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THE ROCK ISHAND AKOTS. FRIDAY, MAY 3, 1911.
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APES my) COUNCILS 8
F richly, April 5, 1911.
By the -way, hare you observed the
oyster has. entered upon its well earned
Where two or-three are gathered to
gether for atflght,.Rock iBland i invar
iably there. v Cast your eyes towards
An EJngMhv scientist says there-will
be no doretwlnter after the year 2499
o" there. Is. something for ns all to
President Dias of "Mexico.aayB he is
willing e.fotShis country. It used
to "be isald . ini-tbe United . Statee" that
politiciana'dley.but they neverreslgn.
Kentucky, In holding a real lynching
bee on the stage, bas doubtless caused
some, of 'the big producing managers
in New Tork to turn green with envy.
There may be some comfort fn the
fact that these cold waves seldom last
long, but the average mortal has a kind
of aa Mea that the one-night stand is
"EvVry little bit abided to what you
have makes a little hit more. r. . i to tE, 0i,j political methods, and never
Woolworth has piled 5 and 10 re nt J so determined to repudiate party or
pieces on top of each other until they ; ganizations which do not stand four
are about to take the form of the tqaare for the vital principles of the
tallest building in the world, "f.O feet ', hour as now.
up, including a tower that will have: This may not fall upon the ears of j
55 stories, In New York. j Bome of those so-called "wheel horses"
of the organization chariots In such!
Corneliu V. Collins, the New York j manner as to bring a response of ap
criminologist, tells or a gluttonous pris- proval from them. The pie counter I
oner whose cell he visited and found tt patriots whose activities are actuated
to be hot. stuffy and unwholesome. Mr. more by a determination to get some-.
Collins asked: "Why do you have your thing f0r themselves than achieve,
ventilator closed?" "Because, sir," re-Something for the masses will frown j
plied the prisoner, "the last time I left upon such suggestions as these, but if;
the ventilator open, while my hack was : democratic victory is to be achieved it !
turned, a wasp camt in and flew away j must be done with fundamental prin-i
with my dinner. I
The election of United States sena
tors by direct vote of the people now
practically is assured. The senate
committee on Judiciary has reported
out the Borah resolution giving It a
place on the calendor. The vote in the
committee was six to five, the progres
sives and democrats combining against
the standpatters. The resolution is in
the same form as it passed the house,
and while effort doubtless will bp madf
to tack on the Sutherland amendment,
it likely will fail.
Dr. Wiley utters fresh warning
against headache powders which, he
says, usually contain quantities of
aretanllid, phenacctin, antipyrine, or
caffeine, all of which affect the heart
and some the nervous system. The
powders as sold contain a larger per
centage of these dangerous drugs than
any physician would think of prescrib
ing, the government's chief chemist
says, and their evil effeetB are to gen
eral as to enforce the need of re
stricting their sale.
And now a bunch of Ohio legislators
have been indicted for bribery. Polit
ical corruption in this country is some
thing more than a matter of fancy; it
is a deplorable condition. And yet
when we try to get the initiative and
.referendum through the house, it Is
knocked out by men of "jackpot" cali
bre. The Initiative and referendum is
a righteous thing; it puta the govern
ment into the bands of the people, and,
of course, crooked legislators don't
want it. The initiative and referendum
wculd make "jackpots" scarce.
Iteriprority Fight in Canada.
Americans who believe or suspect
that the reciprocity agreement between
the Taft administration and the I.aur
ier ministry is too favorable to Canada
ana not sumc.enwy aavantageous to , and inacnnUe futUre and of 'the in
the United States, ought to take notice . stlnctive turning away from the
cf the course of events in Ottawa. It thought of it, w hen the final moment is
might be enlightening if not altogether Bt hand fear ls rarely manifested. Na-
convinciriK tnr' at ,nis crisis' eem8 to. provide a
' mental attitude that enables the de
The Canadian premier, who is the rarting ODe to contempiate the great
foremost personage of the country, change with a certain serenity, or at
told the Dominion parliament last week
that he felt compelled to give up his
!an of visiting London for the corona
tion of King George, if it should prove
necessary, as he believed it would, to
stay in "Ottawa and work for the reci
procity agreement. Mr. Laurier declar
ed that he recognized the propriety and
sound policy of doing what he could to
insure the proper representation of the
Canadian government in the capital of
the empire, at the time of the formal
crowning of the king, but he added
that his first duty was to Canada and
that he would be compelled to give up
the journey to London if Euch were the
price of insuring the passage of the
; It is evident that the head of the lib
eral ministry in Canada feels that be
; fcaa a hard fight on his hands. He does
'not count-upon quick success. He is
not even willing to take the risk of
leaving the battle for reciprocity in
. the hands of hia subordinates and SUD.
porter. His influence and eloquence
will be needed, he clearly belieres, to
carry the day for freer trade relations
with tfceTnited: States. v
All of which Indicates that the bar:
gain, made between the Taft adminis
tration ana the Laurler ministry la no
one-aided compact, and Is looked upon
by both -countries as a mutual benefit.
