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THE ROCK ISEANJ5 ARGUS. FRIDAY. MAY 10, 1011.
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Friday, May 19, 1911.
Speaker Adkins ought to take some
j thing for that head trouble before it
i- Is too late.
Tbe expression "putting, the lid on
may refer to different things, such as
donning the first straw hat.
A flower, when offered In the bud, is
i. no Tain sacrifice," says Dr. Watts, but
how about the bud that is offered in
j- the flower, Dr. Watts? .
V- In other words Teddy does nol
want any international peace ar-
rangement binding Uncle Sam from
getting into a fight If he thinks there
.:, is provocation. 4
Colonel Roosevelt rises to remark
that the American people will not
stand for President Tart's Internation
al arbitration peace proposal. Let' a
see, who is Colonel Roosevelt?
J The Illinois state senate has declar
er ed lhat Lorirner was elected United
J. Stages senator by corrupt methods.
P But what does the United States seu-
ate think of it about this time.
j- Speaker Adkins has brought his
- first reign to a climax by defying the
'; president of the United States and
i" the governor of the state of Illinois
and enforcing his defiance with the
There was introduced in the last
session of the Maine legislature a bill
supported by a petition signed by 600
Catholics,, which sought to place the
management of the property of the
church in the state in the hands of a
board of directors, and providing to
tttla ATI." frtr f i o rl 1 1 nn ft Ka frr-
" " - " "
poratlon seal of the Portland diocese,
by which control of all church proper
ty is Tested fn the bishop. The bill
was adversely reported upon- by the
legislative committee to which it was
referred and was overwhelmingly de
feated in the house. Now Bishop
Walsh, of the diocese of Portland, has
retaliated against six Catholic- mem
bers of the house who voted for the
bill, by Interdicting them.
American Consul Boney at San
Luis PotosI, writes in the consular re
ports that single owners of Mexican
land control In some cases more than
half a million acres, on which are lo
cated towns, mines, and rivers, "pre
senting a condition somewhat feudal
in aspects." Inheritance has not oper
ated along the theory of "three gener
ations from shirt sleeves to shiri
sleeves," becau be the heirs buy the
shares of one another or hold the land
in common. The large tracts, he says,
do not monopolize public resources, as
The government ha3 reserved a euip
10 meters wide on each side of all
navigable rivers and a strip fire
meters wide'on rach side of notable
streams, and the ownership of land
does not carry wiih it even a prior
right to mines of preclons metal3
which may lie underneath. This would
be an improvement over the United
States law if it meant that the people
got the returns from the natural re
source, but this is not the case, these
roing to the favorites of the govern
ment. A Matter of Course-
The wealth of the Standard Oil
company and its stockholders and di
. rectors is perhaps the greatest sing'e
holding in private hands in all the
The wealth of Croseus nor the
dreams of Midas ever approximated
thliJ vast horde.
And j-ft the Standard Oil company
is declared to be an Illegal combina
tion and its dissolution is ordered.
, And the only thing that saves iu
officers from terms of imprisonment
is thr.t the same statute of limitations
.. which may protect a poor man pro
No one even thought of imputing to
the supreme court of the United
States subservif-ucy to wealth. The
jhcusht that one or another or a
...majority of the justices would be or
: could bf influenced by money to enter
corrupt judgment, never entered &
It is a great tribute to demccracy
when these things may be set down in
k truth of its supreme Judicial tribunal.
r Malice Overreaches Itself.
; The decision of the supreme court
of the United States freeing Gompers,
j Mitchell and Morrison on the charge
5f contempt of courts is constructive'
i rebuke of the judge who permitted
his malice to overreach him in hi
,teal to send these labor leaders Jo
Jail. Their, offense., says the cqur;.
was civil and as such punishable b
line. Only: if it had" been criminal
'could It have b;en punished by 1m-
J:risonmeEt. "And it wasn't criminal.
