, but
It remains to be seen whether they can
train the men to aew on the buttons.
There Is great alarm In the state of
New Hampshire lest Harry Thaw be
come bored for lack of sufficient enter
tainment Don't drink water at ' your meals,
says a scientist. Drink plenty of water
at your meals, says another. Now
what can a poor layman do?
It is reported that only- 1?,710 per
sons In Chicago have incomes of
000 or over and must therefore pay an
income tax. Incomes shrink rapidly
When they come In contact with a tar
iff law provision like that.
TF.EI. PLATE V4VAI. OMR ACTS.
Secretary of the Navy Josephus Dan
iels has made a contract with the far
ken Steel oomnanv of Pittsburgh for
tons of special treatment steel ;
rlates for $le7.04 a ton. The only
other bidder was the Carnegie St?' 1
company which asked $221. PS a ton.
By awarding the contract to the lowest
bidder Secretary Daniels has saved
the government $13ti,500 on -his one:''1 t0 government, and it does not
contort nrt hP U rr.nll.li.nt that roin- ee that there ls anv cause for a lanlc
petition in armor plute has been re
stored. It wjems to have ht-cu for the
prenrr, but how b.ng will competition
ontiinn ? There was competition l-e-tween
the Carnrsit' Steel company a'ld
th. rtfthlohem Ste'l comnanv and the!
Midvale Steel company some years
. i,i ,.... ,.nm.l
phi', im i v i a 'i'hv vi. v --...
punie got tesether and since then
their bids have been pi actually uni
form. Secretary Daniels helices that these
rompar.ies had a "pcntlt men s agree
ment" to Keep up the prb e of armor
plate, and certainly the unifcruu'y of
their bids fr years past gives ground
for euc h In lief. Whether Mr. Daniels
has abandoned his plan to urge con
vrcss to make an u uorODnation for
building a Kovernnuut ste.l plant orirn progressive journalism. There are
pot he does not state, but many be-1'" Pa"f- mostly devoted to the devel
lieve he i-ho.ild continue to plead fcr opinent of Louisiana in the 50 years
a government plant iu order to insure ! intervening since the launching of the
competition. If bids lor armor plute ! I'2r- tl?-v of New Orleans, now
were not within reason, the govern-! 'he residence of close to a half mil
tuent could make its own rtnor plates i o eouls- receiving special attention.
If it ha- a plant. The Carbon Stel ! 't was not so many years ago that capi
comrajv mav Lr- independent now. ' tal wad "naitant i inventing in build
but experience has shown that in the !8 there that rose beyond ihreestories
raM companies that were at flret rl-'l,etause of ft,ar ot not reaching a
vals have Joined issues to make t lie
government pav whatever price they
... , ... ..V- (r.r :.r:n.- ,.1fl.,.a and it
is tcaied that the Carbon eel coo:-
into a "t'-nllemen's agr- emeut."
In Frefideal Cleveland's administra
tion, Stuetary of the Xay Htrj-.-rt
decjaied. just a S'ertary Danie'.s re-
ertly expressed his own onvic'ions,
that there was cn'y one way to pre
serve real competition in bids tor ar
mor plate, snd that was for the gov-
not large enough to n:a
mcr phre needed, but larte enough so
that the government would not Ve
competed to accept bids that wtre
M.A1ERY IV THE rilll.lPIMM-Y.
The Cuited States assumed the
white man's burden in the Philippines
because apparently we did not hav
enough in Uie way cf domestic prob
lems to keep the peopl busy and be
cause those worthy men and women
who take go much iu'erest in foreign
mist-ons thought the archipelago
would be a fine field for missionary
labor. To date this country has had
Bothiag out of it except a bill of ex
pense, a freh crop of pensioners and
contHgiout diseases er.d a distant pos
session which we would be unable to
defend !n war with any firs: class
, Now comes a report frrn a depart -
jnent cf the government confirming
the abatement cf Dean Worcester that
4'avery in its most repulsive form ex
ists in certain district of the arch
tvelago. Parents sell their children
fito slavery for a few dollars and con
sider such transactions 'egi'imate.
What ii to be done about, it is not
uit clear. Slavery under the Amer
ican flag ls intolerable, but we may
hot hold the half civilized, or un
tvilized, beings found in the Phillp-
to the responsibility t,iat woila
I be demanded of these surrounded J
! from birth by our civilization. We :
must be content to weed out their !
vices by degrees, perhaps ay cea-
I t'jrieg if we retain possession of the
tropical archipelago for such length i
Meanwhile we will have had a les-
son in the folly of permitting our for
eign -policy to be prescribed by - the
worthy but narrow gentlemen whose
sense of proportion has been destroy
ed by their absorbing interest in the
beaihen thousands of miles disant.
