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OTHiS ROCK ISLAND iVRGUS, MOX13AY. SEFTE3rBER ?9, 11,13.
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Monday, September 29, 1913.
Greece is again preparing for war.
Alas the poor Turk.
It may be those English golfers are
proficient at croquet.
The bankers of Illinois have gone
on record as opposed to the currency (
Mil. The people, however, want it
and will get it.
We have It on Senator La Fcllettf's
Authority ti.at th- trusts ran never
be Fuhdued by oratory. But still he
keeps on talking.
"i We Pure are in the electric a?e. It
' Is estimated that ne.arly 70 per cent
...of tho people In the Vnited States nov,-
use electricity in Home form every
;-iay, if only for telephoning or ringing
, door bells.
An automobile Manufacturer pre
dicts the coming of machines that
can travel 2U0 wiles an hour. It is
not the coming of them so much as
the Koin' of them that will interest
the people on the ground.
The appointment of Harry M. Fin-
'dell, editor of the Peoria Journal, to
the lUiFsian ministry is an honor wor-
thily bestcwed. Mr. 1 ind!! will ably
and grncioiiMy represent the govern
nunt of the Vni'eJ States at the
A mother in Cedar Ra;:i:is was in
form' d by a rote freni a teacher that
her son. rhou'.d bo trt.iv.1 for attigma
tira. Th faithful mciU.-r wrote a
note ba.k thtt Flie had Riven Johnny
ra sound thresb'ns ad hod he would
' not do it apain.
Kvi lenee has been discovered that
Bhakesp.-are vrs r. tv. dodder. Pur-)
Ihcr search pmhebly v. iil reveal that !
he irecu'-'ntV accrchcd cvrr the lult-1
Vards without tail lights a:d wi'h muf-j
I't cut out and ' .'eiuted -very ordi-:
3I8.1CC and rule of public taiely. I
Tilt: W l-.ST MM liOOM.
The evidence cf ncv l.'fa in the
vt-st section of Cue city, following the
adoption of the numersus projects! K vt.xiv I'KF.sithsxt.
that promise fo much, cot crdy for the The democratic ways, or if you pre-
directly interested di-.rict wist off.rit. the tr? Americanism, of Preai-
Fcvente lUh ttrett, but for tho newly
.mnexed territory, are gratifying to commendable. He is the most invet
thP pc-ople of P.ock WarJ . vhole. j ,.,( t ,f , 0J
The plans for to hs.anti .l now, fof lheatrical9 , ,
lcss and flat building each to eilibr4icill! vaudeville and moving pic-
conla'.r. a theatre, one on Klevnth . , ,, o . ;,-'.
. . , ' , I turns, cs well as the more legitimate
street rnd Twelfth n" ;nuo and the I .
. . . . . , . or-t"ia.
rue, may be traceable to two causer,
the permanent Improvement cf streets
-in that part of the city and the? proiTt'
j-'lce cf other adantucf pnarantecd In
the success of the propositions adopt
f rd by the people in the special elec
Thus is it shown that development
end genera! be' torment follow public
improvements, and if the people in the
west end will taka an inventory of
their property values a year henco
they will find an enhancement that
will make them z'.i up and take notice.
THE frCAKCITV OF ATTM'..
At a meeting of meat packers in
Chicago last week the growing bcarc-
ity of cattle in this country was de -
'plored and methods proposed to cdu
. cate farmers to raise more cattle,
r, Thia move on the part of the meat
1 packers is a good one, and it is to
j be hoped It will succeed iu incrcas
i ing the eurply of animals to meet the
rt But it cannot be claimed by the
j meat packers that the decreasing sup-
r piy OI eaiue la im? uiaiu mure iu
p high prices asked for meat. The prices
'. Daid cattle raisers in Chicago and ia
y other markets do not Justify the exist-
ing high cost of meat to the consumers,
n Besides, the packers did not show
that the supply of cattle does not
. meet the demand for home consump
C Hon. As a lady who read the report
of the packers' convention remarked
to the writer: "If the supply of cattle
f. is as Inadequate a"s the packers claim,
i why is so much of the product of the
product of the cattle they slaughter
t rlaced in ccld storage and exported to
J other countries?" j
c. This ia a proper and important cues-!
