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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1912.
Audubon Building on Hill Will
Not Ee Ready at the Ap- ;
Considerable dissatisfaction pre- j
vails among members of the school '
board on account of the slow progress ,
that has been made on the new Audu-1
bon school building on the hilL They ;
had expected to have the building ;
ready not later than a week after the
regular time for the opening, but the j
work has gone on so slowly .that It j
will be two or three weeks yet before !
the building can be used. Superlnten- j
dent II. B. Hayden, when asked what '
disposition he expected to make of i
The pupils of the Audubon district,
H'.'ed that they would be taken care
of in the Horace Mann and Eugene j
Field buildings until the work on the :
new structure la completed.
Preparatory to t he opening of the ';
rhoolH. Superintendent Hayden has :
called a meeting of the principals of
nil the schools for Saturday morning,
at 9 o'clock In his oiEce. Hans of ;
organization will be discussed and ;
ah teacher will lie provided with a1
rn::p of b-r district showing the new
boundary li;iet Bince the redisricting.
The course of study has been re-;
w ritten, and at the general meeting of
all the teachers to be held in the !
Mi:h school assembly room Monday'
morning at 9 o'clock, each teacher
will le provided with a copy of it.
The course In moral Instruction will ;
be continued, but It Is probable a new ',
manual will be recommended for the
teiirher's desk. 1
After Mr. Hayden has given his In-;
rtrurtons to the teachers thev will,
be addressed by 11. H. Cleavelaud.
Mcretary of the board of education
and by Judge C. J. Searle.
WITH ALL SUIT .ORDERS
In order to make the last two days of our Free
offer a big success we have added 300 Fall and
Winter patterns to select from. All blues and
blacks included. Save money and buy your suit Fri. or Sat.
WE REFUND YOUR MONEY
IF YOU ARE NOT SATISFIED
II. u uwiliWMV
OPPOSITE THE HARPER HOUSE
J."U 1.4 iMi vnri
JEt-iv.- : f . -z.-.
Carbon Cliff ! R(:c.k l8,.rd
Hillsdale, whore he ' and a brother
jhave gone into business as contrac
: tors and builders. They have a num
ber of larsf liouse6 to erect In that vi
Mr. and Mrs. John Wildemuth and
daughter Eva, visited Sunday at the
August Gerhardt home at Barstow.
Mrs. Walter Lloyd visited Tuesday
with her neice Mrs. William Kabn of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hennegan and
(.on Andrew of East Moline, visited on
Monday with the former's mother,
Mrs. B. Hennegan.
Mrs. Fred Passlck and daughter
Freda, after a week's visit at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Peter !.
Teiiz, returned to their home in Clin
ton. The Misses Gertrude Mardis and
Alice Fahlstrom were Moline, callers
Mrs. Frank Pay of East Moline vis
ited with relatives and friends here
Itie biter part of the week.
Mrs. Walter Lloyd and daughter
Mabel, lsited at olona, HI., the lat
ter part of the week.
Paul Gerhardt visited Saturday at
Ito k Island.
Mrs. Steven Mitten and daughter
1 Hit. visited Sitwdiiy with her ditugh
1i r. Mrs. S. Adams of East Moline.
Leltuy Carey and family were Mo
1m:i' visitors the latter part of the
Mis Ilanan Mabel Koescr.m.mn re- '
turned home this week after a visit j
with her grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. j
Thomas Greenwood nnd uncle West-
lev Greenwood, at Coal Valley, during i
home-coming week. '
Mrs. Olan A. Stipp and son Ford'
pent Sunday at the 1'. Heckwitli :
lii!in at I avenport.
Gus Hoffman of Pilvls visited at the i
Jolni Ewurt home Sunday.
Mildred Gerhardt returned to her
home at Harstow, III., after a week's
vlHit with her cousin Fred Kleinan.
William Hichter of Moline visited
vith Floyd Mwrdis Sunday.
Miss Antoinette Moetzel of Daven
port visited the latter pnrt of tu
week with her cousin. Mrs. !awren
Mrs. Frank Kleinan visited Wednes
!;iy with her sifter, Mrs. Julius Shultz
'l.iretie Wiird moved this week to
Miss Martha Weitz visited Sunday
with her cousin Mazel Weitz at Rock
Mrs. Clarence Ward and children
Alice and Earl left this week for a
visit with her mother, Mrs. August
Gerhardt at Pell Plaine, linn.
