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THE ROCK. INLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1913.
' Published dally, at 1624 Second ave
yrue, Rock Island, 111. (Entered at the
jjpoatoffice as aecond-claaa matter.)
fcek Ialaad Member ( the Associated
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tral Union, Hock Island H5, 1145 and
ttras will tell you. to riass out a twol
dollar bill for. a one and not discover
the loss until .you .begin to search for
that other dollar you had, but haven't
A currency reform that would elim
inate the $2 bill and the hoodoo at
the same time would be a reform that
would save money for generations to
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER
Congressman from tha Fourteenth District.
Tuesday, September 16, 1913.
$ After all that has been said and
fdone, the best thing about Governor
JSulzer seoiOB to be his wife.
fc "Russia is going to try sport as a
Vure for revolution." Great scheme.
'The Reds caa take it out on the umpire.
THE rrLS03T CHANGES.
It is a favorite republican charge
against the Wilson administration that
the president is demoralizing the dip
lomatic and consular service by sweep
ing changes in which the merit sys
tem is disregarded and only partisan
claims are recognized. The falsity of
such an assertion is shown in the
fact that in the past six months only
one consul general and four consuls
have been appointed. ' Probably no
president, at least in the last eight
years, ever made so few changes in
this branch of the government serv
ice on assuming office and inaugurat
ing a change of administration.
Among the diplomats, many of whom
are supposed to reflect the president's
personal views on questions of foreign
policy, the changes have been more
numerous. Surely no one can serious
ly criticise that.
If a democratic administration were
to rely upon republican ambassadors
and ministers, or vice versa, it can
eatily be seen how it might be em
barrassed by its enemies in a manner
that might possibly lead to its dis
crediting and failure in an important
The rtjpers bring a report of honey
!) breaking up a rpcllicg bee. They
Jiild not reccgu'-zo it as of their k'.n
The man who tried to pass confed
erate money in Detroit evidently made
the mistake of thinking he was in New
' After China's civilization becomes
ell established, Japan won't have to
j50 very far whenever it is looking fqr
lf.r JLri 1
IS BW , i
l It's impossible to stop them.
'armless won. an vo'ed in a suburb- of
fChlcago by marking her ballot with
C New is the time to fill your coal
1lns and coal cellars. It will not be
;Jong before fires will be needed in
grates and furnaces.
2 The first umbrella made its appear
.ance In 1777. But probably the first
oed rjlace to hide it did not appear
.'until some time later.
' Having seen -no government report
to the contrary, it can perhaps be tak
en for granted that the amateur garden
'crop came out all right. -
A Brooklyn woman has been allow
ed $1 a week alimony. All she requir
ed, of course, was the means to sup
port herself in the manner to which
the had become accustomed.
If the shortness of the corn crop,
and the consequent higher price of
corn increases the cost of whisky, the
consumers may berome "dry" and
-thus help the local option cause.
. Oklahoma thinks it has originated a
"variety of corn that will resist drougth
and mature Id 90 days from planting.
If the southwest will say that this is
so. the faith of the rest of the country
will be strong.
a good many overworked women
have probably at times felt like seek
lng respite from household drudgery
at almost any cost, but the case of
the Brooklyn woman who, after 20
years of married life, deliberately stole
an article from a store that she might
be arrested and sent to jail, stands
alone. According to the news dispatch
chronicling this occurrence, the wo
man told the judge that she found
"nothing at home but labor, continuous
and hard and no one to appreciate or
say a kind word." She was even
An I anxious to ao to iail to obtain a rest
The pathos of the Jife of this poor
woman is affecting indeed and yet
there are thousands of women who
are in the same boat. They are to be
pitied and it is to be hoped that the
Brooklyn case will set some selfish
husbands and children to thinking
and induce them to lighten the bur
dens of their household drudges. The
least they can do is to say a kind word
to the 'woman who toils from morning
to night for them seven days in the
week, but they can also do many
things around the house to make the
wife's and mother's life easier.
It is probably true that children are
not as considerate of their mothers
as they were in the days of our grand
mothers and this is partly the fault of
the mothers, for too many of them do
not take the trouble to teach their
children how to help in the household
work when they are young. The
daughter is allowed to play with her
companions when she should be wash
ing the dishes or sweeping her bed
room; the boy is not corrected when
he throws his things carelessly around
the house for mother to p'Ick up and
The woman with children can ma
terially lighten her burdens if she
starts in at the right time to teach
her children to help her. Thl3 is also
better for the children themselves, as
they acquire knowledge that will stand
them in good stead later in life.
