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    SiU OREGON STATES51ATI. Salem, Oregon, Satnniay Bloniiag. Jaagair 71953-
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- From First Statesman, March 28, 1851
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Adjourn the Special Session 1 oday
11HE special session of the legislature is turning out the
JL mistake which we foresaw. It is devoid of leadership.
Its well-intentioned members are in a blue funk. Many of
them are not only without experience in state affairs but are
without adequate information on which to base intelligent
legislation.
The special session should adjourn today WITHOUT
taking any action of any kind with reference to balancing
the budget, and meet Monday in regular session.
It is a mistake to pass a blanket law making drastic
cuts in the budget which later may not be realized when the
regular session committees go over the budget item by item.
. It is a mistake to pass a law recalling the 3-mill prop
erty levy, at this time. This law is of doubtful constitutkm
ality anyhow; and if it is constitutional it may be passed in
the regular session.
To enact important legislation on the spur of the mo
ment may cause serious consequences to the welfare of the
state. The state's credit must be protected; but there is no
concert of opinion as to what should be done.
The sales tax, which was the particular objective of the
special session, is dead. No plausible substitute has yet been
worked out. .
ADJOURN the special session TODAY without passing
ANY of the proposed taxation measures. Start the regular
session Monday and give these questions proper deliberation.
Yesterdays
... Of Old Salem
Town Talks from The 8tates
maa of Earlier Days
January 7, 10O8
Seeing the great improvement
ia the paring of Court street, mer
chants on State street are begin
ning to think they had best bar
their muddy thoroughfare bard
surfaced.
A. M. Aapiawall of Brooks load
ed a car f loganberry tips for
foreign, shipment yesterday la the
hustling little city just north of
here. This is the largest shipment
of the plants ever to be made at
one time frost the Beaver state.
The city's threatened suits
against pall tax dellaf seats tn
bringing rapid results and raster
day City Recorder Meores wrote
out IS receipts far poll taxes
paid.
Hal D. Patton of the Fatten
Bros, book store Tester day filed
a petition In the count? clerk's of
fice, for bis nomination as a can
didate for the election to the low
er house of the legislature aext
June.
January 7. 102S .
Salem restaurant operators res
terdar Instituted In the etreuit
court injunction p r o a e d tegs
against Sam a. Koser, secretary
of state, and Johnny Jones and
Levi Bahmer, to prevent the op
eration of a restaurant la the
state houBe during the legislative
session which opens Meaday.
Jonas and Bahmer hare the con
cession from the state to rua the
restaurant.
Rising at the rate of three la
ches an hour, the Willamette riv
er reached the lt.f foot mark lat
night and continued higher. Train
and wire service were disrupted
between Salem and Albany, the
Southern Pacifio tracks washed
out and the state highway bridge
afloat near Jefferson. The high
way just south of Oregon City
and on both sides of Eugene was
flooded and impassable.
Willamina School Row
WILLAMINA is such a pretty name one would think the
people who live there would partake of the peace and
beauty that a name of such euphony imports. So they do for
much of the time, rarely figuring in the newspapers with
discords and wrong-doings. But recently a school row has
developed at Willamina, and so bitter did it grow that it
was taken to court, so it was, and the judge will have to de
cide a vexing question. The question is whether a 16-year old
senior may take a sixth subject in order to graduate in
June. That is the question but back of it is a dispute between
the principal and the girl's father, who happens to be a
member of the school board.
Just a school row, that is what it is. Doubtless the com
munity is "taking sides" for and against the principal. There
will be community dissension. People may pass each other on
the street without speaking. Hot words will fly. One need
only hang out his ears and in a few minutes he will hear
what some one said some one else said about somebody.
Rare is it that school rows get into the courts. Usually
the school organization handles its problems without resort
to civil suit. No matter which way the court decides in the
Willamina matter, the damage is done, and both parties
are losers. The school principal will have to move on, just
as the preacher does after a grand fuss in the choir. The
school board member may be licked at the next election.
The girl may or may not graduate in . June, it doesn't matter
a great deal which.
Our community life rests largely upon cooperation that
goes far beyond legal rights. Rushing to court is a confes
sion of failure to live cooperatively, making appropriate
concessions and compromises for the peace and harmony of
the community. The court of course is an improvement
over the club, the dagger and the fist; but mutual tolerance
is a great improvement over litigation. When the fuss fin
ally subsides at Willamina, the participants will wonder
what there was to get so agitated about.
