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By M. QUAD
Copyright, 1910. by Associated Lit
The village of TotnkinsvIIle bad two
churches. The Methodists built a
bouse of worship with a cupola and
bung a bell there. The Baptist edifice
was also to bare a cupola and a bell,
but the funds ran short at the roof. It
was the Intention to wait a year or bo
and then finish up, but five years bad
passed and nothing more had been
done. Meanwhile one bell pealed for
all, and both sects dwelt together in
unity. There was no envy, no jealousy,
Then the blow fell. It came like a
thunderbolt. Deacon Wheeler of the
Methodist church and Deacon Ames of
the Baptist leased ten acres of land In
partnership and planted It to corn.
Each furnished half the seed and was
to do half the work. One day when
the corn was tall enough for the first
hoeing and the two deacons were
working side by side Deacon Wbeeler
pointed to a patch of grass and ob
served: "Deacon. It strikes me that that is a
good place for a bumblebees' nest"
"Yes. kinder looks tbat way." was
"Bumblebees otter be rooted out."
"Waal, I dunno. The Lord made
"But they are pesky things. We
shall be plowing this corn with a horse
nest time, and s'pose they pitch Into
him? I reckon I'll root 'em out"
"But don't kill any more'n need be.
It's wicked to take life If you don't
Deacon Wbeeler found bumblebees
there. Tbey also found bim. They re
sented his Intrusion at once. They
likewise resented the near presence of
Deacon Ames. Tbey went for the two
men hot foot and got in their work
and chased them from the field. It
was after the bees bad given up the
pursuit that Deacon Ames turned to
the other and exclaimed:
"Now see what we've got by your
meddling. If you wasn't an old fool
you'd have let them bumbles alone!"
"Old fool? Why, Deacon Ames, you
are six years older'n I be!"
"But I told you to let 'em alone."
"Say, Deacon Ames, you are talk
ing mighty sassy!"
"But I've got a right to."
"Yes, talking mighty sassy for a
"And what about the Baptists?"
"Waal, you can see your meeting
house from here. Does It look like a
meeting house or a cooper shop? I
guess more'n one stranger has bad to
ask to find out."
"Are you digging at me because we
hain't got a cupola or a bell?"
"I'm a-saylng that If more bumble
bees bad been stirred up mebbe your
folks would have finished the build
ing." It was all over between the deacons.
Deacon Wheeler went home to tell bis
wife about It, and Deacon Ames
walked straight to the parsonage and
said to the minister:
"Parson Jones, something has got
to be did. I've been insulted, our old
building has been Insulted, and now
if we can't go at it and finish It up
I'll sell out and move away.
"We don't want no cupola nor belL
Cupolas are for schools and bells are
for factories. What we want and
what we are going to have is a spire
a thing shooting up In the air about
sixty feet something that can be
seen for five miles around. Cooper
shop! We'll show the Wheeler crowd
whether' we've got a cooper shop or a
church. That 'ere spire shall pierce
the clouds on the one hand and the
hearts of the Methodises on the other.
It'll be before tbelr eyes night and
day. They'll have to walk in Its
shudder to get to their own church.
Cupolas and bells? Why, tbey hain't
bad nothing of the kind in New York
city for fifty years past Our build
ing Is going to be right up to date,
even If we have to put in bathtuba
and electric bells."
Of course Deacon Wheeler and his
sect beard of these things, and the
deacon winked with his left eye and
"Going to have a spire, eh? Going
to be seen for five miles around, is it?
Waal, you Jest wait a little. Mebbe
there'll be two spires to be seen."
And so there was. The Baptists
had no sooner begun work on theirs
than the other sect started in and
old the bell, demolished the cupola
and began on a spire. Then It was a
race to see which spire should be the
highest Each one Jealously guarded
its secret. As a matter of fact, as
measurements afterward proved, the
Baptist spire was just three-quarters
of an inch the longest but one rubber
necking from the earth could not have
After six months the spires were
completed, and each church planned
for a festival to be beld the same
night Two hours before night a fierce
storm of thunder, lightning, rain and
wind set in. It bad been raging half
an hour when a great crash was
heard. Ten minutes later there was
another. As soon as the storm abat
ed the two deacons got out for a look
"Gosh!" exclaimed Deacon Wbeeler.
"Gosh!" exclaimed Deacon Ames.
