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aCHE IXOC& ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 17.1913.
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C TRADES IrUffil COUNCIL It
Wednesday, September 17, 1913.
Another comet has been discovered
beading this way. But. having but
Tlved Halley's comet, who cares?
The government having moved to
dissolve the coal trust, there is now
a good excuse for another advance In
1 l WaiWnrtnn 71 C. i firxMlf to move
!j2 buildings to clear two blocks of
Jand. And this In a city built on
w.' It Is to be presumed that the gov-
iernment order forbidding the shipment
-f deadly weapons into Mexico in
eludes the motorcycle.
' A play Is not considered Interesting
"'In New York now, unless all the Ten
- Commandments are broken in full
" view of the audience.
An eastern paper wants to know
If "women dress to please the men
'' or to excite the envy of each other.
The answer is, they do.
Why didn't Harry Thaw go to South
. Carolina and kill a colored man?
j'.Then Governor Blease would have
"given him an unconditional pardon.
Another tally for women's rights.
A Washington police judge has de
elded that a man can not wear his
-wife's false teeth, even if he did pay
If Mrs. Pankhurst wishes to add
eclat to her American tour by giving
exhibitions of window smashing, the
necessary stage properties will glad
ly be provided.
Ida M. Tarbell contemplates taking
up aviation. Undoubtedly the Stand
ard Oil company is ready to provide
her with all the gasoline she wants,
When Turkey, which never pays its
debts, can borrow $10,000,000 from an
American syndicate, the view that
tuoney is "tight" may be taken with
many grains of salt.
A Chicago policewoman arrested a
young man for trying to flirt with
. ber. The magistrate took one look at
' her and discharged hi in. You are
welcome to either of the two possi
A REASONABLE CONDITIO.
Christian Schmld, who led the op
.'position to the city's purchase of the
h tract of land of which Island City ball
I park is a part, on the ground of neigh-
bor hood objection, Informs The Argus
-that there will be no attempt made to
interfere with the will of the people
;". as a whole as expressed at the polls
nd no interference with the proper use
ot the park enclosure for the legiti
mate sports. If the property rights of
jithe people along the streets and ave
'nues leading to the ball park are re
spected. a Mr. Schmld states that in the latter
s years of league baseball in Rock Is
Hand, men and boys were In the habit
f of running over the lawns and prem
ises generally on their way to and
from the park, and, deaf to repeated
r and urgent appeals of the people there
fabouts. the city neglected to sufficient
ly protect their property to prevent
& Now Mr. Schmld contends there
imu8t be a new order, and in these
premises he- is entirely right. The
? people who have built homes and laid
voui lawns are entitled to protection
They have laid walks for the use of
"pedestrians, and the people going to
and from the ball park must be kept
f on those walks. When the ball season
opens a policeman should be stationed
fcon Eighteenth avenue to see that prop
erty rights are respected, and this,
t'The Argus believes, the city may be
. rt'ied upon to see to.
IS THIS LAW EVTORCEm
Tbe following U a wise law put upon
the statute through the efforts of Sen
ator CamptoeU S. Hearn of Qulncy:
"Be It enacted by the people of the
state of ni'nols, represented ln the
general assembly: That it shall be un
lawful for any person, firm or corpor
ation, as owner, agent, lessee or oth
ferwlse, that maintains or conduces any
public dance hall where intoxicating
beverages or liquors are sold or given
away, or any such dance ball that Is
adjacent or connected with any room,
-building, park or enclosure of any
kind where inch intoxicating bever
ages or liquors are- sold or given away,
to permit any minor to enter and be
and remain within such public dance
"hail, or b and remain upon the prenv
lie where such public dance ball la
located, unless such minor Is accom
panied by bis or ber parent or par
ents." The provisions of tbis law are such
which any citizen ef Rock Island
should and' does endorse Irrespective
of hs alignment on tbe liquor ques
tion. It ought to be enforced to the
letter right here in Rock Island.
REMOVE THE T7fDESIRABL.ES.
In another part of tbis issue of The
Argus appears an interview with a cit
izen in which warning is given of the
possible consequence of permitting the
depredations of a certain element of
colored people in Rock Island to go
unchecked. There are a couple of
dives in this city in which the colored
people assemble which should be sup
pressed. Hardly a week passes in
which there is not a cutting scrape,
and, as the citizen says, some day
something will happen that will be
attended by serious consequences.
