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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, MARCH 22, 1909.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island, 111. En-
.. a t v i ' i
- BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS. Daily 10 cents per week.
Weekly, $1 per year in advance,
All communications of argumentative
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.
mcnt, especially when'that experiment
J 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 v 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 miy
"There should be passed a general
enabling act which could be taken
advantage of by any city of the state
outside of Chicago which caredto 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 will return from Af
rica in 18 months, or just about as
Senator Depew's term expires.
Teddy Bails 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 Somerviile,
Jlass., has decreed that no woman
shall be admitted to the services until
she has taken off her hat, on the
Srround that women "spend more time
examining others' hats than in listen
ing to the sermon."
While I have not a very Intimate pet
sonal acquaintance with the young
man, still I know enough concerning
hlnv to be . sure that he Is 'entirely
forttiy 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 Iake, Minnesota, and has
studied at Gustavus Ado'phus college
at St. Peter and Augustana college,
i Rock Island, Illinois, having had six
years collegiate work. He expects ro
further advance himself along educa
tional lines at his f:r3t oo; ;unity.
! 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 elate,
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 flint?.
You shun work can't do a thing.
You want to laugh, be merry. sing
Such is the first attack of spring.
You have visions of vacation.
Giving 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 homo; your spirits slump
When against more work you hump!
Flowers blooming everywhere;
Hirds warbling 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 firenn
they would doubtless have promptly
This Senatorial Farce.
v 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
Poor Chicago does not get out-of
one trouble until it is into another
whether it be a romance in the fam-1 att0rnevshiD or an asslstantshin at
iljT of the mayor or an obdurate ball stake Tney have a frien(1 or their
player.. There is always something mUtical boss has a number of friends
doing to set the people by the ears. who have fat.salaried jobs and they
Now Johnny Kling has refused to command their ,egisiators to vote for
plajr ball and Fielder Jones is still Hopkins by holding political opposition
putting on airs., . over their heads aa lhrpnt Anrt
then we find some legislators for Foss
It is insisted, that Governor De- because if he's elected nrohahlv thev
neen eventually will be elected to the wili have control over retain annnint.
United States senate to succeed Sen- U.ents. And than we find a bunch for
ator Hopkins, it is pretty aggravat- shurtleff because of ,.iri.na tid
ing ,to have to choose between being might be able to swIng And tMn we
governor of a great state like Illinois Bnd another bunch stickingTor Maso-i
ior luur years auu biiuug us uuneu nnMI nOVprnrir rifnocn tell thorn r
States senator beside the throne in
Washington for six years. What
would you do under the circum
There are 2')i members of
get in line for somebody else. We fin
Lorimer, Busse and other bosses deep
ly interested in "holding" or 'controll
ing" certain votes which would affect
The way to end these senatorial
scandals is to elect senators by direct
legislature. fc.aca member receives vote of the people and the state lcgis-
$2,XK) or a total of $408,000 for mem- latures should call upon congress to
ibers' salaries alone, mis session tnc summon a constitutional convention i
appropriations will total something I amend the constitution so as to pro-
like $30,000,000. For the most part vide for electing United States sen-
tnese appropriations are necessary rorjatorsby direct vote,
the support or the state and its many This was an issue made v the dem
institutions. locraev in the last camnalen and it i
If there was no contingent expense d bis i3Se. u demands the attention
Incident to proloi&ing the session otl0f the people and of the state legisl.:
the legislature, no one would care I tures today
now long tne session continued, me i a people like the people of the
sessions bring some visitors to the United States, who are good enough m
city, and the members themselves, select their own president, arc cer-
curtng the two or three days of the tainly good enough to select their own
week tney are nere, neip business in United States senators.
certain lines (and a few or tttem per- n0 wonder so many barnacles like
haps in .uncertain lines.) a. J. Hopkins get into the United
But there is a heavy contingent ex- states senate considering the systen
pense. mere is an army, ot payro!nand the way the game is played!
parasites, sinecures ana nangers-on The Illinois legislature should de-
into whose, pockets are now being mand a constitutional convention to
paid fat salaries out of the pockets of take action relative to election ft
the. people of . the state. No monthly United States senators by direct vot
accounting is. made, to the taxpayers
of this tremendous expense, but it is
fteavy it runs far into the thousands,
and In return for the bulk of this
money they recklessly expended little
If anything la given in return.
