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THE ROCK ISLAXD ARGUS, SATURDAY, JULY 8, 1911,
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Saturday, July 8, 1911.
- According to the latest theory. It is
for you. If bothered with flies, to get
a family frog.
Poor little King Alfonso is reported
In the hands of nine physicians. Surely
the days of the Spanish monarch must
If yon really want to get away from
that horrid feeling. 6tart a boom all
along the line in Hock Island. This
Is ideal booster weather.
John, D. Rockefeller is going to
spend most of his vacation helping to
reorganize the Standard Oil trust Tb?
supreme court has practically spoiled
the whole summer for Pious John. It
Is a shame.
Hiram Maxim says he has completed
an Invention which will make it possi
ble to fire the largest cannon without
flash or sound. Now if he will stop
the recoil and make the shot harmless,
cannon firing may become a real pleas
ure. Imagine the sensation which over
came that auto driver who, while
plunging along the edge of a steep
embankment, wondered if it would be
safe to take bis hand off the wheel
long enough to brush a bee off the end
of his nose. What would you do un
der such perplexing circumstances?
"Wire-pulling has usually had a sin
ister significance, but It was not sup
posed to be an Indictable offense until
the department of Justice, in its cru
sade against combinations which in
the light of reason must be held guilty
of restricting trade, procured the in
dictment of a large number of eminent
business men connected with the wire
Havinr defended President Roose
velt's course in preventing the prose
cution of the sugar trust on the Earle
evidence, the New York World sug
gests that perhaps Representative Mad
ison of Kansas as a good progressive
republican will volunteer to defend
him for granting the steel trust a li
cense to buy the Tennessee Coal &
A steel trust covering the universe
has Just been organized in Brussels.
.Thirty millionaires compose the com
mittee, and t he chairman is that amia
ble philanthropist. Judge Gary, who
has several times begged the govern
ment to restrain him from anything
naughty. The judge says he sees a
new , code of fellowship among the
Ironmasters of the world. That it will
be a secret code calculated to puzzle a
Sherlock Holmes goes without saying.
Speaking of reciprocity between the
United States and Canada, there Is one
thing in which their methods of jus
tice do not seem reciprocal Up in
Canada they 'are going to hang a poor
woman who killed a worthless brute
of a husband who was trying to make
a "white slave" of her. 'At St. Louis
the prosecuting attorney declares it
will be Impossible to get a verdict for
the extreme penalty in a case where a
woman shot her sleeping husband's
E. E. Buffum, for several years tele
graph editor of The Argus, has been
accorded an Indefinite leave of absence
and will take an extended trip for the
benefit of his health. Mr. Buffum Is
one of the brightest and ablest news
paper men in the three cities, and bis
faithful and conscientious work has
well merited the appreciation of the
'publication. His first page of The Ar
eus has attracted state-wide attention
and has brought distinction to the
paper as well se to himself. It is the
- prayerful hope of The Argus, and all
;- connected with it, that, free from the
. exacting requirements of his desk, Mr.
i Buffum may soon be restored to con
: plete health and resume his old place
. on the staff of the paper.
Keep Up the Fight.
; Speaker Adklns celebrated that hot
J Fourth of July by pointing his orator
leal toy cannon at Governor Deneen.
J The trouble with Speaker Adklns, how-
ever. Is that every time he fixes he
. gets powder in his face, because he
calls attention to his antl-Deneen al
. liance with the Chlperfleld-Browse leg
I Islatlve crowd.
However, Adklns thinks he Is plsy
i ing a smooth game of politics, and be
I Is entitled to democratic encourage-
roent because he is only throwing oil
I into the flames which are consuming
4 the republican parry in Illinois from
Galena to Cairo.
The only democratic regret is that
1 the Deneen forces don't fight back a
: little harder, and throw In a little ol!
; themselves. The Adklns-Chiperfield-
Srowne antl-admirJttraUon crowd may
; -reasonably be attacked from many
ftpoints of vantage.
'C Bat the governor and his friends
are obviously saving their ammunition
and energies for the general state-wide
battle that is cure to be fought when
the campaign is formally launched.
Never was democratic opportunity in
Keep up the fight!