The supreme court otherwise give
no aid or comfort to unions. The Il
legality of the boycott Is affirmed, aed
the -party threatened by it has the
risht tq go to a court of equity for
protection against it. Moreover, the
right of a court of equity to enjoin all
acts done tn carrying out such a boy
cott is affirmed, and it is declared that
the constitutional rights of free speech
and free press afford no protection to
Violation of an Injunction restrain
ing a boycott is punishable by a fine
by way of indemnity to the party in
jured, commensurate with the pecun
iary damage Inflicted. The party vio
lating the Injunction is exposed to
proceedings for criminal contempt,
punishable by imprisonment.
Adkins vs. Deneen.
Springfield Register: , Speaker Ad
kins of the Illinois house has bright
ened tbe prospects of democratic vic
tory in Illinois in the next state cam
paign. His vitriolic attack upon Gov
ernor Deneen adds to the chaos tn the
In his eagerness to advertise him
self as a candidate for governor with
the waterway as a splashing issue, the
speaker has been carried beyond all
reasonable limitations by his charac
teristic and impolitic" enthusiasm. He
entertains fixed convictions, no doubt.
upon the waterway. His opposition to
that legislation is well known. He has
a right to his views stad a right to
boldly declare those views before the
house or wherever he chooses, but by
use of his authority as speaker in open
defiance of the house itself on tbisor
! any other legislation, he goes farther
as a legislative dictator than he or any
j one else ever imagined Governor De
neen has attempted to go.
This waterway legislation should be
considered at this session, not only to
remove the excuse for calling a special
session, but because all legislation
should be placed before the house for
consideration upon its merits. v
Long has the custom prevailed in
the Illinois legislature of throttling leg
islation in committee. That is an evil
which it was hoped would be elimina
ted at this session, and forward strides
have been made, but the speaker's
present position is parallel with the old
kill-it-in-cominittee practice. It is tan
tamount to a denial of constitutional
rights to a majority of the house mem
bers, and. therefore, to a denial of con
stitutional right to the people whose
representatives the bouse members
Speaker Adkins has supplied more
good democratic campaign ammuni
tion. As to the proposed special session,
if one is called, the governor will make
a great popular move if he includes the
initiative and referendum. That would
make a special session worth while,
It is rather amusing to read some of
the editorials in republican newspa
pers upon the decision of the United
States supreme court in the case of
tbe Standard Oil company of New Jer
sey. How sanctimonious the republi-
can editors have become all of a sud-j
den. They even go so far as to com-
mend the supreme court for finding the
oil trust Is an octopus, that It has been
operating in restraint of trade, and that !
because of the very evil character of
the giant corporation it must be dis
solved. A few years ago the simple word !
"trusts" formed a paramount issue in i
national campaigns. You all remem-1
ber how Bryan especially emphasized
the importance of dealing with these j
monopoli-s as their organization in re- j ed were rep5aeed th n klDd of Ig.
straint of trade demanded that they I tle whlch perfectly, protecting
should be dealt with, ,and as the law the cord.
itself directed. j For days after the operation Duryea
But then the republican press de-1 felt nothing, tut finally nervous sen
ilared that there were no such thing! sations began to return and increased
as trusts. They defended the Standard i in force. His Lrecthing improved and
Oil and similar giant corporations i his digestion became stronger. Then
which were piling up billions of dollars ' he began to take solid food, and after
through a system of monopoly. They j a time he was placed in a reclining
advocated a high tariff under the so-! chair and wheeled about the hospital,
called protective propaganda, and this i The angle at which he lay was grad
very tariff was made a fattening feed-' tially Increased until within a few
lng trough for the hogs of finance j mEtha he was able to sit upright
which were building up these colossal' Accor(llng to the pbysicians who ex
monopolies, -j amined him later full muscular power
Of course the nation anrroves the r
conclusions reached by the United
States supreme court in this one great
case. It Is no surprise, however, that
this S'ar.dard Oil octopus has been
found to have operated in restraint of
trade. No one knows that better than
the consumer. That such a system of J
operation was in violation of law was
also quite generally understood. And
while the court's decision is enlighten- j
ing along this line, it may also be a re-i The population includes 20,000 Japa
minder to the republican newspapers i nese, whose administration of the
that what they said editorially in their i town Is rapidly increbsing Its prosper-
attacks upon those democrats who
have been making trusts an issue was
inspired more by political prejudice
than by truth.
