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THE ROCK ISEAXP ARGUS. TUESDAY, MARCH 21. 1911.
Published Dairy and Weekly at 14
Second, avenue. Rock Island. XU. Ba
tarcd at the postoffice mm eeoond-claea
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS. Daily. 10 cent! per week.
Weekly. SI par year la advance.
All communications "f Bi-g-jmentatlTO
character, political - : igloos, mast
have real name a: .a for publica
tion. No uch articles will be printed
ever fictitious eig-naturea.
Correspond euee solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
Tuesday, March 21, 1911.
"Whatever you do do, do vote.
Start the commission form of mu- public, seems a very poor economy,
nicipal government right. J Under the parole system In Illinois
it is possible to give a man a chance.
As long as thiB weather continues but all men are not to be trusted with
why should it not be a mild and alto- the parole and perhaps it is true that
gether pleasant campaign? tall cannot be supplied with constant
'employment away from the prison.
Mr. Roosevelt is doubtless aware! The whole question Is a broad enough
that be may have to share the title
of "only living ex-president"
An additional Infliction we
have to endure in connection with
King George's coronation Is the ode
by Alfred Austin.
There are plenty of Mexican peace j has a democratic candidate for sher
rumors in the newspapers-but com-1 iff ho dislributing Mt contaIll.
paratively few Mexicans are able to i , .
read the papers. iln teul,ollowlllf,UIllC1Ut descri
tion of himself: "Oliver J. Boston,
Tk. x ' wh0 18 candidate for sheriff, and
.. ... , . A. ,Ol whom a picture
a bill which will make the matter of 'her Bjde Hg ,8
obtaining divorces in that state e'-en welghs 230 to 250
easier than it has been.
I hat, or less, and a pair of shoes
A large chocolate cream factory is J large enough to fit any man of his
to be established midway between j size. He has gray eyes (usually),
Minneapolis and St." Paul and the ex-! a large appetite for Boston baked
pectaticn is that its sweetness will at- j beanB and can eat more of them than
tract the two towns and bring them i any other man with the same appe
together. tite; so far he has only a small bald
A bureau has been established in
New York to deal in titles and
range international marriaeea ..MrK for democratic votes for his nom-
though the ambitious New York moth-j
ers seem to have succeeded verv well j
along this line without assistance j
from ny bureau.
For Clean Politien.
Democrats in the Ohio ge.ieral as
sembly are working In harmony
with Governor Harmon in fcla efforts
raltS S;oPn1SfOU-? TV a
the passage in the house on March
15 of corrupt practice act which
require, publicity of expenses of
candidates, parties and organ iza-1
tions. Not only party committees
and mnriMarM bnt anv u.nMatlnn !
taktne- nart in an irtin ith.r
for candidate, or question..
ing the anti-saloon and liberal
leagues, the state board of com-
merce, should it work for a consti-!to
tutlonal amendment, must file a de -
tailed statement of expenditures 10
days after election, trust keeD all
vouchers for 15 month. am2 books j
for two years, open to public inspec-
tion. Any individual who spends
anything to help a candidate muBt J
file an account, to be made part of j
the candidate's or committee's state-
Failure to file a statement bars a
candidate from office, and if the
making of an international false
statement is proven in court or vio-'
lation of other provision of the law, 1
$500 fine and six months' imprison-
ment is provided with forfeiture of
office. Rental, campaign literature.
one man to make a poll In each pre- 1
cinct, TDree workers at earn polling
place and traveling expenses are,
made the only legitimate expendl-j
There are strong provisions j
against intimidation by employers or J
others, against pr'nting political ad-j
vice on pay envelopes or plastering j
factories with notice of a shut-down
or "reduction of wages" if any tick
et wins. Campaign contributions are
limited to $5,000 by a candidate for
governor, down to $200 by eandi-
dates tor local omoes. piUS -- cents .
for each 100 votes in excess oft
B.000, Governor Harmon, in Ms an-I
nual message to the general assem
bly, took even a more decisive step
to purify the ballot when be propos-. 919 gJxth avenu'e : on Jan. 20. His wife v.ill be ninety-
ed that all expenditures for getting i Thlrd wardp erct precinct County I thIs Jring. Mrs. IJHU Satter
out votes on election day be cut off. i im-. h,,,,5- Tvir1 , field, a sister of Mr. r;.fi;-.. U in
He said the vote that must be so
looked after is not worth so much,
as msl oi ine c.iinen wau. irora sense
of duty, goes to the polls and casts;
1155 vote" !
onirt and Tlieir KarningM.
