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e poor, tired ma washes (he dishes.
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;nv Rock Island. III. lEntereJ wt tas
' feestofrice as second-class matter.)
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i .TERMS Ten cer.ts pr week by car
1 vler. In Uock Iiar.d. S per year by mall
; In advance.
, Complaints of d-I!rery sorvle should
, te mad to the clrculticn department,
j Which should also be notified In aver
' instance where It Is desired to have
. j'Sper discontinued, as carrlerj bave to
aothorltr la the pr-rr.iJ.
' ? All commur.icati Jns of argu:ntntt:e
Baracter. political or rctlglous. muM
: l real name attached for publlca
: lion. No such articles will be printed
, ar fictitious slgnaturce.
; Trl'phonrs In all departments. Cen-
1 trai Union. Rock Inland 145, 1145 and
Monday, June 22, 1914.
household drudge? Does she talk
about a career for women while little
brother runs about with holes In his
pants and hair uacombod? Is she
afraid that the stain of toll upon her
dainty fingers might queer her with
her beet young man?
If so. put It down as a 10 to 1 shot
that els will end by becoming a fret
ful, discontented female, a nagger as a
wife or a "bachelor girl" whom chil
dren will fear and wise men keep
away from.
But If she pitches In to ma's relief,
sings as she elusts and sews and cooks.
tidies up the old home till It fairly
shines with charm, why. there's hope
for her, for good housewives are soon
going to be rare enough to be In de
mand, fa the story book, the prince,
you remember, often went courting In
disguise, taking his first peek Into the
kitchen. If what he saw there prom
I.vd favorable results, be retired,
donned his finery and reappeared at
the front door. There is a lot of
sense In fairy stories. As between
the bare-armed maiden In the rear of
the home, with the roses of hotaest In
dustry in her cheek, and the dolled-up
Indolent on the front porch the prince
never was fooled, not for a minute.
Capital Comment
Congressman from the Fourteenth District.
' S Former Pre silent Roosevelt says he
will not run for governor of New York,
iiuj wants to be tho next president.
Jr. .
S It Is now regarded as good form to
type" love-letters. If rubber-stamped
( Signatures also are permitted, hus
J bands of grand opera stars and actress
; ef will breathe easily once more. Great
i : science.
' f -A youth of 19 has been sentenced to
JnUi at Jroaton. Ohio. The only way
tr become r-concill to this decree of
;tie law is th; knowledge of tho fact
'.tkat the culprit brutally murdered
three people, two of them a defense-1
lens woman and her young daughter.
He should be no more afraid to meet
-Bis fate and square the account with
the law than he was afraid to send
Ms victims to their doom.
V Throughout the long contention over
She Woodmen affairs The Argus beg
ged for peace. Recognizing that differ
ences, and even serious difference of
opinion as to policy, are unavoida-
ble, and that In an organization found
ed on the American principle of pop
ular government, there are bound to
be factions, it repeatedly expressed
;the hope that in the end it would be
demonstrated that after all the war
ring elements would prove that in first
'principles they are Woodmen, and that
the order would come out of the fray
unscathed and as strong as ever.
This, it id believed. Mill be the out
come of the Toledo couveotion, where
the majority has ruled, and the admin-
. lstration has triumphed. Hock Island
will extend greet in? to tho returning
delegates, proud of being the home
city of the greatest fraternal society in
the world, proud of its achievements,
its accomplishments in benevolence,
fraternity and charity, and firmly
trusting that the seeds of discord have
disappeared, and that it will flourish
as of yore.
In the words of tho hero of Appo
mattox, "Lot us have peace."
More than 40.000,000 Red Cross
Christmas seals were sold last Decem
ber, according to a report Issued by
the National Association for the StuJy
and Prevention f Tuberculosis, and
Che American Red Cross report for
anti-tuberculosis work in various parts
of the United States.
The sale In 1913 is a gain of 4.000,-
000 over 1912. or 10 per cent. It .'s
hoped that this year the 50.000.000
mark will be reached. The seal de
sign for 1314 has been selected and
orders for th printing of 100,000,000
seals have been placed. Plans for the
organization of a larger sale this year
than ever before have been perfected.
