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THE ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. MAY 20,1908:
THE ARGUS. ,
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C TRADES "aI COUNCltfr
Wednesday, May 20, 1908.
Congress proposes to adjourn May
Everything looks good for Rock .Is-'
land. Join the ranks of the boosters.
Noah wasn't a prohibitionist. He
tried. the water and preferred wine.
The railroads are acquiring the ex
cursion habit" again. So will the
corporations just "' as democrats are.
Hut -just now, when congressmen are
being nominated who have refused to
reform the tariff, Is' no time to take, a
rest. From now until election day; la
a time for work. :"' h"
The standpat cry of "give us a rest"
Is just what produced the panic and
the 1 continuing . business depression.
Eternal vigilance, with but little rest,
is the cause of prosperity.
Senator Thomas S. Martin of Vir
ginia, CI years of age, rarely makes
a speech, yet he is known as one of
the most influential men on the demo
cratic side. ' .
The city of Pittsburg is offered a
tract of land for $175,000, and finds
that it is assessed for taxation at $1S.
000, "A town never knows how rich
it is," says the St Louis Globe, "until
it invests in real estate."
The Manufacturers' association is
about to organize a business men's
political party" to take a hand in the
approcning campaign. After the bat
tle is over they will have more ex
perience and less money.
Recording to an exchange a retired
farmer living in Brighton always
brings a bawling calf In from the farm
every spring to keep the family from
getting homesick with a touch of coun
try life at calf weaning time.
J)ebts of Big Cities. -
Interesting facts regarding the debts
of big cities and their' consequences
have come to light as a result of the
formal investigation into the matter
of getting more money for needed; im
provements which is now being con
ducted by the mayors of Chicago and
other Illinois municipalities. The in
vestigation shows that Chicago has the
least indebtedness of, any city ap
proaching It in size. Bostonjs one of
the most heavily bonded communities;
that city has "a net debt of f 57,000,000,
or $94 a head. Philadelphia's debt is
$40 per capita, and Cleveland's only
. To New York is reserved the doubt
ful honor of heading the list in the
matter of liabilities. Its enormous debt
of $000,000,000 represents a liability of
nearly $150 per capita. In comparison
with this, Chicago's debt; of $08,000,000,
or $33 per head, seems a mere baga
telle. Under the terms of the present
charter .this debt cannot be materially
increased until the population grows.
and the need of finding some way of
further financing in the meantime with
out raising- the taxes is what led Chi
cago to se6k the advice of other cities
which are in the same predicament.
The- committee of Illinois mayors
which is now working on the problem
is a unique organization. Officially it
has no existence, but practically it .Is
blazing the -way 'for' similar organiza
tions, which will be started in other
states if the Illinois plan proves suc
cessful. The executives meet from
time to time and compare results, but
most of the work is done by individ
uals along lines laid out by the whole
body. The investigation has not been
under way sufficiently long for any
final conclusions to be reached, but
enough has already been-accomplished
to indicate the value of the work
Among the question which are re
ceiving attention are the limit of bond
ed Indebtedness, the taxing of public
service corporations, and the financing
of municipal utilities
From southern, Illinois comes a re
port that this year will see the larg
est applo crop in the history of the
state. What brand of cider did Dick
Yates give those fe'.lows down there
to make them see like that?
The president and Mr. Carnegie do
not seem to be able to get together
on a peace program, but the lattc
says: "When President Roosevelt is
as old as I am he will take a more
roseate view of coming peace."
Skim milk Is worth 35 cents per 100
or more, according to the rule estab
lished by Wisconsin experts. They
lay down the rule that 100 pounds
of skim milk will make as much pork
as a half bushel of corn. Corn is 75
cents per bushel, and there you have
Although France has had compulsory
education for about 25 years, the per
centage of illiterates reaches the high
figure of 40 per 1,000 men, and 60 per
1,000 women. In this regard Germany
appears to great advantage, as it has
only , four illiterates per 1,000 of population.
