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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1913.
SOCIETY TABBING WILSON'S PLANS Eow Will Entertainment! Be Managed Under New Rule? Query of Women. Washington, D. C, Jan. 7. The ap proach of President-elect Wilson's In auguration and the consequent change from a republican to a democratic ad ministration has caused endless specu lation In Washington social c! roles in recent weeks over the question wheth er or cot the president-elect and lira. Wilson will continue the same kind of entertainments In vogue at the White bouse under recent administrations, an what the general social policy of the new presidential family will be. President and Mrs. Taft and Presi dent and Mrs. Roosevelt made a num ber of changes in the White house so cial seasons and in the manner of con ducting social affairs. Although some entertainments have been conducted la the same general manner for so long that It Is considered unlikely they caused some unpleasantness not many months ago. Until a few years ago the cabinet dinners were looked upon as great bores. Then only the members of the cabinet and their wives were Invited to affairs at which the president was the guest of honor. When Senator Root was secretary of war, however, Mrs. Root started the custom of leav ing out the other cabinet members at the secretary's dinner to the president and inviting a mixed company. This broke the ice, and the custom of hav ing ten dinners with the same people present was stopped. Educational Notes An evening school for Boy Scouts has recently been "established in the city of Leeds, England. The course in Spanish at the naval academy has been extended from two to four years. The Syrian Protestant college at Beirut, Syria has a commercial de partment that aims to fit its students for positions in the business houses of the Levant SUPERVISORS IN SPECIAL MEET; DISCUSS GRAFT Board Is Hurriedly Called to gether at Request of Inves tigation Committee. r CONVENE THIS AFTERNOON State's Attorney Called Upon to Let Hired Counsel Conduct the Prosecution. will be altered, the social procedure . oeruu wm . of which must be given to courses at the White house 1b not so fixed by tradition that it cannot be altered to suit the master and mistress of the mansion. In many ways the traditions of etl c,uet which surround the president and his family are more strict than those surrounding royal families in Europe. For Instance, presidents nev er go to the station to meet royal visi tors, no matter how distinguished they may be, nor pay the first call. In Eu rope It Is customary for royalties per sonally to meet other royalties at the train when they arrive for a visit. When Prince Henry of Prussia came to Washington for an official visit. President Roosevelt did not meet him In pursuance to the hurried ca'.l sent out several days ago, the board of supervisors met this afternoon at the court house to consider antion in the graft investigation which is now going on and which has resulted in a breech of harmony between the boards special investigation commit tee and the state's attorney. The difficulty seems to be over the hiring by the committee of C. J. Searle of this city and C. W. Sturtz of Kewanee to conduct the prosecution, the state's attorney holding that prosecution by Of the raillion dollars spent by the any other than himself is a usurpation city of Stockholm. Sweden, for its j of his authority. The new compulsory continuation dealing with "education for the home.' school system last year. $5,800 was tor domestic science,, $17,500 for schqpl lunches, $5,400 for school physicians, and $2,400 for the dental clinic. The Kansas state board of health has issued a health almanac that is an important contribution to the cam paign of health education. In form it is like the traditional almanac, but the hygienic advice it contains is clear, iwiflc, and thoroughly up-to-date. It at the station, but sent, Secretary of ! Patterned after the "Virgin'a Health Rf.t Tint In.to.rl Th rr m a thine aiuiauac lor 1911. occurred when the Duke of Connaught, governor general of Canada, and a member of the English royalty, visit ed Washington last yesr. Both of them stopped at their respective em bassies while here and neither was in vlted to stay overnight at the White house. President Cleveland did not even make an exception to this general rule