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TIIE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 0,
i Published sally at 1J4 Second ave
jne. Hock Xttoftd. 111. Entered at the
fStOfllee as p
Mfmlwf of the AaMrtatea
offices, the people of Rock Island bare
a chance to strike at the root of the
trouble affecting the local body politic.
Every voter should take part in the
nomination and keep his eyes open to
the end that no one who is not at least
: reputable shall have his name placed
on any ticket.
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
I cr.jirj i en r-enis per wpf. oy car
rier. In Roc Island
? Complaints of dllverv rvlce should
pe made to the clr''
wMeh rhould alo hi notified 1n every
Instance where It l dilrd to hare
aper dlwontlrr: 4 a carriers have no
authority In the premltea.
All communication! of argumentative ' the possessors of wealth, to offer them
.nararier. ponumi or religious, must mT,i(,vm(,r., mln.tera nr amhnssa-
Tfcese are great days for the men of
letters. Oniy a little while ago they
wore scoffed at by practical men.
The. bfet use that this country could
fiiid for them was to send them to for
e'gn parts to serve as consuls; or, if
they were specially eminent and also
kave real name attau'd for publica
tion. !Co nrh articles will be printed
irer fictitious iig-turea.
Txlophorea In all department: Cen
tral Union. V.'e,t 141. 1145 and I14;
I'nlon Ele-lrlc, S145.
yfcsJOxe, eitcheR Kirk
'Oje rounding teasioonful of sugar
One rounding teaspoonful butter
The abo Is a small guide in meas
uring materals for a recipe but after
that is done there must be some guide
for the reduction of heat, to the arti
cle made. This has made the slow
est progress in all cooking science.
Thermometers are jot recognised as
a success by man-.ifanturers. Oven
"In any community, organized on
ir-Yoo wm ho
TTie Argus Daily Story
Two Knaves of Hearts By Arnold Horton.
Copyrighted, 191S. by Associated Literary Kureaa
dors. But all that is changed now.. Wealthy lines, the average woman will . rfeV;;;,,,
The tew heads of the two greatest re- have quite enough to do in her own electricity So the tempera-
punics in me wonu are uuiu mtu " ' tures i am plving are only approxi.
J his is tin aspect of the case that ' value to the cation." Roosevelt.
P A C ? S
uiaie Dim can uuiv utr uimiuiicu uj
1 trvlne reneatedlv until von know vour
has fen overlooked. The new presi- . Women are steadily advancing ovn ovea.
dnit of Fraace. Raymond Polncare, is along, the line of better and more METHODS? OF APPLYING HEAT.
rremM-r or the r renrti acauemy, ana, wholesome living and cooking and
threff.rfc, a Mue ribbon man of letters, household effic'enry. They are becom-
Broiling Cooking over coals orun-'
df! eas. brieht hr.it t first to sear the
or,c of the -immortals." He was elect- iag far removed from old time "guess" . outside, for developing flavors and re- i
"i io iti- academy .11 law, a.uus uu cooKing ana aiiain:ug more system i talnicg Juices: then lower tempera-1
four otht-r writere. among whom were and accuracy in all tiat pertains to ture for tjje heat to penetrate and tol
ln" I)(jjm:c and Merrel Prevost. this scientific art As a result tneiBrM hrnine- Tim Heiormined hv I
' - - . - - --r j'fi nrart- Is not a professional man of work is no longer drudgery, the food , thickness of meat. '
The Income tax Is the incoming tax. I-ttert. of course, but a lawyer and is better cooked and failures are rare, j pan trolling Cooking In a hot steel !
etatesxail whose recreation Is litera- I v matter uhaf vniir 1ndimPTit or.anMer tiirnlnir fton cr HQ not tn frv i
Thursday, February 6. 1913.
. Menellk. the Abyssinian, Is dead
pain. Menelik dU-H at least once a
Rwiavett had a teiars cabinet, Ta't
ft. golf cabinet, aiid Wilson may have
k bicycle cabinet.
S Mary Jilt of Toli-do recently mar
ried Joseph Herr. Now, sugg'-Ffs the
Rockford Star, he can't Jilt Ilerr.
ar.tl P!ci' y and "Literary and Ar
ils? c t'a'isf" The titles show that
be is m' re than a literary man; he Is
ln.Krroj.ted in social movements and
tendencies as well as in artistic ten
dmrles. f'.ut h. was admitted to the
academy as a li'erary man.
