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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1Mb.
THE ARGUS. j the larger citle in parks and in resi-J
" : deuce streets that do wot bear heavy j
Published dally at 1M4 Second art- (traffic aod that contracts for hundreds !
fiua. Roek Tiland. in. tEntrd at tha ! of thousands of yards more of It are;
poatoffW aa cotid-clan matter.)
lataa Hraibtr ( tb Auorlalrd
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
: to be let this season. There are sam-;
pies of this kind of improvement In ';
j Davenport and on one of the drive- j
ways at Rock Island arsenal. They
admit that this variety of paving Is aot !
j suitable where the traffic Is heavy and
TERMS Ten cents rr week, by cmr. at resurfacing at the end of five years ;
rler. in Rock Island. I 18 Jlbl. Kuaraatee for Ave years ;
being required of the concern doing
comprint, of d.llverr .ervlca should !th work Resurfacing however, will :
nn.d. t- the circulation department ' not ag much wU1 the relaying j
wfclrh should alo ba notified In erer . v.-. vi-v. ...... n 4-
i asftuna LI J LI UDUKUV Til 3 uui iu I
Oelred to have l0v, - ,..- T.r TnuraAam '
Instance where It
as carriers have
authority In the premlvea.
All communications of argumentative
chararte-. political or rellirious. must
heva reaJ name attacked for publica
tion. No such articles will be printed
.rer nctltloue sla-tfHtures.
Te'eniiones In all departments: Cen
tra! t'rilon. West 14S. 1146 and 1141;
Union Electric, 146.
n0 . li not a patented article ajd no con-1
eern will have a monopoly, a feature j
that the state law aims to prohibit.
While the board of local Improve-1
menu is given broad powers In the j
Inauguration and direction of such
work, good policy on its part seems to
demand, at least In the present in
stance, that its rart in the selection
f paving material be 1'mited to the
protection of the public against impo
sition and fraud.
Tuesday, February 4. 1918.
The principal need of Clprlano Cas
tro, Just now, seems to be terminal facilities.
A KOBTtXK FOIt TIPS.
Every time the subject of tipping
i cornea up and the extortion of it
forces It Into view very frequently jor at least one place laid, which will
the average American takes a firm Se you an idea of how it, should look
stand against it. Then he wilts. The
table: setting for tub
If I could lift my wand and ask the
good fairy of "Wishes" for something
this minute it would be to have all
the children who read this with me so
we could set the table together and
talk it all over. But as that cannot be
at present. I am going to give you the
directions as nearly as possible and u
mother hag saved the article on table
setting published iu a December Ar
gus you will find a picture of a table.
next time he has a friend to dinner at
- I the prill room or even hands his hat
Seems as though nobody Is to be to the white-aproned girl in the cloak
safe. It is now proponed to take the
tariff off lemons.
fr$licc Grtchcll Eirk
is in the preparation and baking of ,
souffles. Especially the baking. Only !
practical experience leads to perfec-j
tlo-ii, though In reality it Is an easy j
matter if the making and baking are
carefully and thoughtfully done; but
the main point really is In the baking.
Well do we remember the old time
recipes 'for souffles, which said, "Bake
in a hot oven and serve immediately
or they will Burely fall." If such di
rections are followed a crust forms
quickly over the top, leaving the center
soft, and the souffle surely must fall as
soon as removed from the oven. Again
if the heat Is too great in the begin
ning of the baking, the crust forms
before it has a chance to rise. If not
hot enough, the expansion of the air
is not possible, which would also re
sult in failure. Have-a moderately
hot oven, put in the souffle and do
, not open the oven door for at least 15
i minutes and 20 minutes is better. It
j should finish In 30 or 40 minutes. Serve
j at once. If possible, if not, cover with
a hot dish.
! To successfully make souffles good
eges are necessary, beating the yoiks
jand whites separately. And here is
The Argus Daily Story
The Eve of a Wedding By Sherman Edwards.
