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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY,- APRIL 12, 1910.
CITY IS FACING
FAMINE IN HOUSES
EX-PRESIDENT WHOSE BIRTHDAY AN
NIVERSARY WE OBSERVE TOMORROW
Many Families Are Going Else
where Because of Want of
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RUSH" OF APPLICATIONS
Need of Hundreds of Homes Renting
at From $12 to $20 Per Month
Flat Buildings Also.
Rock Island is passing through a
house famine that Is costing the city
dearly, according to real estate agents.
Families coming from other localities
here to settle are daily turned away
through lack of home accommodations
and are forced to go either to Daven
port or Moline to find houses.
"It is easy to understand the gravity
of the situation when it is known that
only last Saturday we were unable
to meet a single request out of 21 that
came to our office for houses," J. E.
Reidy of the firm of Reidy Bros., said
today. "Up to noon today we had
seven additicnal calls, and were com
pelled to disappoint every one of them.
"We have never known a time in
the years that we have been in busi
ness when there was such a scarcity
of houses renting at from $12 to $20
per month as there is at the present
We have listed a house in the central
part of the city for which there havt
been 18 applicants the past few days.
This house even Is without modern
appointments, and brings a good fig
ure, but people are growing desperate.
One man called this morning, and said
he had been tramping the streets since
Friday. He said he had a family and
his household goods were lying at one
of the railroad stations. He was ready
to accept most anything that had a
roof, but we are helpless to accommo
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Thomas Jefferson was born at Shad
well, Albemarle county, Virginia,
April 13, 1743. He died July 14, 1S26.
It is gratifying to observe that in this
year of 1910, democrats generally, are
observing the anniversary of the birth
of this great man.
the earnings of those committed to
And, to add still another extract
from his writings; "The people are
the only sure reliance for the pres
ervation of our liberty."
He not only believed in the people,
but he understood the people and rec
ognized the distinctions which every
where exist, however much concealed
Jefferson was the one American
whose career was so completely iden-! or denied
tified with popular government that a 1 ile was opposed
to a large array t
cyclopedia of his utterances has been ' and believed that a government was
published and serves today as a per-! stronger when resting upon the love
"The city of Moline has decided oi. ! feet text book, dealing with almost j of he people than when tolerated only ,
a $40,000 advertising campaign to at-j every conceivable question of govern- j because of fear. j
tract outsid capital in rurmsnmg ; mem ror tnose who would preserve1 was so opposru io uie principle j
needed dwelling houses. This plan I this nation. While he wrote during r monopoly that he only excepted ; ft-"
While he wrote during;
has been followed successfully by ! the period which we have been pleased i copyrights and patents. Here is the j
other communities similarly situated, i to call the constructive period, his j amendment which he suggested to the j
Rock Island must get a move or suffer i warnings and his admonitions are as j constitution: "Monopolies may be
the consequences in seeing newcomers ! serviceable today as when he first ut- J allowed to persons for their own pro-'
having a preference for this city of
the three as a place to live or go else
where. "It is unexplainable that home capi
tal should he so timid in investment
In homes to rent. There is an abund
ance of vacant property in the south
and east portions of the city that can
be had at ?400 per lot. A comfortable
- cottage can be built for $1.C00, and
can be readily rented at a figure that
will net 8 per cent. Hundreds of such
houses are demanded right now.
of Flat Building".
"In addition we have room for at
least five modern flat buildings, the
apartments to rent from $18 to $25
per month. A fact that we should not
lose sight of is that Rock Island is the
center of the tri-city group, and the
movement is in our direction. If we
expect our population to increase, we
he was the greatest champion
human rights in all the world.