Woodrow Wilson t it American
.r -idf nt elect, l.as ritteti upon his
tory a'!d po!lt;r, pncl has aiso pro
t!;ued a volume of essays mi iitt-'ary
!uijets. His career it literature
1 s. therefore, been somewhat !i''".e
the.t, of Raymond Poiccare. Perhaps
j ; he wlil set off h'.tf rr.eKS-rship In the
'. Governor huni.e has prepared a America.i acade-r y of ars srd 'ttJ'-3
;od pronram lor pislative work. liw aga1nt Poincare's membersbip ir. :ha
recotnmeiidat ions are dfrnflcratic arid French academy.
fif.bt. Now let the general assembly It is well to remember that neither
fet down to business. man was elected pres'dent because he
' ' was a literary man. In both men writ,-
In the midst of a speech on suffrage i-iK was merely an avocation. Wilson's
Hia publications Include "Con- j exDrlence mav be. In order to have
temporary Ideals," "Political Studies recil,e give nerfect results alwavs
, Baking Cooking in oven by heated
air and radiation. N
Slow oven 270 to 350 degrees F.
Moderate oven "50 to 400 degrees
Quick oven 400 to 4S0 degrees F.
(Temperature taken by oven thermometer.)
? The belligerent women suffragets of
England are g'.'t;i to liave the peaceful
fight to go to the ji,1h and vote
they have to figi,' for it.
cy Dr. Antiu Shaw the other night, a
Biau In tl.e audience arose aud pro
posed to marry her. There's a pointer
tor bachelor girls. Take the stump
I Andrew 'artiege ije lares that a big
ftrmy and a big navy are not necessary
for this country. Andrew Is right on
1 1: i h subject. Hut he has changed hiu
iiiind ninee the days 'Aherj be was fur-
tli.hing armor plate.
. RepreKen'ative D(jdtiberry of (leor
fcla is nothing if not picturesque in his
fcngllsb. Read his description of Cm
mUsioner of pensions Iiavenport: "Mr.
"avenport. riding along in h'a limoiis
Kit', with a plug hat as high as a clmr;i
and a long-tailed coat which pu's th
plumavei of tbo peufowl to sham? air!
shirt s'ihIs ihat sparkle like the eyija
of a toad."
election was significant as Indicating
the fondnes of the people for his
theories anfl Ideals, as well as their
confidence In him as an honest and sin
cere exponent of the doctrines of a
pure and progressive democracy. Poln
i are's elei tion is notable i showing
a chatu'e of policy In France He is
really a strong man. not simply a safe
man. France seems at last willing to
trust Itself to a man v.b" has a per
bonality of his own. The chorus ef ai
proval from the French papers indi
cates that this change of heart is genu
'ne. The unanimity with which his
election is approved i unprecedented
in French politics.
with conditions aad material equal
there are certain measures and
weights which must be followed. A
half-pint measuring cup may be pur
chased at any hardware or depart
ment store for a few cents and is
standard for all reliable recipes. It
is marked off in halves, quarters and
thirds, which makes the measurtng
eay and quick. Level measurements perature of 100 to ISO degrees F.
o.ily are recoenized in all the domestic : Steaming Cooking In steam in con
science schools and cooking authori-! tact with 212 degrees F.
i5 Flour sifted before measuring. Dry steaming Cooking in a double
Ronr.ded spoonful is heaped up over I boiler 192 degrees F.
'he i n to correspond with the bowl Frying Cooking by Immersion in
ef ti:' Ftioon below. I deep fat. about 350 degrees F. for
One ci-p One-half pint or measur-! cooked foods, 3S0 degrees F. for un
ing cur,. ! cooked foods. Fat used should be
One c;p of butter One-half pound, (vegetable fats or mixtures. Tempera-
T?'o cups sifted flour One-half j tures vary with different fats,
pound. I Sauteing Often called frying, not, a
One pint One pound. wholesome way cf cooking food.
imi -ii -wifinrf 'n I aa w
Boiling Cooking in boiling water Have you anything to hops for? Have
212 degrees F. I J"ou any S,1'P a sea?
