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V THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER T3, I3IS. 8 r 1 r-.. THE ARGUS. t Published daily at 124 Swond -ave-tiu Rock Inland. Til. (Entered t the potoff)ce second-class matter.) Keck Isleae Member f the' A oriatesl BY'THE J. W. POTTER CO. TERMS Ten eentpcr week by car rler. In Rock Island. Complaints of delivery Verv-lre should h mad to th circulation department, whlfh should alo he notified In every Instance where It I delred to have paper discontinued,. a carriers have no Y e authority In ths premises. Alt communications of argumentative character, political or religious, must hava real name attached for puhlica ( tlon. No surh articles wiilbe printed over fictitious slarstures. Telephones In all departments. Cen- tral Union. Rock Island 146, 1145 and Wednesday, October 29, 1913. Don't let your courage faJl. There will be more installments of Indian summer. The English minister to Mexico is Cowdray Cardin. No wonder he sides with Huerta. It looks as if the courts would know coaslderable law after Harry Thaw gets through win Uieni. England, France and Germany are now waiting for the word from the United States in the Mexican sl'uation and the word will be satisfactory. A cane which Lafayette lost in this country In 1824 has been recovered. It usually takes about that length of time to find a lost article when you don't advertise V. Weeds have been called plants mis understood. The Kansas difference on the value of the Russian thlsUe re calls the fact that cotton was once con sidered a vagraot growth without a commercial use. In 18D8 the Oregon steamed 13,800 miles to get from the Pacific to the Atlantic, where she was needei. The Panama canal will cut the distance to 4.600 miles. Tim is money, and in war It is more, too. President Wilson holds that mor ality and'not expediency Is the prin ciple to he observed by the I'ni'ed States in Its guardianship of the fam ily of nations cu Oils continent, but he does nut say he will hesitate to f'gbt if necessary for that morality. Pullman conductors and porters have formed a union lu order, as they state, to Improve the service to the public. If they compel the corporation that hires them, rather than the trav el'ug public, to pay them a decent wage It will be a step In the right direction. Statistics show a constant advance In wages both in American and Euro pean workshops, but it has not kept f pace with the advance 1n the cost of : living. There has been some oompen- atory equivalent, however, la the re duced hours of labor, and there Is good reason for believing that In the near 4 future the cost of the great staples upon which men subsist will be ma terially lessened. " ATTA His thi: ixcomk tT. Loud and 'vehement are crltka of the income tax who feel the . hoe pinching them. The feature of the law taxing Income, at their source Is mos: bltter.y assailed. "It can't work- and "it will have to be changed," law yers for large interests are asserting. It is usually impossible to start a new thing and have it work without some friction. But It will never do to abandon the at-the-source feature of the law. In a single year, without increasing the In- come tax rates at all. England in - creasea ner income tax revenues ju per ceni merely oy amenaing tne law to provide collection or me, tax at the source. Privilege, succeeding in repealing this feature of the act, would save to Itself 30 per cent of the tax It now will have to pay. mn.r the statk ix rkmoyio t NDF.$rRABI.K3. Sta'e's Attorney Floyd E. Thompson needs help in ridding the city of un desirables. He requires evidence In the prosecution of property holders tinder indictment for resting premises owned by them for Immoral purposes. The cases In point involve the much complained of, and so called black belt district. The last grand jury went as far as it could in returning indictments against certain people who rent their property to undesirables, mainly of the colored population, for disreputable purposes. State's Attorney Thompson is willing to go as far as he can, in prosecutions under the indictment, but no convic tion can be had without evidence. That there is evidence to be had there is not reasonable ground for doubt. If he cannot get it otherwise the state's attorney is willing to do as he did In the Camp Joy rendezvous and go oul and search for it. In this purpose he is entitled to the cooperation and aid of those who arJ la a position to render information, and if be 1 given the assistance ha deserves. It Is believed he will rid the Ctt of udeelrables. He mur, a,ra feeln an! those who have with abundant, reason complain ed, can help him if they will. IS HERE TO STAY. It is rery evident that the progres sive movement was not