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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, -MONDAY, MAY 30, 1910.
Published Dally and Weekir 16S
Second avenue. Rock Island, 111. En
tered at the pontoffice as second-class
tnatter. " . -' .
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS. Dally. 10 cents per week.
.Weekly, 91 per year In advance.
All communications of argumentative
rharacter, 'political or religious, must
feave real name attached for publica
tion. Ho such articles will be printed
ever fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Bock Island county.
Monday, May 30, 1910.
Billy Lorimer succeeded In stirring
Tip the animals at any rate.
"The Payne-Aldrich tariff law is a
betrayal of party pledges." Beveridge,
republican senator from Indiana.
The fact that Bailey of Texas is
voting with the standpats on the
, railroad bill, indicates that it is the
Stenographer"Kerby told the truth.
Of course his dismissal by Secretary
Balllnger followed. Republican em
ployes ought to know better.
The democrats in the legislature
who voted for Lorimer accomplished
one end at all events they split the
republican party wide open.
The memorial days awaken not only
the most tender and most sacred, but
the most stirring emotions that mark
the dreary journey of life. The
thoughts of these occasions come from
'heart and hearthstone as well as from
the altars over which are celebrated
the festival of a nation's noble dead.
Governor Hughes of New York has
signed the Murray night messenger
bill, a measure prohibiting the use
as messengers of boys under 21 years
after 10 o'clock at night or before
5 in the morning. While not all it
might be the new law will undoubt
edly do much toward abolishing the
evil of night messenger service.
Cause and Effect.
An article In Advertising and Sell
ing says: "If the general advertiser
can find one particular line of business
preponderantly successful in widely
different localities, under widely dif
ferent conditions, making greater
sales to the greatest percentage of
population, at the greatest total profit,
and still continuing to grow, he has
secured a line of business which is
practically ideal in guiding him with
Its experience. If, having found this
ideal line of business, he finds that in
all the different localities in which it
it situated, under varying conditions,
it has reached the attention of the
surrounding population by one partic-1
ular method, it is a logical and natural
deduction that this effect is the result
of an ideal cause."
The ideal line of business answering
this description is that of the depart
ment stores; the ideal cause of their
success ! is newspaper advertising,
which Is their almost exclusive means
Of communicating with the people.
The general advertiser will find the
path blazed by the department stores
The state banking department of
Kansas has undertaken the work of
gathering information concerning all
sorts of promotion schemes, and espe
cially those in which the effort is
made to sell corporation stock to Kan
sas people. It is the purpose of the
banking department to investigate
carefully every concern which solicits
Kansas people, either by mail or by
agents, and to report concerning the
organization of the concern, the work
it is doing, and its financial standing.
This is a splendid thing to do, and
the example of Kansas could be fol
lowed by other states. Millions of dol
lars have been taken out of the pock
ets of the central west by promotion
schemes of one sort or another, most
of which have been either fakes pure
and simple or of such a visionary
character that there is no hope of
profit to the Investor.
Illinois has been overrun with con
cerns of this kind, and there are at the
present time active solicitors for many
such concerns at work. Why should
not the state use the machinery of its
banking department to prevent the
citizens from being defrauded or hum
Instead of a dovetailing, harmon
ious administration of laws covering
the anion as a union, and protecting
or punishing the citizen as a unit,
there is bound to be a great, heter
ogeneous mass of conflicting rulings,
with no connecting; relation, and ap
parently with no sympathy of pur
pose. Bach state has made its own
laws; often each section of a state.
And the result has been to present to
the world a spectacle much like the
Warden McClaughrey of the Unit
ed States penitentiary at Leaven
worth, Kan., told a writar in the
June Toi.iy, during a recent visit to
his institution, of t?6 men who were
sentenced to the Illinois state peni
tentiary at Joliet, for horse stealing.
One of the couple from the northern
part of the state was given a sen
tence of three years. The other,
was given a sentence of 12 years.
