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TIIE ARGUS. FRIDAY. OCTORER 22. '1909.
'.. THE ARGUS.
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vuuwiwnufnce solicited irom every
township In Rock Island county.
Friday, October 22, 1909.
Clean up the town.
Boost th belt line.
Still, if beef keeps on going up, we
Scan fall back on pie.
.-'Did Roosevelt have a bully time
.when the bull elephant chased him?
." Besides having troubles enough Dr.
Cook has been endorsed by Cannon.
Somebody ' will get killed in that
Nicaraguan civil war unless the by
standers are careful.
The Torre Haute Star remarks that
it would be pleasant to the Storer
and Crane families to compare notes.
t Nineteen deaths resulted from base
ball during the season just ended. It
is a curious fact that no umpires were
among the killed.
Billy -Sunday seems to have made a
hit with the Cedar Rapids newspapers.
There may be something in the suspi
cion voiced by the Marshalltown
Times-Republican that perhaps he is
saying some things to and about
church members that the newspapers
have wanted to say themselves.
Steamboat traflic on the lower Mis
sissippi is reported to have been tem
porarily tied up because the negro
crews remained ashore to hear the
news of Jack Johnson's fight with
KetcheL Students of the race ques-
tion will note this demonstration of
, How the People Voted.
The; people of Illinois themselves
settled, ;the question In 1904 whether
they wanted a primary law or not.
The proposition as to whether they
-approved of the passage of primary
legislation or not- was submitted to
the voters in 1904 and the vote was
overwhelmingly in favor of it as fol
lows: For . . . . 590.97C
; The Lincoln Courier sees in these
figures i a significant argument, say
ing: "With such a tremendous majority
In favor of- a primary law has the
political boss any ground whatever for
making a declaration that there is no
demand for such a law?
"Can. a political manipulator and
opponent of primary legislation, in
face of these figures, convince the
legislature that the voters have chang
ed their minds respecting the need for
a primary law?
"In face of such an overwhelming
voto in favor of giving the people the
..right to choose their own candidates
for offlce, will any legislator have the
hardihood and temerity to defy such
sentiment by voting against an honest
and effective primary law?
"If any legislator should so far for
get his duty and obligation to his
constituents as to vote against a pri
mary bill he would sound his own
political death knell.
"In view of the vote here presented
it is the plain duty of the legislature
to enact a primary law. However, should
1L. I " A
i i m iHPiKia i ii rp t 1 1 ni' rorir:n t r rtsi r i-
next campaign the demand for primary
legislation will be at white heat among
White Goes for Cannon.
William Allen White, the Emporia,
Kansas, editor and author, and advo
cate of things as they ought to be in
the Sunfiowe state, visited Kansas
City, Mo., the. other day, and declared
that the reign of things as they are
in Kansas congressional politics is ap
proaching dissolution. Mr. White, bv
the way, is a republican, and, of
course, what he says cannot be
charged up to democratic prejudice or
partisan' malice. In an interview, Mr.
. "The state is going to make a clean
sweep, and elect no Cannon republi
cans , to the sixty-third congress.
Every Cannon congressman is to have 21
opposition. No reactionary represent
ative is to be overlooked.
"Emma Goldman In her palmiest
days never made so many anarchists
. as Joe Cannon.
"The people are tired of Cannon,
They. -are going to retire him from
public life. Hereyln the west and
middle west the great movement for
progress is well under way, and noth-
Ing can stop it. Before the end of the
Taft administration the! progressive
elements ol the republican party, will
be in control. The end of things reac
tionary is in sight.
"Public sentiment on the subject is
crystallized. n is only a mat tor ,r
Casting ballots. Any one .who kii-
roses that Cannon and his followers
are not going to be swept out of pub
lic me nave little conception of the
temper of the people.
"There are six districts in Kansas
represented by congressmen who ap
parently have no conception of things
as thev ought to
be. Murdock aud
1 '"i3011 are prosressive we count
i iIadison witu tne People.
1 oeneye that the Parsons charges
gainst Cannon confirm all of the ene
mies of Cannon ever have charged
against him. No scandal in American
politics has been more disgraceful
than that, and any Kansas congress
man who attempts to stand bv Cannon
will have to defend his robbery and
elections and prostitution of the bal
lot." Mr. White's opinion of Mr. Cannon
will not be gainsaid, by democrats at
least, for the democratic party for
years has been denouncing his pur
poses and methods. It should be borne
in mind, also, by Mr. White and othr
republicans that "Uncle Joe" is a prod
uct of modern republicanism; that h-3
is no worse than the men and the in
fluences that control the republican
party. Cannonism cannot be wiped
out, and the country be preserved from
its blighting effects by defeating for
nomination a few republican congress-
men in Kansas or in other western
Congress and the federal govern
ment in its entirety must be turned
over to the control of democrats and
democratic influences fcefore the coun
try can be relieved from conditions
comp'.ained of by Mr. White. The rem
edy is to apply the knife and remove
the disease by the roots, not to mere
ly cauterize a few sore spots. The
body politic needs cleansing, purify
ing, not the application of a little
salve or whitewashing.