organized merely to oust President Taft or en. compass some slight 'changes in the rules governing - republican national conventions. It ' is here to stay and supplant the' republican party just as the early republican part; supplanted the whigs. "No amalgamation, no quarter asked or given," is the answer of the pro gressive state organization in Illinois to the preliminary harmony conference of progressives and republican legis lators held in Springfield during the state fair, shouts the party organ. The official reply of the progres sives came at a roundup of the party leaders from the Cairo congressional district held at Duquoin under the au thority of the reorganized progressive state commlt'ee. It was tie first of a series to be held in strategical politi cal centers in each of the main dt vlsicns of the state, and unless signs fail the action taken in Duquoin will he followed all through the state, cul mlna'ing probably In a state conven tion at which the edict will go out that if there Is to be any amalgamation it wT.l have to be a free will proposition j on the part of the republicans and that the republicans will have to come Into camp 'and accept the progressive platform. The progressives threaten to start a nominee for congress in each of the 25 districts of the state, a single nominee for the Illinois houfe of rrpresenta- ties in each of the SI senatorial dis tricts, and a nominee for the state senate in each of the 26 d.stricts which elect in November of next, year, and also- a candidate for United States sena'or. KIKK 11 E. HI) OK MR. PAXKHtKUTt Columns have been printed in the English and American newspapers about the doingr and personalities of Mrs. 'Emmeline PaukhurBt, the mili tant suffraget leader now in the Unit ed States, and her two daughters, Chriatabel and Sylvia, oae of whom is in exile In France anJ the other on a hunger strike In Hollow-ay jail, but hitherto not a line has been printed about Dr. Pankhurst, the late husband of the militant leeder. Dr. Pankhurst, who was a Londoner, graduated from Owens college, Man chester, and afterwan! received sev eral degrees from London university. He was called to the bar in 1867 and Joined the northern circuit. The aoc tor was an indefatigable lecturer atd delivered many addresses on legal, social and political questions. He was a progressive politician, was active In the cause of popular education and woman suffrage and took up the home ruH movement in 1873. Dr. Pankhurst wr.s a busy and en ergetic man. He was a member of the Manchester Chamber of Com merce for 34 years, and during that time was continually on the platform advocating reforms of various kinds. One of these was a reform of patent laws, over which he made a strong fijht. He was an active worker for the promotion of social science and acted as arbitrator in several trade disputes. Although the doctor was prominent in advocating reforms and was in the limelight constantly, his efforts were not appreciated by his political friends. He ran for parliament as a liberal in Manchester In 18S3 and In Rotherhithe in 1S86, and each time he was beaten, lie became tired of what he called the "plutocratic parties' and contested Gorton as a labor candidate, but was again unsuccessful. He died in 1S98. In regard to the personality of Dr. Pankhurst, one who occasionally met !hlm in Manchester when he prac- tlced as a chancery barrister and con- ,ributed radical articles to the Man- Chester Examiner, before he became j converted to socialism, says he was 1 a frail little man, with weak eyes, a rdolh ,bpard- a voice and a neurotic manner. He , flliav taI1(P -nd a9 always terribly in earnest. He was apparently Incapable of a Joke. if WIRE SPARKS jl Colon Llndley.M. Garrison, United States secretary of war. arrived on lboard the gteamship Colon and was , met by Coionel Uoethala. The party ; boarde(i a traln for Culebra. Washington Millionaires who own yt, an(j brought suit over the Payne-Aldrich tariff on foreign-built vessels will be given an early hearing by the supreme court. By request of the government the cases were ad vanced to the first Monday in January. C. K. C. Billings is one of those test leg the legality of the tax. Seattle The first commercial mes sage handled by wireless between America and Asia w as transmitted Oct. 27 from the United States army signal corps station at Nome, Alaska, to the Russian station at Anadyr, Siberia. It was a government message from St. Petersburg to Commander WilkiUky, discoverer of land in the arctic: Kansas City, Mo. Suit by Joseph Shewalter of Independence against Senator James A. Reed, David R. Fran cis and H. M. Rubey. formerly demo cratic state chairman, asking $150,000 damages for alleged conspiracy to de feat his nomination for the United