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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, MAY 2. 1007.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1824
flecond avenue. Rock Island, 111. En
tered at the postofflce as second-cVias
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Daily, 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 Inland county.
Thursday, May 2, 1907.
The calendar says
it's spring, any
Lift don't lean, boost don't Knock.
Altogether for Hook Island.
It Is a fine peaceful array of battlu
ships spread out around Jamestown.
When a rich young man starts out
to burn his money the smoke has an
odor singularly like gasoline.
Central America which was threat
ened with peace last week appears in
have broken out in a new place.
Democratic efforts from now om
should be to get together and "sic"
ou the republicans to keep asunder.
Rockefeller's imported minister
wants business on a heavenly basis,
but does not say anything about res
titution for past business corruption,
so that a fair start can be made o:i
the new track.
Some how the state legislatures cf
the great republican states don't
seem to endorse the president as 'i?
expected. The factional fight in the
republican party is getting as wide
as a barn door.
The London Standard states with th;
voice of authority that Cecil Rhodes
hoped to see Great Britain regain em
pire over the United States. And yet.
they tell us, Rhodes was a man oi aj v
tiou and not a dreamer.
doubtful constitutionality and that the
supreme court upheld only on the
ground of "long acquiescence." '
It is an open secret that there are
several candidates for the governorship
in the legislature, and they manifest
eager willingness to defeat adminis
WHAT A DRESS WAS
- -z " .w-i tttt,. an: .ZT.j&r.i.izpsasni.fiTra;
Chairman Burton, of the IIouv:
Rivers and Harbors committee, does
not propose to waste time listening to
what representatives of various sec
tions of the country think and want.
Chairman Burton knows what Burton
and Ohio want.
It's a pretty tough proposition fu
tile democrats to have to start in'o
the coming campaign with the repub
licans having already a $r.nii),iiiiu cor
ruption fund, according to President
Roosevelt and ho should know. No
wonder the republican politicians don't
want to pass a publicity law for it
would cut off tho:,e Wall street cam
Itiyaii in the Pulpit.
One Sunday not long ago William I
Bryan preached a sermon in Spring
field, Mass., and the newspapers uf
that commonwealth have ever since
been remarkin.; upon the goodness ol
its substance and the effectiveness of
The serious Boston Transcript co n
mends him to the ministry as hi
trite vocation. It remarks:
"His discourse was marked by vigo
eloquence, imagination, and the kind
of humor that is not out of place -U
the preacher's desk. These qualities
have become well known to the pub
lic, but there was an agreeably novel
ty about them in their new relations.
Mr. Bryan's voice is musical, his de
livery is forcible, his imaginary is :'t
tractive, but even with this splendid
equipment he has failed to inspire
belief and confidence in his political
theories. But almost every one ::i
this country has a belief in Chris
tianity in some of its phases, and few
men are better adapted than Mr. Bry
an to broaden and strengthen an 1
vivify such a belief. It is not even
yet too late for him to recognize his
true mission. The pulpit is where
he belongs, and should lie decide to
become one of its ornaments he
would find hundreds waiting for him
and that broad field, the world, op;n
This suggestion, says the republican
Chicago Inter-Ocean, we believe to y;
eminently wise. That suggestion form
erly made which consigned Mr. Bry in
to the stage was not in consonance
with his qualifications, for it ignore!
one leading characteristic of his men
tality and temperament. Mr. Bryaa
sincerely loves to preach. The ethical
propensity in him is direct and force
ful and never would be content to op
erate indirectly or unconsciously as is
required by an art. Moreover. Mr.
Bryan is a man of clean life, lofty as
pirations, and Christian faith.
The world has always need of a
great preacher and perhaps this gen
eration has a greater need than usur,!.
Mr. Bryan is a very modern and Am
erican man. He is a lover of his kind
and knows the emotions and the :ie
cessities of the human heart.
For all of which reasons Mr. Bry?.n
is the ideal man for the presidency of
the I'nited States.
My Best Friend.
Alexander Benton, who lives on Ru
ral Route 1. Fort Edward, X. Y.. says:
"Dr. King's New Discovery is by best
earthly friend. It cured me of asthma
six years ago. It has also performed
a wonderful cure of incipient consump
tion for my son's wife. The first bottle
ended the terrible cough, and this ac
complished, the other symptoms left
one by one. until she was perferctly
well. Dr. King's New Discovery's pow
er over coughs and colds is simply mar-
ve.ous. Mi other remedy has ever
equaled, it. Fully guaranteed by W. T.
Hartz. druggist, ;;! Twentieth street.
50 cents and $1. Trial bottle free.
Congressman Waldo of Brooklyn
made a sensational charge at the
Faneuil hall meeting of the national
league of employes of navy-ward:; ri
Boston Friday night, when he said
that warships built in private yard:;
and Immediately sent to the Brooklyn
navy-yard for repairs had "been found
to have rivet holes plugged with wood,
putty and soap." Which ships were
they? This is a serious matter which
ought to be investigated, for it is n-f
to be supposed that Mr. Waldo made
his statements without warrant. if
false work of this sort has been do ic
for the government it ought to he
known who the responsible shipbuild
ers were. Further than this, attention
should be given to the naval offices
stationed at. the shipyards to inspect
the work. Rivet holes filled with putty
suggests the corrupt bureaucracy of
Russia or of China in the days of their
wars with Japan, but he have prided
ourselves that such things would be
impossible in the United States. An
investigation should be ordered with
I Big Firef
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Fighting the Governor.
