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THE AltGUS. TUESDAY. FEliTUJAKV 10, 1907.
THE AUG US.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue, Rock Island, 111. En
tered at the postofflce as s"cond-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Daily, 10 cents per week.
Weekly, $1 per year in advance.
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character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tion. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1907.
The mayor is mail real mail. That
all. Hut harmful only to himself.
"I Ml," says a New Jersey preacher,
"is full of people who use tobacco."
li is not recorded tliat users of tobacco
have ever undertaken to till who or
what hell contains.
The proper proeeeilins. now that the
council has reconsidered the telephone
ordinance, is to kill it at lhe earliest
possible moment. 1 1 is a dangerous
thing to trille. with.
eatinn lo the council his acquiescence a veto in his pocket to kill the urdin
in the proceeding? t
aiice when the proper time tame; hart
it been his sole unselfish desire to see
that the ordinance .should never become a
One of Mr. Harriman's chief lieuten-i
ants has romp nut stronalv in favor of
publicity as a curb to railroad disas- hiw; had he heen secure in the belief,
ters. He holds that the names of the that he had the confidence of the peo-
cmployes or officials who are respon
sibre should be published as conspicu
ously as possible, and that this would
tend to inspire caution through very
shame. The chief difficulty would be
to draw the line. There are accidents
in which the blame rests with the su
preme authorities who try to make
more money out of the road than the
men and equipment will warrant.
"Hell." says a New Jersey preacher,
"is lull of people who Use tobacco."
It is not record d that users of tobacco
have ever undertaken lo jell who or
w hat hell contains.
The Central I'tiion Telephone com
pany will doubtless think twice before
it attempts to force another franchise
through the Hock Island city council
in the lace of public sentiment.
When the mayor ami all the alder
men indulge in a mad rush to see who
can kill a measure tiiey all aided once,
it must be admitted that the element of
public sentiment has lost none of its
It has been suggested that the main
thing for the citizens to guard in Hie
telephone ordinance scrap between the
mayor and the council is that in the me
lee the ordinance may not become a
law on technical grounds.
Mayor McOaskrin's veto of the Oen
ital 1'nion ttlephone ordinance was
not only proper, but in view of public
sfntiment, it was expected. Hence,
there was no excuse for any grand
stand performance, regardless of wii: t
the council might do.
And yeti in the face of last night's
proceeding, the mayor will have the
nerve to go on tile stump and declare
that the council is to blame because
there have been so many vexatious
disagreements between the executive
anil the legislative branches of the mu
Despite the disgrace brought upon
the city by a rattleheaded grand stand
mayor, the people should not be dis
couraged. They should continue their
determination to push the city ahead,
industrially, commercially and moral
ly, healing in mind, always, that th:1
first duty is municipal redemption.
The mavor's hatted of and insult to
ev ryone interested in the citiaens'
movement is characteristic. Everyone
who is opposed to McCaskrin has been
denounced bv him as a scoundrel ami
a coyote during all Ills campaigns for
the past four years. That is his fa
vorite expression in till his harangues.
Whv was the mayor so anxious to
beat the council to a unification of i's
own acts, if it was not grand stand?
Is there any fair-minded man who
would deprive another of the oppor
tunity to rectify a wrong he had done
or an error he had made, in order that
he himself might make cheap capital
out of it?
The lesson that Mayor McCaskrin
should learn from his experience with
an obnoxious telephone ordinance is
that it is just as important, and com
inendable to kill the viper in its in
fancy as when it grows tip. As Ions
as he shared with the council in nurs
ing the reptile he should have permit
ted the council to share with him the
fclory of slaying it.
Kuropatkin's history of the war be
tween Russia and Japan has just been
Issued, and he bitterly attacks the
Russian officers for incapacity, cow
ardice and disobedience, which, lit
says, caused the several defeats. It
lias been generally known that, the
Kussian officers were disobedient, ut
terly incapable and drunk much of the
time, but it had not heretofore been
charged that they were cowards.