Copyrighted. 1913, by Associated Literary Bureau.
when done. Be sure the hands and
nails are clean and hair brushed be
fore beginning any work in the dicing
. ,,. ' .. . where the real art lies in the making:
First Place a silence cloth on the , ,, , , ... ,
table to protect it from the hot dishes
Harry Thaw rfued to Fpend a
night in New York. Which goes a
long way toward proving that he is
and lessen the sound.
Second Have the tablecloth spread
smoothly and corners even. Better
;have someone help in this,
j Third Carry the flat silver on a
Governor Sulrer eats two apples ev
ery day his luncheon. Important
Information about Governor Sulzer
continues to develop.
The senators who have been holding
tip President Taft's appoint men's may
wish 'hey had changed their minds
when they see the list Mr. Wilson
room, he parts with his coin with an j
air of bravado that fools everybody i
but himself. And he takes consola
tion from the fact that it is only a
Tim la W In the individual contri-
bution. ves, but the sum total would tra? to the tab'e and Plaoe a
amaze him if he were methodical kwfe at he right, with the sharp edge
enough to keep an account of such f ,he bI'!" 'urneJ in and haIf au inth
forced contributions. at Iea8t from eee of the table.
G A Ixtrenzen. a cigar salesman. Ple the fork at the left wiih the
u. arh Kttement of the tins he ! l up and far enough from the
-- . I
gave to all the Brotherhood of the
! incorporating all the air possible Into
the eggs while beating. Then the ex
pansion of this air by moderate bak- ;
ing gives a light delicate souffle. Cut ;
and fold in the whites at the very last (
i It Is a most useful way of using i
I "leftovers" in fruits, vegetables or i
f fi pAftlnHtnsiiv v o v at iYvf4
In the territory lying along the Atlan
tic coast Of the nearly half a hun
dred states now composing the pres
ent fnlon there are but two. New York
and New Jersey, that can lav claim to
being the main battleground of the
struggle for Independence. Tke prepon
derance of General Washington's time
was spent in the latter state and in Its
northern end. In this region occurred
the dreadful suffering at Valley Forge,
the battles of Monmouth, Trenton and
other historic Incidents In which Wash
ington was the central figure.
The colonies had not at that time
thrown off the aristocrutie customs in
herited from the mother country.
Northern New Jersey was like country
England. From Jersey City to Perth
Am boy the territory was sprinkled
with the homes of families prominent
in the Revolution, One cannot read of
these historic homes without constantly
coming to snch statements as "Gen
eral Washington was entertained here,"
"As honest aa the day Is long,"
H'.s neighbors all airree;
meat, and is always a favorite, dainty ; ,7ar, u he" "
Open Hand and the charter members
of tlie Itching Palm. He ki pi it for
2i. years, n.ethodicallv, atid it took
jiint 5M Fmall note hooks to tarry the
record. He stopped traveling, the oth-
jer day, and when he put down the last
I He would not cause a rabbit pain.
BASIS FOIl ALL. SOI FFI.ES. j or overload hie steed:
. . .... , I The fare upon his board is plain.
Materials hite sauce, one cup or; For he is poor indeed.
knif to leave room enough for the ; equally thick sauce cf bread crumbs
plate. Spoon at the right of the knire. ajd milk, cooked chopped meat, po.il- j H' Ts0"'a,na0' "T rh'worl
i Ui SiriivC till ililKi D I O TV
Fourth Napkins placed by the fork. ;try, fish, cheese, etc., one-half to o.io : Ey liatred ts evvr 9t!rrP(1i
Fifth (ilatses at the tip of the ("P: eggs, one to four. ; ile has not any foe;
knife Never hold near the top nor i Directions Add the meat to the hot i He would not even l.rm a mouse,
fill too full. : sauce: sometimes the meat i8 very j rob hinVpoor'o.d house.
Sixth rlace bread and butter plates ; ur-v "r me nsn or vegeTauiea very And has a weary wife.
