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THE ROCK ISEAXD ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 1911.
' ETHE ARGUS. MUM TMOr a WeeWy at Tfooond tib Rock Island, ZH. lfin tares' at the poetoffioe a coad-cU tnattsr.J BY TWC J. W. HOTTER CO. Tr"Jim--rstly. It eents per weX Weekly, f 1 psr ntr ta iItum. AU ooaaaaasteettens of axruxnentatlTe ebaneUr, poJttJoel or rallslooau most have reel name attached fer p-ubttoe-tlea. , No such articles will be printed ver fictitious slfrnaturea. OftrniposdtaM solicited from tmy to wash tp In Rock Island eonnty. . Wednesday, July S, 1911. The wall of the farmer is excusable these days. What beautiful weather we had last winter. Control your temper. The tem perature seems able to take care of Itself. The verdict of the Lorimer com mittee must be unanimous on one point somebody lied. It was just like the weather to be have as badly as possible when every body' was expecting so much of it. It is said that every man who got soaked Inside as well as outside yes terday blamed it on the antl-drinklng cup law. Nat Goodwin has written a book on his love affairs and it has just come from the press. Among other tribulations incident to the heated term, we ought to be spared this. The newspapers of North Carolina are discussing the question, "Do snakes bite cowi." North Carolina being a "dry" state, it wouldn't help the thirBty to decide that snakes bite men. Perhaps it pleases J. Pierpont Mor gan to know that he Is not the only American to be honored by the kai ser with the order of the Red Eagle. Adolph Busch received the same dec oration, indirectly at least, because be made a popular beer. Wisconsin now sets up a holler about the non-reeldent fishing li cense, which went Into effect in Illi nois July 1. A similar wall went up when the Wisconsin legislature pass ed a like bill. It's six of one and a half dozen of the other, but it seems Illinois is getting the worst of the deal. Helpless Against the Steel Trust. The most interesting fact disclosed In the report of Herbert Knox Smith, commissioner of corporations, on the steel trust Is this: 'Indeed, m so far as the steel cor- poration's position in the entire iron , and steel Industries is of monopolis tic character, it Is chiefly through . its ore holdings and the transporta tion of ore." In other words, by monopolistic : ownership of the natural sources of ore and coke supplies, and by con- . trol of natural highways the rail roads handling its products the trust has a monopoly. The federal government can go on legislating until doomsday against trusts, but so long ae it permits pri vate ownership of natural monopo- ' lies sources of supply and railroads ' it is going to have the trust evil to deal with. The one solution of the trust evil is to abolish monopoly in private hands. The Boy said the Cigaret. That moral iegeneracy is the fore runner of cigaret smoking among children is the opinion of a Brooklyn physician who takes issue with the antl-cigaret league on its methods of combating the evil. lie admits to the fullest extent the evil effects of .h us of tobacco npon growing children and praises the Intention and the mo tives of those who are trying to sup press it, but contends that greater care ought to be used in the exploiting of "horrible examples" lest enthusiasm befuddle judgment. This physician. Dr. E. M. Thompson, in support of his view says; "My experience with the children who become the victims of the clgar t habit has led me to believe that the yttoral strabismus was a primary condition rather than a secondary one, end that the acquisition of the tobacco habit was incidental to the lack of moral tone, and I found that tht.se children vhai other pernicious habits even ' mora injurious than cigaret smoking. "There is no doubt to my mind that a good healthy boy living in moiot surroundings and having the proper training would scorn to do wrong be cause it is wrong, whether it be smok ing, stealing pr other vicious thing. By the same token I am equally convinced that a moral degenerate would mako bad out of -good, regardless of sur roundings or opportunity." Dr. JThompson intimates that the good people who are trying to break up the cigaret habit by fighting the cigaret are "Quixotic" in their meth ods, and that while there is true cour age displayed In fighting windmill After the style of the "Knight of Sor jrowfal Countenance," the best way to tiring about.' reform Is to begin wi-x. the child and train him aright threusa Improving the morale of the pUv ground and giving- him some good tealthy alternative with which to am use himself. Ct co use there -is xucca v oe eh on the other side of the question, es pecially In the line of the removal of visible temptation, but in the view of those who think like Dr. Thompson. U the child is not fortified morally and physically against temptation he will find other and more fdeadly pitfaTs than the cigaret awaiting him along the pathway of life. The leaders of the antl-dgaret movement can hardly take exception to this statement, but the more radical of