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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1910.
Published DaUy and Weekly at 1614
Second avenue. Reck Island. 111. En
tered at the postofflce as second-class
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TRADES (PftBlfNaL 20
Saturday, October 29, 191 0.
Clyde H. Tiraimcf baa beca faith
fill representative of the people aa a
newspaper correspondent at Washing
ton. He wtl be a faithful repreeenta
ttve at the people aa a member of eon
gresa at 'Waahlnarton.
Bread Is the staff of life, and a diet
of bread alone will make a man lean
Choice bacon la 40 cents a pound.
Be Is a lucky x man who manages to
save his bacon.
The bible tells, us to love oar ene
mies; If we haven't any It's an easy
matter- to make a few.
Secretary MacVeagh la to stamp
Ohio, but whether for the republicans
or democrats is not stated.
Football players say the forward
pass needs protection. How did this
ever get away from Aldrich?
Sen star Root declares that the fate
of President Taft will be settled by
the fall elections. What, giving up so
soon? - ;
Eat and drink what you can get to
day with, joy, and make merry, for to
morrow if the republicans should
win- prices may go up again.
Remember Maine, where the demo
crats won a glorious victory because
but few democrats failed to vote. To
get your vote la is the final test of
The Connecticut tobacco crop and
the New Jersey cranberry crop are
bigger this year than they have been
for a long, long time. Unfortunately
few of us can live on cranberries and
The People's Representation in Con
gress. Chicago Examiner: Democratic
candidates to represent Illinois in con
gress will get the democratic vote
most certainly. But in many districts
they will need more than the usual
democratic Bupport. They will need
the assistance of emancipated republi
cans the kind of republicans who do
not feel comfortable in a machine
collar, and who on occasions of in
terest prefer to do their own think
ing instead of having it done for them
by party bosses. Are there any such
republicans in Illinois?
We think 6o. It is true that the re
publican sentiment of this state as re
presented by the republican members
of congress is an incorrigible, stand
pat, "vote for a yellow dog" kind of
But we are sure that there are thou
sands of republicans in Illinois who
will place the Interests of all the peo
ple above the Interests of any party,
and this year they will have abund
ant reasons for exercising their ra
tional independent citizenship and
follow their own interests!
They know that the robber trusts
have made almost their entire growth
under the patronage of the republican
bosses and have repaid the favor by
immense contributions to corrupt the
people's elections. They know that
the ugly un-American control of con
gress by Joe Cannonlsm waa a re
publican institution, and that Illinois
republican congressmen all stood by
it to the last man in the last ditch!
They know that the frightful ex
travagance of our last two billion dol
lar congress was the policy of republi
can bosses, and that every dollar of
the expenditure will eventually have
to be paid through taxes and tariffs
levied upon the people!
They know that the painfully, in
creased cost of living is due, as Sena
tor LaFollette expressed it, to "the
enormous profits of those who suppress
domestic competition behind a tariff
that excludes foreign competition!"
That, as Senator Dolliver viewed it,
this republican tariff is "a pretty
swindle on the American people."
And that, as Gifford Pinchot said in
his late Nashville interview, "the es
sential fact about the tariff, as people
se it where I have been, is .that it Is
unjust, a moral wrong, written by the
servants of special privilege for the
benefit of their masters and intended
not to help the small man make a
living, but to help the big man make
an exorbitant profit!" These are the
expressions of republicans, of eman-,
cipated republicans, and thousands
of emancipated Illinois republicans
know that they are true words!
The rest ought to be easy. The con
gressional contest in ' every Illinois
district is between republican and
democratic candidates. No citizen
can hope to effect anything in relief
of present conditions by voting for
independent candidates, Such Inde
pendency is always admirable and
sometimes useful. But not this year
. the crisis is too acute!
