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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1910.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Hock Island, I1L En
tered at the postofflco as second-class
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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tion. No such articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
Thursday, October 20, 1910.
Clyde II. TirtDr baa ben a faith
ful representative of the people as a
ewapaper correspondent at Wanhlag;
lon. lie villi be a faithful representa
tive of the people as a member of coa
cress at Washlnarton.
Saving up your change for tag day?
If the Payne-Aldrlch bill, which, re
ceived the vote of Congressman James
McKlnney, was . alright, why did Dol
llver, Cummins, La Follette and other
eminent republicans vote against It?
The capital location idea In Okla
homa now seems to be to build a capi
tal at ja point near enough to all com
petitors to enable them to move to it.
as El Reno moved to the Rock Island
road when the Rock Island wouldn't
move to El Reno.
"The speech Mr. Roosevelt made In
6t. Louis the night after he went up
In an airship proved that he didn't go
up (high enough to rise above the re
publican party. That is a hard thing
to do", remarked the St. Louis Globe
Democrat. Entirely correct. The G. O.
P. la some aviator itself these days.
The tremendous profits of the mid
dlemen are shown in the fact that for
mint enough to make a quarter mil
lion mint juleps raised in Missouri last
year, the growers were paid but $1,900.
The tremendous gap in prices between
the producers and the consumers of
mint juleps is another explanation of
the cost of high living.
A Rock Island citizen asks what i3
the use of going to considerable ex
pense and trouble to disinfect school
buildings and to provide artesian wa
ter bo long as the children are permit
ted to use a common drinking cup.
Science, backed by common sense,
teaches that the drinking cup is the
most dangerous carrier of disease
RepnbMcans of the Payne-Aldrich-
Cannon type are trying to explain
that the high tariff is not responsible
for high prices. It is a very unpleas
ant occupation, but it demands their
time and attention nevertheless. The
more they work on the problem the
the less do they accomplish. If they
were on the level, they would admit
that the tariff does affect prices, that
high prices may be attributed to rob
ier tariffs, and that the supporters of
the present bill ought to be beaten to
Tavenner la conducting his campaign
for Congress alorg exactly the same
lines on which he wrote his articles
from Washington. He advocated in
his letters long before he knew he
would receive the Congressional nom
lnation hat each candidate should be
required to state, before election, ex
actly how he stood on questions af
fecting the rights of the people. Tav
enner states In one-syllable language.
so that all may understand his views
on big "vital Issues. Every voter should
read fthls platform whether he in
tends to vote for Tavenner or not. By
the way, where Is Mr. McKinney's
"Will Mr. Guggenheim Expl.im.
The New York World took occas
Ion the other day to telegraph to
Hamberg to know at what price Amer
ican white lead was selling. The rear
eon for this curiosity was that an
American concern was advertising in
German papers that it was "able to
compete in the open market." The
Inquiry elicited, the Information that
while American white lead was selling
in New York at 6 rents, it was selling
In Hamburg at 36 cents, insurance
and freight paid. The National Lead
company Is a subsidiary of the Ameri
can Smelting Company which has a
representative in the senate. Last
year Senator Guggenheim insisted
that e duty of 2 cents was the least
that the Industry could survive under.
Lead dug by the pauper labor of
Spain, he explained, would get into
this country If the duty were less.
The Situation In Portugal.
The question is often asked whether
Portugal as a republic will endure.
There Is little doubt that the monarchy
went down under the weight of corrup
tion and extravagance, and the repub
lic'is established amid many Influences
which are a peril in free government.
The permanence of a republic Is sup
posed to depend upon the Intelligence
of a large proportion of the population.
The Portuguese, the mass of the peo
ple, are illiterate and do not come up to
the requirements of a real republic. If
therefore the republic is, in a short
time, followed "by the restoration of
monarchial government nobody will
be surprised. We all know the ex-
perience of France before a republican
government there was established on
a firm basisy
A government may be republican in
name, and yet be little less than a
TRADES (fflSy) COUNCIL 20
dictatorship, as is true of many of the
South American governments, and the
mere name and form of a republic by
no means Insures, government of, by
and for the people.
New Policy on Prison Labor.
The Illinois State Federation of La
bor has raised a question of importance
in proposing that the labor of the peni
tentiaries be devoted to the support
or the families of the men who are The
wards of the state, There is an in
herent reason why the labor of the
men in prison should not be ordinarily
productive. The state is not imprison
ing them for pecuniary reasons. Many
of the men would make their labor
more efficient if they reaped the 're
ward themselves in the turning over
of their earnings to their families at
home. In case they have no families
the suggestion is that the earnings be
made available for the men them
selves, to give them a start when their
terras are out.
