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i Rock liltnd. 111. Entered at the
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TERMS Trn cents per week by car
.' r'.mr, In Rock Islar.d; II per '' br mall
t lo advance.
Complaint of delivery service ahooll
" b mad to the circulation department.
which ahou'd alao bo notified In every
...Instance where it 1 desired to have
- paper dleenntlnueJ. n rarrlera have no
-authority In the premliea.
All fORinunlrationi of argumentative
'.character, political or rellirtous. nviet
. hare real name attached for publica
tion. So much article will be printed
over flctltloua alajnaturea.
Telephone m all department. Cen
tral Vnion. Rock IiUnl Hi. 114 ; and
i. IKS.
ucated women In public affairs, Tur
key max ret become an up-to-date na
tion. It has long been called "the
pick man of Europe" and It bound
aries bare been diminished until It
now bold dominion over a very amall
portion of its one time large empire
In Europe. Jts decline was due to the
barbaric Aslat'.c customs It main
tained. The "young Turks" or today are
seeing the folly of their fathers, and
are trying to reform their government.
The reformation may not .be too late
to fare the remnant left cf the once
proud domain of the Turks in Europe.
Capital Comment
Congressman from the Fourteenth District.
Tuesday, February 10, 1914.
r; No matter how straight a husband
- mar walk he 1 not immune from
criticism. Even a tight-rope walker
.'.is being sued for divorce.
i The Icemen are able to sit up and
take some nourishment today. They
-are making active preparations to
- -harvest a crop If It's only of tissue
paper thickness.
An eastern inventor announces that
be has discovered a method of trans
mitting thought by wireless. If the
tolls for this service are anything like
the telegraph tolls, a penny will fall
'jar short of settling the thought b.II
Representative Clyde H. Tavenner's
efforts for Rock Island arsenal and
government manufacture of armor
plate seem to te all but crowned with
complete success. The house bill
which the Rock Island congressman
was so conspicuously Instrumental in
fretting through the house passed the
senate yesterday and Is now up to
presidential sanction. Tavenner has
won a remarkable victory for the
country In general and the trl-clty lo
cality In particular.
With the death of Conrad A. Ppel
del this morning passes one of Rock
Island's sturdy pioneers. At the age
of 85 he retired last August from the
drug business in which be had been
continuously engaged since 1S3S. He
was a man of remarkable Tigor, al
most to the end. He was of the
strong type of German citizens, who
entertain positive views and convic
tions. Finely educated, he mas a stud
ent and a philosopher, a dignified gen
tleman, who bore the respect and
lndly friendship of all who knew him.
According to the Army and Navy
Journal, the total number of appli
cant for enlistment In the army dur
ing 1913 In the eastern, middle, south-
era and western sections of the I'nlted
States was as follows: In Chicago.
11,920. with 9.3: rejections, or 78.4
per cent of rejections; In New York.
17,055, wlrh 13.753 rejections, a per
centage of S'i.6; In Savannah. New
Orleans and Little Rock. 3.S55. with
3.011 rejections, a percentage of 78.1;
at San Francisco. 5,54. with 4.443 re
jections, a percentage of rejections of
S0.7. It will be teen from these fig
ures that the percentage of rejections
was about the same In New York and
San Francisco, and that the percent
age for the southern section and the
middle west as represented by Chi
cago was lower than either tbe east or
the west, with a small fraction In favor
of tbe more northerly eectlon. The
best showing of the middle west was
ratbex to be expected, though tbe
margin Is quite small; but the surpris
ing thing about these figures is the
large percentage of rejection la all
', sections of the country.
Tbe Journal of the American Asso
ciation thinks that it does not argue
well for the physique and the stamina
of our young men, or perhaps may be
accounted for by the supposition that
the best do Sot offer themselves for
enlistment. In England, it Is said, the
It Is often remarked that the way
to economize in governmental expen
ditures Is to go ahead and economize,
as the late Horace Greeley would hare
said. One way to do It would be to
spend less money.
