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THE ARGUS. TUESDAY. MAY 19, 1908. : ,
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TRAOES jyffgfl COUNCIU M
Tuesday. May 19, 1908.
The surest way to induce repentance
Is to catch the sinner while he is sin
That kind of life is most happy
which enables one to be most un
... The antique fountain of justice which
trickles in the law courts needs a
- It looks like Taft and Cortelyou
another evidence that the corporation
tapper must be recognized.
The Innocence of the candidate is
proven by tho way he believes the
voters when they talk to him.
The meeting of the governors at
Washington is hailed by a newspaper
in New York' as evidence that this
country is at last a nation and no long
er a confederation of states. There
never was any doubt about the nation.
But the meeting of the governors af
fords the clearest evidence that this
is still a union of states, and far from
such a centralization of government
as the doctrinaries of a new federalism
would like to make it.
- And still the rumor persists of a
cutting of finished steel prices, but
' the official price of steel rails still
-stands $28 per ton. The number of
idle freight cars at the end of April,
according to the report of the Amer
ican Railway association, was 413,
338 an increase for the month of
105,239. . Exports have fallen away.
Gold is going out. - Something must
e done to set the wheels in motion.
A cut in prices is a much more feasi
ble move than a cut in wages.
: The honey locust and the black
locust and the pecan and the oak and
the- mulberry and the sycamore trees
are not in full leaf yet. It "will take at
least a week more of good weather to
bring them into full leaf. The other
trees are pretty well leafed out, and
they are so fresh and clean! How
pretty the trees do look these days.
Here's hoping that tomorrow will be
a pretty day, so that our people can
get put into the parks again and. enjoy
them to the full. We are going to
make' this the prettiest town in the
Mississippi valley, and the people of
Rock Island are going to be a unit in
this program. . . .
Lowell Courier Citizen: Several vice
presidents - have become presidents
through the unfortunate death of the
chief executive, and so great is the
strain of the highest position in the
government, and so many the dangers
attending it, that any vice president
1 must hold himself in readiness to take
the reins of government at short no
tice, or without warning. The vice
president is, in fact the understudy
for the greatest character in the na
tional drama, and no matter whether
' or not he is ever called upon to fill
the role, he should be a man of ster
ling character, of great capacity, of
proven worth. The vice president may
appear to be little more than a figure
head in political life, but he Is really
one of the important safeguards of the
nation's security and prosperity.
That Karly Adjournment.
The republican leaders are deter
mined on an early adjournment of con
Kress, and - have, tentatively agreed
upon May 3, but the controversy be
tween the president and congress over
the control of the army has become
acute. In the senate, on the 12 inst.,
Senator Rayner of Maryland read a
letter relating to the punishment in
flicted on Colonel Stewart of the reg
ular army, without a trial, and made
a fierce attack on the president, charg
ing him with usurpation and the sub
stitution ,of martial law in the place of
the constitution and the laws of the
land. This Mr. Rayner characterized
s military despotism. Senator Fora-
ker gave notice that he would speak
again on the Brownsville affair within
a day or two. ..' "; v
The letter of the president to Sena
tors Stewart of Vermont and Smith of
Michigan, in which he declared him
self supreme over the army and navy
without any regard to any law of con
gress, will probably be; placed in . the
congressional record before the debate
loses, and may result in action by the
senate, which would postpone the ad
Journment of congress. . '"" " "v
."The much, amended currency bill will
be discussed in the .house In a day or
two.' and will probably be passed prac
tically ag agreed upon at the republi
can conference. It may . be. called a
purely inflation measure with the gov
ernment guaranty of the notes, and
will undoubtedly Involve the treasury
in endless trouble in the future, as all ;
makeshift financial measures do. Thero
are two reasons .for passing-it at this
late day; first, because this republican
congress must show it has done some-'
thing; and. second, because, the ;Wal
street bankers are demanding this in
flation. . : " '
.The principal reform legislation that
the democrats have been fighting for
is all to be neglected, Including the
repeal of the tariff tax on wood pulp
and print paper, and the bill to pre
vent political corruption by the publi
cation of campaign expenses of all
parties. The measures recommended
by president Roosevelt for the amend
ment the anti-trust law, to limit in
junctions against labor unions, and al
low railroads to combine and pool,
have not even been reported from com
mittees. . ' . ' " ; '
. The . remarkable thing about this
early adjournment is that, although
the president's program of reforms is
almost entirely rejected, yet tt appears
that he is willing to see congress ad
journ without further effort to force
congress to consider those reform
measures. .... .
