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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL" 3, 1907.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue, Rock Island, I1L En
tered at the postofflce aa aecond-claaa
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Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Wednesday, April 3, 1907.
Xow for a better and a greater city.
No matter how they did it
it so they did.
Sound the slogan. "Buck to business;
boost for Kock Island."
Confidence is restored. There will
be no grass growing in the streets of
After ail has been said and done, the
democrats control the Chicago common
council by a comfortable working ma
jority. The best way that Mayor McCaskrin
can live up to the standard which he
has taught many of the people to be
lieve he represents, is to let the people
have their way.
Alabama has five former governor
still living. They are Kuttis Y. Cobb,
elected in 1STS and ISXil; Thomas C.
.lones. elected in 1S!tit and 1S!2; Wil
liam C. Gates, elected in 1S94; Joseph
F. Johnston, elected in ISitO and 1S!)X.
and William D. Jelks, who succeeded
to the office on the death of William F.
Stamford and was elected to a full
term in 1!)"2.
In order that sick children of Provi
dence, 11. I., may have the benefit uf
fresh air and sunshine in the summer
months. Mrs. Anne Crawford Allen
Brown, widow of .loan Carter Brown.
has given to the Hhode Island hospita
her country home at Qnidnesset. Th
property consists of a fine brick hoti
and about 10O acres of land. The value
of the gift, is estimated at $40.0iio.
-Miss I mi lsuda, principal of a
training school for girls in Tokio, Ja
pan, is on a visit to this country. Miss
Tsuda was educated in America and
after graduation returned to her ni
tive island, where she became a teach
er. Later she established the school
of which she is now the head. The
institution is modeled on American
lines, English being taught in every
John W. Gates' names has been free
ly mentioned among those who were
said to have been caught, on the
wrong side of tho market, during the
recent flurry in Wall street. Knowing
how extensively Mr. Gates has at times
operated in the stock market, those
who accepted this report were led to
the conclusion thr.t Mr. Gates had lost
heavily. Friends who have heard him
discuss the matter have come to tha
conclusion that Mr. Gates himself, how
ever much others may be worrying
about his losses, is pretty well satis
fied with his recent, position in the
Justice John Marshall Harlan, dean
of the supreme court of the United
States, lives on Mount. Pleasant, a sub
urb of Washington. When the weath
er permits he walks from his resi-
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DIAMONDS OF PUREST
To wear diamonds is to be in
harmony with the fashion spirit
of the period. It is substantial
evidence that you are imbued
with the element of enthusiasm
that accelerates progress and es
By permission, we will refer
prospective buyers of precious
stones to our ultra exacting cli
entele those who either knew
values, or accepted our word and
mi av avi
Rock Island, la.
deuce to the capitol every morning,
ii distance of fully four miles. Ho
swings along with a stride denoting
excellent health and strength, and
should he encounter the two most Il
lustrious pedestrians in Washington
the president and the new British am
bassador and either should attempt
to set the pace, the veteran juriscon
sult would show them a thing or two
Boston Globe: It is gratifying to
learn that, the navy department his
decided to abandon billboard advertis
ing and to discontinue the use of thu
huge colored posters which har, excit
ed so much criticism. There never
was a man or a ship on an ocean that
presented quite so resplendent a pic
ture as the billposter designs. These
extravagant lithographs have been be
neath the dignity of a government like
ours and have placed Uncle Sam in a
vulgar and uncandid position as the
oniv large employer or labor wno
would resort, to such disingenuous ap
peals to induce intelligent men to eu-
ter the service.
Hack to IliiHiiieKM IIoohI tor Kock
The election is over. The people
have spoken. Their mandate is law.
The elements of doubt and uncertain
ty enshrouding the city's future have
been removed by the voice of the peo
ple. The expression is of no uncertain
sound. The prospects for Hock Island
wore never brighter than they are at
Xow for harmony of action and a
united purpose to make of Rock Island
all that it should be. The Argus has
contended right along that to advance
Bock Island industrially and commer
cially, the moral standard of the city
should he uplifted. This has been ac
complished. Bark to business boost for Rock Is
land, should be the slogan inspiring
every good move for the furtherance
of Rock Island's common welfare from
Union of Creed.
