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THE ftOCK ISUAND ARGUS. TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1911.
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Tuesday, May 18, 1911.
Thieves la Brooklyn stole and
moved away a three-story building.
Are all the sky-scrapers nailed
If pious John Rockefeller could now
put the country on the ragged edge of
starvation he would feel that he had
gotten torn measure of revenge for
A motor car with eight wheels has
Been invented by a Columbus, Ohio,
man. With tires selling at $35 to JGO
each, the need is for fewer wheels
rather than more.
The change of Inauguration date
Is an active issue once more, and
the outlook for a reasonable consid
eration and a sensible disposition of
the subject Is bright.
Returning from Asian jungles, a
scientist announces that a man "with
a tactful wife in a wild country can
get along twice as well as a single
man." Also In a tame country.
Now we will begin to hear of inevita
ble oppression in the money market as
a result of the legal crushing of the oil
tyrant. But the people can stand it
for a while as long as they have been
given a glimpse of sunlight.
At Seattle Dr. Crlchton has ordered
the use of Puget sound sea water to
lay the dust and flush the streets.
"Salt water Is one of the best germi
cides in the world," Dr. Crichton says .
"Sea water contains several grains of
chloride of sodium to the gallon, and
within a few days the city's streets
win become white with sodium chlor
ide and the action of the sun's rays
on this will produce chloride gas, one
of the very best disinfectants known
Flag day. whose patriotic observance
is urged by the American Flag associa
tion, falls on Wednesday, June 14. The
association Is calling on the president
of the United States and on the gov
ernors of the states to proclaim the
day. Many governors have already or
dered the flag displayed on state build
ings, and mayors of cities will order
like decoration of city buildings and
will ask private citizens to display and
honor the flag In an especial manner
on that day.
On the lth day of June, 1777. con
greas enacted "That the flag of the 13
United States be. 13 stripes, alternate
red and white; that the union be 13
stars, white -in a blue field, represent
lug a new constellation." The number
of the strlpei having been increased
by the admission of new states, the
possibilities of the nation's future de
velopment dawned upon our fathers
the original restored by act of congress
on April 4, 1818. when it was enacted:
"That from and after the fourth day of
July next, the flag of the United States
be 13 horizontal stripes, alternate red
and white; that the union be 20 stars
white in a blue field, and that on the
admission of a new elate Into the
union, one star be added to the union
of the flag; and such addition take
effect on the fourth of July next suc
ceeding such admission."
The Passing of Diaz.
Whether the long reign of Diaz has
been a blessing or -a curse it is too
- soon to say. He is now an old man
and throughout his control he has
maintained order. Contrasted with
conditions which have existed in oth
er South American republics. Mexi
co has been stable and progressive
Diax rose to power through revolution
but after he had attained his goal he
brought about in 1884 the repeal of
the law which forbade the reelection
of a president and he has been presi
dent ever since.
He has shown great force and abil
Ity In his administration which is now
drawing to a close. Mexico has been
prosperous, but its prosperity has
been confined to a ruling class, nu
merically small, while the great mass
of the population has lived in abject
poverty and In mental degradation.
Such a result is not the aim of a republic-
The rebellion is being fought
for the purpose of compelling an ex
tension of the suffrage, so that the
people may have control of their own
government, and to bring about a re
distribution of the soil so that they
may have means of earning their live
The justice of these reforms wa i
admitted by President Diaz several
weeks ago, when he 'announced that
they would be conceded by his gov
ernment and as an earnest of his sin
cerity changed his cabinet. But the
revolutionists refused to be satisfied
until he himself had' promised to re
tire, for in him they recognized the
keystone of the old order which they
are anxious to overturn.
- In their endeavor to set up a freer
nod more representative government,
Jie Mexicans ti-e entitled to the sym-
pathy and support of this country.
Their awakening forms a part of the
worldwide movement in the direction
of more-popular control which has de
throned the rulers of Turkey. Persia
and Portugal and has even shaken the
throne' of the czar. The Mexicans, In
their turn, are about to undertake the
responsibility of a true republic
Women and Railroads.
