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THE ROCE ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1010.
DaI "1 Weekly at 1624
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BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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ehti '0mmnncMon of argumentative
. " iwisioua, must
nave real nam ...
on. -No such articles will be printed
; over flctluoua signatures.
I Correspondence solicited from every
township in Hock UlmjM county
Saturday, February 5, 1910.
An exchange asks. Is New York pro
ivlnclal? The gay White way is usu
ally full of them.
The Illinois legislature plans now to
adjourn during the month unless un
foreseen circumstances arise.
A wealthy Englishman has married
jMiss Kinder, a New York telephone
Iglrl, probably because he Kinder liked
be a market for foreign cars in Amer
ica, and doubtless in a certain class a
market will always continue, but the
yearly increase of imports is small,
and the probability is that it will di
minish from this time on.
Can at Least Help.
Now that the farmers of the lower
end of the tounty have gone ahead
on their own responsibility, raised the
money and contracted for a surv-y
for an interurban to this city, the
least Koik Island can do is to give
its cooperation in the securing of the
necessary data. When the prospectus
is ready it should be pretty well e3'
tablished whether the line can be
made to pay and If It is it will thin
be time to help with the financial end.
In the meantime it is pertinent to in
quire what the local committee is
doing in the line of an independent
investigation of the same project.
ii- When you recall that Larry Shor
ty man talked to New York railroad mil
; jlionalres, you can understand why ha
i took a fall at waterways.
(v. With some of these massive-brained
I, editors who are trying to beat the Illi
? nois, supreme court out of its job, and
I - iwh are declaring the new primary
J law unconstitutional before it has been
J4 icompleted and made law, we suspect
,fijt.-all seriousness that the "wish is
jf -father of the thought'
ii The cold storage kings have caused
' a report to get out that they are losing
money because people refused to buy
zi eggs at the hisrh nrices. The storv is
i j& dubious one because the cold stor
i ;age men. have their fingers on the pub
. j ;lic poise and know when the price Is
;jtoo nigh .for their own selfish later
al estsand when too low.
l The Chicago Tribune, which makes
-a-point of guying rural journalism, yes
j 'terday ran something less than a third
,;iof a column on the front page under
a; Ithis heading: "Chicagoan Braves Death
i'jto Land 500 Pound Turtle; J. L. Stack
j Catches Giant Reptile with Small. Rod
iiad-Drives Prail Skift Through Florida
Ml Breakers. If a man residing any
I; where but in. Chicago had acoomplish
! ed that feat he would not have got so
l much as a look in on the Trib. col
p When an American becomes stfand
ed abroad, explains the New York
'.Tribune, and Is forced to throw hlm
self on the charity of the consular rep
s' resentative, he must confine his search
I - for aid to the American consulate. But
( the native of the Spanish speaking
l country who finds himself without
; funds in New York, Is more fortunate,
for here are 9 consulates where his Is
Ii the official language. This includes
'.Spain and the West Indies, Central
American and South American coun-
tries. For some time the officials of
iz these consulates . were much annoyed
tjby a few versatile adventurers who
i called on them for aid. The applicants
would' go from consulate to consulate,
each time changing their nationality
I I and their accent and phrasing, some
I : times passing successfully -as Venezu
' elans, Colombians, Bcuadoreans and
; Peruvians In a single day. One day a
l( negro native of Jamaica, who had learn -
some Spanish while working on the
j ! Panama canal, called at the Colombian
rfsulate in New York, and in Castil
lo flab, -strongly marked with a British
jj accent, asked aid on the strength of
f his Colombian citizenship. Besides the
prima facie evidence of his imposture,
jlthe negro made the mistake of giving
as his home a part of Colombia where
i there are no men of his color, so the
consul did not "give up."
; The Wheels Go 'Round.
? The development of the motor car
? j Industry in America has been so rapid
In the last five years that it has actu-
i 5 ally outgrown stausucs. ine iraue
) associations wnicn Keep in closest
; touch with the situation are unable to
i furnish adeuaqte figures of the produc-
. Hnn nf rara for the rjast two vears.
if Estimates compiled by both associa
jltions show that in the year 1910 it is
expected that 200,000 automobiles will
i be made la America,
'j . As near as estimates can make It,
there were proaucea in iau, iiw.uuu
Hears. This was an increase of 25,000
- plover the production of the previous
tjyear, when the output of cars in Amer
utic& was exactly doubled; 1907 practic
!aly doubled the output of 1906, and
i 1906 showed a gain of 60 per cent over
jlthe previous years production. In
( other, words, in the past five years the
output of cars has increased seven-fold,
J 2 while in 1910 the production planned
ls 13 times the number of cars made
" The manufacture of automobiles in
America in five years has not only ad
Jjvanced remarkably in numbers, but
f tTe improvement in the product has
. been even more striking. Five years
.;ago the European car markedly out
classed the. American-built machine.
