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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY. JUNE 22, 1012.
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HELEN KELLER, DEAF-BLIND WONDER,
WOULD LIKE TO BE SOCIALIST ORATOR
Sues for 1,0O0. Ail original notice .
asking the sum of f 1,000 for an la-j
jury alleged to have been received ,
while in the employ of the defendant,
was filed In the district court yes
terday by Attorney Ruymann ft Ruv-
and the defendant Hans Petersen.
Has Narrow Escape. While crots
lns; the Milwaukee railroad tracks In
Bettendorf Thursday afternoon, Ed
gar Lee, a driver for the Bettendorf ,
Fuel company, was knocked from hlg
seat and badly bruised. The Impart '
smashed the waon, but the team es-I
raped Injury. According to the story
of tnose who witnessed the accident,
Lee was driving across the rai'.road
tracks in the rainstorm. He did not
bear the ringing ,t the train bell and
before he realized his daniier the
cars were upon him. The wagon was!
hit and the sho'k threw hlta to the j
ground some distance away. He was!
removed to St. Luke's hospital in the
city ambulance and given medical at
tention. Increase Lodge Roll. Thursday ev
ening at Prosperity ha'.l, Davenport
lodee No. 2. IyOyal Order of Moose,
gathered In session and Initiated 11
condl'iates for membership, boosting
the membership of the local chapter
to an even I , 0 r . f'barbn Morgan,
the popular l'.ivrnport pianist, was
appointed dire tor of a toitid. whirh
will Include the fiiUKlrlariH of the tri- 1
cities, who belor:g to the Moose lodse.
The lod,:e expects to take tiiis liand 1
to the yrfcnd loilne session which will
be hel'l n Kansas fity Auc. ' . to-1
pettier Pith about r.'i inertiberp. The
ofliflal repcrt of ttie carnival com-!
lulttee state.) that tl e lodsw !;al cicar-
ed l,'"''i.fi7 over all expends..
Obituary Record. Thurslay af'er-j
M el en Keltee.
Helen Keller, the Jvf-bHnd Ctrl whose wonderful achievements havs
aetooiahed everyone, would like to become a Socialist orator. If expert
men's being made by a Boeton physician are Bucceesful. Mlas Kellers
voice, now thin and hardly audible In a large room, will be cultivated
ao that she can deliver lectures from public platforms. If the experi
ments work out all right, she plans on making a tour of the country,
d'llverir.n her lectures on Soditllsm. Mini Keller says she Is only happy
when making Socialist converts. She has recently been appointed a
member of the Board of Public Welfare of Schenectady. N. Y- by tns
fcuciavliat mayor of that el'r.
married to Lyman K. Gardner, the several davs at the home of Mr.
couple coming to Davenport shortly j Mrs. Hoy Kick of Milan.
aft r their union. She Is survived by i Mr. and Mrs. Walter Weaver
noon at 4 .
o'cloik. at the Mercy 'ii, r husband, one son, Robert Inm
hospital, occurred lie de-ith of Mrs.
flara Margaret HanlrtT of Katt !
Tenth street, after an Mr-ess of two!
weeks, at the ace of ii't years. Tie
deceased was born in Hroun county.
Gardner, and her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. .1. C. Hell. Two sisters and four
brothers also survive.
1 9, v, here she
Skin Easy to Have
iKIbcrta Held 1:1 em. ins Tribune.)
You v ho ilcvte to n fain a youthful :
appearai.ee will !o wt-U to makf thei
acuaii.taiice f t!" two siin;-ie. but!
valuable j res r i ;t i ti here v;e:i.
To make an cfT. 't;ve w rinUU . baser,
mix an ounce i,f fcavi!te and a h.T.f
iilnt itc L hazel, l'.a'li" the fai e j-i the
Kolution -linni' il ateiy every wrinkle j
Is hffe ted. It uet i iidt rful'.y .!! SHU. '
ping faeml nrit" el. al--. the lo'im
jk' Miit:g remarkable asirlnneut and
To get rid of all aire 1. failed or (lis
colored complexion, bi.v an ouiho of
MitiifK ti nuTn'Irz'' I wax at any drug
store and apply ti;?hiiy a ou would
i old cri am. eta;t. it. the timming
with soap and w titer This will slowly
absorb the uti'l-i:uMe surface skin,
repealing the youi'ger, brighter, health
ier skin nn.lt men' U. 1 Know of nothing
to equal tl ' treatment as a facial re
Kram is P. Ciiilei:. w lio formerly
lived in Milan, has accepted the po
sition of surveyor of Cheyenne, Wells
Mrs. Lawrence Martin of Milan is
visiting at tho home of Mrs.' James
Keiifro of Davenport.
