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THE ARGUS, MONDAY. FEBRUARY 22, 1909.
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TRADES UTS?) COUNCIL m
Monday, February 22, 1909.
Lest we forget this is George Wash
This is both a natal day and a naval
day of supreme importance to the na
Elihu Root in defending Mr. Dana on
the former occasion.
Washington the Great. -
This is Washington's birthday, the
anniversary of the birth of the con
tinental patriot who proved him
self In brave strife and he
roic deprivation, - and ' as the
first ruler of a free people the father
of his country. It is a"joy to know
that time has not dimmed the luster
of this glorious name. While the gov
ernment may have at . times strayed
from the wise and virtuous paths into
which Washington led, it has over
come many obstacles that have since
Washington's day developed to mar the
lofty ideals for which he struggled,
and today remains what he made it
the land of the free and the home of
the brave. r
May it remain so for all time, and,
may the name of Washington ever be
the highest and purest-type of our
true greatness as a nation and an in
spiration to the noblest impulse and
most patriotic endeavor of all the
equal rights to 11 and special privi
leges to none.. Tne democratic party
is very much and will continue its
fight for a square deal and good gov
Any event of a naval character that
does not include Dewey and Evans is ca's
The Fleet Home Again.
Greater than the achievements of
war are the victories of peace. ,Ameri-
mighty fleet of white-winged
though stern messengers, with prows
kissed by the seven seas, completed a
From Vallev Force to Hamnton globe-circling cruise unparalleled in
Roads. This is the history of the mil- j the history of the universe, today, and
itary developments of the country ai rode once more majestically in the
harbor of home, sweet home. A re
turning armada crowned with the lau
rels of conquest could not have re
ceived a more glorious welcome. It is
right that this should be so. Going
forth on an errand of peace, this won
derful aggregation of sea craft, white
clad as well as iron clad, bore greet
ings of good will to all the nations.
Its mission was to preserve kindly re-
The democrats of Rok Island have
a good list of candidates before ths
primary tomorrow. Iet the party
members stick to their colors.
A Colorado man has found in a re
mote mountain a crack in the earth
from which issues hot air. Perhaps
some prehistoric legislature, engulfed j lations existing between the United
by a sudden earthquake, lies buiicl . States and the other governments the
underneath. j world around, to display not valnglor-
jiously the marvelous advancement and
It is a good thing that Washington J mechanical genius in American-made
established his reputation for truth and 'sea-going war craft, but to proclaim
veracity before Roosevelt came upon ; that this greatest of nations stands for
the scene. He is immune from classi-' peace and the enforcement of peace,
fication among the members of the I Happily, the object of the great un
Ananias club under any circumstances, jdeitaking was not misunderstood. Ev-
. iery where greeted with the highest
DpsnitP nil th.it is hannonhifr tml.iv honors that one nation could bestow
John G. Wooley'a Desertion.
John G. Wooley, for a long time
head of the prohibitionists, and once
their presidential candidate, has come
out in renunciation of his connectiou
with that party. He declares that the
prohibition, party has accomplished its
work, done about all the good that it
can do, that henceforth its efforts wi!l
amount to but little. The, prohibitij:i
movement, he thinks, has reached a
point where dependence must be made
upon the old parties, or at leas',
where the work done must be per
formed along the lines of the old par
ties. This is a movement quite consistent
with the intelligence and sagacity ff
Mr. Wooley, who has traveled widely
and seen much of the world, but his
attitude will be condemned by most of
the prohibition leaders, who still think
that about all that can be done for
the cause of temperance, must bo
done by the prohibition party.
The lessened vote during the last
presidential election polled by the pro
hibitionists, was certainly discourag
ing to their leaders.
in which President Roosevelt is occu
pying the center of the stage, the state
ly figure of the father of his country
still looms up as first in war, first in
peace and first in the hearts of his
The inauguration will be a little
more complicated and formal than
the one the country had when Thomas
Jefferson is alleged to have tied his
horse to a picket fence and walked
around to the capital steps to take
the oath of office.
upon another, the visits of the fleet to
foreign powers were accepted as a
compliment worthy of the fullest meas
ure of reciprocation.
