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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 11, 1907.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
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By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
members in the matter of official serv
ice would also prove of benefit to tli-j
several counties and to the state.
The mayors of Illinois are organiz
ing lor this purpose, and there is no
reason why the sheriffs should not Io
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Ii ahci COUNCIL 9 so
Wednesday, September 11, 1907.
Oh, look, whose coining now the
football hero! Heaven have mercy.
At. time of last advices, Walter
Wellnian was still waiting and still
The enforcers of the pure food laws
need to get busy; whisky is said to be
going into (loorgia in anticipation of
1908 demands labeled "Paint."
It is reported that at the end of his
term Governor Vardaman of Mississip
pi will take editorial charge of a new.-,
paper to be established by a jonu
stock company now in course of o:-
The federal office holders and their
friends of Fort Scott gave Secreta
Taft a royal reception and presented
bin with "a massive tin dinner pail
which held six gallons and was made
to typify the full dinner pail campaign
cry." It was noticeable that the strik
ing telegraphers and other working
men did not join in the demonstration
Of course the office holders dinner
pails are always full as long as they
do service to the party bosses.
The battleships are to sail for tli-
Pacific coast on Dec. 13. The trip wi'.l
cost hundreds of thousands of dollar
for extra coal and colliers to carry i
"What good it will do to send all the
battle ships on this long cruise is a
conundrum that only the administr;
tion can solve. The demonstration
was nrst arranged as an answer to
the warlike talk of the Japanese, but
as peace and good will prevail with
that country now there must be sum
other reason that President Uooseve t
does not wisli to divulge.
Edmond F. Noel, who won the gov
ernorship of Mississippi in the recent
primary, is a native of Mississippi and
has been prominent in the politics of
that state for the past 2(1 years jr
more. He served a number of yeais
in the state legislature and is promi
nett as a lawyer. Although the plat
form on which he was successful i.
the recent primary was not radical o
extreme in its main aspects, Mr. No
is pledged to a number of iniportau
reforms, notable among which is :
state prohibition law. Personally h
is an ardent prohibitionist and a re
lentless enemy of the liquor traffic in
all its forms.
CHANLER OF NEW YORK POSSIBLE DEMOCRATIC LEADER
Polities in Arkansas.
Down in "Arkansaw," Attorney Gen
eral Kirby, who is seeking the demo
cratic gubernatorial nomination, has
announced his platform. Among other
planks it contains the following:
'Hesentnient of the encroachment of
the federal government on the rights
and powers of the state and interfer
ence of the I'niled States courts with
he jurisdiction of these states.
"Favoring the passage of all laws
tending to create good roads.
"Prosecution of trusts and monopol
"Condemnation of the perniciousness
n the affairs of the government of
the state by the railroads and other
powerful organizations of capital.
"Advancing every interest in the
state that looks to its upbuilding, I
lieving they should be encouraged and
given tiie square deal, but insist th?
state and its people shall be given thj
square deal first.
'Aliove all. an honest administration
of public affairs. ' .
"FJection of V'nited States senators
by the direct vote of the people.
"Officials are but the representatives
)f the people, and it is their duty t
ascertain the wishes of their constitu
ents and see that they are gratified
That platform has the right ring to
it. The state issues are made para
mount honesty in public service, and
pieservation of state's rights.
Arkansas presents a lesson to Illi
nois. In Arkansas it seems that can
didates for governor expect the people
to bo the controlling factor in nomina
tions and elections. In Illinois th-?
professional politicians seem to con
trol. A republican in Illinois wn
wants to be governor, doesn't stand
any chance unless he lias the w l r
pullers with him. Right now candi
dates and prospective govei natorial
candidates are jockeying around try
ing to gel the poliiicians lined un.
Some day the people of Illinois art
going to wake up and do the nonnna-:
The V.. A. It.