them are cure to object that it does not go far enough. New Aspects of the Higher Cost of laving. Evidence of the upward extension rf the cost of living problem may be found In the $7,000,000 decrease in the value of the diamonds imported during the last eleven months as compared with the corresponding period for 1910, in the $3,000,000 decrease in cham pagne Importations and in the dimin ished imports of silks, laces and dressed furs. These figures, the New York World declares, reveal the pinch of economy among consumers of luxuries. The value of the works of art imported in creased, it is true, from $20,333,333 to $21,500,000. But paintings and objects of art have a recognized investment value. The point for the tenderloin's concern Is not merely the 20 per cent reduction in the imports of diamonds but the 50 per cent decrease in the amount of foreign champagne entered. This is an economy with a seriou-j aspect. It threatens a curtailment of revenue for lobster palaces and allied industries and foreshadows a period of depression in the night life of the town. A decrease in the visible supply of champagne by more than 1,000,000 bot tles, and this in the face of a pro posed state tax on every bottle ccn Bumed, will directly discourage wine opening. An ultimate effect ;of the pinch of the problem of living in these quartern will, no doubt, be to hasten measures for relief. The way to abolish objec tionable conditions is to snake the-n odious, and the discovery by consum ers of luxuries that they have common cause or complaint with those whom the cost of the necessaries oppressed should enli6t them in the ranks of re form. 'CARRIE SALOON SMASHER Militant Temperance Advocate Fig ured in Lively Episodes. Mrs. Carrie Nation, the saloon smash er of Kansas, who died recently, re garded herself as a woman with a is sion. She declared that hers was the right hand of God and that she had been commissioned to destroy the rum traffic in the United States. The em blem of her mission was a hatchet, and her campaign against t'ae saloon was country wide. She suffered im prisonment, abuse, ridicule, was even called insane and at the end of nine years retired with money enough to enable her to buy a farm in Arkansas. A good deal of her money was derived from the sale of souvenir hatchets. Whatever view one may hold of Car rie Nation and her methods, it is not without Interest to note that since she appeared on the scene as a saloon smasher a prohibition wave has swept through southern and western states and the anti-saloon element has gained the support of thousands of voters, with the result that scores of new ex cise laws have appeared on the statute books. It is possible that Carrie Na tion did not a little to focus public at tention upon the evils and abuses of the liquor traffic. Outside of her own circle few people had ever heard of Carrie Nation, who lived in Medicine Lodge, Kan., until Juue 6. 1900. On that day she went into her back yard and picked up half a dosen bricks. These she wrapped separately in old newspapers and, add ing four heavy bottles to the collec tion, set out in her buggy for Kiowa, where she smashed three saloons with ber ammunition. She would have smashed others had not proprietors locked the front doors. Then Mrs. Na tion stood up in her buggy and in formed the crowd that the law had been violated and somebody ongbt to be prosecuted herself or the authority which permitted saloons to run in vio lation of the law. After this chal lenge she drove back to Medicine Lodge. Next morning, when the news was scattered abroad, the country realized that a new reformer was at hand. Since that day Mrs. Nation had been in jail at Wichita three time, at To peka seven times, at Kansas City once, at Coney Island once, at Los Angeles once, at Ran Francisco once, at Scran ton twice, at Pittsburg three times, at Philadelphia once, at Bayonne, N. J, once and at Cape Breton once, making a total of twenty-two times she had paid penalty for taking the law Into her own hands. She understood the art of publicity, and whenever she started on a smashing tour her man ager ebe always bad one took care to notify the newspapers.. In 1903 ebe created a disturbance at ine v nite House in an enrorx to reacn President Roosevelt and was ejected by two policemeu. As she was being escorted from the building she shout ed at the top of ber voice: "I am go ing to pray for a, prohibition president, and we will have one one who will represent the people and cot the dis tillers and brewers. You may put me out of the balldiag, but if a brewer or liquor dealer were here be would have beea admitted at oncer Afterward she west to the capital and disturbed the decorum of the sen ate. Finally she was arrested and fined $25. with an alternative of thirty days tn jail if she did not pay. She promptly appealed for assistance and easily procured the amount of her fine by selling hatchets. Mrs. Nation toured Great Britain in IdOS and attracted a good deal of at tention to her propaganda. Ebe visit ed pnbilc houses in many cities, ga?e i advice to barmaids