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THE ROCK ISLAND ABGTJS. TUESDAY, MAT 23, 1011.
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TRADES fffiSf COUNCU.
Tuesday, May 23, 1911.
That Chicago highwayman who is
robbing people of their false teeth and
wooden lege seems to hare a sense of
humor if not real genius.
It really begins to look as if Billy
Lorimer stood a fair chance of being
reinvestigated provided he does not
misbehave in the meantime.
An Illinois man has succeeded in
eating a gallon of ice cream in 16 min
uies. How would you like to be hailed
as the champion ice cream eater cf
r Dr. .Alexander Graham Bell, re
turned from India, ears they are de
liverin mail there with an aeroplane.
But India's problem nevertheless ia
how to get bread for delivery.
The Countess Szechenyi has paid
$50,000 to the .city of Budapest, rarh
cr than have a' street car line extend
ed in front of. her paiace. The Van
derbilts always did prefer railroads to
If it be-Jtrue that the popular roaga
eines are1 going to take up religion,
they arewlo be congratulated for dis
covering, even at this belated datqt
the hunger f there is among the peopl
for more ''truths about Jesus and less
1 This "back-to the farm'' business
would suit .some people all ' right if
they could go;back in an automobile to
the place thatUhey left on foot or be
hind old Dobbin. IJven then some cf
them would likefto be sure they could
get back to town by the time the thea
In his new budget Lloyd-George
propot.es to put the members ef the
Brltisli parliament upon a salary of
$2,000 a year each. Here is a good
Chance for "Uncle Joe" aud the rest
of the standpatters who are drawing
"$7,50o and perquisites to advocate a
scheme to prevent competition with
the pauper labor of Europe.
While they bad their guns, the Mex
ican insurreetos took occasion to
shoot a coi:p!e of hundred Chinamen.
They probably felt that even though
peace were sicned, they might claim
wire trouble and forget to know about
it until they had changed the laundry
situation. A ppeal hs been made to
the Chinese counsel at Washington,
but there will be nothing beyond a
bit of correspondence.
The imimiitiou made tn some quar
ters that newspapers are favoring
Canadian reciprocity because, and
only because, it oivens the way to
cheaper print paper are of the stripe
who count every motive a venal or a
selfish one. The tariff board reported
to President Taft that the cost of
manufacturing a ton of news print
paper in Canada is $27.53 and in the
I'nited Stales $32.SS a difference of
$5 S3 a ton in Canada's favor, where
as the duty on such paper under the
presont tariff is $
..Htf 4 t -. a tor, Tho!'"" l ieimaswy aeieuue-j
wases paid here and in Canada are
practically the same. Bnt the coet of
pulp wood and other materials, es
pecially the former, is twice as much
; here as there. Another factor con
tributing to the higlur cost of pro
duction here is the inferior machinery
in American mills, which the proprie
tors insist upon re'ai'iing and which
they can retain with paper protected.
The facts clearly argue in support of
the removal of duty on print paper
and pulp wood.
The IVauties of the Uw.
A boy was injured in the Vander
b:lt automobile race last fall. A
racing car tkidded and struck the
youth disabling him permanently.
He sued the driver of the car and
recovered a judgment for $7,000.
The appellate division of the ew
York supreme court set aside the
JuJj-iSojt uc tho criuBl tlint the
boy, by standing too near the track,
had been guilty of contributory neg
ligence. One of the judges who ob
ject e-1 to the reversal, put it th:a
way: "If the boy had stayed at home
he would not have been injured. If
he had not left the state of Connec
ticut, he could not have been injured
by the car of the defendant, which
was using the highways of the state
of New York for an advertising ex
hibition. "To charge responsibility upon a
boy who was out of the reach of
harm except from the defender's neg
ligence is to make a travesty of jus
Signs of the Times.
A remarkable vote for the United
fStates senate was recorded when the
j resolution to bring about the direct
jiection of senators was made the
(unfinished business and thereby giv
.' en precedence over all other meas-
1 A.a O . w A.. . . . .
L.the eide of the general proposition to
five against. ITrrery ' democrat and
every progressive republican present
voted in the affirmative. This
doebn't man teat the fight over di
rect elections has been won out
right. But' it does mean that the
great majority of the tory senators
have learned that they cannot per
sistently resist public sentiment and
hope to retain their seats.
