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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1913.
THE ARGUS. ' Published dally at lit Second are na. Rock Island, Til. (Entered at the postofljee as second-class matter.) Rk. Islaae Veesker ef tbe i lali t BY THE J. W. POTTER CO. TERMS Ten cents per week, by car rier. In Rock Island. Complaints of delivery service should be made to the circulation department, which should also be notified In every Instance where It Is desired to have pr.per discontinued, as carriers have no authority to the premises. All communications of argumentative character, political or religious, must have real name attached for publica tion. No such articles will be printed over fictitious signatures. Telep!iones In all departments: Cen tral t nlon. West 145. 1145 and 1146; Union Electric. (145. Thursday, January. 16, 1913. Can It be possible that our legisla ture Is waiting till that London peace conference succeeds in doing some thing? Judge Archbald has been recalled. Ms name will live longer in history than If he had served his life term out, but not so honorably. Think of that ungallantry in Wash ington, where a man bad to vote for himself to defeat a woman as dele gate to notify Woodrow of his victory. It were not like this In the olden days. Just by way of sustention, inas much as all tqterects agree that the greatest good to the greatest num ber should be considered in the car routing question, why not put the whole matter up to the people? "Johnny Kling." or as he is known In aristocratic Kansas City, "John G. Kling." knows how to keep in the public eye. Ilia recent interview with Joseph Bolasco Ticker reads like a wafer from the peace conference. Governor Wilson appears to have set some of the Chicago bankers to thinking. One of them stated that he hoard the speech of the governor be fore the Commercial club and has read It three times since. He certainly finds food for thought la it. VNDOINO A UKEAT WRONO. The federal government has Insti tuted suit against the Southern Pa cific railroad for recovery of title to 10,000,000 worth of petroleum fends 111 Fresno county, Cal, and similar suits against other defendants for 9500.000,000 worth of like lands. The law of July 27, 1866. requiring the department of Justice to exempt mineral bearing lands In Issuing pat ents to railroads Is Invoked by the government In its suits. The con tested patent to the Southern Pa cific's holdings was Issued July 10, 1894, and the patent was accepted, the government affirms, with full ac quiescence in the statutory exception of mineral lands. Charging fraud in securing patents, the government recites that "it was the secret and fraudulent purpose and Intent of said Southern Pacific rail road company and Us officers and agents to conceal from the plaintiff the true facts In the premises until more than six years had elapsed from the date of the issuance of said pat ent, to the end that the plaintiff fhruld be delayed in the institution of Judicial proceedings." KAUSK AM) IltlK LA HO It I,KAI. MIS. Joseph J. Ettor. the "labor strike agitator," who was recently tried for murder of a woman during the Uw ruce (Mass.) mill strike, and who was acquitted very properly by a Massachusetts Jury, seems not to have learned wisdom by tribulation. A telegram states that he "shot off bis mouth" at a labor meeting In New York, advising that terrorism be em ployed through threats to poison food at hotels and restaurants In that city, la order to compel submission to strik ers' demands. The demands of the strikers may be Just. They probably are, at least, not unreasonably exorbitant, and could be settled by arbitration or compromise. But whatever may be the character of the contest between the employes and the employers, the course proposed by Ettor Is villainous, and indicates that he either Is crasy or possesses a most depraved heart. No man with even the most ordinary ho man feelings would suggest poisoning the food of employers, much less innocent patrons of hotels, cares and restaurants ae a moans to force a strike settlement, Buch men as Ettor, assuming the report of his speech being true, and the McNamaraa, too, do untold harm to the cause of union labor by the methods they employ or the advice they gve to be employed la strikes. Labor leaders, like Chief Engineers Arthur and Stone of the Locomotive Engineers' onion. President Lynch of the Typographical union, John Mitch ell or lhe United Mine Workers' union and other of their type have added dignity and gained public respect for the