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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 1912.
SAYS EVIL SPIRIT
BATTLE WITH HIGH WATER RENEWED AT MEMPHIS; FIGHT TO
HOLD LEVEES AGAINST TREMENDOUS PRESSURE OF FLOOD
Give YoMir Wife
Robert Goerner, the man who said
yesterday that he is too light to down.
fearing come to that conclusion after
jumping into the .Mississippi river, ex
plained this morning 1n police court
this his attempt at auicide came about
as the result of the dictates of "bad
fpiriti" wnich possess him, body,
mind and soul, and that should they
again prompt him to attempt such an
act, he mill be forced to take heed of
their mandates. The magistrate in
formed him that he would be allowed
to go-free should he promise to stay
way from the water and away from
Rock Island. Gocrner when aeked aa
to his residence replied, "1 don't live
anywheres." He departed from the
station in search of employment.
Cold Blooded Man.
"Man Is the coldest blooded animal
there is." said a well known doctor.
"Man's low temperature!" the doctor
went on. "is rwponslble for more than
half his ailments. Tour normal tem
perature is iS'4 decrees F. It Is only
when yon have a bad temperature
that you fret aa warm as any of the
lower animals that la to say, when
you are. in a btafb. feT-er. with a tem
perature of 102, you are at the normal
beat of the cat the do, the ox. the
rat, and so on. In the coolest of seas
the porpoise Is never cooler thaa 100
degrees. The bat. the rabbit, the
guinea pie. the hare and the elephant
likewise are all cool at 300 degrees.
The hen has the hiphefst temperature
of all the lower creatures, and it Is a
good deal warmer, too. when a chicken.
Its temperature then la as high as 111.
but ape and -spoHnce cool its blood
by 3 degree.-." New York Globe,
The Trouble In That Family.
"You told me when you said jroodby
yesterday that I should never see you
sjmln," she complained aa she straight
ened up beside the tub.
"I know I did." bo replied, leaning
wearily apaiust his breath, "but you
know wha' th' philosoph'r says, don
shu? 'A bad promise is (hie:) better
broken.' Why donsbu try to be (hlc!)
more philosophic'? Thash whatsh al-
v , - ;
Scenn In flooded part of Mempnia,
Tenn. At .top. tha a plant; below,
delivering flrocciee In tha flooded part
The heroic struggle of tha people of
Memphis and other Mississippi cities
In their fight egsJnst overwhelming
odds will always be remembered in
th same way aa the pluck of San
Francisco after the earthquake and
of Gaiveston after ber tidal ware. It
la such crlaea aa these teat brine out
the greatest qualities of individuals
ways been fhe trouble in thlsh fata
(hie.') fnm'Iy. You tiin't pot ny phi!
(hle! o:iby in your system." Chicago
A But In tha Case.
Festive Gentlemnn (retr.rr home)
It's all very well saying tbersn no
place like Jome. but it's setting thersh
the trouble. London Opinioa.
The Modern Cl.
lie What do you call a real typical
mo.lern trir!? S!n- One who prefer
on heir In the castle to a castle in th
air. London Answers.
Knox Beards a Dictator
Vtplicd: "No, there is no censorship
it is unnecessary. The editors under
stand perfectly what the government
wishes published' or not published.'
The city has two papers recognized
x t iii&lan aeerp
. rll 1 M Mr. Kno
jLon t nil your oome
with steam on wash-
no hot, steamy
odors and almost no
rubbing when you
Guatemala City, March 1G. Gua
temala has not been especially
punctilious in observing its ob
ligations under the Central Ameri
can peace pact of 1907. and only r-
c-ntlv Salvador hart nr-rnsinn tr enm-'as official organs and a third, "La
plain and invite the sood offices of the ; Compana," the unthrottled "opposi
i American state department to secure ! ntn weekly. The latter bold voice
erritorial rights against Gaute- tne reople spoke the only word or
agression. iuiw:uuia-.v jciruiug tue Auiern.au
nox evidently had this In ' lrl lls lssl'e of two weeks ago today.
mind w hen he delivered his formal j CP-V f which was surreptitiously
i ddnss at the president s dinner to-; furnished for inspection. Mr. Knox
night. It must have required some was described as a bird of ill omen
! courage after the kingly style in : and its readers were advised to drape
; which he had been entertained, and ; "i?ir windows in'black on the day of
Isuirounded by men who appeared to: his advent in the capital. Inasmuch
draw their breath by sufferance of the jaj every intelligent Gautemalan
I host, for the secretary to stand up' knows that "La Compana" is la
':.mi declare in language that could ! crctly directed by the government as
!nol be misunderstood that the strict ;-i.st itut.-d in the person of Cabrera.