(New York state led In the country
last year with a sale of over 10,500,000
seals, or one for each man, woman and
child in the state. Of this number,
more than .C,82j,00O were sold outside
of New York City. Ohio came next
with a sale of 2.R00.0OO, Wisconsin
third with 2.700,00(1. and Illinois fourth
with 2.800,000. Hawaii sold the most
seals per capita, the total sale being
(Special Correspondenco of The- Argus.)
Washington. June 20. Within a few
days Uncle Sam will begin the biggest
Job of detecting which be has ever un
dertaken. There
are some 700,000
tax doCgers in tho
United States
dodgers of the in
come tax and it is
Uncle Sam's Job to
ferret them out
with such thor
oughness that it
will be an object
lesson, the good ef
fects of which will
be felt for years to
The government
will undoubtedly
call in an immense
force of detectives
to aid in this work.
Besides the regu
lar force of inter
nal revenue depu
ties, a body of men
numbering several thousand, it Is like
ly that the secret service branches of
several other departments will be call
ed upon to aid in hunting down the
tax dodgers. It is to be a man-hunt on
a scale never before seen in the United
"A man is a fool who attempts to
avoid the income tax." said Commis
sioner of Internal Revenue Osborne
several weeks ago, and the commis
sioner knew exactly what he was
talking about when he made that
statement. For the future fiscal wel
fare of the United States since it is
the plan of statesmen to gradually in
crease the income tax and other forms
of direct taxation, and gradually aban-
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don indirect taxation it is essential
that the income tax be started off with
a collection of the most complete sort.
Consequently it is likely that the full
power of Uncle Sam as a detective will
be thrown into this work of finding
the tax dodgers. The same intelli
gence and cunning which has upset
the shrewdest of counterfeiters and
smugglers will be employed to run
down income tax dodgers. The trail
ers of bank thieves, of white slavers,
of border gun runners, of conspirators
against the government, of mail swin
dlers of all the various classes of crim
inals which the government is called
upon to apprehend and punish, will
now take the trail of the tax dodger.
The fraraers of the income tax law
calculated that the collection would
be about 154,000,000 the first year.
They estimated that the number of
citizens who would come within the
tax would be 1,600,000. The actual re
turns have fallen far short of the esti
mates. To date the assessments are
only 130,750,000, with some 800,000 per
sons making returns. The government
sleuths therefore will set out on the
trail of 700,000 dodgers and, 123,250,000
in taxes.
The task is not so difficult as many
might imagine. The detectives will
have access to the books of banks and
corporations. Those whose incomes
are above $3,000 a year are generally
well known in each community. The
dragnet will be fine meshed, and tfie
government does not expect many
dodgers to escape. Heavy penalties
are prescribed for evading the tax, and
the government will undoubtedly at
tempt to exact these penalties to the
last penny as part of the object lesson.
The Daily Story
The End Of a Duel By Euth Graham.
Copyrighted. . r Associated Literary Bureau.
glory above
That will do for the
lame and the blind.
But it isn't business.
A Chicago busi
ness man saya that
jao business man'
i could live up to'
.tbs principles of
.the rolden rule.
Oh. let's have'
dona with the!
Golden Rule,
For It Isn't bust-!
It may do for tha
dreamer still or.
the fool.
But It Isn't bust-'
Let the poet sing
on of brotherly,
And the Joy
that is earned
through belnz
-Let the preacher
prate on of
meek and the
to gouga
Tou may fall. If you please,
where you can.
But that isn't business:
Tou may hat to bear hard on another
But It Isn't business!
Tou may scorn to undo one who's weaker;
than you.
And seek no more than you know you've.
Tou may treat other men as you'd have
them treat you.
But, beaten and poor, at last you'll have
learned '
That It isn't business,
Must we deem it
somewhat over two for each inhabi
tant. Rhode Island came second with
a sale of two per person.
Beginning with a sale of 3,500,000 in
190S, in six seasons the revenue which
these little holiday seals have brought
to the anti-tuberculosis campaign has
more than tripled, an aggregate for the
period of over Jl.800,000, or 180,000,000
A grandly idealistic project has re- women, and open fields and athletic
The federal children's bureau of the
department of labor is planning to
' make a careful investigation into the
causes of infant mortality. In the
United States. 300.000 chlldrda less
' than a year oM die annually.
' At the request of Mis Julia Lathrop,
chief of the bureau congress has ap-
propriated $164,640 for the prosecution
.of this and kindred work of investiga
tion. Next in importance to infant
, mortality is considered labor condi
tions among children.
