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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY. JANUARY 13. 1911
Published Xtaily and Weekly at 1824
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TRADES K'gj COUNCIL p 19
Friday, January 13, 1911.
: Don't worry, the wicked weather
man feels as badly about It as
. A population of 1,000,000 Is look
ed for by Portland. Ore., in 2 5 years;
but one only growe rapidly in one's
Uncle Sam is making; a much
greater hit as a banker than he did
when he came around collecting fig
ures for the census.
It Is reported that the green beetle
""-ill kill 25 or 30 caterpillars a day.
But like many others of the useful
and virtuous, it has its faults. It
Is extraordinarily fond of are lights
and thereby cuts short a promising
And now the story that the Maine
was destroyed by internal explosion
'is revived and the divers searching
.the wreck are to be deprived of
springing any surprises on the dear
public by announcing that evidence
is at hand to that effect.
Lincoln'.'? anniversary is to be cel
ebrated this year by a new birth of:
freedom. Personages high in pr'nee-j
Jy authority in the celestial kingdom I
are to part with superfluous hirsute
appendages, which it is believed will
serve as a "nueue" to pig tail sub
jects the world over. "
In taking office, Governor Foss of
Massachusetts declares for direct
nominations, initiative and referen
dum, recall or recreant officials and
pays further the bosses must go and
the people control. If you hear any-
tbink knocking at the door don't be I
alarmed. It'll be the m'llenium.
Confidence in the CVinrt.
In the decision of the United
States supreme court on the bank
guaranty and "Panama libel" cases
are refreshing reminders that
authority still remains in the con
stitutions and the laws of the
Whether the police be wise or
lacking in wisdom, the supreme
court emphatically asserts that the
states have the undoubted right to
establish and maintain the principle
cf bank guaranties.
In the '"libel" matter the court
emphasizes the fact of the author
ity of state tribunals.
No matter what may be the merits
oY the original causes the straight
out recognition of real democratic
principles is calculated to strengthen
popular confidence in the highest
Senators by IMrect Vcte.
The senate judiciary committee at
Washington has agreed to report fa
vorably the subcommittee resolution
authorizing an amendment to the
constitution providing for the elec
tion of United Starts senators by di
rect vote of the people.
It has taken a long while for that
conservative old body, the senate, to
J wake up to the fact that the people
. were really in earnest about this
matter and that their ancient and
vested prerogatives were in real dan
ger of being placed under restraint.
But the world moves and even the
United States senate can be prod
ded into action when the proper
roint is reached.
It is not certain that action can
be had on the resolution at this
session, but the report of the com
mittee is an entering wedge for fur
ther action. Even should this meas
ure die with this session a precedent
will have been set that will give Its
friends an advantage In the future.
The road that has been once blazed
is easier to travel again.
While the amendment will meet
with determined opposition. its
friends and advocates are growing In
strength and numbers every day and
th end of their persistence will be
They Itegret Too I,ate.
A peculiar rhase of the Ohio vote
selling cases is that not all of the
men who come voluntarily before the
court to confess their guilt are ani
mated solely by the desire to escape
prosecution and receive the mini
mum fine; some of them at least
show signs of an awakened con
science in the matter. Stories are
told of old men who weep thtlr
hanie and regret before the jude,
and one case is recorded of an aged
voter who rose from a sick tied and
traveled many miles In haste to ack
nowledge his fault and clear his rec
ord before he died. He seemed to
regard the admission of his guilt as
& confession that freed his nr.ind and
the rayment of his fine as a feort of
" Of course, everv one of those men
knew that vote selling was wrong: i
; doubtless most of them were secretly!
ashamed of dcine it. at least in the j
beginning: but, having once sue- j
cumbed to the temptation, and know-j
Ingf or suspecting, that all their
neighbors followed the practice, the
heinousnees of the act ceased to dis
turb them and when the habit be
came established they probably
thought but little about Its iniquity.
