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THE ROCK ISL'AND ARGUS. MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 8, 1913.
THE ARGUS. . ; Published daily at 1624 Second ave 'u, Rock Inland. 111. (Entered at the tfoatofflce aa second-claps matter.) Stock lalaad Member of tke Aaaoclated PreM. f BY THE J. W. POTTER CO. f TERMS Ten cents per week by car1 rter. In Rock Island. Complaints of delivery service should b made to the circulation department, which should also be notified In every instance where it is desired to have paper discontinued, as carriers have no authority in the premises. All communications of argumentative riharacter, political or religious, must have real name attached for publica tion. No such articles will be printed over fictitious signatures. a half day because of the heat, did the j humanitarian thing. There is nothing j more outrageous than crowded and ; Imprisoned humanity on Euch days as we had last week and no edu cational good can come from it. Let the childrenoose when the weather ia steaming. THE REAL BOOSTER AXD THE OB. STRICTIOMST. It is not the man of ordinary means who opposes public Improvements. He is not the obstructionist' in the wide awake town. He is invariably the booster. The man who is- mos; hostile to progress, who fights vigorously and tirelessly the projects that look to bet ter things in a town is, as a rule, the man who has more than his share of this world's' goods. He fights paving improvements in front of his property, Capital Comment BY CLYDE H. TAVENNER Concressman from the Fourteenth District. (Special Correspondence of The Argus.) ' Washington, Sept. 6. One reads a good deal of flippant criticism in high brow magazines nowadays of the democratic tariff proposition to as sess duty on works of art un der certain -condi tions. These jour nals seek to con vey the lmpres- : Telephones In all departments. Cen tral Vnlon. Rock Island 145. 1145 and end opposes new walks; he is opposed to 21 45. Monday, September 8, 1913. TR APES COUNCIL ! The Projects to Be Voted For Following are the propositions to be voted for at the special election Sept. 11, which separately and collectively promise for Rock Island's Improve ment, development and expansion, and every one of which is entitled to the approval of the voters: Purchase of Island City baseball park, 11 acres, $2C,000; 10-year . bonds. - Construction of elevated tank at reservoir station, $22,000; 10-year bonds. Flooring of Rock river bridges with concrete, $5,000; five-year bonds. Installation of police alarm sys tem, $10,000; 10-year bonds. Extension of water mains along Eighteenth avenue from Twenty fourth to Fifteenth street, and in newly annexed territory, $17,000; eight-year bonds. Erection of new fire station in newly annexed territory and ex tension of fire alarm system in that district, 16,000; eight-year bonds. Annexation of a further strip cf territory in South Rock Island, running from the city limits t Brashar street, south, and from Twelfth street west to the Missis sippi river, exclusive of the tract already made a part of the city Bear In mind that the bonds' for waterworks extensions, including ele anything and everything that increases taxation for the good of the community as a whole, and in the end dodges his own taxes if he gets a chance. j You den't hear the man who owns a modest little home and perhaps a few houses besides, which he has acquired by industry. Earing and thrif', stand ing in the way of propositions that promise for the city's upbuilding. He welcomes paving, welcomes municipal I expansion, welcomes industrial devel- opment, and in addition gives to the full extent of his opportunities to all enterprises that make for the city's highest Interests. It Is this man, the man of average holdings, who will be found boosting for the propositions" which are to be placed before the people next Thursday, for he realizes that Rock Island cannot stand still, that it must either go ahead or slip back, and that the future as well as the present in all that pertains to the city is involved In all the pend ing propc1tions. The real booster may always be re lied upon in Rock Island. everything entering Into the affairs and daily transactions and affecting the very existence of a hundred mil lions of people? It seems to me that if a single commodity can be named that ought to bear a duty, and per haps a prohibitive duty, it Is a great and valuable work of art when pur chased and retired from the active world by some wealthy and selfish in dividual. "Whenever these articles are to be secured and collected simnlv as a 6ion that the dem- matter of personal pride or vanity or ocrats are at-j self, gratification, arid then segregated, tempting to "pro-so to speak, from the public gaze, I 1 V HENRY HOWLAND QOtl tect the Amen can