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THE ROCK ISI1AND ARGUS. FRIDAY. JUNE 17, 1910.
Norton, Taft's New ; Secretary,
- Proves to Be Friend of
the Newspapers. .
IS APPLAUDED BY PRESS
Senators No Longer ITurdle Guar-
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iians and Gum Shoes Are Not
Popular at White House. -
EX-PR,ESII)ENT OF UNITED STATES IN MANY LANDS
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Charles D. Norton of Chicago, who
succeeded Fred W. Carpenter as sec
retary to President Taft, "made good"
the first day and wins additional plau
dits each hour.
Secretary Norton's first day , was a
busy and Important one. embracing as
It did the conference between the pres
ident and the western railway heads.
Oneof the first things Mr. Taft's new
confidential man did upon meeting the
newspaper men in the forenoon was to
tell ttaem that the conference with tbe
railroad presidents '' would be at 3
o'clock that when It . had concluded a
statement 'would be Issued and t hat-he
was going to see that the correspond
ents then' met' tbe president 'personally.
And it happened just that way.
Newspaper Praia la Sweat.
51s Initial ' success led the White
House reporter of the Washington
Times to extol him like this:
"Above the executive . offices there
ripples and rumples In the June breeze
the gonfalon of publicity., and through
the rooms 'where grim silence took his
gloomy pleasure in the dear dead past
there rings the merry echo of candid
laughter and happy speech.
"In other words, the executive offices
are to be ran ta a-manner t radically
different from J the': management of
Fred W. Carpenter.'' News is to be giv
en out as it happens.' Mystery inscruta
ble as the night will no longer hold its
sable court within the "house1 that Is
"The ceremonies and . shrouds whlch
were wont ; to cloak the official live
things hare ; been discarded, and the
quietest thing heard about the grounds
was the dull thud of castoff ' gum shoes
as they hurtled through the window
and fell to the asphalt- about a mile
"Statesmen who used to think they
bad to be. able to do the 220 yard bur-,
dies in a minute in order to run'
through the guardians who kept them
away from the presidential ear can
now give up their athletic training.
"For Charles Dyer Norton is on-the
Job. and things are looking up."
Another evidence of his tact was the
Aids Old Rlen
activity- of both body and mind to
Ihe quiet of later years causes the
.human system to undergo many
changes, chief of which is in the di
i It becomes harder and harder to get the
bowels to move promptly and regularly
and iir consequence many elderly men suf
fer not only from the basic touble. con
stipation, i but from indigestion, headache,
belching:, sour stomach, drowsiness after
eating arid similar annoyances. It is first
of all necessary to keep the bowels open
and thento tone the digestive muscles so
as to getthem to again do their worlc
naturally. A violent cathartic or purga--tlve
la not only unnecessary but harm
ful, and something mild will do the work
Just aa welC
After you have got through experiment
ing -with salts and pills and waters of
Various kinds, and have become convinced
that they do only temporary good at best,
then try Xr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin, a
mild, gentle, pleasant-tasting laxative
tonic that is especially adapted to the
requirements of old people, women and
children, and yet Is effective enough for
tnybody. Tour druggist, who has handled
it successfully for a quarter of a cen
tury, will sell you a bottle for fifty cents
or one dollar, but if you want to make
a test of .It before spending any morv?y
Bend your name and address to Dr. Cald
well and he will gladly send you a sample
bottle free of charge.
This remedy Is rapidly displacing all
other forms of medication for the cure
Of stomach. Ifver and bowel trouble, and
families like Mr. O. K. Wisher's of Syca
more. 111., and Mrs. Carrie Culler's of
B25 N. Notre Dame street. South Bend.
Ind.. are now never without It In the
house. They have tested it and know its
grand value to every member of the
Dr. Caldwell personally win be pleased
to give you any medical advice you may
Besire for yourself or family pertaining to
the stomach, liver or bowels absolutely
Pee of charge. Explain your case in a
tter and he will reply to you in detail,
or the free sample simply send your
name and address on a postal card or
jtherwlse. For either request the doctor's
iddress is Dr. W. B. Caldwell, K.603Cald-
ell building. SJonticello, 111.
