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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 1912.
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Thursday, January 25, 1912.
When J. Plerpont Morgan saw the
Nile he must have wondered why bo
much water wasn't scrambled into
. If King George does really visit this
country he will find Bern us Heights,
Yorktown and Valley Forge interest
The late Associate Justice Harlan
left an estate worth $ 15,000. And the
former Judge Gary gave his wife a
"pearl necklace valued at 1500,000 for
a Christmas present.
: The discovery that music causes
'cows to give more milk and hens to
lay mora eggs awakens a sweet hope
.'that the gramophone of the future
will find Its place not in the flat hut
The rulp of a Cincinnati court al
Towing witnesses and counsel to smoke
lie the court room ai an aid to better
thinking will appear to smokers per
haps a "rule of reason ' to be com
mended. What sticklers on court
decorum will think of it is another
: Jewels of the late Sultan Abdul
Hamld of Turkey are realizing fab
ulous' prices in London. The first
nine lots offered by the auctioneer
produced over $500,000 and there are
many more lots to come. A represen
tative of the Turkish government who
was present was beard to congratu
late himself upon the size of the bids.
One large offer, he remarked, would
Jay down the keel of a new warthlp,
and he could easily see the beginning
of a new Turkish navy.
The mere thought that Roosevelt
should again be considered by republi
cans for the fame office for which a
Quarter of a century or so ago Blaine,
Jxijan, Edmunds, Sherman, Allison.
SlarrlBon and others were struggling,
and which hid already been held by
such republicans as Lincoln, Grant and
Garfield, is repellent to every sense of
American political sentiment and pa
triotism. If the republicans do not
want Taft longer, for heaven's sake
let them scrape the country for some
other man within their ranks big
enough for the Job.
Important IuforumUon for Illinois
Not many of the voters sre familiar
with the section of the primary law
pertaining to the selling or giving
away of intoxicating liquor on pri
mary election day. Section 64 of the
primary law provides that "no spir
ituous, malt, vinous or Intoxicating
liquor shall be sold or given away,
nor shall any saloon, barroom or
place where euch liquor is sold or
given away be open during the hold
ing of the primary. Whoever violates
this section shall be fined not less
than 426 or more than J 100."
Another section of the primary law
with which the public should famil
iarize Itself is section 67, which pro
vides: "Any person who shall so
licit, demand or receive, directly or
Indirectly, any money. Intoxicating
liquor or other thing of value, or the
promise thereof, either to Influence
his vote, or to be used, or under the
pretense of being used, to procure the
vote of other persons, or to be used at
any poll or other place for or against
any candidate for office, shall be
teemed guilty of the Infamous crime
of bribery in primaries, and upon con
viction thereof shall be disfranchised
(or term of not less than five or
more) than 15 years, and sentenced to
the county Jail for not less than three
r more than 12 months."
. That World-Wattersoa Wager.
"We who are about to dine salute
rou," la the neat way In which the
New York World announces that It
has lost a bet to Marse Henry Pat
terson of the Louisville Courier
Journal. This wa the wager pro
posed and accepted in December, 1909:
"A dinner for four-and-twenty that
the first Monday of December, 1911.
William Howard Taft and Theodore
Roosevelt are at daggers drawn, the
pager to be decided by the chief Jus
tice, the vice president and the
Ipeaker of the house aa between us."
The appointed day Lartag coma and
rne, the World confesses judgment
and calls upon the winner to cam
time, place, fool and groats. Where
opon Marse Henry bites his pea and
"Shall we have another democrats
peace dinner with every presidential
isplrant at table, or an all-around love
least, having no party- complexion,
TRADES ,T&7 COUNCIL 9 t
with Uncle Joe Cannon in the seat
"As an expectant guest," says Har
per s eekly, "we appeal for recog
nition of the eternal fitness of things.