(Special Correspondence of The Arg-us.)
Washington, Sept. 14. Now that the
tariff bill has passed, comment turns
to .the men wno
came 'out of the
contest in the sen
ate with glory
Many . men of
whom much was
expected failed la
new to the opera
tions of the senate
ly to eminence and
The debate be-
tween James Ham
ilton Lewis from
Illinois and Elihu
Root, the senator
from New York,
took the high wa
ter mark of con
stitutional and sen;
atorial eloquence. The debate was the
pride of the senate. It was remarked
upon by all the senators as a revival
cf the old time senatorial glory. The
galleries were quickly crowded to the
doors, the lobbies, were crammed, and
for the first time in years the senators
rushed back to their seats from -committee
rooms, and in unmoved silence
lent attention and admiration to the
great debate. The attack was made by
Senator Root He delivered a prepar
ed and masterful speech on what he
termed was the inequality of granting
exemption to the farmer, laborer and
to a certain class of citizens who were
without incomes. He ducted the con
stitution and the debates of the con
stitutional convection. He delved- into
the philosophy of 'government to the
apparent satisfaction of his side. He
p'eaded to an attentive and admiring
senate. The republicans were proud
of him. He seemed to be a -victor.
off, and in detail entered upon the an
swer to Root's argument Then came
the exhibition of the great power Lew
is w as known to have. It was the qual
ity of which his admirers in ths west,
particularly in Illinois, knew was in
him the extempore orator, equipped
in history and literature, and prepar
ed in statesmanship; and fortified with
the reason of government He analyz
ed Senator Root's constitutional argu
ment, and as he crushed it, he capped
his arraignment by quoting Root
against himself, in one of the New
York senator's previous speeches, and
forced Senator Root to acknowledge
his own conflict of views. Then Sena
tor Lewis took up what he termed was
the un-American and un-democratic
position of Senator Root in condemn
ing the democracy for granting ex
emptions to the poor. In satire and
sarcasm Senator Lewis withered Sena
tor Root as he destroyed bis argu
ment Senator Root was visibly af
fected. He sunk in his chair, flushed,
and grew nervous. Soon he apparently
became indignant He felt his hum.1l
iation and his side was conscious that
it was vanquished. The old senators,
such as Lodge of Massachusetts, Gal-
linger of New Hampshire and Penrose
of Pennsylvania all were conscious
that their .great champion had been
vanquished. As Senator . Tillman of
South Carolina said, "the king had
been uncrowned." Senator Kenyon,
the republican senator from Iowa, said
j openly tbat Lewis' speech was the
greatest neara in tne senate in
years, while Senator La Follette free
ly expressed his opinion, saying, "Thi
destroys Root. He is finished, and
from this time on no senator in this
chamber will ever challenge Lewis to
Senator James of Kentucky con
ducted a rough aad tumble debate with
Senator Bristow , cf Kansas. James
"chewed up" Bristow, but it was the
The Daily Story
THE BLACK HOUSE BY ALI
Copyrighted. HI 3, fcy Associatel Literary Bureau.
The senators, "Williams of Mississippi, i kind of performance one sees on the
Chairman Simmons of North Carolina
Shively of Indiana in charge of the
income tax amendment, seemed to be
confused, and were paralyzed to bi
lence. Then the democratic side look
ed about for a man. Senator Lewis of
Illinois was remembered as the man
who had saved Secretary of State Bry
an at the critical moment. It was
when the republican senators institut
ed resolutions of condemnation for
leaving his post to 6peak at chau-au-quas
for money. All the democratic
senators turned to Lewis. He had no
.warning of Roofs speech or . notice
that he waB to reply, but he' was the
Lewis who other senators knew and in
him was confidence. The Illinois sen
ator was asked to take the floor and
answer Root of New York.
He arose and got recognition of the
chair. Senator Lewis took Senator
Root's argument just where he left
Canada Is said to hold the key to
wheat rrices. This announcement may
not ho correct, but it is certain that
by its liberal waterway policy the do
minion has made Montreal the first
port in wheat exportation.
ATTENTION OP COMMISSIONER
' Despite all that has been said and
promised to the contrary that caved-in
ehack on Twentieth street near Fifth
avenue is still there. But it will not
be long. It is gradually settling and
crumbling and one of these days it
wlU collapse completely with possible
loss of life or human injury. The
least serious of the likely consequences
will be that the city will be involved
In damage suits. .