It is not an unusual thing for women
sent out from the neighborhoods where
in these resorts are situated, on the
streets at night to stop citizens onl
their way home. Concealed some
where in the vicinity is always a male
companion of the woman waith for
any emergency that may arise. If the
citizen does not hurry along, he is lia-
ble to be held up. This is no exag-
geration, either of the conditions or
the probabilities. '
The localities in which these resorts j
or colonieg are located suffer serious-
ly. One of Rock Island's leading in-
dustrles has been hampered and dis-
couraged by the brand of people re-
ferred to. Recently, through the en-
terprise and public spirit of this Indus-
try, Fourth avenue was paved from
Twenty-fourth street east, and is
now a much-traveled thoroughfare,
and yet people who pass in auto-
mobiles or carriages drive through
one of the worst-appearing parts of
the city. The same industry, in hopes
of clearing the neighborhood, not -long pay the private manufacturers exces
since removed several shacks from its sive prices? That depends somewhat
own premises, and suffered the loss of
revenue from rentals in order to aid
in betterments, and j et a number of
buildings remain which, with the uses
to which they are cut. constitute
a disgrace to the city. That
industry has plans drawn and
ready for execution for extensive en
largements of its plant, involving an
expenditure of from $20,000 to $40,000,
the moment the neighborhood is clean
ed up by the city.
The Argus, in this reference to the
situation, involves no prejudice to any
race of men or women. Included in
Rock Island's population is a large
number of citizens of African descent,
against whom no charge can be hon-
sstly made. They behave themselves.
respect the law, and conduct them-
alroa o a is oil aa t Vi ita Vivrt? Vi oia
and thev would be a. slad as others
to see the unruly and offensive ele-
ment removed It is a disreputable at)le rrom a Riven location, consiaera
and undesirable class of citizens that tion must also be given to the mat-
arR of n ue to thA citv. that is pro-
The licenses of the dives that har-
bor them should be revoked and the
men who have no visible means of sup-
nort should be driven out of Rock Is-
land, and the women will follow.
"AXDREW JACKSOX" W1LSO.V.
The republicans In congress are ter
ribly disturbed over the firmness and
i skill with which President Wilson is
guiding the "ship of state" through the
"breakers" of the opposition to the-
administration measures of tariff and
currency reform. One of them has in-
Q.giianuy ucciareu premucui
since Auuitw jaLivauu ia "tsuu. "
alliums so uouiiueeriug in ub iruaiat-
ter as did President Wilson. 7 nis was
intended as a rebuke, but it was in
reality a compliment
The president has stood firmly for
H redemption of the pledges of the
party platforms on which he and the
members of congress were elected, and
he, as the party leader, has skillfully
-secured the acquiescence of the demo
cratic representatives. In doing this
President Wilson acted Just as An
drew Jackson acted under similar cir
The democratic party has long need
ed a leader of tbe Andrew Jackson
type. The party under such leader
ship wiirbe a party of construction,
not one of obstruction.
Andrew Jackson Wilson. We thank
you republicans for teaching us that
word. , ,
POULTRY CULTURE )J
Nearness to Market The desira
bility of being located quite close to
market Is frequently emphasl.ed be
cause It saves time and expense In
dllvering the products, makes possi
ble the prompt filling of orders anl
the arrival of the eggs and dressed
fowls to fresh undamaged condition.
There are a few changes and a little
nanaiing or me gooas enroute.
It is wonderful, however, what a
difference has been brought about by
the telephone, frequent mails and fast
expresses. Distance in actual miles
has been, as it were annihilated so
that tbe paying of an extra high price
for land because of its nearness to
market la not always worth while.
Possible Ctlstomers Any large city
or thriving town furnishes a good mar
ket for eggs and dressed fowls, while
the demand for breeding, fancy and
laying stock and for eggs for batch
ing, comes from all over the country.
Determine, if possible, whether the
poultry products of the given locality
are sufficient to supply the local de
mand. Consider whether an additional
supply could advantageously be sent
to the city markets, commission
houses, hotels and restaurants or pri
vate families of some city, or to the
stores, markets or boarding houses of
a neighboring town. The largest cities
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNES
Congressman from th Fourteenth District.
CSpeclal Correfmdence of The Argus.)
