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THE ROCK ISEAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 1911.
CHORDS AND DISCORDS
OUR WEEKLY STOEY.
BT THOMAS J. KTBRAT.
EnAsh John and Pat were
trlemd ry workmen who were constantly
tCttng. each one trying to on twit the
"Are you good nt measurement?"'
I am that." said Pat orrtckly.
"Then could you tell me how many
Kits I could get out of a yard?" asked
3nre." aaid Pat. rt all depends on
"whose yard you get Into."
MICROBES IX PnOE BOOTHS.
While the Illinois legislators was
dealing the microbe a telling blow In
doing away with the public drinking
cnp. It might with profit have devoted
a few minutes to the consideration of
securing more sanitary conditions in
car telephone booths.
There is, perhaps, no place, suppos
ed to be sanitary more uninviting or
more poorly ventilated than thete
booths. They suffer In comparison
with a xaoklng coach on an accom
modation train, for occupants often
find tt Inconvenient to dispense witn
their cigar while tn the booth, and
there Is no window which one could
open If so Inclined. The door Is us
ually kept closed, so that the only
time afforded for a change of atmo
sphere is when patrons are passing in
and out. No one entering a telephone
booth can fall to note the stuffiness
and density of the air.
But this is not the only source cf
danger. The mouthpiece is almost
equal o a drinking cup. It is a clepo
ltory for all of the Impurities of the
lungs of the different people talking
Into it. The germs contained in It
may be set in motion by the breath
of the person speaking and in turn In
haled or as may sometimes hapren
be brought into contact with the
spokesman's month, and thus be as
bad or worse than the public drinking
At any rate, there are conditions
about public telephone booths tht
might be Improved In a sanitary way,
and conditions that should engage at
tention of those who look after the
health of the public.
The snake liar of the Macomb By
stander has began early this season,
and this is one of the stories be has
dug up about Bushnell:
A nest of copperhead snakes literal
ly moved in and took possession of the
bouse of Jacob Schnltz, near Bushnell.
One day last week Mrs. Schultx went
Into the yard for something, when she
discovered a number of snakes crawl
ing around. "They were making for
the house, and were of the copperhead
variety. The lady tried to kill them,
but was unsuccessful. This so fright
ened her that with her children she left
the premises In possession of the rep
tiles, and when. Mr. Schultr returned
he found the enemy had taken posses
sion of the house. He killed eight of
them and the rest got away.
THE LAUGH'S OJT TAYLOR.
We take our medicine as willingly as
the baby does the milk bottle when
the high brow Jokers on the big city
papers find any tall grass editorial
blunders in our columns, but when we
slip one over on one of the high batting
average claimed by Bert Leston Taylor,
editor of the Llne-o'-Type column In
the Chicago Tribune, we feel that we
are entitled to a few chuckles up the left
sleeve. Taylor found the following in
our "Valley Clarion" department of!' Tis large, as are our hearts.
last Saturday, and he headed It np
"Hen's New Lay," crediting It to The
Rock Island Argus:
"Hen Jenkins has been sleeping out
doors at nights. Tuesday night he neg
lected to tie up the family cow. and
daring her meandering she butted him
just outside the porch."
Do you see the joke?
LtXTJ HAS WEST.
(Avon, nL, Sentinel.)
Upon a sizzling, summer day
Oar preacher did exchange
His pulpit with another man
One tall and slim and strange.
From Avon, Mr. Ebersoll
Came through the blistering heat.
And proved his strong endurance.
For he came upon his feet.
A sermon fine, of wood and flower,
He gave to us that day;
How little we guessed that mornins hour
He would steal our Lulu away.
But old Dame Rumor tells
And all the signs are good
That ere the summer closes
Shell enter upon wifehood.
"We don't want her to forget us,"
Some friends most sagely said.
"Let us make a little remembrance
To give her ere she wed."
"Produce your calico patches,
Thimble and needle and thread ;
Well make her a token, truly,
She'll prize all her life," tfcey said.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
(From The Arg-us Files of 1886.)
June 11 Diamond Jo is looHnq
about for another boat to add to Lis
fleet. It must combine beauty with
ample room for freight and for pas
sengers. June 12 The 13th annual com
mencement exercises of the Rock la
land high school were held at Harpers
theatre last evening, the house being
crowded to its utmost capacity, demon
strating well a continuous and grow
ing interest in the Rock Ih'and public
school. There were 17 members in
the graduating class.
