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THE ARGUS. ATI7HD AY. FEBRUARY 15. 1908.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1C21
Second avenue. Rock Island, 111. fEn
lered at the postofflce as second-class
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 cents per week.
Weekly, $1 rer year in advance.
All communtratlons of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tion. No sucn articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures. ,
Correspondence solicited from every
township in Rock Island county.
tons have become an essential feature Anderson and Marion La will. The
of. the preliminary operations of the consolation favors Svere awarded to
friends of real and prospective caudi- Miss Ethel Cameron, Miss Edna Rains,
dates for president. They are like the John Anderson ad Robert Ransou.
proverbial straw in showing the di- The house was elaborately decorated
rection of the political wma. " iiu hearts and things suggestive of Val-
L It is announced that the factories entine day. Refreshments were served
are busy making the buttons, which 'during the evening.
will be ready for sale the moment the!
nominations are made. If the conjee- j Children Have Merry Evening.
tures of the button makers prove in- Master Rayrnnn.r Russell, son of Mr.
correct, they are prepared to substiarid Mrs. J. C. Russell of 1330 First
tute the right names with lightning avenue, pleasantly entertained a num-
rapidity. There will be no scarcity of (ber of his young friends at a valentine
buttons.. party last evening. The house was
prettily decorated with red hearts and
the evening was spent pleasantly in
games and mu.iic Those present were:
Gladys Moore, Marcus Brough, Merlin
Martin, Grace Hansen, Ralph Martin.
Carl Swanson Gladys Mesmer, Harold
Armour, Albert Grant, Margaret Nich
ols. Raymond Russell, Thekla Heim-beck.
Saturday, February 15, 1908.
Hetty Green declares the rich are
facing poverty. You can bet lU-tty
One of the results of the primaries
in Ohio is the elimination of Foraker
from politics, but he does not seem
to know it. "
While the Oklahoma legislature was
passing a law against serving food in
cracked disii?s, why did it overlook the
fly in the milk
A New Yorkor claims that while
passing through Central park at an
early ( morning hour he saw a. meteor
with a head of yellow, green and blue
and a long red tail, from which sparks
ilew. The prohibition wavo may and
may not have reached New York.
The supreme court of the United
States will be largely made over dur
ing the next presidential term. The
judges are appointed by the president,
and should a man of Roosevelt's well
known belief in a strong centralized
government be elected, he can almost
control both the executive and judicial
branches of Hie government to his
Summaries furnished to members of
the Chicago board of trade confirm
the recent assertion to a French sa
vant that the world's population is in
creasing its consumption of wheat
faster than it is increasing its wheat
crops. In the United States in 1871
the population o 39,000.00 put 20,000,
000 acres int-j wheat and .was lucky
enough to produce 231,000,000 bushels
which amounted to 5.8 bushels for
every man, woman and child. But
each man, woman and child ate only
4.7 bushels. In 1901 the acreage iu
wheat had inceeased to 748,000,000
bushels, which was 9.7 bushels per
capita, and tho exports were 41 per
cent of the cro; instead of 22 per cent
in 1S71. But in 1907 the 85.000,000
people of tho Urited States only had a
crop of 7.4 bushels per capita 034.-
OOO.GOO bushels one reason being that
fewer acres were planted to wheat.
The consumption had increased, how
ever, to 7.1 bi'thels for every man,
woman and child, which left the ex
port less and was one big factor in
making "dollar wheat."
Now it is tin price of coin that is
climbing, dao. it is said, to the nonr
quality of the torn crop of 1907; so
much of it was not fit to be kept long
that the really good corn has com
manded better prices.
As soon as field work begins again
the shipments will drop and the de
mand is exnectcd to advanco m ;f
The outburst of Mr. Leake of New
Jersey, in denunciation of Mr. Bryan
before congress, the other ' day, dis
played one pr. tioularly weak point.
"Mr. Bryan's familiarity with the dec
alogue better qualifies him for the pul
pit than for th-i presidency," said Mr.
Leake, who, by the way, professes to
be a demoem. There is a wide
spread opinion in this country that
lamiliarity with the decalogue is not
a handicap in the presidency or any
other official position.