... - , ftj. nay mid ncw ur uui uu ii uih iobi : - . . , ... . , , i
It is more than likely that the In, ml- ! t,p he added it to those that bad gone, above the napkin at the left of , mols.. then more milk or bread crumbs ;
gra.lon officials at New York have lost Jf(ire in the 8(re of years of dispens- !e tip of the fork. i may have to be added accordingly. I
signt of the possibility that Castro will icg gratuities. It mounted up to the
write a book about this country when Bma!l fortune of $iv,t)v and while he
he gets back to Europe. w88 no piker in bis tips he had not
- - - : ;been a grandstand player, either. He
So many men are protesting against pave the customary amounts,
aoy reductions in the tariff that one Much or this weiit to servants at
lias to recall the vote in the November hotels and on the railways,
flections to feel assured that a very ; -if you don't give tips," said Mr.
large majority of the voters do want lxrenzen, "vou are blacklisted and find
would not steal, he would not cheat
or honors or for gold;
I.HT SCHOOL IUIIKCT.
I'rogrepMve farmers of Illinois are
coming more and more to the opinion
that expert instruction in agriculture
Tenth Place the salt and pepper
shakers at each side of the table.
that vour troubles are increased to j P'a8 8noulQ e
,. "n .vtent thot vo,. cannot make I warmed before the meal is served: al-
. . . U'l ill a n. i v 1
Seventil Carving kmre and fork at , HUC" cyui auu uie weu-ueaien joiks, i The shoes are frayed upon his feet
father's right hand. seasoning as needed, and fold In the ' iris clothes are cheap and old;
Eight Cups and saucers at moth- ' stiffly-beaten whites. Fill buttered ! WiU.in his breaet gred has no place,
p . v i .. . , . i He cravea nor praise nor cheers;
er's left hand. . molds or a single one stand In a " xhe halr that upon hls faco
Ninth Place the sugar howl in front , Pan of hot water and bake as describ- j Has let her last hpe die.
of mother's place. (Always have it .ed above, berve In the dish in which
it is taked .
FISH TIM BALKS.
Material Whitefish, one half pound;
soft, fine white bread crumbs, one
cup; milk, one-half cup; cream, 6ix
if 111 m I
train connctlong or get service at ho- ! BO tne meat P'atter and vegetable dish-; teaspoonfuls; alt, one teaspoonful;
whites of egga, five; white pepper.
There is much truth in what he says i emn v nue me iooa is uemg , utensils Food shopper, measuring
and much lack of backbone as well, j cooKea place tne com rood on the ta-'CUPi tablespoon, teaspoon, double boll
Evervone admits the extortion of the ihle- n" the cream Pitcher and place Lr. wine sieve. eKe beater, bowl, molds.
In the various counties of the state ' system, everyone protests against it, !at the riht of s"8ar bowl. Cut the Directions Put the uncooked fish
should be conducted under the au-1 ,'t no ntiP has a ricid enouuh sninal i bu,ter ln even squares and put on the;tw((, throueh the food ( homier: cook
"As honest as the day Is Ions,"
He goes his humble way.
Too lazy to Indulge in song
Or make a venture pay;
His wife, with pleasures that are few.
Has let her last hope die.
But he Is "honest through and through,"
And "would not harm a fly."
.spices of the state agricultural col- rolumn to take the step of cutting out j butter plates.
What She Wanted.
"I want you," said Mrs. Baconham,
addressing the young man who had
responded to her summons, "to get
me some singers for the musicale
that I'm gettln' up. You run one of
lege, and that the l.-glslHiure should (ipg alone. If he could be assured of
provide an appropriation sufficient to!gVmDathv and assistance, every suffer-
carry this work on successfully. If
the legislature does this it will put Il
linois in line to receive the benefit of
the proposed 'national assistance to
states that thus organize the field of
I milk and bread crumbs in the double ! these bureaus where thev furnish
for entertainments, don't
Fourteenth Place the tea
water or coffee at mother's
j er would have a bold front iu the mat
itr. It is too much for one man to tackle.