His crime was exactly the same as
that of the first prisoner, no greater,
no less. The only difference' was
that he was .tried in southern Illinois,
where the public prejudice is great.fr
ngainci the horse thief than in tht
northern part of the state.
On the date of Jan. 12, 1907, two
prisoners were received at the Ohio
state penitentiary at Columbus. One
of them was a woman, who had stol
en $1,000,000 and almost gotten
away with $10,000,000 more. The
second prisoner was a man who had
broken into a country grocery to
steal a duck for his Thanksgiving
dinner.' The woman, had she lived,
would have finished her sentence in
the year 1912. The man's term ex
pires January 13, 1911. .One was
given five years for stealing a mil
lion dollars. The other was given
four years for stealing a duck!
The question is, have we built our
government too fast? We have done
in a century what it has taken other
nations 10 centuries to do and not
so well. At least this is what we
say 'to ourselves, when we stop a
little while on the Fourth of July
to pat ourselves on the back. But
when all is done and .said, has not
the very fact of American swiftness
and Amercan strenuousness given us
the danger which we are facing in
our machinery of justice today?
Iay 30 in American
1JSGS First' ?j.-!:-.-r.i i celt-brut ion of Sol
diers Memorial day.
1SS7 Major Ben: Perley Boore, jour
.nalist and author, died; born lSJ'X
190S The emergency currency bill
passed and signed by the presi
dent. SOME REAL LiVE
GOSSIP FROM THE CAP
ITAL OF THE NATION
(Continued from Pag-e One.)
the Taft administration. which Is
spending more than twice the amount
used by Cleveland to run the govern
ment, the cost of living is 50 per cent
greater than under the Cleveland ad
While the hat. coat and shirt of the
masses are taxed almost 71 per cent,
to build $11,000,000 battleships and
keep an extravagant government iu
spending money Messrs. Morgan,
Rockefeller and Carnegie are not ask
ed by the federal government to .pay
any tax whatever on their swollen for
tunes. Wealth escapes bearing its just
share of the burden of taxation be
eau? of the absence of a federal in
come or inheritance tax
such aa were I
long ago dopted by Great Britain, Ger
many, France, Japan, Holland, Aus
tria, Denmark, Switzerland, Australia
and New Zealand.
A majority of both houses of con
gress were in favor of tacking an in
come tax clause to the new tariff law.
Such legislation would now be upon
the statute books had not Bresident
Taft and Senator Aldrich defeated
the project through the substitution
of a corporation tax. That the neces
sary three-fourths of thfe state legisla
tures will not vote to amend the con
stitution is practically certain, which
means that an income tax can only be
had at" the hands of a democratic ad
It is estimated that in I90S the cost
of living was nearly 12 per cent
higher than it' would have been witn
out a tariff. Hence, calculating that
the average family consumed $941
worth of supplies per annum, its in-1
creased payment on account of the
tariff was $111. Of this $111 $16.50 i
went to the government in collections
and $94.50 went to the trusts in higher
prices. Of this $94.50, $9.25 was on
. . ,,.: oc . . !
and mutton -and pork, $10.25 on build-
ing materials, and so on.
In 1910, the cost of living being 15
per cent higher than it was in 190S,
the average family pays $l,nso, of
which 10 per cent, or $108. is tribute
to the trusts and other protected in
Here is a little table which speaks
for itself. It compares the expendi
tures on the army and navy in a per
iod of peace with amounts expended
for maintaining civil establishment:
Expense since 1S97
For rural free deli very.. $
For rivers and harbors..
For public buildings and
For the navy 1,1 2(5,210,193
For the army 1,044,101,1S8
"Now is the time for making presi
dents, or soon will be," says the Wash
ington Post, which in the national
capital is considered . by many to be
an administration mouthpiece. "We
all know that Taft will be renominated.
That Is inevitable."
There is little doubt but that the
standpatters still seriously consider
Taft the logical candidate in 1912. and
if they are still in the majority in
congress after fhe approaching cotv
gressional elections the president will
have no difficulty in securing a re
nomination, if he desires it.
