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THE ROCK ISIiAND ARGUS, MONDAY. MAY 23, 1910.
Published -Dally and Weekly at MM
Second avenue.- Rock Island. 111. lEn
fcwed at ' the pontpfflce aa second-class
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tion. ' No such article wlU t printed
ever fictitious alg-naturea.
' Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
Monday, May 23, 1910.
The latest , is, artificial milk.
Wouldn't It make you eour?
V' - -
S.Buffalo Bill says "God removed the
Indians." Still Bill helped some.
. If you have an automobile place ft
to the use of the old soldiers Memorial
If they keep up that Ballinger inves
tigation much longer somebody will
lose his temper.
" Despite rts ; queer movements, the
comet doean't'seem to have wandered
from Its orbit bo far as the national
The veterans n Rock Island should
Hot be obliged to walk In the Memorial
iflay parade. There are enough auto
mobiles in town for all.
Hon. James W. Johnston, a former
well known resident of Pittsfield, Pike
county, is a candidate for congress
from the Second congressional district
The Philadelphia North American
thinks it may not have been generos
ity on T. R.'s part to have given the
comet a chance. Perhaps he wanted
to let the -people see for themselves
what a cheap show the comet is.
It Is a pretty mess In which Taft
finds himself. It wasn't a nice thing
In Kerby to tell, perhaps, but the part
that is embarrassing to the president
Is that be had so much to tell that it
. wasn't intended the public should know.
It is really wonderful how truth will
The story of a train in the south which
created a sensation by appearing to
arrive in time, but which proved to be
the train of the previous day, has been
beaten to a frazzle by the train which
has Just arrived at Salt Lake from Los
Angeles, about four months and a half
behind time. This train, however, is
able to plead circumstances over which
it had no control as the reason for its
tardiness. It has been marooned at
Caliente since the disastrous washout
at the beginning of the year.
The Trust Buster.
The Mail Order Journal opines that
advertising is the only- genuine trust
buster., It says:
"If you want to be sure that your
business is not backed into the corner
Df some big combination, your insur
ance lies in advertising.
"Because advertising is the direct
.method of going straight to the con
sumer your final customer.
"But if you stop and hesitate, you
may wake up to find that someone
else has come in and reaped your har
vest. - "And the beauty about it is that you
can commence small, in a restricted
territory, and increase gradually as
your means Justify."
Champ Clark tor Speaker.
It grates unpleasantly upon ears
democratic, independent or otherwise,
to hear of captious opposition to Champ
Clark for speaker in case the demo
crats carry the congressional election
tn November. ' --.
Measured . by courage, candor and
fidelity, says the New York American,
there 13 not a man in the democratic
ranks who will deserve better things
of a triumphant democracy than the
present minority leader of the house
'! Stalwart and unflinching, stout of
heart and firm of faith, the gallant
Missourlan has held the helm through
all the floundering of the democratic
ship through heavy seas. No man ever
beard him utter a note of discourage
ment, and his -voice has rung clarion
Clear in defiance to party enemies and
In inspiration to party friends through
the dark days of the decade behind
: His character has been a shield
and his loyalty a buckler to his be
v leaguered camp when qualities like his
were in obscuration everywhere.
'. It would be not less unwise than un
grateful for the democracy in its hour
of triumph to turn its back upon the
leader whose high, brave spirit has
been its excellent asset In adversity.
The honors paid Florence Nighten
gale on her 91st blrhtday last week
Serve to recall how brief haa been the
period during which the sick have had
the benent or competent nursing, on
which " their recovery ' so largely . de
pends. -- It is impossible to conceive of mod
ern, medical practice without the aid
pf trained nurses. Their efficiency has
undoubtedly been an important factor
in the increased curability of diseases.
Yet buf little more than half a cen
tury has -elapsed since Miss Nighten
gale set out- for the Crimea on the
mission which was to revolutionize
hospital work, and ft was not until
1872 that the first class of trained
nurses was graduated from the Belle
vue training school. '
From these ' small beginnings has
grown within a generation the great
humanitarian profession for women
for which they have shown a special
aptitude and to which they are at
tracted in annually increasing num
ber.. Nursing is one of the most lucra
tive of women's occupations, one of
the most responsible and one calling
for Intelligence of a high order, the
dut'es of a trained nurse under the
present requirements of the profession
making her the physician's deputy at
the sick bed. .
