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THE ROCK ISLAND AJIGUS. SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 10U.
Publlihdt dally at 12 Second ava
nut, Rivlc I, land. III. (Entered at tba
poatelRca aa aecond-clasa natter.)
rk lataad Mraikrr ( the Aar1aed
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Ten cent per week by car
rier. In Hock Island; SI per year by mall
Complaint cf delivery eervlca ahould
t mad to the circulation department,
-which ahould also be notified in every
Instance where It 1 drelred to have
paper discontinued, aa carrier, have no
authority In the premises.
All communication, of argumentative
character, political or rell;tou. mu,t
hara real nam attached for publica
tion. No auch article, will ba printed
ovar fictitious algnature.
Telephone, In all department,. Cen
tral t'nlon. Rock I,Ian1 14S. 11S and
to do the same, th result being con-f
fusion and panic In a season of plenty, j
The new currency law Is designed
to make the recurrence of such con-j
ditions Impossible. And even bankers;
not thoroughly satisfied with all pro
visions of the law realize and admit
that it will serve this essential and
fundamentally important purpose.
In the United States today optimism
respecting the future is nowhere more
general than among the bankers
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNEB
- Congressman fram the Fourteenth C (strict.
Saturday,' January 31, 1914.
"Go' to church Sunday."
"AH the world Is going to church
tomorrow. Who says it Is not a good
In New York an applicant for citi
: senship thought state senators were
kept In circuses. A logical error.
Many of them are In rings.
"Hell wUl hold me before. I resign."
says Huerta. We don't wish Huerta
any such bad luck but Villa may be
the Instrument of the transition.
The safety first movement should be
extended to the man who reaches in
the medicine cabinet in the dark,
finds the mercury tablets, and fakes
them instead of the headache dope.
Now that Colonel Rooeevelt and
Judge Taft both have been elected hon
orary presidents of the American
Peace aad Arbitration league, they
. may see a way of settling their own
. : English militants promise that their
campaign this year will be one of
i "real war." In some respects that
-tould be preferable to their campaign
:f real crime last year. It would be
. -a change, anyway.
TAVENNER SCORES FOR GOV
By having included In the fortifica-
tions appropriation bill, which passed
the national house of representatives
yesterday, provision that not exceed
ing 10 per cent of the sums appropria
ted shall be used to purchase munitions
of war from outside manufacturers.
Congressman Clyde H. Tavenner scor
ed his first point for government manu
facture, for accompanying the bill is a
measure advocating the new policy of
"complete arsenal manufacture."
Representative Shirley, In charge of
the bill, with whom Congressman Tav
enner has been faithfully working, de
clared Roik Island arsenal otters the
best advantages for the location of the
government plant. In cheap water pow
er and opportunities for expansion.
Thus has Tavenner won the first
step in his great fight which in reality
began before he entered congress, and
to which he devoted himself day and
night for a solid year. Hardly bad the
congress of which he is a member con
vened than he brought ha matter up.
There Is not a member of the house
who has not beard from him on the
subject since, and meantime he has
been getting the senators Interested.
He has enlisted the Interest of the wax
department, which carries the force of
the national administration.
It means, as Tavenner said in Wash
ington yesterday, the first step toward
making Rock Island arsenal one of the
greatest In the world. It mill Insure,
if it becomes a law, as seems altogeth
er likely, the employment of thousands
of men here where hundreds are now
TIja lower house Jias at all events
endorsed the principle of government
manufacture of munitions of war for
the first time In history, but there is
much yet to be done, and it is np to the
three cities to render all possible as
sistance to the ultimate success of the
measure in the senate. Tavenner needs
help to accomplish this, and If he gets
it. and succeeds. Rock Island arsenal
will become, as he says, "one of the
largest arsenals in the world, as surely
as water runs and grass grows."
