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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1908.
whole truth, no matter whom 11 hurts." clgnr between his'fingers. A ripple 'of
Politics must be turned out of asy-1 laughter ran through the chamber, but
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624 lums. Political heelers must bo re-' he was Ignorant of Its cause. wnen
Second avenue, Rock island. 111. En-Wed with humane, sympathetic. ! he stopped to talk with Representative
.i, .n.nn.riA! skilled men. Tender dare must be em- Goulden of New lork, Mr. Goulclen
mattcr l I ployed in the treatment of unfortu- took a cigar from his own pocket and
nates who are the wards or me wnoie , "
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
a.Avo .11 th mpn who have be- exclaimed the speaker and darted for
trayed a sacred trust for political ad
vantage must be punished, for their
crimes have affected, directly or in-
Monday, February 17, 1908.
It Is hard to tell whether it is worth
while to bet on the ground hog or not
Every day Illinois gets further away
from the Cannon boom and into the
Taft basket. v
A skeleton was unearthed in Ohio
yesterday. It must have escaped from
tome Pittsburg closet.
Champ Clark says that President
Roosevelt is better than his party.
He's not the only one, either.
Leslie M. Shaw has attacked Taffs
"no policy" campaign which is the
best boost the secretary has yet had
The practical joker who endangers
the lives of others "just for fun" should
be "tickled to death" in an electric
Ex-Govcrnor Yates' hesitancy about
entering the fieid for the republican
nomination for governor against Gov
ernor Deneen, is understood to be his
lack of confidence in the sincerity of
the Chicago politicians who are trying
to persuade him to "bell the cat." Dick
Yates understands a thing or two about
politics himself. He knows the Chi
cago politicians have no special love
for him, howevor much they may dis
like the governor. Doubtless too, he
recalls his eaii'er impressions of the
'Greeks," whom he persuaded should
be suspected when they came bearing
gifts. Mr. Yates wants some positive
assurance that the Chicago "Greeks"
will be "loyal" to him through thick
and thin, and positive pledges that
they will not throw him for a "Greek"
after their own heart.
Mr. Yates is understood not to be
overly fond of Governor Deneen, and
would like to give him "a dose of his
own medicine'" so adroitly adminis
tered four yea.j ago, but he don't in
tend to become a victim to the treach
ery of the Chicago "Danaos" if he can
help it, and he thinks he can.
It might be well for him to remem
ber, besides, that this is a democratic
year, and the democrats propose to
elect the governor.
The democratic senthnent favorable
to Bryan is finding expression all over
the state, in many of the cities of
which Bryan clubs are already in pro
ces of formation. In Mercer county
cne was launched Saturday night. A
movement looking to such an organiza
tion in Rock Island is under way.
Congressman Payne, chairman of the
house, ways and means committee,
promises tariff revision "after the elec
tion." The republican party promised
reciprocity "afte.- the election" in 1S96,
but having secured power it tore up its
promises. It will probably do the same
thing aain. let it revise the tariff
now and appeal to the people in No
vember to approve its work if it is
acting in good faith.
No "White Washing of State Inntitu
The ChicaKo journal (rep.) after
speaking of the means Governor De
neen used to stop the investigation of
the state institutions or hurry
through this snap of a way as to
avoid exposures, which would' "injure
the republican party" says:
every household in the
LIFE IN WASHINGTON.
the lobby. '
When Governor John A. Johnson of
Minnesota was In Washington he ran
across J. Adam Bede of the Minnesota
delegation wearing a silk hat, says the
Chicago News. 4
"I'm going to tell on you, Adam,
when I get home," said the governor,
who Wore an ordinary business suit.
"It will, be a hard blow to your con
stituents to bear you are wearing high
silk hats and putting on airs."
"To tell you-the truth, governor, I
have to do it," said Bede. "Down here
In Washington you can't do business
without one. I tried going around
these departments in a slouch hat for
a long time. When I entered an office
I took off my hat and handed my card
to a clerk and got left every time. Now
I hand them this hat and get every
thing." WHO MAKES LAWS HERE?
Slje Jlrgus Daily Short Story
"Audrey's Knight."-By Epes W. Sargent.
(Copyrighted, 1908. by Homer Sprague.)
