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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY JULT 17, 1912.
Few Realize It
The wicked waste of money in
building and operating dupli
cate telephone systems
SUFFRAGISTS PLACE HEROIC STATUE OF
"LIBERTY" ON FRONT OF HEADQUARTERS
Many Mexicans Held, Twelve Mex
icans were arrested Monday night in
various parta of the city, all being
charged with larceny and alleged to
be Implicated In the breaking Into
and robbery of the Amazon Vinegar
A Pickling works. The Mexicans are
working on railroad construction
work in the western part of the city
and a few nights ago the factory was
rroken into and a quantity of pickles
and other relishes appropriated.
Falla to Temptation. Prolonging
his visit in Davenport long after the
authorities were anxious to see him
shake the dust of the city off his
heels. Pat Crowe again languished in
a cell at the police station Monday
night. He was released Monday af
- ternoon and declared that he was
bound for Dakota but the glitter of
the mahogany bar and the Jingle of
Ire in errata! glasses proved too much
for Pat. He has again promised to
Builders In Session. Members of
the Iowa Master Builders' association
are In session today in Davenport.
Their headquarters are at the New
Kimball. In attendance are members !
from all over the state. They are a
representative lot of individuals and
during their session here discussed
matters of mutual Interest to their
trade. The state association was or
ganized three months ago in Des
Moines. The socond meeting was held
In Cedar Rapids and the third one
Is that being held here. It will ad
Burglars at Work. Breaking down
the front door of the Lead a Hand
cTub. robbers entered the club room
at 123 East Second street and made
a safe escape Monday nlht with sev
eral dollars in change. The discovery
was made early this morning when
the front door was found broken. The
plate glass had been shattered with
a large ploce of iron which the thieves
left in the doorway. The entire of
fice had been rifled in the search for
cash, but nothing else was touched.
The police were notified of the rcb
', bery but thus far no arrests have
. been made.
Tries to Suicldt "I am going to
buy carbolic acid and kill myself be
cause the girls make fun of me." This
was the pathetic note which was
found in the handkerchief of Mrs.
Cora Bradley, aged 80 years, an em
ploye of the Ferd Haak cigar fac
tory, who attempted to end her life
yesterday afternoon by taking car
bolic acid. The girl drank the acid in
the factory Just after the noon hour.
No one saw her swallow the fiery
liquid but her actions attracted the
attention of other girl employes and
when it was learned that she had en-
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u1TrBlt Statue of "Victory."
The P-tlcal Equality Association, of New York, of which Mrs. O. H.
P. Belmont Is president has established a most attractive headquarters.
An heoric etatue representing "Victory" occupies a conspicuous place
over the entrance.
Chinch Butf .War
j According to Dr. 8. A.
j nols state entomologist.
bugs came through the winter withou i
serious damage and are now develop-1
log in bucb quantities in the grain ,
and grass fields of many counties in i
Illinois, especially in the southern half
of the state, as to do serious harm
to adjacent fields of corn unless wet
weather prevails. I
About April 25 the bu?s left winter !
quarters and scattered on the wing :
to the crops available. They laid I
their egzs in the fall wheat, and in
this state there are two generations
' reduced as greatly to lessen the dan
ger of injury to the corn. If they are
permitted to escape from a grain field
, on foot and to enter fields of corn,
Jthey may be destroyed as they collect
Ion out-r rows by spraying them there
with a dilute tobacco preparation
1 which will kill all the hues it touches
! with no injun- to the corn plant. By
' this means the first and worst injury
Paya for Collision. August Sand
holm, driving an automobile, collided
with a teamster's wagon shortly be
fore J Monday afternoon at Sixth ave
nue and Fifteenth street. Sandholm
drove too close to the curb, it is said,
in rounding the corner on his way
east. The wagon reach was trokea
and after considerable parleying.
Sandholm paid the teamster $2 dam
Navals to Take Trip. Members of
the Moline division of naval reserves
are making preparations to leave Fri
day night for Chicago for the annual
cruise on Lake Michigan. The tars
will leave Saturday morning and
hustle to Detroit to participate in the
parade at the water carnival. It Is
expected that 40 from here will make
the cruise, which will last for 10 days.
