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THE ROCK ISHANB ARGUS. TUESDAY. MAY 14, 1912. (THE ARGUS. Published XtaUjr and Weekly at UU tared at the postomce as nccDi-el" anatter.J Ialaa HBkn at tke BY THE J. W. POTTER CO. TERHS. Dally. 19 ctcti par KTmUt. $1 Pr year in advance. Complaints of delivery earrlce should made to tea circulation apartment which should also be notified la every Instance whee It la deslrad to have paper discontinued, aa carrlara have so authority la the premises. 11 communications of argumentative Cbaraotar. olltlcal or railffloua. mint have raal nam attached (or public tie a. No such artlcl-e will ba printed Over fictitious alrnaturaa. Telephones la all department : Central Onion. West 14S and U4t; Union Klee- trio. 1141. COUNCIL i Tuesday, May 14, 1912. But their view of the matter la super ficial. There Isn't much wrong wta those answers. Bacons avenue, Rock Islaae. ia iSn L The polygon, which is something that has more than four sides. Is used regu larly and sometimes very day hy can didates in denning their position. As for the conqueror, when he sent out the invitations for his coronation, he didn't know whether he would get away alive or not. And the concluding remark about Caesar shows commend able consideration. It lets in all the eminent military commanders, includ ing our own General Dick. If Pluto has left any -writings they probably relate to hades. They should be well caluculated to make almost any of us meditate. The one about the lyric. however, won't pass muster. Whoever made that answer had apparently nev er been compelled to sit all evening listening to the lyrics in a modern mu r.ical show. The pupils who sent in those answers probably got low marks. But they should cheer up. Worse stuff than that appears in the columns of suppos edly smart publications every week. HfcWEOT THE EIGHT TO T3Es MARDTED? Y & hi- "vu i Thia is the season of the year when the fool -who rocks the boat is turned loose. Though married to a man named Gasparri, Calva says she is still plain Kawvay. Perhaps, aftT all, Mexico's appetite for presidents ts only natural. It had but one In 30 years. The male mosquito, according to dentists.- never bites. Neither does any other gentleman. Taft lost Washington because he at tended a banquet that cost a plate. Candidates should confine themselves to the mysteries of hash. Anyway, those 29-i-ent hats, now that the New York parade is over, ought to make perfectly lovely fern bafckets. Pesident Madero says he will never resign. But then he has already given a good exhibition of his running abili . tics. A New York lobster palaie has con tracted for IS, W0 pieces of silverware. For which the lobMers who frequent the place a ill pay. A ONE-TERM PRESIDENT. President Taft, in his address at Lowell, Ma?., recently suggested an amendment to the constitution of the United States to the end that a presi dent should serve six or eight years and be Ineligible for reelection. The developments of the recent primary campaign in Massachusetts with its re volting features that would have d's gueted the country a quarter of a cen tury, or even a decade, ago, certain ly have made converts to the plan. It has been the custom to give each president one renomination, and of late it has required at least one year of the eight years for efforts to secure the renomination and reelection. The constantly increasing burdens of the presidency require that he give his closest personal attention to the wel fare of the country and the matters of state constantly pressing for a de termination. Then the demoralization of business attendant upon a presiden tial election cannot be estimated. The effects cf one election are hardly passed before the symptoms of one approaching are manifest. There is little doubt that the couo try would be more satisfactorily ad ministered if the president were elects ed for cicht years and congress as sembled but one in two years. After the experiences of the pres ent campaign and the disturbances that will follow before election day, the people will, it is confidently ex pected, be ready to approve the sug gestion of the president. Dean Sumner. Chicago: "Henceforth no marriage ceremony will be per formed in tills cnurcn unless a cermi rate, of good health Is brought with the license." Civilising. Tet although gooa hea.Ith la an enlightened reaulrement for marriage doesn't It pale to Insig nificance as a reason for staying mar ried r Before finishing your examination of yourself to find out if you have no right to marry, ask: "How do I stand on the reason for staying mar ried?" You will hear that the married must stay together no matter what comes. Three reasons are usually given, the solidarity of society, the sanctity of the bond, and more than all, the children. Search yourself carefully. Ask your self honestly. Put aside pride and fear of censure. Then, after all, isn't the only reason for staying together the same as the reason for coming to gether a love so strong that you can't get along