PORTLAND More thaa $8000
In currency was stolen from a
prlrato bank here lust before
noon yesterday by a thief who un
locked a teller's wicket, scooped
up all the money In sight, and es
capee, xne teller was gone to
luncn.
The Safety
Valve - -
Letters from
Statesman Readers
BITS for BREAKFAST
By R. J. HENDRICKS-
Taxation With Representation
"V T Ha V XjIw SlUCe Wie lUUIlUIUJf xameis luuguv tire gwiiuuo
revolution and won for their ultimate posterity the sa
cred right of "no taxation without representation" has the
ensemble idea of levying taxes been exemplified as in the
Oregon legislature this year. There is scarcely an interest
which has not loudly vocalized its preferences and its com
plaints. The result promises to be stalemate, or else dras
tic and unreasoned action which the state will later regret
Svmnathies should eo out to the legislators who are in
the milling around stage. Rumors fly, facts are pulled out
of air, ideas germinate in fertile imaginations; it will be a
marvel if the legislature which lacks not only control but
effective leadership does not stampede.
There is no doubt the senators and representatives
want to hear and heed the voice of the people. With ears
open they will hear most everything, as follows :
"Enforce economy, cut down expenses, retrench."
"It is Impossible to retrench sufficiently. Additional revenue
must be provided".
"Everybody should pay some tax to the support of gov
ernment." ' "Soak the rick; exempt the little fellow.
"The sales Ux is unavoidable".
The sales tax Is the most vicious tax ever proposed .
"Increase the Income taxes".
There are no incomes left to tax; you must get money
' seme other way". , ,
The deficit is $4,000,000; the credit of the state Is ia
danger".
"The deficit is about a million; let it ride".
Confused voices, and sonorous they are, 31en forgotten
and unforgotten express themselves. With such discordant
counsels what is the legislature to do? Because no matter
what they do there is the threat of appeal to the people via
referendum. Let the people rule ; but how shall the represen
tative decide just who the people are? The liberties fought
for at Bunker Hill and Saratoga, we have them all right;
. but taxation WITH representation promises to be as diffi
cult as that made by royal decree.
Oregon Is honored this week with the visit of Dr. Inazo Nltobe,
a' member of the house of peers of Japan and former under-secre-tary-general
of the league of nations. Dr. Nltobe is a graduate of
western schools, and has had an eminent career ta politics and
diplomacy. Ho la giving many addresses in Portland. An effort
should bo made to have him come to Salem. Our cititens would be
' glad to hoar such a distinguished representative of Japan.
Influenza claimed a real leader In Oregon business when it
tsvAV c J. Dixon, tannager of the big egg cooperative of this state.
' Dlxoa took this organisation and made a big success of It Its bus
mi m fnn ono at SO.OQO cases a year in 1923 to 15,0t
" eases ta IS!. Tbo poultrymea relied greatly on Dixon's Judgment
' aad ability. His death will bo a great loss to one of tho important
- industries of the staia. ...;;''.-;v.
To the Editor:
Our legislature is beinx con
vened in special session to con
sider ways and means of rais
ing more taxes to meet a state
deficit, reported to be approxi
mately $4,000,000. On the sur
face, the choice is betwnpn
sales tax" and a state tax on
real estate. Permit a small tax
poyer to state that neither should
be considered at this time for
obvious reasons.
As an alternative to levying
new taxes, we suggest cutting the
state expenses to meet the pres
ent state income. This will be a
painful process, and will incon
venience many, and work hard
ship on some, but the operation
is necessary and must be endured.
There has been much talk
about cutting expenses, but it
has. been more or less general.
We understand' that some of our
legislators have asked for spec!
fie suggestions as to what.
where and how deep to cut We
hesitate to longer prolong the
agony, our suggestion is to cut
off all appropriations for higher
education and balance the state
Salem's first cannery:
Spirit of pioneers needed t
(Continuing from yesterday:)
It was stated ta yesterday's ar
ticle that the big bridge across tho
Willamette had Just been washed
out when tho proposition fori
erecting the pioneer cannery was
undertaken.
