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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 1014.
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Wednesday. August 5, 1914.
Let's tee what's the name of the
president of Mexico?
The Hague Temple of Peace may be
used as an emergency hospital.
TTp to the present time the prince
of Monaco has not offered to mobilize
Cincinnati turned down her reform
charter, but wants individual drinking
buckets for horses.
There will he no cuff cn the trouser
leg next year. That's reassuring.
From the way things were going we
feared the ankle watch.
. Having passed the trust bills, every
A A m rtr T-a ? i rf)fiHit o fnr rnnrrnBti run
say to the people truthfully "We "reaching" or delay,
have kept our pledges, every one of Tne spirit of extortion and exaction
them." seems to prevail. The livery man
I will not take you on a general drive
Epitaph for Aldrich's famous Sched j to show you the main features of in
ule K: On June 1. 1913, unwashed j terest for a fair price. The driving
wool sold in. Chicago at 23 to 24 cents roads are split up into sections, so
a pound; on June 1. 1914, unwashed ; that one can et the leading features
wool sold la Chicago at 26 cents a onIy by tainS tbem all at separate
found. ; times. Waiters and bellboys have
i elaborate system of signals and ex-
With Colonel Roosevelt maneuver-
ing for a bull moose merger with the
Lvrepubiicans la New York and with the
J) democrats in Pennsylvania, it appears
.XSw h- u m d-nprito nf .r
wj that he is In desperate need of succor
from some quarter.
. : - . I
Pardon, hut do you realize taat yo-v
are sleeping as comfortably these
nights as your ne'ghbor who is having ,
a vacation hundreds of miles from ,
home? Rock Island as a summer re-
sort is gaining quite a reputation j
these days. I
The New York World states that the
issue which faces the republican party
in .New i orK is lire or death. If It has i "iscusseu. n is an important ques
to be bossed from the outside aa well ; tion, of course, and should be carefully
as the inside it cannot endure. With
the republican party dead in New York
how long will it survive elsewhere?
If the belligerent powers of Europe,
instead of hurling cannon balls at ne
I another, had adopted President Wil
"J sca'a watchful-wa'ting policy, the war
clouds would not be so dark and low
ering, and all the legitimate business
of the world would have rema'ned un
disturbed. What a pity each of these
governments has not as wise and
Chrlstain-like executive a3 has the1
Let there be no further Jest about
what is happening ia Europe. The
time has passed for that. Mankind,
stunned Into insensibility by the aw
ful events that have crowded so rap
idly Into a short space of tfme as to
seem like a horrible dream, is just
beginning to realize the terrible con
sequences, to say nothing of the dread
ful possibilities that may result.
What three weeks ago seemed in
conceivable and unbelievable is here.
All that was anticipated in our boast
ed civilization is dashed. Back to sa
vagery goes the human family; back
to the beginning where beast fought
least by instinct.
The world is appalled in the pres
ence of a great and unexpected revolu-
tion, etunned by the crime and the j
cruelty, the horror and the Ditv of it I
all. I If
It is the saddest and most solemn ed
hour since the Prince of Peace shed i
bis blood on Calvary for the sins and
sorrows of the world.
Somebody in Washington with J
head for figures has calculated that
general war In Europe would cost
$53,000,000 per day, and would there
fore be a short war, as all hands
would be broke before many moons.
Another factor making for the short !
war is the marvelous Inventions and
discoveries ia the way of death-dealing
marhWrv. War onM not h. rrMiir
rirnloneod nrpr rnmnamtlvclv m!li
geographical areas, as there would be
nobody left to shoot at.
If there has to be a world war, cer-t-inly
the time could not be more op
portune, so ar as America is con
cerned. With enormous crops, a hi?
supply of gold and banking and busi
ness generally entering upon a firm.
well defined and permanent bag's by
reason of the settlement cf many
vexed queitiiua,,Lwe tre In position
not only to feed and clothe Europe,
but to do itg banking business as well,
BIO STRIKE AVERTED.