Jefferson's service as a representa
tive in state and federal legislatures,
as governor of Virginia, ambassador
to France, secretary of state undr
Washington, vice president under
Adams and president, together with
his service in minor offices, covered
more than 40 years of his eventful
career. Rut the work which he did
for mankind was .so far-reaching in
its effect and so enduring in its char
acter that Jefferson is rememberer'
must have accommodations for the ror "is t-eas rather than for the posi-
new arrivals, else see them go to our t'ons which he held.
tered them. ductions in literature, and their own
Jefferson's is a most fascinating ca- i inventions in tbe arts, for a term not
reer. At the age of 31 he drafted the ; Pxceeding years, but for no longer
address to the king, setting forth the i ,pi'ni. and for no other purpose." ' At
rights of the colonists: two years ' another time he suggested 14 years
later he wrote the Declaration of In- i as tne liniit for patents,
dependence and for 50 years there- His hostility to monopoly was ex
after until his death on .liilv 14, 1S2G. Pmplified in 1TS7. in a communication
0fjto John Jay, in which he said:
neighboring cities. Not that we envy
the growth of either Davenport and
Moline, but the least we can do is to
supply houses for those that wish to
settle among us.
"It is really a, serious matter, and
there ought something be done with
out delay. Our city is growing in
dustrially; that means more workmen.
Many of these men are coming from
other communities. They are unset
tled and cannot be expected to buy a
home the first day they arrive. They
want to first find that they are satis
fied in their new surroundings, and
if they like the city, the people and
their work, they may become home
owners. But in tne meantime we
Jefferson was the greatest construe
five statesman-known to history. His
birth and environment were such as
might naturally have made him an
aristocrat but he became the greatest
democrat; his wealth, considerable fo:
that day, might naturally have made
him partial to the rich, but he cast his
lot with the common people. Many
with less education have from a feel
ing of superiority held aloof from the'r
fellows, but he employed his knowl
edge of history, of law, of science and
of art for the defense and protection
of the masses.
He believed in the right of the peo
ple to govern themselves and in their
capacity for self-government. When
must accommodate thero Rock Island ' near the end of life, fortified by an
today is overlooking one of the most
vital questions bearing on its future
She (protest inglyi That's just like
you men. ' A man never gets Into trou
ble without dragging some woman In
with him. He Ob. I don't know!
How about Jonah In tbe whale? Bos
Moral good Is a practical stimulus.
experience and observation such as
few men have had. he wrote: "I am
not among those who fear the people.
They, and not the rich, are our de
pendence for continued freedom."
Only four years before his death
he said; "Independence can be trusted
nowhere but with the people in mass.
They are inherently independent of
all but moral law." At another time
he said: "No other depositories of
power than the people themselves
have ever been found, which did not
end in converting to their own profit
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company has silently and by unfair
means obtained a mo'nopoly for the
making and selling of spermaceti can-1 fiir
dies tin r ranee.), as soon as we ua- t(d
faytte assisted him) discovered it we ;
Folkited its suppression which is ef- j
tccted hv a clause in the Arret." pr
He denounced as a fatal fallacy the '
doctrine that a national debt is a
He was the relentless . enemy of!
banks of issue. At one time he de-i
dared that banks of issue were more
rlanprercus than standing armies. At
another time he said: "I hope we
shall crush in its birth the aristocracy
of our monied corporations, which
dare already to challenge our govern
ment in a trial of strength, and bid
defiance to the laws of our country."
He warned his countrymen against
the dangers of an appointive judiciary
holding office for life.
Of the freedom of speech he said:
"The liberty of speaking and writing
guards our other liberties."
On the freedom of the pres3 he
.wrcte: "Our liberty depends on the
freedom of the press and that can not
be limited without being lost."
He was the author of. the statute of
Virginia guaranteeing religious liberty
and was also the father of the Uni
versity of Virginia. He favored a free
school system which would bring to
every child an opportunity to secure
He was an advocate of the Jury
system; and he argued in favor of
freeing the slaves three-quarters of a
century before . Lincoln issued his
His writings fill many volumes and
ce v ?r almost every conceivable sub
ject, but through all that heftaid there
runs' the evidence of a great heart as
well as a great intellect.
of all these J?1 .'! is-; . s
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erer-rad akin, eruptions of any kind the condi
tion is doe either to bad blood, imperfect cal
culation, or a cloffffed condition of some organ)
orother. And doesn't it seem foolish to attempt
to remove sack symptoms by using salves, lo
tions, powders or other external applications
that cannot reach the cause of tbe trouble
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TM la teklet Iwa as a sax.
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Advertised List No. 14.
Following is a list of letters remain
ing uncalled for at Rock Island post
office for the week ending April 9:
Mrs. Herman Abrahamsou, Mrs. C.
