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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. MAT 28, 1913.
Many Complaints Are Made
by Senders for Opened
Postmaster H. A. J. McDonald has
received Instructions regarding the
-handling of parcel po6t packages. A
circular letter has been sent out to
ail postmasters by Joseph Stewart,
second assistant postmaster general,
which contains the following Instruc
tions: "Investigations of complaints of
dan age to parcels in the mails show,
la most cases, that the damage is
due to failure to sufficiently and se
curely wrap the packages for safe
transmission, and it is evident that
many postmasters are not complying
with the directions contained in sec
tion 37 of the parcel post regulations.
"Stove castings, plow points, pieces
cf machinery, etc., should be wrapped
to prevent damage to mall and equip
ment by their sharp points and rough
edges. Clothing, dry good's, shoes.,
err., should be put up so as to reach
destination in unbroken packages, as,
when the wrappers are broken, the
contents are liable to be soiled or
"Parcels containing fragile articles
rount be very securely paeked and be
marked 'Fragile and all packages
marked 'Fragile, 'Eggs,' 'Glass,' etc.,
must be treated as directed In notice
dated Feb. 19, 1913. published on page
2 of the Postal Guide for March. 1913;
but parrels which do not contain frag
ile articles must not be marked Frag
ile although the wrappers or boxes
la which they are contained may be
fragile. Such improperly packed ar
ticles must not be accepted for mail
ing "Perishable articles must not be
accepted for mailing when addressed
to offices beyond the limit of the first
"All postmasters are hereby directed
to see that parcels accented for mail
ing at their offices are packed as pre
scribed in sections 19 to 36, Inclusive,
of the parcel post regulations.
"Postmasters, railway postal clerks,
mail messengers and all postal em
ployes and mall contractors and their
e-.i'Dloyes who handle the mail must
handle it . carefully. Bags having
'Fragile' tags attached must be han
dled with special care and must never
be thrown from cars, wagons or
trucks on platforms, floors or on the
grcund. Any officer or employe' no
ticing a disregard of these Instructions
should make prompt report of the
matter to the department"
H. FULTON PROBABLY
WILL PLEAD GUILTY
Peoria, 111., May 28. Harry Fulton,
who was arres'ed in Rock Island last
w eek and brought to Peoria by Deputy
V. S. Marshall Ben Cribb on a charge j
of breaking into a United States ex-1
press car, several weeks ago, filed an
application for a transfer of his case
to the Springfield federal court yes
terday morning and will enter a plea
of guilty to the charge. It Is expected
that the local authorities will ask that
clemency be shown Fulton, who was
arrested while the real culprit escap
ed arrest. Fulton, it 1b said had the
stoden goods in his possession when
arrested, but the man who entered the
car and actually stole the goods made
LOUi: F. POST AN APPRECIATION
BY LOUIS STOUGHTON COOLEY.
fin th Oikari Il'rord-Htriild.)
One of the stror.Rost of paradoxes Is
the position of the newspaier editor.
The herald of all men, he remains un
known. The maker of public reputa
tions, lie must efface himself. The
master of the art preservative of all
arts, he is barred by the ethics of his
craft from announcing his own name
to the reading world. Day after day
he gives of his best, lauding this man
or condemning that, f-etting up one
man or pulling down another, yet all
the time helpless to add one jot to his
own publicity. And so he toils on at
his thankless tank through an un
eventful career, till at last, yielding
the pen to a younger hand, he leaves
the world as quietly as he passed
through it. His modest obituary may
tail along after that of a small shop
keeper or a petty contractor.
How many readers can give offhand
the naiiiD of even the editor in chief of
the paper that conies daily to their
door.' Eagerly they scan its columns
to see what is said of this man or
that: but never a word do they hear
of the editor hinieelf, or of his broth
er editors. They are the clever manip
ulators behind the scenes who pull the
strings to make Punch and Judy per
form their stunts Lefore the public.
Now and again, though at very rare
Intervals, a man like Horace Greeley
or Henry Watterson becomes known
to the general public; but these for
the most part are men who have
achieved distinction through personal
participation in public affairs rather
than as editors.
