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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 1907.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1624
Second avenue. Rock Island, I1L En
tered at the postofilce as second-class
By THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Dally, 10 cents per week.
Weekly, $1 per year In advance.
All communications of argumentative
character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publica
tion. No Buch articles will be printed
over fictitious signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every
township In Rock Island county.
mined to In ild the people tip for every f
cent the. business will stand. Since I
the failure of the beef trust cases by ,
the government under the decision of
Judge Humphreys, the packers have be
come bolder and more extortionate than
ever. Just what can be done, if any
thing, does not appear, but there should
be some way to put a stop to this or
ganized robbery of the consumers. If
the government fails to protect the peo
ple in this and other cases of exior
tion, it is not to be wondered at if there
is a constantly increasing demand for
a better administration of public af
Saturday, September 28, 1907.
Still that immunity bath did not
Mash all the Alton's sins away.
The preshhnt knew better than to
make his tour while the baseball sea
son was still on.
The latent ticket is Johnson and John
son. And neither of them has the aris
The Nebraska democratic platform
Is good enough to win. Its declarations
against centralization, monopolies and
lobber tariff were expected of a con
cntion which endorsed Nebraska's
Bryan and the South.
Some of the "safe and sane" alleged
democratic papers of the north have
been trying to make it appear that Wil
liam J. liryan lias lost prestige in the
south and will not be supiorted for
he nomination by that section should
he be a candidate.
Hut a poll of the southern newspa
pers taken by the Brooklyn Eagle, by
no means a Ilryan journal, shows that
he is not losing ground, as asserted by
some; but is still a prime favorite. In
deed, the Brooklyn Eagle declares that
the polls show that Mr. Bryan is still
considered by the south as "the demo
cratic party's one available leader."
Just what those who are "slopping
around" trying to find some one else
than Bryan to lead the party in lInS.
expect to gain by their exercise is hard
to tcH. Mr. Bryan may not be a can
didate for the nomination. He may pre
fer to favor the nomination of Tom
Johnson of Cleveland, or some one
equally as good, if there is such a one;
hut one thing js sure, and that is, if
Mr. Bryan still expresses a willingness
to accept the burdens of another cam
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liMnii. ine growiers win growl in va-in.
and the people will see that no one
who noes not stand with Bryan as to
democratic policies and purposes shall
receive the nomination.
wi. in j a ii iti recognized ny tile peo
ple, north and south, as par excellence
the democratic leader, and nothing
Miui ins nomination next vear
but his death or his positive veto.
The opinion is gaining ground in
. AVashingioii that Senator Culberson of
Texas will be elected to the democratic
leadership in the upper branch of con
press, to succeed former Senator Black
burn of Kentucky. The election of Cul
berson would break all democratic prec
edents, in that lie has just commenced
his second term, and it has been the
custom to select a man with much
In their eagerness to attack Bryan
some of (lie leading republican organs
are not any too honest about it. For
instance, the St. Bonis Globe-IH mocrat
recently printed with Hash headlines a
story to the effect that former Mayor
James A. Keed of Kansas City had "at
tacked Bryan's policies." Mayor Keed
has emphatically denied the Globe's
story, and says he attacked Roose
velt's and Taft's policies, and not Bryan's.
Richard Croker, erstwhile sage of
Tammany, owner of a derby winner,
has disgraced his former New York con
stituency by wearing a monocle, and
in London. This cabled report will be
received with misgivings by his politi
cal admirers in New York. It may not
be true. An enemy would circulate
such demoralizing reports. If it is true,
then Dirk Croker can never set foot in
Gotham again and fun! here the glad
hand that was his before lie began to
ape British customs.
Every commercial organization, and
each city and town council in the upper
valley, from St. Louis to Minneapolis,
has been invited to send three dele
pates to the convention of the Upper
Mississippi River Improvement asso
ciation, to be held at Mobile, lib. Oct.
22-2;. Governors of the states interest
ed have been invited to send delegates.
Many members of congress will be in
attendance during the convention to
hear what their constituents have to
f-ay retarding river improvement.
