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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY. MARCH 14, 1908.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue, Rock Island, 111. En
tered at the postofflce as second-class
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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.Weekly, Jl peyear In advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
bave real name attached for publlca-
tlon. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
Saturday, March 14, 1908.
Having been 'nominated as candidate
for alderman of the Third ward on the
tiemoeratlc ticket, 1 ask the support of
the voters of the ward at the approach
ing election. April 7. l!tt8.
CHARLES J. SMITH.
Why is the county "broke?"
No cause, however virtuous, its mo
tives, can afford to countenance, much
less recognize, hypocrisy as an ele
ment worthy of consideration.
There is a reported deficiency of
$29.0iO.(KK) in the United States treas
ury. This can be made up at once by
collecting the $29,0(o,OtK Standard Oi
Mr. Jerome will be well defended on
the charge of being too lenient with
ctn poratiops. Joseph II. Choate, John
L. Cadwalader and B. F. Tracy have
offered to defend him free of charge
A Coney Island railroad employe
suing for damagos declares he ha
been deprived of S.UO'I hours that
should have been devote 1 to mpstica
ing his food. Profi good meal to re
quire that long to chew.
The man who picks up a dying rat
tlesnake and attempts to restore it to
life merely . because its rattle and its
hiss sound pood to h'm, hardly proves
his eligibility to membership in the
humane society by reason of the act.
If Rock Island county is bankrupt,
and is to continue so, would not busi
ness policy dictate than an expurt go
over the entire records from the be
ginning, put in a new system, and
then if it is found necessary levy a
1 special tax to put the county on a pay
ing basis. Tilings cannot go on as
they are at present.
Do not let slip your mind the fact
that there is one proposition on the
ballot to be submitted to the people
of Rock Island the forthcoming
election relative to waWt there is no
difference in sentiment. It "s that of
annexation of South Rock Island ter
ritory. A vote in the affirmative
means a greater cily. - .
Congressman Edwards of Georgia,
a new democratic member, says con
gress is wasting its time and - intro
duced a resolution to fix 9 a. m.-for
convening instead of 12 o'clock noon.
This unsophisticated gentlemen evi
dently does not understand that the
duty of a republican congress is to
stand pat and prevent anything valu
able from being done.
The tobacco war in Kentucky has
been complicated by the society of
equity resolving that, "the nighj rid
ers are common criminals and the
worst enemies of the association and
that the statement of Governor Will
son that the society i3 responsible
for recent raids on tobacco growers
ft utterly without foundation." The
"night riders" are said to have .very
generally supported the republican
ticket at the last election and it will
be an uncomfortable political job
for the new republican governor to
preserve order and enforce the law.
A I'oint for Mr. r.ryan.
The Baltimore Nevs, which i3 not
friendly to Mr. Bryan, is candid
enough to acknowledge his wisdom,
earnestness and fearlessness in advo
cating tne passage of a law to make
compulsory the guaranteeing of bank
deposits. It says while Mr. Bryan has
mTcopyright on the idea of a general
guarantee of bank deposits, he has
been an aggressive champion of that
Idea, and has recently made it a lead
ing feature of his program. His ad
vocacy of it in the Commoner, in hi3
speech before the Economic club of
New York, and elsewhere, has been
vigorous and telling, and he is the one
conspicuous public man with whose
name the project is identified The'
adoption of the idea in the Fowler bill
was a great victory for it, and now
C TRADES h COUNCIL 9
colnZe ofmerTe 'th3t UCeS wH1 cease, and the deficit
Z n v vf, asSoc a- between the income from this source
aZttZrlnlTS 7 thed.the expenditures', must 'be met
?enL Im 1 , W T Cur-iS-n,ess othe- of income are im-
rency bills under consideration. In con.-lhediately forthcoming a vast curtail-
M iuura in
favor of the Fowler, bill, specifically
" f ;"'': l1"- eiiipiiauci
approval of the feature which provides
for "coinsurance of deposits." The re-
port has been approved by the board
of directors of the association, . and
mat important commercial body is
. now pledged to an active campaign In
favor of the Fowler bill, including the
deposit guarantee feature.
The progress thus shown to have
been made by the idea of compulsory
guarantee of bank deposits in the
course of the past three months is
nothing less than startling, and Mr.
