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THE !ARGUS;MONDAY; DECEMBER 30, 1907.
the . whole undertaking." There
members so selfish aud. purbliud that
they woitfd rather dump hundreds of
thousands-of dollars Into some creek
areiby the electric line. 'Among them; fre-'
Tviioheu rllv ud WmUt mt 1(24
tared at th postofflc m econd-claM i t haQ provide an adequate amuuui iu
..tBrl . push -work on the main river of the
. ' ICOUntry. in a wuru, mey aic iui o
By THE J. W. POTTER CO. waterway prize distribution of cash
from the treasury, allotted by districts.
TERMS Daily, 10 cents per week.
Weekly, $1 per year In advance. T T,nllnn(1 a r0Dosed revision of
All communications of rgumentaUve j th constitution has been drafted by
character, political or religious, must the caDinet ministers, approved by the
have real name attached for puhiica- councii of state, and placed before par-
tloa. No such articles will he printed 15ament for action. It. not only gives
over fictitious signatures. I ffnmf,n the ballot, but makes them el i
Correspondence solicited from every eihie to office. The annual meeting
of the Adult Suffrage committee, late
ly held in Rotterdam, was the largest
up to date, about 20,000 persons at-
tcntVme. Thousands of women iook
part in the demonstration ; . the proces
sion took nearly an hour to pass ; . and
of the 12 speakers at the . great open
air meeting, 10 spoke in favor of wo
township in Rock Island county.
qiient cars, prompt departure, few de
lays en route, delivery In the center of
the place or town of destination, flag
stations at short ' intervals, and no
smoke and cinders. Even where the
duration of the journey is the same,
and also the fare, the electric line is
often preferred for the reasons named. !
Of course, there are disadvantages,
but they do not seem to be as impor
tant to the average passenger espec
ially for short distances.
onday, December 30, 1907.
It begins to look as if winter might
be here by the end of the year.
Get ready to welcome 190S. Tomor
row will be the last day of the year. -
captains out of doctors must take their
Electricity vs Steam.
The way the electric suburban lines
cut In to the local business of the
steam railway companies is described
hv T J. Thompson of the Pennsylva
! . -. -, , ...... -oAmiMv raail
The line officers who oppose making ma rauroau m a
to tne iranspoi lanun Mai.v. -
following Is an extract:
Experience has demonstrated- m
t..i , i competitive territory that .the inter-
let" because he thinks Hamlet wrote urban-roads are taking nearly all the
I i . 1,1 oni in i nptr
Shakespeare. . P" ""V! ' 1?' TZJ"
ins the long-distance riders, mat is,
The way for the democrats to win tnat nortion of travel between the lar-
next year Is to organize, plan and I ger cities . comprising continuous rides
worn, now is tne time to uegm n0f gn to.j00 miles. Tne lnteruruau
three. I,oto, nf fares in effect today tfre-
nnpntlv concealed- by the zone system)
'Why can't we have fresh eggs?' as a rie barely under competi-
asks a Chicago paper. "Because we tJy 6team rate9, but this is apparent
are not all millionaires," replies the ,y not so much 'Dt an attraction as is
ttocKiora aiar. - tronnmov nt sprvice.. The a nest ion
V V lll.UUVVJ vm. - r
- of city terminals Is perhaps the one
An eastern maeazine learnedly dis- which in the end measures best the
cusses the question. "What is money?" strength of competition. Where, as in
Out this way we know mighty well the central states,- adequate city termi
what it Is, and are solicitous only to als have been provided, there is lit-
get it. " I tie difficulty in tne electric nne seeur-i
ing the greater proportion or the com-
In signing a divorce decree a circuit petitive travel. If, however, interur-
Judge said the other day that woman's) ban lines have terminals on the outer
love for dry goods and man's love for ledge of the large cities, only reached
wet goods was the most prolific source by ordinary and slow street car ser-
of domestic difficulties. vice, the competition Is not a very
heavy factor. This handicap is not Ig
nored by the interurban managements.
and adequate city terminals are being
The tendency and demand of the
day. are for frequent, rapid service-
rapid at frequent intervals rather than
one or two very fast trains and a
William J. Bryan Is the new United sparse, slow service. The immediate
States senator from Florida. He Is 1 problem of the steam roads" is to pro-
only 31 years old. He is starting life vide such service at lowest" cast as
in high places of trust almost as early I will retain there revenue or see it
as did his distinguished namesake.: - taken .by: aggressive competitors who
also contemplate attracting the freight
The Gift of American Democracy..
