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THE ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. MAY 12, 1909.
REVIVAL OF INTEREST IN DEADLOCK
v BUT BALLOT SHOWS UTILE CHANGE
(Continued from PagijjQne.)
from SO to 90. per cent, or more of
water that to. a short towof wet peat
rarely contains more than 300 pounds
of dry peat and may yield as little as
'100 pounds. In the wet condition It
"Is entirely noncombustlble, and the va
I rlous processes by which It Is prepared
. I for use for market consist principally
, thfrd reading. This action, which of methods for ridding it or water
those Institutions under the cueapiy ami qun- w ","f
race suicide bill, which tro;- ..J" . HL Z Us fuel efficiency aad transportability.
the house 100 to C yesterday, desiie' -
. . . . 3. ..-iamendmetit bv Senator Potter by a1
protests of landlords, makes it unlaw
ful for the owner or agent of dwelling
houses and flat buildings to Insist, as
a condition precedent to lease, that the
prospective renter shall have no chil
dren under the age of 14 years, and
prohibits the termination of the lease
because of the presence of children.
This is the McNichols bill (house bill
White Slave Mrnnurra I'nun.
' Other bills passed by the house are:
'' House bill 631 (Lederer). the white
slave bill, prohibiting pandering and
making it a felony to induce any wo
man to enter a resort by means of
false promises, threats or abuse of con
fidence, and makes competent the tes
timony of any woman against a de
fendant regardless of the performance
of a marriage contract either before
or after the committal of the offense.
Yeas 112, nays 0.
'House bill C32 (judiciary committee
bill), companion bill for ivcderer's
white slave traffic measure. Punishes
with a Jail sentence the detaining of
any woman in a resort fr debt con
tracted either within or ouiiide of the
resort. Yeas 113, nays 0.
Asalnat Breach of Proiulxe SiiIIn.
Just before the close of the day's
session of the house Representative
E. J. Wilson, by request, introduced a
bill which, if made a law, would put
a stop to many breach of promise suits.
The measure is contained in a short
paragraph and reads; "No action for
breach of promise to marry shall be
maintained unle-'he promise to mar
ry is in writing, . igned by the person
sought to be charged therewith' The
bill was referred to the judiciary com
mittee. Mumnmrjr of limine Selo.
Appropriations for the University of
Illinois aggregating $2.34 '.,000 were al
lowed by the house conimtitee on ap
propriations. The amount is $1,540,200
lens than what was asked. This com
mittee also reported favorably on bills
carrying appropriations for monuments
to former Governors Yates and Alt geld.
Each monument is to cost $7,000, if
the committee his its way.
House bill 401. providing that no
lease for a dwelling which bars chil
dren from living in the building is le
gal, was passed. Other measures adop
ted are the employers' liability bill,
aiming at railroad relief systems; the
Liederer bill (C31) and the judiciary
committee (632) bills to prohibit the
white slave traffic; Stearns (lit), to
provide that widow's dower shall not
be less than $."on, and senate bill 449,
to appropriate $830,000 for 46th assem
jThe Fleldstack tax publication bill
(373) was reported out unfavorably by
the revenue committee.
BaNineim of Senate.
1 Penal and reformatory institutions
were taken out of the state board of
charities bill and the bill advanced to
votowrf 2C to 21,
Coiistd,ation of the barter consoli
dation bill was postponed one day on
motion of Mr. Henson of Decatur, who
said the amendment to the bill, which
were printed May 1, had not yet conie
to his notice and' that he wanted to
read them. - ( . '
The following bills were introduced
in the senate: '
Senate bill 439, by Dailey, by re
to by the miners and mine operators,
providing for a mining investigation
commission, to be composed of three
mine owners, three miners and three
disinterested persons, all appointed by
the governor. The bill carries an ap
propriation of $25,000 for expenses. It
DIPLOMACY OF OSCAR STRAUS
Twenty Workmen Victims , of i
Accident, in Ohio Kiver
";. Near Pittsburg.
IN HURRY TO GET HOME
How New Ambassador to Turkey
Helped His Country In Philippines. X
Oscar S. Straus, former secretary of
commerce and labor, who has leeu ap
pointed United States ambassador to
Turkey, was at Constantinople when
Aguinaldo's forces rose agniust the
United States government lu the Phil
ippines and through Vu-ouipt noton pre
vuiifoi tho niicmiitiirtMii of tlit Insur-
A compromise measure agreed I ;nt ranks by the arge Mohaiumedan
population of the Islands.
