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TnoZ3)AY---Tm5 HOCX GLAND ARGU3-N0VE1IE2R 16, 1922.
-f 1 I ARGUS isu .. and JBtaCtlM peotoCloa at Rock Island, ni, as tanas .matter under ue an of Marc S, lS7t. :.v TSZ J, W, F0TTK tOW rMtoHm Ml UsWed Win KcfMC Vfka mil t t asawalfwl atHiaS r tar wrtifM el aU arva Mt eSbareiM craMMd la UU M 4m 7 wi am swbililun batatas .--- - hwl Wire Report, !fs -t bef Audit Burma of ClrcuUtions. ... . WW HiilWI VJPW W J wjr , eataO ! our ostoa- Mtmm M. C WDM. ue iu "": w. anta. lass w" OSka B. F.bturphj. ISIS L. Man. W ew MM (Uu Q. j v THITBSDAT, SOTEJfBEB M 1 -wi bit tuc ARr.il ANn THE ft , " " : . POSTOFFICE. la view of recent events In Bock Island, Twe Argus feels that it owes to its readers a Jjltitement of Us attitude regarding the local jOgtmastership, a position for the- past eight -Srwoari and at pfe3ent filled by Harry P. Simp for many yedrs editor of this newspaper, 'nder ordinary circumstances an explanation would be uncalled for, but owing to the charges thal were industriously circulated by the city "administration and printed in Looney's outlaw jMNlblication, The Argus believes that there jaJjjduld be a frauk and full presentation of the Jacfs Involving the Rock Island postniastership i ; o far as it pertains to and affects this, news- J : : per. . , jir. Simpson is serving his second term as ; ocal postmaster. None familiar with the work . . "fcig othe Rock Island pottoffice will say that it bis been other than a model official. . Few 3 jineh who have filled the place have given to it ucfi close and faithful attention, with the re sult that the Rock Island postoffice today ranks !with the most capably managed and conducted jn the United States. Mr. Simpson has main tained a nigh percentage of efficiency through All departments of the Rock Island postoffice. .ytias recommended to the Department at ashington numerous improvements, and they ve been put into effect in every instance.' Mr. Simpson was appointed postmaster of ock Island as a Democrat, but during his in cumbency there has been indicated a purpose to lift second class postmasterships above the incertainty of politics. The Rock Island post jBMsterflhip is now under civil service. The government is Dot supposed to have any con cern in a postmaster's political affiliations. What it is seeking is efficiency in service. Has it ever been a matter of interest or concern to you what may be the politics of the. carrier who' delivers your mail 7- 'J, Mr. Simpson naturally felt that if the gov rnuient wanted ,the Rock Island postoffice to igrmttyiue under the direction of one who had jrroved his capacity in tlio management of the Iff ice he knew of no one in Rock Island better ftted than himself to fill the place. Assuming Uiafitnoss, and not politics, will determine the flock Island po3tmastcrship "the next four fears, Mr. Simpson took the civil service ex amination. Business men and patrons of .the office generally, a great majority of them an- Jouncing themselves as Republicans, and re- Mrtag feflM ta.JMs MMMStt, It Mt iU coarse and followed it deteTmlnedl and aBwmvertBgly. vln the foU nOdenee that it would triuaph becaaae It was right aod because It was abMlutely esentUl to the future e carity and welfare of the eomaittalty end lu people. The Argue would have beeahelpless without the backing of the people.' The people have respoaded splendidly, and the battle Is about over. All that now remains is to punish those of the guilty who have noalready been punished.' Rock Island is once more safe and decent , . . -'-- ' The Argus is not begning lobs for any of its associates. But when one of its' associates or fellow, citiiens happens to be filling public position better than it can be filled y anyDooy else that might be seeking the same position The Argus feels that it has the right to make known Its choice and give the reasons for such a preference. That's the reason The Argus wants to see Mr. Simpson continue ss postmas ter of Rock Island.' And The Argus hopes that for the good of the Rock Island postal service that Mr. Simpson will be retained in his pres ent position. THE MAYOR'S NEW STXTE JOB. The Argus desires to congratulate Mayor H. M. Schriver on the new distinction that has been bestowed upon him by the governor of the state. His new position as field agent for the cripples' rehabilitation department carries a salary of $250 per month. It is hoped that the mayor's stale duties will not Interfere with, bis hastening of his police department investiga tion in firder that the official status of Thomas Cox, suspended chief of police, may be de termined without unnecessary further delay. Mr. Schriver should not overlook the fact that Mr. Cox expects to collect the regular monthly