artist, and a number of merry laughs have been do not know of any principle which justifies the nation that such acquisl tlons should be permitted without the imposition of a duty, thereby giving had at democratic ;a revenue "to the eovernnient Sena- CbYDE H. TAVENNER . MEXICO'S NEW ELECTION. It would be natuial for the average American, not specially informed about MexicatQcondltions, to assume that the national election to be held in October will be after the manner of elections In this country, with the same safeguards to assure their hon est conduct. No assumption could be farther from the truth. Mexican elec tions always have resulted the way the party in power, in control of the military and police, has wanted them to go. During the administration of I'orfirlo Diaz not one in 100 of the people qualified voted at elections and those who did were faitLful servitors of Diaz. The others did not vote eith er because of their conviction that it was a profitless operation, or because they feared that a vote against Dlaa would expose them to persecution. vated tank en the hiuff a wti a. u.. tor in Mexico tne voters writes nis mains on Eighteenth avenue and out name o 'hls ballot and the election Into the newly annexed territory, a8J officials thus easily find out which of gregatlng $39,000, all told, are not to I the volers are fondly and which un- be paid by general taxation, but out of "lenuiy to tne government expense. Senator Elihu Root expressed re gret in the senate that a duty had been imposed on works of art by the Underwood Simmons bill, but Senator Thomas of Colorado, who because of his facility in debate has become one of the dem ocratic spokesmen, answered in high ly conclusive fashion. After explain ing that the bill exempts from duty all works of art imported for public mu seums, and provides for the rebate of all duty If art works privately pur chased are donated to public institu tions within five years. Senator Thomas thus defended the duty on art: "Of what value to the public are the great collections of some of the wealthy denizens of the leading cities of this country, immured like pris oners in dungeons In their own pri vate collections, to which no man or woman, save by their gracious per mission, can have access? Why should we permit importations of that sort to be made free of duty when we levy large tribute, and must do so, upon tors contend that works of art like these must forsooth be permitted to come Into the country free of duty as necessities, while bread and meat and other necessities of life go there only over the protests of senators who are so much concerned about the protec tion and salvation of the aesthetic tastes and desires of the country." A new problem has come up in that wonderful pioneer region in eastern British Columbia, known as the Peace River Country. The Canadian min ister of agriculture has been urged to take steps to protect settlers nsa?;ist the depredations of wild horses which have made raids upon the ranches of new settlers, killing domestic horses and leading away a number of well- bred domestic mares which have been imported at a considerable cost. The wild horses are supposed to be the descendants of horses abandoned dur ing the gold rush to the Yukon terri tory in 1897-8. From the Bow river westward these animals have raided the ranches of settlers as far west as Kamloops and even the contractors on the Grand Trunk Pacific railway have been pestered by the mischievous stallions. MOTHER'S PENSION The Daily Story' THROUGH FIRE BY. CLARISSA MACXIE. Copyrighted. j1S. by Assoclatel Literary Bureau. The long piazza of the boarding bouse showed a row of rocking chairs sway ing gently to and fro. Under the spreading maples on the lawn were gay hammocks and more rocking chairs, and down on the sunny tennis court white clad forms darted after flying balls. Old Mrs. Knight occupied the most comfortable chair. It was here by tacit acknowledgment after many sea sons' occupancy, but it was generally understood that when Mrs. Knight passed beyond- the realm of summer boarding houses the chair of state would be filled by that second in rank of boarders. Mrs. Henry Tillcrby. Mrs. Tillerby hnd grown irascible in the wnitlnir for the chair, and nothing save her undying determination to npJ the earnings of the waterworks Ce-partment. Probably even Colonel Roosevelt doesn't look heroic when he is eating corn oft tho cob. Fate scorns against Governor Sulzer. He has hern commended enthusiastic ally by Governor lipase. The nose ring may be a distinct nov. elty on the stage, but it has long been favorably known on the farm. If most of the voting strength of Mexico ia in territory under the ruie of Huerta, then the result of the ap proaching election is a foregone con clusion. The choice of the people will be the choice of