, If the various states were enforcing
adequate laws for the compilation of
vital statistics, many of tho social evils
which now provoke formal investlga-
- tlon could be treated scientifically. No
business house would attempt to fix
prices or to accept big contracts with
' out knowing precisely the unit costs of
production. Public business, for its
successful conduct, requires the same
attention to detail.
; The filing with proper city or county
officials of vital statistics should bo en
forced by drastic penalties.
If the joplnlcns of courts "are con
.. vlnclng arguments to Justify their con
clusions." as fx-Presldent Taft inti
Dated in his JPhl Beta Kappa oration
jt Harvard, how is It that members
of the courts themselves so frequently
remain unconvinced? This is the ques
tion asked by the Philadelphia Rec-
crd. Nearly all of the treat cases In
ryalving interpretations of the constl
' tutlon were decided by a sctai major
. Ity of the Ju&ge of the supreme court.
Ia the income tax dacis'-on one of the
members of the court reversed him
self over night, and In the legal tender
.case the Jlrst Judgment of the court
: was adverse to the legal money qual-
. Ity of the greenbacks. It takes two-th'-rds
vote of both houses of ccngrejs
.and a maJor!tycf three-fourths of the
state legislatures to amend the state
;ocstltut:on. cad it is a fair subject
'for argument whether more than a
kare majority of a court should not be
required to give an immutable inter
pre ts tlon or to annul an act of legisla-
-xne old rule was that doubU as
'to the const!tntlonallty of a law should
- be) resolved 1q it, tmror. When four
Jadges hold out against a majority of
' live the existence of doubt might
reasonably t inferred.
cently been launched by an interna
tional organization known as- the
"World Conscience society." The de
tails and plan were conceived and per
fected after 10 years of altruistic labor
and study on the part of Hendrik
Christian Andersen, an American-
Scandinavian sculptor residing In
Rome, assisted by some 40 sculptors,
artists, engineers, architects, and sci
entists, and has for its object the es
tablishment of an ideal world city
where all international activities are
to have their home and inspiration.
A review of the massive and beau
tifully illustrated volume which em
bodies the plan in its details was re
cently published in the monthly bulle
tin of the Pan-American union.
"This proposed international city,"
writes the reviewer, "Is to be a city
of light, health, wide avenues, parks.
playgrounds, fountains, lagoons and
noble buildings. It is to be a city
without slums, a city of efficiency, con
venience and beauty. Not only In
be the ideal city, but it is Intended
to become the intellectual, artistic and
practical international capital of the
world; a clearing house for the various
social, cultural, scientific and political
aspirations of humanity.
"As designed it will cover some 10
square miles of ground. Its archi
tectural plans are so drawn that It
can be built at almost any spot ac
cessible to the sea that the nations
may choose. While there is ample
room within the limits of the city for
the homes of the permanent inhabi
tants and the necessary business and
manufacturing plants, the heart of the
city is composed of buildings adapted
to the unification of international in
terests. These are grouped into three
centers devoted respectively to sci
ence, art and physical culture. The
scientific center is connected with the
center of art by the broad avenue of
nations, flanked on either side by pal-
quadrangles for international exposi
tions and contests."
The estimated cost of creating such
a city, according to the author of the
plan, would not be over $100,000,000,
a sum that would not severely tax the
resources of the governments of the
world if equitably distributed. The in
ternational committee of the organi
zation is to determine the site and
location of the city at its meeting next
year. Numerous places have been
mentioned, such as the Dutch coast
near The Hague; the Riviera, near
Cannes; Turvueren, near Brussels;
St. Germain on Laye, near Paris; the
Marmora coast, near Constantinople;
the New Jersey coast, near Lakewood;
the Isthmus of Panama; and recently
the island, of Cuba. Many leaders in
art, science, education and world poli
tics in the various countries of the
civilized globe are taking an active
interest in the movement, and the
meeting of the international commit
tee next year will create a world-wide
Couple Wanting to Marry Obliged
by Coatless Pedestrian.
Granite City, 111., June 22. Dennis
Fennell of Granite City and Miss Anna
Stevrtis of Detroit obtained a mar
riage license and went to the parson
age of the Niedringhaus Memorial
Methodist Episcopal church to be mar
ried. The pastor, Rev. Charles A.
Beckett, was out of tovn.
