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,THE ARGUS. MOXD AY. MARCH 9, 1908.
Publlshed Dally and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue, Rock Island, IlL En
tered at the postofllce as eecona-ciass
BY THE J
W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dnily, 10 cents per week.
Weekly, $1 per year In advance.
AU communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tion. No sucn articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures. ,
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
CTRADES fflg? COUNCILS M
Monday, March 9, 1908.
Call For Democratic Primaries uml
Notice is hereby given that primary
eli-itiuns for democratic voters in the
city or I tuck Island will be held in the
several wards of the city of Rock Is
land, between the hours of 7 and S p.
m., Saturday, March 7. l'JOS, for the fol
lowing purposes: To nominate a can
didate tor alderman for a period of
two years in each of the wards, to se
lect delegates to the democratic city
township convention, and to select
ward committeemen, two from each pre
cinct. The places of holding said primary
elections will be as follows:
First Ward Mold's barber shop,
Fourth avenue and Fifth street.
Second Ward City barn. Sixth ave
nue, between Ninth anil Tenth streets.
Third Ward Sheriff's otlice. Third
avenue and Fourteenth street.
Fourth Ward Frlck's livery stable.
Third avenue, between Nineteenth anil
Fifth Ward Old hose house. Twenty
second street, between Sixth and Sev
Sixtli Ward Old hose house. Twenty
sixth street, between Sixtli and Seventh
Seventh Ward Allars' restaurant.
The ratio of representation will be
one delegate for every 15 votes or frac
tion thereof east for Alton B. Parker
for president in 1!M4. which entitles
the different wards to delegates as
First Ward 5 delegates
Second Ward 11 delegates
Third Ward 1"' delegates
Fourth Ward ! delegates
Fifth Ward 10 delegates
Sixtli Ward 10 delegates
Seventli Ward delegates
The delegates elected will meet at
Turner hall in the city of Rock Island,
at S p. m., Tuesday. March 10, 190S. for
the purpose of nominating candidates
for township offices, as Ifollows:
One assessor one year
tine collector one year
One supervisor two years
Three assistant supervisors ... two years
One constable (to till vacancy) two years
Also to elect a chairman of the city
township committee, nnd to transact
such other business as may properly
come before said convention.
Ralph W. I.amont, Secretary.
Why is (be county "broke?"
Why is the county bankrupt? Think
Did you hear the spring birds this
How do you like the democratic ald
ermanic nominations? Scan the list
and see. ,
With the advent of spring, the ap
plication once more of Rock Island's
boom motto Is propitious. If you
can't boost, don't knock. Boost, and
the world boosts with you; knock, and
you knock alone.
The Ogle County Reporter does not
like the "favorite son" idea that Joe
Cannon is striving to buckle on to
himself. Perhaps none of Uncle
Joe's cigars have come this far north
up to date.
Within a week side by side in nu
merous papers appeared photographs
of the richest member and the poor
est member of the United States
senate. Even since then the richest
man has died and the poorest still
The democrats of Rock Island have
made a splendid start in the spring
campaign in the aldennanic ticket
named Saturday night. It is strong
throughout the city. Back it by
township nominations that will appeal
with equal force to the people.
It is said that 12,000,000 acres of
land in the United States can be con
veniently irrigated, and that 80,000,
000 acres can be redeemed by drain
cge. The government is making a
move in the former, but in the latter
the country has as yet to make a be
ginning. The Pullman Buffet.
It is stated that the Pullman com
pany will gradually dispose of its pres
ent stock of Intoxicating beverages
and eventually none will be served in
the company's cars throughout the
United States. It is expected that this
can be made effective March 10 in
s'ew England and the middle states.
.. This is the result of local option and
state prohibition, and to escape an
noying perplexities caused by these
laws. Officials of the company say
hIfo that for several years there has
been a tendency upon their part to
ward a discontinuance of the sale of
liquor, as the result has been at times
for passengers to become unruly and
obnoxious owing to - free indulgence.
There has been a growing opinion
that It has been unprofitable to serve
liquor owing to many passengers re
fusing to patronize" buffet cars on this
account At tho eamo t(mo Ihora sri
. ... . . . , ... . . v. . m.v.
many habitual travelers who demand .
certain beverages when they dine andl
who will carry with them their drinks
if " the company declines . to furnish
them on their cars. Thhr is realized
by the Pullman company, who cannot
make up its mind to decide definitely
upon a puuuy.