Onr Own Sir
In the Far
Former Governor Richard Yates Is
keeping several important lecture en
gagements In the far west and Is be
ing enthusiastically greeted by large
In this connection, the following lead
ing editorial from the Morning Union
of Nevada City. CaL, will be of inter
est to Governor Yates' fellow citizens
of the commonwealth of Illinois, sus
taining as it may the old adage about
the poet without honor:
"Those who went to hear Governor
Yates last evening went away from
the auditorium at the conclusion of
the lecture better men. and women,
more fitted for the duties of citizen
ship, because they were given an out
line of what better citizenship must be
attained by them if the government 1."
to continue to progress and be the kind
of government which was designed by
"Governor Yates is Intensely pa
triotic and his patriotism may have
been the means of prejudicing so in
favor of this government that he is
blinded to many of the faults now ex
istent and apparent; but Just the same
he fully analyzed all that Is required
for good government, all that Is needed
for good citizenship, although he did
not tell how and in what manner these
could be attained.
"He left it to the good sense of his
hearers to understand that good citi
zenship must be created by the indi
vidual in the upbuilding of himself and
that when the individual united have
created good citizens from themselves
that the country at large will be the
better for it.
"That is the way in which the evolu
tion of the government is attained.
The people must each make them
selves better and then as rearer per-
rect units of the base of government
they will make a nearer perfect gov
ernment. "Such should be the desire of all."
The Question of Publicity as to Sui
cides. Declaring suicide to be a private
affair and that ' there is no more jus
tification for the publication of sui
cide accounts than there is for pub
lishing other private matters," tbu
American Academy of Medicine ap
peals to the pres3 to refrain from the
portrayal of the facts of self destruc
tion, in the theory that one instance is
apt to incite another.
It is to be admitted from newspape"
experience that, as a general rule.
one suicide is followed in quick suc
cession by others where the meaus
employed are the same. At the cor
oner's office It is a well-settled con
viction, however irreverently ex
pressed, that "one gets three," and ttie
trained reporter "covering" the office
is alert for the second and third "stor
ies" he considers are sure to come.
Howerer, it happens frequently, it is
gratifying to note that one does net
"get three" or even two.
Granting that the rule. is of several
snlcides in succession, that does no'
prove the doctor's contention that pub
licity of the details of suicide Is the
cause of all but the first suicide. The
doctors say the publication is vicious
m its suggestion. But they are o
prepared to say that ir there was no
publicity there would be no suicid.
and hardly a single responsible mem
ber of th profession would risk his
reputation on a declaration that lss
publicity of suicides would be attend?.!
by fewer suicides. They may tmna
there would be but they do not knev
there would be.
We fancy that the man despondent
and out of work, the man hopeless":
invalided, the love-lorn youth, the
hypochondriac, the embezzling banker,
the failure in business, or the hyster
ical person who makes a mountain ont
of a molehill, do not wait for sugges
tion of suicide from a newspaper.
In no country in the world has the
rate of suicides been higher than in
ancient Rome, where the gentlemen
down In his luck opened his vein
Japan leads the world in suicides.
and has led it for a good many de
cades, yet in Rome there was none,
and in Jspan. until ,the last few years.
only a few, newspapers. The Japan
ese officer who commits hari-kari
doesn't wait for suggestion from the
There Is superficial evidence sup
porting the doctors contention, b;it
there is so much to be said In d'.s
proof of It that the contention can
not be accepted without grave ques
MORE TARIFF REVI
SION IS ANTICIPATED
IN THE SENATE
(Continual from Pus Onal
freely conceded that the session will
not continue far into August, notwith
standing this newly considered legisla
tion. HAS THE OPTORTHm.
That "the progressive alliance In
control of the senate" can pass more
tariff revision legislation than the reci
procity bill at this session is the belief
of several senators.
Speaking for his colleagues. Senator
Newlands said: "I am aware that In
this great work the democrats may not
accomplish all that they hope to ac
complish. I am aware that they may
cot be able to pass the bills in the pre
cise form In which they passed the
house. The difference, however, be
tween the democrats and progressive
republicans is that while the progres
sive republicans cannot, oonsistenly
with their principles, go as far In the
Pennsylvania Society of New York
Tablet to William. Penn's Memory
0 ' 1 BRONZE jrXQ
leOL ,fvOB.RT M.THOHKSOK1 j fttftRtOR QF CHURCH
The Pennsylvania Society of New York has sent representatives to London to place a tablet to the memory of
William Peun in the Church of Allhallows, Barking. This church, which dates back to medieval times, is the only
building left standing in London which is definitely associated with Penn's birth, ns it was in this edifice th-it he
v-as baptized, the certificate of that ceremony being still preserved. Colonel Robert M. Thompson, president of the
Pennsylvania Society of New York, will preside at an international William Penn dinner in London on the evening
of July 13, the date of the unveiling of the tablet.
line of reduction as the democrats
would in the matter of tariff reform,
the democrats, acting upon their prin
ciples, can go as far as the progressive
republicans are willing to go, and can
Justify themselves before their party
and before the country upon that is
sue. HOPE FOR IIESII.T.