THE MATER ME ISE.
The Rock Island filter plant has
oace more been vindicated. This time
it is by government analytical test
ba?ed on samples of Mississippi river
water taken from the hydrant here in
Rock Island and samples of artesian
water which has been used for gen
eral consumption in Rock Island for
years under the theory that it is purer
I and healthier and safer than river
To the surprise of the average citi
zen the government tests furnished
Major Charles Keller, in charge of the
river engineer corps in Rock Island,
have rroved that the river water, al
though somewhat hard, is of good qual
ity, while the artesian water, judged
by the specimen that went to Wash
ington, is no: only very hard but pol
luted and users of it are cautioned to
The upshot of the investigation Is
that the water from the Misbissippi
that passes through the process of fil
tration of the Rock Island waterworks
plant is of good quality, as has been
repeatedly shown, w title that of which
people have been partaking on the
theory that it is absolutely safe and
healthful is found by the govern
ment test to have been contaminated,
but how seriously is not shown. ' At
all events, consumers are advised to
boil it, which is enough said for the
Those of the people of Rock Island,
and we are thankful' they are few,
who have become so infected with
prejudice and lack of confidence in
the virtues of their own city as to' re
fuse to believe 4hat even with the in
stallation of one of the finest filter
plants in the country the water supply
could be improved, have had an awak
ening in the proofs furnished by the
government expert based upon scien
tific experiment. There are people
who have scouted at the repeated pub"
lished evidences of the worth and ef
ficiency of the municipal filtering
plant, and have declined to accept the
facts that have been presented to them
in good faith. Hence they have stuck
to artesian water, and even many have
advocated that the city should bore
sufficient wells to furnish its entire
water supply and abandon entirely the
intake from the river.
The Argus does not know that the
entire artesian supply of Rock Island
is to be condemned because of the
imperfections in the ramples furnish-
i among consumers of artesian water.
I Subsequent tests from the depths of
jtlie wells in the city may show en
tirely different results, and therefore
I there is no purpose here to disparage
I th mprits nr nmnpnipH of artesian
.,'. . . . . . ,,
The all important, and at present all
sufficient, fji t of the discovery is that
! the Itock Inland water suprly is ef
i ficicnt aud is of good quality, and
I there is no better asset to any city
than a healthful water supply.
BitKK.i: FRitx the mu in.
Th? Arsus is It receipt of a copy ofitions for three years to the industrial
the half century edition of the New
Orleans Times-Democrat, long recog
nized as one of the bulwarks of south-
huljlantial foundation. New Orleans,
! 'W the IeVPl f Mi8Sl0lppl river,
1 audit ia said when the stream is at flood i
1 stase the strang.T stand;ns iu Canal
I street and looking toward the levee im
agines that at any moment the line of
I tteamers moored at the dorks will be
, swept into the main business highway
j of the city. But, of course, there is no
i siii h danger. N?w Orleans has levees
i i hat have s'ood the test. Capital has.
j found that if the engineers go deep
j enough they find foundations that will
tne result is tne pasi i?w years r.as
fccn some monster buildiucs rise in
tie Crescent city. A modern sygtemj
of sewage has recently been completed
at a cost of several million of dollars.
Before this improvement t'ue sewage
was carried into Lake Ponchartrain by
a series of cuna'.s. In fact. Canal
stieet was thus l.amed on account of
its cen'cr having for genera-ions teen
devoted to drainage purposes. To be
sure, this canal has long since dis
appeared. The Times Democrat, with its
accustomed en:erprise. impressively
points out the transformation that
has taken place ia New Orleans in the
pnt half century, furnishing a wealth
of facts especially informative to those
of Us away up here ii the snow coun
try who know too little about the great
city that will take on added impcr-
tflnrp un ft shinninc nvnf with fhA
, cpeniug cf ,he ranama canaL
j The Times Democrat is a new spacer
lhitt ha8 hf ,d conadenc. of ita
wide clientele through its fearlessness
and its honesty. A!was forcibly and
ably edi.ed, its prestige and usefulness
increase with each added year of its
existence. Dan Moore, who rose from
tb printer's case, is the present guid
ing editorial geniu. We find a for
mer Iowa boy. Mat Gray, as one
cf his chief aids. Gray went from Ot
tumwa. Iowa, to serve in the Spaaish-
Amcrican war In Cuba,
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNES
Conflressman from ths Fourteenth District
.fFpecia! Corre? ;-nden-e of The Argus.)
