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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY. MARCH 10. 1007.
Published Dully and Weekly at 1624
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Saturday, March 16, 1907.
Ilrnirmhrr It. II. Itej nlil' -lliuliilncy
fop county juilKf. lit- In exiri-iicril.
cuiiiililr, mill worthy, und nxU.n I lie oi
lier unly ou hit merit.
Municipal redemption is the duty of
If you can't boost, don't knock,
you can't lift, don't lean.
is St. Patrick's
-and all day.
Rock Island is going right along n
tlustrially and commercially, it should
be uplifted morally, as well.
James Lane Allen's old home in Ken
tuc!-:y is again for sale, Senator Bailey
of Texas, the present owner, having
Henry 15. Irving, on returning to
Kngland says he believes his father
had more personal friends in the L'nit
cd Stales than at home.
The emperor of Austria is said to
have the finest collection of orchids
in the world at his palace at Schoen-
biunn. There are lo.tmn plants.
"Oh, Biddy, dear, and tlid you hear
the news that's going round, the sham
rock Is forbidden, tlear, to grow on
Irish ground" but we'll all be wear
ing the green in Rock Island tomor
row. Count Bellestreim, the president of
the reiriistag, is out; of the most in
Huential men in the dominion of the
kaiser. He has been spoken of as tits
Tilde Joe Cannon" of Germany. Well
liked by all classes, he is thoroughly
admired lor lus brilliant success as a
One of the annoyances to the resi
lient, of New York are impertinent bill
collectors, who are so accustomed
meeting dishonest debtors that they
acquire an impudence and aggressive
ness that makes them particularly oh
noxious, ami lor mar. reason mere is
a growing insistence that bills shall In-
sent by mail and paid by check return
ed in the same manner.
The exact location of the nigger in
the Panama canal woodpile is uncer
tain, but that something is the matter
and that all these resignations covr
more than appears on the surface is
certain. Poor President Roosevelt 's
said to bo much worried at the condi
tions and to make matters worse no
and Root and Taft are not able to
agree on what is best to be done.
It is recalled by a close observer in
Washington with a good memory, that
Mr. Spooner had been opposed to near
ly every important, subject of repub
lican party policy since he has been in
(he senate, including the annexation ."
Hawaii, the Spanish war, the holding
of the Philippines and the rate bill
legislation, but, he ended by advocating
ant! voting for them all.
Why I lie Subsidy Failed.
As a matter of fact, says the New
York Nation, we have yet to hear
an American exporter who can not get
all the goods he can sell to South
America expeditiously carried thither
witn mo great amount of snipping in
the world now looking for employment
you have only to pile up freight on th
shore anywhere, and tho steamers
take It will promptly appear. Nor was
there any thought of making low
rates for American merchants by
means of the subsidized lines. Indeed
one argument for the subsidy is the
competition of tramp steamships, with
their cheap rates. But the really gap
ing hiatus in the subsidy argument ap
peared when we asked what cargoes
the new ships were to bring back from
South American countries. Their chic
exports we heavily tax on arrival here
Their wool and hides we could not
think of allowing to come in free to
compete with our own.
Yet with that national policy firmly
established, we propose to vote money
out of our own treasury in order to
hasten and cheapen the coming of
more of the deadly wool and hides of
foreigners. Could the force of sel
concentration further go? We sta
out by admitting that we can not com
pete with foreigners, and then we are
to give $3,000,000 a year in order to
make their competition more effective
German and English ttteainship lines
have been built up on an inielllgenl
and comprehensive theory of foreign j
trade. The return cargo is as care
fully studied as the outgoing.
Germany has a protective tariff, but
she is wise enough to provide for the
free entry of raw materials of her
manufactures. When her ships go to
the ends of the earth, they are the in
struments of free buying as well as
Still Just a Common Knocker.
The knocker is a nieuace to any
community. line in the end he M
jures no one quite so badly as he dos
himself, he is nevertheless, a creature
to be avoided. The more conspicuous
he may by chance of fate become, th?
more harmful he unavoidably is to the
locality with which he is identified
that is, up to the time when his real quali
ties are developed through public experi-
nce and public analysis. If. for in
stance, a man who has the reputation
of being a chronic knocker, happens
to be officially designated as the may
or of a city, that city must of neces-
ny suffer more or less up to a cer
tain point, because or the effect that
is felt outside.
People as a rule, not only despise a
knocker, but they shun a town where
the spirit of the knocker is rife. While
they realize that the man who inakjs
disparagement and blackguardism and
abuse of men and institutions, hi
stock in trade, is himself the chief
ufferer, they avoid the town so afflict
ed iust as thev do the individual so
No man can boost and knock at the
same time. The one element is a gem
and the other a germ, and sad to re
late, the evils that beset mankind oft
o'errule the virtues. At all events
evil finally becomes master of the
shriveled soul that yields. It is the bring
ing out of the same philosophy tint
applies to every phase of the human
organism. In the untrained mind there
is always a temptation to do wron
Of the dwarfed intellect, the disposi
tion is to tear down rather than to
build up to assail indiscriminately tho
characters of fellow men.