To travel the greater part of a day
in a railroad coach, no mater how lux
uriously it may be furnished. Is a
strain on almost anybody. In the
course of a few hours, nervous and
muscular discomfort often reaches
such a stage that to many the journey
becomes a mild form of tortmre.
For the man there Is some relief.
He can go to the smoking compart
ment and there sprawl to his ease un
der the solace of tobacco and unre
strained talk. But what about his
wife? He has left her in one of the
seats he found too uncomfortable, to
bear up under the strain alone. What
would she not give for one hour in a
cozy apartment, exclusively for wom
en, where she could lounge and chat
and have a cup of tea?
And nflw, strange as it may seem,
some of the railway officials who have
apparently been devoting the greater
part of their time to devising means
for making travel more attractive to
men, are asking themselves this same
question. And, obviously, to ask it was
to answer it.
A western road has taken the initia
tive. Two new coaches, designed en
eirely for the use of women, are soon
to be put in operation between Chi
cago and St. Paul. They contain easy
chairs, couches, "cozy corners," books,
magazines and even a buffet, with an
electric grill, where the woman pas
senger, ff she wishes, can prepare spe
cial dishes for herself and her friends.
The only strange thing about this
innovation Is that it has not been
thought of before. That it will "make
a hit" with the women goes without
saying. Prophetic vision is not re
quired to forsee the day when no first
class passenger train will be without
a woman's car, or at least an adequate
ly equipped woman's compartment
Two Important Rulings.
Two of the most important rulings
In the history of the United Statea
supreme court were handed down yes
terday, as related in the Associated
Press dispatches in last evening's Ar
One vindicated the officers of ' tha
American Federation of Labor, who
had been sentenced to prison by the
lower federal courts in connection
with the long waged battle between
organized labor and the Buck Stove
company. Without going into the vir
tues of the conflict It is gratifying to
know that the great leaders of labor's
cause will not be imprisoned for doing
their duty according to the dictates of
their consciences. It has been a long.
hard fight and the principle of free
dom of action has been sustained by
the greatest legal tribunal in tbV
world. That is sufficient.
The other ruling crushed the giant
octopus, the criminal Standard Oil
company, which is given six months'
grace in which to dissolve. Unque"
tionably this is the most oppressive
corporation that has ever b'een form
ed. All that is cruel and tyranical in
the meaning of the trust is embodied
in that one institution. It has merci
lessly crushed the consumer and
spread poverty while it fattened cn
the life blood of the people. It is
well that its operations are to cease
through the instrumentality of tb".
The confidence of the people in the
courts has been stimulated and
strengthened by the two great deci
6 ions of yesterday.
democrats do in six
weeks; what republi
cans DIDN'T IN 14 YEARS
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viding for the investigation of the
steel trust, the sugar trust and the
other big industrial combines were in
troduced in every session of congress
whilt the republicans were in power.
These resolutions, one and all, were
referred to committees that had been
especially packed by Speaker Cannon
with men friendly to special interests,
with the result that all such resolu
tions died In committee.
Now it is different. For the first
time since the trust question has been
acute, the house of representatives has
an anti-trust majority.
The result Is that the big committees
are manned by men who are free to
go ahead and Investigate, and if the
evidence warrants, to take the proper
steps toward bringing about the pros
ecution of illegal combinations in exis
tence In restraint of trade.
For the first time in a good many
years the capitol of the United States
will soon be the scene of honest inves
tigations of the industrial trusts of the
Heretofore it has been Impossible
for the government to control the
trusts because the trusts controlled
the government. Now it is to be de
termined Whether the government of
the people or special privilege shall
occupy the saddle.
WHAT FREE LIST BILL. IS.
Upon close investigation, the "far
mers' free list" bill becomes a mighty
Interesting measure. It untaxes many
articles the farmers use, but it means
about as much to all other consumers.
