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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, APRIL 27. 1907.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1(24
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C TRADES fjgy COUNCIL
onistic to Mr. Bryan, and which for
years has been hostile to the demo
cratic party, could not have suggest
ed anything for which the democratic
party stands for more strongly than
this. The books of the democratic
national committee in 1904 shoull
be opened. Mr. Bryan and his
friends will be eager to see them
opened. They should be made pub
lic, and so, too. should the books of
the republican national committee.
If Mr. Cortelyou. now secretary of
the treasury, Is willing to make pub
lic the contributions which he ac
cepted from corporations and from
individuals, all of us may be sure
that the democratic party which 1ms
stood for the people-as against plu
tocracy will be glad to say what i
Saturday, April 27, 1907.
be a clam talk for Rock Is
If you can't boost don't knock; it
von can't lift don't leiiu. Be for Rock
The labor unions of which Preside.it
Roosevelt is an honorary member may
be expected to revise their lists shortly.
Gen. Fred Funston has been assign
cd to. the command of the department
of California. If the authorities there
cannot suppress Abe Rtief, the Ka
sas grasshopper may take a hand in
The southwest storm drain is under
wav. The new factory district is
ready for development. Several new
industries await that development, but
the essential competitive trade facil
ities remain untouched.
The king of Belgium has been politi
cally buncoed out of an immense con
cession in the Congo Free State to si
Wall street syndicate, hoping to win
favor with Americans in the investiga
lion of the Congo scandals.
Frank Potter, recently installed
mayor of Maroa, a little city of 2,000
inhabitants near Decatur for the fourth
time, enjoys the unique distinction ol
having tied three times for the office
and having drawn the lucky "straw"
A STRIKING LIKENESS.
I'l iiiiil in ln re I VhmI Herniation.
r.ven the pure ioou law is uiiuz-M
for frauds. When a man or a woman
goes into a grocery or drug store an 1
purchases an article of food or medi
cine the label of which bears the
statement that the article is "guaran
teed by the government of the United
States" that purchser is the victim of
a deliberate fraud. Nevertheless suh
pretended "government guarantees'
are found on a great many article?
that are being sold since the passage
of the pure food law.
Instead of the government guaran
teeing drugs and foods manufactured
under the provisions and regultions o."
the pure food law, the manufacturer,
himself, is the one who is bound by
law to make the guarantee, and the
trick of attempting to switch the re
sponsibility to the shoulders of the
government is nothing less than de
liberate fraud on its face, and as suc'i
should be punished.
It is said the department of agricul
ture will shortly make a move to puf
an end to this kind of fraud, it havin;
come to the notice of the government
that a number of manufacturers of
foods and drugs were freely advertis
ing in the newspapers and magazines
that the United States governmeit
was guaranteeing their products,
whereas it is the guarantee of the
manufacturer and not the guarantee ot
This evasion is said to be practiced
mostly by dishonest manufacturers and
when a buyer sees a label of that kind
he is justified in refusing to purchase
that specific article. Honest manufac
turers are not afraid to guarantee their
own products, as they have alwavs
done in the past.
The constitution is not to follow the'
Hag to Porto Rico, if republican states
men can have their way, for Secretary
Taft tells the people of that island that
they must be satisfied with free trade
with the United States and not expect
Jn a more or less friendly notice of
Senator Beveridge of Indiana a south
ern paper refers to him as "the orator
ical brainstorm of the Hoosier state,"
adding that he is "the kind of a wise
man who would run all around the
bases on a foul strike."
The Xew Term.
"It is wonderful bow the automo
bile crnzc lias spread in the past three
vears." said the one night stand actor
to the man in the ear seat beside him
"luicss it lias." said the man.
"Yes. indeed," the actor resumed.
"I was playing in a western town the.
other night and had the misfortnne to
forget my lines. As I stood there hem
ndng and hawing the entire audience
arose as one man and joyfully yelled.
Stalled: Two years ago when I broke
down there in an exactly similar man
ner the very same audience got right
no and shouted. 'Stuck.' "
A sensible Missouri exchange ob
serves that it takes a sharp knock to
break an egg from the outside, while a
weak little chick with its soft bill can
break out from the inside. It's the
same way with a town. The knocks
from outside have little effect; it is
the blows at home that hurt a town.
As near an approach to a joke as
ever came from the supreme court
bench was a statement made by Justice
Holmes last week in announcing de
cision in the case of David Kawanana
koa and Elizabeth K. Kalanianaole
against Ellen Albertina Polyband and
others. The son of Oliver Wendell
Holmes merely said the case was No.
27:5, and he would not announce the
names, as they were of record. Only
Justice McKenna gave the suggestion
of a smile.
Although a millionaire. Edwin U. Cur
tis has taken the position of United
States subtreasurer at Boston. Early
in life he took a fancy to politics, and
having plenty of money, he gratified
his desire. He was elected mayor of
Boston. Twice afterward he was nomi
nated, but each time defeated. He does
not care for private business and would
prefer to be in public service. His sal
ary of $r,im a year in his new posi
tion would be only a small part of the
profits he would find in a mercantile
Doing Business Again.
When my friends thought I was
about to take leave of this world, on
account of indigestion, nervousness
and general debility," writes A. A.
Chisholm, Treadwell, N. Y., "and when
it looked as if there was no hope left.
I was persuaded to try Electric Bit
ters, and I rejoice to say that they are
curing me. I am now doing business
again as of old, and am still gaining
daily." Best of all tonic medicines
Guaranteed by W. T. Hartz, druggist,
301 Twentieth street; 50 cents.
When you need a pill, take a pill,
and be sure it's an Early Riser, They
are sold by all druggists.
Public ll v. Peace and Politi. h.
