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THE ARGUS.- TUESDAY; OCTOBER 22. 1907.
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, ' Tuesday, October 22, 1907.
These are the days of ships that pass
Id the night.'
- The visiting nurse proposition is
worthy the hearty support of all good
If Fish has got Harriman and Har
ahan on the hip. here's hoping he will
administer a sound spanking to each.
Before .deciding the other questions
of political "possessions", we may get
information enough to decide who owns
Montana and what relation its owner
ship in New York or. Ohio has to the
White house program for fixing the
No state tax will be levied in Wis
consin this year. It is claimed that
this is- the result of LaFollette com
pelling, the railroads in Wisconsin o
pay their fair share of public burden.
It is said that .Wisconsin is the onjy
state Is which a state tax is not levied.
These poetic dreams of our grett
waterway of commerce, dotted with
an argosy of sails and enlivened with
the. din of steamer whistles and the
shouts of the dusky stevedores ns
they run up the gang plank with their
burdens all this is very nice, bat
what we want is a cavalcade of
dredges and sand scows doing busi
ness on the bottom.
party prefers to follow Jefferson. The
rank and file pf the party furnish. the
votes,, and? Intheir hands is the de
tiny of the party. -The primary system
overthrowsjthe boss rand places, the
machiuery of the party, in the han it
of the masses. VThis is as it ought tj
be', for. the masses are brave, and the
politicians are timidA and the masses
can tell what they want when tho
self-appointed. 'leaders' misrepresent
them or misrepresent their wishes."
Then it is shown that if the federal
courts trespass upon the . rights of
the states the people suffer.. , If elec
tions are corrupted and politics, there
is the same result. If monopolljs
stifle competition and plunder the
public, if the United States becomes
a rendezvous of the representatives of
predatory wealth, if high import du
ties tax the many for the benefit of
the few, and If the railroads extort an
excessive rate to pay dividends upon
watered stock, it is the people who
suffer. And says:
"The democratic party has no rev
son for existence unless it champions
the cause of the people, and it can
only do this when the voters control
its policy. The people are honest, an 1
they are intelligent enough to know
the cause of their" sufferings and to
select the remedies."
The time has arrived, argues the
Commoner, to prepare for the com
ing campaign, and the planning must
be. done by the democratic masses. No
mau'or group of men can dictate a
platform or nominate the candidates.
The platform must be written by tin
oters and the candidates must be
selected by the voters, then we can
ave enthusiasm and hope of suc
cess. The decision must come rrora
the rank and file. The platform ought
to be written at the primaries, not at
the national convention; the national
convention ought merely to give ex
pression to the calm judgment formed
by the voters and inserted in the
platforms of the various precincts.
counties and states.
How genuinely democratic is this
expression of the views of Bryan!
This is the latest of Bryan's innum
erable appeals to the democratic party
to be governed absolutely by and i.
strict conformity -to. the wishes 'of the
rank "and file.
That is genuine . democracy. That'
is Jefferson, Jackson," Bryan democ
racy. " '
That Primary Law.
The state of Mississippi Is one of tha
states lu the union where the primary
law provides that where no one re
ceives a majority of all the votes cast,
then a second primary shall be held
and the two candidates who receive-.
the greatest number of votes shail
again be voted for, and the one receiv
ing, the highest number shall be de
clared the nominee.
This is where the idea now being
advocated by Governor Deneen, O. F.
Berry and perhaps a few others, h3
been borrowed They should go fur
ther and have a double election, .-
that a man who-fails to get a majority
of all the votes cast at an election
would have to go all through, it again
to beat the man next to him, if their
J borrowed idea la a proper one.
J - It would be a great proposition if tj
'twin a race, a horse should have to be
as utucu aucau ui iu wvuuu unt; in
as the sum of the distance behind, of
all the has eens, going, to he's, an I
also rans, that are in the race.
Word to Qemocrat.