The democratic presidential aspirants
have had no part In this affair. They
are talking too much, anyway. Nor
can we perceive any sufficient reason
for exalting Uncle Joe. Clearly the
guests of honor should be the two
distinguished statesmen whose un
happy differences have made the din
ner possible and inevitable. Let
Colonel Watteraom escort President
William Howard Taft to a high chair
at one end of the table and let
Brother Ralph PuliUer, with becom
ing deference, conduct the Hon. Theo
dore Roosevelt to an electric chair at
the other end. Then fetch on the
ducks and drakes and let Joy be un-
Came of Sturdy Stock.
The death of Edward Hale Bowman
removes a member of one of the
sturdy pioneer families of Rock Island
county. He was the last of the four
sons of the late Dr. E. H. Bowman of
Andalusia, who, with his beloved wife,
likewise now deceased, was among
the first of the early settlers of Rock
Island county and of western Illinois.
The family resided in Edgington, Buf
falo Prairie and Andalusia townships.
and in the latter township a mile this
side of the quaint village of Andalusia
the Bowman farm was one of the most
attractive in this part of the country.
There In the old homestead known
for Its hospitality Dr. Bowman and
his family lived for years. He was a
great physician, an army surgeon, de
voted to his profession, staunch In bis
friendship, but equally firm in his dis
likes. He would have given his last
drop of blood for a friend but he had
no peace offering for his enemies.
Four eons and two daughters were
reared on the old farm, Edward H.,
Dr. Andrew W., who died a few years
ago in Davenport after a successful
practice; Matthew and Samuel, Miss
Annette Bowman, now located in the
west and Mrs. Blanche Little of Chi
Edward Hale wag the last surviving
ton. He bad resided in Rock Island
county practically all his life. He
followed bis father into the union
ranks in the civil war and was a
Grand Army veteran. He, too, was a
man of distinctive personality. Post
tlve In his notions he stood for what
impressed him as right. He was of
strong will. He had served the county
ah circuit clerk, and In more recent
years had been In the real estate, In
surance and bonding business. He
was fair dealing, and, above all things.
Tariff and Trusts the Sole Cause.
Republican orators in and out of
congress have been increasingly busy
of late explaining the high cost of liv
ing which is getting higher all the
time on the ground that "there are
not as many farmers in the country
as formerly, and that not as much
foodstuffs is produced."
In view of these statements a re
cent report of the government labor
bureau is interesting and instructive.
This report, which is detailed and
comprehensive, shows that . while
there is an increasing disparity be
tween the number of farmers and the
number of consumers of farm prod
ucts, farm production has not only
kept pace with the consumption, but
has exceeded it in greater ratio than
ever before in the history of the na
tion. This, the report points out, is
due to a more general use of labor
saving farm machinery, a constantly
Increasing acreage, and improved
methods of farming. As an example
of this increased efficiency of farming
methods it is shown In the report that
the same amount of labor that pro
duced one bushel of wheat 80 years
ago will now produce 13 bunhela.
The increase in city population, as
shown by the laift census, has been
three times as rapid as that of the
farming communities, yet a less num
ber of farmers, through Improved
methods, have been able to feed a con
stantly greater number of city con
sumers. That this is true is proven
by the fact that American exports or
foodstuffs have been constantly on
When the time comes that this coun
try must import foodstuffs from ether
countries, instead of being sellers of
such produce in all the markets of the
world, at world prices, there may be
some reason to ascribe higher prices
to a shortage of farmers and crops,
but that time has not come yet. The
government report shows that as long
as we are exporters there necessarily
can be no food shortage at home.
This report also states that upwards
of 45.000,000 pounds of butter are
stored in warehouses. Tbis butter, if
It were suddenly released, would cut
the present high price of butter in
half, but it will not be released for
the simple reason that the food trusts
hsve their monopoly, and breaking up
monopolies is not a favorite pastime
of republican administrations.
That the price of butter is wholly
artificial is shown by the fact that
there has been no corresponding in
crease In the price of milk and cheese.