The solution Is to make part of the
dinner for prohibitionists and the
mainder for those who desire the same
as they would get at their own homes.
Rryaii'H Answer to Korgai.
James B. Forgan, president of the
First National bank of Chicago, in a
statement published in the Chicago
papers in opposition to Mr. Bryan's
plan of guaranteeing depositors in
banks against losses by requiring the
banks to create an insurance-deposit
fund, under government supervision,
was quoted as saying that this plan
"would make all banks safe," and that
this would be unfair and unjust to
banks that by careful and conservative
management had established a solid
reputation. Mr. Bryan criticised Mr.
Forgan's statement, and in doing so
used the words as coming from Mr.
Forgan, "make all banks equally safe."
This quotation Mr. Forgan denied hav
ing made, and in an open letter to Mr.
Bryan which was published in full in
the Chicago papers, stated that he did
not say government guarantee of de
posits would "make all banks equally
safe," but that it would make all banks
equally good. In the issue of the Com
moner dated Feb. 28, Mr. Bryan re
plied to this open letter of Mr. For
gan, and ells him that banks are for
the people, not the people for the
banks. Mr. Bryan says in this letter
that, as he understands it, Mr. Forgan
objects to a government guarantee be
cause it puts all banks on an equality.
This he declares is selfish and unfair.
Among other things Mr. Bryan says
in his letter to Mr. Forgan:
"Let me make the charge so directly
that there can be no question about
what I mean. I charge that you put
the interests of your stockholders
above the interests of your depositors
and that you put the interests of tli-j
big bank above the interests of the
various communities and of the public
at large. You admit this when you
insist that the guarantee of all bank3
vould deprive your stockholders of
a value which has come from wise
"The people who deposit money in
your bank do not, as a rule, know any
thing about the management of the
bank. They do not know anything
a-bout your methods of doing business.
"They do not know whether the di
rectors are using the deposits for their
own interests or carefully guarding
them. They do not know any more
about the interior workings of your
bank than they did about Mr. Walsh's
bank or than they knew about other
banks that have failed. They take it
for granted that your bank is safe be
cause they trust the government and
have confidence in the regulation, re
striction and inspection of banks. If
you had rented a room and announced
that James B. Forgan would accent
money on deposit and carrv on busi-
ness as a private banker without any
rrP"M ITT 1 f ill X rnct f t inn n e n V.
manner of conducting the business you
might have claimed credit for such
reputation and standing as you might
1 1 lit nrT li-fc V O. T VMl r L'nnn ntn.l miM
n,yl Ies.usu ""a
.cpmuuou utpenu more upon ine law
and on the presumption given by the
peopie io uie law man on your su-
perior care or management. !
"When the laws were made the law-
makers thought they had provided for
the security of the depositors, and it is
not only unfair to you to count as en-
tircly personal to yourself or your di
rectors the confidence shown by the
public in your Dank, but is is selfish
to insist that the people have no right
to obtain further security, even if, as
a result of that, your bank loses some
of the advantages which itnow has
over smaller banks. The bank exists
for the benefit of the people. It is a
mistake to 'assume that the people
exist for the benefit of the bank. The
iaws regulating banking are made for
THE LOCAL PROHIBITION
A Plea for Rock Island.
BY TUK PRESS COMMITTEE OF TIIE
Rock Island for Rock Island. Not
Rock Island for some other city. Rock
Island business for Rock Island busi
ness men. Rock Island employment
for our own people.
Yet there is a movement to cripple
the city and to drive some of its busi
ness houses away and throw hundreds
out of employment, and perhaps cause
them. to leave the city where they
have lived so long.
Whatever local option may be else
where, it would be a misfit in Rock
Island. By all means, let there be bet
ter regulation of the business, but do
not stop the progress of this city in I
making toward being the business cen
ter of the tri-city community . It is sit
uated geographically in such a manner
that with a continuance of the spirit
of progress now displayed here, it can '
be only a qifestion of a few years when !
this city will ne preeminent in this
locality, the metropolitan district for a I
community of already over 100,000 peo
ple. Do you want to throw 489 men out
j of employment, now directly employed
In tn 1 ;..i, r I
it, uic 1 1 14 1 1 vi l uuaiiit.a2 utric, IliUilUiac
turing, wholesale and retail?