In bis latest message to the South
- Carolina legislature. Governor Cole
Blease explains why he pardoned 982
- convicts. After reading the explana-
tion you are still of the opinion that
"'Tit was because he was Cole Blease.
Senator Cummins does not approve
of the president's conciliatory program
- for the handling of the trust question.
The senator wants the big stick meth
ods, which have been tried and found
wanting In the past. After all. who
cares what Senatct- Cummins wants T
00 TO CHURCH SUNDAY"
l "All the world Is going to church
tomorrow." This Is the slogan that
Is animating a nation wide movement Parsed by legislatures and congresses
. In effect tomorrow. Rock Island li
"GOVERNMENT BY JUDGES."
The address of Judge Walter Clark
of North Carolina Tuesday, In New
York City ' on "Government By
Judges." before an assemblage of
judges, was one that directs public at
tention to a growing danger, and con
tains a warning that should be heeded.
Justice Clark sues in the growing
exercise of power by the courts of the
country, particularly the federal
courts, a menace to - popular liberty
and representative government. The
bar and the bench, have upheld the ex
ercise of this plenary power until laws
(Special Correspondence of The Arg-ua.)
Washington. Jan. 29. Subject to
popular election as it now is, the sen
ate has a hard time getting over some
of Its Bourbon ten
dencies. For in
stance the senate
to be killed by
proposition to have
the president make
public the endorse
ments of candi
dates for federal
was adopted by the
house in a bill
providing for an
extra judge for the
eastern district of
Pen n syl vanla.
Some of the repub
thought to make
trouble for the democrats by propos
ing this feature as an amendment to
the bill. For years the house demo
crats have been Insisting upon this sort
But the amendment created no em
barrassment, for the democrats !
promptly adopted the amendment.
Then the bill went to the senate. The
senate committee on judiciary killed
the publicity provision, and the bill
was passed one day In a hurry, most
of the democratic senators unaware
that the publicity provision had been
Their chance to make amends came
the other day. The house had re
fused to agree to the senate action.
When the motion was offered In the
senate to again came conferees. Sena
tor Norrls, progressive republican, of
fered an amendment to Instruct the
conferees to Insist on the publicity of
At once a point of order was raised
against the Norrls amendment. Tech
nically it was out of order, since the
rules of the senate provide that when
that body has once acted on a propo
sition, the same proposition cannot
again be raised In adopting Instruc
tions for conferees.
A little more "courage and the ques
tion of order could have been waived
Here was a majority wishing to do a
certain thing, but still so saturated
with the traditions of what has always
been the reactionary branch of con
tress that It was afraid to do that
thing. Vice President Marshall could
do nothing but sustain the -point
It was In vain that Norris quoted the
words of Secretary of State Bryan
It was in speaking on this same point
of publicity of endorsements of judges
that Bryan said:
"A law was rjassed making it a
criminal offense for any corporation to
contribute to a national campaign fund
Then came the demand for publicity
as to Individual contributions. But
even this was not all that was needed.
and the house of representatives has
gone three steps farther In the matter
of publicity. The first asked the presi
dent to make publiclre recommenda
tions, written and verbal, upon which
he appoints United States Judges."
And then he recited the other steps.
Value of Parcel Post.
The Amerloan Express Co. Is tell
ing the people what a fine institution
the express service is "an exclusive
ly American idea." The retort of Con
gressman David J. Lewis, pf Maryland,
the author of the parcel post law, is a
"There is no doubt that the express
service is exclusively an ' American
Idea," said Lewis, "but that does not
make it a thing to be desired. The real
difference between the express coir
pany and the parcel post Is the motive.
The express company is run for profit;
the parcel post for the good of the
country. The express company does
not get off the main lines of travel.
Parcel post will use a dog sled and
cross leagues of Alaskan snows to
care for a lonesome miner. Express
management absorbs from 25 per cent
to one-third of the gross receipts in
needless expenses. Parcel post sub
stitutes the stamp and keeps serenely
on, more interested In making good
than in making profits.