? tion. Why should cattle and other!
p meat products be exported if the sup
g ply is not sufiicicnt to meet the home
p demand T
r .. . , r
; various reasons are advanced ion
the Dish cost of meat, but few ctn-
tend thiit it is tec3use of the lack of
supply. Tfco supply may not meet
- the demands of the packers, but ft
I wi! n'fet the demands of the eonsum -
i crs. and certainly exceeds the demands
L' cf consumers at present prices. There
dim be ptJw reasons than scarcity of
cattle for the high prices asked for
meat. What these reasons are the
packers might be ahle to explain if
they would try.
The scarcity of cattle looks like an
excuse, not a reason.
THE CITY'S BAI EXAMPLE.
The stand taken by the municipal
commission since the inauguration of
the present system of new paving and
repaying throughout Rock Island. thatWorth Bailey, the fighting progressive
only under circumstances of dire
emergency may the improved streets
be disturbed, has been everywhere
commended and upheld. Property
holders ail over the city who have
paid cheerfully for pavement only to
see it indiscriminately torn up by
contractors for underground work or
connections and never properly re
paired, realize to their sorrow the er
ror of past policies in this respect.
Some of the principal thoroughfares
of the city have in recent years been
practically destroyed by euch care
lessness and indifference, and pave
ment that under ordinary circum
stances and proper care would last
for years, has become so honeycomb
ed as to require entire overhauling,
and in many instances relaying, be
cause the gas man, the waterworks
man, the plumber or someone else had
been allowed to dig into the street.
It v,as consideration of all these
facts that prompted Commissioner R.
it. Reynolds in his positive refusal to
allow the promoter of the automatic
telephone system to cut up the 6treets.
'Tunnel, was Commissioner Reynolds
demand, and while the edict was at
tended by a great hue and cry and
all sort3 of nonsensical threats on the
part cf the promoter, Mr. Reynolds
stood pat and was perfectly right in
doing so. In this attitude Mr. Rey
nolds has had the backing and sup
port of Mayor Schriver and the other
members of the municipal council, and
it is on this account that no little in
dignation has arisen because any de
partment of the city government,
which has properly refused private in
terests the privilege of disturbing
new pavement, should have torn up
a portion of the asphalt pavement at
Fourth avenue and Twentieth street,
to make belated improvements in
water valves that should have been at
tended to before the pavement was
The city by this act of contributory
I negligence on the one hand and rack
inconsistency on the other has made
it the more difficult to enforce syste
matically its own rule against allow
ing the new Ftreeta to be destroyed
under any circumstances. People
who have pride in the city fear, and
not v ithout reason, that the pavement
that has been disturbed will not be
speedily repaired, and as cause for
the'r fear they point to evidences til
over the city where the streets have
bcsn torn up, as cited heretofore, and
as a more recent evidence the effects
cf wcrk done ty tho waterworks de
partment a! Fourteenth-tnd-a-half
where after the street was psved with
asphalt, the waterworks department
found underground work necosssry
Rid the surface has not yet been put
b'.ck in the condition that it should be.
Let ths practice of tesrln? up the
iftroeis b9 cgain started, end cill the
iiiii.rcvemerts that have been made in
two ; ears will soon go to
dent V.'iison is both admirable and"
Tker.tre managers In Washington
bke to havo the president visit their i
theatrts and it has been the custom
tor the occupant of the White house
to give notice of his tisit. Mr. Wilson
hr.3 shattered this precedent- He goes
with the crowd unannounced and like
tin otdinary citizen he takes his
chance of securing a "good" seat.
Instead of occupying the "president'
I ox" he prefers a seat in the audience
and even goes In "peanut heaven." At
vaudeville and picture shows he se
lects a Beat with the general audi
ence. At golf he usually plays with
a friend but is not averse to becom
ing part of a foursome with members
of the club whom he does not know.
It be recalled that at the br.se-
J.,all n,mes the president has refused
to use the" presidential box and has
eat w.ta the fans in ths ordinary
is treatly Interested in the game
and "roots" for the home team but
never fails to applaud a good play
made by a visiting player. He is a
former football player and continues
j his interest la that strenuous sport.
im.iif uuv jjx etiu?ui ui rfcem limes
he walks the streets of Washington
accompanied only by a secret service
President Wilson's plainness will
become emulative. It is high time.
Official life at the nation's capital has
been too plainly patterned after Euro
The railroads of the United States
use about 150,000,000 wooden ties
P.J v.. . . - . . . . .