It puts 100 articles of common use on
the free list and it is estimated that
it will save the public some $300,000,
000. The measure wont hit the rev
enues hard, either. The tariff is nearly
prohibitive on the lOUT articles con
cerned, so that the custom gets only
11,500,000 from this source. !
Dismayed at the reverses sustained!
in the ast election, discouraged over
the outlook for the future, and realis
ing that they can take no stand against
the progressive democratic legislation
that willie backed up by popular sen
timent, the republican minority in the
bouse of representatives presents a
Minority Leader Mann seems to be
following no set policy, except one of
general obstruction to anything the
democrats may suggest.
Differing radically on the Issues, the
republicans are not even harmonious on
Mr. Mann's policy of obstruction. Pro
gressive republicans like William Kent
of California, declare they were not
elected to waste time in blocking legis
lation or in badgering any other party.
He was elected to serve the public in
terest, and he intends to do this. Sev
eral other progressives hold the same
view, which amakes Mr. Mann's post
tion all the more trying.
The majority of the republicans,
however, do nothing but grumble and
oppose, apparently incapable of under-:
standing that the public cannot be de
ceived by unintelligent partisan action,
which has no higher purpose than that
ofpublic deception in the. interest of
a political organization already In pub
Most of the republican members of
the house of representatives who voted
against reciprocity sought to defend
their votes by declaring the measurt
was against the best interests of the
farmers, and that as they prided them
selves upon being friends of the far
mers at every turn in the road, they
could not bring themselves to vote
for the reciprocity bill.
Then came the farmers free list
bill, which untaxed agricultural imple
ments and nearly everything the far
mer uses. Here was a golden oppor
tunity for the friends of the farmers!
But, lo and behold, when it came
time to vote, 109 republicans who bad
been so loud in proclaiming their af
fection for the farmers, voted against
the farmers' free list bill.
SIGNS OP THE TIMES.
A remarkable vote for the United
States senate was recorded when the
resolution to bring about the direct
election of senators was made the un
finished business and thereby given
precedence over all other measures.
Sixty-five senators voted on the side
of the general proposition to five
against. Every democrat and every
progressive republican present voted
in the affirmative. This does not mean
that the fight over direct elections has
been won outright. But it does mean
that the great majority of the tory sen
ators have learned that they cannot
persistently resist public sentiment
and hope to retain their seats. No one
believes that the great majority of tory
senators who voted with the progres
sives wanted to vote as they did. They
were prompted solely by a realization
that the public demands a change in
the method of electing senators, and
that further defiance of the public
would hasten effective public resent
NO VOTE INVESTIGATION
Cannon Worker Appointed Foreman
of Danville Grattd Jury.
Danville, 111., May 16. All chance
of a resumption of the vote buying
probe in Danville disappeared yes
terday when Judge Thompson ap
pointed Thomas Moses, a Cannon
manager at Westville, foreman of
fer to the matter in his instructions.
Isaac Woodvard. foreman nf tlio .Tan.
uary jury, expected to be appointed.
In his instructions Judge Thorn p-
son warned the Jurors that there j
nhist not be a repetition of the leaks '
and "peddling of grand Jury see-1
rets," which caused Danville to re
ceive so much "unnecessary and un
pleasant notoriety" during the Jan
uary sitting, and advised the inquis
itors that they would do .well to re
tain the state's attorney as their le
gal adviser. He threatened to punish
the. grand Jurors who revealed sec
rets of that body.
MAYORESS BARS COUNCIL
Mrs. Wilson of Hunnewell Tears
Down Notices and Ixn-ks Hall.
Hunnewell, Kan., May 16. Late
yesterday Mrs. Ella Wilson, mayor
of Hunnewell, took down the notice
which had been posted calling for a
council meeting to be held last night.
She says her attorney has advised
her there might be a question of le
gality raised on any appointments
made at a special meeting and that
there would be no meeting of the
council until the regular date, the
first Monday in June. The council
chamber was barred and locked.
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113 ALU..UI3 UIZE PHOSPHATE
pOuipf (Dan ,
"There is nothing better than that a man shoal d
rejoice in bia own works." Eccleslastes ni, 22.
