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THE ROCR ISLAND ARGUS; WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 1910.
Published Dally and Weakly at 1124
) Second trtnai. Rock Island. HL En-
tared at the poatomoe aa aedond-claae
?' matter. 1
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ftitlon. No euca artloles wlU be printed
over fictitious signatures.
pj porrespondence solicited from every
?uownshlp in Rock Island county.
Wednesday, March 18, 1910.
Bo a booster all along the line.
.The time spent disciplining' the In
surgents should be devoted -to Bal-
Unger. .: - - - '
In asking Caruso f of -bank notes tbe
black hand ere show some knowledge
, -. -
Ht Lucifer's ambition was his undoing
i t but look at the tree advertising he
jot out ofltl v
. The rohina and the bluebirds nave
arrived and the spring poet Is being
led into temptation.
The sum and substance of President
Taffs letter to the Illinois republican
editors Is "out party right or wrong,
Joe Cannon's letter to the renubll-
Hcab. editorial convention at Springfield
i,1s;an Insult to Intelligence, but then
lit The main thing on the bill of fare
iJaf the banquet of the Illinois republi
cs can editors at Springfield seems to
shave been crow.
il whoever helps the Belt line con
mtributea to Rock Island's development
a'&nd progress. It. is the best undertak
ing that has been put forward in the
: interest of Rock Island's present and
future ia? years.
Ikidne year of Taft finds every mem
iber of his cabinet, with one exception,
r under fire of charges of some kind
'.I from either within or without the
party citadeL ' The one exception is
"""Charles Nagel, secretary of commerce
2 and labor. All the rest have been buf
A fted In some way or another and are
cstlH, susceptible of attack. Three more
ifjears of this would be liable to wear
'piout, even the Taft smile , . . .
It Is needless to say that the ap
pojntment of A. T. Poster as postmas
of Mofine le. received with a.pe
0nt)iar ' sense of Joy- by toe . newspaper
isfjraternity ot the three ciUes. "Jack."
jhe is, popularly known among his co
" workers, has In . his long association
with the Mollne Dispatch, won the
staunch friendship and good will of
the tollers In tbe trfrclty newspaper
field and Is now-'president of the Trl
City Press dub. He will make Moline
a capable postmaster end will give a
good account of his stewardship.
Representative Slsson of Mississippi
has reintroduced a resolution in the
house to Inquire Into tbe constitution
ality of the 14th and 15th amendments
to the constitution. One of the alleged
grounds of the resolution Is that the
legislatures of North Carolina, South
Carolina and Georgia, that ratified the
amendments, were under "carpet-bag"
Another ts that New Jersey, Ohio
and Oregon withdrew their ratification.
It would not be surprising if this res
olution should be an Incentive to Rep
resentative Crumpacier of Indiana to
bring In again his bill or resolution to
reduce the representation in congress
in accordance with the number of
jvotes cast at the polls, and not in ac
cordance with population.
One is about as practicable as the
other. If the constitution is not con
stitutional, where are we at?
i "Tbe Party of Iincoln."
The name of Iincoln is given to the
republican party frequently when the
;imd principles and bad methods of the
party are made manifest. The party
'In the' days of Lincoln stood for re
form and progress. Today its leaders
-6xe using Jt to foster monopolies and
."eJass interests. Great corporations and
- combinations of wealths are getting an
unjust share of the profits of Industry,
ftcile the great army of workers have
to pay high prices for all the necessi
ties of life with wages generally Inad
equate. -n (Lincoln did not believe in such con-
tiltions, and were he alive today it Is
inconceivable that he would be work
'.irfg with Taft, Cannon, Aldrich and
.rat "ort of men to. defeating real gov
ernment by and for the people. There
"hfnothing to say. against the rank and
file of the republican party. Those
Vho constitute the mass of voters of
an 'parties are honest and patriotic,
JWfe the leadership of the republican
-arty Is bad and the machinery of the
party is used to perpetuate abuses and
to prevent political reform and the im
provement of Industrial conditions.
Why Des Moinea Is Booming.
During the month, of February " the
business men of Des Moines used 60,
00 Inches of display advertising In
the four dally papers .there, at an
average rate of about 75 cents an Inch,
rJPtog their expenditures on this ae
ip$0Ww r . The classified adver
tising was in addition to this,
iigne, doesn't .. have to look, further
ytliari' at the advertising columns of
the Des Moines daily newspapers to
find why that city is forging ahead
of all other cities in Iowa, and per
haps of cities of its class in other
states, in population, local trade and
prosperous conditions generally.
