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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. THURSDAY, JULr 31, 1913.
v THE ARGUS. Published daily at 1124 3woti4 ave an. Ruck Island. TH. (Entered at the f eatomea as stecond-elaaa matter.) i Hack Ulaaa Member at the A elated i BY THE J..W. POTTER CO. TERMS Ten cents per wk by car. ' rler. La Rock Island. Complaints of delivery servl-e should be'rnade to tha circulation department, ' v which should also be cctlfled in every Instance where It la J -sired to hare 'JJ paper discontinued, aa ctrrtera liive no authority la tha premises, t AH communications cf argumentative ' rbaracUr, political or religious, must vfcava rfil name attached tor public. r tlon. No even articles will ba printed orer fictitious signatures. Telepbocts In all departments: Cen tral Union. West 14S. 1145 and 3145. Thursday. July 31, 1913. Congressman Underwood says Mul hall S a liar. And Mulball is award A fllplQmat 1g guarded in his speerh. The lack of this made Ambassador Wilson a failure. It Is now In order for some pa trio: ic Englishman to donate a cup for inter national competition in cricket. Iivl?, im a pleading and pictures!-; f pait D). ma ne that can be pursued J wiihcut peril only In familiar wn'i.i. If American representatives in Mex ico tl.re the Mexicans Ibey may loee fheir :tlis; if they don't they may lose their livts. The old iiitcrclass feud is not o be considered autlea by' any manner ci means just because an Italian .author wounded a publisher in the nc?k. Na;ii'lly things would be more comfortable all around If Japan cuM oa.'y rTonSle herself to federal cov en. men in the United Stages. A collection of Hobert liurns manu . scripts is valued at 125.000. By the ircny of fate the pen that wrote Tam ,'O'Sbanter would bring more than the . pod at bis b';t could make ia 23 , years. " John 1. Rockefeller's pastor deliv ered a sermon Sunday during which he talked against riches and was con , gratulated enthusiastically by his wealthiest parlshoaer. or course, John, could afford the congratulations. THIS BANANA. We are In receipt of a plaintive ap- . peal from a fruit jobber to fight the proposed tariff on bananas. The rea son advaured is that it is the poor j t man's fruit. .And why, oh why! must , th poor man always be the goat? . if the tax on bananas should effect . to deprive the poor runn of his fruit the tax would be a blessing In disguise. F;r poor man or rich man. especially pojr child or rich child, could hardly co. a fruit less beneficial and fraught , with more possibilities of evil to the i system. Tha hope is IndulgcC that the poor ;' roan will turn from the banana to ap rpls, or oranges something we grow ' at home end the price of which the 1 fruit trust doesn't fix. But If he shall not. we shall still decline to take up the cudgels against the tax. For that would be pulling the trust's chestnuts out of the fire. A 81'DJKCT yon THOUGHT The numerous fatal automobile ac vCldents chronicled In the newspapers suggest .that an official investigation be made to ascertain the causes, and if .possible to discover if some means to lessen or prevent thrlr frequency can t be adopted and enforced. Many of ..these accidents, no doubt, are due to . either carelessness or Inefficiency on the part of the drivers of the machines, and therefore could have been pre sented. It Is unnecessary to say that automobiles have come to stay, and the use of them will increase rapidly. The machines have become a neces v slty In tho cities, and are gradually gaining favor among the farmers as a convenience that affords nrt only pleasure but also can be made profit- able. ' With tha laereasing number of ma V chines will come the ned of greater care and creator eiT.clency In their own- agement, and pons regulations must be adopted to insure safety. COST OP lNIHRVENTlON. V The New York Evening Post prints in article from Georje Albert Schrel tier, showing what ln"errontloa in Mexico woull mean and what it mlht cost . Mr.' Schrelner was in the Boer war and has lately been well over Mexico. It is his opinion that an in vasion of Mexico by the United S'ates would repeat the experience Great Britain had with the Boers In 1899-1902. Why this should be aa is Bummed up by lir. Schrelner briefly and with effect Flrt.tte territory In which the United States army would tTperate Is even more difficult than that which tried the wits of the festt Brit lib officers; secondly, the Mexictna ar aa much attached to their soil as ware tha Boers; thirdly, the United Statu military 13 la no position at present to ccpe ci&::y with cha resistance a untied 2taxico would offer. A fourth coatidsratica does not better the picture, and this la that -the natural resoarcae of Mox 4co axe decidedly greater than those tf tha aratwhiia Eccr republics. Last ly, tha South Africaa Dutch wore able to put only ucn in the Seid. while Mexico would Lave no difficulty placing 200,000 men under arms. "Conceding that the Mexicans could not approach: the fighting qualities of the Boers," says Mr. Schrelner, "we may, nevertheless. ' grant that this force would be the equal of at least 75,000 