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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY. JANUARY 17, 1008.
' THE ARGUS,
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township In Rock Island county.
Friday, January 17, 1908.
Wonder why Brownson's "reasons"
in the lilxey controversy were suppres
sed so carefully? Nothing was said of
them when his letter to the president
was made public.
The "Iowa Idea" that the tariff fos
ters the trusts is being lost sight' of
in the new idea of the republican
railroad machine that Governor
Cummins has no right to aspire to
succeed Senator Allison.
The Democrat of Woodland. Cal.,
fays: "We have been waiting pa
tiently for some one to defend the
president's absurd recommendation
that the government should furnish
campaign funds for political parties.
Detroit News: "Do you drink?"
asked a reporter of "Uncle Joe" Can
non. "None of your blasted business,"
was the speaker's answer. Now, if
that had been Senator Jeff Davis he
would have said, "Don't care if I do."
The New York republicans are evi
dently deferring action on the favor
ite son idea until they discover just
how heavily Taft falls in Ohio that is
how heavily he falls on somebody
lse. Meanwhile Governor Hughes'
boom remains in a state of suspended
The start has been made and if it
is followed up in all states the huge
Pullman monopoly will be forced to
give sleeping accommodations at a
reasonable price. It has lived on" the
blood of the traveling public until it
has grown bloated with its prosperity
and Insolent in its independence. In
these days of reckoning we know
of nothing that requires legal handling
and remedy more completely.
A.Kentucky legislator who is .try
ing to step Into the circle cast by the
spot light has introduced a bill pro
viding that all automobiles traveling
on the highways of the state shall be
preceded by a man on foot, who shall
give warning that the auto is com
ing. The next thing they will be
doing in Kentucky is to regulate the
size of the spoon from which Ken
tuckians drink their whisky. .
Harper's Weekly: American eagles
are homing birds in these days; also
double eagles. From all- over the world
they have been on the wing, heading
for months past for their home ports.
A flock of 80,000 of them came into
New York Dec: 28 from Buenos Ay res,
"as bright and new as though they
had never been in circulation.'1 Nice
birds; and nice of them, to show this
old-home spirit. From Europe they
have come by the million, but it is un
usual for so large a flock to make the
long journey from South America.
lawyer, ami Changed Plea.
In a criminal court recently, a
woman arraigned on a charge of for
gery, was asked by the judge if she
was guilty or not guilty. She plead
guilty. The court then appointed a
lawyer for her, and after a few sec
onds' conference with her, she chang
ed her plea to not guilty. The lawyer
will defend the woman iu ,lhe criminal
court and will try to clear her of the
This raises the question: Is it honor
able for a lawyer to try to clear a per
son of vw hose guilt he is convinced?
; To say that it is customary so to do.
or that the ethics of the profession
permit or even require such a pro-
- cedure is not to answer the question.
If that is true, does it not follow that
the custom and the ethics should be
It is every man's duty to live honor
ably. Preservation of conscience and
character is a civic obligation, as well
as a personal; one's fellow men have
a distinct interest in' it, and the rules
of human conduct are broad and mil
versal.: The farmer or the merchant
. who attempted to stand between
- felon and Justice, would thereby be
come an accomplice "accessory after
the fact," we believe, is the legal
r slang for that kind of an offense-ryet
a lawyer, it seems, may do it with im-
' punity, and even with glory and profit.
It may be considered presumptuous
of a layman, comments the Rockford
'Star, to criticise the ethics of a great
profession. No doubt the representa
tives of the bench and bar could rally
to the defense of this tarnished tenet
and in something less than 100 type
written sheets of legalcap, prove It
great blessing to humanity. Bat any
ritual that will compel one to break
any of the 10 commandments that
will compel one to lie and cheat, and
ST R ADESJ LAHM I
that to serve crime, is mischievous.
no matter what defense may be urged
iu its behalf.
Work for Direct Primaries.
Chicago News: Illinois has suffered
for years from the existence of a leg
islative combine which consistently
combats every progressive measure.
particularly if it would tend to increase
the influence of the people over their
own public affairs. Thanks to the
earnest efforts of Governor Deneen
and others, marked progress has been
made within the last fe: years. Good
liberalizing laws have been enacted
and similar measures are on the way
to enactment. The public has come
to realize the motives of the old guard
of obstructionists and is taking a hand
in getting what it wants in the way
of legislation. It must continue to re
quire the legislature, iu spite of the
politicians who rule it selfishly and
therefore badly whenever the voters
show indifference, to pass the laws
necessary to secure advances in pop
The people of Illinois want an hon
est and effective direct primary law.