W. J. . Bryan's "Commoner" of last
Friday contains an intensely interest
ing. article under the above caption,
which is. significant of the position of
Mr.- Bryan at this time relative to the
prospects and platform of the demo
cratic party for the 1908 campaign
These Questions are asked: Has the
democratic" party a mission If so
what Is it? - Does democracy stand for
a code of principles, or is It merelr
an organization formed to secure of
vflces for its- rnembcrs? In answer to
these questions the Commoner pro
ceeds to show how harmful to th
party those professed democratic pa
pers are which are today antagonizin
the wishes of the majority of the
party, and which assume that they ro
ftect genuine democratic principle.
Some of these papers are owned by
favor-seeking corporations, and their
editors ... are employed to chloroform
their 'readers while their employers
pick their pockets. Others are owned
bv men who : are aristocratic rather
than democratic. After a careful
definition o. the rights of the state and
national governments, the Commoner
"On the trust question, on the tariff,
question, on imperialism, on the labor
question on EVERY question tha
democratic party Insists that its policy
shall be guided by the people and that
the party shall act in the interest of
the people., In '.all masters concerning
to the structure of government and the
methods of government, the demo
cratlc party stands for the largest par
tlclpation of the people In the control
of their public affairs, state and n-i
tlonal. i 1
..-"As the party believes in the rlgh
of tha majority to dictate the policy of
the government, so It believes In the
right of th majority to control th'
policy of the party. .
The . representatives of plutocracy
THE TOWN CLOCK.
A Typical Docket. '
Madison county, Illinois, has already
the typical elements or urban, subur
ban and rural population : into which
the people of most Illinois counties and
most counties in other states will be
divided as they are more closely con
nected by internrban electric roads, tel
ephones and similar means of close
communication with the great cities and
Since the influence of city life will
extend .themselves generally as they
are now extending themselves in Madi
son county, it seems alarming to find it
reported that out of 132 cases on the
docket for the fall term of the Madison
county circuit court. 66, or more than
half, are suits for divorce and separate
maintenance. . . "
St. Louis must divide responsibility
for this, as its- Influence extends the
restlessness of city life farther and far
ther out Into what has been the "steady"
ife of Illinois.
As this life of Illinois in the past rep
resents the normal habit of life in Mis
souri also, as it does that of Kentucky
or Tennessee, Iowa, Texas or Nebraska,
there is more than one side to the show
ing made by Madison county. -
The hopeful side, the side which rep
resents forces sure to reassert them
selves, shows that except as disturb
ances in the familynearly always triv
ial, are now obtruding themselves on
court dockets, which is practically a far
reaching revolution in the life of the
county brings over the strongest of the
controlling forces of the past.
In the typical community of Illinois
and Missouri, as of the west and south
generally, the 'habit of life controlling
the community made the business of
government almost nominal. On the
Madison county court docket now. with
the trivialities represented in most di
vorce petitions subtracted, little change
is shown from this habit. There is
nothing to show increasing trouble be
tween family and family, neighbor and
neighbor. No snch increases. are gen
erally notable elsewhere. ,
The original peace basis still controls
the community as a whole, with the
original family basis of peace still per
sisting in a way which promises local
influence strong enough finally to con
trol the minority whose restless habits
show on divorce dockets. -
. Original. -
- A group of citizens stood in the inar-j
ket place of Schramberg,. in the Black
forest, looking up at the clock in the :
"It has stopped," said one.
"No, but the bands mqve at a snail's
pace," said another..
"I have been standing here fully ten
minutes," said a third, "and can't de
tect the slightest change."
"And I have watched it for an hour,"
said a fourth. "The long hand shows
a guin of two and a half niluutes."
"When was, the change noticed?"
. "At '12 o'clock midnight. It lias not
strnck the hour since."
"kef me see two and a; half minutes
to the hour. ,Af that rate the minute
hand would sweep the dial In twenty
four, hours.; The clock registers but
nu hour a day.".-- -
From a little shop near by old Koth
holZi the watchmaker, glanced out of
his -window, at the group, shook bis
head at them, then turned and resumed
his work. The day liefore his sou had
come to him. wringing his hands.
