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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 1007.
THE AUG US.
Published Daily and Weekly at lfiJl
Second avenue. Hock Island, 111. Bn-(
tered tit the insttll'-e as secund-ulas-s . c
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TKR.MS Iaily. 10 rents per
Weekly. $1 ler year in advance.
All cemnnuiiii-at inns of argumentative
character, jmli t ii-al or religious, must
have real name attached lor publica
tion. No such articles will be. juinled
over nVtitimis .denatures.
Coire-spondenec- solicited from every
township in Uoek 1: land county.
Wednesday, June 12, 1907.
HOC lv IM.AMI
n elly of ciirnrwl
piirnONP nuil lum
It In loenlcil In
I he valley of tic
' .n I h h I m nIiI, mid.
Iiwiiy lit-tni-i-ii SI.
I.oiiIn nuil St. I 'mil.
I IiIchko mill cjiiin
lin nuil K a u h a n
It Ih hy mil lire, K-civ;ruliic'lllly, rimi-
iiiiti-IiiII, nuil liiilti-Orlitlly, tilt nnleMiij
f thr nrnl, liiirtlinrKl nuil Hiiutlitx-Mt.
It In fnvurril li Miluiitlon l Ml thr MIh-
InhIiI nt the niiiiilli of I lie llrnnrpln
-nnnl, eonueeliiiK river unci lake.
It lint the mil In line of the Ituck Ih-
Inuit riillriiuil. Hirer ItriinelieN MpriiiKlnK
from Che nCeni lit (hi iuiut Co the north-
wmC nnil fur hoiii h t,esl, vhlle the main
line Kilo on to the I'll el lie.
It him the .11 llnaukee'M Knnxnit (It;
line, ll nil the lliirllimloii'N St. l.mil nil. I
St. I'nul Hue, Willi direct eomiuunlentloii
tilth Mil wiiiikri" nml Itnelne, uml with
l'eorln uml Sirlui,flrlil.
It liiiN three intrriirliiiux under may.
It linn iiilli-n of piiti-! Mtreetn.
It Iihm henullful piirkM, InelilillnK the
blHlorle llhiek llnnk Wnteli Tonfr.
It hnn liiinilNome chiireheN, of all ile-
It hiiM a . M. '. A. Iiullillnit.
It hum modern nchool liillilinK.
It hnn a eollepe anil a Memiunry.
It Iibm flourlHliinK fiietorlea, anil free
lira for more.
It hnn three flrnt ela hotel nnil nu-
nirriiu Ntnnller uiira.
It hnn thrre thenlern.
It hnn n Turner hull.
It hnn n moitel nnleui of rapid trannlt.
It linn nix niilmtnnlinl linnkn.
It hnn iip-fo-ilnle hiiMlnenn hloekn, and
three more In I'tiurnr of erection.
It hnn ImmrnMi' ilepiirlmeiit ntoren anil
biiuilrriln of other hrnuehrn uf mercnii-
It In the locution of the Itoek Inland
ararnnl, the uriiilewl In the world.
It hnn the heml ofticen of thr Modern
Woodmen of Amcrlrn, the lnrgcMt fra
ternal nuclei y In the Morld, honied In
iinrlrr of a million dollar fireproof
It hnn thr heml olllre of the Fraternal
It hnn lorn I Inilum of all the great
It hnn n iinrter of a million dollnr
ll hnn n elly hull, owned hy the rlty.
It hnn a puhlie lihrnry hullillnK.
It hnn n poMtolllee hullillnK. In which
are thr oitleen of the tovernioenl i-nulii-
rer eorpn In ehnrKe of upper .Mlnninnlppl
It hnn r.,IMM) pnpuliiClon.
It hnn nn InilunCrlfil eommlnHlon Chnl
In hoonlliiK thi town nlonic leKUIiunCc
anil nnhncnntiiil linen.
Anil everhoily In helplnK-
Join the roll of honor.
.loin Che roll of honor.
Join the roll of honor.
Join the roll of honor.
Join the roll of honor.
Join the roll of honor.
He a booster.
Wear a Booster button.
Stand pat for Kock Island.
Aftermath of the Knox presidential
boom. No flowers.
If you can't boost, don't knock; if
you can't lift, don't Kan.
Buy a Booster bulton and
Greater Rock Island fund.
Yes, Secretary of
pretty big man from
war lait is a
any view point.
Orchard make a
the Russian black
Be for Itock Island and you will L-c
a Greater Itock Islaneler before you
You've until next Saturday night to
get in on the $1U0,U(H) new factory
fund if you have not already signed up.
