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Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
Thursday, January 21, 1909.
If a few robins arcwaitlng around,
can' you blame them?
.The report is that "pig iron is soar-
Ing." We can hardly consider this a
fortunate figure of speech.
A man Is old when he begins to like
to tell his friends that he can read fine
print without the aid of glasses.
Hopkins is ever mindful of the in
terests of the railroads, and the rail
roads are ever mindful of Hopkins.
What the railroads with the assist-
the river and harbor hill is not worth '
William Howard Taft is to get twice
tho aalnrv nc nrpKident nf hia nredri-
, v ,
cessor. This is proper. Taft Is twice ;
as big a man.
Walter Wellman who sits next the
throne in Washington says there will
be no war with Japan. This is cheer
"No one with . brains," says Dr.
Clara Scott, "will kiss in the future."
There's no way of judging the future,
doctor, except by the past.
' In Adams county, Colorado, the
judge and sheriff are both in jail,
charged with political fraud, and nobody's-
out who can issue a writ of
..Three hundred and thirty-three
thousand and nineteen freight car3 1
aro ctnnilincr ifla il c r i t a tho nrnenpr. !
are standing idle despite the prosper
itv whiclureturned last election day by
Frizes for airships to total $24,000
are to be offered by the international
association of areonauts, and from
then on it will be hard to keep the am
bitious man down.
By pelting a burning house with
snowballs a St. Louis crowd man
aged, to subdue the fire sufficiently to
save the adjoining houses. Then came
the fire companies and hogged all the
-Senator Hopkins will evince a much
higher regard for the wishes of the
people by going back to Washington
and permitting the legislature unham
pered to select a suitable successor to
him. - , t,jwy
A man in Little Rock was fined $1
and costs for throwing an egg at a
United States senator. In assessing
the fine the court doubtless took into
consideration the probability that the
man had been compelled to pay cash
for the egg.
Under thex state constitution we
used to have only three departments
of government the executive, the leg
islative, and the judicial. Now we have
four. They are: The executive, the
legislative, the judicial, and the repub
' Congressman Willett sprang into
national prominence in a day. He was
voted dowh on strict party lines after
be had nearly concluded his speech.
It is now up to the president to con
sign him to the Ananias club with the
A , foreigner who earned $35 a
month and spent it all was denied
citizenship papers by a California
court because he was a spendthrift.
Foreigners should learn to save a few
- thousand a year out of such princely
salaries if they want to be good Amer
The Waterloo Times-Tribune rises to
the occasion to remark that Senator
Tillman offended the policy of the re
publican party when he offered to pay
for those lands he intended to pur-
It in daneomn to thp. welfare
of the nation to allow such a thing
lation to allow Riich thin to
become a precedent.
At the banquet which" Atlanta gave
to the president-elect persimmon beer
and chamnaenn were tierped .The cpr.
CTWAPES gflgfl COUNCILS
vice of the latter is noteworthy be-no,der' to be renewed from year to
cause Georgia has a prohibitive law,year as a matter of course (unless the
and the governor and the governor-J vote of tne people should be against
eiect -auenaea tne amner. , iae ae-
senpuon oi me. anair inaicaies max
me consumption oi persimmon Deer iuncii.uir iue temporary
was exceedingly light, while cham-. profits to be derived from the vlola
pagne was freely partaken of, although tion of the law. Such a law would
the guest of the evening drank none, j have the effect of rewarding virtue In-
' New Corn -Process.
An increase of $100,000,000 a year in
the value of corn and oats at primary
markets, . through a cheap method pf
bleaching and dying those grains is
the prospective result of extensive ex-
periments by the government and iil-
cess available by gram dealers and
large farmers the country over was ar
rived at by computation upon the
buyers of 2 to 4 cents per bushel by
improved grade will be given by the
cheap process to improve the grade.
