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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 1910.
Published Dally and Weekly at UU
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V Correspondence sollolted from every
township In Rock Island county.
Wednesday, July 20, 1910.
The Cannon boom In Kansas Is strik
ing no terror to patriotic hearts.
: The Reckford Star wants to know
how much CO cents a dozen corn Is
worth a bushel.
Democrats will not object it Joe
Cannon Is kept sizzling from now until
the congressional elections.
Until he begins casting votes, the
public will wonder in its mind whether
the new democratic senator from Lou
isiana will prove true to his label or
true to the sugar trust.
President Taft is accompanied by
his family in his ocean cruise and,
"unobstruslvely" as usual, by one of
his brothers whom the people elected
president along with Smiling Bill.
Speaker Cannon holds that the In
surgents are insane and ought to be
put In asylums. There never was a
crank who did not say the same things
about the fellows who disagree with
' The defiant declaration by Cannon
that he will again-seek the speaker
ship has imperiled the chances of
'every republican congressional candi
date In whose behalf he has spoken.
. This from the Chicago Tribune.
The failure of a piano house is as
cribed to the fact that people are now
buying automobiles Instead of pianos.
Apparently they cannot have both, on
the principle of the restaurant which
allowed its patrons pie or milk for
The Pennsylvania will grant any de
mand of trainmen that do not involve
added expense to the companyr The
Terre Haute Star suggests that this is
a hint for the shippers in the rate con
troversy. All new rates may be ac
cepted that do not increase the freight
Dr. Marshall L. Price of the state
board of health of Maryland, a leader
in the battle for the extermination of
flies, announces that he hopes soon to
perfect a compound that will be sure
- death to the little winged pests. He
win give his discovery to the public.
He i3 now working on a formula for a
Heads OfT a Scare.
. A Chicago doctor has arranged to
Bive the dogs a drink this summer. He
has bought a thousand two- quart ba
sins and the city council has allowed
him to distribute them about the city
In front of stores and houses, and the
tenants will be expected to see that
they are kept filled with water for the
benefit of the dogs . The doctor got
the notion from the City of Mexico,
where storekeepers are required to
keep such basins at their doors. The
Idea is a good one and should reduce
the number of mad dog scares in Chi
cago this summer. There will be less
hydrophobia if the dogs can get water
whenever they want it.
Cannon in Kansas.
In invading Kansas, the stronghold
of the insurgents, Speaker Cannon is
guided by cheap valor, not discretion
He can make no converts. His pres
ence simply accentuates the situation
Kansans know he represents the old
cry "my party right or wrong" and
that in him the interests are personi
Speaker Cannon is "the man who
stood still." He comes down from the
times when parties pointed with pride
and when victory was sought by abus
ing tne opposition, legislation was
dictated for a favored few and the
favored few reciprocated by large
These days have passed but Uncle
Joe does not know it. He still thinks
the end justifies the means.
- Uncle Joe wins a certain measure
of admiration for his pluck and game
ness, but the people do not admire
what he stands for. He is living dn a
reform era. He can neither learn nor
unlearn. Aldrich, his colaborer in the
Oeld of machiavelianism, is to retire
from scenes no longer congenial, but
Uncle Joe prefers to sink or swim
with the trusts and interests.
Tn this respect no one will deny him
Uie right to do as he pleases.
A Tariff Pretense.
To amuse the country during the
Campaign hints are already thrown out
that there is a fine prospect of a reform
Of the tariff should the republicans ob
tain a. majority of the house in the
next congress. - Thus Representative
Victor Murdock of Kansas, one of the
insurgents, expresses the utmost confi
dence that the next congress, if repub
lican, will accomplish a reduction of
exorbitant duties in certain schedules,
especially in woolens, cotton goods andj
other textile fabrics. At the same time
reports come from the summer capital
at Beverly that the president intends
to hold councils with his new tariff
commission with a view to early and
necessary- alterations of the Payne-
Aldrich act. What these intended al-
terations are it is not mentioned, lest,
perchance, it might prematurely arouse
the. fears of trust beneficiaries of the
With the Taft administration and its
followers the object of this announce
ment, it Is plain enough, is to appease
the general discontent by extending a
hope of tariff revision at an early day,
and thus secure another regular repub
lican majority in the next congress.
