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THE BOCK ISLAND ARGUS. MCLVDAY. SEPTEMBER 15, ivra.
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Monday, September 15, 1913,
These are the days when you are
Impressed with the reality of God's
The leading Spanish bullfighter has
killed 3,000 bulls and accumulated a
j fortune of $000,000.
. i was being ranked
) class powers.
I ... ' .,
High time Epaiu
among the first
j It is probable that Gaynor dead Is
- worse enemy to Tammany than was
Gaynor living. If the dead mayor's
..support goes to Mitchell, Tammany
'j The Indiana divine and professor
l who regardless of the cause, boasts
that be spanked his father, is no less
an Aleck because of his calling or the
fact that he was once Rockefeller's
The undying love of a mother for
a wayward son is pathetically illustrat
ed i(i the case of Mrs. Thaw, who al
though an invalid of advanced yuars
ts spending her time, her money and
,Jier life to save the boy the bore and
restore him to liberty.
PLAXTI3G BR IMS IX THE SOIL.
Now this Is what we call worth
.while the way Minnesota expects to
. lencourage its farming. Have you heard
Very soon an expv-rt force of 123
'teachers, the livest wires on modern
farming that the state can find, to-
gether with as many volunteers as
can be drawn in, will go through Min-
.. sesota's 1.600 townships, organizing
ach one into an outdoor his school
for grown-ups, with lectures, club
meetings, demonstrations, pr'ze con-
tests and anything which will help to
stimulate interest in the right use of
. the soil.
Moreover, in ach of Minnesota's
, more than 70 counties there is to be
put into motion a systematic course
. of continuous Instruction In the se'enee
and philosophy of farm life, with
standard crop centers showing the
fogies how. The learning of the col
leges Isn't to be kep'. loiked up; Ih
books, pamphlets and bulletins, but
Is to bs shoved "by human enthusiasm
right down the throats of the entire
Minnesota is one of our states which
is doing right well in its (arming, as
farming goes in his country. But the
fact that in effete Europe three bush
iels are grown on an equal area to our
one and that we need the extra two.
bushels as badly as any nation on the ,
irap, justifies more im-i'serre, don 0
' you think?
BOARD OF TRADR TRI BOYS IN
How fhe Winston-Salem, N. C,
"board cf trade is helping the high
rchool to train boys for citiaenshlp is
'told In a bulletin just Issued by the
"United States bureau ot education.
The school authorities established
tv course for high school seniors in
government and economics, and put it
under the direction of the secretary
"of the Winston-Salem board of trade.
The course is a foundation course in
the principles of economics and gov
ernment but with special reference to
the industrial, commercial and agri
cultural problems of the United States,
' particKlarly the southern states.
Next a "Juvenile club" was organ
tied among the boys, in connection
with the board of trade, the purpose
being to have the boys check up their
theoretical knowledge gained In school
with the practical, every-day problems
of an industrial center, such as Win-'ston-Salem
is. Boys in the club were
'granted all the privileges of regular
"board of trad members, except vot
ing. They were allowed to take part
In debate and were assigned to com
mittee work. Before enterics the club
'they took the "Athenian oath," where
ty they promised allegiance to the
highest Ideals of civic righteousness
or their city.
5 One of the first tasks assigned the
fboya was to assist in the Industrial
fpunrey of Wmeton-Saiem which the
t board of trade it making. Students
-jftrho had beea specializing la the eco
nomics and govers meat department
tot the high school were chosen for
ftM work, in thl way they art get
HlnS first-hand knowledge of organic
Jed industrial efforts In Its relation to
fine welfare of the community.
p "The Wlnsiea-fcalem plan," saysLe
utay Hodgca, socrtUry of the board of
Vra4e, "train the boyt ef the city dl
rreotJy for ciUceruhlp; first, la the
iJJgb school, where they are taught
tine principles a civil government and
erLrBotd in t theories aed ba!o
itrcbleme governing our economic or
Hler; second, in the Juvenile club,
.vnere they hare the means of being
Identified wlta the real work of mu
nicipal .development, and take part In
actual social and industrial Investiga
tions. An opportunity is thus provid
ed for the boys to study at close range
the varied industries of the city un
der competent direction and in an of
'In brief, the plan contemplates.
first, teaching the boys how to live;
and second, equipping them with an
education whereby they can make a
living, which, in the end, is the real
secret of practical training for Intel-
THE APPLE CROP.