The eternal question still remains
if the mayor was so anxious to have
the full credit of destroying the oh
noxious Central I'nion telephone ordin
ance, even to the point of seeking to
deny the council the right to change
it attitude, why did he get the conn
cil into the position of passing the or-
Simplv A Public Disgrace.
Viewed from any point of observa
tion, last night's scene at the city conn
cil chamber cannot he regarded other
wise than as a disgrace. The proceed
ings, taken as a whole, had very much
the appearance of boys' play, with every
alderman scrambling to shirk the blame
and responsibility for a piece of reckless
and damaging mischief, and the mayor
doing his ti'most to prevent the alder
men from correcting the error of their
ways, in order that he might have the
exclusive credit of preventing the com
plete carrying out of the wrong lhat
his own vote had originally made pos-
"hat the aldermen acted entirely
keiping with their prerogatives in
he premises, and in full accord with
the parliamentary law governing their
body, was pointed out to the mayor by
former Alderman W. C. Maucker, whom
lie had called upon to sustain his own
position. .Mr. Maucker. reading irom
the book or ordinances to sustain his
position, convinced the mayor 'conclu
sively that the hitter's position was
untenable, Mr. Maucker maintaining ar
the same time that the aldermen were
to blame for no: going further and ta
bling the odious ordinance while they
were about it. and thus everlastingly
putting an end to it. And there is
much in this. The ordinance should
have been killed outright before the
The council had in its hands the
mastery of the situation, and still has.
in thar it is not only the judge of its
own proceedings, hut the judge of its
own membership. It. as the law gov-
riiing body, prescribes t lie law, lhe
mayor being simply a presiding officer,
acting in an advisory capacity and vot
ing only when there is a tie, winch
ight, unfortunately, he erroneously ex
ercised when he determined the coun
cil's course for immediate considera
tion ol the abominable ordinance at
the former meeting, and thus conveyed
to the council and to the public the
idea that he was favorable to it.
The first order of business
under the rules of order after the roll
call to establish a ntioruni is "the
reading of the minutes of the
last meeting or meetings, amend
ments anil approval of the same.
After that is done, and the action of
the former meeting is found to stand.
then tiie ordinance so adopted goes to
the mayor, when his veto would be in
order. The only thing that has prece
dence to this course, the aldermen
claim, is the motion to suspend the
titles, which they declare is always in
order, and it was under this that they
acted last evening.
The mayor claims shelter, however.
under a clause of the ordinances, which
provides for communications to the
council (which may be considered at
any time). Even at that, lhe rule does
not say communications shall or
"must" be considered at any time. The
wording is that the communication
"may" be considered, and the word
"may" no doubt refers to the disposi
tion of the council, which was clearly
not for consideration of the communi
cation the mayor submitted last night.
at least not at tha' stage of the pro
cerdings. And it Is here that rule V,
which Mr. Maucker called the mayor's
attention to. comes in. This in effect is
that "all questions relating to the prior
iry of business shall be decided with
out debate. This is the sit
uation as it presented itself.
Two aldermen who had voted in the
affirmative on a measure, moved to
suspend the rules and reconsider the
acts of the former meeting. This mo
tion prevailed on roll call, which car
ried an appeal from the arbitrary nil
ing of the chair. The council then ad
journed. It had punctured the tele
phone ordinance, but it had not killed
It was Mayor McCaskrin's determin
ation to flay to the grand stand that
precitipated the entire mixup. Had he
pie, he would have permitted the coun
cil, with which he cooperated when the
ordinance was passed, to undo the un
holy act to which he along with the
rest was a party, anil then have con
gratulated the aldermen on turning
from the error of their ways. As it
was, he sought to dump the aldermen
who had acted with him and take uiHin
himself the absolute glory of stabbing
the second edition lelephone ordinance
that he once boasted had put an end
to the pending litigation in a manner
most advantageous to the city.
When George McCaskrin awakens to
a realization of the fact that a digni
fied sincerity of purpose, such as be
comes one imbued with a firm deter
mination to follow the course that con
science tlictates, and learns to conduct
himself consistently and in good faitli
in his relations with the council, In
will cease to wabble and vacillate, ami
in the end the people may see sonit
glimmer of the man they thought they
were electing when they mail
Savings 'lie l-'oi'els.