when the Infanta Eulalla of Spain visited Washington In 1893 on her way to the Columbian exposition. Because the visitor was a woman It was expect ed that Mr. Cleveland would make an exception, but he had not, gono to the station to meet Mrs. Cleveland when bhe came to Washington to marry him, and he would cot go to meet another woman. President Roosevelt broke tie tra- Dr. George Kerschensteiner, the German vocational expert, is impress ed by the success of the American pub lic schools in the task of assimilating Immigrants. "What the great cities have been doing In transforming immi grants from all parts of the world In to thinking citizens," he declares, "seems to me from my personal ob servations In the country itself to be unexampled In the history of educa tion of civilized nations." The city of Breslau, Germany, has a new "school museum," where the best tilings in educational progress are shown for the benefit of the pub lic. On the first floor are exhibits of school architecture, school furnishings, . hygiene and statistics, mathematics. dition that no president should ever leave American soli, by going to Pan-1 physics and chemistry, and testing ami, and President Taft followed in j room for scientific apparatus used in his steps. President Taft broke an-! the school. On the second floor are other social tradition when he dined, in June, 19u9, wltji the French ambas sador M. Jusserand.' Before that no American president hail gone into a foreign legation or embassy, this being considered foreign soil. ( There is also the general tradition which has been broken that the presi dent must not dine with any one In Washington outside of the cabinet members. President with several senators, busts of well known educators of the past Comenius, Pestalozzi, Dlester wcg and Froebel; exhibits showing the psching of religion, history, language, peography, astronomy, natural history On behalf of the committee it was reported this afternoon that the two above mentioned lawyers had been hired and that the state's attorney had denied the right of the commit tee to do so. On motion of Super visor Oswald, a resolution was unani mously adopted in which Mr. Thomp son, as state's attorney, was called upon to co-operate with them. The resolu'ion was referred immediately to Mr. Thompson who promised an immediate reply. STATES HIS POSITION. When he appeared before the board. State's Attorney Thompson reviewed the teases, stated that he had not been consulted as to the evidence secured against the sheriff, but announced that he was willing to cooperate In the pros ecution. As to the naming as special state's attorneys the two lawyers hired by the board, he said if he were shown how this could be done under the law, he would agree. He then read the law, which he claimed indicated that he cannot abandon any of his official authority in the case. ASKS FOR TUB LAW. S. R. Wright, one of the two super visors arreBted yesterday on a tech nical charge of bribery in connection with goods Bold and work done for the county, 'next arose and explained his action. He admitted having sold 15 pairs of shoes to the county, dis claimed any Intention of wrong doing and asked to have the law read. This was done and then at his demand to be told whether or not be was liable under it, he was advised to await an opinion from the state's a'tomey. Mr. Wright and E. H. Sleight each furnished bond in the amount of $1,000 dined with George Bancroft It has always been feared by presidents that if they started dining with govern ment officials and friends, families with whom they did not dine would be offended. President-elect Wilson announced only recently that he intends breaking a tradition whtyh, though not of a so cial character, has neverthehni been very strict. He declared that he will not enforce the rule that the president must not be quoted in the first person auu wuuuuu ecououuis, aiia me 11-1 la8t evening before Justice W. F. nrary. Above are the exhibits of i Srt,rpflpr in whn. .mirt th war. rants for their arrest were sworn o by Police Magistrate C. J. Smith. Wil liam Schaarniann was surety for the former and II. C. Harris and Leslie Hanna, both supervisors, for Mr. Sleight. manual training and domestic science; of auxiliary schools, kindergarten, and Instruction of th blind: of drawing. Arthur dined ! singing, and physical training; and a and he also! large hall