Washington, Sept. 2o. "Bearing ia
mind that real price is cost measured
in labor, a rise in
real prices indi
cates disease In
the body economic,
just as increased
disorder in the
The above sen
tence is from a re
on the cost of liv
ing written by
and recently in
serted in the Con
' John I. Nolan, a
What makes the
high cost of liv
ing? According to
Caverly, it isn't lack of farmers, labor
unions, the law of diminishing returns,
extravagance of the working classes,
the discovery of too much gold, or any
of the other theories which have been
advanced. It is entrenched privilege.
The caverly paper commands atten
tion. One may not agree with the
revolutionary solution which he ad
vances for the problem, but it ia diffi
cult to get behind his arguments to
show the cause of the high cost of
"Owing to invention and general
progress," he says, "the natural ten
dency of prices, measured in labor, is
toward a lower level. As commodities
are produced with greater ease and
facility they tend to become cheaper,
so that one pays less labor for the
things ene earns or buys. Prices would
remain stationary only in a stationary
world, and prices would naturally tend
upward only in a world or country on
the down grade.
"The economic progress of the world
is, therefore, measurable by the rate
at which prices tend downward.
Rok Island in a few days will dedi
cate a new V. M. C. A- building such
as the local brethren propose for our
own city. A few years ago Moline
put up a V. M. C. A. building with
90 rooms, a swimming pool, modern
gymnasium, etc., and that meant thaj
Rock Island could not rest until she
bad matched it and added 10 rooms
by way of insinuating her superiority
to her hated and really more prosper
ous rival. Moline meanwhile has set
her neighbor another example for
emulation by accepting plans, for a
$400,000 hotel on which work begins
next eprins. At present also the fac
tory town, having just capitalized a
building and loan association by popu
lar subscription, is raising 5100,000
for Augustana hospital by the same
Meanwhile Davenport has acceptea
rlans for another fire-proof hotel of
magnificent proportions to he built
next year and is renewing subscrip-
fund of the Greater Davenport com
mittee. The basis of all this activity is in
dustrial development This may be
said to have had it start in the fed
eral government's enlargement of
Rork Island arsenal. This brought
skilled mechanics and the presence of
home, he dropped off at New Orleans, 'an attempt of the prosecution to inl
and he has been thera tince. j peach George H. Bixby's testimony in
i his own behalf with that cf girls in
Los Angeles Judge Bledsoe vetoed j the "Jonquil."
"The Young Lady
We asked the young lady across
independence for the Philippines and
bever ta wait awuLa,
! Aukl! I 1
' I ' -1 ' ' 1 .
"If the inhabitants of a country1
should become insane, devoting them
selves to the destruction of labor-saving
machines and the annihilation of
wealth, prices would rise just as they
have for some years."
Obviously, the United States has not
ceased to make economic progress.
Science and invention continues. Ma
chines are perfected. Costs of manu
facture are continually cheapened. All
prices are relative to wages in meas
uring the cost of living. Is the actual,
labor price of necessities increasing in
this country? Caverly says:
"The United States bureau of labor
report of March 18, 1913, showed that
the cost cf 15 of the principal articles
of food had advanced 55 per cent in
the past 20 years. During that period
the wages of railroad employes have
increased CO per cent, so that there
has been a relative decrease of wageB,
although a nominal increase."
What, then, has kept the fruits of
increased efficiency in labor from the
people? Caverly answers the ques
"Our country's facilities and resourc
es have not been destroyed, but all
I the advantages of invention, discov
ery aua me anunaanr guts or nature
have accrued to the benefit of a few
monopolists, while the masses, shorn
of all the material fruits of civiliza
tion, are as helpless and hopeless as
if they lived in a declining world."
The writer then proceeds to attack
other theories of the high cost of liv
ing, paying attention to the particular
one which holds that the cheapening
of gold is the cause of high prices.
"If all the movintains in the world
were turned into gold, the miracle
would not diminish the purchasing
power cf a day's work. As gold be
comes cheaper, a day's work will pur
chase more of it, but not less of other
things on that account.