The doubling by the senate commit
tee on agriculture of the $r.iM. nm a'
lowed by the house for the forestry di
vision of the department of agriculture
is significant of the importance v tin:
country of usin-; its forests intelligent
iy and with economy.
If the forestry division can make
gooil use of the $1 .(Utii.tluu which the
bill carries, as reported to the setiat.?,
it ought to have every dollar of Hit
The forests of the United States
have bet ii among their most valuable
possessions, but for some two eenft
ries and a half after John SmHh
landed at Jamestown lhe man with
the ax w:ts deemed the hero of advanc
ing civilization, and the forests have
;een most wastefully destroyed. Owt
wide areas the lumberman has ruth
essly chopped the trees which es
catieil the ax of the pioneer farmer
Until recently it had occurred to" no
body that our forests are not inexhai'.s
ible. but it is clearly seen now thai at
the present rate tit' chopping the conn
try will, in no great while, be bare 'it
trees unless a system is adopted which
irovitles for the continued growth and
esttu ation of the forests, instead of
their summary extinction.
The care of finest reserves is not
the only nor the chief work of the de
partment of agriculture in saving thL
country from lhe droughts. Hoods ami
other climatic calamities which are
the portion of many regions complc'c-
ly denuded of trees.
Probably its most important service
is in directing lumbermen and nthei
owners of great bodies of forest lamK-
how to use them profitably and still
keep the forests growing. We are still
a long way from the conditions of K i-
lopean forestry wherein an officer of
the government must designate the
trees which the owner is permitted to
cut, but the forestiy division lias made
considerable progiess in showing the
owner of the land how to pick the
trees which can best be cut withoat
permanent injury to the forests. Ev
ery year the necessity for this kind of
Whatever service the department of
agriculiuie ca.i perform in spieadmg
tho practice of intelligent and prudent
forest rv will be well worth all 'thc
nioney it costs.
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One of the practical philanthropies
of Providence, R. I., is the Workinj;
mens' Loan association, organized io
loan money in small amounts on salary
and other pledges. The interest rate
charged is 1 per cent per month. To
the business man accustomed to ; per
cent, accommodations this niav seem
exorbitant, but in comparison with the
rates charged by the ordinary loin
agencies to which persons of smad
means or no means must resort when
in pressing need, it is very reasonable.
The association has l.fi:;s loans out
standing, aggregating $73.!hui, making
the average loan about $ir,. and of the
loans outstanding $4ii,0ii) were mad"
the past year. The association's gross
profits the past year were $14.ihm). but
its aim is not so much to make money
as to afford a place where the worthy
poor may obtain money at reasonable
rates to carry them over periods of
tlistress. It is conducted on business
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An institution of this kind, properly
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dinance. bv casting his vote favorable
to immediate consideration at the for-j''" actuated by a desire to serve sim
mer council meeting, and thereby Indi-lply the best ends of the city, and with J remedy.
Miss Helen H. Manning, a dressmak
er residing at 43fi Aspen street. West
Philadelphia, heartily endorses Father
John's Medicine. Miss Manning was
troubled with a cough of long standing
and reading in her Sunday school pa
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"My soli," saitl the old man as he lay
dying, '1 have mitiiiug to leave you
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basis of that leads mi to fortune,
and if you foil v my advice explicitly
you will be prosperous and perhaps
prominent. The advice is ibis:
"Iioii't expose .our iijaoranee or stu
pidity. Never give itu opinion.. Look
wise and say nothing."
Irving Miadnic, the iiyatce ti this
meager fortune, was impressed. In
deed, he began Vy act on the advice at
once. His father 'hud but t.te intimate
friend, a man doing a l.ryc business.
He called upon Irs ing ami asked him
to express bis wishes concerning the
funeral. Irving looked at him as
though he bail been asked the question
of his life. He made no reply. He
seemed to be considering.
"If you like," saitl his questioner, "I
will attend to everything for you."
