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!THE ROCK ISIIAND ARGUS. ' MONDAY. .TUXE 23, 1913.-
FOREIGN NEWS NOTES
London. June 23. The king and
queen have reduced by almost half
the number of invitations issued for
the annual garden party at Windsor
castle. A year ago 10,000 invitations
were issued. This year the number
is only 6,000, so several thousand peo
ple will be disappointed in their hopes
of receiving the "royal command."
The explanation is that last year
there was too great a crush, and those
who did attend were inconvenienced.
While the garden party is mors
democratic than the usual court af
fairs, all the members of parliament,
for example, receiving invitations, the
cards of admission are greatly sought
after. It was inaugurated by the late
King Edward to enable him to get in
to closer touch with hi3 subjects. Of
recent years many foreigners and col
onials have attended ...l- function, but
as the number of tickets allotted to
the embasfies likewise has been re
el :-pd this year, ia:ay Ame-ican and
o'her visitors are arr.oiig those donm
td to disappointment.
Special trains take the guests to
Windsor, and there royal carriages
await the more distinguished. For the
rert, all sorts of conveyances are re
quisitioned. The parly is held on the
great 'awn at the foot of the east te
race. Gaily decorated nuirrjuees dot
th3 gra.s, the two cyal tents occupy
ing prominent potiiioc3. Of thes; the
Ir.'lian :-'!!;:rr:i;ina, rich in ofaten ril-b-r
and gold and crimson hangings,
is u':d for retention purposes, while
the fth is reserved fo the serving
of their mnj's-ii"s 'ea. lice the
o,ueen entertains the royalties present,
a few personal friends and prominent
The prince of kVal.-.. now approach
ing lily liJtii birthday, is beginning to
ti.ke. liis part in occasions of this kin J,
and this yenr lie invited a number of
his lcIiooI friends from Oxford to be
The house of lords will receive a
t hock should tho new Lord A:h
b . r: v, formerly Iio: Wiilicm Gi"
fon, decide to t::ke his stat iu that
ciir.inber. In thr lirst pluce lie is a
nationalist and homo rui r, and hec
oiui'y is" ir.variably wears the national
drc:-f, i:.firo! toK.rt.U kilts. These g-.r-incrt-i
v ill be more embu-rdsrir.g in
tlie h:ujo of lords tliari Lord A: h
bourne's nai!jna:'3!ii. It v..-.s not lor-;
a.'o t'at r.n irhhiiian in kiits wpy e
fi d adn:i.:-icn to the strangers' gal
1' " tin" i hio ecu-
ly, is a frequent contributor to the
! opportunity ' to ' proceed against- them
its overlooked, and this is especially
I the case in Prussia. One of the most
extreme cases of this sort is reported'
from Breslau. i
together an ardent nationalist. His
father, .whom he succeeded, was just
as ardent a conservative.
The liberal government has decided
that a man does his best work when
he is in the 40's. At least that is the
inference drawn from jthe appoint
ment of James Richard Atkin, king's
counsel, as an additional judge of the
king's bench division of the high
. Mr. Atkin is 46 years of age, and
the preferment of a man of those
years, just after England has been in
the throes of a discussion as to wheth
er a man does his best work in middle
or old age, is taken as an indication
that tha government has decided in
favor of the younger man. The new
judge was called to the bar 22 years
ago, and has devoted almost his en
tire time to practice, in commercial
cases before the king's bench division,
ovpr which he i3 now to preside.
Labor unrest prevails throughout
the bluck country, that great indus
trial district of which Birmingham is
the center. Over 40,000 workers,
chl-fly engaged in the tube and boiler
trades, hive been ou. on strike ior
some time for shorter hours, highc
wages and better conditions ganeral
ly, aud the brickmakers, who have
similar grievances, are threatening to
join them. Unless '.he mat.:rc in dis
pute are speedily adjusted, all the
black country Boon will be idle. The
men today are organizing marches
throughout the country, inducing
workers . who have not yet struck tc
join them. .