Reelect Head Officers. Stockhold
ers of the Molina Plow company held
their annual meeting yesterday re
electing the same board of directors.
who In turn chose the same set of of
ficers. They are:
President O. A. Stephens.
Vice President F. G. Allen.
Secretary C. R. Stephens.
Treasurer C. A. Banister.
Board of directors O. A. Stephens,
F. (Q. Allen. C. R. Stephens. C. A,
Banister, George H. Huntoon and A. C,
Demand Pure Ice Cream. Manufac
turers and dealers of ice cream who
carry on business in the city of East
Moline must hereafter deliver goods
that will defy every suspicion of adul
teration. Although no investigation.
has so far been made to prove that
ice cream being sold and vended in
East Moline is not first grade in ev
ery respect, the city council, aware
of the results of teBts made recently
which established that impure ice
cream was being sold in Moline, last
evening adopted an ordinance regu
lating the manufacture and sale of the
Obituary Record. Summons of
death came to Mrs. Elizabeth Ander-
corn crop may be prevented; eon 41 years a resident of this city,
...:n i . . v. ; . . i 'fit Viop Tinma 19Hfl TVIftaAnik . - .
but the crop will be subject to a later
and more general injury as the bugs
which have escaped from Email g.ain
get their wings and fly into the corn
to lay eggs there for the second gen
eration. The chinch-bug multiplies at an av-
i erase rate of 100 to 1. and it. is es-
iiiid immediately rushed to the girl's
aid. She was gives an antidote and
then taken to St. Elizabeth's hospital.
Only a small quantity of the poison
was swallowed by (he young woman.
Her condition this afternoon is said
to be favorable and she will recover.
It is claimed that her imagination was
overwrought because of the fact that
i he is a deaf mute and thought that
finriTi0 ilia iM.r' in- p l' a uir 11 a rii'Ki i
jof which are laid iu spring, and those I p"yJm,?rtf Dt that the aeration
for the second in midsummer. The ! " J ,he wheat an1 oats
first generation lives mainly in small "! uuw" lu l"e JoweBl uos-
graln. by preference in wheat, and 'T , " , ,
j ue ufri Biugie lueillUU OI Killing
the buijs at harvest time is to lay a
narrow line of unusually heavy road
oil. known to the Standard Oil com
pany as road-oil No. 7, on a properly
! the second generation lives mainly
! In corn. With the approach of wln-
! . w i ,v j n .
deavored to eud her life, the police., .. , , U ,
were notified. County Physician Flcke fft 0Q 5l "'P f "nr
, .w . .v... 1 similar shelter.
Tmm iu iuq yjiiMV imiiuu Mb uio lime i
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The situation at harvest time, when "ouuu me uoruers OI
the bKs of the new generation haveth field f hat or arly
not yet reached the winged stase Is I oats hav'ng first dug alonK thls 8,rIP.
ripe for co-operative action on 'the a row, of hallow P"t holes 30 feet
part of farmers in Infested com muni- a Z h the bUgS ma7 be trapp
ties to save the corn and other crops ! The hungry and desperate Insects,
that r no. v. f matrM. i findln themselves unable to cross this
After the riiening of the wheat
the bugs will be obliged to leave the
field on foot In search of food; and it
disposed towards her. This is con.
Iradlcted by the fact that a few
months ago a subscription was taken
up among them to aid her. On sev
eral occasions it is said she threatened
to end her life.
the girls working witn her were ill-! t thig time that tbey may be de
stroyed in vast numbers by stopping,
and killing them on the borders cf the !
field which they are trying to leave. If
this Is done by entire communities act
ing together on a prearranged pian, '
the chinch-bug population may be so i
road-oil line, and traveling back and
forth, will tumble into the post holes
in great quantities, and there they
may be kilied from time to time by
pouring a little kerosene or crude
petroleum into each hole. Often the
bugs die in the holes without this
To give this method of operation a
fair chance of success a whole nebrh-
has proved a great convenience to all
users of the
This year we ate telling
The New Perfection Broiler
The New Perfection Toaster
The New Perfection Griddle
each designed specially for use oa the New
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Aji to ao Stars at
year desivrt. it lb Kavtxi
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Book ntb WrfJ Sls.
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STANDARD OIL COMPANY
i borhood or community must act togeth
j er. and the larger the number co-oper
ating, the more profitable will be the
work for earh individual participating.
