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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY. MARCH 20, 1007,
Published Daily and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island, I1L En
tered at the postofflce as second-clasa
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 cents per week.
Weekly, $1 per year In advance.
All communications of argumentative
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.
because the members were at home
taking part in the campaigns that are
On Thursday of this week adjourned
until Wednesday of the next week, to
give everybody an opportunity to get
into the i-leci ion fights.
Meet Wednesday of next week and
adjourn until Friday.
Meet again Friday ami take adjourn
ment until the following week.
It is not expected that many legisla
tors will find it worth while to be in
Springfield all next week.
And it is the people who perform in
this way who are making up their
minds that for such services their pay
should be increased from $l,(i0i) to $2,
(MM) a session.
TRAgES ftfljg?' CgyNOL
Friday, March 29, 1907.
Ilrniemlirr It. It. IteynoltlH can.ll.lncy
for rminty jutlr. He l eirrlenoeil.
rapable, nml worthy, and ak (he of
fice only on bin merit.
Kollanlntc are the Nlrnittlit democratic
aldrriiiHiilc pnnilltlatrnt Firxt ward.
John lloUliniiiiiier; .rcoiiil wnnl. Henry
t. Urlillnut Third ward, V. C. Mnuek
rr Fourth ward. Viileutlne Haulier;
Fifth ward. William Trer and Jiime
Van Arnilrlt SUth ward, '. f. MUon.
Vote for clean politics.
Vote for a better city.
Vote for an intelligent mayor.
'Is the wagon still in the alley?"
Oust the mayor, who wanted grass
to grow in the streets.
Vote for municipal redemption. It
Is the first and the paramount duty.
Give your support to every demo
cratic aldermanic candidate.
If the election was much further off.
the people would forget all about Har
Show that the public's ideal is not
a common blackguard aud a public
Vote to uplift Hock Island morally,
and it will develop industrially and
One wonders how the armless cou
ple recently married in Ohio ever did
Vanderbilt said: "The public be
damned." So did McCaskrin. Van
derbilt is dead. So is McCaskrin.
There are two staunch anil repre
sentative democrats on the citizens'
ticket in the persons of W. II. Lamont
and d. A. Huckstaedt.
lcKiei ale hit I Futile Attempt In In
volvea (ii-eat Order.
The unearthing of a desperate at
tempt, which happily failed, to involve
a great order such as the Modern
Woodmen of America in local political
controversy affords evidence of the ex
tent, to which a clique, moved abso
lutely by unreasoning partisan bias.
will he carried during a campaign
While" this preposterous- undertaking
was in the interests of the republican
ticket, it is but fair to state it was not
with Mr. Schaffer's knowledge or ap
probation. It was. as a matter of fact.
given a quietus by him.
It would indeed, bo a pretfy come
to pass, if. because a man of James
McNamara's standing could not. exer
cise the right of citizenship to alRliat
nimseit wnn a common cause involving
the city's political well being and yit.ll
if he saw fit. to the demands of his
friends and the supporters of a cauo
to stand for the office of mayor, simply
because lie holds a responsible position
with a great fraternal organization.
That such a procedure should be eveu
conceived of. much less attempted,
seems the more inconsistent, when it '.s
renumbered that some of the men
weii up in tiie councils oi the ord. r
have stood high in the circles of the
republican party and have enjoyed
with every sense of propriety distill
guished station, and vet. no word of
miimur came from the republican par
ly, inasmuch as the.-e men were con
fining their political movements to tie.
ranks of that party.
The Modern Woodmen society is not
a political organization, but because ;
citizen is employed by an organization
that fact does not liar him from panic
pat ion in any political movement that
is not strictly republican. Mr. McXa
mara has not used his standing in t In
Woodmen order as a bid for votes. Il
ls running for mayor as a citizen of
Rock Island, and is a man who. by the
way. in tne tiiscnarso ot ins initios ;o
the order with which he has been so
long affiliated, went through fire and
water and risked his life for Rock
lami. lie iotignt nana to nad tne very
man whom it was sought to bring into
this fight against him. He was one :if
the heroes in the Fulton riots whe-o
the interests of Rock Island and th?
principles of supremacy of the ord-.v
wi re at stake.
This fact he is not tiding as a cam
paign argument, but it is proper r
mention it when? such a plot is hatched
against him even though it. failed.
The public elected McCaskrin by an
overwhelming majority. "I say, the
public be damned," was McCaskrin's
return for the compliment.
Jim Hill has the blues again, and in
sists that he sees a read light on the
financial track. Les if be hoped that
in this instance he is color blind.
Miss Maud Clark, an English woman
living in Rapcllo. on the Riviera, neir
Genoa, Italy, has organized a society
for the prevention of cruelty to ani
mals, nowhere more needed than n
Italy, where cruelty to horses is pro
verbial. Miss Clark's society employs
an inspector, takes cases to court an 1
There is no need of any citizen win
believes in divorcing politics from m t
nicipal affairs voting for the blather
skito and blackguard McCaskrin, tho
public failure and subject of public
ridicule, if they want to exercise tho
true spirit of political independence.