Do vou want to mntoriniiv. rmipn
the employment of1 a thousand others'
! the depositors rather than ; for the J
stockholder 3; because the stockholders
are able to protect themselves, while
ithe depositors are helpless. , I
"What security do you give your cie-
positors mat otner Danns ao noi give
re-their depositors? Is it that the officers!
of your' bank are better men? They
may die, and inferior men take their
places. Is it because your directors
are better than, other directors? The ,
board of directors may change. Is it
because your stockholders are better 1
man omers; iour siuc. is sum
the market and a change may take ,
place any day in the ownership of the
stock that will entirely change the
character of the bank; and if such
change takes place, who will know it?
"The fact is that the country is suf
fering today from lack of confidence
in banks more than from any other
cause. The money cannot be drawn
from hiding and hoarding unless the
depositors are assured of the safety
of the banks. The amount of the tax
on each bank would be little com
pared with the benefit which it would
receive from its share of the increased
deposits, and as for making banks un
safe, the guarantee system will in
sure safer banking.
"I thank you for yourjetter. Your
position in the banking world is so
prominent that I can assume that you
have said all that can be said in op
IKisition to the guaranteed bank, and
when you fail so completely to make
out a case and show so conclusively
that you take a one-sided view of the
subject and ignore the welfare of de
positors and of the country at large, I
need not expect that any stronger ar
guments will be produced by any one
else. I think your letter will make an
excellent campaign document because
I it shows that the depositors must look
out for their own interests and secure
legislation for their own protection."
Her Exalted Petition.
"Ye needn't think because ye see mo
goin' n:i' comiu' be t!i" back door iv
Mr. Malcolm uoldUorough s mansion
that Oi'm wan iv th' common servants
lv lb' house," said' 1 lie haughty cus
tomer to tlu. uncivil butcher.
"Oh," ejaculate;! the fat little man.
abruptly turning obsequious, "are air
you a family connection of the great
Goklborough's, ma'am V"
"Oi'm more than a mere connection,
'Tardon ne," added the butcher, gaz
lug patronizingly at this personage,
"you're or.e of the family that's been
abroad and whom I haven't had the
pleasure of meeting Itefore perhaps V"
"Ye'll have t' go higher than thot."
"Not Mr. Malcolm's new wife?"
gasped the fat little man. -"I didu't
have a suspicion that he"
"Higher, mon. Oi'm higher."
"Higher?" uttered the perfectly "be
"Yis. Oi'm th' cook:" Bohemian.
Drua Store For Hcrses,
I came across a queer little drug
store the other day," said the city sales
man. "It makes a specialty of vet-
erinarian prescriptions. According to
tbe Proprietor's own account, they don't
in that store except
ret li - i
1 horse medicine.
"' "'ore or
at than any other drug store in town.
. , . , , . -
uwiihiu iii luiii Mure, vri course me
place s fiMe;1 up with the usua, drug
store rar,herimlla. There la a soda
watpr fountain, a cigar stand, postage
stamps can be purchased there and
drafts and doses for human beincs will
be compounded upon request, but those
familiar and supposedly primary func
tions of a drug store are in this case a
superfluity, because about all that drug-
gist doos Is to put up cures for equine
ailments." New York Press.
Best Healer in the World.
Rev. F. Starbird of East Richmond
Maine, says; "I have used Bucklen's
'Arnica Salve for several years, on my
old army wound, and other obstinate
sores, and find it the best healer In
the world. I use it too with great sue
cess in my veterinary business." Trice
25 cents at all druggists
indirectly interested in the same line
Use common sense in arriving at
Stick for Rock Island now and in th
PRESS COMMITTEE ANTI-PROIIIBI
Stokers Way Down!
in the boiler-room of the steam
ship shovel in the coal night
and day that gives her power
to make a record. The best
coal jives the best power.
That is why
produces flesh when other things
fail. It contains more power.
It is truly a body fuel. Many
a man. woman and child have
broken their records for weight
by the pounds of flesh gained
from SCOTTS EMULSION. x
It is a powerful flesh-producer.