According to the summary of the
Missouri state board of horticulture,
as published in the 6t Louis Globe
Democrat, the apple crop in Missouri
this year will be but 40 per cent of the
1912 crop. This is not at all peculiar
to Missouri. New York, the great ap
ple state, is but 47 per cent
Indeed, about half of last year's crop
seems to be the general condition of
all the states except the special ap
ple states of the Pacific northwest,
Oregon and Washington, where the
condition is somewhat better. The
Missouri river district is reported at
56 per cent, being much better than
the general Missouri condition. The
board expresses the opinion that
growers who have sprayed their
orchards will receive as much for
their crop this year as last. If so,
they should make more money, as
there will be les6 expense for hand
ling. As for the growers who have
not sprayed, they will have few ap
ples of any kind fit for market.
Every apple that grows in Mis
souri this year ought to be worth
money. The dried fruit market is
practically cleaned up. Opening
prices for dried fruit indicate a
higher -range than last year. With
such a prospect, every apple not fit
for market should be used as far as
possible in this way. Farmers who
have not sprayed their trees and
have therefore the bulk of their crop
in unmarketable condition, can get
value out of it by. the drying process.
A wormy apple unsulted for barrel
ing may make as much, or nearly as
much, dried fruit as a sound one,
With a strong demand and a good
Drlce as an inducement, the farmer
with unmarketable apples should be
able to get money out of them by
One trouble with advice of this
character is that the farmer who is
heedless of the advice to spray bis
orchard is likely to be equally heedless
of any other advice by which he might
save some of the loss occasioned by
not spraying. But even in the sprayed
orchards there is much unmarketable
fruit, and there, at least, are to be
found men who are looking for ways
to make their orchards pay, else they
would not go to the expense of spray
ing. The salvation of Missouri's or
chard business, peaches as well as ap
ples. lies in timely and sufficient
spraying, beginning before blossoming
and continuing well on toward the de-
Alnnmprit nf th fruit YVhprp thfa Is
cone large crops or line rruit are
grown, here It is not done the San
Jose scale, the codling moth and other
pests and diseases not only take all
tne pront out or tr.e crop, dui are in-
creasing tueir ravages so rapidly that
they will soon take the orchards also,
Missouri grows wonderful apples,
It is a pity for a single one of them
tc be given up to worms and the scale.
BEAUTY IN AN A
Glowing Tribute to the Symmetry ef
the American Product.
In Profes'-or T. De Tarmo'a "Aes
thetic Educstlon" Von Hartmann'a
formal orders of beauty are the text
for several cbspters. one of which in
t u he proporVion maintains the
'There is an actual, possibly a nec
essary. correlation between mechani
cal efficiency and aesthetic proportion.
In other words, as a tool or a ma
chine Increases in ail round efficiency
there is a corresponding Increase in tbe
aesthetic quality of its proportions.
As an example tbe American az.
"the most beautiful in existence," is
described and analyzed:
"Theory, accident and experience
have stood beside tbe smith as he bas
forged tbe blade, the head and the eye
of the az. The same forces bnv in
fluenced the makers of tbe handle as
they have selected the hickory, have
shaped it in tbe rough with ax and
drawing knife and finished it by the
open fireside with knife and sandpaper
and broken glass. From a straight
round stick it bas become what we
see. a gracefully curving handle, fist
enough to enable tbe woodsman to
hold tbe blade true. large enough to
fit tbe band comfortably, enlarged suf
ficiently at tbe end to make sure tbe
grasp yet be no bar to the comfort ot
the user and curved enough to secure
the maximum of ease and vigor of
"The whole constitutes a balanced
perfection which Is as beautiful In its
proportion as it is efficient in its ac
tion. The edge of the blade rounds
gently at its extremities for ease of
entrance to tbe wood and recovery
from It; above these rounded ends of
the cutting edge the blade Is made
somewhat thinner front and back
than through the body of tho wedge.