The disclosures in Adams county
have caused much comment all over
the country and it is dstred by
more tiian one writer nn the sub
ject that similar conditions exist in
many other sections of the Unied
States, several New England states
being specifically mentioned. Such
charges are very easily proved by
the persons who did the buying or
by others with the facts at cora
maud. Every one knows, of course,
that in nearly every, community at
every closely contested election cer
tain voters appear at the polls for
commercial reasons only, but it may
fairly be doubted If another county
in the United States with a similar
class of residents has made such a
wholesale business of vote selling
as this Ohio county. At least, it Is
more satisfactory to entertain this
belief until facts prove otherwise.
Meanwhile the unhappy experience
now being undergone by these peo
ple should serve as an object lesson
to other communities cf doubtful po
L0RIMER CASE MAY
FORCE SENATE TO PER
MIT POPULAR ELECTION
(Continued from Pag-e One.)
vantages of the direct vote on sena
tors: 1. That it would prevent dead
locks in state legislatures.
2. It would compel candidates to
be subjected to the severe scrutiny
of a campaign before the people and
promote the Selection of the best
8. It would prevent interference
with state legislation by violent con
tests over the senatorships.
4. It would prevent improper use
of money and the corruption of leg
So far the senate has refused to
pay tne s:igntest need to tnese rea
sons. The senate committee on priv
ileges and elections, now practically
discredited because of having indors
ed Lorimerlsm, refused to even re
port resolution 91 to the senate. But
it is doubtful if the senate' c?n sup
press the matter much longer. Pub
lic sentiment on the question is get
ting too hot. The people are getting
KANSAS MILKING MACHINE
DISCARDED AS INTRICATE.
Practicable For Small
The patent milking machine exten
sively exploited three years ago by the
Kansas State Agricultural college baa
been laid on the shelf. It reposes in a
storeroom in the dairy department,
where it probably will remain undis
turbed for many days to come.
The milking machine was interest
ing, but the "trying out" given it by
the dairy experts at the college dem
onstrated that it was not suited to the
uses of the small dairy farmer. The
cost of operation, the" difficulty t keep
ing it free of germs and the question
able thoroughness with which it did
Its work led to the retirement of the
machine at the Kansas institutiou.
"The tests at the college showed that
the patent milker might be used ef
fectively In larger dairies, where com
petent farm laborers could not be
found." 6ald O. E. Reed, a professor
of dairying at the college. "But for
small dairies, where not more than
twenty or thirty cows were milked, the
machine hardly could be made to pay
for itself. I believe the same decision
followed tests made by colleges In Ne
braska, Wisconsin, Missouri and other
states. It was evident, too, that it
would be a constaut care to keep clean
the rubber tubing with whlcn the
milker was equipped."
The milking machine originally was
the invention of two Scotchmen. In
this country some improvements were
added, and it appeared that one of the
drudgeries of the farm was to be over
come. Thousands of farmers saw the
machine in operation and conjured up
visions of reclining In Injurious ease
while the patent milker "palled" the
The milker was made to do its work
by means of a vacuum suction created
by pumping the air from rubber tubes
tipped with cups that adhered to the
udder of the cow. The power for op
erating the a!r pump could be applied
by any means the operator chose a
gasoline engine or a treadmill driven
by a farm animal. The treadmill
source of power appealed to the farm
ers because It provided a means of
giving the vain and indolent herd bull
SOCIALIST PLANS THEATER.
Wealthy Alden Freeman Hopes to
Promote Free Thought.
Alden Freeman of East Orange, N. J..
the richest Socialist in this country
through the death of his father, Joel
Francis Freeman, formerly treasurer
of the Standard OU company, is plan
ning to use his wealth to promote free
He is working out the idea of an in
dependent theater in which radicalism
can be taught by dramas that will deal
unflinchingly with religion, morality
and riches and poverty.
"I want to employ this money to
educate people." he aa!d. "Nothing in
the world can accomplish more than
"It seems to me an excellent Idea
would be to promote free thought by
investigating and disseminating facts
concerning all religions, all systems of
morality, the distribution of products
of labor and resources of nature.
