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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 1910.
T. R, AN EDITOR?
Failure of W. J. Arkell to Get
Control of New York Sun
EX-OWNER OF JUDGE TALKS
With Former President in Charge Pa
per Would Have Been Thorn
. in Side of Wall Street.
W. J. Arkell of Canajoharle, N. Y
former owner of Judge, the humorous
weekly, admitted the other night that
he had attempted to bay the New York
Snn and his hope had been to have
Theodore Roosevelt as editor. He
- "I am disappointed that my negotia
tions with the Laffan estate did not
succeed. I am not sure we should a)-
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llcanism in Wall street. But I think
we should have bad a big thing. There
is no doubt people would have wanted
to see what - Colonel Roosevelt said
Expensive Cable Message to Africa.
Rumor has it that the negotiations
with Mr. Roosevelt were nearly com
plete and that Mr. Arkell's cable mes
sages to Africa cost him over $900.
Mr. Arkell laughed when asked If that
You can say," he replied, "that Colo
nel Roosevelt was asked, if you like
I won't say any more than that. Of
course it is obvious the Sun would be
an ideal pulpit for him from which
to address the world."
Mr. Arkell was .sked about a pub
lished report that an agreement had
been come to with the executors to
buy the Interest of the late W. M. Laf-
fan In the Sun for $2,000,000, that a
discussion ensued as to what the pol
icy of tbe paper would be under its
new proprietors and that when it was
learned that Colonel Roosevelt was to
have control the sale was declared off.
"That is not true." declared Mr. Ar
kell. "The truth is that I got in touch
with the Sun people, to purchase and
offered $2,000,000. They replied they
had refused $3,000,000. There our ne
"Later I may try again."
CLUB FOR THE HAPPY ALONE.
; If all your debts were paid
: how much would be left?
Perhaps not a solitary cop
per and yet just think of
the money that has passed
through your hands a little
of it saved would have made
a nice sum it's not too late
to begin better put a dol
" lar in this strong bank today.
4 Interest Paid
Those Who Can't Bo Properly Qsy Are
After Maurice Maeterlinck's poem
play in London a new woman's club
has been formed, which is called "The
Blue Bird." The membership of tbe
club is limited: in fact, the number of
members is cabalistic of one meaning
happiness. Tbe whole object of the
new London society is the pursuit of
Any members who after a test period
show that they are incapable of ap
preciating tbe art of being happy are
expelled from the club. Men will only
be admitted to the club precincts four
times a year, when dinners will be
given Just to show them how happy
and comfortable women can be with
out their assistance.
The clubhouse has been selected.
It win be redecorated with various
shades of blue, with the club emblem
of the blue bird of happiness every
where visible. Here, according to the
organizer, "any member can come and
do whatever makes her happiest. If
it Is a good cry she needs, she will be
encouraged to sob her heart out. If
she yearns to walk down the stairs
on her bands and knees she has our
permission to do it."
London is awaiting interesting de
velopments from this latest club.
HOT DOG IN VERY TRUTH.
Man Masticating Succulent 8uaantte
Bit en License Tag. '
G. E. Sewright of Los Angeles, Cat
ate a wlenerwnrst, commonly known
as a "hot dog," in a Los Angeles res
taurant the other day and at the same
time Botved the mystery of the disap
pearance of Miss Anna BeD's Scotch
In the wlenerwnrst that Sewright
was masticating with great pleasure
was tbe tag of Miss BelTs dog. No.
4413. Sewright was amazed when one
ef his molars crunched something me
tallic. He examined the little piece of
metal and saw it was a dog license
tag. Then the police were called In to
quell tbe riot Miss Bell said that she
lost tbe dog a few weeks ago.
Sewright has forsworn wieners, and
Miss Bell has canceled the reward she
offered for her dog.
Telegrams by Telephone.