Washington. Sept. 15. Who would
Imagine that a government like the
United States of
pay $25 for an ar
ticle that it could i
for $12.52? !
But it has been
doing this very
thing for a great
many years. The
government Is pay
ing $25 for 4.7-lnch
shrapnel, the char
acter of ammuni
tion used in heavy
field guns, and at
the same time it
has been manufac
. turlng at Frank
fort arsenal, Phila
delphia, a portion
of its supply for
$12.52 all overhead
Field artillery ammunition Is not an
exception. The records of the war de-
partment show that the government
has been paying private manufacturers
from 25 to 33 percent more for sma'l
arm cartridges, and from 33 to 50 per
cent more for field artillery ammunl-
tion and equipment than it can manu-
facture them for in Its own arsenals
The question that naturally arises is,
Why has the government been wasting
the people's money in this manner? I
confess that I cannot answer. I have
tried to find a reason, but have run
across no one in Washington as yet
who could give me one. I have finally
conclude there isn't any reason; that
the government has simply been doing
it, and we will have to let it go at
But will the government continue to
on whether the people are interested
If the people have no objection, it is
reasonable to presume the government
will not get excited.
I bave introduced in congress a ser-
pay the highest prices for strictly
first class products. Ascertain if it
be practicable to establish a retail
route in the city suburbs or in the
neighboring town or village, deliver
ing the eggs and poultry regularly
lllectora ga.her up the eggf and
fowls in localities where poultry pro
ducts are plentiful. A special demand,;
f J r or shorter 6eason lg cre.
ated in sections where summer cot
tages and health and pleasure resorts
Means of Transportation
studying the possible markets avall-
ter of conveyance of the products to
Transportation by waterways is
usually the cheapest whether by lake, i
sea, river or canal. The boat carries
the eggs with very little jolting. The
railroads furnish the most common
means of conveyance whether express
or freight. Some trolley lines are
carrying freight, and it is hoped that
this method of transportation of pro
ducts to market will increase. Wagon
expresses are occasionally available.
The rosloffice department now in-
LIude8 a parcel post division so that
eggs and dressed fowls can be sent
cheapiy and safely t0 customers by
maU ag lg the custom at pre8ent in
England and many other countries. If
a retail route j8 be established a
nHvata deiiverv waeon becomes nee
egsary and ln that case the poultry.
The Young Lady
The young lady across the way
Mr. Thaw escaped he was assisted by five confederates and it certainly was
true that the old feeling between the north and south bad about died out.
ifs of six bills providing for a total
appropriation of $1,030,000 to enlarge
the plant at the Rock Island arsenal.
Rock Island, I1L, so that the govern
ment may manufacture its own artil
lery equipment and ammunition and
small arms cartridges.
The program of the war department
calls for $20,000,000 worth of field
artillery ammunition. I believe the
government could save $5,000,000 on
this order alone.
Ball cartridges, caliber .30, for the
regulation service rifles were made at
the Frankford arsenal in 1912 for
$26.95 per 1,000, including all over
head charges. For the same cart
ridge private manufacturers are re
Why should the government pay
private manufacturers $1,708 for a
three inch caisson when It Is manufac
turing the identical article at Rock
Island arsenal for $1,081, all overhead
Why should the government yf
private manufacturers $3,268 for
three inch gun carriage proper when
it is manufacturing the same thing at
the Rock Island arsenal for$2,341?
Gen. Cronier, head of the United
States war college, expresses the opin
ion that in the manufacture of field
artillery gun carriages at Rock Island,
he could save the government approx
imately 25 per cent of the prices be
ing paid private manufacturers.
The authorized program of the war
department calls for the purchase of
about $11,000,000 worth of field artil
lery vehicles, gun carriages and equip
ment. Twenty-five per cent of $11,-
000,000 is $2,750,000, or a saving of
more than double the amount of the
appropriation I ask for.
How much the United States gov
ernment has paid in excessive prices
to private manufacturers for army
and navy materials in the last twenty
years, I would hesitate to guess at.