The tube ar.d feoilef workers com
plain that the system of fines and
continual changing deprives them cf
au unfair portion of what they have
to work hard to earn; that the wages
are miserably low, and conditions un
bearable. Tn the brichmahing trade a great
many girls are engaged, and they also
are asking for an increase. They
wsr.t -5 cents mora . v.cei. to bring
wcges up to $2.50. For this they
work every week i"y from G:C9 in
the morning un 5 m the evericg,
and the work is so herd they de :lare
it should be dons by men rather than
magazines on Irish affairs, and is al- - The. Breslau police have distinguish
ed tnemserves, even. among rrussian
officials, by; their extreme methods in,
the campaign against the socialists."
They have stopped funerals and re
moved from casket3 wreaths tied with
red ribbons entirely on account of
the color of the ribbons. One young
man who protested because such a
wreath was taken from his mother's
coffin was arrested and fined for re
sistance to the police.
The latest case also has to do with
a funeral. Some time ago a Breslau
socialist, dying, left testamentary in
structions forbidding any religious ex
ercises at his grave, cr even the pres
ence of a- minister. The funeral was,
held according to directions, the only
persons- present being members of
the social democratic party. The au
thorities have now begun criminal ac
tion against those ' in charge of the
funeral on the ground that the funeral
was "a public meeting" within the
purview of the law requiring that the
permission of the police be secured
for the ho-.ding of such a meeting,'
and that this permission was not ob
There was one guest at tne wedding
in May of Prince Ernest August and
Princess Victoria Louise, daughter of
Emperor William, who belonged neith
er to military, high official nor court
circles, and who was not, even of a
rank entitling him to appear at court
at all. This fortunate individual was
a Munich barber. When Prince Ern
est was living in Munich he was shav
ed daily by this young man. Just
before he" left Munich the barber la-'
mented that he should never see the
prince again. -
"Oh, it may not be so long," replied
the prince, and a few days later the
barber received invitations to the royal
wedding,' the wedding dinner, and the
gala opera. .
Tlie women ticket sellers at the sta-.
tions of the Berlin suburban and city
railroads are becoming "snippy,"
"schnippisch," as the Germans say,
and their conduct toward patrons of
the roads has caused many complaints:
Tha railroad administration has met
the situation by sending out a circular
cf admonition. ' Net only are the,
women censured, for some male em-
Berlin, Ji-r.e 23. To all German off- courtesy, but the female workers arc
dais and other nersons ia high places particularly Emgjca out as ntvmg been
Itiie socialists of Germany are "enc-1 especially discourteous and pert. The
turne behirr considered inappropriate, ir.ics of the fatherland" and members
Lord Ai.hbourne i peaks Irish liuent-jof "the overthrow party." No' good
It has been noticed recently with
regret that the number ot complaints
by travelers of discourteous conduct
on the part of ticket sellers and port
ers, and. especially on the part of the
female employes, has been increasing.
It is complained, and with reason, that
employes show themselves indifferent
to the desires of travelers who natur
ally wish quick service; that they ask
impolitely what the travelers wish;
conduct themselves pertly; express un
justified doubts as to the genuineness
of signatures on commutation tickets;
tnrow change and tickets at the trav
elers in a discourteous manner, and
eat luncheon while they are waiting on
the public." If conditions do not im
prove, further corrective steps are
The recently announced decision' of
the imperial supreme court, upholding
the German Petroleum Sales company
in its refusal to carry out a contract
made with the German-American Pe
troleum company, the German subsid
iary of the Standard Oil company, is
not only a material victory for the
sales company, but also an important
victory on the question of the principle
The verdict of the highest court' re
leases the Germans from the perform
ance of a contract which they found
hiehly disadvantageous, protects them
from the heavy money loss which
would have fallen upon them for a
year's disregard of the contract had
the decision been against them, and
compels the Standard company to con
tend for business in an open market.
