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rTHE AUGUS.- MONDAY, i FEBRUARY, 8. 1909.
Jjis Brumm,; habitat Pennsylvania., and boasts and threats of what it was go
he is not dead of old age, certainly not ing to do, has not succeeded in making
: Published Dally and Weekly at 1K4 of cold feet. Mr. Brumm, indeed, is good, a single anti-trust law. . -.' ,
econd avenue. Bock Island, IlL En- not dead at all, even if his species be The facts speak for themselves;
red at the postofflce as second-class extinct. He has simply quit washing- comment would be superfluous
QUEEN LILIUOKALANI OF HAWAII
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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Weekly, $1 per year In advance.
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character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tion. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
CT WADES M WHCH.fr
Monday, February 8, 1909.
The steel trust which made over
$91,000,000 last year still insists that
It needs protection.
Castro has left the sanitarium,
cured. Venezuela is also feeling better
by reason of its absent treatment. .
. Loeb is to be unloaded on the New
York custom house. An outgoing
president must take care of his secr
The president says "the constitution
is not a dead letter." Still some of
the paragraphs have been set aside
ton, boots and all, to become a judge
in Schuykill county. The house will
miss him and his leather-clad ex
tremities. Gone , is. Sockless Jerry.
Simpson. Gone almost are the full
beards, burnsides and chin whiskers
of earlier congressional efflorescence.
"Uncle Joe' Cannon no longer wears
the suit of ostentatious ; blue jeans,
presented him by North Carolina ad
mirers. Quaintness and . picturesque
ness, qualities that had a definite p
litical value, are represented in the
popular branch .of the national legis
lature chiefly by the speaker's vo
cabulary. It is too bad that there are no boo'.s
left in congress. The boot Is the sym
bol of power, of that unrestrained per
sonal authority exemplified alike by
the military emperors of Rome, by tho
Russian nobility and by our own fron
tiersmen. It is the hall mark of the
man on horseback.
It is with a sense of profound sor
row in which the newspaper fraternity
of, the three cities shares that the
death of . William F. Eastman of the
Moline Dispatch is chronicled. While
Mr. Eastman had never been of robust
constitution, and during his last Ill
ness his condition had been regarded
as critical,' his-demise comes never
the less as a shock to all who knew
him. Death always brings a shock where
It . romwoc nna uriir, Honra t ll n o tf tin.
Admiral Sperry-s great fleet is on it3t.Q. Mtaam t
last iup aim uui us iusi ifg us iuv)
say in nautical terms. Now for a jolly
Society news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The Argus, will
be gladly received and published. But
in either case the identity of the sender
must be made known, to Insure relia
bility. Written notices must, bear sig
nature and address.
Entertained at Columbus. The Co
lumbus (Ohio) Press-Post has the fol
lowing account of society functions in
that city, in honor of a company of
young ladies whose brilliant season of
social events began with Miss Eliza
beth McHugh's coming out party at
the Harper during the holidays: "Mrs.
Bernard Francis Welty of the Great
Southern hotel has been entertaining
a quartet of distinguished young wo
men from out of town, for a few days,
who came to Columbus to attend the
charity, ball given Thursday evening
in the new U. C. T. hall in addition to
being Mrs. Welty's guests. The young
women, who left for the south Satur
day, accompanied by their maids, to
spend the remainder of the winter sea
son, are Miss Ruth Brown of Jackson.
Ohio; Miss Pauline Beaver of Cedar
Rapids, Iowa; Miss Elizabeth McHugh
of Rock Island, 111., and Miss Aylma
Illges of Columbus, Ga., all mem
bers of prominent families in
welcome to the Jolly tars.
Even if the first robin has been dis
covered, no one as yet has been so
previous as to take time by the fore
lock in this advanced season and mow
The tales told by your enemies do
little harm. Listeners know they have
it in for you and weigh it accordingly.
But the tales spun by your friends are
The census bureau itself is nothing
but a creation of the spoils system.
