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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 1912.
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former treasurer of Vermilion coun
ty plead guilty to the charge of hav
ing embezzled $37,000 of the county
money. Instead of sending him to
the penitentiary, the good robber
was sentenced to pay $40 a month
until he paid twice as much as he
embezzled, or $75,000. At the rate
fixed the embezzler would have to
live to the age of 206 years and
three months to make all the pay
m?nts. The sentence seems ridiculous from
even another point of view. The
$37,500 Invested, bearing only three
per cent Interest, would yield an In
come of $93.75 a month, leaving the
embezzler $53.75 after the monthly
One is paid. After the 156 years nec
essary to pay off the $75,000 had
elapsed he would still own the capital,
plus $99,634, not to mention the com
pound Interest derived from the earn
ings of the earnings of the capital.
Most anybody would be satisfied to
pay off $40 a month, providing the
county furnished $37,000 capital with
which to raise the required payments.
The Danville sentence may be all
right, and the Judge may be some
big luminary, but the whole thing
looks rather funny.
Saturday, August 3, 1912.
When they proved Harry Thaw In
sane several years f go. they did a lib
J. Bruce Ismay has been vlnrMcate-l
by the living. The dead have noth
ing to say.
According to the Stanley committee
$700,000,000 of steel stock is water.
Wouldn't that make a fine swimming
A Boston woman says it takes gen
ius to rifle a husband's pockets. The
big book will put it down as some
THE ItTtlTlSH TITANIC REPORT.
The findings of the court that In
quired into the loss of the Titanic, on
behalf of the British board of trade,
are a surprise to the American public
The spirit in which the investigation
seemed to be carried on and the com
ments of the London press on the
United States senate's inquiry into
the disaster led to the general be
lief In this country that the result
of the British Inquiry would be mere
ly a defense of the owners, builders
and officers of the ship and the board
of trade itself.
But, on the contrary, the report
of the court is substantially the same
as that of the senate Investigating
committee, couched In more formal.
phlegmatic terms. In substance, the
A dispatch says: "Helen Taft is court finds that the Titanic was be
..I.. . r.,-,1 r, a ' tlir father la
going on one the day after the presl
ing run 'at an excessive rate of speed
through the ice floes, that the look
out was Inadequate and that the life
boats were not properly manned and
A Rt. IOiiis minister who attended ; equipped. And attention is called to
n ball game says it tends to make j the fact that there had been no life
playrs and spectators effeminate. boat drill on the ship.
Think of an effeminate person with j The recommendations of the court
hands like a ham. are important. They are that the
' number of lifeboats and life rafts
Don't harbor ihe idea that the bill 1 shall be based on the number of pas
reducing the duty on sugar will de-1 sengers and crew carried, that ocean
WHY SOME ME ARE DECEITTJRS.
The two men were sitting at the
table back of me In the hotel dining
room, and I couldn't help hearing
what they said.
They were planning some kind of
an outing a fishing trip, I think. One
of them was a bachelor and master
of his time. But the other one, it
appeared, was married. And this is
about the way the conversation ran:
"Aw, say, old chap, just say you'll
come. It's one of the best places I
know of, and we'll have a bully time."
"Well, I'd like to," hesitated the
ether. "But there's my wife, you
know. She'e apt to make objections
if she thought I wanted to go off by
myself for a good time."
"Just put it up to her and itH be
O. K.." confidently spoke the bache
lor. "I don't see how any woman can
object to a decent little trip like that
ItH do vou eood to set away for
"Cm-ves." assented the other. "But
you don't know my wife. Now, if I
could get her to take a little trip
herself, you know without her guess
ing that I wanted her to go. It would
be all right. Then I could slip off
with you and have a few days free.
She's been talking some of going
down to visit her folks, and if she
goes it'll be fine for me. But I mustn't
urge her to go, or she'll think I want
to get rid of her for some reason.
tnd then she'll turn contrary. If I
can Just get her into the notion of
thinking Ehe wants to go down to her
folks but I'll have to let her think
I'd hate to have her go. I must let
things sort of slide along easy."
