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THE ROCK ISLAND 'ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 1912.
Aa.rlcu3ure In School. A move
ment bag been instituted for the teach
ing of agriculture in the Scott county
schools, it wUl take definite shape
Friday night of this weol; when Profes
sor O. R. Bliss of the Amg Agricultur
al college will be present at the rtgu- I
lar meeting of the Jersey Ridge graLge
for the purpose of explaining the pro- I
virion of a fund ft by the late Julius
Itosenthal of Chicago. Mr. Rosenthal,
w ho wsh a multimillionaire, left Jit".1,
i0 by bis will to be ptut in teaching
agriculture. This was to be divided
among different counties r.f the United
Stotee. There Is a provision that a
stated amount p'.ven to any county in
the I'nlted PTa'o-? m'lht bo equalled by
an amount to he rained by the granges
or commercial organizations of the
county. The farmers of this county
will endeavor to raise t'-. which
will be added to in.nrtn out of the
fund. In this manner an agricultural
tearh-r will he employed for the rural
schools of the county, anil it Is be
lieved by promoters of the scheme that
It would eventually wan consolidated
schools In the county with agricul
ture as one of the regular studies
A special meeting of Mt. Joy srane
will be called and Mr. P.'.iss will also
be present at the meeting of the stock
holders of th Scott County Mercantile
company at the court house Saturday
afiernoon at 2 o'clock.
To Have Hill Climb. The hill climb
content of the Davenport motorcyclists
will be on Davie street from 7 until
J a. m., July 4, provided the local club
secures pi-rmisrlon from the city. Iu
the afternoon a r.nm'ier of Merkle ma
chine owners will participate In a race
at the mile track. An lavlta'ion has
been tendered the Cedar Kapi'ls Motor
cycle club to come to D ivenport to at
tend the reira'ta July 4. r, and C. They
have promised to meet the Cedar Rap
ids bugs and pilot them into the city.
Build Only Residences. During the
month of June nothing but resld.un-es
Were Elected 1n Daveti port, hut the
tnt:il f,ir thin iiotur.. ,.f ,...t.,..;nl .
. . . . . - , ...in un inr 'l III!' - II 11 I ' I ' I-
griss ill the city was 1 1 .". 1 .." fin. con
rl'lerahlv In exres of June a year ugo.
The surprising fuct concerted with the
report for June compiled iu the o:ilce
of K. A. Frlecthohlt, derK i,r the hoard
of public vor' s. Is Mm! t rr.. were
no permits 1s:"ted f.r new buil-limrn in
Davenport. All of tli.. p. rmlts Riven
out during the month wefP for new res
idences, there being " erected In
. Dnvennort within the past ;: i d-iys.
Two large resiliences. one for $4o.Ofi:i
and one ,,f $2". nun wrr started doting
June this year. There are scvral
residences over th" $l,'"io mark per
residence. None of the rmits were
for residences routing less than Jnui,
an Indication that only the better class
Enjoy all the Pleasures of Motoring with
the Economical and Reliable Maxwell
Spin overtlie smooth roarlsof the country,
or the hilly roads, or the deep sandy ones.
When you are driving a Maxwell, the most
doubtful are easy for you.
You can speed far afield through the
fresh rimming air, with the assurance that
your durable and reliable Muxwell will
bring you home in the evening, at the lx.ur
you planned. No hitches to mar your day's
pleusuie, but smooth, clock-like running.
Maxwell Special " has the established
Maxwell design and is within the means
cf the man of moderate income. Its
thorough merit was proved by fublic x erdict
at the great National Automobile Shows.
Comparison with hundreds of cars established
its txceptional value.
U'ITK RTATFS fOTOH COMPANY
3 West 61t Street, t Broadway, New York
NEW USE IS FOUND
rrD ci at torrMrr
FOR SLOT MACHlhr.
English postage slot mactilne.
Uncle Bam may have a more Inven
tive mind than Johe Bull, but It re
mained for the latter to make the
first use of the slot machine In stamp
ing letters. This slot machine, which
Is bHnj tried out tn London, does
not atli k the ordinary portage stamp
on the letter, hut stamps th letter
In the snme manner as the stamping
machine used In a postotTh-e to can
cel stamps, eaj-a Popular Mechanics.