Bryan, observes the News, is fully en
titled to feel that, whether he had'
much or little to do with bringing it
about, the result is a signal triumph
for him as a leader.
The Prohibition Proposition and Its
Far Sweeping Kffect.
Never was there a question of pub
lic policy before the people of Rock
Island demanding more sober and con
servative consideration than that in
volved in local option now pending.
The matter is not one for hasty action
either way. It is the old urob-
lem of accomplishing the greatest
good for the greatest number, but the
basin principles at stake reach into
the very depths of social life on the
one hand and touch the foundation of
business prosperity on the other. The
tendency of public discussion now is
to bring the theoretical and moral as
pect to the front. If this attitude is
persisted in, we may be certain that
the other phase wi;i assert itself later.
The happy medium would seem a pub
lic policy giving equal consideration to
all sides of the question at the same
time so that whatever solution Is final
ly reached, there may be a stable ad
There is grave danger that in a long
continued controversy involving appar
ently conflicting and contradictory
facts and statistics, the average voter
will become confused and permit some
thing irrelevant or foreign to the tub
ject to determine his position. This
is all too often the case when a ques
tion of importance vitally affecting the
people is submitted to them for their
As an abstract proposition, the liquor
traffic, as it has beenr conducted In re
cent years, is indefensible. The un
regulated saloon isi one of the gravest
menaces to decent citizenship, and it
is strict adherence to truth to say that
the power back of the saloon,
the brewery control, has brought
about existing evils. If the practice
had been to govern the saloon,, to re
strict it and to compel respect for law,
and at the same time to prohibit the
diabolical auxiliaries. that too often ct
tach to it, the enemies of the saloon,
as a saloon, would be much less num
erous than they are. It is a deplorable
condition for which the manufacturers,
as a class, are to blame, that has
brought about a state of war on the
saloon as an institution. It is by ap
pealing to bitterness toward the sa
loon as run, rather than in standing
on purely mo-al grounds that
the advocates of prohibition can
alone hope to win. For pro
hibition as a remedy Is unpopular
Loth in principle and in practice,
and herein conies the misnomer
that reposes in "the suggestion of local
option, and likewise the phrase, "anti
saloon territory." Local option availed
of in this- specific instance, means pro
hibition, and (he form of prohibition
presented does not simply contemplate
the anti-saloon spirit. In effect the
law, under which opponents of the
liquor traffic are aiding. Is far more
sweeping. It does not stop with put
ting the saloon out of business. It
seeks to prohibit, not only the sale,
but the delivery of alcoholic spirits
within the township of Rock Island.
It goes further than that. It puts the
man who indulges in purchased liquor
beneath his own vine and fisr tree, in
the postion ofv countenancing a mis
demeanor. Its scope and its spirit are
therefore not solely anti saloon, but
It is conceded that the advocates of
local option, in theory and in applica
tion, seek the betterment of the hu
man being, and to surround h'.m with
safeguards to good living. Hence it is.
that only when- the weaknesses and
inconsistencies or human nature are
taken into account can a safe, sane
and reasonable course of action be de
termined upon. And this conception of
the situation deals with the ideal solu-
tion at the liquor problem without go
ing Info all that there Is In the prac
The advocates ot local' option to a
large extent base their reasoning upon
ideal conditions, which, if they existed,
would absolutely sustain them, but
which do not in fact prevail, and can
not prevail until man reaches the per
In considering local option as ap
plied to Rock island, these facts should
be borne in mind: ,
Local option is prohibition under an
other name and restricted to the area
thpt votes in favor of It.
Prohibition involves radically differ
ent conditions from any that have ever
prevailed in theclty.
Whether strict prohibition can be en
forced here is more -than an open ques
tion. Local option affirmed, will call for
an abrtlnt reorganization nf Ihn ltr'a
portion of the burden of taxation to'
llUlilll.r.S HUM Will MINI y I'llIIVIM iirQ n o
'new shonl,W Tho rOVOnOD v
meui 01 expenuiiure win ue unavoida-
kock isiana is one of three contig-
uous cities constituting-. In a sense,
one community, but competing each
'wifn the others fnr fmrto nnd mmm
cial advantage. The complete closing of
the town here without similar action in
' Moline and Davenpprt will undoubt-
edly place this city under certain tan- j
dicaps at a critical stage in its de
Local option involves doing away
with the "poor man's club," or at least
a. frequented social meeting place of
a portion of the population without
any provision for a substitute therefor.