They reentered a taxicab and gave
the chauffeur a commission to find a
preacher. The chauffeur stopped the
first man that came along. His coat
was off and he carried an umbrella
and looked like a minister.
The man said he knew where a
preacher lived and bade them follow
him. In a few minutes they were back
at the Methodist parsonage. The man
learned that Pastor Beckett was away,
and then Mrs. Beckett asked him why
he didn't marry the couple. He said
he was willing, if Mrs. Beckett would
accept the fee for the use of the wom
en's organization of the church.
That suited Mrs. Beckett, and the
man told Fennell he was the Rev. W.
H. Pool of Olney, 111. The ceremony
was performed and Fenhell gave $10
for the women of the church.
Has It come to this?
Then adieu to business!
Let us back to the fields and the plow
and the hoe.
And have done with- business.
Yet, because some weeds have grown
rank and tall
Ehall we say no flowers may bloom
There Is greed, but It hasn't engulfed us
And honor Is still In the hearts of men
Who are doing business.
Tied Down to Business.
"Doctor." said the physician's wife
"why don't you take a good long rest?
Go away somewhere and enjoy your
self. You're working yourself into
your grave. You haven't been out of
town for five years."
"My dear," the celebrated practi
tioner said, "I do not dare to leave.
If I did so most of my patients would
discover that they could get along
Just as well without me, and my prac
tise would be ruined."
Nothing to Worry About.
"Good, heavens!" exclaimed the
bridegroom when they had been con
ducted to their apartments.
"What is the matter, dearest?" the
frightened bride asked.
"I believe I forgot to register you."
"Oh, never mind. When mamma
and I registered several months ago
they told us we wouldn't have to do
It again until next fall."
Louis Morehead, convicted at 18 in
covmgton. Ky, of murder, goes to
prison for life.
wiuiam uraay.n.D.
Some Plain Facts About Meat.
Hard physical labor may be done by
men who never eat meat, and with en
durance equal to or better than men
who do -eat meat. There is probably
more harm than good in the "meat
three times a day" notion of the Ameri
can workman. He would be healthier
and happier if he ate less meat and
more vegetable protein, or nitrogenous
food, like beans, peas and nuts.
There is no difference between red
meat and white meat in the diet of
aces which will house embassadors Persons who have Joint troubles. This
and delegates representing their re- ou-iuonea iaea nas long since oeen
snective nations. It has for Its crown- d'oPPed. White meat is Just as good
Inir motif the t'z&ntic tower of urn. or bad r meat la the diet
gress. which rises to the height of ui. m uio uitm, Uigien
1.000 feet or more. On the summit of lOBa lal mear. uus ana lats tena to
this tower w ill be installed a wireless delaT digestion In the stomach.
telegraphy plant and on the lower! Mutton is perhaps the most nourish
floor of its colossal base will be found ,n. the mfit digestible and the most
a world printing press.
The tower rises in the midst of a
circular space set apart for interna-
economical meat to buy.
Both beef and pork or ham are dan
gerous to eat unless thoroughly cook-
tlonal congress buildings for medicine, I ed- The cause of tapeworm in man is
surgery, hygiene, law and criminology. I eating raw or half-cooked beef or
electricity and invention, agriculture I pork.
and transportation, all of which are I Getting Nourishment From Meat.
provided with halls, libraries, rous- The strength Of meat Is In the solid
eums and accessory offices. To the I meat and not in the broth. The broth
northeast is the International hall of tastes appetizing, stimulates the appe-
justice and to the southwest the tern- tlte i and stimulates the circulation
pie of religions. Completing the con- slightly, but it does not feed the pa-
ception stand an International bank or tlent. The only way the patient can
clearing house and a world reference get the real nourishment out of meat
library, while in gardens near by are is to eat the meat,
found the international institutes of Meat undergoes putrefactive chanee
higher learning. The art center Is In the digestive tract more readily than
connected with the physical culture other kinds of nitrogen. Hence non
center by means of gardens devoted meat diet is advised for various lntes-
to horticulture, natural history, soology tlnal and digestive disturbances, also
and botany. An imposing temple of for the relief of certain general symp-
art, forming the chief monument ofjtoms attributable to absorption of the
this center, has been planned with by-products of putrefaction into the
'Now that school Is over, you ran
forecast daughter' future br watch-
. tsx what aha does. . Coca afce sit la the J natatorlum, gymnasia . tor men and
re-. - , . ,
spacious halls and galleries for sculp
ture and painting, surrounding a vast
auditorium. The physical center is
Intended to facilitate a world reunion
of athleticism and to promote the sci
entific development of the human form
la all nations. A vast etadiuin is Its
central feature. Naar It is a large
Effect on Blood Pressure.