A statement issued at Saratog:
where tiie national encampment of th
Grand Army of the Kcpubhc is hi
session, gives the total membership of
the Grand Army as 222,000. Of these
the organization loses annually 2 pe
cent. Tiie decrease in membership is
rapid, therefore, and it will not be
many years until the Grand Army of
the Republic will have passed awav
The Saratoga report estimates th''
the organization will exist perhaps 2v
The organization has been an in
spiration to patriotism since its ex
istence. That it will be in our midst
quite a number ot years to come is a
source of sincere gratification. Aftc
it has passed its memory will live as
long as the nation lives.
Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of Mar,
sachusetts, to whom the question of
tariff legislation has been referred
with direction to present the plank
on the subject to the next republican
national convention in proper shape,
is reported to have declared recently
that the surplus in the national treas
ury does not profoundly alarm him.
It has been noticeable for a long time
that the "surplus" has not been a
source of "alaim" to any of the repub
lican crowd jwho have had their fore
feet in Hie public trough. The placid
ity of their temper under the circum
stances is exceeded only by the vo
racity of the appetite with which they
Shorifl'M of Illinois.
The Chicago Tribune, in discussing
the proposed new association of Illi
nois sheriffs, seems to think the only
purpose of the meeting of sheriffs h:
to start some new move to change tho
law so that they can succeed them
selves in office. Of course this wotiil
not be a very popular subject to dH-
cuss. The Tribune is a little preju
dlzed. however, and is of the opinion
that "there is no county in- the state
where the people feel that it would
be a calamity to lose the present
Possibly not, but down here in Rock
Island county we have a pretty good
sheriff, and it certainly wouldn't be a
"calamity" if he could be and should
be reelected. His administration ia
The sheriffs unquestionably have
come other purpose in view in the for
mation of an association than the mere
desire to succeed themselves in office.
Such an association should be formed
for the good it could accomplish by an
Interchange of views of sheriffs. Such
organization designed to benefit its
TWAIN DECLINES TO ACT
Attempt to Get Author to Pilot Presi
dent's Boat Down Stream Fails.
Maik Twain, it is announced, wi'.l
not pilot President Roosevelt's steam
er down the Mississippi when tin
president makes his trip the first of
next month. A number of Mr. Clem
ens' admirers in the Mississippi vallov
had been planning to revive the old
days when Mark Twain was a Missi
sippi pilot, and Captain l'ixby, an old
time river pilot, had promised to Stan 1
his trick at the wheel along with tie
author if he could be induced to ste
tiie president's steamer down the river
after attending the waterways coavon
tion to be held in Memphis next momh
Mr. Clemens, however, has declined
tho invitation to attend that conven
SPLIT, BRITTLE, DULL HAIR.
(Special Washington Correspondence of
There seems to lw a somewhat con
certed effort to urge for the Demo
cratic presidential nomination Lieuten
ant Governor Lewis Stuyvesant Chan
ler of New York. There Is good rea
son for the movement. Mr. Chanler
is a clean cut, able anil Lonorable man.
He was nominated for the office he
now holds by William It. Hearst on
the Independence League ticket, and
when the Democratic party of New
York surrendered to Hearst Mr. Chan
ler was one of the independent nomi
nees placed on the regular Democratic
ticket. Xoiiody would accuse him of
ingratitude to his political sponsor, but
the people of New York liked him so
well that he was elected lieutenant
governor by a plurality of 5,574, while
Mr. Hearst, his distinguished leader,
was defeated by a plurality of 57,807.
Indeed, on the straight vote Mr. Cfcan
ler ran ahead of Mr. Hearst by 27,477.
Many things might explain the Chan
ler success and the Hearst defeat. Mr.
Chanler was practically an unknown
man. In fact, up to the time of his
nomination on the Hearst ticket he
Lad achieved so little prominence that
bis name did not even appear in the
1907 edition of "Who's Who In Amor
ica," a book of reference which offers
a kindly harborage to almost anybody
whose head has got a little bit above
the general crowd
The story told in Washington is, like
the story told prior to the convention
that nominated Judge Pnrker. that
only a New York man can carry New
York; that the Bouth is earnestly de
sirous of having n northern anil a New-
York man nominated; that there have
been conferences among political man
agers to secure for Mr. ('hauler the
New Y'ork, Pennsylvania and Illinois
delegations, all of which is fairly good
newspaper stuff for publication iu the
dull political season, but none of which
is true. As a matter of fact, uo such
conferences have been held. The men
whose names were used in connection
with this report would be promptest to
repudiate it If any responsible writer
gave it out over bis own signature.
