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prosperity of the country. and by the
confidence both of the people and the
business community. In the soundness
of existent and future conditions.
Saturday. April 18, 1914.
Coxey's army has dwindled to 20".
ITOiPHionai paniiauuiuiK " I ...,i. , a,v ta the evil
la the olden days. I '
"HEAD OF THE FAMILY,
A conviction of vagrancy wn re
cently reversed when, the court of ap-
reaJs of Georgia reviewed the case of
Brown ra. State. It appears that the
accused was a married woman, but It
seems that her husband was not prop
erly supporting her. The court held
that fhe (had that "risible means of
I support." the alleged absence of which
was the ground of berconvlctlon. In
disposing of "the case. It was said: "It
is punishment enough for a woman to
espouse a man unwilling to support
her. Certainly she is not to be class
ed as a vagrant merely because she
relies upon compliance by her hus
band with the obligation Imposed upon
him by law. Married women are often
compelled to supplement the Income
which the ostensible head of the fam
ily can earn; out they do this from
stern necessity, and not because the
law compels them to do It. In the
present state of the law, the burden of
supporting the family falls upon the
husband, in return for which the law
crowns him with the proud, but some
times meaningless, title of 'head of tho
family. If he would wear the crown,
he -must bear the burden. Some day
all this may be changed; but we are
dealing with present-day law, and
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER,
Congressman from the Fourteenth . District.
productive as it was
discovered as i
sold by a Bos-
Sawdast has been
cart filler in sausages
ton market. Well, sawdust Isn't so
If Huerta doesn't salute the flag
.pretty quickly he Is likely to find him-j
self without guns to do any salut-,
HARMONY AMONG REPUB
LICANS. ttenubHran newspapers In Illinois
! are trvlng to conceal behind boasts of
There will be few summer flies In
Janesville. WW. Th Civic league
there is paying boys and girls, during
April. 10 cents per 100 for dead ones.
"harmony" the serious discord wmcn
exists In the republican party.
In Chicago the republican leaders
! are smashing one another's political
' noses with public denunciations. It
' has become to serious that former
' Governor Deneen has made a state
That means something extremely
serious. Deneen was the gubernator-
I. i - lit! I -itIt k.ttd. n.
Aledo they are pulling road drags with ,al "l """ - f""""V" 'Z
automobile trucks, which cover nln: of crit cism the foes , wV the De-
.. . - . i .. . ripen aammisirauuu wuu"i ....... ... .
mues an nour ami uu me r iu sev- ------ , .
, and smash, but Deneen would seldom
prant them one UuJtf quotatjon mark.
Rome of the newspapers are begin- J No eh reserve with his quotation
rn. to r,a!r nhard Hardin- Davis marks Is maintained now that repub-
fueling that there can hardly be a set-' lcan discord Is so great
(Special Correspondence of The Argue.)
D. C. April 16. There
t as "hurry" under the
of scientific shop man
ick W. Taylor, the
Inventor o f the
system, so declar
ed while testifying
before the United
on Industrial re
lations, which Is
"efficiency" s ys
terns of shop man
are bitterly oppos
ed by organised
"My object In
life is to benefit
clared Mr. Taylor.
"I want to see all
There Is no hurrying under the Tay
inr mttm. noRitlvelv none. Mr. Tay
lor then made the somewhat remarka
ble statement that it Is a scientific
nd economic Impossibility for a ma-
army, whohasfor years been striving
to install the Taylor system In the
government arsenals, has been coop
erating with the two steel companies
to the end of putting the government's
O. K. on speeding-up, labor-saving sys
tems of shop -.management, as well
as awarding these concerns govern
ment contracts.' It has been claimed
from the first that Bethlehem, MIdvale
and other big employers have for
many years wanted the Taylor sys
tem Installed at the government ar
senals, so that when their employes
protested against the Inhumanity of
the system, they would be In the
stragetlc position of being able to re
ply that the system had been Installed
by Uncle Sam In the arsenals and was
therefore officially endorsed by the
Untted States government.
