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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY. 31 AY 24, 1913.
FATHER TOO OLD
TO GO TO BURIAL
Body Is Shipped So Parent, 102
Years, Won't Have to
Because the father. William Skiff
of Camanche. Iowa, has passed the
century mark and was unable, on
account of his advanced age of 102
year to come to Davenport to at
tend the funeral services, the body of
William Wallace Skiff was sent to
the home of the father today, and the
funeral was held there. 1
Although the deceased is 43 years
the Junior of his father, who passed
the century milestone two years ago,
he was the first of the two to die.
He had resided in I)avenport for many
years. Recently he became ill and
was taken to a hospital, where an
operation was performed. This took
place last Wednesday. He has grad
ually been growing weaker since the
operation and death resulted at 11:30
o'clock Thursday night. Throughout
the entire time of the illness of rtie
younger Skiff, the aged man at Ca
manche had been receiving six hour
bulletins pertaining to the condition
of his sen. Immediately when ap
praised of his son's death he instruct
ed that the body be sent to his home,
as he was unable rr come to Dav
enport, and he wanted to attend the
The deceased was born in the state
of New York 60 years ago, and came
west w-ith his father when a boy.
Later he left his home at Camanche
and came to Davenport, where he was
married. He has resided in that city
for many years.
The survivors are two eons, Joseph
Skiff of Davenport, and Herbert Skiff
of Lyons. Iowa, and two sisters, Mrs.
Nettle Smith of Dakota, and Mrs.
Charles Henglner of Davenport.
FOREIGN NEWS II
Paris, May 24. Alfonso of Sputn
has returned home. His Paris v!fii
was short, bat not so the memory' of
Ms fatalistic courage. Whon t'.m king
was to!d that George of Greece had
ben assassinated at Salrt.ik;: hii only
comment was: "It will 1,0 my turn
next." A close friend who heard this
remark urged the king to afc.-e nver
to go out on horsebaox agan n:i!rss
accompanied by a strong extort. If.'
replied the young monarch. "I am iw
er to bo allowed to go t.bout :a I wish.
I can only hope that iuv lai n a ill
Five actual attempt '.n?e l- en
made on th life on Kiiivf Alfonso In
tho last 10 years, the la-i. occurring at
Madrid. April 13 of thH vnr.
Kasoball has come to I'aris, and Ins
taken the city virtually ly storr.i. Ne
gotiations are under wj for the pur
rhase of a hall park in tlvj ''.olj l
UouloKne; sporting houses are tick
ing baseballs, bats, macks end f loves
to yifet an increasing de-ua-itl. and
the American lasball vM'b;.rular is
blng translated into Fretuvi.
All this Is the direct resu t tit a few
exhibitions of the great American
game witnessed near Parti teteiitly,
but France was ripe for tin innova
tion. Grafted on a newt u'.vakrncd
love for outdoor sports an.l liviuij that
has grown up in Trance rscrnity. base
ball bids fair to become the inov. pop
ular and fashionable metho.I of i;a tx
presslon. Several hundred curious spectators
Journeyed to Colomb a few e.ys ago
to see the game played nfkially for
the first time under the auid- of
the "Racing Hub." As th.i math pro
gressed the 1'p.rlslans ieani.j uore
and more fascinated, and by the end
of the ninth everybody pr.nnt prom
ised himself a try at the new game,
which will, in all probability, be offi
cially adopted by the leading 7'aris
Frenchmen today take pride n b
lug athletic. It is the fashion to "go
In" for some kind of outdoor sport. A
oft arm and a pallid complexion are
coming to be scorned. This change
In Frenchmen is one result of what
has been called "the new spirit in
France." the spirit of confidence, of
action, of morality. It is well exem
plified by Maurice Harres and a young
er school of writers who believe a
man can write Just as good poetry and
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philosophy In riding breeches or after and quickly submitted to arrest.
a game of tennivas with long locks,
butterfly neckwear, and a dull and un
Frenchmen are determined In 1915
to avenge their poor performances in
the last Olympic games. The country
Is being searched systematically for
promising. athletes. A number of well
known men. among them the Marquis
de Polignac, have undertaken cam
paign to arouse tne country to Us je-
sponsibilities in this connection, and
already athletic competitions to bring
out Olympic material are being ar
ranged In every little village In
France. From these the winners will
assemble in county competitions, and
so on, until gradually by elimination
there will be picked out the best team
of athletes which France can produce.
France Is making up her mind to sur
prise the athletic world in 1915, and
the growing popularity of "le sport"
lam a soldier, and every time that I
A curious society, the members of i see a body of men entraining, I long
which stole for the pleasure and ex- j to go with them into the field."
citement in theft as a sport, has been Who would take HuHrta's place as
discovered in the Fdie-Mencourt quar- !.., . i
. , , provisional preoident ie
tfT of Paris. . .
! much speculation, liis inability to find
a man who would satisfy the people
Three members of the organization
are now in custody. One, a stone-cutter
named Albert Baches, spent all his
spare time in the planning and execu
tion of difficult and daring thefts, liis
only reward was the admiration and
praise of his colleagues. The results
of his endeavor were exhibited as
and display the requisite
ability is what may prevent Mexico's
soldier-president from abandoning the
palace. To place Felix Diaz in the
presidency probably would not Im
prove the situation greatly, and cer-
transpired in other parts of the re
public. Huerta and Diaz believed in Feb
ruary that they had restored Mexico to
matter of ("""U' wuuiiiiuu a. . , j uu..,..
aia not aream tnai me counter revolu
tion ever would assume the propor
tions it haa today. There is no doubt
executive ' now, however, that the number of
been the method adopted.
