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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER Z, 1918.
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Tuesday, September 2, 1313.
The Projects to Be
f.-J Following are the propositions to be
I voted for at the special election Sept.
11. which separately and collectively
promise Tor mock isianas improve-
j j . . ,
;mcn, Development ana expansion, ana
J,'-every one of which is entitled to the
i approval of the voters:
Purchase of Island City baseball
park, 11 acres, 120,000; eight-year
- Construction of elevated tank at
reservoir station, $22,000; 10-year
Flooring of Rock river bridges
with concrete, $5,000; five-year
Installation of police alarm sys
tem, $10,000; 10-year bonds.
Extension of water mains along
Eighteenth avenue from Twenty,
fourth to Fifteenth street, and in
newly annexed territory, $17,'000;
Erection of new fire station in
new'y annexed territory and ex
tension of fire alarm system In
that district, $16,000.
Annexation of a further strip of
territory In South Rock Island,
running from the city limits to
Brashar street, south, and from
Twelfth street west to the Missis
sippi river, exclusive of the tract
already made a part of the city.
If It takes the entire police force.
and then some, the sveed fiend should
Boston lost $1,200,000 by starting a
printing department, of its own. Pub
lic ownership also has two sides.
"King George may visit the United
States next year." nut has anything
been heard from Queen Mary on the
. Harry Vardon and Edward Ray, the
English golfers, get $4f0 a day for
their exhibitions, showing how golf
.has captured America.
Switzerland has just discovered
that the aeroplanes have frightened
Its storks away. Now we know what's
the matter with France.
Even Harry Thaw couldn't stand it
in New York with the Sulzer-Murphy
war in progress. He didn't feel Bare
to Ced to Canada, Maybe he is not
co crazy after all.
President Wilson has said that peo
ple who respect the laws need have no
fear of their enforcement. So it may
be said that reople who respect the
automobile ordinances need have no
fear of th'ir enforcement.
Chicago Is moving to enforce the
laws of pjubllc safety governing auto
mobiles and motorcycles. Meetings
are being called. Rock Island may yet
be obliged to adopt similar methods,
and If it docs, 1: la hoped there will be
something done besides resolving.
SOT Tllll I'ROI'DIl TIME TO GET
" It is bald that there are those ir
Rock Island who, because either oj
diaapproval of the commission form ol
-.municipal government as locally ap
. plied, or of dlupleasure witu the pres
.. ent commissioners in whole or in part,
are disposed to oppose the contem
. plated bond issues to be voted on Sep-
tember 11. There may be people in
Rock Island who are not favorably lm-
pressed with the commission form, and
there may be those w ho are opposed
to some or all of the present com mis- ,
'sloners. It is the right and prlvi
lege of citisens in this land to have
. their own ideas as to the form of gov- j
' eminent, local or general, under which
they live. They have the same right
to approve or disapprove of the acts
of their public officials.
But getting down to real facts, is
' the present the time to show it? Just
now when thoughtful people realize
' the importance and necessity of all
'" the propositions to be voted on Sep-
tember 11. swou1d it not be a sort of
caper to turn down the things which
.. mean so much to the city. In order to
. Ishow opposition either to a govern
mental condition or the fact that cer-
, tain men are in office.
ry If. for instance, you saw au oppor
tunity to secure for your children
and your neighbor's children an ath
letic field and playground, together
with an opportunity to give to those
who like baseball a chance to
7 ret another team here at comparative
ly nominal cost, would you, despite the
fact that you w ere favorably impressed
wuli tue idea, light It because you did
not like some one involved in the
Really, would you?
And that is the question involved
ia the purchase by the city of th
tract of 11 acres of land of which
Island City ball park is a mere part
Or, would you refuse to give your
neighbor protection and water, when
by doing so it would not cost you a
cent, simply because the men who
are temporarily in charge of the
works are not of your liking?
On the square, would you refuse the
water under such circumstances, when
to give It would cost you nothing?
And yet that is exactly what the
plan to erect the elevated tank on the
bluff and the extension of water mains
on Eighteenth avenue and out into the
new territory means. It will not cost
the taxpayers a cent to permit the Im
provements, but it is necessary under
the commission form that the people
approve of the transaction.
Would yon hesitate to make it safe
and convenient for people to come into
town, even if it cost you a trifle?
