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THE ROCK ISL.AXD ARGUS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 1911.
Published r3Uy ar.d Weekly at 1624
Second avenue, Rock Island. III. En
tered, at the postoffice as second-class
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Thursday, August 24, 1911.
I-efs have no make-shifts in street
paving Improve thc-m right, and do
but congress did
most of the real
The newspaper paragraph""- tet-iu
iinited that the granddaughter
Je -named Theodora.
A Chicago woman of 2 6 already
has had five husbands. It is not
only in aviation that Ch cago breaks
I.abrador U to have a new gover
nor next year. Of course if Mr. De
neen is really anxious to run again
but what's the use?
"Governor Deneen leaped from
auto and saves life of colored boy."
Truly the press agent is working
overtirfle, these days.
The statesmen have left Washing
ton and will now he busy for a time
on the Chautauqua platform and patch
ing up political fences.
In Chicago the egg trust Is accused
of storing up eges of doubtful quality '
for future sale. If this be true, the
egg trust should be given a dose of
its own medicine.
- President Taft's veto of the cotton
bill, wool bill, and free list bill causes
the Kansas City Timed to remark that
the president realizes that the admin
istration might as well be shot all to
pieces as the way it is.
Down in Texas, cowboys are sing
ing the rattle to bleep instead of
watching theui all night. Possibly
some old bovine favorite like "The
cows are in the clover, they have
trampled there since morn."
Senator Root favors the arbitration
treaties with Great Britain and France
but wants them amended. He aloO fa -
vored Canadian reciprocity, but waDt-
ed the reciprocity agreement amended.
There are other ways of defeating
such measures than opposing them
Praising President Taft for vetoing
the wool bill, the president of the
American Woolen company savs:
"Schedule K represents the outcome of j
deep Btudy cf many of the greatest '
statesmen of America." ADtarentlv!
schedule K Is the only known rival of 1
the British constitution in respect to ;
growth and development, and nobody i
is eTer quite sure what either of them '
Jm Follevte a IleI Candidate Now. I
j , . T t- , " i
Toff o Tl anr. nffiAt rif To TnllotfA
and a chance to win." This cry has
been taken up anew by the genuine
renublican insurgents since La Fo'lette
cooperated with the democrats in an
honest endeavor to revise the tariff
downward from the Aldrich-Payne I
The Indications are that If Mr.
Taft obtains the renomination the La
Folletle and Roosevelt hosts will hard-!
ly raise finger, much less their
voices, to help him.
Democratic Proepevt Bright.
"Prospects for the election of a
democratic president have never been
brighter." declared Hon. James T.
v Lloyd of Missouri, chairman of the
national democratic congressional
coiAiLumee. w no wu iu coarge m me
campaign wmcn resulted in tne pres
ent heavy democratic majority in the
house. "The democratic party is pop
ular from one end of the country to
th other," continued Mr. IJoyd." be
. cause the present house has carried
out pre-election promises and made a
creditable showing in every way.
"The many investigations conduct
ed by the democratic committees have
shown to the satisfaction of every in
telligent man In the country that the
republicans are guilty of mal-admlnls-t
ration and should be relieved of pow
er, for a term or two at least."
nilnoU Will Be Democratic.
There Is sentiment up and down the
Uts that niinots win be voted Into
the democratic column at the next
late and national elections.
Republican newspapers writ to th
contrary, o course, but tboae repub
lican press agents Ao not mean what
they say, because they csre absolute
ly nottusf with which to support their
Republicans throushoul the stats who
five Boneat spressloa to their views
linbesltsiireljr sdmU that conAliotm
revar tcd to so certainly indlrat
fiat llltbo M $9 dwmoerati as they
co today. j
There ara raaens for tbi- the con i
!tlon ar bvlovitf. I
Yhai tC'i of ft republican IreisUUr i
has the republican party of Illinois
Has it not been a travesty a mere
political wrestling mat for republican
factions, which hate one another with
most venomous bitterness?
What of the republican delegation j
which Illinois has been maintaining la ,
Not one of Them voted for the wool
and other tariff schedules which were
intended to modify the present infa
mous Aldrich-Payr.e republican tariff ,
What of the kind of United States j
j senators the republican party of Illi- j
' nois is maintaining In Washington? j
t Do Illinois republican office seeker?
: think they are entitled to popular sup- j
i port because lxrimer is one of the j
I Washington during a serie3 of investi
gations of his election, the Infamy of;
; which has shocked the nation? j
! r ;
! Will republican office seekers in Illi-!