That the sum would equal the cost
of an entire fleet of modern battle
ships, I have not the slightest doubt
in the world..
man should -pay some attention to the
condition of the reads of the locality
Where delivery of fresh eggs and
dressed fowls is made regularly once
or, twice per week by private wagon.
the location of the poultry yard should
be near enough to' the customers to
avoid excessive and expensive loss of
time in driving to and fro and of too
much wear and tear of horse and wag
on on the road. If thp chief object
is to be the selling of fancy fowls
and eggs the most important items to
consider are the railroad, express ac
commodations and the frequency of
the delivery of the malls. These fac
tors together with effective advertis
ing tend to equali e distances and
locations for this branch of poultry
keeping. Illinois Farmers' Institute
"You say Mr. Flubson has great ex
"Yes." replied the cynical office
"What makes you think so?"
"Because be manages to bold a job
without being competent to do any
kind of real work." Washington Star.
"Understand me, sir. I cannot live
without your daughter."
"But don't you misunderstand me.
young man. What 1 want to know
now is where you and Mary intend to
live after you have been married."
6t Louis Republic.
Across the Way"
says she saw in the paper that when
We work when the dawn Is gray.
And we toil when the sun has set.
And few are the spoils that we take
And small Is the vra!sewe get:
And often our backs are bent
And often we rail at things
And dally babble with discontent
At the gains which our tolling brings.
We grumble at those who drive.
We wearily pause to sigh;
With little enough to keep hope alive.
v laoor until we ale;
We potter and patch and fret,
We hammer and plow and grind.
And, coveting more than the pay we get.
axo stunted or heart and mind.
We work when the thunder rolls.
And we toll when the day is bright.
And wearily sigh that we give our souls
For the pitiful bondman's right;
Our dutiee are sadly met
And we grumble about our pay.
Forgetting that we would be worse oft
If our tasks were taken away. .
Beyond the Reach of Help.
"Try to cheer up Mrs. Widderly."
said the lady who had gone in to sym
pathize with the stricken woman.
"Oh, I can't I can't" sobbed the be
reaved one. "It is kind of ' you to
come to me but but' you can't help
me. You don't know what I haye to
"I know, dear, that I can't realize
the depth of your sorrow. Still, won't
you let me do what I can to .make
it easier for you?"
"It's no use it's no use. Oh, it
I could only quit thinking of it. But
I can't. There is the receipt. I told
him to wait a few days. The premlum
wasn't due for nearly two weeks, and
If he'd only have listened to me and
held off three days longer I'd be near
ly $800 ahead. I suppose I oughtn't
to blame him now that he's gone, but
he always was so headstrong."
The Rich Man's Envy. j
A rich man looked upon a poor man, '
And there was envy ln his breast;
The lucky rich man wore fine raiment.
The other was but poorly dressed.
The rich man's fingers blazed with
Ten thousand men his will obeyed;
The poor man's hands were big and
And marred with bruises toil had
The rich man. as he stood there gazing,
Forgnt Ms power in the land.
And envied the down-trodden poor man,
for he could shave with either hand.
A GRAND PART.
"I should think,"
said the lady who
had never acted,
"that- you would
hate to play the
part of such a
"Oh," re plied
the new star, "you have no idea what
opportunities the character affords for
splendid costumes." ) . -'
He Married Her.
He need to want to crawl y
At her feet.
He used to kiss her hand.
Which was sweet;
He was gallant then, but that
Was five years or so ago;
Now he doesn't lift his hat.
All he does Is grunt "Hello,'
When they meet .
.'- In the street.
Meanest of Them All.
"Senator, who was the meanest man
you ever knew?"
"He was an editor out ln my state.
During one of my campaigns he bolt
ed the opposition ticket and came out
for me and then charged me 20 cents
a line for publishing a card of thanks
I wrote him about it"
Not for Her.
"Gracious! I do.n't want to go there."
"Why not? I hear it's an excellent
"But lock at their advertisement.
Instead of saying 'cuisine unsurpassed'
they merely say they set a good
As It Frequently Happens.
"Yes, he married to get revenge on
a girl who had Jilted him."
"Did be get it?"
"No, she did."
In the opinion of tbe average wife
ber husband ought to do more of bis
economizing away from borne. Chi
Tbe grand essentials of life are some
thing to do. something to -love and
something to hope for. Thoma Ckat-
The Daily Story
IN; SEARCH OF FENBY BY ADELAIDE BURNHAM.
Copyrighted. j13, ty Assoclatel Literary Bureau.
Eackett's cablegram bad summoned !
