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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGITS, SATU11DAY 0, 1000.
, Washington, D. Not. 6. Few
persona not familiar with rifle ' prac
tice have any adequate Idea of the
work entailed In running oft the great
national rifle matches which are held
annually. These matches were estab
lished" by congress, which provided
ithe trophy, and the expenses are borne
(almost , entirely by the national gov-.
Jernment. They are shot under the
usplces of the national board for pro
ixnotlon of rifle practice and under the
(direction of the war department. They
Fdraw together the 1,000 best marks
imen in the United States; they.Te
fqulre the services of 1,000 regular
'troops and 100 army officers. They
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Behind the Navy Team Which Won the 200-Yard Match at
the Recent Shoot at Camp Ferry.
set the high waer mark in military
rifle shooting. They are therefore of
considerable importance to the coun
try, and some facts in regard to them
will be of interest even to citizens who
never expect to shoot.
- The national matches consist of a
national team match, a national indi
vidual rifle match and a national pis
tol match. The first is open to teams
Jot 12 representing the infantry, cav al
ary, navy, marine corps, military and
'naval academies and the organized
imdlitia of the several states and terri
tories. The individual rifle and pistol
snatches, are open to all citizens of the
(United States. There are no entrance
Chords and Discords
1 4 Anest tho Hookworm.
It was recently announced in the
kiewspaper dispatches that our old side
Jkick, John D. Rockefeller, had con
jtaibutad $1,000,000 to scientifically
jSght the hookworm, a little animal
jthat it is claimed is responsible for
most of the laziness that curses the
human family. It Is said tho worm
ensconces itself in the intestines and
Jproduces lassitude. In our efforts to
ileara more about this bothersome chap
and what results he has been getting
in our midst we have interviewed
coma or our citizens:
- The Street Car Motorman "I've got
Kills the Dan
Others Imitate and Make
Similar Claims, but the Gen
uine and Original Dandruff
Germ Destroyer is
The discovery of the dan
druff germ as the cause of all
hair troubles is not a recent
event. Prof. Unna gave the
germ theory to the world in
1887 and two years later Se-
ibouraud by his experiments
rwith a rabbit proved beyond
a doubt the actual existence
of this germ.
On the heels of this estab
lishment of the germ theory
came the discovery of New
bro's Herpicide. This was
the first and only remedy
for the destruction of the
There have been other pre
parations alleged to kill this
germ, stop falling hair and
itching of the scalp. . But
Newbro's Herpicide really
does these things. For this
reasonithaslong been known
as the Original Remedy and
the only one tnat is genuine.
Don't be fooled by pre
parations which are trading
upon the marvelous success
of Herpicide. Remember you
take no chances with New
bro's Herpicide. It is abso
For sale by all druggists.
Applications at good barber
The Herpicide Company of De
troit. Mich., Dept. 38B, will send
a sample bottle and booklet upon
receipt of 10c in postage.
THOMAS DRUG COMPANY
i Interest Concerning National Rifle
fees and congress provides liberal
prizes. All matches are shot with the
current military arm of the United
States and the government furnishes
the ammunition for the matches and
for preliminary practice. The expense
of training the teams and sending
them to the national matches is borne
by th.3 states and territories from the
1500,000 annually appropriated by con
gress for rifle practice in the national
guard, and, in passing, it may be re
marked that 'the gathering together of
the best shots from all parts of the
U. S., the testing of ammunition, the
ideas exchanged and the stimulus
given to rifle practice is worth more
than the matches cost many times
Drawing t.'p Report.
Lieutenant Colonel R. K. Evans, ex
ecutive officer of the last thres
matches, is n6w at the war college
drawing up his report of the matches
for 1909, which were held at Camp
Perry, Ohio, in August last. It is sig
nificant of the Importance of thesa
matches that the work is continuous.
By the time the report for one year is
In hand the work of preparation for
the next year's matches Is under way.
The season for outdoor rifle shooting
practically closes' Sept. 15, although
it continues here and there until No
them as sure as you're alive. They
are great fellows to go on vacation,
though. One thing I'm thankful for,
they dont work while I sleep. We
seem to agTee there. But they get
busy when I get busy, not every day,
but a whole lot of them Now what
I would like to find out Is how much
of that million am I to get to help
fight my battle. There are too many
of them with me to go against them
alone. They've got my goat at th3
present writing, and I will have to
have some help. Guess 111 drop John
D. a line."
The Barbershop Bootblack "Ho
many of 'em ole wohms you reckon
they am? Millions, eh? Well, I'll jest
go two bits if they was a 'lection to
morrow I'd win by a big mahjority.
