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THE ROCK ISEAND AHGUS. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1912.
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Thursday, February 22, 1912.
Missouri has shown 'em. Every last
man In the state Is for Champ Clark.
Now that China Is a republic, a Dr.
Wiley is needed to diagnose chop suey
Unable to stand long In one place,
Gilford Plnchot has gone over to Roose
Roosevelt gingered up the Taft cam
paign in IJtflS. He is also furnishing
the ginger this year.
After all, there was not so much
about that Roosevelt Columbus speech
except the bid of a cheap politician.
The Chicago papers say that city is
la the grip of the worst storm since
1894. Is it not dieadful that anything
should grip Chicago?
It is a safe proposition that Lorltner
will vote to vindicate Senator Stephen
son and that Uncle Ike will vote to re
turn the compliment
A Pittsburgh woman has sued for dl
vorce on the ground that ber husband
does not allow her enough pin money
He only gives her $60,000 a year, poor
That "tired feeling" is going to be
exterminated. The Rockefeller sani
tary commission, in cooperation with
nine states, bas treated 140,000 persons
Frank B. Lloyd, in the National
Monthly, writes of Roosevelt aa "The
P. T. Barnum of Politics." Well said:
the great showman went through life
on the theory that the American people
like to be humbugged.
Bishop Doane says that the nomina
tion of Roosevelt would be a national
calamity and that his nomination would
certainly result in republican defeat.
In that case it would not be a national
calamity. It would be a national God
send. If there is anything this nation
does need at present it is republican
defeat and democratic victory. There
fore, let them nominate Roosevelt if
"Billy" McKinley, congressman from
the Champaign district, is a busy lit
tle man. He not only runs the great
eat lnterurban syndicate probably in
the world, but he is chairman of the
congressional committee of the repub
lican party and general manager of
Bill Taft's campaign.
Under these circumstances it Is a
little difficult to see how Mr. McKin
ley will have time to earn the salary
of $7,500 a year which Is due him as
a member of congress.
But there are some men that can
do great deal and Mr. McKinley
seems to be one of those who at least
thinks he can.
TAKE THE TAXES OFF FOOD!
When it is considered that many of
the $0,000 strikers at Lawrence, Mass.,
earn only $5 or $6 a week in one of
the most highly favored of the tariff
protected Industries. It is easily to be
seen that there is reason in Governor
"oss' demand that congress take the
taxes off food.
A tax on food, however, should be
condemned on general principles. No
such pitiable scenes as are now wit
nessed at Lawrence should be needed
to convince honest men that taxes ou
food in the main are cruel and wicked.
In this country taxes on food were
first Imposed as a joke to fool the
farmer and make him think that he
was getting something out of the
For many years they were inopera
tive, but now that combination, con
spiracy and cold storage have come
Into play they pinch and they pinch
A government that taxes food for
the benefit of middlemen is false to
itself and false to the majority of the
, STEEL CARS SAVE LIVES.
In the late wrecks on the Penn
sylvania road, a few persons were
killed or seriously Injured, although
they were such wrecks as might
Iiave ranked with the worst railroad
disasters of history had the coaches
teen of the ordinary type. What
saved the mot of the passengers was
the steel cars.
It is right to commend a corpora
tloa which takes such precautions for
safety. But no railroad should be
jermltud not to take them.
Civilisation has advanced to a
proper horror of the crude commer
cialism which has sacrificed and
which still does sacrifice life and
happiness to unthinking treed and
oftentimes to thinking greed.
The determined mores for safe
travel, for safe work, for decent stan
dards of living, for compensation of
industrial Injuries are all of a piece
in their stimulus and their aim.
A fact of comfort to this striving
civilisation is that every person, nat
oral or corporate as the law di
vides who conforms to a fairer stan
dard would not think of falling back
from Its forward position.
Any railroad which fairly well In
sures the lives of its passengers
would not again inflict the old risks.
Any factory. which installs safety ap
pliances and adjusts its business to
a fair wage scale and to equitable
workmen's compensation would not
consider a return to old injustices
Nothing succeeds like success. No;
one other thing does.
It is the square deal.
PRIXKTN'G WATER AT MEALS,
Pursuant to a tradition of long
standing, it is a common custom to
forbid the drinking of water at meal
time. There was a time when such
advice appeared most reasonable.
