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THE ARGUS. MONDAY, MARCH 22, 1909.
- Published Daily and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island, HI- En
tered at the postofflce as second-class
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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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.
TRADES ,u COUHCIL m
j mcnt, especially when'that experiment
has been confined heretofore to cities
of smaller size and simpler political
conditions than exists in a metropo
lis However, cities like Joliet and
Peoria might very well imitate the
examples of Galveston and ' Des
Moines and make a trial of the com
mission plan. Their experiences in
that line doubtless would be of ma
terial benefit to Chicago in makiy
"There should be passed a general
enabling act which could be taken
advantage of by any city of the state
outside of Chicago which cared.to do
so. Members of the general assem
bly from Chicago should cooperate
with down-state legislators in secur
ing properly framed legislation of
Monday, March 22, 1909.
Open up the west end to all roads
that may desire to come in, and make
the way easy.
Mr. Roosevelt vrl return from Af
rica in 18 months, or just about as
Senator Depew's term expires.
Teddy sails away for darkest Af
rica tomorrow. May he have a per
fectly corking time.
In the matter of the proposed tar
iff duties on womens gloves and hose,
congress seems to have its hands and
feet, both full.
J Hetty Green announces that her
specialty is minding her own busi
ness. It certainly seems to have been
profitable in- her case.
'A Baptist church in Somerville,
Mass., has decreed that no woman
shall be admitted to the services until
she has taken off her hat, on the
ground that women "spend more time
examining others hats than in listen
ing to the sermon."
While I have not a very Intimate pel.
sonal acquaintance with . the young
man, still I know enough concerning
him to be, sure that he is entirely
forthy of "confidence, and will-demonstrate
his abilities and energies in
any position to which he maw aspire.
- "He is the son of Rev. G. Wahlund
of Spring Lake, Minnesota, and ha3
studied at Gustavus Adolphus collega
at. St. Peter and Augustana college,
l-Rock Island, Illinois, having had six
years collegiate work. He expects to
further advance- himself along educa
tional lines at his first o'Oi iunity.
I He. is a young man of the strictest
'integrity, first class ability and un
Yours very truly,
JOHN A. JOHNSON,
There Is something contagious, some
thing strangely infectious about spring.
The very thought of it seems to etate,
delight, inspire, and to produce a feel
ing of self-satisfaction and exhilera
tion. No wonder the spring rhymist
is overcome with rapture as something
ab urd like this rushes from his foun
Care to the breezes you fliiiff.
You shun work can't do n thing.
You want to laugh, be merry. sing
Such is the llrst attack of spring.
You have visions of vacation,
Olving you glad inspiration.
While in rash exhilaration.
You hike to the railway station.
On the train again you jump.
Spend your money like a chump.
Rush hack home; your spirits slump
When against more work you bump!
Flowers blooming everywhere;
Rirds warhling without care;
Trees budding, fruit to bear;
All the world is bright and fair.
And then he paints beautiful word
pictures of the marvels of nature and
soars off into dizzy heights of poetic
vision. Editors shovel his ' products
into the waste baskets, and the world
moves on. rewarding his efforts with
But, here's our greeting to spring!
Walter Wellman says President
Taft is finding it hard to keep faith
with the country on the tariff question.
Mr. Bryan would not have found the
task one difficult of fulfillment. He
would have found a way or made it.
The way to revise the tariff is to re
vise it. . t.
Women at a Cincinnati dance, find
ing a scarcity of partners, turned in a
false alarm, and when the firemen re
sponded explained the situation and
invited them to dance. If the ladiss
had turned their hose on the flrenn
they would doubtless have promptly
Poor Chicago does not get out -of
one trouble until it is into another
whether it be a romance in the fam
ily of the mayor or an obdurate ball
player. There is always something
doing to set the people by the ears.
Now Johnny Kling has refused to
play ball and Fielder Jones is still
putting on airs..
Notice is hereby given that on Tues-
the sixth day of April. A. D. 1909, in
the City of Rock Island, niinois an
election will be held for the following
One mayor for two years.
One city clerk for two years.
One city attorney for two years.
One city treasurer for two years.
One police magistrate for four years.
One alderman in First ward for two
One alderman in Second ward for
One alderman In Third ward for two
years. if ... -
One alderman in Fourth ward for
One alderman in Fifth ward for two
One alderman in Sixth ward for two
One alderman in Seventh ward for
One assessor for one year.
One collector for one year.
