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THE AHGUS, FHIDAY. MAY -k 1007.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1824
tfecond avenue. Rock Island, 111. En
tered at the postofflce aa second-rVui9
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Weekly, $1 per year In advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tion. No euch articles will e printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
would seem should have the lower ( thither as agricultural missionaries to
rates, but the south generally gets the make practical addresses to the people
worst of it under republican adininis- to instruct them, and' to stimulate
(rations. them toward a general industrial up-
- lifting. The plan of Congressman
The supreme court of Kansas has j Hobson is similar to that adopted by
issued writs of ouster against the West-, some of the railroads of Illinois and
ern Union Telegraph company and the other states, which run "seed and soil '
Pullman company for not complying J specials over their lines, accompanied
with the state coriKiratlon laws. As ( by lecturers who talk to the farmers ai.
these companies are also not comply-, stations on agricultural subjects giv
ing with the federal statutes, rigorous ( ing thom information of value anVrc-
ntorcement ot which wouiu on tno. bating the result of experiments ami
The department of agriculture ai
Washington recognized the value of
Friday, May 24, 1907.
A City of
p o e and
Itock lalaud In
u city of earnvttt
liurpuae uud lum
en t value, kocu
tfl In the vulloy
of the MUnlxMlppi
t. l.oiila and St.
I'huI, L'tiluuso uud
Uiuaba uud Kan
uh City, It i by
nature, K""nriipUlriill, cuiiiuiercliill),
and InduHtriully, tbe gntt-niiy of the
nnl, nurthwenl null auulbnot. Favor
ed by altuntiou ou the MUliliuil at the
mouth of tbe Ilt-nu-iiu cuunl, ruuneet
Iok river and lake. It ban tbe additional
advantage of the main line of the Hock
laland railroad, three branehea aprinK
Idk from the alrui at thla point
to tbe norlhweat and far aouthvreat,
while the main Hue tcoea on tu
the Taelflei the Milwaukee Knn-
aa lily Hue, nuil the llurllngton'a St.
Loula and St. l'nul line with direct
communication with IVorln and Snrlns:-
Arid. It hna thrre Interurbnna under
way. It lia nil lea of paved afreet,
beautiful parka. Including the hlatorlc
niack Ilnwk'a Watch Tower, hnndHOme
rhurchea, a Y. M. C A. building, inoil
ern acbool liuUdlnK". n college and a
seminary, flouriMhiuK factories and free
altea for more. It hna three flrat rlaaa
hotrla, three thentera, and a model aya
teni of rapid trnnait. It lin air auh
alantlal banka, up-to-dnte bualneaa
hlocka and three more In con rue of
erection, linmenae department atorea
and hundreda of other brnncbea of mer
cantile pursuit. It la the location of
the Hock laland nrnennl, the a; rent eat
In the world. It baa the head omea of
the Modern Woodmen of America, the
largeat fraternal aoclety In the world,
honaed In n qnnrter of a million dollar
II reproof building. Ita public hulldlncn
are a qnnrter of n million dollar court
bonne, a city ball, n public library
hullillntc, and a poatoniee lmlldlns:
In which are the nfllcea of the a-oveni-ment
engineer eorpa In ehnrge of npper
Mlaalaalppl linprovementa. It baa 23,
000 population. It baa an Induatrlnl
eommlaalon that la hnontlna; the town
atnna teicltlninte nnd atihatantlal llnea
and everybody la helping.
same ground oust them from doing in
how a slight decline for the month of
April, but with breadstuffs soaring in
price and cotton anil steel advancing,
the average tor this month will be
much higher. Is your income keeping
pace with the increased cost of living?
If not, you are losing some of the re
publican prosperity that the tariff pro
tected trusts enjoy.
The I iiiIiinI rial Revival.
It is in the air. Everybody is shar
ing the Greater Rock Island spirit,
born of the industrial revival. People
who stop to think cannot fail to realize
what the accomplishment of the under
taking that is now under way in Rock
Island will mean to the city.