stipend payable to the chief of police despite that he is not rendering any service to the tax payers of Rock Islands The taxpayers of Rock Island are demanding that Cox either resign as chief of police or prove his righjt to return to the position from which be was suspended by the fire, and police board that the mayor de posed when it was preparing to probe charges of official dereliction that had been filed against him. supported this ataa for president had he known the allanuful truth boot bis conduct before s waffle? Is a aaaa with a soul so dead that he puts gravy on waffles ever going to get any sense of our international obligation Into his head? - He will go from gravted watles to inh ered lettuce and salted cassabas, and soon will be, plunged Into the depths of pounded beef steak from which no high sense of duty to dasedand struggling humanity ever will arouse BUD. - 1 The American people have stood by Presi dent Warren O. Handing fairly well. ' He has until now lost practically none of his prestige. Bat from now on suspicion and dread will dog his footsteps and knowing that hia morning waffle is polluted with gravy, vox popuU will begin popping at the president with sad sincerity. . HEALTH TALKS By William Brady. M. D. Noted rhyetdaa and Anchor. ' ' ' V: T. THE CURSE OF GAMBLING. The horse shoe pitching games are still per mitted at the Young Men's Christian associa tion, thank3 to the considerate inaction of the city administration. However, it is understood that the chief of police may be advised any day that these exciting contests are corrupt ing the morals of those who are indulging in them. They might be in less danger patroniz ing the officially protected houses of prostitu tion, bootlegging joints and gambling holes that were running full blast until a few weeks ago. : We must protect the youth of our city, says the city administration, and if there is anything harmful about pitching horse shoes it will and must be stopped. The Argus is re liably informed that one young man, the fav orite of a doting mother, wagered a package of chewing gum and lost on-a game of horse shoes that he was lured into at the Young Men's Christian association courts the other afternoon just as the sun was sinking in the west. - It is understood the city administration is working on this case. Itis terrible if true. It is hoped that Chief Fitzsimnions will not shirk his full duty here, for- this' public gambling must be curbed as a destructive in fluence among the youth of our fair city. QUITE AN IDEA. The Emperor Napoleon once set out to starve the British people by the happy, if gran diose, device of annexing all the European na tions with which they traded, and closing all the seaports to British shipping. But the mag nificent confidence in a benevolent destiny which this indicated was no greater than that which animates the apostles of aridity in their latest plan for the starvation of American boot leggers. It is proposed that we take the Ba hamas from England in partial payment of the war debt oar gain beiqs the suppression of the flagrant traffic which operates from those is lands. This, of course, can be advanced only as a first step. We should write off a few billions for the Bermudas and the other British West Indian possessions; we should then take St Pierre and Miuelon," coupled with the French West Indies, for the French debts; and when we ran out of available credits, we should haVe to begin with the army. For, if we can't pre vent liquor getting from the Bahamas into the United States, how could we prevent it get ting from the surrounding shores into the Ba hamas? The annexation of Cuba, the invasion of Mexico and Central America, the planting of our flag in Northern South America, as well as in Canada, would all be logical consequences. v But the scheme is much grander even that that. We should have to extend our laws across the seas and keep on going in both di rections until our armies met on the other side of the world. It is a magnificent conception. But somehow it doesn't seem quite practicable. ACUTE ISPIQESTIOH. Now and then I remark casual ly that there is no such tbsng as a "cold" in the head or "taking cold." This remark invariably brings " numerous letters from folks who imagine they have "colds" and who demand Us know what I call it if it isn't a cold. Sunday I Same way when I assert that there is no such disease entity as "rheu matism." The victims of that de lusion challenge me tb tell them what ails them if it isn't rheuma tism. If I were to observe , here that there is no such condition as acute indigestion the same reaction would be inevitable and as a mat ter of fact here is the opening paragrapo or one sucn letter: In a recent issue you said in a reply to one, of