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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 1912.
Published Datly and Weekly at 1(14
Second avenue. Rock Island, 111. En
tered at the postofflce as second-class
Rack lataad Member of the Associated
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
party but for the nation dictates the
suggestion to drop Roosevelt.
As the nominee of the republican
party he couldn't even carry his own
state of New York.
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Monday, January 8, 1912.
The president has admonished his
Fifty Cents More for Shoes.
Massachusetts shoe manufacturers
threaten to advance the price of all
grades of shoes GO cents a pair to meet
the increased cost of leather. As
247,000,000 pairs of boots and shoes
were manufactured in the United
States in 1903, at the higher rrice con
sumers will have to pay approximately
1124,000,000 more for footwear.
The prospect makes of timely inter
est a few figures showing the remark
able growth and prosperity of the shoe "Long waists are coming into style
Industry. The New York World shows I again, the fashion paper says, re
that in the quarter of a century he-! marked the girl in the short-waisted
tween 1S0 and 19n5 the value of the
B- BVACAr ft. SMITH
product of American shoe factories
rose from $160,050,334 to $32O.107.45S,
an increase of $154,037,104. Deducting
from this an increase of $34,921,053 in
the cost of materials and an increase
of $20,058,242 in wages, much or the
latter item representing wage pay
ments to 38,000 more operatives, there
remained a net increase in the value
of output of above $33,000,000.
As respects cost of material, the
value of the dressed leather produced
rose from $200,204,944 in 1SS0 to $252,
C20,96 in 19it5. That lea'her has be
friends to put the sort pedal on their j come dearer is undeniable. It'it has it
criticisms of Iloosevlt. This shows j increased in nrice to an extent in anv
"Dear Will" Is forbearing.
The report that peace is to be ef
fected in China Is usually followed
?y a bloody battle. No wondet
poace Is represented as the dove. It
takes wings so easily.
way justifying the proposed increase
in the price of shoes? While sole
leather cost 21.7 cents a pound in 1910.
it cost 21.4 cents in ISO 3 and 22 cents
1 he shoe manufacturers, if they -in
"That will mean more work for the
doctors." said the woman physician,
who also wore a gown with a high
"Why, how Is that?" asked the
other. "I know the short waists are
delightfully comfortable, and I'll hate
to give them up. But a long waist
doesn't necessarily mean that one
Therefore a new'ideal of woman has
been growing, slowly but surely, and
now we are more nearly respecting
and admiring the human form divine,
as the Creator originally modeled it,
than at any time since the corset and
the high-heeled slipper began their
With economic Independence for
women Is dawning the day of physical
independence a stein necessity. In
deed, but none the less a most de
The old days of a luxurious illness
are past. The "interesting invalid" is
left strictly alone. An unavoidable
illness Is a calamity, when the busy
The Argus Daily Story
Prophetic Strokes By P. A. Michel.
Copyrighted. 1911, by Associated Literary Bureau.
"Even without lacing, the Ion;
waist will do harm," declared the doc- doctors chief aim 1s to get his pa
tor. "Women will try to attain it. no tient well and off his hands, when a
matter what kind of a shape they businesslike nurse attends strictly to
have naturally. And with the long
waist there must be more or less
lacing generally more if one would
"The short waist has done away
with a lot of woman's illnesses, 'it is
astonishing how complaints that were
I common among women just a few
business and coddlins
folk is forbidden.
bv the women-
tend to justify their action in putting ' J'ears ago, have dwindled to practi-
up prices owe the public a detailed and
Publisher Abbott of The Outlock ; particular explanation as to why con-
declares that Taft has acted with In
gratitude toward HooHevelt In try
ing to escape the taint of Roosevelt
Ism. To escape that, however, is
enough to make a man do anything.
The governor of Oregon has prov
ed that the honor system applied to
snrnere must pay $124,000,000 more for
shoes next year.
cally nothing. Every busy physician
will tell you that.
"Women were never so well off,
physically, as they are now," went on
"When I think how women used to
suffer, and nobody knew what was
the matter with them, It makes my
Thcse Seismic Iisturlanres.
Of the cause of the earth trem
blings In this vicinity and more or . heart hleed.
less throughout the land last week, "Women would often be bedridden
convicts results in fewer escapes and ' UK"-U,U '"'ilor years, when proper treatment
greater efficiency in work. There is;from 8tient'fk' sources. Of the three (would have put them on their feet in
grave danger that the governor oil . . , . , snorx oruer as wen as eer.