Who can doubt this when all the reso
lutions of regular republican state
conventions declare unequivocally for
the Payne-Aldrich bill, and when all
the reactionary candidates for congress
put themselves on the same platform?
Oa the other hand. Representative Mur
dock and a few other insurgents, with
whom party is a prime consideration,
hope to win adherents and increase
their handful of members of the house
by holding out a false hope of tariff re
vision in a regular republican con
gress. But how any insurgent in possession
of his five senses can indulge such a
hope passes comprehension. Should
the Taft administration, in conjunction
with . the regular republican congres
sional committee, accomplish the pur
pose of securing a majority ii'the next
bouse, it would be Justly taken as the
verdict of the country in favor of the
Payne-Aldrich tariff. Not merely that;
it would be a verdict in favor of Can
non, Aldrich, Smoot and all wbdMnada
the tariff. Any other conclusion would
be utterly absurd. In a .congress con
stituted under a popular mandate to
"let the tariff alon8" the insurgents,
whether a few more or loss, would be
In the proverbial condition of a cat in
a cenain region without claws.
To hold out, then, the prospect of
honest tariff revision from a republi
can majority in congress, no matter
whence the suggestions may come, is
to play a huge confidence game before
the country. The old-time mock auc
tions in New York city were respecta
ble in comparison with it. A republi
can congress elected this year means
no hope of tariff reduction and relief
from the predatory trusts for years to
come. Meanwhile the scientists and
experts of the tariff commission will
roam around Europe gathering alleged
statistics until the appropriation of
$250,000 is spent, and there an end.
What a transparent humbug is it all, to
July 20 in American
jr.. tne novelist.
died: lxrn 1S"':J.
7&0O China appealed to the Cnited
States to intercede with the pow
ers in the Boxer troubles.
fOG Peace between Guatemala and
the Salvador-Honduras alliance
signed on board the Cnited States
cruiser Marblehead off the coast
WOMAN SEEKS GOVERNOR'S .
DHAIR IN NEW HAMPSHIRE.
One Associate Counsel With
Mrs. Manila M. Rlcker of Dover,
who hopes to be the nest governor of
New Hampshire, has tiled a formal
application with the secretary of state
at Concord, accompanied by a check
for $100. which is necessary to enter
her name as a candidate under the
new state primary law.
Mrs. Ricker was the Erst woman to
seek a diplomatic post and sent her
Photo by American Press Association.
UBS. MAUILI.A M. P.TCKEB OP NEW HAMP
application, with strong indorsement,
to President McKinley for the post of
minister to Colombia. She was the
first woman lawyer to be admitted to
the bars of the District of Columbia
and of New Hampshire and was asso
ciate counsel with Colonel Robert J.
Ingersoll in the star route trials.'
HOOSIERS RAISE FISHWORMS.
Lack of Bait Starts Now and Profitable
Raising fishworms is a new Industry
In Greenfield, Ind., and so far as
known is not even carried on in a
small way in any other locality in the
Hoosier State. The scarcity of bait at
the northern lakes, where several for
tunate Green field lads spend the sum
mers with their parents, led to the in
Ordinary angleworms are obtained
regardless of size or condition and
placed in boxes prepared with soft fer
tile soil. They are then developed by
careful feeding. The food Is milk and
sweetened water. On this the worms
thrive and become large and tempting
food for the fish. The fishermen ship
this carefully prepared bait to the
lakes, and as' a usual thing they are
vored with the big catches,
GLORIES IN GREY
Present Official Most Popular
Governor General Canada
HIS FRIENDS ARE LEGION
Predicts Wonderful Future for V'nit
ed States' Northern Neighbor
and Wins Applause.