No one believes that the great ma
jority of tory senators who voted
with the progressives wanted to Tate
as they did. They were prompted
solely by a realization that the pub
lic demands a chaBge la the method
of electing senators and that fur
ther defiance of the public would
but hasten effective public resentment.
The Seventeen Tear Ixx-urt.
Thq periodical appearance of the 17
year locust, which after all Is no lo
cust at all, but a cicada. Is usually the
signal for the nature fakers to set
their exaggeration mills working and
throw out all kinds of danger signals
to the people. The 17-year locust has
been accused of nearly every crime in
the calendar and according to the
stories of some of the would be scien
tists it is not only as destructive as
the famous locust of Pharoah's time,
but as deadly as to its alleged bite or
sting as a scorpion or tarantula.
The fact is that except to a few va
rieties of trees "which it bores to lay
its egaa and whose leaves furnish its
food the 17-year locust is less to be
dreaded than a hundred other Insect
pests which come every year and do
damage to crops. As to the other thing
it carries no sting and can't bite chew
ing gum. The locusts already have
made their Appearance ia New Jersey
and eastern states. They are expected
to multiply here about the middle cf
June. If they are plentiful they will
do considerable damage to forest 'and
park trees tmt not much to orchards
and gardens. According to some scien
tists the way of preventing the pest
is simple- They say: "Bordeaux mix
ture or'lime wash will keep them off
trees, nd their eggs, which are plac
ed in the ground within five inches of
the surface, can be destroyed by run
ning heavy rollers several times over
the ground or by burning, beating and
tramping. Tn time, uadoubtedly. the
17-year and the 13-year locusts will
disappear through the application of
the teachings of science."
There would seem to be some difficulties-
in the way of the application
of these heroic remedies especially
when it is remembered that the eggs
are deposited in the branches of trees
which fall off and then they remam
in the ground until the period of in
cubation is over. All of this stamp
ing burning, beating and trampling
might prove rather injurious to some
kinds of trees, especially of the or
chard varieties, but there are some
other good ways.
The Lords Predicament.
"It was a foregone conclusion that
the lords' Veto bill would pass the
house of commons in the form thai
"The real Interest in the contro
versy," the New York World says,
"has cen;ered in the question whether
the house of lords would tamely sub
mit to bo shorn of the veto powers
which it has so long abused for par
tisan ends, or whether resort must be
had to the creation of hundreds of
new peers for the express purpose ot
overwhelming the brute tory majority
in the house of lords. The time is
now near at nana wnen the peers
must announce their decision. The
coronation affords them only a briet
respite fiom their troubles.
"For the lords to reject the veto
bill after the popular mandate of last
winter would bring further discredit
upon tb.tui As the guardians of the
fortunes of the conservative party, re
gardless of their "own wishes, they are
railed on to sacrifice themselves f'T
" "v ' . ' . V,
meir ciass privileges, ronucai expe-
diency will maturally dominate their
counsels. They have failed to agree
among themselves upon Lord Lans-
downe's plan of reforming the house
of lords, which would retain only 100
hereditary peers in the upper cham
ber. On the other hand, the govern
ment's veto bill would leave them all
metr.bfrs of the Jiouse of lords, though
with greatly reduced powers as a
legislative body. But the liberals a'60
propose, after they have curtailed the
lords' powers, a further drastic re
form that will turn most of the peers
out of doors.
"At the present moment the liberals
are far more concerned with making
the house of commons the pre
dominant chamber than with dealing
with the hereditary principle. The
anomaly is presented of censervatiTO-J
peers attacking that principle in the
desperate hope that by other means
the house of lords may be preserved
as a stumbling block to liberal legis
lation." FARMERS ONES WHO
(Continued from Psss Ona)
change. Millers' National Federation,
and other great producing and export
"It was decided to hold a national
conference to advance reciprocal tar
iff legislation. Alrin H. Saunders was
chosen as the leader of the movement
Who is A. H. Saunders? He is a
member of the tariff board appointed by
President Taft. Mr. Saunders was at
that time the editor of the Breeder'
Gazette, the most influential and wide
ly read farm journal in the United
States. Mr. Saunders Issued a signed
statement as to the purposes of the
conference. He declared his willing
ness tr rmnrita m-lrh the Kneri.fr
understanding that the interests cfj
Two Views of Tom Sopwith, the English Aviator,
About to Start on a Flight In His Aeroplane.