"Monopoly in its various forms is
the root of all economic evil. Prices
will fall as soon as our government re
fuses a helping hand to the predatory
An Outside View
these skilled mechanics made Daven
port a suitable location for the Betten-
dorf steel -ear works. It, is said the
late Mr. Bettendorf once knocked at
Dubuque's door for admission, but we
had at that time no commercial or
ganization strong enough to meet his
financial requirements or secure con
sideration for him from our men of
Today the Bettendorf plant employs
tendorf, who is president of the com
pany, has turned over the office of
genaral manager to Mr. R. H. Parks
of East Rochester, N. Y., for 17 years
manager of the shoj of the Merchants
Dispatch and Transportation com
pany. Moline owes her growth of 45
per cent in 10 years to the develop
ment of her factories and is today the
leading manufacturing city of Illinois
outside of Chicago.
This is all material to the question
of whether it pays to encourage fac
tories and new business enterprises
generally. The city assessment of
Davenport has been doubled the past
20 years through the presence near
by of labor employing establishments
which contribute direct'y not cue dol
lar to that assessment. The advan
tage in assessment thereby gained is
of course shared by the farmers of
Across the Way"
the way if sb believed in ultimate
she said she ibouzht it would be
MM EAST to
Westward, ever westward
The fortune-seekers fare;
The peasant boy stands gazing
Across bleak hilts and bare
And dreams of boundless rlchei
Spread out on every hand.
Of splendor and of glory
Out In the aunset land.
Westward, ever westwagd
The fortune-seekers fare:
The "noble" rake and spendthrift
Dreams of the mHlionalre
Whoee daughter sighs for "g-lory"
And cannot understand
Why Ood assumes no title
Off there In sunset land.
Kastward, ever eastward
The fortune-favored fare:
The west gives up its riches
To them that boldly dare;
The fmtcher and the miner
Count up their golden stores
And jro to 11 v like princes
On distant eastern snofcs.
Eastward, ever eastward
The fortune-favored fare:
The peasant's son has visions
Of social glory there;
Westward, ever westward
The ragged legion poure;
The lucky ones forever
Surge back to eastern shores
Some men are foolish enough to ask;
favors from etout peojUe after joking
ibout their loss of flesh.
The patience that is developed at
;he butt-end of a fish-pole seldom
brings very large returns in the gen
eral affairs of life.
There are soma things that men
never learn. The one whose pretty
wife tells him she is glad to have him
stay at the club if be enjoys himself
there ts always dumfounded when the
icandal comes out.
Some men think It is an Indication
of genius to know when to wear a
white tie and an opera hat.
A Good Word for Mark.
I never was much of an enthusiast
over Mark Twain," said the man with
the spleen, "but there's one thing I
want to say in his favor right here
now, before witnesses."
"What's that?" asked four people
"I'll bet a hundred dollars he isn't
the author of half the anecdotes we
see printed about him, and what's
more, I'll bet he never even had a
chance to look over them and touch
them up before they were put Into
The Unpopular Dolorous Way.
The world has little lime for Dante
Who quotes his gloomy lines? The lays
That brinj us gloom are soon forgotten.
We seek to shun the dismal ways:
To htm who gives us mirth we gladly
Keturn our patronage and praise.
The world has little time for trouble
From which It may escape. Be glad
And men will turn aside to greet you.
To hear of Joys yea may have had.
We coldly ti.-rn away from people
When they approach us, looking sad.
"There's one thing I never ceuld
understand. Every little while you'll
see an item in some paper about a
church floor giving way and letting a
lot of people fall through."
"I don't see what there is mysteri
ous about an accident of that kind. It's
simply a case of getting a greater
weight on the floor than the beams
"I know that. But how do they
manage to get churches overcrowded
"Always think twice before you
speak," said little Tommy's maicma.
"Gee, maw," he answered, "If you do
that you must do some pretty fast
thinkin' someUmes when you git it.
geln' for paw."
"Are yeu sure," asked the captain
Of industry, "that you love my daugh
ter?" "Ccite, I ssy," replied the duke,
"you're not going to be seatimsnuJ
at your time of life, are you?'
Enough ta Mskf Him Rave.
"What ia the editor of the health
bints department ravins about?"
"A rich woman writes that she gives
private moving picture shows in ber
borne, and she wants to know if they
will injure her poodle's eyes."Blr-jalna-ham
The Daily Story
KA.INTUC5 BY THOMAS R. DEAN.
