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TRADES Iffiinj COUNCIL tt
Tuesday, February 13, 1912.
Nothing is impossible. The
nese republicans have won.
Love in a cottage la not for Lil
lian Russell. She wants her future
husband to assure her an Income of
(60,000 a year.
Secretary Knox has evidently de
cided that there Is no good reason
why President Taft sbouid hare to
do all the administration's traveling,
Representative Dies is endeavor
Ing to deal a death blow to Bryan's
influence. The Nebraska statesman
Insists that there will be no lmmed
late use for the services of an under
. The man who is able to support
his wife and family of 10 children on
an income of $13 a week ought to
be called to a higher post. It would
be a pity If bis genius as a financier
were lost to the world.
I.Ime. Curie is not Included In
Pittsburgh's list of 20 great women.
Dr. Mary Walker also fails to get in
the list, although she has never been
accused of alienating the affections
of any other woman's husband.
Illinois State Register: The scram
ble of candidates at the state house on
Friday for the purpose of securing the
top place on the tivket to be voted for
at the next primaries, was a very dis
graceful proceeding. It seems that
each man who runs for office wants
to get the advantage of the careleps.
Ignorant and untblnkiDg voter, whom
he assumes is going to vpte for the
first named in the list on any ticket.
If this is the only effect of the primary
laws, then there should be a change.
In fisiy event, there should be an
amendment of this law that would pre
vent this unnecessary and undignified
I'rofiU of lieef Trunt.
The beef trust packers declare that
during the years 1907, 1908, 1909 and
1910 their net profits from fresh meat
were ouly one-eighth of one cent a
In 1907 the retail price of fresh
meat was from 11. 8 to 13.3 per cent
higher than in 1900, while the price
of cattle declined in that period from
$92.46 to S1.G3. And while dressed
beef was half a cent a pound dearer
in 1910 than In 1909, tbe price of
beeves was lower, declining from $9
per 100 pounds in 1909 to $7.53 in 1910.
1 Any self respecting cow, says the New
York World, bag the right to wonder
who got the extra difference between
her price 011 the hoof and her price
The New Fire Law.
The new law which provides for the
appointment of a fire marshal for the
: state of Illinois with a corps of depu-
' ties to prevent as far as possible the
, Incendiary fires in the state and e(
j feet the capture and punishment of
- incendiaries ls a good lam-. It appears
; the present organization ls doing good
' work in thHr line.
There are altogether too many fires
' In Ibis country, and there are too
' many people guilty of arson who es
cape punishment. A person who Is
guilty of arson, a crime which always
carrieg with It the probable loss of
: life, is so l'ttle above the criminal
' who commits murder in the first de-
' gree, that he should have little mercy
t the hands of the court. There ls
no crime more dastardly.
Good for Oraudall.
The average citizen will be glad to
know that Frederick Crandall, the
nephew of Mr. Hawley, the millionaire,
whom that gentleman discharged sev
eral years ago for marrying tbe girl of
his choice, will come into two or three
million dollars of Mr. Hawley's estate
owing to the fact that Mr. Hawley left
no will. Mr. Hawley was a confirmed
old bachelor and appears to have ob
jected to his nephew marrying, and in
formed him that he would turn him
out if he married the young lady who
appeared to be very poor at that time.
His nephew married Just the same, and
now it is refreshing to know that after
three years he will likely come in for
Lis share of Hawley's estate.
And this reminds us, as Mr. Lincoln
says, of another story. Several years
ago there was a rather elderly bach
elor who kept a store in one of the
Iowa towns. Ills first assistant was
Ms nephew, who wooed and won nfie
Land of a very nice young lady. The
urcle was ln the book business, and
Mr a he found that the nephew was
Jiatrmined to marry, the young lady,
be told him he would have to get oat
of the store as there was not enough
money in that business to support
wives. The young man got married
and also got out of that store, but he
did not stay out of the book business.
Instead of that, he started a store of
his own and in about one or two years
be had the business of the city and
the uncle was bankrupt That young
man. who has now grown gray, la still
running the biggest book store In that
town, while the uncle died a rery poor
man, far away.
Boys, stiok to the one you love.
Xo Ban for Women.
Tn !Har tnr vaituti 4 & f alltm, Tba
New York World Is authority for the
statement that after a brief but seem-
ingly conclusive experiment, the P
women's bar that had been out In by
on of the leading hotels of the city
has been closed. The manager says:
"The ladies do not seem to care to
drink anything except tea unless they
are In the company of gentlemen.