"Well, can't you make any definite
plan at all?" queried the bachelor In
a slightly disgusted tone. "Say can't
you Just tell her that you'n I want a
few days to ourselves for a perfectly
There was a dismal silence for a
moment and I mentally saw the mar
ried one dolefully shaking his head.
Finally he spoke
"She's a good sort, old man, but
she's Just naturally suspicious, like
most women, and she wouldn't be
lieve any man under oath."
The bachelor grunted.
"Great gosh!" he exclaimed. "And
they say women have to use all sorts
of wiles and deceptions to get along
with us men. Well, if you can come,
Just let me know and 1 11 arrange
"All right, old man Just as soon as
I can. I ll have to let things sort of
Elide along easy for a while until she
makes up her mind. But even then
she may change her mind at the last
crease the cost of living to any great
extent. The reduction is Just three
tenths of a cent on a pound.
liners shall be constructed with a
double "skin" or outer Bhell, or with
longitudinal bulkheads, that there
Khali be a sight test for lookouts,
that there shall be a system for the
control of passengers In case of acci
dent, and that captains shall be re
quired to reduce speed when in the
Theatres without orchestras? With
out the shivery music, how are we
to know whether the villian is hunt
ing mushrooms or creeping up to
the sleeping hero to stab him through neighborhood of ice.
the heart? ' Little is said by the court concern-
j ir.g the conduct of J. Bruce Ismay
Evidently the blighting extrava- and Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon. It does
gance of the wicked metropolis has not censure them, nor is there any
penetrated the arcadian regions of j urgent reason why it should. The ver
llllnois. Calhoun county, according diet of the world concerning both
to the assessor, possesses $24 worth has already been returned and It is
COMMENT FROM THE CAPITAL
based not on the opinions of inves
but on the facts they dis-1
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, Auk. 1. The republi
can platform reluctantly admits that
there has been an increase in the
cost of living In
the United States,
but 6ecks to exon
erate our system
of excessive pro
tection with the
prices have in
creased all over
the world. This
Is true, but it is
also true that the
increase in prices
has been more
than twice as
great in this coun
try, under Payne
in freetrade Great
Here is a query
that every pro
tectionist in the
land is invited to answer The United
The doctors have finally decided
1 h Ti f thorp 1m n rt anrh thintr na a tilrvnrl Whilo f , a QtrtrHini, i.f ia va ..
purifier. Those who remember the! mild, ihe statements it contains con-j S,ates otf'cial reports show that the
sulphur-and-molabses dnys of child- '. ftitute an arraignment practically as avprage wll0lPEalp Prlce of sugar in
hood wish that the discovery had severe as that embodied in the sen-1 1'ondon averaged two cents per pound
been made sooner. j ate's findings. And it will accomplish ! less dunng ,he ,aBt two years than
- . i more good than the senate verdict.
William J. Bryan, having secured ' For ln EnSland formal inquiry such
Woodrow Wilson's nomination at ! 88 tbu carrl,ls more weight than it
Baltimore, now shows his faith In
J does in this country. English ship-
the wisdom of the selection bv con- j ow ners are llKe,v to lve npp1 t0 ,he
trlbuting $1,000 to his campaign fund. ' rour,' criticisms and recommenda
Mr. Bryan is not only just, but ger. i tlon8-
erous, as well. I
A rural New York prracher has i
brought suit for $lo,00' against men-1
bers of his congregation who ta':tt1e'
his ability to preach. If lie succcds '.
in collecting, a danijerous preTcient,
win nave oeen cstaDiisncd. Then we
shall have to endure all cam
orators, all actors and all others la
I DKMOCHATS AM) THE ROOSE
Colonel Roosevelt says he expects
to draw heavily from the democratic !
The colonel is doomed to disap- j
point ment. There is no reason why '
ln New l ork. The Payne-AIdnch tax
on sugar is approximately two cents
a pound. In England, sugar goes un
taxed. If the difference in price in
the two countries is not due to the
tariff on sugar, to what cause is it
WHY IlKOV- M ;H lIK.4IM:RKI.
