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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY. JULY ifi. 1007.
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Tuesday, July 16, 1907.
Stand bv C i pater Kock Island the
best town cm the riuitim-ut.
This weather is preat tor any h.tr-
e-t. win at, bay and even ice.
The Japanese war clouds seem
be yellow with journalism instead
black with smoke.
If there is to be a contest between
the interstate commerce commissii.i
uihl K. II. llarrim.m. the latter will h
the odds oh favorite
A New York policeman made JTiOO
00'i in real estate while serving on tlr
foice in Cothain. He must be an ah
tohitcly honest policeman, for a man i
politics with that much money can s -t
most any ottiee he wants.
"Wave the big dub and holler 1 i i-
a Comanche; but don't bit the octopus
He's our pal. Don't hurt bim. This i
a play, not a uuei. ho savs Koeu t
Teddy. Aud Teddy plays anil hollers
wnile .lolm limine Craves anil oilier
political urchins wildly applaud. Is it
a comedy or a tragedy?
It may surprise some people to know
that Reeel Smoot. the Mormon senator.
took the floor vigorously for the adm;!;
istiation when l'lesidrnt Roosevelt'
land policy was under discussion at Hit
Denver public lands convention, Rut
this may only be to repay the presiib-ni
for his influence in helping the Mormon
to retain his seat in the senate.
Crime of Jingoism.
The population of Japan is less than
4S.tHi0.0iMl. The population of the Uni
ted State's is nearly S,",00,0n0.
The debt of the United States, the
New York World, taking the States
man s enr-l5oou nsures, quotes as
:ibout $!t::r.,(Mio.UiMl. The net debt of
the United States is $!tt;i.43r,f.."i7. Japan
is paying 4 to (I per cent interest on its
foreign loans ami from 5 to 7 per cent
in its internal loans. One-fourth of
the debt of the United States is at 1
per cent, and the rest at 2 and 'A per
Japan's revenue is less than $-ro.-
iioil.uuu, while the revenue ot the
I'niled States is $7(.1!.ihiii,imio. Japan's
total imports and exorts for the year
HiiI.VI'.Mm; were onlv 54211,000,1100, while
those of the United Stales were nearly
$s, 0110, 000,000.
In cflective fi'ihtniK force, hotli sea
and bind, the American superiority i
These facts, mid the figure? which
are jmvcii collated liv the acw ioik
Win 'nl, are known to every .Iapaties
--tatesman and to every intelligent Jap
anese citizen. Yet American jingoe-.-
are asking the people to believe that
lapan in some fashion or another
secret lv menacins the peace of the
The plain and obvious truth is that
Japan is exhausted financially, that Iter
population is struggling under burdens
imposed hv the war with Russia, an I
that her resources are so far inferior
to those of the United States that n
responsible Japanese statesman would
think of war except as a last resort.
Then what is this jingo demons! rn
tion, and whv all this palaver about
sending Iho North Atlantic fleet to the
Pacific coast ?
President Roosevelt's recent handling
of Japanese relations has been a irag-
ly of errors. He meddled with the
San Francisco school question, which is
strictly a local affair within the jtiris-
liction of the state, or at most a mat
ter for tile supreme court and not for
the president and congress. lie bar
angued congress and demanded citizen
ship for the Japanese. He ended by
holding a conference with Mavor
Schinitz, then an indicted and now a
convicted boodler, and bv framing n
treaty to exclude Japanese laborers
from the Unifeil States. Now lie is
lining up Japanese passion and in
flaming American jingoism by sending
the battleships to the Pacific.
The New- York World, commenting
upon Roosevelt s latest blunder, says:
"No matter how innocent the mis
sion ot the fleet, nohodv will now be
lieve that it is not directly connected
witii the Japanese disputes. Nobod :
will bi lit ve lhat the fleet would have
been ordered to the Pacific but for
these differences. The American jingoea
will become more vociferous!; tbe Jap-
- , 1.. I ...1
anese jingoes; win nor oe lunmmuicn
by a di.-play of force; one set of suis-i-
tion mongers will react on the emo
tions of the other, and the difficulties
of maintaining friendly relations oe
tween the two countries will be enor
"The American jingo pretense that
Japanese jingoes will be impressed by-
display of sea powrr is not even
good nonsense. Tbe Spanish motis were
not impressed by American naval su
periority while American jingoes were
demanding a war that the Spanish gov
ernment did its utmost to prevent. Th?
Reels were not intimidated by Eng-
ind's military and naval resources
while Uritish jingoism was forcing hos
tilities Neither will Japan jingoism
be overawed by American jingoism.
"Mr. Roosevelt has blundered enough.