Why was the ooffe at breakfast so
Why waa the fellow who sat at roar
Aa you rods Into town auch a pitiful cad.
That you ached to remove his deaplo-l
WTay war, th gruarda on the oars impo-;
Tour livar waa not wwrVlng1 rig-ht.
Why dM tlae- offlc box worry you ao?
Why did it tnak yon aa horribly glum,
To tba stenographer pace to and
The Daily Story
THE PATRIOT SPY BY F. A, MITCHEL, -
Copyrighted. 1812, by Associated Literary Bureau,
common with every city and hamlet in
:":tbe christianized universe is listening
" to it. The "go to church Sunday"
movement is well organized and has
have become the mere playthrogs for
judicial construction and judicial in
terpolation and repeal. Examples or
illustrations of this "government of
courts" are too numerous and well
known to make it necessary to enum
Deen systematically conducted in its j erate thm- tn? Instance will be suf-
preparatory stages. It is worth while.
It will serve only a good purpose.
i The welcome sign win be hung out
.from every house of worship in Rock
island and the attendants, the regular
ones and the transients, and the once-in-awhiles,
will all be received In the
The sermons, it is anticipated will
be of cheering tone, breathing in hap
piness of tone the spirit of gratitude
for those who are within rather than
rebuke for the sins of omission pf
"' those who are not. It is too often, if
'. It may be said, that those who are
faithful in attendance are lectured
' from the pulpit for those who are less
It Is prayerfully hoped that Rock
Island's "go to church Sunday"
. will make a record unsurpassed by any
; city in the land, and that all who at-
tend will find that the hours spent
-In the house of God have been profit
able. It cannot be otherwise.
THE OUTLOOK FOR 1914.
Chicago business men have been glv-
'tig their view a on the outlook for bus
; Iness In 1914. James A. Patton. the
. millionaire grain operator. Is the only
man Interviewed who expresses doubt
that the year will show a general Im
i provetrenc He professes to believe
that some Interests will be adversely
i affected by the new tariff law. O n't he
Sherman anti-trust law of the word
"reasonable" making reasonable
trusts, that Is reasonable in the opinion
of the court, a legal trust. This en
actment of law by a court arrested
public attention, and lias created a
demand for some kind of reform that
will put a curb upon the courts and
compel them to enforce laws as made
by the people, and not exercise the
power to make and unmake laws,
which have been enacted by the peo
ple. The courts of Illinois have not fol
lowed so closely the example of the
federal court as have those of the
other states perhaps. Laws commend
able in themselves to public Judgment,
have been in numerous states repealed
by the courts on flimsy technicalities,
'justice Clark In his address did not
make his emphatic protest against
"court government" and his warnings
of the dangers to the republic If a
curb Is not put upon it, any too strong
In view of patent facts.
It behooves the bench and bar of the
country to heed the wise warnings of
the able North Carolina jurist It Is
not to be said that lawyers and judges
are less patriotic than other people.
Familiarity with law as they see It,
possibly breeds some contempt for it,
and Involuntarily many of them may
have drifted Into the habit of ques
tioning laws that do not suit their
Justice Clark Is not the only Jurist
Offers Reward for Slayers.
Springfield. Ill, Jan. 31. Governor
Dunne yesterday offered a reward of
$200 for the arrest and conviction of
John Henry, the Morgan county, farm;
er who killed Charles Ezard, Evertt
Crain and Howard Crain Jan. 27 fol
lowing difficulties with his wife. A
similar reward was offered for the ar
rest and conviction of the murderer
of M. G. Hawley at Centralis June 13.
See Gain for Legislature.
Springfield, III., Jan. 31. Belief that
the work of the coming general as
sembly will be expedited more than
100 per cent legislative reference
bureau, who came to Springfield yes
terday for a conference with Governor
Dunne. The bureau will work out a
system of state expenditures by which
the next budget may be facilitated.