The Mohammedans of the Philip
pines recognize the sultau of Turkey as
the head of their church. Mr. Straus.
who at that time was-tbc American
minister to Turkey, knowing this, call
ed on the late sultau. Abdul II a mid. II,
went to second reading without ref- as soon as he heard of the outbreak of
ctrnce. I the Insurrection. "I come." he said.
to beg your imperial majesty to use
WHAT KILLED THE. PEACH EShour ood MfflCM tu miu tht' Mo,,am-
meuaus or. me souin I'uiimiuue iiuus
Thirty Crowded-Aboard Craft Cap
able of Carrying but 2.0 Man .
in Skiff, Saves Kiglit.
Fruit (trowel's Differ ns to Cause of
Some one has expressed a douot
that there is a peach bud in this
county. While this may be putting it
a little strongly it is a fact that the
Pittsburg, May 12. Twenty persons
were drowned when a gasoline launch
sank in the middle of-the Ohio river
near SchoenviHe, four miles below
Pittsburg, last night. Of the 30 occu
pants of the boat only 10 escaped.
All the men were employes of the
Tressed Steel Car company at the Mc
Kees Rocks plant. The men had been
working overtime until S o'clock and
left the works to cross the river ;n
Uje launch 15 minutes later.
The boat Is said to have been in
tended for not more than 20 person-?.
and it was understood It was danger-
-Mindanao and the Zulu archipelago ous to aUcmnt to rarrv nS-ronnv .is
to our sine nuu 10 restrain iueiu nuiu
joining the Insurgents."
But." said the sultan, "won't your
country try to take their religion away
from these people?"
"Certaluly not The cornerstone of
peach crop this fall will be a total fail- the whole system or government lu the
ure. It is doubtful if there will be a United States is religious freedom, and;
bushel of peaches harvested in the so far from there being any hostility
county. Fruit growers are speculating to the Mohammedan religion, the case
uion the cause. Some sav that the i exactly the reverse. As an evidence
extreme cold last winter when the J of the recognition of ibis by Moham
thermometer went to 16 decrees below medan powers 1 beg to call your maj-
-ero killed the buds. Others say the
damage was done by a hard freeze Im
mediately following a rain. Probably
the fact that there was a record pro
duction last season, leaving the vital
ity of the trees weakened, had some
thing to do with the failure of the
buds to survive the winter.
There is a heavy crop of blossoms
on practically all other varities of
fruit trees and shrubs.
TWO DIE IN PANAMA RIOT
esty's attention to the terms of treaty
negotiated more than 100 years ago lu
the administration of our first presi
dent with the bey of Tripoli."
Thereupon . Mr. Straus produced a
copy of this ancient treaty, the very
existence of which is probably not
known by a hundred persons In the
United States, much less the circum
stances leading up to Its negotiation.
The narbary powers had always de
clined to enter into any treaty with
the European governments because of
the fact that under them the church
and state were united, and,' a, recog
nition of the government would have
Involved a recognition of the Christian
in it. But all the men wanted to get
across the river on the first trip of the
boat and 30 of them crowded in.
Savm lUglit 1. 1 ten.
John Deer, who lived on the river
bank and heard cris for help, went out
In a skiff and saved eight lives. Part
of that number of men he put into his
boat, while others held to the side of
it and were rowed ashore. One man
swam to the bank and was saved.
As the men started out in the boat
one of them is said to have remarked
that it seemed to Jiim to be over
crowded and he feared it was not safe
to attempt the trip in it. Albert Gra
ham, the pilot, and one of those who
perished, is said to have replied that
it was safe enough all right, as he had
had 2" persons in it Monday night
No more was said about the load, but
when the boat reached the middle o
the stream where the water is 20 feet
deep, the craft suddenly sank.
Drew Mrniy Dunn.
There was no explosion, no leak was
sprung, but the boat simply sank bo
ncath the weight it had been hearing
Polit e of Republic Ci." wii Amer-
cans of ("anal Zone.
Colon, May 12. In a conflict Mon- church as an institution. When theiand went to the bottom. As it sank, it
day night between Panama police I envoy of President Washington pro- caused a suction which,, took many of
I CAN SAVE YOU
MONEY ON GRO
CERIES Don't take my word for
. it make me prova it.
Send me a trial order t
and if the goods are not
satisfactory, I'll send a
wagon for them and re
fund your money.
Oil sardines, good quality of
in oil, six cans 25c
Mustard sardines, good quality
of domestic sardines in mus
tard dressing, six cans . . 25c
and employes of the canal zone near posed the treaty which was afterward
the dividing line, C. M. Abbott, an agreed to." the government of Tripoli
American electrician in the power- declined to consider it. The envoy
house at Cristobal, and a colored thereupon pointed out that. In the new
man. also an American, were killed, government across - the ocean, there
The police in the afternoon crossed was no recognition of any church, and
the zone at Cristobal in an effort to a special article was inserted in the
arrest an escaped prisoner. They treaty to that effect. On this basis
were mobbed and pelted by West 1 the treaty was p greed to.