Perhaps you have noticed that the
old fashioned brown sugar, like our
mothers used to cook with, haB prac
tically disappeared from the market
There is a reason. This reason
consists of a "Joker" ln the Payne
Aldrich tariff law, under what Is
known as "Dutch Standard No. 16
test. When this test was fixed It
meant the barring out of the old fash
ioned brown sugar, cheap and good
and that is why this brand of sugar
has disappeared from the market.
Whenever a tariff bill is In the maicing
the agents of the sugar trust are on
the ground to see that the "Dutch
Standard is maintained. They had
no difficulty in getting the makers
of the Payne-Aldrich tariff to accede
to their wishes.
TRI STS TllltlVE r.IEK TARIFF.
John Moody, editor of Moody's mag
azine, and perhaps the greatest flnan
cial authority in the country, has pre
pared the following table which shows
how the trusts have Increased in num
ber and capitalization under the pres
ent system of excessive protection:
At close Number of Capiat!
of trusts ization
18i8 48 $1,679,582,500
1900 98 3,249,001,061
1902 136 5,723,741,560
1904 153 6,576,918.500
1906 178 7,284,750,760
1908 194 7,506,004,000
1910 206 7,706,621,100
1911 224 8,066,290.861
Mr. Moody eays that 25 per cent of
all trust capitalization in this country
represents actual investment, and
that the remaining 73 per cent rep
9r OVJtCAt AT. SMITH
AS a general thing the man who en
Joys a vacation is the gleeful imp
who gloats over the sunburn and brier
cratches and poison Ivy of the mao
who has Just returned from his yearly
The nerve strain that they don't
have Is what gives lots of women
The trouble is that so many people
who can't come back do so.
Perhaps your breakfast did disagree
with you. but don't take it out on the
A holiday is an Invention by means
of which the public may incapacitate
Itself for a considerable length of
Getting acquainted with necessity is
a social process that none of us enjoy.
Some people are bo sensitive yon can
hardly get a good Joke on them at all
without offending them, especially if It
costs them much.
Agreeable people are those who al
ways want to do what we want to do,
and the more they Insist en doing It
ear way the more agreeable they are.
The man who spends his time trying
to differentiate himself from other
people generally succeeds without
The Argus Daily Story
The Miller's Ghost By F. A. Mitchel.
Copyrighted. 1911, by Associated Literary Bureau.
The union of the Italian states that ! ren murdered.
A Liberal Education.
Kings In stately, lone procession.
Queens in splendid motorcars.
Horses on th race track running.
The procession of the stars.
Waters that across Niagara
In a raging tumult flow
For a nickel you can get It
At the moving picture show.
Elephants performing labor,
Indians pursuing game.
Firemen ln haste to rescue
Some young woman from the flame.
Cannons belching forth their thunder.
Monkeys sporting in a tree
And a lot of other wonders
When the film is running free.
Liners coming Into harbor.
Swimmers diving from the dock.
Suffragettes who seek the ballot
Walking bravely round the block.
Merry little tilts of lovers.
Villain b stalking through the plot
Or a man erecting buildings
On a busy corner lot.
Every nook and every cranny.
Every corner of the land.
Made to pass for those who watch It
From the grand reviewing stand.
Travel mad a thing of comfort.
Up and down the land you go.
Seeing all for just a nlrkel
At the moving picture show.
P,i(rn'an,: Jemrat 6ho"ld BUPP Ro"- chance, so
rs fa !cU.in 'h,S ,CnieSt- There 18 D0 effectively
he can expect to do is to defeat Taft. i elected president of the republic by
Admittedly, it is a contest, therefore, I the electoral college.
between Taft and Wilson.
We do not believe Taft
!oiing under the Inspiration
so every voter who wants to
lv rMator hla vnto aonlnct
good reason why Roosevelt should ex-! Taft again6t hia fraudulent nomin.
Havre The Seamen's union voted
to end the strike of its members,
which had been in progress two
aiion, against the bosses and in favor
of a progressive candidate and plat
form should support Governor Wood-
ipect the support of any democrat.
