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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, JUNE IS, 1913.
Published dally at 1!4 Second are
nu, Rock Island. 111. (Entered at the
pcstotnc aa second-class matter.)
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Wednesday, June 18, 1913.
"Keeping the resources liquid is the
modern policy." Especially during the
"Love conquers all things," said
VirgiL But he forgot the tight shoe
with a corn Inside it.
A returned traveler says that New
York is a tonic. But some tonics
leave a bad after-effect
Don't forget that June, besides be
ing the month of bride roses, is also
the month of bachelor buttons.
The insanity plea in New York,
again. A Justice of its supreme court.
accused of graft, declares that his
accuser la crazy.
"Alfred Noyes, the English poet, is
suffering from nervous breakdown."
Perhaps ha fears that laureate thing
will get him.
If the senate succeeds in its inves
tigation of the lobby, it will be able
to get out a "Who's Who" for Wash
legion which will be of some rare use
If England wants a poet laureate
who can do Justice to the militant
suffragists, why doesn't it turn Rud
ward Kipling loose on the Job?
Truman C. Palmer, secretary and
treasurer of the Vnrd States Beet
Sugar Industry association, testifying
in the lobby Investigation, swore tha
th association sent out 30,000 copies
of a speech delivered by former Rep
resentative Pickett of tjie Third Iowa
diftrict In support of the duty on
sugar. Mr. Pickett was surely sweet
on sugar and sugar was surely sweet
on Mr. Pickett.
EXTENDING THE CITY LIMITS.
It Is up tp the people of Rock Island
Jo say next Tuesday whether they
want the city to grow. It is up to them
to indicate by their ballots whether
they desire an expans'on of municipal
territory and a decided increase In the
The public spirited citizens of a sec
tion of what is now South Rock Island
have petitioned to come in. It is for
the people of Rock Island to extend
the giad band by their ballots and by
their subsequent, acts.
There la no doubt if the merger so
contemplated takes effect and the city
' of Rock Island trrats those in the ter
ritory to be Joined rightly and extend
to t.hcm the privileges and conveni
ences cf the city, it will not be long
until other sections of the South Rock
Island territory will petition to come
In, and so it will go until all the land
between the eastern boundary of South
Rock iBland to the Mississippi and as
far out as Rock river will come in and
be a part of Rock Island proper.
This will Insure a much greater city
In all respects and will prove an in
centive to bigger things In municipal
growth and substantial betterment
r.tlTKU I'NDKR ONE FLAG.
It is a great Joy to finally realize
bow completely have lines dividing
north and south been erased. The per
feet union is now realized. Every day
brings new and conclusive proof of
What a waving cf the bloody shirt
there; would have been if, 20 years
ago, many of the important chairman
hips In the lower house of congress
had been given to southerners. But
tow "the announcement of the house
commit tee. lists, turning over the or
ganization of that body to a consider
able extent to representatives of the
southern ,and border states, has fail
ed to bring forth a single protest or
The. north has changed and the
fcouthhas changed. In a few days the
Veterans of the union and confederate
armies w ill 'meet and shake hands
across -what Is left of the trenches on
the field of Gettysburg.
The quiet acceptance by the coun
try; of southern supremacy in Wash
ington' was the last thing needed to
demonstrate the fact that the wounds
Inflicted by the terrible struggle of the
'CO's hare almost entirely hea'.ed.
POLITICS XS TIGHT' MONEY.
Maybe there Is bo politics in Wall
:'. It may be something deeper than
Jrolitica. and that may be privilege.
On the day Secretary of the Treas
ury McAdoo called the attention of the
country to bis ability to issue $50-0,000.--100
of emergency currency notes, one
"Wall street money trust bank had
?8.0O0.000 beyond legal reserve re
lulrements piled up In its vaults.
Just why this bank had these ma
Sons withdrawn from circulation af
fords interesting grounds for specula
tlon. Was It to have tie money when
the crop-moving demand is made?
Was it to bring about a condition of
stringency which would result first in
heavy declines in stock values, and
secondly in calling of loans and a fi
Let who can, answer.
It may throw 6ome light on the prob
lem that on the day following the Mc-
Adoo statement this bank entered Into
the market and discounted millions of
dollars of commercial paper at 6 per
On the theory that the bank boarded
the 128,000,000 in anticipation of a
financial stringency, or to precipitate
such a condition, one is moved to ad
miration anew of the secretary of the
treasury who was watching the bank's
surplus reserve pile up and not only
stepped it where it was, .but required
the bank to abandon its policy of
FORKS OF TREES.