The two spires lay on the ground In
masses of wreckage, and neither baa
been replaced to this day. Some blame
one deacon and some the other, but it
was those bumblebees tbat brought
about the whole thing.
May , Cincinnati, Ohio, Tin Plate
Workers' International Protective As
sociation. May 11, Cincinnati, Ohio, American
Federation of Musicians.
May 23, Buffalo, N. T., National
Print Cutters' Association of America.
June 6, Chicago, III., International
Association of Marble Workers.
June 13, St Louis, Mo. International
Brotherhoot of Boilermakers, Irou
Ship Builders, and Helpers.
June 13-19, Omaha, Neb., Interna
tional Stereotypers and Electrotypers'
Union of North America.
June 13, New York, N. Y., Interna
tional Brotherhood of Tip Printers.
June 13, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Inter
national Brotherhood of Bookbinder
June, third week, Columbus, Ohio,
International Printing Pressmen ancr
Assistants' Union of North America.
June 27, St Louis, Mo., Internation
al Union of Pavers, Rammermen.
Flagers, Bridge and Stone Curb Set
ters. June , Kansas City, Mo., Interna
tional Journeymen Horeshoers' Union.
July 4, not decided as to place,
Amalgamated Leather Workers' Union
July 11, New York, N. Y., Interna
tional Longshoremen's Association.
July 11, Pittsburg, Pa., International
Jewelry Workers' Union of America.
July 11, Pittsburg, Pa., Internation
al Jewelry Workers' Union of Amer
July 11, New York, N. Y., Interna
tional Longshoremen's Association.
July 11, Atlantic City, N. J., Glass
Bottle Blowers' Association of the
United States and Canada,
"""july-lirWashlngton7 D." CTheatrT-
cal Stage Employes' International Alli
ance. July 12, Dover, N. J., Stove Mount
ers and Steel Range Workers' Inter
July 16, Springfield, Mass., Ameri
can Wire Weavers' Protection Associ
' July 18, Ottawa, Ont, International
Steel and Copper .Plate Printers'
July , Atlantic City. N. J., Na
tional Brotherhood of Operative Work
August 1, Peoria, 111., International
Brotherhood of Teamsters.
August 8, Minneapolis, Minn., Inter
national Typographical Union.
August 22, Detroit, Mich., United
Garment Workers of America.
' September 5-6-7, Chicago, 111.. Na
tional Federation of Post Office
September 5, Chicago, 111., Interna
tional Slate and Tile Roofers of Amer
ica. September 5, Boston, Mass., Interna
tional Brotherhood of Maintenance if
September 6-10, Louisville, Ky., In
ternational Photo-Engravers' Union of
September 6, Bangor, Pa., Interna
tional Union of Slate Workers.
September 8, Boston Mass., Inter
national Spinners' Union.
' September 12, Kansas City, Kansas
Coopers' International Union.
September 12, Denver, Colo., Inter
national Union of United Brewery
Workmen of America.
September 12, Philadelphia, Pa.,
International Union of Elevator Con
structors. September 12, Streator, 111., Inter
national Brick, Tile and Terra Cotta
September 13, New York, N. Y.,
American Brotherhood of Cement
September 19, Des Moines, Iowa,
United Brotherhood of Carpenters
and Joiners of America.
September 19, Rochester, N. Y., In
ternational Association of Bridge and
Structural Iron Worker.
September 21, St. Paul, Minn.,
Brotherhood of Railroad Freight
September 26, Columbus, Ohio, Oper
ative Plasterers' International Assoc!
atlon of the United States ana Can
October 18, New York, N. Y., Unit
ed Textile Workers of America.
October 18, Detroit, Mich., Interna
tional Association of Car Workers.
The Supreme Court of the United
States has decided the case of the
Southwestern Oil Company versus the
State of Texas in favor of the state,
thus upholding the constitutionality
of the Texas law, which fixes a tax
of 2 per cent on the gross receipts
from the sale of oil, naptha, etc. .
A special convention of the Elec
trical Workers' International Union,
regulars and Beceders, Is to be held
In Binghampton during the early part
of May, to confer with the American
Federation of Labor arbitrations look
ing to a settlement of the differences
between the two factions.
l sti sti sti sfi ifc iti ift A iti sti A iti iti it t t t t -- --
I The King's
T Story of an Escape From the Ouil- 4
lotlne During the French
By MOLLIE K. WETHERELL.