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That first bridge across the
Willamette, erected in 1811 (sev
eral yean before Portland had a
bridge spanning the river there),
went down before the flood Mon
day, February S, 1110, at i0 mln
ntes to 1 o'clock In the afteraooa.
Two men standing oa tho bridge
barely escaped with their Uvea.
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The articles of incorporation of
tho Salem Canning company, as
told yesterday, were filed five
days later, February t, list, and
the canvass tor sale of stock was
quickly concluded; all take by
Salem people, the balk of ft la
small amounts. The Oregon Pack
ing company plants, that grew
out of that pioneer enterprise, are
la the far-flung Del Monte chain,
greatest iu the world.
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The contract for the second
bridge, to bo baUt In tho same lo
cation, saving the approaches oa
both sides, was let April It by the
Marlon county court Polk ooanty
and the city of Salem eocpe rating,
and it waa completed December
28 of that year; 1190. Tho old
ferry franchise of Thomas Holnun
had been usod ia tho mean time.
The present bridge Is the third.
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The second bridge was torn
down after it had stood about II
years. It was built before the day
of auto travel, aad besides had
been slighted in the specified
amount of steel la Its structure
but that is another story that
need not bo told bow. It, too, had
outlived tho minimum time for
absolute safety In steel bridges
owing to uhoneycomblng,'familtar
to architects. Bo It was condemned
aad the present bridge contracted
tor; tho cost being arouad $260,
090. It is much stronger thaa
either of Its predecessors, and far
more beautiful.
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This bridge was dedicated Tues
day, July 30, 19 IS, when a crowd
of 20,009 participated. The larg
est number in uniform ever on the
streets of Salem were In the pro
cession. The weather was fine,
and it was a gala day. The World
war was on, and American forces
were in the thick of and leading
the last push, driving the thereto
fore impregnable German lines
back.
There was dancing in Marion
square all day, and stands where
concessions had been auctioned
off giving sales privileges did a
rushing business. The returns net
ted over $3000 for Red Cross and
other patriotic funds devoted to
the aid of our soldiers and their
families.
.
The privilege of leading the ve-
budget at one stroke.
In making this suggestion, we
realize we are not entering onr
name in a popularity contest. We
expect to be Bhowered with
brickbats and burned in effigy.
It is questionable, even in nor
mal times whether a state owes
her cititens a university or nor
mal school education. However
that may be, no sane person
should expect the state of Ore
gon to continue the State Uni
versity, the State Agricultural
college and the three State Nor
mal schools under present dis
tressing conditions. Of what avail
will our splendid Institutions of
higher learning be, if their con
tinued existance makes paupers
of thousands of our home own
ers, farmers and business men?
Let us swallow our pride and
face existing conditions!
C. BEECHKR SCOTT,
McMInnville, Oregon.
Daily Health Talks
By ROYAL S. COPELAND, M. D.
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Dr. CopelanS
By ROYAL S. COPELAND, M. D.
Cnl ted States Senator trom New Tork.
Former Commissioner of Health,
Xno York City.
TOO MAKT mothers look upon
wbooptng cough as a minor aad
harmless disease. This is a false na
tion. Whooping cough Is really a
serious disease
and must never
be considered
otherwise. It Is
one of the dan
gerous infections
of early childhood
and Is particular
ly serious when
It attacks ehfi
dren under five
years of age.
The disease is
caused by germs
which are spread
by eoucbinc and
sneezing. They
find lodgement tn
the Unlng of the
throat and windpipe where they set
up inflammation.
The mucous which pours out trom
the congested glands. Interferes wtta
normal breathing and causes marked
spaamu of coughing. Ia severe eases
the eraghing Is violent and the
breathing becomes almost lmposstbta
Uay I warn you against the dan
ger of deliberately erposing a child
to whcoplng cough? A child afflicted
with this disease should not be per
mitted to play with other children.
Often the disease Is overlooked, or ia
mint a hen for a simple cold or cough.
A chJl'I with a cold who Is neexlng
or coughing should be kept away
from cither children.
Syaspteaas ef Waoopiag Cogk
Persistent coughing to aa early
aiga oC waeoplag causa. The possi
bility r the disease should always be
suspected la a child who baa the
early symptoms of a bad cold. If, tn
me second week of Utness. the cough
becomes more severe and the child
vomits after severe spells of cough
Intv it. la very tOcely to be whooping
cougn.