Now Arctic Folks Found..
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: A corre
spondent at Point Barrow, Alaska, un
der date of Aug. 30, writes: On the
bleak northwest coast of Prince Albert
Land, which until several years ago
was deemed positively uninhabitable,
Captain William Mogg of the whaling
schooner Olga has Just found every
reason to believe that a considerable
population maintains itself. In this
Arctic land Captain Mogg found men
who, in spite of the hundreds of polir
expeditions that have passed through
the north, had never seen white man
!h.f. .hn nnnn tha u.hi
skinned strangers' with awe.;
It is only during the past five yeas
that whaling ships have ventured into
the waters that wash these shores.
Announcement comes of the mar
riage of Miss Lucy R. Smith of Daven
port to George H. Hull of Rock Island,
which took place in Chicago Wednes
day at high noon. The attending wit
ness was Frank Davenport of Rock
Island, a cousin of the groom, who id
studying medicine in Chicago. The
bride wore her traveling dress of light
tan French suiting, tailored, with hat
to match. After a wedding trip the
couple will live at 211S West Fourth
street, Davenport. The bride has been
one of the popular operators connected
with the I. T. C. for the past seven
years. She is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. H. E. Smith of 1710 Arling
ton avenue. The groom is the son f
Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Hull of Rock Island
and for the past six years has been
bookkeeper for the C., B. & Q. oflice
Women on Health Walks.
The Woman's club of Moline has
followed the example of Chicago in
adopting the idea of Saturday after
noon walks. In the vicinity of the
three cities there are many tracts cf
woodland of great natural
enthusiastic pedestrian. The Woman's
club has arranged this series of Satur-
i day afternoon walks for the comiug
I year, and most cordiallv Invites ea jh
ot its many members to join in
and walk and grow young and strong, j
The club meets regularly on the sec -
ond Saturday afternoon of the month
at the First Congregational church,
Moline. There will be no walk on the j
second Saturday. All other Saturdays, I
even holidays, If any wish to go, wrill
be occupied by walking.
For Miss Harms and Mr. Haiigh.
Mrs. Walter Snider and the Misses
Katherine Larkin and Selma Bear en
tertained at the Hotel Harms at a
dinner dance last evening for Miss
Paula Harms and. John Haugh, who
are to wed next Wednesday. There ,
were three tables arranged in the i
shape of the letter H and on the cen-'
ter table there was a beautiful bouquet
of flowers. The room was decorated
with autumn leaves and miniature
pumpkins. The tables were lighted
with candlabra. Covers were laid for
Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock at
the home of the bride's motlvw. Mrs.
(Mary A. Perry on East TlMteenth
street, Davenport, occurred the mar-
riage of her daughter. Miss Julia J.
Perry, to Charles Gilbert Hogan. a
prosperous farmer of Coal Valley. The
marriage service was read by Rev.
Donald McLean, a cousin of the bride,
rector of the Episcopal church r.t
Streator, 111., '"assisted by Very Rev.
IN SOCIAL CIRCLES v I
I : I
When they did venture there they lit-."
tie expected to find evidences of hu
man habitation. To their surprise, .
however, they found abandoned food
I caches rlfKPrtfl rsmnin en-niinils and
' other signs of recent habitation. As i
they saw no people, tlie naturally
inferred that the country was used
as a summer hunting ground by na
tives from the Canadian mainland far
to the south. The latter, when ques
tioned, however, said they knew noth
ing about such hunting grounds.
The puzzle was not solved until last
July, when the Olga on lis northe.n
cruise sighted human forms on a till
several miles inland. These proved
to be old men. who were advancing
toward the shore where the ship lay
at anchor. As they approached it
was seen that they carried no weai-
ons whatever and walked with arms
(extended as a sign of peaceful intern
The old men were Eskimos and
spoke the regular Kndmo language
They said they had never seen white
men before and were so much afraid
of them that they could not be coaxd
aboard theesst 1.- They knew noth
ing about cereal foods or flour, and
when offered pilot bread, laughed :t
to scorn as an article unfit for,, human
food. Tncy said they lived on seal,
bear, whale caribou and feathered
game, which they killed with bows,
' arrows and, spears or captured in
snares and curiously contrived traps,
They knew nothing about the fur
j trade and said that the skins were
always cut up with tha meat and di
vided among the hunters engaged in
making the kill. They wre neatly
dressed in furs and appeared to be
well fed and happy.