The crime of the age is monopoly.
Men. women and little children are its
LIVED TWELVE YEARS
WITH A BROKEN NECK.
Waiter Ouryea a Marvel of Surgical
Science Part of Spins Cut Out.
After living twelve years witlT a
broken neck Walter Duryea, son of
the late Cdgar E. Duryea, the starch
manufacturer, is dead. His case was f
one of the marvels of science. An
operation was performed on his spinal
cord. Parta of the fifth and sixth
vertebrae of tbe neck, which had been
wrenched out of piace, were cut away,
and although the patient was said to
be beyond recovery and was given up
be regained almost complete bodily
Mr. Duryea wa forty-focr years
old. . Ee broke bis neck on Aug. 7,
1SD9, whiie swimming at Oyster Bay.
He vras an athlete and a member of
the Seventh regiment of New York.
ITe was swimming with" James Durasd
of Glen Cove. N. Y.. and the accident
wsls caused by his slipping from the
First Pictures of
The story of the capture of Juarez by the revolutionists, how the federal troops fought valiantly for an entire
night and a part of the following day to hold the city, but were finally defeated, has been fully told in the news dis
patches. Above are shown the first pictures of the fighting which led up to the fall of the city. Sharpshooters are
seen firing upon the operators of the deadly machine guns and also a band of lnsuixectos in a captured federal
steps which led to tne water at tne
old Oyster Bay casino. lie struck the
sandy bottom of the bay with his
shoulder, and his neck was twisted.
His companion dragged him out, and
he was carried to a hotel and later to
his home at Glen Cove. From there
he was removed to Roosevelt hospital.
All sensations of the body were cut
off, and he could feel nothing below
the neck, yet he was in full possession
of his senses.
A month later Dr.
Abbe of the hospital staff, assisted by
Dra. Robert F. Weir and Arthur L.
Fisk, surgeons, and Drs. Pierce Eailey
and Edward D. Fisher, neurologists,
Performed the operation. Duryea was
too weaic 10 taae erner, so ne went
under the knife knowing that the
slightest move or mistake meant death.
The operation took nearly an hour.
The back portions of tbe two verte
brae were removed, laying the sheath
of the cord bare and relieving the
pressuro. Tbea the
closeL The partjl of
IWC orea. e patient was
able to move around with ease.
Korea's Principal Ports.
Fusan and Jiusen are the two prin
cipal ports of Korea. Fusan is one of
tbe best ports in the far east, only
thirty miles from the northern ex-
tremity of Tsushima island, Japan,
The town has cue streets and is
densely populated. All over tbe town
commercial activity is in evidence
ity. Jinsen, open to trade since 1SS2,
was then only a small fishing village.
It Is also prosperous, with a popula
tion of 5,500, one-tbird Japanese.
may be imitated, but its
flavor, purity and quality
are beyond imitation.
Try it today I
Hie appearance of
the Scene of the Fighting
Ended In the Fall of the City of Juarez
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The Argus Daily Short Story
Her Mission By Manuel Gorda.
Copyrighted. 1911, by Associated Literary Press.
I was born in Madrid of eminent
though not noble parents. When I was
sixteen I formed the acquaintance of
!Alonzo Gonzales, an Anarchist.
