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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. THURSDAY, JUL.T 17, 1913. J ARGUS. . dally at 1824 Second ave- Island. 111. (Entered at th y as second-class matter.) ? talaad Member of the Associated rreaa. BY THE J. W. POTTER CO. TERMS Ten cents per week by car rier, la Rock Island. Complaints of delivery service should be made ti the circulation department, which should al3 be r.ctllled In every Instance where !t is desired to have aper discontinued, as carriers have no authority In the premises. All communications cf argumentative character, political or religious, must have real name attached for publica tion. No such articles will be printed over fictitious signature. . Telephone in all departments: Cen tra.'. Union. Vest US. 1145 and 1145. Thursday, July 17, 1913. Well, we were third on the map for temperature yesterday, It that la any satisfaction. y enters a voting booth n will say, "after you. dam." ir.eo ' J w. Perkins, during the cam 'made the ghost walk. Now favelt Is going to see the ghost ) Senator Fall's suggestion that the United States permit the shipment cat arms to both sides in the Mexican war reveals the senator's undisguised -opinion of the Mexicans. Jack Johnson's announced determin ation not to return to the United States is satisfying all around. More than not caring if he "neber comes back." Americans are concerned that he never shall. The1 Banana-Buyers' Protective Asso ciation wants congress not to put a tax in "the poor man's fruit," which. It Insists, w ill boost the price 25 cents a dosen. The "poor man'" finds defend ers in slippery places. If the powers of Europe, in a time of crisis, demand that the United States government enforce the Monroe doctrine lu troublesome Mexico or anywhere else on this continent, the request must be complied with or the doctrine thrown into the discard. The best answer to the much-ado-about-nothing raised over Secretary Bryan's Chautauqua engagement comes from Senator Ollle Jones, the Kentucky thoroughbred. He says that had Bryan taken his vacation at a fashionable summer resort, hob nobbing with aristocracy, instead of putting in his time earning money, there would have beeu nothing said about it. Which would you prefer, the plan of Secretary Bryan and Speaker Clark of going before chautauquas in vaca tion time and enlightening the people In order .to earn extra money, or have the National Association of Manufac turers contribute to their income? The citizen who Cares for his country i prefers to know how his representa tives get their money and they would prefer having him get It In the sun light of day. TALK THAT IS MOT CI1KAP. ! Every day that Senator Cummins and Senator 1-c.FoUeue devote to V Kpeech-maklng in the senate on the new tariff bill means a day of pro longed life to the Aldrich law, notwith standing both of them voted against It on passage. Congressman Underwood has esti mated that the present tariff costs the consumers of this country $2,000,000 a day In the exactions of monopoly. In other words, if Senator Cummins and Senator LaPollctte shall talk a week between them they threaten to talk longer their talk will cost the consumers 112.000,000. The talks can't be worth the money. The nation i Lot in temper more over, to tolerate long speeches or de lay in the passage of this measure which is a fulfillment of the demo cratic party's promise, and Is what the country voted for, wants, and is en titled to have at the earliest possible moment. i"liOGS IS EGG." Three years aSo a firm in Kansas hipped 400 cases of frozen eggs to 1 s.V N J- The government I bad- xprt evidence has j w.u .uuucea to show that three , y--o.d epas are perfectly wholesome. Prof. Berwick Eleven, of the Instt tute of Technology declares that he fed them to his family with no 1U ef fects. This leads the Peoria Star to sug- fcrcv mat regardless or age "eggs is r.g? " That draws too broad a man .TIe of charity oa the erring eggs. An f egg is only an actual egg within three Vdays after it has been laid. After fithat it becomes a neac egg, an erst rTwhile egg. an egg with a past, an egg r'that has no chances for a wholesome Z future, in tact, a bad egg. A young egg, if eaten at breakfast, jk opens the door of hope, paints pretty j? pictures in the stomach and. for the I time being, makes one as bappy as a 1 June bride. But an ancient egg is aw no language has been created that f'caa do it Justice. THE SPEED MAMA. A few days ago a young mn who , la director In 23 corporations by vir tue of an inherited fortune got Into ,-the Jpaperi by hiring a special train When a lrJ jl gallant "TsVey dear 4(L to rush him from Minneapolis to New Vork ahead of ai! other trains. "When I travel," he said, "I want to move, j My time is worth money and I .waste : time on slow trains." j Just how that declaration applies ! npoa this particular performance is i not clear to a man whose time is not worth money,- considering; the fact that he arrived In New York Saturday noon to attend a meeting which was not held until Monday. Nearly everybody nowadays "wants to move" wheu traveling. The five