your ... correspond ents that so-called indigestion is a camouflage. What then would you can it wnen people, drop dead soon after eating, as so many do? A friend of mine dropped dead short ly after eating heavy peach dump lings; anoiner ace a pound oi llm- berger, took a nap and never woke up. If this was not acute indiges tion, what would you call it?" "How can I or any other person not conversant with the circum stances guess what may have caused death in the instances cited by this correspondent? It seems to be a favorite fancy of the lay man that a doctor can divine such things. "Acute indigestion" is all very well to give out for publication in cases of sudden fatal illness. Some explanation must be given, and a good practical doctor hates to an nounce that it is none of the pub lic's business, you know. So "acute indigestion" smooths the matter over. Once in a while a doctor gets so very practical that he overdoes this "indigestion" business, forgets himself and writes something of the kind in the death certificate. But back comes the certificate from the health department with a gentle hint to the doctor that there is nothing doing and will he ! kindly indicate the probable cause of death. I am sympathetically opposed to the practice of suggesting symp toms or diseases to the 'poor de luded laitv. and therefore, I shall not attem.pt to list here the num erous conditions which afford the TontH and Their Ills. Washington, D. C, Nov. IS. The ! sore throat season is approaching when tonsils will again be a pop ular topic of conversation. Scarce ly an adult but waxes intense over discussion of tonsils. practical doctor an opportunity toM " J' spring in I rT.rvhvlT tu them or has had an exciting time getting rid of them, WHO killed Bill Gabel? Lafayette, when it comes to keeping our trejqos on the Rhine, they are there, Letters may be sent to Uruguay for two cents now. Bargain hunters wish they knew someone in Uruguay. JHE PASSING OF BILLY TREFZ Rock Island lost one of its most loved citi zens with the passing of William Trefz, veteran expressman and former county and city offi cial. Few men in Rock Island enjoyed a wider ttirdless of politics, have endorsed Mr. Simpson, j or more popular acquaintanceship. Even the M 1 I : i i . n-L I nl.iM.An will mias !:. n 1. 1 n J .. : 1 J . 41ie Argus iias jumeu in mui eiiuurscuieui. me Tgns would like to see Mr. Simpson remain A Detroit judge yesterday imposed jafl sen tences on 26 reckless automobile drivers. There will be less reckless automobile driving in Detroit hereafter.. say it is a long list ana mciaam more things than most people ever imagined one could have in his trunk. Without abating one jot Or title from my sympathetic position I mav add that whoever has a diag nosis Of "indigestion" wished on -film in this life had better look about for a physician who is a lit tle more skillful if not quite so practical. 1 QUESTIONS A5D ANSWERS. Cod Liver OH. Is cod liver oil a good thing to drink if one wishes to build up and fatten? Mrs. X. Q. Answer The pure cod liver oil, and not an extract or other prepar ation, taken in doses of a teaspoon ful to a tablesDOontul, twice daily. one or two hours after food, seems to help many frail persons to gain weight and energy. There are mix tures of equal parts of cod liver oil and the syrupy extract of malt which are not bad to take, if the plain oil is unpalatable. t . Bees Bussing' Around Again. I have some bees that are used to make wine. Can you tell me what-! thinr nr and where they come from? Are they injurioifT to health? Will the wine made from them give people the sugar dia betes? Mrs. C.3.T. Answer So called "bees," Ital ian7 Japanese, Belgian, Brazilian (add any fanciful or mysterious title you wish) are wild of impure yeasts. There was a warning is sued by the United States govern ment against the use of these wild forms of yeast, when fermentation is necessary. The pure yeast gen erally sold for making bread is safer and better. Wine does pre dispose to diabetes, so we need not specify sugar diabetes. port on this subject cut The Daily Short Story The people who demanded that the city be rid of protected vice and crime didn't indicate to Chief Fitzsimmons that the sewing bees at the Young Women's Christian association be suppressed. If Chief of Police Fitzsimmons continues taking orders from the disgruntled city admin istration forces first thing he knows they will be insisting that he prohibit the Wednesday ' Betty," said Bob, gently. evening prayer meetings on the grounds that they are neighborhood disturbances.' . BETTY'S BURGLAR ALARM. . By Lilltem M. Delaney. (Copyright, 1922, by the Wheeler Syndicate, Inc.) Robert Weston hurried up the gravel path to his pretty suburban home, entered