In consequence of-this practically do
nothing congress, a large" number of
republican congressmen will wend their
way home with but little heart to facp
their outraged constituents, especially
those whose districts . are close . and
doubtful. Many of these already see
their democratic opponents' look of
delight at the standpat policy these
republican members have endorsed and
voted for; the gag rules adopted to
prevent the democrats from discussing
and amending measures, and with all
that, the lack of practical legislation.
The democrats have worked together
as one man under their able leader,
John Sharp Williams, whose constant
victories in debate over all the repub
lican leaders has united the democrats
in their legislative program without a
hitch. The officials of the National
Prosperity association have been here
soliciting the help of the president in
their effort "to keep the dinner pail
full, to keep the pay cargolng, to keep
the factory busy, to keep the workmen
employed, to keep the present wages
This excellent and fetching program
appealed to the president, and he eag
erly endorsed it. The Prosperity asso
ciation is backed by the money of the
railroads, and its literature declares
"our prosperity came with the pros
perity of the railroads; it- declined
when adversity struck the . railroads.
We do not believe we can have the
full measure of prosperity again until
the railroads are prosperous."
This quotation is most interesting in
view of the fact that the railroads arc
making arrangements for a sweeping
advance in rates, and they badly need
some public opinion on their side and
have taken the faith cure method of
securing, it . Look .op" the , bright- side
of things, they tell us, and have faith
m the future,' and "the pay car willl
keep going" If the railroads are en
dorsed in increasing their rates. Per
haps increasing railroad rates will pro
duce prosperity, "but whether the peo
ple, by paying this assessment of some
hundreds of millions, will want pros
perity by that route is doubtful. It is
disagreeable to turn a deaf ear to such
a beautiful plea as the Prosperity asso
ciation suggests; but one cannot help
suggesting that perhaps if the railroads
would reduce rates, the wheels of In
dustry might move the faster. There
is nothing like low rates to foster bus
iness and keep the idle cars moving.
It is said that the president's change
of heart on the subject of railroad rates
and the labor legislation proposed, by
him in so many spectacular messages
to congress was produced by the re
ceipt of thousands of telegrams from
members of the Manufacturers' asso
ciation, of which the virile Mr. Van
Cleave is the leading spirit. If the
manufacturers openly threatened to
bolt the g. o. p. and cut off its supplies
of boodle for the corruption of the
floating vote this year, no wonder that
Mr. Roosevelt was silenced.
Perhaps that is why he is now will
ing to forego anti-injunction bills, pros
ecution of railroads, and running amuck
after corporations, until the republican
dough-bags are replenished again.
Woman's Intellect Not Inferior.
All over the country there are wo
men who refute the prejudiced notions
of some persons that woman Is Intel
lectually man's Inferior: but a South
Carolina girl has just so forcibly dis
proved that contention that she de
serves to have her name known. ,
She is Miss Ruth Durant Evans, .a
student at the Chattanooga university
of law. Next month she will receive
her degree, "and a Tew days' later her
license to practice at the Chattanooga
bar. But the .notable fact about her is
that she has graduated at the head of
a class of 150, although she is the only
girl in the class.
-.. When women set their minds to any
serious' study, they usually give a goqd
account oi tnemseives, me only rea
son more of them have not distinguish
ed themselves In professions arts and
sciences, is that . they, have not de
voted much attention, to tbem.
Continued from Paget Two.)'
to 4. (Utke, Carse, Smith, McNealy)
Alderman McNealy presented a pe
tition from property owners of Sixth
ward asking that Immediate steps be
taken - to perfect the east central
sewer system, and offered -a resolu
tion that matter be referred", to the
board of local improvements with In
structlons to proceed at once Reso
Alderman McNealy offered a reso
lution ' that city hall repairs be made
by union labor. Adopted.