I Only his characteristic egotism in-
MKSSKXOKU W.TH NO M KSSAC, to $
An earnest itlZ,n of Illinois send.: ,f the ol(j , dernocratlc D088e8
the following to The Chicago Daily ;,irl(j named a fcandpicked candldate at
' ... ' . Baltimore; if the steam roller prac-!
In these strenuous political times tjcP8 and frauduent methods em.
Mm TT? ,T ! the public pioye(j at chicafto had been empoyed
might be interested in reading II. Bt nai,. ,f qhmo.- ' I
Famuel. xviii., verses 2122. In which L,atf f
were non-progresslxe, boss-controlled i ter of finance, resigned.
t flan OATl V..lr f,'r.n 1
' of Philadelphia, who ascended Mount
! niackburn and crossed British
i territory through Skelai pass afoot,
i arrived here.
He'll Change His Mind.
"Why don't you go to the theater oc
"I don't care anything about it."
"You are sure it isn't because you
don't want to spend the money?"
"Oh, no! That hasn't anything to do
with It I Just don't care for that sort
"I would advise you to remove that
chair between us."
"I am about to offer you a free ticket.
occurred during the middle of the last
century was accomplished by the unit
ed efforts of three different leaders
who, strange to 6ay, were not at all ln
accord, and in the case of two of them
there was great antagonism. These
three men were Victor Emmanuel,
king of Sardinia: Count Cavour, his
prime minister, and General Garibaldi.
The king acted as a rallying head for
the Italian people, Cavour's splendid
diplomacy prevented the Interference
of foreign powers, and Garibaldi struck
When Garibaldi, at the head of 1.000
volunteers. landed on the Sicilian shore
to support the revolution ln that island
and advanced eastward he fonght a
battle In which he was victorious, and
the supporters of his enemy, the king
of Naples, commonly called Bombs, re
treated to Palermo, where the king's
main army was located, protected by
a fleet of war vessels in the harbor.
During this fight, when Garibaldi
was advancing, an Italian soldier, Giu
seppe Guardet, was captured by Bom-
ba's troops. This Guardet was as much
of a genius ln a small strategic way
as was his general in leading armies
Guardet was sent forward with other
prisoners ln the direction of Palermo
that they might not be retaken by
their advancing comrades. But ln any
event soldiers ln retreat do not make
the best of guards, and Guardet, who
had been wounded, pretending that
he could not keep up with his captors,
lagged behind and when he saw that
he was unobserved by those hurrying
on ahead of him sank down behind
If the prisoner had been ln the rear
instead of In advance of the retreat
ing army he would have needed only
to wait for Garibaldi to come up. As
It was, he must conceal himself till
the main body and rear guard of the
royai troops una pasueu on. a bwu
as be ceased to near the conrusea
sounds of the guard abend of him he
sprang up, notwithstanding his wound,
which was not in a vital part, and ran
as fast as his legs could carry him into
a wood beside the road on which he
had been marching. Sicily Is a moun
tainous country, and he was on a slope
at the foot of mountains, a stream run
ning through It down to the plains be
low. Following this stream he came
to a water mill.
Guardet found the mill deserted ex
cept for a donkey hitched to a post, on
whose back were several bags of flour
evidently intended for delivery. In
side grain and Sour were in bags and
The fugitive, seeing that he had
found a good hiding place, threw him
self down on the bags of flour to rest
and, being exhausted, fell asleep. Fie
was soon awakened by voices and,
starting, ran up a pair of stairs to the
upper part of the mill, where he found
a large heap of flour. The voices came
nearer till he could hear them directly
below. Guardet burrowed Into the
flour, leaving only a breathing space
for his nose at the back part of the
pile, where it would not likely he
noticed. The comers were chattering
below, and the hider soon learned that
they were Neapolitan soldiers. He bad
been missed almost as soon as he had
dropped behind, and these men had
and I don't want you to hurt your-1 ,,epn pent back for nlm. Nothing that
seir railing over it to accept.
news of the doath of Absalom is borne
to David by Cushi. Ahlmaaz insisted
on running to David, too. notwlth
rtanding Joab h;:d no tidings for him
to bear. The application to the pres
ent political campaign particularly
In this state may be easily made.
