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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, JULY 20, 1908.
of the week, aud theu ouen up at 6:30. Walters, lots 15. 1G. block 2. Dickson
they close, up at noon on Wednesday. & Young's addition, Milan. $1.
Humor on? Philosophy
V By DUNCAN M. SMITH
Wednesday is generally a dull day in I William L. Heath to Charles H
retail Hues, and the loss of trade is Walters, lots 13. 10. block 2. Dickson
nominal. It was first tried last week, & Young's addition, Milan. ?Go0
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and both salesmen and proprietors are J Georgia T: First to Walter A. kuss,
enthusiastic over its possibilities. lot 19, block .4, Twenty-first street ad
dition. Rock Island. $1,175.
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Monday, July 20, 1908.
I hereby announce myself an a Candi
date for the democratic nomination for
rrprexcntatlve from the Thirty-third
I . . 1 .H.. .-!.. m.lilui.t 1 tho flo.
c-ision of the democratic voters of tlie
district us voicAl at the primary elec
tion Auk. 9,'-and ask the support of all
who dcum mo worthy.
C. C. WILSON. .
IW-iiiK a candidate for the democratic
nomination for representative in Ills;
legislature from the Thirty-third sena
torial distrlet. subject to the decision
or-thc primaries of Aug. ft. I respect
fully solicit the support of my friends
and all those who deem me deserving
and worthy. H. 1. WHEELMAN.
The great event of the week will be
the Booster club's naval doings.
Most men have to die to be appreci
ated, bnt most men hate to dio to be
It Is again authoritatively asserted
that the talk of war with Japan is
sheer nonsense. That is common sense.
Merely in the line of suggestion it
may be mentioned that the industry
of naming children after nominees is
pretty slow just now.
Democrats should not permit them
selves to become involved in republi
can primary fights among themselves.
The game is not worth the cost.
Twenty years ago a German taught
the Japanese how to make shell but
tons. Now Japan is exporting shell
buttons to 'Germany, France, and oth
Washington Post: A prominent or
nithologist says the song of the bird
was originally a cry of alarm. Some
one ought to find out what the song of
the torn cat originally was.
Wouder if Judge Taft has picked out
a man yet to succeed him as president?
Why should he not do this, since Mr.
Roosevelt has set the fashion? . But
perhaps' Mr. Taft is going to defer this
task until he sees whether or not he
Fort Madison Democrat: What states
do we expect to carry for Bryan? Ex
cuse .our modesty, but we expect to
carry 'the north, south, west, middle
west, New York and Pennsylvania and
scare the republicans stiff in New Eng
land. Treasurer Sheldon ha3 a roll of honor
for the trusts which contribute to the
Taft campaign fund. A gift of $10,000
will give the contributor a small blue
seal; $100,000 a bunch of gold stars,
and any larger sura will guarantee a
seat in the cabinet and a free, trip to
Pekin is" building a large factory to
make window glass, which Is largely
used in China, and forms one of its
principal imports from foreign coun
tries. The capital'is Chinese, the ma
thlnery British, and Germans will man
age the factory. The glass works at
Posham, province of Shantung, are a
Efforts are being made in London to
further the emigration of British wo
men to South Africa. It is declared
that the only immigrants desired at
present . In . South Africa are women,
Of'the 311 who went there from the
United Kingdom In the last 12 months
a' large majority were teachers, all of
whom found ready engagements at the
" Bloom in gt on Bulletin: Dr. Reed of
Cincinnati is announced as a candidate
for senator to beat Foraker. He is
said to be closely affiliated with the
Taft forces. It Is highly probable that
Dr. '. Reed, ere the campaign is over,
will be much busier with the problem
of how to elect Tart than how to beat
Foraker. It's no secret that Ohio is a
debatable state and if Foraker disposes
he. can make it a democratic state in
November.'- - . ' ;
About twice the height of the Wash
iitgton monument and 74 feet-higher
than the Eiffel tower will. be the alti
tude of the ball on the flagpole of a
proposed - new insurance building In
New York he building itself will ue
909 feet, or more than lour times the
""height of ;. Bunker Hill monument
These are sensational and impressive
figures -but what "do they reflect of
the godb . taste). . good . judgment and
business sanity of the country? '
Springfield, merchants have taken, a
new tack on the matter of half holiday
for their salespeople. ' . Instead of clos -
ing. Saturday afternoon, which Is ack -
nowledged to be one of the best days
Every registered voter is entitled to
participate in the primaries Aug. 8.