Ninety-eight western railroad roan
agers hare agreed to arbitrate their
differences with 63,000 englnemen and
firemen, thus averting what threat
ened to be one of the biggest calami
ties In years. The people of this coun
try can give thanks to President Wil
son, who made a strong appeal to the
managers of the railroads . to place
patriotism above property interests.
The decision to arbitrate was direct
ly due to the plea of President Wil
son. He stated that at this time a
strike would be a "national disaster."
The managers of the railroads are
to be congratulated for heeding the
appeal of President Wilson. Strikes
are horrible to contemplate. They
mean suffering untold, and loss of
property both to the employer and em
ploye. GETTING PUBLIC'S MONEY.
A person who should make a tour of
a considerable number of summer re-
' sorts would be impressed by the
! enormous amount of money being
spent in what may fairly be called ex
Tourists must often question who
supports all the top-priced hotels,
; The millionaires occupy a large part
: in the public eye. But when you
come to enumerate them tney are
a very limited class. A great many
; of them travel in Europe, some do not
i care for traveling as they find it phy
sically wearisome. Either tnanv of
these expensive hotels must run at a
loss or else they are being patron
ised by persons who can not afford
to pay for their magnificence.
Take the case of many people who
; jjve at home in
a very simple style.
! They may keep no sen-ants, or at most
a general housework girl. Vet when
; they start off for a summer outing they
must have the best there is. At home
they may be content to do their own
"passing" at table. At the public re
sort they wish to be as good as any
one, and must have their own indi
vidual waiter, to save them any
I change of information
! themselves that every
, across a rat tip. At home a
"l m,ay b,ack hIs own bo d
' shave I'imbself. At the hotels he la
; made to feel that it is degrading if he
' lifts a finger to serve himself.
All who entertain the public at re-
sort3 do weU tQ remernDer that
tne great m&oHty of Americans live
very simply at home. The majority
cf them would like to live simply, but
comfortably, when they travel.
TOO MUCH CREDIT.
The question of providing by law
for a system of farm credits is being
Farm Bulletin 593, recently issued
by the department of agriculture. In
an article: "How to Use Farm Credit,"
suggests that there may be too much
as well as too little credit.
This bulletin contains some rules
about borrowing money which indl-
cate that there is no magic about farm
credit. The department holds that a
farmer should use his credit only after
careful consideration of several prop
Unless the farmer who thinks about
borrowing money fully understands
these rules, and is willing to be gov
erned by them, the government's ad
vice Is "Don't." As it is, there are
people who believe there are almost
as many farmers in this country who
are suffering from too much aa too
Of these rules, the three most im
1. Make sure that the purpose for
which the borrowed money is to be
used will produce a return greater
than needed to pay the debt.
2. The length of time the debt is
to run should have a close relation
to the productive life of the improve
ment for which the money is bor
rowed. 3. Provision should be made in
long time loans for the gradual reduc
tion of the principal.
The wise use of credit is even more
important to country or city residents
than the enjoyment of or lack of cred
it. Money borrowed for a wise purpose
wnj produce enough to pay back prin
cipai and interest and leave a
margin or prom to tne Borrower.
amount, of money borrow-'
non-productive purposes at
the present time were to be ascer
tained. it is probable that the figure
would stagger the average Inquirer.
A lot of people are living at an auto
mobile pace on a bicycle income.
Science and Statistics.
Science was horrified when s tat is
tics discovered that babies to th.
economic value of 1200,000,000 perish
"This must cease!" exclaimed Sci-
"Jts UP to you," rejoined Statistics
Jut no sooner had Science fallen on
various devices caused the
babies to stop perishing than Statls-
i tics discovered that half of these were
! girls and $200,000,000 wouldn't begin
to dress them.
j "The laugh is on you," quoth Statis
' tics grimly. Life.
A notable Increase in colds and sore
throatg ia London has been attribu
ted by physicians to the prevalence of
automobile-exhaust gases in the city's
SIT TIGHT! DON'T
Sit tight! Don't rock the boat!
That's the watchword today. That'
the first duty of every American at
this moment. That's what this coun
try needs to keep it straight and safe
and true to Its course absolutely all
Business conditions are sound. We
have one of the greatest grain crops
in historv. Its value has already
greatly advanced. We have a sound fin
anclal system, backed by the greatest
store of gold in the world. Our banks
are solid, safe. There is nothing the
matter with the United States.