They Stay Where They Develop and
Never Grow Any Higher.
Some people through careless ob
servation believe that the fork of a
forest tree will gradually grow higher
from the grouni if tney would In
vestigate it would be found that the
forks and "heads" of fruit trees are at
exactly the same point where they
were when first noted.
The state forester la Inspecting lo
cust nnd catalpa groves throughout
the state has found owners who have
not removed one part of the fork of
those trees that have formed forks
below the fencepost length, believing
that in years the fork would grow up
and a fencepost could be cnt below
the furk. This erroneous belief Is the
cause of so much of the delay and neg
lect of pruning la early life of street
and roadside trees.
It should be remembered that the
base of a fork or a branch of a tree
will always remain at the same dis
tance above the ground. The side
branches of some trees, seen as the
elm, usually continue to grow upward,
while those of other trees, such as the
maples. Incline upward when young.
and as the tree grows older the weight
of the branches gradually brings it to
the horizontal. The latter often makes
the removal of large branches neces
sury, which cot only spoils the sym
metry of the tree, but usually starts
decay, which soon kills the tree. In
te Wide, Wide World.
"It's awful how easy some folks get
weighted down with a new expert
ence," begun the postmaster of Wo-
brook In the Hills, with a significant
glance at "Boosey" Frazer's bowed
form In the Concord wagon at the door.
"That's what bent bim over like that
Ves," after a glance of Interrogation
from the only listener who was really
listening. "He began to bow over
Boon's be realized the size of this globe
of ours. Tou see, from one of the
northern counties up 'hove here Boos
ey went all the way to the state capi
tal. When he come buck he looked
solemn with the weight o' what he'd
" I tell you what," be says to us right
here, scarcely speakin' above a whis
per, 'if the world's as big t'other way
as 'tis this it's a whopperl' " Youth's
The Modern Ritual.
Mr. Meekly Then you would have
the "obey" omitted from the marriage
service? Miss Strongmlnd Not nt all;
merely transferred so that the man
will say it Boston Transcript
BIG MEN TO SPEAK AT HYGIENE CONGRESS
IN BUFFALO; CHILDREN'S HEALTH IS GOAL
V ? - Is
Top, Lather Galick (left) and Charles W. Eliot. Bottom, Dr. Thomas A.
. Storey a ad G. Barrett Rich, Jr. .
Buffalo, N. T June IS. School chil
dren will have their inning at Buffalo
the last we-?k in August, when there
will be held in this city the fourth In
ternational congress on school hy
giene. All the leading nations, every
state in the union, every college and
university of note In this country and
various other leading educational, sci-
entific, medical and hygienlo institu -
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNEE
Congressman from the Fourteenth District.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, D. C. June 16. Why
free sugar? Why has all of the bitter
ness of the tariff battle settled upon
this single com
modity, which is
one of the cheap-1
est of all - foods,
and which at cas
ual glance does
not seem to rank
high among- the
cane sugar produc
ers claim that free
sugar will wipe
out their Industry,
" whicli they claim
represents an in
vestment of $120,
000,000. Yet the admin
istration is going
through with its
free sugar tariff
bill, heedless cf
rich and powerful
the cries of the
The beet sugar prodjeers of the
United States have an investment of
about $61,000,000. according to the re
port of the Hardwlck committee which
investigated the American sugar in
dustry last year. The beet interests
are claiming irreparable damage to be
caused by free sugar. Both in Hawaii
and Porto Rico there are huge invest
ments in sugar production.
The Hawaiians, the Porto Ricans,
the domestic beet sugar producers and
the Louisiana interests are maintain
ing in "Washington the tariff lobby
against whose insiduous activities
Prasident Woodrow Wilson recently
so Justly complained. These lobbyists
contend that free sugar means ruin
for the American sugar industry. And
yet the democratic tariff makers are
not halted. Why?
There is a basic principle underly-
ing the democratic determination to
remove the tax from sugar. The ordi
nary man does not understand the
question at all clearly. The sugar ques
tion has seldom been plainly stated to
the average citizen. Yet, when the
conditions under which sugar is now
The following tribute to the cow is
from a toast written by the late H. C.
