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THE HOCK ISCANT) ABGUS. MONDAY, JUNE 5, 1911.
PtMltM Dally and Weekly at
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BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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All communication of argument tire
character, political or rellg-looa. moat
have real nam attached for publica
tion. Wo much, article will be printed
over fictitious alg-natarea.
Correapoadeuce solicited from eei
township la Rock Island county.
Monday, June 5, 1911.
Why not permit the light of arbi
tration to shine on the electrical
If the trusts are to be allowed to
do the same thing to us legally that
they have heretofore done illegally,
what's the difference to the men who
pay the bills?
The fact that Milwaukee is asking
for the national prohibition conven-
won ougai 10 uui iue aeieeaies on
their guard. They should remember
what it was that made Milwaukee
Kansas is said to have become
highly prosperous since it took to
raising catalpa trees. Let us hope
that Kansas will Quit raising that
other thing that it has been famous
for so long.
The erection of a monument to the
late Senator Allison at Dea Moines
is now assured, the total sum neces
sary to make available the state's do
nation having beon subscribed. The
amount of contributions reported by
Genera! Dodge is $31,856.
Evils of Fishing.
Horace Greeley used to say that
lie wanted to knock off work long
enough to go fishing, but that he
never was able to do It. Here is
Rev. I. N. UJlerry, who, having
reached the ripe age of 60 years,
during which time he broke the
bread of life to the people of Mar
ion. Ind., concluded to go fishing.
He dug his bait, started out and
landed in t !-.,- nearest creek a tre
mendous ca::i-'. In getting the fish
off the hook. 1e lacerated his finger,
paid no attent'on to it, blood poison
ing set in nntl lirother Ullerry is now
an nngel, wblK- his congregation
mourns the loss of a pastor.
All of which shows that it 1b dan
gerous for a man of God to leave his
usual occupation, even to fish.
General Diaz so conducted himself
during the past week as to make easy
and logical his recall should the revo
lutionary party fail in the task of re
construction. In voluntarily with
drawing from the country he has left
Madero unembarrassed and free to
proceed without even a suggestion of
restraint by Diaz's influence. In re
vealing this fine consideration and
excellent temper the ex-dlctator may
have been more st-lUsh than patriotic,
counting as !f i,n that Mexico will
have need of li.n again.
The revolutiei::iry party will have
to stand the arid test during the
next six months. Will Madero, quick
In criticism of. Diaz for suppressing
freedom of speech and the pres. be
as zealous in behalf of this freedom
when it makes privileged criticism of
him? Will Madero. who has been
quick to criticise the restriction at
tending the suffrage and the conduct
of elections, extend the one and safe
guard the honesty of the other if
there Is the prospect of defeat of his
ambition unless he uses coercion to
insure his own election? In fine
wil! Madero be a great unselfish
utateman rendering to Mexico a ser
vice such as Bismarck rendered Ger
many! Some Cynic has snld thnt self in
terest governs the fictions of all men.
On whether Felf Interest or national
interest Is the dominant considera
tion of Madero depends the future of
the republic to the south.
The Trust, the Men and the Lw.
According to Attorney General
WJckersham, respect for the anti-
trust law Is to be enforced through i erhoff and Miss Julia Crawford,
the prosecution of the men who are The program followed the supper
responsible for its violation. The 'hour. The main number of the even
corporations already have been found ing's entertainment wes the address
in a citil action to have violated the ! by H. E. Brown, former principal of
law and have been given a reason- j Rock Island high school. The great
able time to reorganize in accordance : er number of those present at the
with its provisions. meeting attended school during the
The object of an anti-trust law is time Mr. Brown was principal. His
not to destroy business, but to re-! address had to do with the increased
ctrain men from using the provisions j life in the high schools. He present
of the corporation law for criminal ed statistics showing the Increase in
purposes. The supreme court ia the population during the last 10 years
several cases decided lately has con
strued the law, and has told the peo
ple what it understands to be a "com
bination in restraint of trade."
