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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUSL WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 1913.
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Wednesday, May 7, 1913.
Uncle San recomlies China and
is still on speaking terms with Japan.
Now they accuse Governor Hiram
Johnson of patting the yell In the
Evidently President Wilson is pro
gressive enough to salt the progres
sive Chicago Tribune.
A Minneapolis pastor says there are
five ways to live without work but
they ail lead to prison and unhappl
In New York the 20,000 orderly wom
en, who marched or the suffraget
cause, received the respect which or
derly people axe entitled to.
Considering that all Montenegro
has less than a quarter of a million
people. King Nicholas has put all Eu
rope through its paces pretty welL
The democrats who rejected John
Mitchell, In the New York senate, are
hearing from real democrats every
where. And what they hear is cot
One westers paper asks Its readers
to say In one guess whether Congress
man 61s son of Mississippi really wish
to fight the Japs or only to get into
Japan has learned to build modern
battleships for itself and orders them
at the rate of three a year. It Is for
congress to consider If the fact has
any special significance.
Where now is the prophet who pre
dicted that a great earthquake would
follow the recent flood? The careless
prophet forgets that It Is better to
prophecy after the event
Papers are full with more gush
about Harry Thaw, his ex-wife and
their alleged child. Why give such
stuff newspaper prominence, when
even Roosevelt has lost his foothold
on the first page?
Albania Is overrun by bandits be
fore it ran be organised as a new
state and the Turks are slow to let
go. The natives must feel that six
great powers are insufficient to handle
the cae successfully.
A dispatch from Japan says that
three new dreadnaughta of 30.000
tons each will be authorized at once
by the Japanese government. Peace
congresses must admit that there is
more armament, not less
A woman in Boston was so over
come by her first view of cubist art
that flu fell against a priceless mar
ble bust ard "busted" the bust. This
is the ft rat Intimation we have had
that the new art is" to be taken ser
iously. Four Fort Worth reporters, all rrp
l er.eut iif diflcrent papris, er t to
jali rather than divulge the ncurce if
ii.formstlon in a news story. The
court failing to move their son.--e of
honor lrorceruted them for oou'.e:npt
--and they took thHr medicine. They
ere a c:ed:t to their profession.
A southern manufacturer who has
enjoyed a high df-pree of tariff bounty,
hlch is about to be wrested from j
him by the Underwood bill, has come ,
out strongly la favor of brand new !
parties, lie contend that uwlug to
old prejudices, tlio republican party j
an never hope to carry the south and
the only salvation for the country lies i
in the organisation of two parties out I
of member of the old. and the nam- j
i;g of them radical and conservative. !
This is an eipected suggestion f'oni !
the standpoint of the protected gentle
juan, but as recent elections show
him to be In hopeless minority, it Is
difficult to see how he Is going to
stage the revolution.
THE COST OP A MINE DISASTER
The explosion of gas In the Cincin
nati mine near FinleyviUe, last week,
created SI widows and 131 orphans.
To the extent that the husbands and
fathers were their source of support
and beyond the limit to which these
dependents may now become self-sup-
. porting, society, through some form
nt rhuritv mmt tili rarp of them.
The burden of caring for those
whom industrial accidents deprive of
their normal support cannot be avoid
ed by society, whether it is assessed
through private alms organisations or
by public relief. Society must pay,
ultimately, and this Is the foundation
threry of compensation laws, worked
c-: along the principle that each in-
(I us try ought to care for its own de-j
The lire of 2,350 workers were i
lost in the coal mines of the United !
States during the calendar year 1912,
and, although there is meagre satis
faction that this was a low record
in actual numbers or in percentage in
recent years, it was too many.
It is pitiable to admit, but when in
addition to the gruesome fact of 2,360
llres snuffed out there is to be faced
also the tangible fact that compen
sation for these lives is to be said by
tiie industry in dollars and cents, and j
tirovlsifir la tn h marlp fnr the con- t
tlnulng support over a period of years I
of non-earning dependents of these
victims, the waste of life in unprotect
ed mining may be more distinctly ap
preciated. OOVKHNOR PATItICK HENRY.
