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THE ROCK ISEAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 1911.
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BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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character, political or reUUjrioas. must
have real nam attached for publica
tion. No aach article will be printed
ever fictitious signatures.
Correspondence aoli cited from every
township la Rock Island county.
Saturday, June 17, 1911.
There are 63 miles of books In
the New York library, but most
Gothamites prefer the Great White
John Bull would not care If the sea
men's strike prevented moneyed Amei
leans from returning borne for a long
A Sunday aschool teacher asked a
little girl to tell what is meant by
faith. She answered: "It's believing
whai you know isn't so."
The attorneys for the lumber tmst
want their witnesses to know nothing
about the lumber business, and the
public to know even less.
The dogs ef Montclalr, N. J., are
cot allowed to bark after 9 o'clock at
eight. Suppose every kennel is equip
pde with an alarm clock.
If the state department doesn't hurry
along that recognition of the Portu
guese republic there may be no repub
lic thereto recognize. fa ffl
The entire nation rejoices with
President and Mrs. Taft on the oc
casion of the silver anniversary of
their wedding, which will be cele
brated at the White house next Mon
day. If you want to see a memory test
that will put them all to the bad
just listen to the testimony of some
of those witnesses who go to Wash
ington to tell what they know about
the Lrorlmer case.
President Taft holds that if this epa
cial cession of congress shall only pass
the reciprocity bill it will have accom
plished its purpose. Yet the farmers'
free list, with the president's signature
attached to it mould be a very timely
and handsome supplement to the bill
Having philanthroplo symptoms a
northern woman fwas trying to instill
a lltUe economy into her husband's
colored tenants. One of them, Mery
Kinney, an anti-race sulcldist, kept a
colored girl as nurse to her group of
ten growing t American citizen.
"Mary," remarked the lady, "do yea
think a woman in your clrcum
etances can afford a nurse?" "I dun
no, mum, as I kinr'but I don't pay her
but twenty-fi' cents a month, an I pays
flat m ol clo'es, and" with a wide
smile "she don't git dem!"
Somewhat startling is the confes
sion of Frank B. Kellogg, special
counsel of the department of jus
tice that for many years be has act
ed as special counsel for the steel
trust. Mr. Kellogg admits that he
has received as much as $16,000 in
a single year for legal service ren
dered the United States Steel cor
poration. While, as an attorney, Mr. Kel
logg undoubtedly had the right to
sell his services wherever there was
a market for them, the knowledge
that he has been acting as one of
the steel combine's lawyers comes
somewhat in the nature of a blow
In the face to the general public.
Mr. Kellogg has achieved an en
viable reputation as a "trust buster."
He has been known as the Nemesis
of the mighty combines.
To discover that such a man has
been on the payrolls of the trusts,
at the time he was fighting them,, is
of a character to lead to general
suspicion of those who pose as trust
Dr. John Biggar, Mr. Rockefeller's
physician, in an address delivered at
Cleveland the other day, gave exprts
sion to this sentiment:
"The rich man often scans the doc
tor's bill closely in search of possible
overcharges, but the poor man rarely
protests. The worthy poor man pays
to the best of his ability and gives
the Idoctor his heartfelt thanks.
"Many rich patients toss their mon
ey at you and forget the debt with the
mere payment of cash. But there Is
something more than mere money pay
ment; there's a payment that comr.
from the heart."
One may well grieve with the good
Dr. Blggar who retains the heart not
of the old school, and dropping a tear
for the days that were, put upon the
brow of the poor man in whose heart
yet burn the fires of gratitude, a
wreath of rosemary for remembrance
As to the rich man who unfeeling!
tosses a $1,000 or a $5,000 bank co'.e
for services rendered, let us Join m
sv chorus of stringent criticism that he
does not pat the money on a tray and
n beseeching .Voice Implore the phys
ician to take It as a small token of his
It tears the heart that any man
khould consider his debt to a physi
cian discharged when he pays him eff.