The soldier boy of lSGl-t5 was a very
i different personage from the whits
haired, wrinkled, tottering old man of
i the present day. Bob Meriden entered
the Union nrtny at eighteen and came
ovit at twenty-two. 'When he was mus
tered Into the service he was a rosy
cheeked boy with a perpetual smile on
his face. To look at him do one would
have thought that be waa going south
to stand op to be shot at Yet the
only time when he looked serious waa
at being ordered north on recruiting
service. He waa afraid he would mlsa
But this waa In the beginning of It.
The enthusiastic young men of that
period got quite enough of fighting be
fore they were through with campaign
ing, and those who struggled with dis
ease and wounds bad a harder time
still. But this story is of the earlier,
reckless, devil may care period when
the youngstera who went Into the war
felt that they were off on a picnic.
Bob Meriden waa aa full of the ro
mance of war as any soldier in the
northern army. He had read stories of
spies and their doings and was espe
cially ambitious to do secret service
work. So he told Ma captain that if
there was any call from headquarters
for volunteers to go south for informa
tion to let him kDOw. Ons day Bob
wbb notified that such service was re
quired, and if he cared to undertake it
he was to report in person at head
quarters. He lost no time In doing so.
KtPv..illl,rooVIn. 1n water at IPrn. I "ve you rro..a anticipations or a nay ,
-" " ' " ' . t V -1 T fa tn
fine giil One-fourth pint, or one- ; Braifing Combination of broiling
Foul t'acnocnfu!s One-fourth cup.
and stewing, baking or putting Into a
Are you thinking while you labor of re
wards that still are due
Of rewards that may tomorrow be In
fairness brought to you?
Are you looking to the future as the
hopeful look ahead?
If you have ro expectations you might
just as well be dead.
Are you tfrlmly tolllnr merely for the
crusts you get today?
Have you earned no right to bravely hope
Have you never rendered service that
the world must reoosnlze
That shall prove your worth or somehow
earn for you the splendid prlie?
Have you at npr-i the waters of the fu
ture anv bread?
1 said to him:
"Can you talk like a southerner?"
"Reckon." was Bob's reply.
"Let me bear you say New York."
"I expect you'll get on in that re
spect. Have you ever done any secret
The general was silent for a few
moments. He reallxed the dangers
e boy was about to meet and hesi
tated to send him. He told Bob that
be ran a considerable risk of being
hauge-i and advised him not to under
take the Job. But the young soldier
Frlcasseelng Combination of saute
ing and Btewing.
If you have no expectations you might begged to be permitted to go, and the
general Anally consented. Bob was to
Just as well be dead.
THE SIX-YEAR PRESIDENTIAL TERM
A FEEP AT IRELAND.
IM'OMK TAX Mi;MMKr.
Wyoming's ratification of the lticrm
tax amendment to the federal constitu
tion completes tli 30 necessary to its
adoption. Th'1 lower hoime of the New
Jersey legislature ai.d the benate of the
New Mexico legislature have passed a
ratifying resolution and in each slate
the otber legislative branch will take
approving actli n within the preseut
week. This will make ttie number of
stated ratifying two more than art)
The 3C states which already have
ratified the amendment are:
Alabama. Arkansas. Arizona. Califor
nia. Colorado, (jorgl. Idaho. Illinois,
Indiana, Iowa. Kaunas, Kentucky, Lou
isiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan,
Minnesota. Mlsslas'ip!, M'ssour!, Mon
tana, Nebranka, Nevada. New York,
North Carolina, North Ifckota. Okla
homa. Oregon, Ohio, ivjulh Carolina,
South Dakota. Teunessee. Textw, Wash
ington, Wisconsin and West Virginia.
Four states thua far Connecticut, New
Hampshire, Khode Iblaud and I'tuh
have rejected the amendment.
It la utitic'p.ited that the democratic
majority lu the next congrens will pro
pose the repeal of the present law tax
ing the net luoorae cf corporations,
withdraw all plana for an excise tax.
and enact a law lutpoitiiig a tax ou In
comes u,ov.i a year and us or.
Where the Weather Plagues You Only
to Fascinate You Later.
I muvt allow that It hoiiietimes rail's
in Ireland, hut Irish raiu is ii"t 1 11 i t the oHru by e'.ettion."
