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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, JULY 0, 1914.
i j I ! THE ARGUk Published dally at 1(24 gecon ar i Rock Island. lit tEntereJ t the postofflee an second-class matter.) Hrk Ulaad Mrmkvr ( ka Aae-lst4 Preea. BY THE J. W. POTTER CO. TERMS Ten cents per wrfk toy car rier. In Rock Island; 11 pc- year by mall In advance. Complaints of dellrery ivrv'.ee should be made to the circulation department, which ehould also be notified In every instance where It la desired to hare PPr discontinued, aa carriers bare do Authority In the premises All communications o arsrumrntatjve character, political or reils-lous. raiut have reai name attached fer publica tion. No such articlen will bo printed ever fictitious signatures. Telephones In all departments. Cen tral Union. Reck Island 145. U4S and SI 48. gold during the past fortnight are at tributed to the bidding up of exchange by bankers who had unfulfilled con tracts for supplying France with the basis of a large government loan. Ex change harlng fallen, such shipments w ill be less profitable to American gold exporters and they will doubtless hold fast to their yellow metal. 3&2a, C,TRADCSl,Ua7J COUNCIL Thursday, July 9, 1914. t It may be the fault of the admlnia tration, also, that potatoes this year are running largely to top and the tubers are retailing at $2.50 per bushel. I (The fact that there are 13 avowed ! aspirants for sheriff of Rock Island : county of course will be construed as an 111 omen by the 12 men who fail . to land. , -'. . "The Missourian who married a wid . ow to take the place of an alarm clock I probably found the substitute fairly satisfactory till he undertook to shut eff the noise-making apparatus. The pastor of a Missouri flock has arranged a system of cooling the church with ice. thereby reversing the popular impression that the con cern of the church In temperature mat ters is confined to the hereafter. The number of candidates for sher iff who have been brought out by the long drawn out investigation of that office doubtless can be explained on the theory that the more the afore said aspirants have seen of the inside the better they have liked it. ' California next fall will vote on one ; of the most drastic eight-hour laws ever drafted. It provides penalties of '. not less than 350 nor more than $500 for any employer permitting an em ; ploye to work more than eight hours 4 except "in case of extraordinary emer t gency. caused by fire, flood or damage S.to life or property." Evidently the farmer in the extremity of the crop and harvesting season will have to pin his faith to the provision re ferring to danger to property. - REGULATING RESTAUR ANTS. -" ; The state food commissioner is mak fng a commendable effort to safeguard the public against contagion through . the food secured in public eating houses. The following rules which he has promulgated, while they may be considered radical by those who are forced to operate under them, do not go too far: Food may no longer be displayed - in lunch rooms if exposed to flies. All milk and cream must be covered, Cafeterias must place a railing eight laches from the tables, so that patrons may not cough, breathe, or sneeze 'over food. Cafeterias must place food under glass shelves. No cats or dogs will be permitted ' in restaurants or kitchens. No persons will be permitted to sleep In kitchens. Every employe handling food, dishes or napkins must wash his hands when ever he goes back to work after leav ing off for any reason. ' Proprietors must furnish an ample - supply of water, soap and towels. No proprietor may employ help with . tuberculosis, venereal disease, or other contagious disease. Kitchen girls must cover their hair with caps. Waiters are forbidden to use the same towel to wipe off tables and chairs, perspiration and plates. EATING AND HEALTH. The adult human body requires from 2.500 to 3,000 calories a day. A cal orie is a heat unit. How many heat units are in the various foods? Bend a dime to the department of agricul ture, Washington, telling what you want and you will be supplied pamphlet telling all about it. It is not so important what you eat. The great bane of the American peo ple is overeating. Everybody concedes that w-e eat too much meat, and many physicians contend that it is one of the principal causes of the unduly high death rate among persons over years of age. The danger to the body is in the protein, or albumen, which is taken in through the stomach. Th sugars and fats are fully digested an assimilated. The body doesn't use the excess of protein and gets rid of It through the kidneys. One of the products of the