Adams for the Breeder's Gasstte 17
years ago. Mr. Adams was then state
dairy commissioner of Wisconsin:
"The civilized world pays tribute to
the cow. She is the one thing that
man can always get something out of.
She is one of the few stock concerns
of the country that the bondholders
have little chance to milk.
"She runs a business college and
teaches men to keep accounts and fig
ure profit and loss. She is the sym
bol of contentment, the one thins
needful in American life.
"She is life itself to countless chil
dren stranded upon the barren bos
oms and li .ow hearts of degenerate
"Shi comes in at evening, bringing
with her the sweet breath of the
meadows, whose velvet turf and crim
tions and organizations will be repre
sented. It is the first congress of its
kind ever teld in this country.
Woodrow Wilson, as president of
the United States, has accepted the
honorary office of patron of the con
gress. The president of the congress
is Charles W. Eliot president emer-
i Itus of Harvard university. The vice
' president are Dr. William H. Welch,
produced are clearly understood, the
free sugar principle becomes as sim
ple as it is Just It then becomes as
tonishing that this country ever taxed
sugar. To protect this product is the
very opposite of common business
I Bhall, therefore, in two articles to
follow, explain the democratic free
sugar argument and the . effect free
sugar may be expected to have on the
different phases of the industry in
this country. In the first place, what
of the importance of sugar as food?
In a recent bulletin Issued by the
department of agriculture, sugar Is
given a place among the three or four
most Important foodstuffs, following
after meat and bread. In the human
diet it is the great energy producer.
And so it is the great food of the
workingman. Experiments have shown
that while large quantities of sugar
give dyspepsia to idlers and indoor
workers, it is readily digested by men
who do manual work, supplying them
with stores of physical energy.
Sugar as we know it, however, Is
a commodity of the last century. It
was formerly produced only in India,
and Europeans supposed it to be a
gum which exuded from trees. Culti
vation of sugar cane began in this
country in 1751, but only in the last
75 years has it come into general use.
The world production is now over
16,000,000 tons, of which over 4,000,000
tons, or 81 pounds per capita, are con
sumed annually in the United States.
In the latter part of the 18th century
a German chemist discovered that
sugar could be made from beets. This
was merely a scientific curiosity until
Napoleon, realizing the absurdity of
fighting England's army while France
was paying great annual sums to Brit
ish sugar producers, which money
England was using to equip new ar
mies and navies, by imperial edict es
tablished a large number of sugar
mills in France and ordered the
French peasants to produce all the
sugar consumed in the country.
This was the beginning of the beet
sugar industry, which ha3 thrived un
til njw beet sugar production nearly
equals that from cane. Sugar beet
growing began in the United States
in the late '90's.
son clover mingle their fragrance in
the dear old summer days.
"You lean over the fence as she
comes into the yard and stands quietly
chewing her cud in the afterglow of
the sunset which touches lightly the
hills, and suddenly you drop out of
yourself, your pains, your disappoint
ments, your hopes, your pride, and be
come a boy again, barefooted, with the
chores to do. You hear the Taint tinkle
of the cowbell upon a neighbor's farm
It is the keynote of memories of days
of steady work, of nights of rest, of
pleasure that had r.o sting, of a world
small but clean, with the light of heav
en upon it. It was a Simple, whole
some kind of a life, and in the pic
ture the cow, "the mother of men,"
was a central figure, and ahvay3,
whether dainty Jersey or lordly Short
horn, she brings back the golden days
1 of boyhood and girlhood."
the noted pathologist of Johns Hop
kins university, formerly president of
the American Medical association, and
Dr. Henry P. Walcott, president of the
recent international congress on hy
giene and demography and chairman
of the Massachusetts state board of
It is the aim of the organizing com
mittee to bring together at Buffalo a
record number of men and women in
terested in improving the health and
efficiency of school children. A pro
gram of papers and discussions is be
ing arranged, covering the entire field
of school hygiene. There will be sci
entific exhibits representing the best
that is being done in school hygiene
and also commercial exhibits of edu
Among the prominent men who will
take part in the conference are Dr.
Luther Gulick. well known author and
lecturer of New York city; G. Bar
rett Rich., Jr., scout commissioner ol
the city of Buffalo and chairman of
the city reception committee and Dr.
Thomas A. Storey, professor of hy
giene in the college of toe city of New
York and secretary general of the
Took Him Down.