"This can only be attained by means
of fre Jectures .on these subjects, rfs
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A swarm of workmen are adding the finishing touches to the battleship Utah, Uncle Sam's latest giant of the
sea, and within the next two weeks her speed trials will be under way. The torpedo destroyer Amnion will l.e
completed about the same time. Both ships are being built at the yards of the New York Shipbuilding company,
Camden. N. J. Before the Utah gets started ob her trial trip the launching of the battleship Arkansas, a sister ship,
will keep the navy officials busy for a time.
schools where' they can be explained
nd possibly through an Independent
theater, one that is not controlled by
any special interests, where radical
plays can be produced."
ARMING LONDON'S POLICE.
Slaughter by Burglars Makes John Bull
Follow Rest of World.
John Bull has one characteristic
which Is apparently unchangeable.
Nobody's experience except his own
carries the slightest weight with him.
The whole country has been debating
the question whether the police should
be armed with revolvers.
Since five brave men were shot down
by alien burglars recently and a simi
lar incident occurred In London less
then two years . ago one would im
agine that the question carried Its own
answer. But the authorities through
out the country, utterly Ignoring the
practice of the rest of the civilized
world, almost unanimously oppose
such a startling Innovation.
It is no exaggerated compliment to
say that the personnel of the English
police is the finest in the world. No
men anywhere show such restraint
against such provocation, yet their
own superiors profess unwillingness to
trust them with the means of ordinary
It matters not to you nor me if
with sad heart or in great glee, the
"ill wind" blows to U3 the best
whether it comes from east or west.
Contentment makes men rich in
poverty multi-millionaires in dis
guise. Contentment contains all wealth;
it can be purchased by the giving
up of unattainable desires.
Add contentment to your store
house of knowledge and gain and
you will have peac and plenty on
the day of a rain.
Make rain your choice when It's
stormy weather and your own atmos
phere will soon clear; be content
with the changing wind and weather
what comes, is best for you and
Acting today without thought of
tomorrow means concentration on
the "now," and leaving tomorrow as
a time to pay the fiddler for today's
ever sold in bulk
Beware cf suostltutea
10c, "5c, and 50c packages
Is Nearly Ready to
Make Her Trial Speed Trips.
The Argus Daily Short Story
A Strange Case
Copyrighted. 1910. by
I am an artist Being in poor health .
my doctor ordered me abroad, and II
went to Florence, itajy.
l rentea rooms or a widow ana her:
daughter, of the name of MIcele. They !
occupied the top floor of a building on
the river Arno. I used a .front room
for a studio and a rear room for a bed
room. The mother was a middle aged
woman, the daughter about twenty
five. Their ancestors had been well
off. but their estate had melted away.
and Senora MIcele and her daughter
got on with difficulty. Bianca. the
daughter, was an artist, but ap indlf
Nevertheless there was something i
remarkable about Bianca Micele. She !
was neither pretty nor homely. Thej
eyes of the Italians are handsome, but
Senorina Micele's eyes were more than
handsome; they were, so to speak,
compelling. That is. when she looked
out of them at me I felt a strange
force compelling me to do her bidding.
Not that there was apparent exercise
of will. She was gentleness itself. The
power she exercised was rather per
suasive than forceful.
Not long after I arrived in Florence
I fell ill and did cot leave my bed for
weeks. Senora Micele and her daugh
ter both nursed me.
A portion of the time I was ln either
a stupor or delirium, I don't know
which. At such times I was very
weak and on coming to myself usually
felt as if I had been doing exhaustive
work, though I had been in my bed
all the while, where it would not have
been possible for me to do any work
even If I bad been mentally capable.
My Illness occurred during the win
ter, and when the spring came on and
the weather began to warm pp Senora
Micele used to put me ln an easy chair
and wheel me out on to one of those
little balconies common in Florence
houses. We were on the Arno em
bankment (the Lung Arno. they call it
there), in eight of the green hills that ;
surround the city. Indeed, from my 1
balcony I conld see some eix or seven
miles distant the heights on which
Fiosole. the original Florentine settle
ment, was made. During three more
months I spent much of the day on
this balcony la fancy painting pictures
of the scenes spread out before me.