Success promises to crown the ef
forts which have been exerted to se
cure a union of the Congregationalists.
United Brethren and Methodist Protest
ant, church of the country. Delegates
from these churches have just con
cluded a conference in Chicago, at
(From The Argus'
The chief satisfaction to be had from
the results of the municipal election in
Rock Island yesterday is found in the'
rebuke of misrule and the enforced re
tirement of Mayor McCaskrin. In view
of all that has been said during the
campaign, not losing sight, of some of
the things that have escaped the lips
of McCaskrin himself, extensive com
ment on this point so far as The Argus
is concerned, is unnecessary.
The Argus is content that anyone
but McCaskrin should have been se
lected mayor of Rock Island. It says
this for the city's good. It would have
preferred the triumph of a democratic
candidate, but since the party had no
nominee in the field for this office, there
is no occasion for waste of words on
this score. Mr. Schaffer ought to make
a model mayor. He can if he is so dis
posed. He has the advantage of ex
perience in city affairs sustained by
the reputation of being upright, honest
He is doubly strong in having en
dorsed the principles of the citizens'
association, which was essential to his
election, as the returns demonstrate.
He owes his election to James McXa
mara, his opponent up to the eve of
election, as much as he does to his
own party. A careful analysis of the
vote of the upper precincts of the
Fourth and Fifth wards, particularly
he latter, the stronghold of the citi
zens movement, snows wnere the in
fluence was wielded that swung the
election. The overtures which Schaffer'.s
friends and supporters, officially and
otherwise in the republican party, made
for the removal of Mr. McXamara from
the race, and the agreement he entered
into as a condition of that withdrawal,
binds him to the principles of good mu
nicipal government. He cannot betray
his trust. He is bound to resist the
ring, which although harbored under
the banner of the republican partv
md allied with the most odious ele
ments in the community, has
sought to operate in both parties to
prey upon the successful one in the
control of city affairs. He stands
pledged to ignore and if necessary re
pudiate that element.
Mr. Schaffer is bound by the condi
tions pf his election to give to the citi
zens of Rock Island a business admin
istration, a conservative yet progressive
administration, and. above all, a clean
administration. He is capable of meet
ing these requirements, and "The Argus
believes he will not prove disappoint
ing. That the nominees on the citizens'
ticket for the other important offices
failed of election is to be regretted, and
a glance at the figures shows that the
republicans could see no one who did
not appear under the party appel
lation . Men as qualified as their
own nominees for positions of public
trust, and fully as deserving, were
which a plan of union has beeu adopt
ed and referred to the local and state
churches for action. Reports offered
at the conference indicate a general
willingness on the part of local and
state organizations for a union of thee
sects. These churches have a total
membership of 1,1-14.948, divided as fol
lows: Congregationalists, C87.041?;
United Brethren, 274.012, and Metho
dist Protestant, 1S3.S94. They have
12,587 churches and 9,795 ministers.
Undoubtedly marked advantage
would follow the union of these sects,
which have been separated heretofore
only by trivial matters of church gov
ernment and not by any theological
differences worthy of debate. Leaders
of the movement for union urge tin?
need of more ministers as the greatest
incentive for the consolidation. The
three churches now have nearly 3.000
more churches than they have minis
ters and their growth has been retard
ed greatly through their inability to
secure ministers for new congrega
tions. The union would cause the
abandonment of many churches in ci
ties in which all three of the sects
have congregations and would thus
make a large number of ministers
available for snpplying pulpits now
Leaders in this movement are ex
pressing hope that their example will
be followed by other churches. Effort
in this direction has been made for
years for the union of the Methodir,t
Episcopal church and the Methodist
Episcopal church south and some
progress is shown each year, but fin
al consolidation of those two num?r
ically strong bodies Is still only a re
mote possibility. Progress has beei
made also in the union of Presbyterian
churches, but the field for further work
along the line of church union is lim
ited, ami .will remain so as long is
zealous adherence to distinctive doc;
trinal tenets is made a test of loyalty
to church establishments as it is today.