The attorney general has signified
to the house committee of congress
his intention to prosecute the heads
of the oil and tobacco trusts. The
supreme court has opened the door
for these prosecutions through its de
cision which not only pointed out the
specific violations of the law, but up
held the doctrine of personal respon
sibility. If these men are brought to
trial the Juries should not find it hard
to convict them upon the evidence,
and the law which will be laid before
The fining of a corporation and the
compulsion of it to obey the law un
der civil process Is a very different
thing from the trial and conviction of
men who have been responsible for
the unlawful acts, and who are sub
ject to fine and imprisonment. This
end can be attained under the pro vi
sions of the law without further
More strength to the arm of the
attorney general In his effort to visit
the penalties of he law upon the men
who have violated the law.
Can Stop It
Qtrlncy Herald: The newspapers
of the United States can stop these
reckless, life risking automobile
speed contests If they want to.
Why not do It?
It Is actually criminal to plan
events of this character which are
almost certain to result in the killing
of somebody. If there has been any
Important auto racing program In
the last three years that has not
been attended by one or more deaths
we do not now recall It. At all
events there has not been one which
has not been accompanied by fright
ful accidents and Injuries.
Of course, the states csn make
laws prohibiting such performances
as a menace to life and limb and
against the peace and good order of
any community. But they have not
made such a law. They prohibit
prize fights and even put the ban
0n boxing bouts because of their sup
posed brutality. And yet it Is the
raroat thlnar tn lisir rif a nil H Hot rA-
, WUed D n,s opponent.. blows,
j But we caQ top lt
Tf fh .--nTr. f tb mnntrv
would put up a united front of oppo
sition. If they would attack It with
persistent protests and combine in
an avalanche of editorial condemns-
tlon. If they would unitedly agree
not to advertise or write up the
events. If they would Insist that
the auto manufacturers and agents
who entered into such dangerous
sport should be put under the ban
and their machines be Ignored by
prospective purchasers. If, In fact, ;
they would begin a crusade with all
the power and possibllitias of the
press to prevent It, there would not
be many more mad dashes to break
the record at 80 miles an hour with
death riding on the steering wheel
and mutilation and misery In control
of the clutch.
It is a comfort to know that a
very respectable number of the lead
lng papers are beginning to realize
the heinousness of these events and
are denouncing them in unmeasured
terms. It is time that every news
paper In the land joined to make
the gatherings at these speedways so
disreputable and unwarranted that
respectable citizens would be afraid
to risk their reputations by attend
We can stop It.
Let's do it.
STEWART IS NEW
Three Hundred Attended An
nual Banquet of Sock Island
High School Association.
H. E. BROWN IS SPEAKER
Former Ixnal lMnclpol Shows Re"
markable Increase in Enroll"
mcnt tn lO Y
Although the weather Saturday
evening was stiflingly warm, more
than 300 members of the Alumni as
sociation of Rock Island high school
and teachers of the faculty of the
Bchool gathered for the annual ban
quet and reception, held in the high
Bchool building. The executive com
mittee had arranged for at least S00
people. The number present was the
smallest since the inauguration of
the banquet as the annual feature.
A. D. Welch, retiring president, and
H. H. Hubbard headed the commit
tee in charge of the affair. During
the serving of supper by the mem
bers of the junior class of the school
a ballot for officers for the ensuing
year was taken. Two tickets had
been prepared by the committee and
the following was named:
President William M. Stewart.
Vice President William J. S
Secretary Miss Kstherine Helm
beck. Executive Committee Jamea
Maucker, chairman; Harold Speldel.
Mrs. H. A. Clevenstlne, Verne Brink-
and the last 10 years in the United
States and then presented the per
cent of Increase high school en
rollment for rein rive periods.
FROM 1ZT TO soe.
He said that 20 years ago In Rock
Island high school, with a dty half
of the size of the present, there were
but 125 students, approximately,
while now there are approximately
600. The school then was a thing
apart from the active life of the
world and the heads of It thought
that it should be free from any con
tamination with things tn the active
world. The education was individual
and emphasis was upon perfection
of the individual and therefore nar
row. Now the world demands more
in social and business life and the
higher education is demanded there-
fore by more.
