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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
THURSDAY. .TAXUATtV 26, 1011.
GOOD COOKS IN
The Argns Thinks So and Will
Give the Ladies a Chance
to Prove It.
COOKING SCHOOL CONTEST
TUoaMe Prizes Win Be Given for
Best Oakes, Pie and Dongh
J nuts Kntered. '
It Is customary at the conclusion
cf a coarse of study to hold an examin
ation. That is one reason for con
ducting a baking contest on the last
day of the Argus cooking school. Be
sides that, we want to show Mrs. Arm
Btrons that a woman does not neces
sarily have to be a graduate of the
Boston cooking school in order to cook
food that's Jit to eat.
Any woman who attends the cooking
school Is eligible to compete in the bak
ing contest. Three kinds of articles
can be entered; i. c- cakes, pies, and
doughnuts. These articles are to be
delivered at the Y. M. C. A. auditor
ium between 10. (Vi a. m. and noon on
Saturday, Feb. 4th. No articles will
be , accepted after 12:00 o'clock. A
woman can submit articles in all three
classes If Bhe desires. When anarti
cle is presented, a number will be as
signed to it so that the Judges will not
know -who entered the cake, pie, or
doughnuts, and in that way all chances
of partiality will' be avoided.
FOR BETHANY HOME.
Aftsr the decisions of the judges
have been announced, the various arti
cles submitted will be sold, the en
tire proceeds being given to Bethany
home for the purpose of carrying on
their excellent wcrk. Here is an op
portunity to do a charitable act and
also provide some excellent baked
goods for Sunday dinner.
Tin only condition of the contest
Is that no other frying or shortening
mel'un: than cottolene is to be used in
the articles entered, the doughnuts to
be fried in cottolene as well. Natur
ally every cake entered will have to
contain a shortening element and
therefore sponge and angel food cake3
which do not require a shortening will
not bu eligible for entry.
We wish to say in this connection
that Mrs. Armstrong long ago discard
ed ho-; iflrd from her kitchen. She
realizes that hog pioducts are hard to
dig??t pr.A th"refore should be avoid
ed ns much as possible. This is no
har-.lship as far as a shortening medi
um is concerned, because cottolene not
only replaces lard, but is greatly su
perior in many respects. It maKes
food taste better than when hog lard
is used, besides being easily digested.
In (he case of cake, cottolene is used
Instead of butter according to the
terms of this contest. Mrs. Armstrong
will make a cottolene cake during the
cooking school and the Rock Island
housewife who experiments with a cot
tolene cake "will learn something to her
advantage financially at least, because
cottolene costs less In the first place
than butter and goes a great deal far
ther in Its shortening properties.
FIKE ARRAY OK FRIZR.
As a reward for the skill of contes
tants, there have been assembled a
fine array of prizes to be given the
woman whose entries are judged to be
The prlre for the best cake will
be a Koosler kitchen cabinet Nearly
half of the kitchen cabinets in use at
the present time are Hoosiers. This
shows the character of that particular
brand. The woman who wins this fine
kitchen cabinet will be delighted, be
THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
Cooking School Coupon
January 30. 1911.
NOTE See The Daily Argus for full particulars.
Cot at the above coupon and present at The Argus business office.
flM DRAIN FflR RLIIFFll9t of 40 having been practically eut'lution, whiefi was planned by a coterie
At Meeting nein i nis .Morning at ine.
Court House List of Objectors
Is Cut in Half.
tIm, . r t. ,.r,,;rU,niUlfvira.,n dwWD Vbe hiI1 10 an out ;fro.n confiscating their broad acres.
The assessment roll for the laying 'let in-the siough at the foot of Thirty-;
Of a sewer to drain the west half of "fth street. The drain will serve the! ahm ai.M.oiau
himr cwtinn TM,,u,i, . tv.- ! But the lords might as well have
the bluff section of the Seventh ward : b u secUon from Thirtieth to Thirty-. .
. s , . . , A ; eighth street, and would be a great lm- e p y
stands in a fair way of being confirm- provement to that 8eclloil of tbe c, ; to stop the government in ita purpose.
ed shortly as the result of a meeting j . for the entire army is loyal to Diaz.
at the county .court this morning, be-i At Davenport Coliseum. jand every intelligent Mexican who is
tween representatives of the city and
Attorney R. R. Reynolds who is ap-j
of Vanilla obtains its rare excellence
Mexican Vanilla Bean,
cause it Is one of the greatest conven
iences that can be added to the kitchen
equipment. Mrs. Armstrong uses a
Hoosier in all of her demonstrations.