Get in line.
The UnitPd States Steel corporation
has discovered way of utilizing the
.waste gas from its numerous smelting
ants and fnrnaros. This attention '
to frnlWLllll ,.f .l..t-.;t i I l.i,..-- j.ntl :1 !
v ....a,, .ill J IIVlllll IS HJlll'ii ll
to the packing houses which permit
nothing bill th
1 squeal of the hog to
tcape a piedit
Let fashion eh cree an automobile
trip across th, I'ni'cd State;-., says the.
Philadelphia lien, ;md thousands of
good money will iciitaiii at koine in-
tcad of Koin - abroad. Fashion w!l
make no such decree in advance of de
cent hide t accommodations cm iU
roiiti s of travel. And where comfort i
are attainable travel win extend wita
eiut fashion's decrees.
Anollici' Ku-li fur liml.
Nearly all the available homestead
and in the I'nitcd Stales has been
preempted; hence nioie ihan usual ju
iciest renters ia the announcement of
the opening of another tract of the
public domains this month in Montana.
Hillings is the center of activity, wlieru
the locations will be made, and t it
thousands prisons are expected to par
ticipate in the "rush." Several tea
lutes of thH opening differentiate i:
from the great events of a similar n i-
lure in the southwest when Oklahoma
was thrown open to settlement in 1S1I!.
In this Montana reservation, whici
w;is once the properly of tile crow la-
mans, the government has built an ex
cellent canal t went v-thtee. miles in
bngth. The land is irrigated, and tile
latins will be of value from the begin
ning. Nor can they be had for nothing.
Settlers must nay thirtv-foitr dollars
m acre for the land, but thousands will
willing to do that, and further, to
abide by the conditions of hotnestca 1
ing and reside on the land for live con
secutive xars themselves.
The abundant desire to obtain this
hind at the price and under the condi
tions imposed is ample proof of the le
site of many to cling to the soil ai,.l
to continue at the best avocation tins
country offers to its citizens.
TriiKtK ami Am i-TruM Law.
The guffaw of irrepressible laughter
which sprang from the wait in- ,-,...
. p . i 1 1
newspaper corre.-pond! nts at i lie
conclusion of the White house conter-
nce on trust I listing the cither nigh;
lesounds from cue end of the count rv
to the oilier.
The mountain had been in tabor ami
came a tiny nioti.-c The vcy
Utltlenicll of llie press li;n1 c,v,..
ed their heels in t)n Win:,. I,,,....,
rnlors half the night expecting a sinsa
lion, and were ;-t hist handed a guar!
ed statement te'.lir.ir them that nmliih.
had been clone, but maybe something
would be done after a while
1 I ii. .!,.,. ... 1,: i . - , .. .
"""" " i" "is 1 1 tiM-misi mg la lv bo
the president is driving a balky team.
Some cd" them w,mt to go ahead while
others pull back in the brecehings. The
opinion of some that it is n.-cc.-sarv to
P.nt a big financier in jail t, encotiai!,e
the othe rs, as it were was tint nimr d
iy all of the counselors at the Friday
niglit me eting. And if an example wa -
to be made of somebody, that somebody
could not be the wiiv 1 Iarrminn for n
was he'd that he has made himself in.
liiune to criminal prosecti: ion by
testimony in the Northern Securities
If that be tin- correct legal statu:
with respect to Mr. Harriman the roe..
fereiice is to ! commended for drop
ping all tiiough; cd' proceidiiig against
him by other than civil process for ..1
h ged violations cd' law in the consoii
nation of competing lines. The serious
eflort which the countrv is makinir to
et relief from unlawful combination-;
in restraint of trade- would be twartc I
if it wete mad the instrument for
gratifying pcronal animosity such a;
is said to exist between the prcsidert
Hid the big railroad promoter.
But it is to he hoped that M Moose
velt s lnueb-beralded plans ot prosecu
tion against law breaking combinations
will not conie to nouuiit. The eve:--
asting outcry against railroads and
trusts is demoralizing and to the la;
bgrec harmful. It is a perpetii.il
theme cd' appeal to popular passion.
often by men who are as ignorant ot
the proper remedy as of the underlying
In its place the country needs the
enforcement of a steadv. sober, intel
ligetit, determined, but just policy ,-,
law c nforcenient which shall injure in
holiest interest, while requiring all o.
ield compliance with fair and neces-
iry laws Betore making new laws o
protect the people against oppress!
combinations, the need is to enforce
the laws already written. The election
of a president next year will go for
ward more soberly and wilu more con
servatism if. in the meantime, it '..
demonstrated that the government a
Washington has both the purpose an 1
the power to enforce the existing anti
trust laws. 1
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falling out and thicken the growth with
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'T. II. Thomas, special agent.
