THE ROCK ISLAND AKGUS. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 8, 1913.
Publish Dally at im Bocond av
eoa. Rock Island. TO. (Entered at tbe
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Tslepftonce In all departments: Cen
tral Union. West Hi. 1141 and 1141;
Union H3rtrlc II 41.
Wednesday. January 8, 1913.
New Hampshire can now boast of it t
first democratic governor since 1874.
You cannot send a hog by parcel
post unless you cut him up into 11
Somebody should get the hook for
,u" Proiwsor dq ueciaree ,
angle worms have reasoning powers.
j information in public affairs, the ap-
Having put an end to the last vestige j pointment of any of whom to a cabinet
of aerfdom, Russia Is only held back by j position would add strength to Presi
an antiquated "nobility" of unpro- dent Wilson's administration and make
nouncable names. j an unsurpassed if not an unequaled
- 1 , j record for service in the interests of
Criticism of Judge Anderson for the 1 the common pood,
sentences Imposed on thf labor lead- i The Argus hopes that President Wil
ers Is not well based. "The certainty ; son will select one of these able dem
of punlshmen', not ita severity," he . oerat'e democrats to be a member of
said truly, "is 'he Important consid-1 his official family,
- - Ot'THK KIGHT MKTAL.
State's Attorney Floyd E. Thompson 1 . . ... P1 .
i. a.,... - ,w' ..i . State s Attorney Floyd E. Thompson
Is deslrou) of the cooperation and aa- 1
slstanee of the tx-st legal talent that demonstrated before the board of su
ran be provided in the conduct of hid pervisors yesterday afternoon that, he
office, but he does not propone to be a i6 cf the right metal and calibre,
figurehead. And he is right. Although young and inexperienced in
There rbould be no backward step
in Rock Island street Improvements.
Had the city hesitated In the past, it
would have been lost to all the benefits
and advantages of progress. On with
the good work wherever needed.
Arthur Burrage Farwell announces
he has written Governor Wilson re
questing him to exert Influence upon
Mayor Harrison of Chicago to law-and-orderlze
Chicago. Arthur Burrage
Farwell apparently doesn't know any
thing about Woodrow Wilson's capaci
ty for minding his own business.
TH K CAR KOt'TINO IMIOI'OSITION j
Commissioner R. R. Reynolds Is ab
solutely correct in maintaining that In
the car routing proposition the pa
trons as well as the interested prop
erty holders and merchants should be
taken into consideration. This is the
same idea that was originally ad vane-
ed by H. E. Casteel, when, as president
of the Rock Island club, be gave his
views on a former occasion when the
subject was under consideration.
Brought down to the final analysis.
the whole question may best be solved
:m the basis of the greatest good to
the greatest, number, and auch a solu -
tion can only be reached by broad -
minded, unselfish action on the part
of all Interested. .
It is a matter that pertains to Kock jTHK TULA TV AM) ClNAl, TOIXS
Island in Ita entirety and whut is best , Te government of the United
to contribute t the growth of the city i . , , .
, , . , .. ' States bound itself, m the provisions
as a whole, and tho consideration of;
the people aa a whole, should be tho ; of Up Hay Par.ncefote trea'y, to give
sole guiding motive. There Is no occa -
rlon and no justification for the ar-
raying of one class of property
oi' one class of merchants against an-
other and no present good or lasting
benefit can come from auch a proced -
Ijpt us have a big business center as
well as a big city the bigger the Let
ter In both respects.
THK l.HT MS YKAK.
In the year 1813 the f3th congress
of the I'nlted States assembled. That
portentlous conjunction did not bring
evil to the uation In which we are all
most in erested. It is true that the
republic was then In armed strife
with Great Britain, but the year wit
nessed a succession of American trl-
umpba on shore aiid sea Commodore j nation to the prejudice of un-Amerl-1'erry'a
victory was one of them, giv- can shippii.g interests.
!ng us control of the Great Lakes The point made by the British Is
w hich prepared the way (or 'he treaty conceded by many American states-
cf Uhent iu 1814. and the glorious
peace that has now endured tor al-
moat a century between the two great
F.nglish-epeakrtig peoples may It nev-
er be broken or sullied bp fault of
James Madtson was Inaugurated In
1M3 for his second term, as Woodrow
Wi'son will be inaugurated in 1913 for
his firs term.