It originally worked only one year in
10 and its field of operation was
chiefly restricted to tabulating the pop
ulation. Now it seems to be a perma
nent institution with a great force of
clerks and appointees whose service is
more ornamental than useful. A few
presidential knocks would do it no
A man down in New York state
says that people who keep chickens
should have their chicken , coops
painted green in the winter time, as
the bens then think it is summer and
lay eggs all winter. Senator Hopkins
has been trying to paint the state
legislators green for the past few
weeks, and still they refuse to lay
the required amount. They are prob
ably waiting for the real thing.
A London paper takes it upon itself
to criticise President Roosevelt's corre
spondence with the governor of Ca'.f-.
fornia anent the Japanese question as
harsh, unstatesmanlike and unbecom
ing the president of the United States.
In reply to all of which it may be said
that regardless of how the American
people may feel among themselves to
ward their executive, they will man
age to get along with him, without any
suggestions from outside sources.
have been cast in similar places.
So it is with Mr. Eastman. One of
the oldest members of the newspaper
profession In the three cities, active
both in his own labors and his associa
tion with others of the same calling,
his companionship was always enjoyed
and his council often sought and
prized. He was properly looked upon
as a sage in the Tri-City Press club,
of which he was one of the best known
as well as one of the most disting
uished members. No man has been
more regular in his attendance at the
meetings of the organization, and no
one has taken a keener and more con
sistent interest in the club's welfare.
Though more advanced in years than
the average member he .was in the
club one of the boys, entering into
the spirit of the gatherings with the
same whole heartedness and the same
buoyant good humor that has animated
the younger members and contributed
to the promotion of that feeling of kin
ship that has made the Press club
what it is. Nowhere will Mr. East
man be missed more than among his
co-workers in the profession which he
loved and! to which he was so con
During his long career as an asso
ciate proprietor and co-editor of the
Moline Dispatch, he had taken an en
ergetic interest in republican politics
in his own city, as well as in the
county and state and his appointment
to the office of postmaster in Moline
which he held at the time of his
death came as a fitting reward for
party endeavor and party fealty.
Mr. Eastman was a man of strong
religious convictions, of pure heart
and noble impulse. Hence has left
to his family and friends-and pro
fessional associates . in general the
best of earthly legacies, that of an
untarnished name and the remem
brance of a life that was well lived
as it was well rounded.
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COPYRIGHT CLIN EDI NST. WASH.
Queen Liliuokalanl is now in Washington and will mmn nn tho irait
it. -in.- ttr.u.. 1 i I
iuose ciuea. wrs. weny cnaperoneu congress until a definite decision has been reached regarding her $200 000
uitsui ai uie ciiaruy uan, aim us uie i inaemnity claim.
party entered the hall room, the dainty
Hopkins and. the Primary.
Only one argument is presented by
the federal payroll brigade which is
buttonholing the legislature in the in
terest of Senator Hopkins why the
Aurora senator should be re-elected.
That one argument is that the sen
ator was slick enough to slip in and
get away with a plurality of the sena
torial "advisory" vote while the voters
were giving all their attention to the
sensational, all-absorbing, Hopkins
eclipsing Deneen-Yates battle for th-j
There are innumerable reasons why
Hopkins should not be returned to
the senate. It is a notorious fact that
he has been classed with the so-caVcl
"corporation senators." Every man in
. Illinois who knows anything about
politics knows that there isn't a more
cold-blooded "machine" political ma
nipulator than Albert J. Hopkins. Tn
his own home county, city, precinrt
and block where he lives, there was
some little interest taken in the sena
torial primary; and there Hopkins was
And the payroll patriots who are
shoutingj for Hopkins because thsy
- fear his defeat would involve trouble
for the federal "machine" fail to re
call the important fact that Hopkins
himself, before' the primary election,
absolutely refused to enter Into an
- agreement with the other candidates
for- senator, that- the candidate re
ceiving the highest number of votes
Nothing in a Name.