And what has .'aided largely In
bringing about these conditions in ad
vertising T'The phenomenal conditions
which justify the merchants and busi
ness men of Des Moines to expend
$45,000 for newspaper advertising in
a single month did not exist before
the adoption by .that city of- the com
mission form - of government some
thing over two years ago.
A number of the business men of
the three cities, and the most prosper
ous, are liberal advertisers and appre
ciate the Importance and value of ad
vertising. Adopt the commission form
of government, get rid of bosslsm in
municipal affairs, and have city affairs
in every department conducted so
that the taxpayers will get nomost
service and a square deal in every
municipal transaction, and Rock Island
will advance by leaps and bounds in
population, local trade and prosperous
The business men of Peoria under
stand this, and it explains the reason
the Chamber of Commerce, the Com
mercial club and the business men of
that city exerted themselves so stren
uously In behalf of the passage of the
enabling act, that will permit that city
to adopt the commission form of mu
The Woman in Prison.
The matron of the woman's indus
trial prison In- Geneva, 111., Miss Amiga,
has written a paper, the result of her
years spent in controlling and endeav
oring to better her charges. She as
serts that women prisoners are very
difficult to manage. Many years ago
the great prison reformer, Brockway,
then in charge of the house of correc
tion in Detroit, said, in speaking of
women sent there,! that they nearly al
ways returned to the institution as a
result of further offense and because,
as a general thing, it was impossible
for them to earn a decent living be
cause they had been prisoners. Every
one knows that is the case with the
ordinary male "Jail bird;" it is, as any
one can see, much more difficult for a
woman made desperate by disgrace.
Jails are and apparently more and
more filled with classes of persons
divided into dependents and defectives.
The houseless and homeless and the
children of drunkards and criminals
are alike handicapped, and seriously so.
How can the child without a home of
Its own, whose earlier years are spent
in homes for the friendless, orphan
ages, or other such Institutions, de
velop into useful and honorable citi
zens? He or she does now and again,
but such a child Is a miracle. Such
places are not homes in any sense, but
places where these wards of the city
or state are herded together, fed, and
taught a little. It Is unnatural to ex
pect them, as a rule, to entertain af
fection or gratitude toward those who
brought them up vby hand. Released
from the. institution, they either are
foot-loose or adopted out. Sometimes
they are fortunate; from sued much
may be asked. Others, and many of
them, grow up badly. It is natural
that they should prove, poor citizens.
and through little fault of their own.
But what la to be done? The delin
quents are those who have gone astray,
and of the 800 women convicts at Qe-
neva, 90 per cent are of this class.
Again, what is to he done with or for
them? The Salvation Army professes
a singular gift for caring for, convert
ing and keeping in the straight path
just this class. It is a melancholy state
ment that there are over 100 prisons
and reformatories In this country for
women. Miss Amigh claims to have
found moral regeneration a possible
thing with her charges, and she is said
to have a system of rousing their in
terest in music and other arts, which
reacts beneficially on their character.
In the old days, it was possible for the
English convict to really begin a new
life in Australia or New Zealand.
Where can he, or she, go now?
IMarch 16 in American
1751 James Madlsou, fourth president,
born; died 1836.
1802 The United States Military acad
emy at West Point founded by act
1832 Walter Qnlnton Gresham, soldier
and Jurist, born; died 1895.
1907 Helicon Hall, the home of Upton
Sinclair's co-operative colony at
Englewood, N. J., burned.
GEORGIANS SNUB PEARY
Governor and Atlanta Mayor Refuse
to Introduce Explorer.
Atlanta, Ga., March 16. Governor
Joe Brown of Georgia and Mayor Rob
ert MaddOx of Atlanta have declined
to Introduce Commander Peary when
he lectures here this evening because
they say he has not produced the Es
kimos. Mayor Maddox in declining
gave as bis reason that Peary was
coming to Atlanta as a private citizen
on a money making proposition and
was in no sense a guest of Atlanta.
Washington, March 16. The pro
posal to have congress reward Com
mander Peary for his discovery of
the north pole met with still another
setback in the house committee- oml
naval affairs yesterday. Mr. Engle
brighfNof California, a Peary man,
moved to discharge the subcommittee
which has been considering the Peary
award bills and to consider them In
the full committee.. The motion was
defeated by a vote of 17 to : 1. Mr.
Englebrlght alone supported his mo
. Letter on the Way 36 Years. .