All of the democratic candidates
stand on a pronounced platform
of reform, and, best of all, those
of them who shall be elected
will go to congress fresh from
the people and untainted by the
big Interests represented at Washing
ton. The situation presents a fine oppor
tunity for self-directing republicans
to boss the lines if for no other pur
pose to at least chasten and correct
the republican machine. It needs it!
Your Vote Is Needed.
Election day lis Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Don't forget the.'date, but arrange your
business so as to give up that day for
the jgreatest duty that you, as a sov
ereign citizen, can perform. On that
day all men are equal. The vote of a
Rockefeller has no more Value than
that of a poor man, and may not have
as much (weight In the political scale
if the poor man resides In a close con
gressional district where one vote may
elect or defeat a representative In con
gress, or a member of the state legisla
ture who will vote for a United States
It is useless to attempt to forecast
the outcome of the election, for who
can tell how some men will vote with
Independence and political unrest in
the air? As a jfceneral thing, however,
the trend Is strongly towards the dem
ocrats, and the republicans are on the
anxious seat promising that if you will
give them Just one more chance they
will do better. But republican prom
ises are at a discount just now, be
cause they have not been Jcept in the
past. The promise to revise the tariff
downward and thus decrease the high
cost of living, they failed to keep, and
prices of most necessities are as high
as ever before. Prom the general out
look, the sovereign voters will elect a
democratic majority to congress, as a
protest against the broken promises
of the republicans and their numerous
sins of commission and omission.
There are over 50 congressional dis
tricts where a few votes may turn the
scale, and the vote of yourself and
your neighbor may be the deciding
ones. Be sure ,and get that sluggish
democratic neighbor and take him to
the polls. His vote Is needed this
Violating the Constitution.
Had John R. Tanner, Richard Yates
or any one of a dozen republican gov
ernors of Illinois written into their
platforms the plank that the succeed
ing general assembly should be organ
ized by the governor; that the gover
nor should name the speaker, the
committees and the chairman of the
committees, and that no legislation
should be considered except as it first
met the approval of the governor
had any of Mr. Deneen's preaeces
sors done this they would have been
consigned to infamy by the people.
But Deneen declares that all the
power of the office-holding ring of Il
linois will be used to defeat for elec
tion any republican candidate for the
legislature who does not in advance
sign a pledge to vote for the candi
date for speaker nampd by the gov
ernor; who does not sign a pledge to
vote only for such bills as shall car
ry the O. K. of Mr. Deneen.
If Mr. Deneen is right what Is the
need of a legislature? Why not abolish
it entirely, 6ave the taxpayers this cost
and have Governor Deneen declare
what the new laws are by executive
pronouncement? Can Insolence and
"bosslsm" go farther?
What about the three-coordinate
branches of our government the exv
ecutive, the legislative and the judi
cial? Were the founders of the republic
fools when they wrote Into the organic
law of the land these clearly drawn
lines between the three governmental
agencies wrote them there as a pro
tection against tyranny, brutal power
and shameless slave-driving?
A Masher Properly mnished.
The would-be masher whose head
was punched on the public streets of
Rock Island yesterday by the Indig
nant husband of the young woman
upon whom he attempted to thrust his
attentions, got no more than what was
properly coming to him.
Here was a young couple who had
enjoyed unalloyed matrimonial happi
ness for nine years. They were just
beyond childhood's dream when they
were wedded. They had worked to
gether earnestly, both contributing to
the savings out of which a home was
built. It was while striving to prove
a loyal helpmeet to her husband that
the young wife encountered the rep
tile who sought to wreck the happy
home. She was acting as cashier in
a restaurant. He was a waiter. He
got gay with her and would not be re
pulsed! She gave up her position, but
he persisted. When she ventured
upon the street he was waiting for
her. The husband knew all about it.
Yesterday he was waiting, too, and
when the shrimp renewed his unwel
come advances, he was taught a les
Ron that he will remember. He was
thrashed to a finish bya man scarce
ly half his size.