A battle royal seems coming ;i
opriugiieui, net ween me leaders and
the majority in the house and senatr
on one side, and Governor Deneen on
the other. It has long been evident
that the governor was without i.:
nuence in the legislature. Speaker
Shurtleff and other house leade:
and some of the leaders in the senate.
have seemed inclined to go out of their
way to attack measures and methods
favored by the governor. The bills 1
nas urged for enactment have been
held back or defeated, till now he open
ly threatens to call a special session
unless under the lash they get togeth
er, and do the things he bids. Some
of - the Influence moving against the
governor Is traced to the state treasur
ers and auditors who are being prose
cuted for the recovery of large sums in
state fees. Friends of these former
officials accuse Governor Deneen si
having sought for political effect to re
cover for the state fees on bonds cov
ering a period of thirty-five years, nit
withstanding he appropriated to him
self $243,000 in fees received under a
statute that was long considered of
All piled up for your
The only mill left in
three cities to cut your
White Pine Lumber
There were music and dancing and
feasting. Iu a recess sat a couple, as j
couples have sat from the beginning of
the world, first under the primeval for
est, then in a skin covered dwelling
and now hi splendid residences. The
man was iu the conventional black,
the woman iu a dream of a costume
that had Just been turned out at the
hands of an artist.
Your answer is final?" asked the
n.au almost with a moan.
"But you have admitted that you
could be very happy with me."
"The happier I could be the more
miserable I would be."
"What do you mean?"
"In poverty I would suffer in seeing
But you might wait for something
letter than poverty. At the gold fields
V bird in the hand Is worth two Iu
"Within a few days I shall be en
gaged to a man whose fortune is not
in the bowels of the earth."
It was with a sickening sensation
a 1 wilt the heart that he went away
from the place where he had been told
that all he eared to strive for was de
nied him. He turned and looked back
at the lights, and the music came to
him iu mockery. Should he go to the
river and end it all or carry out his in
tention to go to the gold fields? The
former course was but a momentary
weakness: the latter would take him
far away from the girl who was almnt
to pass to another.
A man with n few streaks of gray in
bis hair and heard entered a ballroom.
At the farther end a woman stood with
her back to him. The moment his eye
lighted on her costume he started. Fif
teen years before the girl who had
worn that dress or its counterpart had
ref used him and told him that she was
ibout to marry a man whose fortune
was a real tangible thing, not a dream
of the future. The figure was the
same, and the hair, like hers, was jet
black. He advanced, and when still
tit a distance she turned. She was like
his lost love, too much like her for the
interval of years that had passed since
he had seen her. He had expected to
.see her look older. But it was she.
Of that he was quite sure.
She walked past him on the arm of
an attendant, hut gave no heed tn the
newcomer who was so much interested
iu her. He was not surprised that she
did not recognize him. If she had not
changed he had. He had been buried
in a wilderness and had done nothing
but dig in the earth.
"That," he snid to a friend, pointing
at the same time to the girl, "is or was
"Yes. Miss Howes."
"Please present me to her without
speaking my name plainly, so that she
will not hear it."
The introduction was made and
"Donald King" so distorted as to sound
like another name.
re you a resident of the city?"
asked the girl by way of introducing
I was at one time. I have been
awav a long time."
"I thought you must he a stranger.
since I don't remember over to have
seen you before."
'"You have known mo well."
"I?" She looked at him s'earchingly.
"I must admit that you have passed out
of mv memory."
"That's natural. It's years since we
parted. I might not have recognized
you had it not been for something to
"And that is?"
The orchestra gave the call for a
dance. A man came hurrying up to
Miss Howes and led her away.
Donald King laid his plans to make
more than u casual acquaintance of his
former love and kept his identity so
well concealed that lie did not reveal
himself. He was careful to chat with
her only on subjects entirely discon
nected with their past affair and learn
ed little more about her life since then
than she knew about his. He wished
to know why she had not married, as
she had Intended, but feared to reveal
himself by asking, lie made rather
quick love, hut tho lady seemed In
clined to listen.
Finally he revealed himself iu this
"When I went away you said that
you considered a bird In the hand
worth two In the bush. Why did you
not take the bird Iu the hand?"
"You speak in riddles."
"You are the woman I loved and the
only woman I shall ever love. I might
not have recognized you on my return
had It not been that you wore the same
dress as the night lefore my depar
ture, when you told me there was no
hope for me on account of my poverty
But on my return I recognized you.
and you excited in me the same"
Are you bereft or your senses, or
have you mistaken me for some one
else? That dress was given my older
sister years ago by my cousin. Edith
I nowes. Jiy tnsier wore u occasional
ly, and now that Its sleeves and other
i things In Its makeup have come again
, Into fashion I have been making use
"And you are not Edith Howes?"