Democratic Victory? How?
An tep residential and ante-gubernatorial
election fermentation has begun
in Illinois and throughout the nation.
"Favorite sens" are being "groomed,"
bo sees and "bell wethers' are lining up
their respective forces, organizations
are beginning to mend fences, the per
functory platitudes of party solidarity
are heard on the democratic side inter
mingled with charges of hopeless dis
cord among republicans. "Standpat"
republicans are making a careful
check-up on their strength. "Progres
sive" republicans are looking for lead
ers, planning a eeries of "first guns,"
and democrats are holding love feasts
in celebration of recent victories, while
those assembled will give far more at
tention to what they think they can win
in the future than what they have
achieved in the past.
This is all very interesting, but if the
Illinois State Register misses not Its
guess, the approaching battles will not
be decided altogether on party lines.
Democratic victory is in the air, but
this condition must be considered open
ly and honestly. Illinois may elect a
democratic governor. The opportunity
is here. A democratic president may
be elected. That opportunity is also
at hand, but Just so sure as an attempt
Is made by democrats to win on plati
tudes, high-sounding promises or jeers
at the divided republican ranks, those
opportunities will have been rejected.
The "favorite son" hoax has become
a laughing stock long since. The plat
itudinous cry of "republican discord"
will toq no one but those who think tt
The people of the state of Illinois and
the people of the United States were
never bo alert, never so well posted
upon vital issues, never bo indifferent
Holes as the rule and eruide of action
and with men as candidates who are
chosen not for what they have done for
themselves, not for what organizations
have done for them, not for the labels
they wear, but for the principles they
have personified in the present marvel
ous evolution of American politics.
Candidates will be measured not by
their labels, not by promises made for
them, not for the banquets given in
their honor, not by their abilities aa
organizers, but by their sympathy with
the whole people in the present great
struggle against special privilege.
Candidates must be men whose rec
ords are clean and who give absolute
assurance that their official conduct,
like their records, will be above re
proach. Candidates must be men who stand
out boldly and fearlessly in unquestion
ed advocacy of democratic principles,
and whose position upon those princi
ples and their records of defense of
these principles are so unmistakable
that the agents of special privilege in
both parties will oppose them. If we
are to have democratic victory In Illi
nois It must be a people's victory and
not a politicians' victory. Likewise
must the national victory be thus
achietred if it is to be won at all.
The opportunity is here. There's
only one way to take advantage of it
and that is by getting close to the
people. Not the party closest to the
"barrel" will win this time, but the
candidates closest to the people.
The Passing Soul.
What relieves a dying person of
fear? This question has been discuss
ed for ages, but not more interestingly
than by the Indianapolis Star:
"It is often said by nurses, physi
cians and others who see many deaths
that in spite of the dread of the com
mon fate felt by all normal human
creatures when it is a thing of the dim
least a psssire and unresisting accept
"This state of mind is explained in
some cases as the result of long illness
and the patient's dulled mentality and j
pernaps lessened desire for life, but It
is as likely to be possessed by those
ho are brought suddenly to the gates
of death'. It is sometimes accounted
for by the passing of one's religious
faith, but it is not confined to the re
ligious; criminals unregenerate to the
last go to the scaffold with calmness.
It is not a characteristic of the highly
j intellectual and consciously philosoph
ical more than of those of but ordinary
mental powers. A fireman on the en
gine of the train that was wrecked and
burned at Eaa'on. Pa,, a few days ago.
on being told that he could not live, ex
pressed surprise, then calmly remarked
that he was sorry for the women of hia
family. What he really said was
"damned sorry." but perhaps it will
not be imputed to him as a sin by the
Bloodshed and Sacking by the Rioters In
France's Famous Wine Growing Departments.
. . " " - 1 . - ..... . ..