We are not sure about this, now that
we have late returns from Peru. The
president of that republic was taken
prisoner one day this week, a revolu
tion having been put on for the pur
pose of locking him up. Naturally the
1irt Inquiry cn the part of Americans
was directed toward learning what
were the specific offenses of President
DiMinghurst of Peru.
- The answer came in the same cable
u:.-patU that announced the arrest of
tbe president. It was told that he was
guilty of economy, the real and gen
uine article. He was proceeding with
the government of his country and
was spending less money in the art
than had been spent two and Ave
years ago. A serious offense in his
neighborhood, as It proved.
Of course there were pleas In exten
uation of the crime of President Bill
inghurst. It wns mentioned that his
country had got in a bad way finan
cially. There was a chronic condition
in which revenues were not adequate
to expenditures. It wasn't practical.
the president thought, to raise more
money by any sort of direct or Indi
rect taxation; and so he did the next
obvious thing, went ahead and re
duced expenditures. He did this by
discharging a lot of state employes
and then by cutting the salaries of
those who were retained. He worked
out on paper a financial schedule that
would fit Into the Peruvian situation.
But officeholders who were dis
charged and those whose salaries
were cut got upon their toes and de
clared themselves. They wouldn't
stand for any such performance. They
favored' economy in expenditures
provided it didn't touch them. But if
it did touch them they looked on the
whole proceeding as a form of treason
that Justified rebellion. And then they
went to It; and after a few hours the
world learned that the president of
Peru was a prisoner.
From this we shou'd perhaps' learn
that economy in administration of
state affairs is not the simple thing
that It is conceded to be. The men
whom It hits may make an awful
noire. The state Is not run by an un
complaining piece of mffthinery.
v - - J
(Special Correspondence of The Argus)
Washington, Feb. 8. Secretary Wil
sorh In his first annual report of the
work of the department of labor, gives
some striking facts
In connection with
labor disputes. One
of the principal
functions assigned
to the department
by law, Is that of
acting as mediator
In strikes. The
first year of this
week, at least,
shows that when
labor difficulties
arise It 13 the
workers who us
ually show the
greater spirit of
fairness. The em
ployers are the
ones who stub
bornly resist set-
During the first
year of Its existence the department
was called upon a number of times to
mediate in labor disputes. In every
case the employes have either asked
for the mediation or have readily ac
quiesced in It. In a number of cases,'
on the other hand, the employers have
refused tc allow the government offi
cials to act. The result has been pro
tracted and costly strikes in all in
stances of this refusal.
Still more notable, whenever both
sides have agreed to arbitration by the
government, not once has the media
tor failed to bring about a speedy set
tlement satisfactory to both sides.
The first dispute that came to the
attention of the new department was
that between the Brotherhood of Rail
way Clerks and the New York, New
Haven & Hartford Railroad in May.
1913. Both sides Joined in a request
for federal mediation. A representa
tive of the department was sent to
New Haven, and after one week of
conferences an agreement was signed
satisfactory to' both sides. Thus was
a strike avoided by the peaceful
method of arbitration.
It took the department only three
days to settle tbe second 6trlke Into
which It was called at the Erie Forge
Co.. Erie. Pa. Both sides requested
the mediation. The trouble was' be
tween the men and the shop foremen
rather than between the workers and
the employer. An arrangement was
made whereby the workers could carry
grievances to the president of the com
pany in person, and the men went back
to work.
The same story can" be told about
the strike in the factory of the Read
Ing Hardware Co., Reading, Pa., in
June. A joint request for mediation
averted a strike in the Baltimore &
Ohio Railroad shoos in July. The de
partment also averted a strike In the
Western Maryland Railroad shops In
I November by . federation. Another
strike in the Chicago & Alton shops
was averted In the same way In De
cember. Says Secretary Wilson: "Both sides
to these amicably settled labor dis
putes may be congratulated upon their
enlightened self-interest. They pro
moted their own prosperity the better
by preferring .friendly mediation to
embittered strife."