One of these was the undulating plain
beyond the city's edge and the heights
of Fiosole beyond the plain. There is
a big clock tower at HosoJe which it
seemed to me would make an
tire feature la my imaginary picture.
n rt I rnont ttAur WAflrinT It in An.
th h. i rrr.A nt ,1, i
beneath me. winding under
Its arched bridges toward the south,
and other nearer and consequenyy
greener tills. There is something in
the atmosphere of Italy to lnronslfy
tLo color of a landscape, and on such
By Carrol H. Pierce.
Associated Uterary Frese,
flays T dellgfjted ln tne lmag1nat,Ve
palnUl,g r could not do in reality.
i But j auays noticed that such days!
instead of giving me strength drew
npon what I had.
Fortunately I recovered before the
hot weather set in and after convalesc
ing ln the Invigorating climate of the
Swiss Alps went to Paris, where I re
mained some time.
Strolling one day down one of the
Pnrlntnn hw-mlpvarrta I stpnnpd Into a
picture shop. The dealer, fancying to
make, a customer of me. advanced and
questioned trie as to what I was look
ing for. It occurred to me to ask for
one of my own pictures, not that 1 ex
pected to find one, but that to ask for
the work of any special artist would
make it appear that I was not looking
at his wares with no Intention of buy
ing. "Have you anything of Adrian
Giles?" I asked.
"Giles, the American?"
"Certainly. I have a very remark
able piece of his work. Come this
lie led me to one of his display,
rooms and up to a picture that had
evidently been hung with considera
ble care. The subject was certainly
familiar to me. for it was the plain I
had overlooked at Florence with the
H'la anA Plngnl In th (llilanro And
as I stood looking at it I recognized
not only the identical scene I had ! wireless le.egrapny win oome an ex
painted in my day dreams, but my ln- j planation of how Blanea Micele united
dividual style. Quickly bending to the my artistic ability with her own per
lower left hand corner, a cap was put i uonallty and of the union made a fur
upon my astonishment by seeing my ' better work of art than I could have
own name. produced by myself. It is possible that
I caught with both hands at the rail ! the advantage came merely through a
that extended around the room to ' certain suppleness in her wrist or in
guard the pictures. Here was a view ! " other mechanical feature that
I bad no remembrance of presenting, j was superior to mine, thu enabling
luit which I mini have Daintod. It1 me to attain an ideal that I had never
was some time before I recovered suf- !
fleient equanimity to further examine !
the painting, but when I did so I saw
at once that for the first time in my
life I bod portrayed a scene exactly '
as I saw it. What I mean is that it
possessed all the reality and beauty
with which my imagination had en
"W-h-e r-e did you get .ItT I stam- i
"From a dealer whom 1 never saw
"How do yon know It Is a genuine
"I know it because I have seen sev
eral of the artist's pictures. One other
I tried to buy. but failed to make a
ea' ' Dr,w displayed In a shop ln the
j woujevara ces iranens. xoa may see
I it thre. There is the seme unmistak-
W Individuality about It as la this."
-What Is the subject?"
"It is also a Florentine scene, called
Up the Arno It takes in th river,
with the hills beyond. It. too. is a
My kn-es began to knock together.
My Jaws chattered, but not sufficiently
to prevent my asking. "What do you
ask for this picture T'
"Twenty thousand francs."
"Great heavens! I had never re
ceived the half of that for a picture.
I looked at the man so astonished that
he hastened to say:
"My profit will be but 500 francs. I
paid 10-VX) francs for It."
Taking the number of the shop
where he said the other picture was
to be seen. I staggered out of the store
and was soon before the picture I had
also created in dreams. It. too. far
exceeded any work I had ever done.
The denier told mo he had paid COOO
francs for It.
Fortunately I occupied rooms .with
an American friend in the Quartler
Latin and rushed home to tell him
that I bad discovered something which j
if not explained would drive me crazy.
