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THE ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. MAY fi. 1008.
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Correspondence, solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
Wednesday, May 6, 1908; ,
Colonel Henry Watterson's "dark
horse" comes up to the post wearing
the familiar smile of W." J. B.
' Cheer up' 'there are better days
oomingr. The sun will get there after
a while. He never has failed so far.
The young Indiana woman who gave
George Ade that Impromptu kiss prob
ably discovered that George possesses
n pronounced literary taste. ;
Boiling eggs without the use of
waier is the latest noVelty exploited
at one of London's leading hotels',
and as the feat is accomplished direct
ly before the customer; the new way
of cooking generally attracts attention
and comment. The waiter places a
box-like apparatus on the table and
turns on a little electricity, and places
the desired number of . eggs in the
heater. In about a minute and a half,
or half the time consumed by the hot
water process, the eggs are cooked to
No inconsequential part of our na
tional wealth for the current year is
the prospect that the fruit growers of
Florida, which formerly furnished the
entire American supply of oranges, will
thiH year yield 8,000,000 boxes! This
far exceeds any former crop in that
state, where It was formerly supposed
6.000,000 boxes would be such a glut
ns to fill the market. Oranges, it is
'stated, will be excellent this year, and
sell at reasonable prices. The market
is assured of 20.0C0.000 boxes the com
ing winter from the two principle
sources of supply. This choice tropical
fruit reaches an abundance in this
country which makes it a favorite in
dulgence of the great "majority of our
The Weather TeMt.
Yes, this is disagreeable weather,
bwl" why should anyone surrender un
conditionally to unpleasant thoughts,
and why make those about him feel
unpleasant because of your continued
complaints about meteorological con
The weather man doesn't care one
whit about all the kicking, complain
ing and dismal pessimism, and by in
dulgence in blueness, discouragement
and complaint one makes conditions
worse' instead of better. .. -
One and, all are now bcing-sunject-ed
to what may be termed the weath
er Test." " '-:': ' ": :-'
i The weakness of temperament, "of
character," and disposition of will pow
er are now, under1 the -weather test.
Pick out the chronia complainer. the
constant '.kicker, and you pick out a
person detested by everybody. Don't
be one of that class. . .
What good does It do to "kick?"
It does. harm, because It makes oth
ers unpleasant; so brace up; smile,
and make others smile, and live optim
istically in contemplation, of the bright
Tvtay days, the sunshine, the flowers.
and all the accompanying blessings of
nature which' are bejng temporarily
delayed J but ". which are certainly in
Cheer up; there arc better, brighter
days coming. ' .
Making Democratic Vote.
Chicago Journal: When the major
ity of the ways and means committee
t assumes that the people of America
are not yet fully alive to the iniquities
of robber trusts, they are laying up
retributive, wrath against the political
pnrty that claims their allegiance.
If the" ways , and means members
imagine that the people of America
will bow to the dictatorship of a sin
gle congressional committee, : in the
face of an economic crisis. It : merely
shows how fatuous and purblind trust
servant's can become, ; Their masters,
the trusts, with all their wealth, will
be unable to stem the : rising tide of
revolt, against tariff robbery.-
1 The ' J rouble'" with the ways . and
means committee is that It has become
entirely aloof from .the people. Us
rulings in favor "of the trusts are. as
Automatic, as a; rash register. : The
majority of its members have appar
ently become mere lackeys 'to the com
bination of trust magnates who have
! decreed against1 tariff reysion.They
ignore the 'ground swell Of nonular re
volt that is: hrnnkinr Hnwn -nnrtv llnoc
and ma5 turn .hundreds of thousands-
- of "'eBtcrn -ballots iigainst their party '
. next JCoyember. ; ZT'C I
. If. the went Is inflamed' against pretK
- at ory trusts, t Is due largely to the'
specific' ats" of congressional leaders
in. turning; down the pie, of western:
Interests St . relief from- trust exac-(
- tlons; The ; arrogance , of . industrial '
, trusts is a' sectional blot. - It; arrays..
1 Trn apes lyy COUNCIL i
the east against the west. .The. produc
ing west Is forced into economic slav
ery, as real aa old1 time feudalism, and
'the trust barons maintain"; their posi
tion by owning the nation's law-makj
ing body. .. . . ..'". . :: - '.
