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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 1911.
OTHER BORDER TROUBLES LIKE
THOSE Oil THE
When Belgimn and Switzer
land Massed Troops cn
The Trouble In Mexico Dur
ing Uprising Against fi
COUNTRY with such exten
sive frontiers as aura has nat
urally experienced before this
k very .much tbe same sort of
trouble which lately vexed oor Mexi
can border. Violation of territory la
no new occurrence In American rec
ords, nor has It been rare In the re
cent history of other powers of the
The dispatching of troops to the bor
der by order of the president, for ex
ample. Is paralleled by the action taken
by Belgium and Switzerland in 1870
and 1871. when France and Germany
were at war. The bullets is that war
did not fly off into neutral territory
In any great number. None the less
some of the most murderous battles of
the Franco-Prussian war were 'fought
within sight and bearing of neutral
ground. At Sedan, after a severe con
flict, the Germans captured the French
mrTor and 80.000 of bis troons wlth-
i . t ' r.r naloHan Una Cin
this occasion the number of French
soldiers to escape into the protection
of neutrality was exceedingly small.
There were recriminations, however,
on both sides. The Germans com
plained that the French fugitives
should have been more rigorously
treated In Belgium to prevent their
coming back to France to rejoin the
combatants. The French Insisted that
German brigades had marched rough
shod over neutral ground to encircle
the French position. Belgium, fearing
to anger either of her Important neigh
bors and anxious to maintain the In
tegrity of her boundaries, was placed
in a very trying positiou.
The result was the calling out of
She Stayed in Bed
Ingram, Texas. Ever since I be
came a woman " writes Mrs. E. M.
Evans, of th's place, "I suffered from
woman's troubles. Last fall, I got
bo bad I had to stay in bc-Z. -or nearly
a week every month. Since I have
taken Cardul. 1 feel bo'tor than I
have for years." You can rely on
Cardul. It acts on the womanly or
gans and helps the system to regain
its normal state of health, in a nat
ural way. Preparrd especially for
women, it prevents womanly pains
by acting on the cause and builds
up womanly strength in a natural
way. Purely vegetable. Mild, but
certain In action. Try it.
Belgi u troops similar to that which
has jnst been witnessed. In January.
1S71. when Germans and French clash
ed at Amiens and at Bapaume. in dan
gerous proximity to the edge of the
French dominions on the northeast,
Belgium concentrated an army of 13.
000 men opposite the exposed bit of
boundary. There were no violations
of territory. Great numbers of French
men escaped into Belgium. All who
came were disarmed and Interned to
await the termination of hostilities be
fore they could go back.
A similar predicament to tba( of
Belgium faced Switzerland in Janu
ary, 1871. The French troops In the
east of the invaded state were driven
back against tbe Swiss frontier. The
Swiss confederation feared that tbe
French might be tempted to make
just such use of a Swiss refuge as re
treating insurrectos from Mexico have
made of their retreats on our side of
tbe boundary. All the available force
of the Swiss army was concentrated
to police the Swiss border. Sure
enough, on Feb. 1, 1871, there came
reeling over tbe line foot, horse and
artillery, in disorder, half dead with
cold and hardship, a French force of
80.000 men. The Swiss commander
Insisted on their Immediate disarma
ment. A convention was drawn up
between the French and Swiss gen
erals, and according to its provisions
tbe big confused army was disarmed
as rapidly as could be managed. The
80.000 soldiers remained in Switzer
land until the war was over and near
ly caused trouble between Switzerland
and France by interfering with the
great peace festival held after the
war's conclusion by Germans in tbe
city where they happened to be quar
tered. Iu many cases border troubles have
led to war between the states ou whose
boundaries tbey started the blaze. The
border troubles with Texas led first lo
our recognition of Texan independence
and then, in 1845. after au Interval of
eight years, to our annexation of the
territory followed by the war with
Mexico. In the case of the Boer war,
the Jameson raid, which preceded it.
had many of the features of a border
raid batched on supposedly friendly ter
ritory. Our Trouble With Canada.
In tbe case of tbe border troubles
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207-209 West Second Street, Davenport
For Saturday Only
For Saturday only we quote special prices, that -afford
every purchaser here a splendid saving.
Dress Sale Continues
One More Day
New dresses from our large stock added to this won
derful dress offering.