Oregon will be denounced
attended by 6eriotis consequences'
land on this account probably no in-
Census fgurcs show a rapid de-i
crease in the number of native Ger-
mans and Irish in this country.
the census of 1900 there were re-
ported 1,615,232 persons born in!
Ireland, and last year the number)
had declined to 1,351,400. Whereas:
3 0 years ago there were lnthe Unit
ed States 2.1 3,41 3 persons born In
C.ermany in 1910 there were but 2,-
449,200. Native Italians on the
other hand. Increased from 4 83,963
in 1900, to 1,3 11.800 in 1910; na
tives of Austria-Hungary from 636,
nee 1 c r. w run n.i nutipoo r,f
... . ' . . V. ... dia
jiussia nnn riniana rroni uii'.iju iu
"And not only did women suffer
from nhvsical ills, because the doc-
vestigation will be undertaken. Two tor3 didnl understand the remedies
years ago the country hereabouts
I iiiiu us heveresT; suasing up ana in
I the last five years there have been
felt several tremors.
Still the northern section of the
j United States is not the zone of
I earthquake frequency. As the
(equator is neared earthquakes multi
I ply. And yet it does not appear
j f roin any investigation that equator
ial proximity causes seismic disturb-
ances. Japan, described by Profes
sor John Milne as "the earthquake
country par excellence." is closely
or the preventives, either, for that
matter but they suffered terpera
mentally because they were not under
stood. "Today the successful physician
among women, is a psychologist as
well as a medical practitioner. Many
a woman's cure nas resulted more
from her doctor's study of her men
tal attitude, than from the pills he
For all we hear so much about the
Reeonded by southern Italy and In- resuess woman, tne aiscontentea
woman, tne nervous woman, today.
The study of seismology is prose
cuted with much greater vigor in
the doctor Is right. Women are far
better off physically than they were.
Japan than elsewhere. There are Also, they are stronger mentally and
over 1,500 observing stations in Ja-' actually a good deal happier than be
pan, over 70 of w hich are equipped fore.
with modern recording apparatus,1 r-oing out into the business world
while in the United States there are'nas done wonders toward physical
It looks mightily as If W J. Bry
an's name will go in the democratic
primary ticket as a candidate for the
presidency In Nebraska. It is mere
ly necessary under the law that a pe-
1 .1 ...... .. .. n -. .1
by "5 voti'-s be presented asking 'th orM' ''diversities that at Tokio H necessary to put off many of her
that the name of a candidate be ', J""? a rnair f mology. "1 C,?llea' an,to d w.ay
I vwiiie mere is a wonu-wioe ignor- ui me juruuuua mai iui
printed on the ballot for it to go on.
It does not appear that Mr. Hryan is,
encouraging the movement of the pe-
tltioners to nominate him. He hasj
assented to the proposal to run him
for dlegatc-at-large to the national!
convention, nn honor that doubtless
will be anrorued hira. I
ance of the causes of earthquakes 'generations have hampered women's
and no means of prevention has
been evolved, building construction
Is adapted to resist their effects.
The California earthquake of 1906
has resulted in the organization of
scientific men along the coast in the
Seismological Society of America.
Neither the states nor the federal
government recoeni7.es the science.
A bill creating a bureau of seis
mology under the Smithsonian lnsti-
It wasn't so very long ago that one
could be sick and have a beautiful
Those were the days when invaria
bly one or more of the feminine mem
bers of a family enjoyed poor health."
It was really considered aristocratic
to be an Invalid, and the plea ef in
validism was an excellent excuse to
avoid (unpleasant duties or cultivate
Nowadays one doesn't confess to an
illness unless it is something serious.
It's getting to be rather a disgrace to
be pick. Besides, most of us have
neither time nor money to indulge in
a real illness. So we use the ounce of
But if one must be pick, one Is
promptly taKen in hand, sent to a
hospital if possible, and treated with'
out any of the old fashioned fuss that
once centered about a sick bed.
So, you see, there is every discour
agement to those who, these days,
have any Inclination to "enjoy poor
In fact, women are so learning to
enjoy their physical Independence re
sulting from good health and com
fortable clothes, that It is doubtful if
they will accept a fashion which will
push them back into possible invalid'
ism. Though it is a pity that all wom
en haven't the (Strength of mind to
be satisfied with their natural forms
I mean forms which are symmetri
cal through proper care without for
ever trying to look like something
they are not.