" I hope, therefore, that this alliance,
which has put the senate practically in
control of the progressives, which has
given them not only control, but re
sponsibility, will be fruitful of results."
Many Kinds of Knives.
An extraordinary thing about the
cutlery trade is the variety of knives
made. At the Suffolk works In Shef
field, for Instance, they have 10,000 dif
ferent patterns on the books. They
make sometimes 3,000 patterns to or
der at one time. The same thing Is
true of the large cutlery works at 8o-
lingen. In Germany. One firm has 9,000
patterns for Germany alone. New ones
are constantly coming out. The Suf
folk works have averaged ten new pat
terns a week for two years. This Is a
trade that will not be standardized,
which Is one reason why America has
failed hitherto to compete. Cassier's
The Important Question.
The new fireman was telling his wife
about the fire.
"It broke out at midnight In the Von
Biffers' bouse on the avenue." be said,
"and Just as we got there Miss von
Biffer came stumbling out of the
flames and smoke, carrying ber little
niece all wrapped up in her arms. It
was the bravest act I ever saw."
"What was she wearing?" Inquired
the fireman's wife. Cleveland Plain
At this time the sun
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might try and crnpet.
But new about next
new wifi save yea
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The Argus Daily Short Story
The Power of Steam By Jack Tomlinson.
Copyrighted. 1911, by Associated Literary Press.
Many people nowadays consider the
perils of the sea to be due to the 6ea
alone. The time of piracy being
wrecked on a shore and falling Into
the bands of savages or being eaten
by cannibals Is supposed now to be
long to the past. This is not the case.
There are pirates today on the coast
of China and on the Malay arcbipele
go, and as for falling Into the bands
of savages, and that within twelve
months past, I have 6uch a story to
I was second officer of the American
tramp steamer Evelyn Hope. We
were running along the coast of Brit-
"i oavk htm a ross o steam. n
lsh East "Africa, giving the shore as
we thought a wide berth, beaten by a
high wind and seas off the Indian
It was very early In the morning
that the wind suddenly ceased. And
it was lucky that It did so, for our
bow ran upon a coral and sand beach.
We tried to back off, but our engines
were not strong enough, and we were
obliged to wait for daylight In order
to see where we were and adopt more
strenuous means for getting free.
' When the dawn came we found our
selves on the shore of an uninhabited
Island. We at once set about cutting
our kedge anchors and making other
preparations to pull us off. I was or
dered to go ashore with a crew of six
men and try for some game that we
might have fresh meat We found
plenty of wild animals and birds on
the Island and were fast getting a sap
ply of both when we heard a shout
from the man we had left on the
thore with the boat. Hurrying to the
beach, we saw five large canoes, each
contaiAlsji somefoxlrcseroes. jjullirx
In London Church.
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OF Alttt AUXWSlgf
toward the Evelyn Eloptf.
Of course we got into our boat at
once and raced with the blacks for the
vessel. When they saw that we would
reach it before them they lay on their
oars and contented themselves with ob
serving our inovemejnts.
They watched us all the afternoon,
and our captain concluded that they
were waiting for the darkness, when
they would attack us, and If they cap
tured onr ship we would all doubtless
be murdered. We scoured the vessel
for arms, and all we found was a shot
gun, a rifle and two revolvers. We
had a dozen white seamen aboard and
a mixture of copper colored men, most
ly Malays. Late in the afternoon the
blacks sent a boat toward uj, prob
ably to draw our fire and discover how
strong we were. At the sight of the
negro warriors our Asiatics howled so
with fright that the captain ordered
them all below. We did not gratify
the blacks by firing at them.
Our chance for our Uvea looked very
small. Our armament wouldn't afford
a weapon each to our white crew. As
for the rest, they were not worth arm
ing. Suddenly I thought of a weapon
that would serve us better than pow
der and ball. We had plenty of hose
aboard, and it occurred to me to couple
It to the boilers and fight the blacks
What frightened our men was that
some of them remembered that sev
eral years ago a French ship had gone
ashore on this or another island on
this very part of the coast and the
natives had massacred all on board.
The outlook with a couple of hundred
black devils waiting for night to come
to treat us the same way was. to say
the least, not reassuring, especially
since our principal weapon was steam.