1 nois claim that they are entitled to J
popular support because they loaded ;
down the taxpayers of this state with j
a $2S.O00'rt0 legislature? .j
Paul Ilevere's Bell.
One of Ixmgfellow's beautiful poems j
is "The Bells of Lynn." Of these bells, i
whose sounds floated across the water
to Nahant. the bell cf the First Meth-
odist Episcopal church had the first ;
cheerful peal and the most Interesting !
history, writes Anna Breed in Zion's j
Herald. It was cast by the worthy j
old patriot, Paul Revere. In 1S1G. and!
hung in the steeple of the old church. :
' Later, when the present edifice was
completed, in 1S79, it was removed to I
the tower, so that for 95 years it has '
rung for church services and public
celebrations. It has called the people .
to the preaching services of 45 differ
ent pastors and has welcomed 11 ses-.
Fions of the New England conference.
When President Monroe visited Lynn,
in 1517, the old bell welcomed his
romine. and rar.c rn the visits of Prea-
idem 'Johnson and Polk and the Hun-!
garian patriot, Kossuth
On the sur
render of Generai Lee and the fall of
Richmond it rang for 12 hours, six
men relieving the oher in pulling the
and on the days of President
Lincoln's funeral it tolled from morn-
ir. r until cii-cnitK, It i a a AaloKrgl0
birthday by ringing at morning, noon
The day Johu Prown was hung, Dec
2, ISoS, iho hell tolled from 12 until 1
o'clock. For the past three year6, on
the day of the city election, it has
rung at morning and noon to call out
i the people to vote for no license, and
at a late evening hour has joyfully an
nounced the welcome news that the
! ci'y was saved from the evils of the
' saloon. While the church bells were
! ringing at 9 o'clock one evening re
cently the good people of the Method-
ist Episcopal church were startled by
' their bell's making a terrible discord,
' The bell had been cracked and now Is
rt mav, perhaps, be recast, but If so
it wlu neV(?r &f,aia oe the bell cast by
) pauj Severe,
FAVOR OF INDEPEN
DENCE OF PHILIPPINES
(Continued from Pax One.)
Ppino people shall elect delegates
to a convention which shall draft a ! propositions is the only solution or j
constitution for the Philippine republic, j the Philippine problem that will do j
and after the constitution shall have! justice to the Frllpino people and j
been adopted by the Filipino people, ; honor to the I'nited States. The i
they 6ha.ll proceed to elect the officials ' world knows that the Filipinos help- j
of tne Philippine republic. led the American troops to defeat the j
"When said officials have been duly ' Spaniards In the Philippines, because,
elected and duly qualified, the sover-!
eignty of the I'nited States over the I
Philippines shall be turned over to the
Filipinos themselves, and the inde-!
; pendence of the Phlpippine republic
8ha11 be cognized. This is the way-
- , ...
THORN FOR YEARS
IN SIDE OF WILEY j
O. F. McCABE.
Solid tor Charles P. McCabe, of
ths Department of Agriculture, in
h'-a efforts to discredit Dr. Harvey
V. Wiley, chief of the Bureau or
Chemistry, has exposed to public
view the fact that ha baa been vlr
uat head of the department and has
tunning it for several years.
MILE-A-M1NUTE BOATS GATHER FOR INTERNATIONAL TROPHY
SPEED CONTESTS ON HUNTINGTON. BAY. L. .. COURSE NEXT MONTH
Cz m "II -.-yr'- i n. - initami nmr
m ii m
i'-t :Wjn nw 1 1 t - f V.7 -jqi - vrv - - if
wh,ch best 6uit the Filipino peo-
"The other way is the gradual '
transfer of the government to the
Filipinos. This can be carried out
by legislation which shall provide.
"First, that it is the purpose of j
the United States to give to the Fill-j
independence within eight
years. (A lesser period would be j
1 more acceptable to the Filipino peo
iPle). "Second, that after the passage of
, the act, the Filipinos shall elect the
upper house of the Philippine legis
, lature, thereby placing immediately
the whole legislative power in their
"Third, two years after the Fili
i pino people have been conducting
their legislative work, there 6hall be
I held a convention to frame a consti
I tution for the Philippine republic,
and after its adoption by the people,
the power of all American secretar
ies shall cease and they shall be suc
ceeded by Filipino secretaries, dtily
elected by the people.
"Fourth, after the lapse of anoth
er two years, the Filipinos shall
have the right to elect the president
of the Philippine republic.