The C. R. I. & I, and the C. M. ic
St. P. continue the slashing of rafej
This morning Agent Holmes of the
latter road received instructions by
wire to sell tickets from Rock Island
to Chicago and Council Bluffs for
$1. There will no longer he an excuse
for anyone saving they have not beeu
June 14 Everywhere yesterday and
today tli one prime topic of conversa
tion has been the heat. Never before
has such extreme hot weather boen.
known in the month of June. While
exposed to the twin's rays the mercury
shot up to 105 and 109. ,
Twenty-five members of the faculty
and students of Augustana college
leave tonight on the St. Paul for Min
neapolis to the Augustana synod cf
the United States which meets tomor
June 15 The quarterly meeting of
the Y. M. C. A. will be held ton.ght
when the auction of magazines will
June 16 Manager Hartzell of the
Union Street railway Is putting in a
"y" on Third avenue near Seventeentn
street to connect wjjh the Rock la
land and Milan railway.
The new Chicago sleeper on the C.
M. & St. P. road is crowded to Its ut
most capacity since the cheap rates
have (been inaugurated. Last night the
last berth was secured as early as 8
o'clock. The $1 rate catches the na
bobs as well as the small fry.
June 17 The prohibitionists cf
Rock Island county will hold a con
vention in the parlors of the Rock is
land house Saturday for the purpose of
electing delegates to the state conven
tion and such other business as may
come before them.
Mayor Murdock has called a special
meeting of the city council for this
The ring quilt, Just the thing!
Well make it of blue and white,
And work our names upon it,
Where they're never out of sight."
The deed is done! Come, Lulu,
And gaze upon our token,
While we're gathered here today
In a circle somewhat broken.
And as, twas said, is your man;
Thus It represents our affection.
And speaks as loud as It can.
Our best wishes, congratulations,
Our feelings as warm as its cotton;
Our friendship as true as Its blue,
Our hope to be never forgotten.
Please accept it with our love;
We have made it all for you,
May it warm and cheer you often.
When you're homesick up in Peru.
A PERFECT WEDDING.
(From Stark County News.)
Life with all its stern realities oc
casionally breaks out in a halo of light
and joy so resplendent that the clouds
vanish far In the distance, and we
dwell in the realm of ecstacy for a
time. Perhaps the pleasant event at
the home)f Mr. and Mrs. C. S. McKee
Wednesday evening, June 7, mig'it
have been the counterpart of this
when two score of relatives and
friends, in response to invitations,
pulled the latch string of the commodi
ous McKee home to witness the mar
riage of their daughter, Emily Irene,
to William Roland Porman."
Promptly at six oclock as the beau
tiful strains of the wedding march,
rendered by Mrs. W. W. Wright, Sr.,
floated through the rooms, the bridal
party passed into the parlor and took
their places under an arch of smilax
the daisies, with a chancel rail of ferns
forming the background, which, in the
soft and mellow light of wax candles,
made the surroundings sacredly beau
tiful and a (fitting place to take the
solemn marriage vow. Beneath this
beautifully constructed arch, festooned
with delicate and fragrant flowers.
Rev. Charles Stebblns, of the Congva-
gational church, spoke the words which
united he two hearts for the remain
der of life's Journey, and he certainly
has a happy and impressive way of ty
ing the "golden, knot," it was a double
ring service and little (Lucille McKee
was ring bearer, performing her
duty in a faultless manner. The color
scheme was yellow and white. Elea
nor and Ruth McKee were the ribbon
bearers and between panels of ribbon
unfolded by these little 6isters of the
bride, the bridal party were guided to
J" marriage altar.
be bride was becomingly attired In
a gown of Ivory white satin and veil,
with a shower bouquet cf white sweet
peas, and she could not have appeared
to better advantage. Her only orna
ment was a brooch of pearls and dia
monds, a gift from the groom. The
groom was attired in full evening
SCFTRAGETS IX ARMY t
(Chicago Record Herald.)