fidl-.crcni.e of Cauieniala to the Wash-
1 ii'ptoti conventions was ins' parahio
from any hope of future prosperity,
1 rdvancement and peace. The conven
tions provide that disputes between
; the live republics shall be submitted
to the peace tribunal at CartHgo; that
no government shall invade the ter
ritory of another, or permit, within
'their own boundaries the outlining of
i.i . . . . . i . ,
revolutiouarv exi-e.litions against ai "ere sirippeu oi uieir necora
' sister republic. The secretary aid 1 is by vandals, it was explained. A
! in part: similar incident occurred upon the
i "Guatemala in its position cf close I last night of Admiral Swinburn's vis
: proximity to the 1'nited States, where ' 't some years ago. and no political
there is ever ready an eager market ' signinc ante was to be attached to the
matter, tr.e cr.rnp followers of Knox
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its attitude offers a subject of specu
lation. Perhaps it was a rap for the
"tntis." and possibly like the appear
r.iiep in public of the president. It was
ir tended to direct attention to the
freedom cf republicanism in Gaute
n ala on the same theory that a par
tial admission is stronger sometimes
than an erntivoi al denial.
Late tonight many of the street
' . . .
People IPower Comnipaiiniy
Sixty Years Old
This bank has entered on its sixtieth year of active bus
There are not many men living today who remember
when it first opened its doors, but those doors are open
now, as they have been on every legal banking day for
three generations, to welcome legitimate business in ev
ery department of banking.
Remember the State bank the old bank where your
parents and grand parents have been doing business for
4 Interest on Savings
STATE BANK OF ROCK ISLAND
Second Avenue and Seventeenth Street.
OafMtaJ 9300.000.00 Surplus SIOO.OOO.OO
!for its products, and with its dense
i population occupies indeed an en
i viable position among the Central
I American nations. This position will
be rendered increasingly desirable as
jtiir.e goes on and the development of
your country's enormous possibilities
lis accomplished. And Mr. President,
j I may here remark without, I am
sure, indulging any view not equally
shared by yourself, that the continuous
i development and permanent advance
; ment of the republic depend on its
stable economic conditions as well as
iupon its domestic contentment and
! consequent repose. The unvarying
friendship of the government of the
. I'nited States for republican institu
tions In this hemisphere and its . de
sire to see them conserved free from
interference are too well known and
understood to need words of reassur
ance from me. From the very incep
tion of, and even before the indepen
dence of the Latin-American nations,
the attitude of the American govern
ment, which later was unmistakably
announced by President Monroe, was
well known and it continues undimin
ished to the present day.
"In Central America the 1'nited
States fcas a special interest not only
because of the proximity of the five
republics to the great commercial
highway now nearing completion in
Panama, but also because of its mor
al obligations under the Washington
conventions. The maintenance of
peace and stable conditions in these
republics is a matter of first Impor
tance to my government. The faith
ful observance of those conventions
will, in the ripinlon of my government,
so far toward the elimination of the
turmoil that has hitherto shaken the I not do any work. I tried different
were told, indeed, no significance, po
litical, or otherwise, is to he attached
to anything done in Gautemala with
out the express direction of the presi
dent. A few years ago the entrance to the
palace where the correspondents were
n reived this afternoon was spattered
v ith blood when William Heimke,
vov: American minister to Salvador,
tailed to present his credentials to
Cabrera. A company of cadets, at a
prearranged sienai, had fired upon
the president as be appeared in the
('ncrvav. They were young and ner
vous and their aim was bad. Cabrera
received a bullet through a hand
vbich lie had raised to protect his
face. The palace guard, alarmed at
the sound of the firing, fell upon the
cadels before they could fire again,
f nd there followed a massacre that no
Gi.uteir.r.lan will describe truthfully.
Twenty-five or 30 cadets were killed
or the spot, hut so quickly were th!
bodies removed that when Mr. Heim-j
drove vp a few minutes later only
pcols of blood in the court yard re-!
mained to tell of the tragedy, and j
these were soon washed away. Thej
captain of the cadets who escaped the
onslaught was promised his lite if tie
vould reveal the identity of the mas
ter mind of the conspiracy, but the
young officer told the president, so
the story runs, that he would not do
so. Not one party to the plot weak-c-.ed,
but the widow of a slain -cadet,
out of gratitude for financial assis
tance from the government, turned
ever certain personal effects of her
husband, and among them, innocent
ly, some correspondence, it is alleged,
which led to wholesale arrests. It is
said that in the year following the at
tempt 500 lives were exacted in re
tribution for the bullet in Cabrera's
The most recent attempt upon the
p;esident left him unharmed, but cost
tho life of his coachman, who was a
pt rty to the plot of one or two others,
and the 'wounding of a general who
waa in a carriage with the president.