Huerta. If, on the other hand, the constitutionalists or revolutionists, are in control Huerta's man will be beaten. But whatever the Issue cf the elec tion, the man elected president will be constitutionally elected and w-hen that conies to pass the way will be opened to this country to extend rec ognition to the new government (Albany Argus.) The state of New Jersey In April of this year passed "An act to promote home life for dependent children." The first section of the act will give an idea of the general scope. "I. Any widow who is the mother of a child or children under the age of 16, and is unable to support them and to maintain her home may present a pe tition for assistance to the court of common pleas of the county where she resides." On July 25, 23 widows and 64 chil dren appeared before Judge Boyle in Camden, in the common pleas court, pleading for pensions under the above act. This act allows mothers of one child, $9; two children, '$14, and addi tional children $4 each monthly. One of the applicants had six children. This is the first time since the pass- w lthln the last year. A number of cities have provided similar aid by municipal ordinances. New York state barely missed joining the move ment The bill passed the lower house but failed in the senate. It, or a sim ilar bill, will be brought up again be fore the next legislature, when it will probably become a law. It is not un likely, considering the rapid growth of the movement, that within two or three more years nearly every state in the union will have decided that widows and deserted mothers must have the helping hand of the state, if necessary to keep their homes in tact. Illinois is credited with the initia tion in this country of this method of extending the helping hand. In that state the provision, which is a section of the juvenile law, was, passed just two years ago, and went into Opera tion lull- 1 1011 ", n 1 i V, t-ti i -i ond fnl-J orado soon followed iter example. Since the first of this year ten more They claim that men are gittin' so they don't believe In hell. And unless they're mak:n' money folks don't think they're doln well; If all that people tell us of the human race is true It would seem aa though religion hasn't gtt much left to do. Here's a book I've jest been readln', and It says men's god today Ain't the God our fathers worshiped in their pious, simple way. And It's true that men are crowdln' for the money they can git But I notice that the averase Is . Quite Good Tit. I remember when most people thought old Kick would get 'em sure If they stole or lied or cheated or lived lives that wasn't pure; Still, in spite of thinkln' that way, men would cheat you when they could; Fearin' that there was a devil didn't seem to keep 'em good. I remember when folks used to sot around, afraid, at .night. Thinkin" that the old boy'd git 'em if they didn't do Jest right. But that didn't stop the cheatin', ner make thlevln' rascals quit. And I reckon that the average is Quite Good Tit. -? Horses that have to carry individual drinking cups to escape epizootic should be glad that they have no use foi- towels. Dir.D AS THE FOOl, DIKTII. Every now and then a tragedy is recorded for which no cause or reason of any kind can be given. One of this kind of tragedies occurred recently Mr. Thaw's descriution of himself as i on the coast of Maine. A betrothed a tourist would have carried more con- couple, children of highly respected viction if he had had the picture post-! Parents who were pleased with the cards to back it. "They are putting up: the shutters at the summer resorts," remarks an exchange. Wish they would put thni tip on the summer weather and keep them up. The man who rides around nowa days with a horn on bis auto that sounds Jike a siren of a fire tug is probably Uie same fellow who used to dock his horse's tail. age of the act that such pension has slates Washington, Utah, South Da- been made. kota, Idaha, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebras- In connection with country-wide dis-jka, Ohio, New Jersey and Pennsyl cussion of the education and best de- j vania have passed similar laws. In betrothal, were found dead in a flower bedecked boat floating otf the waters ,ng thPm various institutions. This velopment of the child has come with in the past few years many definite steps for preserving to the child the benefits gained only from proper home influences. In the belief that separa tion of mother and child necessarily works to the detriment of the child's development many state3 have enact ed legislation that will enable mothers too poor to maintain their children, to keep them at home Instead of plac- With two men claiming to he gov ernor, and three running for mayor, the Empire state continues to live up to its reputation of being a place of much mixed-up