Roy Bardwell to the little Central
American republic, where were situat
ed the 10,000 acres of mahogany forest
belonging to tbe Bardwell syndicate of
Roy found Cyrus Sackett at bis desk
in tbe consular effiee at Lontlgua, and
after the preliminary greetings were
over tbe consul pushed a box of cigars
across tbe table and lighted a .ciga
rette for himself.
"You sent for me. I am here. I
suppose there is something wrong,"
began Roy nervously as be scratched
a match. "What;s the matter?"
Sackett looked at the glowing end of
bis cigarette, while he answered tbe
question by asking another.
"Known this Fenby chap very long?"
"Oh, a few months before he came
down here. Why?"
"Ever do business with him before?"
"No, but be came highly recommend
ed from your predecessor on this Job.
Seems he used to be secretary to old
Kerfoot when he was in Lontlgua
some fifteen years ago. I have per
fect confidence In him."
"Then maybe I'm mistaken ln calling
you down here, but his head man. th
one ln charge of tbe native help, cam
to me a short time ago and said Fenby
"Disappeared!" echoed Roy blankly.
"Impossible, Sackett! Why, he had
$10,000 of our money ln bis pockets. I
sent him a draft on the 1st of the
month. It was for running expenses
ln getting out the Mmber, bis salary.
"He has cashed the draft." said the
Roy was pacing the floor now. his
brows meeting in a black frown and
his hands clinched in bis pockets.
Suddenly he turned and faced the con
sul. "Tell me what to do, Sackett" be
pleaded. "Why, we've got orders for
timber enough to clear expenses and
"DISAPPEARED ! H ECHOED ROT BLANKLY.
pay a handsome dividend, and I bave
promised delivery at the time specified
by Fenby. The $10,000 I sent to him
was a special Issue of stock, and the
stockholders are people In moderate
circumstances. If I can't recover the
money the whole thing will go to
smash!" " ! '
"He hasn't bad It long enough to
spend much." said Sackett thoughtful
ly. "This morning I learned that be
was last seen in Galveston. Oh, yes,
they usually make for the States to
spend money. I suggest that you go
there and tlike up the trail. Get a
good detective, and when you find your
man nail him and see If you can't get
some of the money back. Only my ad
vice is to locate him as soon as possi
ble, before he gambles it away. That's
his falling cards. Look for him where
there is high play and you'll find him."
"I'll do It." said the boy. with sud
den decision. "When can I get a
Sackett consulted a small book.
"A fruit steamer should be at the
wharf now. clearing for New Orleans
early tomorrow morning. I can get
you passage on her if you wish."
Two days later Roy, Bardwell was
In Galveston in company with a New
"Man named Fenby? Stammers?
No, sir; never beard of him. Had a
fellow here named Jacobs. He stam
mered some. Cards? Well, yes: he
did play a mighty lot when he was
here. Don'tknow where be went but
he did say ''lie . aimed to go to New
That was a sample of tbe informa
tion that Roy and Fox. tbe detecti.
gathered in their search for a clew to
Fenby's present whereabouts. At last
there came a day when a definite clew
Fenby, or Jacobs, as be now called
himself, if he was the late superintend
ent and manager of tbe Bardwelll
Lumber syndicate, was at the Hot
Springs. So Roy and Dsn Fox Jour
neyed north to tbe famous bealtb re
Two days' search of tLe city failed
to result In finding the absconder.
Then Roy developed a touch of bis
old enemy, rrieumatism. ncd he resort
ed to tbe baths in earnest.
"I will go on to Richmond." said
Fox. "A man named Fenby Las Just
cleaned $5,000 out of one of tbe gam
bling houses there, and I believe he's
the man. You stay here. Mr. Bard
well; it is possible that be may come
back again, for it is my belief that be
has been here and left"
"I'd go in a minute if I didn't bave
a feeling that he'd be around here,"
said Roy. "I've got to get blm. Fox,
w'th the money If I can. There are a
jpje ofhundre4 small stockholders
6 atUj 1
in New England that must be pro
tected, lie's got tbe money, the cur!"
The third morning after Fox's de
parture Roy Bardwell went down to
the bathhouses for his morning din.
His rheumatism was yielding, to the
Pete, the black attendant prepared
Roy's bath, and the president of the
Bardwell Lumber syndicate entered
the compartment and prepnred to en
dure the suffocating atmosphere pre
scribed for bis ailment.
From outside came the sound of
voices in conversation.