The disease mar last from aia
weens to uuree meatus, It la so wear
ing that the best ef care and atten
tion are necessary. IX. during this
long period, the disease Is neglected.
the chad becomes weak, loses weight
and becomes susceptible to other dls-
easea, such as pneumonia and Influ
enza. Bear In mind that the danger
of whooping cough ta net the Infec
tion Itself, but the eonghlng aad
weakness caused by repeated spella
of coughing.
The attacks can be lessened by the
use of aa old-fashioned croup kettle
or inhalations ef certain soothing
substances. Burning a eucalyptus
cone or dropping compound tincture
ef benzoin on steaming hot water
alongstee of the baby's crib la bene
ficial.
The child's diet must be carefully
watched, no child should be fed
after his vomiting attacks so that
nutrition la net leei. Serve small but
frequent zaeau. Avoid dry aad Irri
tating foods, as crackers and cake.
Cleanse the mouth frequently with
bicarbonate ef soda solution. This
win help looses up the mucous 'plugs
and prevent gagging.
I cannot over-emphasize or toe
often repeat the aeoaasity of conatd-
enag wnoopmg oaugn aa a serious
allmeAt In an cases, It Is advisable
that the afflicted child be under the
personal supervision ef a physician.
Keep your child away from a chfld
with whooping cough and ta turn, a
your child has thla disease, do not
allow him to play with ether chil
dren. Answers to Health Queries
Tours Truly. Q. What should a
boy of tt. I feet Inches tall weight
2: How can 1 gain weight?
A He should weigh about 1U
pounda. This Is about the average
weight tor one of this age and height
as determined ay examination of xa
targe number of persona A few
pounds above or below the average
Is a matter of tittle or no significance.
2: Eat plenty of good nourishing
food. Exercise dally in the fresh air.
practice deep breathing. Get regu
lar hours of sleep and avoid poor
elimination. Take cod liver ofl as a
general tonic. '
(Conrtaku 194. f.r.1, icj
"THE' BLACK SWAN
"By Rafael
Sabatini
hleular parade across the new
bridge was sold by auction to Vick
Bros, for $500, and a Fordson
tractor, then newly Introduced.
led the procession. Mrs. Wm. C al
der, a Polk couaty fanner's wife,
was tho highest bidder tor tho
privilege of turning oa tho lights.
That lady had paid $199. She had
made a bid of $37S for leading
tho parade of vehicles.
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There was a reviewing stand.
occupied by dignitaries, laoladlag
Governor Jamas - Wlthyeombo,
and mualo and patriotic speeches
moved and Inspired the crowds.
To many, those scenes are re
called as of yesterday. But tho
ISth anniversary at that day will
sooa roll arouad, aad ta another
II years, If not before, wo win
hesr about tho possible crystallis
ation el Its steel strueture. Tho
minimum time of safety Is arouad
tt years; no ono knows tho max
imum; H may bo 99 or even T5
years, or -more.
The writer knows. How? Well,
on tho information of tho best au
thority then in Oregon, aad on the
acknowledged word of the late
County Judge Bushey, ha sounded
the alarm concerning tho unsate
nesa of tho second bridge, la 1919
or 191T; ho spread tt all over the
front pags of Tho Statesman
and this newspapers lost nearly
all of Its subscribers oa the west
side of tho river within a radius
of a tew miles of Salem. They pro
tested that It was a case of spread
ing needless alarm. But tt was not
tt was real aad tho danger im
minent of tho lose of lives and
property.
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It is likely that a concrete
bridge could bo built now at as
low cost as tho contract price of
the present steel bridge. This was
not a fact at the time, In 1918.
Aad, as far as aay one now
knows, a concrete bridge might
last "forever." Just how long is
"forever," however. Is a question
for future generations perhaps
far distant ones. No one can say
what is tho lite duration of con
crete. It is too new. Apparently,
however. It grows stronger snd
more enduring with age. even un
der water.
S
But this Is digressing. There
are many, many things possible,
in this valley of diversity, for suc
cessful exploitation, with the spir
it of the pioneers of tho covered
wagon days, and even of the
eighties and nineties, when Salem
secured her woolen mill and her
first cannery, built with local cap
ital. There are 100 and more ar
ticles of use and commerce that
can be made from our flax and
our possible hemp crops. There
are over 1000 kinds of cheese.