This is not the first time this prop
osition has been raised, but it has
never before been urged by any au
thority as likely to command attention
as that of the 'State, labor body of Il
linois. The grounds for the policy are
obvious. The system would do away
with the threat of prison labor against
free, and do not a little to modify the
moral Influence of prison life. The
plan certainly merits full considera
tion at the hands of the public and
the state authorities. It is now prac
tically before the public It might add
to the burdens of the state, but if
the earnings of the convicts rightfully
belong to the families of the nu n the
state would be the last to claim the
benefit as against those on whom the
burden of the prison penalty falls most
Matter of Ilusiness.
One doesn't have to look far to find
conclusive proof or the justice, wis
dom and efficacy of the commission
plan of municipal government.
Among the cities to recently adopt
this plan of government is Keokuk,
Iowa. Kansas City sent a delegation
to Keokuk to find out how it worked,
and, according to the Peoria Star, they
reported back that when the commis
sion plan took effect the commission
ers found a depleted treasury and a
floating indebtedness of 20 per cent of
the enfire annual revenue of the city.
After six months of administration
under a business system the city is
now operating on a cash basis and the
bonded indebtedness has been decreas
ed by $39,000. More than double the
amount of street improvement made in
the corresponding six months of last
year has been made this year. The
treasurer's books showed that for less
than one-half the results accomplished
iu the street department this year the
city paid last year $14,000 as against
$11,500 this year. The city owns 20
acres of ground along the river front
which it rents to business firms. In a
number of cases the rent was not paid.
Some of it had not been paid for five
years. Now the rents have all been
paid to date. The municipal court in
the first six months of last year col
lected in fines $171.68. For the first
sx months of the new rule the collec
tions were $572. 55. It has been the
custom of former councils to borrow
from $25,000 to $30,000 to "carry the
city over" from the beginning of the
council year to taxpaying time In Aug
ust On that amount the city would
pay 5 per cent interest. This year the
commissioners did not borrow. In
stead of paying Interest, they managed
to keep a cash balance in the city
depository on which the city realized
interest to the amount of $217.79.
And so It has been found the com
mission plan has operated wherever
put into effect. There are a lot of pro
fessional gangsters who oppose the
commission plan, of course. It elimin
ates the game of petty partisanship
from city government. It is business,
that's all, and not mere political in
trigue. And here's the acid test:
Of the one htmdred or more cities
which have adopted and put iuto effect
the commission plan, not one has
sought to return to the old bunglesome
aldermanic form of government. They
all like it, and if it wasn't business
like, wasn't just, equitable and good in
its operation, the people wouldn't be
so anxious to retain it as they are in
Des Iolnes, Galveston, Dallas, and in
many other important municipalities.
Oct. 20 in American
Ij.iiii. . . ...... i ..(... lawyer
and soldier, conspicuous figure at
Gettysburg, born in Xew York
1S91 Sailors of - the United States
cruiser Baltimore mobbed at Val
paraiso: beginning of the Imbro
glio with Chile.
1900 Charles Dudley Warner, noted
author, died: born 1830.
1002 The anthracite coal miners aban
doned the great strike which, be
gan March 12, 1902.
FIN KELSTEIN IS INDICTED
Indiana Manufacturer May Fight Ex
tradition to SpriBKfleld.
Springfleft, 111., Oct. 20. J. R.
Finkelstein, president of the Green
burg Iron company of Terre Haute,
Ind., who was indicted yesterday on
a charge of bribery by the Sangamon
county grand Jury, may fight efforts
to bring him to Illinois to answer
the charge. Chief of Police Kosh. of
Terre Haute was requested to arrest
Finkelstein, but declined to act un
til a warrant had been issued. A
bench writ was forwarded to the In
Finkelstein is Indicted on a charge
of having bribed township officials
of Clark county, who purchased cor
rugated iron pipe from the defend
ant when he was in Springfield dur-
WINS THE NAVAL
WASHINGTON. The officers and crew of the battleship Nebraska are receiving congratulations on their suc
cess. In winning the naval trophy for economical operation during the fiscal year 1909-10. The result just
announced showed the Nebraska obtained the best reeult3 at the least proportionate cost. Twenty-five bat
tleships and armored cruisers competed for the trophy. The Montana wai a close second to the Nebraska, and
the California and MlesiBsfppi were not far behind. The engineering force of the Nebraska is to receive a pe
cuniary reward in addition to th trophy.
i ing the state fair. Iios3 Durkholder
of Wabash township confessed Fin
j kelstein had given him $100 to be
i divided between him and two other
! officials of the township.
j (Fourteenth District.)
