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THE ARGUS. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY G. 1909.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1614
Second avenue, Bock Island, HL IKn
fered at the postofflce aa lecond-claae
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO. ,
he married " against tlicir
Wishes. , ',
And so, little by little, the Vander
bilts have loosened their hold upon th3
absolute necessary to make a grand
and lasting success. When I was en
gaged by the Metropolitan opera house
in New York, mv salary for five con-
i . . . . . , . . i
secutive. seasons was $20,000 per system wnicn tne oia commuuure m,
This was a much as Caruso ed would pass down to ms oescena
and yet my reputation be
side that of Caruso was not to be com-
COLONEL W. G. GOETHALS
TERMS Dally, ' 10 cents per
Weekly, $1 per year In atfy fence.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, - must
have real name attached for publlca- h0USe tops. I made the mistake and
am willing to acknowledge it. Adver
tising does pay in any line of trade,
professian or art.'
pared. '.. ;
"And why? Because my professional
ethics prevented me from employing a
suitable press agent to circulate my
achievements and ability from the
a v. n.tiniA win ninTn '
uuu. Butu uuue. " - "
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
TRADES IjtRcj COWCU
Saturday, Feb. 6, 1909.
It's easy to catch suckers with a lino
Germany is to have a diamond trust.
Pity the poor Germans.
Pending arbitration. Winter appears
to hesitate about
Peonle who trv to stand prosperity
oro fnnliah Thpv should sir down '
and take it easy.
Nothing that. goes,, into a newspaper
requires so mnch skill and preparation
as an advertisement. It should touch
the vital spot of public desire. It
should create a yearning, offer an in
ducement and give value for value. No
bargain should be offered as such un
less it is a bargain. A woman once
fooled is skeptical ever afterward.
Better have a permanent customer at
small profits than have that "custo
mer" but one at a big profit. "
Frankness, fair dealing and liberal
advertising are policies that must win
success. They endear the public to the
business man who adopts them. A
going back on his great trade is built from little things.
and the road to riches and success lies
in the methods which the merchant
employs in dealing with the individual
ants like the estate in
family. It is the old adage:-
by the blow would thrive, himseif
must either hold or drive." Harriraan
is not a man to be contented with sec
ond place. He will probably end by i
trans-continental system with , eastern
terminals, both in New York and Bos
ton. Thus, little by little,, the money
trust is absorbing all other trusts.
Back of Harrlman is the Standard Oil.
He is simply the executive officer of
the greatest money trust in the world
and the end will be the absorption of
our railways by the money power.
Then, perhaps, the people, weary "of
being robbed, tired of being trodden
under foot, will arise in their Wrath
and -take possession of the railroad3
themselves. It certainly looks as if
we are drifting that way.
Pees for Inquest a.
In the latest volume of opinions
handed down by Attorney General Wil-
: Tips are to be abolished in Colo
rado except on sleeping cars. Man is
not to be deprived of the innocent
pleasure of giving away a fortune in
The sugar trust is now accused by
the government of fraud in weight.
iima a .. uuU .i '" Ham H. Stead, he has set forth plainly
i .1 t. : :il ts-w tlin n inn. I
ue lUBue u ullc. iii.i lu. w.c j that the coroner must collect his fee
lfltCTS, fV.t- VinlHincr art tnniiact frnm trio cta t a
of a deceased person over whom an in
quest is held, in case the estate is sol
vent. It has always been the custom
in this and other counties . for the
greater proportion of the fees to be
paid from the county treasury on the
order of the board of supervisors. This
the attorney general holds to be with
out warrant of law, unless the board
has been satisfactorily shown that the
estate of the person deceased is in
solvent, and that the $11 fee for hold
ing an inquest is not collectable. Ad
ams county has never had any fees
collected to speak of until within the
past four years, during the term of
William R. Thomas, the coroner who
vacated the office December last. He
collected over $300 during his four
a sum more than an collections
tune with his
matters as far
Our thoughtful and benevolent con
gressmen are now engaged in the
great work of distributing garden
seeds among such of their fellow citi
zens as have either gardens or votes.