"Who is he that win success?
la he one of thoee who preas
On and on from day to day. v
Keepina toil's appointed wart
. Starting, stopping at the note
From the whistle's iron throat.
Barterinc his thought and time
That another man may climb?
"Is it he who may but feel
Aa a cog in some great wheel "
That goes turning, tuning on
Heeding not the onea who coma
Or the ones worn out and foot
He whose heart and bands are numb
With the worker's wes-ineee.
For another man's success?"
Who. then, are the men who fail? V
Are they he who drives a nail f
So that the restating oak
Knows the certain masterstroke
Or the man who guides the plow
Knowing every why and howi
Or the man whose one thought it
That the work he doea Is his?
- He who makes his work his own
Stands out from the ruck, alonet
Though he dig a ditch, or plan s
Streeta and structures of a town.
Pale In schools, or gather tan
Where the sun-scorched mountains frown .
Though he has no dream of fame,
On ch task he aets his name. m
The Argus Daily Short Story
A Courtship By Emma Thurston.
Copyrighted, 1911, by Associated Literary Press.
an my girtnooa mere were very few
fields open to women, and we were
not ambkious to occupy those we my old flames. I had but one Ed
were at liberty to enter. A woman I ward Tucker and he didn't count, be-
would at that time rather -rely on a
man for her living than on her own
exertions. I am one of those who be
lieve that women are fitted for the
bom. and are not-fitted for making
their own living. When Wilbur Ernet
came tuning me i persuaueu myseu
bat I loved him. possibly because it
was to my interest to Jove mm. tie
was a strong character. At any rate,
he had a stronsr will, and I suppose
the former cannot exist without the
It seemed to me that he was just
the kind of husband for a weak wo
man like myself. I would be content
to let him breast the battle of the
world for us both, and that was just
I BZFKATED THX WOBD "oa
what he liked. I could Bee by the way
he talked that he had very little re
spect for women's opinions In busi
ness matters, and be would not be
likely to consult me about his affairs.
But I realized that 1 could not help
him la this respect, and I had no de
sire to do so. My department would
be the home, where I would bare all
It would seem from what I have
said that Wilbur and I would be espe
cially fitted for each other. But to
make assurance doubly sure there is
always between couples the engage
ment period. Yet, I am free to say,
sometimes, like the month of March
reversed, it comes In like a lamb and
goes out like a lion. I refer to cases
where couples quarrel and break with
acXther before marriage -
Cogs are cogs, and wheels are wheels.
But the finished work reveal
If the coi its dutv found
Or. unhelplnc. went s round.
If the work be fair and fine.
Then he may say: "This is mine"
Furrowed field or finished ptan
Who. then, is "the other man?"
tiv W. a. fJun
-vrnhnr said that, of course, after a
! betrothal with him I must drop any of
cause 1 considered him too much like
myself. At any rate, he was very lazy.
I thought my fiance might have left it
to me to drop my old flames without
requiring me to do so. However, in
Wilber 1 had what I thought I should
bave a man to manage me and I in
tended to tell Edward the next time
he came to see me that he needn't call
But somehow I couldn't. It was I
who should have liked to mate with
Edward if he hadn't been so easy go
ing. He hadn't been making love to
me at least not for some time and it
would seem out of place for me to dis
miss a man who was not a suitor. Be
sides, we had long been friends. So
when he called again I utterly failed
to say anything about his keeping
away from me.
I made a clean breast of the matter
to Wilbur and saw the corners of his
mouth come down and bis chin stick
out like the map of Spain. It was
evident that here was a case for his
strong will to bolster up my weak one.
He made a remark with just a little
bit of an edge on it, but I was sur
prised that instead of being strength
ened I was nettled. - He admitted that
the matter required of me was embar
rassing, but essential. Doubtless I
would screw my courage up to tho
sticking point in time. I didn't say
anything in reply, but doubted that I
could screw up my courage.