Indians and finally were arrested by As soon as Air. Straus had finished
the zone police for disturbance. Mon- reading this clause of the uuderstand
day night a number of Panama po- tag between President Washington
lice armed with rifles proceeded to- and the bey of Tripoli the sultan de
ward the zone in an attempt, it is clnred himself perfectly satisfied and
alleged, to find those who had mal- ready to do what he could with the
treated their comrades earlier in the Mohammedans in the Philippine. lie
day. They came into collision with telegraphed to one of the Philippine
the canal workers and many revolv- leaders who happened to be In Mecca,
er and rifle shots wore fired. The and as a result that dignitary left at
riot became so threatening that all once for the scene of trouble. Here
places of business were quickly he laid the sultan's advice before the
closed, but eventually the invaders other leaders, and the Mohammedans
were driven off.
Castro Must Pay Back Rent.
Caracas, eneauela. May 12. Cipri
ano Castro, the deposed president of
the republic, has been condemned by
ranged themselves on the side of the
United States. Saturday Evening Post.
Encouraging Farming In Korea.
His majesty the emperor of Korei
has announced his intention of pro
file courts to pay six years' rental and ceedlng to one of the Imperial fields
heavy damages for the arbitrary occu- outside the east gate within a few
pation of the Miraflorcs palace in this days and going through the ceremony
city. This building is the property of ol uumg a smaii portion or lanu ror tne
Senora Joaquin Crcspo, the widow of Purpose or encouraging tne people in
a former president.
the pursuit of agriculture.
me men down with it. Others at
i . ' 1 . '
ceinpicu 10 swim asnore, but were
chilled by the cold water and became
exhausted before reaching- the shore
The region ia sparsely settled in th'
vicinity, ami it was some time before
news of the accident spread
AVERTS LABOR TROUBLE
Canadian Pacific KeftfiVitii Feder-
: atiou of Kniploycs -
Winnipeg, May: 12.rFrietidn? which
has existed between thp CanadiaV Fa
cific railway nhd the- Federation of
Mechanical unions on the eastern lines
of the system for some time has been
finally settled on an amicable basis
all along. fhe system. Tbe.. announce
ment of the settlement was received
COMMISSIONJS IN LIBERIA
Natives (Jo Wild When Americans
Arrive in Port.
.Monrovia, Liberia. May 12. The
American Siberian commission arrived
at Monrovia on board the scout cruiser
Chester at daylight today. All mem
bers of the commission are in good
health. Monrovia went wild over the
arrival of the Americans.
Milk, Pet brand, unsweetened
sterilized evaporated milk, use
undiluted or slightly H
luted, six cans 25c
Noodles superior quality, pack
ed in dust proof cartons, have
'handy for soups, stews or
aide dishes; package .... $C
Olives, fine large olive in Ma
son jar. Jar included
per quart 30c
Piccallilli, a nice sweet relish
in Mason jar. Jar included
per quart . , 20c
Pickles, soar, medium sized,
firm cucumber pickles, put up
-in a good quality of vine
gar at per gallon 20c
Sultana raisins, small Califor
nia Sultana raisins, nice for
. pies at two pounds for . . 15c
Nectarines, extra fancy fruit,
nice fpr pies, pound, .... JfJc
Canned tomatoes, peas and
three cans 25c
We receive from the countr
every mojnng our supply of
.pure fresh ixiik and offer
it to you at per quart .... fin
Buttermilk at per gallon . i Qg
F. R. Kuschmann,
2U07 4th Ave. ' IJoth phones.
Making a King's Counsel
To most people it must often appepr
that the legal maxim. "Every man
knows the law." was Invented by some
wag. It would be much more correct
to say that no man knows the law
and the general public are. generally
sncakhie. also totally ignorant of the
manner in which a man becomes a e" v,cw WIln aarm "e mroaos dc
K. C. In the ordinary course of things g made by the dandelion. This pes
any barrister of ten years' standing tiferous plant is becoming annually a
Is supposed to haTe the right to apply greater factor in marring lawns, its
for silk, a.tf if he thinks that he has persistence in growing and going to
any chance of gaining the honor he I seed all the season through and the
applies direct to the lord chancellor, difficulty in killing it out giving it
But the etiquette of the bar demands first place among the weed pests. Cut
that any man who applies for sills ting it far enough below the ground
shall write and Inform every member I will kill it but that Is a laborious on
Chemical Sprays Used to Rid Blue
Grass Lawns of the Dandelion Pest
Those who are actively advocating being used with considerable success.
the beautifying of Rock Island may the agronomist of the-AmerVan steel
of his circuit who Is of longer stand
ing that Is, who has been called to
the bar for a more extended period
than himself of the fact that he has
so applied. This intimation gives tb
senior an opportunity of considering
"whether be should himself apply and
by doing so maintain his right of
seniority. The decision of the lord
chancellor is final on the question.
