THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL, SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, NOV. 4, 1916. FANTASY SIERR By ROBERT MACK AY Copyright, Th Frank A. Muney Ct A 8 toon as I was absolutely cer tain that my friend could breathe no more that the ken blade of the bowle which I had thrust into his heart had done Its work I laid tho body at full lenath n the table In our cabin, and, plac lug a clmlr beside It, -I aat down end took the dead man's hand In iiitne. H had been a good antf honest pn-tner. He and I had strut-sled aitttnst adverse hopes, until fortune llnally condescended to aintle on us . .vltli unwonted fervor. He, a man of twelve lustrums, I, a man of six wo had dlved and picked, and blast ed our way Into the mountains for yenn, until we had brought forth o liiiii'h gold that we were unable to eatlmiite Ua value. In all tho vast iliiimln In the sierras, known as (Jrlnnell's, no other miners could hUovv as much good luck as Dick ll'tltry, th.' limn whom I had Just billed, and myself. Kick Moltry hud the courage of a lion, and the heart of a child. Hla .virtues were honesty, Intultlvo per-' jL'eptloii, religious inurement, and great courage. Hla vices were a. greed for gold and a latent feeling sainst mankind, the latter being tho 1 1-non why lie had sought tho soli tude, of the mountains. My love for adventure had induced me to form k partnership with him, Its most se ductive feature In the beginning being that we were to end our days in the 'iwllds of the mountains that ' one should cot leave the. other until tiaath. .:i jfJTM und other compacts were denied with the Immutable stamp of liVinor. Time finally revealed to ma h Inexpediency ana rotty or -such partnership, ana onen ai ntgnr, tiert Moltry and I sat in our cabin, would aak him to tell me what ha Intended to do with the box of gold that occupied a, corner or tn room. 11A told me that when he died It iiwould all be mine that all the groat .Bliirra wealth, for which we had (tolled so lucessontly, would be nilne V-all mine. I When' he died I Lo, how t had Waited and prayed and even sunaj rir the time to. come. How I had h wakened every morning for years, knowing that it I would have, Bcea f The Wheat A Tells the Story o! Western Canada's Rapid The heavy crops in Western Canada have caused new tvcnrHstn he made in the hanrilitiiiof (rains bv railroad. Vnr ivhil th movement of theae heavy been wonderfully rapid, the resources of the dnierent roads, despite enlarged equipments and increused facili tic, have been strained as never tx'tore, and previous records have thus been broken in all directions. The largest Canadian wheat shipments through New York over known me reported tor the period up to October 15th. upwards of four and quarter million bu.hcU antl rhU vni hut th nverflnw nf aliinmtnfs " .sv. ments were much lamer titan to New ' " t YMila a lilph u 90 buaheli of wheat ThuUMUMUof AmtTiean farmers have Uknn . pruvt art) inn tow ami irtNf noraMHinwi niuu arw vnmiy wciimi m tjuuu r - luciihtUi, convenient to churrlwa. sciKMiU, nmrhtfta, runway. 'inert l no wnr mi on itinn witu im votisu'iipiiou. Writ rr Illu4trau-it imiiiittln, kUumU railroad raUt . and Qttwr luiunualttMi lo J. R. Brieve, Cr. Jjokjne, ranndltii Cumtiawnt Aant. No Pas sports are Necessary to Enter Canada SINGLE TAX REPEATEDLY DE FEATED. Tim first iiiiti.itlve nirnmirp on this year's linllot now iinmeil Hie "Full Ren tal Value I .nnd Tux nnd Hninomnkora' .on n Fund Amendment" is the same vinule- tux scheme that has. adorned the liullut year after year, this time wearing u new dress nnd lienrintf a new title. A new bait to catih votes lias also leon milled. Following is the history of at ti'iiiidoil single tax legislation in Ore gon timing the v.st eirjlit jxars. In l!Mis an iiiiiomliiH'iit juiinsi'J liy "The theumi Tux Reform Association " (single laxers) exempt in;; personal pro lierly anil improvements was defeated liy ii vote of (iii.STI no's to .iMItl ayes. lr' h:i. admitted to he a first step toward hiiitfle tax. In ll'IO nn amendment iiholMiing the poll tax carried by a vote of 41,171 ayes lo 42.1-7 no's. Only lifter its pass ukc was the following "joker" discov ered: " Providing for the people of each county to rebuild taxation and exemp tions Within tlio county, regardless of Constitutional restrictions or ntnte