"Fifth, two years thereafter, the
full and absolute independence of the
Philippine republic shall be granted.
B V 1'TRRS ATI O N A IGR EKMKXT.
"Both of the aforesaid schemes
should include the neutralization of
the Philippine republic by an inter-
Either of these
they were led to believe aRci did be-
lieve that the I'nited States would
not hold the Philippine archipelago
in subjection, but wouid free and
help the Filipinos to establish an in
MISS CLEVELAND TO WED
of J-ato lresilent
rry Professor's Son. i
Tamworth, N. H., Aug. 24. It was!
learned at the home of Mrs. Grover ;
Cleveland that the ex-president's
eldest daughter, Esther, is soon to
marry Randolph D. West of New
York, son of Professor Andrew West!
of Princeton university. He has been j
attentive to her fcere at Tamworth. I
Miss Cleveland is about 20 years old.
She is an ardent tennis player. It'
was learned froma member of th
household that the wedding will take
place about Oct. 15. Although Mr.
West has been in New Hampshire
this summer, local people knew little;
Centenarian Dies After Fall.
Sycamore, Aug. 24. Charles Hunt,
100 years old, died at the home of h'.s
son in DeKaJb today. His death was
caused by a fall Eeveral week ago,
in which he suffered a broken leg.
SCHMIDT & ROBINSON,
Sheet metal work of all
kinds. Booflnj, ceilings,
gutters, valley tin, ridge
The Self Cleaning Modern
We would like to fur.
sish you an estimate.
Phone West 1522. 2107
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The Argus Daily Short Story
The Airship By Clarissa Mackie.
Copyrighted, 1911, by Associated Lit wary Prea.
Celia O'Brien sat stiffly in the p'at
ent rocker, and on the other side of
the room the hard sofa upheld the
burly form of Dennis Flint. Between
them, on a marble topped stand, rest
ed the small working model of an air
ship. Miss O'Brien broke the strained si
lence with a hysterical laugh.
"And so you've spent all the money
on that that!" She pointed a trem
bling finger at the airship.
"Every blanked cent!" growled Den
"Even the furniture money the
money for tLe gTeen parlor set when
we was to be married next month?"
she insisted tearfully.
"Not a copper left not enough to
buy a shoestring." admitted Dennis,
staring helplessly at his feet.
"And all for that that thing what
couldn't do a thing for anybody 2"
"I'm glad I didn't let go my Job at
the store," said Celia pointedly.
"Then you won't wait for me any
longer?" asked Dennis, turning away.
bis kind face quite white with pain
"I don't see any use." returned his
sweetheart stonily; "by the time you ve
saved money enough to get married
on I'll be so old and gray there won't
anybody look at me. If you'd only
stuck to your job and been a good ina-
cbinist instead of a poor forlorn lnven-
tor we could have beeu married next
month and had a parlor with the green
"To the dlvvle with the green par
lor set Sure and you ouguter mar
ried a furnitoor man." sputtered Den
nis wrathfuliy. Yure head's full of
"And that's more than your owa is.
Dennis Flint," interpolated a grtm
i "WTLI. IOT7 GIVE MS $135?"
i voice from the doorway. "Of all the
Impty tended gossoons you're the limit!
j Celia. yure engagement to Dennis is
broke. I never wtxtied ye the bad
' luck to marry the likes cf him, but ye
: would have after him and its turned
as might be expected. Don't yon neT-
: er see nim no more! Mistber Flint, 1
wish ye good svening!"
Mrs. O'Brien turned her lumbering
bclk aside, and her flaming red face
: disappeared. "Good night. Mistber
! Flint" she repeated from the shadows.
; "Good night" returned Dennis sav
agely, and without a glance at the
: wailing Celia he tramped down the
i atalrs and out into the streets.
A long dreary night spent la turning
' over plan after plan for the disposal
. cf bLi intention left LJjn wesry and I
depressed the following morning. In i
I the afternoon he went to the large fur- j
nitnre stose. past whose sliRerinjr win
The motor boat races to be held
September 4 to 9 at Huntington . Bay,
L. I., for the British International
cup, will be better and bigger than
anything of the kind ever attempted.
The British record-holding Maple
Leaf III. has arrived In New York
on the liner Baltic. Two other Eng
lish boats are coming. The Maple
Leaf III. this season covered one
mile at the marvelous speed of fifty
nine miles an hour.
dows be and Celia bad so often 6trolled
on summer evenings and before which,
lately, they had paused more often to
discuss the merits of the furniture dis
There had been one momentous oc
casion when they bsd entered the store
and looked at parlor suits and both
bad fallen in love with one of ma
hogany, upholstered in deep green
plush. Dennis had gone so far as to
make a deposit of $10 on the furni
ture, and the balance was to be paid
within a week or so.