- El Paso, Texas," Alar ch 16. Jerry
Faust, an employe of the Southern
Pacific road,; has received 'a letter
inuiea in Pennsylvania 3 years sxo.
luled in Y
THE THEATRE AT OBERAMMERGAU
Oberammergau. Rehearsals for the Passion play of the year have begun, and will be continued twice each
week until the season opens. The people of Oberammergaa anticipate an unusual number of American visitors i
this year. In tact, without the Americana the production of the play woold hardly be profitable. j
The letter was addressed to him at
Pittsburg and was written at Blan-
chard, Pa., July 2, 1875, by his step
mother, Mrs. Mary Still. Faust left
Pittsburg many years ago. His step
mother has been dead 15 years.
Notice Is hereby given that on Tues
day, the 5th day of April, A. D. 1910,
in the city of Rock Island, 111., an elec
tion will be held for the following of
One alderman in First ward for two
One alderman in Second ward for
' One alderman in Third ward for
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
Town Office ra.
One assessor for one year.
One collector for one year. .
One supervisor for two years.
Three assistant supervisors for two
Two constables for three years to
One Justice of peace for three years
to fill vacancy.
Questions for Public Policy.
- 1. Shall this city become anti-saloon
2. For the levy for a 1-mill tax for
a public tuberculosis sanKarium, or
Against the levy of a 1-mlll tax for
a public tuberculosis sanitarium.
Which election will be open at 7
o'clock In the morning and continue
open until 5 o'clock in the afternoon
of that day.
Places of registration and voting
will be as follows: "
First ward, first . precinct 413
First ward, second precinct 600
SecSnd ward, first precinct 1014
Second ward, second precinct 919
Third ward, first precinct County
Jail, Third avenue and Fourteenth
Third ward, second precinct 1422
Third ward, third precinct 1101
Fourth ward, first precinct 191
Third avenue. ,
Fourth ward, second precinct M.
Levy's carriage house, on Nineteenth
street between Sixth and Seventh ave
nues. Fifth ward, first precinct Hose
house on Twenty-second street.
Fifth ward, second precinct 823
Sixth ward, first precinct Hose
house on Twenty-sixth street.
Sixth ward, second precinct Rel83'
barn, 709 Twenty-seventh street.
Seventh ward,, first precinct 3110
Seventh ward, second" precinct
Peterson's shop, 510 Forty-fifth street.
Seventh ward, third precinct 3913
M. T. RUDGREN,
City and Town Clerk. .
Rock Island, 111., March 16, 1910.
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The Argus Daily Short Story
A Brilliant Idea
Copyrighted. 191S. by
"There's no use in further pleading,
Mr. Josselyn. You are altogether too
humdrum for me."
Mr. Josselyn was a struggling play
wright who bad never succeeded in
getting a play accepted.
'Isn't it enough," be replied lugubri
ously, "that I am trying all the while
to conjure up puppets to do romantic
and absurd things without them my
self) At any. rate, I'm honest, and
that's more than can be said of Jame
son, whom you will doubtless marry If
you don't marry me."
?I would prefer that you should have
more snap and less honesty."
"You would like me to rob some one,
I suppose." " ;
"It would be Infinitely preferable to
spending every day In the same un
"Then I will turn robber."
"Do so, and I will marry you."
The expressions of the two faces at
this moment were a study. The girl's
EB WAS alanCHVD TO THX FOOTLIOHTS. .
eye sparkled with mischief: tbe man's
countenance, which had been a picture
of melancholy, showed that he had
caught on to a possibility. She wonld
marry him If he would rob some one.
But robbing some one would necessi
tate a residence for awhile behind bars.
He must think out a plan by which he
might turn robber without submitting
to the Imprisonment. He was Ingen
ious and bad faith in bis own Inge
nuity. "Very well," he said. , "I will rob
. "I mean it. Yon have forced me to
take this, course, and If I become a
felon It will be your fault. Adieu. I
will not as you again until I have
committed a robbery." -
"Bravor she exclaimed, clapping her
bands, while he walked away with a
"Dear me," said Irene to herself, "1
hope he Isn't going to make a gander
of himself. Who would have thought
I was so necessary to him? Suppose
he robs some one and that some one
shoots him! Heavens! I wonder If I
hadn't better stop him.H
But as she went on thinking over tbe
matter a desire to discover what he
would do got the better of her fears,
and she concluded to let the matter
take its course. Besides, there was
something fascinating Is Ms risking a
term In prison Indeed, his life to gain
A month passed, and she heard noth
ing from Mr. Josselyn. Then one day
be wrote her that he had at last suc
ceeded in securing the acceptance of a
play, and he would be happy to have
her go with him to the first night performance.-'
Miss Sweetland was very much
pleased at. the InviiaUon, but she bad
been fretting at having been thus let
alone and was .now disappointed ..that
By Elbert J. Bentley.