Europe was at war. That year saw
the inception of tha alliance and the
mighty operations which resulted In
the overthrow of Napoleon. The "bat-,
tie of the nations" at Lelpslc fore old
Waterloo and a long period of peace
and prosperous development.
In that year Argentina threw o the
yoke of Spain and established her In
dependence. The resources of the printer's art
a are enriched by the process of s ereo-
typing. There were bom that year.
among millions of others who exer
tlsed more or lets Influence oa tho
resultant line of human progress, Rloh
srd Wagner, Henry Bessemer, David
l.tv!ngstone. Isaae Pitman, Stephen A.
lcub!as, Admiral Porter and John C.
Fremont, th pathfinder.
Such is a part of the record of a
thirteen year that did not turn out
very badly on the whole for the world
we live la. There is going to be a lot
happening between now and New
Year's da- of 1914; and we violate
no confidence when we announce that
the planet is going to be better off at
the end than at the beginning of the
ILLINOIS IN THE CABINET.
Word comes from 'New Jersey ' that
Governor Wilson has a friendly feeling
for Illinois, and that the state may be
represented in the cabinet if a proper
democrat is presented tt him.
Illinois has plenty of good demo
cratic material men of brains and
character who would honor their posi
tion In the cabinet and serve the coun
try with distinction.
President, Cleveland selected one of
the ablest chief Justices of the supreme
court of the United States from Illi
nois. He appointed a first assistant
postmaster general from the state, and
he made a special record in that posi
tion, established the first rural free de
livery In the country in Sangamon
county, and acted for4he postmaster
general in cabinet, meetings on many
President Cleveland also selected a
secretary of state from Illinois.
Illinois has furnished presidents and
Vlce Psiaents. aemocrauc ana repuo-
ncan iwu no nave uouuieu uinr
William J. Bryan, who has led the"cakes- or a combination of the yellow
I democratic party for 16 years, although
living In Nebraska, is a product of Illi
nois. Illinois has many great democrats,
Bpn)e of them nQt ,n pub,lc nfe who
h,ve th. br-ln. the charactel. the wide
tbe office of public prose'-utor, he
knows the law governing ms duties.
and he proposes to be guided absolute
ly by It. Not only willing, but anxious
to have the advice and cooperation of j
the board of supervisors, and pledging
, his entire acquiescence in all that the
I board may desire, he nevertheless does
not propose to be run out of office, or
be stripped of his rights, or even ig
nored. H will not consent to be made
a mere figurehead In the office to j
which the people have elected him. j
: He fuels that he owes something to i
j the people, to his office, to the law,
' and, not the last perhaps, to himself, j
By his calmness in the presence of 1
the board, bffore whom he had been j
summonod; by his knowledge of i
law governing the conduct of ;
his offce, by -his fair-mindedness, j
but determination to stand un- i
reservedly on hfs rights in the prcm-1
lses, he surprised the members of the !
' board, who Imagined that in the new
state's attorney the people had elected
a youth who does not know his busi
ness or who may be ignored or dis
placed without warrant or occasion.
The people feej that the new state's
i attorney is entitled to a fair show with-
i out prejudice, politically or otherwise,
, aun by bis course In this procedure
' he has strengthened public confidence
' to all otliT nations both in peace and
in war, exac tly the same rights in the
j upe of the Panama caul that it re-
'mtvos for itself.
, When by law adop ed several
1 months ago it exempted vessels en -
paged in the coar-twise shipping trade j battle as long as a century ago. Oth
froni tiie payment of tolls and for- I ers are of historical value because of
bad the operation through the canal
o railroad owned ships, the Britist
government pro ested against the dis-
rriminu'on in favor of American
coastwise Fhppin interests, no other
nation being permitted to-engage in
The BrlMsh foreign olfice raised the
point tha' the law regulating tolls is
ir. conflict with the treaty, and that
the exemption of certain vessels from
payment cf tolls exacted from vessels
owned by ether na'ions was diseriml-
, men to be well based, al hough Presl -
dent Taft takes 'he view that there
j lit no conflict between the treaty and
j the law. He is encouraged to say that
; the thought in the mind of Mr. Hay,
who draf ed the treaty, and In the
mlisds of the senators who ratified It.