Mrs. Bert Berndt and son Wallace
of Moline 6pent Sunday with her sis
ter, Mrs. Charles Kosemond aud fami
ly. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Young and son
Russel returned home Tuesday from
a trip to Michigan City, Mich., where
they visited with relatives and
Mrs. .I'lm Fahlstrom and daughter
Alice, visited with Moline friends
William Andrews and family drove
from Genefeo in tli"!v automobile for
a visit with Grant '-ore and family
KAISER UNDER THE WEATHER; WIFE IN
DELICATE HEALTH DROPS SOCIAL DUTIES
;;:.:?;-tr. ; V
pay to complain.' I 8ail, agreeing wltb
" 'Xo, sir, it doesn't.' he exclamed,
'and I 'won't complain, but at the sumo
time I want you to uuderstaud, sir,
that It makes mo durned sit k.' " Kjru-
THE VANISHING SEA
Emperor and Empress of Germany.
agreed in considering it a work of the j he w as not complaining 'It doesn't
"I was then seized with the Idea of
henrlng it again, and on the 4th I re
turned to Parma. I made unheard of
efforts to get a reserved seat. As the
crowd was enormous I was obliged to
throw away five lire iu order to witness j sas City Journal
the performance with any comfort. I
"I arrired st this conclusion ainjut it:
It is an opera in which there Is abso- j
lutely nothing which causes any enthu-'
siasia or excitement and without the
pomp of the spectacle the public would ;
not stand it to tne ena. w ueu n nus baDt.d ti,e waters of the guif of Mes
filled the house two or three times it; ico und tne solltn Atlantic const of
will be banished to the dust of the j tnls country and which is almost ex
archlves. 4 ti1)Ct i8 known as the manatee. It was
"You can now, dear Slgnor Verdi, pic-1 founj m Kreat numbers a century ago.
ture to yourself my regret at having: aild even B few yel,rs lnCk this" crea
spent on two occasions 32 lire. Add j tre wa9 q,.ite pieutifU i certain lo-
to tins tne nsgravaung circumstances ; calitiea.
anybody that enres to be encouraged
by him or auybody that will stop to
be warned. In other words, the Uin?
Is "figurehead." or, as it bus been
more respectfully expressed, he Is tho
"ornamental" rather than the "use
ful" part of the British constitution.
New York American.
A Marin Curiosity T'nat Is
One of the largest fish that has In-
that 1 depend on my family, tnd this
money troubles my rest like a fright
ful specter! I therefore frankly ad
dress myself to you in order that you
nitty send me the amount
is us follows:
It is very gentle for a large tish nnd
easily captured in heavy nets, which
are usually stretched across the mouths
of rivers eiuptvinir into the south At-
The account j aDtic or tne gulf of Mexico. The flesh
I Is verv delicious ami brings a Uiuh
Detestable supper at the station.
Tho Inheritance Tax.
"ra, what is an Iuheritaii e tax?'"
"An iuhcritnnre tax. my boy. is the
crowd of promoters, real estate agents
and mining stock sharks that tuke up a
man's time just im soon as they learn
that he hu.' fallen heir to a little
money." Detroit Free Press.
Berlin, Aug. 29. The
has abandoned all engagements for
the coming season, and according to
Kaiserininot believed she will ever again figure
! prominently in court functions.
I The emperor, too, is in such a
1 lrivr ctnln ff ti;tl?li ihut Via Viuu Knon
all accounts is in a very delicate state : tn ,.,, n,marna
It Would Coma.
"I'd like to no away for the ret of
the week. t.ir." said the tired Ixiok
keeper. "There is no need for you to do
that." replied the employer. "Stay
here, and the rest of the week will
come to you."
ot health. So precarious is lier con-nients and
dition that the Crown Princess Ce
cilia has abruptly closed her seclu
sion at Danzig in order that she may
be in Berlin and Potsdam to take
t!'e empress's place at court func
tions. The Kaiseriu's health has been
sinking for tome time, despite the ef-'tkie a
forts of royal physicians, and it is 1 pains.
taUe to hij bed. To his
.great disappointment he will bo un
;il;!e to attend the "kiiis.T maneuvers"
I iri Saxony, from which he has never
been bent iin;- his accession to
jthe throne in lSss. Ho is suffering
j v. Uh catarrh and rheumatism, and
! even if he did attend he could not
horse owing to his rheumatic
"Hoping that you will
from tfiis cnihirrassmeiit.
from my heart. ISertani.
"V. S. My address: Prospero Berta
?ca' Vce. having a strong resemblance to
! i30 ! tne v?ry finest veal. The skeleton is
'. 8.00 j valued at $10(. and the skin if removed
. 2.00 properly nnrt cared for by those who
understand Its properties will bring a
2 ! like amount.
