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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY", . JA X UAH T 17, 131.
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BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
' TKRMS Ten cent per week by car
rier. In Rock lIand; $3 per year by tnU
In ad anc.
Complaint of d-llver- rvl- hould
, I i ' extensively quoted and rererrea to ana
t I , trad, to. the circulation department, j mm, have K,Ten to reproduc
It organizations, rank and Die. The
Tribune being the earliest exponent of
the bull moose cause and the original
supporter of Roosevelt, the anxious r
publicans bare been grasping at the
hope that out of the Tribune' phil
osophy would come some way to bring
about a new amalgamation, along
lines, of course, that would restore
their once beloved party to power
Accordingly, the Tribune, erstwhile
standby, but in the last campaign re
pudiated and despised of all the bold
ers of the faith, republican, baa been
extensively quoted and referred to and
whl-h ftiovld al t notified in every j
Iratanra where It 1 desired to have
tion of what it has had to say on
j But. alas, the rude awakening, the
sad reality. Comes now the Tribune
Telephone In all department. Cen
tral lnln. Rock IiUnl 13. 1145 and
rrr discontinued, as carriers have no
authority In t he- premlcea.
All cotnmuri.-aMon. of argumentative of n.undar of thU week with one of
maracier. p,m-ai or roiiBiou-. "-;johnT. McCutcheons convincing car-
rava rl nam attached for publics- toon8i which through the courtesy of
tion. such, arti. ie, ui be printed the Tritune. is reproduced on anolher
over rctitioua a. mature. u of thla issue of The Arrus.
I The republicans wno nave oeen pre-
' paring their mouths for bull moose
meat will be obliged to look for other
game. The elephant is still physically
infirm, and his digestive apparatus
much out of order.
What a cruel caper the Tribune has
been guilty of.
Saturday, January 17, 1914.
Th) sun 1 rising earlier these
days. Bat the alarm clock doesn't
change. It remains awake, ail night
waiting for its victim.
' Probably the managers of the Pana
ma exposition will now throw tip their j
bands la despair,
not to exhibit.
It is claimed that the merchants
of New York lose J25.000.000 every
'year throagh commercial frauds,
hut how much do the out Id ers lose?
The question is raised why Prof.
William H. Taft needs 35 suits of
clothe, but of course he has to make
soma) effort to keep up with the col
Although the currency question may
he settled, the country will not rest
qafet until some way is found to pre
vent the pitcher from paving form id
;: ''Among other belated acta of the
executive committee) of the 'Rock Is-
VERY MUCH MIXED.
What desperate straits the- local re
publican machine baa been driven to
may bo Imagined when the executive
committee) of the county republican
committee postpones for more than a
year the closing of the business con
nected with the presidential campaign-
If It is true as stated that
Mexico has decided ' some of the accounts of 1942 remained
unsettled it is a confession, that the
party organization has remained dor
mant till prodded into activity, by iU
If it is not true and the real purpose
was to get an expression from either
representative republicans or repre
sentative bull moose from which to
draw a. line for the guidance of the
republicans In the coming county and
congressional campaign then, judging
by its results, the session was a flat
failure. If others than members oi
the executive committee were Invited
they failed to atterfd. evidently be
cause they feared to be placed on rec
ord one way or the other. ,
Republican-boll moose politics Just
now is very much mixed.
land county central committee should
have been the wiring of condolences
to Prof- Taft.
If. as is claimed, panics will be
impossible under the new currency
law. some of -the eminent financiers
on Wall street may have to go to!
work for a living.
One disadvantage about the war
fare in Mexico is that it is difficult
to distinguish the difference between
fh report of a photographer." flash
light and the boom of a cannon.
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER
Congressman frem the Fourteenth District,
(Pr'clal Correspondence of The Ara;us.)
Washington. Jan. 13. Any mem
ber of congress desiring to save to the
people his salary for the next seventy
five years to come,
i without in the
the public interest
will soon have the
task is not diffi
cult. It is easy
it is as easy as the
turning over at
AH that Is nec
essary to effect a
saving of millions
to the people is to
provide in appro
priation bills that
hereafter all mu
nitions of war be
th people had all this work been
done by the government. And the
mon actually doing the work would
have received considerably higher
wages for eight-hour work days that
the employes of ..he steel companies
received for nine and ten-hour work
days, and in some instances 12 hours a
day and seven days a week.
