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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, APRIL .3, 1909.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue, Rock Island, I1L En
tered at tbe postofflce as second-class
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS. Daily 10 cents per week.
Weekly, $1 per year In advance.
a of Bu.opo presence, she sowed the seed of truth .
law win not and justice, afterward to mature a'
lea the secret, services
which exist because the
allow labor to meet in the open" mighty harvest. Here she stood andj
. pointed upward, little comprehend-
Almost U, to the Voters. , .inS; " at all, the future that awaited
, . . ' "And this is all her story. But
The most remarkably peculiar tne yoar8 passed onthe nation was
election in the annals of Rock Island jn the throes of a great war;
politics is drawing to a close. It is at its head was the child of this wo
almost up to the people. It is doubt- raan- Armies moved at
nis commana ana navies oueyeu ma
S3 BY FANNIE M.L-OTHROP
ful is there ever was a time in local :
All communications of argumentative' history before, when the people were ' war drew tQ ,ts tr,
character, political or religious, must . f absolutely sovereign as to their
have real name attached for publlca-
. . " .for the mayoralty may yet have bear-
over fictitious signatures. . . ..
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
TRADES ftjfl C0UNCH.
Saturday, April 3, 1909.
City Attorney Albert Hober.
Police MaKltrn- (harlea J. Smith
Aldermen Fl rut ward, John IIols-
, , ,j umphal close. Its mightiest actor,
L"te" .ef L! tool approached his end
bark. And I sometimes fancy that,
rn tho rinrlr harpo of tho oresident's I
One thing is certain and that is dream tnere waited for nlm, stand-
that specifically on the choice of the
chief administrative officer of the
ing amid the dense throng of his
dead guards and statesmen who
municipal government, party lines. salled before and who nad returned
nave Deen eliminated, it has settled to meet him, this woman, this wil
into a contest between men. and of ,, nlIfin this tallest and state-
confidence in the respective candi-, lies(. of them al, the mother whom
aaies as it penains not oniy to tne today we honor.
uisciiare oi me tiuues oi me oince,
but as regards the influences that
may be given consideration, much
less control by the successful Candidate.
Notice is hereby given that on Tues-
x Indeed, if public sentiment may be. the sixth day of April, A. D. 1909, in
correctly rad. its drift and concern the City of Rock Island, Illinois an
is about what the new mayor will not . election will be held for the following
hammers second ward, c. I- Speckhart; do, quite as much as about what he 'officers, towit:
Third ward, S. A. I .a Vanway Fourth
ward, Henry J. Frlt-k; Fifth ward, Wil
liam Cochran; Sixth ward, P. F. Mee
aan; Seventh wnrd, Janirn Warner.
Aulntint SnpcrvlHum Jamea Davis
and Joseph GroteKUt.
Aanrnnor John C. Aolil.
Colleetor David Blawlnsjer.
Juattrea of the Pence On-nr Wah
Innd, John McShane, Stephen Kinder
and William Katua.
Constablcn Mike Mlnta. Henry Hunk,
Henry Ilrunel and Ueorge Chriatlaa-aon.
Ono 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
Need of Evading the License
There is never anything to be
gained by evading or sidestepping
any issue when put squarely before
the people. The proposition to in- years.
crease the soloon license of Rock Is-i Qne aiderman in Second ward for
iana trom oo to si.uou per annum, '4tt. vooro
i. .. ..,,.. .io jears
10 ue oieu upon a separate duio Qne alderman n Thlrd ward for two
in connection witn me municipal
election next Tuesday. The people)
should register their preference on
V- . I
Mft ' - y
The Merry Widow hat is still
style, although turned down.
One alderman In Fourth ward for
hapions Tuesday, the baseball sea-!
son is again on.
Janet Sweet says if she wore a man
she would not be submissive. Evid
ently Miss Sweet is getting sour.
In spite of the utmost care in the
management of the Krupp works
there is an explosion now and then.
