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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, OCTOBERS 1, 1910.
; THE ARGUS.
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Tuesday, October 11, 1910.
8ave up your spare change for
Bethany home next Saturday.
I have no defense to make of the
Payne law because it needs none,"
says Mr. Cannon. We move to amend
by substituting "admits of for
Champ Clark will have no opposi
tion for the speakership. The prospect
of beholding him driving a pair of Mis
souri mules down Pennsylvania avenue
.has unified the democratic member
ship of the house of representatives.
Roosevelt beat Jim Sherman for
chairman of the New York republican
convention, but If Jim will keep cool
and watch he will behold the most in
spiring collapse of political furniture
in November that New York eyes ever
"Some men have said we passed a
?ood tariff law," said Senator Cum
min8 recently. "I don't think so. Lead
ers of the senate and house deliberate
ly repudiated the republican platform
and revised the tariff In the interest
Df the manufacturers and big corpora
tions and not in the interest of the
American public. Whenever the Amer
ican people have opportunity to pass
Judgment on tbe tariff bill they will
consign the men who made It to eter
The People Are For .It.
The preliminary canvass of the
situation in Rock Island as regards
the submission to the people of the
proposition to adopt the commission
form of municipal government, af
fords an index to public sentiment.
Of the people so far seen the number
favoring it are at a low estimate two
Rock Island will record Itself in
favor of giving the new order of
things a test. The people believe it
Is worth trying, and what the people
The people of Rock Island are to
have their annual opportunity to con
tribute to the benefit of Bethany
Home. Next Saturday has been des
ignated by the ladles to whose praise
worthy efforts the home has become
what it Is, as the annual Bethany
Home tag day. The people have al
ways responded liberally to this most
noble cause. They will do it again
this year. Who would not?
It is an easy and popular way of
allowing every one to give according
to his means and his disposition to
the children's home. Wbat is more
inspiring; what should appeal more
eloquently to the better angels of
Rock Island will eagerly await the
opportunity to "Boost for Bethany
Free Trade and Price.
Public opinion compelled congress,
when it was considering the tariff bill,
to put the products of the Standard
Oil trust on the free list. Now, the
consumers of refined oil are having
their reward, for the trust has been
compelled to reduce the price. Oil in
barrels has now been cut in price
from 9 to 8 cents at the refinery
and refined oil in tanks has been re
duced from 64 to 5H cents a gallon.
The trust says In a late statement:
"The level of prices for refined oil
today In the United States is lower
than at any time during recent years,
and as a direct result of these prices
the consumption of refined oil in this
country is increasing."
That is a tariff lesson which he who
runs may read; and further, that the
lower the price of commodities, the
more Is consumed, because the same
amount of wages will buy more. If
the Standard Oil trust did not have a
virtual monopoly of the pipe lines and
the means of distribution, the price of
refined oil would be lower still.
The Republican "Ballyhoo."
The colonel is to tote Stimson, the
republican candidate for governor
of New York, around the state and will
plain English, the "ballyhoo" is the
Coney Island show circles call It. In
plain English, the "ballyhoo," as the
spectacle which attracts the crowds,
and Mr. Roosevelt will no doubt fill
the bill. When the colonel ran for
governor in 1S98 the "ballyhoo" con
sisted of two rough riders in uniform
and it usually drew a crowd. Still it
is difficult to believe that the voters
of New York can be seduced from their
party allegiance by simply seeing the
colonel and hearing him express his
opinion in the classic English that he
often employs.' He may attract the
Hearst followers, who are mostly
socialists, but tbe "old guard" has al
ready seen and heard too-much Roose
velt ballyhoolng, and will need greater
inducements to vote for Stimson than
the colonel can provide.
Whether " the "ballyhoo" will play
the progressive or Insurgent role, or
whether the actor will try the rapid
! change act to u to suit all of the J
audiences that will greet bim has not
yet been advertised.
Governor to Boost County Ticket.
The chief of the commonwealth is
always welcome to any community
within his dominions. So Governor
Charles Deneen will be received with
Joy whenever the spirit may move
him to come to Rock Island. Es
pecially will this be true when it is
recalled how many times he has dis
appointed the people in failing to
keep his appointments on public oc
casions, stripped of partisan signifi
cance. At such times the governor
of the state, regardless of his poli
tics, would always be accorded the
honor due his official station.