, but one man can start the no-tip move-
. nmnt unH urniup thp iiuhlir apainst
operations. It is not the id-a to inter- j n. He must be an organizer, though,
fere wltji any presont movement ln an v , anH a otirlr Public npntiment will
'county but simply to get the work 8ys-i,P overwhelmingly with him at the j the vegetable dis-h with tablespoon at
tematlzed under some central body es-, first, then it will begin to wobble. 'hle rlBht hand Xext Saturday I will
pedally organlfied for euch extension 1 Here is when- the ulue in his nature ,el1 -V011 how ,he "al should be served.
work and compete-nt to carry it on me,- must begin to ooze. He must stick;
thodlcally and Intelligently In all parts ' himself and make others stick. The
of tbe state so that all parts may ; task is not for the quitter or the self-j
profit by it. I nerver. But it is a great one and the
- - - - : fellow who frees the nation from tip-!
ping could have any old Job he wants
at the hands of his enfranchised fel-1
jnineenm uen t.ne rooa is reauy toiler until a smooth paste. When ! people
uc. .u lu- Mnnu i"ace j fold add It gradually to the fish and: you'"
at father s place, between his knife i rpBH through the sieve Ad,i rrenm I -v -m t ,it ,.
range the matter for you. About how
salt, pepper and the stiffly beaten
and hot .whites of the eeus. Butter small tim-
riBht ; iin molds and line the bottoms with
: dh Der cut to fit. Ducorate with truf-
rweenin i-iace tne meat platter , ,.. mushrooms
(Qirecny in rront or ratner s place, and
Ol FI'I.K! AMI TIinAI.K.
The crucial test of an excellent cook
pimentos or peas
and fill in the mixture. Stand la a
baking pan half filled with boiling
water, cover the tops with greased
paper and bak,- in a moderate oven
l'o ni'nutes a!!.! serve with lobster,
shriuv) or era b tau1 ".
AM, HHUt I.IJ Hi l l'.
A monument as a memorial to the
men who fought on land and sea for
their couutry Is a cause ln which all
cltlr.etis should have an Interetf
While it may not be that you have a
leialive who fought in the two wars
WHERE PROHIBITION FAILS
much do you wish to pay?"
"Oh, I don't care, as long as it's
good. The expense don't cut much
figure with me. What I'd like to have
Is some male voices. They seem to
take at such affairs."
"I can get a very good quintette
for you for $50. Would a quintette
"Well, let's see? How many are ln
It? Mrs. Bagley had four at her per
formance. I wouldn't want less than
Til K KISK IN Oil.
More crude petroleum is being taken
fn. in the earth i.i the l nit.-d Statts
of the last half century sleeping in a than was rver produced at any former
period. The decline in the flow of old
local cemetery, yet a patriotic impulse
tdlr you that you owe something to
the memory of those who have passed
iu't. whether they are blood kin of
j'Mirs it tic' It's p debt of "gratitude
o'l .M.mr p. 'it t t liot-t- ho gave of their
liM's to preserve our home and country
wells is more than offset by the 'gush
ers" iu new fields, especially in Cali
fornia. Vet the price of oil rises far
and fa.-st and there is nothing 10 indi
iats tiiat the market has a permanent
, top limit.
i Dubuque Telegraph-Herald.) the one ha-id or the liberal on the
! Champaign. 111., is a salooaless town, 'other. The two former would do away
and on the theory that the doing away ! wl,h it altogether. The latter wculd
'of saloons does away with drinking ; Iult bak 'aLlts and chairs and over
1 , ., . . , . ;a soeia! glass of beer that harmed
and the evils in its wake, Champaign1,, .,, . , . , . , . ' , ,""", u
, 1 iieitht r him nor Ins lr'ends. pleasant.'v
ought to be .-lean. Vet the civic league ; -hile away the hours. He wauls the
; there has appropriated $i'.r,iH) for clean- same freedom in personal action that
ling up the city by removing bootleg! his forefathers enjoyed in continental
ging joints, gam'.iliiig dens, and "sup- Europe.
If prohibition meant an end of tha
evils of drinking w(. should nearly all
le prohibitionists, rim. it doesn't. If
posed drug stores."