Now that the government mint has
begun coining gold pieces once more
with the old-time motto, "In God We
Trust," despite the. Roosevelt man
date, it is of interest to recall the sig
nificant coincidence that the panic o!
last year began just about the time
the new coins without the motto made
their appearance. We may indulge
the hope, therefore, that coincidence
with .the appearance of the coins now
being minted we may noteva marked
boom In our reviving national pros
Rubbing; the "Dry" in.
The liquor interests of Decatur
have donated $500 to assist in the en
forcement of the local option law. In
stead of fighting the law the former
saloonkeepers are urging the city coun7
cil to pass ordinances making it impos
sible for drug stores to sejl liquor "ex
cept for medicinal and sacramental
The liquor men do not claim that
they have become converts'" to the
local option cause. Their purposes is
to" make Decatur so "dry" that with
in 18 months a majority of the people
will say too much dryness Is not a
good thing. They evidently , believe
that a real drouth lasting a year ami
a half will either kill enough drys to
reduce the majority, or; else mave
-them 'so sick they don't jw ant It . to
last longer. ' . '- ;''.,.' ; '- ;" .'.
Important Information Concerning Past and
:- i Coming National Political Conventions.
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THIRD OR OTHER PARTY CONVENTIONS.
What parties have held national: conventions besides the Rer5
licans and Democrats? .
There have been several. The first political national convention
ever held was by the so called Anti-Masonic party in 1831. The Dem
ocratic nartv has been in existence since that date. The National
Republicans were followed by the Whigs and they by the Repub
licans, who have been in existence since 1S56. Other parties whicli
have nominated presidential candidates have been the Liberty party,
the Free Soilers, the Americans or Know Nothings, the liberal Re
publicans, Prohibitionists, Labor, People's, Socialists.
Has any national party besides the two great predominant parties
ever been successful? .
No, but they have sometimes "so held the balance as to determine
the election. For instance, the Liberty party defeated Clay in'lb40,
and the Prohibitionists defeated Blaine in 1884.
What parties besides the Republican and Der ocratic will probably
nominate presidential candidates this year?
The Prohibitiftnists, the Independence League, the Socialist and
possibly some Labor party.' i,
What would happen if a third party candidate should obtain enough
electoral votes to prevent the Republican or Democratic candidates from
having a majority in the electoral 'college ?
The election for president would" be decided by the house of rep
resentatives and that for vice president by the senate. .
Slje ?Irgus Daily Short Story
"Lamson Pride."-By Clarissa Mackie.
(Copyrighted, 1908, by the Associated Literary Press.)
How About the Kock Inland Kml?
Quincy Herald: Macomb is all stir
red ub over the proposition of the
Rock Island Southern to build its elec
tric line from Monmouth into the Mc
Donough county capital. - The road
could be built for a little, more than
half a million dollars and would open
up a. fine section of territory. If the
plan is carried out it will materially
affect the lines of the C, B.& Q,
where the stations have been closed
in the retrenchment effort.
Of Interest to Democrats.
Washington, D. C, May 20. Editor
Argus: The national democratic, con
gressional campaign committee has be
gun active operations at its headquar
ters at Washington, D. C. In addition
to its regular work, it Is now prepar
ing a campaign handbook which it
hopes to have ready for distribution
by July 1 two or three months earlier
The committee is charged with the
duty of assisting, in every way possi
ble, the election of a democratic con
gress. We wish the active cooperation
of every voter in the United States
who believes, with us, that the election
of a democratic congress would great
ly benefit the country. We must rely
upon the people to sustain our work by
giving information as to local cohdi
tions and suggestions for our guidance.
Each individual can at least aid us
by making a contribution. Will he
not do so and Interest others in help-
ing us, too?
We wish our campaign handbook
distributed as generally as possible,
and we will furnish a copy, as soon as
published, to every one who contrib
utes to our committee.
Send remittances to me at Washing
ton, D. C. JAMES T. LLOYD,
, For stomach troubles, biliousness
and constipation try Chamberlain's
fatomach. and Liver Tablets. Many re
markable cures -have been effected by
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tor sale by all druggists.