But the days of the armor ring and
the ammunition ring are numbered.
Their friends are no longer In the
Secretary of the Navy Daniels has
told the gentlemen behind the armor
trust they can no" longer reach into
the public treasury and appropriate
whatever sums they please, as has
been their custom.
Chairman James Hay. of the house
military affairs committee, is bring
ing out testimony showing that the
war department is paying the private
manufacturers 35 per cent more for
v.Tvs n. - t..i i
iMVtMritH other arsenals and
Millions of dollars wortii of this
work Is now going to. a ring of private
manufacturers which is outrageously
overcharging the government, while at
the same time violating the anti-trust
laws and paying low wages and im
posing unfair conditions upon Its em
No less than one hundred million
dollars of the people's money has
been spent by the war and navy de
partments with, the ammunition ring
and the armor ring. Practically the
same interests are back of both these
groups. It is a conservative state
ment to aay that in all probability
one-fourth of this $100,000,000. or
$25,000,000. could have been saved to
the government at I ammunition and other supplies than it
can, and is, manufacturing the idea
tlcal articles for in the government
The dawn of the new order of things
is revealed in the annual report of the
secretary of the navy, recently Issued.
"The time has come," states Secre
tary Daniels, "when the department
should be freed, from excessive prices
charged by private manufacturers of
armor plate, guns and gun forgings,
powder, torpedoes, and other supplies
and other munitions."
The real meaning of the secretary's
recommendation that hereafter the
government manufacture practically
everything it uses in large quantities,
is that for the first time in years the
United States government, and not the
armor ring, is in control of the nary
The financial starvation policy of
American government Is working in
connection with the Huerta adminis
tration is undoubtedly doing its mis
sion. The usurping dictator is down
-to the bone and only able to get
looney by armed raids on thrifty peo
pie, and enforcement of the orders
,i" accept paper money or. be is-
' ' Bob Kttxstmmons. former
weight champion and now 3 years of
age. has petitioned the New York
courts for permission to reappear in
the bo;"ng arena to restore the pres-
SUPINE SUBMISSION TO A
At the time the municipal assembly
last fall eliminated a number of the
most notorious dives in the City, The
Argus, while giving the council credit
for so much as It accomplished, stated
plainly that. In its opinion, the process
had not gone far enough or deep
enough. Since then events have dem
onstrated that what the city did do has
had wholesome effect and moral
conditions are manifestly better than
they have been, perhaps, for years. A
bad element, white and black, has
been driven out ani professional
gamblers, crooks end coLfldence men
no loiger haunt the city.
So far. so good.
Revelations of the pa&t week have
demonstrated, however, tlia- a few of
the lower class who live off debauch
ery and sin. remain. These belong
to what The A.gua has so often re
ferred to as the "drop in" portion in
beavy-jjhe population. Driven out of other
communities tliey light where they
may and remain until they are ordered
heme. . They are the most disreput
able to the undesirable of the cow
uiunilv. They bring disgrao and
EXPERIMENTAL ROAD BUILDING
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The Daily Story
THE MAN IN SEEDY CLOTHES BY P. A. MXTCH2L,
v.- Copyrighted. 191, toy Associated Literary Bureau.
Washington. D. C. Jan. 17. Over
4 S 0.000 square yards of different types
of roads for experimental and object
lesson purposes were constructed dur
ing the fiscal year 1912-1913 under the
supervision of the office of public
roads, U. S. department of agriculture,
according to "bulletin 53 of the depart
ment, making a total of over four mil
lion square yards of road constructed
under the supervision of this office
The types of roads built were brick,
concrete, oil cement concrete, bitumin
ous concrete, bituminous surfaced con
crete, bituminous macadam, surface
treatment, macadam, asphalt-slag, oil
asphalt gravel, oil gravel, oil coralline,
gravel macadam, gravel, slag, sand
clay. Band gumbo, burnt clay, shell and
earth. The object lesson and experi
mental work during the past year was
done at a cost to the local communi
ties of $139,841.89. This does not in
elude the salaries and expenses of the
The road work during the year was
done In Arkansas, Florida, Georgia,
Kentucky. Maryland, Mississippi, Ne
braska, North Carolina. South Dakota,
Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin
and the District of Columbia.
t:r- ' the marly at cf elf defense.
iif-o declares tht if the law will let i Fi,ame upon the locali'y and drag the
liquor tra.Tic Into disrepute. 1 ney are
l.im go he will restore the pastime
. to its pristine place and guarantees
ti at there will be no foot races or
tango dances staged as flchts. It 1.
surmised that Boh has designs on a
. certain Jack Johnson.