The influence of the woman whom
England as also the civilized world
honors beyond perhaps all others, has
extended to every sick room. She
gave to the afflicted a new lease of
life and to her sex a noble vocation,
The Week's News.
The proceedings in congress, the
progress of developments-in England
under the new sovereign and events
connected with the visit of Theodore
Roosevelt in London will continue dur
ing the coming week as leading sub
jects of news and comment.
The death of King Edward will re
sult in the curtailment of the custom
ary festivities attending the celebra:
tion of Empire day throughout the
British empire tomorrow, though the
day will be observed in Canada with
public exercises and by the dedication
of several statues and memorials.
New England will observe the 100th
anniversary of the birth of Margaret
Fuller (Ossoli) the rare literary gen
ius who -was a member of the celebra
ted "Brook Farm" community, and the
story of whose life and death has been
preserved In Hawthorne's tale of the
The suit brought by the state of Ok
lahoma to dissolve the Waters-Pierce
Oil company under the Oklahoma anti
trust law Is set down for trial in "the
district court at Enid for today. The
state expects to show that the company
is a subsidiary of the Standard Oil
company and that its operation is in
restraint of trade.
Wednesday will mark the centennial
of the birth of Argentine independ
ence, or the 100th anniversary of the
beginning Of the struggle which result
ed in the emancipation of the South
American republic from Spanish dom
ination. The centennial is to be mada
an occasion for holding a notable ser
ies of expositions and international
conferences in Buenos Ayres, the Ar
gentine capital.' The celebrations,
which will be participated in by rep
resentatives of the nations of the
world, will begin next week and con
tinue over the ensuing six months.
May 23 in American
1VS3 Ja uacs Otis, patriot orator of the
Revolution, killed by lightning at
Andovor. Mass.; born 1725.
1S10 Sarab Margaret Fuller, tran
scendental writer who became
Marcbiouess d'Ossoll. born In
Cbambersport, Mass.; drowned off
Long Island IRoO.
1S24 General Ambrose E. Burnside,
eminent Federal soldier and Unit
ed States senator from Rhode Is
land, born: died 1SS1.
100O Francis Bicknell Carpenter, not
ed portrait artist, fame'd for his
J painting of the "Emancipation
Proclamation," died; born 1S30.
YOUNG TEACHER IS KILLED
Man Insists That Miss Minnie Adlers
of-Princeville Shot Herself. -
Peoria, 111., May 23. Miss Minnio
Adlers, 20 sears old, a school teacnei
of Princeville, 111., was found dead in
the Metropolitan hotel yesterday
morning with three bullet holes in her
body, j One bullet had pierced her left
lung and the other two her hejirt.
S. T. Easterly of Chillicothe, 111., who
has known the woman for a year, is
being detained by the authorities.
Easterly and Miss Adlers came to
Peoria on Saturday. According to the
story told by Easterly, the girl spent
most of the night in trars. He says he
arose prior to the shooting and went
to a buffet below. He was absent for
about 15 minutes and when he return
ed he discovered the body.
Kindness of Editor Gets $10,00.0.
Sterling, 111., May 23 For "kind
ness rendered," the will. of the late
Abbie L. Myers bequeaths to Frank
Greenleaf of Savanna, 111., editor of the
Journal at that place, the sum of $10,
000, , He was not a relative of the tes
June 14 for Flag Day.
Springfield, 111., May 23. Governor
Deneen has issued a proclamation set
ting apart Tuesday, June 14, as flag
day for 1910. On that day he urges
that the national flag be displayed on
all public buildings, school houses, bus
iness houses and homes.
Special Train on the Chicago, Milwau
kee & St. Paul Railway Account
of G. A. R. Reunion.