Give Us a Rest.
- Can prosperity be manufactured, to
order? Some St. Louis people, seem
to think so and have therefore organ-J
ized 'the "National Prosperity asaocia-'
7tIon." Is, is- much to be doubted,
. though, from their motto, (if they feel i
hopeful of results, for "give us- a rest
and sunshine" indicates that tired feel-'
ing that . has reduced ; the volume of,
v business after the republican debauch'
, of the last few years. Those members
ol . the Prosperity association who are
republicans are perhaps tired oLTeddy, '
and undoubtedly they are tired of the
exactions of the tariff-fed trusts and
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN
V , '. -:;.- THE " . '
-QUESTION, YOU SHOULD NOT
FAIL TO SEE THE NEW
Sixteenth St and Fourth Ave.
THE FORD ,IS THE MOST
BUILT FQR THE PRICE. '
Seymour frowned savagely into the,
fire and rumpled his hair with Impa
tient fingers. ;
"If you would listen to reason," le
gan Pauline argunientatively, but her
fiauorr Interrupted her.
"Reason!" he snorted contemptuous
ly. "There1 Is no such word as reason
In a woman's vocabulary."
Miss Lamson arose from her. seat
and surveyed him with cool hauteur.
"You forget yourself, Mr. Seymour.
Remember, please, that you have not
now and never will, have the rlght to
address me iu that manner. I beg you
will excuse me, sir. Good night." She
swept from the room while Seymour
stared miserably after her.
Five, ten, fifteen minutes passed, and
Pauline did not return. Then Seymour
got ipon his feet, and, taking his hat
and stick, left the house with a sense
of deep. Injury, somewhat tempered by
the knowledge that he was entirely in
the wrong. , If Polly wanted the dining
room on the south side of the now
house they were building, what matter?
His own wishes were for n cool.
shady dining room on the north side of
the house, while the library occupied
the sunny southern exposure, where
Pauline could have blooming plants iu
the windows and where he could see
her bright head bending over hep sew
ing when he looked ur from bis work'
VVhaW?vil spirit had tempted him to
argue the question with her and to ne t
like an unmannerly brute? Now there
would be no home at all. He turned
in at the club and spent the evening in
solitary wretchedness. '
Miss Lamson made dignified haste to
her own iroom. where islie locked the
door and confided to her pillow that
Bob Seymour was a sour, cross, crab-
bod old thing and that she was glad
they would never be married. Upon
this reflection she sobbed more bitterly,
Finally, when the fury of her brief;
mental storm had subsided, she heard
the closing of the front door and the
echo of familiar footsteps on the pave
ment dying into silence. . ' '
She sat up energetically. .
"Pauline Lamson. you are a little
foof!" she soliloquized. "If Bob wants
the library on the south side of the
house, what difference does it make to
you? He has to work in there most of
the day, while the dining room is only
used at mealtimes, and it doesn't mat
ter where It is. Now there won't !e
any library, north or south, nor any
dining room nor anything, for I cannot
go back on my word. A Lamson never
She sobbed herself into a most un
pleasant slumber, which was broken
by frequent. lapses into wakefulness,
and at last a gray morning dawned.
And all the mornings and afternoons
were gray after that, for Bob Seymour
did not come to sue for 'pardon, and
neither did Pauline send the little noto
which would have brought him repent
ant to her feet.
It was Seymour pride against Lam
son pride, and so Love drew his rosy
mantle about him and spread his wings
to be about other and more profitable
"I came by the new house today.
Paul ine.r and it Is a dear!" Emilie
ItayVnond helped herself to another
bonbon from the dish'ou Tanline's. tea
table and nibbled it appreciatively.