day steamers to and from Europe are crowded people wait for them rather than take boats a few hours 6lower. Many men, in making a railroad trip, are disconsolate If they can't ride on the fastest trains moving. Men, and women, too, ri6k their lives charging across crowded streets to catch a street car when another on the same line is less than five minutes behind it. They dash across the ferry dock to get on the incoming boat before it is fairly landed. The autcmobilist is not content to go 13 miles an hour; he wants to travel at a 20 mile rate. And how do these people dispose of the time they thus ' save?" Usually they devote it to the doing of nothing worth while. They are merely afflict ed with the speed mania which uas come to obscess such a large percent age of the American people. AVENUKS INTO THE CITYV There are people, quite a goodly number of them, who are of the opin ion that the county should own tha Rock river toll bridges and assume their care. The County of Rock Is land, however, is not inclined to take upon itself any such obligation. It will not even let the city push the bridges on to it. So the best the city can do is to look after them. Many therefore who feel that the city should own and care for the bridges, not only In the fulfillment of a sense of responsibility, but as a matter of ex pediency. Truth to say. Rock Island has not regarded with proper serious ness the value of its avenues into the city. It has shown an astonishing dis regard for Its own interests in this respect. No city that is content to take just what comes, while ' other wide-awake cities make it possible for people to come to them, will get very far ahead. There is a tale of two cities under a hill, in which the dif ference between indifference and dis regard and alertness and energy is sharply contrasted. Mollne at this moment is exerting itself to the ut most to provide modern highways for the country folk round about. You can ride for miles after leaving the eastern city limits of Mollne without getting off a brick pavement. And be sides this. -Mollne has opened up and is maintaining a fine roadway directly out into Rural township. In this way Moline is attracting the country trade; its business district is expanding and lew and metropolitan business block are going up. Meanwhile, what is Rock Island do ing? Whatever is doing cr has been doing, the time is at hand to turn over a new leaf ; to not only put, the Rock river bridges in a safe and permanent condition .but build paved streets from the city limits to the edges of the bridges. The proposed bond issue in cludes provision for concrete flooring on the bridges. The need of putting Ninth street or Twelfth street in per manent repair from the city limits to Rock river by some method is of the utmost importance. The citl sons of Reck Island should cooperate with every good road movement con templating better highways to all sec tions of the county. Rock Island needs avenues into the city, avenues which the farmer may travel whttfier by automobile or wag on. The Young Lady 4 The young lady across the way s ays she saw in the paper that a larg numb tr of postmasters had been confirmed and wasn't it ne to see so many meu In ri.-lli'c life coming into the church. Capital Comment BY CLYDE H. TAVZNNEE Congressman f rem the Fourteenth District. (Special Correspondence of The Argus.) Washington, July 13. A remarkable j bill providing for the development 01 j AlasKan resources along model if not Utopian lines has Just been introduc ed by Miles Poin dexter, the pro gressive senator from Washington. Poindxter's bill provides for the government opera tion of half the coal properties of Alaska, leaving the other half to be leased by private interests, and the transportation of this coal to the American markets on government railway s and steamship lines. TAVENNER - In the operation of the mines aad transportation facili ties, the bill provides for all the rel forms for which labor today is strug gling the minimum wage, the eight Lour day, the prohibition of child la bor, workmen's compensation and ac cident insurance, proper sanitation, housing and general living and work ing condition. But the bill goes even further and adopt8 a socialistic plan of returning to the workers who operate the mines and railroads a portion of the profits accruing, from their work. Pure so cialism would give to the Alaskan miners all of the profits from their work, and tp the railroad and steam ship, men all of the profits from theirs. The Poindexter bill would divide the profits between the workers and the purchasers of coal and th3 shippers of freight on the railroads and steam boats. MANUFACTURERS (New York Evening Post.) 1 Having a good deal of money to spend, the national manufacturers found no lack of men willing to spend it for them. They went into various congressional fights. They gave to campaign funds here and there. Their representatives assumed the air of political magnates, hobnobbed with congressmen and members of the cabinet, and got the ear of presidents when they could, and the association grew Increasingly important in its own eyes. This