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IHE KOCK ISIiAKIl ARGUS. THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 1911.
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BY TWE-J. W. POTTER CO.
TFT?VS -rny, IO cent per wosT.
Weekly. 1 Per year te advnris
All somas waleatlons of arcuaeatatlva
character, political or rellalous. nut
have real bid sttaebed for patoUcav
tlon. No raota article wOl printed
Ver fictitious signatures.
. Oorr poudecoe solicited from srvsry
township 1b Bock Island county.
Thursday, June 29, 1911.
After getting the Atlantic ocean be
tween them Diaz said plainly what he
thought of Madero.
Chancellor Day announces that onr
laws are made by Ignorant people. It
looks like a nasty Blap at the lawyers.
The train of Queen Mary's corona
tion gown being only 60 feet long,
probably it was a 20th century limited.
Advertising is not the only essential
to success, but success cannot he
D0ained without judicious advertises
It may be found when the season
closes that the (principal part of ice
damage to the crops has been in Wall
Speaker Clark has within him !ue
making of a real Champ within the
next few months. It ia up to him to
improve Shis opportunity.
The biggest fighting, machine in the
big International naval review at Kiel
was that exhibited by the United
States. An excellent argument in fa
vor of President Taft's peace policy.
. A Georgia man went to sleep and
woke up to find that a snake bad wrap
ped itself around his arm. It is use
less to add that the man lost no time
In shuffling off that mortal coil.
Baron von Wolzogen, writing to the
Berliner Tageblatt, complains that in
this country he could find no good cook
ing, saying the wiener schnitzel are
hardly fit to eat and that he was offer
ed .honey as a sauce for roast beef.
Evidently some hospitable American
was trying to provide him with Berlin
dishes so that he, would feel at home.
Senator Bourne's parcels post bill is
destined to grant Americans the postal
privileges the government already ac
cords to citizens of other countries.
Possibly In time consumers In the
United State will be enabled to buy
sewing machines, agricultural imple
ments, watches, steel rails and other
articles of domestic manufacture as
cheaply as they can be bought abroad
"would you abolish poverty, would
you advance civilization?' said Presi
dent Schurman in his address to the
graduating class at Cornell. "Then
educate individuals one by one to be
' more virtuous, more Intelligent, more
'skillful, more Industrious." It is good
advice as tending to impress sense of
' individual responsibility. But it is fu
tile to expect the abolition of poverty
as long as the few can dictate the
terms upon which the many may go
upon the land.
The Vacation Season.
' This 1. "the vacation season. Thou
sands a. corkers, whether they be
heads of great establishments or hum
ble clerks and laborers, are seeking
the woods, the mountains end the sea
shore. ' The "call of the wild" has reached
their hearts and in common with the
boys (who are flocking to the "old
swimming hole" they are taking tkair
time off in the way that best suits
It doesn't make any (difference bow
a man or woman spends the vace
tion just so he or she spends it in ti
way that they like best. Out on the
seashore wading in the surf or lying
in the sands; up in the mountain
breathing the fresh, pure air or the
fragrance tf the pine or fir; out on
the ocean with Che salt breezes i
their faces, the workers of the ern
are taking their ease.
"Each one to bis taste." as the
French proverb says. Just so eact
one finds in his .vacation that thiu
which he sought, and that is rest and
recreation. Nature's tonics of foret
and meadow, or mountain and sea. are
at our doors wherever out lot is cast.
It is rest that we need rather thai:
novelty, of which we get an endless
succession in our dally life at home.
It is a period of rebuilding, or the re
nswal of our acquaintance with natuie
end of the .renewal of hops a ad
Growing Belief la Christianity.
! Ambassador Bryce, in a recent com
mencement address, declared revealed
Christianity has more believers today
. than at any period since the birth and
crucifixion of Christ. Enlarging on this
thought, he said that evangelical relig
ion and Catholicism were growing in
all civilized countries and that there is
-'less unbelief than ever.