politics. The proprietors of those Par's cos tume shops had better be on their guard. An American woman who was robbed by an Apache caught him and turned him over to the police. With every prospect of a happy life, healthy and carefree so far as is known in their worldly affairs, they entered into a pact to die together, and left their homes to enact the tragedy, dec orating themselves with flowers as if for a wedding. When found their bodies were cold in death with pistol wounds in each body, showing how they had enacted the tragady. What can be said of such a tragedy except that the parties to it died "as the fool dieth?" To thein life was not worth the living. With avenues of happiness and usefulness open be fore them, with good to be accom plished in the world and wrongs to be righted; with homes to be builded and families and friends to cherish and to be cherished; with the sunshine of hope and the promise of heaven illuminating the true horizon of life, these foolish youthful humans sum moned themselves into the presence of their Creator, ftdditibn, Missouri has authorised Kan sas City to adopt the system. Wis consin without definite enactment, has been conducting a similar enterprise in a limited way, and in three other states city ordinances or the powers bestowed upon state boards have es tablished therein the principal of wid ows' pensions. Similar laws are now being considered by seven other states. Such a law should be on the statute books of every state. It is not only It's true a few are tryin' to grasp all there is In slsht. And I know that men are cheatin', they still cheer the ones that fight; They have legislated Satan out of bls- ness, and they say That our fathers didn't worship the sama God we do today; Men are crowdln' one another, and they crush and steal and He, Never fearin' lakes of fire may be ready when they die. But there's others, oh. my brothers, that still follow Christ, and it Seems to me as though the average is Quite I 'Sood 1 '. It. His Glorious Record. . "Let me see, colonel," she said In her sweetest manner, "where was it you won your spurs?" "At eape May," he replied. "COME, DARLING !" EX SHOUTED. pear younger than Flora Knight de terred her from Jumping Mrs, Knight's claim, so to speak. . Mrs. nenry Tillerby, who had been to school with Flora Knight bad drawn her own chair close by her old school friend. "Where's Mabel?" asked Mrs. Tiller by, with her little black eyes fixed on Mabel Knight's graceful form down there on the tennis court ' "In her room reading a good book," retorted Flora Knight tartly. Mrs. Tillerby shook like a strawberry jelly. .... "It's a book on lawn' tennis or love," she tittered. "I think my granddaughter la quite capable of taking care of her own af fairs, Mrs. Tillerby," she said icily. "She is old enough to, certainly,'' re torted Mrs. Tillerby, who. bad two un married daughters much older than pretty' Mabel. Mrs. Knight had closed her eyes by this time and was to all appearances taking a little nap. But Mrs. Tillerby. who iiad known Flora Knight all her life, weut on talking in ber deep con tralto, relating bits of boarding bouse Cape Ma7?" she echoed. "Why, there never has been a battle at Cape gossip, critic ising the food and the is being done througn a pension oriraore humane t0 do thls than to sep. allowance system. TBle moUiers &ni children, but bet- Thirteen state legislatures have Iter provision is made for the future passed these so-called ' widows' pen- and it is cheaper, from a monetary sion" laws, the greater part of them standpoint HERE'S FIRST STREET CAR IN PANAMA Kansas exclaims, in a cloud of dust. that it Is today "one of the most flour-j How many young people there are union.' It still has Walt Mason. what's tha matter with Kansas? So We may worry, but Wisconsin does not She has a bigger crop than 6he knows what to do with. Senator LaFollette is certainly making good In his state. Ills policy, of course, makes the crops. A good Illustration of the fact that some men have more money than brains is afforded by those Mexican planters who loaned the Huerta gov ernment a couple of million dollars to finance a fight with the United States. ing that most reprehensible feeling that life Is not worth living. The re sponsibilities of life are to be de sired and embraced rather than dread ed and abliprred or avoided. Happiness comes with the accep tance of responsibility and usefulness. There is enough to do in this world for alL and glory enough for all In doing it To dla In the harness of duty is to die as a hero. To die as th young couple who enacted the tragedy on the Maine coast is to die as the fool dieth. Gowns of a St Joseph dressmaker brought from Pat's were seized by customs officers at New York because she failed to declare them. No harm done. Loss can be replaced by rigging up some mosquito bar and slitting It to tho knee. The superintendent of schools In Moline who dismissed the schools for Rev. Andereck Dead. Assumption, I!l., Sept 9. Rev. W. R, Andereck of Assumption, 111., and for-' mer pastor of the First Baptist church ! of Duquoln. died suddenly Saturday of hear: failure. He was widely known throughout central and southern Illi nois and at dilerent times was pastor of .Baptist churches at Kankakee and Monmouth. For a year he was a field worker for the Illinois Anti-Saloon league and later accepted a call to Assumption. 