AnDniKcUtel 50c. an4 $1.00. .
SljeTIrgus Daily Slort Story
"Find me," Orville commanded, "the
, most isolated farmhouse in your dls
whepe x comfortable ac.
commodation8 for tm? summer and In
no Wfly nampeml jn the creation ol
tne book that at nrcsent exists In em-
bryo within my brain.'
ltVf within hfnin
After much skirmishing and scouring
of the country Murray found what be
thought be wanted and wrote his
friend to come on.
Orville came by next train. Murray
met him at tiie station in bis big red
car, and they sped down a broad, dust
"Looks thickly settled," objected Or-
"We have only started on our road to
nowhere," laughed Murray. "I'll cure
you of your desire for solitude, I
Six miles farther he turned Into a
rossroad with farmhouses few and
This is better," declared Orville.
It will keep getting better from your
standpoint," retorted' Murray.
On they sped until the car swerved
and turned iuto what looked to Crville
like an overgrown copse.
You don't mean this is a road?" he
aid as the car bumped nnd jtrotested
gainst the ruts and underbrush.
'No; just a lane, the only house on
which is the one where I have engaged
HE PAUSED BEFORE IT FOR SOME TIMJL
quarters for you. The Gliddeas live
there, but rent out their ground, so
there will be no help' even just Glld-
den and his wife; not a rural route de
livery to break the monotony. I be
lieve a peddler passes once a year.
Yon can be lost to the world and, like
the little girl In thrf song, have 'nobody
nigh to hinder.' "
"Murray, this place was made for
me: ejaculated trie young autnor as
the car swooped down upon a white
house nestled among the trees.
Murray helped him carry his belong
ings Into the big airy liedroom nnd
then returned to town, with a curious
smile lighting his face.
The place proved ideal for Orville's
purpose. ine farmer ana ins wire
were quiet people, little given to
speech. They never disturbed him
when he was at work even to the ex
tent of summoning him to a meal.
When hunger drove him from his work.
no matter whtit the hour might be.
food was prepared without an objec
tion. A beautiful winding river with
Incurving Siirc3 swept through the
farm, aud here at eve Dick Orville was
wont to repair for inspiration. Un
der these blissful conditions his ideas
developed aud unfolded charmingly.
Then there came the inevitable ending.
"I am sorry," faltered his landlady
one morning, "but Hiram went to the
postofiice today, aud he found a letter
from a youug lady in the city. She 13
an artist and wants to come here to
paint and to be alone."
"Well, write to her that she can't
come," replied Orville quickly. "I'll
pay you double"
"It's too late," said Mrs. Glidden.
"You see, the letter was written a week
ago. We don't get our mall only once
In awhile. She said if she didn't hear
to the contrary she'd come today. But
I'll try and find her another place near
here. The Aliens take loarder3. I may
have to keep her overnight if she
comes. Would you like to hear her let
ter?" Before he could politely decline this
proffer Mrs. Glidden Iregan to read the
letter, which was girlishly written. She
said that she longed for a place where
she could be quiet, some place that was
remote from neighbors, where she
could paint and dream at wi!!; that a
friend In passing the Glidden term had
thought it would be just the kind of
place she craved and had written her
Some of Orville's Irritation vanished
upon hearing the letter. There was a
bote of appeal in It, a reflection of his
own mood, that touched him
"She evidently craves solitude as
much as I do and so she will avoid
me," he thought
"We might try It Mrs. Glidden," he
proposed, "and if I find her presence
Interrupts my work in any way we can
ask Mrs. Allen to take her in. They
have other boarders, and I Imagine she
wouldn't get the quiet there that she
so evidently wants. ITL tell you what
Til do. I'll move" my writing table and
books and things down to the little;
cabln on the .river bank and do iuitaininS the delegates to the large con-
I work there." -
He proceeded to carry out this plan
By Belle Maniates.
by Homer Sprague.)
and regained in his new" quarters the
rest of the day. It was dusk when he
came to the farmhouse for something'
to eat. j
"She's upstairs,' volunteered Mrs.
Gliddeu. "She's awfully young and ,
pretty. I told her I had a gentleman :
boarder who came here to le alone,
and she said she wouldn't disturb you
In the least."