ti-With the production of modern auto-
.mobile machinery and the increased
j iknowledge of metals, the American car
rj-is now built even better than the for--Tgn-made.
machine. Hand work em-
ployed- in foreign factories may pro
4uce a finer finish of Individual parts,
but the advance of American manufac
turing methods and American design
has more than counterbalanced this
, foreign advantage. There continues to
A Children and Health.
It is a lucky child who happens to
pick out parents who have sensible
views regarding children's health.
There are parents who needlessly
"dope" their children every time they
sneeze or complain. There are others
who constantly "nag" their children,
and keep them busy in-doors when
they are not in school. Then there are
those who appreciate the fact that the
three things which contribute most to
nicking sickly children healthy and
keeping them in good health, are:
Plenty of sleep. .
Plenty of fresh air.
And the latter of course is very
essential, and a point to be more par
ticularly considered, because many
parents unconsciously are careless
There are parents who fear to let
their children play out doors in winter.
A child properly dressed,, is safer out
door than in, for confinement in the
house without the fresh air which
children moat need, is conducive to all
sorts of ailments.
An eminent physician of Chicago
says, "next to pure air there Is proba
bly no single influence so mightily in
fluencing child growth and health as
sunlight. Children are just as depend
ent upon s"unlight for health and
growth as are plants, and lack of sun
shine unerringly produces both plants
and babies which are pale, sickly and
emaciated. It is the glorious sun
snine that paints the bloom of health
upon the cheeks of both the bud and
the babe. The vital resistance of
babies and children against disease
Is largely proportional to the amount
of time they are able to spend out-of-doors
In the sunshine."
It may seem a small matter to be
discussing. You may pass It by with
a sigh of indifference, but perhaps you
are not as well and strong and. robust
as you might be. Perhaps you were
petted too much In the house and not
given your full quota of fresh air when
you were a child.
Give a child a healthy start That
strength and vigor so common to chil
dren who get plenty of air and exer
cise are assets In later life more to
be envied than gold or glory.
A Significant Victory.
Springfield Register: Republicans
all over the country will read the re
sult of the election in the Sixth Mis
souri district with alarm; democrats
Itj is indeed significant!
In the special election for congress
man to succeed David A. DeArmond,
held Tuesday in the Sixth district, C.
C. Dickinson, democrat, was elected
over Philip S. Griffith, republican, by
a plurality of 3,783.
It is estimated that 29,469 votes
were cast. This is about 90 per cent
of the vote of 1908, which was 34,902.
The result for Dickinson shows an in
crease over DeArmond's plurality of
1,623, with a decrease in the total vote
Tremendous effort was put forth by
the Taft administration to win this
fight. Secretary Nagel was sent into
the district by President Taft in an
effort to swing it. Governor Hadley,
the republican governor of Missouri,
stumped the district, arguing national
issues dealing with the tariff and other
big problems and calling the demo
cratic party a "party of negation." and
the republican party one of "progress.
The same old gags about "prosper
ity" were sprung In the same old way.
Republican congressmen from Mis
souri were called home to defend the
national administration on the tariff
The Importance of the result to the
republican party was not underesti
mated by the republicah leaders. They
knew that a defeat on these big na
tional issues which were clearly drawn
in this fight would reflect seriously
against their party and have a direct
bearing upon the congressional cam
paigns to 'be made all over the coun
try this fall.
The republicans were not only de
feated, hut th9 reverse was a crush
Representative DeArmond, the pop
ular and powerful Missouri congress
man, who met an untimely death some
time ago, and because of whose death
this special election was made neces
sary, was elected the last time by a
plurality of 2,160 and a majority of 1,893.
Mr. Dickinson was elected Tuesday
by a plurality approximately 3,700!,
This result shows the drift of public
opinion. It shows what the temper of
the people is against a party which
repudiated its promises for tariff re
duction, which made promises of --e-lief
for the people and than pl.iycd
into the hands of the monopolists ty
Increasing the tariff burden which the
people have been compelled to bear
for years under "stand-pat" republican
This democratic victory In the
Sixth Missouri district is a crushing
defeat for the party of Taft and Id-
rich and Cannon.