It is learned now, however, that
Governor Deneen is at last coming
to Rock Island. He is not under
the present order of things coming
entirely In his capacity as governor;
rather is he coming In the role of
political dictator using the power of
his great office to whip the rank and
file of his party into line in the forth
coming county election. It is hardly
necessary to comment on the
effect of bringing so much pres
sure to bear on the republican voters
of the county, especially when it Is
considered that just at this particu
lar time In Rock Island county there
is nothing greater at stake
than some of . the officers on
the county ticket. Indeed, and
it is at the request of the county
committee that the governor is to
lend bis presence In this corner of
the state. As is known there is no
important strife on the state ticket,
no fight involving party lines for the
legislature, and Senator Landee has no
opposition for reelection in the sena
torial district and so far Congressman
McKInley has had things his own way
in the Fourteenth congressional dis
trict. So that 'all there Is to attract the
governor politically Bpeaking is the
county election. If he is to be pre
vailed upon to interfere in matters
of a strictly local nature in this re
spect, remains to be seen.
In any event the action of the lo
cal politicians in aiming to get tbe
benefit of his influence would seem
to convey the impression that "some
body Is scared that something is go
ing to happen."
Nevertheless, let the governor
come, by all means.
Lisbon, Portugal's Capital.
Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, of
the stirring events in which city, so
much has been published in the news
papers the last few days, had a pop
ulation in 1900 of 557,000, now prob
ably over 400,000.
Tbe city is situated on the north
shore of the estuary of the Tagus,
seven miles from the ocean. The es
tuary here is about 1 miles wide,
but Immediately above the city It
widens into a large lake from 4 to 8
miles wide, forming one of the best
harbors of Europe with deep water
both in the lake and through the en
trance which is defended by fortifi
cations. The city stretches along the
coast for five, miles.
The old part of the city has a num
ber of Roman and Moorish remains
and Its streets are narrow and
crooked, steep and ill-paved. -The new
part of the city to the west is reg
ularly laid out with wide streets
crossing at right angles and trav
ersed by numerous street railways.
Lisbon has a medical school, schools
of commerce, agriculture and naviga
tion, academies of art and music, sev
eral museums, scientific academies
and a national public library of over
200,000 volumes, 10,000 manuscripts
and e large collection of coins.
The city has an excellent sewerage
system and is one of the cleanest in
Europe. Two aqueducts supply Lis
bon with an abundance of pure water.
In the city are manufactured jew
elry, musical instruments, woolen,
cotton and silk fabrics, gloves, hats,
shoes, paper, soap and chemicals.
There are iron foundries, machine
shops and sugar refineries.
Lisbon's trade is chiefly with Eng
land, Brazil and Portugal's African
Lisbon under other names has long
existed. It was founded by the
Phoenicians and was a flourishing
capital of Lusltania when first visited
by the Romans. It was taken by the
Moors in 716 and held by them till
1147 when it was recaptured by Al
fonso 1. with an army' of crusaders.
During the centuries of Portuguese
exploration the city rose to a high
position of commercial importance.
On Nov., 1. 1775. Lisbon was visited
by the famous earthquake which laid
most of the city in ruins and killed
from 30,000 to 40,000 persons.
Oct. 11 in American
1S4S Ternliie uurricnue at navana;
three French and fourteen Span
ish men-of-war and sixty -three
mercbantment wrecked in tbe har
bor. 1S63 President Andrew Johnson or
dered tbe release of all captive of
ficials of the former Confederacy
except Jefferson Davis.
1903 Colonel Richard Henry Savage,
soldier, author, traveler and scien
tist, died: born 1S4A.
RATES UP AFTER THE
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commission must rule whether the
railroads should be allowed to increase
present rates. The commission itself
is authority for the statement that no
reliance can be placed in these figures.
The annual report of the commission
for 1908 says:
An to Over-Capitalisation.