Mrs. Ketijumin Wolriers. of Hock
Island, spent Wi dni'bday at tho home
of htr sister, .Mrs. Irene Huge, of
Mrs. William O'Neal, of Milan, has
been ..jek for the past few days.
Atlas Tindell of Howling was a
Milan caller Wednesday.
Joseph Farrar, of Hock Island, Is
buibiing a new barn for Sandy Coyne
ut his home in Rowling.
Mr and Mrs. Charles Hull are mov
ing into the Hor.ens property on
Dickson street, from the Williams !
t ronertv on Dickson street I
Doctor Mclaughlin arrived here
Honor for Mollner. Frank A. Gus
tafson, past president of Moline aerie
No. 1112, Fraternal Order of 'Eagles,
Thursday afternoon t-aa elected
president of the state association of
Eagles at the annual convention in
Chicago Heights. The recognition is
well deserved as Mr. Gustafson has
been prominent in the state work of
the organization, and it is also an
honor to the local aerie, which is one
of the largest and most active in the
Ban on Giant Cracker. Small boys
with cannon crackers made their ap
pearance on the streets yesterday
with the result that city authorities
have taken action. Police were in
structed to notify all dealers handling
fireworks to discontinue the sale of
giant crackers. It had been toped
by city officials that dealers would
not lay in a supply of giant firecrack
ers and other dangerous fireworks as
an ordinance was passed prohibiting
the discharge of such July 4 or any
other day. This action was taken at
an early period in order that dealers
would not place orders and find
themselves stocked with "dead"
goods. Where these boys purchased
the cannon crackers was not learned
but every dealer in the city will be
visited and given orders. If sale is
not discontinued offenders will be
Must Remain in Pen Alhin Sundberg
of this city, who is serving a term in
the penitentiary at Joliet for the mut
er of Carl Nelson, w ill not be paroled
for at least another year. Word to
this effect has just been received by
K. T. Anderson, cashier of the State
i bank of I!ock Island, and Rev. S. G.
j Hagghind, pastor of the First Swed
ish Lutheran church in Rock Island,
who have interested themselves in
Sundberg's behalf. Mr. Anderson re
ceived a letter from the clerk of the
board of pardons, which said that
Sundberg would not be released on
parole for another vear. Whether
I the young man will be released at
that time or whether his case will
again be taken up at that time by
the hoard of pardons, Mr. Anderson
cannot tell. Dr. Joseph DeSilva la
in Joliet at the present time and he
will make a personal investigation of
the matter and report on his return.
The subject of pardoning Sundberg
was taken up last month but at that
time the bo.?rd of pardons desired a
more complete know-ledge of the case.
daughter, Remit e, of Coal Valley,
spent Sunday at the home of the for
mer's father, Isaac Weaver, and at the.
home of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Gulden
zopf, of Milan.
Mrs. Harry Uhoadartner of Orion
returned home with her father and i
mother. Mr. and Mrs. Kester McMlch
ael. and she will' spend the week in
A. P. Nelson is improving his prop
etty on Second street by raising his
house and building a concrete founda
tion under it.
Miss Frances Boges is visiting at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fick,
Ahsc Harriette nortenstea.ie of kock j The state's attorney was requested
Isiand. spent Sunday at the home of I tn furnish Information desired for
Tuesday morning for a visit with his
brothers In Rowling.
Mrs. James Hynse, of Rowling, was
a Milan business caller Saturday.
Mrs Hantia Wilson and grand
daughter Jesse and son Royde of Rural
ailed on Milan friends Wednesday.
Miss Oral Iwery. of Geneseo, spent
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The player is one of the reliable standard makes, fully
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good to be in service in homes where music is appreciated
than to be held in our store during the summer months.
Hence the above off er.