TAFT TELLS PRESS CLUB PRESIDENT
DOES NOT GO BEYOND LEGAL POWERS
(Continued from l'age One.)
honor we are for war; but on any (din r
terms we are for peace. In 'Trcpare i
ness" must, however, lie our security.
Our guest of this evening is a soldier
by training and by campaigning, an 1
he was our delegate to the first Hague
peace conference. Therefore no one
more competent, than the chief of ord
nance to respond to the double sinlc
Gentlemen: I present "Prepare I
ness as a Peace Promoter," and call
upon General I'ro.ior.
General Crozier responded in part as
"1 have no doubt that Americans in
general are not chargeable with ne
glect of all thought, of preparation for
war, but it sometimes appears to those
who are endeavoring to force considi r-
at ion of the subject of the preparai ion i
for possible war in times of pe ace that
very many othe r things get in the way
of such consideration, and it may pos-j
sibly appear to us that the citizens of,
the I'nitcd Stales, engaged in impor- (
lant and interesting occupations, are'
likely to stole the recognition of the
possibilities of war in that portion ed'
their conscience which they are not in
the habit of consulting in business
hours. The necessity for the prepara
tion of war depends upon other things,
upon the probability cd' the occurrence,
and as to the probability of the occur
rence of war it wouhl be possible to
make an argument based upon the na
ture of mankind; thai man is a fightin ;
animal, ami, if he can not get what he
wants in any other way.be will fight for
it. but that argument is at least par
tially met by the counter one, that that
is true cd' individuals, but the commu
nities have found it to their interest to
establish other means of settling ilif
I'ereiices than by lighting. It is intend
ed that the way lo set'le it is to ar
range them before a tribunal, which is
convenient for the purpose anil compe
tent, and which can make ,t decision
based upon principles ami upon law,
and which does not depend upon Un
tight ing or physical power of one of the
contestants. This country went to war
with Spain for the purpose of termin
ating the sovereignly ed' that natioii
over the island of Cuba. Now Spain's
great sovereignty in Cuba was as thor
oughly established as any principle of
international law is established today,
and had it be en possible to carry that
case into a court uf any kind, bound by
its conscience and by its oath to decide
lie case in aeeoiiialice Willi the gov
erning princ iples of mankind, it won!. I
have been impossible for that court to
have turned the island of Cuba over to
the- 1'niled States, for annexation, ii.ele
pe ndeue-e or any other disposition. If
the; result of that war was a lortiinaie
one for the world, then the war achivv
eel a better result than it could hav ;
lie-en possible to achieve by law and by
aibitratioti. Now. another instance;
Not very many years ago the pe-ople of
the north s-etion of this country be
came conviiie-ed lhat slavery was. wrong
and should not, therefore, be- allowed;
people in another section of the coun
try, nine millions in number, were
equally determined and convinced thai
slavery was right and shouhl be. The
supreme court of the Tinted Stale s ha 1
decided that slaves were properly and
as such would be taken into the new
ieni!o;y e! the I'nit'd Stale s, and wer
entitled to protection. An accessary
cause was the right of cessation from
the union. A elistinglllslied son ot .Mas
sachusetts stated in confidence- that at
the finish of this government that epies.
ion was not decide el, was not intended
'o be di'cided. and wouhl nave !)ee-ii im
possible ed decision. Now, if that cas
oull have been carried into court, the
leeisioii in regard to slave ry, if the su
preiue court was rigiit. would nave- m-en
lil'ferent from that which was the- re-
urns d' sword against sword again-l
which no man dates raise his voice.
The revolutionary war was fought
igainst the principles of taxation with
out representation. And if the-colonists
wouhl have taken their cause- to any
tribunal of the British empire-, it would
f course have; been impossible- to have
obtained any such decree as tney ob
tained otherwise. Now. if the indepe'i
dene-e of these colonie s was a good
thing to have been establisheil, he-re is
another case whore war served the pur
pose, and decided mailers which could
not have been so ele-chlcd by arbitra
Hon. Now, betore going anv lurtlicr, 1
Nervous From a
Little Child Up
Today she is strong and healthy
as a result of the use of Dr. A. W.