The ways and means committee is
manufacturing democratic ..votes for
the November election faster than all
the orators and spellbinders ; from
Bryan down. '' . . ..-.' ' "" '-
Our friend George, M. Le Crone, edi
tor of the Effingham Democrat, is ent
thusiastically for. Bryan for president
and James Hamilton Lewis for gover
nor of Illinois. He thinks with such a
leadership the democrats would carry
the state and win a fight that would
result in overthrowing corporation con
trol of public affairs. He says in the
current issue of the Democrat: '
"Over in Nebraska, a republican
state which is very democratic be
cause of the fear of the influence of
Mr. Bryan, a law was passed reduc
ing the express rates 25 per cent. Of
course the express companies are fight
ing the law. Here In Illinois, however,
no effort Is made to control or dis
lodge the corporations.- The republi
can party is afraid to attack them.
The men who direct and control the
republican party in Illinois are men of
great -wealth whose interest's- are in
the corporations. - Until .we' elect a
man like J. Hamilton Lewis, who, as
corporation counsel of 'the city of vChi-
cago, made the big- corporations pay
their taxes, we will continue to have
such a docile, do-nothing policy in
Illinois. Elects. Hamilton Lewis as
governor and the corporations of -this
state will know that there is an able
and courageous man at the throttle."
RECORD OF COURT HOUSE
Real Estate Transfers. -
John A. Holmer to Forrest Donald)
part block E. Childs Second addition,
Moline. $2,000. '
Rdfck Island Plow eompany-.to Rock
Island Stove company, part of Third
street Lower addition. Rock' Island. $1
Jane S. Cable to Robert J. Hutchir
son, lot 17. block 12, Bttford & Guyer's
addition. Rock Island. $250. .
E. H. Guyer to -Robert 'J. Hutchin
son, lot 14, block C, Buford & Guyer's
haddition. Rock Island. $190.
E. H. Guyer to Mathilda -Hutchinson,
lot 15, block 12, Buford & Guyer's
addition. Rock Island. $230.
Velie. McCabe' & Guyer-to James
A. Hannah, lot 2, block D, Prospect
Park addition. South Moline. $225.'
M. E. Sweenev to' Rook Isliinri Strive
company, all blocks 8, 9. 10 Lower
addition, Rock Island.- $1. - ;
ILLINOIS FACULTY MEMBERS
(important University Appointments
Announced by President James.
Champaign, III.! May C. President
James of the University of Illinois
yesterday announced additional facul
ty appointments. Dr. Raymond Weeks,
professor of romance languages in the
University of Missouri, is1, appointed
professor of romance languages; Dr,
Julius F. Goebel of Harvard univer
sity, one of the foremost German
scholars in the United States, is ap
pointed professor of German and head
of the department of Germanics; Dr
Charles H. Mills of Syracuse univer
sity is appointed director of the school
of music in place of Mr. Lawrence, re
signed. He is a fellow of the Royal
College of Organists. The appoint
ments dafrom Sept. 1, 1908.
BANKERS CHOOSE DENVER
Executive Committee. Picks .' Next
'ihr- Meetin3 Place. ,.,. '
Lakewood, N,. J., May, 6. Denver
will be the next gathering place of the
American Bankers' association, accord
ing to the' decision reached by the
members of the executive committee
o; the. association who met here yes
terday. The session will be either
in September or October, the date to
be set by the committee. . f
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Important Information Concerning Past and
Coming National Political Conventions.
THE FIRST DEMOCRATIC CONVENTIONS. v -
. J Where and when was the first national Democratic convention held
forthe nomination of both president and vice president?
At Bklfiuibfe May 20, 1835. ; : '
.Who' were nominated? ...
- Martin Van, Buren of New York for president and Richard M.
Johnson of Kentucky for vice president. .
Was a platform adopted? -.-v
r Xo, nor was there any address to the people issued.
' Who were the opponents of Van
:y William H. Harrison, Hugh L.
liam I. Mangum, all of whom received electoral votes.
Who were elected? " . ' . ' . . -.
Van Buren had 170 of the 294 electoral votes cast; but, as John
son had only 147 (not a majority), the election of vice president ' was
thrown into the senate, where he was elected bv a vote of 33 to 10 for
Francis Granger. , i
At what convention was the firs Democratic platform adopted? -
s. At the convention held in Baltimore May 5, 1840, wheri? W'
Buren was renoifunated for president and Richard M. Johnson war
renominated for viae president. . -
. Were taese candidates successful? ' , ' -
. o; thev were bverwhelminfflv defeated bv William TTenrv Har".
rison ajid John Tyler, who were nominated by the Whigs in national
convention at Harrisburg'in December, 1S39. , A
Humor cm? Philosophy
By DUNCAN ' M. ' SMITH
THE COMPANY SHE KEEPS.
