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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1913.
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tral Union, Rock Island Ki, 1145 and
Saturday, November 1, 1913.
Sovereign citizens of Mexico who de
clined to go to the polls probably pre
ferred to lira than to rote.
Mrs. Eaton said she married the ad
miral to save his life. The purpose of
her marriage was manifestly a failure.
A Massachusetts congressman can
tell the time of day by consulting an
inner sense. Maybe he could give
some idea of the president's Mexican
Four American battleships at Vera
Crus are to be relieved by four oth
rs. It is not a good t'.me for ene
mies of the navy and they have noth
lng to say.
-No relief in sight" was a standing
headline during the recent hot weath
er, and now they are hestily gather
ing peaches in Arkansas to keep them
from f reeling.
Attesting the progress of woman
suffrage Is the prime minister of Den
mark's Introduction of a bill that in
eludes in its reforms full parliament
ary suffrage for women. And there
are no Pankhursts In Denmark to
prompt such a measure.
A Chicago loan firm Just convicted
of violating the law prohibiting more
than 12 per cent interest per year on
small loans, was found to have re
ceived as high as BOO per rent and to
hsve cleared In four years I25.0M on
an Investment of $1,000. And yet
there sre those mho say that the op
portunities for young men today are
not 'bat they used to be.
MAKKS ((EI. POUT,
When the steel trust bought An
drew Carnegie's properties It paid
him in bonds guaranteed to be tax
Now comes the Income-tax law Im
posing a tax on the income of the
bonds, which Carnegie says the steel
trust must pay and which the officers
of the trust say they will pay.
But comes also a protesting stock
holder threatening injunction, on the
ground that tho tax Is not on the
bonds but on the Income therefrom,
and that Mr. Carnegie must pay it.
The question raised is one on
which great lawyen could easily dis
agree, and ao may not be finally de
cided short of the United Slates su
till 1 J l-Jg
THK vICTOWIK" OK I'KllR.
President Wilson, In his address at
Hwarthmor college, rennsylvanli
eulogised the memory of William
Penn, the Quaker founder of the great
' state of Pennsylvania. In doing this,
- he paid a Just tribute to the policy of
Penn which made that colony the Key
stone state and the potential factor It
was In the building of the nation.
The work William Penn did was one
of the victories of peace which have
added lustre to the land we live in and
aided to make and preserve us as a
When Thomas Jefferson, through
methods of diplomacy, purchased
from the French government the vast
territory which now constitutes the
states of Louisiana. Arkansas and the
commonwealths went ot the Missis
- slppi river north ot Texas and New
Mexico, extending to the Pacific ocean,
-. he achieved another victory of peace,
; one which has made our country great
j and solidified It into an Indestructible
t This country Is now beginning to
! enjoy another victory ot peace through
t which the sunny southland of. the Ba
; tlon. which 60 years ago lay devas
: tated and prostrated by a bloody civil
war, is becoming a tend of plenty and
prosperity and the whole nation is
being rejuvenated. ,
Another victory ot peace Is the
, building of the Panama canal, which
: is now Bearing completion and which
. will soon open Its gate- to the com
merce of the world to bless all man
kind and add to the fame and fortune
of the UniteJ States
Other victories of peace in the his
tory of the nation might be referred
to, but these suffice to show that peace
has victories of immeasurably more
value to humanity than those ot war.
Undoubtedly President Wilson had
these victories of peace in mind when
he paid tribute to William Penn and
his policy and when he spoke in con
demnation of the blood-stained records
of governments which have sacrificed
the lives ot citiaens for the gratifica
tion of ambitions and the possession of
It la encouraging to know that this
country baa a president who endorses
and thoroughly believes In the policy
of Will lam Penn and Thomas Jeffer
son, and who la conducting his admin
istration la harmony with ths anthem
of the angels; "Peace on earth and
good will toward men."
Ft Jf AT THE CIXB.
The Rock Island club gave itself
over to an All Hallowe'en frollo lasti
night. It was a country fair arranged
by the club's wide-awake entertain
ment committee and .the. members and
tbelr friends attired themselves 1n
rube costumes and for the instant for
got the ordinary cares' of life; time in
Its flight was turned backward and
men were children again Just for a
night .- ' - f
It was one of those diversions that
bring with the spirit of good fellow
ship and good heartedness new life and
happier sentiments, and it will prove
in the aftermath one of the features
that Is making H. S.' Cable's adminis
tration as the club's president so popu
lar and so successful.'' '
Where men can get together in a
care-free way and hilariously romp and
play, it brings them closer together
and the buoyancy of the occasion fits
them better for the serious phases of
life that are taken tip the next day.
