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THE ROCK ISUANTJ ARGUS. MONDAY, MAY 22, 1911.
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Monday, May 22, 1911.
The peace terms have finally beei
signed and the white-winged dove hir
ers over Mexico. Let there be rejoic
ing. Incidentally Speaker Adkins seed 3
to be another of the Cannon stripe o:
speakers. He has been given the liro- i
it, and he has taken it
Tne revolutionists navinsr won 'n
their revolt from Diaz, may now pro
ceed to insure from Insurgent Madero.
Mexico will still keep the politiral
r ! It is high time this particular ln-
The proposed British export tax onlQuiry were ma()e u shou,d not ho
paintings and works of art purchased ; ohs...rP(i . f. ,, ..
by American millionaires will noj
doubt be viewed by ducal collectors
with treasures to dispose of as an-
other limitation of the privileges of
The. deadlock at Hunnewel!, Kau.,
still continues, with Mrs. Mayor Wil
son holding the fort. The only chaiii-
is that Councilman Lewis hat? resign
ed on the shallow pretext that the
governmen of the city has degener
ated into child's piay.
Right before a big crowd of En
plifh people King George rerred c
the German emperor as "my deai
cousin," and added: "Strong and lov-1
lng ties of kinship and friendshrp
unite our thrones and persons.- Bu
the building of dreadnoughts contin
stead of helping the movement for u
The geological department of the ral and decent republican party iu
United States has decided that tnt the south, and th'at the only logical
word Chicago- comes from the OjibwajKOal of his course, if successfully pi;r-Fhe-kagong.
signifying wild onion, or.ctj, would be to enable him to name
"bad mell." The geolotists mi;f. the next republican candidate for
have made their observations from a ' t.t -esidt-nt. Such charsres ought not to
point in tne vicinity or the stotKyards. llc accepted as true without investign-
,tio:i; but neither ought they to be dis-
Wlll the supreme court's decision ; minted, s1ncj they are made repeated
make Ida M. Tarbell a Standard OU ly and seriously, without investia
millionaire? Her father, aording to tion.
her publications, was sole owner of - . - .
the 'Pennsylvania Oil company, one of
the original companies absorbed by
Mr. Rockefeller. And Ida. as we un
derstand it, is the 'sole heir of hr
Readers of scripture may find the
fulfillment of a prophecy or fancied
prophecy In the possibility of the ap
pointment of Sir Matthew Nathan,
former governor of Natal, to succeed
" 6u"-'"r ' .Jii.
In that event history will take oue of
its -curious turus and the second Jew
in .imju Tears v ru p tn mnii th-.ii i
was once the granary of the world and
u.- .u jobepn naa supreme ecu-
. " rir... . ...
' vi Biiuuui
enrolled in the hall of fame
were those who would not remain )
to hear T rvVnill Urn
with the laurels of eulogy and pre
sented with a diamond pin. The3
T t 1 lne.
house during Browne s address of ,
v,vj, x uvi mcui, jsviiiti:, jjur'il, lLai,
Thompson, Huston, Finley, Scott. Rice
and Richardson. As soon as the pre
eontation exercises were over ii'
above members returned to their
The republican party in Illinois
continues to insist that th-rv t,ha'i
be no peace within its
Scarcely had the Helm
jail' ti liauri inj;.
made its report on the result of au; The prospects of good crops and a
Investigation which ha stirred the ' good market can not help ha ing the
party into bitter factions, than clTect of reviving confidence in sen
Speaker Charles Adkins ae;ain used eral commercial and manufacturing
Che broadaxe and cleft id two whai'-ines by giving a promise of the
remained united in the party. - j m0ney necessary to carry on the busi-
This latest pretty fuss is over thejness of the country. The interests
$:0,000.00O waterway , bond issue, j which control the monev market will
the pet project of Governor Dene.-n. r.ot dare to go too far in their cam
Speaker Charles Adkins. however, paign of intimidation because there
declared there will be no waterway j has bcen nothing done that could pos
legislation. and there was rone. Cc-.iWy Eurt any legitimate enterprise,
ernor Charles Deneen says there willi8nd it ls interests' that need the
be waterway legislation, even if be j money, as muc h as anybody,
has to call a special session, and that it doesn't mike any difference what
he wi! fight it out along those lines. 'the supreme court may do between
And there you are. as Dooley says. !Dow and the day of iu adjournment.