Sincerely, would you hesitate If the
matter was put up to you on the
street? And that is all there is to
the reflooring of the Rock river
flooring of the Rock river bridges!
Have you ever opposed the putting
in of up-to-date police protection?
That is what the city is seeking to
do in the installation of a police alarm
system such as other cities of Rock
Island's class have.
Have you ever opposed better fire
protection? That is what the erection
of an additional fire station Xo serve
the south portion of the city and the
new territory already added and to
be annexed means. .
Would you be one of those who for
any reason either of prejudice or dis
satisfaction would neglect to approve
of any proposition that Involved the
annexation of more territory to the
city and the addition of 1,000 to the
No, you bet your life you wouldn't.
That's what is in the annexation
proposition to be voted on Septem
ber 11. '.
The Argus, for its own part, does
not believe that the people are in
clined to let prejudices run away with
them. If that was their disposition
the referendum feature of the commis
sion form of government would be
failure. Those who favor the refer.
endum rely upon the fairmindedness
and intelligence of the people to do
what ia right. And The Argus be
lieves they always do what is
right when they understand it.
That is the reason The Argus has
been laying the propositions before its
readers from day to day and seeking
to explain Ju?t what they mean to
the city at the present and in the fu
ture. And The Argus is confident that
those of the people who may be
opposed either to the commission
form or to any of the commissioners
will not take this as the opportunity
to express themselves on those scores,
for it is a matter of no more concern
to the commissioners whether the
pending propositions pass than it Is to
the people generally.
The time for public expression, both
on the merits of the commission form
and those serving under it, will be a
year and a half from now.
r.lXXOT t OMPETE WITH AMERICA.
American manufacturers of automo
biles sold more than $6,000,000 worth
of them in Europe last year and It is
expected that sales in foreign coun
tries for this year will total nearly if
not quite double that amount For
eign manufacturers of motor cars have
thus far found no w-ay to successfully
'compete with American manufactur
ers in the cheaper grades of cars, and
one of them, says that, they cannot
hope to do so unless they use Amer
ican methods of production.- Even if
they began now they could not dupli
cate these methods for years.
Thus we see that higher wages than
are paid in Europe do not militate to
prevent American ingenuity and me
chanical skill from winning laurels in
the markets of the world. If our
manufacturers pay higher wages than
foreign manufacturers, they get better
service. And rf we can make automo
biles in competition with the Euro
pean manufacturers, we can make
many other machines that will find a
ready sale abroad. Our manufactur
ers are going to pr.y more attention
to foreign trade from now on, and it
is not too much to expect that within
a few years America's exports of
manufactured articles will be so large
that millions more of men will be re
quired In the shops and mills, so that
brisk business and prosperity seem
assured for a long time to come.
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ARMS AND THE
Robert Rexdale, the Rock Island
poet, who Is now In the east, was in
Buffalo during the celebration of
Perry's victory, and for the occasion
he wrote the following poem, which is
published in the Buffalo News:
(181J Oliver Hasard Perry
As he who sang- Arms and the Man I
When Troy had fallen to axlse no
So I, who play upon the vibrant
Etna of the man ar.d of the arms he
In the brave days an hundred years
Perry, thy sword. Incarnadined with
Turned the red tide of battle at its
Ar.d gained the plaudits of a valiant
But I, who sing- of arms and of the
Iream of two flags that float upon
And golden argosies that touch and
The mighty empire of our inland
The buitle dies away, war's echoes
An hundred years of Anglo-Saxon
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNEB,
Congressman frem the Fourteenth District
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, Aug. SI. The farmers
of the country are Just now enjoying
the novel spectacle
of seeing leg'.sla
tion very benefi
cial to them, but
to the Standard,
Oil Co., and the'
whisky trust, be
ing set well on its
way to passage
without a long
and expensive pre
on the part of
the farmers them
selves. This is the leg
from the manufac
ture nf denatured
alcohol from waste
The movement in
augurated by Senator Harry Lane, of
Oregon, has been taken tip enthusias
tically by Vice President Marshall and
Senator Simmons, chairman of the
senate finance committee, and has en
listed the support of the president
himself. There is a good fighting
chance that the modifications of the
present law desired by the fanners
will be incorporated in the pending
The present law over which there
was so much hullabaloo several yean:
ago was filled so full of Jokers by Aid
rich in the senate and later hedged
about by so many impossible regula
tions by the republican commissioner
of internal revenue that it is practical
ly a dead letter. To operate an alco
hol plant which conforms to the pres
ent law and regulations costs the
farmer anywhere from $12,000 to $20,
000, providing he can buy his plant
from the manufacturers of distilling
apparatus, which he can't..