The latest one has given society a
KJ:; rL"7."rZ: One alderman In Fifth ward for two
t in. ic iinn ucrvriL i it-uiiiig liiciu i tivj .
snhiort i lifcolv tr. ho irrnftrfii nnrl i
nprmittorf tn rn h. HrQu hn,,c One alderman In Sixth ward for two
I'v v v - v ov "J aaAui( iv- 'v r
of absorbintr interest in the direct l years.
election as it pertains to candidates,! ne alderman In Seventh ward for
and that general indifference will lwo 'ears
result in anything but a fair expres
sion by which public sentiment may
be gauged. In this connection it is
but fair to state that while there is
no concentrated movement in ""sup
port of the measure, the side that is
advocating total disregard of the bal
lot will not be found lacking in or
ganization. The Argus has been all along an
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 IUTBLIC TOLICY.
' For the" adoption of an
it c it,, i
advocate of high license and it stands ordinance increasing the Yes
squarely on that position today-. It has1 dramshop license to one I
sustained it every time It has come thousand ($1,000) dollars) No
. A western woman is still harping
probably accounts for the melancholy ; ri.,osi"B Prohibition as contemplat-. tinue open until 5 o'clock in the af-
western woman is stm narping:, , - . . ,,,1 ,,. , , - ...
Don t marry a man to reform ' br?le C(!unci1' ,and is st 11 L f1011 wU1, be op at
- Following t his sort of advice 'th l wheB'f tafore the PcPle-! J, clock in cmorninS ,an con-
The chair in the White house for
merly used by President Roosevelt
has broken down under the weight of
President Taft. proving the instability
of "the seat of the mighty."
ed in the local option crusade a year
ago. as un-American and undemo
cratic, as well as impracticable. The
Argus held then that regulation in-
Copyright photo Aiml Hupont,
FMMA FfiMFC ew York.
Her Woudcrftil Life of Music. '
N EARLY lialf of Madam Eames' life of thirtyjx years has been spent on
the operatic stage, where she is recognized as one of the greatest living
eopranos. She was born In China o American parents, was educated in
Boston and Paris, married in England, has her home in Italy, and two con
tinents have been tuo stago of her triumphs in a repertoire of twenty-five
operas, in which she has sung in four languages?
when five years old she was brought by her mother from Shanghai,
where her father, praeticedlaw, to the maternal home at Bath, Maine. Hero
she spent her girlhood, and her mother, an amateur musician, early recog
nizing the golden cweetncs3 ol youns Emma's voice, gave her careful musical
training until she was sixteen, when they went to Boston. There, under tho
loving instruction of Clara Hunger, Miss Eamcs' voice won recognition in her
rplcndid colo work in or.o of tho church choirs, which she left for the fin
ishing touches of a two years course under Madame Marches! of Pans.
At twenty she was ready for her debut, so she went to Brussels, hoping
to find her opportunity at the famous Theatre de la Monnaie. the goal of
6o many aspirants. .But after tung and weary waiting, following the urgent
advice of the director of the Conservatoire not to accept any secondary part,
cad nnd discouraged, she reluctantly went to Paris. A contract to sing at
the Opera Comiquo temporarily gladdened her heart and lightened her s!:y
with hope, but so often deferred was tho promised opening that in despair sho
cancelled her eonTact.
She returned home fearing to tell her mother of her rash act, "but her
world was suddenly filled with sunlight by the news that Gounod had se
lected her as tho Juliet of his opera. "Romeo and Juliet." Never did a
young girl have a more splendid d6but. She was only twenty-one, singing
in a foreign tongue, In rv r51o created by Patti, in the great Opera House
of Paris, with Jean de Reszke as Romeo. Tho applause was enthusiastic, and
the newspapers extravagant in their praise, and on the following morning
her manaser doubled her salary. Thus begun, her triumphs continued and
increased in her lalcr appcjvranccs in the great capitals of Europe.
In 1801, after her successful Lon-Jon season, she married Julian Story,
the painter, and came to America fcr her first appearance. Her voice
Is of singular purity and strength, fre-?h and powerful in tone, and her uot33
arc as true, chsx and brilliant in the middle as in the high register.