"Xo. I am Rebecca Howes."
Donald King married Rebecca Howes.
One day while driving with his wife
they met a woman fat and forty with
prematurely white hair. Rebecca smil
ed at her.
"Who Is she?" asked the husband.
Edith Howes, the only woman you
A glance through our Suit StoiA will
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The Range of Styles are Surprising. Smarter Effects were never Designed.
Some of the recent arrivals are in styles and materials adapted to be worn every day through cool and warm
weather fro.il now until late fall. Come and inspect this immense display and let the stock tell its own tales.
Prices start at $12.98, $14.98, $18.98, up to $45
At each price we show a large range of Styles, Shades and Materials
114 end 116 West Second Street a
THE BEE HIVE,
ETERNAL YOUTH SOCIETY.
Iowa Organization Will Fine or Expel
Members Who Think They Are Sick.
"The First Society of Eternal Youth"
is the name of an organization founded
it Ics Moines. la., which has for its
object the prolongation of life and
which proposes to fine every member
who becomes sick, says a special dis
patch from l)es Moines to the Chicago
Tribune. That the association is in
aruest is evidenced by the fact that
100 men already have enrolled in the
scheme, the preamble of which reads
'The special object and business of
this society shall be to renew and per
petuate the mental, moral and physical
youth and strength of all its members;
to build up and continue i:-. the highest
degree the mental vigor in each indi
vidual member, and imperatively re
quiring from each and every member
that he live the life of health, thereby
contributing his share in banishing the
specter of disease and death from the
face of the earth.
'Any member who is reported sick
from any disease and so remains sick
and is confined to his bed for a con
tinuous period of three days or more
shall be fined In a sum not less than ?1
or more than $10 for the first offense.
For the second offense under this arti
cle any member shall be suspended
from membership, and for the third of
fense of any member in violation of
this article expulsion from tho society
Fliall be the penalty."
All members upon joining must sisrn
a pledge that he or she will continually
assert that there is nothing but custom
and hnbit or thought that causes peo
ple to be sick, grow old or die.
Why It Succeeds.
Because it's for One Thing Only, anj
Rock Island People Appreciate
Xolliing can he good for everything.
Doing one thing well brings succe-?.:.
Doau's Kidney Fills do one thing
They cure sick Kidneys.
They etnv backache, every kidney
Here is Kock Island evidence tj
A. Sues of 1 !'! Sixth avenue, says.
"My kidneys caused me a groat deal
of discomfort to cav nothing of tli"
money 1 spent Irving to euro myseK.
There wen' constant pains in tho
small of n.y hack and if I change,;
my position quickly I was rewarded
with pain shooting through my kid
neys. There was too frequent action
of the kidney secretions accompanied
by a burning sens-.it ion. Procuring
Doan's Kidney Pil!.s I to;k them. I
am satisfied they are an excellent rem
edy and 1 know of others who received
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That's a Question.
Occasionally one has the fortune to
meet women who are ideal in look.;
and figure. Xinety-nine times out of :i
hundred you will find she takes Hol-
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Tablets, 35 cents. T. II. Thomas'
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DO YOU GET UP
WITH A LAME BACK?
Kidney Trouble Makes You Miserable.
Almost evcrvliod v who reads the news-
pajcrs is sure to know if the wonderful
it , I euros made by J)r.
- dor rcniodv
f It is the groat mcd-
nineteenth century ;
discovered after rears
X.B of scientific research
bv r. Kilmer, me
eminent kidnev and
bladder specialist, and is wonderfully
successful iu promptly curing lame Kick,
uric acid, catarrh of the bladder and
Rriht's Disease, which is the worst
form of kidnev trouble.
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root is not rec
ommended for evervthing but if you have
kidney, liver or bladder trouble "it will le
found' just the remedy you need. It lias
been tested in so many' ways, in hospital
work, and in private practice, and has
proved so successful in every case that a
special arrangement has been made by
which all readers of this paper, who have
not already tried it, may have a sample
bottle sent free by mail', also a book tell
ing more about Swamp-Root, and how to
find out if you have kidney or bladder trou
ble. When writing mention reading this
generous offer in this paper ana sena your
address to Dr. Kilmer fwL-.
X- Co.. Bin7hamton.
K. V. The regular! &H
fiftv-cent and one-3S
dollar size bottles are Home of Swnp-Root.
sold by all good druggists. Don't make
any mistake, but remember the name,
hwanip-Root, Dr. Kilmer s bwanrp-Koot,
If you let me fix those Teeth
It Won't Hurt a Bit.
That's a Fact.
r. Martin, Dentist
1715 Second Avenue.
Over the London
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Did vou ever stop to consider the money value
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f xiere s a simple, oui nuj;iy convincing,
t illustration :
To walking steps are equal to
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The ordirrary man covers little
over hve feet of ground in
makinn two steps. 1 he
average bicycle rider
will cover seven-
teen feet with
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the best, and is adapted to more
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