Here la a nodal problem that needs
to be worked ont A woman may lead
another woman to tha bar. but It
takes a man to make her drink. Is It
possible that in the mind of a woman
it is not so much the cherry that
makea.th hrm of th roektall as
the company that goes with It?
The Incident is the mere interest
ing because authorities agree that
women ake to cigar eta without the
companionship of men. Why should
the law of the drink be different from
that of the smoke?
Is it because cocktails romnt to
babbling while tobacco lures to silence
and reverie, and women trust
more than they trust women?
The Meeting at Belfast.
There was no disturbance at Bel
fast Winston Churchill delivered his
speech according to announcements,
aa did Redmond, who followed him.
in favor of home rule tor Ireland. The
m-esence of thousand- of troona in the
city and the irlgilance of detectives
and the police prevented any outbreak.
The Orangemen deemed "discretion
the better part of valor." Their threats
to break up the meeting and to pre
vent the speeches were in vain. They
nevor should have been made. It was
necessary to hold the meeting after
these threats had been repeated so
often to vindicate freedom of speech.
Why should the "Ulster people op
pose the discussion of the home rule
question when the great majority of
are demandlnr it. and when the Brit-
ish government is disposed to grant
such a measure of independence for
Ireland as is thought consistent with
the unity of empire? The majority of
the Deode of Ulster, which Inclndea
several counties tn the north of Ire-
land, are Protestants and they think
that an Irish parliament composed
chiefly of Catholics would be inimical
to the minority in religious faith. Why
should they think eo? Is it not pos-
sible for Catholics to be as Just as
Protestants? Besides, the very bill
that would give home rule to Ireland
would, by its terms, insure religious
freedom and equality without any dis
crimination in legislation.
Sooner or later home rule for Ire
land is sure to come and the people
of Ulster may as well prepare for it
instead of working themselves up into
frenzy of excitement
Taft's Mark Hanna,
One of the most damaging punc
tures of the Roosevelt third-term
boom"' ls the selection of Congress-1
man William B. McKinley, the trac-
tlon magnate, aa general superlnten-
dent and financial yardmaster of the
Taft secod-term campaign.
The following from the Chicago Trl-
bune Indicates how the "third-term"
gas is escaping:
"Mr. McKinley himself ls the presi
dent of the Illinois Traction system,
the head of a considerable number of
street railway companies ln various
parts of the country, and is reputed
to be several times a millionaire. He
ls the close associate of scores of
big corporation officials who have con
tributed generously to republican cam
"Since McKinley haa been at the
head of the congressional campaign
committee there has been so much
money in the treasury that the opera
tions were conducted on a lavish scale.
The campaigns hate been managed in
the interest of the republican "old
guard" the principal business of which
is to see that no legislation is enacted
that displeases the corporations. The
progressives say McKlnley's commit
tee has spent as much as $50,000 in a
Elngle district to defeat a candidate
not approved by the "old guard." The
progressives profess to be under great
obligations to the president for his
choice of campaign manager. They
say there now is so doubt that the
Taft campaign will be financed by the
corporations, and that, they aver, is
an Important thing for the people to
Obviously Taft haa selected a capa
ble man for the kind of campaign
"organising" he wants done. Con
gressman McKinley stands not only a 1
formidable gladiator at the golden
gate of wealth, but he is a thirty-third
degree republican. He is chairman of
the republican congressional campaign
committee and prospective chairman
of the republican national convention
if Taft dominates that body. Not only
that, but he's from Illinois where the
political game ls not entirely unknown.
Taken as a whole the naming of Mc
Kinley as Taft's Marcus Aurelius
Hanna will not be such an unpopular
move, either. Most folks will say he
is preferable to some human money
bag direct from Wall street McKin
ley is a man of personal magnetism
as well as financial power, so it is lit
tle wonder that the Tribune and other
"third termera' who are trying to
keep a Roosevelt "boom" Inflated look
with alarm upon Taft's selection of
From your children's earliest In
fancy Inculcate the necessity of In
Unite firmness with gentleness. Let
J0" children always understand that
TO" meAn -wliat you say. Never prom-
m anyining unless you .re not
If you tell a child to do anything.
tell him how to do It and see that It
Always punish your child for wil
fully disobeying you. but never pun-
Uh tlm In anger,
lei your cauaren Know mey
T yu. na 7 Be'
command. On no account allow them
to do at one time what you have for-
Diaoen. nnaer tne same circumstances,
Accustom them to make
their little recitals with perfect truth.