Now comes r'no sad information that
our old frienl, Gassaway Davis, will
have to thread his way through life
alone, and the maiden whom he prom
ised to marry will have to seek balm
for her bruised heart in Gilead or else
where. The course of true love never
did run smooth, we are told, and such
love as exists between octogenarian
millionaires anl young women, often
gets hard jolts when the daughters
and other members of the old man's
family object to the matrimonial alli
ance, to the union of December and
April, especially when December has
only piled up millions, and April noth
ing but pretty looks and enticing
Kryan States Ileal Issue.
Mr. Bryan does not apprehend the
purpose of the agitation for tariff re
form if he thinks it is to blind the
people to the trust question, says the
In an editorial in the current is
sue of the Commoner he says that the
paramount issue in the coming cam
paignIs not the tariff; the issue 1
whether the government shall be ad
ministered by the people, in the in
terest of the whole people, or whether
It shall be administered for the bene
fit of trusts. ,
That is precisely the position taken
by tariff revisionists, who are virtual
ly the people. At present the govern
ment, in the important department of
the tariff, is administered for the bene
fit of trusts and not for the benefit of.
the people. The whole people are
heavily and unjustly taxed to enrich
the trusts, of which, as the late H. O.
Ilavemeyer said on a memorable oc
casion, the tariff is "the mother." The
.object to this taxation, which is no
longer necessary to build up the in
fant industries of the country.
The trusts are strong, and they are
determined that their great advantages
shall not be taken away from them
If they can prevent it. They will
fight to the last ditch to keep special
privileges that are undeniable injuri
ous to the people.- But the people are
just as determined that they shall no
' longer be mulcted, and the Issue of
the next campaign will therefore be
whether the government, through the
tariff, shall be administered by the
people, In the interest of the whole
people, or whether it shall be admin
istered for the benefit of trusts.
With the slight difference, the peo
pie will agre with, Mr. Bryan in his
statement of the issue. The tariff is
the mother of trusts, and revision of
the tariff will prevent trusts from' eat
ing up the people.
Society news, written or teleDhoned
to the society editor of The Argus, will
le gladly received and published. But
in either case the identity nf the sender
must be made known, to insure relia
bility. Written notices must bear sig
nature and address.
Sunday School Valentine Party. A
most enjoyable and unique valentine
laity was given last evening by the
Sunday school of the First Baptist
church in the Sunday school rooms.
The rooms were gay in their decora
tions of strings of hearts and valen
tines and placed about the rooms were
booths at wliicti confections were sold.
A postoffice was one of the unique
features of tho evening. Valentines
were written, i ostod with red hearts
and after going through, the hands of
the 'postmaster were delivered by car
riers to those in the audience. An in-
p , f
lorniai program was given by mem
bers of the infant class including two
vocal solos by i ii tie Miss Alio Journey
which were deserving of special men
tion. The program also included an
original poem by J. W. Welch. The
affair was largely attended and proved
most enjoyable and successful in every
Entertain Young People. The
Misses Sarah Woithington and Blanche
Ramskill at 'he home of the latter,
1003 Eleventh avenue, last evening en
tertained a company of about 40 young
people at a valentine party. The
house was elaborately decorated with
strings of hear.s and valentines. Games
of different kinds were played and
the ladies wroi valentines . to the
young men present. A delicious four
course luncheon was served, the valen
tine idea being carried out in the
courses, the sandwiches, cakes, candies
ices, etc., being heart shaped and done
in red and white. Several musical
numbers were given including solos by
J. G. Hazard and music by a mandolin
orchestra. Favors of candies in red
heart shaped boxes, tied with red rib
bons. were given.
Zircon Club Valentine Party. Miss
Eleanor Beale of 510 Twelfth street
last evening entertained the members
of the Zircon club at a valentine party
uames appropriate to the day were
played with the prizes falling to Miss
Julia Beck, Mrs. Robert Hanson, John
Ku( ton Makers Rusy.