There are arguments on either side of
this-phase of the question to be de
veloped. Local option will not prevent the
sale and consumption of liquor within
the city, although seeking to attalu
that-Very cud. It will cause thou
sands of dollars to be spent annually
in the saloons of neighboring, cities,
and there will be extensive bootleg
ging and home bar rooms. The evil
will largely remain and there will be
no revenue.' The saloon will be wiped
out. so will the license, but those who
want it will get their liquor.
If local option carries here it will
be through the support of those who
merely wTsh to teach the Uquor inter
ests a lesson or who wish to see an
experiment .tried. Uiok of fixed con
vlction, should it carry now, 'will be apt
to reverse the popular verdict at the
end of two years, when the question
may be voted upon again, and bring
about a disastrous reaction.
it cannot begainiid that the saloon has
grievously offended. It has tiof only
been an agent in the corruption of
morals, but it has intruded itself into
pontics, more or less opeuiy ueueu
just and reasonable laws and
through Its ally. the go-be-
.... 1 J .1
tween. otherwise the grafter,
has encouraged crime by shielding its I
perpetrators. - When conceded a legiti
mate standing it has taken advantage
of public indulgence, and when justly
criticised has made itself the more
objectionable by tho excuses it has
offered. The American people have
ample reason to yearn for a vantage
ground from which to teach the saloon
its place, and to keep it there. But
the question for calm deliberation is
whether annihilation will not remove
one evil by leaving a worse substitute.
It should be borne in mind that
prohibition does not deal with the
saloon alone. It aims to remove at
one stroke, the! means of satisfying
an appetite that has been cultivated
for thousands of years. It makes no
allowances for human weaknesses
that stand as a barrier to the accom
plishment of the end sought. It must
be remembered that there was intoxi
cation, debauchery, crime, corruption
and defiance of law before the modern
institution known as the saloon ex
isted, and there will be all these things'
even if the saloon should be wiped off
the earth. The saloon In undisputed
sway, indulging in secretive devices
that afford the opportunity for Hie
grafter and the blackmailer to ply
his art and exact tribute, is perhaps
the greatest curse of the age. There
have been such iniquitous places in
Rock Island, the outgrowth of too lax
regulation and of debauched po
lice control. Such conditions were
enough to arouse the ire and indigna
tion of all righteously inclined people.
regardless of how liberal their tern-
perament or- how tolerant their in
clinations toward the proposition of
merchandizing in alcoholic beverages.
Hut it Is the saloon as a whole, and
the purpose, not only to eradicate it,
but to prohibit, or at least curb, the
sale of liquor to the individual within
the city that is at issue. It is the
. . . ..
nip.nns In nn eml thnr is in ueuate.
The Ideal remedy itj the discussion of
the liquor subjectVposesin the purilica-
v,,or, 5,Wo Tho irnvif ion
mar u is a.meu w.app.y . -
$le Ygu$ Daily Short Story
When Beu i'addock shipped with me
for an able seaman he was absolutely
dibkd and Bailed Bim to l,e suved
from himself. Ben had been a decent
fellow and had a wife and two little
children, but drink captured him, ren
dering him of no use to them nnd only
a burden to himself. Indeed, he was -a
burden to them also till he left them.
Once aboard and subject to discipline
he slowly righted, like a ship after a
aqualL and his own real identity reas
serted Itself. Fortunately for him, we
were off for a long voyage, and there
was not a drop of liquor aboard ship
except under my charge, ami I never
gave Ben' a drop, from the time we
sailed till we got back to the port we
had left three years . bef6re. I liked
Ben raddock and did everything I
could" to help him get rid of the habit
that had ruined him. I persuaded him
not to take shore leave when we made
ports, and at such times I often stayed
aboard, keeping him company, tnat he
hmil1 nnt trat rtncrnnlan on1 T-inlrl
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111 IfllllllH I Hill
When Ben got back from the voy-
ne h nromls mo ho nhrv
certain rules I laid down for him to
Prevent a return of the thirst, then,
hurried to his wife and children, whom
he jever alia left to the day of his
death- He became a pilot for the port
" uu uio entra "o
la constant demand at good wages
V , l T, .