A supercilious lawyer, cross exam
ining a young woman whose testi
mony was likely to result unfavorably
to bis client Inquired, "Ton are mar
ried. I believe?"
"Oh only about to be married?"
"Only wish to ber
"Really. I don't know. Would yon
advise such a step?"
"Oh. certainly! lama married man
"Is it possible? I never should have
thought it Is your wife deaf or
blind r St Louis Republic.
At a social gathering a litt'.e girl re
cited "The Charge of the Light Brl
rade.' Reaching the line "Into ths
Jaws of death, into the month of
ice paused and, looking around, added:
"Where pnpa told uncle to go lost
night" St Louis Post-Dispatch.
Jone James. I bcsTd you using pro
fanity to the horses this forenoon.
Coachman Nut sob: no. sub: '.' very
rarvful ob 3e horses, sub! I waj talk
In' to cay wife, suh: Kansas City Star
"He comes I" "He comes!" the people,
And autocrats In fclue
Wave back the crowds where men press
And boys go squirming through;
They cry. "He comes!" and distant drums
ulve time for marching rest
Behold the guards who lead the way
Come proudly down tha street.
Men stand upon their toes to set
And wave their hats In air
But what Is all this fuss to me.
And who Is passing there?
Erect and proud he views the crowd,
I cannot cheer htm, though.
As I could cheer the splendid, big
Drum major, long ago.
Here passes one whose fame has spread
Wherever men abide;
There's grandeur In his poise of head.
And In his breast Is pride;
But when, at last, the guards have pass
ed. Unthrllled, I turn away.
Forgetting that my gase has been
Upon the great today.
The years have robbed me' of a Joy
I'll ne'er regain, alas!
Oh for the ardor of the boy
Who sees the marchers pass!
Oh that I still might have the thrill
Which set my cheeks aglow
When glory centered In the btg
uTum major. long ago: ,
Insisted on That Much.
"Say, this is a rattling good chauf
feur you have."
"Oh, I don't like him very well. Ho
never would clean the car If I didn't
keep watching him all the while."
"This Is a rattling good road, isn't
"No; it's fairly good right here, but
it gets very bad a little farther on."
"It's a rattling fine day, isn't it?"
"I don't like it quite bo cool."
"This is a rattling fine car you
"I wish I could get rid of it. There
seems to be nearly always something
the matter with the thing."
"Well, the rattling's good, anyhow.
said the publish
er, "your novel
won't have much,
of a sale."
"I can't seo why
it shouldn't," re
plied the author.
"Well, if you in
sist on having the truth, it is too long
drawn out. The interest isn't sus
tained and it is very poorly written."
"But . my wife is going to sue me
for divorce in a week or two, and
there's likely to bo quite a scandal."
"Wait! I'll have a contract ready
for you to sign in Just a minute."
Too Much for Her.
"Poor lady," said the man who was
looking at the stock of patients in the
Incurable ward, "what a pity that one
so young and so beautiful should have
to be shut up here. What caused her
reason to topple from its throne?"
"Her hu6band became a vegetarian,"
replied the attendant, "and she went
crazy trying to find things that he
"I'm afraid these shoes will not be
big enough for me," said the lady
customer, after she had with much
difficulty and considerable help suc
ceeded in getting one of then jn.
"But see how nicely they show off
your beautiful arched Instep," said
"Ah! It feels perfectly comfortable
now. You Bay send them oat,
Respect for the Aged.
"What's the matter. Miss Darling
ton?" asked the village wag. "Yon
never laugh at any of my Jokes."
"I have been taught never to laugh
at the old and decrepit"
It Seldom Happens.
It doesn't often happen that a" wom
an can increase her husband's esteem
or retain his love by reminding him
daily of sacrifices she made to be
come his wife.
First Employer How Ion? has Got
rox's boy worked In your ofiice? Sec
Cnfl Employer About half an bonr.
He has been with cs six months cow.
We can conquer nature only by obey
lnj ber. Bacon, i
The Daily Story
THE ROMANCE OF A BUSY BROKER BY O. HENRY.
Copyrlg-hted. 1913. by Associatel Literary Bureau.
That was the morning of the day
that Northern Pacific stock went t
1,000, or the day when Union Pacific
went down to 100, or some other day
when there was a cyclone In Wail
6treet that blew the roof off every
broker's ofiice. or blew bis head otf. or
blew out bi brains, or. at any rate,
turned him upside down or Inside out
or stood the brokers on their beads.