Never allow tale bearing.
Dear Mrs. Thompson I work at the
same place with a girl who is in love
with my brother. She is continually
asking me to her home and then asks
m7 brother to call for me. After he
comes she pays no more attention to
r10 av juu iuiu& u. i in t uuiy tu
speak to my brother about It?
If you object to your brother being
thrown In this girl's society, why not
stop going there yourself?
Dear Mrs. Thompson I know two
derent fellows of whom I may take
mT choice. One Is homely and poor,
but a good worker. When he comes
home from work he does the house
work for his mother and he Is a good
church worker, but I do not love him,
Comment From Capital
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
Washington, Feb. 10. Two-thirds
Cf the population of England Is urban;
18 rural- ln giana me prooiem urn
ls constantly before the statesmen Is
lnal 01 ieeaing tne population wnen
the land tney ,lve ln doeE not Produce
enougn ior mem to eai. in mis coun
lrv 1116 Iooa aPP'y r exceeds the
consumption. There Is every reason
wn' prices, especially 01 iooa, snouia
06 nln ln ngiana, ana cneap in Amer-
,ca r1 tbe reverse is true
comparison of prices.
These facts are set forth, with many
others, in an article in the February
number of The World Today. With
reference to prices here and in Eng
land the article says:
"In the case of certain staple articles
of diet the discrepancy is particularly
Etriking. A quantity (by weight) of
bread that can be bought ln London
for 10 cents costs 22 cents in New York
an advance of 120 per cent. Seven
pounds of potatoes cost 5 cents ln
London, In New York an average of
134 cents, an advance of 250 per cent.
The bread that is used in London is
made largely from wheat shipped from
the Dakota prairies.
rot In the ground within a few hours
haul of New York because of the lack
of a market, ln view of which facts
the greater cost of these articles ln
this country becomes a matter of sur-
A WIDE DIFFERENCE.
Tt costs a British family about $277
NEW YORK'S A RUBE TOWN, SAYS ACTRESS
WHO WORKED FOR YEARS TO GET THERE
Pauline Lord. aDearina ln The
t neater, new xora. now declares
B road way that New York ls the
ruDe yiuage,- sne caiieu ic
Finds Woman Frozen to Death.
Vlncennes, Ind., Feb. 13. The frozen
body of Mr. Louisa Windman. 6S years
old. was found by Mrs. Harry Halter,
hja. y.t. .tJT
although I think he would make a very
good husband. The other boy Is just
the opposite. His mother has-property
which will coon be his and I dearly
love him. I don't know which to
choose. I can , have either one.
they both like me. Their mothers
alao both like me and would like to
have me for a daughter-in-law. Both
fellows have called on me and have
taken me home several times. Please
tell me which one you think will make
the best husband.
Yon say each of the young men has
called on you and has taken you home
several times. This would not Indi
cate that either Is desperately in love.
It may be possible that you are mis
taken. The former young man would,
without doubt, make a' good husband,
but the fact that the latter does not
help his mother with the housework
does not indicate thf-t he is absolutely
bad, nor even that he may not be good
Perhaps his mother does not need his
assistance, and some young men are
very unhandy and more bother than
they are worth helping around the
house. If you have an offer of mar
riage from both, marry the one you
a year to live decently. This estimate
is made by the secretary of the Lon
don Board of Trade, who discovered
that the English family receiving this
amount lives on about the came stand
ard as the American family receiving
900 a year.'
The first answer of the stand pat
ters ln congress to this condition Is
that, while prices are higher here.
wages also are higher, and that where
the American has to pay more, he has
more with which to pay.
The mill workers at Lawrence, who
are typical of mill workers throughout
the eastern part of this country, say
the average wage in the mills is from
$6 to $8 per week. This is for full
time. In most of these mills the work
ers do not work full time, so that, at
the end of the year, they hav earned
only a little more than the English
THE REAI, TRUTH.
The real truth of the matter is that
the American mill worker has to pay
American prices to live on wages that
are Just about the same as the Eng
The difference is that in England no
tariff trusts take down millions upon
millions in profit from watered stock.