"GO TO CHUECH SUN
The holding of an "Kverybody at
. Church Sunday" is being tried in va
rious cities, and iltoont invariably
with big congregations and much en-
r- On the aide of pure advantage to
- dally work, outside of spiritual beie
fits, a atrong case can be made out
for church going. It substitutes quiet
for hustle, optimism for depression.
The modern church must advertise.
Not merely must it use publicity
methods, but It need to persuade peo
ple who are Irregular in attendance
to try the experiment once in a hile.
Some of the transients of a church
going Sunday berome regulars, and
only good reeuita.
THE JANUARY THAW.
Symptoms are abundant that the re
curring January thaw Is with us once
i-iore. The only feature lacking Is
something to thaw. There Is no snow ;
;t'-i melt, the ground Is not frozen to
eny great depth and Is so dry. cajrwtr,
.- -That there can be little mud. The Miss
issippi river Is clear of ice opposite
':'thl city and there ha been only
'enough on the ponds, sloughs and ca
y tal to make skating safe,
j ! Warm southern breezes blow so mild
- and full of promise that it is difficult
to doubt that old Boreas is in full re--.
treat with hi spinal column prover
i Wably broken. Sparrow twitter
v-ij:thely about their domestic affairs.
Johnny has hunted np hi bag of mar
'ill and even the spring campaign la
T arming up.
il One has to look at the calendar at
laaat twice to assure himself that win
ter is approximately half over.
THE PAINFUL REALITY.
Painful in the extreme ha been the
; fas erne with which republicans
Jeave - seized some suggestions
appearing editorially in the Chicago
Tribune, setting forth in effect that
the cause of all agitation, a constant
source of irritation and annoyance.
Their licences to sell liquor revoked
they defy the law and run without a
llcens? under the guise of selling "soft
drink.'." "near beer." e.c.
Apprehended and fined In a Justice
court for running diaorderiy house,
they appeal from a $10 fine t - a higher
Think of it!
Notorious dive keepers cla!ming that
they have any rights In a decent com
munity and seeking to test those
rights, when confronted with convic-
TU very suggestion is a reflection
upon the process of law and an insult
In any properly regulated city a
word of warning to such characters Is
suffWIent- Told In a mannvr that
means business that they are not
wanted, they go without argument or
Her- they show fight and when con
victed they "appeal."
Why should there be any temporiz
ing with such characters?
Why should men of the Galvln and
Rice type be allowed to continue in
I business without a license and oper
ate day and night seven days a wetric,
when legitimate saloon keepers who
obey the law and respect the regula
tions are obliged to pay a license and
observe closing hours?
There is an answer somewhere.
And there is a way to rid the -om
munity of this class. It Is as simple
as calling the roll in the police sta
t!on. It is merely to do as other cities
have done, and Inform th's r'ement
that Its presence is no longer desired
la the city.
Then .. will go and go quickly.
Those who .contemptuously disre
gard the requirements of law and de
cency, know as well as anyone that
they have no standing In court, and
when they get the final word they heed
it. If they fall, a few raids, not occa
sionally but regularly and systematic
ally, win have its effect.
They will soon decamp.
It is up to the city, not to the courts.
$16,588 NETTED BY SALE
OF RELICS OF LINCOLN
New York, Jan. 17. The sum of $16.-
088 was realized at the opening ses
sions yesterday afternoon and last
night of the sale of the William II.
Imbert collection of Lincolniana
said to be the finest collection in ex
istence of Abraham Lincoln auto
graphs, books and relics. Book lovers
and collector from -many cities at
tended the sale.
George D. Smith was a persistent
bidder and the most extensive pur
chaser. He paid the top price of the
sale. $3,850 for one of three duplicate
copies of the original 13th constitu
tional amendment, signed by Lincoln,
Colfax and Hamlin. Kor one of 50 au
thorized copies of the original emanci
pation proclamation signed by Lincoln
and Seward, he paid $1,900. and for
the "Webster's dictionary for private
schools." used by Lincoln when he was
an attorney at Springfield, 111., $730.