There wiU be. eg registration prior to
the primarios. A voter who is not
registered in "the "precinct in which he I
resides, bat who has 'moved in since I
March 17 last, and has lived in his
precinct 30 days, in tho county 90 days
and in the state one year," may have
his vote sworn in. The fact that a per-
sun was uui legisiereu in uis iui uici i
precinct is no bar to swearing in a
vote. ....... .. j
The polling booths will be located at
the regular voting places.. ......
The polls will be dp5n from C a. m.
until 5 p. m. - .
Voters when they enter the polling
places will ask for the primary ballot
of the party to which they belong.
Voters are entitled to vote for a com
mitteeman of their precinct, the name
to be written or attached in a blank
space left on the ballot for this pur- J
pose. The writing of the name print-
ed of their choice is all that is needed I
to record a vote for precinct commit-1
teeman. The names of candidates for
state and senatorial committeemen I
will be printed on the ballot and the
voter will mark a cross in the square
in front of the name of the persons he I
desires to vote for as state and seua-
torial committeemen. I
There will be no circle on the official
ballot. It is to be marked by the voter I
in the booth at the polling place by
placing a cross (X) in the square in
front of the name of each candidate
for nomination of his choice for each
office to be filled
Voters will be entitled to cast a dl
rect vote ior candidates for the fol
lowing offices: State, including mem-
oers of the board of equalization; con-
Bietbiuu.il, beiiaionai, appellate court
tieia. county omcers. sanitary mstrictl,,
........ ...... .. . . . ... I
trustees, and municipal court judges I
in Chicago and an advisory vote on the
candidates for United States senator.
Any person entitled to vote has the
right to absent himself from his em-1
ploynient for a period of two hours to I
vote, without penalty, provided appli-
cation for such leave is .made prior to
the day of the primary.
The Trusts aud the Forests.
A lumber trust, wit li an entirelv
, f,-ca'aisn- is bulletined western states to get out republican
o h-S" i . f TW, nipany is votes. The conference, which is ex
to hate a capital stock of $300,000,000 tn nvM n ,al.c ,,
and is backed by Weyerhaeuser, the
lumber king, who has taken the novel
position , of ; offering the services of
the new combine to the government
m aiding the movement to preserve
the country's forests. Heretofore tho
lumber combines have apparently had
but the one thought in view and that
was to denude the timber' tracts of
the nation as ranidlv as nossihlP and
et the lumber turned into?cash. The
new combine . proposes to place a
limit on the output, prohibit the cut
ting of timber of small size and to
provide for a systematic freeplanting
of forest grounds that have been cut
It must not be inferred that th;
new lumber trust is being inspired by
any philanthropic motives. The lum
ber barons realize that there will be
little lumber in the country in the
next 20 years unless something is
done, and done promptly, to protect
me forest ' reserves and ..the other
sources of lumber sunnlv. Accord.
nigiy, these men have volunteered
their expert assistance in the work
ui forest preservation. The extent to
wr.Ich the government will accept as
sistance from such sources remains
to be determined, but the fact that
he lumber men are taking such ac
lion Is proof that the movement for
the conservation, of our forests was
not started any too soon.
. Ijabor and Bryan.
The following communication from
a wageworker published in the Xew
York World contains much food for
thought by the wageworkers of the
country. Read itr
"The conventions are over; our can
didates are named. Union men. whom
are you going to vote for? .The re
publican pary the party the union
labor has built from the foundation
have refused to recognize us or our
demands.. .They won't refuse-to recog
nize the trusts and their campaign
funds. No, they are. glad enough to
set them, and will . give them some
thing just as good in return. What
are we going to do about it" Are we
going to stand idly by and look on? I
gues not. .-We are going to assert our
rights as never before and show our
disapproval of, their stand by voting
solidly for William Jennings Bryan of!