Moreover. Mr. Chanler himself recog
nizes the fact that in 1WS he can hard
ly be regarded as presidential timber.
As yet his opinions on national affairs
are scarcely known. Mr. Chanler's vic
tory over Hearst was a sweeping one,
but his victory over the Republican
forces was a very slender one.
Mr. Chanler has had all the fine
things of life that wealth could bring
to him. It is greatly to bis credit that
he has turned aside from the mere so
ciety life of a rich young New Yorker
to undertake more serious work. The
lieutenant governorship of New York
has given him no chance to show either
his ability or bis comprehension of the
principles of Democracy. Terhaps a
higher state office, to which he might
nrpire, might make him more of a na
tional figure than he is today.
The Pluck of La Follette.
People might well wonder whether
Senator La Follette is a Democrat or
a Republican. Wisely enough, he affil
iates 'in Wisconsin with the Republic
ans, as in that state Democrats have
had little chance of power. The great
German population is normally Re
publican, and the Immense number of
veterans of the civil war, their sous
and relatives, who are unable to for
get the attitude of the Democratic par
ty prior to that war. have long kept
that state normally Republican. The
one time in modern political history
when the electoral vote was cast for a
Democratic candidate was. in, .1.S02.
when it was carried ror u rover Cleve
Senator La Follette has been preach
ing Democratic doctrine and winning
Democratic votes, but standing osten
sibly as a Republican candidate. Iu
1904 he beat his opponent for govern
or by over r.0,000, while McKinley, al
ways popular, beat Parker, who was
notably unpopular, by less than (50.000.
The reason was that La Follette was
essentially Democratic and appealed
to the Democratic sentiment in both
Recently at nttsburg Senator La
Follette gave an exhibition of his cour
age and of his political sagacity. He
was addressing a meeting of Pennsyl
vania school ten chers. The president
of the teachers' association notified
Senator La Follette that his address
must 1h wholly nonpartisan. With the
genial but at the same time somewhat
inscrutable smile that the Wisconsin
senator commonly carries, lie agreed.
As he spoke he had occasion to refer
to his rate bill, a measure which, un
like the one forced through congress
by Roosevelt, would have amounted to
something had it been passed, lie pro
ceeded to comment on the action o?
the two Pennsyh-anla senators in vot
ing against it. The chairman inter
rupted him. He resumed his discourse.
The chairman interrupted him again.
"Very well." said La Follette, "I will
not sjieak ia this hall if I cannot say
the tilings I iK'lieve. If any of the au
dience desire to hear what I have lo
Bay I will speak In the open air."
Thereupon he walked to the front
steps of the Carnegie institute, follow
ed, as I am told, by nearly 2.000 listen
ers, and spoke for an hour and a half,
being repeatedly cheered. The chair
man remained in the empty hall.
That, after all. is the essence of De
mocracy. Democracy stands for free
dom of speech, for individual liberty,
for an appeal to the ieoj'.o and au ac
ceptance of the people's verdict.
The New Southwestern States.
Protection for Atlantic coast while
fleet Is in the Faeific, none.
Facilities for docking and repair of
ships while on Pacific coast, none.
Cost of coal for voyage, $1,000,000.
coiners ia service during voyage
(otherwise out of commission), twenty-
Purpose of voyage, apparently only
to fire the Pacific coast with enthusi
asm for Roosevelt and Taft.
Cost of expedition assessed on the
ordinary, common taxpayer.
Definitions of Democracy.