I wuav, iui;.a., is reported to ne
the toremost city in the country for
varied and close utilization of forest
:,Icre tnn one-fourth of all the
j sheep in the 11 Etates nearest the Pa-
j f nc coast are grazed on the national
i The national forests contain water
j powers with an aggregate estimated
capacity of 12,000,000
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER
woncrestman from ths Fourteenth District.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.) j
wasnington, D. C, Sept. zi. it is a mo
sharp cry of warning which Warren
Johnstown, Pa., ut
ters for the benefit
of his democratic
colleagues in con
gress. Mr. Bailey
sees the Ingenuity
of the tariff con
ferees strained in
an effort to provide
a bill which will
raise sufficient rev
enue to run the
apparently the rev
enue which is be
ing sought Is as
large as the rev
enue of the past
Mr. Bailey won
ders why this is
so. He was one
who helped frame
platform at Baltimore, and that
platform denounced the republicans
for extravagance and pledged the
democrats to economy, a plank which
Mr. Bailey takes seriously. Why then
i3 it necessary to raise rates in the
tariff bill to provide revenue as large
as has been available in the past? The
Pennsylvania congressman believes it
would be a good thing if the new
tariff bill should be drawn not to raise
so much revenue as the government
has been spending.
"I am sincerely of the belief that
it is of the first importance that the
democrats should cut the federal rev
enues to the bone,' he says. "They
have made the country believe them
regarding what they have said about
republican extravagance, and the coun
try is going to hold them to a strict
account of their stewardship. If they
prove as wanton, as reckless, as ex
travagent, as wasteful, as the republi
cans were charged with having been,
then so much the worse for the demo
crats. They will find it no easy task
to convince the country that another
change is not desirable."
"First of all I would lay the axe at
available for use under permit from
the secretary of agriculture.
Much of the piling, wharf material
and lock gates cf the Panama canal
are made of greenheart, said to be the
most durable wood known for these
purposes, which comes mainly from
The western forestry and conserva
tion association will held its annual
conference about Dec. 15. This year
it will meet at Vancouver, B. C, and
will give its main consideration to the
problem of forests fire prevention and
EDITOR PIN DELL, ENVOY,
IN CALL ON PRESIDENT
Washington. D. C, Sept. 2S. A
M. Pindell, the Teoria publisher.
v.l-.oEe nomination for ambassador to
Russia will go to the senate this
week, arrived in Washington yester
day to confer with the president and
j Secretary of State Bryan.
Accompanying Mr. Pindell was
Joseph P. Durkin cf Peoria, whom the
new ambassador indorsed for collect
or of internal revenue cf the Fifth
district of Illinois. Durkin is here
to make a fight for the place. He will
ha assisted net. onlv bv ambassador
Plr.dell, but also by Roger Sullivan,
who is due to arrive in Washington
P.eferring to the charges that lie
has not supported democratic candi-
"The Young Lady
We asked the young lady across the way if she saw anything in the theory
of collectivism and she said som of the Eirls paved ail their old rianrp nrn
j graas Rod such things, but for ter
the root of the tree of militarism. In
airection nas tne growtn oi e"-
ditures been so riotous as in that oi
army and navy appropriations. Hun-
dreds of millions have been worse
than wasted on what they have called
'preparedness; and now all the big
navy boomers and all the jingoes who
shout . for more soldiers and more
guns and more fortifications are telling
us mat we are lartner iruui ww;
of preparedness than ever.
"'Many a mickle makes a nruckle,
but it was not. of the little wastes
and extravagances I was thinking
when I suggested to the democratic
leaders that in proposing to raise a
revenue equal to that which the re
publicans have been wringing from the
people they were Inviting profligacy,
while failing to Veep faith with the
country. I was thinking of staggering
sums which we are spending on bat
tleships and destroyers and fortifica
tions and other naval and military
items. As a beginning I would be sat
isfied with some liberal slashing here;
and then it might be advisable to slash
more or less when we reach the rivers
and harbors. In a large measure the
river has ceased to be a highway. Yet
gigantic schemes for river Improve
ments are in contemplation, and they
will be urged on congress with all
possible insistence, on the plea that
the waterway will provide an effective
check on the railroad. This overlooks
the obvious fact that the railroad has
already put the waterway out of bus
inass and that it laughs at water com
"I don't pretend to know Just how
much we are wasting. But I feel
buie that it must be more than we
would waste were we to reduce the
volume of revenue through a general
reduction in the burden of taxes. We
have been gouging too much money
out of the people. There would have
been a revolution long ago had we
gouge J it out of them by the rude
processes of direct taxation. By the
refined methods v. i.'ich are actually in
vogue we have done the job very
handsomely and without extorting
more than a complaint about 'hard
time,' 'overproduction,' and 'lack of
dates in the past and that he is not
supporting the democratic candidate
in the fifth judicial district, now, Mr.
