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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS: TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 1913.
FOREIGN NEWS NOTES
Ixndon, Jan. 14. Tha decision of
the, council of the British Medical aa
2'ciatton not to work through the In
surance committers et up by the na- i
tlonal insurance act, because of their
dagreement with the terms of com
pensation offer dby the government,
lias caused a serious split in the as
sociation. After long negotiations and a ple
biscite of the profetision in which the
majority of doctors voting decided
against accepting the government's
ti im, the council submitted an alter
native policy, which gave the various
divisions of the association freedom to
negotiate with the Insured persons or
their representatives, the approved so
c'eties. The government refused to
consent to any such arrangement and
proceeded to' th formation of panel
. ".-.upru nn.iB lo or uauer
t...- u nn aiuiouncctt mat in any arw i
uine rrr not sumciem, ooo
inrs accepting their twins, to make
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which the beueflta come into effect. ;
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In most of the large cities the gov-
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f. nment has found no difficulty in ob-
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tainlng sufficient doctors to act, and i
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!n some districts all the doctors have '
accepted the tem. It Is in te coun
try districts, where the old fashioned
p-actitloner still has a complete mo
nopoly of the practice, that the great
est difficulty will be found. Those who
have accepted the government's terms
have formed the National Practition
ers' association and have withdrawn
fiom the older association. In the
first plebiscite the doctors voted by an
overwhelming majority against the.
plan on the ground that the fees were
net large enough. The government
partially met this objection by increas-
it.jr the fees, but the doctors were still !
li'Fsatitfled amT they fought hard for j
n.orc. Another plebiscite was taken, I
and while a majority of those who vot-'
ed were against falling in under the 1
new scale of fees, a still greater ma
jority abstained. 1 is these abstain
ers with the minority iti the voting,
upon whom the government is now r-
l!ng. Lloyd George, the spomor of;
the act, expresses confidence that he j
will recure sufficient doctors, but says!
If he does not he will establish na- j
tional medical service. '
Karl Orey, who has taken the presi-1
dency of the British committee for
tne celebration of the 100th anniver-(
sary of the signing of the treaty ot
Client, between America and England,
1 one of that type of Englishmen,
who nt the conclusion of their active
service for 'he state take up move
ments for the general good, which in
fact keep them almost if not more
busy than did their public duties. Af
ter the usual few years in parliament
F.nrl Grey became admlnig'rator of
Khodesia, and by easy stages reached
the governor-generalship of Canada,
which is, ner.t to the viceroyalty of
India, the highest post In the colerrfal
r i e. HIh term In the dominion
ns a busy one, and since bla re'urn
home h has not allowed apy grass I
to grow un'ler his feet. He has taken
up the reW hration of the 100 years j
pface with enthusiasm and is working I
bard for it.
There has been tremendous slump j After the revolution, during which j riage of letters, it actually costs less ! post in active operation this argu
!n the value of real es'nte in South nrriod It became national nroDertv. It i than one cent each for the govern-: u-.t-nt leses its validity. It is my firm
Kensington, due largely to the noise j
r-f the traffic and the size of the ;
tioiiHes erected there In the last cen
tury. Ilt'cently the government pur
ehHiMMp ix houses for the extension
,if the South Kensington museum.
The price paid was from J20.000 to
JSO.niio. Twenty years ago each of
:hee houses was worth from J100.0UO
:o $ir0.000. Five of the houses have
le'n empty for ha'f a cen'ury because i
?f their size and the noise from two l
thoroughfares on either side.
Lord Kitchener is tarrying out j beyend the number in other national 1 great country.