It was not the government this time,
but an individual, E. P. Arnold, a Chi-
cago expert in gram handling, who
has solved this problem and put into
practical operation in South Chicago a
process which seems likely to deprive
the big elevator companies of the cit
ies of their present profit and oats for
market, and make that operation prac
tical in the smaller elevators through
out the country. For several years tne
department of agriculture has been at
WOrk on the probiem of the grading
and standardization of grain. In ad-
dition to the laboratories of Baltimore
and New Orleans, Tiew laboratories
have recently been established it
Minneapolis, Duluth, St. Louis ami
New York. In Chicago elaborate tests
have been made in the effort to devise
better means for bringing grain up to
ithe standard and making farm prod
ucts more valuable after they have
been harvested. Like the split log road
dragand some other devices of small
cost that have put hundreds of thous
ands of dollars into the pockets of
farmers in the last few years, the pro
cess is perfectly simple, once it was
discovered - and cost of construe
f , - i.t
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i tinn rriflinw mrtn nnH nttik "
iiiruiuuiT . iwr anting 1 11 V U 1 V " . 1 .
Meanwhile the work of the govern
ment laboratories is being continued
lj i ,., , i o.
tary Wilson's report, to the discovery
of other devices to aid the farmers and
the elevator man in straightening out
some of the other unsatisfactory con
ditions which are still to be found in
the business of growing food for
Hopkins, the Wire Puller.
Springfield Register: It is under
stood upon good authority that Sena
tor A. J. Hopkins' "machine" of fed
eral office-holders received valuable
aid in electing Hopkins to his present
position from the wire trust. That
probably explains why Hopkins is now
here trying to build a barb-wire fence
around himself to prevent any more
popular or more worthy republican
1. 1 i i .
than himself being elected to the
Possibly the revelation of the fact
that Senator Hopkins has the wire
trust behind him will explain why tha
junior senator has been such a suc
cessful corporation wire-puller.
Hopkins is defending himself not
only with the barb wire fence, hut'
with the claim that he is "the people's
If it hadn't been for the excitement
over the Yates-Deneen fight during the
primaries, Hopkins would have been
entirely snowed under. As it was he
managed to crawl under the primary
tent during the Yates-Deneen big show.
It was because the people overlooked
Hopkins during the excitement of the
gubernatorial fight that they let him
wiggle under the canvass.
The more Hopkins talks about being
"the people's choice" the more ridicu
lous he makes himself, and the louder
sounds the music of the wire trust's
"Influence" which is said to have been
effective-in the Hopkins campaign.
Then, too, it emphasizes the outrige
of manipulation -of federel offices
throughout the state of Illinois a3
mere political chattels.
Hopkins is so obviously undeserving
of the senatorship, the more he talks
about being "the people's choice" the
more crying comes the demand for his
What did the people who know him
most intimately do to him in the pri
mary? Kane county, Hopkins' own county,
went against him. , .
Aurora, Hopkins own city, went
Hopkins' own ward , went against
Hopkins couldn't even carry the
block in which he lives.
It was a significent repudiation of
an undeserving politician.
LAW IS AT FAULT.
(Continued from Page One.)
violation of the law in the effort to'tional Lumbermen s convention open
make a living, and invites the sale of
adulterated liquors by the severity of ance. iwsuiuuuu were iesraieu ui&
competition. Therefore there should approving the establishment -'of the
be no new licenses Issued until the Parcels post system, as it would be
population of the. state1 reaches, say,
i 500 inhabitants to each saloon
The license that is forfeited bv
reason of the licenses having depend -
ed upon - the once powerful pull to
save the saloon keener from the new
order of things should not be duplica-' declaring that the dealer who is self
ted until the proposed pro rata of one ish enough to patronize firms that sell
,to 500 is reached. A license dependa -
1 ble solely upon the conduct of the
..0 ...v ... (commission." mis great tonic meu-
, stead of paying vice. Operating under lclne and blood purifier gives quick re
it, the saloon keeper will refuse to Uef ln all st0mach, liver and kidney
sell to the minor or, drunkard for hisj
own protection; he will allow no"
' gambling, for his own protection; he
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will avoid the social 'evil, for his own
protection. His place will be conduct
ed in strict accordance with police
regulations, because his license will bo
too valuable to lose; the politician will
be able to offer him no immunity, and
a lenient judge can afford him no sal
vation. On a HiinIdchm IIiimIh.
"His obedience to the law will de
pend not upon his moral standards,
not upon his religious conviction, not
upon his personal honesty, but as a
purely business proposition it will pay
him better to obey the law than to
violate it. The very existence of his
business will depend upon his own con
duct, and that alone. It will take the
saloon out of politics and the law
breakers out of the saloon business.