St. Louis Republic: When American
newspapers as far apart as Philadel
phia and New Orleans give the late
Lord Kelvin" the chief credit for mak
ing the submarine cable possible, it is
evidence that we can rise above our
own sectional and national prejudices
to honor the memory of a man whose
work made him one of the world's
Still we have Franklin and Morse to
remember as creators of .the submar
ine cable. To carry their work to its
practical success; we have the Ameri
can business man, Cyrus W. Field.
Finally, in proof of what the world
owes American democracy for the sub
marine cable system, we have "Mat"
Maury, starting from his brother's car
penter shop -in Tennessee to reach re
suits which, if they were equaled at
ahy point in the work of Lord Kelvin,
were certainly not exceeded in their
present importance,, when the ocean
bed as Maury first surveyed it for the
first cable is now threaded by cables
in all directions around the planet.
When we rise above national preju
dice to honor the work of William
Thompson, "raised" to the British
peerage as Lord Kelvin, we may here
after rise above sectional prejudice far
enough to claim for the United States
of the 19th century the sum of the re
suits which followed "opening the road
to talent." Whether they came from
north or south, east or west, the Amer
icans who reached these results fol
lowed the road American democracy
opened for progress. As an incident
of their work, the submarine cablo
system of the present belongs to the
world, but the world's title to It is
Japan proposes to cut army and
navy expenses $200,000,000 during the
next six years, a plan that will pay
much better than trying to be the par:
amount power in the Pacific.
v Westward the course of empire takes traffic. "The apparent solution Is elec-
its way,. and never before so impress- trification of existing steam lines fonJ
ive aa in- the journey of the great Passenger service
fleet. -The world's ocean will hereafter There are many attractions offered
be a prominent part of the earth's
busy arena.;- .
. Brighter Days Ahead.
The announcement that 30 tin-plate
mills in the Pittsburg district, employ
ing over 40,000 men, which have been
shut down for the past few weeks,
will all be in operation by Jan. 4, fur
nishes another of many similar indica
tions, though on a smaller scale, of
bettering industrial conditions. Tins
promising condition of industrial af
fairs is corroborated by manufacturers
who have returned from a visit to New
York and other points east, where they
found absence of pessimism and gener:
al confidence in the steady bettering I
of business with the growth of the
Where Good Clothes
? 1 .: " ' ..." '
r OUR MOTTO.
The Same Goods for Less
Or Better Goods for the
And They Fit
, Down In r the southern part of the
state; they have what they call "The
Kitty League." Some men who sit up
all night; and perhaps the better, part
of " the next day will view . this title
with suspicion. . T.
Sle rgus Daily Short Story
W&&Mii&ie' Ciita:BsiLBy Ink Wright Hanson.
Accounts (roin .Vienna of debates in
the lower house of the Reichsrath, In
which chairs and fists were used to
drive the arguments home, Suggest
that football would be a capital trainr
Ing for building Austrian statesmen.
; The "A"aard alluring motion.
?lain to ptaih fci" 1th Its' jellow hair blew gently In little rings
Lawrence Y. ' Sherman will deliver
the commencement address at sthe
Western Illinois Normal at 'Macomb
next June. If he should say what he
thinks about people he does not like,
and why, the address would certainly
" be a melting one.
The report that public school teach
ers in Illinois will be "required to
, know agriculture hereafter" does not
explain itself. It-would naturally be
. taken. or. gran ted that as they are ex-
jiected to know and teach everything
else, they would naturally know all
about agriculture. -
In the" hurrah surrounding the bat
tle fleet's departure, ' the infinitelyl
more difficult and trying task facing
the torpedo boat flotilla is lost sight
of absolutely. It would .take a Dana
of "Two-Years-Before-the-Mast"; fame
to describe the incredible discomforts
and dangers that the men aboard the
"mosquitoes of the sea'' must face.
The Greene county republican organ
izatlon endorsed a ticket from the pres
idency down. They want Joe Cannon
in the' White house, Hopkins in the
senate, Deneen for governor, Asa Mat
thews for lieutenant governor, Fred E.
Sterling for secretary of state, and An
drew Russell of Jacksonville for treas
urer. The endorsement of the Rock
ford editor for secretay of state is
something of; a surprise," as Greene
county is in the territory supposed to
' belong , to - either "John J. Brown or
James A; - Rose.- Sterling Ms . picking
tip strength In all parts of the state.
A congressional ordeal Is ahead for
Tlver and! harbor. Improvement on a
comprehensive ucale.- It" will come in
the forn of schemes to fritter' away
the appropriations by districts so that
each congressman ' shall get a local
hare, . a system s that would be ' a
hameful and wasteful miscarriage of
You had better"5 gov.- ... ZP;
Frank," said her aunt Mrs." 3rahanf,
mistress of El Kosp "You are the
only one of us who can talk with fin
gers to the poor, afflicted child."