A Russian vender who has been sell
ing candy to the pupils in the Los An- years
geles schools is discovered to be a of all coroners since the organization
leper, which fact indicates that thereof the county.
are perils in other foreigners besides
Both Paris and London are discuss
ing the commercial future of the fly
ing machine. It is a safe prophecy
that the sporting fraternity will get
into aeroplaning some time in advance
APOSTROPHE TO ABRAHAM USCOLS
With hnir disordered and unkeiflDt.
With looks and dress severely plain J
From nny charge of style exempt.
Shall we e er see thy liKe again :
Walked ye among thy fellow-men
With awkward and ungainly gait.
Thou wast in looks most glorious, when
Holding so firm the helm of state.
Tho' lone and hard thy bony hand.
It Denned the edict grand, mat. gave
Freedom to all tnrougnout me mnu,
Struck every fetter from the slave..
No love had ye for courts and kings,
For emntiness and show comnineu.
Hut sought the excellence that springs
From grander domain ot tne minu.
That furrowed brow and care-worn face
Stamned ve as one of high degree
In realm of thought, commanding place,
Closely akin to Deity.
Out with the tide of hurrying years
Forgotten names go rushing by;
Brighter and brighter thine appears
One of the few "not born to die.
With well nigh woman's tenderness;
Honest, and simple ns a child; (
Thv memorv this dav we bless.
Our hearts with love for thee beguiled.
While love of liberty shall dwell
In freedom-loving patriot breast.
Shall sire to son untiring tell
How in thy.life the world was blest.
Tho' granite shaft should pierce the sky.
More luting monument shall be
The love and veneration high
In which our hearts are holding thee.
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V COPYRIGHT CUNEOINST WASH
Colonel Goelhals, tlie chief engineer of the Panama canal,, whose work
President-elect Taft has just inspected. .
The Argus 'Daily Short Stony
BY GRACE OF GLADYS - BY CARL WILLIAMS.
Copyrighted. 1908, by Associated Literary Press.
Feb. fi, 1909.
She was the child star, the youthful stage caress. Ouly in the theater lid
prodigy of the Little Gladys Dramatic lue-v 0e e:ltn olll('r ilow' so l'laus
company. What made it worse, heri"'""v "'" '" ......... ...
doting papa was the manager of the
show, which played a repertory for
weeu in tne smaller towns. alwsvsUnntk- -it Trout timtota tbronts
I , Net for a moment did tje child re
a , lent, and her father only suiilfd iudul-
PUBLIC I'M DEAD."
.The opinion will cause considerable
discontent in case it is put into gen
eral practice by the county boards
There are many persons who die of
apoplexy, heart failure, or other causes
which seem to require an inquest un
der the present construction oT the
law. With the estates of these per
sons called on to pay $11 for the serv
ices of the coroner, there will hestrpn.
And now Oregon has joined the bl fi, d . h
trouble making commonwealths on theThe jaw requires tho beneficiaries of
coast, witn a jauanese exciu- al, otner ,ecal onprafion9 tn th
rees required if able, and if not they
"Twill Save Trouble," Dramatist G. B.
Shaw Told Inquirer After Health.
George Bernard Shaw, the dramatist.
critic and Socialist, who was to have
delivered a lecture the other night In
London before the Fabiau society, was
unable to keep his engagement owing1
In reply to a note inquiring ns to the
state of his health Jlr. Shaw said:
"Inform the public that I nm dead. It
will save a great deal of trouble."
Pacific coast, with a Jauanese
sion bill. My, but it does take a lot of
patience to bring up those western
states properly. '
The physicians who announce that
quinine and whisky won't cure a cold
may think they are tipping off a new
thing, but most users of the medicine
would regard it as a calamity, indeed,
if the medicine should prove to be a
must be given leave to appear as poor
persons, and why it has not applied
to the fees of the coroner's office here
tofore is not clearly established. '
Two Years 114 Laws.