Missouri has abolished convict labor j Fourth ward, second precinct
under the lease system in & bill which Tritity church vestry, rear of 181g
has just passed the general assembly ; Sixth avenue.
and been signed by tne governor. Fifth ward, first precinct Hose
In pacing this act, Missouri has I house on Twenty-second street,
taken an important step forward. Hi Fifth ward, second precinct
is still, however, confronted with tbejschmld'a grocery store, S23 Tw en
problem of employing it convicts n-;tieth street.
der state management so as at least Sixth ward, first precinct Hose
not to compete with free labor. ,
The question of the proper emplov-!
ment of convict labor is puzzling tbe i
authorities of manv states and it is!
one that is involved with the moral!3110 avenue,
and economic reformation and sun-' Seventh ward, second prednct
port of the convict. The St. Louis
Star strikes the keynote of the situa
tion when it says:
"The new law is defective in penal
science and equity in not providing
for a portion of the earnings of each
convict being credited to him, to be
friven him upon his discharge, or sent
to dependents. Prison labor without
compensation is slavery of the most
"It would promote reform, good be
havior and industrial activity, peaci
of mind and health. If each convict t
worker knew that a part of his earn-t
legs, no matter how little, was for!
himself or his dependents. It would
also give a fund to start life with J
upon his release, and make It less like-i
It he would be a menace to society!
again within a few days. It would al-:
ies and poverty caused by the sending
to Jail of the bread winner of the fam
ily. "Our new system Is not perfect as
to scientific penalogy or reformatory
effect, but it makes a good start. We
can build upon it, now that we have
In the opinion of the Springfield
State Register there seems to be no
good reason why a convict should not
be allowed or even compelled to work
for the support of the family from
which he has separated himself by his
own misdeeds and who have a claim
upon his time and labor. For the state
to take the earnings of such a man
away from his family, which in turn
! often becomes dependent nnon the
j one to be worthy of study.
with ; The convict may be made to sup
jport his family but in the Judgment
of The Argus should not be made a
; competition with labor in the state at
The Wise Gny. j
Adams county, in Pennsylvania, j
.iOf whom a picture aDnears on the
six feet high.
pounds, wears a
3 8 cent boiled shirt, a $10 derby
; spot on the top of his head. When j
! ,at sen He wore a cutaway coat.
ar-ibad a Van Iyke beard and was look-
lnation ,or 8beriff of Adams county." .
EX-BANKER IS CONVICTED
Wichita. Kan., Financier Admitted
Purchasing Stolen Stamps.
Wichita, Kas., March 21. L. .S ! :
NafUger. formerly president of the;
via vu uaanvncfcl UfUilV J I 1 V 11 i Vt eVO
j u 1 UI "U',UB aa "euin l9n
,po8Ulfe tamp8- he Jury had been
!?ut 8,tJ,ce 4 p; Saturday. The of
fen8e lB Pnl"W by maximum
I 6nttnce of five years in prison and a
fine of 5-(W)'
Naftzger purchased the stamps
iclud-j0k S Burt, formerly ch
?1,ce- The anips had been stolen j
Irom Kansas postomces and were sold j
Burt y Jhn Callahan of Wichita, j
wno 18 unaer sentence for robbing the!
Milan, Kas., postofflce and has been ! temporary extinction of his logical j very uig man. men, too, coionei au
convlcted of buying and selling stolen j power, and no Intoxicating liquors are j chincloss commanded a big fort on the
Petage stamps. The former banker's !
defense was that he did not know the ;
"tamps had been stolen. He admitted j
purchasing them at a discount.
Sentence probably will be passed
on Naftzger, Burt and Callahan this
week. It is understood there will be '
no appeal ln Naftzger'. case if onlv !
a fine is imposed.
Notice is hereby given, that on
Tueadav. th 4th dav of inHi a r '
1911. an election will be held in th!
cjty of Rock Island, 111 . for the fol-'
iowlng officers, to Wit:
One mayor for four years.