Four assistant supervisors for two
Five justices of the peace for four
7 It is insisted . that Governor De
neen eventually will be elected to the
United States senate to succeed Sen
ator Hopkins. It is pretty aggravat
ing, to have to choose between being
governor of a great state like Illinois
for four years and sitting as United
States senator beside the throne in
Washington for six years. What
would you do under the circumstances?
There are 2')4 members of the
legislature. Eacn member receives
$2,000 or a total of $408,000 for mem
hers' Ealaries alone. This session the
appropriations will total something
like $30,000,000. For the most part
these appropriations are necessary for
the support of the state and its many
If there was no contingent expense
incident to prolonging the session ot
the legislature, no one would care
how long the scs-sion continued.- The
sessions bring some visitors to the
city, and the members themselves,
during the two or three days of the
week they are here, help business in
certain lines (and a few of them per
haps in, uncertain lines.)
But there is a heavy contingent ex
pense. There is an army, of ' payroll
parasites, sinecures and hangersn
into whose . pockets are . now being
paid fat salaries out of the pockets of
the people of the state. No monthly
accounting is made to the taxpayers
of this tremendous expense, but it is
heavy. It runs far into the thousands,
atid in return for the bulk of this
money they recklessly expended little
if anything is- siven in return.
This prolonged session is costing the
people of Illinois hundreds of dollars
daily in contingent expenses..
This Senatorial Farce.
s Democrats in the Illinois legislature
can and should interfere in the vex
atious senatorial deadlock at least to
the extent of entering vigorous pro
test against continuing it indefinitely.
It is a farce and a disgrace to the
state. It is holding Illinois up to ridi
cule throughout the nation. It is point
ing with undubitable truths to the
necessity of doing away with this rot
ten, unreasoning, boss-controlled sys
tem of selecting United States sena
tors. It is nothing but a game of politics
all the way through. Here we find
some of.the legislators chirping out
the name, of "Hopkins" every time
their names are called simply because
some political boss or job-distributor
has them by the neck. They vote
"Hopkins" because there is a district
attorneyship or an assistantship at
stake. They have a friend or the'r
Uolitical boss has a number of friends
ho have fat-salaried jobs, and they
command their legislators to vote for
Hopkins by holding political opposition
over their heads as a threat. And
then we find some legislators for Foss
because if he's elected "probably they
will have control over Certain appoint
ments. And than we find a bunch for
Shurtleff because of patronage they
might be able to swing. And then we
nd another bunch sticking lor Mason
until Governor Deneen tells them to
et in line for somebody else. We fini
Lorimer, Busse and other bosses deep
ly interested in "holding" or 'control!
ins" certain votes which would affect
The way to end these senatorial
scandals is to elect senators by direct
vote of the people and the state legis
latures should call upon congress to
summon a constitutional convention
amend the constitution so as to pro
vide for electing United States sen
ators by direct vote.
This was an issue made y the dem
ocracy in the last campaign, ana it is
a big issue. It demands the attention
of the people and of the state legisl.i
A people like the people of the
United States, who are good enough i-j
select their own president are ce--
ainly good enough to select their own
United States senators.
No wonder so many barnacles like
A. J. Hopkins get into the United
States senate considering the system
and the way the game is played!
The Illinois legislature should de
mand a constitutional convention to
take action relative to election
United States senators by direct vof
The Commission Plan.
Many of the newspapers through
out the state favor enactment of the
commission form law. The Chicago
- "Now that Chicago has the consti
tutional amendment under which it
ran secure a charter framed to meet
Its own special needs without regard
to the rest of the state the outside
cities should be encouraged to devise
methods of local government design
ed especially to meet their conditions
The charter bilTs as framed by the
Chicago charter convention, retain
the. council form of government for
this city. '
''It "would be undesirable for Chi
cago to enter upon an experiment
so at variance with its own traditions
as the commission form of govern
Learning of Young Friend's ('and
la-y for Just ice Governor 'John
son Sends Open Letter.
Five constables for four years.
QUESTION OF PUBLIC POLICY.
For the adoption of an I I
ordinance increasing the I Yes I
dramshop license to one j j
thousand ($1,000) dollars No
Which election Will be open at
o'clock in the morning and con
tinue open until 5 o'clock in the af
ternoon of that day.
PLACES OF REGISTRATION AXE
VOTING WILL BE A3 FOLLOWS
First ward, first precinct 113 Fourth
First ward, second precinct 600 Sev
Second ward, first precinct 1014
Second ward, second precinct 91S
Third ward, first precinct Countj
jail building, Third avenue and Four
Third ward, second precinct 1422
Third ward, third precinct 1101 Fif
Fourth ward, first precinct 1914
Fourth ward, second precinct M
Levy's carriage house, Nineteenth
street, between Sixth and Seventh ave
Fifth ward, first precinct Hose
house on Twenty-second street
Fifth ward, second precinct Schmid's
rocery, 823 Twentieth street.