was that the I'nlted States govern
ment was simply guaranteeing in the
treaty tha- there would be no discrim
ination in favor of or against any for-
e!gn power to tte profit or prejudice
I of another foreign power, and that
there was no thought that this govern
ment was grafting the right of any
other power to have voice in the con
ditlons governing the operation of the
canal where our priva'e Interests are
This condition is a very good after-
thought. But It Is no more than tha.
i Tbe truth Is that this nation bungled
In its diplomacy when It gave assent
- ! to the treaty a drawn. If now it re-
penis or its Bargain ratner man
....111.. 1. ..tj 1 1 1 , I.
uuuiiy n uuiu ob L'cuer ewpiuea iu
repealing ine law exempting Amen-
can coas wise traffic from payment of
csnal tolls. This exemption will
pront not ths country but the eeast-
wise shipping trust.
1 - . -: ISMrslice-
ANGEL AND SPONGE CAKES.
There are many housekeepers who
can make good cakes with butter and
fail utterly with sponge or angel
cakes. Their method of making and
baking is entirely different, and
should be considered separately when
studying "cake making and" baking.
While most rich butter cakes are im
proved by beating, those without
shortening are put 'ogether with as
little beating as possible except eggs
and sometimes eggs and sugar.
. They are the very easiest cakes to
make when one has once learned how
to handle this particular batter or
They may be made in loaf or layer
and white in layers or as a marble
cake dividing the angel cake dough
and adding two or three well beaten
Remember, all sponge cakes have
flour or sugar "cut" or "folded in,"
and one stroke too much only tough
Material Whites of eggs, one cup;
granulated sugar, one and one-half
cups; pa6try flour, one cup; cream of
tartar, one teaspoonf u". ; almond flav
oring, one teaspoonful.
MASSACHUSETTS YOIAX TO PRESERVE
TROPHIES OF YANKEE NAVAL VICTORIES
lira. Fowler at
Waltham, Mass. To preserve the
trophies of many a hard fough. naval
victory and to save from destruction
by moth and age tho stars and stripes
that waved over victorious Yankee
ships of .war, Mrs. Amelia Fowler of
Waltham has been se'.ec'ed by the
government to supervise the expendl-
t ture of $30,000, recently appropriated
j by congress for the preservation of
the collection of his orical battle
j flags now in s'orage at the naval aca-
j demy in Annapolis,
! Some of these flags were taken in
j the world-famous seaughters over
i whose battles they waved. All of
i these, numbering 136, are now almos.
j destrojpd by the ravages of time and
the inroads of the ubiquitous moth.
In the col.ection there is the bat le
flag used as a signal fcr opening fire
' at the battle of Lake Erie. Another
i it i i wmf j
is a British royal standard, captured i stands of colors that are now showns
a' York, Canada, iu 1813, by a squad-1 in the hal1 of flags in the Massachu
ron under Commander Chauncey. The 8e'ts state house.
ensign taken on the Alert in 1812 by I The fame of Mrs. Fowler's work-
Captain David Porter is one of the
most interesting flags in the collec
tion. Other notable standards thaf
are fast going to rack and rula are
the flags flown by the Spanish equad-
1 ron in the battle of Manila Bay, the
flag of ttie governor-general of the
Philippine Islands, taken by Admiral
Dewey in 1S98, and the ensign hoisted
in Japan by Commodore Perry at the
time with his interview with the Jap-
anese commissioners at Urga, in 1854.
The. deplorable condition of the old
flags was not known un'll the great
wooden boxes In which they are etor-
ed waa opened In the spring of 1911.
It waa discovered that, besides the
natural decay of age, the moths had i
gotten In and had ea en many of the!
flags to shreds. Commander W. C.