Mr. Brown stated that while be
Atlantic Fleet Has New Commander
Hauls Down His Flag After
After forty-seven years service In the navy Rear Admiral Seaton Schroeder relinquished command of the At
Untie fleet to Rear Admiral Hugo Osterhaus. Schroeder has a splendid record In the navy. He was appointed from
South Carolina on SepU27, 1864. ss a midshipman and was made ensign on April 19, 1869. On July 12. 1870, h
was promoted to the rank of master. His next advancement was to a lieutenancy on Oct. 29, 1872. He was madi
lieutenant commander on Sept. 27, 1S93, and held the commission during the Spanish-American war. He was ex,
ecntJve officer of the battleship Massachusetts, lying at Dry Tortugas, when the Maine was blown up in Havana har
bor and was appointed one of the court of Inquiry to investigate the disaster. He took part in the capture and
sinking of Admiral Cervera's fleet when the Spanish admiral attempted to escape from the harbor of Santiago, and
for his part In this action the administration advanced him three numbers on Aug. 10, 1S0S. On March 8, 1S99
be was promoted to the rank of commander and for several years succeeding 1900 did important service as gov1
ernor of the Island of Guam. Osterhaus was appointed to the navy from Missouri. He was graduated from the Na.
val academy In 1S70. Until Ms latest promotion he was commander of the second division of the Atlantic fleet. H
is sixty years old. c
was principal of the local school he
was not at liberty to Bay that Rock
Island high school was one of the
leading schools of the state. Now
that his relations with the school
consist In only past relations, he felt
that he might tell the members of
the association that their city had
in It a high school that in the large,
was second to none in the state. The
size of the school is all out of pro
portion to the size of the city.
HONORS IS OTHER SCHOOLS.
And as the enrollment increases,
the usefulness ot the institution in
creases. In 'the last 10 years, ac
cording to Mr. Brown, graduates of
the local high school have won hon
ors In schools In all parts of the
country, and rank high in the work.
Many of them have been honored
with membership in the Phi Beta
Kappa, an organization exclusively
for those who are excellent in schol
Public notice is hereby given thai
a special meeting of the stockhold
ers of the Streckfus Steamboat Line
company will be held on the 17th
day of June, A. D., 1911, at the
hour of 10 o'clock, a. m., at No. 39
State bank building In the city of
Rock Island, 111., for the purpose of
considering the following questions:
1. Changing the name of said cor
poration to Streckfus Steamboat
2. Increasing the number of di
rectors of said corporation from
three to five.
3. Electing two directors In case
the proposition to Increase the num
ber of directors is adopted.
JOE STRECKFUS. "
Board of Drectois
in a life time. So remember
the graduate by giving some
thing lasting as well as orna
mental. We have lavalliers, pendsnts
set with diamonds, pearls,
Diamond rings, coral rings,
baroque rings, something al
ways sure to please.
Large lockets long chains,
bracelets, watches, guaranteed
to be timepieces for life. Re
member in selecting Jewelry,
buy where quality is the first
Opposite Harper House.
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The Argus Daily Short Story
An Important Link
Copyrighted, 1911. by
A man was dining in an Italian res-
taurant in New York when two other
"Hello, Fabronl!" exclaimed one of
the two who entered.
"Hello yourself, Zanella. Sit down
at this table."
"I have a friend with me."
"There Is room for your friend, too,
and I shall be happy to know him."
"Giuseppe, Attanasio, this la my
friend Andrea FabronL"
The two men who were thus Intro
duced stretched forth a hand each to
the other. In doing so Attanasio's coat
sleeve was raised, exposing his cutf.
Fabroni's eyes lighted on the linked
button, but only for the fraction of a
second Indeed, not long enough for
Attanasio to notice that Fabronl re
pressed s start.
"What are you doing now, Fabronl?"
asked Zanella after the party had been
"I have taken an agency for an olive
oil house in Naples." said the man ad
dressed. "I shall open an office soon
with a warehouse in rear."