hlm and manifested unbounded grat-
Tears passed. One December I was
retBrnmf v 'ro a Jons voyage. I had
promised my wife that if I made a
successful trip I would sell my ship
with the cargo and. spend JOJ ..old a
land seeks the end by force of a law,
whose tendency is to go as far as pos
sible in the abridgement of the human
prerogative. It makes no appeal to
It is a mandate a com-
The human equation was the same
a thousand or five thousand years ago
as it is today and will be a thousand
years hence. No sudden reform in
volving any considerable body of peo
ple was ever complete and lasting and
none ever will be while humanity re
mains unchanged. Because a man may
doubt the feasibility of prohibition, it
does not 'follow that he is out of sym
pathy with temperance, nor does it
class him as a saloon- advocate.
That . tho people of " Rock Is
land and of the county and
state and nation would be better off
with the liquor traffic as rigidly regu
lated as possible is "not an open ques
tion. It is admitted by all right think
ing persons. It is subject to no rea
sonable doubt. But destroying the
traffic" at one ' fell swoop is
an impossibility. The appe
tite of the individual will remain and
will find a way to he appeased, cven
if it is to defy or circumvent the law.
While there is every reason to be
lieve that the evils of the liquor traf
fie may by steady, united and persis
tent effort be satisfactorily dealt with,
one at a time, nothing but supreme
optimism can sustain the hope of a
successiui outcome oi an i tempi, m
exterminate the whole sorrowful train
0f them by one declaration of the
. a n i A , i- I
popular will. i
Carter Harrison s luca.
Carter H. Harrison has returned to
Chicago from California, lie win take
a lively interest in the lining up of the
Illinois democracy for Bryan. Mar-
risoh says the whole country is for
Bryan. He says further:
"Illinois must ba represented at Hen-
ver by an honest and sincere Bryan
delegation. It is my purpose to do
what I can to see that this result is
accomplished. Tho sentiment of the
country is so strongly for Bryan that
I am led to believe that Illinois should
not faikto take advantage of the op
portunity to stand in the fore of the
That's the idea exactly. Illinois is
for Bryan and Illinois should there
fore be represented at Denver and on
the. national committee by democrats
who are In all sincerity for Bryan.
Illinois democracy should see to it
that only Bryan democrats be placed
on guard to watch Bryan's interests.
The Ferr.sus Dcsiliik.
According to the ancient, writers, the
basilisk sometimes called cocka trice-
was u monster to. be greatly divn.leu.
Its breath filled the air with a deadly
poison and burned up vegetation, and
the glance of Its eye was fatal tci both
man and beast The only creature that
could face it aud jive, they said. way
the cock, aud traveler.; were advised to
take loud crowing 'coirks with them' as
a protection against the monster. So
much for sunorstition. As n mutter of
faet the oasujsk is a harmless lizard,
living a quiet life In the woods and
feeding on Insects. Its appearance,
however. Is formidable, and it is this
perhaps that gave it a bad name. It
grows to a length, of from twenty-five
j to thirty inches, including Its tall.
which Is much longer than Its body.
Rising from its head and Inclining
backward Is a broad, winglike expan
clnn whfH fflt-na If- cAirlu t-iiomnlilon.a
the flvlnS rrest of this
expansion is formed somewhat like a
-". " S-e w
wltu'her at home. But nil I possessed
was In the ship aud cargo. As I drew
near port the wind began to blow a
fierce gale from the east, and I feared
that I would not be able to mnke an
entry, ir i coulu get m between tne
two tongues of land that formed the
naroors gateway I would Ihj safe, but
to do this I must have a pilot, and,
even once entered, only a pilot could
take the ship through the tortuous
When I approached the harbor the
wind was blowing riiit nn Rlinro i
r-... " : pn0")O,a,V S?W
only one, and It was scudding under
jib and foretopsail to get In. I eon
eluded to drop anchor and wait. In
fact, it was all I could do, for I had
approached too near to the shore. I
had no confidence In being able to beat
out in the teeth , of the gale, and I
feared the anchor wouldn't hold. It
did not hold, and I soon saw that we
were drifting ashore. It was growing
dark, no snccor was at hand, and with-
ln sight of the haven of rest I had bo
long worked for I must see the fruits
.of my labor lost, perhaps our lives.