In its earnest ondenvors to discover
"what is a Democrat' the New York
World has extorted from Governor
Folk of Missouri an answer. The re-
spoiire will not satisfy the World, fcr
nothing that stands for progressive
Democracy will meet the approval of
that able but somewhat misguided
newspaper. The governor said that
Jefferson's axiom, "Uqual rights to all
and special privileges to none," ex
presses every essential principle of
real Democracy. That answer was
complete. It made unnecessary the
column almost of type in which he
expanded and elucidated it. The axiom
formed the basis of the Chicago plat
form of lc;0, which the World bitterly
opposed; it was the essence of the Kan
sas City platform of 1000, which the
World damned with the faintest of
faint praise: it will le the keynote of
the next Democratic platform if the
convention adopting it shall le in fact
Rut how plain it is to see that if
Governor Folk's admirable definition
of Democracy is to be given effect It
can only lo by a convention mad? up
of men who are neither enjoying nor
seeking special privileges and who are
1 willing to concede equal rights to all
their fellows. The saviors of the Demo
cratic party In New York who have in
the past been hailed as such by the
World have been men largely interest
ed l'l traction affairs or In protected
manufactures or in finance of the sort
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iess You Will
peak to Me Now,
James 11. Garfield, secretary of the that has a special privilege road lead-
Interior and a niemlor of the presi- ing straight to the door of the T'nited
dent's tennis cabinet, says, and appar-- States treasury. In Pennsylvania the
ently with authority, that Mr. Roo-e- safe and sane Democracy, greatly ap-
velt will cease his opposition to the p'auded by the World, is so closely nl-
admission of Arizona and New Mexico ' Hod with the Standard Oil company
as distinct and separate states. It has
beeu made clear enough that the peo
pie of these states would never cease-
that the two could not le pried apart
with a crowbar. In Illinois they are
trns men or corporation magnates.
their opposition to the consolidation oft Throughout the south the public men
the two territories into one. If the : In the Democratic party who nro most
president lives up to his maxim. "The 1 effectively upholding the .Teffersonian
verdict of the people is considered maxim receive no applause from New
iin.il" he will not rr.erolv be obliged York orsrans of alleged Democracy.
to permit the admission "of these two Rather it is the senators who stand
new states, whatever their political
complexion, but will also be morally
compelled to allow immediate state
hood to Oklahoma. On the 17th of this
month the people of Oklahoma vote
on their proposed constitution. Every
federal officeholder in the territory is
lighting it. and Secretary Taft made a
journey thither at public expense to
throw his considerable weight into the
scales against it. If it is adopted by
the people, what will the president do?
Will he find Borne quibble by which he
may be able to keep the eight electoral
votes which the new state will cart
from the next presidential election, or
will he live up to his assertion that the
verdict of the people is considered
In a Nutshell.
A fleet worth $100,000,000.
Distance to San Francisco, 14,000
Route through the strait of Magel
lan, famous the world over for in
tricacy and danger.
Value of one battleship, $3,000,000.
Time necessary to replace one ship
if lost, three years.
Time necessary to bring ships back
to the Atlantic in event of trouble with
Eurojiean nation, ninety davs.
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Closest to i lie n i iici;!-!! i iinw.m.. n.i
professing Democracy still preach pro
tection, that find themselves celebrated
in the New York press.
I believe that with the proper can
didate the Democratic party could go
before the people with that single
maxim for Its platform. A very dis
tinguished Democrat, a leader of the
progressive wing, whose name I may
not here mention, suggested to me that
the ideal platform for the next cam
paign would be one that could be print
ed on a post card. How would this do'i
Eo.eal rights to all; rpeclal privileges
t o iio:ie.
The tariff is a special privilege.
The railroads grant special privileges
and deny eqeal rights.
Tho trusts are bred of the tariff an I
of railroad discriminations.
The Democratic party stands for th
literal enforcement of the .Teffe'-sonian
maxim and pledges itself to attack an 1
to destroy the special privileges creat
ed by the tariff and fostered by tbu
railroads and to put an end to th?
denial of equal rights now practlcel
by the railroads and the trusts.
Washington. D. C.
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My cousin Mary and I were very
intimate, and our fathers' farms ad
joined, though the distance by the road
between the two houses was half a
mile. I had been at Mary's one even
ing, staying much later than usual.
There was no man to escort me home,
and I was forced to go alone. Mary
suggested that I take the dog with me,
and I did so. It was It o'clock when
I started, and it was bright moonlight.