Sixth ward, first precinct Hose
house on Twenty-sixth street.
Sixth ward, second precinct A. J.
Relss' barn, 709 Twenty-seventh street.
seventn ward, first precinct 3110
Seventh ward, second precinct Pe
terson's carpenter shop, 510 Forty-fifth
Seventh ward, third precinct Gan
non's paint shop, Fourteenth avenue,
between Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth
streets. . M. T. RUDGREN.
' City and Town Clerk.
Rock Island, 111., March 17, 1909.
USE FORCE IF NEED BE
Davcnitort Woman Favors Feminine
. Protest Against Tariff Bill.
Mrs. Ella G. Bushnell-Hamlin of
Davenport and well known in Rock
Island is the subject of a portrait
in today's Chicago Tribune in con
nection with the movement of that
publication to organize the . women
of the country for the purpose of
making a protest against the pro
posed duty on stockings tinder the
new tariff bill. Mrs. Hamlin advo
cates the use of force if necessary.
in impressing congress holding that
the women should form a 'Coxey's
army" and descend upon the capital
armed with stockings with rocks in
It isn't often that a young man who
is nominated for the office of justice
ofj the peace receives the unsolicited
support of a governor of a great state
but Oscar Wahlund, the democratic
candidate .Tor justice in this city, has
this good fortune. - Mr, Wahlund is a
Minnesota young man, and his father
is a close friend of Governor Johnson
and Mr. Wahlund himself enjovs an
acquaintance with the governor. , The
following is the recommendation which
Governor Johnson T gives-' the young
democrat in a signed letter.' ' --. .
"State of Minnesota Executive De
partment, St. Paul, March ll,!i909. It
gives me great pleasure to say a word
for Mr, Oscar Wahlund' of Rock Island,
Illinois,' and a native son of Minnesota.
South Rock Island Democrats.
Democrats of South Rock Island are
hereby requested to meet akthe town
hall Tuesday evening, March 23, for
the purpose of nominating a. township
"Until the daybreak, and the shadows flee away." The Song of Solomon 2;l7.
Here, at high noon the sun looks down t
In stately calmness on the streets;
There, twilight comes to field and town
And night her minor croon repeats
In whispers that are darkly sad
But still the world is whirling on,
And somewhere, jubilant and glad,
There sound the trumpets of the dawn.
The sunlight drips on drowsing ships
And breaks, and falls in golden strips
And lights the waves with jeweled tips.
A midnight here, a twilight there,
Mid-morning and mid-afternoon
But, laughing into life somewhere, .
The dawn comes as a wondrous boon
To eyes that yearn for light of day,
To eyes that search the pulsing deep,
To eyes that fain would drive away
The listless languor of dull sleep.
The rosy dawn forever flies
On wings of joy across the skies,
While each close-clutching shadow dies.
The stars pale into nothingness
To outer silence faint the stars
When dawn, her gladness to express,
Flings forth her first far reaching bars.
The sea breaks into limpid light,
The shades that robed the world are gone .
Out of the mystery of night
There leaps the miracle of dawn.
The sunlight drips on drowsing ships,
And breaks, and falls in crimson strips
Then sing the waves with rosy lips.
(Copyright. 1909. by W. O. Chapman.)
The Argus Daily Short Story
CUPID AND CONVERSATION By Suan II. Morlcy.
CopyrlKliU-d, 1909, by Associated Literary Press.
We with that destructive volubility
which wearies and sickens. At lnter-
, vals she glanced at Nick's puzzled,
I amused face and clasped her bands
harder to keep from crying out .
All that week her mother discussed
her prospects and gave the advice lyr
own experiences warranted. Once Dena
cried in agony, "But can't yon see that
he may not even think of marrying
me?"' and fell thereafter into tearful
But the following Saturday evening
be came again, and ngrin Mrs. Naugu
ton sat In the roe :i -.nil talked every
minute. Nick and Der.i r"ted with
out having said half a dozen words to
each other.. '
But this time Nick looked neither
puzzled nor amused. His' eyes nar
rowed speculatively as he watched
When at last he went away Dena
knew to a certainty that he would
never come again. But each Saturday
evening her mother made her take up
her role and play It through. She had
to dress and sit and wait.
Tonight 6he would not she would
not. For once in her life 6he would
Now run up and get ready," her
mother commanded as they rose from
the table. "I'll do the dishes."