burghers. The statement that Great Brfain had in the field during the war with the Boers no leas than 325,000 men, and employed at one time as many as 275,000 in concerted efforts to ' overcome the burghers, should prove enlightening here, as should also he fact that the coat of the campaign to Great Britain was over a billion dollars." Those who would plunge this coun try hastily Into a Mexican war should ponder well the fearful cost of life and property which would follow such an act of ill considered . daring. TItIM THEM UllWK. While The Argus is inclined to feel that the majority of the vpters of Rock Island is disposed to look with favor at the municipal commission's bond proposition and may be relied upon to sanction a reasonable 'issue, the est! mates, amounting to 1300,000; are too high. .. . . The commission realizes this and w ill trim them down. This should be done, it will have to be done. The estimate's are over 1100,000 too high. The people w ill not support a blan ket proposition, either. Tha amount of each bond and the purposes for which desired should be specifically designated in the ballot, so that the citizens may vote for or against each particular proposition. The Argus believes The" bond issue, taken in its entirely, if properly held down. Is both justifiable and essential, but the people should have the oppor tunity to pass judgment oa each and every proposal and should know all about each and every one. Trim them down. Till SON NCUOOL8. That even prison life Is yielding to modern humanitarian Impulses Is in dicated in the number of prisons that are maintaining schools for the benefit of prisoners. Out of 55 prisons in the United States and Canada re porting to the United States bureau of Ing schools, V day schools and 8 cor these a civilian bead teacher is in charg?. Altogether there are 27 even ing schools, 19 day schools, and 8 cor respondence schools. .Both academic- and -trade subjects are taught. In arguing for schools in prisons, Dr. A. C. Hill of the New York Btate education department, wno has pre pared a bulletin on the subject for the United States bureau ?f education, points out that there are three ways of handling a man whom the courts have pronounced unfit to remain in society: "First, he may be put to death at once; second, he may be slowly killed in a destructive environment; third, he may be placed in a favorable environment and restored to normal health, if possible." Prison.schools represent an attempt THE CHAUTAUQUA SYSTEM (Raltimore Sun.) The objections to the chautauqua system, usually expressed by slighting references to it rather than direct at tack, seem .o be two in number; first, that it makes use of the leoturers of the type of Bryan, Beverldge, La Fol-J lette end Champ Clark, and, second, t'.iat lt gives superficial education to ! minds liable to become intoxicated with the little learning that Is a dan gerous thing. ' Neither objection will stand, exami nation. Of course, there Is a wide dili'erence in the qualities and char acteristics of the men mentioned, but it is a very dull type of mind that cannot learn something from each of them. Emerson said that every man alive could teach Mm at least one thing, but then it is very apparent that the critics of the chautauqua system are not Emersons. Moreover, Messrs. Bryan, Bcveridgo and others, are not the only men v ho appear at the chau tauqua gatherings, nor the only class of men. In the early days of the in stiiutlon and we suppose an analo gous situation still obtains such scholars as J. P. Mahaffy and Princi pal Fairbairn not only sanctioned the Idea, but personally took part In the teaching, end many men of sound scholarship and great teaching ability, such as the late Herbert Adams and Professor J. M. yincent have been and are enrolled among the teach ers and lecturers. The summer school system, which has been of great value In ccnnectlon with our colleges and universities, is an outgrowth of the chautauqua Idea. " As lor a little knowledge being a dangerous tiling, it is silly to attempt to apply this aphorism wholesale to any system of education. Before Pope and since some students have been ac quiring superficial knowledge In high ly reputablo halls ot learning and oth ers have been drinking deep at some Pierian spring of little or ill renute. There's more In the individual than In the system. One of the best nlaeei for acquiring a little knowledge is the modern university. Many men of pro found scholarship have acquired their Knowledge by the home study which m tuauiauiiua system ancouraarcs, and thousands through It thousands wh otherwise would have few inter- ests in me ana who wculd become the victims of narrow prejudices and the closed mind haTa obtained what the cnautauquacs call tha "college out look. In a democracy like that of tha unusd States, where the people every ytcr are taking a greater and mora direct part in public aXrairt, such aa institution is r.ot cn'.y helpful to tne IndiViduala who profit fcy it, but it la also ef iattme public VA'.ua la the fcrntiUon of pub lie oplaisa. We vero talking tho oth er day of the wty ia which tha pub lic miid had been