Evidence abounds to prove the am-
bassadors contention. We have more
churches and more clergymen who are
"better equipped than their predeces
sors. The bible is read more and is
better understood. There Is less scoff
ing and fewer eontroversallsts. Half a
dosen years ago the dally newspapers
paid 2ita attention, to religious ques-
tions, whereas today they are feat
ured. The people are not as pronounced
in their views, seldom engage in con
trc-versy because they are more toler
ant. Nor are they outwardly as earn
est as their forebears, bat belief In
the story of the cross, the vicarious
atonement and the resurrection are
more generally believed than at any
time in the past.
Christianity is founded on a rock. It
Is for yesterday, today and tomorrow
It is not, as accepted today, a borrow
ed opinion, but a fixed, firm belief and
embraces all sects, for as Jean Ingelow
wrote, "There are no sects in heaven."
-Because of this growing belief and
faith in the Master the world is grow
ing better and will be better while the
The Agricultural Condition.
According to Henry Clews, the New
York financier, the uncertain move
ment In the market for stock exchange
securities this week have been more or
less seasonable. That is to say, we
have at last definitely reached the
stage where our crops are at the crit
ical point; and the future of the mar
ket, if, as in the past, it is to be deter
mined by the volume and quality of
our farm products, is distinctly at is
sue. Therefore, a disposition has de
veloped among market operators who
have accumulated profits to secure
them and avoid further immediate risk
It is worth while for operators to
take a calm view of the agricultural
conditions that now prevail. In the first
place, winter wheat has been fully har
vested and in Quality and quantity ia
very close to a bumper harvest, if it
does not, In fact, reach that distinc
tion. Spring wheat and corn have
reached their sensitive point of growth,
and protracted drouth has already
done some potential damage, which
may readily become permanent in the
event of necessary rains being much
longer delayed. There is a lack of re
serve moisture in the spring wheat
states, and from South Dakota the best
advices indicate that some degree of
irreparable damage has already been
done, possibly reaching 40 per cent of
that state's normal yield. Indications
are also present of undesirable condi
tions on the border line of North Da
kota, and also in southwestern Minne
sota. But in North Dakota, as a whole,
and also Minnesota as a whole, the
conditions are still in a broad sense
ideal, and there remains sufficient lee
way for further depression in spring
wheat territory as a whole without
bringing the prospects down to the
level of last year's harvest. In corn,
which, of course, is the. most impor
tant of all of our crops from the stock
market viewpoint, the damage thus far
is prospective rather than actual.
Both corn and spring wheat are par
ticularly early this year a factor of
much Importance, since it means less
danger from frosts at the tail end of
the season. Hay and oats are not up
to the average, which will mean a
greater demand for corn as a substi
tute for these items as feed.
CHAMP CLARK NOT SELF
SEEKER BUT PRESI
DENTIAL BOOM GROWS
Continued from Pag-e One.)
anyone, yet the fact remains that he 13
leading both Wilson and Harmon in
many states, while reports from hun
dreds of sources indicate that he has
some following in every nook and cor
ner of the country, the result of his
being on the firing line for 30-odd
years, fighting his party's battles, no
matter who might be the nominee.
The Washington Times states that
the democratic members of congress
are for Clark by a two-thirds or three
fourths majority, with the remainder
divided between Harmon and Wilson.
Clark Is second choice with nearly all
of these last. That is a formidable
showing to start with, as each mem
ber, in almost every case, controls the
selection of the two delegates from bis
own congressional district.
PRESSURE WILL BE STROXG.
In a short time the pressure on Mr.
Clark will become so strong that he
will be forced to allow his partisans to
begin organizing in his behalf, where
upon shrewd politicians about the cap
itol look for the Clark boom to liter
ally sweep the country. So far there
is not even a Clark press bureau, but
the Clark sentiment grows dally, based
on these facts.