The second prize in the cake divi
sion will be a household set of asbestos
sad irons. This set contains an iron
for every purpose, all packed in a
polished oak case. The ordinary wom
an would "bake a good many cakes
to secure one of these elegant iron
ing outfits. The woman who secures
this set can "iron and smile."
As a prize for the third best cake
we will give a "Corona" roaster. This
roaster is formed from a single sheet
of steel, heavily enameled. It is pro
vided wtth an air cushion which pre
vents burning or drying the roast. It
is cleaned as easily as an ordinary
dish. The woman wuo secures this
roaster will Dot have to worry about
cooking her turkey next Thanksgiv
ing, although - it can be used many
tim-?s before that.
The fourth cake prize is appropriate
a Universal cake maker. Everyone
knows that cooking utensils bearing te
Universal name are the best obtainable.
The cake maker saves strength and
time, in mixing the ingredients for a
The woman whr is lucky enough
to bake the best pie will secure a cabi
net range contributed by the People's
Power company. It is certainly going
some to get a life size gas range in
exchange for a pie, no matter how
good the pie might be.
The second prize pie will secure for
its baker a Universal coffee percolator.
Mrs. Armstrong says that it is neces
sary to have a percolator in order to
make perfect coffee. The Universal
percolator is the best that we can of
fer. The Republic Hardware company of
Buffalo has sent us one of their "Sav
ory" double boilers for the woman who
enters the third best pie. This double
boiler is constructed of steel gray ena
melware and is the thing for cooking
roll?d oats, rice, tapioca, and a dozen
other things. As the name indicates,
the "Savory" double boiler has the
happy faculty of retaining the flavor
of all articles cooked in it.
THKV ARE DIFFERENT.
Cottoh'-ne made doughnuts are as
different from ordinary "sinkers" as
day from night. "We expect ti see a
fine array of doughnuts at the
contest. The recognition of the
;est doughnuts will be shown
by means of the Bissel Su
perbi carpet sweeper. This particu
lar sweeper is made of mahogany ven
eer vith piano polish. The metal
rart.s are handsomely nickled. Every
one knows that the Bissell is a work
cf rrt as far as carpet sweepers are
ronerned. There is no particular con
nec'ion between doughnuts and carpet
sweepers, but the woman who gets
the Superba will appreciate it just the
An essential subject in all baking is
to sift together flour, baking powder,
etc. Some cake recipes call for a
number of siftings. Since this is the
case we are giving the woman who
manes the second best doughnuts u
Kil.o Bin flour lifter. This is more
than a sifter. It will hold a number
of pounds of flour, and all you have to
do when you wish to bake a cake is to
turn 1he crank. "We are pleased to of
fer an article cf this kind as a prize
in our contest.
Messrs. lenders. Frary and Clark
are represented in each class. They
are contributing a Universal bread
mixfr as a third prize In th doughnut
cont'est. Comments are unnecessary,
because every woman knows about
this xcellent machine.
Do not be backward about entering
this contest. Undue modesty might
staid in the way of your winning one
or more first-class rewards. Besides
thai, it would be a nice thing to gain
the reputation of being a superfine
cook even thouch your service in
that direction may not be in the open
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:k..u? .ur jt-eiurs. ui inese iauer(and fQ 8tir up ,he mjnds of the pople
(tnere now remain the original .
Knviv uu itmaiii iv, me original ;
in half through the efforts of Mayor,
a Mrrwin '-.,!
1 lace Treichler and City Attorney J. F.
Witter. The estimated cost of the lm-! rnerelv a precautionary measure in
provement is $68,000. It is planned to , r!r, , nm.,t the rrnmpnt
Moonlight masquerade Satiirdav'not under the absolute domination of
HAVE WRONG IDEAS
O. Peterson Writes From
Mexico of Impressions
MUCH PRAISE FOR DIAZ
Peclare Government Is Strong and
I'opnlar and Americans of Bet
ter Class Are Safe.
V. O. Peterson, writing from Sara
bia. Oaxaco, Mexico to The Argus, de
clares that an entirely wrong impres
sion prevails in this country as to the
conditions that prevail across the bor
der. President Diaz, he asserts Is a
wise ruler and is beloved by the great
majority of his people for whose best
interests he has labored throughout his
long administration. Foreigners who
live in Mexico, mingling with the
people as though one of them, and at
tending to their own business are not
molested and are never in danger in
the so-called out breaks reported In
the states. The reason such wrong Im
pressions prevail In this country, Mr.