"Kven men in high places are in
; fisting upon running, although they
have no tidings to bear to the people.
"After Ahimaaz bad run and had
reached the king (the people) he was
:-impellcd to acknowledge that he '
had no niessace. That fppms to be l
the way with many at the present '
time. They want to be messengers. ;
Buenos Aires Dr. J. Rose, minis-
' and boss dictated as are the Chicago
'candidate and platform, we could see
6ome ground for democratic discon
tent, but at Baltimore there was:
No steam roller.
No fraudulent nomination.
No boss domination.
At Baltimore the
Bosses were routed.
The progressives controlled.
The steam roller was shattered.
The people ruled.
A progressive candidate was named.
A progressive platform was adopted.
It was a triumph for the masses,
Panama Dr. Bciisario Porras was
M ON DELL TO FICHT
FOR TAFT IN WEST
....... uFn riinmnK. nut mey , wh Chicago convention was a
have no message for the people." tr,umph for the bo88e,.
In reply the News says "According . v rt.moor.t worth f h- ,m.
to the spirited bible narrative to
can consistently oppose such a can-
rorT"!mMW nlr"CTB ai-!d!date and such a platform as the
tention. the excellent Ahimaaz was a , dftmocratlc party now preSents. Wood-
Kood runner, but he suffered more or
less embarrassment after he had ar
rived because he could give no ex
planation as to why he had run. Ap- j
parently the correspondent thinks!
I row Wilson and the democratic plat-
I form re so manifestly progressive
tbey are drawing much progressive
i support from the republican party.
Wilson's nomination made Taft's
a certainty, and shattered
- .. I M , , I
. uj umii ruuiiuiK mr a nign once : rfpfat
V. -LI . I
uf auit 10 Eive iiii..,.!,-. . wii
Mhiml fh" "tlvlUM baTd uP,a If Roosevelt was sincere he would
his ability thus to serve the people I -nBBOPt W!lllftn. . v.
j thing for himself. That is his one ob
ject. It might be well, however, for
better than any other messenger who
, Is putting his feet upon the highway."
The people of Illinois might do well
to think It over.
CRIMES AMD PF.XAIVTI ES
Recently an old negro dsed
him to consider that in his egotistical
position today as a party by himself
he may do Just what the combination
of Taft bosses want him to do. They
are expecting him to help Taft by
s ' 1
vuiucy. jne oia lenow nan ocen sent t securing the support of a considerable
to the penitentiary because clrcura- i number of progressive republicans
r tantial evidence pointed to his guilt i who would go to Wilson. They figure
as a burglar of a hen roost. His en
ti'e gain amounted to less than $10.
(J.cr ia Danville the other day a
that to that extent he will hurt Wil
son and relatively help Taft.
Roosevelt cannot possibly win. All
i Ottawa, Ont. Unofficial advices say
j the American secretary of war will
deny the application of the city of
j Chicago to Increase the flow of its
j drainage canal.
Mason City, Iowa John Andriopolis
died after drinking denatured alco
hol while celebrating the departure of
a friend for Greece.
St. Louis A contract for the erec
tion of a temporary capitol at Jeffer
son City was siened bv leeislatora.
The building will cost $50,900.
Cheyenne, Wyo. A new wage
agreement carrying increases for the
S.fioi) miners of Wyoming was signed
by operators and mine workers.
Minneapolis According to W. D.
Washburn Jr., the will of W. D. Wash
burn, former senator and railway
builder, leaves the entire estate to
Denver Control of the Telluride
Power company, capitalized at $20,
C'Vi.OOo, passed into the hands of New
York, Boston and Cleveland capital
Montgomery, Ala. For the second
time since the Civil war a white man
was condemned to be hanged in Mont
gomery. He is Walter Jones, con
victed of the murder of Sloan Rowan,
' ' 1 " '' '1:1
Just In His Line.
"What is he do
ing?" "Selling rubber
"He bus had
no experience In
'No, but he has
in stretching the
Things Worth Remembering.
When pay day comes.
That Washington wore a wig.