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even at fire tor one on tie basis of taa
value of tha service.
But In the pall of gloom and the
shower of tears there is the ray of
sunlight, the glint of promise, the re
deeming: note. The worthy poor man
pays to the best of his ability."
Could the doctor ask more? Could
the poor man give more He gives to
the limit of his ability, and be is taxed
to the limit.
John, E. W. Wayman, state's at
torney of Chicago, gave the graduat
ing class of the Chicago Law school
some practical - advice as to their
future conduct. He criticised the
bar for the disrepute into which the
profession has fallen. "It is to the
shame of somebody," he said, "that
a lawyer holds no social position.
Instead of being looked up to, the
average lawyer has fallen into dis
repute. When he is introduced with
the remark, 'This is a lawyer friend
of mine,' the new acquaintance puts
his hand on his pocketbook, and then
says, I am glad to meet you.' The
first man to come into your office
will not offer you law business. He
will come In to find out whether
your character is for sale and wheth
er you will sell your honor and
standing to protect someone who
should be Jail. It is this kind that
has made the Chicago bar verminous
with shysters. You have your tal
-ents and intelligence to sell, but If
you cannot sell them without sell
Ing your character, too, then keep
your Character and let your clients
go. One of the first things you
should do is to make up your mind
that you should be paid for what
you do. No man ever reached a
high plane by practicing law with
out being paid for it. Don't talk law
business on railroad trains. Gab
bling in public is one . reason why
lawyers have lost their social posi
tion. Good lawyers are needed
"A great duty falls upon the le
gal profession and Illinois is today
looking to it as never before to re
deem Its fair name.- The rowdies
and ruffians who are running the
streets of Chicago would not be
there if there was not some shyster
lawyer to get them out of the
clutches of the law. It is your duty
and mine to exterminate the shys
ter, to drive him out of the profes
sion. He has no regard for the
Eacredness of his profession, for the
honor of his country or for the
rights of his fellowmen. He be
comes an ally of thugs and turns
his talents and his intelligence to
the task of saving rogues from pun
ishment. He makes his office the
rendezvous for robbers and a school
of crime, and he profits by it so that
even he himself plans some of the
So far, Mr. Wayman is right. But
he should remember that the shyster
lawyer is made possible by the In
struction of the judge. It is because
the courts lend a willing ear to ev
ery dodge, trick, evasion or subter.
fuge that the shyster can suggest
that the shyster flourishes and the
criminal goes unwhipped of justice
The reformation must go higher
than the lawyer. We have listened
to the demand of the bar that only
lawyers shall be elected judges un
til we have seen the perversion of
justice which Mr. Wayman claims
becomes a part of the regular pro
cedure. If the courts would sweep
away these obstructions which they
themselves created, there would be
nothing for the shyster lawyer to do
He doesn't liberate the criminal; It
is the Judge before whom the case
is brought who listens to his spe
The reformation which Wayman
suggests must be directed to the
courts, rather than to the bar. It
is the shyster Judge who does the
damage and not the shyster lawyer.
VfCTORIA, OLD NEW YORK
HOTEL, SOLD FOR $8,000,000
City's Night Life Centered About It
Thirty Years Ago.
The Hotel Victoria, New York, is to
be torn down and a twenty story busi
ness building erected on its site. Lady
Almeric Hugh Paget and John S. Mel-
cber sold the property for $8,000 AX).
The Victoria Is the la9t survivor of
a famous group of hotels about which
the night life of the town used to cen
ter thirty years ago, a iiak between
the old lower Broadway hotels of the
last generation and the modern steel
structures of today farther uptown.
It was opened in 1S79.
For many years a large portrait of
Queen Victoria was hung in its lobby.
and it straightway became a favorite
place for English visitors to stop. Ac
tor folk also showed a fondness for it.