Copyright triatfeircd ta Win. C. Xaclc. c .J ,
Ttirouzh the grov? nnd Donner's
pistur scudded "old Uncle Ben." By
that time Joe bad nearly reached the
half mile corner. "
Old man Dinner yelled to know the
mcnniii-' of the wild flight. Uncle Ben
waved an impatient hand and sped on.
rrossir-.T the road, where he had a
view of Joe's rig whirling around the
From tbe ridce." a quarter of a mile
nearer his coal, he saw with satisfac
tion thnt .Top had stormed, the center
of gossiping neighbors .who" always
gathered at Don ners..
"All their ouestioning and scandal
ising will hinder hlm and help me." he
soliloquized breathlessly, dashing on
with renewed vigor.
ThoTxr-itomeut of the race obliterat
ed nil other thought. "I'd lose my
firm sooner than be beat,"- he de
clared, feeling a new, keen thrill In
life as his supple limbs took him over
the rouirh ground.
Just to got '-there and say what he
fcnd to ray before Joe arrived was an
' 5s thought now. As to how It should
lo s;Mil he was nast thinking of that.
When he leaped the last fence Joe
had disanteared behind the hedge that
frlrtred the home stretch. Old Uncle
Ren nut on a last snurt.
From the (sheen pasture Milly's
father hailed him. Uncle Ben did riot
even wave In reply, xne nireu men
Ktnrerl as he rushed past the barn
where thev were chorine.
He had no time to go around to the
front. There was uo time for knock
ing at doors or for formalities of any
boi-t. Away down the road he could
see Joe's hat advauciug rapidly.
loaned the stens to the back
noivh aud iiuiled himself into the
kitchen. The fates favored him. She.
was at the table mixing biscuit.
"M illy will you marry me .' lie
nanu-d. slaL'uerUi against the wall.
"Ouick: Answer me! I've alway
meaut to have you! I love you
uiun; "n I've got time to tell you.
Now ouick will you marry meV" He
Hung his hut dowu and mopped his
She g::::ed at hiiu iu staring surprise,
but at hii hurried, panting, insistent
demand she stammered with crimson
bewilderment, "Why. yes, Benjamin,
I don't know but I will."
"Yes? Je rusalem! Is it yes?" he
shouted, seizing her floury bauds.
"Sav it naiu! Ouick!"'
"It's yes unless you're crazy, and I'm
afraid you are."
"No use. .hie. you're too late! She's
mine!" he exulted as Joe aud the fani-
Mr VfCAr IjLlSNITB
VTHE ANNOYING FLAW.
Do admire - 'v
Tour winning .
Waya and '
Your utttra, ' . " . X
But your - T
Riles our bloo&at -f
We cannot it '. ,
volves the only means of dealing with'avenue
ternoon of that day.
r LACES OF REGISTRATION AND
VOTING WILL. BE AS FOLLOWS
First ward, first precinct 413 Fourth
the liquor traffic. It then main
tained '' and still maintains that
in high license, restriction and en
forcement renose the essentials to
St. Louis Republic: Having had a roimintinn At that fi
full dose of state prohibition and I those largely interested in the liquor
finding it bad medityne. Iowa acts ' business upheld The Argus in the
First ward, second precinct 600 Sev
Second ward, first precinct 1014
Second ward, second precinct 919
Third ward, first precinct County
The Argus Daily Short Story
POOR OLD UNCLE BEN By Milo Holcroft.
Copyrighted, 190U, by Associated Literary Press.
Learn to Ilka
- Above are
. All serena,
Of a aueen.
-. While anywncr - "-y
And as .
We start . ,
. - To sing a lay ,
" The blossoms &
On display. k
The summer'a fruit,
. We splash
r Pestest suit
. . If you
" Would only try
Tou'd be indeed a regular scream.
A grand and most ecstatic dream.
Leading Him. On.
"He has been going with the widow
for some time."
"Yes; they are quite chummy."