-Anr so the fleet has come home
without incident or serious mishap to
mar its momentous voyage. It has ful
filled its mission, and America is great
er for that fulfillment, no less than for
hi , . i i , i . i
me exmuiuon oi wmcii we are an so
justly proud that it presented to the
The Commoner says: "The mere
fact that Senator Hopkins has exper
ienced considerable SicTty in .secur
ing a re-election o th senar. from
Illinois is evidence of r. onsUlotable
moral development on the part of the
state that gave Lincoln ar.. I Grant ;o
the service of their co i.iry."
Democratic House in 1010.
Much interest has been aroused by
William J. Bryan's statements recently
made as to the future of the demo
"It is more than possible it is even
probable,' Bryan declares, "that the
house of representatives to be elected
in 1910 will be democratic."
Sounding a word of warning to President-elect
Taft, he continues:
"The president-elect cannotpossibly
satisfy the expectations of both ele
ments of the republican party. With
a republican senate and a republican
house controlled by what Mr. Roose
velt calls reactionaries, how can he es
cape conflict either with the republi
can leaders or with the republican vo
ters of the Mississippi valley?"
In discussing the tendency toward
reform legislation, Mr. Bryan says:
"The democratic party is in sympa
thy with the 'growing demand for remedial-legislation:
it is therefore row
ing with the tide, for the tide is on
ward. Democrats, recognizing the re
sponsibility of their position, and
strong in the confidence they feel - in
the righteousness of their cause, are
prepared to wage a winning fight
against an opposition already panic
The indictment for libel by the jury
of the District of Columbia against
the New York World and the Indian
apolis News, under the iibel laws
which the district inherited over 100
years ago from 18th century Maryland,
brings those journals face to face with
the same Issue of the freedom of the
press which CharlesA. Dana so suc
cessfully met a dozen or fifteen years
ago. Judge Brown of the United
States court decided that Mr. Dana
of the New York Sun could not be
haled to Washington and there tried
for libel under thedistrict libel laws;
and it is to be hoped that the World
and the News will fight extradition to
day . for the reasons which were ex
pounded in so masterly a style by
Not "Near Dead" Democracy.
An eastern exchange refers to the
great democratic party as a "near dead
! democracy." The democracy is neither
dead nor half dead. It polled G.393,182
votes last fall, an increase of 1,315,211
over 1904, as against a republican in
crease of 14,190. It elected governors
in Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota. Nebraska
Colorado, Montana and North Dakota
It has gained a United States senator
in Indiana and In Oregon. In one
sense it ha3 gained a senator in Col
orado, for while the venerable Sena
tor Teller has participated in the dem
ocratic caucus for several years, he
was a republican until 1S9G, and still
retains most of his republican beliefs
Statistics, however, tell only a small
part of the story of the rehabilitation
of the democratic party. The old fac
tional feuds are dead. The party is
united again. It is in better condition
than it has been since 1892, and has
every prospect of being in still better
condition two years from now than it
No, the democratic party is today a
militant democracy. It is the party of
the people; the party that is today, as
it has been in the past, fighting for
DR. WILLIAM T. BULL
Hi3 Noble Warks ct Home.'
"Don't you think. Minerva," said
her husband anxiously as be tied the
kitchen apron firmly around his waist
and tucked bis whiskers behind the
bib to keep them out of the dishwater
"don't you think that we are carry
ing this idea of co-operation in domes
tic matters to extremes? I have been
washing dishes for a week now. and
between times I have been doing a
little Scriptural reading, and 1 cannot
find in the Bible any authority for
men's doing kitchen work, but women
are frequently spoken of in this con
" 'She looked well to the ways of her
household.' 'She worketh willingly
with her hands.' 'She riseth while it
is yet night and giveth meat to her
household.' These quotations, Miner
va, would seem to warrant the con
clusion that household duties should
properly be assigned to the woman."
"My dear," replied his wife, "If you
will pursue your studies you will find
in II Kings xxi, 13. these words: '1
will wipe Jerusalem as a man wlpeth
a dish, wiping It and turning it upside
down.' This proves that you are nobly
doing the work designed for you by
Providence. When you are through
be sure to wash the towels' clean
shake them and hang them straight
on the rack. Death, you know, lurk3
in the dishcloth. I am now going out
to attend a meeting of the Society For
the Extinction of the Microbe by
Means of Electricity." Ladies' Home
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Comedy of the Post Card.