It is a victory for the people. '
It will be followed by similar vic
tories all alonK the line this fall!
PROBABLE NEW GOVERNOR GENERAL OF CANADA
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OTTAWA, ONT. The people of Canada have heard with considerable satisfaction the report that Earl Car-!'
rington has been selected to succeed Earl Grey as governor general of the dominion. The change. It Is i
expected, will be made very soon, formal announcement of the appointment being looked for dally. Earl
Carrlngton, Is joint hereditary lord great chamberlain of -England and has been president of the board of'
agriculture of that country since 1905. He was governor of New South Wales from 18S5 to 1890. and from
1S92 to 1895 he was lord chamberlain of the royal household. During this period King Edward took ' a great
liking to the earl and ever since they have been on such intimate terms that It Is said when they are alone
together Carrlngton can, with perfect Impunity, slap his sovereign on the back, and even call him by his first
name. Earl Carrlngton Is 65 years old and was educated at Eton and Cambridge. He owns about 23,000
acres of land and Is a liberal In politics. '
The Argus Daily Short Story
Through a Telescope By F. A." Mitchel. '-
Copyi-lghted, 1910. by Associated Literary Press.
If you go to Interlaken It Is quite
possible you may see the man who told
me this story. You will find him
standing almost any day when the at
mosphere Is transparent and the glori
ous Jungfrau looms up beautifully Id
a notch between two of the foothills,
standing beside the main street of the
town, showing the mountain through
his telescope to tourists at half a franc
a "look." I do not mean to say that
he put the facts at the bottom of his
yarn together as a story. Nevertheless
they are a story, and it Is my part to
arrange them in proper form. Here it
is as he told it to me, with certain
transpositions of mine necessary to Its
One day a few summers ago I was
standing here showing people the
mountain when a party came along
consisting "of a young girl and two
young men. The girl and one of the
young men were Americans. The other
young man, I judged from his accent,
was French. The American man was
a quiet, steady ldoking fellow. The
Frenchman was hands? me., with all.the
vivacity of the French people, while
the 'girl was one of your American
beauties. The names of all three I after
ward learned, and I shall never forget
them. The American ran was Archi
bald Wallace; the Frenchman v was
Jean Le Verian; the girl was Alice
"Oh, there is a telescope !" exclaimed
Miss Clark as she approached me.
"Do let's have a look."
With her American Impulse she put
her eye to the eyepiece, while I made
"Isn't it wonderful?" she "said en
thusiastically. "What beautiful slopes!
What awful gulfs! But it is fascinat
ing. I'm crazy to go up there."
The very next afternoon I was stand
ing here, as usual, waiting for people
to come ;slong aurt pay me -for a look
through my telescope, when, seeing a
mass of snow the mountain begin
ning to move, I put my eye to the
glass. After witnessing an avalanche
turning the glass about over the moun
tain I saw three figures, two men and
a woman, not far above the snow line.
My glass did not reveal their features.
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but I suspected they were the party
who had been with pe the dayf before.
I watched them fo soine time. Aft
er awhile I saw cue of the nien stroll
away -around a snow covered rock,
where he was screened from the oth
ers, and look over a clift. Then he
went part of the way back and, I fan
cied, called of course I could not hear
him to the other man. for the latter
went around the rock and joined him,
and the two stood on the edge of the
cliff together looking over. Suddenly
I saw one figure behind the other and
the front one fall over the cliff.
There was a steep incline at the
cliff's base of hard snow. The mo
ment the figure that had fallen struck
this snow I saw him glance, then sboot
down on the surface. lie passed be
hind a peak, aud when he again ap
peared I saw him still sliding. Then
he slid around a bend uud disappeared.
As soon as I was -convinced that I
should not soe him aaln I turned my
glass back to the oibcr figure. He was
running toward the woman. When he
reached her there was a pantomime
which indicated he was telling her
that the other man had fallen over the
clilT. But I knew very well that be
had pushed 'his friend or eumy, as
the case miht lie -over. While I
could not distinguish the woman's fea
tures, I knew by her motions that she
was terribly moved by the tragedy.
She went with (be remaining man to
the cliff, and the two seemed to be
looking down at its base to see if they
could get a glimpse of their compan
ion. Then they turned away and de
scended the mountain.
I was satisfied that one of the men
bad pushed the other over tha cliff
and that they were Wallace aud T.e
Verian, though I could not tell which
was the victim. I knew full well that
the matter would soon be reported and
resolved to keep my own counsel, cu
rious to know in what form the trng
edy would bo made known.
