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THE ARGUS. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 20. 1007.
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Wednesday, March 20, 1907.
Itrmriubrr II. It. Kcynolil' candidacy
for county judge, lie In experienced,
capable, and nuriby, and uk the of
fice only on bin merit.
KfilloninK are the tttrnlKht democratic
alderinnnlc caudlilnteMt 1-irxt naril,
John llolxhnuimer; Second ward, Henry
'. WehlinK; Third ward, W. Mauck
rri Fourth nurd, nleutiue Haulier;
1-lfth ward. W llliiim Trcfx and Jiiiiich
A an ArnilHt Sixth ward, '. '. UiUon.
Do you tlonltt for a minute that mu
nicipal redemption is the paramount
tint y of the hour?
There is no use worrying about (lie
time when the women will have wings.
Most of them are not headed in that
igable streams of the Mississippi val
ley are so much greater and so very
much more difficult than those of the
coastal streams that they should long
;o have been placed in the hands of
special commission or bureau of the
overnment charged with their system
The prevention of sudden floods by
eforesting, the protection of lowlands.
the checking of erosion and waste of
fertility by washing of soil into the
ivers are' all to be considered by the
president's appointees in connection
with the paramount problem of making
avigation in this vast river system
safely and at all seasons certainly
vailable to the commerce which
Much good may eventually be ac-
omplished along the collateral lines
f work, but the main point on which
mmcdiate attention must be most in
enily fixed is to make the Mississippi
nd its main tributaries something
more than drainage ditches for the
ain that fails between the Allcghanies
nd the Rocky mountains.
To let all this water run to waste is
n extravagance the country can no
longer afford. As the president now
fully realizes, the railroads are not
equal to the task of moving the traffic
this productive region. Let the
roads build all the new lines they can,
ncrease terminal facilities, buy new
oiling stock, build double tracks and
cutoffs to the limit of their resources.
ind the traffic will still grow faster
than their means of handling it.
Commerce will increasingly need the
He of the valley's waterways. The ap-
lKuntnient ot this special commission
night to prove the first step to the
peedy removal of the obstacles which
have latterly made the rivers coinnar-
Since her divorce decree Mine. Gould,
formerly the Countess de Castellane,
has been much seen at the watering
places of southern France with her sis
ter, and is reioited in excellent health
They come in bunches. Sunday was
St. Patrick's day. Monday was G rover
Cleveland's 7tth anniversary, and yes
terday was William Jennings Bryan'.;
47th birthday. There's three great
men for you.
Some one has been cruel enough lo
remark that the reason the police dil
not discover yesterday morning on
their belated arrival on the scene oi
the burglary that it was Bennett's fur
store that had been robbed, was be
cause they looked in at the front win
dow aud saw the bear which scared
Though political cynics say life in
Washington will bring the gray to a
man's hair and the yellow to his heart
quicker than existence in any other
place, it seems the capital is a remark
able place for spry old persons. Two
women far in the '90's are still active
In their homes. They are Miss Mary
McDaniels. 97 years old, an old aristo
crat who holds the land given to her
family in the first division under Cecil
Calvert, and Miss Emily Mason, 9o, a
graceful hostess. Both women keep
up the state of ante-bellum days, and
their servants are all descendants of
slaves. Miss Mason's father was
minister to France in the days of Van
Omaha Bee: Secretary Taft has sus
pended the order of the army general
staff providing for the exclusive wear
of the "olive dial)" in the army, be
cause he has discovered that the quar
termaster has a supply of 2o(),(i(i0 blue
dress artillery coats still unused, and
the secretary says these must be use
in) before new uniforms are issued. It
took a military board four months
holding daily sessions, to select the
olive drab uniform, which makes every
weare rof it look like an animated mus
wearer of it look like an animated mils-
array staff may eventually reach, the
country will still retain its preference
for the blue in military uniforms.
Tlie Waterways CoiiimiHKion.
St. Louis Republic: It is not to be
doubted that the new congress will ap
proprlate all the money that may be
needed for the perpetual maintenance
and efficient work of the inland water
ways commission named by the pres
Though in the closing hours of the
59th congress a bill for the creation of
such a commission was strangled b
the speaker and his committee on rules,
the work proposed is of such vast inv
portance to the commerce of the whole
country that it cannot be longer de
The silt-bearing streams of the Mis
bissippi valley and the gulf coast are
so different in character from the nav
igable streams of the Atlantic coast
that wholly different treatment is re
quired for the two sysfems.