Illinois Farmers' Institute, Spring
at her home, 1208 Thirteenth street.
at 3:45 yesterday morning. A native
of Sweden, Miss Elizabeth Swanson
was born March 21, 1850, and at the
age of 18, came to the United States.
She was united in marriage to Olof
Anderson here June 11. 1875. To them
three children were born, who are
now bereaved of a loving mother.
They are Christina, Emily and LeRoy,
all at home. Her husband died De
cember 27, 1903. She leaves two sis
ters, 'Airs. P N. Nelson, and Mrs. An
drew Bowser, both of this city, and
one brother, N. G. Johnson, of Rock
Island. The funeral will be held from
the late home at 2:30 Thursday after
noon. Interment will be in Riverside
Mrs. Frank Palmer and Erwin Rus
sell were in Davenport to see Mrs.
i Erwin Ruesel!. who is at Mercy hospl-
tal. having submitted to an operation
j last Tuesday. She is improving nicely.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ashdown will
leave this week for a trip to Colorado
and Nebraska, visiting with relatives
j and sight seeing for three weeks.
Misses Gladys and Dolly White cf
1 Morrison sre here speeding a few
weeks at the home of their brother,
: Charles White.
Thomas Crawford has returned
, home from a visit with hlg mother at
i Tilden. Neb.
Vince Morgan and family of Geneeeo
; visited at the home of Dave Genung,
! When the stomach fails to perform
1 Ha functions, the bowels becoma At
ranged, the liver and the kidneys cc 1
j gefcted. causirg numerous disases. The
i stomach and liver must be restored to
; a healthy condition, and Chamberlain'!
Stomach and Liver Tablets can be de
i pended upon to do it Easy to take
i an j most effective. Sold by all drug
Louisville Disposing of an estate
i estimated to be worth $5,000,000 or
I 16.000,000, the will of James B. Speed
! of Louisville was filed for probate
; here Tuesday. Mr. Speed leaves 120.-
('0 to local charities. The widow and
children of Austin P. Speed of Kansas!
City are left J 100,000. I
is in a class
of its own
It Does Away
Hotice tha Odor
fort Witm, lndn.T
"Few, except practical telephone men, realize the
enormous expense occasioned by the duplication of pole
lines, conduit, cable, switchboards, and the attendant
expense of double relays of trouble men, office force, etc,
and the vast annoyance and inconvenience entailed by tel
ephone users being compelled to have two telephones to
get a complete connection with all the telephone users of
Prtsiitnt Htward S. Baktr, Indtpendtnt
Ttltphtm Company, Situx City, fotvs.)
The economic waste involved through
competition, in furnishing telephone
service, cannot be justified.
Central Union Telephone Co.
A J. BEVERLIN, Managet
FRENCH KID SKINS?"
Why the Young Animals Are Not Per
mittee! to Eat Grass.
The raising of kids for their skins is
an Important Industry among the
French mountaineers. Softness, deli
cacy of texture and freedom from
blemish are principal factors In the
value of kid skins, and to secure these
essentials great pains are taken.
As soon as tbe young animal begins
to eat grass tbe value of Its skin de
clines, for with a grass diet the kid's
skin Immediately becomes coarser and I
harder In texture, and Its chief merit
thus vanishes. It is, therefore, kept
closely penned, not only to keep It
from eating grass, but also to protect
Its valuable skin against accidental in
juries that might impair its market
ability. When the kids have attained a cer
tain age at which tbe skins are in tbe
best condition for tbe use of the glover
they are killed and the bides are sold
The superior quality of these kid
skins, due somewhat to climatic con
ditions. Is what bas given Prance tbe
supremacy In tbe manufacture of tbe
finest grades of real kid gloves, a su
premacy that will doubtless long be
maintained, inasmuch as foreigu man
ufacturers must rest content with sec
ond rata sktus. Uarper's Weekly.
By Albert Fayson Terhnne,
(Copyright by the Press Publishing Co. Nw fork World.)
"THE LOST CHORD."
Sullivan Wrote the Music at His Dy
ing Brother's Bodsido.
