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THE ARGUS, MONDAY. JANUARY . 0, 1908.
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) COUNCIL 9
Monday, January 6, 1908.
The Thaw trial begins again today.
Meanwhile, what has become of Del
phln Dclmas? ' .
Chicago claims that it pays less for
municipal service than any of the big
cities. And gets lass.
"Sir. Rockefeller has given $2,000,000
more to Chicago university. Now
please note how oil and learning mix.
It , Is understood that Fairbanks be
lieves In conducting a presidential
campaign as Mark Hanna would do.
President Roosevelt is now turning
his attention to roasting Admiral
Brownson. It's an unusual day when
the big stick doesn't hit someone.
Fifty per cent of the corn of the
Vnitcd States is grown in five states:
Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska and
Kansas. Illinois ranks first as a corn
state in 'both total acreage and total
A stringent anti-cigarette law has
gone into effect in Arkansas. It pro
hibits the sale or giving away of cigar-
ettea and cigarette papers, and pro
vides a penalty for any one having
cigarettes or papers in their posses
sion. The cigarette, according to north
ern opinion, never has been considered
a perfectly appropriate piece of south
ern decoration or artillery.
Tne democrats of Cook county are
Intent on nominating Judge Kdward F.
Dunne, the former mayor, for state's
attorney. They leel that the former
judge and city executive was never
stronger politically than at the present
time and that by his character and
training he Is fitted for an ideal prose
cutor of the evil doers of Chicago.
John J. Hcaly, the present state's at
torney, would have in Judge Dunne a
most formidable rival.
nols. And the legislature of Illinois
refuses to pass a simple and work-?
able primary election law, , because
Speaker Shurtleff is opposed on urin-i
ciple to any primary election law at'
all. And- on that issue Mr. Shurtleff
is a candidate for governor of Illinois.
Not in a thousand years can Mr. Shurt
leff be elected governor of Illinois on
that issue. , . .
"The people of Illinois want a rea
sonable and fair primary election law,
and they are going to have it. If this
legislature under the dictation of Spea
ker Shurtleff, will not give the people
what they want, there win be elected
another legislature in Illinois that will
pass a reasonable and fair primary
Sfe rgus Daily Short Story
In Little Springs Canyon. By Addison Howard Gibson
.. . (Copyright, 1907,by M. M. Cunningham.)
you to help
As the pony picked its way up the wafers In my saddlebags,
wild, rock bordered canyon Ivy Norris England hospitality I ask
took in great breaths of the ozone of me cat thern
the Arizona foothills. "While It isnot the custom of us cat-
- "This Is living:" 6he cried, throwing tlemen to take a lunch at noon," he re
out her arras. "The folks back home, turned, looking into the bright eyes of
would not know me. These three the little woman before him, "I am
months spent in. this wonderful cli- j glad to break the custom on this occa
mate have made me strong ana young
It is gratifying to know that the
press of the state is beginning to take
notice of the profligacy of the prcs-ent
legislature.- Some of the newspapers
have adverted to the supposed fact
that it is not costing anything, but
this is a great mistake, as the pay
of the officers goes on the same as if
there was a regular session, and the
stationery bills still pile up. If the
hause should see to it that a fair pri
mary bill was paed the people might
forgive them in a measure for the man
ner In which they ' have conducted
themselves. As an evidence of what
the press or the state is thinking of
the legislature we subjoin an article
lrotn the Freeport Joninal of recent
"The legislature of Illinois is in
continuous session and transacting
business at the old stand, as fully ap
pears by the following telegram from
"Springfield, 111., Dec. 17 In both
houses of the legislature a joint resolu
tion was adopted today to adjourn un
til Saturday, Jan. 4. Senator Hay was
present in the senate and Representa
tives Oglesby and Hcarn in the house.
Hearn introduced a bill in the house
appropriating $2,(mio for the payment
of the special counsel employed by At
torney General Stead to assist him in
the cases against the Economy Light
and Power company. It was advanced
to third" reading."
"Was ever such a farce enacted be
fore? Business going right along and
only two members of the lo'wer house
of the legislature in Springfield, and
one member of the senate. All the
other members of the Illinois legisla
ture at home, and not in Springfield.