And as a further illustration of "where
the money goes" in this country it
might be mentioned that Edward
B. McLean of Washington gave a din
ner recently to nineteen guests at a
cost of $30,000. At this dinner Mr.
McLean's wife wore a million dollar
diamond in her hair and a half million
dollar diamond at her throat.
Talker." nw ) ttbtvU
arter years event ln tnine-
to get onto
most provincial town is .
a neighbor, who had not seen her since
last Wednesday. Although wealthy
Mrs. Windmar lived alone. She leaves
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a son and daughter.
r It. SMITH
A MINOR IRRITATION.
To tha spring- campaign.
That trifling nerve strain
That Is trying so hard
To ba tha advance guard
Of tha big show that has the call
For the early fall!
Now we proceed to name
Mayors and auch amall game.
Searching In the applauee
On which to base
Predictions, touching the chase
After the big prize.
So now we size
Up the vote, '
Of every minor chance
And by them arrange
The small, evasive dope
On which we hang a hope
And figure a chance to get there
For the side by which we swear.
But it's vain our faith to pin
On a trifling city win.
For we cannot tell a thing
By the running In the spring
Voters are so much Inclined
To a sudden change of mind.
And the fellow who gets there
In the city might not fare
As a winning candidate
Should we try him in the state.
All fho guesses you may chuck
In your eye and trust to luck.
For, as we have made it clear,
Victories this time of year
Have about as much to do
As a mule in Timbuktu
With what's later going to be.
Tou can only wait and see.
80 lt'a beet
To let forecasts take a rest.
What's tha use?
Something later wUl break loose.
Tha Doctor Needed the Operation.
"Was an opera
tion really neces
sary in White's
T did not think
that he was so
"To tell the
truth, he wasn't
but his physician
had just given his
daughter a swell
wedding, and the
affair rather de
pleted the doc
"1 think it is a shame the way John
nie Brown teases that dog of theirs.
Just hear him howl."
"That isn't Brown's dog."
"No. It is Green's, the dog that
teases your cat so."
"Really? Is It Johnnie Brown teas
"Yes. He is tormenting him dread
fully." "Oh. well. I suppose he keeps the
She Isn't a lighted city a grand and
He Yoc bet!
She To what does it move you?
He To wishing I could get the light
'ing contract for a term of twenty
The Certain Test.
"Are they very rich?"
"Well, they have diamonds." '
"Lots of people have diamonds."
"But thev use real butter on their
"She has lots of temperament, don't
"Indeed! I never heard that she was
as disagreeable as that."
"You are Just like my mother."
"Am I, dearest?"
"Yes. She has store teeth too."
Little Cuba, smoke in peace
Your cigar or cigarette.
You'll get mixed with,the police
It the least bit gay you get.
The facts of life are so bitter that It
isn't to be wondered at that some of us
get to liking the honeyed falsehoods.
Paying the piper is a time honored
custom that nobody is permitted to
We are due to harbor a lot of doubts
while waiting to see the ship come in
that is to bring us fortune.
Nothing is so bad that it can't be bet
ter. The woman who smokes a cigarette
seldom spanks a baby.
Pacifying the Janitor is one of the
first moves to be mae in the art of
living in a flat
A man's idea of a mighty interesting
woman is one who listens in breathless
alienee to the story of his exploits.
Leap year is likely to be disappoint
ing to old bachelors because they sim
ply can't believe In the deterioration
that goes on in four years.
There are persons who seem to wore
for the fun of quitting at night
It takes so much time to keep on
good terms with some neighbors that
it Is really more economical to move.
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 nsed and with good
success for the relief and cure of
this coueh. Many cases hav hn
cured after all other rmdiM ha
1 tailed. Sold by all druggists.
An Old Tree By Martin Goldthwaite.
Copyrighted. 1811. by Associated Literary Bureau.
The nineteenth century made some
wonderful change in personal respon
sibility. Daring the early part of It,
whether, or not there was more Inher
ent honor among men. It was necessary
to leave & great deal to the honor of In
dividuals. An exercise of anything
keeps it alive. When tt la dormant it
la liable to retrograde. It was not till
I860 or thereabouts that the punch
system for fare collectors on railroads
and street car lines was Introduced,
and the companies made the public
their agents, informing them of the
conductor's duties. It was one of these
notices posted in a street car that
gave rise to Mark Twain's celebrated
A pink trip slip for an eight cent fare.