Nebraska, thereby making his elec
tion absolutely certain. .
'New York. July 14." J
RECORD OF COURT HOUSE
, Real Estate Transfers.
John. T. Campbell to Edward F.
Wade, lot 4, John T. Campbeirs sub
division lot 24, and north 40 7-10 feet
lot 25, Campbell's addition to South
Rock Island. J350.- ' -
John Christenson to E. M. Mitchell,
east 50 feet lot- 4. block I; M. 'Ed
ward's Second addition, Moline. $1.
R S. Woodburn to J. " J. Claude,
part southeast northwest quarter sec
ltion C-17-lw. ' $250."
' ' Evaline " E. Heath 'Ui William
worthv. nart southwest northeast
Luarter section 27-17-3w: also . east
one - half southeast quarter section 2S
17.3w. also part Tots 1 2 3. in sub
division of north one-half southwest
Quarter section 27-l7-3w; also un
divided one-half lot 5, block 3G, An
Hartz, Marshall & Smith to Ellen
s. Andrews. lots 10, 11. block 3, replat
block 3 Island View, Heights addition,
FLORIDA TOWN PLACES
BAN 0W AERIAL SCORCHERS
Kissimmee Council Passes Ordinance
and City Police Ask for Airship
to Fly for Them.
Kissimmee, Fla., July 20. This place
has shown progress even more rapid
than the development of inventions m
legislation designed for the control of
the products of science. '
This is shown by an ordinance just
enacted by the city council "regulating
the employment of airships within Kis
simmce Citv." The nenalty of a fine
of not more than $300 or imprisonment
for riot more than 90 days in the cala
boose is fixed for any violations,
The boundaries of the town lie on
terra firma. as in the past, but this
surface place is projected 20 miles up-
ward so as to bring into the town's
control all flying machines above it
The city police say they want an
aeroplane of the most approved type
to arrest all offenders
HITCHCOCK AND COMMITTEE
Meeting at Colorado City to Plan West
Colorado Springs, Col., July 20.
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k7CfVUiCII oimto anu ivi n-a m.v.
represented here today by republican
Inational committeemen and state chair
men at a conference called by Frank
Hitchcock, chairman of the republican
national committee for the purpose of
devising systematic methods for carry
nS on the campaign in the west for
Taf and Sherman. The leaders are
very enthusiastic over plans made by
Hitchcock to bring them together so
that by an exchange of ideas up-to-date
methods may be employed in all the
pected to extend over two days, will
Accident on Battleship Kearsarge Sat
urday, But Not Known Till Today.
Honolulu, July 20 A bursting steam
1ipe on the forward starboard boiler
Pf the battleship Kearsarge of the Al
Ianuc IIeei in-ureQ nve OI ine nreroora
crew seriously. The accident occurred
late Saturday, but the news did not
become generally Known uutu mis
Maine and Alabama Arrive at Manila.
Manila, July 20. The battleships
Maine and Alabama, composing the
special service squadron which is
oing around the world in advance, of
tho American Atlantic fleet, arrived
here today. The battleships start for
Singapore July "27.
All the news all the time THE
Nineteeth street, south
of Harper house.
looo sr iOc
Thursday Evening,, July 23,
;; ' on y -
Steamer W. W.
" '' " ' by ;
Young People's Society, Swedish Luth
eran Church, Moline
Cood music, light refreshments. ,
,Boat leaves Rock Island at 8:15. "
Ladies and children, 25 cents: gents
.Id cents. ; ." .
It is an easy matter to talk, but hard
to collect wages for It
If any one wants to remove supeM
fluous adipose tissue let him join the
ranks of the unemployed.
tries out a fat
man, what Is the
When a man
admits that he
is honest, it is
well to look up
Mosquito bites are much worn with!
bathing suits this season of the year.
Monkeys lire in blissful ignorance of
the fact that we are their descendants.
When nerves are strained the double
distilled essence of patience makes the
If you are sufficiently determined you
can prove anything that you want to.
Bad hunfor is a sigual of distress,
but all other craft steer clear of it.