We farmers' daughters are used to
going about alone in the country, and
I didn't feel afraid. If there was ti
midity in mo it was rather due tj super
stition than any real danger, a super
stition that every one feels, more or
less. Of course I made figures out
of the stumps and patches of moon
light, but they always turned out
stumps and moonlight, and I was be
coming more or less used to them when
suddenly the dog set up a howl and,
putting his tail between his legs, ran
off in the direction from which we had
I was the more astonished when I
saw the object that had frightened him,
a man, for I had relied on the dog for
protection. I proceeded on my way,
and the figure advanced slowly toward
me. When we met I saw a young
man about twenty-five years of age,
very handsome and evidently a gentle
man. I was not unused to seeing city
folk in the region, for we were near
the ocean, and there were summer re
sorts above and beloW us, though the
season had passed, and the visitors
were mostly gone. I felt no fear of
politely, though witii apparent effort.
Whether it was the moonlight that
slune full in his face or not I couldn't
tell, but he seemed to be very pale.
It seemed also that there was au odor
of the sea about lsim, but this may
have beeu borne on a light puff of air
that passed as I met him.
"Can you direct me to the church
yard ':" he asked.
"Follow the road in the direction
yon are going for about a mile," I
replied, "and you will come to it. It
lines the road. You can't miss it."
For heaven's sake, what did the
man want tit the churchyard at that
time of niglit?
'Do you know the hour?" he asked.
"A litle past 11."
Was he 111, staggering about In the
road, or was there something the mat
ter with my vision? He seemed rath
er to be swaying with a motion sim
ilar to that of waves. He looked at
me appealing!-. A cloud passed over
the moon, and when the light came
again he was standing before nie per
fectly tranquil, looking into my face
with a persuasiveness I had never en
"I came out for a walk." he said,
"from the ocean. I thought I'd go in
land. I heard there was a church
yard near here, and I wanted to see
it. But I don't feel equal to proceed
ing further. I think I'll go back.
Would you mind my walking with
you that Is, as far as you go?"
He was so gentle, so deferential, so
spiritual, that I had nothing to fear.
Indeed, his very presence threw over
me a singular spell. I gave the de
sired permission, and we walked along
"Why did you wish to visit the
churchyard?" I asked.
"Well, there are peace and rest
about a churchyard such a contrast
with the living world. One day we
are a part of the turmoil of living lte
Ings, with our ambitions, hates, loving;
tne next we are inhabitants' or a
Injury, for the m.an raised bis hat dea(l clty We 8J)eaJi ucUuer to our
companions nor to the living. The sun
and the rain fail on us, the winds
rock the branches above us. but noth
ing disturbs us. How different a bur
ial at sea! There we sink to the bot
tom or drift Into some cove in the
rocks, but if we are not far enough
benealh the surface we undulate with
the waves that are rolling over us.
now sucked partly out. now slowly-
driven in again, never knowing what
is In store for us except that we must
drift, drift, drift."
The last three words were almost a
We had by this time come to the
farm. I pitied my companion. He
seemed so miserable out in the night,
as if he were seeking a place to rest
among the dead. I offered to awaken
my father and take him iu for the
night, but he shuddered and declined.
"I must go back to the sea,". he said.
Leaning on the gate, I watched him
as he retreated. There was again abeut
him that swaying I had noticed before,
and I sniffed the salt sea smell. When
I could see him no longer I went in
and to bed, but not to sleep. All night
I seemed to be rising and falliug with
the waves and smelled the odor of sea
In the morning I saw some people
coming up the road carrying a bier. I
questioned them, and they told me that
tho body of a young man who had been
drowned while bathing during the sea
son had risen to the surface and they
were taking it to the churchyard for
burial. I asked them to let me see
the corpse, but they told nie the coffin
lid was screwed down. Besides, it was
no object for a young girl to look upon.
This happened years ago, but I have
never been the same woman since. In
the autumn when the moon is near the
full I often walk between Mary's and
our place, thinking to meet the stran
ger who seemed to be hunting for a
grave. lie has never appeared. I
wonder If the dead ever do appear, to
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