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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY. MARCH 30. 1907.
1, and it is very likely tjiat he will (
made a side trip to Alaska, sailing from
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624 1 Seattle for Manila after his return.
Major Willis I Richardson of the quar
termaster general's department, is mak
ing the effort to have the secretary of
war make the Alaska visit. Mr. Taft
would like to go very much and it is
merely a question of time. When he
has seen Alaska the secretary of war
will have visited every dependency of
the United States with the exception
Second avenue, Rock Island, I1L ' En
tered at the postomce as second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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character, political or religious, must
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over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Saturday, March 30, 1907.
Hmiciubrr It. It. Iteynoltln' cnnilltlnvy
for county JuiIkf. lie In rsprrlrnt'eil,
capable, and worthy, and aaka the of
fice only on bin merit.
Following are tbr xtriilubt democratic
Idermanlc cnudiiliMcn: l'imt nnnl,
John ilolxliiimiiier; Second ward, Henry
('. WrblliiK; Third ward, W. ('. Mmit-k-rri
Fourth wiiril, Ynlentlne Dauber;
Fifth ward. llllmii Trcfx nnd Jauie
Van Amdrl; Sixth ward, C. I'. Wilaon.
Vote Hlllriiuttivcly ou the iinnrsiiliou
John D. Rockefeller has his private
system, of giving reduced to a system.
It is in charge of his almoner, Freder
ick T. dates. Mr. Gates was formerly
a Baptist clergyman, but he has none
of the mannerisms or the appearance
of a man of the cloth. He is always
it tired in an up-to-date business suit
and his manner is brisk and incisive.
He has an office on one of the upp-?r
floors of the Standard Oil building at
21! Broadway, where he sits for a large
part of the day at a great rolltop desk
Clerks and stenographers are within
call and everything about him moves
witlr t he regularity of clockwork. Ev
ery application for charity or for any
purpose is considered on its own mer
its, irrespective of sentiment.
Ts the wagon still in the alley?"
Vote for municipal redemption.
Do not fail to vote for R.
Holds for county judge.
Municipal redemption is the para
mount duty in this election.
Tomorrow will be Easter. Do not g.:;
so excited about politics as to forg
"Tile public be damned," said M
Caskrin. And the. public has be -n
damned for two years by McCaskrin.
Vote to oust t lie mayor that wanU-l
prass to grow in the streets of Roe
Island. Send him back to pasture.
Senator Forakers inquiry into the
Brownsville affair in staying qualities
promises to rival Tennyson's brook.
Vice President Fairbanks may fee!
encouraged now that lightning ha
rtruck tue Illinois residence of his
This is one of the most vicious cam
paigns in the history of Rock Islan l
politics. Can you find the reason? Mc-
P. T. Barnuni believed the peop'e
like to be humbugged. So does G. W
jiccasKi in. r. l . uarnum is dead. Bo
is G. W. McCaskrin.
An Ideal Candidate in an Ideal Cam
R. R. Reynolds has proven an ideal
candidate at every step of the race for
the office of county judge. He has
conducted an ideal campaign, asking for
votes only on the score of fitness and
experience and on no other ground. He
lias fought a good fight, making an in
telligent and honorable canvass anil if
the people believe in worth and su
perior ability above all other consider
ations on the bench, they will elect
The democrats thought so well of
the capabilities of the late Judge Pa;
mi liter that they put aside polities i
consideration of the judiciary, feeling
that this was an office that should b
non partisan. They did not oppose th
election of Judge Parmenter.
Are the republicans broad mind"
enough to take the same view of the
The duty of every democrat is u
vote for his aldermanic candidate. Do
not overlook this. He will not be ha d
to find on the municipal ballot.
The election of James MeXamara to
the mayoralty would mean a clean and
business-like administration of munici
pal affairs. Is there anyone who
prepared to dispute this assertion?
The people of Rock Island picked r
lemon in the garden of politics when
they got McCaskrin. But this being
an early spring they will excham
what they got for a peach next Tues
ine nrsi nuty ot tne voter on en
tering the booth next Tuesday shou d
be to mark the smaller, or county bal
lot for R. R. Reynolds for county judge.
