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Wednesday, May 13, 1908.
The queen of May is the good house
wire. The Commoner says "the manufac
turers of pulp have about squeezed
the consumers of paper into a sem
blance' of that commodity."
' Corn is soaring at Chicago, but some
of the gentlemen who are monkeying
wiih Its flight, the Philadelphia Ledger
thinks are going to quit soaring soon.
So far as known, Kate Bender was
never captured after the discoveries of
thai notorious nest of murderers. May
be Belle (iunness is the same woman.
It is solemnly announced by republi
cans that Taft is the undisputed choice
of the party for the presidential nom
innl Ion. It is joyfully acclaimed by dem
ocrats that Bryan is the favorite of
the party for the same high distinc
tion. . Xever have the naval forces of any
country faced such a general attack
of fruit and flowers as the American
sailors faced in 'Frisco. There was
no "shower of grape and canister" to
cause disaster, but some inconvenience
may be caused by the grape pie and
We have heard of N'oro fiddling on
the walls of Rome while the place
burned, and now District Attorney
Jerome has admitted on the witness
stand that he was throwing dice for a
dollar a dump with two '"little sons of
the rich" at a nearby restaurant while
Delnias was summing up in the first
Thaw trial. Thus do idols fall.
The University of Illinois has en
rolled 3,9f!). Every state in the union
save four are represented. These are
Delaware, Maine, Nevada and Wyo
ming. There are 02 from foreign
countries. This is an indication that
the state university ranks with the
very best, and it should receive every
IKissible assistance from the state.
Roosevelt, after having assembled
democrats and republicans, governors,
senators, statesmen in a great confer
ence relative to national affairs, drain
ago, forest, land, power, etc., should
make it imperative that the confer
ence is free from partisanship. He
should publicly condemn any effort
that might be made to use the meet
ing or any results that might obtain
for partisan advantage.
Fifteen of the ringleaders of the re
cent riot at the University of Michigan
have just been dismissed front cus
tody, their fond papas having paid the
cost of the . episode which ended in
the wrecking of a theater and several
shops. This magnificent triumph of
jrstice will teach the wicked youths
the one great lesson of their lives,
viz., never, never to sin unless they
r-ave cash enough t settle with the
Injured paities in case of arrest.
It may be of interest to know that
the highest point in Illinois is Scales
Mound,, in Jo Daviess county. This
point , is about 1.140 feet above the
mean tide of the Gulf of Mexico. The
city of Bloomington in McLean coun
ty Is the most elevated county seat
in the state, being about 'to feet;
the next Js Woodstock in McHenry
county, and the third is Mt. Carroll
1 he ( united States. Bench mark at
Halderman's elevator at Mt. Carroll
is 810 feet above sea level. .. This is
something more than twenty feet
higher than the court liouse steps. The
roiirt honse door in Morrison is C83
feet above meai tide. The elevation
of Catena is COfl feet, of Freeport 78
feet, of Oregon 702. feet, and of Dixon
745 feet.. .These figures, not usually
rccesslble, are frotn.a.map prepared
in 181)2 for exhibit at the Chicago ex
position or world's fair.
A Bouquet for AlHchiiler.
Quincy Herald: It would clear dem
ocratic skies admirably and almost as
sure party success In Illinois if Samuel
Alschuler of Chicago and Aurora
should become a candidate for the dem
ocratic nomination for governor. There
5s good . timber in the running Dou
glas Pattison and J. Hamilton Lewis
are both splendid men, but they are
not known to the rank and file of the
party as is Sam Alschuler. The mem
ory of his campaign in 1900 Is still
s matter for honorable recollection on
the part of the democracy of Illinois
He is the only man for a decade who
'was able to carry Cook county for a
, place on the state ticket. He received
nearly 200,000 votes in Chicago and
he had "the? unapproachable figure of
9,000 votes In Adams county. He is a
4. TRADES ha jffi COUHCIL M
man ot unblemished character, a distin
guished orator, and a particularly. bril
liant and able campaigner. It is be
lieved that he could achieve the nom
ination without bitterness and the elec
tion with-popular acclaim.'. - ."-'-,
They Want a Change. '
The house and senate at Springfield
cannot pu!f together' any better than
the house' and senate at Washington,
although there is a large republican
majority in all "bodies. In Washington
the house would be with the executive
were it not for the domineering influ
ence of Speaker Cannon. The senate
is undeniably, at outs with the presi
dent. At Springfield the house Is war
ring against the governor and the sen
ate is with him. They are at. cross
purposes on all matters of legislation,
and flie sentiment that has been stir
red up as a result Is decidedly in fa
vor of a change. A democratic lower
house of congress is probable and . a
democratic governor at Springfield is
more than possible. Yet neither could
do much without a democratic presi
dent at Washington and a democratic
house at Springfield.