But Orville wasn't Interested In hear
ing of the newcomer. His mind was!
intent on n complicated situation in his:
book, and he paid no heed to wJiat hif
landlady was saying.
Three days nnd nights Intervened
without nn encounter of the two would
le hermits. Once Orville came upon au
easel down in the orchard. He paused
before it for some time, lost In admi
ration of the talent displayed. Then he
walked on to the river. That night he
was unable to write. Memories he was
striving to stifle were awakened by
the bit of landscape he had viewed.
The next morning as he was seated
at his writing table in the cabin mak
ing heroic efforts to concentrate his
thoughts on his work, he heard the
sound as of some one running. He
went to the door and saw a young girl
carrying a tin pail filled with artist's
materials running toward the cabin In
"Oh," she gasped, with a half sob.
"save me. He'll follow me In here!"
In an Instant Orville's strong right
arm was about her shivering form
"Kathie! Would I let any one or
anything harm you?"
She lifted a- white face.
"Oh. Dick! You? Why-you are not
Mrs. Glidden's boarder the one I've
been hiding from
"Yes; but tell me, what frightened
"The bull! ne chased me down here
through the meadows."
Orville placed her in a chair and
stepped outside. In a moment he re
turned with the pail of paints and
"It's all right, Kathie," lie said reas
suringly; "the pail, supposed to con
tain nourishment, was the attraction.
The gentle creature I found sniffing
suspiciously and disapprovingly at
your paints was a young, hornless
thing commonly known as a mulley
Kathie's eyes were downcast. The
silence that ensued was profound and
eloquent. Then fhe looked up nnd met
his steady gai with a half smile.
"Dick," she said faintly, "did Tom
Murray by any chance know you were
"Tom Murray! Why, he found me
this place. I wrote him to look me up
a farmhouse where I could be quite
alone and write. Why?"
"I saw him the other day and told
him I wanted a farmhouse where I
could be quite alone and paint. Dick!"
"Dear, Tom was far wiser than we.
Shall we profit by his vision and let
his plan work out as he intended?
Can't we forgive and forget, Kathie V"
Later, when Mrs. Glidden saw her
two boarders coming slowly up from
the fields she sagely remarked to her
"Well, pa. that's a man and a worn
an the world over!"
WITH THE DEMOCRATS
Everybody in Denver Boosting
Make the National Convention
There a Big Success.
"It is a strange sight to see republi
can and democrats working together
in harmony, but that is what is taking
place in Denver nowadays." said a vis
itor to this city, from the west to a
newspaper reporter yesterday. "There
will be a meeting of first importance
to Colorado held in Denver, July 7
when the delegates for the national
democratic committee meet there to
nominate a ticket. Denver citizens
without regard to party are working
hard to make everybody who comes
feel at home. There was a compact
between democrats, and republicans
before the convention was secured
that makes it the duty of every citizen
io live up to his best behavior while
the convention is here. '
"The citizens of Denver sent a com
mittee to the east to secures either the
republican or democratic convention
for this year. The residents of Den
ver guaranteed the expenses of the
convention to the extent of $100,000
and it was stipulated that if the re
publican convention, which meets first,
could be secured the committee was
to go after the democratic convention,
(o be held at a later date and an ad
ditional $100,000 would be provided to
help pay its expenses also.
"The efforts of the Denver commit
tee to secure the republican conven
tion were unsuccessful, so that meet
ing went to Chicago. The effort then
made' to secure the meeting of the
democratic convention succeeded and
the republicans x of Colorado were
bound to stand by the arrangement
and make the convention a success the
same as democrats would have been
bound had the republican convention
been secured. The Chamber of
Commerce of the city of Denver com
posed of democrats and republicans
alike, is doing everything in Us power
to insure the success of the conven
tion. It is strictly non-partisan,
the object -being the good that will ae
Icrue to the city of Denver by enter-
vention royally and having them go
'home and say tfiat they never had'
A CARLOAD OF
"Woodmen's Choice" Flour
We have just received a carload of No. 1 spring wheat
flour put up under our private brand "The Woodmen's
Choice," by one of the largest mills in Minneapolis and
by buying direct from the mill in car lots, we are saving
the jobbers' profit.