Clark comes from the closest state
in the union, a state carried by Roose
velt and again in 1908 carried by Taft
by 635 votes out of 750,000 cast. Mis
souri is probably lost to the democrats
unless Clark is the nominee.
Ha Is acceptable to both the Bryan
and Hearst wings, because of the pur
ity of his record covering 17 years in
DU) WOT BOLT,
He is the only candidate prominently
mentioned who did not bolt the ticket
While acceptable to Bryan and
Hearst, his-clear-headed, conservative
record as speaker of the "best acting"
congress in recent years has gained
him the complete confidence of the
solid, honest, business men of the
Cleveland did not know how to work
in harmony with congress. Clark's sup
porters call attention to the fact that
he has demonstrated that he can work
In perfect accord with bis party in
congress, while to elect a president
without experience of this kind would
be trying again the same experiment.
An order has been issued by the
management of the Burlington railroad
system abolishing the common or pub
lic drinking cup from all trains July L
With jhe order is the announcement
Memorial to Louisa M. Alcott Planned
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Orchard House, formerly the home
to her memory. The Concord Women's club has the movement lu charge, and thousands of girls all over the coun
try who have loved Miss Alcott's stories and the characters she created are expected to contribute the sum of $8,0o0
needed to consummate the plan. In this house "Little Women" was written, and little paintings and sketches by
Amy may still he seen upon the woodwork in some of the rooms.
that the company will place in every
train an apparatus that will automat
ically supply travelers with individual
This order will apply over all lines
of the road, north, west and south. In
addition to eliminating jthe cups on
trains, they will be taken out of sta
tions. Speaking of the action Passen
ger Traffic Manager Eustis said:
"For some time Wiseonsni has had
the ban on the so-called public drink
ing cup, it being customary on trains
running through the state of Wiscon
sin to have porters to remove the cups
at the northern and southern boundary
of the state and replace them after the
traia had traversed the other bound
ary line. The new law will go into ef
fect in Illinois on July 1. Kansas has
adopted a similar statute. The Bur
lington system, seeing the wisdom of
such a measure, has determined not
only to comply with the law with refer
ence to these states, but to extend the
rule everywhere on the system. The
Individual drinking cup with the proper
safeguards will be installed in all Bur
lington stations as well."
ILVER WEDDING ANNIVER
SARY GIFTS TO MR. AND
United States Senate Silver
serv ice costing $1,000.
House of Representatives
Thirty-six silver plates.
Philippine Tarry Two Gre
cian ewers and tray.
Yale Class of 1STS Silver fern
Officers of the United States 33
Ship Mayflower Silver platter. Jh.
Friends In Aujrusta, Ga. T.
Punch bowl and cups.
Commercial Club, Cincinnati T
Silver rose howl.
Vice President and Mrs. Slier- T
man Silver vase.
State of Maryland Punch "
bowl and lad'.e. T
Governor Mann of Virginia X
Set of vases. j.
Gridiron Club Silver pitcher
and tray. X
The Speaker and Mrs. Clark
American Beauty roses.
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Roose- T
velt Antique silver bowL .
Senator Works of California
Ten boxes of ranees.
' City of Charleston, S.-C SI1
Hew a Hindu Uses Clocks.
The Hindu places a clock in bis
showrooms not because he ever desires
to know what the hour Is. but because
a clock is a foreign curiosity. Instead,
therefore, of contenting himself with
one good clock be will perhaps have a
dozen in one room. They are signs of
Lis wealth, but they do not, add to bis
comfort, for he is so indifferent to time
that he measures it by the number of
bamboo lengths the sun has traveled
abovs the horizon.
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Girls Who Have Read and Loved Her Stories
of Louisa M. .alcott, in Concord, N. H.,
The Argus Daily Short Story
Uncle Philemon's Ghost By Clarissa Mackie.
- Copyrighted, 1911. by Associated Literary Press.
"That for a ghost!" cried Clarke,
with a contemptuous snap of his rin
gers. "Who ever saw one? Did yon,
"Perhaps," said bis friend evasively.