"You like New York?
"Very much. The bay here Is not
the bay of Naples, but the city Is bet
ter adapted to money making than
Naples. Are you a resident here,
Temporarily. I am looking for a
"You will need some capital. There
Is room in the Importing of foreign
"Thank you for the Information. 1
shall look Into the matter."
"Have you been here long?" asked
Fabronl of Attanasio.
"A couple of weeks."
"What news did you bring from our
CarlS8ima Italia? When 1 left every
one was talking about the Archeopoli
When Fabronl said this his eyes
were fixed upon those of Attanasio. It
seemed to Zanella. who bad been look
ing over the menu and at the moment
raised his eyes, that this merely hap
pened so, but be was surprised to no
tice a slight change come over the
countenance of the man addressed.
"There was nothing of importance
taking place when I sailed," said At
tanasio "Hsd the police got any clew as to
who murdered Archeopoli?"
"I don't know."
"Do you think that fellow Dl Gukla
had anything to do with it?'
"It was the general opinion when I
left that he was the murderer."
"Is there any evidence to prove it?"
"I really don't know. These crimi
nal matters don't Interest me. They
are grewsome affairs."
Attanasio spoke impatiently.
"The only reason I don't like New
York." said FabronL "is the bad
name these Black Hand people give us
Italians. I'm almost ashamed to look
an American in the face and own I
am an Italian. New York Is full of
our countrymen who should be behuud
bars. As soon as one of our criminals
at home does something to cause the
sleepy police to wake up and go for
him be skips over here.1
The carablnierl are not lazy,"
47 Years' Service.
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By Andrew 0 .Ewing.
Associated Literary Preaa.
Vea. but thev Dride themselves so
far on being a national police that
they have no stomach for such cases
as they think belong to the municipal
force. They could If they would, but
they won't It is my opinion that if
the government had put the carabl
nierl on the Archeopoli murder case
as soon as If occurred they would have
secured the murderer. As it is, he has
got away safely enough. Likely he
has come over here."
When Fabronl spoke this last sen
tence be again fixed his eyes on those
of Attanasio. But the latter as soon
as the conversation had been turned
back to criiulnal matters sat drum
ming with bis fingers on the table a
though, not relishing such talk, be pre
ferred to drop out of It.
"These criminals" Fabronl was be
ginning again whea Zanella Interrupt
"Oh. sink criminals!" he said. "Let's
ind something better to converse upon
Do you think our people at home will
ever be able to disband our army and
save the cost of supporting 300,000
"We may," said Fabronl. "If we wish
to see some of our old enemies come
down on us and occupy our territory
again. That's what has ruined us.
Bad government is what has made so
"Criminals again!" exclaimed Atta
nasio. "Your friend, my dear Zanella,
has criminal on the brain."
"Really, gentlemen," Fabronl went
on, "you must permit me to finish. We
have bad more bad government In Na
ples than any other part of Europe,
and that Is what has made so many of
our people cutthroats. I wish to tell
you one bit of criminality, and then
I will let up. It Is a matter that was
told me by a friend of mine in the
municipal police of Naples It is about
a murder perpetrated not long ago. A
member of the celebrated Camorra bad
got rich by his robberies and wished
to live a life of ease without danger.
To get rid of those of the Camorra
who knew about his transactions he
Informed upon them. No sooner had
he done so than he was condemned to
The speaker paused and sipped hli
wine. Zanella glanced at his friend
Attanasio and saw that Fabroni's story
was having a powerful effect on him.
He fingered his glass nervously, and
his restless eye was never fixed but
for a few moments on any object.
"A man whom we will call Amadeo,"
continued FabronL "was deputed to do
the deed. He and the person to be
dispatched bad been and were sup
posed to be bosom friends. He knew
the doomed man's residence, the room
be slept in and bow to get in and out
without being seen. One night he
climbed a lattice, got on a roof, enter
ed his friend's room, and well, the
next morning his friend was found
dead In his bed and quantities of Jew
elry be bad gained by stealth were
mi&sing. The stealing of the Jewelry
was to give the impression that the
man had been murdered for that es- ,
pec tail j."