-iZ v- , tfct m
iViW "j ?4 ' Zt i -' . -s v. X ?1
Thomas Sopwith, the daring young English aviator who is now making flights in this country, bids fair to make
an enviable reputation in the field of aviation. Recently he flew around the Philadelphia city hall at a height of 1,000
feet. He announces his intention to go after the long distance record during his summer's stay la America. A year
ago Sopwith wen a $20,000 prize by flying across the English channel and landing in Belgium, a distance of 174
milas SoDwitn is only twenty -two rears old and is six feet three inches tall.
the farmers and stock growers should
" 'It is time, declared Mr. Saunders
in his signed statement, that some
body should take up the cudgela
against those who for selfish purpose?
destroyed Blaine's reciprocity conven
tions, and are. still barring the Ameri
can stockmen and grain growers froru
a large and lucrative outlet for their
goods. The fight for better markets,
worth unknown millions per year to
the farming communities, will not be- j
won in a week or a year.' It means a
battle royal' against intrenched power,
but it will be won because it is right." '
Mr. Moss went on to show that the
conference was attended by more thau
COO delegates, representing every
principal agricultural organization in
the nation, and that at the close of the
meeting the following resolution was
"That we recommend that a perma
nent organization be formed under the
style of the Reciprocal Tariff league.
and that a committee or la be ap-j
pointed to organize and further the
work for which this convention waa
Mr. Moss expressed th belief that
when reciprocity could be put directly
to the real farmers of the country, it
would develop that they are for it,
and that the alleged hostility of the
farmer exist only in the minds of the
paper manufacturers and lumber bar
ons. ALEDO PIONEER IS CALLED
Mrs. Sarah Trovillo -Was 5 Years of
Age Chaplain of V. It.
Aledo, 111., May 23. The death of
Mrs. Sarah Trovillo occurred at ho
home of her daughter, Mrs. ' Sarah
Cunningham in this city Sunday at
1:40 p. m.. She was aged 83 year,
and has neea a resident of Mercer
county since 1SC6 with the exception
of two years spent in Nebraska. She
is survived by two sons, Charles C. of
North Platte, Neb., and John F. of
Wheeling, W. Va., and by three daugh
ters, Mrs. Sarah Cunningham and
Mrs. Ullie Brown of Aledo and
Mrs. Emma Valentine of Three
Hill Alths, Canada. She was for many
years the chaplain in the Woman's
Relief Corps. The funeral services
were held In the Methodist Episcopal
church today at 1:30 conducted by
Rev. T. S. Pittenger.
Blackriver Falls, Wis., May 22.
Frank 'J. Oderbolz, president of the
Jackson county bank, was drowned
here yesterday in Black river when
his launch overturned.
HAS NO SUBSTITUTE
Tho only baking powtlf
tnarfo from Royal Crapo
Cream of Tartar
The Argus Daily Short Story
A bit of Burned Paper
Copyrighted, 1911, by
Now that we are entering on four
years of semicentennials of the civil
war it is quite likely that certain se-
crets will come out that have lain hid
den for fifty years.
Our family lived on a plantation In
Virginia which our ancestors bad own
ed for years. For a few weeks during
the first year of the war our house
was on debatable ground, for Confed
erate camps were scattered south of
us and Union camps north ot us.
Sometimes we were inclosed In the
picket line of the one and sometimes
In the picket line of the other. When
we were in Confederate territory ourl
home was a rendezvous for Confeder
ates, and when we were overlapped
by the Federal forces they were equal-
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FBAOMKNT OF PAPKJL
ly welcome. The reason for tbis was
that on the great issue we were a di
vided family. My sister Carey, who
was then twenty-two, favored the
Confederates, while I, a girl of nine
teen, favored the Union cause. We
were both reasonably attractive and
had plenty of attention from the offi
cers visiting our house. Father was a
colonel in the Confederate army and
my brother Sam a lieutenant in the
Federal army. But neither of them
was fighting in our neighborhood.