"I'm not certain whether I did or not.
That's why I invited you down to keep
watch with me and make uncertainty
"In other word3. when is a ghost?"
jeered Clarke, in his favorite vaude
"Usually at 12," returned Evans dry
ly. "Now, so that you may not become
nervous through anticipation, let us
forget the grewsome story of my Uncle
Philemon's Uncle Philemon and turn
They drew closer to the library table,
while the servant piled more wood on
the fire and placed a tray of refresh
ments close at hand. Then the man
withdrew, leaving the two friends sit
ting in the large, high ceilinged apart
ment, whose walls were lined with tall
bookcases variegated 'with large fam
"Who is the gent with the leery
eyeV demanded Clarke suddenly as
he flung down his cards and faced to
ward one of the paintings. "That over
"That's my Uncle Philemon's Uncle
Philemon," explained Evans solemnly.
"The old u&rty who walks?" asked
Clacke, a trifle put out in manner.
"I wish you'd hang a curtain over
the picture. With due respect to yonr
ancestors, Evans, old man, he's about
as disagreeable a party as I ever met."
Evans smiled rather maliciously. "If
you prefer it, Ed, we can go in some
sTzrrzD Buert.T to thje bboaj shelf.
other room my den, for Instance only
I thought you didn't miud influences
and small matters of that sort," hint
"The library for mine," asserted
Clarke stiffly, and then the play went
on for another hour, but all the time
the visitor was twitching uneasily ia
his chair, evidently ill at ease over the
close scrutiny of the be ru filed and be
wlgged old gentleman standing so stiff
ly in the gold frame over the fireplace.
"Oh ah" yawned Clarke as the
hour of 11 was chimed. "You licked
me all to bits. Ed. Let's quit. I'm
dying for smoke."
"Same here," said the othr, scratch
ing a match.
"What did the old fellow do?" aak
&.Qarke after a aiicne whkh ha fc4
Is to become a permanent memorial
vainfy employed in endeavoring to
stare Uncle Philemon's Uncle Phile
mon out of his disagreeable counte
nance. "What was his particular wild
oat that he must come back to see how
"Horses," said Evans laconically.
"Extravagant, I suppose, and put a
mortgage on the old home, is that
what the double uncle did?"
"Then he's a double dyed old villain."
sniffed Clarke. "Ought to had his head
bumped. I suppose the other uncle,
his namesake, the last one, had to
work off the mortgage."
"Well, what's Philemon back again
for? Trying to raise some more mon
ey on the place?"
"Give it up. lie's been hanging
around the last three years now, doing
the same old stunt. You see, bis father
had a beautiful stable of blooded
horses, and at one time when the
old gentleman was away and young
.Philemon was home (you'd never think
that decrepit old gentleman ever was
younsr. with good red blood in him.
would you?), why. Philemon took ad
vantage of an opportunity to dispose
of the whole stable for a large sum,
and after one wild night, when he en
tertained a crowd of his half intoxicat
ed companions at a princely feast, the
entire sura of money disappeared as
if it had never been. lie awoke the
next morning sober as an owl and
could give no accounting of the trans
action. The horses were gone, and their
earnings went with them.
"Philemon's fatlier was angry enough
because the young man could not recol
lect what he had done with the money,
and it was finally concluded that what
he had not spent in entertainment he
had been relieved of by his unscrupu
lous companions. The money was gone
and Uncle Philemon's Uncle Philemon
"He died a moderately poor man
land poor and today the disappear
ance of the money i as much a mys
tery as ever. They say that the old
gentleman returns now and then, es
pecially on the anniversary of the day
on which he made the unhappy deal
with the horse buyers, iu order to make
a more thorough search for the miss
ing money. I saw him a year ago to
night, and I hope yod are t,cheduled to
be cured of your doubts." Evans light
ed hLs cigar once more end leaned com
fortably back in bis chair.