These warring Charlies are not ad (May 29. It makes no diSTeience what
ing to the peace and dignity of the! the trusts do between now and the be
frtate and the G. O. P. Icinninsr of the next term of ronrt ln
j October, but what the farmers do be-
Check Against Corruption. tween now and then is of the great
A bulletin sent out by the American est ImP-tance to the people .ml their
Economic league tells of corruption i prosperity.
the Ohio legislature, and suggests in? Vith !te PrsP?cts of good crops
conclusion: to bolster up returning confidence
"Blackmailing and corruption in leg- lhere ou?ht to.be a reat and SEr
islaUon can be etoppt-d by the adep-
tion of the initiative, referendum and
recall. The initiative will permit th;wniro1 marKeis aaane output oil
adoption of measures in the public in-iselfish ecds- u 13 lhe morai ettect of j
trest which ijrisistnr will nr.? r,Qa- confidence that counts for the most in
either because they have not beea
bribed to vote for them or because
they have been bribed to vote against
them. The referendum will make it
possile to block the enactment cf
wrong and unjust measures which the
legislature has passed either because
members were bribed or because de-
roands for blackmail were not grant
ed. The recall win make !t possible
to get rid of members whose actions,
indicate corruption or corrupt mo
tives, even though legal proof be lack
ing. Under these circumstances a
bribe-giver would only be tnrowlng
his money away, since the act of the
legislature will not necessarily be fi
nal. Consequently, no bribes will be
"Sessions of the Oregon legislature
are not marked by bribery or black
mail. This is not because Oregon leg
islators are any more honest than leg
islators elsewhere, but because Ore
gon has the initiative, referendum and
Investigate Mr. Hitchcock.
Harper's Weekly: The postoffice
department is to be investigated, and
that means, we presume, that the
postmaster general is to be investigat
ed. The bouse resolution gives the
committee a general authority to go
I into the entire working of thedepart
i ment, but it also specifies some of tre
S things which Jt is particularly desired
!'o learn. One of these things is em
braced in this clause:
'The committee may further inquire
into and report to what degree the
public interests and the reasonable
wishes of the communities affected
have been disregarded in the estab
lishment removal and discontinuance
jof postofflces, and the" appointment of
postmasters mnaer what Is known as
f he referee system and other systems
adopted by the department."
i will also be made, into the treatment
i of certain periodicals, such as those oi
the Tewis Publishing enmnanv. It in
; irnportant to learn whe!her the nost-
rr aster general has attempted, by the
manipulation or postage rates, to civ
. ' , . . .. ,
criminate against certain periodicals.
But t is more impcrtant to determine
whether the noptmantpr cpnerat hj
tieen or is attcmpiing, by the manipu
lation of appointments, to control the
i next republican national convention.
! For that substantially is one of the
charges against Mr. Hitchcock. It is
icharced thaf he ha3 used th patron.
; ae at , dls,posaK in fho so;lth par
j ticuar!v :o estalilish aml maintain a
macllinp' wHth hp cun t.ontrol; tha:
i he has ln thi3 wa v taken a hand in thc
f.,rtion, division 1n i,1s. Tlflrtv rf.
warding his urponers and punishing
his critics; that he has hindered in-
Moral rTcct of Confidence.
