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THE ARGUS:FRIDAY, MAY 7, 1009.
Thought Methodist Pastor Was William
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the most noteworthy example of which
u that the session Justed two days la
rlaco of the usual four or five.
Retrenchment is surely ths order ot
the day, and it must begin at the court
house, and in the supervisors room.
The proposed retrenchments are good
as far as they go. but they do not be
gin in the right place, or go far enough.
If the supervisors. In place of this
ingenious but thinly disguised plan of
trying to circumvent the popular "will,
had adopted a plan something as here
after outlined, they would have struck
a chord that would ' have awakened
generous response In public sentiment;
and it is not yet too late.
If we are going to appeal to the leg
islature, there is one thing the sta'e
law ought to provide very plainly, that
whenever a special tax or bonded In
debtedness is submitted to popular
vote, it must, to be approved, receive
an affirmative vote equal to a majority
of all the votes at that election if
regular state election, or if at a special
election, judicial, municipal or town-j
ship election, then a vote equal to a(
majority of the vote cast at the last
liccrs. The object Is to prevent a
minority of the voters .from fastening
upon the people a heavy tax or debt,
as has happened already in this
It would also be simply just to allow
only actual taxpayers to vote on such
questions, but this is impracticable.
J. B. OSBORN.
St. Paul. Minn., May 7. Wil!ian
Jennings Bryan and Rev. W. X. Jami?
o.i of St. Paul have caused consider
able confusion in the minds of Texans
who are dovotvd to r;ie cause of th!
great commoner, with the result t hat
the modest Methodist minister bus
been exalted, and friends of the minis
ter have confused him with Mr. Bvan
to the amusement of the la'Wr. Mr.
Jamios'ju recently went to Kl I'as.-i for
his health and had har.Uy stepped off
the train when a Bryan man graspe-I
his hand and shook it warmly.
"I'm glad to meet you, Mr. Bryan,"
lie said. 'Tve voted for you several
time?, and "
Rev. .lamieson stopped him with the
information that he was not Mr.
Bryan but a Methodist minister and
for several days was pretty busy mak
ing the same explanation to other
The two men are strikingly simila".
Iiov. .lainie.-'ou is of the same height
and lignie as Mr. Bryan, and is smoo'li
i-liaven ai;d hears a wonderful resem
blance in facial characteristics and ex-
rret-sion to the Xebraskan.
RECORD OF COURT HOUSE
J. G. Osborn on the County Tax
Port Byron, May C. Editor Tli- Ar- a financial policy contrary to the will
fins. Tile proposition to v.ite on i .of the majority. This is minority rule
special county tax at the Jim? judicial with a vengeance; it is usurpation
election deserves a little notiee. It.-? pure and simple, something absolutely
promoters evidently remember the opposed to the American idea of popu-
complete disapproval of anv special
tax registered by th; voters at th two
last general elections. Thy eviiientl;,
hope at thU unimportant election,
where haidlv one-tenth of t!r voters
participate, that the proposition may
somehow pull through.
I do not wish 10 ui' unjust u: the
honorable gentlemen compos. u ; the
county board. But it is impossible to
resist the conviction that, the; are
more anxious to get the money tlia.i t..
conform to the plainly expressed w:Ii
of the people. The people have m st
plainly condemned the methods i f
managing county affairs 'hat have
been in vogue, lo these many years;
and have reeorded their vcu'.iet in
perhaps the most effectual tnt'tiner by
shutting off th? supply of ftci. 1 he.
people evidently believe that thv?
county board will continue as it has
been doing to spend ;sii the money ir
can get hold of. anil all it can hot row.
The promoters of this- plan evidently
hope that a comparatively small num
ber of voters may be able lo establish
If thb proposition shall be carried
our. and the special tax question plac
ed on the judicial ballot, I earnestly
hepe that every farmer in the county,
and many others also, but my appeal
is to the fanners first of all for I am
one of them, will attend the judicial
election at whatever personal imoi
venience and if he is short of time he
don't need to mark the candidates :r
judges, lutt just mark the "no" on the
special tnx question. That will show
just where he stands.
The fact appears- to be that the peo
ple have lost confidence in the count v
hoard and in the county officers. This
fact is not conttadicted by the further
fact that the same old crowd is re
elected right, along. It is a curious
situation which should bt interesting
to students of political and social
To regain some of this 'ost confi
dence, and thus strengthen its position
with the people, (he board has com
menced a campaign of retrenchment
SIMON & LANDAUER . : :'Xf
.... Davenport, Iowa -
. "Better Clo
New Creations for Sum
A very maze' of beautiful new hats in all the newest
shapes and styles.