Referring to Aldrich, President Taft,
in an interview printed in the June
McClure's, declares "there were not a
few reductions In the tariff schedules
which were introduced at his instance,
or with his consent." In other words,
concessions in legislation which wa.3
to affect the cost of living to 90,000,000
Americans could only be had with the
"consent" of a political boss, and that
political boss the acknowledged repre
sentative of the tariff trusts and Wall
The exposure of Ballinger's secret
relations with George W. Perkins of
J. P. Morgan & Co. in Alaskan mat
ters has started reports that the use
fulness of the present secretary of
. Captain Scott's South Pole Expediton Almost Ready
, - V "-'
V - r -
ONDON. At the West India
docks preparations are being
rapidly completed for the expedi
tion which Capt. Robert Falcon
'Scott is to lead in search of the south
pole, and it now seems likely that a
start will be made early in June.
Bainters, carpenters, smiths and other
nautical fitters are swarming over the
Terra Nova, the ship in which the
antarctic explorers .will sail, and the
good vessel is nearly ready. Captain
Scott, who is an officer in the royal
navy, has been overseeing all this
work and selecting the extensive out
fit, that he will take with him. He
has given especial attention to the
matter of motor sledges and finally
has picked out one which it is hoped
will be of the greatest assistance in
getting over the great Ice cap which
covers the southern extremity of the
earth. It is so constructed that the
dfiving wheels do not touch the
ground, but rest on an er dless chain,
and thus, as it were, travel along a
road carried by the car. Sir Ernest
Shackleton also took a motor sledge
with him, on his "furthest south" ex
pedition, but It was not a complete
success, though of considerable use at
times. Captain Scott will make his
actual start for the south pole from
New Zealand. ; .
the interior to even the corporation i
land-grabbers has been destroyed. It
is anticipated that as a compromise ;
j the in v-estigating committee will not
onjy whitewash Brllinger, but will en-;
amel him aa white as the lady of
spotless town, and that in acknowl
edgement of this courtesy he will hand
in his resignation.
BURIED IN CLINTON
Kay Kinrson, Krother of Killed Girl
Iiitllj-el in Iam-jsI Uumiicss
Miss May Ringson, rmirdered Sat
urday in her home in Clinton, Iowa,
by Elmer Lipston, a bartender, who
was jealous of her and whose advanc
es the resented, was buried today.
Her brother, Ray Iingson, employed
in the carpet department of L. S. Mc
Cabe & Co., attended the funeral. He
was notiSed Saturday morning that
! his eister had been shot, but did not
learn th(? factg in the tragedy umil af.
! ter his .arrival in Clinton. Miss Ring-
son was 2 years of age. Lipston is
After his arrest he said that
.iss Ringson had promised to accom-
pany him to Morrison. 111., Saturday,
and that when he met her at S o'clock
in the morning, she had changed her
mind. Miss Ringson was on her way
to her work when she met Lipston.
He was driving. She ran back to her
home when Lipston tried to induce her
to get into his buggy. Her home was
nearby. Lipston chased her Into the
house, following heT to her home on
the second floor, where the shooting
took place. Death was Instantaneous,
the bullet passing through her mouth
and penetrating the brain. Lipston is
35 years of age. lie has a wife and
two small children. Miss Ringson
was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Char!?s Ringson, and was a girl high
ly respected In Clinton. Lipston is in
A Regular Tom Boy
was Susie climbing trees and fences
jumping ditches, whitling, always
getting scratches, cuts, sprains,
bruises, bumps, burns or scalds. But
lawsf Her mother just applied Buck
len's Arnica Salve and cured her
quick. Heals everything healable
bofls, ulcer's, eczema, old sores, corns
or piles. Try it, 25 cents at all
Gets 'he 'r-r fo-'-'-
Dirt .Cd Spare. liiOi-jJ--the
li:OSTA won't hrm
finest fabrics from flannels
to lace curtains the safest
and,Nmost faving soap.