With the Standard Oil case out of
tl way and the practical certainty
that the decisons of the supreme court
in the other trust cases will uphold
the same general principle and the va
lidity of the Sherman Anti-Trust act,
it is time for the "interests'' to turn
their attention to other things th.n
doleful prophecies based on the action
j which has ben taken bv that body. Iu
iFplte of these doIefui prophecies there
u already in sihta wholesome recov-
i erv in traap coririitions TIi fnarl-
rnent of labor and commerce shows
tnat in A,irll WP FoM more to the rePt
i or tne world than we nought from i
iby nearly $:iS,nfsooo. and that this bah-
,., , ,, ,.!.. i .
in Arii anA that in riii,
exports for April, 1911, far exceeded
I i nose ior inai montn m tnat or an
other precedimr year. It is evident i
for the year ending June 30 will be
,a and t,m ,t wm Qffsel
that may operate against
us. At this t'me of the year much
money is carried abroad by tourists,
and other things combine to taKe
is a good prospect of good crop.-,
throughout the country and there 13
reason to believe that corn, wheat,
cotton and other staples will bring
ood prices. Winter wheat is the oa-
ijll6tlf' ED" prediction as to the out-
put, but at tne present its prospects
revlval OI ouslaess D' K ume lD"
! iil overshadow any efToit made tO;
the sustaining of the country's buii-i
SCROGIN TAKES .OFFICE
Succeeds Shields as State Superin
tendent cf Anti-Saloon League.
Snrinmeld. 111.. Mav 52. Eniwr a j (ft
Men Who Will Bring About Peace In Mexico;
Place Where Their Meetings Will Be Held.
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i'residtnt Diaz of Mexico, Francisco I. Madero, Jr., leader of the revolutionists, and Senor de la Barra, who
probably will lie Diaz's successor, will hold a series of conferences at the national palace in the City of Mexico for
&e purpose of effecting peace. , There Is every reason to believe that the happy result desired will be the ultimate
t' ome of iheir deliberations. The armistice at present existing will be extended from time to time during thf
Scrogin, legislative superintendent
of the Illinois Anti-Saloon league,
with headquarters In thi3 city, has
been elected state superintendent cf
the league. Mr. Scrogin succeeds
James K. Shields of Chicago, who
resigned to devote all of his time
to the Illinois Issue, the official or
gan of the league. The change will
be effective June 1.
Advertised List No. 21.
Following is the list of uncalled for
letters for week ending May 20, 1311:
Elwin Anderson, Irwin Aulwes, Wcl-i
ter Burlew (2), Mattie Bell, Mathew
j'lnernstell. Mrs. Guy Rrown, Bert 1MU- j
tol. George Beare, Frank Benson,:
KYnnL- ttonenn r.nri nhriciin O I
Cnrkpn. .Tbttips Cfwhrun Xfro Tlr.
jtha Eaton (2), J. I. Fulton, Tony For-
.uiso Carrie r awers, jonn
Ciaujjh, Miss Iuise Hill, .1. F. M.
Holmes, William Hathaway, Miss: tne light of a full moon. Allen Kim
Florence Hayden, Miss Hattie Hey-! buU toad enlisted in the United States
man, C. W. Herron, U J. Hartneli, j army because he could neither be con
Mrs. Marv Johnson. Kushman Mi23 troIled nor control himself. He had
Pauline Kennedy, Mrs. Clyde Kessler, j
John Ixwry, Miss Edith Ierser, Jack
Lostant, George Lloyd, Miss Bonnie
Milliam, 5Rev. T. Macher, Charley Mor
rison, Mrs. C. C Morey, Austin Myers,
F. B. Mitchell, S. G. Mace, Mr. Ohlseu
2734 Fifth avenue, J. E. Rogers, Mits
Rose Bell Roberts, Bessie Riddle,
James Stein, J. J. Schaefer, Miss An
na Sage, Joe Sharpe, Fred C. Tuttle,
Wililam Terwllliger, Mrs. Gertrude
Wilson, Tom Wilson, William Whit-
son. Foreign Henrie Stuns, Antollol
Fermano Stejano, Voccaro Filippo.
HUGH A. J. M'DONALD, P. M. !
BUT THE EATING
Why spend these days in the
kitchen baking bread when we
bake nice fresh bread and de
liver it at your door every
Is jut as nice as can be, in
fact it is just the same as home
made with the half days' work
preparing it cut out. Fresh
. rakes of all kinds are always
found atour place.
1716.1718 Second Avenue.
Try some of our fruit wafers
.and fruit bon bons, 20c and
:5c Jie pound.