We still put a premium on artifi
ciality, and it is still expected that
the matron shall somehow show the
figure of a schoolgirl.
Why can't we appreciate the more
generous lines of the elderly woman's
figure fully as much as the immature
proportions of the girl? Why can't
we see that one is really as beautiful
i as the other?
WOMAN always suspects her bus
band's motives when he tries to
persuade her that her last year's hat is
more becoming to her than the present
When a man dies his acquaintances
wonder how old he was and his rela
tives wonder to whom he left bis prop
erty. A good forgetery Is a great social
A wise woman will not attempt to
conceal her age In the presence of a
man who has gone to school with her.
When a man at a social function has
nothing to talk about he feeis as if be
would like to kill the person who
brought him there and falls to brood
ing over how he will do it. A woman
in like case just talks on and on.
What a man can't learn by experi
ence his "Wife can usually tell him.
It is hard work to live np to a refu
tation, even a reputation for laziness.
A bachelor never knows the Joy of
going home and telling his "wife the
A woman may think her husband
capable of holding down the presi
dent's job and still not trust him to
bring borne a ten cent soup bone.
In the Harz mountains stands the
castle of Wertheim, though it is now a
ruin. In the castle tower was a clock,
which was said to be one of the first
ever made. During the period when
the castle was last inhabited this clock
had long ceased to stri&e the hour. Its
clumsy frame was still perched away
np In the tower, so rusty that even a
strong man could not wind it even if
the weights were removed. The old
baron remembered having heard It
strike when a child, but he was sixty
years old and the only one In the castle
or in the neighborhdod who remember
ed the sound of Its bell. But It was
even then like the death rattle in the
throat of a giant.
Since that day the staircase in the
I tower ascending its four sides in fre
quent right angles some seventy feet
had completely rotted away, leaving
the clock on the strong floor that had
been built for it
Baron Ludwlg Wertheim was the
owner of the castle at the period of
this story. He had but one son. below
I might paint a beautiful picture,
I might write a wonderful book,
I might be a member of congress
Elected by hook or by crook,
I might bo- an eloquent speaker,
I might be the tar In a show
To draw down applause that meant money.
And then I might not, don't you know.
I might be the boss of a railroad,
I might be the king of the range,
I might at a pinch start a paper
And rip the town up for a change,
I might get a gun and go gunning
For game in the Jungle or tree
And win lasting fame as a Nlmrod,
And then I might not, don't you aea.
I might take a plunge in the ocean
And rescue a maiden from harm,
I might get a bunch of poor children
And move them off down on the farm,
I might take a turn as a grocer,
I might drive a large painted dray
And wait at the train for the baggage.
And then I might not, by the way.
Oh, yes, if I need occupation
There's plenty of places to turn.
Good jobs if I only could get them
And pleasant employment to bum.
But somehow I lack the Incentive,
Though these lofty seats might beguile,
I guees I will curb my ambition
And just be myself for awhile.
Can't Let Go.
are living beyond
"Is that so?"
"Yes. They can't afford all that
"Then why don't they cut it out?"
"Can't afford to."
"that's 'hot NEWS TO MB I"
Talking Good Roads
According to records of the National
BRKoclutioti mure than $15,00i,'00 was
pent last y.;ir in the fl.ht on tubercu
losis. At first thought one may won-jtujioil an(1 carrying an appropriation
ner wtiere are nil uie buildings tins
sum could r ct. but we must stop lo
think that wlmt has be n do.e in re-
"Some men are born lucky."
"Bowers, for instance."
"What about him."
"His wife's plants all froze when he
was out of town."
This is the season of the year when
newspapers throughout Illinois enter
upon their annual campaign for im-
of $20,000 was offered in congress ! proved roads. It Is the season, too,
but never reported out of commit-ifor the collection of "horrible exam-
ri'nt years in d!; .i-miiiai ii:g and enforc
ing methods of preventing lnf'' tion
Laa been wort!; more to humanity in
ciienil thaji all she actual cures effect- j
cd. With uuiversal knowledge of what i
causes tub'Tculosis an l how to prevent !
it, together with h-gal measures to en-j
force Kiui'a ion i.mot.g the careless,
the drend disease 5hoiUd in timp bt
stamped out in this country.