A man In an obscure town, whose
literary efforts had failed to find favor,
sent this leter to an editor:
Dear Sir This Is a small place where 1
live, and whenever a story of mine comes
back the whole village knows it. Now.
know yoit'-don't want the inclosed manu
script, but I am sending it along just the
same, together with a post card, which 1
beg you to repost to me. The postmis
tress will read It. of course, and I need
not tell you that within three hours the
news of what is on it will be all over the
town. I shall know when it comes that
my manuscript Is rejected, and you need
never return it to me. But please post
the card to me and win my everlasting
gratitude. ... (
The post card bad been carefully
typewritten and self addressed. It
bore these words:
Dear Sir Your manuscript received and
accepted. Will write you fully regarding
it as soon as possible. Is 100 a satisfac
tory price? Yours truly,
EDITOR OF LETEMAIXCOMB.
' London Answers. "...
FAMOUS CANCER SPECIALIST WHO DIED TODAY.
Rheumatism Cured in Three Days.
N. B. Langley, Madison, Wis., says:
I was almost helpless with rheuma
tism for about five months. Hal it in
my neck so I could not turn my bead.
and all through my body. I tried three
doctors and many remedies without
any; relief whatever until I ! procured
Dr, Detchon's Relief for Rheumatism.
In a few hours the pain was relieved
and 'in three days the rheumatism was
completely cured and I was at work."
Sold by Otto Grotjan. 1501 Second
avenue. Rock Island, Gust.. Schlegel
& Son, 20 West Second street, Daven
W Of the $?ear
By ARTHUR J. BURDICK
Copyright. 1009. by American Press Association
rONQ, loud and clear the chorus swells
Thf voices of the years.
Each ringing: with achievement grand
And calling to the spheres
To look and view
One loyal, true,
"JVho snatched frost Tyranny a land
The fairest neath the sun
And started Progress on her way:
Brave, noble Washington.
N him War found a champion
Courageous, dauntless, true.
His heart of steel was tender, too.
And sympathy it knew.
And friend and foe,
When lying low,
Alike to him were brother men,
His fellows, every one.
War was but Mercy's path when led
The soldier, Washington.
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m I' M
; GILBERT STUAET'S WASHINGTON.
THE chanting years sing Peace today
Sweet is the theme and grand
And sound the praise of him who first
Enticed her to this land.
Her light more clear
Shines forth each year,
To all the world a beacon bright,
Hope's never setting sun. ,
All nations voice their gratitude
To our George Washington.
THOUGH first in war and first in peace.
Yet more than this was he.
We call him "Father," for to us
He gave sweet liberty.
Lift loud your song,
0 years, prolong
The anthem, and while time endurai
Proclaim the victory won!
First in the hearts of all true men
Aye lives our Washington.
The Argus Daily Short Story
KEEPINGIGROLL OFF THE GRASS By Ilenry Berlingoff.
- Copyrighted 1908, by Associated Literary Press.
Humor m& Philosophy
By DUNCAN M. SMITI
bis personal arrairs. ,r r
YStub "was ever alert to get bold of
come bit of information that be could
use as a club, but Groll grew more and
more daring In bis attention wltb the
knowledge that the girl feared to speak
Groll always was particularly of
fensive when Fielding was at the
Dun. iue nrni uau iu urautues up- iroivi .... f .,i t
. effective In keeping others from to-
ltulu lue Ulaul-ura "c,c UMJUB"1 dnlffintr In that nflRHmo
over to the cashier, who accepted the
credit slips wii'vut onestion and
passed the scale package on to the
bank with his own deposit by Fielding.
The packages of bills were made into
brick shaped forms and sealed at ei
ther end. The messengers were trust
ed employees, and there never bad
been the slightest inaccuracy.
Stub loved to watch the arrival f
the packages. It was his ambition to
I be a messenger himself some day and
carry n revolver under license from the
The bulge in the messengers' coat
pockets filled him with envy, and he
was saving his tips with the idea of
purchasing a revolver of bis own
against that happy day when he should
be intrusted with one of the leather
satchels chained to the messengers'
Then came a day when Groll went
into the senior partner's office, and
soon he and Sommers went to the
cashier's cage. Here the two, after a
brief consultation with the latter, went
toward Fielding's desk.
'I tell you that I saw him make the
exchange," Groll was saying as they
moved toward the closed desk. "I was
in the cage for a moment and saw him
bending over his desk."
"Did Mr. Fielding go to his desk
after he left the cage?" asked Som
mers of the cashier, and the latter nod
ded an unwilling assent.