West Point, N. Y., June 13. Eighty
three young women were today gradu
ated from the military academy into
the United States army and received
their diplomas and commissions from
Secretary of War Stimson. Major Gen
eral Leonard Wood, chief of staff of
the United States army, briefly ad
dressed the graduates.
VOCHE DARNED RIGIfT, LEW..
(Prom Milan Independent.)
Well, it is getting pretty close to a
show down. The Independent gave all
of its subscribers, who wished the ac
commodation, a year in which to pay.
May 8 the year was up. We have ful
filled our part of the arrangement to
the letter, by having furnished the pa
per, as good as we could make it, in
the utmost good faith, for the year.
Many have paid, some early in the
year, others along as they have felt
the Inclination; but right now is the
time for everybody to sit up and take
notice and meet the editor face to face,
plank down the subscription price, and
let the big home paper feel that the
future holds forth the brightest of pros
pects. A word to the wise is sufficient,
in most cases.
VARrSG FROM WASHINGTON.
(From Albany Review.)
Louie Maxfield closes an interesting
letter from Tacoma, Wash., with the
sage admonition: "The women vote
here and we are sure henpecked; for
God's sake don't let them vote in the
good old state of Illinois."
Ben Lltscher went to Clinton last
week and while there got his buggy
pinched between a street car and a
big freight truck. Ben looked the old
vehicle over and concluded It was
"hors du combat," and he rode home
in a new one.
Mrs. Kay lost her driving horse the
other day. It was taken sick and lived
but a few hours.
Cherry picking is on hand and Cher
rydale has a large crop. Dr. Hays is
kept busy superintending the picking.
Uncle Charles George lost two valu
able sheep. The younger Georges say
"Grandpa fed 'em too much."
BASEBALL AND CRAPS.
(From LeRoy, Kan., Report, r.)
The annual row over Sunday base
ball is on in Kansas. Many readers of
the Reporter will remember the time
when they could attend Sunday school
and church in the morning, eat a spring
chicken dinner at home, and then pro
ceed to a neighboring pasture and in
dulge in the king of American games.
And they did so without the fear of the
willow switch in the hands of "dad,"
because "dad" was generally on hand
to enjoy his boy's good plays and groan
over his errors. And "dad" would take
his budding Wagner to church at night
and lead class meeting, and If he men
tioned It to the Lord at all, he was very
apt to thank Him for giving him a
strong, healthy, clean boy, who could
play the game. But nowadays the boy
who indulges in Sunday baseball is apt
to be sent to hell by people who don't
enjoy the game. The trouble with base
ball it is too open and above board.
Wherever a game Is in progress there
Is apt to be considerable noise. The
instructions of the coacher and the
rooting of the fans and all the innum
erable noises that accompany the game
make it such that it cannot be played
in secret. The officers of the law and
other good people who don't like base
ball are bound to find it out How dif
ferent from the festive crap game! A
half dozen of these same boys, who
would much prefer to be playing or
watching a ball game, can sneak off
Into the brush and call "seven come
eleven" all afternoon and there isn't
a word said; for the good people don't
know anything about it, and they pat
themselves on the back and congratu
late themselves that they are saving
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AT ALL DRUG STORES AND GENERAL DEALERS
Judges of election to serve the ensu
ing year have been appointed by the
Rock Island county board of supervis
ors. In the appointment or judges oi
election the board took cognizance of
the provision of the commission form
law, which abolishes all ward lines in
the cities adopting the law. Rock Isl
and Moline having both adopted the
commission forcn have no wards now,
and consequently the precincts are now
designated by numerals from 1 to 16
In Rock Island and 1 to 17 in Moline.
Pollowing are the Judges of election
named by the board:
Cordova Edward Cool, H. C. Tuller,
S. A. Durbin. "
Coe William McRoberts, Richard
Wright, Fred Schwegler.
Cance Creek E. H. McMurphy, J. F.
Siebrandt, Clarence D. Butzer.
Zuma Leslie Hanna, Ambrose Searl,
E. E. Walker.
Port Byron J. J. Huntley, Fred
O'Hara, William E. Filbert.
Hampton First precinct, George
Devinney, Charles Sikes, August Wilke;
second precinct, Andrew O'Brien, Her
man Schweneker, Benjamin Griffith;
third precinct, A. B. E. Adams, Mathew
Buckley, Morris Glanz; fourth precinct,
P. H. Dumbeck. J. R. Kyle, W. J. Oden
dahl; fifth precinct, William Ausbrook,
James Pomeroy Ross Wainwright-
South Moline First precinct, L. K.
