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THS KOCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, OCTOBEK 11, .1913.
THE ARGUS. f Pabushetl dally et Second ave- Sue. Rock Island. IIL (Entered at the xtotRc a second-class natter.) ii Hock Islaaa VmbcT at the Artoctatrd BV THE J. W. POTTER CO. T , TERM 5 Ten cents per week by car . Her. la Rock Island, E- Complaints of delivery eervtee snould gbs made to the circulation department, wMrh should also be notified In every jj Instance -where It Is desired to have a paper dlsccntlnued, as carriers Lave no fj authority In the premises. M All communications of argumentative 8 Character, political or religious, must fi t-.ave real nam attached for vubllca X tlon. No such articles will be prti.ti.J ever fictitious signatures. . Telephones !n all departments.' Cen - tral Union. Rock bland 115. 1145 and - till. (TR A 01 Z S jffig? C OUN C I life 20 Saturday, October 11, 1913. Why doesn't England try to get Us fighting suffragists into the game in Ulster? Again it Is about time for Mr. Beach- y to announce his permanent retire . ment from aviation for conscience's eaka. Ferhaps, after the world's series Is orer, we shall take enough interest p In the Balkans to ask what is going a on orer there. - The British home office let a hunger .Mttriker die in jail Just because he was .: a man. Will this hateful sex dis- Trimlnatlon never stop? pose, of-the government in operating that greatest of national convent ences, the post office, is not to make money but to serve the people, giving them all postal advantages at the lowest possible cost' It should, as a matter of sound business, be self sup porting, but that is all. If, therefore. there Is a surplus of several millions already from the parcel pos. it fol lows that the rate should be amended, either by reducing the present sone rate or by increasing the distance to which a package of given weight can be carried for a fixed sum. The parcel post is a project where in every patron, as near as may be, ge's full value for his coin. The Scotch alwsys were noted for their liberality. The lord provost of Glasgow fays he hopes we will ke?p - Mrs. Pankhurst when we get her. In order to make the country a present of those three new battle . Ships. President Wilson will have to . begin his Christinas shopping early. " . Carransa declares there can be no -'legal election In Mexico until it is at -'peace. But can Mexico ever have peace until there is a legal election? ; Now that Huerta has ceased to be " a candidate for president, perhaps some of the life insurance companies ' will be willing to do butlness with ' him. THEY CAS SHOOT STRAIGHT. The United States government prob ably spends more money for ammuni tion, for target practice in the navy per warship than any other govern ment, and the results more than jus tify the expenditure. We can boast that our gunners in the navy are bet ter marksmen than the gunners of any other navy In the world, for the scores prove it. This should be cause for great satisfaction, for which modern rapid fire guns expert marksmanship means that the modern naval battle would be short and sharp and the side that could land the most hit in the shortest time would be the most apt to win. When It Is considered that in the battle of Lake Erie, 100 years ago, which has Just been celebrated, it probably took five minutes at least to load and fire one of the cannons car ried on Perry's flagship, the perform ance of gunners on the battleship Ar kansas at the recent target practice seems almost unbelievable. The gunners of the Arkansas fired at a moving target five miles away from the vessel and with two 12-inch guns hit the target six times in 57 seconds. Three shots from each one of these monster guns inside of one minute is quick work, but it is still more wonderful that every shot hit the mark at a distance of five miles. How long could the most powerful battleship afloat stand up under such marksmanship? Our navy is not the largest in the world, but we have no reason to fear results if it should have to try conclusions with any other. The policy of awarding cash priaes, and substantial prises, too, to the gun ners who make the best scores in tar get practice has borne good fruit. - It has made every gunner do his best and has fostered a friendly rivalry among the men of the warships that has been of more benefit to the navy than the average citiaen imagines. The government's prosecutions of trusts wold have been even more "Tain if politicians had not yet learned to burn the records of campaign con- ' trlbutions. Anthony N. Brady, the traction and tobacco millionaire, who died a few weeks ago, left an estate estimated at rfom 170,000,000 to $100,000,000. Of this approximately $6,5o0.o00 was in rested in England,' and