Cole of the academy immediately be-
; gan a aearch for someoae who knew
j how to save the valuable relics in his
; care. The Smithsonian Institute was
J consulted, but to no purpose,
j Then the curator of flags " at the
J Massachusetts state house was &ked
to offer some suggestion aa to rhe best
J method of bringing the precious tro-
i pnies deck io a eemtjiance or their
M . 1- , . . -
; lormer sireugui ana oeauiy. rormeri
Governor Curtis Guild. Jr., heanug of
jthergeu need of an expert, at once
, recommended Mrs. Fowler, and the
government requested that 6he exam -
Line the tattered flags and make some j
Utensils Large platter, flat wire
beater, measuring cup, loaf pan.
Directions Separate the eggs,
measuring the whites in the cup; turn
on the platter, sif : flour and sugar to
gether faree or four times; have the
pan and flavoring ready; beat the
eggs until very light; add the cream !
oi tartar and beat until sun. inis is
all the beating 'necessary. Now cut
and fold in the flour and sugar, and
last the flavoring. Bake in an un
buffered pan 60 minutes In a very
slow oven. It must raise to Its full
height before browning. Remove from
the oven when done and invert the
pan while cooling and let stand until
LEMON SPONGE CAKE.
Material Eggs, five; granulated su
gar, one and one-fourth cups; pastry
one and one.four cops; juice
rind of lemon, one.
Utensils Measuring cup, lemon
squeezer, flat wire beater, platter, gratr
er, bowl, cake pan.
Directions Beat the whites of the
eggs on the pla'ter until perfectly dry.
Beat the yolks in the bowl very light,
and gradually beat in the sugar and
the grated rind and juice of a lemon.
Cut and fold in half the whites, then
half the flour, then the remaining
whites and flour. Bake in a loaf cake
pan in a moderate oven 50 minutes or
until done. Be sure to let the cake
raise to its full height before brown
ing. SPONGE WARES. 1
Use the above recipe for any of the
small cakes, which are nice used with
fruits for dessert.
C7) Boston Photo Nawi Co.
oa one of the Haas.
' estimate. If possible, of the expense
i squired to place the damaged fabric
in sucn conaiuon tnat me colors
might again be staffed and placed on
Although the officers of the naval
academy had considered $3,000 suffi
cient to perform 4he task, Mrs. Fow
ler, after carefully examining each
of the 136 flags, fixed the minimum at
$26,000. She based her estimate
upon the probab'e time required by a
corps of experienced seamstresses to
perform the work under her direc'Ion
at a daily wage of $1.28.
Mrs. Fowler insisted that the only
! method practicable in the restoration
j of the Hags would be liat used in tbe
j making of the Bayeux tapestries by
! the Duchess of Burgundy more than
! 1000 years ago. This method is known
! today by no one but Mrs. Fowler, and
u waa Dy thls Process tha- she made
i Practically Indestructible the many
hitherto has beea confined to Massa
chusetts, where her skill has made the
collection of battle flags at the state
bouse one of the most remarkable of
its kind In the world.
Originally the work was taken up
as a pastime, but her skill could not
be long unknown. At first her atten-
j tion was given entirely to the making
of new flags and banners. She has
j embroidered colors for every state
1 regiment and the Ancient and Honor-
able Artillery, besides many banners
for civil bodies. An original ltch
has enabled her to place a design on
t one ijde of a piece of silk different
from the design on the other side. She
revived a method of work that was
eupposed to have been' lost,
The flats a.ready made bv Mn
Fowler are embroidered upon white
! B imported from France at a cost
of $16 a yard. The embroidery silk
was made in the United States espe
cially for the purpose and waa subject
ed to every known tett for fast color
lug. Military shades have been used.
The ccat of arms of the state has
been followed exactly
"Oh. Ye of Little Faith!"
Aniiotis ftifomee-Are you sure tht
y0u have thai medicine mixed r!jrtt
nrucclst No I urn ii.m hut l"r not it
! mixed the way the doctor ordered lu
Yv 1 6 i
1. lA-'- . I
He used to hate the Idle rich.
And often spoke with dread
About the fearful dangers which
Were looming up ahead;
He saw a time whpn blood would How,
And anarchy be rife;
But that was when his funds were low.
He had the luck a year ago
To get a wealthy wife.
He used to say the . millionaires
Were blinded by their greed;
He thought the world and ita affaire
Were managed wrong. Indeed;
He saw the time when class and mass.
Would wage a bloody strife.
When chaos would prevail. Alas!