You know, some mawnins I kin hahdly
raise mad hald, those rascals jes 'bout
got me all in. Dey shore do, boss. I
reck'ened I had wums, but I nevah
knew the 'zact breed till dat oil man
come ovah with the dope. Wondah
how he found out? Must have tapped
somebody, eh? I wus talkln' with Sam
Brown las' night. He said I was crazy
in the hald. I said that might be so,
but I tole him that man Rockafellah,
he sutnly knew what he wus talking
'bout. That man has so mucn money
he kin fin' ought any ole thing he
wants. An I am goin' to believe that
hookworm business, boss. They wus
frolicing round in me this afternoon,
I know. Fust one stahted, then thy
all commenced. They just fussed un
til they had me feelin' wus than wheti
I finish at the wahm end of a crap
game an' am on my way home at 6
in the mawnin for my chops and
coffee. I have tried to count them
rascals, but they too numahous foh
me. They'll get in a fight some day,
and they'll clean each othah up, that'3
'bout what'll happen, boss. Pretty faih
The Stenographer (Female) "Do
you suppose I have any of those hor
rid things? I know you're not a doc
tor, but I am simply asking you. They
say all of us who are lazy have them.
Well, I want you to understand I am
not lazy, but occasionally I get that
tired feeling. Same thing, isn't it?
Well, then I suppose I have them.
Isn't there any way we can catch
them? I felt fine yesterday morning
when I reached the office, and by noon
I was bo fatigued I could hardly walk.
I had not heard of that old hookworm,
but one of the girls told me about it,
and I had the symptoms all right.
I'm going to see a doctor and have
him send my bill to Mr. Rockefeller,
that's what I am going to do."
The Clothing Merchant "I have a
good crop. I have always had them.
Wouldn't shake them for the world.
Some times they grow a trifle indus
trious, but, then, taken all the way
through, they are pretty well trained.
Man's got to have something on him
to tell him when he is slipping. These
hookworms act as a barometer to me.
They sound the alarm when I am
about to have a lagging spell, and I
put up a fight agalnst'them. We have
it hot and heavy for a few days, ana
finally I win out. Then they lay down
and crawl into their corners for an
other spell. Fine business. What's
John after our hood worms for? Sup-
pose ho wants to turn them to some
commercial use. Well, you can say
for me that he cant have mine not
for haif of his million." '
The Lawyer '"Nothing new. An
old story. I wouldn't be without them
for the world. They are Bplendld com
pany. Of course when they become
too persistent they're is only one
thing' to do and that's to get out anl
vember and even later. But eg soon
as outdoor practice ends the indoor
practice begins and a team no soonar
reaches its home state than aspirant
for tho next year's team are put in
To run off a series of matches like
these, although the actual shooting
takes but four or five days, Involves
months of preparation on the part of
the executive Btaff. When Colonel
Evans presented his report for 1903
to the national board it was resolved
that the secretary of war should be
requested to appoint him executive of
ficer for 19C9, which was done this
spring. It was then necessary for Col
onel Evans to get together his per
sonal staff and several months were
spent in selecting them.
Is Supreme Authority.
At the national matches the execu
tive officer is supremo authority on
the firing line. What he may do miy
be questioned later but for the time
being he is in absolute authority and
all questions arising are referred 10
him for final settlement and there is
no appeal on the range. His assistant,
as the title indicates, is in charge of
the range and pit officers. Each
team is entitled to a representative
on the range or in the pits, and aboat
100 regular army and national guard
offlcer.3 are utilized for this purpose.
During the last national match approxi
mately 100 regular army and 45 na
tional guard officers were on duty.
The range and pit officers alternate sa
that they get experience in both capa
cities and also are relieved of the mo
notony attendant on service in the
pits, where those who serve are desig
nated as "sand rats." The range at
Camp Perry has 210 targets with 50
targets at each of the ranges employed
in the national match. Consequently
all the teams shoot at tho same time,
under the same conditions. The post
adjutant assigns the officers and acts
practically as the personal representa
tive of the executive officer. The
duties of the post quartermaster are
many and varied. Camp Perry be
longs to the state of Ohio and is ad
mirably equipped, yet Lieutenant Mil
ler found he had plenty to do to pre
exercise. They, are an excellent stlm
ulant, at least I find them so."
The Girl at the Lunch Counter
"Beat the noise. That old shinny
player's got nothing else to busy hi3
mind and now he's tipping us a string
of mystery that will wind up in a play
for his oil business. Listen; bet you'll
see before long that the magazines
will be advertising some kind of an
oil pill to put the hookworm to sleep.
Do I ever get lazy? Why, sure I do.