The Argus Daily Short Story
Self Conquest r-By
Copyrighted, 111. by
Not far from Fort , in what was
then called the fur west, was once a
ranch house. In those days the Amer
ican Indian was nut kept in continued
subjection, and the rancher built his
house near enough to the fort to go
there with those of his household for
protection in case of necessity
fort, now that the Indian has been
j eliminated, has sunk to nothingness ln
ln3portaUc4, and the ranch bouse is
tut a charred spot, having been burn
ed by the redskins years ago.
Not an hour before its destruction a
couple, a young officer from the fort
and a girl, the ruueher's daughter,
were sitting on the broad veranda in
iTen ln to almost every kind of dl
sipation, and at the end of a spree,
not having the hardihood to meet his
father and being out of money, in a
fit of desperation be bad enrolled him
self in a cavalry regiment, choosing
that arm of the service 6ince it would
send him farthest from his home.
He had not been long at bis station
when trouble with the Indians came
on, and Kimball showed himself so
brave that he was rapidly promoted
through the noncommissioned grades
and before the fighting was over was
made a lieutenant. This gave him
heart, and he determined to redeem
himself with bis fcimily. But a pas
sion for gambling stood in his way.
At those remote posts there was little
or nothing for the men to do except
drink and gamble, and Lieutenant
Kimball fonnd the temptation to gam
ble too strong for him. Once he bad
begun to play all caution deserted him,
and be bet wildly. The result was
that he became indebted to bis broth
er officers, in large amounts. One' or
two of his creditors ln order to get
what they considered to be their just
dues formed a clique against him. and
he found himself a "cut" man, which
is the army expression for one whose
; brother 'officers will not speak to him.
though some dissented from the rest
on the ground that Kimball did not de
serve what was Inflicted upon him.
Kimball had formed the acquaint
ance of Winifred Armour, the ranch-
man's daughter, at the height of the
j reputation be had made for bravery
and efficiency. He loved her, and his
loved was returned. lie confessed his
previous life to her and announced his
i intention thereafter to be a credit ia-
stead of a disgrace to his family. She
sympathized with him deeply and
promised him that if he adhered to
' his resolution for a given time ana
j would marry him.
"But," she said. "I will confess that
i there Is ln the east a ma a ot sterling
j worth who has asked me to be bis
wife. He is much older than I, and
thus far I respect him only. Ut love
Joors. If rou relaose lota vonr
Associated literary Press.
former condition when I return to the
east I shall accept his proposition."
Doubtless she put the matter thus to
furnish an incentive to him to conquer
He had ridden over to the ranch
house on this moonlight night to bid
her goodby. He had failed to conquer
himself and bad lost ber. The inter
view was painful to both.
"Well," he said, "in one thing I re
joice you in time wilLbe bappy. Tbank
heaven, 1 am not to drag you down
with me! You will be a member of '
family, while I I am every day ex
pecting an invitation to resign."
Winifred made no reply. What could
jhe say? She could not find it in her
heart to upbraid him. And there was
nothing she could say to relieve the
mental torture both suffered. She sim
ply put out ber hand in a mute fare
well. They were both recalled from the
melancholy status existing between
them by hearing distant sounds of a
galloping horse, evidently coming at
full speed. Both listened. The ani
mal was not coming from the direc
tion of the fort, but toward it Kim
ball knew that the Indians on the
nearby reservation had been unruly,
and something told blm the comer
was a messenger bringing a warn
ing. His fear was realized. A horse
man, reaching a point in the road op
posite the ranch gate, pulled his horse
back on his bannches and cried out:
"The Indians are coming! They're
right on us!"
Without a word Kimball ran for the
stable near the bouse and in a few
minutes returned, leading Winifred's
mare, saddled and bridled. Her father
was away from the ranch, and there
was no one in the house but employ
ees and servants. They, too, prepared
for flight Kimball put his companion
on her horse, mounted himself, and
they tore throughthe open gate and
away toward the fort. They bad
scarcely started when behind them
came that terrible whoop which only
an Indian can give.
The fort was six miles from the
ranch not a long distance for an or
dinary ride, but too great to enable
the fugitives to reach safety with a
horde of yelling savages in their rear.