:.' That it lias been permitted to re
main bo long is a disgrace and a
;hame. to say nothing of the reck
less disregard of chances and conse
quences. It is an eye-sore that no
-elf-respecting city would tolerate for
moment much less months,
c It Is time for Mr. Hart to arouse
himself and do something before It is
s'.ump at a county fair. Senator Pen
rose of Pennsylvania and Senator
Martine of New Jersey had an alterca
tion for hours in exciting personalities,
but this was ar)3rformance not unlike
a fight in a justice court Senator
Reed of Missouri and Senator Norris
of Nebraska got into a conflict on the
agricultural schedule, and clashed with
great noise, but this had to be squelch
ed by the chair, the debaters being
called to order. It was left to the per
formance of Lewis of Illinois, the em
pire, state f the west, and Root, the
senator from the empire state of New-
York, to bring the debate to the high
level of great oratory and to the point
reached since the days of Douglas of
Illinois and Cass of Michigan, Ingalls
and Blackburn, and Dolliver and Bail
ey in later years.
Illinois had reestablished herself as
first in the United States Eenate.
Hear the kicks!
Hear the people making kicks.
Oaa would think the poor old world
in a most unhappy Ox:
Men are kicking at the weather, they are
kicking at the price ,
That they have to pay for fuel, that theyi
have to pay for lee; ,
They are kicking at the way j
This and that Is dene today, 1
They are kicking at conditions as they
loom up everywhere: j
They have kicks to make because j
Rascals disobey the laws.
One would think that crime was rampant'
and t'lat woe was in the air! '
Hear them kicking, kicking, kicking, oh:
the wild and woeful kVcks. ',
And the kicks concern religion, science,
art and politics; 1 ;
There are kicks from those who work, i
There are kicks from these who shirk. 1
All the world, it seems, 1b keeping busy
Making kicks, kicks, ki-fcs.
Keeping up the daily average of kicks, j
kicks, kicks, kicks, kicks, kicks.
Do the everlasting kicks
Indicate a Bijiash-up? Nix!
The world would quit revolving If we
didn't hare the kicks
.From the men who wield the picks
And the ones who lay the bricks.
And the one3 who wear the Jewels, and
the ones who sing and write;
Never since the world began
Has a point been won by man
Ciiless he kicked to get it, and did so
with all his might!
'Tis pleasing thing to mix
Gladness In among our kicks)
When we may;
But, with gladness or without,
We may never hope to rout
The legions filled with kickers they'll be
here till Judgment Day
They'll be here to make their kicks
Till there's Ice upon the Styx,
Till the last grave undertaker the last
But a lot of us are kicking with no cause
' for making1 kicks,
Without the slightest reason - for our
kicks,' kicks, kicks.
And never helping any with our kicks,
kicks, kicks, kicks, kicks, kicks,
t. THE TWO DOLLAR BILL,
" What's your opinion about the two
dollar bill? Would you rather have
'two ones or one twoT
i Most of cs will agree that we do
ot possess enough of either, but the
f 'Pittsburgh Dispatch thinks much trou-
J fie would be avoided by elimination of
t two dollar bill.
. Countless peons, says the Dis-
tca, who have some time or other
tepted 'change tor one dollar for
S wo-dollar bill will be interested la
theSatory A "Ole Prince" Robinson,
'-the coioTd barber in the house barber
ahop at Washington. When the ser
jeant-at-arms offered him five $2 bills
Che other day as part of his pay, Rob
inson waved them wildly away, de
claring that every $2 bill carries with
It the "Egyptian curse;" that he would
Tather break a looking glass, walk un
sder a ladder or turn back without
"making a cross mark that take a 2
JbilL because it was a sure sign of
I Whether there is an "Egyptian
curte" on the f 2 note or not, continues
the Dispatch, there has certainly been
4nany an American curse put on it It
U the easiest-thing In the world, Tic-
Strsat Corners Knew Them Early In
ths Eighteenth Century,
Liquid blacking, such as is cow used,'
was invented early in the nineteentti
century. Previously varloua mixtures
There are many allusions in eight
eenth century literature to sheeblacka
and blacking. In the London World of
Jan. 81, 1754, Edward Moore, describ
ing the miseries of an author, says that
he would rather have started in life as
a shoeblack had he but had the money
to buy or credit to procure 'a stool,
brush and blackball."
An old kind cf blacking consisted of
ivory black, very coarse moist sugar
and water, with a little vinegar. A
mixture of whale oil and soot was used
in Gray's time. The authpr of "Tri
via" has several allusions to the "black
youth" who stood at street corners
then as now:
Hark! The boy calls th to his destin'd
And the shoe shines beneath his wily hand.