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The Argus Daily Short Story
Copyrighted. 191, by
Kussoli' Suerrnau led his class at the
normal school. He was a hardwork
ing student, spending all his surplus
time In odd jobs by which he could
pay his way while obtaining an edu
cation, lie roomed alone, having no
intimate associates and taking no part
in tho athletic gcauiea of his fellow stu
dents. "I like Sherman," said Tom
BlaUe, oue of the students, "but he's
almost too delicately organized for a
boy and has all the sensitiveness of a
girl. I caught him crying one clay
when some one paid something to him
to hurt his feeliu::. Thiuk of a fel
low fifteen years old crying:"
Oue day Blake v.-hi'c? walking across
the campus saw Sherman shrinking
away from Jim Potter, a bigger boy.
THIS TlilE IT WAS A CAES.
who was following him up with
clinched fists. Tom hurried on and
heard Potter hiss between hia teeth:
"What's the matter betwew you
two?" nsked Blake.
"Xone of your. busines3."J said Pot
"What Is It, Russell?"
"He sits next me In mathematics
and wanted me to 'ponyf him this
morning at recitation. I cculdh't. The
teacher was looking straight at us."
"You lie!" said Potter.
"Russell, Instead of answering the
insult with a blow, shrank back.- His
face was scarlet, and his eyes xrere
"I wouldn't stand that if 1 were,
you. RusseJl."vsald Blake. "It's better
to get thrashed than to take the lie."
"I don't want to fight nay one." re
plied Russell in n trerabi.'ng voice. "I
only want to be let alone."
"Well, take that for a parting gift,"
said Potter, and he slapped Sherman's
Biake. who had been curbing his In
dignation, could ' no longer stand this
bullying of the strong over the weak.
Making a rush for Potter, he tried
By Olive Edna May.
Associated Utermry Press.
to strike him. but Potter was too quick
for him and. avoiding the blow, plant
ed its mate on his cheek. A number
of boys just out from recitation saw
the fracas and. running forward, sur
rounded the combatants.
"A ring, a rtngl"
Blake and Potter stripped to the
"What's It about?" asked one of the
"He's fighting for Sissy Sherman,"
The eyes of all were turned toward
Sherman, who was vainly endeavoring
to repress tears. lie started to go
away; then, as if ashamed to leave a
Diht that was on his account, he turn
ed back and stood on the outer edge
of the circle.
The combatants wore between six
teen and seventeen years old. Potter
was heavier than Blake, who was
rather tall and slender. Blake had the
advantage of a good cause, while Pot
ter soon learned that he was without
the sympathy of the spectators. Rus
sell Sherman, though not physically
strong or manly, was respected as the
head of his class, and. the head of the
class is class property to be treated
and respected as such. Therefore
Blake, who was defending Sherman,
was considered' to be fighting for the
honor of the class. Besides this, many
of the boys had been bullied by Potter,
and they would be glad to see him
naif a dozen rounds had been fought
when Blake, just as Potter was aiming
a well directed blow at him. slipped
and fell. Totter fell with him and.
getting his knee on him. began to ham
mer him with his fist, when Sherman
rushed at him. seised him by the hair
and pulled him over. Some of the lar
ger boys interfered, and the combat
ants got tip. Then, after a brief rest,
they began another round.
Stories of schoolboy fights usually
give n victory for one or the other of
the fighters, but in most cases they
continue till both are tired out. Such
was the case in the battle between
Blake and Potter. About the time the
spectators were thinking of stoppinT
the fight a teacher was seen In the
distance coming toward the scene of
the struggle, and in another ininute
not a boy was to be seen on the
After this Russell Sherman keptto
himself more than ever, if that could
be. Tie bad the respect of his fellow
students in everything except pluck.