Across the snow clad fields the en- ladies and the -Inajor made' straighS
chanted castle was brilliantly lighted, for Audrey's side, nor would he be di
and Audrey Sheldon, scanning with lodged until the party broke up.
longing eyes the wintry wastes, sighed As the last carriage rolled away A
as se tried to picture the comfort dry turned to her employer with eyes
.v ! tViaf" lrrkt ti- nroi cunt fur 4-v tnoK.
It wa such fun to mat-
ith a littfc
"This attempt to whitewash the
charitable institutions, which are
known to be in a shocking condition
rtt dirt, filth and corruption, where
insane and imbecile women and. girls
are outraged by political plug-uglies
employed there as a reward for ser
vice at the primaries and the polls
whero helpless children are abused
and robbed, where patknts are driven
to such desperation that they rush to
death as the only escape, will not ba
tolerated by the people of Illinois
They demand the wholo truth about
the asylums on which $12,000,000 of
their money has been spent by the
last two general assemblies.
"Enough has already been revealed
to make the blood of every decent
man in the state boil with anger. Lin
coin, for instance, it was shown that
feeble-minded epileptic boys were tak
en down into a cellar on their arrival.
despoiled of their garments and their
pockets picked; that they were placed
in straight-jackcta and 'Utica cribs;'
that they were allowed to stay alone
and un-watched in rooms in which
there were raidiators, against which
they frequently fell and injured them
selves by burning.
"At Jacksonville there were three
drownings, and, when the superintend
ent was asked to surround the fatal
pond with a fence, he refused to Ii:;ten,
though the request was made by mem
bers of the state board of charities.
He was a "Deneen heeler, and knew he
could do as he liked, ignoring auy
such organization as the charity board.
"At Bartonville in one year there
were 705 acclents and deaths, includ
ing five violent deaths. At Water-
town in the same time there were five
suicides. At Pontlac boys were 'suffed,'
that is, suspended to the bars of their
cages by their hands extended, for 11
out of 21 hours for seven successive
"These terrible outrages are only a
few of the things thus far brought to
light. Others, as bad and worse, there
are in plenty.
"Will the people consent to have
the administration of state institutions,
which has been convicted of crimes
like these, whitewashed to save any
man from political oblivion? Will they
permit scandals they know are behind
the revelations so far made to be
hushed up? Will they allow the guilty
to escape punishment? Will they rest
while their dear ones are in charge of
men capable of tho brutality and cru
elty that has been displayed in every
state institution that has been invesu
"No, the truth must be told; the
Incidents That Depict Phases of Its
Representative Wallace of Arkansas
is now the champion rapid tire speech
maker of the house, says a Washing
ton correspondent of the New York
Times. The other day he made three
speeches, each several pages long in
the Congressional Record, all in one
minute. During the brief discussion
of an appropriation for free seeds'
brought in by the appropriations com
mittee Chairman Tawiioy .aid:
'I yield one minute to the gentle
man from Arkansas, Mr. Wallace."
Mr. Wallace arose, and his thick
white mane flew lyek in the air as
his sonorous voice 'Sgan, "I come here
to bury Caesar, not, to praise him."
The house immediately turned in its
chnir and took notice.
"Mr. Speaker." he continued in the
same eloquent tone, "I ask unanimous
cotifcnt to extend tny remarks in the
Record on the tariff question."
This brought a smile to the other
members. Mr. Wallace lifted another
manuscript aloft as he again said:
"Mr. Speaker, I ark unanimous con
sent to extend my remarks in the Rec
ord on the improvement of public high
ways." This time there were loud laughtei
and appreciative applause.
"Mr. Speaker," exclaimed the gentle
consent to extend my remarks in the
Record ou the subject of inheritance
and income tax."
He sat down amid a great roar of
applause and laughter.
"Roosefelty and Fairybanks," Says
Fearless Would Be Citizen.
Wenzl Moeth and Michael Laden of
Newark, N. J., did not become citizens
of the United States the other day be
cause thev knew so much about the
country that was not so, says the New
"Who' makes the laws of the United
States?" Moeth was asked.
"Roosefelty and Fairybanks," was
Tressed further, he said that the sen
ate helped when called upon to do so.
Laden declared Trenton was the cap
ital of the United States and that the
country was directed by Roosevelt and
Governor "Stogie," evidently meaning
Stokes. Asked if he belonged to any
societies opposed to the United States
government. Laden replied, "Not yet."