"No one at the present time caji say
whether the railroads are under or
Seldom has a state government had
a more difficult problem presented te
it to solve than that which has long
been before the officials of Wisconsin
in connection with John F. Dietz. the
outlaw of Cameron dam, who surrender
ed Saturday afternoon after a battle
and who is now in Jail charged with
murder. Entrenched in the lit
tle cabin near Winter, this man for
nearly 10 years has defied the state au
thorities and others who sought to
oust bim in accordance with mandates
of the courts. He has been besieged
by deputies and some bloody conflicts
have taken place, but always he has
held out againsH the forces brought
against him. Even the recent shoot
ing of his daughter Myra in a fight
with deputy sheriffs did not cause him
to yield. On the contrary, as she lay
dangerously wounded and a prisoner
in the hands of his enemies, he reiter
ated his defiance, and held at bay the
numerous deputies who surrounded his
cabin. Attorney General Gilbert went
all the way to Winter as the special
envoy of Governor Davidson and plead
ed with Dietz to surrender, but his
overtures were rejected. G. W. Froe
lich of St. Paul, a mysterious "angel
of peace" who claimed to represent
only "humanity." made his way to the
beleaguered cabin recently, but Dietz
soon became convinced that Froelich
was there in the interests of Freder
ick W. Weyerhaeuser, the lumber
magnate, and turned him away. The
picture shows Myra Dietz, the wound
ed daughter, and. below, the outlaw
and his family grouped in front of
their log cabin.
over-capitalized. Every railway bal
ance sheet begins with 'cost of prop
erty,' against which is set a figure
which purports to stand for the
Investment. No court, or commission,
or accountant, or financial writer
would for a moment consider that the
present balance sheet statement pur
porting to give 'cost of property sug
gests, even in a remote degree, a re
liable estimate, either of money in
vested or of present value."
In other words, the commission is
constantly permitting the railroads to
increase rates upon a showing of fig
ures which the commission itself ad
mits are unreliable.
INFANT MORTALITY HEAVY
Over One-Third of Deaths in Iowa
in September Preventable.
Des Moines, Iowa, Oct 11. Over
one-third of all the deaths recorded
in Iowa during the month of Sep
tember occurred among infants, ac
cording to a mortality report issued
by the state board of health. Ex-
actly 432 infants died during the
month, over half of which resulted
from preventable diseases.
v Deafness Cannot Be Cured,
by local applications, as they can
not reach the diseased portions of
the ear. There is only one way to
cure deafness and that is by consti
tutional remedies. Deafness is
caused byan inflamed condition of
tbe mucous lining of the eustachian
tube. When this tube is inflamed
you have a rumbling sound or Im
perfect hearing and when it is en
tirely closed, deafness is the result,
and unless the inflammation can be
taken out and this tube restored to
its normal condition, hearing will
be destroyed forever; nine cases out
of ten are caused by catarrh, which
is nothing Cut an inflamed condi
tion of the mucous surfaces.
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The Argus Dgily Short Story
The Two Rosettes
Copyrighted, 1910, by
As 1 walked up the garden path be
tween the stifT rows of flaming holly
hocks I saw Gertrude's grandfather
sitting on the veranda. He greeted
me with his delightful air of old time
gallantry, aud I changed my purpose
of Joining the gay throng lu the old
fashioned drawing room and dropped
Into a chair at his side. I was still
wearing my quaint little automobile
bonnet, and my face flushed with
pleasure at the admiring light in his
fine old eyes, but I wns soon to learn
that it was not my face or my bonnet
which had evoked his approval, but
an awakened memory from the long
And then the old soldier, told this
The girl who bad worn the flower
wreathed bonnet must have been beau
tiful Indeed, with her rosy cheeks and
bright dark eyes and the black curls,
which bobbed coquettishly Just above
"IT IS TOU I WANT. LITTLE KTJRSE."
the two rosettes which were- placed
upon either side of the bonnet. They,
were fashioned of forgetmenots these
rosettes with a rosebud center In
each, and when her youthful lover
bade her farewell as he went to an
swer his country's call it was the for
getmenot rosette which he begged as a
keepsake to carry away to war.
"When I look upon it I shall seem to
see your face," he said. And the girl
clung to him.
"Bring it safely back to me," she
besought him. "I shall always be
waiting for you."
It was this promise which gave him
courage through all the privation and
unspeakable horror of war. Far away
In a peaceful little village the lone girl
would aiwaxsie waiting bc&ei(uUx.far
By Agnes G. Brogan.
Associated Literary Press.
bis return and when be could look
into her eyes again.
Well, he was wounded at last and
lay suffering upon the battlefield, try
ing to endure silently the racking pain
until the doctor and nurses might come
to his relief.
He wondered dully if they would be
in time, and then the one girl's face
seemed suddenly to appear before
him, laughing from the depths of her
bonnet. She had been gay and-happy
always, he remembered. Would it
grieve her now to learn that he would
never come back. Yet she must know.
He aroused himself with a great ef
fort and turned biiudly toward a man
who . lay half reclining upon the
"There's a little keepsake in my
pocket," he said haltingly, "and if all
should be up with me I'd like you to
send it to a girl in Hampton town
with a message."