Chase's Nerve Pills.
The ge-nuii-.e Dr. A. W. Chase's Nerve
Pills put up in a round Hat box with
blue and yellow label never fail, when
intelligently use d, to cure any and all
childhood troubles caused by a run
down exhausted condition of the nerv
ous .system. They give strength,
pt'-aeiiness. natural slepp and generul
vigor. Just as Mrs. Marv Ballert of
321 Dearborn St., Buffalo. N Y., says
tb;jy did in her daughter's case, fhe
.nys: "Prom a little child up, my
daughter nrw 21 years of age has
boe-r. exceedingly nervous, fidgety and
restless even Of late years, work has
bee r, out of the- eiuestion. Any exertion
played hr out her sleep was far from
good mid constantly broken. I was ad
vised to try Dr. A. V. Chase's Nerve
Pills. I got some and used them with
fine results. The improvement was
most marked today phe is in comfort
fpels strong and bettor in every way
and sleeps well.. The eyesight is better
and strongpi none of the old watering
of the eyes. It certainly Is a splendid
medicine." 50c a box at oil dealers or
Dr. A. W. Chase Medicine Co., BufTalo,
For Sale at Harper House Pharmacy.
will state that when in the progress of
n. world n.. ,,.i th.. ..:.i.lish..i
principles are outgiow n.and de not satis
fy the status quo, a change is necessary in
order that the pi ogress of the world
shall not be retarded. If there were an
international lawmaking power, an ef
fort could be made in such power te
have the laws changed; but then; is no
such body, ami to make a change in
these laws must be revolutionary in its
nature. It is the business ed' the court
to slate what the law is, not what it
should be. Now, if ihe- proposed change
lue-cts with objection, Ihe icvolution
ary course; must be a course cd' war
anil cannot he anything else.
Gentlemen, I will not lake any more
of your time. I will s-imply state that
we are very appreciative of the inler
est.s you take in the preparation for
which lies at your door here. Wc
moderately request congress to
continue appropriai ions. The; special
thing which we shall elevote our alien
lion lo during the coming year is an in
crease in artillery mate-rial, to have in
reserve for use in time of possible war.
The large portion ed that material is
made at Ihe Kock Island arsenal, an
from this we hope the cotnu. unity will
An Oulslcler'N t irn.
Ill introducing William Butterwort'i
of MediiH', eine cd' the honored guests
anil a schoolmate of Judge Taft, Chair
man Tillinghast said:
Ge ntlemen ed the Press club -In p
fe e t confidence I desire lo sav to yo i
that my suspicions have been arouse 1.
This dinne r reminds be e.f a reunion
of the native sons of Ohio. You know
the lofty eminence re ached by (Irani,
Hayes. Caitield. Harrison and McKi i
ley. There is an impression that aa-othe-r
illustrious son of Ohio is headi d
the same wav. Tin- chief of ordnance-,
chose to be born under Ihe- Ohio star
and I am pleased to ask a Buckeye t i
give us "An Outsiders' View of Cuest
ami Press." Mr. But te-i worth.
Mr. Buttei weii lh cxpresse-el his appre
ciation of the invitation extended him.
both on his own part and on the par'
ed' Ihe other honorary guests. He then
look up a resume of his experiences with
the- press, and called attention to the
great influence on public sentiment
whic h the press maintains, taking occa
sion to condemn yellow journalism de
cidedly, an expression which cliche 1
much applause;. The spe aker then tol-1
uf his early associations with thegui'kt
ed' the evening: how back in the boy
hood days ed' the pair in Ohio Mr. Tafi
made- hosts of friends, a characteristic
which has followed him through lit'-.
He then told ed the honors which had
come to Mr. Taft in a governmental
way. and expressed a desire that they
might continue to an e ven greater ex-te-llt.
! The program was then varie-d by a
vocal soio by Hairy I'. Downer, win
sang "The- Postillion." by Malloy. Mr.
Downer was introduced as one- of the
I less dull lllemlii I S who has 'erniln i-
1 into another proie-.-iou whic h mob.-,
public- opinion ami teaches the young
idea how to shoot and sin;- "
nine of It iter.
"The Father ed" Waters" was th;
toast assignee! to Major ('. s. Kic-he, in
charge- of the- engineer.-,' ollice at this
city and direct in;: the innit iiveim-nt
the Mississippi from St l.onU .. s:,
Paul. Mr. Tillimrhast s:iid of him
lis subject ;
Without its roar, without its tai.i-
bow mists, wiihin sight of this cl n
house-, a second Niagara moves tenva !
the sea. It diive-s th- machinery t hit
makes the guns at Kock Island a.--
se-nal; it lights and ii heats those- a !