A special train on the Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul railway will be
run from Rock Island to Freeport, 111.,
and return on Tuesday. May 24, for
the accommodation of those attending
the annual encampment of the depart
ment of Illinois, Grand Army of the
Republic. Leaves Rock Island at 6 a.
m. : Moiine 6:15 a. m.; East Moline
S:25 a. m.; Savanna 8:10 a. m.; Mt.
Carroll 9:35 a. m., stopping at all In
termediate stations, arriving at Free
port 9:30 a. m. Returning train will
leave Freeport at 10 p. m. Ono fare
and one-half for the round trip from
Rock Island and Intermediate stations
in Illinois with a minimum fare of $1.
Tickets on sale May 22, 23, 24 and 25,
with final return limit May 28. .Fur
ther particulars can be obtained from,
local agents, or F. A, Miller, general
passenger, agent, Chicago. ;
TAG DAY BRINGS
$900 TO CHARITY
Returns Would Have Been
Larger but for Unfavorable
Money Will lie Appropriated Between
Associated Charities and
Tag day netted $900, a goodly sum
considering the handicap of unfavor
able weather conditions which prevent
ed the stay-at-homes visiting the shop
ping centers. The ladies who labored
all through Saturday in gathering in
the mites to aid them in carrying on
charity work in the city held their
final meeting Saturday evening at the
New Harper, which was the headquar
ters for the workers, and the money
collected was counted and turned over
to the secretary-treasurer, Miss Mary
"We want to thank the good people
of the city for their liberality." Mrs.
W. H. Whisler, chairman of the tag
day organization, stated. "We feel in
debted particularly to the newspapers
for the publicity they gave our cause,
to the various organizations for their
cooperation, to the Tri-Clty Railway
company for permitting our collectors
access to their cars during the day,
and to the management of the New
Harper for giviig us the use of the
hotel for a headquarters. The people
of the city who helped us can rest as
sured that the money will be Judicious
Public Alnnys Ready.
Tag day has become an annual af
fair in Rock Island, and it Is looked
forward to with a helpful view by the
public. The best evidence of this Is
the fund that yearly is raised through
the efforts of the good women who de
vote themselves so unselfishly and en
thusiastically to the work. It is not
the most pleasant duty for a woman
or girl to stand on the street corners
and go through 'the stores and shops
and street cars in quest of contribu
tions of money from persons the ma
jority of whom are strangers to them.
For the time being they must throw
aside their dignity and sensitiveness
and refuse to see frowns or hear re
bukes, if any there be, taking compen
sation and consolation from the Met
that they are performing a labor of
love for humanity. It is a noble sac
rifice that these women make every
year in Rock Island, and the public in
dicates it3 sympathy and appreciation
in a generous response from its purse.
Organisations Join Hand.
Tag day was directed Jointly by the
Associated Charities and the Helpers'
circle of King's Daughters. Tho for
mer is the central charity organization
of the city, and has been for years.
Its most recent undertaking is the es
tablishment of an Association house,
on Seventeenth street, from which it
dispenses charity to the needy and de
serving of the city. Here are center
ed the offices of the Associated Chari
ties and ' the Humane society, both
working in conjunction with each otn
er, a most practical combination of
effort directed toward the aid of hu
man and animal. At this Association
house there are reading and lounging
rooms for, working girls; there are
classes in sewing, cooking, etc. A por
tion of the tag day fund will be ap
plied on furnishing this house. Dur
ing the year the Helpers' circle of
King's Daughters has established a
sanatorium in South Rock- Island for
the care and treatment of tuberculosis
patients a most worthy work. The
young women of this organization
quietly have been dispensing charity
In the city for years, and the tubercu
losis-sanatorium is only one of its
commendable works of that character.
The Helpers circle also -w ill share in
the returns of Saturday's effort.
SECOND JOINT BANQUET
Physicians and Druggists of County
. to Meet at Moiipc Club.
The Rock Island County Medical
society ana the Rock Island County
Druggists' association will hold their
second annual joint meeting and ban
quet at the . Moline club next Friday
evening. Every drug store In the
county will close in the- evening of
that day to allow all the members
of the association to attend the meet
ing. There will be plates for lftO
guests , at the banquet. There will
be a program of speeches.