Alderman " Lawler offered a resolu
tion Instructing the plumbing inspec
tor to alter certain drain on Twenty-
seventh street, at Fifth-and-a-half ave
nue. Adopted. " "
Alderman Lawler read a report of
the board of local . improvements, rec
ommending the i improvement of cer
tain streets and avenues In the Sec
ond ward by laying water mains; to
gether with city engineer's estimate
of cost of said improvement at $3G,
012.CO. . - -v.i.v; -
Alderman ' Lawler offered a resolu
tion that the city engineer's estimate
is a just and reasonable one and
same be adopted. Adopted.
Alderman Lawler submitted an or
dinance providing for the said im
provement, and moved Its immediate
Alderman Lawler moved the adop
tion of the ordinance as read. Adopt
ed bv unanimous vote.
C. J. Searle enteied his special ap
pearance as counsel for G. L. Schmid,
and objected to consideration of con
test of William D. Cochran for seat
as Fifth ward alderman, for following
reasons: , , ' .
L The contest, was not filed in 30
days as required by law.
2. The matter has already been
3. No notice has been given Mr
Schmid as required by law.
4. No valid petition has been filed
the petition filed not being verified
by oath of .petitioner. -
Alderman Ostrom. moved that no
action be taken for the present. Car
Adjourned on motion of Alderman
Carse. M. T. RUDGREN,
SOON SHIP HEADSTONES HERE
Confederate' Graves on Island to be
1 Marked at Once.
Notice given out at Washington ask
ing for bids for hauling marble head
stones from the rear of shop I at Rock
Island arsenal to the confederate bury
ing ground on the island indicates that
the installing of the stones will soon
begin. There are to be 1,915 of them
each 39 inches in length, 12 inches
wide and four inches thick. -Ship
ments will start the latter part of this
month and they will be sent at the
rate of 300 a week till all are here.
GREATSKIN CURE STIRS EUROPE
Medical Profession Interested in Ex
ternal Wash Which is Producing
Instant relief and permanent cures
have so invariably fojlowed the use of
an American prescription for the cure
of. skin fdiseases that European1 doc
tors, always zealous to lead In fields
of medical knowledge, are still direct
ing inquiries as to tho ingredients of
this external vegetable remedy.
The makers of the prescription, the
D. D. D. company of Chicago, are re
inlying frankly to such European Inqui
ries that this eczema remedy is simply
oil of wintergreen compounded with
other vegetable ingredients of known
healing power such as thymol and
Apparently no case of no, matter
how long .standing can stand against
this simple remedy, known as D. D. D.
prescription. Here is a typical letter
from Mrs. E. Payne of EasUPittsburg,
Pa: "I had a horrible breaking out on
my legs and feet and tried nearly all
medicines and salves without result.
The first bottle of D. D. D. helped me
and I secured a complete cure. That
was two years ago and I have had no
We have investigated the merits of
D. D. D. prescription and believe it to
be the best and quickest cure for skin
diseases. . At any rate, we positively
know that it takes away the itch just
as so6n as you apply a few drops of
the soothing liquid. Call for free
booklet on care and nutrition of the
skin and ask for a cake of D. D. D.
T. H. Thomas, druggist. .
That should be
of. Just a few
more days to
dies, etc., at less
This stock must
be sold by June
1. Would be
pleased to re
ceive bids , for
2223 Fourth Avenue.
Humor and Philosophy
By DUNCAN M. SMITH -
Women who understand men "never
talk about it; they are too busy pulling
the wires. , ,
There , are so many things that are
unlucky, but you never know it until
the next day. ,
The man who is always funny with
out meaning to be isn't wise to his Job.
Being dishonest for a livelihood re
quires more skill than being honest. .
When, a man Insists on getting off
all his stale jokes on us we are apt to
consider him too fresh.
People who are inordinately fond of
running things are apt to be found
Booner or later chasing somebody's rep
ntation. .' ,
A young man in love purchases reams
of note paper, for he feels that docu
mentary evidence that he is a fool is
When a man gets a swelled head It
is a sign that his brain cells are on a
Some men may be willing to 'put
np with the company of knaves be
cause birds of a feather flock together.
