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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, NOVKJVnSKR 20, 1909.
-JCj ' ; J. THE ARGUS. Published Dally and Weekly at 16t Becoad avenue, Rock Island, IlL IEn lered at the ' postofflce ' aa second-class matter. . , BY THE J. W. POTTER CO. TERMS. Dally, 10 cents per week. fWeekly. $1 per year In advance. I All communications ot argumentative character, political or religious, must have real name attached for publica tion. No such articles will be printed bver fictitious signatures. Correspondence solicited from every Itownahlp In Rock Island county. Saturday, November 20, 1909. THANKSGIVING. A soul to guide, A mind to know. And hands to work withal. To win from life the best it has; Heeding the Inner call To sacrifice whatever things Impede the "Higher Way" .For these I have a thankful heart Today, and every day. A. H. McQuilkln. f Now are you not glad you have been & consistent booster for Rock Island fright along? j. . Senator Aldrlch'a remarks upon a central bank do not seem to be a whit more popular than his tariff bill. s Rockford Star: Tenderly the gentle autumn lingers at the trysting stile of winter. Amateur bards will please complete the "pome." Contributions to the Red Cross fund for the Cherry sufferers show that the great good heart of the American people is still warm. Matters have reached a desperate stage in Chicago when the citizens' in vestigation committee must engage a private vault in which to safeguard its evidence against the "city hall gang." The new factories are coming. So is the belt lino, and so ara the interur bans. In fact, all that Rock Island has been longing and waiting for is in Eight. Keep up the booster spirit and every hope will be realized. Senator Aldrich declines to discuss the tariff in his western campaign, and It cannot be said that he has thrown much light upon the scheme of a cen tral bank on Lis tour. The favorite field of Aldrich is the senate, where he has a subservient majority at his heels. Tho sugar trust now looms up as a wholesale offender againjt the laws of tho nation. It has been -sweetening its coffers through bribery and corruption of the most flagrant form znl this time the man "higher up" should be reached. v With one of Mol'ne's great factories already breaking ground in Rock Is land for a branch that will employ S00 ' men, and another ready to establish one in Keck Island that will give em ployment to 300 men, the prospects for Rock Island are about as promising lust now as could be desired. Does anyone imagine" for a minute that a city that raised ?140,000 by pop ular subscription for the purpose of booming the town will experience any difficulty in raising a stock issue of $100,000 with guaranteed earnings of 7 per cent with Deere & Co. back of it, when the contingency is that Rock Island is to secure another factory that will employ 300 men? Guess not. Duty, Not Charity. From every part of the country are going out the appeals for help for tho widows and orphans of Cherry. Imme diate, instantaneous aid is needed to succor the distressed. While at thi3 timo the thoughts of all men are turned naturally on the need3 of the Immediate moment and every effort Is being made to hasten funds and assistance to the scene of the horror, nevertheless tho state's re sponsibility does not end there. In several months the tragedy at the mine at Cherry will no longer day by day be ' brought to the public's attention. The story of the disaster will be remem bered as one of the dread pages of his tory's crimson record. But the wid ows and orphans of Cherry must still exist. Their husbands and fathers, the sole bread winners of the family, had their lives snuffed out In the shaft of the mine. They must be fed and cloth ed, the homes maintained and the chil dren sent to school. For them the tragedy In the mine at Cherry will ever endure. Somewhere from the abundance of those whom the hand of fate has not touched so severely, they must receive the aid which will pre vent abject poverty and starvation. The funds from which they will draw win not be those of charity, but those levied aa a duty on society. - Another duty, the Qulncy Herald suggests, will soon devolve upon the states of this country, and that is to afford some Industrial insurance sys tem which will come to the aid of those who suffer through the death losses in mines and factories. While Industries are not compelled to bear losses of all kinds due to panic or dis aster, they are free from every liabili ty for accidents and deaths due most often to their own