Peterson asserts. Is because the great
majoritty of Americans who go to Mex
ico are adventurers and trouble mak
ers, or else hold themselves aloof from
the people of the country and hence
never acquire a proper understanding
of the natives and their institutions.
These people write or return home to
the states and give their personal im
pressions which are wrong.
WRITES OF REVOLUTION.
Mr. Peterson treats interestingly of
the causes leading up to the present
uprising in Chihuahua He says:
"Social conditions are gradually
changing. A middle class is now being
rapidly created and is already making
itself felt in the social and political
life of the country. This class has
today all the political rights and pre
rogatives that citizens of the United
"But the government has a very dif
ficult problem to solve relative to the
general application of the principle of
universal suffrage. In many parts of
the country there still exist some of
the old Spanish and French estates,
many of them comprising large por
tions of an entire state, one that I know
of being larger than the entire king
dom of Belgium.
"These estates are still run very
much on the plan of the feudal sys
tem, and though no legal peonage
exiss in Mexico today, the people on
those estates would, not dare to vote
contrary to their master's will or com
mand. For this reason the govern
ment, not only Diaz personally, fre
quently sees fit to disregard some such
votes, especially where the owners of
such estates have openly set them
selves tip against the established pol
icy of tiie government, which is to
divide up such estates and covert them
into smaller plantations and farms.
Such division can sometimes be ac
complished only by the imposition of
heavy taxes, thus compelling the own
ers to sell portions of their estates.
This naturally causes bad blood ou
the part of the would be 'lord,' and
practically all the talk against Presi
dent Diaz is derived from such sources.
The family of Madero, for instance,
the instigator and leader of the pres
ent insurrection in the state of Chihua
hua, owns an estate of more than 7,
000,0000 acres, and knowing what the
determined policy of the government
is, a deep-laid plot was concocted by
which it was hoped that the realiza
tion of that policy might be prevent
ed. One of the members of the
family, Francisco I. Madero, was pub
licly denounced by the rest as being
practically an outcast of the family.
Then this "outcast" put himself up as
a candidate for the presidency In op-
; position to Diaz. Newspapers were
bought or founded to agitate in his
j favor and emissaries were sent to
j every part of the country to form little
I clubs, which were usually composed
of the most ignorant and unruly ele
ment of the community and called
themselves 'anti-reelectionsts.' But
no such thing as an organized politi
cal party was ever attempted, for the
very plain reason, that the "lords."
who naturally bore the entire expense
of the campaign, wanted to have abso
lute control of the movement, as this
election campaign was merely a pre
tence, serving to make the name of Ma
dero known throughout the country
in anticipation of the intended
ot the 'lords' at and during the
world's fair at St. I,ouis. Mo., U. S. A.
I The denouncement of Francisco I. Ma-flpr-
hv tho rest of the famiW wis
the 'lords.' or one of them, is In favor
of any practicable plan to force the
development of these immense tracts
"The lower class of Mexicans, by far
the greater part of the people, are en
tirely illiterate, which is by no means
the fault of the present government,
and they do not have the slightest idea
of the principles of national govern
ment, yet the franchise is extended to
j all citizens, and it is the aim of the
government to keep the principle of
! universal suffrage inviolate. On ac-
i count of these conditions It would be
; utterly impossible for the government
jto rim&ia iuelf in opposition to tae
Extraordinary Sale of Suits
"Brand Nelv Suits at and A ojf 'Regular Trices
Perhaps it has never occurred to you that in the great suit factories it is clearly impossible to "come out
just even." There are sure to be short lengths of cloth left over, enough for one or two suits in each.
Last week, -while at one of the big eastern suit factories our buyer Mr Deutsch bought the choicest of
their "winter short lengths" at a tempting price.
He had them made up at once in early spring styles and they are here for you seventy-four suits in all
at 1-3 to 1-2 less than regular price. "
These suits come in serges and mixtures blues, greens, grays and browns in all sizes. They are made in
the Bee Hive way best of tailoring and workmanship; Jackets satin lined.
From the same source comes a few new cloth dresses at 1-3 less than regular price. The only opportunity
you will have to buy spring styles anywhere at less than regular prices.
Our Clearing Sale oj Coats
affords opportunities for saving that are worth investigating if you are still a prospective coat buyer. Best
assortments, splendid qualities and the extremely low prices make this the greatest clearing sale in the tri-cities.