. t. . -. i.
snops wuuoui appare in loss id power.
litis matchless Mississippi ought t
e.eiiv wie- stores iroin 1 le wor i s gran
ary, ami with his keen vision .m.l
quick perception. Preside Id Kooseve it
is working toward that e-nd. The
worst wish we have for him is thai
Mark Twain may be his pilot wliiie
seeing "The Father ed' Wate rs".
i nee pleasure in calling upon an
oiiieer w no is a vcieraii m engineering
I'loje-cis an i ne way iroin i.aiveston to
Kock Island and from St. Paul to St.
ouis. Major Kiche.
Major Hie-he spoke as follows:
"The Father ed' Waters was first elis
covere-il in the e-ighte e-nt h eelitur .-
riauc-i-. s,pain, f.nglaliil ami tile new
born Lulled Stales maneuvered and
fought for ils control, as it was recog
nizee! that the ownership ed tiiis greit
river meant the control of its valley
nor was there- anv error in this viov.
neu we iook at tins river, which is
a mile wide at this point, it is verv
t -i , .... . ...
uiiiic-uit ior us 10 titiiii-rsiaiid wiiv tn:s
river is not more used as a water pov
er and means for transportation. I-i
dispensable as the river was for earlv
settlers, how ceiuhl the- construction e
Jituioaus so soon oversiiauow it m
importance. Of late it seemed that its
career for transportation is large
at an end. Thai is not the case. The
river cannot be monopolized; it is now
aim always will be the possesion of
the whole people who recognize the va
tie of the river to the great and growin:
west. Congress has recently author
izeu an improvement troni St. I'ani
that will cost some twenty millions o;
dollars. This, of course, has alreael
been begun, but before its possib'
completion, I am of the opinion thut
there will be such an alteration in th
flow of the river as will materially a3
sist in deepening its channels. All
through the valley of the upper Missis
sippi there are numerous lakes whi
tend to regulate the low and high, wa
ter marks along the river. This hig
and low water mark at Davenport i
20 feet, whereas nt some other point
it is nearly seventy feet. The vain
of the stream for, water power largely
depends upon the low water flow of
I the stream. In deepening this Mis-
' i .... t i .i.....k
u "" ' "Tl
or vin S-eater and it will be possib."
to use barges and boats sea worth
enough for occasional lake and ocer.n
service. Then we will have a greater
Rock Island, a greater . Moline, a
greater Davenport anil a greater coun
try. We lead the nations of the wor i
today in all the lines of our endeavor.
Give us proper transportation, proper
power and we will forge so far to tii ;
front I hat mine can hope to overtake
t'oloni-l lllunt Spenkn.
Colonel S. K. Blunt, commandant of
the arsenal, took occasion in response
to the toast, "Arsenal Building, Kast
and West," to speak a Tew wends of
farewell, as he soon leaves to take
charge of the arsenal at Springfield.
Mr. Tillinghast, in introducing Colo
nel Blunt, referre d to the commandant's
removal. He sahl:
There are- many friends around ties
board ot the late General l lagiei.
While holding Ihe office so worihilv
filh el by General Crozier, he had hi
troubles. One of them was to find, no
the best man in l lie army, but tile- on
whom he thought could best de-vele-.
this gnat ars- nal on that Ivautil':'
islaml in Ihe Mississippi river. Oi
night over the pipes in Washington !'
told me- of the decision tei se-nd a caj
tain here. Ami that captain, durin:
i In- nasi ten vears. some ol tne-11
e ventful. has "made good".
It has been hinted that duly will call
him from Ihe wihl and wooly west
in.. i,l:ieiil :nid -irovincial east, lie; w-.l!
"make good" there.
He knows ed' "Arsenal buildiiu
West and Kast". I hardly need nam
the ceaiiniiindant of Kock Isianl a ra
mi! Colonel Blunt.
colonel ltlmit snoke in par! as fol
"The arsenal has had really three'
stages ed' existence-. I'ndi T the fit.'t
stage, was the inception of the plans air!
construction of some of the building:-,
the arrange nie-nt ed the water power
system, etc. This was under Koelman.