It has been said that, "all work and
no play, makes Jack a dull boy," and
so last night's frolic at the Rock Is
land club will prove a bright spot In
the memories of all who attended.
Let such occasions come often. Men
are the better for them.
The daily consular and trade reports
under date of October 28 show some
interesting figures relative to the
Philippine trade for the fiscal year.
July 1, 1912, June 30, 1913. According
to this report:
"The total volume of trade, while
showing a satisfactory Increase over
the preceding year, was slightly less
than the figures for the first six or
even the first ten, months prognosti
cated. On the basis of the former an
estimate of a final total of $120,000,000
was made; on the basis of the latter
an estimate of $112,000,000; the
actual figure was $110,010,859.
"This falling off as compared with
the advance estimates clearly points
to the operation of conditions tending
to restrict commercial enterprises
during the latter months of the year
and affecting both Imports and ex
ports. The most Important change In
imports was the marked contraction
in receipts of rice, which amounted t
but $7,940,857, as against $10,569,949
for the preceding year a dron of
nearly 25 per cent. This decrease in
importations of the principal cereal
food of the country means, of course,
an Immense saving t.o the population
at large and is directly traceable to a
particularly abundant Philippine crop
at the last harvest occurring about
the middle of the year and marking
the end of the disastrous shortage
which followed the severe drought, of
These figures are interesting not
only as showing healthful conditions
in the Phllippplnes, but they point to
the fact that when the United States
withdraws from Its superintendency
of the islands and leaves the people to
govern memseives witnout super
vision, that tils healthy youngster will
go along a-boomlng.
MOXEY FOR ROADS.
In view of the nation-wide discus
sion of good roads, and the evident
disinclination of the large banks to
act with the government in putting
t,h- proposed money to be issued un-
dr the pending currency bill into cir
culation, why may not the two be
Suppose, suggests the Dubuque Telegraph-Herald.
$200,000,000 was issued
a currency to pay for road improve
ment and loaned to the land owners
without interest, payable five per cent
each year for 20 years, and secured
as a tax lien upon 'he state, county
or road district the beneflciarv or th
j new roads. What would happen? First,
it would get the money into circula
tlon, as soon as the district received
the money from the government it
would be deposited In the local banks
to be checked out as needed; Second,
being based upon the land at a small
per cent of Its value It would be bet
ter than gold; Third, since at leasj;
five per cent would be reUrable each
year or maybe reissued at the option
of the treasury department, It would
provide an absolutely flexible cur
rency tinder the control of the govern
ment; Fourth, at the rate of $10,000,-
000 per mile it, would pave 50,000
miles of road and provide for the pave
ment of 6 per cent of that distance
in perpetuity; and. Sixth, and best of
all. no one but the public would make
any money out of the Issue, and the
fact that no Interest would be charged
for the use of the money would insure
a ready demand for the entire issue as
rapidly as it could be arranged for.
No interest.? Yes, no interest Why
Should a part of the people pay Inter
est to all of the people for the use ot
credit based upon a part of the peo
ples property and used in improve
ments in which ail of the people are
Interested? This Is not more radical
than the currency bill itself, which is
based upon the principle that the peo
ple should not only control their
money, but should control the banks
in which their money is deposited.
As to the manner of using this
money, the Dubuque paper presents
this example, "suppose It were decid
ed to pave the Hawkeye Highway
from Dubuque to Sioux City, approxi
mately 325 miles; and suppose a road
district four miles wide two miles on
each side of the road organised
across the state, about 259 acres to the
mile. At : n estimated cost of paving
of $10,000 a mile, $3,250,000 would be
required for the 825 miles. Thl would,
make the average cost per acre A
land abutting. $4, which, if paid 1a 20
ltstallmen's, would make the average
yearly cost per acre the small sum of
Naturally the benefits would fe
greater to the laad abutting the road
than to the land farther away, B0 the
assessment should be made In propor-
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNEB
Congressman frcm ths Fourteenth District.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, Oct. 30. In his speech
before the Denver convention of the
first-class postmasters. First Assistant
Postmaster General D. C. Roper told
of the growth of
the parcel post
business, of the
methods now be
ing used by the
department to per
fect its efficiency
in handling this
class of mail mat
ter, and finally of
how the postmas
ters of the coun
try, especially of
the small fourth
class officers, can
cooperate with the
public to make the
parcel post a great
Mr. Roper i s
proving himself to
be one of the
greatest first as
sistants in the his
tory of the postoffice. He is intensely
interested in his work, endeavoring in
every way to improve the postal serv
ice, and to the writer's persojal knowl
edge he frequently puts in sixteen-hour
"It was estimated thst during the
first year of this new set vice 300,000,
000 pieces would be hsndled," said Mr.
