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THE ROCK TSUAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, JANUARY 7. "imi.
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township in Rock Island county.
Saturday, January 7, 1910.
Painful as Is the alienee at Oys
ter Bay, It Is welcome.
If worst comes to worst remem
ber that the crop of peanuts is
growing larger every year.
A Wins ted (Conn.) farmer has
trained a rooster to ride a bicycle.
This Is something: to crow about.
A new gun that will fire 400 shots
a minute has been invented and may
be used by soldiers of the United
States army. Will somebody please
send a marked copy to Japan?
Commander Peary had to leave
his overcoat with a Washington res
taurant man as surety for the price
of a cup of coffee. Such are the
perils and pitfalls of life in the cap
ital. King George of England departed
from an old custom by declining on
New Year's day to create any new
peers. Perhaps he wants to keep
his arm from being sore when Pre
mier Asquith demands the exercise
of the royal prerogative. 1
Ottawa votes today on the proposi
tion to adopt its commission plan of
government Other cities will vote as
follows: Qulncy, Jan. 24; Cham
paign, Jan. 18; Decatur, Jan. 17, Mon
mouth. Jan. 24 and Joliet and other cit
ies at different dates during the month.
From the number of bouquets
with which Rock Island and Moline
are being showered from all quar
ters of the state, apropos of the
adoption of the commission plan of
municipal government, both cities
have builded better than they may
Governor Haskell of Oklahoma is !
sudden if not ceremonious. On the !
strength of the popular vote on the
state capital question somt months
ago he picked up the great seal of
the state, rushed in an automobile
from Guthrie to Oklahoma City,
and established the state govern
ment in a hotel. The courts upset
that vote, and the legislature had to
pass another bill making Oklahoma
City the capital and the governor
signed it sitting on a stool in a rail
way restaurant. The fact that the
enabling art passed by congress fixed
Guthrie as the state capital until
1913 has no sort of influence upon
the enterprising statesmanship cf
the bumptious infant in the family
Tho Iix Way. .
Mr. Dix the new governor of New
York is a business man, a manufac
turer of wallpaper, who has made a
modrrate fortune legitimately, and
whose character is indicated by the
fart tlint. although he has b?en a
large employer of labor for a great
many years, he has nevtr had a
strike or a disagreement with his
hands. National Review.
Dx wav. He simnlv elves hi em-
gloves a square dfal and they treat
him squarely in return.
It seems like a simple way
treat a great problem and after
it is the only way.
The Square leal Speaker.
Chicago News: Speaker Adkins,
who has been chosen to preside over
the lower house at Springfield, in
nousces that there is no other duty
laid out before him than that of giv
ng "every man in the general as
sembly a square deal, to see that
every man's rights are respected."
Welcome the square deal speaker.
Hit idea of his duties may be some
what restricted, since the Illinois
public wants a square deal also, but
it will agree to look for that from
tbo full membership of the house if
bjrare dealing is indeed to be the
order of the day in that body.
Let us all sit by hopefully and
watch the legislative game as it Is
played under the square deal policy.
House Cut I'nder Ban.
Now comes a doctor who declares
that the "harmless necessary eat."
the playmate of the children and the
ornament of the fireside, is a menace
to life and health aa a disseminator
and breeder of tuberculosis.
Dr. Thomas W. Clark of Lake
wood. Ohio, after slaughtering about
100 helpless felines and exploring
. their remains reports that he fonnd
in all of them the germs of tuber
culosis. His attention was called to
this by the fact that a certain man
whom he knew had tuberculosis also
had a family cat. Ergo, the cat.
must be responsible for the tubercu
losis. Thereupon the cat was seized j Brig. Gen. Pershing Says Xacrvee Will
and dissected and a general descent Defend the Islands,
'was made upon the helpless felfnes Washington. Jan. 7. Should an
of Lakewood. The discovery that I emergency arise In the Philippines,
all of them were more or less tuber-: the United States would have to de
cular is valuable If it means any-ipend upon native forces for the de
thing, but how about all the other ifense of the Islands, and the Filipino
germs that were in those cats which i would be found a loyal soldier, ac-
were not discovered and upon which j
no report was made?