Why should not editors speak of
Cif h other as frrely as they do of the
rest of humanity? Why should It be
necessary for an editor to die to real
ize come other appreciation of his
worth than the pay roll? Why should
he not be privileged to see himself as
others see him? Kditors have been
too modest, and we all are too slow
to applaud good work while the work
er Is quick to hear. Many a man
might press on to the charge with a
lighter heart if an honest friend were
to say to him while he is yet In the
flesh some of the kind words that will
be carved upon his tombstone. The
minister has his v individuality and
Scalp Eczema for About Five Years.
Form of Ringworm. Thick, Rough
Scale. Entirely Weil After Using
Cuticura Soap and Ointment,
Iberia: Mo. "I ws troubled with scalp
erim fur atwut Ave jrrt nd tried
everything I heard of but all of do avail.
The dot-tora told as I
would have to fcmvs njy
head shaved. Being a
woman I hated the idea of
-I was told by a Mead
that the Cuticura Remedic
woulj do roe good. This
spring I purchased two
boxes of Cuticura Ointment
and on rake of Cuticura 8oao. After uaing
one bos of Cuticura Olntmaot I rooadered
the cure permanent, but continued to use
It to walk sore and Used about ona-h&lf
the other box. Now I am clire'.y well.
J alio uaed the Cuticura Soap.
"The disease beran on the back of E7
bead, takiug the form of a ringworm only
more severe, rUlng to a ftiek. rough scale
that would come off when soaked wtth oil
or warm water, brtiurlng a few bairarach
time, but in a few days would form again,
kjirer earn time, and spreading uoui toe
entire back of the bead was covered witn
the scale. This was accompanied by a
terrible Itching and burning nation.
Jvow my brad Is completely well and my
bair prow-lag nlcuty." (Signed) bin. Q.
I. Clark. Mar. 25, 1912.
Cuticura Soap and Cuticura Ointment are
old throughout tfce world. Liberal ample of
earh mailed fre. with S2-p. Skin Book. Ad-.
Crest peat-card "Cuticura. DepcT, Botoc."
' 44-Trader-faced mre should use Cuticura
Eoap Shaving Stick. 2c Sample tree.
identity; the teacher, the publicist
and the statesman are personalities;
but the editor, hiding himself behind
the royal pronoun "we," is little known j
and less appreciated" by the people!
whose lives he helps to mold. It is !
gratifying' to know that this seal of j
silence which has so long restrained j
eauors irom speaking or eacn otner
is less strictly observed than formerly.
Louia F. Post, who has been called j
from his position aa editor of the Pub- j
11c to the office of assistant secretary I
cf labor, is a man in point. And it is i
most gratifying to those who know
Mr. Post that his fellow eciiors aid
not greet the appointment with the I
customary flippant notice of a "plum"
mm una uruppeu i:im me gaping
maw cf a "hungry politician."
Mr. Post has a much wider reputa
tion than might be supposed from the
modett circulation of the weekly pa
per that he has edited for the last fif
teen years. But this is due to some
thing more than his work as an edi
tor. He has identity; he possesses a
charming personality that has endear
ed him to countless men and women
whom he has met on his lecture tours
through the country. Yet, notwith
standing the fact of nis fifteen years
of service here, including innumer
able addresses before local gatherings
and such services as that of Member
of the Chicago board of education
and member of the charter commis
sion, his name may still bo familiar to
comparatively few people, and many
who have heard his name do not ap
preciate h's worth. As one cf the
leading editors, who served on the
charter commission, and came to
know him well, said recently. "The
peop'.e of Chicago little realize the
greatness of this man who as been
working so quietly in their midst."
In what does the greatness of this
man consist? One might say. ?n his
logical mind; another, in his srrasp of j
human problems; another. In his wide
range of information; another. In his ,
broad humanity; another, in his love ',
of justice. So many, indeed, are his j
attributes of greatness that his ,
friends look upon him as an all-!
around great man. If Were is one
i haracteristic more striking than en
I other it is his modesty, his simplicity,
his sincerity; and no one need ever
withhold a compliment fcr fear of '
spoiling him. So gentle is he in the
ordinary amenities of life that a
stranger might be tempted to think
him effeminate; but let a principle be
at stake, or a duty in question, and
the very elements cannot turn him
from his purpose. When truth is In
question his sou', is aroused and he
becomes a Titan ia the fray.