Excess of animal meat in the diet
tends to raise the blood pressure. For
this reason the amount of meat is
reduced in the diet of patients who
have such arterial diseases as apo
plexy or Brlght's disease.
In gout, which is extraordinarily rare
in America, all nitrogenous foods, both
animal and vegetable, are concerned
in the production and deposit in the
Joints of urate salts. Therefore it is
futile to cut out beef, pork or mutton
and substitute an equal supply of en
ergy in the shape of fish, eggs or
vegetable nitrogen. Most of the gout
In America occurs among the poorer
classes. In fact, gout is usually a poor
man's ailment.
Questions and Answers.
IL C. R. asks: 1. How do we get
the malaria parasite known as the
host? 2. Can the anopholes mosquito
carry it without previously having bit
ten an infected person?
Ans. 1. Man is the host; anopholes
mosquito Is Intermediary agent. 2.
O. B. asks: Isn't a licensed, grad
uate druggist capable of treating minor
Ans. The college course in phar
macy teaches nothing whatever about
diagnosis or treatment. The druggist
knows as much about treating minor
ailments as a silkworm knows about
e e
L. M. K. asks: 1. Is the exclusive
use of distilled water advisable for
drinking purposes? 2. In regard to
the sun baths advocated In one of your
recent articles, can the same effects
be obtained through clothing?
Ans. 1. No. 2. No. If exposure
of the naked body Is Impossible, then
a very porous covering may be used.
with longer exposures.
The Thing for Her to Do.
"The other day in New Tork a man
sold his wife's shoes to get money
which he spent for beer."
"Well, there seems to be only one
thing for her to do."
"What's that?"
."Put on his shoes and then kick:
"Father says
you really must
not stay here
later than 11
o'clock, after
"Pshaw! Why
should he care?
He owns stock in
the electric light company, and prob
ably gets reduced rates."
His Resolutions.
There was a man In our town
Who made a resolution;
"I'll drink no more." he said.
It hurts my constitution."
For one whole week he bravely kept
His lips away from "llkker,"
And then resolved that he would let
His constitution flicker.
"Tour husband is inclined to be
practical, isn't her
"I should think he was. While we
were on our wedding trip he put in
most of his time getting material for
a new lecture."
Dr. Brady will answer all questions pertaining to health. If your Ques
tion is of general interest it will be answered through these columns: if not
it will be answered personally if stamped, addressed envelope is enclosed.
Dr. Brady will not prescribe for individual rases or make diagnoses. Ad.
dress all letters to Dr. William Brady, care of The Argus, Rock Island, 1U.
Tho Truth About It.
"Do you . think Englishmen really
lacK the sense of humor?"
"No. They merely can't see anything
runny in American humor, because so
much of it Is made so that the joke
Is on the Englishman."
Not All Dead.
"Pa. why is It that the great men
are all dead?"
"The great men are not all dead, my
son. The trouble is that a great man's
greatness is never discovered until
he Is dead."
Carrying It Too Far.
"Do you think that railroad is over
xes. Daaiy. The president of It
died, the other day. of. water on the
nj.f.ui Cnild.
Caller My. what a big girl you arc
getting to be! Vou'U soon be able to
help your mother about th h.u..
Ethel Oh. I do thst already. When
ever she snys "For goodness' sake. r
out of my way!" I do lt-Phlladelphia
Darin the middle of the lust cen
tury, when the old plantation system
was an institution In the southern
states, there were custom which have
now become a thing or tee past
Among the most notable of these was
settling disputes according to the code
In the north at the opening of the
.wnnrw ttia aacrlfice of one of the
most gifted of American statesmen,
Alexander Hamilton, gave dueling Its
auietus. In the south it lasted much
lonirer. In Tennessee long after toe
Hamilton-Burr tragedy Andrew Jack
on fought under the code. It remain
ed for a girl to show the people of that
state by a few caustic words how far
the world had gone beyond a custom
advocated by one no less notable than
a president of the United States.