containing examples of school work from Germany and other lands. The Breslau school museum Is one of 15 permanent, educational expo sitions established in the German em pire since 1904. ... ...... , I rmi Hi anticipation of an early reply a rule by a foreign journalist in writing ; ,,,, terrntnuttnft this wltb eupreme of a!) interview ith President Taft tilith enunciation SAMBO. Leva Letter of a KafFr. Here Is a Kaffir love letter: Dear Mlai E. Naabanl I have (Treat con fidence tn thundering the width of mj opinion that I shall thank for klndnesa II you will ive me the privilege of lettering with you concerning love as your most winning faca ha drawn my aerioua at tention to you. and that I ahall appreciate nd preme 01 The Worm Turned. Her Dad No. sir; I wont have my" da lighter tied for life to a stupid foot Her Suitor Then don't you tdink you hud better let me take tier off your hands? Boston Transcript. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy never disappoints those who use it for ob stinate coughs, colds and irritations of the throat and lungs. It stands un rivalled as a remedy for all throat and lung diseases. Sold by all druggists. (Adv.) 11.C0 OPERATIVE STORE CO. JL XL ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS J anuiarv C earn e Continues With a Great Rush and Enthusiasm .Thousands of bargains that are truly at deep cut prices. This sale will continue seven days more, and the specials thrown out each day are being eagerly sought and in many instances only last a short time. Each Day, Each Minute, New and Startiin? Values. Watch Each Day for Big Specials WAIST CLEARANCE $1.25 white flaxen waists with initial trimmed pock ets, well made Wednesday 89 c Tvash silk shirt waists, white striped with navy, light blue, black or lavender price for clear- QO ance 1 e0 Bolt dale 15c English long cloth, the 36-in. width an extra fine quality in 12-yard pieces. Special W ednes day price, bolt, 1.29 UNDERWEAR SPECIALS Women's union suits of fine quality wool, In long sleeved style garments that sell regularly at $1.25. ,$1.50 .and $2.00, small sizes only for qq clearance . O U C All infant's underwear at a reduction of 20 percent. This is an opportunity which won't come again. All day Wed nesday, twenty "percent off. Summer underwear 20 percent off. Your chance to lay In a supply at money-saving prices, twenty percent off mm ar 1 "Wear Proof W. B. CORSETS are on sale this week only. W. B. Elastic Re duso corsets are guaran teed to reduce hips and abdomen 1 to 5 inches. The 2.00 Model is of wear-resisting, contll, with either medium or low busts' and is lace trimmed regularly sold at $3.00. The 3.50 Model is the regular $6.00 corset in fancy broche, medium or low bust . , luc mto ictus? ..., t v . l3SlSnC UOrC to large or average figures. Battenburg Scarjs Battenburg scarfs and center pieces with drawn work centers, values up to CQ 9Sc January price ..''' Grass Rugs The celebrated "Crex" grass rugs size 36x72 handy every where, $1.35 value Wednesday , 98c 15c 20c Handkerchiefs, 15c All linen hemstitched hand kerchiefs for men, the kind we regularly sell at 20c Wednes- day Combination Suits Combination suits, drawer styles, prettily trimmed with German val lace or embroidery values OP 2 SO Wednesday . ee&t) Ribbons for Clearance 25c New designs in fancy, all silk, ribbons, the 6 to 7- inch width valued up to 50c Wednesday, yd. One lot of all silk satin and taffeta ribbons, complete Q color range, 15c values for clearance SJ C Drapery Clearance 2)& yards curtain lengths mercerized scrim, hem stitched, either white or ecru a $1.25 value for you Wednesday, at only 89c An Immense assortment of scrim curtains. Irish Point and Brussels net lace curtains . 20 OFF IN THE HOUSE-FURNISHING SECTION- 20 Off House- furnishings 20 Off Handp'nt'd China 20 Off Fancy China 20 Off Cut Glass 20 Off Dinner Sets 20 Off Hotel&Bar Supplies 20 Off On all Trunks 20 Off Sporting Goods HOUR SALES 9 to 10 a. m. 10 to 11 'a. m. . 2 to 3 p. m. ' 3 to 4 p m. Hair Brushes. Children's Coats. Oil Mops. Men's Wool Sweaters. "Ideal" brand of air cushion Value8 a8 hlgh as 18 00 in children's W,rd oil mops 75c grade The $2.98 kind of men's hir ,r.,choa thi wlth one txart bottle of oil.-' woolen sweaters either hour only . . . 