! Clyde II. Tavenner, yock Inland
FOR THE LEGISLATURE.
State Senator I'e-r I(unKluhI, Mer-
! eer conn I .
Representative Henry I.. AVheclan,
HoU Island county.
For County Judge Albert Huber,
For County Clerk V. I. Hall, rort
For Probate Jude Iludley Marshall,
For I'robate Clerk Thomaa Z. Cole,
For County Treasurer Fdirard Co.
For Sheriff ('ornclinn Iono an, South
I!o k Inland.
For County Superintendent of Sehoola
Mela; Haya, AudnluNin.
WE'RE ALL GOING TO BUY TAGS
SATURDAY. THE MONEY GOES TO
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insomnia quickly undermines the
whole system saps the strength
wrecks the nerves weakens the vital
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somnia become afflicted with chronic
headache are nervous irritable un
fit for work. The sufferer grows pale
is dyspeptic loses flesh cannot eat
then follows complete breakdown
The usual reason for this condition
is improper nourishment of the ner
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red and white corpuscles can t feed
the starving nerves. Good blood
rich in food for the body promotA
a generally healthy condition all vital
organs are well-fed insomnia is ban
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The Argus . Daily Short Story
Copyrighted, 1910, by
The RTeat square house sat desolate
ly back in the midt of the neglected
grounds and spoke eloquently of the
decay that had fallen upon the Wayne
Within the house MIs.a Althea moved
silently, a lonely figure, the last of tho
Waynes. Her meager income sufficed
to ray the taxes on the house and to
furnish her with modest clothiDg and
plain food. Go?s!p said the cellars of
the Wayne house were still stocked
with toothsome rifk'-e-s and preserves
that wore n legacy from the bettor
days of the fanii!y. The wine Inns in
the coolest corner showed racks of
dusty, cobwel.bed bottles, any one of
which would have brought Its price
for rarity and age had -Althea desired
to dispose of her heritage.
The visitors who occasionally came
to the Wayne house and left their card.-
in the silver dish on the hall table saw
you ircsT mrr. mm heed or hefbesh-
ilierely the small, stiilly furnished re
ception room with Its white and gold
furniture and one or two good water
Althea alone knew the rest of the
house. She cared for no one in Little
Kiver, and so it came to pass that no
one cared for her.
The walli of the smaller drawing
rooms, the dining room, the Inner halls
and the upper corridors and ber own
bedchamber were lined with mirrors
of every description. They had been
brought from every part of the house,
and many dollars of her income bad
gone to add new ones to the crowded
It was Althea's fancy to feel that she
was not alone. Wherever she moved
among these rooms there were a dozen
or so repeated reflections of her tall,
slim form, with its crown of faded
hair and her dark blue, wistful eyes.
There wus the sensation of being in
a crowded room when she went to and
fro, and she liked to see the figures
nossinit before .her. .It was a atranga
0$ il k)
By Mack Clare.
Associated Literary Press.
fanoi- anil a Uiurbid one, but it was
Althea 's secret.
When tho Wayne fortunes hnd fallen
with a cranli Althen's declared lover
had quietly given her bn.-k her free
dom and disappeared. She was glad
Of this to know h'ju as he really was
and yet tL-e ..: ock of disl!:usion bad
left her with a seir-i' of jintjouism
toward all nic'u. From her experience
all ineu were kuuves.
One f-'lorious September mornii:!;
Althea was busy tilling till the okl
blue bowls in tLe house witn gorgeous
asters from U.e gurden. A shadow
passed the dining room window, and
there came u sh::rp knock at the side
Althea ptmsMl in lier task, listening
for a repetition of the summons, her
quiet tnina revoi vin.T the possibility of
I its being t li e yrorer or the milkman,
' but an these purveyors to hor solitude
j came and went from the kitchen eu-
trance AUUa deciued upon a book
agent ns tlie most lil.oly vlsitr.nt and
moved toward the door just as the
knock was repeated, shnrply staccato.