The reception that the committee
meet when they go about, is gratifying
in the extreme. No one depreciates
the plan and purpose of the movement.
Some people approached express r
gret that they cannot give as much as
others, but there is no knocking. Some
have asked a little time to consider th-j
matter, inviting the committee to call
again, but the heart is willing in prac
tically every instance.
The result was that the committje
came in last night thoroughly enthusi
astic They found good words on
every side, a booster in almost every
man they met and when the general
conference came on the committees
could see the realization of Rock In
land's best endeavor.
They could see already Greater Rock
Island, in fact.
Boost for Rock Island.
Booat for Hock Inland.
Boost for Rock Island.
Boost for Rock Island.
Boost for Rock Island.
Boost for Rock Island.
Line up with the movement
Greater Kock Island.
Stand by your town, give of your
means for a Greater Kock Island.
Rosehery should know the
want home rule, not a lemon.
Billy Mason should keep his sella
torial boom out of the frost zone.
An llii-torieal Parallel.
The New York World pretends to
have reliable information that Thomas
Fortune Uvan of Virginia is in the field
as a candidate tor the presidency, in.;
grounds upon which this information
is based are not exposed, but it is in-
i Mentally mentioned that, among oth
er elements of his strength, is the
trong Catholic following he would un
doubtedly command. This is a very
lender reed and lias never before been
pleaded in behalf of any' candidate, ex
cept in the memorable instance of
Chief Justice Roger Brooks Taney, in
whose case it proved fatal. Any stu-
lent of our polities knows that religion
is a thiug quite apart liom party al
legiance, ami that any pretension of
privilege depending upon church influ
ence must inevitable arouse wide re
sentment. Considered from this point
of view, the announcement in the
World may be regarded as an attack
on ityans avaiiaiuniy, aunougn ni
church connections are not quoted
(gainst him, nor is it clear from any
thing revealed in the World's exposure
that he is in fact a candidate. If he is
in truth a candidate, some more sub
stantial grounds than those given by
the World must be found for him to
The history of the efforts of the
friends and admirers of Chief Justice
Roger Brooks Taney in the same field
of endeavor in which the World now
says Mr. Ryan is active, is comniende.
to the enthusiastic friends ot the am
bit lolls Virginian.
The Chicago poets rhyme "Btisse'
to "fussy" and of course they'll bring
"mussy" in before the haloed fat re
former gets done making Chicago
An Agrieull oral l Union.
An interesting account is given by
the New York Tribune of what may Jh-
oalled "an agricultural mission." which
has been organized by Representativ
Hobson of the Sixth congressional dis
trict of Alabama. The nine counties
of that district are almost exclusively
agricultural, and are much varied in
soil and other characteristics, but are
all alike in the need of iniprovemeu
of popular instruction and of intro
duction of modern methods an
scientific ideas. Mr. Hobson's scheme
was to secure from the varion
bureaus of the agricultural department
a number of experts, who should
"Pittsburg will yet be the home of
art," says an exchange. Of course r
vill be high art with the republican
-grafters running away with the raiment.
Bradst reefs commodity index figures; he scheme and responded by assigning
a number of its liest men to the work
to talk to the people on soils, on tree: ,
on cotton, on roads and on all other
major topics of agricultural interest.
That the people hear them not only
gladly, but with intense interest, is
gratifying, but not surprising. They
Hock to hear the speakers with ta.j
enuuisiasm ot hoys attending a circus.
but also with studious attention, which
promises much t'oi the result of. th
mission, it may he and probably is
true that not a word is said whici
might not be read in some department
reports or other publications. But it i
equally true that ten perhaps a hun
dred persons will listen to the speu--er
and get some good from what h.'
lys where one would or could get the
ame good from reading "pub. docs."