Four commissioners for
Six assistant supervisors.
One town clerk.
I'laces for registration and voting
will be a. follows:
a l' f l vsaiu, ftVUU y I CV. 1UI.I V (9
Second ward, first Drecinct
Third avenue. I
teenth etre i
xhIrd . ward seCond precinct !
14X4 Srrth lrna
Th,rd warJ third" pwclnct HOI
j Fourth ward, first precinct 1914
house on Twenty-sixth street
Sixth ward, second precinct
rar of 2700 Seventh avenue.
Seventh ward, first precinct
Peterson', carpenter shop, 510 Forty-fifth
Seventh ward, third precinct
Gannon, paint shop. Fourteenth
avenue between Thirty-eighth and
M. T. RUDGREN.
City and Town Clerk.
Rock Island. 111., March 14. ltll.
Extensive Cable Conversation.
About SO.000,000 words a year pass
under the tea through cables linking
British and North American porta.
Photo of Rio Grande Shores Near El Paso and
United States Guards View of Rebel Conference.
5. a r'i
- a r. rf
Despite the Imposing name of the RioGrande it is a small stream, especially near KI Paso, where the accompany
ing view was taken. The f ar shore is America, the farther one Mexico. It is easily understood how bullets could
fly across the stream. Th? tiure of the soldier is an American sentry taken at El Taso. The lower picture shows
a group of insurgent chiefs and soldiers taktn in the Juarez mountains. With them is the ever present American
reporter, at the right.
QWS FOR BELGIAN PAINTERS
R-- R-!"B 'l."'
Belgium has Just drawn up a special
code of laws governing painters and
the exercise of their craft which are
singularly strict and exhaustive.
From the fashion in which the new
laws hedge them In with enforced pre-
most dangerous trade In the whole
catalogue. In the first place no em-
ployer of painters may employ a man
who drinks alcoholic beverages to tne
to be brought into the vicinity of the
workers. Employers are responsible
for the care which their men take of
They must see that every painter
washes his hands before eating, sus- j
pend the men whose health is not sat-
isfactory and discharge any one suf- f
fering from lead poisoning. A painter !
mav not wear the same clothes on the !
street or in his home which he uses in '
his trade. He is imperatively required !
to arm himself with a special suit of !
itha and a sciwnwl h.it i
Contractors and master palntera are
restricted ln the use of white lead to
tbe ground Jead mixed with oil, and it
is stipulated that this mixture must be
so handled that it does not splash or
come la coDiaci hiiu iiie paioiers
The law strictly forbids scraping of !
' dry painted surfaces ln which white i
lead has been used. This will doubt-
less prevent much carelessness and pro-
rtect the careless painter from his own j
! Indiscretion, but it is terribly resrric- 1
Ktntuckv Familv'a Lnoevitv Rcorr.
' ' - " -
There is a family la Hopkins county,
Ky., that probably holds the record for
longevity. me nead or tne ramlly,
James Madison, was 102 vears of see
her one hundred and fourth vear. a n3 i
Madison's mother die! many yeara j
ago at the advanced age of JOG.
TIus is i&e
T IS so ranch bter than
otair stove polishes tht
it's in a ciats all by iuelf.
Hakes a brflliant. sSiry polish that does
ot nbotorfut oft. &ad i e e'-ise lasts
tonr tin.es as losz si criciry stove
Used co saisple Steves and rati by
hardware dei -
AH we ask is a trial. Use It cu veer
cook stove, yoiyr prior stove or yonr
aaa raae. If yea dco't fad it t". best
' eofc.a ymi evcrew, j jar dealer is
l2Kxt cs Liack t-!lk Stave P&UE.
Hmd Im 113314 or fit, mi qosittjr.
BLACK SILK STOVE POLISH WORKS
I rJBJWk feytne Iran Tnmmt oa C
nAumurur im I l "i
The Argus Daily Short Story
An Army, (Court Martial By F. A. Mitchel.
( Copyrighted, 1911, by Associated Literary Press.