Speaker Shurtleff told them to go home
and not return to Springfield again
until the middle of January, unless he
wanted them sooner, when he would
send for them, and then like a pack
of dogs 'hearing their master's call,
they would go tumbling over each
'other to get Into their seats, because
Speaker Shurtleff wanted them. It Is
the biggest farce ever enacted in Illi
An Impudent Claim.
On the heels of a bank panic which
was brought about largely by a bru
tally crude system of taxation and
treasury management, . republican
yawpers persevere in claiming that
their party is alone responsible for the
manifold blessings which Providence
has bestowed upon the people of the
To the ordinary intellect, as says the
St. Louis Republic, it is nothing less
titan partisan impudence to deny credit
for the good things we enjoy to the
farmers and miners who dig wealth
out of the ground, to the' operatives
who create wealth in the factories and
to the transportation agencies which
enhance wealth by carrying commodi
ties from the" places where they are
produced to the places where they are
Everybody who is not a republican
Bourbon knows that our exports of
cotton, wheat, meats and other food
stuffs are indispensable agencies in
bringing into this country hundreds of
millions of dollars every year to keep
our factories, railroads and commer
cial establishments going. Unless it
can be shown that all this wealth is
created by republican brain and brawn
it is idle for republican wind jammers
to fool anybody into thanking the re
publican party for the benefits which
these products confer. . Because the
government happens t be adminis
tered by republicans just now, are we
asked to believe that we owe thanks
to the weather bureau for our good sea
sons, or to the department of agricul
ture tor tne truittul sous which re-
sjond so bountifully to well-directed
To people of .ordinary understanding
it appears mat tne country has pros
pered in spite of the republican party
rather than by reason of it. The steady
prosperity of the country might have
proceeded uninterrupted by bank panic
if the republican party had not over
loaded industry with excessive taxa
tion, and hoarded the unnecessary
proceeds in the treasury at a time
when business needed every available
dollar with which to carry on its ini
mense transactions of purchase and
sale. The republican party has proven
itself a fraud and a false pretender
Its best claim to popularity at the
present moment rests upon its adoption
of democratic policies which it was de
nouncing a little while ago, and it can
not hope to retain power without prom
ising to follow substantially democratic
policy in tariff revision.
gain. , And this weather! Back lfl
New Hampshire they are having snow,
while out here it is golden sunshine all
day long. My heart is full of the day
Thanksgiving! When I write back
home that I . spent my Thanksgiving
out in the foothills all alone the folks
won't believe me. They'll simply say
ni learning western ways fast to
manufacture some big ones to boom
The last of August Ivy Norris, pale,
thin and thirty, had arrived from the
"east to teach the Lone Mesa school.
The cowboys on Mr. Tower's ranch,
where she boarded and lodged, treated
the coming of the cultivated little wo
man as a great joke. Her 6hort skirts,
the boots and the handsome little re-
olver and cartridge belt furnished
them material for comment for weeks.
Even Warde Hughes, the foreman, was
amused at her first attempts to mount
and ride rilot, the gentlest pony on the
ranch, but he equally enjoyed the pluck
with which 6he persisted In learning
to ride and the use of the little revolver
that looked so comically dangerous In
her small white hand.
On this Thanksgiving morning the
handsoiri foreman had reined In his
cow pony behind a thicket of mesqulte
trees and was watching faithful old
rilot carefully bear his fair rider up
the trail of Little Springs canyon. AH
at once he became aware of the fact
that a few months had wrought a
great transformation In the school
teacher of Lone Mesa. The thin form
had rounded out into graceful curves.
the pale face had become plump and
rosy, and her awkwardness in the sad
dle had given place to an easy manner
that could no longer be ascribed to a
"She's like a girl of twenty," he so
liloquized. "By Jove, she's the neat-
He Won His Bet.
Thomas Nelson Pago, while riding
down a country road, met on old negro
leading a horse and laughing as only
a negro can.
"Sam," said Mr. Page, "what's the
on: Mawnin marster. I jes won
a bet offen his hyear fool hoss."
"Why, ani," said Mr. rage, "how
did you do that?"