K. D. North obtained for $C75 orig
inals of the play bill issued by Ford's
theatre the day on which Lincoln was
assassinated thirty-five in ail, mount
ed on heavy board and bound in half
morocco, and for $500 the "Illinois
conveyancer," with "A. Lincoln, ISSi,"
written on the fly leaf.
Charles Feffler of Philadelphia paid
$350 for "A Treatise on the Limitations
of Actions at Law and Suits in Equity
and Admiralty," by Angell. having IJn
coln's autograph three times upon legal
Boston Co-operation of the depart
ment of Justice in the reoragnization
of the Boston and Maine railroad after
its separation from the New York,
New Haven & Hartford eystem was
pledged by Attorney General McRey
nolds In a letter received by Governor
Sometimes, when you. dear little one.
Have closed your eyes and gona to
"WTien all my dally tasks are dona.
Beside your llttlo be4 I creep.
To watch you smiling while you dream.
All pure at heart, from trouble free.
And. though you do net know or guess.
You tnaka me Ion? for worthiness.
And lur my lost hopes back to ma.
Sometimes, when all my efforts seem
To ba of no avail, and when -
My wish to claim the world's esteem
And be the peer of worthy men
Baa seemed a futile wish. I bend
Beside you where you sleeping- lie.
And, aa I watch, my hopes return.
And through your trust. In dm I learn
To keep Ideals that axa hlg-h.
Sometimes, when nlsht'a deep shadea de
And raindrops beat aa-ainst the pane,
When 'neath the storm the branches bend.
And all the dripping boughs complain,
Z watch you where you sweetly sleep.
Tour trust In me serene, secure.
And, though you do not know, you sweep
My doubta away and let me keep
My faith unsolleQ, my purpose pure.
I may have to stay In town pretty
late tonight, Mary. I expect a man to
be here from New York to consult
me on business."
. "Very well, John. If It is business
I shall, of course, have to excuse
"Thank you, dear. I am glad you
take it so sensibly. We can't afford
to let our Inclinations interfere with
business, you know."
"Yes, I realize that. I'm rather sorry
it had to happen this evening, though.
Pretty little Mrs. Gayleigh, who got
back from Reno a few days ago, has
promised to come in to dinner to
night, and I thought you might like
to be here."
"Bertha Gayleigh? I didn't know she
had come back. It may be that the
New York man will want to get away
on an early train. I think I heard him
say something about it."
'The Young Lady Across the Way"
If She Were a Man.
"Say, Mary, l9 doesn't seem to me
that you take me into consideration
when you express the wish that you
were a man. Do you realize that you
wouldn't be here now if you were
"Yes. I realize it, and you wouldn't
be here now, either, if I were a man.
You'd be as far away somewhere and
running as fast as you could.".
Half a century ago the celebrated
gambling bouse at Monte Carlo did not
exist. At that time Baden Baden was
the center of attraction for those who
wished to "buck the tiger." The build
ing devoted to the purpose was hot as
splendid as that now at Monte Carlo,
but it was a handsome one for those
One night a man of mean appear,
ance entered the spacious gambling
hall at Baden Baden, shambled up to
the table and stood behind those in
closing it looking at the game. His
eyesight seemed to be sensitive, for be
wore colored glasses. His clothing
was shabby, and his appearance was
by no means Improved by bis beard
which was long and scraggly.
After watching the game for awhile
he pushed his way to a seat beside the
table that had been left vacant by a
woman who had lost all her money
and had nothing for a stake. On the
stranger's left was a German baron
who, looking aside at his new neighbor
and not relishing the proximity of such
a looking man, gathered up the coins
before him and withdrew.
The seedy individual drew from his
pocket a purse, from which be took a
few gold pieces and distributed them
over the numbers he wished to cover.
The wheel was spun, the ball rattled
about in the inclosure, and the crou
pier announced what had won and
what had lost. The stranger was
ahead on his bets. The next time he
lost, and next won and continued to
win and lose, his winnings usually
equaling his losses.
At the table directly opposite the
newcomer sat a young man, whom a
number of the players recognized as a
member of the ducal court. He was
known to be talented and a favorite
with his sovereign. Much of his time
was spent at the gaming table, and re
port said that a splendid estate he pos
sessed was gradually being transfer
red to others through the roulette ta
ble. On this occasion he was playing
feverishly, risking large sums and usu
At last he had nothing more to lose
and sat with his hat drawn down over
hadn't yon better tte ,,
your winnines?" '
Washington A particle of radium.
on w hlca a federal bureau will base
; experiment In an effort to standard-
. ire only chance of routing the demo- 1 radium In the United States, was
. cratio party In Jllinoi reposes la the j received from Pari. It weighs
reunion of the republican and progres- twenty milligrams and cost $1,600.