and for a similar reason, namely, that
there may be greater recovery for the
next stroke. The bead Is Just mas
sive enough to balance tbe blade and
Is either made square for striking
a nonpenetrating blow or, Is gently
Salesmen and Smiles. '
"The smile ia one of the greatest as
sets of the successful salesman or
saleswoman," says the manager of a
department store linen department
"It makes friends for the store as read
ily as do moderate prices snd good
"Tbe ability to smile for eight hours
a day is a trelt hard to acquire and i
possessed by few store belp. Yet it
can be gained by constant practice
the.watcjjlngof. oneself and not per I
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER
Congressman from ths Fourteenth D 'strict.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.) I
"Washington, Sept 13. The opinion
in this country, and nas
been held by some
of the most
thoughtful men in
congress, that the
rate of pay to the
railroads for car
rying mail is so
high, so much
higher than the
rates which the
the express com
panies, for carry
ing the same class
of matter, that the
it changes the ba
sis for railroad
postal pay, can
never reduce par-
vvivn. express business
away from the express companies. In
other words,, it is contended, we must
force the railroads to charge less for
carrying mail matter. Including par
cels. Otherwise, the express com
panies, possessing much more advan
tageous contracts with the railroads
than the government possesses, will be
able to cut their rates below any par
cel post rates which the government
can fix and still maintain the parcel
pest on a profitable basis.
In his very able analysis of the pos
tal and express rates, and the com
pensation for railroad- transportation
P.f ch .;IaT63T of tnlght. Represents
tive David J. Lewis of Maryland, joint
author of the present parcel post law
and the greatest expert on this sub
ject ever in congress, showed by ta
bles of figures that thi3 impression
has no solid basis in fact
Mr. Lewis advocates a .reduction in
ran ay Pay ior earning me mans.
But he shows that Uncle Sam already
possesses very advantageous contracts
with the-railroads without knowing it.
And if the government chooses to go
into the general express business it
will find itself able to transport postal
express packages at no greater cost
uiuuuk i:l any iiiaiu iue aiiutest jijui-
catlon of a frown.
"I recall my first purchase? ia a New
York department store. I was directed
to the counter where I could find tbe
special article of my choice. I was met
by a gruff 'What is it?' from the sales
man. I recall I said. 'Nothing.' and I
haven't been in that store 6ince."
New York Press.
two million trees will be planted on
Ujj, national forests in Utah, Nevada
au(j southern Idaho during 1914,
Makers of small hickory handles for
hammers, chisels and the like are now
trying to use the waste from mills
which niak hiokorv KDOkPS and nirk
and ax handles.
There is much waste in getting out
the flawless white oak necessary for
tight barrel staves. The forest ser
vice is trying to get manufacturers of
parquetry flooring to use some of this
The U. S. consul at Aberdeen, Scot
land, thinks that American manufac-
turers may have a chance to compete
in furnishing staves for fish barrels.
There has been a recent rise in the
"The Young Lady
1 -A 4
The young lady across the way says she overheard her father say that he
had half a mind to go in for vegetarianism and it certainly was funny the
way a city man always thought he could make, a success as a farmer.
than the express companies now have
This is due to the sliding scale of
railway mail pay under the present
law. It is true that the government
now has to pjay a cent more for send
ing a ton of mail one mile than the
express companies have to pay for
the transportation of an equal weight
of express matter for an equal dis
tance. But that is because the gov
ernment does not have sufficient mail
traffic to take advantage of the fu
benefits of the sliding scale of railway
Mr. Lewis shows that to little rail
roads which carry a daily weight of
211 pounds of mall the government
pays an equal compensation of $42.75
for each mile of road, which equals a
cost of $1.13 railway pay for transport
ing a ton of mail one mile. At the
other end of the table of figures is the
theoretical railroad which carries' a
daily weight of 500,000 ptounds of mail,
or 250 tons, which receives an annual
compensation of $4,988.91 per mile of
track. This apparently much larger
compensation Is, in fact proportion
ately much smaller, since the cost to
the government works out at $.054 for
carrying a ton of mail one mile. There
are short stretches of rallroaa be
tween New York and Philadelphia, for
instance, and between Atlanta, Ga..
and Charlotte, N. C. where the rail
roads carry mail in such quantities
and receive this low compensation.
The average cost of railroad trans
portation to express companies is sev
en cents per ton of mafTer per mile.