The Bethlehem and MIdvale com
panies are two of the three firms com
prising the ammunition ring, to which
concerns General Crozler has been
awarding the bulk of the fat govern
ment army contracts for ammunition
and other munitions of war, paying
the ring from 20 to 60 per cent more
than the same work was being done
for in the government arsenals.
The Bethlehem company Is the con
cern General Crozler has been charged
The Daily Story
The Missile Mementos By John Turnlee. .
Copyrighted, J314, by Associated literary Bureau.
Mercer county is not asleep. Near;
He gave out
tlement of the Mexican situation until a statement in micago mis wees, ui-
! basting rormer irorporaxion counsel
jEdward Brundage and other leading
runner t?.unt:n ti
he is heard from.
f President Wilson's I'anama tolls
position is found in the fact that for
mer President Taft and Joseph H.
Choate. former American ambassador
to England, are supporting him, de
claring he is light in principle and
Here is an example that might start
flood of pennies into the coffers of
Deneen out of the party.
Brundage and his allies issued a
forms! statement assigning Deneen to
a small bench In a dark corner la the
extreme rear of the republican party
Deneen fights back with a state
ment In which he says in part:
"Some of the gentlemen who signed
the article did what they could to op
.ui.i.t Ka Av,ru'irkAi1 Ona of the
members of the commission sought to! with receiving money from for a dis
obtain an explanation of this asser
tion, and Mr. Taylor became consider
ably agitated, and beyond repeating
again and again that it is positively
impossible to overwork a machinist.
did not clear up the point. One of the
members of the commission inquired
whether Mr. Taylor considered that
any workman who did not drop over
from exhaustion, was not being over
worked. Mr. Taylor did not reply.
When the witness reiterated his
statement to the effect no workman is
"hurried" or "speeded up" under his
system. Commissioner James O'Con
neil read the following statement out
of Mr. Taylor's own book, describing
his methods of Installing the system:
"The tasks were all made so severe
that not more than one out of five la-
borers (perhaps even a smaller per
centage than this) could keep up."
It came to light during Taylor's tes
timony that he first installed the ser
vice in the plants of the Bethlehem
Steel company and the MIdvale Steel
company. This is considered impor
tant as indicating that General Will
lam Croaier, chief of ordnance of the
appearing gun carriage
fected with the use of
General Crozler was an interested
spectator at the hearings of the com
mission, as was also Representative
Frederick S. Deitrick, who represents
the Massachusetts district in which is
located the Watertown arsenal. The
Taylor system is in effect at the
Watertown arsenal, and the workmen
there are overwhelmingly opposed to
it. The Taylor system has not been
installed at Rock Island, although Gen
eral Crozler. it is knawn. intends to
install it at this plant if the secretary
of war will permit him to do so.
The Industrial commission is a very
interesting body. It is composed of
nine members, three members repre
senting labor, three members repre
senting the employers and three mem
bers representing the general public.
One of the members is a woman, Mrs.
J. Borden llarrinian of New York. She
Is one of the-three representing the
public. The commission, as a whole,
thus far bears a very good reputation
Bullion occupies a
In a flat live I;
People stand aalda
When ha passes
Bullion has a bl
That goes like a
'Bullion's ' Income's
mora per minute
- Than la mine per
Tet he'a poor and I
When my work Is
When, at night. I
There's a little one
Who stands at the
Fondly dowa Uka
While he kicks the cheap wainscoting
With hla little feet.
Once In Bullion's splendid palace
There were childish cries;
And now the leaves are falling
Where a baby ilea.
Some men envy you. O Bullion;
Some men hate you, too
Here's a word of heartfelt pity j
That I grva to you.
The man who can write the Declae
ration of Independence on a postage
tamp and wastes his time doing it
might as well have remained the sub
ject of some king.