asd magistrates, i First Coronation Photo, Shoeing King George's Royal Coach Passing Along Fleet Street R ft 'iV'LT L 111 4 MSi - - ixl was arrestcd at Newcastie-on-Tyne for saloon smashing and appeared In Lon don music balls, where she was the target for bad eggs. ' Before the vices cf London I stand appalled," she said. INDIANS PROGRESSIVE. Ranchers Set Out Fruit Troes and Otherwise Develop Their Farms. All the Indian ranchers along Ilusum creek, Washington, are showing pro gre&siveness by planting fruit treea, irrigating hay tracts and doing devel opment work that would prove a good example for some white men. As a rule the Klickitat Indian has several abodes on his ranch, giving rise to much speculation as to the ne cessity of so many buildings. This la explained by the fact that when a member dies the family moves out of the residence at once and lives is. tepees if necessary until another build Intr is erected. i The former buiUlinRS are used for staMes or for storing bay and grain. Daffodil Superstitions. Daffodils are not only poisonous and libelous, but most unlucky flowers, es pecially when single specimens are encountered. Derrick, who must of ten have gone through the experience without much barm happening, de clares that When a daffodil I see HanclDS" down ber bead to me. Guess I may what I must be. First. I ball decline my bead; Secondly. I shall be dead; Lastly, aaely buried. In Derrick's own Devon to this day if you place a single daffodil on the ta ble of a farmhouse the farmer will jump up and exclaim, "Now we shall have no young ducks this year." The evil spell can be broken bf Increasing the single flower to a bunch. St. James' Gazette. SfT smoker finds a mellowness, flavor and aroma when smoking a Flor De Valentine that makes it better 'than any other cigar he has ever tried. The perfect blend of Havana filler in this cigar makes it distinctive in quality and flavor. Try one today you'll like it I'rkrfi 1 THREE SIZES XUf' Sold by all dtaUn Distributors frJTSWMAN&ULLMAN Peoria. nilnoLs lJjjll e veteran ttSTTtrll r - it 1 . -ir.it ts.rr it The Argus Daily Short Story Mortgagor and Mortgagee By F. A. Mitchel. Copyrighted, 1911, Associated Literary Press. '"The only way. Miss Sanderson at least the best way out of the matter," said the attorney, gathering up papers strewn over a table, "is for you to mar ry the man of whom you have made these loans." "Good gracious:" "The sums you have borrowed frota time to time are so large" "I don't know who has loaned me the money. It was all arranged through an cgent." "Pardon me. One step at a time. You can't hope to pay off tbe mort gages, and a very large sum of interest money comes due Sept. 1. Foreclosures are to be expected on the property pledged as security which is" "I know ell that. Tell me about this method you propose." "Marriage. Let us look the matter squarely in the face. You are not. of course, willing to lose the best build ings you possess." "Whom am I to marry?" "These loans have ail been made by the same person, Edmond Eastburn, who inherited a large estate from hU father. He is thirty-two years old, about five years your senior, I be lieve" "Seven." "Very good; seven years yonr senior; intelligent, handsome and generally attractive." "But I can't ask a man to marry me." "I wiil arrange a meeting for you. It is my business as your attorney to save your property. Leave the prelimina ries to me. Mrs. Eastburn. the gentle man's mother, is an old friend of mine. I think I can arrange for an invitation for you to visit her at ber country resi dence." "Without either she or her son know ing; tbe object of my coming?" "Neither shall have a suspicion." "Very well. You have my consent." A week from that day Miss Sander son received a kind note from Mrs. Eastburn containing an invitation to visit her and to set tbe date herself. Miss Sanderson accepted and men tioned the 10th of July as tbe date of her arrival. Mrs. Eastburn told her son that she was expecting a visitor of whom she had beard many pleasant things and asked him if be would not like to meet her at tbe station and bring her to the house. Ordering his auto, he proceeded to the station. "Are you looking for Miss Sander son? asked a young woman who left the train. "I am." "You're Mr. Eastburn. then?" "Yes." "I'm Miss Sanderson's rcaid. Just before the rime to leave a matter of business came up which must be at tended to. My mistress sent me on to 1 ' 111 ; -t'K : it U it say that she will be up tomorrow." "Well, come with me." The maid carried only a little hand bag, but something Eastburn couldn't very well tell what induced him to re lieve her of it. There were but two seats iu tLt auto, so that he and the maid sat side by side. He opened con versation. "I have never seen your mistress." "Haven't you. sir?" "No. Is she young?" "About my age, sir." After a pause- he asked if the lady was pretty. "Oh, no, sir. Most people wouldn't call Miss Sanderson pretty." That evening Mr. Eastburn dined with his mother, bmoked, yawned and said that if Miss Sanderson or some one elso didn't come