Defoe makes bis Colonel Jack de
scribe himself when a boy as a dirty
vagabond,. "like a 'Black your shoes,
your honor?1 a beggsr boy. a black
guard boy or what you please, despica
ble and miserable to the last degree."
Here is another quotation from "Trt.
His treble voice resounds alone the mews.
And Whitehall echoes, "Clean your hon
or's shoes!" - ,
London Notes and Queries.
$2.000,00C for the ministers' pension
fund and missionary work. It is
planned to provide a total fund of $ 10,
000,000. Portland, Ore. Individually and col
lectively denying that they are parties
to any conspiracy in restraint of trade,
the American Telephone and Tele
graph company and subsidiary con
cerns filed answers in the federal
court to the complaint of the govern
ment, which has started a civil anti
trust suit against them.
St. Louis Professor George Payne,
head of the department of sociology
in the Paris Teachers College, part
of this city's public school system,
told a meeting of Methodist ministers
that the ordinary high school course
unfitted the ordinary boy for the vo
cations of life. He said most high
school graduates would not take a
job at menial wages. '
St. Louis Thoma3 McCarthy, a
freight handler supposed to be poor,
willed away $8,000 before his death in
the city hospital. He set aside $500
for funeral expenses, gave $2,000 to
relatives and left the residue of the
estate in trust with Father Timothy
Dempsey for charitable purposes. His
wages never exceeded $15 a week. He
got his meals in restaurants.
"The Young Lady Across the Way"
New York The will of William P.
Havemeyer, an organizer of the Amer
ican Sugar Refining company, filed
for probate, leaves -all except $5,000
of his fortune to his four children.
The $5,000 goes to Lydla G. Magee of
Pennington, N. J.
Washington Three men were ar
rested in a raid designed to break up
a band of confidence operators who
have fleeced tourists out of thousands.
The prisoners said they were E. B.
Daubney, Boston; John McGeehan,
Newark, and Henry Wood, New York.
Toledo As a part of the celebration
in 1917 of th',"r hundredth aniver-
Revenge is sweet, but alas, it is gen
erally for the other fellow.
It would be difficult to make some
people believe champagne might taste
lust as good under any other name.
When a man is 6ued for breach of
promise he is likely to find that an old
love letter is worth much more than
the paper it is written on.
The man who is afraid to exceed the
speed limit never can be a hero to his
A woman begins by sighing: "I
can't go because I have nothing to
wear." Then she gets clothes and
frets because she has no chance to
Before they are married he deems
1 every hour lost that he cannot spend
i in her company. Afterward when
she goes to visit her parents for a
' msivttVi r t Via flmiroa tViaf it la
just so much clear gain.
Vion, the general
eolation to raise
Too Sensible to Lose.
"Will you promise," she anxiously,
asked, "not to do anything desperate
if I say it can never be?"
"Yes," he replied, "I think a man's
fool ho goes to the bad because
girl refuses to love him."
"Then I will be yours." -: V
The Hope for Fame.
We all go hoping Fame
Will give us crowns some day.
But if she sweetly came
And asked us in what way
We'd worked to have the right
To sit upon the height
How few of us could say!
The young lady across the way says she saw in the paper that Presi
dent Wilson's foreign policy was considered perfectly safe, but she should
think a man in his position would pre-fer to patronize one cf the good Amer
ican companies, though come to think of it he probably took out his insur
ance before he got into public life.
Mixed on His Birds.
"Mamma sent me after a pound of
coffee, Mr. Pelican."
"My name is not Pelican," said the
grocer, as he weighed out the coffee.
"My name is Mr. Crane. What made
you tiiink it was Pelican?"
"Well, that's what papa calls you,
'cause he says there's eomething about
your bill that always makes him think
of a pelican."
I was one of the detectives on duty
at the Ramercliff-Halsey wedding re
ceptions, where thousands of dollars
worth of beautiful gifts were display
ed in the library and adjoining study,
and my duties had confined me to these
rooms, where a paceant of brilliantly
gowned women and somber clad men
passed in and out
It was a marriage of youth, beauty
and great wealth with talent and more
wealth, for Dr. Ramercliff had a na
tional reputation as a specialist in dis
eases of the brain, and it had been a
matter for universal surprise when the
grave and studious physician bad step
ped from the seclusion of professional
life to court the brilliant young debu
tante and win her. '
Now the bride had retired to don her
traveling gown. They were to leave
on the -western express, and their des
tination was a secret
Presently they came, and I 6hall nev
er forget Dr. Ramercliff's look as he
passed out of the door with his beau
tiful bride. His handsome face ex
pressed maniacal triumph.