H'litr-HR.i Reeni-a-Heraid.) iin his renominatlon and reelection. The
After defeating objectionable amend- j single six year term would remove
ments that would have nullified the 1 temptation from the path of our presi
whole purpose of the measure, as well dents and enable them to serv the
as purely whimsical and erratic pro-, people with single mLiued devotion and
posais. the I'nited States senate- final- j loyalty to convictlo-i.
ly gave the requisite two-thirds ma- The Record-Herald believes, as It
ijorl'y In favor cf the simple Works; said a week agi, that the best cours;
resolution making the presidential term i to pursue would be to provide, as Sena
six yearn and providing that "no per-j tor Root suggested, in one comprehen
son who has held the oflice by election sive amendment for a single t rm, for
or die' harmed its powers or duties an earlier assembling of congresB. and
-hail he eligible to again hold for a more favora'ile Inauguration date.
Have you tested nil vour talents? Have , proceed south to the Confederate lines.
note the positions and numbers of the
troops and secure sucp her informa
tion as would be vnh ff to his com
mander. That evening after dark the spy,
dressed in a suit of "butternut" and a
faded straw hat. presented a pass at
you merited rewards?
you flare to covet honors that the
world to worth accords?
Hopeless, mlrtlilfss, they are waiting
who have sect no ships to sea;
Never daring to think proudly of a day
that Is to be.
They Hre dragging out existence, som
ber, sul!en heirs of dread
If you have no exp-rtatlons you might the picket line for Abner Shock. He
just as well be dead. was permitted to go forth and after
"" ' walking a few miles, in order that he
In Search of a Boon. 1 niight not be found near the Federal
"I have been trying for .twenty lines, went into bivouac in a wood.
years." said the poverty-stricken
scientist, "to find some use for this
tles." "Why do you waste your time in
euch a fool'bh way?"
'Foolish? Don't say that. Think
In the morning he waa awakened
by the sun shining through the trees
and. sitting up. looked about him. The
birds were chirping in the trees, the
air was balmy. Indeed, the scene was
as peaceful as any the young man had
like oilier rnin It is. its 11 rule. sotlr
thuii rnin eUew here, j: ml if the truth
must be told I like riiln te I0114 "He
hm nut to say. "For the ruin it nunetii
every dny "
Irish weather Is nut so much cap
pri'ious as coquettish It lil.es to
plugue you. if but to prcpnre u T i ir passed, and In that fact there
eujoy the more lis sunny, melting : i, tlenjr.oance.
UhmkI It vi ii Mee;- :il i M :i 1 ;i! ! lul.'.
Slid, lo, the lie'.t n u"l. 1. IreliiMd !
one sweet :ulle :;nd sc. m to s:iy : "I
It ruining 1 whs jesienlay'? Ah. then.
I'll ruin no more "
And the ruuuels leiip and Inupb. and
the pastures .md very stet.e walls
glisten: the lurks enrol on their eeles
tlal Journey; then- is u -:u ut. heuitby
smell of (trying pent: the uen.i.tu ins
are ail dimpled with the Jov of life and
sunshine; the lake lies perfectly still,
content to reflect the m erliiining face
Of heaven, and Just won't your honor
buy the stoutest pnlr of homemade
hose from a biirefoot. l)arelie:i''el
dHtigbter of dethroned klns with eves
like dewdrops and a voice Hint would
charm the culu out of the most churl
If on such mornings as these you
do not lose your henrt to Ireland it
must be made of stern, unimpression
able stuff indeed. Blackwood's Muga-
An amendment conceived in the s'n-
l'er.senal arid fauiona! politics, the ' cere desire to render our governmental
suspkion that the resolution was "spe- machinery more efficient than it is
cial li Kisiation" apa:nFt this or for would undoubtedly attract more sup
that particular Individual, almost do-, port than one limited to the presldeii
fcated the resolution. It was saved , tial term. However, half a loaf Is bet
by tin urn xpected vote of one senator ter than nothing.
who had been eou-i.ed aeai'ist It. But , It is to be honed that the house will
is adopt the resolution at this sesa'o i,
' rev'sirg its phraseoKgy, if necessary.
of the boon It will be to mankind if I ever experienced. It was difficult for
succeed. As hoon 83 any kind of use him to realize that he was between
can be found for them they will quit two armies, whose business it was to
growing without being tenderly cared slaughter each other, and that if he
for," were known to be a Union soldier in
disKiiise he would be swinging off
Taking It as a Matter of Course. from the limb of a tree.