We calculated that it would be high
tide about 9 o'clock in the evening. If
we weren't captured before that there
was a possibility of our sliding off into
deep water. Once free we cou'd put
on steam and sail away without mo
lestation. But the blacks knew this
as well as we and were not likely to
delay their attack till the tide helped
Fortunately the weather, which bad
been thick wben we struck and con
tinued thick, cleared at sunset, and
there was a three-quarter moon in the
We bad counted on this to help us
even more than the tide, for with its
light we could see our enemies. With
out it they cculd climb to our decks
under cover of the darkness and over
power us by force of numbers.
Our luckiest Cnd in the way of de
fense was some barbed wire fencing j
stowed away In the cargo. We
stretched It around the gunwale. We i
didn't consider It sufCcient to keep off
an eneiajv but excellent for .purposes i
I HISS SI
! or aeiay. We put two rows, one above
I the other, from stern to midships In
: order to make it easier for the blacks
' to attack us aft, thus concentrating
j them to our advantage,
j We had two couplings on the boilers
and hose enough to reach any part of
the ship from both couplings. By
sunset we had all our dispositions
made. The captain was In command.
The first officer was to work the port
and I the starboard hose. The arms
were distributed among the white
crew. The Asiatics were kept In the
As the evening approached they be
gan to cry to be let out, not relishing
being murdered like rats in a trap.
And they also feared that the blacks
might set the ship afire or let the wa
ter in on them to drown them. We
paid no attention to them, and they
finally became more quiet.
Long before the sun surrendered the
day to the moon we had everything
In readiness to repel boarders, open
ings were left In the fencing, which
was closely woven, with a barb on
top, so that we could fire at our ene
mies as well as keep them from get
ting at us. When Viere was only
moonlight a dark cloud rolled over our
hie round lantern and hid It, As it
.was being obscured we saw every ca
rioe pulled furiously toward ns.
It seemed to me that we fifteen
white men opposed to more than three
times their number of strong men
armed with spears they were used to
handling, besides probably some fire
arms., had a very small chance for our
lives. We were supported, however.
by faith in our arrangements for their
reception, and If we could reach them
with our steam Jets we bad confidence
in its power to harm them considerably
Now and again while our enemies
were pulling toward us a thin part of
the cloud passing over the moon would
give us some light. The coming ca
noes and their loads were black as
Erebus, though here and there we
would see a flash when the moonlight
struck a shield or a steel weapon.
Nearer came the black death till the
canoes reached a point a cable's
length from us. Twp pu,Uedtoport;
two to starboard
I wondered how they proposed to
board us, for we had been careful to
leave nothing banging for them to take
hold of. As soon as they came beside
us and under our stern we learned
their method. They were provided
with ropes of their own making of
what material I did not know and at
the end of each was a sort of V
made from a forking branch, one side
being free to form a hook. They no
sooner came near enough than they
began to throw these Vs to catch on
the gunwale. But here our wire fenc
ing stood us in good stead. The blacks
found it Impossible to get an attacn
ment except at the openings we bad
purposely left for our own action.
Standing at my post with my noz
zle. I saw one of the canoes come to
ward rue, and its crew, seeing a single
man apparently unarmed to defend the
opening, pulled directly under me.
One of them threw a V, which caught
nn tht eunwale. and a black came
quickly ip, climbing hand over hand.
I gave him a dose of steam right in
With a wild shriek, be dropped
Into tho boat, I dared not remain ex
posed to n spear thrown from below;
but, sighting the position of the boat,
I reached out with the nozzle in my
band and poured a stream of hot va
por into it Knowing by their yells
that they were In distress, I made bold
to lean over the ship's side and turn
the stream from one end of the canoe
to the other.
For awhile the blacks were too para
lyzed to act; then every one who had
not been severely scalded jumped into
the water, leaving the wounded in the
boat to drift away. Of course as soon
aa they were put out of the fight I
Meanwhile the first officer was hav
ing a similar experience with the
blacks on the other side, as I well
knew from the yells coming from that
direction. I had no sooner driven off
my enemies than I was ordered by the
captain to the stern, where several
blacks bad already climbed up and
were jumping down on the deck. I
did not need to go to them. I simply
turned a steam jet on them. Some fell
on the deck; others managed- to get
over the taffrail and down into their
canoe or the water.
And so at every point we achieved
an easy victory without firing a shot.