Professor Hawk and his pupils at
the University of Illinois have been
Investigating during the last few
years, the correctness of the current
attitude toward this question, with
results quite at variance with the
traditional idea. When the influence
of water-drinking with meals was ex
amlned by direct experiment on man
the alleged direful consequences were
found missing. There were no appar-
rent ill effects. On the contrary, the
general conclusion from all the find
ings is that if water is taken with
meals there is a better digestion and
more complete utilization of food. A
pronounced improvement in the diges
tibility of fat is also observed.
Since there Is a constant tendency,
at least among persons whose know-
ledge of the given subject is slight, to
carry to extremes conclusions de
rived from experiments, it seems
worth while to add a warning against
the Indiscriminate and excessive use
of large quantities of water. Further
more, that nothing has been said that
is Intended to lend any support to the
American custom of drinking water
that is ice-cold. The experiments of
Professor Hawk and his pupils indi
cate that our ideas with regard to the
drinking of water may have to be re
vised, but we must wait for reports of
observations from a larger body of
observers. In the meantime we may
allow water more freely with meals,
subject to the individual exceptions,
which experience brings out.
The Field of Literature
The March Woman's Home Compan
ion, The March Woman's Home Com
panion is a big advance spring fashion
number and it is filled with the latest
fashion news from Paris, New York
and other great centers. Grace Mar
garet Gould, the well known fashion
authority, who edits this important de
partment for the Companion, has, as
usual, done her work thoroughly, inter
estingly and practically. Women of
ordinary means can find in her pages
suggestions for spring clothes that are
artistic and up to date, and yet eco
nomical. The special features of the Compan
ion this month are unusually entertain
ing and informative. There is a great
array of fiction and a number of nota
ble articles, titles of some of which
follow: "Maude Adams," an illustra
ted description of the work of Amer
ica's leading actress; "How Laws Are
Made," an article by the vice president
of tho United States; "The Girl With
a Voice," being an account of the ad
ventures of a young woman who pre
pared for opera singing; "A Business
Woman In Politics," being a descrip
tion of the work of the food inspector of
the city of Taroma, who is a woman,
and "When Baby is Sick.'' an article
on the illness of children by Dr. Roger
The many other departments in the
Companion, aside from the fashion de
partment, are filled with facts and ideas
and suggestions of interest and value.
The March American Magazine. The
March American magazine contains the
first authentic report published in this
country of certain highly important
discoveries in a London laboratory as
to the relative strength, both mental
and physical, of the younger children
of a family as compared with the older
children. After examining thousands
of cases the evidence seems to be that
the first two children in a family are
not. In the majority of rases, as strong
mentally and physically as those that
come later. The point for American
readers of course is that economic
pressure, which increases the cost of
living, reduces the size of families and
weakens the mental and physical
strength of a nation. There are many
other important articles in the March
American. For example, Stewart Ed
ward White's story of a lion hunt;
Julian Leavitt's investigation of Amer
ican prisoners, in which he reveals the
practice of unheard-of brutalities; Ida
M. Tarbell's paper on "The Business
of Being a Woman;" I -a Follette's au-
tibiography. and Hugh S. Fullerton's
amusing, and yet Informing, article on
"Eating." Splendid fiction is furnish
ed by Edna Ferber, James Oppenhelm,
C. S. Raymond. Edith Ronald Mlrrie-
less and H. C. Welle.
CHALONER LOSES SUIT
TO RECOVER PROPERTY
New York, Feb. 22. John Armstrong
Chaloner of Virginia yesterday lost his
suit in the federal court to have Thom
as T. Sherman discharged as "com
While the maxim "slow and sure"
is very good, too often such people
stand on the brink of the river wait
ing for the water to run away before
they cross it.
Dear Mrs. Thompson I ave a
friend who lives so far away that it
is not convenient for him to come
to see me very often. He is a poor
boy, 20 years old, and keeps up a
home for his sister. The last time he
came he asked me if I would go back
with him when he came again. I told
him I would, but it seems he
is studying the matter over, because
since he went back he has hardly men
tioned it. I expect him to be serious
but he has never written very serious
ly to me. Would it be proper for me to
encourage him to mention what we
have been talking about? 'Peibaps he
thinks I would not like to have his
sister live with us. Do you think he
loves me as he says he does, and what
would you advise me to do to get a
more definite understanding.