sta tutes, and abolishing poll tax or head tux.'' In 11M2, sinsle tax measures vere submitted in Multnomah, t'lacknmns and Coos counties, nnd were defeated iu each county by more that a 2 to 1 vote. At the same election, an amendment 1 imposing "stnte wide single tax with a urudiiuted l.ix provision" wns defeated F.v X2.0I5 no's to 3l.5:U ayes. At this elect inn I he ".lolier" referred to above was repealed. In In 1 4, two amendments were sun milled: One, providing for a 01 500 ex emption, was defeated 13(t,ltf3 to OS, 4!':i; the other, providing for a specific personal graduation extra tax, was de feated, 124,!t:t to 5!,l(i0. lty voting :'.U7 NO the voters of Oregon will auuiu kIiow what thry think of single tax. should the confusion now existing in the minds of many voters between the hiunle Tax and the rurul credits meas ure result iu the adoption of tho I? 'Ren his dead form In the blankets beside me, the sunshine would have paled before my happiness, and the glory or my life would have been supreme. Day followed day, and year followed year, and although ailments which seamed of a nature to hasten his end overcame him at regular Intervals, death always stood aside to let him pass. Indeed, during the past few years of his life, he had enjoyed al most perfect health, and the day be fore I killed him, It appeared to me that his step had never been lighter, ills cheek never ruddier, his appetite never better, nor was there any dim inution In his strength to swing a pick. Ho seemed to be the allegory of eternal life. I had become tired of the moun tains tired of that Immense, track less domain of solitude, where the memory of time was living In the glory of nature. I had conquered the god of Mammon his wealth ,waa at my feet with It I could gratify ambition, buy pleasure and all else that i mlslit crave. But i.o argu ment, Iiowaver beguiling, would lure him to brcal: the bond of our sem liijly relentless compact, and I could not le.ivo him there alone. Ono morning, whjn ho had cone to cut wood for our Are, I flrnily niado up my mind that ho ::hould die. Vividly I recall that tad day in au tumn. Leaves in myriad colors fell and acurrlsd hither and yon at tho will of tho wind. How many times before had I watched the leaves fall and drift away, until the naked brunches that had borne them seem ed to point to a thousand mockeries. Our cabin was built on a mighty pillar of rock, from which we could ee twenty miles up and down a great canyon. Our rich claims, marked by gray piles of earth, lay all around us. Above us, and stretch ing a great distance beyond, were the high peaks of the Sierras, some brown, some snow-capped, some so blue and .obscure as to become lost In the clear sky. From the dim re gions beyond the mountains there flowed a deep and narrow river, which, In Its winding course, received tho waters of other streams until Its current passed through a gorge below ua with such mighty force, so grandly and so musically, that it often seemed to be consouuut to the Yields Progress ahimnonta haa 7 being xporUd in Utt than sis weeks. to Montreal, through which Doint shin- lorK, per art ar iportd from all parts of ttvt pun in tht waivderriil production. L.ai tsl ft font Sit. was. bill at the coming election, a peculiar condition will result Attorneys declare the Single Tux bill, which appears on the ballot under the name of "Full Rental Value Laud T x and lliiineuuiUers' Loan Fund Amend ment", can never wilhstnnd the scru tiny of the courts and that it will bfl declared unconstitutional. Hut it is evident that buyers of land will await the decision of the court bo fore investing iu real estate in Ore gon. That hesitancy will be apparent as soon ns the newspapers carry the news that the 1' 'Ren umendm"ut to the stale constitution litis been ndopted by the people. Week nnd possibly months will elapse before the dangers of com mercial revolution such ns the provi sions, of this measure will bring linve passed. In the meantime much develop ment work in Oregon muat stand still. The Single tax bill is the first initia tive meusure on the ballot. It voting numbers are Soil yes. and 307 no. The rural credits is the seventh initiative measure. ANOTHER TRIUMPH FOR WESTERN AUTO OIL It is reported that one of the biggest auto stage companies on the roast, op erating lines over various parts of the central and southern sections of the late of California, bus fiuallv decided to herenYler use only western lubricat ing oil made from California asphalt base crude. The decision comes, it is said, after many and varied experiences with dif ferent oils. The company's practical road tests proved the western oil to be not only the most efficient lubricant, but also the one to leave the. lctnst car bon. This company, the report stales, oper- ate about SO automobiles in nil, inrlud - ing rackard twin sixes, Cadillac eights. vvku., .... 