The approaching presidential cam
paign has set the button makers to
work preparing for the rush orders
that are sure to come. Campaign but
ft! ON THE d
0 Installment Plan 0
WE LOAN ON
j Courteous Treatment j
$ MUTUAL LOAN C0.,$
PwiplM National Ilnnk building.
in 411, KM Inland. HI.
Trlrpboof, oia wrxt 122.
Oflloe hour. 8 a. ill. to 6 p. u.
AOprn MrUnrxdny and Saturday
evening to 0 p. m.
IN $ $ $ $ $ $ $ N!
Slie TIrgus Daily Sliort Story
"Leonie' s Favor." By Ina Wright Hanson.
(Copyrighted, 1908, M. M. Cunningham.)
South Rock Island Party. Miss
Margaret Flack entertained a number
of Rock Island and Davenport friends
last evening at a valentine party at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. ,Tonn
in South Rock Island. Tb hostess
was assisted in, receiving by George
agner. Tho home was prettily dec
orated in red and white hearts and
the same color scheme was carried out
the dainty lijich that was served
tiring the evening. Games and con
tests appropriate to the occasion were
played. Miss L'ilian Williams of Rock
Island and Arthur Jones of Davenport
takins the rrizs
Silver Circle has Party. The mem
bers of the Silver Circle of the First
Methodist church and their friends to
the number of about 40 were enter-
ained Thursday evening by Misses
Jennie and Clara Ackermann at their
home, 421 Fourth street, at a lean
ear valentine party. Games of vari
ous kinds were played, and there were
several musical selections, including
solos by Robert Qloudas and Arthur
Jonnasen. A fine lunch was served
and the time passed merrily.
Company at Cinch. Mr. and Mrs.
W. A. Mosher. at their home. 921
Fourteenth street, entertained a com
pany of friends last evening at cinch.
Three tables were played, Mrs. Rod
erick and W. J. Rogers taking the first
prizes, and Mrs. C. W. Hedberg and
M.'J. Roderick received the consola
tion favors. Hearts and valentine
were used in the decoration of the
house. The hostess served a nice
lunch after the games.
Against a great rock we. sat, Leouie
and I, and Leouie was reading aloud.
Yesterday we had sat there, and the
day before and many days before that,
reading or talking or looking silently
at the sea foam piling up against other
rocks out In the blue distance, and ev
ery day I had loved Leouie more.
On this day I had thought to tell h,cr
so, but now that the day had come my
words were held. Before me stood
duty, .grim vlsaged and cruel eyed. Be
side me sat Leouie, slim, radiant, en
trancing. "Fair lord, whose name I know not no
ble it is:
I well believe the noblest will you wear
My fa,vor at this tourney?" 'Nay," said
"Fair lady, since I never yet have worn
Favor of any lady In the lists."
Leouie looked up at me, her brown
eyes full of the glory of the master
"Shouldn't you like to have lived In
those days?" she asked. "Think of re-
Give Masquerade Ball. The Eudor-
ah Rebekah lodge, Xo. 73, last evening
gave a Valentino masquerade ball at
Odd Fellows' hall which was largely
attended. Mu.s'.e for the dancing was
furnished by Mrs. Wrixon's orchestra.
The prizes for the best costuhies were
awarded to Mirs Dale and Chester
Cralle. For tha most comic cost tun:?,
the prizes we-e given to Miss Stange
and Thomas McLean.
Children's -Valentine Party. Master
Earl Vermere at his home, 401 Seventh
avenue, entertained about 10 of his
little friends at a valentine party last
evening. Many valentines were dis-
ributed from the valentine box.
Games and contests were enjoyed by
11. Light refreshments were served.
The 23's Have Box Sociable. The
'. s nad a box sociable last evening
which was attended by about 40 young
people. A program was given and the
boxes were auctioned off by El wood
Fry. Games were played. Miss Tubbs
receiving the first prize and Miss Allie
Negus the booby prize.
Announce Engagement. Announce
ment is made of the engagement of
Miss, Pearl Josephine Klein, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Klein of 121!
