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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY. JUXE 19, 1913.
THE ARGUS. g FaM!sheJ dally at 1!4 Second ave Itiue. Rock Island. Ill (Entered at tha J pcitofflca aa second-class matter.) -, Krk lalaaa Meatfeer of tha MtW BY THE J. W. POTTER CO. TERMS Ten cents per week fcy ear- fler. In Rock Island. I Complaints of delivery service ajiould (be made to the circulation department, which ahould also t notified in every llnatance where it is desired to have paper dlacontinued. aa carrlera have no authority In the premlsea. f All communications of argumentative rhararter, roWc1 or religious, mirst i tare real name attached for publica l ticm. No auch articles will be printed over fictitious signatures. Telephones In all departments: Cen tral Union. West 145. 1145 and 2145. Thuraday, June 19, 1913. I You can fa'rly hear the corn prout end grow. Anyway, the Astor millions can't go ' where the As on go. The supreme court of the United States has adjourned to October. That doesn't read at If the Judges are ter ribly overworked. Judging from the full Associated rress reports tent out from Minneapo lis on the American Medical associa tion meeting, a closed season has been declared upon publicity "ethics." i i Kaiser William has finished 23 years reign. In which time he has put on more preparation for war and done lees flghtfng than any other ruler in the history of the world, perhaps. Cut who can say that be has not been right In theory and in practice. House bill 922, passed by the Illinois louw tblt week, appropriating the normout sum cf $G5,0hj to cover "at torneys' fees and expentet" for elec tion contest cases, many of which were merely perfunctory, is a vicious bill. It authorliea a "treasury raid." The system of "treasury raids" through the filing of fake contest rases should be abolished. STOCK MANIPULATIONS AND UAILROAD1NU. , The New York. New Haven & Hart ford railroad it one of the worst stock rigged and water-logged railroads in the country. Money derived from the railroad that should go back into it in repairs and new equipment hat gene Into the purchase of competing steam boat lines, street car lines, gas com panies, etc., and into dividends on wat ered stocks. It Is a ?.! organ-Rocke feller Baker railroad, and the presi dent of it is C. II. Mellen. Within a period of two years and four days, there were five wrecks on a 22-mile stretch of tradk. Involving the death of 31 persons and tha in jury cf 205. In the last wrec.. nap- penlng last week, 12 were killed and 100 Injured. The engineer of the wrecked train ; Is charged will) running past a signal. ' but his defense, in which he is amply borne cut. it that when he st hid : brakes tiiey wouldn't work, and that three days before the wreck he ad- . vised h!a superior that the brakes ; were bad. These results of monopoly give rea son why a railroad company should : bo limited to the railroad business . and be run for the safety of the pub lic rather than for the profit of stock . manipulators. SHOLLU LKAItN TO SWIM. I The Carnegie hero fund commission ' has issued a report showing the , awards made tinea the fund was estab lished in 1904. This record of brave ; deeds is interesting and shows that : courage is confined to no particular class, since the well-to-do, the poor, the Intellectual and the Illiterate flg ' ure among those who have been : awarded medals. In all 723 medals have been awarded, while money awarded to heroes and heroines or ' their dependents totals $1,045,503. The witty paragraphert frequently Joke about the Carnegie hero fund, but the report referred to proves that the f awards have aided many worthy poor to acquire bomet of their own, have made it possible for poor boys to get a good education and have smoothed i: the pathway for many wldowa and or- phans. Not only this, but more than $175,000 hat been contributed to funds ; raised for the relief of aufferert from ! disasters. In glancing over the brief records of the acts which won tor their perform- era medals, on lr struck by the num ber of rescues from drowning. It It quit evident that millions of the chil dren of this country between the ages . of 10 and IS yeart are not taught to fswim. while nearly at many adults ,al- Ms lack that accomplishment More , than half of the awards made by the ; commission were for rescuing or at .tempting to rescue parsons from drowning. Ia most catet a know-ledge 'of bow to swim would have enabled hhose who met with accidents to tare themselves. Heroes are not always handy when an accident occurs on water, and .therefore parents should Insist that 'their children learn to swim as soon as possible. Soma day swimming may .be taught In the public schools. A moderate sized tank would eufljee In most tehoolhouses, as the pupils' could ' be apportioned into classes to accom modate the else of the tank, one class taking a lesson one day, another class the following day and so on for the entire membership of the school, when the program could be repeated until all had learned to swim. POLITICS