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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1912.
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Tuesday, February 6, 1912.
The theory of the perpetuation of
the Rooseveltlan dynasty Is on the
The Roosevelt "cyclone" seems to
have been stopped by tbe Taft cold
A newspaper contributor who car
ries a large line of accident insurance
springs this: "In plain English, If
Caldwell is nominated
be Dunne?" Help!
The steel trust's answer to the gov
ernment's complaint Is a general de
nial. Colonel RooBevelt's receut Out
look article Is not submitted, bow
ever, as further proof of innocence.
In Illinois there are approximately
3,000,0(10 acres of swamp and over
flow lands capable of being drained
and reclaimed which would make ideal
corn land, producing from 50 to 80
bushels per acre. At lowest estimate
of 60 bushels thig land under cultiva
tion would Increase the Illinois corn
crop by 150,0i0,000 bushels and add
$90,000,000 to its annual value.
The Boy Scouts' welcome of Sir
Robert Baden-Powell ought to be both
hearty and sincere. They owe to him
the idea which has given hundreds of
thousands of lads in a score of coun
tries the means of a new, enjoyable
and profitable form of outdoor occu
pation and recreation, and no doubt
they are truly grateful. The Boy
Scouts constitute a British institution,
but the order has extended literally
around tbe world, and with a multi
plication and development that make
tbe uulvernal popularity of the idea
one of the remarkable events of the
The resolution Introduced in the
house and temporarily sidetracked
condemning more than two terms for
the president, U likely to pans even
tually. It will be supported, probably.
by all tbe democrats and quite a num
ber of republicans. Those republicans
who are suspected of being ready to
support either Taft or Roosevelt, as
the strength in their party develops
in favor of one or the other, will in
directly have to show their bands.
The republicans who are in favor of
tbe renomlnation of Roosevelt will, of
coarse, vote against it and their vote
may be construed as in favor of the
Oyster Bay man. Of course, some of
the republicans who are in favor of
Taft may not feel disposed to support
the resolution, but it is thought that
the resolution will have the effect to
"smoke out" the men who are unde
cided whether they will support
Roosevelt or not.
The Deadly Submarine.
There is something horrifying and
uncanny in the lots of life In the sink
ing of a submarine vessel, such as oc
curred at Portsmouth, England, the
other day. The idea of men being
canned .up in an airtight vessel and
sent to the bottom to be drowned like
rats can not fail to fill the mind with
a shrinking terror.
The submarine vessels may be a
good thing in war and may cause a
deal of destruction to the enemy, but
so far tbey remind one somewhat of
an idea expressed by a man when be
fcoke about carrying concealed weap
ons. He e&id he never carried weap
ons. He did not believe in revolvers
because they had killed more people
than tbey had ever saved.
Halting the Hysteria,
A recent Associated Press dispatch
conveyed the following information:
"Benjamin Ide Wheeler, president of
the University of California, long a
personal friend of Colonel Roosevelt,
aid last night that he had Just re
ceived a letter from the ex-president,
most of which was devoted to setting
forth Jn very emphatic language his
reasons for wishing to remain a pri
If the expresldent prefers to re
main an ex-president the way is open
to him. He once declared tbat the
popular Inhibition against a third
term la wise, and he would not violate
It. Tbe country la not in such con
ditlon that he alone can save tt
If he wishes to remain a private
citizen, he has but to say to the Gov
ernor Stubbses who recently visited
liim that he swill not accept renomlna
tion Instead of sending them away ap
parently authorized to say: "He
doesn't want it, but 'will take if
The former president will see his
ay clearer If he studies the action
f tbe republican county convention
eld in Chicago Saturday and corn-
posed of 1,200 precinct committeemen.
For days a determined effort bad
been made by tbe Chicago Tribune
and others of political influence to
hare tbat body endorse bim. Tbe
gathering was beld In tbe midst of
the present hysteria. Over 1,000 dele
gates voted on the proposition to en
dorse the Roosevelt candidacy, the
endorsement resolution receiving only
198 rotes to 864 against.
It Is plain that the people do not
Intend to force the presidency upon
To Fight Cannon for Reelection.
Interest throughout the state will
center to a more or less degree In
the congressional election in the Eigh
teenth district where Hon. Frank T.
O'Hair of Paris Is likely to be the
democratic candidate against former
Speaker Joseph Cannon.