He is too young to take upon him
self the cares of married life. He
evidently loves you, but finding him
Belf in no .position to marry, is placed
in an embarrassing situation. As
you are doubtless younger than he,
why T.ot wait a few years? While
long courtships are not always to be
desired. In your case three or four
years would not be too long a time.
His sister no doubt feels the same. Let
the matter rest where it is for the
Dear Mrs. Thompson I am deeply
in love with a young man who thinks
a great deal of me. He is away at
school at present and I have been
keeping company with another man
to whom he objects. How can I keep
NEW JERSEY'S TRUST
Mayor Gaynor of New York City
was unwittingly responsible for direct
ing public attention to the fact that
Governor Wilson has urged the revi
sion of the laws of New Jersey that
make that commonwealth the mother'
of powerful trusts. Mayor Gaynor evi
dently is not friendly to the New Jer
sey governor's presidential aspira
tions. Assuming without definite knowledge
on the subject that Governor Wilson
has made no effort to bring about
modification of the excessively liberal
corporation laws of New Jersey,
Mayor Gaynor, in a public statement,
asked why no governor had sent a
message to the legislature of that
state asking for the reform of its cor
poration laws. Thereupon friends of
Governor Wilson called attention to his
Inaugural address in which he said:
'We are much too free with grants
of charters to corporations in New
Jersey." Then he proceeded to tell
The law is responsible for what it
WONDERFUL NEW MACHINE RESTORES MANY
TO LIFE WHEN THEY ARE SEEMINGLY DEAD
? ' Mill ' m
ggyv I , i uafcl,. -
Medical men of Chicago are amased at the success there of the pul
motor In restoring to life persons who have apparently died. A half
dozen victims of asphyxiation have been revived by the new machine
after doctors had pronounced them beyond human help. In some In
stances the machine pumped oxygen Into the "dead" men's lungs for
several hours before the victim's movements betokened the faint spark
of returning life.
The noxious gases are drawn out through one tube of the apparatus
and oxygen Is forced into the lungs through the other.
The machine la to be used In all hospitals and ambulances for the
restoration of ras and drowning victims.
mlttee of his person," and to regain
custody of his estate.
In the late 90 s Chaloner, who was
born Chanler, was committed by the
supreme court of New York to Bloom
ing dale asylum, but escaped and went
to Virginia, where the courts have de
clared him to be sane.
Mm from finding it out when he comes
home this summer? And how can I
get rid of the other young man while
he is here without making the latter
angry, as I want to go with him after
school commences again?
If you are not engaged to the former
young man, tell him frankly that yon
wish o enjoy the society of others
while he is absent. Deception can on
ly end disastrously for you.
e e e
Dear Mrs. Thompson I am IS years
old and am desperately in love with a
man 35. As I am a brunette, and he also
has a dark complexion, would it be
proper for me to marry him if he pro
poses? I have heard that it is bad
luck to marry one who has the same
color hair and eyes as your own. If
he does not propose, would it be pro
per for .me (it being leap year) to
propose to him? If so, please tell me
how to go about the proposal, as
do not want to do anything wrong- If
he accepts should I buy him a diamond
Your complexions have nothing to
do with the matter. Many couples are
happily married who have the same
complexions. You surely cannnot be
serious about proposing. If you are,
don't do it unless you wish to have
something for which to blush in shame
the rest of your life. As for buying
him a ring, you ere, at least, to be
commended for your originality, but
my advice is, do not try to reverse
so ancient a custom.
e e e
Dear Mrs. Thompson Will you
kindly tell me the name of the school
that teaches window trimming and ad
vertising? Also where it is located,
Many correspondence school do. The
International Correspondence Schools.
Scranton, Pa., is one.
creates, said Governor Wilson, and it
"cannot righteously allow the setting
up of a business which has no sound
basis, or which follows methods which
in any way outrage justice or fair
dealing or the principles of honest in
dustry." Therefore the governor spoke
in his message of "the imperative
obligation of public policy and public
honesty we are under to effect such
changes in the law of the state as will
henceforth effectually prevent the
abuse of the privilege of Incorporation
which has, in recent years, brought so
much discredit upon our state." He
decided that scrutiny and regulations
to this end "ought not to be confined
to corporations seeking charters," but
ought also "to be extended to corpora
tions already operating under the li
cense and authority of the state."