There is little doubt that all kind ,
of animals, men included, are full of ,
germs of different descriptions which
are only waiting a favorable develop-!
ment of a field for propagation to be-j
come a menace to life and health.
Most of us. if not all. swallow
enough typhoid germs in the course
of a life time to destroy the army of
XerzeB, but our normal stomachs
make short work of them before
they get to a place where the condi
tions are favorable for their multi
plication. The rat and the flea and the mos
quito already have been tried, con
victed and condemned as mediums
for the distribution of disease germs;
dogs are looked on with suspicion;
cows must be carefully Inspected lest
their milk should carry infection and
now the house cat has come tinder
Is there no place on the face of
the earth where a man can be safe
from the contaminating Influence of
his fellow creatures?
Let the Office Seek the Man.
The time is at hand, with the adop
tion of the commission plan of munici
pal government, to permit the- office
to seek the man rather than the man
the office. If such a rule, or at least
such a tendency could be made to pre
vail In Rock Island henceforth, the
conditions, so far as they pertain to
the municipal government, would be as
nearly Ideal as one would desire to
have them. Indeed, the more carefully
the new law is studied the more one
becomes Impressed with the thought
that Just such a condition Is contem
plated in the framing of the law. One
of the prime objects Is to do away ab
solutely with the politician - and the
self-seeker, the desire being to dele
gate to the people free-handed the op
portunity to select the best qualified
men, regardless of any other consider
ation whatever. In the one all-important
aim to select the right kind of
men. all else is lost sight of. Hence it
follows that the people should deveiop
as well as support the candidates.
.From this view of the situation it
does not follow, that good men who
have been discussed, or urged to per
mit their names to be considered,
should hesitate to announce their can
didacies. The men who are sought
out are the very ones who should come
out, for they can only get before the
people by means ofthe regular peti
tions. It is the man who yields to en
treaty, who feels that he is giving the
people something that the people want
under the new law. in preference to
the man who wants something for him
self, is eager to gain it, and will pull
any kind of a wire to land it.
All over the country the commission
plan of municipal government is re
garded as in line with progress and
the clean conduct of public affairs.
Rock lsiand is in the proper proces
sion and in the front rank.
Iet the people now 6ee to It that the j
men they call upon to serve them shall
rank with their ideals of a progressive
FIELD OF LITERATURE
The January Success. Success !
magazine for January contains an im
portant article by Franklin Clarkin,
called "Beauty in the Market Place,"
which deals with thejaecessity of beau
tifying of American cities. "The city
beautiful is the city prosperous," says
Mr. Clarkin, and his article tells what
; efforts are being made to conserve the
natural advantages and combine beau
ty with -utility in ail cocstr-.u Hon work
In our cities. Robert Wickliffe Wool
ley, in "A Soft-Pedal Statesman,'
gives an intimate pen picture of Sen
ator Winthrop Murray Crane. Adachl
Kinnos-.ike in "The Everyday Mikado"
tells some hitherto unknown facts
about the emperor of Japan. Charles
Edward Russel continues his series of
articles on Wendell Phillips.
The fiction numbers of the month
are The Man ho SPpke tin. a
otner "Average Jones story, by Sam-
uel Hopkins Adams. "They Meant
Well" is an interesting story of mis-
luirneieuvr, rty maxy IteaiOJ
orse. Eveiyn an fcfuren contributes
a delightful Cockney story entitled
"The Little Mother and Their Majes
ties," and in "Midas Marries a Gold
Brick," John Kendrick Bangs tells one
more of his Wall street fairy tales.
Richard Wightman and Jeannette
Marks contribute poems. Orison
Swett Marden's article for the month
is "The Great Within.'
PRIEST WOULD BURY FOE
Tell Kdi tor to Prepare Him for Next
World Would Be Joy.