These products are high enough, and
higher than they would be were they
not controlled by the same food mo
nopolies, but a Philadelphia cheese
maker. In an article recently published
In that city, figured It out that If the
prices of butter and milk were deter
mined by the laws of supply and de
mand the price of the best grades of
butter seldom would go above 82 cent
a pound. The milk: dealers, for ob
vious reasons, cannot form a nation
wide monopoly, because of the perish
able nature of milt hence they can
not get the tame grip on the people
that the butter dealers can.
The government report demon
strates pretty clearly that trusts and
tariffs are responsible for the high
prices, not only of batter, but of all
other commodities on which a nation
wide monopoly Ja maintained.
"The saint who smiles does a great!
deal more good In the world than the
saint with a long face."'
Dear Mrs. Thompson I am 16 years
old and am 6 feet, 3 inches high. How
much ought I to weigh? Some say I
am too stout. My weight is 110 pounds.
It Is Impossible for everybody to
be suited. Your weight is right for
your height and age.
Dear Mrs. Thompson My chum and
I had a quarrel over a trivial matter.
We were friends during our school
days, and have been ever since. I
would like to become his friend again,
but think he ought to make the ad
vance, as he was more in the wrong
than I. Please advise me what to do.
J. J. P.
Start the new year by letting by
gones be bygones, and make up the
quarrel without a day's delay. You
probably have both been unreasonable.
To break up a friendship that has last
ed since your school days over a triv
ial matter is not creditable to efther
of you. If your friend will not make
the flr6t advance, do It yourself. Old
friendships are. the most precious
Comment From Capital
BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, Jan. 23. What is
Speaker Champ Clark's attitude on
the Aldrlch currency scheme?
This question has been asked, and
Mr. Clark himself answers it Mr.
Clark's attitude. In a word, is that he
is from Missouri. He desires to be
shown, before advocating the scheme,
that It will break up the money trust,
as Mr. Aldrlch claims, Instead of mak
ing the grip of Wall street on business
tighter even than it is new.
5HOILD BE INVESTIGATED.
The democratic speaker believes the
Aldrlch "plan" should be more closely
investigated than it has been before it
is accepted by congress. "For ft should
never be forgotten," says the speaker,
"that If a good bill is defeated at one
session of congress it may be enacted
into law at a later session; but that
it is extremely difficult to repeal a
bad law almost Impossible to repeal
one backed by such powerful inter
ests as will be benefitted by the Aid
.every nerve is strained," sayB
Mr. Clark, "by the proponents of the
Aldrlch plan to have it formulated
into law as speedily as possible. But
so conspicuous a financier as Hon.
Leslie M. Shaw, thrice governor of
Iowa, and secretary of the treasury
under both McKinley and Roosevelt,
argues that it would do the very
thing which Senator Aldrlch 6ays it
would not do that is, create a
money trust or monopoly in the
bands of a few men, practically hold
ing the power of life and death over
every business in the land.
"Now, as such eminent financial
SUE LEADS EIGHTY-THOUSAND WOMEN IN
BOYCOTT ATTACK ON PRICE OF BUTTER
fJ'$ mm "i j
1 'aw i..reil.l,n.s:l;Vri.,ianl , ImIMMw T$
Mrs. Jullar Heath, of New York, president of the Housewives' League.
Has asked the eighty thousand members of her league to let no butter
paaa the.r lipa for at least thirty days unlesa the dealers cut their
present high prices.
rirst-eUas table butter baa been forced up to fifty-three cents a
pound during the last few days. Similar boycotts have been started
In other cltle.
KENY0N ENDORSES THE
CANDIDACY OF CUMMINS
Washington, Jan. 26. Senator
Keayon of Iowa yesterday issued a
statement announcing his endorse
ment of the presidential candidacy
of his colleague. Senator Albert B.
Cummins. Senator Kenyon declared
he had been earnestly for the re
nomination of President Taft espe
cially because of the attack of men
things on earth. I trust you will need
no further urging.