"Io you think they will be 1!!!-!?"
"She hasn't decided yet whether he
will ask her or not."
upon Knowledge gained Dy exneri-1 mwitinn cn ainn in r.. ihv moH
encc In turning down the proposal to ' free to state that.' prohibition defeat-!iail bui,dinB. Third avenue and Four-
It appears that the vice president
ed, they would remain steadfast in
support of the other policies. Not all
1 thr rpnrrspntnti vps nf tho linnnr intfr-
ntiva fair f-amo t F v..lf I Ir. ti-iair . .....
r,-... .. osis nave maae gooa m tnis respect.
therefore, be able to keep from drop- The Argus has gtood ftrm in Us (.on.
ping out Of Sight completely. We'vi.tinns and has sin ,-onsistPntlv
continue to need good material for
Wilbur Wright says "you can easi
ly learn to fly in two hours if you
are apt." Very good, says the Ues
Moines Tribune, but how long does
It take one to learn how to come
down without mussing up the scenery?
The casual mention of the fact
that 80 per cent of the hosiery made
in this country is sold through a
single selling agency sheds a good
deal of light on the mystery of the
increased duties on stockings. If
there be one thing more than an
other to which republican congress
men are subservient it is a trust. If
four-nrths of all the hosiery is sold
through a common agency there is
practically a stocking trust; and
wherever there is a combination in
' restraint of trade there will the re
publican congressmen be gathered to
gether to receive thdir orders and
also other things, perhaps; not, of
rourse, in a personal, but in a party
way; for the congressmen arc hil
John Mitchell delivered an address
the other day in which he said: "I
have no dreams of a day when liiero
will be an equal distribution of wraith
But ,we can have an equitab'e distri
bution. I do not believe in violent
changes. I believe in constructing
and not destroying, though I know of
men in the labor movement who thn--.
they can build a better social struct
ure if the present one is destroyed."
He said that tbe labor unions aio ct-rn-posed
of men loyal to the government!
and its institutions. During the last
year and a half of business depression
and idleness the 'working p;;opk, h?
said, had shown a great deal of self
control. He referred Indirectly to the
decision of Judge Wright in the case
of Gompcrs, Morrison and hiinself
"I hopo neither the legislature nor
tho courts will interfere to prevent
anything that is legally done by labor
unions or with anything done for the
amelioration of present conditions by
their Intelligent efforts. It would be
better forliabor and capital to work
hand in hand, that labor should meet
capital in the open and go on wlf.h its
great work. W!e do not want in Atner-
upheld every principle then advocat
ed. In addition to championing the
$1,000 license ordinances when be
fore the council it with equal earnest
ness supported the proposed munic
ipal enactment restricting the num
ber of saloons in Rock Island in pro
portion to the population. Both
these measures it believes would un
mistakably elevate the standard of
tbe saloons. Less saloons paying a
higher license would insure better
saloons, provided the laws govern
ing them are inforced, with the re
sult that the saloon would cease to be
a subject of continual agitation. Tak
ing this view of the case, it has al
ways impressed The Argus, that
those engaged in the liquor traffic
arc standing, in their own light in
opposing reasonable legislation, as
they may eventually discover.
The $1,000 license question, it
should be said, is not a political is
sue in the pending campaign, and
cannot be so construed. It is a mor
al, and to Rock Island, a business is
sue, -on which there has been no par
tisan expression and to which no can
didate for ajiy office has been asked
or need be asked to commit himself
It is a matter for the people to
A Bit of Eloquence.
Many a dash of eloquence, many
a beauteous thought, clothed iu radi
ance of fiction has been almost lost
to fame because the man who uttered
it was not a national character.
This was true of Richard Oglesby's
tribute to corn, of Proctor Knott's
speech on Duluth and of the late Sen
ator Carmack's defense of the south.