States senate, was dismissed in the county court because cf lack of evi dence. Trenton. N. J. Leon R. Taylor, speaker, of the assembly, was sworn In as acting governor in piece of James W. Fialder, democratic gubernatorial candidate, who resigned to comply with the constitutional provision pro hibiting a governor from serving two terms in succession. TAVENNER, THE WORKER (Ellsha Hanson, Washington Corre-, spondent of Lee Syndicate.) Representative Tavenner of Illinois has won the first round in his fight to have the government manufacture its ammunition. Turned down by the chairman of the house committee on appropriations, Representative Fitzgerald of New York, Mr. Tavenner has secured a promise from Representative nay oi Virginia, chairman of the military af fairs committee, to give him a hearing before his committee when the mili tary appropriation bill is considered next session. Much of tue appropriat ing for ammunition purposes is done through the military committee, thoueh in special cases it is handled by the appropriations committee in the sundry civil bill. Mr. Tavenner's effdrt to get the gov eminent to manufacture Its ammunt tion at the Rock Island arsenal, has stirred congressmen representing dis tricts in which other arsenals are located to Introduce hills approprlat ing money to install ammunition plants in each of them. Mr. Tavenner has the edge on all of them, however, as there are over SOU acres at Kocs isiana available now for any purpose the gov ernment sees fit and there is also all the power necessary for all the manu facturing that the government can ever hope to co. Congressman ta- munds of Philadelphia this week in troduced a bill appropriating $500,000 for additional shops at the Frankfort arsenal. Of this. $155,000 Is for addi tional property; $200,000 for addition al machinery; $40,000 for construc tion of additional structures for fire protection and-$140,000 for construc tion of new shops. Any further exten sion of the Frankfort arsenal means the purchase of some of the most FOREST Canada cuts about 2,000,000 cords of pulp wood annually, about half of which is exported for manufacture in the United States. There are 55 oaks in the United States, about evenly divided between the east and the west The eastern species and particularly white oaks are the most iluable. The bureau of forestry of the Phil ippine Islands will send tropical tim bers to the United Stated forest serv ice so that their suitability for fine furniture veneers may be ascertained. Wood block paving, tried and dis carded in many cities of the United States 30 years ago, is now coming back into marked favor, .due to im proved methods of treating and hand ling the blocks. German foresters are experiment ing with Douglas fir from the United States trying to find a variety which will combine the fast-growing quality of the Pacific coast fir and the hardi ness of the Rocky mountain fir. Though at one time in the early his tory of the country an average of 6,000 maple trees were destroyed in stands near the top of the list of fur clearing the ordinary New York or Pennsylvania farm, maple is today, according to the department of agri culture, one of the most widely used and valuable native hardwoods. A bulletin on the uses of maple, just issued by the department, states that the wood finds place in an enormous number of articles in dally use," from rolling pins t pianos and organs. It is one of the best woods for flooring, and is always a favorite material for the floors of roller skating rinks and bowling alleys. It leads all other woods as a material for shoe lasts. the demand for which in Massachu setts alone exceeds 13,000,000 board 'The Young Lady young iaay across tie way says she saw the moving pictures of Quo Vadis the oUier day and couldn't tee but what they worked just as well as uie ones mat were taken but yeeter valuable real estate in and about Philadelphia at a tremendous figure. Increase of faculties at Rock Island means that the money spent coes not go Into real estate but into . increased facilities only. , Although Mr. Tavenner may lose out In his fight during tha present congress, his proposition Is bound to be adopted by the government event ually, for the American people will not continue to submit to 33 13 per cent profit for the ammunition trut many years more. Mr. Hay apparently real izes this and will do all in his power to hasten the day of government man ufacture. , (Carthage Republican.) The long weary session of congress has caused considerable absenteeism from the house and one day last week there were so few members present that it was ncessary to cause the ar rest of absentees to transact business. Among the few who were on hand was Congressman Clyde H. Tavenner of this district, who