Sir Henry Irving making his head
quarters there while playing here. The
statesmen seemed inclined to cling to
the Fifth Avenue, at least these of the
Republican persuasion, but an attempt
was made to make it a Democratic
hangout. President Cleveland helped
some. He stopped there at the time of
the Columbian celebration, as did also
other members of bis cabinet
In 1895 the hotel was dosed, the bo
te! center already having begun to
move northward again. It remained
empty for five years, when "Plunger"
Walton reopened it. In 1903 the pres
ent proprietors took a tea year lease of
it. Like the Fifth Avenue, it felt the
competition of the newer type of ho
tels keenly, but for awhile it took a
new lease of life and attracted many
of its former patrons again, even the
politicians. Its passing will practical
ly mean the end of what for many
years was a famous hotel center.
Peace at Last.
Mr. Hoon Scrappington and his wife
have parted, airs. Hoon Good gra
cious! What la the trouble? Mr. Hoon
There isn't any trouble caw. Tnj
hare parted. JB mart far.
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I Coronation a Scene of More Than Medieval Splendor
T fH08E in charge of arrangement for the coronation of King George V. of England and Queen Mary,
f SI hie wife, have made the event one of mere than medieval eplendor. The ceremoniee in the famous
T H Weatminater abbey, whore
are proaWod over by the
by many arohbiahops and bishops. Persons of royal rank from various nations are among the official guests.
All foreign govornmonta are repreeented officially. The British eofoniea figure prominently with civil and mil.
ftaey representatives. Thouoanda of wealthy persons from the United States, who, it has been estimated,
will spend 25,0000O in London during the fortnight of the coronation festivities, are on hand, soma of them
having achieved the coveted privilege' of seats in Westminster abbey for
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The Argus Daily Short Story
A FECD BT F".
One day years ago a girl In a calico i
dress and sucbonnet was walking In a I
(wood tear ber mountain home in east
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m i it a
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KINGS 5CEPTHE 5T
WITH CULL I NAN 0IAMOND
lie buried many of the greatest of England's poets, eotdiers and statesmen.
archbishop of Canterbury, chief prelate of
Tennessee, when she met a young
man, who stopped her to ask her some
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I PROGRAM FOE TEE C0R0-
Juno 20 State banquet- at
'Juno 21 Dinner ghen by the
tDuVoof Connaugltt at StJameV
June 22 COROHATION DAY
- June 29 The royal prooeaeion
Juno 24 Naval review ""at
Jon 2ft i Return of the king
and qoeen to London. Qala
performance at the opera.
Juno 27 Garden party at
Buokmgham palaoe. Gala per
formance at His Majesty's .the
ater. yune 2ft Departure of royal
guoota, Visit of the king and
queen to royal agricultural
show at Norwioh.
' Juno 29 Royal progress to the
olty. 8erv!oe at 8t- Paul's and
lunoheon at the Gutidhall. Re
turn preoeaaten through north
Juno SO Kkng'a coronation fete
to a hundred thouaand children
at the Crystal palace.
the Church of England, satiated
the coronation ceremonies.
- "Whar do yo live?"
"In that house down thar."
"Heard of anything particular gola
on about yere lately?"
What kind o' thing V
"Waa!, they say the Hoskinsee is
lookin' fo' Jim Green, he that shot Tom
"Beckon I don't want to say nothin'
about that, seein I'm a Hosklns."
"Supposln a Green was expectin' to
get a bullet through his skull and yo'
could put him on to a way to dodge it.
would yo' do lt7"
If I did I mought get killed myself
by my own side."
"Waal, mawnln. To better keep out
o' this yere teud. Reckon It won't
stop till all tbe Hoskinses and all the
Greens are killed.'
He was walking away when tbe girl
called to him:
"Air yo Jim Green?
"What do yo want to know fo'?
Want to give me away!"
"Not exactly. Tom Hosklns was my
Tbe two stood looking at each other
for some time; then the man said:
"I didn't kiU him."
"To didn't T
"Reckon I won't tel! that To' Hos
kinses think I done it, and I'm goin' to
let yo go on thlnkln' that way, least
ways all of 'em except yo'."