"B-b-ath ready, rete?" asked a south,
ern voice, mellow ln Its drawling ac
cents. "Tea. snh: Jes' a minute, sab."
That was all. But it was quite
enough for Roy Bardwell. Without
pausing to use the towel, he bopped
cut of the steaming tub and into his
bathrobe with nervous haste.
When be heard the stammerer enter
the adjoining compartment and heard
the splash of water Roy stepped out
side where Pete was banging the new
comer's clothing In the cheeking room.
"Why. sah. you done kotch yoro
deffT gasped rete as he beheld Roy's
flushed face, moist with the steamln.-z
vapor. "Whuffor you eomln' out dls
saway. De doc say you have to stay
in dere an hour and"
Pete's mouth opened so' wide with
astonishment that speech was utterly
Impossible, for Roy was holding a
twenty dollar bill agreeably close to
that black, toll worn band.
"Pete." be whispered sortly. "I'm
hunting for the man that stutters.
He's committed a crime. In the pock
ets of his clothes you have 'em there,
my man should be a weapon, pistol
probably. He Is a dangerous man and
might muss up your floor here with my
blood. Sure thing, rete, if he sees me
first! This twenty is yours if you
hand over the pistol to me. now many
are there? Two? By Jove. Fenby
isn't taking any chances! Now, bring
me my own clothing. Oh, don't you
worry, Pete, the police will be here in
a jiffy and you'll be protected."
The scared but opulent Pete assist
ed Roy Into bis clothes and led him
to the nearest telephone booth. There
he washed his bands of the whole
transaction and went back to bis du
ties ln the checking room.
Roy had a few moments' conversa
tion with the chief of detectives and
then sat down to wait for the arrival
of the officers with the warrant for
It was two hours before tbey heard
Fenby's preliminary cough and then
his stuttering call for the attendant
Pete waited on him and obediently
carried in tbe pile of neatly arranged
Ten minutes afterward there step
ped out of tbe compartment a tall,
loosely built man with bright blue eyes
staring from a sun tinned counte
nance. His eyes darted hither and
thither and concentrated ou Pete's
"B b-brlng that g g-gun back!" ho
"VYh-whiit gun. sah?" parried Pete,
ashy white with terror.
"I'll show you, you black" Fen
by's form curved into snnkellke little
ness as be slouched toward tbe black
man. His right band suddenly darted
down and the men watching from tbeic
hiding place in one of the compart
ments saw that now in his hand there
was a keen two bladed knife.
"Hand it over!" gnarled Fenby sav
agely. "B-but. sah" protested Pebs.
Just then Fenby leaped, but the po
lice olficer was too much for him. He
darted out. his foot flashed forward
against Fenby's advance and the ab
sconder measured bis length on the
tiled floor. For an instant he lay there
stunned, and before he recovered suf
ficiently to rise Bardwell and bis men
were upon blm and the handcuffs were
slipped over his wrists.
"B-b-bardwell. b-b-by Jove!" be said
dazedly. "They t-told me you had
gone b-back to N-new York."
"I'm on the Job." said Roy grimly.
"W-well. what do you w-wunt of
me?" asked Fenby, with sudden bra
vado. "About $10,000," was Roy's cool re
Bardwell threw back bis bead and
laughed. "I lost every p-penny last
n-nlght" he asserted.
But the detectives were not so easi
ly convinced. When Fenby was
searched at headquarters it was found
that be was possessed of $15,000 in
A week later Roy Bardwell started
north with $10,000 in bis pockets and
his copy of a contract signed by the
new manager of the Bardwell Lumber
syndicate in the Lontlgua district And
tbe new manager was well known to
Cyrus Sackett a man to be trusted,
but Bardwell did not tempt blm with
the possession of large sums of money.
As for Fenby, be served a term ln
prison for bis offense and lived to at-"
tempt revenge upon Roy Bardweirs
company. How be accomplished it and
the result are part of another story.
Sept. 17 in American
1777 Congress invested General Wash
ington with absolute power, mak
ing blm military dictator.
1787 Tbe United States constitution
was agreed to by eleven states In
18f52-BattJe of Antfetam. Maryland;
losses about 12.000 on each sido
Confederates abandoned the field.
1011 Colonel J. J. McCook last of the
"fighting McCooks" of Ohio, noted
in the civil war. died; born 1S44."
All the hews all the time Tha