Several weeks bad passed and the
young man bad become engrossed In
his Invention; dollar after dollar had
been withdrawn from the bank until
the evening before he bad faced a
balanced bank account and gone
straight to Celia and confessed with
out a misgiving as to her attitude.
In the visions of Dennis Flint there
were huge factories, belching forth
smoke from the furnaces that sup.
plied the power that manufactured the
new ships. He conld see men stream
ing home from work with dinner palls;
he could see rows of neat cottages,
where contented wives and happy
children worked and played; bs could
see Celia, bis wife, living in an affln- j
ence such as she bad never dreamed
of in her position as saleslady la the
big department store.
And all these visions vanished be
fore the reality that a green plush
parlor suit meant more to Celia and
her mother than all the airship and
air castlea In the world. If these
things would make CeJia happy then
it was bis place to see that she had
them, provided she would reconsider
Ler decision not to marry him.
So Dennis walked into the furniture
store and sought out the black eyed
man who had waited on him before
and who could discourse for long
hours on the beauty of green parlor
suits and never once repeat his phrases
or contradict himself.
"Ah!" said the man. looking at him
"Yes," said Dennis. "I paid $10 on
account of a green plush parlor suit a
few weeks back."
The man looked blankly at him.
then called to another man. who rang
for a boy and sent him on an, errand.
When the boy came back the black
eyed man telephoned somebody, and
at last he came bark to Dennis with a
scrap of paper in bis band.
"Sold to DennU Flint one parlor
set, green piusb. mahogany tiaiati.
Price f45: paid on account $10; bal
ance due $35." He paused breathless
ly. "That's all true," said Dennis, awed
by this display of business detail.
"Now, don't make no mistake about
that set I'll come in and pay for the
rest of it" He moved away.
"The lady has Just been in. and she
says it won't be needed." The man
stared at him impudenuy.
Dennis paled and his Hps set firmly.
"Yon'Il save it as I told you under
stand? If the lady don't want it, I
"Very well." said the man hastily
and made a memorandum on the
As Dennis walked out through one
of the revolving doors in the front of
the store Celia O'Brien hastened in-1
ward from the street They were
separated only by a few feet of space, j
but each one was so absorbed in his '
misery that they passed as strangers
All at once a thought came to Den
nis, and be hastened back to his room
In the boarding bouse and took the '
model airship tinder his arm. There j
was one expert whom be bad Just re-:
membered. a man of small capital, but .
large brain. Dennis would as a last
resort approach this person with the
He had exhausted the patience of the
various experts he had approached dar
ing the past few months. There had
been lacking one essential point about
bis Invention that denied its practica
bility; now be bad supplied that one
thing and be was sure the ship would
be a success. He was not a dreamer
be was a practical man. This was
the one thing he bad invented, and
perhaps it would be the last
Dr. Long received the young Irish
man with a slight Impatience which
changed to keen Interest as be exam
ined the model. For several hours
they worked over the little airship, and
at the end of that time the older man
pushed back his glasses and looked at
"Tour ship will be a success. I bs
lleTe. I am going to France tomor
row. Come with me, and we will
work together for your success. Too
will be a rich man. a famous man.
"For how long shall we be gone?"
demanded Dennis grimly.
"A couple of years. But it will be
worth the time spent At the end of
that time you will be a rich man. and
I will not be poor," smiled the doctor
Dennis stared out of the window
Into the busy street. Hs had dream
ed of riches for Cells and himself,
never for himself alone. What could
he do with money If not spend It on
"How much will you give me for It
as It stands T be asked bluntly.
"I can't afford to give you what It
Is worth, Flint," returned the doctor
frankly. "I am not rich; Inventors
never are. Better decide to come with
me and make your money out of It
"I want it now," returned Dennis
grimly. He paused and mentally fig
ured "the cost of the little house fur
nishings that be and Celia bad plan
ned so many times, including the
green rarlor suit "Will you give me
$135?" be asked anxiously.
The doctor Jumped to his feet.
"Man alive! Are you crasy?" he de
Dennis shook his head impatiently.
"I will be If I can't get that sum be
fore tonight," be muttered.
Dr. Long went to bis desk and filled
out a check and a bill of sale. "I can
afford $500," be said, holding out the
check. "And now I feel like a robber.