Cleaveland, J. G. Stark, Guy Jameson;
second precinct, Zach Einfeldt, A. E.
Bergholtz, W. F. Salzmann.
South Rock Island First precinct,
E. W. Robinson, Ed. Jens, J. A. Don
nell; second precinct, C. C. Kirsch,
Andrew Mannheim, Jacob Scberer.
Black Hawk James M. Johnston,
Frank Harris, W. H. Lovell.
Coal Valley T. R. Lees, Robert Pat
terson, John Lees. I
Rural P. W. Wadsworth, Fred Love,
I. L. Bollman.
Bowling John Lipton, Frank McCon
nell. E. C. Love.
Edgington First precinct, George
Miller, Alfred Elliott, John Lowe; sec
ond precinct, James Venable, Gust
Hartman, W. J. McEntyre.
Andalusia Albert Hofer, J. Charles
Burgoyne, Seth Leeman.
Buffalo Prairie Charles Schnler,
Guy Vanatta, Thomas Vanatta.
Drury James P. Fowler, Edward
Feldman, Henry Bopp.
First Precinct J. D. Warnock,
Charles Farsburg, W. L. Aster.
Second Precinct B. J. Gahagen,
Lawrence Swan son, Val Nold.
Third Precinct Ezra Wllcher, J. G.
Swan son. J. A. Cahail.
Fourth Precinct C. V. Johnson, L.
V. Eckhart, Sr., William Eckerman.
Fifth Precinct John Scherer, Fred
Stroehle, S. 8. Hull.
Sixth Precinct S. R. Wright, Wil
liam Corcoran, Gus Klotz.
Seventh Precinct Sam Ryerson, E.
F. Hellpenstell, F. W. Larson.
Eighth Precinct A. E. Wrtxon, H. J.
Frick. J. D. Blake.
Ninth Precinct H. C. Harris, Charles
Fiebig, M. W. Battles, Sr.
Tenth Precinct Robert Kuscbmanc,
N. M. Moore, James Hanson.
Eleventh Precinct Charles Oswald,
George L. Schmdi. John Brennan.
Twelfth Precinct John Mohl, John
R. Warner, Charles Nichols.
Thirteenth Precinct W. H. Schill
inger, John Snitzer, A. J. Rless.
Fourteenth Precinct D. Hohenbok-
en, A. D. McClellan, James A. Camp
Fifteenth Precinct Carl Anderson,
Ernest Thiessen, A. E. Nelson.
Sixteenth Precinct Phil Bruchman,
Frank Beranek, M. Kavanaugh.
First Precinct A. G. Swanson, Hen
ry Heimbeck, Henry Schmidt.
Second Precinct Charles Berglund,
D. A. Danielson, Louis Speck.
Third Precinct George E. Landee,
Charles Nylen, E. P. Severine.
Fourth Precinct A. Youngren, G. F.
Flick Charles Grant.
Fifth Precinct H. M. Reynolds, H.
J. Hull, Dan Brennan.
Sixth Precinct R. J. Pears, William
Seiffert, Frank Lundholm.
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Under the new management
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Seventh Precinct E. H. Sleight, J.
D. First, M. J. McEnlry.
Eighth Precinct C. W. Wright, J.
L. Oakleaf, Fred Relmers.
Ninth Precinct J. S. Sward, C. E.
Carlberg, Frank Plrman.
Tenth Precinct H. N. Williams,
Gust Nordahl, Frank Edlund.
Eleventh Precinct John Wlckel, Au
gust Karstens, E. M. Stephenson.
Twelfth Precinct Alfred Lindvall,
Gust Lage, Fred Linden.
Thirteenth Precinct F. P. Styveart,
J. E. Murphy, Alvin Anderson.
Fourteenth Precinct C. W. Heck,
John M. Bowen, E. Crane.
Fifteenth Precinct Swan Dahlberg,
John Coburn, Frank Streed.
Sixteenth Precinct Charles Tambur,
C. F. Prue8sing. D. A. Weatherhead.
Seventeenth Precinct Charles lirun
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