"Yes? Pauline's srolce was faint,
and there was a pink flush in cither
, "Yesr mimicked" Miss Raymond pet
ulantly "Your indifference is well as
sumed, Polly.-dear. but" : ' ; '
"Emllie." said Pauline, with sadden
decision. "I must tell you I haven't
told another soul that Bob Seymour
and I are not going to. be married T .;
- Miss Raymond uttered a surprised
shriek. ' .: '. '
. - Polly Lamson. what do you mean?
minutes nj;o b was standing on the
steps vof tho naw house anJ from
what be said" She jiausad with cm-
barrassuientVand busied herself with
the bonbon dish.
'What did ha say?"- Tauline's tone
was icily cold.
"Why now. dear, of course 1 don't
understand anything about tb,e matter.
but he said wliou I hinted that I woi:ld
like to go over the house. 'Mr. Sey
mour will have that pleasure in the
spring, and he smiled so naturally
that I supposed" She looked ex
pressively at her friend. -
"It is probably some one else some
other girl," smiled Tnuline stiffly.
"It might be" was the disconcerting
reply. "I did see him talking to Linda
Burton -the othor day. and just as 1
passed them LHJd Vas saying. '1
much prefer the library in green too.'
I didn't think artythin.? about It at tho
time, but Lindan in certainly attrac
tive." r . ' -'
"Linda Irt a r?-T.'- sruslned Pauline.
pouring herself "another "cup of tea. :
."Well," remarked Emilie practically,
"of course I'm surprised to hear that
your engagement Is broken, but I
must say that Linda Burton can cer
tainly make that house look like a
dream. She Is an artist."
"That is so," said Pauline soberly.
"Linda's gowns are lovely."
After Emilie Raymond had fluttered
.jaway to another tea table and proba
bly to other confidences Tau'lne fled
to her own room, where she spent ti
very quiet hour. Then just as the
dusk was falling she donned her wraps
and crept out of the house and along
the avenue to that fIeasaut cross
street whereon stood the house of dis
sension, the house that had been built
with love as adviser and architect,
Pauline approached it timidly from
the opposite side of the street. She
would rather die than meet Bob Sey
mour In thut.viclnity. She could dimly
see thaf the house was quite complet
ed, a lawn graded and turfed with
green, and strange to relate It was
illuminated from top to bottom, and
there were . people moving about in
side. She slipped across the street and
entered lhe--yard.. 'Along the north wall
of the house ran a flagged path Jo the
rfar, and. when she hud walked along
this path she found herself directly
beneath a brlglltly lighted bow win
dow. Koine one was speaking.
"This is to be the library, Linda." said
Bob Seymour's voice, "and it will bo
green, of course."
"You are making a niistaue. Bob, in
using this room for the library. The
south room is much more suitable."
"Polly ' planned it this way, and I
want it to be exactly as she wishes.'
There was an obstinate note In Bob's
voice that Pauline knew well. She ut
tered a bewildered little gasp at the
complications of the situations
"Very well," said Linda cheerfully
"I only wish Polly were here to give
her oplulon about that shade of green
But I aiu very grateful to youRob, for
giving me an opportunity to display my
talents as a professional decoraton,
shall hope for an avalanche of orders
after this. Why don't you run up and
get Polly? We could decide aft these
puzzling matters at once."
"I dou't believe she could come down
this evening," came Bob's voice eva
sively and rather despondently. Pau
line choked. He was clinging to a last
hope that she would relent before It
was too late. He was comforting him
self with the hope that their. engage
ment was not formally broken, -
A moment later she found herself
speeding through the wide hall Into the
library. She slipped her hand through
Bob's arm, and she felt his start of sur
prise and then the warm, firm pressure
of his hand upon her own. .
"I came down to help choose the dec
orations. Bob," she sail! breathlessly.
"Good! Now everything will' be all
right!" exclaimed Iaida gayly.
And so it'was.
Humor and Philosophy
By DUNCAN M. SMITH
IN REAL LIFE.
The hero la the gentleman
Who jumps into the flame
And carries cripples to the street
To prove that he Is game,
Or maybe for variety
He leaps into the lake
And pulls a prci.y irai.ien out
To keep, himself awake.
That is the hero of romance.
Of story book and play,
Tho fellow who pulls down the goods
In such an easy way.
