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THE ROCK ISI7AND ARGUS. TUESBAT, MAT 30, 1911.
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TRADES )Tg7C0UNCtiL p t
Tuesday, May 30, 1911.
Doer the supreme court ruling In
volve the necessity of being "reason
able" in the use of tobacco, too?
Mexican insurgents in Lower Cal
ifornia have beard that there Is
peace, but they do not believe it.
The tramps are going to have a
convention in Washington on Labor
day. Why in the world should the
tramps wish to celebrate Labor day?
Who does not raise his hat in pride
and reverence, aye, and in sorrow, as
he sees the thinning rank and the fal
tering step as the old soldier marches
In view of the situation in the
United States senate, it Is evident
that the country will have to speak
more aistinctly next year to be fully
understood by the reactionaries.
It is surprising hew a city man,
fortunate in the possesion of a gar
den about the size of a checker
board, can spoil $39 worth of clothes
planting 10 cents worth of peas.
Following the lines of its ruling in
the Standard Oil case, the supreme
court of the United States late yester
day afternoon dissolved the tobacco
trust as a corporation conducted in re
traint of trade. The decision, while
not surprising in view of the unequivo
cal stand taken by the court in the case
of Standard Oil, is aevertheless gratify
ing, and its effect is to show that the
trust is contrary to law as well, as to
the peace and comfort of humanity.
When General Fitzhugh Lee was
governor of Virginia he regularly at
tended a certain Episcopal church.
One day an old friend who had
fought with him in the war followed
him to the services. Meeting him
outside, Lee Inquired: "Well, how
did you like the services?" "Well,
Fitz," chuckled the old soldier, "you
see I'd never been inside of an Epis
copal church before, and I wasn't
jest sure what was right and proper
so I jest riz and fell with you every
France anil England.
"One of the most interesting of
modern developments" to the Boston
Herald "is the cordiality now pre
rai'.ing between France and England.
Tire hatchet that was held aloft for six
hundred years seems to have been
buried at the Vlawn of the twentieth
.century, and with it quarrels that so
long kept these "natural enemies'
from becoming friends. King Edward
VII. did much in his tactful way to
bring about the present good feeling;
but the real factor has been the bet
ter understanding that has resulted
from better acquaintance; also poei
bly a common district of a third great
"It is now strongly urged that the
existing entente bo replaced by a deli
Bite alliance. With France's army, it
is argued, and Britain's navy, the unit
ed nations could defy all who sought
to encroath on their rights.
"A recent utterance by Mr. Delcasse
is in many quarters taken to mea:
that there is already a secret alliance
Delcasse told an interviewer that
France's naval jollcy was directed to
ward ebtablishing a strong fleet in ti e
Mediterranean. He hinted that the"!
French navy would balance the see
forces of Austria and Italy, while Bri
tain would be free to hold Germany in
"Such an alliance, if it exists, would
on the whole be an additional guar
antee of European and world peace.
None of the great nations of the old
world wants to go to war; but in the
case of France and England, natural
desire to keep the peace Is seconded
by evident interest. Neither wants,
more than it has, but each wants o
be left free to deal with the great so
cial and political problems that pre
for sotutlon within its borders."
Adkins vs. Deneen.
When the session of the 47ta I-21-nois
Kt-ueral assembly was drawing tc
a close and forces for and against
the administration water power oiil
were focusing their attention upca
that measuYf, Speaker Adkins took
the floor, denounced Governor Denccu
and said that under no condition?
would the bouse be permitted to con
sider the water power bill. H thti
defied the authority and constitutional
rights of the house itself, set himseif
up as greater than the body ovsr
which he was chosen to pieside, an l
assumed the rule of dictator over lej,
Governor Deneen issued a stalo
ment explaining his position and call
ing attention to the unfairness of tLe
gag- rule as applied by the speaker.
Mr. Adkins has replied. It was an at
tack upon Governor Deneen of a per
sonal and political nature, rather than
an attempt to Justify his use of th
"gag- In the house.