There is certainly a large field for
An umbivlla carried over the wo
man, the man getting nothing but the
drippings of the rain, signities court
ship. When the man has the umbivlla
and the woman the drippings it ludl
cates marriage. Boston Transcript.
A brave man is sometimes n despera
do, but a bullv is Always a coVard.
slaughtered by the spirit of party greed
and the insatiable desire for party gain
There is no going back of this state
ment, and the outcome does not reflect
the spirit that the leaders exhibited
when, in stress of desperation, they
sought salvation for the head of its
ticket at the hands of the citizens' as
sociation which its spellbinders and as
pirants for recognition had attacked
from the moment it sprang into exist
As far as the' aldermen are concern
ed, it is a significant phase of the elec
tion that every alderman standing for
reelection who defied public sentiment
on the telephone franchise, went down
There is no disposition in utte
ing these few words of truth to involve
the result in acrimonious debate. Tha
battle is over. A disturbing influence
in the community has been eliminated
it is hoped, permanently. Rock Is
land may, if it will, prove the better
for the scourge through which it has
passed. It has had the worst possible
Let us hope for the best possible, it
has suffered the pangs of discord. It
has got rid of the disturber. It de
Let us have it.
The fact that R. R. Reynolds swept
Rock Island against an opposing Rock
Island man for the office of county
judge in yesterday's election, carrying
the city by nearly four hundred votes
over R. B. Olmsted, shows conclusive
ly that the democrats are still pretty
much in evidence and w here they unite
on a popular and deserving candidate,
such as Mr. Reynolds proved to be,
they enlist the support of the majority
of the people.
This was true of the county election
of last fall, when Cornelius Donovan,
democratic candidate for sheriff, ran
away with the vote in Rock Island for
sheriff, together with that of the re
mainder of the county outside of Mo
line. The democratic party in Rock Island
need not feel discouraged over anv
phase of the situation. They are still
in fighting trim, are splendidly organ
ized in both city and county affairs,
and they constitute an influential fab-
tor in the community.
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HOW SHE GOT A POSITION.
Edward Thatcher was station agent
en the Union Pacific railroad at a
place far out oa what thirty years ago
were called "the plains." The only
houses at this stopping point for trains
vere the station and Thatcher's dwell
ing, a few hundred yards away.
Thatcher's daughter, Molly, sixteen
y.ears old. was anxious to learu teleg
raphy. Her father encouraged her,
and as soon as she knew her tele
graphic letters he ran a wire under
ground from the station to the house
and put in a key for her to practice on.
At first be used the regular key nt the
station, but Molly's line was an Inde
pendent one. and she was liable to call
him tit any time. In summer, having
little to do. he would sit at the station
door trying to keep cool. That he
could chat with bis well beloved
daughter without inconvenience be Im
provised an extra key in tbe floor
where he was accustomed to lounge.
It wasn't much of a key, and its click
was not easily heard, but it sufficed.
Thatcher would sit in his chair and
by a slight pressure of his fi;ot give
Molly lessons in telegraphy till she I v-
came sufficiently expert to take a po
sition and earn her own living. Then,
not being satisfied with her desolate
abode, so far from companions of her
own age. she prepared to go to Omaha
with a view to becoming an operator.
One night Thatcher went from his
house to the station to attend the pass
ing of two trains, the one going east
due nt !:05, the other going west due
at 11:15. After the latter hour there
would be no trains till morning,, and
he could pass the night at home. Tbe
first train passed on time. Then
Thatcher settled himself for a doze
while waiting for the next one, having
nearly two hours to wait and not car
ing to disturb his family, who went to
bed early, by going back to the house.
He had scarcely settled himself on a
bunk be had in the freight house ad
joining and opening iuto the station
when he heard a distant gallop of
horses hoofs not one horse, but sev
Passengers did not usually come that
way. The agent scented danger.
Jumping up, he went to the telegraph
apparatus and called Molly.
"Are you up?" he asked.
There were a few moments delay,
wueu the answer came, "Had gone
to bed, but hadn't got to sleep.'
"Stand by the key. Don't call."
Molly asked for an explanation, but
received none, for at that moment the
thud of horses' hoofs was directly
without the station, and one in ad
vance gave a rap at the door. Thatcher
opened it, and a man with a drawn
revolver, the muzzle pointing in the
agent's face, stood in the opening.