It is a fact well attested in history
that Patrick Henry, the orator and
statesman of revolutionary fame, was
the ,first governor of the territory
which now comprises the state of Illi
nois. Aj first governor of the free
commonwealth of Virginia, his juris
diction covered the territory extend
ing from the Atlantic ocean to the
Mississippi river, now embracing the ;
stales of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and
the states of Virginia and West Vir
ginia. This fact was not given the promi
nence it deserved, if It was considered
at all, until recently, when a portrait
of Patrick Henry was placed among
the portraits of his successors in the
state capitol at Springfield.
The credit for the proper recogni
tion of the connection of the great
Virginia orator and . statesman with
Illinois, Is due largely to the interest
taken In Patrick Henry's life and
work by Father P. J. O'Reilly, rector
of St Joseph's church In that city,
who as a student of American his
tory, became Interested in the great
Virginia governor, and became his en
thusiastic admirer and the students of
St- Joseph's parochial school In Spring
field In selecting a figure for the statue
to be placed In a niche provided for
a statue on the front of their new
school building, chose Patrick Henry
for that honor. A fine statue of the
first governor of what is now Illinois
will therefore be placed In this niche
In the not distant future.
Progressive Wing to Meet in
Chicago Next Monday to
Washington, D. C, May 7. Reorgan
ization of the republican party under
the direction of the progressive re
publicans is expected to follow a con
ference, to take place In Chicago next
The man responsible for the con
ference is Senator Cummins of Iowa,
w ho was a candidate for the preslden -
tial nomination before the republican
convention last June.
xThe Iowa senator proposed in No
vember that a party convention be
held next tall for the purpose of re
moving the evils of party control to
which the voters offered such emphat
Among these was the reduction of
southern representation in the quad
rennial conventions and the recogni
tion of the right of the people of the
states to elect delegates in the man
ner they choose.
The Cummins proposal appealed to
men like Senators Hoot, Crane, pen -
rose and others, who recoKnized that
j jf ti,e republican party were to ex-
1st some concessions to the people
would have to be made. But they
wanted reorpanization with their con- j Pledged their assistance in a nation
tinu.'d ,ntrol, a condition which Sen-' wiue movement to bring this about,
ator Cumminb and those of the same ! :IJr- Claxton points out how far we
view appreciated wouid not meet with'are 'n country from approximat-
- public approval.
! So Senator Cuwmias has ' devised
I the scheme of a conference, to be
; attended only by progressive repub-
licans, men like himself, and his col
leagues, Kenyon of Iowa, Borah of
IS NOT ANXIOUS TO
LIVE IN WASHINGTON
Mrs. William B. Wilson.
Mrs. William Bauchop Wilson, wife
of the secretary of labor in the presi
dent's cabinet, is not anxious to live
, in Washington.
After spending sev
eral days tK.ere recently she returned
!(1 thf Wiiinn linno pt Rlnuhnrir
declaring she wouid not return to
Washington before next fall, at least.
Her eldest daughter. Miss Agnes Wil
son, is acting as hostess for her fath -
Wilsons have nine children.
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The Genial Cynic
BY TTttT.T.s GEJLNT MTTJ.'K'R '
An athletic authority says that 35 is the maximum age for a good athlete.
Perhaps most people have noticed that profession
al athletes wear themselves out young. Prise-fighters,
sprinters and circus pertormers quit in early prime.
But are these the real athletes?
How much more true an athlete is the well-preserved
farmer who, at 65, can pitch as much hay as
his sen or grandson!
The best athleticism is that which holds through
the ripe years and enables a man to sit on his horse
as erectly at 60 as at 20.
The kind of athleticism that fails at 35 is the wrong
kind of athleticism. It is the tense, violent, virtuoso
sort of skill is mere spectacular accomplishment
The proof of real athleticism is health and activity In old age. Happy
and healthful old age Is the final proof of right living.