Quincy Herald: There's nothing in
a name. The newspapers prove that
every day. During- the past week
these things have happened :
Charles Drlnkwater, " while drunk.
fell oft the sprinkling cart which u
drove for the city of Lytle, Ga., and
George Swim was drowned at
Pasadena, Cal. 1
John F. Toil was arrestad in Patter
son, N. J., for vagrancy. '
General Pickle of Knoxville, Tenn.,
is In trouble.
Can you beat it?
little chaperon, surrounded by a bevy
of very beautiful girls, was the cyno
sure of all eyes and the object of many
flattering comments during the even
ing. Miss Lucile Kemp of this city
was also a member of the interesting
party, who occupied box 12, where the
handsomest gowns of the evening were
noticed. Mrs. Welty wore an import
ed white lace gown, built princess, with
diamonds, and a beautiful evening
cloak. Miss Beaver's gown of a pale
yellow satin; Miss Illges wore a gown
of delicate pink chiffon ; Miss McHugh
was gowned in white embroidered
mull; Miss Brown wore white satin,
and Miss Kemp pink chiffon. The
young women are all debutantes. The
young men who were in the party are
Robert Huston, Oren Altmire, Fred
Secrest and George Santon, all law
students at Ohio state university. Fri
day afternoon Mrs. Welty was hostess
at a box party at Keith's for her guests
and Friday evening she entertained
them with a box party at the Great
Northern theater. The young women
expressed themselves as having spent!
one of the most delightful weeks of
their lives. While In the south the
young women will attend the winter
carnival in New Orleans." Miss Mc
Hugh and Miss Beaver are now in Pen-
sacola, Fla., where they will remain
during the month of February.
In Honor of Birthday. Miss Myrtle
Avery entertained at her home in Dav
enport a company of girl friends Sat
urday afternoon in honor of Edith
Stockham of this city, whose 12th
birthday anniversary it was. Games
and music helped pass a merry after
noon and a course supper was served
In the afternoon. Many pretty gifts
were left with Edith as mementoes
of the occasion. There were present
from this city Edith and Gladys Stock-
ham and Alfred Stockham and Helen
and Marian Blakslee.
Shower for Bride-Elect. Miss Leilla
Taylor was the honoree at a linen
shower given Saturday evening by Mrs.
Frank D. . Olson on Fourteen th-and-a
half street, at which 14 young ladies
were the guests. The marriage of
Miss Taylor and H. N. Ward will take
place Wednesday at the home of C. G
Taylor, 1205 Twelfth street.
Altar Society Coffee. The Altar so
ciety of St. Joseph's Catholic church
will conduct a coffee at the home of
Mrs. J. F. Murphy, 1040 Twenty-sec
ond street, Monday afternoon, Feb. 22
the hours will be 3 to 8.
The Argus Daily Short Story
THE BREAKFAST FOOD MAN BY FRANK II. WILLIAMS.
Copyrighted, 1908, by Associated Literary Press.
Way to Control Trusts,
That Grover Cleveland held that
trusts could be controlled by the
states and effectively controlled only
by the states la recalled by the Nor-
fold Virginian-Pilot. This is vindicat
ing his position in this matter as it
has already' vindicated most of the
policies which he stood for and advo
cated. The recent decision of the a-
preme court in the Waters-Pierce
case from Texas fully sustains the
rights of the several states to control
corporations within their borders,
whether the corporation be domestic
or foreign, and so upholds the demo
cratic doctrine enunciated by. Cleve
land 12 years and more ago. ., Under
this decision a state makes good its
laws against a trust. .