On the other hand, the strike of the
Indianapolis street car workers might
have been averted by a more reason
able attitude on the part of the com
pany. The men asked for government
mediation; the company rejected it.
The Btrike was called, and the violence
that ensued is still a fresh memory.
Then the company gave a belated ac
ceptance to mediation by the govern
ment, and the strike was speedily set
tled. A similar story of settlement Is
related in connection with the team
sters' strike in Indianapolis in Pe
cember. In contrast to these cases Secretary
Wilson cites the bloody labor strug
gles at the Pore Marquette railroad
shops, the Colorado coal mines, and
the Michigan copper mines. In all
three of these cases the strikers
asked for government mediation.
In all three cases the employes re
fused to treat with the government
mediators. The strikes still continue.
The Daily Story
Copyrighted, 1114. by Associated Uteary Bureau.
Fearful Ordeal of the Aekou Binat In
the Sudan.
Is the black man more stoical or
merely less sensitive than we are?
"At a fantasia in tbe Sudan," says
Mr. Edward Fotbergil in "Five Year
In the Sudan," "I have myself seen
tbe part that a young man plays of
his own free will In order to obtain
tbe title of ackou binat (tbe brother
of tbe girls). This ceremony would
turn a reformer's balr gray.
"The men and the women of a Til
lage sit round In a circle, leaving a
pace In the center of some etx yards
in diameter. I describe It as I saw It
myself. Tbe strongest man In tbe vil
lage Is then picked out of the crowd,
and, armed with a whip of hippopota
mus bide, bs and tbe young man who
Is to strive for tbe title enter the
arena. The women beet their drums,
and the men clap their bards to tbe
"Tbe candst for honor Is stripped
to the waist. He stands with his arms
folded In tbe center of the ring, and
tbe strong man dances Tip to him to
the tune which la being played. lie
brings tbe whip round with all th?
frce of which be Is possessed and
lands It on tbe bare back of the ran a
In front of him. Tie dances away;
gain be advances, and the operation Is
repeated. This goes on until the nam
(Chicago Journal.)
President Wilson has announced
that he will use every legitimate
means in his power to secure the re
peal of the exemption clause of the
Panama canal act the clause which
grants free passage "to boats of the
coastwise shipping trust, while ships
of all other nations must pay tolls.
This Is the only Just and honorable
course to pursue. The Hay-PaunceTote
treaty with England expressly pledges
the United States government to keep
tbe canal open on equal terms to ships
of all nations. The exew.ption clause
of tbe Panama canal act violates this
treaty. The only thing to do with such
a piece of bad faith is to repeal it be
fore troubles arise.
The president does not assume to
dictate to congress in this matter, but
no one can doubt that he will have his
way. As in so many other instances,
tbe whole country is behind him in his
wishes, and only the special interests
are against blm. As tbe spokesman for
the moral sense of the nation. Presi
dent Wilson is Irresistible. With the
help of Oscar t'nderwood, who oppos
ed this treaty-breaking clause from
the first and of democratic senate lead
ers who have had time to see the er
ror of the plan, there should be neither
trouble nor delay In repealing the
blunder and setting this nation right
before the world.
A klTig- who lonr had worn his orowa,
Whom leaser kings beheld with awe.
Who from his high throne handed dowtt
What served hla people aa their law.
Stepped forth in simple garb, one day.
And In the fields and crowded marts
Beheld hla subjects toll away
And learned what hooea were In their-
He stroked the curls of many a child.
And many a sad complaint he heard.
And here nnd there benljrnly smiled
Or paused to speak a cheering word:
Gray-bearded, bent old men he hailed
As fellows of his brotherhood.
And where the atricken widow walled
He left such .solace aa he could.
The king, all powerful and great.
To wfiom the haughtiest princes bowed.;
Berore a petty magistrate
Was elbowed by the motley crowd;
Among the humble ones he gased.
Kaon moment wond'ring more and
TTpon the man whom he had raised
To office but the day before.
He saw the puny tyrant swell.
And heard him threaten and advfse;
Before him timid Deonle fell.