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VISITING NA POmONSx
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affair "in which Congressman Francis
Burton- Harrison of Kew York was ex
cluded from the Jewish delegation
which saw President Taft regarding
Russian massacrea. Mr. Taft declined'
to see Mr. Harrison, one of the delega
tion's sponsors, because of criticism of
the Ballinger case. So while the con
gressman was summoned to Mr. Nor
ton's office the Jewish visitors were
ushered , into the president's office, ig
norant of the complication.
If the former assistant secretary of
the treasury maintains this success he
may reach higher honors, as several of
his predecessors have done.
For instance. Daniel S. Lament, who
was secretary to Grover Cleveland,
was later made head of the war department-George
B. CortelyouJ who was secretary-
to McKinley and later secretary
to Roosevelt, was made the head of
the department of commerce and la
bor. He was subsequently made the
head of the postofflce department and
later secretary of the treasury. From
there be graduated to a lucrative posi
tion as president of the Consolidated
Gas company In. New York.
Mr. Cortelyou was succeeded as pri
vate secretary by William Loeb. Jr..
who has now become, collector of cus
toms of New York city and is being
much mentioned for governor of New
Well Begun Half Done.
Sidney was walking on the beach
with his "Uncle John when his uncle
told him that if he could And two peb
bles exactly alike he would give him a
dollar. Full of glee. Sidney began
searching. By and by he ran to his
uncle crying. "Ob. TJncle John. I've
found one of them!" Delineator.
"I wish I was a moth." was the enig
matical declaration made by a young
married woman to her husband.
"Because I should be able to get
into some new clothes:"
Foundries on Top of Skyscrapers.
George Westinghouse presided at a
recent session of the American So
ciety of Mechanical Engineers at At
lantic City, N. J. Wilfred Lewis gave
a technical description of a new ap
paratus to absorb jars and shocks.
By its use a foundry, he said, could be
operated as Well on the top of a bfgh
building as on a ground floor.
UNION OF STATES
How Dream of Cecil Rhodes of
Empire in South Africa
GREAT NEW ERA OPENED
United Country Kxpected to Be
Strong Business of Its Prov
inces Is Immense.
Cecil Rhodes lies, buried these eight
years on one of the Matopo hills that
he loved and left a fund to preserve
and beautify, and yet so clear was his
vision of the future that in his will
be left his estate and house. De Groote
Schuur. "for a residence for the prime
minister of the federal government Qf
the States of South Africa when con
stituted." The Union of South Africa
has now been formed, and where
Rhodes foresaw an inevitable, federa
tion a closer tie has bound the erst
while colonies of the Transvaal, Na
tal, Orange Free State and Cape Colo
ny, reducing them to provinces and
raising them, welded as one, to a state
of high dominion.
The fourth South African customs
and railways conference met at Pre
toria on May 4, 1908, for the purpose
of drawing up a new customs agree
ment and settling some Intercolonial
disputes over railway rates, but the
delegates turned at once to the far
greater issue which lay behind these
and on May 5 passed tbe resolution to
form a draft constitution.
This national body met at Durban
on Oct 12, 1008. and the delegates in
cluded such men as Generals Botha,
Smuts. Hertzog and De Wet and Dr.
Jameson. Dr. Smartt and J. W. Sauer.
Constitution Carefully Revised.