Some months ago when Mr. Post's
friends besought him for permission
to present his name for a cabinet po
sition and some of the leading men
in the nation's affairs were back of
the movement he peremptorily refus- j
ed, and would have gone to the length i
of writing Mr. Wilson himself had it
not been for the appearance of refus
ing something that had not been offer
ed. It was only after long discussion
that he could be got to remain silent
and let his friends sound the president-elect
White these negotiations
were in progress he was asked If he
would serve, in spite of his protesta
tions, if he were appointed. His an
swer was, "I will serve anywhere,
down to ditch digging. If It can be
shown to be my call."
That Is the keynote of his life.
Show him where his duty lies, and he
will follow unfalteringly, no matter
where It leads. But when the call
came to serve as assitant secretary cf
labor, he had to be convinced that It
was a call. At first he refused point
blank. Friends urged but he turned
a deaf ear, d' .Ian. g he must attend
to his paper. Telegrams began to
pour In from different parts of the
country. Still he refused. Finally,
when the telegrams bulked so large
on his desk that he had to measure
them instead of count them, when
leading men in the administration im
plored faim and men came from Wash-
This Sale Held in Honor of
k QUALITY B
240 Paris Nottingham
Net Curtains, worth to $4.
Through an overstocked manufacturers' offer of 240
pairs of 12.50 to $4 Curtains at a great sacrifice we
are able to sell them tomorrow at less than cost to
manufacture. They come tn widths from 36 to 48 inch
and are 2V4 yards long. Each is a close copy of the
finest Brussels, Saxony and Cable nets. Choice to
morrow, all day, if they last, $1.48 a pair.
Coming as It Does Just Before
This Sale of New S -j Cfl &
$2.50 Lingerie Waists at . ll J- V M
should please all trl-clty women. fu
The waists are new and chic, in 10 different delight- V
fully summer low-neck and high neck models, made
of high grade voile. Trim med with dainty laces and
embroideries. Half, three-quarter and Ions sleeves.
They are Just such 'waists as - madame would like to
aon on a warm day. sucn as we nope uecoration day
will prove to be. They are our regular $2.50 waists
marked down for but one day to $1.50 each.
.tr kC& Mfr?v.
ORDER BY MAIL
Greatest Thursday Bargains
Great Sale of
Heavy oil opaque Shades,
36 inches wide by six and.
seven feet long.
Regularly 55c to . '2Qr.
60c Shades, choice . .Z
We have combined all through the store; the bargains usually held for Fri
day, and have added Decoration day specials in every department in order to
do the volume of two days' business in one day. Look for the hundreds of bar
gains throughout the store tomorrow that are not advertised. See the yellow
cards. No phone orders on "specials."
cloth water color
Regularly 2$c, 30c,
3$c each. Choice at
Odd sizes and
55c and 65c, to
Odd sizes and
25c, 30c and 35c,
Our Greatest Just-out-df 1
One of the
shipped us a
500 new books,
just out of copy
right, that we "
can sell at three
for 1, or 35c
A few of the titles are:
The Black Wolf's Breed Harris
The Climber E. F. Benson.
Gloria C. Frederick Turner.
The Last Woman Ross Beeckman.
The Seventh Noon Frederick Orin
Son of the Wind Lucia Chamber
lain. Very suitable for graduation day
gifts. Remember, choice, three for $1.
500 New 50c Books, 3 for $i
One of Our Greatest Sales of
Genuine leather Hand Bags, silver
ed frames with safety lock, 7 inch
by 9 inch size, regular qq
$1.75 value for 70C
Women's Hand Bags in genuine mo
rocco finish, moire lined, with plain
silvered frames, new styles, 6x9,
$1 50 values, OC
Latest style Bags with side flap, gilt
anil silver frames, with large mirror
and coin purse in different leathers,
J;r50.:a!"?r $1. 29
3H7 in. gen
in tan and
travel i n g
off on all of
them 1-3 oft.