Copyright, 1910, by American Press
One evening it was the latter part
f the eighteenth century a carriage
stopped at the door of an inn midway
between Versailles and Paris. A gen
tleman whose dress and manner de
Doted tbat be was of some Importance
alighted, entered the inn, where the
landlord stood obsequiously rubbing
bis bands, and ordered a supper.
While It was being prepared the land
lord was hopping about now running
into the kitchen to hurry up the cook
and now returning to the gentleman to
assure him that he would not have
long to wait.
Meanwhile the gentleman went out
on to the piazza for the purpose of
stretching bis legs during his halt
He found there something that inter
ested him a boy about sixteen years
old. pale and emaciated, sitting in an
invalid chair. The gentleman ap
proached him and .began to question
"You do not seem well. What is
My right leg Is drawn up, and I
cannot straighten it My back, too, is
How long since this trouble came
Since a year ago when the young
Marquis of Treville kicked me."
The gentleman's brow lowered. At
tbat moment supper was announced.
and he went into the dining room.
"Who is the boy outside with hid
disease and spine curvature?" he ask
ed of the landlord, who waited on him.
"He Is my son, seigneur."
"He has a fine head and an intel
lectual face. It Is a pity that he should
suffer thus. He would if relieved
make a good man."
"It was that little villain Treville."
"If you will send bim to me at Paris
I will see If I cannot straighten bis
leg and prevent the further curvature
of his spine. I am the king's surgeon."
If you will do that. M. le Docteur,
we will all bless you, but I fear I have
not so much money as you will ex
"There will be no money t6 pay. I
am going direct to Paris, and if you
like I will take your boy with me In
my carriage. He will travel more com
fortably and be less liable to Injury
than if he is carried in one of your
When the doctor was driving away,
beside him. made comfortable with
pillows and rugs, sat Jean Demaurier.
That night be was placed in a hos
pital, and the next morning Dr. Du
Faur began a course of treatment
During (the next dozen or fifteen
years the American colonists had
thrown off the kingly yoke and become
an Independent people with a govern
ment of their own. The French, who
for centuries hal been bled by their
klnps and their nobles, ground down
to the very earth, encouraged by the
Americans' example, had begun to turn
upon tbelr oppressors. One day a mob
marched by the inn where Dr. Du
Faur had stopped for supper, going to
Versailles to bring the king to Paris.
Jean Demaurier had forgiven the
young noble who had kicked bim, but
be had not forgotten tbat so great was
the power of the aristocrats tbat be
bad not dared resent his treatment
He had thrown himself into the cause
of the revolution, and when the peo
ple marched by his farm he joined
them. Then when they came back
with the king in his carriage Jean
continued on with them to Paris,
where be became one of the minor
Then began tbat reign of terror based
on a determination on the part of a
people who had suffered oppression
for centuries to wipe their oppressors
from the face of the earth. In the
Place de la Revolution tbey sat up a
machine for carrying out their work.
The prisons were filled with aristo
crat, consisting of nobles and their
sympathizers, and whenever the doors
opened out poured a crowd who were
to be eliminated by the guillotine from
the problem of French politics.
Dr. Du Faur was not noble, but his
wife was or had been, for he was a
widower, and bis daughter had mar
ked the young Count Destelles at the
breaking out of the revolution. The
doctor, having been the royal surgeon.
was deemed of more Importance than
the other two and was arrested among
the first The arrest of bis daughter
and his son-in-law soon followed.
One morning the doctor was brought
up before the citizen judge of his
arrondlssement for what was called
a trial. The doctor saw a man ap
parently not yet thirty sitting behind
a pine table wbo was to be his judge.
Tbe man looked at the doctor, and it
was evident that some commotion was
going on within the former's brain.
,And well there might Tbe judge
whose duty it was to find the prisoner
guilty and send blm to the guillotine
was none other than Jean Demaurier,
,'wbom tbe doctor had found a cripple
and made a strong man. Demaurier
was a trifle bent and walked with a
light limp, but be was a very dif
ferent man from what be would have
been had It not been for the efforts of
the surgeon. The judge gave one look
at tbe man who bad been sent to him
that be might sign his death warrant
then, lowering his eyes to a sheet of
paper before him, began to question
him and take down his answers. For
his own life he dare not favor his ben
efactor. "Your name?" he asked. .
"Alphonse Du Faur."