The Eskimos said that when whale
ships first appeared on the horizon
a panic seized the people and they
fled inland. Each year they had fled, j
leaving as little as possible to attract
the attention of the newcomers. As
they lay concealed behind the ridges (
tney iistenea in terror to tne crashing
of the bomb guns used by the whalers.
At last a council was called, and :t
was decided to send messengers out
to the next ship that came. The old
men volunteered to go, because they
said that if the strangers killed them
it would not amount so much. Thee
ambassadors said many people lived
inland, but refused to divulge their
whereabouts. They had never seen
guns before. When vessels first ap
peared off Banks Land half a century
ago the nativeg acted in a very sim
ilar manner and showed a dread o
coming in contact with white men.
Danish Cabinet Out.
Copenhagen, Denmark, Oct. 22. The
cabinet of Count Holstern Ledrcbord,
the premier, resigned today, following
a vote in the deputies expressing want
of confidence in the government.
Marmaduke Hare, dean of Grace ca
thedral. Davenport. The attendants
were Miss Mary Perry, sister of the
bride, and John Millinan of Taylor
Ridge. After the ceremony refresh
ments were served, the guests being
only immediate relatives and a few
intimate friends. Mr. and Mrs. Hogan
left on an evening train Tor a wedding
trip. They will be at home at Coal
Valley for the winter, and in the
spring will remove to a farm near
Meets With Mrs. Jones.
The ladies' auxiliary of the Rock
Island County Humane association
held the monthly coffee Wednesday
afternoon at the home of Mrs. Belle
.fenes, 1125 Fourteenth street. It wis
decided to send a circular letter to all
clergymen in the county asking them
to present the work to their congrega
tions on some Sunday in November :o
be set aside for that purpose. Mrs.
Jones, who was a delegate to the na
tional association hold at St. Paul tho
first week in October, had been great
ly inspired at the sessions, r.nd she
avc an interesting report of the con-
Refreshments w-re scrv-jd
Close of Harvest Festival.
This evening will be the last nig!it
of the harvest festival at the Turner
Last evening a large number of
people attended and enjoyed the pro-
Raymond O.-tcrman received a
(Continued on PaRa Pevpn.)
For Women Misses Children
Wears longer,, looks better and
feels more comfortable than any
other $2 or $2 .50 shoe on the market.
You can save your feet and save a
dollar's wear on your next pair of
shoes if you'll write for the name
of your nearest dealer who handles
Pontiac Shoe Mfg. Co.
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The Argus Daily Short Story
Mrs. Lake's Secret By Belle TJaniates.
Coprrigntoa. 1903, y Associated Literary Press.
ICopyriglit. :ro?. by Associated Literary
'Ethel, dutft y.nt ).- up to t!io house,"
Kaiil t lit 1 1 1 1 1 1 faced woman coming
out n the ;rcli of tln farmhouse.
'Twill only h;ir;ov your feelings."
"It secnis li';e shirking to let you go
for me." siiid Ethel .St urgis. "but I do
dread to sec the familiar tilings again.'
"I'll go to town and .got that new
nuc'ionoer :u;d drive him to your
house to tag the things. Tomorrow
I'll go to the SiurtNm . ai,d finish tho
business, and yen won't I:ave to go."
"You have !::-on so kind to us, Mrs.
Lake." said Ethel .wistfully :ih the
comely, good naturod woman flapped
the reins over the broad backed borso
and drove down the road.
Then the girl returned to tho house
and vigorously applied herself to
household tas'.;.-!. She dared not bo idle
loi'g enough to thin!; and remember.
It was two year; .ii:ce she anil her fa
ther hud loft the little town in the
east ni:d bought tho farm that was to
bring thorn I'-osporify. Things had
gone very wrong from tho start. A
cloudburst, tho IIes::inn tly, her fn
ther'.s illness and the failure of a ban!;
brought about the loss of the fnrin.
All they had loft was a forty acre
piece. Their household goods wore to
br auctioned on tho morrow to' enable
them to buy the stool; mid implements!
for their lit lie remnant of land. Their
kind hearted neighbor had invited
them to remain at her house while the
sale was in progress, and she insisted
that they continue to accept her hos
pitality during the construction of tho j
little cabin her father purposed to
build on tho "forty."
Toward evening Mrs. Lake returned
from her expedition.