"I am guilty."
He declared that In his whole ca
reer as an editor he has never been a
partisan in judicial elections. He a!'
ways supported the man he thought
best Qualified for the place. Today his
paper is supporting a republican for
eupreme court justice, a democrat for
circuit court jiiage, and a progressive
for probate judse of Peoria county.
Under no conditions will Pindell get
into line for the two democratic can
didates he is fighting.
A Record In Fietcherizing.
If they learn , the art of chewing
even people whose food expense is only
threepence a day can make their meals
last a loug time. A chewer. according
to dietetic experts, is one who chews
all things so long as they have any
taste left in them. Gladstone, we ere
told, used to take thirty-two bites to
every mouthful of food. The modern
school of chewers would regard this
as dangerously rapid eating. "I have
tried chewing conscientiously," writes
Mr. Eustace Miles. "A banana has
cost SCO bites, a small mouthful of
bread and cheese 240 bites, a greedy
mouthful of biscuit (while I was walk
ing on a Yorkshire moor) over 1,000
bites. It still seemed to taste about as
much as at first, but I knew that-taste
by then, so I swallowed." London
Across the Way"
pan she didn't see much use In it.
Tou may laugh a; my plans, you may say
I'm a fool to expect to succeed;
Tou may try to heap things In my way.
Tou may answer me "No" when X
Tou may plot to destroy me and meet
My every advance with a frown,
Tou may spread out your snares for my
But you can't keep me down!
"You may question my risrht to aspire.
Tou may rail at my wish to mount
Tou may hold back the aid I require.
My worth you may grimly deny;
Tou may try to entice me away
From the path that leads up to re
nown. Tou niaj- scourge me and scoff and be
tray. But you can't keep me down!
Tou may bring all your eunnlg to bear.
For tho purpose of bre&king my will;
Tou may load me with fetters to wear.
Tou may rail at my strength and my
Tou may rob me of love and of trust.
you may call me knave, coward or
Tou may press my face into the dust.
But you can't keep me down:
Why She Was Despicable.
"I don't see why you should think
Mrs. Wibbersleigh doesn't know any
thing. You know 6he is a graduate
of Vassar and is one of the leading
spirits in the Woman's club."
"Well, she's so stuck-up. She
wants to put on so, without any rea
son for it."
"Do Jou think she's that kind? I'm
surprised. The last time I called on
her she told me that one of her rugs
which I supposed was a very costly
one was nothing but an imitation and
that they had only paid $17 for it."
"It isn't in that way so much. Of
course anybody can see that most of
the things in her house are cheap and
shoddy, but she's such a namby pam
by, selfish creature."
' Why, really, you surprise me. I
had supposed she was anything but
that. You know she works regularly
in one of the settlements, and it woyld
nKike you happy to see her there fond
ling those poor little ragged children
the way sheioes and acting as if they
were just as dear to her as her own
"Gracious! I didn't suppose she
would even touch another woman's
She won't let hera play with
REALLY A WONDER.
"Yes, Mr. Bink
eon is one of the
men I ever knew.
He is really a ge
nius." "I didn't know
he had ever writ
"Oh, he hasn't, bat he can take a
railroad time table and tell just when
a train will start, where it is going
and when it will get there."
No man ever got down on his knees
I asd prayed for a blessing in disguise.
j If the women who want to reform
things were always pretty, things
I would eoon be reformed.
j Early to bed and early to rise may.
! not make a man healthy, wealthy or
wise, but it is preity sure to keep him
I out of bad company.
j The world doesn't like a man who
euiks in ms tent, neitner ooes u ay
prove of the one who sulks in public.
The popular way is not to sulk.
They Never Learn.
He led her iown t'vough the green pas
ture. The sky was aglow In the west,
FT!s heart with new gladness was bound
ing, An arrow tad entered her breast.
They sat on a leg that was mossy.
With their backs to the ram on
He arrived and was busy a moment.
The nurses are tending them still.
And eighty-nine years In the future
Food lovers will blissfully fare
to the pastures, and deacons
Will still have old ram feeding there.