Roosevelt and his fellow-ftatlonallsU
hnld that tha otntoa oro Inenmnetcnt
throughout the state at the primary to deaI with u-usu, that monopolistic
, vuu.mc.eu tue regumr pany sen i- combinations can be controlled oniy
torial nominee. Hopkins wanted to Dy the federal establishment at Wash
oj?! f I tot,gfre he re8ult f ington. To that end they would dis
Stia5T!TOM,Illm,,elf',?"t4" ue tnd and dl8trt commerce clau3e
Static 2J3mbl c t0 td 5. the tne constitution to the point of cov-
Thi uZ 11 'handling- of the subjects of interstate
.mBtceiiA so place all the busi-
ZZ. " - 8 wuen ana,yze:i- ness of the country under the control'!
- m - i . -Already the federal statute books are
:., ' wongress. -cumbered with laws directed against'i
ane wew York. Mall-says that con--trusts and monopolies,- but so far the
eress, more a me puy. nas lost its last Washington agency after , years of
Horseshoers Have Banquet. The
horseshoers of the three cities and
their ladies held a banquet at Hiber
nian hall, Davenport, Saturday even
Snap if Taken
Eighty-acre farm at Princeton,
Iowa. Twenty miles from Dav
enport; two railroads; good im
provements. Will give posses
sion March 1, or furnish tenant
THIS FARM WILL BE SA
RIFICED IF SOLD THIS
Harry H. Hubbard,
Real Estate and Insurance; 1805
Second Ave. Both Phones.
Hugh Sommors. tearlug down the
snowy road in his hue red automo
bile, spied the cirl n little distance
ahead of him. lie pulled the car to a
standstill lieshle her and smiled appre
ciatively at her rosy cheeks and her
becoming turn o' shauter and sweater
Hello, neighbor," he cried.
Hello, Mr. Breakfast Food Man."
the girl replied rather grudgingly and
The man grinned, though rather un
I suppese," he said, "that you think
it's somcthiug nwful for me to Lc
making my money iu such a prosaic
way as feeding the public at tho break
fast table. Would you think any the
better of me if my money was tied up
la railroad ar.d government Iwnds, ns I
suppose your father's estate is?"
The girl surveyed the man critically
from heel to head while he reddened
under her glar.ee.
It's hard to tell." she replied can
didly at la;;t. "When I think cf that
awful wheatflaka that you manufac
ture it seems to obscure whatever
good qualities you may have. I see
you through falling flukes of that un
n heatflaka is every bit as good ns
and better (hau wheato!" he mired.'
"And that's the only other brand on the
market that has sales anywhere nearly
as big as ours!"
At this the girl simply raised her
eyebrows. Then on second thought
"Naturally that's your opinion. But
we eat wheato at our breakfast ta
She turned defiantly and started
down the road.
Wait!" cried Hush, Jumping from
hi.-? machine. ."Don't v invav like this.
Tou probably think of me as utterly
imposslble.'but I'm hanged if I'm go
ing to let a breakfast food come be
I could explain to you now wheat
flaka is made and show you how per
fectly pure and wholesome it is, but
you wouldn't understand it. I might
tell you that we are soou going to be
gin an advertising campaign that will
wipe wheato off the market, but you
don't understand business."
Indeed!" ejaculated the girl.
But yoii can understand this,"
Hugh . rushed on. "You can under
stand me when I say I love you. I've
loved you from the moment I saw you,
and, no mutter how you think of me
now, no mutter what you say. I'm go-
lug to make you love me and , marry
me! Just ns I'm going to be success
ful in this fight aguinst wheato, I'm
going to wli youT'
A deep. Indignant flush suffused the
girl's face. Then she laughed mock-
Ingly. ; . i
"Really, Mr. Breakfast Food Man,"
she cried, "you can't make a girl mar
ry you by the same tactics you would
employ lu a business campaign. If
your endeavors with wheatflaka are nc
mere successful than your endeavors
will be to win me, it will certainly go
hard with you."