69 C -lors-very spe- gg 2 QQ Byron or mllltarv Clal Undestructible pearl necklace with collars. M.mJJ 122 Percale 3c. goJd c,a3pthe klnd we 8eU qq 14c percae, 10c, 3inch percale, mill rem- 25c Drawers 19c. regularly for $2.00 eJOC 36-inch English percales very 7TLllXlZ Iuslin d 8 h dalnty tUCked' One lot of children's corduroy leg- jj Tt yard OC or lace trimmed flounces, - Q gins and ladies' spats, to goOQ,, om stores sell at 14c 3 to 2 ""c ,";Voi', 25c values this hour at P- m- ' e. Q Silver Sandwich Plate. at j . ii i . a 500 yds. of fine quality curtain Swiss iintri,m.j u.t. wS; P.:ethe Too $15- Cat8 fh - ecru-10c value, g Felt co.or kiBd, warranted by us and Ladies" and children s coats, worth while It lasts - range-to go this hour at manufacturer spe- 1 Q C to $15.00, from 10 to 11 (f ! 'ilb. bottle of standard quality f- a fraction of their nn cial at . l.ed a. m 1 eUU j peroxide 2 to 3 p. m OC value &C i 'J WHAT A FOOL! 89 BY JOE BUSIIE. O Miss Fanella Fenway the flurry of Christ mas snow was ' not beautiful as she hur ried through deepen ing twilight. Though possessing a certain distinctive air, her coat was plt tlfully thin and inad equate. Tbaugh neat ly blackened, bar shoes leaked and she wore no rub bers. It Is small wonder that the storm seemed merciless and cold. But when she turned In at the big store gateway, ber shoulders straightened proudly. "The old Fenway place," she mur mured, glancing about the gloomy, un kepr grounds, "and I am the last of the Fenwaye. "If you were not It would go hard with them." Interjected the other half of MUs Fanella s nature that was al way ridiculing her Fenway pride. "Unless," with malicious emphasis, "they chanced to be also impervious to cold and hunger!" Miss Fanellas lips trembled as she unlocked the great front door upon no condition did she ever leave or en ter the house by any of its other num erous entrances. She lighted 'the email oil lamp that stood on the niargle top of the hall buffet, placed her coat and hat on the carved rack, and peered closely into the great mirror. "Tomorrow is Christmas, and your birthday." she whispered accusing", "and no one has remembered ii'. rot one of your old friends! You are alone." "Of course I am alone," spoke the Fenway pride complacently. "Who is there in Whalen that I care for? All the old families with whom we asso elated are gone. It is my misfortune that I am left alone in the old house." "Why need you be alone? There are people all about you, common people j to be sure, but kindly and good. And j there Is Nelson Travers!" "A common farmer!" , Miss Fanella could almost believe she heard a real voice In the old hall with all the Fenway pride and scorn in it, a voice alarmingly like her state ly mother's. "It has been settled these 15 years," she said, picking up the little lamp wearily. "Why must it be gone over again every Christmas?" Through the great cold rooms the light moved dimly, until she entered what had been the butler's pantry In the old regime. Here a small stove diffused a half hearted sort of warmth, and a little table and a leather chair were drawn close. "Here dwelleth the last of the Fen ways;" she said derisively. "Yet too aristocratic to associate with ordinary mortals!" From her worn leather bag 6he drew a letter she had found awaiting her at the Postofflce. There were few persons using such stationery who still remem bered to write to her. "Dear Miss Fenway," she read, "are you still alone at the old place? If so why can you not come with me to Japan this Winter and help me with the children? There will be no one ia our party but ourselves. Please let me know by the first of January." There followed a page of details. The letter was signed by an old school friend now the wife of a successful financier. Miss Fanella's hand trembled, her (ace waa drawn and vh.U. . "A nurse maid,"she moaned at last through the resounding old rooms. She bitterly, "a common nurse maid! She lifted the little lamp In wonderment put it kindly, and it is kind of her to ! and threaded her way again through think of me in my destitution, but that j the Icy gloom. is hat it mieans! Yet. isn't it bettor ' No tradespeople called at the house. "WILL. YOU TRUST ME THIS ONCE, FANELLA? than cold and loneliness and starva-1 and certainly not at the big front ! tion? I'm tired of being different i aoor! And generations of superiority from other people. I II try to be as I common as the t while." i i&uddenly the commonest for treat bell had taught the neighbors the futility