There are scores of uses for
prunes, walnuts, filberts and oth
er edible nuts, such as chestnuts
produced better and cheaper
here than elsewhere fn the world.
Native here are essential oil
plants, besides mint, to the num
ber of more than 60, from spear
mint to attar or roses, tnat ran
and eventually will be turned to
manufacturing and commercial
uses.
S
This is true of all the brassica
or cabbage family, and of corn
and the lentils, such as beans and
peas. Our pioneer cannery's first
principal packs were of peas and
swe'et corn. It is true of the fam
ily that includes such growths as
the clovers and alfalfas; true of
pears and a lot of other tree and
bush fruits, and strawberry plants
and their fruits; even of the late
ly adapted and developed varie
ties of figs; of grapes of the
American varieties.
m
There are literally hundreds of
opportunities for men of organ
izing ability to take the capital
that is already la the ownership of
our lands and whip it into coop
erative team work that would
make this valley the most solidly
prosperous ia all tho world. Fed
eral aid could bo had. A green as
paragus canning concern here
could become great
We need organisers who know
and who are crystal clear ia their
honesty and Integrity, to trans
form this valley Into tho nearest
approach to paradise tho world
has ever seen. Perhaps they are
growing up and being trained
now in our schools. If they are,
their ''acres of diamonds," leadlag
to unselfish service, high useful
ness aad complete ladepoadoaco,
are la their own hack yards, rath
er thaa ia distant places.
New County Heads
At Dallas Assume
Office; Sworn in
DALLAS. Jaa. 8 New county
officials took tho oath of office at
tho court house Tuesday aad be
gan their terms of office. Ia addV
tloa to the tiro aew members of
tho court house staff, tho old of
ficials who wort re-elected at tke-f
November electioa also renewed
their oath.
Hngh O. Black, retiring couaty
clerk, administering tho oath of
office to Carl O raves, aew eouaty
clerk, aad Claire MHler. now ehlof
deputy ta tho dork's office, Mr.
Graves administered tho oath to
Ed 0. Dunn, aow eouaty assessor;
Hubert Dunn, deputy assessor;
and William Boydstoa, new coun
ty treasurer.
CHAPTER rOKTT-rOTJR
fifty Tarda away tho mea at
work oa the hull of tho Black Swan
bad seen those preliminary signs
of an assaolt-ab-arms. Now, as tho
blades clashed and ground together,
tho swordsmen feeling each other's
strength, tools: were dropped, and
tho buccaneers came swarming
across tho beapa. Others who had
beea at rest leapt op to Jobs them.
They oama laughing and shouting
Kko chfldrea ta show. For there
was no opoctaeSo ia tho world theyj
loved bettor thaa this watch waa
aow offered to! them. The gold of
the plat soot srhkh might bo lost
to them by tan issue of that com
bat, if rextmabsxed at aS. weighed
for aothlns; at tho moment by eons
aarisoa with tho aombai iteetf.
HaUtweU aad JZlia,
sonata rp with then
tibia, and tamed to restrain Sundry,
who was angrily tasestins; that the
fight Brant at ail east bo stopped.
By tho time ho and his two eons
aanions roaehod tho soon, tap boo
oaaoers bad fcaatad a Sense ring
shoot the combatants through
which the shfntaaster sought tn
rata to break. I
Meanwhile, lajoexoSy waAchJtagf
taa fight, the beaneers langhed
aad cheered aad Boar their
moats freely as taa fighters, as tf
this wore Just
triesuQy eeatoat beiag played for
their STsnsomrwt.
Tho display waa certainly i
brave one, fully deserving the en
thusUsm H aroused ta the specta
tors, i
The swordsmanship of Tom
Loach was Us ono redoubtable ac
complishment Often la the past
had it been tested; for having oozaol
to account himself invincible, it had
afforded keenest delight to his
erode, feral nature to observe the
growing consciousness of helpless
ness, the agony of assured defeat
aad inevitable death la the oppo
nent with whom ho toyed before
finally dispatching him. Ho had
beea at pains to acquire his sJriIL
and hs supplemented tt at need by
a half -d oxen tricks picked up in
different parts of the world.