Tf there la such a thine as extenu
ating circumstances, that young hus
band who had the courage to protect
his wife and defend his home will nev
er pay a penalty in a court of justice.
There is no question of :more im
portance to all the people of a state
than good roads. Bad roads are a
continual tax on all the necessities of
life that are raised on the farm by In
creasing the cost of hauling to market.
City people as well as the farmers are
therefore interested in good roads, for
good roads will decrease the price of
farm produce. The main roads should
be built by the state, and the county
roads should be built by the counties
as feeders to .the main road, so that
eventually there will be a good road
from each farm to its chief market
town. ' The state of Maryland Is build
ing state roads with the proceeds of
SOCIETY MEN AS DARING AVIATORS
NEW YORK. The International aviation meet at Belmont Park has had much the air of a -social function.
This is due not only to the fact that the fashionable set are glad of the opportunity to enjoy new sensations,
but also to the social standing of a number of the bold aeroplanists. Among the most prominent of these
are Armstrong Drexel and Anthony Drexel, both of whom have distinguished themselves by their skill and daring.
$5,000,000 of bonds; and Governor
Crother3 will recommend the legisla
ture to pass a bill for a further issue
of the same amount.
Governor Crothers is an enthusiastic
advocate of good roads, and is urging
a federation of the county commission
ers of his state to work In unison with
the state board. Sometime ago he re
commended the employment of engi
neers by the county commissioners,
and this advice has been generally
followed. On this subject he lately
said: "The employment of engineers
In so many counties, following in many
Instances upon the step taken by th
state for an improved system of high
ways, illustrates; the awakening
brought about by the move on the part
of the state. This awakening Is most
gratifying. It indicates that the coun
ties Teallze the value of good roads;
that they are determined to have busi
ness principles in torce in getting
Already the state of Maryland Is
ahead of most of the states in the
effort for good roads jand In a few
years will have more good roads in
proportion to the population than any
other state and the result will be a
great saving in time and jn wear and
tear on all travel and hauling.
Clyde II. Tavenner, Rock Island
FOR THE LEGISLATURE.
State Senator Peter Rungdahl, Bler
crr county. r
ReprcaentntlTC Henry L. Wheelan,
Rock Island county.
For County Judge Albert Hubcr,
For County Clerk W. D. Hall, Port
For Probate Judge Dudley Marshall,
For Probate Clerk Thomas K. Cole,
For County Treasurer Edvrard Co.
For Sheriff Cornelius Donovan, South
Oct. 29 in American
1829 Thomas Francis Bayard, states
man, the first United States am
bassador (appointed under that ti
tle) to England, born in Wilming
ton. Del.; died 1S98.
18S5 General George Brinton McClel
lan died at Orange, N. J.; born in
1897 Henry George, social reformer,
died; born 1839.
1903 Mrs. Booth-Tucker, well known
Salvation Army leader, killed in a
railway accident in Kansas.
RESULTED NOT AMISS
A Lenoir Lady, After Two Weeks
Grinding Labor, Feels
Better Than Ever.
Lenoir, N. C "I am not tired at all,
and am stouter than . I have ever been,"
writes Mrs. Kate Waters, of Lenoir, N. C,
"although I have just finished a two
weeks' wash. I lay my strength to
Cardui, the woman's tonic. I have taken
a lot of it and I can never praise it
enough for what it has done for me. I
can never thank you enough for the ad
vice you gave me, to take Cardui, for
since taking it I look so well and am
stout as a mule."
You are urged to take Cardui, that gen
tle, vegetable tonic, for weak women. Its
use will strengthen and build up your sys
tem, relieve or prevent headache, back
ache and the ailments of weak women.
It will surely help you, as it has helped
thousands of others, in the past 50 years.
N. K Write to: Ladies Advisory Dept. Chatts
nooga Medicine Co., Chattanooga. Tenn.. lor Speclai
Instructions, tad 64-paee book. Home Treatment
lor waaics," seat in pUla wnapcx, on rrutcit.