These conditions are possible, al
though the last gerrymander of the
legislative, districts in Illinois makes
the latter a hard task" for democratic
The Oanner From Japan.
If this country, with its 3.(100.000
square miles of territory and . some
where about 5)0.000.000 population, is
in very great danger from Japan, with
its 150,000 square miles of territory
and 40.000.000 of people well. If we
are in very great danger trom Japan,
we had better import a few mission
aries from Japan to instruct us how to
make a people great.
We. in this big, rich country, should
be ashamed of ourselves to talk about
the danger of an attack from Japan.
ABOUT TAG DAY
Dr. . ! redenck Howard Wines, for
25 years secretary of the Illinois Board
of Public Charities, is cine of the high
est authorities on the so-called depcr.
dtnt classes and has made a long and
areful study-of the best methods for
relieving their condition. His conclu
ions, reached after much travel and
personal Investigation in this country
nd Europe, are that the indiscrim
inate giving of charity is an encour
gement to pauperism and that the on-
successful method of bettering the
conditions cf those honestly deserving
s through the agency of some proper
ly organized central body.
Two physicians caring for the same
patient naturally consult with each
other. , Two attorneys engaged on the
Fame side of a suit confer together
Two women desirous of assisting the
needy might waste their efforts or
ender double aid unnecessarily unless
hey also united in a common purpose.
How much greater then is the danger
misdirected energies when all the
contributors to local charities work
without system or understanding?
What is needed is system and intel-
tgently distributed aid. No one un
deserving should be helped, and the
deserving should be helped only to the
extent of his greatest needs. Too
much charity promotes dependence.
Make your contributions to the
Associated Charities, Saturday, May 10,
with the positive knowledge that your
money will be wisely spent, not to re
lieve present necessities alone but
with the higher purpose of making
the recipient self supporting in the
Buy a tag.
Rheumatism Cured in a Day.
Dr. Detchon's Relief for Rheuma
tism and neuralgia radically cures iu
one to three days. Its action upon the
system is remarkable and mysterious.
It removes -at once the cause snd the
disease Immediately disappears. The
first dose greatly benefits.. 75 cents
and $1. Sold by Otto GroMan. 1501
Second avenue, Rock Island; Gust
3chlegel & Son,. 20 West Second
Stock Must Go
June 1, 1908.
Having '.decided to quit the liquor
business, we will offer to" the public
the following stock at greaily reduced
prices: ., ' . " ..'";
. Sunny Brook, bottled In bond, full
quarts, original price $12 per case, sale
faunny uroqK, bulk, original price
13.50 per gallon, sale price $2.50.
: Old Darling, B. B., full quarts, orig
Inal price $12 per case, sale price $9.
-Old Darling, bulk, original price per
gallon $3.50, sale price $2.50. -( "
Straight whisky "blend, in bulk, orig
inal price $2.50 and $3 per gallon, sale
price $2 and $2.25.
Compound whisky, original price $2
sale price $1.25 per gallon. ,-,
California wine, made 18S8, original
price $3 per gallon, sale $1.50. . 1
California wines, assorted, original
price $1.75 per gallon, sale $i.. ,
All other varieties of liquor on hand
at same reduced prices, r- -; . . ;
Remember, these liquors are all guar
anteed to be under the. pure food act,
approved June 20, "1906..;,.
FRYER 6i CO.
2223 Fourth Ave.
Important Information Concerning Past and
Coming National Political Conventions,
; Who isnes.the call for the national party conventions! .
