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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY. AUGUST 31. 1907.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island, 111. En
tered at the postofflce as second-class
committed an egregious error when
he voted to confirm Reed Smoot or
"Reed Smut," as he derisively called
him. Judging from the promiucnc-1
Mr. Masou gave both of them in his
speech recently one would natural! v
form the opinion that they, are very
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Saturday, August 31, 1907.
Are we to understand that no guilty
trust or wealthy malefactor is to b
allowed to escape?
Monday will le Labor day. an Amer
ican holiday worthy the respect and
consideration of all good citizens.
On the dead iuiet. wonder if Presi
dent Roosevelt did not send Stuyvosant
Fish his congratulations.
At the Old Settlers' gathering at
Freeport there were seven people who
have lived in Stephenson county for
Over 70 years.
It is dollars to doughnuts that the
Btitish government is not paying Dins
ley pi ices for the horseshoes it is
buying in this country for its army
Having yielded to temptation an 1
lost liis Rift of silence, Covernor
Hughes of New York has shown him
self .greatly inferior to Secretary Taft
in tlie art of saying nothing from
Tom Law son. the P,oston speculato-,
advertises to buy stocks. Henry
Clews, the Wall street banker, ad
vises great caution. As long as the
frenzied iinanciers cannot agree tt
mav be wise to let them light it our
without your assistance. -
The New York Evening Post calls
President Diaz of Mexico "a useful
tyrant." Well, at any rate, he ha-;
learned the useful art of not making
a new series of disturbances when he.
is about to have a new series of photo
Richard Mansfield, peer of all Amei
'ican actors in his day, student in his
art and hard worker, has answer. 'd
his last curtain call. He inspired, in
structed and delighted thousands and
dually gave his life for his profession.
Than this what man can do more?
Successfully enacting the role as
Richard Mansfield did or "Dr. .lekyil
and .Mr. Hyde," "Haron Chovrial" ami
"Peer Cynt" was enough to tax the'
talent:- and the resources of any man.
The great American actor paid the
penalty not only of conscientious but of
too hard work.
Supreme Court .Justice .1. Frankli-.i
Fort of East Orange, N. J., has fir.--mally
announced his intention to re
sign his seat on the bench to become
a candidate for governor to succeed
Edward C. Stokes. The announce
ment has brought to mind the fact
that Justice Fort's grandfather was
governor of New Jersey.
The Hargis feud troubles in P,roa
thitt county i.v one of the features of
the present republican campaign if.
Kentucky, while the: democrats are
again placing much reliance on. the
Powers trial and the assassination of
Governor Coebel to carry the statr
Both candidates for governor are now
engaged in stumping the stale.
It now turns out that the carved
medicine chest which was presented
to the president by an army officer,
was manufactured at the army cabinet
shop in the Philippines at a cost of
$15:1 to the government, and the in
vest igat ion by Colonel Carlington
shows a vast amount of similar grafc
in the quartermaster's department.
(iovcriimciit by ln.j unci ion.
The idea of declaring a law condi
tionally unconstitutional is something
new under the sun. Yet Judge Ti it ch
ard. President Roosevelt's appointee tn
Ihe federal bench, did it in the North
Carolina 2'i cent fare injunction case.
The old rule of statutory construction
is that every law is prima facie valid
and when attacked as unconstitutional
the burden of showing it to be so be
yond a reasonable doubt, rests on th3
party attacking it.
To enjoin the execution of a law
and postpone the question of its valid
ity to a more convenient season is to
copy the tactics of King Agrippa.
Two Vnt Fares.
For May and June, the first tw.j
months in which the 2-cent rate law
of Minnesota was in effect, the aver
age earnings of th railroads from
passenger traffic showed an increase
of one sixth over the average of any
two months in laiif,. The figures are
furnished by the railroads, and. there
fore, may be taken to be within the
Thi' predictions that a reduction of
fares would result in an increase .f
travel would seem to have been justi
fied in Minnesota, at least and the
outcry against II cents a mile being
a confiscatory rate is shown to have
Vt' W I
That While House .Mortgage.
There is no doubt that when til
Wall street interests, the fienziel
financiers and v monopolists wlo
contnd the tariff protected trusts
agreed to finance the Roosevelt cntn
Iaigu in they weie promised
that, at least, the administration would
not hurt the good trusts and corpora
tions, of which we were assured there
were many. In fact. Senator Knox
of Pennsylvania, while he was in the
cabinet gave public Assurance that the
Roosevelt administration "would not
run amuck." That assurance, never
denied by the president, led to liberal
campaign contributions by the cor
porations. That some of these ardent
republican financiers should feel tha1
thev have been deceived was to hav -been
expected and that they are now
in the depths of despair is not won
derful. One of the largest commis
sion houses in New York, who is
vouched for by the Journal of Com
merce as having republican sympa
thies, says in their last communica
tion to their customers: "The great
throbbing life of business has beci
stabbed in the vitals. Can the othT
parts survive? A reassuring state
ment from the president that oft-cx-pteted
will of the wisp of Wall street,
can have little weight now. the vary
ing character of his utterances in the
past have been of such contradictory
nature that what he might say again
from an administration infected with
delusions and warped by po'itical con
sideration, the problematical ability
of the federal government to now
control the destructive and araichistic
forces it has set loose, that makes
the outlook gloomy. It is time to--business
men to unite in conf: renc ;
and action to force common sense a,
the White house."