Pitcher, confidential clerk in the of
fice of Harvey Maxwell, broker, allow
ed a look of mild interest and surprise
to visit his usually expressionless
countenance when his employer brisk
ly entered at half past 0 in company
with his young Indy stenographer.
With a snappy "Good morning. Pitch
er," Maxwell dashed at bis desk as
though he were intending to leap over
it and then plunged into the great heap
of letters and telegrams waiting there
The young lady had been Maxwell's
stenographer for a year. She was
beautiful in a way that was decidedly
nnstenographlc. She forewent the
pomp of the alluring pompadour. She
wore no chains, bracelets or lockets.
She had not the air of being about to
accept an invitation to luncheon. Her
dress was gray and plain, but it fitted
her figure with fidelity and discretion.
In her neat black turban bat was the
gold-green wing of a macaw. On this
morning she was softly and shyly ra-
"I WANT YOU TO MARRT ME."
dlant Her eyes were drenmily bright
her cheeks geuuiue peachblow. ber ex
pression n happy one, tinged with
Pitcher, still mildly curious, noticed
a difference in her ways this morning.
Instead of going straight into the ad
joining room, where her desk was, she
lingered, slightly irresolute. In the out
er office. Once she moved over by
Maxwell's desk, near enough for him
to be awnre of ber presence.
She hesitated whether to speak to
the busy man at the desk or not At
one moment she looked nt him won
deriiiglr, at another as if she were
about to cry and nt another as if she
were trying to repress a laugh. Sev
eral times she started to speak to him
when she saw him about to make a
Jump from one matter to another, but
he invariably jumped before she could
get hiin. Then suddenly he seemed to
become awnre of her presence nnd
glanced up at her quickly.
The machine Kitting at that desk was
no longer a man. It was a busy New
York broker, moved by buzzing wheels
and uncoiling springs.
"Well, what Is it-nnythlng?"' asked
Maxwell sharply, nis opened mail lay
like a bank of stage snow on his crowd
ed desk. His keen gray eye. imper
sonal and brusque, flashed upon her
"Nothing." answered the stenogra
pher, moving nway with a little smile.
"Mr. Pitcher," she said to the confi
dential clerk, "did Mr. Maxwell say
anything yesterday aloiit engaging an
other stenographer V
"He did." answered Pitcher, "ne
told me to get auother one. 1 notified
the agency yesterday afternoon to
send over n few samples this morning.
It's 0:45 o'clock, and not a single pic
ture bat or piece of pineapple chewing
gum has shown up yet."
'I will do the work ns nsual. then."
saM the young lady, "until some one
comes t fill the-place." And she went
to her dt'f.k at once nnd hung the black
turban br.t with the gold green macaw
wing in its accustomed place.
He who has U-en. denied the specta
cle of n busy Manhattan broker during
a rush of business I handicapped for
the profession of anthropology. The
poet sings of the "crowded hour of
glorious life." The broker's hour Is
not only crowded. Imt the inlnntes and
second are hnnclng to all the straps
nnd packlu? both front and rear plat
forms. And this day was narvey Maxwell' j
busy day. The ticker began to reel i
out jerkily its fitful coiis of tape. Thu:
desk telephone had a chronic attack ;
of buzzing. Men began to throng Into
the office and call at bim over tbe rail
ing. Jovially, sharply, viciously, excit
edly. Messenger boys ran in and out
with messages and telegrams. The
clerks in the office jumped about like
sailors during a storm. Even Pitcher's
face relaxed into something resent
On the exchange there were hurri
canes and landslides and snowstorms
and glaciers nnd volcanoes, and tbo '
elemental disturbances were reproduc-!
ed in miniature In the broker's offices
Maxwell. shored bis chair against thai
wail and transacted business aftei
the manner of a toe dancer. He jump
ed from ticker to phone, from desk t
door, with the trained agility of a bar
In tbe midst of this growing and Im
portant stress the broker became sud
denly aware of n high rolled fringe o:
golden bair under a nodding canopy o;
velvet and ostrich tips, an imitatioi
sealskin sack and a string of bead)
os large as hickory nuts, ending nea;
the floor with a silver heart Then
was a self possessed youug Indy con
nected with these accessories, one
Pitcher was there to construe her.
