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WOMEN PLAY CITY
. Mayor Mrs. t'oriune Brown, Social
ist, or Mrs. Claribel Schmitt, independ
ent. City Treasurer Mrs. John F. Thomp
son. Comptroller Mm. Albert Johnson.
Corporation Counsel One of the wo
men lawyers of the club.
Commissioner of Health Dr. Frances
Beyond the foregoing offices the slate
makers have not gone, but it is ex
pected that before October two tickets
will be in the field a Socialist and an
Independent ticket. It is conceded that
Miss Louie L. Kilbourn. former presi
dent of the Teachers' federation, will
be made president of the board of edu
Novel Government Scheme to
be Tried by Chicago So
cial Economic Club.
i WHY FASHION CHAT
NO DETAIL TO BE OVERLOOKED
THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1907.
A mpntli ago today it was our pleasure to
meet a very correctly dressed young society
swell just out from under the hands of one of
Xew York's most fashionable custom tailors.
His suit was of black flannel striped with
white lines an inehapart.produeino'a strikingly
A Mayor Who Will Choose a Cabinet,
and Thirty-five Aldermen to Be
Elected for Fun of It.
Having had ii mayor de facto, a
mayor de jure, u nonresident assistant
mayor, a deputy assistant mayor, good
mayors aud bad mayors, fat aud loan
mayors and mayors vlu weren't may
irs at u It, t'bit-uu is to he treated to
the tare experience of bavin.: a femi
nine near -mayor, says the fhh-iiK)
Tribune. It is also to have a it.
council of feminine near-aldermen
For ivuveulcuce tbey will be called
Burying tlie despair that followed
the defeat of every effort to secure uia
liklpul suffrage for women, the Socia
Economic club, composed of advancec
thinkers, settlement workers, public
Hpirited women, feminine physician:
and lawyers and a handful of sinuU
ta set's and socialists, lias voted to or
ani.e Itself into a model muuicipa.
government. Systematization of thu
reform, philanthropic and civic work
carried on by the Huh is the chief pur
pose of the plan to urbanize the club
into a miniature -1 T3- government.
No detail of municipal government is
to be neglected by the clubwomen. Not
only are they to L.-pc a near-mayor
aud near-aldermen o'alled alderwom
eni, but they are to have a corporation
counsel, u city attorney, a commission
er of public. works, a chief of police, a
commissioner of health, a city treas
urer and all the other Id'i ami I i I It -officers
set down on the city's payroll.
Furthermore, they are to have a board
of education, a drainage beard, a li
brary iMiard, a street cleaning depart
ment, n finance . committee, a local
transportation committee, committees
of streets and alleys north, west aud
south and every other kind of a com
The "woman's city council" will bold
Its meetings Tuesdav afternoons fol
lowing the Monday niidit meetings of
the real city council, and if the real
body does anything which, the near
council does not like the near-council
wjl make its opinions known with lit
tle' ado. ' ' ' ''' .
j Cut A Mermen Down.
As the' inemhershop of the Social
Kjonoinies club is not largo enough t
permit of seventy nlderwomeu and all
of -the other city officers besides, it has
Dfjen decided to nave only lini'ty-Iive
aldermen, one from each ward. .Mrs.
Juiin F. Thompson, president of the
clul and a conservative, motherly wo
man, lias lteen intrusted with the tas'.;
of . appointing the various aldermen.
Shf will make her appointments during
the summer, and they will be announc
ed In the forthcoming year book o."
the club. At the first meeting Of the
club in October the otlice of mayor
and the other elective offices will be
filled, the mayor will name lier cabi
net, and thp steering committee of the
council will make up the various com
mittees. Already several women have
been mentioned as likely mayoralty
timber, and the campaigning has been
begun In a quiet way. Mrs. Thompson
has been urged to run for mayor, but
she says she does not want the office.
A tentative slate has been made up
CIKE5 RndJMATWM. Nei'RALOl. (cit
ric. AND KINUIteO DUfcAJEi.
Money Refunded if It fails.
For sale only by
J. RAMSER, Jeweler and Optician,
Opposite Harper House.
MONKEY HELPED TO FISH.
Accompanied His Master and Was
Valuable In Landing Catches.