Plenty of Plush Coats,
14 off the price of Furs.
Yz on price of (rimmed
Y2 off lingerie waists.
'landlords.' did it not have strength
and firmness enough to absolutely dis
regard them wherever public welfare
"In every locality where the people
have attained a sufficient degree of
freedom from such dominating mas
ters, the elections are conducted in a
true republican manner, and I had the
pleasure of observing the method of
procedure in the city of Tehauntepec
at the last presidential election. The
city was divided up into election pre
cincts and three judges were in charge
at each polling place. Regular lists of
all voters had been prepared, and as
each voter presented himself his name
was checked off, and his vote recorded
in a register, in which the law express
ly stipulates there must be no erasures.
"The government has already done
and is now doing all that could reason
ably be expected f my government
under similar circqpistances to elevate
the masses of the people and prepare
them for the full exercise of the rights
of true republican citizenship. Schools
are established in nearly every town
and village in the land and a compul
sory education law has been enacted.
It remains only to induce the people to
avail themselves of these privileges,
and this is gradually being done."
SECOND AUTO SHOW
Attractive Exhibits at Coliseum
From Feb. 9 to
Automobile lovers of the tri-cities
will be offered an exceptional treat in
the autompbile show which frs to be
held Feb. 9 to 12 at the Coliseum in
Davenport. The space has sold rapid
ly, and at present only one small space
large enough for a one-car exhibit ia
left. All the firms which have con
tracted for space are planning exhibits
very much out of the ordinary, which,
with the decorations that are being
made, will make the second annual
show of the Davenport Auto club one
long to be remembered. It is the de
sire of the committee to make this
show so attractive that the people of
the tri-cities will insist upon making it
a permanent institution to be given
I am a candidate for
commissioner and as
such need your votes
and if elected in return
will give you , in the
management of the af
fairs of the city, the
benefit of the years of
my business exper
ience. OSCAR E. APPLE.
715 Third Avenue.
for suits selling
$27.50 to $35.00
The 3ee Hibe
2nd r "Brady Dabenport
year after year. The following deal
ers will be represented - by the cars
which follow their names:
Roeske & Sindt. Ford; Interstate
Automobile company, Interstate; Velie
Motor Carriage company, Velie; In
ternational Harvester company, its own
cars; Billon Auto company, Hupmo
bile; Brown & Week. White Gasoline
car. White trucks; Schellberg & How
ard. Cole' "30," Holiday and R..U Elec
tric; Scott County Mercantile com
pany. Maxwell; Plow City company.
Midland; Ross Auto company, Ohio
Electric; Iowa Automobile company,
Cadillac; Buck Auto company, Pack
ard; Mason Carriage works, Chalmers
and Pierce Arrow; Klemme Auto com
pany, Buick; "Oldsmobile Sales com
Exhibits will extend down both sides
of the room, with two rows of exhib
its in the center. The location of each
car will be marked by a sign of red
and gold fetters on a white ground,
which will add effectively to the decor
ations. An excellent orchestra has
been secured for the entire show, and
programs well worth listening to will
be given each afternoon and evening.
The balcony will afford those who so
desire an excellent opportunity to lis
ten to the music and watch the crowds
At any rate it will be decidely worth
attending whether one is interested in
the purchase of a car or not, and from
present indications the committee in
charge is satisfied that this show will
far surpass n attendance that of last
I observed a locomotive in the rail
road yards one day.
It was waiting In the roundhouse,
where the locomotives stay;
It was panting for the journey, it was
coaled and fully manned.
And it had a box the fireman was
filling full of sand.
It appears that locomotives cannot
always have a grip
On their slender iron pavement, 'cause
the wheels are apt to slip.
And when they reach a slippery spot
their tactics they command
And to get a grip upon the rail they
sprinkle it w ith sand.
If your track is steep and hilly, and
you have a heavy grade.
And if those who've gone before you
have the rails quite slippery
If you ever reach the summit of the
You'll find you'll have to do It with a
liberal use of sand.
If you strike some frigid weather and
discover to your cost,
That you're liable to slip on a heavy
coat of frost,
Then some prompt, decided action
will be called into demand.
And eu'll slide clear to the bottom
if you don't have any sand.
Yon ran get to any fetation that is on
life's schedule seen.
If there's fire beneath the boiler of
ambition's strong machine.
And you'll reach a place called Rich-1
t.wn at a rate of speed that's!
If for all the slippery places you've a
good supply of sand.