1 ...i.A. i. 1 titiiira ainu uiku IC1'1'1" I'm?. Wed.ling Invitations, Announcement! and Cal'iug Cards Printed at th Jour nsi Job Department i is ! ii i n ii it ii ' mini i-1 1 ii inn iiiiiivi rrruHtfCUtifN jjt hum oikutm duuoi song of the angels. From its mar gins, in a seeming wlldness of mysticism, sprang, straight and rig Id, the trees that were my guides and companions. From our cabin door we could look on tree tops beneath us, and at the tremulous lines of the trunks of trees above us, which seem ed to point mutely and silently the way to God. No other vegetation could be found no flowers, no weeds, no chaparral. Moltry and I called It "The Valley of the Dismal Wall," because of the soughing of the wind through the trees, which resembled the mournful strain of a lone spirit In the grasp of death: "A long unmeasured tone To mortal minstrelsy unknown." When Moltry returned with the wood, I was sitting on the stone steps of the cabin. As I looked at the old man, between whom and myself there had always existed the warmeBt sym pathy, I realized that It was not an easy matter to adhere to my plan for murder. He threw the wood to the ground by the side of the cabin, and, whistling a merry tune, came and sat beside me. Ho was the (Irst to speak. "Barton," he snld, "will you work that claim back of the house today?" I did not nnswer the question. I had no intention of working that or any other claim. Had I said no, he would havo become suspicious and wanted to know the reason why. Had I nald yes, he would have been none the wiser. But we had agreed .not to lie to each other, and I did not in tend to break even that part of our compact on the last day of his life. What's the matter, old man?" he aid, aa gently as a child, when I had not answered his Question. "Moltry," I replied, "how long do you Intend to stay in these moun tains?" "How long? Why, lad, so long as the Almighty will let me; until health mid strength shall have gone." "I am growing weary of it," I said. "We must have a very large sum in djist nnd nugcets now. Why not go to some of the great cities of the World and spend It where there is life real life?" "Life!" he answered, somewhat startled. "Life Is never found in great cities. Life is lost in great ThePeopleandthe Railroads PRESIDENT WILSON IS . "ISt jt I ' muni rvrnniiA nfinnr The rnilronils of the country are ov-er-cnpitnli.ed by at least six billion of dollars the increase in the value of land owned by tho railroads. The rail roads are trying to havo tae committee on valuation of the Interstate Commer ce commission add eight billion six hundred million dollars to their pres ent capitalization. The present over-capitalization if the railroads be permitted a net return of U per cent involve an annual ned less churgo of three hundred and sixty million dollars upon farmers, small' busi iikss men nnd the consumers of the ! country nearly half the total national ! budget, exclusive of the postolfice dep artment, which -is practically sen susiii- ining. The ailititionni cnp'iHii'.miu" sought by the rnilronils would add a mo,, i urenter liiirilcn tnan ine prcscm overcapitalization. It is, therefore, of I the greatest importance to every con sumer in the country that a president should be elected who recngniy.es the rights of the consumers, and not merely the vested rights ami wrongs of the railroads, since he hits the appointment of the Interstate Commerce commission and of the Justices of the Supreme court. The most important cases m which the right of the railroads to capitalize J corporations has irons upon the theory increases in lnnd values and chnrgejtl,Ht their capitalization should be liin rates thereon was involved were tlio t itoii to actual capital invested, aud Minnesota rate eases. The legislatures I t,t rntes were to be