Her faithful Biihjects ever claim
My lidy Nlcoune
Is really what a man might call
A most engaging iiueen.
; But If we judge her by the ones
With v,hum h keeps In touch.
Her everyday associates. .
She ton' I such- a much.
. - My I-ndy Nicotine, indeed!
You find her hanging-out '
'.With politicians, red at face,
And with the racing tout.
Sometimes she trains with gentlemee
And persons of that stamp.
And farther down the tine you find .
Her tuning with the tramp.
Suppose my lady takes a trip.
Goes Junketing afar.
Tou find hep "with the common herd
Back In. the smokiiifc car. !
I Good -cheer mary b about the place
AniJ solid comfort there.
'But it lias hardly what you'd call
A lady's boudoir air.
Of course we must admit she Is
A democratic miss. . :
V The stogj- or the meerschaum pipe
Will give her equal bliss.
No favorites the lady" plays.
The lowly and the grand
. VI ho comu beneath hep sway she ru!f
All with an iron hand.
Is lyiug ever justifiable?" "
" "But I have known sonie very well
respected men to jiroiuise one thing
and do another." . .
"Goodaess, uiau. that Isn't lying:
that's buKiuesa." . ,
- , j. .
Some things have merit because they
have merit and " some because they
Empty heads are much to be prefer
red to blockheads. Atleast you don't
have to excavate before hoping to get
results. x ,
A live proposition is worth more than
a dead surest or, u matter how high
It isn't really so hard-to get what
we want as to recognize It when we
get It. ; "'.; .
The only differeuee between stlngy
ness tuu generosity lies in the question
of the benettclary. '
The best time to Indulge in a fast for
yodr stomach's sake isx when 'you are
out of cash and there is no pay day In
eight : . s - . "" :
For that tired
feeling try au
ly and persisted
iu for fortjveight
No sick er
son should look
at the new uioon
6 v r t h e" left
shoulder. He. is
vPt nof .to. f
"well - "-when ne
'does so. i .
'.The man who has a pleasant way of
vbeiig disagreeable has the . use of a
mighty big stick. : , " - '
A good -way -to keep from1 feelins
boretl is1 to assume the guardianship of
small Jioy during, vacation season.
To prevent bill collectors from annoy
ing yoii.,pay; for all goods when they
'are ordered. ) Is.'y .-' , v. -
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r " ' f . Question of Methods. I .
: An English lady' suffrngettiit fresb
' from .the seat of war has been advU-
lnjt (he ladies of this countrj to quit
Buren in the election?
White, Baniel Webster and Wil
p!e:idii:s and riiiixlus-for tin luillot. ati'
to put u tin )iiiiiK gloves, us lt(V.elv
with man. ' .. ' v '
That may l t!ie only kind of argu
ment,th:it will reucli the Kugllshnian
but in this -our.lry iu the western
states in vhih the ladies do as en
llghteiH'd :i jolt' of. pinlii :uid oj-natutin
tal voting iis their Imxh; lids and broth
ers they didn't win out by- brandishing
a cluli or by shooting out the lights.
As we tindersiand It. the western,
brother gave . woman the ballot be
cause she was such a dear erejiture
that lie couldn't .. refuse her rejuest.
Maybe if . the Kng!isii women would
take a four.se in being agreeable by
mail from the western girls they would
Ito-nble to wind 'mere man around the
smallest of their fingers.
1 1 .
' Why are you
d. milled tin soV"
That pie we
had for dinner
struck tue below
, the llt."
From the Old Man.
Illy sun. if you're wiso
. You will nt despise
A word of udvk-e from your dad
, If you think you are smart, .
That IhlnUlet Impart
To no one, to no one, my lad.
Just keep the thing- hid
And put in your bid
For what you are sure you can swine.
The chances are fair
You'll rake in your share . ' '
Of dollars And that sort of tiling.
' . Beer That Is Beer.
I If you want to drink good beer, order
the Davenport Malting company's pale
export. Delivered - any where in Rock
Island. Both phones, north 169.
for Licenses, :
and for similar purposes required
by the Federal Government or by
States. Counties or Municipalities,
v will be quickly supplied by tht
American Surety Company of New
la using our corporate bond you
save yourself from personal oblia
tion to individuals; and, at the
same time, offer the best and most
acceptable form of security.