The - national committee, which also selects the temporary chair
man of the convention, who presides immediately after the convention
has been opened by -the chairman of the national committee and
prayer has been offered. s
How is the .temporary organization perfected?
On the conclusion" of the address
temporary" officers selected by the national committee are announced
and the following committees: Permanent organization, rules and
order of business, credentials, resolutions. These committees are
made up 'of one member on each
by the state delegation.
How are contests settled?
For the temporary organization
committee on credentials then reports to the convention.
Then how does the convention proceed?
, By- adopting the report of the committee on permanent organiza
tion, which recommends the permanent chairman and .officers. : After
the address of the permanent chairman the report of the committee
on rules and order of business is presented, then the report of the
committee on resolutions, whose chairman reads the platform. Then
follow the nominating speeches and
and then for vice president; then
hotif vine: the nominees.
fflieflrgus Daily Short Story
(Copyrighted. 1908. by the
A sudden tropic thunderstorm had
seut ail the wouieu flying into the big
hotel like a flock of snowy birds.
Peggy, following them slowly. 'met
Armstrong on the wide porch.
"You'd Letter hurry in," he said. "It
will come down heavily iu a minute."
"I don't care," Peggy informed him
recklessly, "if it pours." -
"You'll spoil your gown," he admon
ished. -Peggy shrugged her shoulders. "Ac
cording to Palm Beach ethics." she in
formed him. "my gowu is already
spoiled. It was spoiled before it was
made, and the making only made It
worse. In fact. It's dowdy, Jimmie; a
very dowdj' gown." - ' ;
His quick glance questioned her, and
then as he saw the laughter In her blu.i
eyes bis own brown eyes laughed back.
"At least it doesn't seem to worry
you." he said.
"It did." she admitted as he drew
two chairs back, under the awning, and
they sat looking out upon the rain. "It
did awfully when I first came. Why.
Jimmie Armstrong. I never dreamed of
such clothes as the women wear here.
It isn't just thefr dresses; it's 'their
hats and their. shoes and their veils
and the way they fix their hair audi
their complexions. They are like a lot
of princesses" . - j
"You needn't talk about ' complex
ions," Armstrong said doggedly; you've
got a complexion of your own"
"Well, at least it is my own." Peggy
agreed. "But what's a complexion.
Jiinmie, without the clothes to set it
off? Now. there's that pale blue chif
fon with the rose wreathed lorder that
just went In there, and the girl wore a
hat with roses around it. and her para
sol had a pale pink coral handle." She
leaned forward Impressively. "Jimmie.
how do you think I would look iu that
"Out of sight," said Jimmie prompt
ly. Peggy nodded. "I believe I would."
she went ou,' "and at first it worried
me that I couldn't have one, just as
It worried me that I had to pay l"i
cents apiece for oranges when at Iu
dlan river they are selling for 5 t-ents
a dozen, but It doesn't worry me any
more." " - .,
"Why not?" he asked.
"Because I am au outsider," she said.
"Aunt Alva and I have Just enough
money to pay our board without any
frills. But it Is doing her lots of good
the climate and the chance to see
things ard I fiiiiiply made up my mind
to get all out' of it I could. And I
can't have pretty things like the other
women, so I just keep out and look on
them as I would on a picture.
"I have all sorts of names for them
that dashing, restless widow who nf
fects red Is the 'Crimson Rambler, and
the girl with the pluk roses Is 'Lady
June,', and that tall girl In mauve is
'The Orchid' and in that way I don't
feel envious or hateful, and I don't
care if my hair Is out of curl or my
dresses old fashioned, for I am only In
the audieuce and not a part of It"
She stopped,, her cheeks glowing.
Jimmie looked at her with admiration
"I am an outsider, too," was his state
ment. "A government stenographer
out for a week's vacation with only
one suit of white linen Isn't in It."
Peggy lajighed. "We are two of a
kind," she said, "and now that you
have come We'll forget envy and all
uncharitableness, and tomorrow morn
ing we'll go together to the alligator
farm." 4 . " .t -, ,. '., V
But in the morning Jimmie came to
fier with apologies, v "The secretary Is
here," be said, "and be has asked me
to join his party on a trip up Lake.