A number of champagne storehouses have been wrecked and several lives sacrificed in the so called "wine riots"
in France. The present trouble is the outgrowth of the old rivalry between tht departments of Marne and Auoe
as to which should be alone entitled t: label as champagne the wine they produce. For a quarter of a century-the
outbreaks have been intermittent. Daring the past three months the rioting has been more frequent, following a
government decision excluding the sparkling wine of Anbe from the champagne class. Thousands of vineyard ovn
ers and workers have joined in the demonstrations. They have made bonfires of tax demand notes stuffed In grapj
baskets, flown the red flag over their municipal buildmgs and burned effigies of their so called enemies. In the above
pictures are shown troops guarding a barrel of champagne and a view from above of the wrecked premises of
Ayala & Co.
compassionate Judge who knows the
hearts of men. And then the fireman
added, as calmly, "But I am not afraid."
"A dozen were killed and many in
jured out of that train load, mainly
made up of happy teachers on a spring
excursion, and according to the testi
mony of one who was but slightly hurt,
the same high courage in the face of
death prevailed. Some were killed out
right, but of those who were injured
some knew that death was near at
hand, while others did not know the
contrary of themselves. Yet this wit
ness eays: "There were no exhibi
tions of hysteria, and I think the im
pression that remains strongest in my
mind is the almost complete silence
maintained by the men and women who
escaped alive.' "
Evidence all goes one way, namely,
to show that even the most timid of
beings will rise to the great occasion.
Natural fortitude may have its part, re
ligion may aid, and submission to the
inevitable may be an element in the
peaceful calmness of the dying; but
most observers of the - phenomenon
will agree that there is something more
some kindly law of nature that stills
terror and causes earthly life and its
concerns suddenly to seem unimpor
tant, that makes a part of the divine
process of merging the finite with the
Whan that which drew from out the
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The Argus Daily Short Story
Johnnie and Eudie
Copyrighted, 1911. by
"New, grandpa, this la Memorial t
day. and yon promised when it came
round you'd tell ns a story about the
war In which yon took part. Come;
we're all ready."
"Very well, my dear; I suppose 111
have to keep my promise."
A girl of seven perched herself on
the broad arm of a piazza chair; Tom
my climbed up on one knee. Billy on
the other, and all waited eagerly for
the story, which I began as follows:
"When I was a soldier boy in the
Federal army I was nineteen years
old at the time I'm going to tell yon
about we were fighting In Virginia.
One day the general we'll call him
"General Bumblebee?" asked Billy.
'"Yes, General Bumblebee, if you
like. He was a real general, but what
I'm going to tell you happened so long
ago that I've forgotten some of the
names. So I'll make 'em up as I go
along. Well, General Bumblebee sent
for a friend of mine, a very particular
friend, and he looked like me too."
"What was his name?"1 asked Tom
my. "His name? Why, bis same was
"That's a funny name. Call em all
by those made np names."
"Johnny Spy went to General Bum
blebee's headquarters, and the general
said to him:
" 'Corporal Johnny was a corporal
your captain recommends you as a
good man to go down Into the enemy's
lines to secure Information. Now, the
southern general what shall we call
"You give him his name, grandpa."
"Well call him General Gobble."
"Yes ; Turkey Gobble if you like. Gen
eral Bee told Johnny Spy to go down
dressed np like somebody else so tbat
the Confederates wouldn't know him,
look about, find out what they were
going to do and come back andtell the
"The next day a farmer's boy with
a faded straw bat on bis head and
rough clothes and driving a cow got
mixed np with the Confederate pick
ets." "I know who that was," said the
girl, Alice. "That was Johnny Spy."
"You're right Johnny told them
that his heme was baek of their lines,
and they let him go through. Bat aft
er be got in the rear of the picket line
somehow Johnny and his cow got sep
arated and were not seen together any
"There were a great many peddlers
following the armies on both sides
jrho carried baskets full of cheap
watches and Jewelry tbat they sold to
the soldiers at high prices. The mora
ing after Johnny came Into the Confed
erate) camp one. of these peddlers was
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Associated Literary Press.
going about selling watches ana scarf -
"Was be Johnny?" asked Tom.
"Yes; he was Johnny."
"Where did he get hia watches and
"From another peddler. You see,
the general had given him plenty of
money, and he bought a whole basket
f' Johnny persuaded a family to let
him stay with them awhile and soon
found out that they were Union peo
ple. For awhile be pretended to be
very bitter against the north, but there
was a young girl In the family that
Johnny took a shine to, and after
awhile he told her that he was a Un
ion soldier In disguise. You see, he
wanted her to help him get informa
tion." "What was her name?"
"Her name? Why, I reckon we'll
call her Eudoxia."
"That's the funniest name for a girl
I ever beard!" exclaimed Alice.
"It's the name of a Roman empress
who lived at Constantinople."
"Does she live there now?"