For Saturday only, wash dresses $1.00 to $8.95
Special lot of 50 dresses, some of our finest washable models
will be offered, Saturday only at $14.95
Wonderful value linene wash suits,
white, blue or tan $3.95
GOO tailored and lingerie waists, special
Choice of any cloth or silk coat, in this store
up to 129, Saturday $14.95
Choice of any cloth or silk coat in this store
Saturday 25 per cent off
Pure linen wash coats three styles
special Saturday $7.50
"Very good value wash skirt white or natural
Extra special petticoats taffeta Bilk, all colors,
Petticoats taffeta silk flounce with feather silk top,
Saturday .'. 95c
The Newman policy is to sell exactly what we advertise. At
no time will you find in our advertisements any misrepresentations.
between this country and Canada dur
ing the war of the rebellion the feel
ing of animosity engendered between
the states and the Dominion was so
bitter as to cause tbe raising of th
present tariff wall, which for more
than forty years has stood as a monu
ment to fortunately forgotten ill feel
ing. In tbe events of 1S64 along our
northern border Canada's part was
much tbe same as that played by us
during tbe past few months' Mexican
trouble, as tbe Innocent host of refu
gees and plotters, while we with the
civil war on our hands were In some
what the same relative situation as
Mexico with her insurrection Is today.
The year 1SC4 saw two filibuster
ing expeditions set out from Canadian
territory to descend on our undefended
northern border. As military forces
the expeditions of Young, the St. Al
bans raider, and Barley, tbe Lake Erie
Invader, were puny. None the less
tbey caused a great deal of stir and uneasiness-
Both raids were presumably
tn tbe Confederate interests, although
it is bard to say what benefit they
to old reasonably have been expected
to do tbe Confederate cause. Young.
who with bis band captured tbe little
town of St. Albans, Vt, retired pre
cipitately with $50,000 worth of booty.
Burley's attempt was less noteworthy
but be, too, escaped safely to Canada.
Lincoln Averted War.
When Young reached Canada on re
turning from his raid be was taken
before a Canadian justice, with bis
companions. The justice discharged
the prisoners on the ground of lack of
jurisdiction, an error for which be was
afterward dismissed from tbe bench.
Stirred by the clamor in this country,
the Canadian authorities proceeded to
rearrest tbe raiders. But northerners
were infuriated. Governor Dlx issued
a proclamation taxing Canada with
improperly harboring enemies of the
United States. So warlike was the
tone of Governor Dix's utterance that
war with Great Britain was looked
upon as possible. President Lincoln
took the pacific course of overruling
Dix. and the more acute phase of the
uupleasantness passed over.
Young and bis companions were nev
er punished. The rest of tbe band
were released after the rearrest on
tbe ground of lack of evidence against
them. Young was released on bail,
awaiting further action. Tbe termina
tion of tbe rebellion led to the quash
ing of tbe proceedings against bim in
In tbe bitterness on both sides of
the border that followed the Young
episode it would no doubt have been
impossible for tbe Canadian govern
ment to punish bim without incurring
the charge of giving in to American
compulsion. The occurrence bad the
good effect of making the Canadians
call out several thousand militia to
police the border, and no further Con
federate raids from the north after
those of Young and Burley were car
Mexican Affair of 1865.
Within a year of tbe trouble with
Canada we were involved in difficul
ties along tbe Mexican border which
might well bave led to war with
France. Tbe recriminations that pass
ed at that time, toward the end of
1805, between the American com
manding officer at Brownsville. Tex.,
and tbe commander of the French
squadron off tbe moutb of tbe Bio
Grande form perhaps the acutest
phase of tbe troubles over the French
occupation of Mexico. But as they
led to no serious clash other than tbe
clash of words tbey may afford some
amusement at this late day.
General Weitzel. in command at San
Antonio, was suspected of sympathiz
ing rather too strongly for prudence
with the insurrectos of the day who
were busy trying to overthrow the em
pire of Maximilian, the Austrian prince
placed by French arms on the throne
of Mexico. In November. 1865. tbe
French naval commander, lying in tbe
gulf just off Brownsville, sent a letter
to Weitzel accusing him in exceeding
ly strong terms of furthering the Mex
ican rebel cause by helping ship men
arms and munitions over tbe Bio
Grande. Weitzel. who was rather
fraak about his sympathies with the
insurrectos. treated the letter with
scorn and. in fact, returned it to the
writer with the answer that he would
pay no attention to it because It was
couched in disrespectful language. No
Fall of Maximilian.
In a few weeks, however, the Mexi
can commander of the troops of Maxl
mllian posted along the border com
plained that a Mexican steamship
ascending the Rio Grande to Mata
moros bad been fired upon from the
Texas bank. This complaint gave
Weitzel an opportunity for a more ex
tended statement of his views. There
was no satisfactory evidence, he re
plied, that tbe shots complained of had
been fired from he Texas side. He
had always endeavored to prevent vio
lations of neutrality by tbe officers and
men under bls'ommand. Apparently
he felt that his duty ceased there and
that others along the border were wel
come to do as they pleased. As re
garded bis sympathies, he admitted
that they were with the insurrectos
and insisted on bis privilege of sym
pathizing with whom be pleased. He
pointed ont that French and British
naval officers bad fraternized with the
Confederates at Norfolk and Newport
News and claimed a similar privilege
Juarez, tbe Mexican insurrecto lead
er during the period preceding the
withdrawal of the French force from
Mexico, made a sort of insurrecto re
treat of El Paso, on Texas territory,
and there enjoyed considerable secur
ity alike from American restraint and
from Mexican attack.