Commissioner of Internal Revenue
Osborne has just submitted to Senator
Simmons a draft of a new model de
natured alcohol law, and the Senator
It has neen discovered that the
waste from dogwood shuttle-blocks
can profitably be made into handles
for steel knives and forks.
Contrary to popular belief, forest
fires seldom travel more than 2 or 3
miles an hour. Even in extreme cases
it is questionable whether they burn
at a rate of more than 6 to 10 miles
Uncle Sam's forest rangers require
that permanent camp sites within the
forests shall be kept in sanitary con
dition. The ubiquitous tin can must
Clarinda, Iowa, The seventeenth bi
ennial reunion of the Crocker's Iowa
brigade will be held at Clarinda Wed
nesday and Thursday, Sept. 17 and 18.
Hartford, Conn. Isador Broder, a
railroad detective, suddenly insane.
held up five railroad men in a switch
man's shanty, wounding two. He was
New York Trustees of the Amer
ican College for Girls at Constanti
nople have appealed for financial aid
for many of the students who are un
able to return to college in conse
quence of losses caused by the recent
"The Young Lady
The young lady across the war says she overheard her father say that
he feared the gold mines he was interested is were all in wildcat terri
tory and she did hope nobody would be bitten.
will probably present it to the Demo
cratic caucus for adoption. This bill
will enable farmers to set up on their
farms inexpensive little distilling
plants provided with sealed tanks and
meters for the distillate. Whenever
the fanners have crops going to waste
they can operate these little stills.
The tanks into which the distillate ex
hausts will be sealed by the local rev
enue officer in such a way as to pre
vent tampering. Central .denaturing
plants can be located in every farm
community much as creameries and
cheese factories are now located. The
denaturing plants can have bonded
tank wagons which will visit the farms
to gather up the low-proof alcohol.
The revenue officers will travel with
these wagons. In hl& presence the
tanks can be opened, their alcohol
content noted, and the farmer given
a receipt which he can present at the
central plant either for its equivalent
in high-proof alcohol for use in farm
engines or in money. It is all simple
inexpensive, and allows adequate pro
tection of the government revenues
Under the new provisions, farmers
will not be required to put up bonds.
The farmers' organizations, who had
been planning' a campaign for revision
of the denatured alcohol law next win
ter, are now sending their officers to
Washington to urge the adoption of
the revision In the pending tariff bill.
The farmers have two additional prop
ositions which they hope to see incor
porated In the bill before final adop
tion. One Is a provision to reimburse
farmers for their purchases of denatur
ing agents (which at present prescrib
ed cost is about 7 cents to each gal
lon of alcohol) or else receive denatu-
rants from the government free. This
Is urged on the argument that the de
naturant is for the protection of the
federal revenues and is a legitimate
government expense. The other pro
vision is that central denaturing
plants shall not be permitted to ship
out of their districts the residue left
after distillation. This residue is
valuable fertiliser, highly esteemed by
European agriculture. The whisk
distillers of this country export much
of this residue to Europe for fertilizer,
'be buried, and w aste paper burned
hen a camp is left.
More than 3,000 small logging oper
ators nowjbuy national forest timber;
at least 25,000 persons, settlers, min
ers, stockmen, and others, obtain tim
ber from Unc'e Sam's big woodlot for
their own use free of charge.
The forest,? cf Corsica, the little
island upon which Napoleon was
born, are managed by the French gov
ernment. They produce lumber, fire
wood, and turpentine, and ail parts of
the tree are far more closely utilized
than in America.
wars. Contributions, marked "stu
dent aid" may be sent to George E.
Adams, treasurer, 268 Devonshire
street, Boston. '
San Francisco. If Judge Van Fleet
concurs, sentence on Maury I. Diggs,
convicted on four counts of violating
the Mann white slave traffic act, will
by agreement of counsel, be postponed
until Sept 9.