Colonel Auchincloss of the United
j States army was a stickler for army
discipline and other such
.--retain tn mmtrv iif
' . o . '
uf af ln the artillery, and a colon ?1
'""" 1U l"a icSui .nu, ia
-Atlantic coast, and that made him a
bigger man still. Outside the fort was
a collection of hotels used by persons
from all over the United States as
recreation resorts, all of whom looked
upto the colonel commanding the fort
as a sovereign.
one day when dress parade was tat-
tog place inside the fort, witnessed by
flocks of persons from the hotels out
side-prlncipally young ladies-the colo-
nel ,erl Cls omce o to nis aomesuc
luarters. As he was passing tbe line
tne Dand neat off. marching before
the men, turning and marching back
again, w,hat for no one knows ex-
A HtJNGBT FZ.T Z.IT ON THE OROAN.
cept that it has been a part of the j
ceremony of dress parade for an in-
definitely long period.
Lieutenant Bob Phillips as adju
! tant of the post. Now, the adjutant is
' an important man at all military cere
1 monies, especially dress parade. As
Colonel Auchincloss assed Lieutenant
i-iu.iips was sianozng. like au me rest,
stiff as a ramrod, while the laiid was
marching back and forth. Lieutenant
Phillips was suffering at the time from
a sore spot on the tip of bis nose. It
so happened that a hungry fly lit oa
the ortran and, finding such sustenance
in the sore spot as espe.:-laliy suited
its taste, began to pull lustily.
There are nerves In noses, especial
ly on the under side. The agony en-
dured by the adjutant was excruciat- j
4ifft-, V: -2vT2&.
mg. Aevennees, owing to me im- uacIe ot Miss Marjorv rjre:i8ier. Ui
portant part be took ln the military j official p,i!jon prevented his express
ceremony Le was tbe last man on tie itl snj opinion in the matter, but LU
ground who sliould infringe upon mill- . wifef uvt hiiuTiy Landk-app?d.
tary discipline by raising his hand to j toot a secret part iu the proceedings,
aboo away the fly. Such a breach of 1 Miss Dressier was her sister s child,
s ivi mi i rj r n i ki c x r 1
uniformity would be especially notice
able in every one and if made by the
adjutant would constitute a frightful
example to the rest of the corps on
Furthermore, it was expected that
every man would be at "eyes front."
Phillips held his eyes In that position
rigidly. Consequently he did not see
the approach of his commander on his
right. Just before the colonel came
within bis range of vision Phillips' ag
ony had passed the limit of human
eudurauce. and his band went up to
brush oft the fly.
Colonel Auchincloss stopped, cast a
terrible glance at the transgressor and
passed On. Phillips saw him and knew
that he was doomed. He was then
preparing for examination for his pro
motion to be captain and felt sure that
such a flagrant breach of discipline us
raising a hand to brush a fly from a
sore spot on his nose would be a great
detriment to his attaining the rank to
which be aspired.
The next day Phillips was obliged
to read on parade'an order relieving
himself of the duties of adjutant of ;
the post and appointing another in his j appointing Captain Phillip, in bin
place. After the ceremony he went to J stead.
his quarters wishing that he might bo i There are those who plve Mrs. rhll
permitted to challenge the colonel and . Hps' part in this celebrated army cane
run hiin through to the hilt. Persons j a deeper import thnn appears on the
suffer by their mistakes, their misfor- ! surface. These persons maintain that
tunes, and Injustice. It Is only in the j she had some sort of an ax to grind.
last of these cases that rebellion ran
possibly be advisable, and even then
to grin and bear it Is usually the bcU
policy. Lieutenont Phillips was in n
sense obliged to do this, but a spirit
of animosity toward the colonel was
engendered ln him which promised to
burst Into a flame and bring on nn
Now, it happened .that Colonel An
chincloss, who. notwithstanding 1J
ace. was a bachelor, and Lieutenant
Phillips unknown to each other bsd In
tentions with regard to a young lady
who was stoppinsr at one of the hotels
outside the m.'iit.irr reservation. What
a fly had started a woma,n developed.
Miss Marjory Dressier was much flat
tered at the attentions of the mighty
I commander and much pleased with
i rhAca et tfa cnhf.tinr.tn km iMin
jt Lecaaie evident to both officers that
thev were rivals the fire burned hot-
ter in the breast of the younger, and
the eider drew a tighter rein in his
official intercourse with his inferior.
TLea came Lieutenant Phillips' ex- J
amination fr promotion, and, owing :
partly to Lis being absorbed by love
raer than hU studies aud partly
frola ,be brMcn wf discipline for which
n!s COorjCi befj reduced him from the
posJtion of adjutant, he wa3 denied a ;.