Roper. "The data thus far obtained
Indicate that this number will be dcu
bled. This Immense volume of mail
Is being dispatched and delivered
promptly without any congestion or
delay to the other mail, which reflects
great credit on our service.
"The department had a careful rec
ord made at 50 of the most Important
postoffices of the country tor a period
of six days. The reports from these
offices showed a wide range in the
methods employed, and consequently
in the degree of economy exercised,
Acting upon the cue afforded by the
conditions revealed at these 50 offices,
experts have been put into the field
with the duty of visiting first those
offices where the most economical re
sults are shown, and then passing on
tion to the benefits; say $7 per acre
for the abutting row of 40's, and $1 per
acre for the remote row of 40's, with
the intervening lands in proportion,
making the annual assessment from
5 cents to 35 cents per acre.
Why may not some such plan be
worked out? In substituting federal
currency for bonds It eliminates the
heavy charge for interest, and public
policy would justify the issuance ot
money without interest because it is
the nation's duty to contribute to
ward the construction of good high
ways; and the currency thus Issued
would be good because based upon ag
ricultural lands upon which It would
attach, until paid off and retired, as
a first, lien.
PUZZLES OF SLEEP.
Noise and Slumber and the Marvelous
Rapidity of Dreams.
Both Bismarck and Peps found that
noise enhanced the value of a night's
rest. Bismarck confided in his old age
to an Interviewer that he could "never
sleep in Berlin at night when it is
quiet, but as soon as the noise begins.
about 4 o'clock in the morning, I can
sleep a little and get my rest for the
' Pepys records In his diary on Sept.
23. 1661, that he slept at Welling "and
still remember It that of all the nighBi
that ever 1 slept In my life I never did I
pass a night with more epicurism of
The Young Lady
The young lady across the way says she saw in the paa-r that the pres
ent government in Mexico was merely provisional but it was something to
know that the poor people down there were at lesat being supplied with
things to eat
to offices where results appear to be
extravagant and unsatisfactory.. The
results, when finally digested, will be
brought to the attention of other post
masters by a series of circulars."
Mr. Roper also said it is the pt--
pose of the department to establish
throughout the country a series of
model postoffices in which none but
the latest methods, appliances and in
ventiona will be used. The new dis
coveries and result obtained in these
offices will be explained to all post
masters in circulars.
.. In a later address delivered before
the fourth-class postmasters of Mary.
land, Mr. Roper urged the country
postmasters to use every means in
their power to help extend the useful
ness of the parcel poet and postal sav
ings. "By being enthusiastic himself about
these new services, he will instill en
thusiasm in others," said Mr. Roper.
"He should edu ate his patrons to a
full appreciation of the facilities of
fered. The rural routes of the postal
service reach 20,000,000 people who
never before had an express service
This is the class to be most greatly
benefited by parcel post but it will
not be surprising if the farmer is in
clined to be slow in grasping the bene
fits and opportunities.
"Encourage your rural patrons to
use the mails and the newspapers for
finding the most advantageous mar
ket Point out that every market
within 150 miles is now within rea.cn
Stimulate their ingenuity and imagi
nation by devising original expedients
for their use. Quicken them by illus
trations and examples. The mails will
now carry 20-pound hampers. Such
market basket might contain, for in
stance, 2 pounds of butter, 2 dozens of
eggs, 2 spring chickens, 2 quarts of
strawberries, 2 quarts of green peas,
a half peck of spinach, and a supply of
on!ons, lettuce, radishes and rhubarb
Such a package will now be received
from a farmer at his own door, car
ried anywhere with 150 miles, and laid
at the door of his customer for 24
cents. More than this, the package
may be insured against loss and t
price collected and returned to him
tor a small charge."
sleep; there being now and then
noise of people that waked me, arl
then I was a little weary, that what
between waking and then sleeping
again, one after another, I never had
so much content in all my life."
The probability that we get snathes
of sleep at odd moments when we sup
pose ourselves to have remained con
tinuously awake is supported by the
phenomena of dreams. Mark Twain
accounted for his own "disappearing
visitor" by the belief that he had un
consciously had a very short nap, and
many have explained visions of ghosts
ag due to dreams during such short
For nothing is better established in
connection with d reams than that an
apparently very long one can occur
during an almost infinitesimal time.