on this sum England has collected la per cent "death due." or $1,050,000. New York state collects only 4 per cent. Canadian figures showing emigration of Americans thither are unreliable because Canadians count every Amer ican going there, whether as a sight seer or a settler, an emigrant, and make no allowance for those who re turn to the states. Notwithstanding statistics show a total movement of 69, 000 Americans to the dominion last year, or 19 per cent fewer than in the year preceding. OT WILSON'S STYLE. President Wilson denies emphatical ly that he Is even Inclined to look on a democrat who will not support his currency measure as a rebel. The presiden says: "Of course I never said any such thing. It, is contrary bo. h to my thought and to my charac ter." The president we now have Is not Inclined to use the "big stick" in get ting legislation. He gets about hat he asks, but he Is using other methods. THE AE OF THK RAG. Verily this is the age of the rag. Down at St Louis this week everybody is wearing glad rags and the bands are playing them. Here's the program of the band concerts for one day: L. Leppe. "All Night Lonr" and THK HOMECRAFT OlE. In the homecraft course just lnstl tu'ed In the Wadleigh high school, New rork City, the attempt to meet practical demands in girls' education is seen at its bes according to of ficials of the United States bureau ot education. The homecraft course is for girls whose interest is in up-to- date home-making rather than in ad vanced literary or scientific study. The work is taken chiefly by studen who do not intend to go to college but who wish to make the best use of their time while in high school; and it is particularly recommended for those who expect to stay in school only two years or less. The course is both ."practical"' and "cultural." It answers the everyday reeds of girls who mean to be real home-keepers and it affords abundan opportunity for studies that are for enjoyment as well, as for work. - Do mestic science and domestic art, wi household arithmetic, study of voca tions, "clothing its care and remod eling," are prominent subjects the first year. Drawing, music, biology, Eng lish, and physical training are requir ed subjects, with current history, Enplish history and modern languages among the e!ective3. Latin and ad vanced mathematics are conspicuous by their absence. In the second year hygiene and sanitation are added to the require ments, and other studies may be chosen from a list which includes mil linery, household chemistry, European and American history, his'ory of women's work, arts and crafts, and modern languages. Household management, a required st.udy, is a feature of the third year of the course. Applied design and ap plied physics are among the subjects that may be selected by the students. In the fourth year the girls delve a little deeper into the philosophy of homecraft by means of a required Capital Comment BY CLYDE H. TAVENNEE Congressman from ths Fourttenth District. (Special Correspondence of The Argus.) Washington, D. C, Oct 9. One of i the most valuable services which Secretary of Agriculture Houston is rendering is that of popularizing the work of the de partment of agri culture. Until the new secretary took charge the work of the -department was largely buried - in reports written in words of five or more syllables. Previous adminis trations had felt this need ' of put ting - the depart ment' in closer touch with the great farming pop ulation of the country, and this CUYDE HL desire was evi- TAVENNER denced in the ser ies of popular and valuable "Farmers' Bulletins." But many of the most important activities of the department seldom appeared in these bulletins. More over, bulletins appcarea in popular form months and sometimes years af ter the government scientists had made important discoveries. The re sult has been that the department has been a mine for special newspaper and magazine writers, who have come upon these discoveries and put them in popular, readable form. Secretary Houston at once felt that the publication of the work of the de partment should not be left to this system of chance. Accordingly about two months ago he announced an in novation, and one which Is already proving of great value. The depart ment has undertaken the publication of a weekly newspaper, which Is mail ed to the department's crop corre spondents. There 13 usually a crop correspondent in each township of the United States. In this .newspaper week by week the department tells of its latest dis coveries and publications. Secretary Houston has become convinced that the farmers of the country generally are unaware of the great service which the department Is prepared to render to each one of them individually. Consequently, a new feature, or series of articles has begun