AND THE BENCH. Why should a member of the Judi ciary be chosen by politicians? This question thrusts itself to the fore In ! view of the resignation of Judge Cut-i ting of the probate court of Cook county. He gives his reasons thus: I ahould prefer to remain on the bench if the term were long enough to make it an object. A four-year term of office is absurd. You will never get the right type of men for te Judi ciary until you have a system either like the New York one of a 14-year term or the federal system of appoint ment for life. As long as the permanency of a Judicial position depends upon a polit ical party there will be inefficiency. The disagreeable instances, the dis tractions Incidental to elections, and the financial drain arising from the campaign for office do not prove al luring to the highest type of men, who are eminently fitted for the Judiciary. "I have been elected four times and have served 13 years. My term ex pires a year from nex December. 1 have never been defeated at the elec tions, so 1 have no sore toes on that point, but the constant annoyance of the short term and the expenses con nected with it do not pay. I have been presented with a proposition which is more alluring. I shall make several times as much money and not be compelled to undergo half the worry. "I liad hoped that during my time the Judiciary would be taken out of the hands of politics, but It has not been, and I am through. Under pres ent conditions the Judiciary is tied to the ta'l of the political kPe, and I feel Justified in resigning my place on the tench." A Judge, particularly in large cities, Is, as Judge cutting says, "the tall of the political kite." He is robbed of his independence. If he has any ap pointments to make, he must consult the political bosses, even receiverships being considered political spoils. He must subscribe to campaign funds. Why not reform this miserable sys tem? A Judge should not be chosen by partisans as a partisan. He should be chosen because of his special fit ness. , Put the Judiciary above politics and make them independent of outside In fluence!. Perhaps the resignation of Judge Cutting may awaken the people to the necessity for a non-partisan Judiciary. BRIDGE MEMORIAL TO J. T. HARAHAN Memphis, Tenn., June 19. The new $5,000,000 double track railway and vehicle bridge across the Mississippi river here is to be a monument to the late James T. Harahan, who was one of the famous railroad operators of the smth. The structure will be called "The J. T. Harahan Bridge." This name was agreed upon by the officials of the Kock Island, Missouri Pacific, and the St Iouis and Southwestern, who w-ill use the new structure. The founda tion work for the bridge was begun early this month. This touch of sentiment in naming the bridge for Mr. Harahan, which was reEOlved upon by the railroads at Interest, has bePn the cause of much friendly comment. Mr. Karahan retired from the presi dency of the Illinois Central railroad when he reached his seventieth birth day. U.nder his direction that road had developed its lines and had reach ed Into new territory. Mr. Harahan had a personal acqualn tance wUh the leading citizens ana merchants in every hamlet through whidi'the Illinois Central system pass ed. Hi.t his strong friends were la Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana. He believed in the south and urged upon railroad owners and other men of money the natural un developed possibilities cf this coun try. Mr. Harahan's second wife was M'F Mary Mallory, daughter of Capt W. U. Maliory of Memphis, the head of a family famout in the confederacy. and every member of whom is a lead er in his community. When Mr. Harahan retired frcm the presidency of the Illinois Central, he drew the attention of Messrs. Reld and Moore of the Rock Island to the necessity of another bridge at Mem phis. These men became keenly In terested in the proposition. The one linage across me river, wnich waa owned by the Frisco, though con structed only twenty yeart, waa in adequate to carry tho enormous In creasing traffic. The Rock Island management in teror ted the Cottcn Be.t and the Mis souri Pacific, and the result was the organization of the Arkansas and Memphis Railway Bridge and Ter minal company, with Mr. Harahan as president It was decided that double track bridge should be built, end that on either side of the bridge there should be a free wagonway. The completed bridge will give Memphis easy access Into eastern Ar kansas ny autcmobllet and wagons, and will be a gateway between the Southern, the Loultvllle and Kaah rllle, the Illinois Central, and the North Carolina and St. Louis railways cn the east bank cf the river and the Rock Island and the Missouri Paciflo and Cotton Belt on the west On the night of tit Slit of January, 1912. Mr. Harahan, MaJ. E. E. Wright, Mr. Melcher, vice president of the Rock Island, and Mr. Pierce, general attorney of the Rock Island, while corning from Chicago to Memphlt ever the Illinois Central, were killed la A wreck at Klnmundy, II'., Preparations for building the