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tion. Mo such article wfU ! printed
over flotltloos elgnatuies.
Correerpon deuce solicited from
towtteblp In Rock Island county.
trades Bflgin council? :
Wednesday, April 28, 1911.
After cheapening- Its prloe the Con
gressional Record will toon find Itself
In the yellow magazine class unless it
quits printing speeches that never hap
pened. Former United States Senator Chaun
cey M. Depew says President Taft will
toe renominated. Then the peach does
not propose to seek the nomination
It costs 20 cents a mile to haul a con
gressman, worth $600 a year In private
life, to a $7,600 Job, and a traction en
gine couldn't haul him away from the
job as long as he can bamboozle the
Chaunoey M. Depew feels that as
things are now President Taft will be the
republican nominee to succeed himself,
and that either Wilson or Harmon will
be his opponent. But beyond that
Chauncey does not venture to predict.
A woman on a transcontinental train
threw a pair of stockings out of the
window of a Pullman car only to dis
cover that she had thrown away $1,500
which she had concealed in her hosiery
and forgotten. And yet there are those
who deny that the price of wearing ap
parel has gone up.
It is said that ih- republicans In con
gress find themselves "out of touch
with Taft." Aren't they also out of
touch with several mlllioiis of Taft's
fellow citizens? Last Mi's balloting
appears to be remembered by Mr. Taft,
but not by those who are opposing a
betterment of conditions.
Rer.o Is not on the way to St. James'
-alarf. George V. will revive the rule
' ' ! .--.miraoiher that no divorced
j.'. f i a 1 be presented at court. Ed
ward Vil allowed a few exceptions, but
it is always a little difficult to arrange
exceptions, and the king of England
and head of the Anglican church ought
to show disapprobation of what has
grown into a very great evil.
Longworth for Ambassador.
It is stated that Longworth, Alice
Roosevelt's husband, may be sent to
Berlin to succeed Ambassador Hill,
who is to retire July 1. Mr. Longworth
is wealthy, having inherited a fortune,
which explains his being in congress.
Longworth is a man of rather small
intellectual caliber, and not conspicu
ous for ability in any direction. He
has had no experience In diplomacy,
and his selection, for the Berlin post,
which calls for the highest ability, the
largest knowledge of international mat
ters and varied experience in diplo
matic affairs, would be a great mistake.
Mrs. Longworth would no doubt attract
attention because she is the daughter
of her father and would enjoy the rays
of publicity that -would shine upon her,
but Mr. Longworth would well he
would bo the some dry stick that Le
Hamilton and Jefferson.
Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jef
ferson, representing, as is generally be
lieved, the antipodes of political belief,
are to be equally and simultaneously
honored by the people of the United
States, through their representatives in
congress. It is a notable fact that bills
for the erection of monuments to these
two distinguished statesmen and noble
patriots were passed by the senate in
the same hour. The amount appropria
ted in each case is $100,000. It is be
lieved the bills will pass the bouse
witB the same approach to unanimity
with which they passed the senate, and
that the vote will be Eon-partisan in
the lower body as it was in the upper.
Hamilton the federalist and Jefferson
the democrat both were actuated by
the highest motives in the advocacy of
the doctrines they professed, and to
the student of history and political
economy it is surprising to learn how
close their minds ran together in the
consideration of certain basic ques
tions. When the ultimate analysts is i
reached it will - be found that both
stood for manhood rights and both be
lieved in a btrong and cohesive gov
ernment." It is cot the part of the mod
ern citizen to quibble over the exact
interpretation of the doctrines held by
each cf them, but to rather look at the
finished work in which they took so
prominent a part and be thankful that
such men were given to us in the time
of the nation's need.
Build them a worthy monument by
all means, but remember that their true
monument Is the work they did.
Barter and Sale of Children.