I Tho chsviui il: i I l
, vuume u.m uuumi-u
till 1 1 1 U V I ff r HhnM nKl-iAM I on T-lli-k
head of a man over the gunwale on
the norr Mo t ,.o h,a i,.ir
, Then he jumped down on to the deck.
"Ben raddock," I exclaimed, "where
did you come from?"
He cast a glance at the jib fluttering
; in the wind and at the foretop. ' I
, j i ut. oumuuu
sail for steerage headway, and when
! T i t , VJr L ,
j vheel. I ordered the anchor let go.
; and she came about head on to shore.
My fears allayed, I liegtln to wonder
how Ben had got aboard- I was sure
no pllotboat wlrs withlu miles of us
or had been before the darkness fell.
; But. granting that one nad .ueaned us
nnno'iicd; how' could she have cent
ns a pilot over a sea in which no small
boat could have lived? I was about to
ask Ben for an explanation when I
saw tuat we were about t make the
entrance between the two tongues of
land aUfL 11,1 hi9 attontIon was con-
centra ted pn his work. Mv own atten-
THERE WAS SOMETHING UNCANNY ABOUT
tion,' too,' was directed to this hazard-
mis i'ntran-n Tlun lrmio-hfr th chfri
arouiul ln ourvea WOuderful bit of
steersmanship since the vessel was
fairiy flying and just weathered the
starboard point. For more than a mile
from the points the land on both sides
was low and the channel serpentine.
There was full sweep for the wind.
an(1 the way was still dangerous. In-
jwd j WOuld not have believed that
mortal" man could keep tho ship afloat.
jn stood calmly at the wheel, intent
on his work, never uttering a sound,
now whirling the wheel to port, now
lotting it fly to starboard. I began to
stand ln awe of one who could work
such a wonder. I wanted to go and
stand beside him. but - somehow I
BOTH SIDES OF THE PROHI
Sweeping the Earth.
tr.Y 1'IIKSS COMMITTEE OF LOCAL
The liquor league press committee
on "education" seem to be sweeping
heaven and earth for stray si raws of
comfort in support, not of their busi
ness which is clearly impossible but
in favor of the use of alcoholic bev
erages. Names of public men are heralded
and their so-called utterances placard
ed and "arranged." Occasionally a
minister of some church somewhere is
quoted (?) in support tf their claims.
Recently, among others. Rev. J. T.
Maekcy of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was
quoted. There is no such " minister
resident in Council Bluffs and neevr
was. If their accuracy is as good (?)
in ether testimonials, their, careless
ness is more to be commended than
I their care. In Iheir effort to "steal tho
I livery of heaven to serve the devil in."
The good Dr. Lyman Ablott Is quot
ed (?) also. If this supposed testi
mony were Investigated it would be
found doubtless to be as valuable (?)
as the niuch-heralded mollycoddle
speech" of Dr. II. W. Wiley which
was again referred to in last night's
oiy prcss Kea(, llorewit
,.tatelnnit appearing in
h his signed
Herald of recent date:
Washington, March .". In a signed
I q n t r-niiMi t vori rmfr tm iOit T"lr I Tn r. '
I - - v ..;-,... -
vey W. Wiley, chief of the bureau -of
chemistry of the department of agri
I culture, makes a vigorous denial of
statements he is alleged to haver made
re-cently, one being to the effect that
"the man- who never takes a drink is
a 'mollycoddle.'". Here is what Dr.
Wiley stales he actually did say;
"I said I believed the general effect
of alcohol on mankind was wholly bad:
(hat it was bad even in small quantl-
tits; that if distilled beverages, such
as whisky, brandy and rum, had any
Igoud effects, they were due to the fact
I that tne aromatic ana fragrant sub-
stances therein stimulated th6 diges -
tive secretions and thus overcame?, to
a certain extent, the bad effect of the
alcohol which thev contained.
fur(her said that I was in theory
a prohibitionist, but -that there
DrcUcat difficulties in the w 7of nrl
nracucat "imcuitics in tne wa or pio-
hibition. and that te better 'plan
would be to abolish the saloons, ami
that if people wanted to drink distill
ed beverages they should do so quietly
at their homes and with their foods,
and not in saloons. I did not suggest
nor advise young men to drink liquor
of any kil,d but said V,at 51 was al -
' Verily, theribe of Ananias Is great-
U' Increasing in these latter days of
the "Anti-Prohibition Press Commit-
I Even the name of the Savior of men
is slandered In the frenzied effort for
li t. i i - t-i,i, -i .