A clear brain and
Steady, dependable nerves -Can
win wealth and fame
For their owner. .
Clear-headedness and &
Strong", healthy body
Depend largely on the
Right elements in
Regular food and drink.
Coffee contains caffeine -A.
Postum is rich, in the" ,
Gluten and phosphates that
Furnish the vital energy
That puts "ginger" and
Into body and brain.
"There's a Reason."
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through the dirt, hundreds of workmen are busy preparing the foun
dation for New York's new municipal building, which will be the
tallest public building In the world. The top of its tower will be
fully 600 feet above the street level. Each of Its 21 main floors will have
an office area of nearly one acre. Its total usable area being In excess of
1.200,000 square feet. The contractors promise that the foundation work
will be done by August 1 and that the building will be erected and ready for
the decorators January 1, 1912.
The Argus Daily Short Story
Quick Work. By Theresa C. Holt.
Copyrighted. 110, by Associated Literary PresaL
"Your honor, said Peter Hardman's
attorut-y. uddressing the judge in tho
chancery court, "this is a case where
Joel Hardniau, who was married twice,
left his property, supposed to be worth
$300,000. to his only child.- Peter, by
his first wife, with tht. provision: If
Frances H.-trdman, his ouly child by
his second wife, should marry before
she comes to be twenty years old and
should have male issue before coming
ty the age of twenty-8ve, then the
property is willed to her, she being
commanded to pay to said Peter Hard
man, her. half brother, the sum of
$1,000 a year so long as he lives. Said
Frances Ilardman was born on the 5th
of May. 1S00. This is the Stb of May.
1910. and she Is past twenty years old.
She Is not yet married and does not
claim to be married. Peter Ilardman
claims the property as the rightful heir
uiidor the will."
"Your honor." said the opposing
counsel, rising. "1 represent Frances
"IS THIS MAN TODB HUSBAND?"
Ilardman In this case and can give a
reason for this singular instrument.
Joel Ilardman knew his son Peter to
be profiisate and unfit to take care of
the property -he Joel bad been a life
time accumulating. lie therefore In
tended by the will to encourage bis
daughter Frances to marry with a
view to transmitting It in the female
line. Peter Ilardman is considerably
older than bis half sister and at their
father's death took possession of bis
papers, including the will. My client
dors not appear to have been inform
ed of its contents: indeed, she was but
fourteen wbon her father died and
fell under the care of her brother. It
was only yesterday that she was In
formed that today, three days after
the expiration of the limit of lime 'al
into - the rock and digging down
lowed her by the will to marry, her
brother was about to claim the In
heritance. She petitions that. In view
of this want of knowledge of the re
quirements of the will," the time be ex
tended." "Do I understand." asked the Judge,
"that Peter Ilardman Is charged with
having used fraud to secure the prop
erty?" "Doubtless fraud has been practiced,
but since it would be difficult to prove
fraud no such charge enters formally
Into this suit."
"Then the will must stand as it Is.
The court has ho power to alter it by
extending the time allowed Frances
Ilardman to marry. I understand that
to fulfill Its conditions your client
should have been married by noon of
the Ctb. and this is the Stb."
"It is true that the will enjoins upon
my client tbat she shall marry on or
before the day that she is twenty
years old. or the 5th of May. but I
have examined the will and have
found that by a codicil she bus been
allowed three days grace. In other
words, the time Is extended to this
day. the Stb of May. at 12 noon. It
is now 11. An hour, your honor will
admit, is too short for any woman to
select a husband."
"There Is no such codicil in the will,
your honor." Interposed the opposing
counsel. "1 have examined It careful
ly and have never seen it."
The will was produced, and in an
Inconspicuous place it was fonnd.
written In a small hand, and was
what Frances' attorney claimed It to
be. Peter Ilardman. who had evident
ly failed to find it, moved uneasily in
his sear. Then he looked at the clock
and seemed to take courage.