An American friend of Earl Grey
once told Ulm that the -Uicf function
of a governor general is to "i'.np his
wings and crow." The governor it'.-ner.
al of Canada might be excused if now
and then he indulged iu this exorcise.
for during tha six years of bis office the
Dominion has advaueed by leap and
bounds. - ,
Earl Grey went to Canada with re
luctance. He will leave it with regret
when the time comes. Although Earl
Grey has held the post longer than
any of his pijcdeeessers except Lord
Dufferin and Herd Minto, it is almost
certain that be will remain another
Of Earl Grey's popularity in the Do
minion there can be no doubt. Cana
dians delighted in the wit and vivacity
of Lord Dufferin, they valued th
steadfastness of Lord Lome, they ad
mired the grand seigneur in Lord
Lansdowne and the sportsman in Lord
Mluto. EarJ Grey derives bis popular!
ty from a combination of qualities end
MikM and Keeps Friend.
Jn tl'? t.i-. i-. v. t uui- of those
happy mortals who make friends with
out an effort and keep them by th
attraction of temperament.. It ia not
t'iven to every one to be on familiar
footing with the citizen and the couu
tryman. I.crJ Dufferin could be fi
plainsmen west o'J VVinnlpog before
the railway ran to f'.e i'neiflc; be
could rrooin his ov;i Uorso while bis
daughter cooked at iLi? camiulre, but
In Ottawa and Montr.! Lo:d Dufferin
was ever the grand sois-wr and the
"dignified part of the cosi'tituiional
Earl Grey can also be the- plains
man. He acquired the habit 5u Rho
desia, where he was :dia?ri'.rator In
1S9C-7. at the time of iha Matabele
war. How many s!i':i rcm"ber hi
afternoon visits tu Dulawnyo club
in flannel trouser?. elMuh bat and
And he carried tho jnMt to Cacf-da,
where he has yisitcil i-.cry proOnc-e
eveu to faraway Dswod City an J
has been welcomed a? a c.rtrd by
pioneer and farmer, banter .'tTi.l miner.
He can wcrk with them .nil find more
dithcult still can talk with their.
No Canadian born L:is iso; mwnred
faith in the future of bis cmnlry thnn
Earl Grey. lie believes a firmly ai
any of them that Cauadsi la i.-T!ned
to become the most populous, th most
wealthy and the most Important part of
the British empire. 'Trovjdol Canada
keeps her Judiciary pure, her politic
clean and her administration borest.
nothing can prevent her ou day be
coming the controlling factor la too
empire of self governing nations."
In Newfoundland, the oldest and in
many respects the most conservative
of the British colonies, bis influence
has been not less beneficent. New
foundlanders have a habit of regarding
Canadians as foreigners and as "dis
loyal" to the British connection. Earl
Grey has done much to roraovo this
prejudice and to bring naan-r. the day
when Newfoundland mny tcouo not
the least of teu province t b jjreat
Earl Grey not only believes bofpro
claims bis belief from tha hcstops.
for be knows the value o aiTvwrisinff
even a natiou. He has solVt founda
tion for bis faith. H hn.i seen the
population of Canada grow ttcn six
to nearly ten millions; be has watcbod
two railways creeping neroas the on
tinont to make a third Una between
the Atlantic and Pacific; bo hns ob
served the tide of migration -hanging
from the south to the north, and
the United States returning Cuada's
gift of 3,000,000 sons and daughters to
the republic, and he has nca barren
plains golden under grain.
The heart of man la made to recon
cile contradictions. Hume.