The good which is thus being done
is simply inestimable. The addresses
of those agricultural missionaries will
be talked over and discussed a thou
sand times, at home, at the villago
store, on the road, and wherever any
of their hearers meet, and will thus
prove to be seed bearing fruit a hun
dredfold more valuable than do tlu
packages of actual seeds distributed ;v
congressmtn. It is doubtless a ques
tion to what extent the example of
that one district could he followed.
The agricultural department oanno:
send a corps of popular lecturers into
very county in the union. Nor indeed
would it be desirable to do so. Theix-
are many districts wnicu no not ueei
uch ministration. But there are also
many besides the Sixth Alabama whio'i
do sorely need it, and it is to be !
lieved that the supplying of it would
be one of the most profitable activities
in which the department of agricu'.ur.o
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Col. IiOv1oii'k Rhetoric.
Congressman Frank O. Lowdeii is
eputed to be an orator and rhetori
cian ot distinction. since ne ik.s
a ken a seat in the lower house of
congress made vacant by me ucaiu
of his illustrious predecessor, Hon.
R. R. Hitt, the colonel has been
airly making those historic halls it
Washington ring with his forensic
For some time past he has been
sending out copies of his address .i:
the memorial services in honor of M
Hitt that was held in the national
house of renresentatives Sunday, Fc'
That Col. lxnvden reached th.:
height of the occasion in oratorical
finish is undeniably true, but in inter
weaving the sublime and the ridiculous
at a memorial service in honor of a
great man is not only uncommon bin
In the very first paragraph of his ad-
drcs Col. Unvden fell by the waysnKv
After paying a high tribute to Mr. Hi: t
and painting his brilliant service lo
his country in the last years of his lif J
with all the fineness of a Demos
thenes, Col. Ixjwden turns on the cold
water faucet in this fashion:
"His soul never shone more re
splendent than at this time, thoug.i
his feeble body was galloping to the
Just whether the congressman
meant to convey the impression that
the idea of feebleness and galloping
go hand in hand Is not entirely clear.
A more appropriate expression would
have been more suitable for the oe
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"THE OLD SCRATCH."
The Roosevelt machine state com
mittee of New York litis turned down1
a resolution by 'it to 4 endorsing Gov
ernor Hughes for president. New York
republicans will have to be satisfied
with Teddy or Taft.
The opinion of Governor Woodruff of
Connecticut of the republican legisla
ture of that state is that it is "lobby
ridden," and he admitted that if he
could get one bill passed in the public
interest, he would be performing "a
miracle." Turn the rascals out.
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The interstate commerce commission
has decided six cases against the south
ern cotton manufacturers, who asked
for the same railroad rates to San Fran
cisco as from New England points.
The south having the shorter haul, it
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A NEW RIP VAN WINKLE.
One morning Walter Van Winkle, a
lineal descendant ot the great Rip,
awoke in tbe t'at,skills. Tbe only dif
ference between the lirst ami the last
Van Winkle was that the first slept
twenty years, t'.ie last forty. Walter
had gone to the mountains one summer
with a party of young New York bank
clerks, had got separnted from the oth
ers and bad taken a four deeade nap.
Descending the mountain, he footed
it to Ciitsklll and was surprised to
come upon n railway station. A train
wan pulling out. and he jumped n board.
Tbe conductor on collecting bis faro
punched a printed slip and banded it
"What's Ibis?" asked Van Winkle.
"Whafll I do with it?"
Tbe conductor paswd on without ro-
ply, and n passenger explained that
the slip was n check on the conductor
to gunrif gainst bis stealing the f:rc
collected. Van Winkle looked at his
"And the management makes spies
of its conductors? Ami they submit
to such a system?"
"Conductors and passengers are both
th comppiiy's spies now."
Van Winkle gave a low whistle.
"Is this want of trusting to Individ
ual honor confined to railroads?"'
"By no menus. No one Is trusted ex
cept the managers, and they are trying
to bent one another."
"Is there no standard of honor?'
'"No. Onco n merchant who failed
felt disgraced; now merchants fail in
order to make money."