chemical change of the protein foods is uric acid and other poisonous and irritating substances which gradually and surely sap vital ity. The general impression is that the more costly food is the better it is. This is an error. The coarser the food, the better for the stomach no less than for the pocket. "Weight for weight, breast of duck is only half as nutritive as beef, chicken is only one- third as nutritive as cream cheese, while rice is more than twice as nutritive as veal, equal weight for equal weight." declares the chief of the division of public health education of New York. He reaffirms what 1 gradually coming to be recognized as a great truth, that wisdom in regard to our habits of eating would make us both healthier and wealthier; and every one who by precept and example will make this a matter of common knowledge will confer a benefit of the greatest value upon himself and upon all those with whom he comes in con tact. The Greatest Humanitarian Work THE BUSINESS OUTLOOK. .l So many evdences point to a gen eral improvement in business condt- .tions that the Construction News, a trade magazine of Chicago, publishes to editorials citing the fact. The no- ... mis t&kable evidences of a bumper crop have been generally accepted. Presl dent E. P. Ripley, of the Atchison rail- ' way. who has been deploring business - conditions and the outlook for rail ways for several months, has suddenly become Joyous over the crop prospect, w-hich promises big business for the fall and causes an abandonment of the Intention of bis company to re trench in expenses. The Jones Laugblln Steel com- -ipany announces It authorization for ..tie construction of eight new tin mills In addition to the 24 now in commls- .sVn, end they are expected to be in operation by the end of the summer. The American Sheet & Tin Plate com pany, which shut down some time ago because of dull business, started nine l of its 11 mills in operation a week ago and the other two will be started as soon as repairs are completed. The dull times in Europe have re- . suited - In a period of liquidation and considerable dumping of securities. , There has also been a very active set- . tlement of trade balances which calls for an unusual demand for gold. The London Times predicts that the un usual wheat crop of the United States ;: will be drawn upon heavily by Europe and that this will turn the tide of gold ack again. The unusual shipments of , AIDING PUBLIC EDUCATION A striking illustration of the chang ing conditions in educational ideas may be found in the growing appre ciation on the part of leading univer sities of their responsibility to the public. In former generations a uni versity was regarded as a thing apart and a college professor was looked on not only by the humorous paragraph era of the newspapers, but also by the mass of people, as a man living in a world of ideas, without any connec tion with practical affairs. Today our leading universities are recognizing not only the opportunity, but also the duty of making available their know! edge for the benefit of the masses. This tendency is highly commendable. especially In the field of public health and prevention of disease. The Har vard Medical school has a standing committee on public lectures which arranges each' year for a course of Sunday afternoon talks by members of the faculty. These talks are open to the general public and are on topics of general interest. For instance, last year the course of 20 lectures includ ed such topics as "Preventive Medicine in Relation to Industrial and Interna tional Concord," "The Care and Feed ing of Young Children," "What the State Board of Health is Doing to Pro tect the Health of Its Citizens," "The Dangerous Effects of Patent Medi cines," and "The Preservation of the Teeth." This year's course includes talks on "Rational Baby Feed ing," "Bodily Effects of Rage and Fear." "Spectacles and Eye-Glasses, Their Use and Abuse," and other sub jects of practical interest. The lec tures given in the past have proved cJT P. alue and so popular that they are now being Issued in little pocket-sized volumes at popular prices under the title of "Harvard Health Talks." In Minnesota the daily press is cooperat ing in the same bind of work. A ser ies of articles on disease and its pre vention by Dr. E. P. Lyon, dean of the University of Minnesota, recently appeared in the Minneapolis Journal. The University of Missouri Is one of the few state universities that has rec ognized the growing tendency by the organization of a distinct department on public health. A series of bulletins for public reading and distribution are being issued. The five so far complet ed are on "Bacteria