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
COVGRE3FMAX FROM THE FOCTt
(Special Correspondence of Tte Argua.)
Washington, D. C, May 6. In his
-masterly speech in introducing the
tariff bill in the house, Oscar Under
wood, chairman of
the ways and
showed the im
possibility of the
ever becoming a
great factor in
foreign trade so
long as her indus
tries exist behind
the artificial wall
of a prohibitive
Foreign trade is
an essential if
prosperity is to be
handed down to
tions. The Indus
tries of this coun
try have grown to
an extent where
the population, numerous as it is, can
no longer consume the whole of their
production. There is a growing sur-1
plus which must be sold in foreign
countries if our industries are to ex
ist Statesmen of both the leading po
litical parties recognize this funda
mental economic fact and the broad
est statesmanship of both parties is
directing its thought to the extension
of American trade abroad.
The republican party, while in pow
er, attempted a false stimulation of
foreign trade a forced, hot-house
growth, based upon the coercive meth
ods of republican "dollar diplomacy."
The democratic party believes in a
normal, healthy expansion of trade,
and Mr. Underwood shewed how
such a growth is 'impossible for in
dustries protected by a prohibitive
A result of past methods of extend
1 i,lg foreign trade is the commercial
custom known as "dumping." This
For Nine Months of
"We ought to have nine months of
free schooling for every child in the
rural districts." says Dr. P. P. Claxton,
United States commissioner of educa
tion. In a letter to the superintend
ents of public instruction in the varl-
! ous states. Dr. Claxton calls attention
to ,-ne present short rural term and
,mae8 earnest plea ror a campaign
! te state officers to bring the
school term for country schools up to
K08-1 for citv schools. Many of the
state superintendents have already
jing at present even the lowest mini-jmonths (eight temporarily); a mini-
mum he names a school term of 160 mum qualification for rural teachers
days. The average length of the rural: of four years of high school atd not
j school term is only 138 days, or a litUe
less than seven months, while for the.mal school education and good lira-
cities it is 181 days, or more than nine
months. Only two states, Connecti
cut &nd Rhode Island, have school
terms exceeding nine months In rural
districts. Eleven others have country
school terms of between eight and
nine months. They are: California,
lowa. ilictiiiian, .Maryland, Kansas. IS e-
braska, New Jersey, New York, South
Dakota, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Many states are considerably below
the seven months' average. In a sum-
ber of them the country schools keep
open for only six months; Florida and
Idaho, Crawford of South Dakota, and
LaFollette of Wisconsin.
It is not at all certain that La Fol
lette will go to Chicago. He takes
the view that the time is Inopportune
and that the proposed convention
should not be held until next year,
As a matter of fact, there seems to
be some personal politics entering in-
I to the arrangements for the confer -
It Is the general impression here .the men in control to give their ssnc
that Senator La FoIIette will be a I tion to the Dlan of reorganization.
candidate for the republican nomina-
lion ior tne presidency m tie
was a candidate last year and he
became angry at Colonel Roosevelt for
not supporting him in his ambition
and irritated at Senator Cummins Be
cause the latter also decided to throw
his hat in the ring.
If Senator Cummins should be re
elected to the United States senate
next year, undoubtedly he will be a
formidable candidate for the republi
can nomination, and the chances are
fh fcA tt-onM hi .ri-nnror fnl.
i - r-.
lowing uia uie Wisconsin man. it
Senator Cummins should be defeated
- 1 probably he would not be a promi-
1 nent figure in the nomination race.
i national committee, who by reason of
consists In selling abroad surplus
products at prices lower than in the
home market The manufacturer sells
to the American consumer at prices
so high that his surplus has virtually
cost him nothing. The American con
sumer has paid enough for a portion
of the product to balance the cost of
the entire output and often with a
The manufacturer then proceeds to
"damp" these goods in the foreign
markets. Whatever he can get for
them over and above his ocean freight
charges and selling expense is clear
profit This explains why the steel
trust sells steel rails in England for
less than the American price, and why
you can buy an American watch at
retail in London cheaper than a New
York dealer can buy it at the factory.