When a bookkeeper gets a Job in
the treasury department at Washing'
ton he becomes a financier.
succeed are their owp
Some people think yon must be cul
tured If you can ring in the word
Ruekin every little while.
the street railwav romnanies over the pose all the progressive legislation
land: An Oakdale. 111., woman has I that was placed on the statute book
eent tl "conscience'' money for admls-1 during my two administrations and to
tne St. 1-oui.- World's fair to i
Mayor Kiel of that city. She gave
inn t fn st i-r.nu w.irM'a fate in defeat the repuDUcau party, jnow
her age as 15 on children's day at the
fair and was admitted free. She con
fesses now that t-Ue fibbed and wants
to square herself.
WILSON KNEW HI3 MAN.
Developments la the Mexican situa
tion make It clear that President Wil
son all along has ben pretty well in
formed as to the kind of man he was
dealing with in the person of Huerta.
While Wilson gave it out in the be
ginnirg that he would not recognize a
Residency bought with blood as was
that which the Mexican dictator claim
ed, it is evident that he was also in
fiiTjced in the same direction by the
knowledge he obtained of the man
hlms'.-lf through the agv-ncy of John
Lied, his personal representative In
and over again.
In his negotiations with the United
States during the last few days, the
Indian In Huerta Iru l-?n brought to
the surface. He has considered noth
ing which promised to attain his ends
too mean to be stooped to. The
treachery of the eavage in dealing
with an enemy has been shown over
and over again.
- Such a man is not fit to be head of
the government of any people.
that the party Is defeated, in a meas
ure through their efforts. I am glad
to know that they are anxious for har
mony. And if I may be permitted to
offer an opinion as to how they can
best bring about party harmony.
would suggest that they issue another
statement assuring the public that
some of the men who signed the ar
ticle and who have fought the party
so hard in the past will agree to be
bound by the primaries on Sept.
next, and will support the republican
ticket with the same energy that they
have used to defeat It heretofore."
Is this the "republican harmony" of
which the republican newspapers are
so boastful? asks the State Register,
If so. It may be that kind of harmony
which exists when all harmoniously
agree to smash one another's noses.
Of the bills now awaiting action by
Congress, none has been received with
more general favor throughout the
country than the bill providing for an
lnter-state trade board, which, along
with the functions now represented by
pie bureau of corporations, would be
endowed with Important powers of
investigation and supervision of inter
. :ate commerce, especially with refer
ence to administration of the anti-trust
The bill which is one of the group
if measures approved by the adminis
tration, for the purpose of ilefialng the
portions of the Sherman law which
have shown themselves susceptible to
differences of interpretation, and for
furtherance of the application of that
statute, has recently received the
cordial sanction of the sub-committee
which has had the bill in charsp. says
the National Monthly. The fact that
the democrats and republicans of the ; information that
suh-committeo are unanimous in ap-'the public.
FAVOR COUNTY REFORM.
Prof. John Fairlle, of the University
of Illinois has found that sen
timent is growing by leaps and
bounds in favor of a county unit for
assessing. Out of the 181 replies re-
! ceived by the university professor
gathered from leading men in all
parts of the state. 126 were in favor
of a county assessor, while 55 were
In favor of the plan already in vogue.
As the county board finds Itself in
separably bound up in all the changes
that affect its administration, mem
bers find the information of interest.
Further reports from the same source
Indicate that county boards will soon
be called upon to decide a matter of
public policy in regard to county
auditors. At the present time the serv
ice is confined to eight counties, leav
ing $2 throughout Illinois entirely
w ithout expert supervision as to audit.
The professor's report shows that
out of 19S replies, 121 were In favor
of extending the service to the small
er counties, while 71 were opposed.