Stunned by the proud look In his eyes;'
He had the manner of a god.
And. stepping down, he gravely passed
Ab If the ground whereon he trod
Had been made hallowed ground, at
Dewertlng those whose heads were bared.
The kinar whom lesser kings obeyed
Back to his castle humbly fared
And knelt beside his throne and prayed:
"Oh. let roe be as great." he cried,
"As he believes himself to be
Who holds with childish, foolish pride
, A little brief authority." ,
era ana could not be overtaken by
mortal dogs. Naturally his nobles
agreed with him. as there was no one
bold enough to affirm that be owned
bounds which were better than those
possessed by his sovereign.
There was, however, one exception,
William St- Clair, who wagered bis
bead that his two favorite bounds.
Help and Hold, would kill the deer
before she crossed the Pentland brook.
Bruce accepted tbe challenge and wa
gered the forest of Pentland moor
against Sir William's bead.
The white de-r was roused by a cou
ple of bloodhounds and given a fair
start before St. Clnir released bis twoi
favorites. "After a long chase." follow
ed by Sir William and Bruce on horse
back, the deer reached the brook, and
Sir William,. feeling sure that he bad
lost his wager, prepared to give him
self Into the bands of Bruce, but be
fore the deer could get farther than
halfway across Hold had seized her,
and. Help coming up at the same mo
ment, they forced her to turn back. In
the end she was killed within the stip
ulated boundary.
Old I-ady (to seedy looking library
boy) Have you cot "Epictetus?" Hoy
No. thank you. uigm; It's only a bad
ld end sore froat London Punch.
average Tommy Atkins la deterlorat,) tr of Btroke, preTloU8,y afree4 Bpon
lng. but in a comparatively new coun
try like tbe United States the de
scendants of hardy pioneer stock,
i eared amid abundance and under fa.
vorable health and climatic conditions,
should make a much better showing.
Late advices from Constantinople
state that tbe powers that be of Tur
key have decided that women have
tome rights that should be respected.
Permission has been granted to the
fair sex of the Ottoman empire to at
tend universities and other institu
tions of learning, where they can ob-
tain an education fitting them for use
fulness la life.
It has been held heretofore among
the Turks that women should learn
.-only what was needful for em to
know In their homes and they were
f given few rights outside the harems
of their lords and masters.
: But "the world do move," and noth
a feig of late has furnished such strong
evidence of the fact as that Turkey
fa awakening to the call of the for
7 ward-looking days of the twentieth
'century In the matten of woman's
- right to exercise her own personality
.snd to be a factor elsewhere In life
'and Its activities than behind the
closed door of a. harem,
trader the lnfjrtrlng Influence of ed-1
tars been dealt. In tbe particular
case I saw It was twenty-five. If the
man who Is being flogged winces, If
.he so much as moves an eyelid as tbe
whip descend, be Is disqualified and
branded as a coward until such time
as he may choose to undergo the op
eration a second time.
"On this particular occasion he went
through with It like a Trojan. Indeed,
the man who was delivering tbe blown
got tired first, and the last three cuts
of the twenty-five were unsteady and
flickered round tbe ear and neclc of
the 'brother.' I leave my readers to
imagine tbe state of bis back when all
was over, but he appeared to be as
happy as a king, and certainly be was
accorded a great ovation by tbe as
sembled crowd of women." -
"The Young Lady Across the Way"
What He Wanted Most.
"Now," said the head of the recep
tion committee, when the distin
guished visitor had stepped from the
car, "if you think you'd like it we'll
be glad to get an automobile and take
you for a drive through the parks. We
have one of the finest boulevard sys
tems in the world and "
"Say, do you know where there's a
bathtub about six feet long and four
feet wide and three feet deep?"
"I think they may have something
of the kind at one of the hotels."
"Lead me to it. Never mind the
parks and boulevards."
The Wager Sir William St. Clair Laid
With King Robert Bruce.
Edwin Noble In "Tbe Dog lever's
Book" recalls the historic story of the
two famous deerbounds Help and
nold. a monument to which can be
seen to this day at Roslln chapel.