Behind the wire screened door stood
a man of midil!? age, garbed in light
tray clothes that matched his thick
hair. Althea noted the thin, intellectu
al face with its eager, boyish glance
of brown eyes, the straight nose, thn
pleasant mouth, firmly molded chin
and fine, well kept hand that held his
soft gray bat.
"Miss Wayne?" he asked, with cu
"Yes," admitted Althea.
Instead of the customary "Permit
me, madam, to show you the greatest
book bargain of the century," etc., the
stranger snapped out another question.
"You have some antique mirrors for
"No." Althea's voice was as sharp
as his own.
His face lens-thened. "Surely Mr.
DNms, the rector, suggested that I
call upon you regarding antiques. I'm
"So am I," said Miss Wayne dryly.
"Mr. Deems assured me," began tbe
ma a. with a puzzled glance over Miss
Althea's shonlder into the room be
yond where the mnhogany sideboard
glistened richly in the sunshine. Then
his face underwent a Flight change.
"If it's a matter of price I am paying
almost any amount for what I want,"
he said, rather apologetically.
"I am sorry, sir, but my furniture is
not for sale. I canuot understand why
Mr. Deems should have 6cnt you to
me," said Althea stiffly.
"I'm afraid I rather nagged at him
to put me ou the track of hiddeu
treasures until he mentioned your
name in sheer desperation," said tbe
6tranger, with a rueful 6mile, as he
turned away. 'Tardon me for trou
bling you. Miss Wayne, but I'm quite
batty about antiques, and I'm Ailing
my house down at Squaw Foint with
everything 1 can get hold of, provided
Miss Althea rlid not know the mean
ing of "batty," but she did recognize
genuina rctrret in his tone, and .a faint
Interest stirred her Iilce a breeze from
her-not distant youth. She glanced
down at the card he had given her
and read the name thereon.
"Perhaps you would like to look at
some of my furniture, Mr. Lakiug,
but it is not for sale," she said, blushing.
"Indeed I would." he cried heartily.
"The next thin":; to seeing tlie circus is
looking over the fence, you know."
Althea didn't know, for she had
never been to a circus performance,
but she held the door wide open, and
John Lakiug entered, not knowing
that his comin? broke the outer film
of reserve which had infolded the
sweet woman for ra'iny years.
, The man turned and looked wonder
Ingly at the mirror lined walls. When
he saw the multiplied reflections of
his owu form beside that of his host
ess he smiled with perfect understand
ing of their purpose.
"It doesn't seem quite so lonely, you
know," Althea found herself explain
ing, witha flight nod toward . the
Then followed several delightful
hours, during which Mr. Lakiug purred
over HepplcwbiTe and Sheraton and
pure colonial highlioys and lowboys,
folding card tables and work Munds,
sofas, four posters, mirrors, pewter and,
lastly, a goodly hoard of china. He
withdrew Lis gaze reluctantly from a
previous bit of copptr luster to find
Althea hovering no.-.r with a tnty
containing bottle and glass aud a plate
of fruit cake.
"You must feel the need of refresh
ment," she sa.'d timidly.
He smiled r:itetuily and thanked
her, hiding his surprise' at the label
on the bottle. lie poured a giass for
her and C'led his own, and then, stand
ing in the dining room with the mirror
lined drawing room si retching beyond
with its throng of women and "gray
clothed men gathered as If waiting
for his action, lie lift"d his glass aud
bowed toward MIs Alihea.
"To all of us!'' lie snid with grave
courtesy, and as Miss Althea drank
the toast there came iuto her breast a
strange little thrill a quivering ex-
J pectancy that she had not known in
When John Laking Lad j'on leav
ing her quite Hone. Alihea nank into
i one of the great blj' brocaded chairs
1 in the drawing room and thought over
i tho events of the morning. Hours
; passed as she sat and dreamed until
' the lengthening shadows warned her
I that she bad not lunched nor had she
prepared to dine.
Vexed at this departure from her
usual routine of doornm, Althea bhook
off the glamour of the unusual day
much as she miht have discarded a
gay opera clonk that chance had flung
about her workaday shoulders and
prepared hor evening meal.