BiiKKe Gives Up th. -'jj,t.
ne decision ot Mayor Basse an 1
ouier anu-ueneen leaders in Coo!:
county, not to take any part in th
gubernatorial contest loaves tv fmi
practically clear to the governor ani
predicates His renomination by ae
clamation. Following the announce
ment of Mayor Bus.-o's position Coi
poration Counsel Brumlago declares h?
will not enter the field and the Ch:
cago Post, strongly ant i-Deneen says:
"Judge McEwen's chances seemed to
be anything but bright today. Re
ports were current that some of the
leaders on ttie northwest side had de
cided definitely not to support th;
Twenty-seventh ward committeeman
Mayor Basse has freouentlv stated
that he yotild defeat. Covtvuor . D
neen if he could. That he has decide !
not to make the effort indicates that
he has come to the conclusion that
the people intend the governor shall
serve another term. They are satis
fied with the stewardship.
While plans were on foot in Cook
county to encompass the governor's
defeat the people of the rural dis
tricts were rallying around him an.l
with such force and enthusiasm as ti
insure his success. Noting this, tiu
Cook count v bosses, who somrht .o
unhorse the governor because thry
could not control him. have thrown
up the sponge and the subsequent
proceedings will interest them r.o
Governor John A. Johnson of Minne
sota was derided a few years ago when
he was first nominated -on the demo
cratic ticket by his opHnent, former
Auditor Dunn, and the press that up
held his candidacy. Now, Governor
Johnson is being mentioned as a strong
possibility in the race for the demo
cratic nomination for president next
year. It never pays to ridicule a man
because he conies of humble parentage,
especially when the early lives of
Jackson, Lincoln, Garfield anil Cleve
land are spread on the pages of Amer
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The tweuty-lil'th president of the United States was a native of Niles, O.,
xv in 1SI.'. Mr. McKinley was the twenty-fourth man to bold the office,
but is calleu the tw euty-li ft h .president l.ecaiwo Mr. Cleveland, having been
?lccted the second time after an interim, is known as the twenty-second and
twenty-fourth president. McKinley rose to the rank of major in the civil war.
lie became a lawyer, served several terms in eongres-s with conspicuous ability
and was elected governor of Ohio In 1S;1 and again in ls'.i". He defeated
William J. Bryan for the presidency in ls:i; and UHM. President McKinley
was assassinated by Leon Czol;;osz, at Buffalo, N. Y., Sept. G, lDul.
DAILY ST our
One evening in auiiinni. the first.
cold weather of the season having
set in, I g;t out my w inter overcoat.
Thrusting my hand into the pockets.
struck a small bundle. I am par
ticular about my clothes, always put
ting them away carefully when the
season changes and taking everything
out of the pockets. I was therefore
surprised at finding anything and.
drawing forth the buudle, quickly and
curiously unwrapped it. I found a
package of letters. On the top was a
photograph of a girl with the loveli
est ace and the sweet,e;i smile I ,'' r
beheld. I took her right into my
'Tretty enough to kiss," I remarked
to myself, and I kissed the card.
Looking at the tailor's name sown
on to the inside ot the collar ot the
overcoat, it was unfamiliar to me.
Then I examined the coat criticallv. I
had never owned it. I must have
changed coats at the end of the previ
ous spring with some man in some
public place. I slipped a couple of
elastic bands off the letters, hophig to
lind n clew to ihe owner of the coat.
The envelopes were not there. Each
letter, written in a woman's hand. 1-e-gan
"Dear Ralph" and was signed
Peach." They were usually dated
merely with the day they were writ
ten, viz "Tuesday evening," "Wednes
day afternoon." Some gave the
month, day and year, but none the city
from which they were written, thcfiigh
a row, evidently written while Hie
Pennsylvania's commissionerof health
seems to be enforcing some much need
ed Fanitary regulations in Pullman car
service. He is going to compel the fur
nishing of longer sheets, long enough
to protect the sleeper from contact
wlt.li the heavy woolen outer cover, and
to forbid the porters from dusting the
clothes of passengers in the car aisles,
so that the dust can settle back at once
on the heavy upholstery. Some day we
may hope to strike a better balance be
tween the inconveniences and hardships
of sleeping car travel and its obvious
gains in speed and economy.
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It is stated that the meat trust has
ordered another raise in the price of
beef of 4 cents a pound which will go
into effect shortly. If this is true it
will make it almost Impossible for the
ordinary workingman to eat meat. No
plausible explanation has been offered
to account for the big advance in prices
of all meats during the past year ex
cept that,- the packing trust is deter-
The store throbs with suppress
ed excitement so many new
things coming every day.