Rodman was chosen because he was a
man of broad ideas. He was followed by
Flagler. Flagler was another man som.;
w'nat of Rodman's style. He accepted
Rodman's plans, developed them, im-prove-d
thiiii, ami bettered them in
many details, and between the twoth y
consiit mod what was really the first
foundation of the arsenal's existeiie-'.
Nearly 11 years ago Flagler h it her".
At that time- the arsenal was simply
lying in a state of useU-ssiiess. The
buildings were there, and the- shops
were there-, but there was no machin
ery or workmen. The arse nal was ly
ing there waiting for the necessity to
bring it to lib-. When Flagler left here
he carried with him still the same love
for it that he had when he re, and as
noil as it was in his power to broaden
is scone in sue l a way mat ine couu-
ry could be nefit by it. he snleled te it -
manufactures. I nat change came siioit
v before the Spanish war. The Span
h war gave us a plant that was alive
was improvcei with $ 1 .cino.octo worth
of ni:iebineiv. liv the- a Pldicat loll 'it
lectricily for running the niae-hine-rv
bv some additional buildings, by great
r ouantities of manufacture, by an m-
rcase of from four to live- humlred
workmen witn wages oi anemi e
thousand dollars, to tin average of U. '"
workmen witn wages oi iroin i!","--"
... f .!., mm
to $12i.niM. which is mostly all cxpe-nd
d in this community. As it has been
shown to us by our honored guest tins
veiling, congress will lie in favor t
ippropriations tor our arsenai, ami tcv-
ral of the tdlicers are familiar with the
stablislied manufacture, and have.
knowledge of its capacity, and are do
siroiis ed utilizing its capacities, iicn
ral Crozier has never bei-n the com
mandaiit of this arse nal, yet lie has vis
ite-d it on tours of inspeciion at eliffer
cut time-s, ami lie is ineb-ed well a
piainted with its capacities. He has
also in the six years that lie lias nee-ix
chief of Ihe ordnance- department, as--
signeel work lo it to the limit juslilie
by appropriations. He is developing u
il all time s. and he is the closest frien 1
that the- ordnance department has ye
had in Washington for many yean
The secretary of war, while he is at the
head of not only one onlnance ib-pari
mi-lit. but of those over I he entire
country, knows what this arsenal
and knows that it is one of the greatest
of the department.
T wish to say that the arsenal is my
greatest, enioymeni. ami t nave- ne e.i
pleased to be aide to help make it
pleasure spot lor the community."
My l.cncriil lle-ll.
General .1. Franklin Bell, chief
of staff, was called upon by Mr
Tillinghast. being introduced as a sol
dier who had won his promotion and
his honors on the field of actual battle
General Bell acknowledged the nitro
ductiein gracefully, and stated that he-
had always felt a personal interest ii
the three cities, as his bette-r half for
the past 25 years is a tri-city girl. H
told a number of anecdotes, liumorou
in nature. He complimented the- clu
on its good fortune in having such dis
tinguished sticsts. and exnressed hi
own pleasure in having been present
Tnft n a Illnl.
Hon. Henry Vollmer of Davcnpor
was introduced as the youngest mayo
of the continent. Mr. Vollmer made
brilliant extemporaneous talk in a light
er vein, causing much laughter anion
his hearers. His loyalty to IVavenport
was tempered with complimentary re
marks concerning Rock Island and Mo
line. He spoke glowingly of Secretary
Taft, saying that but two animals ha 1
ever reached the heighth of the pyra
mids, the eagle and the snake, and eleg
spite the much advertised avoirdupois;
'o Secretary Taft, he was a bird. The!
'speaker closed with the remarks that
when a campaign was not on, demo
crats ami republicans alike stood for
the people's choice- in the office, wheth
er it be of the city, the slate or Ihe na
tion, and that in his estimation also
wnen a campaign was not in progress
the three men that democrats like to
honor are Theodore Boosevelt, "Bill''
raft, and the governor of Iowa, A. B.
Hear Not Yorker.
C. D. McKav of New York, ropr
enting the financial interests involve 1
in the merger of tae tncity titnitie-.
was present and was called upon to
give bis impressions trotn a .New ion
er's standpoint. Mr. McKay compli
inented tile Pi;ss ci nit on tile brilli.r;:
isscinblago they had gathered and ex
pressed his appreciation of the hotn r
done him by the inviiation. lb" th '-i
livened tile occasion by ihe recita! if
inecdotes of army ami I
ludge French of Davenport can
cel upon ny tut- loasimasti t in pe-a'i
of the Kock Island Arsenal Coll e In
and tried to make his escape. !! wa.
detaineel, however, and tedd an anec
dote concerning himself and ihe m-ws
paper men. He said that the n porter
hail ofieii approached him, but that
he bad ever said an vt lung o Had lie-'i
in confidence, therefore not to In- pin
!ishe-el. In return, he sahl. In- had be-o
invited to the baiuitict with the- distinct.
understanding that he was not to ta
lion. I-:. V. Ilurt Sii-iik.