Great is the power of steam. Since
our triumph on the African coast with
no other weapon I have wondered
why military men should not place
boilers with hose attachments in forti
fications for the close work. Might it
not be made as effective as a Gatling
As we saw the canoes pulling away
to get rid of the dreadful hot water
we felt our ship eliding off the reef.
A cheer both for our victory and for
the friendly tide that bad freed us
went up, doubtless the greatest noise
from the mingling of human voice
that bad ever been heard on that si
lent shore. In a few minutes we were
In deep water, and instead of using
our steam to scald negroes we moved
away under It toward a friendly port.
I've been through hurricanes and
been wrecked on a deserted island, but
never In nil my sailor life have I been
so scared as when thoae blacks were
waiting for darkness to come aboard
and murder us.
July 8 in American
1758 General Abercromb'e's attack on
Fort Ticonderoja with 15.000 Brit
ish repulsed with a loss of 2.000.
1778 French fleet arrived in Delaware
bay to aid the Revolution.
1732 Congress voted to make Wash
ington the .seat of government
1SS7 Cen Uohiday. pioneer of the fa
mous pony cxpre. died at Tort
land. Ore.: born 1S19.
1S97 Senator Isham G. Harris, noted
Tenn&uteeau. died; born 1A1H.
mr ofACAv m. sum
PONTORJI and b like others
In manners, atyls and bat
Or you will not ba tn It
And maybe worse than that.
Most men are cut to measure.
Marked with the selfsame rtamn.
As for the one that's different.
They drlv. him from the camp.
The thoup-hta that they are thlnklnfc
The creeds that etlr their heart.
The books that they are reading.
Their common trend tn art
Take all these for your frcldlns.
If you a life would lead
Of peace and calm contentment
Conform in word and deed.
If they have toast for breakfast
Let toast your table grace.
If they are mad for money
Join In the merry chase.
If they are reading' some one
Tou cannot comprehend
Chip in and g-uees the meanlnf
Tou can at least pretend.
But If yon hare a mission
And If you feel the thrUl
Of some newborn Idea
And hence cannot be atlll
Prepare to meet reproaches.
Prepare to etand alone,
A target for resentment
Scorn, curses and the stone.
Dressed In bis new panama hat and
arrayed In the radiant suit of clothes
with which he bluffed the world. Mr.
Larson called on a moving man to see
how much it would be to move bis
household goods to another residence
a few blocks away.
"Fifteen dollars," said the moving
man after sizing him up.
Then he went home and put on bis
oldest suit and a bat that antedated
the flood to help with the packing.
Thus arrayed, be called on another
moving man and asked the price.
"About $10," said the second man
after looking him over.
Tils eyes are cut on the bias."
"But do you think he Is honesty
Tlow can he bet"
"lie wouldn't know a square deal If
he saw It"
"How Is the water?" asked the one
on the shore to the one In the bathing
suit just coming out
"Fine! Couldn't be better."
Thus assured, the victim stripped
and plnnged in. "Why, you pirate!"
lie shouted. "This is ice water, and
you said it was fine. I'eary didn't find
anything colder nt the pole."
"Keep still, you chump! How do
you expect to entice any one else to
come in If you tell the truth about ltT"
Time to De.
"I mutt; the hour Is late.
Adieu, dear heart; adieu, adieu!
Put tUIl he hung around the sate
Till dad called out. "Adieu; please do!"
"Why do you allow these silly men
to write you so many love letters?"
T am saving them aiL"
"Hut what for?"
"Some day I shall write the great
"What is your idea of a perfect
"One who never lets on how dread
fully bored she is."
The man who Is wise is so busy thai
he has no time to bo foolish.
A friend in need isn't a friend Indeed
Unless be has plenty of the needfuL
A small boy U generally purchasable
and generally bas a high sense of hia
Inheriting money Is the way that
most of us would like to earn our liv
No doubt forgiveness is easy to those
who hae been paid up..
A man always firmly regards obsti
nacy as essentially a feminine attri
bute. nnpplness mny not bring money, but
it roiU in a lot of things that are just
A kick In time often saves a disaster.
Sorr.e people are poor, but respecta
ble, and others are just rich.
A deadbeat can beat you to It most
Satan always bn?s himself wben he
sees a nen beginning to get stuck on
Soreness of the muscles, whether in
duced by violent exercise or Injur;
is quicklv relieved by the free py''
canon of Chamberlain's Linlinei:.
Thl3 liniment Is tn ially valuable tzt
muscular rheumatism, and always nt
forda quick relief. Sold by all dru?