Brady street, Davenport, to Julius
John Ochs of Davenport. Both young
people have many friends in this city
who will extend heartiest congratula
tions. f ,J
Dance at Tower Inn. This evening
a company of high school boys will
give a dancing party at the Watch
Tower inn. Music will he furnished
by Mrs. Wrixon's orchestra.
"I SHOULD STAT AT HOME AND FBAY AND
Hustling the Panama Canal.
News domes from Panama that work
on the canal" is progressing more rap
idly tnn was calculated in the official
estimates, and that the engineers in
charge are making good in fine style.
A medicine to make good in cases of
stomach, liver and bowel disorders
must be absolutely pure and possess
intrinsic merit. Hostetter's Stomach
Bitter3 possesses these requirements,
ana, in addition, have been thoroughly
tested for 54 years. Then, surely, it
must be the. remedy you are looking
for to restore your appetite, aid diges
tion and regulate the bowels. Get a
bottle today and test its value for
your ovn satisfaction. It cures heart
burn, belching, headache, dyspepsia,
muigestion, insomnia,, backache, bil
nilcllflfc nnM, I . . -.
....o.a, cuiua, grip, iemaie ins, gen
eral weakness and malaria, fever and
sue. ijie genuine has our private
stamp over the neck of bottle. Refuse
Suffering and Dollars Saved.
E. S. Loner of Marill:i NT Y kjivs
"I am a carpenter and have had many
severe cuts healed by Bucklen's Ar
nica Salce. It ha3 saved me suffering
and dollars. It is by far the best heal
ing salve I have ever found." Heals
burns, sores, ulcers, fever sores,
eczema and piles. 25 cents at all drug
All the news all the time The Argus.
celving your lady's favor and kissing
her band and riding away and riding
home again! Ah, but my part wait
ing at home while my knight was Iu
danger! That I shouldn't like."
"Maybe when be was about to ride
away you would have called him
back," I ventured. "Maybe you would
,have said: 'I need you to take care of
me. Let others do the lighting.' Would
"One can never tell what one will do
till the time comes," nhe answered, and
would have turned to her book again
but my band stayed her.
"Let me tell you a story, Leonie.
Once there was an orphan boy who
was adopted by a man aud brought
up as Lis own sou. The boy bad been
left money, but the man gave to him
other things love and sympathy, en
couragement and triist. When the boy
had grown to a man the foster father
sent him -out into the world to accom
plish his heart's desire. Did I say that
the boy's ambition was to write?"
"I understand, Arthur," she smiled.
"When the boy was going away he
tried to tell the man what he felt of
gratitude to him, but the man laid his
kind old hand on the boy's shoulder
and said, 'Never mind that now, but
some time when I make a request lot
you you will grant it.' Aud of course
the boy thought then, and said so, that
any request would be small in compar
ison fith what the man bad done for
"In a few years the young man had
become reasonably successful. In the
many times be saw his foster father
the request was not mentioned, but
the boy had not forgotten. Then one
day he met you, and you know what
that meant to him. You must know,
"I think I understand, Arthur," she
"Last night the letter came. My fos
ter father has made known bis re
quest." It was difficult to go on, looking into
Leonie's eyes, so full of trqst and hap
piness, and yes, I could see so full of
"The request Is- a year out of my life
to lie spent with him a year free of
all entanglements, as be expresses it.
In the matter of love affairs. It means
neither to see nor hear from the wom
an I love.' It means that if I grant the
favor I may not even tell the woman
1 love her and ask her to wait till the
year is done. Why couldn't he have
asked any other thing under the sua?
It must be a mere whim." I finished
Leonie was silent for a time. Her eyes
turned away from me, gazing out on
the feathery spray in the blue dis
tance. "We may all be dead in a year," i
Then Leonie sighed and. turned her
face to me and laid ber slim hand on
"The future is not ours," she answer
ed gravely. "Only today. It may be a
whim, but I think he has a reason, and
yon promised to grant his request, when
he should ask It I know now what. I
should) do if these were the days of
"What.' Leonief I asked sadly, for
now I knew that I must go.
"I should give my knight his favor
and send him' away, and I should stay!
at home and pray and wait,"
"Oh, Leonlel" I whispered. "Leonl!"