Hon. 10. . Hurst of this city was
the last speaker ealied upon by Chair
man Tillinghast. He expressed apple
ciation of the invitation extended him
to be nri sent and declaimed bis uu-
prrparedno.-s for speech making. He
howeve r, stated that as it was a ban
rjnt-t to the army in every sense, he
wishe d to take tile.- opportunity of ca'.i
ing to tile a't'-iit-on of those prese-nt
the hcarlv lee ling oi comrades. i:
hich hal been in evidence; with all
f tin- ollice rs of the army who h ri
ver he-en stationed in niis ;enuo
md the people ot the community. t
aid a fining honor to General I '.ell a
the- tvno of a soldier who actuate d !)'
the sole desire te do his duly had tin
ele-rgone the deprivations ol front i-.-r
nr.. without thought of glorv bill wtm
when war cane- won his sours ami t.l.
i wards of valiant service. H'
oi-etiwled with well elloscn wolds
ompliini-niary of Co'miel Blunt.
pressing regret at ins approacum
The Piildie li-ei'lln.
I'll!- public reception tendered Seen
irv of War Taft and Chief ol ordnance
r,,-i...- :n the Itock Island Arsenal
,.- i 1... ,1,.. Ti-i.f'iiv Pit
mil coin House- u in-- vi...
lnh liitween the lioiits of . and li yes-
rdav afternoon was one' of the nn:
uccessful and gratifying events of Hi
ay. Fully 2.'"i'i people, representing
11 the walks of life in the three- citie
anil including liundieds of the tirse-ual
workmen jnt out ef the shops, passe 1
in the- continuous line that poured
through the club house, were- introduced
bv the reception commi'tec of the Pre
lull ami shook th.- secretary
An orchestra, furnished by the Tri
'itv Press club, e iscotirsc i, music Hill
ing tlie- Hours ol tlie recepi ion. ana ine
esimi'M- lo the published invitation of
the Press club was so general that this
eat ure of t ho day's events was just
what it was planned by the Press club
hat it should be a plain, eb-inocratie
function in which all l no tie eiple wh
desired might participate.
F RE THREATENS CAPITOL
Blare on Dome of Illinois State Houue
From Plumber's Blowpipe.
ypringhe Id. 111.. June 1-. ( ate les
ness on ine pan id a pimmier ciupio
el in repaiiing a roof on the dome
the state- house- resulted in a lire scare
it the c-apnol ve-stet'dav alte-ltiooti. 1 :k
woodwork in tile dome, just tie low in
igstaff. was fired from the plumber
charcoal pot. The smoke was observe 1
bv passorsbv ami an alarm ed' lire- turn
in. Captain Bock, superintendent of
the building, and one of his assistant
condue-icil lire men to the- binning spots
where- after a perilous descent of a rear
adder, the incipient blaze was cpn-ncneu
A PLEA F0R"SANE FUNERAL"
Undertakers Told Flowers, Singers.
and "Last Look" Should Go.
Peoria. 111.. June- Dr. O. T. Dwi
lull, pastor oi the First Mcthinti
church, in an address be-fore the Illi
nois I'lole riakcrs' association, sugge-
e-d a sane funeral, with house se-rvic
mi Mowers, no singers, a prayer, and a
few words by the minister, no "lat
look" at the corpse, and no shejw a
the grave. The convention ope-ne-1
with an attendance of 2n undertakers.
DIES IN KING'S PRESENCE
Major General Ellis, British Officer,
Drops Dead at Theater.
Ixindon, June 12. While King Ed
ward and Queen Alexandra were in at
teiulance last night at a gala perform
ance of the opera with the king and
queen of De nmark as their guests. Ma
jor General Sir Arthur K. A. Kills, extra
equerry to the king, died suddenly din
ing the performance. The death of
General Ellis was due to heart disease,
from which he had long been a suf
EMPERORS PLAN MEETING
wnneim ana tNicholas to Confer Dur
mg ineir bummer Trips.
openuagen, june I.-. it is learned
from court circles the German enipero.-
intends to meet the Russian emperor
during his summer trip in Scandinavia
and it is expected political ma'ters
great importance will be discussed.! "Of course I do.'