The following announcement was
made the other day at Mew York by
Belvldere Brooks, general manager of
the Western Union:
"The president directs that, effective
at once, our offices be authorized to
open charge accounts with subscribers
of any telephone company with which
we have arrangements for the receipt
and delivery, of telegrams by tele
phone." This means that any Bell telephone
subscriber can call up tbe Western
Union and dictate a message to be
sent by telegraph, Tbe charges will
be rendered with the regular monthly
All the news all the time THE
All kinds of Steam and
Hot Water Boilers, Hot
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Ranges, no matter where
you bought them.
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Troopers Called to Quell Phil
adelphia Riots Are Dar
BEEN IN MANY FIGHTS
Consist Chiefly of American Army
Soldiers Who Have Proved
Pennsylvania's state constabulary,
or mounted police, who were called
upon recently to suppress the rioting
in Philadelphia brought about oy tne
street car strike, though not large in
nnmhoni. art considered to be a for
midable body of fighting men. , Expert
enced throush much service in varl
nus narts of the state and always in
the saddle, they are ready at all times
to answer where trouble calls them.
The constabulary was organized five
veers aeo under an act of the legis
lature and comprises four companies
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PBRMSTIiVAIA STATS OOKSTABUXiAKT.
or platoons. Each company Is made
up of a captain, lieutenant, five ser
geants and fifty privates, though at
present none of the companies has
its full quota. Each man before he
became a member of 'the force was
compelled to undergo a severe physical
and mental examination.
Only men between the ages of twen
ty-one and forty years are eligible to
the force. In organizing the troops
preference was given to discharged
United States army soldiers, and the
force is said to be made up almost ex
clusively of men who have seen serv
ice In the federal army. The service
equip meat of the men consists of car
bines, pistols of large caliber, sabers
and riot sticks. They ride black horses.
wear black uniforms and high black
helmets and carry riot maces, which
past service has shown they can use
with deadly precision. Married men
are not eligible to the force.
The state force Is commanded by
Captain John C. Groome, who carries
the title of superintendent and enlist
ed the force.
Muet Be Absolutory Fearless.
A prerequisite for membership In
the state constabulary is absolute fear
lessness. Two or three incidents il
lustrate this fact A writer tells of
the experience of a sergeant and ten
men at the Cornwall ore banks early
In March, 1906, where 600 foreigners
had Intimidated the sheriff and his
deputies and were driving the men
away from the fires In the furnaces:
"There was no time to get the horses
entrained, and the detail went whirl
ing to the scene of trouble in a ca
boose and engine. No sooner had they
arrived than the smallest man in the
bunch forced his way bodily Into a
crowd of angry aliens and grabbed a
big foreigner who bad pulled a gun.'
The prisoner showed fight, and his
friends offered to help him. The
trooper swung his stick Just onceK the
big fellow dropped, and the crowd ran.
Quelling a Mob at a Colliery. .
'At the Franklin colUery, near
Wilkesbarre, PaM strikers dispersed
a guard of deputy sheriffs and clubbed
and knifed a few workmen who bad
been taking coal from a culm bank to
keep up steam for the engines that
pumped water from the mines. . This
was as per agreement between oper
ators and miners. The mob, however,
beat these employees severely and
started out to wreck the colliery, when
small detail of mounted constabu
lary arrived. It was Just about dusk.
The sergeant asked the men to dis
perse, and they refused. He told them
they would get hurt If they didn't, and
they Jeered at him. The sheriff point
ed out two ringleaders, and the ser
geant asked them to step out and give
themselves up. This request was also
" Tell them I'm going to take them,'
said the sergeant to the Interpreter,
'and all those who want to have their
heads crushed will please 6tay right
where they are!
"Then tbe mounted men rode Into
the crowd, and the long locust sticks
irere laid right and left., The mob
tried to run, but it could not get away
from the horses. Franklin colliery will
not forget that sight for many a day.
When the troops rode back to their
barracks they had two badly damaged
prisoners handcuffed and walking be
When they are not keeping a watch
ful eye on strikers the men will do
general police work in their districts
and act as game, fish and .fire wardens.
SECOND DUEL IN 2 DAYS
Deputy Chiesa Wounds General di
' Cossato After 24 Assaults.