It cannot in fairness be said that
'Champaign is an exteption among
, saloonh'ss towns. There is not a city
Mrs. Dunning I wonder why It is
that men are always talking about the
extravagance of their wives? It seems
to be a universal habit. I used to think
you were the only one who did it, but
I find that men are all alike. Yen
hate to see women you promised to
love, cherish, and keep even ride on a
street car, because It costa a nickel.
Mr. Dunning I can't imagine why it
is, my dear, unless it's because most
i men have to earn the money.
polic y of no saloons- meant that
for several months there has been Consumers of all products ask why
urder way in Kock Island a movement ' these conditions, seemingly contradic-:
to raise Jo. 000 with which to erect an tory. mist at the same time. They de
spproprlate shaft lu CMppiannock mand ao explanation from the oil re-'
cemetery. The patriotic societies and liuers. especially the Standard Oil
the local schools, public and parochial, compa.ny and its subsidiaries. The'
uf?u vwiU IU iur ime.ni ui strong Independent companies are i
in lowa, notwithstanding uypotntital : tne tow n drunkards would be shut off
pretens'ons to the contrary, having no from their supply and no new drunk-!
saloons but has "tutiposed grug stores." ards made, we should nearly all be
bootlegging join's and private clubs anli-saloo-nsts. B.it it doesn't. Where
where the iimn who drinks can get all the solution lies this newspaper does
he wants and more than is good for, not attempt to say, for it is no wiser
him. And BUch cities are no sooner than the many sincere thinkers
Yearning for Notice.
'1 wish I could find an affinity "
"Why? Don't you care for your
"Yes. but I've tried for years to
become prominent, with no success
whatever. I've gone in for politics,
for reform, for religion, for art. for
society, for nearly everything, and
STEMFD AS IF HIS GUARDIAN ANGEL WKRX '
UIV1SO HIM A WAUM.SU,
"General Washington occupied this !
house for his headquarters," "General l
Washington dined or slept overnight I
here while on his way from this or
! that place." lu one of these houses
"his excellency (General Washington!
! danced with Mrs. (General) Greene for !
: three hours without sitting down." and :
, afterward he spoke of the exercise as
"a pretty little frisk."
It was during this period, when Wash-
InRton found time occasionally to bend j
from a strain not less in degree than i
. that endured nearly a century later j
by President Lincoln, that a wedding
was about to be celebrated in one of
i New Jersey's aristocratic homes sltunt
; ed between Elizabethtown, now called
: simidv Elizabeth, and Morristown. The
bride, Anne Church, with whose fam
ily the commander in chief of the Rev
olutionary army had long been inti
mate, positively refused to be married
I unless "his excellency" could find it
possible to be present. lie was in win
ter quarters in the Ford mansion at
Morristown. now preserved as a Bevo-
', lutionary relic. He had promised to be
present, and a day had finally been set
for the wedding.
The groom was Major Varick. a
wealthy young man of New York city.
who was at the time servlug with bis
regiment, but who had received a leave
of absence to be married. He arrived
at the residence of his fiancee the day
before the wedding and found the place
in n slate of preparation, which meant
more than It would now, when the
wherewithal for entertaining can be
placed in the hands of professional pro
viders, for in those days everything
must le made on the premises. His
bride met him at the door, beaming
with happiness, especially since she
wa enabled to announce that hts ex
cellwicy the general in chief bad sent
a courier to say that nothing stood in
the way of his being present the next
day and that he would arrive shortly
tiefore the hour fixed for the ceremony.
Ouring the rest of the day servant
were passing about moving furniture,
plating that contained In the dancing
hull where it would not be in the way.
e uiiuiTiejwug una mus iar tney .,,lrfcy,i i,, ,),.. or nmiiev ever
have brought the fund to $1,800. Their the pOBsio',e consequences of " rapid
earnest effort, have aroused the bu.l-jaud repeated changes in the price of j
. nes men of the community and the I cruije 0 '
: latter have decided to Join in putting; Unltg; BOrae defp and undiBCOVered j
that end TV ... .. .v .,.,.