bridge were halted for a time but tne work Capital Comment BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER . Congressman from the Fourteenth District. (Special Correspondence of The Arg-us.) ' Washington, June 17. Compare the local investment in the American sugar industry with the amount the duty on'sugar costs the American people annually, and we pick up the clue explaining why, de spite the presence of te sugar lob bies in Washing ton, the two-cent tariff is to be re moved from sugar. Exclusive of land and farm animals (which can be used in other farming operations), the to tal investment in sugar in the Unit ed States is about '$100,000,000. For the benefit cf the CLYDE H, TAVENNER . few men owning thlsindustry, the American people are taxed annually in the increased price of sugar $140,000,000, or $40,000,000 more than the total sugar investment It is also $40,000,000 more than the to tal annual value of the American sugar crop, including its by-products. To the individual "this tax amounts to $1.50, or an annual charge of $7.50 on a family of average size. Since 1S97 the protection to the su gar industry has cost American con sumers $2,000,000,000. But if the pub lic got value received for this sum in revenue to defray the cost of -government there would not be so much complaint But the actual duty col lected in 16 years has been only $S00, 000,000. The balance, $1,200,000,000, has been a bonus, pure and simple, wrung from the poor to create a new group of American millionaires. Leaving aside the principle that, su gar as a prime food necessity should come untaxed to the -American public, the production of cane sugar in this country is an artificial, unnatural in dustry. There are two types ol sugar production from sugar beets, grown in many sections of the country, and from sugar cane, grown along the gulf coast of Louisiana and Texas. It is fLfatfc -??! I " 1 r DRIVES HUBBY TO CAPITOL EACH DAY IN 60 H. P. MACHINE; OTHER SOLONS ENVIOUS ' X'f .t ' If fcaW ' SSfll X HeJ '.V . ' .Mrs. Fred A. Britten. Mrs. Fred A. Britten of Chicago Ise seen almost every morning on Penn sylvania avenue, Washington, at the w heel of a 60-horsepower automobile, containing her husband. Congressman Fred A. Britten, on his way to the capitol. Mrs. Britten's ability as a driver cf a high-powered automobile is only excelled by her reputation of being otie of the most beautiful and vivacious matrons of Washington; and many are the envious congressmen who watch her machine go whizzing by, for she is one of the congress men's wives who drive their husbands regularly to the capitol. was again taken up, end the friends of Mr. Harahan thought It would be a graceful thing If the bridge were named in bis honor. Mrs. Harahan herself became deep ly Interested In the suggestion. A few days ago she received a Inter from Mr. Mudge, president of the Rock Is land railway, in which bo said that it bad been agreed that the structure at Memphis should be called "The J. T. Haxaban bridge." , Groom Vreeiran for Senator. Pprlngfield, HI., June 19. Carl Vroo maa of Bloomlngton U being boomed as a oasdldate for the democratic com-' tsatlon for United States senator next year. He has been active la the fight for the Initiative and referendum and Other progressive measures. He re ceived s, large complimentary vote on several occasions during the senator possible, indeed possible, that beet sugar production has now progressed to a point where it-can be called a nat ural industry. If so, it does not need protection in order to survive. But, there is no natural Justification for cane sugar production in the United States. It is possible to grow bananas and tea ia New England in hot houses. Yet not even the most rabid protectionist would advocate a prohibitive duty on bananas or tea, raising the prices of these foods ten times above what they are now, in order that te- and banan as might be produced with profit in hot houses in New England. In a somewhat smaller degree cane sugar growing is a hot-house industry The sugar in cane is called sucrose by chemists. Louisiana cane is only 6 to 7 per cent sucrose, while Cuban cane is 11 to 14 per cent apd Hawaiian from 14 to lo per cent sucrose or over twice as much cucar in the same aniount.of cane. In Cuba sugar cane grows naturally, and ia planted once every 10 years. In Louisiana the cane must be replanted every year. There is never frost in Cuba; in Louisiana the cane must be cut in October before maturity to es cape frost, thus accounting for the lower sucrose content Louisiana sug ar mills are antiquated, while some of the Cuban factories are the latest and most efficient in the world. And so, though Louisiana wages are much lower than those paid in Cuba it costs nearly 4 cents to produce pound of raw sugar in Louisiana against a Cuban cost of 2 cents. Said Representative T. W." Hard wick of Georgia, the great sugar expert of the house: "In order to produce a cane sugar crop valued at $26,000,000, our Louisi ana friends insist that we ought to continue a system of taxation that costs the