Since rnen a change has come to passi
He has a wealthy wife.
He cannot understand today
Why those who toll complain:
The ills he feared are cleared away.
No signs of strife remain.
Content to let thlnss drift along.
He lives an easy life.
Forgetting, if sometimes the strong
Oppress the weak, that it is wrong:
He has a wealthy wife.
"Do you think there is any
thing as financial genius?" '
"I am sure there is. I know a
young man who has It in a marked do- j
gree. After he had persuaded the';
beautiful daughter of one of our most
prominent jewelers to become his wife '
be went around and induced the old :
man to let fci have an engagement
ring at the cost, price." J
"I don't see any Indication of re-
markable financial genius about that."
"Wait. When he and the girl broke
their engagement he took the ring!
back to her father and got him to
pay 8 per cent, interest on the money i
that had been invested."
"After all," said Mrs. Oldcastle, as
they were returning from the picture
gallery to the drawing room, "I think!
my preference is for Boticelli.
W ell," replied her hostess, "I can t
say that mine is. For me It don't
f seem that there's anything to beat
good old-fashioned rawsberry Jam."
Knew the Public.
Tn this play of yours," the critio
cou. plained, "you have violated all tha
milAsi i7Arcrnlri(v Hramotln o yf "
viva Qwvv.Aaiaufj iw.i aaav
"Yes, I know it," replied the play,
wrlght. "That must be one of the
reasons why it is having such a long
run here and drawing better than
"How did you ever happen to call
your little daughter Dagmar?"
"My wife found after careful in
quiry that it waB about the only thing
we could call the little one without
running the risk of naming her after
some relative of mine."
l leei a nunarea years oia mis eve
Ding, sne said. .
"You don't look it,"
the other worn-
"Not by at Iea6t sixty years."
! To Be Remembered.
"Shakespeare says, in 'Hamlet,' I
believe, 'There's a special providence
in the fall of a sparrow.' " .
"Yes, but the sparrow doesn't fall
because he slips on a banana peel."
"It is hard," says Colonel Henry
Watterson, "to lose the savings of a
"We know people who have done it
without half trying."
His MSS. Always Cornea Back.
"I suppose you are writing for pos
"No, I seem to be writing merely
for the purpose of increasing tha
The trouble with too many people
la that they are unwilling to try to do
a thing until they have found out
that some one else can do it.
Consistency la a jewel en which tbe !
euMotns inspectors never levy duty. . '
0 ' " ' 1
Wanted No Favorites.
She I will have no smoking in this
bouse. Do you understand? He-Yes;
please extend this prohibition to tbe
atovea. Baltimore American.
Vessels large may venture more, bet
little boats should keep near aborew
A Divorce Case By Donald Chamberlin.
Copyr3entj. oy Associated Literary Uureau
The first transition that came over
Harmony was when certain citizens,
realizing that there must be some-
; tbins done to Improve the situation, or
j ganized a town government and estab
lished a court. The latter whs oppose!
j by some oa the ground tbatit would
; stand in" the way of timlins out "who
doue things." But the conservatives j particular friends Interrupted the Uia
! said that It was not their object to logue.
. bring in all the devices lawyers use to
; obscure crime, but f. have Just a c-iti-
! zen judge who should tell the jury i
what kind of a verdict to brins in. j beard Mrs. Burraj;c's nest door lieiirli
This was considered well enough in it? I b0r. Mrs. McOuire, purapiu' fiRht In-
way, and Jim Simpson was appointed
city Judge. Jim kept the supply store
of the place and had once sued a mau
for defamation of s character. His
knowledge of the law acquired nt that
time was all there was in the town.
A young graduate of an eastern law
achrml who hHtl !roiij west to crow nn !
with the country, bearing that Har
mony had established a court, deter
mined to settle there. His reception
I was not cordial. A number of citizens
who had patiently endured certain
wrongs, finding that they had a lawyer
willing to right them, concluded to
have them righted by le.al process.
j This rendered Mr. Cartrisht. the attor- j
ney. unpopular, the wag of the place
asserting that his coining had deprived
the town of the right to its name.
John Burrage and his wife had lived
together peaceably for twenty years.