If he is playing politics, it is very dan
gerous politics. If he is seeking to r
habilitate administration influence in
California, be is buying sand-lots popu
larity at a tremendous juice. If he is
trving to control the next republican
national convention, we urge bim t.i
return to bis sober senses. He will
control the convention anyway.
"It is a sorry role for a president to
play who justly earned the Xobcl prize."
THE STATUE OF A
Square Parasols Now.
One of tbe novelties recently seen
at Ascot was a square parasol fringed
at tbe edge with silk or little silver
balls, says a special cablegram from
London to the New York Timet. Tbe
fashion was Imported from the Riviera,
where it was tbe vogue early in tbe
year. Some examples of this new sun
shade Keen nt Ascot were very artistic,
tbe panels beautifully embroidered aud
the fringes charmingly constructed,
with tiny rose-buds in them er minute
daisies dangling from their stalks.
New Fire Escape.
Tbe American consul at Chemnitz.
Germany, descrlles a new fire escape
device perfected by a Swiss engineer.
It consists of a se-ries of folding Iron
ladders nttnehed to window frames,
each one reaching to the next window
lelow. I?y turning a crank em any floor
all of the frames leneath are unfold
ed, thus forming a continuous ladder
to the ground.
De llehtnlns but? lie come aroun'
An' hanp his lantern out.
Do whlppoorwill bejfln to soun',
De owl begin to stiout.
De bat comes busttln' In to see
Why all de fuss Is mart
De bullfrog says. "It's up to me
To lead dat serenade!"
De daisies decorate do road.
De clover's bloomln sweet.
Dey've all done jes' de bes'
To maku things fine an' neat.
An' every one Is on de tto.
We all feels glad agrain.
Miss Summertime Is back once mo".
We thought she'd missed de train.
JMiine persons are reauv betielited uv
a protective tariff; and many peoptt
who are not hcneiitcti, imagine tie-v
are. Mr. Carnegie, Mr. Prick. Mr.
Sclfwah, Mr. Corey, Mr. Thaw, and M:
llaitu were ail made millionaires !v
the taiiff. In a few years they mad
in all. more than a billion dollars out
cf it. Hut. how much have you made
out of it? Have you made enough t-.
quit work on? Have you mailt' enoiu;
out of this blesed tariff to pay for
borne and se t your children up in busi
The mayor and city council acted
wisely last evening and Willi consider
ation ot public progress, as well as m
recognition ot established worth, hi
the leappointment of Otto Huber and
V. H. Dart as members of the park
board. Roth are representative yonii;
men. as well as representative of the
spirit of the time's in Rock Island. They
have bee'ii identified with the system
.! park development, and have given
earnestly and enthusiastically of their
time ami means, for trie advancement
of Long View, which means f.o much
for the pride and enjoyment of the
I-fcople of Rock Island.
WILL NOT PERMIT WAR WITH JAPAN
FINANCIERS OF THE COUNTRY AND PRESIDENT AGREE ON ONE
POINT, BOTH BEING PLEASED BY MERE TALK.
It is- a source of gratification to all
tbe people of Rock Island to know that
the conference of the people of the
First Methodist church has askeel for the
reappointment of Rev. R. H. Williams
to the pastorate of the church. During
tbe six years that Dr. Williams has
s rved in his present office he has
made hosts of friends, both in and out
cf bis own congregation, and no rep-
rf tentative of the Rock Island clergy
is more popular. An upright Cbr-
tlan man, he has both by bis preaching!
and living and his gofd work anions
men, fulfilled in the highest degree hi'
Thet'aiihPK of Dislrio.t.
It has ever heen true that distrust
such as we now observe in business
aud political affairs, has its cause in
the men and things distrusted, and Is
not a mere caprice of the public mind.
As to politics, the old maxim is thu
prudent jealousy is the first duty of
the citizen. And as to business, the
equally old maxim is. let the purchaser
beware. The trouble in business no.v
is that he have reached the limit of
prosperity based on fictitious value--,,
and the time has come for paying the
penalties incident to dishonesty and
In politics, the trouble is that Amer
ican statesmen have acted in bad faith
with the taxpayers, and have been
found out. Hence this universal dis
trust, which threatens the existence il
the dominant political party and tha
Washington, I). C, July 11. (Special
Correspondence' id' The? Argus.) As
news of real nnitoit is scant in the dog
days we' are being ri'galed with the
prospe'et of : war with Japan. Rut as
ne'itber tile Japanese government nor
the American people are spoiling for a
fight with e'aeh other abemt a compara
tively ttivial matteT. there will be no
war. Rut President Roosevelt is over-
joye'd at the elisplay the newspapeTs
an giving the subject, as it will help
bim to induce' congress to vole the ne c
essary appropriations for a new lie: t
of battleships for tbe Atlantic. The
steel 1 1 list, which will supply the mate-rial,
and the shipbuilding t rust is
likewise? iiite-restcd in the building of
an Atlantic fle-et. and the standpattels.
who fear the surplus revenue will bo
used as an argument for tariff revision,
are anxious for larger appropriations.