Outside of books and in the realm
Of everyday events .
The hero who adorns the stage
- May looks like thirty cents.
Tea, things are different on the stage.
For in the game of life
The hero is the man whose pay
Is handed to his wife.
The hero is the father strong
Who nightly walks the floor
With twins that will not go to sleep
And wiggle less or more.
The hero on the stage of life
"Ts one who passes by
The grounds where they are playing
And doesn't even try
To conjure up a good excuse
For half a day to ask.
But puts.it all behind his back
And drills on to his task.
Arv Important Lin. '
"She is a most accomplished
"Why. you have heard her sing?"
"Yes." . V
"And seen her paintings?"
"Then how can. you ask?"
"I have never tasted her plea."
Not by Machine.
"President's messages are not always
models of good English."
"They have to make a few grammat
ical errors in self defense."
"I don't see why."
"To prove that their private secre
taries didn't write the documents."
"You say you are very fond of art?"
"Oh. yes, indeed."
"2io; engravings on bank notes."
Hadn't Noticed It
Beer That Is Beer.
If you want to drink good beer, order
the Davenport Malting company's pale
export. Delivered anywhere in Rock
Island. Both phones, north 169.
Why. I was talking. with Bob not fire
On Sunday mbrning
you will want to linger
over your breakfast to
enjoy an extra cup of
coffee and read the
paper. The pleasure of
the day will probably de
pend upon the flavor,
aroma and salubrity of
the coffee If it is an
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The Certified Java and .Mocha (40 cU. per
pound), brown package, fourfold protected,
looks and tastes unlike any other coffee.
v The Certified Mexican and San Paulo (35
cts.), blue package, fourfold protected, has a
more pronounced flavor. The elusive after
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the reputation of the finest drinking coffee in
the world. ' V
The Certified Old Rio (25 cts.), yellow
package, fourfold protected, is over six years
old strong, rich, virile coffee of velvet smooth
ness; the kind vthat makes the Cafes of Rio
Janeiro everywhere famous.', . . '
The Certified Old Santos (25 cts.), red
package, is the coffee favored by people of
artistic temperament and refined tastes, a mild
coffee that is not weak, but full flavored; rich
4n body, but not over-stimulating or ''heady
a veVy dainty, salubrious drink that charms the
palate and quickens the perceptions. '
Ariosa, the original packaged coffee and
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' .. Choose your coffee with care, partake in
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The Old Coffee House
"Twins seem to run in that family."
T hadn't noticed It."
"But they do."
"The one3 I saw were not running.
They were just learning" to crawl."
Source of Inspiration.
"Jestboy wasn't at his best tonight.
He msually scintillates, but the few
stories he told were old ones."
"What can you expect? The patent
medicine almanacs are not out yet for
the year." ' .,.".
Not to Husbands. .
"A woman's Xo means Yes.' "
"You thin so?" ..
"I know so.yDon't you?" '.
"No; I am all over that illusion. I
am niiirrlivl "
Call to Action.
The congressman who has not worked
c Until li is brain was dizzj
Now that election draweth nlsh
Will alt at once get busy.
Any of us can play the fool, but It
requires a genius to make It pay well.
Probably tfie reason why ( there are
so many unhappy marriages Is because
there are so many empty cupboards.
Many a homely woman never let the
rest of the world discover her lack of
. If you don't take yourself too serl
ousiy, you are not so apt to be mau
light of by your neighbors.
A girl who can make an omelet Js
more desirable than one who ean make
a noise like a pianola.
We don't hate being in the wrong
half so much as we hate to let the oth
er fellow become aware of the fact
Many a wo
man has mar
ried a man to
Inform biiu and
then just kept
right on telling
Keep busy to
day and let to
hang.. . J
The size of a house may not bav
anything to do with the love In it. but
It Is sometimes related to. the mortgage
upon It. ' ; '
Some people don't like sympathy, be
cause they just can't bear cheap things.
People who 'say what they pleas
are those who don't owe any bills. :
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