The Hudson, the Delaware, the Sus
quehanna, the Potomac, the Rappahan
nock, the James and the Savannah car
ry comparatively little water to the
ocean. Navigation In them runs only
to the head of tidewater, which in no
case is far from the sea. They are
little troubled with sandbars and are
kept navigable for vessels of good draft
with ease and certainty at small ex
The problems lo he dealt with in til
twelve or fifteen thosuand miles of nav-J
A DIPLOMATIC POINTER.
The Oklahoma convention and con
stitution are quite remarkable, being
the first convention for the adoption oi
constitution held under thoroughly
modern conditions. Of the several e:c
treincly interesting features of the con
dition is the prohibition of the saie
of liquor. This is doubtless because
or me Indians ot whom there are so
many in Oklahoma. Owing to the ef
fect liquor has upon the Indians and
heir inability to use it with moden
ion, it has been deemed essential t but
they be denied its use. and the friend
of the Indian are willing also to oe
denied liquor in justice to them. The
Oklahoma convention took up most f
the big reform measures before the
country. It has provided for direct
nomination oL. state officers and I "nit
d States senators. It has provide 1
for compulsory education. It adopted
an initiative and referendum system.
It provided for an elective railroad
commission, and for 2-ccnt fares. It
removed the old common law rule that
a workman could not recover damage
for injuries caused by the negligence
or incompetence of a fellow servant.
It prohibited succession in state offices
It provided that senate committees
should be named, not by the lieutenant
governor, but by the senate itself.
Very striking are the provisions for
publicity as to corporations, and the
prohibition of railway corporations
owning any productive agency of a
natural commodity. The latter has
especial reference to coil mines, and
the convention also took steps for the
acquisition of all the coal mines in the
state with the object of state owner
ship and operation. This is perhaps
the most radical proposition- of all
tnd if carried out will at. least give the
country an object lesson in state own
Spreading I he Compel.
The general convention of the Pro
testant Episcopal church in America
will be held this year at Richmond.
Va., and it will be notable in that 1:
will mark the ti icentennial of th.
church in America. The first English
settlement was at Jamestown, Va. in
1(107. The colonists brought their
church with them. In the observance
of the anniversary it is proposed f-
raise a missionary fund of $l,75D.tiui
to carry the message to other lands,:-)
lajian, to Mexico, and to our own i-.-
land dependencies. No nobler observ
ance could be devised.
No country has been more blessed
than our own, and of all i's blessings
its religion is the greatest, with its up
lifting influences, its power for goo-!.
To carry the gospel, which has done
ho much for us, tc other lauds and
other people, that they may share in
tKu blessings is a most worthy purple
and worthy of the great denomination
which undertakes it.
What the Protestant Episcopals may
do will not be antagonistic to what
other denominations may do, but on
the contrary will be the enlisting of
new strength along the line of cordial
DeWitt's Carbolized Witch Haze)
Salve undoubtedly the best relief for
piles. Sold by all druggist
tl.000.0O will be siren for
. janTnbti.nre injnrumnto
bciklt h found lo Ciumct, WL
When Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Compton
appeared in Washington, there was
some difficulty in making them out. It
was generally conceded that Mrs.
Compton was of a superior grade to
her husband that is, she had the
mannerisms of society, which her hus
band bad not. Mr. Compton laughed
rather loud, while Mrs. Compton laugh
ed very softly, though an expert in
caste Would have detected that It was
rather artificial than natural.
The minister from Aurania there is
no such country as Aurania; the name
Is used to stand for a kingdom which
it would not do to mention openly be
came devoted to Mrs. Compton. Either
this or Mrs. Compton became devoted
to the ambassador. We must have a
name for the minister, so we will call
him the Marquis of Carlbas. He was
regarded as one of the brightest of the
diplomatic corps aud withal the must
reticent. He had a way of furnishing
items to reporters without giving them
information which, though it did not
satisfy, never antagonized them.
"Marquis," said Mrs. Compton one
evening when with the ambassador,
"there is a rumor that the war between
your people and the Wisteriaus" an
other fictitious name "is about to
cease. I hear the United States will
"All depends upon the emperor of
"Indeed! What do you Aurania ns
expect him to do?"
"We expect him to do nothing."
"That implies that he is bent en do
"If so it is the first time he has ever
done anything. He is the laziest sov
ereign on the face of the earth."
"I thought possibly that you would
trust me just a little since we have be
come such good friends." said the lady,
with a hurt expression. "I don't see
how you diplomats ever marry; you
must always have secrets from the wo
man who loves you."
As Mrs. Compton spoke the last
words she looked up meaningly at the
"My dear Mrs. Compton," he replied.