They have declared overwhelmingly
for such a law. They continue to de
mand it. The extraordinary juggling
which the legislative bosses have been
carrying on for weeks to escape being
compelled to give the people what
they want in this respect is unique
even in the annals of the general as
sembly. A direct primary bill has
been passed by both houses. Now it
is hung up on a technicality. The ses
sion is in a slate of suspended anima
tion for no other reason than that the
handful of men who manage it are
trying to wear out the interest of the
voters in the work which it has in
hand. The whole affair is a flagrant
piece of trilling with the public.
It remains for the voters to defeat
the disgraceful tactics of the enemies
of direct primaries -by continuing to
demand the passage of a good law
similar to the original Oglesby bill.
The example of the direct plurality re
publicans, an organization represent
ing some thousands of voters of this
city, is sending letters to the legisla
tors giving strong reasons w'.iy direct
primaries, not .plurality primaries,
should be granted the people, ought to
be followed by every citizen who be
lieves iu popular rule of political
The manhood of the people should
impel them not to surrender to the
underhand tactics of the little crowd
of men who are trying by every de
vice they can think of to escape from
the voters' mandate.
That the democratic minority in the
state legislature has made a consist
ent fight for a direct primary election
law. no one can honestly deny. The
minority has been leading in.tae fight
for primary legislation for years. It
has been opposed by the republican
majority, however, with the result
tnat correct primary legislation was
It is said by some republicans in ex
planation of this, that the democrats
were fighting for primary legislation
not because they really wanted such
legislation or thought they could get
it, but because they knew they couldn't
get it and used this as a means to liar
rass and embarrass the majority.
No one nevertheless questions
the vigorous character of the fight
which the democrats have made. They
have made it in all sincerity, and with
a view to creating a more democratic
government in Illinois. As a proof of
their sincerity, it is necessary-
only to point the attitude of the
minority during the last session and
the present "hold-over" session, in
persistently concentrating all their ef
fort to force the republican majority
to break away from boss rule and ma
chine politics long enough to pass fl
correct primary law. If the demo
crats had been acting inconsistently
or insincerely in their demands for
correct primary legislation, tney would
not now bo as insistent as they are
for its enactment
A close study of the actual situation
as it is and has been, presents a pre
ponderance of fact that not only has
the democracy in the legislature been
making a persistent and sincere strug
gle for primary legislation, but that
persistency has forced the boss-con
trolled, 'machine-manipulaied republi
can majority into the position the ma
jority now finds so embarrassing, that
is, the majority know they must yield
to the democratic and public demand
and give the state a correct primary
law, or, as republican papers them
selves declare, expect to have the re
publican majority in the legislature
wiped out i)y a disgusted and enraged
constituency who are astonished at
the political perfidy of a legislature
which has so sullenly and reluctantly
with great waste of time and at heavy
expense to. the public, delayed pass
ins of a primary law. If this state
had had a legislature, with a majority
as sincere in desire to have primary
legislation as the minority has been
Illinois would have had a correct pri
mary law long ago.
The minority presented a democratic
primary bill and implored the republi
cans to unite with them in enacting it
into Nlaw. The republicans, loyal to
their bosses and faithful to the ma
chines, answered "no." Then the
democrats offered their support for
any good primary bill the republican
might advance. v
When the Oglesby bill was present
ed the democrats said to the republi
cans: "We will vote with you to give
the people of Illinois a primary law.'
How dogged the republicans have 1
been in their refusal to do their duty.
Hie people of Illinois should and do
realize now only too well. The re
publican majority, now that they find
they are forced into a corner with no
chance of escape, finally conclude that
possibly it would be advisable to enact
primary legislation in behalf of the
dear people," for political effect.
The people of Illinois will not soon
forget how this boss-manipulated leg
islature had to be whipped into the
coiner, and even while in the corner
re making means of escape, fearing
as they do th9 ire of the bosses if they
ield even under such heavy pressure
to public opinion.
It behooves the minority to lay on
the lash with more vigor than ever.
iid to stand harmoniously for enact
ment of a primary Jaw patterned after
not identical with the Oglesby bill.
