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Thursday, July 24, 1913.
dogs and not -auto
EaMng an over-rlpe melon leads to
( melancholy days.
The pending tfcrlff bill reduces the
Payne-Aldrlch duties exactly 27.64 per
cent. And jet the interests call this
If there'a no chance of getting
r mailer legislatures we might tumour
attention to the subject of fewer legis
latures. Militancy may have cost English
women the vote, but it has given a few
of them an Incalculable amount of
If you don't want to listen to a long
vacation tale before you have had an
opportunity to take yours, avoid the
man with a coat of t.an.
Prof. Tart has lost 40 pounds since
bis retirement from the White house.
There's a heap of difference between
a salary of 175,000 and one of 15,000.
At least the American tennis stars
have proved that they can beat all of
John Bull's colonial children, and they
have high hopes of netting tie old man
Human nature will have to be chang
ed to its core before men can witness
without amusement, the wrath and in
dignation of reformers who find them
selves the target of reform, i
Law and ordpr are said to have dls
appeared from nearly every one of the
Mexican states. If each would an
nounce what it wants the situation
would bo at least les than complete
Some financial experts say that
$Vmi fino.OM't in American money has!
gone Into Canada w ith'n a year. That
much Yankee capital wduld have been
taken out of Mexico in the same time
if it had been po.-sible to get it over
the border. "There's a reason."
The arrival from tho Antipodes
of that redoubtable dusky gladiator,
"Sam" Langford, was Immediately fol
lowed by more '"drawing the color
line" by white pugilists, a roincidrr.ee
which confirms the cemmon belief
: that in such cases the color line is not
black but, yellow.
BKNATOIl HOOTS IDEAS.
Assuring the public that they need
not trouble themselves about direct
primary nominations and pres'.dsntlal
primaries, TTecauco these measures are
... "tenta'he" and "experimental," Sena
. tor Klihu Hoot discourses on "Expcri
ments in Government and tho Kssen
r .. tlals of the Constitution," in a volume
, , Tbe book is made up of two lectures
delivered by Senator Koot at Frince-
The "experiments" !n government
JV. rOrred to by tbe Xow York senator
x and chairman of the last national
republican convention Ere, of course,
primary elections, the initiative and
referendum, th? recall and the recall
of Judicial decisions.
The general inference drawn is that
all these measures are bad. Direct
primaries, however, are let off as be
ing unproved and of doubtful value,
and the admission is made that the
Initiative and referendum "do not aim
to destroy representative government,
.but to modify aud control it."
,. The recall or officials other than
'.members or the judiciary Is passed
iOVCr In Hurra A -.!.... V. .. .
; recalling judges the ramiliar argument
of "Judicial intimidation" is nsed.
The recall of decisions appears to be
Senator Root's favorite aversion. "The
exercise of this oowcr." h declares
L ."strikes at tbe very roundation or our
sstem of government." Besides this,
h It is "a revision to the system of an-
S cient republics," and "a repudiation of
S the fundamental principle of Anglo-
Vi Saxon liberty.'.'
The "essentials" of the constitution,
a Fenator Root holds, are the represen-
ft tative purely representative" ehar-
acter of the document, its restriction
Jl upon the legislative and executive de
f partments of the government and its
p limitations upon the por of the peo
CHANGING J CRY VERDICTS.
In state courts and in the supreme
court of the United States the decision
of a majority of the judges stands,
even if the majority is only one. In
a trial by Jury the verdict of a ma
jority of the Jurymen does not count
ji Eleven of the twelve "good men and
true" may agree, but if the other one
J.tecs fit to bans out, the trial amounts
to nothing. Many eminent Jurists
have often deplored this system,
which frequently not only entails
great and unnecessary expense on
litigants and taxpayers, but thwarts
In Minnesota a law has been en
acted w hleh provides that in civil
cases a verdict may be rendered by
five-sixths of the jurymen, or ten out!
of the twelve. This is not as radical
legislation as some desired who held.1
and with considerable reason, that if
a bare majority of the Judges of a
court could render a decision a ma
jority'of a trial jury ought to be al
lowed to do so. However, the change
is in the right direction and should
result in a much needed reform.