In the weekly bulletin, describing the work of the many bureaus ot the department, and how each one can be called upon to serve Individual farmers. The first article in this series deals with the bureau of plant Industry, and the phase of Its work which deals with the control of plant diseases. For instance, If a farmer finds that some disease is affecting a crop and he is unaware of Its nature or Its cure, If there Is any, he may send specimens of his afflicted plants to the laboratory of plant pathology. Here the plants will be studied. If the cisease and its cure Is known, the farmer is apprised of the fact by a direct letter. It it is "an unknown dis ease, the laboratory undertakes study of it. Any farmer may send to this bur eau collections ot fungi found on his farm, and the experts will tell him which ones are edible mushrooms and which are poisonous . toadstools. This bureau also institutes quaran tines against plant diseases in other countries. Any fruit grower can write directly to this bureau and receive advice on the proper methods of curing fruit diseases. Often the department has cures for diseases believed incurable by most fruit growers. The department also stands ready to give personal advice on the care of forest trees, whether the inquirer be the forester in charge of thousands of shade trees in city parks, or a mill hand who has a single shade tree in his back yard. If the owner of even a single tree finds that tree rotting, he can write to the bureau ot plant industry and receive advice on how to act as his own tree's doctor. HENRT HOWLAND VlKfiL 1 LK.0 SEVEN STAGES HE IS GONE (St. Louis Times.) The colonel is off for South Africa, There, no doubt, he will tell the na tives of the greatness of the Amazon, the grandeur of the pampas. In gen eral, he will carry coals to Newcastle, just as he did when he visited Europe a year or so ago. The only fact his friends will great ly regret is that we may never know Just what South America thinks of the colonel. Just as we shall not care a straw what the colonel thinks of South America. When the only living authority on human existence went to Europe we were not slow in learning that Europe regarded the colonel as a good bit of a clown. But the people of South Amer ica, having Spanish blood in their veins, will be too polite to state ob viOus though unpleasant facts. They will doubtless permit the famous trav eler to depart from their midst with the delusion that he is a very wise and useful man. But these are trifles. What should really delight us is that we are to be permitted to flounder along for at least six months without our self-appointed oracle. For half a year we shall have to decide our ownmatters, without be ing able to Ask the Man. The Daily Story A SINGULAR MARRIAGE BY EDNA 0. TRASK.. O-pyrlgnted. "1 J. 6y Associatel Literary Bureaih My father died when I was nineteen, ! would take advantr.pe of the" legal Knoi mat was to re tiea Between us. As for me. 1 didn't open my mouth, but submitted to be led like a lamb to the LJL' t ' 1 isa A.WJLI v?4J us All ths world la graft. And all the people In It merely grafters whom nopea are set on public of flees. And one man In his time gets man)- snaps If he caa pull thel wire. At first thtl heeler Doing- the d!rty work! his boss lays out. And then h party! leader In his pre cinct. Delivering- the votel as he may think His Interests demand. And then appolnt-i ed A member of some board where he haa: power To rote on contracts and secure a raka-i off For his own profit. Then a member Of the state legisla ture, or perhaps A candidate for; mayor or for sher iff. Seeking to be "hon ored by ths people" And to spread his graft. And then on. Congreea He rocks his weather eye and pulls th strings Until, with polished manner and well-clothed He stands before the public as a "states man" And works the mile age racket and gets In on the ground floor when blgi deals are planned By Wall street gentlemen. next. Where, dignified, he dozes at his desk And dreams of pub lic lands which he may usa fjTo benefit .himself or i751 let his friends K-jHave for their prl- leaving me a fortune. He had made It by building up a business In which be was much interested and always re gretted that I had. not been born a boy that I might -succeed him in Its management' Since that Could not be he made arrangements before his death for the succession, but left the greater part of the stock of the com pany to me. At the time of his death his lawyer, Mr. Crocker, who was also his most lntimste friend, was abroad, but was expected home within a few weeks. Nevertheless my father had named Mr. Crocker to be my guardian. Mr. Crocker was taken HI abroad and was a long while regaining- his health. Not considering himself fitted for business, he remained away