8b mfm. i ' 'Wit w A -w. . ?r , as m May!" "No," he admitted, "but there were three grass widows in the house where I" stayed there last summer, and I got away from the whole crowd." Then, with her nose pointed in the direction that all good people hope some day to go, she left him alone in the corner. FORESIGHT. "Ma," said the little boy, "pa's got a new sign on the store. He ' doesn't call It a 'drug store' any more, but 'phar macy.' I wonder what made him change It "Your pa Is thinking of going into politics, Eddie," Ehe replied, "and wants to fix it eo he will stand a chance to get the farmer vote." Man. Man Is the noblest work of God And woman, with a smirk, Or slKh, or tear or two, proceeds To work God's nobleet work. Not In Kla Line. "Tell me.V he eald to the grocer's clerk, "just what ia the difference be tween this Brie and that cake of Camembert? Which do you consider the tetter kind of cheese and why?" "I must ask to be excused," was the reply. "Comparisons of this kind are always odorous." How Smart! "And eo," she said, "those glasses you wear magnify, do they?" "Yes," he replied, "they increase the size of everything I look at." "Why don't you take them off some time when you are in front of a mir ror," she asked, "and see yourself as others see you?" service and otherwise acting in a wny befitting the occupant of the second floor front chamber of Rose Hall. Suddenly light feet ran up the side steps of the west, piazza, where the two old indies sat, and a musical voice called a laughing farewell to somebody in white flannels, who dis appeared down the pine walk toward the adjacent estate. "Well, granny, dear," cried Mabel, seating herself on the top step, "here I nm! Now, don't pretend you aro hsleep, because I can see Just a speck of little black eve newins out There. 'that's better!" ns Mrs. Knight's eyes popped wide opeimnd she snt up with a well simulated air of surprise. "Have I been asleep, AnnT she asked Mrs. Tilloiby. "I declare your voice Is so soothing. Just like one of Parson's Moore's sermons It sends me off to sleep!" Mrs. Tillerby flushed resentfully, but before her Hps could frame a prop er retort Mabel had remembered some thing. "Oh, Mrs. Tillerby, Lucy asked me to tell you that she has Just returned from a drive with Mr. Fenwlck, and that she has something very important to tell you if you will go to her room." "Ah. Just as I expected! The dear girl well. It's in the air, I do believer' twittered Mrs. Tillerby as she rose ponderously from her chair and wad dled around to the front door. "Sit down here, Mabel," said Mrs. Knight with a sudden change of tone that the girl lnstnutly noticed, for all the color and sparkle went ont of ber face, but ber gray eyes were strange ly soft and luminous. "Yes, granny?" she asked when she ras seated beside the old lady. "You have been playing tennis with that young Ash more V" Thrift It Is pretty herd for some people to inderstand that "thrift" is not an ab breviation for "any old way to get there." Pitfalls of Success. "How's jour son. the lawyer, get ting on?" "Radly, poor fellow, ne's In Jail." The city of Panama has an electric street railway at last and this Is j !!"ow'9 thatr' t first picture of a car on the narrow 8traeU cf that town.. Panama! r"tc'1 by " hors th,of the feels Oiita important now that the canal is about completed, and is try- ins- to aeep up witn tno timet. to defend him. and be made such a good plea that the Judge held blm as aa orr." U P plncotf a. grlly on the floor. Tears came to Mabel's lovely eyes, but she wiuked them away from the long, jetty lashes, and when she spoke her voice was so like that of her dead father that Flora Knight was shaken to the soul. "Very well, grandmother. I will re spect your wishes until your stay at Rose Hall is ended, but then I will leave you sud go away, because I lovo Dick and I shall marry him." "And leave roe all alone?" demanded Mrs. Knight In an odd tone. "You cannot miss me, granny, be cause you nre rich, and money will make up to you for lack of love and everything. It's what you want mejto throw away! Cousin Susie will be glad to conic.' "I dare say she will. She's been pulling wires to that end for five years," snapped Mrs. Knight crossly. "Remember, Mabel don't