Haughty and stern, she stood with
averted face until nugh, somewhat
abashed, climbed Into his machine and
whirled down the road. -
But Hugh's Imoyant nature soon re
assorted Itself. He had never yet
failed In anything that he had under
taken. Why, then, should he fall when
it came to winning a wife? ,
Confident that .when the time really
fame the "girl would capitulate, he
I pigeonholed his courtship for future
attention and 'gave all his- energies
1 Into the. prosecution of his campaign
I For a week or more the campaign
progressed in a most satisfactory man
ner. Consumers and Jobbers through-
" out the country responded in a won-
aggressive .advertising. lie felt thnt
bis efforts were already crowned with
imceess. Ills salesmen everywhere re
ported that the sales of wheato had
Then suddenly out of a clear sky
came a storm cloud. The wheato
company In page advertisements in
many leading newspapers published a
complete report of the method by
which, wheatflaka was manufactured.
I - i
wheato was abandoned. lie was too j
busy endeavoring to hold his own bust-1
cess together to bother much about the
enemy. - t
- It was a rather discouraged Hugh j
ho came upon the girl for the second
time as he -plowed through the deep
jnow In his big car. - .
Arrayed as before, she was standing
ust Inside the gate leading to her
home. The house where she and her
widowed mother lived was a big affair,
half mile or so down the road from
The girl aetanr- -mlled as she saw
Hugh's dlsconsolcii.- and haggard face.
"Why, It's the breakfast food man,"
she laughed; "Have yon come to mar
ry me, Mr. Food?" she asked gayly.
'Xot yet," replied the man doggedly.
"But I'm going to some day. Heavens,
how I love you!" he cried as be gazed
hungrily at her flushed face. "I never
knew what it was before to love. Now,
when I can't have you right when I
want you my whole being cries aloud
The gii, her face all aflame, laughed
again, this time rather constrainedly.
"Kcally you are a,very original lover.
Mr. Food," she said. "None of the oth
er men has ever said such things to
me so unconcernedly."
"Who are the other men?" demanded
Hugh fiercely. Then he laughed at
himself. "I'm hardly in a position now
to ask," he went on. "But I'm going to
win out I'm 'going to win at that fac
tory, and then I'll come and win you!"
He Jerked the lever forward, and the
great car shot away.
However, despite Hugh's confident
prediction, he found it exceedingly dif
ficult to wiu out in bis fight against
wheato. Iu fact, the campaign went
so severely against him that In a short
time he found himself facing failure.
It was then that the girl rose upper
most in his thought to the exclusion
even of his business worries. Finally
doggedly he went to see the girl ber
eelf. She entered the room in her home,
where he awaited her, with a smile on
her Hps. She became serious Instantly,
though, when she saw his haggard
face and the new lines lately etched
"Dear," said Hugh abruptly, "I've
come to you now In a different mood.
For the first time lu my 'life I face de
feat In my business, and I know now
I realize that I cannot win you.
"It Is to tell you that I still love you
and that some time, when I have be
gun life anew, I'm going to return and
try, as best I can, to win you. I want
to apologize for the manner in which 1
have courted you heretofore."
For a moment the girl looked at him;
then, averting her eyes, she spoke
" i know exactly how you stand In
your business." she said.- "I am the
cause of it. Don't Interrupt me. Just
before my father died he purchased a
controlling interest in the wheato com
pany, and the. fight which was waged
against you was at my Instigation. 1
I thought I hated you."
Hugh rose abruptly, but the girl hur
"You need lose but little, after all,
said the girl. "The demand for wheato
has increased, so that additional fac
tories are imperative. We will take
over your factories for a price that
will let them out, or we will consoll
date with you."
"Bother the business!" cried Hugh,
Jumping to his feet. "You you don't
hate me?" .
"No," murmured the girl.
"Then is It can you possibly"
The girl looked upward at him slyly.
What Hugh saw there gave him cour
age. "We'll consolidate!" he cried, great
Joy in bis voice, and he ratified the
consolidation with a kiss.
HAVE YOTT COMB TO MAURY ME, MB.
FOOD " SUE ASKED OAYLY.
in tnis report it was shown that three
times during the process the focd was
touched by human h-.iuds.