"We invite a comparison of the log
ical reformation such a law will bring
about, with the reformations (?)
brought about by prohibition laws.
"Prohibition, in effect, simply drives
the liquor business under cover, takes
it out of the hands of men, many of
whom are law-abiding. God-fearing cit
izens, and all of them are to some ex
tent at least amenable to the laws, and
puts the traffic in the hands of those
who are amenable neither to the law's
of ' God nor man; whose only safety
lies in secrecy or in the corruption oJ
public officials and the lowering o!
public sentiment. It does not, and nev
er has, lessened the sale of liquor, but
has made a law-breaker of the sellei
and the drunkard, encouraged hypoc
risy, lowered the standard of public
morals to the point wnere the public
complacently watch the daily viola
tions of the law and pay a police forcr
who smilingly ignore the presence ol
notorious blind tigers.
"It holds out a glamour of secrecj
to youth, it brings the law into ill
repute, makes false swearing easy
and the babe and the drunkard a wel
Should Have Xer I.nwH.
"If great abuses have grown up ii
the retail liquor traffic under existing
laws, and prohibition fails to prohibit
is It not time that we enacted nev
laws based as is the law above out
lined, upon the Canadian and Germat
laws, that have proven themselves ef
fective for many, many years? The de
cency of the German saloon is famed
the world over. The obedience to the
law on the part of the Canadian sa
loon keeper is a source of wonder to
the sociological students of America.
"Neither the German nor the Can
adian Is of himself more moral or more
law-abiding than the citizens of the
United States. Germany and Canada
have simply done that which we should
and must do: taken the saloon out of
politics , and the law-breakers out of
the saloon business."
Ohjcrt to Keep Out of PoIltlcM.
President T. M. Gilmore called the
session to order. The avowed .purpose
of the league is to take the saloon out
of politics, and keep it there, and to
exclude all law-breakers from the re
tail liquor business whatever the law
of their communities.
HITS PARCELS POST SYSTEM
Lumbermen's Convention Declares It
1 . Contrary to Public Policy.
Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 21. The Na
yesterday with over 300 in attend-
contrary to public policy for the gov
ernment to enter into the Dusmess or
transporting merchandise. Nelson S
! Darling of the Oklahoma Sash .and
Door company made an address on re-
i tail dealers and mail order houses.
1 1( mail orler houses Is not entitled to
' recognition of the association.
A Cure for. Misery,
, "I have fornd a. cure for the misery
malaria nAicfln rti-nj3imaa ,r onva W W
j Jameg Qt Louellen, s. C. It's called
Electric Bitters, and comes in 50 cent
bottles. . It breaks up a case of chills
or a bilious attack in almost no time;
and It put yellow jaundice clear out of
commission." ' This great tonic med-
complaints Bnd the misery of lam? r
back. Sold under guarantee "at all!
tux. ' '
The Argus Daily Short Story
A HOME FOR HARRIET BY FRANK II. WILLIAMS.
Copyrighted. 1908, by Associated Literary Press.
llart'.ett was a peculiar name for v I
cat; but. then, Harriett was a pocBlia?
oat. Itoger Webster surveyed he;
quizzically as she lay In tlio sun n th.
boarding house steps.
"Ary feline but Harriett," lie de
clared, "would at least fed mildly per
turbed at the prospect f losing a !;oui
and a mistress."
"You'd think so, wouldn't yeu'i" an
swered Bessie Roberts. Iiessie wa
very pretty and wholly charming, but
at the present time a little frown ;
anxiety wrinkled her forehead.
"I simply don't know what to do
about it," she continued. "The la ul
lady says that I've got to get rid c:2
Harriett, and I cau't find any othei
place so convenient to my wor!; where
I tnn live. I suppose I suppose," she
added wistfully, "that I shouldn't hv
so foolish over Harriett, but in some
way she seems the only link between
today and the other life. With all my
people gone and Unrriett some ctlu-r
place in this ltjr -$ty I'd 'feel too aw
fully, miserably lonely."
Roger saw that Bessie was near
tears. "Poor, lonesome kiddie." he
thought. And, leaning over, he stroked
Harriett very carefully. Harriett arch
ed her back, purred and rose slowly to
her feet. Then, turning round, she
jumped squarely lato'Roger's lap.