There were some pretty hot inter
changes of charges and counter
charges between the representatives
of the two sides of the child labor
question whea it came up lately be
fore the oommltteea of the general
Assembly. And one of the oppon-
nts of the act threw out the charge
that children are freely dealt in at!
a market price of something like 150 i
ty some societies that are organized
for the purpose of caring for depen-j
dent children. This was hotly de-,
nied by those on the other aide, and ;
the controversy is still an open one ,
as far as the average hearer or read-!
er Is concerned. However, when
you speak of child slavery in
worst and most degraded form,
where starving children are sold by
starving parents for the price of a
meal you may turn to fhe famine
districts of China for your confirma
tory evidence. The reports are ap
palling. The Rev. E. E. Lobenstine, writ
ing to the Christian Herald from
the Chicago famine district, says:
"Saddest of all has been the sale
of women and children. Even in
China it is generally considered dis
graceful for a man to sell his wife,
and the sale cannot take place open
ly. This year not only does the sale
take place quite openly, but the pur
chaser is even regarded as a benevo
lent man, no matter how nefarious
his object In the purchase may be.
Those most In demand are girls from
the ages of 12 to 16. Most of thess
are bought as slaves for lives of deg
radation. One is constantly seeing
children offered for sale on the
streets. A child under ten can be
bought for anywhere from a dime to
a quarter, and of course many are
given away If the parents can find
some one who will promise to sup
The question of the employment of
children In theatres and as street
venders sinks into significance be
side a condition such as this.
FOR LARGER HOME
Plans for Addition to Lutheran
Institution at Joliet
TO ACCOMMODATE EIGHTY
Cliapel to Be New Feature, with
Seating Capacity of UOO
Charities Hoard Meets.
The annual meeting of the board of
charities of the Illinois conference of
the Augustana synod was held at the
book concern yesterday. Fifteen mem-
bers were present, as follows: Rev,
A. A. Jacobson, Joliet: JJr. f. J. uro
dine, Orion; Rev. C. E. Hoffsten, Chi
cago; A. Q. Anderson, Rock Island:
Theodore Freeman, Chicago; Axel
Ostrand, Chicago; F. A. Johnson. Jo
liet; 6. W. Johnson, Galasburg; Rev.
A. W. Stark, DeKalb; Rev. J. F. See
doff, Rockford; Rev. G. K. Stark, Chi
cago; Dr. A. P. Fors, Chicago; Rev.
C. P. Edblom, Andover; Dr. J. E. West
erlund, Orion, and Henry Swanson,
Plans for the addition to be built tc.
the old peopWs home at Joliet were
accepted and the executive commiitee
of that institution was instructed to
proceed with the building of the addi
tion at once.
Sixteen thousand dollars will be ex
pended and the present capacity of
the home will be increased from C4
io 80 33 rooms for inmates bein
added. The new addition will also
contain a chapel with a seating ca
pacity of 201 people and the eMuing
rooms and kitchens will also be trans
ferred to this part.
The executive committee for the
old people's home, which is to L
built in Chicago, was instructed to find
a site end draw up plans for a build
ing. A site will probably be chosen
somewhere on the south side. The'Carse building for the purpose of
tentative plans for the home call for j
an expenditure of about $100,0000. It j
is the intention, however, to build the!
home in sections, adding on a part
every two or three years, or as soii
as the money can be raised. A cam
paign for the raising of funds is to be
Ree. Mr. Edblom of Andover re
ported that out of the 3o who were
down with the scarlet fever at the
orphans' home 2S had recovered, and
that the two cases remaining were
not malignant. It is expected that
the quarantine will be rcised in 3;'
days. None of the rases was very
severe, no deaths resulting.
IlEV. JAtOBSOV IMtESIDEXT.
As nrrsidenr of th board fnr fhr. i
coming year Kev. a. a. jacooson or
Joliet was e lected. He succeeds Rev.
C. P. Edbiom of Andover, who held
that office for five years. Rev. Mr. j
Edblom has resigned frcn his cliar.ee !
at Andover to act as pastor in Grand'
Rapids. Mich. The other officers elect
ed were as follows: '
Vice president Dr. P. J. Brodine,
Secretary Rev. c. E. HoSsten, Chi
cago. Treasurer A. G. Anderson, Rock
GRANDSON IS GIVEN
A BENEDICT ESTATE
Former Hoc Islander, Who Dies in
California, Leaves Fortune
San Jose. Cal, April 26. (Special.)
Their first and final account as ex
ecutors and trustees under the las:
will of the late Albert Benedict, who
died in this city December 2, 1S09,
was filed in the probate court by S. F.