New York last week saw much cf
fair and frank discussion of questions
that involve not merely partisan pol
itics, but international affairs. The
international peace association met
there, and was addressed by men of
eminence. The national publicity bill
association met and was so addressel
A Jeflersonian dinner was held and
listened to arguments by men of th
highest standing in the country. It so
happened that the chief speaker at ail
these meetings was Mr. W. J. Bryau.
That, of course, was accident rath?r
Mr. Bryan was there, he spoke aud
so speaking he said what he believed
and his auditors felt with him. In
the New York World, which has been
unfriendly to him. was an editorial
comment upon his speech in behalf
of Mr. Belmont's publicity bill.
' The World suggests that: "The
democrats should open their books
in the 1904 campaign. If they took
the lead, could the republicans refuse
The World, which has been anta-j-
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Bayard Young, a young gentleman
of prepossessing appearance and fash
ionable attire, swinging a light cane,
entered the Union station as a train
rolled in. He was expecting a friend
who did not come. But some one else
came, who proceeded to disarrange tlie
precision of Mr. Young's neckwear and
otherwise ruffle his equanimity. A
young lady, plainly but neatly dressed,
descended from a car, and, her glance
lighting on the gentleman hi question,
she rushed toward him, threw her nrms
about bis neck and covered his face
Now, while young men are not usual
ly averse to being kissed, they don't
like to be taken by surprise. Mr.
Young made an' effort to disengage
himself from the embrace, at least so
far as to get a look at the kisser. This
surprised the girl, and she, too, drew
away. Then a color rose to her cheek,
and, covering her face with both hands.
she turned aud ran away as fast as she
could. The first thing Mr. Young did
after her departure was to rearrange
his disordered neckwear. Then he
missed a scarfnin with a handsome
pearl set in it that had been there be-
fore the sudden attack. Bushing after
the girl, be caught her just as she was
leaving the station.
I'll trouble you for my scarfpin,
She looked up, marks of distress and
confusion still on her face. "I mis
took you for my brother," she said.
"My rarfpin. Give it to me at onco
or I will call a policeman."
The girl's manner changed In a twin
kling. Her eyes flashed ominously
"ITow dare you, sir!"
I m usea to sum games," he re
'You certainly must be. Such peo
ple being your associates, you would
not be expected to know a true lady
when you see one."
At that moment Young saw his pin
hanging head down from a bit of lin
gerle under the lai-'s throat. He
snatched it away from her and put it
in his scarf. She appeared to be very
much astonished, too much astonished
in fact to speak. When she did she
"It must hare got caught in the lacn
She stamped her foot and flashed at
him like a tigress. Then, obeying a
sudden thought, she opened her pocket
book and, taking out a card, handed it
to him. When he had rend It the as
tonishment was transferred from the
girl to bim.
"Are you Ralph Itoswcll's sister?"
"He was my chum at college."
"I am very much surprised to hear
it. I supposed that he never associ
ated with young men who were Inti
mate with women who T'a.v games.' "
Young looked uncomfortable. His
hand went up to his hat, and he un
'I suppose I owe you an apology," ho
"No apology will be accepted."
"The circumstances were deceiving.
You must admit that I had apparent
"Mistaking, me for a thief?"
"I the fact is" He took out his
handkerchief and wiped the perspira
tion from his forehead. "Is there any
atonement I can make?"
"None whatever. One who mistakes
a ladv tor a common swindler conu-
dence women I lndieve they are called
commits an unpardouable sin."
With this she turned contemptuously
and strode away. Young followed her.
"Leave me at once or I will call a po
"I would rather go to jail than pari
in this way."
That would be no hardship. You
would be with your acknowledged as
Young concluded to make a masked
attack in flank.
"Ralph and I look so much alike that
In college they called us the twins."
"There's not the slightest resem
"How, then, did you come to mis
take me for him?"
"I he was to meet me."
"By Jove, there comes Ralph now,
hurrying along to reach the station be
fore the train arrives! How the deuco
are we to explain being together when
he knows I've never been Introduced
to you never have 6een you?"
The girl winced.
"Leave him to me. Hello, old boy!
What's the matter with your watch?"
Brother and sister kissed, the sister
"How did you two know each oth
er?" asked the brother.
"Know each other?" replied Bayard.
"Why, you see it was the likeness.'
In prevarication a woman can al
ways give points to a man. The girl
came in to save the day. "Why. your
friend couldn't help seeing the family
resemblance between you aud me."
"You're as like as wins," Young put
in. "Your sister looked so crestfallen
I couldn't help taking care of her."
"I'm glad you were good to her."
"I shall never forget it." said the
girl, with a vindictive flash In her eye
"Please do," moaned Young. Then.
remembering himself, "I mean please
"What's the matter with you two?
asked the brother. "You look and act
as If you'd been caught stealing."
This unlucky hit came near bringing
out the denouement, but the girl start
ed on. and the denouement was de
layed till a .year later, when It was
told at the wedding breakfast of Bay-
ard Young and the girl he had mis
I taken for a thief.
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The Hoosier Cabinets are made of Lolid oak. the only wood that will not
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Olher Cabinets up from So. 73
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Don't overlook the fact that the Bundhar Wilton Rug will give
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It is a good thing when one can buy
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Telephone Girls Get It Yelling tho
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Ti. H. C. Long recently announced
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Cleveland, O.. with the opening of the
baseball pennon, says a Cleveland dis
patch. He said that the 1.2D0 tele
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of contracting Hie disease, for which
he could offer no remedy.
He made the announcement after a
half dozen telephone girls hail called
on him. The last was Miss Alice Lo
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He found that her throat was affected
with laryngeal anthrax. In other words,
she had carbuncles in her throat.
"Undoubtedly she has been affected
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