went on for several years. The facts were generally known. The as sociation did not hide its light under a bushel. It believed in advertising; and many of its clainrs to tremendous Influence and achievements bore the traces of the advertiser's art. But now what ha3 happened to cause all the excitement? Nothing except that a former employe has sold to a news paper a lot of the association's corre spondence. These letters and tele grams and reports really add very lit tle to our knowledge of the methods of corruption, though they do add a good deal to our knowledge of human nature especiall yof political human nature. It is a revelation of folly rather than of crime. Without under taking to pronounce on the entire body of evidence not all of which has yot been made public we think it clear that the whole story is one of much lobbying and little corrup tion. The thing of main interest is the disclosure cf the way in which such organizations as the national j manufacturers grow and operate, find- ing opportunities here and pitfalls there, playing the game of politics Across the Way" t J'' I i s - -l The bill may be visionary and Ut,o- pian, but it Is an indication of the trend of thought today. The growth cf the I. W. W. and the continual In crease of the socialist vote are indica tions of tha rising anger of the public against the unfair treatment of labor. The exploitation of women and chil dren, and the grinding down of men through starvation wages', speeding-up processes, the Taylor system, and all the ether devices by which employers expect tqget more and .more work for the same or less money, must cease. The Poindexter bill Is one to arouse a good deal of speculative thought. Suppose, with our 100,000,000 popula tion today, there were no transcontin ental railroads. Would the govern ment be granting vast empires of land as bonuses to privats railroad build ers? On the contrary, would the gov ernment even be thinking . for a mo ment of sanctioning any private mo nopoly of transportation? I believe that if transcontinental railroad build ing had been left for the present gen eration, the government would build and operate the lines. But Alaska is a great, rich empire, whose distances compare with those of the United States. Is a private rail road monopoly to be thought of there? Are we going to give away those vast resources of coal and other materials to private exploitation to the enrich ment cf a few, when those resources now belong to the whole population? Some euch plan as that submitted by Senator Poindexter is almost cer tain to be adopted. The bill does not give the government a monopoly of the coal any more than It, gives one to private interests. Half of the coal lands are to be leased in the Poindex ter plan. But the lessee must dupli cate in his treatment of labor all of- the conditions In the government mines. AND MULHALL and frequently being beaten by the veterans at it. In a word, the Mulhall revelations are chiefly of value In giv ing us a glimpse of what may be called the natural history of the lobby It Is perfectly plain how the thin worked. The association could not tackle the job first-hand. It had to have secretaries and 'agents. That was where its efficiency seemed to begin, but it was also where its peril began. The search was naturally for an experienced and "practical" lobby 1st who could produce "results." That was where Colonel Mulhall came in He knew everybody, or assumed that he did, was able, on his own showing, to get near the business and bosoms of the most prominent men in Wash ington, and was a master hand at writing the most glowing reports. It is delightful to see him hanging upon the proceedings of congress and as suring his employers that he was do ing it all. Some bill is reported out or passed or killed, as the case may be, and the jubilant Mulhall hastens to assert: "We have won a great vic tory." He may really have had no more to do with it than one of the house doorkeepers. And Mulhall was alwaya carrying elections, selecting presidential candidates, and choosing the cabinet. We do not blame him. He was hired to "do things" and he re ligiously lived up to his contract. If the association was fooled by him to the top of its bent, that was not hi3 fault When you employ a lobbyist, you put yourself in his hands. It is for him, according to his kind, to take your money, then trick you, then sell yftu out. Let it not be thought that we would make light of the lobby. All the dis closures that have been or may be made are to be welcomed. They are undoubtedly helping to make an end of old abuses. But they are doing it not so much by showing that lobby ing has been astute and wicked, as by letting the country see that it has been so often both stupid and futile. When manufacturers and others fully realise, as by now they must be near doing, that to employ a lobbyist is a waste of good money, the occu pation of that Othello will be gone. WIRE SPARKS II Washington Thomas E. Iayden, special counsel of the government in the Diggs-Caminetti white slave cases, against whom California Democrats, through Senator Ashurst, have pro tested to