Then he should run down the demo
cratic ticket and place a cross in front
of the aldermanic candidate. The:i
vote for a better city.
The Presidential l,it.
One of the lists ot possibilities tor
the republican nomination for presi
dent ' next year going the rounds of
Theodore Roosevelt of New York.
Charles E. Hughes of New York.
Elihu Root of New York.
George B. Cortelyou of New York.
William H. Taft of Ohio.
Joseph B. Fo raker of Ohio.
Leslie M. Slmv of Iowa.
Joseph G. Cannon of Illinois.
Charles W. Fairbanks of Indiana.
Albeit B. Cummins of Iowa.
Robert M. La Follette of Wisconsin
W. M. Crane of Massachusetts.
Philander C. Knox of Pennsylvania
A little blue penciling for obviou
reasons shows how the list has been
padded. These are to be stricken ou
for reasons presented by a New Yor
paper that are self-evident:
Roosevelt, because he will noi
Root, because he could not carry
New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Indiana
Illinois, nor a single state with the po.
sible exception of Iowa, west of the
Cortelyou, same reason.
Knox, same reason.
Taft. can't get the delegates of hi
own state or of any worth mentioning
might have a few federal officials from
Foraker, President Roosevelt's haul
ax will knock him in the head.
Cannon, can carry the Standard Oil
trust, the steel trust, the lumber trus
the sugar trust, the ship subsidy graf
crs; nothing else.
Fairbanks, frozen stiff.
Cummins, too democratic.
Crane, never been introduced to th
So the list dwindles to Hughes, L,
Follette and Shaw.
Shaw, the public regards as too con
servative. It will not vote for a man
who is less radical than Roosevelt.
Hughes and La Follette.
"Plenty and to spare."
THE FORLORN MAN.
Abraham Lincoln said, "You can
fool all of the people some of the time;
you can fool some of the people all th
time, but you cannot fool all the pe -pie
all the time." George McCaskr'n
seemed to be able to fool all the people
all the time two years ago, but now .e
cannot fool any of the people any ;1
Abraham Lincoln believed in a go"
eminent of the people, by the peopl-.;
and for the people. George Washing
ington McCaskrin believes in a govern
nient of McCaskrin. by McCaskrin, an 1
for McCaskrin. The people for some
reason take more kindly to Lincoln's
idea. At least they are disposed tj
give it a trial next Tuesday. Thty
know what the other alternative
We have noticed that a good many
girls marry without any definite idea
as to the best way to kill the odor of
cooking cabbage. Topeka Capital.
Clear the voice. Allay the
irritation caused by cough
ing. Use when required.
I To Owners of Horses
According to Judge Gest's ruling this
afternoon the South Heights annexa
tion proposition is likely to go on the
ballot to be voted next Tuesday. It fs
the duty of every citizen to vote affirm
atively on the proposition. It means a
greater city. Rock Island cannot grow
any further to the east, it must extend
its limits south. Improve every op
portunity to express yourself for a
greater Rock Island.
Secretary TaT; may visit Alaska next
fall. He is going to leave Washington
for fh Philippines about September OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
When you are in noed of hay,
straw. o;its or corn, lot mo select
a from! load and send it to your
residence or place of business.
My fee for this service is 25 cents
Huvinpr farmed for a number of
years. 1 ean select Rood, sound
feed for those who favor me with
an order. And. being well posted
in regard to priees, 1 ean buy at
the lowest market rates, thereby
savinpr you more than the small
amount I charge-.
Orders left with me on Market
square, or at H. Ijuelimann's, Xo.
217 Seventeenth street, will re
ceive prompt and careful atten
tion. WM. NEPKA,
Buyer on Market Square. Rock In
land. Old Phone Went 707-X,
This story is true. That is, the
events narrated are followeiiias closely
to the original happenings as they can
be without pointing to the actual oc
Matthew Tuttle was a good man, a
good father and a good husband. He
was comfortably off in this world's
goods, happy and coutented. This
statement is made with the reserva
tion that so Mr. Tuttle appeared. That
be bad means is certain. That he was
ontented and happy is assumed be
cause he showed no sign to the con
One afternoou after business hours
Mr. Tuttle did tiot come home as usual.