Dear Mrs. Thompson Please tell me
what to give to a weak, ailing child for
a tonic. MOTHER.
Raw beef juice is a most valuable
tonic for weakly, ailing children. To
prepare it properly, cut up a pound of
the best part of rump steak, Just cover
it with water, and let it stand for
about eight hours. By that time, pro
vided the meat has been cut into small
pieces,. the water 6hould be well col
ored and the meat almost white. Re
member, however, that this raw juice
must be prepared afresh every eight
hours, and on no account must it be
given the slightest bit stale. For bab
ies under six months old the dose is a
teaspoontui every half hour or eo. In
crease the quantity for older children.
physicians as Drs. Aldrlch and Shaw
differ so radically as to the merits
of this 'plan, as to what it will en
able a small coterie of men to do the
business of the land, would we not
be acting wisely to look before we
jump Into an undertaking so import
ant and so far-reaching?
WHY SO MICH HASTE.
"Why all this haste, this rush, to
get it through under whip and spur?
For me, I am utterly opposed to pre
cipitate action and am in favor of
full investigation. Subject its pro
ponents to cross examination, and
discover the why and wherefore ofl
the scheme, who are to be its bene-1
ficiaries, managers and conductors
how the rest of us, big and little,
are to fare in fact all about it. If
it is a meritorious measure, If there
are no jokers concealed in it, its cre
ators and proponents can demon
strate that fact to rational men and!
turning on the light will. do no harm.
It is safer to go slow, then there
will be a small chance of jumping out
of the frying pan Into the fire.
TWO OBJECTIONS TO PLAN.
"There are two objections to the
Aldrlch plan one, that it practically
creates a central bank, concerning
which there will be a great difference
of opinion between the two political
parties and the other, that with the
concentration f the money power
of the country now existing, such
central bank would fall under the
control of this centralized power. I
and that the perversion of the proper
function of banking from that of ad
vancing exchange to that of promo
tion and speculation would con
connected with "big business,'
wnicn the senator said, sought to
destroy tbe president, "because of his
courageous efforts to enforce the
"Had no suitable candidate from
my own state been presented," he
said, "I should have continued to ad
vocate his nomination."
ar. nenyon closed with a warm
tribute to tbe public career of Sena
BBBBBBBBBBBBBSW - A
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tr 9VMCAT M. SMITH
THE GREAT GAME.
"VfO; politics la not a cinch.
Rules change from day to day.
The outs are In, tba Ina are out.
Bo runs the world away.
The party that la down and out
And dead beyond recall.
A poor, bedraggled, bopelesa thins.
May win out In the falL
Predicting weather la not half
So hard as telling; wben
The voters wUl turn aomeraaulta
And change thalr minds again.
Tomorrow la not yesterday.
Nor la next week the last.
In polities you cannot tell
Tba future by the past.
A pleasant gentleman will rise
And for An oflloe run
To let the wide eyed natlvea aee
Tbe way It should be done.
Be thinks he has a walkaway.
The neighbors call htm fit.
But when he bumps the bumps It seems
As though be couldn't quit.
And when one runs at whom they aneer
And say: "Oh, ma! Oh. my!
I think he'll be elected when
Tbe plga begin to fly!"
Ha very often leada tbe crowd
And wlna the race pell mell.
And ao. as waa observed above.
You cannot alwaya tell.
Waste of Time.
"Where do yon go to Sunday school,
my little man?"
"Don't go nowhere."
"What, not to Sunday school at all?"
"What's the use? Christmas is over,
and it's a long time till picnic season."
Pleading For Equality.
"What is the matter with that over
grown chap who is sobbing In the
"He says he wants a personal inter
view with the manager of the athletic
"What is he after? Did you talk
"Says be has found the white man's
"Throw him out He couldn't lick a
"He doesn't claim anything for him
self, but he knows a winner. He
thinks in this age of tbe suffragette
and tbe new woman and of sex equal
ity that his wife should be given a
chance at Jack Johnson because he
knows what she can do."