"Itm't .it a shame the way she Arislnjr from his earthly bed. he
abubea those poor children?" mode his way to the turnpike and
"Have you ever been her abusing walked southward. Coming to a farm
The eon 1 i isive r." ufietir f r the
1 roti se.l atnei:'';i.t lit Is ?!;:: ; tit by
Sei.av.r 'ininiins in a i.e.; she!1 that
the president's work is ofien neglected
or badly done because' of his interest
to dispel all (io'.il t as to 1's meaning
ard effect, and satisfying the people
and the lfir.lat rres that u unfair
partkan advantag is sought by the
fi tends of the reform.
::!( t. ;n,T. visitor in tiii-: i-:ast:
CALLS ON 11LLEN TAFT AT WHITE HOUSE
"Have they complained that she
treats them badly?"
"Not that 1 know of."
"How do you know, then, that she
"She's their stepmother, Isn't she?"
1 IIOOSK VOl II Jt SllCKS WlSt I.Y
Within a short time nominations will ;
tie made by the various political par- 1
t,!es In Kuck Island to till 10 township
offices ft"'0' rally retried as of littie
importance e e Ju:Ues of the peace
and five const.ibles Township nom
inations d not tuil w;:bj the scope
of the primary law. There Is net '
enough noik t.. support ail UiesJ of
ficcis. aiel ii is d rhcuit to net t nough
Kood men to acd for eleci'-on, while
usually one or two of those chosen un
der each heading fHil to qualify.
t'nder tt.ese circumstances there has !
STOWj up and fourished In the city, as
The Arus bag tad occasion U say In
past years, a justice shop system that
has done more to Impede the adminis
tration of real justice and to give the
Edible Flowers of Butter Trees.
By fur the uiust reainrkabie of edi
ble Cowers is that cubed from the but
ter tree of ltidlii. The blossoms of this
singular tree are the chief means of
subsistence with the Bhils and other
Indian bill tribes An average tree
yields from '2 to o.'i pounds of pulpy,
bell shaped f.owers that, when they
drop off duriiiv; March and April, the
hot mouths of the Indian year, are
eujferiy guttered by the natives. Tbey
have when fresh a peculiar and lus
cious Uiste, but iLe fragrance of them
is net p'asact and is best and most
briefly described as "mousy." Usually
they are cured in the sun. shrivel to
one fourth of their size and then re
semble nothing so much as raisins
The natives prepare them for food by
boiling or nsicg them In sweetmeats.
Suburban life Magazine
I he fotato. 1
Whoever may have introduced the '
7 . f . potato into Eugiand. according to Ir.
pie suspect Mn hare been inspired , I
fcy vicious inff jeuces to enter their
names for both Justice of the peace j
and constable, and when elected have ,
Aided, abetted and shielded the lawless
elemect This does not apply to all
the men elected to srve in the ca-
pad ties alludfd to. as honorable men
have been selected and are cow serv
iug. But it only takes a cor. pie of Jus
tices to away and defeat the proper
ends of the law. Crooks, or the tools
of creeks, invested with stars or Jua
t: ''.;' trus bare complicated and dis--..:;:
' t'e prosecution, rot only cf
pt'.iv i.ffi !' -. but of felons.
sic, ; it'.t
known in North America lu lf.vj. when ;
RaleiKb's colonists there are said to j
bate aent it over to us. But the Span- j
ish "batata." or sweet potato, from
which the vegetable derives Its name.
was brought to Ireland u.any veers be- .
fore by Captain Han kins from Santa .
Fe. la South America This ts proo-
ably tt otato of trjke;t-.;rcs time.
"Let t slty rain potatoes I will re- :
mala Lire!" cries fc:r John Falstaff.
embracing Mrs. Ford London Tele
j Why He Was Worried.