They had not been engaged very
long, but already George had made It
apparent that the salary of a junior
shop assistant did not admit of an ec
static existence amid a sea of diamond
rings, theater stalls or even chocolate
Recently they walked together to a
neighboring village. The road was
muddy, the wind bitter, and Daisy felt
that life would be better worth living
when she had an opportunity of reviv
ing herself with tea and hot scones.
George hesitated outside the only
restaurant in the place, and .she smiled
hopefully. His hand stole to his trous
ers pocket. He fumbled nervously
there for a moment.
"Er Daisy," he said at las't, "will
you have something to eat now and
walk back, or shall we have nothing
to rat and go back by train ?" Pear-eon's.
ii. ii t- 1 1 m- . out: viica, wuu u.
" In 11 fn "I irnnrlni n-hif Tho mo 1rvr
chanted, but !t had pleased Major , . sn , . . . w ... mv rA
Kirkwood to have his home a copy of turn to to"wn In tne moruimr wa3 mere-
a castle on the Rhine which he had iy a change to the nursery governess."
seen on one of bis summer trips, and "You will go up to town in the morn-
Audrey's imagination supplied the rest, ing," was the quiet response. "I will
The major was a bachelor and Bel- P"J' you a month's salary instead of
dom entertained on a large scale, but ' the usual notice. I cannot have my
every night the lights flashed across . dar,,n children in the charge of a
.... , . . , , person who so shamelessly pursues a
the glittering snow, and Audrey loved . Ieh man .
to stand by the window and imagine; The un"expcctedneB8 of the dismigsai
tbat tnere uvea inetnign; wuo some. was such a shock tuat Audrey was t00
day would come to rescue her from the . dazed to argue against the charge.
ogre as represented by Mrs. inomp-. she had nowhere to go. and the pitiful
son-lerhune, tne mai-"s niece auu , iy sluail Bum sue WOuld receive would
neighbor. not last more than two weeks. The
It was only two years since Audrey j happy light gone from her eyes, she
herself had been a social queen of a j groped her way to her room, scarce
small domain, but something bad gone j seeing through her tears,
wrong In her father s bank. ue never
understood what It was, but his jer-
Selden in his Table Talk writes: "In
Queen Elizabeth's time gravity and
state were kept up. In King James'
time things were pretty well. But in
King Charles' time there hns been
nothing but French-more and the cush-
Ihere was no relenting the next
morning, and. with her few belongings
sonal fortune had gone to sustain the packed in the tiny trunk, she was driv-
wrecked credit of the institution, ana ; en to the station for the early train.
the treachery of some of tne directors To her surprise the major was impa
combined with the wreck of his for-, tiently pacing the platform in the rear
tune baa sent uenry sueiaon 10 nis i 0f the diminutive depot. He hurried
grave. forward to assist her to alight, but Au
Audrey had faced tne situation ; drcy shrank from him.
bravely, and for tne two years since. ! thought you would be going to
her father's death she had been gov-, town on this train," he cried exultant
erness to the two Thompson-Terhune i jy. ira going too. Didn't Isabel
cirls at a salary so absurdly small , come to see vou off?"
that Mrs. Thompson-Terhune lived in it was all a mistake," said Audrey
daily dread tbat tome one mignt ciis- trying to speak bravelv. "It was be-
cover how small was the sum paid j cause of your aversion to thirteen at
and coax the girl away. table that I was called upon. I was
Audrey turned away from the win-; Mrs. Thompson-Terhune's governess.'"
dow and wearily sat down at tue aesic j "Was?" he echoed. "So that's the
to correct the girls' exercises. It was , trouble', is it? I guess I do not need
a severely plain apartment, ror Mrs. , niore ample explanation. My dear, my
Thompson-Terbune was an ammtious niece's fears are well founded." he con
climber whose aims were rar in ex- tinned bluntly. "I did fall in love
cess of the income she enjoyed, and w ith you. That's why I am here this
her money was spent only where it ' morning to ask if I may call upon you
would show. La town."