The other young man leaned for-'
ward and with swift and gentle fin
gers drew forth the crumpled knot of
forgetmenots. lie stared at Jt unbe
lievingly for a moment and then
laughed. It was not a pleasant laugh
to hear. A nurse working near by
looked up, startled at the sound, and
then waited, listening:
' See here." the man said presently.
"A girl in Hampton gave you this at
parting promised to be faithful and
true, waiting for you at the end, eh?
You see, I happen to know all about
it, for there were two 'true lover
knots' upon that bonnet of hers, and
I guess I can match you."
With an exclamation he threw a sec
ond rosette upon the ground, where
the Incongruous bits of blue and pink
so exactly alike lay between them.
The wounded lad grew white to the
Hps. "You mean that she" he whis
pered. 'Then the little nurse approach
ed. With steady gray eyes she regard
ed the Injured men and sank upon her
knees before the one whose strength
was fast failing.
"Well," she asked in a crisp, busi
nesslike manner, "what can I do fbr
"The best thing you can do now,
nurse," he whispered hopelessly, "Is
just to let me die."
"Nonsense!" the girl replied. "Would
you surrender so easily, general?"
She smiled as she bestowed tbe name
upon him and wan already at work
with her bandages. Her gaze fell ap
parently for the first time upon the
rosettes, and she gave, a start of sur
prise. "Why, I declare," she said "to think
that I should find in this dreadful
place pieces of my own handiwork 1"
"Your work?" tried the man who
had tossed them there.
"I will tell you about it," she ex
plained, "if you promise not to speak
one word." She looked anxiously
down at the pale face beneath ..her
own and then flashed a warning
glance at the man who bad spoken.
"I have often seen you both in
Hampton," she said, "tbe general here
as he went to and fro each day,
and you, Mr, Merrill, when you visit
ed in town. My aunt keeps tbe little
millinery store at the crossroads, so I
am also acquainted with your sweet
hearts. I am not sure they would
have been pleased, however, bad they
known that I duplicated the rosettes
upon their bonnets. It Was almost the
last work I did before volunteering as
a nurse. If I ever have a sweetheart,"
she. added, "I hope that be will not
be so ready to doubt me. And now,"
she asked of her patient, "are you
His eyes were shining. "Yes," he
answered, "thanks to you."
And as they bore him away the
nurse smilingly slipped the rosette back
Into the blue coat pocket. The other
man rather shamefacedly replaced his
"Guess Tm about ready to fight
again," be said.
"You soon will - be," she replied,
bending over him.
As she passed - through the rows of
cot beds In the rudely constructed hos
pital a few days afterward a weak
voice called to her:
"Little milliner," It said, "would you
write a letter for, me to to the girl
She turned :qnlckly.' "Yes, general,"
she answered in her brisk way.
The sick man ;watched eagerly for
her coming each day, and tbe steady
light of her clear gray eyes seemed to
calm and sooth as she bent over tbe
cot with a cheering word.
"I am discharged, little milliner," be
said one morning. "It is to be home
on a furlough."
The nurse laughed unsteadily. "And
you will see the face in the bonnet?"
He left the place one moonlit even
ing and turned to look back at the
slight figure of the nurse framed in
the doorway, ner face gleamed with
a white radiance beneath Its muslin
The picture remained with him
throughout the Joyous welcome which
followed his arrival at home. Ellen
was there to meet him. She had
grown even lovelier, he thought, but
as be lingered on idly at ber side be
was conscious of a growing disap
pointment in the girl he had loved.
He reproached himself at tbe realiza
tion that he was eager to be away,
then squared his shoulders and drew a
long free breath.
"I am going back," he told her. "I
must be in the midst of this fight."
He prepared for departure in a fe
ver of impatience, and then at the
last moment came the glad news, her
alded from tongue to tongue, that the
war was ended.
The young soldier listened dazedly
to the rejoicing of his companions,
and as the train which was to bear
him away clanged noisily into the sta
tion he swung himself on to the plat
form and waved a good by.
He must find the little gray eyed
nurse. He must see her Just once
more. As he ascended the hill leading
up to the camp hospital all was bustle
and confusion, and at last, with a
great sigh of relief, he espied a white
clad figure coming alone down the
"Oh, little milliner," he cried, "I
feared that you bad gone!"