American people $140,000, 000 in the increased price of sugar. It is undemocratic; it is unfair; i is un righteous; and, so far as I am con cerned, I will never stand for a con tinuance of this : olicy to keep a duty on this great necessity of life which cannot possibly be produced in Louisi ana one-half as cheaply as it can in the balance of the world." ial deadlock. The activity in his be half came to light yesterday when it was learned that some of the south ern Illinois legislators are arranging speaking tours for him for the summer with a view to getting him before the public. Kllit Hie Brother-ln-Law. Decatur, 111., June 19. Ike Barclay killed hie brother-in-law, 6am Flniey, with a shotgun between Ehobonier and Vandalia Tuesday night after Flniey tried vainly to reconcile Barclay and bit w-iTo, Flzdayt slater. K&nsas CKy Caarles Bell, a nes- senser boy, ia years old, was charged wita zrtu aegree murder on the sircngtn of a confession ' the police eay he made admKUcg be had shot and killed George Howard, another messenger. In a quarrel over the pos session of a straw bat two weeks ago. HENRY HOWLAND I Our troubles have Increased of late; . Alas, how problems vex us; Dplfrhtd to nerDlex us. We fondly wished our son to be A man of deepest knowledse; For years we've struggled patiently To pay his way through college. We've watched his pro&ress with a pride That fully has repaid us For all the luxuries denied 1 '. And all the care he's made us. But by a problem hard and grim We are at presnt weighted; We don't know what to do with him Since Willie's graduated. i; Not to Be Deceived. "John," she asked, after she had fin ished packing her trunk, "will you re member to water th'e flowers in the porch boxes every day?" "Yes, dear, Fll see that they are properly moistened regularly." "And the rubber plant in the dining room. You know it will have to be sprayed about three times a week." "I'll remember it." "I'm afraid you'll forget the canary and let the poor little thing starve." "Don't worry about the bird, dear. I'll take good care of him." "But I feel sure that you'll forget about keeping the curtains drawn so that things won't ail be faded out when I get back." "Don't give yourself a moment's un easiness about the curtains. I'll keep the house as dark as a tunnel." "John, I'm not going. You have some reason for being anxious to get rid of me." Extravagance. "The trouble with most of us," eald the man who was disposed to be philo sophical, "is that we 'do not distin guish between our necessities and our luxuries." "I know it," replied .the one who had been complaining at the high cost of living. "That's the one fault I have to find with my wife. Only the other day she paid ten dollars for a satchel, when she might have got along with a shawl-strap and let me have the money for a Panama hat." Had Suspicions. "I married my husband when ne was lying on what we all supposed was his death bed." "Indeed! I suppose it was pure Joy that made him get well." "It may have been that, but I have always thought it was just his con trariness. He knew I would have been an awfully attractive young widow." ' No Place for Him. "In this country," said the man who was promoting the big irrigation pro ject, "water is the moEt valuable asset we have." "That settles it, suh," replied the gentleman from Kentucky. "I will nevah invest a doliah, euh, in any place wheb Euch lntollehable condi tions prevail." His System Explained. Admiring Maiden How do you man age to write those charming dialect stories? You never lived among peo ple who talk that way, did you? FJslng Author No, I've never lived among them. I've Just taken my typewriter and removed the letter from every second key. This brings out the dialect in fine style. Enemies Now. Hortense Ah, well, after all, old friends are the best. . Beatrice Yet, I tuppose people come to think that way when they reach the point in life where can't go with the young folks more. The linet of battle were formed. they any then The Difference. "After all, you must admit that man and woman are separated by a wide gulf." "Oh, nothing of the tort. It ia neTely a matter of buttons on one tide and of books and eyes on the other." "What Is you gwine ter do wlf flat cos?" "I' gwine ter tell iro fob 25 cents." "You knln't make no money dat way." "De lea" party I sold 1m to fob 23 cents gimme two dollaht next day to take 1m oZ der bands." Washington Star. ' The Daily Story THE BED SPOT ON THE WATER, B. F. MITCHEL. ' Copyrighted. 