Kreat plan of road construrr.uii in I libraries, but as an Institution for stu- j I" 1843. the rate of postage on a let
Kic.M't. which may make that country j dents it (s far behind the times. There' lpr weighing one-half ounce or a frac
!! M.'c-n of motorists. Already ajts no artificial light, and at this time! 'ion thereof, carried from the city
roiul is Hearing completion between) of the year the huge store of Vnowl- of Xew York to Buffalo, a distance
Alexandria nnd Cairo, nnd Kitchener I
i.-. ritiuiiii a yiBii iui vutruus
- . t . . .1 . . I nl. t. mt
Egypt w'th a complete series of main
These will be undertaken by the
With Every Suit or QVoat
To Keep Our Tailors Busy
Ycu should be getting in on
this offer. A cult or overcoat
made to your measure aa you
want It for
EXTRA TROUSERS FREE
STINE H. LINDQUIST, Mgr.
1812 Second Avenue, Rock Island.
government itself, while the auxiliary
ones will be laid by the provincial
counsils. Apart from the military and
! automobll'ng standpoints, such a sys
tem of roads wiK be of immense com
mercial value, as 1' win open up dis
tricts that are latent through lack of
communications, and it will develop
others that are a, present dependent
solely either on the river or the rail
way for transport.
Paris, Jan. 14. Various sugges
tions for facilitating and increasing
the number of marriages in France
have been reported by the sub-corn-mittre
on law and administration of
the genera! commission that was ap
pointed to consider the depopulation
In addition to several bills calling
for greater police surveillance to pre-
vent violations of the health laws
the ccmmittee recommends the
of a measure proposed by M,
fc,r h distribution of premiums to
tn" te 'mploves who have sever-
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ai children. The measure also stipu-
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,ates that no increase or remunera-
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tion snail be vo ed to such employes
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In the future without giving a special
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I upnuiifiii iu vmpiurB uu large ittm-
The American Students
Brussels, which was roundel and en
dowed by Mrs. Lari Anderson, the
wife of the American minister, has
now become' on the most useful and
best known Institutions in Belgium.
The club has unanimously adopted
resolutions of regret at the departure
of Mr. iind Mrs. Anderson, the min
is'er having been appointed ambassi
dor to Japan.
Several well known American worn-
er have presented valuable pictures
to the c'.ubhouse. while other gifts
Include a rare, antique fireplace and
an antique silver tea service,
Great perturbation was aroused In
the breasts of lovers of Paris by the
report that the Count de Franqueville
has sold the historic Chateau de la
Muette and its wonderful old park,
on the Passy border of the Bois de
Boulogne, to a speculating builder,
who was going to cut down the cen
tenarian trees and build large blocks
of apartment houses. A leter from
the count however, a.layed public
He nad not and dld not intend? to
seii hlB house, but in view of the
tremendously heavy tax on unbuilt
land in Paris, he had sold a por:ioi
of the park. Including the beautiful
avenue of lime trees at Ranelagh an !
the fine old garden at the edge of
the Bois de Boulogne. The ground
sold totals altogether about 33,000
square metres, and the price paid is
understood to be ?1,800,000.
The chateau was originally a hunt
ing lodge In the time of Louis XIV.
Philippe, Duke of Orleans, the vegen
built a house on one story there for
his daughter, the Duchess of Berry,
who rendered it famous by her enter-
tF.!nment. The second story and the!
garret were added by LouIb X. I". 'n '.
associated with the
Madame Dubarry and
residence or :
afterwards of '
waB go, to m. Frard. who comple e-.
iv transformed and added to it con-1
siderably. so that it now possesses
little historic interest. On the dea h
of Madame Erard it passed to her' 1 he postotnee department was nev
daughter, who had married the Count j er intended to be other than self-sup-de
Franqueville. I porting. The government is entitled
The Bibliotheque Nationale. which a-
ready posseses 44 miles of shelves. :
will, within the next few months, add i
ancther five miles to its total.
I great French library now contains
I sklerably over 3,000,000 volumes, far
eriea is oi:it nselens. as no books are
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issued except during a few hours in
icBUfu rjnt-pu timing
the middle of the day.