When you try to .get funny with
some folks, the jokes get all over your
Being big is no evidence of ability.
If it were an elephant could catch a
Some people are bo lachrymose that
even when they laugh the tears come
to their eyes.
And then some men are too good to
The orators In silvpr tones
Their strident voices raise
To tear to shreds some candidate
And sing another's praise.
But when flection day appears
The fellows will be heard
Deciding the momentous cas
Who do not say a word. .
Vpon a corner of the street
Tho talking ones hold sway.
The people listen for awhile.
Then make their getaway.
They might as well attempt to prors
The moon Is made of cheese.
The voters listen to the chaff
And vote just as they please.
The orators are full of noise
And loaded to the euarda -
With facts that prove the rich prevail
Because they stack the cards.
The weary voter stands around
And listens more or tesa. ' .
But when he comes to oast his vot-
He takes another guess.
A portion of the scheme.
It gives the persons bottled ui .
A chance to let oil steam.
Hut noise is not the barge on whlcr
The greater numbers float.
The candidate who vins is he
Who has the silent, vote. ; .
- Not For the Immature.
Telf me a fairy story, papa.'
"I don't know any, my child.'
"Oh, yes, you do. I overheard you
Brown-that.rou would have
e to mamma."
to tell one
Offering a Suggestion.
"I dreamed last night that I kissed
"Dreams, you know, go by con;
"That. is just what I thought when I
woke up--that you would be contrary
about it" x
"Can't you dream tonight that you
didn't kiss me?"
How He Knew.
"How -do you like the platform?"
"Oh. I don't know. How do you?"
"It is the rankest platform any party
"To tell the truth. I haven't read it.
"Well, neither have I. But you
know, I never did Vote that ticket"
More or Less.
W hope, and life la fair Indeed:
We strlvo with hearts that trerrible;
We He like fury when we've need
That is, we all dissemble.
Give Them the Right Start.
"Any log bouses out through your
part of the country?"
"Only a few. They have about all
"That's too bad. They ought to keen
at least enoush of them in use to
ralse our presidents in."
Contentment is a tiappy state
At lea at so it Is aaid
But. thinking of It. on the whole,
- We'd rather not be dead.
How are you off for clothes?"
T h.ivon't a st!tfh tt rrtv nnma"
Say, that'll make you a fine bathing
suit" " - - .
"He's very-good hearted."
"When did he make an assignment".! -na mfl
-rt - " - -,- ---- -4wJut.liM;
SljeTIrgus Daily Short Story
The Lady of the Lilacs. By Phillip Kcan.
Copyrighted, 1908, by Associated Literary Press.
Sherwood called her "The Lady of
the Lilacs'' because always on spring
days there was a bunch of lilacs on
her desk, offerings from the girls to a
best loved teacher.
"You simply can't help loving her,"
Betty Buyues said to Sherwood in her
emphatic young girl way. "You simply
can't help it. Uncle Jack."
'I don't see." Uucle Jack veutured.
"where her particular charm comes
"She's so sweet," Betty analyzed.
"and dainty and and snd"- Betty
was gettiug into deep water. "Anyhow,
Sherwood always called for his niece
after school and drove her out to Sher
wood farm, where Betty and her wid
owed mother' made their home with
him. The farm was beyond the town
a great piace, with great barns, where
were housed the beautiful horses that
bad made the farm famous.
As he sat. in the trap waiting he
could look right into the windows of
the room where Miss Duval taught,
and he could see her head bent over
her desk, with the great bunch of lilacs
making n background.
"Look here," he said to Betty one
afternoon as they drove away in the
sunshine, "I'd like to paint her that
war." - .
What way?" asked Betty.
'Paint Miss Duval just her head.
bent a little, against a background of
lilac blooms, with a circle of gold in
closing it like a halo."
"Oh. L'ncle Jack," Betty's face was
beaming, "it would be lieautiful."
"I'd call it 'The Lady of the Lilacs.
Sherwood planned. "By George, Betty,
I believe it would be the best thlug
But "The Lady of the Lilacs" when
approached refused to be painted. "Oh
?,eas tpl m f T ?
breathlessly. that I eouldn t think of
such n thing. I nin sure he can find a
better model. Betty."