A few railroad maps were the only "i don't even know where I am go
wall decorations of the schoolroom, and ing," elemurred Audrey,
three hard wooden chairs, a shabby j "I do," said the major,, with decision,
desk too old for office use. a folding : "You are going to be the guest of my
bed and a wardrobe completed the fur-1 partner's wife until vou find a new
nishing. It was at once the school- j place or find that, after all, an old
room and Audrey's apartment. j man may still be worthy of love. Do
ratiently the girl worked at her task I you think that will be so so hard?"
while she thought bitterly of the gaye- "Sot so very," confessed the girl shv-
ty downstairs, where preparations were ly, and in her heart she knew that al-
being made for a dinuer party in honor . ready this kindly old man had won her
of Major Kirkwood's birthday. i affections. She had not thought of his
Long after the usual hour the house-. money, but it was inexpressiblv pleas-
keeper would send up a trayful of ant to bo looked after instead of look
broken meats, the leavings of the feast, ' ing after others, and as the train sped
and she would eat It on the top of the along the side of the river Audrey
elesk that also served. -as a bureau and knew that it would not be long before
dressing table. She thought of the she would comq back again to be
time when she would have been one of chatelaine of the castle of her valiant
the guesTs. and her dainty head fell knight.
forward on the arms that were fiung
upon the desk.
The nervous closing of a door roused
What those who know
- say of, the
"I have the highest opinion possible of the Knabe Piano,
which possesses qualities of action and varieties of tone color
that make it wonderfully responsive to artistic demands."
"Combines with great volume of tone rare" sympathetic
and noble tone color and perfect action.
"My expectations as to the Knabe Pianos were
even surpassed by the reality."
"A pianist having such a wonderful instrument undet his
fingers is able to express his innermost thoughts."
"Their sound and. touch are more sympathetic to my ears
and hands than all others of the country."
"From fullest conviction, I declare them to be the best
instruments in America."
Beyond question they are
The World's Best Piano today.
MUSIC HOUSE, :
1726-28 Second Avenue,
Rock Island, 111.
inn il.inf nmnin m rnthmim tnllv
from Arkansas again, holding up ho,t(? cozaetoltor
rd manuscript, "I ask unanimous ThIa nhrnH ,n vrnnnh B
Twice during the present session the
speaker of the house has caused to be
read aloud rule 13, which forbids
smoking on the floor, says the New
York World's Washington representa
tive. A few days ago," while the house
was in committee of the whole on the
bill for a new immigration station
at Philadelphia, Uncle Joe walked
down the .center .aisle with a lighted
ADDRESSED TO "THE
We court the business of the
so-called "crank" and we want
the trade of the most partic
ular as well.
WE CLAIM MUCH
For the garments we make for
our friends and customers. We
are not satisfied, until they are.
THE FIRST TEST
Of a tailor's ability is found in
his "come again" trade.
Our last season's customers
are already leaving orders for
Can we expect you?
Pay Us $25.
Pay Others $35.
lllliois Theater Building.
haut comme toit.
The late Dr. Brewer, in his "Dic
tionary of Phrase and Fable." says:
'The most probable derivation 1
know is this: What we call 'seesaw'
useel to be called 'hoity toity, hoity
being connected with hoit (to leap np).
our 'high.' 'height,' and toity being
't'other holt' 1. e., first one fide holts,
then the other side." London Notes,
Shopping For Summer.
There? are stro-n- hats In the window!,
thore nre lnees In the store.
There is lingerie like cobwebs and thin
There are snow banks on the sidewalks,
there are ice cakes In the river.
So let's ro shopping, you and I, and shiv
er, shiver, shiver!
There's the dainty silken stocking with
the open latticed side
And the pnnama and sailor, each the
cominpr season's pride.
Boreas is speeding usward, all the arrows
In his quiver.
So let's ro shopping, you and I, and shlV'
er, shiver, shiver!
The low necks are alluring as they poi
behind tlr? pane.
And the filmy summer fabric charms our
vision once a Rain.
So while the north wind sticks us like a
million pointed silver -
Let's go shopping, you and I, and shiver.
L. S. Waterhouse In New York Sun.
Rheumatism Cured in Three Days.
N. B. Iangley, Madison, Wis., says
her, and she sprang to her feet to face "l was almost, helpless with rheuma
Value of Iron In Old Horseshoes.
Old horseshoes have found a market
in China. One Hamburg steamer re
cently took to Tslngtan 300 tons of this
scrap iron. The Chinese claim that
there is no iron quite as good as old
horseshoes for making cutlery and
Sixteen monster battleships In conscious
Down from Rio to the south and north
to Frisco bay
A sight to stir the patriot, to set the
Of Porter in the Essex when he sailed
the selfsame way.
Porter had a frigate to sweep the broad
Half the seas were hostile, foes In every
Porter and his men didn't think the task
Didn't think the job was work, just a
bit of sailors' sport.