It must contend, moreover, against a
company which has learned American
business campaign methods by asso
ciation with the Standard, and it must
conduct its business in a manner that
shall not furnish more ammunition
to the supporters of the government
oil monopoly project, which will come
up in the Reichstag shortly for consid
eration. The sales company has been
strengthening its organi-ation in the
last year, and all, these factors, to
gether with the firmness of the petrol
eum market and the comparative scarc
ity of the supply, make it unlikely, in
the opinion of, experts, that the Stand
ard company will find itself In a posi
tion to carry on a successful cam
paign for tha acquisition of the entire
German oil business. ,
The contract of which the Germans
complained was to have expired in
1917. It apportioned the German terri
tory between tha sale3 company and
the Standard, giving the latter about
fcurfiftehs of thts total. It regulated
the method of selling by the Germans;
provided that the Standard should
have the naming of the 6a!es com
pany's managers, and gave the Stand
ard the power to direct certain policies
of the sales company in certain con
tingencies. The Germans, finding that
they had made a bad bargain, refused
after a trial of the new arrangement
to carry out the contract. They al
leged that they entered into it under
duress at a time when they had lost
a fierce trade battle with the Ameri
cans, r.nd were helpless to do other
wise than to accept the terms of sur
render offered, and that the contract
was against public policy in its encour
agement of monopoly and henco void.
This trial court of Hamburg, in which
the'Standard brought action to compel
specific p'erformacca of the contract,
upheld the sale3 company, but tho
Hamburg superior court, to which the
Standard' company appealed, reversed
the trial, court's decision, although it
held null and void the provisions giv
ing the Standard company power to
name and dismiss managers of the
other company, and certain other
clauses of the contract. The imperial
supreme court has now reversed the
superior court and upheld the court
of first instance. The Standard must
! pay the costs of all three hearings.
iNi.o.T.ijjrxiT.rxmT.i.i.i.T t f i f i
COLD STORAGE VAULTS
furs, rugs and garments
from moths, fire and burglars
If you have valuable furs, do not intrust their safetv to moth balls,'
and ordinary moth preventives. If you are going awav for the sum
mer, do not leave your valuable rugs to become moth eaten or iiv clan
ger of fire or theft. : A cold storage vault is the logical place to store
furs, since cold is their natural element. We are agents for the Mer
chants Transfer and Cold Storage Co., Des Moines, who have a mod
ern cold storage vault. Before storing, all furs are first cleaned bv
vacuum .or compressed air. They are hung separatelv in constantly
circulating currents of cold dry air kept 'at a temperature ranging
from 15 to 20 dejrfees below fre z n?. T.i:s frigid atmosphere
doe3 away , with disa2reab!e "odor3, lengthens the life of your
furs, improves the luster, and retains the natural oils in the skin,
keeping then soft and pliab!c. We have stored many cf the
costliest pieces of fur in this vicinity, as we 1 as a large number
o: Sae oriental rujs. We assume entire responsibility for the
saf; return cf ycur property. For information as ta stotaje
ratC3, inquire third floor.
It Hardly Seems .
But simply to place the truth before peo
ple and let them act as they see fit.
That easily explains the cause of many a coffee drinker's disturbance of heart,
stomach, liver and nerves.
It's a good idea when the body begins to show disturbances to quit coffee and use
This pure food-drink, sold by grocers everywhere, Is warranted pure and absolute
ly free from the coffee drug, caffeine. It feeds and nourishes where coffee destroys
the tissues. ... ...
Instant Postum is made cf prime wheat and the juice of sugar cane, roasted and
blended to produce a flavor much resembling high-grade Java.
A level teaspoonful of Instant Postum in an ordinary cup of hot water dissolves
instantly and makes it right for most persons.
' A big cujr requires more and some people who like strong things put in a heaping
spoonful and temper it with a large supply of cream. " ''
Experiment until you know the amount that pleases your palate and have it serv
ed that way in the future.
Postum comes in two forms. ' ' . -
Regular Postum (must be boiled). -- - . .