Copyrighted, ty Assoclatel LJierary Bureau.
In New York city there ts a spaciou3
excavation at the crossing of Broad
way aud Thirty-third street which is
the entrance room of the Hudson tun
nels. There are newspaper and candy
stands, ticket offices and benches. Oue
afternoon a tall, bony man descended
the steps leading to this subterranean
station and looked about him wonder
ingly. He was Martin Granger, a Ken
tuckian, who bad come from bis native
state to see New York. Be bad takeu
a tour in one of the big autocars in
which strangers are shewn the metrop
olis while a conductor points out the
principal Items of curiosity aud com
ments on them through a megaphone.
And now he bad determined to go ,
through the tunnel under the Eludsou
river that he might go back to Hen
derson county. Ky., and tell his chil
dren how the great ships, some of them
800 or 000 feet loug. bad sailed tight
over bis head, while smaller boats
without nil rubor bad steamed back and
forth in the same relative position. .
Not knowing exactly how to get to
the . cars which were to take hi in on
this (to him) perilous Journey or per
haps wishing for time to screw up bis
courage to plunge under the great riv
er, he sat down on one of the benches,
presenting a perfect picture of a south
western countryman wonder struck
with that congregation of people which
within a radius of twenty-Are miles
forms the largest In the world.
He had not been there long before a
man came and sat down beside him.
But Martin Granger was not Interested j
in a single man, but the thrones pass
ing through this station, wherein erery
thing was as much alive underground
as on the surface and were just as
much alive above the surface as on It.
The man beside him sat there but a
few minutes, then got up and went
Presently Granger noticed persons
buying tickets at a booth and put hi3
hand into his pocket for money. In- j
tending to do the same thing. Casting
his eyes down beside him. he saw a
small package on the bench. He took J
It up. looked at it. then cast a glnnce
about him for the owner, thinking that
it bad been left through carelessness.
A number of persons were near, but
there was no evidence that any one
of them was the owner of the pack
age. He weighted It and found it light
no heavier than paper. He pondered
nwhile as to what to do with it. then
untied a string aud partly unwrapped
Any look of surprise that had come
over Martin Granger's face while in
New York was surpassed by the one
that came upon it now. He looked
upon the corner of a bank bill and es
pecially on the figures S100. As soon
i as he regained something of his equa-
nlmity he lifted the corner of the bill,
! and underneath it was another of the
same denomination. The next below
this was marked 550, the next 520,
the next 5100. aud so on of different
denominations. The package was
about two inches thick.
"What you got there?"
Granger, looking up. saw a man
standing over hiia regarding him with
a severe expression.
"Somebody has been powerful care
less and left a whole stack o' bank
bills on this yere seat."
"I'm In luck." said the other. "You've
found the bills taken from the vaults
of the s- Trust company."
' How do you know that?" asked
"I know it because I am a detective
and have been shadowing the man
who stole the bills. I followed bim
down here, and, realizing that I had
him trapped, rather than be caught
with the plunder en him he sat down
here beside you and when be went
away left it His intention is doubt
less to follow you, and when you get
far enough from the stntion and be
thinks hlmseif unobserved he will
claim the property."
The westerner looked at the man
with wonder. "You must be one o'
them fellers thnt I've read about in
the stories printed in our home paper.
They kin tell from a shirt button or
the stump of a clgnr Jlst who done the
"Yes; I'm a detective. Now I've gi
the stolen property I want you to belt
me take the thief. Where are you go
ing?" "I'm goin' down under-the river jlst
to see how it feels to be Joggin' along
under the big ships."
"All right. Put the package In your
The speaker stopped short nnd turn
ed his back on Granger as thouub be
had no intercourse with him. In a few
minutes he turned ajrain and con
tinued: "1 saw the rascal. He's gone down
the stairs to the train. I didn't want
to have him see me talking to you
Go to that birdcage over there snd buy
the tickets. You'll be given two of
'em. Then go past that man over
here nnd drop 'em in the box. Get on
:he train, and don t leave it till you
get to the last station Hoboken. I'll
be In the srzne car with you. and quite
likely the man who stole the bills will
be on the train. When he joins you
snd asks you for his parcel I'll nab
"Waal, now, ain't that fine: I thort
that when I come to New York I'd stte
some remarkable sights, but I didn't
think I d pit 'inter "one o' them detec
The man gave hiai a knowing look,
and Granger bought his tickets and.
descending a flight of steps lending
farther down toward the center of tha
earth, found a train, which he board
ed, and wsi soon carried down under
the mighty waters. He seemed over
powered and did not draw a regular
breath till a guard called "All out!"
end. seeing the other passengers leave
the train, the visitor to New York alsc
He had no sooner stepped on the
platform before be saw the detective
looking at him. and Granger followed
bim up a flight of stairs, through a
railway str.tlon aud on to a ferryboat.