Possibly we girls might nave waited
a long while for husbands bad it cot
been for the great influx of soldiers
into our neighborhood. The conse
quence of this influr was the engage
ment of Carey and myself soon after
their coming. I to Captain Hunt, a,
Federal; Carey to Captain Fitzhugh,
a Confederate officer.
At one time when we were In the
Confederate lines the general com
manding rode np to the bouse and
ssked my mother if she would lve
him a room lor which to meet some of
his officers. She offered the parlor, and
he cent messengers with orders for the
officers to report to him there at once.
Within half an hour they bad assem
bled and were all generals. I sur
mised that something Important was
on foot and wished that I might hear
what it was In order to transmit It to
my friends of. the other side. Under
neath the parlor in which the confer
ence was held was the cellar. I went
down there, Lut could hear nothing.
There was no other position I could
take to enable me to gain my in
formation of what W83 being discuss
ed in the parlor. Besides, Carey was
When the council was ended and the
generals had departed I went Into the
parlor and looked about, hoping to dis
cover something possibly a bit of
paper that bad been dropped to Indi
By Margaret Howland.
Associated Literary Presa
cate what had been the subject of
discussion. There were some! tiny
pieces on the floor which I picked up
and put together, but only figures had
been put on the whole before it had
been torn to scraps. 1 kept the bits
and found out afterward that they
figured the strength of the different
dlvLsions ofthe Confederate army in
But there was not enough in this to
satisfy me. and I looked further. A
6tove in the room, owing to the condi
tion of the negroes consequent upon
the excitement of war, had not been
removed for the summer. In my hunt
I opened its door. Lying on the ashes
of previous wood fires was a fragment
of paper the rest of which was burn
ed. Takings it out, I saw that It wa3
memoranda written In lead pencil. But
unfortunately not one-half remained.
What was left of the writing was as
arker's on west Elds
stltutingr left nana
signal of one gun fired by
rtsa' battery. Reynor feints
on enemy's right flank then
TVnetner there was anything of val
ne in this fragment to the Union gen
erals I did not know. 1 didn't think
there was, but I determined to deliver
it into their hands as soon as possible.
Carey and I each had a horse of our
own. and. going out to the barn, I told
Bob, my boy for such work, to sad
dle him at once while 1 put on my
riding skirt. As I was riding past the
house Carey came out, with a suspi
cious look on her face, and called;
"Where you going, BetJ"
"For a ride."
"Haven't tinte to wait"
TTith that I rode away, preventlnj
her asking me any more questions
Coming to a crossroad, whom should I
see riding toward me but Carey's
fiance, Captain Fitzhugh. I knew be
would see Carey in a few minutes
and if I turned northward on the road
be would tell her I had done so, and
ber suspicions that I was bent on
some aid to the Federals would be
confirmed. I therefore turned south
ward and when Fitzhugh had ridden
out of sight turned and rode the other
My meeting Fitzhugh was unfortu
nate not in his giving information of
me to Carey, for when he reached the
plantation he didn't find ber at home,
but that it delayed me, and by this
delay I fell into a trap.
While riding in the open, looking
sidewlse, I saw a girl on horseback
galloping across country and aiming
for a point ahead of me. A second
glance told me she was Carey, and 1
knew at once that she was intending
to cut me off and prevent my reach
ing the Union camps. I urged on my
horse, but it was no use. Carey jump
ed ber animal over a snake fence,
lighting in the road. When I reached
her she bad taken position in the mid
dle of It and was covering me with a
"Yea can't go on. Bet," sba sail.
"Turn around and ride the other way."
"Well, I like that.' I exclaimed
"Do you mean you're going to shoot
your own sister?"
"These are wartimes."