criminal careless Hess. In Europe a system .of indus trial Insurance has long been effective, creating a fund from which the wid ows, orphans and dependents of the vorkxnen who are killed are support- ed. The Industry and through the In dustry ultimately society must bear the burden of the creation of this fund. To the cost of every ton of coal, for in stance. Is added the small premium fee for the Industrial Insurance fund. As society demands that the work be done, so must society stand the re sponsibility for the cost of providing means for life to those whom the In dustry has left penniless and starving. Let all hasten with assistance to alleviate the suffering at Cherry. Also let us see to it that some arrangement is made for the permanent protection of those who Buffer most from indus trial disasters. Elements in the Making of a Greater I lock Island. Elements in the development of Greater Rock Island, following the activities of the Rock Island Club and the Rock Island Industrial commission, are materializing so rapidly these days as to almost surpass belief. And the beauty of It all Is that the achievement which was the foundation of it all, the raising of the booster fund a little over two years ago, was a consummation in which all the people participated. While it had its origin In an organiza tion devoted to the industrial and com mercial development of Rock Island, the accomplishment belonged to the people as a whole. It became the peo ple's project from the first, and It was only through the public spirit and lib erality, not of any class of citizens, but of the great body of the citizenship of Rock Island, that the undertaking was made a success.' As was said then, is true still: The man who gave accord ing to his means, $100, proved himself in act and in reality as much a booster, as much a contributor to the upbuild ing of Rock Island, as the man of great er opportunities who put his name down tot $5,000. Notwithstanding the fact that many instances have already been shown of how much that accom plishment meant for Rock Island, time will tell that those meh who contribu ted to that fund, no matter how little or how much, builded far better than they knew. They showed what Rock Island was capable of doing, and is still capable of doing, when the patriot ism of Its citizens and their loyalty to their city is appealed to. To apply a latter day expression, those men "were there with the goods." They made a record for the city that awakened both tho surprise and the admiration of other cities, and thus they laid the founda tion for attracting the attention of in vestors that is now beginning to bear abundant fruit. Great things are not accomplished in a night, but events have demonstrated t-liat since the rais ing of that booster fund Rock Island has been malting substantial gains. The steady, unfaltering step has d veloped Into a stride, and there has come a march of progress that is bound to land Rock Island among the fore most cities of the state. This Is just as certain as the day follows the night. When II. E. Casteel secured for the industrial commission what is known now as the industrial tract in the west end and placed it in the hands of the industrial commission for tho encour agement of new factories, the way was opened for the bringing in of factories. And they have come. The Standard oil cloth company, the butter tub works, the neck yoke factory and the tool com pany the latter which, although passing through a period of depression, Is agaiu on its feet all these Institutions are here through tho efforts of the Rock Island Club, the Rock Island Industrial commission and the cooperative spirit that provided the industrial addition and at the same time furnished the impetus to tho bringing of other fac tories here. With the practical certainty of the completion of the belt line destined to open the door to additional railroads and to afford the means for Interurbans coming Into the city from territory contiguous to Rock Island; with one of Moline's great plow companies having already . completed arrangements to locate a branch plant in the upper end of town, and another ready to estab lish one on the Industrial tract In the west end, Rock Island is brought to a realization of what is In store for it as the direct result of the progressive spirit evinced by the people In general when they gave of their holdings by common subscription to the Greater Rock Island development fund. The men to whose Judgment the expendi ture of this fund was entrusted have not been sleeping. They have been conservative in