"I know nothing as yet of the subject
you are mentioning. Ask me some
thing that I know the methods, for
instance, by which we diplomats act
and I will show you that any woman
who who loves me will lie repaid for
"Well, then, how do you commnni
cate important information to your
sovereign without having it known to
"By a c ipher code."
"What Is your code?"
"It is too complicated to make you
familiar with It except by considerable
Mrs. Compton pondered; then she
asked, "What's your word for peace?'
"Pax." replied the marquis.
'Tax? What a funny word! What's
your word for war?"
"Pax and vobiscum! Seems to me
I've heard something like that some
Mrs. Compton had made a step in a
plan she had formed and liegan to
consider her next one. Presently she
"Promise me one thing."
"Telephone me when you ere about
to send your cablegram on this subject
to your sovereign."
"If there is time."
"Keep me posted as to when you ex
pect the matter to be settled, and I
will go at a moment's notice."
A few days later Mrs. Compton was
summoned to the Auranian embassy
Calling a carriage, she proceeded thith
er at a rapid pace. She was ushered
into the marquis' private office.
"I am sending an important message
to my government," he said. "It is
impossible without betraying a sacred
trust to show it to you. I am going
into the other office for a few moments,
aud you will he alone here.'
Ho looked meaningly at a paper lying
on his desk and went out. Mrs. Comp
ton rushed to the paper and ran her
eye over a number of words which to
her were meaningless. But one attract
ed her attention the word pax. When
the marquis returned she gave him a
look indicating her profound apprecia
tion of bis act. Returning to her hotel,
she found her husband waiting for her.
"Well?" he exclaimed eagerly.
Without a word he rushed, to his tele
phone and, calling up his New York
stockbroker, ordered him to buy a mil
lioa in Auranian bonds Immediately.
Mr. and Mrs. Compton's expectation
that peace would be announced and
the bonds rise in price was disappoint
ed. There was no intervention, no
peace. She did. not see the Marquis of
Carabas again, for he soon after took
bis vacation. Tbe bonds sank in price,
and Mr. Compton's were sold out at a
One day the couple went to a Roman
Catholic church to hear some fine mu
sic, and during the services the priest
pronounced the words "Pax vobiscum."
They looked at each other meaniugly.
Later, meeting a priest, Mrs. Compton
asked him what the words meant.
"Peace be with you," replied the priest,
and Mrs. Compton thanked him and
Bald good morning.
The marquis told the story when he
reached home illustrative of the curi
osity of. Americans and American wo
"But how did you introduce the word
pax?" asked a listener. .
"Oh, the cipher includes certain check
words here and there that mean nod
lag. I used pax for one of them."
JatfS&ef SPESCEB TROWBRIDGE.
Burial at Wilton.
The remains of Barney Nagle, who
J died at. St. Anthony's hospital yester
day morning, were transferred last
evening to the home of his parents in
Wilton, where the funeral services and
burial took place today.
Mrs. Katherine Bartlow.
Mrs. Katherine Bartlow died this
morning at 10:25 at the home of hor
son. French Bartlow, G2:J Seventeenth
treet, death resulting from a stroke of
paraiysis which sue suffered a few
hours earlier. She had been confined
to her bed for the last month. Mrs.
Bartlow had been making her home
with her son French since the death
of her husband July 12, 1S9I. She was
)orn in Green county, Ohio, Aug. ir.
82-1. She is survived by two daugh
ters, Mrs. Cynthia Steepleton ot l'ush
nell. 111., and Miss Nancy Spiker of
.allarpe, III., and four sons, French
Bazil, Frank, and John. The remains
will be taken to Lallarpe tomorrow
morning for burial, and will be accom
panied by French Bartlow.
ORCHESTRA SEEMS ASSURED
Committee of Music Teachers
Has $1,500 in Guarantees.
Members of the executive committee
of the Illinois Music Teachers' a.s.--)'-i.i
ion leel much encouraged at the pr -;-
pects for procuring the Thomas C'.iicu
o orchestra for the convention to !.
eld in Moline in June. There are ro:i
signatures for tickets now in the hamli
of the committee, representing $l,r.i)o.
In order to procure the orchestra there
must be a guarantee of something ov:r
$2,001) and since over half the amount
has been subscribed, the committee
feels the orchestra is assured for the
convention, but tins will be definitely
lecided at a meeting to be held in
Moline next Monday.
Jfy IEET I
news all the time THE
The symptoms of nervous prostration
well illustrate the fact that there is
not a single organ in the, human body
but is entirely and absolutely depend
ent on the nervous system for the en-
argy and power by which its functions
You feel tired, weak and worn out,
lose interest in life, "have no appetite
and poor digestion, disorders of liver,
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your head aches and you fet-1 discourag
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It may require a dozen or more boxes
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