The legend is that King Robert
Bruce while hunting upon the rent
land bills bad several times started
a white deer, but had hitherto been
unable to capture it- It bad always
rr quickly outdistanced Ms own
hounds that be began to imagine that
It waj jrlftedwjth. supernatural pow-
We asked the young lady across the way If she didn't think our indus
trial relations were showing some Improvement and she said Rhe didn't
know about curs but for hor part ah e didn't have any relatives among that
ciass oi people.
"I spent more than $3,000 on my
daughter's voice. Now she has gone
and got married.
t and I suppose she
"L-CZ-iA r? will never think
of trying to sing
"It is too bad.
"Yes. The mo-
f 1 77 I fVl T WOUI nave
aa Kept ner ana cer
husband in fairly comfortable circum
stances for nearly a year."
Jk?er krvs
That Would Catch Them.
"I wish I could think of some way to
get people to come to my church.
have tried to preach sensible sermons.
and I have done my best to get out
and mix 'with our citizens to make
them feel that I am interested In them
and their affairs. But it seems to be
"The trouble with you is that you
are not going at the thing right. Why
don't you cut out the sermon and the
prayers and have only singing and
moving pictures?" - -
The optimist lay in the street.
From many wounds he bled: I
The robbers whom he chanced to . meet
Had nearly spit his head.
He gravely pondered fof a time.
Then on the curb he sat:
The rogues had left him not a dime.
He'd also lost hia hat.
At laat a smile spread o'er hla face,
Hla breast was filled with glee:
"Mine la," he thought, "a lucky case.
They've left my pants to me."
Having It Thoroughly Understood.
"I wouldn't have had you break that
pitcher for 5, complained Mrs.
Weathersby, when she- saw the nick
for tie first time.
"Well." replied the lady wh had
done the damage, "you've another
guess comin' if yon think I'd V give
you $5 to break it"
Poetry Is simply the most beautiful.
Impressive and widely effective mode
of saying things, and hence Its impor
tance. Matthew Arnold.
There are no eyes so sharp aa tbe
eres of hatred. Htjlard.
Tom AInswortb was for many years
a prospector In western gold fields. He
missed several chances to make a for
tune on account of not being able to
analyze tbe dirt he took out of bis
holes. . lie was not even ordinarily
educated. On one occasion be took
specimen of ore to a chemist for a
assay and was told that there was no
gold In it- A few days later a ma
came along and offered AInswortb
S10O for hi claim. Tom's wife was 111
at tbe time, and his boy, Charley, wa
without a decent suit of clothes. The
offer was accepted and a deed to the
property passed. It turned out that
the chemist had found some gold In
tbe specimen be had Assayed and bad
bought tbe property through another.
Tbe mine turned out a bonanza.
This Is a specimen of the way Tom
AInswortb got swindled. Neverthe
less most of tbe time he kept his son
at school, and when the boy came to
be seventeen years old bis father de
termined to send blm to college. Char
lie had not shown much proficiency In
his studies, but had manifested a fan
cy for science. He was fond of bunt
lng and climbing and all out of door
sports, besides constantly -wondering
why some rocks lay fiat and others
stood up on end. . His father thought
be saw In this the material for mak
ing a mining engineer, and with a son
to advise him on his digging opera
tions be might yet strike and hold on
to a bonanza
So Charlie went away to college.
His father feared that his taste for
out of door sports would overtop his
desire to learn and during bis son's
college course kept himself Informed
as to what Charlie was doing. The
first news of an honor conferred on bis
boy was disappointing. Instead of
being given for an essay on some
chemical subject, it was an appoint
ment as pitcher of the university base
ball team.
Charley spent most of his time for
two years in college attending to ath
letics and neglecting his studies. Then,
being two years older than when he
entered, be grew ashamed of himself.
He was a practical chap at bottom and
began to look at the subject practi
His main object was to set him
self right with his father. What was
the surest way? He decided to leave
the academical department of the uni
versity nnd enter a school of mines.