"Lady from the stenographers' agen
cy to see about the position," sal
Maxwell tnrned half nround, wltl
his bands full of papers and ticket
"What position?" he asked with i
"Position of stenographer." sak
Pitcher. "Ton told me yesterday t
call them up and have one sent ove:
"Yon are losing your'-mind, Pitcher,
said Maxwell. "Why should I hart
given yon any such instructions? Misi
Lesllo has given perfect satlsfactloi
during the year she has been here. Th
place ls.hers as long as she chooses ti
retain It. There's no place 'open here
madam. Countermand that order witl
the agency, j Pitcher, and don't brim
any more of 'em in here." - .
The silver heart left the office, awing
ing and banging Itself independent!
against the office furniture as it Indlg
nantly departed. Pitcher seized a mo
mcnt to remark to tbe bookkeeper thai
the "old man" seemed to get more ab
sent minded and forgetful ; every daj
of the world. -- -
The rush and pace of business grew
fiercer and faster. On the floor they
were pounding half a dozen stocks In
which Maxwell's customers wert
heavy Investors. Orders to buy and
sell were coming and going as swift
as tbe flight of swallows. Some of his
own holdings were Imperiled, and th
man was working like some high gear
ed, delicate, strong machine strung to
full tension, going at full speed, ac
curate, never hesitating, with the prop
er word and decision and act ready
and prompt as clockwork. Stocks and
bonds, loans and. mortgages, margins
and securities here was a world of
finance, and there was no room In II
for the human world or the world ol
nature. .i.v .' ....
When the luncheon hour drew neat
there came a slight lull in the uproar.
Maxwell stood by bis desk with bis
hands full of telegrams and memoran
da) with n fountain pen over bis right
ear and bis hair hanging in disorderly
strings over his forehead. His window
was open, for the beloved jauitress
Spring bad turned on a little warmth
through fife --waking registers of the
And through tbe window came a
wandering perhaps a lost odor, a del
icate, sweet odor of lilac that fixed
the broker for a moment immovable,
for this odor belonged to Miss Leslie.
It was her own. and hers only.
The odor brought her vividly, almost
tangibly, before bim. The world of
finance dwindled suddenly to a speck.
And she was In the next room-twenty
"By George. I'll do It now!" snld
Maxwell, half nloud. "I'll ask her
now. 1 wonder I didn't do it long
He dashed Into the inner office with
the haste of a short trying to cover.
He charged upon the desk of the
She looked up nt him with a smile.
A soft pink crept over her cheek, nud
her eyes were kind and frank. Max
well leaned one elbow on ber desk.
He still clutched fluttering papers with
both hands, and the pen was above
"Miss Leslie." ho began hurriedly,
"1 have but n moment to spare. 1
want to say something in that moment.
Will yon be my wife? I haven't hnd
time to make love to you in the ordi
nary way. but I really do lore yon.
Talk quick, please. Those fellows are
clubbing the Ktutltng out of Union Pacini-."
"Ob. wh.it are you talking about?"
exclaimed the ycitig lady. She rose to
her feet nnd gazed upon him, round
"Don't yon .understand?" said Max
well restively. "I want you to marry
me. I love you. Miss I-slle. I wanted
to tell you. and I snatched a minute
when thing had slackened up a bit.
They're calling nie for the phone now.
Tell "em to wait n minute. Pitcher.
Won't you. Miss Leslie?"
Tiie stenographer ncted very queerly.
At first she seemed overcome Willi
amazement, then tears flowed from
her wondering eyes, nnd then sho
smiled sunnily through them, and one
of her arms slid tenderly about the
"I knniv now," she said softly. "It's '
this old business that bas driven every
thing else out your bead for the
; time. I was frightened nt firvt. Don't
j yoit rememler. Ilarvpy? " We were
married last evening nt 8 o'clock la
, the Little Church Around the Corner."
June 18 in American
1S12 The United States congress de
clared war on Great Britain.
James Madison was president.
ISCtv Adjourned Democratic conven
tion met in Baltimore.
lOOS-Judge William Howard Taft
nominated for president at Ckleag
by the Republican national conven
tion. 1011 James Proctor Knott, ex-governor
of Kentucky, noted character
In the civil war. died: bur u 1820.
1012 Iteimblican national convention
met In Chicago. .