Associated LJterary Preaa.
her lover had no tender word for her
She feared he bad accepted his dis
The first night came, and with It
came Mr. Josselyn with a carriage to
take Miss Sweetland to see his play.
Naturally he was very Ul at ease.
When one struggles for months, per
haps years, with a play and It is to be
tested before an audience be Is excus
able for being agitated.
'lYou're all of a tremor," said the
girl. "Don't worry. I'm sure it will
be a success." ,
. Their seats were In one of the pro
scenium boxes. Of course the house
was crowded theaters'" are always
crowded on first nights and there
were. many of Josselyn's friends among
The play was light comedy. The
audience were captured at the very
opening. The second act, which 13
liable to be dull," was very effective.
Just before Its close Josselyn asked
Miss Sweetland to excuse him and left
the box. - A few minutes later there
was a cry of "Help, help!"
Every eye In the theater was turned
to the box opposite tbe oDe in which
Miss Sweetland sat, where two men
were tussling with each other.
"I'm being robbed; he's got my
watch r cried a voice.
These words bad scarcely been spo
ken when one of the two men ran froir
The excited audience sat expectant
for a few minutes, when another voice
"They've got him!"
Two policemen in uniform were
seen marching a man out of tbe the
ater. Meanwhile the curtain had been
The stage manager appeared from
behind a wing and said:
"Ladies and gentlemen, one of tbe
most daring robberies in the annals of
crime has been committed right here
In this very theater. Thinking that
before the villain la taken to the sta
tion yon wonld like to have a look at
him, I have requested the police to
bring him for a moment on to tbe
There was a clapping of bands, the
curtain was rung up, and In' a few
minutes two policemen advanced from
the right center with a man hand
cuffed between them. Tbe robber
wore a mask nnd was in evening dress.
He was marched to tbe footlights.
"Take off bis mask!" ordered the
A policeman removed the mask.
For one moment there was silence;
then a deafening about filled tbe the
ater. "It's Josselyn!" cried a voice.
' "Who's Josselyn?" asked a woman.
"Why, the man who wrote tbe play,
of course." u
Meanwhile the shouts continued,
while Mr. Josselyn stood between tlK
policemen, each holding him by a band
cuff. Miss Sweetland. who was not
versed in stagecraft, not dreaming but
that her lover had really robbed a
man for her sake, was in agony. Not
only would be be sent to the peniten
tiary, but this disgrace at being march
ed on to the stage in the presence of
an audience among whom were nearly
all the friends he possessed was horri
ble and would kill any sensitive man.
Josselyn gave one look at the girl; but,
seeing that she was suffering inex
pressible torture, his face broke into
Many of the audience were deceived,
so realistically had tbe scheme been
carried out. and for a moment believed
that the man before them bed commit
ted tbe robbery in which he bad been
caught. But Josselyn's smile made It
apparent that the crime was a part cf
the performance. There was a fresh
outburst of shouting, this time accom
panied by a thunder of applause.
"By Jove," exclaimed one of the au
dience, "that's the best stage gag I
ever saw! It's enough to make a sue
cess of a dead failure;"
'Your fortune's made," the stage
manager, whispered to. Jvselyxw i
V "This means a 300 night run." mut
tered the manager, with a chuckle.
"Speech r cried the audience with
The policemen released the arms of
the prisoner, and, with the bracelets
still on his wrists, he stepped forward
"Ladles and gentlemen, I thank you
from the bottom of my heart for your
"You don't need it; you've made a
hit!" Interrupted a voice,
"This is a hard world," continued
the playwright "For what we desire
we must make great sacrifices. I have
made -a guy of myself tonight for an
object near to my heart an object"
"A hundred thonsand In royalUes!"
interrupted another voice.
"Shut up!" cried one who wished to
hear the speech. "
Meanwhile Josselyn stood looking at
tbe girl for whose sake be bad made
a guy of himself with a look of humor
ous triumph In his eye. She drew a
long breath of relief, and gradually an
nn willing though radiant smile forced
Itself over her features. When silence
was restored be concluded his speech
by stating that tbe object of his life
had been to write a successful play,
and this heart's desire had been ac
complished. Then, thanking them for
their appreciation, be bowed, retired,
tbe curtain was rung down, and when
It was raised again It was upon the
first scene of tbe third act.