Pushing buns and coffee in front of
some of these mutts that I have to
smile on every day would put a snake
eater to the feathers. Nobody gets
lazy. But we run down once in
awhile. Did you ever chew gum so
long tbat your jaws got lazy? Well,
mine has. That's all there Is to it.
Hookworm bunk. Forget it. Don't
use cream in your coffee? Well, I
don't blame you. 'Course I'm not
knocking the dump, but "
Brown has a wife and two beautiful
children. Hi3 home is in the central
part of the city. He is in business
and is fairly well to do. He is an
agreeable gentleman, blessed with
good looks, and Is popular with both
sexes. One day recently Brown took
the early afternoon Kock Island train
for Chicago. While he was waiting at
the station the train from Muscatine
pulled in. Among the passengers who
alighted was a dashing young woman
in mourning. As she stepped from
the train she rushed towards Brown.
They embraced, and he kissed her on
the cheek. They hurried to the Pull
man. Willie Jones, whose home is in tho
next block above Brown's, was loafing
around the depot. It was Saturday,
and Willie was hovering about to see
the trains come In. Willie is 14. At
the dinner table he told what he had
seen during the day. Suddenly he ri
membered Brown and the pretty girl.
"Oh, she was awfully pretty, and
Mr. Brown just hugged her and kissed
her. He went right by me and never
spoke. Then they almost ran and
went into one of the big cars together.
I bet he likes her. No, his wife was
not there. I waited, and Mr. Brown
did not get off the train."
Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Smith met the
next morning. They are next door
neighbors. Mrs. Jones waited until
she saw Smith leave catch his car.
Then she slipped over to his house.
"The richest thing I have heard
yet," she began. T have been expect
ing it before now," and she repeated.
with usual exaggeration, what Willie
related at the dinner. "You can say
what you will, Mrs. Smith, but these
pare for the matches this year. Th
matches of the Ohio State alfle asso
ciation and the Ohio National Guard
immediately proceeded the national
matches. To handle them there were
about 1,50-Qi officers and men of the
Ohio National Guard, stationed I'.t
Camp Ferry. To provide for the mess
ing of the 1,000 competitors, to say
nothing of the others present, the
services of about 530 cooks, waiters
and camp attendants were required.
There were also 37 officers of the reg
ular army and 059 enlisted men, and
one U. S. marine officer and 100 en
listed men present to act as markers
and scorers and to perform other
duties. In addition there were 4S
teams with from 15 to 40 men each.
Record Kept tn Detail.
Major Foltz, the statistical ' officer,
had his hands full of work. Every
shot fired in the national matches 1s
recorded on a blackboard and tran
scribed on a card, one card being al-
Secretary of War J. M. Dickinson Fir
ing First Gun at Camp Ferry.
lowed .each team. As rapidly as a
team completes its score at any range
the card is approved by the range of
ficer !n charge of its target and is sent
to the statistical office where the re
sult is carefully verified and tabulated.
To insure speed mounted couriers car
ried the cards from the longer ranges.
Just as soon as possible after each
debonair husbands who smile on every
woman they meet are hypocrites.
There is not a man in this town who
has a more loving or trusting wife
than Brown. And the pitiful part of
it is she believes in him. Oh, such a
weak sister! I have heard in a round
about way of his didos before this,
Of course I have never said anything
about it. I have kept what I heard
to myself, as I think any good neigh
bor shculd, but when a man becomes
so boid as he has he ought to be ex
posed. My boy asked the Brown boy
at school where his father was, and
the innocent child said he was in Chi
cago; that he was called there by a
telegram. Poor children! Look what
they have to face in the future, for it
is bound to get out on him. And his
wife boasts how economical he Is.
Rubbish! Thank goodness that my
husband is not so good looking that
every woman makes a fuss over him.
I have heard so many women express
their envy of Mrs. Brown at having
such a fine man. Wonder what theyVl
tbink now? I could have told them
a lon while ago, but I thought it bes.
to hold my tongue, for I knew it wat
only a question of time until the cat
was out of the bag. Tney 11 have to
THEY ALL DEMAND IT.
Kock Island, Like Every City and
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TT1 it in in ill ina mi , . ' I-
stage a bulletin is Issued giving the
standing ol the competitors at that
stag end uj to date. This Is dono by
the means of tabulating machines and
mimeograyvs. .The fact that the last
match wss she one stage in the fore
noon and ono in the afternoon each
day permitted the statistical office to
Issue n. bulletin twice a day within half
an hour after the last scare was in.