War will mean an. unprecedented
demand for supplies. Experts declare
American business will feel a great
Impetus. While other nations destroy.
this country will produce. While oth
er nations are armed camps, this coun
try will be a farm, a factory, a forge.
Trade extension is predicted In all
directions. The immediate future is
The national administration is act
ing wisely, promptly. The- sum of
$500,000,000 is available, under the AI-drich-Vreeland
act, for an emergency.
The organization of the reserve board
will soon be complete. This will en
able us to deal more effectively with
the outflow of gold. Plans are per
fecting to permit American registry
of foreign vessels. This will protect
and develop our commerce.
We are preparing to maintain strict
neutrality. Questions may arise with
foreign nations as to what constitutes
contraband. Such questions cannot
conceivably involve us In difficulties.
They will be settled by the ordinary
processes. The general principles of
A MARTYR TO
If nations run amuck, why not in
dividuals? Mme. Caillaux kills an editor be
cause he had published a private let
ter of hers, and a Jury acquits her aft
er a loose-geared and political trial.
Jean Jaures, a gifted, sober-minded,
scholarly, and popular statesman, the
leader of a solid and moderate social
ist party. Is assassinated by a "patriot"
who gives as his excuse the fact that
Jaures, in parliament and in press and
platform, had steadily and vigorously
opposed the three years' service law.
Tnis, says the assassin, was treason
to the nation, and he had merely pun
ished and removed a dangerous trai
tor. No man in public life is safe where
such fanatics are at large, and, alas,
they are at large everywhere and at
all times. But the simple truth Is that
poor Jaures was one of the most en
lightened and patriotic of Frenchmen.
Orator, editor, socialist leader, states-
roan, he wielded extraordinary power
and influence, but he never used nis
talents on the side of destruction. He
was essentially a constructive thinker.
When challenged by the masterful and
able champion of Individualism, Cle
menceau, to produce an alternative po
litical program, JaureB was found
Make a Face and Hear Better.
Fernet, a French expert, contribut
ed a paper to a recent issue of the
Bulletin de l'Academie de Medicine,
in which he proposes the idea that
certain facial grimaces may prevent
the encroachment of deafness in eld
erly people and after "gatherings' in
the ears of persons of any age.
We are familiar with the uncons
cious grimaces individuals with defec
tive hearing make when trying to
catch words in a noise. There is prob
ably a good reason for this. Just as
there is reason for the contraction of
muscles about the eyes when we look
sharply at an object.
Many children and some adults,
regardless of ancestry, can wiggle
their ears and shake their scalp for
all the world like Missouri mules.
And in working these muscles you
necessarily exercise the muscles ot
the eustachian tubes, thus improving
the "ventilation" of the middle ear,
which Is that part of the hearing
apparatus contained in the skull in
side of the drum.
How to-Exercise the Eustachian Tubes
The plan Fernet offers Is this: First
you contract in order the muscles of
the lips, thea those about the nos
trils, and next those around the eyes.
Having done this several time ia suc
cession, you make a try at wiggling
your ears. As an amateur it may seem
impossible, but keep at it, taking your
exercise several times each day, be
hind closed doors if you value your
reputation for sanity. With persis
siatence you will regain control of
your ears after a time, and then you
are in a position to accomplish re
Now you contract the scalp mus
cle ot the forehead and the back of
the scalp, letting your ears flop about
as they please. After you have train
ed your scalp well enough to shake
off flies on a hot day, you can focus
your effort directly upon your ears.
laying special stress on the muscle
above and behind the ears that Is,
fixing your attention on them while
you try to contract them.
Such exercise will at least give one
a mobile, expressive countenance. It
will take up sag and Black from the
physiognomy, and improve the com
plexion. According to Fernet, who
ought to know, it will better the hear
ing also, and stop the progress of cer
tain cased of deafness.
ROCK THE BOAT
neutrality and neutral commerce are
plain. The United States will adtrere
to them. Friendly intercourse, as far
as circumstances permit, will be its
rule and its procedure.