Maximilian's government was on tb
defensive in tbe months that followed
and not ready to pick quarrels with
neighbors. After its fall and the es
tablishment of the Diaz government
the border, save for an occasional over
night "revolution- directed on some
unsuspecting town south of the Rio
Grande', remained for many years a
SHOE FIRM FINDS J
OVERSTOCK OP $4,000,
Take Steps to Usload It a
, The Priester-Hlckey Shoo company
in the Harper Bob- block gave out
the sLwTt today that
erstocked to the extent of
000. Since they have been in
this firm has enjoyed a laxe
age due to the fact that they uouWod
Sir stock by adding many new
The season has been a little backward.
SweTand rather than carry ovr.
anything till next season, they have
decided to turn their surplus stock ta
tTctli at onoe and take the loss now
Ti J result of thl. -f;
Wrons win of comrse be t0 ,
tare some of the greatest shoe bar-;
Eins ever offered in this vlcinUy.
Bigger and Better Bargains
Never before have there been offered such bargains
and such money saving opportunities. If you have
not attended this sale you had better hurry.
Don't Hesitate a Moment. Come at Once
One big lot men's $3.50 and $4.00 1 5
oxfords in tan, patent and vici, go at $1.69 and JJ r -P
One big lot of men's work shoes, lace X M
or congress, worth up to $2.50, go at 4? 1
Men's $1.50 brown canvas shoes J5C
Men's black muleskin shoes, 45
Boys' calf QQr
shoes i ,.yiv
One lot women's $1.50 to $3.00 oxfords T m g
and shoes go at 98c and -ijJ 1
One lot women's patent f f
pumps , z3 O C
One big lot women's oxfords. In patent and vici "y
kid, $3.50 values go at 1 B 3
Women's pumps in satin and suede, G2v A 5S
$3.50 values go at j)43
One lot women's shoes and f g
oxfords go at 3vrC
Misses' and children's oxfords J
and pumps go at 69c, 79c, 89c and SCO
We mention only a few of the many bargains.
Harper House Block
Look for the Red Sign.
Rock Island, III
NEW BOOKS AT THE
The following new books have be-n
received at the Rock Island public li
brary and will be ready for circula
"The Country Life Movement" L.
"Textiles" A. F. Barker.
"Sheila Vedder" Mrs. A. E. Barr.
Denry the Audacious" Arnold Bsn-
"The Honor of the Big Snows" J.
"Miss Livingston's Sister" Maiy
"The Practical Flower Garden" 11.
"Fraternity" John Galsworthy.
"The Island Pharisees" John Gals
worthy. "The Visioning" Susan Glaspell.
"The Golden Galleon" Mrs. M. b
"Queed" H. S. Harrison.
"The Long Roll" Mary Johnston.
"The Prodigal Judge" Vaughau
"A Study of Greatness In Men" I.
"Adventure" Jack (London.
"John Sherwood, Ironmaster." 3
"The Collection and Disposal of Mu
nicipal Waste" W. F. Morse.
"My First Summer In the Sierras"
"France in the American Revolu
tion" J. B. Perkins.
"Principles of Wireless Telegraph:1 "
G. W. Pierce.
"Art of the Venice Academy" M
"Art of the Metropolitan Museum"
D. C. Preyer.
"The Colonel's Story" Mrs. S. X.
"Art In Northern Italy" Corra-lo
"The Ladles' Battle" M. E. Saa
well. "The Contessa's Sister" G. C.
"The Legacy" W. S. Watts.
"People of Popham" M. C. E. We
myss. "Dry Farming" J. A. Wldtsoe.
"The Golden Silence" C. N. Wil
liamson. "Members of the Family" Owen
"Ice Age in North America" G. E
self, the second person was Napoleon
Bonaparte, and the tirst and foremost
was George Bryan Brummel, Beau
Brummel. "king of the beaux" and
"Le Roi de Calais." From Jerrolds
"Beaux and Dandies."
COURT HOUSE RECORD
Real Estate Transfers.
Augusta Pershing to Richard S. S!!
vis, lot 32, block 7, Silvis, $1.