The Argus Daily Short Story
Copyrighted, .1919, by
Frank Greenlenf, recently married
and an old friend of mine, opened his
country residence for a house party
during the last week In October. There
were aoont twenty of ua in all, divid
ed between married and single, the
greater part bolnj; single. Dnring our
stay nalloween came around, and. sin
gularly enough, not one of the party
remembered it till the day before.
Then there was considerable commo
tion, especially amoup the girls.
As for me, 1 have always taken an
interest in those suiretitions that
hare been handed down to us from
a past age when every one believed
in them. There i something touch
ing in an innocent girl Just coming to
womanhood watching for a glimpse
of the man she shall marry and
really believing that such things are
a part of nature's scheme. For a cen
tury or more people have been losing
"i Ait Tors fate! "
everything that is poetic, substituting
all that is practical. But in ratinv
nothing ends It is simply transfigur
ed. And now those things which were
formerly called superstition are com
ing up again in a new form. There
are societies for psychical resc-aivh
whose members are investigating phe
nomenal appearances, and people pos
sessing keen scientiiic minds are ac
tive in the work.
After dinner on Halloween we al!
sat chatting by the Urclight. I was
able to give the party a talk on Hal
loween customs that I had gathered
from folklore. I noticed that one of
the party, Edith Damon, a fair haired,
blue eyed girl of nineteen, listened to
the stories I told with rapt atten
tion. I fancied her one of the kind
that In the olden time would hold up
a mirror with perfect con9dence of
seeing In It the face of one who was
to be her husband.
One person, I noticed, was observing
her as I was, a 'Mrs. Crowell. During
the evening this woman arose from
her seat and sat down by the girl. It
seemed to me from that time that
Mrs. Crowell. was exerting some influ
ence over Miss Damon. I glanced at
the others in the circle to 6ee if they
observed anything unusual. 'but they
were all intent on the stories that
were being told, not one of them pay
ing attention to anything else.
Before retiring we tossed apple
skins over our heads, looked Into mir
rors and did other things usual on
Halloween. The girls all made a com
pact that in the morning if any of
them during the night got a glimpse
of the man ehe was to marry she
should tell all about It. I think some
of them had a dim fancy that some
thing might happen, but only the
youngest ones. I can myself remem
ber when a youth going to sleep with
a piece of wedding cake under my
pillow, fancying that I would really
dream of the girl I would one day
marry. We parted with raillery and
laughter and were some time quieting
down after we got into our rooms.
The nest morning as we were as
sembling for breakfast there were
many questionings, some of the party
using the Halloween that bad just
passed ns a means to tease one an
other about some supposed fancy for
a mate. At the table the host asked
eachjani of his guests in. turn If he or
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By F .A. Mitchell.
Associated Literary Press.
she had had a i u n .u'g the night.
Perhaps it was v.-lul I had norl -ed in
Ethel Damon that lei me to fix my
eyes upon her. She seemed stirred by
some unusual emotion, which increas
ed as her turn to reply to Greenleafs
question drew near. I glanced at
Mrs. Crowell and noticed that she was
intent upon Mins Damon.
Just ns I was about to withdraw
my glance from the former she looked
at me. There was a singular expres
sion in her eyes that I could not fath
tm. But I interpreted it to mean that
she knew I suspected her of exercis
ing an Influence on MI-ss Damon.
Finally, when the best said. "Ethel,
did you see the man you would marry
last night?" the girl - turned a rosy
red and. covering her face with both
hands, dropped her head on the table.
All the circle were on the tiptoe of
expectation. Calls of "Tell usl" "Out
with It!" "Confess!" "Don't be
afraid!" were made to the poor girl,
who. after enduring the fusillade for
a ffw rnlav.tes. pushed back her chair
and ran ont of the room amid a babel
of shouts and laughter.