2i 4 1
Where the Power Lies.
"My dear sir," said the visiting Eng
lishman, "you people in this country
don't know what a real republic' is.
Your president ha vastly more power
than we permit our king to - exer
clse." "Oh, we all recognize that, but you
seem to forget the power your queen
is permitted to exercise."
'Weakness and Strength.
Zf you'va put away your sorrow.
Merely thinking you will wait
For soma Joy to coma tomorrow.
Ton era weakly ttmptlrc fata.
If yoov turned yeur back on sadness.
Thinking It to only fair
To aspect aome unearned gladness,
Tou are flirting wltn despair.
Tou ara atrong If, sorely stricken,
Tou can cling to courage still.
Striving, though the elouds may thicken.
Bravely to work qut your will.
Might Be Worse.
"What's the trouble, old man? Ton
T am. My son wants to start a
"Oh, well, try to throw it off. He
might be wanting to buy or sell on
A Missouri farmer was nearly kick
ed to death by a mule that he had
rescued from a burning barn. A mule
may be a ungrateful as a thoughtless
"I want to marry your daughter,
"Do you thin yon are capable of
paying the alimony she ha been ao
sustomed to receive?"
The young lady across the way says she saw in the paper that the violin
soloist at the symphony orchestra concert was a great virtuoso and she cer
tainly was lad to know it and for her part she believed that half the
tori you heard about the bad habit of musician and actors were made up
out of whole cloth.
Way to Marital Happiness.
"Marry a bright woman for success
and a pretty one for happiness." ad
vises a student of the problem. Also
one w-ho can cook for the benefit of the
digestion tnlcht be ndvlsahle. but the
pesky law limit yon to one. Louia
SOMZ OKX PULLED THE GAMBLERS HAT
his eyes, doubtless to conceal his emo
tion, looking fixedly on the red where
he had lost his last stake.
At the moment a handsomely dressed
woman entered the hall with a hasty
step and approached the table evident
ly looking for some one. Seeing the
nobleman, she went to him, stood be
hind him and was about to lay a hand
on his shoulder when the seedy indi
vidual opposite pushed a handful of
gold pieces in front of his vis-a-vis.
Whether the latter did not understand
that an offer of a loan bad been made
him or whether he declined to accept a
favor from one of such disreputable
appearance none could tell. But be
continued to gaze as before on the red,
making no motion to use the proffered
coins. Then the man who had made
the offer partly rose, reached across
the table and placed the money be had.
offered on a spot where if it won it
would win 5 to I.
This Incident held the band of the
lady behind the nobleman, and instead
of letting it fall where sbo had In
tended she waited. The wheel was
spun,' the ball rattled, nnd. being nt
last caught in one of the receptacles.
the croupier announced the result. A
dozen gold pieces that the seedy man
had placed for his vis-a-vis were cover
ed by sixty pieces of the same de
nomination. All eyes were fixed on the winner to
see what he would do. Would he ac
cept his winnings? If so would he
repay the loan? Wonld he replace bis
new stake? Would he leave the whole
amount where it was?
lie answered these questions by do
ing nothing. He made no motion. His
tint concealed the upper part of h!
face so that no one could see what It
expre3sed. Since lie did not with
' da ma tions.
The only impassive person . .
table was the winner. He m.7
sign of excitement, did not
band toward the s-oM h. t'al
on to the table for him to fl?
wv- " wuw wag tne M i-
all this good fortune had ce
bet, being apparently intent mvTb
person he had hrrWi L c
T71" Kttf a:.
features, too. were concealed th
cipal one, his eyes, being cotS'l
the colored glosses. "f
The exclamations of the
were succeeded by anotw w
Could it be possible that the
would leave what now amooEtwT!
nearly $2,000 of our money ww!
was, taking the chances ag,in
lng all or winning five time, Z.
amount? The silence was brot u
a soft voice coming from the irmn,
standing behind the object of a fru
some of your winnines?"
There was no reply-at lean tm.
was heard, for at that moment th. tJi
rattled again. , .
For the third time the Are t i.