Harmful trusts, like all other cor
porations, are creations of law. If
lawmaking bodies had not made some
incorporation statute too liberal, many
of the trusts of which so much com
plaint Is made could not have come
In finding for the defendant Judge
Holt declared that no irregularity has
been shown in the appointment of tha
committee of Chaloner's person, and
that Lis remedy lies in an appeal to
the supreme court of New York to va
vate its judgment declaring him in
9r VVJUCAM ft. JHITH
TX7HEN every poem speaks of her;
When through the songs you hear
In very pleasant undertone
Her name Is running dear;
When In the darkness or tho day
Tou always see her face
Before yon smiling everywhere.
Ton know It is a ease.
When every bird upon the bough.
When every modest bloom
That lightens up the forest glade
And sheds Its sweet perfume
Somehow recalls her merry eye.
Her cheeks, her lips, her throat.
Then, as In Slansiand we observe.
Ton know she baa your coat.
When every step reminds you of
The patter of her shoe;
When every ribbon floating by
A message has for you;
Though far away In distant lands
Tour thoughts to her elope.
Then you may guess your case is quite
Beyond the realms of hope.
By certain tokens you may know
If love has cast Its apelL
If she alone Is In your mind
It isn't hard to telL
If you can think of nothing else.
Though you may think a lot.
You'd better hunt a preacher up
And have him tie the knot.
Might Pursue H:s Calling.
"What is your oecupationT" asked
the Judge sternly of the frowsy looking
individual who was lined up at the
"I am a student of sociology, yous
"Any special line."
"Investigating the Jail accommoda
tions of the country."
Mixing History. -
Dialogue In about a thousand years
"Who was this Bacon that they say
wrote Shakespeare, the Declaration of
Independence and the Oklahoma con
"He wss a guy who lived some time
"But what did he write, anyway?"
"He didn't write anything, as a mat
ter of fact. All be did was to invent
Knew His Taste.
"On sober second thought." said the
"You never had one," observed the
"Your first thought may possibly be
sober, but by the time you get to the
second well, you know how it is!"
Chance For Revenue.
"Any microbes in this water?' asked
the man who had stopped for a drink.
"You ought to have it examined."
"That's so. Then if there were mi
crobes we could charge for it"
No Place For Them.'
"I was wondering why our states
men never imitate Washington."
"Some of them do."
"We never hear about them."
"No; they are left at home."
"Honesty is the best policy."
"I know some who have been quite
successful with the second best policy,
"Why do you call him a sly dog?'
"Thereby hangs a tale."
A Southern Sport.
What's the score in Ecuador
The losings and the winnings?
If revolution Is a game
Report It, please, by Innings.
If we could be taken at our own- val
uation, what adept figurers we would
When a woman begins to lose ber In
terest in birthday presents she starts to
act on the defensive against Father
Any old dress is nothing to wear in
a woman s eyes.
Nothing to do spells special activity
with the small boy.
It is all right that there Is no rose
without a thorn, but we do object to
having the thorn without the rose.
A mother often thinks that there Is
nothing but appearances against her
A woman will bear any neglect from
her husband as long as be is thought
ful and courteous to ber before com
pany. If vacations were eleven months long
we wouldn't mind working the rest 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
failed. Sold by all druggist
The Witch of Dahlgren By Clarissa Mackie.
Copyrighted. 1111. by Associated Literary Bureau.
The three traveling men drew closer
around the hot stove In the parlor of
the little hotel at Dahlgren, Pa. Ben
ton, the cigar salesman, was contin
uing a conversation that had begun at
the supper table a short while before.
Gentlemen,w he said impressively.
) "I know It sounds mighty fishy, but I
actually did see what they call The
Witch of Dahlgren r "
"When?" asked Cooper, the clothing
"On my Inst trip to this forlorn
hole," was Benton's caustic reply.
"And that was?"
"Last ApriL Ifs a short story. Want
to hear about itr
"Tes, go ahead," urged the third
member of the group, Joel Glfford.
who represented a great wholesale
grocery house. He was a tall, good
looking, quiet sort of man, well liked
everywhere. There had been a trag
edy in his life which many had guess
ed at, but few knew the real facts in
Benton passed the cigars around and
lighted one for himself.