' Brewers, Distillers, Cigar, Snuff and
.Tobacco Manufacturers, Tobacco
Peddlers, Liquor Dealers; and all
others "who are" required, to .give'
bonds." of the " above description
should apply to the ;
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' . Capital and Surplus 04,800,000
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StieJIrgus Daily Slort Story
"The Lady in the Picture. By Clarissa Mackie.
(Copyrighted,. 1908, by the Associated Literary Press.)
"It is the portrait of uiy ancestress,
MlWe-is Klizalieth Mowbray," remark
ed Dickson to his assembled guests.
With one atverd tiie four persons seat
ed at the table Iu the great dining room
turned and iooked at the picture.
Framed In gold, it hung over the
chimney piece, reaching almost to the
lofty celling. It depicted the life size
figure of a iteautiful young womau in
a pale gray gown" iu the fashion of a
A large gray plumed hat rested on
her dark hair, and about her shoulders
was a-loose rose pluli cloak caught to
gether by one slender hand, while the
other held a plumy spray of white
lilac. ; :
IMcksou arose., glass - in hand- ' "To
Mistress Mowbray; always young, al
ways beautiful and" he pattsed and
added, with a mischievous glance at
hU wife "ever silent!"
There was laughter from the men
and a merry protest frotu'Mrs. Dick
son as they drank the toast and re
sumed their seats.
"Rather an unfair advantage to take
of Mistress Mowbray." objected Mark
Randolph, with a glance toward the
Mrtrait. ' '.
"I, am sure thlit Harry's insinuation
Is quite unjust?" said Mrs. Dickson,
with spirit. Family history relates
that Elizabeth Mowbray iwssessed . a
very pretty wit!" .
"I suppose there Is a story connected
with the fair lady?" insinuated Searles.
with a smile at his host. y
"There is," admitted Dickson cheer
fully. "There Is some tale about the
ghost of Mistress Mowbray, who is
said to step down from her ortrait
and walk about this room, leaving a
fragrance of white lilac in her wake."
"ITttve you -witnessed this appari
tion?" asked Randolph,. with interest.
"Never," replied Dickson, helping
himself to walnuts, "but I will admit."
he continued, with a quizzical glance
at his pretty wife, "that ' I have de
tected the odor of white lilac in this
room!" . . -
..."When does the ghost walk?" asked
"Invariably on the ICth of March "
replied Dickson, leaning back in his
chair and looking fixedly at the por
trait. "We have never seen the ain
parltion. but some of the servants claim
to have seen it. It has so happened
that we have never been at the hall on
the 13th of March since our honeymoon.
I recollect that we came downstnjrs
one morning on the 14th of. March and
detected a strong. odor of white lilac.
As the conservatory was etupty of
plants and as there were no flowefc of
any sort in the house, it was rather
a" ': " ": t ; - .
. "A. shock!" Interpolated .Mrs. Dick
son, with decision. i-It was a positive
shock to smell the odor of w-hlte lilac
that morning, especially as old Hannah
had regaled us with the story the nighf
before." V- s . :- Ti'
"And so "you have never waited up
to see the ghost walk?" queried Ran
dolph as he opened the door for his
"Xo.' To tell the truth, we always
run away," she laughed. "Suppose yon
come down -on the 13th of next month
and .watch . for Mistress Mowbray.
Hannah will take care of you, and then
you can report to ns the result of your
"'Agreed)," he said readily, .and as she
left the room he , returned to the table
and remarked to the others, "Any toI
untecrs to keep me company T'
- "Not I," returned Searles quickly. "I
shall be south about -that time."
; "And we," said Dickson lightly, "will
be in Egypt."! v i
"I had forgortea ' that," said Ean
dolph. -; "Nevertheless I shall accept
Mrs. Dickson's invitation to run down
here and make the acquaintance of fair
Mistress Mowbray. . .-. ' .,: . ."
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He was looking at the picture with
dreamy abstraction iu his eyes,
f "You adnnro my Iteautiful ancestress,
then. Mark?" Dickson shot a keen
glance at bis friend.
Yes." was the low resionse;. "She
reminds me of another whom I once
know." : .