Under the old system one Juryman
who had been "reached," in other
words, bribed, could defeat the ends
of Justice by holding out against, the
other eleen and causing a mistrial.
Possibly if the new law works satis
factorily it will be amended to apply
also to criminal trials by jury. It
would seem to be as desirable in one
case as in the other. A safeguard
against hasty verdicts is provided in
a clause of the law which requires a
jury to deliberate for twelve hours be
fore five-sixths of the jurymen can re
turn a verdict.
It is difficult to see why a majority
verdict is not as just in a court of
law as at the polls. This. Is the pro
cedure when a member of the legis
lature is tried before that body or a
senator is tried before the upper house
MORE ABOUT CROPS.
No one topic Is creating such gen
eral discussion now as the crop con
ditions. One very cheerful fact Is
that the grain which is already safe
winter wheat makes a large gain
over the yield of last year. The aver
age yield is better in proportion to
the acreage harvested, and there is
an important increase in the area on
which fall-sown wheat was cut.
Corn, which had not been counted
upon to come anywhere near the rec
ord of 1912, promises almost as good
a harvest a3 that of last year. With
favorable weather it may be even bet
ter. The government report makes
the average condition of that grain
remarkably good, and it is by far the
most important of the cereals grown
in the United States.
In this section of the country the
recent rains have been a great bless
ing. Better weather for the crops
could not be imagined. Reports re
ceived from all directions indicate
Taking ail grains together, the pres
ent outlook is for a very good aver
age yield. The country has reason
to count upon the farms for their
usual great contribution to the wealth
and prosperity of the nation.
ILLINOIS CKNTKNMAL CELE
At the initial meeting of the Cen
tennial commission held in Springfield
this week, suggestions were made
showing that the commissioners have
a commendable preliminary apprecia
tion of the importance of this, celebra
tion in lit 8 to the people or Illinois.
The commission is to be commended
for the interest shown and the deter
mination manifested to make the cele
biation one that will be not only a
dath ot gay color, a great gathering or
state and national leaders, a glorious
pageant indicative of the marvelous
commercial, industrial and agricultural
advancement of the state, but a cele
bration which will leave to posterity
beautiful and lasting monuments to
tell of past triumphs and Inspire fu
ture achievements in this state.
Such monuments will be the propos
ed state memorial building and the
Lincoln and Pouglas statues.
The suggestions to have celebra
tions culminating in the triumphal
pageant in Springfield capital of the
state are along theripht line.
This should indeed be made the
greatest event in the history of the
LaCrosse. Wis. With the object of
protecting the tobacco crop during the
setisnn when frosts are likely, the
United States government is to estab
lish special weather stations in west
cm Wisconsin. They are to be lo
cated at Yiroo.ua, Chippewa Falls, Sol
diers' Grove, Deerfield and Janesrille.
Trenton. X. J. The public utilities
commission lias withheld its approval
of a lease by the West Jersey and
Seashore Railroafl Company of its
property to the Pennsylvania Railroad
company for 999 years. The West
Jersey has been rractjcally owned and
Jersey has been practicably owned and
number of years.
Lincoln. 111. The sum of $20,000
is bought by young Jack Hickey from
his mother-in-law, Mrs. Caroline C.
Schwerdtieger, for alienating the af
fections of his wife, MrsT Waletta
Yeakle Hickey. The bill was filed in
answer to the divorce proceedinga
brought by the $80,000 heiress against
her boy husband.
Seattle A joint telegram absolving
Secretary of the Xavy Daniels of any
responsibility forVhe street riots hera
Friday night, when a mob of civilians
led by sailors from the Tacific reserve
fleet sacked the headduarters of the
eocialists and Industrial Workers of
the World, was sent to President Wil
son by the presidents of the Seattle
Chamber of Commerce, the Arctic
club and the Rainier club.