Stock exchange have closed a wise
precaution. This country cannot be
the dumping ground of the whole body
of securities that war-mad Europe is
anxious to convert Into money. The
closing is temporary. Elsewhere there
is no prospect of Interference wiOi the
orderly processes of American business
Stable conditions are here. All we
have to do is to keep them, stable.
The administration has decided to
appeal officially to the public to help
maintain existing satisfactory condl
tions. public cannot fall to re
spond. The only danger is one which
it may create Itself. Its course Is sim
pie. All it has to do is to eit tight.
to do nothing to disrupt the fortunate
condition in which this country hap
pily finds itself.
Don't rock the boat that's the cen
tral idea! The swell from the great
battleship, "Europe," will be felt .But it
will not hurt us. It needs not even
break over the sides. There's nothing
the matter with the boat that we are
in. Straight and strong, well-seamed,
well-caulked, well timbered, with rea
sonable guidance it will bear us scfely
and prosperously through.
Sit tight.! Don't rock the boat. Keep
its head well up against the sea!
Don't let It get into the trough of the
waves! Let every man realize that at
this moment calm confidence and calm
thankfulness are the first duty. They
are absolutely justified by the favora
ble situation in which we find our
selves. They are the certain guarantee
of a continuance of those conditions.
THE WAR GOD
ready. His opposition to the three
years' service measure was not based
on sentimental or quixotic grounds;
be did not ignore realities and the
needs or perils of France. He had an
alternative to that measure, and one
which impressed serious and independ
ent thinker8 cot only in France but
in countries friendly to France. He
proposed a democratic army, a na
tional guard, a mighty reserve force,
instead of a mere Increase of the
Strangely enough, the present pre
mier of France, Viviani, Is a socialist,
and a former ally and friend of Jaures.
Viviani accepted the new service act
with extreme reluctance, as a lesser
evil, while promising to modify it at
the first opportunity. The opportunity
may be long in coming, as things now
stand, but the premier did not foresee
the present crisis when he took office
and formulated his program.
Poor Jaures! He labored unselfish
ly for humanity, for progress, for jus
tice and peace. He commanded the
respect of his political foes. He was
one of the most brilliant and judicious
of contemporary French thinkers. Yet
he dies at the hands of a stupid, er
ratic "patriot." Again the irony of
Any one who Intends to give this
treatment a trial would do well to
learn something of the anatomy of the
facial and scalp muscles, in order to
obtain the help that attention undoubt
edly gives in the exercises.
Questions and Answers.
Mrs. It. W. writes: Please ex
plain the difference between pleuro
pneumonia and typhoid pneumonia.
fieuro-pneumonia is another name
ror loDar pneumonia that is, pneu
monia that involves one or more en
tire lobes of the lung. There is usu
ally more or less involvment of the
pleural covering of the lung also,
hence the name, pleuro-pneumonia.
Typhoid pneumonia is a bad name. It
stands for any kind of pneumonia in
the patient s condition Is desperate
especially when there Is muttering de-
lirum and twitching as seen in ty
A. B. asks: What are the symp
toms of catarrh of the stomach? Is
an operation necessary for swelling
ot the lymph glands?
(1) As catarrh of the stomach is al
wayB secondary or subordinate to other
conditions, it has no characteristic
symptoms. (2) Only when suppuration
occurs, or when the swelling Is due to
Miss M. F. H. writes: Was mnoh
interested in your answer to Mrs. S.
C. K.'s question about rheumatic
Joints. Will you suggest what one Is
to do when one's doctor confesses him
self Incompetent to help chronic
The old standard formula Is: "Have
a good doctor and stick to him." A
good doctor is one who, when he feels
he can do nothing for a patient, re
fers the patient to some one who may
be able to do something. If you
haven't a good doctor, why, shop
Mrs. B. S. W. writes: (1) Would
like your opinion on tuberculin vac
cine. (2) Do you think incipient tu
(1) Tuberculin is a great diatrnn.
stlc aid and in careful hands a val
uable aid in treatment. (2) - I know
incipient tuberculosis Is arreted In
about 80 per cent of the cases which
are recognized and treated whila the
disease ia still incipient.