A blue trip slip for a alx cent fare.
A butt trip sUp tor a Ave cent fare.
Punched ln the presence of the passengere.
Punch, brothers, punch: punch with care;
Punch ln tha preaenoa of the passengere !
Then, too, tbe merchant of the early
part of the nineteenth century consid
ered it a disgrace to fail in business.
He had inherited from his ancestors
the tradition that ln monetary trans
actions he could only maintain a re
spected position among his fellow men
by paying dollar for dollar. Many a
man of that time died of a broken
heart not entirely because of the loss
of his wealth, but the loss of bis honor.
These illustrations could be added ad
libitum, but the two mentioned will
suffice to give the younger members of
tbe community today an idea of those
times when there were no patent de
vices for insuring honesty.
When the war between the states
broke out Ned Carle ton, a boy of fif
teen, enlisted, though he was three
years under the required age, and
marched south with his regiment. Aft
er the battle of Shlloh he was reported
missing and was dropped from the reg
imental roster. His family mourned
him as dead.
In the year 1900 a man giving his
name as juason Macmtyre canea
upon an oculist to save the sight of one
of his eyes. The oculist after a num
ber of visits on the part of tbe patient
discovered that be was suffering from
a depression at a certain point in his
skull, causing a pressure on the optic
nerve, and recommended trepanning
the part Maclntyre was operated
on by a surgeon and the moment ha
became conscious after the passing of
the effect of the anaesthetic cried out
rising to a sitting posture:
"Stand fast boys! We're drivln 'em."
"Don't excite yourself," said the sur
geon gently forcing the patient down
on his back.
"Oh, I see," said Maclntyre, look
ing about him, "I've been hit I'm ln
hospital, I suppose."
"The operation has been successful.
You'll be all right very soon."
"Did we lick "em?"
Those about tbe patient looked at
one another as much as to say, "He's
out of his head."
"You must keep quiet Mr. Macln-1
tyre," said the surgeon.
"Maclntyre! Who -are you talking
to? My name's not Maclntyre; I'm
Ned Carleton of the Indiana volun
teer?" And so he was. For forty years a
pressure on his brain, occasioned by a
wound in tbe bead, had made him ob
livious to his existence for the first
fifteen years of his life. How he had
come to assume another name be
didn't quite remember, but during four
decades he had lived under that name.
But he had not lived ln America. His
earliest remembrance was of Australia,
though how he got there he didn't
know. He had been a sailor a part of
the time since he began his second
existence, while the rest had been spent
as a sheep herder.
And now Carleton, fifty-five years old,
having recovered from the operation,
was obliged to go out into the world
and earn a living. He had been well
educated for a boy of fifteen and wrote
an excellent hand. He went about' ap
plying for a clerkship. Everywhere
he applied he was received with sur
prise. "We don't hire any one of your age
for a clerk," he was told. "We pre
fer very young men."
"I'm a good penman. Can't you give
me some copying to do?"
"Typewriting! What's that?"
"That young lady will explain it to
you," pointing to a girl clicking a ma
chine. The poor fellow, taking up as he did
the thread of life from the age of six
teen, did not apply for a man's work.
One day Carleton, being kindly re
ceived by a benevolent looking gentle
man, told the man his story, eliciting
a great deal of interest
"I will do what I can for you," said
the gentleman. "We need a collector,
now would you like that position?"
"Glad to get anything," said Carle
ton. "and I'm sure you will find me
honest 111 not pocket my collections."
The gentleman did not seem impress
ed with that phase of the case, but he
rave Carleton the position, .naming
his salary at $10 a week. Carleton
"Do you mean. Mr. Gregory." he
asked, "that I am to be trusted to
collect funds for yon and be paid only
$10 a week? It seems to me that yon
need a trustworthy person for that
service, and a trustworthy person
should command more money."
"Oh, we don't take any account of
honesty. There are Insurance com
panies who attend to that"
"And if 1 appropriate tbe funds I col
lect r ,
"They will secure your arrest and
put you in Jail."
Carleton looked at tbe man in as
tonishment "Do you think, Mr. Gregory, that to
deny a man your confidence la con-
I duclve to honesty?
1 "To 8PeaK "ny. I do not
why do you refuse to trust
"Because it la the system ander
which all men work. We cannot do
business under different conditions
from other concerns."