The confession of Rev. Clarence V.
T. Richcrton. the Boston pastor, to the
cowardly nmrdt-r of his choir girl, jy
Miss Avis I.iuneii. may also he trace-
Evansvillo, Ind. The progressive
republicans here have formed an or
ganization and docUred against the
reuomination of President Taft and in
favor of either I .a Follette or Roosevelt.
New orkY. Ana'ole LeBraz, pro
ftssor of French literature at the Uni-
ersity of Itenncs, has arrived to d
livf-r n Kprffs trptnrR hofnro
able to the fact that justice has been i brancne3 of L-Aiiiance Francaise of
ip.mn.llg iu l if u..f iriumv-l law m ...-. i lmtvcritia tn t,l rtrv
i-v. " --"""J-
the disposition of notable cases.
promptness with which Henry Clay
Brattle was fciven the full extent of j 0j
tne law uowii in n;ou wia irginiii
had its effect. The MrNamaras con
fessed because- they knew the fctate
"had the gooiis" on them, and Riche
min hi tidmi'tfd his crime because
he realiz d that bis j:g w as up. Public
agitation lui bad much to do with
the k'h.mged conditions in the admin-
New York. John Guda, IT years old
' Arthur avenue, the Bronx,
annised himself by picking at a small
dnanilte blasting cartridge with a
p!n. He will lose throe fingers, which
were torn as a result of the explosion.
Annapolis, Md. Because of their
(connection with a "club" in Annapo-
li. nnnlrttimprt haa hwn nrlmtniuroroH
iteration of In- and justice in manyj, ,,... . ,
...... , . . to five midshipmen by the naval
pies" in the form of poor road photo
graphs. The latter will be exhibited
next summer by those who are Inter
ested in the good roads movement.
Unfortunately for the propaganda,
the midwinter lectures of the editors
and the photographic reproductions
do not carry the!r effectiveness over
the period of Old Settlers' reunions
and county fairs. Then the high
ways are in good condition, and alto
gether too many of us fail to recollect
what we passed through during the
previous winter and early spring. We
are like the character in the Arkan
sas Traveler, who could not repair
his roof while it was raining and who
had no need of the iniprovemeot at
any other time.
Despite this attitude on the part of
so many citizens of Illinois, the good
road movement is making progress.
Figures which undertake to estimate
the loss occasioned by want of first
class highway facilities in this state
are attracting attention. They fur
nish an argument for good roads
which cannot be ignored. They deal
with dollars and cents and just now
we are all interested in dollars and
cents. To the lectures of the editors
these figures add extra force, and
when they are in mind those photo
graphs of mud holes take on new significance.
might tome to Iliino'..
Why Not riimiu.ite Koom-wU?
Why Kliou'id any tvpujlican calling
h'.inseif j.ri're.-sive hope f.r the nom
ination of Theodore Roosevelt?
academy authorities. The "club room"
had been raided and was found to be
well stocked with intoxicating liquors.
Portsmouth, England. The hattle
fhip Itever.ee broke from it moorings
here and collided with the bo- of the
Kiiiier-dreadnonrht Orion A holp was
Did not Roosevelt sacrifice the pro-j torn iu the larboard quarter of the
gresive8 w he n he acre d to the Al- j Revenge.
nson lurawu by Aldruh.) compromise
on the rate law ?
Did lie not continuously turn deaf
ear to the dcir.aud for revision oi the
Did he not in all bis service a
president hold to th'. coDticiion that
guilt is cot personal?
Is he not today ct mai:t!od to the
Cary-IVrkina big buaUiet-s p!an to
legalize n'-T-ori"ly In private hands?
WLat iin.;V feature of Theodore
Ko"evlt's .:aui in the more im
)rtai:t f at'r s i consonant w ith the
liov.i-ani of Cum Mir., La Follette and
the other real progressives of con
Not cit.rru for the democratic
Nogales. Sonora. Mex. Sraallpcx is
raging along the west coast of Mexico.
Cuamas bnd Mazatlan have been
quarantined. The disease is t;Ud to
have broken out also at HerraosiUo
and Culacan, capital of the state of
Love and a Breakfast.
"John." iie said to her husband, who
was grumbling over bis breakfast,
"your love has grown cold."
"No. It hasn't." he snap: !. "I) tit my
I breakfast has."
TLat'a just it If ycur love hadn't
grown cold yon wouldn't Lave noticed
ttst your tret-kfust haJ."'