During this legal debate Emery Hale.
a young lawyer student, who was at
tending court in pursuance of his
studies, sat on one of the outside
benches. Ills attention was fixed upon
the singular position of the legatees,
and especially one of them. Frances
Ilardman. who was ia court. Young
Hale marked the contrast between her
and her half brother. Peter Hnrdman
bore the stamp of dissipation. Frances
would have served as a model for a
Madonna. She nppeared to tbe young
lawyer to be Just the person to be
swindled by ber profligate brother.
Hale was interested in tbe case both
as a matter of Jurisprudence and as a
matter of sympathy with the girl. In
an hour $300,000 would pass from her
to her undeserving brother. How
could the matter be staved off? Sud
denly a resolution took possession of
him. He would claim the girl .as bis
wife. The court must give him time
to prove bis marriage with Frances
Hardman. It, was but a subterfuge
and would not fulfill tbe conditions
of the will because be was not. as he
proposed to claim, the husband of the
legatee. But It would delay handing
the property over to Peter Hardman
and might give opportunity for a com
promise. Rising, in a clear, firm voice
"Your uoiiur, 1 claim Frauce: Hard
in an for my wife."
If a bomb had fallen in the center
of tbe courtroom It could not have oc
casioned greater surprise. Peter Hard
man lost bis color, and bis counsel sat
wondering whether the claim could be
substantiated or was only a trick of
k opposing counsel. He glanced at. his
opponent and saw even greater aston
Isbment on bis face than there was In
himself. The Judge awakened from
the lethargy of an overworked man.
"Have you the proofs of your mar
riage with you?" asked the Judge of
"I have not, your honor." .
"How long would It take to procure
and present them here In court?"
"That I cannot tell., It might be a
few days, a few weeks or a few
"At what date do yon claim to have
married Frances Ilardman ?"
"To answer that question I 6hall
have to refer to papers that are not
now In my possession."
The Judge turned to Frances.
"Is this man your husband?"
"I object" said Frances' counsel. T
desire time to confer with my client."
The objection was sustained, and the
lawyer, going over to Frances, con
versed with her earnestly, but In whis
pers. "Is the man your husband?"
"Not to my knowledge"
"Do yon remember any marriage
ceremony, even In play, that has ever
been performed between you and any
"Have yon any idea as to what Is his
object In claiming you as his wife?"
The lawyer thought a few moments,
T think I have an Inkling of what It
all means. He la a fine looking young
fellow. Isn't he?"
"It may be necessary for me to make
a bold stroke, or. rather, to follow up
what I believe is a bold stroke of his
own. If I ask you any question be
fore the court answer, in the affirma
tive. Will you do so?" -
"My case Is in your bands. I will
act aa you Instruct."
Very good. Now I shall Interview
the young man who claims to be your
Going to Hale, the lawyer asked him
his object in making a claim he could
not substantiate. Hale gave his rea
sons. ' ' m
"Who are you?" asked the attorney.
"I am Emery Hale, son of Judgo
Hale of the superior court."
"The deuce you are! I know your
father well. I have tried many a case
The lawyer took out his watch.
"Half past 11," he said. "Something
must be done and done quickly. Leave
the rest of the matter to me and main
tain your claim."
Returning to the table on which was
spread out his books and papers, the
attorney . called Emery Hale to the
"Ton 6ay," be said, nbat this wo
man is your wife?"
"Tbat will do. Call Frances Hard
man." Frances took tb stand. Most of her
color had left ber face, and her bosom
was heaving tnmultuously.
"Tour name?" asked tbe lawyer.
"Your ag 7"
"I am twenty years old."