In the same issue of the Journal of
Commerce, the Wall street firm of
Carpenter, P.aggot Ai Co., tells its
customers that the president and "a
weak attorney general, who ilelightel
in seeing his name in print, and who
should never have been in the eabinet.
have done more in breaking down
confidence, and more injury to busi
ness than can tie repaired in a year
or more. 1 his linn then lets the
political cat out of the republican bag
by declaring that: "A member of th'1
republican national committee tells n
that political pressure which is the
only competent pressure is being
brought to hear on the president, and
he is faltering; in fact is scared at
his havoc and the wane of his popular
ity. He has been shown the neces
sity of great campaign contributions
next year to offset the damage lie has
done, and there are hopes that his
loss of political prestige may cans?
him to appreciate the seriousness of
his methods and cause at least a mod
ification of them." It will be inter
esting to note what effect this "po
litical pressure" will have in forcing
"common sense at the White house.'
The sixteenth president of the Tnited States was born In I.nrtie countj,
Ky.. in ISO!) and was assassinated by John Wilkes P.ooth at Washington
April 14, lS'io, shortly after beginieng his second term as president, lb' prac
ticed law for many years at Springfield, 111., ami served one term ill congress.
He was the first successful candidate of the new Republican party. Lincoln's
great work was the preservation of the I'nioii by defeating the Confederacy
in n four years' war, an incident of which was his proclamation of emancipa
tion for all slaves and the final settlement of the slavery problem by elimination.
MY LONG CHERISHED TRIP.
The women of the 400 at Newport
are continuing the Harriman-Fish
Wall street fight, which resulted in the
retirement of Fish from the presidency
of the Illinois Central railroad. Norv
Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish has turned the
tables and has deposed Mrs. Corne
lius Vanderbilt and Mrs. Ogden Goelet
whose husbands voted with Harri-
man as the leaders of the 400. The
entertainment of the Swedish prince
brought on the engagement.
Senator Mason is basing his carr.
paign for his return to the United
States senate on two things. He ad
vocates the election of United States
senators by a direct vote of the po
pie, and believes that his successor
Senator Albert J. Hopkins of Aurora
From the time I was a little girl I
desired to visit Europe, but sine I was
poor and with no expectations there
was no prospect of my wish ever being
gratified. When I was fifteen years
old I began to save money for the pur
pose and by the time I was twenty
two bad a sufficient amount to enable
me to purchase a second class passage
out and buck and remain, abroad six
weeks. My friends and relatives I
bud no parents advised me to put my
savings out at iiiteri-st rather than
spend them in any such fashion, but I
replied that I bad saved them for a
purpose, would not have saved them
without the purpose and did not be
lieve In such ii weathercock course as
they advised. Resides. I rn.ainta:nel
that fate did more for persons who
were Hunting on the surface than for
those underneath and out of sight,
whereupon they assumed that I hoped
to meet some rich man who would
marry me. This was unkind, for I am
and was very plain.
I was not to lie deterred by sneers
and sailed with the early summer he-1
gira. We had a rough passage, audi
the person with whom I was obliged)
to room, a woman of fifty, was notj
onlv seasick, but really ill. There was
no one but me to look after her, and
"Regular as the Sun"
Is an expression as old as the race.
No doubt the rising and setting of the
sun is the most regular performance
In the universe, unless it is the action
of the liver and bowels when regulat e
with Dr. King's New Life Pills. Guar
anteed by YV. T. Hartz, druggist, 301
Twentieth street. 25c.
Sickness Is next to Impossible if you keep
the Kidneys, Liver and Bowels In perfect
working order with an occasional dose of
Dr. A. W. Chase's
Mr. S. B. Holdcn. No. C&sa Ave .
Grand Ranids. Mich.. 8ars: "I have for
years been subject to sluggishness of the
liver and constipation, the kidneys were also
inactive ana caused me a great deal or pain
across my ioins. I got some of Dr. A. W.
Chase's Kldney-Llver Puis and they cured
the Inactivity ot the organs rapidly and
?aiily. I would not be without them." 25c
a box at ail dealers. Write tor a tree sample.
Dr. A. W. Chase Medicine Co., Buffalo, N. .
For Sale at Harper House Pharmacy.