Under the Underwood tariff the
practice of "dumping" will be abol
ished, because the manufacturer can
no longer maintain the high prices he
has been mulcting the American con
sumer. However, it is chi?fly by "dump
ing" that American manufacturers
are now able to compete with their
British and German rivals in free
European markets. Freed by foreign
competition at home by protection, in
efficiency has crept into American
factories. Obsolete methods are in
use. And as a result the foreign
manufacturers can outsell the Ameri
can. lew tariff will put our Industries
on their mettle to improve their effi
ciency. And this will be the healthy
basis on which our future trade ex
pansion will be built
Oscar Underwood struck a high
point in his speech when he exclaim
ed: "It is this increased cost of produc
tion that has chained American In
dustries to our shores and prevented
them from going out among the na
tions of the earth to spread the goods
and wares of American enterprise in
foreign markets and to -secure the
fruits of American labor and Ameri
can enterprise to the people of our
Schooling in Country
Arkansas keep their schools in rural i
districts open for five months; while!
North Carolina, Soutn Carolina and .
Aew Mexico have apparently been pro- j
viding their country children with
barely four months and a half of
schooling every year.
Nearly all the city schools, the com
missioner shows, already have nine-
months' terms, 10 days or more, with ;
well trained teachers, and there is no J
reason, he declares, why the country
children should not have as many days i
of schooling and as good teachers as
boys and girls in the city. Dr. Clax
tpn asks a minimum Echool term for ,
the rural districts of eight or nine
less than fvo years of college or nor
rics for all rural schools. ''With
th''se." he says, "should go an effort
to adjust the work of the rural schools
more closely io she needs of .-cuntry
A number o' the ptates w1li erort
rurai terms nre -t ? splnl;n if-
forts to trit.; t. country i-chools in
to the siania.-l of their city shim's.
in length of term and other essentials.
Dr. Claxton Relieves that all the sta.es
will be aided by a concerted movement
.for better rural schools throughout
his service as secretary to the presi
dent during the last administration,
is regarded as closely identified with
the Taft wing of the party, will not
participate in the conference at Chi-
tcago, but it is through the national
j republican committee that the call for
the proposed convention must be is-
. Failure to recoenixe the committee
j would mean naturally the refusal of
This would leave the party as divided
as It is at the present time.
It is expected that the decision not
to invite conservatives to the Chi
cago conference will Irritate the lat
ter and cause them to look askance
upon any resolutions it may adopt
Senator Cummins will arrive In Chi
Washington The District of Colum
bia Court Of aDDeals declined to re
ceive a petition from 100 women ask-
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" 'ij caccuuoq or spnipnr
upon ratnanicl Green, a nerrn who I
! last Christmas criminally assaulted a i
wtite woman. The court held it inii
consider nothing outside of the record
Ui hnaa held up on technic&iiti. i
Most men would sladly take his place
And shoulder all hin obligations.
Though there are lines upon his face
And he has few and brief vacations;
Most men would gladly, if they might.
Be where he Is and have his money;
But nothing fills him with dehsht.
To him there's nothing that Is funny.
His look is solemn, in his eyes
There never lurks a merry twinkle;
Among his lines of care there lies
Not even one mirth-given wrinkle;
"With sober looks he goes, his way.
By one grim purpose animated
From him, hard-featured, bent and gray.
No jest has ever emanated.
Tet thers are men who watch him paaa,
Permitting envy to possess them
Men who are hated by no class.
And who have few ills to distress them
Men who sometimes forget a while
That only money Is worth getting.
"Who watch the nimble clown, and smile.
Too glad to waste the moment fretting.
His wealth Is great, his station high.
But. by one purpose driven dally,
He has no time to ever try
To let hla solemn tones ring gayly;
Tet there are men who envy him
Who, even while he plies up money,
Remains hard-featured and as prim
As death and Just about as funny.