"We got thorn all tagged. Ethel."
she said cheerfully. "That auctioneer's
a dandy. I got him interested In your
pai telling him what chunks your bad
luck had come in."
Ethel winced. She knew her neigh
bor's propensity for "talking over"
ON THE THRESHOLD STOOD A TALI,, ITTHl?
things, and she felt that she would
rather realize less from the sale than
have her private affairs discussed with
"If only you could have brought
yourself." continued the loquacious
woman, "to have taken Austin llobert.
He's so well fixed and so kind. He's
just wild over you."
"I wouldn't marry a man for those
reasons." said Ethel.
"Well, he Isn't so bad looking one
eye just a mite off and his legs aren't
quite true. Rut you can't have every
thing. Sometimes L think you buve
SfiSWKf f t,
bad a levo affair and been crossed.
Ethel, to let such a tine chance go by."
Tho girl smiled faintly.
"I told the auctioneer about you and
how you holjvd your pa aud kept bis
spirits up. ::nd be said you must be
Ethel wondered vaguely if she bad
confided in him regarding Austiu IIo
bcrt also. "It doesn't matter, though."
she I bought sadly. "Nothing docs
The next day wbtn Mrs. Lake re
turned from the auction she was in a
state of jubilance and excitement.
"Oh. Ethel, the things brought twice
what your pa thought they would.
Here Mr. Sturgis. the auctioneer sent
you this check."
Walter Sturgis took the check and
glanced at it eagerly. His face flushed,
and he looked curiously at his daugh
"How much is it. father?" asked
Ethel, extending her hand for the
Rut he had stowed the chock care
fully away in his pocker. and. naming
the amount, be left the room.
"Oh." she exclaimed thankfully, "that
will buy the implements, a team, a
-ov, wagon, two hogs and some chick
ens. Who bid in the things. Mrs.
Lake? Were the neighbors all there?"
"Yes. and a lot of town folks. What
do you think brought the most?"
"Why. 1 suppose father's bedroom
set. It is real mahogany, yon know."
"So. sir; it was your little writiDS
"My desk: Who bought it? Why
was it bid up?"
"Austin llobert was bound to hare
It. but a feiiow from town got it. (le
bid in a way that you could see he'd
keep bidding till kingdom come, so
Ai;:i!in tina'iy ipiit."
"What sort of a looking man was
ho?" asked Ethel.
"Oh. a fat. pudgy, homely man."
"Probably some secondhand dealer.'"
".Maybe: and he bought all the best
things nil your parlor and bedroom
things, all the very thbigJ you would
"I nm glad a stranger got them, it
would make mo feej tpieer to go in to
call on tho neighbors and s-oe them
using our tilings,"
Early the next morning Mr. SturgM
went to town. He came back looking
more cheerful over his purchases tlia.i
bo had looked In months. Ethel was
left, alone very ofton during Hie next
week. Mrs. Lake taking advantage of
having some one to leave in charge of
tho house. One afternoon Mr. Sturtris
The only Srailng powdir W.. )
p04cW from Royal Grape Cream of Teria? . Y
gFM made from Grapes W
llfefi Makes Fines!, Pores! Food v
askPd Ethel to go over to the "forty"
and select a site for their cabin. He
declined to accompany her, as he had
to go to town. Mrs. Lake was in the
midst of bread making, so Ethel sad
dled a horse -and rode toward the
"forty." Suddenly a disagreeable
"If Mrs. Lnke has sent Austin over
here to see me I II never forgive ber."
She rode slowly, with her eyes glued
to tho horse's mane, wondering if she
had boon wise to reject Austin's love
and protection. She didn't raise her
eyes until she turned In at the "forty."
Then she stared In amnr'""ont. Here
stood n trim little house with a neat,
broad porch and blinds.
"This is what Mrs. Lake and father
have been so mysterious over." she
thought. With sudden enlightenment.
"Rut bow could it have been built In
so short a time?"
She dismounted and went tip the
steps. A card lay on the steps and
some advertising matter. "Oh, I see
one of those portable houses! I won
der If the door is open."
It was. and with Its opening came
another surprise, nere were all ber
household goods arranged as they had
been in the old house. She passed
through the living room, dining room,
kitchen and then into her father's
bedroom. She opened the last door.
AH her personal things were bore and
many more beautiful new furnishings.
What did It moan? Then she grew
faint. She knew Austin! Had ho
dared? She could not take them un
less She henrd n knock at the door, and
she felt that it was the decision of her
life awaiting her. Could she? A mo
ment elapsed before she summoned
courage to open the door.
On the threshold stood a tall. Htho
"Will!" she said faintly.
He clasped her to him.
"It took you two years to forgive."
she murmured reproachfully.