Perhaps tbe most successful song of
modern times Is "The Lost Chord."
whose sale In Great Britain has ex
ceeded 250,000 copies. Tbe story of
Its composition, as told by Mr. Willeby
in his "Masters of English Music." il
lustrates that In art, as in statesman
ship, success came to those
Who knew the seasons when to take
Occasion by tha hand.
For nearly three weeks Arthur Sey
mour Sullivan had watched by the bed
side of a dying brother. One night
when tbe end was not far off and bis
brother was sleeping be chanced to
come across some verse of Adehiido
Procter's which five years before be
bad tried in vain to set to music.
In the silence of that nlpbt watch be
read tbem over again, and almost In
stantly their musical expression was
conceived. A stray sheet of music pa
per was at band, and be lgan to write.
The music grew, and be worked on,
delighted to be helped while away tbe
hours of watching. As be progressed
be felt sure tbe music was what be
bad sought for and failed to And on
the occasion of his first attempt to set
tbe words. In a short time it was
complete and cot long after la the
A Geod Word For Caviar.
Caviar receives a clean bill in tbe
London Lancet, despite tbe fact that
It la regarded by many medical men as
"oily, indigestible and unwholesome"
Numerous analyses have been made of
this sturgeon roe delicacy, which, ac
cording to the writer, when averaged,
appears to be as follows: Water, 60 82
per cent; protein. 27.92 per cent; fat,
13.59 per cent, and mineral salts. 7.57
per cent. It differs sharply from the
Ceso of fish by containing a much
larger quantity of fat. Moreover, this
fat contains tbe peculiar oily phosphor
us compound known as lecithin, which
is a stimulant to metabolism, affecting
favorably the processes of nutrition.
Caviar is. in fact, highly nutritive,
and Its digestibility has been deter
mined, tbe time taken for iu absorp
tion being relatively abort. If there is
anything to be said unfavorably of
caviar It is that Its constituents err
allgbUy on the side of richness.
The Old Man of the Mount&ina
ON a throne In
the huge up
per room of a
tain castle sat an
aged .man whose
snowy beard leu
to his waist.
Grouped about him
were swarthy ori
entals, with the OLD MAN OF
wild eyes of fan- THE MOUNTAIN
atics. Before htm stood the ambassa
dor of the Sultan. The ambassador
had been sent to demand tribute and
submission on the part of the white
haired potentate. In reply the aged
man turned to one of the soldiers at
"Stab yourself to the heart," he said
The soldier obeyed without a mo
ment of hesitation. Turning at ran
dom to an attendant, tbe white-haired
"Throw yourself from that window."
In an Instant tbe attendant had
hurled himself to death on the rocks
far below. Then the white-bearded
man aaid to the horrified ambassa
dor: "Return to your master, tbe Sultan.
Tell him what you have Just seen.
Tell him also that I hare 70,000 fol
lowers who are ready to obey me to
tbe death. Ask bim if he thinks he
can make me pay tribute or own any
sultan sb my lord."
Tbls is but one of a hundred dra
matic tales told of Hassan-ben-abah.
known and dreaded all over the world
as "Tbe Old Man of the Mountains."
His title was Sheikal-Jebal, "Sheik"
meaning "chief," "boss," or "old man."
(Even In those days the "boss" was
apparently called "the old man.")
Hassan was the founder of a strange,
fanatical Beet, whom he formed into
a sort of mock religious order, and
whom ha controlled with seemingly
supernatural tricks, by hopes of a
gaudy paradise and by confusing their
minds with false theology. In this
way he made tbem his obedient
slaves, eager to do his bidding and to
die at h!a command.
As a lad. In a Persian school. Has
san formed a partnership with two of
his classmates, Omar and Nizam.
They agreed that whichever of them
might in later years rise to power
should befriend the other two. Nizam
became Grand Vizier of Persia. He
gave a court peuslon to Omar (who is
best known to posterity as Omar
Khayyam, author of "The Rubalyat"),
and to Hassan he offered high off.ee.
Hassan used Nizam as a stepplns
i Slap an extinjruliber upon your Irony
I if you are unhappily blested with a
J vein of It Lamb.
tone to his own sucee, then mm
dered him and his ion.
Next he captured a series of moun
tain fortresses In Syria, Egypt and
Persia and began bis terrible rule.