"I suppose the titled personage yon
say you are going to marry is mention
ed In the Almanach de Gotua?" said
the inquisitive newspaper man.
"Xo. indeed." retorted the lovely ac
tress. "Of course he ain't in uo al
manac. Do you think be'a a iniror
i Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Daily Story
DR. BURLESON ARRIVES BY CLARISSA MACKIE.
Copyrighted. ;13. ty Asaoclatel Literary Bureau.
Dr. Allen came into the living room, !
drawing on his drivlnsr gloves. H
was an elderly man, hard driven by
an extensive country practice, which
he was about to share with an assist
ant from the city. i
"I am called over to Ridgewood.
Molly," he said to his plump little
wife. "There's to be a consultation
on the Travers case. Brown has tele
phoned for me. I may not return until
late this evening."
"Oh, dear!" sighed Mrs. Allen. "That
is awkward just when you are ex
pecting Dr. Burleson. But he may not
"I'm expecting a telegram any mo
ment. He said he tvould wire just be
fore he left You have a room for
"Oh, yes, the chimney room. It's so
cozy on these October evenings."
Delia Allen looked up from her sew
ing with a mischievous smile crin
kling her lips.
"Mother is spoiling him, dad, dear.
She has hung new curtains in the
chimney room, and ehe has picked out
all the prettiest worked slippers and
necktie holders apd shaving paper
"THEY TKLIi MB YOU AKE FROM ALLEN'S. "
balls that your lady invalids showt-r
on you at Christmas and hns adorned
his. room with them. Xow mother,
you know you have!"
Father and daughter laughed tender
ly at the embarrassment of the dear
little woman, who murmured some
thing about "refined young men far
away from their homes."
"Here comes Peter with the car
riage," announced Delia from the win
dow, and she flew to tuck his medi
cine cae iuto the buggy and receive
his farewell kiss.
It was an hour later that the expect
ed telegram arrived.
Delia smoothed out the message and
Meet me at 3:12 train. Suve best room
for me. BURLESON.
"Why why, what a singular mes
sage!" faltered Mrs. Allen, all her ex
alted ideas of the new assistant crum
bling to dust.
Delia laughed. "Well, mother, of
course I will meet him. He must be
ruther amusing, to say the least. We
won't worry father about Dr. Burle
son's eccentricities. Ho will be dis
appointed." Delia Allen, very straight and slim
in her scarlet coat and gray skirt, with
scarlet feather in her gray hat, drove
Dandy to the railroad station to meet
the 3:12 train. As the rubber tired
runabout wheeled around to a stand
still at the platform the train rdsbed
in with a roar of escaping steam and
a thunder of wheels on the rails.
Then a high pitched, rather disagree
able voice Founded at Delia's elbow.
"They toll me you are from Allen's,"
said the voice sharply.
"Dr. Burleson?" she asked crisply.
Delia turned the carriage, and Dr.
Burleson tossed a heavy suit case in
the back and climbed to a seat beside
They drove in silence for some time.
"How's the old man?" he asked after
"You mean my father, of course,"
she said coldly. "He is very well,
thank you. He was called to Itidgo
wood this morning. Otherwise he
would have met you himself."
"Every cloud has a silver lining,"
he said with a laugh that was extreme
ly unpleasant to Delia Allen.
Deila thought of the dainty chimney
room, and she wondered wh;it her
mother would think of the guest for
whom she hud made such thoughtful
Dandy turned In at the open gate
way and stopped before the door of :
the wing where her father'! oifi'.e wai
Mrs. Allen came into the porch, cor-'
"Here is Dr. Burleson, mdher," said
Deila dryly as the new assistant w-iit
up the steps with Ids suit caseiu hand.
"I am very glad to see you," said Mrs.
Allen, holding out her band.
The physician gripped it in a large
"Pleased to meet you." he said rath
er awkwardly, and Delia stared a he
added in a businesslike tone: "I lion
you saved a decent rom for me. I
wired Allen to that effect."
"I trust you will find it entirely com
fortable," said Mrs. Allen haughtily,
and ehe called Peter from the Cower
betlf t0 CPnduct lootor to rooaJ-
! iivMii?. .in- inu n uuirii fftwum all. t-at 11
"Mother, he will never do!"
"He is impossible." said Mrs.
with flashing eyes.