The same niht I heard that a terri
ble accident had harppued to a young
American Ftoppiu at the J. hotel.
I went there and got the story from,
the concierge. lie said that while a
Mr. Wallace, an American, was look
ing ever a cliff a crust of snow bad
given way underbills feet and he had
fallen 100 foet to the bottom. He had
! doubtless b-.?en killed. A party was be
ing made up to go the nest day tn lool
for hi b?! y.
Making further Inquiries. I learned
that he had gone up the mountain side?
with a Jean Le Verian, a Parisian, and
a Miss Clark of Philadelphia. While
I was permitting people to tell me
about what I knew much more thau
they, Le Verian passed me. lie lookci!
very somber, as one might be expecteo
to appear who had witnessed the trag
edy he bad reported. I tried to de
tect the look cf a villain In his face,
but failed. Either he was not. guilty,
as I supposed, or he carried the con
sciousness of his guilt so well that 11
would not betray him.
The next morning I joined the party
that set out to find Wallace's body, my
object beins to follow, if possible, the
oute he would be forced over and to
letermine whether he could have e
raped with his life. Having reached
the bottom of the cliff, the party were
surprised to find no traces of the body,
and we all followed the Incline to the
point where' it had disappeared from
my view. A short distance beyond
this there was a fork
route, one branch lead
rise, upon, attaining: vihlcb. lie would
In the possible
ig to a gradual
have soon stopped; the other leading
to the edge of a crevasse into which
he would have fallen to an unknown
Every member of the party agreed
that. Wallace ruut have slid Into the
crevasse. As f'" . I said nothing,
thinking the clu.a".j either way were
even. We returned fb Interlaken, and
the party reported the result of their
investigations, with tire opinion that
the body, being in the crevasse, could
not easily be recovered- I resolved to
await developments. If Wallace had
escaped we should hear from him with
in a reasonable time.
A few days later an old gentleman
came up o me while I was standing
beside my telescope and asked me If
the place from which the American
had fallen was visible from where we
stood. I assured him that It was and
directed my telescope toward It lie
put his eye to the glass and since it
was in the center of the field of view
seemed to recognize it at once.
"If any one had been looking through
your glass at the time the accident
occured, would be have seen it?" he
"Certainly," I replied.
"Can figures and faces be distin
guished up there through your tele
scope so as 1 1 know them?"
"Could you see an act In which two
figures were involved?"
"Not very clearly."
Something in the tnan'B voice was
familiar to me. As be turned and
faced me I saw that he was "made
up," as the theatrical people Bay. Then
something suddenly burst upon me.
Was It a droop of one shoulder? Wa
It the interest he had manifested In
the tragedy? I could not telL but I
knew the old man was young Wallace
"I was lokmg through my glass,"
I said, "when that tragedy occurred."
I felt a grip on my arm, and the man
was fairly glaring at me.
"Were you? What did yon see?" be
said, trying to master hla emotion.
I told him what I bad seen as I have
told it here. He would not permit me
to leave out the slightest detail. When
I had finished I added:
"You are Mr. Wallace, and you were
pushed over that cliff. I saw enough
to convince me that what I witnessed
was an attempted murder. Now tell
me cf the man's motive."
He told me that Miss Clark was an
American millionairess; that he had
known her at home and they had re
cently become engaged. In Paris Le
Verian had been Introduced to the
girl, had joined the party with whom
she was traveling and had been trying
to win her. Doubtless recognizing that
Wallace was the main obstacle In the
way of getting her and her millions,
he bad attempted to put him out of
Wallace had landed where I sup
posed he would land, being only shak
en up by the glance he had made at
the bottom of the cliff. Realizing that
if he accused Le Verian of trying to
murder him he would have no evi
dence of the fact, he bad disguised
himself and returned with a view to
watching his rival without being
known to him. He bad not yet made
himself known to Miss Clark, being
desirous to discover how (the felt to
ward his would be murderer. From
what he had observed he feared that
Le Verian was making some headway
in his suit, but could not telL His
fiancee had been apparently much
Having learned that I would be able
to testify, Mr. Wallace resolved to
make himself kuov.n to Le Verian
and Miss Clark. He came to see me
the next day and described the scene
as it occurred at the J. hotel. He had
taken a private parlor and sent a mes
sage to Le Verian and Miss Clark that
if they would come to the apartment
they would learn something of George
They came, the girl looking hopeful
ly anxious, the man very much agi
tated. Wallace, who was dressed as
an old man. threw off his disguise and
stood bofuro them as himself. The
girl started toward him with a cry and
foil in a swoon in his arms. The man
stoed looking like a serpent about to
strike a final blow .for life.