"Please take notice, your honor, that
my client Is of legal age." Then, turn
ing to Frances again, he said. "Is this
man." pointing to nale. "your hus
band?" The blood rajbed tnmultuously Into
the girl's face. She hesitated, cast a
glance at Hale, lowered her eyes to
the floor and said In a low voice:
At this moment the object of these
questions and answers got into the
head of the opposing counsel. Jump
lug to bis feet, be cried:
"I object r"
"You may sustain or refuse to sus
tain tbe objection, your honor, as you
like." said his opponent. "It makes no
differeii-e In this case. My client has
complied with the conditions of her
father's will. She has been legally
married to Emery Hale and Is now
Frances Hardman nale. I do not
think your honor or any one else will
deny that in uccordntice with tbe laws
of the laud when n man In presence
of witnesses acknowledges a woman
to be his wife and she acknowledges
him to be ber husband they are mar
ried." The lawyer who objected threw him
self back In his chair with an execra
tion, und his client, who by this time
was coining to understand what had
leendone. was muttering curst-s.
When the denouement was understood
by the spectators there was u cheer
which the Judge found It difficult to
repress, and nothing would do but that
the bride and groom should appear
side by side, wheu there was u re
newal of the uproar.
The Improvised marriage turned out
to be a very happy One. showing that,
whether we take years or minutes to
consider so important a fitsp, we are
ntlll In the hands of fate.
John D. Rockefeller would go broke
if he should spend his entire income
trying to prepare a better medicine
than Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy for dlarrhoes, dys
entary or bowel complaints. It is sim
ply impossible, and so says every one
that has used it Sold by all druggists.
bysoaking in suds of
Saves the wear of the usual
rubbing, boiling method
Tbr 7VfCAJ M. SMITH
Q.ETTING what's coming doesn't look
like Justice when you are the re
cipient and the score la on tbe wrong
We choose our friends, but some
times it is a hard matter to overcome
the bad results of tbe choice.
Sometimes It is hard to agree with ft
man's political views and still keep
your self respect. t
Being win nay
be dignified, but
it Isn't popular.
It la easier to
get busy than It
is to be prepared
for the conse
quences. Soma persons
waste a. lot of
time working be
cause they don't
know .what elaa
It Is etury enough to begin at th foot
of the ladder when oace the ladder ha -
Having many friends la something of
a drawback when your purse la light
and anniversary celebrations numer
ous. Plenty of brawn and muscle make
almost any proposition look easy.
The man who really known bis buaV
ness attends to it
Choioe of Directions.
Back to tho farm I
Go to It.
You will be wlcomca
When you report.
Luck on your venture,
Joy In tha toll.
Health as you wreatl
There with the sou.
That is your ticket. .
Vote it and fret
Freedom from worry.
Freedom from debt.
Peace and contentment.
Plenty of air.
Food that Is wholesome
Meals that are square.
Fool with the chickens,
P'.ay with the calf.
Tick; the garden
That it may laugh
Have your excitement
That will drive worry
Out of your mind.
Leave your perplexing
Maps and designs.
What? win I join ywif
We'.i. hardly that.
1 will go this way;
You may go that.
I've been against It,
All of the pleasures
Going with land.
Maybe a visit
Later I'M pay,
I3t it will nardly.
Be for a stay.
While It Is charmlr.
An-.r-ie and free.
Back to the cltyl
That will do me.
"Ever bnr grand opera?"
"No. What M it like?"
"Say, If I could describe it do you
think I would be wasting my time try
ing to enllphtea you? I would be cut
ting ber off at about a thousand a
"Do you enjoy tshiajrV"
"Not a bit."
' "I do."
"Weil, you see. I am not a cood liar."
"It is a shame "
"What's a shame?"
"The way those hoodlums are aO
What are they doing?"
Hooking the cradle of liberty."
"Clrcumst.tnoes alter cases."
"Maybe: Well. I should say the
"Rut not nearly ro much as tbe at
torney for the defense does."
"Why are the young foolish?"
"Why. tbink how embarrassing It
would be to the mature If the poor
things were anything else."
"I notice Old Sokum has tralEhtea
ed up some."
'Yes: he has made a great discov
ery." "What is that?"
"That water isn't poison."
".Tones has pot to po to work."
"What's the mnttcr now?" ,
"His wife refuses to support Wm
"Some women are 6o heartless.
Warpsd, but Direct
"Toll me tLe straight of It." sold the
irato bank president.
"The Ktrnifht of It." said the trem
bling clerk, "is that I nave been crook
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