"He is the hardest man to please I
"What's he complaining about now?'
"You know he was in a railroad
wreck and hud a close shave."
"A close shave?"
"Yes, and now he la kicking because
they didn't throw In a hair cut."
"How was the collection
Brown's last month?"
"And this month?"
What Did She Mean?
"I am quite absentminded at times,
"Oh. well, never mind. Mr. Bore.
Nobody will notice it."
There's nothing quite like laughter
To Jar you from the rut
And send your cares a-kiting
If you are not Its butt.
A woman can get six children ready
to go out in less time than she can get
one husband ready.
Men are curious creatures. Nine out
of ten lift the kettle cover as they pass
through the kitchen.
The man who will chase a departing
street car seldom rises to a position
where he can fix bis own business
Never put a needless test on another's
friendship. But If you do be a sport
and don't howl when tbe test fails.
It is all very well for those to glory
In winter's cold who haven't the get
All the lost opportunities we ever
saw belonged to the other fellow.
Cultivate an extensive vocabulary. It
will often enable you to tell a man Just
what you think of him in language that
will paralyse him till you can get out
If life is what we make it it does
seem unfair that we should be expect
ed to do it well the first time.
The girl doesn't worry about tbe fo
urs as long as tbe youug man has the
.trice of the diamond ring.
Have you a weak throat? If so, yon
cannot be too careful. Ton cannot
begin treatment too early. Each cold
makes you more liable to another and
the last la alwaya the harder to cure.
If yon will take Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy at the outset yon will be
saved much trouble. Sold by all drug
Bristol's Dyspeptic Pijf By Clarissa Mackie.
Copyrighted. 111. by Associated Literary Bureau.
The sun shone down on Frank Bris-1
tol's model farm, but there was no
sunshine in the heart of its owner, nor
did there appear to be gladness in tbe
soul of the owner's pig. That stout,
black bristled beast lay Inertly on a
bed of clean straw against the clean
wall of its scientifically built cement
The model farmer sat on the top of
the cement wall watching his black
pig with anxious eyes. The pig bad
been lying there since morning scarce
ly noticing the trough full of sweet
milk and potato parings that Bristol's
housekeeper had reluctantly placed
"Sweet milk's too good for pigs, Mr.
Bristol," Ann Dangler had said as
sharply as she dared.
"Sweet food makes sweet pork," re
plied the model farmer coolly, and Ann
had tossed her head and returned to
her kitchen to bang the pots and ket
"It looks as if It was going to make
dead pork this time," she grumbled.
Quite regardless of Ann Dangler's
opinions, Frank Bristol continued to
sit on the wall of his pigpen and con
template the prostrate form of Its soli
tary occupant He was a handsome
pig, sleek and clean, as befitted a pig
living in a scientifically built and clean
ly pen. But he was ailing. For two
days be had moped around the peu
and refused to eat of the delicious
food set forth by the highly scandal
It's indigestion," concluded the
model farmer, again consulting tbe
farm manual Issued by his alma mater
the agricultural college he attended.
"This book says to 'compel the ani
mal to take exercise prod it with a
stick until it runs violently around
its lnclosure. This mode of treat
ment, combined with a feeding of thin
gruel, formed of two parts of white
cornmeal to one part of sklmmilk, will
soon restore the pig to normal health.
Hum! I guees Til go and tell Ann to
make the gruel."
Make gruel for a sick pig never!"
cried Ann Dangler when Mr. Bristol
mildly made this suggestion, waving
the farm manual as authority.
"Why not, Ann?"
"Because It's all nonsense. Leave
him alone, Mr. Bristol, and he'll be
all right He's too clean to be real
healthy. Why, pigs has been raised
for years and years in all kinds of
pens, and I never heard of one being
sick before. This one s took cold from
your turning the hose on him the other
"If youll have the gruei reaay at
4 o'clock I'll come in for it," was Mr.