IU 1 11 V UUBillCBD, ILiC CAlstUAUUU ,
nmi:f 1 .12 t ha imniniid art4 Armx'fna
f begin a whirlwind campaign for "
t .j i -j .k ..v. j j . sumption of petroleum products aiid
funds, in order that the needed amount ' , , ,, 7
, ,K. , the outiook for still greater inroads
be raised ana the monument purchased ... .
before next MemoHal day ; upon tne stock ol oil now above New York-Cipnno Castro, ex presi-
So when you are called upon Nr a ,er0llcd- Tb-e vast spread of the auto-I dent of Venezuela, called on Mayor
contribution do not Hesitate to do ! mob:le lndU8tr3r Involves the consump- j Gaynor at the city hall.
"cleaned up" than they arfc back again earnestly seeking best solution for the papers simply will not notice me. ! Hnd Pttln rt,nlv marriage feast
" complete the enterprise. With
in me o.a ways. sot lal welfare. There are few of these i If I could only get some fool of a
The saloon as it exists today has thinkers who defend the saloon aa it ' girl to run away with me I'll bet I'd
few friends. It does nor pl. aso the ! now exists. What to substitute makes , become famous in a hurry."
prohibitionist or the anti-saloonist oaitherub.
Not for Her.
"'nw tell me rpaJlv and
ii .iiiu-t.dking oEraoiisnment. w ltn- ; Baid the bride's best friend.
( "-r f-c.1 or fire fhe days, the;- had r- you jf you could be single
ma nea in bed, covered with scant '.ah to be back where you were be
cioihiijg. ! fore you and John were married?"
1 i "N'o, really I wouldn't. He doesn't
New York Pilgrimages to Rome are I even request me to tell him what I
i tion of enormous quantities of gaso-
;voiir Dart All will be rlvwn an on nor- 1
tunlty to cooperate. It s not what you ' ,ine' nd ,he ""Teasing use of inter-
- .... .... ... i .tul rAmhiiul inn jmrina It, tclc, i-
.'gie, out tne spirit in wnicn you do- lu i 6lot alld
nate your mlfe. It will be an easy I "uvlurl lu
matter to secure the amount lr eacn "," -" iuuC
In accordance with hts
OWN HKt UAVK Kill HTS.
If the property owners on Four
leenth street south of Ninth avenue
ire b tx show that tar macadam
s staadard material for slret Im-
troleum and 1; products. More than
ji.ii seanoir.K thips are already equip
ped ui :i ,".l engines which no not
bi.ru ;hir fuel under ordinary boilers,
! but explore it in their cylinders.
Ileniidji, Minn. Admitting that he
killed "Big Sam"' Martin
during a quarrel over money, August
Johnson, 34 years old, a Danish lum
berjack, was put in jail here.
liirminghant. A?a. The sale of prop
erties of the Southern Iron and Steel
Tht history of the oil industry thows cumpany made 1-st week to represen-
Uiat these conditions will probaidy re- ! !a.;vts or a New ork reorganization
suit in the disfoverv of new fit Ids" and ! 'ouiniittee, the pri. e bid being $1.5i5.-
! another U-r.g ttep forward In the pro-
provemeut and Is being used with sue- - auction of crude o:l. If that happens , 1 uPit'y
refs eluew here there is no good reason 'the rise m (he price of a!l petroieum !
for the hoard of local improvements prod'.:ctg is l!kly to be ihecked. even
b conrirnied by Referee iu Bunk-Iryer.
e.peited to be larger this spring than
ever before, it is said in Catholic cir
cles here, because cf the ce'.ebration
this year of the 16th centenary of the
official iolitical recognition of Chris
tianity. St. LouiB Three youths trrested
here charged with driving away and
dismantling an automobile owned by
J M. Ebeling, probably will be the
frst persons to be prosecuted tinder
the new automobile law which makes
driving away of an automobile be
longing to another a felony.
Intend to do with It .when I ask him
"You say Blinkers has written a
novel with a purpose. What was the
"His purpose wsb to try to get some
thing with which to buy bread and but
ter: but I guess it failed. He tried
to borrow ten from me yesterday."