Bremen, Cermany A wireless dis
patch from the steamer Grosses Kur
fuerst. received here, indicates that
Lieutenant Schroeder-Staanz, who it
was believed had perished in the arc
tic with a number of other members
cf the expedition, bag been rescued.
The Grosser Kurfuerst is due at Trom
eoe on Friday,
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER
Congressman from the Fourteenth District.
(Special Correspondent of The Argus.)
Washington, July 22. Former Con-j
grcssman J. Adam iseas oi -Minnesota
offers a reward of
$1,000 to any char
for proof that the
tion of Manufac
turers spent mon
ey to bribe a mem
ber or congress.
If Mr. Bede' will
offer the $1,000 for
proof that this as
money to intimi
date, coerce or ter
rify members of
congress into the
support of legisla
tion inimical to la-;
bor, he will have
no trouble in dis
bursing his sav
ings. CLYDE H.
Here is a case in
point which requires no congressional
investigation to substantiate, having
been amply proven by correspondence
already published. When former Con
gressman J. J. Gardner first came to
Washington as a representative of the
people, he was a worthy friend of
labor. The X. A. M. promptly took
notice of him. . It sent much boodle
into his district and came near de
feating him. Gardner learned his les
son. Thereafter he was "good." That
is, he became unfriendly tp labor. In
fact, he became so hostile to labor
that Uncle Joe Cannon decided he
would make an excellent chairman of
the labor committee. And Gartner
was an excellent chairman, from the
viewpoint of the X. A. M. Whenever
a bill pertaining to the welfare of la
bor was introduced in the house, it
was referred to Mr. Gardner's com
mittee, which was equivalent to re-
n ' ' : it
B VA, '
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AN ODE TO THE MISSISSIPPI
BY"W. W. ROBBINS.
r Editorial Note. The author of thse
lines was formerly enjrafted in farming
near Buffalo .Hrniri. h-il a lew years
e.fur removed to Rock l?lnd to educate
his children and pursue his literary
Did you ever, idle dreamer.
Watch the river flowing by.
Laden with the wealth of nations.
Mirroring field, and tree and sky;
Carrying all its heavy burdens
On a bright and sparkling wave.
Flashing back in dreamland splendor
All the shores its waters lave?
Like the current ot that river
Is the normal, human mind,"
Ever planning for life's journey
That we may not lag behind.
Ever helping on the journey
Those who travel the same way,
Xever foolishly regretting
That we cannot always stay.
There is life and power and purpose
In thy onward, ceaseless flight,
And whatever be our calling.
Sloth will iievpr set us right.
We must emulate the river
If we're ever to be great,
Then ir true to love and duty
There'll be nothing left to hate.
Silent, deep mysterious river.
Irresistible as the day,
Flowing through a land enchanted
W here you neither stop nor stay.
Strenuous Is the life you're leading,
But you teach U3 in this way
That our lives are not, worth living
U we loiter by the way.
O thou mighty, mighty river.
Flowing since first time began,
Thou art one of nature's forces
And a part of God's first plan.
Coexisting with the mountains,
"The Young Lady
The young lady across the way
wheat was suffering from the activity of tlie bears and she never knew
before that they ate iW
ferring it to tbe catacombs, because,
unless it was hostile to workingnieu,
it was never again heard of.
Mr. Bede's published statement is
so worded as to imply his belief that
the working methods of the N. A. M.
were patriotic and deserve no crit
icism. I desire for one to disagree.
It'is true that the published evidence
does not show that the method of the
N. A. M. in seeking to control legisla
tion was to approach a member of
congress and say: "Here is $1,000.
Vote so and bo." That would consti
tute a crime punishable with a peni
tentiary sentence. The scheme nsed
by the X. A. M. was more artistic and
modern. It provided for the obtaining
of the same results that would be ob
tained 'by the more criminal method,
without any risk of going to prison.