Worth. In hhUauneh. - (.don't just aee
by the temporary chairman the
committee from each state, selected
by the national committee. The
the balloting, first for president
the appointment of committees for
Associated Literary Press.)
how I cau refine t'ouid we .go to me
alligator farm just as well tomorrow?"
"We could, but we won't." said Peg
gy promptly. "You mustn't neglect
the secretary, Jimmie. You are iu.iJe
now. aud I am still oiitsiJe, and and
the secretary's daughter U the girl
who wore the pale Liue and the roses
"What do I care about the secre
tary's daughter?'!,. Jimmie demanded
savagely. "You know It's ouly be.MUse
I can't afford to oft'eud the secretary
that I am not going with you. Peggy."
"Please don't worry about that."
Peggy's tone was gay. but there was a
hurt look" iu her eves. "Aunt Alva is
dying to see the alligators, and 1 am
going to get a double basket chair aud
take her." '
"Aud let me go alone ?" he reproached
"l'ou can go with the secretary's
daughter," Peggy reminded him as she
A half hour later, immaculate in bis
Loute llny.n suit, jjinstriug went to Jbe
pier. The secretary was there big.
bluff and hearty ud the secretary's
daughter, all Iu white, her shining hair
showing the touch of an expert maid
and her light blue chiffon veil floating
almut her like a cloud.
AIL day long she Was very nice to
Jimmie, and by evening they had
"I am so glad father discovered you,"
she said as they came once more lu
sight of the waving royal palms and
tbeTftg hotels of the leaeh. "You must
go with us again tomorrow."
"I'd like it awfully," he blurted out.
"but I have a little friend here. We
came from the same town and went to
chool together. It's pretty dull for
her. and I went to see that she has a
'Doesn't she know-anybody bcreT
asked the secretary's daughter. S ' ,'
"No," Armstrong said; .""she calls
herself an outsider. She can't dress
like the. people who have money, so
she looks at the rest of you as if you
were pictures in au art gallery."
"Oh, how funny!" laughed the secre
"She called you 'Lady June,'" Jim-
mle told her. seeing her interest, "last
night when you wore, the roses, and
the lady In red was the 'Crimson Ram
bler, and the girl in mauve with the
queer dark skin was 'The Orchid.' "
"Oh, I must know her." said the sec
retary's daughter eagerly. "I am sure
she Is charming." .'
"She is," Jimmie declared, and then,
a little awkwardly, "I think she is just
The secretary's daughter put out her
band. "I am sure you must." she said
gently. "I am going to look for your
frieud In the morning." ; .
Jimmie, in a glow of enthusiasm. Im
mediately hunted up Peggy. He found
her on the beach watching the white
sails on the purple tropic sea.-' She had
on a dark skirt and white blouse, and
she looked like a little wren among the
birds of gay plumage.
Armstrong dropped on the sand be
"She's just lovely," he stated without
preface, "and she's coming to call on
you tomorrow morning. I told her
we'd be on the porch at the Break
ers listening to the baud."
lggy flared at that. "You may be
there." she said, "but I shall uot."
"I'm au outsider," was the grim re-
"Peggy," he remonstrated, "she isn't
a bit stuck up, and she's very sweet
Peggy looked at him reproachfully.
"Jimmie," she said, with weariness, "I
can't meet her. You're a man. anl
you can't understand how I should fc-el habitual drinker to take the pledge
the contrast between my frumpy 'regularly, sometimes once a year, and
clothes and her daintiuess. I didn't' sometimes in every fit of remorse that
mind a bit yesterday" her lip's, qui v-' followed his debauches, and then-
ercd-"for I thought you and I could
stay outside together. But now you're
Inside aud aud you can't take me
with you, Jimmie Armstrong."
And, though he argued all the way
back to the hotel that teaiitiful-way
between rows of giguutic palms she
would not change her decision.
"I am outside and I shall stay out
side," was her answer to all his plead
But as tbey came into the sea green
corridor of their own hotel the secre
tary's daughter met them. She' was
dressed for dinner iu a trailing lace
robe, with pearls about her throat aud
a wreath of little roses in her hair.