"Oh. father," he exclaimed, "Ck-ily
has l)een condemned!-- Old Mother
Gault swore that she bad seen br
with her own eyes vomiting crooked
"vhat! That innocent girl con
demned for witchcraft on the testi
mony of thflt hag?"
; ' "Yes, and she is to be burned at the
stake In throe days. Oh, father, help:
We ore letrothed!"
The youngster, still in his teus, had
not censed to rely on his father for
everything. The old man scratched
his hpad and gave himself up to deep
thought. - Tresontly be said, "I cannot
prevent this tragedy, but I may delay
"How?" asked the Ikiv eairerl.v.
"You know, my son, that the clock
in the church, tower, which I made
and about which no one except my
self knows anything, is the legal time
In the . Tillage--tbat I, the town dork
as well as watchmaker, keep the legal
calendar and keep it by. the clock. If
I stop the clock I stop the village time,
but in that case they would adopt an
other standard. I will make the hands
go. very slowly. This will delay the!
execution, and something may happen
to" save the girl."- '
In the middle of the night the old
man went up into the tower and chang-
ty-four. ' Cicily could not lie legally;
burned for more than two months.
The group standing in the market
place after further discussion moved
together to old Rothholz's shop, told
him that the clock had nearly "stopped
and he must fix it. "Don't bother your
heads about the clock," he said; "it
will go well enough In time." "When?"
After the girl who was condemned
yesterday has been burned." "What
has that , to do with it?' "I don't
know. I only know-that the clock,
which has kept perfect time ever since
it was set up in the tower, has sud
denly gone wrong." "Nonsense:" ex
claimed most -of the party, 'nd they
The. old man Insisted that he could
not fix the tlock. though, to satisfy the
authorities... he pretended to try. In a
few days the burghers, finding a new
subject, of "interest, ceased to talk
about the clock. , A week later Antoine
Suits and Overcoats of
: ;- Distinctive Smartness
A Certain Cure for CrouD Used far
Ten Years Without a Failure.
W. C. Bott, a tar City, Ind . hard
ware merchant, is enthusiastic in his
praise of Chamberlain's Cough Hem
edy. : His children have all been sub
ject to croup and he has used this
remedy for the past 10 years, ani
though they much feared the croup
his wife and he always felt safe upon
retiring when a bottle of' Chamber
Iain's Cough Remedy was In the house1
His oldest child was subject to severe
attacks of croup, but this remedv
never failed to effect a speedy cure.
He has recommended it to friends and
neighbors and all who have used it Bay
that it is onequaled for croup and
whpoping cough. For sale by all drug
Kennedy's Laxative Cough Syrup is
a safe, sure and nromnt remedv fo
SCHLOSS BROS. I CO.
fine Clolhes Makers
fiillimore and New York
As you . pass along a city street you'll now and
then notice a man or woman so much better
dressed than the average that your attention is
instinctively drawn to the wearer. Taste, Neat
ness, -Good Style, and Exact Fit are all apparent.
The whole get-up is distinctly smart and clean
: v -' -
How to Do It?
Let us tell a secret. The great thing is to wear
clothes that are fresh, new style, fit becom
ingly, qnd particularly that are cut and tailored
by designers who know how to make their
clothes show this unusal air of smartness.
Try the G..& H. Special Make.
They're worn by the most particular and best
dressed men in this locality. Prices range from
Special Line Shown at ,
15.00. 16.50, 18.00, 20.00 and $22
AND THEY FIT
Gustaffsoo (S . Hayes
Hocker pre;ented a note that" was due
to Karl -Becker for payment. Becker
declared that he would pay it when
the town clock should say the time
for payment had;, expired. Hecker
went to Kothholz and asked for a cer
tificate to that effect. Ilecker declared
that by the.-. village tiAe the note was
not due. The result was a quarrel be
tween the . debtor and the creditor.