Laws passed by the British par-
liament. years 1906 and 1907... 114
Laws passed by the congress and
state legislatures of the United
States, 1906 and 1907 25.000
These figures were given at a recent
dinner in New York. The speaker re
minded the diners that the British par
President Roosevelt is beginning to
move his belongings out .of the White
house. The 100th anniversary of the liament is not only "vested with legally
birth of Lincoln would be. an oppor- j omnipotent power to govern the vast
tune time to restore the picture of the destinies of the British empire," but
martyred president to its place on the j legislates as well for the local govern
wall taken by a lion head placed there : ment In affairs which the congress of
at Teddy's order a few years since.
Massachusetts has a law to prevent
recklessness and speeding in automo
biles, which law may be rendered ridic
ulous by its wrong punctuation, as it
forbids driving, over roads "laid out
under the authority of the law reck
the United States cannot manage for
the states, and in many cases affairs
which not evep the state legislatures
would think of handling for counties
or cities. Yet 114 laws sufficed to
govern the empire.
The point which it was desired to
make was that in the
First Fashion Show.
There will be an international wear
ing apparel, style and fabric show in
Madison Square Garden. Now York.
from Aug. 14 fo 21. Although the
manufac ture and sale of wearing ap
parel form the third largest Industry
of the United States, its members
have never held any sort of trade
exposition. The. object of the anuual
show Is to establish in one spot in
New York. Madison Sqnare Garden;
a place where every manufacturer and
buyer can meet for the inspection,
purchase and sale of stock.
dramas in which the small star could
shine to advantage.
As a stage attraction the child was a
wonder. She could play little girls who.
like all the good, die young, and s'je
also played rough soubrctte parts with
a dash tl::it made more important
managers wish that there were no
children's societies In tlie lame cities
to prevent mV' appearance In the W:
Her father. Joe Glidden. had. tried
the cities, but after half a season lie
reorganized his old company ;:nd to.k
to tho small towns, where the chiM
was a favorite r.:id where children's
societies were unknown.
There, among o'ld friends, he felt snfe
to leave. Engagements were not easy
to be had in the middle of the season,
and Glidden knew that Trent would
not take chances with a mother to sup
port. ; ,
He had no wish to lose Trent, who
was a clever man and worth double
what he was getting, but there seemed
small danger of his resigning, and, it
was not an easy matter to control
N'o one read better than the child the
true state of affairs, and she made the
most of it. More than once Trent
made up his mind to leave in the hope
that Gladys might then leave Elvia in
peace, but Elvia would not hear of It.
By suggesting that he would leave her
once more. He swaggered r.bcut as he . to bear the brunt of the child s enmity
to regard every stniug?r approaching
the box olliee ns a possible police ofil-
Ozonizing Theater Audiences.
. Successful experiments v have been
made at the Royal theater in Stutt-
;art. Germany, with n new apparatus
designed to destribute ozone at fixed
Intervals throughout the building.
The ozone Is conducted by small tubes
to all parts of the house and turned
on, regulated and turned off at will.
The result has been excellent, the air
being completely purified within a few
ccr in plain clothes.
Gladys, as though to make up for
lost time, became more incorrigible
than ever. -
Versatility, '' her precious dramatic
gift,' she -displayed only on ' the "stage.
The members of her father's company
never were treated to any private dis
plays of the angel children that Gladys
played to perfection on the stage.
In private life tlu? child was steadily
and consistently a torment, .lack Trent
and Elvia Mordant, of her patient sup
port, were her especial victims.
she dissuaded him from his purpose.
But the crisis was bound to come.
Gladys, with a souse of false security
passed all limit. The favorite play
with the public was one of her "angel'
parts, and the "big Scene" in the last
act showed the child at her mother's
knee praying that her father, who had
been estranged, might return
He is lurking lehind ?the curtains
madly jealous and. waiting to kill his
wife when . the , child is put to bed
The naive plea wins him to a belief
in his wire's Innocence,
It was Saturday night, and the little
theater was packed to tlie doors. Ell
in -her while : nightdress. . with her
golden curls framing her earnest baby
face, she was an appealing' little fig
ure, ami as she made her plea that her
father might return even men in the
audience furtively dried their tears.