The youegman. conceiving that thia
deprivation was the result of tbe colo- i
nel s animosity toward him, preferred !
charges against hiin for tyrannical
of the department P-'kage has been invented for tl.e pro
bappeued was an lection of Cottoltne. The pa:! in which
wLicll aU thi3 fcarreu
and the young lady, inasmuch as she
was In doubt whether she would mar- !
ry the colonel or the lieutenant, would j
one day influence her aunt toward the ;
defendant, t'ue nxt toward the plaiu- i
tig. The former being a prominent !
artillery officer, that arm of the serr- j
Ice took great interest in the trial, i
some siding with and some against j
their comrade of the big guns.
Of course the officers' families took
great interest in the trial, and, as there j
Is intercourse between the different j
corps, the trouble spread to the in- j
fantry, cavalry and the staff corps.
Thus by the time the court was ready
to try the case the whole army was j
Involved. " j
The members assembled in full uni- '
form. The first proceeding was the '
reading o the charge, which was tyr- ;
anny, and the specifications, which '
j were very numerous. The first speci- i
fication began thus: " ;
'In this, that on or about the th -t
.19, the said plaintiff
being on dress parade, a fly lighted
on his nose, the organ being very sore
and painfully tender"
At this point the president of the !
'Whoever drew that specification
should be cashiered. Lieutenant rhil-
llps is not being tried because a fly :
lighted on his U'se. Colonel Auehln-
closs is being tried on a charge of 1
It was explained to the president, ;
who was so much of a soldier that he !
could not be anything of a lawyer, i
that this incident of a fly lighting on j
the adjutant's nose was the beginning
of the trouble, whereupon he was sat- !
isfied, and the reading proceeded. j
There was one matter that could not i
be introduced into the trial. That was I
the rivalry between plaintiff and de
fendant for the hand of Miss Dressier.
P.ut everybody knew that this had
added fuel to the Came till the fly
that had lighted ou the adjutant's nose
had been put entirely in the back
ground. When the trul began and all
through the army the question was
asked, "What's this rumpus between
Colonel Auchincloss and Phillips?" the
reply was invariably, "Why, you see,
a fly lit on Phillips' nose when he was
on dress parade," etc. But after
awhile whtn the question was asked
the reply would be. "No one knows,
but if you want to get at tbe bottom
of the matter you'll have to look for
a woman In the case."
It was found necessary to bring wit
nesses (at government expense) from
the uttermost points of the world, and
when a wituess was summoned it was
necessary to wait for his or her ar
rival. So the case dragged and was
very expenFlve till at last it was
found necessary to ask congress for a
special appropriation to carry it on.
The matter was then taken up by the
secretary of war, who sent for the
Judge advocate of the court and asked
him to give the facts. The Judge ad
"Why, you see, Mr. Secretary, wheu
Lieulr nant Phillips was on dress pa
rade a fly lit on a sore spot on the end
of his nose."
"I haven't time for that!" snapped
the secretary. "Give me the gist of
"There's no gist to it."
"Isn't there some .way of getting rid
"That depends. w -"On
The secretary wns Informed that
the rancor was kept up by a niece of
the commander of the department who
couldn't make up her mind whether
she wished to marry the colonel or the
"Go tell her to come to me that I
have something nice for her."
Miss Dressier answered the sum
mons in person and expectantly.
"What is your ambition V" asked the
"To be the wife of a military at
tache at a foreign court."
"Name the man you wish for a hus
band and he shall be appointed."
"Lieutenant Hob Phillips."
"That will do. Good morning."
The next day Lieutenant Phillips
withdrew his charges against Colonel
Auchincloss. and an order was pub
lished promoting him and relieving the
military attache on duty at Paris and
and if not from the first at least from
the moment it appeared that the trial
was a burden to 1 he government fhe put
the r x on the grifidMyne. He this as It
may, it is always dancerous for a wo
man to discover that he h"ld.s the bal
ance of po"-r.
When aceiierl of th!s the lady smiles
and says, "Let those laugh who laugh
Mar. 21 in American
1G16 pof a honta-i. celebrated Indian
heroine, died at Oraveeud, Eng
land; born alnt l."i5.