Dena turned and faced her desperate
iy. Tin not going to change my
dress," she said breathlessly. ,
"You ain't? Do you want him to
see you in your commbn clothes?"
'He won't see nie."
'What do you mean? What alls
you? Mrs. Naughton was astonished
Dena turned wearily away. "I mean
that he won't come again ever," she
said and escaped upstairs to her room,
Mrs. Naughton looked after her, her
restless eyes steady enough for once
and her restless tongue still.
Dena heard her moving about; the
dishes rattled violently. Presently she
called from the foot of the stairs:
"I'm going out for a spell."
Dena was lying on her bed crying
now unrestrainedly. She lifted her
head and managed to ask:
"Over to Mis Henderson's."
Dena's head went down with
groan. She knew that - her mother
would drag her poor little secret forth
and dissect It mercilessly before the
hungry eyes of the old gossip who was
almost her only friend. The outer
door opened, closed, and then all was
still. Dena cried until she could cry
The doorbell jangled, and she sprang
off the bod, polished her cheeks hur
riedly with her damp handkerchief and
ran downstairs. Her hands trembled
as she opened the door, too dazed to
realize who was waiting to enter.
"Good evening, Dena," said a pleas
ant voice. "May I come in?"
He put her aside gently, entered and
closed the door himself. Dena stood
motionless with surprise and Joy.
"Aren't you glad to see me? Did
you think I was never coming again?
He took her hands and looked down at
her tenderly. Then Dena's voice came,
and she looked up at him.
Yes, I did think so. And I dldn
bin me you, for I nnderstood. Oh
He took her into his arms. "But
fonnd, dear, that nothing on earth
was a sufficiently big obstacle to keep
me from loving you and wanting you
and seeing you again to teTl you so.
I come back in a month for you, can
you. will you be ready to go with me?"
"Oh, Dick!" Dena cried, and her six
weeks of trouble and doubt and despair
melted from her like a garment of
snow In this new sunshine.
i Humor and tV
A 9r HVtaAf ft, SMITH A
There are lots of women who can
make a man sit up and take notice.
They are all married. So are the men.
It isn't any use to tell a woman to do
as she pleases. It won't make the
slightest difference in the general result.
I mite- fs5?nv '
aggSs Honey I
(g2Q and ; )j
; p Uorryjf
lor and shut the door carefully behind
"It's too cold for you to set in there
tonight," she said. "My, you can't see
jut of the windows! There's no sense
in freezing this room to let the heat gc
She knelt down before the battered
heet iron "stove and ran the poker vig
orously through the rcdhot coals with
in. "You can set in here tonight,
Dena," sha went on. "For myself I
prefer this room any day to the par
lor." Dena listlessly swept up the ashes
and did other trivial thipgs, as her
mother directed. The room bad the
shabby, much used look which no
amount of care could transform Into
cheer or even homeliness.
Dena felt it anew each time she re
turned to it after her absence as a dis
trict schoolteacher. If she could have
bought a new carpet and a chair or
two and a stove with isinglass and
nickel she might have made it look to
her liking, but her mother would not
Beauty, In Mrs. Naughton's eyes was
of trivial consequence indeed, although
there were times when she regretted
volubly her daughter's apparent lack
Mrs. Naughton unfolded her skirt
and smoothed out an imaginary crease.
"You better set the teakettle on, Dena.
And stir up the kitchen fire. It hain't
oulte supper hour vet. but I like to
hnve everything ready In time."
Dena hurried from the room. There
were tears in her eyes, and her face
looked flushed afcd wistful. What was
the use of it all? she thought .itterly
as she filled the teakettle. 1
- Had she not dressed obediej to her
mother's bidding these fourwjaturday
nights in succession In the fqFlish hope
that he might come? Shef t the tea
kettle on, stirred the fire a h went up
stairs. . Jit
In the second drawer the bureau
lay the plnfc albatross fist folded In
white tissue paper and Jtrlukled with
rose leaves gathered ,t : summer be
fore from the La FraH 1 rosebush that
grew in the yard. 4
She had worti It I ir times vainlv
those two pre-
he bad ceallr
and twice not in valjf-
clous evenlues whe
come. Sue would not put It on lonlgnt
no matter what her mother said. She
coukl not -boar to sit another evenin
in it waiting and listening to every
footfall with hope and longing and ul
A sob burst from her, and she flung
herself .upon the bed. with ber hands
over her face. But. she did not cry
She dared not. It would not do for
her mother to see her tears or to sus
pect that she cared poignantly,
Why could not her mother see that
he would not come again and cease
torturing her with expectations? Her
little first romance was over almost
before it had begun, and in her heart
she knew .what had ended it
It shamed her to think of it; but, aft
er all., she could not blame him. And
she could not blame her mother either,
foolishly ignorant of the ruin she had
Dena was twenty-four years old,
and she had never hn a lover. For
six years she had taught steadily with
out nnvthln'e hanneninsr. and she was
growing very tired when ne came. He
was the son of the people with whom
she boarded, and he had been away a
Dena liked him Instinctively. She
had never seen any one she liked so
well so strong and thoroughly self
reliant he looked in the week that was
left to her before her school closed
They became good friends, and he told
her when she went away that be
would come to see her.