Rome. March 11. Deputy Chiesa
yesterday fought his second duel In
two days, the outcome of allegations
which he recently made In the cham
ber against the Baroness Siemens afid
the Duchess di Lltta. " The deputy
crossed swords with General Fecla dl
Cossato. After 24 assaults the general
was "wounded in the cheek, and the
,fcery ay "Brings Us Just So "Much
Closer ta ILaster
and iis time you Iv ere commencing to
plan your Nelv TLaster A ttire
Let Tie 3ee Hibe Help You
rT'TIIE'full range of correct Spring styles is ready the most
fashionable materials and the newest Spring colors are here
in abundance. More than 500 new Spring Suits to show you to
morrow and if you will take time to look through this great
exhibit' you will be just as enthusiastic over the beautiful styles
as we are, and you will better appreciate the importance of an
While our line is complete and comprehensive at all prices
up to $35.00, we want to particularly call your attention to the
unusual quality, style and workmanship in the suits shown by
us at the more popular prices
$10, $12.50, $15, $i8.75, $2o and $25
It's time now to st-lert
your New f prlng Hat. Eas
ter Is onTy three weeks
away and It Is best to gK
ready before the rush of
tbe last days.
Never have we mafo such
preparations in our mil
linery department and
right now the showing !s
at its best.
There are large hats and
small ones In different
shapes and styles by the
scores, and every color
and shade that's stylish.
The values are very at;
tractive and we specialize
on hats at popular price.
$2.50, $3.50 $5 00,
$6.75 and $10
Cloth and Silk Presses
Ute Spring Coats r Capes
Selections here are not confined to a few styles. We are showing
COATS In all the fashionable lengths of coverts, serges, diagonals,
checks, pongees many of them rubberized and water-proofed.
CAPES in new spring shades and materials. Same ruberized and
with hoods attached, making Ideal storm capes for March weather.
Misses Storm Capes at $2.75 and $3
Skirts, Waists, Petticoats, Slveaters, House Presses, Wrappers, -Kimonas,
Children's Coats, Capes and Dresses
can be seen here in a broader and more varied assortment of styles and materials than has ever
been our privilege to show you; all moderately priced.
Dresses that will at once win favor because of the many new style
effects, the new materials and light spring shades. The moderate
Pricing Is a notable feature, and no woman should deny herself one of
these popular dresses for spring wear S7.0 to S2o
The New Wash and Lingerie Dresses for Women
and Misses are in, the Prettiest Assortment You
Will See This Season.
Wanted Experienced Sales
women at once.
e 3ee Hibe
Cor. 2nd & Brady Streets,
of hfs adversary-and embracing him.
Deputy Chiesa greeted the general as
a soldier wso tought bravely in lSoiJ
for Italy's independence.
Sends in Phone Graft Bills.
New York, March 11. Mayor Gay
nor sent to District Attorney Whit
man yesterday the bills rendered the
city for telephones used in the homes
of the old aqueduct commissioners and
hitherto charged by them to depart
mental expenses. When the mayor
was asked if it is a crime for a city
official to hive a city-paid telephone
In his home, he answered that larceny
Is a crime.
Ttis Ippol-Spioesr ik.
will be your last chance to buy dependable Furniture
and House Furnishings and save 20. Our Big 20
Clearance Sale, the most successful we have ever con
ducted, ends Saturday night. You have All Day Sat
urday and Saturday Evening to take advantage of this
actual saving- : A ...
Every Price in Plain Figures
Look at the tag yourself take off 20 or 1-5 from
the price. If you Buy From Us you know positively
you are saving 20.
Kitchen Cabinet Mght
Everyone who has registered must be present. Doors
open from 7:30 to 10 p. m.
to come to our store
7:30 to 10 p. m.
and see if you will be the one to claim the Fivc.Piecc Orchestra.
50 Meil8Il CslMliet No Goods Sold During Opening
Jl 'Pleasure to Show Goods
Cash WnM riiH n r1 Cash
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duel ended by his Bhaklim the haod