"He can't." Betty said obstinately.
'Tlease. please. Miss Duval."
The little teacher shook her head.
Don't insist, dear," she said. "I real
"Now. what do you think of that.
Uncle Jack," said Betty, almost In
tears, as they drove away that night.
I don't know what to think," said
Sherwood. "I hate to give up the idea."
"Well, don't give It up," Betty said.
You know you always get your own
way when you want it, Uncle Jack."
Yes, I do." said Sherwood thought-
Several days later when Betty came
out of the school arm In arm with the
little teacher Sherwood met them at
"Won't you let us drive you home,
Miss Duval?" he urged. "We will go
the long way round, and it will do you
Miss Duval hesitated. "Ob." she be
gan, but Betty Interrupted: "Of course
you'll go. You've never driven behind
the Buckner team, and they are such
It developed that Miss Duval was
from Kentucky and that she loved
horses. "I used to ride a great deal
out there." she admitted
"Why can't you ride b?re?" Sber-
wood demanded. "We have a half doz
en ladles' mounts In the stables that
are growing fat and lazy for want of
.."I haven't a habit" Miss Duval de
"I have two," Betty announced
promptly, 'and' you can wear one
On SaturdayMiss Duval in Betty's
covert cloth habit and three cornered
I hat and mounted on Halda Buckner
1 B wansiormea creature.
I thought she -was pretty. . was
anerwood s mental comment "but bv
li Jove, sne's a beauty,
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And more and more he yearned to
To that end he "paid her most de
voted attention, and it became a regu
lar thing for the little teacher to spend
the week ends at Sherwood farm. Bet
ty's mother found her charming.
I am glad to have Betty under her
influence," she told her brother. "She
is a lady to her ringer tips."
"Yes," Sherwood agreed moodily,
"but I wish she would let nie paint her
as 'The Lady of the Lilacs.'"
IIi3 sister flared indignantly. "I
don't believe you ever look at a woman
except from the standpoint of art."
Sherwood laughed. "I don't fall In
love easily, if that Is what you mean,"
he said and shrugged his shoulders and
That afternoon he sauntered down .
to the end of the big garden, where
Dulcie Duval was pouring tea. The
little table was set under a lilac bush,
and the fragrance -of the blossoms
filled the air.
Betty, on the other side of the bush,
was playing tennis with a boy from
town. Mrs. Baynes had been called to
the house, and Sherwood was alone
with the Liiac Lady.
"I wish you . would let me paint
your picture." he said to her. -
"No," she said slowly. "I -am not
sure that I like the idea of my pic
ture hanging in a gallery for the pub
lic to gaze at."
"Surely," Shervod urged, "one
should not keep beauty hidden."
"I am not beautiful," she said quiet
ly. She leaned back in the big wicker
chair. Her face was very pale, and
there were shadows under her eyes.
Behind her the lilacs tossed their pale
purple plumes in the spring breeze.
"I am not beautiful," sh repeated.
'but I think 1 ought to tell you why
I do not want my picture placed be
fore the public."
It was such a simple little tale. She
was married. That was the fact that
was borue in upon him with stunning
force. Her busbaud had, been her
father's choice, not her own.
"We were rich," she explained, "but
after my father's death my husband
spent everything. we had, and I was
very unhappy. So I-rau away and
took my maiden name. Aud that is
why I do not want my picture to ap
pear. I do not want nim to find me
She said it vehemently, with a little
flush on her cheeks. "My father said
love wcild come," she went on , hur
riedly, "but it did not. I felt for
Betty's sake I ought to tell you. It's
such unpleasant history that you
might not care to have me with her so
much." . ,
Sherwood flung up, bis bead. Sud
denly it seemed to him that there was
nothing, that be so much wished to do
as to shelter her from misfortune.
"Betty will always be honored by
your presence, as we all are as we
shall always be," he said, and she
smiled at him and held out her hand.
"Somehow I felt that I had found a
friend," she said simply. "That Is why
I told you. It seemed best, and I knew
you would understand."