Trimmed and untrimined
straws for street and
A display of ribbons, fruits and other trimmings
that will appeal to the tastes of those shoppers
whose tastes arc exacting.
The choosing of a suitable hat is merely a matter
of selection at this shop.
Prices $5, $7.50 to $25.
Dawson Millinery Company
113 Eighteenth St., Rock Island.
Real Estate Transfers.
.lames Currey to May K. Norton,
south one-half northeast quarter sec
tion 7-lt;-2w, $500.
James Currey to Catharine Wochner,
northeast quarter northwest quarter
and northwest quarter northeast quar
ter section Kl-Ut-Sw, $1,000.
.lames Currey to James Currey,. Jr.,
cast one-half southwest quarter section
James Currey to Thomas Currey,
east one-half northwest quarter and
northwest quarter northeast quarter
section 7-H-2w, $l.WMh
James Currey to Frank E. Currey,
west one half southwest quarter section-
Charles B. Vail to Joseph Xyenhuis,
part southwest quarter section 2;MI-
Jasper E. Hauck to Sarah E. Crabs,
lot 11, block 5, old town, Reynold,
Clarence C. Wilmerton to E. I,. Den-
niston. lots 10. 11. 12. block 1, High
land park. Rock Island, $2,100.
Elmer L. Deuuiston to John T.
Shields, lots 10. 11. 12, block 1, High
land park addition, Rock Island,
N. I j. Davenport to Frank F. Vogel.
tract in east one-half northeast quarter
section 3-17- 2w.$1.4!3.75,
John V. Quinlau to William 12
Bailey, tots 1. 4. block 12. lower addi
tion, R;ick Island. $7,500.
Harold A. Weld to John F. Dindin-
ger. part lot S, block 3. Spencer &
Case's addition. Rock Island. $4,NMI.
Nellie Stevens Lippincott to Robert
U. Rank, part lots 7. S. block 24, "Old
Town." Moline. $1,200
Arthur S. Benson to Enoch retersoa,
west one-fifth lot ('.. block 2. Smith's
addition. Moline. $7)0.
August Eitert and Anna Eifert to
Charles E. Sharpe. undivided one-sixth
lot (i. block 11, lower addition, Rock
Henry Eifert to Charles E. Sharps,
undivided one-sixth lot 0, block It
lower addition. Rock Island. $200.
Fuller & Bauman to same, undivided
two-sixths lot fi. block 11, lower add:
ion. Rock Island. $100.
I I ... i .
.loiiu r.iieri ami otners to same, un
otvided two-sixtns lot . block II.
lower addition. Rock Island, $too,
( harles Swanson, to same, south one
calf, lot 3. block 11, lower addition,
Rock Island, $!.".0.
liannau Aram to Edith II. Aram,
east 50 feet of west 20-0 feet of north
t;3o fect lot 31 (assessor's plat l.S(il
section ti-17-lw, $1.
E. H. Guyer to Charles II. Lippincott
lot 1, block 17. town of East Moline,
lutitn Aran Baker to Arthur S. Ben
son. soutn 4W.4 teet of east 50 feet
west 2M feet of north !30 feet lot 31
(assessors plat 1NG1) section 0-17-1 w,
Henry Kiuegel to Eva K. Cohn, west
one-half lot 10. block 40, lower addition
Rock Island, $1,000.
Anna May Bailey and others to John
McMeekin, lot 33, Huber & Poets ad
dition, Rock Island, $1,000,
James R. Kimball to Thomas B.
(,rady. lot 20, block C, Fairmount addi
tion, Moline, $400.
.iciome iJ. Williamson to Leon F.
Homnson. west 20 feet of east 40 fe?t
tot I. blo'-k 13, "Old Town." Rock Is
Aineri (,. Cramer .to Harry Clyde
Blunt, lot 11, block 3. William Dick-
son s addition, Milan, $3 Oik
rternert w. cooper to Ca.mil Ver
raeulen, lot 3. Mary E. Porter's first
addition, Moline, $4,500.
Eunice Bowser and others to N
tiowser, tract, in section 20-lG-5w,
.i. Ij. oaKiear to John Persson, north
one-half lot 5. block 0. Pitt's C.ilherf
Pitt's second addition, Moline, $1.
Belle Sibte to August Lilllman, lot
14, block 1K). city East Moline. $1,400
Chippiannock Cemetery Association
And in the grandstand S. & L. suits will be much in evidence
this spring and summer. You will see them on well dressed
fellows and you can tell them at firt sight by their superior
designing and expert workmanship.