educated oa so Capital Comment BY CLYDE H. TAVENNEB Congressman from the Fourteenth District. (Special Correspondence of The Argrus.) . Washington. D. C, July 29. Will the history of the second Cleveland administration re peat itself in -the present adminis tration? Will tha Wall Street banks by conspiring to beat down the value of the two per cent govern ment bonds suc ceed in blocking the currency legis lation, just as they are charged with having conspired in 1893 to have their . way abou the repeal of the Sherman silver law? Certainly there is a striking sim ilarity of events in CLYDE H. TAVCNNER . the present admin istration and its democratic predeces sor, the Cleveland ' administration which began on March 4, 1893. Then, as now, the two greatest issues con fronting the new president were tariff and currency. Then, as now, the special interests swarmed down upon Washington to defeat the wi'.l of the people. In 1893 the special interests were successful. Will they be in 1913? On the tariff, the question seems to be already answered.- The keen sighted and courageous position taken by President Wilson toward the tariff lobby completely clipped the claws of that dangerous influence, and there row seems to Ibe little doubt that the tariff bill which will be passed will express the president's ideas on this important subject. to apply the last of these methods, ac cording to Dr. Hill. "Schools In pri sons are the expression of the highest conception yet formed of the proper way to deal with men and, women segregated fnyn society for violating its laws," he says. "They are an out growth of the belief that the door of hope must never be closed to any human being. They stand for oppor tunity. They are humanity's offer of help to overcome the inertia and de spair that settle down upon a man dis graced and deprived of his liberty." Prison libraries form an important educational factor, and special atten tion is given to them In the bureau's bulletin. Dr. Ifill notes that there is usually plenty of books, but that tne quality of the reading matter Is seldom satisfactory. He cites the opinion of difficult a subject as that of the cur rency and how that through that edu cation there was practically no longer any danger of fiat money in, this coun try. Except for the chautauqua sys tem and similar institutions this edu cation could not have taken place. The best example of the little knowl edge that Is a dangerous thing is that possessed by the self-satisfied college graduate who has closed his mind to all beauty and worth and goodness that does not meet the demands of his petty formulae, whose horizon extends no farther than his own social circle and his own club and his own selfish interests, who cannot conceive of any good thing coming out ofanareth because his books have told hlra that Nasareth is a dirty little village of mean reputation. How the men of his type ridiculed and denounced the "third-rate, slang-whanging lawyer" 'The Young Lady IT' The young lady across the vf say- st, sueszea her father aust hare some nwfully good. Investments as she overheard him say that nearly every time he dropped la at a directora' ra eetirg he found thea passing a div But is the administration now pre paring to profit by the experience of the Cleveland administration with re spect to currency legislation 1 ft is charged and believed by such democrats as Senator Thomas, of Colorado, that' the New York banks deliberately -conspired by depressing securities and creating a money string ency to cause a financial crisis which would "teach" the people by "an ob ject lesson" that the Sherman silver lav must be repealed. The times soon became so distressing that a special session of congress was convened and the Sherman law repealed in a few days. The charge of Secretary McAdoo that the banks are again conspiring against the president's currency-program by depressing the value of cur rency bonds thus has a familiar sound. The evident intention is, according to Mr. McAdoo, to frighten the country bankers into opposition to the cur rency bill by convincing them that the measure will injure these bonds and cause losses to the banks. But even as President Wilson has routed the tariff lobby, he canrevent any such conspiracy from being suc cessful. Chairman Robert 1 Henry, of Texas, has pointed out the way. Have the banking committee laves tigate, urges Mr. Henry. Call the New York bankers as witnesses and grill them thoroughly so that the peo ple may know the facts. It is to be hoped that the bouse will take this action. Many republicans are criticising the number of demo cratic investigations. Had there been tariff and banking investigations in 1893 a different legislative story might have been tPld. And present day in vestigations may yet insure the pass age of the administration's most im portant measures. H. H. Hart, of the Russell Sage foun datlon, that "not one prison In ten has a suitable selection of books. Most of them are composed of one-third un readable books and one-third trash." In his conclusion Dr. Hill urges that better methods and greater efficiency in character building are needed all along