These instruments may be purchased on payments as low
as $2.50 a week if desired. The above offer open only to
persons permanently located in the tri-cities.
ARTHUR P. GRIGGS
121 East Second St. Davenport, la.
Miss Vera von Ach of Milan.
Mrs. O'Connor, who for the past
iweek has been here trying to sell her
farm, which is now occupied by Mr.
i and Mrs. Frank McMichael, has re
turned to her home in Cedar Rapids,
i Mr. and Mrs. John Stauback, of
Rock Island, visited Sunday at the
home of Mrs. Stauback. ;
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dack and son,
Harry, jr., of Sou'h Rock Island, spent j
Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. I
I Lew is Guldenzopf of Milan.
I Mr. and Mrs. Henry von Ach of Mi
lan, spent Sunday at the home of Mr.
von Ach's sister, Mrs. Perry Ruby of
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lundell, of Mo
I line, spent Sunday at the home of
Mrs. Lundell's lather, John 11. Gil-
more, of Milan.
Mrs. Myron Rofenkrans and daugh
ter Arvilla of Albany are here vis
iting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Henry von Ach of Milan.
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Graves and
son Richard kft Sunday afternoon for
their new home in Detroit, Mich.
Mrs. Robert E. Little and Miss Min
nie White, of Milan, left Tuesday even
ing for Conway Springs, Neb., where
they will visit at the home of Mr. and
! Mrs. William Little.
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Fick, of Milan,
spent Sunday at the home ot Mrs.
Kick's mother, near Monmouth.
William Llod Clark of Milan re
turned home Thursday from an extend
ed business trip to Chicago.
Mrs. Jonaa Bowman and daughter.
Miss Pauline, of Milan, spent Sunday
with friends and relatives in Water
town. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Strickland, of
' Moline, spent Sunday at the home of
Mr. Strickland's parents, Mr. and
-Mrs. Sliaa Strickland, of Fair View,
j Carl Nice is clerking at G. R. Syd
nor's grocery store during the absence
. ot George Sydnor, Jr.
Mrs. G. G. Schafer, of Port Byron,
is visiting at the home of Rer. and
Mrs. F. I. Stevens, of Milan.
Miss Christina Bradley, of Milan,
Is visiting at the home of her sister,
Mrs. I. W. Matthews. In Medlll. Colo.
James Dickson, of Rock Island, was i
a Milan bueines caller Thursday.
Concerning the petition that was en-
tered at Washington, D. C., the three
years' lease to tne land around Med ill,
Colo., proved at:sfacur. TbU gives
the homesteaders three years to home-
stead their land Instead of five. This;
gHes Milan people who left three!
years fc0 a chance to get back two!
Mr. and Mrs. Hal Smith and chil
the June meeting. This was done,
but the pardon was not granted.
the republican convention. They re
turned home Friday morning.
Miss Katherine White and Mrs.
Lloyd Skeer, of Milan, spent Friday In
Milton Wigder, of Milan, is very
sick with typhoid fever at his home
on Dickson street.
Willie Caldwell, of Rock Island, vis
ited Sunday at the home of his son,
Raymond, of Milan.
Kept Him Modast.
Lord rierschel, having delivered an
address before a large audience, wns
afterward waited on by the locnl re-
Proves That Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Com
pound Is Reliable.
WILL NOT SUBMIT
To Telephone Compe
tition in Chicago, Says
the "World's Greatest
"The City of Chicago does not want and
will not submit to competition in telephone ser
vice. It wants one service and it wants that
service the best, and it has full power to get and
keep what it WantS." (.Chicago Tribune Editorial.)
The economic waste involved through
competition, in furnishing telephone
service, cannot be justified.
Centra! Union Telephone Co.
A. J. BEVERL1N. Manager
porter, who requested a dlpest of tne
deliverance. "How is it you were not
present to hear It for yourself?" in
quired the noble peer. "Oh," said the
reporter, "I had something; more im
portant to attend to a big boxing
match T Lord Herschel admitted that
this kept him modest London Opinion.
ond vice president. Homer Michaolson,
Los Angeles, Cal.; third vice presi-
Alexander Kennedy, Grand Rap
ids, Mich.: secretary-treasurer. Hubert
S. Marshall, Cincinnati.
EAGLES IN COMBAT.