Now, gentlemen," he began, "please
understand that I shall not feel in the
least offended If you do not believe
what I am about to tell you, but it
really happened to me in this town.
Last April I arrived here in the regu
lar course of my travels and put np at
this same hotel. I was the only guest
that night, and after supper I got to
talking with our host, whom you may
have sized up to be just what he is
a narrow minded country bumpkin."
You're right," agreed Cooper
Joel Glfford smiled and shook his
head. "I can't express an opinion.
Benton, because I haven't seen the
chap. This is the first time I've cov
ered this territory."
"You haven't missed much In not
making his acquaintance," growled
Benton, continuing his narrative. "As
I said. I fell into conversation with
Linden and asked him a question that
had been on the tip of my tongue for
several hours in fact ever since I had
heard a woman threatening her chil
dren with the wrath of the old witch
on the crossroads. 'You certainly
haven't got a witch in this common
place town? I asked him jokingly. -
"For a moment he was silent and
then he stroked his long black beard
and muttered: 'We certainly have, Mr.
Benton. The crossroads is a good place
to keep away from.'
"Whyr I demanded.
" "Because there is an old woman
there who can work a charm or cast
an evil spell over anybody. Man, I
know itr And the old fellow got quite
"'You're Joking, Bill Linden,' I
"He scowled like the villain that he
must be from bis looks. 'Mr. Benton,
when I tell you that that woman has
ruined my life you'll understand that I
know what I'm talking about She
ought to have been hanged years ago
that's the way they did with the
witches in the olden days. If I had
my way she'd hang high now!' And
be fell to muttering to himself and
" 'Guess I'll go and have a look at
her.M said half Jokingly.
" You better not' I was warned.
'She keeps a gun and winged Mason
Smith when be got drunk one day and
attacked her house. Just opened her
window and took aim, and Mason
went around with his arm in a sling
for three months after that
" 'Is she an old woman?' I asked.
" 'Must be,' was the reply. 'Hair as
white as snow.'
"'Where did she come from?' I in
quired. " 'Nobody knows. Suddenly appear
ed in that little deserted bouse on the
crossroads about five years ago. Nev
er comes, out in daytime, but I've seen
her face at the window, and some say
that she rides at night on a snow white
horse. I don't know whether to be
lieve that or not.'
" 'You might as well believe the
whole thing while you're about It, my
friend,' I grinned at blm, and I im
mediately went down to the crossroads
and took a stroll along the lonely way
that cut through dense woods. Why,
they must be back of this hotel!"
Benton paused to relight his cigar
and to marvel for a moment on the
idea that had just taken possession of
him. Then he resumed: "About a mile
down the road I saw a lonely little
house more of a cabin than a house
set back in the woods and overgrown
to the very door with underbrush.
Smoke curled from the chimney, and
I was staring at the windows when all
at once a face appeared at one of them.
I could not see whether she was young
or old, but the face was white as a
sheet and on either side1 of it hung
two heavy braids of snow white balr.
The great dark eyes were turned to
ward me, and two arms were lifted
either in supplication or malediction.
"For an instant I was rooted to the
spot and then I rubbed my eyes in
wonderment for suddenly she jerked
backward, almost as if some one was
behind her compelling her away from
the window She disappeared from
view, and I walked on, quite convinc
ed that the apparition I had seen was
that of some crazed person. Neverthe
less there was an air of mystery about
the whole matter, and the villsge gos
sip concerning the so called witch de
termined me to stroll around there late
In tbe evening. I did so near mid
night and was rewarded by a strange
"Ju3t as I paused In front of tbe
little bouse, which I could locate only
by a glint of light from one curtained
window, I heard tbe trampling of
horses' hoofs and there broke from tbe
tangled growth in front of the bouse
a dim white shape that I knew to be
a horse snd a suggestion of dim white
above that I was convinced must be
the face and hair of the witch of Da hi-1
area. Beside her rode a black balk
that must have been another rider on
a black horse, and for the instant I
thought the witch must be riding with
her master, the devil himself- '
"I had to fall back In the bnshes to
save myself from being trampled upon,
so furious was their dash into the road.
They turned away from the village
toward the open country and disap
peared. Gentlemen, I was curious
enough to remain there until their re
turn an hour later, when a pale moon
peeped from the drifting clouds.