That brown eyes are darker than
That every dog has hi.s day.
Where your wife's folks live
A Common Weakness.
"Does he like to talk politics 1"
"He doesn't know a thing about
Then he doesn't talk about them?"
"Yes, all the time,"
On a Bet.
"Will you marry me?"
"No, I won't
"1 win I thought you
The Mean Thing.
"He says he's very fond of cats."
"I notice he generally has a flock of
yon girls purring around him."
They Can Stand It.
The praon who is saving
And luxury forbara
Ctn't take his money with htm.
But that ilnn i doov his helcav
FUpresentattve Frank Mondell.
The minute congress adjourns.
Representative Frank Mondell, of
Wyoming, will pack up his trunk and i
hike for the far west, where he will ! Monticello. X. Y. Returnine home
Immediately Jump into the thick of from an entertainment for the benefit Maid of all work (resigned and leav
the political fray. MondeU is a ! of the Jewish Relief association, Rab-1 ing I've been packln' up my things.
strong Taft man, and is ready to risk ! bi Joseph Glass and wife of New York 1 I can't stop to do that. It'll light itself
his own political life in a fight for the ! city were struck by an automobile.
president. I They cannot live, say the doctors.
Irate Householder Why can't yon
answer this be!l sooner? The fire's out
again. Where have you been?
'ouse U aErel" London
the mill was a good hiding place, they
searched it. When they came up the
stairs Guardet withdrew even his nose
under the flour and held his brath.
Tbey did not think of lioking for a
mnn in such n pice, and Guardet had
the satisfaction of bearing them go
As soon ns he was free to come out
from his hiding place he did so, white
as the flour that had shielded him.
Going Into a little room where the
miller kept his accounts, he found a
fragment of looking glass fastened to
the wall and by It saw that his face
was like that of a corpse. Wiping
the flour from his forehead with his
hand, which was covered with blood
from his wound, he left a smudge of
Mood coagulated with flour. Then the
idea of playing the part of a ghost, if
necessary to effect his eticape. occurred
to him, anil he dabbed himself here
and there with blood, and with some
Ink he found beside the miller's ac
count books blackened the sockets of
Surveying his Image in the mirror,
he lost all fear of capture, for. know
ing well the superstition of Italians, he
felt sure he could easily put to flight a
whole army of them.
The sun was now low behind the
mountains, and Gmirdet concluded to
sally forth with a view to working ha
way backward to rejoin his comrades.
Leaving the mill, he saw the donkey
still patiently standing tied to the post,
and It occurred to him that there was
no need for him to walk when he could
as well ride. To heighten the ghostly
effect he emptied the bas of flour over
his steed, with the exception of one
bag. which he left In Its plare for a
saddle. Then, mounting, be guided the
little beast down fo the road.
There lie hesitated. If he rode to
ward Garibaldi's army end failed
to frighten the corning Neapolitans it
would lie all up with him. It might be
better In the end to go the other way.
Being of a venturesome disposition, the
latter course pleased him the better,
and be decided to go with the current
In.stead of against it.
He had not proceeded far before he
beard the Jabber of voices, the rattle of
side arms against canteens and tin
cups, denoting that some soldiers of
the retreating army were ahead of
him. Thinking they would afford him
a good opportunity to make hU experi
ment of playing ghost, he urged his
charger on till he came iu slht of four
men, whom he suspected to be thoKe
who had been sent back to find him.
Hearing the patter of the donkey's lit
tle hoofs on the road, they turned.
For a moment they stood paralyzed.
"Santa Maria;" whispered one to the
other. "It's the miller.- He mutt have
Go back." cried out Guardet, "and
bury me! King Boniba's men have left
my body in a thicket near my mill. 1
will bannt you till you place it under
ground and put a cross over it."
As he spoke he kept on at the sam
pace. The soldiers recoiled before
him to the side of the roml and aa
soon as he had passed began to con
sult as to what they should do. Not
one of them dared to stand against the
threat he had made in the miller's
name, and. trembling, they retraced
their steps and spent hours in a fruit
less search for his ldy.
