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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 1014.
r ar THE ARGUS. Published dally at 1(14 Second are niK Rock Island. III. Enter3 at taa postoffica aa second-class matter.) Rclt Ulaad Mrxbrr ef te AaaacUtrd BY THE J. W. POTTER CO. TERMS Tea cents per week by car rier. In Rock Island; IJ;cr year by taaU In adTanca. Complaints of delivery service abould fee made to the circulation department, which should lso be notified In every Instance where It is desired to have paper discontinued, as carriers bare no authority In the premised All communications oC argumentative character, political or religious, suit bar real name attached fcr publica tion. No such articles) will te printed ever fictitious signatures. Telephones In all departments. Cen tral Union. Rock Island Hi. IMS and IMS. 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 his army. 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 United States. THE UNBELIEVABLE. 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. SHORT WARS. 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 ' travagance. 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 to assure one "comes ! 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 considered 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 ositions. 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 little credit. Of these rules, the three most im portant are: 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 fair margin or prom to tne Borrower. But the for 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 each year. "This must cease!" exclaimed Sci- ence excitedly. "Jts UP to you," rejoined Statistics without emotion. Jut no sooner had Science fallen on and by 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 atmosphere, SIT TIGHT! DON'T (Chlcaa-o Herald.) 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 it needs. 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 plain. 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 (Chicago Tribune.) 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 William 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 sults. Scalp Exercise. 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 standing army. 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 fate. Drady.M.D. 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. Reply. 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 phoid fever. A. B. asks: What are the symp toms of catarrh of the stomach? Is an operation necessary for swelling ot the lymph glands? Reply. (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 malignancy. 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 joint disease? Reply. 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 around. Mrs. B. S. W. writes: (1) Would like your opinion on tuberculin vac cine. (2) Do you think incipient tu berculosis curable? Reply. (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. hentot howmnd HOTTER The skies cannot always be clear, ray dear; The merriest eye may still have Its tear; The sorrow that lurks In your bosom to day. Like the clouds, when you've wept, will go floating- away. And the skies will be blue that are sullen and cray. My dear. 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, My dear. The skies cannot always be clear, my I dear: Sweets wouldn't be sweet were no bit-. temess here; ! There could never be Joy If there never was sorrow. The sob of today may be laushter tomor- row; There Is gladness as well as black trou- j ble to borrow. ' My dear. 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 cruelty." "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 ern gentleman." OBVIOUSLY. "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 fastidious young man replied, "you spent your first profits for another Shirt." "No, I put them right back into the business." "Oh, I see. You didn't have a beau tiful young stenographer In those days." 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 and lhrer. Gratified Ambition. "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 iest role." "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." Albert's Aptness. 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. 113 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 mnde." 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 other." 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 top." "All of It?" "Every dollar." "Go on." "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 exclaimed. "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 was Redfleld. "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 under. 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 ing hour. 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 coal. 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 mn most Aug. 5 in American History. 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" lured,