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MUM TMOr a WeeWy at
Tfooond tib Rock Island, ZH. lfin
tares' at the poetoffioe a coad-cU
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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.
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.
smoker finds a
flavor and
aroma when smoking a
Flor De
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
XUf' Sold by all dtaUn
Peoria. nilnoLs
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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
"But I can't ask a man to marry
"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?"
"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
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
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
"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?"
"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
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
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
"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
"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
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,
"I'm your debtor."
"My debtor?'
"Yes. I'm Edith Sanderson, the
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
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
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.
Humor nnHP"
0 M. JMITtt
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
"There Is some - color of truth tot
"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
"Not any. lam
sure you will'
like staying with.1
us. All my,
boarders like it.
"I can't llTtt
where there are
"None here.
Slap, slap, slap
from the porch
"What's thatr
"Just the mer
ry boarders ap
plauding ths
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.
"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."
"A fool and bis money are soon
"Yes, and I have observed that ths
separation is always both painful and
Gossip always has to have a good
promoter or it dies of its own foolish
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
Be kind, for kindness is easy ea th
Peopltt won't think much of you 11
you are all tbe time thinking about
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.
Lame shoulder is almost invariably
caused by rheumatism of the muscles
and yielis 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.
tin. Sua

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