That Is. when the sender Inserts his
letter In the machine, and places a
penny In the slot, the envelope Is
Impressed with a circle of red bear
ing the words "London, Id. (one pen
ny) poetag paid," and also with the
Tuimernls iWlrnatlng the section of
.London In which the letter was
of homes is being built. During Juti",
1!11, there were 22 permits issued
and several of these were for new
butldincs. the largest being the new
independent district school, costing
$7",0"n. Two new buildings were also
started, one costing $12,000 and one
Doctor to Meet. The summer meet
ing of the Iowa and Illinois Central j
District Medical association will be1
held at the Outing club July II, when (
an especially interesting program will '.
he given. Dri. Allen, Urannlicli and i
tloorgp Decker w ill be the local physi- ;
clans on the program, the latter being j
tue president oi tne society and to
;'!e the president's address and Drs.
Allen and Braunllch being specially
asked to discuss the two questions
medical organisation of the modern
hospital and equipment of hospitals for
scientific and effective work. The an
nual election of officers will be held.
Obituary Record. Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Hartman, 121 North Howell
street, mourn the death of their in
fant son, Ieroy, who passed away
or 12 o'clock Tuesday night, ufter
a brief illness, at the age of three
Just these qualities were proved by the
four Maxwell Cars in the last Glidden Tour.
The four departed and arrived on scheduled
time everyday of the 1454 mile run. They
did this despite hills, swollen streams,
storms, mud and hub-deep-saml roads.
When you can get a car of fu'i reliable
construction, and withal, eionomital , motor
ing is 100 per cent, pleasure.
Fully tquipptJ, including
No other car gives such style, roomy
body, power and refutable construction, near
this price. And its purchaser, too, buys
the product of a Company tat will continue
in business. You can proie to yourself this
car's merits by investigation ar;d a road
trial. C&nie ia today.
jyears. The child "was born July 5,
Vjvi, in Davenport ana is survived by
All Sorts of Shapes and Sizes In All
Manner of Material.
In Japan teapots may be had In any
shape, in any design, at any price. One
model Is a huge caldron-like affair that
will hold three gallons, while others
are so small that a thimbleful may
be said almost to make them overflow.
The Japanese have teapots in the
shape of birds, beasts and fowls,
rishes and frogs have lent their forms
to others. A beetle design is very
popular, .as is one depleting a fat.
squirming eel. Buddha himself has
been pressed into service as a model.
Swans, correct to the last curl of neck
and feathers, form teapots so small
that they can be hidden In tbe palm
of the band. There are lotus bud pots
and pots In the shape of teahouses.
All manner of materials are includ
ed in the composition. Inlaid silver,
hammered copper, iron exquisitely
wrought and all tbe different kinds
of Japanese pottery have been used
in the manufacture of teapots. Sever
al favorite designs bring $100 apiece,
hut so cheap is artistic handiwork In
the far east that many others may be
bought for a few cents. New York
A Blew From a Lion's Paw.
A man entered a London theater In
the early morning and found to his
horror that four lions, which were
housed there, had broken from their
cage. One gave him a blow with its
paw, then took him in Its mouth. The
blow from a lion's paw is said to be,
after the etroker of a whale's tail and
the kick of a giraffe, the strongest
thing in nature, so that the victim was
dead when the keeper went to the res
cue. Only one lion had concerned it
self with the man and was now sitting
over him as a dog sits over a bone.
Two of tbe lions were playing on the
stage with a "property" garland, and
the fourth was seated in the royal box,
placidly surveying the gambols on the
stage und the terrible bunquet in tho
auditorium. The murderer relinquished
its prey immediately its muster ap
peared, aud all four bolted for their
deu like children detected in some mis
conduct. St. James' Gazette.
n Better Figure.
"Iu your sermon this morning you
spoke of a baby as 'a new wave on the
ocean of life.' '
"Quite so; a poetical figure."
"Don't you think 'u fresh squall'
would have hit the mark better?"
"My rew hat is pretty big."
"I thought so. too. but when I got
the bill for it it made your bat look
like the head of a piu." Itoseleuf.
' ,t- I'll 4ca
Change Car Route. There is a de
mand for a change in the East Moline
Watertown lnterurban route, necessi
tating the securing ct a new right of
way through the New Shops addition
and down State street. East Moline,
thus doing away with the circuitous
passage by way of "Warner's Crossing
for cara traveling from Moline to "Wa
tertown. This was made known to the
East Moline council, la regular session
Tuesday evening, in the presentation
of a petition signed by 32 property
owners, holding dominion over 13,647
feet of ifrontage in the eastern end of
the city, asking that the council con
sider favorably the adoption of an
ordinance when request for franchise
to build the extension is made by the
street railway company. The petition,
officially placed on flle, paves the way
for consummation of a plan that has
been agitated for some time.