I entered the university a year be
fore Gonzales left it, and it was dur
ing this year that I was converted to
the theories of the anarchists. There
were others of our set that were cap
tured by Gonzales, among them a girl,
Dolores Sierra, who had been a play
mate of mine. But Gonzales, so far as
he was able, kept bis converts apart,
maintaining great secrecy in nil his
proselyting work. T conceived a great
reverence tor him, which later was
turned to horror. When I was nine
teen he persuaded me to join one of
the anarchist circles of Madrid. I had
been Initiated only a few months when
the society decided to put out of the
way a statesman high In power, who
was considered an obstacle to anarch
istic principles. One night when I
went to a meeting of the circle it was
announced that lots were to be drawn
with a view to determining some mem
ber who should assassinate the person
' Cp to this moment I bad been fasci
nated by the romance I conceived to
pervade these efforts to equalize the
social strata. When I put my hand
in a hat to draw a bit of paper that
might compel me to kill a man and
probably be executed myself as a
felon, the Illusion vanished like a mi
rage, or, rather, it was changed into
repulsion, and when the paper I drew
was opered and I saw by a skull and
crossbones on it that I bad drawn the
order to commit murder I was frozen
I did now what I should nave done
in the beginning I made a confidant
of my father. He saw at once the
terrible position In which I was placed,
but, instead of making It worse for me
by reproach, kept bis bead and consid
ered what it would be best for me to
do. The result of his deliberations
was that I should pass oat of exist
encethat is, that I should disap-
; pear from ther world as myself and re
appear as far away as possible from
; the place of my exit as some one else.
A few days later, with what ready
money I needed and certificates of de-
: posit In the Bank of France, payable
to me as Ebenezer Swift, disguised as
an old man, I left the city. My object
in taking aa Knflish name was that
I proposed to settle eventually in
America, and X intended to give out
that I had beea born ef an American
father and a 8 Danish mother.
It was a year later that I turned tip
l at New York as nature made me, ex
cept that my beard bad grown. Pre
: tending that my eyes were sensitive
j to the light, I continually wore dark
' glasses. It was not absolutely neces-
sary that I should earn a Irving, for
j once a year toy father remitted suf&-
dent funds to carry me for twelve
! months. "We knew that my family
; would be watched, that my location
j might be discovered; hence there was
i to be no communication oftener that
i that Interval.
One day, so I learned long after
ward, Dolores Sierra went to "my
mother and bold her that for my
safety she most know where I was,
Btattnj: thtt thev circle to which I had
a Hi- ?
belonged had condemned me to death,
that they knew where I was and
that I must be warned at once. With
out thinking what she was doing my
mother told her where I would be
found in New York. My father was
absent at the time and when he re
turned my mother, having learned that
she had been indiscreet in giving my
whereabouts, did not dare tell him
wha. she had done. She trusted Do
lores implicitly and preferred to rely
on her to protect me rather than reveal
her action to my father. The conse
quence was that I was not advised of
; Living with a sword suspended over
one's head is by no means pleasant.
In my case it brought on a nervous
breakdown. Tbe summer was on, and
I was advised to go up to the Cats
kill mountains. I therefore went to
one of the hotels on the summit, hop
ing to recover my lost nervou3 vigor.
I had not been there a week before I
met with a great surprise. Walking
out one afternoon, I met a girl coming
toward me, and when we met who
should it be but Dolores Sierra,
i Cut off as I bad been for more than
a year from every one I bad known
before, her appearance gave me a
thrill. I sprang toward her with a
cry of Joy. Instead of meeting mo in
the same spirit she stood as if para
lyzed, all the color leaving her face.
' "Dolores'." I exclaimed. "What
brings you here?"
: "I am so surprised," she stammered,
"at meeting yon that I" She could
get no further.
: "But, Dolores, how strange that I
should meet you of all others, and the
very one I would rather meet"
She put ber hand to ber breast. Fler
breath was coming quick. For a uo
ment I thought she would falh I
sprang forward to catch her, but she
i waved me back. I waited till she had
somewhat recovered, when Ehe said to
; "My meeting yon unexpectedly after
our sndden disappearance has star
tled me. It was reported that you bad
been made away with by the anarch
"But what has that to do with your
com leg to America ?"