That afternoon Sherwood went for a
long ride on his favoiite horse. Max
tell, and during that ride he fought a
battle. Now that Dulcie Duval was
out of reach she seemed the most desir
able thing in the "world. Indeed, from
the first moment she had been desira
ble," but he had let the artist in him
blind the lover.He had made himself,
think that It was her picture, not her
self, that he wanted. . . . .. ...
And now that he knew that he loved
her he felt that he must go away
back to Faris to the studio to the
dreams thafhad of late been partially
submerged In his practical plans for
Sherwood farm. ' - r -.
, When be came back that night, Betty
met him' on the porch.
- "We arajroingjtocj jrid-earljjn,the
morning," she said. "Miss Duval and I.
and I want you- to go with us."
"Not tomoiTow, Bettykins," he de
murred. 'I've got a lot of things to
do. I am planning to spend the sum
mer in Paris." - -
Betty'sdismayed exclamation brought
his sister and Miss Duval. -
"He's going away," Betty cried, "and
he doesn't know when he will come
And Sherwood, watching the face of
the Lady of the Lilacs, saw it grow
pale, and his heart leaped at the
thought that she cared.
Iu the early morning from his bed
room window he saw them ride away.
Five minntes later he was at the
stables. "How" does it happen that
Mies Duval Is riding Maxtell?" be de
manded of a groom. .
"Hulda is lame," said the man, "and
Miss Duval insisted on riding Maxtell.
We tried to get her to have one of the
other mouuts, but she wouldn't."
"Maxtell can't be trusted," said
Sherwood sharply, "not with a lady.
Ue never likes the flutter of skirts."
"I know, sir." The man looked wor
ried. . . v
"Well, . get '"Buckner ' Belle ready,"
Sherwood ordered, "and I'll go after
As he cantered down to the gate a
boy met him with a telegram. With
out looking at the address, - Sherwood
tore it opeu,. theu as a . half . dozen
words confronted him he saw that it
wa not for him, but for Miss Duval.
Her husband was dead," her lawyer
wired, and she must come at once. .
In that moment the whole world
changed for Sherwood. He knew that
it was unseemly for him to grow
light hearted because of the death of a
fellow cjeature. But for her it meant
freedom, for Dim happiness., i:
He paid the boy and spurred bis
horse to greater speed, T and at last he
saw ahead of biiu Betty .'on a sturdy
little mare; Dulcie, holding in Maxtell,
who danced along the road in a way
that spelled danger.
Aud even as Sherwood looked Max
And after him, like a shot, went
The big horse was not a match for
the brilliant mare, and presently Sher
wood was beside Dulcie, his hand on
Maxtell, meek as a lamb at the sound
of the well known voice, stopped so
suddenly that Dulcie swayed and slip
ped from his back Inertly. Sherwood,
dropping the bridles, caught her in his .
"Dulcie," he said impulsively; "Dul
She opened her eyes. "Please," she
said faintly, "let me go. You mu3t
Hush:" he said. "You are not strong
enough to stand alone, and you have
a right here. You are free at last
Her startled eyes met his. : "How?"
He is dead." ie said quietly. "You
are to go to Kentucky this afternoon.
Betty's mother will go with you."
He released ber then and went on in
steady tones. -
"But you will come back, Dulcie.
When n a feel that it is right you
will come back to roe?"
Betty Was pounding down the road
on the sturdy mare. Dulcie looked up
at Sherwood. ' strong and grave be
tween the beautiful horses.
"Yes," she said, and suddenly her
face was illumined. "Yes, I will come
back, and you shall :iaint me your
Lady of the Lilacs.' " -
It Cant B Beat. . ,
: ,The best ot all teacher8T is exper
ience. : C. M Harden,; of Silver City,
North Carolina, saysr T'flnd Electric
Bitters does-all that'fc. claimed for it
For stomach," liver and kidney troubles
ir can't be beat I hare , tried It and ;
find It a most", excellent medicine:"
Mr. Harden is right; lt th6 best o all
medicines, also for weakness, lame back
and all run down conditions. Best too
for chills and - malaria. Sold - under
gurantee by all druggists. SOc.