The government averaging all rail
roads, is now paying eight cents a
Give the express business to the post
office by lowering parcel post rates
and increasing the weight limit, ar
gues Mr. Lewis, and 'mail matter will
cram the mail cars, giving full advan
tage of the sliding scale of railway
"I believe it is beyond doubt." he
said jn his speech, "that a' great in
crease in the weight of the mails from
the addition of express matter would
reduce gross railway pay to an aver
age cf less than seven cents a ton
price of spruce and fir staves from
Sweden and Scotland.
Four new state forests have recent
ly been added to those in Hawaii, mak
ing 27 In all, with an aggregate of 683,
101 acres. Of this amount, 67 per cent
belongs to the territory, the rest be
ing private land administered by the
territorial forest officers.
CHURCHILL S FAVORED
Tavenner Opposes Compton's Man for
Washington, D. C, Sept. 15. Fol
lowing the defeat of Patrick H. Tier
nan for postmaster at Macomb, 111.,
Representative Tavenner is consider
ing recommending Frederick B.
Churchill for the position. He receiv
ed today about a dozen telegrams en
dorsing Mr. Churchill. The. tele
grams include one from Mayor Ira J.
O'Hara of Macomb. State Senator
W. A. Compton insists upon the ap
pointment of his candidate, Mr. Dud
man. Representative Tavenner re
sents the efforts of Senator Compton
to control the appointments in his
congressional district and is determ
ined to have hig own man appointed.
Across the Way"
What's the use of all the kickin at the,
way the world is run?
There are some things some folks reckon
might be somewhat better done.
But In spite of them. I rether think wei
might as well admit
That It's very doubtful whether growlln',
helps along a bit. i
This life Is like a river that goes rollin
swift and strong!
Tou can dam It. but you'll never stop tha
water very long;
It'll keep on findln' places for to break
through to the sea.
And you can't by makln' faces shut off
woes. It seems to me. "
Life Is a.rtver goln' to an end It's sure
And you can't head off its flowin. though
you whine or though you preach
But you can pitch In and turn It so It
often helps a lot;
Let's give up the Viqkln, durn It! and
pitch In with what we've got
Eat, drink and be merry
until indigestion sets in.
Every dog has his yesterday to look
back upon with regret.
We are .all tools of Chance, general
ly with loA e handles.
As long as'- ere Is hope there will
be fortune tellers.
Over the door of every man's heart
there is a sign which is either "COME
IX," or "KEEP OUT." What is the
sign above the door of your heart?
All the women's clubs' in the world
cannot alter the fact that both the
sewing machine and the typewriter
were invented by men.
Victory Worth Winning.
"And," said' the rising young spell
binder as he reached his eloquent per
oration, "I predict that our candidate
will, when the votes are counted, be
found to have ridden to success upon
a tidal wave of glory that will have
swept all before it like wild fire
breaking in flying spray upon the
strand where the sun of victory shall
blaze forth its first effulgent rays up
on the close of one of the most noble,
most memorable campaigns that have
ever been launched upon the sea of
politics to gather strength and carry
ail before it like the cyclone sweep
ing across the broad prairie from
which even the orb of day has disap
peared in terror." ' t
Jared Had a Right to Kick. .
"Yes, Methuselah was the oldest
man. He was S69 years of age when
he died. But do you know who was
next to tbe oldest?"
"No, I don't know as I ever heard."
"Jared. He was 062 when he went
to his reward."
"By Henry! It must grind a fellow
to hang on that long and then drop out
of sight, missing a chanco for everlast
ing, glory by an insignificant seven
yearst I'd have been mighty sore if
I'd been Jared, I'll tell you that!"
If His Mother Knsw.
Hold on, young man; one moment please.
Before you pass that door tonight:
Tou say you mean no harm, you say
Tou'il bring a slnlev heart away,
Tou say that you are strong, that Right
Shall guard you from the wiles of Wrong.
That to yourself you will be true.
But would you still seek pleasure there
Come, answer truly and be fair
If you could know your mother knewT
We always tell ourselves before
We weakly yield that we are strong;
We always, ere we enter In,
Expect to leave still free from sin
And still the armored foes of Wrong,
But few would fall and few would sigh.
Remorse would gnaw the hearts of few
If each, when Conscience cries "Beware!"
Would ask himself If he would care
To do it if his mother knew.
His Lucky Strike. vi
"How did Biggleson happen to 'strike
It so rich?"
"That wasn't the way it happened.