Bristol's reply to this pointed ha
rangue. When she was alone Ann Dangler
meekly stirred the fire and set on a
kettle of skimmed milk. That was al
ways the way these arguments with
Frank Bristol ended. It was apparent
that there was room for only one
"boss" on tbe model farm.
Meanwhile Bristol had provided him
self with the necessary prod in the
shape of a boathook and had erode
hla way to the pigpen.
The animal was breathing heavily,
now and then grunting a baBS note.
Frank Bristol opened the patent
gate and stepped inside, closing the
gate behind him. He went up be
hind the unsuspecting porker and prod
ded him gently with the sharp end
of tbe boathook.
With an astonished squeal the pig
bounded from his bed and ran to the
farther corner of the pen.
"What are you doing in there?" de
manded a nasal voice.
Bristol turned around. "Ah, Mr.
Daley, how are you today?"
"Pretty fair. Don't seem to be noth
ing the matter with your pig."
"I'm forcing him to take a little ex
ercise," said Bristol, once more Jab
bing the pig with the boat hook and
sidestepping as the animal raced
around tbe pen. "He's got a bad case
of indigestion, and I'm trying to cure
Ben Daley opened a capacious mouth
and roared. "Who ever heard of a pig
having Indigestion?" he questioned be
tween roars. "If he's reely sick, Mr.
Bristol, you better make him up a mes
of bog fennel and make him drink it
That'll do him more good than running
around like that nawgs waren't cre
ated to take vi'lent exercise. 'Tain't
their natnr so to do."
"This one seems to take to it
pretty naturally!" puffed Bristol, as
he dodged to and fro. getting in Jabs at
the Infuriated pig.
"You mark my words, young man,
you'll have that thpre pig chasing you
before long!" was Ben Daley's ominous
parting when he went.
Frank Bristol had realized this al
ready. Whatever had been tbe matter
with his pet pig. the animal had ap
peared to have recovered from the mal
ady with unexpected rapidity and. try
as he might, the model farmer could
not escape from the path of tbe efeors
ing beast long enough to unfasten tbl
patent gate and get out of tbe pen
Now and then the race around the
Inrlosure reached a stage when Frank
Bristol was in pursuit of the pi, but
that was when tbe pig fell behind a
little. Once Frank turned and yelled
"Shoo!" at tbe pig. Just as a woman
would have done, but tbe pig only
dropped bis snout to tbe ground and
charged at him.
"I wish I hadn't made this wall
quite s-o high!" panted Frank Bris
tol as be dodged a sudden feint of the
pig and was finally compelled to jump
clear over the animal.
"I wish A-Ann Dangler would
bring out that gru-u-el!" he said later,
as be stumbled over the trough and
arose with one band dripping with
milk. This time the pig nearly reached
him. He managed to jab again at the
pig. and tbe pig rtopped in front of tbe
patent gate to take stock of bis wounds
esal gfuut if flic a at bi ownf r IX
was at that moment Frank heard
voices outside the high stone wall of
One voice was the shrill utterance of
Ann Dancler; the other voice belonged
to the girl but for whom he would
never have become a farmer. He had
once been engaged to Violet Sloan, but .
Violet's lovely auburn bead had been
turned by the worship of a dozen other
admirers, and they had quarreled, and
Frank had closed up his real estate of
fice and taken to scientific farming.
"Getting next to nature," was one way
of describing the case.
"He's In the pigpen most likely."
Ann Dangler was saying in a hostile
"Pigpen!" shrieked Violet Sloan's ac
cents. "What on earth Is be doing la
such a filthy place?"
"Filthy!" returned Ann Dangler. "I
guess you never see a pigpen that
wasn't filthy except this one. 'Tain't
natural for a pig to live so clean, I
say. Why, Mr. Bristol even turns the
hose on him once a week, and that's
what's the matter now. The pig has
caught cold from being too clean."
"Nonsense," returned Violet "Who
ever heard of any one thriving In dirt?