the front hall I and eagerly shouted: -S "Bettv! Oh, Betty! Where are you?" From the recesses of the kitchen Betty called: "Yoo-hoo, Bob!" and flushed and dishevelled from her culinary efforts, emerged into the hallway to throw floury hands and arms about her ' young husband's neck. t "What's wrong, Bob?" she asked in alarm, for it was only 2 in the afternoon, and he never got home befor-.is in the evening. ' Got to go to Chicago tonight phone she could call the police. but the telephone had not yet been installed. Then she thought of the alarm clock which had given her such a fright at dinner. Gliding softly and noiselessly downstairs, she at last located the clock in the dark kitchen and hurried back upstairs with it . . As she reached the door of her room she saw the head and shouli ders of the burglar just above the veranda roof outside the window. Now he had pulled himself up and i was crawling along the root to ward the window. He wasn't mov ingfvery stealthily, she thought. No doubt he . imagined the house ' de serted, and felt that there was no need for caution. It was'dreadfully dark, but she I felt for the controlling lever of the alarm clock add raised it Not a and if by chance a grown-up hasn't personally a performing aet of ton sils, there are always the tonsllar adventures of the children, not to speak of their adenoids. Yet with all the interest in this subject comparatively few people can tell what tonsils are for and why mankind la so pestered by them. A throat specialist of this city. Dr. W. A, Wells, explained some of the modern ideas on this subject the other day. tt may be a shock to some people to learn that we really should practically dispense with tonsils by the age or years. At the age of 12 in girls and about IS in boys the tonsils should be shrunken almost to atrophy, aays Dr. Wells. v If you have bad no tonsilar troubles since childhood, the prob abilities are that yours naturally faded out of your life at the pro per time. It this is the case you should hate practically no trouble for the rest of your days. This was nature's plan, as modern ape-J cialists understand it. The ton sils serve their purpose in infancy and childhood, and then they un obtrusively shrink. There are several theories re garding the function of the ton sils. The belief that they in 'any way affect digestion or the singing voice is no longer generally ibeld. Dr. Wells says that the most plaus ible theory is that they make white blood cells in young children. At about the age of 10 or 12 the bone marrow, which makes the same sort of cells, begins to be active and the tonsils are no longer needed for this purpose. It is a sad fact, however, that most people do not retire their ton sils at the critical stage. If the tonsils are not altogether healthy at the time when shrinkage would normally occur, the diseased organs flourish and on a very little encour agement from germs at any time become sore and swollen. How the Trouble Starts. Trouble starts somewhat Mike this: The tonsil is a capsule con taining a mass of soft and spongy tissue known as lymphoid. In this tissue are a number of crypts and depressions. Germ colonies lodge in these recesses, and diseased mat ter and pus form. These produce poisons and the poisons spread through the system. In recent years diseased teeth have been a popular explanation of all manner of ailments. Now the throat spe cialist offers the theory tbat nine cases out of 10 of rheumatism and neuritis can be traced to diseased tonsils. Heart trouble, kidney in flammations, high blood pressure, and even hardened arteries, have been connected with tonsils. If the natural atfophy fails to take place in adolescence it is gen radium docs In a few hourt wJJ dium needles are inserted- hi , diseased tonsil for a certain Wrk of time, and after two or tare 5 these treatments the orRa shrunk to its normal iMigniaaW The needles used are about m. Inch long and about the thlckta. of a phonograph needle. At th blunt end Is an eye in dhtcK siii it threaded so that the needle eti be readily withdrawn. Srtail u these tools are they represent ton or five thousand dollars' worts of radium. The precious Buhittnc 4 in the center of the needle tai th exterior, composed of platinum tit Iridium, forms a spreen throtgb which the rays are filterel. (a matter how often or how little the needles are used one-halt of, their power win not ne gone lot LMj years. Badium's Mysterious Wijs. 0ne strange fact about radium U that it has a selective effect lettiag some cells alone and changing the character of others. It has Been found that the tissue of the tonslU , is extremely sensitive to raiium, ' Colonies of disease germs disappeat and the soft tissue is absorbed and shriveled, leaving only