Delia drove Dandy around to tho
barn and then returned to the house
to find black Peter in earnest conver
sation with her mother. The old ser
vitor was rubbing his woolly head in
"Sho. Miss Molly, he nm de con
traptedest I eber seen," grumbled Pe
ter. "Ses he, 'Bring me ice water,
boy, an' is dey a drink in de house
or am dis a temp'rance hotel? an"
when I tells him it ain't a saloon he
asks. 'What kinda ranch am dis any
Mrs. Allen's face was pale and red
"Is there anything else that Dr.
Burleson wishes?" she asked.
"Yas'm, Miss Molly. Ses he. Take
all dese yere dinglcbats outer dis yer9
room,' an', yas'm. he flang all dese
t'iugs at my haid." Peter brought his
hand from behind his back and dis
played an orange colored shaving ball,
a beribboned necktie holder, a fancy
pincushion and a pair of worsted slip
pers. "The man is Intoxicated.'' said Delia
from the doorway, and just then Dr.
Burleson's heavy step was heard in the
hall. In a moment he appeared, look
ing at his watch.
"If after 4, and I had a light)
lunch," he said briskly. "Just have
cook fix up a steak for me. . Soma
onions with it would go well. "And a
piece of apple pie, the kind mother
used to make, eh? I'll go out to the
stables and take a look at the horse."
He nodded toward them, clapped his
green hat on his head and left the
house, sauntering slowly toward the
Peter followed him, grumbling.
Mrs. Allen looked at Delia and was
about to speak when there, came a
ring at the doorbell.
Delia answered It, looking singularly
handsome, for her cheeks were flushed
with anger and her eyes Bhining like
On the doorstep stood a tall, slightly
built young man, with eyeglasses
astride his handsome nose, lie was
immaculately attired, and beside him
on the porch were a leather suit case
and a traveling bag.
"Dr. Allen?" he inquired, baring his
"I am sorry, but my father is away.
He may not return uutil late this even
ing," returned Delia. "Is there any
thing?" "I am Dr. Burleson," explained tho
"Dr. Burleson!" shrieked Delln.
"Why vhy, pardon me, but we havo
been entertaining Dr. Burleson. Oh.
there must be some mistake. Do come
in and see mother."
So Delia hustled the astonished
young man Into the living room and
introduced him to her mother.
"I knew there wns some awful mis
take." said Mrs. Allen quietly as sho
ehook hands with him.
The new Dr. Burleson displayed a
letter from Dr. Allen, which fully iden
tified him as the new assistant. Still,
there was the man at the barn whom
Peter reported as making a careful ex
amination of Dandy and who was be
having in a very rude manner.
"Suppose I go out and Interview this
gentleman," suggested Dr. Burleson.
When Dr. Burleson returned from
the barn it was with a smiling request
for tlie first Dr. Burleson's baggage.
"He asks me to apologize for a mis
take," said the young dictor.
"Now, do tell us all about it," said
Mrs. Allen after the new assistant
had returned for the second time, hav
ing escorted Dr. Burleson to the ton
of the hill and directed him to his
Dr. Burleson laughed pleasantly.
"It appears that your visitor has a -right
to his professional title, but hei
happens to be a veterinary surgeon.
He wns called here to treat an aniinaH
belonging to Hosea Allen, proprietor
of same big boarding house. Perhaps
you know of the place?"
"Oh, yes over near the bay," re
sponded Mrs. Allen.
"lie had never been here before and
was surprised to find the boarding
house conducted on such a small si-ale.
It seems ho wired Hosea Allen to havo
a room reserved for him, and at the
station I believed he asked if there
was a conveyance for Allen's, ami they
evidently pointed out your daughter."
"But your telegram':"
"My telegram? Oh, I never sent any,
So the now Assistant had n very In
formal introduction Into his wife's
family. Ob, yes, he fell in love witn
Delia and married her, much to the
delight of Dr. Allen and his wife. And
Mrs. Allen often shudders and soys:
"Just suppose the other Dr. Burle
son hud been the rlht one. Delia!"
But Delhi only laughs and answers:
"Then you couldn't indulge in ding
bats, mother, de.'ir!"
Sept. 29 ia American
17S) The board of officers appointed
by Cczieral Washington to try Ma
jor Andre found him guilty of be
ing a HrltSli spy and "ought to
ISO" Emperor Maximilian of Mexico,
with two of his generals. Mcjlu
and Miramou. shot ot yueretaro by
order cf the Itepubllcan govern
ment laiO Rebecca Harding Davis, novelist
and writer, died: born 1SJ0.
news ail th? time