So it waa with an exultant con
fidence that h engaged this de
tested do Beraia, whose arrogant
existence alone offended his self
love, rendering him hideously COB
scions of bis own defects, and for
whose wife be was stark mad with
eovetousness. As Wogan knew, it
was not the Captain's intention to
kill the Frenchman. But having
defeated and -disabled him. be
would use this attack which de
Bernis had made upon him aa
pretext for cancelling the articles
between them Snd for having re
course to those fiendish measures
which he had yesterday disclosed
to Wogan. Tails, without further
preamble be would end the ex
isting situation. He would squeeze
the secret of tho Spanish plate fleet
from de Bernis and possess himself
of de Bernis wife. In the circum
stances none would deny him, but
if any did. Leach would know how
to deal with him.
For forty-eight hours now this
had been the evil dream of Tom
Leach, as he had shown Wogan yes
terday when ho opened his mind
to him so as to deflect the Irish
man's opposition.
And now, at: last, his cunning
had found a way to provoke the
Frenchman into single combat, and
here was de Bernis before his point,
at his mercy.
In that spirit Tom Leach went
into the engagement And because
of aO that hung upon it, despite
his confidence, he went Into it cau
tiously and craftily. Hs knew that
de Bernis enjoyed some repute as a
swordsman. Bat there was nothing
in this to Intimidate Tom Leach.
He had faced ta his time other
swordsmen of repute, and their re
pute had availed them little before
bis own superb mastery. . i
. Tl 1. An k(. . n mm
Aarue aa cm ib mt iua .uu.v-i
menta, aad crouching a JitUo as he
fought, be advanced and retreated
by little leaps, testing- the other's
guard at each disengage. r
Erect and easily poised, parrying
closely, and snaking: ao attempt to
break ground, do Bernis mocked his
antics, aad sent a shiver of laugh
ter througb the spectators.
Are wa fighting; Captain, or1
are we dandn a fandango"
Tho Jest, combined with tbo easy
firatneas of tho Frenchman's elooe
guard, which depended upon the
play of tho wrist alone, momentar
ily angered Leach, aad arged him
to attack wtta greater rury aad
rigour. Bat when at tho eulnsi
natieo of this attack, a swift, sod
den unexpected counter drove aim
back, he rooevered bis poise aad
grow calm again by instinctivo por
esptioa of the aeeeesrty for it He
i roaJMna by aow that he had
to do with a swordsman of more
than ordinary strength, and that
ho must go eatmooaly to work.
Bat ho lost none of bis eonfldonoo
In tho skd with which It aad
tarfflod him ta the past to send
many a tall fellow to bis account
Ha advanced again: and again
the blades sang together. He
thraat high. Do Bernis parried
lightly, axing tho forte of the blade
with groat effect, aad countered
promptly. Leach beat the blade
aside with bis left hand, and lunged
with confidence, so as to take the
other ia the shoulder, but only to
Cad his own blade sot aside la the
same maimer. Thla brought them
close to each other, each within the
other! guard. Thaa a moment they
stoes, eye to eye; then Loach re
covered, and leapt nimbly back,
Even as ho did so, do Bernis point
whirled after bint, swift as light,
ning. He parried; but he parried
late. The point driven straight at
bis breast, was swept by him up
and outwards; but not swiftly
enough. It ploughed a furrow ia his
right cheek.
Infuriated by that first ait and
even more by his near escape of
worse, be crouched lower than ever.
Ho was breathing hard, aad bis
face had become livid save for that
crizasea lino from which the blood
was running down his neck.
He heard tho excited chatter of
tho crowd, and the thought of this
humiliation suffered ia the eyes of
his followers served to steady him.
The disgrace of that wound must
be wiped out. He had been rash.
He had underestimated his antag
onist. He must go more carefully
to work. He must wear down that
infernally dose guard from which
de Bernis derived his plaguey
speea, Deiore attempting his grad
ual subjugation. Hitherto he had
.a a . ...
ica tne onslaught and had not
spared himself. He had better now
leave that to the other, let the
frenchman spend himself In vain
attack. And as if yielding to his
wishes, it was now de Bernis who
advanced upon him. and the
Frenchman's glittering point waa
everywhere at once to dazzle him.
