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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY. 31 AY 24, 1913.
11 FATHER TOO OLD TO GO TO BURIAL Body Is Shipped So Parent, 102 Years, Won't Have to Make Trip. i Because the father. William Skiff of Camanche. Iowa, has passed the century mark and was unable, on account of his advanced age of 102 year to come to Davenport to at tend the funeral services, the body of William Wallace Skiff was sent to the home of the father today, and the funeral was held there. 1 Although the deceased is 43 years the Junior of his father, who passed the century milestone two years ago, he was the first of the two to die. He had resided in I)avenport for many years. Recently he became ill and was taken to a hospital, where an operation was performed. This took place last Wednesday. He has grad ually been growing weaker since the operation and death resulted at 11:30 o'clock Thursday night. Throughout the entire time of the illness of rtie younger Skiff, the aged man at Ca manche had been receiving six hour bulletins pertaining to the condition of his sen. Immediately when ap praised of his son's death he instruct ed that the body be sent to his home, as he was unable rr come to Dav enport, and he wanted to attend the funeral. The deceased was born in the state of New York 60 years ago, and came west w-ith his father when a boy. Later he left his home at Camanche and came to Davenport, where he was married. He has resided in that city for many years. The survivors are two eons, Joseph Skiff of Davenport, and Herbert Skiff of Lyons. Iowa, and two sisters, Mrs. Nettle Smith of Dakota, and Mrs. Charles Henglner of Davenport. I FOREIGN NEWS II Paris, May 24. Alfonso of Sputn has returned home. His Paris v!fii was short, bat not so the memory' of Ms fatalistic courage. Whon t'.m king was to!d that George of Greece had ben assassinated at Salrt.ik;: hii only comment was: "It will 1,0 my turn next." A close friend who heard this remark urged the king to afc.-e nver to go out on horsebaox agan n:i!rss accompanied by a strong extort. If.' replied the young monarch. "I am iw er to bo allowed to go t.bout :a I wish. I can only hope that iuv lai n a ill conio quickly." Five actual attempt '.n?e l- en made on th life on Kiiivf Alfonso In tho last 10 years, the la-i. occurring at Madrid. April 13 of thH vnr. Kasoball has come to I'aris, and Ins taken the city virtually ly storr.i. Ne gotiations are under wj for the pur rhase of a hall park in tlvj ''.olj l UouloKne; sporting houses are tick ing baseballs, bats, macks end f loves to yifet an increasing de-ua-itl. and the American lasball vM'b;.rular is blng translated into Fretuvi. All this Is the direct resu t tit a few exhibitions of the great American game witnessed near Parti teteiitly, but France was ripe for tin innova tion. Grafted on a newt u'.vakrncd love for outdoor sports an.l liviuij that has grown up in Trance rscrnity. base ball bids fair to become the inov. pop ular and fashionable metho.I of i;a tx presslon. Several hundred curious spectators Journeyed to Colomb a few e.ys ago to see the game played nfkially for the first time under the auid- of the "Racing Hub." As th.i math pro gressed the 1'p.rlslans ieani.j uore and more fascinated, and by the end of the ninth everybody pr.nnt prom ised himself a try at the new game, which will, in all probability, be offi cially adopted by the leading 7'aris athletic clubs. Frenchmen today take pride n b lug athletic. It is the fashion to "go In" for some kind of outdoor sport. A oft arm and a pallid complexion are coming to be scorned. This change In Frenchmen is one result of what has been called "the new spirit in France." the spirit of confidence, of action, of morality. It is well exem plified by Maurice Harres and a young er school of writers who believe a man can write Just as good poetry and Sanitary Couch $5.85 XVe Pay the Freight No Matter Where You Live, and Guarantee Safe Delivery 109-111 East Second St. Davenport, Iowa. 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I tried different remedies, but they did ma no good. Oae day, I got bottle of Cardul. It did rr.e so much good, I v?as surprised, and took some mere. Before 1 took Cardul. I had headache and backache, and sometimes I rrould cry for hours. Now I am over all that, azd can do all kinds of housework. I think it Is tie greatest medlcina on earth." In the past flftr years, thonear.ds of ladies have written, like Mrs. MeGlll. to toil of the benefit received from Cardul. Such testimony, from earnest women. ' rurely indicates the great value of this tonic remedv, for diseases peculiar to women. Are you a sufferer? Tea? Cardul li the medlcina you need. We urge yoa to try It. rTa Miion Co.. Chjrmi. T?na.. for Jvr-vrtums. arj -(uu honk. How Ifnliml t Wwcs," tent ir p.i-i w?acer, o. 104. (AdvertlaemectJ philosophy In riding breeches or after and quickly submitted to arrest. a game of tennivas with long locks, butterfly neckwear, and a dull and un healthy eye. Frenchmen are determined In 1915 to avenge their poor performances in the last Olympic games. The country Is being searched systematically for promising. athletes. A number of well known men. among them the Marquis de Polignac, have undertaken cam paign to arouse tne country to Us je- sponsibilities in this connection, and already athletic competitions to bring out Olympic material are being ar ranged In every little village In France. From these the winners will assemble in county competitions, and so on, until gradually by elimination there will be picked out the best team of athletes which France can produce. France Is making up her mind to sur prise the athletic world in 1915, and the growing popularity of "le sport" lam a soldier, and every time that I A curious society, the members of i see a body of men entraining, I long which stole for the pleasure and ex- j to go with them into the field." citement in theft as a sport, has been Who would take HuHrta's place as discovered in the Fdie-Mencourt quar- !.., . i . , , provisional preoident ie tfT of Paris. . . ! much speculation, liis inability to find a man who would satisfy the people Three members of the organization are now in custody. One, a stone-cutter named Albert Baches, spent all his spare time in the planning and execu tion of difficult and daring thefts, liis only reward was the admiration and praise of his colleagues. The results of his endeavor were exhibited as and display the requisite ability is what may prevent Mexico's soldier-president from abandoning the palace. To place Felix Diaz in the presidency probably