"Dearest. I got your note only ten
days ago. It was in the secret drawer
to your desk. You forgot to mail It."
"How could I! Cut bow did you
come by it?"
"I am the now auctioneer. I didn't
know you lived in these parts till Mrs.
Lnke took mo to tag your things. She
told mo how you would miss your
desk, and I made up my mind to bid
it in. Casually I opened a secret draw
er and found the letter. I had nil the
things -bid in. The next day your fa
ther came to see me. and we fixed up
"Then these things are yours?"
"No ours. We nre going to live here
with your father."
"WiM. did Mrs. Lnke know too?"
"Yes; she was our right hand man
"I have mis)i;du'od her. I never
dreamed she ecu hi keep a secret."
SENATOR JOHNSON IS DEAD
Ilnd Caused by Jirighl's Disease
Comes at Fargo, X. 1).
Fargo, N. D., Oct. 22. United
States Senator Martin N. Johnson of
this place died from an attack of acute
Dright's oiscase at his hotel in this
city last night at 7:30 o'clock. His
death leaves a vacancy to be filled by
an appointment by Governor Burke, a
Johnson's death leaves the political
situation in North Dakota in an ex
tremely chaotic condition. As Mv
Cumber comes up for reelection be'
fore the next primaries this will neces
sitate the election of two senators.
Senator Johnson was 09 years old.
He was born on a farm in Racine
county. Wisconsin, and was a son of
Rev. Nelson Johnson, a native of Nor
way. Senator Johnson was a graduate
of Wisconsin university and came V
this state in 18S2, devoting his attei-
tion to farming. He wa:; a mmlv
of the constitutional convention. .n
JT.sa he was a candidate for United
Stales senator and tied the party vote
in caucus, but was defeated in the
joint session. In 189i" he was sent to
congress and was three times nomi
nated by acclamation, lie was eight
years in the lower house. He was a
member or the Methodist Episcopal
church and had been a member of the
general conference of that body.
Public Health Association Elects.
Richmond, Va. .Oct. 22. The Amer
ican Public Health association today
elected as president Dr. C. O. Probst
of Columbus. Ohio, and secretary Dr,
W. C. Woodward of Washington, D. C.
9r WftCAJt M. SMITH
ALL'S well that ends profltnbly nnil
with no expose in night, according
to the grafter's dictionary.
It isn't difficult to be good as long aa
ail temptation is locked up.
Of course all neronnuls believe im
plicity in revision upward.
Nobody likes to le a knocker, but a
lot of people would be the better for
being hammered into shape.
An attachment isn't a sweet and
pleasant thing if It Is served to you
by an officer of the law.
Who Issued flrt
(iot HilB thing; golnr, ;
And chaos, thu3
Who first suggested
And the clanking
Of pates and chain
Had little brains
And for his pains'
Comes only once
But that's Itmt once too often
Unless we find
Its pranks to soften.
Anil It is really
Of mayor or copper.
A foreign war
The thlnff up proper.
To he r
Some method found
To stop its ravage
One dare not
Leave his lot
Had Warned Them.
"What got you Into all this trouble?"
ashed the self made man of bis sons,
whose business affairs be was trying
to straighten out.
"It oil came nlout on account of a
verbal coutracjt-lbat the men wouldn't
live up to."
"What's the use of men having an
education nnd ninklnj; such breaks?
Didn't I warn jou before you began
business lo hare all of your verbal con
tracts in writing?"
Is It really such a much
At the northern point to touch?
is it hard to find tne pole
As It is to rustle coal
For the loved ones In the shack.
Who might freeze ere you came back?
Is it hard the world to mount
With a swell e:tcnse account?
Any one could turn the trick
Could the pole be found on tick.
"What can I do for you, my good
"Don't 'my good man' me."
"Oh. no offense, but why not?"
"Me pals might bear it and cut me
"He bas written one of the best sell
ers of the day."
"I suppose lie wrote it in an attic."
"No; in a basement In fact, one of
the worst cellars of the day."
Any One Could.
"lie always brings his pay borne to
That is nice of him. What is he
"He isn't working now."
(..'an you lve me some v.ork, lady?"
"1 m afraid not."
".lust n little that I may get Bome
thing lo eat."
"I have very little work."
"Well, give me half of that"
'I just can't understand women."
'Why don't you marry one?.'
"Will I understand them then?"
"No, but you will quit trying."-
"Why are you bo bard up!"
"1 fell off the payroll."
Variety of Shapes.
"Is he on the level r
"I think he is on the square.'
"When will he be round?"
"lie talks like a book."
Don't All Do Thai.
DId Phe return his lore?
Xo. Just his presents."