In a secret session they agreed to
unite, and the convention was ad
journed Nov. 5 to reconvene at Cape
Town on the 23d of November. There
this closer union convention in Feb
ruary brought its deliberations to a
close, having successfully elaborated
a draft constitution, which was sub
mitted in March to the parliaments of
the different colonies sitting simul
taneously. The chief difficulty was In reconcil-
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lng tbe Interests of tbe coastal and
Inland states, but finally tbe thing was
settled to the satisfaction of each sep
arate parliament, and July 1, 1909,
ebw nineteen delegates. Including the
four prime ministers, from the col
onies in London to watch the passage
of the bill through the Imperial par
liament. Only minor changes were made In it,
and It received the royal assent on
Nov. 20. It provided that' a royal
proclamation might be made within
a year of the passing of tbe act to the
effect that the four colonies should be
united In one government under the
name of tbe Union of. South Africa,
and provision was made for other ter
ritories joining the union later.
The administrative offices were to
be a governor general appointed by
the king at a salary of $50,000 a year
and an executive council, which would
be a cabinet of advisers; the legislative
branch, a senate composed of eight
members from each province and
eight appointed by the governor, and
a house of assembly with fifty -one
members from Cape Colony, thirty
six from the Transvaal, seventeen
from Natal and seventeen from the
Orange Free State.
. Groat Business Outlook.
1 The membership in both houses is
limited to persons of European descent.
The new union will have an area of
almost 500,000 square miles, taking In
the southern end of Africa and extend
ing from the Atlantic to the Indian
ocean. It will have a population of
about 5,500.000. one-fiftb of whom are
The combined business of its prov
inces will be immense. In, 1907 the
imports of Cape Colony amounted to
over $240,000,000 and the exports to
over $222,000,000. Natal in 1907. had
imports amounting to $33 .000,000 and
exports to $48:000.000. The Orange
Free State in the same year figured its
imports and exports both In the neigh
borhood of $18,000,000.
The Transvaal, founded in 1831 by
Boers from Cape Colony, values its
imports at over $7S,000.000 and Its ex
ports at more than $156,000,000.
CANADA HAS NATIONAL PARK.
Almost Entire Eastern Slope of Rockies
The entire eastern slope of the Rocky
mountains from the international
boundary northward to just above the
fifty-fourth parallel is now reserved by
the Canadian government. . It will be
administered with a view to the proper
utilization and reproduction "of the for
est, the protection of the water supply
of the prairie provinces and other re
The area of the district is about 14,
000 square miles, of which 4.S50 square
miles have Just been put under reserve
for the first time.
BILLS CUT DOWN
Bureau County Supervisors Prune
Charges of Coroner and Jury
and Will Be Sued.
Fasting Now Social Fad.
Some of tbe wealthiest men and wo
men in Canton. O.. have formed a fast
ing society, and many are making rec
ords. P. D. Hardy has been without
food twenty-three days and Mrs
George Fulbprsnn for twenty days.
Quick Relief for Rneumatlsm.
George W. Koons, Lawton, Mich.,
says: "Dr. Detchon's Relief for
Rheumatism has given my wife won
derful benefit for rheumatism. She
could not lift hand or foot, bad to be
lifted for two months. She began the
use of the remedy and Improved rapid
ly. On ' Monday she could not move
and on Wednesday she got up and
dressed herself and -walked out for
her breakfast Sold by Otto Grot
jan, 1501 Second avenue. Rock Island;
Gust Schlegel & Son,. 220 West Second
Spring Valley, 111., June 17. An all
day's heated wrangle between Coroner
A. H. Malm andthe Bureau county
board of supervisors ended in the se
vere pruning of every bill growing out
of the Cherry mine disaster.
Coroner Malm, who held inquests on
250 bodies and whose bill was $2,750,
was allowed $1,000; W. I. Kendal, who
acted as deputy coroner and foreman
and whoee bill came to $500, was given
$100; five members of the coroner's
Jury who placed their services at $300
each were Allowed $100. Frank Peter
son, who was employed as an identi
fier of the dead bodies, his bill being
$70, was not allowed anything. Miss
Harriet Phelps, coroner's official re
porter, had a bill for $500 and was
allowed $60, and Miss Grace Rogers,
State's Attorney Eckert's stenogra
pher, had her bill of $300 rejected.