They had had their spats and got over
them, finally settling down to that con
dition common between most couples
who have learned to work in double
iMirness that is, their bickerings, when
they occurred, which was not often,
were not considered of much impor-
J tance. But one day after the organiz
ing of the court and the advent of the
lawyer Mrs. Burrage had a headache,
or a toothache, which is worse, and
'IT'S MY 1NTFNTION TO PUT HHRTUKKH,"
uv.vuieo ihe jcuus.
when .lohu came in for diuner he found
her spoiling for a light. John could
have undoubtedly pacified the woman,
i,ut the toothache was another matter.
ne was obliged to go out again, leavins
Mrs. MeGuire. her next door" neigh
bor, received an account of her "III
j treatment" and declared she wouldn't
I live with a brute like that for anything.
! When Mrs. Burrage asked what she
would do in the premises, Mrs. Me-
Guire said she would get a divorce, und
she kindly offered to Introduce her
friend to the lawyer, just to see what
could be done about it. Mrs. Burrage
was ready to go with ter riffht off.
toothache and all, to Mr. Cartright's
The result was that before Mrs. Bur
rage realized what site was about she
bad paid the lawyer $20 as a setaining
fee. That settled the prosecution of
her divorce suit. She could not recover
the fee. and she did not propose to lo'-.e
it. She had always got the worth of j
her money and must do so now.
John Burrage was much astonished !
on returning to supper to find his wife
; ponei tbe )awyer waiting for him ti
serve a notice upon him that she bad
left his bed and board and would sua
for a divorce with alimony. He couldn t
quite make it out. The disagreement
that bad bioomed into a divorce case
was a mere bagatelle compared with
past squabbles that had been weath
ered without any nnp!ear.ar.t result.
But there was the lawyer, and there
was the document with red tape and
red ink embellishment. The wife was
evidently under otlter influences, and
John believed that nn attempt on his
part to dissuace ner rrom ronowing uie
course injected Into her wonid be un
successful. He therefore decided to Ut
tbe casp go to trial.
Judge Jim Simmons not having a Ju
dicial gown did the next best thing t
putting one on by wearlnjr hi coat
and refraining from putting bis legs on
the table lefore him. It had been
found necessary to appoint some one
to counteract the effect of the lawyer.
so Cy Harknt-ss had bee:i made prose- j
cutlng uttorr.ey, with Instructions tn j
content himself with prevetitlti; his I
opponent from obstrucllng Justice to i
horse thieves, but on no account to '
Interfere In any other case. When j
the court was ready to try the B;tr-
.4 1 . n . flirt rit-trMT Ai.nn. '
el stated her reasons for applying
for tbe separation. He did no In legni
phraMeolojry, concluding with the
words. "The said John Burrage. her
lawful spouse, had by bis cruelty ren
dered her life miserable and utterly
unbearable." While the lawyer waa !
making the statement the Judue show- j
ed considerable feeling, changing bis j
position la bis chair several tluuri. '
When It was finished he s:ild:
"Young niau, do you menu (o say
that our respected feller cltixvu. John
Burrapre. !s l.e kind of man to mis
treat a womnnV
' ''Such is the allegation, your honor."
"And who's the nlilfrator?"
"My client, the r'nlntiff."
"Air yon shure tl.erewlti't no other
alligator in the case?"
At this point one of the defendant's
".le-.lsre." he said. "I reckon my wife
can tell vo:i who's t'.ie real alllsator b
hind this case. Mv wife savs slie over-
"I object, your honor." interposed
the plaintiffs counsel. "This Is not ouly
evidence coming thronch a second per
son, but is not properly brought for
ward. It is not yet time for the wit
nesses for the defense to testify.
".Tedre." Mr. Harkness spoke op,
"as prosecttin' attorney o' this yere
town, I want to say"
"Your honor." Mr. Cartripht Inter
posed, "this Is not s case requiring a
nrosocutltm nttornev. Tbe defendant
Is entitled to counsel, "net if Mr. Flark
nes3 reproserits him he should be beard;
"It don't matter what you call blin.'
interrupted the Judge. "He's at) otflret!
o' this court, and 1 don't want you to
try to run him out by sllngin' these law
names at him. Cy Harkness, what was ':
you goln to say?" '.