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RESTORING MEXICO'S PYRAMIDS
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ITY OF MEXICO. Rapid progress Is being made in uncovering the
ancient pyramids of Teotlhuacan, which work Is being carried on by
tha Mexican government. It is intended that the larger of these
Azteq temples, known as the Pyramid of the Sun, shall be com
pletely uncovered before next September, when the hundredth anniver
sary of Mexico's declaration of independence will be celebrated. Tha
Byramid of the Sun is about 690 feet square at the basa, and 185 feet
high. It is built In five terraces, which are connected by a broad flight of
steps on the southern slope, leading to the top. On the top, where was
once probably a tempi. It Is now bare. The Interior is composed of al
ternate layers of rubble and adobe or sun-dried bricks.
The Argus Daily Short Story
All a Mstake B.
Copyrighted, ltie. by
I reached my destination at 11 o'clock
at night, was driven to the L. hotel,
was shown to my room and went to
bed. The next morning I did not re
turn to the room after breakfast, but
did so at noon. An important matter
of business absorbed my attention, and
I was unmindful of everything else.
My key did not work in the lock; but,
turning t. knob, the door opened. I
concluded that either I or the maid
who had put the room in order had
left it unlocked.
Still thinking on other matters, I
saw on tho mantel a package done up
In paper. It was about three Inches
long by two broad and aa Inch thick.
At another time 1 would have exam
ined It; but, with my mind full of bust
ness, I concluded it to be one of a num
ber of small parcels I had taken out of
my suit case when making my toilet in
the morning, so I put it in my coat
Going to the stand to wash my
hands. I discovered lying on it a ring
set with two large diamonds.
I dropped my business matter and
fixed my attention on the ring. Then
I looked about the room. There was a
trunk in It that was not mine. A ward
robe stood open, and 1 could see with
in articles of women's appareL I had
got into the wrong room.
Had the ring not thus been exposed
I would have simply retired. As it
was. if I should be seen leaving the
room and a thief should appropriate
the Jewelry I would be suspected of
having stolen it. I concluded to take
it to the office.
As I was leaving to do so I met a
lady about to enter. She looked at me.
flushed and asked:
"What were you doing In my room?"
Before I had time to reply she called
a porter who was passing apd said:
"Hold that man till I go Into my
room and see if anything is missing."
She ran into the room while the por
ter kept me under observation.
"It's gone," I beard her say. ana.
coming our. she told the porter that
she bad left a diamond ring on the
wasbstand and I bad taken it.
"Pardon me," I said. -I got into the
wrong room. I found your ring on the
"THAT'S A I.IXET.T STORY," SAID THE POU
washstand and was taking it to the of
fice. Here it is."
That's a likely story,." said the
We three went to the offlce, where
my explanation was listened to with
evident distrust. But the young lady.
having secured her ring, was not mind
ed to press the matter, and It was
dropped.-' but not for long. In half
an hour, while I was sitting near the
hotel entrance. - a policeman entered,
the clerk pointed to me, and I was
taken Into custody.
I was led to the police station to an
swer to a charge of robbery and. fortu
nately having evidences of property
with roe, was enabled to give ball for
tny appearance the pext day. Return
ing to the botel. I asked the clerk why
the matter was to be pushed. He re
plied that the lady had missed some
thing else she would not say what
nd It had "d Uat d .uum. I
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f tV - -.'rtf r- -i'AiXJ-j l
Edward C. Hancock.
Associate! Utarmry Press.
tried to think of Komething I had mis
appropriated besides the ring, but
could remember nothing. Later, upon
putting my band in my pocket for my
handkerchief. I took out the little pack
age I had found on the mantel. I
went to my room my own room this
time uncovered the package and dis
played a bundle of letters.
Having convinced myself from the
address on one of them that they were
Dot mine, I wrapped them up again
and put them back in my pocket.
I made up my mind that there was a
story in these letters which was run
ning counter to the story of ray hav
ing inadvertently come Into possession
of them. I was to be tried for steal
ing the ring and perhaps would not
be able to prove my lnnocense. In
deed, appearances were much against
me. Might not these letters be used
to induce the lndy to withdraw her
charge? I had no sooner thought of
this than I took them to the offlce of
an acquaint.iiK-c and put them In bis
safe. I did not wish them to be re
covered by search.