nearly a year longer than had been expected. One morning' Immediately after his in Lira i?3 The Senate postof- once more. Last graft vate gain. flies He hands around to those he thinks may help liim when the "grateful people" are Im plored To "honor him" of all. A public sinecure) somewhere for life, When he's too old to mingle with the boys, Bo he may still keep one hand In the crib And sink down through the unre lenting years Eans work, sans care, sans everything but graft. Chinese Study American Forest Methods David Z. T. Tul, formerly secretary to the vice president of the Chinese re public, is now traveling in this coun try to learn modern methods for adop tion in China. He is at present in charge of the lecture board of the Chi nese Y. M. C. A., which is in close touch with the new government and is aiding in putting into effect an educa tional campaign for the citizenship of the republic. While in Washington recently Mr. .Yui spent some time investigating the work of the forest service, in order that he might find out whether its organization and methods would be of value to the newly created depart' ment ' of agriculture and forestry in China. In speaking of this part of his work, Mr. Yui said: "In the matter of forest conserva tion the United States profited much by looking upon the disasters which were the result of the Chinese neglect or forestry. This was a great warn ing. Now we wish to profit by the improved methods of forestry which thi United States has discovered and applied." Pame Is like the cake of soap the baby wants. It may not be altogether lovely when you get It. A smile fits well on almost any kind of a face. Some men base their claims for the possession of wisdom upon the mere fact that their pockets never were picked. When Adam woke up after the ex traction of his rib he probably found Eve carefully feeling of her back hair. His Ststus. Mrs. Honk Colonel Hook is a con gressman at large, isn't he? Honk Te. They haven't arrested him yet Puck. "The Young Lady Across the Way' "Somebody's Coming to My House;" " eiuweucy. i ney may Goldman. -Mammy Jinny's Jubilee" a1.60 regale thenwelTei with a number and -Tak Ma to That Suwanee vl ,m"e B,Brett stuaies, eucn as Shore;" Geisellman, "He Wants Some : One to Call Him Papa" and "Good-4 - Night, Nurse;" Seymour, "You're My Baby" and "That Old Girl of Mine;" i Chrietman. "Moonlight Bay" and "Mid- - Eight Choo-Choo." Shades of the muse of music! Into what base uses has the art divine degenerated! PAaTFt rotT A MOXET MAKER. Though the parcel post system has .- ben in operation only nine months Its success has exceeded the most , sanguine expectations ot enthusiasts. , From the first it has been a paying t institution, and now it Is said that tC there w!tl be a surplurs of at least 110.000.000 as a result of the first year's operation. .. This la very well, but there is also .another point to be considered, and . that Is the great convenience which . It has proved to the public as a whole. While to some extent it might cut off the business of express companies. particularly In small packages. It haa made business of Its own. Parties who never before thought of sending . packages to friends on account cf the Fundamcn'als of lepal procedure; Physiology, bacteriology, and sanita tion; household design and decor ation. Throughout the course the emphasis Is on applied, rather than theoretical knowledge; and the work Is so ar ranged that regardless of whether a girl completes the four-year course oi leaves before she finishes she has ac quired a fund of workable Ideas ot direct value to -her In the immediate problems of her life. At the game time the course is not narrowing. Girls who take it may. if they desire, elect some of the more usual studies from the regular high school courses. Furthermore, they are prepared to meet the admission requirement of the Columbia University School of Household Arts and similar higher in stitutions for young women. Whist Whist undoubtedly is derlv Pit frnm the. old game of trumps, which has a purely English lineage. There is no record ot the origin of this time nor of Us development Into ruff and hon ors, which was the parent cf whist expense and trouble involved, now; The earliest reference to it is believed. are frequent shippers since the goods to be in a sermon of Latimer about can pe delivered to ue pos man or.iae year is.'s. ine name probably is .J postoffioe and shipped at a cost which seem merely nominal. Also It may be said that the pur- derived from the "hist" or "silence"' which close attention to play demands of the players. ID v wj m iM u i 9 ' " r "ONE IS A CLERGYMAN, . ' EXPLAINED. MR. CROCKER MERE OPINION. Rather pangerous. "Yes," said the great actress, "when I play the part of Cleopatra I feel that I really am the Egyptian