Consulting His Taste.
"Mary." said Mrs. Willikins, "did
the lamb chops and the beefsteak I ;
ordered for breakfast come all right?" j
"Yes. ma'am," the girl replied. j
"And did the boy fill that order for
sausage that 1 gave yesterday?"
"We have ham and eggs in the
house, too, haven't we?"
"Yes, ma'am." n
"And bacon V
"Let me see. Yes, Mr. WlHlktns
will sigh for a good old-fashicced
mess of mackerel tomorrow morning.
That's the only thing I couldn't think
..go.. the lawyer said,' "you wish to
break your falher-8 wilI? that's the
matter Wjtn it?"
Well, he left nearly half of his for-
tune to colleges and charitable Insti
tutions." "H'm. Did he ever show any evi
dence of being weak-minded?"
"He was accepted as a juror in a
murder trial once."
"Oh, this'll be dead easy!"
Willing to Try.
"The man who marries my daugh
ter." said the old gcrtleman. "must !
demonstrate before he receives my ;
consent that he can earn his own liv- i
"All right," the boy replied, "just
ma He me vice-president of your oo'ii- ;
pany for a little while, and Ml show
His Elegant Language.
"How careful that Mr. Plimley Is
about h'is language. He seems to he
so anxious always for fear he may not
use the right word or give his a's
snd r's the proper sound."
"Yes, he is very fastidious In that
way. He even pronounces it 'catapil
low.' " '
"Have you ever played
she asked. . j
"No." he replied, "but when I was a '
cowboy I was once run over by a herd
of Etampeded Bteers."
Odds Agsir.Et Him.
The bravest man may be the one
Who is always telling what
Blood-curdling wonders he has done.
But tbe chances are he's not.
The Way Up.
Life's path has many a h'dden pit
And many steps and bowlders.
And they fall hardest there who sit
; On other people's shoulders
Pa's Idea of It.
"Pa. what's 'a barren ideality?" "
"A drink of water the next morning
! after a fellow has been at a staj dia
fTAfr'a viiiir .i: -ffiti' nlorif- fitnc
. J ... .. ....
, W piaiMim ow lur .
"Building up n gd practice?" .
"Yes. indeed lie's only been prac-
4Wn- r4f- h 1 1 !-., fllroflYp rrfxt nnD
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on tbe 10th of every month." Detroit
The Daily Story
A STRANGE CASE B7 ALLAN G. LAMOND.
Copynrnted. 11S. y Associated Literary Bureau.
I read recently In a newspaper an I
iteni-, which reminded me of an ex-
perience of my own that occurred j
years ago when I was a young man.
The item stated that when one of a i
pair of twins was ill the other, no mat
ter bow far apart they were, was ill
also. That there are stroug bonds
between children born of the same
mother and at the same birth is a well
known fact hnt I bad not heard be-
fore this that they suffered or were
benefited alike as If they were the
i same person.
I was one night sleeping comfortably
In my bed when I awoke oppressed
with a sense of danger. 1 fancied i
could hear men running over my bead.
but their footsteps did not sound as if
I they were confined In the room above
! me. for I could bear them coming from
a distance. They sounded very loud
when directly over my bead and died
away rapidly as they receded. 1 Ms-
) tened for something more and present
j ly heard confused sounds, as though
j something had happeued and persons
were calling 'to each other. Then I.
! heard a rapid succession of what -I
i took for orders and persons hastening
I to obey them. La9tly I smelled smoke,
j I sprang out of bed. ran to the xvin-
dow and looked out. A'l was still in
i the street below. I wont to the door,
opened it and listened. There was
i not a sound. 1 heard a clock ticking
! in the hall below, and the beats of the
pendulum were loud in fhe prevailing
j silence. Nevertheless I smelted smoke.
I determined to go downstairs and up
; stairs, find out about it and awaken
j the others In the house If there was
i I went downstairs, keeping my eyes
I open for a light passed through living
and dining room into the kitchen and.