When he has decided to make a new
batch of silks..the applicants who have
been successful are Informed of the
fact, and the appointments are duly
gazetted. Dundee Advertiser.
oration and slow. A chemical spray is
Peat as Fuel.
Peat Is' partly decomposed vegetable
matter that has formed either where
the ground Is saturated with water '
most of the time or where It is perma-,
nently covered with water. It Is the
dark colored or nearly black soil found
in bogs and swamps, commonly known
as muck, although technically a dis
tinction is made between peat and
muck, the latter name being restricted
to those forms of swamp deposits that
contain too much mineral matter to
buru freely. Dry peat may be very
fibrous and light colored or compact
and structureless and dark brown or
black. It Is usually somewhat lighter
In color when dry than when freshly
due. When wet it contains, as a r.mo
Shampooing, hair dyeing,
facial and scalp map sage.
Manicuring and ch.bpody.
All kinds of hair goods on
on hand or made 'to order.
Will call at hotts j if desir
ed. Satisfaction guaran
Open Tuesday and Satur
MRS. V. B.'BEfiNAGE
1827 Second f Avenue.
Phone fiifcj; ;
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70 ' MHn nil
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By Booth Tarkington and Barry Leon Wilson
Not all the tradi
tions of European
society can influ
ence this man from
Indiana. His triumph
over the aristocracy
of the old world is
and patriotic enough
to thrill every one
W0W&&lWi' - lilt'
wftb -nmem - lite
A STORY OF AN AMERICAN
BY TWO AMERICANS
FOR. ALL AMERICANS
. WATCH FOR OPENING CHAPTER, WHICH WILL APPEAR IN THE
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES
& Wire company escribing the pro
cess as follows: 1 i -5'
"Young dandelion.-Tiants are killed
by spraying wtj.n.fv2u per cent solu
tion of sulphate, of Iron. Old plants
are badly : in jnred, the foliage being
wholly destmiad : but the crowing bud
is not killed and the old root sends up
new f,Q4iajr&.; Applying dry sulphate of
irofiytot the heart' (growing bud) of
the old plant produces death. Repeat
ed swaying of middle aced and old
pktita'iresults in their death.
'To destroy young dandelion plants
(.y spraying, dissolve two nounds of
jJfvWilphate of iron in a gallon of water,
. ... I : in. . i ,
OijiiniK wiiu a suck io Hasten soiuuou,
and apply with a hand sprayer. Use
one gallon solution to one square rod
grass plot. If the first application is
not completely successful, spray a sec-j
ond time. Repeated spraying will be
rewarded by the eradication of the
"The grass and clover will be black
ened aadv appear killed, but this need
cause no alarm; they are not mortally
injured, and in a few days recover and
grow with increased vigor.
"The solution can be made and spray
ed over a 6quare rod of grass in less
than half an hour. Freshly cut lawn
grass leaves are very susceptible to
injury by spraying with sulphate of
iron solutions; therefore, do not spray
a lawn to kill dandelions for several
days before or after cutting.
"Sulphate of iron may be applied in
large quantities (50 pounds to a square
rod) to a lawn without permanent in
jury to the blue grass.
"Remember that sulphate of iron dis-
- colors cement walks and linen."
Hefore the afternoon session of
school was begun yesterday afternoon.
Mr. Drown cal! d general assembly for
the purpose of instructing the fresh
men in the fire drills. After the pr
cess of emptying the building had
been explained to them, the signal was
given and the school was emptied
three times. The drills will probably
Mr. Brown announced yesterday af
ternoon that in case Rock Island and
Moline combined could muster a root
ing contingent of 75 to attend the Big
Eight track meet at Monmouth Satur
day afternoon, that a special train
would be run for their benefit. The
time of leaving and returning is mu:ii
better and the two schools will prob
ably take advantage of this offer.
The Glee club will practice every af
ternoon the remainder of the week.
The Most Common Cause of Suffering.
Rheumatism causes more pain and
suffering than any other disease, for
the reason that it is the most common
of all ills, and it is certainly gratifying
to sufferers to know that Chamber
Iain's Liniment will afford relief, and
make rest aid sleep possible, in many
cases the relief from pain, which is
at first temporary, has become pcrnia-
j-nent. while in old people subject to
' chronic rheumatism, often brought on
by dampness or changes In the weath
er, a permanent cure cannot bo ex
pected; the relief from pain which this
liniment affords is alone worth many
times its cnsL 5. and 50. cent sizes
for sale by all druggists.
should heed such warnings as head
ache, nervousness, backache, de
pression and weariness and fortify
the system with the aid of '
Sold Everywhere U bexca 10c and 25c.
Special Wall Paper Sale
i7i9,2d Ave. CRAMPTON'S BOOR STORE
Prices Cut 20 to 50--Up-to-Date Styles
LOW PRICES ON PICTURE FRAMING