uuaveiii.v mui-uuh io a neuisu uusi -
Perhaps our well ( ?) versed
re ( M wniilt oivft thn ciifTrrin r
educators (?) would give the suffering
L..v,.. .... ' ,....
it a mcmorial institution of his sued
blood to save manklnd from sm? We
cnallenge the proof! Perhapg tne say -
, f ,d comfortl ,he '
lleagne and its "supporters-
Whoso shall cause to "stumble one
of these little ones who believe in Me,
It were better for him that a millstone
were hanged about his neck and that
he were drowned in the depths of the
Woe unto the world because of of-
: tenses (stumblings), lor it must needs.food. Sold by all druggists.
couldn't do'lt. I r.'.ade m;.Lclf"tl:i:i!;
that I feared to disconcert him la his j
critical work. This waa not so. There
was something uncanny about blin '
that held me off. . ' I
At last we shot into the broad basin
of the inner harbor. I called the men
to lower an anchor the one we budf.
put out had been left on the bottom
and when I heard the chain rattle
through the hawse pipes 1 turned to
thank Ben for having saved us.
The wheel was deserted.
A light appeared oa the water, and a
boat approached. "How did you get
In?" called a man in the bow.
"Ben raddock he piloted us.!
"Ben ruddock! You're gone daft
He died a month ago." .
Wireless Telegraphy for Common Use.
Wireless telegraphy has come to
Ktay for there is no longer any doubts
as to its success. A short time ago
15,00,1 words were transmitted be
tween this country and Ireland witbJ
out error or need of repeating. Xhe
rates for this service are going to be"
r,o cheap as to make it a commercial
utilily. There is.no longer any doubt
as to the merit of Hostetter's Stomach
Bitters, for during the past 04 years
it has been proving its ability to cure
ailments of the stomach, liver, kidneys
and bowels with wonderful success.
Thousands of people have testified
that the Biticrs was the only medi
cine that could cure them, although
they had tried many others. If you
are still experimenting, stop it at
once and commence taking the Bit
ters. It cures flatulency, heartburn,
headache, fndigPFtion, dyspepsia, cos
tiveness," grip, spring fever and malaria.
Rheumatic Pains Relieved.
B. F. Crocker. Esq., now 84 years of
age, and for 20 years justice of the
peace at Martinsburg.Towa, says: "I
am terribly afflicted with sciatic rheu
matism in my left arm and right hip.
I have used three bottles of Chambei-
Iain's Pain Balm and it did me lots of
good." For sale by all druggists.
The Sober Second Thought.
IiYTIIE I'llESS COMMITTEE OKTiiE
ANTI -1 -UO 1 1 1 11 ITION I-E AG IE.
As the election day approaches- it is
more than ever evident that the sober
second thought of the voters of Rock
Islaud have sot the seal of disapproval
upon the proposition to make this cily
No:hiug could so cripple the city
as the approval of such a proposition,
and the citizens are daily becoming
more and more alive to that fact.
. Xotiiing would so surely be an act
of municipal suicide as for either of
the twin cities to vote itself dry, un
less it knew to an absolute certainty
that the other was going to do th
same, and unless' both were-equally
.Mire that' the Iowa part of the tri -
cities would be on the same footing.
This is all outside of thi question
whether prohibition prohibits or not,
and the further question if it Is not
true that prohibition is the arch en-
"ill oi ifiiipeiiiucu. Also uuisme oi ,
the question of whether prohibition Is
not the mother of hypocrasy through
tne compulsion of secret methods in
cider lo obtain stimulants.
Even the personal liberty argument
does not appeal to many voters as
much as does the economic one'. The
average man does not approve the
ruthless confiscation of property.
' "ii,,.,,, ...u, .1, ; : i
j-"-"- "J -ium--- . a.m
advocated it, are rot property owners
or taxpayers themselves.