To mining engineering he devoted him
self as exclusively as he had to athlet
ics and after taking his degree return
ed to his home, ready for an applica
tion of what be had learned.
"I forgive you. Charley," said bis fa
ther, "for the time wasted In pitchin'
balls, considerin' what you done in
larnin' about mines."
Vou can't tell, father." replied Char-
ey, "wnat s going to De most userui to
a fellow in this world. During those
two years I was practicing those
curves I was laying the foundation for
good health, though I'll admit that it
was the scientific reasons for tbe
curves that interested me more than
tbe physical exercise.
Reckon that was it, Charley. Tou
was always wondeiin why things was
Charley Alnsworth began to practice
his profession about tbe time tbat gold
was discovered in a new region, and
nothing would do but that tbe family
must pick up, bag and baggage, and
seek its fortune in tbe latest opened
territory. Mrs. Ainsworth. who had
been with her husband through sev
eral experiences in nearby discovered
gold fields and knew that the people
in tuem were like a large pack of dogs
fighting for a very few bones, was
loath to go, but tbe men of tbe family
overruled ber.
Charley,, whose muscles seemed to
crave exertion, resolved to suspend
professional work for others and give
himself solely to repaying his father
for the education he had given him.
So the two went to work with pjck and
shovel, and Tom Ainsworth found that
what he hnd always believed about
tbe importance of his own assaying
was true. Charley could form opin
ions from the character of the rocks
and the soil, the way they lay together
and their tilt, which were very valua
ble. Besides, he could assay any spec
imens they suspected of being valua
ble and get the result at once without
going to an a;.nyer. who might deceive
them. So tbe old man was happy,
even If they did not discover a mine.
Whether from Charley's knowledge
of minerals or from sheer hick, a very
valuable piece of property wns struck
by the two men. Charley one day as
sayed some, ore 'from a new opening,
and it turned out very handsomely.
Moreover, the vein from which It was
taken opened Instead of closed as they
dug down. They kept their secret:
but. as 111 luck would have It. the par
ties digging on tbe next claim struck
a continuation of the same vein, but
at Its end. .Following It toward the
Ainsworth property, they found that It
opened in that direction, showing that,
though their own property was of lit
tle value, that of their neighbors was
liable to be a bonanza.
These neighbors were three toughs,
named Harding. Murphy and Gunn.
They resolved to drive off Tom aad
Charley Ainsworth. hoping to do eo
before they should discover the value
of their property, for if they knew of
the vein they possessed they might for
tify themselves; If they did not know
It they might be easily frightened into
abandoning it If the three men could
not scare the owners they might kill
them in a free fight, which would l.
jawrui in that lawless country, though
murder was apt to be punished by a
vigilance committee.
Meanwhile Tom and hla son were
working away with a view to finding
out as much as possible about the na
ture of their mine. Its navlntr nualitlea
and Its extent, after which Charley was
to go Dacit to the east aud get capital
for Its development. Tbe family lived
One evening one of the npl.K.
Harding, came to tbe hut with. tr
piece of paper on which sometbinJ
been written and limi .
- ' 1 1 fn f
"What's this?" asked the latter
"It's a deed to this property
read' it1""'8 " " 1 -Harding
folded the paper and bv
In his pocket, saying: pk
"This yere property belongs to a.
and my pals, and yer wants to 0J
stand that we hain't got no n fc
claim Jumpers. We'll gire Jn
tomorrer morn!n',.at 6 o'clock tor
out" , R
He turned on his heel and i
away. Ainsworth knew that the ptZ.
he had offered was merely a preta.
for an attempt to drive them off
claim. Charley was not at home attfe
time, but when he came in his titim
informed him of Harding's visit oj
what it meant The two sat dOTn h.
gether for a conference. If they Ui
known exactly bow their enemies we
Intending to proceed they woaH ha?
been able to make preparations Icteaj.
gently, but being without this infom
tion they did nothing.