without each other? Take the reason most often rut for ward for the solidarity of society. It is agreed on all sides that so- "Dr. Cook is lecturing to full houses in Germany." Considering Pr. Cook, ' the use of the word "full" ia calcula ted to arouse suspicions. With 2"U di legates to the repuMi ; can national convention to be elected t tLla week, Taft should know his faie ; to a reaKonubJe certainty by Saturday ' night. ILLINOIS NEWS ciety grows and develops in fineness. purpose and strength because of the home. Exactly. But isn't it that home, just as it is that state, which stands against all assaults where its people love alike, think alike and work to gether? Has any other kind of home or state lived to be of valve or in fluence? As to the sanctity of the bond, what sanctifies it but love? Without love is there anything but legalized co-habitation? But when it comes to the children there is usually a halt. Suppose the wile reels that the selfishness or a husband is no longer bearable. Sup pose the husband has decided his life is worthless with his present mate. What do both usually do? Don't they struggle and quarrel and become un natural and embittered because they go on for "the sake of the children?" The sake of the children! As if a home like that could be for the sake of the children. The pitiful story of a 12-year-old girl who killed herself a few weeks ago because she couldn't choose be tween a separating father and mother has become a big talking point for the "sake of the children" arguers. Perhaps it's the only case of Its kind on record, at least a rare one. But if you want to know something of the miserable fate of children who wouldn't have been born if their par ents hadn't 6tayed together too long, go visit the Humane society offices In any city. The time to think of that "dear little one" is about an hour before taking the first highball when there's time to catch a car home and have a romp with the little scamp before bedtime or before the mother does some silly, peace-destroying thing. And the best time for both to think is be fore the "I wills" are said. Humor and Philosophy 1 The Ar-gus Daily Story 4. Dispatch By Captain Arthur Track. Copyrighted. 111. by Aaaovtatad Literary Bureau. PERT PARAGRAPHS. JON"T waste any time soldiering wnen you can ngnr. xnere s al ways the time when you can't that you'll need to soldier. Take care of your dollars and yon won't need to worry as to what hap pens to the dimes and nlckles. It Is easy enough to hike along with the crowd, but it takes courage to steer off on an unpopular course. The worst thing about trouble is that It Is so outrageously deceptive. If you don't have confidence In yonr own game you sure are the meat of the first fellow who comes along sure of himself. It is pleasant when every prospect pleases, but prospects don't always bring the moct desirable results. The fellow who can drink or let It alone always does one of them, bat doesn't think it necessary at all to prove that he can do the other. The good things of this life never look so good as when the other kind are being served. The hustler is so busy that he doesn't have time to notice hard luck even if It is right at his elbow. There may not be much that is bad that can be said about you, bnt some people are good listeners in such cases "Grandpa." said a miss of sixteen, "I wish this year you would make the story of the war you tell ns on Memo rial day one about a Confederate. ' To as young ones the war is a matter of history, and we don't realize that those beside whom we are now living as friends were then our enemies. Now, tell us a story about a nice, brave Con federate." "I understand Just what you mean, my dear," replied the septuagenarian Tet, "and appreciate it. Indeed. I re joice at It. Since we are now one peo ple it Is fitting that we. especially you cf the third generation of those born after the war, should feel no bitter ness for a people who were our ene mies half a century ago. And I am not surprised that you like to hear about them as well as about those who fought for the Union. "Of course I must give you my own experience. There is one I had with a Confederate which Is especially P CAPITAL COMMENT Fish Tie Up Steel Milts. Chicago, May 14. Thousands ot tiny fish driven by the heavy sea on Lake .Michigan choked the Intake pipes supplying the steel mills at ' - ,iury, Ind., with water yesterday and ' Andrew I'ainefle Is to be made a 1 forced the shutdown of three blast ! rount fur establishing a hero fund in ', furnaces until the water pipes could jn of the European countries. Hut I t e closed. When the mains were ; what's the ue? lie already has a opened they were packed like sar p wife and plenty of money. J dines in ti box with a wriggling mass i cf fresh water herring. Men with The will of a Pennsylvania man pro- shovels were required to remove the BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER. (Special Correspondence of The Argus.) Washington, May 12. The Taft press bureau, which is being