let that . young man come near me. I shall cer tainly be rude to him!" . "I am quite sure he will not intrude, grandmother." said Mabel coldly, and she did not turn her head as the old lady pattered away toward the dining room, for the luncheon bell was sound ing. Luncheon over, the older boarders scattered to their rooms for the mid day siesta,, while the young people started on a long talked of tramp tip East mountain. Mabel Knight did not go. She sat in ber room and read and dreamed until a 6harp cry echoed through the house, a woman's shrill cry of alarm. "Fire! Fire! Fire!" Mabel leaped to the door and found the hall filled with a thick yellow smoke. The cook was crying hysteric ally in the ball below, and doors were popping open, and other shrill fem inine voices were added to the alarm. Mabel went to her grandmother's ! room and found It empty. She was re lieved, because she thought Mrs. Knight was safely out of danger on the front piazza. So, picking up her own valuables and her, grandmother's leather travel ing box that contained precious be longings, Mabel hurried downstairs after knocking at the different closed doors along the ball. Half choking and gasping for breath, she fought ber way down to the piazza to find that among all the other board ers two were missing. No one bad seen Mrs. Knight or Mrs. Tillerby since luncheon. Mabel thrust her bundles Into some body's trembling hands and dashed back to the bouse. "I must get grandmother!" she called back. And there was no one to stop her going, for the only man left on the place bad gone to ring the village fire alarm, and Mrs. Brownlee bad gone over . to Brookedge station to meet some expected guests. Smoke was pouring from the rear of the big white house, and every door and window belched forth yellow clouds. Mabel groped her way Into the hall, crept upstairs on her bands and knees and so along to Mrs. Knight's room. Here she found the valiant old lady holding a wet towel before her face while she sought frantically through drawers and closets for something. "Come, granny: come! I will carry you down!" cried Mabel, tugging at her arm. "Go away, do!" grumbled Mrs. Knight from ber muflled lips. "I'm trying to flud Winkle's leash. The poor darling Is frightened to death!" Mabel saw that Granny's pet Pomera nian was shivering under ber arm. "Oh, granny; take blm as he Is. Don't wait' Why, yoa will be burned to denth !" begged the girl. "Go yourself. Nobody cares if do burn up!" retorted granny obstinately, bnt she caught her breath sharply. A big form dashed Into the room and gathered granny In his strong arms, Winkle and all. "Come, darling!" he shouted, and he wasn't talking to granny, either. Ma bel followed, only pausing to belp poor Mrs. Tillerby down the stairs. An hour afterward it was ail over. Tho fire was confined to the kitchen, and the boarders gathered on the grass and voted to camp out there nnder the maples until the house should be free from smoke once more. Dick Ashmore, who had carried off granny against her strong wishes, con tinued to go to apd fro, bringing va rious comforts from their room, nntll Mrs. Knight laid a trembling band on bis sooty shirt sleeve. '"Do stop this running about, Mr.- er. Pick," she said sharply. "You rs mind me so much of Mabel' father. She hesitated and coughed. "Mabel'i been .telllntr me some things, and some, how I'd rather like to have a masterful man about, and, well, Mabel, yoa need not bug me to death, and I declare Dick Asbmore, I do believe yon kissed me, sir! Everybody's looking on too, Well. I suppose we might as well an tiouuee the engagement that wayP And strong wilted granny stroked Winkle and rocked contentedly In bet own chair, which Dick bad brought from the piazza. "Why, ye, granny, dear, I told you I was going to." "And I told you It was In direct op position to my w ishes." "But granny, why do yon care? He he is very nice." faltered Mabel. "He Is a nobody, only private sec retary to Senator Bray. There's George Fenwiek ready to Jump if you only give blpi the opportunity." "Do you mean that you would rather I niorrie-i , George Fenwlck for his money than than Dick Asbmore, be cause I love him?" flared Mabel. "Love him, do you?" quavered Mrs. Knight wrtthfully. "Marry him. then, and go to the poor bouse, for you will never get one penny of my money!" Ehe arose and thumned ber cane a- Sept. 8 in American History. 18U3 ramous night attack on Fort Sumter. Charleston, by Federal marines and sailors. About 200 as sailants landed from boats on the beach and were repulsed at tus parapet 19CO Galveston devastated by a West India hurricane; 7,000 deaths and a property loss of $25,000,000. 1011-Dr. Thomas Dwlght. distinguish ed anatomist, who succeeded Dr. Oliver Wendell nolmes at liar vard, died; born 1S43. All the news all the time The Argua.