Women's 50c Lisle
2-clasp Women's Lisle
Gloves, regularly 50c
Gloves, Main Floor
Decoration Day Sale
100 Women's Spring Suits
Made in the sanitary factories by Wooltex and many other
equally as well known companies, to be offered for this Sale for
two days at greatly reduced prices. Now is the opportunity to
secure one ot tnese
High Grade Suits at Less Than the Manufacturers' Cost
Two Days Only.
Never before have stocks been so magnificent, so immense "in volume
and assortment. Never before have the better economies at Young & Mc
Combs been so evident. One is impressed especially in the ready-to-wear
sections with the completeness of assortments, the readiness to meet every
demand for Summer needs and meet them at a low-er price. Just now
our buyers in the East are picking up some wonderful bargains which
they have hurried home for you. All our Suits will sell as priced below,
tomorrow and Saturday.
25 Suits worth Up K A A
$20 to $25 Women's Tailored Suits,
Wooltex included for
$25 to $30 Women's Tailored Suits,
including Wooltex, for $20 to
$30 to $40 Women's Tailored Suits,
including Wooltex, for $26.67 to
railored Suits, JJ - y tZfi
$16.66 to p LODJ
Every Woman's Coat h Off
Sale of Warm Weather
Underwear and Hose
For Thursday and Saturday we will hold a
sale of warm weather Underwear at remark-
f' trlyi e rePuctlons fr tms season of the year.
fit I Hnm'prv has hen tmdernriced a1;r for these
" two days. As some lots are limited, better
come earlv tomorrow.
Niagara Silk Vests (white only), si,.es 34 to 42 (shields un
der arm). Plain stvle. recular $1.75. choice tomorrow and
L jt U; Saturday, $1.49.
k B fcs. Children's high neck and wing sleeve Vest, 25c values
Boys' cotton mesh Union Suits, size 24 to 34, 25c.
Women's Gauze Vest, tape neck, si'-e 4, 5 and 6, 10c
value, three for 25c.
Women's tight knee Union Suits, made from the best sea
isle cottons, size 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, 75c values for 69c.
BlacK, white and ta n pure thread silk Hose, silk garter
top, hign spliced heel and double foot, $1.25 values for $1.00.
Women's fine cotton Hose in plain hem top or ribbed top, 15c Hose,
special for 12c.
Odds and ends of infants' cashmere and silk lisle Hose, regular 25c
Hose for 15c.
3 Pairs of
Women's 35c Hose
Sale of Decoration
3 feet by 5 feet Bunting
Flags, priced tomorrow 50c.
4 feet by 6 feet Bunting
Flags, tomorrow only 75c.
5 .feet by 8 feet Bunting
Flags Thursday sale $z.o.
12 inch by 18 inch Bunting
Flags, special bargain 10c.
24 inch by 36 inch Bunting
Flags only 18c.
-Stationery, Main Floor
One TdT of silk ribbons in Brocades,
stripes and Dresden effects, so much
in demand for sashes and hair-bows,
up to 50c values,25c yard.
Plauen, Venice and Swiss embroider
ed collars, all the new styles, up to
50c values, 25c each.
Windsor ties, plain colors and plaids,
25c values, 19c each.
One lot of embroidered and shadow
lace jabots, up to 39c values, 19c each.
ing, hand loom
up to $L98 val
ues, 98c yard.
One lot of
special for 5c a yard.
Women's all linen embroidered hand
kerchiefs, 25c values, 16c each.
Women's all linen handkerchiefs, spe
cial, 3c each.
Men's all linen handkerchiefs, extra
quality, 35c values, 19c each.
3 to 12 Inches wide,
Sale of Trimmed Hats!
100 of our best Trimmed Hats are hereby offered at prices
which will average about one-half the makers' cost price.
Fifty Hats, values to $10, for $2.95.
,' Fifty Hats,, values to $5.00, for 95c.
Sale of Shapes
New $2.50 values at 98c.
Untrimmed white Shajes in late styles,
including, pokes and sailor. Regular $2.50
shapes to go tomorrow at 98c.
Millinery, Second Floor.
Sate of Flowers
Choice of Flowers worth to $2.50, tomor
row to clean up the lot, only 10c bunch.
Bargain Lane, Main Floor.
Bargains in Linens, Domestics
36 inch Percales,
12c value, 9c.