Lieb, attorney for the estate. W. S.
Clayton and John J. Morey are the
executors and trustees, appointed De
cember 31. 1909.
By the terms of the will Franklin
B. Fleming, a grandson, is the sole
heir-at-law of Mr. Benedict. He was
outright together with t
$1,000 a year anJ the income of the
estate. A cousin. Albert R. Benedict,
&&rf?K - l 4 ;: r ' ' vX
a --Jim?? -'ja . ?
if t: a
FoVrr tNV 4'y
r v f
One of the most Important committees In congress is the so called "steering committee," which controls the order
of business. The Democratic steering committee in the present senate Is composed of Senators T. S. Martin of
Virginia. C. Culberson of Texss. F. M. Simmons of North Carolina. J. P.Clarke of Arkansas, J. H. Bankhead of
Alabama, D. C. Fletcher of Florida. J. S. Williams of Mississippi, J. W. Kern of Indiana and G. M. Hitchcock of Ne
was left $1,0000, and Sophie Johnson,
Mr. Benedict's nurse, $1,000. with $300
a year and the use of a cottage in Pa
cific Grcve es long as she renans un
married. George T. Morey was al
lowed $K0 a year during hl3 life
and his widow, shoiild he die, will
get $10') a year during her life. If
Mr. Fleming dies without heirs the
bulk of the estate is to go to locai
."ieiDooiet cnurrr.s. mo hral ac-i
count snows that all the legatees have i
been paid and that the remainder of j
the estate is valued at $14,S31.93. i
AN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION!
Graduates of Brown's Business Col
lege IVrte t Organization.
Monday evening 21 members of
theT 909 and 1910 graduating class
es of Brown's Business college as-
seniUed in the college rooms in the
perfecting an alumni association,)
which shall keep the graduates of1
the school in touch w ;th each other. .
It is the intention of tif orjraraza-;
tion to include in it ail who have
graduated from the local trhool. ;
Meetings will Le held ou the second j
Tuesday of each month. Ofiicers i
were elected as fed lows:
President 1 ' a 1 S o h u b e r t .
Vice President -KJward Lcrch.
Secretary Miss Julia Lercb.
Treasurer Miss Rose Kinney.
Voice Pupils In Chicago.
Burlington and Monmouth pupils of ,
. . , ...
, i t-,,,.,
.u, u JU ik i.-uu. aii-,
i reared in a ioinr recital at Monmouth
last i-1 may uigJt.
W'e will have a nice lot of
the different varieties of to
mato, cabbage, pepper and egg
plants throughout the planting
For present planting we
Tomato Earliana, Dwaif
Stone and Dwarf CLar-pion.
Three dozen 25 C
Cabbage Early Wakefield,
Three dozen 25c
Onion Eets Yellow,
two quarts 15c
Also a completd assortment
of vegetable and flower seeds.
Careful attention given to
2207 Fourth Avenue.
Members of the United States
Comprise the "Steering Committee."
LS' vSi-i! aw - v m r.t
The Argus Daily Short Story
Justice of the Plains By Clarissa Mackie.
Copyrighted, 1911, by Associated Literary Press.
There was not the slightest doubt
that Jtni Russell had stolen Harry
Barry's favorite horse. Every man on
the Lone Bull outfit looked to his own
horse when it was learned that the
new cowpuncher had not slept in his
bed the night before.
"It's on you. Harry." 6id Gabriel
with meaning emphasis as they troop
ed in to breakfast.
j "And I can take care of it," an
j nounced that gentleman Impressively,
j All the merry light had gone out of
j bis 'jrown nyc-i. and bis pleasant
mouth wore an ugly, determined look
which his comrades had never seen
They fell to diseussing Jiin Russell
and the ill reputation which he had
borne in Arizona, whence be had drift
ed northward to the Lone Bull ranch.