and Disease," "The Prevention of Typhoid Fever." "The Prevention of Contagious Diseases in School Children," "Resuscitation." and "The Relation of Sight and Hearing to Early 8chool Life." Each of these universities has apparently worked out its 'plans in accordance with the needs of its own particular field. In Boston, popular Sunday afternoon lec tures; in Minnesota, newspaper arti cles, and In Missouri, pamphlets on specific subjects seem to meet exist ing conditions. The significant fact, in the opinion of The Journal of the American Medical Association, is that our universities are recognizing their responsibilities to the public and are making serious, intelligent and prac tical efforts to meet them. The story of probably the greatest humanitarian work under considers tlon in the world today the draining, canalising a'nd reclaiming of the flood- devastated, famine-stricken Huai river region in central China Is told in the American Red Cross magazine for July by Mabel T. Boardman, chairman of the national relief board of the Ameri can Red Cross. In the last half dozen years the American Red Cross has expended ap proximately $730,000. including tht value of donated supplies, in trying to afford some measure of relief for hun dreds of thousands of emaciated, starv ing, misery-ridden human beings In that area where, according to the ofll c'al Chinese records covering 25 cen turies, periodical floods have laid waste vast stretches of richly productive ag ricultural lands. Inasmuch as the act of congress In corporating the American Red Cross provides that it shall devise and carry on measures for the prevention of dis tress and suffering, as well as give re lief after they come, the Red Cross, in cooperation with the republic of China, Is financing an investigation by a board of eminent American civil engi neers in the afflicted territory with the intention ultimately to prosecute a reclamation and conservancy scheme which will cost approximately $20.- 000,000 to be paid by China- The pres ent investigation will entail an expen diture by the Red Cross and China of about $75,000. The members of this board are: Lieutenant Colonel William L. Slbert, engineer corps. United States army, builder of the Gatun locks and dam of the Panama canal, chairman; Arthur Powell Davis, chief engineer of the United States reclamation service, and Daniel Webster Mead, professor of hy draulic engineer in the University of Wisconsin. Charles Davis Jameson, the Red Cross engineer who made the preliminary survey, is accompanying the board as general advisory engi neer. Several assistant engineers, in cluding a brilliant young Chinese, Syl vanus T. Suen, are with the conserv ancy board. Miss Board man's article, under the caption, "The Proof of Friendship, " says in part: . The great master, Confucius, was once asked by one of his disciples, 'Is there one word that may serve as a rule of practise for all one's life?' The master replied, 'Is not "Reciprocity" such a word?" Another time the same master said, 'At first it was my way to hear a man's words and give him credit for his conduct. "Now I hear a man's words and look at his conduct Wise, Indeed, was old Confucius. In acts, not words, is to be found the proof of true friendship. The great op portunity to do an act of friendship for China, an act of humanity for her people, has been offered by'the Chinese DEVIL AS ia he is -ea government to the United States through the medium of the American Red Cross. This opportunity lies in tha linn of helne- nf Raa.lHts.nce in the work of flood prevention In the central JJJf HOWILJJjO ISta- b V i aaassa u vsa- Q -- the untold sufferings of hundreds of thousands of famine victims; and, fur thermore, of reclaiming a large amount of rich agricultural land In a district where every square foot is needed for food production." Speaking of the general plan. Miss Boardman continues "A dam has been created by the high dikes of the grand canal. Sev eral large, shallow lakes, some back ing directly up against the canal dikes, have thus resulted on the west side from the back waters of the Huai river. which, flowing first in to the Hungste lake, have not sufficient outlet to the sea. Much of the land not actually under water in the lakes is still of a useless, marshly character. At times of heavy rainfall, these shallow lakes and the swamp land cannot take care of the water, which, finding no ade nuate outlet to the sea, spreads out for hundreds of square miles over the surrounding country, ruining the crops and reducing the large popula tion to utter destitution and starva tion. Tha plan of the Red Cross en They live the devil hoofs and horns Who picture blm