No Troops Here. It had been hoped
by the parade committee of the Moline
Fourth of July association to have a
detachment of soldiers from the ar
senal in the parade the forenoon of
the Fourth, "but such will not be the
case. C. G. Anderson received word
from Colonel Burr that it would be im
possible to furnish the artillery, but
the colonel gave his best wishes for a
Breaks Arm. C A. Berglund of 1019
Sixth avenue, hardware merchant,
broke his Tight arm early Tuesday
evening while attempting to crank his
automobile. The accident happened
at the garape on Fourth avenue and
Twelfth street, while Mr. Iierglund was
preparing to go out for a Bpiu in his
new Case car.
,' Old Home Closed. The rlose of
(this week boarders will not he oc
comoflated at the home of Sarah Heed,
( 52 Eighteenth street. In this hosplt
jable home many of the leading citizens
and famed visitors to Moline within
the last half century have taken meals
and liave considered it truly "home."
Now the closing up of the Heed home
as a boarding place is at l and. The
final meal of whic h the to ,20 people
now being accomodated are to partake
will be served eithei n xt Sunday or
Monday. In pciitvof time Mrs. Emma
Sleight holds the record of the board
ers now beinii served by Miss Reed.
Sh? has been makinp her home there
off and on for the last ni years. It
was 4o years a.uo, soon after the close
of the civil war, that Mrs. 11. W. Heed,
mother of the retiring proprietress,
commenced to receive boarders and al
most continuously since that time the
doors have been swin-iiiK open invit
ingly to many well 'known Moline
people of this and a former genera
Obituary Record. Richard A., six-"Hinths-
old son of the late Mrs. Anna
Fisher, died at the home of his foster
parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Ceder
herir, near Lynn Center, Sunday even
ing. Death was lue to whooping
cough, with which the lad had been
ill but a'.few days. After the d"ath
of the mother. May 27 last, Richard
was received into the Cederlera home.
The foster parents had become attach
ed to ithe child and were planning to
secure the legal papers lie' essary to
The Method cf "Running For Con
gress" In Germany.
For election to the relchstsg there is
eual universal suffrage with secret
ballot for all made citizens twenty-five
years of ape, there being certain ex
cluded classes, criminals, iiu'.Hirs, etc.,
while persons iu actual riiiil'iiry serv
ice have their voting rights t-'ispended.
Nominations are not made ny remi
lar conventions, as with us. Any man
may put his name before t'.e people,
but in practice, of course, committees
in each election district make the nom
inations for the parties, and the meth
ods of securing the nomine' i"nR, by
personal solieitution. by trade among
the aspirants, by the inrtueii' e of dom
inating personalities, are Ui.x'h the
same as with us, for the licn.i.ins, tio,
have their "bosses," and they ure even
now using the English worJ i express
One hears little or nothing of bribery
in German elections, but the ; .:luence
of the government, ainounm.- prac
tically to coercion of official i'id the
direction of their political, m-tivity by
Iheir snieriors. is generally re "gnized
as going far beyond the "pen:! ' us po
litieal activity" that has l " so em
phatically condemned and nearly
suppressed la the I' lilted .-rates.
American Heview of Review.
Why if one man on the str-.
out his watch do others do tti
Among the very early instiie
nized in tbe human mind are
and curiosity. Mimicry den-:
habit, as when we see many
..iaicry ; intt
wail.ir.g faster ttan we do v.
unlly fall into their gait and
this faster gait becomes hab:M
ns. Every Instinct emanate U
or the other of the fundauJe:
Minets. m?if preservation aiel ra
ervution. Every action that
the human being can be traced
tLe instinct of elf preservau
among .these actioiis are tte
Serve No Legitimate
Competing telephone companies
make matters worse, not better
"Two telephone companies promote no
convenience and serve no legitimate end. A
dozen companies could do no more than one
company, but one company can do a dozen
times more for a community than twelve com
panies. In other words, one company can place
a telephone user .in connection with every other
telephone user in the community, but if there
are a dozen companies, or only two, that can
not be done." ('Dayton (Ohio) Neves, February 25, 1910.)
The economic waste involved through
competition, in furnishing telephone
service, cannot be justified.
tion of knowledge, even the knowledge
of tbe time of day.