Leaf lard at Gilmore's.
Kerlcr & Co. make rag
Carpenter Coal company
Sell coal. Fhone west 295.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Tri-city Towel Supply company.
Men's arctics $1.25 up. Dolly Bros.
For express, caU Spencer tc. Trefz.
Mrs. Austla's buckwheat Eour
at The Bee Hibe
for suits selling
$22.50 to $25.00
to one-half off
gives you a really good wholesome
Mound City paints may cost a little
more, but ! Ill & Ehleb.
Let William Johnson do your tin and
furnace work. 1316 Third avjnue.
Mrs. Austin's buckwheat flour
gives you a really good wholesome
H. T. Siemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 1526-1528 Fourth are
Mrs. Austin's buckwheat flour
gives you a really good wholesome
Carpenter Coal company, 123
Twentieth street, old phone West
295. We handle best grades of hard
and soft coal. Our incito, "Satisfied
At Y. M. C. A.
Last evening at 6:30 a fine group
of boys gathered at the Y. M. C. A,,
for the first regular meeting of the
Boys Bible Study and Social club,
which Is to hold a meeting every
Wednesday. As that was the last
Wednesday of the month a supper
was served and a debate on the sub
ject, "Resolved, That Fire Is More
Destructive Than Water," was held
in addition to the regular lesson.
Xext Wednesday the lesson will Xf
about "A Sailor Who Dared to Take
Ridicule." A comic debate is being
arranged for the first social meeting
which will be held Feb. 15, and to
which all boys who attend either of
the first two meetings of the month
will be invited. The dehate Is "Re
solved, That the Hole of a Doughnut
Is More Nourishing Than the Scent
of Limburger Cheese." In addition to
the debate other social activities will
be epjoyed. All members of the as
sociation between the ages of 1 2 and
15 are invited to join this club.
To the Stockholders of the Rock Island
Sand & Gravel Company.
Notice is hereby given that a spe
cial meeting of the stockholders of the
Rock Island Sand and Gravel company
will be held at the office of said com
pany in the city of Rock Island, coun
ty of Rock Island and state of Illinois,
on the 21st day of February, A. D. 1911,
at the hour of 8 o'clock p. mV, for the
purpose of considering and voting up
on the Question of increasing the capi
tal stock of said company.
C. J. LARKIN.
W. H. EDWARDS.
W. H. M'CONOCHIE.
GEORGE H. RICHMOND,
NEW MEAT MARKET
Yours for Business.
J. T. Moore will opn a first class
meat market at 1230 Thirtieth street,
Tuesday, Jan. 24, with a choice line
of fresh and salt meat, poultry and
game fish and oysters in season.
Your patronage solicited. Orders
promptly delivered. Phone West 1C36. j
How About Those Trousers?
IW-tter order another Mir of trouM-m to that w inter suit. Your
coat Mill easily outwear them. (I'ay us 3 or more).
Mir mm rv W jm mr iwi w w n
Illinois Theatre Bnilding
Bock Island, 111.
Complete assortments of
knitted Hockey Caps for
women and misses, 50c to
Eugene Smith, Who Collected
$715 Bounty in Mercer,
Guilty of Fraud.
SWORE TO FALSE NUMBERS
One Cane He Declared Contained .13.1
Scalp Found to Hold hat Two
and Some Scra n.
Aledo, III.. Jan. 26. (Special)
Eugene Smith was found guilty by
the jury In the famous ground hog
case which has juftt been tried in the
.Mercer county court. Last summer
Mr. Smith received $715 as bounty
on 2.S60 ground hog "scalps," giving
his affidavit for the correct count of
The supervisors became suspicious
and an actual count of one case of
the so-called "scalps" was made. Ac
cording to bin affidavit the box con
tained 333 scalps, but upon actual
count (heir were found to be but
two scalps, the remainder being but
scraps of skin that had been sworn
to as Ronuine Hcaljm. The caoe was
brought before the. grand Jury and
Indictment made, the case being
brought up In court the past week.
KI SS OVKR ntlKKT.
In a case of assault and battery
of Simon Falkovitch of Aledo and K.
L. Wirkett of Keilhsburg, the Jury
disagreed, standing 9 to 3 in Wlck
ett's favor after two days of delib
eration. The, trouble grew out of
the use of Wlrkett's basket by
Falkovitch whfii celling potatoes In
Keithsburg and the trouble led to
blows. Wirkett striking Falkovitch
and throwing him down.
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