"I StTSPECTED THAT HE W'AS A BOUT TO
HAVE ME SENT TO A SA.V1TAKIUM."
finding no trace of fire, went down into
the furnace room, sure that 1 should
find the trouble there. The furnace
was properly arranged for the night,
and, though I examined every point
liable to danger, I found nothing
wrong. Fancying the trouble might be
above the door on which I slept. I rati
back upstairs to the attic. But, though
I looked everywhere, continually sitiff
ing the air in this and that corner, 1
found uo fire. And yet I could not get
rid of the odor of something burning.
I went back to my room and to bed,
leaving the door open so that if fire
were smoldering nuywhere 1 would
know it us soon as it broke out. The
clock in the hall Ik-Iow gave a single
stroke, and I knew it was 1 o'clock.
It must have been half past Vi when
I awoke, for I had been half an hour
making my search. I did not go to
sleep again that night, for whenever
I was In that Intermediate state be
tween consciousness and sleep I heard
again those confused sounds of per
sons hurryjng and working us If to
prevent some calamity. This would
rouse uie. and when morning came t
had not slept slnee my awakeuin.
All day 1 was depressed with a
K?nse of danger. Now and again the
odor of smoke would come back to
tne. siiu-.et imes faintly, sometimes very
perceptibly. I was constantly start
ing, thinking that the building I was
iu-and I w as iu a number ddriug the
day was on tire. This feeding was en
hanced by a fancy that 1 beard the I
throb of pumping machinery. It seem-
ed that the lire, if it were a fire, bad j
sprung from no incipient blaze to a '
tin me and that It waa being delugei j
with wster. , i
Fires u.siiully burd out or are eitln-I
guished within a few minutes or
i few hours, or at most half a day. But !
; my lire of sensation I can think of !
r.o better words to describe It waa j
I burning on when I went to bJ that !
niht. True, the odor was Cot so
; uiuii thut of live as of dead Kiuoke or :
smoke coming from wet. charred sub- j
(stances. I?ut the throbbing continued
without intermission. Vet the feeling
f curri- vpluo p an wtlUfl tlmi.wii
of worry gradually subtitled, though i
every now and agnin 1 seemed to pet
' a puff of smoke and smell live (ire
Then I wouid feel a horrible drend for
a while, which would gradually again
Th'.se coiidiUofMi continued with me
fi,r wthhI lavs T''-; nleht I
was awakened ty a toua chock at my
door. 1 sprang out of bed, sure that
at last the house was really burning,
aiid, throwing open the "door, asked
what was the matter. To my aston
ishment 1 received tio reply. Thinking
that some one bad awakened me. tbeu
gone to awaken others in the bouse, 1
listened for more sound.
All was perfectly still, save for tbe
tickiug of tbo clock iu the bail below.
TruuUing. 1 went back to bed, but aot
to sleep. Fire and suioke appeared iu
surround me. and it sveiued that peo-
j pie were crowding oue another to es
aie from it. 1 couid uui shake otf
the sensation mat I. too. was Hying
from fire, which grew hotter and hot
ter. the smoke denser and denser.
And now 1 was rising and falling
and swaying from side to side. My
bed wss really stationary, but to me
It was in constant motion. Yet it bad
oue beneficial effect upon me It rock
ed me to sleep. During the whole of
this period since I bad first been awek
ened by running footsteps over my
head 1 had slept but little, and now
1 could not keep awake. I slept till
afternoon the next day. and when I
awoke I felt' much refreshed. The sir
was for the first time free from tbe
odor of smoke. Not even was there a
trace in it of partly burned substances.
The sense of danger I had so long felt
had left me entirely. In short. 1 had
returned to a normal condition.
This immunity from trouble remain
ed with me but a sbcrt time; then the
trouble returned, though it came In an
entirely different form. . In the early "
morning I awoke with a cry, believing
that some one had dashed cold water
over me. It was light, and. though I
could see plainly, no one was in my
room, and I was perfectly dry. But
there was a vague sense of struggling.