"Not very likely, since sbe reigned
aome 1,500 years ago. The house this
Union family lived In was right In
among the Confederate camps, and
Johnny Spy and Eudoxia found out a
good many things for Johnny to tell
General Bumblebee when be got bock.
It was an awful risky thing to do, for
If they caught Johnny they would bang
him up by the neck till be was as dead
as the Empress Eudoxia."
"What's Eudoxla's short name?" ask
ed Alice. -Eudie?"
"Yes. Indeed. Eudie. I'll call ber
tbat after this. Eudie was very much
worried for fear the Confederates
would find out that .Johnny was a
Union soldier, and, sure enough, one
day Johnny found himself In trouble.
Yon see. be had been within the Con
federate lines before, and one of the
soldiers recognized him tbat is. the
soldier thought be did, but when be
had seen him Johnny was dressed as
a curate. So the man wasn't certain.
"Eudie beard about It and told John
ny. He made up his mind to" get out
of tbat region as quickly as possible,
and Eudie agreed to go part way with
him. for they hoped that the two
might pass for brother and sister when
they got where they Were not known.
Johnny wanted to go to his room for
some papers, but didn't dare. In a
wood tuey changed their outer gar
ments. Eudie cut off ber long hair that
reached nearly to her ankles and fixed
It up as a wig for Johnny. They bad
just finished Eudie In Johnny's trou
sers and Johnny in ber dress, with ber
bair coiled up on the top of bis bead
when they met some Confederate cav
alrymen coming from the opposite di
rection. The general of another part
of the Confederate army had received
a telegram from General Gobble to
head off a young farmer's boy and
girl and bold on to the- - boy. The
troopers took Eudie. whom they sup
posed to be the boy, and let Johnny
go where be liked.
"Eudie was confronted by the man
who bad recognized Johnny. Of course
be said she wasn't the one be meant,
but, having on Johnny's clothes.' looked
auspicious. Besides, as toon as they
suspected Johnny was a spy they
searched the room In which he had
slept and found the papers he had left
there. They contained information
about the Confederate army.
"So Eudie was brought before a lot
of officers and tried. They didnt get
together to find ont whether sbe was
a spy or not. but .to hang her. accord
ing to army law, which. I fancy, ls
pretty poor law. but very effective
with guilty persons. They fixed It so
that they could hang her according to
orders, and. since they didn't like to
waste any time in carrying them out,
she was to be banged at 10 o'clock
the next day."
"Oh. my. grandpal" exclaimed Alice.
"Wasn't that awful?"
"It seems so. but it really wmt,
Eudie could get .off by telling them
sbe wasn't a boy at all. bnt she
wouldn't do It till the last moment,
because sbe wanted to give Johnny
all the time she possibly could to get
away. But she put off letting them
know she was a girl till sbe brought
upon herself all the danger of being
a spy. She let them put the rope
around her neck before she said a
word about It. Then they wouldn't
" Dont hang me. she said. Tm no
spy. I'm not even a boy. I'm a gtrL
"The hanging was under the direc
tion of the provost marshal, who said:
I know what you're after. You want
to gain a little time till we can In
"That won't do, major.' .Interposed
the officer of the day. who was pres
ent. 'I've been suspicious of this case
all along. I think we'd better send
ber down to the hospital tent, where
there are a couple of women nurses,
and find out about the matter.'
"The provost marshal gave In, and
they sent Eudie under guard to the
hospital tent When they learned
that she was really a girl they asked
her what she meant by masquerading
as a boy. but she wouldn't tell th?m.
fearing that Johnny hadn't got beyond
the Confederate lines and she might
compromise him. So they let Eudie
"Johnny ran away In the wood and
was awfully afraid that when the
Confederates found out they had
captured the wrong person and let
the right one go they would hunt all
over for him. He walked toward the
Federal lines for awhile, then, bearing
the sound of horses' hoofs, be crawled
into a hollow log. A company of
southern cavalry were going through
the wood, and some of them Jumped
their horses over the very log that
Johnny was hidden in. He was euro
they were locking for him, but at
that time It was not known that
Eudie was not Johnny, and his fears
caused him to be mistaken. How
ever, they were Just as dangerous to
him as if they bad been looking for
him, because if they bad found a girl
loitering in the wood they might have
"Johnny didn't dare crawl out of the
log till it was dark. Then he looked
up at the north star and walked to
ward It till he saw lights and knew
that they marked the Federal camps.
He must have gone through the Con
federate pickets without knowing It,
for suddenly he heard a click and a
voice, 'Who comes there? He an
swered: 'Friend. Don't shoot Take
me to General Bee.'