He listened to my story, but 1 could i
see by his expression that he, too,
feared something had occurred to dis- j
turb my mental balance. He would
express no opinion till he had seen
the paintings, and as I could not re
main quiet I Insisted on his going with
me at once for the purpose. did
so. and. being familiar with my work,
he pronounced the pictures mine,
though they were far beyond any of
my work he had ever seen.
Oa onr way back to .our rooms
neither he nor I said anything about
the strange occurrence, but when we
reached them he sat down before me.
lit a pipe and said:
"While you were ill in Florence and
out of your head you undoubtedly
painted those pictures, not knowing
what you were doing: consequently
yon retained no remembrance of
"But I wasn't out of my head when
I was wrapped in the views given in
the pictures. Besides, how could 1
have done the work without the
Miceles knowing' it? And. knowing it.
they would have called my attention
My friend pondered awhile, blowing
at the same time clouds of smoke, and
"Whatever you have been physically,
I'm sure you are all right now. But
if you wish an explanation go bnek
to Florence, see the people you board
ed with and get It from them."
Acting on his advice, I started that
evening. On the way 1 had time to
think over the matter of my investiga
tion and derided to approach the
Miceles without being known to them.
On arrival I -asked about them and
learned that they had ben left a
legacy of some fifty thousand francs
This at once assured me that tlu-y had
received the amount paid for my pic
tures. One moruing I rang their boll.
Bianca answered the summons and,
seeing me at the door, turned pale.
Going in. I asked her o call her
mother and told both of my experience
In Tarls. At first they assumed to b
ra much surprised us I; but, seeing that
I was not to be deceived. Senora Mi
cele finally began a confession which
the senorina finished.
"We did not suppose that you would
ever happen to see your pictures," said
"Well, tell me where they came
from." I asked her. She looked at her
"I can only tell you," said Bianca.
"that I painted them while you were
sitting out in your chair on the bal
conyhow I know not. All I do know
Is that it seemed to me that It was
your brain working with my hand."
I questioned her and cross questioned
her, eliciting nothing further except
that she had discovered some time be
fore meeting me that she possessed
some strange power of the order com
monly called clairvoyant My own In
terpretation of. the Incident was that,
not being able to do good work herself,
she had exercised this power over me
to utilize my ability. Since she hnd
painted the pictures herself the only
fraud involved was hor placing my
name on them. She d!d this not re
alizing the pecuniary value of the pic
tures themselves and supposed she
could not sell them without a name
to them. She nnd her mother were
tempted chiefly because they wore
financially in desperate straits. They
had sold the paintings through a
friend who appreciated their worth
and paid them all they brought ex
cept a bare commission. I told them
that they wore welcome to all they
had received for the paintings. The
sole interest I took in the matter was
a curiosity to know how the work had
Every year brings to light new evi
dence .to show that there are subtle
forces acting psychically within us
that we do not understand. I believe
that Just as surely as the invention of
been able to attain before with my less
perfect" memler. But this 1 a mere
i hypothetical exposition of my own.
unsupported by proof.
Jan. 13 in American
ti'jZ- First battle between white u.en
and American Indians; Incident tt
Columbus' tsettlcDioiit In IlLcpa
nlola. V'&h-George Fox. founder of the sect
called Quaker. tli!; born 10'Jf.
JIX;S l:1iosd-H opera IIou! li.-anttr at
Borerstown, Pa.; 173 deatbi caus
ed by Cre and pani'v
i It Depends.
I Bill Thev tell me tint a fat et3
I twelve tiroes its weight in a yersr. .
JKi Iot-s tliHt represent "cl foo-J.
i do you se;jjoe ? !
"Well, ft all fle:enlj wl:"!.'-r what'
! the goat erits l::ii : lh to l I :: rr t.cr
I eied novtU or le-d p!e-i';'0,J ,
Sbr SVACAr M. SMITH
K BOY can never understand why his
x k sister will overlook so much more
In Tom Jones than she will In him. but
that's Imn'miis.? he dicsn't think much
Of Tom Jones.