He also found the statement over
whelmingly In favor of more definite
policy in regard to keeping the ac
counts of the counties. There are no
two counties where the clerks follow
the same system. It is impossible to
compare the cost of administration of
one county with another. In addition
there is no supervising auditor who
travels about the state and gathers
can be given out to
proval, is typical of the favor with
which the measure has ben received
by the people and the business public,
and is an unmistakable indication that
In the coming action on the bill by
congress, party lines are likely to be
practically disregarded, as the bill, in
In Massachusetts there has been
such a system in vogue for 40 years,
and in later years Ohio and Indiana
adopted a similar plan. In Illinois
the law is such that a bondsman for
a county official cannot be released
when the official's term expires nor is
addition to the democratic support of! there a checking
which it is certain, is said to be as
sured of the votes of a substantial fol
lowing of repubiicans.
In common with the body of pending
- legislation, above referred to, dealing
with various jhaces of the trust sub
ject, the plan for an lnter-state trade
commission, represents the adminis
tration's solution of the problem of!
application of the law to question of school superintendent to
big business. The correctness of that I education were opposed
solution stand demonstrated by the ration. ;
out of the old offi
him a clean bill of
rial after giving
Another point covered In the pro
fessor's investigation waa the employ
ment of a medical examiner In place
of coroner In every county. The re
piles favored this move, but all who
gave consideration to the proposal to
give over the appointment of a county
a board of
to th in no-
WHO GETS THE SUBSIDY?
One insidious feature of the canal
subsidy situation is the secrecy con
cerning the ownership of the stock of
the subsidized companies.
It is significant to note that William
Rockefeller Is one of the largest stock
holders. It was Rockefeller who devised the
plan whereby in the old days railroad.
paid to him subsidies on the freight
rates paid to them by his competitors.
It might seem natural to suppose.
therefore, that he has devised the
scheme whereby inland shippers must
pay the cost of maintaining the canal
through which his ships are to pass at
Aside from his ownership and the
ownership of stock by the great const
wise railroad, the identity of tho
stockholders in this government cre
ated monopoly is c'othed in the deep
This secrecy explains, though it
does not account for, the extraordin
ary control which the coastwise ship
ping corporation jna'ntains in con
While other corporations have been
investigated, prosecuted, and broken
up, the coastwise shipping trust has
been expressly permitted to do the
things which its fellow corporations
have been forbidden to do.
Where other trusts, formerly aided
by the discrimination of a protective
tariff, have been made to work under
a reduction of tariff, the coastwise
shipping trust is maintained by law a
monopoly from any competition.
Furthermore, congress has voted to
pay this monopoly an enormous gov
ernment subsidy under the guise of
"remission of canal tolls." .
The whole vicic-s scheme to plunder
the people, partialarly those of the
middle west, has been exposed.
But the seacoast shipping trust is
fighting openly for the control of con
gress. Eventually, of course, this conduct
will result in exposure and shame.
In the meantime there Is apprecia
ble danger that its hidden stockhold
ers w-11! make such enormous profits
from combined monopoly and subsidy
that they can afford to retire from bus
iness and politics In utter indifference
to the downfall of the unfortunate pol
iticians who allowed themselves to be
A very wise man and a fool met one
day on the road leading into a certain
city. The wise man's reputation had
preceded him, and the fool was known
by name to all the people. It was
expected that the wise man would en
ter from the east, while the fool had
sent word that he would approach
from the west. But they made a com
pact, and the wise man entered from
the west, while the fool made his en
trance through the eastern gate.
When he entered the city the peo
ple gazed upon the fool and said:
"How wise is his look. We need not
hear him speak to know that he is a
And they saw the wise man and
"In every lineament of his features
is written "Fool!' "
And when the fool spoke they won
dered at his wisdom, whereas when
the wise man addressed them they
shouted derisively and threw things at
And It came to pass that the wise
man withdrew from the city and spent
the remainder of his days wondering
whether the winning of the good opin
ion of the crowd was worth the effort
or not. . i
When Bert Franklin went out to
fight for the Union in the summer of
1SC1 he was as handsome a young fel
low as ever wore a uniform. You
wouldn't think to see him now that he
could have left half a dozen girls be
hind him, each of whom supposed she
alone possessed bis heart, for he is
three-quarters of a century old, has
hardly enough silver hair on his head
to put in a souvenir locket and hi
face is so covered with wrinkles that
it resembles a ball of yarn.