There was Just a little March freeze
about this, but thus far there bad been
so much April softness that I dldnt
think the season could go backward
and our courtship go out with a blast.
About this time June came on, the
month of roses and marriages, though
Wilbur and I were not to be married
till the following autumn. lie bad
agreed to spend a couple of weeks his
vacation with me during the summer
either In the mountains or at the sea
shore or any place I might select.
This pleased me very much, and I told
him I would think over the places at
which I should like to spend this hap
py period and let him know before It
should be time to go. But unfortunate
ly among my other weaknesses la In
decision, and for my llfsj I couldn't
make up my mind whether I preferred
the mountains or the seashore. I knew
a place in the former that was per
fectly lovely, but the hotel was bad.
Then I knew a place at the seashore
where the hotel at which I should wish
to stop was excellent, but a woman
went there every summer whom I de
tested, and I couldn't bear the idea of
being shut up with her nnder the same
The 1st of July came round, and I
had decided nothing. Wilbur asked
me one day what I had done, and I
said I had been unable' to settle On
anything. I as.ed him to decide the
matter, ...... ... j
"1 know nothing about rammer ho
tels." he' replied. "I've never had oc
casion to nse one of them. You must
settle on the place.
He had arranged for his outing for
two weeks from the 15th of July. Just
before the time to go he was very busy
getting ready to be absent from busi
ness, and I didn't see bim for a week.
Then he came around on the evening
of the 14th of July and asked where
we were going. I told him I didn't
There was a fine March wind be
tween us. I told him that I had en
gaged myself to a strong character
that I might have some one to rely on
in such matters, and he asked me what
matters I intended to take under my
own care. This made me very angry.
I told him that I could make up my
mind quick enough if I wished to, and
I settled on the place in a twinkling.
nesked me to name It, and I told
him I would drop him a line. The
next morning at 6 I took a train for
the mountains. A few days after I
reached my destination I wrote him
where I was and that I should be bappy
to see him. He wrote that he had de
cided to give up his vacation since he
was very busy and really should not
take the time.
This came pretty near making a per
manent break between us. I was
miffed at having been called upon to
take the initiative. But our betrothal
survived it, and when ' I returned to
the city all was made up between us.
It looked as if we should have April
weather after this, but one evening an
other wind came up a good deal fresh
er than anything we had yet experi
enced and ended in a tornado. A cer
tain performance at the theater was
to be given that I wished very much
to see. I bought two seats and tele
phoned Wilbur that I wished him to
go with me to the play. He replied
that be had a business engagement for
the evening and couldn't go. I asked
him what I should do, and be replied
through the telephone, mind you, so
that the whole world could hear that
he was too busy to advise me and that
if I intended to rely on him through
life for little thing3 like that be would
carry a load.
That provoked me. Before I had
time to get over my huff I had tele
phoned to Ed Tucker aud asked him to
be my attendant He said be should
be delighted. I had no sooner receiv
ed his answer than I was called up by
Wilbur to say that he had succeeded
In putting off his business engagement
and would be with me for the theater.
How could I be expected to know
what to say to him at once and over
a telephone? I didn't say anything
but "Well" or "All right" or some
thing like that-and he, being In a hur
ry, shut me off.
I couldn't make up my mind what
to do In the matter, being rather weak
about such things, and half an hour
before it was time to go to the play Ed
drove up In a carriage and, carrying a
bouquet of beautul flowers, ran up
the steps. I met him at the door and
took him into the drawing room. 1
was about to explain the position to
him when along came Wilbur. When
he saw Ed his face looked like a thun
dercloud, ne said nothing to Ed, but
he said a good deal to me. As soon
as he paused I tried to explain to him
that I was engaged to go to the the
ater with both of them. At that mo
ment he caught sight of the flowers
lying on the table. -
ne looked from them to Ed, a fright
ful light shining in his eyes; then from
Ed to me. He was the maddest man
I ever, saw, and yet I was not at fault
at all. I hadu't even had a chance to
accept or decline the gift.
You should have heard his talk, ne
told me that he had feared I was a
very weak woman aud he bad found
me not even the consistency of mush.