Attorney General McRey nolds, conferred with Assistant Attor ney General Graham. Mr. Hayden came to Washington from California to answer the protest7 Madisen, Wis. Governor F. E. Mc Govern denied the application for the extradiction of Morrt3 Perlstein, gen eral manager of a large Milwaukee knitting works, charged with abondon ment by his wife, who la eaid to be a wealthy Philadelphia, is the man who was taken from a fashionable hotel in Milwaukee last week and, ac cording to his statements, was not permitted to call a lawyer or notify his friends. Washington Formal decrees of the supreme, court 'in the Minnesota and Missouri rate cases have been issued to the federal courts ia those states. In the cases won by the states the railroads were ordered to reimburse the state governments for the cost of legation. The state of Missouri will col lect 115,262 from the Chicago. Burling ton and Quincy. The state of Minne sota's claim against the railroads is $9,983.60. HENRf HOWLAND A MODEST AWJS AWON I'd I'.Ve to live on Easy Street tor just a little while; I'd like to have a cushioned seat and dally cause to smile; . I'd like to have the right to say to soma pale-featured clerk: T guess that I'll play golf today, but you stay here and work." It must be flrsf.. it seems to me, to merely boss a job And have so much that one can be well hated by the mob. This thing of working day by day, with out a chance to rest. While others put their tasks away and Journey east and west. Sometimes becomes a kind of grind, de void of any thrill; One'y muscles slacken and one's mind be comes more flabby still; I wish that I. from toiling free, had riches that were vast. So that the mob might scowl at me when I rode proudly past. I should not wish to always loaf, without a single care; The Idler Is a useless oaf whose outlook Is unfair. But, oh, I fancy 'twould be good to have things fashioned so That if I wished to quits I could, and pack my things and go. And It would give me such delight to see them look with hate Who've never tried to earn the right to quit their present state. I am not yearning to have more than ny man would need; I'd want a butler at my door, but I'm op posed to greed: I'd have an auto and a yacht and live In splendid style; To trouble I should give no thought, I'd wear a constant smile; I'd let my chest bulge out with pr'.de, with pride my heart should throb. If I possessed no much that I'd be hated by the mob. HIS PROFESSION. Have you no trade no profes- L slon?" asked the lady at the door. "Yes, ma'am," P replied Saunter U ing Sim. "I have L a profession, a . I've just stopped here to do a little profeBsin'. If you could put a little jelly on de bread I'd promise not to leave any chalk marks on your gate post" Not Mistaken. "I don't believe," angrily declared the would-be contributor, "that you ever read my poem. It didn't look when it came back to me as if it had even been unfolded." "Let me see the postmark on the envelope," replied the editor. "Yes. There, you see it was mailed back to you on the 10th. I must have read It, for I remember clearly that I was sick" on the Hth." Recommendation. "I am looking for a place," said the stranger, "in which I can bring up my girls to good advantage. What in- 1 ductments does this town offer in that way?" "Well," the old settler answered, "it strikes me as'bein' a purty good town for your purpose. We've got a button fact'ry here, and if your girls can't find jobs in it we git calls from the city nearly every day for girls that people want there to do housework." , Lovely Mary. Mary had a little lamb; Its fletca was white as snow; She tied a ribbon round Us neck; I didn't mind It, though. The lamb, you see, was only stuffed. It could not skip or bleat. Therefore It never followed her When she went down the street. I loved the gentle Mary well. And I will tell you this: I'm glad her lamb was not a dog For her to pet and kiss. Her Womanly Curiosity. I have put aside enough money," eaid the -bachelor of fifty-two, "to make it sure that I shall be decently buried without expense to the public." "Why," asked the maiden who was verging on thir y-five, "do you think you ought to have decent burial?" " Time. It usually takes a long time to be come wise, but anyone can be foolish At a moment's -Mc. Making a Burglar Useful. "Lie still there and I won't hurt yon. All I want Is your money and your Jewels and then I'll git" ''All right old man. and while you're searching for the jewels if yon run across my dress studs I wish you'd nnt Hmin v. . . v. a .v...uba . iin .... . been able to nod them tat a month.' 