operated in Washington to further the candi dacy of Mr. Taft for renomination, has sent out the following letter, which speaks for itself: "Mr. Roosevelt has severely criti cised the president for having signed the Pajne-Aldrich 7p button to the newspapers they serve. The reader unfamiliar with newspaper making may be Interested to know that the annual messages of the presi dent are printed several days in ad vance of their presentation to con gress, and the press associations, as a matter of convenience, send them to the newspapers, who hold them in con fidence until they are laid before con gress. "This particular message containing the paragraph stating that the presi dent would later write a special mes sage on the tariff, was- duly sent to the press associations, which in turn bill, and Mr.Roose- sent it to the newspapers, with in- The Trifling Exceptions. I have the ague and the gout; Rheumatics double up my joints My symptoms, so the doctors say. Are bad enough at several points. They gravely shake their heads and guess My case Is hardly understood. Meanwhile I have a bunch of aches. But otherwise my health is good. Though X am weary as can be. I do not go to sleep at night. I toss and tumble on my bed. Nor have I any appetite. I'm going, so the experts say. Into a very marked decline. Nor do they give me any hope. But otherwise my health is fine. I have the headache In my head; I have the backache In my back; I have the earache In my ear: Before my eyes are specks of black; My heart grows weary at Us task I go Into a sinking spell And gasp like everything for breath. But otherwise I'm fairly well. 4 We should not mind the minor Ills. Wo should not let them bother us. O'er things that can or can't be cured It isn't nice to make a fuss. Though of diseases we may have A very choice, assorted lot. We should be wildly overjoyed To think of those we haven't got. 111 bit the division of his estate among his heirs until after the death of his ' pet cat. It seems likely that cat will need more than its nine lives. tifh before the blast furnaces could l.'c started again. Hiram Holcomb Dies. Sycamore, May 14. Hiram Hol- Germany has i:t Ituion Marscha! 'coiiib died suddenly at his home here von Biernerstein, its fort most diplo-! fr"', heart failure. He was formerly matlst, to the court of St. James. Does la member of the legislature and was this look as if Genuanv was Dining !' n" president of the Milk Shippers' for a scrap with England? CLEAN KlliJtT. The officials of ihe baseball teams of New York, Brooklyn and Jersey City are engaged In a strenuous ef fort to break up the practice of sell ing piil t'n the games. The endur ing and increasing success and popu larity of baseball is due very large ly 'o the fact that it is the one pro fessional sport that is absolutely, hon estly conducted st all limes and under all rlrcumstaiK "8. The harmfulness 'f rol "elling lies largely in the fatt that gamblers would In all probabili ty try to corrupt players, or if not seek ing to directly bribe them, hue them Into dissipation so as to put them out of condition. Every ball player knows the penalty f throwing a game, and most of them have club and town loyalty and the ; keen clean sporting instinct so strong- r ly developed that they would knock a man down for hinting at a corrupt bargain. The man who throws a game . and Is found out has t uded his career as a ball player. . There have b-en few eiamples. i Many years ago when Ixjuisville was 1 In the National league, Jim Devlin ! was the star pitcher of the day and f became entangled with some eastern s gamblers. He never pitched another ; game or ball. It ia well that the spotless reputa , tion of the great national game should ; be scrupulously guarded. A NEW LIVE OK INFORMATION. An enterprising western Journal has iug up some interesting answers to questions in a public school examina tion. Here they are: ' The family cf King Harold was j present at the coronation obsequies of William the Conqueror." "As a general Caesar is without a eer. and almost without an equal." I "A regular polygon is one you can use every day." "The favorite occupation of 'the jnediatlve man' was reading Pluto." j "A lyric is generally a poem. It la always written about something." C hicago Tribune. ' The newspaper that came upon this f nd waxes sarcastic over 1L An east ern paper, commenting on It, says this J "what makes teachers blow up." union from the time of its organlza- AKILOXA SEX A TOliS FIGHT AITOINTMENT 7 I velt's deluded fol lowers have been made to believe that Mr. Roosevelt is a real tariff re former who never would have per mitted the Payne- Aldrich bill to be- CLYDE H. tome law. TAVENNER "Mr. Roosevelt was in the White house nearly eight years, during which time he had abundant opportunities to revise the tariff. He made no effort to do so. During those years he never opened his mouth on the tariff. AX IXKMiWS CHAPTER "There is a hitherto uukuown chap ter in Mr. Roosevelt's tariff record. It exhibits him in a light that is char