The piace Df meeting Is secret.
"I don't know," said Mildred thought
fully. "It seems to me that iierore peo
ple marry is the time to consider if
thev think alike."
Well, I'm interested In woman tak
ing n bettor stand than she has taken.
1 want my vote with yon men."
I'm perfectly willing that you
should have it."
"But supposing we differ politically."
"What are your political opinions?"
I incline to socialism, municipal
owner-ship anil nil that, lou don't.
You're on the other side."
But I'm ready to be converted. I
don't know that I uuelerstand the prin
ciples of socialism. Suppose you ex
plain them to me."
"Why. it's very simple. We nil need
tho-e things that are purchased by
money - bread, meat, fish, coffee. Some
are farmers, some fishermen"
I'm a fisherman. I'm trying to hook
Don't be silly. That's the trouble
with woineu undertaking to talk seri
ously with von men. We barely get
started when you snub us with a bad
pun or something."
Well. ge on."
We also want clothes, bouses and a
thousand tilings that are not food."
"Such as kisses."
She looked very much hurt. "How
provoking to le treated like a ninny!"
'Kisses ore one of tlie things we
But they're not one of the essen
I think they are."
How would it do." he nddeel. meas
uring his we.r.ls thoughtfully, "to ap
ply that principle to matrimony?'
What do you mean?"
"Why. pool all the men nml all the
women. lien a man wants a wire
she furnished from the pool, anil
I'm reasoning from analogy."
The re's nothing in your absurdity
analogous to socialism. In socialism
one needing bread gets bread. In the
other case one need a companion, nml
all are not equally companionable."
"That's just It. If they don't Pult
thev go back inte the pool."
I suppuM-el you wished to talk seri
ously," she said, turning away, with a
trifle of hauteur. "Suppose we talk of
I'll let you do the talking. Troceed
with your explanation."
It may 1 illustrateel by matrimony.
The husband works for the money to
buy the reiiuiremnts. while the wife
takes care of the children."
I thought vein said she attended to
her j xil i t leal ol ! ign t ions."
"She does that too."
"And the man attends to his political
" f course."
"That's not economic. You Faid that
one person planted, anotner wove, an
other built. Where's the economy of
both husband and wife atteneling te
the politic al duties of the family?"
She looked at him. troubled, reproach
ful. "That's very unkind of you," she
"In what respect?"
"Why. in You've turned my Illus
tration against me."
"Forgive mo. I won't do It again."
"I don't think I want to explain Any
"I fancy I understand your pes!tiou.
I somewhat distorted the socialistic
family relation. The true relation Is
this: Two people of opposite sex de-
Ire companionship. They marry. New.
what do they need? Food, clothes.
habitation. More than this. They need
endearment. That's where kisses come
He paused and stole an arm alout
In-r waist. looking wistfully Into her
I said kisses were not one of the so
cialistic essentials." sh said, "and
the-y're; not at least not of matri
mony, for they may 1k taken liefore
"I said they were essentials in a gen
eral siM-i.-iIistic scheme, and thev fire.
In a matrimonial pool such as we
iKike of kissing would be promiscu
"Aud your argument is?"
"The reduc-tio ad absurduni."
She didn't like to aelmit that the
didn't know what that meant, so she
Ergo." he continued, "we two desir
ing the true soe-ialistic state, the kisses
fully legitimatized, can only obtain It
by Sweetheart, sny 'Yes.', Won't
you? You've kept me in an agony of
suspense? for two whole days.
Must I to le socialistic-ally consist
ent leave the political duties to you?"
They should 1m attemled to by one
of us. You might leave them to me
and take a corresponding duty la place
"What, for Instance?"
"Chewse for yourself."
"Do amusements come Into the
scheme as well as kisses?"
"Well. then, if you don't mind I think
I'll go to the opera."
The bargain wns sealed with a volley
of one of the sex-ialistie requirements.
Presently she relenseel herself. She
had something Important to say.
"Dearie, your argument, the what do
you call it?"
"KeducMo ad absnrdum. That's re-
ducine vnur opponent's argument to nn
- ahsnnlitv "
"Well, it's converted me. Socialism
must be horrid. Just think of a svs-
tern that leads to promlsouons kissing:"
"I thought you wouldn't like It when
I you understood it. You see it all clear-
of I Ij now, don't jou. love?"