He was not considered manly that is,
so far as fighting his way was con
cernedbut with the decline of the
old military spirit that for centuries
gave first place to the strongest and
bravest respect for brute strength has
dwindled. Sherman had brains, and
'the pre-eminence of brains over mus
cle is fully recoroiized in the twentieth
century. But he possessed a certain
kind of pluck that no other boy in the
school displayed. He was the only boy
y.here whowas earning Ms own edu
cation. VThe day after the flgf.t Tom Blake
saw Russell Sherman coming across
the -campus toward him, but Sherman
whei he reached a fork in the cement
walk turned aside, going in another
direction. Blake saw plainly that the
boy Re had fought for shrank from
meefng him. At first he didn't like
this Action on the part.of..his-irotire.
He thought that Sherman should h.ivt
come up to him frankly and thauke
him for stacdiriT by him si far as f
fight for him. Bur Blake was a think
ing sort cf a boy. and it occurred to
him that if the tables were turned, lr
some boy bigger aud stronger than he
had fought for him. how would be
feel toward th-.it other, boy? He could
not. quite put himself In such a posi
tion.' for h$ had good strength for hl.j
age and was not fearful. Neverthe
less he could excuse Sherman on thi;
ground that he had ceedud protection
from a bigger boy. had ecuml It nnO
would naturally feel demeaned by ac
cepting It. -
Biake went on to his room and, glanc
ing at hiar study table., saw somethin g
on it, fiat end round, wrapped in white
paper. Taking off the cover, he cam.
to some oil paper, which contained
something noft. Removing this wrap
per, he uncovered a pie
"By Jove!" he exclaimed. I won
der how that came here."
He ate half the pie. then bethoughl
himself who had left It there. Nu
merous inquiries failed to elicit the
donor. TIo racked his brains to dis
cover what friend he had that would
thus favor him. but could not think
of any one. pne person occurred to
him as the possible giver that was
Russell Sherman. But the pie had
been tied up with a very narrow blue
silk ribiwn instead of a string, the
ends being tied In a bow. Blake knew
that no boy would ever tie up any
thing with a bow. No; some of his
aunts, sisters or cousins must have
sent it to him.
He thought that when he met Sher
man again he would say something to
make him feel easier about bis posi
tion. He found an opportunity one
day when coming out of recitation.
"Hello. Russell!" he said.
"Hello, Blake!" was the reply.
"Going to win the valedictory?"
"I don't knoiv."
"I hope you will."
"Oh. I think you're a pretty good sort
of a fellow!"
"I don't believe you respect me
"Yes. I do. Why do you think 1
"Oh. I don't fi.rht my own battles!"
"You would with boys of your size."
"I haven't had a chance. before this
to thank you for that fight you had
with Potter. It was mighty good of
Blake felt Russell's hand feeling for
his and saw a pair of grateful eyes
turned upon him. Thinking the affair
was getting mawkish, he made pre
tense of wishing to catch up with an
other boy and ran away. When be
went to his room to prepare for sup
per he saw another gift on his table.
This time it was a cake.
Again Blake questioned the maids
and others In the house, but no one
could, or, rather, would, tell him who
had left the gift.
Meanwhile Russell Sherman was dis
tinguishing himself in his classes, con
tinually gaining honors.
Graduation day came, and the boys
made their speeches. Last came Sher
man with the valedictory. lie had
fulfilled the expectations of hi? teach
ers, his standing being higher than had
ever been reached in the school before.
As soon as he started to speak persons
in the audience began to whisper to
each other: "now young he is! nis
voice hasn't even changed." The boy
acquitted himself well and received
more enthusiastfc congratulations than
are usual on such occasions. The
world admires strength, but loves
The graduating class separated,
some to Ro the next autumn to college,
others loto business. During, the sum
mer Tom Blake went to a farmhouse
where boarders were taken. On ascend
ing the steps he saw a girl In a white
dress dsrt into the house. lie thought
nothing of this, however, till supper
time, when he saw the same girl sit
ting at an opposite table and trying to
hide her face from him. After supper
he met her in the hall. He stopped
her and nsked:
"I beg pardon. Aren't you a sister
of Russell Sherman?"
"I am Russell Sherman."