Its expenditure, but they have accomplished much. And while the coming of the two Mollne plants does not Involve the outlay of any of this money. It was the wide awake spirit shown at the time the money was raised that made Rock Ib land "look mighty good," not only in the eyes of neighboring cities, but to the country In general. Disappointment and discouragement and ofttimes re verses attend every great movement, but In the end It is the sum total that counts; and when. In a short space of time, Rock Island balances up Its books, It will be found that the spirit manifested In the raising of the Great er Rock Island industrial fund, and the booster and the get-together-and-push sentiment then created, has brought n harvest In which all will share. It will be shown that the booster and not the knocker has won the day. And there Is another side to the latest developments In the location of new factories In Rock Island throut tho establishment of plants kindred to great Mollne establishments. Th coming of one voluntarily to the east end, as fully recorded In The Argus during the past week, and the more than likely landing of another In the west end through the good offices of President Walter A. Rosenfield-of the Rock Island Club, evince a neighborly disposition on the part of . Rock Isl and's sister city, Mollne." The Argus has always contended that Rock Island and Moline are separated only in name, that so far as common Interests are concerned the boundary line is in visible, and that what la of concern to one Is of vital Importance to both. When the freight division headquar ters of the Rock Island road were transferred to the east end of Molin the position taken here was" that the people should rejoice that the center of railroad operation was still to re main In tho community, and when the same great road located its immense shops further east, but nevertheless in close communication with the two cities, it was a source of gratification in Rock Island as it was In Mo line. Rock Island did not murmur that the shops were established nearer to Moline than to Rock Island. And now it comes that two of Mo line's greatest industries are to link their fortunes with Rock Island. This city Is to share to a large extent In the advantages that such Industrial in stitutions bring to the locality in which they are established. And so the two cities are growing closer together each year. They may be welded in time, not only by indus trial ties, but who knows but by stronger bonds. The duty of the hour therefore is to make sure of the coming to the west end of the plant, which, through the effort of Captain Rosenfield, Is ready to locate here. This can be accom plished. Indeed it will be accomplished. State Civil Service. That the Illinois civil service statute Includes a large proportion of the state positions is noted from the examina tions held this week. There were ex aminations at Qulncy. Watertown. Springfield, Elgin, Kankakee, Jackson ville and other places. Positions are open to physicians, assistant physi cians, hospital attendants, store and bookkeepers, domestics, laborers, cooks, masons, shoemakers, tinners, plaster ers, and a score of other occupations. The wages are not exceptionally tempting, the highest salaried mention ed in the entire list being $125 per month for a physician which also in cludes his living. The examinations, so far as learned, have not been ex tremely severe, though many applicants-have little or no real conception of the duties required In certain of the positions. There is one civil service position in the state which is attracting consider able attention. It is that of executive secretary of the state charities commis sion. The salary fixed for the incum bent is $3, COO per annum. It was ex pected 'that this secretary would be appointed by the commission without the formality of a civil service exam ination, but the attorney general has ruled otherwise. The tests are not prohibitive, the possible 10 points of the examination resting on a paper setting forth' the education, training and personal quali fications of the applicant; another on the applicant's conception of the du ties of the position and Its relation to the field of charities, together with a report on one of the state institutions. The examination will be held In Chi cago in December. 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I lift you out of your sor row and trouble and start you on the path of happiness and prosperity. And if I do not faithfully fulfill every word and claim sworn to above, and give perfect satisfaction, then you pay me not one penny, you to be full judge. Business confidential. Hours, 10 a. m. to 8 p. m. ; Sundays. 