McN'amara will present an independent
administration and a sane administration.
The new shah of Persia succeeds to
what is without doubt the most mag
niticent kitchen in tho whole world
for it is more like a palace than an
ordinary kitchen, as the ceiling is of
costly lacquer and the pillars which
support it. are made of marble and
onyx. The stoves, pokers and tong-
and even the coffee mill, are of solid
silver, and all that is not made of sil
ver is made of copper heavily gilt. Th-i
dishes and the plates and the knives
and forks and spoons are all made oi
solid gold, and the plates and dish. is
are in addition set with hundreds f
precious stones. Xo such magnificent
apparatus for eating is to be found
anywhere else and the value of the
-shah's kitchen and dining room has
been estimated by a European traveler
who knows Teheran well as at. least
A Sample Chapter.
Here is the program for the house
and senate at Springfield for two
weeks, this one and next:
Went through the motions of having
a meeting Tuesday of this week and
adjourned until Wednesday.
Session an hour or two Wednesday
and Thursday; attendance very slim
The Itailway Death Coll.
In the llt'ywu's since the interstate
commerce commission began the col
lection of facts about accidents, nearly
il.oOit passengers, over 4n.ihi employes
and nearly '.in. unit other persons have
bet n killed on American railways, and
nearly l.uiio.dno more have boon crip
pled or maimed, scalded or crushe 1.
disfigured or invalided; and we still
make no protest. For a country that
has pride in itself and its "progress,''
this seems a humiliating situation. 11 ti
the still more humiliating fact, is tli.it
conditions grow worse year by year.
In 1 fo." it was twice as dangerous to
travel on a railway train or to wo'k
for a railway .company in the Unite!
States as it was in lS!t".
Sciatic Rheumatism Cured.
L. Wagner, wholesale druggist, Rich
mond, Va., says: "I had a fearful at
tack of sciatic rheumatism; was laid
up almost two months; was fortunate
enough to get Mystic Cure for Rheu
matism. This cured me after doctors'
prescriptions had failed to have any
effect. I have also heard of fine results
from others who have used it." Sold by
Otto Grotjan, 1501 Second avenue,
Rock Island; Gust Schlegel & Son, 220
West Second street. Davenport.
L Baking $
fl.000.no will be uivrn fop Mt9k
health found in i uiimit-t.
dfa000 Always Buy 4
&f &ifiay Collars i
M 0w M.W-l FuU Shrunk.
B "THEV OOK'T CRACK SO QUICK" R
f nve-'J.ISOCOnTV'i!yeletendbHttonlclc H
II that positively can't break. 81
II CEO. P. IDE CO., Makers TROV.N. V. II
"ItoGned ud Honing." S
Copyright. 1900, by E. C. Tarcells.
Colonel (Jresbaui, stockbroker, turn
ed gentleman fanner to produce new
varieties of fruits.
Nature grows some two-colored ap
ples, but when you ask her to add two
additional colors she wants time to
think the matter over. Kvery experi
ment was a failure, but that only made
the colonel and bis gardener the more
determined, especially the gardener.
It was his duty as an employee
to give his master all bis ideas, but he
made an exception in this one case.
He clung to It with dogged obstinacy,
but he kept it as secret as the grave.
He might have clung to it a year or so
longer had not the colonel become im
patient. He said something one June
day about giving up the experiments,
and the gardener replied that be would
have some news for him next day. He
asked the broker til come home an
hour earlier than usual and to come
directly to the large farm barn.
At the hour named the colonel was
there. He had scarcely entered t!;o
barn when he rei-eived a crack on the
head that made hint unconscious for
the next quarter of an hour. When be
came to he hail been stripped of coat,
vest and tie and was bound hand and
foot. He bad not caught sight of his
assailant before being struck, but now
found the gardener hovering over hiin
with a murderous look on his face.
"Will you tell me what this means,
Henry V" asked the victim.
"Yes, sir. I have finally found how
to grow four-colored apples. It has
been a long time, but I have struck
it at last. I hope to have fifty bushels
on the market this fall."
"Well, let's hear about it."
"All the apple trees are now In blos
som. The red ones are all right, and
the yellow ones are all right, and I
have found a way to make the blue
and green ones all right. I have sim
ply to sprinkle them with the blood of
a man wearing side whiskers. A drop
of blood to a blossom will do the trick,
and once the apples start to growing
that way they will continue."