1 This fish Is often from ten to twelve
31s0.feet in length aud weighs about .hh
deliver me i pounds. It is so gentle it will not
I salute; you! strike the light craft that happens to
bo near It. aud v lieu captured it shows
no resistance whatever.
nl, vl;i San Pomenieo, Xo. .V It is safe to say that In the next i
Vertli h ipi-cued to be more amused j quarter of a ceniury this creature will j
thiiu offended at the cool impertinence j become extinct uulusa specimens tire i
of this amateur critic, and he instruct, preserved simply to prevent the com- i
ed his publisher to forward SignorP.er-; piete loss of one of our must wonder- j
tunl the sum demanded minus i lire. ' ful sea creatures. i
P.y way of justifying this deduction he j It lives wholly on salt water vegeta- i
wrote. "The sum is not quite so mtlcii tiou and growths found in the luoiiths
Her Money Either Way.
Mr. Knleker Why do you write
b'Mnp for more mouey? Mrs. Bocker
If George is having a god time ho
owes it to me. and if he Isu't having
h gmd time he has saved It. Xew
Thought once awakened does not
again slumber. Cnr'.jle
VERDI'S COOL CRITIC.
A Chap Who Liked ti Eat His Caka
and Still Hive It.
When Giuseppe Veui; -; opera "Aida"
was first being pres. i;ti! to Italian au
uieuces the composer rei eived the fol
lowing letter, dated May, 1ST2. from a
ninn residing in Pegio, a town near
Parma, and about 100 miles from Mi
lan: "Much Honored Sipnor Verdi Th
i 2d pf this month 1 went Jo Pariua.
drawn there by the sensation made by j
your opera 'Aida.' So groat was my j
curiosity that one-half hour before the j
commencement of the piece I v.-as at- j
ready iu my pho e, Xo. Y2). I admired1
the- raise .- e::o. I hc::rd with plea:-:-1
ure the excellent singers, aud I did all .
in my power to let nothing escape me.
At the end ;t the op.-ra I asked myself
if I was s.-.t'sf;-.;. r t!:e answer was
Xo!' I started !: U-sglo. aud lis
tened in Uu r .: 1 c.ii'.-iage ta the '
opiuiiins given i.:, ..i :.'.i.ix' XearLv.all
US ini ge::iieuinu ueiu.iinit. uui iuuihi or me rivers eniniying iuio i.'is ol-u.
he might have taken
It Was First Issued by Count da Ten
dilla at Alhambra.
The Count de Teudlllu. while besieg
ed by the Moors iu the fortress of Al
hambra. was destitute of gold nnd sil
ver wherewith to pay bis soldiers, who
began to murmur, as they had not the
means of purchasing the necessaries
of life from the people of the town.
"In this dilemma." says the historian,
"what does this most sagacious com
mander? He takes a number of little
morsels of paper ou which he inscribes
I various sums, large aud small, aud
' signs them with his own hand and
name. These did he give to the sol
I diery in enruest of their pay. 'How.'
you will say, 'are soldiers to be paid
! with scraps of paper?' Even so, and
! well said. too. as I will presently make
I manifest, for the good count Issued u
proclamation ordering the inhabitants
to take these morsels of paper tor the
fu'l amount iuscriiiei!. promising to re
deem tuetu at a future time with gold
and silver. Thus by subtle and most
miraculous alchemy did this cavalier
turn worthless paper into precious gold
aud sl!er and uiuke his late impover
ished army abound la money."
The historian adds. "The Count de
Tendllla redeemed bis promises like a
loyal knight, and this miracle, as it ap
peared Iu the eyes of the worthy Aga
pida. is the first instance on record of
his uupper at Xew York World.
How It Affected Him.
A young lawyer asked a veteran at
the bar if a lawyer ever got used to
"I can't sny, sir," responded the vet
eran. "1 really cau't say; but, as for
Tho English King.
The kinff of England has no legisla
tive veto. He must sign his owu
death warrant if the two houses unan
imously send it to hliu. It Is a fiction
of fie past to ns-rlhe to him legisla
tive lower. He has Ion;; ceased to
myself, I am very much In the same I hnve any. The prime miiiister Is the
fix as the men from Osceola who bad chief executive of the P. -i:i: h constitu
been defeated for office. He wus tell- tion. The king has l't right to be
ir.g me about it and. in order to acquit ! consulted, the'right to enc ourage, tho
himself of the charge of being a bad right to warn, provided he cau find
loser, kept interjecting the remark thati anybody that w.nn.t to consult him r
"Pu." said the young hopeful, "what
does dining a la carte mean?"