The world of Parisian dandies, whose
existence is occupied with caricatur-1
KILL TO W TULOCS
ing the English and American male j
fashions, has been greatly agitated by 1
the" news that, a few days ago a well j
known "elegant"' was seen in Ficca-
dilly, not with a poppy or a lily, but !
a leather handbag banging from his
left arm, and was further seen to enter j
a store and stow away his trifling pur- :
chases in his reticule, which contained i
as permanent flt.tings, a c'garet case, '
matches, a puree, a knife, and an Ox-1
ford bible. : i
The latest whim of female eccen- J
tricity, as a counterpoise to the male'
handbag, is the introduction of dia-'
mpud studded shoe heels. A well!
known dancer is responsible for this
idea. Her dream, it appears, is t
abandon shoes for sandals, so that
she may be able to adorn her feet with
rings in the classical manner, but a3
this seems impractiable in the muddy
Paris streets, she is considering a com
promise in the shape of be-diamonded
heels. Her suggestion, which is believ
led to have had a transatlantic inspir
at'on. has been welcomed with a cho-
rus of approval in theatrical circles.
OHIO SENATOR FOR
ONE CENT POSTAGE
Seaater Theodora Bortoo.
(Senator Rurton of Ciliio ! lt-ailint;
tin- campaign for one-ci-nt Wtfr post
and has lntrodurprt a bill In th
senate providing for the inauguration
"f the new rate on July 1. 1 f 1 3. He
tells In thlo artlcfe some reason? why
the people -f the United States are en
titled to the lower rate. Ktlitc-rt.
BY THEODORE E. BURTON.
Without doub. the time has arrived
when, the people of the United States
are entitled to one cent letter post
age. The present two cent rate has been
in existence since 1883, and no im
portant changes have been made since
that date, despite the fact that the
population of the country has increas
ed immensely, and there has been an
astonishing Increase in the amount
of letter communication between our
The meet important reason, how-
ever, why the citizens of the United
states are enuura to one cent let er
postage is the fact that although we ,
are charged two cents for the car-:
ment to handfe them. This results
m the accumula'ion of a surplus or j
; over $62,000,000 each year on first
Cass letter mail.
to sufflcinet compensation for the ac-
tual cost involved in carrying first
flass postage, but any rate which
rolls up so enormous a surplus", is
con-jjutle lees than a tax upon the users
of postage stamps throughout this
. Of less than 500 milt-, was 25 cents.
' By successive and frequent reductions,
1 this rate was lowered, un 'l Oct. 1,
! th? two cent rate became opera
tive on letters, weighing half an ounce
lor a fraction thereof. 1h;s rate, wlta ,
j sligh- ihanges. has existed for 301
' cars. The weight has been raised
""om cue-half ounce to one ounce, i
-.1 Vo other change of any moment i
n been made since 18S3. !
!n the meantime, the correspond- ,
ence of the country has increased ;
enormously; transportation facili"ie:
have Improved in proportion.
I have introduced in congress, a
bill providing for the inauguration of ;
the one cent letter raff on July 1,!
i nex . This 1 have done upon the in
sistent demand of many thousands of
people of all classes throughout the
entire country. An organization
known as the National One Cent Le'
ter Postage association, with head
quarters at Cleveland, Ohio, has been
formed to support the moveruen. j
The immense profits made on first
class letters are a direct tax on every j
person who writes a letter. Thai this
view of the situation is reasonable,
no one can doubt. In no other depart-1
ir.ent of the government does such a '
si uation exist the reaping of an ab-1
normal profit from a public service j
which Is supposed to be "lerely self- j
supporting. Although all letters pay j
two cents apiece, only a very small !
portion, weigh the full ounce permitted.
This Is a- the rate of about 1.6S0i
per ton, which is an unwarranted '
charge fof transportation in these
days of easy communication between
cities, states and continent . First '
class mail supplies only 14 per cent
I cf the toial tonnage cf the mail, yet
! it pays a- the present time, 75 per
j cent of the total revenue.
Hon. John Wannamaker. former I
' rostTnaster general, and the merchant'
' king of Philadelphia and New York,
is a firm believer in one cent letter ,
pes age. and thinks that the govern-:
ment would derive a larger revenue ;
i from it than from two cent postage, (
BIGGEST CLOTHING VALUES EVER
OFFERED TO BE HAD HERE.