Many horses hnel been laid against Lis
reputation, but there had never been
After the mesl was concluded Harry
Barry, who bad maintained for him
an unusual silence, obtained from Boss
Clintock leave of absence to hunt his
stoien beast. Declining all offers of
assistance, he mounted a wiry little
scrub which be had captured and
, it , ... . . , ,, -
ly tireless In the chnse and followed
!ft freshly broken trail that led aside
froTn wp, defined path3 straight into
i Once be dismounted to examine the
clean imprint of a small hoof, and be
j grunted as be recognized the little trl-
angular nick made by Kelly's notched
I fore foot.
j "Cur!" he muttered as he rode on
( ward, bis eyes ever on the lookout for
the first blurring shadow of a distant
I hcrse and rider. Russell mast have
j been ridinjj since daylight, and Nelly
j would be tired by this time, for narry
J had pushed her cruelly the day before.
It had been a hard day. for the cattle
along Saltpeter creek had stampeded
! atd the cattlemen bad worked until
10 o'clock before the restive creatures
were composed enough to leave with
the regular herdsman.
After it was all over and they had
partaken of hot coffee before going
to bed Russell bad come and sat be-
side his bunk and yarned to Harry of
the Arizona country and told him
j much about a girl who was willing to
i marry him, only her father had heard
so much about bis bad reputation that
he had forbidden his daughter to see
"I've got a mind to rustle her off
some day Jest as I would a bonch of
cattle, if I was that kind of a chap,"
said the aggrieved young Jover.
"Are yon asking my advice?" asked
Harry Barry bluntly.
"So. but you are welcome to give
it. Fire away." said the other good
"Why don't yon prove to the old man
that you ain't what you're said to be?
Ifs easy to prove you're In the right
If you are!" he added.
"Well." said Jim thoughtf nlly. "I reck
on I've got to tell somebody. Its this
M H vz&z s .-awl
1 vvrsa .
way, Harry. "We want to get married
and go over to Star Lake, where I can
get a foreman job with the lumber
company and cut out the cattle busi
ness forever. I haven't got $10 to my
name, but Louise is willing to go with
me, and she promised that any time
I give the signal she'll bring a few
things and go with me. It's a fifty
mile ride to Star Lake, where the
parson is and where there's a little
Louse waiting for us only, you see,
I've got to get bold of a horse that'll
take me the whole distance without
stopping much, for old man Snyder
wili hot foot it after us with his whole
outfit as seon as he discovers we've lit
out Louise has got her own horse,
the fastest critter on the range except
your Nelly, and I want to know If
you won't let me have your critter for
the purpose eh, Harry?"
"Nary Nelly," said Harry Barry fret
fully, for he was half asleep and re
sented being kept from his well earned
slumbers by any man's love affairs.
Jim Russell had gone quietly away,
and the next morning Nelly had been
missing, and so bad been the Lanefaome
young scapegrace who had come to the
Lone Bull with a reputation painted
three shades blacker than a crow, but
to whom good natured Clintock had
vouchsafed a trial.
Harry Barry riding across the plain
in the direction of Star lake found him
self pitying Louise Snyder, who was
throwing her life away on the repro
bate who had stoien a horse with
which to elope with her. Of course
Harry Barry realized that Jim Russell
had tried to borrow Nelly for the occa
sion, ani that showed a degree of de
cency be bad not attributed to bis late
But the thought of bis horse rankled
in his mind, and be was quite deter
mined that when he met with Jim Rus
sell, as be undoubtedly would before
noon, as the girl would have to rest at
intervals, he would show no mercy to
that horse thief and be would kill two
birds with one stone. lie would bring
a long wanted horse thief to Justice,
and at the same time he would save
Louise Snyder from a marriage with
s most unscrupulous rcgue.
It had rained the night before, and
there still remained 1 certain rpongi
oess of the soil that held the telltale
traces of Nelly's hoofs. Now, there
was the trail of another horse, and by
the deep indentation Harry Barry
knew that they tad been bard ridden.
He looked ahead where the haty out
line of the Flower ranges might afford
a refuge for the elopers. De looked
behind fciin and saw a man pounding
along on a tall, raw boned white horse.
"Old man Snyder and riding like the
tfewj!.' be muttered. "Hope he doesn't
pick me for Russell. I'll have to get a
drop on him first. He flashed out his
pistol and had Mr. fenyder's fat bands
high In the air as soon as be beard the
young cattleman's stern command.