the line, back to the school and the home: He believes that "public effort should be directed more fully to providing the right kind of education for . the sthousands of neglected chil dren whose environment is such as to make the development of bad and dangerous characters almost inevitable. The hopeful sign of the times is an aroused public sentiment that is de manding a full, knowledge of the facts and a vigorous use of tne best means of checking moral degeneracy at Its source." whom the republican party nominated for president of the United Slates 53 years ago! It would.be a bold man who would liken the democratic nominee of 1896 and 1900 and 1908 with the republican nominee of I860, yet Mr. Bryan must often feel thank ful that he gets the same kind of criticism from the same class of crit ics. And bo, too, we think, must good old Bishop Vincent, who founded the chautauqua system. Milwaukee Mrs. Bertha Bennhold was seriously burned when, after sav ing her baby girl, she ' rushed back into the flames hoping to save $67 which she had hidden in the pantry. The house was destroyed. Culver, Ind. Pronouncing Culver Military academy "a national asset of no littl Importance," Captain James P. Robinson, U. S. A., for the eighth time has placed that school amons the ten institutions rated as "dis tinguished" by the war department. Across the Way" HENRY HOWIAND She tried this thin and then tried that To keep from p-owing: frightful: B)'. thought when she was like a sfkt That plumpness was delightful; But. having lost her slenderness. She starved herself and banted: Each added pound brought new dtstreaa. And dismally she panted. She tried to fight the wrinkles back By using many lotions: She sighed "Alas:" and sobbed "AlackP And harbored sad emotions; Her eyes, once beautiful, no more Were Oiled with fine eiDresslon: Bhe lost the smile that years before Had been her choice possession. She tried In many, many ways To keej from growing frightful; Of aH things that she valued, praise Was always most delightful; She mourned the hardness of her lot. Her eyes were often tearful And all because she'd just forgot I1-.: The need of keeping cheerful. j'i " "Old," Indeed. "I refuse," declared the star, when the manager had registered the com pany at the Palace hotel in Pumpkin Center, "to appear in this detestable town. You can let my underrtudy go on tonight." "What's the matter, Miss Belling bam? You simply must appear this evening. The bouse has been " Soli out on the strength of your popularity here." "I don't care, I never will come to this place again. The local paper has the audacity to refer to me as 'an old favorite.' I want you to horsewhip the editor." The Jny of Llvinc- A s'.mple life of mint and pis The cost of living doth defy. And also to the syptem brings A sense of such ethereal things! Baltimore Shn. In searching for the little things From which the Joy of living springs It might be well right here to make A stubborn plea for jelly cake. Love's Labor Lost. "I'm 6orry," said the ntanager. When the advance agent had entered the private office, "but IH have to dis charge you." "What's the matter? You surely dorrt think I've been loafing on my job, do you?" "No. You've got the papers to print so many fine things about the star that she's demanding a raise in sal ary." Robbed of Fame. "Some of the things of greatest im portance to humanity were done by people whose names have been Sos't to history." "I know it. Who, for Instarce, knows the name of the person who discovered an egg shell would cause coffee grounds to settle?" ConJ-rmed. ' "'' "When I went up to he altar to be married," said the man who always had to furnieh proof that lt was on account of business when he remain ed away from home late at night, 'I seemed to be in a dream," "Well," replied the confirmed bache lor, "that only goes to sl ow that sleep walking is one of the most dangerous practices a man can indulge in." Miracle. "Miracles have not ceased." "What has happened to make yon think they continue to occur?" "I met a man yesterday who as sured me that bis wire had admitted that one of the reanons for tho In creased cost of their living was her demand for more expensive clothea than she used to wear." ; "V??- Accommodating Girt. "Why is it that yoi take Miss Gaa- tam to dinner so ofrin?" "She can pronounce the French words on the bill of fare and ia al ways willing to do the orderlcs.' Sweet Thing. After I had sung Dearie to him, night before laet, Charlie Frizzleton proposed to ce." . "Yes, I have known fcr a long t!m that he was ston-deaf." Tha Vision if Mankind. r. "Man Is a funny proposition." "What now'" "When he resds a medical book b fancies be has every disease decri:a; but let him read tba work of a mora. it. and all tba faults pointed out It sees not in himself but la his ceX or." txenange. . The Daily Story ACQUIRING EXPERIENCE BY THOMAS R. DEAN. Copyrighted. 