Washington Attendance by naval
officers at surgical clinics would be
made compulsory by Surgeon General
Stokes, so that the officers would be
accustomed to the sights of wounded
and dying men and not become un
nerved by such sights attendant on a
Across the Way"
A knocker knocked through all his life;
when but a child at play
Re knocked the little ones who helped
him while the time away.
At school he knocked the other boys, and
when ha older grew
Ha knocked the feHows whom the girls
smiled at as maidens do.
He never had a pleasing word to say of
Who wasn't present when he spoke, he
gave good cheer to none;
He rose up from his bed to knock, he
knocked through all the day.
At nfht he knocked end piously fell on
his knees to pray.
One day he knocked upon a gate -St.
Peter sat Inside:
"Why come you here?" the gray saint
asked. The man who anocked re
"I never killed, I never stole, I never even
I always said my prayers each day;
please let me in. therefore."
"You cannot come." replied the saint;
"but many leagues below
You'll find another irate to which lnv
mense crowds dally go:
I care not that you never stole, nor that
you prayed each day
Down thpre no knocker ever knocked and
then was turned away."
The reason the fool la so quickly
found out is that he goes around with
his mouth open.
In these days it isn't safe to Judge
a woman's age by the number of di
vorces, she has had.
A wise man never boasts to his boys
about the great things he did when he
was a boy, If any of the old settlers
Adam's luck was simply wonderful.
He never had to sit around and hear
his wife's Aunt Eliza tell what she
did for her babies when they were
Every dollar that the vulgar million
aire bets on a horse race or puts into
a Ja k-pot or flips . waiter has been
eari ed through hi work by some
bod - else.
When a captain of industry learns
to pronounce the names of the paint
ers who are represented in bis nag-
nificent art gallery he feels prouder
than if he had Just scooped in two
million on Colorado fuel.
PLAIN SPEAKING FOR HER.
"I see," he said,
'that coal has
gone up some
"Has It?" she
"And t h e y'r e
raising rents," he
"Well," she exclaimed, faring up.
"if you wish to have our engagement
broken off, say so. I always hate to
have people beat around the bush In
a case of this kind."
"And I suppose you had a perfect
ly lovely time while on your yachting
cruise, didn't you?"
"No, it was very disagreeable.''
"Why, I supposed the weather waa
Jnst about right for such a trip."
"Oh, the weather was all right, but
we found out Just after getting start
ed that there had been a mistake in
filling the order for beer, so that In
stead of 100 cases we bad only ten."
The shark enjoys no man's respect.
And doesn't wish to claim It yet
It may be said for him that he
Flaunts no pretentious piety
In grabbing all that he can get
She Couldn't Stand It.
"Why was it that they couldn't get
"Oh, he stuttered to badly that she
never had time to wait around and
ret In the last word. '
"My son plays entirely by ear."
"Is that so? I thought U was by
The Hsdov BridaoraAm.
The happy bridegroom knows the
werd "obey" ia in the marriage service
vuj oj nearsay. The happy bride
groom knows something to which he is
a party la happening, bnt he has no
deflnlte Idea as to what It Is. Pcila-
The Daily Story
TABITHA INTERFERES BY ADELAIDE BURNHAK
Copyrighted. 31 J. tr Associate! Literary Bureau.
From ber seat Denind the parlor cur-
tains Tabltha Campbell listened
shamelessly to the words that yoang
Frederick Lee was murmuring to pret
ty Agatha, her niece.
"It's my duty by a motherless girl,"
said Tabitha defiantly to ber con
science, and she turned her good eat
close to the curtaius sagging against
the open window.
"Tomorrow night, then," said Fred
erick with a long sign of relief.
"Yes," assented Agatha timorously.
"At 11 o'clock. Surely?"
"I'll drive you to Millton. ' and the
minister there will" His words drift
ed into an indistinct murmur as tho
wind rushed through the garden and
stirred the syringa bushes.
Tabitha arose and went into the sit
ting room, where she blinked at the
lighted lamp. She waa a little, hard
featured, black eyed woman with
white hair and sprightly movements
that made her appear even younger
than her fifty years. Now her black
eyes snapped with anger as she sat
down In a rocking chair and picked
up some knitting.
Agatha came in and locked the front
door. When she appeared In the sit
ting room ber bine eyes were Tery
bright and a pink flush stained her
usually pale cheeks.