"I couldn't wait," she said to Arm
strong. "1 want to be sure that Miss
Mason will go with us in the morn
ing." There was something in the compel
ling sweetness of her smile that
orougui a nasuing response irom. l'eg-
.. . -
i ran i. sue protested, "inaeea, 1?
nOliMitt" ' rM oaa " Vi .il.-itutinc 'T am an '
"No, you're not. There are a lot of
people I want you to know.". She
turned and with a gesture brought to
her side a young mau who had been
talking with the secretary at the foot
of the stairs. "Harold." she said. "I
want you to meet two friends of mine.
They are going with us In the morn
"Good," said the young man so heart
ily that Peggy liked him on the spot. "
"Mr. Armstrong tells me that you
have beeu sittiug back quietly and
calling us names." the' secretary's
"L have." Peggy confessed.-J'I have
one right now for you"
"Tell me"- . . '
"The fairy princess," said Peggy,
with dancing eyes.
"Good," laughed Harold, and he and
the fairy princess exchanged glances
that were a revelation to Peggy.
"I must go In to dinner." said the
blushing beauty, "but you will go' in
the morning, won't you?"
"Yes." Pessiy cupit,ulated. ."-Vll go
and when they had sCept bu'she torn
eu i Armstrong.
-Why," she said breathlessly, "they
aren't a bit different from ns. Jimmie."
"Not a bit," said Jimmie compla
cently. -.'-.- . ..."
"And I believe she Is going to marry
him." . .
"Of course everybody knows that."
"I ' don't." Peggy confessed. . "I
thought you'llkecl her. Jimmie."
"I do." said Armstrong stoutly, "but
I love you. reggy. I've . told you so
fifty times" '
"And this makes ffty-one." . Peggy I
counted demurely. "Make It fifty-two,
Jimmie. and I'll say 'Yes.' "
And Jimmie did. '
RECORD OF COURTHOUSE
Real Estate Transfers.
Charlie Bock to Rose E. Heal y, lot
1. block "E", Prospect jiark Rock Isl
and. Rock Island Mutual Building. Ijoan
& Savings association' to Charlie Bock.
lot 1, block "F," Prespect park add.,
Rock Island. $1,000.
William H. Jordan to H. A. Lohse
and Gustav Lohse, lot 8, block 2 Mos
enfelder place, Rock Island. $400.
Sarah E. Clark and David i Clark to
Ethel Smith, lots 1 and 2, block 12.
Wait & Walker's first add to Rey
nolds, II. ,
Carrie Gregg, et al to Gustav Ceter,
n 10 feet, lot 15, block 3, P. Gregg's
add.. Rock Island. 1825.
Louisa Baker Williams to Eder Van-
c.erUurgh. se 1-4. nw 1-4, sw 1-4 sec.
11, IS, 2 e, $000.
Orrine Destroys Desire for Drink
"How to Sweat; Off."
It was formerly customery for the
But now it Is gradualy dawning on
the world that pledges do not stop
drunkenness. When a man takes a
pledge voluntarily, he expects to keep
it. Every man -expects lo keep his
word, and every broken pledge costs
the drunkard many a heartache. But
he cannot help it. He fights as long
as he can, then succumbs to the crav
ing. The nervous system of the habit-
jual drinker is diseased and he must
have treatment that will cure this con
dition. Orrine Is sold under a positive guar
antee to cure the drink habit or the
money will be refunded. Ne other
treatment for the liquor habit is sold
with such a liberal guarantee.
Orrine is prepared In two forms; No.
1 a powder, perfectly tasteles and col
orless, which can be given secretly
un any food or drink. Orrine No. 2.
lis in pill form, for those who wish to
cuml of tne habit A it shoui(, bei
. . - I
i fnlrpn hv everv nni who cu-oara ntr
No matter which form xt Orrine is
used the guarantee Is the same. The
price of Orrine is $1 per -box, mailed
in plain sealed. wrappervtipon receipt
of price. Write for free booklet on
"How to Cure Drunkenness' (mailed in
plain, sealed envelope) by the Orrine
company, Washington. D. C. Orrine is
sold by Harper House pharmacy.
It Reached the Spot.
Mr. E. Humphrey, who owns a large
general store at Omega, Ohio, and is
president of the Adams County Tele
phone company, as well as of the
Home Telephone company of Pike
county. Ohio, says of Dr. King's New
Discovery: "It saved my life once.