The horse knew that yell and put
forth all their strength.
Scarcely a mile had been covered
when the gallop of a single horse was
heard that had evidently distanced the
rest. Kimball knew that be was gain
ing upon them.1
"I'm going to slow tip and Are," be
said. "Ton go on; don't los any
time. I'll overtake you."
He pulled his horse back on his
haunches and turned him as Quickly
as possible, but not too quick, for an
Indian was right on him. Seizing a
repeating rifle that he carried hooked
to his saddle, he fired when the man
was not a hundred yards from Wm
and cropped him. Then, turning, he
followed Winifred. She had preferred
to reduce her pace, and he consequent
ly soon caught up with ber.
"Why did you not go on when I
drew rein?" he asked. "I am doing
this for you, not for myself. You
know that death is my only refuge."
"I shall draw rein every time you
do," was the reply.
"You are demented. Those men who
are following us are savages. When
I halt again go on. If you fall into
their hands you will add a thousand
fold to my anguish."
"Do you suppose I caa ride to safety
leaving you behind to be tortured aud
"You are a woman. I think of the
agony you will occasion me. the sad
ness for your loss that will be for
There was no reply to this.
On the two galloped, maintaining
the distance between themselves and
those behind, who were delayed on
coming. to the body of the buck who
had been shot Here they divided, a
part remaining with the dying Indian,
the others continuing the pursuit
Half the distance between the ranch
house and the fort had been passed
when suddenly a red glare was added
to the pale light of the moon. Kim
ball said nothing. lie knew that the
glare came from the burning of the
ranch house. On, on they sped, the
glare adding to their terror of the
whooping savages behind them.
Again the, footfalls of the pursuing
horses, by their varying distinctness.
Indicated that the Indians were sepa
rating in accordance with the speed of
their ponies. Then Kimball saw that
he might save the girl by sacrificing
himself. - '
"There's a rise ln the ground ahead,"
be said. "I'm going to stop there and
take them as they come on. Hurry to
the fort. With what delay to the ear
ages I cause you can certainly reach
"No! Nor cried Winifred, who
knew very well what this meant
"Keep on. We shall soon meet a force
from the garrison."
"Either we or that red light will be
the first news they will get that the
Indians are on the warpath."
"I will remain with you."
"Go!" he cried. They had reached
tha crest, and. reining in his horse, he
dismounted Seeing that she, too. had
stopped, he said, "My only chance is to
hold them at bay till you can send as
sistance." She hesitated a moment; then, think
ing that he might be right she gave
her horse a cut and dashed onward.
Kimball, who had trained his horse
for Indian fighting, forced him to lie
down on the crest, and, placing himself
on his stomach behind him. waited
for the first Indian to come within
range. But a few moments passed be
fore, on a rise in the ground, a hun
dred yards away against the glare of
the burning ranch house, appeared the
silhouette of an Indian. The man was
coming swiftly, advancing straight
toward Kimball. For the few seconds
the savage was on the crest he seemed
to be standiDg stllL The ofilcer used
these few seconds to draw a bead ou
the man's breast and fired. The In
dian rode down on to the lower ground,
his arms thrown up above his head,
then fell backward, not fifty feet from
.Kimball saw that in the burning
building be had a great advantage.
But there was no time to consider.
Before the Indian he had shot bad
fallen another appeared on the crest
At the moment one of those bursts of
flame that shoot up now and again
from burning buildings added intensity
to the light, and the body of the savage
was pictured with inky blackness.
Kimball took a sure aim at bis head
and pierced his brain.
At that moment many silhouettes of
Indians appeared on the crest Kim
ball felt that his time had come, but
be welcomed it. Life to him had lost
all chsrm; indeed, it was his wish to
leave a world'for which he had proved
himself unfitted. Nor did he wish to
remain to know that the girl he wor
shiped was in possession of another.