"TV'y. Mr. Barry. I think yon mot
mistake me fer n rustler eh?" he emii
ed iDgraiiatiiii,:;.- at Harry Barry.
"It's best to be sure, yon know, Mr.
Snyder." grinned Harry impudently.
"By the way you was lighting after me
I got the idea you was trying to run
me off the range, and you know us
Lone Ball fellows don't let nobody do
"Ob. no, far from such bizness!" ex
plained Mr. Snyder impatiently. "I
gotta more Important matter. That
blamed scoundrel of n Jim Russell, he's
run away with my daughter, my Lou
ise! If 1 catch 'em I'll skin him alive."
it ce aon t sain you nrst, saia j
Harry Barry coolly. I
"Why should he skin me. en?" sput-i
tered Mr. SDyder. "What have 1 done j
to him. eh?" j
"You've taken away his character,
Mr. Snyder stared incredulously.
"Taken awsy his character?" he said
slowly. "W'y man. I didn't know Jim
Russell had any character."
"Can you prove it?"
The father of Louise scratched his
ear thoughtfully. "1 can't prove it
this mlnit." be admitted guardedly,
"but I reckon I could by writing down
to Arizona, where he's from."
"I wouldn't do If advised Harry
Barry. "Jim Russell will probably be
married to Louise by that time, and
anything you said against him woald
only be a reflection on your own fam
ily. How would you like to have any
body stir up your past?" he asked in
nocently. Casper Snyder started violently and
looked at narry Barry keenly. "What
do you mean?" he demanded, with a
"What I said," returned Harry, flick
ing the reins on his horse's neck.
"You going my way. Mr. Snyder?"
The elder man looked down at the
ground and bit his Hps thoughtfully.
If be pursued Jim Russell to the death,
as he bad planned in bis first burst of
vengeful fury, somebody perhaps this
impudent young Barry might revive
some of those old rumors which bad
preceded his own advent into this cat
tle country. Possibly be might find
a place for Louise's husband on his
ranch and thus keep his favorite
daughter at home. At the same time
be could keep an eye on his son-in-law.
"I think I'll go home," he said ab
ruptly. "If you should meet up with
my daughter, Mr. Barry, you kin tell
her that her father says he don't mind
if she takes a ride with with that Jim
Russell, but that he commands ber to
come home and get married!"
"I'll tell her." said Harry Barry
heartily as he waved a farewell at the
old man and went ou his way.
When he reached the cool shadows
of the Flower range he eased his horse
and rode with slackened rein. He was
dead tired, and the day was almost
spent. As yet he had not come up
with the man who had taken his horse.
He was riding up a little canyon
when the rattle of falling stones
brought him sharp'y face about, and
he saw the man he was looking for
not ten feet to the right of him. Jim
Russell, white and desperate looking,
stood at bay behind the little black
horse Nelly. Louise Snyder was no
where in sight, but Harry Barry had
no 'doubt ber fair frightened face was
bidden behind the clump of dwarfed
"Well?" he said sharply to Russell
without making a move to draw his
weapons, although a six shooter gleam
ed in the other's band.
Russell drew near u:.UI he was close
beside his pursuer. "I took your horse,
Harry," he whispered hoarsely, "but
I want you to believe me when 1 take
my oath that this is the first time I
ever did steal a horse, no matter what
they say about me."
"I believe you." said Harry Barry,
with the old merry look in his eyes,
"but I've promised to take you back
with me just the same."
"Where to?" asked the other hastily
"Your pa-In-law wants that you and
Louise should come to the ranch and
be married." said Harry Barry, all re
sentment gone from his soul, for some
how he could not blame Jim Russell
for wanting to marry pretty Louise
Snyder, and anyhow, narry reasoned,
life was hard enough for folks with
out his making it any worse. Very
likely Louise would be disappoiuteil
in her dashing husband, and perhaps
Jim Russell would feel sometimes that
the tyranny of old Casper Snyder
would be brdly worth the acquisition
of a wife, yet he knew that there
might be a foundation to their love
whlcb would outlust these trials.
"Wants us o come to the ranch and
be married, did you say, or be shot? '
demanded Jim Russell incredulously.