1911, by Asaoclatel Literary Bureau. Jeweler, "1 am getting old and have de cided to give up my business to you. I shall leave enough capital with you to enable you to carry the same amount of stock I have always car ried. Before turning over the man agement,, however, I desire that you prove yourself fitted to assume it." "Why, father, have I not been In your employ four years? Am I not considered an excellent judge of gems? What need I of proving myself fitted to manage the business?" "1 admit, Isaac, that as a judge cf gems, especially diamonds, you ore a better man than I. who have been In the business more than forty years. It is not having passed on you spurious stones that I fear, but the many tricks that are perpetrated by swindlers on Jewelers. I have endeavored to sharp en your wits by explaining to you the different methods that have been at tempted upon me. but my refutation for shrewdness has been such that few attempts have been made to get prop erty from me without paying for it lm good money. I shall go away on a trip, and during my absence you shall have charge of the business. Since you are a young man, the swindlers will consider you one to be attacked with a fair chance for success. If on mv return you have withstood their 1fforts and hTe kept the business up to its present prosperous condition I will turn it over to you." Never fear, father. 1 will Increase the sales and will not get swindled either. How long will you be absent?" "Six months. I think that long enough for the test." Nathan Mayer gave bis son. Isaac. power of attorney to manage the busi ness, to sign his name to checks and to use his capital: then the old man went abroad for change, rest and rec reation. Isaac was only twenty-two 1 years old, but was considered one of the smartest young men in the jewelry trade. He was very anxious to show his father on bis return that be had -not only done a larger business than the concern had ever done before, but had made no losses. Five months of his trial passed, and so far be had made good both his promises. There had been but few attempts to get gems from htm without payment, and these had seemed so palpable he wondered that nny one could have taken him for such a fool as to be deceived by them. Two weeks befoe his father was to return, in figuring bis profits since the old man's departure, Isaac Mayer no ticed that they were $4,200 more than those of the previous six months. He .had hoped for an excess of $5,000. He determined to strain every nerve, to make up the remaining $800. A few days later a gentleman who. from bis appearance might have been an English marquis, stepped Into bis store .and asked to be shown some bracelets. The stranger's daughter was with him. She exnmined the jew els with her father, and It was evident that any purchase he might make would be for her. She wished a brace let set with a ruby between two large diamonds, worth $0,000, but her father was unwilling to spend so much mon ey for her In this way. Mayer heard her appeals and the reply of her father, who told her that If certain securi ties he had ordered sold in London In case the market price on the Stock Ex change should rise to a certain figure had been realized upon it would have given him a profit three times the cost of the bracelet and he would gladly buy it for her. Instead he purchased one she fancied, set with a sapphire. worth $150. Drawing a check book from his pocket he wrote a check for the amount, saying that he would send some one, In whose knowledge of gems ho had confidence, to look at the Bet ting, and if he pronounced the sapphire genuine Mayer was to send the brace let to his hotel. The seller would have ample time to discover if the' check was good. The next day a nan came Into the store, looked at the bracelet, pronounc ed it genuine, the check was found to be good, and the bracelet was sent to the customer's hotel. A few days later the stranger's daughter entered the Mayer store, evl- rtently In very high spirits, and told Isaac to send the bracelet she had coveted to her father at his hotel. The. shares have been sold," she ex claimed, bubbl'ng with excitement. Papa got a cablegram from London this morning." The girl was very pretty and very charming In ber frankness. She couldn't wait till the bracelet had been sent home, but must have a look at it When it was being shown her she manifested a great deal of trepidation lest the purchase should be delayed pending the sending of funds from London. Another thing that troubled her was that her father had fence bought a Jewel and an Inferior article hnd been substituted' on delivery. She feared there would be a lot of red tape about that Isaac assured her tbnt nil would go satisfactorily if she would be patient and she departed ap parently somewhat comforted. The tnme afternoon Inane took tha bracelet himself to the stranger's ho tel. He found the gentleman some what Indisposed, which was given as a reason for not going to his store in stead of requiring, him to come to bis hotel. The man who had pronounced oa the scpphlre was telephoned for and was some time coming. Mean while Isaac was entertained by the young lady very agreeably. He took occasion' to pump her about ber fa ther's antecedents, bis home and af fairs in England and other matters la crder to satisfy himself that his cus tomer was a gentleman from whom be had nothing to fear. Ehe