Moreover, his reference to Governor
Deneen's alleged implication in the
Lorimer election will help to intensi
fy the bitterness of feeling among re
publican factions in the state, and is,
as we expected, good democratic liter
ature. Little of what the speaker said
was relevant to the point at issue.
The obvious fact of the whole mat
ter is he wants to be a candidate for
governor. He Is vehemently opposed
to the present republican administra
tion and has been visiting "the higi
mountain" with the Shurtleff-Chiper-fleld-Browne-Lorimer
whose tributes to "the statesman frotn
Dement have been eloquent and
which have had a most tremendous
swelling effect upon the speaker's
egotism. Whether seriously or no,
they offered bim crown and eepter
and be accepted. He assumes he has
played a smooth game of politics ana
placed himself in line for the guber-j
uiuiiai uuuuusiiuu. nuu m iuis ecu
nection the speaker is destined itn
doubtedly to have his egotism punc
tured. Here's the point Forget that it
was the water power bill at issu;.
Suppose he had killed the Brovne It-;
bti bill in a similar manner.
As earnestly as the press of the
state opposed that Browne libel bVil,
that bill had a right to consideration
upon the floor of the house. Speaker
Adkins would have denied the houte
its constitutional rights if he had re
fused that measure consideration af
ter the committee had acted upon it
Browne an,d his friends wou'd have
recommended that Adkins be shot it
sunrise if he had killed their bill iu
that way. Or suppose he had taken a
similar position upon the initiative
Would he have been justified even
if the governor had brought to hear
every administration and official effort
to secure the passage of the iniative
The speaker simply saw what l.e
thought was a good opportunity to
make a grand-stand political play.
Suggestions that he was a guberna
torial "possibility" turned his head.
What he thought was his convincing,
delegate-getting "first gun" went oft
backward, and he will be picking the
J snot out of hl8 political legs for some
time to come.
Judge, J ory and Recall.
The Pennsylvania legislature at the
last session amended the divorce law
to dispense with jury trials in divorce
cases and give the power to issue de
crees to the trial judge.
A powerful lobby worked for the
amendment. But not until it was adopt
ed was the fact disclosed that the man
behind the lobby was none other than
a Pittsburg millionaire who despaired
of ever securing a jury's verdict in his
This Pittsburg millionaire's wife was
poor and not very well educated when
he married her. She helped him create
his fortune. She bore him children.
But with his wealth came to him the
desire for life in a new atmosphere
apart from her, and hence the desire
for a divorce.
It is doubtful that with these facta
made clear any jury of 12 men would
conspire with this millionaire to en
able him to get rid of his wife.
Some years ago Standard Oil Flagler
got the Florida legislature to amend
the divorce law to enable him to di
vorce bis wife, who had become insane,
and when the legislature saw what it
had done it restored the law to its
The Pittsburg millionaire, it will be
noted, figures that he can get a judge
to do what he despaired of getting a
jury to do. He believes that it will be
easily possible for him, by one or an
other means, to find a judge who will
view sympathetically his efforts to get
rid of his wife.
Doubtless this Pittsburg millionaire
quite agrees with those gentlemen who
profess to fear with the dread they
would have of a plague, the recall of
AFFAIRS IN PHILIP
(Continued from Pag-a Ona.)
sweeping inquiry into Commissioner
Worcester's record, in particular, and
a house-cleaning of the American office
holders in the islands in general.
The petition is now before the house
committee on insular affairs and that
committee is making preparations to
formulate a resolutiin that will meet
the demands cf the petitioners. It 14
probable that the question of an In
quiiy into Commissioner Worcester's
official conduct will come before the
June caucus of the democrats of the
house. At that time there will also
be considered what disposition is to be
made of the resolution of Representa
tive Cox. of Ohio, who wants to have
the war department tell congress what
the Philippines have cost the United
States since their occupation, 12 years
ago. There is a general feeling that
the war department will not give up
this information without a fight and
there is general talk among the demo
crats that the only way to gather the
real facts as to the cost is to send a
special committee to the islands.