The coachman had been instructed to
stop the presidential carriage at a
ceitain point where a mine was to be
eploded beneath it. He made the er
ror of stopping nit the carriage, but
tlie hofses directly over the explosive,
and upon its discharge was blown to
'pieces with the team.
Jn justice to Cabrera and his meth
ods, it should be added that under his!
ruie, Gautemala has prospered in
peace, while some republics, notably
I Nicaragua, have all but bled to death
.from self-inflicted wounds. Its bet
ter looking class are intelligent and
line looking. The public buildings
are works cf art and the schools are
a credit to the country. Strange
ciniith, many Americans in the cap-
Rabat, Morocco A French column
under General Ditto routed a large
force of rebel tribesmen near Machel.
The fight lasted 13 hours.
Lawrence, Kan. Melville E. Stone,
general manager of the Associated
Press, and Thomas L. Masson, editor
of "Life," were the guests of honor of
the Kansas State Editorial association
Fargo, N. D. The Armour Packing
company was fined $100 here Monday
for selling paila of lard under weight,
in violation of the state pure food law,
which requires actual weight to be
printed on the containers.
Santa Barbara, Cal. Robert Camer
on Rogers, author of "My Rosary"
and prominent in literary circles, was
operated upon Monday for appendi
citis. The surgeons pronounced Mr.
Rogers' condition aa serious.
New York Papers
gate's court Monday
in the surro
show that the
personal estate of Mrs. Maria Louisa
Vanderbilt, "widow of the late William
H. Vanderbilt, amounted to $625,478.
Mrs. Vanderbilt died in 1S96.
Phoenix, Ariz. Equal suffrage
won a victory In the Arizona assembly
Monday when the house. 21 to 4, pass
ed the bill granting women the full
right of suffrage. There was little de
bate. The bill was sent to the senate,
Washington A bill to create a na
tional park service In connection with,
the department of the interior under
supervision of a director to be ap
pointed by the president, was introduc
ed Monday by Representative Raker
Washington A "bill to make 'it eas
ier for homesteaders to get title to re
claimed lands was introduced by Sen
ator Smoot. The Smoot bill would
grant a title in five years, the govern
ment retaining a lien on the land until
all payments are made by the homesteader.
news an tne time The
A Remedy No Family-
Should Do Without
Gives the Real Facts In Regard to
Wit Case and Tells How She
Jonesboro, Ark. "I suffered a com
plete break down In health, some time
ago," writes Mrs. A. McGi'.l, from this
place. "I was very weak and could
tf rr fiinnitatinna rif finmo ri f tha laca '
fortunate and less tranquil countries.
"In conclusion, Mr. President, al
low me to indulge the hope that the; Rnd took me more
net ween our respective
rsmedies, but they did me no good.
One day, I got a bottle of Cardui. It
did me so much good, I waa surprised.
l'HIL M1TCHEIX. President.
I. 8. Will IE, Vice President.
K. T. AXDERSOX, Cashier.
C. F. CHAXNON, .WsiMnt Cashier.
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relations netween our
countries may become increasingly
cordial and close, to the mutual bene
fit of both."
This speech if published here, as it
Probably will not be, may reassure a
good many who have admired the sec-,
retary because of his part in breaking!
the tyranny of President Zel&ya of
Nicaragua and some of whom, unfa
miliar with the necessities of diplo
macy, must have been bewildered to
see this champion of republicanism,
accepting the hospitality of the most
notorious dictator now tolerated un
ner a pretense of popular govern
ment. An editor of a local paper when asked
if the government censorship ws severe
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not many months are jiaBtted without
some obstruction of the bowels. In oilier
words, conatipatlon, even it only tem
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. l J A. ortaifl Via alaan ur i 1 1 nn I. A.m.4
any accusation against tne l-res.-ienc, . -ru .Kd.
rfe'ended his rule and asked how ( Hence, It Is important for you and for
Otherwise could be controlled 2,000,-11 the members of your family that a
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m.. . txim nndpr HI a. "?u "" r.o ramiiy mat is
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arc. Mexico now
adding, "After Ca
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The laxative most highly recom
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