Sandusky, Ohio, Jan. 7. Replying
yesterday to a newspaper editorial
published after he had accused the
editor. T. H. Bralthwaite. of attempt
ing to cover up sensational lab&j- con
ditions in the Marblehead peninsula
stone quarry region. Father Francis
L. Kerze. pastor of St. Joseph's Ro
man Catholic church. Marblehead, In
a signed statement declares that pre
paring Braithwalte for the next
world would give him delight.
"Get a pick and shovel and go to
work In those quarries for $1.48 per
day !n this weather." says Father
Kerxe, addressing Braithwalte.
"In three days I might have the
delight of preparing yon- for the next
world. I vow I'll bury you. sprinkle
you. with holy water, spread Incense
over your corpse, chant the libera,
pay for your grave, etc., and al free
FILIPINOS GOOD SOLDIERS
Navy Department Can't Keep Brigham Young
And Mormon Temple Off Utah's Silver Service.
After all. the magnificent silver service which the state of Utah is to present to the Dreadnought battleship Utah,
now nearly completed, is to have engraved tinon It as emblems a likeness of Brigham Young and a picture of the
Mormon temple at Salt Lake City. This Information is contained in a letter written to Hugh Gordon Miller of New
York by Assistant Secretary of the Navy Beekman Winthrop. Mr. Miller recently filed a protest against the Mor
mon engravings on the Utah's silver service at the request of the women's Republican clubs of New York city. Mr.
Winthrop's letter follows:
Blr The department is in receipt, by reference from the president, of your letter of a recent date protesting against
the acceptance of the silver service presented to the United States ateamnhip Utah by the state of Utah which, it Is alleged.
Is engraved with a picture of Urigham Young: and the Mormon temple and in reply begs to Inform you that It does not feel
that it can prescribe the pattern or design of any service. This, it would seem, it has no concern in. and in the past such
details have always been considered as pertaining- to the Individual state. If it be true that the silver service for the Utah
has 'been patterned as you report the department is inclined to the opinion that It would be Injudicious and Inadvisable to
rs.lse any question of Issues In which It can be In no wise concerned. Very respectfully, BEEKMAN WINTHROP.
Assistant Secretary of the Navy.
The Utah controversy recalls that which followed the publication of the action of the state of Mississippi in
engraving the picture of Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederate states, on the silver service presented to
the battleship Mississippi. All sorts of resolutions and objections were raised to this action on the part of Missis
sippi, but they had no effect, and the picture of the president of the southern Confederacy Is on the plate.
cording to the annual report of Brig-
John J. Pershing,
the department of
PAST TWO WEEKS
Lack f Street L'ghts Grows Out of
the Putting in of New Water
Galesburg, 111., Jan. 7. This city has
been in darkness for two weeks be
cause of the inability of the city to
operate its electric street lamps, and
the prospect is that the same condi
tions will continue for the nest two
The situation grows out of the fact
that the city is putting in a new water
works plant and the electric light
plant and the water plant are operated
On account of the poor condition of
the old boilers the city could not main
tain both water and light service and,
owing to the need of giving fire protec
tion at all hazards, is operating only
the wafer plant. Delay on the part
of the contractors in putting in new
boilers has added to the complications,
and the mayor and council are frantic
ally trying to hurry the contractors.
Citizens are keeping the porch lamps
and other Hghta that throw light to
ward streets going.
Crazed by Election.
Peoria, III., Jan. 7. Because he was
notified by the county clerk that his
books were ready and he should begin
his work as collector oi Akron town-
ship, 'Basil Heinz, aged 23, yesterday
shot himself through the head with a
rifle. His election in November affect
ed his mind.
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Count Villiers was a man of the J that way,' he replied. 'We marry for
world not a young man, frequenting ! love. But that doesn't mean that we
clubs, theaters and other such places j wait to be struck with it as by light
for getting away with the time pleas- j nlng. If we wish to marry we look
antly, but an elderly person who was ' about us for what we're after. If a
thinking about the disposition of bis
children to their greatest advantage.
One morning the count called his
daughter Louise into his study and
was standing with parted coattaila be
fore a fireplace when she entered.