NOT A STKAXGKH.
Commissioner Worcester is not a
stranger to official Washington. The
last congress remembers him very well
as the man responsible for the sale of
the friar lands to the former sugar
trust officials. His conduct in this In
stance, after a lengthy hearing, was
whitewashed by the then republican
majority. The democrats, now in the
majority, gained a very unpleasant im
pression of the secretary of the inter
ior of the islands, especially when it
was shown that the practice was per
mi'ted of allowing government officials
to have prospectors stake public lands
for them. It was shown also that E. L.
Worcester, a nephew of the secretary,
was given heavy leases of public Isnds
Characteristic Snapshot of War Secretary Stimson
Greeting General Fred Grant at Governors Island.
i. P-.t K3t
t. a '
Henry L. Stimson, the new secretary of war in President Taft'a cabinet,
ty on Governors island in aid of the Army Kelief society. Secretary Stimson's
salute. He was met by General Grant and escorted by a guard of honor from
tween a double file of soldiers.
Secretary Worcester evidently has not
the sweet, historic dispositions of
pedigogues, for when this lease to his
nephew was criticised by the Manila
newspapers he had the legal depart
ment of the Philippine commission get
busy and sent the editors and owners
of one newspaper, one of the editors of
which was a member of the Filipino as
sembly, to the penitentiary on the
ground that they had libeled him. He
even went so far ae to make threats
against Representative Martin of Colo
rado, when .the latter secured a con-
gressional investigation of the friar
land sales. The Philippine assembly
unanimously passed resolutions in its
last session censuring the official con
duct of Mr. Worcester. This proves
to the American people how mistaken
have been the enthusiastic imperialists
of the administration, who., were pre
dicting that the U. S. would have its
best men as officials in the islands to
conduct the affairs of the nation's
wards. Democrats feel it is up to them
to give early freedom to the Philip
pines. COURT HOUSE RECORD
Real Estate Transfers.
Lewis R. Gaylord to F. W. Simonson
and John Schafer, lot 5. block 3. Smith
and White's addition, Moline, $900.
Michael Fitzglbbon to Mary Fitzgib
bon, lot 28, block 5, Silvis, $2,770.
Trustees lsf Congregational church
to Grace H. Witter, tract S. W. N. E.
section 25-19-1E, $1.00.
Grace H. Witter to Trustees 1st Con- j
gregatlonal church and society, tract
S. E. V 25-19-1E, $1.00. '
Joseph E. Livingston et al to Frank
and Rosa Hill, lot 2, block 1. Richard
son's addition. Port Byron, $440.
C. E. White to Robert W. McGimp
eey. lot 21, block 165, East Moline, $300.
John M. Rosenberg to A. II. Arp, lot
2. block 3. second Fairmount addition,
Myron Walker to J. D. Metzgar, lots
1 to 7 inclusive, Ampitbeatre Park,
John Kleppenberg to D. Y. Allsbrow,
part lot 6, block 175, East Moline. $S50.
Horace M. Anderson to William
Gamble, lot 3, block 5, Wheelock's ad
dition, Moline. $1.00.
Hjalmer Eckberg to Henry P. Cor-
bin, lot 159, Emma D. Velie's addition, !
Moline, $2,900. s j
Edward F. Johnson to Augustana '
Book concern lots 8, 9, block 5, Colum
bia Park, Rock Island. $3,000.
"Vetting 3.33 per cent to 7.23
per cent, denominations, $20O,
Ftrst lien against choice res
idence property on Twenty-fifth
street. Seventh to Ninth ave
nue. Thirty-eighth street Fifth
to Seventh avenue Forty-second
street, Seventh to Ninth
avenue. Seventh avenue ( boule
vard) Thirtieth to Forty-sixth
Call or phone
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The Argus Daily Short Story
The Girl Who Loved Him By Thomas R. Dean.