What was before mingled exciiu
tions was now a hubbub. The fcett
of coins would be too larse for til
spot covered, and an I O V wts ia
on the pile. The seedy man sat staM,
looking at the man for whom he b,i
rendered possible these winning, but
he made no protest against temntiiw
fate further. ' 5
"On Carli" cried the woman befcint
the gambler. "Don't! riease fa.
risk It ail again."
But the appeal was digrega.-a?4
The spinner of the wheel waited aft
moments, but. receiving no ai-a tint
the money on the five to one tf
would be changed, twirled it, tad
again the croupier announced that tV
Something like $50,000 had now.,
crued to the credit of the winner. Tta
woman behind him put her arms atee
his neck, with her face close to tia. It
was noticed that she shuddered. Ti
seedy man opposite arose with ate
eyes glued to the couple before hiir.
Then the woman gave a shriek.
. Some one pulled the gambler's hat
off. A burst of horror followed th m
covering of a face that bore the pailw
of death, eyes that were fixed ia a ti-
cant stare on the pile of gold befon
them. The woman fainted and vn
carried out of the room by one partj
of attendants, while the dead gamble
was carried out by another. These m
objects of interest having been renw
ed, the crowd looked about for tb
man with the threadbare clothes vi
had furnished the original stake
He bad disappeared.
While the excitement, the norm
was at its height he was leaving th
gambling ball a nd, , passing out of tt
gardens In which the building ntnoi
called a cab, got in and .to the drire
who bent down to hear to what pole
he wished to be driven, said: '
"To the palace of the grand duke."
Stopping before a door in the rear i"
the building the "fare" turned m
over to a lackey for his pay and boi
ried upstairs. Entering one of tin
apartments, be summoned attendaati
who divested him of tis clothes tri
handed him others.
"Send for ti.e Count de " he Mi
The Count de was the priw
minister. In half an hour he appear
at the palace and was ushered Intoo
apartment where the grand duke
"Count," said the latter, "Bade
Baden' must cease to be a gamblte
The count, astonished, waited as
planation. The grand duke continue
"One of our brightest young aw
Baron Carl Steinforth, whom I hi"
Intended for a high position, ha
centlv so I heard been losins
patrimony. Knowing that he ha
quented the Casino every day
evening. I went there tonight la
guise partly to see him for myself
partly to look upon wb&t is goiut -there.
I was present when he stW
nnd lost his last coin. I put np a t&
for him. which he did not nonce. - j
now believe he was dead at the tin
offered it. I placed it for him wbert
would win, and it did win se""
times in succession. "The baroness, v
wife, came in to look for him dos
less to get him away at the momest'
put up the stake. She waited '
he won, then discovered the tro
She was carried ont of the hall to
ttcious; hr husband was carried ost'
"I desire that yon immediately b
steps to reoall the garablin? privtF
accorded to this nefarious con
Let it be your first business oa f
Such is the story of the recall
license for gambling at Baden B
a I heaid it told by oue who bad
Intimate with members of the
ducal court. Had it not (tee g--been
transferred to Monte t'arw
i , ..I nt WSF
rone wuuiu iiavw i,vt -
point for gamblers. As it Is. the
ness was simply moved from ow p
to another. But Gi-rmany I f03
in putting it off her territory.
Jan. 17 in America
draw his winnings it was assumed!! ,, .
that he would leave them where they j 1706-Blrth in Boston of BeaJ
" . ?e . 1036 tUe Franklin, author, iavector.
"uuic auwuuij n uv won ne WOUM1
win five times the sixty or 300 gold
The direction "Make your bets" was
given, ana the wheel was twirled.
By this time those about the table
hnd largely lost Interest in their own
bets in the more absorbing diversion
of watching this reckless player, who
seemed resolved to risk all on one turn
of the wheel. The ball rattled louder
than ever In the surrounding silence.
The hush coutinued till tbocroupier an
nounced that the 3 to 1 bet had won
again, then burst forth a din of e
n. aucnor. i-1' -
opher. diplomat and Bl"
died 1790. - f
17Sl-Battie of the Cowrr.s.
The British under Tarletoa '
ed by the patriot "nder 1 .
,- i , . . . .
1S03 General Rutherford tV I
Hayes, ex-president of th 1 j
States, died: born 1S22- '
1013-E. Trentlss Bailey, '."j '
rtlon Observer since ' j
rtica. N V.; born I
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