has been pres ent at every session. He had Intended returning to this district 'on urgent business, but in view of the import ant legislation before congress, he decided to take no chances on leav ing Washington. Not only is Mr. Tav enner attending strictly to business, in the interest of his constituency, but he is weekly sending to hundreds of newspapers letters informing the people upon every phase of public questions. His information is such as is not obtained from the usual news paper or official reports, but is largely the result of personal investigation by Mr. Tavenner, made in the Interest of the people, in addition to his duties as congressman. Congressman Tavenner is the busi est man in Washington. NOTES board feet annually. Sugar maple niture woods in this country. The so-called "birds-eye" effect, the depart ment explains, is probably due to buds which for some reason can not force their way through the bark, but which remain just beneath it year af ter year. The young wood is disturb ed each succeeding season by the presence of the bud and grows around it in fantastic forms which are exposed when'' the saw cuts through the ab normal growth. Maple, the depart ment goes on to say, is one of the chief - woods used for agricultural im plements and farm machinery, being so employed because of its strength and hardness. All kinds cf wooden ware are made of maple, which holds important rank also in the manufac ture of shuttles, spools and bobbins. It competes with black gum for first place in the manufacture of rollers of many kinds,, from those employed in house moving to the less massive ones used on lawn mowers. Athletic goods, school supplies, brush backs, pulleys, type cases and crutches are a few of the other articles for which maple is in demand. Seven species of maple grow in the United, of which sugar maple, sometimes called hard maple, is the most Important The total cut of maple in the United States annually amounts to about 1,150,000, 000 feet Nearly cml.iElf is pro duced by Michigan, with Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New York and West Virginia following in the order named. Sugar maple, says the department is in little danger of disappearing from the American forests, for it is a strong, vigorous, aggressive tree, and though not a fast grower is able to hold Its own. In Michigan it is not unusual for maple to take possession of land from which pine or hardwoods have been cut clean, and from New Eng land westward through the lake states and southward to the Ohio and Poto mac rivers few other species are often, er seen in woodlots. Across the Way" day. HENRT HOWLAND VThen Doris runs to meet ma I raise no Joyous cries, Nor linger with her, looking Down gladly In her eyes; I have no love for Doris, Though others give her praise, Z do not like her features And I abhor her ways. Ms' love la not for Doris, Tet when my work Is dona, " And I go home, she always Approaches on the run: Eh never falls to meet i me. And never seems to cars. That I neglect to gladly Rush to greet her there. When Doris runs to meet ma, A sadness fills my heart; I'm always gladder, gayer, - When we are far apart: Her nose Is tilted upward. Her under Hp Is full Part terrier is Doris, The other part la bull. CANDID OPINION. Some neode think so much of them selves that they have no time to think v about what other people may think of them. A woman's brain declines In weight after she is thirty years of age, but some old widowers are the most light headed people In the world. The man who works hard all day and goes home at night to be told that he is a poor stick and a failure beeause somebody else gets a larger salary than he, may keep right on saying the old bachelor isn't half a. man, but people don't always say what they think. When a woman suffers in silence it is because there is nobody around to be scolded. Some men who were born for great things didn't get them becauso their wives couldn't believe it. ALL HE KNEW ABOUT IT. The jrige called the next case and said to a tramp who was ushered In: "W here were you born?" "Sir!" said the tramp. "Where were you born" "Yer honor, I was born where me mother use ter live." The Place for Her. "Papa," said little Percy, "why doesn't mamma travel with the cir cus?" "Why?" Mr. Hen peck aaked; what could she do In a circus?" "She rr,!gb4. be tbe strong woman. I heard her telling grandma the other day that she could wind you around her little finger just as easy as noth ing." Approved. "How," asked bis wife, who had been too ill to go to bcurch, "did you like the sermon this morning, Wil liam?" "I enjoyed it very much," he re plied. "The preacher was seised with a violent coughing spell Just after he started on It and had to end the serv ice by motioning the choir to sing the doxology." The Paths of Glory. The bcaat of heraldry, the pomp of pow er. Tbe knlsht's hl-h courage and the lead er's will Await alike tbe Inevitable hour: The paths of glory lead to vo-de-vtlle. Cruel Girl. Tour pleading," she said, after he bad asked her for the sixth time to be his wife, "reminds me of a tin rooster on top of a barn." "Why?" "It's all vatn.