"To meet one in the flesh whom you
have supposed to be dead you must
admit Is liable to cause a shock," she
replied without noticing my question.
"Come; let ns walk together."
By slow degrees she brought out that
she had come to America because there
are fields open to women in which they
may make their living. She had no
dowry, and in Spain a dowry was nec
essary to marriage; therefore she pre
ferred to be occupied among those of
her own sex who were used to work
and where there was work to do.
"There la no work to da up in these
mountains." I said.
The question took her unawares.
That her presence in America was not
explained by anything she bad told me
I did not doubt. Bat whst was her
object la coming? As we walked on
I probed the matter, wondering all the
while at the strange occurrence. Then
suddenly a theory suggested itself to
me. Might she not have come to pr
tcct me? And would she tave coma
all the way across an ocean on my ac
count except for one reason that sh
But such a suspicion I was not In
clined to make known to Dolores.
Nevertheless it caught my fancy and
brought a wild joy to my heart. Set
apart from those with whom I had
been reared, dead to every livlns; be
ing I known, the bare suspicion
that this r'rl loved me and loved me
so well that 6he had come ail the way
from my beloved Spain for me was
like a new birth to me. With this girl
for a companion I would be willing to
lire on In my chanjred existence.
I said no more to her as to the rea
son for her coming. In any event It
was her secret, provided she chase to
keep it a secret, and not mine. I found
that she was stopping at a house not
far from mine, and there later on I
left her, having arranged to call and
walk with her the next morning.
And so I did. In that mountain air
we strolled. I Invigorated not only by
Its purity, but by the companionship
of Dolores. But while I grew strong
she seemed to be wasting away.
Something was distressing her. I ask
ed her to confess it to me, and she
declined. I pressed her to do so, and
in a spasm of feeling she cried:
"If you don't leave I shall go mad."
To express my sympathy I took her
band in mine, but she snatched it
"One would suppose," I said, wound
ed, "that a viper had touched you."
"Or that you had touched a viper,"
I was looking her in the face at the
time she said this and saw her bite her
Hp. Perhaps the words and the ac
tion should have given me a clew to
ber secret, but they did not. I was as
much puzzled as ever.
One day when we were walking to
gether we met a woman with dark
hair and eyes.
"That woman," I said, "came either
from Spain or Mexico. At any rate,
I turned to look at Dolores and saw
that she was struggling with some
emotion. But by this time I had giv
en over questioning her upon these
strange matters and said nothing. To
attempt to extract from her vhelr
cause seemed only to madden her.
We met the same woman again the
next day, and I saw on her face a
look that assured me that there was
some understanding between them
but, as before, I refrained from speak
ing of it
One night I awoke with a start.
The moon, 6hlning la at the window,
showed a woman's figure standing
near. She held something In one
Land, while with the forefinger of the
other she wns smearing what she held.
Then suddenly she flung- the article
out of the window. A ray of moon
light struck it and revealed what I
took to be a knife.
I rose, supporting myself on my el
bow, and asked:
A hand grasped mine a hand cold
"Hush! I am Dolores."
"What are you doing here?
"Don't interrupt me wtilo I tell you
and what to do. Our lives derend
upon it. I came to America ordered
by the circle to kill you. A woman
was sent with me to soe that I did the
work. She is the Spanish woman we
met Tonight I told her that I would
come to your room, plunge a dagger
Into your heart and throw tbe dagger
out of the window to prove to her
that I have done the deed. I have
smeared It with beef's blood. She Is
to leave by one route, I by another;
Flie by the stony clove and I by the
clove leading down eastward. Good
byl" "Dolores!" I cried, "I will go with
"Where to death T
"We will hide ourselves from the
"Hide yourself. If you are discov
ered alive I must die."