The members of the coroner's jury
were in session 100 days, and'they, as
well as the coroner, have engaged at
torneys to enter suit against the
TheTals of a Fox From the West
Coast of Ireland.
It has often been said that the fox
is the most cunning of all animals,
but he following story of vulpino
sagacity .seems to require some cre
dence. Some fishermen on the west
coast of Ireland were in the habit of
going to a small island a few hundred
yards from the mainland in quest of
bait. The island was inhabited by
large numbers of rabbits and could be
reached at low tide by wading, the
water then bring only a few inches
deep. One morning they went in their
boat quite early, it being high tide,
and on landing saw what seemed to
be a dead fox lying on the beach. The
fur of the animal was all bedraggled,
and he seemed to have been drowned.
One of the men, remarking that his
skin was worth something, pitched
him Into the boat. Procuring their
bait, , they returned to the mainland,
and then the man who bad possessed
himself of the fox seized him by the
tall and flung him on shore. As soon
as the animal struck the beach he
picked himself up with considerable
agility for a dead fox and shot off like
a flash along the cliffs, while the men
stood staring at one another in mute
astonishment. The men concluded
that he had crossed over to the island
during the night when the tide was
low in search of rabbits and. finding
In the morning that he was cut off
from the mainland, counterfeited
death, with the expectation of thereby
procuring a passage to the shore In the
boat, an expectation which was fully
realized. London Globe.
$7,500,000 FOR EXPOSITION
Committee Leaves Field Open for
San Francisco and New Orleans.
Washington, June 17. Unwilling to
favor either of the rival Panama ex
position cities, San Francisco or New
Orleans, the bouse committee on for
legn affairs yesterday decided to re
port favorably two resolutions author
izlng the president to Invite foreign
nations to participate in each exposi
tion to be held in the two cities when
ever each city has raised $7,500,000 for
the purpose of holding its exposition.
The senate committee has taken no
action on similar measures and neither
house is expected to act on them dur
ing the present session.
The original sum fixed as an actual
bona fide subscription requirement in
San Francisco and New Orleans was
$3,000,000 and the committee yester
day raised that to $7,500,000 in each
All the news all the time The
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Hugs Cost of King Edward's Funeral.
King Edward's funeral, with its at
tendant expenses, cost $1,500,000, which
expense will be defrayed from the pub
lic purse. '
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is
sold on a guarantee that If you are
not satisfied after using two-thirds of
a bottle according to directions,' your
money will be refunded. It is up to
you-to try. Sold by all druggists. ;
Drunkenness Is no lonjrer considered
a crime; eminent scientists -and physi
cians have agreed that it Is a disease
and must be treated as such.
The home treatntent that has been
lined for a number of year, and i
highly successful, is Orrine. It-Is sold
under- a positive guarantee that If it
does not effect a cure your money will
be refunded,. When desiring to glv
secretly purchase , Orrine No. 1. and If
patient will take treatment Orrine No.
2 should be given. Orrine costs but $1
per box. Mailed on receipt of price.
Write for free booklet on "Drunken
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It is a generally recognized fact that medicines taken
from the botanical kingdom are better adapted to the
delicate human S5rstem, and safer in every way, than
those composed of strong mineral mixtures,
In the early settlement of this land, our forefathers
were obliged to procure their medicines from Nature's
great laboratories of forest and field. Thej' searched out
and compounded the different vegetable materials into
teas, concoctions and medicines. That these pioneers
found the most potent and valuable of the roots, herbs
and barks placed at their disposal, is abundantly proven
by the fact that the great majority of them were blessed
with rugged health. They cured their diseases and were
enabled to do the great preliminary work of civilization
because the remedies they used were Nature's remedies,
and specially adapted to the needs of humanity.
Among the very best of these vegetable preparations is S. S, S., a medi
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While purifying the blood this
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A few years ago I was taken
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Upon the advice of a friend I de
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68 Cliff St., Boxbury, Mass.