firm, heslthr tissues behind. Dr. Well does not advocate his method of radium treatment as t substitute for removal of tonsili by surgical operation. Radium ia fo those who cannot stand an opera tion. It has the advantages of be ing painless and of not? being weakening. It involves no hospitil illness. Nevertheless It is not for the average person. It is expensive. Even though new sources of ra dium are discovered from time to time there is little prospect of iu becoming an inexpensive material. The cost of mining and extracting it isNarge, and doctors using it are mainly specialists who have evolv ed methods of treatment by long study and large investment Still, the cost of radium is dropping. Where once it sold tor $110 a milli gram it is now quotedat around $70. X-ray has also been UBed aa t treatment for diseased tonsilSVwitli varying success. The disadvantage is that the rays must penetrate to the tonsils from the outside of la neck, whereas radium can be b plied directly to the diseased organ. Closely allied to tonsilar trouble is the popular disease known as adenoids. When people speak of adenoids they refer to a disease of the little tonsil organ located be tween the nose and throat where they join. This organ is sometimfs called the third tonsil, and like the other two it is supposed to ihrink early m life. When it fail! to ntrnnhv and eets larger instead by ' disease, breathing is obstructed an4 considerable disconyori may - re sult This third tonsil may iel! to a bigger size than the tonsila of the throat but it does not harbor ia fection to the same extent, ana to it is not so gerenally a source of trouble as the regular tonsils art. With all this depressing informa tion on the frailty of man anyone wnuld naturally inouire how to postmaster of Rock Island because it believes his record of faithful and efficient service entitles film to the place. The Argus reserves the same fight. as any other business institution to ex press a choice for .postmaster. And the choice ef The Argus is Mr. Simpson for the reason that he has proved one of the most capable of ' icials who has ever filled the position in Rock Island and for the-"further reason that he is : better fitted for the place than are the two men Who are contesting with him for the appoint ment The Argus wants to see good service in he Rock Island postoffice, just as it wants to , sfe It at the city hall and at the court house. When The Argus began its campaign sgainst t chilly protected lawlessness in Rock Island it s charged that the barrage of this paper was fijspired by the refusal of Mayor H. M. Schriver 0 endorse Mr, Simpson for appointment as postmaster. The cry of the city hall and the eourt house, which was encored through the ' columns of Looney's filthy underworld organ, . ifB that if Mayor Schriver would endorse Mr. Simpson's candidacy The Argus would forth with cease its attacks against lawlessness. The : Argus might have answered that allegation at the time it was first made, but there was more Important business before' the bouse then, and .: -.the r explanation was deferred, The Argus ' trusting to the good Judgment of the public in the weighing of charges that emanated from the .' (ty hall and urt house and from their offi pl defender, John Looney, now a fugitive from litetice, i . . ' , J. The Argus npw wants to tell the city hall 1 n$d Jlhe court house, their political henchmen, aJod;,the 35.000 people of Rock Island that its pplicles 'are not on the auction block. They ; aiei purchaseable neither with money, public ojjii' or political preferment of any distinction o3 extent The "Argus wants to tell the people of' Rock Island that if there had been any ptlce at which The Argus could have been de flected from its "course of the past few months t&e price would have been' paid. ' The Argus rejected every overture and every threat that : etther came directly or was Inspired by the I organized forces of evil and corruption in the chy and county of Rock Island. Those vicious Influences employed evfcry weapon they had ee$ept bullets and bombs upon The Argus to fdrcevlt into silence. And they would have used tlm had they dared. . . The Argus did not blindly enter its fight aghiast organised vice and official9 corruption. Neither did It underestimate the strength of the combination that it determined to, center its tV'Vupoa and uproot and eradicate as a domi- m children will miss him on his daily rounds. Uncle Billy was a greaWover of the little folks, and one' of his cherished privileges was the an nual holiday treat that he provided for the wards at Bethany home. Billy Trefz is best remembered as a familiar figure in the business section of Rock Island in The boys and sirls of Rock Island may yet be prohibited