a of calling at the Fenway portals. j "Good evening, Fanella," he said as pealed 1 if he had parted with her but yester day. Tomorrow is your birthday, I be lieve, and Christmas, too. Will you come for a ride with me?" Miss Fanella gasped, as well Ehe might. This, after 15 years of silence! Had it taken him so long to recover from the repulse of old Mite. Fenway? "I what will the neighbors think?" she gasped. "You are 36 tomorrow, are you not, Fanella? Isn't that old enough to act as you please regardless of the neigh bors?" I suppose It Is, Nelson," she ad mitted with a smile. "But where?" "Will you trust me this once, Fan ella? I promise to bring you back whenever you wish." Miss Fanella looked Into the white night Was she dreaming, or could this unlikely thing really have hap pened in the deadening monotony of her life? What difference did it make, any way? Henceforth she would be only a nursemaid. She looked back into Nelson Travers honest eyes pleading witn her to trust him. About her the stately furniture, upon which her pride bad led so many years, pleaded in vain. "Yea,' she said, "I'll come. I do not know how far I shall go, though." The man stepped into the old hall and held her coat: His lips closed over his displeasure when be felt the weight of it. She did not remember the worn gloves on the hall table, and only thought about locking the door when she saw Travers slip the key into lis deep pocket Wrapped in robes she seemed un conscious of the storm, realizing only the pleasant sensation of companion ship and warmth. , she was not even surprised when he drew up before a low, ample house and lifted her carefully to the door stone. "I'll be In in a minute," he told her. "Take off your wraps and get warm." Miss Fanella, her heart beating high at her own audacity, opened the broad door. The wide, low rooms within opened waB not fair and honest with you for I cared, always. I let my pride and my family interfere! "O," she cried shaken by sudden, fierce sobs, "why did you never come back? They always do in stories I could not believe it was all over when you went away!" "Do you mean," said .Travers. "that you would have given me a different pleasantly together, lighted by can- , answer if I had come back, Fanella?" dies on the mantels, and by softly j Sue held out her hands true Fen shad &d lamps. - ! way hands. "Don't you know, dear, "How pleasant," said Miss Fanella that all women are privileged to Uoud, going to the open fire and; change their minds?" she asked, thinking of her little stove in tae but- i "What a fool I've been, Fanella," ler's pantry. j groaned Travers, holding her close. "I have dreamed of your sitting ! "Fifteen years! Tell me, when did here," said Travers quietly, coming to : you repent your coldness?" her. "And now I am going to ask ; "Before you had reached the gate," you to eat supper with me a, Christ- whispered Fanella, penitently, mas supper, you know." i " " "I shall be most delighted," an- Why She Knew.' swered Miss Fanella with a smile. she Mr. Reld is a man of eu- The Fenway pride was mute for once, perior Intelligence. It was a quiet supper, i Fanella j He How do you know that? poured the tea, conscious that her j She Because he admitted that I companion's eyes were following her, knew more than he did. and she enjoyed herself with a fierce J defiant sort of enjoyment I . Citing an Example. "Fanlla." said the man. leading; r.,.,t her back to the fire. "I will blets beginnings," remarked the moralUer. you forever' for coming with me. 1 1 "That's right," rejoined the de wanted you. to see my home, to un- moral izer. "Take our 200-pound derstand Just how simple and unpre- preBident. for example. He waa once tenrtous it is. 1 know I am only aia ,1Ue Daby." 'common farmer,' bu I've always lov- j ed you, Fanella. 1 cannot endure it j Sudden Stops. to see you live as you do, alone in ( sparker In spite of the atrahlps that great house. Won't you let me i autM are Rtjil aj tne go, take care of you dear? I know 1 am C'oirgwood That's Just the trouble. not eood enough for you. I realize ; Rom (.t hm won't m at all. what it must seem like to you. here j but " Maifisirate Fo you are a menabef "It is comfortable and beautiful ' of he iisrht-fingered fraternity, eh? Nelson." Her voice broke over the Prisoner No. your honor. I Bel words. "But I do not deserve It I ' dom get my hand in until after dark.