Then came a widow who wished to
marry, again. . Bv the terma of ber late
j ' l
husband vvil. she would lose every- PASTOR TRIED FOR FORGERY
thing he had loft her if she married ... - . .
lefore a certain date. The date bad, Benjamin F. Graff of Joliet Found in
and of aristocracy speak contemptu-Jcough8 and co!da and Ig good f6r eTftrT
ously, of. the opinions of the1 people; f member of the family. J!fl by, all
Jefferson did not and the democratic druggists. v" '
; - " r THOMAS CARLIN -1838-1842. v
Thomas Carlln, although of limited education, is classed as one of the best
governors in the history of Illinois. He was born near Frankfort, Ky., July
18, 1789.. and was brought to Illinois by his father in'1812. He won distinction
In -battles ;wlth Indians, and in the Black Hawk war he commanded a spv
battalion. V He was appointed receiver of public moneys by Tresident Jackson
In 1834 and removed to Quincy from his home in Greene county. After hU
term as governor he returned to Greene county and was elected to the legisU
ture in 1849. He was elected governor on the Ieniocra tic ticket, defeating
Cyrus :Edwards, Whig.-and a brother of . Niiiiaii Edwards. He died FH. 14,
1852. leavios a wife and seven children. . ; , .............
expired, but the legal town time said
that it had not. The clerk said it was
his duty Jo keep the calendar by the
clock. He could do nothing. The
judge ordered him before the court
and to fix the clock or keep the calen
der by another timepiece. The town
clerk refused to break the law, .and
the judge had no power to compel him
to do so.
As the days and weeks elapsed the
condition of the people of the village
became more irritating. They quar
reled about the time to go to bed, to
get up, for meals. The children would
not go to school till the clock struck
the hour. Nobody would go to church
because there was no knowing when
tbey should go. Those who had
watches tyrranized over hose who had
not and quarreled among themselves
as to whose watch was right. At last
the hubbub was so great that it be
came intolerable. A committee wait
ed on the town dork and begged him
to fix the clock or break the law, prom
ising him immunity.
"Not I." he said.- "I believe that
heaven shows Its displeasure through
the clock for the condemnation ofn
pure young girl for witchcraft."
When this was repeated to the judge
he called the court together and re
opened the trial of the condemned
Cicily. Antoine Hecker, who was anx
ious to get Iiis money from his cred
itor, having heard that the clock would
not go properly till Cicily was acquit
ted, swore that the night before he had
seen her accuser sailing by moonlight
on the river In a sieve. All the dis
satisfied people In the village support
ed his testimony. Cicily was acquit
ted, and the old woman was condemn
ed to be burned In her stead.
That night at midnight the old clock
struck the hour and thenceforth re
corded the time correctly.
CHARLOTTE BOND HILL.
; Sunday Crap Game.
Joliet. 111., Oct. 22. The trial of Ben
jamin F. Graff, formerly pastor of the
Ridgewood Baptist church, on the
charge of forgery began yesterday
afternoon. Graff held a large f actio i
of his church with ' him when the
charges were first brought against him.
but when he was found in a Lockport
saloon Sunday night playing in a crap
game his last friends deserted him.
De Witt's Carbolized Witch Hazel
Salve is good for little burns and bis
burns, small scratches or bruises an
big ones. Sold by all -druggists.
How to Cure a Cold.
The question of how to cure a cold
witnout unnecessary loss of time jj
one in which we are all more or less
Interested, for the quicker a cold is
gotten rid of the less the danger of
pneumonia and other serious diseases.
B. W. L. Hall of Waverly, Va.. has
used Chamberlain's Cough Remedy fo
years and says: "I firmly believe
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy to b
absolutely the best preparation on th
market for colds. I have recommend
ed it to my friends and they a1 agree
with me." For sale by all druggists
Blackheads, blotches end pimples ar
caused by the improper action of the
bowels. Holllster's Rocky Mountain
Tea regulates the bowels, makes your
complexion clear and beautiful, gives
you that healthy look. 35 oents, tea
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