would not Im prove the situation greatly, and cer- transpired in other parts of the re public. Huerta and Diaz believed in Feb ruary that they had restored Mexico to matter of ("""U' wuuiiiiuu a. . , j uu..,.. aia not aream tnai me counter revolu tion ever would assume the propor tions it haa today. There is no doubt executive ' now, however, that the number of been the method adopted. Judged by some of t'ae expenditures or announced intention to expend the government is not so poor as facts would teem to indicate. Recently it was stated at the national palace that and the establishment of a school of aviation. Already tha government has two machines. Captain Manuel Lebrija U in charge of aerial instruc tion, and the war department profecses to believe that before many months proof of his success, and were then j tainly It would not please Dias:. since donated to the society and stored in J his occupancy of the provisional pest its rooms. Bachez scorned easy work, ' w ould greatly lessen his chances of but any difficult task suggested by the holding it as an elected incumbent, society at once aroused his remark- The selection of Francisco de la Ear able faculties, and was carried out : ra would please many of his intimate with amazing cunning. j friends, but the Catholic party has its But. as was to be expected. Baches ' eye on de la Barra as a candidate for one day made a miscalculation, le i the presidency at eome future time was caught stealing some valuable ! when elections can be held. Once it will aid materially to this end. 1 bronze art objects in the Bastile quar- was suggested that General Geronimo The richest woman In the city of ' ter of Faris, and is now awaiting trial. Trevino take the provisional presiden- Constance, Switzerland, Madame Osel, i ' cr. But the general is getting on in known as the "queen of the smug-1 Mexico City, May 24. General I years, and in addition he does not glers," has just been arrested and glv- j Huerta is chafing under the restraint I want the palce. en 15 months' imprisonment for la-, imposed by the duties and ceremonies j Whether Huerta would do any bet troducing saccharine Into Germany. ' attending his office as president, and ! ter, however, in the field than his For years Madame Osel has been some of his friends in the army w ill officers now are doing is regarded as directing the operations of a band of not be surprised if one day he throws; by no means certain. He probably smugglers who derived good profit ', off the tri-colored band and again 1 has an Influence over the army great from this contraband trade. She made ! don the military uniform. It is said I er than that of any other general; not less than 150 per cent on a con-'that the president, not fully satisfied but the army today is a poor thing siderable capital, and she is rated by ! w 1th the progress which is being made j compared with that left bv Porflrio the commercial agencies as worth ! against the revolutionists, is seriously . Dias. notw Itimanding that Diaa's army ! highest paid fighticg man In the world. 1200,00. Her favorite method has j considering the resignation of his of- was far less efficient than he consider- Madero raised his wages to a peso, been to send her agents across the ; flee in order personally to direct the ' ed it. It has been demonstrated that ' 50 cents gold, a day, and Huerta has rebels is greater than the number of ! the government's troop3, and it has be come practically a matter of money which side will win. May began with the government still on the defensive, but making promises of the early in auguration of a terrible campaign against the rebels. It was believed in the capital that by that time the rebels would have exhausted their supplies of ammunition and would be unable to buy more, or to get it across the American boundary line even if they possessed the necessary means to purchase it." Money is not plentiful in the rebel treasury; but neither Is it in that of the national government. So far as getting guns and ammuni tion across the line is concerned, the rebels appear to be having less dif ficulty than did either Madero or Oros co, and Mexicans in the capital are open in their denunciation of the Washington government for not main taining a stricter patroL Wera it not for the fact that the Mexican soldier generally provides his own rations, ne would today De me In order to Increase the efficiency of army officers will he locating rebel jthe ormy the war department had au- J band through the UoO of these nia- thorked the purchase of 20 aeroplanes j chines. 5S" frontier in motor cars. They traveled campaign. as tourists, and their cars were con structed with secret receptacles In ' which the saccharine was hidden. On a recent visit to Lindau, Mad ame Osel was recognized by the Ger man police. She jumped into her car and started for the Swiss frontier at full tpeed. but a telephone message ; the army is not a unit of lovalty. That the army has not made any ; and the introduction into its ranks of great advancement in restoring peace , thousands of ex-rebels appears not to is evident, and Huerta, who planned 'have greatly strengthened its loyalty, and carried out the campaign against and to have lowered discipline and Oroaco a year ago, is pardoned by his : efficiency. As minister of War, Huerta intimates for believing that he could might direct all phases of the cam do the Job more expeditiously. "I am ' paign, but as a simple general In the 'not a man of governmental affairs," ' field he could direct only a small nat. beat her to the barrier. The gate was j said Huerta recently ia the course of and what he might accomplish in one inillllMiuiU.nr. further increased it to a peso and a half, or 75 cents gold. The mainte nance of the army in the past three ; years have been Mexico's greatest j item of expense, but notwithstanding that the government is hard up and has had difficulty in securing the loan for which it has been striving, Huerta considered the increase a necessity. With this lure he hoped to gain re- cioeL She recognized the inevitable, jaa Impromptu after-dinner speech. "I region might easily be offset by whatcruita. ConscrijUon, iowaver, haa LEARN TO SAVE BY SAVING. The essential thing is to start. Then be regular about it. Watch the accumulations of interest work hand in hand with your little additions of princi pal. Soon you will know how and will have added to your character a quality which will give breadth to your vision and "length to your purse." German Trust I Savings Bank SOCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS '!):imi!Hi;HM::;i:ihiim,v i ji ;