cause of labor by their patriotic and humanitarian course in strikes, some of which have been of national extent. These men have won great victories for labor organisations vic tories that could not have been won by resort to violence. These men have never lowered the standard of labor, but have stood boldly and unswearingly for right and Justice. If all other labor leaders were like these men, the millenial dawn of abor would not be far distant, when employes and employers would settle '.IfTerences In the spirit of fraternity ind Justice. Let such strugg es that nay In the meantime occur be con ducted amicably, "with charity for all ind malice toward none." Let violence on one side and op pression on the other cease, and those vho Would indulge In evil methods rould be justly punished when they violate law, and the Jubilee of capital and labor would be hastened. THE RIGHT OF OPINION. The right of opinion, and the right to erpreas that opinion, la inalienable in this land of the free, and while peo ple may grow wrathful at times be cause others disagree with them and all too often misconstrue the attitude of those of contrary views. The Argus has never harbored resentment of those whose Ideas do not coincide with its own. According to others, that same inalienable privilege that it reserves unto itself, it has never hesitated to express its honest convictions and to stand by them. Not to Irritate an unfortunate state cf feeling in Rock Island, which it is satisfied is all unnecessary, as grow ing out of the car routing controversy as it, affects the business district. The j Argus finds occasion once more to make its own position clear. To begin with. The Argus is not taking sides in the pending issue, has not done so at any time and doe3 not propose to. It has tried to take broad ground, con siderate of what is beet for the entire city. It has endeavored as a news paper to set forth the claims of both sides, and in presenting its own sentV ments it has at no time advocated the sacrificing of either Second or Third avenue for the gain of the other, it has not suggested the taking of a single street car off Second avenue. It has felt that certain of the Hues might ubo both avenues, by some such means as are in effect In other cities, to the advantage of all concerned. It has taken the position that Rock Island ought to expand industrially, commer cially and In its business district, and there it stands. And within the con fines of th entire city it does not be lieve there is a single citizen who, down in his heart, will take isiyie with It In the principles so laid down. Ia times without number. The Argus has put on its armor in behalf of Rock Island's Interests. It has held Roek Island up before the world as the mod el city in which to reside; has fought for its industries, its commercial es tablishments, its business men, and for all Its institutions. Taking the po sition that, what is vital to any one of the three cities here clustered is of concern to the others, especially as it pertains to Rock Island and Muline, it Las never hesitated, nevertheless, to stick for Rock Island first, where the insue happened unfortunately to be drawn with either of tbe others. When a few years ago the Tri-Clty Railway corrpa'iy. in framing its ord- I initnces for renewal at. the hands of ! the council, made provision for tracks j down Twenty fourth streut, thus conuecl'ng the two muiu lines from Muline with the Bridge line, and inak j li:g the way possible to run cars through to Davenport by way of Twen ! ty-fourlh street without entering Keck Inland s business district. The Argus, j single-handed, and without even a sug ; t'estion from local business men, fought I that section. It was through its . effort that it was stricken out by ucan'n.tris vote of the council. There was a possibility that i-hould have aroused every merchant in Rock Is land, regardless cf what avenue his ! bus'ness was located on, and yet no j protest cair.e against the granting of i tbe privilege which the street car com I pany sought, before it. was knocked out ! by The Argus, and no word of acknowl edgment has been heerd since. Yet anyone who will contemplate now what the proposed short cut might have meant to the business welfare of the city, will marvel that no "more attention was paid to It. This particular instance is cited merely to show that The Argus has al ways been alert to the welfare of Reck Island, rcgardli:?s of whether these who ought f.o be more vitally interested are or not. Taking the hlh ground that that is of most