"Is yonr husband at all excitable?" J
"Extremely so. Ke even gets eiclt- j
ed over spelling reform."
to U'h thein the use f it in paving
their thoroughfare. Those owning
rroiine on U"' Mieit argue very prop
erly that the are ; . i n sr for the work
and are ;m ; v 'tj' y interested than
if there should be no reaction toward
lower market levels. The future of
the entire ind.istry hinges upon the
vieid of o;l from the earth. O.ice get
p ir-ki'iiiii enough above ground and
nr. one e.Se a id thut t::ey nave a ngni nle lawmaking power in the countries
to ay what k i.J or paving shall le which are the great onsuiuers cf il
laid provided their ho ice Is a reason- luui!i:avg oil. gaolin- and other pro
ib'.e one. They point to the fa t that du t of like nature can be trusted to
:ar macadam i nd has Ueeu for force a reasonaliie scale of prices to
mine time in gcnial uee In mm of ( purchasers.
Minneupo'.is Five St. Paul officers
oi' ihe Minnesota National guard were
placed on trial here belore the First
resin. eut court martial, charged with
ttiMibordiiiution for failure to obey or
ders to appear in T li
tourney Friday n la lit.
New York The police made extra
ordinary efforts to find the perpetrator
of the bomb outrage in the Bronx,
"ton Mrs. Madeline Herrerra was ki.l-
Mmiieapoiia , ed and two other persons hurt. The
: bomb Ueed was like those sent to Mrs.
i Helen Taylor and Judg Rosalsky. All
Kveletl), Minn. Half crazed wi'b three bombs were in boxes construt
hunger and told, Mary Sygowski and ; ei so that raising the lid closed an
two small children were found by Po- i electric circuit and caused the explo-
lice Chief Flnnegan in rooms above i eion.
"Do yoo know, old man. that yonug
fellow saved me from absolute bank
ruptey last year?"
"How was that?"
"He married Ihe girl i had boen t-o
gaged to for months." London Tele-grspa.
About 10 o'clock the hum of prepsra
tion quieted down, and at 11 the lovers,
who had spent the evening in a wing
of the hou.-e where they would not be
annoyed by the noWe. separated that
the bride might rest before the exciting
evens of the tiiiTT.
Major Varick. taking a silver candle-
stick in his hand, repaired to his room.
He had no sooner entered it than be
j noticed a lortralt of his fiancee banging
I on the wall Whether it usually hung
; there or had teen placed there us one
; of the preparatory changes the young
! mnn did not know. Be this as it may,
I be certainly welcomed It. He was
! very much ln love and, having ported
I with his fiancee till the next day, was
j especially pleased to have her likeness
i with bitn. Anne was now twenty-two.
! and the portrait had been painted when
; she a -n'cfn Varick could not keep .
: rrr errs- orr me mnocent race. ne
artist had admirably caught the waxen l
j complexion of a young girl, besides '.
Anne's kindly expression. Indeed, he
had represented a veritable budding j
Varick undressed and got into bed. ;
but could not bring himself to put out
tbe light he bad left on the dresser,
with iu curved legs and claw feet, di
rectly nnder the portrait. The cand'e
was a freti one and when he lav down
had burned but a short wbi'e Prop- !
ped up with pillows, be kept his gaze
Cxed upon tbe painting while tbe can
die was slowly being consumed.
I'rowslncns gradually stole over him.
aiid wi;li it a remarkable transforma
tion came apon tbe picture. Tbe in
nocence of "sweet sixteen" seemed t
be fading, or. rather, the feature!
seemed to be passing from youth tJ
age. Nor was this all. That which
was stealing over It wae not only ai;e,
but disagreeable age. Anne Church,
or, rather, her likeness was being
lowly transformed into an old wom
an, bedizened with Jewels and wear
ing on her face the expreesion of a
Major Varick. who was passing inte
slumber, made an effort such as ons
would make to throw off a nightman
and awakened. The candle bad been
nearly consumed, but was still burn
ing with a steady flame. To his hor
ror the change that had come over the
picture was not the result of night
mare. There were the Innocent fea
turea, but they were blended with the
lineaments of a coarse, crafty, covet
ous old woman of a German cast.