"But, Dolores, darling, this wom
an, not hearing of a murder here, will
know that you have not done the
"I have thought of that But sho
will not stop till she reaches Madrid."
"Go with me. sweetheart. I love
you and so far aa I can will protect
That was n?ny year ago. I re'-all
how, long before aay we mot at the
mouth of the clove; how we walked
ten miles to a railway stntlon aud.
teardlng a train, went so far ns those
who had known us were concerned
out of existence.
May 19 in American
170O Israel Putnam, famous Revolu
tionary soldier, died; born 1718.
IS-J.-Ratification of the treaty under
which Mexico ceded California and
New Mexico to tbe United States.
IS&i Nathaniel Ha wt borne, novelist
died; aged fifty-nine.
190 Henry II. Itogers. financier and
director of the Standard Oil coin
psny, died In New York: born 1S40.
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' 9r VXMCAJ M. SMITH J
rpiIEKE is only one person who is
concerned in seeing that you get
what's coming to you, and that's your
self. When one's finances are short, time
seems short, too the time the bank ex
tends. A visit to the dentist li painful
enough without Ms making it neces
sary for you to visit the bank as well.
The children of a maiden lady are
everything that heart could desire. In
cluding being nonexistent
Some people are no more capable, of
forgetting their Injuries than they are
of paying their debts.
The most generous people are apt to
be those who give freely of other peo
The facility with which some people
keep out of trouble is equaled only by
their ability to get you la.
The reason that everybody Is giving
advice so freely Is because It Is a per
ishable commodity and would spoil if
not disposed of.
It is easy enough to attend to one's
own business, but it isn't always so
An angelic disposition Isn't proof
against an overdue plumber and an
underdone laundry job.
Tims to Get Acquainted.
"Why did the ladles' whist club
"Its- demise became a necessity."
"As how?" .
"The ladles discovered that they
got each other's husband and children
dreadfully mixed up, they saw them
To dodge the lights and blare of bands
into a quiet way turned.
A robbor enld. "Hold up your hands."
Then tor the madding crowd he yearned.
"Great baby tbut one of mine, old
"Whit is he like?"
"The picture of bis dad."
"Poor child! Doesn't his mother feel
bad about it? I heard the baby wa
"She is clever."
"She made such a fool of him.
'But not as clever as the other?"
"She kept him from being a fooL"
"K'ie Is quite young."
"I know it Sbe is a lot youncer thai
tLe other women of her age."
To Make It Desirable.
"Going to. wove thl.-i spring?"
"No; we are satisfied where we are."
"Can you stand the landlord off fol
another year's rent?"
Lonjid For New Line.
"Why are you going west?"
"Just for n change."
"Change dtf what?"
Preferred to Meditate.
"He has an ear for uiu:j1c."
"Tbe d-af one."
Eolleve u.e. u'.-ntl Carrie.
And take my word for It
The man you ant to marry
Js neither g-ood nor fit
Although ho calls you "Honey"
And tries his b-t to plfcane.
He only wants your money
To live a lite of ease.
Bo when he cornes tomorrow
'io make a friendly cull
Tour uncle's pickax borrow
Ai.d meet htm tn the hall.
And if the walla you n patter
And sl-'Rhtly mutts the plaos
It r-.-tlly will not mattwr.
Bu. :alr. you can erase.
H.i rub looks will never feaze hi ml
A hint won't drive him berice.
He'd like to have you ralae Mm,
Bo raise him o'er the f-nce.
And when he has departed
On finding where he atanis
Co to your room lli?ht hearted
And wufcb your dmoty hands.
It's not the fortune seeker
Vho makes the hunbarvl true
And helps the vessel weaker
To steer the pasKaare through.
They sound a'.l right in courting.
They talk ot love and lift.
But as for the supportins
They letive that to their wife,
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