Friendship niay have the true riDg,
but love's ring is more expensive.
An expert is .a man who charsres
twice as much for doing a thine wronjr
as a dub would have charged for doing
Just a Suggestion.
Be there on pay day. rain or shin.
With other workers get In line
And draw your modest little bit.
Perhaps you may find use for it
By coming you'll Impress tho clerk
) That you take Interest In your work..
Let no attractlon.far-or near
. With your attendance Interfere.
Don't let a ball Kama or a play
Keep you on their account away.
But be there. Johnny on the spot.
And draw your pay whtla It Is hot.
j. Don't say. "Altiipugh tt may be due,
' I'll let It go a.-weelc or two." .
Be game, though It may disarrange
xour schedule or your programme
Call at tho stated 'weekly date
And help to keep bookkeeping straight.
With Just a little extra care
Tou can remember to be there.
It may perhaps an, effort take. -.
Engagements you may have to break.
iiut try to be there ir you can.
If not. be sure to send a man.
So tie a string around your,thumb.
' Quite frequently thes pay days come.
They're quite a bother. Still, you know.
One can't have everything Just bo.
So try to be on hand until
The boss says. "Nothing doing, BlU."
"What sort of
a book is that
you are read
ing?" "Beg your par
don?" "I say, what Is
the character of
work you are
"Oh. it hasn't
Seems to Like It.
"What's Brown doing?"
"Taking the rest cure."
"When will he be cured?".
"Says be has an inward conviction
that it will take, him the remainder of
his days to put an artistic finish to It"
No Good to Him.
"1 heard such a funny 6tory the
"What was it?"
"I'd advise yon to forget that you
heard if '
"We are going to entertain company
"Some people you like. I rresume." ,
"Oh, mercy, no: w would lose our
social standing if we entertained peo
ple we tike." ,
. Her Reason.
-"Are you fond of her?" 1
; "Why?" .,
"She cant cook as well as I can.
What's Jn a name? Who knows till b
Can see the outs and Ins?
The word "reform" may cover up
multitude of sins.
Without Planting It.
"Raise anything in his garden?"
v Well, he raised his voice when the
neighbors', hens came over and started
to give a scratching party."
Na Attraction. '
"Mrs. 'Jones doesn't understand why
he cannot keep a hired girl." ;
, "That 1 what1 comes of. marrying
such a homely husband."
SljeIrgus Daily Short Story
, "Her May Morning."- By Cecily Allen.
(Copyrighted. 1908, by the Associated Literary Press.)
The world said Eleanor Carey would j
never marry again. Her first matri
monial experience had not been strewn
with roses, though money for their
purchase had not been lacking. And
the events of her widowhood had been
enough to turn any woman hard, ryn
ical and unromantic.
Not that Eleanor Carey looked cither
hard or inibittered as she presided
over Mrs. l)e Witt Smith's tea table
one balmy April afternoon. Robed In
soft, clinging topaz colored silk, with
heavj incrustations of lace the famed
Carey laces she looked not a day older
than the daughter of the household
who was "that day making her social
debut. And. indeed. In point of years
the fair debutante had little advantage
over the fairer widow whose coining
out had been followed almost directly
by her marriage with Henry Carey, re
tired broker, multimillionaire and con
Younger men had envied the fishy
eyed groom. Older women had envied
the radiant bride who rumor said had
acquiesced smilingly In her bold sale
in the matrimonial market.
' ThaK she had paid the price of fami
ly honor and her father's good name
with outward calm and inward revul
sion was something Dame Grundy nev
Her reward came sooner than she
had dared to hone. Henry Carey died
within a year of their marriage, and
then came what rumor said was enough
to harden any woman. Ghosts of Ca
rey's ugly past trouped forth after the
reading of the will. His first cousin
apparently well started on his elder rel
ative's downward path, first laid siege
to the . widow's heart and, being re
pulsed, then started the contest which
had made Eleanor's face familiar to ev
ery newspaper reader In America and
arraigned the dead man in all the bald
ness of money drunk eccentricities.