If Frank must raise pigs I'm glad they ,
are nice dean pigs in a cement pig
pen." "Humph r was Ann's reply as she
followed the daintily dressed girl to
the cement wall.
"Ah. here is a gate! Shall we go and
look Inside?" asked Violet, and with-!
out waiting for Ann's reply she moved
toward the patent gate, Ann trotting,
close behind. The sight that met theirs
eyes glued them to the patent gate. I
Around and around the circular pen
raced the weary form of the model
farmer. Behind him trotted with dog-
ged persistency the dyspeptic plg-i
Whenever Bristol showed a tendency .
to slacken his gait the pig granted and
Once the pig darted Into the covered,
sleeping pen, and 'Bristol shot to tbe,
door and endeavored to roll the sliding
portal to Its place, but in vain. It
stuck, and ere Bristol could move It
the pig dashed out again, shooting the
model farmer to an Ignominious posi
tion on tbe straw of the pen.
Thoroughly angry, Bristol swung the
boat book at the beast onryto-ttaaaytiue
slippery handle slide through his hands
to the far aide of the pen. '
Now be was without a weapon. Then
the pig charged him again, granting
He did not dare look at .the gate
though he was conscious of feminine
forms standing there. He was too ex
cited to wonder what Violet Sloan waa
doing there. He was mentally com-!
posing a letter to be written to the au
thor of the article in the farm manual
on "Dyspepsia In Pigs." In this lm
aginary letter there were many under
scored words and countless exclama-'
' tlon points and innumerable Interroga
He was still doing this humiliating
marathon around the scientifically
built pigpen when he beard an in
dignant cry from Ann Dangler. From
the corner of his eye, as be ran ahead
of the pig, be saw Violet Sloan snatch
Ann Dangler's pink sunbonnet from :
her tow colored bead, saw Violet's
lithe form slip inside tbe patent gate, '
saw ber intercept the pig with one
flash of tbe pink bonnet and witness
ed an instant later that animal rush
ing to the far side of the lnclosure
with frightened squeals, while the
pink sunbonnet was tied over his snout
"Hurry through dear!" cried Violet
Sloan, holding the gate open for her
one time lover to escape.
As the gate slammed behind them
Ann Dangler flounced toward the
bouse, her sunbonnetless head held
high in the air a very model of scan
"Dear!" she sniffed contemptuously
as she rocked to and fro in the calico
covered kitchen , rocker. "Call him
'dear a man I wouldn't look at twice!
I wonder who she la?"
At that Instant Mr. Bristol appeared 1
at the door, leading Violent Sloan by
the hand. They both looked very
happy. "I suppose you wonder who
this lady is, Ann Dangler." remarked
Bristol pleasantly. "Tbis is now Miss
Sloan. Later on she will be Mrs. Bris
tol and the boss of tbe model farm!"
"But no more dyspeptic pigs," said
Violet decisively. "Poor Frank has
run off all the flesh he gained by be
ing in the country here, and tbe pig is
dead dead as a doornail!"
And the local veterinarian declared
that the pig died of acute dyspepsia.
Induced by too violent exercise after
Ann Dangler insisted that it was be
cause the pig was too scientifically
Ben Daley said it must have ben
the way the wind was.
Violet Sloan and Frank Bristol and
they were the only two whose opinion
on the subject mattered, as tbe pi
was dead did not say a word. They
had not beard anything except their
own volcea discussing the wedding de
tills. Jan. 25 in American
1813 James Marion Slmms, distin
guished writer and Inventor, born;
1890Tour round tbe world in 72 days
6 hours and 12 minutes by Nellie
Ely of the New York World ended
at Jersey City.
190t Brigadier General Joseph Wbeei
er, V. K. A., retired, frmer lieuten
ant general of the Confederate
States, died: born 1837.
1907 Isabella Beecher Hooker, last of
the children of Bev. Lyman Beech
er. died: bora Jf-22.
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