queen." "And do you feel that way with oth er parts?" "Always. I forget myself complete ly. I become the character I am por traying." "Say, I'd hate to be the leading man with you playing Lucretia Borgia if there was a tea-drinking scene in the piece." Her Conclusion. "Do you think your father has any idea that I have serious intentions con cerning you?" "I heard him telling mother the oth er day that he didn't think it would cost any more to have you at the table regularly than It does for me to feed you from the pantry shelves every night" Serious for Him. "What's the matter? You look as If something disagreeable had happen ed." "I fell asleep," the rising young law yer answered, "and dreamed that ev erybody in the world had become hon est Never in my life have I had a dream that seemed more real or was more vivid. I 'woke up in a cold sweat" yonr The Better Way. "Were you satisfied with oncle's will?" "Entirely. I took the precaution to become the attorney In the case." Man. Man Is naught but a lump of clay Otfted with hopes and fears. And woman can moid him any old way When she softens htm with her tears. The Poors Wisdom. The wisdom that comes from the mouth of a foci oniy emphasizes his foolishness. We asked the young lady across the way if she approved cf the con tinental Sunday and she said she occasionally took some cf those fancy Uaaa bm baUcved aha Ukad old-fashioned ice cream soda best oi alL He Be mine and yon will make me the bappievt man in tbe world. Sb I'ra very sorry, but unfortntiately I want to be happy myself Boston Transcript Evil counsel Is swift In Its march. Plutarch. . arrival I received a telephone message from him to come to his office at once. It was then 11 o'clock, and I promised him that I would be there within a quarter of an hour. The moment I arrived he took me luto his private office and shut the door. "Are you engaged to be married?" he asked quickly. -rNo'v t ; -. v . "Is there'. any yoiinj? man whom you would like to marry?" "No. Why do you ask these ques tions?", ' The extension of my trip abroad has turned awry your father's Intentions for you. He had no faith in a woman's ability to manage property and ap pointed me your guardian till you reach the age of twenty-one years, or tfie 21st day of November, which is to day. He also willed that If you mar ried with my approval of your hus band your fortune was to be turned over to yon. If you were not so mar ried by noon today the estate was to be kept In the business, you to receive $100 a month from it, the principal to be ultimately used to found an In stitution to bear tbe testator's name." Great heavens a hundred dollars a month! I had been u-fcd to spending more than that for pin money. "What shall I do?" I cried. "I know no one I wish to marry or who wishes to marry me." "I think I can save your property to you by formally complying with the provisions laid down. You can marry, but need not live with your husbnnd and in time get a divorce. These per sons who try to tie up property after their death usunlly make a mess of It I have had only an hour in which to act. for I did not read the will till I came to tbe office an hour ago, but I have already made an arrangement by which you may be married at once. There is now waiting in another room a man who will marry you. with the understanding that the marriage Is merely to conform to the law. If you don't care to live with him" "Care to live with him! Of course I won't care to live with him!" I ex claimed. . "In that case, in due time I will see that you secure a divorce." "Why does the man consent to marry me?" "I will see that he doesn't suffer by the transaction that is." he added. In case he does not fall In love with his wife." "Let me see him," I moaned. "No. I don't wish to see him. I am to msrry him to evade the law. I don't care who or what he is." "Your decision? queried Mr. Crocker. "On the terms." was my reply, "I'll msrry Old Nick." A tnp on a tei! brought an attendant and Mr. Crocker directed him to sum mon the two gentlemen in the outer room. x "Oh, heavens!" I exclaimed. "Are . i. . . . i ... turre iwo oi mem : "One is a clergyman," Mr. Crocker explained, with a faint smile. The moment tbey entered I stared at the groom to be. I gave a sigh of re lief, for in esse anything should go wrong I felt that I might have every confidence In him. He did not show the same eager curiosity in me that I had for him. looking at me with a re assuring smile. Mr. Crocker introduced him. but I did not bear his name or tbe complimentary things that were said about him. All tbe young man said wss that be would to happy to help me out of a difficulty and that I seed not fear for a moment that be slaughter. In order to keep op appearances that is, to avoid a swoon or a breakdown-of some kind during