concern which affects the entire city, deprecating every sem blance of unfriendly strife, but confi dent that In the end there will come some adjustment, that will be hailed with mutual delight; confident "above all of the future greatness of Rock Is land, The Argus will always be found working toward that end. STANDARDIZATION OF PARTS. Eli Whitney's Scheme Revolutionised the Manufacturing Business. The system of the standardisation ef parts, now so universal, originated with 11 Whitney, the inventor of the cot ton gin. when be undertook to make muskets. The government gave him a contract in 1793 for 10.000 stands ef arms, although he had no "plaot" for their manufacture. lie built s small factory ln New Haven. Conn., and be gan work, but found a great obstacle ln the difficulty of getting good work men, especially those capable of acting as foremen uuder his novel methods. Ills plan, as is pointed out by George lies ln s recent original study of Whit ney's achievements, was to make of his factory a single atuce machine. In an armory before Whitney's day each man. highly skilled, produced by hint' self a distinct part of musket This division of labor Whitney supplanted by so apportioning work that little or no skill was demanded. lie separated the various tasks and at each of these operations kept a group busy. For their assistance he simplified each op eration and introduced three aids since Indispensable in manufacture- drilling by templets or patterns, filing by Jigs or guides and milling irregular forms. From first to last a model musket wis copied with precision so that ev ery lock, for example, was exactly like every other smong thousand. When ,,,, u ikD J fTd. . ' J u n making croquette. . . There is one general understanding about croquettes, and that is they should be soft and creamy inside. The inexperienced housekeeper will often add hreart or rmrker rrnmhs or beaten egg to bind all together, but that de- tracts from the delicacy of the cro- ! quettes, except in nuts or potatoes, i Begin by making the easier ones, such as potato or rice croquettes, which may be shaped at once while 6tlll warm other mixtures are chilled after uniting with a cold, thick sauce. When only a small amount of meat, fish or vegetable is left over the cro- queues may be used as an entree or extra dish. j Preparing Crumbs In a previous ! article on "Good Things from the ! Bread Box" I told how to prepare j crumbs for use, and these are much more attractive ln the finished cro quettes than cracker crumbs. Preparing the Egg Break the eg Into a soup plate or pie pan and beat ; with a fork until well mixed. Mix w ith ; two tablespoonfuls of cold water. Ev-1 ery part of the surface of the croquette must be coated with the eggs as well as with the crumbs. If not, the heat and fat penetrate the center, causing the croquette to burst. Fat for Frying There are good veg etable fats on the market for frying purposes, and if used, anyone with the most delicate stomach can eat all foods fried in deen fai. It should be put into a deep kettle and heated quickly until a piece of soft bread will brown while counting 0. A frying basket should be usysd and four or five croquettes fried at a time. Try to keep the fat the same temperature. POTATO CROqt ETTES. Material j Potatoes, four; cream. r i. FEAR. TROUBLE IN CUBA; BANKRUPTCY IMMINENT; THREATEN JAIL DELIVERY Minister Beaofra aad President Oornes (at ta top), aad Creates Carrara. Havana. As the Gomez adminis tration draws to a close, turmoil, dis-1 order and bankruptcy again threaten Cuba. So menacing is the situation j that intervention on the part of the United States is apparently the only thing that can save the island repub lic from serious disturbances and per haps disaster. The Gomez administration, which was repudiated at the last election, j proposes to wreak vengeance upon the people in Us last days. Among other things, it is proposed to liberate 25, 000 prisoners now in the Jails and castles of the island by a sweeping amnesty act The act has already passed the house of representatives which Is absolutely under the control cf Orestes Ferrara, the president's chief lieutenant. Ferrara is speaker of the house, and is using the powers ot his office in accordance with the wishes of Gomez. This bill, which is regarded as vicious in the extreme, if to be voted upon by the senate very soon. Mr. Beaupre, American minister in Havana, has advised the authorities that if the bill becomes law Ameri can gunboats will be sent here to prevent its being carried into effect. The 25,000 