This prolonged session is costing the
people of Illinois hundreds of dollars learning , of Young Friend's Candi
daily in contingent expenses. - dacy for Justice Governor John
nan Kcmflu (")nn TxttT
mi ' 2 2- V.I I "
i mi- vuinuussiuu k inn
Many of the newspapers through
out the state favor enactment of the " isn t otten mat a young man wno
commission form law. The Chicago ,s nominated for the office of justice
News says: . . or, the peace receives the unsolicited
".Now that Chicago has the const i- support of a governor or a great stato
tutional amendment under which it but Oscar Wahlund, the democratic
ran secure a charter framed to meet! candidate .Tor Justice in this city, has
Its own special needs without regard I this good fortune, Mr.. Wahlund Is
to the rest of the state the outside I Minnesota young man, and his father
cities should be encouraged to devise I is a close' friend of Governor Johnson,
methods of local government design-land Mr. Wahlund himself enjoys an
ed especially to meet their conditions. I acquaintance with the governor. , The
The charter bills as framed by the I following is the recommendation which
Chicago charter convention, retain! Governor Johnson glves the young
the , council form of government for I democrat in a signed letter
this city. I ; "State of Minnesota Executive De-
It would be undesirable for Chi-1 partment," St. Paul, March 11, ?1909. It
cago to enter upon an " experiment I gives me great pleasure to say a word
so at variance with Its own traditions for Mr. Oscar Wahlund of. Rock Island
as the commission form of govern-1 Illinois,' and a native son of Minnesota
ByWilJb let JD Wesif
Notice is hereby given that on Tues-
the sixth day of April. A. D. 1909, in
the City of Rock Island, fllinois 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. . . -
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
Five constables for four years.
QUESTION OF PUBLIC TOLICY.
For the adoption of an
rdinance increasing the Yes
ramshop license to one
thousand ($1,000) dollars) No j
Which election will be open
o'clock in the morning and con-
inue open until 5 o'clock in the af-
tertioon of that day.
PLACES OF REGISTRATION ANC
VOTING WILL BE AS FOLLOWS
First ward, first precinct 113 Fourth
First ward, second precinct GOO Sev
Second ward, first precinct 1014
Second ward, second precinct 91S
Third ward, first precinct Countj
ail building, Third avenue and Four
Third ward, second precinct 1422
Third ward, third precinct 1101 Fit
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 Schmld's
grocery, 823 Twentieth street.
Sixth ward, first precinct Hose
house on Twenty-sixth street.
Sixth ward, second precinct A. J.
Rfiss' barn, 709 Twenty-seventh street.
seventh ward, first precinct 3110
oevemn wara, 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, III., March 17, 1909.
USE FORCE IF NEED BE
Davenport Woman Favors Feminine
Protest Against Tariff Kill.
Mrs. Ella G. Bushnell-IIamlin 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 under the
new tariff . bill. Mrs. Hamlin advo
cates the use of force if necessary,
in impressing cengress holding that
the women should form a 'Coxey's
army" and descend upon the capital
armed with stockings with rocks in
"Until the daybreak, and the shadows flee away." The Song of Solomon 2:17.
Here, at high noon the sun looks down
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-moming 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, s
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 V.
The Argus Daily Short Story
CUPID AND CONVERSATION By Suan II. Morlcy.
Copyrighted, 1909, by Associated Literary Press.
We with that destructive volubility j
which wearies and sickens.. At Inter-
Ivals she glanced at Nick's puzzled,
amused face and clasped her bands
4 harder to keep from crying out.
. All that week her mother discussed
her prospects and gave the advice her
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
he came again, and agrin Mrs. Naugh
ton sat in the roc j -cd talked every
minute. Nick nr.d Der.i parted with
out having said half a dozen words to
But this time Nick looked neither
puzzled nor amused. Ills' 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 she would not she would
not. For once in her life she 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 Iier desperate
ly. "I'm not going to change my
dress," she said breathlessly.
"You ain't? Do you want him to
see you In your common clothes?"
"He won't see me."
"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."
uena s neaa went aown with a
groan. She knew that - her mother
would drag her poor little secret forth
and dissect It mercilessly before the
hungry eyes cf 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 doorlell jangled, and she sprang
off the bed, 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 didn't
blame you, for I understood. Oh
lie 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 tell you so. If
I come back in a month for yon, 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.
Humor andi ;
9r wjrcAr i. smith
There are lots of women who can
make a man sit ud 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
HIT A vutt
en of a
1 ? i
HUT V KTHa J.
South Rock Island Democrats.
Democrats of South Rock Island are
hereby requested to meet aUthe town
hall Tuesday evening, March 23, for
the purpose of nominating ntownship
gsgy Honey ()
and . ))
uubmIuu cane m;i ot i:.o i-t-or
n r.d shut the door carefully behind
"It's too cold for you to set in there
tonight," she snld. "My, you can't see
jut of the windows! There's no seuse
in freezing this room to let the heat gc
She knolt down before the battered
sheet iron 'stove and ran the poker vig
orously through the rcuhot coals with
in. "You can set in here tonight,
Dena," sIil1 went on. "For myself I
prefer this room any day to the par
Dena listlessly swept up the ashes
and did other trivial things, as her
mother directed. The room had 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. Nnughton'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 snnper hoor yet. but I like to
have everything ready In time."