The father did not know, but he did
not wish to show his ignorance. "It
means." he explained, "that is er it
men ns eating iu a lunch wagou." Ex
change. Wedded diss.
Wife So you don't iiUe my new
dress. Well. I'm not surprised. Yon
haven't half the taste that 1 have.
Husband (sarcr-.sticnllv-Our marriage
oroves thnt. T.otnloti Telegraph
BY CAUL WALTER.
V there wan a sufficient
4 saduesa about the!
, U kl . viv. . . v. . - - .
wbosa broad -railed
yallery echoed only '
tta .imp strps of the,
negro Sam, there wast
a greater pathos in
the garden. f.r here
not even a sl.uv foot
fall InvaCtc " u 0':i-
Everrthlna- about the place breath- ,
d nea'ect everything, from Sam's
Bhreddlng ahirt to the aead'.esa
weat:.er oek on the cupola.
But the roses, trlicg uiKnecktd
ever the crumbling walls, aeemed to
cry it. for in timee past were they not
the pride of the Runnel garden, bed
ded, pruned and aprayed. then the
choicest blooms gathered each day
and carried to the latticed door of
the red cottage over the way and
presuntid. with Master George's com
pliments, to Visa Barbara?
liut cot so now. No. cot since the
day tliat Miis Barbara had bidden her
r.'3:rmy Chloe tell Sam to take the
r. ms bak to his roaster, and to lay
t:.:.t he had Letter senj them to
Njai y Pierce, afnee he seemed to
uic bo much for her.
The roses went back to the big
house but not to Miss Xancy. Sam
trt them in bit master's room and
tiled to tell tlm gently. But when
Sin picked up the bl: of the crys
tal aae he sighed deeply, "Things
w!il be different, I reckon."
Sam was right. Next morning the
f rst pest rider brought the news that
M'ss Nir.ry .mil M ister (Jeorge had
tone to Levaily; were married.
So things were different. Indeed, i sun so that Muter George's visits to I had trod
Although MUtresa Bunnell came to
live at the big house and often walk
ed in the RrJj;. she never, after the
first day. lookrd at the roses, for her
young huab.r.d bad said that be de
tected roses, and would have Sam cig
them up in the sr'ring. '
He said the last words In a low1
voice ar.d when hit bride waa not .
looking ' i is !;eei on the bud which i
K-.e b; : ,?d. and looked hard to- .
wj.ro . ght cloned shutters of the J
desert, u ..ttage across the way.
fim did net dig up the roses. Mas
the garden became one prolonged
comr'U'.iiou. He had Sam bring a stt
toe f-r.ui tbe gallery and one day be
picked a beautiful wlusom.; bud and
I.iid it on his knee beside the un
opened paper, while he looked and sagely. .When in after ye
tender shoots, ar.d now each flower
Word of Miss Barbara's triumphs seemed to hloom far the master's
and adulations had rea:hed the gar- praise and touch, ea-li seemed to
(!e;i. !ui by that t!n:e its ;naster was rival the other in recalling a time
upon the high ieas and the remnant long gene.
of town fo:i oiny saooi its hoad juto that loni-eone time Master
ter ciorge to d him to. but before
the next Fpriag Mistress Runnel went j
away. There was something about
; a confederate officer; then aha died
: in Paris. Master Kunnel went te sea
land left tam all alona in the big
One day In a June long after that,
! when the great fluff heads of the
I rosea were drooping pensively under
! the glare of the sun a firm tread ac
j rompanied by a tap-tap sounded on
j the flag walk that led from the gata
j to tho garden.
i Sam heard them from the arbor
! bouse, where he had been dosing fit-
; fully. The steps and the tappins
naiiaAcI nnm' n frtn a Q If thnir r ta? n
, , - ' "
t m m n
it wuj , George had entered, all unwitting. It
i was the rosea they had brought
; lights cf tcndemejfl back Into his
I eyes; helped him to forget the broken
i vase; the mad ride to Beverly and
i the bitter aftermath.
Now in their midst he was stroll
ing with Barbara.
EVEHYTHIXG AxiOLT TiiE PLACE BKEATHKD NEGLECT.
! er were standing stl'.l here and there: j locked cot at the red cottage, with
j then they started, went straight up itt fast-cloeed shutters. From the
j to the rose bed and stopped short. j very first be had turned hU daant
i It waa a trecblln; band that slow-; i,ack to the lonely house,
j ly raised a bud to a face framed in '. The stillness about the plae
j gray htir. ' htucted tim. Miss Barbara had
i When the plushed petals touched i gone lone ago. on the night after his
j the Hps of Master George, somewhere : return frcm Beverly, and now the
' a bird called to lu mate and the ram Virginia creeper climbed the case
I mer wind slched far away like aa Kent as if shielding Its mistress'
! echoing sorrow. , fccrr.e from the gaz.ng world, while
Tee next day and for several days i tLe fr.rub ar.d berry viae tingled
These very paths
j echoed her songs; Barbara in white
j muslins, buoyant and happy; Bar-1
j bara, with a rose in her hair.