".t'.'.d bring him back and make hjra
gocd to mamma and me again," plead
ed the child. Trent roused himself
ready for the spring that should bring
him to the center of the stage, his arms ,
round the mother and child, but her.
next lines were not read. Instead she
said slowly and deliberately:
"And please let Mr. Trent marry
Miss Mordant so they'll stop being
sixKmy ' and and bring my papa !
"Papa" came with a promptness that
startled Gladys. Jack knew that the
salvation of the scene was to get the
curtain iown before the audience real
ized the interpolation and laughed, so
with an improvised line he led right
Into the cue which was the signal for
the tlrcp to descend.
Eut even U3 the curtain fell there
rose a titter that deepened Into a
!:iugh. and through the canvas came a
shunt of merriment as the audience
caught the point. Elvia and Jack were
so i:c;:u!:ir lhat the audience under
stood the allusion. V
As the glitter of the footlights was
rhnt out by the curtain the arm that
held Gladys for the stage picture
tightened, aiid. - though she struggled
to escape. Trent held ner fast. A mo
ment later he, was administering a
rpanklng that lost nothing through Ms
Tlie entire company crowded on the
stage ar.d applauded him to fresh ef
forts, and It was several minutes be
fore even Glidden interfered.
He soothed the child even while he
thanked Jack with his eyes for doing
what he dared not, and at last her
mother led her off, still shrieking, to
the dressing room. Glidden turned to
"I don't blame you. She deserved
it," he said briefly. "All the same.
cannot keep you in the company any
longer or Gladys will queer the show
"I know that," was Trent's even re
ply. "It waa worth it, though. I sup
nose that I can cet a chance some-
whore after awhile."
Glidden caught his arm.
"Don't be in such a hurry," he ad
inonished. "P was going to suggest
that you and Miss Mordant are favor
Ites over , this route. Suppose that
send you out at the head of your own
show. It would be a money maker,
and you can have a bit of the profits."
"I'll .see' Miss Mordant," promised
Trent rejoicingly as. he hurried toward
her dressing room. He knew that she
would be dressed by this time and
could talk to him.
An hour later he tapped on Glidden's
door at the hotel. Glidden was still up
and answered in person.
"It's all arranged." said Trent brief
ly. "I'm rather grateful to Gladys."
"I should think you would ' be."
grunted Glidden, for he could read in
Trent's eyes that a double question
had been asked and answered. Gladys
had not prayed lu vain.
Humor and Philosophy
. By DUNCAN M. SMITH .
Pie and candy.
Plums and cake
Give to boys
The stomach ache,
lut the children
On them chew,
' The stuiT will do.
Though their parents
Mamma knows best, ,
They stud goodies
By the score.
And they're always
Out for more..
One would think ,
They'd learn, you say.
That such conduct
Does not pay.
But the kids
Are not to blame
When wise grownups .
Do the same,
Is It strange
They're thus Inclined
When you come
To bear In mind
.That they see
Set for them
By ygu and met
1 WHY COOP vtOR.M-1
-ip, - OHJy.
HOW ABOUT A "
Be gracious to your neighbor. H
'may nce'd your graclousness to hearten
him in asking for a small loan of you.
Suffering and Dollars Saved.
E. S. Loper of Marilla, N. Y.. says:
"I am a carpenter and have had many
severe cuts healer by Bucklen's Ar
nica Salve. It has saved me suffering
and dollars. It is by far the best heal
ing salve I have ever found." Heals
burns, sores, ulcers, fever sores,
eczema and piles. 25 cents at all
Rheumatism Cured in a
Dr. Detchon's Relief for
At Bargain Rates. ,
Word comes that a jury at Laporte
was "fixed" and made to bring in the
right kind of a verdict from the wrong
kind of facts for the modest sum of
$12. - That is so reasonable that It ts
like bringing jury fixing within the
reach of all.
The crook who has heretofore led
an uncertain and precarious life can
now burgle and slip forged checks to
the unwary to his heart's content,
merely taking the precaution to lay
aside $12 for a rainy day and a busi
ness jury. ,
Looking at It from the other side,
however, we might well ask,' "Where
la our Taunted prosperity?"