The skies cannot always be clear, ray
The merriest eye may still have Its tear;
The sorrow that lurks In your bosom to
Like the clouds, when you've wept, will
go floating- away.
And the skies will be blue that are sullen
If It's coins' to rain, my dear. It wlllj
rain; . I
The dsy will not brighten because youj
There are sorrows that every good wo
man must bear.
There are griefs of which every good
man has a share:
It Is only the fool who has never a care,
The skies cannot always be clear, my I
Sweets wouldn't be sweet were no bit-.
temess here; !
There could never be Joy If there never
The sob of today may be laushter tomor-
There Is gladness as well as black trou- j
ble to borrow. '
The Modern Gentleman.
"I never thought Horace Doodsleigh
was a gentleman at heart."
"He has always seemed to me to be
a pretty fine sort of a chap."
"How could any man who was a fino
sort of a chap do as he has done?"
"What has he done?"
"Haven't you heard about his wife
suing for a divorce?"
"No. When did that happen?"
"Last week. She accused him of
"I can't believe that he would ever
be cruel to anybody."
"Well, even if he didn't strike her,
as she said he did, he wouldn't have
gone into court and denied it, if he
had possessed the instincts of a mod
"When I start
ed in business,"
said the self-made
man with the
double chin, "I
had only one shirt
to my back."
"I suppose." the
man replied, "you spent your first
profits for another Shirt."
"No, I put them right back into the
"Oh, I see. You didn't have a beau
tiful young stenographer In those
Long and Short.
The longest hour of all my lite,
I never, never shall forget;
It was an hour of painful strife.
Remembrance of It grieves me yet;
Twas not where mighty armies clashed
With shells exploding In the air.
Nor where wild billows madly splashed-
"Twas In a heartless dentist's chair.
The shortest hour that I recall
Wes not an hour I spnt alone
Beside the fairest girl of all
On whom the sun has ever shone
It was the hour when she was late
And. while she made herself superb.
Allowed the taxlcab to wait
At my expense beside the curb.
Why Blame It on the Eyes?
An English physician makes the an
nouncement that he has found after
long and careful research that if a
man is erratic, disagreeable and a men
ace to society it Is because the muscles
of his eyes do not receive proper nour
ishment. There are many people, how
ever, who will cling to the old theory
that if a man ts erratic, disagreeable
and a menace to society it is largely
because of the poor quality of his heart
"Oh, I'm so excited!" exclaimed the
lady who had been trying for years to
get a speaking part; "our manager
says he Is going to put on . new play
next season, and I'm to have the heav
"Yes," replied the other girl, "he
was telling me about it this morning.
The scene is laid in a baker's shop.
You ar to throw the roll at the vil
lain who comes in to rob the till."
Mrs. Huff (a popular and prosperous
pauper) Now. Albert, what'll ver sav
when I tuke yer Into the kind lady's
drorin' room? Albert (a proilcient pu
pil) Oh, all right. I know. Put on a
beautiful loist look and aav: "Oh
muwor! la tu!a 'oaveu?" Exchange.
The Daily Story
How She Saved the Bank By Willard Blakeman.
Copyrighted. ltU. toy Associated Literary Bureau.
There are different ways of further
ing one's getting on in the world.
Shortsighted persons can see only one
way, which Is acting on the adage,
"Every fellow for himself and the
devil take the hindmost" Neverthe
less men have made fortunes by help
ing others. The difference between
this class and the other is that one
nets with a view to bettering his con
dition, while the other acts through
kindness of heart.
When I was a young man I obtained
a position in a bank and by attending
faithfully to business rose to be cash
ier. I was economical, so far as my
own personal expenses were concern
ed, but I don't think I was mean. I
would never lend small sums to my
young men companions, but when any
one really needed assistance would
give it outright.
That I bad good judgment In making
investments is proved by the fact that
my savings grew rapidly. When I was
twenty-seven years I married Molly
Erskine, aged twenty. A year after
our marriage word came in from a
western town that there was only one
bnnk In the place and room for more.
After talking the matter over with my
wife I decided to start a bank there.