It means that Uncle Joe will have
the hardest fight on his hands that he
has experienced since 1892 when
Colonel S. T. Busey of Champaign
county (then In this district) defeated
blm. Mr. O'Hair is regarded as the
strongest man in the district to lead
the democrats next fall, as his candi
dacy will unite all factions and se
cure the solid support of the democ
racy, besides attracting the votes of
thousands of insurgents, or progres
sive republicans, who are eager to
help unseat the ex-speaker. Many of
them have given assurance of their
support if a strong democrat could be
secured to oppose Cannon, and in Mr.
O'Hair they have a Moses "who will
lead them out of tbe standpat wilder
Frank T. O'Hair is 43 years old. He
was (born in a log cabin on the banks
of Big creek in the southern part of
Edgar county, where his parents set
tled upon moving north from Ken
tucky. He attained his education and
present splendid standing as a citizen
and attorney mainly by his own exer
tions and force of character. He is a
graduate of De Pauw university, and
one of the large law schools, and after
securing his sheepskin, returned to
his county seat town and began the
practice of law, where he has re
mained ever since. His legal ability
and pleasing personality have made
him one of the big men of bis portion
of tbe state, both professionally and
He is a fine appearing, btg-boned,
big-brained and big-hearted man
whose modest demeanor and democra
tic habits conceal a world of will
power and ability, while they attract
and hold the friendship of all who
come to know bim.
Are the Villages Decaying?
To readers who have thought the
rural village was experiencing a
quickening of its long sluggish life it
is something of a shock to find in the
Farm Journal an article describing
its "death." It is the farmine com
munity, however, and not tbe village
as the term is understood to which
the writer refers. His conclusion is
correct that in many localities the sys
tem of rural mail delivery, with its
abolishment of hundreds of small
postoffices, has diminished the Im
portance of crossroads and corners
and in some cases taken them quite
out of existence as centers of com
munity life, and it Is true that farm
ers have a grievance who are required
to discard tbe name their little settle
ment has always borne and to repre
sent themselves as belonging in some
village or city where they have never
lived and where they have no desire
to live. But tbe rural villages are also
suffering. The trend is to the larger
towns and cities though the "back to
the farm ' movement may save the
Perhaps the change is the result of
the great changes in rural life. In
olden days when the donation party,
the spelling school, the quilting party
the straw rides, the debating society
and the husking bee were popular,
young and old found wholesome
amusement. With the passing of these
features of village life nothing has
come as substitutes.
Uncle Dick Oglesby, whom Illlnols-
lans of other days very rightly de
lighted to honor, used to say that he
would rather address an audience of
farmers at a crossroads than a great
audience In a city. He was sure of
patient attention and that his argu
ments would be discussed for day
after he had gone.
If the villages are to go into decay
like sweet Auburn, of old, it will be a
distinct loss to the nation. An effort
should be made to revive olden In
terest in village life. Each commun
ity should form an Improvement so
ciety, debating clubs should be organ
ized, lecture courses and circulation
in a wora a wen directed move
ment should be started to keep the
villages from passing away.
HUTEL IN PANIC AS A
MONKEY MAKES CALLS
New York. Feb. 6. In a very few
minutes tbe usual Sunday qujetude of
the Hotel Breslin became a rushing,
scrambling bedlam, all because Miss
Agatha O. Showalter of St. Louis chose
to house two South American marmo
sets in ber suite.
When Miss Showalter registered
Sunday she said nothing of the mon
keys whicb she carried in a large glass
case. After installing herself in her
rooms. However, .miss snowaiter or
dered some milk and champagne waf
ers for her pet. The larger of the
two, after being fed, decided to make
a round of calls. He dropped from the
transom plumb onto Mary Hlckey.
maid, and the fun began. Mary
creamed and the monkey ran into
room occupied by two spinsters.
The spinsters screamed and the
monkey ran again. There were a doz
en such visits and tha whole hotel was
in a canlc before Miss Showalter ct
Five fingers of scorn do not equal
one helping hand. From "Smart Set"
Dear Mrs. Thompson (1) My
brother Is going to have a party of
young folks at our house. I do not
know them all. How shall I act?
(2) What is a good cure for bash
fulness? (3) What should a boy say
when he Is introduced to a girl? (4)
Would it be proper to write first
to a young girl? A READER.
(1) After you are introduced, act
Just as If you had always known them.
(2) The best way to overcome bash-
fulness Is to thluk less of yourself
and more of others. At the party de
vote yourself to tbe entertainment of
the guests. Try to make them have a
pleasant evening, and you will find
your bashfulness rapidly disappearing.