For some years I lived in a small
town not far from Frome, and, being
very fond of fishing, I was able to in
dulge in my favorite pastime very of
ten, as the little river abounded in
trout, and I bad permission to fish
about eight miles of it.
The only boat on the lake belonged
to a Captain C. who rented a large
bouse with grounds coining down to
the lake, and lie very kindly allowed
me the use of the boat at all times.
The captain was perhaps the tinest fly
fisherman I have ever seen, an enthu
siast at the spo , and was often to be
seen in the boat, bis page boy rowing
The other occupant of the boat was
invariably a monkey that sat stolidly
in the stern sheets, but when the cap
tain hooked a tish Jocko was all activ
ity, dancing about the boat in a most
excited manner, and as soon as the
captain bad drawn the tish near enough
the monkey, holding on to the gun
wale with one hand, would seize the
tish witli the other, throw It into the
boat and then resume his usual seat.
I never saw the monkey lose a tish,
and Captain C. told me that he very
rarely did miss one. He never took a
landing net with him when the monkey
accompanied him. London Field.
The Straw Mat's Wail.
I trt nitile us I think of what
Is coming soon to rue,
When I must leave the shop, where
I'm coxy na can be.
To no out in the op-n air.
As straw hats have to do
When custom calls them to the front
' To make their spring debut.
In other years about this time.
AVhen nil the world was bright
And sunshine like a benison
I'oured down Its warming light.
And blossoms bourgeoned to the air
And birds came forth to sing.
It did me proud indeed to join-
The harbingers of spring.
Not gayer- In the gladsome days
Were any birds or tlowers.
Or sunbeams on the gossamer.
Or moonlit lovers' hours.
Than I the dazzling straw of spring
That. like a bursting bloom
Of beauty on the broad highway.
Dispelled the winter gloom.
My cheerful spirit met the sun.
Reflecting all its rays
In doubled radiance and cheer
That followed dreary' days.
I was thu straw which showed to all
Tlie wuy the spring wim'H blew,
And spring was really spring when I
Came fully into view.
Rut now I tremble as I think
How soon will come the day
AVhen I have got to take the road
And shine along the way;
I rhtver at the dreadful thought
And wish th ro were a law
Compelling spring to warm Itself
Before It put on straw.
TV. J. I.atnuton In Xew York World.
Lonaon's Latest Fad.
A fashionable society fad at the pres
ent time in London is Spiritualism ami
soul huntlui;. Very select circles meet
every week in various parts of that
city to consult "mediums," who in
spite of the many exosures of last
year are doing a bigger business than
ever. The most popular medium was
once a Gaiety actress, and her fee for
a sitting is $10.
It is well there is no one without a
.fault, for he would not have a friend iu
khe world. Hazlitt.
ihey Wear Better
and Last Longer
Clothcraft Clothes do thase
tiis because they -re mido
fron nil wool caiiarials shrunll
by th3 t70ci.1l Clathcraft prccess
and fashioned by the most
i!:i!Lcd c? hiu priced laor.
The Clothcraft tailors men
employed because? they era ex
perts ct their traio csi, cha-c,
fashion end put tarjethcr this
cloth into the fjood srtits yen
ought to wear suits that will fit
and please yea at tha start and
give you g'ced, lonrj, satisfactory
The care exercised in the
raaKing as well as in the se
lection of ail-wool material
malies the goodness possible and
The Clothcraft label Is on every garment -I00K for it.
Ton can have the handsome Clothcraft Spring Stylo B00K if
you'll asK for it.
individual effect. The coat was a single breasted, two
button sack, cut slightly rounded in front and a trifle
shorter than has been worn during tlie past season and
slightly dipping toward the front. A new feature was
the buttoned down pocket flap of a small upper pocket
on the right side. This buttoned down flap by the way
is also the distinguishing mark of all tlie Fall Models
in fancy vests. The sleeve was 'cuffless and trimmed
with two small buttons to match the one on the pocket
The trousers were peg tops and worn with cuffs, the
hem being made four inches deep in order to expose a
fold of the material instead of the fraying edge of the
cloth at the bottom.
A buff shirt from Budd's with brown embroidered
monogram on sleeve brown tie, scarf pin and cuff
links of topaz completed the very distinguished outfit.