with brush or pea. So that whoever fears or scorns The dread arch enemr of men May know him for a fiend, may know The cunning; that Is In his glances. And, therefore. meet him as a foe. However slyly he advances They err who have him thus por trayed So that ail men may know bis well; gineer. Mr Jameson, is to carry the h" water ot lue iiuui river uuu .u Hungtse lake through a well-built channel across the Grand canal into the old, mow unoccupied, bed of the Yellow river, with its high dikes; to shut off this water from the lakes to the southeast; and to drain these lakes by another channel luV the Yangtse river. This plan, if feasible. as the land elevation and other topo graphical features indicate, will not only prevent all floods save those caused by absolutely abnormal rain falls, but will reclaim a million acres. and improve probaby about nine mil lion more. "The Ye and the Shu. other rivers farther north, and improvements on the Grand canal, are included in the conservancy plans. "The first step In this important work is the sending of a board of emi nent engineers to China to study Mr. Jameson's plan, report upon its value and practicability and make such changes as a more extensive survey may suggest. The Chinese government has left to the American Red Cross He comes fair-fronted, with a smile That nuleklv rids us of suspicion And makes us think him splendid while He sruides us downward to perdition. Peculiarly Appropriate. "And now," said Mrs. Porkenham af ter the expert In heraldry had ar ranged a suitable device for her coat of arms, "I think we ought to have a motto of some kind lettered across the field." "Yes. That' would be a good Idea. Let me see? How would 'The pen is mightier than the sword' do?" "That's very nice, but don't you think we ought to have something that would be peculiarly appropriate for our house?" "I think, madame, that is as appro priate as anything we could find. Did I not understand you to say that your husband had made bis money in the bog-killing business?" The Daily Story A Piece of Professional Advice By William Kurd Hfli Copyrlrhted. 114. by Associated Literary Bureau. Perhap. "Mrs. Filklns seems to think a good deal more of the dog she carries the selection of this board and has around with her whenever she goes asked, in case the plan is carried out, anywhere in her automobile or her that the American Red Cross recom- carriage than she does ot ner litue mend to the Chnese government an I boy. You neve.' catch her snuggling engineer, preferably an army engi- him up to herself or taking him any- neer, for appointment as engineer-in-1 where.' chief. "You may misjudge the good wo- The president, the secretaries of man. Perhaps she has turned the state, war -and interior, and congress, child over to a harsh and unsympa- have all lent their aid to the Chinese tfretlc nurse Just to avoid any danger government and the American Red of making a mollycoddle of him. Cross to further this effort.' , ..... I From- Electrical Field. Vacuum cleaners are used to clean parlor cars. Electric power is generally used in watchmaking. Electricity will operate the entire Panama canal. New types of Mazda Incandescent street lamps are capable of 5,000 can dle power. Electric fans are used In city stores to drive away flies. Flies do not like electric fans. Electricity is to be secured from the Potomac river near Washington. The river will be dammed at Chain bridge The Other Girl. T lftl white hands lav In mine. to make a lake nine miles long. This ! Be smiled, looking upward at met dam will be 115 feet high" and the river Perhaps you had thought her divine. will produce, it is estimated, nearly 100,000 horse power at this point. Electric motors are used in modern glass factories where formerly the work was nearly all done by hand. A second submarine cable will be laid from New York to Colon, Panama, owing to the increase of business. It requires 7,000,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity a year to charge all the I And my heart would have leaped with See beauty that I didn't see; I know that men say she is fair. I might have admired her. -too. Had I. as we stood alone there Supposed that her love was for you. Not a thrill did her fingers Impart. I was charmed by no word that she satd: But pain would have entered my heart Had her cheeks, when she saw you. gone red. Hello! Is that Mr. Burton T "Yes, ma'am." " ''Well, this is Mrs. Merriam. Could I see you a few minutes tomorrow morning?" Now, I had a case in the courthouse at that time, so I said: "Won't tomorrow afternoon do Just as well," Mrs. Merriam? Say 5 o'clock.1 "Couldn't you make it 4? I'm going to a tea at 6." Now, I bad an