"1 believe it Is you who have kept
the tyrant Louis Capet and bis family
from the grave where they should
have laid long ago."
"I was the king's physician."
Those standing about scowled and
expected that the next words would
be "Take him to the guillotine!"
"And do you think." continued the
judge, "that you who have kept alive
this oppressor of the people should die
the same death as other aristocrats?"
The doctor did not answer the ques
"Take him to the temporary prison
In the Rue Veau Grand. I wish to
consult the committee to learn if It is
their pleasure that this man, who has
been closer than any other In the con
fidence of the tyrant shall die an or
dinary death. He should be burned."
These words were spoken with all
the bitterness the citizen judge could
throw into them. Not one present
suspected that his intention was to
save Dr. Du Faur from the guillotine
that morning and to place bim where
he might get access to him with a
view to saving him altogether. The
doctor was taken to the building men
tioned, and another prisoner was
brought up for condemnation.
The next morning Citizen Demaurier
drove up in a cart to the prison where
the doctor was confined and presented
an order for him signed by the com
mittee. The doctor was placed in the
cart and Demaurier, telling the offi
cials that he needed no guard for the
prisoner, being himself well armed.
drove away. Pursuing his way down
the street, he soon reached the river
bank and the outskirts of Paris. Then
he stopped and said to his prisoner:
You do not know me, M. le Doc
"You are the citizen judge."
"More than that . I am Jean De
"And who is Jean Demaurier?"
"Have you done so many kindnesses
as to forget those you have benefited?
Do you not remember stopping for sup
per on your way from Versailles at an
inn one evening fifteen years ago?
There you found a boy who had been
crippled by a noble. You took him to
Paris and made quite a respectable
figure of him. See, 1 scarcely limp."
He got down from the cart and walk
ed back and forth. ,
"And you are that boy?" exclaimed
"What are you going to do with
"Take you in my carriage this cart
to the inn from "which you tdok me
to Paris in your carriage and not only
save your back and your leg, but espe
cially your neck. I shall hide you there
as long as necessary and then run you
over the border."
"You are very kind, but I do not care
to leave my daughter and my son-in-law
here to die."
"Where are they?"
"In the conciergerle, I believe."
"Very well; I shall see what I can
do for them. I am thoroughly trusted,
being known as the man who was crip
pled by a noble. I will take you to my
home, return and possibly may bring
those you love with me."
"But will I not be missed and you
be charged with setting me free?"
"I think not. They have so many
heads to chop off that tbe moment a
prisoner disappears he Is saved. If I
am asked about you I will tell tbem
you have been tortured and executed
In private. Now He down In the cart
and I will drive on."
Jean, before reaching his home, where
his load was likely to be seen by his
neighbors, stopped beside a field where
there was grain in sheaf and put
enough over his burden to conceal him.
then drove on and turned In at his
farm by a lane leading to the barn.
The doctor remained concealed in the
loft of Demaurier's barn for a week.
Meanwhile Demaurier was in Paris,
endeavoring to find the Count and
Countess Destailles. Tbey had become
separated, and Demaurier spent con
siderable time discovering where tbey
were. Then after much difficulty he
succeeded in getting possession of
them. This be accomplished by brib
ing their jailer, and on pretense of re"
moving them to another prison be took
them to his Inn, but this time the
journey was accomplished at tbe dead
of night The meeting between tbe
doctor and his daughter and her bus-
band at midnight in the loft of a barn.
though they could only distinguish one
another by their voices, was indescrib
The next morning Jean Demaurier
put the three refugees In a deep farm
wagon. In the bottom of which be bad
bored breathing boles, and covered
them to the depth of several feet with
grain. Then, opening bis barn, be drove
out and Into tbe road, soon after turn
ing into another leading northward. On
that road be jogged with his load till
evening, when he relieved the refugees
from their uncomfortable position, and
they slept in a wood. They dare not
take any Other conveyance, fearing to
be recognized, so tbe next day they kept
to their cart, traveling as grain, and
at last crossed the border. There they
knelt and, locked in one another's
arms, gave thanks to heaven.
Jean returned to Paris. He was
eventually guillotined, but. strangely
enough, not for assisting In the escape
of the doctor and bis family. His
fall was on account of one of those
changes wberein one faction came up
to dominate another.
A Story of Mediaeval Italy
By LAWRENCE FOSTER
Copyright. 1910. by American Press
All over Italy there are towers or
small castles that were in mediaeval
times the strongholds of different fac
tions, headed by a noble family.