So quickly are new ideas seized upon and used by
progressive manufacturers that our manager, Mr. Jno.
P. O'Leary, brought from Chicago on Tuesda', a few
half-silk lined suits which embody every new point in
the above description. There are also new designs in
plaids and checks.
Those good dressers who are looking for up-to-the-minute
styles will henceforth find them here. Stop in
some day when 3011 have a spare half hour and let us
WHY CLOTHING TO.
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Spectacular Career of Abe
Ruef, Typical Boss and Grafter.
Six years ago "Abe" Ruef, who rose
to power as the greatest, political
boss" since the days of the Tweed i
nns, was an obscure lawyer in S:m
Francisco. Prior to l!l(ll he professed
allegiance to the republican party, but
having failed to obtain any dividends
from his efforts in its behalf he cs
potised the cause of the labor partv
and secured the nomination of Eugene
Schniitz as mayor, who. owing to (lis.
affection in the ranks of both the other
parlies, was elected.
From that moment until he was ar
rested for his acts of graft he was Un
real ruler of the city.
Anything of value the municipality
could bestow was only bestowed after
Ruef had been "employed" as attorney
to "request" the city supervisors to
Saloon and dive keepers, proprietors
of restaurants, presidents of franchise
seeking ptibiic utility corporations, an l
Chinese opium sellers were all classed
alike to Ruef. They were his clients
and paying ones at. that, and he was a
successful counselor. His clients,
with rare exceptions, got from the city
of San Francisco that for which the-
Ruefs empire began to crumble
when the earthquake devastated th?
city. His juggling with rival tele
phone companies and the granting of
a franchise to the Home telephone
company under peculiar conditions
created the first distinct rumblings in
what he considered his own domain.
The granting of the United Kail
roads of a permit to trolleyize their
lines was followed by the formation
of a citizens' committee, headed by Re
joins Spreckels, to expose the graft
in the municipal government.
Ruef put. up a fight. Many of the
court officials were on his side. Dis
trict Attorney Langdon had heen con
sidered lukewarm and an effort wa
made by Ruef to oust him and take the
office himself. While he was moving
in this direction Langdon executed a
flank movement. He appointed Fran
cis J. Heney special prosecuting attor
ney to conduct the graft inquiry. Wil
liam J. Burns, an efficient detective,
was employed to aid Heney, and th
fight was on.
Ruef endeavored, through ' friendly
bailiffs, to keep hostile witnesses from
the .grand jury room. He failed, and
the grand jury Indicted him. His ai
swer was a laugh of sarcasm. The
sheriff was his friend. He told thif
officer he was not to be found, and for
a few days he enjoyed the freedom o'
the city and the worship of his fol
The prosecution went ahead with th?
investigation, and as the time for
Ruefs appearance In court to answer
j the Indictments drew near he dtsap
. neared." The friendly sheriff was un
i able, despite great efforts, to find him.
Here Detective Burns played a trump
card, lie located :Euel aud kepT him
under surveillance until Attorney
Heney could act.
The prosecution went before Hie
judge proved to him that the "be tiff
was not doing his duty, and sei tired
I he appointment of W. J. lVig.y
special elisor. Within two hours Ruef
was a prisoner.
The "boss" appealed to every p.issi
hie court to delay his trial. Th ? in
dictment stood despite his attacks on
them. His applications for writs of
habeas corpus failed. His plea that
the appointment of an elisor was ille
gal was not heard. Then the day gol
dark for Ruef, but he was hoprful.
The indictments, he claimed, were
based mi unsupported confessions of
men who said they took bribes from
one of the supervisors. The link con
necting Abraham Ruef to Supervisor
Gallagher was missing.
On this he planned his defense. No
witness could testify that he was the OOOOOOOCXXXXXXXKKOOOCOOOOOOCXXXXOOOOOOOOC5000000CX)OOOC
real power, though they were morally
certain he was.
While he pictured the days of peacb
and quiet he would spend wiien his
virtue had been proven in court, the
creature of his making shattered his
dream. Mavor Schmitz weakened. 1'
was said he confessed to escape pun
ishment, for his own misdeeds, for
which he. too. had been indicted. This
was the last straw, ami when the full
import of Schmitz's action was real
ized. Ruef decided to quit fighting an i
lay bare his own iniquities in the hope
that, the prosecutors would deal kindly
with him in consideration of the evi
dence he can give against the men who
Call and See.