Ever since George W. McCaskrin
ot into the public limelight, knocking
has been his chief diversion as well as
his chief argument. It is an unfor
tunate trait that has become so natural
with him that it might, in charity be
said he scarcely realizes to what reciv
less extent ho carries it. Not since
McCaskrin first forced his presence
and his ever-abiding desire for office
on the public has he pursued any oth
course. Before he had been in Rock
sland a year, he was publicly assail
ing the characters of men who had cs
ablished their reputations in the com
munitv before McCaskrin was born. It
mattered not who he was or how well
he was known, if he differed with the
McCaskrin idea, he was made a victim
of the McCaskrin abuse "dope.
In a politician, much of tho McCask
tin knocking was overlooked. It was
regarded as the part of the grandstand
play of the stump speaker, not a com
mendable characteristic, but pardon
ible to an extent, at least, where it
was employed for political effect. Many
who two years ago supported McCask-1
rin for the mayoralty unhesitatingly
lenounced his abusive nature, but
hoped that afler he attained tho dig
nity of public office, be would abandon
the boyish antics that he had indulged
in as a campaigner. It was felt, thit
he would learn common sense by ex
perience and that when he had earned
the recognition of a man's station in
the community, he would put away
Such an estimate of the man was.
however, misplaced. He was hardly
in tho office of mayor until he was go
ing about with loud mouth, libeling
and slandering every alderman in the
council chamber. Instead of seeking
harmony at tho outset he delayed his
committee appointments and he'ui
back city business for months. Thus
Rock Island. Ilu
Why do we recommend and
sell Elgin and Waltham watches?
Because experience has proven
there are none better.
Because thirty million people
Stand sponsor for the correct
performance of these makes.
Because of the inviolable guar
antee of the makers.
Besides, the question of dol
lars is a powerful factor in bus
iness, and the selection of an
Elgin or Waltham will satisfy
your predilection for economy.
Let us show you today.
107 a AVI
he incurred ill-will at the start. When
the aldermen protested, he insulted
them. Finally, when he made his com
mittee appointments, and the aldermen
presumed to take exception to his
policy in any respect he flew into a
rage and again, the knocking machine
was in full operation. Later, when pa
tience ceased to be a virtue, and Tho
rgus felt it a duty to comment on the
ridiculous spectacle that was being
made of the city in the absence of a
chief of police, McCaskrin the
mayor lost his head and ran
about seeing how much damage
he could do the town, openly declaring
that in six months' time he would have
grass growing in the streets. And all
this, not because the town had done
him any harm as a matter of fact
had only done itself harm m
electing him mayor but be
cause an influential newspaper had
dared to take exception to anything h
had done. The man who had taken tho
liberty to criticise and had even gone so
far as to personally assail the charac
ters of others without number, could
not stand criticism himself. The same
abominable traits that characterized
the politician cropped out in the pub
lic official abuse for all who differed
with him and destruction of the whole
town if possible. The knock mill was
What wholesome good can. come o
a city whose mayor is a public slan
derer and a public blackguard? Where
can be found the people who will seels
residence in a city cursed with such a
spectacle? To the outside world,
where McCaskrin is not known,
the course he is pursuing cannot
fail to prove otherwise than harmful
to Rock Island.
And this notwithstanding that in
Rock Island his mouthings arc as chaff
wasted on the desert air.
Tin Ideal Candidate.
R. R. Reynolds, democratic nominee
for county judge, is proving an ideal
candidate, not only in the admitted
superior qualifications he possesses for
the office, but in the nature of the
campaign he is conducting. He is ask
ing support, not on the ground that
anyone owes the office to him, or
that the people owe it to him because
ho needs it. He believes that experi
ence awl legal training give him the
right to claim consideration. He has
not been a chronic office seeker, and
the present nomination came to him
wholly without solicitation on his part.
Having been honored with tho nom
ination he feels it his duty to tlo all in
his power to be elected, and the e'vi
dence of the people's confidence which
appears on every side is In the high
est sense both gratifying and encour
aging to him.
The office of county judge is one in
particular in which fitness should !::
considered in the' candidate. No one
will doubt Mr. Reynolds' eminent ad
vantage in this respect.
He is the man who should be elected.
Ho is the ideal candidate.
Iegislation to Preserve I-'orosts.
The Appalachian ami White moun
tain forest reserve projects belong to
the great class of measures which ev
eryone knows to be deserving but
which stand only a poor chants of early
adoption. The arguments in favor of
the forest reserves are of general ap
plication. Government control of such
tracts prevents wasteful lumbering
safeguards the watersheds from fresh
ets. Increases the value of water pow
ers, protects against forest fires and Is
in every way n wise and far-sighted
policy. Why, then, restrict its benefits
to one section of the country?
The First I'niicrn.
People have danced for thousands
of years, and will probably continue
to tlo so for ages to come. This cus
tom is of ancient origin. The first
people to dance were the Curetes, who
adoptetl dancing as a mark of rejoicing
in i:4.. II. C.