1913. by Assoclatcl Literary 'Bureau. . The day of witches, Tampires, fiUries ' aud the like is over. We read of the Lorelei of the Rhine and peruse such ! Joa unpleasantly, poems as Keats' "La Belle Dame Sans j Sue tnrned and walked back a short Merci" (the beautiful woman without S distance from the verge of the cliff, mercy) or Heine's water fay, not be- i What could I do but follow her? She cause we believe either the womau j sat down on a rock surface that form or the fairy to have existed, but be-! a convenient seat and such position cause of the sensations aroused by the weird pictures drawn. Nevertheless there is a class of poo- j pie among us who are not disposed to j break down the barriers between the natural or the supernatural. .And have J we not societies for psychical research, j composed of earnest and many of j them extremely intelligent persons, j who make It their business to gather I Information about supernatural ap- pearances? . Personally I am neither convinced nor unconvinced as to the feasibility of such investigations, though I have had an experience calculated to throw me on the affirmative side. That ex perience I will give just as It occurred or, rather, as it communicated itself through my, senses, leaving each read er to make for himself or herself an explanation to fit the case. During the spring I worked hard in order to get ahead with my office duties that I might enjoy a vacation during the summer. Nevertheless when I left home about the 1st of July I never felt better In my life. I mention this because the state of one's health ia an important factor In com ing to an explanation of such happen ings as the one that came to me. It is a well known fact that persons suffer ing from bodily Ills are more apt to see ghosts than persons In good health. The 6cene of my outing was on tne coast of New Hampshire. I stayed at a hotel where there were a great many young ladles and but few young men. I thought at first that I would be In clover, but since I knew no one to introduce me I was obliged to see l them going about In each other's com pany, ignoring me. completely. I was told afterward that there was scarcely any of them but would have been glad to meet a marriageable mnn, and I considered mysejf a fair speci men of a bachelor. Why I should have been so completely ostracized I don't know. I am of opinion that It was thp spirit of clique so strong In these girls that it overpowered their natural disposition to mate. After trying in vain to break through the shell that kept me away from them I undertook to amuse my self in other ways. I was fond of boating and spent a part of-my time on the water. I took long walks. I did not bathe, for the water was too cold. A few miles up the shore from my hotel was a cliff a hundred feet high. A path led around its edge, fenced by a rail over which one could look down. Immediately below wns a flat rock surface against which the waves roll ed, then deflected, pushed oQVin an other direction, surged in through a cleft then out again. All day long this process continued, and as 1 watch ed it I could not but wonder why. And why waa I there looking down upon it? All wns query, no answer. Nevertheless the place wns fascinat ing to me, and I went there often. One evening, when nt twilight the great globe of the moon was rising out of the water, I thought I would like to go to the cliff and see it as It would appear under the different light. The young ladies of the hotel were walk ing in couples nnd platoons, with their arms around each other's waist, back and forth on the piazza, and as they saw me start off, evidently for a moon light walk, I thought I could de'tect wistfulness in 'the faces of some who saw me depart. If any or them would have liked to be my companion she was obliged to restrain her desire, for she had not boen introduced, and even if she bud I did not belong to the set of her associates and she would have been shocked at herself to become in timate with any other. The distance to the cliff was about three miles, and when I had traversed It I approached the rail cautiously, put a hand on it, then stood looking over. The moon was exactly in position to cast Its rays into the recess in the rocks below. Slowly a wave, resem tiling for all the world a leviathan of the sea, would sluggishly lumber in, roll against the rock, seem astonished at having been stopped, swim over to a perpendicular surface on the other side, glance and move on into the cleft. But what is that red spot on the wa ter beside the rock? Is it an sfglian, a shawl or some other wrap thnt hns fallen from the cliff, or has it been washed in from some boat out on the ocean? Bo intent on it was I that I leaned over as far ns I dare to get a better view of it. When n wave pass ing the place where it floated was in shadow the red spot was not visible; then when the moon struck full upon it it was like blood. I was suddenly conscious of the pres ence of some one beside me. Why I know not, for I heard no sound, not a footstep nor even a person breathing. I drew back nnd turned my head. There, leaning upon the rail In the tame position as I, was a young girl. It occurred to me that she muKt be one of a party mat haa come proowury Jrom the hotel where 1 was stopping for a moonlight walk. I4looked quick ly over my shoulder for her compan ions, but saw no one. There were only the rocks here and there covered with verdure, the trees standing back, the path winding ou eastward, the girl be side me, all bathed in the soft light of j tne moon. I was embarrassed at tnis tour without the slightest appearance of reserve. I waa trying to think of tome remark, some question that would not sound brusque, when she broke the silence: "Isn't it fceautifuir "Beautiful, but somehow Just now there seems something awful about It. What Is that red thing floating below t ' certain "lights it looks like blood." 