The matches of 1909 attracted more
attention than any preceedli matches
in this country. Secretary of War
Dickinson fired the first shot that
opened the matches, and General Wil
liam Crozier, chief of ordnance; Gen
eral Fred D. Grant, commander of the
Department of the Lakea ; x Colonel
Baron de Bode, military attache of the
Russian embassy, and Major Fortino
M. Davlla. military attache of he
Mexican embassy, were among th
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Two to seven cars were tied for hon
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finished with perfect scores. Two were
withdrawn, eight discontinued the trip
at various stages, but came back into
line and finished the run as non-cen-testants.
Perfect scores were won by
three Thomas cars and four White
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Maxwells, and by the following cars:
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move to some other city where they
are not known. That'll be the upshot
of it. There ought to be some easy
way of breaking it to his poor dear
little wife. It will kill her. And she
is so proud."
Two days later there was a personal
in the press stating that Mr. Brown
had returned from Chicago, where he
had heen called to attend the funeral
of his brother. He was accompanied
by his sister, who stopped off to visit
the Brown family in Rock Island be
fore going to her home in central
"Life's a Four Proposition After AIL
J. W. P. Following is the poem you
have asked for:
Did you ever sit and ponder sit and
wonder sit and think
Why we're here, and what this life
is all about?
It's a problem that has driven many
brainy men to drink;
It's the weirdest thing they've tried
to figure out,
About a thousand different theories
tho scientists all know,
But never yet have proved a reason
With all our thought, and all we're
taught; all we seem to know
We're born and live a while anil
then we die.
Life's a very funny proposition after
Imagination, jealousy, hypocrisy and
Three meals a day
A whole lot to say;
When you haven't got the coin
you are always in the way.
Ev'ry day we're fighting as we wend
cur way along.
And ev'ry fellow claims the other's in
Hurried and worried
Until we're buried,
And there's no curtain call.
Life's a very funny proposition after
When all things are coming easy and
when luck is with a man.
Then life to him is sunshine ev'ry
When the Fates blow rather breezy
end they quite upset a plan, '
Then he'll cry Life's a burden, hard
Thou-rh today may be a dav of smiles.
tomorrow's still In doubt,
Whit brings me joy may bring you
care and woe.
We're born to die. but don't know
why, nor what it's all about;
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The more we try to learn ttt less we
Life's a very funny proposition you
And no one's ever solved the prollem
properly as yet.
Young for a day,
Then old and gray,
Like the rose that buds an
blooms and fades and fall.y
Losing health to gain our wealth as
through this dream to tour;
Ev'rything's a guess there's nothing
And Fates we're fighting,
Until the curtain's fall.
Life's a very funny proposition, after
GEORGE M. COHAN.
DIARY OP AN ORDINARY IltTSDANI).
By CSrrtinde Flalrflax.
Aug. 26. The bridge meeting at the
Albright home was a success, barring
a slight misunderstanding tbat is how
my wife put It between Mrs. Andrews
and Mrs. Morton. Mrs. Morton re
marked, after tho awarding of the
prizes, that if she was as smooth with
the cards as Mrs. Andrews, she would
have pulled down more chinaware than
she had thus far this season. Mrs.
Morton finished only a few points be
hind Mrs. Andrews. They had never
mot before. Mrs. Andrews is a new
arrival in the city. There are just she
and her husband. They came from the
east. They are lovely people, my wife
says. But Mrs. Morton declares Mrs.
Andrews is a card shark. Pretty harsh
term to use on a stranger. 'Mrs. Mor
ton says she is going to look up her
record as a card player in the city she
came from. That sounds promising.
Mrs. Albright showed her game colors
in the prizes. I had expected she
would keep down the expense. account.
But no. She went Mrs. Morton just
$1.25 better. Her prizes cost her
?2C.25, according to the price tags. My
wife saw them She made it a point to
get the figures corrcrt, for next week
It Is up to us. Albright, I imagine, has
not yet learned what the prizes have
sot him back. He will be reminded
tho first of the month.
Aug. 27. An oily-tongued woman
who declares ray wife has one of the
most glorious voices she ha3 ever
heard took dinner with us this evening.
She is Mrs. Inez Graves-Dawson. She
goes about the country putting on
amateur theatricals for "charity." She
told us at dinner that she hoard about
my wife before she reached the city
and about her talents. My wifo nat
urally is much flattered. She has ac
cepted one of the leading parts. My
wife has been taking on weight lately,
and I suggested that ehe would be in
glaring contrast to some of the young
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er and more lithesome of the ladies
who were to be identified with the af
fair . But she said it would nover do
for her to say that she was too old to
take the part, or that she was too fat.
In one scene she Is supposed to do a
sort of gliding dance with a young
fellow. I was Just thinking if she
should happen to lose her balance In
one of the quick turns. Horrors!
Weight, 215; age, 42.
(To be Continued.)
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be made this year. The Government
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give them annual vacation with full
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Rochester, N, y., with its thorough
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