1 to 6 p. m. Studio, No. 4, Swedish . Olive block, corner Fltfh avenue and Thirteenth street, Mollne, IIL . HENRY o y w ' - 5 If PV a i h If i " i J i 'i I :- ' 1 - ' I " " COFYfttOMT COMCOIMST. WASH o o Professor Gannett, chief geologist of the United States Geological Sur vey, and chairman of the committee which recently passed on Commander Peary's Arctic records. The Argus Daily Short Story Janet, the Factory Girl By Frank H. Sweet. Copyrighted, 1909. by Associated Literary Press. "Dingle, dongle, dingle, ding, ding, d-I-n-g," ended the first summons to the factory workers, the -.last "d-i-n-g" being long drawn out, as though the bell ringer, who was also the night watchman, was becoming; weary of the signal which ended and yet did not end his hours of labor. Ills regu lar visit to the peg clock lni each room was over, but now he must wait an other half hour to ring the last sum mons to the help. Janet . Ratcher was a sleepy head, and. though she beard and; recognized the last drawling "d-i-n-g" of the first bell, she made no effort to rise, but continued to lie there, gazlag sullenly at the window, through wlrlch a faint suggestion of daylight was r beginning to appear. Rain was pattering against It, and the chill of a falling i barometer had penetrated the room . until the mere thought of stepping tout upon, a cold floor brought an anticipatory shiver, and the factory was nearly a mile away. Janet was blue. She hail gone to bed In that condition, andf now she had awakened In the same way. It wan not until she heard la hesitat ing step below that she sprang from bed,, repentant, ashamed, ankl hurried into her clothes and downstfdrs. "Oh, mother," she cried, you ought not to have got up till I 'had a fire started! Here, let me throw this shawl around you." v "I was afraid you'd be luti dearie," her mother said apologetically. "I meant to have got up 6oonev and had something warm for you, Jbut over slept. It's too bad to havelto go ot: on a morning like this." "Well. I didn't oversleep,'Vconfes?e.l Janet, forcing herself Into temporary cheerfulness. "I was just - lazy and lay there studying about things. Lucky 1 had everything ready last night. I'll put the water lnrthls shal low pan so it'll heat quickly;Uzien we'll have coffee." She glanced attdie clock. "Twenty minutea, and It'll tatte twelve for me to walk to the factory. No, ma. you needn't put up a chair fijr me. I shan't sit down. I'll just tafte a bite and run. Don't you hurry, though. Walt till the victuals get wanmed over and the coffee's good, then take your time, ini help fill up the diiy. You must get awful lonesome beret by your self." "N-no, not so very," the old woman answered. "I have my knitting, ami there's the cat But I do look forward to your coming home, dearie.?' "I suppose so. I wish" Slie paus ed abruptly.. She must not make things any harder for the Invalid, who already bad to bear so much. &Qie took a few bites hurriedly and im silence, then slipped Borne bread and an apple Into a paper bag. Janet was all ready, with the hood of the waterproof drawn over) until it almost concealed her face, when her mother returned with the slippers and stockings rolled Into a umall package. This and the lunch she slipped? under the folds of the waterproof. TJien she poshed back the hood a little tin order to kiss her mother goodby. "Now I must hurry." she safld, "for time's up. Tonight I'll cook irp a lot of nice things an Indian pudding, maybe, and some brown bread. And you know, mother, Sunday's onlyithree days off, when we'll be together most all day." Outside the depressed feeltag re turned In Its full intensity. The rain beat in her face, the raw wind! crept through the waterproof and thincloth ing, the road was covered wllti two inches of soft, clinging mud, and it was still too dark for her to see her way clearly. , The next house was dark. Ths folks had sot got up yet and would not have to any more until it was- light. Mary Bosworth, her best frieud lived there, and the morning before Mary had joined her in the hurry .toward the milL But Mary was a very bright girl, wbo had studied drawing and other things and who was quicSc and imaginative in sketching designs and novelties. The day before she had been promoted to the position pf as sistant designer 'for the mill, and aft er, this she. would work In thel office GANNETT ami not have to go in until 9 o'clock. A depression in the road caused her to stumble, splashing, the mud up to her waist. Her