Clarke shrugged his shoulders and
turned over the leaves of a magazine
with careless indifference.
"No objections to my potting at him
with my revolver?" he asked hope
fully. "Why, no so long as you don't cut
a hole in the portrait," assented Ev
ans. "Are you a good shot?" be asked
as an afterthought.
"Am I? Ask Timothy Allen. I
knocked the button off his cap the
"I can trust you with Uncle Phile
mon, then." said Evans, relieved.
"Want somebody else in' asked
Clarke. "I can run out and ask one
of your servants In V you want me
to." lie turned toward the door.
"They won't do at all tco much f
the emotional about them. What we
need for these experiments are men of
physical muscle as well as those of
mental power. Understand?"
Try lag to," said Clarke helplessly.
"I've been thinking, Dan," went on
Evans thoughtfully, "why wouldn't it
be a good idea for you to step op to
the shade of my uncle and endeavor
to prove whether his guise ia that of
real Cesh and blood or"
IWbetber he's a combination of
misty gray chiffons?" ended Clarke
disgustedly. "I'll not do it- 111 take
shots at Lim, ttugh."
Five minute before 12 the clock
gayea JitUe warning click, which was
followed by the cricking of Clarke's
revolver as bs cocked the weapon.
"Somehow it doesn't seem just the
right thing to take advantage of sn
old man like that," Evans was begin
ning, rather uneasily, when the big
clock In the hall boomed ont the hour
of 12. to be Immediately followed by
the smaller chime of the library clock.
Then it was that they both found
their attention attracted to the picture
of Uncle Philemon over the fireplace.
Some unseen wind was blowing it
gently to and fro. out from the wall
and then back again, and they dis
tinctly beard the rob and knock of the
heavy frame as it pounded the wall.
A little drift of dust floated down
from the disturbed frame.
"My Lord." gasped Evans excitedly.
But Clarke was speechless with
amazement, his hand holding the
cocked pistol resting on the edge of
the table and quite carelessly pointing
the weapon at the hage Chinese porce
lain vase that stood at one end of the
The drifting dust seemed to thicken
and form a cloud which obscured the
picture f of a moment. Then it thinned
again, and out of the frame there
stepped Uncle Philemon's Uncle Phile
mon, resplendent in velvet coat and
lace and bewigged and powdered and
patched. He stepped easily to the
broad shelf and paced down its length
toward the Chinese vase, his bead
towering upward, his hands clasped
behind his bent back. Seen through
the mist, it appeared that the portrait
of Evans' ancle was still In the frame,
and yet he paced the broad mantel,
dexterously evading the few orna
ments with his silk stockinged legs.
The two watchers gasped excitedly.
and then Clarke's nervous finger in
advertently pressed the trigger of the
pistol, and it went off with a star
tling detonation in the quiet room.
The form on the mantel shelf seemed
to rush back into its frame, which
hung rigidly as before. Tbe dust dis
appeared, and the room lay bathed
in the warm lamplight as it was be
fore the clock had struck.
The room was the same, save that
the great Chinese vase which bad
stood on the mantel shelf even before
the day when Uncle Philemon's TJn
cle Philemon had lived in the old
brick mansion was shattered by the
straying bullet from Clarke's careless
When they gathered their wits to
gether and convinced themselves that
they were not dreaming that they
had simply talked themselves into see
ing ghostly visions and after the re
freshment tray had helped to restore
their courage they gathered up the
broken porcelain vase and found with
in its shattered shell all the money
Uncle Philemon's Uncle Philemon bad
carelessly stowed away that day so
many years ago when in tbe sowing
of his wild oats he bad chosen to sell
off his father's blooded horses. The
money was all there in gleaming gold.
"I guess the old fellow has raised
the mortgage at last," said Evans a
little breathlessly after they had
counted it and examined it to their
"And laid his own ghost at tbe same
time," added Clarke seriously, which
was quite true, for Uncle Philemon's
Uncle Philemon never walked again.
for he bad accomplished his long post
poned act of reparation.