"Why are you worrying, Silas? You
look aa if you had something dread
ful on your mind."
j "I've Just been thlnkln', Maria, that
i it won't bo lonK afore people will be
ask!na me for pointers on how to live
My own!" he exclaimed as they
were starting on their wedding Jour
ney, "are you glad you are mine mine
"Yes. dear," she fervently replied.
"Now I oan eat green onions whenever
house, he asked for a breakfast and
received some corn pone and a cup of
chicory in lieu of coffee. Being asked
where he came from and where be
was going, lie said that the Yanks had
destroyed his father's farm and he
was Roini; down to enlist in the Con
After breakfast, for which he paid in
Yankee shmplusters of the period, he
took to the road again. lie had not
gone far before he met a slip of a girl
walking In the opposite direction. She
was a country girl of the better class,
and quite pretty. Bob. who had seen
nothing but men since he came to Vir
ginia, was not minded to let this young
creature go by without a word with
her. She was carrying a basket on her
arm containing eggs and butter, and
Bob, by way of opening conversation,
asked her if they were for sale. She
replied that they were not, but be was
nt liberty to help himself. He had no
use for either at preseut and declined.
Then they sat down beside the road
and begun to chatter like magpies.
The girl, much to Bob's surprise, told
him that she belonged to a Union flm-
"And you met my Ble'er in Boston?" ily; that they were all being treated
"Yea. U v-a.it rjuile by accident that
i I learned that she was your slater."
"What did you think of her?"
"Well ah she waa wearing beau
Willing to Help.
"If we didn't have the children," she
bitterly declared, "I'd get a divorce
"I'll write and see If I can't get my pointed out. What she would do next
very badly and that she would like to
go north to Harrlsburg, where an aunt
of hers was living. But ebe feared she
would not be permitted to pass through
the Union lines and wouldn't know bow
to travel if she were. Bob asked ber
where she lived, and she said ber borne
lay wlthlu the Confederate lines not
far below. She was taking the butter
and eggs she carried to a house she
folks to take them."
What some people mistake for an
artistic tempenment Is merely a de
sire to avoid hard work.
The man who does his work only
to get it out of the way has an end
HIm Isabel Via rest.
Miss Isabel Vincent of Minneapolis, a classmate of Miss Helen Taft
at Brjn Mawr, has Just concluded a visit to the latter at the wh:te house,
and Is tow making a round of visits to friends. in Baltimore, Philadelphia
and New York. She is the daughter of Tir. George E. Vincent, president of
the University of Minnesota, and a granddaughter of the famous Methodist
bishop of the same came. This photograph of her was made in the White
she didn't succeed in making clesr to
The upshot of the dialogue was that
Bob changed bis mind about enlisting
in the Confederate army and told the
girl that be would be back that way
in a day or two and bt thought be
might help ber on her way to ber aunt
in Harrlsburg To this she replied that
be might find ber on ner return ana
be might cot.
Leaving ber. Bob pursued his way
down the road, thinking more of her
1 than bis mission. Just before coming
! seen anything of a young fellow In a
; butternut suit. She said she hadn't.
and, riding on. be Joined his comrades.
Some twenty minutes later, when it
was quite dark without, she saw a
face at the window. It was very pnle
and wore a frightened look. Moreover,
it waa the face of the young man In
butternut she had met on the road the
Bob Meriden had got within the Con
federate lines through a gap In the
pickets, had gone about gathering in
formation, but had excited suspicion.
He had become aware of his danger
and bid himself In a wood from whence
he had seen the men who had suspect
ed him riding rapidly on the road and
felt sure they were after him. Find
ing a picket dozing on bis poet. Bob
effected an exit and. skulking over
wooded ground, bad brought up at the
bouse in question.
The two youngsters held a confer
ence, and Bob told Ella that the Con
federates had tried to force him to en
list in their cause, but be had succeed
ed in getting away from them. He did
not dare remain in the house be would
skulk in the woods but if the next
morning she would meet htm on tbs
road within range of the Federal pick
ets he would see what he could do to
ward getting her through the lines
and sending her north to ber aunt.
She thankfully accepted his proposi
tion, and Bob skulked swsy to bids
from those seeking hiui.
It was about 10 o'clock in the morn
ing that Bob, having passed through a
cornfield, mounted a fence at a rise in
the ground and looked about him. On
the road he saw walking a figure that
he Judged to be Ella Carneal. De
scending from bis point of observation,
be made toward her, end she waved
her band to him. He soon Joined her,
and they walked together toward ths
Union picket line.