When a smnll boy Is ready for break
fast on time three momlnvs ln suc
cession the grownups begin to cast a
wary eye to the windward.
We wouldn't mind our friends d.v
lng us favors that we don't want if
they could f..rset it afterward.
Cnn the man who flics away coma
bacL? That U the question.
man may make
n progress, but
think of the wor
ry he didn't have.
A rosfl doesn't
admire a clever
woman unles he
I clever enough
t. mnke him be
lieve that ah
regards him as
A man never knows what real com
fort Is until his wife takes the chlldraa
to see grandma.
Temporary Insanity Is a good arii
ment to get a man out of a plncb. but
the trouble Is that It Is liable to ba
trained against him when he is hav
ing a good time and doesn't want to b
numnn nature Is always the object
of susplrlon. Thus If a man carrlea
out the nslios unbidden his wife wsjo
ders If he lun't feeling well.
Fancy .4 the architect and IIop tfca
builder of all tlie castles in Spain.
A man may Ime many times, but It
seenw to bim only onoc, and that la
Many a tnnn fr.nolcr that he tbar
ouchly understand woman, and If n
hns a wise wife he never dlncOTtra
A Soft Snap.
"Can't you raise my wages T asfced
the man who drove the early morning
"What:" said the proprietor. 'Wbr,
you don't do anything but ride!"
"I know it, but I can't live on rM
ing." "But se what a fine sunr!e I thrw
in every morning absolutely frea ef
The man dried up. He was afraid
if h sail anything more he would b4
charged fare for riding and admloslo
iuto the sunrise.
Just a Start.
H bid his ladylove n1lir
With kl four stul twenty,
Thrn lliel a moM iathtlo
Bccauan she called that plenty.
A Good Idea.
"I am going to run a correspond
"What nr you going to teach?"
"Just one Ihlng."
"Is that so? What Is It?"
"IIow to run a correspondence
"You look wise."
"Yes. What's doing?"
"I have Just discovered what taal
With Interest Probably.
"Ever steal anything?"
"Jut a few kisses."
"Well, I put them back."
"What would you consider the height
"Oh. one of thee kiHS-me-qulek gtrlt,
"Take my ndviee."
"Gladly! Where shall I UlM It ts)
and to whom deliver it?"
It's little upm In mourning
Thi scheme:-! that d! n-b'jrnln.
If thev were ew-cutel
Prhas they wouldn't wm
A mcrt'.l mode of leslher.
Bo fl" J'oumelf together
n1 conjure ur n not her
Tliat lrn't qulie thin.
flom -heriie tht m pert ctlSJ
fan t:eer mak wmne'-tlon
With anything; that savors
Of rlthoti hour 4 mi're.
F'-r. In the rr.WMIe sarcitis:.
Th'-y cim, like truant lacslnc.
Too lte to tet In artlon
AM r.ever ko to ireia.
What e-mn a 'ar eye1 wonder
1IV he In fart a Mimd
That wuMn'l mora than fin a net
( rie h f a afreet car ride.
.lthO':h It JooKt alluring-.
It 1orj't rorne tns'irtrjr
The future or the present.
The carcaas or the hide.
Forest the jlana for wlnnlns;
A million In an Ir.nltur.
ymf't t'.f -'hemes that never
Vr; trior thin f'!jrtr frl"4
Tat he;. fijfh rrent attrnetlcn
.And r t rlaM down 'i action,
yn l yni,i wlM ,h the wlnnlnT.
All v oJ ard tl ree yards wlje
Have you a weak throat? ' If o,
you rai.roi ; t'o cartful. You rarv
uot bogia treatment two early. Ear h
fold tnake you mare iialWe to anoth
er and the last in always the ha'dei
td cure, if you will take Chamber
i.-ir.'H 'Vu;gh Ite:r.f at the oult
vow nj:i'b Rived ujuth trouble. 4iey
by all drufeglnts.