engagement at 4 with another client. "How about half past 3, Mrs. Mer riam?' "Oh, I'm so sorry 1 I don't see how I can manage it I'm Just obliged to be at the Woman's club from 3 till 4." "Yon couldn't postpone it until day after tomorrow?" "No; not possibly. It's very impor tant. Er you conldn't see me at 2 o'clock, could you, Mr. Burton?" Now, 2 o'clock is my lunch hour. To interfere with that is again my most Ironclad rule. "Why, I don't know, Mrs. Mer riam" I began; then, on a sndden in spiration: "I'll tell you, I might see you at luncb. Suppose I meet you at the Chelsea at 2 o'clock." "Oh, I'd be so glad if I could see yon then. But won't that put yon to some inconvenience, Mr. Burton?" "Not in the least. It's a pleasure, 1 assure you. I did not tell her that I was break ing another Ironclad rule of mine. which Is never to talk to clients at lunch. And I never do ordinarily. That was bow it happened that I lunched today with Mrs. Merriam. The business she wished to consult me about was not very complicated a matter of some Investments and 1 electric vehicles used in New York city. There are nine telephones to every hundred inhabitants in this country. The telephone is used in this country more than any other. dellKht If the Klrl who looked up In your eyes Had cared for a moment, that night. To lure me with two or three sighs. SINGULAR, INDEED. wiuiam uraay.n.u. The Indispensable Draft. "Mrs. Williston is such a singular person, isn't she?' "I have never no ticed anything strange about her." "When she and her husband were In New York she didn't write on Waldorf-Astoria paper to any of her friends." BIG FISH JERKS WOMAN IN Boy of 12 Rescues Chicago Nimrod and Her Husband from Lake. Marinette. Wis., July . While fish ing alone in Beescber lake, twenty-five miles north of Marinette. Mrs. L. E. Edwaids, Chicago, lost ber balance when she attempted to land a bass, and fell from the boat. Hearing her cries for help, ber husband attempted to swim out to her. but was exhausted be fore he reached her. A 12 year old nephew procured a boat and rescued both. Our benighted ancestors, medical and lay, had some interesting ideas about fresh air. They hardly deemed it a suitable medium of respiration un less it was carefully warmed and medi cated first. At night they considered it safest to exclude fresh air altogether from sleeping rooms, it being suspected there were miasmas or humours or hob goblins afloat in the atmosphere after sundown. Even our grandparents can remem ber when the fear of night air was so common that anybody who went abroad after the chickens were at roost as assumed to be going after the doc tor. Drafts and Good Health. Secure good ventilation, but avoid drafts" has been advised and attempt ed so many years that at first blush it might almost seem within the realm of pose ibl ity. For instance, you may open the window of the bedroom a few inches even at night now but in order to is exchange of air. rent of air. A draft is a cur- As It Seemed to Him. "What do you consider the secret of But the great difficulty has been to your success?" inquired the young distinguish between actual physical man who bad Just taken up the study discomfort and mental uneasiness. The of law. catching cold delusion Is to blame for "Well." replied the famous attorney, this. There are still plenty of mis- "I think the use of words that were guided souls who imagine a, draft can too big for either the court or the Jury make them ill even when the draft is to understand has bad most to do comfortable. And there are others who say, sensibly though ungrammat ically: "Drafts be blowed! I want fresh air!" Questions and Answers. E. H. asks: Can you give me any advice regarding my case? I have Buffered with Itching piles for several years, and I have tried a dozen reme dies without relief. I am 43 years old. a traveling salesman, and in other ways perfectly healthy so far as know. My liver is occasionally trou blesome. Reply. Within the past few weeks we have with It." avoid a draft von ar aunnn.od tn i, 1 8een several very different conditions itu mo pauenia ana tneir man-or der medical advisers had called "itch ing piles." One was really Internal piles. Another was eczema. Another was a fistula. Another was fissure. And the last one proved to be ring worm -a. parasitic infection of the skin. No one remedy or line of treatment could have relieved more than one of these cases: that must be obvious to anybody. Therefore we can not ad vise you except to say that you should stop "trying" things and go to your physician and be examined. Teacher writes: Will you kindly state through your "Questions and Answers" whether bleeding is now employed