Drainage Men Elect Chiefs.
Springfield, 111, Jan. 31. The Asso
ciation of Drainage and Levee districts
of Illinois eleevted officers at its an
nual meeting yesterday and heard ad
dresses by Governor Dunne, Edward
T. Perkins of Chicago, president of
the national drainage congress, and
Lyman E. Cooley of Chicago. The of
ficers elected were:
President W. J. Curran of Pealn.
Vice Presidents C. J. Lumpkin of
Carllnville and John Rose of Bluff
Secretary-treasurer Eugene Brown
The chairman of the legislative com
mittee is Thomas Worthington of
Jacksonville . . . -
Gives Knox College $100,000.
Galesburg, 111, Jan. 31. Dr. Thomas
McClelland, president, announced yes
terday a gift of $100,000 from the gen
eral education board to Knox college.
He said this marked the beginning of
a campaign for $500,000. Of the total
obtained $75,000 will be used for the
erection of a building for men. The
rest will go to the endowment fund,
swelling it to more than $1,000,000.
Jacksonville, 111, Jan. 31. Funerals
of the victims of the triple murder at
Woodson were held at the Christian
church at that place yesterday morn
ing and attended by large crowds.
For the first time the community
seemed to arouse Itself from the ter
ror that prevailed since the tragedies.
And hear her eontentadly chewing- bar
Why did you wlah they wet1 both out
Tour liver was not working: rlgtit.
Why did yon fall In each venture yon
Why did you quarrel and bicker In vain?
Why were appeals you presented denied?
Why waa ao much you had labored to
Forever lost to you, 'twlxt morning' and
Tour liver waa not working right.
"Don't you think a man is a fool
to try to drown his sorrows in strong
"And don't you think chewing tobac
co Is an awfully filthy habit?"
"Don't you think a man who smokes
is foolish to burn up, money in that
"Don't you think It is ridiculous to1
deny women the right to voti when
tramps and ignorant foreigners who.
have no knowledge of our institu
tions are permitted to cast ballots?"'
"Don't you think a woman who does
a man's work as well as a man could
do It ought to have a man's pay?"
"Well, for mercy's sake, why don't
you spunk up and argue about some
thing? Haven't you an idea of any
'The Young Lady Across the Way'
other band. President Mitchell of the
Illinois Trust and Havings bank and j who forsees the dangers of govern
' others express confidence that money
'-mil be easy and the factories busy.
Business men generally are confl
; dent that the new currency legislation
i'-wi'l Jtlve the country permanent as-
' surance against panic, such as afflicted
' -us in the past periodically and on slight
"est provocation, the currency panic
''rt 1907 being the most recent example.
That disturbance could have been due
" to no lack of confidence regarding the
'-Immediate effect of new and untried
legislation. It was palpably due to
'the inelasticity of the currency, felt
at a time when the west needed more
money for the transaction of Its le
' gitUnate business than the eaatern
banks which bad borrowed this money
" in a dull season could rpare. They
"' had to lasoe substitutes for money
ment by the courts In Important liti
gation, lie Is, however, the most em
phatic In the protest against it, and
In his warning of the dangers conse
quent on the exercise of such arbitrary
Watch "Movies;" Miss "Thrill."
Danville. Ill, Jan. 31. Thieves dy
namited the safe of the Applebaum
shoe store In the busiest block on
Vermillion street early last night and
got $400, making their escape un
molested. The store, which is located
between two moving picture theatres
and opposite a hotel, was jarred
slightly. Persons la each theatre be
lieved the noise was due to the efforts
of the lira! managers, to make his
that had no legal sanction and this i theatre more widely noticed. Half an
BO r TX
"It seems to me," he complained,!
'that you think entirely too much of
"Oh, no I don't
dear," she hastily
replied. "I don't
really think any
thing of them.
Can't jou et
some extra work
to do or manage
in some way to Increase your income.
so that I can have something new?'