J The speaker again paused and took
a sip of wine Attanasio bad become
mAM and mstA rt n A .III
...... w v m I I UU UO yt JLV
"Go ahead." said Zanella. "If you
will give us your horrid stories, snd
get through with It"
"Be patient I am nearly finished.
The murder was reported to the po
lice, who at once took possession of
the premises. On the floor they found
an article of Jewelry that bad been
doubtless dropped by the murderer In
his hurry. It would form a good clew
If Its mate for It was one of two
could be found on any one. The case
was put Into the hands of Marshal
Rizzuto of the carabiniert. who at once
began investigations. He learned that
"the murdered man's intimate friend.
Amadeo. was missing. The problem
was to find Amadeo.
"But to do this he must first gain
the confidence of the man's friends.
Rizzuto disguised himself as a peddler
of trinkets such as are sold on the
streets of Naples for a few centesimi
each to tourists, mostly Americans,
and. making his Uviug in this way, be
was not suspected when he told cer
tain criminals that he would like to go
Into crime as a means of subsistence.
He was not long In finding persons
who were anxious to help him for a
6hare of the plunder. But his ulti
mate object was to effect an entrance
into the noble society of the Camorra
as the only way to hear of Amadeo.
He failed In this, but learned the
whereabouts of his man In another
way. One of Amadeo's former ac
quaintances, an Italian American,
wrote anonymously to the commander
of the carablnierl that he bad seen
Amadeo, whom be knew to be wanted
for the Archeopoli murder, in New
The story was drawing to a close,
and Attanasio looked as If it had been
wound sbout him as sn anaconda will
wind itself about Its prey. He looked
for a loephole for escape, but none ap
peared. Besides, the story teller was
holding him with his eyes.
"Rizzuto," continued FabronL "at
once took a steamer for America. Ar
riving In New York, he sought some
Information of Amadeo. Unfortunate
ly he had never seen the murderer, and
there were no pictures of him. Rizzu
to, too, visited many Italian resorts, but
made no headway. One day he went
into an Italian restaurant to dine. An
acquaintance came in with a friend,
whom he Introduced to Rixsuto. In
stretching forth his arm this man dis
played a linked cuff button."
The speaker paused again to fix his
eyes on Attanasio. They seemed to
paralyze the man. Then Fabronl
"Pull up your coat sleeve, please."
Attanasio reluctantly and with a
trembling hand did as he was told.
Fabronl put his thumb and finger in
his vest pocket and pulled out a link
cuff button. It matched the one dis
played. "Raise the other sleeve-please."
Attanasio, with the same reluctance,
obeyed the order. The two buttons
were not mates.
"Chance," exclaimed FabronL "or,
rather, Amadeo's foolbardiness or
vanity, gave Uizzuto not only a clew
but absolute proof as to the Identity
of his man."
The story teller turned to Zanella.
"Pardon me," he said, "for inflicting
upon you this uninteresting story. I
have really been operating the third
degree upon your friend. Senor At
tanaslo. I came here to find him, and,
as 1 have said, blind luck and his own
folly have delivered him Into my bands.
You may Introduce me aright as Mar
shal Rizzuto of the National Italian
Attanasio quick as a flash put his
band under his coat and drew a knife,
which be raised ready to strike his tor
mentor, but the eye of the carabinler
never for a moment left that of the
man he wanted and saw the design be
fore it bad even begun to be executed.
A cocked revolver was thrust under
the criminal's nose before he could
bring the stiletto down. Then Zanella
took the weapon, and this flash In the
pan was all that Interfered with the
arrest Some disturbance was caused
in the restaurant by the scene, and, the
landlord coming over to the table where
It occurred. Rizzuto said to him calmly:
"The police, please."
While the telephone bell was ringing
the criminal, recovering something of
his nerve, said to the carabinler:
"I can put you on to a far more im
portant person or persons than my
self. Leave me out and take them In."
"Who are they?"