(3) "How do you do?" is sufficient.
(4) It is the gentleman's place to
Dear Mrs. Thompson Please tell me
how long a girl of 12 should wear her
dresses. Also, how should I wear my
hair? R. C. S.
Tbe length of the dress at 12 de
pends upon the size of the glrL For
girl of normal size, the dress should
be worn Just below the knees. The
hair should be worn In one or two
braids left hanging, and, -according to
Comment From Capital
(BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER.)
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, Feb. 3. There are two
sides to. the strike of the 30,000 men.
women and children textile workers
at "Lawrence, Mass. The big press as
sociations necessarily cannot go into
all of the details of tbe situation, for
the reason that many of these details
pre not, strictly speaking, "news."
The desperate struggle the mill work
ers have experienced in living on $6,
$7 and $8 per week wages paid them by
the woolen trust is one of the features
of the situation that has escaped pub
When it is considered that every
man, woman and child in tbe United
States is taxed on every article of
clothing that they purchase "in order
tbat the workers in the woolen indus
try tnay receive a fair day's wage,"
the strike becomes of national im
portance. The conditions being re
vealed at Lawrence show that sched
ule "K" is an absolute failure so far as
protecting" the employes in the wool
en Industry is coucerned.
OSI.Y SICCnss OF SCIIKDII.K.
The strike is demonstrating that
the only viewpoint from which sched
ule "K" Is a success is that it is mak
ing the people pay exorbitant rates for
woolen clothing and blankets, and
making millionaires out of the men
who contributed large sums to tbe re
publican campaign fund with the un
derstanding that schedule "K" would
be framed and passed by a republican
In striking contrast to the $6, $7 and
S 'wages paid the men, women and
BLOOD MAY RUN IN BELFAST STREETS IF
SPEAKERS PLEAD FOR HOME RULE DILL
T8 8 1 1 i I '
3 Win 5, - ?rf
if-r- j f tn hms i m
Winston Churchill, John Redmond, and other English political lead-
wh favor home rule for Ireiand have adhered to their intention of
speaking- in Belfast, at a meeting; to be -held February S, ' - spite of tbe
certainty of hostile demonstrations. Ulster county. In which Belfast It
. !hJ,M oll?1Jr &alnst home rule, and Ulster men are even reported
C?!. cPmri ff th purpose of resisting- any change by force of arms.
-A. bill for noma rula Is soon to b Introduced in Parliament.
tnred the sociable marmoset
The South American guests were
given accommodations in the basement
IBS. ELIZABETH TH0MP5CN
present fashion, fastened with a ba
rette Instead of tied with a ribbon.
Dear Mrs. Thompson My ambition
after leaving school was to become an
actress. I Joined a theatrical company,
and although it has been three years, I
have never yet been given a speaking
part. Would you advise me to change
my occupation? MARIE
As the salary attached to the part
you mention must be meager, I would
advise you by all means to select an
other occupation at once. You have
given this one a fair trial, and there
seems to no future in it for you.
Dear Mrs. Thompson Please tell
me how to wash ebony brushes with
out spoiling them. MRS. G.
Prior to washing, smear a little good
vaseline over the backs. This pre
vents the ammonia or soda water in
which they are washed from injuring
the ebony. The vaseline should after
wards be rubbed off and the back pol
ished with dry cloths.
children mill workers, and the pro
posed reduction of 22 cents a week,
which is responsible for the strike.
are the following facts as to the enor
mous profits of the woolen mills.
The amount paid out in dividends
by the American Woolen company in
iyuz iwas si,4W,uoo. In 1911 it was
J2.800.000. The capital in 1902 was
$49,501,100. and 1911 was $60,000,000.
The capital increased 2 per cent, Divi
dends increased 100 per cent.
Those who complain of higher prices
of shoddy, of cotton where there
should be wool to protect the human
body from winter chill, should know
all about Lawrence, because Lawrence
is positive proof of the big double
pointed political lie of the year of
our Lord, 1912.
THE WHOLE ARGUMENT.