Having nothing to do but idle away
my vacation, I very giuaiy tooa tne
ten mile drive from El Rosa, in the
hills, to the little board station on
the track where I was to meet-Margie
coming out of the north. As I drove
along I reviewed the signs .one uses
In the deaf and dumb language, glad
that I had learned them on a certain
other idle vacation. y- '
No child alighted from the long train
but a young, slender woman vitb. hair
colored" like the fields of mustard
throuzh which I had passed. She
came directly to me, somewhat timid
ly, but with no Indication of nervous
ness. She caught up a tiny book fas
tened to her chatelaine and penciled
"Are you from EI Rosa?". .
Instantly my fingers" went into coin
mission, and the lighting up of her
deiicate face was well worth seeing.
"I am not a very rapid talker," 1
said when we were driving toward
the hills." Fortunately the horses were
fat and lazy and needed no particular
attention, "but with practice I shall
do better." " - '.
"You do beautliuuy, sne flashed
back. . "I am so glad I do not have, to
do the writing; It is so slow. I have
the proverbial woman's tongue, only
multiplied by ten. That's . dreadful,
isn't itr " ;;. , "V , A ; -
"Terrible: I see my finish," i an
swered mournfully, or it would have-
been mournful If my fingers could
hare shown expression. "I wonder
why I 'thought you were a child. I
supposed you would bring your dollle
Mary laughed. "You mean my Teddy
bear. Dolls aren't fashionable nowa-
aays.-1 suppose you thought I was a
child by " the way auntie talks about
me. I get Jots of petting everywhere 1
go, and honestly I like it.
She was very attractive, this silent
Margie. Silent is not the word at all
either, for she was. anything but sl-
1 tent She was the embodiment at mo-
Otitioat her delicate face, in which the
felor-came and went incessantly: her
yeVglewed and laughed and changed
froni gray- to almost black with her
changing thoughts; her pretty mouth,
though denied the . power of speech,
could smile with a score of meanings,
and her fluttering, slender Angers
spoke ''grace itself. By the time we
bad tirlven through the mustard fields
nnd wound around the sweet scented
hills I was regarding this girl with
strange feelings, considering the fact
that I was a confirmed celibate, or
thought I was.
How Margie loved flowers! The
roses which gave the house its name.
the pinks, nasturtiums, the red gera
niums, which Californians are Inclined
to dub "common" she reveled among
them like a golden butterfly. But bet
ter, I think, did she love the wild
things of the hills. When we came in
from our horseback rides, fragrance of
mbnardella and southern wood and
"good hiedlclne" mingled their sweet
ness and floated from her garments
like incense from about some beauti
ful, golden crowned sun goddess.
We npver saw that girl morbid. She
was like a spirit from paradise with
its brightness still touching her. One
day 1 asked her how she could be so
when she had been so cruelly afflicted.'
Nothing can work me damage ex
cept myself." she answered. "Some
one has said that the harm we sustain
we carry about with us and that we
are never real sufferers except by our
own fault." ' . ,
."That doesn t prove up. 13 it your
fault that yon are deprived of hearing
leautiful words and making them?"
Perhaps your , idea of .damage and
Price JT '
tl.000.00 will be itlmi for jnV'
' e't" fooad in Calumet.
mine are not' qulu? ' the" same " she
spelled, and her eyes were very tender.
I have so much that otherwise I
might have missed. I have learned so
much. I have learned to be happy
whether I ant .happy or not." nere
she laughed. "Oh, that can be done;
but, do yoiwknow, I have a little pri
vate theory that just ground the cor
ner there is waiting for me so great a
happiness that I won't ever have to
pretend any more. It will be so mag
nificent a happiness that unhappiuess
will be Impossible. It's sure waiting
iust, around the corner."
AntXhcr day ive sat on -the hillside
Idly watching birds and butterflies
and creeping things at our feet.
"Are you going to stay here, as your
aunt wishes?" I asked hes.
"Oh, no!", Tho answer came quickly.
"In a few days X am goiug to work. 1
am to teach In the Pchool for deaf and
dumb at Salem."
"Life would be plensr.iiter here for
you aud safer," 1 objected.
"What is life," she spelled quaintly.
"but what I am. ihinking of all day?
I had best be thinking :f helping other
people to be happy a: d useful, not to
be just day dioa:niu.ir. Yyu are going
iuto the world presently yourself."
. "That Is different. I am a man, and
a man's place is in the busy world.
You are only u dear little loving child.
Margie, aud you should be protected.
Let me take care of you; Margie, and
let me begin now. Will you be my
wife, sweetheart? You know how I
Margie shook her, head regretfully,
but with no show of yielding.