playing drop the handkerchief and postoffice if the defeated city hall forces keep on crowding Chief Fitzsimmons for puritanical regulations. . Fitzsimmons will probably soon realize that he is being kidded by experts. Chief of Police Fitzsimmons doesn't have to take orders from anybody at the city hall. He is chief of police, answerable to the 35,000 people of Rock Island, and not to a few dis appointed and defeated politicians who are trying to even scores with some good citizens who stood behind The Arms in Its ramtuiirn a stray trunk for delivery to any part of the against crookdom. , , . A the seat of a horse-drawn express wagon. For years he was to be found at the railroad sta tions awaiting the arrival of trains, to pick up tri-cities. Billy was one'of the boys, and no- body saw any unusual possibilities in him. He drifted, and he had his reverses. ; Billy Trefz was one of the men of Rock Is land who came back. Friend came to his res cue when he announced a determination to branch out into an independent express busi ness, and from the start he was a success. In the meantime he found his popularity and pres tige in the community growing, and next he is found in the city council as -alderman from the Fifth ward. After a service of several terms in the council he wus prevailed upon to become a candidate for the county board, and he served there with credit to himself and to his county. Though a Democrat, standing for election in a Republican city, Billy always piled up plenty of votes to insure his election. He made no" pretense of unusual ability either in business or officialdom. He"" simply wanted to be known and to serve as a plain, honest citizen. Ana roiks accepted Billy Trefz at his word. 1 y Billy Trefz lived and died a good citizen, loved and respected Jy all who knew him. Man can leage behind him no greater monument or heritage. GOLDEN THREAD IS BREAKING. -"" "A Man's Cook Book for Men" is the sub. title of "The Stag Cook Book," compiled by C Mac Sheridan and published by the George H. Doran company. . The book is specific and con tains no culinary language too deep lor tears, but is couched, in ptajn words and' calls for nothing which a second rate bootlegger jn a fourth rate town may not quickly supply. But the baldness of the language reveals in many "cases the baser nature ofmany men who have seemed to be leading spotless lives, probably the heart-break of the book comes with the revelation that , our beloved Preeident eats gravy on' his waffles; and chipped beef gravy at that No syrup for him, nor honey, nor powdered 'sugar, nothing but gravy does War ren G. Harding eat upon a food which waa no more designed: for gravy than is Strawberry shortcake. What a revelation! Would even , Colonel George Harrey hare The Argus still insists that if the Vol stead act is as unpopular as its opponents claim that it is the surest and quickest method of having it amended or repealed is to enforce the present law. v ' You have between now and Dec. 12 to de cide in your own mind whether the proposed new Illinois constitution provides the kind of laws under which you wish to live. The men who composed the constitutional convention don't settle the question. You, the voter, are the lihal judge. Inform yourself thoroughly and then vote your honest convictions. almost petrified with fright She was not Superstitious, but ! She recalled old tales of the south that she had often heard the plantation hands relate, of signs and warn ings. This was the time Bob was to start for the west! She suddenly remembered that Attorney General Brundaee announces that Bob bad wound the clock Just be- he will ask the grand jury to return numerous ! frravLfl!l as bea,w?2r.8 a.ttend; I hate to , . ' hi arm ciock ana raiseu iu .mjl . it can t Dei . T. . ; uue ui uie uiusi icuriu ubm ui Winters is sick, and there 1? i "iu " 7.X - ; ti VJ radium to be developed to a prac- tcial stage is in connection with Radium is now being used successfully to cause the atrophy helped. is no one else we can send. I'll have to be away a week. Isn't there someone you could ask to come and stay with you?" Betty shook her head mournfully. She was a southern girl whom Bob had met while on a business trip, and she had come just a month before to this pretty . little nest he had prepared for her. It had been hard for her to leave her fnlV. 1 k- 1. A 1 friends, but Bob had sufficed.- And now he was going away! Well, she must make the best of it. He had been taken into the firm recently, and was no longer obliged to trav el, so she must be brave 'this one time, when circumstances made it necessary to take a business trip. A haBty luncheon, the hurried at 6, for that was the time it had Kuue wii. .