Now. the colonel had a growth of
sid whiskers that were the envv of
Wall street and a matter of joy to
himself. Whenever you saw the colo
nel you saw bis whiskers. He might
forget his commutation ticket now and
then, but never his whiskers. The
two were one and inseparable. He
didn't like the gardener's reference to
those sacred objects. It smacked of
familiarity, and there was a covert
threat behind the words. lie was at
first inclined to Muster, but another
look into the gardener's face satisfied
him that the man bad become crazy.
He therefore changed his tactics and
"All right, nenry. We will go tip to
Ihe orchard and experiment. I am de
lighted to find that you have achieved
success at last."
"Hut how can you go when I want
your blood?"' asked the man. "You
see. you are the only man around here
with side whiskers. If the coachman
or the butler bad 'em, that would do,
but they haven't, you know. Tbev are
fine ones, colonel tine ones."
And Chapman bent down and ten
derly caressed the iron gray side
whiskers that floated away from each
cheek and were gently stirred now
and then by tho .Tune breezes blowing
Into the open door. Never had another
man on this earth except the barber
dared to lay ,his sacrilegious bands on
those reverenced objects of the money
center of the world.
"Rut we will look tip some one else."
said the colonel as he felt a sinking of
the heart. "I know of several men
with side whiskers, and I will coax one
of them home with me tomorrow.''
"Rut I must have tho blood today,
colonel. Resides, for this first experi
ment we must have the nicest sort of
whiskers. There is nothing in the state
of New York to compare with yours.
The papers have said so over aud over
again. How soft they are! How lux
uriantly they growl How the breeze
toys with them! Your blood is all
right, aud the first bushel of four-colored
apples shall be deposited on your
"Rut I want to see the trees you
have selected. I may decide to make
"The trees are all right, colonel.
Here is a knife to open an artery, and
here is a pan to catch the blood. What
shall I do with your whiskers after
you are dead? It seems a pity to bury
'em like so much horsehair."
"You blamed fool, this has gone
far enough!" exclaimed the colonel, go
ing to tho other extreme. "T'nblud m
at once or I'll have you sent to prison
"It won't do," replied the gardener,
with a shake of his head and taking up
a knife he had made ready for the pur
pose. "You are as anxious for the four
colored apples as I am, and you mustn't
bring all our labors to naught, nere
goes for the blood."
The colonel began yelling for help,
and fortunately the coachman was at
hand to respond. He entered the barn
on a run and narrowly escaped being
stablMHl, and the crazy gardener had to
be knocked down with a club before
he could be secured. He was found to
be clean daffy ancl was sent to an asy
lum and Is there yet, and should you
ever visit the institution he will beckon
you aside and whisper:
"Do you know that if it hadn't been
for Colonel Greshara we'd be having
four-colored apples in market today?
He had the blood, and be had the side
whiskers, but he backed out just when
success was certain."
The colonel hated to part with them,
but he has had all those whiskers
shaved off. lie doesn't want anything
around him to attract lunatics.
iOO0 O0 00O0
trim.:- - i. m
Men and Young
Men ever shown
in this vicinity
are now exhib
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MORE BILLS FOR WALSH
Two New Charges of Misapplication of
Chicago. March ill. Two new bills
charging John 11. Walsh with misap
plication of funds in the Chicago Na
tional bank and making false entries h,
the books of that institution were vic
ed yesterday morning by the federal
grand jury. An adjournment was then
taken until next Wednesday, when the
indictments will be reported to .Imlge
A. R. Anderson and the invostigali-f.!
of the express companies taken up.
MacArthur c Chicago.
San Francisco. .March "J'.i. Lieuten
ant Cent ral MacArthur has be n or
liere.l to Chicago to take command ot
the department of the lakes.
Washington. March :!!!. Lieutenant
Ceneial Arthur MacArthur was today
relieved from command of the Pacific
division and ordered to Milwaukee.
This action was taken at the n quest of
DR. FORCE GOES TO PRISON
Former Vice President of Northwest
ern National Life Loses Fight.
St. Paul, March I!!'. The state su
preme court yesterday decided Dr. Ja
cob F. Force of Minneapolis must
serve three and one-half years in pris
on, he having been convicted of wrong
fully appropriating funds of the N irth
wcstiin National Life Insurance com
pany while its vice president.
HELD ON BRIBERY CHARGE
Vice President of Pacific Telephone
Company Under $90,000 Bond.
San Franciscc. March 2'.i. louis
Class, vice president of the Pacific
States Telephone ic Telegraph com
pany, was arraigned in the superior
court yesterday on nine indictmen'
charging hint with bribery of stipet vig
ors, lie was granted a week in v!ii.-li
to plead and was released o:i $!i.ii'ii
Clean, Comfortable Cooking
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The advantages of a Gas Range are so apparent. Ask your neighbor.
Or better still ASK THE GAS MAN. He will answer all questions.
We've a representative display of Ranges for your inspection, priced at
only $10 and up.
PEOPLES POWER COMPANY,
1509 5th Avenue.
lOO E. 17th Street.