That any woman could lelieve in
any man after going through what
Eleanor Carey had gone through was
past even the belief of her own some
what cynical social set.
So far Eleanor's attorneys had held
out against the siege for the millions
left entirely to her. So far Eleanor
Carey had never been interviewed by
either public reporter or private friend.
She had simply -resumed her place in
society after laying aside her mourning
and let the legal and social tongues wag.
So it happened that three" men who
had come to pay their respects to Mrs.
De Witt Smith and her youngest
daughter lingered to play court to the
presiding genius at the tea table.
One of these was Dr. Dalton, a mac
who had won his spurs in the world of ,
medicine despite a large family fortune
and assured social position. -
The second. Jimmy Darnton. was a
newly made copper king from the north
west, whose family, well known In the
eastern social whirl, had sent him west
to be forgotten as the family ne'er-do-well
and were now only too glad to re
member him and receive him with
open arms. ;
Neither of these men could be ac
cused of caring how Henry Carey's for
tune was finally disposed of.
. The third man was Donald Gregory,
born of a stern Scotch father and a
mercurial French mother in the storm
locked New ' England town where
Eleanor Carey had lived in her girl
hood. In bl3 father's eyes the young
chap bad wasted what should hare
been a usef nl youth.
Today the stern old father vtinfortn
nately was not alive to witness the
artistic triumphs of his son. bat the
mercurial little mother was waiting to
welcome him ' in the New England
town. N He would have joined her days
before : but for havlug met Eleanor
Carey the very day of his arrival In
New York from Paris. .
New Eneland housewife
(arid she knows baked beans) bakes' " :
beans, she bakes them for hours in a slow,
. drv oven. '. .
That's the only way to do it. That's the
only way' to. make beans look and taste BEST.
With Tomato Sauce; Plain Pork mrnd Beana (Boston
Style); Vegetarian without Pork
are oven-baked dry-heat baked. Consequently they
are mealy, richly brown and mellow flavored. .They're
not cooked in a soldered can, with all its dancers, but
are conveyed hot from the oven to HEINZ
Improved Tins, which are sealed without solder ; and.
afterward thoroughly sterilized. Thuswhen you
open a tin of HEINZ Baked Beans you find
the inside of he tin as bright as a new silver
dollar the beans plump and tender, enriched
with HEINZ Tomato Sauce, the flavor o(
which has never been approached.
Sold by all grocers 10c, 15c 20c,
according to size.
H. J. HEINZ COMPANY
And 1 to each" of these three men
Eleanor Carey had given the same re-.
ply. as quietly and unemotionally as
she bad laid the extra lump of sugar
on the saucer beside thelrcup of tea.
"I am going to Craigniere the first of
the month. If it Is for the best, I wCl
send for you to come there."
All the world seemed a-movlng ta
morning of May 1. Worried iniddl
class housewives wrangled with Im
pertinent van and storage men, and
humbler families carried their belong
ings or shoved them from old homes
to new in a borrowed pushcart.
Eleanor Carey's town house was as
serene as if the entire establishment,
retinue of servants, canaries. Angora
kittens, mistress and all were not to Iw
removed that very afternoon to Cralg
mere. ' '
The mistress of the menage. In bil
lowy masses of lace, awaited her morn
lnjl .mail .and her coffee. . When the
"MX DKAB LITTLE SWEETHEART OF LONG
AGO," IT KAN.. . -
laftef " had" been served the maid re
entered the room laden with letters and
There were violets and lilies of tbe
valley from Dr. Dalton, a corsage bou
quet large enough to hide the front of
Mrs. Carey's traveling coat.- From
Jimmy .Darnton there were pink roses,
long stemmed, perfectly tinted and
crystalline with dew showered by the
florist's rubber sprayer. There were
bulky envelopes from ber lawyers and
doffodils from a girlish admirer. There
were whines from individual mendi
cants and carefully phrased appeals
from charity organizations.