Alfred Maury had a long, vivid dream
of the reign of terror, including the
trial of himself before the revolution
ary tribunal and his execution, and
was able to show that it all happened
during the moment of awakening by
the fall of a rod from the bed canopy
upon his neck. London Chronicle.
St Paul William Rufus Edwards
was recalled to the witness stand to
testify concerning a settlement for
$250 be is said to have made with
Miss Ada M. Cox in July, 1911. He
was asked if he did not testify at the
first trial that Miss Cox had threat-
ened to cause him trouble under the
Mann act unless he paid. Edwards re
plied, "I don't remember."
Across the Way"
GIRL AN0 ft,
When Abelard. long-, long ago, so madly
loved fair Helolse, -He
thought the streams --would cease to,
flow, the Joy forsake the morning
Unless she might for aye be his might
be of him the dearest part
But Fate ordained It , otherwise and
wrecked his hope and crushed his
Tet morning- breezes gladly sway tie'
dewy roses on the varies.
The brooks go laughing on their way, the
sun with undlmmed splendor shines.
Perhaps you sit alone and grieve
deeply loving, all In vain.
Have madly made yourself believe
June will ever come egain;
But other men will learn to love and oth
er maid's will learn to weep
Long sfter you have closed your eyes and
found forgetfulness In sleep.
And not a star shall fade or fall, and fra
grant petals still will spread.
Though they become convinced that sit
the Joys the world possessed are
"I wish to thank you," said the play
wright when he had been admitted to
the private office of the manager of
"Sit down, sir," replied the mana
ger. "I muet beg your pardon for not
being able .to recognize you. I know
your face, but I can't quite place
"I'm Thompson, the author of the
play that Is running here ths week."
"Oh, yes! . I ; remember you -now.
What can I do for you?-'
"Nothing. I Just came. In tp offer
you my sincere thanks."
"I notice that my name is printed
on the program In letters as large as
those of the head usher and assistant
The Hero and the Mob. ;
Speak softly. look with kindly eyes 1
On him who slowly moves along;
Hark! Hear the cat-calls and the cries
Of anger from tho thoughtless throng.
See how they threaten him. ss though
He were a wolf to drive to bay;
Ah, fickle mob: A week ago
Flags o'er hlmjluttered to and fro
He was a hero yesterday.
Tou that have pride within your breast
Because the mob applauds you now,
Pray God for courage; go in quest
Of some dsrk nook; there humbly bow
And lsrn humility and strive
To find the strength to bear dismay;
Before this evening's shades arrive
The mob will wish to burn alive
Men who were heroes yesterday.
"I understand that Burrill has mort
gaged his home to buy an automobile.'
"No, that's a mistake. Burrill would
never do anything so foolish. The
mortgage was put on his home for the
purpose of raising money to enable
Mrs. Burrill to buy a pearl necklace
and have a box for the season at the
All Right; But
"What is to be the' subject of your
lecture?" asked the chairman of the
entertainment committee just before
he introduced the' speaker of the eve
"'The Social Cosmos.'"
"All right; but I don't see how
you're going to make it go in this town
without a few lantern slides."
"Julius Caesar,' said the teacher
who was showing her class through
the museum, "was the greatest all-
around man the world has ever
"If he was built like this statue of
him." replied little Georgie. "Taft has
him beaten to a frazzle."
Some men are so clever that they
can do nothing and make it seem im
There may be more foolish-looking
things than boys with pipea in their
mouths, but we have never seen any,
; "Men have died for love."
, "Tea; but a lot more have been
Horry they didn't"
' A ores a.
Wife Do you know I have a very
Utile saoutb. In tha glass it doesn't
iook large enough to hold my tongue.
Husband (testily)-It isn't London
Men tire themselves (i
The Daily Story
JOHN JONES' FIND BY NATHAN B. TOWNSEND,
Copyrighted, 11J. by Associated Literary Bureau.
r Jdnnny jopes. a Maine farmer boy,
went to the city to make a fortune, bur,
getting' stranded, started to walk home. i
a hundred miles, usually sleeping out I
of floors. -''
One; afternoon while wending bis
wsy eastward along the coast he came
to a handsome - country residence
standing alone. Looking about him, he
coptd not see another house, though
the coast was open In either direction
for several miles. But Johnny doubted
If he could get any comfort in the
place for he could see no evidence of
its being occupied. The shutters were
closed, not one being left open. Then,
too, there was an old look about the
bouse. The shingles on the roof were
block and' crumpled, the woodwork in
places was rotten, and only the brick
of which the house was mainly built
"If I could get inside." said John to
himself, "I could at least keep warm,
and the night promises to be cold."