"If you know anything about those
men you will have to tell It to the
officers of the law. I have no authority
to deal with yon In that matter. '
June 5 in American
1851 The first chapter of "Uncle
Tom's Cabin." Harriet Bcecber
Stowe's anti-slavery novel, appear
ed in the National Era at Washing
ton. 1892 OH City and Titusvllle, Pa., dev
astated by a . fire created with
burning oil, 300 lives being lost
1807 Rear Admiral Samuel P. Lee. TJ.
8. N, retired, last of the civil war
commanders of great squadrons,
died; born 1812.
1910 William Sydney Porter (O. nen
ry, story writer) died; born 1807.
Great Desert of Africa.
The great desert of Africa has neaitv
the dimensions of the United States
ILLINOIS MOSAIC TILE CO.
226 Seventeenth Street
Contractors and dealers in
Mosaic tile floors. Repair
work a specialty. Esti.
mates cheerfully given.
CALL WEST 1759
G. C. TRENT, Manager.
rr-HERB is this to be said about a per
son who is afflicted by deadly
method it is nice to go away from
home and leave him there all day.
Being contented makes some of ns
A man who Is much In the public
eye finds it bard to be natural.
A girl who makes taffy Isn't neces
sarily stuck up.
Our neighbors really owe us a vote
of thanks because we never tell all we
Most women read novels to find out
how people don't act
The right kind of man generally
has the rlbt kind of wife.
The one thing one woman never en
vies another Is ber taste.
There are persons who talk much
about what they have done because
they have done so little.
Oh, Isn't ha tha busy bea.
The porter on tha train?
A nervous scout ha hop about
With all his might and main.
Ha races up and down tha alale
To suard with cara his trust.
And whnn his broom finds elbow f
II fills your throat with dust
Ho brtnir the llttla girl a drink.
A pillow shakes for dad.
As for tba rest, be tries his best
To make each member (lad.
He shows tha men folks how to go
To find the smoklns car.
It's his dellht to strike a IlsW
For every new cigar.
He fixes up the berths at nlfht
trt regal Pullman style,
Bhlnes up the shoes that stand by twee '
Sug-gestlve In the aisle,
And when the morning comas asala
And hungry folks must sup
Ha shoos them toward the breakfast
The while he tidies up.
But when they near tha Journey's end
And grips are In the alala
Excitement grows, you may suppose
With each succeeding mile.
And when the tips begin to flow
Into his waiting mitt.
If not too small the total haul.
It's then he throws a fit.
"Do you enjoy looking through a
"Yes, If it belongs to some one else."
"What difference does the owner
ship make on the brightness ot the
stars or the distance you can look
away at sea?"
"Ob, I thought you were talking
about a valise."
"I am all in."
"That's a good thing."
"A good thing?"
"Because you have been out all night
every night for a week."
Commercialism Gone to Seed.
"Why don't you have a little sense?"
"Good gracious, man! Do you know
who 1 am?"
"No. Who are you?"
"I am a trllllonalre, and it Is not
required of me that I have anything
"Would you rather be born great or
"That's funny. Why?"
"Did you ever hear of anybody get
ting a hunk of dough Just for being
"His sins have
found him out"
"You beard about ice cream betag
"It doesn't seem to scare you."
"No. If it was good for yoa yen
wouldn't like It."
Vain Endeavor. .
"I would like to satisfy you. sweet
heart" "Oh. dear, don't"
"I know I should never be con tea fed
to be satisfied."
"Jack proponed last night."
"Oh. not at alL I refused him."
"Then I can congratulate him."
May Be Expensive.
Tou think that talk la cheap; but say.
Just let your dear wife go away
Anil when' she thinks of you alone
Call often by Ions dlstsnce phone.
For whwj the monthly bill comes diM
And Is presented thn to you
As you take notice of Its size
There's an opinion you'll revise.
The splendid work of Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tablets is dally
coming to light No such grand rem
edy, for liver and bowel troubles was
ever known before. Thousands bless
them for curing constipation, sick
headache, biliousness. Jaundice and In.
digestion. Sold by all druggists.