As soon as I hnd done this I wrote
my accuser a note telling her that I
had inadvertently appropriated some
letters belonging to her and that she
might have them by withdrawing ber
charge against me. She had become
so sure that 1 was a professional thief
that she wrote back stating that she
would withdraw tho charge nnd give
me JoOO for the letters. I wrote her
that I did not ask money for the let
ters and that she was welcome to them
if she' would withdraw her. charge
against me. To this she acceded, and
instead of sending some one to me with
an order for them she appointed a
meeting with me Iu one of the hotel
parlors. I did not propose to be out
done by a woman, so I left the letters
where I bad put them.
We met as agreed. Tho lady was
not over twenty-four years old and
was quite comely. She was evidently
of the upper class and had wounded
my amour propre by not recognizing
me for a social equal instead of mis
taking me for u thief. She opened the
"Are you a tool of George Norton?"
she asked abruptly.
"I haven't the pleasure of the gen
"You must have seen his name on
the letters. They were addressed t
I looked at one address, which con
vinced me that the letters dIJ not be
long to me."
"Do you mean to tell me that you
haven't read them?"
"Then how did you know I would
value them so far as to effer so much
"I didn't until you made your offer."
"Will you please tell me how .you
Read and FOLLOW
When you buy a cake of P. and G. The White
Naphtha Soap, please read the directions on the
inside of the wrapper.
They tell you how to' wash clothes in half the
time and with half the effort it now takes ...
without boiling them . . . without rubbing the life
out of them on a washboard . . . without your
v having to stand for hours, over a rub of steaming
P.andC The White Naphtha Soap is not
ordinary laundry soap. It should not be used as
ordinary laundry soaps are used. That is why we
ask you to read and follow
restrained yourself lruui reading the
"Other people's letters don't interest
."I 6hould luive road thorn had I been
you." , "
"Then your standard of honor is dif
ferent from nine."
"I have made n mistake."
"Several. Which one do you mean?"
"I have bit-n engaged to Geors
Norton. I was warned against him.
but woVJd not listen. 1 stole my let
ters. which he would not return. 1
supposed he had employed you to gel
them back for him."
"Does ht employ gentlemen for sucli
For the firr.t time she looked asham
ed. Shcvdroppcd her eyes and fidgeted
with the riug I was to be tried foi
"I didn't observe you closely whet
you came out of my room. I see now I
was very much mistaken. I ask youi
"Now that you have brgun when
you should have begun before, at tin
beginning, we can get on rapidly. Per
tr.it me to upoiogize for having nils
taken your room for mine. I was ab
sorbed iu a matter of business. I pu
your package of letters In my pocke
without being couscious of what I wa:
"I see. I have acted very hastily."
I arose ard touched a button. Tliet
I wrote on the back of an old envelop
an order for the letters. When an at
tendant came I told him to send fo:
them. In fifteen minutes he returnee
nnd banded me the package. I handct
them to the lady.
"But I have done nothing towan
withdrawing the charge," she said.
"You will. I have no fear of that"
"Because I know you for a lady, ant
a lady once convinced that I am i
gentleman, not a thief
"would never think of charging m
with being one."
"What shall I do to stop the thing?"
I advised her of the necessary stepe
after which we went on with our coal
"It 6eems to me." she said, "that
am the real thief in this matter."
"I stole the letters from George Not
"That was not stealing. They be
longed to you. You only took you
This bad the effect to comfort he
somewhat, though she e til 1 seeiuo
much mortified at her treatment of rat
I was not disposed to per nil t her t
escape too readily from this moriifica
"I don't quite undersland,"I remark
ed, "why you thought It necessary t
offer so high a price for your letters."
"I supposed," she replied shame
facedly, "that you were an agent o
George Norton. I wished to Iiidii'2
you to give me the Ictlers instead v
giving them to him."