It was shortly after the Mexican war
that Miss Belle Conway went to Ten
nessee from Ohio to take the position
of governess in the family of Colonel
Rathoone, a retired planter. That was
before it became customary for young
ladles to earn thdlr own living. Miss
Conway had been educated In Connect
icutwestern girls and boya osuaiiy
went east In those days for an educa
tionand had evinced a superior mind.
She had not long returned from school
when her father died, leaving his fam
ily without an Income. There was
then a field In the south for teachers.
and northern graduates were sought
Miss Conway -waa comely, but not
beautiful. She possessed character,
and it showed Itself In ber personnel.
Character In hep was allied with good
sense. She was more self reliant than
most of the southern girls of that day,
whose intellectual and practical facul
ties were not readily developed under
a system wherein their slightest re
quirements were attended to by their
Miss Conway was treated as a mem
ber of the Rathbone family, and where
they were Invited she was Invited. She
did not capture those she met as some
dazzling southern beauty would have
done In the north, but from the first
there was a steady growth In her fa
vor. Girls of her own age were not
jealous of her; they rather admired
ber for the possession of those traits
which they did not possess themselves.
for with them beauty and coquetry
were more in keeping with their sur
roundings than Intellect. As for the
young men, they saw In ber something
different from that to which they had
been accustomed and were gradually
attracted to it.
Fortunately there was no son of
Colonel Rathbone of an age to fall in
love with the governess. The man
who was most thrown with her was
Archibald Dabney, who had recently
returned from the University of Vir
ginia,, where henad studied law, rather
with a view to using it In political life
than as a profession. Mr. Dabney
was Just the man to be attracted to
such a girl as Miss Conway. While
she was northern born and bred, be
was representative of the best there
was In the south.
Mr. Dabney found Miss Conway
companionable. He loved to talk with
her express his opinions to her and
get hers. While he did not realize It
she was magnifying his views on
many subjects, and this Is doubtless a
reason why he found her Interesting,
for he had that caliber of brain which
Is capable of development and could
recognize a better position than one he
held and step up on to it. Neverthe
less, as a typical southerner born and
bred under the peculiar systems then
In vogue In the south, be could not
step over that gulf of Ideas which
separated him from a progressive
Mr. Dabney's pleasant intellectual
companionship with Miss Conway re
ceived a sudden shock. A planter,
Markland Carr, a few years older than
Dabney. a widower who was looking
for a wife, saw her and, benefiting by
the experience of a married man. was
struck with the idea that Miss Conway
was exactly -the woman he wanted to
preside over his household. He straight
way began a courtship as a widower
would naturally conduct such an affair.
He did not dally, and he did not make
undue baste; be planted bis foot firmly
on each step and. when ,he considered
it advisable, took another step.
The moment Mr. Dabney realized
Mr. Can's intentions a great revolution
sprang up within him. It had suddenly
been revealed to him that he could not
spare Miss . Conway. His manner to
ward her changed at once. From an In
tellectual companionship he stepped
Into friendliness, and from friendliness
became tender. Indeed, considering the
rate at which his rival was proceeding,
be felt that be had no time to lose.
Both suitors were prevented from
making a declaration by the fact that
they met with jio definite encourasrn.
ment from the lady. Mr. Dabney was
uncertain: Mr. Carr did not recognize
a sign indicating an invitation to speak.
Each suspected the other's Intentions
and each supposed that the reason he
did not get the requisite encouragement
was that the other had the preference.
AM thin made the usual bad blood
lhat exists between rivals. Unfortu
nately, Mr. Dabney was Just entering
me ueia or pontics as a Whig, and Mr.
Carr had for some time been a promi
nent iemocrat The election th land
ed one of the two leaders in ,T
upon Carr political status was a sott
flcatlon to him tfjot If be wanted lliw
Conway be must fibt for her, not wfta
his fists, but with the weapon eo.
inonly used among gentlemen In the,
days, a Derringer pistol. DahDey atit
no reply to Carr calling biin a liar, br.t
later sent a friend to him demanding',
retraction and an apology for the
suit Carr refused either to retract r
apologize, and a meeting was arranged
between the two men.