figured upon the reduced the rntes in that state, claim-1 capital It is only money honestly and ing that the railroads were not entitled wit It reasonable prudence, invested in a to predicate rates on increased land i public utility that is entitled to earn values. The case was appealed to theB full return." I'nited Stntes supreme court. Mr. Hu- ghes writing the decision held: "It' is clear that ill ascertaining the present value, we are not limited to the on farmers, merchants and all consu-...wi,l..i-nt;nii nf the amount of the or- mors. As president, he could veh any igiiiul investment. The proHTty rights is held in private ownership, and it l is thnt property, and not the original I ..,. nt it nf which the owner mav not' be deprived without due process or l-.v What This Decision Means. n,, . . , i . i... ,.,. ..........v. ..1 L,r Z f LIS nWOO.) acres one twelfth of the continental lnnd area .i u i..... ..i...... ..,,ii. :,, in.,,,lv valuable- mid have ':..i ... I...:, i :.. !. i,..i,r. ters of a billion dollars. As population In now becoming a candidate he can increase, the value of their lands is I not-romp n, .Kin, dec.sions.e nidged constantly increasing. That value will. '-.v the electorate. As the decision m i , a few" vears, be doubled. - j t l'-ed Scott case was a determin.ng .i.i. ..uJ ,.rt,..l i.v .11 the i.eo- factor in the election of Abraham 1-in- pie, the Supreme Court decided the rail- oa l are entitled to earn the same pro - . h..v l.,.v.. Witim.nt.dv innev they have legitimately ,1. i vi ..-, -- n- , invested This unearened income will shortly amount to-a billion lollars a Mr. Hughes lieli 1 that the values! created by the people entitle railroads to chnrge'the people higher rates. Mr llimhes sincerely thinks In terms j0f privilege and not in terms of pee rosttion of the Interstate Commerce Commission. Tn the case of Spokane vs. Northern Facific railroad company the Interstate cities. Man exists only In great cities; yes, exists in hybrid environ ments, hugging hope's delusive phan tom! Here In the mountains It Is all life; aye, freedom, liberty and life! The pleasing and alluring accounts which writers give of the great cities are all impositions, deceitful and de void of truth. ' They are as incon sistent as the assertion of the pas toral writers who claim that shep herds pass . their time on dustless, flower-bedecked fields, singing and playing the flageolet. It is all un true. Did you ever hear of a shep herd of this age named Thlsbe, or Corydon, or Romulus, or a shepherd ess named Diana or Phyllis, or Ama ryllis? True, the shepherds of this age sometimes sing, but their songs are mere trifling tunes devoid of wit, and their voices are hoarse and rough and at variance with the science of music. The shepherd of reality, when he is watching his sheep, Is a gam bler; and when he Is not, he Is a drunkard. The enviable shepherdess Is nothing but an agreeable Action; a well-written deception, calculated for the amusement of weak minds and persons of Indolent habits, for whom It is kind and liberal to think because they n,re unable to think for themselves'. In the great cities there are Bhepherds,. , too. Perhaps you will see the full Inference of my re mark, when I tell you that of such, one shepherd and one dog can lead a great many sheep, but one "sheep cannot lead a great many shepherds and a great many dogs. My boy, you are only a sheep." ' "Partner." I said, "I like your phil osophy. You speak In the straight line of wisdom and avoid the crooked circuit that leadB to Incomprehensi bility. But what does' It have to do with the matter In question?" "Just this. Tou long for what you call the great cities, with their gla mour and pleasures, that are false. Jim, I take a great Interest in you; I want you to stay In- these moun tains, to live among them with me, to bury me here, and to continue on ns my successor. I want you to die here, too. Then we two men will have known the glory, the peace, the contentment, the riches of life! The Circes and the Medcas of whom his tory vaunts so vehemently, who could darken the sun at their will, were no Commerce Commission said: 'Whether under the laws and con stitution of the I'nited States, our rail roads can demand a return not ohly up on money which has been actually in vested iii these properties, but also up on this