When Van Winkle reached Now York
be wont to the banking bouse whore he
had boon employed. It was now on
the ground floor of a thirty story sky
pcrapor. Of course bo knew no one
there, or, rather, no one know him.
So bo wrote n note to the president.
Richard Trimble, who had beeu n clerk
with him forty yenrs before nnd on the
camping tr;p at. which bo had disap-
pen" roil. Van Winkle was shown Into
the president's private office and re
ceived with suspicion. Not daring t
give the Rip Van Winkle story, bo said
be bad gone to see the world. Ho
asked for a position, nnd there being a
vacancy in a department where largo
sums wore handled ho was appointed.
The salary was $Son a year.
"Eight hundred a year for guarding
millions!" exclaimed Van Winkle.
"All Mint's changed, Walter. Wo
don't rood t: rely on our employees'
honesty new; we insure it."
"Yes. a company for a premium
takes the risk."
"'And do you moan, friend of my boy
hood, to insure me?"
"As president of the bank I can't
help doing so. It's a rule made by the
"Then If I come in bore to work for
you I am at liberty to beat tbe bank ir
"Do you refrain from beating it be
cause of your integrity?"
"I'd be a fool to !oat it illegally."
"Sorry I can't do any better for you,
Walter. You should have stuck to
business as I have Instead of roaming
all over the world."
"Lot me ask you one question, Dick."
"Are you an honest man?"
Trimble put bis lips to Van Winkle's
ear and whispered: "Only in small
things, not in big ones; no petty lar
ceny for me. This is between me and a
friend of my boyhood."
"It's taken you years to learn to be
dishonest. I've learned It In one day. I
see it's become tbe fashion."
"You might as well wear a plug hat
made of beaver as to be honest that
is, what we used to call honest."
"I see. When shall I go to work?"
"Tomorrow, if you like."
When Vau Winkle appeared at the
bank the next day he found a photo
grapher there. Tresident Trimble came
out of his private oflice nud said:
"You'll have to be photographed,
"Ob, tbe rule is to have a photograph
of all our employees. They're easier
caught if thoy light out with the funds
of the bank."
"A sort ot rogues' gallery?"
"'It's for those who become rogues.
Most concerns get their clerks together
occasionally and photograph them in
groups. Makes the boys feel their im
portance, and the concern has the gal
lery. But we don't stoop to that. We
take a picture of every employee be
fore he begins work."
"Is there any more of this sort of
thing to learn?"
"Yes; one. You'll have two weeks'
vacation during the yenr-two vaca
tions of one week each at six months'
interval." . . .
"1 ilon t want any vocation. I lest
foriy years by r.iy last vacation."
"Rut you tiiest take your vacation."
"Thai wo may have an opportunity
to exan:iii'.i your .-.erouuts."
"Poor dig Trust's dead indeed:" re
marked Van Winkle, with a sickly
"Rotter dead than dying. Give me a
community of honor or one of ac
"Is there any community in Ameri
ca where our former standard still ex
ists?" "Not in commercial life."
"How about the army?"
"There's a good deal left there, I be
lieve." "Very well: I'll go there. I'm too old
to enlist, but I can become a mule
driver, and that's better than making
money under the rogue system."
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In San Francisco's Chinatown.
Plans prepared by request of the
Merchants association of San Fran
cisco have beeu made for a distinctly
oriental type of structure that wuuld
bo available for the rebuilding of Chi
natown, says the Architectural Record.
Tbe San Francisco real estate lniard
has followed this lead by adopting res
olutions approving the idea and asking
property owners within the Chinatown
district to rebuild "with fronts of
oriental nnd artistic appearance."
The board makes no disguise of its
main thoughtthat such architecture
will be pictnresiue-in appearance and
hence attractive t tourists and vis
itors. There is clearly lacking that
ethical motive which might inspire an
architect of conspicuous merit. Rut at
least there may be a more harmonious
result 'than a row of huge rectangular
pigeon holed soap boxes to h'us'
swarms of orientals nnd to stand as
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