"What a sensible cat!" Roger smiled
it the girl. "Ton'see. she liko3 mo
very much. If only every one "that is.
'ome one liked me very, very much."
He glanced at the jrirl slyly. A little
flush had spread over Bessie's face,
and she kept her eyes fixed steadfastly
on the c-nt.
"I only wish they allowed cats In
my boarding house"," he continued.
That's one of the troubles of living in
i boarding house you don't get the
:eal, Simon pure comforts of home.
Xow, I'll tell you what we'll do," ho
Tied, jumping to his feet. "We'll take
Iarriett with us and go on a tour o
inspection In this neighborhood. We'll
hunt- up a nice, quiet street where
chere are little cottages Instead of big
houses, and when we see a nice,
'homey,' comfortable housewife in one
of the homes we'll go iu and as!? her
to keep Harriett for us."
"For us?" queried the girl, with a
"Sure." continued Roger, unabashed.
You don't think Harriett belongs to
you alone, do you? I think Harriett
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The girl laughed and rose to hr
"Well, come nlong," she said. "I sup
pose It's the best think we ran do, and
as it's Sunday afternoon we ongfit to
be able to find lots of the jieople
Roger helped the girl down the
steps, and, calling to Harriett, they
walked down the street. Harriett, big.
sleek and black, followed decorously
enongh until they reached a small,
rather obscure cross street.
Roger happened to be looking back
as they c rossed this street and discov
ered Harriett ery sedately ambling
clown the little thoroughfare.
"Come here, Harriett," Roger called
and then whistled to the cat.
Harriett paid not the slightest atten
tion, but continued her sedate walk
away from Roger and the girl. Bessie
called, but even to her Harriett paid
"Weil. I declarer cried the girl in
surprise. -"Harriett has always lieen
pec uliar, but she has never acted like
"Let's follow her and see where she
goes." cried Roger. ' Terhaps she Is
looking for a home or perhaps she has
a home already picked out."
"All right." said Bessie.
They turned back and hastened aft
er Harriett, who was now about a
fourth of a block ahead. The street
was aquiet one. Neither Roger nor
Bessie was familiar with it and had
paid but little attention to it ln previ
Now, however, they glanced curious
ly at the small, rather cozy houses
which lined the sides. Although erect
ed within recent years, they were al
most old fashioned bs comparison
with' the biff buildings on the more im
portant streets near by. It seemed aa
if the little street was a mere eddy in
the swirling life and progress all
"Oh, I like this street!" cried Bessie.
"It appeals to me, too," declared
Roger, with conviction.
For several blocks they followed
Harriett, who continued her steady
course. At last they saw the cat turn
into a gate in a charming stone fence.
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and they hastened! drier Tier.
The fence Inclosed a cozy little cot
tage, well get ba froaa the sidewalk.
In the yard were a couple of trees, a
flower bed or two and ; a delightful
path, bordered bj a low hedge, which
ran up to the spacious veranda.
. The little home had such a piquant,
happy look that Involuntarily both
Roger and Bessie smiled as they gazed
Then Roger laughed,
'iliook who's on the .veranda!" be
Bessie locked -l-cely and gasped."
There was Harriet, curled up tightly
ln the blaze of the sun, as If she bad
been ln the habit of lying there just
like that day in and day out for years.
"Well.'' cried the girl, "Harriett
seems to be perfectly satisfied with the
"Yes," acknowledged Roger. "I conld
be happy, too, in a home like this if I
bad the right person to share it wltb
me." He looked directly at the girl.
For a fleeting moment her eyes met
his, and then, startled and with ber
face flushed, she ran up the patb to
"Why," she exclaimed as she reached
the first step, "there's no one living
here the place is for rent!" She point
ed to a sign that had slipped from its
position in a window. '
"Why, so it is!" cried Roger. "Har
riett can't stay here, of course unless
unless" He looked at Bessie with
a smile full of meaning.
"Of course she can't stay here!" cried
the girl, making a grab for the cat. "I
wish we could find a borne for her,
though, in in a nice little place like
She caught the cat up in her arms.
"How Harriett would enjoy the
place," mused Roger. "Look, there's
a big open fireplace iu the front room,
and there's a flue, dandy place where
we could have our piano."
"We?" gasped the girl. With her
face aflame and with the cat clasped
tightly she ran off down the patb.