To introduce the "Woodmen's Choice" in every home
in the city, we will cell, it at $1.45 per sack and guaran
tee every sack to give perfect satisfaction in every way
or we will cheerfully refund your money.
Price per sack, 49 pounds
Seventeenth Street Cash Store
Corner Fourth Avenue and Seventeenth Street
Old Phone West 304. New Phone 5489.
such a good time in their lives as they
had in Denver.
"The impression prevails in some
quarters that the hotels of Denver put
up the money and paid the expenses
of the democratic convention. This
y a mistake. Only a very small part
of the money was advanced by the ho
tels and consequently any statements
made to the effect that the hoteis are
'lying to get their money back and
are raising prices are without founda
tion. The prices will not be raised be
cause the hotel men regard the con
vention merely as their regular sum
mer business and there is no occasion
to charge more than at ordinary times,
the hotel capacity of the city of Den
ver being ample for all purposes."
Notice is hereby given that on Tues
day, the seventh day of April, A. D.
190S, in the city of Rock Island Illi
nois, an election will be held for the
following officers to-wit:
One alderman in the First ward for
One alderman in the Second ward
for two years.
for two years.
in the .Third ward
in the Fourth ward
for two years.
One aldernwn in the Fifth ward for
two years. j
One alderman in the Sixth ward
for two years. '
One alderman in the Seventh ward '
tor two years.
One assessor for one year.
One collector for one year.
One supervisor for two years.
Three assistant supervisors for two
One contable to fill vacancy.
luextlon uf Public 1'ollcy.
Shall this city become anti-saloon
Proposition as to the annexation to
the city of Rock Island, 111., of a por
tion of South Rock Island.
Which election will be open at 7
o'clock in the morning and continue
open until 5 o'clock in the afternoon
of that day.
Places of registration and voting
will be as follows:
First ward, first precinct No. 413
First ward, second precinct No. COO
Second ward, first precinct No. 1011
Second ward, second precinct
Barn, No. 919 Sixth avenue.
Third ward, first precinct County
jail. Third avenue and Fourteenth
Third ward, second precinct Sei-
del's store. Seventh avenue and Four
Third ward, third precinct No. 1115
Fourth ward, first precinct Frlck's
livery, No. 1914 Third avenue.
Fourth waTd, second precinct M.
Levy's carriage house. Nineteenth
street, between Sixth and Seventh av
enues. Fifth ward, first precinct Hose
house on Twenty-second street.
Fifth ward, second precinct
Schmidt's grocery, No. S23 Twentieth
Sixth ward, first precinct Hose
house on Twenty-sixth street.
Sixth ward, second precinct A. J.
Reiss' barn, No. 709 Twenty-seventB
'Seventh ward, first precinct No.
2110 Fifth avenue.
Seventh ward, second precinct Pe
terson's carpenter shop, No. 510 Forty-fifth
Seventh ward, .third precinct Al
bert Olson's barn, Fotfyourth street
between Seventh and Eighth avenues
M. T. RUDGREN.
City and Town Clerk.
Rock Island, 111., March 1, 1908.
Sickening headaches, indigestion,
constipation, indicate unhealthy condi
tion of the bowels. Hollister's Rocky
Mountain Tea makes the bowels work
naturally and restores your system to
perfect health and happiness. 35c,
tea or tablets. Harper House phar
macy. For Coughs
'Nearly all other Cough Cures are
constipating, especially those con
taining opiate. Kennedy's Laxative
Ccugh Syrup moves th bowels.
Contains no opiate.
"A Cold or a Cough nearly always
produces constipation tha water all
runs to the eyes, nose and throat in
stead of passing out of the system
through the liver and kidneys. For
want of moisture the bowels become
dry and hard."
Kennedy's Laxative Cough Syrup
relieves Colds by working them out
of the system through a copious
action of the bowels.
Conforms to National
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grade goods we handle
and the really saving
prices at which we sell.
Let us supply you for one
month, strictly "on trial"
we're willing that you
put us to the test.
GOODS DELIVERED TO ALL
PARTS OF THE CITY.
LARSON & LARSON
CASH GROCERS. y
Old Phono west 983, New 5535.
Cor.' 7th, Ave. and ' 15th . St.