Tom Ainsworth had spent most of
his life where shooting was in veg,,
without being himself armed, beeaut
he was opposed to both arming a&4
shooting, tbe former leading to the lat
ter. As for Charley, he said be knew
nothing about handling a revolrer, tad
any one who did would iiave such in
advantage of him that it would be bet
ter for him not to enter any shootiiij
match. Mrs. Ainsworth dreaded blood
shed and was in favor, if their oei!i
bors demanded the property, of giTitj
it up and recovering it by law. Ttoi
plan did not suit tbe father or tlx
son, who proposed to hold on to wbat
belonged to them.
The morning brought an end to ttj
suspense they felt. A few minutes aft
er 9 o'clock their neighbors bowrf
signs of an offensive movement Th
came out of their cabin and stood tak
ing together, casting occasional glancw
at the Ainsworth home. They wer
about 200 yards distant, tbe interr.
Ing ground being covered at Interval!
by protruding rocks, earth thrown up
from digging and an occasional tree.
Charley Ainsworth Insisted on bit
mother keeping In the cabin, behind
the log walls of which she would he
sa fe from bullets if any were tired.
Charley also persuaded his father to
remain Inside till he was called but,
the young man thinking it better that
be alone should receive their enemiea
and determine whether there was to
be fighting. These matters beinr ar
ranged, Charley went ontside and. pick
ing up a few round stones off tbe
ground, each about the size of goose's
egg. put them In his pocket
Charley did not wait lone before
learning that there was to be lighting
The toughs, thinking to frighten their
neighbors, started for the Ainsworth
cabin. eRch flourishing a revolver.
Harding leading the way ten pace
. ahead of the other two. Charley took
one of tbe stones from bis pocket and.
takiug aim, threw it at Harding and
hit him in' tbe stomach, knocking tbe
wind out of him and doubling him op.
The other two men didn't seem to
know just what to do. rresentiy they
both advanced to Harding, picked him
up and carried him back to tbe cabin.
Charley could see him between bk
gasps for brtath. evidently orgim
them to go for their enemy and shoot
him down. Murphy, cocking his re
volver, started on that errand, movlnt
forward to get within range, keeping
a tree in line between him and U
enemy. The ex-pitcher threw an "oct
shoot." The stone went circling around
the tree nnd took Murphy on the tem
ple. Murphy dropped and lay perfert'v
It was now Gnnn's turn to take ap
the fightr and. profiting by the expe
rience of his pals, he ran forward toi
breastwork of earth that had been
thrown out of a mine and with hi
eyes above it was taking aim with his
revolver at his opponent when hi
eyesight was seriously interfered with
from the dirt knocked up by a stone
that grazed the top of the barrier. Bi
ducked, while Charley kept seudin?
stones one of which, a drop, took bin)
in the ton of the head and. though it H
did not crack his skull, knocked tbe
life temporarily out of him.
This finished the fieiit. Harflini:
could by this time stand on his feet,
but was shaky. Murphy was still in
sensible. He died a few days later.
Gunn had hnd a bruise on the skull
tbat bad taken all the ambition out w
him. Charley called his father
sent blm off to the nearest ininiitf
camp for assistance. Tom returnea
with some friends a couple of hoan
later, but meanwhile no further dem
onstration bad been made by the en
Nor were the Ainsworth ever eeam
interfered with. They are now n-f
mine owners. Tom says tbat Charier
education in mining engineering
mighty valuable, "but It warn't notbiB
alongside of tbe way he larned to pit"
stonea around corners."
Feb. 10 in American
History. . '
on the property iu a hut It had built
1763-French and Indian war ended
by treaty of peace at Paris-
1876 Rev erdy Johnson, states".
died; borp 171HJ.
190-President itoosevelt proclaim
tbe neutrality of the United Mate
In the Russo-Japanese war.
J0O6 Paul Laurence Dunbar,
poet, died; born ISTi
The Aspect. ,
"The school board, the police t
and the Jail board are all la the linw
light at once for trouble." , tf
"Yes. it certainly does seem as ir
city public affairs were goln by
board." New York Journal. ;

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