"They were riding slowly now, and
the woman was pleading with the
other rider, a man. I could see her
wringing her white hands, and her
Toice, a low, sweet contralto, did not
sound like that of a deranged person.
Her accents were cultivated, but the
man spoke roughly In reply, and I
heard her break into sobs as he hus
tled her toward the house and they
disappeared beyond it. Later I heard
the crashing of branches as If the
horses were being led off through the
woods back of the hut, and, now that
I think of it, it must have been in the
direction of this hotel."
Benton frowned as he opened the
stove door and tossed In the end of
his cigar. "I've often felt that I'd
like to Investigate the matter. You
see, I had to leave early the next
morning, and this Is the first time I've
struck this town since then, but my
first question when I met a man I
knew was, 'Is your witch still here?"
And he said she was. There's a mys
tery In the matter, because" Benton
paused and stared thoughtfully at the
toe of his polished boot
"Because'V suggested Cooper Impa
tiently. "Because the voice of She black
rider that night sounded mighty like
the voice of mine host here. Bill Lin
den," returned Benton In a low tone.
Joel Glfford aroused himself from
the half lounging position he had as
sumed when Benton began his narra
tive, and, although he had been a
close listener to the story, his own
thoughts must have made a sad run
ning accompaniment to the tale, for
his eyes were full of troubled reminis
cence. He lifted his eyes to the mantel
piece, where an old fashioned mirror
bung in such a position that it reflect
ed the door into the hall Joel Glf
ford saw a picture framed In that
doorway, and he half rose from his
chair and pointed with a shaking fin
ger at the face he saw in the glass.
It was the face of a tall, black
bearded man, with a narrow head and
little black eyes glesmlng wickedly be
neath bushy brows. He was staring
at Joel Glfford as if fascinated by the
younger man's face. There was fe
rocity in his gaze, as well as surprise
"Who Is that manr cried Joel Glf
ford excitedly as be whirled around
toward the doorway.
"It's Bill Linden, our landlord!"
cried Benton. And then he pulled
Glfford violently aside, for there was
the deafening report of a pistol, and
the bullet that had been Intended for
Glfford found another mark and shat
tered the mirror. There was another
report, and the landlord of the Dahl
gren hotel dropped dead upon the floor,
killed by his own wicked hand.
Glfford reached him first and turned
him over and looked closely at the
dead man's face. "He is dead," he
said briefly, and then, rising, he con
tinued to the little crowd of people
that bad gathered at the sound of the
pistol shots: "Gentlemen, this man is
not Bill Linden. That must be an as
sumed name, for be bas been well
known to the world as Chafleld Chap
man, a well known banker who disap
peared five years ago and who was
supposed to be dead. At the same
time he disappeared my young wife,
who was his only daughter, also dis
appeared from my house, and from a
note that reached me a few days later
I could only judge that both of them
were dead. The note was signed by
my father-in-law. and be said that as
be bad failed in business he would end
all and that be would take Gertrude
with him. My search for them both
has covered five years, and it must
end tonight for I believe I have found
the solution to the mystery.
"Chafleld Chapman was passionately
fond of his only child and always
hated me because I loved and married
her. It is my belief that be lured ber
away and has kept her prisoner in this
hut in, the woods back here, allowing
ber to ride forth only at night for air
and exercise. Gentlemen, the witch of
Dahlgren is my wife!"
Accompanied by a crowd of interest
ed villagers, the three traveling men
hastened to the house In the woods
and broke open its barred door. There,
facing them with' beautiful white face
frozen into fear and her grief whiten
ed locks banging in heavy braids over
her shoulders, was Gertrude Glfford,
Joel's lost bride.
At her scream of joyful recognition
as her husband took ber In his arms
once more the people backed out of
the house and left the reunited couple
alone with their happiness.
Thus passed the witch of Dahlgren.
Feb. 22 in American
1732 George Washington born In
Westmoreland county, Vs.; died at
Mount Vernon. Dec. 14, 1799.
1778 Rembrandt Peale, celebrated art
ist who painted Washington from
life, born; died 1800.
1819 James Russell Lowell, poet, au
thor and diplomat born; died 16&1.
1847-Battie of Buena Vista, Mexico,
and defeat of Santa Anna's Mexi
can army by American volunteers
under General Zacbary Taylor.
ISOft-Edgar Wilson Nye, popular hu
morist died; born 185L