There is a stpry of one of these cas
tles on the banks of Lake Maggiorl.
The Asconti family once occupied
this castle. There were intervals of
warfare when the family lived peace
fully on the top of the hill, feasting
and dancing while their adherents till
ed the soil er tended tbelr flocks in the
country about them. During one of
these oases In the desert of war a
young soldier, Giovanni Caspi, on
whom the head of the family lavished
many favors, made love to Theresa As
conti. As soon as the baron heard of
this affair be dismissed Caspi, for the
young man was not of noble birth.
In time Giovanni Caspi became
known In warfare as one of the bold
est and most ingenious leaders. When
he attacked a tower It was sure to
fall. This was not because bis men
were more brave or stronger, but be
cause tbelr captain was full of arts by
which he outwitted his enemies. In
deed, the Italians of those days were
prone to accomplish their objects rath
er by their wits than by ordinary
Now, the Asconti family belonged to
the Ghebellnes, one of the two promi
nent factions that contended for su
premacy in Italy in - those days, the
other being the Guelphs. One of the
Guelph leaders, named Blandora, whose
castle was on Lake Lecco, hearing that
Asconti was away from bis castle with
all his adherents, resolved to cross to
Menaggio, pass through a defile lead
ing to the east bank of Lake Mag
giorl, march up and around the north
end of the lake and down on tbe west
bank to the Asconti stronghold, hoping
to occupy it during Asconti's absence.
One day Asconti was at Strezzla,
directly south of his castle, with a'
small portion 'of bis force when Caspi
appeared and rode up to him. ' Asconti
frowned and asked him what he wish
"To tell you that a Guelph force is
marching northward on the other bank
of the lake intending to come down
through Locarno and cocupy your cas
tle." "How do you know that?" asked As-
SOntl. - ; W;fi
"Because I saw them from an, emi
nence." "i"; ;'::' '
There could be no reason for Caspi -giving
false Information, so Aconti sent
couriers in hot haste to the several
portions of bis force, some of whom
were at a considerable distance, with
orders that they should hasten to the
castle. Then Asconti made a forced
march himself in the same direction.
Caspi asked permission to go with
him and help him win a victory over
those who were on the way to attack .
him; and Asconti reluctantly consent
ed. So they rode on side by side.
"You will be within your gates," said
Caspi, "before the Guelphs can sur
round the castle, but yon ' have not
fifty men with you. and your enemies
number a thousand. Before the other
portions of your army can reach you
your ramparts will be stormed and '
"My hope is that my re-enforcements
will come in time."
"I hope so, too, but it may be well
for you to think of some plan by
which to hold your enemy in checTc in
case you are left without support" -
Asconti rode on moodily, occasion
ally turning to hurry bis follow
ers. When he came within sight of
bis castle he was relieved to see his
banner still floating there. Pushing on,
he entered with his band and closed
the gates. The sun was shining on tbe .
armor of the Guelphs, Just leaving Lo
carno. They were not a dozen miles
distant, and as yet no word had come
from any other of tbe portions of As
conti's army. Asconti gave up hope.
"I have a plan that may save you,"
said Caspi. ,
"What is it?"
"1 must have a reward if I succeed."
"My daughter's band?"
Asconti considered for some time,
then with evident reluctance consent
ed. Caspi told bim that be could do
nothing without the command, and It
was surrendered to him.
Then Caspi chose one on whom he
could rely and told blm to go to the
Guelph leader and say tbat Giovanni
Caspi was in the Ghebellne strong
hold and In command. The message
was delivered. Blandova started.
"Oh," he exclaimed, "if that fox is
in there we must beware!"
From this point he marched slowly
and cautiously, expecting at any mo
ment that an army of Ghebellnes
would pour down out of some ravine
and overpower him. But nothing on
usual occurred. At last he reached a
point where he could plainly see the
castle. To his astonishment the gates
were open, no sentries were on the
wall, and from within came sounds of '
"A stratagem!" he exclaimed. "That
wily Caspi has his men concealed with
in the walls. Should we enter tbe
gates would be closed behind us. and
we would all be murdered."
Blandova spent bo much time trying
to find a way to outwit "the fox" that
one morning two divisions of Asconti's
supports came, fell upon him and an
nihilated his army.
. Then there was real feasting in tbe
castle at the wedding of Giovanni and
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