"May I consider your offer over
"Yea, if yon like," with some sur
prise. Carleton had been born of Christian
parents, who had taught him to be
scrupulous ln the matter of "mine and
thine," never to tell a lie and te con
sider himself required to deal honor
ably by all men. This offer of a posi
tion with an insurance . policy on his
honor was a bitter pill for him to
swallow, but he must make a living,
and the next morning he went to Mr.
Gregory and told him that he was
ready to go to work.
"Very well; go upstairs and have
your photograph taken."
"Photograph! What's that for?"
"A custom of these times. All our
employees are photographed. If they
run away with our funds and we have
a likeness their capture ls easier."
"Do you mean, Mr. Gregory, that you
keep a rogues gallery of your clerks V
"Not at all. We keep the gallery,
and it is for tbe individual to make a
rogue of himself."
. vwmuu biwu iwkuig ni cue geuuv-
man with eyes wide open. Finally he
"I was brought up by a father and a
mother who would have considered it
dangerous to me not to give me their
Implicit confidence. Yon are treating
your fellow men as they dared not
treat me, and by doing so if yon are
not encouraging dishonesty yon are -surely
paving the way for it If I ac
ceded to your terms I should consider
that so far as yon are concerned I had
a right to beat yon if I could. This
would be the first step to my own deg
radation. The next would be to beat
the rest of the world If I could do so
without risk to myself. I am much
obliged for your offer, but I cannot ac
cept it I was born at a time when all
men were trusted till they proved un
worthy. I came to my youth at a time
when my countrymen were acting upon
the highest principle of honor In giv
ing their lives for their fellow men.
Suppose that vast army who died en
the battlefield and in the hospital
should rise from their graves and con
front you. Would they not shudder at .
the standard of honor which has re
placed tbe one under which they gave
up thetr lives?"
Mr. Gregory listened to these words,
spoken by one who had really but Just
renewed his existence from that period
when the youth of tbe country had
lived under a higher standard of honor,
a standard of truest manhood, and
when he had finished said:
"The years, the centuries, are rolling
on. The standard of one age ij not the
standard of another. But while we
must preserve our individual honor we
must submit to that which exist? about
"You have passed with but a single
step over forty years. You find that
the system, or, rather, the lack of sys
tem, of that time has been replaced by
another. The youth of '61 would
have scorned to accept a position
wherein provisions were taken to avoid
loss by their dishonesty and to facili
tate their capture If they betrayed a
trust We have not now the youth of
"61. We have the youth of the twen
tieth century. . Nevertheless they are
the same beings, and the latter may
maintain their self respect as well aa
the former, for, after all, it is in tbe
man and not the system."
"Doubtless you are right, Mr. Greg
ory," after some thought, "but to
transplant the youth of '61 into 1001
is a failure. You might as well try
to grow oranges in the northern state.
I thank you for the position offered
me, but I shall decline it, not that I
would demean myself by accepting it,
for you have shown me that after all
it is the man rather than the system,
but that I cannot bear transplanting
from the soil of 'CI to that of 1901."
That night Carleton slept on a
bench in a park, or, rather, he lay
awake, thinking of those who had been
fighting with him in the "hornets' nest"
of Shlloh. Who of the company had
fallen? Who had lived and grown to
old age with the unexpired portion of
the century? Doubtless those who
were now alone had ceased to be a
part of the systems in vogue during
their youth and had gilded uncon
sciously into the systems of their old
One morning a body was found float
ing in a river and dragged ashore.
The clothing was shabby, the only
adornment being an army badge made
of gun metal. It was tbe corpse of
Edward Carleton. He bad spoken
truly when he said that he would not
bear transplanting from the middle of
the nineteenth century to tbe begin
ning of the twentieth. He had tried
several Jobs, but the sense that he was
not trusted so worked upon bis feel
ings that he at last gave up every one
of them. Having been taken from an
atmoaphere where he breathed freely,
he decided to ge wbere breathing was
not necessary to existence.
Feb. 13 in American
1789 General Ethan Allen, the Green
Mountain hero, died; born 1739.
1843 (Commodore Inaac Hull.. Ameri
can nava! hero, commander of the
famous frigate Constitution, died;
1886 A flood memorable in the annals
of New England reached lis Loltit
1897 John Randolph Tucker, a noted
Virginian, died; born 1S23. Gener
al Joseph O. Shelby, celebrated
wet of the Mississippi as a dash-
, ing Confederate cavalry command-
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