- Not a Thing. The good dog that is given a bad name hasn't anything oo the sedate, sensible girl who gets the reputation oX being a Cirt Matrimony! There I a man whose wife makes him get up so often to hunt burglars tbat be says he Is golnc to let her get a divorce and marry a night watchman. Washington Star. He scolds best tbat can hurt the leastDanjb Proverb. ? ji m 1 1 li m i nun ITS The Daily Story ZIGZAG TRAIL BY CLARISSA MACKIE. Copyrighted, 1913, by Associated Literary Bureau. . "She came out of Cox's store, got on her pony and went a-kiting for the west bank of the crick. . I follered her a little ways, thinking she was a ten derfoot, and I'll be blamed if she didn't turn spang into Zigzag trail and disap pear T Hamp Tctlow looked around at his companions gathered about the mess table In the bunk bouse at the Twin Star ranch. "Zigzag trail, eh?" repeated Jink Prale. helping himself to another hot biscuit Yes.' "Hove yon ever traveled that devious route?" pursued Jink in his deliberate way. "No. but I've heard tell that since the landslide there ain't footing there for man or benst." - "No more there ain't," returned Jink, buttering his ninth hot biscuit "That's why I reckoned you was dreaming when you said you saw a girl aud pony disappear down the trail." "It was bright moonlight and I saw her plain as day," returned Hamp, un disturbed by Jink's skepticism. "Be sides. I vrcut back to tbe store and asked Dan Cox who she was" "Ar.d who Is she?" demanded a dozen eager voices. "Dan said ho didn't know; said she never asked for mail, and that, al though she bought plenty of supplies from hlin. he didn't know any more about her than he did at first Been around these parts about four weeks, Dan says." Hamp Tetlow might have continued to discourse upon bis chance encounter with the strange girl, but his compan ions were more interested in discuss ing the approaching roundup than lis tening to him. Ferhaps he would have risked their ridicule and described the singular "binds up!" caub a sharp votes. beauty of the girl, but he hnd little Jesiri to talk to empty air and pres ently forgot the stranger. On man among those at the table llsteced to Hamp's story, and because he was new to the country Rob Deer liifl asked questions about Zlgzaj trail. Jln'-t Prole answered the questions readily and went so rr as to tell the newcomer that somewhere along the abandoned trail was the tumbledown cottage of a sheep herder, who had left the country at the time when cat tle hid crowded the sheep from the range. The next day Bob Deerlng was sent In search of a lost steer. His search led him down the west bank of Red Spider creek, and eventu ally bp came to the point where there were Prices of an old trail that zig zagged down the canyon and disap peared In a heap of broken rocks and earth. "Zigzug trail:" lie .exclaimed, bend ing doflu to examine the grans grown way. His teti years of cattle ranching since college iays had made the signs of earth anl sky as an open book to him. For the trained eye there was much to be read in the old trail. "The Icat critter went this way." mused Boh. "and the girl goes this way too. Why? There isn't a blamed thing on tbU trill except tbe but I have Jink's word for that so tbe girl muttt have been hound for the but "I scent a mystery, aud. as duty calls me to hunt fur the stray critter, here gocsT' Bob Deerlng left bis horse and scram bled along the trail tbat zigzagged among the rocks in tbe most puzzling manner. So Intricate were its wind ings that Bob presently fouud himself scrambling on to the main trail again and staring his horse In the face. "Daniel. If you laugh at me I'll sen you to a soap factory!" iwnted Bob as Daniel resumed his nipping of tbe way lide grass. "I've certainly got to gf-t en to the right trail if it takes mc all day. i missed a turn somewhere." Bob turned about and once mom scrambled along the trail. At an es shaped rock be paused and studied the ground, and then, plunging through a thicket of mesquite. be found himself on a well worn trail that circled tbe shoulder of tbe hill and gradually led upward. Occasionally he stooped to study the ground, and each pause only strength ened bis tellef that.be was on tbe right trail of ti e lost steer. "Hands up!" came a sharp voice, and Instinctively Cols bands went over his head with quick discretion. When he could discover lie source