The whole argument on which tariff
protection is based is this: "You give
us protection against foreign labor,
and we will be able to pay American
wages to American worklngmen." The
strike at Lawrence, together with the
report of the commissioner of cor
porations on the wage situation in the
steel industry, which shows that men
work under almost incredible condi
tions, reveals beyond the peradventure
of a doubt that the whole fabric of the
tariff protectionists is woven of the
most sordid of lies, and almost unbe
Protection for the purpose of creat
ing monopolies for American manu
facturers has proven unwise. The peo
ple are permitting themselves to be
taxed for nothing. But will they see
St. Petersburg The recaloitrant
bishop Hermogenes left Monday for
Zhiroviuky monastery, his place of
I 9i If,
9r ovjrcjkt m, smrm
THE OUTWARD SHOW.
VTJE cannot but ba bluffed by dress,
" Deny tt aa wa may.
We slie men up by what wa see
And not by what they say.
Though wisdom drops In verbal pearls
From off a beggar's chin.
We pass it for the Jest of fops
Who sport a diamond pin.
The man whose coat and vest are cat
On George the Second style
Can get the ear of very few.
And those who listen smile.
Take his advice on anything
Or for his counsel bldT
Oh.no; he might have known the trioks
When Adam was a kid!
But how you cotton to the man
Who wears the latest out!
His robes proclaim he knows, indeed.
Just what he Is about.
Tou listen to the honeyed gush
Of this well tailored gent"
And on his word buy mining stock.
That never pays a cent.
Tou know that wisdom does not come
Through haberdasher's art.
And still in spite of that you fall
For one whose clothes are smart.
The bluff will catch the best of us.
The outward form we scan.
And to the wise, all knowing world
The clothes proclaim the man.
On a String.
Just crazy about
"Not a bit
""What do you
"A, led man."
Needed No Help.
T was so disgusted with life that 1
was tempted to jump into the river."
"Why didn't you?"
"Water was too cold."
'But you might have taken gas.
"Don't like the taste of it."
"I can lend you a pistol."
"See here. If you are so anxious to
pose as a suicide expert suppose yon
get some practice on yourself. I can
give you any number of good sugges
tions if what you now have in mind
'Do you see tbat large and hand
I am Just craey about him."
"Then you onght to meet him."
"Delighted, I am sure. Who is he?"
"Consulting physician at the asylum
for the insane."
Afraid of tha Welcome.
"He doesn't go out much."
"No; he shrinks from contact with
"So timid as all that?"
"Well, when he goes for a quiet
stroll he meets on an average two
creditors to the block."
Might Have Met Him.
"By whom was that picture paint
"One of the old masters."
"Were you acquainted with him?"
"I forget; we met so many artistic
people while we were in Europe."
"How is he getting along, anyway?"
"Too much competition in his busi
"What line is he in?"
"Giving advice to the government"
"Is she much of a housekeeper?"
"No. She has no discipline. She
keeps the same hired girl right along
Japan Is troubled and full sore.
For as Its debts grow riper
It learns that those who go to war
Must always pay the piper.
Men who are up in tbe air all the
time should invent some method of
banking on the clouds.
We never know how happy we are
till some big calamity hits somebody
It really seems as if some epidemic
has broken out among ideals tbat is
weeping a lot of tbe old ones from tbe
face of the earth.
Tbe world owes ns a living, but it Is
s hard to collect it as if we bad to
tarn it at first band.
When you need help be your own
first aid to tbe injured.
Don't try to get even with anybody.
It is waste time. He has to even right
Tbe man who takes his own advice
Isn't around passing it out gratis to
ethers. Seekers after the article please
A man's conscience is a sort of alarm
rlock that be etpects his wife to keep
wound and set.
Monotony is cloying. Chocolate
renms oftrn bring on an attack of
An attack, of the grip Is often fol
lowed by a persistent cough, which
to many proves a great annoyance.
Chamberlain s Cough Remedy has
been extensively used and with good
success for the relief and cure- of
this cough. Many cases have been
cured after all other remedies had
1 failed. Sold bj a1! drr'a'C!ll
The Wives of Pine Flat By F. A. Mitchel.
Copyrighted. 1911. by Associated Literary Bureau.
There were two settlements among
the Nevada silver mines In which from
the first was a rivalry. These were the
Quartz Gulch and the Pine Flat peo
ple. Both were a bad lot. The Quarts
Gulchers had one good man among
them, while the Pine Flatters were all
bad. The good man at Quartz Gulch
wasn't good because he was naturally
inclined that way, but because he own
ed property In tbe Gulch that he would
like to make valuable, and he was pre
vented from doing so by the reputa
tion of the town. No one would invest
money there, no one would even come
there to investigate.