And then It all came.out that Edith
Russell 'Sherman, .having been denied
admission to the normal school, had
donned boy's apparel and entered as a
boy. As soon as she had leeu grad
uated she returned to the dress of her
Tom Blake and Edith Sherman are
now studying at a co-ed college. It
looks as if they would study in prox
imity for the rest of their lives.
The splendid work of Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tablets Is daily
coming to light. No such grand rem
edy for liver and bowel troubles was
ever known before. Thousands blaes
them for curing constipation, sick
headache, biliousness, jaundice and in
digestion. Sold by all druggists.
Marquette Cement Mfg. Co.
La Salle, III. .
Chicago Officer Marqactte Bldg.
Handled by all representa
"Br WJVCAJ M. SMITH
gOMB people give you the impression
that they are going arouud with
caaned sunshine that is all of two
years old trying to make you belier
that it has been but just plucked from
Old Sol himself.
If time were money you couldn't fc'et
the penurious to stop a minute to save
Our failure to inherit money ac
counts for the poverty of most of on.
A ralnr ilav 1a A
the enthusiasm of
Being able to
ed conditions is
w b e r the good
guegser gets the
Mturt of the rest
There is no excuse for ignorance In
a married man. What be doesn t
know his wife can cheerfully tell him.
It isn't easy to cheat ourselves un
less we are dead willing to be cheated.
When a woman thinks she is pretty
she is certain that every other woman
knows she is.
Tou may put your best foot forward,
but you can't keep it there. It has to
be back half the time if you make any
Oh. when a fellow comes stons;
And hard you out a little cons;
About a plan tie has in mind
Designed to elevate mankind
And wants your help to corns tils way
It Isn't very nice to say,
"Whafs in It?"
Tie has a great and nobis cauas
That ought to win the world's applaus.
Thai ought to be the very thins;
In life to soften down the sting.
But on It you cold water daso
By brInKin? in the hint of cash
"What's in It?"
JTe may. this man who only dreams,
lie poor in purse, but rich In scheme.
You who are practical suspect
That he would with your purse conned
Or that it will not bring- you sain.
And so you ask him to explain
"What's in It 7"
Alas, the schemes that rise and fade
And with the dead are lowly laid
That might had they been given a show
Have put a crimp in pain and woe
Did not the man who would unmask
gome subtle scheme rise up sod ask,
What's Id It?"
. "That man is a monster of wicked
ness." "He is?"
"Mercy me! What did he do?"
"lie is a bribe taker."
"What is a bribe taker?"
"One who confesses to taking bribes.
"Speaking of honesty"
"there Is one thing I have often no
"What Is that?"
"The man who talks most about it is
generally willing to dispose of what he
has left for a consideration."
Kept Her Busy.
"Very busy did you say be la?
"And clever, too. I understand."
"How does be occupy herself most
ly?" "Drawing alimony from a number of
Knew Him of Olo".
"lie has a most remarkable stork of
"Is that so?"
"Now. I wo:.der where he has been
"His argument isn t left with a
to stand on."
"That dor-rn't make any difference
"It looks as well etnndlnj cn its
In the Distance.
Back to the lafvi. they tell us.
TJ'r!n at live a. m.
To curry down the chickens
And ted the sitting hen.
It really sounds allurlnr.
But rlae ' mark this downt
Just two weeks of this pleasure
And, oh. you Job In town!
Always ths Excuse.
"I don't see what causes my hair to
come out bo."
"You need a wife."
"To charge it up to."
Substitute For Coal,
"'flow Is the weather' in your coun
"We have cold waves to burn."
"By the way, what kind of fuel do
"lie has a scheme to abolish war."
"lie will be known as n great world
benefactor. IIow in he going to d it?"
"Hare nation!" qnlt fightln?."
A Man Wants to Die
only when a lazy liver and sluggish
bowels cause frightful despondency.
But Dr. King's New Life Pilla expel
poisons from the system; bring: hops
and courage, cure all liver, stomach
and kidney troubles; impart health
and vigor to the weak, nervous and
ailing, 25 cents at all druggists.