I must either do so or siv her suffer
without attention. I gathered from
what she told me that she was going
ahrotul for her health and bad no defi
nite plans for travel. When we reach
ed port she begged me to let her go
where I went. I told brr frankly that
I had counted on my trip from child
hood, had been seven years in saving
the few hundred dollars required to
make it, and to spend my time taking
care of a sick woman who evidently
had no money to purchase attendance
and comforts would be a terrible sac
rifice, but when we came to leave the
steamer the poor woman was so deso
late that I hadn't the heart to leave
her alone. I took her with me to Lon
don and to the same apartment house.
The result of this move was that, in-1
stead of seeing the sights of the Brit
ish capital, the time I had laid out for
the purpose was given to Miss Tift
that was her name and the only way
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take her with me. I in I erred that sue
could not afford the expense, for she
never offered to pay the lare. Finally,
desiring to go to Paris, I proposed that
phe should go to a hospital. This she
refused to do, but said she had a rela
tive in rarls and if I would take her
there she would not ask me to do any
thing more for her. As I was going to
Paris It was l.ijy&ft.sihlc for me to re
fuse to allow her to go on the same
train. So I consented and. making a
virtue of necessity, nursed her all the
The day after we arrived she gave
me her relative's address, and I called
at the house. The relative had gone
away from there and had left no ad
dress. I went back to our apartments
and found Miss Tift In great agony. I
called for a doctor, who pronounced
her a very sick woman who would
likely need a physician for a long pe
riod, and before he would do anything
for her compelled me to pay his bill or
a large portion of It In advance. Miss
Tift was too ill to consult in the mat
ter, and well, I took what I had saved
for my continental trip and gave It to
a French doctor I never had seen be
fore in payment for services he had
not yet rendered to a person who was
nothing whatever to nie.
The only convenient thing Miss Tift
did was to die in time to enable me
to go homo in aceoro;i;.ec won rn.v
original plan. Itofoiv her death she
was In sueli condition that the doctor
was enabled to tell her that she would
die and she had beMer settle l.er af
fairs If she had any affairs to settle.
She sent for a notary, and wh.'ii he
withdrew he handed me a seal 'il en
velope, saying that it was her Iat will
and I was to take it to America.
1 nked him if she had meiii ioncd
any payment out of what she had
willed to return money 1 had spent on
her, and he said that she had written
the will Le;se!f and be had not seen
anything but 1 lie signature. It had
been executed while I was out getting
a change of air, and the witnesses bad
beeu called ou from adjoining apart
ments. 1 had asked Miss Tift what she wish
ed done with, her body, and she said
' her old cap-ass wasn't worth taking to
America." and I cotil.l put it any when;
I liked. I would lint! money for the
purpose in her trnrsk. I found ?1!0,
which enabled me to attend to the
burial on the veiy cheapest plan.
When I reached Lome I was asham
ed to ieil how 1 had been deprived of
what I had so long saved and hoped
for. My friends raided me on not hav
ing met a rich man to marry me, some
of them saying facetiously that they
expected I would at least catch a duke.
I avoided them as much as possible
and refused to talk of my trip when I
was obliged to meet them.
On the back of the envelope contain
ing Miss Tift's will was the address of
a certain attorney. I mailed it to him,
then forgot till about it. supposing it
gave away worthier. trinkets or heir
looms. The attorney wrote me that
Miss Tift had left an estate valued at
about $:jr0.rXK) and bad willed It all to
I was an hour convincing myself that
I was not dreaming,
I subsequently made another trip
abroad, remaining as long as I wished.
I brought back with me Miss Tift's
body for interment In America. I also
brought back another body a live one
a Dritish baron.
School Time Has Come.
Schools are opening, and the tine
lor books and study lias come again.
Let us make a few good resolutions,
just a few. and stick to them. A.
pupils let us resolve:
First, that we shall do each day's
work as it comes.
Second, that we shall do some 1 i t T
act of kindness for a fellow studen:
Third, that we shall do nothing at
any time to make us respect our
Then as teachers, let us resolve:
First, that we shall try to lo'.-e
every child who conies under our hi
Second, that we shall let patience
have her perfect work.
Third, that we shall constantly bear
in mind that the measure of our en
thusiasm is the measure of our In
Then as parents let us resolve:
First, that we shall allow nothiti",
except what is absolutely unavoida
ble, to interfere with the child's wo;k
Second, that we shall find no fault
with school matters in his presence.
Third, that if we can not manage
successfully the child whom we have
known all his life, we must not ex
pect it of a stranger who can stud
him only under artificial conditions
for a few hours a day.
And whatever class we belong ti.
let us remember that courtesy begets
courtesy, interest, interest, and love,
love. Our Country for September.
DeWitt's Carbolized Witch Hazel
Salve penetrates the pores and heals
quickly. Sold by all druggists.
Don't Miss the Wonderful
lie Greatest Won
der of the Age
Will show with regular instruments which are
used on ships and at shore stations. Sending
messages through walls, light electric lights, ring
fire alarm bells. Showing how railway acci
dents can be avoided, and blow fog horns, all
without the vise of wires.
fy9 sJr Ii
oiday, Sept. 2.
iesday, Sept. 3.
Wednesday, Sept. 4.
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