"You will be eighteen next week, I
believe, Louise?" he said, prefixing the
remark with an ahem, indicating that
he was simply preparing the way for
an important announcement.
"Yes, papa." .
"You are aware that our estates, be
ing small in proportion to the antiqui
ty of the family .title and there beln
DBAT THIS BUROPBAM METHOD OF COUKT-
four girls to be provided for. one must
look out for matrimonial advantages.
Now. I have recently met an Ameri
can In whom I became interested. He
Is younger than I. but you know I
have a penchant for young men. I
was telling him the other day about
our family when he interrupted me by
" 'Why will you not give me one of
your daughters for a wife, countr
"These Americans are very blunt,
yon know, so I aid net take offense st
his crude way of making bis applica
tion. Besides, he bad never seen you
or your sisters. So I merely smiled
and went on with what I was saying.
But be stopped me to repeat his re
quest. Tbn I took the matter up
seriously sad asUed u:m some ones-
tions about his income.
" 'Oh. we Americans
don't marrr i
By James D. Brodie.
Associated Literary Press.
: girl accepts she takes the man for
better or for worse.'
"I replied that I had but one daugh
ter of a marriageable age and I would
be happy to Introduce him to her. He
will call this afternoon."
"Yes, papa," was the laconic re
sponse, though it was all that was ex
pected from a French girl to whom
a matrimonial plan bad been announc
ed, and she demurely walked out of
The same afternoon a card was car
ried In bv a butler on which was en
graved tbe name of George Caruthrs,
Colorado Springs, U. S. A. The count
ess welcomed the caller and after a
few minutes Mile. Louise entered. The
position of a young lady of the French
aristocracy looked over by a common
er from the wild and woolly west for
a matrimonial purpose is not condu
cive to a show off of any of her points
except her beauty that is, if she has
any. Mr. Ca rut hers talked with the
countess and cast an occasional glance
ct Louise. Every glance made her
feel more uncomfortable, and when
the suitor rose to go it was plain that
the visit had been a failure.
A few days later the count announc
ed to bis daughter that he bad other
picDs for her than a mtrriage with the
American, which the girl well knew
meant that Mr. C'aruthers had declined
her for a wife.
j Some months later the AnerWn
minister gave a ball, to which Mr.
Carutbers. Count and Countess Vil
liers and their oldeat daughter be
only one yet Introduced into sjclety--
were invited. Mr. Carutbers was
standing with his arms clasped behind
bim looking at the pasting tbrong
when he felt a rnj on h's knuckles.
Turning, he saw LouKe Vlliier. wb
had tapped bim with hfr fan. looking
lp st him with a v-ry piaaut smile.
"Good evening, monsieur," she said.
'You look bored. Ponbtloss y:i sre
wUblng yourself back in your own
What a change from the Mile. Villiers
who bad sat up stiffly fo! haii. a,"
hour without speaking a word: Ca
rutbers should have known that there
was a vast difference between a girl
trotted out to be shown like a broncho
for sale and the same person free from
such embarrassment. Hut be did not
consider the cans, nor did It c-cur to
him that h
had de-lned to accept
I tcii same girl for a wiA. TLe onlr
rbriona thins about it a!! was thct
during bis csll she was uninteresting,
while now she was very charming
Had he known the sex better he would
nave takt-a uaruing at that seductive
smile, thoe bright eye turned up st
him so cnchantingly. But one thought
possessed him. that he bad made a
mistake, a very natural one under the
circumstances, and that perbap. after
all, he would change his mind and
make a second application.
A few days later Louise was again
called into her father's study.
-Louise." he said. "I have a note
from Mr. Caruthers in which he makes
a formal application for your hand.
He protests against what he calls our
effete customs in such matters, but.
since he must defer to them, tells me
that he has made a fortune in mines
In his country and will be able to tfve
you every luxury."
"I have told hira that his offer Is
favorably considered, but that, not
withstanding our marriages in France
are arranged differently from those in
America, I must leave the matter in
your hands. He is to consider him
self permitted to woo and win you."