One morning Master Oeorge tar
j rled long beside the roses. His face
' was drawn and ashen, for when he
I had reached for a tempting bud near
I the wail his eye caught the white of
I a curtain that fluttered out of the
casement of the red cott&ge.
i Barbara's cottnge? He looked in
! tently, misbelieving the wondering
eyei. yet thero bealde the open wtn
! dew tat Mammy Cb'.oe, red-coifed and
Master George opened his book.
I but that could not bide the atooplng
i figure of the old colored woman; he
i started to read aloud, but that -ccula
luruored thtt hue had a worid of I not drown the crooning of her mourn
suitors at her feet, bnt that none was ' ful song.
accepted, its aging bead nodded aig- Then the eyes in the garden sud
niScantiy. , denly dimmed and Master George
June melted into autumn and the J leaned bard upon his cane as he went
mist continued to lift and lower over j toward home.
the blazing sun and Matter George 'E his room he sought from the
continued to tit In the garden while folds oT hia wallet a rose long with
the roses swayed and smiled coza- ered. Ram found him in the twilight
paa'.or.ably. j with the flower crushed In his hand.
Sara had captured the truant' lie went early to the garden next
branches and cu.ld the ghostly mornine, tut when he reached the
after a treat gray veil hung over the ci.rcsjii.fclj ever the path which aLe st-lts that had lo- threatened the J settee la a may Caloa was one from
her place by tho window; tho shut
ters were closed and the cotut; hr.d
returned it former aspect of pathetic
He walked the path, stopping now
and then to peer t'.irourth the hedge.
u is early," he araata; "sue U rest
ing; she has come a long way." Bnt
the sun said noon and utter and ttill
the biinds were drawn.
Twilight came, and with It a fee
ble light streaked through the slant
ing bars. Master Geoiye stih sat iu
the garden. A book lay unread be
side him and his hd was low bent.
"Barbara!" his lips moved. Could
It be that Mammy O h loo had re
turned to the ottae alone?
Your. a; ma and girls strolled past
the iron gate in the leafy distMire.
He could hear snatches of their ay
chatter, and now aaJ then aoaie
plaintive chords on a gu.tar down the
The gate hasp lifted, dropped.
Someone waa tradicg the long-disused
path. He did not heed nor he'ir,
for back through a vista of exile, life
again stretched in unending years
years weighed w.ta the wrongdoing
of that fitful night year3 now bit
ter, now lonely.
, Tears lay in his eyca as he watched
I the flickering candle light in the cot
j tage window, and thought of the
i garden days Just ended. Hays so fail
'of thought day whtren he had
! grown to lcno- that it -xsi love tLat
had led him h: rie homs t? w!t for
j Barbara but now' O, Gcd! Had she
a;one on to that land of .eraar rosts?
I His teart etlllwi In answer.
Not till the atab'ina; flg-.ire stopped
near the rocebed clid he kr.cv. i;8
started, treat iiag with un rtr'r.t y.
than with outstretched handj lu-.l.td
to ii;eit her.
"Tell n. e has Barbara ? Where
Is she?'' he --u!d siy u; more.
The red-coifed l.cu'! Lowed low and
I in the darkness she pointed iu muta
I appeal to ti e cottage wiudow.
! "ohe's there, Mirs (ieo:ze. most
sick, an" wearjiu' bcr heart out for
rotes, Jea' roses.'
Eilent But Strenuous.
Pyker That chap you were talk
ing to oa the corner loi.ks like a prlz j
l!kc:r Ye?, th.-.t's a fact. Uo'i
my bi cut partner.
Pykcr Dees he foot the bll!nt
Hykcr No; be focls the bill collectors.
He Gave It.
"Who can give a K.ntcnre a'in3
tho word . pendulum?" asked thy
Li'tie Rachel's hand shot np.
Tho teacher nodded encouragingly.
"Lightning was invented by pea
Q . ,
The Eternal ftac3tion.
Willie Teacher says we're hero
to help others.
Pa Of course we are.
Willie Well, what are the others
Oft I elt with both eyea blinking.
Ana my thoughts are quit
That ly. i cceia to think I'm thinks
When I'm merely killing tlsa.