the next day be must go back to the city. He couldn't positively stand tbe dull place any longer. At 9 o'clock he said he would go up to his roi-ru and read. I'assing the sewing room, he saw Miss Sander sun's maid doing some mending. "Do you think your mistress will surely arrive tomorrow?" lie asked. "I don't know, sir. She said she would." He stood at the door irresolute. Even a chat with the maid would be a re lief. "I wish you'd te!l me something about her. I'm intolerably bored here." "I should think u young man would find it dull iu tbe country unless he Lad some man companion or" "Some girl to f.irt with." "Oh, no, sir. He shouldn't do that." "Do what?" "Flirt with her." "Why not?" "She niigbt become attached to him." "No fear of that in my case." "I don't agree with you. sir." "Oh, you don't: That's very nice of you. I see you have a way of saying pleasant things. Is your mistress like you iu that respect?" "I wouldn't think of criticising my mistress." "I didn't ask you to criticise her. I merely asked you to tell me some thing about her to pa3s the time. Just think of my going to my room at this hour! When I'm in the city I don't go to my club till after 11, and 1 seldom leave it before 1." "If you were married you wouldn't care to do that, sir." "Wouldn't I?" So." "Why not?" "You would then begin to live." "Begin to live!" "Yes, sir. No man or woman really begins to live Ixrfore marriage that Li. if they doa't marry at the proper lima for marriage they don't fill the nat ural course of their lives. They doa't develop." , Mr. Eastburn was silent and thought ful for a moment, then said: "I believe you're right. Many an evening I go to my lonely room In the city and to bed bored." "But you have a borne here T "Here! Why, mother bothers me all the while. She treats me as she did when I was a boy. It's my rubbers, or my overcoat, or a fear that I'll get spilled out of my auto, or sometnmg like that, with, po rest from morning till night." The maid bent over her work think "A penny for your thoughts," said Eastburn. The maid looked np inquiringly, and he explained 'by asking her what had .set her to thinking. "I was wondering." she replied, "it a wife should worry about you in that way would it bore you." "I wonder," was the indefinite reply. Mr. Eastburn heard his mother com ing upstairs, and, not relishing being caught in conversation wttn a maid he went on up to his room. The 6ug gestion that marriage was, after all, the only real life for man or woman coming from one who could not possi bly aspire to on of such different so cial peeltion impressed him. Women had said that to him before, but he knew they either wished to marry him for bis wealth or secure him for a daughter. Spoken by this humble maid the words had a new Import. As he .was dropping off to sleep he (was picturing" a home of his own with a wife in it, and during the last mo ment before unconsciousness the wife was tbe image of Miss Sanderson's maid. The next morning, while Mr. East- burn was sitting with his mother at the breakfast table, a telegram was re ceived from the expected guest saying that she was again delayed and would write. When the letter came the writ er said that it might be a week be fore she could arrive. She also gave the Information that her maid was not a common servant, but a student of domestic science and a friend whom she had taken into her service. Would Mr. Eastburn kindly treat her with more consideration than an ordinary servant? "Mother," exclaimed the son, "con found this Miss Sanderson !" "What do you mean, Edmond?" "She's sent a lady up here as a maid without telling us anything about it I suspected right away that the girl was not an ordinary maid. We must change our treatment of her at once. Let ber dine with us this evening. I wish to make amends for not having shown her proper consideration." Miss Eastburn was quite willing to act upon her son's suggestion. She spoke to tbe maid after breakfast and told her of the proposed change. "Please give me your name," said Mrs. Eastburn. "Adele, m'm." "Never mind the 'm'm.' Adele what?" "Adele Richards." "Well, Miss Richards, I believe you brought some baggage of your own. I trust you have some suitable ap parel." Miss Richards said that she had and from that moment' dropped the ways of a maid. She appeared at din tier suitably but simply dressed, and it seemed to Mr. Eastburn that the whole house was changed. His moth er was delighted that something had occurred to keep him with her, since she had been dreading his departure. Mr. Eastburn asked a great many questions about domestic science and from Miss Richards' replies made up his mind that she must be a very stpid student. But since she was pratty and attractive he didn't mind this. After dinuer when the maid lady or maid, whichever the girl was, sat down at the piano and played the most difficult music delightfully Mr. Eastburn was surprised again. From that time forward the young mau had some one to liirt with and thus while away the hounp pleasantly. He forgot all about the expected guest or if be