This republican majority deserves re
pudiation for its procrastination and
costly trifling with public sentiment.
even if a primary law is enacted under
pressure. Certainly such repudiation
must be so severe as to make a com
plete change in the personnel of this
republican majority, if such an addi
tional oigrage should be perpetrated
upon the state and the people as final
failure to enact, the kind of law the
A Cure for Misery.
'I have found a cure for I he misery
malaria poison produces," says It. M.
James of Louellen. S. C. "It's called
Electric Bitters, and comes in 50 cent
bottles. It breaks up a case of chills
or a bilious attack in almost no time;
and it puts yellow' jaundice clean out
of commission." This great
medicine and blood purifier
quick relief in all stomach, liver and
kidnev complaints and the misery of
line back. Sold under guarantee
hergus Daily Sfyort Story
"When Ben Came Home." By Lester Rose.
(Copyrighted, 1907, by Horuer Sprague.)
Vesta sank wearily upon a shoe box
and gazed forlornly about her. The
last of the packing was accomplished.
The last nail had hecii'driven Iioni:
into the shoe bos. which contained ths
books that were to be kept out for tlio
new home. The rest of the belovej
library remained in the cafes, gaps
showing where the selections had been
The corner of-the' lower slvelf had
been the resting place of the blue and
silver "Pilgrim's Progress" ever since
Vesta could reniember. .a book to be
A BROWN BAND CLOSED OVER HER S LEN
taken out Sunday afternoons and car
ried to the gentle mother, who patient
ly explained time after time the mean
ing of the fascinating woodcuts.
There was a very large gap where
the encyclopedias had been. She had
bought those with the eggs and butter
money. As her eyes roamed over the
partly filled cases she could fill every
gap from memory.
And as it was with the books, so was
it with the rest of the household Ikv
longings. Here and there a blank cor
ner rn.inded.ber of some familiar ob-
Dog's Cold Nose
is a sign of health, but warm
nose means sick do g. Doctors
Judge a dog by his nose
and a man by his hands.
Folks with cold hands need
Cold hands often mean thin
blood, low vitality and poor
feeding. SCOTT'S EMULSION
has warmth and vitality and
feeding power In it In con
sumption and other wasting
diseases it feeds the blood and
gives the power to produce
flesh, it it ti it n
All Draccutss 50c and $1.00.
1 it rL'Si
MRS. BRADLEY, P 0RIA
iiihnii i iiiiui i sj ) ut.ru
Founder of Polytechnic Institute and
Liberal Giver to the :
Peoria, 111.. Jan. 17. Mrs. Lydia K.
Bradley died at her home here yester
day at the age of 92. Mrs. Bradley,
whose fortune is estimated at $4,000,.
000. is the founder of the Bradley Poly
technic institute of Peoria. She dona
ted the land and expended hundreds
of thousands of dollars iu builings and
equipment, as a memorial to her cliil
ren. The late Dr. Harper, president of th ?
University o Chicago, was associated
with her, planning and directing the
work which her wealth carried out.
She, also is founder of the Bradley
home for aged women, and in memory
of her daughter has given the city of
Peoria the magnificent Laura Bradley
park. Her private and religious bene
factions were far-reaching, her busi
ness interests great, and carried on
Mrs. Bradley's birthplace was in
Switzerland county, Indiana, where her
education was in a mud plastered log
school house. She wove her husband's
wedding suit upon a hand loom. Slu
came of stanch old revolutionary Mock,
her father, Jiealy Moss, being a eai:.iin
in the continental army. She was a
prominent member of the Society of
the D. A. It.
A Higher Health Level.
"I have reached a higher health
level since 1 began using Dr. King's
New l,ife Pills,' writes Jacob Springer
of West Franklin, Maine. "They keep
inei .11111 "unri.i inii)i5
If these pills disappoint
you on trial, money will bo refunded
at all druggists. 25 cents.'
Ject how slacken in the wood sdied.
Very little was to be shipped, for the
way was far and freight rates were
high. Tomorrow the neighbors would
gather and John Berwln would hang
out the red flag. By nightfall the
house would be emptied and its con
tents scattered through the farmhouses
for miles around.
Tears came unbidden to Vesta's
eyes as she looked about. Her earliest
memories were of the homely living
room with its rag carpet and the com
fortable rocking chairs on either side
of the stove in winter or standing in
front of the north windows in summer,
when the double sashes were taken
down and the- wiiui blew through the
house, softly seeltffd ly the blooms
from the orchard an the other side of
the well kept fence.