prisoners whom it is pro posed to liberate are all desperate characters, and freeing them would result in a reign of terror, not alone for the natives but for the Americans and other foreigners who have large financial Interests in the island. Not only anarchy, but bankruptcy ; Menocal as its-head, will go into pow threatens the island. When the Pal- j er on May 20. Menocal is a pro ma administration, preceding that of j nounced conservative. It is hoped Gomes, ended there was in the Cuban j that with his accession, things will treasury a surplus of about 125,000,- run more smooth'.y in the island. all the parts needed to form a weapon were assembled they united much su perior to a muttket formed on any eth er plan. In case of repair a new part exactly fltted the place of an old part and at a trifling cost In order to accomplish his purpose and carry ont his contract whose exe cution was much prolonged. Whitney was obliged to invent new tools and machines st every step, none of which was patented. By doinff so he not only greatly improved the finish and accura cy of his guns snd the speed of their manufacture, but so impressed the val it ii .iiAivr CONIXyCTtD aw itsjukc oircin Kirk three tablespoonfuls; salt, one-half tea- spoonful; pepper and cayenne; grated onion, one-half teaspoon ful; yolk of egg, one; fat. Utensils Saucepan, tablespoon, tea spoon, grater, kettle, frying basket, po tato ricer. Directions Wash, pare and cook the potatoes. When done, press through the rlcer. There should be two cupfuls iwn;n ricedj Aad " isonings. Beat well and take a table- j at a Ume mM any d- - 6ired 8nape ln han(ia or 8hape !n B ball and roll on the board until long j and flatten the ends. Roll ln crumbs, ! then in egg, then in crumbs again. Fry for one minute in deep fat in-the frying oasaet ana araan on oioiung or u.u. towel PaPr- One-half cup of grated cheese added to the potatoes gives a pleasant change. JTCT CROQUETTES. Material Bread crumbs, one cup; milk, one-half cup; mixed nuts or walunts, one cup; yolks of eggs, two; salt and paprika; parsley (chopped). one teaspoonful. Utensils Measuring cup, teaspoon. bowl, chopping knife and bowl, Directions Soak the stale white bread crumbs in the milk until absorb- ed. Mix this with all the seasonings and the chopped nuts together. Shape, egg and crumb as directed for potato croquettes and fry. If a eauce is serv- ed with these it should be a tart sauce and form a separate dish, as it takes away the crustiness from the cro-1 queues when the sauce Is served from the same dish. THICK SAICE FOR CROQUETTES. All meats are combined with a thick sauce for croquettes; use one table spoon of butter. Four tablespoons of flour and one cup of milk or stock. Cook ln the double boiler until thick; then add chopped chicken, veal, fish, vegetables or two or three combined is good, such as chicken and veal or chicken and sweetbreads, brains, mush rooms or oysters. About equal quan tities of meat and sauce may be used. Much depends upon the moisture of the fieh or meat. Remember that sea soning is a great art and it is never more desired than in croquettes. 000. This has all disappeared .during the administration of Gomez and there is a heavy public debt. At the present time the expenditures exceed the revenues. In spite of this the Gomez adminis tration has continued to increase the number of public offices. The island is overrun with officials, a majority of whom have nothing to do but draw their salaries. It is now learned that the adminis tration proposes, during its final days, to reward Its members with substan tial amounts of cash. This might seri ously impair the finances and credit of the island. The new administration, with Mario ue of the Idea of standardization upon the minds of manufacturers that It was presently applied in other trades and has long . Luce become the rule in man ufacturing. Harper's. Navy Honors Helen Gould. Philadelphia. Pa., Jan. 16. Offlcera and men connected with the Atlantic reserve fleet 6tationed at the navy yard here have contributed $800 to purchase a silver vase as a wedding present for Miss Helen Gould as a token of the esteem ln which she it held by the American navy. ' Smccffdafidliip I si 111 t A lovely sirl whom I could name, bat ! who shall not be hers betrayed. j Remained within a nook with me one eve- PerhenpsVwee t.uens: ' from tbe tuneful strins ! Tbat caused me while we lingered there ! to speak to her of love and things. I slipped my arm around her waist and felt her soft cheek close to mine; I think she sweetly yielded thus