Copyrighted, 1911, by Associated Literary Press.
Commencement was but a couple of
months away, and I was very busy
getting my classes ready for the ex
ercises, when Laura Warren, a senior
of the Woman's college, remained aft
er lecture one afternoon to ask me
some questions about her graduation
j speech. Miss Warren was to have the
i salutatory oration, which is aTtoays
spoken in Latin. She had become very
proficient in the Latin language and
literature and selected for the sub
ject of her commencement oration
"Augustus Caesar, the Founder of -the
"What, professor," she said, "do you,
think I would better hold up to the au
dience as the prominent feature of
"That, living in an age of magnifi
cence and luxury, he personally main
tained simplicity of living.""
"He built or commenced that mar
velous structure the palace of the
"But lived and died In the hotise
in which he was born. He never left
It for its spleDdid additions."
Miss Warren did not seem to have
heard my reply. She appeared to be
BIB BKAL l lrt'Ii OBBS SAiTK TO XOTL
thinking of something else. I asked
her what was on her mind.
"Suppose, she replied, 'Instead of
Augustus I take for my subject some
pure, noble Roman woman, one with
a love story in her life?"
"It would be- a more Interesting
theme to yonr audience. "
Miss Warren smiled. 1 aaked what
"Professor," she replied. "It does not
occur to you that my audience will
not understand one word of my ora
tion." "Beally. I did not think of that."
"Tou are so immersed in the affairs
of tie Romans that yon live some eix-
I teen or seventeen centuries ago. You
are singularly oblivious to what goes
I on about yon. Ton would be of great
: assistance to me in an oration on Aa
j gastas, but if I chose a theme based
' an the. love of a "Roman maiden you
was a visitor at the annual garden par
arrival was announced by the usual j
the boat to the house, walking be-
would be useless to me."
"Why so?" I asked, surprised.
"Because you know nothing about
love. You do not even know that one
of the students in this college )ove
"ioves me 7 k
"She has given you her whole heart"
"Who is she?"
"You surely wouldn't have me be
tray the poor girl. But enough of
this. I came to consult you about
my oration and should not have spoken
of a private matter. I shall not speak
on 'Augustus. 1 have a topic, much
used, it is trne, but one that excites
powerful emotions, 'a vestal virgin
who loved and suffered the frightfu
penalty attached to the crime of a
vestal's loving.' "
Miss Warren left me with a smile
on her Tery attractive lips. left me
a changed man. Up to this moment
I had been so absorbed in the ancients
that I had taken no thought of the
moderns, and,,' as for the matter of
love, I did not know what It meant.
My pupil had awakened au interest in
it that struck home. Some girl loved
me. Why, I waa thirty-five, bald,
wore spectacles and was an acknowl
edged bookworm, a wizened speci
men of a man without one attractive
Miss Warren came up to me after
lecture again in a few days to tell
me that she would not select for her
topic a vestal who broke her tows, but
one who when the Roman people were
going over to Christianity in crowds
Joined the throng. 1 told Miss War
ren that if she vacillated among so
many subjects she would have no ora
tion at all. Instead of being Impress
ed with my caution she laughed and
submitted several more topics "The
Conspiracy of Catiline. "The Death of
Jugertha." "Was Romulus a Myth 7
If I favored one of these topics she in
clined toward another. At last. Aiding
it impossible to concentrate her taind
on any one of them, 1 gav np try
ing. - The truth Is l wished to ask her
again which one of the girls she had
referred to in, her former conversation
with me, but I considered such a sub
ject between -professor and student in
terdicted, and, sixtce she hud refused to
tell me before, 1 bad no hope of her
telling me now.