value, which has grown from almost nothing; to .vast proportions with out the expenditure of money or tho as sumption of risk, is a question of tre mendous importance." The Practice in Massachusetts. In the Middlesex and Boston rate case the Massachusetts Public Service Commission says. "There has hitherto been little oc casion to dcul in detail with the prin ciple that investment and not reproduc tion cost is in Massachusetts the basis of the relation between the rate (lay ing bhiI the investing public; but any other theory will be found upon an in vestigation of our statutes and earlier decisions, to be utterly inconsistent with Massachusetts law. From the time of granting the earliest charters in. this commonwealth to railroad corporations practically nil of our legislation, deal ing with the riirhts of public service Mr. Hughes favors permitting tho railroads to rcni where they have not ; sown so placing nn enormous burden legislation 0f congress, and would also have the appointment of members of the Interstate Commerce. Commission and of the I'nited States Supreme court. His election, would, therefore, mean nign !er freight and passenger rates smai iter profits lor the legitimate Business men of the country, and an increase in : the cost of living tor all. I In 1!12, Mr. Hughes, in declining to become a candidate .or the presidency, 'stated in substance that to do so would bring the decisious of the Foiled States i Supreme Court into politics. coin, so the opinions ot Air. ungues as l; "t.ce of I 1 Wita supreme Court will elect Woodrow Wilson. FINDS INDIAN vamkiuhu - BY INTERMARRIAGE Minneapolis, Minn., . Xov. 4 Al though the ludian birth rate is increas ing and the Indian death rate is de creasing in this country, the Indian will be extinct through intermarriage with whites, Or. I.. C. Hall, for 40 years a missionary at Ft. Berthold Indian res ervation inXnrth Oakota told tho Am erican Misiouary association here. more the enchantresses of men than Is this vastness the enchantress of my soul! What progress can you make In your so-called great cities, your cosmopolls of. vice and arrogance? I believe that It will be Impossible for a man with riches to live In such a place without falling a victim to vice and arrogance. How can you wish to desert the mountains for a place where the pernicious blast of evil Is supported by the whimsical caprice of Dame Fortune? What is It to be one of that vast throng of people who plume themselves with a system of Iniquity that makes their lives in glorious and their consciences blank? Here we have no debt, no trouble, no selfish purpose of promotion and pe cuniary acquisition. We are mon archs of all we survey. Like death, we keep no calendar." "Moltry," I continued, "I have no desire to detract from your excellence by undervaluing the motives of your belief, but of what use Is this gold we have so persistently dug for? What are we to gain by hoarding It In our cabin?" "The fact, my boy, that we have riches far greater than most men in the great cities. Poverty can never be with us. We are millionaires " Here I Interrupted him. "Partner," I said, rising to my feet, and with an acute asperity that must have stunned him, "I abom inate and detest the unhappy course of life In which I am Involved. My thoughts and feelings are sometimes worse than purgatory. Torment can not be severer than the horror of becoming a recluse. Dick, I offer you now for the last time my hand, which will soon be Btalned with the foulest crime known to humanity. Notwithstanding all my repeated pro testations against unfairness and hypocrisy, notwithstanding the love I bear you and the hatred I bear myself for entering Into this part nershipthe end has come. Dick, I Intend to abide by the contract we made when we became partners. It Btates that one must not leave the other while he lives. But, I think that if you read it over carefully you will find that It makes no provision nun Inst one of us killing the other!" The old man had now risen to his feet, too, but, to my great surprise, be manifested no resolution to show BY CHICAGO HERALD Great Independent Paper Tells Why It Supports President Wilson The Chicago Herald last Friday edi torially recommended the re-election of President Wilson. The Herald, which is among the great inecpendent dailies of the country, is edited