Judged by some of t'ae expenditures
or announced intention to expend
the government is not so poor as facts
would teem to indicate. Recently it
was stated at the national palace that
and the establishment of a school
of aviation. Already tha government
has two machines. Captain Manuel
Lebrija U in charge of aerial instruc
tion, and the war department profecses
to believe that before many months
proof of his success, and were then j tainly It would not please Dias:. since
donated to the society and stored in J his occupancy of the provisional pest
its rooms. Bachez scorned easy work, ' w ould greatly lessen his chances of
but any difficult task suggested by the holding it as an elected incumbent,
society at once aroused his remark- The selection of Francisco de la Ear
able faculties, and was carried out : ra would please many of his intimate
with amazing cunning. j friends, but the Catholic party has its
But. as was to be expected. Baches ' eye on de la Barra as a candidate for
one day made a miscalculation, le i the presidency at eome future time
was caught stealing some valuable ! when elections can be held. Once it
will aid materially to this end. 1 bronze art objects in the Bastile quar- was suggested that General Geronimo
The richest woman In the city of ' ter of Faris, and is now awaiting trial. Trevino take the provisional presiden-
Constance, Switzerland, Madame Osel, i ' cr. But the general is getting on in
known as the "queen of the smug-1 Mexico City, May 24. General I years, and in addition he does not
glers," has just been arrested and glv- j Huerta is chafing under the restraint I want the palce.
en 15 months' imprisonment for la-, imposed by the duties and ceremonies j Whether Huerta would do any bet
troducing saccharine Into Germany. ' attending his office as president, and ! ter, however, in the field than his
For years Madame Osel has been some of his friends in the army w ill officers now are doing is regarded as
directing the operations of a band of not be surprised if one day he throws; by no means certain. He probably
smugglers who derived good profit ', off the tri-colored band and again 1 has an Influence over the army great
from this contraband trade. She made ! don the military uniform. It is said I er than that of any other general;
not less than 150 per cent on a con-'that the president, not fully satisfied but the army today is a poor thing
siderable capital, and she is rated by ! w 1th the progress which is being made j compared with that left bv Porflrio
the commercial agencies as worth ! against the revolutionists, is seriously . Dias. notw Itimanding that Diaa's army ! highest paid fighticg man In the world.
1200,00. Her favorite method has j considering the resignation of his of- was far less efficient than he consider- Madero raised his wages to a peso,
been to send her agents across the ; flee in order personally to direct the ' ed it. It has been demonstrated that ' 50 cents gold, a day, and Huerta has
rebels is greater than the number of !
the government's troop3, and it has be
come practically a matter of money
which side will win. May began with
the government still on the defensive,
but making promises of the early in
auguration of a terrible campaign
against the rebels. It was believed in
the capital that by that time the rebels
would have exhausted their supplies
of ammunition and would be unable
to buy more, or to get it across the
American boundary line even if they
possessed the necessary means to
purchase it." Money is not plentiful
in the rebel treasury; but neither Is
it in that of the national government.
So far as getting guns and ammuni
tion across the line is concerned, the
rebels appear to be having less dif
ficulty than did either Madero or Oros
co, and Mexicans in the capital are
open in their denunciation of the
Washington government for not main
taining a stricter patroL
Wera it not for the fact that the
Mexican soldier generally provides his
own rations, ne would today De me
In order to Increase the efficiency of army officers will he locating rebel
jthe ormy the war department had au- J band through the UoO of these nia-
thorked the purchase of 20 aeroplanes j chines.
frontier in motor cars. They traveled campaign.
as tourists, and their cars were con
structed with secret receptacles In '
which the saccharine was hidden.
On a recent visit to Lindau, Mad
ame Osel was recognized by the Ger
man police. She jumped into her car
and started for the Swiss frontier at
full tpeed. but a telephone message
; the army is not a unit of lovalty.
That the army has not made any ; and the introduction into its ranks of
great advancement in restoring peace , thousands of ex-rebels appears not to
is evident, and Huerta, who planned 'have greatly strengthened its loyalty,
and carried out the campaign against and to have lowered discipline and
Oroaco a year ago, is pardoned by his : efficiency. As minister of War, Huerta
intimates for believing that he could might direct all phases of the cam
do the Job more expeditiously. "I am ' paign, but as a simple general In the
'not a man of governmental affairs," ' field he could direct only a small nat.
beat her to the barrier. The gate was j said Huerta recently ia the course of and what he might accomplish in one
further increased it to a peso and a
half, or 75 cents gold. The mainte
nance of the army in the past three ;
years have been Mexico's greatest j
item of expense, but notwithstanding
that the government is hard up and
has had difficulty in securing the loan
for which it has been striving, Huerta
considered the increase a necessity.
With this lure he hoped to gain re-
cioeL She recognized the inevitable, jaa Impromptu after-dinner speech. "I region might easily be offset by whatcruita. ConscrijUon, iowaver, haa
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