lips quivered. She was not bright, like Mary. She could not do anything except make Indian pud ding and brown bread and cofxoe and thlng3 like that and spin. They did say she was the best spinner in the whole room. But spinning was no good to help one up to anything else. It meant that she could Just spin and spin and epin all the rest of her life. A halting footstep and an eager "Ja net. Janet," caused her to slacken her pace a little. A lame girl was limping toward her, a girl younger than her self and far more thinly clad, but the sallow, pinched face was radiant. "Isn't it fine. Janet!" she cried glee fully as she snuggled under the water proof, which Janet promptlj opened and shared with her. "I can go along with you to the mill now. and I'm to work in the Kanie room. Just to think I spoke for a job six months ngv and only got it now! It was awful nice that Mary Bosworth got her fine place nice for her and me, too, for it gives me her Job. Now I can get a let of things that mother needs, and maybe next summer I can take music les sons." Janet drew the frail, happy figure a little closer. A year before, when she first obtained her job, she had felt much the same. And the Job bad bought her mother and herself ninny nice things they had not had before. And now she was repining; Janet's spirits began to rise. After ;!. she was glad that Mary Bosworth beeii promoted. Sbe had earned ili,' place, niid she was such a beauti ful, sincere', thoroughly nice girl. It was not that she envied or was jeal ous of her aud the book heroines; it was only that she could not go and do something that would make her like them. The last bell had been ringing for several minutes now, and from its ac oelernting clangs aud tumultuous jin gles they knew it was racing on to ward its final, "diuglety. dlnglety, Uiu glety," the last notes of which would still be madly vibrating the air when the night watchman darted out, put ting on his bat and cent as he ran. His speeding exit would be the signal for the last of the help to slip inside the yard gates, for then they would be locked. Janet and her companions were a dozen yards away when tho final "dinglety" sounded and the watchman speeded out, but the gate keeoer saw them and fumbled cl.ijnsllv fit! ol IP IfiWiW&Pi1 .."v. i Vr -'." A ; ',rr':X'r- fc-v J,'r.rt-y-; '.ff- -;.-. J fli " - ; w--..;-r"?" w - J, - v ., ..v,. ; .v'Y . , -:-t.f -s.- '1 T.'natfti.Yi in mm i i- hit ' t - -r"T- - -.i tii.is.fr- r m t. J with the fastenings until they could hurry in. v On damp days like this the ends ran badly, with much twisting and break ing, aud, though Janet was'nimble fin gered and the best spinner in the room, she had all she could do to keep her sides pieced up. Especially was tki3 the case after dofliDg, Which oc curred twice a day. With the bobbins nearly full the threads ran more smoothly, but with them empty or nearly so there was greater strain upon the threads, causing them to snap frequently. The doffers pieced up tho first Irregular breaks, but after that the spinner had to attend to her own sides. ' ' This doffing of the full bobbins and replacing them with empty ones upou the spindles had always been an in teresting operation to Janet, and r.ue could doff as quickly and neatly as the experts themselves. ; There were always two of these doffers, each taking a side of a frame and going up one row aud down an other until tho room was completed. They use small sleds or carriages which could be pushed along the sides by the right knee as they worked. It took about two hours to doff the whole room and then the doffers were al lowed to leave the mill or do what ever they pleased until doffing time came again. This long leisure between work made the position of doffers a very de sirable one. nnd there was a saying among the spinners that "once a doffer. always a doffer." The present two had held their positions for years. Soon after the morning dotting the overseer made one of his observation tours among the frames, reprimanding by blowing upon his shrill whistle any neglect of work he found. No matter where the operator of a side might be, when she heard that whistle she hastened back to her neglect-d duty with apologetic aud crimson face. In Janet's alloy this whistle was rare ly heard. When ha came to her now the overseer was smiling. He usually was smiling when be found good work. "You had a bard morning coming down, didn't you, Janet?" he asked. "Yes, sir. It was pretty wet and muddy." "Well, why don't you ask for the Harding tenement? They're going to leave next week, and it would bring vou to