acteristic of him. It shows him dodg ing and running, rather than face a fight. "In one of Mr. Roosevelt's annual messages he said that later he would communicate with congress by a spec-! country to shield him. ial message on the subject of the tariff The annual message was printed at the government printing office and giv en. to the press associations for distri- structions that it be held for release. A few days before the message was to tie read in congress the press associa tions sent hurried instructions to the newspapers they serve, telling them to cut out the paragraph containing the reference to a later tariff mes sage. ASKED TO II AVE CHANGE MADE. "Having killed the objectionable par agraph, Mr. Roosevelt was afraid that it would get out that he had asked the press associations to thus revise his message, which would plainly have shown that he was knowingly and de liberately dodging the tariff issue, so he exacted a promise from the mana gers of the press associations that nothing would be said about his re quest to have the paragraph cut out This promise was faithfully kept. 'This is Mr. Roosevelt's tariff re cord a promise to communicate with congress on the subject of the tariff, then a repudiation of that promise, then an appeal to the press of the In nearly eight years be summoned up enough courage to write the word tariff once, and then he ran away from it in ab ject terror." 4 1- &J' Uaeewa A. ftmiui and Hanry F. Aehueet Tha Arlson Senators, Smith ajd ' Asburst. are both fljfhtln- In tha annate to prevent tha confirmation of tha President's appointment of Judge Sloan as Circuit Judge In Ar Uona. They contend that Judga fcloau la too friendly to tha big Inter ests. Tha appointment will la all likelihood ba conOrmod la f pita of tLeU-jrotetA. PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS (Chicago Dally News.) Dr. P. P. Claxton, United States com missioner of education. In a newly is sued report, announces that, counting all public school teachers, both men and women, high school teachers as well as country teachers, the average annual salary for the whole country is under $00. In eleven states the average salary is lees than $1')"; in eight 6tates it is le6s than $3'io; in two states it is less than $250. "For salaries like this." declares Dr. Clax ton, "it Is clearly impossible to hire the services of men and women of good native ability and sufficient scholarship, training and experience to enable them to do satisfactory work." In view of these statistics as to salaries it is not surprising to learn from anotler source that per cent of all the teachers in the L'nited States are under the age of 2i years; that 25 per cent have had but one year's experience or less; that 50 per cent have had only a high school edu cation or less, and that the average time of service of a teacher before a a a. K. HI CLASPED HBB IN HIS ARMS. An Insinuation. "IIow old are you?" asked the brow beating lawyer of the lady witness. "I do not know," she replied sweetly. "In what year were you born?" "I don't remember." "Weren't you there?" "Tes, but I haven't even a vague recollection of it." "Was it so long ago?" Pessimistic. "Why so gladsome this morning?" "I have just paid my last coul bill for the season." "Huh!" "What may you mean by 'nun?'" "Ice is going up." leaving the profession is about four years. These figures present a per fectly plain problem. Low salaries mean that as a rule the more ambit ious, forceful, capable and in general more desirable teachers soon leave the profession. It Is impossible to judge individual cases by averages gathered in every corner of the country. The fact that adequate salaries are paid In the pub lic schools of some cities and states, however, makes the contrast with sal aries paid elsew here all the more im pressive. Xo Inconsiderable number of woman teachers leave the profes sion not leng after entering It because their Intelligence and general fitness for dealing with problems of various sorts win for them desirable oppor tunities for marrige. In general, however, one may say that even the competent teachers who csontinue in the service often cannot do their best work because their salaries are not sufficient to relieve them from worry and otherwise enable them to make full use of their talents. His Exparienea. "You cannot eat your cake and have It," said the wise man, sitting back in his chair and twirling bis glasses as though that closed the argument. "Very true," replied the younger man who refused to be crushed, but who spoke as one who knew whereof he twittered, "but I can eat my cake and have dyspepsia." Too Difficult. , "You should love your neighbor as yourself. The Scriptures demand it." "It is all right, but I am glad that they didn't make it harder." "How harder?" "By commanding that I love my neighbor as he loves himself." tion until about two years ago, when he resigned. He was a prominent worker in farmers' Institutes throughout the state. REJECTED, PRINCE RETIRES TO BROOD OVER REBUFF New York, May 