In early times the Greeks combined
dancing with the drama, and in 'J'J B.
C pantomimic dances were introduced
on the Roman stage. At the discovery
of America, the American Indians
were holding their religious, martial,
and social dances. Exchange.
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news all tho time THE
A BRIEF ENGAGEMENT.
Poets are fitted to portray love rath
er than to practice it. To be In love
to them means to be lifted into realms
compared with whir-h our ideas of
heaven are tame.
I knew a poetess once. Miss Sarah
Tones. She wrote under the pseudo
nym of Madeline Leo. Miss .Tones
was a real poetess. 1'nfortnnntely a
critic was required to appreciate what
she wrote, though a real critic would
place lier poems on a pretty high plat
form. He would read her verses, how
ever, with the wish that he might
catch hold of her skirts and pull her
down to a nearer proximity with real
life, feeling that if lit" could tlo so she
would express it beautifully. Never
theless Miss .Tones occasionally dipped
into a light vein and when she tlid so
was remarkably successful.
Miss Jones was fifty. She was as
impractical as a flying machine. She
was continually getting locked out of
her house because she could never re
member to take the key. She had
nothing that she didn't lose. She lost
nothing that she could find. She'al-
w-ays had something to love in a "Miotic
way, whether it was n boy. a girl, a
horse or a dog. I once asked her why
she had never married. These were
her reasons, given in a slow, thought
ful fashion that spoke more pictur
esquely than her words:
I had a lover ouce. lie was a tine
young fellow. Evorylwidy said be
would be successful; everybody ad
mired, everybody respected him. I
never knew why he took a fancy to
me, but he did. There wasn't any
thing more about me then to take a
fancy to than there is now. It seems
tr me that I was exactly the same as
I am today. My skin wasn't so near
like parchment, and my teeth were
white, and none of them had dropped
out. but I had the same soul, and:
after all. It's the soul that Is loved. If
it were the body, how would old people !
love encn otner?
It didn't seem to mo that my lover
loved me for what I was really worth.
He said he loved me because I was
peculiar, not like the other girls. I
suppose I was well looking then, for
he praised my chestnut hair and my
brown eyes. That was the first time I
know that I had chestnut hair anil
brown eyes. My eyes never interested
me, aud my hair bothered me, for if I
didn't keep running a comb through it
there was sure to bo a tangle. But It
didn't seem to me that my lover was
a mau for uie to lwk tip to. thouiii
Tr Tr tt
being offered ot ttae
EVERYTHING MUST GO
OF FORMER PRICES
every one else looked up to '"him. He
said I was too good for him.
One evening be came to see me after
I'd boon writing. It was a spring even
ing. The moon was half full. The air
was laden with the oil or of flowers.
Lightning bugs were Hashing between
day and dark, and it soemed to me that
the earth was dressed In spangles and
the moon was lighting them up. There
was a daffodil sky in tin; west, with
only one fine long cloud over the hori
zon that looked as if it had been drawn
there with a purple and vermilion pen
cil. I felt my lover's hand laid on mine;
then au arm stole around my waist.
He told me how ho had loved me even
when we were children at school; that
ho used to steal away from the other
boys to be with mo. to listen to tho
strange things I said to him. He didn't
understand them, but they lifted mo
upon a plane above him and stimulated
his fascination for me. Itfwas all very
sweet. The moon looked tlowu on us
with a smile. The fireflies grew dim;
the pencil streak in tho west died
away. He asked me if I could give
him my love. I let my head sink on
his breast, where I could hear the pul
sations of his heart, and said:
The uext day I began to wonder If
I'd done a very fine or a very silly
thiug. There was no moon, no fireflies,
no pencil mark on a daffodil sky. I
was appalled at the change in me. He
was to come to see me in the evening.
and to get rid of him I went away
from home to spend the night. I did
not sleep a wink. "If this is the hap
piness of an engagement," I said to
myself, "it is the happiness of insan
ity. At any rate, another day will
drive me crazy." I went home In the
afternoon resolved to tell him that
I'd made a mistake; ho must release
me. They told me he had been to see
me the night before,, and when ho
learned that I'd gone away without
leaving any word for him he was
nearly frantic. I waited for him to
come again that I might put him out
of his misery and have the thing over
with. lie came at last and asked me
for heaven's sake to tell him what
wa?the matter. I si;id t?. him:
. Address Dept.!.
That Shines Quickest
tttltr j m j
the - bargains
"Forgive ifie. I didn't know what
I was doing."
"And you don't love mo after ail?"
"I don't fool any different from
what I tlid before I got engaged."
"Yes. I thought I'd bo in a heaven
ly trance. I'm not. I don't feel a bit
He stood regarding me for some
time with a curious loo!i on his face,
then took u; his hat and, turning to
ward the door, said:
"If you ever regret this, if you ever
'feel a desire for mo. send me word,
and I will come to you."
That was the end of my engagement.
It lasted just two days, and when it
was broken it was tho greatest relief
of my life. I love things, but not in
that way. Just now I lavish all my
being on a girl; In a month I may love
a boy; next a dog or a cat, but never
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