So Porter and the Essex did a Job as
I r thorough
j As any ocean rover from Magellan to the
Df all the fleets of whalers, not a keel
dare plow a furrow;
Of privateers and cruisers they didn't
leave a sign.
Porter and the Essex ruled the broad
With his crew of Yankee sailors and his J ments even while she
Mrs. Thompson-Terhune. ,
"You must help me out. Miss Shel
don," she said abruptly.' "I nm in a
most terrible plight. That horrid Mar
tha Homer and her crowd are not com
ing over. That leaves just thirteen at
table, and Major Kirkwood is so hor
ribly superstitious. You simply must
pretend to be one of the guests. No
one around here knows you, and It
will be all right."
"But I have nothing to wear except
the most simple frocks," said Audrey.
"I sold my evening gowns, you know,
to get money for the purchase of things
I really needed."
"I have some things that may fit.
We are almost of a size. Maria shall
help you. Come with me." The hostess
turned abruptly and led the way to her
own apartments. She was accustomed
to Implicit obedience from her em
ployees, and Audrey knew better than
She smiled to herself as the deft
French maid helped her into a quiet
gown of gray. Audrey was a favorite
with the servants, and with loving care
Marie pinned and draped until she was
satisfied with the result.
Audrey was just In time to descend
the stairs and receive with Mrs.
Thompson-Terhune the first of the
guests. With the strange feeling that
it was all a part of the enchantment,
she moved through the rooms, chatting
with the guests until dinuer was announced.
Mrs. Thorn pson-Terhu ne counted m uch
upon her prospects from the mc,'or.
He was still hale and hearty. In she
lived in pleasurable anticipation o u3
unexpected taking off, and s. sao.
neeaea tne money that wra.u . c
her at his death.
His word was law with Bnd
when he insisted that Audrey be placed
next to him at table tae bos'ess
(promptly changed the seaf 'g nrrsuge-
flag of "sailors' rights.
Xrom Magellan to the line, Valparaiso to
Till he lost the storm smashed Essex in
the bloodiest of fights.
To the same serene Pacific the battleships
Into friendly waters, peaceful In their
But ready, quick and ready, should any
foe be showing. u
Uke Porter In the Essex, to clean ev
erything In sight.
Wex Jones In New York American.
Audrey should be disini
day with salary in lieu
Audrey, vj1' neonseiou
ties of her
the little -i
tism for about five months. Had it in
my neck so I could not turn my head,
and all through my body. I tried
three doctors and many remedies
without any relief whatever until
procured Dr. Detchon's Relief for
Rheumatism. In a few hours the pain
was relieved, and in three days the
rheumatism was completely cured, and
I was at work. Sold bv otto Grotjan,
1501 Second aven" , Lock Island;
Gust. Schlegel & A r . Second
A little love, a lilt, wealth.
A little hom for you and me;
It's all I ask. except good health,
Which comes with Hollister's Rocky
Harper House pharmacy.
Rodine, Oa.. September 19, 1906.
MESSRS. E. C. DB WITT A CO..
Chicaso, 111. v
Gentlemen: Yours of the 6th to hand.
In reply will say, most assuredly use my
letter in any way you see fit for the benefit of
the suffering. I will answer all correspond
ence as to my own case. I recommend
KODOL to all I heargrumbling about their
stomachs, and have bought many their first
bottle. All that is required is a trial of
KODOL. It talks for itself.
Yours ery truly,
C. N. CORNELL.
' t mxle-
ss, enjoyed i:e .elf to
mt had i.-ecotcw o wan
and sombei ' the last . nths.
Knowing how anxious Mrs. Thomp
son-Terhune Was that her gnest of hon
or might enjoy bimself, Audrey exert
ed herself to be entertaining with such v
good success that the major insisted
that Audrey should be brought over to
the castle for luncheon some day be
fore her return to town.
Miss Sheldon unfortunately is re-.
Cosmetics injure the complexion.
The highest types of complexion beau
ty comes through the blood. Hollis
ter's Rocky Mountain Tea makes rich, turning to town tomorrow." said Mrs.
rea oiooa, gives you mat clear, neaitny i
complexion, which will wash but not
rub off. 35 cents, tea or tablets.
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It Is nothing like an enamel, but Is very thin
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Ginger Snaps, per lb..'.'... J5
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C cans evaporated milk.. 25
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