Instant Postum doesn't require boiling; but is prepcrei. instantly by stirring a
level teaspoonful in a cup of hot water. .' ": ' :- LJ-. - ' , '
"There's a Reason" for Postum
Queen Revives Old Custom; Scatters Pennies
A custom that had almost been forgotten was revived by Queen Mary
when on her way with the king to t.'ae derby at Epcora Downs she cast
pennies in the wake of the carriage. Children and their ciders engaged
ia a wild scramble in an attemrt to heroine t.'ie proud owners of euca
eovctpd Eouvpnirs as the ponep from th(j ijue'n.
fW4m S 1
jffr-lt-su Queen Mary on her way with King George to the Derby at Epsom Do)iiu.
Miss Jennio Wining has returned to
her home in Rock Island after a short
visit with Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Wade.
Norton Anderson, north of town, has
purchased a new Empire fivc-passen
I cer automobile from the Brown agency
' of Osco.
! The Ladies' Aid society cf the M.
E. church meets with Mrs. Fred Hoff
j lund, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30,
I June 25. The text word is "Mo
Byron Jordan attended the gradua
tion exercises at Redding college last
Miss Agnes Kissinger of Peoria is
visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Wollser
Miss lone Tohman of Galva spent
a few days at the Ilolden home thi3
John Johnson has bought F. L. An
Mrs. J. D. Stiers of Cambridge and
Miss Inez Swanson of Wyoming have
been visiting relatives and friends in
Dr. and Mrs. W. D. Chapman and
little son of Silvis spent Sunday with
Mrs. Chapman's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Ed Johnson of Holridge, Neb., is
visiting his brother. Gust Johnson,
near Osco; also relatives in Orion and
Rev. Mr. Johnson of New York City
is visiting friends in Orion. Rev. Mr.
Johnson was former pastor of the
Swedish Lutheran church of Oricn.
Mrs. Oscar Sholt of Page, S. D., Is
visiting relativesh in Cambridge and
visiting relatives in Cambridge and
Mrs. AdolDh Nelson and daughter
I visited in Cambridge Monday,
j Thursday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock
j occurred the marriage of RevJ Ernest
j Shult of Orion and Miss Rina Gold-
stone of Abingdon, on the college
campus in Abingdon in the presence
of the student body and a large num
ber of friends and relatives who were
attending the graduating exercises.
The wedding waa a complete surprise
to the young couple's many; friends.
At the close of the graduating exer-
seo, with the assistance of Dr. Rolen,
united the couple a3 man and wife.
Immediately after the ceremony tho
bride and 'groom left for Galesburg
in an automobile accompanied by Rev.
and Mrs. Frank Shult, Mrs. Gust John
son of Osco and Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Bodine of Lynn. On arriving in Orion
Tuetday evening they were greeted
by a large number of relatives and
friend at a dinner given in t'aeir hon
or at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hans
Arthur Visell has returned to his
heme in Tacoina, Wash., after several
days' visit with relatives in Orion
Rev. Alexander Smith of Kewanee
will preach in the M. E. church Sun
day evening and will hold quarterly
conference Monday morning at 'J
Mr. and Mrs.M. D. Keel have re
turned home from Moline after spend
ing several days with relatives.
The Musical club of Orion gave an
open air concert ' in the park Friday
evening. A splendid program was car
ried out to the delight of the large
number of people in tne park. Ice
cream and strawberries were served
during the evening.
Mr. and Mrs.- H. M. Cooper and
little daughter of Washington, D. C,
are visiting Dr. and Mrs. Andrecn.
Verne and Floyd Richardson have
purchased a motorcycle.
Miss Edna Peterson returned to ier i
borne in Orion Tuesday from Moline,
where she has baea visiting. !
Miss Sigrja Prodine entertained the j
Sewbhal Hour club last Friday aftor-
Ray Pearce has purchased a new j
Overland flv-p3spenger. automobile j
from the C. L. Kettering agency of ;
Miss 'Esther Lawson and Mayme j
Peterson left Monday fcr Macomb, i
where they, will attend the summer j
term of. the S,iate Normal school.