As soon as the boat left the dock th
detective joined the Keuturklan.
"I thoit you was goin' to nab the
thief." said the latter.
"He has eluded me. We'll return to
New York. You may as well turn over
the goods to me. I shall uot be sbld
t take the thief."
Now. Granger was n conntryman,
but there are few persons in the world
who have not learned the principle
thnt "possession is nine points of the
"What am I goin' to git out o" the
find'-" he asked.
"Oh. you'll get the reward. There's
SW.OOO offered for the return of the
"Reckon that's all risrht. But if you
do the returnin' how am I to git tb
"I'll report you as the finder s? tfca
"You jist tell me whar to turn It In.
and I'll go tuar with it."
There was a good deal of sparring
on the part cf the detective to get pos
session of the property, whh'h failed.
Before the boat landed he explained
to the Kentuckian that the latter was
in a very dangerous position. If the
detective should arrest him as the
thief it would go hard with him. But
the bluff was not effective. The Ken-
tuckiau said that he thought, be could
rrove an alibi since he had reached
ew loru only tnat morning and cy
Butler could swear to the fact since
he had come all the way from Hen
derson county with him. '
"Well," said the detective, "I sup
pose I'll have to go with you to the
bank that lost the money, but it's too
late to go today. The banks don't
! keep open after 3 o'clock. You can
stay with me overnight, and well
turn the money over tomorrow morn
ing." The Kentuckian said he had prom
ised to stay with Cy Butler at a hotel
on the esist side, hut the detective ex
plained that it would not do for him
to let him go away with the money,
so Granger finally consented to spend
the night with him in his room.
The apartment was in a cheap flat
house. The detective, as soon as they
had entered It. locked the door aud
said to Mr. Granger:
"See here, purd, there's plenty for
both of tis in this deal. I'm the man
that took thnt money from the bank.
There's $80,000 of it. I'll give you
$20,000. What do you sny?"
"What do I say? Why. I say I'm
l'arnin' New York powerful fast. I
thort you was a detective."
"You're n pretty good sort of chap."
replied the other, "and I don't mind
taking you into my confidence. 1 was
the man who sat down by you in the
Hudson tunnel station. I was trying
to gel away from a shadower. I con
cluded to load the goods on to you till
I could get away from him and divide
with you. All you've got to do to ba
rich is to turn the goods back to me
and deduct your share."
Granger looked at him with righteous
Indignation and said:
"Stranger, I've lived In Henderson
county. Kaintucky. for forty year.
Anybody thar'll tell you I hain't got a
dishonest ha'r in my head. I'm goln'
to turn this money buck to the bank
that lost it, and don't you forglt it."
The man put out bis band and grasp
ed Granger's, saying, "Anybody 'J
know to look at you that you were an
Holding Granger's right hand, tho
rascal put his own left hand to his bio
and drew a revolver. He had cocked
nnd raised it ouly a part of the way
to cover bis man when Granger, quick
as a flash, put bis hand to the back of
his neck and drew forth a knife about
ten inches long and held it point down
ward over the so called detective.
"I see that hand," he said quietly,
"and go you one better. Drop yer
The man needed to raise bis pistol
but a short distance to make it effec
tive, yet the distance was sufficient to
give the Kentuckian time to draw his
bowle knife a weapon of the olden
time and bold It point downward ovef
htm. The villain quailed and dropped
How the Kentuckian drove his en
emy down and out into the street, met
a policeman and the three proceeded
to a station; how the next morning the
money was .turned over by Its finder
to the bank. Is merely a succession of
ordinary details. When the president
handed Granger a check for $10,000
the subject grows again Interesting.
The Kentuckian banded it back, say
Ins: "Do yon reckon that If one o my
Knlntnck neighbor' tun res war to
stray away nnd git on to my premises
end I sent her back by a nigger I'd
take money for doin' it? No, sir. Yon
may do things that a-way in New York,
bnt we don't do 'era so lu Kaintuck."
And, turning on bis heel, be left tho
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