tf the unexpected holdup ou Zigzag trail Bob found himself confronting a beautiful dark eyed young woman, who leveled a pittol at him with each steady hand. She was the most beautiful creatnri he had ever seen; Bob was sure of that jet black hair waving about shell pink ears, creamy skin, a pair of wonderful eyes, sometimes black, oc casionally almost green. She wore a riding skirt of khaki and a whit shirt waist. Her head was bare. "Well." asked Bob pleasantly, "is it my money or ray life?" Tbe girl laughed nervously, and then tears filled ber eyes. "It's neither one. If yon will only go away." she answered in a pleading tone. "Of course, if you wish It only I am looking for a stray steer. Perhaps you have seen such a one. It has the twin star brand" He stopped short for the girl's faro had turned scarU't an then white. The hands that held the guns wavered. "I've seen It." she said at last in a rather shaky voice. "Where Is It?" he asked quickly. The girl's face went very white, ami she leaned against a tree for support, the pistols hanging limply from ber hands. "It's-dend!" she said at last. "Dead?" he echoed, puzzled by her agitation. "We killed It We needed it for food. I suppose we will hang for It." ' she said, with a desperate attempt at calmness, nithongh Bob could seo that she was panic stricken. He sat down on a stone and clasped his sun browned hands around hla knee. Ills broad bat lay on th ground, and the wind ruffled his crisp, fair hair. "1 hope yon will pardon me. I'm I not a bit curious, but I cau see tbat you are in trouble of some sort. This Is a lonesome country to be in when old man Trouble hikes along, so per haps I can help you ont Von may , place perfect confidence in me." The girl studied bis face with her wonderful, changing eyes. Then, with a little catch of the breath, she said: "If I tell you you must never betray my confidence." "You may trust me." said Bob. The girl drew a sharp breath. "My father lies hidden In tbe hut yonder. He is a fugitive from Justice. He killed a man. I came with him!" Bob smothered an exclamation. "What can I do to help you?" ho asked quickly. "Keep every one away and help m to get some supplies. "Father is almost crazy with grief and remorse, and he is anxious to return and give himself up; but" she ended fiercely. "I have told him he must not now! In the eyes of God he is Innocent and be should not bo punished!"" "Thank you for the confidence yoti repose in me. I will do what I can t keep others aWay. Give me a Ifct of tblugs'yon need, and 1 will puck them here tonight." Fifteen minutes later Bob Deerlng mounted his patient horse and sped about his business for the Red Star ranch. After supper that night he rode over to Red Spider postofflce and astonish ed Dan Cox by purchasing a large quantity of supplies, including soma fine cigars and a number of magazines and newspapers. Bob read the papers while he waited for his packages, and wben he finally turned into the trail alonjr the creek bis face was a study of mingled pleas ure and regret. The trip along Zigzag trail In the moonlight with his supplies for the needy strangers, was no easy matter, and Bob was quite breathless when haT reached tbe sheep herder's hut "Good news. Miss Ureyson." be said after he had received her thanks and those of her aged, careworn father. "Good news for us?" sbe asked in credulously. He nodded and. pulling a newspaper from his pocket, beld it to the light streaming from the door war and read a paragraph that turned the current of their lives. It appeared that the man whom James Grey sea had struck In self de fense bad recovered and every effort was being made to discover tbe where abouts of the missing financier and bis beautiful Daughter. Boh Deerlng shared In their rejoic ing, and It was be who helped them get away. When they parted James Greyson beld the young man's hand in bis. "The best ranch In the Country for yon whenever you say the word. Deer lng. Mayle you'll be getting married some day and settle down." t, "Mayho." said Bob dreamily, for he was holding Helens hand In bis. "Maybe"- His eyes met the splendid ones of tbe girl be had learned to kive, and be read In tbeiu tbat there was no un certainty before him. He would be married some day, and to her! And Hamp Tetlow never guessed why it was that Bob Deeriog rlct- ' named Win "Cupid." Oct. 29 in American History. J781 The Continental congress voted thanks to tbe French army and nsry commanders. Count de Ro ebatribeau and Count de Grasse. for their assistance In reducing Torktown. Two stand tff British colors captnred there were present ed to Washington by congress! . - 18S.-General George Bxtnton M cl el la n died: born 1S20. 1911-Josepu Pulitzer, proprietor of the New l'ork World, died; born 1817..