"Well, you 6ee, boss, I was n-leadln
dis hyear hoss back yonder an I seen
a piece of paper ahead of us, an' 1
said, 'Blacky, I bet you a quarter you
gwine ter be afraid of It.' But Blacky
shook his hnld he wouldn't. Then
said. 'Blacky, I bet you a quarter you
will will you take my bet?' An' he
nodded his ha Id. Well, sah. when we
git up dar de wind flutter dat paper
about, an'. Lord bless my soul, you
oughter seen dat hoss. He shy clean.
outen de field. Ha, ha, ha! An' dat'a
what tickles me dat I'm a quartet
"Why, Sam, you are crazy. You
can't collect the quarter from a horse
"Yassah, dat I can: My marster
he'll give me a dollar tonight to gtt
oats an' hay fer dat boss, but I'll git
Iblin 73 cents' wuth an' keen my quar
ter. Ha, ha!"
Ttm onlr hih grad
Baking Powder void
t it modern t price.
slon by accepting your invitation."
L'nder a live oak they spread the pa
pen napkin which Ivy had brought
and arranged the lunch upon them.
Hughes soon caught the happy spirit
of "his companion, and, throwing his
mask of conscious restraint aside, he
talked and laughed with her with the
pleasure of a boy.
"The. spring must furnish us tea,"
she said, handing Hughes her pretty
sliver folding cup. He quickly filled it
from the spring near by. Then be
passed the cup to her. "I did not think
of having company," she said apolo
getically, touching the rim daintily
with her pretty lips. "I wish I had an
"I'm glad you haven't," protested
Hughes heartily. "I like this one best,"
taking the cup from her hands and
For a minute Ivy made no reply.
Then she looked at the man sitting op
posite her as if in doubt of his mean
ing. The next instant she smiled frank
ly and said:
"Well. I think I do too."
The half serious simplicity of her
speech amused Hughes, and. throwing
back, his head, be laughed in real en
"I'm sure we'll tret on all right." he
said, still laughing.
Hughes declared there never was
such a lunch. The greatest Thanks
giving feast in the laud was fiothing
compared with this. The cold, pure
water which they sipped in such good
comradeship from the one cup be was
sure outrivaled the nectar of all the
All too soon it was finished, and they
sat back under the live oak silent, but
happy. Suddenly Ivy realized it was
inidafternoou and she had twelve miles
to ride back to the ranch. Tomorrow
there would be school and the old rou
tine of duties. Today held sunshine,
laughter, joy; the next would be filled
with the daily grind and hard tasks.
Watching her from under the wide
rim of his bat, Warde Hughes saw the
weary expression begin to settle over
"Ivy Norris' face, and he understood.
Left an orphan Rafter finishing school,
his loneliness had driven him west.
Here temperate habits and sterling
principles had won him success. Now
a woman, loving the freedom of his
hills as he loved, it, hud entered his
life. Suddenly . he( beheld a vision a
vision of liberty, for both. Immediate
ly he felt an intuition that the loneli
ness of both was at an end. The new
life or suusuiue, tne sunsnine or a
wonderful love, was glowing for them.
He yearned to tell her, to lift the shad
ows from the patient face, but the
moment of realization was too blissful
for speech. $
"Come," he said at last, springing
up to meet the new life and claim it
for them. Gently he took her hand
and lifted her to her feet. Then, look
ing into her beautiful eyes, he said
eagerly, "Little woman, I want you to
let me make every dajt of yourvlife'a
Thanksgiving like today
A soft flush stole into her face, but
she did not leave the strong arms
which held her.
HB WATCHED IVY NORRIS COME ON CP THE
est edition of her species that ever
struck these foothills. I wonder if she
knows where she 13 going. She's a
good ten miles from the ranch house
now and still going on. Well, she's a
pretty interesting stray, and I'm going
to see that she doesn't get entirely
With this thought Warde Hughes en
tered another trail, then cautiously
made a detour, coming back to the
canyon just above Little Springs. Still
concealed back of some manzanlta
bushes? he watched Ivy Norris come
on up the rugged trail. She was sing
ing a stanza of an old school song that
he remembered, and the notes floated
up to him on the warm November air
sweet and clear n3 an angel's song.