for apoplexy or uremic convulsions? Reply. Yes, It is occasionally employed with use of that curious contrivance called a window-board. The board fills the space under the lower sash and thus directs the incoming air current upward to the ceiling, whence the draft is sup posed to distribute itself equally through the room without seriously in juring you. Well, the window board worked won ders In its day, at that. It enabled timid souls to set a breath of clean night air who otherwise would have suffocated by Inches. The modern fresh air propaganda rendered the window-board obsolete. Ventilation Implies Drafts. As a matter of fact, ventilation Im plies a draft, and you can't secure the one without enjoying all the advan tages of the other, even if the family aocior aavises you l try. Ventilation very good results. Dr. Brady will answer all questions pertaining to health. If your ques tion U of general Interest It will be answered through these columns; If not It will be answered personally if stamped, addressed envelope Is enclosed. Dr. Brady will not prescribe for individual or mak dijrnni a. j dress all letters to Dr. William Brady, care of The Argus, Rock Island, 111. Not Always. "It IB always the unexpected that happens," she remarked, Just because it was necessary to say something. "Oh, no, not always," the cruel man replied. "I knew the moment I saw you that you would have me cornered somewhere inside of fifteen minutes." In Glowing Terms, Bbe Mr. Wlmbleton spoke of yon In glowing terms last night. He I am gratified to hear you say so. I have always regarded him as a fine Judge of men. She Yes. It was one of the worst roasts I ever heard. They Deserve Mention, "We bear a great deal about suc cessful men, but little about success ful women." "I know It Yet every little while we nteet a woman who has succeeded In marrying off four or five daughters." His Love. "Still waters run deep, you know," said the mother of the lady who bad been married four years. "William must love me very deeply then. He's terribly still about it." Misted the Name. Guest of the Doctor's (late home from the theatre) Huny up, old chap. and let me in. Absentmlnded Doctor (who has forgotten all about his vis itor) Who are you? Guest Mr. Trane. Doctor Missed a train, have you? Well, catch the next. London Mall, "B06E r I ORTEDw? gave the best advice I conid ana promised to look further into the af fair and render a more detailed opin ion in a few days! I have been Mrs. Merriam's lawyer for some time, but bave never bad any extended conversation with her until today. Jack Merriam and I had been intimnte friends ever since we were college boys, and I was his law yer np to the time of bis death. Jack went out to Colorado In 1880 on ac count of bis lungs. Three years later he came back, radiant with regained health and successful mining stocks. He brought with blm bis young bride and ber maiden aunt, who was her nearest relative. I took dinner with him several times at bis borne In Brooklyn, but Jack and I did most of the talking; After Jack's death that was two years ago Mrs. Merriam stayed in Brooklyn, .where she and her aunt kept house. I saw her two or three times while the estate was being set tledI was naturally looked upon as her legal adviser but Jack bad been sensible to sell out bis mining inter ests at, a good profit and invest the money in gilt edged securities, so there was not a great deal to do in the way of legal contriving. I had never seen much of Mrs. Mer riam. I had but one definite impres sion "concerning ber. It is a mental babit of mine to classify every woman I see, according to her looks, in one of thsee grades A. B and C I bad classified Mrs. Merriam as A that was all. Today after we had finished with business matters we talked about things in general for awhile. She is really quite sensible. I must say I enjoyed myself. She Is a rather slender person of me dium height Her hair I think yon would call it dark brown, but I am un der the impression thai it bas a reddish tinge. I don't remember what color her eyes are. She is not at all reserved, yet some- bow remarkably dignified T insisted on paying the bill over ber solemn protest I trust I did the correct thing. I'm in a Quandary. Mrs. Merriam came to my office yesterday to learn the result of my investigations and re quested me to present a bill for my services. Now, I bad never dreamed of charg ing ber anything. It bad been no trou ble at all, and I told ber so. Sbe said, "Very well I shall have to pay you what I think the advice is worth if you decline to fix a price," and this frose me to tbe bono, "Do you think $50" sbe began, bnt 1 roused myself and cot ber abort with: "Ob, never mind. Mrs. Merriam, I'll send you a bill at tbe end of tbe month If you desire it It's, not customary to pay nerore then. We can ttttu price at that time. I've no doub?.0" ' Tbe fact is I wanted a cW. think. Fifty dollars! She iT believes that lawyers are blcW7 Tbe whole affair bs. more than an hour of my am. 7 connt tbe half hour spent at the sea. That was recreation and ment I think I wi!l send in bill fo, , cents and make a Joke of it jw Z might not like that Yes. sbe cta i2 a Joke. I know sbe can. But hen! wouldn't It be a bit rade-nther tl presuming? Yet why not? Jack MerrUm one of my best friends. I have ban Z their home, and an that - . I am glad I don't have to decld, th, question of the bill at this time. f - uuo... uv at iue ena of th month. e , I have been working very bartuts. ly. The Thayer case has gone throogj, the mill again, and our side gained It but the other side made a federal qg tlon of tbe thing and soe& out a writ of error in tbe supreme court of tbe United States. The case is now locked np before that august tribunal. Tbe erldene fills 200 pages. In addition to this and five or tlx other cases up for trial, I hare hid a good deal of business to transact for Mrs. Merriam. Right here I must say that ray con science is not unclouded. To bs wrt. I have stirred np no lawsuits, nor am I guilty of the crimes of main, tenance and champerty. But I am forced to confess that I have rendered ber business more complicated than It might bave be- n. To put it pla aly, I have made pro fessional conferences necessary wher, by a little management they might have been avoided. I have advised her to ask advice. I entwined her bujinen with red tape. Yet I have not mismanaged her af fairs. I have made money for ber. tad she knows it At tbe end of the first month I sent in my bllL "To professional serried rendered, 100 cents." And. do you know, sbe refused to par it She sent it back with a note claim ing that the charge was exorbitant end that sbe thought SO cents was a fair compensation for my services. Yes, she has a sense of humor, all right! Well, I tore up the bill and wrote another, putting 30 In the place of 100, and tbe return mall brought me ber check on the Manhattan Trust com pany for 30 cents, since which I bara rendered ber no more bills. Yesterday afternoon, while I was dictating a letter to my stenographer, the office boy looked in from tbe mala room and remarked: "Mrs. Merriam's outside." A few minutes later I bad sent tbe stenographer to bis machine, and tht was following me into my private of fice. Tm so sorry to bave kept yon wait ing." I said. "But that letter Just bnd to be finished. Have this chair, Mrs. Merriam. Now, what can I do for you?' She seemed somewhat embarrassed. "Mr. Burton" she began. Then she stopped. I waited. "You've been my lawyer for soma time, and I've learned to respect your Judgment There is something aboct which I would like your professional advice." Her manner had become quite bo nessllke. "Certainly. Mrs. Merriam," I sail "I'll take pleasure in giving you what ever aid I can." Then sbe told in a calm and Biraistt forward way bow a certain wealth widower bad offered himself in mar riage and bow sbe bad the matter o der consideration. "Mrs. Merriam." I said, "it la very difficult to give advice in a case Bit this." Here I paused. I was thinking bard and fast "Yes. I know It is" she was ban ning, but I interrupted her. "You bave asked my advice," I " measuring my words, "and I shall glT you my best Judgment The question is a difficult one. You say this man a widower of long standing. That a of course, a disadvantage. But with out going Into details," I -went on, of excitement getting the better of fc "here is my advice: Do not marry V widower. Marry mo instead." She stared at me in smasement Then the color rushed to ber cnestt and her eyes felt - I saw any opportunity. I cbanw my role from counselor to advocate. "Rose!" I cried. I said a urea deal more, bnt it ww"" K. nn nf nleco here, because it W entirely unprofessional. But when, f er awhile, she asked me what she mo say to the wealthy widower I aavwes ber to tell blm. as genu- as pos. that his suit had been nol srossedv-. July 9 in American History. 1700 Battle of Fort Duquesne, Ft. best known as "Braddock'sl feat" British troops under Gesf Braddock were almost annitulw by Indians, and their leader J tally wounded. 1850 General Zachary Taylor. " deader In the Mexican war. 1W and twelfth president of tbe ed States, died in ofilee: born 1W lS04-General Jubal Early totf w feated Federals commanded w General Lew Wallace at Monoea7. Md.. and marched on to WaaUinr ton uuoniosed. All the news all the time Th Mi 3