"I don't see what yo want to git yo'
self killed fo' when yo didn't do it."
"'Cause I don't want the one that
done it killed." s
-Whar yo' hldln'?"
"To don't want to put yo' people on
to me, do yo?"
"No; I mought let yo know If they
find it out."
He looked steadily In the girl's eyes
for a few moments, then took ber
hand in his, saying:
"Little gal, I'm goin' to trust yo. I'm
hldln' in the ravine up on Collins hill.
I just come down fo' a bite to eat. . I
hain't had nothin' since yesterday
"Yo hain't 7
"If yo'll stay yere 111 go to the house
and git yo some corn pone and a slice
o meat." ,
The hungry look on his face showed
bow well he would like to have her
do what she proposed.
"Shore nobody '11 git on to It?" he
"I'll be keerfuL Go Into that thicket
thar and wait."
He went to the thicket, and she went
to the cabin in which she lived with
ber parents and her brothers, the latter
all grown. She was the only girl of
the family and was treated with that
devotion to be expected under such a
condition. Having purloined some
eatables, which she bid in the back
of her sunbonnet, she took them to tbe
man in hiding.
"Fni mighty glad to see that," he
said, "and yo too."
"Waal, I trusted yo, but as soon as
yo'd gone I reckoned yo' mought bring
some o' your people to kill me."
"I s'pose I ort to." said the girl, with
a pained expression. "Ef they'd ketch
me bringln' food to Jim Hosklns they
mought kill me."
"Don't yo' do It no mo'."
He ate whathe had brought him,
and while be was doing so she stood
looking at him. She was half girl,
half woman, her dress reaching to her
bare ankles and ber hair, cut square,
reaching nearly to her shoulders. Her
eyes were big black ones and were
fixed on this enemy of fcer kinsmen with
an Intensity of interest In which pity
predominated, while now and again a
wave of fear swept over it when sho
thought of the consequences of dis
covery both to him and herself.
"Who was it," she asked, "that call
ed Tom to his door in the middle of
tbe night and shot him?"
"Couldn't tell nobody that"
Again be took her band and, looking
at her with strong emotion, said:
"I'll tell you, littlo girl, if yo'll keep
"It was my young brother Sam."
There was a silence, which tbe girl
"Why don't he come out with it?"
"We're tryln' to git him away befo'
it's found out. He don't know Im
standin' in his place."
There was a look In her eyes that
drew the young man's arm toward her
and around ber waist. A kiss son led
the compact between them, a cotnract
which If discovered would make her
an outcast from her people. Then.
hearing men's voices at the house tie-
low, they parted, she to go to her home.
he to his hiding place on Collins hill.
That nlgbt there was a meeting of
the Hoskinses at the house, and I he girl.
Eliza iloskins, listened to all that was
said. They believed that Jim Green
was hiding in the nelgnborUood and
formed a plan to divide the territory
into a number of districts, each dis
trict to be thoroughly searched by per
sons designated for the puTose. The
hunt was to begin the next morning
at Bunri.se and continue till tbe sus
pected region Lad been explored. If
Green was found he was to be shot
down at ouce without a word. Having
laid their plan of campaign, those who
lived elsewhere went borne and those
who lived in the bouse to bed.
When all were asleep Kllza reached
under her bed and. taking up a bun
dle she had prepared, went to her win
dow. The little space In which she
slept was simply partitioned off from
two other compartments, the cabin be
ing but one story. Eliza stepped
stealthily out of the window and mov
ed away. The moou was rUing. but
she did not ueed it to gui'ie her to the
ravine. Approaching it hl.e coughed.
(Continued on I'age Twelve.)
June 17 in American
1775-Eattle pf P.unker Hill.
1S77 Robert Dale Owen, statesman
and author, died; born 1S00.
lS8-Jobn Gibbs Gilbert noted actor,
died; bom 1S10.