30 inch Madras
ground with col
ored stripes and
figures, 25c val
ue, yard 15c.
blue and brown
checks, 8c value
special yard 25c.
69c values, each
75c values, each
ed pillow cases,
20c values, eacu
linen finish pil
low cases, 17c
value, each 13c.
68 Inch mercer
ized table dam
ask, 69c values,
39c wnite pique,
39c values, yard
36 Inch tan dress
linen, 35c value,
45 inches wide,
Thursday 15o yd
grade for 8c
Suits, in navy
blue serge, reg
ular price $5.50,
Ten per cent
discount on all
3c per roll.
nic Plates, 4c
Teaspoons, . lc
- Lace Shelf
Paper, 4c roll.
er, per can, 4c.
50c Baldriggan Garments, 34c.
$1.50 Wilson Bros. Shirts, 98c
$1 Maryland Shirts at 89c.
Elk convention ties, 60c.
Men's Furnishings, Main Floor
Thursday in the Toilet
Sanitol Liquid Antiseptic, value 25c,
Madame Isabella Skin Food and
Wrinkle Paste, 50c value, now 39o,
Sempre Glovlnie, queen of beautlfl
ers, regular 50c value, 42c.
Canthrox, for hair shampoo, 60c
value, now 45c.
Samurai Toilet Water, different
odors, 75c value, 38c.
YOUNG & McCOMBS
JL Co-Operative Store JLVJ1 Co., Rock Island
New arrivals 45-inch Stamped
Pillow Tubing, good quality, 60o
Linen Towels in the guest and
large sizes, stamped, 35c 60c,
65c and 75c.
New white linen centerpieces,
stamped, in slses 18, 24, 36 and
45, to sell at 35c, $1, $1.25' and
Art Needlework Dept.,
ington and other places to persuade
him, he capitulated.
One hears now and again about the
office seeking the man, but it is gen
erally received with the same creduli
ty that greets the announcement that
the missing link has been found. But
the unbelievable has actually come to
pass. It is a marked characteristic ot
the present administration that re
sponsible places have sought men
with a view to efficient public service,
rather than the discharge of political
And where in the whole executive
department should greater care be
exercised than in manning the depart
ment of labor? The youngest of the
cabinet positions, it may quickly be
come one of the most Important; for
it I of vital concern to all the people
and especially to that large part of
society that has heretofore received
so little intelligent consideraUon
from the government. Consideration
of a kind labor has had in p'.enty.
Every demagogue with an itch for of
fice is the friend of labor just beicre
election. Countless are the meaning
less proposals In its behalf made
after election. But few men go to
the heart of the matter and discover
where and how labor Is despoiled.
Fewer still have the moral courage to
stand out boldly for Justice to all.
The appointment cf Mr. Pest will
do more to raise the new cabinet po
sition from a mere "trade union ad
junct," as too many have been dis
posed to consider it, to its rightful
place as the agent of all industry, than
any other man in the country. For
not only does he enjoy the confidence
of labor itself, but he sees so clearly
the cause of the friction between
labor and capital and understands so
well how unnecessary mat friction is
that his work will be constructive,
and the people at large wi'.l soon real
ize that political economy is not a
dismal science, that there is a way
cut and that the discoveries and in
ventions of science can yet be turned
to the service of the whole people.
This is why those who know Mr.
Post best have urged him to barken to
the calL They know and appreciate the
great work he has done as an editor,
for be hag helped other editors to see
more clearly, and they believe he will
do a like service as a statesman in
helping other statesmen to do more
efficiently. His philosophy goes to
the bottom of the social problem and
he has the courage to take such steps
tovard bringing about economic right
eousness as opportunity may present.
He can repeat, as few others can, the
words of Henry George when intro
duced to a New York audience as a
man who stood for labor. "I am not
for labor," said Mr. George. I am
not for any class. I am for men."
at the opening of the trial for crim
inal libel of Cecil Chesterton, a broth
er of G. K. Chesterton. In editorial!
Mr. Chesterton secured Godfrey
Isaacs, managing director of the Mar
coni company, with corruption in con.
nectlon with the British government's
wireless contract. -i
London The central criminal court
was filled with distinguished persons
Enroll now for the summer
term at Brown's Business
College. Rock Island. Phone
West 1374. ' .