14. Prince Rudo vico Pigplitelli d'Aragon of Spain, ac cording to letters recently received here, has retired to Blarritt much de pressed. The cause of Prince Pignl atelli's depression is the determina tion cf MUs Mary L. Duke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin X. Duke of 1076 Fifth avenue, not to marry the Spanish nobleman. Rumors that the tobacco prince's daughter would wed the visiting Spanish prince caused much discussion last winter. Buenos Aires Official advices re ceived here from Asc,uncion, Paragu ay, Monday confirm the victory May U of the government troops over a large revolutionary force under the command of Colonel AUino Jara, former presl- Sama Boat. "Think woman should vote?" "Sure. She is just as competent as man." "On what do you base that state ment?" "She doesn't know a thing about the tariff, either." They Lead Up to It. "Do you think many women propose In leap year?" "Not the women of tact." In Plenty. The times, they say. are out of Joint, But tell the croakers to go henca. For in the prohibition states The Joints are much In evidence. Mathematical Snakes. Gazing at a collection of serpents at the aoo, the rural visitor observed. "My gracious, those snakes must mul tiply rapidly!" With a twinkle in his eje the keeper replied, "Some kinds do. but these par- dent cf the republic, who is reported ticular ones are adders." Judge's Li- to nave oeea capturea. l brary. adapted to Memorial day, for it Is sad, and Memorial day, you know, is sad in itself. It recalls those who perish ed in that gigantic struggle. "My story is laid in the very begin ning of the war. Fighting of a desul tory kind wus going on in western Virginia, then a part of the Old Do minion, but now a state which in that period of secession seceded from a state. The Allegheny mountains di vide Virginia from West Virginia, and it was in these mountains that we were fighting. I was in the cavalry and did a good deal of scouting among these heights, from which I enjoyed some very beautiful views. "The general who opposed us was a very active man. Indeed, he subse quently became one of the great lead ers of the war, and many military men consider him to have been the one gen eral of both sides who bad In him the Napoleonic genius for war. If quick movement Indicates such genius he certainly was in a smaller field the equal of Napoleon, for even the little Corslcan could not have moved more rapidly, more unexpectedly or been in more places at the same time thun Stonewall Jackson. "Well, one day our general sent for tme and told me he wanted me to find out where General Jackson was. He was reported to be at Romney, at Springfield and nt Pnwpaw. He couldn't very well be at all of them nt the same time, irtul the general want ed to know where he-was and if pos sible where be would be next. "There was a mountain ridge run ning north and south directly to the west of these places, aud. nscending it, I rode northeastward, with Romney and the other two places mentioned below me in the valley. Of course 1 couldn't see everywhere down there, and troops might be concealed by the trees and intervening heights. Near Springfield 1 concluded to descend with a view to getting a little closer to what might be going on. The moun tain side was not to be passed over, especially on horseback, without go ing by a trail; but, having had a good deal of experience in mountaineering. I knew a trail when 1 saw it aud, find ing one, followed it. "Reaching the valley, I struck a road. I knw it wasn't safe for me to remain on it for any length of time, so I chose an eminence near and a llt tie above it where I could see and not be seen. There I dismounted behind a clump of low trees, tied my horse to one of them and waited. "There was but one house In view, and that win a few hundred feet from the road aud approached by a lane. 1 watched this house for evidence of 'something alive, for the place was finely ana I craved tne signi or a nu man being. It was midsummer and everything wm green. There were Cower beds about the house, and pres ently I saw a young girl come out and begin picking some of the flowers. A girl In a flower garden has always been a pretty sight to me, and I hatched this young womap with very ! pleasant sensations, i was tempted to , go down and make her acquaintance, j but this might interfere with my ob ; Ject, so I contented myself with look log at her, admiring her graceful car riage and the comfort her flowers ap peared to give ber. They seemed to be talking to ber and she to be listen ing at what they said. "While enjoying the sight I beard a clatter of horse's hoofs coming up the vallej. and presently a horseman In gray uniform appeared. As soon as he reached the lane that led down to the bouse he turned into It. Catching sight of the girl, he took off bis hat and waved It, and she threw kisses to him. Dismounting beside her, Le clasped her in his arms. "Now. 1 hnd compunctions at spying upon two lovers who bad evidently met after an absence. But here comes In the