Bat Bert in 1861 was straight as an
arrow, bad a superb figure, which
showed to great advantage on horse
back he enlisted in the cavalry and
his merry laugh was equaled only by
the jingle of his spurs. As to his eyes.
he could ook more love through one of
them than any other man could
through two. The girls of that day all
hnd soldier lovers.
And Bert was as brave as he waa
handsome. In bis first fight he was
wounded and wad made a corporal. In
his second he was wounded again and
was made a sergeant. In his third he
received still another wound and was
made a lieutenant. Now, it so happened
that the first bullet lodged in the flesh
and was cut out by a surgeon. Bert
sent it to the girl be loved best, who
treasured and revered it. Ills second
wound came from a fragment of a
shell, the force of which must have
been spent, for the flesh 'was more
bruised than torn. This fragment he
sent to another girl he loved best. His
third wound was made by a pistol ball
while the regiment was charging. It
went clear through the calf of his leg,
so he did not secure it, hut he sent one
like it to a third girl be loved best as
the original ball that had made a hole
Bert steadily rose from private to
captain and was constantly getting
wounded. The consequence was that
before the war ended no fewer than five
girls possessed missiles that bad pierc-
was walking about st home 7r
pale and tbin-that thV".
and tokens of bis lore out "
one morning the postman left f T
a little pasteboard box tbst bud
contained a gem. and on operiln,, iTk!
took out one of the many missile,
hnd wounded him. No word facie
it as to why it was returned t0 J?
but for the first time in bis life be
a sinking abont the heart. He rec
nlzed the writing In whir-h the hit
was addressed as that of tba Totj,
lady he especially admired.
- hen the next delivery of man .
made Captain Franklin
unoiner oox, mis time a wui..
use for mam.
Opening it, he took tm .
piece of Iron that had been sent froa,
a bursting shell. The fragment wM
t large enough and heavy enough had 11
hit the captain to have torn a bo: h,
him big enough to admit a cheese box
This one of the many mementrw be
bad sent out was also returned with
Franklin on receiving the first m!.
sile had laid ft on the mantel. He now
placed the second beside it f hn the
postman came a?ain he brought two
boxes, each containing a piece of !r
which had been sent from the barrel
of some kind of gun. Neither these
returns was commented on by the
sender. Franklin, who had faced them
bravely In battle, now received them
with every indication of fear. He re
membered the storm in which tw
had come to him and wished that be
were back in it rather than in his pres
ent position. He laid them beside the
others on the mantel with a trembiing
Every memento he had sent ont was
now returned to him except one. X
bullet had struck the metallic clasp of
his sword belt and been flattened by
the impact. He had shaped it with hi
pocketknlfe into the form of a heart
and sent it to the fifth girl be lorel
best, Miss Alice Farnsworth, writing
her how his clasp bad saved his life.
Alice pierced a hole in it and wore it
on a gold chain about her neck. "
Bert did not know of the reception
of his gift, but he wondered if it, too,
would come back to him. He fully ex
pected to receive it by the next deliv
ery. He moved the four missiles on
the mantel, stretching them along '
from end to end, leaving a place in the
center for the leaden heart when it .
The next time Captain Franklin went
out on the street, hobbling on his
crutches, he met one of the girls he
had loved best and to whom he had
sent a bullet. She cut him dead. The
same day be met another of these
young ladies and received the same
treatment. Within a week every one
of the four who had returned his me
mentos had had an opportunity to
show her displeasure, passing him with
her head in the air.