The wheato ccmpany pointed out to
the public t he danger of contamination
and pollution of the food through this
agency and further declared that
wheato wa3 manufactured by the most
cleanly process which could possibly
The effect of this advertising was to
cut the sales of wheatflaka lu half at
once. Hugh immediately ordered the
entire process of manufacture changed,
but he realized that it would be some
time before the food recovered from
Humor m& Philosophy
By DUNCAN ' M. SMITI
When you get that red hot letter writ
ten, mall It In the furnace, - "
If you mistake
your wrong head
edness for genius,
genius won't pay
for the error.
- A man who
succeeds in mak
ing a living does
not see anything
disc r editable
about the meth
od,, no matter
what It may be.
People who feel themselves superior
usually have an air of mystery about
them. Well, that's It 1
Trust no future and don't bank much
on the pastr rThe all pervading present
Is the thing to get busy with.
That piece of mince pie is hardly
Women like to talk, which proTea
them nearly related to men.
Every now and then when you think
of a fool a still small voice whispers,
-rag; you're It." . , -
As a rule, you have to pay a high
price for the privilege of being rude.
It is a lot easier to play the fool than
It is to pay the bill later. . ,
Sometimes the man who has nothing
to say has good reason for Ms utter
Inventor of Roller Skate.
It will surprise many old and young
American boys and girls to learn that
the inventor of the roller skate was u
Dutchman named Merlin, who visited
England iu 17i0. Eight years later he
exhibited a "pair of skates contrived
to run on wheels" at a museum in
London and also gave public exhibi
tion of his prowess in skating over a
smooth floor, playing a violin the
while. It appears, however, that his
demonstrations were on occasions rath
er more exciting than successful, for it
Is recorded that he used to fall about
and smash Into mirrors and pictures
which covered the walls of the room.
To Cure a Cold In One Day.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tab
lets. Druggists refund money . If it
falls to cure. E. W. Grove's signature
For the time his camnaicp against is on each box. 25c ' ' '-
member that wore hoots.. His .name-trumpet-blowing, tomtom-heating and 8oOOOOOOOOC)00000XC)OCX)S SSST-S SASI
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. If you need money, see us well help you. ..
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, your furniture, piano,, horses, wagons, etc. leave property '.
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. ments. ' ; ' . '-;
If you cannot call, phone or write, and well call.
Mutual Loan Company
People's National Bank Building; Room 411. Old Phono Wttt 13;
New BlOt. Open Wednesday and Saturday Nights. -
Our Pet Affliction. .
This broad land.
The German band.
Pure and simple. - - ,
Are going -: v .
Night and day. ' r
And when - - -.
-We'll have .
New statutes to obey.
Are the purest.
We have their word.
. And boodle
Bo-much as heard.
On its merits
Will they discuss
Of their advantage ' -Of
Their tale to us.
They think -That
simple story -With
WiU make a hit.
We read It
. The papers, -
- And we
Just as Easy.
1TH03BI OTHCK. - fA
MOKkS DON'T I
CAAASie VrtTH )
It Is as easy to believer good things
about yourself as it Is to believe bad
things about others. - ;'.-. ; -,
. ' Conceited.': "
"He Is always getting btanself Into
"Genius for It, ehr ' -"", V .
Genius nothing.; It Is all carefutty,
planned out," :.:-.::-----" I
"What Is bis ldear - ;
"Likes to hear himself talked about"
"I hate to be Ignorant.' ;
"Do your?) .
"Tea Indeed" L T "
"I understand now.".
"Why you always seem o
Object of Qusptefoft.
-see mar zenow over theroT - v
- "Yes; I have been, noticing him tsf
some ttme.V-V . ; '.- 1 y
He seems to be shadowing vm .s-1
"Maybe he thinks we ars
f -. '. Hallmark.
"He Is a fiend m human form,"
"He doesn't look It"
' "But he Is.V. , "
"Oh. yes; 1 see Us