I thought I told yon I wouldn't have
Jacob Lee's boy running here," snap
Agatha was silent
"Has he got a Job?" pursued Tabitha.
"Yes. 1 told yon bis father bad taken
him into the bank," replied Agatha
spiritedly. "Frederick is is nice. I
don't see why you dis-dlslike him so.
"I have my reasons.
"If you would only tell me, Just tell
me what it is you have against blm.
Aunt Tab, I might understand."
"It's all in the past," murmured Ta
bitha somewhat vaguely. Her cheeks
reddened as If at some unpleasant
"It's not fair to keep me In the dark,
and I shall never believe one word
against him unless you prove it so
there"' Agatha whirled out of the
room and up the stairs Into ber own
little room overhead.
What Agatha did not know was that
once upon a time Tabitha bad been a
black eyed beauty engaged to marry
Jacob Lee. But Jacob had proved a
fickle lover, and when be took a bride
to his home it was a handsome girl
from Millton who hnd . money in ber
own right That Jacob's wife died and
left him with little Frederick three
years after the marriage did not move
Tabitha Campbell to pity. In the
meantime her bair bad whitened and
her face grown sharp and peaked.
Now she became the village dress
maker, and when Agatha came to live
with her every one said bow nice it
was that Tabitha would not be alone.
Now Agatha was planuing to elope
with Frederick Lee.
Tabltha's eyes burned strangely in
the darkness as she thought of these
The next day passed quietly, as usu
al. Tabitha sewed busily in ber sharp.
Jerky way In the room devoted to her
work. Several customers came and
tried on garments and looked over tne
pile of fashion books on the table or
examined the tissue paper patterns
pinned on a tape along the wall. Aga
tha did the housework deftly and be
tween whiles stitched on the sewing
machine in th'e corner.
As evening drew near the two wom
en became distinctly nervous. Tabi
tha cut Mrs. Demmet's gray cashmere
into a three piece skirt by n twenty-
two inch waist pattern when Mrs.
Demniet measured thirty-four inches
and was proportionately massive. It
was characteristic of Tabitha'g mood
that she first threw the mangled cash
mere across the room with the scissors
flying in Its wake. Then she picked
them up and, tucking the cashmere un
der ber arm, went grimly forth to in
terview Mrs. Demmet
When bedtime came Agatha came
and placed her arms around Tabltha's
neck. The astonished spinster did not
move, but silently endured the em
brace, and if there were tears in her
bard eyes the girl' did not see them.
She went to the door and turned a
wistful gaze on the older woman.
"I'm sorry you don't like him." she
said painfully, and went slowly up
stairs. Tabitha put ont the light and went
silently about ber preparations. She
went upstairs and closed the door oi
her bedroom and then returned to the
sitting room to envelor herself In a
long gray cloak ar.d tie a white chif
fon Tell over her face and hair. She
slipped out of the side door and went
across the grass to an opening In the
boxwood hedge that bordered the gar
den. Standing outside there on the
path In the shadow of the maple trees,
she awaited the coming of Agatha's
Clouds were drifting overhead, and
now and then the mm peeped ont
The little house lay in deep shadow.
Presently the church clock struck 11,
and at the same instant came the
sound of hoofs on the sandy road. A
covered buggy came slowly along, and
the horse stopped In front of Tabltha's
In nn Instant she hail reaensff rne
vehicle and bad climbed into its dark
Interior. A man's startled, voice ut
tered a sharp exclamation of surprise.
"Hurry!" whispered Tabitha. "Get
away as fast as you can. She Is com
ing after me."
"But" began the familiar voice of
Frederick Lee, and Tabitha bashed
"Hurry, please hurry, or I shall go
"All right I suppose you know
where you're' going." said the man
-MUlton. of course." snapped Tabl
jha o sharply that . be . leaaedL Conn
and tried to look into her face, but It
.was too dark to distinguish anything
except the pale, cloudy outline of her f
He clucked to the hprse. and they
Went noiselessly down tie road on
rubber tired wheels. At the crossing
they turned Into the Millton highway.