So passed the time till within a
month of commencement One day
when I dismissed my class I called
Miss Warren up to my desk and asked
her bow she was getting on with her
oration. She smiled and said she was
still bunting for a subject I strove :
to Impress cpon her the necessity of
a decision, whereupon she said she
was thinking of taking for a theme a
girl of Pompeii who loved a man and
was pondering on a modest way to let
him know it when the dreaded vol
cano of Vesuvius opened, buried the
city under ashes, and the man with It
I looked so lugubrious at this in
direct reference to my own case that
Miss Warren smiled. That smile up
set me. 1 didn't know whether I
was a professor coaching a student or
a man wtn an nnsolvable love prob
lem to deal with. Was it sympathy
for this unknown girl who loved me
or was 1 in love with the unknown
girl? Norsene" - How could I be in
love with an unknown .person?
I was conscioua of appearing a
fool while Miss Warren stood looking
at the floor in that respectful attitude
which a student is supposed to main
tain in the presence of a professor.
At the same time there remained a
tiny curve at the corners of her
mouth and a soft look in her eye that
puzzled ' and at the same time made
me feel very queer.
"Select my topic for me, professor,"
she said. "I will use any you name,
and I am sure that with the feeling
ever present that it is your choice I
shall write a good oration."
I wondered what she meant by that
"In that case I will choose the one
you first named. "Augustus Caesar.' "
From this time Miss Warren took
hold of the matter seriously. She con
sulted me constantly, and as I saw
her oration grow up under my en
couragement and influenced here and
there by my suggestions my interest
In the young oratress constantly In
creased. 1 forgot about the girl who
had honored me with her love and be
gan, to wish that Miss Warren might
stand in her place.
On commencement day. when the
salutatorian stood up in the attire of a
girl graduate spotless white and in a
melodious voice spoke in a language
that died many centuries ago, I lis
tened in rapt attention. I was fa
miliar with it all. but as I listened to
the words come forth, every one enun
ciated musically, it seemed to me that
no language has ever been so beauti
ful, so impressive, as that of Cicero
and of Horace.
Once only the speaker cast her eyes
down upon me, sitting with other
members of the ftculty Just beneath
her. when uttering a sentence In
which she had made an error and
which I had corrected for her. Instead
of the Latin word "amare." "to love,"
she had used the word "amavi." "I
have loved." ner beautiful orbs sank
to mine only for a moment, then were
raised to the throng.'
I could not but be astonished that an
oration so beautifully delivered and so
well composed should have produced
so little efTect. But when I remem
bered that I and possibly one or two
others alone understood what the
speaker was talking about my sur
prise faded into a regret that the au
dience could not have enjoyed it as I
1 did not see Miss Warren after the
delivery of her speech, but called upon
her that evening before her Intended
departure to congratulate her upon
its merits. I found her expecting me,
and so enthnsiastic was I over her ef
fort of the day that, takiug her hand
to express my enthusiasm. I found it
diflicult to release it When I did so
she led me to seats where we could
sit side by side, and I went over her
oration, repeating sentence after sen
tence in rapture.
I was surprised that she did not
6how evidence of being especially
pleased at my encomiums. She listen
ed somewhat impatiently to them and
when I rested for breath said:
"Do you wish me to tell yeu before
I go the name of that girl who has
given you her heart?"
"No; I don't."
We were sitting close together, she
bending forward, toying with some or
namental work on the skirt of her
dress, so that my eyes fell upon the
curves of her waist. Something I
know not what got Into my arm, and
without my consent it dropped upon
the waist For a moment I was fright
ened; but, seeiug that she paid no at
tention to what 1 had done, I took
What else occurred during that event
ful evening I consider too sacred to
give. I have written it out In a dead
language, which no one but myself U
likely to understand. Before we part
ed I said to her:
"Since we are betrothed, perhaps you
may not object to tell me who Is the
girl who has given me her heart"
"Don't trouble yourself about her,'
she replied. ' She Is not worthy of so
guileless a man."
All this happened years ago, and I
have since learned how stupid I was
not to even suspect that the saluta
torian of that year, having become at
tached to a bookworm, was obliged to
turn his attention from the dead lan
guages to herself or leave him to his
books. She cared not for Augustus
or the vestals or any other of the per
sons she proposed to make her them.