the cere money I exercised iny will power to fancy that I was a happy bride, marry ing the man of my choice. I got'on tolerably well till I heard the words "man and wife;" then things besran to grow confused about me. and I knew nothing more till I found myself lying on an office lounge, looking np Into the most sympathetic, kindly, loving yes, it was loving face I ever saw. Then I heard persons leavlnjr the room, and presently all was still. I judged that I was alone with ry le gal husband. "Poor child !" "I hope." I said, "that yon don't con sider my breaking down In this way any want of compliment to you. It was the suddenness of it the the" I was stalled. "It would be very foolish In me," h said, "to consider my individuality ot any Importance whatever in the mat ter. I am simply that legal party, Mr. John Doe. who Is constantly disputing with Richard Hoe. You. being a wom an, can't lo Richard Roe. I suppose, however, you might be Richards Roe. But we need never have any of the legal squabbles of these two ancient and honorable parties, for we are not to be together, and you can rely on Mr. Crocker to get you out of It without any trouble whatever. I see no neces sity of your glvinc "p your maiden name except in siunlnsr documents. This legal condition need not last a year, I am sure, and will he scarcely a ripple on the surface of your life." "You are very nice about It. snd I have every confidence In you. How did Mr. Crocker come to select you for the purpose?" "I am under great obligations to your late father." "You! Under obligations to papa!" "Yes. Fifteen years ago. when I was" a boy, he took me into his business and advanced me till at the time of his death I was his principal mnnager." "You are not Edward Keaue?" "I am." How singular! I was married to Ed ward Keane. Ten years before a youns man of twenty had come one day to the house from my father's of fice with n message for him. I was then a girl of ten and saw him hut a few moments. Since then I had heard of Edward Keane. whom my father was intending to place at the head of his business whon he should leave it. The young man had been to the house n number of times since, but I had al ways been away, cither nt school or visiting, nt the. time of his coming. I was lost In wonder at this happenlnR and was tongue tlfd. Presently I nsk. ed him if the marriage was the carry ing out of a plan laid by my father bo fore bis death. "I only know." he replied, "that not two hours ago Mr. Crocker summoned me here in great haste and told me that my benefactor's daughter must be married before noon or lose her. in heritance, ne asked me if I would consent to be a legal husband till the property could be turned over to you and would pledge myself to leave yon free and consent to a divorce at any time yon desired. I told him that I would do anything. In my power for your father's daughter. Besides, I have seen you once or twice when yon have not seen,' or perhaps have not noticed, me." "And you did not marry me for a for a consideration?"' "Yes; the consideration of being of service to you." We chatted some time longer, when my husband prepared to call in Mr. Crocker and ask him for a full state ment of the case. He came and told us thRt It was my father's wish that I should marry Edward Keane. My fa- I ther had stipulated that I was to do so or the provision already statod was to be enforced. Mr. Crocker was ro lled on to make this match, if possible. His failure to return as soon as ex pected came very near cOHtinjj me a fortune. When he found that he must act t once hedid so with bin accus tomed rapidity and talent for manage ment He had married me as ray fa ther desired, and It remained wltlv me and my husband whether we should make the marriage rent as well as le jral. After giving ns this explanation he retired, leaving us again alone to gether. "What shall we do?" I remarked, as much to myself as to him.' ' "You can do nothlnjr, unless I axle you to be my wife till death do ns part, as your father desired. - Will you?" We remained together where we were for an hour longer. At, first I was disposed to put off a decision, but before we left I had consented. There was nothing more to do but mske an announcement: of our marriage and go' on our wcddlnz journey. Oct. 11 in American History. JS0O-'ibe Prince of Wales Hate Ed Ward VlII.l. on a tour through Can ids and tbe United States, arrived In New lork. Tbe prince, wbe was known as Baron Renfrew, wal then nineteen yesirs old. 1865 President Andrew Johnson or dered tbe release of all captive of ficials of the former Confederacy except Jefferson Davis. 1S!K Dangbters of the American Rev olution organized. 1003-Coionel Richard Henry Saves, soldier, author, traveler and scien tlstled; born 1S4C1. All the news all the time The Arpis.