1S01 General Joseph E. Johnston,
noted Confederate leader, died:
1D05 The United States proposed ar
bltratiou in the dispute with Vene
1G0t iJecl. lo.i by Tnifed States Dis
trict Judire J. Humphrey grant
. log immunity i;eas five oflleera
under Ir.Ji.-tuient f-r onspiraey in
restraint .f traCe !n Chicago.
TI1K T.l LC OF A FAIL.
The L'g rrelkni of manufacturers of
foo,d Products Us tccn to devise a
P"kage for tneir products which will
,,nure ,he hscvite getting thtra sweet
freh, without deterioration,
In th:3 tonr.cctkn a very ingenious
this cooking iz
s pact:';d (it is never
sold in bulk; have a special cover forced i noy you at night ana do you raise
on l.y machinery and then sealed. This ' mucous in the morning? Do you
n;i2;c the pail aLsciuteiy air-tight, and i want re'.icf ? If so, take Charaber
Cottoiene will kecpir.ici':n;'te1y as fresh j Iain's Cough Remedy and you will b
and as sweet $ the day it was mads. pleased. Sold by all druggists.
Sr BVMCAJ Mm SMITH
TF a young man is handsome and
wears swell clothes he can general
ly find some nice girl who will take
these as an outward and visible sign of
! n inward nobility.
The man whom bis friends call the
good fellow usually cultivate his
grouch in tbe home garden.
Sometimes a woman tells her age
just to show bow brave she is.
Every time a man slips down on a
j polished floor he says nncompHmen-
tary things about the woman's page in
the home paper,
When a woman buys a new bat she
sea rc boa a week for a novel style, but
j WEeu a man buys a bat be ask. tbe
salesman for one Just like this.
Wben a man gets a new overcoat all
the women in the street just know bis
wife made him do it.
A pretty girl can always get a laugh
out of any old joke.
A man's Idea of emancipation 1. tell
ing his wife nix on the book up.
The Good Old Guy.
A a-ood old auy 1 used to know
Lives up the road from hare.
And as he wandered to and fro
He dropped a word of cheer.
No wealth had he for vulear show.
No skill ln bookish lore.
But he had friends to come and e
And sit beside his door.
He didn't Judge his fellow men.
If one should so astray ,
He tried to get him straight again
Without, a band display,
lie didn't with the scoffers sit
Or wtth the scornars stand.
He simply stirred himself a bit
And gave a helping band.
And everybody liked the guy.
Although, tils means were small.
They didn't stop to question why.
They liked him; that was alL
Tbey didn't stop to analyze.
They liked his cheery chat.
They liked his answer, soft, though wise.
And let It go at that.
I often think about the way
To him men were Inclined.
ZIo didn't have so much to say.
But what be said was kind.
There was no hammer ln his kit.
His words were minus smarts.
There was no stinger to his wit.
And so he won all hearts.
There Are Others.
"Do you believe la long engage
"Not very long."
"About bow long?"
"Well, the girl ought to hare a
chance to look around to see If there is
any place she can better herself."
' ' Vanity. ' ,
"You will take ctjld ln that thin
"Does it look pretty, mother?"
"Then I can't take cold."
"Madge is married."
"Did she inrry a rich man?"
"I tuink so; Mudgc has been to grand
opera and has nervous prostration."
"Funny thing about Brown."
"His wife bel levee everything he
"Is that so? I wonder what lan
guage the biuu speaks."
Tricks of the Trade.
"Why didn't you call bim?"
"On four kings?"
"Oh, no. That was what be gave
them to me for."
If She Mutt Know.
"Are you coming to my concert?"
"I am afraid not."
"Ob. why not?"
"Weil, the fact is I am too fond of
"He has lost his reputation."
"Did be find It again?"
"Yes, but somebody bad stepped 01
"What is a bluff?"
"Something made out of nothing.1
Before and After.
The candidate Is pretty certain
To promise visrvtaievj la stock.
Fleeted be fee iraws the curtain
And starts forfeiting by tha clock.
He spreads abroad some pretty fable
On which his mind Is firmly set.
Then caimly lays it on the tsble.
lie knows the voters will forget.
Are you frequently hoarse? Lo
you have that annoying tickling ln
your throat? Does your cough an-