Varick knew that Anne, through het
mother, had German blood in her
veins. He assumed an explanation of
the phenomenon of tbe picture an ex
planation such as one is liable to make
on awakening after midnight and ly
ing alone. To him it seemed as If his
guardian angel was giving him a
warning. n was being shown what
tbe woman he was about to marry
would be when she became old.
This idea, once it found a lodgment
ln Varick's head, took a hold there
tbat would be Impossible for it to at
tain under the Influence of a bright
sunlight There was more supersti
tion in theme days, even among the
most intelligent, than there hi now,
and Varick was himself more or less
subject to it.
Major Varick was seized with as
veritable a panic as ever entered the
breast of a raw recruit on the field of
battle. For a few moments he con
templated escnplng from the house and
lnglorlously absenting himself from the
ceremony In which he was to be one
of the contracting parties. But the
duration of the thought enn scarcely
be called a few moments; it was rath
er Instantaneous. The face of the com
mander in chief, who would In a few
hours be on his way to the wedding,
came v.p before him, regardiug him
sternly, even contemptuously. The
young man withdrew his gaze from
tbe picture and buried his face In the
He could not sleep, and he dare not
look again on that vampire face lest
he bring disgrace upon himself. One
more look, however, he took. The can
dle was flickering in the socket, casting
a fitful glare on the blended faces of
saintly youth and the devil in age, tho
latter of which uow seemed to take on
a malicious triumph.
A faint dawu appeared through the
windows before Varick slept. He was
awakened by a kuock at the door and
a negro calling:
"Hot water fo' sbavin', Mnrs' Major.
Missy Church tole me to tell yo' a
courier just come from Morristown
with a note from Mars' Washington
i sayln' dat he be bean at 'leben o'clock.
It's 10 new "
Varick sprang out of bed. While
dressing he looked at the picture of
his bride and wondered what could
have caused the vision of the night
before. Not a trace of the hag was
there, only the fresh and Innocent
beauty whom he whu to marry that
day. A flush of shame at his thought
of flight during the night cam over
him and of thankfulness that It had
only been a thought All fear that bla
bride would grow to be tbe creature
she bad appeared ln tbe vision bad left
He found time during th morning
to speak to his father-in-law-to-be of
the night's experience.
"WhatI" exclaimed Mr. Church. "Do
you mean that tbat picture got into
your room? 1 ordered It long ago pot
ln tbe garret Either a fool or some
one with malicious Intent must have
moved It The original picture was
the portrait of one of those old haga
whom George U took over from Han
over with him to London. They lived
only to plunder tbe British people.
This woman was a cousin of my wife's
mother. A traveling artist about six
years ago came through here and paint
ed over the original plcturs a portrait
of Anne. It Is well known ln this
household that when a light strikes the
canvas at a certain angle it shows a
blending of tbe two portraits. I shall
Inquire Into this matter, and whoever
is responsible for It shall be punished."
At this moment Anne burst into tho
room, wild with excitement, and ex
claimed: "His excellency General Washington
Is coming down tbe road with bis aid.
Colonel Hamilton I've been watching
for him and was the first to see him.
Tbey are riding into Ihe grounds now.
Corne; we must be on tbe porch to re
Tbat was a gala day In Anne Church'
life, but she was obliged to divide with
Ihe general In chief the attention of
those who crowded ber borne. He In
tended to remain only for the ceremo
ny lu the afternoon, but was persuaded
to stay far the festivities In the even
ing When tbe guet were assembled
ln tbe ballroom the general opened thi
dance with the bride
Feb. 4 in American
1772 Joslah Qulncy. statesman, pres
ident of Harvard college ISM.").
born; died IOl
17W Presidential electors chose presi
dent and vice president the first
time, naming Oorge Washington
and .!''.:! ) Adai:;s. ihe ele' tors
were virtually unpledged.
1790 The L'uited Slates supreme court
officially organized legislation ap
proved in 17Vrf.
l&iu-Thu Culled S'ates bank, an iu
ulitutlon chartered by Pennsylva
nia, suspended anally.