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THE MGUS, VrEDKHSDAY. APRIL 3, 1903.
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Tuesday, April 4, 1905.
The End or Bo8sim In Hock Island
The municipal election in Rock Isl
and sounded the death knell to boss
ism in local politics. Weary beyond
expression of the same old story, the
convention ciuTiinated by one man, the
republican party proved as anxious to
put its heel upon the odious practices
that had grown into the control of its
party affairs as the democratic party
had been.. The alternating system in
the mayoralty chair had became so ob
noxious as to be almost a nuisance,
and the rank and file determined that
there was but one way to end it. and
that at the polls.. What The Argus
said a little over two years ago when
it gave Us efforts to the cleansing pro
cess in the democratic party, that
sooner or later the republican party
in Rock Island would have to meet the
same issue, and recognize the fact
that it would be better to have no party
than to submit to an organization so
dominated, has come true. The demo
cratic party though losing in its main
ticket made a gain in two aldermen in
the council and is in better standing
before the people today than it has
been for several years.. The republi
can party is in a state bordering on
hopeless demoralization from exactly
the saime causes from which the demo
cratic party had formerly suffered.
But failing to do what the democratic
party did it has been stricken down
through the political boss.
Some months ago The Argus spoke
of the trend of the times in Rock Isl
and toward a non-partisan movement
in Iccal politics, not necessarily involv
ing the elimination of party organiza
tions, but in a union of the influences
and strength of both parties for what
might prove the highest good for Rock
Island, on the broader principle, of
good citizenship and municipal prog
ress. There were a great many in the
republican party who took kindly lo
the idea, but the bosses did net. The
bosses stood out against anything con
trary to the drawing of party lines, and
through one of the most unpopular
combinations ever made in the annals
of Rock Island politics a man was nom
inated for mayor who, standing square
ly on the theory that party adherence
should be of first consideration, ap
pealed for votes on the declaration
that he had never voted for a demo
crat in his life, not even his own son-in-law..
That was drawing the princi
ple of party fealty in local politics
rather close.. Yet it but voiced the
spirit of the system out of which came
the republican ticket. And it was this
that the people had grown tired of.
As to Mr. Cavanaugh's candidacy, to
use his own expression, no apologies
are to be offered. He came as the
choice of a reorganized and better par
ty. He had led its organization in its
successful campaign for a higher ideal,
and he was the logical leader in its
campaign to uphold the party standard.
No one realized better than Mr. Cav
anaugh the peculiar conditions prevail
ing in Rock Island of a minority party
where the people were so pronounced
in their determination to sweep off
the earth the system of bossism that
the greater party had failed to clear
itself of. The failure of union labor
to rally to Mr. Cavanaugh's side is of
course a source of great disappoint
ment to him, and is a natural subject
of comment throughout town. Standing
as he did the undisputed representa
tive of labor interests, those who have
held to the theory that their cause has
been overlooked by political conven
tions, can not say again that they have
not had the opportunity to honor a de
servedly popular and recognized
champion of their cause in a conspicu
ous manner. Perhaps the only explan
ation that can be given is that the
laboring people were so anxious to
place the 6tamp of their disapproval
upon the republican party in its rela
tion to the campaign that they over
looked the opportunity offered in the)
minority party, and thus gave their
support to a candidate who under the
stress of conditions seemed more like
ly to win.
Of Mr. McCaskrin. the mayor elect
it need hardly be said that he owes
his success to no one more than to
himself and his unique career in the
field of local politics. He has already
won his share of honors for one so
young in years and in point of resi
dence in Rock Island as compared
pard with either of the other candi
datcr. And so while both parties may
congratulate themselves in the death
of F?!:"-r! bossism, the one through
its own exertions and the other
through tha instrumentaliay of the
people, both should likewise join in
extending to Rock Island's boy mayor,
their best wishes, and the hope that
he may grow in wisdom as he does
Well, are you satisfied?
It seems that the Chicago election
It begins to look as if the people
Moline has a boy mayor too, and
he is a good one.
The democratic party is better for
it, even in defeat, in having been led
by Jimmy Cavanaugh.
Congratulations are likewise due and
are extended to St. Ixuis on the re
election of her gallant democrati .
mayor, RoMa Wells.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox has written
her autobiography. Some one please
ring for Doc Osier and his little ether
bottle. Quinry Herald.