"Where," moaned the transgressor.
"w the encomiums these girls be-
JUST HIS LUCK.
- 1 "
7 Cfera fcjraca' JarSfcn
ANY years ago, out in the
country which is now known
as Arizona, there once lived
a tribe of Indians called the Hopi
In many ways, their habits of life
differed greatly from the northern
Indians about whom we more often
Don't you always think of an In
dian as living; in a wigwam? But
the Hopi Indians don't live in wig
wams at all they live in three
story stone houses doesn't that
Their houses are made of slabs of
sandstone mortared together with
clay. Then when the stone part is
done, the entire outside and inside
of the house is plastered over with
One very queer thing: about their
bouses it just opposite from our way
of house designing. The roof is the
nicest part of the house, the top
floor the next nicest and so on down.
The reason for this is that the first
floor has only one very tiny door or
sometimes no door at all. To enter
'the house one must climb up a steep
stairway on the outside of the house
and then climb down a ladder placed
in a hols in the roof, to reach the
lower floors. The roof is partly cov
ered with mats or pieces of coarse,
hand-woven cloth for protection
from sun and rain. There the real
work of living goes on the rooms
re only used for store rooms and
for sleeping rooms.
The roof is square of course, and .
his a wall two or sometimes three
feet high around it.
i At one side is a long, narrow
tone trough divided into three
parts. That is where the corn is
ground. As soon as the little girls
are old enough to hold a stone firmly
Copyri gh t Cla ra
in their hands they are taught to
grind corn. The corn is put in one
part of the trough and the little
girl takes a big stone in her hands:
and rubs and rubs the corn till it is
a fine meal. The trough is divided
soon as the ItltU gtrls ar
enough they ar taught to
into three parts, so that as many at
three women or girls can work at
the same time, for it takes many
hours to grind enough corn for a big
In another corner of the roof is
the piki atone a broad, flat stone,
under which a fire is built. While
the stone is heating the ground corn
is mixed with water and a little lye
made from wood ashes. This dough
is spread on the piki stone with the
fingers and baked till it peels off in
a thin sheet called piki. All the
Hopi Indians like piki do you think
"I long to ga
good," said Mrs.
back on my ac
Mr. lien peck,
wearily. "I know
a woman who will come to take care
of the children for her board and
Then the flared up and wouldn't go
The Poet's Mistake.
There Is no death." the poet salth.
But he Is on. I trow.
As you'd agree If you could see
The plants that were set out by ma
About a week aa;o.
T saw your husband digging in the
back yard this morning. Are you go
ing to have a garden this year?"
"No, but I am hoping we may hare
fish for dinner."
His Wisdom Accounted For.
"Solomon, you know, was considered
the wisest man on earth."
"Yes. His wives probably kept him
Informed concerning all that was go
Nothing but the Best
"Has your husband provided a
mausoleum for you?"
"Oh, my, no! We hava hardwood
floors all through the house.
"I never tell all I think." shw said.
"What a busy set of thought works
you must have, the mean man replied.
"I hear you look an active part In
the stormy scene In that play."
"Sure I did."
"What part did you play?"
"One of the waves of the sea."
ed him in battle, and each girl thought
that she alone possessed the only one
that had been preserved. Shortly be
fore the surrender at Appomattox the
hero was so badly wounded that he
was mustered out of service and after
lying several months in a Washington
hospital went home to limp about, an
Interesting character. Women passing
him in the street would exclaim loud
enough for him to hear, Toor fellow!"
"Xoble soldier!" "What a pity!" and
such other encomiums as were pleas
ing to the ear of the man referred to.
The pity was that this noble defend
er of the Union had been so dishonor
able as to send missiles with which
he had been wounded to a number of
girls, leaving each to suppose that she
alone had been favored by the receipt
of the only original lead or iron that
had nearly bereft her of the handsome
Bert. But his conduct only goes to
prove that physical bravery is a -very
different quality from moral bravery
and that war heroes are no more to be
trusted by women than any other man.