-.. v . .ji tak . .
'"What's the use of being ting these
"You can't cut off anybody's head."
"But you can cut them socially, and
that hurts worse."
"Do you have
to puuch the
clock where yeu
"Indeed I do."
"Do you mind
punch an alarm
Requires Some Capital.
"J have bought me a house."
"How could you do it?"
"On the installment plan."
"But they require at least a dollar
An Agreeable Disposition.
"There are lot3 of people I don't
'Rut why don't you like them?"
"Because I'd rather dislike their
Mrs. John R. McLean, wife of the fanous propri2fcor of the Cincin
nati Enquirer and Washington Pest, is immensely fond of dogs. In tb
picture she is hown on the veranua of the McLeans' beautiful home.
Friendship." in a suburb of Washington. It is a nobie structure, and
.although within sight of the capital bulding. is four hundred feet high-e-
and thereby much cooler In the long, b'isterin summers that are
vitHted upon the city. McLean's hobbies are polit'cs and automobile
Mrs. McLean shares Ms. interest in th automobiles.
"Mrs. Blank is living on our street."
"Yes. I think I will r.ronose her for!
the club. What is her specialty?"
"Just being married."
whom there was no male heir to the
title. Caspar was forty years old and
his wife thirty-eight, and they had no
children. This was a source of dis
tress to the old baron, realizing, as he
did, that with his son the title would
become extinct. Since it was one of
the oldest and most respected in the
land those living In the vicinity felt
the same regret.
One night when a bleak November
wind was blowing those asleep in the
castle and those at the base of the hill
were awakened by a strange' sound, a j
sound that thrilled them and filled
them with wonder. They heard the
stroke of a tower clock. To those on
the hill it sounded close by. To those
at the bottom it seemed to come from
a distance. The only clock capable of
creating such strong vibrations within
a hundred miles was the one in the
tower of Wertheim castle.
And what a sound it was! Some
said that it seemed to them like the
distant boom of a gun on a sinking
ship, some that it was a knell, some
like the angelus that summons mor
tals to prayer. All agreed that it was
a dirge, and to all there were that
hoarse wheezing and creaking that
might be expected from long disused
and rusty mechanism.
One, two, three! Then there was a
silence, while the listeners counted the
beating of their hearts, at the end of
which the strokes were resumed.
But what a difference between the
first and last series of beats! Instead
of being funereal the second were joy
ous. Could those silvery tones come
from the old clock in the tower? And
yet what clock was there near by that
could be heard so distinct, so vivid?
None. One, two, three, four, five, six,
seven, eight, nine, teu! The strokes
were counted by every person in the
castle, beneath the castle and within
bearing distance of the castle. They
were heard by persons living ten miles
away. These joyous strokes sounded
differently to different persons. To
some they were like the sound of wed
ding bells, to some the chimes of East
er, to others those which ring out at
Of all who heard them the old baron
was the only one to interpret them,
ne counted the first strokes and when
he heard the third knew that his broth
er, as he sometimes called the clock,
had sent him a message. Then when
the ten strokes that followed ended he
tank into a restful slumber such as he
had not known for years.
The next morning the castle yard
was filled with people looking up at
I the tower nr.d the clock above. There
Onfy the baron failed to discuss tb
cause of the old clock suddenly re
suming the strokes that it bad given
for 200 years and had ceased to give
for nearly sixty. But it was noticed
that from that memorable night be.
who bad appeared youthful and vig
orous for bis years, began to show
plgns of decay. A cold storm in De
cember brought on a chill, from which
he emerged much weakened. In Feb
ruary he received a shock from which
it was evident he would not recover.
One day his son entered the room
where he lay with news that he hoped
might rouse his father to rally. He
announced that a child would be born
to the home of Wertheim.
"That Is not news to me," said the
old man. and, turning over, fell into a
sleep. Honrs after this his daughter-in-law
approached the old man's bed
to receive his congratulations. He waa
still sleeping and so still that she be
came alarmed and called her husband.
The baron was dead.
A great concourse of people attend
ed the funeral of the man they loved
so well. It was held In the chapel of
the castle, and after the ceremony the
body was lowered Into a vault under
the chapel floor. Then the throng,
having left many a gnrland on the re
placed marble slab, withdrew.