I stood it as long as I could, getting
madder every minute. Suddenly I
pointed to the door and, with llainin;
eyes and cheeks, said:
ne subsided and started In to say
something pleasant, but I repeated the
word "Go!" and said it again and
again till my voice was like n trumpet
sounding a charge. I became so in
furiated that he feared I would throw
something at him and went out. say
ing he should call again when I bad
"By Jove!" cried Ed. "I've long
been looking for a woman to brace up
my easy going nature. I've found her
at test. Will you marry me?"
"Yes, I will."
And I did.
And so it was that my engagement
with Wilbur Ernst cams in like a
lamb and went out like a lion. My
husband, who has turned out to be a
man who will fight for his own way
in everything, says I am the most ob
stinate woman he ever knew. But
one thing, to my surprise, he admits
he declares that no woman can mak
up her mind quicker when she wishes
to than I, awl he only regrets that I
won't give nim time to come to his
own decisions before I spring mint
May 15 in American
1731 Colonel John Bnttrick. com
mander of the Americans at the
Concord fight. April ID. 1775. died;
1SV The famous Republican conven
tion met lu Chicago. The Demo
cratic convention bad already met
In Charleston and separated over
the slavery question. The Repub
lican aspirant- for the role of
standard bearer were Lincoln. Sew
ard and Chase. Lincoln was nomi
nated. 1SC8 r resident Johnson vetoed the
bill admitting Colorado to the
Union. The state was admitted In
What Is more tragic than to frrget
on "the morninB after" that convinc
ing excuse yoa gave the night before?
LIppifltotf fj. - .
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Humor and "
Sj1CAJ1 M. SMITH .
JJETWEEN keeping out of the poors
house and keeping out of the peniv
tentiary the modern grafter has a seri
Sometimes the powder la bo thick
that it quite obscures the woman be
Lota of women think more of their
position In society than they do of
their position In the kitchen.
It takes a whole lot of pressure to
make one's own words acceptable
If we all did only what we want to
do there would be curious doings in
A man may be a good liar without
being good at anything else.
The man whs doesn't know enough
to come in when, it rains is usually the
one who did know enough to annex
your new silk umbrella.
If yon have no strong sense of per
sonal dignity there are lots of things
for you to enjoy In this world.
Time flies swiftly, but he doesn't
eent to have any use for a parachute.
ne Is the wise man who keeps his
foolishness to himself. .
Her ways wara mild and nmjna
And Uttla did aha ken.
But aa aha ware a dimple
She had her war with men. -
A mile serene and sunny,
A soft, alluring- vole.
So It was easy money
For her to take her cholcew
Her head waa abort on sclent
And Ions on trashjr books. ,
She placed her sola reliance
On manners and on looks.
She didn't know the table
For weighing- coal and atone.
Kor was her Latin able
To navigate alone;
In cooking; and In baking
And making apple plea
Tou didn't And her taking
The sole and only prize;
But, oh, she was a winner.
With honors all unshared.
In handing out a dinner
Her mother had prepared I
It was not for her learning
Or for her common sense
That gentlemen were yearning
For leave to take her hence.
Her dimple, amall but busy.
That never would behave.
Made each admirer dizzy
And chained htm as a alava,
"Is be conservative?"
"So far as be and bls'purse are con
"Is that all?
"No. He Is plenty radical when 11
comes to dealing with bis neighbors'
"Did you hear Jack Johnson men
tioned as a candidate for president?"
"Indeed! Oo what platform will he
"No plntform at all. Nothing lesi
than a half mile track will do him."
"They may be ini.ifnken at tiroes,"
houted the orator, "but In the lonj
run you can trust tlie people."
"1 urn sorry to tiay," remarked a
grocer in the auuieuce who knew,
"that the pople cannot re-lprocaU
with any degree of safety."
Strong on Conversation.
"Your, friend f et.ii.4 a wonder."
"Yetr; he talks as though be bad ac
complished great things."
"What has be done?
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