because the music was divine; I whispered In her dainty ear tilings she no doubt had heard before. But she was (lad, It seemed, to hear and listened patiently for more. We 11 tire red there, not caring- what the others, missing- us. might say; We stood within a shaded niche and lis tened to the harpist play. Alas! the ssquel I'd suppress If I might do as I'd prefer; But while our lips were Joined I guess I got some active germs from her. I've been flat on my back a week, bat one thought comes to nuke me glad; Within my being I possess germs that the lovely maid once had Germs that were part of her, ln fact. therefore It seems that we somehow Must bear relationship we lacked, and may be cousins germ-an now. If She Were a Man. If she were a man I should be free To know whatever a ma a may know, To be whatever a man may be, And go wherever a man may go From a Suffragette Poem. If yon were a man you would have short hair. And It may be said that your aching feet Wouldn't be too big for the shoes you wear In the car you would seldom obtain a seat. If you were a man you might be ln haste Forget you yearn for the vote you lack When your wife got into her Sunday waist And you had to button down the back. Uncle Hiram's Deduction. ! "Who are the people Hvln' next door?" asked Mr. Gadsby'B Uncle Hiram. "I don't know," she replied. "I s'pose they've Just moved in?" j "No. I think they have lived there ' for a good many years." "Ain't they decent?" "I really don't know. I have never heard anything about them." j "Hm! Gosh, you people must be i mighty well off." j "What has our financial condition1 to do "with the people who live next door?" "Why, yon don't seem to ever have to borrow anything." Olri's Confession. The Minister's Wife My" child, don't you know that it is wicked to dance? The Girl Who Can Have a Dozen Beaux at Once if She Wants Them Of course I do. Do you think I'd vant to dance If I didn't know it was Just the least little bit wicked? Not Surprised. Ton wouldn't suppose that old man Hen peck was at one time the presi dent of a bachelors' club, would you?" "Now that you mention it, I am not at all surprised to hear that he once acted in such a capacity. I always thought he was a little flueer." Mad st Himself. "Your husband seems to be out of sorts this morning." "Yes. He attended a stag 'affair last night, at which the only enter tainment was furnished by a male quartette. Net Fitted for the Job. It Is supposed that Washington could not tell a He. He eeverwonld bare made much of a campaign mana fer. Dangerous. Nature Is a good phj-sidaa who causes trouble when her medicine Is adulterated. What's In a Name. "But now that tbete sisters are mar ried, a social gxlf separates them hope lessly." "Indeed T "Yes. One of them marriel a me chanic end the other a mechanician."--Pock. The Argus A Little Lump By Edward L. Stanton. Copyrighted. 1913. by Associated Literary Bureau. I believe that the two most desirable , blessings one can have are youth and health. There Is a third that is equal ly Important, though much more apt to be Ignored that is, absence of worry. I have had an experience in the last of the three, or Its reverse, which is the subject of this story. If ever a child was born Into the world ln s perfectly normal condition I was that child. I grew to manhood without an ache or a pain, and seeing others taking medicines and consulting doctors I would say to them: "Get your mind away from your aches and pains. Don't worry and you will be sb well as I am. As for the doctors, they are only good for serious matters; ln small sick nesses they are humbugs." One morning when taking my bath I discovered a small lump on my right side. I rubbed it and pulled at it. and I didn't like it at all. For three days I tried not to think about it then gave up the task and went to a doctor fa mous for the treatment of all sorts of "growths." I waited two hours for a consultation, during which time I was ln an increasing state of terror. "Doctor," I said when admitted to the consulting 'room of tbe great spe cialist "a little lump has come in my side. I fear it bodes something seri ous. The doctor directed me to remoyve sufficient clothing for him to make an examination. After he had finished he spent some time putting away the implements he had used, but said noth- 'rred tbe worst, and It was the worst that be finally communicat- ed to me. j "That lump," he said, "Is a malignant I growth which we medical men call" he gave a long Latin name which I i didn't remember five minutes "and ! my duty Is to tell you that