So we will bear more of the war until
congress js coerced into voting new
No doubt many people have lie-en sur
prised at the- collrpse of tbe Roosevelt
anti-railroad campaign before anything
lias really been accomplishes!, but that
Minimi neu ne- a matter ior worn or when
it is. considered that Mr. Roosevelt
neve r hangs on long to one job, but
better like's the excitement that, new
projects offer. Then he has discov
ered that the legislatures of most of
the stales have taken the bull by Un
burns and passed railroad rate legis
lation. Then again I am assured, on
the highest authority, that the nelmi-i-istralion
project is to nominate Sec
retary Oortclyoit for president because
the corporations and the Wall street
financiers are willing to furnish th"
necessary campaign fund to elect bim.
which is the strongest reason for le-t-ting
up on the railroads.
Yet Mr. Cortelyou would be ac
claimed as the residuary legatee eif th 1
Roosevelt strength and is supposed to be
ready to carry into effect "my policies '
whatever they are. Rut it is stiM
some lime to the nominating ceinvcii
lion and the unstable boss may at any
moment pick up a fresh man. especial
ly if the re appears to be a lack of en
thusiasm for Cortelyou as there is for
Taft. The president would end the
whole matter by saying he would ac
cept, a re'iiomination. but his election
night promise, in which he declared
that to again be a candidate would vir
tually be to run for a third term, pre
vents him. Undoubtedly Preside-it
Roosevelt would loose a large conliu-
uiiiate ior a tnim term, and the votes
of misguided demoe-rats. who won' 1
be mostly confined to those in the
we'SK iii states, woulel not give bim an
ineri'ased doctoral vote. The fact i
tlie republican bailors are? much di
vided upon what to tin and are work
ing at cross purpose's.
if the democrats succeeel in uniting
em a candidate, whether he is gener
ally known or not. they would bo su.-
ce-sstui, lor there are' manv reasons
why the' republicans will not pull to
ge'lher whoever they nominate. If thi'tr
candidate is a known supporter of th.1
uooseveii. motion, there will be manv
re publicans who will not support him.
and if he? is a "reactionary" there will
be others who will vote against him
or it I use him active support. I.e'avin
our republican lrieueis to meditate on
thedr envn troubles, democrats, wh')
have troubles of their own. can ove
c.eune them by impreiving their organi
zation and urging measure's rather
Samuel Warren's Vanity.
The vanity of Samuel Warre-n, the
niitbeir of "Ten Thousand a Year," in
his early ywiw ef authorship at least
was le'inarkable, and there Is a story
told of bim to tbe effect that on one
occasion at a frieuid's bouse be bad to
take down to dinner a lady whom
he had not met 1efore, and as soem as
they were seateel at table asked her if
Pbe bad ever bearel of Samuel Warren
"Oh, certainly," was the reply. "My
husband prefers Warren's blacking to
tiny otbe-r. We always use it." West
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A party of Amerieutns In Faris were
permitted to visit tbe studio of Chap
man Rames, a famous sculptor, also
an American. They were piloted by
TbetKlore Guthrie, who announced that
Mr. Ha rues woulel not be present. This
disappointed Miss Mabel Douglas, au
art teacher in the se-bools nt home, who
desire'el to meet the artist.
Guthrie irodueetl a ki'y, opened fhe
door of tbe stuelio, and tbe party en
tereil. There was a grim silence about
tbe place, in which finished and baJf
finished figures stood looking at one
mother as if they had lieen living be
ings suddenly turueel to stone. Tbe
party bail spemt some time ogling
them when a footstep sounded em tbe
f-tairs ami a man stepie.ee! in at the
door that bad lie'e-n left ajar. Seeing
a party of visitors within, be turned
to go away. Guthrie followed him
nud after a short conversation brought
"This Is my frienel Mr. Williams,
be saitl, "a fellow countryman ef ours
and a friend ef Mr. Harnes."
Mr. Williams joined tbe party, and
tbev continued to admire the- work ; of
nrt In bis company. Miss Douglas, be
ing an artist, was pointing out their
beauties, while the othe-rs llstened to
ber remarks with eve'ry attention.
"Look nt this one," she said, stopping
before a plaster cast of a Roman sol
eller. "Isn t It splendid? What an
admirable poise! lie is evidently bold
lug Hi) . bis tdiiold to protect himself
from the arrows of bis enemies.
"What's that on tbe shield?" asked
one of tbe party.