1905 Gec&ral Maximo Gomez. Cuban
revolutionary leader, died; born
1310 Walter R. Brooklns ascended
4.800 feet In sn serosa i.e. then a
world's altitude record.
Humor and A.
jp PlACAA M. JMtm '
TT is easy enough to lay hold on a
great many things, but either hold
ing or letting go sometimes offers a
The masculine individual who Is girl
proof is either too young to court or
too old to notice.
A job that is easy to look at doesn't
always prove easy to do.
An amateur fudgemaker sometimes
shines as a breadmaker.
When you Just feel that you have
to find fault with some one turn your
batteries upon yourself.
When you try to dodge work yon
often meet trouble. .
Being useful is so commonplace that
some of us would like to star awhile
as a perfectly useless person.
As exponents of the usefulness of
the beautiful a great many people
would be failures.
There are plenty of us who are full
of good resolutions, but the trouble Is
that we leak.
The Lite Cure.
Put ginger In your bualnesa.
A spoonful now and then
Will wake It from Its slumbers
And liven It strain.
Will set the works to buzzing
Aa bees about a hive
And to yourself and others
Will prove you are alive.
The old and sleepy notions
Were onoe upon a time
Quite ample and sufltclent.
But now thsy are a crime
Or what as worse Is ItHtcd,
Aa any one m ill claim
Who knows that modern methods
Are losers In the game.
It Isn't Just BufTlcIent
To have tho koo.Is to show.
All tuRpcd and marked and labeled
And elttlnir In a row.
To ret them on the market
And to jread wldo their Joys
And then bring In the profits.
You have to make a nolaa.
The man who makes the money
And also makes his mark
Is not the sleepy mortal
Who stumbles In the dark.
No; It's the busy corner
Who a.i his marks are scored
Puts Kl'iK'T In his business
And reaps his euro reward.
8ubject to Change.
"What are you crying about, my lit
tle man?" asked a kind hearted lady,
stooping over a small boy and trying
to make the tears run uphill.
"I haven't dciled yet," replied the
boy between soba.
"Now, that Is odd." said the kind
hearted lady, adjusting her lassos and
taking another look. "Why do you
cry if you don't know why?"
"If my tua tlmls me iirst I am cry
ing because I lost a nickel she gave
me to buy bread that I forgot and
bought ice crentu with, and if my pa
shows up iirst I nui crying because I
forgot to weed tlie garden as he told
The kind ho.-irted lady passed on'
without comment, but she understood
children better than she ever had be
The Kind They
"Are tho peopl
next door neigh
"I should saj
they are. Why,
they borrow our
klndMnt; at night,
our sausages at
even try to bor
row our credit
with the tullk
inuu." Dreary Level.
"So she is unhappily married."
"1 am surprised at that. I thought
they were n pair of turtledoves."
"That is just the trouble. Her hus
band is so aiij!ubi? she couldn't get
up a disagreement with bitu on a bet."
No Need For Sympathy.
"ne Is In h hole."
"Oh, that's too bad!" 0
'Oh, I doii't know:"
"Why not V
" Because tu- hole Is a gold mine."
A Fair Exchange.
"Who i your choice for president?"
"Old Bill Jonew."
"ne wouldn't J for presi-lent"
"I know It. but Le'll dj to borrow a
half dollar from."
"It must be a treat relief to
Chinamen to Ioku their cues."
"Ye, but it will Le hard on their
wives for awhile."
As a Rsmindsr.
"What tla you d when you meet a
friend whose auto Las broken dwn?"
"Give hini the horse laugh."
When stoc ks bo up or stocks bo down
Or stay J'it .ee thy are
The rallroadif run on Junt the same
Without a tlr.gle Jar,
Nor does the worit affect a rail.
An engine or a car.
Lame shoulder Is almost invariably
1 caused by rheuuaiism of the muscle3
and yields quickly to the free appli
cation of Chamberlain's Liniment.
This liniment U cot only prompt and
'.ffectual, but in no v.ay disagreeable to
use. Sold by all druggists.