The striking was done by the other
thing. I understand that he got J10,
000 damages from the owner of the
automobile that hit him because every
member of the Jury happened to have
been hurt in some way by a puft
The American consul in Santo Do
mingo report that the natives use na
tural tooth brushes called "chew
sticks." They are made by cutting the
green stems of tbe orange, lemon and
the membrilio or quince tree, and tboce
of a common plant known as guana,
which they chew up and. un use for
Crushing their teeth
The Daily Story
THE DIAMOND BLOCK BY CLARISSA MACKIE.
Copyrighted, tr Assoclatel Literary Bureau.
It happened in Chicago. .
The Djamond block stands on a "cor
ner formed by two principal thorough
fares, a tall building with bull stone
walls rising above the crowded street I
until the upper uoors are a Diur to tne
Up on the twentieth floor are the
offices of John Diamond, owner of this
building and many others of the same
kind in the big metropolis. Many and
varied are, the interests of this rich
man and the transaction of his affairs
requires the reservation of the entire
twentieth floor for his offices.
All day long dozens of clerks pore
over ledgers, typewriters and adding
Mr. Diamond was seldom seen about
the building. Most of his business
was transacted through competent ex
ecutives, of whom Henry Robinson
was tbe chief. The Diamonds lived
in a magnificent house on the lake
front and went in for society. Helen
Diamond, the beautiful daughter of
the miltimilllonalre, had drifted
through the offices once or twice to
"WHAT DOES THIS MEAN ?" HE DEMANDED.
see her father, and ber coming and go
ing had blazed a trail of fire in the
heart of George Brown, the newest
clerk on the force.
It was a singular fact that Mr. Dia
mond's rare visits to his offices were
invariably on the eve of his departure
for Colorado and Arizona, where he
hinl extensive mining interests.
It was immediately after one of
these periodical visits of John Dia
mond that young George Brown, the
new accountant, did a bit of detective
work that brought him to tho personal
notice of the grcnt Joliu Diamond
Young Erown was a slim, dapper
yeuth, who did not bate himself in the
least and who was not in love with
work of any sort He read detective
stories and knew positively that he
was one of the chosen few. He pos
sessed the "detective instinct." He be
lieved himself quite fascinating enough
to win his employer's daughter. Helen
Diamond, flattering himself thnt he
was capable of becoming general man
ager of the whole business and so
would be an acceptable son-lu-Iaw.
One morning young Brown entered
the elevator and was sped up aloft
with other workers. The car stopped
at the eighteenth floor to let off pas
sengers and again at the nineteenth to
drop Trowbridge, who worked iu the
Dover insrrrance offices. Up it shot to
the twentieth floor., where Brown Rot
off with a puzzled frown marring bis
The empty car dropped down and as
it wont he watched it intently. Then
he walked to auother elevator and rode
down to the ground ffoor, counting
each floor as be passed. When he
ep;iiu mounted to the twentieth floor
there was a strange light in bis eyes
and excitement tingling every nerve of
his sensitive frame.
He was on the verge of a mystery,
the solving of which would place hirn
in-the limelight of publicity and bring
down upon his talented head the eter
nal approval and friendship of John
Over bis ledger Brown pondered the
facts as be had stumbled upon them.
Between the nineteenth aud twentieth
floors of the Diamond block there was
an expanse of white wall quite unac
counted for why, that Mack wall was
the height of any of the other floors
In the building and yet there appeared
no door to mar its surface. The eleva
tors were of special construction, with
walls of solid metal plates and a grill
ed door, and tbe passing of this fif
teen feet of unaccounted for space
might be quite unnoticed unless one
was sharp eyed and sharp eared, like
young Brown. Why should there ba
such a waste of space in this great
building, where every foot of room
That wae the mystery, and George
Brown resolved to solve it.
At noon, as he waited for the eleva
tor, he saw the roof of the ascending
car stop Just below his floor level, and
he distinctly heard Mr. Robinson's
voice. When tbe elevator reached the
twentieth floor it was empty.
"I thought Mr. Kobinson Was on the
car," said Brown curiously.
Tbe middle aged operator shook bla
Henry Robinson, tbe manager of the
Diamond Interests, was a martinet Iu
discipline. George Brown despised
him accordingly and knew with un
erring certainty that he could fill Rob
inson's Job with one band tied behind
Brown argued thus: Henry. Robin
son b.Td supervised the buinilng of the
Diamond block what more natural
than he should connive to have one of
the floors sealed to public knowledge,
yea, even the knowledge of his guile
less employer, and use It to his own
advantage? What sort of work was
carried on secretly there? George
Brown bad it all figured out to a
nicety: counterfeiting, of course.