He hnd on only the thinnest clothing
and shivered as a chill November wind
struck him. Climbing the fence the
gate was fastened with a rusty chain
and padlock be went up on to the
porch and began to look about him for
a means of entrance. He was not long
in finding a shutter with a loose fasten
ing and a pane of broken glass behind
it. Putting his hand inside, he unlock
ed the sash and raised It
To his surprise, the room Into which
he looked was furnished. 1 True, there
was a moldy look about the furniture.
but It was of a fine quality, though old
fashioned. John climbed over the win
dow sill and Inspected the furnishings
at closer range. He was In the draw
ing room among damask covered chairs
and sofas and velvet curtains to the
windows. A piano stood at one end,
and John struck tbe keys. He was
startled at the breaking of the still
ness. It seemed to him that tbe shades
of those who had once Inhabited
this house, .who had years ago locked
and left it had cried out at his In
trusion. Jobn fell to wondering why so much
valuable property was left to rot.
Though young, he considered tbe finan
cial feature connected with It. Had
tbe property been sold years before It
would have brought what to blm would
have been a fortune. There must be
some reason why it bad been suffered
to sink to ruin.
John hesltateH about spending the
night in so grewsome a place, and had
it not been for tbe cold without he
would have preferred to sleep under
the stars. As it was, he looked about
for a bed and, though be was hungry,
finally got on to one of the couches up
stairs. But It seemed to him that be
was lying ainoug worms. He took hold
of a coverlet to draw It over him, and
it parted through decay. This was too
much for him; be arose and felt -fats
way downstairs and, finding a lounge
covered with leather, though It was
stiff through age, stretched himself on
It, and fell asleep.
He, was awakened during the nlgbt
by voices. For a few moments be
could not recall where he was. Then
he listened for tbe direction of the
sound and concluded that it came from
under him. Presently a light flashed
through a crack in tbe floor. Sliding
off tbe lounge, be crawled to the crack
and put his ear to it
"We've got to run In some o' these
goods," said one in a man's voice.
"This cellar is full."
"Why not store the next lot above"
"What rot! Don't you know we've
tnken every-pains to keep any one
from looking in here? Put goods on
the floor above, and some boy or some
tramp will look in, see them and re
port the fact."
"It's a wonder no one has got on to
us as it is." remarked a third man.
"They've gone around this depot often.
Fact Is. It's well known that Crawford
owns It and Crawford 1b above sus
picion." "We pay him enough rent for It."
"Rent be hanged: He's one of us."
"He tells me the place can't remain
much longer as It Is. A number of real
estate men have been to him to bay It
They want to fix It up and make it
"Crawford Is making it pay well
. This was the Inst heard of a dia
logue between different men. none of
whom John could see. lie beard some
thing fall and thought a bolt was shot
though be could not be sure of this,
then all was silent again. He lay
awake, thinking about what he had
beard, but couldn't make out anything
except that tbe basement was used for
the storage of goods. Were they stolen
articles? Were they barrels of liquor
manufactured Illegally? The reason
for tbe house remaining in Its present
condition was apparent - This roan
Crawford was keeping it for a p'W
pose. It bad doubtless long been shut
up and -was not an object of curiosity.
Turning these things ever in hla mind,
Jobn fell asleep again. .
When be awoke In the morning the
sun was shining In through a broken
blind. John arose from his couch and
looked about him. He was In a library.
Books were on the shelves, but they
were dusty and dingy. He went
thrausrH door - into a ontrv arid
through the pantry Into the dining!
room. He opened some cupboard doors '
in a vain hope of finding something to i
eat;' There was not a crust and not a
crust .bad been there for years. He
weut tu the stairs leading down into
the cellar, but tbe door separating the
celiac and main floor was fastened.
He tried to kick It open, but failed to
make any impression on It
Leaving tbe bouse by the window
through which be bad entered, be
looked about tha brickwork below the
first floor. There were but two email
windows, over both of which boards
had been placed ou the Inside. Tbera
, was pot a crack through which he
rould look within.