"Married," repeated Harry Barry
firmly, "and to be sure there won't
be any mistake about the matter I'm
going to ride over to Salt Petre and
fetch the sky pilot myself. I'll ride on
ahead if you want to fetch Louise."
"God bless you, Harry T muttered
Jim Rnsseil nnder his breath, and
those words coming from him prom
ised a fairer future for Louise than
any one migtit have predicted.
April 26 'in American
1834 Charles Farrar Browne Arte
toni Ward), noted humorist, born;
died 18C7. Q
1SG5 John Wilkes Booth, assassin of
1 83 5 Spanish steamer Panama cap
tured oCT Havana by the ' jlted
States lighthouse tender Mangrove;
first hostile set of the war. Eng
land proclaimed neutrality.
1907 Exposition commemorating the
three hnndredth anniversary of the
founding of Jamestown. Va., open
ed by President Roosevelt.
Census Taker la Indicted.
Spokane, Wash., April 26. Indicted
on five counts, one of which charges
him with padding his oaccss reports
with more than 1,600 names, XlcholsJ
Flees, who was employed In taklnj
the recent census, was arrested yes
terday ty a deputy United S'ales maf-shal.
rpHERE are people who work so hard
caring for their troubles that they
have ntnther time nor energy to enjoy
To be a pessimist may be gratifying
to a grouch, but it is apt to make hlia
Nothing so warms a man's heart to
ward his fellow citizen as running for
She Isn't always the best wife who
has had a wide aud varied experience
in being married.
A disagreeable person is one who
agrees with you at the wrong time.
As living is so expensive as to make
It almost out of the reach of most of
us. It is up to some inventive genius
to discover a substitute just as good.
One man Is just as good as another
except when he is better.
There are girls that are too allly to
be noticed and others that are too silly
Making the Best ef It.
What's th us complaining
And our temper straining
Just because it's raining?
Some time It will atop.
And the show Is needed
For the garden seeded
To the carrot cunnlDS
Or some sister crop.
What's the use of crylns.
Just because we happen
To be good and broke?
Chase the melancholy.
Mlfcht as well be Jolly
When you come to notice
That It's all a joke.
What's the use In taking
Extra time for making
Trouble you will never
Need to get along?
Better to be resting
Than to be Investing
In a lot of worry
When you aren't strong.
What's the use of kicking
When you mlht be picking
Cherries, plums or kisses
In the tlma you wane?
Save your strength and forces.
Husband your resources.
Of the feast that's waiting
Come and have a taste.
Taking Long Chanoes,
A lubberly youth was explslntng to
a friend of the family about the prep
arations that were being made to wel
come home a brother who bad beea
away for some time.
"Aren't you making yourself rather
conspicuous under the circumstances?"
asked the friend in a solicitous tone of
"Why shouldn't I?"
"I should think you would keep In
the background as much, as possible."
"They are going to kill the fatted
calf, you say."
"They might get you by mistake."
"Yes, he 1.4 a brave man."
"What has he ever done to show his
"He made faces at his mother-in-law."
"I suppose she was in the next room
at the time."
"No; in the next county."
Nothing Further Required.
"Jones doesn't have to buy coal."
"He's lucky, lioes the coal trusv
ubsidize him that way?"
"now does it happen then?"
"He Is so full of hot air himself that
whenever they want heat they Jusl
turn blu on."
Chance For a Race.
"What would you ad vine me to da
for my nervousness?"
"Consult a dector."
"Insult a doctor?"
"Yes; that might do. You need ex
ercise." Matter of Op:nion.
"He Is so proud of his good looks.
"They don't look good to me."
He Found Out.
Smartle ne put LU foot In It.
Simple In what?
Emartie Ills shoe.
Not 8o Ancient,
"nave you a Century Dictionary?"
"No; our Isn't more than forty-elghl
lie was the party's vry life,
A prince Indeed of m?n.
But whr. the company was goae
Ills grouch ram back a. tain.
Tour tongue is coated.
Your breath is foul.
Headaches cotne and go.
These aymptorre show that yotr,
stomach la the t.an1. To rente,
the cause is (be firsC thing and Cham
berlain's Stomach and Liver Tablet!
will do that. Easy to take and rncsl
affective. Sold by all druggists.