But Harriett, who had been purring
very contentedly iu her mistress arms.
now became very angry. She snarled
and dug her claws into Bessie's coat
until the girl was forced to put her
"Why, Harriett!" she exclaimed in
pained astonishment. "What's the
matter with he-? She never acted
that way before."
"I'm sure I don't know," replied
Roger. "But look what she's doing
now. Harriett may be a very peculiar
cat, but she certainly knows a good
thing when she sees it."
He poiuted at Harriett, who, on be
ing released, had torn frantically back
up the path to the veranda. On the
veranda she walked around In a circle
once or twice and then curled herself
up on the floor in almost the identical
spot and almost the identical manner
"Well. I never!" cried the girl. She
hurried back to the veranda and, sit
ting down on the top step, began pet
ting the cat. Roger lost no time In sit
ting down beside Bessie.
"Dear!" he cried as he managed to
Imprison one of her hands. "Dear
heart, why not follow the road Har
riett has. pointed out? Why not let
this dear little house be Harriett's
home and at the same time a real home
for you and me? Come, dear, it only
needs a miuister and a marriage license
to make us all three happy."
"Oh, I will; I will!" she cried sud
denly, throwing her arms about Rog
er's neck. "We'll none of us be lonely
Harriett, with a sigh of content that
appealed to the couple as almost hu
man, rose from her spot and, purring
r loudly, rubbed her side against the
arm with which Rorer was clasping
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Humor mk Philosophy
By DUNCAN M. SMITH '
Circumstances push us round.'
Hither, thither, everywhere.
Whether we would go or not.
What do circumstances caret
If a path to guide our feet
Outlined clearly wa essay.
Stronger forces take command.
And we fco the other way.
Carefully we lay our plans.
Fixing details up just so.
Baying they will certainly
Bring us where we want to go.
And when we proceed to put
Their unfoldment to the test
Bomothlng we had not foreseen
Comes and knocks them gaily wetV
Rising from our little bed
Somewhat later than the sun. .
We declare that on today
Such and such things will be done.
And we take a running start.'
Looking rell before we leap;
Then we strike an obstacle
And decide our plans will keep.
Circumstances toss us round
As a ship Is tossed at sea.
In their clutches we are caught.
No one from their spell Is free.
It is useless to resist. '
Kick or try to make a fuss.
For we cannot break away
They have got the bulge on us.
"There you are. smokinjr a chrar
again, John Henry, when you know U.
S undermining your health."
"But when have I smoked before?"
"When have you smoked before!
Didn't I see you smoking a clear lust
"What of itr
"All right, If you insist on erolne the
pace that knis."
Trouble For Nothing.
tlAre there any reporters Dresent?"
asked the lady agitator who was about
to unburden her mind. ,
"Want to be more careful what you
"Careful nothing! -.What's the use ln
cutting up if we are not to be report
' Had the Evidence.
"That girl Is two faced."
"I didn't think that of her."
X'She is. thouKh. If vou could see he
In the morning before she has done
anything with It and at night when
she is ready for the party yen would
tnink so too. v
Accept Them Himself.
"I wish you would tell me haw to
get my stories accepted." '
"Oh, that's easy."
s it?" -j,
"Sure. Buy a magazine.
Time is money.
Not a bit.
Though, for those
Who're doing it.
Too Expensive. .
X'ot having as many poems printed
fl you did?' .. .
"No; I have sort of let up."
"Advertising rates too high?" '.
It . is hard to
that there Is any
thing in resolu
tion day when
you see how your
to treat you in
the same old
There are men whom the world
could get along without, but these
men are ln darkest and densest igno
rance of the fact.
It takes a man of keen perceptions
and great persuasive ability to &U-
over a thing that doesn't exist.
Everybody would like to be good.'
but the great trouble is that most of
us know so many disagreeable people
who wont let us.
If the nondescript girl with hay col
ored hair is known as a blond beauty,
she bas a millionaire father. . 1
An absentmlnded man ought to be
made to absent himself and hunt his
mind up every time he indulges hia
look; at wh.t1
Between knowing what we ought to
4o and knowing what our friends
Might to do some of us are so busy
Jhat we are, necessarily Inactive, ."i
The man who is the author of hia
vrn - misery doesn't draw a royalty
from one of the six best sellers. -