An Ingrowing grouch will do mora
to upset a man's liver than balf it
dozen doctors can set right -
how that t've cot vex -
-Swe e n ev want tr to wash
Tf r K. PACE ANO LOOK I
A great many people consider that
the right to criticise is embodied In
any declaration of friendship.
There is nothing so effective In keep
Ing a man from getting good rest as
He baa a bottle of medicine that he I too much rest.
wanted to put there. He had a bad
The cashier carried the bunch of
keys that were duplicates of all the
keys In the office, and they soon found
the one that fitted Fielding's desk. As
There may be two sides to a ques
tion, but what is the use? You can be
only iu one place at a time.
When tbe days are too short th
the roll top was raised to release theJ amiable gas company will be pleased
eaten that held the drawers locked I to lengthen them.
Stub could not refrain from drawing
near. The trio did not notice his -ap-1 There is one good thing about Idle-
proacn, so Interested were they in the ness It shows how desirable employ -
investigation. I ment la.
With an exclamation .that sounded
AH tbe news all the time TUB
Stub Reiley was willing to admit!
that the "old man" was a more im
portant figure In the office than George
Fielding, but the rack itself could not
wring from him an admission that any
one else loomed as large, least of all
Douglas Groll, the junior partner.
Groll had incurred Stub's enmity the
first day the boy had come Into the of
fice, and since then he had done noth
ing to cause a reversal of Stub's opin
ion, Fielding, was a wholesome sort of
chap whose very capacity for making
friends bad won for him a place- of
authority in the office of Sommers &
Groll. . Every one liked him. The
loyal Stub worshiped him and would
have gone to the end of tbe earth at
bis order. ,
Stub had even, raised from the dead
bis mythical grandmother to bury her
at a more auspicious moment because
Fielding had hinted that there was a
lot of work to be done even If the
"Champs" were playing a double head
er at the ball grounds. Greater trib
ute than this no small boy can pay
Naturally when Gertrude Vance was
looked upon with especial . favor by
Fielding she became the chief goddess
in tbe office.
Mr. Sommers sonorous call of "Pat
rick!" sometimes went .unanswered.
but the boy fairly Jumped to Miss
Vance's desk at the softest call of
"Stub!" and would sharpen her pencil
or bring her a fresh set of carbons
before be answered the Increasingly
impatient call of the head of the firm.
And because Fielding cared for Ger
trude it angered Stub to notice the fa
miliarlty with which the junior part
ner treated the little typewriter. Ger
trude could not very well resent these
trifling inpertinences without losing
her place, and she could not afford to
do that when she and Fielding were
very like a groan Sommers drew from
the bottom drawer a package that was
unmistakably the deposit from the
North Side branch, and with trembling
hiind he reached for the sharp envel
ope opener that lay uikmi the blotter.
I've had my suspicions for some
time," announced Groll jubilantly. "I
happen to know that Fielding Is plan
ning to marry Miss Vance, and he has
been speculating with what they cafl
tfieir "building fund' for some time.
lie planned this move to get back his
losses nud at the same time gain
enough to buy a home. I have been
watching him carefully, and today my
suspicions were aroused.
The money is net counted here la
the office, and he planned to place the
blame on the cashier or tbe messenger
and go scot free."
Stub grinned at the Jubilation oi
Groll's voice and stood on tiptoe the
better to observe the proceedings.
Sommers had slit the wrapper that the
seals might be preserved intact for fu
ture reference, and all three men gave
an exclamation of surprise when, in
stead of tbe bank notes, Sommers
drew out sheets of crisp bond paper
cut to greenback size.
Terhaps bis nerve railed hIm,T,sng-
cested Groll, who was the first to
break tbe silence.
"Nerve nothin'," Interrupted Stub.
"I was wise to your game. I had the
switchboard when the girl was out to
lunch, and I was rubberin' on the wire
when you told Mr. Eeekman to fix the
package today like the one he gave
you. you was trying to get Mr. neia-
ing out of the office so you could
break off the engagement, and maybe
Miss Vance would go to lunch when
you asked her.
Tiggy Moran up to the branch goes
to th same choich I go to. I got him
lh' job, an' he found out that there
was a lot of cut paper in Mr. Beek
man's wastebasket last night. I see
you bring in the package this morning.
an' I see you and Mr. Beekman in
Brown's last night when he give it to
"I was wise. I swapped packages on
jou, an' It ain't your fault that Mr.