The working method of the X. A. M. 1
appears to have been as follows: Sup
pose a member of congress conscien
tiously believes eight hours consti
tutes a fair day's work on a government
battleship. He so votes.
The X. A. M. promptly places his
name down On the black list, and the
next time election rolls around, sends
sufficient money into his district to
I would like to ask Mr. Bede this
question: Suppose the X. A. M. was
permitted to go on working systematic
ally year after year, spending money
to nominate men hostile to labor and
spending money to defeat members of
congress who refused to be hostile to
labor, how long a time does Mr. Bede
believe the X. A. M. would need to
make congress a body of men that
would be exclusively representing big
business and special privilege?
And after the X. A. M. had finally
succeeded in routing out of congress
the very last man independent of big
business, how long does Mr. Bede be
lieve the people would be satisfied
with this form of government?
Verdant hills and fertile plains,
Thou hast witnessed all our triumphs,
Thou hast knowledge of our pains.
Could we read thy rock-bound record
It might prove a helpful guide,
And eliminate forever
Superstitions that deride.
Constant source of Inspiration,
Would I could commune with thee.
And in all thy moods translate thee
For the millions yet to be.
Some seek pleasure on thy waters.
Some oblivion and a grave,
And I question not their conduct
Xor the answer that you gave.
For beneath thy sun-kissed surface
Down bene3th.thy storm-tossed crest,
All the wicked cease from troubling
And the weary are at rest.
LAU thy tributary rivers .
Lose an honored name in thee.
Taken as mere contributions
In your march toward the sea.
Xow in strength you break the levees,
Puny handiwork of man,
And like an invading army
Spread destruction o'er the land.
Scatter death and desolation
Every form of human woe,
Nothing but the wolf and raven
Dare to follow where you go.
Peacefully you then keep going
Jn your course toward the sea.
All unmindful o,f the wreckage,
All unmindful, too, of me.
When I look now on the river,
As the evening shadows fall.
There's a cloud like mist enshrouding
Darkly covering like a pall.
But 1 see a golden border
And a bright, large golden crown,
In the river flowing westward,
For i.e sun is going down.
Across the Way"
says she overheard her father sav that
John Henry used to have one thought
Which urged him onward every day;
One thin and one thing only brought
Him gladness on his lonely way;
To be some richer every night
Than he had been the night before
He schemed and strove ' with all his
Content to ask for nothing more;
But when his gais met Mary Jane's
Ue ceased to think of wordly gains.
And found thi essence of delight
Is humbly learning to adore.
John Henry, starting life anew, 'hi
Considered Mary Jane a queen;
The troubles thct he had were few.
He toiled for her and was serene;
He strove with all the might he had
But not because of selfishness;
His purpose was to make her glad.
And nothing more and nothing less.
Of Mary Jane he thought and dreamed.
For Mary Jane he worked and schemed.
And only sighed when she was sad.
And for her pleasure sought success.
John Henry rose one morning when
The frost was white upon the grass .
And hurried forth to tell all men
A wonder that had come to p.xss;
The stork had brought a little child
To bear the name John Henry bore;
And those who heard John Henry smiled.
His rivals hated him no more: '
And, thanking God, John Henry found
It sweet to pass good cheer around.
John Henry, when the Storm Is wild, ,
Hears hopeful music in Its roar.
"How long have you been married?"
asked the judge.
"Two weeks," replied the lady.
"And you want to be divorced so
soon? Why, you haven't given him
a chanco to show you what kind of a
man he is. You may like him when
you come to know him.
"No, Judge, I shall never like him,
no matter how well I may learn to
know him. He told me that his in
com'e was $5,000 a year, and I gave up
alimony of $150 a month to marry
him. Xow I find that his salary is
only $40 a week, and I shall never
forgive him never!"