There was a living person of more
Importance to her than even the dead
emperor. That rerson, I am proud to
say, was the bookworm myself.
May 30 in American
1SGS First general celebration of Sol
diers Memorial day.
1SS7 Major Beu: Perley Poore. Jour
nalist and author, died; born 1820.
HAS NO SUBSTITUTE
TT:n only bzklny bovjsIgp
trsaJo from tSayssl Crapo
Craatti of Tartar
Humor and x
-r nVMCJt ft. SMI Tit
COME women keep their look of
ignation all dusted off and in good
working order so they can don it at a
If work were play and we could earn
a living at it this world wouldn't be
so bad after all.
People who make hay while the snu
shines feel that they are entitled to he
regarded as weather prophets.
If the son always followed In tha
footsteps of his father there would be
no such thing as progress.
A girl finds it hard to determine
whether she wants to marry a man o?
not until she finds some other girl with
her eye on him.
Some people hide their light trader a
bushel because they are so painfully
conscious of its lack of size.
The people who owe ns a grudgo
generally refuse to pay us attention.
The woman who doesn't look her age
knows it well enough.
"His wife la a
"So I bar
"I have not
only beard, but
have tested it
"That has no
weight with bim,
"Well. I'd lika
to know wh;
"He has dys
pepsia. Smooths theWay.
Perhaps In Ughtlng' with tha starm
Or beatinsr down tha plot
Politeness la an empty form;
But. oh. It helps a lot! -
Doesn't it beat the Hollanders how
the king of Italy has J. Plerpont Mor
The master of Wall street goes to as
art sale, flings his money at the auc
tioneer for some swell old daubs and
after buying them fairly and sqnarelj
gives them back when he finds tb
king wants them.
Ah. would that we had Mr. Morgai
so well trained on this side of the wa
ter that when congress or the courti
requested ho dissolution of some tru
he would comply without a murmur.
The king of Italy could get plenty ol
mail order pupils In this country if b
would offer a course in the taming an
handling of J. i'ierpont Morgan.
Tha Way It Goes.
"She made a fool of him."
"What did he think about It?"
"He told her it wasn't a nice thinj
"What did she say?"
"Said cbe was sorry sho took tin
trouble, as she saw that he could maki
a fool of himself without any diffl
"""""' """ V ' ,'
"Is your husband a Democrat or a
Republican, Mrs. Brown?"
"I I don't know."
"Didn't you ever hear him say?"
"Oh, yes, ma'am! But be has got I
new jgb, and I don't know whether hi
has found out yet what his boss is."
"Dad's sick." ,
is it, then?"
"Mother's cleaning house."
"Money makes the mare go." '
"Don't you think so?"
"It never made her go fast eaotagl
to do me any good." '
Raaaon For It.
"Brown's daughter must be stun
"Yes. I understand that he lsnl
going to send her to college."
Figura It Out. ""
WT;en you're up against it stroaa
With a problem that is try Inc.
All along tha road In wrong, S
And It seerna a caaa for crying, .
Mentally Just take Ita alza. ,
Think of It from every angle.
Give your mind aome exercise.
That may clear away tha tangle. '
Sitting down and feeling blue, .s ,
Crying like a water wagon
To the point you have In view.
Will not let you tie your tag oa
It'a by call'.nx on your brain
To relieve the situation
That will make the matter plain
Aa a ke"h of Carrie Nation.
For the man who wDI aot think
There ia many a bump and tumble.
And the way la black aa Ink,
And hla.fondeat bopea will crumbl
But If he will counael take.
With a brain alert and busy.
He will And hlmatlf awake
And hi trouble getting dizzy.
Thinking makes the wheels go round.
That Is bow a man of cunning
Will hla enemlna confound.
Though for him they may ba gunntni
Calmly think the matter o'er;
Then your force will not scatter.
That ia what your brains are for.
That 1 wh7 you have gray ""rtltr
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