11 ' Wood: t ome away. It affects ondenngly I asked: "Are you from the hotel where I am staying?" "No," she said, but offered no word as to where she citnie from. "I cannot imagine," 1 continued, "any of those young Indies coming here alone and at this hour." "There Is not sufficient to tempt them to break through the conventional forms that bind them. Perhaps it is well that they do not. I stayed at one of the hotels hereabout one season and was bound by the same code as tiiey are bound. I pined for freedom. I came here alone. I have been coming ever since." .. .. "Why?" "I ennnot keep away." ' There was siVnce between us for a few moments while I wondered. Pres ently I asked: "And why can you not keep away?" "Something happened. If I were to tell you what It is it would shock you. It would have shocked me had I known that it was to happen. For a brief space it filled me with horror. Then" She paused. "No," she continued. "I am not here to - increase your burden of life. I know that you have been looking for ward for months to your outing and now that it has come you are disap pointed. Tou see about you that com panionship which would enable you to enjoy every moment of it, but between you and me it Is that hedge of conven tionality which you find impossible. 1 know what it is, for I was once fet- tered by It myself. Now it is nothing to me. I can go where I like, express what I feel. I am disenthralled. And to prove it I will tell you that tonight I come here to meet you." "To meet me!" "Yes. You do not know me, but I know you. Often I have seen you leaning over the rail looking down into the chosm. Every thought that passed through your brain vibrated In my be ing. You are nearer the line that di vides the finite from the infinite than one mortal in millions, and when you look over the cliff down upon that scene, the sluggish waves following one another In never ending succession, you feel within you that which is akin to the infinite." She paused while 1 looked at her in wonder, then added: "And why have I come to you to night I who have seen you so often here? Why have I made myself known to you? I will tell you, and I am not ashamed to tell you, for I am abso lutely pure. It is because I love yon." I have a dim remembrance of her rising nnd going to the cliff, of my following her and leaning on the rail beside her and looking down into the chasm. Then I was alone. The scone below waa beautiful as before, and the red spot was gone. I stood gazing on the water where it had been, now limpid, like the rest, while an awe crept over me. Then I cost "glances about me for my com- I pauiuii and shuddered, at the vacancy she had left. Then I was seized with a desire to get away from the place as quickly as possible. I walked back to the hotel filled with emotions of which it would be impos sible to afford the slightest inkling. All I enn sny is that they were such as I had never experienced before. At the hotel I found no one to tell me anything about the cliff, but on one of my walks, stopping at a house for a cup of water, an old man told me there had been a special reason for placing the rail at the verge of the abyss. Years ago, when the region first bocamo n summer resort, a farmer saw a girl standing there. He turned away his glance, anil when he looked again he had disappeared. Going to the cliff, he looked down nnd saw what he at first supposed to be a red shawl floating on the water. Upon investi gation it was discovered that the girl be had seen had fallen over the cliff, had t'ruck the rock surface below and bounded off into the water. It was her blood that rp cared to him like a red I garment. Until writing this I have kept my secret. First, I have shrunk from re vealing it; secondly, I have not dared to do so for fear of being considered' of unbalanced mind. I have never since visited the cliff, nor would I do so for the world. Thnt which prevents rae it having felt, while looking over It when the apparition led me back to It after telling that she loved me, an almost uncontrollable desire to throw myself down inb the chasm. While I do not pretend to assert that my expt-rience may not have been the result of a temporary mental aberra tion, I cannot refrain from thinking that some mortals may hare in them certain leanings toward the infinite to which the great mass of humanity are strangers. June 19 in American History. 1783 Major General Nathanael Greeno, hero cf the Revolutionary war, died at Mulberry Grove, Ga.; born 1742. ! 1704 Richard Henry Lee, statesman. mover In congress of the Declara tion of Independence, died; born j 1S04lR"attle of the Ke9rsarge and Con federate cruiser Alabama off Cher bourg, France, resulted In the sink ing of the latter. 1311 The United States recognized the republic of Portugal. AU the argue. news ail tne time Tne