within a few rods of the Mill gate. It's the same rent as your house out there la the country, I think, and would make it a lot ejier for you this winter. Suppose I speak to the outside mannger about it?" "Thank you. I wish you would," she said gratefully. She could leave her mother later and be back to her earlier in the evening, and it would save that long walk dur ing the winter. But, on the other hand, there wus the apple orcbard at the country place and the big garden and the Dowers aroand the bouse. Her mother loved flowers, aud one of her chief pleasures wasv to be out among them in the spring and during the summer. And they had plauntd so many vines and beds for the i:cxt year. It was really beautiful out there, while the Harding tenement was only the counterpart of fifty oth ers, without yard or even fence around it. And even if It was cold and dis agreeable sometimes that mile wall; would very likely be good for her to counteract tlie mill confinement. What had she been thinking about? She went straight to the overseer. "I don't believe you'd better speak to the manager about that tenement." she said. "You see, we've got au ap ple orchard out there and a big gar den and flower:', and mother loves vwh things. I've been thinking it over, and I believe the walking will do me good." "Yes, I don't know but you're right," he answered. "I'd forgotten the or chard and Cowers. But wait a mo ment," as she -was turning away. "About the Harding girl's JVb of doff ing. There's been a dozen npi'liants after It already, but you know rioro about the work than any of tln-m. so yon are tlie proper one to have the place. You may commence Monday. You'v? done your work conscientious ly, and I want you to feci the manage ment :! predates It. This job will give yen a lot of time next H-ing to look aft'.-: your garden v.v.d the flow ers, nnd ;. cu can get home earlier nights. Your mother will like that." Janet turned away, sinil-d happily, but with poraotl.'n.-r cho'.-ing In hci throat that preverted sp"c-h. Lewis' straight quality. Single Binder the famous 5 cent cigar, always best Humor and X 1 ' Piiilosophy A Tr C lACAA M. SMI Tit THE GREAT CALM. W rr do not have To worry off Our heads About the matter, vor need we stand And take A Hand In ai: the din And clatter. Around In silence most profound The stiilnexs ta so ampie That any chap May '.aKe a nap In using . t'p a sample. A e-.r ago The three rin dhow Was certainly .In action. And here And there And everywhere it was The sole attraction. The air We smote And took a vote To save The blooming; nation. And so Thi3 year It should be clear We've earned A big vacation. We're thankful for The brier , Respite. Hut str.1 we ar Not humble. We know In one more year there'll be The same Old Kough and tumble. Lightning Missed Him. 1 think the offices should be passed ground." "Lepends on bow they ate passed around." "Is there more than one way?' "I should think so. For example, they have aitvays been passed around me." Treating the Family. "Going to the lecture 7' "No; I am to'o busy. Besides, my folks don't care for such thlr.gv" "Hut I bave some free tickets bere." "What's that'" "How many can you use?" "You might tear off about twelve." Recalling the Past. -J see I have disturbed you." "Nothing .seriou3. .lust wrecked L train of ttougbt." "Any passengers or baggage on it?" "Just a mall car with old iove let ters." Modern Imitation. "Pa. what were bricks without straw HkeV" "I don't know, my son." "Were the bricks made with straw anything like baled bay?" Didn't Suit. "Thought you bad a new maid." "I did. but sIjp didn't stay.H "Didn't you like her?" "Oh, yes." "Tbpn why didn't you keep her? "My attainments weren't sufficiently high class to suit her." Natural Feed. "I bear he is sowing bis wild oat" "Yes. be is bard at tt." "What's ins Idea?" "Well, his father has just bought a carload of wild horses." Most Important One. "He !e violating all of the rules of health." "Except one." "Which i that?" "He is keeping well." But That's All. "messed arc those iLat expect tbanU.-." "Why';" "Well, they sometimes get it. don't they?" Protection. The ;-nn wlu k' a K'ft cigar. If he Is alse. will K And pafs It to tho Jiinitor Or one who doesn't Know. PERT PARAGRAPHS. The only time Hint a thing that you thoroughly understand I Interest ing Is when you have :t elmuce to dis play your attainments regarding It to oh tidmirlng audience. -All men are not bribe takers. There must be some on the other on 1 of the ga me. Woman's sphere in to keep man guessing. 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