Some day you may bear from me
When Dennis reached the top-of the
third flight of stairs that led to the
O'Brien flat the bead of Cella's mother
flashed out of the door.
"Whist!" she uttered solemnly. "Ce
lla's that broke up over yure quarre'
she's had to come home from the sti .
I think she'd fly sway with ye this
minlt If yure little ship was ready.
She's terrible upset over something,
and she says she nlver wants to see a
grane plush parlor suit sgMn nor more
do I, fer I think red is more tasty
like." "It's too bad. Celia 'd be Hkln me
when you don't approve, Mrs. O'Brien, '
began Dennis politely when sbe Inter
rupted him by a gentle push within the
"G'wan." she said affably. "I liked
ye best of all, an' I wasn't goiu' to
have Celia playln with ye. I know
how to manage her. She'll wait fer ye
twenty year now that I've forbid ye
"She won't have to wait twenty
days," said Dennis happily as be
swooped down and snatched a kiss
from the kindly red face before bs
went to Celia.
Aug. 24 in American
1S14 Washington captured by the
British, and the capilol and other
public buildings were buiued.
1003-Major Charles H Smith (Bill
Arp), well known southern humor
ist, died; born 12.
1910 John I.athrop, soldier and Jurist,
died; born 1K55.
SPENDS KING'S CASH
TRYING FOR THRONE
, . ... z .
Princess Clementine cf&fyium
Princess Clementine -f Belgium,
no the wife of 1'rlnce Victor Na
poleon, the Bonapartlst pretender, is
spending the money she Inherited
from her father, King Leopold, pro
moting the Bonapartlst movement
against the French government
TRI-CITY RAILWAY AND
LIGHT CO. STOCKS AND
LITTEN & ROBERTS
Peoples National Hank liidg.
Phone W(-t 122.
rTrHOPE to whom goodness is a toil
some thing have to lsbor so hard
at it that they haven't heart to dls-'
Teople who find it easy to be good
take a lot of credit to themselves be
cause they aren't bad.
Narrowness of view seldom Is found!
with breath of intellect
There is apt to be a cold wave la
the family circle sbout the time th
monthly bills come In.
We never allow any one to make usi
miserable because our permission Is
The people who always take then
time also take yours and mine.
A stitch la time Is worth two In the
Anybody who talks what he doesn't'
know talks too much.
Some persons sre always diseover-j
Ing opportunities to make fools oe'
When brawn In transmuted Intw
brain thing do move.
It may take bnt Httle to make a man
happy, but few women ever discover
ed how the principle works.
Living on a diet.
GettinK right along,
Eatlna uiujrr ordera.
Growing" well and troaaw
Oh. but It I healthy!
Mr, hut It Is fine!
Oh. but It taken coiirar
When you coma to dlnat
Liver wasn't worktna-:
fltomach wasn't strong;
Kldneye were contrary;
Everything vu wrong.
In n solemn manner
Poctnr shook hrad.
"lletter try a diet '
That was what ha eald.
Grains and nut for breakfast.
Nuts and grains for fit.
Grains and nuts for dinner,
Maybe lialf a cracker
Toasted good and brown
With a aians of water
Just to wash It down.
Tes. It's very healthy.
And dlnease It knocks.
1 am feeling stronger
Than a corn fed .
But I niust'confei-s It
With a hopeless slch
I would Ilka a beefsteak
And a hunk of pie.
"now are you petting on?"
"I am leading the simple life."
"Do you think so?"
"I do. indeed!"
fcI find It very expensive."
"Dear me! How lovely It mu.t be!"'
"Don't go near that man.
"Ue looks safe enough."
"But he will offer to buy you s
"Would that sr-nre me?"
"Hut li" will N ad you to a soda foun
tain." Not a Matter of CHoios.
"Did they allow yl.,,n t-rn on the
trnln you came throii;li on?"
"Allowed thern? They compelled
"How was that?"
"We were kicked ofT at netiriy every
A rr.an was walking down the street.
And h was feeling bl j.
Now, wasn't that a foollh thing
For eny man lo d?
"I always shudder st the Inevitable."
"I admire it."
"How funny! Why?'
"Because It Is always able to take
tare of Itself."
"I have a good h-ml on me.
"I notice It la good fvr oue thing."
In buying a cough medicine, don't b
afraid to get Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. There is no danger from It,
and relief la sure to follow. Espec
ially recommended for cougt.s, colds
and whooping cough. Sold by all
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