Another feature of this case is disap
pointing. Bert, by sending so many
bullets, fragments of shells and other
articles used in war to kill persons to
so many different girls, showed plainly
that something was wanting In his
makeup. For there was great danger
that some of these young ladies would
learn that other young Indies possessed
the only real, true, original bullet that
had nearly bereft the world, his coun
stowed on me? 'My hero,' 'Xoble de
fender of your country 'Poor fellow,'
Sufferer for the cause.' "
These expressions, denoting the sym
pathy, the admiration of these youns
ladies, came up to mock him. We are
seldom conscious of our strong points,
and the captain, never having appreci
ated his deeds of daring, would now
have exchanged them all for a nod
from one of these girls who were dis
playing their contempt for him.
" One day when be was wishing that
some one of the various implements of
war he had sent north had killed him
he met Alice Farnsworth face to fJce.
She smiled at him.
That smile was a healing balm to ha
How happens it that yon deign w
notice so unworthy a person as IT he
"Come with me and I will tell yon.
She took him to her home and when
they were alone together, seizing
gold chain about her neck, drew fortti
the heart shaped bullet
"The secret that you bad sent these
mementos to all of the girls becaoe
known bv comparing notes soon alter
vour return. All were furious 'escept
myself, my own conscience in so
matters not being clear as crystal. "
was suggested by one of our number
that we send bck your mementos na
cut you when we met you. I found an
excuse for not joining in your punk
ment a poor excuse. I admit-in tae
fact that while each of the others re
ceived a missile that had drawn jwr
blood I had been sent one that nw
done you no injury whatever. I, there
fore, declined to participate in tneir
plan." , .,
This is the end of the story so far as
-i i.i ii i, t.i'ir hut not onJ
l lie uii in irua .i. i-.-. -
the flattened heart shaped bullet, w
the four other souvenirs, have been in
the possession of Alice, bis wife. e
since the memorable day ue -'"
try and the girl ho loved best of Cap- that she 8toCHi by him in his der
mines In ten the world nnr
are richer In the first 1.000 feet than
in the second, but few are worth oper
ating below 3.0(10 feet.
Light mny disclose n jewel, but It
taken darkness to disclose a star. Van
tain Bert Franklin, and should the
secret get out there would be a mora
terrific stinging than occurred in the
"Hornets' Nest" at Shiloh.
And this lends us to an inference-
pessimistic, I admit that physical
bravery may after all be a want of
appreciation of danger. Was not Cnp-
taln Franklin's bravery in battle d-:
to cue same defect that led him to
end the original bullet that wounded
him to Ave different girls? In the one :
case he was linblu to lose his life, In j
the other to bring down upon himself
the contempt, to say nothlug of the
wrath, of these young ladies.
But this is not nn essay on moral
Tersus physical bravery. It is a simple
story of a man who, having achieved
honors in war, came home a' hero a
short time after his nets of heroism at
the front to Incur the scorn of those
who hud most honored him. There
was something sacred in each of
these missiles he bud sent to his best
girl that led her to treasure it In secret.
It win not till tho hero was at the
height of hla glory that Is, when be
nidation. She admits tnsi mere
even after her refusal to Join the caw
against him. a coolness toward her
their part, but she has managed v
bear it since she has got more tro
affection from her husband than
has lost from the girls.
April 17 in American
J7S3-Ceneral Washington order?i
proclamation of peace with Ore"
Britain to be published to the army
the following day. the eighth anni
versary of I.exiugton and Coucow
1847-Battle of Cerro tlordo. MeiK
The Mexican forces, led S S
Anna, were defeated by the Inlt
. States army under U'eueral "'
lOOO-Earth.iuake at S.in '"' 00lr
and vicinity. Many biilMIn" '
the city reduced to rulu. .o
later took Are.