She drew back, startled at tbe sound
of his voice, then smiled. "Do you
not know that the war is over, gen
eral," she asked, "and our work here
"I knew," he answered, "but I had
to see you again, if only to say good
by." The gray eyes regarded him seri
ously. "And the face la tbe bonnet?"
"I have given my word," he said
sadly. "I must return to her."
Then the nurse motioned him to a
seat at her side. "I have a confession
to make," she began. "Remember that
'all is fair in love and war,' so when I
found you and Robert Merrill side by
side upon the battlefield you fatally
wounded, as I supposed well, I told
a lie about the two rosettes, hoping to
make it easier for you to die, easier
for him to live. The bits of forgetme
not were fashioijed by my hands, it is
true, but both were sewed upon El
len Richmond's bonnet."
She paused. "Will it grieve you
now to learn that Robert Merrill has
tened back to marry ber tbe moment
that peace was declared?"
But it was certainly not grief that
shone from the young man's eyes as
he leaned toward her.
"It Is you I want, little nurse," he
begged. "Will you go borne with me?"
She sat white and smiling in tbe
golden light of the setting sun, and
then Tbe old soldier threw back his
white head as though be were listen
Ing to marshaling music.
"Did she marry him?" I Insisted.
His laughter rang out like tbnt of a
boy. "You shall see," be answered
and raised his voice to call "Mother!"
A little old lady who had been sit
ting at the farther end of the lawn
arose In answer and came toward
us. Her gray eyes shone undimmed
through the fifty years.
"Yes. general." h snld.
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T)ON'T fret about your neighbor's af
fairs. Maybe he is as competent
to manage them as you are.
If you can't do what you like, like
wbat you do if you can.
The man with the hearty laugh Is
always In demand, but the market for
grouches Is glutted. ,
Some persons spend so. mflch time
worrying bver things tbey can't help
that tbey have no time to give to
things they might make better.
Many a man Is reached by ridicule
whom even sarcasm or a club can't
Beware the wrath of the patient
The people who pin their faith to
signs always remember the times
when tbe signs come true, but con
veniently forget the fall-downs.
Why does a man always get a warm
epell If he is addressed as "My good
For Ice cream, candy, peanuts and
pink lemonade tbe county fair has the
clrcns beaten to a frazzle.
Just a Campaign.
Wbat meaneth this clamor and clatter?
And wbat In the world la the max tar T
Have people cone daffy
To set at the taffy "
That's on the political platter? h
Juit Hat to the ear splitting clamor
From every lunit loosened wind jammer.
It really la awful
And should not be lawful.
The way men axe using; tbe hammer.
This pulling; and haultnj- and fighting.
Advancing, retreating, backbiting.
Is strictly and truly
Most rude and unruly.
Or so It appears at this writing.
Each brash and unlovable sinner
la certain that be is a winner.
But some of the starter
Will end up as martyrs
And will not be tbere at the dinner.
This poll Hies game is terror.
By means that are fouler or fairer
Tbe voters are bound up
To be at the roundup
Unless I am greatly In error.
Of stfltesmanshlp hardly pretenses.
The thing is to fix up their fences.
To take any chances
To get the finances 1 ,
And have some left after expenses.
But what Is the difference, I wonder.
Who floats and who has to go under t
The people they tickle
Don't profit a nickel;
The bosses take care of the plunder.
Matter of Knowledge
'What's the difference between
spinster and a bachelor girl?"
"Spinster and bachelor girl?"
"A bachelor girl thinks the has some
chance In the matrimonial game."
"And a spinster knows she Is out of
No Change of Program.
"What tune was that you were play
ing?' "Why, that was The Sweet By and
By.' Don't you remember that old fa
"Yes. I know that was what yoa
called it when you played It yester
day, but I didn't know bat what you
were calling It something else today
for a change."
"I have always bad an ambition to
turn a band organ on tbe street,' seid
the sprightly young woman.
"now odd!" observed the can de
"It Is a fact, though, and I bar al
ways wanted you to go along as mon
key." ' tr
I'd like to own a country place
And while my life away
Far from the madding human
And watch the chickens lay.
I'd wander In that calm retreat
And never fret nor fear.
Benldes, I wouldn't have to eat
The egg s of yesteryear.
"Brown seems to be very straight
forward and polite."
"Yes; I think be will soon spring It"
"His candidacy for office."
"ne likes to have her enjoy her
elf." "He does?"
"Yes. and the farther away from
him It takes ber tbe better be likes' it."
"She always shows a good opinion
"She probably feels that she needs
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