Instinctive mimicry creates an Im
pulse which in the case of the man
looking at his watch upon seeing an
other do the same, is supported by an
other instinct, curiosity, and by the
human faculty, reasou. We therefore
follow the impulse and look at our
watch. New 'ork American.
Method by Which the Designs Are
Built Up Bit by Bit.
Wonderful is the work of the de
signer in motber-of penrl. With tiny
segments of this iridescent material lie
builds up a beautiful design bit by
bit, section by section.
First, from the cabinetmaker he re
ceives the woodwork upon which hit
design will be formed. It may be the
top of a carved chest, a portion of a
stool or table, or some dainty nick
nack to delight a lady's heart.
Then upon the wood he roughly
draws the design and gathers together
the crude pieces with which to form
the mosaic In the wood. Selecting
a piece of mother-of-pearl, he (its It in
a vise, and then with a tiny file he
shapes it to occupy the required, space.
Deftly he sets the section in the wood,
fixing It with warm paste to fill the
Another piece is then selected, fash
ioned and secured, and so day after
day till the piece Is complete. The
design is then rubbed with pumice
stone to jrive enhanced color, varnish
is applied, and the finishing touches
Tomjuin. a division of French Indo
Chlun, furnishes the finest native in
layers of mother-of-pearl. I'earsou's
What's In a Man.
A man has HtXt muscles, 1 .f ifi0.0xVt.000
cells, 200 different bones, four gallons
of blood, several hundred feet of ar
teries and veins, over twenty-live feet
of intestines and millions of pores.
His heart weighs from eight to twelve
ounces, its capacity is from four to
six ounces in each ventricle, and its
size is 5 by 3'i by 2Vi inches. It Is a
hollow muscular organ and pumps
twenty-two ami a half pounds of blood
every minute. In twenty-four hours it
pumps sixteen tons. It beats about
seventy-two times a minute, in one
year an average man's heart pumps
H.GfeO.OilO pounds of blood.
Bones as a Barometer.
The merits of bones as Indicators
of fair or foul weather have been
vouched for by the captain of an
Italian steamer carrying a cargo of
bones from the South American port
of I'.ucnos Aires to New York. When
the ship was sailing toward a storm
recently, the skipper stated, the bones
creaked and moaned, and when fair
weather was ahead they were silent
gain. Norfulk Virginian -Pilot.
"I can remember when you didn't
dress for dinner," said the old time
"I always dressed for dinner." re
plied Mr. Cumrox. "although I admit
It was simpler in the early days. Then
dressing for dinner --onsi-ited merely in
rolling down my shirt sleeves." Wash
Forced to t.
"May I ask." inquired the inter
viewer, "why you paint none but
"Certainly." replied the painter. "The
j styles chaugu so rapid y In clolhing
that a picture wouid be out of date
i almost before the paint U dry." C'hi
i cago Post.
' When death consents to let us live
i long time it take successively as hoS
tgs all t!ioe we buve lovcd-lime
Central Union Telephone Co.
A. J. BEVEJUJN, Manage,
Ky Albert I'ayson Terhune.
Copyright by the 1'rrss Publishing Co. (New fork World.)
Marat "Star Villain" of the
AS L, O VENL.Y
feet tall -w 1 1 h
bleared eyes peer
ing forth from a
' blotched and pal
I lid face. Such was
' Jean Paul Marat,
i ruler of France's
! destinies at a day H R A T
j when France was a slaughter house,
j The French Revolution was at ita
height After throwing off the cruel
j bondage cf royalty under which they
had groaned for centuries, the French
' people beheaded their old tyrants, the
aristocrats Then, the thirst for
. blood betr.ir still unslaked, they fell
to beheading each other. The "Reign
: of Terror" tt t In. First the revolu
tionists who btlleved In higher ideals
i and gentler methods were slain. Then
i the more rahid revolutionists divided
Into severBl parties or factions. And,
whichever f iction cliunced at the mo
ment to bo uppermost executed mem
bers of the, others. One leader after
another aro;-e to outJo his predeces
sors in deeds of violence, only to lose
his own life and power to some still
more murderous demagogue.
And the heart and soul of the Retgn
of Terror was Marat Ho was a Swiss
by birth and had at various times
been a scientist a literary man, a
physician &nJ so says Carlyle a
horse doctor When the revolution be
gan he ttart'-d a paH?r called "The
Friend of tie People." It was prob
ably the most scurrilous, bloodthirsty
sheet ever p-;hllshed.