V. Agar, Miss Adams. W. J. Brows,
J. V. Breskow, William L. Bowman
(2). Dr. John H. Bell. Barker &
Wheeler, Mrs. Sadiep Ballinger. Miss
Goldie Baher, James Brown, Mrs. C.
O. Beryhart, Mrs. Chesterton, Aug
ust Declerey, Mrs. May Earnest, Miss
Irene Elliott. Miss Francis. Miss
Gladys Fitzimmons. Mrs. Clara Fish
er, George Hagen, Mrs. Sadie Hall.
R. House, Sheldon Howe, Henry
Hansen, Albert Houser, Frank W.
Johnson, Miss Flossie Kimramon,
Mrs. Mike Keefe. Mamie Lofgren
Theodore Laud. Mrs. Ada Luisier,
Gus Moos, Lawrence Margrum, Ed
ward A. Olsen. Miss Ethel Owens,
Mrs. Peterson, J. A. Quinn, M. C.
Radebaugh, Mrs. Snider, Schonessy
& Buhl, F. Schlater. Miss Edna
Thurman, Clyde Todd. Mrs. E. B.
Woods, Charles E. Williams, Mrs.
Frank Wright, Michael J. Welch (2),
W. T. E. Warren. Foreign: Joseph
Boulez, Siraguso Francesco, M. Le-onee.
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A. Better Quality and a
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Good velvet carpets, from 90c to $1.20 per yard
Good axminster carpets, from 95c to $1.25 pei yard
Good ingrain carpets from 30c to 75c per yard
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WHITE PLAGUE DAY
Illinois Ministers Asked to Give
Sermons on Subject
TO AROUSE THE PUBLIC
Discuss Disease, Its Causes and the
Means of Prevention and
Ministers all over the state of Illi
nois are being requested by the Na
tional Association for the Study and
Prevention of Tuberculosis to devote
all or part of some one of .their serv
ices on Sunday, April 24, to a consid
eration of the crusade against the
great white plague. The object Is to
arouse the people to a more thorough
realization of the prevalence and ser
iousness of the disease, its causes,
symptoms, means of prevention ,and
means of cure, and to secure a more
personal interest in the antl-tubercu-
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets assist nature in driving all
impurities out of the system, insur
ing a free and regular condition and
restoring the organs of the body to
health and strength. Sold by all
ua And k
Help ua find in
losis campaign throughout the state.
Frank E. Wing, superintendent of
the Chicago Tuberculosis Institute,
which organization has offered to co
operate with the national association
In the carrying out of the plans in Illi
nois, Is calling upon churches through
out the state to give as hearty a re
sponse to the Idea of Tuberculosis Sun
day as was received from the banks,'
woman's clubs, business people, etc.. In
the sale of Red Cross Christmas
stamps. The institute Is ready to sup
ply to all who care to receive It a gen
eral outline of a sermon or lecture on
tuberculosis, prepared by the national
association, together with a supple
mentary pamphlet containing live facts
; covering the situation in the state of
Illinois. Mayor John S. Schnepp of
Springfield has already issued a proc
lamation officially subscribing to the
plan. It is hoped that other states will
do the same.
To Reorganise State Association.
The observance of tuberculosis Sun
day will be specially fitting in Illinois,
Inasmuch as a movement is now on
foot to reorganize the state associa
tion. A committee appointed by Dr.
Henry B. Favill, president of the Chi
cago Tuberculosis Institute, consisting
of Dr. George W. Webster. Dr. Nath
am S. Davis and George W. Perkins
of Chicago, Dr. J. C. Wallace of Pe
oria, Dr. T. O. Hardesty of Jackson-
ville, Dr. Stephen C. Glidden of Dan
ville, Dr. E. M. Sala of Rock Island. ;
Dr. Marlon K. Bowles of Joliet, and
Dr. George T. Palmer of Springfield,
will meet in Chicago Saturday, April j
1C, for the purpose of organization, j
Its expected that this will be the na-1
cleus of a larger organization ' which I
will have for its purpose the ultimate
control of the great white plague in
the state of Illinois.
H. E. Casteel, Pres.
M. S. Heagy, V. I
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