J wasn't afraid of ber shooting me,
so I gave my horse the whip, but
Carey wss a splendid horsewoman aud
put herself in my way. Do what I
could. I wss unable to pass her. At
last she seized my bridle rein and.
leading my horse, started back toward
"Where were yon going? she asked.
"I don't know that I am account
able to you for where I go.
"Oh, yes. you are. I'm your older
She slipped the pistol in her pocket
we had pockets In our dresses then
relying on her superior strength alone.
Of course the revolver was all gam
mon. She wouldn't use it on anybody,
especially on her sister. She kept a
tight hold on my horse's rein, and it
seemed to me that my object was sure
ly thwarted when suddenly I saw a
group of horsemen coming, and by the
dark color of their uniform I knew
they were Federals. Carey saw them
too. It was too late for her to turn
back with me, and there was no road
by which to evade them.
When we met them and they saw a
girl holding another girl's bridle rein, j
leading her along forcibly, they looked
very much astonished.
"Please release me, gentlemen." I
said. "I'm Union, and this girl is
Confederate. I'm her prisoner.
The absurdity of the point didn't
strike Carey or me. but the troopers
burst into a lauch. Then I smiled,
but Carey looked awfully savase. ' She
knew the fortunes of war had turned
Well. I told my story to the officer
in command of the troops and showed
him the partly burned paper. He
seemed much impressed and decided
to take it to his general. Considering
that Carey knew something about the
find and might upset the situation, he
concluded to take her and me with
So we all rode together to the head
quarters of the general commanding,
and I gave him the paper. lie and
several of his aids undertook from
their knowledge of the Confederate
force confronting them to restore the
burned words. This is the result of
The roen will be undr arms at daylight.
Reynor's division on the right flank st
Crosby's crossroads. Williams next on the
loft on Brlgham's farm. Calhoun comes
next, his rlsht wing1 touching Williams'
left; then Ilarker on west slJe of the hill,
constituting teft flank. On signal of one
gun fired by Wstriss' battery Reynor
feints on enemy's right flank then
There was nothing more that was
legible, but nothing more was needed
to show that a dawn attack was to be
made and the disposition and inten
tion of the attacking force given.
When It was to take place there was
nothing to show, but the Union troops
were ordered to be under arms every
morning at 1 o'clock and in line of
battle. Carey and I were detained at
the Union headquarters that the Con
federates might not know that the
Federals had Information of the In
tended movement. We had not long
to wait, for the very next morning the
Confederates attacked their enemies.
They found the Federals waiting for
them and, instead of gaining a victory,
suffered a disastrous defeat. s
I won a double victory, the one I
gained for the Federals for tho Union
general said that without the informa
tlon I brought him be would, have
doubtless been taken unawares and
defeated and in the fact that, the
Confederates having been driven off
their ground, Carey was separated
from her lover, while I was united
It is hard for me to realize that half
a century has passed since those event
ful days; that I. who am now a white
haired, wrinkled old woman, was thou
a rosy cheeked girl, and of all . who
were enacting that particular page iu
the voluminous history of the civil
war I alone remain. And now, as the
half century anniversaries of the
events of that struggle are coraiug
round. I am living them over again,
not in reality, but in feeling!
jMay 23 in American
17S3 James Otis, patriot orator of the
Revolution, killed by lightning at
Ancjover. Mass.; born 17'J5.
1810 Sarah .Margaret Fuller, tran
scendental writer who became Mar
chioness d'Ossoll, born in Cbara
bersport. Mass.; drowned off Long
1S24 General Ambrose E. Burnslde.
eminent Federal soldier and Unit
ed States senator from Rhode Is
land, born; died 1MJ.
1000 Francis Bkknell Carpenter, not
ed portrait painter, famed for his
painting of the "Emancipation
Proclamation," died; born 1830.
Rich Oil Find is Made.N
Caiiyle, 111., May 23. Tho oil ex
citement is on the increase iiere be
cause of the showing made by
Schafly well No. 1, northwest of the
city, which was opened last Friday.
It started a heavy natural How y s
terday afternoon, at the rate of over
a thousand barrels a day.