Others were dismounting and coming
up on to the platform. There was
nothing for Thatcher to do but to do
"Where's yer telegraph outfit?" ask
od the man.
"In there in the ticket office."
'A11 right. You go In there." And
covered by this time with three re
volvers, Thatcher passed Into the
freight bouse, where be was searched
for arms and bound baud and foot
with a lariat. The men after this
made themselves comfortable and wait
Is the westbound train on
time?" asked one who appeared to be
"Don't know. I can find out for
"By asking over the wire."
"I don't think you will. Where's
your red light?"
"It's somewhere around here in a
corner there, I think."
The man found the light, and
Thatcher knew that they would signal
the train to stop with a view to hold
ing up the passengers or robbing the
express ear of a shipment of money,
"There are some things about that
train," he said, "you'd ought to know."
"Well, what are they?"
"If you'll let me come in there with
you, I'll tell you."
The men loosened the lariat about
his legs, and he walked Into the other
room. One of his captors sat in the
chair In which he was accustomed to
talk to Molly, and they stood him on
the floor a few feet from the telegraph
key. He began to tell a plausible
story, giving them Just the Information
they wanted that the conductor of the
train was timid and they would have
no trouble with him, but the express
messenger was a fighter, well armed
and with an assistant of the same kind
Then he gave them the information
(made up) that $40,000 was being ship
ped on that very train. By mingling
truth with falsehood he won enough
of their confidence to Interest them
and while talking sidled along till he
got a foot on the telegraph key. Then
warming up with his subject to the
train robbers to fix their attention, ho
called Molly and told her of tbe sitna
"What's that clicking In the ticket of
fice?" asked the leader suddenly, prick
Ing up his ears.
"Oh, my key clicks with every dis
patch that goes through," said Thatch
er, while he read by sound his daugh
ter's message to the next station east
This satisfied the robbers. At 11
o'clock a man with a red light went
out and waited to signal the train. It
was twenty minutes late and when It
came disobeyed the signal, pushing on
to the station, where a dozen men with
rifles jumped off and confronted the
robbers. All were captured.
Molly had no difficulty in getting a
position -with the railroad company, be
Bldes being siren a thousand dollars.
l SARAH REAM.,
A LAND OF MYSTIC CHARM,
Beauties of Modern Syria as Seen by a
Here is a vivid description of the
Bihiii-al plain of Esdraelon. taken
from Mrs. A. C. Inchbold's "Under the
Syrian Sun:'' "Instantly our gaze am!
with it our hearts went out to the
strange beauty of the plain of Esdrae
lon. spread out just beyond the rolling
ranges of the Galilean hills. It was
ike some beautiful sea with its softly
green billows sweeping inland in broad
gracious curves between the bounda
ries of its northern and southern hills.
nd upon this limpid, seemingly liquid
surface rested big cloud shadows of
deep veiled purple. The billows were
the cultivated stretches of the plain.
and the cloud shadows indicated the
broken, tilled soil. When in reality the
shadows of clouds moved across the
billowed richness of the great meadow
as the natives called Esdraelon the
effect was sublime beyond descrip
tion." Of Baalbek the same author says:
'So overpow ering was tbe first impres
sion of loneliness and awe creuted by
the suddeu sight of the giant pillars
towering iu the mystic blue light that
instinct bade one creep behind the
nearest giant stone wall and hide hide
from the guardians, the genii, who
seemed to be lurking in the dark
depths between tbe fallen pillars, to Ih!
immovable as sentinels in the penum
bra of the vast colonnade. But there
description fails. The wonders of that
whole magic area through which we
wandered as under a spell outstrip
'Ihe veil of the supernatural lay
lightly alike ou the untouched surface
as on the totally buried relics, now laid
bare by the . persistent burrowing of
the searchers after truth. I hosts of
the long ago hovered near. In tbe light
which transfigures all things eartulv
with an atmosphere that is supermun
dane they whispered strange tales of
the phantom world, which at the mo
ment seemed vivid and real, but in the
brightness of the morrow vanished as
a dream which memory yearns in vain
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