It was the only home Vesta had ever
known. It seemed to the tired girl
that she could never learn to love an
other half so well.'
Until her mother's death Vesta had
been shielded from nil troubles. After
she had come .back from the little
burial ground on a hill she had found
occupation and forgetfulness In her
efforts to make her father forget his
loss. She bud even refused to marry
Ben Folsom because she had consid
ered it her duty to stay by her father
and comfort hiin in bis sorrow.
Ben had gone west and she was left
more than ever alone. Then bad come
that terrible day, a year and a week
nfter her mother's death, when her
father had driven into the yard with
Sadie Connors, who had been teaching
school over at the corners, and had
announced his marriage.
Vesta tried to learn to love this
gaunt, bustling woman, whose every
trait was the antithesis of the woman
whose place she took, but the new
Mrs. Brewster had repulsed every ad
vance. She hated young persons. She
had married to be rid of them, and she
treated the stepdaughter with scant
The ways of the household were
amended to suit her radical tastes.
The pld rockers were sent to the attic
as too old fashioned and two upholster
ed monstrosities h:ul taken their places.
The other memorials of Vesta's niothei
quickly followed . the rockers to the
garret. and the bouse was completely
changed i:i appearance, as were the oc
cupants in their attitude toward each
And now even the old homestead
was to be given up. The fertile farm
was to be sold nud the household goods
to be auctioned off. Mrs. Brewster
had decided that the northwest offer
cd greater opportunities for her bus
band, and they were to move to Man!
toba and start afresh in the wheat
Mrs. Brewster bustled into the room.
"Come and eat some supper," she coin
manded. "Don't sit there looking as
though you were too weak to waik.
I've done twice as much as you have
today, and I got the supper, too, out
I don't look half as tired as you qo.
Stop mooning here In the dark,' anS
come out and have a cup of tea."
"I don't feel like eating," answered
Vesta, the sobs rising in her throat
To this womau the abandonment of
the home meant nothing. She could not
understand what it meant to the girl.
Mrs. Brewster turned away.
"You'll be hungry by and by," she
said sharply. "There'll be some cold
things in the pantry, but I'm not golug
to make any more tea."
She hustled out and left Vesta to her
self. Wearily the girl rote from the
box and left the house. She could
hear her father laughing nud jokln
with her stepmother, aud the uoise of
mirJnfeJI.offejus.Iyely .uwuu her .ears
AH we ask
The oldest residents of Rock Island declare they never saw such
remarkable bargains in clothing that's what makes this sale
THE TALK OF THE TOWN.
NNew bargains go on sale tomorrow. Better come early, as
the low prices at which they are marked will move them quick
ly. Read on:
$12 to $15
Suits and Overcoats
Men's single trousers
. Your choice of any
the store 40c.
The dusk 'was deepening to dark n:.
the air was chill, but Vesta- did not fcvl
the need of a shawl. She wandered
down the road, past the white gate to
the little bridge that spanned .the creek.
Here she loved to lean upon the rail
and watch the sunset over the fertile
fields. The sun bad long since dropped
below the hills, but the girl's over
wrought imagination could'conjure up
the scenes of the past. She leaned
upon the rail and looked out ncrosstue
fields, now bristling with the frost
kissed stubble. She could see again
the glories of the waning day.' She
could nlmost hear a voice whispering
In her ear.
Her hands clutched the rough bark
of the wood as in memory she lived
over that night when she bad sent Ben
Folsom away because she thought it
her duty to remain with her father and
console him for his loss, stie thought
of the sharp faced woman who was
sitting opposite him at the kitchen ta
ble discussing their new home in the
west, and then she thought of the gen
tle faced woman who still lived in her
daughter's heart, if not In her hus
band's. So lost was.she.ii) her thoughts that
U0 2V AVI
Rock Island. III.
Our stock of watches speaks
eloquently of good things, and
there are many people whose
happy experiences confirm the
reliability and worth of them.
Our success as watch sellers
has not been merely fortuitous,
but is the result of the unwaver
ing integrity and knowledge
gained by long years of study.
Thus you have more reason to
consider this store as an object
worthy of your seeking.
170? a AVI
Rock Island. III.
t301-lS03i 2nd. Ayc B0CE UU0
Talk of the
$18 to $20
Suits and Overcoats
Same Reductions in Children's Clothing.
she never heard the quick 'tread of an
approaching pedestrian nor heeded his
presence until a brown band closed
over her slender fingers.