A feeling of uneasiness possessed
me for days afterward, and I was not
surprised when Benjamin Halsey, the
father of the bride, paid me a visit In
my private office.
He was looking haggard and wor
ried, quite unlike the happy, genial
gentleman who had presided at the
wedding of his motherless daughter.
"Blair, I need your help," he said
when we were alone.
"What is it, sir?" I inquired.
"You were at my daughter's wed
ding reception three weeks ago. You
saw my daughter leave the house with
"They have disappeared completely
"Well?" I was still wondering at
: "Read that" he said, thrusting a tat
l tered bit of paper Into my hands.
.It was a piece of brown wrapping
paper, and on it were a few scrawled
words: "Oh, father, come! This terri
ble black house! I am going mad! He
is coming now! I must hide this!
"You believe that your daughter
"I do. It is her handwriting. It
was received in my mail this morning,
the envelope bearing a blurred post
mark, and in addition to my name and
address were the penciled words,
'Whoever finds this please mail at
He produced the envelope, and I
studied the postmark through my.
"Looks like Woddrift. ThatVa lit
tle village down on Long Island," I
said finally. "I'll go down there at
once. You believe that both of them
have met .with foul play?"
He shook his head doubtfully.
"Read thnt note over again, Biair.
It's some of Ramercliff's work, I fear.
I should never have allowed Bess to
marry hira. He is almost mad himself
over his profession, but he fascinated
her. You will go at once. Blair?"
"Within the hour." I decided, replac
ing the time table in my pocket.
It was 4 o'clock when I reached
Woodrift, a little north shore village,
surrounded on three sides by oak for
ests and. on the fourth by a shallow
I made casual Inquiry among th
loungers about the postoffice and hotel
where I put up, but none of them bad
seen any strangers thereabouts. The
postmaster did give me a clew.
"The old Vale place was taken by
strnncrers several months ago, but I
don't believe any one Is there yet."
"Who la the caretaker?"
"Search me!" said the postmaster,
returning to his neglected duties.
"Some queer foreigner who lives in
the b;irn and buys his supplies over to
I cIkwo to take my first view of the
Yale place, by moonlight I had trav
ersed perhaps half a mile along the
gloomy wood road, where moonlight
fell in silver patches on the carpet of
thick leaves, when a man passed me,
going swiftly toward the vilinge.
He paused and peered at me for an
"Where you go?"' he asked thickly,
and I smelt whisky on his breath.
"Oakville," I said tsharply.
"Oh," he siiid, with his foreign ac
cent. "You on wroiig road. Go back
quarter mile, turn to left."
"Thanks," I murmured ironically,
for I recognized the caretaker of the
Vale place and his evident desire to
lure me away from the house, which
he was leaving unguarded.
To allay his suspicions I walked
back with him and allowed him to j
place me on the risht path. When fce
was out of sight I retraced my stepg j
and, after walking for pethaps a mile,
always following the more untraveled
road, I finally came upon a high brick
wall that wound around among the
trees tncircling the dark bulk of a
It was a lonely spot enough, tho
woods closing around the bouse within
the wall. The moonlight fell in patch
es on the ground, overgrown with
coarse grass and briers. The shutters)
of the house appeared closed, bnt
against the niht sky I saw a thin'
trail of smoke from one of the chim-i
As I studied the bouse I noticed ai
strange radiance that seemed to bo I
Beneath me was a large room fur
nished as a bedroom and a study.
There were a larpe table heaped with
books and papers, a desk and com
fortable chairs. The walls were lined
with bookcases filled with volumes
bound in uniform dark covering.
It was a workroom, the workroom of
The student was Dr. Ramercliff. He
was sitting at the desk absorbed in
writing. He had already filled sheet
after sheet of paper, nil of which were
scattered over desk and floor.
Suddenly he leaned back in his chair
and an agonized expression convulsed
his face. He reached his hand to
ward a small vial, shook some pellets
into his mouth and dropped back in his
chair, one hand gripping his heart His
eyes closed and he breathed heavily.