At least I think it did. It seemed to
reach the spot the very seat of my
cough when everything else failed."
Dr. King's New Discovery not only
reaches the cough spot; it heals the
sore spots and the weak spots in
throat, lungs and chest. Sold under
guarantee at all druggists. 50 cents
;and $1. Trial bottle free.
By DUNCAN' M. SMITI '
PERT PARAGRAPHS., j;
-. ' - i i
stitch at 9 often saves time. i
. -t - . .......
All fools are not necessarily ngry,
but all angry people are fools.
There Is just one thing "the matter
with a lie.' and that U that It Isn't and
can never hope to be the truth.
Some people . see "their duty ' and
hoarsely mutter, "Sklddoo, twenty
three for your ' ; . .'; .
euT IP HE IS
It is better to
be born poor and
a live one than
rich and a dead
When you cut
a grass widow
she doesn't, lie
come as sweet
as new mown
hay by any
. When a man gets the better of you
In an argument be generous and show
him that it is impolite to argue.
The world would be the better and
the merrier if some people would stop
before they begin.
Be not forgetful to entertain stran
gers, for thereby some have made a
A woman never has the last word.
for with a woman there isn't any.
Sometimes a man is called lazy when
be has figured up the whole business
and decided that nothing is - worth
Td Ilk to be a aallor
On a bristling- battleship
And round both blooming hemisphere
Go on that bully trip.
And be a mate before the mast
Or something quite as grand .
If 1 could just accomplish this
And still remain on land.
Td like to be a Jolly tar.
By all the maidens fair
Admired and made their Jion or -
Perhaps their Teddy bear.
Who as from distant ports I cams '
Would meet me at ttie strand.
If I could do these joyous things
And. stay on solid land.
Above all things. I'd like to b ;
The man behind the gun "' '
To shoot holes in the enemy - "
For business or for fun.
To handle powder, shot and shall t
And treat .It as a joke , "
U 1 could just avoid the noise.
The danger and the amok a. .
I might enlist and brave the mm
Far from my native shore.
El ioot. too. If they would guarantee -
We would not have a war.
BtUl 1 have heard the food la plain. :
The fellow -sailors rough.' '
I think I'lllbuy a uniform '
And simply be a bluff. . . .
Proved Him en Jmitatien. 7.
"What is the matter with your friend
the New Yorker?" r
"Just got a bad case of .Anglo-
mania." '." ' , ;
"That Is the cause of the monocle
and 111 fitting garments then.'
"Yes; he -wants to be like the" dear
Britisher." - -
'Turns up bis trousers when it rains
Fu Ixndon. I suppose. ,
"Sure. Everything like that
"There is one thing I will defy him
to do." '
"What's that?" -"Laugh
at an English Joke.
A kiss should never be purloined.'
No gentleman should steal a struck.
But If ha does and she objects
. He should politely put It back.'
"England." said 'the atudent, "waa
once a part of the mainland,!..
'You mean." said .the. jnedeat Brit
isher, gently correcting hbaj,-."th.t. tha
inaluland was once a part of . England.'
Wanted Cinch. -"l
presume before proposing to her
the count consulted her father, as is
t-ustouiary In. European countries. .-
"No, but he talked with her, broker."
; "T .Mis Finish.
When the sunshine warms" the. waters
As the sunshine only can.
- All the dimpling.-smiling daughters
Take- a -speckled coat of taa.
Turn they then a face that's glowing
To the loving gase ot man. (
When they get him swiftly going, !
Then his coat they nicely taa. -
Makes It Permanent.,. - -"Does
your husband sleep soundly V
"Does bet Well, I doubt If be wenld
wake up if a" train ran over Mm. '
"They generally don't. - ' '.- ". .' -
V ' "Bound Desperate.' V
lOd mamiered men like pirates talk
When raw decisions make them squirm.
They holler; "Kill the umplrer though
la truth they wouldn't hurt worm.
J J Nothing. Doing.. ? - t
"Do you. find in your case that sleep
will knit : np the . raveled sleeve of
care?" -.. ---
"Knit? NIL" -5--r--'' '