I knew that something unusual had
happened to the girl and sympathized
with her In being obliged to suffer the
raillery of ber companions. Young
people are not vtry thoughtful about
soch matters. Indeed, I suppressed
some lro.ignntion at what had oc
curred. When the noise had some
what subsided I ventured to suggest
that whatever had induced Miss Da
man to leave the table it was some
thing sacred and should be respected.
All the thanks I got for this sugges
tion was a volley of guys hurled at
me. such as "You are the man!"
"nurry up the wedding!" "Let's have
It over before we separate!" coming
mostly from the younger people. Truly
a lot of boys and girls are incorrigible.
While this was happening I noticed
that Mrs. Crowell was looking at me
with that same singular uninterpreta
ble glance. Purely there was a mys
tery here in which the participants
were Mrs. Croweil and Ethel Damon,
while I was the only one cognizant of
it. As we were leaving the ta.ble I
IT J 'in si rlwC g
The FALL SHOWING of
in the windows of the leading retailers in this city
reveals the best product of the leading makers of fine shirts.
You will be unable to find again this season such a large assort
ment of patterns, colorings, and fabrics as you can RIGHT NOW
during CLUETT SHIRT WEEK.
Every duett Shirt bean a CLUETT label
said to Mrs. Crowell, "I wonder If any
thing could have occurred during the
night that Miss Damon mistook for
a sign?" But. the lady -simply gave
me another of those strange looks and
made no reply.
There are fine grounds about Green
leafs house I think be has some
eighty acres and during the morning,
my mind being occupied with what had
(x-curred at breakfast, I took a fancy
to stroll out Into a wood for medita
tion. It was one of those bright, crisp
mornings we get only at the firning
point between summer and winter.
The season was late, and many varie
gated leaves still hung upon the trees.
Presently I espied ahead of me a girl
walking alone among the trees. In an
other moment I recognized the figure
of Ethel Damon. I was delighted at
the opportunity of meeting her. I was
sure she was there to be alone, but I
realized also that people who wish to
be alone abfo desire a confidant If the
right person is available. I caught up
with her, called to her. She stopped
It is some years since I saw that ex
pression on her face, but it is as clear
In my memory as then. Indeed, It is a
picture that never can fade. There
were a slight blush, a smile and the
words, "How glad I am that you are
here!" Then wLen I reached her she
laid ber hand on my arm, seemingly
with that sense of possession a girl
feels on being just betrothed to the
man of ier c hoice.
What did it mean?
"I am glad," I said when I felt that
I must speak, "that my presence does
not disturb you. I thought it possible
that after the scare at the breakfast
table this morning you came here to
get away from every one."
"You mean that I was more thought
ful than the rest la respecting your
She did not reply to this. She
stooped, picked up a crimson leaf that
bad fallen and pretended to admire its
"Would it be too much to ask your
confidence as to why you did not reply
to our host's question? I am sure that
during the night you saw something
that you interpreted as a sign."
She turned and looked at me with an
expression of surprise. Then suddenly
another look came upon her face, one
of mingled disappointment and morti
fication. "Can it be possible." she exclaimed,
"that it was, after all, only a dream?"
She turned away, muttering to her
self: "Ob, heaven! What have I
I caught her hands in mine, turned
her toward me and begged for an ex
planation. I was some moments get
ting it, and when it came it came
"Last night," she said, "I went to
bed and to slepp, much affected. I ad
mit, by the Halloween stories to which
I had listened. During the night I
awoke on hearing my name called
softly. A window in my room opens
on to a balcony. It was moonlight,
and you stood with oue hand on the
casement. You said to me. 'Meet me
tomorrow uiornins; in the wood west
of the house.' Then you went away.
I took It for granted thr.t your coming
was a Halloween sign and that ycu
were aware of your own presence.
But now siiA-e ycu are not I suppose
it was oiily a dream."
I made no reply for a few moments,
but I st!ll held her bands in mine.