I got some of the stockholders of the
institution with which I was connect
ed Interested in the project and with
my own capital in due time opened my
doors for deposits.
I found that the man already estab
lished, John Redfleld, had antagonised
certain persons by declining to give
them all the discounts they desired, and,
there being no other banker in the
town, they had taken steps to have one
establish himself there. These persons
welcomed me, opened accounts with
me and averred that if I would do a
liberal business and not be scared at
trifles I would soon do all the business
of the town.
I saw at once that Redfleld was not
pleased at the appearance of a rival
and took secret means to discredit me.
He kept the best and safest accounts,
while the weakest came to me. But
by adhering rigidly to fixed principles
of banking and acting on the supposi
tion that there was business enough
for both of us I got my share of the
new deposits, which were increasing,
and occasionally one of Redfield's cus
tomers would fall to me. But, as I bad
maintained, there was business enough
for both, and at the end of five years
Redfleld had more than held bis own,
while I bad obtained a solid footing.
Bankers, like sea captains, must ex
pect storms. I managed, my affairs
with this in view; but. as in the case
of a sailor, much depends npon the
facility with which he can get in sail.
so the banker's safety depends npon
his ability to get in his loans. If the
captain keeps his sails furled he will
make no headway, and If the banker
keeps his money in his vaults be will
make no money.. When the panic of
190" came on I was in as good. If not
better, condition than the average
banker to meet the storm.
It looked at one time during that
panic as if the financial structure of
the United States was about to col
lnpse. I confess I was In great fear
that it would carry me down .with It
and bury me under Its ruins. Every
day more money was withdrawn from
circulation and locked up. I got in all
the loans I could and sold at a great
sacrifice all my private property. This
fund I turned Into gold, took It to my
home and concealed It under a board
in the floor. I proposed to keep It to
enable me to pass a crisis.
The financial barometer the New
York stock market continued to fall,
and money grew proportionately scarce.
One morning I heard that a run had
been started on Redfield's bank, and
as the day wore on the line before the
paying teller's window increased.
There was nothing like a run on my
bnnk, but during the day the amount
drawn was three times the usual av
erage. The next day the line leading to the
paying teller's window of Redfield's
bank was increased, and at noon Red
field can-.e to my bank and told me that
he must either have help or close his
doors. He asked for It on the ground
that if he went under the panic would
extend to me and I would be carried
down with him.
I told him that I did not think so.
That there would be a run on my bank
I was willing to admit, but my Intelli
gent depositors would not draw their
money, and I could pay all the rest.
"Then." he said, "I am ruined. I am
too old to begin again, especially with
a debt hanging over my head. If I
had $20,000 or $30,000 to tide me over
the rest of the day I could pull
through, for tomorrow I am promised
payment on a sale of bonds I have
It was then 12 o'clock. I toli Red
fleld that I would consider the matter
of helping him and let him know by 2,
if not earlier. IIe went back to the
hungry crowd before his bank, and I,
calling an auto cab, went borne. There
I found my wife and told her that I
was called upon to save Redfleld. with
the strong probability of going under
rovself later. If I gave him the golj
I had in reserve he would ptfll througb.
But my trouble was still to come, and,
without the funds 1 hud sacrificed my
property to provide I knew I could not
meet a run.
My wife thought a long while before
replying. When she did she said:
"Oive it to him. He is an old man
and to break down would, kill him. I
have little doubt that In saving him
yon will go tinder. But we are com
pnmtively young and can begin again."
"Remember." 1 said, "beginning again
is a hard thing to do
"So it is, but when I or another most
perish I prefer to give way to th
AVithout replying. I took nr. th.
board concealing my treasure and was
aoout to put the gold in a satchel whea
my wife stopped me.
"Go back to the bank," she gai
"and let me attend to this. You are
needed there, and I can convey this
gold to Mr. Redfleld."
There were the shining gold pieces
that I had accumulated slowly and ,j
constant work and that I was going
to send to another on the eve of need
ing them myself to save me from ruin.
"'Charity begins at home.'" I gajj
to Molly. "I fear we are gtflng to do
something we will regret."