Pete Wllklns, this so called good maa
of Quartz Gulch, sat down one day for
a Job of thinking with a view to find
ing some way to better the morals of
his fellow citizens. He considered the
feasibility of shutting off their liquor
supply, or corraling all the weapons in
the settlement under lock and key, of
inducing an evangelist to come among
them and impregnate them with reli
gious principles. It didn't seem to Mr.
Wllklns that any of these plans were
At last "Wllklns got down to the foun
tain head of all refinement woman. If
he could only get some respectable wo
men in tbe camp he believed they
would act as a palliative upon the men
and eventually bring about a better
state of morals. The first difficulty
was to find the women, tbe second to
get them to the Gulch and the third to
keep them there long enough to pene
trate the outside coating of villainy and
get a hold on the men's better nature,
lie didn't mind the disappointment the
women would experience in expecting
to secure husbands and homes, but he
didn't like to be put in for a failure.
It occurred to him to interest the men
in his project. There would be no dif
ficulty in securing their approval of
bringing in the women. The trouble
would h tn indnro them to behave in I
such a fashion as to induce their more
delicate partners to remain. He called
a meeting of the citizens and thus ad
"Pards, I been thlnkln o' some way
o' glttin' the better o' tnem ga loots
down on the flat and I think I've hit
the nail square on the bead. I'm goln'
to send for a carload o' the best lookln'
and most respectable women to be
found In the east to be sent out here to
beautify the town."
There was a yell of approbation, and
the orator continued:
"What we want is decent homes,
and yon can't make a home without a
woman in it Ail I'm afeard of is tbat
if we induce good women to come In
and start homes for us you fellers '11
scare 'em away."
Cries of "We won't!" "Try usl"
"Bring "em on and seel"
A collection was taken up, and a suf
ficient sum was raised for the purpose.
The scheme was popular both because
of the coming of the fair sex and top
ping the inhabitants of Pine Flat. Pete
Wilkins was appointed a committee of
one to carry out the project and at
once opened up a correspondence with
a society called tbe Helping Hand in
an eastern city, and arrangements for
a first shipment of young women who
needed homes were made. If these
reported favorably on their reception
and tbe prospects before them another
shipment was to follow.
The probability is that all would have
worked well had it not been that cer
tain citizens of the town were so puffed
up with pride at their prospective out
doing of Pine Flat that they must
needs crow over their rivals before
their chickens were hatched. When It
was learned by those of the Flat that
the Gulchers were going to have a
cargo of women sent out from the east
there was a feeling among the bitter
that something must be done. Various
propositions were made to see this in
novation and go their rival one better,
but they were either Impracticable or
absurd. One stupid churl suggested
that they send for a cargo of monkeys;
another that a number of wax figures
In the show windows of city stores be
bought up and placed in the windows
of the shanties, suggesting tbe presence
of a housekeeper.
One suggestion was received with a
howl of delight. Aaron Skinner, who
before going to the bad had taught
school, thus spoke to a crowd of his
fellow citizens who were debating the
"It seems to me," he said, "that by
blabbin' the Gulchers have given us
an advantage over 'em. What we
want to do is first to lay our plan and
then shoot any one 'of our number we
see heading for the Gulch, so that he
can't give It away. There was once
a lot of fellers who started a town
they named Rome. Not far off was
another town, the people of which
were called Sabines. The Eomans
were ns bacToff for want of women as
we or the Gulchers, but tbe Sabines
had plenty of 'em. The Romans invit
ed the Sabines with their wives and
daughters to a blowout, and at a sig
nal the Romans picked up the women
and run 'em off. Now, what I propose
i3 to go out and meet these gals that's
coming to the G ulcers before tbey
git to tbe end of tbe journey and rcn
'em in here."
Judging from tbe cries of approba
tion that met this proposal, tbe school
master had touched a responsive chord.
A hundred pistols were flourished to
shoot any man who gave tbe scheme
away. The proposer agreed to get
himself posted as to the route, and
the time of arrival of tbe women in
the neighborhood, and volunteers were
forthcoming to watch the territory be
tween tbe Flat and the Gutcb to make
sure that the secret was not trans
mitted. Deadhead station so called from tbe
fact that no man who boarded a train
there would pay his fare was the
point of junction between Quartz
Gvh and the railroad.
was fifteen miles from the Gulch and
ten miles from the Flat. The school
master rode" over and learned from the
telegraph operator the day and hour
the women would arrive. Their train
would reach the station at 6 o'clock in
At 3 o'clock the same morning a
company marched from tbe Flat escort
ing several empty wagons to a station
on the railroad six miles farther east
than Deadhead. When tbe train drew
up at -the platform a committee pur
porting to be Gulchers went aboard
the train and politely invited the la
dies to alight, stating tbat they had
decided to take them off there in
stead of DeadJjead. The women im
mediately gathered their belongings
and left the train. There were twen
ty of them, and they filled tbe wagons
that had been brought to carry them
to Pine Flat, whither they were escort
ed by the citizens of that place.