His wife waited dinner an hour; I), 10
o'clock came, and still he did not come.
Mrs. Tuttle supposed he had been un
avoidably detained, but why had he
not telephoned as usual? At 11 o'clock
she called up the police headquarters.
requesting that they send to certain
tlaces where her husband might possi
bly lie found. These places were vis
ited, but Mr. Tuttle was not at any of
The next morning the city was ran
sackejj for the missing man that is.
ifte the usual hour for his appear
ance at his office. That hour came
and the next, and there were no signs
of Mr. Tuttle. The day passed with
out the slightest trace of him. His
wife soon fell into a condition border
ing on nervous prostration.
Weeks, months, years passed and Mr.
Tuttle was not heard from. The police.
gave him up, considering his case one
of the many in which the subject is
murdered and the body successfully
got away with. This they at last told
Mrs. Tuttle, and as soon as she became
convinced of it herself, accepting the
inevitable, she became resigned and
regained her health. Her husband's
estate was administered, and widow
ind children were found to have In
lierlted sneh an income as they needed.
Five years after Mr. Tuttle' s disap
pearance a man ot loriorn mum went
up to the Tut ties' front door and rang
the bell. Of the servant who answered
the summons be asked if Mrs. Tuttle
lived there. He was informed that she
owned the house, but had rented it
and goue to Europe with her children.
The man turned away.
It was a Sunday morning, nnd he
strolled aimlessly for awhile till, pass
ing a church, be entered It and took
a back seat.
"What's that handsome marble be
side the chancel V" he asked in a whis
per of one next him.
That's.the Tuttle font," was the re
ply. "It was placed there In memory
of Matthew Tuttle. who disappeared
and never was heard from."
Tlie forlorn man made no reply nnd
when the congregation was dismissed
went out with the others and stood on
the church steps as If not knowing
where to go. Presently he went down
into the street and lioarded a trolley
car. After half an hour's ride he got
out at a cemetery and. entering the
gate, followed a walk fill he came to
a lot whereon was a handsome monu
ment. He read the inscription, "111
Memory of Matthew Tuttle." The man
looked at the other graves in the lot,
taking in each separately, then went
One morning in Geneva. Switzerland,
where Mrs. Tuttle had gone to put her
children at school, she was walking
over the bridge leading to an island
In the Rhone, now nnd then stopping
to lean over the stone guard and look
into the crystal waters. After one of
these pauses she raised her head to
proceed. Suddenly she clutched at the
stone beside her and was sinking down
when a man caught her in his arms.
It was her husband.
Some time passed before the aston
ished woman could speak, and then
the idea that filled her brain was that
she had been deserted.
"Where have you been?" she asked,
"I remember," he said, placing his
hand on bis forehead, "a long while
ago boarding a train. Where I was
going 1 don't know. After that I re
membered nothing till three weeks
ago, when I suddenly seemed to come
to myself. I was in Philadelphia. I
took a train for home and found you
had come over here. I had no trouble
in identifying myself and getting
money to follow you. I have just ar
rived. At your apartments they told
me you walked here mornings while
the children are at school."
The wife looked at her husband for
confirmation and saw It In his forlorn,
half dazed expression. Then, though
not entirely unobserved, she threw her
arms about him. At that moment a
clock near by Btruck 12, and soon
after three children came running to
the bridge. A man none of them re
membered who stood by their mother
took them one after another in his
arras and kissed them. Then the re
united family went away.
Later, when the children's school
term xvas finished, the family went in
to the Alps for the summer. In the
autumn Mrs. Turtle's health had been
restored by the Invigorating mountain
air, and they all sailed for America,
but before reaching borne the Inscrip
tion bad been removed from the Tuttlo
memorial font, and the monument in
the lot In the cemetery bad been re
moved. The man to whose memory
these two mementos had been erected
bids fair not to eed such things for
a long while to come. .
It is questionable If these sudden
lapses of memory have ever received
their true explanation. We know that
the faculty of memory is a process of
delicate mechanism, but bow and why
such mechanism temporarily ge'& out
of order we are ignorant.
' EUGENE HOLMES BURT. .
I Niemann & a
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