Bob knew that at that time his coso
mander, who was preparing for a move
ment, was very particular about allow
ing citizens in bis camps. So, conclud
ing tbut it would be necessary. In or
der to get bis protege through and send
her on her way north, that he should
Touch for her, he told ber that ha
would tell the general that be had
found in ber a cousin and Instructed
her as to the part she should play.
She was very grateful to him for this,
though she regretted that the decep
tion should be necessary. On coming
to the picket Bob asked the officer in
command to Inform the general of his
coming and ask permission to bring
another person to headquarters. The
officer was directed to bring the two In
Bob had gathered Just the informa
tion bis commander required. Ella re
mained outside the tent while Bob
went in a ad reported. As soon as ha
he bad done so he informed the general
of bh meeting with his cousin snd
asked permission to send ber north.
The general was surprised at the co
incidence and looked incredulous. But
Bob assured Dim that the girl was an
unsophisticated little thing, barely six
teen, and the commander gave bis con
sent. He suggested, however, that one
of his staff take the girl in charge.
Bob winced at this, but was forced to
obey, and bade good by to bis little cous
in with regret, promising that as soon
as tb'j war was over he would look
That was the last that Bob saw of
Ella Carneal till the next day, when
he received an order to report In per
son at general headquarters. What
was bis astonishment to find his cousin
there with a soldier on each side of ber.
"In you two." suld the general, "are
a pair of knaves. You go south to do
secret service work for me and bring
back a "cousin" to do secret service
work for the enemy."
"What do you mean, general?" cried
the astonished Bob.
"I suspected your 'cousin, whose sto
ry was very flimsy, aud gave ber the
run of our camps. But I set a watch
upon her. She whs taking down notes
of our forces and making sketches of
our defenses when she was interrupted
in her work and brought to me."
"You don't menu it, general!' ex
"According to the rules of war, it la
my duty to order a drumhead court
martial and hang ber."
"There was an Impressive silence,
which was broken by the general. "The
information you brought me is very
1 valuable. What reward do you ask
for getting it?"
Bob took the hint and sntd eagerly,
"I ssk a pardon for this little girl."
"That let's me out," replied the gen
eral. "It Is my duty to bang her, but
since you claim her life as your reward
for a service In which you risked the
death that Is due ber she Is pardoned.
When the Information she has acquir
ed shall have become useless she shall
be permitted to go where she likes."
After the war Captain Robert Meri
den looked up his "cousin," tbougb he
did not go to Harrlsburg to find ber.
He married her In Virginia, and tbey
were for years known as the two
The worst spendthrift In the world
Is the man who fools away a fair rep- to a depression in the rosd that would
; Metz, Germany During an expert
g candidates for thesa mental mobilization of the 16th army positors refused to believe the cute- ( hours.
"That Is a fi-e uu-iuexs man.'
"He must be." replied the othe
. t ! "'He's the only man who comes tn
corps the commanding general station- ments cf the sentinels and the "runs" ere who ran get a dollar's worth of
ed sentinels at the banks. Excited de-1 on the b&nka continued for several e"iiteriess for a twenty-tire cent tip."
rVajtbicgtcn hi tar.
hide ber from bim be turned for a last
! look. She turned at the same moment,
i and they Loth smiled. Then Bob, see
j ing a cluster of white tents before
; him. began to remember what be was
; there for.
The next evening about dusk Ella
Carneal. the girl Bob had met on bis
way south, looking out through a win
dow, aaw balf a dozen Confederate
troopers riding rapidly up the road.
One of them left the others and. com
ing to the bouse, called. Ella opened
'be window, and be asked if she had
Feb. 6 in American
177 Independence of United States
recognized by France.
1832 General John Brown Gordon,
noted Confederate soldier. United
States senator from Georgia and
ex governor of that state, born; died
18C- apt ure f Fort Henry. Tenos
aee, by the United Stales navy.
1907 Rear Admiral Allert KauU, XX
8. .V, retired, ve'erau of the
war. died; born 1S''J
1912-General J. B. Weaver, congress
man aud presidential candidate In
imt and In Ib'M, died; bora 1833.