by by Jnmes Keel ey, who ranks with the foremost news paper men of the country. Since the opening of the presidential campaign the Herald has been devot ing two columns of rpaee on its editorial page to letters from its subscribers tou ching the qualifications of President Wilson and Mr. Hughes. In announcing its preference for Wilson, the Herald frankly admits thnt its course has been dictated by the majority of the big "Herald family", as the paper's read ers are called. The editorial in part is as follows: "There is a strong and reasonable sentiment in this country in favor of rewarding the efforts of tried and ac ceptable public aervrnts by re election. We see this prhuvple invoiced in every contest from th smallest local politi cal figlit to the greatest national Btrug gle. Within the parties a president who has dune well is considered to have right t re-noniination. There is no reason why this test should not be ap plied at this time to President Wilson himself on the record as a whole of the things done, on the prospect of things to be done, is there real renson for the American people at this time to repu diate the president f Herald Sees Good Reasons. "There are to the Herald good reas ons why they should not do so. "Out of the disquietude of recent events the nation has sailed iuto the calmer sens of the present. But what American can or should forget In so short a time the manifold difficulties which confronted President Wilson dur ing the first two years of the war? What American can cr should forget that he waa called on almost at every moment to act on matters big with the fate of the nation? What Just man can overlook how anxiously he studied the public opinion of the country that he might put the decision of the govern ment tn accordance therewith? .."Above all, who can forget that he acted hot In the light of subsequent events, but under the direct menace of the event itself? From the standpoint of foreign af fairs the question which presents Itself to the American people is whether it oum ntn ue tmuise io wan Horses I in the Middle of the Strenm.' The presi dent has all the ends of the tangled the least resentment to my remarks. He extended his hand somewhat ner vously it seemed, and the look of ap-. peal and pity that came into his eye might have found its way into my soul had not those eyes suddenly dimmed with tears. They were not . tears of discomfiture, fear or par oxysm. They were tears of sorrow sorrow for the cause, the hope, the life, the dream, that was about to be ended in cold blood. He gripped my extended hand with all the fervor of his old friendship, and I let him feel the pressure of mine. It Is hardest of all things In this life to set your face, determined and resolute, against him who is your best friend, to adopt measures that mean his ruin for your gain. But Dick Moltry knew that I was a man of my word; He knew that when I said a thing I meant It; he knew that my will could not be shattered. While shaking my hand, he brushed tears ffom his eyes with his unoccupied hand and then, elap- plng it smartly on my shoulder, ho said: "Jim, I know you will give me a chance?" Give him a chance! I had not thought ol that. I meant to murder him deliberately. But, no! he was entitled to a chance for his life. He was Just as much entitled to a chance to live alone in the mountains with our wealth as Iwas to bear it, alone, to a city. There beneath the cold gray heav ens, the falling leaves, the song of birds, the rush of the river the death contract was sealed, Just as the con tract of our lives had been made. "Dick, get your weapon; I have mine," I sold. "And Dick good-by." He dropped my hand and, turning; walked into the cabin. I watched him as he took from its place on the wall a long knife with which he had once killed a bear. I drew my bowle from my boot. Egad! It shone with all the luster of polished silver. It never had been used. Dick threw hia brown sombrero on a chair, rolled up the sleeve on his right arm, and with a loose sweep of the knife close to the floor, made for me with a ferocity that both surprised and confounded me. He raised his arm. hut did not strike. His face mirrored the will, the madness of a demon. He drew skein of foreign polities in his bauds. He has the assistance of an able secre tary of state. No Change is Needed. "From