.Uow- wexa .the : goods ; taken inj
There were no mnrka of n.beels on tllt
entrauce road. Indeed, the grass grew
on it as well as ou the lawn. The
chain and lock on the gate gave no
evidence of baring been moved in a
long while. Toward the ocean, a dis
tance of several hundred yards, there
were no tracks of any kind. Tbers
was no ojeniug from the cellar except
within the house. This matter of tha
storage of goods was a mystery.
Johu walked out to the rocka which
formed the shore. Here he was more
at home, for he hnd been brought up
near the wnter. Naturally his eyes fell
upon the irregularity that marked the
shore. There were many protuber
ances, many Indentations. He de- '
scended to the sea level and. the tida
being at the ebb, noticed a place where
the water washed in under the rocks.
John wondered how far In it extended.
He couldn't tell without going in un
der the rock, and this was lmiossibla
without a bont or a raft unless be
swam, and the water was too cold for
The boy pondered on what be should
do. Should be go on home or remain
and try to solvo the mystery? Curiosity
held hlra. lie would go back to the
bouse and see If be could not look
into the cellar through the crack at
which he had listened. He did so. but
the cellar was too dark for him to see
anything. His mind reverted to the
overhanging rock, and be went back
to have another look at It Tbe rising
tide had partly covered the place, and
he knew that it would- bo nearly
twelve hours before the water would
give him an opportunity to examine it
He resolved to Improve the Interval
by securing a boat or building a raft to
use In his investigations. Going to a
wood near by, be saw plenty of fallen
timber, and after walking several
miles to a bouse where he was given
some breakfast he returned and car
ried sufficient wood to the shore to
make a float He laced the pieces to
gether with twigs and when the tide
subsided In the afternoon put "his raft
into the water and paddled to tha
rock in question. Lying flat, be pulled
himself In under the land some twenty
feet when he came to an iron door.
It was fastened with an Iron latch,
which, being covered by water at
every tide, was so rusty that he could
not move it He scuttled out got; a
stone, returned and by hammering'
opened the door. There before him lay
a subterranean passage leading In the
direction of tbe boujse.
Not having a light the young discov
erer did not attempt to Investigate any
further. Besides, be had no mind to
be caught in a trap by an incoming
tide. He got out as quickly as possible
and, sitting on a rock, bethought him
self what next to do. He concluded
to go on borne and consult with some
one about his -find, fie: was not sure
but that' there was something tu It for
him, and he wished to find a way to
get It out.
Jobn was a secretive boy, and, though
he totd about his experiences in the
city, be 6a Id nothing about the house
by the sen. In a few days, armed
with some carpenter's tools and a
candle, be went back to it and. closing
tbe shutter behind him through which
be entered, took up a part of tbe floor,
went down into tbe celler and found
it full of boxes and bales.
By this time It occurred to the boy
that the bouse was a storage depot for
smugglers. He found a door In tbe
celler leading Into tbe passage to tbe
water and presumed that the goods
were carried in by that route. Re
placing everything as he bad left It, be
made his way to the nearest port of
entry and, calling for the collector, told
him that be bad discovered a depot for
smuggled goods. He was too smart t
give any clew to It till be bad madu
terms with the government. This neces
sitated some correspondence between
the officials and tbe government, and
It was finally agreed that of any smug
gled goods tbat Jobn should point out
to tbe revenue officers half the amount
accruing by confiscation should go to
These preliminaries having been set
tled, Jobn led the officers to the house
and showed them the goods. But.
being desirous of capturing tbe smug
glers, they placed a watch In the'housa
and waited for them to come again.
It was several weeks before the nn
stispectlng men fell Into the trap.
When they did they found both tbe
egress by the passage to tbe sen and
tbe one np Into the house stopped.
They were all taken Just after they
bad deposited a new. valuable, boat
load of goods.
Johnny received a small fortune for
his information. He decided to go to
college and Is now a lawyer with n
good practice. Inquiries as to the
lonely house resulted In his learning
that tbe parties owning 1t bad gone
abroad many years before and left It
to be sold as it stood. It changed
hands several times without being oc
cupied and was finally bought by tbe
Crawford mentioned by the smuggler
as .an available depot for smnggled
goods. He bad grown rich by this
Nov. 1; in ' American
KQG-Birtn at Albany. J. Y., of Ste
phen Van Rensselaer, patroon.
statesman and soldier;. died 133U.
JSTi-Ollver Perry Morton, famous
-war governor" of Indiana, died:
Hon. Bs Strong,
Man Is strong, only by union, huppy
only by peace. Be firm, not obstinatti
courageous, not turbulent: free, not
nndisclplined: prompt not precia'tstfc
-"omte de M Ira bean.
sews all tna time The