If you don't know already that
S. & L. clothes are better than
ordinary ready to wear, and
"neck and neck" with the highest
priced custom tailored kind,
ask any man who is wearing
them. You won't have to
look long to find one.
Hart, Scliaffner & Marx clothes at $18
and $20 worth exactly $2 to $5 more,
is the special feature here at present. One
favored style is the two button sack, with
" lon:rollmg lapel, trousers peg top, welt
seam and cuff turn up at bottom. Also a
three button model, a trifle more conscr
sativc. Colorings are the newest for
the season of '09. Two money saving
$18 and $20
At $15 we're showing a strong line of
clothescraft. All wool suits in the newest
styles and shades. A ten and a five will
go a long ways here; better investigate
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P7 immr '
Finest suits, $22.50 to $38.
Wear a new hat to the ball
game. We've the greatest
line of soft and derby hats in
town at $2, $3 and $5. The
new straws are ready for you.
HUNTING FOR MOTHER
liles to The Argus t;iviii Story of
Her Life mul Seeking ln-I'oiniatioii.
IJurliiigton. Iow a. May 5. - Editor
Tlie Ai'Ktis'. Please put' this in your
paper one or more times ana jietp
me find some one who knew my
mother, Pauline I.oppies, later Stii
baus. I am too poor to pay tor this
or travel around looking for this in
formation, but hope I can do as much
for you sometime to repay you to
help me. .My story is this:
1 was raised by my aunt Mary
Kins, who left me near lies Moines,
Iowa, and went to Oregon. t have
f It :L
not seen her for many years. When
1 w:is a little irirl she told me mv !
mother was born in Hanover, Ger
many, came to America and married
a John Hermann somewhere in New
York or Ohio. He theji died, she
then married August Stuba'.is and
lived near Oxford. Ohio. Soon after
1 was born my father 'died and my
mother, very sick with dropsy took
me and went to Chicago, 111., where
She was nursed by Mary I. Alexan
der. At the request of my grand
fat tier, who is now dead. 1 was Riven
to my aunt to raise and my mother
was sent, to a hospital iif the east
by my grandfather, where she is said
lo have died with dropsy along in
the early SOs. hut just when and
where 1 don't know.
1 want to find and hear from Kato
Hermann, t lie sister of mother's first
husband, was in Chicago a few years
ago. also nsy aunt who raised me.
and any other person who knew my
mother. Pauline Stubaus, when she
died and where.
My grandfather is dead, outsiders
are taking his property and claim I
am not his grandchild. The people
1 am hunting know who 1 am.
Please . publish and other papers
please copy one or more times. For
this I wilt thank you . a thousand
times. Yours very truly.
MRS. MINNIE SHEPHERD.
II. F. I). No. 4 Uurlington, Iowa.
The Most Common Cause of Suffering.
Rtv'iimatism causes more pain and
suffering than any other disease, for
the reason that it is the most common
of all ills, and it is certainly gratifying
to sufferers to know that Chamber
lain's Liniment will afford relief, and
make rest and sleep possible. In many
cases the relief from pain, which is
at first temporary, has become perma
nent. while in old people subject to
Without. Morphine or Danger
to Ben S. Burling, lot 25. Chippiannock 1 m,o n-linQ PlirP Tnlrk nnri All k
cemetery. Rock Island. $1,400 I U'""5' UreS 0IQS dUQ Mil chronic rheumatism, often brought on
Joseph Hummer to David W. Hunt.' I nTOat and LlMCl T0U0 CS. Be-
Midway, South Moline ' cause jys fl pufe pood j.
cine fbf?. Those who are Run
lot 13, block 2
news all the time THE
This is I he
by dampness or changes in the weath
er, a permanent cure cannot be ex
npr-'pii- the relief from nain which this
liniment affords, is alone worth manyl
times its cost 25 and 50 cent sizes I
for sale by all druggists.
Mark the Marquette Mark.
So as to miss it when it is not the cement used
in constructing your building. It's the same cement
the government is using in army and navy work
and in the public reclamation service. Uncle Sam
uses it because it is always right. Write for our
booklet and learn why.
Marquette Cement Mfg. Co.
Mat quel ti Building, Chicago. Works: La Sae, III.
Handled by representative dealers everywhere.
ROCK ISLAND SAND & GRAVEL CO., Rock Island, 111.1
Bock Island Distributors, -.J &LiJ2ta!sL