June 29 in American
1852 nenry Clay, statesman, noted for
his espousal of the cause of the
South American republics, died;
1906 The railway rate bill signed by
1910 United States Senator John War
wick Daniel of Virginia died; born
TRUST HEAD IS GUILTY
J. Tt. Reichmann, Almost Collapses
Wheu Verdict Is Announced.
New York. June 29. Joseph B.
Reichman, formerly president of the
Carnegie Trust company, was found
guilty yesterday of making false
statements to the 6tate banking de
partment. One of the issues of the trial was
the entry of a loan of $130,000 ob
tained from the Northern bank for
the trust company by Joseph O.
Unless the court grants the mo
tion for an arrest of judgment,
Reichmann will be sentenced Friday.
When the verdict was announced
Reichmann reeled and would have
fallen if a court officer had not sup
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JF the man who speaks the truth is
popular it is because he has a lot of
discretion and doesn't talk much.
A cheerful disposition is easy to Uve
with, but bard to keep.
If yon keep on good terms with your
grocer you and it bard on yoor pocket
book. A fine opportunity seldom has a float
above its bead telling what it is.
When a man falls out of lovs be
sometimes strikes a snag.
Ourselves being Judge, there Is no
difference between wanting a thing
and needing it.
A man need to get out an injunction
against bis egotism before he scores as
Flavlng power without responsibility
Is about as satisfying as eating ics
cream with a darning needle.
It Is easy to forgive those who havs
Injured us after we have meted out
to them their just deserts.
The harder some persons work tn
worse their condition.
A Field For Him.
"lie is the most quarrelsome man 1
"How does his wife stand himf"
"Not at all."
"Why doesn't she quit biniT"
"She can't make up her mind wheth
er to do that or hire him out to South
American countries to start revolu
tions." Had Met Them.
"My first impressions of stranger
are almost always right."
"And mine nearly always turn out
"But I have been in business, you
"That is so. You have found out
from experience that they will always
beat you if they can."
In theory money can be mado.
Enough to mock a train:
In practice, though, good gracious oh
The theory hae a palu!
"They say he Is losing his mind."
"That must be dreadful."
"I am glad of one thing."
"What's that that you have no mind
"What do you think of her voice T
"I think she has money."
"Could you tell that from the sing
ing?" "No; from the applause."
The Way It Works.
"I believe In nrt for art'n sake."
"What do you do with the picture
"I sell them for money's sake."
They Will .Serve.
"I hae no friends."
"Oh, I dou't know. I know lot of
"Some of tbe funny papers refuse
to print the mother-in-law Joke."
"Well, It is old enough to print it
Satisfied, B ut
ile brass about his place to yoo
Until his face Is black and blue.
Points out in language eloquent
How owning It beats paying rent
And Indicates the noble view
Almost too lovely to be true.
He likes It? Ten oh, very well!
And then he always wants to selL
It Is a very healthy spot.
In summer never gets too hot.
It's never cold In winter there.
Though fine and bracing Is the air.
The spring Is something of a dream,
While autumn Is a regular scream.
Oh. dear, it almost makes him weep
That he should offer It so cheap!
The neighborhood Is very fine.
A splendid transportation line
Conducts you where ywu want to go.
Its trains are never late or slow.
There are no children on the block '
If you have nerves that children shock.
Yes, ha mUht shade that price a bit
Bin ce fate decrees that he must flit.
It's strange that he could set a pries
TL'pon that lovely paradise.
Upon this more than perfect spot.
This most alluring houae and lot;
But, then, his wife desires a change.
Oh, yes. the terms he can arrange
Bo you can pay It by the year
Just any way to get birn clear.
Lame shoulder is almost invariably
caused by rheumatism of the musclei
and yields quickly to the free appli
cation of Chamberlain's Liniment.
This liniment is not only prompt and
effectual, but In no way disagreeable to
use. Sold by all druggists.