Richard S. Silvis to Charles Fre'.
lot 32, block 7, Silvis, $3,200.
Charles E. White to Louis Van Do
Walle, lot 2C, block 150, East Moline,
Alice R. G. Swanson to Swan Wil
son, part lot 9, block , Pitt's Gilbeit
and Pitt's First addition, Moline, $1,-700.
Wins Fight Tor Life.
It was a long and bloody battle for
life that was waged by James B. Mer
shon, of Newark, N. J., of which be
writes: "I had lost much blood from
lung hemorrhages, and was very weak
and rundown. For eight months I
was unable to work. Death seemed
close on my heels, when I began, thrte
weeks ago, to use Dr. King's New Dis
covery. But it has helped me greatly.
It Is doing all that you claim." For
weak, sore lunges, obstinate coughs,
stubborn colds, hoarseness, la grippe,
asthma, hay fever or any throat or
lung trouble its supreme. 50c and $1.00
Trial bottle free. Gauraueod by all
What is not good for tbe swarm la
not good for tbe bee. Marcus Aore-Uus.
A RISE IN MUTTON.
When You Need It
Contains more than
double the food
value of ordinary
milk and is rich,
wholesome and palatable.
A few cans in the
pantry will prove
Only the Leg Went Up, and Then There
Came a Drop.
In the "good old days" at the Hay
market theater there was being played
a musical farce In which was required
a real boiled leg of mutton every
night. This, according to tbe law of
"property." or, rather, the "property
man's" law, went after the perform
ance almost untouched to the official
named. But, tbe "flymen" perched up
aloft did not like this, for they, too,
bad wives and families, to whom a
boiled leg of mutton would bave been
a thing to be remembered.
So tbey hit upon a plan, and one
night William Farren, who bad tbe
carving of the Joint, was asked to fix
a book that would be let down from
tbe flies Into tbe mutton and "leave
tbe rest to tbem." Farren. always
ready for a practical joke, consented
and as the scene was coming to a ter
mination fastened the hook into the
leg of mutton. As scene shifters were
preparing to "close in" and the prop
erty man stood in tbe wings ready to
seize on bis perquisite the leg of mut
ton was seen slowly to ascend.
Tbe audience laughed. Henry Co ron
ton, who was watching the maneuver,
laughed, too, and tbe employees all
gave vent to their feelings in ill sup
pressed merriment, all except tbe
property man. who remained miser
ably serious and gazed at the fast de
parting supper with a woebegone
countenance. Suddenly as tbe scene
was almost closed in the book, wblcb
Farren bad unfortunately fastened
only in the fat, gave way, and down
came the coveted mutton with a ter
rific splash upon tbe dish.
Tbe audience now roared, tbe em
ployees roared, both Farren and
Compton roared, and as the "flats"
hid the unrehearsed tableau from
view tbe now delighted property man
rushed upon the stage and secured bis
ill treated supper. London Family
Mr. '.'N .
The wonder of bak-
ine powders Calumet.
Wonderful in its raising
powers its uniformity,
trs? its never failing results, its
Wonderful in Its economy.
It costs less than the high-price
trust brands, but it is worth as
much, it costs a trifle more than
the cheap and big can kinds
it is worth more. But proves its
real economy in the baking.
Uh CALUMET the Modern
At all Grocers.
Byron's Three Great Men of Europe.
Lord Byron said that Europe saw
three great men in the early part of
the nineteenth century. But no one
now. in the early part of the twentieth
century, could guess at tbe names of
more than one of tbe three. It may be
that Lord Byron was joking, but it is
quite possible that be v as serious when
he named the curious trio.
Third in his little list be placed bim-
Silverman's Saturday Specials
Fresh eggs, dozen 15c
Plenty of country butter, pound 22!2c
One 10c package of Mother's corn flakes free with $1
Jersey Cream flour in towel sacks, guaranteed $1.29
AU kinds of cookies, pound 10c
10c sack of salt 5c
Clinton soda crackers, pound 7c
Gingersnaps,' pound 7c
Kidney beans, three cans 25c
Corn, tomatoes, peas, three cans . 25c
Ripe tomatoes, basket 25c
Karo syrup, three cans 25c
White syrup, 15c can, for Saturday only JOc
Yellow peaches, can 15c
Apricots, can X5c
Dry prunes, 15c pound for 10c
Corn starch, 10c package, four for .
Florida pineapples, dozen
Cherries, four quart3
Watermelons, large size
New potatoes, peck i.
Home grown cabbage, head 5C
Nice large cantalopes, three for 25c
Plenty of cherries, currants, red raspberries, black raspberies,
Phone your order to 1661 or 5211, and we will do the rest.
J. SILVERMAN, 611 17th St.