The political discussion that had tt
en place between her two suitors ab4
the insult one had given the other so&.
came to the ears of Belle Conway, tn
It was public property. Indeed, It wai
commented upon by every newspaper
In the county. No one but the prioeiMk-
In the affair knew the real cause of the
difficulty Denina toe one that was pot
forward to the world. There was n
mention In the Journals of a probtbi ?i
duel between the two men. hn k . -
. - . MCIf
was an expectation or one.
Miss Conway saw a mention of th,
trouble In print, but had no idea of Its
purport. She neither realized that so
slight an affair would lead two men to
try to kill each other nor had the faint,
est suspicion that she was the real
cause of it. She could not understand
how so gentlemanlike a person as Dab
ney could accuse another gentleman of
Impure motives or how the other could
fling back the accusation In a way the
considered fitted only for a rowdy.
Nevertheless she knew enough of
southern customs to realize that so
gentleman there could call another a
liar without serious consequences.
During the morning a carriage vai
driven up to Colonel Rath bone's noose.
and a Ja ay augntea. a lew mlnotes
later a colored servant came to Misi
Conway, who was at work with thi
children, and said:
"Missy Belle, Missus Dabney down in
de parlo and wants to see yo" right
Miss Conway looked at the messen
ger with astonishment. Why should
the mother of Archibald Dabney wiib
to see ber and so hurriedly? Iaring
the children and their lessons, she went
at once to the parlor. There she found
the caller evidently moved by a great
"Miss Conway," said the latter, "an
yo' aware of the cause underlying this
quarrel between my son and Mr. C&T
"I am aware of no cause except a
political difference."
"That Is merely a pretext To art
the real cause."
"Yes, yo. Had yo shown a prefer
ence fo' one or the other this unfo'to
nate affair would not have occurred."
"Why Is It so unfortunate?" asked
Miss Conway anxiously.
"My son and Mr. Ca' are going to
fight a duein
"Fight a duel? When where?" ,"'
"I don't know."
"I must see these men, and together.
I will decide between them at once."
It would be impossible for Miss Con
way to see them together. There was
' but one way for ber to act in the mat
ter. Mrs, Dabney promised to find oat
If possible when and where the affair
was to take place, and Miss Conway
was to be there and make an effort to
stop It
The next morning at sunrise In aa
open space In a wood near Mnrfrees
boro, while seconds were pacing off
the ground for their principals to fight
on, a carriage containing Miss Conway
drove up, and the lady stepped oat
She was greeted with astonishment by
the dueling party.
"Gentlemen," she said, yoa men of
the south are men of honor. As sack
I ask to know if I In any way enter
Into the cause of this affair."
The question was received in silence.
"I have the word of one whom
neither of you would question that If
I had shown a decided preference for
either of you this affair would not bavt
occurred. If my Informant is correct
and yon will drop this quarrel I will
decide between you."
Though there was no reply It was
evident that both principals assented
to the proposition.
"Do you promise V asked Miss Con
Both men bowed an assent
"Very well. I would not on any ac
count ally myself with cither one of
two men who would fight for me in
stead of making me the sole arbiter
between them."
She turned and re-entered her car
Neither of the men helped her into
It, each giving way to the other. Whea
the lady had gone Dabney said to
Mr. Carr, as the aggressor In tbla
quarrel I feefit Incumbent upon mo
to recall what I said to you at the
club." -
It was subsequently announced that
explanations and apologies had passed
between Messrs. Dabney and Carr.
After this affair there w?r n duels
between persons of prominence in the
south. The custom died as it had died
In the north. But Dabney after a time
renewed his suit with success.
- war
witn Mexico in the presidency was
coming on. Carr supported Lewis Cass
ana Dabney entered the field for Zach.
ary Taylor. There was nothing In this
to antagonize the rivals, but, both want
ing tne same woman, It helped to do so.
une evening at a social club when
politics was being discussed Dabnev
cast an aspersion on Carr's motives In
supporting nig candidate, and Carr
gave him the lie.
In those days to call a man a Har
was to receive a blow In return. Rut
these two men understood each.arhr
i)th knowing that Dabney's .aspersion i
June 22 in American
1837 Paul Charles Morphy. long tn
world's champion chess player,
born In New Orleans; died there
1SS Captain W. S. Schley's relief pr
. ty reached Cape Sabine and res
cued lieutenant A. W. Greely and
six others, only survivors of U14
Greely polar expedition to
Franklin bay.
1898 General Shafter's corps made tl
first landing on Cuban soil at Da''
Quiri. .
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