Shetopk. from the. lace at her white
thi-Oi't a'Tlriy blue' anTl gold sw;astfka
aud pinned it on my coat.
"This is instead of the 'red sleeve
broidered with pearls,' " she smiled.,
though her eyes were wet. "And you
shall wear it on your coat instead of
your helmet. Do you know what it
signifies, brave knight?"
It brings good luck and is a talis
man to ward off the evil eye," I an
swered, smiling, too, for had she' not
called me brave?
"That and more. The colors are loy
alty and royalty. The up and down
points are heaven and earth, the right
and left behind you and before you
time and eter-nity. The symbol niean
that you are not free from personal re
sponsibility while you wear it. It
means noblesse oblige, dear knight.
Ride forth to your promise; be brave
and strong, and victory will lie yours.'
So I kissed my lady's favor and then
her hand and rode away.
Aside from my desire for Leonie oi
news concerning her, my year with my
foster father was a pleasant one. Ilii
library was full of books, his mind a
storehouse of ideas concerning travel.
history and romance. He gave me my
mornings for- writing, aud I wrote
much, glad that out In the world Le
onie was reading and waiting.
The request he had asked might have
been a whim, but he gave, leaving Le
onie out of the question, much more
than he could have received. The year
was uearing its close when he spoke to
me of my future.
. "You have no idea of what these
months have leen to me, Arthur," he
said as we were walking one evening
by the lake in bis meadow.
"And they have been much to me,
sir," I answered truthfully.
"What would it mean to you to have
them last?" be asked, bitting some
goldenrod sprays with his cane, his
eyes on the yellow blossoms.
"It couldn't be quite like this, sir,'
I answered slowly, and then I told bim
about Leonie and the swastika.
"It wasn't a whim, boy, that has kept
you here," be replied, with a smile on
his fine old face. "You had begun
writing to me of this Leonie, and it
happened that I had seen the girl,
though she had not known my name.
I wanted to test her, boy. You have a
future before you which must not Ik;
spoiled by the wrong woman. Tomor
row go back to her and if she will
come bring ber to me. The old house
needs you both."
I had thought to find my lady whore
I had left her, but she was standing
under some poplar trees near her own
gate. As I came in eight of her a
vagrant breeze touebed the trees, and
a shower of yellow leaves fell around
ber like golden butterflies. I urged my
horse forward, and. sprang from my
I bad thought to greet ber in words
of the master poet, in language befit
ting ber true knight come safely home
but all my stammering tongue could ut
ter as her glad, welcoming face was
raised to mine was: "Leonie! Oh, Le
What those who know
say of the
"I have the highest opinion possible of the Knabe Piano,
which possesses qualities of action and varieties of tone color
that make it wonderfully responsive to artistic demands."
"Ccir.binc Vilh great volume of lone rare S3-Tipatlietic
and r.oLle tone colof and je:foct action."
"My expectations as lo tha Knabe Pianos were
even surpassed by the reality."
"A pianist having such a wonderful instrument under his
fingers is able to express his Innermost thoughts."
"Their sound and touch are more sympathetic to my ears H
and hands than all others of the country."
"From fullest conviction, I declare them to he the best
instruments in America.
Beyond question they are
The World's Best Piano today.
1726-28 Second Avenue,
Rock Island, III.
that she will' prove It by' rolling M her
own sleeves and going to work. Plans
for the remarkable contest are going
The majority favor setting the two
women at work each in a bome of the
same number or rooms unuer about
the same conditions. A committee will
be named, and credits will be given
for time consumed and for the condi
tion of kitchen, bedroom and living
rooms at noon.
Use DeWitfs Little Early Risers;
pleasant little pills. They are easy to
take. Sold by all druggists.
Charrrberlain's Cough Remedy a
"We prefer Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy to any other for our children,"
says Li. j. uoodburv of Twining.
.Mich. "It has also done the work for
is in hard colds and croup, and we
take pleasure in recommending it."
For sale by all druggists.
SILK FROM GRASS.