We do make clothes in
our workshop at
per suit and upward.
ILLINOIS THEATER BUILDING
WORLD'S FAIR HOUSE.
UQ J"utl Shrunk.
"THKV DON'T CRACK SO QUICK"
Have "LIS OCORP" eyelet end nuttonbolei-
Flextliie "d Ouritble.
CtO. P. IDC CO.. Makers TMOV, H. V.
How a Kansas City Man I Building
an Odd Structure.
The World's Fair House, the new
home which I). B. Dyer Is building on
Independence avenue, near Beaumont
Station, east, of Kansas City, Mo., is
to be finished In about a year, says a
special dispatch to the Chicago Inter
Ocean. No wort on the building has
been done siuce Mr. Dyer left for his
home in Augusta. Ga., last fall. At
that time the roof, the exterior of the
house and a part of the porch were fin
ished. Mr. Dyer Is expected to return
within n few weeks, and work is to be
resumed and continued iu the summer.
"Altogether we luive spent alMiut
eighteen months working on the house,"
said James O. IIoj;g, the architect
"Some grading was done last winter.
but no work on the house is done ex
cept when Mr. Dyer is here. If wo
have no trouble we expect to finish In
about a year."
Mr. Dyer formerly lived In Kansas
Citv. lie Is now president of the elec
tric light aud street railway companies
In Augusta. Ills home at Beaumont Is
being built of material purchased by
him and Mr. Hogg at the Chicago tThd
St. Louis world's fairs. lie purchased
the Victoria building la Chicago aud
the Indian Territory, Louisiana and
Alabama state buildings in St. Louis.
The house also Is to be furnished with
material purchased at the Chicago and
St. Louis fairs.
Each Sunday when the weather is
pleasant many persons visit the house.
Wonderful Eczema Cure.
"Our little boy had eczema for five
years, writes N. A. Adams, Henrietta,
Pa. "Two of our home doctors said
the case was hopeless, his lungs being
affected. We then employed other doc
tors, but no benefit resulted. By chance
we read about Electric Bitters; bought
a bottle, and soon noticed improve
ment. We continued this medicine un
til several bottles were used, when our
boy was completely cured." Best of
all blood medicines and body building
health tonics. Guaranteed at W. T.
Hartz' drug store, 301 Twentieth street.
The Great Closing
BECOMES MORE SPIRITED EVERY DAY, NEW BARGAINS BEING
ING CONTINUALLY BROUGHT TO LIGHT.
Furniture and Carpet
OF THIS VICINITY ARE CERTAINLY REAPING GREAT BENE
FITS FROM THIS FORCED SALE.
OFFERED ARE STILL IN FORCE, BUT ONLY A FEW LEFT.
COME EARLY FOR THESE SNAPS.
GET YOUR SHARE OF THE GOOD THINGS IN THE FORMER
Carpet Co. Stock
324-326-328 Brady Street,
II. E. CASTEEL
L. D. MUDGE.
II. B. SIMMON.
TFTTST JND SAVINGS SANK.
ROCK ISLAM), ILL.
INCORPORATED UNDER STATE IAW.
Capital Stork, 9100,000. Kur I'rr Out lutrrr.it I'all oa Drpoalta.
Pain caused by bolls, burns, cuts,
scalds and skin diseases is promptly
relieved by DeWitt's Carboiized Wltc.i
Hazel Salve. Good for piles. Sold by
C. .1. Larkin.
J. J. LaVelle.
II. E. Cast eel,
L. D. Mudge,
II. 1). Mack,
M. S. Heagy,
II. B. Simmon,
II. II. Cleaveland,
Mary E. Robinson, v
E. D. Sweeney,
II. W. Tremann.
KstatPB and property of all kinds are managed by this department,
which Is kept entirely separate from the hajiklrie business of the com-'
panv. We art ns fxooutor of ami trustees under Wills. Administrator,
Ouardian anil Conservator of Kstates.
Receiver anil Assignee of Insolvent Ktates. Oeneral Financial Agent
for Non-Uesldents, Women, Invalids, and others.