The rev. l itlon at that time had
not who!')' thrown sanity aside.
Marat's arret was ordered. He es
caped ar 1 !' 1 to the lowest slums.
There, hi ' in the sowers and cel
lars, he si ' his time making friends
with tho v!!" outcasts of tho Paris un
derworld iH.S in preac hing to them his
doctrine of wholesale murder. From
time to tiii.e. as the revolution waxed
more fleri-. l e would emerge from
hiding wl'h t'W plans for deeds of
violence. 1' time the saner leaders
denounced Mm. Bu. soon or late,
they followed bis advice. And thus
the revol u ' n grew daily into the
Reign of T nr.
At laFt ! e.-atn Me for Marat tn
' come who! y out of seclusion and to
proclafm si!'-: 1. by voir e and by his
newEpaprr ! :ii ideas for the death of
his fellow- ;.. The revolutionary
leaders fearH and hated him. Tli"v
held him In contempt for his squalid
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nt physician! and sorr.e of the best medical authorities endorse these
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uttions about which every woman, single or married ought to koow.
filth and his shrieking clamor fol
blood. But they could no longer Send
him into hiding. For tbe worst !
ment of the mob now ruled Pari
And the mob adored Marat He (rren
in power and his most terrible orden
He framed a law by which 400.0M
persons were arrested on suspicion o
being false to tbe revolution. Hunj
dreds more were guillotined at hU
command. He even gravely expressed
a wish to behead an entire French
army of 270,000 officers and men.
With Robespierre and Danton (botl
of whom later fell victims to the gullla
tine) he formed a triumvirate to gov
era the French people. For a time h
was the ruling: spirit in this combina
tion. In vain did his opponents call
him "sewer rat," and even less con
pllmentary names. In vain did they
plot for his downfall. By sheer fores
of evil he crushed all opposition. And
the crazy mob slavishly followed hU
one virtue. By grafting, as did othel
revolutionary chiefs, he might have,
made millions of dollars. Ha died
with Just twenty-one cents.
Nature at last did what man could
not, to shorten the career of this "star
villain" of Franco's Scarlet Tragedy.
Marat's health gave out. He suffered
intolerable pain. The only relief ha
could get was to lie for hours In a tub
of hot water. Tbe great unwashed
was actually forced to bathe!
It was while he wa? wrapped In a
sheet in the steaming bathtub on ths
evening of July 12, 1793. that a young
girl from tho provinces called to sea
him. She said she had with her a
list of traitors' names and began to
read them to him. Marat listened
greedily. At the end he croaked:
"They shall die! Every one of
As he spoke, the girl Charlotte
Corday stabbed him to the heart.
She had hoped to free France from a
tyrant. But she did more harm ttan
good. In the first place, Marat had
already been dyln: from disease, and
at most could have had but a few
weeks to live. In the second, she
made the people regard a monster as
a martyr. And. for months, the most
atrocious cruelties were carried on,
under the pretext that Marat would,
have wished them.
Instead or ending tbe Reign of Ter
ror, Charlotte Corday had but In
creased Its horrors. Here was a
There Is said to be a woman some
where who can actually sharpen a
lead pencil so well that It doesn't
look as If she had dona it with her
I'avorite Precription the one remedy lor
no haHit-frroln drug. Made from nativa
This r-hnt Mks. Or.sr.TTi I". Oorrt.v, of Longst.reet,
i;;-.. "I fi 'I It ir.y J ity to write ami tell you what
j ii. r :.i .i'-i i' l.-'ive. dim') for me. I wa a great su Hirer
f r .-ir nH fn.m a trouble peculiar to women, but I atn
ti.uri'ijful to ( !'. after thklng four bo'tic of your ' I'avorito
Pr'-:rl ptioti ' I am not blithered with that dreadful dl--e.iv!
any !:;'.T". I :' ! like a i.ow woman. V.'I.en I f!rt wrote.
y r-l f r ad'.'!' e I only weighed nr. pound- now I weigh l.Tj.
"I thn.'.ii y i very much for your kiudiieiM. You h;kvo
j-n a- a f';h r to me In advlalnif me what to do, so ui&y
Ooi Lif y i in every effort you put forth for g'l.
'I .'-y ! '.! V "tlnioriiul will be. tho means of k.;iio po.r