"That's all. You may go."
Perhaps the father of thl young
lady was not sufficiently prone to con
sider that about her age girls are lia
ble to change from docility nudes
parental authority to an assertion ol
Independence. Louise knew that this
talk about leaving her to accept orIe
cline the suitor as, she liked was ab
surd. And the count knew It too.
When she left him he felt assured
that she would sccept Mr. Caruthers.
and he dismissed the matter from his
mind as an accomplished fact.
Since the suitor found himself
obliged to adopt the European matri
monial method he concluded to do.it
all that way. He drove up to the
chateau one afternoon and, going In.
called for Mile. Villiers. She came
downstairs to meet him In sppesrance
at least a very different person from
the girl who had been looked over by
him on their first meeting. She was
gradousness itself. There was noth
ing of embarrassment. Caruthers did
not waste much time in coming to the
object of his visit. The words of his
proposal were formal; but, notwith
standing he was a blunderer, he was a
true man and a modest one. Ills heart
was In what be said with a frankness
The girl waited until he had finish
ed, then said:
"The honor you have done me, M.
Caruthers. is gratifying in the extreme,
but I must bee leave to decline it."
Caruthers, who bad supposed the
count's assursnce that his offer was
considered favorably as tantamount
to an acceptance, was startled. He
was not only startled, but disappoint
edindeed, he was very much disap
pointed. Then it occurred to him that
while there are different matrimonial
customs In different countries the hu
man heart is the same everywhere.
This young girl who had been brought
up to consider herself bound to go
where she was given had declared her
Independence. And. while before he
was not quite sure h wanted her, be
was now quite sure that be wanted
her very much.
The next morning Caruthers called
on the count and requested him to
forego any attempt to interfere with
his daughter's decision. The count
looked very grave, listened with re
spectful attention and bowed his visi
tor out with great ceremony. Then he
called Louise Into his study and gave
her a lecture on the sin of young la
dles throw1ngoyer advantageous of
(Contlnued on Page Eleven.
Ambition and Aspiration
Thoughts must be lifted up with
high motives and man must look tip
when he aims; doing your best is
your test; failure is not a fault but
low aim is a shame.
Ambition when aimed aright Is the
main-spring to worthy work, and is
helpful when you want to be happy.
Ambition is 'but man's aim at the
target; as man alms be should make
his energy fire, thus day by day lift
ing his aspirations higher.
When your ambition's aim is fame
and the great name don't forget that
there are others seeking to claim these
same honors; selfish ambition brings
trouble In sight and might is not
The ambitious man's guiding star
never sets; the man without ambition
has his sights set so low that he nev
er has the pleasure of seeing his star
The man who reveres the good finds
it Impossible to revel In th bad; no
man goes higher than his own level,
and he climbs up only as he sees
ions and aspires.
Your goal is ever within your reach I
if you give to your aims the proper
range; if you aspire to the bet and
let your love of t lie work do the reht
yoii will never fail.
Ajplratlon to the divine life mum be
co-existent with rtrignation to the dl
vine will; divinity in man is develop
ed by learning the laws of living.
The man who does not "hit'h his
wag'h to a star" wi'l usually tie l.ls
donkey self to a post; the man who
alms not high never hits the bL"'8-'ye.
Jan. 7 in American
I71S Oenet.: I'ufncm ?.rt 4
Da ii vers. Man.; :'-f.
lS72-Jame I'isk. Jr.. "frr)CjDnl
"high finan'-If-r." ki:d by Kdward
E. Ffokcs: Lot, icnr
Flora Ad.irr, Dar.'.r.z. fovnor of
ttc S'rI"Jv t Zu:rg:U-r
the Aracrl-r.et o.'titfnr.. i.j .Vt-w
York cltv. died: bora iS-:.. i
t v Philosophy
r SVACAV M. SMITH
FTF.U a man b.-.s spent n small fr-tu-.ie
on hi daughter's musical ed
ucation it renders hini meditative ut
discover that he Is nxt rouifortablt
when she doosn't put what she ha
learned Into prncti.-e.