Stranger Than Fiction.
"It was funny about that woman,'
said the man at the railway ticket
"I didn't notice anything peculiar
about her," replied the one who was
waiting for his change.
"When I gave her lower 8 she didn't
ask if I couldn't fix it so she could be
nearer the center of the car."
Be she fairer than the day.
Or the flower meads In May,
It ahe ba not ao to me.
What care I how fair aha be?
If her dad's a millionaire.
If aha haa brig-ht items to wear.
Why should I be filled with glee?
She la married not to me.
In a new collection of the sayings
of Napoleon we And this one:
"A man never rises so high as when
he does not know where he is going.
This may account for the reluctance
of people to call their floors when
they step into elevators.
Overlooked a Few.
Professor Brander Matthews haa
presented to the Columbia university
library 600 plays by American authors.
we are Informed that there are sev
eral plays by American authors which
he did not have in the collection.
In New York.
"They say his wife belle-res every-
tiling lie tells her.
"Sure. She'd believe it if he told.
her there were people in Chicago who
didn't eat with their knives."
The young lady across the way says they make artificial pearls now that
look Just exactly like the real ones and about all the advantage In bavinz
obliged their western correspondents hour later the robbery was discovered.) ' ,h ",lsr"ctIon of knowing they came riSht out of the
We are earnestly hoping that tba
esteemed baseball reporters will dur
ing the winter invent something better
than "slab artist" aa a synonym for
Life Is full of rbanse. One da we
have an office cat and no catulp.'tioo
the next day we bare plenty of catnip
and no cat Toledo Blade.
Wouldst thou subject all thlnpn to
thyself? Subject tb.vsvlf to rcaiu
There Is still standing in Morrlstown,
N. J, a bouse which General Wash
ington while maneuvering against the
British army at New York occupied
as his headquarters. It is kept In ex
cellent repair by an association organ
ized for the purpose and contains a
great many relics connected with the
Father of His Country. In the kitchen
is the same enormous fireplace, with
cooking paraphernalia, aa was used in
Revolutionary times. To some the most
interesting room is one on the ground
floor, in the rear of the building, tbat
was used by Washington as a private
- One spring morning; in the year 1777
a young man wearing the uniform of a
lieutenant of cavalry in the Continen
tal army passed the sentry before
Washington's headquarters at Morris
town, returned the man's saint and
entered the main hall. There be was
met by the general's orderly, whom he
told to Announce Lieutenant John
Woodville. : In a few moments the offl
cer was standing in Washington's
"Be seated, said the - commander.
turning from bis desk. "I have aent
for you to do a more Important work
than any with which I have yet in
trusted you. I wish you to go to New
York and if possible learn the inten
tions of General Howe. I suspect that
he is Intending to move against Phlla
delphia. If so be must either march
across New Jersey, where be will have
to fight us, or go by sea. If he goes by
land I desire to be advised of the time
he moves, that I may be prepared to
Intercept bis passage. My main ob
ject is to so threaten him tbat he will
not be able to send any more troops to
assist Burgoyne. I deem it essential
that you should understand the situa
tion in order that you may act intelli
gently. How soon can you leave?"
"As soon as I can secure a disguise.
"Very well. Go, and remember that
our cause may depend upon your suc
cess." Lieutenant Woodville left his com
mander and within an hour, in the
garb of a young countryman, rode out
of Morristown down the read leading
to Orange, where he stopped at the
tavern the building is still standing
for dinner, thence to Newark, where
be turned south toward Ellzabethtown.