There is always something doing in
Aledo. The Mercer county capital
must have been dumped over into Illi
nois by a Kansas cyclone.
daily short story j'Qure For The Blues
Father and Mother of the Flowers.
Talking about the two most popular
topics in the public mind baseball
and politics what is the matter with
our old friend. Cap. Anson.
In the mutual exchange of felicita
tions bit ween Chicago and Moline
Rock Island merely desires to break
in long enough to say "here's to you
Another celebrated saying is repud
latf d by us alleged maker. Andrew
Carnegie denies he ever said that "to
die rich is to die disgraced." The
epigram, however, will live long after
Mr. Carnegie has departed.
A few days ago a Xew York pol
ticiaii visited Philadelphia in search
of the simple life, and found it. They
promptly robbed him of his $SuO-dia
inond and in cash. True simplic
ity can only be had by sacrifice.
It is said that Marquise Oyama. wife
of the Japanese fieid marshal, while in
this country in lS7t, "embraced Chris
tianity and was baptised. The rite
was performed in the historic Christ
church, I'pper Merion township, near
Norristrwn. Pa. At that time Mile.
IJonchita, as she was then, was travel
ing with the Japanese minister and a
girl friend from her own country, hav
ing recently graduated from Vastitr
college. Shortly afterward she return
ed to Japan and became affianced to
the now famous soldier.
Croat Britain's greatest soldiers an
sailors ivctiie gieal regards tor their
services. It is now proposed to give
an honorarium of $12.".oih) to Admiral
Sir John Fisher, the first lord of th-
admiralty. !rd Wolseley received at?
award of $l',r..nn after the Ashanti ex
pedition and another equal amount at
the conclusion of the I'gyptian war of
1M2. Inl Alcester received a peer
age and $12.".nio for the bombardment
of Alexandria, a day's work, which
was valuable largely because it dis
closed the weakness of the British
navy at that time. Lord Roberts re
ceived 1300.000 besides his full pay as
commander in chief for his work in
the Boer war and Iord Kilchener re
ceived $250,000 for. his services in the
Five Trade Ientlala.
An advertising expert who spoke re-
recently before a Boston commercial
organization summed up the essentials
of profitable trading as follows
"First, something to sell. Second, a
place to sell it in. Third, somebody
to sell it. Fourth, selling capacity and
capital. Fifth, something to tell some
body that something is on sale some
where." Tin's last something is. of
course, advertising, and "without it the
other four conditions of business have
no substantial value." There is only
one thing worse for a business man's
interests than to have a desirable ar
ticle for sale and fail to advertise it.
and that is to advertise that he has
a desirable article when he hasn't.
Full of Tragic Meaning
Are these lines from J. H. Simmons, of
Casey, Iowa. Think what might have
iesulted from his terrible cough if he
had not taken the medicine about which
he writes: "I had a fearful cough, that
disturbed my night's rest. I tried ev
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it, until I took Dr. King's New Discov
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which completely cured me." Instant
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fl. Sold by Otto Grot Jan, l.'Ol Sec
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Schlegel & Son. 229 West Second
It's the little colds that grow into
big colds; the big colds that end in
consumption and death. Watch the
little colds. Dr. Wood s Norwav Pine
Taplnta was the daughter of n Span
ish grandee, Don Miguel Ilebvra. and
lived with her father mltlwayletweeu
Valladolid and Salaniauca. I'apinta
was absorled In flower cuSture. Ln the
early spring the flowiers that bad been
kept in the conservatory during the
winter were carried out for her, and
6he planted them herself. Then while
they were budding she. eared for tluem
pruning and watering' them withlier
own hand. At times she would talk
to them as if they were children.
"Aha. my tine fellow," she would nay
to a tiger lily, "you are inanitieent
and I admire you very much, but you
are too Independent of ine. You could
get on as well without me. My little
violets here, nestling down eKtse to the
earth, need all my care, and they are
the rivals most to be dreaded by you
What, Jack, are you going to open so
soon? May the Virgin keep the frosts
away that you may bloom In all your
One dav while she was thus talking
to her flowers she looked v and there,
leaning on the low garden wall, was a
young man. I'apinta had been so al
sorbed in her pets that for a moment
she saw the face of the stranger
til rough them. The features seemed
contained within the encircling pet.'Us
of a rose, which in a twinkling faded
into a lily, then into other flowers In
the same rapid succession. In her fa
ther's bouse were marbles of ancient
gods and goddesses, and the stranger's
head and shoulders to I'apinta resem
bled a bust of Apollo. The face was
certainly very beautiful, and the eyes
looked at the girl with an expression
of marked approval.