Here, too, is a bit of word painting
taken from a speech made by General
John C. Black at Lincoln City, Ind.,
when the monument to Nancy Hanks
Lincoln was dedicated:
"We come O woman and mother,
here to build our memorial to thee. '
Thine earthly garments were damp
with the dews of the wilderness; thy;
feet were torn by the thorns of thy.
pathway; but in thine arms thoui
didst nourish the babe of thy sacri
fices, him the master of his time,
the beloved of the centuries to be;
the servant of justice and the liber
ator of the oppressed. , And so for
thy own sake and thy child's sake
we are here to do this fitting honor. ,
"Here she gave that child, in the
simple log cabin, now gone to ruin,
his first lesson; here, in his father's
Third ward, second precinct
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 prednct 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.
Reiss barn, 709 Twenty-seventh street.
Seventh ward, first precinct 3110
Seventh ward, second precinct Pe
terson's carpenter shop, 510 Forty-fifth
Seventh ward, third precinct Gan
non's paint 6hop, Fourteenth avenue,
between Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth
streets. M. T. RUDGREN,
City and Town Clerk.
Rock Island, 111., March 17, 1909.
"One Touch of Nature Makes the
Whole World Kin."
When a rooster finds a big fat
worm he calls all the hens in the
farm yard to come and share it. A
similar trait of human nature is to
be observed when a man discovers
something exceptionally good he
wants all his friends and neighbors
to share the benefits of his discovery.
This is. the touch of nature that
makes the whole world kin. This
explains why people who have been
cured by Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy write letters to the manufactur
ers for publication, that others sim
ilarly ailing may also use it and ob
tain relief. Behind every one of these
letters is a warm hearted wish of the
writer to be of use to someone else.
This remedy is for sale by all druggists.
isn't always suspected,
but 1 0 days' change
from coffee to
clears all doubts. .
r ' ' "There's a Reason."
Read "The Road to'wellville."
"Hello, Uncle Benr Joe culled as,
his buggy flashed by the loaded wag- i
on. Uncle Ben replied to the saluta-!
tiou with a surly nod. He twisted
about on his Ijnd and "gazed at the
receding vehicle. It was sho herself,
and out riding with that young scamp:
She' was enjoying the felloe's com
pany, too. So much that she had ouly
a slight hpw 'or biw.
She hail never ridden with him ex
cept ouce at a funeral, when sho went
to the cemetery in his buggy because
there was not room for her elsewhere.
He had imagined many times since
the things he would have said to her
during that ride if he had known be
forehand so as to bo prepared, but he
had not. and the ride had been a silent
- She was bright and talkative with
Joe. though. When he recognized,
with a shock of surprise, who Joe's
companion was they were chattering
like blue jays.
lie felt wronged somehow, though
he had no claim to le. But he had
always meant to marry her If she
would consent when he found cour
age to put the question.
He knew Joe was In the habit of go
ing to her brother's, where she lived,
but until that . minute he had not
looked upon the fellow as his rival.
Joe was youug and good looking, and
women thought so much or those
Uncle Ben wasn't an old uncle at
all. But , he had come to think him
self very venerable and. aged indeed.
When a person becomes an uncle be
fore his manhood and when fate so
shapes It that one must become not
only uncle, but father and mother, to
one's nephews the responsibility cm
duces to a feeling of old age, even
when the said nephews are not much
younger than oneself.
So Uncle Ben very naturally sup
posed there was no chance for him at
all with the woman whom he loved so
truly. He even decided that he would
seirhls farm and go away. He brood
ed over it nil day aud with heavy
pain, forgetting to make his usual
sharp bargain in business. .
As he drove into the gate at home
toward evening Joe's buggy again ap
peared, nnd he drew up for a chat.
He was in fine spirits and boyishly
handsome beside Uncle Ben's rough
farm clothes and soiled boots.
"Guess I'll take that cow. Uncle
Ben," he said, with a conscious smile.
"I expect to need, her."
, Uncle Ben. grunted and busied him
self with the gate.
"You see, I'm oh, I might as well
say it right out I'm going to be mar
ried pretty soon." '
"Settled, is it?" His uncle glanced
up sharply, his face rather pale.
"Well, not quite," Joe hesitated.