"If I were like other women, Frank,
I would put tuy. arms arouud your
neck and say 'yes,' so happily oh, so
happily but I should le a drawback
to you always, boy. In after years
you will thank me for hurting you
I pleaded, i but pleading was no use
with Margie. Back of the gentleness
was a firmness of will which admitted
no weakening. So in a few days Mar'
gle went to her work In Salem and I
to mine iu Los Angeles. She would
write to me she would grant me that
consolation. ' -
There came a day long months after
El Rosa was only a memory when a
northbound train was taking me with
maddening slowness to Margie. I was
not going as I had always planned that
sometimes I should' go with happy
thoughts and joyful anticipation. I
was going to Margie "seriously hurt;
"That's what the cold print of the
morning paper had "said, and, oh, the
precious hours wasted When I did not
know I She had been takimr her week
ly walk from the" school to t
when, as she was passing tlf-ock
'quarry, nu explosion had o
"Seriously hurt; will die." H
diabolical " words burned theiilves
into my achiug eyes as the traimwl
After an eternity of misery fund
myself at Margie's bed, but bre I
had reached her I had found thf-ws-
paper story was false in tb
would not die she would live!
thing else was in the nurse's
tell me, but I-couldu't wait to hi It
I bent over my darling, al my
heart jumped as saw- the Joj her
face at sight of me. Even as pted
that, a voice sweet as the gentilrlt
of her came to my wondering ep ... ?-
"Frank I am like" ? .
The halting tongue was too Bit and
the weak, eager fingers took t the
"I am as other women now, tank.
The explosion hurt me, but see at It
did I can hear you speak, an can
talk, though niy hands are still, told
you that some day I should rn. a
corner" ' -
The little hands were forced irest.
My overpowering joy and the dip I
was-trying to swallow made'tifool
ish. . ,
"I've been standing arouui f cor
ner all the time," reproacho
tongue, "but you wouldn't
eyes and see me."
She laughed, and her mo
a word, "Frank!" Oh. the
of It! Then the little flmtei
"You are very conceitec.' ati
day I nm going to rumplf y
dreadfully, but just now I wa-lto go
to sleep. When I wake up"- J
The dear eyes clostJ. anf
Ing nurse beckoned me awi y
should wake up. :-i
1 1 silly
Governor Who Was Omitted.
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! WILLIAM LEE D. EWING. I ' . !'
Rheumatism Cured im'24f Jrirs. '
T. J. Blackmore of Hallfir lack-
more, Pittsburg, Pa-. say3 short
time since I procured a bottlK Dr.
Detchon's Relief for RheumAijM .ft
got me out of the house in 24houn.
I took to my bed with rheisatism
nine months ago and Dr. Dhon'H
Relief for Rheumatism Is tM only
medicine that did me &ny Mod. I
had five of the best physiciaWin the
city hut I received very relief
from them. I know Dr. Detclm R
lief for Rheumatism to be jwat it ts
renresenteI and take PIea8nio re"
n-iinsr it to other poor sifferers."
S? Sy Otto GrotjanfSOl Seconl
aven... Rock UM;
r ron 20 YeSt secouu bircu vacn
port. - I i I
A' few weeks ago.'The Argus pub
lished a series of pfctures of former
governors of the stae of Illinois. No
picture of Governor' William. Lee D.
Ewing who served Ii 1834, was shown.
It was stated that io picture of Gov
ernor Ewing was In existence. Re
cently attention wis called to the fact
that a Picture of tie governor was in
the Lake City Pibllshing company's
History of Macon county, with those
of all the other fovernors. This pic
ture Is here reproduced.
Governor Ewlnj; held the office as
chief executive o the state of Illinois
only 15 days. lis predecessor, Gov
ernor Reynolds, had" been elected to
congress and by the death of Charles
Slade, whom he was to succeed, he was
called to Washington before his regu
larly appointed time. Mr. Ewing by
virtue of his position as president of
the senate took the governor's chair.
He served from Nov. 3 to 17, 1834.
The series of pictures was received
from the American Press association
and the editor of that organization
states that diligent inquiry was made
In Illinois for a picture of Governor
Ewing, and especially at the capitol. at
Springfield but no trace of a picture
was found.. , ' ' '
HECC-D 0" CC JRT HOUSE
y , Real Elate Transfers.
J. W. Simonnn to Elizabeth W. Mil
ler, lot 7. bloc ,2, Donahoo &.Cosner's
addition, town,i East Moline, $300.
Grace Hellstern and- Joseph Hellr
stern to H. H.. Cleaveland. lots 7 and
8, block 6, Velie First addition. Rock
Island. $1. :. . . -
DeWItfa . Carbollaed Witch Haael
Salve. Get DeWItrk, ' Sold by rail
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