-torvuireiy bub irii iui I jQgJR IU UUU W ILU KU1U1 LU L U 1 II IUC alarm band. The middle one was for the time, the upper one for the a'arm. She remembered noticing that earlier in the evening. Just as the man reached the win dow and had put his foot over the sill she turned the larm hand and the bell rang out flendishlyon the still night air. "Betty, Betty! Good heavens, what is it?" she heard Boy say, a her terrified shrieks added to- the tumult made by the clock. The electric light flashed, and there stood her husband beneath the light, minus hat, coat and . shoes. Seizing the clock from her hands, he quickly silenced it then he i . i i . . i-: i . i packing of his grip, a thousand and M one parting admonitions, then Betty watched from the window as he started for the train. , About 6 o'clock that evening as she sat languidly eating a lonely meal, the clock on the kitchen mantel suddenly burst into action. It was an alarm-clock, set in a carved-oak frame, and used only as a timepiece. Betty, had never lief. "Gosh, but you're a sound sleep er;, little girl! That blamed elec tric bell must be out of order. Couldn't get a sound out of the doorbell, and I've been throwing pebbles at the window till 'my arm is stiff. Winters decided he was well enough to make the trip, after 11111- Qha t l""a"cu erally deferred until old age. Then tho soft lvmnhntd tissue is erad-1 uallv renlaced by hard, fibrous Us-! keen the tonsils, all three of them. gue, ' iin their proper, inconspicuous place. About all that can he aoue, it is said, is to avoid colds. When colds occur and the tonsils are in flamed they become larger than be fore and they are very aptanot to that nature fails to accomplish. Dr.' ''"ink afterwards to their lorlaer Wells, who recently published a re- size. Argus Information Bureau (Aar iMdar aa eal the tlou Bitrera. Frcdcfte J. ll.Bkin conBdMtUI, P&.-4 I rar to aa: i Uinetor. W codoM two-oral tmi lor t ituru pottage, lb MOlMS betas (fat ittruct la each toil'' .utAtlon by writing The Arrw Mem aALiLKlnn. I). t. Give lu'l !. Be britl. AH inqumT. miw TUul. to titeiiUoa will W linen always two and indictments in connection with the prosecution of crime, vice and graft in this city. This ought to be accepted as assurance by the people that at least some of the persons responsible for the recent reign jof lawlessness and corruption in this city are to be exposed nad prosecuted. ed to such things. Possibly he had teleased the lever in some way while winding it. Horrors, she must Btop its dreadful racket. Was there ever such a clock? Why, it was just like a burglar alarm! - At last she had it muffled, and franti cally she searched for. the silencer. while the horrible gong growled ! and choked and raged, then finally ceased altogether, as she pushed down the controlling lever. After dinner, she read a short time, then feeling too lonely and ' The Argus Wishes to warn Chief of Police Fitzsimmons that he is being kidded by experts in trying to enforce puritanical regulations in Rock Islandv The disgruntled city hall major ity la attamntin- tn inrnla. Ik. . 7 17, . ,; 7 ,7 " DI ln8i living room, she decided to" go to i ume citizens bed. It was a new experience to who refused to rally. to Us standards during have to, lock windows and doors the recent unpleasantness. Such school boynerself' 'or Bob had always Der tactics won't work witVth. people ; of Rock2 llt up some work he asked me to do tor him at the office, I con cluded you had gone somewhere for the week, when I- couldnt get any answer to my signals, and as the window was open, I cilrabed up to get in. - "Gee, but that clock gave me a scare!" "What time is it Bob? Isn't it almost morning?" 4'No, only :30," said Bob, after glancing at the clock. "I've been since 8:30 trying to get in. Oh, say, Betty, did you hear mr "rood- rby" at S o'cloew? I set the alarm so it would ring as the train pulled out but I'm glad I didn't have to go, after all. Betty, you're aJtrick! Who but you would think of .using a harmless kitchen clock for a burglar alarm? But say, girlie, what would you have done next if x nad really been a burglar?" Q. Is airplane linen? R. D. W. A. Airplane linen is of kinds, the real Irish linen South Sea Island cotton. Q. Why is Nesselrode pudding so called? E. B. B. A. This frozen dessert was named after Count K. ,R. Nessel rode, a Russian diplomat and epi cure. Q. What is the difference be tween mutiny and barratry? A. F. T. A. Barratry is a sea crime which is committed when a master or a even when taken in moderation. The effects of tobacco are so diEf ent in different' cases that no gen eral rule can be laid down. Q. Wby is an unbranded iteer called a maverick? N. O. S. ' A. The term maverick as appliw to unbranded steer is said to be derived from the name of Samuel Maverick, a