Xo juror could grow rich and edu
cate his family for any such sum as
that unless he had something . like
steady work at the Job. Still, that
might have been bargain day for Ju
ries, and the regular rate may be
somewhat higher. .
tism and Neuralgia radically cures In
vH and Jack hid both been accorded 0ne to three days. Its action unon the
Gladys' sharp eyes had discovered tumultuous welcome, and tnis rou3ea ' system ls remarkable and mysterious.
the birth of love even before Elvia ' tb child's professional jealousy.
It removes at once the cause and the
M'rsE. p. Charles of Harbor, Maine,
United States speaking of Electric Bitters, says: "It
lessly or while under the influence of; there is vastly more lawmaking thani'8 a neighborhood favorite here with
liquor." Boston, in consequence, is in lis needed. To begin with, it was said, I us-" It ' deserves . to be a favorite
Gracious but the editor of the
Quincy Herald Is in a melancholy dot
to say pessimistic frame of mind.! the laws of this country today are many
Thus he muses; "The neighborliness 'of ' them absolutely impossible of en
of old is rapidly passing away. Dishes ! forcement. The enforcement of others
may be rented from the stores when
you have a party apd the undertaker
furnishes the chairs at a funeral.
no legislature can enact so manv bills everywhere. It gives quick relief In
ayspepsia, liver complaint, kidney de
rangement, malnutrition, nervousness,
weakness and general debility. Its ac
tion on the blood, as a thorough purl-
ner manes it especially useful as a
spring medicine. This grand alterna
tive tonic is sold under guarantee at
and give adequate attention to each.
"I state," said one speaker, "a fact
that no candid man would deny, that
WOUld result in widpsnrpad riisoator tr I
the entire people; and others, while al1 drugSists
i theoretically the will of the neoDle. ! '
, About the only things that need to be 'have long since been repudiated by an 00XXX3000000000GOOOOOOOOO
borrowed nowadays are spoons and 'enlightened Public sentiment."
of which creates
It was recalled that President Roose
velt, referring to the interstate com
merce report in 1908 and to the Sher-
He Did Not Advertise. man anti-trust lav caiH in nhdDn
That threadbare interrogative, "Does that the iaw as construed by the su
Advertising Pay?" is rarely asked any preme court is such that the business
more because there are few men in Gj the country cannot be 'conducted
business, professional or manufactur- without violating it. ?
ing circles who do not know that It The plea was for more care In the
does pay, and pays in proportion to enactment of laws which may inter
the amount of space used, the ability fere with natural and beneficial ten-
m getting up the advertisement, and dencies of business.
In the honesty of the firm which is'
making a bid for trade J Pasrfng of the Vanderbilts.
M. A varez. the celebrated tenor, has, E Harrlmanf who-,s understo0fl
been dism ssed suddenly from the per- to present the Standard Oil com
sonnel of the Paris opera house much '1any ln hi9 raroad operations has
to the surprise of the public at large now taken control of the Vanderbilt
and himself. roads. W. K. Vanderbilt has been pre-
Alvarez has been the star tenor of tending to manage the New York Cen
the opera house for a number of years ,tral but he spends most of his, time
and he attributes his downfall and in Europe. The stockholders found
sudden culmination of what promised that their dividends had declined to 1
to be a long career of success to his per cent and so, they raised a row and
Iff 0f appreciation of the value of self- Vanderbilt waa practically retired
advertising. Ia speaking ol the matter .William K. Vanderbilt, Jr., has neither
be said: . v '...the taste -nor the experience for the
"While advertising, may be unpro- railroad business. Cornelius is the
feaslonal, r-have been forced to the only practical man in the family, but
conclusion by experience that it is he isn't recognized by the rest of them
, Snap if Taken
Eighty-acre farm at" Princeton,
Iowa. Twenty miles-rom Dav
enport; two railroads; good im
provements. Will give posses
sion March IT or furnish tenant
for 1909. f
THIS FARM WILL BE 8AC-
, RlFICED IF SOLD THIS
; WEEK. ;
Harry KL Hubbard,
" .- .