And soon our ideas will be
crystallized and you may then
judge whether this is to be your
We are doing our part. If you
catch our ideas, your eyes will
be eager and your feet dancing,
for within one month this store
will be transformed into a verita
Keep your eyes wide open.
wnte'r was Cfsiiin-. t ntiotied "differ
ent places in the text. In hunting for
a clew I unwittingly g"t interested in
them. I couldn't help it. It was evi
dent iv a a-e of a lonely woman writ
ing- to a lover who did not understand
or npprct i.ito her.
S-'ince the exchange had been made
sor.ie eight months before there was
no great hope of finding the owner. 1
wrote the tailor who bad cnade the
oat asking if any word had been left
with him about it ind received a re
ply that there had not.
This was all I could do in ihe mat
ter, for 1 could not remember so. far
back any place when- I might prob
ably have taken thesiiat In exohuuge.
All tint winter I u-f t to read the let
ters and look at the photograph till I
came to fancy that Tivas the lover to
whom Ihey had lieen written.
. Bur n man can lie sr.tbfiod with en
dearments that are passed.. .Besides, I
was constantly remembering that the
man who was manifestly unfitted to
possess such noble girl had finally
become aware of his tin worthiness and
her superiority and had made a sulli
ciently respectable fellow of himself
to warrant a union between them. I
became desirous of finding out what
had been the result, but there was not
the slightest means of doing so. 1 nev
er went anywhere without hoping that
I would see the face of the photograph
which I always carried in my pocket
book. One afternoon, while 1 was looking
over the pictures in a public gallery,
in passing from one room to another
I came face to face with one I was
sure was the original of the photo
graph. My heart stood still. It was
fortunate that she did not look at me,
for she would surely have been em
barrassed at seeing a strange man
stare at her. She passed on, and'l'
turned and followed her. I
Later she was standing lefore a pic
ture, with her eyes fixed on it intently.
There vwas no one else in the room.
Standing in the next room where I
could get out of the range of her view
before she could turn, I said aloud:
She started and turned, but not in
time to see me. A moment later she
entered the room where I was, to find
me studying a statue. I turned aud
gave her a view of my face. This evi
dently satistied her that I could not
have been the iierson who had called.
But I did not propose that she should
get away from me. Never did detec
tive do a better job of shadowing thau
I aud from u greater distance. I saw
her at last go into a dwelling house,
and while waiting for her to come out
I saw her, divested of hat and coat,
at an upper window. Then I knew I
had tracked her to her home.
I was not long in discovering her
name, with other Information, includ
ing the fact that she was unmarried.
Then I used to watch for her to go
out, with a view to discovering if she
would stumble on any one I knew. I
spent a long while at this with no re
sult, but one day met her on the
street with a lady whom I counted one
of my best friends. Quick as a flash
I invented an excuse to stop and ad
dress my friend and secured a casual
introduction. I walked with them
several blocks, when I left them, feel
ing that my hunt and my detective
pranks were over. A week later I had
an opportunity (I had made It my
self) to ask ierniissioii to call on her.
I found that "Peach" was a nickname
which had loen given her by her fa
ther when she was a child for her rud
A year later I wrote her an anony
mous letter, stating that by reason of
an exchange of overcoats I had come
into possession of a package of let
ters site had written and would ,-eturn
them for a consideration. A reply
came immediately, offering to pay any
reasonable reward and inviting me to
firing flie package to her home the
At Ihe hour appointed T rani; the
bell and found "Peach'' in the draw
ing room. I advanced, holding out heC
letters and offering to surrender them
provided she would write similar ones
to me. Her former affair being a
thing of the past, she agreed to the
proposition. DOUGLAS SMYTIIE.
In Teddy Bear Land.
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It costs a quarter when our team
At football takes a crack.
But any boy who tackles me
LWill get a quarter back! .
Mueller Lumber Company, Rock Is
Bear Sir: What is lumber worth?
"Depends on the lumber," you sa;
"what sort do you want?"'
That's how some people talk about.
paint. They ask: "What'll you paint
my house for?"
The Yankee answer is: "How !
you want it painted? One coat? tw t
coats three coats? first-class
The proper answer is: "I want the
best paint on as it ought to be."
That's IVvoe: but the usual answer
is: "I want a good job; but I want i;
cheap." Which means; I want you t i
paint it for nothing. I want to
lead-and-oil is the costliest paiit
there is; not the best; it used to Ik
best. Bevoe is best, since zinc cam
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Zinc toughens the lead and doubl23
Zinc costs no more than lead; and
we grind by machinery.
We have no patent on zinc; but uo-
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