"In other words, I was consider
not only a blackmailer, but a subjec
for bribery to turn against my em
She bung her head. Indeed. sli
seemed so pained sit tho position ii
which she had placed her.t5f that
hastened to apply a balm to tl
"It was all a mistake." I snid. risln
"for which you .".re sorry, as 1 am a
having unw'ttln.url.v trosp:issod v. h re
had right to trespass. ISut I trust thn
It is a mistake that ii!:;y jrlve me
I asked Jier whpre she lived. ai;C
when she replied that it was in a il'j
not far from the one in which I reIutf
I asked permission to : upon l;i
when I went there. This sl.e reruJI'.i
accorded, and I took it r. :i:ysi!.'
to go withtMit waiting for ::u.r thing iv
cept herself to call me there, i l-r t
only. called once, but often, aid Dually
persuaded her to do penance fr.r :::!.
taking me for a thief by m.irr;, Inc me.
And so it was that I narrowly -enped
Imprisonment ?.r roMiery. as
suming later tho chains of mr.trtmony.
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news ail the time The
:i Philosophy (
THE PR0SPECT. ,
tvriLL men In future ages
Korget the way to walk
And how on foot to travel
Since flying Is the talk?
With airship, locomotives
And Bteamhhlps everywhere, '
Will he begin to wonder
Why feet were fastened there f
On foot he will be lonely.
And H will tirem a crlma k
If he Is Kolntc somewhere
To use up no much time.
With everybody soaring.
Propel I-J by tcanollne.
IIo'll surely save Ms money
And buy him a machine.
He'll seek some able surceon
And to the doctor say,
"Cut off these feet, old Sawbones,
For they are In the way."
When they are amputated
Tl.on he can travel light -A
n't never more be tempted
liy anything but flight.
Ho conis will ever trouble
When he la In that class,
Ar.d then without a shudder
A ho store he can pass.
He'll say as some old codger
Goes trudging down the street
Juki see thst ancient fogy
Who still Is wearing feet!"
Gstting Down Fine.
"That carpet you sold me was wsr
ranted not to shrink."
"That is bow it came to us, ma dam."
"Well, your guarantee didn't work."
"Did It shrink much, madam?"
"Much? Why, the man sucked it up
In thewacuum cleaner thla morning."
lTTur to WLAm.
"I have absolutely nothing to wear."
"Then you must be in fine shape for
a dinner decollete dance."
believe In telling
"Oh, don't you?"
"No. When I lie I want it to be full
of color and land me somewhere."
"John fell In love with my hand last
"With your band? 1
"It was a straight flush."
"Aw. he's a regular sissy boy."
"How kin you tell?'
"The way he Basse back."
"Didn't bear him eass back."
"That's it. He Jlst maUea faces be
hind yer back."
"What are you crying for, little
"So I ran get what I want."
"I can look ri'ht into her window.'
"And what do you sis?"
"I never look."
The tfnins rim-.; not have to (rticsa
Or deal l(h lacn umcnown.
It fhovu ambitious little towns
How much they haven't grown.
A good deal of our difficulty In get
tins through with the day's work
arises from what we did or didn't eat
for dinner last uilit.
A soft pn.ip is apt to bu found to be
having a gnat many people aticking
If all were paid, according to the
merits of each a adjudicated by him
self it I doubtful If there would be
enough to go around.
Nobody expects every !xdy to get to
heaven, but each knows oue who will
make the rlllie.
It all averages up pretty well. The
one who Joy rides tho most gets pinch
ed tha ufteucrt.
A felloiv who always has an eye for
the mala chance soon learns to copper
all the others.
There U a large share of our popula
tion who neem to think that dignity
Dti'ht to make up for diligence in thla
When a man gets out nnd huntles for
his living he doesn't have much time
With a haughty disregard for tho
admonition of his elders the gleesome
graduate stnrts out to prove his own
theories and Incidentally to get it Iu
If a lot of the disorderly ones could
not use the Lord as a sort of Waste
basket they would soon be swamped
with their own old iunk.
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