if you have ' any affairs that need to be settled you j ; had better go to work upon them." I sank down in a chair and covered ' my face with my hands. The doctor remained silent. Presently, notwith- standing the shock under which I suf i fered, I remembered that an anteroom was full of ratlents who were waiting to consult the grent man, and I pro j ceeded to make certain inquiries. "How long have I to live, doctor?" I I asked. ; "I don't know. The records of such I cases as yours have usuMly proved fatal within three to four months." "Shall I suffer much?" ! . "No; the disease will eat Into an ar tery, when the end will be painless." ! I could think of no other Information ; that I would need, so, rising from my i chair, I staggered out of the room, glv 1 ins plnce to the next patient, who was ! to gain comfort or despair from the j eminent specialist. lie sent me a bill of $100 for telling me that I had but four months at most to live, but under the clrcumstarces the money was noth ing to me, and since the doctor was living at the rate of $30,000 a year It was n good deal to him. For the first week after learning my doom I gave myself up to meditation I upon my fate At the end of that time i I made up my mind that It wouldn't : need a malignant something or other to kill me or four months ln which to do the work. 1 was preying upon myself at a much more rapid rate. I resolved to throw olt the mental octopus that hud me in its clutches and make the most of the brief period that remained j to me. ! I had $100,000 ln 6 per cent bonds, worth $150,000. There was no relative who needed the money, and I resolved , to spend the most of it in purchasing whatever would keep my mind off my j coming demise. I would need company i -none one to be with me most of the i time and cast about for an associate, j I would spend a part of my time with a ! man friend and the rest with a woman ! friend. For the man I chose Arthur ! Atherton and for the woman Adele j Sturgls, with both of whom I was on familiar terms. I told them that I pro posed to spend $100,000 within four months and that ln consideration of their devoting their time to me for that period I would divide the remaining $50,000 between them. Atherton was out of business at the time and had no fortune. He looked very sympathetic when I made my proposition, but I thought he was trying to conceal a good deal of happiness. In a third of a year he would earn $25,000 besides en Joying luxuries that wouldn't cost him anything. As to Adele, she said she would think the matter over. After doing so sb told me that she would accept my prop osltion with an amendment that the amount I would spend should be re duced by $25,000 and added to the h amount of her portion. Furthermore, this portion was not to be given to her, but left to charity by will. This did not seem to suit tbe require ments of the ca?e, but Adele was the only girl I knew that I thought would be able to lift me out of myself, and I assented. I began by meeting Arthur about 9 o'clock every nx.rnlng and spending the time with him till about 1 in the afternoon. We played billiards and went wherever anything interest ing was going on. Later In the after noon 1 tooff A(Te7e out In my car, and two or three times ln the week we would go either to the opera or the the ater. Tbe other evenings I would spend mostly with Arthur or with any one I happened to find to go about with me. Besides this I gave theater parties, dinners, suppers in short took ln far more ways of diverting my mind from my trouble than I could catalogue. Ect despite all I co'ild do, my doom hung heavy over me. One afternoon when I was with Adele I gave way to j tha 17 ' rtSi n vtthln ma .nil itnnfaaiuul that I was not gaining much from the money I was spending. There was a real sympathy in her face when she re plied: "There is another way of gettlnz out Daily Story of yourself which you have not tried." What is it?" I asked eagerly. "Interest yourself In the welfare of others." "I never thought of that Do you suppose It would work ln my case?" "I think it would help you." We were riding In my car, and a boy stood on the sidewalk with newspapers under his arm be was trying to sell. His feet were bare; his shirt was open in front for want of buttons and for a profusion of tatters; his coat and trou sers were thin. X drew up near him and bought a paper, handing him a five dollar bill. He looked at it despondent ly, thinking that he would lose the sale of a paper, for he could not change it "Never mind the change," I said, and as we moved