Fury of the Belligerent Birds In Their
Duel In the Air.
An old time observer in Maryland
says that the Eastern Shore eagles can,
fly faster, remain In their lofty flight
longer and descend from It to the earth
with more velocity than any other cre
ated thing with wings. lie also says
that the fierceness of the eagles and
the tenacity and power of clutch they
can put Into their Immense talons are
beyond belief, and be cites as an in
stance of It a fight between two of the
big birds that he once saw.
Just what incited the two eagles to
the combat this spectator of the fiht
did not know, but they came together
high In the air. A long time the two
fierce birds fought with beak and
talon and wing, rushing upon one an
other, delivering their blows and re
treating for advantage in a new at
tack. Then at last tbey clinched and
fought at close quarters.
In that position they enme plunging
to the earth, but neither mnde nny ef
fort to stay the fall, so desperately in
tent was each on the savage battle.
Tbey struck together In the freshly
turned furrow of a plowed field, and
the impact failed to separate them or
to canse an Instant's delay in the tight,
and the coming on the scene of a man
with a club, with which he at once
took part In the battle, did not distract
their attention from one another, and
the man killed them both. Their tal
ons were burled so deeply In each oth
er's flesh that to separate the two
belligerent eagles it was necessary to
cut off their legs. New York Sun.
Iiy Albert Payson Terhune.
tCopyrlght by the Tress Publishing Co. (New York World
Titus Oates, Conspiracy Inventor I of rooms in the palace.
I Than t h a turmoil hpAfl to Aim
Heedville, Ore. "I can truly recom
mend Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound to all women who are passing
throuph the Change of Life, as it made
me a well woman alter
suffering three years."
Mrs. Mary Bogart,
New Orleans, La.
"When passing through
the Change of Life I was
troubled with hot flashes,
weak and dizzy spells and
backache. I was not fit for
anything until I took Ly
dia E. Pinkham's Vege
table Compound which
proved worth its weight
in gold tome. "-Mrs.GAS-ton
Blondeau, 1541 Po
lymnia St., New Orleans.
men passing through the
Chancre of Life can take
nothing better than Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound. I am recom
mendingit to allmy friends
because of what it has
done for me. ' '-M rs. Chas.
Bauer, 523 E. Marion St.,
Alton Station, Ky.-"For
months I suffered from j
troubles in consequence of ;
my age and thought I j
could not live. Lyuia E. !
Compound made me well ,
and I want other suffering i
women to know about it.' !
Mrs. Emma Bailey, Alton
E3 Station, Ky.
Deisem. No. Dak. " I was passing
ren. of Toulon, are visiting at the home i through Change of Life and felt very
of Mr. and Mrs. S. V. Heath. Mrs.' ted. I could not s'een and was very
nervous. Lvdia L. V lnKhwrn s Vegetable
Vicar's Daughter I tn sorry you
don't like the vicar's sermons, William.
What Is the matter with them? Are
they too long? William Yes, miss.
Yon t curate 'e says, "In conclusion,"
and 'e do conclude. P.ut f vlear 'e
says "Lastly," and 'e do last. London
Mamma What In the world are you
two quarreling about?
Little Dick Nothing.
Tes'm. Dot left her box of candy
here, an' when she came back there
was nothln' In it."
The Distant Uncle.
Shortlelgh My Uncle Frank 1 a
veritable Klondike. Longlelgh Why,
how's that? Shortlelgh Has plenty of
wealth, but is cold and distant. Smart Bet
the death of many
and convulsed a
He was a shrivel
faced, oily fellow,
Titus Oates by
name. Oates was TITUS OATE3
the son of an English weaver. He be
gan life as a Baptist clergyman, was
driven out of his church for perjury
and became a chaplain in the British
navy. He was dismissed from thia
service for gross misconduct and went
to Btudy for tho priesthood in a Jes
uit college. Here he was found to
be vicious, hypocritical and worthless,
and was expelled in disgrace. Thus
in 1678, at the age of flfty-nlne, he
was cast upon the world to pick up
a living by his wits. Already he had
been branded aa a blackguard, but
now his real career of deadly mischief
Hating the Jesuits for their Just
condemnation of him, he went to
Charles II., king of England, and in
vented a story of a Jesuit plot to mur
der the kiirg aud to start a general
massacre. His tale was an absolute
lie from first to last, and It was
so awkwardly devised that the king
in a few careless questions exposed it
as not only false but utterly absurd.