1 9m i iTFinrf 11 r -1 1 The Daily Stdry THE BEAUTIFUL BY ARTHUR TOWNSEND. Copyrighted. ISIS, by Assoclatel Literary Bureap. There was once a? man on whose I walls bung a picture that he did not thiuk iu keeping with the other works of art in bis honse. He concluded to replace it and thought that while fce was on the job he might better buy something of real merit. So be con sulted a connoisseur, who selected a painting that cost a hundred dollars. When the picture Was hung the others looked so cheap that he spent a thou sand dollars more in replacing them with others up to the standard of the first Soon after that he went abroad, where he saw a great many beautiful works of art, and brought two or three that he especially fancied home I with him. When he got them hung the others looked so poor that, de spairing of keying up the standard to his foreign specimens, he made a bon fire of the whole lot This story is the keynote to another which I am about to tell. When I went out to Colorado a good many years ago I found in the mining dis tricts on Clear creek, up in the moun tains west of Denver, few women la comparison with the number of men. I bad not been there long before I no ticed that when I met a woman she looked refined nud some of the women, comely. One day I approached a man "wash ing"' for gold on the margin of the creek and fell into conversation with him. While doing so a couple of young women came and looked at him rock ing his pan and taking out the little particles of gold left in the sediment "Pretty girls, those," I remarked as the women went away. "Purty enough outside." ! "What do you mean by that?" i "Stranger," he said, pausing in his work, "don't you never trust your judgment on women folks except when there is a lot o them together any way, as many as there are men. It's like what you buy In a store, if it's only a brass candlestick. It isn't much to look at among the other candle sticks even if it's one o the purtlest, but Jist you get it home by itself and it'll shine for oil it's worth." "Are you a married man?" I asked. "Married! Not on your life. I hod an awful narrow escape onct, though." , "Tell me about it" : "My experience cost me some dust, I can tell you, but It was wo'th it, and I've never regretted buyin' it When I first come out here there wasn't a wo man nearer thnn Denver. We miners didn't have nobody to look at escept each other, and we was the most freckled faced, slab sided, dod rotted set you ever see. We didn't none of us wash oftener thnn onct a week, and some of us didn't wash at nil. Them as didn't wear beards was the wo'st lookin' of all. Their faces was al ways covered with stubble." "Do you know," I interrupted, "why you became so slovenly?" "Why. stranger?" "Because you were not subject to the refinins influence of women." "The refinln" influence o' women! That's what I'm goln' to tell you about. We got refined all of a sud den. There was a gal come up here from som'ers Kansas City or St Joe or Omaha, I reckon with her father, who was a minister or an evangelist or somepln o' tbnt kind, and said he'd come to lock after our souls. Before he come we was lookin' for gold, and after he come we was lookin' for his daughter. Her hair was like the sun sbinin' on red sandstone. She said it was auburn. Her complexion was what she cnllcd olive, and her eyes waswell, I don't remember the color of her eyes, but they wns beautiful. "The parson Woodbridge was his name; his daughter's name was Lillian he went Into a cabin where the two lived togetlier, the father distributln' tracts, the daughter doin' his, cookln for him. When night come on the cab in wns crowded with tis men callln' on Lillinn, jist like musketers in a room with a l!ght in it. So hpr father sniil we'd better come one at a time, end Lillian laughed and give us all an evenin'. There beln sis o' us, we jist took r. the week, all except Sun day, when her father wouldn't allow no visitors. On that evenin" from 7 to S he used to give ns a Bible lesson. "My ever.in' was Tuesday. The first Tuesday I went to see Lillian I got spoony and was goin' to put my arm around her when she stopped uie. "You'll toll.' she said. " 'I swear by oil that's holy I won't.' " 'There's five other men comln' here.' she said, 'and I like you best of .ill. hut if I grant you favors it'll make em all mad.' " 'Jist you trust me to keep mum.' "I succeeded in convlncin' her that I was reliable, and she soon got enough confidence in me to let me kiss fcer once every Tuesday evenin' when I was goto to my cabin. I kept mum. and in a few weeks I got ahead of the whole lot of fellers, and Lillian admit ted that she loved me. But when I asked her to marry n;e she told me her father wanted her to marry soma ot4 else and she couldn't go' back on the dear old man, and there we was. "Them cases where two young hearts is beaten together and some old cur mudgeon of a father or a mother or both opposes 'em, don't have no sym pathies, seems mighty hard. I've never been so worked up over anything in ray life as I was orer that Lillian was as sorriful about It as I. Sho wouldn't marry me in spite of ber father, and she wouldn't run away with me. I only hod one evenin' la the week with her, and therot of the time I was thiukin" that.anoWjer fel ler was trym to git ner away iroasjme, "The whole lot of us was affected the gal. The other five fellers, not knowin' that I'd got ahead of 'em. went on makirr their cells, and I didn't iniiht.thal.gvty one of 'em sas.tcyia' si to git the ga!, for witen a incisets his heart ou a gal he won't let her alone. We'd all been good friends before the parson and his daughter came among us. and now, instead of his makln' as