"Xo,I don't believe I shall locate
here. I prefer a town with a larger
"If a large population's what you
want," replied the local boomer, "this
is the very place for you. We have
three women who weigh over 275
pounds each, and I'll bet there ain't
another place of this sizo in the coun
try that's got as many six-foot men
as we can show you right here."
VOICE OF EXPERIENCE.
"If you had your
life to live
over," she said,
"would you choose
the poet, "I'd avoid
getting an educa
tion and give myself a chance to be
come rich by being a popular song
"John, dear, I am afraid the baby
is left-handed. In grasping his nurs
ing bottle he almost always does It
with his left hand."
"Hurra ! He may make us both
famous some day by being the lead
ing southpaw twlrler in one of the
"Do you believe in capital punish
ment?" asked the lawyer who was ex
amining the candidates for the jury.
"Well, that depends."
"Depends on what?"
"On the defendant. If 'she is that
good-looking young woman who sits
at your left, I don't."
"Pa, when is a man trwly great?"
"When he is made the hro of some
anecdote that was once used in con
nection with Daniel Webster or Henry
"Did Dr. Dewier do ycu any good?"
"Yes, a lot. He charged b bo much
for bis die gnosis tnat I have haA to
save money by eating ress, and the
benefit, bas been simply wonderful
"I can't get that woman to take anj
fresh air," complained the young phy
"Yon don't word yoor advice prop
erly." said the old doctor. "Tell her to
perambulate daily in the park, taking
copious Inhalations of ozone." Wasb
The Daily Story
HIS PORTRAIT BY ANDREW C. VEWING.
Copyrighted. 191J. by Asaociatel Literary Bureau.
Kacar Beekwitb. nt eighteen, bavin" I
kbowu a marked artistic ability, wished
to be an artist, but his father had
recently died leaving no estnte. and
Edgar, far from having the means to
study a profession, was obliged to
support his mother. He obtained a
M).sitlou In tbe mercantile house of
Goldwin & Co. :tt $15 n week.
Mr. Goldwia claimed that a business
flant should be rnn on strictly bus!
ress principles. He paid very low
snlaries. not inquiring into the bor.esty
of his less important employees, his
chief object being to get bis work doue
cheaply. He figured that he could af
ford to lose small sums now and then
rather than pay an increase of salaries
for honesty. Besides, be had an in
expensive detective service which con
sisted of himself only. He would
place bills on his desk in his private
office, go out. set a vsptcb ou who
entered, and If the hills were missing
on his return would know who had
stolen them. Tben he would discbarge
One day be placed a bill on bis desk
and went out. intending to be gone
only a few minutes. Half an hour
passed before he returned to find
Edgar Beckwith just leaving the room.
"Come back," said Goldwin.
Edgar went back into tbe room and
jwben asked what be bad wanted said
lint- ho hfl1 h(Hn sont trith a meflf(
I Sy the bend of one of tbe departments.
;WhlIe be was delivering the message
Goldwin was looUin: for the bill he had
ileft exposed. It was gone. He said
Jiotbins about it to Edgar, but the next
morning tbe boy was notified that be
Edgar was not minded to submit pa-
itiently to nu imposition. He went to
Mr. Goldwin and said to liini that since
his services were no longer required he
would not object to lenving the. con
cern, but a certificate of good charac-
ter would be necesstfry to enable him j
to find another place.
"It's against my rule to give certifi
cates of good character. 1 require none
when I hire persons, and what I don't
ask 1 don't give."
"Then tell me the reason of my dis
charge." "That I declinte to do also. Should I
give you tue reason you would call
upon me to prove it. That would take
time. Time is money."
Edgar saw by tbe resolute look on
tbe man's face that be would gain
nothing by pressing the matter aud
left with anger in bis heart. He went
straight to tbe head of his department
nnd asked for an explanation. He was
.given the reason of his discharge and
'advised not to stir the matter, because
litKrould only result to bis injury.