Irving pressed bis hand without
The funeral arrangement-, were well
attended to. and John Andrews of th?
firm of Andrews V I'o. was proud of
his success in having arranged a very
Impressive ceremony. When he met
the sun alter it was all over ami asUed
how be was pleased with bis manage
ment, Irving looked unutterable grati
tude. It o-curretl to bini to tell Mr.
Andrews why he so approved of lb ?
arrangements; but. lest he should not
hit on what Mr. Andrews considered
the principal feature, lie held his peace.
"There's good stun' in that boy," said
the merchant. "1 must get him into
my counting room. He'll never g off
half cocked. He'll never slop over."
Irving became one of the lowest or
der of clerks in the house of Andrews
& Co. Whenever it v. as necessary for
him to go into the private office of th'
head of the firm he did what was
necessary, but did mt speak. He lo ik
ed as if he were carrying in his head
a .solution of all tlv various problems
that beset the welfare of the business:.
Noticing Ibis, Mr. Andrews on one or
two occasions, in order to test him.
submitted t him sou.e business ques
tion anil asked him what he would do
in the matter. Irving ;il once put on
his visible thinking cap. Mr. Andrews
asked him a leading question, which
gave away his own iiiiion. Then
Irving told him the way the thing
should lt? done Mr. Andrews' own
SShadrae was made chief clerk and
then became a partner. Meanwhile h?
was following his father's bequest in
every department of life. If a gath
ering of citizens met tti discuss th?
water supply, he appeared to be doiii;;
the thinking for the meeting, but nev
er opened his mouth. If the vestry
men of his church discussed a ques
tion of finances, he. a member, looked
at. the ceiling thoughtfully anil if ask
ed ftir his opinion saitl, "I'm thinking."
Before the meeting broke tip he had
learned what the majority wished and
advocated it with every appearance of
having reached the,, conclusion by pra
When it was propose.d to send Irv
ing Shndrae. o congress he really
thought for the first time in his life,
the subject of his deliberation being
whether be einlil lt sorro nwri
decided to take it. Her cough was in;- nurnoses bv rAm1iinin!r in bnin
proved right away by this old family i yoing into politics, lie decided for the
! latter and yeut Jo congress. There he
lieWr opened his ne.utli. l'.ut be wa 5
a true American, gorng always with
the majority. ;her co:igresm"ii hail
views which they fought for. Shad
rac bad in views except s:' h as weiv
indicated by Ms dignifed and th mgh:
fid appearance. Fortunately for him
he was v'ett'llg baM and looked oltitv
than be was. A man who le ver made
mistakes, who was always on the right
side of every question - he conld neve:
be on the wrong side except in a vde.
and then he bad the majority with
him could lot but grow in imoi.r
ta.nee. ami ( 'oiigressma u Shadrae ste;i
ped in time from the house of repre
sentatives into the senate chamber.
One day the president sent for him.
Shndrae resp.oided ami sat down with
the nation's chief, an expression on
his face indicating that he was ready
to solve even the question of the Fan
a ma can.-!.
"Senator." said the president, "a
portfolio in my cabinet is about to be
Shadia..' was sitting with his right
leg over bis left. lie immediately
changed, putting his left over his
right. He appeared to be ready to
consideB the various names eoncenihiB
which the president would ask his
"I find that your state is behind in
the list of important g ivernment post-;
and that there is such confidence it)
the soundness of your views on all
Issues of pith ami moment that I have
determined to offer you the portfolio.
Will you accept it:"
Shadrae knit his brows, drew down
the corners of his mouth, changed leg-.
put his hand up to his forehead, but
made no reply.
"Silence gives consent," said th'
president. "1 shall send your appoint
ment to the senate at once."
Thus It was that Irvine Shadrae by
acting upon the legacy bequeathed to
him by his father became a. member
of the president's cabinet. And. now
that they are hunting for a man to put
in the president's place, political man
tigers are saying: What we want is a
man to inspire the confidence of the
nation. Look at Secretary Sbatlrae's
record. He has heen identified with
every important question that has been
before the nation in twenty years and
has never made a mistake. What Tict
tef man can we put up in l'.ios?
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