ROCK ISLAND CEING VOUR
HOME, MRS. MIMEM,
Don't you wish to speak ot
your city with pride, and do
your best to uphold its worthy
enterprises. Such being the
case, you' should" eh e Hock Is
land products of merit prefer
ence over others that are offer
ed when making your pur
chases. Tip-Top baking pow
der is a strictly purfe powder.
It contains no ammonia, lime
or cakiurn acid. Sold and
guaranteed by Island Baking
Powder company under food
and drug act Juno 30, 1906.
A CO cent can for 35 cents and
free coupon on buggy or piano.
If Tip-Top is not sold by your
grocer you can buy it of U3.
Now ladies which of the tri
citiea is to secure thete prem
iums? ISLAND BAKING POWDER CO.
Cfcjy Seventeenth Street,
Kork I.Iaml 111.
IV BIACAW M. SMITH .
JTIERE are people very on pry mere
ly because they are well suillod in
the art of self deception.
A genius is often so buy goniusing
that his wife has to make the livlug
for the family.
If every day were pay day labor
would be so haughty that capital
would have to earn its own living.
Every wife wants her husband to
succeed If for nothing else than to
prove her own good Judgment.
A husband that can wash dishes is
like a ruby in that be is a Jewel and a
A good schemer is rarely a good ex
ecutor. There is only one thing pleasing
about taxes, and th:it Is they presup
pose something taxable.
The reason of that tired and bored
look on the countenances of some chil
dren is the trouble they have in iuQ
clently disciplining their parents.
If long life could be assured without
the peunlty of the long liver growing
old. then indeed would life be a grand,
Indolence is the quality that sets
forth to a sneering world tho qualities
that are not in you.
After a man has met his wife's rela
tives he wonders how he ever had the
Thlr.X that you can do a thins;
And you will succeed.
That's the new philosophy.
He who runs may rad.
lie who hesitates Is lost.
lie who dares can do;
If lie thinks so hard enough
lie can put It through.
Most alluring to the youth
Is V"at Una of gas.
Let us look at It and ses
if It comes to pass.
Thousands thought that they could flyf
Never flew a one
Until Messrs. Yv'risht et aL
Showed how It was done.
Thinking he can win & fight
Will not maktj the hoy
Who hns nver learned the trios
Bo It Is In making brick.
Writing, mending tin.
XIo iuIkM think so hard enough.
But that wouldn't win.
Preparation that's the word
Wuuld he grasp success.
Thinking so alone, -he has
Lfft another guess.
Confidence needs backing up
When It takes a stand.
W'lih a knowledge, study born.
Of the work In hand.
A Harsh Awakening.
"Let me give you something."
'Delighted, Is it a tip on tho mar
ket?" "No: It is a hint."
"Yes. You've been here an hour, and
this is my busy day."
"lie's stuck on himself."
"How d:Hs that come?"
"Spilt a buttle of uiuoila&e."
"He U very sympathetic."
"Do you think soV"
"Yea. Dtu't you?"
Well. I never not!-ed. Who did
you ever ce hlin ny inm. with?"
"iliui.f if, a thousund time."
"niches d-m't briij& happiness."
"That's a fact."
"Well, even at thnt tlicy don't bold
any edge over poverty."
"Why do you talk no much?"
j;eauro i cant truut or aoytHTsg
"Anything hxki good to me."
"l'ou are a promoter, 1 suppose
"Habit or gealua?'
The Off Year.
The presidential lightning rod
la fvearcrili.g out tho skies,
j - Bon.e who art woarliig u are not
Ot slderrnanic lz-;
P'jt. while. vi lt-l!y they strut
l-ic.-itn It, r.ctr f ;ar
Thdt t.;ey wlii e-. er win th jrli4
We 1! sift i.ifc.-ti tut next ytur.
it Startled the World
when the, u ;... ... .. , wer
: h;t.:i lor '. ieu'r. Arnica 8a!vc.
but i yi.ara of woujjiful mr. fcav.
proved then tru, a.'ii everywhere on
earth for burns, b'Aa, scalds, eorcv
cut, bruiaes, bp ins, swellings, eczo
rna, rr.pped hands, fever iofi trnd
Oilt-3. Oa!y fcenu at all druggists.