He induced young men to Join him by
Inviting them to his castle, drugging
them with hashish and letting them
come to their senses in a wonderfully
beautiful garden. There, after a
glimpse of the place's delights, they
were again drugged and carried back
to tbe castle. On coming to their
senses they were told they had really
visited Paradise In a vision and that
all its Joys should one day be theirs
If they would serve Hassan faithfully.
These fanatics were lent forth to
slay all Hassan's foes or any other
persons whom he thought it best to
get rid of. The Old Man's name be
came a horror, everywhere.
The Sultan strove to crush Hassaq
and was mysteriously killed. Other
potentates sought the assassin's de
struction. Each met with a like fate.
Armed forces of the government were
driven back from the strong mountain
castles. Individual foes died, leaving
no clue to their slayers. No precau
tion could save a victim. From his
eyrie on the hilltops the grim old man
of the mountains sent forth his mur
derous emissaries on their fearful mis
sions. For a man marked by them
for death there was no hope. Ono,
the Sultan, Sanjar, who bad vowed
the assassin's ruin, awoke in the
morning to find a dagegr sticking In
tbe floor beside his bed. On the
weapon was a scroll to tbe effect that,
next tlma, the blow would be struck
closer. Tbe Saltan promptly made
peace with Hassan.
Had the old man of the mountain
confined his atrocities to tbe whole
sale killing of his own enemies, he
would have passed into history as a
fanatical monster; not as a mere
blackguard. But he is said to have
reaped a very tidy profit from bis
crimes. Rulers and men of not paid
him huge sums to buy their own
safety. Others paid btra equally
large amounts to murder tbelr private
or political enemies.
Hassan's two sons displeased htm
aLd be killed them with as little re
grot as though they bad been stran
gers. He also wrought bavoo la the
ranks of tbe Crusaders. At last, in
1124. at the age of 90. he died. The
horrible "Order" that he had formed
was later destroyed and its chiefs
were put to death.
The most knowing man In the
course of the longest life win always
ave much to learn; and tbe wisest!
:ni best much to Improve. Shaftas-
HAPPY TBO' MARRIED ?
There are unhappy mrr'id lives, but a Urge percentage of these unhappy
homes are due to the illness of the wife, mother or daughter. The feelings of
nervousoets, the befogged mind, tbe ill-temper, the pale and wrinkled face, hollow
and circled eyes, resuit raott often from tbuse disorders peculiar to women. For
the woman to be happy anj gaod-lookiag she must naturally have good health.
DrajU'r.g-down feelings, hysteria, hot-fliuhes or constantly returning pains sod
aches are too great a drsin upon a woman's vitality and stVcngth. Dr. Pierce's
Favorite Prescription restores weak and sick women to sound health by regu
lating end corrsetinj tbe local disorders which are generally responsible for the
above distrcttir.g cymptdms.
I wu2erl grcsAiy for a number of yaars and for th past threa
years leu so txJ that U.O was a tnloery to ma," wtivtm Mku. U. V. Uio
OVKR, of Utk. fihjo, Itcuto 4. The deems toid ma I would hare to
S- to a hutp'U.! btrfwra 1 woold cr fce better. A year ayo thin winter
-! trir.x I wer. r."re t'r-an ever beure. At each period Tsulferad liko
cr.e ii ttrrr.tr.u I n-u t;.t rtKitijcr of she cM"iren. I was so bad for
live tim.-, ' i taz: 1 k..rw sr-T.c'.hi r rr'iat be done, so I wrote to lr. R. V.
Ht--:, him ei r.-i..y B- I haw 1 suffered. He outlined a
course of tr-trrr.jt ml. t. I f, ! iw In Wm Ufjff. I took twa kv.tla
) y ft ' FaTcrita f-rc-e. yuan ' ard one of boiden Medical Discovery ' end
f.fty-oer.t bfttlonf Somt-W' end have never suffered much since.
1 witn 1 could tell every eaneni woman tne wend over what a bosa
Ir. Fieree's 'roiU-ines are. There la do use waatiuf time and mofuar
doctor.!.? with er.ytiiiaK else or any one else."
Tins Medical Adviser by R. V. Pierce, M. D., Buffalo,
N. Y., Answers ho.ts of delicate questions about wbicn
every wouian, single or married ought to know. Sent fret
oc receipt of 31 stamps to pay lor wrapping and mailing o'.