From that day AHhea's life under
went a change. Things happened with
astonishing frequency, and It was sur
prising how quickly Althea Wayne
adapted herself to new conditions. Tbe
day following John Laklng's visit be
sent Althea a huge box of candy, a
gay, foolish box tied up with pale blue
ribbons and filled to the brim with
delicious confections such as fche had
never peer!. Another day-there came
flowers all tbe blossoms that she lov
ed, and yet she had never told him of
her favorites. Then (here was a book
on old furniture that lie brought him
self, and another one on old china, and
they spent hours reading them and
tracing the genealogy of Althea's treas
ures. Once there cair.e a brilliant motor
car, panting breathlessly at the gate
till Althea ventured forth for her first
ride la its luxurious depths. The re--tor
and his wife went along, too, and
they rode down to Squaw Point, where
Laking'u beautiful ul iiial bouse front
ed the sea. Into this bachelor abode
Althea went with a delight Tit! seivo ef
expectancy. It was :i!l like the owner
clean cut aad polish-d and comfort
able and homelike a:: I appealing.
Hack in tho W::yne 1; use Althea
felt the desohiteiiess of her former life
and turned the M place i.isii.V out to
obtain pew effects. She found herself
puzzling over the intri. -aides of mod
ern fashions, and she marveled at the
growing beauty and e -gar.ee of (he
creatures that lllb-d her rr.cirs. They
were no longer p:-.h and lifeless au
tomatons. They !.! -ne-l as Althea
did, as the roses dui. iu the sun of
At last I.akiag wrote his fir.;t love
letter to Althea. telliig hor that he
could not live with- ut her and that he
would come to hor that ni'tht fi-r Lils
In the soft light of th candies rhe
stood n lone. Her color wa blue, and
the pale folds of her gown swept t-
the rich Turkey carpet. She was all
alone at last.
Laking paused in the doorway and
looked at the bare walls where the
mirrors had 'hung.
"Where -re tk; pale 1-vl'es?" lie
asked with an atto'r.pt at lightness l.i
"Clone." said Althea. a little regret
fully. "They were ghosts, and I was
the leading spirit of them all."
"And ycu Althea?" he a-ked, com
ing toward her with outstretched
"Why, I I'm alive nw," faltered
Althea, bending toward him.
The pleasant purgative effect ex
perienced by all who use Chamber
lain's Stomach and Liver Tablets,
and the healthy condition of the
body and mind which they create,
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"By WtCAJ M. SMITH
JT seems incongruous to hare to poj
a physician a big fee for presenting
you with a death warrant.
Many a woman who knows nothing
of the art of canning and preserving
keeps ber family in pickle all tbe time.
Some persons work so bard learning
to live that it kills them.
One way to get along with a huv
band is to cook him good dinners.
The verdant moss adheres not to the
One way to determine If a man 1
lying is to note whether he acts as wa
do when we prevaricate.
Some men mix up with trouble aa
naturally as a boy does with Jelly
As well talk about dry rait1, said the
cynic, as pure politics.
Going backward seems to be soma
people's Idea of progress.
It is pleasant to believe tbst peopl
will miss us when we are gone, but
wisest not to put them to tbe test.
"To succeed in life you must be al
ways on the firing line."
"Doesn't work that way with toe."
"That is strange."
"It is true, though. Whenever worM
is slack the boss always sees me, aad
I am first on bis firing line."
"I wish I knew when t am going ta
"You'd still have something to worry
"When jou are going to be dl
i T, JclFJhm romi by favor
Wm inlnnil town ta roill
Eut Mill tlifl blK'gcct stealer
.' lie a-ots tlie motit.
Hard Work. '
"Wilson is working awful hard thla
"What's he doing?"
"Looking for a place that U sure
ray and no work." v .
' x r. '.
"You always leuve that closet door
"Well, what of it?"
"You, know the skeleton is sly and
H?rd to Attain.
'1 like optimistic jx-ople."
"So do I."
"You do? Then why don't yon bo
"Much experience will not permit
"I am dining out tonight,
"Are you 7"
"Yes, :rnd you?"
"Oh. I am out o? dining.
Tho Thing to Do.
"When In dmibt what?"
"Yes; I see myself saw.
The rajr of discontent,
JMnut the prim of rent,
Your last !.:; copier cent
Its bct to f y the tent
That in a prospect cheerful.
It will neve- purchase, ahoea,
Any Ice that you ran use,
From your even any painful Tlwara
Can you gnn th.it you will not lose
Lolng tiie ilrama tearful?
The. wheels ntll never start
Away like bti apple cart
Its way to the hijpy mart.
Arounrl ! the rowarrl'a part.
Waiting for something to turn up.
Up and notice your puerile raae.
Vp and git. You will win the race,
Up a most tremendoun pace.
Will be yours for the foremost plitoa,
Sj-urnlnr the trnck you burn up.
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ence or even after the croupy cough
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