The doctor told Dena when she went
.home that she must rest for the re
mainder of the winter. Her mother
grumbled openly. She did not like to
see the girl Idle, but she became recon
ciled to it w hen she discovered that
Dena had an admirer.
It was her belief that every girl
should marry before she was twenty-
five, and lu Oena's case there was lit
lie time to lose. She set about hurry
ing up this possible match.
The first evening Nick came it was
she and not Dena who entertained
paused. She gave bim Dena's exact
history from her first- tooth to that
day. Dena sat by and heard, with
Nick in an embarrassment of silence
that she could hardly have broken had
she been permitted.
Never had her mother been bo volu-
Good, old fashioned cakes are made
from Mrs. Austin's buckwheat flour
cakes. Fresh goods now at your grocers.
Everybody has sympathy for the un
derdog, but still most people sort of
feel that it is nice to stand in with
the top dog.
Be kind to all you chance to meet.
but not too kind or you will soon cease
to be able to meet anybody. ... -
Some people would be so disappoint
ed that they would be unhappy if all
the world were happy.
No 'matter how occupied, there are a
great number of. people who would
rather do anything else under the sun
than to do what they may chance to
be doing. ' ; '
Undesirable Chum. -
It's a nulsanoa, -" "
Bo It Is, -
Juet to hav
The rheumatht ' ,
Ever have that j-
Put your temper
To the test?
No? Ah, well.
You needn't sigh.
It will catch you -
By and by.
Your garden gat
With a club :
It lies In wait'
And will take .
You down the line.
Though you're feeling
Mighty fine - - -And
Known an ill
Nor have met
A doctor's bill. -
When it gets you
' You wHl know
Whether in th
Back or toe.
For it always '
Has a way -Too
You will say
It is there
And your bed
And board to share.
Friend you -meet
As you hobble
Down the street
Will present you
With a cure
That for rheumatl
They should know
If not. who would?
For it did
Their case no good.
For Benefit of Women who
Suffer from Female Ills
Minneapolis. Minn. "I was a creat
sufferer from female troubles which
caused a weakness
and broken down
condition of the
system, I read so
much of what Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vejr-
had done for other
suffering women I
felt sure it would
help me, and I must
say it did help me
pains all left me. I
f ew stronger, and within three months
was a perfectly well woman. .
"A want this letter made public to
show the benefit women may derive
from Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound." Mrs. John G. Moldan,
2115 Second St., North, Minneapolis,
Thousands of unsolicited and genu
ine testimonials like the above prove
the efficiency of Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Comrxjund. which is made
exclusively from roots and herbs.
women wno suner trom those dls
tressinsr ills peculiar to their sex should
not lose sight of these facts or doubt
the ability of Lvdia E. ' Pinkham's
Her nimble tongue scarcely y?16 Compound to restore their
If you want snecial advice write
to Mrs. Pinktaam, at Lynn, Mass.
confidential. For SO years she
A Word to the Wise.
OH ANY STICK PIN
HELP i HEtP.' j
DID I C've IT A WAV
MAVBB IT WAS TOOK
A breezy friend Is a charming com
panion, but is apt to blow away wltli
Z lot of your personal belongings.
"Jenks got his pay boosted. -"Ills
wife will be so glad."
I suppose so."
"I know it. She has been wishing
lur buiuv uiuv ui duc wuiu auuiu
to have nervous prostration."
Knew It Wu Good.
"I beard such a good story
"Who told itr
"I did." -
A man should keep his little
Informed on all the score.
For if he tries to keep It dark
She'll guess it all and more.
v ' - Had a Collection. "-
"She knows a lot about husbands.
"Indeed! :Whose husbands?
"Her own. ;.r - '' ' ' . r-;- "
fiT. S .'ESTS XT?J!i! I your eyesight as good as ever 7"