"The picket called a corporal, and
Johnny was taken to the general's
tent. The general was asleep, but
Johnny's Information was so Impor
tant that an aid-decamp waked him
hp. and Johnny told him what be had
learned. And that's the end of the
"What became of Johnny, grandpa ?"
asked little Billy.
"And what became of Eudie?" asked
"After the war Johnny went down
Into Virginia and found Eudie, and
they were married."
"Where did they go to live?"
"They came up here to Johnny's
"Are they alive now?"
"Are they any children's grandpa
"Yea." . ,
"Oh. my goodness!" cried Alice.
"You don't mean that grandma ls Eu
"And you are Johnny Spy?" asked
Tommy with eyes wide open.
"Well. I declarer exclaimed alL
"Did all that really happen. gmDd-
pa," asked Tommy, "or did you make
"It really happened. The civil war
was so full of such adventures that If
they were ell written out a million
books wouldn't contain them all.
Many of our officers and men could
tell such stories or could have told
them," I added, "for our racks are as
thin as after the Wilderness and soon
will cease to be entirely."
May 5 in American
1812 The British captured Oswego,
1864 A day of battles. The Army o
the Potomac opened the attack at
the Wilderness: severe contests
elsewhere throughout the southern
1904 The canal xone formally ceded
to the United States.
THE NOI'.THWF.STKK. Ml.
TUAI, LIKE INSl KAME CO.
E. J. STACKHOUSE,
Phone W 9W. 502 Safety Bl.-lg.
Humor and "
rpHB man who ls not on good terms
with his mother-in-law is not liv
ing np to his opportunities,
etltcb In the side Is more distress
ing than a stlch In time.
Grve a reckless man rope enough and
be win pawn It for a drink.
Every man must put on the boxing
gloves with fate, whether he likes a
scrap or not
Good digestion la the main in gradient
of a satisfactory dinner, but It must
Some men are so cross grained ln
their disposition that st Is all they can
do to keep on good terms with them
selves. Ko man should buy a suft of? clothes
so loud that his other creditors can.
hear It -calling.
A good man Isn't a good Mar, which
ls the difference between a good- man
and a good fisherman.
8ttrng tWmeetf a Bad Example
An actor was bragging about hH
summer home by the seaside.
"What did it cost you?" asked a
"Around $50,000," said tbe actoi
"I wouldn't be so reckless as that U
I were you, even with stage money.
Mad a Difference.
Cncle Henry Altman had a two-year
old colt of which he was very proud
Many were the disputes he bad fwltl
bis neighbors over the weight of th
animal, and be considered tbat It wai
Jealousy that caused many of then
who were regarded as experts to pul
the weight at a figure a few huDdre4
pounds below the weight on which h
had set bis heart
One day be sent him to town wit!
the boys to have him weighed. A fe
days later a neighbor came along an4
aid to him:
"Well, Uncle Henry, did the coll
weigh as much "as you exptjcted?"
"He might have been a trifle shy."
said the old man, "but I can explali
tbat. It was all on account of a mis
take by the boys. I told them to bav
him weighed on a scale they welgl
coal on to noil, and they had hid
weighed on the scales of a fellow wh
"lie married a woman who likes U
"That ls lucky for hitn and pleasant
"Oh. I don't know."
"She believes In self sacrifice and t
inclined to deny herself the pleasure.''
"Suddenly," said the man with I
three days' growth of beard and ai
out of date necktie. "I found myseli
falling 400.000 feet Into the depths of I
"Dreaming, I suppose."
"No; Just getting from under a cos
ner in wheat"
A Busy Pest.
Thera's a lovely little microbe
Creeptna softly i:p my noi.
I can feel tha tincle. tlncle
Of Its cunning llitlo t'jes
It wi;i k-.p a-orninK. coming
To the music of Vim sneeze
Till the grip will stop ttii plumMng
Aril the doctor Kts his fees.
It's as busy ss a icotslp
And Inelstent as the man
Who ls selling life Insurance
On the pay tomorrow plan.
It has tak-n up its lodclng
In my pretty Itomsn fit.
And there Isn't any ix5 e'ns.
It's a scramble to the mat
It's a visit uninvited.
Iam very free to state.
No one ca!lvl It with Its family
For a pleasant social date.
It moved In without a warning
Or depositing; a cnt.
Formal matters duly scornfnr.
Such as payment of the rent.
Had I only had a weapon
And had seen It on the way
I had blown it to destruction
As It dropped around to star.
Now I'll have to grin and bear Bt
As ray nostrils It assails.
But I'd like In bits to tear it
And to lead It to the whales
Tour tongue Is coated.
Your breath is foul.
. Headaches come and go.
These symptoms show that yro
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