"Did I startle youV" demanded Ben
as she started back with a cry. "1
was on my way to your house. I got
In this afternoon and heard the news.
Do you want to go to Canada. Vesta?"
"I would rather die," she murmured
passionately. "It is like a second
burial to go away and leave mother
up there on the hill all alone."
"And your father?" he asked gently.
"Do you still feel that he needs you
more than I do?"
"How much do you need me?" she
"So much that I have come almost
across the continent to ask you again
if you ' will marry me," he declared.
"I have done well out west far bet
ter than I anticipated. I can buy the
farm. Perhaps we can arrange with
your father to buy the furniture, too.
and we will make a new home where
the old one was. Are you willing.
"Not for the sake of a home." said
Vesta softly, "but because you want
mo, Ben, and because I want you, too,
American Ships Slow.
It is but natural that Americans
should feel regret that we have been
taking such slight part in the advance
ment of ship building, and have allow
ed the English "builders,, to turn out
such record breaking ships as the L.u
sitana and the Mauretania proved to
be. It is also only natural for a sickly
woman to want Hostetter's Stomach
Bitters first of all, because past exper
ience has proven that it is not only
safe and reliable, but when taken
promptly at the first sign of distress,
immediate relief is assured. It is
therefore a wise plan to always keep
a bottle handy for some member of the
family is apt to need it when least ex
pected. It cures poor appetile, insom
nia, headache, bloating, heartburn,
vomiting, dyspepsia, indigestion, colds
and malaria. Try a bottle, also ask
for our 190$ Almanac. It is free and
Inflammatory Rheumatism Cured in
Morton L. Hill of Lebanon, Ind.,
says: "My wife had inflammatory
rheumatism in every muscle and joint
her suffering was terrible and her bod
and face were swollen almost beyond
recognition; had been in bed for six
weeks and had eight physicians, but
received no benefit until she tried Dr.
Detchon's Relief 'for Rheumatism. It
gave immediate relief and she was
able to walk about in three days.
am sure it saved her life." Sold by
uiio urotjan, iduj. second avenue,
Rock Island;. Gust Schlegel, 20 West
Second street, Davenport.
$22.50 to $25
Suits and Overcoats
Men's fine Dress Shirts, white
excluded $1 quality, now 78c.
Men's $1.25 Shirts now $1.
$1.50 Shirts $1.15.
Men's 50c and 75c Shirts 45c.
75c Jersey Flannel . Shirts 40c.
$1 Jersey Flannel Shirts 80c.
The Price of Peace.
The terrible itching and smarting,
incident to certain skin diseases, is al
most instantly allayed by applying
Chamberlain's Salve. Price 23 cents.
For sale by all druggists.
Take De Witt's Kidney and Bladder
pills. They promptly relieve backache
and weak back. Sold by all druggists.
1 What to Eat? I
utner questions are settled or "
abandoned as the years go by O
bu'. this one remains. This store O
is here to help you solve it. 8
Good living depends as much q
upon good judgment in buying, V
as upon a good income. This x
store's patrone, rich and poor p
alike, are all "GOOD LIVERS." 8
Here are a few of the price re- Q
ductiotjs we are making: o
C lbs. California Prunes 25c Q
1 gal. X. O. Molasses 40c O
4 cans Sweet Corn 25c O
Tomatoes, per can 1Cc o
i lb. glass Dry Beef 10c
2 cans Baked Beans.... 15c
Small Beets, per cad 5c 2
C cans Sardines .'.25c
Large jar Tiger Brand O
Preserves 35c o
3 bars 20 Mule-Team 8
Borax Soap 10cgQ
3 quarts Yellow Peas 25c2o
Grape Nuts, per package 11cE
3 cans Jam 25cEO
3 cans Salmon 25c
3 5c boxes Matches 10c
3 packages Washing Powder. 10c
Olive's, per quart 30c
Sweet Mixed Pickles, per qt.20cl
Iarge bottle Sweet
Gherkin Pickles 20cj
Large bottle Mixed Pickles. .20cfcO
2 bottles Sweet Pickles 15cj
2 bottles Sour Pickles 15ci
2 bottles Chow Chow 15cj
2 hottles Pickled Onions. .. .15cl
2 bottles Spanish Pepper
LARSON & LARSOnf
Old Phone West l83. .New 'ob.ia.K,
2 Cor. 7th Ave. and 15th St, gg