Every garment must go regardless of price. As it is our custom to
get rid of our surplus stock in January, the biggest bargains ever
offered await you.
Drastic Reductions in Women's
Regular SI2 and
Cloths Mixtures I
when people realize the cheaper fa
cilities afforded for communication
with each other.
One reason which has been ad- j
vanced against cheaper,, le'ter postage '
has been that its inauguration, would !
prevent tne estamisnment ot a
eel post system. Now that we are
enjoying the advantages oC parcei j
belief that, one cent letter postage
will De tne next important postal re-
' form inaugurated by congress,
DO YOUR VERY BEST,
And Then 3e Sure That You Ara Sot- j
isfied With Yourself. j
It is not what people say about jt.u I
it's wh:it .vim are that counts. "Mie j
o:ie person in all this world whom y.m ,
should aim to satisfy is yourself. Yo j i
alone know yonrself. Other peopio I
know your outward appearance, yonr !
actions, jour deeds. You. and j-on '
alone, know your motives, j-our ambl- ;
tions, your thoughts.
Are jou saifcrictl with jourseli? It '
is your own fnult if you are not. Are 1
you satisfied tliat you are doiu the!
host you can iu your work, that you
are makinj,' the most of your time;
Are j-ou cor.lident that your conduct
toward yo.ir family, your friends, youv
neighbors, your employer, cnmiot be
Look yoiirself straiglit In the face
tliis moruiiiif in your niind's looking
glass. Ask yourself whether It is
what people say about j'ou or what
you are that hurts. Analyze your own
conduct in all matters.
Put yourself i:i the other fellow's
place and try to see your actions
through his eyes. Imagine that you i
r.re your employer Instead of j-ourse!f.
Answer honestly whether if he knew
as much about you as yon know about
yourself he would discharge you or
would raise j-our wages. If you do
this conscientiously there are
things you will do differently.
Kememher this, too other people'
opinion of you is based on ymir own
opinion of yourself. Are you self re
specting? Other people will respect
you. .Are you truthful?- The world
will believe von. Are run honest? F-v
ery one will trust you. i chief they relay the message to the
But Aeigli yourself frequently. Weigh ' commander of the revenue cutter Sene
yourself carefully. Re. certain ' that i I.ving by. The Seneca has been
your own opinio:i of vonrself is jiiitf- ' waiting for this message waiting for
fied. lie- satisfied with yourself. Wi!-
Ham Johnstou American Magazine
las,I5oucle8,etc in Full
& $20 Values
Woniens Suits .
At Bargain Prices
Plain Tailored jjj)
These Suits Q
sold at $25
Buy now and
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Buy What You Want and CHARGE IT.
Don't let the need of money keep you away from this sale.
YOUR CREDIT HERE IS UNLIMITED.
THE PEOPLE'S STORE
Floating Perils That Drift With
Winds and Currents.
Today, according to Popular Elec-
thcre are about 2.000 derelicts
Iu the waters of the world floating
perils that ,'0 where wind and currents
bid them. Every sea is made hazard
ous by their presence. They have crash
ed into ocean liners and into junks
of the Chinu sea. To them all vessels'
are alike something to be destroyed.
They crash against them In the dead
of night, when inky blackness hides
their coming. Wrecks themselves, they
seem to strive to drag all others to
their own fute.
So they jro drifting on the seven seas.
More particularly they seem to swarm
eagerly iu the gulf stream.
From Cape Hatteras reochit:? north
to the Jrand banks of Newfoundland
Is the grnveyard f the Atlantic." It
Ls a rolling waste where many ships
are buried. It Is n place where dere
licts borne by the sweep of the gulf
stream and the couriterchurn of the
Labrador current dart about like an
gry sharks, eager to fasten their maws
on the hull of some ship.
In the bydrographic office at some
seaport the wireless is sotindiug. A
message is coming through the void.