There had been two other persons in
'Goldwln's private office besides Edgar,
one of whom bad taken the bill. Bjit
jit would be difficult to prove this even
llf an opportunity had been offered.
jEdgar went home and talked the mat
ter over with bis mother. After think
Jug of it she counseled him to swnlluvv
the pill- Since he had not been openly
accused it was not incumbent upon
hlm to make a defense, and if be made
a defense there was every chance that
he would not be able to prove his inno
cence. ' It happened nt this time that news
came of the death of an uncle of Ed
gar's, who left him tbe sum of $3,000.
He resolved to apply a part or it to"
studying art. and since this would ob
viate the necessity of bis obtaining an
other position he concluded ta accept
his mother's advice. But be swore to
I himself that a companion object to
isuccess in his profession should be tv
!"get even" with tbe man who had re
fiised biiu an opiortuuity to vindicate
himself from n charge oCbeing u thief.
Young I'.eckwith's talent lay in trans
mitting a human face to cauvas. This
was evident from the first, nnd be re
solved to become a portrait painter.
(Xevertheloss be i minted portraits for
lyenrs before be obtained a reputation
for excellent work. But at last be
received an order to paint the portrait
'of a promient judge on the bench
and succeeded In making a very life
like representation of bis subject. The
painting vus hung in a courthouse,
nnd every one who saw it admired It.
Front this time Beckwith received
orders from prominent men. and every
portrait of such added to his reputa
tion. Xot only prominence in bis art.
hut money, came, to him. Persons of
wealth Cocked to him to have them
selves represented on canva.
i Twelve years passed since Beckwith
(had ceased to be n clerk and become
,an artist. He had grown a beard, nnd
his bair was already flecked with gray.
A great change bad come to his op
jiearance since he had been an em
ployee In the house of Goldwin & Co.
One morning a carriage drove up to
his studio and n man came np the
Stairs. The moment he entered Bcck
jwlth recognized bim as his former
mployer. But the artist saw that he
was not himself recognised.
"I believe you are n portrait painter.
Fir," said the visitor in n tone he wcnld
liave used If he bad been asking if a
iman sold mouse traps.
"I nm. replied Beckwith. dreading
lest his voice should give hlrn away.
Goldwin went up to a portrait stand
ing on a table, took out a pair of !
glasses, put them on nnd inspected It. i
Reck with went ou with the work be I
was doing. I
"What's your price for a portrait of
that size?" asked Goldwin.
"Tbe size doesn't make any differ
ence us to the price.'
"Well, what will yon charge to paint
hlv portrait? 1 don't want it myself,
but uur family do. If it doesn't cost
too in uclt 1 1 humor thetu."
"Five hundred dollars."
"Five hundred dollars! Dow many
portraits can you paint in a year?"
"A dozei? perhaps.
"That's $'i.000 for sitting here daub
ing painL Why. I don't pay any uue
of my heads of department iu my
business half that, and they're all first
class. business men." "
To this the artist made no reply.
"If you'll puint my portrait that size,
painting, frame and ail. for $-00, It's .
"Five hnndred is my price."
Goldwin spent some time -trying to
obtain a reduction. Finally it occurred
to him that, after all. perhaps, he would
not need to pay anything till the por
trait was finished and the artist, hav
ing expended bis time on It. would
then probably take less for It rather
than nave it on his hand.
"You'll want your money. I suppose,"
he said, "ou delivery of the goods.'
"Very well: go ahead."
Beckwith arranged with bis subject
for the sittings, and Goldwin departed.
While the man of business was plan
ning to beat the artist, the artist was
planning to boat the man of business.