. Dena hurried from the room. Tbere
were tears In her eyes, and her face
looked flushed alid wistful. What was
the use of it all? she thought J.ltterly
ns she filled the teakettle. i
Had she not dressed obedlen,; to her
mother's bidding these four Saturday
nights in succession In the foolish hope
that he might come? She sot the tea
kettle on, stirred the fire and went up
In the second drawer of the burean
lay' the pink albatross wIst folded in
white tissue paper and snriukled with
rose leaves gathered th summer be
fore from the La France rosebush that
grew in tne yara. i
She bad ..worn it fo?ur times vainly
and twice not In vain, those two pre
come. She would not put it on ronignt.
no matter what her mother said. She
could 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 flun
herself .upon the bed, with her 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
poet 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 ha a lover. For
six years she had taught steadily with
out nnvthlrie happening, and she was
growing very tirel when no 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
he had rcallv
Good, old fashioned cakes are made
from Mrs. Austin's buckwheat flour
cakes. Fresh goods now at your gro
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 yon 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. - ' :
It's a nuisance, " "
So It Is,
Just to have
The rheumathc. " ' ,
Ever have that .
Put your temper
To the test?
No? Ah. well.
Tou needn't sign.
It will catch you "
By and by.
Your garden gat
With a club -
It lies in wait1 '
And will take .
You down the line.
Though you're feeling
And have never .
Known an Ul
Nor have met
A doctor's bill. -
When it gets you
' You wHl know
Whether In the
Back or toe.
For It alwaya
Has a way -Too
You will 8ay
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 rheumatic
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 treat
sufferer from female troubles which
caused a weakness
and broken down
condition of the
system. I read so
much of what Lydia
E. rinkham's vetr-
had done for other
suffering women I
felt sure it would
heln me. and T rrmnt
VI J say it did help me
1 wonderfully. My
her when she went away that he lis pains au ien me, i
would come to see her. , Pw stronger, and within three months
. . . -w . I was a perfectly well woman.
The doctor told Dena when she went I T.t nraVt m "Wo,-
home that she must rest for the re- 0u VCrVf .T' T
mainder of the winter. Her mother from Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
grumoiea openiy. one aia noi use to i uompountt." Mrs. jOHNti. .MOLD AN,
see the girl idle, but she became recon-1 2115 Second St., North, Minneapolis,
ciled to it when she ' discovered that I Minn. .
Dena had an admirer. inousanas or unsolicited and genu-
It was her belie? that enty. tl teteiV'toKH
should marry before she was twenty- vegetable Compound, which is made
five, and in (Dena's case there was lit- exclusiTelv from roots and herbs.
tie time to lose. She set about hurry-1 Women who suffer from those dis.
lng up this possible match. tresslng ills peculiar to their sex should
The first evenincr Nick came It wnslnot lose sight of these facts or doubt
filiA n nd tint Ponn whn ontai4-alnA1 I the ability of Lrdia E. v Pinkham's
hlni. Her nimble tongue scarcely Zt010 Vompmma to restore their
history from her first-tooth to that I Jf UJ!?Ji?IdTiCeJrite
day Dena sat by and heard with BhtrSSS$
.Iek in an embarrassment of sllpnco I x.i en.
that she could hardly have broken had lias been helping sick women in 1
sue oeen pprminea. . inns "way, tree I cnarge. JJOIrti
Never had her mother been so volu- i ueitate write at once
A Word to the Wise.
oh1 Ay .STICK PIN
help ! net-P'!
DID I Cive IT AWAY
MAVBe T WSAS TOOK
A breezy friend is a charming com
panion, but is apt to blow away with
ZHitvt your personal belongings.
"Jenks got his pay boosted. "
"Ills wife win be so glad."
"I suppose so."
I know it She has been wishing
for some time that she could afford
to have nervous prostration.
Knew It Was Good.
HI heard such a good story
"You dldr - - ,
"Who told itr
A man should keep his little wtts '
Informed on all the score, -Vor
If ho tries to keep it dark "'
She'll guedt It all and more.
' v"' ' Had a-Collection.'- 'V V
"She knows a lot about husbands.
"Indeed! Whose husbands??.1 . v -"Her
own vr .. ' '
1 T : V 5-AdiusUWe.t:- -
1 your eyesight ns ood aaeTer?"
' "Depends 'on who 6 comliij. '
. -'-" Vi!:,-1,:'-.-:.-V",Si