Was his seizure a heaven sent oppor
tunity for me? -
I slipped back to my tree, gained
the piazza and found entrance through
a front window. I pried open the
wooden shutters, smashed the glass
with the butt of my revolver, turned,
the catch and raised the sash. As I
entered I seemed to be smothered in
folds of heavy drapery. Kicking my
self clear, I found myself in total dark-,
I drew out my electric torch and
pressed the button. "Heavens!" I shud
dered as I realized my surroundings.
I appeared to be in a mortuary chap
el, for walls and ceiling were paneled
in black, the carpet was of thick black
pile, the furniture of dead black luster-j
less teakwood. cushions, draperies
everything in that horrible room was
the same grewsome black. '
I opened the black enameled door
and entered a black hall. I passed
through a black library and a black
dining room, and my nerves were a-tin-t
gle with horror.
The kitchen was a cheerful apart
ment compared to the others, for it
was slate gray. ,
Up the black painted stairs I crept,
feeling a strange depression stealing
over me, the unwholesome influence of
the dreadful house; through a black
upper hall to the nearest black paneled
door. There I paused.
What would I find within this grew
some place where Dr. Ramercliff,
plainly a lunatic, had taken his beau
tiful bride, petted daughter of the mil
lionaire? I turned the handle and entered a
Stretched on the couch, face down
ward, her face buried in black sofa pil
lows, was a slender form garbed in
Her hair was white as enow.
I turned the light upon her, and I
placed my band on her arm, and she
screamed with terror.
"Go away!" she cried. "Oh, go
"Mrs. Ramercliff," I said "Miss FJal
At the last word she turned and lift
ed her beautiful white face to me, a
face wild with fear. Her black eyes
widened, and she gave one great glud
"Oh, take me to father'." And then
she sank buck unconscious.
I did not stand upon my going from
that place. I gnthered the poor little
bride in my arms and carried her down
the stairs and out of that awful house.
I was able to got a team that would
take us to Oakdale, .whore 1 hired a
.motorcar, aud about midnight we drew
up to the Halsey residence, the white
haired bride with my handkerchief tied
over her lovely locks, garbed in black,
and I the young detective with my
first .great case.
Mr. Halsey was in his library, and I
shall never forget his glad face when I
restored his daughter to him.
I remained long enough to hear her
story, and then I left father and daugh
ter together, for I must journey onco
more down to Woodrift and ascertain
if thnt insane bridegroom had suc
cumbed to the seizure I had witnessed
from the roof. '
He was dead when I reached the
black house, a victim of heart dis
ease. And so perished a brilliant
iuind that was destroyed by its own
Bessie's story was pitiable enough.
Her husband had taken her to the
black house, and as coolly nr.d im
personally as he might have watched
the struggles of a butterfly Impaled on
a pin he studied tin; effect of color on
the brain. In the dense Mack atmos
phere of the black house he calmly
watched the slow killing of the beau
tiful girl. He hi:d told her of his In
tention, and she had struggled desper
ately to get a message to her father.
Once she had escaped iind reached the
1 road, but when she found them In pur
suit she tossed her letter into tho
bushes and a Ho wed herself to be re
captured, but her message had gone
Thnt was nil. 5Irs. Ramercliff re
covered her health and beauty, and the
secret of her disappearance was never
Benjamin Halsey kept his word. Ho
.ewardeJ me. He made me the rich
est man in the world, for 1 married
Sept. 10 in American
I'd lite" to' see the woman
could make a foot of me."
"Very well. Jnst giance at the next
good looking one yon meet." Chicago
Who demands Jnstlce mnst adminis
ter Justice. German Proverb
-'";ui!i!;us wiui his iiet entered
the sea of Sargasso.
diffused from the roof, a soft, steady, .
gjiden glow such as might be produced j lTTil-B.ittie of Iliiilem Heights or
cy a KKyiiirut in tue ceiling or a bi.i-i
liant'y lighted room under the roof. j
I swung myself into the branches of J
a huge oak tree that overhung the fiat
roof and was soon creeping on hands;
and knees over the tin covering the '
edges. Beyond thut was, an expanse j
of sash such as is used in greenhouses j
occupying almost the entire roof. j
"Another freakish New Yorker," I
muttered to myself as I bung over the
edge of the glass roof and peered
!nwn into tha lighted snace. .
Iisriem Plains. Xt-w York city.
Washington personally directed
the colonial ri.leuitii. who defeat
ed Hessian opponents.
lSS3-.Tuuitis Brutus Booth, actor and
manager, e'dest son of the distin
guished actor of that name and
brother of Ld win,, died: born 1821
1901-Stale funeral fror William M.
Klnley at capltoliln Washington-
the time The