Suddenly she ceased, and she glanced
quickly up the slope. Then, catching
up her revolver, she sent a shot whiz
zing off Into the chaparral. A tawny
form dropped out of sight down the
"Ah," exclaimed the foreman ad
miringly, "she made Mr. Coyote hit
the dirt as well as a soldier could have
i done it."
Small Mien Best' Firemen.
The board of safety in Findlay, O.,
has declared that small men make the
best firemen and accordingly has r
vised the rules of qualification and
made the minimum height five feet six
Inches, being a reduction of two Inches,
When attacked by a cough or
cold, or "when your throat is sore, it
rank foolishness to take any other
medicine than Dr. King's New Discov
ery," says C. O. Elflridge of Empire,
- r i l x T-I .
ua. i i,ve us ew w Guiding the pony to the springs, Ivy
seven years and I know it is the best dismounted. While v$ot drank ln
remedy on earth for coughs and colds,! satisfying quaffs from one of the
croup, andvall throat and lung troubles, j mne Bprlnga tne young WOman looked
My children are subject to croup, but nlK).lt ner notinc the steeD eranlte '
New Discovery quickly cures every at-)Wala tnat gun-ouned her, the deep!
iacK. ivnown me wouu over . azure of the sky and the golden glow
king of throat and lung remedies. of tne 8an8hne enveloping everything
Sold under guarantee at all druggists. iike a ovinst mother keeping a winter's
50 cents and $1. Trial bottle free.
Quick Relief for. Rheumatism.
George W. Koons, Lawton, Mich.,
chill at bay. Then she saw Warde
Hughes approaching from an opposite
"May I Join you. Miss Norris?" he
says: "Dr. Detcnons ueiier io.- askcd.
Rheumatism has given my wife won-- "Certainly, Mr. Hughes," she an
derful benefit for rheumatism. She gwered. "It Is noon, isn't It?" giving
could not lift hand or foot, had to be an odd little squint at the sun is if she
lifted for two months. She began the j were already enough of a pi a ins woman
use of the remedy and Improved rapid- to estimate the time by Its elevation,
ly. On Monday she could not move "It is abput 12:30," said Hughes, with
and on .Wednesday she got up aal the old .timer's accuracy.
dressed, herself and - walked out for
her breakfast" Sold by Otto Grot
jan, 1501 Second avenue, Rock Island;
Gust Schlegel & Ron, 20 West Second
street, Davenport." ' S"
Then it is time for my lunch, ajid
I'm as hungry as that wretched coyote
I shot at.; It is Thanksgiving day, Mr,
Hughes. v I have beef sandwiches.
olives, .cheese, .crackers .aud some fltt-
is to his family first, then to
his mends '.
What ' obligation requires
man to give personal security
for his friends, and thus imperi
his family's welfare ?
Corporate Bonds, as furnished
by the American Surety Com
pany of New York, are in
every way superior to Persona.
Sureties, and are rapidly su
Don't assume an unnecessary
risk because of a mistaken idea
When asked to sign a bond, do
your friend a service by putting
him in communication with the
of tltw York
Capital and Surplus 4,800,000
; Ludolph A Reynolds, Attjra., Bu
orl block, Rock Islaad. Jofca A
Goodmaaaon, Agent, 1423 "Fifth
Ave- Mollne. IH.t'J. B. J. I.
Onklraf, atterneyn, Mollne, 111. '
says a' Findlay correspondent ot tne
Columbus Dispatch. The prospective
firemen must also weigh at least 1.15
FUTURE WAR VESSELS.
Swift Alcohol Driven Craft to Be Used,
Saya Lewis Nixon.
The"naval battles of the future will
be fought between bulking first class
bnttlesbips'of 30,000 tons or more dis
placement and creepy little submarines
fitted with hydroplanes that will send
them skimming like flying fish at the
steel giants, aud then, when their tor
pedoes have struckhome, they will
dive under the -water and come up at
a safe distance ready for more deadly
The speed of those little mosquito
scouts will be GO knots and over. The
speed of the battleships they convoy
and attack will be from 10 to 12 knots
less. The torpedo of the future will
be a light one say 250 pounds and
will carry a charge of fifty pounds of
explosive. Strangest of all these bat
tle craft of the years to come will be
Lewis Nixon, the famous marine
constructor and Inventor of freak and
speedy war craft, recently declared to
a New York Evening World reporter
that he has now under construction ln
his workshops at Tottenville a small
vessel in the neighborhood of fifty tons
that will skim over the water at CO
knots or a shade less. Her motive pow
er will be gas, and her sanguine cre
ator says she Is the forerunner of the
new type ships that are to come.