Fielding ain't comin back from the
bank tellin' that the North Side pack
age was a fake. You didn't see me
switch it; you didn't even know I was
In th' cage, but I was there all right.
and that's how it is that you got back
the same package you thought you
was- givin Mr. Fielding. I'm there,
too. when It comes to handln lemons
(Continued on Page Six.)
AN OBAKQE "HEALTH TEST"
In regard to ventilation.
No two men can hit It off.
Some find health In open window;
Others swear they feed a cough;
Some Insist that drafts are healthy.
Giving vigor to their breath;
Others fear the indoor breezes
Striking them w!I! be their death.
Jones, he wants It nice and airy
Window always raised a bit.
Brown. If lis the least bit drafty.
Has his regulation fit.
Gray would have the room so heated
Like an oven it would seem.
Benson's rurged style of comfort '
Comes from turning off the steam.
In the morning bright end early
One applies his cherished fad.
Flinging open wide the window.
And the others all get mad.
"Goodness, gracious, shut the window!
In what sawmill were you born?"
Cries the man who counts drafts dead
ly In the finest kind of scorn.
8o they carry on their scrapping,
Eacli one of a different mind.
Each is striving for his hobby.
To the other's none resigned.
Pushing up and down the window.
Turning on and off the heat.
At the antics of his feUows
Kicking roundly with both feet.
People Who Know.
If there is one thing that this coun
try Is long on it. is on people who
know how it should be run.
Hard to Take.
"He has no use for that doctor? .
"What's the matter?"
"Went to him to get something to
make him Rleep." :
"Couldn't the. doctor give him any
'Yes; that was the trouble. Tbe doc
tor prescribed sawing wood." ' .
Two years ago a club of twenty-five
laUles was formed to make a test oi tue
t. .... 1 . L. !..!... -. n I . . 1. ull
A. .A I UOCULU-K1V1UH VM'IO VIAUKW. Ah
every peuuy uguuioi uic -tarted by the claim of one of the mem-
t!mi thpv should find some tlnv subur-1 bers that she had never been so well in
uuu ."" . I when oranges had been freely eaten
eome. I most every day. The club idea was
They were working hand in hand K t more
toward that end, and she could only I were invariably eaten and the results
Tif tn. nnflro ihn hnml thfitl were uniformly beneficial. This was
' . I auite apparent in the improved complex-
rested caressingly on ner suouiaer i lons of the ladies. Some of them
n-lionornr rir nil ntnnned at her desk I said that in addition to eating oranges
. . - .nultin. line) uau maun 11 an occasiunai pracuce
to give an order or ask a question. to 8QUeese the juIce or a lemon into a
Stub instinctively sensed her embar-1 tumbler of water and drink it the last
rassment, and he gritted Eta teeth im- &iS uffSkff !
tnusiastic over their experiment and are
Could Qualify. ' ;
"Let me show you something I have
in a very fine count," said the mar
riage broker to the ' millionaire; who
was thinking of buying one for hie
daughter. - - -
"Is he gentle and house broker -"He
is broke all right
Not Merchandise. ' . - ; s
Comes in the room the fresh alrtCTSXk;
And opens up the sash : .
And, to your great annoyance,
A draft you cannot cash. ;
potently whenever he saw Groll mov-
Insr toward the trnewrlter's corner, firmly convinced that by freely eating
ing lOara uie typewriters er. orange, and drlnklnff ,emon Julce iro
vowing with boyish intensity that he time to time the liver is kept in perfect
would cet even condition and of course a perfect-func-wuuiu
fcei ecu. .. ... .... tionlng Uver is the secret of a rood corn-
lie watcneu urou witu a- quiet arxen- piexion. At all events, the experiments
tion that permitted no more to escape, I made by the ladies' club has had the ef-
, ... . .. ,, , Kof- mn feet of stimulating the sals of the best
and that resourceful business man ade, of oranges and lemons and the
would have been surprised had he "Sunklst" brands are on sale almost t
realized how much Stub knew about vrywhero -PPr this demand.. i
. Fell Shert. - .
'Jone9 Inherited all of his taleats
from his mother." "
"At that he will never be as goad a
man as she is." .
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. One Branch. i ' :
"Does your friend knoW ftnytfchqrf"
"He Is well up in edence" ; ,.
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