And. last, the maid, with a correctly
blank expression on her face, banded
her mistress a curious floral' offering,
a basket made of soft willow twigs
interwoven and lined with damp moss,
which overflowed with the most com
monplace flowers violets with only a
faint woodland odor, a few sprigs of
late arbutns. many, many faintly tinted
bepaticas and some dainty Quaker la
dles. Silently she sat fingering the
fragile blossoms while ber deft fin
gered maid ' arranged the pink roses
and the. hothouse violets. At last with
a long drawn sigh. . Eleanor Carey
opened the envelope tied to the May
basket by a blade of stout grass. . ;
VMy , dear little feweetheart of -long
ago," it ran, "do yon suppose f of one
instant that I Intend to wait for you
to bid me .come to Craigmere? 1 will
k eJ ' '--V
One of the
be there ta liid you welcome not on
the stately terrace of your Italian villa.
but down In the woods where I gath
ered these. And. whangs more. I want
you to come to me witn clean nanas
and an empty purse. Rend for your
lawyers. Tell them to take what they
want and give'the rest to the hounds
who are fighting you. Turn your bact
on It all the ghastly skeletons of tte
pant, the scandal, the publicity, the bit
terness of it all. You have never had
a happy day since your purse was lined
with his gold. Come; love: 'tis May
day. and the world is still young for
you and me. Be the queen of my May
today and for every May day to come.
I am waiting." . '
For almost an hour Eleanor Carey
sat there, the spring blossoms fading
under her hot clasped bands. Her
breakfast turned cold. Her maid slip
ped in and out of the room, silent and
apparently unobservlng. Then her
mistress turned to her suddenly.
"Adeline, call my lawyers: you know
the numler, Broad. Tell Jenkins
we- will take the. 1:45 instead of .the
3:10 train for Craigmere. That Is all.
At 4 o'clock that afternoon Donald
Gregory waited on a moss grown log
in the wood adjoining Craigmere. Ail
around him " bloomed the unfragrant,
exqiiis;tely tinted wild flowers, while
dogwood petals fell in a snowy shower
on thick moss and, modeat blooms alike.
His Parisian friends . would hardly
recognize bint. Gone was the Van
dyck beard,' gone the shabby cordu
roys, the flowing tie. In their stead
Gregory was clean shaven as in tbe
old days when he had made and filled '
Eleanor's May basket year after year.
For the corduroys he wore n light gray
suit, a soft madras outing shirt, a soft
gray silk tie. lie looked the boyish
lover, not the successful artist.
And toward him. treading the path
way among fne dogwood petals, came
the lady of bis heart, clad In a simple
frock of blue and white wash stuff and
a low flat hat wreathed with flowers.
She held out her bands. He took them
and the smiling woman to his heart.
"Dear girl. he murmured In her ear.
"it is good to be young in May.
And the woman raised hef eyes to
his, eyes from which had passed every
trace of bitterness and anxiety and dis
appointment, as she answered stead
fastly, "Yes, Donald; it is goodT
In every clime its fame is heard, t
Its name has spreau from sea to
sea, ' - -'
Be not surprised if In the other world
, You're made to take Rocky Moun
tain Tea. Begin now.
Harper House Pharmacy. v
Eczema is Now Curable. -
A St. Louis chemist, after many
years of careful experimenting and in-
vestigationfrfias discovered a simple
remedy that has cured hundreds of
cases: of eczema that had been pro-
nounced incurable. This chemist be
lieved that eczema . and . all itching
skin diseases were" of local origin and
were caused by germs 'which attaclced .
and fed on the skin. He began :td
search for a remedy that would de-.
stray these germs, and found that by
combining the active" principles of cer
tain well known vegetable drugs, and
applying them locally, tbe first appli
cation stopped the Itching and .burn
ing, and if: used persistently : would .
drive all germs and their poisons 'to '
the surface of the skin, and, destroy
them, leaving a nice clear, healthy
skin. He gave this remarkable rem
edy tbe suggestive name of Zemo, .
and 6ince Its introduction to the pub
lic Zemo has proved a very popular
remedy and is today recognized the1
most successful and meritorious rem
edy ever produced for the relief and
cure of eczema and all. diseases of
the skin and scalp. '
Harper House pharmacy , endorses
nd recommends Zemd and says that
they believe Zemo . to be an honest
ruediclne and will do all that is claim
ed for It. - - ;.. ' ,