"Tbnt'n undoubtedly snow. 1'rob
ably be was one of Caesar's men fight
ing in Helvetia, which was the undent
name for Switzerland. Don't you think
so, Mr. Williams?"
"Really," stninmerl Mr. Williams,
"I elon't know. Only these artists can
tell what tbe-y intend to represent.
Mightn't that substance on tbe shield
'Ashi's!'' exclalmeel Miss Douglas.
"Whtu'ver be'ard if the people of that
elay fighting wit!, ashes. Re-sides, the
texture is not that of ashes. It's snow.
He must bo fighting in a snowstorm.
The ene'iny is on heights above bim."
Mr. Williams stood studying the
"What eh you suppose the expression
on the face indicates?" be aske-d.
''Valor. It is the finest representation
of bi'ttle expression I ever saw. Only
Chapman Harne's e-euilel have executeel
It. There1 nn conraife. nnirer. nil tbe
dy passiems one would expect in action."
Come here," calle'd Guthrie, "and
look nt this Spanish ela ne'er."
"It seems to me," said Mr. Williams,
"that if an artist can't make plain
what tbe lignire he molds represents
he'd better throw down his tools and
give up the job."
The words produced something of a
shock to the memlK-rs of the party.
They were there by pe-rniission of tbe.
artist, and any fault finding was, tc
say the least, ill bivd.
"Only those," said Miss Douglas,
"who have some knowleelge of art and
the subject portrayed can Interpret an
"Well," continuetl the fault finder,
keeping bis eyes on the statue the while
In a growing antagonism, "if a man is
only an artist for cri tie's he's no artist
at all. I don't like the thing anyway.
The fellow looks to me as if be we're
one of a party of scavengers and his
helpers were dumping an ash barrel on
bim from an upper window."
"Oil. Mr. Williams:" exclaimed Miss
"What's the matter?" asked Guthrie,
joining the tli.sputants. He looked anx
ious. "Your friend," cxplalucd Miss Dong
las, "is making unfavorable criticisms
on a work that has passed the best
critics In Taris."
"Critics!" growb',1 Williams. "I don't
believe one of them knows whether
the man was a Roman soldier or a
lie kept looking at tbe statue, com
plaining of one defect after another,
working himself up to n fury with the
work he condemne-d.
"You must admit that there Is
bravery In his fae-e," suggested Miss
Douglas, who was herself Incoming
Era very! I'll show you bow much
bravery there Is In him." And. picking
up a Scotch claymore intemled for
mexlel use, he brought It down on the
statue, shivering It into bits. Then he
etooel regarding the party as if very
much ashamed of himself. Every eye.
expressing horror, was on bim.
"Explain it. Theodore," he said. "I've
made? an ass of myself and apologize."
Guthrie, though much troubled.
showed an Inclination to laugh.
blame myself," he said, "for erpetrat
Ing a fraud. My friends, this Is not
Mr. Williams, but Chapman Harnes.
The statue be has demedished repre
sented the Roman sentinel found
standing at his post at rompell
covered with ashes belched from
the crater of Vesuvius. As Miss
Douglas says. It has passed all the
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Trouble comes natural to some peo
ple, just like freckles or curly hair.
How differently our side of a fus-s
sounds when presented by our enemies!
Tile chances are if people distrust
you the fault lies largely with your
self. A man nevei cares n great deul for
tbe pictures taken of him when be wa3
Tbe idea hat there are two sides to
every epiostion didn't originate with
any of the parties directly interested.
It is right to start out In life with
an ambition, but ebm't ewerlook the im
portance of enjoying the scenery on
When :i man picks up n pair ef pan
taloons lie has not worn In a long
time', be always feels in tbe pockets to
see if be has left any money in them.
Only line e'liteiing both Denver
and Colorado Springs direct
from Hie East.
gent of his own party if he was a cau- Oldbacb. 'Twins?'
"Alas!" sighed Wedderly, "troubles
never come singly."
What's the matter now?" queried
critics In Tarls, wtm pronouncetl It
wonder, and was to have been put In
marble at once."
While Guthrie was explaining Misj
Douglas was giving ominous gulps
which ended In a burst of sobs.
Barnes went to her and begged her
forgiveness for destroyins his own
work, for which be was to have
been paid an. enormous sum.
But she got even wlrh him. She de
cllned to forgive him till h had
labored long and well to restore the?
statue. That waa not all. She kept
him waiting bIi months for an answ
to a proposition of marriage.
F. A. MITCHEL.
His Sbn" Chance.
'You can answer mo erne more' ques
tion perhaps. Miss Hutu," saiel Archie,
mortified at her refusal. "Is there any
There Is every eithe-r man, sir,
responded, with Hashing eyes,
woulel be absolutely tbe last,
A there appeare'tl to be no further
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Patient When you're ill, doctor, do
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