"You love your flowers," said the
"Indeed I do." .J
"I call them my children." ; ..
"So do I. How strange!"
"Will you give me one?"
Papinta plucked a budding rose,
went to the wall and gave it to him.
He took it. enjoyed its beauty and its
fragrance, then, turning his eyes again
on I'apinta, said:
"It is very lovely, but there is a
flower in your garden far lovelier."
"Which?" asked I'apinta, looking
"It has a blush In its cheek that no
other flower has, for It comes and goes
within a few moments."
Such natural love making in Spain
has never been permitted, but it was
some weeks before Don Miguel discov
ered that his daughter, every day at
tending lier flowers, met a young strati
ger, and when he learned the secret It
was too late. 1'apintn'n heart ha 1 gone
Into the possession of the father of the
flowers. Of course her meetings were
stopped, for she was not allowed to go
to her plants again. Whether it was
that she mourned the separation fr'HU
tht ui or from her lover, or both, sue fell
ill and passed rapidly into a burning
While delirious I'apinta saw a vision
She was iii heaven and In that part of
Leaven to which she was assigned to
dwell, the heavenly gardens. The flow
ers there seemed endowed with life,
some lifting their beads erect as if con
scious of possessing a supernatural
strength for good, others modestly
bowing as if in a sanctuary, while
some crept on the surface as If con
scious of uuwortblness. On all there
shone u light of heavenly splendor.
Presently they raised their beads and
turned them in the same direction. I'a
pinta looked, and there coming she
saw the father of the flowers. He was
smiling upon her, and when he drew
near he said :
"Welcome, Papiuta. Here we shall
care for the flowers untrammeled by
the ills of earth. They will not be
blighted by drought or storm. These
have endured and died to be loru
ng.ilu in this heavenly kingdom.
Changes there will be, but not the
changes through which they have pass
ed. The transitions will rather be from
one delight to another. Come, mother
of the flower, let nie show you our
He led her along paths that sparkled
with crystals and shells and pebbles.
The flowers as they approached turned
toward them, breathing upon them as
they passsj Mich fragrance as Papiuta
had never known before. There were
the rich flowers of the tropics, wild
flowers both of mountain and of low
land and tiny bits such as violets und
lilies of the valley.
"Thesr." said the father of the flow
ers, pointing to the larger ons, "are
our grown sons and daughters; these,
the smaller ones, our younger children,
an 1 thse, the tiny ones, our babes."
From her vision Papinta passed into
n consciousness of her real surround
ings. Her father and mother were
standing looking down upon her, and
there between them wa9 the mortal
father of the flowers.
When Don Miguel had seen that he
mu?t lose his daughter or bring the
ptranger to her he went out for the
purpose and found his guest waiting
without the gates. Don Miguel brought
him in. and he stood with Paplnta's
pirents over her led. waiting till he
should regain her faculties.
The young man had come from Mad
rid. His life work was the study of
plant, mid be had determined to pur
sue his studies In connection with prac
tical cultivation. For this purpose be
had purchased a tract of land near the
gr-juuds of Don Miguel Rebera. and
when he first came upon Papinta he
was engaged in superintending th
erection of his buildings end laying
oat his gardens.
The father and mother of the flowers
tad myriads of botanical children and
one human ones. The latter were In
variably given the name of some plant.
F. A. MITCHEL.
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When a cheerful, brave, light-hearted
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She has been feeling "out of sorts"
for some time; he:d has ached and
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nervous, and nearly fainted once or j O
twice; head dizzy, and heart-beats very
fast; then that bearing-down feeling,
and during her meustrual period she is
exceedingly despondent. Nothing
pleases her. Her doctor says : "Cheer
up: you have dyspepsia; you will be
all right soon."
But she doesn't get " all right." and
hopo vanishes ; then come the .brood
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