Josselyn had "killed two birds with
one stone." He had kept his contract
with Miss Sweetland and bad Insured
the success of his play. Everybody
knows that a play depends upon its
start. The first night Is immensely
Important. By his robbery the author
had put his audience in good humor
for the third act, tbe crucial point of
a play. Tbe consecjuence was that,
while be noticed several defects in It,
which he corrected the next day, the
audience pronounced it perfect.
Josselyn returned to his box. He
found Miss Sweetland sitting behind
curtain and took a seat beside her.
Notwithstanding the fact that all eyea
were upon him, beneath the balcony
that concealed him from his chest
downward he felt a soft band stealing
Into bis. His face broke into a charm
ing smile, and the audience, taking ft
to Itself, gave three hearty cheers for
When tbe curtain went down on tbe
third act if there had been any doubts
that the play would be a success they
had disappeared. The next morning
the dreaded critics all gave favorable
noUces, and from that time for months
tbe box office was crowded.
While Mr. Josselyn and Miss Sweet
land were riding to her home she said
"I am very sorry that I should have
put you to so much trouble. I'm not
"Indeed you are, sweetheart But,
Instead of putting me to trouble you
gave me a brilliant idea that will In
sure the success of my play, establish
me as a playwright and make my for
tune." "Which. I suppose, I shall share. It
isn't every girl that Is so well paid for
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Facing death from shot and shell in
the civil war was more agreeable to
J. A. Stone, of Kemp. Tex., than
facing it from what doctors said was
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YyORK Is a good thing, aod we of
, ten give our friends plenty of It
In order that they may understand the
valne of our friendship.
Joke making Is serious when It ts
Many persons pay attention and are
therefore generally able ito pay money.
Being bachelor keeps a man ar
busy that bo hardly finds 'time ttf
Diplomats are different -and more de
sirable acquaintances than, liars, being
Friends ht Dlegolae.
2f ot all tbe a-enne are wicked ones.
For aocne are truly aoo4;
They leaf around and do tbe cborea-
aod tor tbetr keep saw woodj ,
Tbey do Dot band aa a dleaaea
Or on vat (Us stow (at, "
Bat bels dlsreetioa with Ito work
And do socb ttalnn aa that
i Without their labor aad their pata
We oouldot rt along.
, Tbey help onr loser works Doifoiaa
JLcd keep ua well and etreea'.
Tbey run on erraada tor the heart.
They keep tbe langa In tube.
And If the Uver Isn't well
I Tbey feed It with a spoon.
We bad been led to think of cerms
As wretches that were not
Fosaeaeea of one redeeming- point,
Whoee pleaaure waa So plot
Arainst'poor. weak. derenalesa nun,
To camp upon bla trail
Wltb every old dlaeeee In eight
And land him without fall.
But bow we know tbe oeeful germs
Are armed In our defenae.
Tbey grapple with the wicked arerme
And calmly knock them hence.
Our syatema would not run a week
The works would have to ceaee
If tbey were not In every apot
To act aa tbe police. -
f" 'Her Choke.
I am going to be an old maid."
Why this decision 7"
"Because an old maid either gets tbe
sympathy and help of everybody be
cause of ber lone condition or"
"Yes, or what?"
"Or else she runs tbe whole machine
around ber and nobody dares svss ber.
There are just those two kiuds."
Up to Date.
"I simply don't like the Browns
"You don't r
"They are so snobbish." x
"I nevsr noticed It."
"They always manage to lng In some
allusion to the fine roaat tbey bad for
"Ilave you ever been at service be
"Lots of places."
Lots of places V
"Yessum. 1 don bad nine places all
In six weeks."
Had Enough of It.
"I can't undprafand why boys from
the farms should do no much better
In college than boys from tbe city."
That la easy enough."
"On account of tbelr rugged coottl
tutlonar "No; tbey are afraid they will have
to go back."
"It is a poor rule that won't work
"Still. I know a good one that re
"What Is Itr
"Go west, young man."
. Firet Guess.
"Darling, one word from yoa. will
make me happy."
"What word so magical T , t
"Can't you guess?"
News to Him.
"Charity begins at homa."
"I wonder when?"
Can't Outgrow II.
"She bas quit growing soy older."
"flow does she manage It?"
"Easy enough It is always twenty
three for ber."
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