It seemed to break up into two,
four, six, several points that came
at Leach at one and the same time.
so tnat whilst Leach instinctively
circled his blade so as to cover him.
self from this terrible ubiquity,
yet, pressed as he was, he found
himself falling back, again and yet
again, for very life's sake.
It was only when at the end of
a nan-dozen such disengages, de
a : - -is . . . .
uuuis iauing to iouow the Can
f .;.. i . i i . . r
iwt uacawaro leap. To:
Lecn couid at last pause for
breath, that the realization began
to break upon him, in furious sur
prise and mortification, that at last
ne, la whom past victories had bred
the Insolent conviction of Invinci
bility, had met his master.
Whilst ho knew nothing of the
assiduous practice with which de
Bernis had been exercising aad
keeping alive bis skill, yet ha began
to realize that he, himself, had
rusted for lack of sword-play, and
that, too confident of himself, ho
had neglected to preserve his speed
ta the only way ia which a swords
man may preserve it,
Into bis soul crept now tho hor
rible, paralyzing anticipation of
defeat and death which la the past
ho had with such gloating inspired
is others. As be. realized it, a.
change came over his face, which
a m saov . a.
waa grey ana smearea wita sweat
and blood. Za his eyes do Bernis
read tho despair that told of his
conviction of defeat, and feared
that perhaps, as a last treachery.
TaV aalat tkfee Aam Ida award
in tho hops thereby of forcing his
mom to tatervene. jest tans saewa
kaniun Am Hcrata nn ttfn n.
a time, hvt by a vigorous renewal
of tho attack compelled hint des
perately to guard himsrtg. And
now. aa ta the eeorsa of thai far.
lorn defence, tho Captain contln-
nea to zau aacx, as verais mocked
and insulted aim again.
WQl ye stand year gromd,
yea mangy dog? Or moat I foQow
you round the island la this heatf
Name of heaven! D'ye call yourself
a swerdamaal stand, yoa earl
Stand for once, aad rht!"
Thus apostrophised, fury mount
Ins; above bis terror. Leach not
merely stood, out ooanood forward
Eke a aanther. bat oar ta waata
his energy upoa space; for do Ber
nis, aioe-stepptng to avoid bis
charge, made him instantly spin
upoa his feet to meet tho thraat
with which from his disengage tho
frenchman riposted.
Tho Bremstitnde of Ma am a
eovery from that position of dis
advantage revrrea Leach's fading
eourare. It waa an evidence of Ma
strength and skilL He' had de
spaired too soon. There was ao
reason xor it. ue mignt yet pro
vafl. AH that ho must abandon waa
that hope of reducing; as ho had ia-
teaaea, a swordsman so formidable
as this opponent. That, however.
was no reason why be should not
succeed tn kiHiag him. There were
tricks ha knew. He had never yet
had reason to hare recourse to any
ono of them. But he had reason
aow. He would show this French
man something.
Ia his new found confidence, he
fenced closely untfl he found tho
position he desired, following upon
a parried thrust. He feinted ia the
high lines, aiming' at de Bernis
throat, and as the Frenchamn's
blade moved up. Leach went swift
ly under his guard, and with that
feline agility he commanded
stretched himself in a lunge; but
it was not an ordinary lunge; ft
was an extension of it in the Italian
manner, in which the whole body
of the lunger is parallel with the
ground and supported immediately
above it upon bis left hand. Thus,
like a snake, almost upon his belly,
he sent his point ripping upward
under de Bernis guard, assured
that he most spit him like a lark,
for there is no straight parry t
will deflect such a lunge once it is
well launched.
But do Bernis was no longer
there when the other's point drove
home. Pivoting slightly to the left,
he averted his body by making ia
his turn a lunging movement out
ward upon the left knee. So hard
driven had Leach made his lunge ia
his confidence of sending it home,
that, meeting no resistance, he was
momentarily off bis balance. A full
second st least must be delayed hi
hia recovery. But that recovery waa
never made. For ia that unguarded
second, de Bernis, whose queer, an
academic movement had placed him
low upon his opponent's lnlr
passed his sword from side to side
through the Captain's extended
body.
(Te B Cndaacrf)
Coprrlffct, IiJ. br Rafael Sabatial
Dwtnbated br SUa Features Sraaicatc. Xaa,
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