Ope may occasionally be one's wrst
enemy, but most of us are good to our
selves. A man nny be proud of b!i daugh
ter's g-d looks, but he dren-t con
sider good looks much of an asset in
We should be thankful for small fa
vorspicture postal cards, for exam
ple. No matter how
many failures a
woman may have
made at other
thing, she still
think that sh
can reform a
A wise womsn
might be said.
If a worn nti keeps her husband la
hot water sh nee. I not be surprised
to find him half stewed most of tus
When a little girl would rather help
ber mother with the dishes than go
coasting it is a sign that mother has a
present in the bureau drawer for the
little girl that has not yet been pre
sented. The most unworldly of us will grab
a dollar that seems to be left without
a nail in 1L
rerhaps a dollar desn't go very far,
but tln-y all certainly do seem to get
away from borne.
Seeking an Education.
"Are you going to college, youniC
-I am. str."
"Yeo; certainly. For what deflalts
end and aim?"
"To learn how bet to burn up soms
of dad's cash, of course."
lie w an oM Iconoclast.
A nil! rsv rouM scent s plot.
For when a MM thronrh concrs psssM
lie womlertd hut the rm-mbers sot.
"Who is bo. of thbt honser asked
the playful friend.
"My husband," promptly replied the
"My wife," evdalred th gallant
The baby never said a word. Feel
ing secure in Its position, it didn't
care to rub It in.
Present Prices Explained.
To, Is the moon made of green
"That is what they say."
"I suppose," said the boy who was
a wise lad nnd had been rending the
papers, "that is the reason It Is so
"Don't be a fool." ,
"So many others are dying to get tha
ne is a fplendid liar." .
"But is ho a convincing one?"
Tld yoti bear that loud report?"
"What loud report?"
"That Hrown was fired."
Wearing Out the Wslcoms.
r;oolhy, winter: l(r' your list.
IIojk vou'll soon have ue for that.
Yo-i let your l onli'
You lire not the klr .1 that suits.
V. ran lake
A little joke.
If ut we ar te
To s'e you lirok.
Thuiigh enarnrl t't your rtyle,
Ave can arm vo l for awhile.
Ho. ''I'l man, le on )nr way.
V. e'il excjs ton any lay
Fnow I lillli-T rv rli.
That iil lo prrhai 'O tell.
If we cannot S't rnoi.xh
t the the chill-.- atut
V e elt, hut !'"-". I -"a,
V roui'l live en ior."W rut less.
I.IM.e rhlMrm. sis or i-lifht
Anxiously for mnv m.,y wait.
Hut the man of sixty ytf.ra
Wants Ml winter In arrimi.
W hat'sxl.e tun of trrr.rn toes.
Chilly for ar) pilnii-.l ti&.
V.jT'-t'.ux sn ur-ir lr-' .e
In a sriowlrlft to ti e krsf
A an nptl I ran y
It rtof nrt af'peir as
1 o the Man v bo h:t for his
J:t n tout h of r. uiiiMI..
'.'fix(iiX cnrjwilr'f ' from the path
A -. firk !.!' !-Vr nnih
l:-;vin- ,sl ti k-p i he rUnie
As a fa' tor In th kh
l(,rn rot to in. -in iil
If he rnuat f.nsnte the r!a.
Though w Ml If to i1pirf
Ta. won'! in' If. I'a chli'y hart.
V.' will how- t, 11
V.'ith a r-'jurs-Kt i.i f - t stouC
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Jtsv h tii;- "4 lolJIy toll,
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It ts Joat n i.r- n r.'l t-.:
Ia. you . V.r. V
Hm u-i-liv in tju cat ifu!. Yy t
not begin treat merit too early, Kar h
cold makes you irare liable to anoth
er acd the last Is alwajs the harder
' rr.re. If you wlil fake rbamher.
!r.'n Cr Lg'i itt wii at (fee otitft
n-u will te nival muru trouble. Cold
by all druggists.