Wallace put out his hand and touch
ed a bell. Le Verian stood trembling
like a leaf. A waiter entered, aud
Wallace told him to call the proprietor.
He came, and Wallace declared him
self to be the missing American and
denounced Le Verian as his would be
At that moment Miss Clark came to
herself and heard his accusation.
I never learned what became of Le
Verian. I heard nothing about a trial
and inferred that Mr. Wallace nnLhis
fiancee shrank from prosecuting him.
But the next summer while I was
showing the Jungfrau to some tour
ists I beard a familiar voice say:
"Can you show me the cliff from
which Wallace, the American, fell?"
I turned. There stood Mr. Wallace
himself with the American girl on hla
"Mrs. Wallace and I would like to
see the place." he added.
Hut the lady shrank away with a
shudder, and her husband failed to in
duce her to take even a glance.
Yes; I ror.de something' out of it.
Wallace had given me money before
he left Ir.terlaken and gave me more
when he returned. I invested it in
some American securities he recommended."
Feb. 5 inL American.
1722 John Wirherspoon. "signer."
born: died 1704.
1725 James Otis, patriotic orator and
writer, born: killed by lightning
May 23. 17S3. ;
190.1 Henry Laurens Dawes, former
United States senator from Massa
chusetts, died: born 1S17. '
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CHANGE OF ANGLE.
7"OTJ may have noticed that tha man
- For law has great respect
And wants to see It all enforced.
Though fortunes should he wrecksd.
Unless lxi getting these results . .
He tumbles in its net.
And then he isn't quite so sura
It's safe on that to bet.
If he can see his neighbor trlmmedj
In very proper style
Because he cracked an ord Inane
lie's pretty apt to smile,
Eut when the tall policeman comes
And says. "Old man. you're It"
At such oftlclounnens fis that
He almost throws a fit.
It all depends, as you may ruees.
On where his Interests rert
Just how he wants the law enforced
"When brought down to the test.
The man who robs tils chicken coop
The deepest dregs should drink.
But when he breaks a law hlmelf
lie thinks It ought to wink.
Though he should organize a trust
Or go In a combine.
He doesnt think the law should rise
And soak him with a fine.
But if a highwayman should say,
"Hold up your hands, old sportl"
He'd want to see the limit fixed
By some discerning court.
"What Is the matter with you?
"Let me give you a pill.
"What Is It good for?"
"Then why should I take It?
"If you don't know what aCs yon
and I don't know what this pill In
good for it seems to me that the two
would go well together."
"He has money to burn.
"And does he burn it?
"lie wouldn't haTe It If he did
Hard to Please.
"It is 6o hard to pay a compliment
to a fat woman."
"Tell her she is getting so thin that
6he ought to call a physician."
"No; she would know that was Cat
tery." "Then say that she is all wool and
Best of All.
The golfing- girl Is pretty.
There Isn't any doubt.
In country or in city
She turns all beads about.
The skating maid is charming
As o'er the Ice she darts.
'' It really Is alarming
She breaks so many hearts.
t These maidens all are fleeing
And never are at rest.
We cannot hplp agreeing
The hired girl In best.
"Many fools get into trouble.
'I have noticed that myself."
"What is the good of them?'
"Other fools help them out."
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No UseVor Them.
"I am always looking out for cheap
"Well, when I run across cheap peo
ple I always void them."
"Ma, are j-ou and pi one?"
"Of course we are."
"Then does that make yourself two?"
That she should carkl as she does
Occasions no surprise.
No wonder that she makes a fuss
When eggs are In the tskies.
"I should hate
to be always
"It puts one in
Getting a living is the lirt impulse
with the most of us. and we are prone
to think that the end justllk-s the
You can't be everywhere all the
time. That U the reason you often
get talked about.
Making money is the easiest way to
earn a living.
There are lots of people who lecome
hopelessly mediocre from their' much
A doctor's orders Fvm good, sensi
ble and much to bo le.Jrrd as long as
It Isn't you to whom tby are applied.
A beauty doctor may got rich, but
she doesn't do it trying to be beauti
ful. TfirtrjT a good fellow has" its draw
backs, but if It ''in't the forward im
pulse would scon cause it to lo?e sight
An attack ofhe grip is often ."oi
lowed by a persistent conqh. which to
many proves a great annoyance.
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been extensively used and with good
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