away I saw him look at tbe bill, at me and at the hill again, while the expression on his face was a delight to me. "By Jove!" I exclaimed. "It works first rate. I'm going back to get the poor little chap and do some more of it." ' I returned to the boy, took him Into my car, and we drove to a store, where I spent money for clothes for him as lavishly as I had been spending it on myself. I couldn't "keep my eyes off the expression of wonder, of delight, that perpetually hovered on his fea tures. I didn't know what he needed, but Adele did and thought of many things that would add to his comfort "Now we must take him home," she said when he was warmly dressed, and, loaded down with packages, we went to the car and presently drew up at a tenement house, where we aston ished his mother and his brothers and sisters by presenting him to them ln his new habiliments. I bad a roll of bills ln my pocket which I distributed among the children, left a check for the mother, and Adele and I drove away, followed by tbe blessings of the family. I had often returned to my room at midnight to feel the doom that hung over me by contrast with the gayety I had experienced more keenly than before going. Tbe eveulng of my new departure I spent with Adele, listen lag to plans, she prepared for more giving the next day, and when I went to bed felt greater relief thnn at any time since I had learned that I mus6 die within the year. For the first time since I beard the announcement I went to sleep wrlth.no room for it ln my mind for thinking of the happiness I had created. I need not repeat the details of my charities, of which thin was the be ginning. I gained something la strength as well as spirits. I could not see that tbe lump that was to kill me was increasing, and I hoped that I might be permitted to live the full time tbe doctor had allowed me. One thing I noticed I had less use for Ar thur Atherton and more for Adele Sturgut. I spent my mornings recall ing the pleased expressions of those I had benefited and my afternoons go ing about getting rid of my money with Adele. ' The evenings I usually spent with her, talking over our char itable work for the next day. One night when I was going to bed I looked at my lump. It was appreciably smaller. I felt of it and, whereas il bad been hard, it was now soft I won dered If after all tbe great specialist had not been mistaken ln my case. The next morning I went to him again. Hs examined my symptom, and I saw at once by his expression that it was not as he had expected. I saw also that what he was thinking about was bow he should admit to me that he hal been mistaken without Injury to his professional dignity. "This lump." be said at last "Is what I told you in the first place. But" he waited a moment before going on to give me time to be Impressed "but It Is a variety that is harmless. I think it will subside." I had a $100 check ln my pocket ready for him and, banding It to him, got out as quickly as possible, fearing: that he would change his opinion agala before I could make an exit. I flew to Adele to announce the good news, and when I did so I met with tbe astonish ment of my life. She tried to congrat ulate me, but words would not come. Then her relief found vent ln tears, and before I realized what I was doing I had taken her in my arms and was soothing her. "Ton have taught me how to forget death as well as to live," I said to her, "and If you consent we will together pursue happiness as we have begun it Thanks to you, more than half of my fortune remains, and we will lay out a certain part of our Income to be given to those ln distress." There are blessings in disguise which we cannot control, but there are also blessings we can control. Every act of loving kindness is such a blessing to ourselves, though we are apt to con sider it a sacrifice and fail to see It ln Its true character. The most fortunate expenditure I ever made was tbe fee I paid the great specialist for telling me to prepare for dath. for ln preparing for death I prepared for life. Besides, be was instrumental ln giving me my dear wife. "i Jan. 16 in American History. 1815 General II. W. Halleck. promi nent Fedf-ral commander in the civ il war. bora at Waterville. N. Y.; died 1W2. 18S7-ieneral William Hancock Hoien, noted Federal leader ln the civil war. died; . in 1H.''.0. General Ila sen while chief signal officer in troduced "cold wave" and other weather signals'. lS9-General Christopher Colon Au gur, veteran of the Mexican and civil' wars, died: born 1821. All the news all the time The Argua.