Robinson, the counterfeiter! What
a morsel for the amateur detective to
roll under his tongue.
But George Brown wanted to be
very sure that he was right before
springing his Information upon the un
suspecting John Diamond. Just at this
time Mr. Diamond was iu the west
So George Brown entered the tall
building across the street and survey
ed the Diamond block from the out
side and studied the Diamond block
from an upper floor whose windows
were on a level with the windows of
the mysterious unnumbered floor of
the Diamond block.
Counting carefully he found the
nineteenth floor, gold lettered win
dows of the Dover Insurance company
quite distinct then another set of win
dows unlettered, closely curtained,
then above them the wire screened
windows of the Diamond offices,
known as the twentieth floor.
At last he decided to consult a de
tective. - So one evening at C o'clock the ele
vator carried up five. passengers
George Brown, Allen, tho detective,
and two policemen In plain clothes and
a reporter from the Daily Dishup, for
Brown did not want his triumph to
When they had risen several stories
Allen placed his hand on tbe arm of
the elevator man and showed a re
volver. "You are my prisoner," he said cool
ly. "Now, my man, no fuss. Just
stop at that unnumbered floor between
the nineteenth and twentieth.'
White of face and with muttered
protests the man brought the car to a
standstill before that mysterious, un
numbered space that had attracted the
attention of keen young Brown. In
stead of opening the usual door, the
man turned and slid back a door In
the rear of the elevator, disclosing a
corresponding doorway in the wall.
That was the entrance to the un
George Brown was a-trcmble with
The fire entered the door and found
themselves at once in a narrow pas
sageway, softly lighted and thickly
enrpeted. As they passed from one lux
uriously furnished room to another
Brown pictured the downfall of tbe
guilty manager when his secret should
be disclosed to Diamond.
Handsome library, luxurious smok
ing room, billiard room and then tho
murmur of voices from an adjoining
room brought the five to a standstill
before a closed door.
Then with one movement the five
pushed into a small, lighted study,
where sat Kobinson. the manager. In
intimate conversation with John Dia
The millionaire sprang to his feet
and stared angrily at the invaders.
"What does this mean?" be de
manded. Tbe detective. Allen, was quite un
willing to share the honor alone. He
grasped George Brown by bis cont col
lar and pushed him to tbe front. In
picturesque words he explained the
"And this young pinhead" he ended
in a gasp of rage ns he shook George
Brown- as a terrier shakos a rat
Mr. Diamond was smiling austerely.
"Gentlemen." he said nt last, "this
private suit of rooms Is the only ref
use of a man weary of the noise and
clnttcr of tho world and the hollow
thing called 'society. Here I can hide
for weeks at a time, absorbed In my
books and In my experimental work
in the laboratory yonder. Now that
you have spied me out I can no longer
remain unlets I have your word of
honor that my secret shall remain un
published." Freely they gave tbe promise, all
save George Brown, who was too
crushed for utterance. He merely nod
ded his bead In n broken hearted way
and was glad that he knew of another
job that he tnisht have for the asking,
n Job where there was so much wovk
to be done that there was no time for
the development of the detective in
stinct. But the reporter of the Dally Dishup
yielded to temptation one. day and
published the whole story, and to tho
end of It he appended the announce
ment of the engagement of Miss Helen
Diamond to Henry Robinson, general
manager of th Diamond interests. '
And George Brown, sticking manful
ly to his new Job. smiled bitterly when
he read the announcement, anl took
to his breast the one crumb of .consola
tion It nJorded hitn.
He bad been right In his argument
that a millionaire's daughter amatlmes
marries her father's peneral manager.
Septe 15 in American
1770 New York city occupied by Zl
British under Lord Cornwallis; se
quel to the defeat of Washington's
army at the battle of Long Island,
17SU James Fenimore Cooper, the nov
elist. born: died 1851.
1SC7 William Howard Taft, twenty
seventh president of the United
State?, born in Cincinnati.
1011 Joel Benton, author, poet and
critic, died; born 1831.
Indiscretion. ' malice, rashness and
falsehood produce each other. L'En-