remembered that she was to visit bis mother hoped her en gagements would keep her away in definitely. Fortunately for liliu she never came. During Miss Richards' stay the lonner of surplus funds instructed his attorney to foreclose certain mort gages, the interest of which was In default. The attorney replied that the mwrtgagor would like to meet him at tleir offte for a conference. Mr. Eastburn spoke of tbe matter to Mis Richards, to whom he bad become en gaged, saying that he would decline the conference. His fiancee convinced him that It was his duty to meet his debtoc He went to the city, and Miss Rich ards followed him on the next train. On entering his attorney's private of fice whom should he see but Miss Sanderson's maid. "WLat are you here for?" be asked, astonished. "I'm your debtor." "My debtor?' "Yes. I'm Edith Sanderson, the mortgagor." Tbe young man looked at his fiancee In a dazed manner, while she contin ued: "Perhaps you'd better not foreclose these mortgages, seeing that the mat ter will soon be in the family." "Well. I reckon not," replied Mr. Eastburn, dumfounded. July 5 in American History 178 George Augustus Viscount Howe of the British colonial army killed near Fort Ticonderoga. N. Y. 1S01 David Glasgow Farragut. naval hero, born; died 1570. 1810 Phineas Tayior Barnum. show man, born : t Betbel, Conn.; died 1S91. lSTt Bishop Jcbn P. Newman, noted Methodist d vine and the friend of General Grafit. died: born 1820. All the oev.4 all the tlzcc Arras- k. -Ths Humor nnHP" Philosophy 0 M. JMITtt APPRECIATION. T WTSH that I might know th maa Who first discovered Ice would keep. I'd twin for hint bis bouquet. On that would fill a mov In dray. For bis auooesa Td dally pray And almost prala him In my slesffc As h passed by I'd loudly cry, "There iros the hero of rtnowa Who erst out Ice and put tt down! And every one who heard would pause And loud would echo tlx applause, Ar.d all would say, "For him make way," As well earned homaso they would pay The gentleman who first cut ice Would cut a lot of it with ma. Td ran to htm and grab his hand. Have the musicians tuna the band. He'd have my warm affection and Could with my purse make free. I'd sins bis praise In chilly lays That would play haroo with the heat Or fix him up some lit tie treat To shew that X appreciate A person who Is truly great. His picture yea, I rather aruesa X would unto my bosom pr I do not eare so much about The gentlemen who cut tt now. They chars so much One scarce may touohi V A chunk to cool his fevered brew. , The prices they Insist w pay Are awful ones, and. worse than that. They make our pocketbooks look flat AndV leave us not a oent to treat Ourselves to what w want to eat. , -i Z'll bet the man would throw a fit 1 And take some means to make then CjtiJfJ And'cut their price Who first cut Ice Sid be know what we pay for 4C -f Color Schems. ! "Brown was turned down by Ansa Black." , "What was the matter? "Said she didn't treat him white. ") "Naturally he felt bloe." "Maybe, but he looked green." "lie will forget It by tbe time he lsi tray." "There Is some - color of truth tot that" "Still, he thought her the pink of pr fection." j "Maybe closer Inspection would have" disclosed a yellow streak." " "Please pass the rainbow. At the Farm. "Are there any.. m o qoUa here?" "Not any. lam sure you will' like staying with.1 us. All my, boarders like it. "I can't llTtt where there are mosquitoes. "None here. Slap, slap, slap from the porch "What's thatr "Just the mer ry boarders ap plauding ths moonrise. .,. 'TV 8he Would Be Safe. "How would you like to wear a mur zle if you were a dog?" asked the wo man with the sour visage who bad undertaken to reform the world with out pay. "Madam," replied the man who was strapping on tbe muzzle, "if I were dog and you were tbe only posalbls person to bite I wouldn't need a muz zle." Poetlo Justice. The early bird he sets tbe worm. But little does be reck That It's as hard on bird as worm; . i.uch gets It In the nock. Sometimes. "What happens when a hardworkr Ing man makes a huge fortune?" "Probably many things, and I can name one." "What is itr "A raft of young reprobates in the second generation." Undoubtedly. "A fool and bis money are soon parted." "Yes, and I have observed that ths separation is always both painful and permanent." PERT PARAGRAPHS. Gossip always has to have a good promoter or it dies of its own foolish ness. Some people seem to tblDk that un less they step on your toes you navel notice that they are about. A good painter isn't required to giv the town a coat of carmine. Don't boast. Give tbe others s chance to say something good about you. Be kind, for kindness is easy ea th constitution. Peopltt won't think much of you 11 you are all tbe time thinking about yourself. Don't criticise. Tbe lowest bsggat will resent it and flgbt back. Look on tbe bright side, but don't stand cutting off tbe ligbt from other people while you are doing It Help a man wben be is down, but look out tbat he doesn't swat you when be gets to bis feet. 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