Oates was njt discouraged. Falling
to convince Charles of the falsehood,
be went beforo a magistrate named
Godfrey and publicly took oath that
his charges were true. The govern
ment and the people at large seemed
to forget that Outes had already been
convicted of perjury and tb.at his
whole life was that ofai man whoso
word was not to be credited. Panic
struck statesmen and populace alike.
They believed their king's' life was
really threatened. No proofs to the
contrary nor appeals to their sanity
could check this belief. The nation
was made with excitement. Charles
alone the supposed plot's intended
victim remained calm and laughed at
the entire affair as a hoax.
Nearly 2,000 innorent persons were
arrested on Oa:es' false testimony as
members of the conspiracy. Brave,
honest, loyal Englishmen were tried
and unjustiy pui to death on the same
j ridiculous charge. A reign of terror
in. No one's life fceemed safe
down. Oates tried to revive it, by tho
most atrocious charge of all. Ho ac
cused the queen a meek, pious, gen
tle little woman whom her husband
had neglected and ill-treated of con
spiring to poison King Charles. The
public once more howled with fury.
Parliament tried to force the queen
to leave court. Charles had tho de
cency to put a stop to this tale by de
claring his wife innocent.
Later, when Charles II. died and his
brother, James II., came to the throne,
Oates was convicted of perjury. A
strange sentence was panned upon
him. For state reasons it was deem
ed best not to execute this "conspir
acy Inventor" who had caused so many
better men to die. Instead, it wa
decided to put him to denth In anoth
er fashion. He was sentenced to pay
a heavy fine, then to be clapped Into
the pillory (a rude wooden contriv
ance in which a captive's head and
hands were fastened, while he was
kept standing for hours exposed to
public view), to receive a whipping,
and then to be Imprisoned for life, be
ing taken from bis cell five times a,
year to be pilloried again. As Oates
was sixty-five years old, it was thought
the terrltlc beating would kill hi in.
But he was tough. He received 1,700
lashes of the whip and was so mangled
that he had to be dragged back to pris
on on a sledge. In spite of this treat
ment he recovered.
Three years later, In 1688.L. when
James II. was deposed and William of
Orange became king of England, on
of William's earliest acts was to par
don Oates and to give him a royal pen
sion of 11,600 a year.
It is hard to understand how any
monarch, in the light of Oates' crimes,
could have issued such pardon and
pension. Yet the fact remains. The
old porjurer lived on In comfort (vain
ly trying to stir up new plots now
lng In 1705 at the age of eighty-six.
j when a convicted perjurer could swear
Mngg (applying for a Job) Sir. I am
Prospective Employer Indeed! Ilm
agloed It looked different Boston
Smith's mother, of Milan.
Robert Little and Lloyd Skeer, of
1 Milan, epen Thursday In Chicago at
Compound restored me to perfect health
and I would not be without it" Mrs.
I. IL T'.'fifiVi Ieirm, Hit. Diii-
In Belgium it Is the custom to give
certificates of marriages in the form
of little books, wblcn also contuiu a
summary of the marriage laws ana
among a mass of other miscellaneous
Information directions for the feeding
and care of Infants. There are also
places for entering the names and
birthdays of the cbildrea of the mar
riage, the authorities considerately af
fording space for twelve such entries.
it away. Plain citizens aud high no
bles alike swelled the ranks of vic
tims. Oates received a large Income
from the k-ovei i;ii.tnt and bad a salt
A Scottish boy of six years, who at
tended a school at which prises were
given on the slightest sort of provo
cation, the day proudly exhibited a
reward of merit earned in the realm
of natural history.
"Teacher asked us how' many legs
a horse bad, an' I said five!" tbo lad
die triumphantly declaimed.
"Five!" rang the surprised adult
chorus. "Put, of course, you were
"Of coursfV was the proud admis
sion. "But a!I the oher boys said
Grand Rapids. Mich.. June 22 The
International Journeymen Horse Shoc
ers' association elected John T. Kane
of Chicago president; first vice nreU-
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