He-began a rapid fire at the advancing
This is all that is known of that re
markable battle in which a single man
killed five redskins and" wounded four
more. His own account and the In
dians be put out of the fight are all
there was to tell the story, and be re
members nothing more than has been
given here. A troop of cavalry from
the fort met 'a party of Indians and
put them to flight In the road where
the meeting took place, unconscious
and badly wounded, the soldiers found
Lieutenant Kimball. When he came to
himself he was being carried on a
stretcher in the moonlight, and beside
him walked Winifred Armour. Bend
ing down, she whispered to him:
"My life is yours, to help you."
A wild Joy triumphed over all else,
but he could Veply only by a pressure
of the band.
In the army bravery overtops almost
any offense. Kimball remained ln It,
respected and admired. Hi wife's
love was all that was needed to en
able him to keep himself in subjection,
and, supplying, as she did. support for
his weaknesses, be conquered.
11 ay 22 in American
1807 The trial of Aaron Burr, former
vice president of the United States,
for high treason began at Rich
1SGJ Assault on Charles Sumner ln
senate chamber by Preston Brooks
of South Carolina. ,
18&8 Edward Bellamy, author ol
"Looking Backward," "Equality,"
etc., died; born I860.
Dropping, lr.to Wealth.
"l fell into some valuable property
yesterday." said the aviator.
"Did you. Indeed?"
"Yes: I went through the sky'igj.t of
a million dollar office building."
r DVJVCAJV M. SMITH
JJRING up a child in the way it
wants to go and when it is brought
up short It will sny, "What did you do
Don't worry about the shortcomings
of your neighbor. Satan always looks
after his own.
If you see to It that there is no day
before ycv won't have to suffer the
A word to the foolish often starts a
The idle bee gets stung to death, bat
the lazy man works bis fellow man.
You may spend your time making
money, but you caunot make time by
Pride is a difficult thing to get along
with, and the best way is to ignore it
The only way to get a thing well
done ls to hire an expert and make
birn prove bis results.
There may be such a thing as trying
too bard, but it doesn't bother most of
It is easier to criticise than to do
anything else unless you are paid for
the criticism, in which cose it's work,
and as bard as anything else.
Might Scare Him.
"I never saw the woman I was
"You never did?"
"They have women bill collector
In the Course of Nature.
If evolution always brlnps
The things that men and women lack
The human race will aoon grow wtnga
To (oil the scorcher on the track.
Sign of Ago.
"Can you play a good game of check
"I said can you play a good gams
"Do you take me for my own grand
Too Bad to Spoil It.
"I just heard a good story."
"Then don't try to tell it"
"Is there any hope?"
"Lots of it."
"Then why do you look so despair
ing?" "Been use I can't seem to hitch ug
Looks as Well.
"How is he uinkl.-.g his living?'
"Writing diulect poetry."
"But be ls no poet."
"What Is the difference? NobodJ
reads dialect poetry."
What's fillier than a fool gui?"
"The fool boy with her."
Pleasure In Prospect
Come, Bummer, cornel
Yum. yum, yum!
It yms awell
In ml vincu.
And the chance
To ht warm through and throUtfB
Is al'urlrii;. that's true;
To h;i ve lust
All tli'3 front
And be rl'l ot It quite "
Kvery lay and nil rilKht
Is a wonderful dream;
Juhi to live on Ice cream v
And be ready for more
nvery time the dear rtor
Where It'a aold cornea ln aijrba
la a thing of delight;
Yea. It'a great
As we wait
yor the treat
That the heat
Wlil be certain to bring
As It hounds ln the ring.
Hut we know
Bin g It low
As we think of the past
We will '.on have It clause
When It'.i dolrjj; Its beat,
Aa a terrible pest.
That's the way that it soes,
When we think of the spring
We are tempted to Bin.
When the spring cornea a Ions
Then we cut out the sons
And are free to complain
At Ha pronereus to nua.
Even winter we hold
In advance of the cold
To be charming enough.
But it aoon calls or hiuSL
Bi summer v.e praise.
Admiring its ways
When aoon to appear,
tut kick when It's here.
It Startled the World
when the itoiiic: m .
i matie for IiackleiiV Arnica
but 40 years cf wonderful mr- hav
proved them truf, and everywhere oil
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