He was now in territory within reach
of the British at New York, and it be
hooved him to keep a sharp lookout
not only to conceal bis mission, but for
indications of the movements of the
Woodville pretended to be a Tory to
Tory sympathizers and found those of
that persuasion jubilant at the pros
pect of ending the war and re-establishing
the authority of the king. They
told him that the troops from Canada
were to be met near the mouth of the
Mohawk river by troops from the
sonth and the line of communication
by way of the Hudson and Lake
Champlain would soon be open to the
British, cutting the confederated colo-,
nies in two parts. But he also beard
from "patriots" that Burgoyne was
marching: through a wild country, in
which it was difficult to feed his army.
and unless be were successful in form
ing a junction with the force moving
from the south he would be in a crit
This indicated to the young lieuten
ant that what Howe did in the way
of sending troops to support Bur
goyne was of great importance to the
cause, and it was especially essential
that General Washington should know,
so far as possible, just what Howe was
doing in the matter. But Woodville
was not near enough to the British
headquarters to learn much about the
matter, so he determined to move on
to the west . bank of the Hudson,
where Jersey City now stands. A
family of patriots of the name of
Curtiss lived there, to .whom he was
known and on whom be could rely. On
his way he passed the King's Arms, a
tavern kept by a Tory named Smith-
son, who bad a pretty daughter, Jen
nie, upon whom the young - soldier
looked with loving eyes. He desired
to pay her a visit in passing, but dare
not do so. because If recognized by
her father be would be betrayed to the
British and hanged as a spy, so he
went on to the Cnrtlsses, where be
was taken In and given a lodging.
Woodville noticed a number of ships
lying at anchor In the river and that
the boats going to them usually car
ried what appeared to be supplies. It
looked as if they were preparing for
a voyage, but to what point did not
appear. The spy was near the ferry
and noticed soon after his arrival a
British soldier disembark, mount his
horse and ride westward. A soldier
becomes used to the ways of soldiers.
and there was something in the man's
movements tbat indicated to Wood-1
ville that be was going somewhere j
with an object. The most likely ob-l
ject he could have was carrying a message.
The spy ran to the barn, got out bis
horse and. mounting, started to follow
the soldier. Catching sight of blm
ascending the heights back of the riv
er. be slowed his pace, riding only
near enough to 'him to keen him in
lent. Th Ttrltisber took th road to
Ellzabethtown. It was drawing near
toe close of the day, and. passing the
King's Aims tavern, be stopped, dis
mounted and entered.
Woodville drew rein and considered
the situation. He saw a negro take
the soldier's horse to the barn and
argued that the latter would atav to
aupper and possibly all night . The
Anierican wished tbat be could catch
sight 'of Jennie Sruithson without her
father seeing biro. . He waited till it
was dark; then, tying his horse to a
tree, stole up to the bouse to reconnol-ter.
Looking through a window, he
saw the soldier xtnnding before the
bar. while the landlord was behind it i
In the ct of serving a mug of flip, i
Woodville went aronnd
and saw Jennie aupcrlnteruJin, ', ft-
gro cook, who was cooking the J, ,
He macaget-o attract Jennie.
tion and, putting his finRers to nli r
signaled her to come out to him i
nle Joined him. and the two rr!.
into the darkness.
Jennie did not sympathize win,
Tories, for ahe hud ho t. . u
lea and, being very much In i0T.
Woodville. was ready to do iB,!;"
be asked of her. He inquired
trooper was to remain all ulzhf
she replied that she did not know tf
thought that, having eaten bis
be would go on to either KewaA '
Elisabeth town. Woodvillo told twrt
suspected the man was a messJJ
and if so he desired to get pMeaSl
of any document be might havToTS
person. He begsed her to find !
possible what was the man'a Jz .
and If be were carrying a tnessit, 2 I
v j iv hi-' i i rum mm.