W. S. Devery to Utilize Product of the
Rackaway Marshes. '
William S. Devery, New Y'ork's for
Dior chief of jKiliee, is about to produce
from the vegetation of the Rockaway
marshes a fabric tine as silk, so he
He says this fabric can be used foi
anything for which the textiles made
from the cocoon are employed. . Just
what the fabric is and how it is treat
ed he declines to say. and little "apper
taiuin' to and touchin' thefcon" car
be learned beyond the fact that a com
pauy is to bo formed and the looms of
France will lie brought iuto competi
tion with a marsh silk which will bt-
only half as expensive as that which
owes its origin to the silkworm.
"Call it?" remarked Mr. Deery wher
asked for details. "Well, I haven'.
dealt with that phase of the question
How would Azclina do? When those
Frenchmen get in the race with it they
will find It a 100 to 1 shot walking int
homes of refinement to a brilliant fin
lsn. Azelina will certainly le gono
some if that is what we nominate it
I don't know but what we might or
ganize the Paffy Down Dilly Silk com
pany, and when everything Is In good
shape wu certainly will give the pub
lic a run for its money.
"What is It? Not on your life. There
are too many of those bright chemist
boys around, and if I went into the
details they would be making it, anO
there would be nothing more in it for
W. S. Devery. But you can take this
from me, and that is that it Is a new
inribvation and. superior to anything
MISTRESS YERSUS MAID.
Servant Accepts Challenge of Society
Woman For Contest In Housework.
Ilanna Olson, a servant girl in Eoone
la., who says domestics cannot afford
to work for less than a dollar a day
declares she will accept the challeng
of Mrs. M. J. Foster, society woman
also of Boone, for a week's contest it
housework. Mrs. Foster alleges that
dollar a day is too much for servants
that most.of thenvare incompetent. ahc"
Beneficial to elderly ceoirie
who suffer from dryness of
mouth and throat. inboxMoniy.
Raise Your Salary
Fast Being Realized by Rock Island
A little backache at first.
Daily increasing till the back is lame
Urinary disorders quickly follow.
Diabetes and finally Bright's disease.
This is the downward course of kid-
Don't take this course.
James Grimes, 1728 Third avenue,
Moline, 111., says "I suffered from kid-
ley disease and its kindred ailments
or years. The most severe symptons
were pains across my loins and con
tinual backache. I could not stoop or
ift anything without enduring sharp
shooting pains through my back and
shoulders. The secretions of the kid
leys were very irregular, causing me
nuch annoyance, particularly at night
Ahen I would have to get up many
Inies. I tried many remedies but was
mable to get any relief until I heard
if Doan's Kidney Pills. I immediately
iroCured a box and after taking them
n accordance with the directions the
oalns besan to leave me, the secre
tions became regular, and in a very
diort time I was completely cured.
jan conscientiously say that I owe my
iresent good health to Doan's Kidney
Pills, and am glad to recommend them
o anyone suffering from any form of
Plenty more proof like this from
Rock Island people. Call at Harper
House pharmacy and as what custo
For sale by all dealers. Price 50c.
tf'oster-Milburn company, Buffalo, N. Y.
ole agents for the United States.
Remember the name Doan's and
'ake no other.
Not directly, but by saving
you a dollar or two a week on
your table- provisions. And
isn't it just as well to have your'
grocer raise your salary as to
have your employer raise it?
Y'OU get the money in either
case. Look over this, combina
tion order: v
FIVE POUNDS GRANULATED
SUGAR FREE WITH
8 bars Santa Claus or
Swift's Pride soap
C hars fancy toilet
8 cans Sardines
1 pound can Rumford
2 one-pound pkgs. Wash-
burn-Halligan coffee 50
1 pound package Washburn
Halligan Pure Quill
1 dozen boxes of r
1 large bottle of
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Old Phone west 983, New C535.
X Cor. 7th Ave. and 15th St
Costs a Little More Than Other.
Sold by all dealers in the trl
cities. Retail -price now $1.75.
per sack. If your grocer won't
fill your order for OCCIDENT,
telephone North 1024-Y, and we
will Bee that you are supplied.
- Russell-Miller Milling Co,
Room 8, Masonic Temple, Davenport,
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