That night it was rather la th
small hours of the morning those
sleeping in the castle were awakened
by a crash so loud that it was beard,
like the mysterious sounds of the bell,
for miles around. No one got out of
bed to learn the cause of the noise; all
lay shivering with an unaccountable
dread. But with the first light of day
many jumped out of bed and, putting
on their clothes, went out into the
court yard with a view to learning
what had disturbed their slumbers.
They huddled together exchanging re
marks and looking about them to see
if there was any evidence that any
part of the old walls bad fallen. But
the walls were the same as the night
before. Then one man went to the
clock tower and looked inside. He saw
a heap of old rusty iron and rotten
wood. It was the clock.
The event, happening the night of
the baron's funeral, strengthened the
position of those who bad averred that
there was something more than human
in the mysterious strokes which bad
been beard at the close of the previous
year. Might not they have foretold
the baron's death?
"How could that be," protested the
doubters, "since there were but three
strokes and the baron did not die for
"Granted." was the reply. "But he
died in the third month of the year.
And, as to the clock, surely it gave
notice of its own as well as the baron's
One thing puzsled all the fact that
the old man when bis son announced
to him that a grandchild would be
born to him not only replied that it
was not news to him, but manifested
no Interest that it might be a boy.
Most of them believed that, whatever
tbo message the clock had given, the
baron alone was accorded a power to
In time it was announced that the
child would be born in October. Then
some one remembered that October
was the tenth month in the year and
that the number of the second series of
strokes that had been given by the old
clock had been ten.
At this discovery nearly every one
who bad doubted the supernatural be
havior of the clock gave in, and those
who did not admitted that if Bar
cn Ludwlg's grandchild should be a
boy they, too, would be converted. On
the 10th duy of October a baby boy
came into the world, and not a soul
within the castle inclosure or anions
the retainers living roundabout but
believed that the baron's "brother"
had foretold the day of his death, of
its own destruction, and that he would
be blessed by the birth of a male
child to perpetuate the family name
of which he was so proud.
The astonishment at this prophetic
announcement was nothing to that of
one who was in the secret of the mys
terious strokes. A young man with
a mania for climbing, by throwing a
looped rope over a projection of the
tower, had succeeded In getting up to
the clock and bad made three sounds
with a place of Iron, which he follow
ed by ten more with a piece of wood.
So astounded was he with the coin
cidences which subsequently occurred
that he almoHt believed he had been
sent to the tower by some guardian
spirit of the baron to make the an
nouncement to him of eveDts that aft
erward occurred. When the first
Gush of wonder bad died out the climb
er confessed that be had done the
striking. Only a few believed him.
and they accused him of witchcraft.
He left the p'ace to save himself
from being burned alive and never re
turned. The child born at the time became
the father of many children, most of
them boys, and the title Is still in existence.
Makes It Easy.
"He has no 'taste."
"Then you need not worry about the
cook when you Invite him to dinner."
A Woman cf Course.
"Are yon afraid of burglars?"
"No. bnt I am afraid of mire."
Have you a weak throat? If so, you
cannot be too careful. You cannot
begin treatment too early. Each cold
makes you more liable to another and
the last is always the harder lo cure.
If you will take Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy at the outset you will be
I saved much trouble. Sold by all drug
that a trick bad been played upon
them by some mischievous person who
had climbed up to the clock and struck
the bell, that it was superstition or
Imagination alone that led those who
heard the sounds to attribute to them
different intonations. One of thene skep
tics entered the tower at the bottom
and looked up to determine if be could
see any evidence left above as to bow
it could have been scaled. There was
nothing but the four interior sides,
showing marks here and there of
where the staircase had been built
against them. But even this man beat
a hasty retreat, for while he stood
gaping upward a piece of stone or
mortar fell from above, landing with
in a few feet of bim. lie was too
frightened to notice what it was. and
no one else dared enter the tower.
Jan. 8 in American
131.1 Battle of New Orleans. Jack
son's extraordinary victory was
gained with only a trifling loss.
Over 2,6(10 Britons fell. Jackson's
loss was 8 killed and 13 wounded.
His triumph was enhanced by the
fact that it was wholly unexpect
ed and seemingly Impossible and
against enormous odds.
1S21 James I.ongstreet, distinguished
soldier born iu Edgerfield district,
South Carolina; died Jan. 2, 1904.
1010 O'enerai Newton Martin Cnrtla,
"hero of Fort Fisher," died in New
York city: born 13.
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