Tabitha was somewhat disturbed at
the success of her maneuver. She had
planned to elope with Frederick Lee
and at a convenient opportunity, per
haps in the very presence of the wait
ing minister, she would disclose tier
Identity and "give Frederick a piece of
her mind." Yet somehow, in spite of
her disguise and the darkness of the
night, Frederick seemed suspicious of
her. If he had been 6iire it was Aga
tha, the girl so soon to become his
wife, would he not, being an ordinary
young man, have placed his arm about
her or at least saluted her with a kiss?
Out of the fullness of ber owa past
romance Tabitha told herself he would
have done all these things, yet there
they sat speechless, slowly driving Into
Millton to be married, or at least Fred
erick expected to be.
"Where are. we going?" asked the
man suddenly as tbey turned into a
sparsely settled, section on the out
skirts of Millton.
"Do you mean to say yon don't
know?" shrilled Tabitha through the
folds of white chiffon.
"Of course not" His voice was in
dignant "You're Tabitha Campbell's
niece, aren't you?"
"I'm Miss Campbell," whispered
Tabitha, a great fear clutching at her
heart, for the voice was that of Fred
erick Lee, but It held deeper, richer
notes. Perhaps Frederick's would
reach that pitch some day if he lived
long enough. There was only one other
who could have spoken with that same
intonation, and that other was Freder
"Well, Agatha Campbell," said Jacob
Lee kindly, "what do you want? You
nsked me to carry you to Millton,
and when we arrive' you will not tell
me where you want to go. Now, there
Is something queer about this, and I'm
going to take you back to Farmdale
and straight to your aunt" He spoke
with an air of authority and at the
same moment turned the horse about
and went back over the road tbey had
Tabitha snt crushed and stunned la
the corner, shrinking away from her
old lover. What would he say if he
knew she Tabitha was there beside
him? They rode together twenty-five
years ago, and since then they had
passed each other with averted faces.
Swiftly they rolled along through the
wooded way until a carriage approach
ing from the opposite direction caused
tbem to turn aside-into the thicket to
permit the other vehicle to pass.
The other carriage struck a "Thank
you ma'am," and a girlish shriek
startled them. "Don't be afraid.
Agatha," said Frederick's tender voice.
Then they were gone.
After awhile Tabltha's companion
"That was my son's voice, and he
was talking to Agatha Campbell," be
said sternly. "Now, who are you?"
Tabitha. stiffened. "I am Tabitha
Campbell," she said haughtily.
"Good heavens!" exclaimed the man.
They rode on in silence. When they
were iu front of Tabltha's cottage the
driver let down the buggy top so that
the moonlight fell on Tabltha's face.
Gently he untied the white veil while
she sat in frozen sileuce. When it bad
fallen about ber shoulders in a swirl
ing cloud he leaned forward, nnd she
saw that It was Indeed Jacob Lee.
"Tell me all about It. Tabitha." ke
said gently. "You are ia trouble."
Tabitha caught ber breath why. it
was all Just as though the dreary
years had not come between tbem. Ja
cob was speaking In his old authori
She told him the story of the pro
"You mean you mean that you were
set against my boy?" be asked La a
Tabitha was silent ' ":
"Well." he drew a deep breath, "if
you've held resentment all these years.
Tab, why, you must have cared, al
though somebody told me that you
were tired of me. Well, that doesn't
excuse me for wbat I did, but I've had
years enough to think it all over and
to be ashamed of the part I played."
SUM Tabitha was silent
"If you why, perhaps yon Tabitha,
do you still care after all these years?"
How wonderfully tender waa his
"I don't know," quavered Tabitha,
"but re been so lonely, and It seems
good for you to be bere."
"Then It Is all right. Tab," be cried
gayly. His arm slipped around ber,
and she fell naturally Into the curve of
it "We will have some happy years
yet if God is willing. 1 guess we met
Fred and Agatha in the woods. They
must be married by this time. Shall
we drive on to meet tbem and, tell
Fred how near he came to eloping
with your He laughed softly.
"Yes. do." whispered Tabitha meek
ly. "And you can tell him I decided
to elope with bis father Instead."
Sept 2 in American
lSSa-BIrth in Philadelphia or Henry
George, political economist, reform
er and author; died 18JTC.
1SC2 Skirmish at Chantllly. Va.. no
table for the tragic death between
the lines of General Philip Kear-
. . ny, U. S. A." Kearny was alone
when killed, ne was born In 1S15.
Kind wcrds are the brightest of
home flowers. They make a paiadise
at tha bambjesi hottLQs