When the train arrived at Deadhead
without its precious freight and the
Gulchers learned how they had been
tricked their fury was like that of a
raging prairie fire. They held a con
ference, at which for half an hour all
talked at once, thus losing half an hour.
By the time they were ready to listen
to reason It was evident that their
property would arrive in the enemy's
camp long before the Gulchers could
get there and the Flatters would have
abundant time to plan a defense. Wll
klns, who saw that they had been out
witted beyond hope of recovery, coun
seled a return to their shanties and
sending for another carload of tbe
same kind of freight He contrived to
bring enough of the men to his way of
thinking to render it impossible for the
rest to recover the women by force.
The disappointed men returned to tbe
Gulch, some cursing the mismanage
ment of those in charge of the affair,
some swearing vengeance on the Flat
ters, while one crusty old feilow who
had been married, but had gone west
to escape from a termagant wire, said
they didn't know when they were well
Wilkins set himself energetically
about getting a new shipment but the
eastern parties who had fltade the con
signment would do nothing further till
they had heard from the women who
had already been sent The reports
they made were at first not reassuring.
At least the consignors looked upon the
carrying off of the women by those for
whom they were not Intended as in
dicative of a very wild social condi
tion and wrote Wllklns that they would
take no further steps as to future con
signments. When this communication was re
ceived the men of Quarts Gulch, who
were called together to hear it read, re
solved, every one, to march against
their enemies and either get the wom
en or die. Six weeks had elapsed, and,
though tbe distribution of twenty wo
men as partners for more than a hun
dred men came very near breaklDg up
the settlement, it was finally left to tbe
former to choose their mates, which
they did, and soon the women were
all married. They did not know
till the last wedding had taken place
that they were captured property. But
this made no difference to them. In
deed tbey rather admired their hus
bands for their enterprise.
But one day a cltUen of the Flat
came galloping into town shouting,
"The Gulchers are coming:' Every
ablebodled man, some with rifles, the
rest with revolvers, were marching on
tbe town. The Flatters had at first
looked for this invasion and prepared
themselves for it, but after so long an
Interval It was unexpected. The long
roll was beaten, or, rather, a big dinner
bell was rung In the center of the town,
the signal that had been agreed on six
weeks before when the robbery bad
been perpetrated. On the arrival of the
enemy the defenders of Pine Flat or.
rather, of the twenty wives within it
were drawn up In lyittlo array, and as
soon as the former were within shoot
ing distance the fight began.
But a few had fallen, and they enly
wounded, when the wives ran out and,
rushing in between tbe hostile lines,
forced tbe contestants to cease firing.
Then tbey told the men who bad come
for them tbat they were married, were
already engaged In beautifying their
homes and that nothing would induce
them to leave their husbands. The
Gulchers, they said, might as well go
back home, for even If they conquered
the women would not go with them.
Wilkins said be thought he could draw
off his men if the women would prom
ise to write such accounts of their sit
uation as would Induce a new bevy to
come out to Quartz Gulch. This the
ladies agreed to do, and the enemy
In due time another consignment ar
rived ticketed for the Gulchers, and,
fearing another raid upon their proper
ty, tbe bitter marched under cover of
the night to a station where they weri
quite sure they would find their yet
unseen wives. But their enemies scorn
ed to be piggish Indeed, tbey had no
need to be, for they bad arranged for a
shipment on their own account Tbe
Gulchers load arrived safely, and both
Quartz Gulch and Pine Flat are now
eminently respectable places.
Feb. 6 in American
177 France officially acknowledged
independence of United States and
promised an alliance, a decisive
event in tbe Revolution.
183 General John Brown Gordon,
noted Confederate soldier. United
States senator from Georgia and
ex-governor of that state, born;
18C2 Capture of Fort nenry, Tennes
see, by the United States navy.
1307 Rear Admiral Albert Iantz, V.
S. N- retired, veteran of tbe civU
war, died; born 1833.