"but she understands me well enough,
and the dny lixed. I'm invited there to
supper, and I'm sure she knows what
to expert. In fact, it nearly came out
'Uncle Beii said nothing, nnd after a
moment Joe,' who was accustomed to
his reticent relative, started off, say
ing: "Milly will be glad you are our
nearest neighbor. She thinks a lot of
lespite Uncle Ben's resignation, he
felt his gay and handsome nephew's
carelessly confident words as if they
were so many sharp, savage thrusts
from a dagger. There came a hot, suf
focating sense of shame and rage Into
his heart that be should be thrust
aside, unseen, unheard.
As he stumbled along by his team to
Sho barnyard he .was seized with a
great impulse to see her nnd speak yet,
although it was useless.
lie looked nlout vaguely at first,
then with keen calculation. Joe wan
still In sight. He. had stopped to talk
with some one. as was his social cus.
torn. He would not hurry, not dream
ing of need for it.
His team was tired, and the other
horses In the pasture. If he would
forestall Joe be would have to go afoot
across lots. And there was no time to
shave nnd garb himself ns he wonld
have liked before going into her pres
ence. He hitched his horses and started.
Joe was still talking when he had
cleared his own farm-nnd the next It
was two miles, but he could cut off a
considerable dutar.ee by going across
lots, and most of the way he could
keep an eye on Joe's progress.
Over the hill a grove intervened. As
he dashed into it he caught a glimpse
of Joe skimming along In the distance,
seeming to fly.
Then Uncle Ben flew, too. or nearer
to it than, he had ever imagined it pos
sible for him to iro.
T : s
Might Help There.
"Is a college education helpful to it
young man who intends to practice
"Depends on where he wants to prac
"What difference does It make?"
"Well. In a police court practicing
law is much like a football game."
Hadn't Met Him. ,
"Why did they put that clause In th
constitution giving the people the right
to bear arms?"
'So they might defend their liber
"I suppose the fool with the unload
ed gun bad not yet appeared on the
he Usual Thing. '
A little temper ;
Now ami then , . .
Is handed to
The best of men "-
4 little tit i -
For tat. of course, -A
And then divorce
A WAT DOWN THF ROAD HE COfl-D SEE JOE'S
BAT ADVANCING KAPIDLY.
ily streamed 111 with surprised in
quiry. Then Joe comprehended and burst
into shouts of laughter. "Oh. Uncle
Ben. Uncle Ben. what a blunder!
But you've oppod at last anyhow!
Here's the Milly I'm going to marry,"
drawing to him the blushing young
girl. "Isn't that so, sweetheart?"
Little Milly nodded, then ran and
hid her face on Aunt Milly's bosom.
"But I thought you've Ihh'ii going
with him aud" Undo P.en began.
"Don't tell me you thought I'd take
up with that fellow!" Aunt Milly said
"Well, thank fortune it's done and
you've promised me! Iugh away.
I'm happy!" said old Uncle Ben, cast
ing off nil bia imaginary years from
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HARPER HOUSE PHARMACY.
Had It In the Family.
"Let me sell you a receipt for mak
ing cement block." . N
-I don't need it"
"You might some day."
"If I do I will just turn to the cook
book from which tbe landlady makes
Down to Them.
"Yes. I have written a book or two."
"Not yeL I am writing for poster
"Think the race Is degenerating, do
"You ought to
take more exer
cise." Is running all
That's Just the
"Well. I am run
nlng a hotel." '
Wp never know how hartnv w
were until we a rent. . , . . ,0"
Paying a bill ts as painful as pulling
tooth, but 'shen you have to pay tbe
bill for the pulling it la rubbing it in.
Sawing wood seems a popular way
of keeping still. Why can't some genius
find a way of substituting shaking the
Some men get the habit of staying
in jail because their environment won't
let them break out.
While It is true that this is a hurry-
op world, nobody like to see his finish.
It takes Iota of hot air to keep light
"We often judge a company b? tkf
rasp who represents It. ? '-" "