I seemed to rise and fall, to be thrown
hither and thither, as If In a surging
crowd. Tbeu I sbegan to feel languid,
and all sensation except a normal one
This was tbe last of these singular
Impressions. For some time I dreaded
that they would return, but after
awhile I regained confidence and ceas
ed to fenr them. During tbe time 1
suffered from them I told no one ex
cept my physician. He listened to my
acconnt of my symptoms, as be called
them, with great attention and Inter
est, but I knew be did not understand
them. He evidently considered that I
was suffering from some mental dis
order. Finally I suspected that he was
about to have me sent to a sanitarium.
This was about the time that my fire
dread left me. and it altered bis plans
for me. When tbe trouble returned in
another form I refrained from letting
him know about it. I have since real
izedIndeed, learned from him that I
narrowly escaped beiug shut up.
It was about two months after my
last singular sensation that my brother
Jim. who bad been a year in South
America, one morning walked Into my
place of business. He had been drift
ing a great deal and during his wan
derings had goue by sen clean around
the continent from Colon to Panama.
He told me the remarkable experience
be bad bad on the voyage, which natu
rally astonished me.
"I was awakened one night," be
said, "by men running forward over
my stateroom and. bearing a turmoil,
got up. dressed myself and went on
deck. I found, to my horror, that tbe
sbip was on fire. Tbe captain cwdered
the batches over that part buuened
down and through holes only large
enough to admit hose pumped In a
stream of water. By this means be
kept the (ire under, though we all
dreaded that it would get abend of us.
We were steaming northward, not far
from the coast, and there wss no
barlwr near. The captain was con
fident that be could keep tbe fire un
der till we reached a convenient port
and allayed tbe fear of us all as far
as he could. Nevertheless we felt tbst
we were liable to be placed between
death by tire und death by drowning
at any moment. 1
"The fire waa kept under for several
days. Finally, just before dawn one
morning, while I was asleep In my
berth, there came a loud rap at my
door. I knew very well it meant that
the fire had got uheud of the efforts
of the crew to keep It under, and,
dressing myself hastily. I ran up on
deck. 1 found tbe crew getting out
the boats and saw flames bursting
from the forecastle. A rush for each
liont was made as it was lowered, but
thin was needless, for there was room
for all. We were but n few miles
from shore, with a strong west wind
blowing onS no landing. We were
obliged to go on to a beach, and nearly
all the boats were capsized. The boat
I was In was overturned about a hun
dred yards from the shore, and for a
long while I wns driven In. then pulled
out by tbe waves. At Inst I lost con
sciousness and on leing thrown on the
satin was nrawn from ttie next wave
j ,y one of the c rew n ho hnd got ashore
safely. I wus soon revived and felt
as well ss ever."
I compared the dates embracing my
singular sensations with Jim's experi
ences on tbe burning ship and found
that they coincided exactly. And when
we fimired the difference of longitude
oetween the enstern const of North
America snd the western coast of
South America we found that even the
b'jiir of my first sensation and the !e
ginnlng of bis experience were the
Jim's re-ltal told me to my own sat-Isf.-iction
that I hnd passed through
what he hnd passed through, though
only the sniient features. And this
! brluK me ,)nolc f0 ,he ew
t I "
I mentioned at the beginning of my
story, stating that when one of a pair
of twins la ill the other Is 111. I found
It s confirmation of my own esse or ray
own case Its confirmation, for Jim and
I are twin. ,
May 7 in American
lb' 'JDomss Hggleston, who win
bora In tbe second year of inde
pendence, died at flriffinsvllle, W.
Va.. nged HI yenrs.
ISM Fro nee Ellzaltb Barrow,
"Aunt Fanny." popular writer for
children, died: born 1812.
101' Thomas Bjmes. former superin
tendent of New York police, trtutwn
throughout the country as Inspec
to. Byrnes, died; born 1832.