difference between peace and war and more especially between peace and spying, and yon must pre pare yourselves for the horrid war part of my story, which I am now go ing to tell you. Not considering It the part of a soldier or even a spy for that's what I was to look upon such a sight, I determined to torn away from the conple. but as I was about to do so the young soldier nnbuttoned his coat, took out a folded paper, evi dently a letter, opened It and read It to the girl. Then be said something to her In an earnest way, whereupon she gave him her hand, saying some thing to him, and It struck me that she was making him a promise. "An explanation of this scene flash ed upon me. He was carrying an Im portant dispatch, had informed her of Its contents and she hnd promised him that If anything occurred to prevent his delivering It she would go to the commander for whom It was Intended and deliver It verbally. This was my Interpretation of the matter; but, of course. It was only a guess. "The young soldier remained only a few minutes with the girl. After having taken her in his arms again he tried to disengage himself from ber, but she clung to him, and it was quite awhile before he could get away from her. "This parting affected me very much, for I was resolved to possess my self of the dispatch or whatever It was he carried. This could hardly be done without one of ns killing the other, and it was likely that he would fall, for he was unaware of my pur pose, while I conld follow him and if necessary shoot him in the back. "You may think, my dears, that to harbor such intentions was very horrid of me, but you must remember that his life or mine was a mere bagatelle compared with the lives of men com posing two armies. Besides, there was the cause each represented. "The young man having torn him self from the girl, whom he left stand ing peering after hlra, I mounted my own horse and, screened by the trees, rode down the incline in the direction he had taken. We bad not gone a mile from the house before I overtook him. "Hearing the clatter of horse's hoofs behind him. he drew rein and turned. He saw me with a carbine leveled at him and heard me calling on him to surrender. "He must have known that to refuse was certain death to him, for he must depend on a revolver, and he was out of range, while I could shoot him down before he could come near enough to me to render his weapon effective. "You asked me to tell you of a brave Confederate, and I assure you this one was not only a brave but a noble man, for rather thau be captured with the dispatch on him he chose death. He made a dash at me, but before he had come twenty paces I shot' him, and he fell from his horse, which went tearing bnck in the direction from which he had couie. "The young soldier was dying when I dismounted and stood bet'de him. I wished that the war was a thing of tho past, ns It ia for you youngsters, and I was In my own borne in the north engaged in peaceful avocatlous. I wait ed till he was still In death, then open ed his coat, took out the paper and read It. "I saw that it was an order for the general commanding a detached portion of General Jackson's forces to form a Junction with him that night and be ready to surprise us at dawn the next morning. "Then I forgot everything but the carrying of the dispatch I had cap tured to my general ns soon ns possi ble. Putting my foot In the stirrup. I swung myself into the saddle and rode southward. So Intent was I on the Importance of what I was doing that I did not think of the girl at the house below. As I approached it I saw her holding her lover's horse with Its empty saddle and weeping hysterically with her arms about Its neck. "I could not bear to pass her. Turn ing up the mountain side, I struck the trail by which I had descended and. reaching the crest, rodi; Into camp about 10 o'clock the same night, deliv ering the captured dispatch to the gen eral. When I told him the story 1 have told you he said: "'Thanks to you, we have nothing to fear tomorrow. We will turn in aud sleep soundly.' "The year that the first Memorial was celebrated I went south, found the grave of the young Confederate I bad killed and placed flowers upon It. I was no longer In war. but amenable to the generous, loving Influences of peace. I was standing bare headed over the gruve when the t,-lrl I bad seen some years before approached with her arms full of flowers. I with drew w ithout saying a word lo her. "What could I have said to her? Had I not causeu the death of the man she mourned? She could not have realized tbat the act was a war duty." May 14 in American History. 1787 Convention met in Philadelphia to frame the federal constitution. 1SS4 Panic on New York Stock Ex change, preceding failures of many banks. 106 Carl Schurz. noted German American scholar and publicist, died; born 130. Its Location. Gladys Itoxton And the duke Is so brave, papal Why, be declares be in tends to become an s viator. Papa j H'm! He does, eh? Wants to visit Li I castle, 1 suppose? ruck.