Mr. and Mr3. Charles CJjuec, Mr. and ;
Mrs. ..William . Stetr::i; and Dr. and
Mrs. Long'aiU:iid(d a Lirtiiday sur-;
prise party 4a htiftor of Mr. and Mrs. J
G. W. Perf,uson at the home of their j
daughter, 'Mre. Ben McLaughlin, in,
Ga?estn:rg Wednesday. " . i
Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Anderson and!
Frances Olr-.pn cf Rock Island visited j
at ti'c Brodine home a lew days last ;
week. ; -' , ' ' ' ' ';. . "
Floyd Richardson Las returned to .
the "Q"-depot, after working' as tec-1
ond trick operator at Briar Bluff for j
several days. -
Muses' Hbzel Esgan and Virginia
lng in honor of this year's confirma
tion class. A program was rendered
and refreshments served. ,
Miss Alice Callaway and Mrs. Addi
son Chase attended the graduating ex
ercises of Hedding college at Abing
don last week.
II Advertised Letters
The following is a list of uncalled
for letters for the week ending June
21: Mrs. Mary Abrearr.c, William L.
Alexander, Mrs. Louise Anal, Baker'
Taylor company, Oscar W. Bradahaw,;
Louis Boetcher,-' Mrs. Emma ' Barker,
Thurlow Beckler, George T. Breen, L.
E. Blackmer, O. N. Bell, Charles V:.
Crawford, W. C. Collins. Henry pon
iel, Mrs. W. T. Drtdson, , Carl Davis,
H. Dillon, R3V. F. Durden, Enterprise
Manufacturing company, Mrs. . J.
Feeney, Mrs. Josic Grider, Mrs. George
Guder, Mrs. Hazel Hicks, Alfred Head
ley, Edward Idom (2), Edward Jas
per, Mrs. Bertha Johnson, Bay Kiesttr,
Mrs. Rebecca Koepping, William
Keins, Albert Keescr, J. Ross Jar-
dine, John S. ' Kirkpatrlck, Jerome
Lewis, William M. Lyndon, Mrs. Nellie
Merrell, Robert Martin, Mrs. Pearl
Moffctt, Jom Maleckan, William Mae
lum, Mrg. Sadie Norton; Will Nicola,
Mrs. Sebastian Obermier, Petroleum
Prod. Sales company, Mis3 Anna Pet
erson, Ell Petcr3, Albert Roades, Mrs.
Thomas Ross, J. M. Richardson, Mrs.
Ircva Richards, Harry Renner, Dr.
Theodore Spring Rice, William Ren
drew, Mrs. Bertha LI. Clair, Rev. J. K.
Swain, i.liss Flora Sackett, H. G. Shep
c.n!,' ,Guy "Stonelting, Mrs. Cora B.
Seller, Charles P. Sheppard, Mrs. W.
T. Snyder,1 Eail Smith, Misa Jessie
Wilson, Lcroy White.
II. A. J. M'Dt NALD, Postmaster.
If you are not satfsflci arter usl'jg
according to directions two-thirds of
a bottlo of Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver tablets, you can ' have you?
money back. The tablets cleanse and
invigorate the stomach, improve the
digestion, regulate the bowels. Give
them a trial and get welL Sold by
all druggists. (Adv.)
f Oses which were conducted on the
college campus, the yonns couple step- j Richmond of Gaierburg are guests of
pea in a large triangle made of the i Mr. and Mrs. Schneider.
college colors, orange and blue, wov
en into" a canopy. The bridegroom's
brother. Rev. Frank Shult, of Gene-
A Urge number of friends attended
the Young People's meeting held at
the Lutheran church Wednesday even-
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Twentieth street, Rock leland.
HAL 8. RAY, Asst. Gen. Pass. Agt,
Des Mcines, Iowa.