"I was goln' to say that as prose- ;
cutln' attorney or counsel fer the de- t .
fendant or whatever I am, I want to.
object to a citizen o' this yere town in ('
good standin' like John Burrage. who .
gives good measure and has uever beea ,
known to pass a counterfeit bill, bein'
called names even if they be law .'
names by a stranger who has como v
among tw to throw dust iu our eyes by
his lnw talk. Ef he's a uilud to come
down to plain American languidge ami '
toll us what John Burrage's wife has -
got ug'in John Burrage let him do it;
otherwise let him ever after hold his
"This ain't a weddin', Cy," suid one
of the Jurymen, pulilng the 6peaker'
cont sleeve; "It's a divorce. You got
the marriage service In the wrong ,
"Your honor," said the plaintiff's
counsel, "we're making no headway ;
with this case. If you will allow me to ;t
give yo;i a bit of posting. I would say i
that in courts of Ipw the plaintiffs tes- ?
tlmony Is brought ftrward, then the
opposite side is introduced, and tbe re-
"I want you to understand, young .
man. there'll be no buttln' in yere in .
this court. You needn't try It neither.
But we ain't gettlu' on tiohow. There's :
too much city lnw in the case. Every-
body's talkln' but the pussen as ought :
to talk. You. Susan Burrage, ttand up ,
and tell the court what you got ag'ia
Mrs. Burrage arose. The toothache
bad subsided, and she was lu nu excel
'Tt Is not my Intention to put my
clieut on the witness stand," Mr. Cart
"Well, it's my intention to put her
there," replied the judge, "and If you
interfere with any o' your law lingo
I'll put you out. Now, Susan Burrage,
"Well. Judge, it'a this way: My taus
lan' comes home when 1 wasn't fee I in'
very well, and 1 sasses him. He didn't
sa-ssi buck, itud that made me mad. Tbe "
most excoriatin' man Is ene aa won't
sass back. Ef he'd a stayed a minute
longer I'd 'a' throw ed a plate at his
bead. But he got out, and I was tellin'
my troubles to my neighbor, Mrs Me
Guire" "The alligator?" Interrupted the Judge. '
"I dunno. Mrs. McGulre, she intfce
duced me to Mr. Cartrlj;ht to find out
what could be done between me and
John. The first informushun he give
me was that he wauled a ren trainer fee
of Well, went to John's atockln',
where he keeps his money, and got the
$20 ami tul; It to the lawyer, and be
talked a blue streak, and when my
tooth stopped achiu' 1 found myself in
a divorce suit."
"What could I do but go on with it
or lose my money? If I don't get my
divorce I II be out $20."
The effect of this evidence on the
court and spectators was such that Mr.
Cartright turned pale.
"(Jentlrmen of the Jury." said the
Judge, "it bein' my duty to instruct you
as to the la .v In this case. I'll tell you
that It's all on the side of John Bur
rage. Vow got nothln" to do with no di
vorce. What you rt to do is to bring
in a vcrilic' returniu' Susan P.uiTnce
her $20 restralnln' fee. Then you want'
j-to ,)Ut tll(. (.os(s -artrlgTit. with the
, re,,lie!lt that he ,Il:lU(. himself scarce
t,fon. s,i(iown tonitht with all hl
law books and slch. This yere town U
not to be improved by city law. and we
don't want none of it In Harmony."
The Judge's Instructions were carried
out to ti e letter. Mr. Cartrlght was es
corted out of tov.-n. and John and Su-f-an
Burraze went home together, feel
ing thiit they had escaped the horrors
of u divorce by the skin of their teeth.
6 in American
1S1.-General Andrew Jackson won Lis
extraordinary victory at New Or
leans. Over''.Kio Britons fell. Jack
sou's loss was 8 killed and 13
;-Ge:rge ("roghan. hero of the b;i
ties of T:;.pecauoe. Fort Meigs and
Sandusky, died lu New Orlestus
lWC-Genernl FrancU J. Ilerron. noted
l"i-lcr.'!l officer in the civil w.ir
d! 1: born lsio. ' !
lblii- General Newton Martin Cnrtl "
hero of fort Fisher." died; boru '
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