better, he'd made us worse. Every oue of us was ready to put lead into every other one. "At last I told Lillian I couldn't stand the racket any longer and she must do one of- three things she must part with me forever, or she must mar ry me Ut spite of her father, or she must run away with me. "This broke her all up. She said she couldn't part with me nohow, she , dare not defy her father, and the only thing she would think of doin' was to run away and be married sotn'rs else. She asked me how we was goln' to git on for a livln'. I told her not to worry about that; I'd been washln' for gold all summer and hadn't any way to spend money in such a place, so I had saved nearly all of it I bad enough gold to make up $1,000 or 200. This seemed to make her feol easier, and by a good deal o' coaxin' I at last got her promise to elope. "I proposed to light out when it was dark, walk down the road and take the stage for Deuver wheu it came along. She didn't seem to like this plan very much: she said she'd sound ed her father about her marryin me and since then he'd been mighty sus picious of ber. She'd told him that she must go down to Denver to do some shoppln, and the old man bad consented to have her go. I could fol low her there in a few days. "I agreed to this plan, but there was a hitch. She said she couldn't be mar ried without a trussoo. If she waited for me to come and buy it for her it would be toolate, for as soon as I left the creek her father would suspect somepin aud we'd have to light out of Denver on my arrival there. I asked . her why she couldn't buy the trussoo before I came, and she said she hadn't any money and her father would give her only enough to buy a few things, lie was dead against the sinfulness of vsin decoration of the body. I fixed it all right by telllu' her that I would give her the money for the trussoo and asked her how much it would cost She said she didn't know; the best way would be for her to carry the dust with her, spend what was necessary and we'd have the rest when I got there in cash ready to pay our ex penses to the east She said she must be economical, for we'd need all we had to begin life together after we was married. "When the day came around for Lil lian's departure on her supposed shop pin' trip she was mightily broken up. She said I wasn't to see her off, but go right on with my dnlly work. And so I did. It Beemed to me that every man besides myself had somepin on bis mind that day. I reckoned some' of 'em would be waitin' for the Stage to say goodby to ber. But every man weut ou washln' gold. If any one said anything about Lillian's trip to Den ver nobody seemed to notice it, or If they did they'd say, 'Oh, she'll be bock for the old man's Sunday exercises,' or somepin like that "Lillian and I had agreed that she was to have three days to buy the trussoo, and I was to go down on the ' third day after she left us. The first moniln' after she'd gone I heard some one say: 'I wonder what's become o' the fiarson? Ills cabin's deserted.' I pricked up my ears at this. If he bad suspected the real object of his daugh ter's goln to Denver and had gone after her tho gnme was up. And if the gome was up where was the dust I had given her? I tell you I felt on easy. "Before noon I heard one of the men say to another: 'She socked the whole six, all except me. I backed out at the last minute.' This was too much, and I asked what he was talkln' about He told me that the gal had taken the money of five different men 'to buy a trussoo with. Her father had likely Joined her, and together they had left for parts pnknown." The speaker turned from his story to bis pan, which be rocked in a melan choly fashion, but presently concluded: "It ull came from seein' a gal alone by herself without any other woman around. I drifted cast after that, where I saw lots of women together, and there was hardly one of 'em that looked especially purty. One day I went Into a restaurant and who do you suppose one of the bash, sllngers . was? She was Lillian.. "I pulled my hat down over my yes so she couldn't see my face, and when I paid my check, point in' to the hash allnger. I asked the proprietor somepin about her. He said her name was Mag Doolon. ne'd never heard of her harin' a father, but knew little about her. since nhe'd come in and asked for a job off the street when he was short of help. "Stranger, you'd ought to seen that gal with the eyes I did. Iler auburn fcftir was a fiery red; her olive com plexion wns a freckle tan; her eyes was a kind of green. She wo; the worst lookin' thing you ever saw." July 17 in American History, 1740 Peter GansevoOrt, noted soldier in the Revolution, born; died 1812. 1S13 British and Indians attacked the outworks of Fort George, Canada, and were repuhed by a detocbmen under Colonel- (later General TTin field Scott 1803 The Confederates abandoned Jackson, Miss., their last important post contiguous to Vicksburg. 1S8G Lewis Cass, statesman, died at Detroit; born 1789. 1S08 End of the war in Cuba; Span ish army surrendered Santiago to ienerol W. It. Sbafter. 1'J,'Vj rimes Abbott McNeill Whistler. aiea; born V&l. 4 v.. 1 " L.