the standpoint of efficiency no change is needed. From the stand point of the effect on foreign nut ions a change probably would te bud. It i would encourage the idea that American is a field where foreign intrigue in the field of politics may produce good re sults aud to that extent weaken the present administration's successor. "The Herald sees no real reason for the belief expressed by campaign ora tors that Mr. Wilson's re-election means commercial disaster. It sees much rea son, as Mr. Lovett said, why a national party which done its best in the right spirit , to treat business fairly should receive recognition of the fact from business men. The contrary course must iu 'the end result iu making one party extremely radical nnd the other widely reactionary, and Ijiat menus that we shall have administration aud legisla tion on class grounds, and not on nat- I ionnl grounds, w hen either party gets in power. That is certainly something worth well avoiding. The campaign is ! closing, the nation is entering into the j valley of decisions. Each member of the I grent Herald family will vote for the candidate whom he or she believes is , best fitted to grasp the wheel of the ship of state. But the Herald believes, i as it believes a great majority of its i readers believe, that for what he has ' done, for what he has not done, for : what he has induced hia party to do, Woodrow Wilson has earned four more years of service to the American peo ple." "Reelect him." VOTERS ASKED TO SCAN BALLOTS CAREFULLY. "Owing to the order in which the in- num.? measures win appear on Tiie Pal let. I hope tlint cverv farmer in Oregon ...:n . i -ii i. . - . semi ins uanoi careruny oetore vot ing on these measures, " said J. D. Brown, president of the Farmers' I'nion of Oregon nnd Southern Idaho, is a re cent statement. j "The phrase. " Homeraakers' I.onn ; Aiuendniiiet" in the title of the first 'measure under the heading "Proposed ,by Initiative Petition" may lend some : to think it is the state rural credits inn. i lint is not the ense, ns the rurul credits bill is the next to the lust; the seventh of the initiative measures, and its title on the ballot is "Rural Credits' Amendment." I "This Tirit init single tax bill, named on the ballot the 'Full Rental Vlllne l.nml Tnv il u...., makers' Loan Fund Amendment.' It is commonly known ns the ' people 's laud and loan measure.' id went by thnt linme when signattlres for the petition were being solicited. It is an entirely different measure from the rural credits jbill. I "I find that not only among the far ming population bur mnr. n.i...;.ii.. ;n .the cities and towns the voters are somewnnt contused by these two meas ures. The voting numbers for the Kin Isle Tax bill, the "Full Rental Value ,l.and Tax and Homemakers' Loan Fund lAmeudment' nr 3i).; ? ... a.iti ooi .10. lhe voting numbers of the rural credit" bill are SIS and Slt. Farmers and all back, and, with an agility that seemeft impossible for a n-.a:i of his years, he fairly flew at rrtc and attacked me like a fury. Seizing me by the throat, he forced me back on the table and! endeavored to strangle me, calling me) cowardly and ungrateful, and de , clarlng that he would be Jnr&eljsl revenged for my dastardly and b.-use) conduct. Finding myself in danges) of perishing between the gripping talons of this desperate man, I mad an effort to dlBengaga myself. HefC raised his knife to kill; I could hav driven mine into hla body, but I was) in such a position that the blow; would have made but a small and ln . effective wound In his back. In a second attempt to free myself, I seized him with such a powerful and violent grasp that he soon be came no less terrified than I had been. I forced him back about six paces. , We feinted and rushed to gether. Our knives were poised above) our heads, and, like all good bowls) fighters, one did not try to strike un til a fatal spot In the other was ex-, posed. At length the time came for mo to end It all. I. had pushed Moltry away, and, ns he dashed at me ngc.In, he raised his knife In the air. Thlsj afforded me the opportunity of catch ing ills arm as it descended with my left hand. With my right I plunged! the blade of my knife into his heart. It must have been nearly midnight when I awakened from a deep slum- ber. 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