It is a message of peril coming from a
steamship. It warns that a derelict
has been sighted squarely In the path
of ocean travel. For days the men at
the station have lieen waiting for word
of this derelict. Its position on the j
etiart mat an nyarograpuic unices
keep has not moved for n week. They
have lost track of It. Its driftings are
ns a mystery. The station men have
been unable to wire back over the
many i seas warning captains of Itn where
i nbouts. Any moment they may hear
that it has attacked and wrecked.
But now the derelict has come into
the light. The Baltic has sighted it
nnd sent u. warning humming over the
seas. Now the men at the station are
quick to act. At a word from their
1 the derelict's whereabouts to be reveal- i
! ed. And now. knowing them, it gets
j up steam and sails forth, a purser of
; the seas, on destruction bent.
' Ot derelicts there are two kinds
those that float observed and those that
float unobserved Most people imagine
; that wrecked ships are ultimately drlv-;
en ashore and that vessels reported
sinking at the time of abandonment go !
down soon jtfier That is not true.
Abandoned ships breed vampires of the
deep. For months they float. Water
logged, half sunken. Ditched and torn
by storm, they yet somehow seem o
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surntf. X ui-V "ill liv u iro iu..
send the rtanchest vessels to the bot
tom. Onlv time can destroy them
j that is. unless electricity takes a hand.
- Xpoheavv.to riseto the surface and
and Misses Coats
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Values np to
Boys Suits and Coats
Suits and Coats J) vi Q
Regular $5 vaj.
Children s Coats
made coats -at
ON ALL FURS
AND FUR SETS
yet norTwater soaked enough to sink
to the bottom and remain there, they
crawl ..along just under the riding
swells. Their abiding place Is nowhere.
From the untraveled tracks of the seaa
they may be carried by a storm direct
ly In the path of navigation. Wbithei;
they go no word goes before them.
They descend unobserved, quietly,
grimly. Not until they' have struck is
their presence known. Then they take
theirtoll. They destroy a ship, and
from it another of their kind is made.
It is their way of multiplying and
spreading the breed. That Is why It lt
so important thnt they be destroyed.
Iut now the Seaeca has steamed into
the province of the derelict. High in
the mast the lookout Is ensting his eyes
on all sides. If he is not alert the dere
lict may attack those on board the Seu
eca. Self preservation Is strong in a
But now the tip of a submerged mass
rises above a distant swell. Caught in
a sudden pitch of the sea, the derelict
has reveaV-d itself. From the lookout's
nest the cry sounds. The spe-iil of the
Sneca Is reduced. It moves slowly
toward its quarry. And now the work
of harnessing elect! icity for the de
struction it must do begins. From the
magazines are brought mines charged
with sixty pound burdens of guncot
Jon. From the storehouses are brought
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Suits and Coats
Regular $25 and
$30 Values NOW
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insulated electric cables and-a hand
magneto. A small boat is lowered and
the mines are taken on board. Then
the boat rides over the sea toward the
derelict, a risky ride If the swells are
And the next comes the work of plac
ing the mines where they will create
the greatest explosions. If the wreck
Is submerged the task is more difficult
More mines must be used. Exquisite
care must be employed In their placing.
Finally the explosive charges are con
nected by means of the insulated elec
tric cables, and the wrecking party
draws off to a safe distauce. The man
i with the hand magneto provides the
necessary current, the detonators .of
fulminate of mercury explode, the
primers of dry guncotton are dealt n
harsh blow, the explosion is sufficient
to loosen all the heavy powers of the
masses of wet guncotton. and then the
derelict files apart, its back broken. Its
sides flying through the uir. a scrapln?
and rending of planks, the sodden
splash as they hit the waer again
"the sound of a vampire dyini;.
"Io you think Oscar proposed to roe
merely on account of my money?"
"We"!, my dear;, you know he mn.it
tinvs nad some reason." Fliegciv?
Ee ambitious full
Don't pntin another day
with that "half-sick, down
and out" feeling, it Isn't
necessary. Your stomach,
liver and bowels are only
calling for assistance and
will help you back -to health,
vigor and s'.reugth. It is for
We urge a trial today
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