It would hit Rock Island a terrific
blow, if it were to become anti-saloon
territory. It would make hundreds
of buildings vacant and add hundreds
of men to tho list of the unemployed
which in these times of business de-
jP-sion and retrenchment. Is
lar to lonT-
PRESS COMMITTEE ANTI-PROHI
be that offenses come; but woe to that
!man by whom offense' comcth." Matt
7. ' . - .
Take another help for your cam
paign: The great apostle Paul com
mended the ascetic Timothy, "Drink
no longer water, but use a little wine
Z.( L ll ,
for thy stomach's sake and thy oft
infirmities." He also said. "If meat
(drink maketh mv brother t ntr.n.i
(drink) maketh my brother to offend
(stumble), I will- cat no meat while
the world standeth, lest I make my
brother to offend." I. Cor. 8:13. .
Put this final word on, your desk;
j let it end all your; placards of facts
j(?). make imp posters for your wails
send it to your friends on postcards.
illuminate it with well known scenes
facts from your saloon life this
scrinture: . -
Woe Unto him that giveth his neigh"-
yor drink that miitpth thv wn
him and makest him drunken also"
"Woe unto them that are mighty to
jti . . -.' . ...
W'"V J wmcn Justify
edu3 from him'Isa. T-2- 2
WnerS :he wos"-! Vss
'lU tnese words. I. Thess.
LOCAL OPTION PRESS COMMIT
TEE. Kodol is a scientific preparation of
; vegetable acids with natural dieestants
and contains the same juices found in
a healthy stomach. Each dose will
digest more than 3,000 grains of good
Humor and Philosophy
By DUNCAN M. SMITH
A BUSY DAY.
We seem to think tomorrow
Will last a wet-lc or two,"
Just judsing from the many things
That day We mean to do.
The tasks that we will finish.
The ones that we will start.
Would keep a dozen busy.
Each doing but a part.
We're going, to write those letters
That have been on our mind -Bince
wlxti before last Christmas
We lapsed and fell behind.
We're KOing to take the clippings
Cut out from here and there
And paste them in our scrap book
With diligence and care.
And that is just a starter.
Around about the place
We're going to mend the fences
That now are a disgrace;
We're going to clean the basement
And oil the kitchen floor
And, Just to keep things tidy.
To paint the sink once more.
And still we cannot figure
A very busy day.
We ought to. mixed in somewhere.
Have time enough to play.
Just wait until tomorrow
Comes in by through express.
And then we will k business
Much like a whirlwind. Yes?
"I have lieen delegated," said the
suave and conversational book agent
"by a large publishing house to make
you a free present of six handsome
"You quite overcome me," said the
"And, in addition, a set of beautiful
pictures." continued the agenfuot no
ticing the interruption, "on condi
tion" "I thought they were to be free,"
said the literary man.
"They are, sir) they are. If you will
just subscribe for this handsome mag-
; azine at $.1 a year the others will not
cost you a cent"
"Five dollars," mused the literary
man. "That sounds reasonable for a
gift. Would it 1h any less If they were
not free aud I bought them of you?"
No Mind -Reader.
"I don't be
lieve a word
that man said."
"Yes, bat I
know the man."
"I give you my word."
"Yes, but" ,
"I wouldn't know what to do with it
If I w ere to take it."
"AN hat Ho you mean? "
" "mlerstand that it 13 no better
, tuau your bond" . ,
"It isn't always May, my son," said
the sentimental mother.
"Xn mother" reidied the tnuntv
!youth: ..very frequently It is Susy
. "His clothes are certainly rather
"Yes. but just observe that he ia un
mistakably soft." ' '.
"What's the best way to treat a
"(live him a handful of nails and a
All Off Then.
"I am tired of being so popular."
"Try being truthful."
taudor or Baniler.
Candor Is the proper thing, but it is
,..... I. 1 A A II It J A. M
Pride goes before a fall and after a
raise in salary.
There is something to a woman that
can keep the rest of her kind guessing
all the time.
The trouble secerns to be that when
the skating is good it Is too apt tO; be
too cold to enjoy it
The groundhog was certainly a wise
boy when he chucked the whole thing
!nd took another nap. .
It is only between meals that a man
admires a pretty girl more than be
Joes a good eook. s
The sultan of Turkey needn't buy
any advice. - '
In the spring we' sigh for ducats that
In winter's wail we spent
- In the spring the glistening white
wash shines upon our neighbor's fence.
In the spring the sucker fishing is, as