Those who looked at newspaper pic
tures of the departing "peace" fleet a
few days ago and saw for themselves
what a tremendous smoke cloud bat
tleships under way roll up will realize
what an advantage will accrue to the
nation that first goes into battle with
gas or alcohol driven engines. The
huge smokestacks necessary to create
draft to keep the gauge Juurplug on
the high pressure boilers will be miss
ing. Thesje warships of tomorrow will be
low in the water, swift, silent, deadly.
Close lichiial them, like porpoises hav
ing fun with a school of sharks, will
ome the little hydroplanes, all ready
to .dive beneath the surface on their
errand of destruction at first sight of
the enemy or prepared to hook on and
be hauled aboard their battleship con
sorts in case of bad weather.
Mr. Nixon was shown a newspaper
article quoting Lieutenant Commander
C. Davison's opinion that lefore
long we shall have no more battleships
and that submarines will take theiv
"Battleships will be designed long
after Mr. Davison Is gathered to his
fathers," said Mr. Nixon, with a smile.
'There is undeniably a field, however,
for vast improvement in the torpedo
as a weapon. In fact, I may-say that
a surface ship of great speed, armed
solely with torpedoes, will be a factor
to be dealt with in the future wars.
The submarine of today is sluggish
and clumsy. Then, too, the problem of
light under the surface Is yet to be
solved. T'nder present conditions it
would 1h Impossible, except under the
most favorable conditions, to launch a
torpedo effectively from a submarine
beneath the surface. There are several
reasons for this, one of which, as I
have said, is the almost total darkness
under water. Again, there Is the re
sistance of the water to overcome. The
torpedo would have to consist almost
solely of engines sufficiently powerful
to drive it at any speed if launched be
neath the surface.
"The' best way to deliver a torpedo
is from the surface The submarine
of the future will have immense sur
face speed and only dive as a menus
of protection or escape, y Half a do:'.en
of such craft attacking a battleship
would give her a terrible tussle for her
"The torpedo itself will not advance
along the present heavy lines. We
shall, I believe, evolve light torpedoes
carrying great charges of some high
explosive. A hydroplane boat of a
CO knot speed could carry a num
ber of these and be bandied by two
As to the motive power of the fu
ture, I believe that some day the world
will wake up to the possibilities of
alcohol. (Jas eugines. however, will
le a step in the right direction. A
modern warship is most heavily ar
mored about her engine and boiler
rooms. These are her vital parts. A
blow struck home there and she is out
of the "fight. The maze of pipes, the
complicated parts of a steam engine,
all contribute to this cauje. Put a
feed pipe out of business, and Where's
your steam engine?
"With gas engines It Is different.
There are few parts, comparatively,
and no boiler room and roasting fur
naces. A few men tend the engines
In comparative " comfort. From the
standpoint of economy, too, the future
power will lie gas engines. '
"As for alcohol driven engines, they
will come some day, and as long as we
have a sun to Induce fermentation we
will be able to get alcohol In ines
timable quantities. I believe the day Is
coming when every fire will be ruo
nd every lighting system operated by
Alcohol. - -
"The gas driven warship is almost
here. Within the next twenty years
we shall see radical changes In naval
lonstruction, and our seas will le filled
with swift, smokeless, formidable war
craft, and the nation that gets them
first will be on the top of the ' naval
YOUVE HEARD OF
A cow puncher beneath whose picturesque
garb and breezy speech beats the heart of
one of nature's noblemen of rough ex
terior, but " a man's : a man for a that"
His story as told by
Henry Wallace Phillips
will be printed in this paper. Abounding
in stirring adventures and hairbreadth es
capes with a laugh for every minute.
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