Jennie promised to do all nbt emu
In the matter and, returning tots!
bouse, brought oat something tit
Woodville to eat and put him h n,
smokehouse. Later she returned
said that she had talked with the m
dler and learned that he wag on jj.
way to Princeton, where a Britlrt
commissary of subsistence w
tloned ttr the purpose of gatherii
supplies for General Howe's trmjZ
New York. She would detain nira
Woodville was puzzled. Havin -
the British ships loading with troppifc,
off Manhattan Island, he bad got tbt
idea tbat the force would be bus
ported by sea. Was this commW
to be directed to have supplies mi;
for the British on a march throng
Princeton, or was he to be ordered &
send them to New York that they
might be loaded on the ships? TSi
uncertainty rendered it important tt
Jennie should secure further Infora
tion on the subject Woodville pcri
back and forth before the smokelxxai
impatiently awaiting her return. .
An hour passed, and Woodvilia cot
eluded to reconnoiter. Learinr tfc
smokehouse, he went to the front tt
the house and saw the soldier taltiaj
to Jennie, who seemed to be doing ber
best to entertain him, every now ui
again rising, going to the bar and re
turning with a mug of flip for t
guest Satisfied that all was srotsg
well, the spy returned to the imofe
bouse. About 10 o'clock Jennie cant
to blm and told him that the to-idls
had gone to bed well filled with Hquai
As soon as she was assured ttatt be
was sound asleep she would go into
his room and capture anything bt
might have in his possession.
Woodville bad been deprived of i!eej
for several nights and while wtltinj
fell into a slumber. He was awako-
ed by Jennie, who thrust a teale!
paper into bis hands. She bad tibo
the precaution to bring also a Slit
and steel and a candle and struck i
light Woodville rubbed his eyei inl
read the superscription on the piper.
It was to Captain George Doncwter,
commissary of subsistence, Prlncetta.
N. J. Breaking the seal, be read:
Captain Tou are hereby ordered toast
all the supplies In your possession to
point on tha coast directly east of Priscr
ton and deposit them on tha beach it tM
nearest Inlet, where they can be ukta f
In boats. Tou will also direct anr of
In charge of a supply station south of jm
to transport his supplies to the cout
convenient point for shipment. Signal W
fire on the dunes. The fleet win bt "
you on the th. .
By order of Major General Howe. ,
When Woodville had read this
threw bis arms about Jennie and pt
ber a dozen kisses.
"What does It meanT she asked.
"It means that General How f
going to attack Philadelphia, aoa
dare not try to force his way throaf&
New Jersey, liable to be pounced apt
by General Washington from Jlor
town. I must be off with the docu
ment at once."
Giving Jennie a farewell kiss. Woe
ville went to the point where he d
left his horse and, mounting. P
away. Passing through Newark a
Orange, he ascended the rise wet
the latter place, and early In the bw
Ing rode up to Washington's teas
Quarters at Morristown. Tnrowlif
himself from his horse, he asked to
the general. Washington, who n
risen early to begin the work cf tk
day. hearing that Woodville had
turned, directed that he be shows v
Ma horirnnm On entering the
man held ont to him the pP
bad secured through Jennie Smith
Ah!" exclaimed the general. p
goes by sea to Philadelphia, w
know just where and when v
, . . . . In nrTfW
wasmngton was noi omc r-
rh nlMmnta canrure of rhi'ade!p'1' R
. 4Mi!i 8
but he caused Howe so mum i.v--that
he was prevented from kbJ:
more troops to help Burgoyne out
the difficult position into whico
had fallen, and the British disaster
Saratoga soon followed. .
Jennie Smlthson was snspectel
having stolen the paper from the
ish trooper, but the act could Bf r
proved against her. After aVtf
was secured she met ber re
the husband she desired.
Jan. 31 in American
160-lbervllle. French fP,or?-tt
pioneer settler of the "
entered Mobile bay. jj
1752 Uouverneur Morris. taw!(l
the Involution, born; ' aJf." 8tl
ISGS-Congres adopted tbe ",
amendment to the LDl'eroi!at
constitution, abolishing ne.
1805 Judge Ebenczer
noted jurist, died: born
Life without liberty I 1
are witnout joy maj nuAt
greatne-s of life l rarnuvw