ingen uously told him many things that gave , him confidence. When tha expert came In ha exam 'Bed the bracelet with great care, uv Jng a microscope for the purpose, ana when bo had done so said to the Eng lishman: "These stones are genuine and worth the price asked for them. ' But one thing. I wish distinctly understood I am approving them, and them 11 lone. If in this transaction you come into possession of similar stones of less value don't blame me. That Is your lookout and not mine." At this the young lady looked trou bled and her father seemed puzzled. "I was caught that way once." be said, "and will never be so Imposed upon again. Let me see." And be appeared to be thinking of some rlan by which he might feci sure he would get the article be paid for. "The trou ble is two sided." he went on presently. I dou't ask Mr. Mayer to trust me nny more than 1 am willing to trust him. It is a purely business transac tion. If I had the price of the brace let right here In gold coin and could exchange the bracelet for the gold we would both be satisfied. Unfortunately I must wait for funds to be cabled from London, which will require sev eral days. I fear we shall have to go over this inspection again when my funds arrive." "I shall nor be here to make it for you," said the' expert. "I am leaving town tomorrow to be gone for some time." The girl looked ruefully at Isaac as if to say. "I told you so; I shall never get my bracelet." "I can supgest a way out of the mat-' ter," continued the expert "Seal the bracelet in the box In which It came to you with your seal. Let Mr. Mayer take it back to his store and keep lt till you are ready to pay for lt. Then break the seal yourself and you may be sure you have the gems I have pro nounced upon." "That's a good Idea," said the Eng lishman. "I will not claim the brace-" let till my check for lt is pronounced good. Would that satisfy you, Mr. Msyer?" "Perfectly," said the Jeweler, secret ly hoping that the funds would arrive and the sale be effected before his fa ther's return. There was $900 profit In lt, and Isaac needed the amount to . make up the $3,000 excess he desired to show during the old roan's absence. Meanwhile the box containing the bracelet had been passing from one to the other of those present At Isaac Mayer's assent the Englishman took It from his daughter. Mayer, who was keeping an eye on it glanced at lt as It passed from father to daughter and, though they were at some distance from him, saw the lid go on the box containing the bracelet. Wax was pro duced and the box sealed with a ring the purcbaser,wore on his little finger. Then It was handed to Mayer, who. very happy over the sale, withdrew. Several days passed, and notlilng more was heard of the Englishman or his daughter. Isaac sent a clerk to the hotel to ask after them. He came back with the information that they bad left town the day thesale was made. Isaac made a Jump for tha safe In which he had placed the brace let broke the 6eal. took off the cover, and there nestling inside was the bracelet he bad sold for $150. He had been victimized to the amount of $5, 850. In less than a week Nathan Mayer arrived from abroad and instead of finding a hearty welcome from his Eon was received with a lugubrious countenance. . "What's the matter, Isaac?" he ask ed quickly. "Anything gone wrong?' Isaac told the story of how be bad been victimised with a hanging head. "Weil, my boy," said the old man. . "you've learned what I have long known that lt takes a lot of expe rience In the Jewelry business to keep out of the toils of sharpers. You'll make it up tiorue day. Don't. worry about It now. I've Just got home and have Invited some friends I met abroad to dine with us. Don't put a dampsr on the dinner by mourning over your loss." , ' This dll not comfort Isaac, but be managed to get into dinner dress to hi.-lp entertain his father's friends. What was his astonishment when he went from his room down to the draw ing room to see the Englishman and bis daughter who bad swindled hlra. On a table lay the bracelet they had made away with. "This is my friend. Mr. Acker-man ef London," said Nathan Mayer, "and Miss Ackermnn. You've met before, eh? Well, you must forgive your old father for playing a trick on yon. I laid tbe plan myself. We talked It over In London, and they, coming over ahead of me, carried it ont beauti fully." ' Miss Ackerman advanced, smiling, put out ber hand to Isaac and grasped bis warmly. -.. "Forgive me." she said. ' "It I had to be swindled," he replied, "I would prefer to be swindled by so charming a young lady. I must com pliment you on ycur ability aa a de ceiver." "You mean as an actress," said Mr. Mayer. Sr. ; t July 31 in American History. 1777 Marquis de Lafayette. French ally of Washington, was appoint ed major general in the colonial army. 1810 General George H. Thomas. known as tho "Rock of Cblcka- mauga." torn rs Tlrglnia; died la Ban Francisco 1370. 1371 rhoebe Cary, poet died; born 1824. . 1010 John O. Carlisle, Kentucky statesman and secretary of - tho ' treasury under President Cleve land, filed: born 1835. All the news all the time The Argus.