'Real Estate and Insurance; 1805
j " Second Ave. Both Phones. '
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wtfs certain of her own feelings and
announced that fact to the rest of th3
company nt supper that evening. Her
shrill, piping voice, trained to fill a
theater, reached to every corner of the
dining room, and the gleeful statement
that "Miss Mordant is awfully gone on
Jack Trent" pet the room in a roar.
With flamlns? face Elvja sprang to
her feet and ruulicd from, the room,
the laughter of the company ami the
other guests ringing in inr ears long
after she had reached her room.
Scaldins tears stained- her .pillow.
but she was at last certain, that she
did love Trent, and. had he ouly known.
1. .... ...... . .. 1 . ...... f n I .l.
youngster. Instead he savagely sug
gested to Joe Glidden that a good
spanking would be the salvation of the
Glidden knew better than to take tile
advice. . Once, and once only, had
Gladys been spanked. It' had hap
pened on a Sunday, and business was
bad all the following week, because
the child iiayed abominably In spite)
of all threats. Not until the promise
was made that she should not be
spanked any more did she appear at
her best again. ' - .
Glidden only smiled Indulgently "at
Trent's suggestion, but Gladys bated
the man for it, and thereafter she se
lected Jack and Elvia as her special
y It did not matter that on the trains'
they sat at opposite ends of the car. j
Gladys would discover Trent gazing
Intently into space and call attention
to the fact that he could not keep his
eyes off Elvia. . '
,-,The company laughed at her pert re
marks, because they were selfishly
glad that Gladys found vent for her
love of ifilschlef that did not Involve
themselves. ' I
Their laughter' encouraged the ichlld
to fresh endeavors, and since the two
victims would not provide her with
material for jokes Off the stage she
formed the habit of guying their per-,
formance on the stage. , 1
Jack and Elvia were cast for lovers',
roles, and It was disconcerting to hear
a sibilant "Ah!': as their lbs met la a
sue was unufciumj quici m-u fiisease immediately disappears. The
iU Bi.iBC, i.u i.n i Uuu. firgt dQSQ greally benefits. 75
meeuness. just wucu me u.g scene flnd n . Grotjan, 1501
was progressing finely and the iet tion geco
from the child was being read as . , , . . .
Glaovs never read it before it hap- SfcUet8ei & S- 220 We8t SeCOa
pencd ' ' j street. Davenport.
. Furnished the Fuel.
"We were cau?ht in a dreadful for
est fire." explained the old woodsman,
"and barely escaped with our lives.
"Any trees burned?' asked the ten
derfoot. "Trees? Oh, no," exclaimed the
woodsman, suppressing the look of dls-
CentS b " c uiuufcui in tiUM
specially ior ine occasion." . ,
Economizes flour, butter and eggs ;
makes the biscuit, cake and pas
try more appetizing, nutritious
Royal is the Only Baking Powder
Made from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar
; It Has No Substitute
There are Alum and Phosphate of Lime mixtures sold at
. a lower price, but no housekeeper regarding the
v health of her family can afford to use them. .
Alum is a metallic acid of well known injurious proper
ties.' Makers of cheap baking powders conceal Its e.
"I do dislike to be defeated."
"What are you going to do about it?"
"Run for office every chance I get"
"How will that help?"
"I may eventually become used to
Out of Date.
The way was lone, the wind waa col
The minstrel was infirm and old. -And
everywhere he got, tho laugh. .
Kll people owned a phonograph.
The man who is on both sides at the
s ft me time is due to wake up and find
himself by, the wayside. N.-
Some people may have a mind, but
they somehow don't seem to mind it.
I Tey -say U,x.n
TO M IM wn I
WAITS ' ,
There arc people, who,' not being abU
to be anything elae, are hopeful. , ;'
.... ' j ; "
' One of the least satisfying ways of
using money, is to use it to pay debts
I with. ;
Helng fair to your neighbor has noth
ing ln common with boosting yourself.