"That adage has a good deal 0f
truth in it" she replied, "but I hare
never come across any adage that win
cover every case. I prefer the od
Cast your bread npon the waters.' "
"Very well, sweetheart; if we"
under through saving another yon wilt
not chide me with having done so and.
x snau uave a scout neipmeet with
whom to begin anew."
I left my wife to attend to the mat
ter' in her own way and retained tj
my own immediate duties.
A few minutes before 2 clock Molly
came to my bank.
"Well," she said, "I've taken the gold
to Mr. Redfleld. I chose a coarse bag
that had held potatoes to carry it In.
and the bulk looked very small. It oc
curred to me that I would- be seen de
livering it at the bank and if I could
make the crowd bel'eve there was
more of the gold It would induce con
fidence. I emptied the coal scuttle
standing beside the range into the bot
tom of the bag and put the gold o;i
"All of It?"
"When I got the coal and the gold ia
the bag and had tied a string around
the top I cut a slit in the bag near the
gold, over which I held my hand. Then
I called a cab, got in with the treasure
and drove to the Henderson banic.
When I reached it I sent in for soma"
one to come out and carry it inside.
The crowd watched the clerk take the
bag from me, and as I handed it to
him I took my hand away from the slit
. I bad cut in it and out rolled half a
dozen gold pieces.
"The crowd set up a shout and, hur
rying the clerk Into the bank, I picked
up the pieces on the pavement that
Is, all I could find. I think I must
have lost something like five half ea
gles, or $23."
"An Investment worth $23,000."' I
"As I went into the bank to take a
receipt for the funds there was an
other 6hout, and I noticed a number
of persons leave the line."
I threw my arms about Molly's neck
and kissed her.
There was a call at the telephone. It
"That wife of yours," he said, "far
more than the gold she brought baa
saved me. We have counted a dozen
depositors whose accounts would ag
gregate $30,000 leave the line. Tbe N
gold wouldn't have been enough. It
was the coal that did it!"
I told Molly that I had had some very
large amounts drawn during the day
and If there was as much cash called
for on the morrow I would surely go
The next morning I was horrified at
seeing a line of unintelligent depos
itors before my bank waiting for the
doors to open. .1 thought I could stand
the rnn for that day, and I did. but
the next as early as 11 o'clock our
funds had been so reduced that I knew
we could not keep paying till the clos
The morning Journals had given an
account of my wife's arrival at Red
field's bank with a bag of gold and of
the effect it had produced. This help
ed me a good deal, but it seemed that
every depositor I had la the lower
walks of life was la line. It was half
past 2, and our pile had been reduced
to $200. Despite the delays practiced
by the receiving teller to gain time I
knew it would not hold out for tbe re
maining half hour.
At twenty-nine minutes to 3 Mol
ly drove up to the bank with a sack
and called for some one to carry it into
the bank. I rnsbed out, seized it aiid
ran with it into the bank amid the
plaudits of the crowd. When I got it
into my private office and opened it,
hoping that Molly had effected a loan,
I was shocked to see nothing but nut
But her ruse was effective. Soma
of those ia the line, having deposits
which for their class were quite large,
on seeing her carry in a bag. suppos
ing that she was repeating her act of
the day before, left the line, leaving
those near the window whose accounts
were very small. When the clock
struck 3 and the window was closed
there was but $12 in the bank.
But meanwhile Redfleld had got ia
his loan and the next morning return
ed sufficient of what I had seut him t
carry me through. As soon as all dan
ger had passed he had the gratitude to
tell the story of how he had been a
ed, and. while Molly been me a heroins
I profited In emoluments.
Of all the acts of my life this please
Aug. 5 in American
IN-Karragnt's battle In Mobile &?
The Federal monitor Tecarosea
struck a snuken Confederate tor
pedo and carried down 100 officers
and men. Farragut ordered hi
flagship, the Hartford, to take t
lead in order to show his contempt
for the torpedoes. The most seriou
work of the battle was the comb'
between the Confederate ram Ten
nessee and the Federal gunlw
Hartford and her Ironclad cousorts.
the Chickasaw. Winuebafio c
Lackawanna. Tbe raw, ' cap"