But Goldwin was in this respect in his
element, while Beckwith was not
Though during the sittings that follow-,
ed he racked bis brain for some plan
by which he might get bis revenue for
that past Injustice which still rankled
within hltn. his inventive powers failed
him. One thing he resolved upon he
would pnint the best portrait of bis
subject that lie was capable of paint
ing. Tbe features are expressive of the
character. nnlGo!dwiu's features were
no exception to the rule. Beckwith
while painting drew bis subject away
from his covetousness by cbnttiug with
bint on other subjects and thus caught
his best expression. Wheu the portrait
was finished tbe man It represented
seemed to live. One would suppose ho
was about to speak, and speak pleas
antly. Goldwin told the artist to send
the portrait to his bouse, but Book with
preferred to keep it till he got his
money and frankly told Goldwin that
If he would send for it with a check
for $500 it would be delivered to the
I1)eSseiiger. Goldwin grumbled at this
and went awny.
The next day Beckwith received a
note from bis client stating that tbe
portrait did nut come np to his expecta.
tions and he bad concluded not to ac
cept it. Beckwith made no reply to the
note nnd in time received another stat
ing that since Goldwin preferred to pay
for the time spent on the portrait he
would pay naif tbe amount charged,
$ir0. To this also Beckwith paid no
attention, hut sent the nictura to a
dealer for sale.
One day Goldwin was informed that
his portrait was hnngiug In an art
store; that it was being visited by con
noisseurs and pronounced a remarkable
piece of work. It had not yet been
sold, for the artist had set a very high
price on it. Goldwin at once went to
the store, saw bis portrait and asked
the dealer the price for it He was in
formed that it was $10,000. Goldwin
went at. once to an attorney, whom lie
directed to take steps to claim the por
trait as his properly. But when the
lawyer called for the correspondence
in tbe case and read copies of his cli
ent's letters to Beckwith he said be had
Goldwin found himself In nn nnpleas
ont position. Ills portrait pronounced
a work of art was for sale, and per
sons were nsking why he did not buy
It To do so would cost bim ?9.ijOO
more than the price he would have
paid had he accepted It. ne sent an
agent to Beckwith to try to effect a
compromise. The agent returned with
a statement from the artist that the
painting was making a great reputa
tion for bim and be bad decided not
to sell it. but keep it before the pub
lic. Goldwin decided not to be "done"
that way and let the matter rest.
The picture was withdrawn from ex
hibition, and when it appeared again
the covetous expression that bad been
left out was in It. This being reported
to the original, he went to see It again
and was furious. Again he went to
his lawyer nnd directed bim to prose
cute the artist for ridiculing him be
fore the world. The lawyer showed
him cartoons of prominent men In the
newspapers and Informed him that It
would be much more dillicult for him
to recover in his own case than for
these to do so. Besides, any Jury would
decide against bim. If be wished to
own the picture he must pay the price.
Goldwin sent again to Beckwith, ask.
ing him to make a price on the por
trait. Beckwith made a price of $23,000.
Goldwin made no reply to the offer.
Again the picture was withdrawn, and
when It reappeared the covetous look
on the face had become miserly. Gold
win tried agnln 1 to buy it. but the
price had gone tip to $:!0.)0O. Goldwin
feared that if he did not pay it the
expression would become- worse and
the price would go higher.
He sent word to the artist to nsk
whether, if the $30,000 was paid, be
would restore the original expression lo
the face. Beckwith agreed to do n
and intimated that if the money were
paid bim he would distribute It among
the poor. This closed the bargain, the
covetous look on the face disappeared,
and the poor were richer by $.10,000.
When Goldwin opened the case con
taining his portrait n statement of the
.true reasons for the great rise in its
price lay where It would be seen.
July 24 in American
1798 GeiifRil John A. Dix. whos or
der "hhoot bim on the spot" be
came a byword in the civil war,
born in Boscowen, X. II.; diod 1879.
1SG2 Martin Vau Buren. eighth presl
dent of the United States, died;
1S07 General Lafayette McLnws. ,
noted Confederate officer and a vet
eran of the Mexican war, died;
1211-W. E. M. Hicks, last survivor of
tb Seminole wnr (ls".V42), died at
Fll.it, Tenn.: tiorit 1811.
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