Meanwhile Guardet, encouraged at
his success, rode on, keeping at a safe
distance behind the advance of the re
treating army, till he came to the top
of a declivity from which he could look
down on Palermo. He saw King Bom
ba's flag flying over the palace, the
Neapolitan ships of war In the harbor,
besides several war vessels flying the
British flag. He noticed the enemy's
camps and, considering their extent,
could not conceive how his general
could prevail against them. He ob
served their positions and saw that
tbey were on the farther side of the
city, while the declivity on which he
stood led down to the narrow streets
on the hither side that had been left
without protection. All this he consid
ered, and it occurred to him that it
would be well for his general to know
what was before him.
By this time darkness had come on,
and he determined to take advantage
of it to ride back to Inform Garibaldi
of what he had seen.
There was another road leading to
ward the revolutionists which Joined
the one on which they were advancing.
Guardet mnde for this road. Just as
he was about to ride Into It, looking
over an open space, he saw the dark
forms of men marching westward.
"Aha!" exclaimed Guardet to him
self. "A force Is moving by this road
either to strike the general on the
flank or cut him off. We shall see
For some distance the road on which
these troops were marching lay over
partly open ground, and Guardet hov
ered on their flank. He appeared now
and again to the soldiers as a white
mass moving ln the same direction as
themselves. He was minded to block
the road before them to delay or turn
them back, but he remembered that
their leader would be at their head
and, being of superior intelligence, was
not likely to be frightened by an ap
parition. So he fell back to the rear
with a view to detaching some portion
of the force. When the dawn was
far enough advanced to enable the
troops to see him he put himself on the
road between the main body and a
company marching a short distance In
the rear. A bomb dropping among
them could uot have more effectually
Without waiting for them to Investi
gate him Guardet. who every moment
was becoming more convinced of the
imiortanee of bouring the Information
he possessed to his general, crossed
from the road on which the Neapoli
tans were marching to the oue on
which Garibaldi whs advaucing and
during the morning took position at a
point where the general must pass. He
had not waited long when the head
of the revolutionary column came ln
sight. Guardet ro," to meet them,
anil the skirmish line melted away
like i'e under the rays of a hot sun.
Guardet kept on musing a commotion
ln the little army till he approached
the general and bis stuff.
"What's this?" the general demand
ed. "Who are you who have rigged
yourself like a phantom?"
"I am Private Giuseppe Guardet,
taken in yesterduy's fight by Kln
Kouiba's men. I eseaped and bid In a
mill. That's what gives me a ghostly
uppea ranee. I have been to the crest
of the hill overlooking Palermo and
have noted several features that it
may be well for you to know."
"What are they?"
"There must be ".'O.OOO troops In T"n
lernio, but they are all near the palace
at the othpr end of the city. There In
a Meet of war vessels in the harbor,
some of them bearing the Euglisli
"The part of the town nearest the
foot of the (leHlvity Is unguarded.
Yon may find an eutrunce on that Hide."
"A force has been sent out to Inter
cept you. It Is marching by another
"Tiiey have fine on n fool's errari'l
Thank you. Private Guardet. Yo-
cut a ridiculous figure, but you have
brought me valuable information."
The general rode on. and Gmirdt
took position Is'slde. the rond. As tb
soldiers passed, now knowing that he
was harmless, he was greeted with
shouts of latijhter.
History tells how Garibaldi after a
ong fielit on the streets of Palermo
Anally forced the evacuation of King
P.otnba's army, thus striking the first
and the main blow for Italian unity.
Aug. 3 in American
1705 War with northwestern Indians
18."0 Captain Jacob Jones. T7. S. N..
commander of the brig Wasp In
the capture of the British brig Frol
ic. Iu 1H12. dt-d; lorn IT'm.
1907 Augustus St. Gaudens. sculptor,
died In Cornish. N. II.: born 1H4S.
1811 Anio-Aineriran and Franco
Americsu arbitration treaties sign
ed by President Taft.
A Channsd Man.
Mrs. Kuag Voir were a different
man wlien 1 m-irried yon. Mr. Knags
I Bincrely hope so, for then I
a fool. Boston Transcript.