Then, saying, "Dream or no dream, it
Is a Halloween sign, and a Halloween
sign you cannot resist; I aci your fate,
and you are mine," I drew her to nie
p.nd kissed her.
Later I told her that during the pre
vious evening I had noticed Mrs.
Crowell go and sit beside her, and I
asked ber if she had felt any unusual
sensation. She told me from that
moment she had felt that during the
night she would get a Halloween sign.
She would not loin In the agreement
(Continued on Page Seven.)
I Humor and X
Hr 9CJKf M.'SMI TH ' A
rpHEUE are people who value their
friends to the extent of the amount
of money to be made from them.
A man may forgive an Insult to hl
Intelligence, but be careful how you
refer to bis pet fad.
Don't expect either dollars or grati
tude in return for favors.
Better late than on time when tb
precocious child holds the boards.
There may be persons who nsver
talk about others, but we haven't bad
the pleasure of meeting them.
Adam probhbly told Cain and Abel
that tbey bad a better time than h
did when be was young.
It la never too late to repent, but It
Is often too early.
Nature never plays a meaner trick
than when she gives a self reliant
small boy a doting mother.
When a woman says another Is "so
original" she doesn't Intend It u t
The woman who is away good to
others seldom knows how to be good
More the Msrrlar.
too younf, ssla
the crusty old
"Oh, I don't
know!" said th
who had Just re
"Then yon !e
lieve In p e o p 1
"Yes, and of
ten." Brown's Choice.
"Has Brown appendicitis?
"nad an operation?"
"The foolish fellow! What to b
"Says it Is cheaper to pay the un
dertaker than the surgeon, so now b
is eating everything in the market."
Wanted an Understanding.
"What are you going to swear to?"
asked the lawyer who was examining
the witness privately before placing
him on the stand.
"That depends on what I am going
to get out of It," replied the witness
frankly. "You couldn't expect be t
lie like a horse thief for a mere Jurort
Tte sunrise paints the moraine skies
In colors mighty fine,
6d they inform me who arise
To view the early shine,
V.'hlle 1 am hitting, with the wise.
The slumber trail for mine.
"I don't like to look at dignified
"Don't you? Why?"
-1 always feel an irresistible desire
to ask them ft they are suffering from
stiff neck or If it is Just an unusually
Place For Him.
"lie doesn't know anything."
"Not a thing."
"Not a blessed thing."
"What a fine Juror he would make!"
Wanted to Know Her Intentions.
"Why did you ask me to marry,
"I wanted to know."
"And now that you haTe found ntt
'I feel more in doubt than ever."
"Let's try to cheer Brown up.
"Better not." .' ' '
'He enjoys bis blues so much."
After the Shouting.
When the election day Is o'er
And we at last can see the score.
Then comcth true a thing or two
Of which e did not wot before.
Great Scott! AM fishhooks! An.) da tan I
For Colonel Jone who never fell
Before at leant the way was greased.
And broken la tn truth hla upeil.
And aee who'a winning! Hope to diet
I hardly can believe my eye.
But Brown has hit her up a bit
And he la landing high and dry.
Great Caerar's ghost! Who would bar
Among thoe in the landslide caught
We would observe the graceful curve
Of Major Simpkln's dome of thought?
That little snip Lyrurgui Dey,
Who hales from rural township A.
Untried and new, la pulling through.
An . having everything his way.
Oh, well, we have to be resigned.
But It disturbs my peace of mind
To ee the pet on whom 1 bet
Ta running half a mile behind.
But that's the way election goes.
Before It happens we propose
To sweep the land, you understand.
And heap contrition on our foes.
But when we come to read t'.io newa
Jwr 'jvlng barely had a anooee,
I the wreck Is on our neck
And most ungracefully we lose. t
Hoarseness In a child subject t
croup Is a sure Indication of the an
proach of the disease. If Chamber
Iain's Cough Remedy Is . given s4
cnee or even after the croupy coug)
Uls appeared It will prevent the at
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