On the lth of March Randolph jour
neyed down to the sleepy old New
England village where the Dickson
homestead spread Its comfortable wiui,s
behind sheltering elms, now leafless
and southing mourufuily iu the ea.st
wlud. Wiihiu doors all was cheeriness
aud comfort with soft lamplight and
AVlien llaunab had cleared the diu
ner table - and departed. Randolph
threw himself Into a huge easy chair
lofore the fire hi the diniug room and
looked t:p at the pictured face of Mis
tress Mowbray-. He compared her face
with that of another Elizabeth . Mow
bray, a cousin of Harry-Du ksou aud
also a descendant of the lady in the
picture. It was an old storj now, ten
years old. He and Beth had quarreled.
and she had returned his ring aud gone
back to her home in the south. They
had never met afterward, but he had
"never forgotten. . "
Randolph placed not the slightest cre
dence in tlie story of the apparition of
Mistress Mowbray, but. -the idea ot
speudlug an uninterrupted evening be
fore the iortrait appealed to him. Un
able to longer withstand the glance of
the tender eyes, he burled his face !n
the upturned palms of his hands aud
gave himself up to unhappy luu.-.'ings. '
Hour after hour was tolled by the
tall clock in the bail, aud wheu the lell
thiined V2 Randolph roused himself
with u slight start from the haVf doze
iu which he had indulged.. ...
'..Involuntarily he gazed nt the por
trait, and a great wonder came into hi
eyes. He wheeled his chair away from
the fireplace aud stared. He rttbled
his eyes, looked altout the softly light
ed room aud t-tared again.
There was the same youthful figure,
with' Its gray plumed hat, gray gown
and rose pink cloak caught together by
one slender white hand. It was ail as
it had been before save that now
there was life in It life in the soft
browu eyes and in a certain tremulous
movement of the pink Iwiwed lips.
, With white face aud uubeiievlng
eyes he watched the figure step slowly
dowu from the frame, aud he saw the
movement ' of the purple velvet dra
peries that formed the background. '.
Site ;tepped upon' the wide mantel
piece, which, was devoid of ornament,
and made .an imperious gesture with
her hand, and as she did so he wus-j
conscious of the heavy ..scent of white
iliac from the 'branch she carried. :
"My good sir, pray assist me to the
floor," she said in a low, vibraut voice.
.As .in a dream. Randolph hastily
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fetched a chair and supplemented It
height with a. .hassock.- With gra.
courtesy he extended a hand to tha
lady ou the mantel, aud as she gave
him the tips of her Augers he felt the
warmth of flesh aud blood. .
Lightly she stepped down, gathering
her skirts gracefully about her dainty
gray shod feet, and presently she stood
beside uiui. looking niuiaiy i uuu
from beueath the shadow of her long
lashes. ' .... . '
"My God!" he muttered, staring from
the vision . before him to . the .empty
frame alove the chlmuey piece. - '
- With a quick movement : the ,glrl
slipped the pink cloak, from her shoul
ders and removed the. gray plumed
hat from her crown of duskybalr. lt
is ouly I, Mark,- she paid wistfully.
. "I don't understand yet."" He pass
ed a hand over his dazed eyes. - ' " '
She stepped forward aud pressed
upon a earved portion of the mantel.
Instantaneously there was a movement,
and. the iiainted tauvas . swung .into
place with' a little click. 'There waa
Mistress Mowbray In her accustomed
place aboveitbe shelf, and beside him
was Beth. : '" : ' . ' " '
"It Ik one rtf llnrrv's 1okes." she ex
plained in a"low, breathless, tone. "He
wrote me a bjoiith ago and asked me
to come hereSnd euact the apparition
of Mistress Mowbray. It was a favor
ite pastime when we were chlldreu.
for there is a secret stair behind the
chimney, and the portrait is really a
door which opens upon it. Harry aaid
that a 'skeptical -friend, would spend
the night of -the i:itb here arid asked
me to play the part.'- was reluctant to
do such a tlilug. but Harry has been
very kind to me and I consented.
They did not tell me who the 'skep
tical friend' would be, and It was a
surprise to .me when 1 looked , down
upon your upturned face."-
She leaned against the tall back of a
chair with down beut bead and quiver
ing lips. --.-'
"And you could h3ve gone back and
away from me agalu and I never
would have kuowu, he said, a vague
wonder dawning in his eyes.
Sue did not reply...
"But yon stayed you made yourself
kuowuto me -you came down to me!
What do you mean, Beth?" ... ,
' She lifted her head slowly and look
ed at him through misty, joyous eyes,
and he understood
Hannah voice broke "crisply upon
the blissful silence. "A cablegram. Mr.
Randolph!" . . '
Mark tore open 'the yellow envelope.
"It Is" from Harry ? he said, gather
ing his love into his' arma. ."aud h
ays, 'Bless you, my childrenr '.' . .
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