Texas lawyer, who ac cepted a herd uf 400 head of cattle in payment of a debt. They were neglected and allowed to run wila and when raives were born they were appropriatea Dy oiuer w nervous to stay any longer in theK, Island. mounted the stairs to the bedroom. - In spite of her loneliness, sleep came quickly, and in dreams she walked with Bob through sunlit gardens, where flowers bloomed and birds sang, and there were no business trips to mar their happi It . seemed hours later " when Don't forget that it's up to you to take care of the poor kiddies of Rock Island through The Argus Santa Claus Fund this year as n the past Contributions to the fund are now being received. The Argus Santa Claus Fund sees to it that not a poor child In Rock Island is dis- something' awakened her, and list- appuiuiwu iii ais ivris axin5ie nopes at cnrist mas. Remember how you looked forward to Santa Claus time when you were a youngster? Well, the little folks of today are no different tnan they were when you were passing a man out on the lawn take off his through childhood's dreamland. With them' coat ni h" and shoes. A burglar! Chrutma. ta tha ,mt day of th. mr, iSMAtm-SS. ening, she heard something, strike the windowpane. Again and again the noise was reputed, then as she cautionusly got -- of bed and peep through the draperies she saw Oh," laughed Betty, hysterically. I reckon the next move would have been to throw the clock at you. And. Bob Weston, it you ever set tbat alarm again .MI leave you.- , RUSSIA BEGINS TO CARE FOR ITS POOR Moscow. An all-Russian cen tral committee for combating conse quences of the famine has been es tablished to assist in relieving the poor and Invalids. Michael Kalenla, chairman of the all-Riflslan cen tral executive committee, who is re ferred to as the "president of Rus sia," la at the head of the new or ganization. The work will be car- crew do any unlawful acts tending i ers and branded with their rnar and so passed to tueir iuuiiu ownership. Hence the name mav erick came to be givn to all calvei caught straying from the herd. Q. Have we had matches as Io?S as we have had phosphorus? E. B- A. It was almost SuO years after the discovery of phorphorua by :ne Arab, Bethel, that it wa , found pas sible to obtain a light quickly W the friction of phosphorus and 8J phur. This discovery wa ma, and first applied commercially? the latter part of the seventeenth century by Godfrey HaukwiU London. n Q. Why was no 13 cent .stafflP made In the new series which na all prices from one to 15, except w- A. The postoffice department says that the reason tnere new 13 cent stamps is due to u. fact tbat there is no demand IW them. It was only during the "f when the, rate was increased tM . n .. . ..,1 iKKlied to co i& cent eiauijia -thpr gnu " to their advantage and to the det riment of the owner of a vessel. Mutiny is a concerted revolt against the rules of discipline or the lawful commands of a superior officer. Q. Is Germany 4he only country that has used the mark as a meas ure of money value?- G. W. A. Mark was an old English term for a money of account, originating In the twelfth century and being valued at $3.33. The Scotch mark or merk of the nineteenth century was worth $3.42. The mark was also used as a weight in several parts of Europe, being divided into 24 carats. Q. Is the actress, Julia Marlowe, an American? A. G. P. A. Julia Marlowe, whose real name was Sarah Frances Frost, wss born 'at Caldeck, Cumberland shire. England, Aug. 7, 1870, amM was brought to this country by her parents in 1875. Q. What is polygyny? C. W. A. Polygyny, popularly called polygamy, ia the scientific name for a common form of marriage in bar barism and lofer civilisation in which one man Is united with sev eral women. Q. Why is a tomb called a mausoleum. L.J. K. . '. A. The name mausoleum is de rived from Mausolus, a king of Carla, who died in 353 B. C. and to wbom a sumptuous sepulchre was raised by his wife, at Halicar naaaus which became famous as the seventh wonder of the world. - Q. Are alcohol and tobacco had for a tuberculosis patient? T. C. A. The public health service tied on hv eovarnmant fnnria ralaarf i through taxation tad or voluntary 1 says that alcoholic liquors are al- conuiouuona, . P. S. er special aenver needs. A. It is not known w . vented soap. Its use is ' antiquity., Excavators ot W discovered a soap factory. ' was used in Spain and in IJ the eighth century; in eL.. the twelfth century, and in land in the fourteegth or fifteen J century.' Soap makers arrived l i the American colonies on tn- ond ship from England to Jam town, in 1608. : Q. When did China become s . 'I'm. 7. 1912. m .torn of g eminent wss cnngm -4, ways harmful to such a patient a- monarch to that of a repuDu.